Latest happenings and things to do in and around New Bern through July 29th

New Bern, NC24th: Jonkonnu Workshop, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Tryon Palace’s Waystation. Call 252-639-3500.

24th: Behind The Scenes: Costume Shop, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Tryon Palace’s Waystation.  Call 252-639-3500.

25th: Libraries Rock Summer Program, 2:30 p.m. at the New Bern-Craven County Library, 300 Johnson St. Presented by Strung Together Band. Call 252-259-4885.

26th: Christmas in July – Thea’s Ideas Annual Trade Show, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. Call 252-636-2628.

26th: Moana – Summer 2018 Children’s Movies Series, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3524.

27th: “Footloose on the Neuse” Summer Concert Series: Party Parrot (Jimmy Buffet Tribute), 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Union Point Park. Call 252-639-2901.

27th: New Bern Celebrates 150th Anniversary of the 14th Amendment – “The Bill of Rights: A User’s Guide” Presentation and Book Signing by Author Linda Monk, 7:00 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-631-6350.

27th – 29th: 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.

28th: 4th Annual African American Male Summit, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center.

28th: Tryon Palace Multicultural Fair, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

28th: America’s Run for the Fallen, estimated arrival in New Bern: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at designation locations where runners stop and read names the of the fallen. Call 252-288-6875.

28th: Girls on the Run of Pamlico County Fundraiser, starts at 4:00 p.m. at New Village Brewery & Taproom, 702 Broad St., Oriental. Call 252-249-6132.

28th: Walk-in Bathtub Performance, 7:30 p.m. at the New Bern Civic Theater.

29th – 30th: Wicked Is As Wicked Does, Fri – Sat: 7:30 p.m.; Sun: 3:00 p.m. at the Masonic Theatre. Presented by RiverTowne Players. Call 252-633-3318.

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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