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North Carolina Crystal Coast Weekly Calendar of Events

Date(s): 4/21/2014

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April 21: Kayaking for Kids- 1-4 pm- What a great time of year to be on the water! Sign up your child for a kayak trip with the Maritime Museum on April 21st. Associate Curator Benjamin Wunderly will teach the safe and smart way to kayak in this class for 8-12 year olds. After in depth instructions the group will be led on a short paddle trip through the salt marshes and sandbars around Beaufort. Participants should know how to swim and feel comfortable with being on the water. Reser-vations: $45, $25 with own kayak. Advance registration. 252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

April 21: “A Fairy and Gnome Garden Tea Party”- J & S Nursery, 8115 US 70, Newport, presents “A Fairy & Gnome Garden Tea Party” for boys and girls of all ages from 2-4 p.m. on Monday, April 21, and on Saturday, April 26. The cost is $19.95 per child. Includes choice of child wings or gnome hat, fairy garden kit, tea and crumpets. Reservations are required. A parent, guardian or responsible adult is required to attend and participate with his/her child. Call 252-223-2766.

April 21-23: Beginner Tennis Camp- Sponsored by Morehead City Parks & Recreation. The camp will offer an exciting tennis experience with an emphasis on fun. Concentration will be placed on establishing basic skill development and focus on eye-hand coordination, footwork, fundamentals of all the basic strokes and etiquette of the game of tennis. 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Ages 5 – 9 year olds, $25.00. Contact Jerry Riggs at 252-726-5083, ext. 4 or Email at jriggs@bizec.rr.com. Morehead City Parks and Recreation will have tennis racquets available for participants to use. All participants should wear comforta-ble clothing, tennis shoes and bring water, sunscreen and a hat.

April 21-23: Spring Break Tennis Camp- Sponsored by the Morehead City Parks & Recreation. The camp will offer an exciting tennis experience with an emphasis on fun, skill development, tactics and competition. Concentration will be placed on establishing basic skills through staff demonstration and instruction. The camp will emphasize technique tactics in an intense training environment. The camp will be divided to age and skill level, so the content of the camp as well as the intensity will be structured to meet the varying needs of the different participants. All participants should wear comfortable clothing, tennis shoes and bring a tennis racquet, water, sunscreen and a hat. 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Ages 10 – 18 year olds, $90.00 or $40.00 per day. Contact Jerry Riggs at 252-726-5083, ext. 4 or Email at jriggs@bizec.rr.com

April 21-25: Spring Break Holiday Camp- The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department sponsors a Spring Break Holiday Camp for students in grades K-6. This childcare program will be offered during the following dates: Mon. 4/21 – Fri., 4/25. Camp hours are 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The camp fee for the week is $60 (residents) or $75 (non-residents). Campers need to provide their lunches daily. Camp staff supervises recreational activities in the classroom, game room, gymnasium, and playground. For more information call 252-726-5083 or http://moreheadcity.nc.gov/home-parks-recreation/.

April 22: NC Aquarium Cakes for Conservation Competition- The cake competition adds a sweet touch to the annual Earth Day Party for the Planet at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Bakers ages 5 and up are invited to express their philosophies in frosting and compete for cash prizes with confections that depict “Backyard Buddies” – amphibians, birds, snakes, turtles, insects and plants you might see from your deck or in your garden. There is no entry fee. Judges will be looking for creativity, taste, portrayal of the theme and use of local, organic and sustainable ingredients. Cash prizes to be awarded include $100 to the winner in the professional category; $50 for the top confection in the amateur division; and $25 for the best effort in the junior amateur category for ages 5-17.

Completed cakes should be delivered to the Aquarium between 3 – 5 p.m. April 21 or between 8 – 10 a.m. on April 22. All cakes will be on display from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on April 22. Winners will be announced at 3:30 p.m. After the awards, visitors are invited to partake in a taste test of all the entries. 252-247-4003

April 23: Shackleford Banks: Horses, Hiking & History- 9:30 am- 1:30 pm- Come find out what makes Shackleford Banks such a unique barrier island, from the early settlers and whaling villages to tales of Blackbeard the pirate and wild
horses that roam the sandy beaches. Associate Curator Benjamin Wunderly will guide participants on a hike in this designated wilderness area managed by the National Park Service as part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore. Not suitable for children under 6. Fee: $25. Advance registration required. 252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

April 23: Opening Reception for Beaufort Wine & Food Weekend- Location: The Coral Bay Club, Atlantic Beach. Sponsored by: Trinchero Family Estates. Time: 7-9:00 pm. Tickets: $50. Hors d'oeuvres prepared by Chef Tony Garnett paired with wines by Trinchero Family Estates. 252-728-5225 or visit www.beaufortwineandfood.com

April 23-27: 10th Annual Beaufort Wine & Food Weekend- Great wines plus the food of coastal Carolina's finest restaurants are a perfect pairing. Visit this quaint seaport town of Beaufort in grand style while attending tastings, seminars, dinners, wine and cheese pairings and much more. Each year this event gets better and better, confirming the increasing appreciation of fine wines in North Carolina and around the country. A not-to-be-missed culinary experience. 252-515-0708 or www.beaufortwineandfood.com

April 25: American Red Cross Blood Drive- Carteret County Chapter of the American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center from 2-7pm, 7500 Emerald Drive. Please give!

April 25: Merry Time for Tots: Boats & Boaters- 10-11 am- Which will float, a rock or a feather? Why? Preschoolers (ages 2-5) and their caregivers will get the chance to look at different items and discuss if and why some items float and others sink. Following some experimenting with different items and the water the children will get to make their very own blow boats. Free Admission. Advance registration preferred. 252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

April 25: International Film Series- The Carteret Community College Foundation’s International Film Series are held at Joslyn Hall in the McGee Building at Carteret Community College in Morehead City. Live music at 6:45 p.m. Film begins at 8 p.m. Suggested donation is $5 per person. Enjoy pastries of the culture of each film. Call Tiffany Taylor at 222-6056 or visit www.carteret.edu/foundation. Featured Film: “The Sapphires” (Australia – Rated PG-13)

April 25: Wine, Bread, Cheese & MORE!- $40 per person | 3:00- 5:00 pm. NC Maritime Museum Watercraft Center, Beaufort waterfront. Guest Winemaker: - J. Lohr with Steve Peck. Special guest baker: Lionel Vatinet of La Farm Bakery. 252-515-0708 or www.beaufortwineandfood.com.

April 25: Wine Seminar: Around the World with Wine- $30 per person | 1:00 pm. Beaufort Historic Site - Courthouse Featuring national and international winemakers. Wine –DFV Chateau Ste. Michelle and others. 252-515-0708 or www.beaufortwineandfood.com

April 25: Columbus Ships Nina and Pinta to Land in Morehead City- The ships will be docked on the Morehead City Waterfront at the Sanitary Fish Restaurant, 501 Evans St., until their departure early Monday morning May 5th. Admission charges are $8.00 for adults, $ 7.00 for seniors, and $6.00 for students 5 - 16. Children 4 and under are Free. The ships are open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. No reservations necessary. Teachers or organizations wishing to schedule a 30 minute guided tour with a crew member should call 1 787 672 2152 or email columfnd1492@gmail.com. Minimum of 15. $5.00 per person. No Maximum. www.thenina.com

April 26: Portsmouth Village Homecoming- 100th Anniversary of the Portsmouth United Methodist Church (All are Welcome!) 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Program & Pot-luck dinner on the grounds. Call 252-728-2250 for more information.

April 26: Carolina Maritime Model Society- 2 pm- The Carolina Maritime Model Society exists to promote the active participation in building ship models, a craft as old as shipbuilding itself. The group is the only such organization in the en-tire state and has become a major vehicle for widening public interest in North Carolina's maritime history and cul-ture. Membership is open to all members of the Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum. 252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

April 26: Beer, Bubbles & BBQ- A main event associated with the Beaufort Wine & Food Weekend! $65 per person-
7:30 - 10:30 pm (252-515-0708) Location: NC Maritime Museum, Gallant's Channel in Beaufort. Live music, Carolina BBQ at it’s best, great beer portfolios by the area’s best distributors and champagne! www.beaufortwineandfood.com.

April 26: Vin de Mer Epicurean Village- $65 per person | 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Beaufort Wine and Food Member Early Entrance 12:30pm. Location: NC Maritime Museum, Gallant's Channel. Considered the main event of the Beaufort Wine and Weekend, guests can taste over 300 wines while sampling hors d’oeuvres prepared by dozens of local restaurants. Guests can also watch cooking demos while learning more about the wines they are enjoying.

Participating restaurants include Amos Mosquito's, Aqua, Beaufort Grocery Co., The Boathouse at Front Street Village, The Cedars Inn and Restaurant, The Channel Marker, Chefs 105, Circa 81, Clawson's, The Coral Bay Club, McCurdys, Island Grille, Front Street Grill at Stillwater, and Queen Anne's Revenge, to name just a few. Guests can also stop by the educa-tion tents to see cooking demonstrations and learn more about the wines they are enjoying. 252-728-5225 or visit the web-site, www.beaufortwineandfood.com.

April 26: Lookout Rotary Road Race- This race kicks off the local race season and takes place on Saturday morning at 8:00 with a flat 10K, 5K and 1-mile run/walk beginning and ending at the Sports Center on N. 35th Street in Morehead City. The race is sponsored by the Lookout Rotary Club of Morehead City and is an event for every age and skill level. For more information, call the Sports Center at 252-726-7070 or visit www.runnersworld.com/race/1949316/lookout-rotary-road-race

April 26: Native Plant Festival & Sale- Presented by the NC Coastal Federation. Location: 3609 Hwy 24, Ocean, NC (located about halfway between Morehead City and Swansboro). Time: 8 am - 4 pm. Enjoy thousands of native plants! Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Rose Rundell- 252-393-8185 or roser@nccoast.org, www.nccoast.org

April 26: Family Fun Day at Fort Benjamin Park- Location: Fort Benjamin Park (100 McQueen Ave., Newport) 3pm-10pm. Rock Climbing Wall, Surf Simulator, Yard Games, Arts & Crafts. In the evening kick back on blanket and enjoy a Movie in the Park (Monsters University) and S’mores by the Camp Fire sponsored by Girls Scouts of NC Coastal Pines & their “Thanks-A-Lot” cookies. Concession Stand will be open all day and evening. Unlimited Play armbands $8 each. For more information call 252.222.5858 100 McQueen Ave. Newport.

April 26: “Run Whatcha Brung Boat Poker Run”- Location: Jack's Waterfront Bar (513 Evans Street, Morehead City Waterfront). Registration Friday and Poker Run Saturday. Call for details- 252-515-0301. (date changed from April 19th because of projected weather conditions)
For all programs and events offered at our major attractions, please visit individual websites:


North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores: www.ncaquariums.com (252-247-4003)
North Carolina Maritime Museum: www.ncmaritimemuseum.org (252-728-7317)
Beaufort Historic Site: www.beauforthistoricsite.org (252-728-5225)
Fort Macon State Park: http://ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/foma/main.php (252-726-3775)
The History Place: www.thehistoryplace.org (252-247-7533) Core Sound Waterfowl Museum: www.coresound.com (252-728-1500)
Cape Lookout National Seashore: www.nps.gov/calo (252-728-2250)

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Tarboro's Spring Garden Symposium

Date(s): 5/10/2014

8:30-5 PM

Calvary Episcopal Church 411 E. Church Street



The 2014 Blount-Bridgers Garden Symposium will take place Saturday, May 10th, from 8:30-5 PM at Calvary Episcopal Church, 411 E. Church St.

2 speakers: Dean Norton, Director of Horticulture at Mt. Vernon, VA and Lisa Ziegler, Commercial cut-flower farmer and author.

Vendors, luncheon in the Calvary Churchyard, tour of area gardens with artists, and afternoon tea in the Blount-Bridgers gardens.

$60 full day, $40 morning or afternoon. $70 and $50 day of the event.
Ticket information www.edgecombearts.org, 252-823-4159 or Candis Owens, 252-823-5770.

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American Teacher- Free Film screening launches Moral Movies series

Date(s): 4/29/2014

7pm

ECU Mendenhall Student Center, Hendrix Theater Greenville NC


American Teacher follows the lives and careers of four teachers and offers an opportunity to spotlight teacher pay and public education in NC. This free screening of American Teacher launches Moral Movies, a four month series of award-winning films that will jump start community dialogue and action on social, economic, and environmental issues relevant to the state.
Andy Myers
Working Films
910-342-9000

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Child Abuse Prevention Month

Date(s): 4/11/2014

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Because Someone Cared – Child Abuse Prevention Month

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At the April 7, 2014, Dare County Board of Commissioners Meeting, the Board of Commissioners issued a Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation. The proclamation establishes April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Dare County and calls upon all citizens, community agencies, faith groups, medical facilities, elected leaders and businesses to increase their participation in our efforts to support families, thereby preventing child abuse and strengthening the communities in which we live.

A special display, “Because Someone Cared”, will be moved to various locations throughout the county the month of April to raise awareness about the important role each community member plays in protecting children and strengthening families. The display represents the 362 children in Dare County who received protective services through the Department of Social Services in 2013. This project is made possible by the Dare County Department of Social Services, Children and Youth Partnership and other collaborating agencies and organizations that work together throughout the year to make our community a safer and healthier place for children and families.

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The display can be seen at the following locations:

In Kill Devil Hills on the corner of Croatan Highway and 8th Street (April 1 – April 11)

On Hatteras Island at Spa Koru in Avon (April 11-April 21)

In Manteo at the Dare County Alternative School (April 21 – April 30)
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The Status of Education in North Carolina: the impact of the state’s budget cuts on PreK-12 education.

Date(s): 4/28/2014

7:00 p.m.

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The Status of Education in North Carolina: the impact of the state’s budget cuts on PreK-12 education.

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Monday, April 28, 7:00 p.m. First Flight High School Auditorium.

Dr. June Atkinson NC State Superintendent of Public Instructions will be the speaker.

Dr. June Atkinson

June St. Clair Atkinson is the first woman elected State Superintendent of the Public Schools of North Carolina and has served in this StateBoardSealposition since August 2005. Dr. Atkinson is directing the groundbreaking Accountability and Curriculum Reform Effort (ACRE) initiative to revitalize the state’s curriculum and accountability programs. North Carolina’s landmark Race to the Top Grant is helping support this work in addition to several other key reform initiatives such as transforming low-performing schools. Dr. Atkinson also is focused on ensuring students have the opportunity to learn the technical skills that are important in today’s global economy. Thanks to partnerships with numerous corporations, North Carolina is able to advance the skills of both teachers and students, as well as transform learning, and ultimately student achievement.

As State Superintendent, Dr. Atkinson oversees almost 1.5 million students in over 2,500 public schools. She has more than 35 years of experience in education. During her career, she has served as a chief consultant and director in the areas of business education, career and technical education, and instructional services within the NCDPI. A former business education teacher, Dr. Atkinson has been involved in instruction and curriculum development throughout her career.


BUDGET & FINANCIAL Board of Education

FY 2013-14 Budget Information
•Summary of Special Provisions
(pdf, 122kb) LAST UPDATED: AUGUST 12, 2013
•Comparison of the 2013-14 Proposed Budgets
(xls, 107kb) LAST UPDATED: JULY 30, 2013
•Impact of Conference Budget on Major Allotments by LEA
(xls, 415kb) LAST UPDATED: JULY 24, 2013
•Comparison of the 2013-14 Proposed Budgets
(xls, 107kb) LAST UPDATED: JULY 30, 2013
•Senate and House Special Provisions
(doc, 95kb) LAST UPDATED: JUNE 14, 2013
•Summary of Senate Bill 402
(pdf, 67kb) POSTED 5/22/13

Highlights of the NC Public School Budget
A report that presents charts and tables which describe how state and federal funds are distributed to North Carolina’s Public Schools. It also reviews the growth in average daily membership (ADM), the ABC’s Financial Flexibility, and the effect of Charter Schools.



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Cosponsors

The League of Women Voters, Dare Education Foundation, the Dare Literacy Council, the Dare County North Carolina Retired School Personnel Association, and the Delta Zeta chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma


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The 22nd Kinston/Lenoir County National Day of Prayer

Date(s): 5/1/2014

12:00 Noon

Kinston/Lenoir County Courthouse Steps


The 22nd Kinston/Lenoir County National Day of Prayer at the Courthouse Steps will be held at 12:00 Noon, Thursday May 1st. Come celebrate the theme of Unity. For details, contact Pastor Sherri Ezzelle at sherri@groundbreakersministries.net or Min. Evelyn Dove at evdove03@yahoo.com.

www.ndptf.org
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North Carolina's Crystal Coast - Weekly Calendar of Events

Date(s): 4/17/2014

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April 17: “Paint with Help” Class- The Artestry Hideaway, 129 Middle Lane in downtown Beaufort. Are you working on a painting at home and need some guidance? Do you need advice on how to shade, how to add depth, how to add motion or add texture? Whatever you need we have an expert artist that will help you fix it, and guide you through it. Bring what you are working on along with your paints & brushes and our expert artist Gwen Jordan will help you along the way. To register call 919-244-7354.

April 18, 19: Run Whatcha Brung Boat Poker Run- Location: Jack's Waterfront Bar (513 Evans Street, Morehead City Waterfront). Registration Friday and Poker Run Saturday. Call for details- 252-515-0301.

April 19: Earth Day Celebration- Location: Fort Macon State Park, Atlantic Beach, Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. All activities take place at the Coastal Education and Visitor Center, located at Fort Macon State Park. Sponsors display prod-ucts and facilitate programs that focus on creating and sustaining a clean and healthy planet. Each booth provides hands-on, engaging activities for youth and adults, alike! Music, live animals, and fun activities showcase to participants how easy and important it is to care for the land, animals, air and water in beautiful Carteret County and beyond. Come out and see what local agencies are doing to help, and how you can join in, to keep our local environment healthy! Call 252-728-2250 or 252-726-3775 for more information.

April 19: Easter Egg Hunt on the Beaufort Historic Grounds- 11 am, Beaufort Historic Site (100 Block Turner Street) Children ages seven and younger are welcome to join the fun. Prizes, refreshments and lots of eggs - it's all free - just bring a basket! 252-728-5225

April 19: Kids Decoy Carving & Painting- Throughout the year, the third Saturday of most months you will find Decoy Guild members working with budding decoy carvers and painters at the Guild workshop. Youngsters from ages 7 to 15 gather to learn how to carve and paint ducks and shorebirds. Pre-registration is required. call Bob Sebecke at 252-269-2088. You may also call the Core Sound Decoy Guild building (1574 Harkers Island Road) on the Thursday prior to the third Saturday between 9am and 1pm at 252-838-8818.

April 19: Women’s Veterans of NC Car, Truck & Bike Show- Tobacco Road Cruisers presents the Women Veterans of Coastal NC Car, Truck & Bike Show sponsored by Mac Daddy's (130 Golfin Dolphin Drive, Cape Carteret, 252-393-6565) from 9 am to 3 pm. Top 40, 10 Specialty Trophies, Best in Show, Best Paint, Best Motor, Ladies' Choice, Sponsor's Choice, Best Exhaust, Best Antique, Best Display, Club Participation. All proceeds to the Women Veterans of Coastal NC. 50/50 Drawing.

April 19: Easter Egg Hunt and Family 1 Mile Walk/Fun Run- Our Annual Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Rotary Park located at 2200 Mayberry Loop Road in Morehead City. The egg hunt activity areas are divided into three sections by the following age groups: 4 & under, 5-8, and 9-12. NO PETS PLEASE!

Following the Egg Hunt, bring the whole family to walk and/or run on the Rotary Park-O’Neal Field exercise trail. The 1 Mile Walk/Fun Run will begin at 10:00 a.m. and MCPRD staff will direct participants on the 1 mile course. This inaugural event promotes family wellness and pre-registration is not required for this event. Each family that completes the 1 mile circuit will receive a family prize pack. NO PETS PLEASE!

April 19: Bark for Art- Join the fun and help support animals in need at the Carteret County Humane Society. Saturday, April 19 from 11 am - 2 pm at the City Park (Beside the Train Depot in Morehead City). Easter biscuit (egg) hunt for dogs at 11 am & 1 pm, enjoy food and games for the kids, raffle tickets available for donated prizes, vote for your favorite artist, shelter pets will be available for adoption, arts and crafts vendors. For more information, contact Mary Metzler, 252-723-0319.

April 19: Plein Air Art on the Morehead City Waterfront- Saturday, April 19th from 10 am - 5 pm. Location: Morehead City Waterfront around the new BIG ROCK FOUNTAIN. View artists painting outdoors in all mediums (oils, acrylics, pastels & watercolor). Paintings sold on the spot! Call 252- 240-1979 for more information. Sponsored by Arts & Things in Morehead City.

April 19: Community-Wide Easter Egg Hunt– 10:30 am at Newport Town Park, Newport. Egg hunt, food, games & prizes! Call 252-223-4210 for more information.

April 20: Sunday Brunch with the Dolphins Cruise- Climb aboard the Crystal Coast Lady departing from the Beaufort waterfront for a fully narrated tour cruise along the calm inland waters, Includes a tantalizing feast & complimentary mimosa (for passengers over 21). Adults- $30, Children 3-11- $20 & children 2 and under- free. Call 252-728-8687 for more information.

Happy Easter from the Crystal Coast
For all programs and events offered at our major attractions, please visit individual websites:

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores: www.ncaquariums.com (252-247-4003)
North Carolina Maritime Museum: www.ncmaritimemuseum.org (252-728-7317)
Beaufort Historic Site: www.beauforthistoricsite.org (252-728-5225)
Fort Macon State Park: http://ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/foma/main.php (252-726-3775)
The History Place: www.thehistoryplace.org (252-247-7533) Core Sound Waterfowl Museum: www.coresound.com (252-728-1500)
Cape Lookout National Seashore: www.nps.gov/calo (252-728-2250)

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16th Annual Black Creek Heritage Day Festival

Date(s): 10/10/2014

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Town of Black Creek
The event will have art, crafts and food vendors, non-profit organizations, live entertainment, inflatable's, hay-rides, classic car and antique tractor show, demonstrators of yesteryear, local schools art displays and more. All profits are placed back into our community, over the years we have purchased playground equipment, sound equipment, beaches, banners, planters, plants to name a few.

Supporting us helps us show our citizens another way of life.

The event is Free to the public.
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Music, Art, Dancing, Walking and so much more....Chowan County Tourism Development Authority "Events"

Date(s): 4/25/2014

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Easels in the Gardens
Friday and Saturday - April 25 and 26
1 - 5 pm - Tickets $25 in advance / $30 day of - tickets good for both days,
Garden Party with Artists on Saturday Evening from 5 - 7 pm 252-339-121
Purchase Tickets at: Easels in the Gardens

Boogie on Broad
Friday Evening - April 25 - 7 - 10 pm on South Broad with The Embers -
Free Family Event



"CAC Has Gone to Pot" - April 25 and 26- Decorative Pot Sale
Friday and Saturday - 11 am until closing - 252-482-8005

Rocky Hock Opry - April 25 and 26
Friday and Saturday - Tickets $10; Swain Auditorium 7:00 pm
Call and Purchase Tickets: 252-340-3438

Kiwanis 5K Run/Walk - April 26
Saturday - 9 am USTAF certified course through historic neighborhoods in Edenton - benefit local Kiwanis scholarships. Register online at: Kiwanis 5K
$25 for adults ad $17 for youth under 18. Race day register at Historic Edenton State Historic Site

Albemarle Chorale Spring Concert - The Mass
Sunday, April 27 - 4 pm at the Methodist Church


Chowan County Tourism Development Authority
101 West Water street
Edenton, NC 27932
800-775-0111/252-482-0300

800-775-0111/252-482-0300

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Eastern Antique Power Association Show

Date(s): 5/10/2014

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Bear Creek Rd, Chocowinity, NC


Antique Tractor and Farm Equipment show
252 944 5233 Terry Beasley

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Community Fair and Sport Expo

Date(s): 5/3/2014

9:00 AM till 2:00 PM

White Oak Church of God, 5054 Hwy 24, Newport, NC, 28570


"Community Fair and Sport Expo" we will feature a variety of vendors and crafters. We are also having a Fish Fry along with concessions and homemade baked goods too! Admission is free and everyone in the community is welcome. Some of the fun includes: Crafts for kids, cake walk, face painting, clowns and balloons, bounce house, sack races, and way more. The Carteret Fire Department and American Red Cross will be there offering their support! It will be lots of family fun, food and business building!

If you need more information please call or email!
Thank you so much
White oak Church of God, Julia Franklin (Pastors Wife), Christian Loughridge (Secretary), juliafranklin2483@yahoo.com, christianfranklin6714@gmail.com, Phone: 252-393-8484, Fax: 252-393-2748

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NEW BERN NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

Date(s): 5/1/2014

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

New Bern- Union Point Park Gazebo


New Bern Prays - a gathering on National Day of Prayer praying for our military, city leaders, county leaders, church, youth, education, family, public safety, media, businesses, etc. A Prayer, Praise and Worship Experience
Tharesa Lee, Coordinator
2523496212 or www.newbernprays.com

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Alive at Five Concerts Move to Jaycee Park

Date(s): 5/2/2014

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Alive at Five Concerts Move to Jaycee Park


Starting on Friday, May 2nd, the Alive at Five free concert series will move its location to Jaycee Park, 807 Shepard St. on the Morehead City waterfront. Tom Kies, executive director of the Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association (DMCRA) said, “We’re going to try something a little different this summer. We loved having the concerts at Katherine Davis Park but it was always a logistical challenge. Jaycee Park has a stage, bathrooms and power and it’s an absolutely beautiful waterfront location. Just like in past years, the Alive at Five concerts are free and family-friendly.”

Dependable Taxi will be the first band to play, on Friday, May 2, from 5pm to 8pm at Jaycee Park. Dependable Taxi is made of up local, long-time musicians who are amassing a large, loyal following. Rob Blackwell on vocals and guitar, Andy Wright on drums and vocals, Mark Hibbs on guitar, Timmie Raynor III on bass and Will Weltman on keyboards specialize in ‘soulful rock’ and in getting a crowd on their feet and dancing.

North Carolina native, Emily Minor will be the headlining act at the second Alive at Five Concert taking place on Friday, June 6th. Known as the fresh new face of country, Ms. Minor first grabbed attention when she was in the top fifty finalists of Fox’s hit series, American Idol. She’s currently living in Nashville where she’s writing and recording music. Emily Minor’s self-titled EP is a lively collection of convincing stories, undeniable emotions and astounding vocals that is as honest and lovable as Ms. Minor is herself. Having written four out of the six recorded songs, Ms. Minor is quickly catching the interest of new listeners and impressing significant members of the music industry.

Then, on Thursday, June 19th, Spare Change rocks the waterfront. Spare Change, based in LaGrange, NC got their start in 2002 as a 4 piece group made up of friends. Traveling throughout the southeast, Spare Change has grown into one of the most sought after bands in the market. Playing Rock, Country, Beach, Funk, Rap and Classic Rock, Spare Change is always a crowd pleasing hit.

Liquid Pleasure comes to Alive at Five on Thursday, July 3rd. The Liquid Pleasure band has been playing for over twenty years and has toured with Hootie and the Blowfish and REM. They’ve been paired with Chuck Berry, Eddie Floyd and Ben E. King and then later with Whitney Houston, the Four Tops, the Temptations and Aretha Franklin. Liquid Pleasure performed at President Bill Clinton’s Inaugural Ball as well as President George W. Bush and for events for the Ravens football team as well as the Panthers and the Hornets. Liquid Pleasure will get you dancing with their extensive song list encompassing Beach Music, Rock, Top 40, Motown and all the standards that crowds love. For more information go to the band’s website www.liquidpleasureband.com.

Then performing on Thursday, July 17th, the Mikele Buck band, an Eastern North Carolina based band that was formed in 2003 by lead singer/songwriter Mikele Buck. The Mikele Buck band has shared the stage with such nationally renowned acts as Aaron Tippin, Joe Nichols, Jeff Bates, Trent Tomlinson, Bucky Covington, and most recently Jason Aldean.

On Friday, August 1st, Band of Oz returns to take the Morehead City waterfront by storm.
The Band of Oz was originally formed in 1967 as a part-time band playing fraternity parties and high school proms all over the South. In 1977 the band went on the road full time. Since that time the band has made an exceptional name for itself throughout the Southeast by playing the top clubs and corporate parties and getting excellent reviews along the way. For several years the group has been a guest on most of the major beach concerts in the Carolinas, Virginia and Georgia.

The band recorded their first song, Shaggin’, in 1978. It has become a beach classic. In 1982 at the Beach Music Awards, the Band of Oz was presented with an award for Best Group and one of their songs, Ocean Boulevard, was voted Best Beach Record of that year. In 1984 the band released Keep Keeping It Up, their first album. One More Step, their second album, was released in the summer of 1989. 1995 brought the release of the band’s third album, Let It Roll, one of the most successful beach music records of all time.

At the 1995 Cammy Awards, Let It Roll took album of the year and Shama Lama Ding Dong was named song of the year. The band also walked away with Group of the Year. At the 1996 awards, the band took home awards for Best Ballad and Best Live Recording. The Band of Oz again received an award for Best Group and was inducted into the Beach Music Hall of Fame at the 1997 Cammy Awards.

Then Jupiter Jones kicks off the Labor Day weekend. Jupiter Jones, a five piece band that won Best Band by Greenville’s Mixer Magazine three years in a row, will rock the downtown Morehead City waterfront on Friday, August 29th. Jupiter Jones is comprised of experienced, multi-talented former members of other local bands like Spare Change and the Victor Hudson Band. They play an entertaining mixture of rock, country, beach, 80’s, 90’s and dance music from the oldies up to today’s hottest hits. The band makes good use of violin, guitar and keyboards along with both female and male lead singers.

The Alive at Five concerts are sponsored by R. A. Jeffrey’s and Bud Light, the Boathouse at Front Street Village, Collins, Inc. at Front Street Village, Crystal Coast Boats, Bob 93.3, WRNS 95.1, Wells Fargo, Twice the Ice, Potash Corp of Aurora, Chalk and Gibbs Insurance, Portside Marina, Sound Bank, Starling Marine, Trident Funding and Coastal Press. The concerts are hosted by the Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association (DMCRA). Beverages will be available, no coolers allowed.

The DMCRA is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring Morehead City to a vibrant economic, cultural, historic, social and recreational center. In conjunction with the City of Morehead, the DMCRA stages the Morehead City July 4th Fireworks program as well as the Christmas parade and the Crystal Coast Boat Show. For more information about Alive at Five or any other activities call 808-0440 or go to www.downtownmoreheadcity.com.



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Beaufort County Arts Council presents Beaufort County Choral Society Spring Song

Date(s): 5/2/2014

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Turnage Theater 150 West Main Street Washington, NC St. Thomas Episcopal Church Bath, NC


May 2, 2014 - 7:30 pm Free Admission

May 4, 2014 - 3:00 pm Free Admission
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One Voice! One Prayer! One Night! 100 Pastors

Date(s): 4/25/2014

7:00 pm

Word of God Christian Center, 3650 Neuse Blvd., New Bern


The Gathering of 100 Pastors praying for the nations, its people, its communities that they will be transformed and once again filled with hope.
Tharesa Lee
252-349-6212

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HOLY WEEK ACTIVITIES 2014

Date(s): 4/13/2014

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Elm Grove OFW Baptist Church, 5403 Weyerhaeuser Road, Ayden, NC


HOLY WEEK ACTIVITIES
2014



PALM SUNDAY APRIL 13

APRIL 16 WEDNESDY NIGHT SPECIAL ADULT CHOIR

THURSDAY APRIL 17 SPECIAL EASTER MEAL AT 6PM SERVICES 7PM

FRIDAY APRIL 18 GOOD FRIDAY SEVICES 7PM

SATURDAY APRIL 19 EASTER EGG HUNT AT 10:30AM WITH HOT DOG LUNCH

SUNDAY APRIL 20 EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE AT 6:25AM

FOLLOWED BY BREAKFAST -- THEN SUNDAY SCHOOL AT 9AM AND MORNING WORSHIP AT 10AM
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Beach Klub Announces 2014 Concert Series

Date(s): 5/10/2014

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Beach Klub Announces 2014 Concert Series

Koru Village’s Beach Klub will open on May 10 with a full summer schedule, including the Beach Klub’s Music by the Beach Concert Series.

The venue will bring a variety of genres to Cape Hatteras, some musicians visiting the island for the first time and others returning to play at the Beach Klub’s PapaWack Theatre for their third year in a row.

"I am so glad Carbon Leaf will be playing down at Koru Village’s Beach Klub in Avon this summer! Vibe is everything, and when we think Koru provides the right natural ambience and environment without detracting from it. The Beach Klub is the perfect beach setting for a concert, and will be a great nightcap to the End of Summer 2014," said, Barry Privett of Carbon Leaf.

Beach Klub’s Concert Series:

May 30- Rock the Cape- A festival to benefit the Dare County Arts Council featuring Southern Culture on the Skids, Cashmere Jungle Lords, Eddy & The Rip Tides, and the Community Music School
June 12- Spiritual Rez
June 19- Badfish- A Tribute To Sublime
June 26- Holy Ghost Tent Revival
July 4- Live Music & Fireworks at the Avon Fishing Pier
July 10- On The Border- The Ultimate Eagles Tribute
July 17- The Original Wailers
July 24- Hackensaw Boys
July 31- Band of Oz
August 7- Alchemystics
August 14- Proverbial
August 21- Carbon Leaf
August 28- The Embers featuring Craig Woolard

Tickets are available now at brownpapertickets.com and will be available at Koru Village by the end of April.
“The Embers are looking forward to another fantastic trip to Koru’s Beach Klub this summer. This year we will be returning to Hatteras Island featuring long time lead vocalist and sax player sensation, Craig Woolard back in our lineup! See you then,” said Bobby Tomlinson of The Embers.

The Beach Klub hosts two other weekly summer events, The Avon Luau and Teen Night. On Tuesdays, The Avon Luau will feature live music, fire dancers, traditional island food, and drinks. Children are welcome to swim in the pool with live mermaids at Tuesday’s Luau too. On Wednesdays, Teen Night features live DJ music, games, snacks, and more.
For more information, visit KoruVillage.com or call 252 995 3125.

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Easels in the Gardens and on porches too!

Date(s): 4/25/2014

1 – 5 pm

Edenton, NC
Easels in the Gardens
and on porches too!

Edenton, NC – The month of April brings with it lovely spring weather and some of the most beautiful blooms throughout the town and county for all to enjoy. The Pilgrimage of Historic Homes has taken place on odd years since 1946 and with it being such a wonderful event, it finally occurred to the Cupola House Association to showcase their beloved gardens on the even numbered years with the first Easels in the Gardens event taking place in April of 2012.

Artists, Music and Gardens in the spring are the ingredients for making this weekend one not to be missed on April 25 – 26, 2014 from 1 – 5 pm. The combination of beautiful gardens, a wide array of wonderful artists demonstrating their beloved Plein Air work and strolling musicians creates an ambience beyond compare. There will also be 3 – 4 workshops each afternoon related to gardening whether planting, pruning or clipping to floral design and outdoor entertaining. As you walk the walk from garden to garden, make sure to see what is taking place on the porches as an added delight.

This year’s event brings over 28 in all and several out of the area artists in addition to our many locals from Edenton, Elizabeth City, Roanoke Rapids, Colerain, Aulander, Windsor and Pebbie Mott from Murphy, NC. Joining us from Hampton Roads, VA will be Kathy Bockelman - Chesapeake, Mary Christie - Suffolk, and Elizabeth McGinn – Norfolk. Adding a few more NC well-knowns will be Sue Morris and Barbara Gernat from the Outer Banks along with Ann Neely and Shade Maret from Raleigh.

Don’t miss the Family-Friendly Street Dance on South Broad on Friday, April 25th from 7 – 10 pm. Come Boogie to The Embers, widely considered a musical MARVEL, this band is responsible for laying the groundwork for Beach Music in the Carolinas, Virginia, the gulf coast region of North America and every beach in between.

A special Saturday evening gathering in the Cupola House Gardens from 5 – 7 pm with complimentary unique foods and decorations, music by Wayne James and select beverages will be a great way to view and purchase the art that has been created over the weekend. So whether you are heading off to a dinner or a wedding party, plan on spending from 5 – 7 pm to look at the beautiful art – a wonderful way to end a perfect spring weekend in Edenton.

To find out more about this event or purchase tickets go to cupolahouse.org/easels or call 252-339-1321.

252-339-1321

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COLUMBUS SHIPS PINTA AND NINA TO LAND IN MOREHEAD CITY

Date(s): 4/25/2014

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Morehead City, NC


COLUMBUS SHIPS PINTA AND NINA TO LAND IN MOREHEAD CITY


Morehead City, NC.—On Friday April 25th, the ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ Ships, will open in Morehead City. The ships will be docked at the Sanitary Fish Restaurant, 501 Evans St., until their departure early Monday morning May 5th.
The ‘Nina’ was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine called the ship “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.” The “Pinta” was recently built in Brazil to accompany the Nina on all of her travels. She is a larger version of the archetypal caravel. Historians consider the caravel the Space Shuttle of the fifteenth century.
Both ships tour together as a new and enhanced ‘sailing museum’ for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the ‘caravel’, a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the world.
While in port, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk-aboard, self-guided tour. Admission charges are $8.00 for adults, $ 7.00 for seniors, and $6.00 for students 5 - 16. Children 4 and under are Free. The ships are open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. No reservations necessary.
Teachers or organizations wishing to schedule a 30 minute guided tour with a crew member should call 1 787 672 2152 or email columfnd1492@gmail.com . Minimum of 15. $5.00 per person. No Maximum. Visit our website at www.thenina.com
The ships arrive on Thursday April 24th, and there will be a private viewing of the ships for the media after docking.
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Carolina Grass Bluegrass

Date(s): 5/3/2014

7pm

Nash Arts 100 E. Washington Street Nashville, NC 27856


Live Music
Shelly F. Gray, 252-459-4734, Shelly@nasharts.org

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Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor

Date(s): 5/29/2014

7:30pm

Nash Arts 100 E. Washington Street Nashville, NC 27856


A play. Adapted & Directed by James Singleton

May 29th, 30th, & 31st; June 5th, 6th, & 7th @7:30pm
Shelly Gray, 252-459-4734, Shelly@nasharts.org

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A Time For Science Nature and Science Learning Center Schedule of Events for April 2014

Date(s): 4/4/2014

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A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center (ATFS) is located off Highway 11 between Ayden and Grifton in Contentnea Creek Estates. The physical address is 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton NC 28530.


A Time For Science
Nature and Science Learning Center
Schedule of Events for April, 2014

A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center (ATFS) is located off Highway 11 between Ayden and Grifton in Contentnea Creek Estates. The physical address is 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton NC 28530.


Follow the website and newsletter regularly for possible additions or other updates to this schedule. For weather dependent activities (such as star parties, etc.), check the website for possible cancellations before leaving home.

Each Saturday in April (Apr 5, 12, 19, & 26)
On the Trail to Fitness
10:00 am to 2:00 pm Cost - $2.00 / participant
Combine your exercise program with a connection to Nature. Walk or run along the One-Mile Fitness Trail around four lovely ponds and workout at the 10 fitness stations. Or simply amble along the trail for a pleasant Saturday walk. For planning purposes please register by the day before.

April 4
Statewide Star Party: “Under a Carolina Moon”
6:00 pm till --- Cost – No Charge
A North Carolina Science Festival Event
Join with A Time For Science Nature and Science Learning Center and the Carolina Skies Astronomy Club to view the night sky and a waxing crescent Moon. A variety of telescopes will be available for viewing and later a guided tour of the spring constellations will be presented. Come early (around 6:00 pm) to: stroll the Solar System; Make “craters on the moon”; Spot Sunspots; Learn about phases of the moon and about lunar eclipses -- and more. Please register by April 3. Rain date April 5.

April 5
Two Bird Walks “This is for the birds”
6:30 am for the serious birders Cost – No Charge
9:30 am for groups, families and beginners.
A North Carolina Science Festival Event
ECU graduate student Sean Gough will lead birders through the various habitats to view the fine feathered residents of the Bray Hollow Conservancy. For planning purposes, please advanced on-line notice of your intention to attend either of these activities through website registration or by leaving a phone message.

April 5
Martin County KidsFest Location -- Bob Martin Agricultural Center, Williamston, NC
10:00 am to 1:00 pm Cost – No Charge
Visit the A Time For Science exhibit at KidFest 2014 for a stimulating experience for your preschooler that you can learn to duplicate at home.

April 8
Earth Day Expo at ECU Location -- ECU outside of Howell Biology Building.
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Cost – No Charge
A North Carolina Science Festival Event
ATFS will be among the exhibitors at the Earth Day Expo conducted by ECU’s Center for Biodiversity. Learn about “The Great Sunflower Project” and plant a sunflower to take home. This is a Citizen Science project that is helping scientists study the bee population problems.

April 12
Besides and “On the Trail to Fitness”
1. SOLAR QUEST at Pirate Fest Location -- Downtown Greenville at the Tipsy Teapot
10:00 am -- 5:00 pm at approx. ½ hour intervals Cost - $3.00
A North Carolina Science Festival Event
See the début of ATFS’s planetarium with the showing of SOLAR QUEST, a fulldome planetarium short feature that demonstrates how the Sun and Earth are interconnected and that we are "Living with a Star.” Visit the booth at Pirate Fest to learn more about A Time For Science.
2. Second Saturday Family Fun Day
9:00 am to 11:00 am Cost - $5.00 adult $3.00 child
Take a guided spring-time walk along one of the Conservancy trails then become engaged in a nature craft. Please register by April 11.
3. “Lookiting” at the Birds Location – Sylvan Heights Bird Park in Scotland Neck, NC
10:00 am -- 3:00 pm Cost – No Charge after admission to the park
A North Carolina Science Festival Event
Spend time “Lookiting” (observing) the many colors and hues that make our fine feathered friends such objects of beauty. Increase the fun of your tour at Sylvan Heights Park as you look for colored feathers that match the colors of the spectrum. Keep a record of your finds and show it at the end of your tour for a Certificate of Participation.

April 19
Global Youth Service Day
10:00 am -- 3:00 pm Cost – No Charge
Organized by Love A Sea Turtle Foundation, join with employees of Sheetz Convenience Stores in a clean-up of Little Contentnea and Contentnea Creeks. You MUST register on line for this event by April 16.

April 22
Earth Day - Every Day - All Day
6:30 am -- 6:00 pm Cost - $10.00 per car
Activities will be going on all day long. See the website for details. Car-pool with a group, bring a picnic and stay all day. Start early with both bird and frog walks. Learn to take care of your organic garden with biochar and take home some recipes for fresh produce therefrom. Take an afternoon meditation walk and/or a stroll through the Solar System. Build a “worm hotel” watch a film about the “Father of Wild-life Biology” and walk where the deer roam.

April 28
Fourth Monday Family Night Location - Chick-Fil-A Winterville
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm Cost – No Charge
Activity to be announced.
For information or for registrations contact ATFS through the website (www.atimeforscience.org), through email at (atfs@atimeforscience.org), or by phone at 252-746-4470.

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St. James UMC 22nd Annual Spring Fling

Date(s): 4/26/2014

6:30am

2000 E. 6th. St., Greenville (behind Wilkerson's Funeral Home)


6:30am - noon: Massive Yard Sale, Plant Sale, Unique Boutique, Breakfast

8am - 1pm: Bake Sale and Craft Bazaar

11am - 1pm: BBQ Chicken Lunch (Call for Tickets)

5pm - until: Live Auction

Proceeds will benefit the following local charities:
Greenville Community Shelters
Building Hope Community Life Center
Operation Sunshine

252-752-6154. www.stjconnect.org
Amy Ellis, 252-916-9199

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NC Beer Month

Date(s): 4/5/2014

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Edenton, NC


NC Beer Month


Edenton, NC - Make your own history in “one of America’s prettiest towns” as recognized by Forbes.com while celebrating NC Beer Month. History, Beauty and Charm will highlight your visit as you walk in the footsteps of your colonial forefathers for tastings, learning and experiencing some of North Carolina’s finest brews. National Historic Landmarks with outstanding architecture nestled along the Albemarle Sound will be your spring-time setting for tours, gardens, art, and music. After a paddle along the creeks, touring or shopping, a refreshment stop along Broad and Water Streets at 309 Bistro, Waterman’s Grill or on the Edenton Bay Trading Patio for one of NC’s favorite craft beers will be the best way to end a perfect day. So if NC Beer, NC Peanuts and NC River Lighthouses are among some of the things you enjoy most, we invite you to make Edenton a visit decision especially during the month of April.

Saturday, April 5 and 12, 2014
Taverns and Trollies
In Celebration of NC Beer Month:
"Step onboard the Edenton Trolley and explore Colonial America's connection to beer and drinking culture. See former sites of Taverns and the role they played in Edenton and its people. While touring stop at historical locales and taste some of the present day craft brews of our great State." Trolley Torus leave from the Penelope Barker House Welcome Center, 505 South Broad Street, at 3:30 pm and a cost of $10.

Saturday, April 5, 2014
Brews on the Bay at Edenton Bay Trading Company
Come and join us for an Edenton Bay Tasting Festival of North Carolina Craft Beers, represented by 10 NC Breweries, 30 + Beers, and a "Cask Conditioned Ale" from the Duck Rabbit Brewery. Enjoy a real North Carolina Pig Pickin’ by the “Brews Brothers” with all the fixins’ and Ms. Leslie’s Famous Banana Pudding! And don’t forget your dancin’ shoes! – “Out ‘N the Cold” will be playin’ up a storm with their classic rock sounds with that bluegrass twang! Tickets available at Edenton Bay Trading Company, 113 West Water Street – 5 – 9 pm; $50 (designated driver tickets are $40), all major credit cards accepted; 252-482-4045.

Friday, April 25, 2014
Boogie on Broad with the Embers
“Don’t miss this Family-Friendly Street Dance on South Broad! Come Boogie to The Embers, widely considered a musical MARVEL, the band is responsible for laying the groundwork for Beach Music in the Carolinas, Virginias, the gulf coast region of North America and every beach in between. Held annually, this great event is sponsored by Destination Downtown Edenton and will Celebrate NC Beer Month by offering select NC Craft Beers.” Time of event is 7 – 10 pm; free and contact is 252-333-0655.
Celebrating all Month Long
NC Hometown Flavors come to 309 Bistro & Spirits
An addition of selected NC Brews are offered during the month of April featuring Natty Green’s Southern Pale Yale from Greensboro and Torch Pilsner Hoppyum IPA from Winston-Salem for those that love warm citrusy American hops; Monday 11 am – 2 pm, Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 2 pm and 5 – 9 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am – 9 pm; 309 South Broad Street; 252-482-0997
Edenton Bay Trading Company Patio
A selection of NC Craft Beers from Mystery Brewing, Duck Rabbit, Rail House, Lone Rider, Aviator and Weeping Radish can be enjoyed; Monday – Saturday 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday 12 noon – 5 pm; 113 West Water Street; 252-482-4045
Celebrating NC Beer Month and EARTH DAY at Waterman’s Grill
Waterman’s Grill will feature a selection from Mother Earth Brewing Co. in Kinston, NC beers for only $3 a bottle in addition to their Highland Brewery Beers. Be good to your Mother! Earth Day is April 22nd! Open Monday – Saturday 4:30 pm – until; 427 South Broad Street; 252-482-7733

The celebration of NC Beer Month is in cooperation with the NC Division of Tourism, Film and Sports.
To find out more about the program, please go to www.ncbeermonth.com.

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The Annual Havelock Heritage Blues Festival and Reverse Raffle

Date(s): 4/25/2014

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Havelock Tourist and Event Center
The Havelock-Cherry Point Rotary Club and the Havelock Chamber of Commerce have scheduled the annual Havelock Heritage Blues Festival and Reverse Raffle for 7 p.m. April 25 at the Havelock Tourist and Event Center.

The annual fundraiser includes a steak dinner and music from the Havelock High School Jazz Ensemble and national blues musicians Cool John Ferguson, Captain Luke and Big Ron Hunter. Reverse raffle participants have the chance to win a grand prize of $5,000.

Proceeds go toward the Rotary club’s college scholarship program, the Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust, Polio Plus and other local nonprofit groups as well as the Havelock chamber.

Reverse raffle tickets are $150 each and include admission for two for the concert. The reverse raffle tickets will be drawn during the concert, with the final winner being drawn after the concert.

A limited number of individual dinner and concert tickets will be available for $50 per person and can be purchased in advance at the Havelock Chamber of Commerce, located inside the Havelock Tourist and Event Center.

The evening will begin with dinner at 7 p.m. with music provided by the jazz ensemble. After dinner, Big Ron Hunter, Captain Luke and Cool John Ferguson will take the stage.

Hunter is known as the world’s happiest bluesman. The guitarist and singer has performed in Belgium and at New York’s Lincoln Center as well as at blues festivals throughout the United States.

Captain Luke Mayer has a deep voice and low-key style that has made him popular on various tours in Europe and the United States, as well as at the Capitol Blues Night in Washington, D.C.

Ferguson has been called one of the top five blues guitarists in the world. He began his self-taught journey in the world of blues at age 3, learning to play the guitar backwards, which makes for a unique sound and style.
A cash bar will be available.

For more information on the concert, call the Havelock Chamber of Commerce at 252-447-1101, stop by the chamber office at the tourist center or go online to www.havelockchamber.org.

For more information or to purchase tickets for the reverse raffle, contact Rotary Club members Frank Amato at 252-447-8178, Tim Newton at 252-447-7372, Nate Johnson at 252-675-0686 or Gary Baldree at 252-671-6711.

For more information on the concert, call the Havelock Chamber of Commerce at 252-447-1101, stop by the chamber office at the tourist center or go online to www.havelockchamber.org.

For more information or to purchase tickets for the reverse raffle, contact Rotary Club members Frank Amato at 252-447-8178, Tim Newton at 252-447-7372, Nate Johnson at 252-675-0686 or Gary Baldree at 252-671-6711.


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The OBX Success Job & Career Fair

Date(s): 3/29/2014

10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Jennette's Pier 7223 South Virginia Dare Trail Nags Head, NC 27959
The OBX Success Job & Career Fair will be held 10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Jennette's Pier in Nags Head. This event is sponsored by the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce and the Northeastern North Carolina Workforce Development Board.


Outer Banks businesses are invited to set-up vendor tables, accept applications and resumes on site. Vendor tables are available at just $50 and $75 depending on size and location. There is no admission fee on Saturday for those applying for jobs. To reserve a table, call the Chamber office at (252)441-8144.


The following have already committed to exhibiting at the OBX Success Job & Career Fair 2014.


Outer Banks Hospital - Check our website for current openings. Online applications only but instructions will be provide on how to apply at the fair.


Kellogg Supply Co. & The Cottage Shop - Customer Service Hardware, Customer Service Retail Gifts & Home D?cor; Contractor Sales, Kitchen & Bath Designers and Truck Drivers, Contractor Sales, Kitchen & Bath Designers, Truck Drivers. Computer knowledge preferred for all positions except truck drivers.


The Fresh Market - hiring Assistant Grocery Managers and Specialists, Bakers, Meat Cutters, and Seafood Specialists to staff their store.


Exercise and Healthy Eating - 18 years of age and older sought for Sales & Marketing. No experience needed, training provided. Need access to computer and phone skills required. Upbeat personality.

Village Realty - seasonal housekeepers & inspectors


The Outer Banks Inn & Colonial Inn - front desk agent, housekeeper, room attendant, maintenance assistant. All positions need transportation.


Front Porch Cafe - If you are passionate about coffee, enjoy people, and are interested in working at The Front Porch Cafe we are currently hiring for part time and year round full time positions! We offer health insurance, 401k, paid vacation and free coffee!!


Sanderling Resort - All must be able to work flexible hours including nights, weekends and holidays. Chefs (seasonal and year round) , Seasonal restaurant managers, seasonal serves and bartenders, seasonal hostess, seasonal cooks, seasonal spa coordinators and massage therapists, nail technicians, hair stylists, cosmetologists.


Sunset Grille - Hostess, Wait Staff, Bartenders, Bus Person, Bar Back, Sushi Roller, Kitchen Help


Kitty Hawk Kites - seasonal managers & assistant managers, retail associates, reservationists, hang gliding & kiteboarding instructors, warehouse processors, bartenders & servers. We also have a permanent year round opening for a web director.


Dare County Library - The library has many resources that can help you in every step of your job search; books on resume writing and job interview skills, as well as books on job skills such as telephone skills, customer service, math skills, and computer skills. Computers are available at the library for you to search the web, use our online resources, or type your resume and cover letter. Ask library staff about Cypress Resume, an online resume builder and LearningExpressLibrary, an online resource that helps you practice and master interviewing skills and much more. **please note that the Dare County Library is NOT accepting applications at the Job Fair.

We want job seekers to learn more about the many free resources we have to assist them in their job search.


Seaside Vacations

Maintenance - Seasonal Techs, Fitter Person, Coordinator & Lawn Care

Housekeeping - Cleaners and Inspectors

Must be at least 16 or 17 years of age with work permit to apply for positions


Moneysworth Beach Rentals and Linen Rentals - Office Assistants (answering phones, computers, taking orders and filling); Warehhouse - packing out linens and beach equipment for delivery and assisting with the delivery.


Gray's Outer Banks Lifestyle Clothing Company - Assistant managers, sales associates, stockroom. (Also hiring under age 16)


Dare County Department of Public Health - providing information about the Affordable Care Act. We will not be taking applications for health department or county jobs.


Davis Cleaning of the OBX, Inc. - weekend cottage cleanrers, weekend inspectors, year round full and part time office assistant.


T-Tops Superstore - customer service, cashier, stock, retail experience helpful but will train. All ages welcome to apply as long as students are eligible for work permit. Seasonal Full-Time and Year Round Part-Time.


Tanger Outlets - Retail positions. Must be 18 years of age to apply.

Sun Realty - Seasonal Cleaners and Inspectors

Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream & Espresso Bar - Assistant managers: preparing and serving espresso specialties, ice cream, balancing cash register, customer service skills, managing staff. Must maintain our high cleaning standards, must pass drug test.

Nags Head Golf Links & Players Grille - Servers (must be 21 years of age) for Players Grille; Life Guards, servers, activities, bartender & Snack bar attendant for Village Beach Club.

Sound Feet Shoes - Retail associates, seasonal, part time, full time in Nag Head, Duck, Corolla, Kitty Hawk. Cashier and stock part-time, Nags Head

Dairy Queen - Store Manager to Oversee and manage all areas of restaurant; Shift Leaders - Applicant must be at least 18 years old. Assist in management of store with Store Manager; Hourly crew members : Applicant must be at least 16 years old. Learn to prepare and serve customers Dairy Queen treats and provide excellent customer service

Also on hand to assist those applying with area resources will be the North Carolina Department of Commerce, College of the Albemarle, North Carolina Wesleyan College, and the Northeastern Workforce Development Board.

Jennette's Pier
7223 South Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
Call the Chamber office at (252)441-8144.

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Dover Community Eggstravaganza

Date(s): 4/12/2014

2:00pm

Dover Park
The public is invited to Dover Community Eggstravaganza. April 12, 2014 at 2:00pm. Something for all ages. Egg Hunt, Kickball Games, Food, Fun and Fellowship. Sponsored by All Dover Local Churches.

Donna Kelly 252-521-5724

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Dawn DeAnna Wilson's "Creating Memorable Characters: A Workshop"

Date(s): 4/5/2014

10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Coffee Shack, 168 Beacon Dr. Wintervilee, Nc 28590
The Pen and Paper Lounge presents Author/Artist Dawn Deanna Wilson to Winterville on April 5, 2014 to facilitate Creating Memorable Characters, a hands-on workshop for beginner to intermediate writers (even the secret ones.) Bring a notebook, pen and prepare to create unforgettable characters.
A book signing and readings will immediately follow the workshop Packets of materials will be provided for each participant to use during and after the workshop. Donations accepted to offset printing of packets and other participants' costs, but, all are welcome. Please reserve your seat due to limited seating.
Celest at 252-526-7353, downeastwriter@gmail.com, or visit https://dawn-d-wilson-workshop.eventbrite.com.

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Spring Celebration at Raised In A Barn Farm

Date(s): 4/19/2014

10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

2106 NC Hwy 33 East, Chocowinity, NC 27817
Antique Tractor Show * Hayride to Easter Egg Hunt * Pig Pickin * Baked Goods Egg Decorating Contest * LIVE MUSIC * Handmade Crafts * Vendors
Farm Animals * Goat Cheese Blends * 4H Club Enrollment … and MORE!
Jane Boahn 252-945-6153

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April Highlights Chowan County Tourism Development Authority

Date(s): 4/1/2014

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Historic Edenton State Historic Site 108 North Broad Street
April Highlights
Chowan County Tourism Development Authority

Tourism Highlights April, 2014

In This Issue
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Celebrate April with us!

Make your Own History in
"One of America's Prettiest Towns"*

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Historic Edenton State Historic Site
108 North Broad Street
Open Tuesday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm
252-482-2637
Free admission/Fee for Guided Walking Tours to include the interiors of the Iredell House, St. Paul's and Cupola House
10 am and 2 pm with a two building tour at 4 pm

Welcome Center
Penelope Barker House
505 South Broad Street
Open Daily 10 am - 4 pm
252-482-7800
April
Open as Edenton and Chowan County's Welcome Center offering information, exhibits, restrooms, maps and a book and gift shop. Guided Trolley Tours leaving from this site beginning at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm on Tuesday - Saturday

In Celebration of NC Beer Month during April

309 Bistro & Spirits
NC Hometown Flavors with a selection of Natty Green's southern Pale Yale from Greensboro and Torch Pilsner Hoppyum IPA from Winston-Salem for those that love warm citrusy American hops - 252-482-0997
Edenton Bay Trading Company Patio
A selection of NC Craft Beers from Mystery Brewing, Duck Rabbit, Rail House, Lone Rider, Aviator and Weeping Radish - 252-482-4045
Waterman's Grille
A selection from Mother Earth Brewing Co. in Kinston, NC beers for only $3 a bottle in addition to their Highland Brewery Beers. Be good to your Mother! Earth Day is April 22nd! 252-482-7733

Taverns and Trollies
April 5 and 12
3:30 pm
Tour Cost: $10
252-482-7800
"Step on board the Edenton Trolley from the Penelope Barker House Welcome Center location and explore Colonial America's connection to beer and drinking culture. See former sites of Taverns and the role they played in Edenton and its people.

Brews on the Bay at Edenton Bay
April 5
5 - 9 pm
If you like GREAT Beer, GOOD Food, and FABULOUS Music - A TASTING to REMEMBER! In Celebration, "Out in the Cold" will be performing on the Patio and under the Big Tent. Tickets are available at Edenton Bay Trading, 113 W Water Street or by calling 252-482-4045.

Boogie on Broad with the Embers
April 25
7 - 10 pm
Family-Friendly Street Dance on South Broad with The Embers, widely considered a musical MARVEL; NC Craft Beer will be featured along with other beverages; Free and Open to the Public; Destination Downtown Edenton;
252-333-0655

Scientific Tours of an Eighteenth Century Home
4/4, 4/11
Family Fun Explorers
4/5 - 10 am - 3 pm
252-482-2637
Take a trip back in time as you journey through the science behind an 18th Century home. How did colonial North Carolinians stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer, what technology did they have to prepare their food and light their houses and what other ways did science play into their daily lives? Historic Edenton State Historic Site at 10 am, 2 pm and 4 pm; $1 for adults, $0.25 for children.

Rocky Hock Playhouse
"For God So Loved" by Gloria Emmerich
4/1- 4/15
Dinner Theater at Nixon's Catering Banquet Facility through April 15th, noontime. Call for scheduled dates and ticket pricing, 252-482-4621

Edenton Coffee House
Friday Night Music
4/4 - The Upstart Gentlemen
4/11 - Just in Time
4/18 - Clay Willis
7 pm - no cover charge - musicians play for tips; 252-482-7465

Bayside Marina and Grill on Pembroke Creek
252-482-5343
4/5 - Collins Cast for Bass Tournament 6 am
4/10 - Bayside Open Bass Tournament and every other Thursday at 5:30 pm
4/19 - Bojangles Pro/Am Bass Tournament 6 am

2nd Saturday Yoga
April 12
11:00 am
1767 Chowan County Courthouse Panel Room

Easels in the Gardens and on porches too!
April 25-26
1- 5 pm
Cupola House Garden Party on Saturday Evening 5 - 7 pm
Art, Music, Workshops and Garden Party to benefit the 1758 Cupola House, a National Historic Landmark. Tours of fine gardens lush with beautiful spring
blooms while noteworthy North Carolina and Virginia artists paint interpretations of these horticultural gems en plein air. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 day of for adults and can be ordered on line or by calling 252-339-1329

Rocky Hock Opry Spring Concert
April 25-26
Swain Auditorium - 7:30 pm; $10; 252-340-3438

4th Annual Edenton-Chowan Kiwanis 5K
April 26
Run or Walk throughout Edenton's Historic District
Historic Edenton State Historic Site; 252-482-5482

Albemarle Chorale Spring Concert
April 27
Edenton United Methodist Church at 4 pm

Chowan Arts Council
504 South Broad Street
Open Monday - Friday, 11 am - 4 pm; Saturday - Sunday, 10 am - 2 pm
252-482-8005
4/1 - 4/15
2-man Art Show featuring the art of Fred Saunders and Fen Rascoe
Exhibit Opening and Reception with exhibit running through mid-April

Chowan Golf and Country Club
1101 West Sound Shore Drive
252-482-3606
Waterfront Golfing/Event and Wedding Venue

Canoe, Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals
Edenton Harbor Town Dock
Colonial Park South Broad Street
252-482-2832


Chowan County Tourism Development Authority
101 West Water street
Edenton, NC 27932
800-775-0111/252-482-0300






Shopping, Dining, Staying


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Pirates on the Pungo Regatta

Date(s): 5/16/2014

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Waterfront Downtown Belhaven


15th Annual Pirates on the Pungo Regatta in Belhaven, NC. 3 days packed with Pirate events for kids and adults, sailors and land lovers, pirates and "wanna-be" pirates! New location is in Downtown Belhaven on the waterfront. More info found at www.piratesonpungo.org
Diana Lambeth: 252-944-0005
919-880-1183

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SUNDAY NIGHT SING featuring Made By Mercy Trio

Date(s): 3/30/2014

6:00pm

Westside FWB Church in Kinston 1205 Lynn Drive, Kinston, NC 28504
Come celebrate, praise, and fellowship with the Made By Mercy Trio! You'll be entertained and blessed by this talented Southern Gospel group.
Westside Church
(252) 522-4505

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Gullfest

Date(s): 4/5/2014

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Beaufort County Community College, Washington, N.C.
A spring festival to raise money for Student Government Association activities featuring bands, children's games, over 40 arts and crafts vendors, a car show and food and fun for the entire family
Theresa Edwards, Student Activities Coordinator, at theresae@beaufortccc.edu or 252-940-6217

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Always a Bridesmaid

Date(s): 3/28/2014, 3/29/2014, 3/30/2014, 3/31/2014, 4/1/2014, 4/2/2014, 4/3/2014, 4/4/2014, 4/5/2014, 4/6/2014

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Carteret Community College Joslyn Hall Morehead City NC
Carteret Community Theatre production of a laugh-filled, comedic Southern romp about four beleaguered bridesmaids who navigate the choppy waters of love and matrimony. Adults, $14; children/students, $8. Tickets at Alex and Brett's, Poor Richard's, SoundBank Cape Carteret, or by calling 252-497-8919.
Robert Malone, 252-297-8919, rmalone@ec.rr.com

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Little Swift Creek Vol. Fire Dept. BBQ Fundraiser

Date(s): 3/29/2014

11 a.m. until

4580 Hwy. 17 N, Ernul, NC 28527
Plates are $7.00
Eat in or take out
Drive thru service available
Keul Whitford
919-614-0257

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Koinonia Christian Church Community Gas Giveaway

Date(s): 3/29/2014

8-10 am

Greenville
KCC will sponsor a community gas giveaway at three locations in Greenville, to the first 200 individuals at each location.
Christie James-- 252-341-3906

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Greenville Brushstrokes Clothesline Art Show

Date(s): 4/26/2014

10 a.m.to 4 p.m.

Pitt Co. Historical Society Primitive Baptist Church Firetower Road, Greenville, NC
Our Clothesline Show features local artist paintings done in watercolor, acrylics, oil, or mixed media all of which are original works. There will be an array of framed as well as unframed art all at excellent prices. Art will be displayed in the church as well as hung outside for viewing
. Several of the artist will be on site painting. there will be live music, and a raffle drawing for an awesome watercolor original painting by one of our members, Pete Hickey.
10% of profits go to the Pitt Co. Historical Society. This is a must see and experience show!!!
Dorothy Jensen 252 355 6543
www.greenvillebrushstrokes.com

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CANDIDATES' FORUM

Date(s): 4/8/2014

6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

BAYBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
Citizens Involved In Government, Inc. (CIG) is sponsoring a Candidates' Forum on 04/08/14 from 6 PM - 9 PM at the Pamlico Co. Courthouse. All candidates are invited to participate. This will give the community a chance to test the pulse of the candidates and the candidates a chance to test the pulse of the community. So, come out and listen to the candidates and ask questions you would like answered.
Monica Gibbs, 252 617-3067

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Easels in the Gardens and on porches too!

Date(s): 4/25/2014

1 - 5pm

Edenton, NC


Easels in the Gardens
and on porches too!

Edenton, NC – The month of April brings with it lovely spring weather and some of the most beautiful blooms throughout the town and county for all to enjoy. The Pilgrimage of Historic Homes has taken place on odd years since 1946 and with it being such a wonderful event, it finally occurred to the Cupola House Association to showcase their beloved gardens on the even numbered years with the first Easels in the Gardens event taking place in April of 2012.

Artists, Music and Gardens in the spring are the ingredients for making this weekend one not to be missed on April 25 – 26, 2014 from 1 – 5 pm. The combination of beautiful gardens, a wide array of wonderful artists demonstrating their beloved Plein Air work and strolling violinists creates an ambience beyond compare. There will also be 3 – 4 workshops each afternoon related to gardening whether planting, pruning or clipping to floral design and outdoor entertaining. As you walk the walk from garden to garden, make sure to see what is taking place on the porches as an added delight.

This year’s event brings several out of the area artists in addition to our many locals from Edenton, Elizabeth City, Roanoke Rapids, Colerain, Aulander, Windsor and Pebbie Mott from Murphy, NC. Joining us from Hampton Roads, VA will be Kathy Bockelman - Chesapeake, Mary Christie - Suffolk, and Elizabeth McGinn – Norfolk. Adding a few more NC well-knowns will be Sue Morris and Barbara Gernat from the Outer Banks along with Ann Neely and Shade Maret from Raleigh.

Don’t miss the Family-Friendly Street Dance on South Broad on Friday, April 25th from 7 – 10 pm. Come Boogie to The Embers, widely considered a musical MARVEL, this band is responsible for laying the groundwork for Beach Music in the Carolinas, Virginia, the gulf coast region of North America and every beach in between.

A special Saturday evening gathering in the Cupola House Gardens from 5 – 7 pm with complimentary food and beverage will be a great way to view and purchase the art that has been created over the weekend. So whether you are heading off to a dinner or a wedding party, plan on spending from 5 – 7 pm to look at the beautiful art – a wonderful way to end a perfect spring weekend in Edenton.



To find out more about this event or purchase tickets go to cupolahouse.org or call 252-339-1321.


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Exciting Changes Coming to 26th Beaufort Music Festival

Date(s): 5/9/2014

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Waterfront in downtown Beaufort
Exciting Changes Coming to 26th Beaufort Music Festival

What started 25 years ago as a group of local musicians coming together to pick out some tunes has turned into a unique, first-class festival. Through the years, locals and visitors alike have seen locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally-acclaimed artists playing along the waterfront in downtown Beaufort. The 26th Beaufort Music Festival, which takes place on Friday May 9 and Saturday May 10, hopes to build on the success of last year’s festival through a new partnership with the Beaufort Business Association and a new location at the North Carolina Maritime Museum’s Gallants Channel site.

“We’re really looking forward to collaborating with the Friends of the Maritime Museum and local businesses to help the Music Festival grow and bring more music lovers to the area,” said Jack Taylor, co-chair of the 2014 music festival committee. All of Saturday’s music will take place at the Gallants Channel site. “The new site will offer more of a festival-type atmosphere, with food trucks, a kids’ area, and other amenities, including transportation to and from downtown,” Mr. Taylor said. Tickets for Saturday will be $20 advance/$25 day-of for an all-day event.

Continuing with the long-time tradition of the Music Festival as a free event, the Beaufort Business Association, along with the Beaufort Music Festival, is presenting music in downtown Beaufort on Friday May 9. “This free evening of music is a great new partnership between the BBA, the BMF, and the town of Beaufort,” said Liz Kopf, BBA member. “We’re excited to help keep part of the Music Festival downtown and host some cool bands for everyone to enjoy.”



For more information about March fundraisers for the Beaufort Music Festival, about sponsorship or volunteer opportunities, or about the BMF itself, visit the website at ww.beaufortmusicfestival.com, or email John Hackney at john@beaufortmusicfestival.com.

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The North Carolina Bluegrass Association will host Bluegrass Jams

Date(s): 4/5/2014

Noon-3pm

In the pavilion at Waynesborough Park in Goldsboro


Bluegrass in the Village
Waynesborough Park
801 US Hwy 117 S.
Goldsboro, NC
www.NCBluegrass.org


First Saturdays April - October
Noon-3pm

The North Carolina Bluegrass Association will host Bluegrass Jams in the pavilion at Waynesborough Park in Goldsboro, open for anyone who would like to pick, sing, or listen on the first Saturday of the spring and summer months, April-October. Bring the kids and a lawn chair and have a great time!
www.NCBluegrass.org

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A Time For Science Nature and Science Learning Center - March Events

Date(s): 3/1/2014, 3/2/2014, 3/3/2014, 3/4/2014, 3/5/2014, 3/6/2014, 3/7/2014, 3/8/2014, 3/9/2014, 3/10/2014, 3/11/2014, 3/12/2014, 3/13/2014, 3/14/2014, 3/15/2014, 3/16/2014, 3/17/2014, 3/18/2014, 3/19/2014, 3/20/2014, 3/21/2014, 3/22/2014, 3/23/2014, 3/24/2014, 3/25/2014, 3/26/2014, 3/27/2014, 3/28/2014

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A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center (ATFS) is located off Highway 11 between Ayden and Grifton in Contentnea Creek Estates. The physical address is 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton NC 28530.
Follow the website and newsletter regularly for possible additions or other updates to this schedule. For weather dependent activities (such as star parties, etc.), check the website for possible cancellations before leaving home.

If it is possible for you to do so, please announce (or post) this first activity regularly throughout the month till the March 22 date

Save the Date -- March 22
Love A Sea Turtle Annual 5k Run & Nature Walk
10:00 am
Proceeds fund summer camps at A Time For Science Nature and Science Learning Center for underserved youth as well as turtle awareness and education. $20.00 for individual runners ($25.00 after Feb 1) and $5.00 for the Nature Walk. Participants can register on-line at loveaseaturtle.com or runtheeast.com.

Each Saturday in March except 22nd (Mar 1, 8, 15, --, 29)

On the Trail to Fitness
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Cost - $2.00 / participant
Combine your exercise program with a connection to Nature. Walk or run along the One-Mile Fitness Trail around four lovely ponds and workout at the 10 fitness stations. Or simply amble along the trail for a pleasant Saturday walk.

March 8
Second Saturday Family Fun Day
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Cost - $5.00 adult $3.00 child
Take a guided walk along one of the Conservancy trails then make a “pin-less” pinwheel for fun in the winds of March. Please register by March 7.

March 15
2014 Greenville St. Patricks’ Day Parade
Location -- Downtown Greenville
4:00 pm to 11:00 am
Cost – No Charge
Enjoy the A Time For Science / Ulster Project float in the Second Annual Greenville St. Patricks’ Day Parade.

March 22
Busy Body Builders
Location – Pitt County KidFest, Greenville Convention Center
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Visit the A Time For Science exhibit at KidFest 2014 for a stimulating experience for your preschooler that you can learn to duplicate at home.

March 22
Carolina Skies Astronomy Club – Spring Equinox Star Party
7:00 pm ---
Cost – No Charge
Following the big Turtle Run in the morning the astronomy Club will hold its annual Spring Equinox Star Party at 7:00 pm. Come a little early to watch the sun go down in the west, one of only two time during the year it sets in the west. The indoor program will be announced on the A Time For Science website. Please register by March 21.

March 24
Fourth Monday Family Night
Location - Chick-Fil-A Winterville
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Cost – No Charge
Begin your spring garden by starting your own flower seed pot.

Save the Dates -- March 28 through April 13
North Carolina Science Festival
Check the calendar and the website for A Time For Science events during the state-wide North Carolina Science Festival.
For information or for registrations contact ATFS through the website (www.atimeforscience.org), through email at (atfs@atimeforscience.org), or by phone at 252-746-4470.

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North Carolina's Crystal Coast - Weekly Calendar Of Events

Date(s): 2/21/2014, 2/22/2014

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Crystal Coast
Feb 21: American Red Cross Blood Drive- Carteret County Chapter of the American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center from 2-7pm, 7500 Emerald Drive. Please give!

Feb 21: International Film Series- The Carteret Community College Foundation’s International Film Series are held at Joslyn Hall in the McGee Building at Carteret Community College in Morehead City. Live music at 6:45 p.m. Film begins at 8 p.m. Suggested donation is $5 per person. Enjoy pastries of the culture of each film. Call Tiffany Taylor at 222-6056 or visit www.carteret.edu/foundation. Upcoming film is :“A Hijacking” (Denmark – Rated R)

Feb 21: “Lunch with a Dash of History”- Location: The History Place, 1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City. Lunchtime Lecture: Love Stories of Carteret County presented by Rodney Kemp, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Playing on a Valentine’s Day theme, Rodney will reach into his bag of tricks and bring out the most poetic, tragic and interesting stories he has collected over a lifetime. Reservations/Admission: lunch - $15 / $12 for members; lecture only - $8 / $5 for members. 252-247-7533

Feb 22: Free Fly Casting Clinic– with Cape Lookout Fly Fishers– 10 am—1 pm at the Morehead City Parks & Recreation Department (1600 Fisher Street). Clinic is for all levels of fly fishing enthusiasts. There will be several professional fly fishing guides and instructors available for pointers.

Feb 22: American Music Festival Concert- “An American in Paris” featuring pianist Barbara McKenzie and Parisian flutist Nicolas DuChamp performing music of Franck, Debussy and Copland. Location: The History Place Museum (1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City). Time: 8 pm. For information on performances and tickets, www.americanmusicfestival.org or 252-728-6152.

For all programs and events offered at our major attractions, please visit individual websites:

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores: www.ncaquariums.com (252-247-4003)
North Carolina Maritime Museum: www.ncmaritimemuseum.org (252-728-7317)
Beaufort Historic Site: www.beauforthistoricsite.org (252-728-5225)
Fort Macon State Park: http://ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/foma/main.php (252-726-3775)
The History Place: www.thehistoryplace.org (252-247-7533)
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum: www.coresound.com (252-728-1500)
Cape Lookout National Seashore: www.nps.gov/calo (252-728-2250)
Elizabeth Barrow
Director of Local Public Relations
Crystal Coast Tourism Authority
3409 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
252-726-8148 X 109
www.crystalcoastnc.org

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3rd Annual “Birds in Harmony”

Date(s): 3/25/2014, 3/26/2014, 3/27/2014, 3/28/2014, 3/29/2014, 3/30/2014, 3/31/2014, 4/1/2014, 4/2/2014, 4/3/2014, 4/4/2014, 4/5/2014, 4/6/2014

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Harmony Hall 109 E. King St. Kinston, NC
The Lenoir County Historical Association is sponsoring the 3rd Annual “Birds in Harmony” birdhouse show, sale and exposition. This will be at Harmony Hall which is located at 109 E. King St., Kinston, NC, across from the Lenoir County Courthouse. The dates are 3/25-4/6.

This will end with the Southern Brunch on Sunday 4/6. This brunch will be from 11:30AM to 2:00PM. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. Tickets for the brunch can be obtained by calling Harmony Hall Site Manager, Judy White at 252 522-0421.

The show includes, not only birdhouse, but birdfeeders, birdbaths and most other things related to birds. You are encouraged to exhibit your craft by calling Judy White, Harmony Hall Site Manager, at 252 522-0421. Please contact Judy by 3/18. The exhibit will not be open on
Mondays and Sundays(except for 4/6) from 10:AM-4:00PM
Harmony Hall Site Manager, Judy White (252) 522-0421

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ShamRock! For Local Music Festival

Date(s): 3/16/2014

beginning at 3 p.m.

downtown Beaufort
Why not celebrate St. Patrick’s Day along with the Beaufort Music Festival? On Sunday, March 16, beginning at 3 p.m., come to downtown Beaufort and enjoy food, beer and wine specials and great live music on Middle Lane.

This is a special celebration – the 26th annual Beaufort Music Festival line-up will be unveiled, local favorite The Spread will play their first live show in months and some new, exciting changes to the festival will be made public. Tickets include music and food and all proceeds from beer and wine specials will benefit the festival. If you look forward to the Beaufort Music Festival each May, as a local homeowner, business owner or purely a music lover, please come to show your support.

Interested sponsors are invited to a special lunch to be held on the same day before the fundraiser. Local band Kudubai will be playing for this invitation-only affair. If interested in learning about festival sponsorship levels and packages or participation in the sponsors’ lunch, please contact John Hackney at john@beaufortmusicfestival.com.
Tickets for the three-hour event are $10 and all proceeds benefit the Beaufort Music Festival, which will be held during the weekend of May 10, 2014. Advance tickets can be purchased at www.beaufortmusicfestival.com from the Backstreet Pub, Clawson’s Restaurant and Hannah’s Haus in Beaufort.

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Great Glow Run benefitting Easter Seals UCP

Date(s): 5/3/2014

8:00 p.m.

Town Commons
The Easter Seals UCP Great Glow Run will light up Greenville in support of individuals and families managing disabilities and mental health challenges. The illuminated 5K evening race will be held Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Town Common. Check-in begins at 6:00 p.m. and the race starts at 8:00 p.m. Participants will don glow and LED gear as they join other enthused runners on an eye-catching, glimmering course.

Register by April 18 at GreatGlowRun.com for just $35. Unless sold out, day of event registration is $50. Active duty military are eligible for a special $25 registration; team discounts also available. Entry fee includes bib, timing chip, race t-shirt, bib, glow decoration and entrance to the post-race Afterglow party.
Patrick Curran (919) 783-8898 x8907

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Dare Day Festival

Date(s): 6/7/2014

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Downtown Waterfront, Manteo, NC
In its 39th year, Dare Day Festival is a free, fun-filled family event, presented by the County of Dare and the Town of Manteo. Dare Day is considered by locals as the official kick-off of summer. Over 100 vendors will open booths on the Manteo Waterfront and surrounding downtown areas to display a variety of beautiful items, delicious foods and drinks. Children will be able to ride a kiddie train, play games and enjoy an inflatable slide and moonwalk.

There will be plenty of local musical entertainment on two stages for the enjoyment of all ages.


The smell of seafood, polish sausages, hotdogs/ hamburgers, funnel cakes and kettle corn will fill the air. There will be homemade and soft serve ice cream as well as a variety of cold drinks to quench your thirst.


Come to the Dare Day Festival and make some memories.
Melva Garrison, Jackie Tillett, or Cara Daniels
Dare Day Office - 252.475.5629

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4th Annual Carolina Strawberry Festival

Date(s): 5/9/2014, 5/10/2014

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Downtown Wallace, NC
Friday, May 9- 7-10 pm
Saturday, May 10- 11am-9 pm

Friday- Strawberry Jam Street Festival- Midway rides, food, beer & wine garden, music by the Band of Oz. Saturday- Food & Craft Vendors, Midway rides & games- entertainment, music by Ken Knox & Company, beer & wine garden.
Lou Powell, Executive Director- Greater Wallace Chamber of Commerce- 910-285-4044

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Mardi Gras on Middle Lane

Date(s): 3/1/2014

2-6PM

Middle Lane, Beaufort, NC
A free family event with parade of "krewes", New Orleans food and drink, jazz, dancing and games for the kids. Dust off your beads, put on your mask and get ready to "let the good times roll" on Saturday afternoon in Beaufort.
Ann Goellner, 252 504-2988

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The King & I

Date(s): 3/20/2014, 3/21/2014, 3/22/2014

7:30 pm

Martin County Auditorium Located at Riverside High School in Williamston NC
Thursday - Saturday Evenings, March 20, 21 & 22 - Curtain 7:30 pm
Live theatrical performance of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King & I. There will be a live orchestra.
Andy Weaver, 252-799-8400 or 252-792-3660

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Onslow County Public Library hosts Dangerous Marine Life with Executive Vice President of the nonprofit NC Aquarium Society Mark Joyner

Date(s): 3/6/2014

6:30 pm

Swansboro Recreation Center
(Onslow County) – Onslow County Public Library and the Swansboro Friends of the Library will host Executive Vice President Mark Joyner of the nonprofit NC Aquarium Society at the Swansboro Recreation Center on Thursday, March 6 at 6:30 pm for a fun and interactive evening learning about what might be swimming below you in our North Carolina waters.

Bring the whole family to learn about sharks, stingrays, venomous and toxic fishes, stinging jellyfish & electric rays! Learn the natural history of these animals & how to avoid encounters or treat the aftermath.

Mr. Joyner has worked with the North Carolina Aquariums for over thirty years and currently serves as Executive Vice President of the nonprofit NC Aquarium Society. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and a Master’s degree in Education from NC State University. He is a recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine and author of over a dozen natural history articles that have been featured in Wildlife in North Carolina magazine.

For more information, please call the Swansboro Branch of the Onslow County Public Library at 910.326.4888 or visit us online, anytime at www.onslowcountync.gov/library.

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Nominate Your Hero for a Community Fabric Award

Date(s): 4/22/2014

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New Bern, NC

On Tuesday, April 22, 2014, the Craven Community College Foundation will present the Fourth Annual Community Fabric Awards, a showcase of individual, business, and educational excellence in leadership as demonstrated by outstanding initiative, impact of service and inspiration of others. We recognize, reward and encourage activities that have a significant impact in meeting the needs of our local communities!
Don't miss this opportunity to nominate your hero(s) for this prestigious award.

Nominations are now open for:
Community Fabric Award for Individual Leadership - Nominees for this award represent individual examples of outstanding community service and public service and/ or have made significant charitable or philanthropic contributions that benefit the community.
Community Fabric Award for Business Leadership - The business that receives this award should be a role model, exemplifying how a business can support the communities in which it operates in significant and meaningful ways.
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7th Annual Crystal Coast Boat Show

Date(s): 5/17/2014

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at the Downtown Morehead City waterfront


7th Annual Crystal Coast Boat Show

The 2014 Crystal Coast Boat Show, at the Downtown Morehead City waterfront, on May 17th and 18th is shaping up to have more boats, vendors, artists, vintage automobiles and entertainment than ever before. “Last year, we had so many boats we had a problem finding space for them. This year looks like it will be even bigger,” said Captain Steve Miller, the chairman of the Boat Show Committee.

The Crystal Coast Boat Show features both new and used boats as well as showcasing a variety of marine products and services, outdoor gear, fishing tackle, outfitters, brokers, fishing clubs and resource conservation groups. The boat show is free and open to the public on Saturday, May 17, 10am to 5pm and on Sunday, May 18, 11am to 4pm. Food and beverages will be available.

Live entertainment will be provided during the Boat Show weekend at Jaycee Park. The bands performing will be the Carteret Community Sunshine Band (10:30am), Loose Cannons Band (noon) and Six Pack of Gentlemen (3pm) on Saturday and the All Night Long Jazz Band is featured at noon on Sunday.

Plans are underway for a bigger and better ARTrageous art event held all weekend on the waterfront in conjunction with the Arts Council of Carteret County. At the art event, children’s activities are planned throughout the weekend.

On Saturday, May 18th, at Katherine Davis Park, the Morehead City Chapter, Antique Automobile Club of America will hold its 41st annual car show featuring vintage vehicles that are no less than 25 years old.

Then, on Sunday, May 18th at Katherine Davis Park, the Morehead City After Hours Rotary Club will host a regional Cornhole Tournament starting at noon. Burgers, hot dogs and cold beer will be available for sale. There will be free entertainment. Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams, including a special prize to the 1st place winner: a Key to the City presented by the Mayor of Morehead City. To register email afterhoursrotary@gmail.com.

The DMCRA is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring Morehead City to a vibrant economic, cultural, historic, social and recreational center. In addition to the Crystal Coast Boat Show, the DMCRA hosts the Alive at Five concert series, the 4th of July fireworks display, and the Christmas Parade.
For more information, go to www.crystalcoastboatshow.com or www.downtownmoreheadcity.com or call 252-8080440.

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Neuse River Senior Games Lowers Age Limit for 2014 - Health Promotion Program Hopes to Attract Younger Athletes

Date(s): 4/22/2014

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New Bern, NC


Neuse River Senior Games Lowers Age Limit for 2014
Health Promotion Program Hopes to Attract Younger Athletes

New Bern, NC – If you turn 50 years old anytime during 2014 you are eligible to compete in the Neuse River Senior Games (NRSG) and Silver Arts competition. This is just one of several changes for the 2014 games and arts event. The NRSG are scheduled for April 22 – May 2, 2014.

Nationally, Senior Games serves adults age 50 and better; however, the idea to lower the age limit has been discussed by the North Carolina Senior Games Board of Directors for more than a decade. This year, the 53 sanctioned games across the state voted and shared feedback about lowering the age from 55 to age 50. “We had an overwhelming response to lower the age limit, said Lynn Harrell, Associate Director for North Carolina Senior Games in Raleigh, “we’re very excited to have more people involved in senior games at an earlier age so when they get involved, hopefully, they will stay involved longer and live healthier longer.”

The 2014 NRSG will also feature the sport of Pickleball, similar to tennis. Participants can practice this sport at the Twin Rivers YMCA in New Bern. In addition, beginning January 10, 2014 participants can practice various games at the West New Bern Recreation Center on Pinetree Drive in New Bern. These practices include cornhole, shuffleboard, table tennis, billiards, basketball, horseshoes and croquet. This will be every Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and the service is free.

The Neuse River Senior Games encompasses six counties including Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, and Pamlico. Qualifiers in the local games may go to the North Carolina Senior Games (NCSG) finals held every fall in Raleigh. Every other year participants who qualify at the State Games may continue on to the National Senior Games.

Registration for the 2014 NRSG and Silver Arts ends Friday, March 14.


NCSG information, including sports rules, is available at www.ncseniorgames.org. NRSG is sanctioned by North Carolina Senior Games and is sponsored by the North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services.

For more information or to register, contact Johanne Pryor, NRSG Coordinator, at 252.745.5252 or Billy Wilkes, Events Director, at Craven County Parks and Recreation, 252.636.6606. For more information on NRSG, including registration forms, visit www.cravencounty.recdesk.com/recdeskportal/ click on the Recreation and Parks Department and the Senior Games tab on the left.

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Pirate Fest at Hammocks Beach State Park

Date(s): 5/3/2014

10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Hammocks Beach State Park, Swansboro, NC


Free to the public! Pirate meet & greet in the visitor’s center, live music, treasure hunting on Bear Island, piratical entertainment, living history, children’s and adults’ costume contests, children’s games and entertainment in the kids’ cove, and much more piratical fun at this family friendly event in one of coastal North Carolina’s loveliest state parks. For more information, please visit the event on Facebook or visit the Onslow County Parks and Recreation website at http://www.onslowcountync.gov/Parks/
Carol Trott
910-347-5332

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