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!
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.
Friday October 25th 9-5 Saturday October 26th 9-4:30 Come out to view over 300 quilts, multiple vendors, exhibits, the famous Twice Around Treasures booth which has moved upstairs for the added space, the exclusive Guild Boutique and even take a quilt home at the Quilts for Sale booth. The guild’s gorgeous raffle quilt will be revealed! This year TRQG will have a special guest lecturer. On Friday at 2 pm and then again on Saturday at 10 am, Lynn Gorges, Textile Conservator and Restoration Specialist, will discuss Sanitary Commission Quilts. These quilts were made in the North for wounded soldiers hospitalized right in New Bern. We challenge all guild members, fellow quilters and community members to fill the convention center with their amazing quilted treasures highlighting the talent here in Eastern North Carolina. Let your artistry, your compassion, your struggle, your growth and your beauty shine as we come together as a community to host a beautiful quilt show and celebrate the resilience of our community. Stay updated at our website at www.twinriversquiltersguild.com or on facebook at Twin Rivers Quilters Guild. Admission
Save the Date for a Halloween must do!! The annual WRNS Run Witch Run is powered by Handy Mart – Turtle Dude & benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital .. It’s a 1 mile fun run/ walk or a timed 5k.. Do it in costume & do it big!!! More details to come ♥
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
The Barbour Boat Works of New Bern became one of several shipyards in the United States contracted by the U.S. Navy to build fourteen naval vessels of which twelve ships would be delivered to the British Royal Navy for action in the European theater during World War II. A couple of these vessels would be kept by the U.S. Navy and would see action in the Pacific theater in our fight against the Japanese. The stories of these New Bern-built ships during World War II and their life afterwards in the ownership of other countries, demonstrate the lasting impact and value of Barbour Boat Works and the people who built them. Rear Admiral Jay DeLoach graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1978 and served on submarines as well as several assignments with Naval Intelligence, 7th Fleet, and Joint Staff. He earned three Masters degrees in Management, Nuclear Engineering, and National Security & Strategic Studies. He also served as an adjunct professor for the Naval War College and taught Joint Maritime Operations. After retirement from the military, he became a member of the Senior Executive Service in the Department of the Navy and led the transformation of the Naval History & Heritage Command as its 12th Director from 2008-2012. He is currently the State Secretary and New Bern Chapter President of the NC Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Admiral DeLoach is also a direct descendant of the founder of New Bern, the Baron Christoph von Graffenried, his...
Cullman Performance Hall in the North Carolina History Center
Help us kick off the season with the annual Home & Holiday Gift Show. Returning to the newly remodeled Riverfront Convention Center in beautiful downtown New Bern on Friday, November 15 from 11 am – 5 pm & Saturday, November 16 from 9 am – 4 pm. This event features over 90 exhibitors offering unique gifts, holiday treats and lots of shopping opportunities! Plus, stop by the Home Expo for new ideas to brighten and remodel your home – inside & out. As an added bonus, tour new RVs, Autos and Sports Equipment at the semi-annual RV, Auto & Sports Show taking place just outside! Hourly prizes, festive atmosphere and Santa make this event extra special!
Beary Merry Christmas 2019 in New Bern officially kicks off Friday, November 29 with the Annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting & Santa’s Arrival. After we light up the Christmas tree we will all parade down to Middle Street where we will “Light Up the Season” and kick off the annual block party. The 30ft artificial tree is sponsored by the generosity of the greater New Bern Community and will be located at Union Point Park. “Light up the Season” is an annual family event with Santa’s Arrival. We illuminate Bear Plaza with thousands of lights and open Santa House to kids of all ages. The seasonal block party will take place along the 200 block of Middle Street and will include holiday music, dancing and crafts for the children. Downtown We shops will stay open late so parents and grandparents can get a head start on their holiday shopping. Don’t miss this wonderful small town Christmas tradition!
Downtown shops participate in this annual event to have their self-made live window displays for visitors and residents to stroll through the historic district and view. There will be a judging and trophy awarded to the winner! Baker’s Kitchen took home in trophy in 2018, who you think will win this year?!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The CarolinaEast Foundation’s Breakfast with Santa occurs on the first Saturday in December, and not only serves as an important annual fundraising event for the Foundation, but also a fun-filled seasonal celebration for the children and families of our community.
Tryon Palace will commemorate the 78th anniversary on the attack on Pearl Harbor with a remembrance ceremony at the North Carolina History Center Saturday, Dec. 7. This free program is open to the public and begins at Cullman Performance Hall, located inside the North Carolina History Center, at 11 a.m. This event commemorates the 78th anniversary of the day Japanese airplanes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in 1941. More than 2,300 Americans died during the attack that officially began the United States’ involvement in World War II. Location: Cullman Hall in the North Carolina History Center
At Craven Smart Start, we believe when young children are given the opportunity to reach their full potential, that they will become loving, nurturing independent individuals who will contribute to their families, communities, and society. We believe that all children, when surrounded by a supportive community, can achieve economic success and experience the highest quality of life. Support Craven Smart Start by registering for one of these family friendly, fun races today!! NO PETS WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE RACE COURSES!! Jingle Bell Jog 5K: $25 until Nov. 30/ $30 Dec.1 until race day Tinsel 10K: $30 until Nov. 30/ $35 Dec. 1 until race day Santa’s Fun Run: $15/ $20 on race day $5 per person family discount (3 or more participants) Register by Nov. 30 to guarantee T-shirt. Registration Fee is NONREFUNDABLE PACKET PICKUP @ CRAVEN SMART START, FRIDAY DEC. 13th, 3:00pm-7:00pm CASH ONLY @ PACKET PICKUP Race timed with disposable chips Awards for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place, male & female, in age categories 8-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-64 and 65+