Weekend Happenings in and around New Bern

Weekend New Bern NC

1st – 2nd: Neuse River Senior Games and Silver Arts. Headquarters: West New Bern Recreation Center. For details call 252-639-2912

1st – 31st: Tryon Civitan Sugar Drive for Religious Community Services. Sugar can be dropped off at the UPS Store, 1822 S. Glenburnie Dr. For details call 252-637-7500

1st: Free Film Showing: Shored Up, 6:30pm at the Trent River Coffee Company. Presented by the Carolina Nature Coalition and The Croatan Group of the Sierra Club. For details call 252-571-4236

2nd: Home School Day: We are Family, 9:00am at Tryon Palace. For details call 252-639-3524

2nd: Craven Early College is doing a “Walk A Mile In Her Shoes” event, an international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence, at Union Point at 6 p.m. All proceeds from the event will go to Promise Place and Coastal Women’s Shelter. Here is the web address: http://cecwalksamile.weebly.com/

2nd: In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Promise Place posted a banner at Christ Episcopal Church downtown that reads “We Stand United Against Sexual Assault.” Community members have been encouraged to go by and sign the banner to show their support for Promise Place but more importantly to show support for victims of sexual assault. Directly following the “Walk A Mile” event, Promise Place will hold a candlelight vigil at Christ Episcopal Church to honor survivors of sexual assault. The banner will be presented to Judge Mills during the vigil to show that the community stands united against sexual assault.
2nd – 3rd: Vanceboro Strawberry Festival and Rescue Day, Vanceboro Farm Life Elementary School. Call 252-229-6881

2nd – 4th: Monty Python’s Spamalot (Musical Comedy), Fri – Sat: 7:30pm; Sun: 2:00pm at the New Bern Civic Theatre. For details call 252-633-0567

3rd: Run the Yellow Brick Road 5K/10K at the Creekside Elementary School benefiting pediatric cancer research

3rd: Strawberry and Jazz Day at the New Bern Farmers Market. For details call 252-633-0043

3rd: 3rd Annual Cyclists Goin’ Coastal, 8:00am benefiting the NC Coastal Land Trust at the River Dunes in Oriental NC. For details call 910-790-4524

3rd: Craven County Clean Sweep, 9:00am at Lawson Creek Park. For details call 252-633-1477

3rd: Spring Corvette Display, 10:00am – 3:00pm. Presented by Twin Rivers Corvette Club and Joe Alcoke Chevrolet. For details call 252-617-7723

3rd: 6th Annual Fur Ball, 5:00pm at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. For details call 252-637-0247

4th: Strauss and Mozart, 7:30pm, presented by the North Carolina Symphony at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. For details call 877-627-6724

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, and two recreation centers 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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