9th: Veterans Day Luncheon, 11:00 a.m. at Temple Baptist Church. Call 252-631-1046.
9th: ArtWalk – 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: Uncorked – A Wine Tasting, 5:00 p.m. at Nautical Wheelers of New Bern. Call 252-514-2553.
9th: “Shadows at War” Book Signing by Kenneth L. Capps, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Bank of the Arts. Presented by the Craven Arts Council and Gallery. Call 252-638-2577.
9th: 4th Annual New Bern Bacon & Brew Festival, 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. at the New Bern Farmers Market. Call 252-637-2460.
9th: Justin Castellano Live, 7:00 p.m. at BrÜtopia. Call 252-631-5142.
9th: Holt Up Live, 7:00 p.m. at The Brown Pelican. Call 252-631-5008.
9th: Trainwreck Live, 7:30 p.m. at Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant and Bar. Call 252-635-3322.
9th – 11th: My Fair Lady, Fri – Sat: 7:30 p.m.; Sun: 2:00 p.m. at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Call 252-633-0567.
10th: New Bern Farmers Market – Veterans Day Celebration with CresCom Bank, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at 421 South Front St. Call 252-633-0043.
10th: Ride to Honor our Veterans, 10:00 a.m. at Monette J G Grocery, 4001 Old Cherry Point Rd. Call 252-633-4416.
10th: Garden Lecture Series, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.
10th: Auditions for Miss Evers Boys, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Call 252-634-9057.
10th: 3rd Annual Rockin’ for Relief for The Homeless Veterans, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the New Bern Farmers Market. Presented by Peace Soldier and Religious Community Services.
10th: “Restoring a Barbour Boat” Lecture by Joe Peacos, 2:00 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.
10th: Daryl Lucas Live, 7:00 p.m. at BrÜtopia. Call 252-631-5142.
10th: Stairwell and 30 Second Rocks Live, Stairwell: 7:30 p.m. and 30 Second Rocks: 9:00 p.m. at Blackbeard’s Triple Play Restaurant and Bar. Call 252-635-3322.
10th: Third Degree Bern Live, 8:00 p.m. at The Brown Pelican. Call 252-631-5008.
11th: Veterans Day at Tryon Palace, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Governor’s Palace, Historic Homes, North Carolina History Center, and Gardens. Call 252-639-3500.
11th: Veterans Day Lunch and Learn by RADM Jay DeLoach, (Ret), 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the VFW Dixon-Conderman Post 2514. Call 252-637-9222.
11th: Annual Lore Lecture: Tar Heel Traveler – Journeys Across North Carolina with Scott Mason, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Presented by the New Bern Historical Society. Call 252-638-8558.
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 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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