Spotlight on Events and Things to Do in and around New Bern this Week

Things to do New Bern NCThrough the 30th: Happenings Live at The City Laundry

9th – 10th: NC Human Trafficking Commission’s Regional Symposium at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. Call 919-716-6497.

10th: Behind the Scenes: Conservation Lab, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Tryon Palace’s Waystation. Call 252-639-3500.

10th: Business Tax Essentials, 3:00 p.m. at Craven Community College’s Small Business Center. Call 252-638-1008.

11th: Lunch and Learn, “History Stands Around You: The History and Architecture of the New Bern Academy”, 11:30 a.m. at The Chelsea Restaurant. Presented by the New Bern Historical Society. Call 252-638-8558.

12th: Black Light Project to highlight positive images of African-American Men, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Orringer Auditorium, Craven Community College. Presented by Craven Community College’s Minority Male (M2) Success Initiative. Call 252-633-1764.

12th:  Legends in Concert: Livingston Taylor, 7:00 p.m. at the New Bern Convention Center. Presented by the New Bern Historical Society. Call 252-638-8558.

13th: International Film Series: The African Doctor, 2:30p.m. and 7:30p.m. in Craven Community College’s Orringer Auditorium. Call 252-633-2618.

13th: ArtWalk throughout Downtown New Bern, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., presented by the Craven Arts Council at the Bank of the Arts. 252-638-2577.

13th: ARTcrawl presented by the Greater Good Gallery, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Isaac Taylor House and Gardens, and numerous locations in Downtown New Bern.

13th: Uncorked – A Wine Tasting, 5:00 p.m. at Nautical Wheelers of New Bern. Call 252-514-2553.

13th: Music after ArtWalk with Strung Together, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at Circa 1810 Bar at the Harvey Mansion’s. Call 252-635-3232.

13th – 14th: Tryon Palace’s Spring Heritage Plant Sale, Daves South Lawn. 252-639-3500.

13th – 15th: Spring Garden Lovers’ Weekend at Tryon Palace. Call 252-639-3500.

13th – 15th: 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.

14th: 10th Annual East Carolina Pottery Festival, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-638-2577.

14th: KidBiz and Entrepreneur Expo, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at 3127 Elizabeth Ave. Presented by Hour Special Place. Call 252-631-5028.

14th: Tabernacle OCC Golf Tournament in Memory of Frank Wilson, 1:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Emerald Golf Club. Call 252-6330-4440.

15th: Spring Concert Series: 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band presents “Light”, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00p.m. at Tryon Palace’s South Lawn. Call 252-446-2330.

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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