>The New Bern Lions are hosting their Fifth Annual Wine Gala & Silent Auction on May 17, 2012 at the Carolina Colours Country Club – 3300 Waterscape Way, New Bern NC 28562, starting at 6:30 pm. The event will be emceed by Major General Tom Braaten, USMC Retired. Delicious heavy hors d’oeuvres are being catered by the Sea Glass Café & Bakery. Cost of this fund raiser is $30 per person. The proceeds from the event are used to support the visually impaired and blind needy of our community with: eye exams; eye glasses; eye surgeries; leader dogs for the blind; white canes; eye research; disaster recovery assistance (Hurricane Irene); diabetes awareness and much more.