Weekend Happenings in and around Town

New Bern NC

13th: New Bern’s Behavioral Health Fair for Craven County Consumers, Families and Providers, 8:30am – 4:30pm at the CarolinaEast Medical Center Auditorium. Call 252-633-8215.

13th: Explorations: The International Film Series: “Quartet”, 2:30pm and 7:30pm presented by Craven Community College’s Lifetime Learning Center in the Orringer Auditorium. Call 252-638-7200.

13th: ArtWalk presented by the Craven Arts Council, 5:00pm – 8:00pm at the Bank of the Arts and businesses throughout the Downtown area. Call 252-638-2577.

13th: St Patrick’s Day ArtCrawl presented by the Community Artist Will, 5:00pm – 8:00pm at the Isaac Taylor House and Gardens and various locations in Downtown New Bern. Call 252-649-1712.

13th – 15th: Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale at the New Bern-Craven County Library. Call 252-638-7800.

13th – 15th: Shrek The Musical JR, Fri – Sat: 7:30pm; Sun: 2:00pm at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Call 252-633-0567.

14th: St.Patrick Celebration, 8:00am – 2:00pm at the New Bern Farmer’s Market. For details call 252-633-0043.

14th: Civil War Adventure Day, 9:00am – 1:00pm at New Bern’s Civil War Battlefield Park. Presented by the New Bern Historical Society. Call 252-638-8558.

14th:  Free Shred Day presented by the UPS Store of New Bern, 10:00am – 1:00pm, 1822 S. Glenburnie Rd. If you’re bringing paperwork to shred, please bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to Religious Community Services. Call 252-637-7500.

14th: Community Day, 12:00pm – 4:00pm at Craven Community College’s Havelock Campus.

15th: Rockin’ the 50th, 12:00pm – 4:00pm at the Craven Community College’s Havelock-Cherry Point Campus. Call 252-444-6005.

14th: Pet Adoption Day at Lynaire Kennels, 1:00pm – 4:00pm presented by Colonial Capital Humane Society and Lynaire Kennels, 4634 Old Cherry Point Rd. Call 252-633-4333.

14th: St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl, 5:00pm – 2:00am at participating businesses in Downtown New Bern.

14th – 15th: New Bern Home and Garden Show presented by ENC Shows, Sat: 9:00am – 4:00pm and Sun: 10:00am – 4:00pm, New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. For details call 252-635-5658.

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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