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If you can’t find something to do in and around New Bern – You’re not looking!

Island Creek Trail
Enjoy a walk in the woods minutes from New Bern!

Here’s this weekend’s line-up of events and things to do:

1st – 28th: Tryon Civitan Club presents 8th Annual Food Drive for The Salvation Army, drop off location: The UPS Store, 1822 S. Glenburnie Rd. Call 252-637-7500.

23rd: Women Veterans and Active Duty Women Outreach Event, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at New Beginnings Ministry of Faith, 30 Park Ln., Havelock. Presented by NCWorks Career Center and Veterans Organic Garden Call 252-514-4828 ext. 241

23rd: Annual Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation Gala Rediscover Your Future, 5:30 p.m. at the Havelock Tourist and Event Center. Call 252-444-4348.

23rd: Black History Month Celebration with ‘African American Firsts’, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Craven Community College’s Student Center. Call 252-514-0562.

23rd – 24th: The Wiz, Fri – Sat: 7:30 p.m.; Sun: 2:00 p.m. at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Call 252-633-0567.

23rd – 25th: Chicago, Fri – Sat: 7:30 p.m.; Sun: 3:00 p.m. at the Masonic Theatre. Presented by RiverTowne Players. Call 252-633-3318.

23rd: Latin Dance Night with Dance Lesson, 8:30 p.m. and DJ at 9:00 p.m. at The City Laundry. Call 252-876-7007.

23rd: Wannabees Live, 9:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. at Triple Play Restaurant and Sports Bar. Call 252-635-3010.

24th: New Bern Farmers Market, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at 421 S. Front St. Call 252-633-0043.

24th: We’re Cycling to Italy, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. starting at the Piggly Wiggly at 10742 N Carolina 55, Grantsboro. Presented by Flythe’s Bike Shop. Call 252-638-1544.

24th: High School Shakespeare Contest, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Orringer Auditorium, Craven Community College. Presented by the English Speaking Union – Colonial NC Branch.

24th: Colonial Capital Humane Society Adoption Event, 11:00 a.m. at Petsense of New Bern. Call 252-636-0460.

24th: Spaghetti benefit Dinner, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Rhems Fire Station, 5860 Hwy 17. Presented by the New Bern Civitan Club. Call 252-204-3068.

24th: Open Mic Night, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Trent River Coffee Company. Call 252-514-2030.

24th: Improv Comedy Night featuring Walk in Bathtub, 8:00 p.m. at The City Laundry. Call 252-876-7007.

24th: Dwight Hawkins and The Piedmont Highballers Live, 8:00 p.m. at The Brown Pelican. Call 252-631-5008.

24th – 25th: 23rd Annual Train Show at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. Presented by the Carolina Coastal Railroaders. Call 252-626-3476.

25th: Andrew Kasab Live, 5:00 p.m. – 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).

Here’s our latest Podcast to hear more about the latest happenings and interesting facts about New Bern and Beyond. Did we talk about you, your business, or non-profit? Listen here:

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