Featured Event: Crystal Coast Weekly Events Calendar | February 26 - March 4
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The Crystal Coast
The Crystal Coast Weekly Calendar of Events February 26, 2018 - March 4, 2018
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 www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
Musket Firing Demonstration at Fort Macon | 10am - 11am Learn about a Civil War era musket’s history, loading procedures and firing. For more details, 252-726-3775 or www.ncparks.gov/fort-macon-state-park.
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 www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
BHA Lunch & Learn with General Tata | 12pm - 1:30pm As they gear up for this year’s Living History Series at the Beaufort Historic Site you are invited to join them at Clawson’s for this year’s Lunch and Learn! Thriller Fiction Author and Brigadier General (U.S. Army, Retired) Anthony J. Tata will be joining in for this year’s luncheon to discuss his bestselling novels, including his newest novel Direct Fire, released December 2017. Tickets for this event include the price of lunch and are $30. Tickets are limited so please call ahead to reserve your spot. For more details, 252-728-5225 or www.beauforthistoricsite.org.
Astronomy/Star Gazing at Fort Macon | 6pm - 8pm Meet at the Fort Macon bathhouse to view space through a telescope and learn more about our Universe. For more details, 252-247-4003 or www.ncparks.gov/fort-macon-state-park.
Run Crystal Coast Half Marathon, 10k & 5k | 9am - 1pm The event is hosted from the waters edge in charming Morehead City. Every participant receives a one of a kind race shirt, finishers medal, post race craft beer, great food and post race awards after party. For more details, www.runcrystalcoast.com.
Fairy Day at the Aquarium | 10am - 4pm Put on some wings, a dash of glitter and let your imagination fly during the Aquarium’s annual Fairy Day. Build fairy and gnome houses on the nature trail, search for mermaid and fairy doors around the Aquarium and make your own magic wand. Add to the fun and come dressed as a fairy, gnome, sea serpent or other mythical character. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Free with admission or membership. For more details, 252-247-4003 or www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
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 www.frontstreetvillage.com.
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 www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
A Celtic Tea: Harp Songs of the British Isles | 2:30pm - 4pm The Infusion Cafe is pleased to present A Celtic Tea: Harp Songs of the British Isle with special guest, classical harpist, Sarah Claire Williams. Tickets required. Seating is limited. For more details, 252-240-2800. Duke vs. UNC Watch Party | 8pm - 10pm Calling all Carolina and Duke fans! Join us at the taproom as we host a Watch Party for the big rivalry game between the Tar Heels and the Blue Devils! We'll have the broadcast from Durham on all 5 big screen TVs starting at 8:15, so make sure to come out sporting your best Carolina or Duke gear! As always, we'll have our craft brews on tap, as well as wine, cider, mimosas, and soda. For more details, 252-773-0974 or www.crystalcoastbrewingcompany.com.
March 3 - 4
30th Crystal Coast Home and Garden Show | 10am - 3pm Turn all of your home and garden dreams into reality at the 30th Annual Coastal Home & Garden Show. With over 12,000 Sq Ft of exhibits - this is the best source for products and services. See all the latest trends in home décor, landscaping, and much more. Meet with professional builders, landscapers, interior design, home improvements, pool and spas, furniture, lawn care, etc. For more details, 252-247-3883 or www.carteretcountync.gov/545/Civic-Center.
Featured Event: Why Does North Carolina Have So Many Writers? North Carolina's Literary Lineage
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Farmville Public Library, 4276 West Church Street, Farmville, NC
Visitors to North Carolina often ask, “How can there be so many writers in North Carolina?” The late Louis D. Rubin, Jr., founder of Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, put it this way: “Like bad checks and grapes, writers tend to come in bunches.” Throughout our state’s history, writers have sprung up in clusters, usually around a central mentor or teacher. North Carolina has also produced multiple writers within a single family. In this fast-paced presentation with historic photos and lively anecdotes, Georgann Eubanks explores North Carolina’s literary lineage and the conditions and attitudes that have made our state such fertile territory for the production of stories, novels, plays and poems.
Georgann Eubanks is a writer and consultant with more than 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Eubanks has published short stories, poems, reviews, an profiles in many magazines and journals including Oxford American, Bellingham Review, Southern Review, Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, and North American Review. She is a North Carolina Arts Council Literary Fellowship recipient, winner of a regional Emmy, former chair of the North Carolina Humanities Council, and former president of Arts North Carolina. Eubanks has served as director of the Duke University Writers Workshop (a summer writing program for adults) since 1989 and is the writing coach for the Friday Fellowship of the Wildacres Leadership Initiative.
Eubanks is one of the founders of the North Carolina Writers' Network. She is author of the three volume series, Literary Trails of North Carolina, a guidebook to locales and writers, from the western mountains to the Outer Banks, who have profoundly influenced North Carolina's cultural identity.
This project is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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