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Events and Things to Do around New Bern this Week through April 22

Neuse River New Bern NC16th – May 5th: Neuse River Senior Games and Silver Arts at various locations throughout Craven County. Call 252-636-6606.

17th: Two2sday Market Opens at the New Bern Farmers Market, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at 421 S. Front St. Call 252-633-0043.

17th: MOVE TO CONNECT: Build Relationships to Create Referrals, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the New Bern Country Club. Presented by the New Bern Business Referral Network.

17th: Behind the Scenes: Museum Technology, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Tryon Palace’s Waystation. Call 252-639-3500.

17th: Power of PR and Social Media for Small Business with Speaker Randy Foster of the New Bern Post, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Craven Community College’s Small Business Center. Call 252-638-1008.

18th: Coastal Women’s Forum for Luncheon with Speaker Tova Hairston, 11:30 a.m. at the New Bern Golf and Country Club.

20th: Juice Joints “A Celebration of North Carolina Spirits”, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at 300 E. Front St. Presented by Juice on the Neuse and The Galley Stores.

20th: Roaring Twenties Casino Night, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at The Flame Catering and Banquet Center. Call 252-638-4509.

20th – 22nd: Anne of Green Gables, Fri – Sat: 7:30 p.m.; Sun: 3:00 p.m. at the Masonic Theatre. Presented by RiverTowne Players. Call 252-633-3318.

21st: Springfest at the New Bern Farmers Market, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at 421 S. Front St. Call 252-633-0043.

21st: VEMA New Bern 4th Annual Fallen Officer Memorial Ride, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Harley-Davidson of New Bern. Call 252-633-4060.

21st: Free Horticultural Workshop ‘‘Edible Landscape’ – Summer Vegetables’, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Craven County Cooperative Extension, 300 Industrial Dr. Call 252-633-1477.

21st: New Bern Clean Sweep, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Lawson Creek Park. Call 252-637-7972.

21st: Victor Jones presents: “German Migrations to NC In the 1700’s”,  9:30 a.m. at the New Bern-Craven County Public Library during the Spring Meeting of the NC Chapter of Palatines to America.

21st: Festival of Fun 2018, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Union Point Park. Presented by New Bern Parks and Recreation. Call 252-639-2902.

21st: Annual BBQ presented by Rhems Volunteer Fire Department at 5860 Hwy 17 South.

21st: Charity Golf Tournament, 10:30 a.m. at the Emerald Golf and Country Club. Benefiting the visually impaired. Presented by the New Bern and Twin Rivers Lions Club. Call 252-633-4440.

21st: Juice on the Neuse Wine and Craft Beer Festival, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at 300 E. Front St. Presented by Swiss Bear, Inc. and The Galley Stores.

21st: Epiphany’s Spirit of Giving Gala and Auction, 6:00 p.m. at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. Call 252-638-0122.

21st: At The Gallery: James Taylor performed by the Heather Pierson Trio, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Bank of the Arts. Presented by the Craven Arts Council and Gallery. Call 252-638-2577.

21st: Music for the People with Joe Brown and The Band, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at Attitude’s Pub & Grille, 32 Shoreline Dr. Call 252-633-2006.

22nd: African American Heritage Tour, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Tryon Palace’s Waystation. Call 252-639-3500.

22nd: Encore Presentation of Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Deeds, 3:00 p.m. at the New Bern-Craven County Library. Presented by the New Bern Historical Society. Call 252-638-8558.

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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: Cruise the Neuse 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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