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Family Fun Night!

Oct 31, 2014 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Westside Free Will Baptist Church - Family Life Center - 1205 Lynn Drive Kinston, NC 28503
Enjoy a family-friendly evening complete with games, treats, pumpkin decorating and other fun activities!

Hot dog with chips and a drink for $2.00


(252) 522-5729, Sandy Tilghman
(252) 522-4505, Westside FWB Church



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!




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


2nd Chance Kindergarten Information Session

Apr 15, 2014 6:00 - 8:00 pm

North East Carolina Prep Charter School, Tarboro
Due to over-whelming demand and the opportunity to add classrooms, NECP, a public charter school, has reopened the Kindergarten application process for 2014! At the 2nd Chance Session, your family will visit the NECP campus, meet our Kindergarten teachers, and learn how your child will benefit from attending this great public charter school. Visit our website for more information: www.necprepschool.com

Diane C. LeFiles, Dir. of Communications
NECP Charter School 252-641-0464



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


Jacksonville High School Musical

Apr 4, 2014 - Apr 6, 2014 ---

Jacksonville
JHS 51st annual musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie". $8 advanced $10 at door

910-989-2048


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



Literacy Volunteers of Beaufort County

Mar 25, 2014 11:00 a.m.

Auditorium at Beaufort County Community College
The Teacher Who Couldn’t Read author, John Corcoran will make an appearance in Beaufort County at 11:00 a.m. on March 25, 2014 in the Auditorium at Beaufort County Community College. The free event is co-sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church of Washington and Literacy Volunteers of Beaufort County. Mr. Corcoran, who read only at a second grade level until the age of 48 managed to graduate from high school and college and to work as a high school teacher and real estate developer without being discovered. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, 60 Minutes, CNN, Tavis Smiley Show and has become a national spokesperson for adult literacy. In 1997 he started his own foundation, The John Corcoran Foundation to make a way for anyone to learn to read. He has also written and published another book A Bridge to Literacy . You can read more about his life and experiences at www.johncorcoran.org He will also be appearing in Raleigh, New Bern and several other North Carolina cities while on this tour. Please bring your friends and join us on March 25, 2014 at 11:00 am at BCCC Auditorium for this inspiring program!

Further information, please contact Pat Lurvey, Literacy Volunteers at plurvey@suddenlink.net; Virginia Jenks, First Presbyterian Church; or newhopeliteracy.org who are arranging his schedule.


North Lenoir High School 8th Grade Registration Parent Night

Mar 20, 2014 6:30 p.m.

North Lenoir High School cafeteria, 2400 Institute Road, La Grange, NC
North Lenoir High School invites the parents of rising 9th grade students to an informational meeting. The meeting will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in North Lenoir High School’s cafeteria. The meeting is designed to provide parents with up-to-date information to assist their student in making a successful transition to the high school. Topics to be discussed include course information, registration procedures, Advanced Placement (AP) Program, Future Ready graduation requirements, high school testing requirements, promotion requirements, attendance policy, and athletics. All parents are encouraged to attend.

For more information, please contact the North Lenoir High School Counseling Department at 252-527-9184.


Patrick Holmes, 252-527-1109, pholmes@lenoir.k12.nc.us


LCPS All-County Chorus Concert

Mar 8, 2014 2 p.m.

Kinston-Lenoir County Performing Arts Center, 2601 N. Queen St., Kinston, NC
The LCPS All-County Chorus, comprised of elementary and middle school students from across the Lenoir County Public Schools system, will perform in concert at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at Kinston-Lenoir County Performing Arts Center. The concert is free.

Patrick Holmes, 252-527-1109, Lenoir County Public Schools


Swansboro Rotary Oyster Roast

Mar 15, 2014 5-8 p.m.

Rotary Civic Center in Swansboro
Swansboro Rotary Club’s 35th annual Oyster Roast and Pig-Out will be March 15, 5-8 p.m.

Tickets purchased in advance are $45. They allow entry to one of the club’s most popular fundraisers, an all-you-can-eat extravaganza that takes place indoors at the Rotary Civic Center in Swansboro.

Machine Gun, a popular and well-known variety band from Wilmington, will provide musical entertainment.

Diners are reminded to bring an oyster knife and a glove. In addition to oysters, the menu includes roasted pig, fried fish, clam chowder, hot dogs with chili, cole slaw, hush puppies, condiments and a variety of beverages.

The civic center, which is on West Main Street Extension off NC 24 behind Family Care Pharmacy, provides a spacious indoor area for diners. It will be equipped with several large screen televisions tuned to the NCAA basketball tournament.

Tickets purchased at the door will cost $50. Tickets for children 15 and younger are $20, available only at the door.

Proceeds from the event are used to benefit youth scholarships and projects in Onslow and Carteret counties.

Tickets can be purchased from any member of the Swansboro Rotary Club or at the Civic Center. Tickets can also be purchased at Darden Insurance and Century 21 Waterway Realty in Swansboro and at Eastern Mortgage in Emerald Isle.


For more information, call (910) 326-6175.


NORTH CAROLINA’S CRYSTAL COAST Weekly Calendar of Events

Feb 24, 2014 - Mar 2, 2014 --

NORTH CAROLINA’S CRYSTAL COAST
Feb 24: Succulent Seafood Series- The Aquarium once again teams up with top restaurants to dish up recipes and tips on selecting and preparing fresh, seasonal, local seafood. Succulent Seafood sessions are scheduled for selected Mondays and occasionally other days of the week at 2 p.m. Aquarium staff members share information on the life cycles and habitats of featured seafood species.

Chefs provide favorite recipes and insights on preparing finfish, shellfish and crustaceans. A taste test of the featured dish tops off each gathering. Succulent Seafood is for ages 12 and up; $15 per person, per session. Advance registration is required. Feb. 2: Clawson's Restaurant- Beaufort, Feb. 24: Island Grille- Atlantic Beach, Mar. 3: Amos Mosquitos- Atlantic Beach & Mar. 17: Island Grille- Atlantic Beach. Call 252-247-4003 for more information

Feb 24-Mar 1: Art from the Heart- Sponsored by the Arts Council of Carteret County, this three-week exhibition and sale of original, innovative and traditional works by area artists occurs each year in mid-February, with an opening reception on Friday, Feb.14 from 5:30-7:30. The reception is free and open to the public. Combined with an annual exhibit of work by area school children, this exhibition is a great opportunity for art lovers to view and buy original oils and acrylics; water media; photography and computer generated art; glass, stone, fiber arts and other three-dimensional artwork; pastels and drawings; and mixed media. Proceeds benefit the artists and the Arts Council. The show is open 7 days a week through March 1.

Location: Morehead Plaza, 3000 Arendell Street, Morehead City, just west of Lowes Food Store. Gallery Hours: Mon - Wed: 10:00 am - 6 pm, Thus - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm For more information go to the ACCC's website at www.artscouncilcarteret.org or call 252-726-9156

Feb 27: Book Fair- 7 am to 4 pm at Carteret General Hospital (1st floor, birthing center) 3500 Arendell Street, Morehead City. Event sponsored by the gift gallery and benefits patient care.

Feb 28: Taste of Core Sound- Every winter the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center in Harkers Island gathers to celebrate the a wonderful winter menu of stewed oysters, duck and rutabaga, scallop fritters, stewed beef and taters, collards and sweet potatoes, light rolls, homemade pie ... the list goes on ...

Wine & cheese begins at 6, dinner at 7, program at 8 ... There will be music, and good friends, a silent auction, a live auction, and a great time "at the end of the road." Guest speaker is Joe Smith (an avid waterman and fishery biologist and is employed by the NOAA Beaufort Laboratory. He maintains the annual fishery-dependent databases for the Atlantic and Gulf menhaden fisheries. Joe's perspective of fisheries spans nearly 30 years and is one that has been honed from the water and working alongside fishermen). For more information call 252-728-1500 or visit www.coresound.com

Feb 28: Merry Time for Tots- 10 am at the NC Maritime Museum, Beaufort. Admission to the program, designed for ages 2-5 is free, but advance registration is preferred as space is limited. The program theme for Feb. 28th is "Ahoy, Pirates!". To register, call 252-728-7317 or visit www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

Mar 1: Coastal Home & Garden Show- This annual trade show in March assembles the services, wares and expertise of local businesses that focus on aspects of building, landscaping and decorating. With more than 65 exhibitors you can gath-er ideas, good advice and the right products for do-it-yourself projects. Or you can shop for professional services during the show. This is a mutually beneficial opportunity for businesses and the community, too. Hours are Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM & Sunday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Entrance fee is $3. Call 252-247-3883 for more information.

Mar 1: Spring Craft Fair- Location: The History Place Museum, 1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City. Three times a year we bring talented crafters in ceramics, alpaca products, shell ornaments, jewelry and gemstones, etched glass, and a changing variety of artwork to our History Place. We also feature a bake sale that has some of the best homemade cakes, cookies, scones, breads, Greek pastries and candies. All proceeds go directly to the Carteret County Historical Society. Bring your appetites and be ready to indulge yourself. Hosted by the CCHS/History Place, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Admission: Free, refreshments will be available. 252-247-7533 or www.thehistoryplace.org

Mar 1: Crystal Coast Half Marathon & 5K- 8 am in downtown Morehead City. The race starts and finishes on the More-head City Waterfront and makes a loop past the neighborhoods and businesses of Downtown Morehead City. After passing the gift shops and charter fishing boats, runners cross the bridge to Atlantic Beach. This part of the race offers a beautiful view of the sound and the Atlantic Ocean in the distance. For information on the marathon and how to register, visit http://ncraces.com/events/crystal-coast-half-marathon-and-5k/

Mar 1: Seafood “Shellabration:- Join the N.C. Coastal Federation and Swansboro Parks and Recreation in Historic Down-town Swansboro for a celebration of North Carolina oysters and seafood and the healthy coastal habitats and waters that provide them. Time: 11 am - 5 pm. For all details, visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event;jsessionid=59CBEB878CC0F86B84F24D1F72B7CF17.worker_registrant?llr=zt44nadab&oeidk=a07e8sspkql9171956b or contact Lexia Weaver, lexiaw@nccoast.org

Mar 1: Fishtowne 5K Race Series- 9 am beginning on the corner of Turner and Front Street along the Beaufort waterfront. Registration at 8 am. Fee is $15 per runner per race. All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Coastal Carolina. Register online at www.beaufortnc.org. For more information, contact Lauren Hermley at l.hermley@beaufortnc.ort or call Beaufort Town Hall at 252-728-2141.

Mar 1: About Boating Safety- Location: Carteret Community College, Morehead City. This one-day seminar will be taught by certified instructors of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. The seminar will meet all requirements to satisfy NC laws for recrea-tional boating certification. The course is suitable for beginning boaters or for the more experienced boater who may wish to remain current on boating requirements and regulations. Cost is $25 with a family discount available. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For information or to enroll, contact Ben Crabtree at 252-808-3091 or benandlib-bie1@embarqmail.com

Mar 1: Mardi Gras on Middle Lane- 2-6 pm on Middle Lane in Beaufort. Parade begins at 3 pm. Cajun and New Orleans delicacies, jazz and zydeco music, games, street dance, "krewes" competition and crowning of Mardi Gras king and queen. Hosted by Beaufort Sister Cities.


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)



Diabetes and Endocrinology Consultants FREE Diabetes School

Mar 29, 2014 8:30am to 12:15pm

The History Place, 1008 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC 28557
Our free Diabetes School is for those with diabetes, their families, and those at risk of developing diabetes. Call and sign up today so you can be on the way to being supplied with the knowledge and the skills necessary to achieve and maintain good health and minimize complications with your diabetes. Admission is free, but seating is limited.

For more information please contact our office at (252) 222-5700, ext. 102


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



The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (ABRIDGED)

Feb 20, 2014 - Feb 23, 2014 --

The Wayne County Museum, 116 N. William Street, Downtown Goldsboro
**The content of the show should be considered "PG-13;" however, a "RE-Abridged, PG-ish" version will be performed for the Sunday afternoon show. Please keep this in mind when purchasing your tickets.

The cultural touchstone that is The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (ABRIDGED) was born when three inspired, charismatic comics, having honed their pass-the-hat act at Renaissance fairs, premiered their preposterous masterwork at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1987. It quickly became a worldwide phenomenon, earning the title of London's second-longest-running comedy after a decade at the Criterion Theatre. Shakespeare (ABRIDGED) is one of the world's most frequently produced plays, and has been translated into dozens languages.

Featured are all 37 of Shakespeare's plays, meant to be performed in 97 minutes, by three actors. Fast paced, witty, and physical, it's full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers and haters alike.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Reduced Shakespeare Company's classic farce, two of its original writer/performers (Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield) have thoroughly revised the show to bring it up to date for 21st-century audiences, incorporating some of the funniest material from the numerous amateur and professional productions that have been performed around the world.

"...Shakespeare (ABRIDGED) embodies one of comedy's most essential impulses: the adolescent urge to take a baseball bat to the culturally revered. A mix of pratfalls, puns, willful mis-readings of names and dialogue, clunky female impersonations, clean-cut ribaldry, and broad burlesque. The gung-ho vitality is impossible to resist. The conversion of the histories into a football game is very funny. So is a rap version of OTHELLO. HAMLET truly soars and allows the actors to come into their own as manic clowns. At its giddiest, its tone recalls the fabled Bullwinkle cartoon shows."
Ben Brantley, The New York Times

"This irreverent deconstruction of Shakepeare's work makes a dilly of poor Willy. A fantasia of zany energy that throws together Monty Python-ish drag and Mel Brook-ish anything-for-a-laugh gags."
Michael Musto, New York Daily News

"Fresh, energetic and funny. A wild and silly frolic."
Pia Lindstrom, WNBC-TV

Tickets are on sale NOW!
Visit www.CSTheatre.org or call (919) 583-8432 for ticket information.



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


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


Family Night Open House

Feb 27, 2014 Thursday, February 27

Roseleaf Academy in Farmville
Looking for an all girls’ school? Roseleaf Academy, the only girls’ middle school in eastern North Carolina, is hosting their Family Night Open House on Thursday, February 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The school is located in a new facility in Farmville.

Visit www.roseleaf.org or call (252) 753-0230 to learn more.


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.