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Weekend Events and Things to Do in and around New Bern

Weekend Events
Photo by: Joe Hughes

14th – 15th: Lumpia and Pancit Fundraiser Dinner, 10:30am – 5:30pm at Annunciation Catholic School, 246 Main St., Havelock. Call 252-447-3137.

15th: Lunch and Learn: From Receipt Book to Cookbook, 12:00pm at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

15th: The Entrepreneur Center of Craven County Open House, 5:00pm – 8:00pm at the O’Marks building, 233 Middle St. Call 252-636-0234.

15th: Jefferson Ross, 7:30pm at Trent River Coffee Company. Call 252-646-4657.

15th – 17th: Around the World in 80 Days, Fri – Sat: 7:30pm; Sun: 2:00pm at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Call 252-633-0567.

16th: New Bern Farmers Market, 8:00am – 2:00pm at 421 S. Front St. Call 252-633-0043.

16th: 2nd Annual Poker Run, 9:00am at the VFW Post 2514. Call 252-637-9222.

16th: Havelock Police Department presents 3rd Annual Zumbathon, 9:00am – 12:00pm at the Havelock Recreation Center. Benefiting the Coastal Women’s Shelter. Call 252-638-4509.

16th: Tryon Palace Gardens Lecture Series, 10:00am at the Cullman Performance Hall, North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

16th: Family Fun Day Event, 1:00pm – 5:00pm at Union Point Park. Presented by The First Tee of Eastern North Carolina. Call 252-28-5481.

16th: Lanterns on the Lawn: A Family Campout, 2:00pm – 10:00am on the 17th on Tryon Palace’s South Lawn. Call 252-639-3524.

16th: Concert for Cancer – A Celebration of Life, 6:00pm at the Doubletree by Hilton. Benefit for CarolinaEast Foundation and METAvivor Research and Support.

16th: Craven’s Got Talent, 6:00pm – 9:00pm at Grover C. Fields Middle School Auditorium. Presented by Craven County Special Olympics. Call 252-636-6606.

16th: Carolina Chamber Music Festival Concert, 6:30pm at First Presbyterian Church, 400 New St. Call 252-626-5419.

16th: Jazz Night with Hot House Quartet, 7:00pm at BrÜtopia. Call 252-631-5142.

16th: Jordan Amburn and Friends “Dreamer”, 8:00pm at The City Laundry. Call 252-876-7007.

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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