NORTH CAROLINA’S CRYSTAL COAST - Weekly Calendar of Events
NORTH CAROLINA’S CRYSTAL COAST
Weekly Calendar of Events
Mar 3 - 9, 2014
Mar 3: Succulent Seafood Series- The Aquarium once again teams up with top restaurants to dish up recipes and tips on selecting and preparing fresh, seasonal, local seafood. Succulent Seafood sessions are scheduled for selected Mondays and occasionally other days of the week at 2 p.m. Aquarium staff members share information on the life cycles and habitats of featured seafood species.
Chefs provide favorite recipes and insights on preparing finfish, shellfish and crustaceans. A taste test of the featured dish tops off each gathering. Succulent Seafood is for ages 12 and up; $15 per person, per session. Advance registration is required. Feb. 2: Clawson's Restaurant- Beaufort, Feb. 24: Island Grille- Atlantic Beach, Mar. 3: Amos Mosquitos- Atlantic Beach & Mar. 17: Island Grille- Atlantic Beach. Call 252-247-4003 for more information.
Mar 4: Storytelling at the Beaufort Historic Site- Storytelling Recounts Life in Early 20th Century Beaufort - March 4th, 2pm, Beaufort Historic Site c1796 Courthouse, 100 Block Turner Street.
The Beaufort Historical Association is pleased to host guest speakers Borden Mace and Mary Elizabeth Carrow Mace Johnson as they discuss what life was like growing up in a bustling and carefree Beaufort up until the Great Depression, followed by personal accounts of the impact of World War II on the town and its citizens. After the discussion, attendees are invited to join Mace and Johnson in the Beaufort Historic Site’s c1825 Josiah Bell House for a brief question and answer session along with light refreshments. This is a free event. Seating is limited and reservations are requested. 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 5: Bistro-By-The-Sea’s Wine and Fire Series- Come meet, taste & learn like we did from Juan Pablo, Pascual Toso’s Vineyard. 6:30 p.m.-Reservations Only. Five Food & Wine Pairings for $25++p.p. Order Specially priced bottles of wine to Benefit Carteret Catch/ECARA Lionfish Tournament, May 30-June 8, 2014. Call 252-247-2777 or email email@example.com for tickets.
Mar 7: Lunch With a Dash of History- Location: The History Place, 1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City. Lunchtime Lecture: Song & Dance—Gentle on My Mind presented by Rodney Kemp, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Rodney will take us on an often humorous—but continuously historical journey through the heritage of Carteret County. Mr. Kemp may dance. Come find out! Reservations/Admission: lunch - $15 / $12 for members; lecture only - $8 / $5 for members. 252-247-7533.
Mar 8: Beaufort Wine and Food “A Thirst for the Sea”- 4-7:00 pm. Enjoy dinner with local seafood prepared by Chef Tony Garnett of the Coral Bay Club and a special guest chef. The inspiration for a dinner was taken from the name of Jack Saylor’s signature painting, created especially for the Beaufort Wine & Food. As the Beaufort Wine & Food 2014 Artist, he will be on hand for the unveiling of the painting and to discuss his artistic vision. Cocktails and trawler tour 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dinner at 5 p.m. Tickets $125 per person. Proceeds benefit Carteret Catch and the Beaufort Wine & Food charities. For more information, visit www.beaufortwineandfood.com or call (252) 515-0708.
Mar 8: “Get Hooked” Fishing School- Reel in some insider tips and new techniques with the Get Hooked Fishing School at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. The one-day course on Saturday, March 8, features presentations from the pros on many topics and types of fishing. Participants can choose up to four sessions from the schedule that in-cludes the following:
Shallow-water sight casting - John Mauser Fishing near shore structure - Jeff Cronk Striped bass on the Roanoke and Pamlico rivers – Mitchel Blake Redfish and speckled trout - Rennie Clark Trophy red drum on the Neuse River - Gary Dubiel Spring fishing for cobia and Hatteras blues – Bryan Goodwin Offshore bottom fishing - Chesson O’Briant Offshore trolling – Mark Henderson
In addition, watch for mini-sessions such as flounder gigging and bow fishing by Dale Collins and a Dr. Bogus presentation on surf fishing with artificial bait; plus rigging and knot-tying stations, informal Q&A sessions, and fly-tying demonstrations by Cape Lookout Fly Fishers and Triangle Fly Fishers. The action-packed event includes a catered lunch, giveaways and drawings for gear. IfishNC.com, PointClickFish.com and Temple Fork Outfitters help sponsor this event.
Get Hooked is from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and all sessions are at the Aquarium. Advance registration is required and space is limited. The fee is $60 per person; $54 for members. Sign up online, by phone or at the Visitor Services window at the Aquarium. See the Aquarium website for the full schedule, www.ncaquariums.com.
Mar 8: Living History Program- 2pm, Beaufort Historic Site c1796 Courthouse, 100 Block Turner Street The Beaufort Historical Association’s 2014 Living History Series starts off with a program focusing on the role of Quilts and Symbols used during the Underground Railroad. The program features guests from the West Carteret High School African American History Club as well as a special Negro Spiritual Musical performance by The Carteret Community Theatre Sing-ers. This is a free event. Reservations are requested as seating is limited. For more information and or to make reserva-tions, please contact the BHA at 252-728-5225 or go online to www.beauforthistoricsite.org
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)
SFCT Presents Cocktails With MIMI
Sneads Ferry Community Theatre presents Cocktails with Mimi: Mary Chase’s family comedy with stunt waiters, spilled soup and mistaken identities that turn into hilarious confusion!
Show Dates: February 28, March 1 & 2, 2014 and March 7, 8, 9, 2014. Fridays and Saturdays: 8PM curtain; Sunday Matinées: 3PM curtain.
Mimi, a wealthy and much-married divorcee played by Tatiana Zappardino, is giving a party in honor of the reputedly formidable parents of her daughter's fiancé. She engages a stunt waiter (Ryan Walker) to insult her guests, specifically, the stuffed-shirt Calthorpes (Howard Orr and Jennifer Meier). Daughter, Edie (Devan Willard), fearing that her mother would never be able to stomach her future in-laws, hires two actors to impersonate them (Tricia Odham and Phil Ashby); which works fine until the real Calthorpes arrive with their son, (Rickey Schneider). Rounding out the cast is: Shirl King, Andrea Horan, Sue Ferber and Jay Felty. The mistaken identities and fun proliferate into a state of hilarious confusion.
Active Duty Military Appreciation Night: free with ID: Thursday, February 27 at 8PM
Wine and Cheese Receptions: Fridays; February 28 and March 7 at 7:15PM
Tickets: Adult $10.00 Students (any age with ID) $5.00 All tickets include taxes and are sold day of show at the door
Reservations for parties of 10 or more please call the box office: 910-327-2798
Theatre is located inside the Sneads Ferry Community Center at 126 Park Lane
Gaylene Branton: 910-389-8776
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.
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes / Take Back the Night
beginning at College Hill, ECU
On March 3rd at 6:00pm, Gamma Sigma Sigma (a national service sorority at ECU) is sponsoring an event along with Greenville PD and Office of Victim Services.
This event is being held to raise awareness and support those who have been victims of sexual violence. We will be having a walk beginning at college hill followed by a candle light vigil at the end of the walk near Joyner Library.
This event is open to the public and are welcoming all to join us.
Rosalie Mackiewicz, (267) 934-8269
Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority
Delta Chi Chapter at East Carolina University
Don Bryan Retrospective Art Exhibit to Kick Off First Full Season of the Bryan Cultural Series
Ghost Fleet Gallery, in Nags Head
Savor an amazing viewing of the Don Bryan Retrospective Art Exhibit, which will be the first program in the 2014 season of the Bryan Cultural Series. The exhibit will be held from Feb. 27-March 8 at Glenn Eure's, “Ghost Fleet Gallery”. An opening reception will be held at the gallery on Sunday, March 2 from 2 – 5 p.m. The public is invited.
“This special tribute to our founder and acclaimed artist will feature some of Don’s earliest paintings that have never been exhibited publicly,” said John H. Tucker, Jr., chairman of the Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series Board of Directors. “Come enjoy perusing these ‘firsts’!”
The Don Bryan, A Retrospective 1964-2013 will include works from Don’s personal collections and works from several local collections. Also on display will be a sampling of sketches and paintings Bryan used to develop his finished pieces.
Born in Pennsylvania and spending much of his youth in Tucson, AZ, Bryan left in early 1942 to start his Air Force career during which he began to record his travels on canvas. After leaving the military service, Bryan and his wife established their home and his studio in Nags Head, NC where he served as Town Councilman and Mayor from the mid-seventies until the early nineties.
As an accomplished professional artist, Don Bryan has brought the Outer Banks past and present to life on canvas. A full-time resident of Nags Head since 1972 who passed away just recently, his work hung for many years in the halls of Congress and is found in many local businesses and collections including Vantage South, Wells Fargo, Sanderling Inn, and the Town of Nags Head.
About his work Bryan would say, “In my paintings, I do my best to capture the spirit of life styles as well as the beauty in the commonplace surrounding us - a field or bouquet of flowers, an aging face, a decaying building or the working boats and implements people use to make their livings.” The exhibition will feature works from public and private collections spanning Bryan’s time as an artist from mid 60’s to 2013.
The Bryan Cultural Series is a non-profit organization formed in 2012. The board of directors is composed of nine community leaders dedicated to offering a series of high quality cultural events. These events will include a variety of visual, literary and performing arts. The board strives to glean from talent that has attained regional as well as national recognition to maintain a high standard.
Substantial support for this annual cultural offering of events is provided by Village Realty, Dominion North Carolina Power, Towne Bank of Currituck, Hilton Garden Inn of Kitty Hawk, Ramada Plaza Hotel of Kill Devil Hills and Wells Fargo. For more information about these events, visit bryanculturalseries.org.
John H. Tucker, Jr. - Chairman