Week Ahead: Things to do in and around New Bern through October 21st

Week Ahead: New Bern Events16th: Behind the Scenes: Museum Technology, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Tryon Palace’s Waystation. Call 252-639-3500.

17th: Lunch and Learn: How to Weather the Storm – Lessons from Florence by Garret Biss, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Neuse River Region Association of Realtors Training Room, 1433 S. Glenburnie Rd. Call 252-636-5364.

19th: Disaster Recovery for Small Business, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Craven Community College’s Havelock Campus. Call 252-638-1088.

19th: Lunch and Learn: The Great Moon Hoax, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

19th – 20th: Havelock Chili Festival at Walter B. Jones Park. Call 252-671-7970.

19th: New Bern Civic Theatre 50th Anniversary Gala, 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. Call 252-633-0567.

19th – 21st: Charlotte’s Web, Fri – Sat: 7:30 p.m.; Sun: 3:00 p.m. at the Masonic Theatre. Presented by RiverTowne Players. Call 252-633-3318.

19th – 20th: Colorfest Hurricane Florence Relief, Fri: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sat: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Designing Image, 928 Queen St. Call 919-408-7810.

19th – 31st: House of Horrors, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at Craven County Fairgrounds. Presented by Party Girlz of ENC. Call 252-634-9510.

20th: 20th Annual Breast Cancer Benefit Ride, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Harley-Davidson of New Bern supporting the Journey of Hope Cancer Care Center. Call 252-633-4060.

20th: Restoring a Barbour Boat, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

20th: At The Gallery: Otis Redding, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Bank of the Arts. Presented by the Craven Arts Council and Gallery. Call 252-638-2577.

20th: Date Night Movies in the Park: “Dirty Dancing”, 8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. at Union Point Park. Presented by New Bern Parks and Recreation. Call 252-639-2901.

21st: All Hallows Eve, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Tryon Palace Grounds. Call 252-639-3500.

21st: African American Heritage Tour, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Tryon Palace’s Waystation. Call 252-639-3500.

For live entertainment and music, check out October Happenings at the City Stage or visit NCMZ.live

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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 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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