NORTH CAROLINA’S CRYSTAL COAST Weekly Calendar of Events
NORTH CAROLINA’S CRYSTAL COAST
Weekly Calendar of Events
Mar 11 - 16, 2014
Mar 11: Brown Bag Gam: The Wreck of the CaribSea- Noon-1 pm at the NC Maritime Museum,315 Front Street, Beaufort. Pack a lunch for the Brown Bag Gam during your lunch hour and join Associate Museum Curator Benjamin Wunderly for an informal discussion on the wreck of the Caribsea, a casualty of World War II. This cargo freighter was sunk by a German U-boat off of Cape Lookout on March 11, 1942. Gam is defined as a friendly conversation between whalers or to visit with another ship while at sea. Free Admission. Reservations preferred. 252.728.7317. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.
Mar 13: Volunteer Training Program at Beaufort Historic Site- 9am - 4pm, Beaufort Historic Site Welcome Center, 130 Turner Street.
Attendees are invited for a one-day orientation for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer either occasionally or on a more regular basis, to come see and hear about over 20 volunteer opportunities. The program will feature a guided tour of the buildings on the site, an overview of the many educational programs and workshops held throughout the year, a tour atop the BHA’s English Double-Decker Bus, catered lunch and a tour through the enchanting Old Burying Ground. The is a free event. Reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations call the Beaufort Historic Site at 252-728-5225, stop by the Visitor’s Center or go online to www.beauforthistoricsite.org.
Mar 13: Seaside Arts Council Concert- 7 pm- Swansboro Old Town Hall, 502 Church Street, Swansboro, NC. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-Members. Pastries/cookies (provided by the Ice House) and coffee at intermission. Featuring: Friction Farm (This modern folk duo combines storytelling, social commentary and humor to create songs of everyday life, local heroes and quirky observations. Expect funny and poignant stories, spontaneous diversions, audience participation, good music, and lots of fun.From ballads to anthems, guitarist/vocalist Aidan Quinn and vocalist/bassist Christine Stay fill each song with harmony and hope) www.seasideartscouncil.com.
Mar 13-15: East Carteret High School Presents: “Rhythm City”, The Musical- Location: East Carteret High School 3263 Hwy 70, Beaufort. Times: March 13-15 and March 21-22, 7:00 pm & March 15, 22, 1:00 pm. Tickets: $6 students, $8 general and $12 reserved. For information and tickets, call 252-728-3514. www.rhythmcity.org.
Mar 14: Friday Free Flick- Emerald Isle Community Center (7500 Emerald Drive), 7:00 pm. Movies are family orient-ed. Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn and drink for $1.00. Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks. Call 252.354.6350 for movie title one week prior to showing.
Mar 14: Boatbuilding Past and Present- 9-11 am. This program will take participants on a tour of exhibits highlighting some of North Carolina’s early wooden boats. The next stop is a behind the scenes look at the Museums Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center where the art of learning how to build wooden boats is kept alive. The program ends with a factory tour of a local modern day boat manufacturer where fine fiberglass molded watercraft are restored or produced. (Transportation is provided to Jones Brothers Marine). Reservations required. Fee: $10. Not suitable for children under 12. 252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.
Mar 15: Down East Folk Arts Society Concert- Show begins at 8:00 pm upstairs at Clawson's Restaurant in downtown Beaufort. Featuring: "Friction Farm" (60's Classics with a modern twist) See www.downeastfolkarts.org or call 252-646-4657 for more information.
Mar 15: Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival- 23rd Annual Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival sponsored by Transportation Impact on Saturday, March 15th from 9am-6pm at the Emerald Plantation shopping center. Admission and parking are free for the festival.
This year’s festival will feature over 75 arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, clowns and static displays along with amuse-ment rides, a climbing wall, face painters, and many other fun, family-oriented activities. As always, the festival will feature delicious foods such as corned beef and cabbage, shrimp burgers, hamburgers and hot dogs, Mediterranean cuisine, BBQ,
funnel cakes, fried peanuts, cotton candy and much, much more. Festival goers can also enjoy a beer garden. The Little Ms. & Mr. Leprechaun Contest will take place on the main stage at 10am. The contest is for boys and girls ages 2-3 and 4-5 with each participant being judged on the originality and creativity of their costume and overall stage presentation. Contest organizers require pre-registration by 12pm on Thursday, March 13th and ask that participants be under the main stage’s tent by 9:30am on the day of the event. Please contact 252.354.6350 to register.
Mar 15: Traditional Boatbuilding Carpentry Class- 9 am - 4:30 pm at the NC Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort. Traditional techniques, developed to solve woodworking problems unique to vernacular boatbuilding, are taught in this hands-on workshop. Participants work as a team to construct a twelve to fourteen-foot version of a traditional “rack of eye” flat-bottomed skiff. In the process they learn how to set up the boat, spile and bend planks, plane bevels, erect framing, and explore fastening options and the characteristics of traditional boatbuilding woods. 12 hours (2 day class) can be used as a prerequisite for 9-Day Boatbuilding Class. Fee: $135. Minimum age: 16 yrs. old. Advance registra-tion. 252.728.7317. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.
Mar 15: Kids Decoy Carving and 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 Guild building (1574 Harkers Island Road) on the Thursday prior to the third Saturday between 9am and 1pm at 252-838-8818.
Mar 15: Go For The Gold! 5K Run– A St. Patrick's day themed race for all ages and fitness levels, so get decked out in green, gold, and shamrocks and get ready to have some FUN! All proceeds will go toward the Croatan Athletic Boost-ers. Location: Croatan High School #1 Cougar Lane, Newport. Pre-race sign-up and bib pickup: Cape Carteret Aquatic & Wellness Center, 300 Taylor Notion Rd. from 4 pm - 7pm on Mar 14.
Race day registration/bib pickup: 8:15 - 9:00 am Best Dressed contest: 9:00 am Race start time: 9:30 am https://www.facebook.com/goforthegold5k?ref=hl
Mar 16: ShamROCK!- 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.
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.
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)
Greene Lamp Head Start Now Accepting Pre-Kindergarten Applications For 2014-2015 School Year
8:00am – 4:00pm
309 Summit Ave and 1001 E. Highland Ave in Kinston
Snow Hill office located at 110 S. E. First St.
Greene Lamp Head Start is now accepting Pre-Kindergarten applications for the 2014-2015 school year for children in Lenoir and Greene Counties. The child must be three or four years of age by August 31, 2014. Transportation is available to children enrolled in the program based on need and availability.
Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm.
To complete the application, the following items are required:
-Proof of child’s birth (i.e. Birth Certificate)
-Proof of Income for 2013 (i.e. tax return, W-2 form, TANF, SSI, child Support).
Any questions, please call the Family Engagement and Community Partnership staff in Kinston at (252) 527-5252 or Snow Hill at (252) 747-8146.
A Time For Science Nature and Science Learning Center - March Events
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), or by phone at 252-746-4470.