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

Weekend New Bern NC19th: Free Federal Resume Writing Workshop, 9:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. at the NCWorks Career Center, 2836 Neuse Blvd. Call 252-514-4828 ext. 241.

19th: BBQ in Blue Jeans, 6:00p.m. at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. Call 252-636-4087.

19th – 20th: Bonnie and Clyde, Fri – Sat: 7:30p.m.; Sun: 2:00p.m. at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Call 252-633-0567.

20th: 7th Annual Harvest Bear Cupcake War, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the New Bern Farmers Market. Call 252-633-0043.

20th: USCG Auxiliary Basic Boating Safety Class, 8:30a.m. – 4:00p.m. at The University of Mount Olive in New Bern. Call 252-638-5588.

20th: Polar Plunge Craven County, 9:00a.m. at Courts Plus. Presented by Special Olympics Craven County. Call 252-636-6606.

20th: Tryon Palace Garden Lecture Series, 10:00 a.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Presented by the Twin Rivers Camellia Club. Call 252-639-3500.

20th: 11th Annual Local Authors Luncheon, 11:30a.m. at The Chelsea Restaurant. Presented by the Twin Rivers Branch of the A.m.erican Association of University Women (AAUW). Call 252-637-9499.

20th: Gathering of We the People New Bern at 1:00 p.m. at Broad Street Christian Church, 802 Broad St.

20th: Rockin’ in the New Year Skate Party, 5:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. at Rollerland. Presented by Hour Special Place. Call 252-631-5028.

20th: Lumbee Tribe Cultural Performance by Ryan Dial-Stanly, 7:00p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

20th: Bridge to Breakdown Live, 8:00p.m. at The City Laundry. Call 252-876-7007.

21st: ENC Media’s Bridal and Special Event Expo, 12:00p.m. – 4:00p.m. at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. Call 970-590-0383.

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).

Listen to our latest Podcast from January 16th to hear more about the latest happenings in New Bern and Beyond:

If you don’t have time to listen to the entire episode, click here to see the show notes and listen to parts of the episode.

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