Latest happenings and things to do in and around New Bern through June 17th

Lawson Creek Park12th: “New Bern And The Civil War” Book Presentation and Signing by Author James Edward White, III, 6:30 p.m. at the New Bern LDS Church located at 1207 Forest Dr. Presented by the Craven County Genealogical Society. Call 252-638-3291.

12th: Irish Music Session, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Bebop’s Café, 323 Middle St. Call 252-633-7900.

14th: Duct Tape Marketing Seminars, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at The Entrepreneur Center of Craven County, 233 Middle St #310. Call 252-633-5300.

14th: 2018 Salute to Women of the Military: Her past and our present, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Havelock Tourist and Event Center, Havelock, NC. Presented by Promise Place (formerly Craven County Council on Women) is partnering with Women Marines Association Chapter 2. Call 252-636-3381.

15th: Tryon Palace Trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. Call 252-639-3592.

15th: Touring for Parkinson’s, in support of The Bike Box Project, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., Pedego Electric Bikes of New Bern, 417 Broad St. Call 252-631-9443.

15th: Lunch and Learn: Fashion and Fabric, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

15th: Adam Hill live on The Deck, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Call 252-638-0305.

15th: “Footloose on the Neuse” Summer Concert Series: Soul Psychedelique (High energy dance/rock), 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Union Point Park. Call 252-639-2901.

15th – 16th: Bridgeton Blueberry Festival at 901 B. St. in Bridgeton.

15th – 16th: Blood Brothers, 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Theatre. Presented by RiverTowne Players. Call 252-633-3318.

16th: 20th Annual Run for Shelter, 8:00 a.m. at Creekside Park. Benefiting the Coastal Women’s Shelter. Call 252-638-4509.

16th: To The Beach and Back Motorcyle Ride for MS, 9:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at Harley-Davidson of New Bern. Call 252-633-4060

16th: Brew Bern Beer and Wine Festival presented by the Beer Army Foundation. Call 252-288-5814.

16th: Tryon Civitan Club’s Charity Auction, starts at 5:00 p.m. at the Harrison Center, 311 Middle St. Call 252-636-3588.

16th: Bingo Night: Father’s Day Edition, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at the Craven County Fairgrounds. Call 252-636-0303.

17th: African American Heritage Tour, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Tryon Palace’s Waystation.  Call 252-639-3500.

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.

Visit the New Bern Farmers Market and support our farmers, artists, and numerous vendors by shopping local! You’ll find fruits, vegetables, plants, baked goods, crafts, numerous handmade items, and more! Hours: Tuesdays from 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. For details call 252-633-0043.

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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