Selected Community Events

Save Email Print Bookmark and Share

Swing Dance

Tipsy Teapot, 409 Evans Street, Greenville, NC
Swing Dance sponsored by Folk Arts Society of Greenville and Uptown Greenville
FREE


Folk Arts Society of Greenville
252-752-7350
fasgnc@gmail.com



Carteret County GOP Headquarters Grand Opening

5370-K Highway 70 (Brandywine Crossing) across from Kurtis Chevrolet, Morehead City
Coffee & donuts will be served. Meet the GOP candidates.

Jennifer Hudson
252-726-1318
547 Broad Creek Loop Road, Newport, NC 28570



Edgecombe Arts 3rd Annual Bluegrass Festival

Tarboro, NC
Join us for a day of Bluegrass Music featuring the music of Sweet Potato Pie, Sourwood Mountain Band, Tar River Boys, and more! Bring a chair! Food and Craft Vendors will be onsite. Tickets are $15/person in advance, $20/day of event, and kids 10 and under are free! For advance tickets, go to http://www.edgecombearts.org/product/advance-bluegrass-ticket/ or call/pick up tickets at Blount-Bridgers House, 130 Bridgers Street, Tarboro.

Joyce Turner, 252-823-4159, www.edgecombearts.org


Black Creek Heritage Day Festival

Town of Black Creek 112 West Center St.
Outside event with the 9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit from NY, live entertainment, arts, crafts & food vendors, NC Division of Confederate Veterans campsite, cannon firing, yesteryear demonstrators, children's inflatables, face/hair painting, Smokey The Bear, car/tractor show, raffle/door prizes, hay rides just to name a few. Vendors and sponsors welcome. Come out ad join us for a family oriented event for everyone.

Ellen E. Dawson 252-243-3540


Monster Energy Cup

Sam Boyd Stadium
The world’s top motocross/supercross riders face-off for a shot at winning the lucrative $1,000,000 purse on a hybrid motocross/supercross-inspired track.

UNLV Tickets


2014 SHRM State Conference

Greenville Convention Center and Hilton
Society of Human Resource Management is having their annual conference in Greenville, NC

Log onto www.hookedonhr.com for further information


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!




Fall into the Holidays Extravaganza

Washington Moose Family Center. 322 Flanders Filters Rd. Washington, NC 27889
Crafter & Vendor extravaganza! Come on out and see the products first hand; purchase what you’re needing for that perfect gift or get your order in before the rush.

Eva H. Leggett with the Washington Women of the Moose @ 252-402-1808


The Mark Hoggard Memorial Sing

Williamston First Pentecostal Holiness Church. Williamston, NC 1000 North Haughton Street
This year the artist appearing will be The Harvesters, Curtis Hyler and Jubilation and Steadfast. Concessions will be available.

Mark Hoggard (Jr) 252-217-2898


Carteret Community Theatre, Inc. Purchases It's New Home . . . . . The Carteret Community Theatre will House Various Events for the public, including CCT's own Productions

n/a
CARTERET COMMUNITY THEATRE, INC.
PURCHASES ITS NEW HOME

Morehead City, NC—June 26, 2014: Carteret Community Theatre, Inc. (CCT), in continuous operation in Carteret County since 1948, has a new, first-time home. CCT has purchased the Crystal Coast Jamboree/The Morehead Center for the Performing Arts and Events at 1311 Arendell Street and is open for business as the Carteret Community Theatre.

The purchase of the facility represents a long-time goal of the Theatre to have a permanent home and venue for its theatrical productions as well as those events of other organizations. Many contributions from community members and audiences who have attended CCT productions for decades made it possible for the Theatre to bring this purchase to fruition.

Robin Hamm, CCT president, said that the “permanent home for the Theatre has been a long-time goal (and dream) for decades that has finally been realized. We the Theatre are standing on the shoulders of our many Special Contributors and audiences who have, through their generosity, allowed us to purchase this wonderful working theatre auditorium. We also owe a special debt of gratitude to Ed Grafton, previous owner of the facility, who allowed our organization to achieve our dream. After 66 years, we finally have a home.”

The Carteret Community Theatre will house various events for the public, including CCT’s own productions. On July 11, On The Border (an Eagles Tribute band) will perform at 8 p.m. On July 18, The Original Wailers will perform at 8 p.m. A CCT production at the new Theatre—“The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical”—will be held July 22-27 (a one-week run with two matinees at 2 p.m. on July 26 and 27, all other shows at 8 p.m.).

August 15 will bring noted country/western star Lorrie Morgan to the Theatre. Another CCT production will occur in September—“Dividing the Estate,” written by Oscar and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote. The show will be presented September 4-7 and September 11-14 (2 p.m. matinees on September 7 and September 14, all other shows at 8 p.m.). On September 27, the Steep Canyon Rangers, the bluegrass group recently inducted into the NC Music Hall of Fame, will perform at 8 p.m.

Tickets for these shows and others are sold on the following website: crystalcoastjamboree.tix.com

Individuals who wish to volunteer and help the Theatre in its many roles of service to the community are encouraged to contact Robin Hamm (252-247-5838) or Bob Malone (252-728-7550).


252-247-5838 or 252-728-7550


Madame Butterfly

The Stevens Center - 405 4th st NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
"A heartbreaking love story ... a tragic betrayal ... an American navel officer marries a young Japanese girl for convenience only to leave her while she faithfully awaits his return. Set in 1890's Japan, Giacomo Puccini's devastating saga of devotion, tradition and sacrifice is among the most beloved operas of all times."
Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

October 31st 8pm
November 2nd 2pm
November 4th 7:30pm

Piedmont Opera - 336.725.7101 - info@piedmontopera.org


Winterville Senior Citizens Club Presents a Fabulous 5 Day / 4 Night Vacation to The Holy Land Experience

Orlando


Your Package Includes: 4 Nights Hotel Accommodations, 4 Breakfasts at you Hotel, 3 Wonderful Dinners

The Arabian Nights Dinner Show: The Royal Celebration.
Arabian Nights' Royal Celebration presents a tale of intrigue, magic, and love. You are invited to witness the magnificent wedding of the beautiful Princess Amirah and the bold Prince Raswan, and the joining of the two most powerful Bedouin Kingdoms, the Saglawi and the Ruala. Join us, as the magic of the great Genie and the mysterious Sorcerer take us to the corners of the earth to deliver spectacles of wonder on horseback.

Admission to the Holy Land Experience in Orlando:
The Holy Land Experience is a living, biblical museum that takes you 6000 miles away and 2000 years back in time to the land of the Bible. It's unique sights, sounds and tastes stimulate your senses and blend together to create a spectacular, new experience.

Enjoy Shopping at Orlando Premium Outlets:
Featuring 180 of your favorite brands under one roof. Orlando Premium Outlets on International Dr is the largest outlet center in the southeast.

Date of Trip: October 6th - October 10th, 2014

Price: $510.00 per person - Double Occupancy
$73.00 Due by 3/31/14 Last Payment Due by 9/3/14

Travel Protection: Can be purchased at $51.00/per person for Double Occupancy. If you wish to purchase Travel Protection, please send a separate check made payable to the PML Travel & Tours. Travel Protection should be purchased at the time of your initial deposit to ensure full benefits.

Fuel surcharges by all transportation companies may be assessed.

For more information and / or reservations, please contact:
Beatrice Henderson @ 252-355-2572



16th Annual Black Creek Heritage Day Festival

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

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

The event is Free to the public.

n/a


Alive at Five Concerts Move to Jaycee Park

n/a


Alive at Five Concerts Move to Jaycee Park


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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







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, downeastwriter@gmail.com, or visit https://dawn-d-wilson-workshop.eventbrite.com.



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



Gullfest

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 theresae@beaufortccc.edu 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, rmalone@ec.rr.com


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
919-614-0257



Koinonia Christian Church Community Gas Giveaway

Mar 29, 2014 8-10 am

Greenville
KCC will sponsor a community gas giveaway at three locations in Greenville, to the first 200 individuals at each location.

Christie James-- 252-341-3906


Greenville Brushstrokes Clothesline Art Show

Apr 26, 2014 10 a.m.to 4 p.m.

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

Dorothy Jensen 252 355 6543
www.greenvillebrushstrokes.com



CANDIDATES' FORUM

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

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

Monica Gibbs, 252 617-3067


The North Carolina Bluegrass Association will host Bluegrass Jams

In the pavilion at Waynesborough Park in Goldsboro


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


First Saturdays April - October
Noon-3pm

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


www.NCBluegrass.org



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 loveaseaturtle.com or runtheeast.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Save the Dates -- March 28 through April 13
North Carolina Science Festival
Check the calendar and the website for A Time For Science events during the state-wide North Carolina Science Festival.

For information or for registrations contact ATFS through the website (www.atimeforscience.org), through email at (atfs@atimeforscience.org), or by phone at 252-746-4470.


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 www.carteret.edu/foundation. Upcoming film is :“A Hijacking” (Denmark – Rated R)

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

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

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

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

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

Elizabeth Barrow
Director of Local Public Relations
Crystal Coast Tourism Authority
3409 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
252-726-8148 X 109
www.crystalcoastnc.org



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 john@beaufortmusicfestival.com.


Tickets for the three-hour event are $10 and all proceeds benefit the Beaufort Music Festival, which will be held during the weekend of May 10, 2014. Advance tickets can be purchased at www.beaufortmusicfestival.com from the Backstreet Pub, Clawson’s Restaurant and Hannah’s Haus in Beaufort.


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 GreatGlowRun.com for just $35. Unless sold out, day of event registration is $50. Active duty military are eligible for a special $25 registration; team discounts also available. Entry fee includes bib, timing chip, race t-shirt, bib, glow decoration and entrance to the post-race Afterglow party.


Patrick Curran (919) 783-8898 x8907


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 www.onslowcountync.gov/library.