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Another Weekend Packed with Events and Things to Do in and around New Bern

Weekend New Bern NC29th: Governor’s Challenge Cornhole Tournament, 10:00am – 5:00pm on Tryon Palace’s South Lawn. Call 252-639-3511.

29th: Fall Partnership and Member Appreciation Night, 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Havelock Tourist and Event Center. Presented by the Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation. Call 252-444-4348.

29th: Standup Comedy Featuring Matt White and Friends, 8:00pm at The City Laundry. Call 252-876-7007.

30th: Colors 4 Cancer 5K/1M, 8:00am at 2790 Landscape Dr. Call 252-902-9712.

30th: New Bern Farmers Market, 8:00am – 2:00pm at 421 S. Front St. Call 252-633-0043.

30th: 2017 Fall Forever Home Adoption Event, 9:00am – 5:00pm at Petsense, 2025 S. Glenburnie Rd. Call 252-636-0460.

30th: The Kitchens of New Bern Self Guided Tour, 9:30am – 4:00pm at homes throughout Downtown New Bern including Tryon Palace. Benefiting the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC. Call 252-514-2006.

30th: 9th Annual Eddie Strickland Memorial Golf Tournament Fundraiser, 1:00pm at the Emerald Golf and Country Club. Call 252-474-4508.

30th: 2nd Annual Embrace Recovery Rally, 3:00pm – 7:00pm at Union Point Park. Presented by Community Coalition for Craven County Children (C5). Call 252-639-4920 ext 2073.

30th: A Magical Evening – 25th Anniversary Celebration of Conservation in Eastern NC, 5:00pm – 8:00pm on Tryon Palace’s South Lawn. Presented by the Coastal Land Trust. Call 910-790-4524 ext. 209.

30th: Oktoberfest presented by the New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club, 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center.

30th: Hurricane Relief Charity Dinner, 6:00pm – 11:00pm at The North Carolina History Center. Presented by Toyota of New Bern. Call 252-637-7200.

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, 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).

Tour the New Bern Civil War Battlefield Park. It’s not only for Civil War Buffs, but it’s a perfect place to take a walk in the woods (with your dog), picnic, or sit on a bench and watch the wildlife.

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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