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First Annual Community Cookout

Joy's Soup Kitchen 700 Albermarle Ave. Greenville, NC
Mobstarz MC
Hypnotik Ryderz
AfterMath Riders of Greenville

Special Guest: kandy Koated Divas SC

En Da Streetz Rydas MC

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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!




Summer Serenade featuring Crystal Coast Quartet

Kinston-Lenoir County Public Library - 510 N. Queen St., Kinston, NC 28501
Friends of the Kinston-Lenoir County Public Library presents the annual Summer Serenade concert, featuring the Crystal Coast Quartet. The Crystal Coast Quartet is a tightly-knit group of professional musicians and music teachers with degrees in music, who love to perform and share their love of music. The musicians have been featured performers all over the world, including Denmark, Germany, France, Canada, Croatia, and Slovenia. Bringing years of training from world renown music teachers, the Crystal Quartet features violinists, Bonny Morden and Andrea Tomich, violist, Holly Gutierrez, and cellist, Kimberly Zimmerman. The Crystal Coast Quartet is the premiere string quartet for Eastern North Carolina, consistently booked for weddings, music festivals, and many private events. The event is free and open to the public.

Antuan Hawkins
(252) 527-7066, ext 133
nrl@neuselibrary.org



Operation Warm: Halifax County

Jennie's Beans & Buns Coffee Lounge 116 N. Dennis Street, Enfield, NC 27823
NEWS RELEASE

For more information, contact:
Chester B. Williams
252-673-6218
abetterchanceabettercommunity@gmail.com
For Immediate Release

A Better Chance, A Better Community presents Operation Warm: Halifax County
ABC2 and other local community organization seeks to provide coats to area foster children.

Enfield, NC (July 14, 2014)— A Better Chance, A Better Community (ABC2) a nonprofit organization appeals to the empowerment and needs of the Roanoke Valley Community—is hosting a kick off event Operation Warm: Halifax County. Operation Warm: Halifax kickoff event will be held on Sunday August 10, 2014 Doors opening at 5:00 p.m. with opening Ceremonies at 6:00pm at Jennie’s Beans & Buns (116 N. Dennis Street, Enfield, NC 27823). An Enchanted Evening with international star and recording artist Sybil is the headliner for the evening and amongst many surprises to bring awareness to foster care and to celebrate Chester B. Williams Birthday party with a purpose (Giving back to the communities which I love). Some of Sybil’s hits are Don’t Make Me Over and Walk on By! Tickets for Operation Warm: Halifax are $25/person and adults of all are ages are welcome to attend. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Operation Warm to provide coats to foster children in Halifax County.

Operation Warm’s mission is most effectively executed in collaboration with organizations (such as ABC2, Enfield Community Action Group, Halifax County DSS, and others) serving impoverished children and their families. The provision of brand new winter coats affords unparalleled opportunity to leverage critical outcomes important to transitioning families to financial independence. Through community-based partnerships Operation Warm provides families with brand new winter coats for their children while other organizations leverage our coats to deliver social work, after school programs, educational assistance programs, life skills training, healthcare offerings, etc. Alone we cannot effectively conquer the overwhelming need to assist children in poverty.

A Better Chance, A Better Community’s mission is to provide Halifax County educational community innovative opportunities and resources to foster community development, youth empowerment, and healthy living through a sense of culture, ideas, community, and awareness. This event is one of many to be developed by ABC2 to create grassroots approach to recognizing needs in the communities and moving towards positive changes and growth. ABC2 has a youth team of 10 young people from across Halifax County to work on various projects including Operation Warm: Halifax. The young people are involved in every aspect of planning this event from program concept, promotion, printing, contract negotiations, venue selections, etc to provide hands on experience to a finished project. They identified and build partnerships, organized the program outline, designed tickets, created social media presence, and so much more. “I am so proud of these young people for taking time out of their busy summer schedules to plan a huge event like Operation Warm: Halifax County to bring awareness of foster care and to a call of duty to provide winter coats. These skills and the talents of these individuals are valued and greatly appreciated and dire to the mission of ABC2 and our communities and I would love to see every one across Halifax County to come support ABC2 and the superior work of the Youth Team says Williams. ”

Operation Warm: Halifax County kick off event will feature DJ 3-2-1, live musical guests, delicious food, cash bar and a special performance and chat with Sybil.

Social media channels have been utilized to promote Operation Warm: Halifax. Youth team members are using popular social media platforms including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with the hashtags #OperationWarmRV and #abcsquared to get the word out to community about the kickoff event on August 10.

The success of Operation Warm: Halifax would not be feasible without support from local partners who are offering their support. Businesses and organization interested in sponsoring/partnering with A Better Chance, A Better Community along with individuals/organizations interested in volunteering in Operation Warm: Halifax can contact ABC2 Executive Director, Chester B. Williams at 252-673-6218 or abetterchanceabettercommunity@gmail.com.
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Chester B. Williams
310 Richneck Road
Enfield, NC 27823
252-673-6218



Operation Warm: Halifax County

Jennie's Beans & Buns Coffee Lounge 116 N. Dennis Street, Enfield, NC 27823
NEWS RELEASE

For more information, contact:
Chester B. Williams
252-673-6218
abetterchanceabettercommunity@gmail.com
For Immediate Release

A Better Chance, A Better Community presents Operation Warm: Halifax County
ABC2 and other local community organization seeks to provide coats to area foster children.

Enfield, NC (July 14, 2014)— A Better Chance, A Better Community (ABC2) a nonprofit organization appeals to the empowerment and needs of the Roanoke Valley Community—is hosting a kick off event Operation Warm: Halifax County. Operation Warm: Halifax kickoff event will be held on Sunday August 10, 2014 Doors opening at 5:00 p.m. with opening Ceremonies at 6:00pm at Jennie’s Beans & Buns (116 N. Dennis Street, Enfield, NC 27823). An Enchanted Evening with international star and recording artist Sybil is the headliner for the evening and amongst many surprises to bring awareness to foster care and to celebrate Chester B. Williams Birthday party with a purpose (Giving back to the communities which I love). Some of Sybil’s hits are Don’t Make Me Over and Walk on By! Tickets for Operation Warm: Halifax are $25/person and adults of all are ages are welcome to attend. Proceeds from the event will be donated to Operation Warm to provide coats to foster children in Halifax County.

Operation Warm’s mission is most effectively executed in collaboration with organizations (such as ABC2, Enfield Community Action Group, Halifax County DSS, and others) serving impoverished children and their families. The provision of brand new winter coats affords unparalleled opportunity to leverage critical outcomes important to transitioning families to financial independence. Through community-based partnerships Operation Warm provides families with brand new winter coats for their children while other organizations leverage our coats to deliver social work, after school programs, educational assistance programs, life skills training, healthcare offerings, etc. Alone we cannot effectively conquer the overwhelming need to assist children in poverty.

A Better Chance, A Better Community’s mission is to provide Halifax County educational community innovative opportunities and resources to foster community development, youth empowerment, and healthy living through a sense of culture, ideas, community, and awareness. This event is one of many to be developed by ABC2 to create grassroots approach to recognizing needs in the communities and moving towards positive changes and growth. ABC2 has a youth team of 10 young people from across Halifax County to work on various projects including Operation Warm: Halifax. The young people are involved in every aspect of planning this event from program concept, promotion, printing, contract negotiations, venue selections, etc to provide hands on experience to a finished project. They identified and build partnerships, organized the program outline, designed tickets, created social media presence, and so much more. “I am so proud of these young people for taking time out of their busy summer schedules to plan a huge event like Operation Warm: Halifax County to bring awareness of foster care and to a call of duty to provide winter coats. These skills and the talents of these individuals are valued and greatly appreciated and dire to the mission of ABC2 and our communities and I would love to see every one across Halifax County to come support ABC2 and the superior work of the Youth Team says Williams. ”

Operation Warm: Halifax County kick off event will feature DJ 3-2-1, live musical guests, delicious food, cash bar and a special performance and chat with Sybil.

Social media channels have been utilized to promote Operation Warm: Halifax. Youth team members are using popular social media platforms including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with the hashtags #OperationWarmRV and #abcsquared to get the word out to community about the kickoff event on August 10.

The success of Operation Warm: Halifax would not be feasible without support from local partners who are offering their support. Businesses and organization interested in sponsoring/partnering with A Better Chance, A Better Community along with individuals/organizations interested in volunteering in Operation Warm: Halifax can contact ABC2 Executive Director, Chester B. Williams at 252-673-6218 or abetterchanceabettercommunity@gmail.com.
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Chester B. Williams
310 Richneck Road
Enfield, NC 27823
252-673-6218



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


Red Budd Holy Church Community Day

637 Cleveland Street Rocky Mount, NC
Community Fun Day at Red Budd Holy Church- Inflatables, Good Gospel Music, free food, basket ball, and more
Come out and enjoy Free to the public

Wanda Barnes-252-977-1270


CLEOS Concert in the Park

in the Park
Free Concert in the Park supporting Coastal Law Enforcement Officer Support Foundation. Corn hole tournament, face painting, food, drinks, and much more available!

Contact: coastal.leos@gmail.com for more information


The Edenton Chowan Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 13th Annual Shrimp By the Bay

Wharf Landing Pier on the Chowan River
The Edenton Chowan Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 13th Annual Shrimp By the Bay
Sponsored by ALBEMARLE BANK & TRUST

Organization: Edenton-Chowan Chamber of Commerce

Title/Main Sponsor: Albemarle Bank and Trust of Edenton

What: 13th Annual Shrimp By the Bay

When: Friday, August 8th, 2014 6:30PM till 10:00PM

Where: Wharf Landing Pier on the Chowan River

Why: Fundraiser for the Edenton-Chowan Chamber to support activities, events and other functions of the Chamber throughout the year.

Live Music: The Daniel Jordan Band sponsored by OLAM Edible Nuts of Edenton

Food: Fried Shrimp, Steamed Shrimp, Fried Fish, along with all the fixings

Beverages: Beer, Wine, Sweet and Unsweet Tea, water, and soft drinks

Other Activities: Silent Auction sponsored by Douglas A. Hollowell, PC of Edenton

Ticket Prices: $30 each in advance only. No tickets will be sold at the door


Contact the Edenton-Chowan Chamber at 252-482-3400 or
visit our office at 101 West Water Street in Edenton to
purchase tickets

Contact: Win Dale
Executive Director
Edenton-Chowan Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 245
101 W. Water Street
Edenton, NC 27932
252-482-3400
Fax: 252-482-7093
win.dale@edenton.nc.gov






252-482-3400


Get Down Downtown

Washington, NC
Come hear the amazing sounds of Mother's Finest! This free concert will open at 5:00 pm. CAPS will take the stage at 5:30, then Mother's Finest will take the stage at 6:30. No coolers please, but there will be a beer, wine and food concession. Chairs and blankets are welcome.

Washington Harbor District Alliance, Beth Byrd Ex. Director, 252-946-3969, 102 East 2nd St., Suite 311A, Washington, NC 27889


Stuff the Bus 2014

Washington, NC (in the parking lot at Wal-Mart)
Stuff the Bus is an annual effort by Beaufort County Schools to collect school supplies that will enable children with limited resources to work on a level playing field with other students. We have provided a list of suggested supplies typically needed throughout the school year.


Sarah Hodges, PIO
946-6593



SPECIAL HOLIDAY WEEKEND PRE-SALE

The Paramount Theatre Physical Address: 139 South Center Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530 Mailing Address: P.O. Drawer A, Goldsboro, NC 27533
SPECIAL HOLIDAY WEEKEND PRE-SALE
See one of the TOP 10 Elvis Tribute Artists in the WORLD at the Paramount Theatre!
Celebrate the July 4th weekend with early password access, available only to our email list.

United Way 4th Annual Benefit Concert
A Tribute to Elvis featuring
Stephen Freeman & Echos of a Legend

Friday, August 22, 2014 at 7:30pm
Use the following passwords to purchase your tickets in advance online.

Password to purchase VIP seating: vippresaleuw
$35.00 VIP Seating
(Includes Preferred Seating and Meet & Greet prior to the show starting at 6:00pm)

Password to purchase General Assigned seating: generalpresaleuw
$20.00 General Assigned Seating

Click here to purchase your pre-sale tickets online now!
This event HAS sold out in the past, so get your tickets early.


Stephen is originally from Thomasville, NC. He and his wife Bridgette currently reside in Winston-Salem, NC. He served as a police officer and private investigator for 8 years. Stephen's tribute to Elvis Presley started professionally in 1998 and he has since performed in theaters all over the country, including multiple cruise ship performances.

Stephen has written, produced, and starred in 2 plays about the life of Elvis Presley. Stephen and his "Tribute to Elvis" band have opened for Charlie Daniels and Lee Brice and in 2009 Stephen won the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest at Harrah's Cherokee Casino. Stephen was a finalist in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest held in Memphis, TN in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Stephen was further awarded a Certificate of Commendation by the Secretary of State of West Virginia and a key to the city of Charleston, WV for providing his Elvis Tribute in a fundraiser for Medical Missions in the state. Stephen was announced by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. as the Elvis Tribute Artist Fan Vote Poll Winner, as voted on by fans from all over the world in 2010 and 2011. In December of 2011 Stephen was named Tribute Artist of the Year by the CMA's in Charlotte, NC. Stephen was further selected to perform on the official Elvis Cruise in January, 2012. While on the Elvis Cruise Stephen was also selected by the passengers on-board as the preliminary winner for the 2012 Ultimate Elvis Contest.

Recently, Stephen was contracted to perform for Legends in Concert in Myrtle Beach, SC and in August of this year Stephen was named one of the top 10 Elvis Tribute Artists in the world at the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest presented by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. in Memphis, TN. While in Memphis, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. invited Stephen to showcase his tribute to Elvis at the all new main event pavilion during Elvis Week.
Tickets for this and many more upcoming events are available at the Paramount Theatre Box Office located at 139 South Center Street in Downtown Goldsboro, NC, online at www.GoldsboroParamount.com or over the phone by calling (919) 583-8432.
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Tickets on sale now at the Paramount Theatre Box Office:

A Tribute to Loretta Lynn featuring Teri Fryar
Presented by Carolina Concert Productions

Center Stage Theatre's 2014-2015 Season
Includes You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, A Christmas Carol,
Cheaper by the Dozen, and Once Upon a Mattress

2014-2015 Paramount Movie Nights
Includes Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Hocus Pocus,
It's a Wonderful Life, 12 Years a Slave, Rio Lobo, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail

2014-2015 Paramount Performing Arts Series
Includes The Swingle Singers, Jeanne Robertson, The North Carolina Symphony,
James Gregory, Black Violin, Ken Lavigne, Sammy Cortino, and more!

Wayne Community Concerts 2014-2015 Season
Includes William Florian, Jason Coleman, Alex DePue, and Brian Roman
For events that use the Paramount Theatre Box Office Service, tickets may be purchased in person at the theatre located at 139 South Center Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530. Tickets may also be purchased using a credit or debit card over the phone at (919) 583-8432 or online 24/7 via the links provided for each event or you may click here for a full list of tickets currently available through the Paramount Theatre Box Office. Please note that all online ticket sales are subject to a convenience fee; however, tickets purchased over the phone or in person are NOT subject to this fee. For events that do not use the Paramount Theatre Box Office service, please contact the presenting organization directly.

The Paramount Theatre Box Office is open Monday thru Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and is closed from 12-1pm. For weekend events, the Box Office opens an hour prior to show time.


Phone: (919) 583-8432 | Fax: (919) 580-4209 | www.GoldsboroParamount.com
Paramount Theatre Director: sarchibald@goldsboronc.gov
Theatre Service Coordinator: vbridgers@goldsboronc.gov



Conchologists of America Convention & Seashell Market

Hilton Wilmington Riverside Wilmington, NC
Conchologists of America Annual Convention & Seashell Market

For the first time ever the national organization of seashell clubs is holding its annual convention in North Carolina, hosted by the NC Shell Club. The Hilton Riverside in Wilmington will be the home of the convention from Aug. 11 to 15.

On Aug. 14 (1 to 7 pm) and Aug. 15 (9 to 3 pm) will be the largest seashell market held in the US each year. It is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WITH NO ENTRANCE FEE. Both ballrooms in the Hilton will be filled with shell vendors from around the world. You may never have another such opportunity to see or purchase some of the rarest shells on earth.

Ed Shuller
409 S Carroll St
Apex, NC 27539
919-812-1810



School Uniform Drive

Greenville and Farmville, NC
The whole month of July Greenville Women's League will be collecting new and used school uniforms for Pitt County children in need. There will be a box inside each of the following locations around town. Please consider donating your child's uniforms that they have outgrown. All sizes needed for children in kindergarden through 12th grade.

Drop Off Locations:
Indigo Hair Salon - 1912 East Firetower Rd, Greenville
Edward Jones - 3701 East Wilson St, Farmville
Eastern Financial Services - 3209 South Memorial Dr, Greenville
Re/Max - 3208 Charles Blvd, Greenville

Katherine, gwlbunco@gmail.com, 347-3874


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

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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.

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Alive at Five Concerts Move to Jaycee Park

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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.







Beach Klub Announces 2014 Concert Series

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Beach Klub Announces 2014 Concert Series

Koru Village’s Beach Klub will open on May 10 with a full summer schedule, including the Beach Klub’s Music by the Beach Concert Series.

The venue will bring a variety of genres to Cape Hatteras, some musicians visiting the island for the first time and others returning to play at the Beach Klub’s PapaWack Theatre for their third year in a row.

"I am so glad Carbon Leaf will be playing down at Koru Village’s Beach Klub in Avon this summer! Vibe is everything, and when we think Koru provides the right natural ambience and environment without detracting from it. The Beach Klub is the perfect beach setting for a concert, and will be a great nightcap to the End of Summer 2014," said, Barry Privett of Carbon Leaf.

Beach Klub’s Concert Series:

May 30- Rock the Cape- A festival to benefit the Dare County Arts Council featuring Southern Culture on the Skids, Cashmere Jungle Lords, Eddy & The Rip Tides, and the Community Music School
June 12- Spiritual Rez
June 19- Badfish- A Tribute To Sublime
June 26- Holy Ghost Tent Revival
July 4- Live Music & Fireworks at the Avon Fishing Pier
July 10- On The Border- The Ultimate Eagles Tribute
July 17- The Original Wailers
July 24- Hackensaw Boys
July 31- Band of Oz
August 7- Alchemystics
August 14- Proverbial
August 21- Carbon Leaf
August 28- The Embers featuring Craig Woolard

Tickets are available now at brownpapertickets.com and will be available at Koru Village by the end of April.
“The Embers are looking forward to another fantastic trip to Koru’s Beach Klub this summer. This year we will be returning to Hatteras Island featuring long time lead vocalist and sax player sensation, Craig Woolard back in our lineup! See you then,” said Bobby Tomlinson of The Embers.

The Beach Klub hosts two other weekly summer events, The Avon Luau and Teen Night. On Tuesdays, The Avon Luau will feature live music, fire dancers, traditional island food, and drinks. Children are welcome to swim in the pool with live mermaids at Tuesday’s Luau too. On Wednesdays, Teen Night features live DJ music, games, snacks, and more.


For more information, visit KoruVillage.com or call 252 995 3125.



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.