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Weekend filled with Events and Things to do in and around New Bern

Weekend New Bern NC10th: Food Truck Rodeo and Vendor Blender, 3:00pm – 7:00pm at Creekside Park. Presented by Hour Special Place. Call 252-631-5028.

10th: Candlelight Vigil & Flower Ceremony – A Community Together, starts at 4:30pm at Union Point Park Gazebo.

10th: ArtWalk throughout Downtown New Bern, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, presented by the Craven Arts Council at the Bank of the Arts. 252-638-2577.

10th: ARTcrawl presented by the Greater Good Gallery, 5:00pm – 8:00pm at the Isaac Taylor House and Gardens, and numerous locations in Downtown New Bern.

10th: Ruth Wyand, 7:30pm at Trent River Coffee Company. Presented by the Down East Folk Arts Society. Call 252-646-4657.

10th – 12th: AIDA: The Timeless Love Story, Fri – Sat: 7:30pm; Sun: 2:00pm at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Call 252-633-0567.

11th: Veterans Day at Tryon Palace, 9:00am – 5:00pm. Call 252-639-3500.

11th: The Fairfield Harbour Harvest Craft Fair, 9:00am – 2:00pm at the Fairfield Harbour Community Center at 585 Broad Creek Rd. Call 252-638-1350.

11th: Holiday Craft Fair and Vendor Event, 9:00am – 3:00pm at Creekside Fellowship Church. Call 252-567-5373.

11th: Block Party featuring the Dale Earnhart Jr. Car and a Nascar Simulator, 11:00am – 3:00pm at Berne Towne Square.

11th: Rockin for Relief for Homeless Veterans 2017, 12:00pm – 7:00pm at VFW Post 2514, 3850 Butler Rd.

11th: Charity Spaghetti Dinner, 5:00pm – 8:00pm at Bridgeton United Methodist Church. Presented by the Neuse Sunrise (Bridgeton) Rotary Club.

12th:  Annual Richard K. Lore Lecture, Jim Bunch, “Recovering the M-4 Enigma Machine, An Oral History,” 2pm at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-638-8558.

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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