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

Weekend in and around New Bern NC22nd: Simon Spalding to Examine Food in the U.S. Navy during the Civil War, 7:00pm at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

22nd: Jazz Night with Hot House Quartet, 7:00pm at BrÜtopia. Call 252-631-5142.

22nd: Ellis Dyson and The Shambles with Bearfoot Monty, 8:00pm – 11:00pm at The City Laundry. Call 252-876-7007.

22nd – 24th: Friends of the Library Bi-Annual Book Sale, Fri – Sat: 9:00am – 5:00pm; Sun: 12:00pm – 4:00pm at the Sudan Shriners’ Building. Benefiting the New Bern – Craven County Public Library. Call 252-638-7800.

23rd: New Bern Farmers Market, 8:00am – 2:00pm at 421 S. Front St. Call 252-633-0043.

23rd: New Bern Clean Sweep, 9:00am at Lawson Creek Park. Presented by Sound Rivers. Call 252-637-7972.

23rd: Somebody to Love Homes for Dogs Adoption Event, 11:00am – 2:00pm at 115 Middle St. Presented by Coldwell Banker Willis-Smith benefiting the Colonial Capital Humane Society. Call 252-638-3500.

23rd: Zentangle 101, 1:30pm – 4:00pm at the New Bern Arts and Wellness Center. Call 252-497-8928.

23rd: At The Gallery: Ray Henderson performed by Patrick Bliss and Tim Maddox, 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the Bank of the Arts. Presented by the Craven Arts Council and Gallery. Call 252-638-2577.

23rd: Madame Z’s Pride Show, 9:00pm at The City Laundry. Call 252-876-7007.

23rd – 24th: Civil War Weekend, 2:00pm at Tryon Palace, New Bern Academy Museum, and the New Bern Civil War Battlefield Park. Call 252-639-3500.

24th: New Bern CROP Hunger Walk, Registration: 2:00pm, Walk: 3:00pm at Union Point Park. Call 252-904-8617.

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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