Weekend Happenings in and around New Bern

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6th: Mark Twain Day and Night Event, 7:00pm at the North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace. Hosted and presented by the Doubletree by Hilton benefiting Metivivor.org.

6th – 7th: Vanceboro Strawberry Festival sponsored by the Vanceboro Rescue Squad. Call 252-229-6881.

6th – 8th: Young Frankenstein, Fri – Sat: 7:30pm; Sun: 2:00pm at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Call 252-633-0567.

7th: Happy Mother’s Day, 8:00am – 2:00pm at the New Bern Farmers Market. Call 252-633-0043.

7th: Bike MS New Bern Ride – Women on Wheels Event, 8:30am at Flythe’s Bike Shop. Call 252-638-1544.

7th: Craven County Clean Sweep, 9:00am at Lawson Creek Park. Call 252-633-1477.

7th: Duffest 2016, 10:00am – 4:00pm at Henderson Park, 901 Chapman St. Presented by the Greater Duffyfield Council Residents.

7th: Farmer’s Market at Veterans Employment Base Camp and Organic Garden, 10:00am – 1:00pm at the Stanley White Recreation Center, 901 Chapman St. Call 252-617-2848.

7th: Annual Blessing of the Fleet, 11:00am at the New Bern Grand Marina Yacht Club. Call 304-541-8321.

8th: Post a Special Mother’s Day Message for your Mom – for free!

8th: Celebration of Life and Liberty Spring Concert, 3:00pm, Orringer Auditorium, Craven Community College. Presented by Craven Community Chorus. Call 252-670-0230.

8th: “A Day In Paris” presented by the North Carolina Symphony, 7:30pm at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. 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, 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.

Have a great weekend!

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