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Latest happenings and things to do in and around New Bern through July 22nd

Things to do in and around New Bern NC17th: Jonkonnu Workshop, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Tryon Palace’s Waystation. Call 252-639-3500.

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

19th: African American Lecture Series, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

20th: Lunch and Learn: Barbour Boat Works, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

20th: 2018 Summer Concert Series: Rockin’ on the Rivers, 4:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., 403 E. Front St. Presented by the New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce. Call 252-637-3111.

20th: Limited Engagement live on The Deck, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Call 252-638-0305.

20th: The Lewis n’ Clark Band presents Summer Lovin’, 5:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at The Flame Catering and Banquet Center. Call 252-560-6581.

20th – 22nd: Bernaroo Music and Arts Festival 2018 at the New Bern Farmer’s Market and various locations Downtown New Bern. Call 252-671-2203.

20th – 22nd: 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.

20th – 22nd: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Fri – Sat: 7:30 p.m.; Sun: 3:00 p.m. at the Masonic Theatre. Presented by RiverTowne Players. Call 252-633-3318.

21st: “Plant Diseases and Herbicides”, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Craven County Cooperative Extension 300 Industrial Dr. Call 252-633-1477.

21th: Outlander Tour, 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at Tryon Palace Front Gates.  Call 252-639-3524.

22nd: Had I Been a Civil War Soldier by Renowned Historian Ed Bearss, 2:00 p.m. at the North Carolina History. Presented by the New Bern Historical Society. Call 252-638-8558.

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).

Listen to our latest Podcast to hear more about the latest happenings in New Bern and Beyond:

If you don’t have time to listen to the entire episode, click here to see the show notes and listen to parts of the episode. The next episode will air tomorrow, July 16th.

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