1st – 31st: Tryon Civitan Club’s 4th Annual Diaper Drive. Drop off location is at the UPS Store, 1822 S. Glenburnie Rd. Benefiting the Coastal Women’s Shelter Religious Community Services. Call 252-637-7500.
11th: Uncorked – A Wine Tasting, 5:00pm at Nautical Wheelers of New Bern. Call 252-514-2553.
11th: ArtWalk throughout Downtown New Bern, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, presented by the Craven Arts Council at the Bank of the Arts. 252-638-2577.
11th: Artwalk presented by CAW Center for the Arts, 5:00pm – 8:00pm at 415 Broad St. Call 252-571-8566.
11th: ARTcrawl presented by the Greater Good Gallery, 5:00pm – 8:00pm at the Isaac Taylor House and Gardens, and numerous locations in Downtown New Bern.
11th: YPG River Jam, Gates open at 5:00pm presented by the New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce at the New Bern Farmers Market. Call 252-637-3111.
11th: Summer Family Movie Night: Secret Life of Pets, 8:00pm at Union Point Park. Presented by Two Rivers Church. Call 252-633-2830.
11th: Karaoke with Damien and Michelle, 9:00pm at The City Laundry. Call 252-876-7007.
12th: Tryon Palace Gardens Lecture Series, 10:00am at the Cullman Performance Hall, North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.
12th: A Look at Caning and Rush Seating, 2:00pm at the Cullman Performance Hall, North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.
13th: 90s Throwback Bar Crawl fundraiser for Craven County Partners in Education Stuff the Bus Event, 6:00pm – 12:00am at participating Bars in Downtown New Bern. Presented by GEM Productions.
There are also all kinds of things to do in and around town. To name a few, take advantage of over 20 parks and 3 recreation centers maintained by New Bern Parks & Recreation and Craven County Recreation & Parks. Cool off at the New Bern Aquatic Center or George Street Spray Ground. Play disc golf at Glenburnie Park and Creekside Park, go bowling at the Strike Zone, roller skate at Rollerland, go horseback riding at Equidae Farms (288-9706), or check out the Bear Towne Escape Room.
Visit the New Bern-Craven County Library for free classes, reading programs, movie rentals, etc.
Watch a movie at Neuse Blvd Cinema or Bear Town Cinema 6.
Learn to Scuba Dive at Divin’ Dawgs.
Take a self-guided walking tour or have locals take you on a tour: Bear Foot Kayaks (229-4846); Bolero Sailing Charters, 300 E. Front St. (670-5879); Cruise The Neuse Pontoon Boat Tours, (876-7232); Pedi-Bear Tours (649-3839); Scenic Airplane Ride by Tradewind Aviation (636-0716); Tugboat of New Bern Cruises (919-306-5712); and Trolley Tour (637-7316). Call New Bern Tours for more options (637-7316).
Tour the New Bern Civil War Battlefield Park. It’s not only for Civil War Buffs, but it’s a perfect place to take a walk in the woods (with your dog), picnic, or sit on a bench and watch the wildlife.
Take a walk in the woods in the Croatan National Forest. The forest’s habitat has carnivorous plants like the Venus flytrap, pitcher plant, sundew, butterwort, bladderwort among other exotic plants. The Croatan spans approximately 160,000 acres and is located in New Bern’s backyard. It’s a sanctuary for black bear, deer, wild turkey, quail, coyote, bald eagle, beaver, bobcat, porcupine, American alligator, red-tailed hawk, and other wildlife you
may see. For maps and more information, talk to the people at the Croatan National Forest’s Ranger’s Station on Hwy 70 E (638-5628).
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