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New Bern and Beyond Podcast – November 20th

New Bern and Beyond Podscast
Find out the latest information about our beautiful and happening town of New Bern and Beyond. Beyond, meaning our travels throughout Eastern North Carolina. During this show, New Bern Now’s Podsquad: Susan Moffat-Thomas, George Oliver, and I talked about all kinds of positive things happening in our community of New Bern, NC! Listen to our […]
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Performances and Workshops at Bank of the Arts

Shrimp Trawlers New Bern
Extended Hours and Events for the Holiday Season Craven Arts Council & Gallery is proud to announce special hours, performances, and workshops for the 2017 holiday season. These events are meant to provide the public with free, open events that celebrate and unwind the holiday season while enriching the cultural atmosphere of New Bern. Craven […]
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Weekend Events and Things to do in and around New Bern

Weekend Events
17th: New Bern Historical Society’s Gingerbread House and Display Contest entry deadline. Call 252-638-8558. 17th – 18th: AIDA: The Timeless Love Story, Fri – Sat: 7:30pm; Sun: 2:00pm at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Call 252-633-0567. 18th: New Bern Farmers Market, 8:00am – 2:00pm at 421 S. Front St. Call 252-633-0043. 18th: 2nd Annual Elks Holiday Craft Fair, 8:30am […]
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New Bern Civitan Club Holiday Fundraiser

Christmas tree and wreath sale
The New Bern Civitan Club’s Christmas Tree and Wreath sales begins on Monday, November 20th at its NEW location on US 17 at 3931 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, directly across from Snap Fitness.  The freshly cut North Carolina Fraser Firs are priced at $45, $55 and $65 depending on size.  They range in height […]
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ArtCrawl at the Greater Good Gallery

The Greater Good Gallery will hold a book launch event, open to the public in the Isaac Taylor Garden. Creative people and art lovers are welcome to join in the celebration on Wed., Oct. 18, 2017 (rain date Oct. 19) from 4-8pm. There will be a group photo at 6pm. Visit, GreaterGoodGallery.com for information on purchasing the book, “A Brief History of Artists in Eastern North Carolina: A Survey of Creative People including Artists, Performers, Designers, Photographers, Authors and Organizations.” “A Brief History of Artists in Eastern North Carolina” is a feast for the eyes. The visual guide includes more than 500 works in full color with a five-page index of creative people and organizations. The main part of the book is a 239-page look at more than 140 contributors which shaped our cultural history in eastern North Carolina, circa 2017. Authors Ben Watford, Jon Derby and Lisa Bisbee Lentz, all artists and educators, share a common vision that people should be encouraged in creative endeavors. The book can be used in lessons about the culture of eastern North Carolina. Students will come to appreciate struggles and successes of creative people in ENC. This survey is a valuable resource for an art courses, or as a reference to supplement humanities programs. Take a colorful tour of the creators’ works and lives in eastern North Carolina (ENC). The book tells the story of a cultural experience in how diverse artists from different places in ENC treat the same subject matter, such as landscape, portraits, or animals. The pages showcase art and creative people with a brief description of their contribution towards a vibrant and diverse arts community. The artists explain key influences, processes in their work or information about their future endeavors. Often, the artist quotes his/her intentions to improve your enjoyment in art. Collectors and lovers of art will gain insight into the ENC culture. The main part of the book is subdivided into a full spectrum of creativity. It’s a brief survey of creative accomplishments by visual artists, painters, sculptors, potters, dancers, performers, carvers, graphic designers, photographers, weavers, crafters, fabric artists, photojournalists, illustrators, architects, drafters, digital artists, muralists, authors, writers, poets, musicians, projects, exhibit venues, events, volunteers, theatres, councils, collectives and organizations. Contributions by Bernice Abraham, Tessie Ann Adams, John & Brandy Angelo, Art by Benetez, Barbara & Ben Watford, Ashley Barnes, Barry Knauff, Chuck Beckley, Nada Behr, Brenda Bennett, Betsy Drake Interiors, Alice Bilello, Gail & Jim Bisbee, Linda Boccia, Dion Burroughs, Chris Buttitta, Scotty Canady, Se’rah Cheatham, Andrea Clements Thompson, Becky Coleman, CoraMae Zimmerman Pipkin, the Corrs, Judith Cutler, Rich Daniels, Jon Derby, Donna Slade, Angelina Doyle, Samrae Duke, Janet & Michael Francoeur, Pete Frey, Dewey Funkhouser, Brenda Gear, Giorgianni’s, Mark & Lynn Golitz, Dee Mayer, Asha Goodwin, Lynne Baron Goodwin, Gary Gowans, Greater Good Gallery, Gregory Keyzer, Joanne Gwaltney Ashton, Charlie Hall, Alice Bilello, Krystal Helton, Lee Hood, Isaac Taylor Garden, Carol Jones, Martin Kampitch, M. Patrick Kavanaugh, Patrick Keough, Gerry King, Molly Knazek, Rebecca Koehler, Kristen Moffitt, Mike Lentz, Arden & Jeth Lindsey, Lisa Bisbee Lentz, Patricia Bisbee, Sam Love, Ed Macomber, Nell Maha, Lela Cahoon McClanahan, McDaniel’s, Elaine Meyer, GeeVee Meyer, MJ’s Raw Bar, Tony & Rita Morello, Karin Lisa Nelson, New Bern Now, New Bern Sun Journal, Nexus Poets, Matt O’Brien, the Owens’, Stacey Patterson, Maggie Peacock, Gary & Janice Peterson, Red Shoe Gallery, Cindy Ridlon, Ed Ruiz, Ben Selby, Rebecca Shelby, Silk Flowers By Jean, Donna Slade, Marjorie K. Smart, Erin Smith, STA Contracting, Bridget Swayne, Judy Szychowski, the Taglieri’s, B. Jean Taylor-Mitchell, Sherry Thurston, Darlene Tighe, Meg Unfiltered, Vicki Vitale-Farrow, Amy Voorhees, Gail Warwick, Michaelé Rose Watson, Alan Welch, Deborah Wheeler, Martha Williams and many more. For more information about the book, please contact Lisa Bisbee-Lentz at the Greater Good Gallery, 228 Craven St., 252-649-1712. By Lisa Bisbee-Lentz, Art Director, New Bern Now
On Friday, November 10, 2017, the ArtCrawl will take place at The Greater Good Gallery from 5 to 7 PM. Participants at the gallery will be Lisa Bisbee Lentz, Carol Jones, and Jon Derby. Lisa and Carol will be painting in oils and showing their many pieces at the gallery. Lisa is a graduate of […]
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New Bern and Beyond Podcast – November 6th

New Bern Now Podsquad
Find out the latest information about our beautiful and happening town of New Bern and Beyond. Beyond, meaning our travels throughout Eastern North Carolina. During this show, New Bern Now’s Podsquad: Susan Moffat-Thomas, Rich Sheridan, George Oliver, and I talked about all kinds of positive things happening in our community of New Bern, NC! Listen […]
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Weekend Events and Things to do in and around New Bern

New Bern Waterfront
2nd – 5th: AIDA: The Timeless Love Story, Fri – Sat: 7:30pm; Sun: 2:00pm at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Call 252-633-0567. 3rd: New Bern Bacon and Brew Festival 2017, 5:00pm – 10:00pm at the New Bern Farmers Market. Proceeds Benefit the United Way of Coastal Carolina. 4th: New Bern High School’s Allegiance Program: Honoring Veterans, 4:00pm – […]
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2nd Annual Elks Holiday Craft Fair

Elks Lodge New Bern
The 2nd Annual Elks Holiday Craft Fair will be Saturday, November 18 from 8:30 am to 1 p.m. at the Elk’s Lodge #764, 1175 Pine Tree Drive. Over 25+ vendors are participating with a range of items to include: floral creations, cactus gardens, jewelry, greeting cards (Christmas and regular), art/paintings, handbags, paper quilling, hand-made candles […]
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Fairfield Harbour Harvest Craft Fair

Fairfield Harbour
The Fairfield Harbour Harvest Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, November 11 from 9am until 2pm at the Fairfield Harbour Community Center at 585 Broad Creek Rd, next to the Fire Station. Plenty of parking and both breakfast and lunch are available thanks to the Harbour Hospital Auxiliary, which uses the funds to support […]
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Weekend filled with Events and Things to do in and around New Bern

New Bern, NC
26th – 27th: Howl-O-Ween Adoption Event at Petsense New Bern.  Presented by the Guardian Animal Foundation. Call 252-636-0460. 26th – 28th: Ghostwalk 2017: Heroes and Hooligans “They Walk Among Us”, Thurs: 6:30pm – 9:30pm; Fri: 5:30pm – 9:30pm. Presented by the New Bern Historical Society. Call 252-638-8558. 27th: Annual Parade of Preschoolers, 9:30am, parade down Middle St. to […]
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