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Casablanca performs at The City Laundry in New Bern

The City Laundry, 901 Pollock Street in New Bern
Casablanca performs at The City Laundry in New Bern June 10th from 8-11 PM!

The Time: Friday, June 10, 2016
The Place: Rick's American Bar, Casablanca, Morocco.
Sam the piano man has taken the night off. Tonight's music is provided by a motley but capable trio of musicians: a guitarist from Paris; a drummer who's been living in Turkey; and a violinist from Eastern Europe, who occasionally swaps out with a local oud player. Their music, laced with favorite themes from the Silver Screen, takes you from Russia to Brazil to Persia to who knows where?

Casablanca recreates Rick’s American Bar on Friday, June 10, at The City Laundry, 901 Pollock Street in New Bern. The concert begins around 8:00 p.m., just as the New Bern ArtWalk/ArtCrawl is winding down. The music will continue until 11:00. Tickets are $10, available at the venue, Bank of the Arts, or at the door. Call 252-675-1889 or email
katherineadolph@me.com for more information.
For information on the band, contact Simon Spalding at 252-636-1256, or fullersteaching@yahoo.com.

Tom Spellman is Casablanca’s guitarist, playing both nylon-stringed Classical guitar and steel string guitar.

Glenn Druhot plays drum set, djembe, bongos, and other percussion instruments. With sticks, brushes, or hands, Glenn lays down the beat!

Simon Spalding plays violin, guitar, and oud, the fretless lute of the Orient.

All three members of Casablanca are instructors in the teaching studio of Fuller’s Music House in New Bern, where they met.



To hear live performances of Casablanca, follow these links:
Swing 42 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37vYkak-qmo
Katyusha - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMU8S-ZLY3Q
Take Five - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWEF2X9S6Ow



THE BEARS perform at Brutopia in New Bern

at Brutopia in New Bern
THE BEARS perform at Brutopia in New Bern, Saturday June 18!

THE BEARS, New Bern’s favorite oldies band, perform at Brutopia in New Bern, Saturday evening June 18. THE BEARS’ “way back machine” takes you on a roller-coaster ride through the best songs of the last sixty years, featuring Classic Rock, Surf Music, British Invasion, and more, served up with humor, hot licks, and a great sense of fun.

Who are THE BEARS?
--Steve Latimer is “Baby Bear”, the band’s youngest member. Steve sings and plays guitar.
--Janet Montero is “Mama Bear”: she sings and plays bass.
--Pat Engeman, “Yogi Bear” is the drummer, as well as a singer.
--Simon Spalding is “California Bear”: he plays bass, fiddle, and guitar.

The music starts at 6:00 p.m., and will finish around 9:00. Brutopia is located in the James City area of New Bern, at 1201 - 70 East. For information, call Brutopia at 252-631-5142. To learn more about THE BEARS, check out www.thebears.band, or contact Pat Engeman at 678-205-7309.

THE BEARS are one of eastern North Carolina’s most entertaining bands – don’t miss them!






Folk/maritime duo Rob van Sante and Janie Meneely to perform

Trent River Coffee Company in New Bern
Folk/maritime duo Rob van Sante and Janie Meneely will perform at Trent River Coffee Company in New Bern, on Saturday, June 11!

Chesapeake songster Janie Meneely and traditional balladeer
Rob van Sante joins forces for an evening of maritime music from the Bay and Beyond. Commonly seen playing with the likes of Alan Reid (of The Battlefield Band) or John Connolly (who penned Fiddler’s Green), Rob adds his virtuoso guitar to the array of Janie’s “Bay-spun”originals, while Janie adds vocal harmonies to Rob’s traditional ballads.

Janie has been singing about Chesapeake people, places and history for going on (gasp!) 30 years now, chronicling the stories of Bay watermen or poking fun at sailors’ traditions. The death of her husband two years ago left her without a musical partner, so this collaboration heralds the start of something new (www.janiemeneely.com).

Dutch-born Rob is a guitarist of skill and subtlety. His mother was a child prodigy on piano, so it’s no surprise that music has played an important part in his life. During the 1970s, 80s and 90s he toured extensively throughout Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, working with such stalwarts of the British folk and jazz scene as Danny Thompson, Jon Strong,
Tom Napper, Tom McConville, Kate Rusby, John McCusker . . . the list goes on (www.reidvansante.com).

Both are delighted to bring you a few hours of maritime music, merriment and mayhem, and invite you to sing along.

Trent River Coffee Company is at 208 Craven Street in downtown New Bern. The doors open at 6:00, and the concert will begin at 7:00. Tickets are $15, available at the door. Call 252-514-2030 for information or reservations.







“Simon Spalding & Friends” play free concert in Union Point

Union Point
“Simon Spalding & Friends” play free concert in Union Point, Sunday afternoon June 26

Simon Spalding and other local musicians will perform in the gazebo at Union Point, at 2:00 pm Sunday afternoon June 26. The free concert will combine the talents of Randy Moore, Patrick Engeman, Janet Montero, and probably some surprise performers as well!

The repertoire will span a wide range of each performer’s favorite songs. Randy will lead off with some of his songs such as Stray Cat Strut, Feels Like Rain, Wagon Wheel, and Goin’ Up the Country. Janet will sing Last Date, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Tennessee Waltz, and more. Simon will perform Leadbelly’s ode to traffic safety “Relax Your Mind”, Surf Guitar classics Mr. Moto and Walk Don’t Run, and fiddle favorites Ashokan Farewell and Wizard’s Walk. Through it all, Pat lays down a beat that will keep your toes tapping.

The instruments include the familiar (guitar, bass, violin, drum kit), but also a few surprises such as ukulele, and a one-of-a-kind instrument or two.

Bring a lawn chair and a picnic basket, and join in the fun!



Call Nicole Dewar of New Bern Parks & Recreation at 252-639-2902 for more information. For more on Simon, check out www.musicalhistorian.com.


Aurora Fossil Festival 2016

Aurora NC
Fri May 27 6PM - 11PM Live Music By ‘Steel Shot’ & ‘K-OS’
Sat.May 28 Parade 11am 3PM Live Auction: Fossils Main Stage all day events
Live music 7PM - 11PM ‘Billy Holton & the Soul Shakers’ Fireworks 9:30PM Saturday
Huge variety of Vendors, Carnival Rides

Sandra Lilley 716 870 7322


18TH ANNUAL EDENTON MUSIC AND WATER FESTIVAL

Edenton
18TH ANNUAL EDENTON MUSIC AND WATER FESTIVAL

FRIDAY, JUNE 3

GREENVILLE’S SPARE CHANGE AND BEVERAGE GARDEN
7 – 10 PM
ON THE EDENTON WATERFRONT

QUEEN ANNE SUNSET PADDLE
7 PM – KAYAKS AVAILABLE TO RESERVE

SATURDAY, JUNE 4

KITTY HAWK KITES KAYAK AND STAND UP PADDLE CLINICS
10 AM – 3 PM

REGIONAL MUSIC ON THE PARK STAGE
10 AM – 5 PM

COMPLIMENTARY BOAT RIDES
ON THE PERIAUGER, LIBER-TEA AND PERSONAL BOATS

KIDS’ AREA
JOY THE CLOWN, JUMP HOUSE, CRAFTS

EDENTON MASONIC CAR SHOW ALONG SOUTH BROAD

HERITAGE FEST – JOHN A HOLMES CAMPUS

CLOSING ACT – USAF HERITAGE OF AMERICA BAND
BLUE ACES 5 – 7 PM



CONTACT: VISITEDENTON.COM/800-775-0111 OR 252-482-0300



“Carolina In My Mind” Art Exhibition

Carolina Artist Gallery
“Carolina In My Mind” Art Exhibition | 11am - 5pm
Carolina Artist Gallery hosts the "Carolina In My Mind" art exhibition. Regular
hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

For more details, 252-726-7550 or
www.carolinaartistgallery.com.



"Get Fot Dau"

Davis Youth Center/Davis Ventures, 33478 US Hwy 264 E., Englehard, NC
Slip -N- Slides
Sack Hop Races
Water Log Crossing
Water Gun Fights
Cargo New Climbing
4X4 Walking
Human Wheel Barrow Races

Bring your Tents, Grills & Lounge Chairs

Zumba warm-up start @ 8:30 a.m.
Events start @ 10 a.m.

Date: May 28, 2016

4 Persons per team - $5.00 per person
Vendors $25.00

For more information contact Vincent Whitfield 252-542-9705


2nd Crystal Kai SUP Cup

along the coast of Atlantic Beach
2nd Crystal Kai SUP Cup

Also in its second year is the Crystal Kai SUP Cup, taking
place June 3-4 along the coast of Atlantic Beach. Two
courses, short and long, are mapped to accommodate a
variety of experience levels. With an impressive total of
$15,000 up for grabs, novices and elites have a chance to
win cash – a unique opportunity for a standup
paddleboarding competitive event. For more info visit
www.crystalkaisupcup.com. Registration is made possible
by visiting www.paddleguru.com.




2nd Annual Brew BQ Featuring Jamey Johnson

Harrah's Cherokee Resort Event Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SUDS AND SOWS RETURN TO
HARRAH'S CHEORKEE RIVERWALK
2nd ANNUAL BREW BQ
TO BE FOLLOWED BY LIVE CONCERT
FEATURING JAMEY JOHNSON
AT THE EVENT CENTER

AUGUST 27
Tickets go on sale for both events May 13


BREW BQ - Noon - 7pm
THE RIVERWALK
The Carolinas' best barbecue and beer is converging on Cherokee, NC with the 2nd Annual BREW BQ, featuring the Carolina barbecue styles of Clyde Cooper, Sam Jones and The Pit (Raleigh, NC). Plus, we'll highlight the best regional craft beers like Highland Brewing Company, Catawba Brewing, Nantahala, Innovation, Asheville Pizza and Brewing, Green Man and many others!

Tickets are on sale beginning 5/13 at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Various beer and BBQ packages as well as VIP packages are also available.

AN EVENING WITH JAMEY JOHNSON - 8pm
THE EVENT CENTER
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson has been showered with plaques, trophies and award statuettes, but they aren't the answer to his dreams.

"My dream already came true," says the Alabama native who has rocketed to Nashville stardom. "All I ever wanted was to get to just ride around and sing country music. It's cool when things happen along the way, because those are things I never thought I could achieve. But whatever happens, I'll just keep on doing what I do. I wake up every day and go play some more country music."

Jamey Johnson tickets are also available at Ticketmaster and 1-800-745-3000.

ABOUT Harrah's Cherokee Resort Event Center m
The spectacular, 3,000 plus seat Event Center is the leading events, entertainment and concert venue in the Southeast. The massive Event Center stage is 60-foot by 40-foot and framed by large HD resolution 32-foot screens. The facility boasts a sophisticated, state-of-the-art speaker system as well as the highest quality theatrical lighting available and was selected to Billboard Magazine's Top 25 Hottest clubs in North America for two consecutive years.

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

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





Light the Night Walk

BMW Performance Center, Greer, SC
This fall, LLS will host more than 140 Light The Night Walks across the USA to pay tribute and bring hope to people battling cancer. The walks are open to all; there is no fitness requirement. Participants walk in their community and carry lighted lanterns for survivors, supporters and in memory of loved ones lost. There is an upcoming local Light the Night Walk in your area and below are links to TV PSAs re: your local event:

Event Date Location City State
10/20/2016 BMW Performance Center Greer SC


Every three minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer. No one knows this better than Nashville’s actor-musician, Charles “Chip” Esten, and his wife Patty. Charles’ 14-year-old daughter, Addie, was diagnosed with leukemia at the young age of 2-1/2. Naturally, it was one of the darkness moments in their lives. But, they quickly learned that there was hope, based on the research to advance new treatments and cures for leukemia, much of it funded by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Charles and his family became involved with LLS and its Light The Night Walks. The darkness lifted and they no longer felt alone. Walking across a bridge at night with 6,000 people carrying lights, Charles says, “to have all those people out there together holding lights, walking together, there was nobody there who was alone.”






Farmville Reverse Raffle

Farmville NC
In November 124 raffle tickets are sold for $100 each to benefit members of the Farmville Unit. Held at Farmville Presbyterian Church, the Reverse Raffle provides an opportunity for the community to learn more about the youth served daily and partake in friendly competition for a worthy cause.

Marlen Luna
(252) 355-2345 Ext 205



Ayden Reverse Raffle

Ayden NC
Each Year 124 raffle tickets are sold for $100 each to benefit members of the Ayden Unit. Held at the Dr. Ledyard E. Ross Unit, the Reverse Raffle provides an opportunity for the community to learn more about the youth served daily and partake in friendly competition for a worthy cause.

Marlen Luna
(252) 355-2345 Ext 205



Big Night Out

Greenville Convention Center
Join the women of JWA for the first annual Big Night Out fundraiser. Enjoy a plated dinner, drinks, dancing, a silent auction, and music by The Embers! Doors will open at 6pm and dinner will begin at 7pm. Ticket are $75 per person, $140 per couple, and $550 per 8-top table. They are on sale now through May 21 and can be purchased at https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/45134/chk/bfcf

Beth Perkins; (252) 290-0010; jwagreenville@gmail.com


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

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


GOV'T MULE TO APPEAR AT HARRAH'S CHEROKEE
Featuring Special Guest, Blackberry Smoke
September 30, 2016



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

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

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

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

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









For further information contact:

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








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

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

A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center (ATFS) is located off Highway 11 between Ayden and Grifton in Contentnea Creek Estates. The physical address is 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton NC 28530.

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

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

SCHEDULE OF PUBLIC EVENTS FOR MAY 2016

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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






Kinston's First Annual Funk Festival

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

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

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

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

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



CRYSTAL COAST FIRST ANNUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL UNVEILS LINEUP THIRD EYE BLIND TO HEADLINE

Atlantic Beach
CRYSTAL COAST FIRST ANNUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL UNVEILS LINEUP
THIRD EYE BLIND TO HEADLINE

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

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

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

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

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

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

To experience North Carolina’s Crystal Coast call (252) 726-8148 or visit www.crystalcoastnc.org, and engage with the destination socially with #MyCrystalCoast, the festival socially with #CCMusicFest, via www.facebook.com/crystalcoast, @CrystalCoast_NC on Twitter and @thecrystalcoast on Instagram.
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Heritage Farm Fest

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

Ann Liston, 252-489-0349


Retiree Appreciation Day

MCB Camp Lejeune
Information and Health Fair

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



TOBY KEITH TO APPEAR AT HARRAH'S CHEROKEE EVENT CENTER

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

TOBY KEITH TO APPEAR AT HARRAH'S CHEROKEE EVENT CENTER
JUNE 30, 2016

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

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

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

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

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


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

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





Crystal Coast Weekly Events -March 21-27, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

March 26 Morehead City Parks & Recreation Easter Egg Hunt | 9:30am - 12pm
The Easter Egg Hunt will take place at Rotary Park located at 2200 Mayberry Loop Road in Morehead City. The egg hunt activity areas are divided into three sections by the following age groups: 4 & under, 5-8, and 9-12. NO PETS PLEASE! For more details, 252-726-5083.
Carolina Home & Garden Easter Egg Hunt | 11am - 4pm
Easter Egg Hunt is at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 26. Bring your own basket. The Easter Bunny will be there from 11am - 4pm for photos with the children. Flavored shaved ice available from 11:30am - 12:30pm. For more details, www.carolinahomegarden.com.

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









Bridgeton Blueberry Festival

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


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

Sherri LeFever at:
BridgetonBlueberryFest@gmail.com



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

Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort Event Center 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee, NC 28719
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HARRAH'S CHEROKEE KEEPS THE HITS COMING WITH ALL-STAR LINEUP FEATURING
RASCAL FLATTS AND MAN IN THE MIRROR


MAN IN THE MIRROR
A Tribute to the King of Pop

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


Saturday, April 30 at 7:30pm



Rascal Flatts

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

Friday, May 27 at 9pm



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

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


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

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










FALL INDOOR YARD SALE (Rain or shine)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Piedmont Come to the Table

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

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



Farmville VFB 100th Anniversary Event

Apr 11, 2015 10am to 3pm

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

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

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


Indoor Yard Sale (rain or shine)

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

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

Or stop by and browse the various items for sale.

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



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


Harlem Ambassadors Tour

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, contact beaufortcountypal@hotmail.com or call (252) 946-4171.


IM FITT Grand Opening

Jan 27, 2015 11:00am

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

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


Indoor Yard Sale at Westside Church

1205 Lynn Drive in Kinston (Off of Roseanne Dr., behind Bill Fay Park)
Join Westside FWB Church for an indoor yard sale Saturday, August 2nd from 7am to noon, rain or shine! Stop by to see what hidden treasures you may find!

There will be children's clothes and toys, books, movies, electronics, plants, sports items, skin care products, furniture, home decorations, holiday decorations, pet toys, and much more!

OR, take the opportunity to make room for new things in your home, and sell some of your items with us! Rent a 12x12 space with table and chairs for only $10. Contact Sandy Tilghman at (252) 522-5729 to reserve your space today.

Spread the word! Hope to see you there!




The OBX Success Job & Career Fair

Mar 29, 2014 10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Jennette's Pier 7223 South Virginia Dare Trail Nags Head, NC 27959
The OBX Success Job & Career Fair will be held 10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Jennette's Pier in Nags Head. This event is sponsored by the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce and the Northeastern North Carolina Workforce Development Board.


Outer Banks businesses are invited to set-up vendor tables, accept applications and resumes on site. Vendor tables are available at just $50 and $75 depending on size and location. There is no admission fee on Saturday for those applying for jobs. To reserve a table, call the Chamber office at (252)441-8144.


The following have already committed to exhibiting at the OBX Success Job & Career Fair 2014.


Outer Banks Hospital - Check our website for current openings. Online applications only but instructions will be provide on how to apply at the fair.


Kellogg Supply Co. & The Cottage Shop - Customer Service Hardware, Customer Service Retail Gifts & Home D?cor; Contractor Sales, Kitchen & Bath Designers and Truck Drivers, Contractor Sales, Kitchen & Bath Designers, Truck Drivers. Computer knowledge preferred for all positions except truck drivers.


The Fresh Market - hiring Assistant Grocery Managers and Specialists, Bakers, Meat Cutters, and Seafood Specialists to staff their store.


Exercise and Healthy Eating - 18 years of age and older sought for Sales & Marketing. No experience needed, training provided. Need access to computer and phone skills required. Upbeat personality.

Village Realty - seasonal housekeepers & inspectors


The Outer Banks Inn & Colonial Inn - front desk agent, housekeeper, room attendant, maintenance assistant. All positions need transportation.


Front Porch Cafe - If you are passionate about coffee, enjoy people, and are interested in working at The Front Porch Cafe we are currently hiring for part time and year round full time positions! We offer health insurance, 401k, paid vacation and free coffee!!


Sanderling Resort - All must be able to work flexible hours including nights, weekends and holidays. Chefs (seasonal and year round) , Seasonal restaurant managers, seasonal serves and bartenders, seasonal hostess, seasonal cooks, seasonal spa coordinators and massage therapists, nail technicians, hair stylists, cosmetologists.


Sunset Grille - Hostess, Wait Staff, Bartenders, Bus Person, Bar Back, Sushi Roller, Kitchen Help


Kitty Hawk Kites - seasonal managers & assistant managers, retail associates, reservationists, hang gliding & kiteboarding instructors, warehouse processors, bartenders & servers. We also have a permanent year round opening for a web director.


Dare County Library - The library has many resources that can help you in every step of your job search; books on resume writing and job interview skills, as well as books on job skills such as telephone skills, customer service, math skills, and computer skills. Computers are available at the library for you to search the web, use our online resources, or type your resume and cover letter. Ask library staff about Cypress Resume, an online resume builder and LearningExpressLibrary, an online resource that helps you practice and master interviewing skills and much more. **please note that the Dare County Library is NOT accepting applications at the Job Fair.

We want job seekers to learn more about the many free resources we have to assist them in their job search.


Seaside Vacations

Maintenance - Seasonal Techs, Fitter Person, Coordinator & Lawn Care

Housekeeping - Cleaners and Inspectors

Must be at least 16 or 17 years of age with work permit to apply for positions


Moneysworth Beach Rentals and Linen Rentals - Office Assistants (answering phones, computers, taking orders and filling); Warehhouse - packing out linens and beach equipment for delivery and assisting with the delivery.


Gray's Outer Banks Lifestyle Clothing Company - Assistant managers, sales associates, stockroom. (Also hiring under age 16)


Dare County Department of Public Health - providing information about the Affordable Care Act. We will not be taking applications for health department or county jobs.


Davis Cleaning of the OBX, Inc. - weekend cottage cleanrers, weekend inspectors, year round full and part time office assistant.


T-Tops Superstore - customer service, cashier, stock, retail experience helpful but will train. All ages welcome to apply as long as students are eligible for work permit. Seasonal Full-Time and Year Round Part-Time.


Tanger Outlets - Retail positions. Must be 18 years of age to apply.

Sun Realty - Seasonal Cleaners and Inspectors

Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream & Espresso Bar - Assistant managers: preparing and serving espresso specialties, ice cream, balancing cash register, customer service skills, managing staff. Must maintain our high cleaning standards, must pass drug test.

Nags Head Golf Links & Players Grille - Servers (must be 21 years of age) for Players Grille; Life Guards, servers, activities, bartender & Snack bar attendant for Village Beach Club.

Sound Feet Shoes - Retail associates, seasonal, part time, full time in Nag Head, Duck, Corolla, Kitty Hawk. Cashier and stock part-time, Nags Head

Dairy Queen - Store Manager to Oversee and manage all areas of restaurant; Shift Leaders - Applicant must be at least 18 years old. Assist in management of store with Store Manager; Hourly crew members : Applicant must be at least 16 years old. Learn to prepare and serve customers Dairy Queen treats and provide excellent customer service

Also on hand to assist those applying with area resources will be the North Carolina Department of Commerce, College of the Albemarle, North Carolina Wesleyan College, and the Northeastern Workforce Development Board.

Jennette's Pier
7223 South Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959

Call the Chamber office at (252)441-8144.


Dover Community Eggstravaganza

Apr 12, 2014 2:00pm

Dover Park
The public is invited to Dover Community Eggstravaganza. April 12, 2014 at 2:00pm. Something for all ages. Egg Hunt, Kickball Games, Food, Fun and Fellowship. Sponsored by All Dover Local Churches.



Donna Kelly 252-521-5724


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

Apr 5, 2014 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Coffee Shack, 168 Beacon Dr. Wintervilee, Nc 28590
The Pen and Paper Lounge presents Author/Artist Dawn Deanna Wilson to Winterville on April 5, 2014 to facilitate Creating Memorable Characters, a hands-on workshop for beginner to intermediate writers (even the secret ones.) Bring a notebook, pen and prepare to create unforgettable characters.
A book signing and readings will immediately follow the workshop Packets of materials will be provided for each participant to use during and after the workshop. Donations accepted to offset printing of packets and other participants' costs, but, all are welcome. Please reserve your seat due to limited seating.

Celest at 252-526-7353, downeastwriter@gmail.com, or visit https://dawn-d-wilson-workshop.eventbrite.com.



Spring Celebration at Raised In A Barn Farm

Apr 19, 2014 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

2106 NC Hwy 33 East, Chocowinity, NC 27817
Antique Tractor Show * Hayride to Easter Egg Hunt * Pig Pickin * Baked Goods Egg Decorating Contest * LIVE MUSIC * Handmade Crafts * Vendors
Farm Animals * Goat Cheese Blends * 4H Club Enrollment … and MORE!


Jane Boahn 252-945-6153


SUNDAY NIGHT SING featuring Made By Mercy Trio

Mar 30, 2014 6:00pm

Westside FWB Church in Kinston 1205 Lynn Drive, Kinston, NC 28504
Come celebrate, praise, and fellowship with the Made By Mercy Trio! You'll be entertained and blessed by this talented Southern Gospel group.

Westside Church
(252) 522-4505



Gullfest

Apr 5, 2014 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Beaufort County Community College, Washington, N.C.
A spring festival to raise money for Student Government Association activities featuring bands, children's games, over 40 arts and crafts vendors, a car show and food and fun for the entire family

Theresa Edwards, Student Activities Coordinator, at theresae@beaufortccc.edu or 252-940-6217


Always a Bridesmaid

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

Carteret Community College Joslyn Hall Morehead City NC
Carteret Community Theatre production of a laugh-filled, comedic Southern romp about four beleaguered bridesmaids who navigate the choppy waters of love and matrimony. Adults, $14; children/students, $8. Tickets at Alex and Brett's, Poor Richard's, SoundBank Cape Carteret, or by calling 252-497-8919.

Robert Malone, 252-297-8919, rmalone@ec.rr.com


Little Swift Creek Vol. Fire Dept. BBQ Fundraiser

Mar 29, 2014 11 a.m. until

4580 Hwy. 17 N, Ernul, NC 28527
Plates are $7.00
Eat in or take out
Drive thru service available


Keul Whitford
919-614-0257



Koinonia Christian Church Community Gas Giveaway

Mar 29, 2014 8-10 am

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

Christie James-- 252-341-3906


Greenville Brushstrokes Clothesline Art Show

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

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

Dorothy Jensen 252 355 6543
www.greenvillebrushstrokes.com



CANDIDATES' FORUM

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

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

Monica Gibbs, 252 617-3067


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

Mar 1, 2014 - Mar 28, 2014 --

A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center (ATFS) is located off Highway 11 between Ayden and Grifton in Contentnea Creek Estates. The physical address is 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton NC 28530.
Follow the website and newsletter regularly for possible additions or other updates to this schedule. For weather dependent activities (such as star parties, etc.), check the website for possible cancellations before leaving home.

If it is possible for you to do so, please announce (or post) this first activity regularly throughout the month till the March 22 date

Save the Date -- March 22
Love A Sea Turtle Annual 5k Run & Nature Walk
10:00 am
Proceeds fund summer camps at A Time For Science Nature and Science Learning Center for underserved youth as well as turtle awareness and education. $20.00 for individual runners ($25.00 after Feb 1) and $5.00 for the Nature Walk. Participants can register on-line at loveaseaturtle.com or runtheeast.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


North Carolina's Crystal Coast - Weekly Calendar Of Events

Feb 21, 2014 - Feb 22, 2014 --

Crystal Coast
Feb 21: American Red Cross Blood Drive- Carteret County Chapter of the American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center from 2-7pm, 7500 Emerald Drive. Please give!

Feb 21: International Film Series- The Carteret Community College Foundation’s International Film Series are held at Joslyn Hall in the McGee Building at Carteret Community College in Morehead City. Live music at 6:45 p.m. Film begins at 8 p.m. Suggested donation is $5 per person. Enjoy pastries of the culture of each film. Call Tiffany Taylor at 222-6056 or visit www.carteret.edu/foundation. Upcoming film is :“A Hijacking” (Denmark – Rated R)

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

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

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

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

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

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



3rd Annual “Birds in Harmony”

Mar 25, 2014 - Apr 6, 2014 --

Harmony Hall 109 E. King St. Kinston, NC
The Lenoir County Historical Association is sponsoring the 3rd Annual “Birds in Harmony” birdhouse show, sale and exposition. This will be at Harmony Hall which is located at 109 E. King St., Kinston, NC, across from the Lenoir County Courthouse. The dates are 3/25-4/6.

This will end with the Southern Brunch on Sunday 4/6. This brunch will be from 11:30AM to 2:00PM. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. Tickets for the brunch can be obtained by calling Harmony Hall Site Manager, Judy White at 252 522-0421.

The show includes, not only birdhouse, but birdfeeders, birdbaths and most other things related to birds. You are encouraged to exhibit your craft by calling Judy White, Harmony Hall Site Manager, at 252 522-0421. Please contact Judy by 3/18. The exhibit will not be open on
Mondays and Sundays(except for 4/6) from 10:AM-4:00PM

Harmony Hall Site Manager, Judy White (252) 522-0421


ShamRock! For Local Music Festival

Mar 16, 2014 beginning at 3 p.m.

downtown Beaufort
Why not celebrate St. Patrick’s Day along with the Beaufort Music Festival? On Sunday, March 16, beginning at 3 p.m., come to downtown Beaufort and enjoy food, beer and wine specials and great live music on Middle Lane.

This is a special celebration – the 26th annual Beaufort Music Festival line-up will be unveiled, local favorite The Spread will play their first live show in months and some new, exciting changes to the festival will be made public. Tickets include music and food and all proceeds from beer and wine specials will benefit the festival. If you look forward to the Beaufort Music Festival each May, as a local homeowner, business owner or purely a music lover, please come to show your support.

Interested sponsors are invited to a special lunch to be held on the same day before the fundraiser. Local band Kudubai will be playing for this invitation-only affair. If interested in learning about festival sponsorship levels and packages or participation in the sponsors’ lunch, please contact John Hackney at john@beaufortmusicfestival.com.


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


Great Glow Run benefitting Easter Seals UCP

May 3, 2014 8:00 p.m.

Town Commons
The Easter Seals UCP Great Glow Run will light up Greenville in support of individuals and families managing disabilities and mental health challenges. The illuminated 5K evening race will be held Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Town Common. Check-in begins at 6:00 p.m. and the race starts at 8:00 p.m. Participants will don glow and LED gear as they join other enthused runners on an eye-catching, glimmering course.

Register by April 18 at GreatGlowRun.com for just $35. Unless sold out, day of event registration is $50. Active duty military are eligible for a special $25 registration; team discounts also available. Entry fee includes bib, timing chip, race t-shirt, bib, glow decoration and entrance to the post-race Afterglow party.


Patrick Curran (919) 783-8898 x8907


Dare Day Festival

Jun 7, 2014 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Downtown Waterfront, Manteo, NC
In its 39th year, Dare Day Festival is a free, fun-filled family event, presented by the County of Dare and the Town of Manteo. Dare Day is considered by locals as the official kick-off of summer. Over 100 vendors will open booths on the Manteo Waterfront and surrounding downtown areas to display a variety of beautiful items, delicious foods and drinks. Children will be able to ride a kiddie train, play games and enjoy an inflatable slide and moonwalk.

There will be plenty of local musical entertainment on two stages for the enjoyment of all ages.


The smell of seafood, polish sausages, hotdogs/ hamburgers, funnel cakes and kettle corn will fill the air. There will be homemade and soft serve ice cream as well as a variety of cold drinks to quench your thirst.


Come to the Dare Day Festival and make some memories.

Melva Garrison, Jackie Tillett, or Cara Daniels
Dare Day Office - 252.475.5629



4th Annual Carolina Strawberry Festival

May 9, 2014 - May 10, 2014 --

Downtown Wallace, NC
Friday, May 9- 7-10 pm
Saturday, May 10- 11am-9 pm

Friday- Strawberry Jam Street Festival- Midway rides, food, beer & wine garden, music by the Band of Oz. Saturday- Food & Craft Vendors, Midway rides & games- entertainment, music by Ken Knox & Company, beer & wine garden.

Lou Powell, Executive Director- Greater Wallace Chamber of Commerce- 910-285-4044


Mardi Gras on Middle Lane

Mar 1, 2014 2-6PM

Middle Lane, Beaufort, NC
A free family event with parade of "krewes", New Orleans food and drink, jazz, dancing and games for the kids. Dust off your beads, put on your mask and get ready to "let the good times roll" on Saturday afternoon in Beaufort.

Ann Goellner, 252 504-2988


The King & I

Mar 20, 2014 - Mar 22, 2014 7:30 pm

Martin County Auditorium Located at Riverside High School in Williamston NC
Thursday - Saturday Evenings, March 20, 21 & 22 - Curtain 7:30 pm
Live theatrical performance of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King & I. There will be a live orchestra.

Andy Weaver, 252-799-8400 or 252-792-3660


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

Mar 6, 2014 6:30 pm

Swansboro Recreation Center
(Onslow County) – Onslow County Public Library and the Swansboro Friends of the Library will host Executive Vice President Mark Joyner of the nonprofit NC Aquarium Society at the Swansboro Recreation Center on Thursday, March 6 at 6:30 pm for a fun and interactive evening learning about what might be swimming below you in our North Carolina waters.

Bring the whole family to learn about sharks, stingrays, venomous and toxic fishes, stinging jellyfish & electric rays! Learn the natural history of these animals & how to avoid encounters or treat the aftermath.

Mr. Joyner has worked with the North Carolina Aquariums for over thirty years and currently serves as Executive Vice President of the nonprofit NC Aquarium Society. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and a Master’s degree in Education from NC State University. He is a recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine and author of over a dozen natural history articles that have been featured in Wildlife in North Carolina magazine.



For more information, please call the Swansboro Branch of the Onslow County Public Library at 910.326.4888 or visit us online, anytime at www.onslowcountync.gov/library.