It’s our annual Fall Fair! This year will feature a new midway provider – that means different rides, more rides, bigger rides! Come join us for 11 days of fun, rides, thrills, and that great fair food! We open weekdays at 6pm, noon on Saturdays, and at 1pm on Sundays. Pricing information: Free parking, $5 entrance fee, and unlimited ride bands are available. Our popular ‘car load special’ will be on Wednesday, October 2, and our EC day will be on Wednesday Oct 2. Make sure you enter your children’s names in our drawing – we give away two children’s bikes at each fair (a boy’s and a girl’s bike). There still time to join the Jaycee’s if you want to get involved and help us make this fall fair the best one yet.
Spend the day playing your favorite backyard game in North Carolina’s favorite backyard as the Home Builders Association of Craven and Pamlico Counties presents the 6th Annual Governor’s Challenge Cornhole Tournament! Held Friday, September 27 on the Tryon Palace South Lawn, the Governor’s Challenge invites amateur cornhole players to kick off the weekend with a day of food, drinks, beautiful views, and of course, cornhole. Team registration is $150 per two-person team (plus $5 online processing fee) which includes lunch, snacks, and beverages. Registration is open to North Carolina residents only. Proceeds from this event will be used to support the Tryon Palace Foundation. For those not playing, come enjoy free admission to Tryon Palace Gardens! Be a spectator, cheer on your favorite team, and stroll through our 16 acres of gardens. No coolers, please. First toss at 11 a.m. For more information, or to sponsor this event, call 252-636-3707.
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!
First circle is Sunday, July 7th from 6 – 8 p.m. at Union Point Park and will continue the first Sunday of each month through October 2019. The drum circle rhythm serves as a universal language known to all. This interactive community rhythm event serves to bring us all closer together. Bring a drum or any percussion instrument and play with us. A drum circle is a fun, family-friendly event where people of all levels of musical talent come together to share their spirit by joining rhythmically as a percussion ensemble. Everyone participating has something to offer the drum circle with whatever drum or percussion instrument they may bring. Anyone and everyone is welcome.
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.
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
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.
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+