As school begins, school supply lists are made available to students and parents, but not all students are able to arrive the first day of school with the items required to put them on the road to success; some parents simply can’t afford to purchase the items needed. To assist those students, Partners In Education (PIE), in partnership with Craven County Schools, will have bright yellow school buses and colorful totes set up in front of the three Walmart stores in Craven County on August 24, 2019, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (New Bern – 3105 Dr. M.L. King, Jr., Blvd. and 2915 Neuse Blvd., and Havelock – 566 U.S. 70). Generous shoppers can donate school supplies for students who have been identified as in-need by their school counselors and principals. Volunteers from the schools and our community will be on hand and honking the horn of the school bus each time a donation is made as a way of showing thanks. A shopping list will be available the day of the event, is currently available on the PIE website at www.CravenPartners.com, and is listed on the individual schools’ websites. For those who can’t make it to the event, feel free to drop off school supplies year-round at the PIE office, located in the Craven County Schools Central Services office at 3600 Trent Rd. Last year, through the generosity of our community, Partners In Education received $32,000 in donations and was able to assist students in all 25 schools....
Bike MS: Historic New Bern Ride is more than a ride. It’s an experience grounded in camaraderie and marked by passion, inspiration, determination and pure enjoyment. It will be an experience you’ll never forget, shared with new friends and old. Note: Please visit the BikeMS website for registration dates as pricing depends on date of registration. For Registration, please click the link below: https://secure.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/NCTBikeEvents?pg=entry&fr_id=30221&s_src=bike-fy19-reg-social%20&s_subsrc=smf-fbeventpage-facebook&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social%20&utm_campaign=bike-fy19-reg&utm_content=smf-fbeventpage&fbclid=IwAR3L5M4bNRGOO3tGIyOL9lYH6nkjFVhTewZbvBAGJtddrKK_3eTuTvKKnA0
Whether you love beach music, the glory days of crooners, or just want a way to help local veterans, nationally-known musicians from across the country are descending into New Bern this summer for the perfect mix of the three. Bill Stafford of Stafford Entertainment & Talent and “Lewis n Clark,” made up of the married singing duo Von Lewis and Abbey Clark, are helping organize “Stars & Stripes,” a night of musical entertainment to benefit Whitehurst-Ware American Legion Post No. 539 in New Bern to celebrate the national organization’s 100th birthday. The show, “Stars & Stripes,” is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Grover C. Fields Performing Arts Center, 2000 Dr. M.L.K. Blvd. Tickets sales will open to the public on Aug. 1. Online tickets are $25 plus a $2.00 credit/convenience fee charged per ticket. $25 Tickets are available for CASH or CHECK only at Carolina Creations, 317-A POLLOCK ST. New Bern, NC- The seat choices are limited when buying in cash or check . To buy tickets online with more seating options, visit www.StarsAndStripesShow.com for more seating options. The event will feature beach music from The Embers’ co-founder Jackie Gore, and classic hits throughout the decades from Lewis n Clark, and Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. – Murphy was the winner of “America’s Got Talent” in 2011 for his Frank Sinatra-like style. MC for the event will be Miss North Carolina 1975 & Miss America Runner-Up, Connie Dorn Rist — who was involved in classic USO shows. Comedian William White of Washington, N.C.’s...
Coming to New Bern on September 28th, 2019 is a 5k walk/run at Union Point Park! This event raises money for Justice for My Jewel, an organization focused on awareness of women’s health and menstruation issues. Sign up for the race at www.NewBern5k.com. See you in September!
Come join the Tryon Palace coven at the North Carolina History Center for fun and free activities, treats, maybe some tricks, and to watch one of our favorite Halloween movies, Hocus Pocus! The amusements will begin at 5:30 PM in Mattocks Hall and the movie will start at 7. We encourage you to dress in your best disguise and enter our costume contest! Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded just before the movie begins. After moving to Salem, Massachusetts, Max Dennison explores a creepy, abandoned house with his sister Dani and their new friend, Allison. After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches, the infamous Sanderson sisters, who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches’ book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal. “It’s a Hocus Pocus Halloween” is sponsored by The Black Cat Shoppe and Ghost of New Bern! This film is rated PG and runs approximately 1 hour and 36 minutes. Admission is free and seating will be determined on a first come, first served basis.
A new musical event comes to Eastern North Carolina on October 19th …the exciting African sounds of Daili Cissokoho & Kaira Ba. When they emigrated from Senegal to North Carolina, they initiated a musical collaboration hoping to bridge the Atlantic, connecting worlds thousands of miles apart but bound by a shared history. Over the past eight years, Diali and Kaira Ba have produced multiple albums while touring extensively in North Carolina and America. In 2014, the band was nominated for the prestigious All Africa Music Award (AFRIMA) in the category “Best African Group” for their album. In 2018 the band released Routes , recorded in both North Carolina and Senegal. Save the date: October 19 th , Epiphany School of Global Studies, New Bern Campus…..an evening of lively African music, dance and refreshments. Mali-Vibes…supporting the Arts to End Genocide/Rotary City of Children Clinic in Bamako, Mali by providing thousands of street children with medical care, meals, shoes and counseling.
Ghostwalk is a self-guided event that allows you to step into New Bern’s past. Meet spirits at 13 different historic ghost haunts including homes, theatres and Cedar Grove Cemetery. Enjoy the ghostly actors who will share their spirited stories in the very locations that their characters lived and visited. Your ticket is good for all three nights and contains your map with ghost sites and food sites for you to enjoy in any order you like. Adults in advance – $18 Adults days of event – $23 Students, Active Duty Military – $14 Historical Society Members – $14 Children 3-12 – $5 Children under 3 free. All prices include NC sales tax.
Witches, ghosts, and other creatures are taking over Tryon Palace! Bring the kids dressed in their favorite costume and get into the Halloween spirit with crafts, games, and – of course – candy! While wandering the haunted grounds, you’ll encounter friendly witches and ghosts. You may even encounter the Headless Horseman in search of Ichabod Crane! Designed for ages 12 and under, the brave children who attend “All Hallows’ Eve” will make a craft, play games, and trick-or-treat. No masks, please. All passes for All Hallows’ Eve include admission to the Tryon Palace gardens.
Join us on Nov. 3rd at the Galley Store & Marina for the 7th Annual New Bern Walk to End Alzheimer’s! This is a FREE event, but we encourage you to register for the Walk prior to the event. Raise a minimum of $100 to earn your Walk to End Alzheimer’s t-shirt. All funds raised benefits the Alzheimer’s Association’s mission, and help fund Alzheimer’s research, care, and support. Let’s make this year’s New Bern Walk to End Alzheimer’s our biggest yet – sign up today! Registration begins at 2 pm | Opening Ceremony begins at 3 pm With more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s and over 15 million serving as their caregivers, millions are affected by this disease. But it only takes one person to change the future. Thank you for your support. Together, we will end Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more and get started: act.alz.org/newbern