Weekend Happenings in and around New Bern

Weekend New Bern NC

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24th: New Bern Toastmasters hosts the Area Humorous Speech and Evaluations, 7:00pm at Monarch’s Health Services Building, 1320 Health Dr.

25th: New Bern Rotary Breakfast Club Oktoberfest: A Community Celebration of Giving, 6:00pm – 10:00pm, New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. Call 252-626-2882.

25th: Night To Remember: 30th Anniversary Bash, 6:30pm at The Flame Restaurant and Banquet Center. Presented by the Coastal Women’s Shelter. Call 252-638-4509.

25th: Pan Harmonia in Concert, 7:30pm at First Presbyterian Church. Call 828-254-7123.

26th: MCAS Cherry Point Duathlon and Duathalon Relay, 7:00am at the Hancock Pool, Havelock.

26th: New Bern Farmers Market, 8:00am – 2:00pm and Tuesdays: 10:00am – 2:00pm. Call 252-633-0043.

26th: Kitchens of New Bern Tour, 10:00am – 4:00pm, benefiting the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Call 252-637-2813.

26th: Tryon Palace Teacher’s Day, 10:00am – 5:00pm, Call 252-639-3500.

26th: “A Bridge Apart” Book signing by Joey Jones, 11:00am – 2:00pm at Jan’s Hallmark in the New Bern Mall.

26th: New Bern String Fling Gala & Auction, 6:30pm at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. Call 252-638-9050.

26th: At The Gallery: Burt Bacharach and Hal David, 7:00pm at the Bank of the Arts. Call 252-638-2577.

27th: New Bern CROP Hunger Walk. Call 1-888-297-2767.

27th: “The Art and Architecture of Cemeteries: Special Lecture Presentation & Tours”, 3:00pm at Saint Cyprian’s Episcopal Church, 604 Johnson St. Call 252-349-0405.

27th: A Voice for Children – An Evening with Paul Saik benefiting Backpack Blessings, 5:00pm at Centenary United Methodist Church. Call 252-637-4181.

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, roller skating, playing bingo, bowling, and much more!

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

Learn about New Bern’s 305 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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