Featured Event: Gala to Benefit New Cancer Center in Tarboro
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Edgecombe Community College, Tarboro, NC
Join us for "A Night in Old Havana" as we eat, drink, and dance the night away all while raising money for our new cancer center, Vidant Oncology-Tarboro! Enjoy music by the Holiday Band, open bar, food catered by the Prime Smokehouse and a wonderful silent auction! Tickets are $75 each and are tax-deductible. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Let's eat, drink and be giving!
Join us at the Neuseway Nature Park for a fun and educational event! Come learn about a variety of environmental concerns and causes by visiting local organization booths, take a kayak out for a spin, meet animal friends, along with other activities. For questions or to learn ways you can participate please call 252-939-3302.
Featured Event: The New Bern and Twin Rivers Lions Clubs Charity Golf Tournament.
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Emerald Golf Club, 5000 Clubhouse Dr, New Bern, NC 28562, USA
New Bern and Twin Rivers Lions Clubs Charity Golf Tournament to raise funds for the visually impaired and blind will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at The Emerald Golf Club. This 8th annual golf tournament is sponsored by the two local Lions Clubs with all proceeds going to support eye care and other vision related products for the less fortunate in New Bern and nearby communities. Format is a four person super ball (modified with handicaps), with flights for men, woman and mixed. Registration is at 10:30 with an 11:30 shotgun start. Meal and prizes will be provided at the conclusion of the round. The entry fee is $60 per player or $240 per team (10% Individual Discount to all Active Military and First Responders), which includes green and cart fees, the meal and prizes. Non-golfers may join in the meal for $12. The entry deadline is April 14th.
Contact either Robert Block at (252) 229-5717 (text), Carlie Metts at (252) 259-4827 or Carlton Metts at (252)636-5000 (email@example.com) for further information and to obtain entry forms for this event
Featured Event: New Decoy Guild announces 1st Annual Ocracoke Island Waterfowl Festival 2018
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New Decoy Guild announces 1st Annual Ocracoke Island Waterfowl Festival 2018, April 21, 2018
Ocracoke, NC, January 28, 2018: Ocracoke has a time-honored tradition of decoy carving and now more people will learn about it. The newly formed Ocracoke Island Decoy Carvers Guild will sponsor the First Annual Ocracoke Island Waterfowl Festival, which will take place on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Ocracoke School gymnasium, 120 Schoolhouse Rd. The Ocracoke Foundation is the sponsor of this non-profit organization. Islander Dave O’Neal, owner of the Down Point Decoy Gallery, will be this year’s featured carver. In addition to all kinds of decoys on display, the Festival will have presentations on the art of carving, raffles and delicious local food. With open membership ($25 yearly), the guild particularly encourages decoy carvers, whittlers, collectors and those who would like to learn carving to join. Monthly meetings will have specific topics and presentations including on some of the historical island carvers and suggestions for those interested in learning the techniques of carving and whittling. The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, in the Ocracoke Community Center. Membership includes a single free admission to the annual Ocracoke Island Waterfowl Festival on Ocracoke in April each year. John Simpson gave an overview of how and why the guild formed and some of their expected activities. “Waterfowling has been a dramatic part of Ocracoke’s heritage and this folk art needs to be kept from becoming a lost art,” he said. The guild selected a root head goose carved by Ike O’Neal in the 1920s for their logo. These types of decoys get their name because the head and neck are fashioned from fallen trees on the island, primarily cedar.
The root head goose carved by Ike O’Neal circa 1920s will be the guild’s logo. For more information, contact John Simpson, 509-930-4988, Vince O’Neal, 252-921-0112, Scotty Robinson, 252-921-0410, or any guild board member. About Ocracoke Village: At just a little over a mile square, and surrounded by water, everything within Ocracoke Village is conveniently located for walking or biking. Explore the tiny village and discover the many shops and restaurants tucked away on twisty, tree-lined streets. Ocracoke Village is on the National Register of Historic Places, with houses and buildings dating from the 1880s, interspersed with more recent additions, under the dappled sunlight beneath live oaks, cedars, and yaupons. Ocracoke Lighthouse has been guarding the inlet since 1823. Find out how to plan your visit at www.visitocracokenc.com, the official website for Ocracoke Civic and Business Association. For information about the ferry schedules and fees, please visit ncdot.gov/ferry.
Featured Event: Oriental Tour of Historic Homes and Gardens
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Oriental's History Museum, Oriental, NC
Visit historic homes and properties in Oriental, from 100 year old historic buildings, to 1930s and 1940s cottages, and homes with expansive waterfront views. Tickets priced at $20 are available at Nautical Wheelers or Oriental's History Museum. On the day of the tour tickets are available at any home on the tour and at the Museum.
Galley Stores LLC and Swiss Bear, Inc. are pleased to announce their collaboration for Juice on the Neuse, New Bern’s premier wine and craft beer festival weekend. Started by Galley Stores in 2013, Juice on the Neuse has grown to be a local favorite and includes the Juice Joint, a celebration of NC’s “spirited” past, and the Wine & Craft Beer Festival, the largest wine tasting and craft beer event in New Bern. Galley Stores has always hoped Juice on the Neuse could grow to be a bigger, more robust event, beyond its current footprint, in an effort to showcase Greater Downtown New Bern.
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