Fun Found Around Town ~ September 12 – 19, 2019

Arts Around TownNew Bern's Music Man Howard

13th: ArtWalk – New Bern, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., presented by the Craven Arts Council at the Bank of the Arts, Greater Good Gallery, and numerous locations in Downtown and around New Bern. 252-638-2577.

13th – 15th: I Hate Hamlet, Fri – Sat: 7:30 p.m.; Sun: 2:00 p.m. at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Sponsored by the Law Offices of Oliver & Cheek. Call 252-633-0567.

14th: “The Date Night Jar” Book Signing with Novelist Joey Jones, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Hallmark, 3460 Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd.

14th: “Stars & Stripes” featuring Lewis N Clark, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.​ and Jackie Gore, doors open at 6:30 p.m. at Grover C. Fields Auditorium, 2000 Dr. M.L.K Jr. Blvd.

15th: Barktoberfest, 12:00 p.m. at The Garage. Call 252-288-5585.

15th: Caffeinated Soul Boogie Live, 2:30 p.m. at Riverside United Methodist Church.

15th: Molasses Creek Band Live at The New Bern Farmers Market. Benefiting St. Andrew Lutheran Church. Call 252-637-5879.

Community Engagement

6th Annual Barn Bash

14th: “Safe from the Storm”, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at The O’Mark’s Building, 233 Middle St.; Bank of the Arts, 317 Middle St.; and Union Point Park. Presented by Craven County Disaster Recovery Alliance.

14th: Annual Embrace Recovery Rally, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Union Point Park.

14th: 6th Annual Barn Bash benefiting Promise Place, 5:00 p.m. at Dancing Branch Farms. Call 252- 636-3381.

18th: Coastal Women’s Forum with Speaker Tharesa Lee for Lunch and Networking, 11:30 a.m. at the New Bern Golf and Country Club.

Step Back in Time

North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace

14th – 15th: Civil War Weekend at the New Bern Academy. Presented by Tryon Palace. Call 252-639-3500.

17th: Behind the Scenes: Conservation Lab, 2:00 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

18th: Coastal Women’s Forum with Speaker Tharesa Lee for Lunch and Networking, 11:30 a.m. at the New Bern Golf and Country Club.

19th: African American Lecture Series: “World War I – What is it Good for?”, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

On the Big Screen

Bruin Theater 2500 Neuse Blvd., enccinemas.com

Bear Town Cinema 6: 2806 Trent Rd., 252-638-1820 beartowncinema.com

Don’t Forget…

Jungle Jump of New Bern

Check out the New Bern-Craven County Library! They have a lot fun programs, events, and resources! They offer childrens programs, computer usage and technology workshops, book clubs, writer’s workshops, open mic night, live music, childrens theatre, movie screenings and rentals, meeting rooms, historical and genealogy research, and much more! Call 252-638-7800.

Looking for live music? Visit the New Bern Music Calendar Facebook page created by Bob and Joanne Friedman.

Check out Jungle Jump of New Bern – it’s an indoor bounce arena with an obstacle course and arcade games, 252-772-3742

Go skating at Rollerland, 252-633-3804

Solve a mystery at the Bear Towne Escape Room, 919-288-4764

Axe Throwing? Check out Beary The Hatchet, 252-634-2933

Take flight with ParaFlight, 703-963-7389.

Do you prefer ballroom dancing? Visit the Rivertowne Ballroom, 252-637-2003.

Take advantage of over 20 parks and recreation facilities maintained by New Bern Parks & Recreation. 252-639-2901.

Introduce your dog(s) to new friends or just let them run around at the Down East Dog Park at Glenburnie Park, please know that you need to register first and receive the gate code before you can enter, 252-639-2901

Craven County Recreation & Parks. 252-636-6606.

New Bern Farmer’s Market is open for business Saturdays: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Tuesdays: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Stop, shop and enjoy the day meeting our vendors.

Visit the New Bern-Craven County Library as they have a lot of fun programs, events, and resources! They offer children’s programs, computer usage, and technology workshops, book clubs, writer’s workshops, open mic night, live music, children’s theater, movie screenings, and rentals, meeting rooms, historical and genealogy research, and much more! 252-638-7800.

Learn more about our town by taking a self-guided walking tour or have locals take you on a tour:

Cruise The Neuse Boat Tour, 252-876-7232

– African American Heritage Tour, Architectural Walking Tour, Churches & Cemeteries Tour, Historic Homes Tour, or Revolutionary War Heritage Tour.

– Bear Town Bears self-guided tour

– New Bern’s Civil War Battlefield Park. 252-638-8558

– Scenic Airplane Ride by Tradewind Aviation. 252-636-0716

– Trolley Tour, 252-637-7316.

Take a walk in the woods in the Croatian National Forest. The forest’s habitat has carnivorous plants like the Venus flytrap, pitcher plant, sun-dew, butterwort, bladderwort among other exotic plants. The Croatian 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 Croatian National Forest’s Ranger’s Station on Hwy 70 E, 252-638-5628.

Please let me know if you have any questions or if we’re missing something by sending us an email or call 252-259-6853.

Wendy Card

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