20th: Formal Adopt-A-School Ceremony with Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron 28, 10:30am in the Tucker Creek Middle School Auditorium. Call 252-514-6300.
20th: Lunch and Learn: A History of Costumes, 12:00pm at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.
20th: Family Fall Festival, 4:00pm – 8:00pm at Saint Paul Catholic School. Call 252-633-0100.
20th: New Bern Community Drum Circle, 6:00pm – 7:30pm at Union Point Park. Call 252-649-1712.
20th: Tracey Brenneman and Simon Spalding in Concert, 7:00pm at the Trent River Coffee Company. Call 252-514-2030.
20th: Quarterly Twain with Bill Hand, 8:00pm at The City Laundry. Call 252-876-7007.
20th – 21st: 36th Annual Havleock Chili Festival at the Walter B. Jones Park. Call 252-444-1101.
20th – 22nd: Seussical Jr., Fri – Sat: 7:30pm; Sun: 3:00pm at the Masonic Theatre. Presented by RiverTowne Players. Call 252-633-3318.
21st: New Bern Farmers Market, 8:00am – 2:00pm at 421 S. Front St. Call 252-633-0043.
21st: 9th Annual Breast Cancer Benefit Ride, 9:00am – 3:00pm at Harley-Davidson of New Bern. Call 252-633-4060.
21st – 22nd: Wings Over Bridgeton – Premeir Seaplane “Fly In” at the Bridgeton Harbor Marina, 1101 B. St., Bridgeton.
21st: 11th Annual Breast Cancer Benefit Bull Riding, 7:00pm at the Hang’n Tree Ranch Bucking Bulls, 721 Dry Monia Rd. Call 252-723-7998.
21st: At The Gallery: WC Handy performed by Jon Shain, 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the Bank of the Arts. Presented by the Craven Arts Council and Gallery. Call 252-638-2577.
22nd: Asian Games Club of New Bern, 1:00pm – 6:00pm at Bear’s Lair Games. Call 252-635-5247.
22nd: Spooktacular Open House, 2:00pm – 4:30pm at Synergy Integrative Veterinary Clinic, 4005 Dr MLK Jr Blvd. Call 252-631-5033.
For the entire month of October, The Tryon Civitans in conjunction with The UPS Store of New Bern is sponsoring their 10th Annual Peanut Butter Drive to benefit Religious Community Services. Drop off location is The UPS Store, 1822 South Glenburnie Rd. between 8:00am and 6:00pm. Monday – Friday and 8:00am – 4:00pm on Saturdays. Call 252-637-7500.
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.
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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