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Latest happenings and things to do in and around New Bern through July 15th

Events New Bern NC10th: Jonkonnu Workshop, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Tryon Palace’s Waystation. Call 252-639-3500.

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

10th: Irish Music Session, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Bebop’s Café, 323 Middle St. Call 252-633-7900.

10th: Nexus Poet’s Poetry Open Mike Night, 7:30 p.m. at the New Bern Arts and Wellness Center, 919 Broad St. Call 252-617-0939.

11th: Palace Pours: All Americans, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center.  Call 252-639-3524.

12th: Battle of the Badges Blood drive for the American Red Cross, (New Bern Police Department against the New Bern Fire Department), 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Temple Baptist Church.

13th: Help Paint Murals to Beautify the Communities of New Bern, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at 928 Queen St. Presented by Colorfest, Inc. Call 404-725-3053.

13th: ArtWalk – 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 – 15th: Bring It On, The Musical, Fri – Sat: 7:30 p.m.; Sun: 2:00 p.m. at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Call 252-633-0567.

14th: Cars and Coffee, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at 3100 Dr MLK Jr Blvd. Presented by Cars and Coffee New Bern.

14th: Garden Lecture Series “Old Worlds into New: How the Flora of the Americans Transformed English Gardens”, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

14th: Let’s Cope: Breaking the Stigma Between Mental Health and the Black Community, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Stanley White Recreation Center.

14th: The Roaring 20’s Harlem Gatsby, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at The O’Mark’s Building. Presented by the Coastal Women’s Shelter. Call 252-638-4509.

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 (638-1820).

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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