Weekend Events and Things to Do in and around Town

Weekend Events New Bern NC1st – 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.

25th: Arson Daily in Concert with Bearfoot Monty, 9:00pm at The City Laundry. Call 252-876-7007.

26th: United Way of Coastal Carolina’s 60th Anniversary kick off Workplace Campaign with Business Before Hours, 8:00am at the United Way office, 601 Broad St. Call 252-637-2460.

26th: Hope for Harrison Annual Poker Run, 10:00am – 12:00pm at Harley Davidson of New Bern. Call 252-633-4060.

26th: The Colonial SUP Race at 400 E. Front St. Presented by Stand Up Outfitters. Call 252-638-3000.

26th: Improv Comedy with Waynger Wick, 8:00pm at The City Laudry. Call 252-876-7007.

27th: Benefit Concert for paws4people Foundation, 3:00pm in the Orringer Auditorium on Craven Community College’s Campus. Call 910-632-0615.

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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