Weekend Happenings in and around New Bern

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15th: “An Overview of the Civil Rights Movement in North Carolina, 1866 – 1942” by Dr. Freddie Parker, 7:00pm in the North Carolina History Center’s Cullman Performance Hall. Call 639-3500.

16th: 2nd Annual “Vets Talk about Vets 2015”, 6:00pm at The Flame Banquet Center.

16th: BBQ in Blue Jeans benefiting the New Bern Firemen’s Museum, Doors open: 6:00pm. Call 636-4087.

16th – 18th: RENT, Fri – Sat: 7:30pm; Sun: 2:00pm at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Call 633-0567.

17th: Harvest Bear Cupcake War, 8:00am – 2:00pm at the New Bern Farmer’s Market. For details call 633-0043.

17th: Poultry at Lavender Cottage Book Signing by Brenda Hooks Harris, 2:00pm at Next Chapter Book Store. Call 349-3042.

17th: Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, 7:00pm in the North Carolina History Center’s Cullman Performance Hall. Call 328-6019.

17th: “Dan Jam” with local musicians, 7:oopm at the Brown Pelican. Call 631-5008.

18th: Bridal Expo and Venue Tours presented by ENC Shows, 9:00am – 5:00pm, New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. For details call 635-5658.

18th: Community Outreach Service in Honor of Dr Martin Luther King, Jr., 6pm at Clinton AME Zion Church. Call 633-2166

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 300+ 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” (you need to register for access). 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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