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East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival

Washington NC
The Washington Tourism Authority is excited to host the annual East Carolina Wildlife Arts Festival for the 21st consecutive year. This year’s festival will begin on Friday, February 5th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at the Washington Civic Center and First South Bank Sportsman Tent.

The Festival will continue on Saturday and Sunday, January 6th and 7th with the NC Decoy Carving Championship. In addition to the Washington Civic Center, events and exhibits will be held at Historic Downtown Washington attractions including the Turnage Theatre, Festival Park, and the NC Estuarium. Winning artwork for the 2017 North Carolina Waterfowl Conservation Stamp will be on display, and most artists will have a selection of prints and original art available for purchase. Following the closing of the Wildlife Festival, a Dinner and Auction event at the Washington Yacht & Country Club will feature wildlife sculptures, paintings, guided trips, and winning decoys from the NC Decoy Carving Championships.

All area residents and their families are invited to attend. One-Day passes may be purchased on the day of the event at the Washington Civic Center for $7, or a 3-Day Weekend passes are available for $12. Children under 12 are FREE!


Lynn WIngate
(252) 948-9415 x202



Dancing With Our Stars

Crystal Coast Civic - Morehead City, NC 28557
Please join us for fabulous evening of food, dance, silent auctions, games and entertainment. Six wonderful couples will vie for the coveted DWOS trophy while raising money for the young children (ages 0-5) of Carteret County.

Carteret County Partnership for Children
(252) 727-0440



Have a Heart for Wildlife Gala

Equine Country 1259 Mcallister Rd, Jacksonville, NC 28540
Do something different this Valentines Day! Show that special someone how amazing they are by doing something truly unique! Bring them to Possumwood Acres “Have a Heart for Wildlife Gala”, February 13th at Equine Country in Jacksonville. Don't have a date? Bring a friend and come anyways, it will be a fun night with the animals.The black-tie event will have a gourmet dinner, sponsored by Special Events Catering, followed by up close encounters with our education ambassadors (the animals of Possumwood). You will have the opportunity to adopt one for the year. (Adoption covers their expenses for the year-you can not actually take them home, sorry) You will get your pictures taken with the animals you adopt. There is also a silent auction- prizes include a Cancun vacation, Disney World tickets, a team lithographed Carolina Panthers Football, local weekend beach stay and many more. After the auction there will be dancing and fun provided by BTA entertainment! 4pm - 10pm

Tickets can be bought at Possumwood Acres or on our website via paypal(Note GALA so we know what you are giving us money for). $60/single or $100/couple. Social hour is at 4pm and Dinner starts at 5pm event ends at 10pm.
Don't Delay, there are only 100 tickets available!
Dress Code- No you don't have to wear a tie but we are dressing up so please wear a collared shirt and no jeans!

Possumwood Acres 910-326-6432


Indoor Yard Sale at Westside Church

1205 Lynn Drive in Kinston (Off of Roseanne Dr., behind Bill Fay Park)
Join Westside FWB Church for an indoor yard sale Saturday, August 2nd from 7am to noon, rain or shine! Stop by to see what hidden treasures you may find!

There will be children's clothes and toys, books, movies, electronics, plants, sports items, skin care products, furniture, home decorations, holiday decorations, pet toys, and much more!

OR, take the opportunity to make room for new things in your home, and sell some of your items with us! Rent a 12x12 space with table and chairs for only $10. Contact Sandy Tilghman at (252) 522-5729 to reserve your space today.

Spread the word! Hope to see you there!




Spring Celebration at Raised In A Barn Farm

Apr 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


FACES OF COMPASSION GALA & AUCTION

Mar 16, 2013 6:30 pm

at the Council for the Arts in Jacksonville



FACES OF COMPASSION GALA & AUCTION


A red carpet gala event will be held on Saturday evening, March 16, 2013, to benefit the Foundation for Hospice. The Faces of Compassion Gala & Auction is the area’s only mask event. Over 100 ceramic masks, decorated and painted by eastern NC’s artists, crafters, and other creative talents, will be auctioned. These unique masks have been exhibited at the Council for the Arts in Jacksonville and are currently on display at the Art Exposure in Hampstead and will be there until the first week in March.

The gala will feature a concert performance by Ocracoke Island’s award winning Molasses Creek Band who have recorded 12 albums and been performed on National Public Radio’s Prairie Home Companion. Special guests for the evening will be Miss North Carolina USA and Miss North Carolina Teen USA. In addition, jazz saxophonist, Richard Lawton will entertain with smooth jazz. This red carpet event will offer up heavy h’ordeuvres and lots of fun as attendees compete in a silent and a “live” auction for the masks of their choice.

This fundraising event will be held at the Infant of Prague Parish Hall in Jacksonville and will begin at 6:30 pm on Saturday, March 16th. Tickets are $25 per person. Tickets can be purchased in Jacksonville, Kinston, Hampstead, and New Bern at the Continuum Home Care & Hospice office. Tickets will also be sold at the door; however, seating is limited. Call 888-814-8904 for more information. All proceeds from the Faces of Compassion Gala & Auction will go to the Foundation for Hospice, a nonprofit agency which provides financial assistance to terminally ill persons and offers grief support programs to their families including Camp Butterfly.



Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact Iris Foreman at (910) 455-3925.