April 2017 Events in and around New Bern

1st: Downtown Dare Race in New Bern, Registration: 8:30am; Race: 10:00am. Starts in empty field beside Persimmons/The Galley Stores (Broad and East Front Streets). Proceeds benefit the Open Door Scholarship at The Epiphany School of Global Studies.

1st: Easter Eggstravaganza, 11:30am at Craven Community College. Call 252-638-7200.

1st – 2nd: Lanterns on the Lawn: A Family Campout, from 4:30pm – Sun at 10:00am at Tryon Palace. Call 252-639-3500.

1st: Once on this Island, Jr., 7:30pm at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Call 252-633-0567.

1st: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, 8:00pm at The City Laundry. Call 252-876-7007.

2nd: National Park Day at the New Bern Civil War Battlefield Park presented by the New Bern Historical Society. Call 252-638-8558.

2nd: Lecture on “An Ordinary Founder: Richard Dobbs Spaight Sr.”, 2:00pm in the Cullman Hall, North Carolina History Center.  Email Bob Husson.

2nd: Religious Community Services presents Faith through Song, 3:00pm – 5:00pm at Centenary United Methodist Church. Call 252-633-2767.

4th: Prevent Child Abuse Month Opening Ceremony, 12:00pm in the Churchyard at Christ Episcopal Church. Presented by the Community Coalition for Craven County Children. Call 252-514-9550.

4th: Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop, 2:00pm at the Tryon Palace Waystation. Call 252-639-3500.

4th: Why Successful Businesses are Successful, 6:00pm – 9:00pm presented by Craven Community College’s Small Business Center at the New Bern Campus. Call 252-638-1166.

4th: Improv Comedy Night, 7:00pm at The City Laundry. Call 252-876-7007.

6th: Coastal Women’s Forum Annual Dinner and Trade Share, 5:00pm – 8:00pm at the New Bern Golf and Country Club. Call 252-636-3777.

7th: Uncorked – A Wine Tasting, 5:00pm – 8:00pm at Nautical Wheelers of New Bern. Call 252-514-2553.

7th – 8th: Tryon Palace Spring Heritage Plant Sale, 9:00am – 5:00pm at the Daves House. Call 252-639-3500.

7th – 8th: Spring Historic Homes and Gardens Tour, 10:00am – 4:00pm. Presented by the New Bern Preservation Foundation and the New Bern Historical Society. Call 252-638-8558.

7th – 9th: Garden Lovers Weekend at Tryon Palace. Call 252-639-3500.

8th: Welcome in Spring with a “Wee bit of the Irish”, 8:00am – 2:00pm at the New Bern Farmers Market. Call 252-633-0043.

8th: 9th Annual East Carolina Pottery Festival, 9:00am – 5:00pm at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

8th: Festival of Fun, 10:00am – 3:00pm at Union Point Park. Presented by New Bern Parks and Recreation Call 252-639-2901.

8th: Hoedown Throwdown with Sutter’s Gold Streak Band, 3 Day Weekend, and Cuzins, doors open at 5:00pm at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. Call 252-637-3111.

8th: Chasing Immortality, 7:00pm – 10:00pm at the Havelock Tourist and Event Center. Presented by Survivor Knights. Call 252-675-2045.

10th – Champions Challenge, 9:00am – 1:00pm at The Emerald Golf Club. Presented by The First Tee of ENC. Call 252-288-5481.

12th: Town Hall Meeting: Underage Drinking and Substance Abuse, 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Grover C. Fields Middle School. Presented by ALE Special Agent Matt Knight. Call 252-649-1615.

13th: New Bern Business Expo 2017, 11:00am – 5:00pm at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. Presented by the New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce. Call 252-637-3111.

14th: Explorations: The International Film Series “The Rocket”, 2:30pm and 7:30pm in the Orringer Auditorium at Craven Community College. Call 252-633-2618.

14th: ArtWalk throughout Downtown New Bern, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, presented by the Craven Arts Council at the Bank of the Arts. 252-638-2577.

14th: 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.

14th: Bernaroo presents: The Sunday Special with Joe Brown Band, 9:00pm – 12:00am at The City Laundry. Call 252-876-7007.

15th: Easter Egg Hunt, 10:00am – 3:00pm at Tryon Palace South Lawn. Call 252-639-3500.

18th: First Tuesday Opening of 2017, 10:00am – 2:00pm at the New Bern Farmers Market. Call 252-633-0043.

18th: 7th Annual Community Fabric Awards, 12:00pm – 1:30pm at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. Presented by The Craven Community College Foundation. Call 252-638-7351.

18th: Behind the Scenes: Gardens, 2:00pm at the Tryon Palace Waystation. Call 252-639-3500.

21st: Lunch and Learn: George Washington, 12:00pm at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

21st: New Bern Drum Circle, 6:30pm – 8:00pm at Union Point Park. Call 252-649-1712.

21st – 23rd: Jekyll & Hyde – The Musical, Fri – Sat: 8:00pm; Sun: 3:00pm presented by Rivertowne Players at the Masonic Theatre.

22nd: SpringFest, 8:00am – 2:00pm at the New Bern Farmers Market. Call 252-633-0043.

22nd: Southern Gentlemen Barbershop Chorus Annual Show, 7:30pm at Grover C. Field Middle School Performing Arts Center. Call 252- 288-9132.

24th – May 12th: Neuse River Senior Games and Silver Arts. Presented by the North Carolina Division of Aging and Craven County Recreation and Parks. Call 252-636-6606.

24th – 28th: The America’s Great Loopers Cruisers Association Event at hosted by the New Bern Grand Marina and Yacht Club. Call 252-633-6070.

25th: Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop, 2:00pm at the Tryon Palace Waystation. Call 252-639-3500.

27th: 2nd Annual Brews and Bites to Feature Hubie Tolson Air Show, 5:00pm – 9:00pm at the end of Broad St. Call 252-631-5021.

27th: Carolina Klezmer Project – A Klezmer Extravaganza, 7:30pm in the Orringer Auditorium, Craven Community College. Call 252-633-2618.

28th – The 3rd Annual John and Reba Aylward Future Generations Golf Tournament, 1:00pm shot gun start at The Emerald Golf Club. Presented by The First Tee of ENC. Call 252-288-5481.

28th: An Artists Reception, 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the New Bern Arts and Wellness Center. Call 252-497-8928.

28th – 30th: Jekyll & Hyde – The Musical, Fri – Sat: 8:00pm; Sun: 3:00pm presented by Rivertowne Players at the Masonic Theatre.

29th: META Dash Neuse River Mud Run, 10:00am. Presented by META-Mudder.

29th: At the Gallery: Sammy Fain performed by Tom Bernett and Court Stewart, 7:00pm presented by the Craven Arts Council and Gallery at the Bank of the Arts. Call 252-638-2577.

30th: Fife and Drum Corps Public Practice, 2:00pm on the Tryon Palace grounds. Call 252-639-3500.