The Weekly Line-up: Things to do in New Bern from April 2 – 8

Events New Bern NCWe decided to merge the latest happenings during the week with the upcoming events on the weekend. If the schedule changes, we’ll make sure to update our Community Calendar! We hope this helps you for planning purposes!

5th: Coastal Women’s Forum 30 Years Celebration, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the New Bern Golf and County Club.

6th: Crabtree Valley Mall Trip, 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Presented by New Bern Parks and Recreation. Leaving from West New Bern Recreation Center. Register by calling 252-639-2902.

6th: Gadabout Traveling Film Fest Screening, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at New Bern Arts and Wellness Center, 1201 Hwy 70 E. Call 252-497-8928.

7th: Chari-Tee Golf Tournament, 9:00 a.m. at Carolina Colours Golf Club. Presented by the Knights of Columbus Council #6648 in Havelock.

7th: Park Day, 10:00 a.m. at the New Bern Civil War Battlefield Park. Presented by the New Bern Historical Society. Call 252-638-8558.

7th: Black Cat Adoption Event, 11:00 a.m. at The Black Cat Shoppe, 246 Middle St. Call 252-635-1410.

7th: New Bern and The Civil War Book Signing, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

7th: Medicine’s Michaelangelo, The Life and Art of Frank H. Nettter, M.D., 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the New Bern-Craven County Library. Presented by the English Speaking Union.

7th: The Bears Live, 6:00 p.m. at Attitude’s Pub & Grille, 32 Shoreline Dr. Call 252-633-2006.

7th: Limited Engagement Live, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at The City Laundry. Call 252-876-7007.

7th: Night Out With The Arts, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at the Stanly Hall Ballroom. Presented by Colorfest, Inc.

7th – 8th: Lanterns on the Lawn: A Family Campout at Tryon Palace. Call 252-639-3524.

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); Cruise The Neuse Pontoon Boat (876-7232), 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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