1st – 31st: Tryon Civitan Food Drive benefiting Religious Community Services, drop off location is the UPS Store, 1822 S. Glenburnie Rd. Call 252-637-7500.
22nd: Ceremony to Celebrate Bicycle and Pedestrian Access, 9:00 a.m. H.J. MacDonald Middle School, 3127 Elizabeth Ave. Presented by The City of New Bern. Call 252-639-2750.
22nd: Resource Information Fair, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, located at 324 Miller Blvd., Havelock. Presented by Craven Smart Start. Call 252-672-5921 Ext. 29.
23rd: Understanding and Managing Chaos with Keynote speakers will be Bob Fuller, Targeted OD and George Oliver and Clayton Cheek with Oliver & Cheek Law Firm. 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. at the New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce. Call 252-637-3111.
23rd: West Marine presents Fishing Frenzy, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at West Marine New Bern, 3559 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Call 252-636-0650.
24th: Adoption Event featuring dogs from The Guardian Animal Foundation, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Petsense of New Bern, 2025 S. Glenburnie Rd. Call 252-636-0460.
25th: Big Jim Kohler live on The Deck, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Call 252-638-0305.
25th: “Footloose on the Neuse” Summer Concert Series: Carolina Soul Band (Motown, Soul), 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Union Point Park. Call 252-639-2901.
25th – 26th: 25th Anniversary Aurora Fossil Festival, Fri: 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.; Sat: 8:00 a.m. – 10:45 p.m. in Aurora, NC.
26th: Poor Charlies Flea Market & Antiques Sidewalk Sell-abration and participate in old fashioned games, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 200 Block of Hancock St. Call 252-672-0208.
26th: Remembrances Day, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at New Bern National Cemetery, 1711 National Ave. Sponsored by Girl Scouts Enchanting Waters Service Unit, New Bern supported by local Boy Scouts Troops. Call 252-514-2350.
26th: Fairlight Moriah Duo live on The Deck, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Call 252-638-0305.
28th: Memorial Day Military Appreciation, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Tryon Palace. Call 252-639-3500.
28th: Memorial Day Program, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. at New Bern National Cemetery, 1711 National Ave. Sponsored by Craven County Veteran’s Council and New Bern National Cemetery. Call 252-296-1381.
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 the 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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