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Featured Event: Morgan’s Tavern & Grill Announces Pancakes for PIE to Benefit Partners In Education

Event Dates and Times

12/9/2017
Morgan’s, 235 Craven St., Downtown New Bern
Morgan’s Tavern & Grill Announces Pancakes for PIE to Benefit Partners In Education


Looking for the perfect way to have a delicious pancake breakfast before visiting Santa in Bear Plaza, taking in some shopping, and enjoying the many activities happening during the holiday season in beautiful, historic downtown New Bern?

Join us for Pancakes for PIE at Morgan’s Tavern & Grill, 235 Craven Street. Morgan’s will be festively decorated for the holiday season and is the perfect setting to start your day with pancakes, bacon, sausage, fruit cup, orange juice, coffee, and water. All this for just $7 per adult, and $5 for children 12 and under. Breakfast will be served Saturday, December 9, from 7:00 – 10:00 am. Reservations are not required as this is a pay at the door event. Debit, credit cards, checks, and cash are accepted. In order to expedite seating, please have checks or cash ready.

Ervin Patrick, PIE Board President explains, “This event is open to the public and is an excellent opportunity for our community to show their support for Craven County Schools. Morgan’s is generously donating all proceeds from the breakfast to PIE, who will use the funds to support our local schools through PIE grant programs. Serving our pancakes will be Morgan’s staff along with PIE volunteers consisting of teachers, school staff members, and community supporters.”

Brandy Popp, Chair of the PIE Fund Raising Committee explains, “It is so very giving of Adam and Candice Simmons and their employees to provide the staffing, food, and venue for this event. We all know Morgan’s dishes up excellent food and our volunteers are always up for serving some ‘PIE’! We are absolutely thrilled Morgan’s is hosting Pancakes for PIE and we encourage everyone to bring the whole family and spend the day in beautiful downtown New Bern! We have sent a special invitation to Santa and we are hoping he will be on hand to share holiday cheer!”

To learn more about other events taking place in downtown New Bern this holiday season, go to the www.VisitNewBern.com and www.BearyMerryChristmas.com websites and plan your family Christmas activities!

For more information about Pancakes for PIE, or other programs offered by PIE, contact Darlene Brown, Executive Director, Craven County Partners In Education, at 514-6321 or www.CravenPartners.com.




Partners In Education is a 501(c)3 nonprofit Local Education Foundation that provides grant funding and special programs to classrooms and schools within the Craven County Schools system.

Since 1989, PIE has been changing the lives of students and families in our community by providing our educators with financial resources that enhance and reward innovative approaches to educational excellence.

Where & Who: Morgan’s, 235 Craven St., Downtown New Bern
What: Pancakes for PIE – Delicious pancake, bacon, sausage, fruit, orange juice, coffee & water breakfast for $7/adult, $5/children 12 and under
When: Saturday, December 9, 7:00 – 10:00 am
Why: To benefit Partners In Education, the local education foundation for Craven County Schools

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Featured Event: An Evening of Elegance

Event Dates and Times

12/9/2017
Old Bertie High School Gym, 715 HWY 13/17, Windsor, NC 27983
We are pleased to invite you to our First Annual Evening of Elegance! This is an awesome event and fundraiser to support our community. There will be Good Gospel Singing, Silent Auction, Excellent Food, and Fashion Show... We'll even watch your children while you enjoy the event!
Chrysti Cordon,

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Featured Event: Christmas Spectacular

Event Dates and Times

12/9/2017
College Acres Baptist Church, 702 Eastwood Road, Wilmington NC 28403
This heart-warming Christmas Spectacular concert is armed with an abundance of talent, powered by an unwavering commitment to share the joyous sounds of Christmas this holiday season. Attendees will enjoy Christmas favorites such as the iconic, Mary, Did You Know?, O’ Holy Night, Listen to the Angels Singing and Rejoice with Exceeding Great Joy. This is a ticketed event. Please call 910-540-0186 for tickets and info.
Cynthia Summerlin
910-540-0186

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Featured Event: Craft and Holiday Gift Boutique

Event Dates and Times

12/9/2017
3601 South Bend Road Winterville, NC
The Ridgewood Elementary School's PTA is hosting a Craft and Holiday Gift Boutique. Local vendors from all over Eastern NC will be selling their items. Vendor categories include; jewelry, home decor, artwork, handmade gifts, ornaments, books, clothing, personalized items and more! Come join us for a morning of fun and holiday cheer. Make our Craft and Holiday Gift Boutique your one stop holiday shop!

December 9th, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Catherine McKee

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Featured Event: Christmas Open House

Event Dates and Times

12/9/2017
Historic Bath State Historic Site, 207 Carteret Street Bath, NC 27808
Historic Bath you to our annual Christmas Open House Program. This is a FREE event and the schedule for the day is as follows: 10:00– Christmas Craft in the Visitor Center
12:00-4:00– Palmer Marsh will be open and will feature the musical talents of the Ad Hoc Players
12:00-4:00– The Bonner House will be open and will feature the musical talents of Mrs. Dawn Pooser.
1:00 & 3:00– Reading of “Twas’ the Night Before Christmas” at the Bonner House
12:00-4:00– Open Hearth Cooking demonstration in the Bonner House Kitchen
12:00-4:00– Apple Press Demonstration and Apple Cider and gingerbread at the Bonner House

Saturday, December 9, from 10:00-4:00


Erica Smith, 252-923-3971

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Featured Event: Morgan’s Tavern & Grill Announces Pancakes for PIE to Benefit Partners In Education

Event Dates and Times

12/9/2017
Morgan’s, 235 Craven St., Downtown New Bern
Morgan’s Tavern & Grill Announces Pancakes for PIE to Benefit Partners In Education


Looking for the perfect way to have a delicious pancake breakfast before visiting Santa in Bear Plaza, taking in some shopping, and enjoying the many activities happening during the holiday season in beautiful, historic downtown New Bern?

Join us for Pancakes for PIE at Morgan’s Tavern & Grill, 235 Craven Street. Morgan’s will be festively decorated for the holiday season and is the perfect setting to start your day with pancakes, bacon, sausage, fruit cup, orange juice, coffee, and water. All this for just $7 per adult, and $5 for children 12 and under. Breakfast will be served Saturday, December 9, from 7:00 – 10:00 am. Reservations are not required as this is a pay at the door event. Debit, credit cards, checks, and cash are accepted. In order to expedite seating, please have checks or cash ready.

Ervin Patrick, PIE Board President explains, “This event is open to the public and is an excellent opportunity for our community to show their support for Craven County Schools. Morgan’s is generously donating all proceeds from the breakfast to PIE, who will use the funds to support our local schools through PIE grant programs. Serving our pancakes will be Morgan’s staff along with PIE volunteers consisting of teachers, school staff members, and community supporters.”

Brandy Popp, Chair of the PIE Fund Raising Committee explains, “It is so very giving of Adam and Candice Simmons and their employees to provide the staffing, food, and venue for this event. We all know Morgan’s dishes up excellent food and our volunteers are always up for serving some ‘PIE’! We are absolutely thrilled Morgan’s is hosting Pancakes for PIE and we encourage everyone to bring the whole family and spend the day in beautiful downtown New Bern! We have sent a special invitation to Santa and we are hoping he will be on hand to share holiday cheer!”

To learn more about other events taking place in downtown New Bern this holiday season, go to the www.VisitNewBern.com and www.BearyMerryChristmas.com websites and plan your family Christmas activities!

For more information about Pancakes for PIE, or other programs offered by PIE, contact Darlene Brown, Executive Director, Craven County Partners In Education, at 514-6321 or www.CravenPartners.com.




Partners In Education is a 501(c)3 nonprofit Local Education Foundation that provides grant funding and special programs to classrooms and schools within the Craven County Schools system.

Since 1989, PIE has been changing the lives of students and families in our community by providing our educators with financial resources that enhance and reward innovative approaches to educational excellence.

Where & Who: Morgan’s, 235 Craven St., Downtown New Bern
What: Pancakes for PIE – Delicious pancake, bacon, sausage, fruit, orange juice, coffee & water breakfast for $7/adult, $5/children 12 and under
When: Saturday, December 9, 7:00 – 10:00 am
Why: To benefit Partners In Education, the local education foundation for Craven County Schools

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Featured Event: Holiday Shop & Drop Camp!!!

Event Dates and Times

12/9/2017
Wilmington, NC
Come drop off your athlete to train at Coastal Athletics while you finish holiday shopping!

Additional Information:
- Ages 7-12 welcome!
- Baseball and Softball
- Saturday, December 9th!
- Price is $40 for those staying from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm.
- Extend your stay from 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm for $20!

TO REGISTER:
- CALL us at (910)-452-5838
- ONLINE at www.coastalathletics.net
Fletcher Bates, 910-452-5838, info@rocksolidteams.net

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Featured Event: Christmas! We Remember, Rejoice, Worship

Event Dates and Times

12/9/2017
Enon Chapel Baptist Church, Midway Park (Jacksonville), NC
Musical/Multi-media presentation celebrating the timeless wonder of the Christmas story.
Featuring Dove Award-winning arranger, Mike Speck, as guest host/narrator for all performances.
There is no charge for this event. No offering will be taken. Nursery provided for children 3 years old and younger.
Hot chocolate, cider, and cookies will be served 45 minutes prior to all performances.
Enon Chapel Baptist Church is located near the corner of Piney Green and Highway 24 in Midway Park (Jacksonville), NC.

Saturday, December 9, 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 10, 11:00 am and 7:00 pm


Enon Chapel Baptist Church
910-353-5403

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Featured Event: Harrah's Cherokee Present Holiday Impressions Tribute Show

Event Dates and Times

12/9/2017
777 Casino Drive, Cherokee, NC 28719

HARRAH'S CHEROKEE PRESENTS HOLIDAY IMPRESSIONS TRIBUTE SHOW
FEATURING CELINE DION, ELVIS PRESLEY, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, AND ELTON JOHN TRIBUTE ARTISTS

WHAT
Join us and celebrate the sounds of the season as the best tribute artists in the world bring your favorite stars to the stage performing their biggest hits along with a cascade of holiday songs. You won't believe your eyes and ears as Celine Dion, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John and Elvis tribute artists take to the stage in this incredible show. Accompanied by the Holiday Impressions dancers and musicians, this tribute show is sure to delight.

To learn more about the tribute artists from Brown Productions, visit Brown-Productions.com.

WHEN
Saturday, December 9
Showtime is 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale Friday, October 20. Visit Ticketmaster.com or call 1-800-745-3000 for tickets.

WHERE
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort Event Center
777 Casino Drive
Cherokee, NC 28719

ABOUT Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
An enterprise of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort is located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina. The Casino has 150,000 square feet of gaming space with over 3,000 slot games, and offers traditional table games such as black jack, roulette and craps. The property also features over 1,100 hotel rooms, the Le Fu Men gaming area, 10 restaurants, the ESSENCE Lounge, the luxurious 18,000 square feet Mandara Spa and nine retail shops. In addition to the 56-acre property, guests have privileged access to the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indian-owned Sequoyah National Golf Club. Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort is also home to the UltraStar Multi-tainment center which features 24 bowling lanes, an arcade, 3 bars and 200 seat restaurant with event stage.

ABOUT Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel
An enterprise of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel is located near Murphy, North Carolina. The Cherokee County, NC facility features 50,000 square feet of gaming space with over 1,000 slot games and 70 traditional table games, The Food Market and a 300-room, full service hotel.

For further information contact:

Michael Fisher
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
777 Casino Drive, Cherokee, NC 28719

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Featured Event: Irish Dance Prodigy and Producer of the Smash Hit Irish Dance Phenomenon, 'Rhythm in the

Event Dates and Times

12/9/2017
Edna Boykin Cultural Center, Wilson, NC
Justin Boros, founder of Two Step Productions and Producer/Creator of the Irish dance phenomenon and smash hit, Rhythm of the Night, The Irish Dance Spectacular, is bringing a new Holiday tradition to the Edna Boykin Cultural Center in Wilson, North Carolina this Holiday season. Many people are familiar with the film ‘Billy Elliott’ and the boy who followed his dream to become a dancer when exposed to ballet. Justin Boros is the real life version of ‘Billy Elliot’ in the Irish dance world. Justin was a star basketball player on his state championship high school basketball team at the age of 15 in Akron, Ohio when he was watching television and was exposed to Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance. Not having any dance experience or knowledge of what he was watching, he was enthralled by Flatley and his troupe of dancers and attended a performance during a tour stop in Cleveland, Ohio. Soon after, Justin bought himself a pair of Irish dance shoes and taught himself how to Irish dance in his parents’ basement over the next year. He then went on to create an audition tape for a family vacation that he was going on to Orlando, Florida where Lord of the Dance was performing. He handed his audition tape to the dance captains and the next day was asked to audition for the show on the very stage the
troupe performed. The following day he achieved the improbable. After a year of teaching himself to dance with no prior dance experience, Justin
was offered a position in the world’s largest dance show as one of three Americans performing with the world’s best Irish dancers. Justin quit the
high school basketball team, flew home, then went on to tour with Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance around the world for the next two and a half
years and later became a lead dancer in the show.
His ambition did not stop there. During his time in Lord of the Dance, he visualized and conceptualized his very own Irish dance show, which would
later become the fastest growing Irish dance show in the country, Rhythm in the Night, The Irish Dance Spectacular. Justin spent the next halfdecade
working on creating and producing the show from scratch. He wanted to take Irish dance away from the traditional tin whistle and fiddle and
create a completely original soundtrack and new genre of Celtic music with an orchestral foundation, as the soundtrack would be the backbone of the
production and set the theme for the storyline. After searching several months for artists to create the music, Justin teamed up with twin composers
Andrew and Jared DePolo of DePolo Music from Cleveland, Ohio to begin work on the original soundtrack. The soundtrack took nearly two years to
complete and features 19 original tracks that deliver an orchestral atmosphere of epic proportions. Following the completion of the soundtrack, the
design for the show’s costumes and production soon followed.
Two Step Productions took Rhythm in the Night, The Irish Dance Spectacular on its inaugural tour in 2014 where Justin danced and continues to
dance the lead role of Balor, a 6’4”, 275 lb. villain who has crossed over to the dark side where his former love and his younger brother try to rescue
him. Justin weight-trained for several years leading up to the inaugural tour to achieve a physique that is unique to the world of Irish dance. The
reception to the show was so overwhelming that One Management NYC and MPI Talent Agency immediately picked up the show to represent for
future tours. The four national tours it has accomplished since then were also such huge successes that Rhythm in the Night has become the fastest
growing Irish dance show in the country and continues to set records during each tour.
Justin and his company, Two Step Productions, are now bringing Irish dance and Christmas together for the first time to turn an age-old Holiday
tradition into the first ever Irish dance Christmas spectacular the entire family will enjoy. Featuring 20 of the world’s most skilled Irish dancers and
musicians, Carol of the King, The Irish Dance Christmas Spectacular brings to life an original inspiring Christmas story of love and salvation that
transports the audience to a mystical time and place of heroes and redemption. The world-renowned Irish dance troupe performs lighting fast hard
shoe rhythms and graceful soft shoe jigs to an original epic orchestral soundtrack featuring many Holiday favorites, while state of the art lighting and
Christmas spirit ignite the stage into an explosive display of dance and music. Strength, agility and precision formulate the fast-paced and breathtaking
Holiday experience on stage as the cast performs to the heart-pounding and fluid symphonic music that will enthrall audiences all across North
America!
“The Holiday season is the best time of the year when families spend special moments together and magic happens. These special moments involve
sharing experiences together seeing classics like ‘A Christmas Carol’ and music spectaculars such as the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Our vision with
Carol of the King was to bring to market an Irish dance Holiday spectacular that features a dramatic storyline and exciting music so patrons can
experience what they love about Christmas while feeling energized and inspired with the Christmas spirit.”
Justin adds “I remember how rewarding it was to dance on stage night after night in Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance. Now after years of hard
work coming to fruition with an amazing team of dancers and crew, I am able to tour and dance in my own show that has been extremely well
received and continues to grow year after year, it has been a dream come true. Having the opportunity to take our second production, Carol of the
King, The Irish Dance Christmas Spectacular, on a national tour this Holiday season will be something special for all those involved. I can’t wait for
those in Wilson, North Carolina to experience the show in such a beautiful facility like the Edna Boykin Cultural Center.”
Carol of the King, The Irish Dance Christmas Spectacular is making a special stop during the inaugural U.S. tour in Wilson, North Carolina at the
Edna Boykin Cultural Center on Saturday, December 9th, 2017. “What drives me is my love for performing. We get to inspire and bring joy to
people every night we perform and there is no feeling that can replace that. If my story inspires one person to follow their dreams, it was all worth it,
never give up.”

www.CarolOfTheKing.com


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Featured Event: 2017 Swan Days Festival

Event Dates and Times

12/9/2017
Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge
SAVE THE DATE! Swan Days Festival • Lake Mattamuskeet • December 9, 2017, 9:00AM–4:00PM. Guided migratory bird tours. Living history of CCC Company 424, Swan Quarter and Mattamuskeet Camps. Live raptor demonstration by Steve Hoddy of EarthQuest. Sylvan Heights bird exhibit. Native American History. Craft and food vendors. Much more! All ages! Learn more: (252) 926-4021 or .
Mattamuskeet Refuge Staff, (252) 926-4021

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Bethel Christmas Parade

Event Dates and Times

12/9/2017
Main Street, Bethel, NC (Pitt County)
Christmas Parade

December 9, 2017 @ 10AM
Melissa Briley 252-717-0032

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Christmas! We Remember, Rejoice, Worship

Event Dates and Times

12/9/2017
Enon Chapel Baptist Church, Midway Park (Jacksonville), NC
Musical/Multi-media presentation celebrating the timeless wonder of the Christmas story.
Featuring Dove Award-winning arranger, Mike Speck, as guest host/narrator for all performances.
There is no charge for this event. No offering will be taken. Nursery provided for children 3 years old and younger.
Hot chocolate, cider, and cookies will be served 45 minutes prior to all performances.
Enon Chapel Baptist Church is located near the corner of Piney Green and Highway 24 in Midway Park (Jacksonville), NC.

Saturday, December 9, 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 10, 11:00 am and 7:00 pm
Enon Chapel Baptist Church
910-353-5403

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Somerset Place 28th Annual Christmas Open House

Event Dates and Times

12/9/2017
Somerset Place State Historic Site, 2572 Lake Shore Rd., Creswell, NC 27928
Wander through plantation buildings and enjoy the sights and sounds of an old-fashioned Christmas!
Sample black-eyed peas, hearth-cooked cornbread, homemade cookies, and hot spiced cider.
Site buildings will be open for self-guided tours and decorated with fresh greenery and natural arrangements.
Young visitors are invited to meet St. Nicholas in the Collins House between 2:00 and 4:00 pm.
Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated!
Contact site staff at 252-797-4560

Community Spotlight

Updated: 11/23/2017 - A Thanksgiving tradition was underway in Jacksonville as community members and volunteers gathered for the Onslow Community Outreach Thanksgiving meal.
Updated: 11/23/2017 - The Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville offered a free Thanksgiving dinner, complete with turkey, stuffing and all the fixings.
Updated: 11/23/2017 - Hundreds of community members in Greenville were able to enjoy a hot Thanksgiving meal compliments of the Little Willie Center.
Posted: 11/22/2017 - If big-box store shopping on Black Friday isn't your cup of tea, a group of local craft vendors hopes Small Business Saturday will draw you to Uptown Greenville this weekend.
Posted: 11/22/2017 - WITN's Pet of the Week is Thelma, a 3.5 year old husky mix.
Updated: 11/21/2017 - It wouldn't be Thanksgiving dinner without turkey and thanks to one local police department, nearly 200 families will now be able to enjoy the holiday staple this week.
Updated: 11/20/2017 - Brighten the life of a child this Christmas morning by donating a new, unwrapped toy during our 2017 Toys For Tots toy drive!
Updated: 11/19/2017 - The city of Jacksonville held its annual Christmas holiday parade, "Surf, Sand, and Santa," Saturday morning along Western Boulevard. Watch the recording of it.
Updated: 11/09/2017 - The video popped up on Facebook showing seven-year-old Able E. Sutton singing, honoring the people who died the day and the weeks after the October 12th failed prison attempt at Pasquotank Correctional Institution.
Updated: 11/11/2017 - Veterans Day is Saturday, November 11 and there are a number of events, ceremonies and commemorations planned in Eastern Carolina.