There were about 500 German and Italian POWs here in New Bern at Camp Battle for two years during World War II. Then the war ended. In 1946 Camp Battle was closed. What happened to those prisoners? Steve Tyson explores the story of the last POW to leave Camp Battle. This fascinating history will be the subject of the New Bern Historical Society’s Lunch & Learn on Thursday, October 10 at 11:30 am at The Chelsea Restaurant.
Steve Tyson is a native New Bernian with a love of history. He shares many historic images on his Faceboook Page, Remember In New Bern When. He has spent many hours researching the stories behind Camp Battle. In business, Steve began as a general contractor, spending 25 years in new home construction and remodeling. In 2007 he joined wife Jana in real estate sales. Steve has given his time on many local boards. He served as a Craven County Commissioner and is on the board of CarolinaEast Health System, Craven 100 Alliance Building Committee, and the Craven County Disaster Recovery Alliance. In 2019 Steve Tyson received the Community Fabric Award for Individual Leadership presented by Craven Community College Foundation.
Lunch & Learn starts at 11:30 a.m. at The Chelsea Restaurant, 335 Middle Street, New Bern. The cost is $17 for Historical Society members and $22 for non-members; lunch is included. Advance reservations must be made by calling the New Bern Historical Society at 252-638-8558, or can be ordered at www.NewBernHistorical.org/tickets. Lunch choices are Beef Tenderloin with Cabernet Demi Glace or Brown Butter BBQ Chicken with Potatoes Au Gratin and Mixed Vegetable Medley. Carrot Cake will be served for dessert.
Each Thursday, from 6 to 9 pm, enjoy live music at Captain Ratty’s Seafood & Steakhouse in historic Downtown New Bern. The music changes each week so be sure to check out the website for more details https://captainrattys.com/
Think you know music?
Come prove it with our take on a traditional game! We play 30 seconds of a song, you mark the song title off on your game sheet! First three rounds, the first person to come up with a winning sheet wins a prize from the venue
1st round: A sampler flight of BrÜtopia beer.
2nd round: A Pint Glass and a BrÜtopia beer.
3rd round: A BrÜtopia beer.
For the final round, the jackpot is a blackout game, and is worth $100-$250!!
So what are you waiting for? Bring your friends and come dance, sing, and rock out to 30 Second Rocks!!
Popular local singer Alisa Mike serenades us with jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, as well as other classics through the years and ones in the making. Her dynamic vocal range, artistic phrasing and interaction with the audience make for a delightful evening!
7:00 PM Showtime – There is No Cover Charge – Artist Donations Encouraged
Table reservations are recommended.
City Stage is a Private Club. There is a $1.00 Annual Membership Fee.
MumFest is a combination of family fun, entertainment, attractions, exhibitors and great food in the beautifully restored setting of historic downtown New Bern and its waterfront. About 120,000 festival-goers enjoyed Mumfestivities in 2018. And, MumFest 2019 promises to be another fabulous fun-filled fall weekend! So be sure to mark your calendar for October 11-13, 2019!
Watch for more details as they become available.
Tryon Palace gardens will be open for free during MumFest weekend, Friday through Sunday, Oct. 11-13 in historic downtown New Bern. Hundreds of mums and a variety of fall blooming plants will be on display throughout the 16 acres of gardens of Tryon Palace during Garden Lovers’ Weekend.
Gardens will be free and open to the public Friday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 13, from noon to 6 p.m. Interior tours require the purchase of a ticket.
Want to take home some of that fall blooming splendor? The Fall Heritage Plant Sale will also be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11-12, on the Daves House Lawn just inside the Palace main gate. This annual plant sale offers a selection of plants grown locally and in the Palace’s nursery yard, as well as a wide variety of perennials, herbs and other fall favorites. There will also be honey from the Tryon Palace bees available to purchase. The Fall Heritage Plant Sale will be open Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11-12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Supplies are limited so come early for the best selection.
The Tryon Palace garden shop will also be open on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with gardening gift selections.