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Big Night Out

Greenville Convention Center
Join the women of JWA for the first annual Big Night Out fundraiser. Enjoy a plated dinner, drinks, dancing, a silent auction, and music by The Embers! Doors will open at 6pm and dinner will begin at 7pm. Ticket are $75 per person, $140 per couple, and $550 per 8-top table. They are on sale now through May 21 and can be purchased at

Beth Perkins; (252) 290-0010;

23RD Annual Teen Fest

Lenoir Community College(GYM)
Young Women’s Outreach Center - Hosts - "Teen Fest"

Saturday, May 14, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Lenoir Community College (GYM)

Register Today - ($10)

Sponsors: Tands, Inc. / BoJangles', Mills International, Inc.
Lenoir Memorial Hospital, McDonald's, Piggly Wiggly(s), Simmon's Body Shop, District Court Judge Annette Turik.

Food, Entertainment, Door Prizes, Fun Activities, Workshops, Goody Bags

Call (252)527-7844

May 7th Music Festival

American Legion Fairgrounds; 1317 W. Queen St; Edenton, NC 27932
Date: May 7th
Location: American Legion Fairgrounds; 1317 W. Queen St; Edenton, NC 27932
Gates open: 1pm; music begins at 1:30 – will last until about 9pm
Local acts will be playing during the day ranging from contemporary Christian to southern gospel. The National recording artists will take the stage around 6pm.
There will be face painting & games for the kids, cornhole, great food vendors, craft & product vendors, etc… throughout the afternoon.
For more information see our Facebook page & the event page: May 7th Music Festival

Mobile Crisis Management: An Alternative to the Emergency Department

Pitt Community College, Leslie Building Room 143
Please join us to learn more about mobile crisis services and the need for an enhanced community crisis response to prevent people from going to local emergency rooms unnecessarily.

Brigida Morris (252) 439-0700
2269 Stantonsburg Road Greenville, NC

May 7, 2016 - Suicide Awareness and Prevention Day

Maysville, NC & Trenton, NC
May 7, 2016 - Suicide Awareness and Prevention Day

The purpose of this event is to help educate our local Military personnel and their families, as well as our local civilian community members, in order to raise awareness about veteran suicide, while providing a great day of events, with special guests and some country music.

Community Supporting AHERO - Maysville 5k
William H. Frost Park
8th Street
Maysville, NC.

Race participants are asked to arrive between 8:00am and 8:45am for registration. Registration will occur in the parking lot of the Maysville United Methodist Church, located adjacent to the park.
Maysville United Methodist Church
804 Foy Avenue
Maysville, NC 28555

At 9:00am we will kick off the 5k with opening remarks from the Founder and CEO of AHERO, Maj. Lee Stuckey. Upon completion of the race by participants, an awards ceremony will take place to award race winners. Special Guests Dr. Carrie Elk and Lt. Colonel (Ret.) Dave Glassman will speak to the participants, followed by final remarks by Major Stuckey.

AHERO Suicide Awareness & Prevention Event
Jones County Civic Center
832 North Carolina Hwy 58
Trenton, NC 28585

5:00pm - 6:00pm: Kickoff of Evening Events
Opening Remarks by AHERO Founder and CEO, Maj. Lee Stuckey
Country Music Performance by Kevin Adair

6:00pm - 7:00pm: Suicide Prevention and Awareness
Dr. Carrie Elk will discuss suicide prevention and awareness
Country Music Performance by Jeff Widenhofer

7:00pm - 8:00pm: Impactful Speakers
Lt. Colonel (Ret.) Dave Glassman will speak about past battles with suicide, losing Marines/Sailors to suicide and the impact it made
Country Music Performance by Coffey Anderson

At 8:00pm, Maj. Stuckey will conclude the event with closing remarks.

Please see the attached pages for information regarding our Organization, Guest Speakers and Musical Performers. 

What is AHERO?

AHERO (America's Heroes Enjoying Recreation Outdoors), is an organization that connects veterans with other veterans and patriotic members of local communities; and brings these parties together by organizing outdoor and social activities.

The primary purpose of these activities is to boost morale, introduce veterans to resources/programs available to them, encourage constructive communication and engagement, and develop an informal support network of veterans across the country, in an effort to heal the physical and psychological wounds of war.

AHERO was organized and is operated by Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) Marine Corps and Army veterans, who understand the challenges that today's war veterans face in reengaging the civilian world.

AHERO was conceived and founded by Major Lee Stuckey, U.S. Marine Corps (Active Duty). Major Stuckey has served three combat tours in Iraq, and is currently at Camp Lejeune, NC. Maj. Stuckey has been awarded the Purple Heart (for wounds received in Iraq), Bronze Star, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with a "V" device for Actions of Valor during combat, Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Combat Action Ribbon and other military ribbons/medals for outstanding service.

The biggest need that AHERO currently has is spreading the word about our organization and the staggering suicide statistics that currently plague our veterans, people to setup future fundraising events to raise awareness as well as money, and supporters willing to donate monthly so we can continue to stop veterans from taking their own lives. Every dollar raised by AHERO goes directly to veterans in support of this mission. The directors and staff of AHERO are all volunteers and don't receive any monetary compensation in any form.

Currently, approximately 29 veterans commit suicide each and every day. These numbers are horrific if you consider that we sadly lost 6,700 veterans to com at related death in both Afghanistan and Iraq; and we lose over 10,000 a year to suicide. That equates to over 100,000 suicides in the last decade, compared to 6,700 killed in combat. We need assistance from our local communities to help heal our veterans and stop them from taking their own lives. They've sacrificed so much for us, so now it's our turn to reach out and help them to cope and heal.

Lee Stuckey
Major, U.S. Marine Corps
AHERO Founder and CEO

Major Stuckey is from Montgomery, Alabama. He received his early education from Trinity Presbyterian School, and transferred to Marion Military Institute in Marion, Alabama where he graduated high school in 1998. He enrolled in Auburn University in 1998 and spent a year in college before enlisting in the Marine Corps as a Machine Gunner. He graduated Parris Island as an Honor Graduate and received the rank of Lance Corporal. He graduated at the top of his class at both the School of Infantry and Machine Gunner School in December of 1999. Upon completion, he returned to Lima Company 3rd Battalion 23rd Marines in Montgomery, AL in order to finish college to pursue a Commission. Lee deployed to Iraq with Lima Company, 3/23, and was attached to an infantry line platoon executing patrols and raids. During his time in Iraq, he learned to communicate in Arabic , worked with the only Arabic interpreter assigned to the company, , and acted as an interpreter and translator for his platoon. Upon Lee’s arrival to the States, he returned to Auburn in 2004 to finish school, and was reassigned as an Operations Chief to the 4th FSSG in Marietta, GA. While a Sergeant in Marietta, he served as the Battalion Operations Chief as well as a Platoon Commander for Headquarters Platoon. Sergeant Stuckey ran the Battalion Armory, taught small arms and crew serve weapons systems classes, and instructed Martial Arts to Headquarters Battalion, 4th FSSG. Along with his deployment to Iraq, he was also involved in Operation Cornerstone in Albania and Cobra Gold in Korea working with different militaries, teaching weapons classes and running patrols.

He graduated from Auburn University in 2004, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a concentration in Logistics. He attended the Officer Candidates School in the winter of 2005 and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant. Following graduation in January 2006, he attended the Logistics Officer’s Course before joining 2d Marine Division as the Platoon Commander and Executive Officer for Truck Company. Truck Company deployed in January 2007 to February 2008 and conducted Third Country National (TCN) escort missions as well as numerous tactical convoys throughout central Iraq. Upon returning from his second deployment, Lee began teaching Mixed Martial Arts to Marines with PTSD from the Wounded Warriors Battalion to assist them in dealing with their stress. Through this

outreach he realized that this was a way to reach out to individual Marines and identify possible suicidal issues. He continued this program in order to give the Marines a positive outlet through martial arts as opposed to alcohol or substance abuse.

During his third deployment, he was certified as a Level 3 Army Combatives Instructor, where he taught and certified over 200 Soldiers in Modern Army Combatives. He served for 40 months on Recruiting duty until September of 2012 with the Recruiting Station in Montgomery, AL. He functioned as the Operations Office and then as the Executive Officer.

In 2012, while in the Montgomery area, he started America’s Heroes Enjoying Recreation Outdoors (A HERO). A HERO brings in Wounded Veterans from all over the United States to mentor and assist with the rehabilitation of those who have sacrificed so much for our Country in an effort to assist with suicide prevention. He still serves as the Chief Executive Officer for A HERO and to date; the nonprofit has supported over 450 Veterans in just 4 years.

He attended the Army Logistics University Captain’s Career Course where he graduated March 15, 2013. While attending this course he trained over 500 Soldiers in Modern Army Combatives, established a Toys-for-Tots Drive, and conducted numerous suicide awareness speeches. He served as the Commanding Officer for Transportation Support Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group from May 2013-February 2014, as well as serving as the Director of the Support Center for Black Sea Rotation Force (BSRF) 14.3 in Romania, where he managed all of the logistics for 2nd Battalion 2nd Marines.

Major Stuckey’s personal decorations include the Bronze Star, a Purple Heart for wounds received in OIF 06-08, a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with a "V” for Valor, Combat Action Ribbon, and an Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. 

Carrie A. Elk, PhD, LMHC, CTE
B.S. Townson State University 1991, Education & Psychology
M.Ed. Pennsylvania State University 1994, Counselor Education-Chemical Dependency
Ph.D. Florida State University 1999, Human Science-Family Relationships

Dr. Carrie Elk has been in the mental health field for more than 20years. She has been involved in many local, national, and international activities supporting military and veterans. She is a licensed mental health professional and Certified Trauma Expert, providing education, treatment, and clinical research consultation on psychological trauma and other mental health and psychological performance topics to service members, veterans, military families, and other veteran/military organizations, as well as civilian organizations that work with military populations.

Dr. Elk served as a Clinical Services Supervisor for Military One Source until 2010 and continued to do outreach for the organization beyond that time. Dr. Elk was then recruited for a two-year contract (2010-2012) as a visiting faculty member at USF to serve as co-investigator on the initial DOD funded studies of treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury. Upon completing her assignment there, she created a non profit organization to continue her work. Dr. Elk is founder & executive director of Elk Institute for Psychological Health & Performance, a non-profit organization that provides education and treatment at no cost to the individual veteran/service member.

Dr. Elk has served as a Subject Matter Expert on PTSD to USSOCOM, as a guest instructor at the Joint Special Operations Forces Senior Enlisted Academy, provides consultation, education & treatment to USSOCOM’s Care Coalition and other military groups as needed, and is a professional member of Special Operations Medical Association. Dr. Elk, who served as Honorary Commander for the ASTS,927th Air Refueling Wing at MacDill Air Force Base and continues her work with the wing on the advisory board. Dr. Elk works with the Veterans court of Hillsborough County & Bar Association’s Military and Veteran Committee when needed.

She travels around the country speaking on mental health and performance topics, primarily PTSD, and offers treatment to warriors in need with the help of her air sponsor American Airlines/Air Compassion for Veterans. She collaborates with many organizations to achieve this such as AHERO, Gallant Few, Raider Project, Task Force Dagger Foundation, Hero Media Group, Elderheart/Mission 22, and Special Operations Wounded Warrior Foundation. She has a recurring segment on Fox News Radio’s Tipping

Point with Boone Cutler entitled ‘Training for Tactical Athletes’.

Dr. Elk provides straightforward information on psychological trauma, offers efficient, non pharmaceutical, corrective treatment and is frequently quoted as an expert in combat veterans mental health issues by the media.

David Glassman
Lieutenant Colonel, USMC Ret.

Born in Manhattan, New York and raised in Carmel, NY. After graduating from the State University of New York, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant on August 5, 1988, designated a Naval Aviator on May 31st, 1991 and subsequently designated a CH-53E Helicopter pilot, December, 1991.

From June 1991 to May 1999, he served as a Squadron Maintenance Officer and Operations Officer in multiple Heavy Lift Helicopter Squadrons assigned to Marine Corps Air Station, Tustin, CA and Marine Corps Air Station New River, NC. He participated in two Unit Deployments to Okinawa, Japan and a Landing Force 6th Fleet Deployment to the Mediterranean and served in combat support operations in the Kosovo area of operations.

From June of 1999 to July of 2009, he served in multiple upper level staff tours with HQMC, Combat Development, Quantico, VA and Marine Aviation Training Support Group-21, NAS Pensacola, FL. He served as Marine Aircraft and Anti-Air Weapons & Control Systems Requirements Branch Head and as the CH-53K Helicopter Requirements Officer where he led the effort to secure the Department of Defense CH-53K Program of Record, a $24B aircraft service life program. He served as the MATSG-21 as Group Executive Officer from 2005 until he retired from active duty on February 1st, 2010.

From 2010 through 2011, he served as Director of Operations and Community Liaison for the Center for Strategic Military Excellence, Pensacola, FL and provided leadership and programmatic development designed to address gaps in veteran services provided by the Veterans Administration. From 2012 to the present, he continues to serve the community as a Partner of DigiPro Media LLC developing digital networks that serve small business and as a Board Member of America’s Heroes Enjoying Recreation Outdoors (AHERO: advocating for quality of life enhancement for veterans.

Kevin Adair

Growing up in Tuskegee, Alabama, Kevin Adair was introduced to all kinds of music. Kevin has played music all his life. He started out playing piano, then guitar, and dabbled in drums, all self taught. He started mimicking what friends were doing on piano and would then go home on a little Casio keyboard and play things like "Phantom of the Opera." Later on he was introduced to guitar, and while he didn't know what a note or a chord were, he figured out that if he moved his finger on the string it made different sounds.

Kevin has graced the stage with some of the greats, (Drivin'-n-Cryin', Lee Ann Womack, The Commodores to name a few), and has written songs from the heart and the hip. He resides in Holtville, Alabama, and has played shows all over the southeast. Bringing his blend of soulful roots, screaming bluesy guitar and the storytelling of classic country, he mesmerizes the audience with grace and honesty. 

Jeff Widenhofer

Jeff grew up around Detroit. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1997. After college Jeff served as a Navy Officer and Helicopter Pilot and deployed to the Middle East four times. While underway aboard Navy ships, Jeff continued to write, practice, perform, and record award-winning music.

Jeff produces music for movies, television shows and commercials. In 2014 he was in contention for two Oscar Nominations for his music in “MURPH: The Protector”. In the last year he has produced music for local and national television commercials, documentary films and independent projects.

Jeff spent 10 years in New York City working as a professional guitarist. He played in Broadway orchestra pits, television studios, major recording studios, and bands and churches all over the city. He now lives and performs in New Orleans.

Coffey Anderson

Coffey grew up in the small town of Bangs, Texas. His father worked at the jail and his mother was a junior high English teacher. He attended Howard Payne University and borrowed a guitar from a then girlfriend’s dad. Learning chords in his dorm room and singing would attract his fellow college students to come and listen.

Coffey uses music, comedy, and his personality to bring a spirit of joy and excitement to those around him. Coffey, Southern Man, standing at 6’5′′(without his hat), has an amazing stage presence along with a voice that is by far one of the best in country music! In 2008, Coffey was awarded 3rd place out of over 52,000 contestants on NBC’s Nashville Star. Currently, Coffey has over 300,000 downloads in iTunes downloads (without a record label), over 40,000 You Tube subscribers, 100,000 Facebook likes, over 31,000 Twitter followers and over 15,000 Instagram followers! Coffey is constantly touring. He’s on stage, performing rodeos, fairs, private events, festivals, and faith-based shows. Coffey is also a national commercial actor with the likes of Disney, Taco Bell, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Coffey has partnered with great charity organizations like: the Military Warriors Support Foundation based in San Antonio, Texas in order to help raise funds to award mortgage free homes to wounded war heroes. He has also partnered with Leer Vineyards out of Byron, California to become the face of Heroic Red Wine, which is a red wine that gives a portion of every bottle sold to the MWSF to support the awarding of these mortgage free homes. Coffey’s life-size stand up figure can now be found in Wal-Mart Supercenter’s across the country, In June of 2015, Coffey performed at his first ever CMA Festival in Nashville, TN. The “Southern Man” performed on the Navarre Family Watersports Stage, where he gained hundreds of new fans! Coffey performed at the 2-day event and became a crowd favorite instantly. With his unique voice and ability to engage the audience and capture their attention, new and existing fans gathered to witness his performance.

GOV'T MULE TO APPEAR AT HARRAH'S CHEROKEE - Featuring Special Guest, Blackberry Smoke

Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort Event Center 777 Casino Dr. Cherokee, NC 28719

Featuring Special Guest, Blackberry Smoke
September 30, 2016

Legendary rock torchbearers, Gov't Mule, have announced additional dates on the Smokin' Mule 2016 Tour with very special guest, Blackberry Smoke. The tour includes a stop in Cherokee, NC at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort Event Center.

Friday, September 30 at 9pm.
Fan club pre-sale tickets for these additional dates will be available starting Wednesday, April 27th at 12pm ET with tickets on sale to the public on April 29th (unless otherwise noted). Tickets for the first leg of the tour are on sale now. Visit Ticketmaster locations on Friday, April 29.

Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort Event Center
777 Casino Dr.
Cherokee, NC 28719

ABOUT Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
An enterprise of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation, Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort is located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina. The Casino has 150,000 square feet of gaming space, and offers traditional table games such as black jack, roulette and craps. The property also features over 1,100 hotel rooms, the Le Fu Men gaming area, 10 restaurants, the ESSENCE Lounge, the luxurious 18,000 square feet Mandara Spa and seven retail shops. In addition to the 56-acre property, guests have privileged access to the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation-owned Sequoyah National Golf Club.

ABOUT Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel:
An enterprise of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation, Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel is located near Murphy, North Carolina. The Cherokee County, NC facility features 50,000 square feet of gaming space with over 1,000 slot games and 70 traditional table games, The Food Market and a 300-room, full service hotel.

For further information contact:

Michael Fisher
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
777 Casino Drive, Cherokee, NC 28719

A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center Schedule of "Events for May, 2016"

A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center (ATFS) is located off Highway 11 between Ayden and Grifton in Contentnea Creek Estates.
A Time for Science
Nature and Science Learning Center
Schedule of Events for May, 2016

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.

For information or for registrations contact ATFS through the website (, or by phone at 252-746-4470.

Follow the website and newsletter regularly for possible additions or updates to this schedule. For outdoor, weather dependent activities check the website for possible cancellations before leaving home.


Saturday, May 7
Kayaking the Contentnea Location – ATFS Conservancy
8:00 am - 1:00 pm Cost - $25 -- $15 with your own kayak
Bring your camera as you paddle from ATFS to Grifton through picturesque wildlife settings which allow you to get up-close and personal with Nature. Register at the website or call 252-746-4470.

Saturday, May 7
Flower Crown Workshop Location – ATFS Nature Center
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Cost - Free
Just the thing for Mother’s Day: come out and celebrate National Wildflower Week by making beautiful flower crowns for mom and grandma.

Saturday, May 7
Astronomy Club Location – ATFS - Joyner Astronomy Park
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Cost – Free
Join the Carolina Skies Astronomy Club at A Time for Science for a planetarium show and a night of stargazing. Telescopes provided!

Monday, May 9
Transit of Mercury Location – Greenville Town Commons
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Cost - Free
For this event, last seen in 2006, the planet Mercury will again be visible travelling across the face of the Sun on Monday May 9th. Bring a lunch and picnic on the Town Commons while watching this rather unique celestial occurrence through specially equipped and protected telescopes. You can also gain a perspective on space by walking along the “Solar System Trail,” a scale model of the solar system.

Saturday, May 14
Kayaking the Contentnea Location – ATFS Conservancy
8:00 am - 1:00 pm Cost - $25 -- $15 with your own kayak
Find contentment on Contentnea Creek as you paddle through a variety of delightful scenes of Nature and wildlife. Register at the website or call 252-746-4470..

Saturday, May 21
World Turtle Day Location – ATFS Conservancy
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Cost – Free
"Shellabrate” World Turtle Day at ATFS. Learn about the fascinating world of turtles with a turtle expert…and maybe even meet a turtle or two.

Saturday, May 21
Kayaking the Contentnea Location – ATFS Conservancy
8:00 am - 1:00 pm Cost - $25 -- $15 with your own kayak
Bring your camera as you paddle the Contentnea through picturesque wildlife settings which allow you to get up-close and personal with Nature. Register at the website or call 252-746-4470

Saturday, May 28
Kayaking the Contentnea Location – ATFS Conservancy
8:00 am - 1:00 pm Cost - $25 -- $15 with your own kayak
Gain contentment by paddling scenic Contentnea Creek through a variety of delightful scenes of Nature and wildlife. Register at the website or call 252-746-4470.

National Women Build Days for Habitat

854 Howard Street, New Bern, NC 28560
Women invited to participate in actively address substandard housing needs in our community and world-wide. Six different volunteer team options; morning and afternoon shifts. More than construction to be done!

Deedra Durocher, Volunteer Coordinator, Habitat for Humanity of Craven County. 252-633-9599.

Kinston's First Annual Funk Festival

Kinston, NC
The newly established African American Heritage Commission of Kinston and Lenoir County has announced Kinston's First Annual Funk Festival, scheduled May 27 to May 28. This year's event that will honor Kinston native Maceo Parker, one of the most influential saxophonist of all time.

Maceo Parker was named a North Carolina Heritage Award recipient by Governor Pat McCrory.

Guided tours of the exhibit are scheduled Friday, May 27th form 10am to 3pm at the Community Council for the Arts in Kinston. Also scheduled on Friday from 6 to 8pm is a "Meet & Greet" and tour of the historic Adkin High School. On Saturday from 10am to 1pm, there will be a Cultural Fair at Adkin High School.

For more information or to purchase tickets to the Maceo Parker, May 28th Tribute, call 252-523-9134.

Checks for tickets should be made out to the African American Heritage Commission and mailed directly to : 2749 Forrest Drive, Kinston, NC 28504.


Atlantic Beach

ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. – The Crystal Coast, North Carolina’s Gem located along the state’s central shoreline, announces the first annual Crystal Coast Music Festival on June 4 in Atlantic Beach. A haven for sunbathers, Atlantic Beach, named the No. 4 “Best Spring Break Destination” in the USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards, is home to wide pearlescent beaches, plenty of sunshine and now a highly anticipated music festival featuring Third Eye Blind, Robert DeLong, Judah & The Lion and opening act, Amasa Hines.

“We’re thrilled to infuse the destination’s vibrant music culture with our southern charm during this toes-in-the-sand event,” says Carol Lohr, Executive Director of the Crystal Coast TDA. “This inaugural music festival is sure to set the stage for years to come of well-known and up-and-coming acts.”

Ticket sales start Friday, April 22 at 10:00 am ET with gates opening at 3 pm and the show starting at 4 pm on June 4. General admission ticket price is $18.00 per person with upgraded VIP tickets available for $75.00. VIP tickets include preferred entry, viewing area and exclusive cash bar and restrooms. Day-of general admission tickets will be sold for $23.

Adventure-seekers may opt to start out their day with the coinciding Crystal Kai SUP Cup Race taking place the same weekend. In its second year, this WPA (World Paddle Association) sanctioned event will feature a long and short standup paddleboard course, clinics and end with a bang at the new Crystal Coast Music Festival. For additional information on the Crystal Kai SUP Cup, visit

More than 85 miles of gleaming beaches only begin to tell the story of North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. Framed by barrier islands that extend from Cape Lookout, the Crystal Coast is home to a herd of wild Spanish mustangs, Blackbeard’s sunken flagship, a towering lighthouse, world-class fishing, diving, boating, kayaking, standup paddleboarding, surfing, intriguing history, maritime heritage, “America’s Coolest Small Town” and Cape Lookout National Seashore, named the No. 1 National Park Beach by USA TODAY. And the dining? It’s divine with more than 85 locally owned restaurants.

For more information on the Crystal Coast Music Festival, visit Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster or by phone at 800.745.3000. The Crystal Coast Music Festival takes place on the beach in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, with entry at 101 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach, NC, 28512. Audience will be on the sand, so plan flip flops accordingly.

To experience North Carolina’s Crystal Coast call (252) 726-8148 or visit, and engage with the destination socially with #MyCrystalCoast, the festival socially with #CCMusicFest, via, @CrystalCoast_NC on Twitter and @thecrystalcoast on Instagram.

The Crystal Coast Weekly Calendar of Events April 25, 2016 - May 1, 2016

The Crystal Coast
The Crystal Coast
Weekly Calendar of Events
April 25, 2016 – May 1, 2016

Now until - My Fair Lady | varies

May 8 "The Perfect Musical” comes to Morehead City! In 1956, My Fair Lady set the record for the longest run of any major musical theatre production in history. As a winner of six Tony awards, the endearing story continues to charm audiences of all ages. For more details,

Now until - “Carolina In My Mind” Art Exhibition | 11am - 5pm

May 27 Carolina Artist Gallery hosts the "Carolina In My Mind" art exhibition. Regular hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. For more details, 252-726-7550 or

Now until - 5th Annual Chasin’ Tails Cobia Challenge | all day

June 12 For more details about this event please contact Chasin’ Tails Outdoors in Atlantic Beach, 252-240-3474.

April 27 - 12th Annual Beaufort Wine & Food Festival | varies

May 1 Since 2004, Beaufort Wine & Food has been bringing to the Crystal Coast top-notch chefs and award-winning wines for their signature five-day festival. Now in its 12th ]
year, organizers have decided to revamp the festival by adding new events and building on existing crowd favorites. For more details, 252-515-0708 or

April 27 Musket Firing Demonstration | 10am - 10:30am
Learn about a Civil War era musket’s history, loading procedures and firing. Meet in the fort. For more details, 252-726-3775 or
Conservation Wednesdays: Blackbeard’s Ship, QAR | 10am - 3pm
Conservators will be available every Wednesday to answer questions about the processes required to conserve the thousands of artifacts that have been recovered from the Queen Anne’s Revenge site. Free Admission. For more details, (252) 728-7317 or

April 28 Natural Side of Fort Macon | 10am - 11am
Meet in the Visitor Center lobby for a leisurely hike exploring the natural side of Fort Macon. Hike will cover both trail and beach. For more details, 252-726-3775 or

April 29 - Reelin’ for Research Tournament | all day

April 30 The Annual Reelin’ for Research Fishing Tournament benefiting the N.C. Children’s Promise is held the first weekend in May in memory of Tony Montana, who passed away from cancer in 2005. For more details,

April 29 International Film Series presents “Closed Curtain” | 6pm - 10pm
The International Film Series presents “Closed Curtain” (Iran) at Joslyn Hall in the McGee Building at Carteret Community College. Showtime is 6 p.m. Suggested donation is $5. Complimentary pastries. For more details, 252-222-6000 or

April 30 Vietnam War Commemorative Celebration | 10am - 4pm
A Vietnam War Commemorative Celebration will be held at the Crystal Coast Civic Center. Food, music, door prizes. For more details and to RSVP, call Missy at 252-354-6887, 252-504-1336 or

Carolina Maritime Model Society Meeting | 2pm - 3pm

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 entire state and has become a major vehicle for widening public interest in North Carolina's maritime history and culture. Free admission. Membership is open to all members of the Friends of the Maritime Museum. For more details, 252-728-7317 or

Save the Date! Beach Keeper Event! | all day

May 13 Volunteers are needed to help keep the Crystal Coast pristine. Join Cape Lookout National Seashore, the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores and the Crystal Coast TDA in removing marine debris from Shackleford Banks. The event is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required and transportation to the island is provided. For registration details,


White & Allen, P.A. The People's Law School

Kinston-Lenoir County Public Library
White & Allen, P.A., Attorney Jim Purnell will address the considerations of owning NFA firearms and the benefits of establishing a Gun Trust. Jim is a member of the NC State Bar and is a Certified Financial Planner. His practice is concentrated in the areas of estate planning and administration, corporate law and tax planning. Attorney Ashley Stucker will discuss domestic law and various issues that might pertain to you and your family. Ashley is a member of the NC State Bar and the Family Law Section of the NC Bar Association. Her practice is concentrated in litigation with an emphasis on criminal and domestic law.

Misty Murphrey (252) 527-8000 ext 263

Out of the Box for Homelessness

First CHristian Church, Greenville, NC
“Out of the Box for Homelessness”
WHO: Salt & Light Youth
WHEN: Friday, May 6th @ 5pm – Saturday, May 7th @ 8am
WHERE: First Christian Church front Lawn
WHY: To raise money & Awareness for Homelessness

Dawn Manning

Amy Clipston - Author Event

Farmville Public Library, 4276 West Church Street, Farmville, NC 27828
The Farmville Library is pleased to announce that they will have award winning Amish and Inspirational Fiction author Amy Clipston speak at 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 21st at the Library. After the presentation she will be doing a book signing of her books including her Amish Baker and Lancaster Hotel series.

She will be speaking about her career as an author of Amish fiction and the real life trials she and her husband have went through. She will begin with how she began her career in writing, and then in more detail about her research on Amish communities and how it has impacted her fiction.

Amy will also be speaking about her own real-life inspirational story. In 2011 her husband was facing kidney failure, and she actually became the donor for a kidney transplant. This is a struggle she has chronicled in her non-fiction book, “The Gift of Love: One Woman's Journey to Save a Life.”

Amy earned a degree in Communications from Virginia Wesleyan College and is a member of the Authors Guild, American Christian Fiction Writers, and Romance Writers of America. She has won the Selah Award (for Christian fiction) and the Holt Medallion (for romance writing). Amy lives and works in Charlotte, NC area with her husband, two sons, mother, and “three spoiled rotten cats.”

This free program has been sponsored by the Friends of the Farmville Public Library. For more information please contact the library at (252) 753-3355, or e-mail

David Miller,, (252) 753-3355

The Blind Center Rock~A~Thon Vendor Fest and Craft Show

At The Blind Center 221 N. Harvey St Washington, NC 27889
Come join us to support our blind and visually impaired clients as they rock to raise money for the center.
There will be Vendor booths set up and The Blind Center Gift Shop will be running a one day only sale.
Also there will be Live Entertainment throughout the day!
And a BBQ plate sale for $7.00 per please contact The Blind Center for BBQ plate tickets.

Executive Director Chip Laughinghouse 946-6208

Kinston Prayer Breakfast

The Gate 201 E. Gordon Street, Kinston NC
At this crucial time in our nation, we can do nothing more important than pray. Please join us on May 5, as we go before the Lord and ask Him to move across our city and this land, as we seek to incorporate prayer into each of our lives.

Donna Hardy 252-939-3223
Steve Jefferson 252-521-0438

Eastern North Carolina Fashion Week

Jacksonville, NC
Formerly Jacksonville NC Fashion Week, Eastern North Carolina Fashion Week has grown and been rebranded to encompass the entire Eastern NC region. The event will include a hair/beauty launch, exclusive parties, a fashion concert, and two runway shows: Friday's Ready to Wear Show, and Saturday's Couture Fashion Show.

Tina Gibson

Season Kickoff

4001 W. Main St. Ext. Williamston, NC 27892
Martin County Farmer's Market Season kickoff. Fresh produce, honey, eggs, jams, cheese, plants, crafts, and more.

Jean Brownfield

UMO at Washington Open House

Washington, NC
The University of Mount Olive at Washington located at 4525 Hwy 264 West in Washington are participating in an UMO Global Open House on Thursday, May 19th from 5:30PM – 7:00pm. There will be giveaways for everyone in attendance and special drawings. Alumni, Faculty & Staff will be available to answer questions and provide information regarding all of our programs. Light refreshments will be served.

Lita Ward, Location Director 252-940-0146




Annual Kinston/Lenoir County National Day of Prayer

Grainger Stadium on Vernon Ave.
Annual Kinston/Lenoir County
National Day of Prayer

Thursday, May 5th
12:00 Noon

Grainger Stadium on Vernon Ave.
(Free Pepsi this year sponsored by Minges Bottling Co.)

Annual Kinston/Lenoir County National Day of Prayer

Grainger Stadium on Vernon Ave.
Annual Kinston/Lenoir County
National Day of Prayer

will be observed

Thursday, May 5th
at 12:00 Noon

in Grainger Stadium on Vernon Ave.
(Free Pepsi this year)
Moved from courthouse steps due to street construction.

Heritage Farm Fest

The Heritage Farm Fest is dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of farming, fishing, forestry, and family life 50+ years ago. Free event includes parade of horses and antique tractors, food, lively demonstrations, crafts and more.

Ann Liston, 252-489-0349

Washington Garden Club's Annual Herb Sale

North Carolina Estuarium 233 Water Street, Washington, NC
Washington Garden Club's
Annual Herb Sale

Saturday, May 7, 2016
9:30 am to 1:30 pm

North Carolina Estuarium
233 Water Street, Washington, NC

You will find mature herb plants from A (Anise) to Y (Yarrow) just in time for planting. This year, we will offer “Pass Along Plants” from our gardens and gently used garden accessories - you never know what you’ll find.

All just in time for Mother's Day, May 8th.

Retiree Appreciation Day

MCB Camp Lejeune
Information and Health Fair

Luis J Alers- Dejesus
Retired Affairs Officer
Marine Corps Installations East
Joseph "Randy" Reichler Reception Center Bldg. 60 Rm. 143 Molly Pitcher Lane Camp Lejeune NC 28542
(910) 451-0287
(910) 451-0677 FAX


Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort Event Center 777 Casino Dr. Cherokee, NC 28719

JUNE 30, 2016

Toby Keith comes to Cherokee for the first time as a part of his "Interstates and Tailgates Tour."

Toby Keith released 4 albums from 1993 - 1997, all of which had chart singles and certified gold. But Keith really came into his own with the 1999 release of "How Do you Like Me Now?" which was certified platinum and stayed at number 1 on Billboard for 5 months. Since then he's released 13 studio albums, 2 Christmas albums and four compilation albums.

In June 2015, Keith was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Far from capping off his career, he continues to belt out new hits. His most recent album, "35 MPH Town" debuted last October at #2 on Billboard's Top Country Albums.

Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 8pm. Tickets go on sale at Ticketmaster locations on Friday, April 1. (No April fools.)

Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort Event Center
777 Casino Dr.
Cherokee, NC 28719

Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort's spectacular 3,000 plus seat Event Center is the leading events, entertainment and concert venue in the Southeast. The massive Event Center stage is 60-foot by 40-foot and framed by large HD resolution 32-foot screens. The facility boasts a sophisticated, state-of-the-art speaker system as well as the highest quality theatrical lighting available and was selected to Billboard Magazine's Top 25 Hottest clubs in North America for two consecutive years.
About Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort:
An enterprise of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation, Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort is located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina. The Casino has 150,000 square feet of gaming space, and offers traditional table games such as black jack, roulette and craps. The property also features over 1,100 hotel rooms, the Le Fu Men gaming area, 10 restaurants, the ESSENCE Lounge, the luxurious 18,000 square feet Mandara Spa and seven retail shops. In addition to the 56-acre property, guests have privileged access to the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation-owned Sequoyah National Golf Club.
For complete details please click here.

About Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel:
An enterprise of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation, Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel is located near Murphy, North Carolina. Upon completion, the Cherokee County facility will feature 50,000 square feet of gaming space with over 1,000 slots and 70 traditional table games, food court and a 300-room, full service hotel.

Pitt County Master Gardeners Plant Sale

903 Government Circle, Greenville, NC
11th Annual Pitt County Master Gardeners' Plant Sale to be held on Saturday, May 14th from 10-12 (9 am for Friends of the Arboretum).

Just in time for Mother's Day!

Event will be held at the Pitt County Arboretum, 903 Government Circle, Greenville, NC

Elaine Seeman, 252 714 9899

Greenville Women's Empowerment Conference

Greenville Covention Center
20% of all vendor fees and sponsorship's will go directly to Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina to support Pitt County area.

Chenele Coleman-Sellers 252-258-0644
Kelly McNair, Web Master 919-820-0791

Crystal Coast Weekly Events -March 21-27, 2016

The Crystal Coast
The Crystal Coast
Weekly Calendar of Events
March 21, 2016 - March 27, 2016

Now until- Beaufort Historic Association Summer Camp Sign-up | all day

July 19 The Beaufort Historical Association’s summer camp gives students the opportunity to tour and learn about each of the buildings and the gardens on the Beaufort Historic Site. Campers will participate in colonial activities to learn about life in early America. The three-day Summer History Day Camp is for children ages 8-11 years old. There will be two sessions for students to choose from: July 19-21 and July 26-28. Camp runs from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm each day. To register call 252-728-5225 or

March 22 Escoffier Dinner Series | 6pm - 8pm
Carteret Community College Culinary School graduates and three local chefs, noted for their fine cuisine will offer a dinner series featuring specially prepared four-course meals. The public can enjoy the dinners while helping local students realize their culinary dreams internationally. The dinners will be held at the Crystal Coast Civic Center. Individual dinners are $60. For more details, 252-222-6056.

March 24 Spring Flowers & Wine Tasting | 6pm - 8pm
Carolina Home & Garden hosts a "Spring Flowers & Wine Tasting" event Thursday March 24 from 6-8PM in Newport. Must be at least 21 to taste the wines. For more details,

March 26 Morehead City Parks & Recreation Easter Egg Hunt | 9:30am - 12pm
The Easter Egg Hunt will take place 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! For more details, 252-726-5083.
Carolina Home & Garden Easter Egg Hunt | 11am - 4pm
Easter Egg Hunt is at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 26. Bring your own basket. The Easter Bunny will be there from 11am - 4pm for photos with the children. Flavored shaved ice available from 11:30am - 12:30pm. For more details,

Beaufort Historic Association’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt | 11am - 2pm
Hop over to the Beaufort Historic Site at 130 Turner Street and join the fun at the Beaufort Historical Association’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Children ages seven and younger are invited to search for hidden eggs filled with candy and enjoy light refreshments. This is a free event; all you need to bring is your Easter basket and arrive early to position yourself for the start of the hunt! The gates to the grounds will open at 11 o’ clock sharp for all age groups. For more details, 252-728-5225 or

Super 5K

Join us for our Super 5K on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 8:00 AM at TWIN RIVERS YMCA.
This family friendly event is open to strollers, dogs, and even grandparents.
Registration can be completed at and 100% of the proceeds go to support the Annual Campaign-strengthening the foundations of our community.

Adrienne Payton; 252-638-8799;

Bridgeton Blueberry Festival

Bridgeton Harbor Marina 1101 B St, Bridgeton, NC
The festival will have an array of local crafters, vendors selling goods, and businesses from Craven County to help celebrate the luscious, tangy bite of the local blueberry! Planning is underway to share blueberry baked goods, blueberry pancakes, a blueberry baking competition, activities for kids, displays for the adults, dogs for adoption from the Colonial Humane Society, music entertainment for all, great food, and lots of snacks for everyone! Bring your cameras, bring your kids, bring your grandma, your cousins, your neighbors, your in-laws, and help us celebrate the blueberry!

Look for updates on Facebook at "Bridgeton BlueberryFest." If anyone would like to participate as a volunteer, a vendor, or a donor/sponsor, please contact

Sherri LeFever at:


Pitt County Wildlife Club, 3029 NC 222, Greenville, NC 27834
This event is open to the public and is designed to create opportunities to learn about firearms in a safe environment. The purpose is also to encourage, educate and mentor women in responsible participation of recreational shooting. It will be a safe, fun, and non-competitive introduction to shooting sports and basic firearm marksmanship in multiple shooting disciplines. Our goal is to develop in women a passion for shooting sports which in turn, will bring family and friends into the sport, generating a positive introduction to the many shooting opportunities at the Pitt County Wildlife Club.

Sign in begins at 8-8:45 AM, and a mandatory safety briefing for all shooters will begin promptly at 8:45 AM. This clinic will be held rain or shine.

Fee: $25.00 / Guests of the participants may eat lunch for $5.00 donation.

Registration: You are strongly encouraged to pre-register as this is a popular event and spaces fill rapidly. Make check out to PCWC.
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds if you choose no to participate. Registration at the door will be accepted if space is available. We try not to turn anyone away, so come.

Contacts for Questions: Bebe Atkinson 321-2233
Rick Brixon 752-1256
Angel Melvin 756-3119
Mimi Fulk (Text Only) 917-2287

For more detailed map, please use:

9th Annual Crystal Coast Boat Show

Downtown Morehead City Waterfront
The 2016 Crystal Coast Boat Show, at the Downtown Morehead City waterfront, on May 21st and 22nd is shaping up to have more boats, vendors, artists, vintage automobiles and entertainment than ever before. Captain Steve Miller, chairman of the Boat Show Committee, said, “We’re becoming one of the biggest boat shows in this part of the state. Before the end of last year’s show, dealers and vendors were signing up for 2016. We already have more boats in the water than we’ve ever had before and I wouldn’t be surprised if we see the same with the boats on land.”

The Crystal Coast Boat Show features both new and used boats, in-water and on land, 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 21, 9 am to 5pm and on Sunday, May 22, 9 am to 4pm. Food and beverages will be available.

Something new this year are the fishing seminars being given by Coastal Carolina Fisherman E-Magazine. Topics should include: Trout and Redfishing, Flounder Fishing, Tying Various Fishing Knots, King Fishing, Balloon Fishing, Choosing the Right Lure and Saltwater Fly Fishing. These seminars are free and open to the public.

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 21st, at Katherine Davis Park, the Morehead City Chapter, Antique Automobile Club of America will hold its 43rd annual car show featuring vintage vehicles that are no less than 25 years old.

Then, on Sunday, May 22nd at Katherine Davis Park, the Morehead City After Hours Rotary Club will host a regional Cornhole Tournament starting at 12:30 pm. Burgers, hot dogs and cold beer will be available for sale. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. To register, email

On both Saturday and Sunday, at the 10th Street beach, Sail Carteret, a new non-profit organization, will be holding sailing races and offering free rides. They’ll also have demonstrations and displays.

Sponsors for the Crystal Coast Boat Show include Bud Light, The Boathouse at Front Street Village, WRNS, Crystal Coast Boats, EZ Docks, the Town of Morehead City, Chalk and Gibbs, Portside Marina, Potash Corp of Aurora, Intercoastal Finance, Starling Marine, Jack Martin and Associates and Coastal Press.
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 or or call 252-808-0440.


Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort Event Center 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee, NC 28719


A Tribute to the King of Pop

If seeing is believing, then you'll be a believer. DIRECT FROM LAS VEGAS, "Man In the Mirror" captures the essence of a Michael Jackson concert complete with dancers and special effects. Man in the Mirror takes the audience through all the greatest hits of Michael Jackson. From the days of the Jackson 5, through some of Michael's last songs.

Saturday, April 30 at 7:30pm

Rascal Flatts

Since their musical debut in 2000, the band has sold over 22.5 million albums, 28 million digital downloads and delivered 15 #1 singles to the top of the charts. Rascal Flatts is the most awarded Country group of the past decade, earning over 40 trophies from the ACAs, ACMs, AMAs, CMAs, People's Choice Awards and more. As one of the hottest-selling acts on tour in any genre, they've sold over 7 million concert tickets, and counting.

Friday, May 27 at 9pm

Tickets for both events go on sale February 5 - visit or call 1-800-745-3000

Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort Event Center
777 Casino Drive
Cherokee, NC 28719

Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort's spectacular 3,000 plus seat Event Center is the leading events, entertainment and concert venue in the Southeast. The massive Event Center stage is 60-foot by 40-foot and framed by large HD resolution 32-foot screens. The facility boasts a sophisticated, state-of-the-art speaker system as well as the highest quality theatrical lighting available and was selected to Billboard Magazine's Top 25 Hottest clubs in North America for two consecutive years.
About Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort:
An enterprise of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation, Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort is located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina. The Casino has 150,000 square feet of gaming space, and offers traditional table games such as black jack, roulette and craps. The property also features over 1,100 hotel rooms, the Le Fu Men gaming area, 10 restaurants, the ESSENCE Lounge, the luxurious 18,000 square feet Mandara Spa and seven retail shops. In addition to the 56-acre property, guests have privileged access to the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation-owned Sequoyah National Golf Club.
For complete details please click here.
For further information contact:

Michael Fisher
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
777 Casino Drive, Cherokee, NC 28719

12th Annual Lobster and Shrimp Fest

Partnership for Children of Wayne County
The Partnership for Children of Wayne County's 12th Annual Lobster & Shrimp Fest!
Friday, May 6, 2016.
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Fast Drive thru Pick-up!
Deadline to order is April 29, 2016!
Tickets will be available beginning in March and must be purchased in advance.
Please call our office at 919-735-3371 for more information.



Oct 3, 2015 7:00am - 1:00pm

WESTSIDE FWB CHURCH - Family Life Center 1205 Lynn Drive Kinston, NC 28503
"One man's trash is another man's treasure..."

Make room for new blessings! Reserve a 10 x 10 space for just $10, and sell some of the stuff you don't need anymore. Your space will include a table and all the chairs you may need. Extra tables are $5 each and/or you may bring your own extra table.

This is a great way to earn some money and clean house at the same time. Sign up today to join the yard sale or donate your items to the church to be sold.

Vendors are welcome! Pampered Chef Independent Consultant, Cathy Bryant, will be available from 8am to noon.

Our kitchen will be open for breakfast and lunch so come hungry!

To sign up, contact Sandy or Brad Tilghman at 252-522-5729.

Piedmont Come to the Table

Elon Community Church, 271 N Williamson Ave, Elon, NC 27244
Since 2007, people throughout North Carolina have gathered together for regional Come to the Table Conferences. These full- day events bring together members of the faith community with farmers, gardeners, farm workers, educators, health professionals and community organizations to find ways to relieve hunger and support local agriculture. The conferences include plenaries, topical breakout sessions, lunch, and networking opportunities.

Find Out More:
To Register Online:

Farmville VFB 100th Anniversary Event

Apr 11, 2015 10am to 3pm

3713 N Main St in Farmville
The Farmville Volunteer Fire Department is celebrating 100 years of service! Help us celebrate on Saturday, April 18th!

There will be antique fire trucks and equipment along with fun and games for the kids, food and drink and more!

Contact Hunter Walters at 252-754-4669 for more information.

Indoor Yard Sale (rain or shine)

Apr 11, 2015 6:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Westside FWB Church in Kinston, 1205 Lynn Drive
Looking to earn a little money or make room for new things after spring cleaning? Reserve a 10x10 space with a table and chairs for just $10.00 and sell your items. Vendors are welcome.

Or stop by and browse the various items for sale.

The kitchen will be open for breakfast and lunch so come hungry!

To sign up or for more information, contact Sandy Tilghman at (252) 522-5729.

Harlem Ambassadors Tour

Mar 17, 2015 6:00pm (doors open at 5:15pm)

Washington High School Gym
Hoops and hijinks are coming to Washington when our very own local challengers, the First Responders Dream Team, take on the Harlem Ambassadors in a comedy basketball show the whole family will enjoy.

The Harlem Ambassadors offer a unique brand of Harlem-style basketball, featuring high-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball-handling tricks, hilarious comedy routines, music, dancing and games for the kids!

Tickets are on sale at First Bank, the Chamber of Commerce, and Frank's Pizza. Advance purchase of adult tickets are $5.00. Price at the door is $6.00.

Proceeds benefit the Beaufort County Police Activities League (BC PAL) and the Rotary Club and will be used to fund Beaufort County community projects and First Responder Programs.

For more information, contact or call (252) 946-4171.

IM FITT Grand Opening

Jan 27, 2015 11:00am

Beaufort County Community College campus, Washington, N.C. 27889
Beaufort County Community College will mark the completion of a new fitness trail and exercise stations with a grand opening scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, outside of Building 8 on the BCCC campus. The event will feature a short presentation, refreshments and an inaugural walk led by BCCC students, faculty and staff along the one-mile-long Interactive Multipurpose Fitness and Interval Training Trail, or IM FITT. The trail also features three exercise stations for flexibility, aerobic and strength training that will also be introduced during the grand opening. Construction of the walking trail was funded by a $150,000 grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust as part of Healthy Places North Carolina.

Sara Singleton, Grant Writer, 252-940-6271 or Betty Gray, Public Relations Coordinator, 252-940-6387

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!

The OBX Success Job & Career Fair

Mar 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.

Dover Community Eggstravaganza

Apr 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

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

Apr 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,, or visit

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

SUNDAY NIGHT SING featuring Made By Mercy Trio

Mar 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


Apr 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 or 252-940-6217

Always a Bridesmaid

Mar 28, 2014 - Apr 6, 2014 ---

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,

Little Swift Creek Vol. Fire Dept. BBQ Fundraiser

Mar 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

Koinonia Christian Church Community Gas Giveaway

Mar 29, 2014 8-10 am

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

Greenville Brushstrokes Clothesline Art Show

Apr 26, 2014 10 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


Apr 8, 2014 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

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

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

Mar 1, 2014 - Mar 28, 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.

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 or

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 (, through email at (, or by phone at 252-746-4470.

North Carolina's Crystal Coast - Weekly Calendar Of Events

Feb 21, 2014 - Feb 22, 2014 --

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 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, 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: (252-247-4003)
North Carolina Maritime Museum: (252-728-7317)
Beaufort Historic Site: (252-728-5225)
Fort Macon State Park: (252-726-3775)
The History Place: (252-247-7533)
Core Sound Waterfowl Museum: (252-728-1500)
Cape Lookout National Seashore: (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

3rd Annual “Birds in Harmony”

Mar 25, 2014 - Apr 6, 2014 --

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

ShamRock! For Local Music Festival

Mar 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

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 from the Backstreet Pub, Clawson’s Restaurant and Hannah’s Haus in Beaufort.

Great Glow Run benefitting Easter Seals UCP

May 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 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

Dare Day Festival

Jun 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

4th Annual Carolina Strawberry Festival

May 9, 2014 - May 10, 2014 --

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

Mardi Gras on Middle Lane

Mar 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

The King & I

Mar 20, 2014 - Mar 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

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

Mar 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