Selected Community Events

Save Email Print Bookmark and Share

Follow Me To The Corn and Zombie Fright Nights

Raised In A Barn Farm, 2106 NC Hwy 33 East, Chocowinity, NC 27817

CORN MAZE

We are SO EXCITED! Our maze will be CUSTOM-DESIGNED with GPS technology by Mazeplay, a leader in corn maze design technology. We are having a COMPETITION for FUNDRAISING for local schools and charities in our community. For every person who ATTENDS our maze OR VOLUNTEERS for our events from September 25, 2015, through October 31, 2015, ONE VOTE is cast for the school or charity of their choice. The winning school or charity will win DOUBLE the VOTES in proceeds from Raised In A Barn Farm, a TROPHY and BRAGGING RIGHTS.

The dates for this event are: Sept. 25-26, Oct. 2-3, Oct. 9-10, Oct. 16-17, Oct. 23-24, Oct. 30-31

CORN MAZE
DAYTIME HOURS: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays by appointment for school groups, private parties, and other organizations.

FLASHLIGHT NIGHTS:
DUSK/DARK - Fridays and Saturdays, 9/25/2015 thru 10/31/2015 (usually around 7:00-8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. , flashlight required - available for purchase at the farm)




Six Nights Of Fright DATES: Fridays and Saturdays - Oct 16-17, Oct 23-24, and Oct 30-31, from Dark
until 11:00 pm (may extend if attendance demands)

Last year was our FIRST YEAR and it was super thrilling with only a few weeks of planning and lots of hard work from Chocowinity Fire Department, vendors, K-OS, and dozens of great volunteers of all ages. This year, we are planning way ahead and promise to SCARE YOU MORE with addition of a corn maze entangled into our haunted trail and hayride. This event is recommended for ages 10 and up, with adults, as it is not for the little ones. Parental discretion advised.


Jane Boahn, Raised In A Barn Farm, 252-945-6153, email raisedinabarnfarm@gmail.com


Time! Time! Time! "The Prophet Sadie Lee Miles"

House of Prophecies & Prayer Church 1600 West Main Street Williamston, NC
Time! Time! Time! "The Prophet Sadie Lee Miles" will be at House of Prophecies & Prayer Church. July 5, 2015 @ 3:00 p.m.

Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. St. Matthew 3:2

The Need Is Jesus!!
Bring the sick, afflicted and the addicted to this Great Healing!

All are Welcomed! Come one, Come all!
Feed the Soul, the Spirit and the Body

Food will be served




n/a


Habitat for Humanity of Pitt County's 74th Home Dedicaion

233 Hammond Street, Winterville, NC
Please join Habitat and the Garcia/Bravo family in celebrating Habitat's 74th home!

Brandie Long
(252) 758-2947



Mother Earth Ironclad Half-Marathon

Kinston, NC
The inaugural Mother Earth Half-Marathon is being called "the most welcoming half-marathon in eastern North Carolina." The race will begin and end at historic Grainger Stadium and will flow through downtown and north Kinston. It will be a flat, fast course and will be certified by US Track and Field. The proceeds will go to support two arts-based non-profits, the Grainger-Hill Performing Arts Center in Kinston and the smART Kinston City Project Foundation.

Race: Saturday, Oct. 10th @ 7 a.m.
Race Packet Pickup: Friday, Oct. 9th @ 12 noon - 8 p.m.

Matt Whittle, 252-643-0571 info@ironcladhalfmarathon.com


BCCC First Day of Classes

Beaufort County Community College, Washington, NC
First Day of Classes, Fall 2015 Semester

Jules Norwood, 252.940.6387, jules.norwood@beaufortccc.edu


A Butterfly to Remember

322 Sylvania St, Winterville, NC 28590
Aseracare hospice is hosting a celebration of life to honor those we have lost in the past year. We will share a brief presentation followed by a butterfly release. Immediately following the butterfly release, the Main Event Band will take the stage.

Toni W. Windley 252.367.7182 toni.windley@aseracare.com


Pantego Volunteer Fire Department 32nd Annual Mud Run Fundraiser

Next to 28224 Hwy 264 East, Belhaven, N.C. 27810
32nd Annual Mud Run
Family Friendly Event Absolutely No Alcohol
Gates open at 9 A.M. Admission $10 Age 7 & under Free

email us at pantegofire@yahoo.com or on facebook@ P)antego Volunteer Fire Department


Pickin' on the Pamlico

Festival Park, Washington, NC
Pickin’ on the Pamlico
August 15, 2015
5:30 to 10:00 PM
Festival Park, 119 East Water Street, Washington, NC
Pickin’ on the Pamlico celebrates our famous and delicious Blue Crab and summertime in beautiful eastern North Carolina. Collect your friends and family and meet on the banks of the Pamlico River at Festival Park in the Washington Harbor District. Enjoy all the fresh NC steamed crabs and shrimp you can eat, dance to the music of the Ginger Thompson Band, drink a couple of cold ones and enjoy a beautiful sunset. All to support the Washington Harbor District Alliance.
$45.00 per person until August 7th. Get your first beer free.
$50.00 per person after August 7th. Get your first beer free.
Reserve a table for you and your friends for an additional $100.00 then enter into the table decoration contest.
Tickets available online at www.whda.org and at the Washington Visitor Center/Chamber of Commerce at 102 Stewart Parkway, Washington, NC and Little Shoppes of Washington at 127 West Main Street, Washington, NC
Catering by Leon Nixon

102 East 2nd Street, Suite 311A


Git' Down Downtown Concert

Downtown Washington, NC
Git’ Down Downtown Concert
September 12, 2015
5:30 to 9:00 PM
Festival Park, 119 East Water Street, Washington, NC
Come enjoy a night of country music in downtown Washington on the Pamlico River. Washington Harbor District Alliance is proud to present Emily Minor and Jonny Waters & Company.
North Carolina native, ECU graduate, top fifty finalist of Fox’s hit series, American Idol, Emily Minor, is the fresh new face of country music. Jonny Waters & Company are a multi-talented group of musicians from the Inner and Outer Banks of North Carolina. Winners of the OBX Entertainment 2012 Band of the Year award.
$13.00 per adult
$10.00 per student with student identification
$15.00 at the gate
Tickets available online at www.whda.org and at the Washington Visitor Center/Chamber of Commerce at 102 Stewart Parkway, Washington, NC and Little Shoppes of Washington at 127 West Main Street, Washington, NC
Blanket, chairs welcome, sorry on coolers. Beer and wine will be available on site along with food vendors.


102 East 2nd Street, Suite 311A


BMX Fest 2015

Uptown Greenville NC
BMX FEST VITAL SIGNS
 The 5th Annual BMX Fest takes place in Greenville, NC on Saturday, November 14th & will feature the championship stop of the 2015 Trans Jam BMX Contest Series, vendors, exhibits, daytime kids’ activities, a classic car show, & more!
 Welcomes over 100 competitors yearly to compete in Park, Flatland, & Street Freestyle BMX Disciplines


Lizz Pitts Pettigrew


Bernaroo Music & Arts Festival

to be held at Isaac Taylor Garden
On July 24th and 25th, downtown New Bern will be buzzing with the sights and sounds of local art as the Bernaroo Music & Arts Festival showcases some of the state’s finest creative minds for a two-day marathon of local love. Combining live music, visual art, fine crafts, food, beer and much more, BMAF serves as an opportunity for local creators to make their voices heard and enrich an already blossoming community of artists.

From 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Friday July 24 and Saturday July 25, the Isaac Taylor Garden will be home to three excellent North Carolina acts each night, ranging from rockabilly and dance-pop to Southern-tinged garage rock and nasty funk. Friday’s acts include New Bern’s own rockabilly duo, The Take Kindlies, Carrboro’s soulful R&B/folk quartet, Matt Phillips & The Philharmonic, and Raleigh’s solo dance pop wunderkind T0W3RS. Saturday night brings the garage rock of Raleigh’s Thick Modine along with Wilmington’s 7-piece hip-hop/jazz crew Temple5 and Raleigh’s funky Chit Nasty Band closing out the evening. Single-day passes for the event are $15 while a 2-day weekend pass is $25. The Isaac Taylor Garden will also house live visual art from Greenville’s Rodrigo Pacheco, local beers on tap and excellent eats from local chefs.

However, these locally focused events aren’t the only things to soak in on Bernaroo weekend. From 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm on Saturday, BMAF is hosting a free block party where folks of all ages can see local music at various venues about town, visit festival curated art galleries, roam through the vendor’s circle to help thriving local creators, and much more. Theater troupes, dancers, yoga and more helps to bring festivalgoers into an immersive experience that showcases some of the city’s most vibrant pockets.

Leading up the event, the festival will be showcasing several North Carolina acts at venues all about town for Bernaroo Presents shows. The first Bernaroo Presents event takes place this Friday, May 29th with a solo set from Matt Phillips at Aperitivo at Lawson’s Landing. Matt Phillips will showcase his delicate yet dynamic folk songs amidst one of New Bern’s finest Italian eateries, making for a gorgeous summer evening. Then, on July 10th, Carrboro’s The Color Exchange will be bringing their expansive indie rock to Mickey Milligan’s. The Color Exchange is a swiftly rising act that’s found themselves performing at TED Conferences in Chapel Hill and being showcased on NPR for their infectious melodies and careening pop songs.



For more information on the festival: http://www.bernaroomusicfest.com
To purchase tickets in advance: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1662475
To get involved with Bernaroo as a sponsor or a venue to host artists contact bernaroomusicfest@gmail.com



5th Annual Jacobs Run 2015 Motorcycle Run

Winterville, NC
Motorcycle ride to benefit the James and Connie Maynard Children's Hospital at Vidant Medical Center - Food, Vendors, Live Music and Chili contest. Tickets are $15 per rider & passenger. 70 mile round trip ride from Hometown Harley Davidson in Winterville, NC to Freemont, NC and back - this is an ESCORTED ride. There are 9 take off points that border Pitt County and will meet at Hometown Harley. See website: http://www.jacobsrun.info/Run-Itinerary.html


Piper Ellis


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



Bertie Couny Schools presents Community Day!

715 US Hwy 13 N Windsor, NC
Bertie County Schools' will be hosting our first annual community day. All of the district's schools, select school district departments and local community agencies and organizations will be in attendance to share information with Bertie County Schools’ families. This will be an indoor/outdoor event with activities that will entertain and inform the attendees. We will have food vendors, health/wellness stations, school information booths, school board panel sessions, music, and a host of other family fun activities. Admission is free. 93.3 BOB FM will broadcast live from 10 am-12pm.

T. Nicole Hawkins



Entrepreneur Affair (Vendor Fair) Sponsored by One Touch Pastoral Counseling

Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church Family Life Center 1095 Allen Rd. Greenville, NC 27834
This event will allow business owners to showcase their merchandise and give the community a chance to purchase their products. This event is free and open to the public and vendor space is available for $25. The vendors keep their profits and the 15% of the proceeds collected from the vendor space rental will go towards The Jones-Valentine Memorial Scholarship.

Tanisha Johnson
252-302-0070



CRUISE-IN For A Cure

May 30, 2015 10am to 3pm

Country Casuals/Discount Shoes #2 Store 3910 Hwy 264 E, Greenville, NC
Featuring cars, trucks and motorcycles of all years, makes and models

This family-friendly cruise-in includes:
Food and beverages for sale, 50/50 raffle, music and more...

All proceeds benefit JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International), dedicated to finding a cure.

For more information, call Dan at 227-3534


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.


Community 4th of July Celebration

East Duplin High School, 394 N. NC 111 Hwy., Beulaville, NC 28518
Beulaville area churches will be hosting a 4th of July celebration at East Duplin High School. There will be live music, inflatables, food, and fireworks. Admission is free. So, bring a chair or towel and come join us for lots of fun and fellowship!

C. Macleod



14th Annual Winning With Diabetes Conference 2015

ECU-East Carolina Heart Institute
Speakers, Vendors, Free Screenings all related to Diabetes.


Kristen Brooks


14th Annual Winning With Diabetes Conference 2015

ECU-East Carolina Heart Institute
Speakers, Vendors, Free Screenings all related to Diabetes.


Kristen Brooks


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.