Latest happenings and things to do in and around New Bern through August 11th

New Bern, NC1st – 31st: 5th Annual “No Child Wet Behind” Diaper Drive present by the Tryon Civitan Club. Diapers can be dropped off at the UPS Store, 1822 S. Glenburnie Rd. Call 252-288-6983.

7th: Jonkonnu Workshop, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Tryon Palace’s Waystation. Call 252-639-3500.

7th: National Night Out throughout the Greater New Bern area. Presented by Community Watch Groups and The City of New Bern. Call 252-636-4000.

8th: Small Business Roundtable, 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. in the Naumann Room 115 in the Student Center at Craven Community College. Presented by the Small Business Center. Call 252-638-1166.

8th: Encore 2: New Bern Then and Now, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Presented by the New Bern Historical Society. Call 252-638-8558.

10th: 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.

10th: 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.

10th: Artwalk “Art on the Square”, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Fine Arts at Baxters. Call 252-634-9002.

10th: Artwalk Book Signing by Ben Watford, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Next Chapter Bookstore. Call 252-633-5774.

10th: Uncorked – A Wine Tasting, 5:00 p.m. at Nautical Wheelers of New Bern. Call 252-514-2553.

10th: YPG River Jam, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the New Bern Farmers Market. Presented by the New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce. Call 252-637-3111.

10th – 12th: Much Ado About Nothing, Fri – Sat: 7:30 p.m.; Sun: 2:00 p.m. at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Call 252-633-0567.

11th: Cars and Coffee, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at 3100 Dr MLK Jr Blvd. Presented by Cars and Coffee New Bern.

11th: Basics of Navigation Class, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Fairfield Harbour Community Center, 589 Broad Creek Rd. Call 252-672-1653.

11th: “Eco-Beneficial Gardening: Winning the War on Pollinator Decline”, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

11th: Aquapalooza 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Rock Quarry in Brices Creek.

11th: Shrimp Feast, 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at the New Bern Shrine Club, 2102 S. Glenburnie Rd. Call 252-670-0702.

11th: Beach Bash, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at the New Bern Farmers Market. Presented by St. John’s Lodge #3. Call 252-626-4555.

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.

Tell us what you think sending us an email. Visit New Bern Now’s Facebook page or sign up for the latest updates by submitting your email address in the right margin on New Bern Now’s website.

Wendy Card