Weekend Events and Things to Do in and around New Bern

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“It doesn’t matter which side of the tracks you’re from, the train still rolls the same.” – Robert M. Hensel

1st – 28th: Tryon Civitan Club presents 8th Annual Food Drive for The Salvation Army, drop off location: The UPS Store, 1822 S. Glenburnie Rd. Call 252-637-7500.

9th: ArtWalk throughout Downtown New Bern, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., presented by the Craven Arts Council at the Bank of the Arts. 252-638-2577.

9th: ARTcrawl presented by the Greater Good Gallery, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Isaac Taylor House and Gardens, and numerous locations in Downtown New Bern.

9th: Uncorked – A Wine Tasting, 5:00 p.m. at Nautical Wheelers of New Bern. Call 252-514-2553.

9th – 11th: The Wiz, Fri – Sat: 7:30 p.m.; Sun: 2:00 p.m. at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Call 252-633-0567.

9th: Stand up Comedy Showcase with Matt White, 9:00 p.m. at The City Laundry. Call 252-876-7007.

10th: Walk Thru the Old Testament Live Event, 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Garber United Methodist Church, 4202 Country Club Rd. Call 252-637-4022.

10th: Woodturning Workshop, 1:00 p.m. at Shop Class, 406 Guion St. Call 252-617-8980.

10th: Valentine’s Dinner Dance, 7:00pm at the River Bend Country Club. Call 252-638-2819.

10th: Ghent Mardi Gras Masquerade, 7:30 p.m. at The City Laundry. Call 252-876-7007.

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. 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.

Take a self-guided walking tour or have locals take you on a tour: 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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