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Action Packed Weekend of things to do in and around New Bern

Weekend Events
Photo by: Joe Hughes

26th: “Come Sit Next To Me” Party in honor of Alice Roosevelt Longworth, 2:30 pm – 5:30 p.m. at Wit Clothier, Inc., 502 Pollock St. Call 252-631-5098.

26th: WinterFeast: Oysters, Brews and Comfort Foods, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3525.

26th: Tiffany Elaine and A Kennedy – Live, 7:00 p.m. at BrÜtopia. Hosted by The Nest Cafe on Wheels. Call 252-617-3703.

26th: Rick and Jenna Huffa – Live, 7:00pm at The Brown Pelican. Call 252-631-5008.

26th: Improv Comedy Night, 8:00 p.m. at The City Laundry. Call 252-876-7007.

26th: Feral Cats performance, 8:00 p.m. at Circa 1810 Bar at the Harvey Mansion. Call 252-635-3232.

27th: 2nd Annual Steps to Freedom 5K, Sign in: 7:00a.m., Starts: 8:00 a.m. at 401 Taberna Way. Presented by True Justice International.

27th: Welcome Shriners, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the New Bern Farmers Market. Call 252-633-0043.

27th: Sudan Shriners Winter Parade Downtown New Bern. Call 252-637-5197.

27th: 7th Annual Reach for the Stars Gala and Winter Ball, 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. at 233 Middle St. Presented by St. Paul Catholic School. Call 252-633-0100.

27th: Open Mic Night, 6:30pm at Trent River Coffee Company. Call 252-514-2030.

27th: At The Gallery: Stevie Wonder performed by Gabriel Bello, 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. at the Bank of the Arts. Presented by the Craven Arts Council and Gallery. Call 252-638-2577.

27th: Molasses Creek Concert, 7:30p.m. in Craven Community College’s Orringer Auditorium. Call 252-633-2618.

26th: Caffeinated Soul Boggie – Live, 8:00pm at The Brown Pelican. Call 252-631-5008.

28th: Craven Chains Winter Tour, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Glenburnie Park.

28th: The Bears performance, 8:00 p.m. at Circa 1810 Bar at the Harvey Mansion. Call 252-635-3232.

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. 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: 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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