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Weekend Events and Things to Do in and around New Bern

Weekend New Bern NC1st – 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.

2nd: Grand Opening Celebration of Dunkin’ Donuts at 2000 S. Glenburnie Rd.

2nd: International Film Series: Hunt for Wilderpeople, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Craven Community College’s Orringer Auditorium. Call 252-633-2618.

2nd: Daddy Daughter Sweetheart Ball, 6:30 p.m. at The Pavillion at Carolina Colours, 3300 Waterscape Way. Presented by the Craven Literacy Council. Call 252-637-8079.

2nd: Aqoostix Debut, 8:00 p.m. at Circa 1810 Bar at the Harvey Mansion. Call 252-635-3232.

2nd: Bearfoot Monty’s EP Release Party with Special Guests Thick Modine & Myself and I, 9:00 p.m. at The City Laundry. Call 252-876-7007.

3rd: Soup Day, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the New Bern Farmer’s Market. Call 252-633-0043.

3rd: Craven County Clean Sweep, 9:00 a.m. at Lawson Creek Park. Call 252-633-1477.

3rd: Tryon Palace Free Day, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Call 252-639-3500.

3rd: The Spheres Approach to Happiness and Fulfillment Workshop, 3:00 p.m. at the New Bern-Craven County Library. Call 252-638-7807.

3rd: A Night to Remember 2017 Awards Gala, 7:00 p.m. at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Call 252-634-9057.

3rd: Limited Engagement – Live, 8:00pm at The Brown Pelican. Call 252-631-5008.

3rd: North Carolina Symphony presents Dvořák Serenade for Strings, 7:30 p.m. at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. Call 877-627-6724.

3rd: Justin Castellano Live, 8:00 p.m. at The City Laundry. Call 252-876-7007.

4th: Super Bowl Party, 3:00pm at The Brown Pelican. Call 252-631-5008.

4th: Group Run presented by SUP and Running, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Union Point Park.

4th: Super Bowl Party, 5:00pm at The Entrepreneur Center of Craven County, 233 Middle St. 3rd Floor. Call 252-649-0166.

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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