Weekend Happenings in and around New Bern, NC

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14th: Valentine ARTcrawl in downtown New Bern, 5-8pm. For details call 252-649-1712 or visit Community Artist Will at 228 Craven St.

14th: Explorations: The International Film Series, 7:30pm in the Orringer Auditorium, Craven Community College. For details call 252-638-7351

14th – 16th: New Bern Antique Show presented by the New Bern Preservation Society, Fri and Sat: 10:00am – 5:00pm, Sun: 11:00am – 4:30pm at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. For details call 252-633-6448

14th – 16th: The Color Purple, Fri – Sat: 7:30pm and Sun: 2:00pm at the New Bern Civic Theatre. For details call 252-633-0567

14th – 17th: Audubon Society’s Annual Great Backyard Bird Count at Cool Springs Environmental Education Center. For details call 252-514-3533

15th: New Bern Heart Ball 2014, 6:00pm at the North Carolina History Center. For details call 252-671-2136

15th – 16th: 2014 New Bern Home and Garden Show, 9:00am – 4:00pm, presented by ENC Shows at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. For details call 252-635-5658

16th: Jazz and Blues Concert, 6:00pm – 8:00pm, featuring Willie E. Atkinson Band with Eleanor Savage on vocals at Savage’s Wood Burning Pizzeria, 2116 Trent Rd. For details call 252-288-4353

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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