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Featured Event: Crystal Coast Weekly Events Calendar | March 12 - March 18

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The Crystal Coast Weekly Calendar of Events
March 12, 2018 - March 18, 2018

March 12

Bird Hike | 9am - 10am
Meet at the Fort Macon Visitor Center and take a leisurely hike to identify birds native to the area. For more details, 252-726-3775 or

March 13

Behind the Scenes: Shark Snack | 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck and watch Aquarium Aquarists feed the sharks! Ages 5 and up. $20. Available on Tuesdays and Fridays. For more details, 252-247-4003 or

March 14

Musket Firing Demonstration at Fort Macon | 10am - 11am
Learn about a Civil War era musket’s history, loading procedures and firing. Meet in the fort. For more details, 252-726-3775 or

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance | 12pm - 12:45pm
Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 5 and up. Available on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. $12. For more details, 252-247-4003 or

March 15

Natural Side of Fort Macon | 10am - 11am
Meet in the Visitor Center lobby for a leisurely hike exploring the natural side of Fort Macon. Hike will cover both trail and beach. For more details, 252-726-3775 or

March 16

Family Fun Night @ Webb Memorial Public Library | 6pm - 8:30pm
Join us for games, Legos, puzzles and more. We have over 50 games for ALL ages and Legos in every size, shape and color! $5.00 per family for pizza. Bring your friends and hang out at the library this Friday night. For more details, 252-726-3012 or
Infusion Cafe’s 8th Annual Irish Evening | 7pm - 10pm
The Infusion Café is pleased to invite you to our 8th annual Irish Evening and St Patrick's Day Celebration! Enjoy three courses of hearty, traditional Irish fare; and two courses of stout Irish infusions. Kurt Petersen, Delancy Loftus and Peter Pegues will take the floor playing and singing traditional Irish pub tunes- these guys will surely sing and play us into that happy Irish place! Seating is Limited. Tickets Required. For more details, 252-240-2800.
4EverAll @ Promise’ Land Market | 8pm - 11pm
These lovely folks will be at Promise' Land Market with their sweet sounds. They are a local favorite not to be missed. For more details, 252-222-0422 or

March 17

12th Annual Get Hooked Fishing School | 8am - 4:30pm
The popular one-day course features in-depth presentations by experienced anglers on many aspects of the sport, including topics such as inshore fishing for striper, drum, trout, mackerel and flounder, fly fishing, and offshore fishing. Additional demonstrations will feature fly-tying or instructions on helpful knots. For more details, 252-247-4003 or
27th Annual Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival | 9am - 6pm
The 27th Annual Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival is proudly presented by Transportation Impact at the Emerald Plantation shopping center. Admission and parking are free. This year’s festival will feature over 75 arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, amusement rides, face painters, and many other fun, family-oriented activities. For more details, 252-354-6350 or
The Shamrock Run & Roll | 9am - 6pm
Join Downtown Morehead City, Inc. and downtown establishments for the ultimate St. Patrick's Day pub crawl! The 2018 Shamrock Run & Roll begins at 9 am at Jack's Waterfront Bar and runs through downtown Morehead City with mini "workouts" after every half mile. Come back at 2 pm to roll until 6 pm at the pub crawl. Your ticket includes a 4 oz pour at each stop in your souvenir cup and specials at each downtown location. For more details, 252-808-0440 or
Free Wine Tasting at The Chandlery | 1pm - 3pm
Free wine tastings every Saturday at The Chandlery, located in The Boathouse at Front Street Village in Beaufort. For more details, 252-838-1524 or

Behind the Scenes: Aquarium Close Encounters | 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Visit labs and holding areas, help with food preparation and feed the animals in this thorough behind-the-scenes tour. Tour includes a look at fresh water habitats as well as salt water habitats and a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 8 and up, $20. For more details, 252-247-4003 or

March 17 - 18

Introduction To Wooden Boat Building | 9am - 4:30pm
A two-day hands-on course, students will explore the art of boat building from start to finish. They begin with the design and lofting of boats, and move on to the setup, steam bending and different methods of creating the back bone of small boats. In addition, they will learn how to make planking systems, both carvel and lap strake and all the appropriate fastening systems. By the end of the course, students will have the knowledge and skill to choose a design and style of boat to build on their own and the confidence to take on the job. Course Fee: $135. Friends of the Museum: $121.50. Minimum age: 16 yrs. old. Advance registration required. For more details, 252-504-7740 or

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