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Weekend Events and Things to do in and around New Bern

Things to do in and around New Bern NC
19th: Lunch and Learn: Meet the Martins, 12:00pm at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500. 20th: Parking Lot Yard Sale benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network, 8:00am – 11:00am at Walmart in Havelock. 20th: META-Mudder Neuse River Mud Run at 10:00am. For details visit metamudder.com. 20th: Composting and Soil Building: The Value of the Unseen, 10:00am – 12:00pm […]
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New Bern and Beyond Podcast – August 15, 2016

New Bern Now Podcast
Find out the latest information about our beautiful and happening town of New Bern and Beyond. Beyond, meaning our travels throughout Eastern North Carolina. Listen to our podcast show here: During this show, New Bern Now’s Podsquad: Rich Sheridan, Lisa Bisbee-Lentz, Susan Moffat-Thomas and I as we highlighted numerous businesses and non-profits in and around […]
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Weekend Events and Things to do in and around New Bern

Weekend Events
12th: ArtWalk throughout Downtown New Bern, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, presented by the Craven Arts Council at the Bank of the Arts. 252-638-2577. 12th: ARTcrawl presented by the Community Artist Will, 5:00pm – 8:00pm at the Center for the Arts, Isaac Taylor House and Gardens, and numerous locations in Downtown New Bern. 12th: YPG River Jam, 5:00pm – 10:00pm […]
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ARTcrawl Happenings in Downtown New Bern – August 12

ARTcrawl New Bern NC
ARTcrawl is full of creative participants throughout New Bern. Mingle with potters. Gather tips during painting demonstrations. Get crafty with do-it-yourself projects. Be entertained with musical interludes as you stroll around the blocks. On Broad Street: Susan Cheatham shares, “We have so many new pieces of art at the CAW Studio and Gallery showing this […]
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Legacy Motown Revue coming to New Bern

Motown Revue 2016
Popular Soul Tribute group returns to New Bern August 13th, 2016 7:30pm – 9:30pm Community of the Excellence is proud to present the Legacy Motown Revue at Orringer Auditorium August 13th at 7:30pm. The group will perform classics of soul, funk, and pop in a two hour show to benefit COE’s Back to School Program […]
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Weekend Events and Things to do in and around New Bern

City Hall
5th – 6th: Working presented by RiverTowne Players, Fri – Sat: 8:00pm; Sun: 3:00pm at the Historic Masonic Theatre, 514 Hancock St. 6th: Watermelon Day, 8:00am – 2:00pm, New Bern Farmers Market. Call 252-633-0043. 6th: Craven County Clean Summer Sweep, 9:00am at Lawson Creek Park. Call 252-633-1477. 6th: Auditions for Tryon Palace’s Candlelight: A Colonial Christmas Celebration, 1:00pm – […]
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Craven Community College hires Susan Moffat-Thomas as coordinator of Adult Enrichment Program

Susan Moffat-Thomas
Craven Community College (CCC) announced it has hired Susan Moffat-Thomas as the program coordinator for its newly-reinstated Adult Enrichment Program. The program will kick-off in September with a roster of continuing education classes to include watercolor and acrylic painting, pottery, conversational French, how to build a boat, selling on eBay, sewing, history of jazz and […]
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New Bern and Beyond Podcast – August 1, 2016

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. Listen to our podcast show here: During this show, Special Guest, Nancy Hawley joined our Podsquad: Rich Sheridan, Lisa Bisbee-Lentz, Laura Johnson and I as we highlighted numerous businesses and non-profits […]
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Cedar Grove Cemetery Tours

Earl of Craven Questers Tour
Have you taken the Tour of Cedar Grove Cemetery with the Earl of Craven Questers? Tours begin at 4pm Every Saturday through November at the Weeping Arch on Queen Street, no advance reservation required. The Earl of Craven Questers Chapter is proud to announce that they received a $2,000 grant form the International Questers to […]
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New Bern’s Ledger Magazine – Summer Edition – Available Online

New Bern's Ledger Magazine
Check out the Summer Edition of New Bern’s Ledger Magazine and find out if your business or non-profit are in it! You can download here or view by clicking here. The cover article highlights the upcoming Antique Automobile Club of America’s 2016 Southeastern Fall Meet and we also featured the Craven County Veterans Council. We also welcome new businesses; highlight […]
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Weekend Events and Things to do in and around New Bern

Weekend Events
15th: Lunch and Learn: Science in the Age of Enlightenment, 12:00pm at the North Carolina History Center. Call 252-639-3500. 15th: 2016 Rockin’ on the Rivers Concert presented by the New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce. Call 252-637-3111. 15th – 17th: Bye Bye Birdie, Fri – Sat: 7:30pm; Sun: 2:00pm at the New Bern Civic Theatre. Call 252-633-0567. 16th: Book Signing by […]
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Explore Science in the Age of Enlightenment

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Tryon Palace’s monthly Lunch and Learn series will explore “Science in the Age of Enlightenment,” Friday, July 15, at noon in the North Carolina History Center. Discover key scientists, philosophers, and inventors from the Age of Enlightenment like Johannes Kepler, Galileo Galilei, John Harrison and Isaac Newton, who all contributed scientific theories and developments during […]
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Historical Society Seeks a Few Good Ghosts

Ghostwalk Auditions 2016
Ghostwalk Auditions, August 11 The New Bern Historical Society is looking for a few good ghosts. They are seeking both veteran and new ghost actors to portray the historic characters in this year’s Ghostwalk, Whispers From the Past.  Ghostwalk brings to life noted personalities from New Bern’s past right in the very locations they may […]
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Weekend Events and Things to do in and around New Bern

New Bern, NC
8th: Second Annual Behavioral Health Fair and Conference, 8:30am – 4:30pm in the CarolinaEast Auditorium. Call 252-633-8215. 8th: Movies in the Park: Pan, 5:00pm at Union Point Park. Presented by Two Rivers Church. Call 252-633-2830. 8th: ArtWalk throughout Downtown New Bern, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, presented by the Craven Arts Council at the Bank of the Arts. 252-638-2577. 8th: ARTcrawl […]
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