Things to do in and around New Bern: Oct 3 – 10, 2019

Things to do in and around New Bern NC

Arts Around Town

4th: The Last Suit, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Orringer Auditorium. Presented by the Lifetime Learning Center at Craven Community College. Call 252-633-2618.

4th: NC Radio Jam, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the New Bern Farmers Market.

4th: An Evening of Mozart & Elgar with Conductor Wesley Schulz, 7:00 p.m. at Temple Church. Presented by The North Carolina Symphony. Call 919-733-2750.

4th: 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.

4th – 5th: Annual Follies Variety Show, 7:30 p.m. at the Fairfield Harbour Community Center.

4th – 6th: Disney “Alice in Wonderland” JR, Fri – Sat: 7:30 p.m.; Sun: 3:00 p.m. at the Masonic Theatre. Presented by RiverTowne Players. Call 252-633-3318.

6th: New Bern Drum Circle, 6:00 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Union Point Park.

Community Engagement

Thru Oct 6th: Craven County Fair, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Craven County Fairgrounds. Call 252-636-0303.

3rd: Grand Opening of ParkLane Integrative Health Practice, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m at 1440 McCarthy Blvd. Suite A. Call 252-631-5815.

4th: Veterans Employment Base Camp and Organic Garden Hosting AGVET Agricultural Training “Meet and Greet”: Farming and Business Organizations, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Craven County Cooperative Extension, 300 Industrial Dr. Call 252-617-2848.

4th: 34th Annual BBQ Chicken Dinner, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the York Rite Temple, 2100 S. Glenburnie Dr. Presented by the Berne Lodge 724 A. F. & A. M.

5th: Community Indoor Garage Sale, 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at West New Bern Recreation Center. Call 252-639-2912.

5th: Craven County Clean Sweep, 9:00 a.m. at Craven County Administration Building’s parking lot, 406 Craven St. Call 252-633-1477.

8th: Business Ownership: Good, Bad and Ugly, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Craven Community College Small Business Center, Brock Administration Bldg. Call 252-638-1166.

Step Back in Time

4th: First Friday: Dueling – An Affair of Honor, 2:00 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

8th: Behind the Scenes: Conservation Lab, 2:00 p.m. at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500.

10th: Lunch & Learn: The Last POW by Steve Tyson, 11:30 a.m. at The Chelsea Restaurant. Presented by the New Bern Historical Society. Call 252-638-8558.

On the Big Screen

Bruin Theater 2500 Neuse Blvd., enccinemas.com

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

Around Town…

Check out the New Bern-Craven County Library! They have a lot 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 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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