8th: 4th Annual Craven County Veterans Stand-Down, 9:00am – 1:00pm at the National Guard, 301 Glenburnie Rd. Call 252-514-4828 ext 241.
8th: Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker Dedication Ceremony, 11:00am at the Rest Area on Clarks Rd. Presented by The Trent Woods Garden Club. Call 252-288-4846.
8th: Uncorked – A Wine Tasting, 5:00pm at Nautical Wheelers of New Bern. Call 252-514-2553.
8th: ArtWalk throughout Downtown New Bern, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, presented by the Craven Arts Council at the Bank of the Arts. 252-638-2577.
8th: Artwalk presented by CAW Center for the Arts, 5:00pm – 8:00pm at 415 Broad St. Call 252-571-8566.
8th: 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.
8th: Casablanca World Music, 7:30pm at The City Laundry. Call 252-876-7007.
8th: Salina Solomon in Concert, 9:00pm at the Brown Pelican.Call 252-631-5008.
8th – 10th: Around the World in 80 Days, Fri – Sat: 7:30pm; Sun: 2:00pm at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Call 252-633-0567.
9th: New Bern Farmers Market, 8:00am – 2:00pm at 421 S. Front St. Call 252-633-0043.
9th: 4th Annual Craven County Veterans Stand-Down, 9:00am – 1:00pm at the New Beginning Ministry of Faith Campus, 30 Park Lane Rd., Havelock. Call 252-514-4828 ext 241.
9th: Fall Fun Fly presented by The Southern Air RC Club at Gaskin Field, off 1451 Old Brick Rd. Call 252-675-2606.
9th: Ceremony to Celebrate North Carolina’s Mountain-to-Sea Trail to New Bern, 3:00pm, walk part of trail starting at Council Bluff Green to Leander Morgan Park, 925 Walk Bellamy Dr. Call 252-639-2900.
9th: Barn Bash benefit for Promise Place, 5:00pm – 10:00pm at the Batten Farm. Call 252-636-3381.
9th: Pete Pawsey Performance, 8:00pm at The City Laundry. Call 252-876-7007.
9th – 10th: Bike MS: Historic New Bern, at Union Point Park. Call 800-344-4867.
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, 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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