23rd – 29th: Paint Your Heart Out New Bern and Group Cares: Mission New Bern in the Choice Neighborhoods and Gateway Renaissance Community. Call 252-639-7580.
28th: New Bern Farmers Market, 8:00am – 2:00pm, 421 S. Front St. Call 252-633-0043.
28th: Storytellers with Patrick Bliss, 8:00pm – 10:00pm at The City Laundry. Call 252-876-7007.
28th: Ravenz Bru Band, 8:00pm – 11:00pm at the Harvey Mansion.
28th – 30th: The Sound of Music, Fri – Sat: 8:00pm; Sun: 3:00pm at the Masonic Theatre. Presented by RiverTowne Players.
29th: Traditional Woodturning Demonstration, 10:00am – 4:00pm at the North Carolina History Center. Presented by the Wilmington Area Woodturners Association. Call 252-639-3542.
There are also all kinds of things to do in and around town. To name a few, take advantage of over 20 parks and 3 recreation centers maintained by New Bern Parks & Recreation and Craven County Recreation & Parks. Cool off at the New Bern Aquatic Center or George Street Spray Ground. Play disc golf at Glenburnie Park and Creekside Park, go bowling at the Strike Zone, roller skate at Rollerland, go horseback riding at Equidae Farms (288-9706), or check out the Bear Towne Escape Room.
Visit the New Bern-Craven County Library for free classes, reading programs, movie rentals, etc.
Watch a movie at Neuse Blvd Cinema or Bear Town Cinema 6.
Learn to Scuba Dive at Divin’ Dawgs.
Take a self-guided walking tour or have locals take you on a tour: Bear Foot Kayaks (229-4846); Bolero Sailing Charters, 300 E. Front St. (670-5879); Cruise The Neuse Pontoon Boat Tours, (876-7232); Pedi-Bear Tours (649-3839); Scenic Airplane Ride by Tradewind Aviation (636-0716); Tugboat of New Bern Cruises (919-306-5712); and Trolley Tour (637-7316). Call New Bern Tours for more options (637-7316).
Take a walk in the woods in the Croatan National Forest. The forest’s habitat has carnivorous plants like the Venus flytrap, pitcher plant, sundew, butterwort, bladderwort among other exotic plants. The Croatan spans approximately 160,000 acres and is located in New Bern’s backyard. It’s a sanctuary for black bear, deer, wild turkey, quail, coyote, bald eagle, beaver, bobcat, porcupine, American alligator, red-tailed hawk, and other wildlife you
may see. For maps and more information, talk to the people at the Croatan National Forest’s Ranger’s Station on Hwy 70 E (638-5628).
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