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Utmost Praise Concert

Joslyn Hall, Carteret Community College, 3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC
"Utmost Praise" will be holding a concert on Saturday, February 20, at 7 p.m. The concert will be held in Joslyn Hall on the campus of Carteret Community College. "Utmost Praise" is a gospel group who understands the anguish associated with cancer and shares God's love and hope through music and fundraising. The concert will benefit Relay for Life and is sponsored by St. James United Methodist Church, Newport. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and admission is $5.



Susan Smith, (252) 223-5387


Neuse River Music Fest

Lenoir Community College Student Center - 231 NC Hwy 58 South, Kinston, NC 28504
The Neuse River Music Fest will be held on February 19-20, 2016, at Lenoir Community College’s Student Center. This year's entertainment includes bluegrass favorites The Grascals, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, Blue Highway, The Boxcars, The Malpass Brothers, Hwy 58, Reno & Harrell, Ted Jones & The Tarheel Boys, and the esteemed crossover band, The Bellamy Brothers.

The Bellamy Brothers, along with The Grascals, will be attending this year’s VIP Reception on Saturday evening for autographs and photo opportunities. Tickets are limited, so buy yours today!

Bluegrass and country music fans are treated to an entire weekend of music, raffles, and more. The volunteers, committee, staff/faculty, and LCC administration are vital to the success of this event, so thank you for your support each year!

Proceeds from this event benefit the Lenoir Community College Foundation Scholarship Program.

More info: neuserivermusicfest.com

Tickets: neuserivermusicfest.tix.com

Patrick Bliss, Special Events Coordinator
(252) 233-6843, pjbliss52@lenoircc.edu



GI Joe's Military Museum and Salute! Honor Eugene Jacques Bullard

GI JOE'S Military Museum, 211 N. Herritage Street in Kinston, NC
GI Joe's Military Museum and Salute! Honor Eugene Jacques Bullard, the 1st African-American pilot in WW1 on Sunday, February 21st, 2-4 p.m. at GI JOE'S Military Museum, 211 N. Herritage Street in Kinston. Help us to celebrate the life of an amazing man!




NORTH CAROLINA’S CRYSTAL COAST Weekly Calendar of Events Feburary 8th - 14th, 2016

North Carolina's Crystal Coast
Feb 8: Succulent Seafood Series - 2—4 pm Local chefs demonstrate how to prepare fresh local seafood
with a flourish. Sessions include a taste test! Ages 12 and up, $15. Feb. 8 – Island Grille in Atlantic
Beach. Details, 252-247-4003 or www.ncaquariums.com.
Feb 10: Merry Time for Tots: Boats that Float - 10—11 am Preschoolers and their caregivers will
learn to judge different items (cannon balls, toy boats, spoons, etc.) and decide if they will float or sink
before testing their hypothesis with a VERY scientific experiment in a pool of water. Students will also
learn about some of the different boats that frequent our coast before making their very own blow boats
from kits supplied by the Museum’s Watercraft Center. Ages 2-5. Free. Space is limited, preregistration
required. Details, 252-728-7317 or www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.
Feb 12: Friday Free Flicks – 7—9 pm Movies are family oriented. Free and open to the public, children
must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn and drink for $1.00. Please bring chairs and or blankets,
no outside beverages or snacks. Emerald Isle Parks and Rec. Details, 252-354-6350.
Feb 12—15: Bistro By the Sea’s Valentine’s Weekend Event - 5—9 pm 2016 Valentine’s 3 Day
Weekend! Did you know you will have a 3 day weekend for this Valentine’s Day? Yes, Monday, Feb.
15 is President’s Day, a Federal Holiday! Happenings at the Bistro on the Piano Bar Friday and Saturday!
David Robinson, Jazz Sax, Fri., Feb. 12, Bill Alexander, Pianist, Sat., Feb. 13. Regular Menu offered
on Friday & Saturday. Bistro’s Valentine’s Day, Sun., Feb. 14, 2016 from 5 to 9 pm Reservations
Accepted for 3 seatings. Bonny Morden, Violist performing from 6 to 9 pm. Limited Reservations Accepted
by calling 252-247-2777. Ask for Libby!
Feb 14: The Heart of the Sea - 2—4 pm Come for a Valentine’s Day presentation about our beloved
whale Echo (the 33.5-foot long sperm whale skeleton at the Museum) and his heart. Learn about putting
together his skeleton and preserving his heart. This presentation covers the story of Bonehenge, a
massive volunteer effort that culminated with the skeletal display of a sperm whale and its heart. When
the adolescent male whale came ashore at Cape Lookout in 2004, his bones and heart were preserved
for study and display. During the process, his heart was sent to the University of Tennessee for plastination.
You will have the opportunity to touch and photograph the heart. Free Admission. No advance
registration required. Walk-ins welcome. Details, 252-728-7317 or www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.
Feb 14: Operation Obstacle Teen Event - 4—8 pm Join us for a special event that’s 100% dedicated
to TEENS. Only $10 each gets an all access pass to BAZOOKA BATTLE (similar to laser tag), THE
GAUNTLET (a HUGE indoor obstacle course), Music, Dancing, Games, Prizes and MORE! Concessions
available for purchase. CCPR Staff will provide a safe & fun environment so rest easy parents!
Crystal Coast Civic Center. Details, 252-222-5858.
Feb 13: Valentine’s Murder Mystery! - 6—10 pm Could you and your sweetheart solve a crime together?
Celebrate this Valentine's Day by becoming sleuths at the Aquarium in a special masqueradethemed
murder mystery dinner. You must be age 18 or older to partake of this after-hours, adults-only
event. Activities work best when done in pairs and tickets are sold in twos, so bring a spouse, a sweetheart,
or a friend to share in the fun. Details, 252-247-4003 or http://www.ncaquariums.com/.
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US Coast Guard Auxiliary Safe Boating Course

Emerald Isle, NC 28594


US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Swansboro Flotilla 20-10
Spring is quickly approaching, and you can take advantage of this down time by learning about boating, by attending one of the Coast Guard Auxiliary's boating classes. Our first About Boating Safely class is onSaturday, February 20, from 8 AM to 4 PM, and is an introduction to boating and how to be safe on the water. Federal and State requirements are covered in the class, and a Boater Safety Certificate is awarded at the successful completion of each class, something anyone born on or after 01/01/1988, must have to operate a vessel of more than 10 HP on NC waters. Our classes are held at Coast Guard Station Emerald Isle, and are limited to 12 students. We also provide free vessel exams; know that your vessel meets the minimum standards required by law, before you go out, to avoid fines on the water. And yes, kayaks do have safety requirements. To find more boating classes, more information on a class, or to schedule a courtesy Vessel Exam, go to Swansboroaux.com. To register for a class contact Steve Mathusek at smathusek@ec.rr.com or call (610) 331-6764.

Steve Mathusek 610-331-6764


Tuppence presents “Songs of Love and Life”

Trent River Coffee Company
Tuppence presents “Songs of Love and Life”
at Trent River Coffee Company
Friday, February 12

Tuppence, a folk music duo comprised of Sara and Simon Spalding, will present a program “Songs of Love and Life” at Trent River Coffee Company in New Bern, on Friday, February 12. Sara and Simon sing and play fiddle, guitar, mandolin, “octar”, and more. The program will feature songs of love, lust, and romantic misadventure from over three centuries, including traditional and contemporary ballads, Ragtime, sea songs, fiddle tunes, and much more. It's a great way to set the mood for Valentine’s Day!

Trent River Coffee Company is at 208 Craven Street in New Bern. The music begins at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $10.00, available at the door. Call 252-514-2030 for more information. The duo's CDs will be available for purchase at the performance. Find out more about the band at www.tuppencefolk.com.

“Songs of Love and Life” is a fun way to celebrate the Valentine’s Day season – don’t miss this unusual concert!

“Tuppence has charmed concert and festival audiences in Scotland, Texas, and California with their unusual blend of European and American musical styles…”
--Historic New Bern Herald


Call 252-514-2030 for more information.
www.tuppencefolk.com



2016 Walk MS - Greenville

Greenville Toyota Ampitheater
Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. It is an experience unlike any other - a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we've made and to show the power of our connections. When you participate in Walk MS, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 18,000 people living with MS in North and South Carolina. The dollars raised support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. Every connection counts. Register now, connect with others and start fundraising today at www.walkMScarolinas.org or by calling 855-372-1331. Check-in opens at 9 am. The walk starts at 10 am. Modern Automotive and Biogen are the local presenting sponsors.


National Multiple Sclerosis Society Greater Carolinas Chapter

3103 Industrial Drive Suite 210 Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 834-0678



“The Day He Wore My Crown”

Centerview Baptist Church, 1165 Piney Green RD, Jacksonville, NC 28546
“Relive the events of Holy week through narration, stunning Easter songs and dramatic reenactments.” Directed by Rev. Johnny Thompson, be moved by lyrics taking your heart on a journey from the crowds crying out, “Hosanna!” to the passion of Christ on the cross, and finally to the glory of His resurrection.
Everyone is cordially invited. Children are welcome in the sanctuary. Centerview Baptist Church is located near White Oak High School.

Time is 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Connie
910-347-6691



HARRAH'S CHEROKEE KEEPS THE HITS COMING WITH ALL-STAR LINEUP FEATURING

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

HARRAH'S CHEROKEE KEEPS THE HITS COMING WITH ALL-STAR LINEUP FEATURING
RASCAL FLATTS AND MAN IN THE MIRROR


MAN IN THE MIRROR
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
Ticketmaster.com or call 1-800-745-3000

WHERE
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.
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For further information contact:

Michael Fisher
Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort
777 Casino Drive, Cherokee, NC 28719
E-Mail: mifisher@cherokee.harrahs.com










Fireworks Ensemble to Perform In Washington, NC

Washington High School Performing Arts Centre
Fireworks Ensemble to Perform In
Washington, N.C. on February 16, 2016 @ 7:30PM

The Beaufort County Concert Association Announces
Explosive, thrilling, ensemble as part of their 2015 - 2016 Concert Season

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (February 2, 2016) – Fireworks Ensemble presents a contemporary American vision of chamber music at Washington High School Performing Arts Centre on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Single tickets for this one-time performance in Washington are $25. For more information, visit the Beaufort County Concert Association’s website at www.gobcca.org or call 252-948-1431.

The Beaufort County Concert Association has also sponsored a student outreach performance by Fireworks Ensemble as part of their ongoing commitment to support arts education in the community.

“The bridge between the contemporary classical new music ensemble and the mainstream popular audience,”
-Wall Street Journal

Founded in 2000 by composer/bassist Brian Coughlin, Fireworks burst onto the music scene with Coughlin's rock-inspired version of Stravinsky's orchestral masterpiece, The Rite of Spring. Since then, the ensemble has expanded its repertoire with projects as far ranging as Frank Zappa’s instrumental rock, Bach’s The Art of the Fugue, dance music from around the world, arrangements of 20th-century orchestral works, classic cartoon scores, and Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music. In addition to that Fireworks tours throughout the United States each year and has appeared on many of the country's most prestigious stages including Carnegie Hall, The Library of Congress, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and The Chautauqua Institution. Furthermore, Fireworks devotes a large part of its time each year to educational activities. Fireworks Ensemble has participated in Chamber Music America's Residency Partnership Program, Carnegie Hall's Musical Connections program, and is currently ensemble-in-residence at the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium. View a video on Fireworks Ensemble
The Beaufort County Concert Association is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization committed to building and maintaining a permanent concert audience for live performance in Beaufort, Hyde, Pitt, Pamlico, and Martin Counties, and to present internationally acclaimed artists at family-friendly, affordable prices. The organization prides itself as a place “Where National Meets Local.”
Live On Stage, Inc. provides excellent, affordable, entertainment attractions and support services to an American community of concert presenters. View a video about Live On Stage.
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To request a hi-res photo, schedule an interview or for further information about this topic contact
Kortney Toney/Publicity, Media and Marketing: 615-672-7060 / e-mail at kortney@liveonstage.biz



Black History Quiz Bowl / Black History Art-Poetry Contest

Wayne County Museum, Goldsboro, NC

"BLACK HISTORY QUIZ BOWL"
Individual Competition - Double Elimination
Saturday, February 20, 2016 @ 12PM
Wayne County Museum
116 N. William Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530

Enclosed Packets Contain: All Necessary Information, Rules, Study Questions

"BLACK HISTORY ART / POETRY CONTEST"
Be sure to enter contest by Signing Up.
All entries Must Be your own original work.
Properly mark with Name, Address, Phone, and School.
Artwork/Poetry must be submitted by Tuesday, February 18, 2016 to Rebuilding Broken Places, 2105 North William Street, Goldsboro

For more information please call Keith Copeland at 919-221-3663
ore e-mail address: copelandkeith@bellsouth.net



CELEBRATE ROMANCE WITH “FACES OF LOVE” CONCERT

Library’s Schechter Auditorium, Kinston, NC
CELEBRATE ROMANCE WITH “FACES OF LOVE” CONCERT

Kinston, NC - The Kinston-Lenoir County Public Library will be extending the romantic mood of Valentine’s day for a few more days when it welcomes back Keisha Parks, former Head of the Children’s Department, to sing celebrated love songs. The “Faces of Love” concert will be held on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in the Library’s Schechter Auditorium.

A performer for more than 30 years, Parks states, “I feel purposed to use every bit of talent I possess to make the world more vibrant and experience life to the fullest.” Her beautiful voice and dynamic personality do just that.

The concert is for all ages and will include tunes made popular by Ella Fitzgerald, Van Morrison, Kari Jobe, and other love-inspiring artists. Accompanying Parks will be notable area musicians Brian Raynor on guitar, Galen Parks on drums, and Jammie Taylor on piano.

Parks is currently the Director of Children’s Services at the Cleveland Bradley County Public Library in Cleveland TN, outside of Chattanooga. Her parents, Mr & Mrs. Alvin Parks, Sr. are residents of Lenoir County.

“Keisha was very popular with our youngest patrons and we have missed her enthusiastic personality and energy,” said Agnes W. Ho, Director of Libraries for the Neuse Regional Library System. “We are so pleased to have Keisha return to our Library to share her amazing talent with our patrons.”

This program is sponsored by the Kinston-Lenoir County Friends of the Library and will fill quickly, so please call the library at 252-527-7066, Ext. 120 to reserve a seat!



252-527-7066, Ext. 120


Greenville Moose Family Center Valentine's Day Sale

5393 Reedy Branch Rd Winterville, NC.
The Women of the Moose Chapter 2362 will hold a Valentine's Day Sale on Feb. 12th (8AM-8PM) & Feb 13th (8AM-4PM) at 5393 Reedy Branch Rd Winterville, NC. (252) 355-2095.
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(252) 355-2095



'HOLLYWOOD' Presbyterian Church Presents "A Valentine's Day Community Event"

5103 NC Hwy 43 S., Greenville, NC
'Hollywood' Presbyterian Church presents "A Valentine's Day Community Event"
Featuring: Grammy Nominated Artist, David Wells
Jazz for the soul, Chocolate for the palate, and Love for the heart!
Nursery will be provided.

Come and feel the love; It's in the air at Hollywood

For more information call 252-7561350


Monthly Meeting of the Down East ALS Support Group / Greenville Area ALS Resource Group (Lou Gehrig's disease)

Vidant Rehabilitation Center Classroom (located behind the children's hospital), 2100 Stantonsburg Road, Greenville NC.
Monthly meeting of the Down East ALS Support Group/Greenville Area ALS Resource Group (Lou Gehrig's disease), February 17, at 5:30 p.m. , in the Vidant Rehabilitation Center Classroom (located behind the children's hospital), 2100 Stantonsburg Road, Greenville NC.

Please contact Phyllis Hazel, MSS, at phazel@catfishchapter.org for more information. Phone: (877) 257-7491 x709

Web page: downeastals.wordpress.com



Coastal Women's Forum Lunch Meeting

New Bern Golf and Country Club, New Bern
This month, Darlene Brown, Executive Director of Partners in Education, will facilitate a lively Speed Networking event designed to encourage new business and/or social relationships. Come prepared to speak for one minute about yourself, your business, or what you are looking for from your Coastal Women's Forum membership.

Lunch Coordinator, Sandy Eichelberger at 301-938-4836, or via email at sandyeichelberger@suddenlink.net


Agent Orange Education Campaign

Woodmen Community Center, 2602 West Vernon Avenue in Kinston
Are you a qualifying veteran exposed to Agent Orange? Find out how to maximize your veterans benefits. Join us on Saturday February 13th at Woodmen Community Center, 2602 West Vernon Avenue in Kinston from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. no pre-registration needed, be sure to bring your DD 214.

For more information call 252-560-8031 or stop by GI Joe's military museum 211 North Herritage Street in Kinston, Wednesday through Saturday from 9 to 4. Presented by NC State VVA Council & Kinston VVA Council. Hosted by Wooden of the World, Inc, VFW Post 20771st, GI Joe's Military Museum & Kinston Parks & Recreation.

252-560-8031


Music Therapy recital and demonstration

East Carolina University School of Music, A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall, Greenville
A student-written ORFF demonstration (music and movement), music therapy student performances, signing demonstrations, performance by the Heart and Soul Choir (participants from Pitt County group Homes)
7:30pm


Dr. Michelle Hairston, 252 328 4871 hairstonm@ecu.edu


American Cancer Society's "Hustle To Health" At The Hope Lodge

903A Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834
American Cancer Society's "Hustle To Health" At The Hope Lodge

Rebuild Strength, Reduce Fatigue, Regain Flexibility

February 10. 2016 at 5:30 pm

Where: Conference Room in the American Cancer Society's McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge, 903A Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC 27834

FREE
RSVP: Contact Katherene Holmes 704-433-4814

Low Impact Exercises Featuring:
Donna Whitley utilizing exercises from Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Wilson's Technique Workout, mobility exercises from experienced volunteers, Belly Dancing w/veils for upper body therapy

704-433-4814


"Annual Black History Month Celebration & Breakfast"

1001 Hooker Rd., Greenville, NC 27834
“ANNUAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH
CELEBRATION & BREAKFAST”

Where
Sycamore Hill Missionary Baptist Church
1001 Hooker Rd., Greenville, NC 27834, 252.756.4869
Dr. Howard W. Parker, Jr., Pastor
Deacon Russell Clark, Men’s Fellowship Aux. President

Scriptural Theme
“My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge;…” Hosea 4:6a

Theme
“Your Voice Is Your Vote -- No Vote, No Voice!”

When
Saturday, February 20, 2016 * 9:00 am

The Guest Speaker
Dr. Julianne Malveaux
President Emerita of Bennett College,
Academician, Author & Media Personality

We will give honor to the Local Chapters of the S.C.L.C. & the N.A.A.C.P.
VOTER REGISTRATION WILL ALSO TAKE PLACE.
Everyone Is Invited!
Sponsored by: SHMBC Men’s Fellowship Auxiliary



252-756-4869


The Outlaw Foundation 3rd Annual 5K Run/Walk

Carver Elementary School-400 Old Seven Springs Rd.-Mount Olive, NC 28365
Join us for our 3rd annual 5K Run/Walk. We will also have a 1 mile fun run/walk. Register by 3/5 to guarantee shirt. $25.00 to register until 3/16. $30.00 thereafter. Proceeds go to assisting cancer patients financially in Eastern, NC. Sign up at www.runtheeast.com or visit www.theoutlawfoundation.com to print registration. We hope to see you there!! Time, 9:30 am


Jessica Bryan (Race Director) jbryan@transmaint.com / 800-334-3452x.233


Black Jack Free Original Will Baptist Church Annual Community Outreach Fundraiser

2972 Black Jack -Simpson Road Greenville, NC 27858
Pancake/sausage dinner, gospel singing and silent auction to replenish our community outreach funds that helps those in need in our community and to provide handicap ramps for the disabled. There is no set price for the dinner, but alove offering will be recieved. Time, 6 to 8pm

This is an Annual fundraiser to support needy families and elderly with handicap ramps for their homes.


Dale Mills
252-756-1951



11th Annual Enriching Minds Event

Hilton- Greenville, Greenville, NC
Literacy Volunteers- Pitt County invites you to our 11th Annual Enriching Minds Event, featuring keynote speaker and award-winning author, Wiley Cash with an introductory address by ECU's Head Coach, Scottie Montgomery.

Literacy Volunteers- Pitt County, (252) 353-6578, info@pittliteracy.org


Lupus Foundation February Support Group – New Hanover County

New Hanover Regional Medical Center 2131 S. 17th St. Wilmington, NC 28401
This group provides participants with an opportunity to receive introductory information about lupus, encourage the expression of concerns, provide an opportunity to share experiences, encourage and support positive coping strategies, and emphasize the importance of medical treatment. Meeting programs vary from guest speakers to DVD presentations and open group discussion. Time 6:30 - 8PM

Ally Hunter 704-716-5640 x 1 info@lupusnc.org


Beaufort/Hyde Special Olympics Rabbit Race

Water Street, Stewart Parkway, Washington, NC
All proceeds will benefit the athletes, coaches and volunteers in our counties. The race features both a 5K and 10K. Fun Run (1 mile) following the 5K! Awards given to the top 3 individual finishers. T-shirts for registrants before Feb 26th.
Register: www.runtheeast.com
Time 8am on March 26, 2016


Wendy Leys 252-493-1466


North Carolina’s Long Civil Rights Movement

American Legion 300 N McLewean St Kinston N.C. 28501
Farmville Public Library is pleased to host Kenneth Zogry, PhD., on Monday, February 15 at 6:30 pm.  Dr. Zogry will present a program on North Carolina's civil rights movement.
Though the Civil Rights Movement is often framed by events of the 1950s and 1960s, the struggle for political and social rights for African Americans actually stretches back nearly 150 years. North Carolinians were involved in the movement at the local, state, and national level from the end of the Civil War into the 1970s. This illustrated lecture, including many rarely seen historical images, gives an overview of civil rights efforts during Reconstruction, the White Supremacy campaign of the 1890s, African American political organization in the 1910s and labor movements of the 1930s, as well as the better-known sit-ins, protests, and struggles to integrate the state’s public schools from the 1950s into the 1970s. Individuals important to the movement will be introduced, including Rep. George White, Dr. Manassa T. Pope, Pauli Murray, Ella Baker, and Julius Chambers. Events discussed include the 1898 Wilmington Riot, the Raleigh mayoral race of 1919, union organizing in Winston-Salem in the 1930s, efforts to enforce the Supreme Court decisions of 1954 and 1971 desegregating public schools, the 1960 sit-ins in Greensboro and the formation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Raleigh, among others.
Dr. Kenneth Zogry is both an academic and a public historian.  He holds a B.A. in Political Science from North Carolina State University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in American History from UNC-Chapel Hill. Dr. Zogry has authored several academic articles and books, and has taught at UNC Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, William Peace University, and Guilford College.

This project is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

David Miller, Library Director
(252) 753-3355
dmiller@farmville-nc.com



North Carolina’s Long Civil Rights Movement

Farmville Public Library, 4276 West Church Street, Farmville, NC 27828
Farmville Public Library is pleased to host Kenneth Zogry, PhD., on Monday, February 15 at 6:30 pm.  Dr. Zogry will present a program on North Carolina's civil rights movement.
Though the Civil Rights Movement is often framed by events of the 1950s and 1960s, the struggle for political and social rights for African Americans actually stretches back nearly 150 years. North Carolinians were involved in the movement at the local, state, and national level from the end of the Civil War into the 1970s. This illustrated lecture, including many rarely seen historical images, gives an overview of civil rights efforts during Reconstruction, the White Supremacy campaign of the 1890s, African American political organization in the 1910s and labor movements of the 1930s, as well as the better-known sit-ins, protests, and struggles to integrate the state’s public schools from the 1950s into the 1970s. Individuals important to the movement will be introduced, including Rep. George White, Dr. Manassa T. Pope, Pauli Murray, Ella Baker, and Julius Chambers. Events discussed include the 1898 Wilmington Riot, the Raleigh mayoral race of 1919, union organizing in Winston-Salem in the 1930s, efforts to enforce the Supreme Court decisions of 1954 and 1971 desegregating public schools, the 1960 sit-ins in Greensboro and the formation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Raleigh, among others.
Dr. Kenneth Zogry is both an academic and a public historian.  He holds a B.A. in Political Science from North Carolina State University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in American History from UNC-Chapel Hill. Dr. Zogry has authored several academic articles and books, and has taught at UNC Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, William Peace University, and Guilford College.

This project is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

David Miller, Library Director
(252) 753-3355
dmiller@farmville-nc.com



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.


919-735-3371


Martin Community Players present Mary Poppins

Martin County Auditorium located off Hwy 17 at Riverside High School in Williamston, NC
Live Theatrical Performance with Orchestra, 7:30pm nightly
March 17, 18 & 19, 2016

Andy Weaver, Director


The Gathering

Bill Ellis BBQ banquet room in Wilson, NC
Adult singles Valentines Dance, Buffet Dinner, Comedy & Dancing. Just some flat out fun being single. Bring your dancing shoes. Buffet dinner is $15.00 cash at the door. RSVP: Please by calling the CCS Hotline @ 252-916-6302.
Time, 7:00 -9:00pm


Lois Jones, Promotions Director
252-531-8082



American Girl Fashion Show Benefitting the Child Advocacy Center of Fayetteville

Crown Center Ballroom, 333 E. Mountain Drive Fayetteville, NC 28306
The Child Advocacy Center of Fayetteville invites girls and their friends and families to experience the American Girl Fashion Show™ on Saturday, Apr. 9, and Sunday, Apr. 10, 2016, at the Crown Center Ballroom, 333 E. Mountain Drive, Fayetteville, NC. Show times are 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. on Sunday. More than 150 local and regional girls will model the fashions. The event includes elegant refreshments, party favors, raffles and door prizes. The 2016 shows promise to be bigger and better than ever. Tickets may be purchased online at www.capefeartix.com or in person at the Crown Center box office, 1960 Coliseum Drive in Fayetteville. VIP tickets with seating close to the stage is available. For more information, visit the CAC website, www.childadvocacycenter.com or call (910) 486-9700.

Child Advocacy Center
910-486-9700
cacmarketing@childadvocacycenter.com



FBLA Linen Drive

Columbia High School Office
The FBLA chapter at Columbia High School would like to assist the less fortunate in our local community by collecting linens for the Open Door Christian Ministry in Creswell.

Dates: January 11, 2016 - February 12, 2016
What to Donate:
Twin Bed Sheets
Queen Bed Sheets
Pillows
Pillow Cases
Bath Towels
Bath Mats
Kitchen Hand Towels
Pot Holders

Please drop off donations in the Columbia High School Office during school hours.
Thank you!


Jennifer Nguyen -jnguy1012@student.tycomail.net


Moon Over Buffalo

Paramount Theatre-Goldsboro, NC
Moon Over Buffalo - Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s. At the moment, they're performing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in repertoire in Buffalo, New York. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George's involvement with a young actress, they receive word that they might have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee! Unfortunately, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter's clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they're actually performing.


Paramount Theatre
139 South Center Street
Goldsboro, NC 27530
919-583-8432



Moon Over Buffalo

Paramount Theatre-Goldsboro, NC
Moon Over Buffalo - Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s. At the moment, they're performing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in repertoire in Buffalo, New York. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George's involvement with a young actress, they receive word that they might have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee! Unfortunately, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter's clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they're actually performing.


Paramount Theatre
139 South Center St.
Goldsboro, NC 27530
919-583-8432



Mid County Ruritan Chitterling Fundraiser

Mid County Ruritan Clubhouse, Sam Allen Road, Roper, NC
Chitterling Plate Fundraiser every 3rd Saturday 11am to 2pm, Chitterlings can also be sold by the pint.

Dates are: January 16, February 20, & March 19, 2016

Billy Waters @ 252-793-4253


Dixon High Project Graduation Presents Herb McCandless Jr. Comedy show

Dixon High School Auditorium Holly Ridge
Family friendly comedy show to raise money for a safe anti drinking/drug free night after graduation.

February 27, 2016 shows @ 5pm and 8pm

Misty Brady 910-526-9743


Moon Over Buffalo

Paramount Theatre- Goldsboro, NC


Moon Over Buffalo - Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s. At the moment, they're performing Private Lives and Cyrano De Bergerac in repertoire in Buffalo, New York. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George's involvement with a young actress, they receive word that they might have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee! Unfortunately, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter's clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they're actually performing.

Dates & Times: Friday, February 12, 2016 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, February 13, 2016 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, February 14, 2016 @ 3pm

Paramount Theatre, 139 South Center Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530
(919) 583-8432



Valentine Membership Party

Beaufort
The Annual Valentine Membership Party will be held February 7 from 2 to 4 pm. All are invited to see what the Beaufort Historical Association is all about while enjoying food and drinks throughout the buildings and grounds of the Beaufort Historic Site. This party is for current and prospective members allowing them to see how the BHA uses membership dollars to preserve and promote the rich cultural heritage of Beaufort and Carteret County. In addition, there will be a gallery opening at the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery featuring Coleman Dance and Sally Barnes.

Sidney Hunter, 252-728-5225, pr@beauforthistoricsite.org


Pitt County Medical Society Presents: How do I Keep my Child Healthy? community education event

Sheppard Memorial Library, Meeting Room A
Dr. Venkata Jonnalagadda, MD, Pediatrician and Pediatric Psychiatrist, will present this program focusing on Vaccines, Routine, and Injury Prevention for the public

Tricia Maddrey Baker, PCMS Executive Director
(252) 758-8833
tmbaker@pittcountymedicalsociety.com



NC Youth Ocean Conservation Summit

NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
We're getting grade 6-8 of North Carolina and the surrounding areas involved in ocean conservation by taking a stand against marine debris! "Get your butt off our beach!" is the title of the first ever 2016 NC Youth Ocean Conservation Summit. Cigarette butts are a common marine debris for the NC coast. We hope to help our young people attempt to raise awareness and work towards a goal of reducing marine debris. Our keynote speaker is Lisa Rider, a native of eastern North Carolina who recently returned from a woman's research team studying the effects of marine debris in the Amazon; Lisa is also the Coordinator and the Initiator of the NC Marine Debris Symposium. The overall goal of the 2016 NCYOCS is to provide middle school aged students with the skills and social connections to independently plan, fund, and successfully finish their conservation projects.


Time 9:00AM - 3:00PM

The entrance fee is $20 for pre-registered students and $25 at the door. The entrance fee covers lunch and a T-shirt.

Please register online at: https://sites.google.com/a/ncsu.edu/nc-youth-ocean-conservation-summit/

Director: Leslie Smith
Phone: (480) 338-0352
Public email address is the same as below.



Feast of the East Chili Cook-off

Farmville National Guard Armory, 4370 West Horn Avenue, Farmville, NC
Calling all cooks and chili lovers. Farmville Boy Scouts Troop 25 Chili cook-off and tasting. $5 tickets for a pint of chili or tasting all chili are available from any Troop 25 Boy Scout or at the door.

Susan McLeod at 252-753-2611and susanbarrow2@gmail.com or Lynn Faircloth at 252-902-6502


North Carolina International Pageant

Greenville Convention Center
The International Pageant system was developed to promote today's Teens, Misses, and Mrs' contestants for their accomplishments, commitment to their platforms, school, families and marriages. Our goal and mission is to make a difference in this world! Beginning 27 years ago, Mrs. International® was developed to have higher standards than other pageant systems. The focus behind Mrs. International® is to showcase women 21 to 56 years old, married at least six months and a resident of the state or a citizen of the country she represents. Each contestant competes in Interview Competition, which is valued for 50% of her overall score, Evening Gown, valued for 25% and Fitness Wear for 25%. Each contestant has the opportunity to select a platform of her choice that she spends the year promoting. Husbands are a direct part of the show, escorting their wives in the Evening Gown competition, and the husband crowns his wife titleholder.

We will have numerous Vendors onsite, with a full 'Social Hour' between 4:00-5:00pm, prior to the pageant. Our Miss Teen, Miss, and Mrs' contestants will put on an Opening number show that will be sure to please! Tickets on sale now: $15, and $25 at the door.

Website: www.NCInternationalPageant.com



Building Hope Annual Banquet 2016 - Stories of Hope

Rock Springs, Greenville, North Carolina
Stories of Hope is the title of the 2016 banquet. It is going to be a celebration of impacted lives and changed hearts of our inner city youth. Our speaker for this year is the former ECU coach, Ruffin McNeill, who will share his story of HOPE!

James Haskins, Executive Director, 252-757-1840
jhaskins2010@gmail.com



FALL INDOOR YARD SALE (Rain or shine)

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: http://rafiusa.org/cttt/conferences/
To Register Online: https://secure.jotformpro.com/form/50834652144958



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 beaufortcountypal@hotmail.com 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, 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


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.