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The Crystal Coast
International Film Series

They are back at it this year with four new films from four
new countries. Beginning January 18, 2018, the International
Film Series returned to Carteret Community College. The film
series will extend from January through April, and includes
four foreign films to be shown on the big screen in the Joslyn
Hall auditorium, on the college campus.

The films will have three show times each month; 5:20 pm
and 7:30 pm showings on a Thursday and a 2:00 pm bonus
matinee on a Friday. All show times are free and open to the
public. (Donations at the door are appreciated and help
support the series.) Refreshments will be available in the

There is also an opportunity for dinner prior to the 7:30 pm
showings. Join the Carteret Community College Foundation,
Inc. for a wonderful dinner catered by Floyd's 1921 and
inspired by the featured movie's country. After dinner stroll
over to Joslyn Hall for popcorn and the movie! Tickets for the
dinners are $30/person and reservations are required in
advance. For more information, 252-222-6262 or

8th Annual Winter Festival


10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

Winter Festival 2018

Beat the wintertime blues with a day of indoor games,
shopping and family fun at Mac Daddy’s Family
Entertainment Center’s 8th Annual Winter Festival on
Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 10:00 am-5:00 pm.
Admission is free!

“The Winter Festival was created to give the local community
fun family activities during the cold winter months,” said
Connie Nolter, General Manager of Mac Daddy’s. “We
love hosting unique, special activities and in the winter, our
festival is a great free event for the whole family!”
Winter Festival fun includes face painting, a cake walk and a
variety of games and contests. Dozens of local businesses
will be showcasing arts & crafts, jewelry, clothes, beauty
products, home décor and much more. Mac Daddy’s will be
giving away awesome prizes and hosting live, family centered
performances throughout the day.

“We have a lot of craft vendors and homemade items that
you wouldn’t be able to find in the retail stores,” Nolter said.
“I believe our vendors have just as much fun as our guests.”
For information on how to become a vendor at the Winter
Festival, please contact Tracy Gillikin at 252-393-6565.
Mac Daddy’s is a family entertainment center located in
Cape Carteret. It boasts the area’s largest arcade, 24 lanes
of the coolest bowling, a sports bar and full service
restaurant with catering facilities and party space. Started in
2008 by entrepreneur Mac Holz, Mac Daddy’s strives to be
coastal North Carolina’s best entertainment venue for those
living in and visiting the area.

Crystal Coast
Foosball Challenge

2018 will mark the 8th year
that Bonzini U.S.A. will host
the Crystal Coast Foosball
Challenge at “The Beach
Tavern” in Atlantic Beach.
Proceeds go to benefit Hope
Mission of Carteret County.
Primarily a food raising
charity event, foosball players
along the East Coast join to
compete for $1,000.00 in
cash and prizes. Since 2001,
they have surpassed
$200,000 in contributions
raised through Bonzini U.S.A.
Foosball Tour events for
various charities.

Alan Cribbs, President of
Bonzini U.S.A. said; “The
players really enjoy this event
right after the holidays and
appreciate the hospitality of
The Beach Tavern and the
local community. It gives our
company an opportunity to
showcase our products and
provide entertainment to the
local community with some
talented foosball play. Our
players love the attention and
can really pull off some
spectacular shots when
inspired, so we hope to have a
large crowd of spectators to
bring out their best.” The
event will be held January 12th
and 13th with events kicking off
at 7:00pm Friday. Donations
of dry goods will be accepted
from participants and
spectators alike. Come on out
and support Hope Mission of
Carteret County. For more information,

Escoffier Chefs Dinner Series

Georges Auguste Escoffier was a French culinary artist,
known as "the king of chefs and the chef of kings", who
earned a worldwide reputation as director of the kitchens at
the Savoy Hotel (1890-99) and afterward at the Carlton
Hotel, both in London. His name is synonymous with classical
French cuisine.

Escoffier radically simplified food service by advocating the
use of seasonal ingredients and the abandonment of
elaborate garnishes. He also streamlined the organization of
professional kitchens. These ideas were widely disseminated
through Larousse Gastronomique (1938), a definitive work

Crystal Coast Bridal Fair -

Crystal Coast Bridal Fair will
show case over 50 wedding
vendors to help you make your
choices for your up coming
wedding. Bring your
bridesmaids, your mom and the
groom and enjoy the day for
vendors to help make your
dream wedding a reality.

DEFAS presents Dennis
Warner - 1/13
Performing in over 100 cities
each year, Folk/Americana
musician and entertainer,
Dennis Warner has established
a well-deserved reputation for
captivating audiences with his
smooth vocals, distinguished
songs, enthusiastic personality
and stellar playing on both six
and twelve string guitars.

7th Annual Clam
Chowder Cook-off - 1/19
Four guest clam chowder cooks
will compete at the Harvey W.
Smith Watercraft Center.
Participants enjoy a tasting sized
portion of each of the
four chowders and then vote
for their favorite.

Hello Dolly! - 1/19-27
It's the 1890s New York City,
the bold and enchanting
widow, Dolly Levi, is a socialiteturned-
matchmakers. Tickets on
sale now!

More January Events

1/12: Southern Baja & Sea of Cortez, Whales | 252-504-7740
1/14: Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance | 252-247-4003
1/18-19: Coastal Culture & Waterfowl Watching | 252-504-7740
1/19: David Dixon @ Salt | 252-354-2740
1/20: Behind the Scenes: Close Encounters | 252-247-4003
1/26: Trey Calloway Band @ Salt | 252-354-2740
1/27: AMF Series: Duo Francais | 252-728-6152
1/27-28: Intro to Wooden Boat Building Course | 252-222-0422
1/28: Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance | 252-247-4003
1/29: Succulent Seafood Series | 252-247-4003
1/30: Behind the Scenes: Shark Snack | 252-247-4003
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