Check out this weekend’s happenings in and around New Bern!

Photo by: Joe Hughes

Photo by: Joe Hughes

18th: Thursday’s Jam Session hosted by John Van Dyke, 7:00pm at Christoph’s Lounge in the Doubletree by Hilton New Bern. For details call 252-638-3585.

18th: Southern Discomfort: A Tour through early African American Foodways, 7:00pm, Cullman Performance Hall, North Carolina History Center. For details call 252-639-3500.

18th – 21st: “Damn Yankees” presented by the RiverTowne Players, Thurs – Sat: 8:00pm and Sun: 3:00pm, Masonic Theatre, 514 Hancock St. For details call 252-638-2577.

19th: Cooking Camp for Kids: Defeating Diabetes One Meal at a Time, 10:00am at Mattocks Hall, North Carolina History Center. For details call 252-639-3500.

19th: Market Jam presented by the Sudan Shriners, starts at 4:00pm, New Bern Farmers Market. For details, call 252-349-1859.

19th: Music on the Deck with DJ Gare Stevens, 5:00pm – 9:00pm at the Doubletree by Hilton in New Bern. For details call 252-638-3585.

19th: Pickin’ and Grinnin’ Country Music, 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the Rhems Firehouse on Hwy 17 South.

19th – 21st: Romeo to Go – Comedy presented by the New Bern Civic Theatre, Fri – Sat: 7:30pm and Sun: 2:00pm at 414 Pollock St. For details call 252-633-0567.

20th: Andrea Owens Jazztet Concert, 6:00pm at the Isaac Taylor Garden. For details call 252-649-1712.

21st: Music on the Deck with Bob Tyson and The Rock Its, 5:00pm – 9:00pm at the Doubletree by Hilton in New Bern. For details call 252-638-3585.

21st: Ratio Theatre presents Shakespeare in the Garden, a.k.a. “Bardin’ In The Garden”, 5:30pm at Isaac Taylor Garden, 228 Craven Street. For tickets, phone (252) 626-0358 or visit www.ratiotheatre.org.

There also all kinds of fun activities to include something to do for all ages!

Visit the local Art galleries and shops to admire the vast array of art on display by local Artists.

Check out Amusements to learn about fun and games. Some examples are miniature golf, rollerskating, playing bingo, bowling, and much more!

Relieve some stress by working out at the local Fitness Centers.

Learn about New Bern’s 302 years of History by taking a professionally guided or self-tours and visit the many historical landmarks.

Spend some time at the New Bern – Craven County Library, read a book, use the computer, and better yet, take some FREE computer classes!

Get some fresh air by taking a walk in the park. Your kids will have a blast at the local playgrounds and water park. Your dog can play with others in the “dog park”. Thanks to the City of New Bern’s Parks and Recreation and Craven County Recreation and Parks there are over 20 parks, a community resource center, two recreation centers, an aquatic center complex, and a spray park in our community. They also organize numerous events and classes throughout the year.

Enjoy a Night on the Town by attending a live performance, singing Karaoke or dancing, or watching a movie at the box office.

Get back to nature by visiting Outdoor Recreation and see the hotspots for biking, boating, camping, fishing, golfing, hiking, hunting, tennis, scuba diving, etc.

Enjoy a stroll through the New Bern Farmer’s Market. The locals gather here on the weekends to shop for arts and crafts, food, and many other unique gifts. They even have live bands throughout the year.

What are you doing this weekend?

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