Month's Events in New Bern NC
1 5th Annual Farm/City Celebration 10am-2pm
NC History Center & New Bern Farmer's Market
1 NC Cotton Festival
Dunn NC (n of Fayetteville)
7-8 "Exit the King"
absurdist take on ego and mortality tickets, 249-0477, first on
Broadway in 1963,
starred Alec Guiness
8 "Moderately LARGE Craft Fair"
Bend Country Club
8 Mistletoe Magic Gift Show
Crystal Coast Center , Morehead City
9 Annie Moses Band!!! Really!!
Pamlico HS auditorium call for tickets
11 "Defending New Bern: 300 Years"
FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL ACTIVE DUTY AND
FAMILIES DISCOUNTED celebrating the rich
military history of eastern NC
12 Lunch & Learn about the
"History of Duffyfield"
Chelsea Restaurant 11;30, Call for
reservations New Bern Historical Society
combined in one great evening! Downtown New Bern all galleries, NC
new gakkery openiing Studio/Gallery;
14 Tryon's Explorers: "Harvest"
Explorers and parents visit Palace Kitchen and learn how the staff
cooked for the Royal
Governor, AND get to help cook AND sample that dish! 10 am
14 Davis Russell in concert
a guitar smorgasbord!; 7:30pm Trent River Coffee Co.
Annunciation Catholic School Havelock. "Have a Dickens of a time"
15 Bear Hands Art Factory open workshop;
construct pinch-pot snowmen; and glaze them!!
Best for ages 6+
15-16 Civil War encampment AND
Naturalization ceremony; Tryon Palace, ceremony
encampment : 10-5 Sat.
and 12;30-5 Sun.
15 "The Royal Mistresses"
lecture by Dr. Charles Colton author, 7pm, Harrison Center Christ
15-16 Civil War Weekend: New
Bern Military hospitals free admission to
New Bern Academy
with medical exhibits
15 Four Seasons Chamber Music
Festival OPENS international stars play
Brahms, and Elgar;
Christ Church Parish House; 7pm
16 From a Fire on the Beach to a
Diamond in the Sky" Kevin Duffus presents
the history of NC
lighthouses with stunning historic pictures and a
fascinating factual history. Duffus is author of 4 books and a
famous documentary film-maker; Cullman
Performance Hall, 2pm
18 Craven Concerts opener " Let's
Hang On" top pop
music tribute group
20- "From the Organ Bench:
A Musician’s Solitary Witness to Ministry, Matrimony,
and Mortuary” NC President of Black
Storytellers Beverly Burnette tells a great tale. NCHistory Cntr. 7pm
19-23 Holiday Festival of Trees
(over 200 decorated trees) Carolina Hotel, Pinehurst
22 Turkey Trot Cancer Awareness
22-23 "Hidden Talents Craft Show"
Camp Lejeune Jacksonville NC; in the officers' club
22-23 Seagrove Pottery Festival
named a "Top 20 Event" in southeast.; Seagrove NC
25 Pre-Thanksgiving Farmer's Market
Fixins' all those fresh goodies from local
farms; 8am -2pm;
(don't tell, buy those homemade pies, cakes cupcakes
and candy -they'll love YOUR desserts!!)
28-29-30 Festive Holiday Kick-Off
Palace: We're Dressed in Holiday finest
and ready for company!! Bring your family guests and
friends to celebrate the BEST of NC celebrations.
3 Hanging of the Green" 6pm
First Baptist Church
5 Bernie the Bear's Pajama
Party downtown New Bern Shop in your
pj's and receive
a nice merchant discount!!
5 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing
Band concert 5:30 pm on
Cherry Point base: attendees
of concert get passes;
Two Rivers Theater
5 Breakfast With Santa
Riverfront Convention Center Starts at 8am in 1/12 hr. seating
5-6, 12-13 "Dashing Through
the Snow" 8 pm Masonic Theater
6 Pet Photos with Santa 9am
-12 Trent River Coffee Co.
"Dashing Through the Snow" 3 pm
5-6, 12-13 The Nutcracker Ballet "
NB Civic Theatre 7:30
The Nutcracker Ballet "
NB Civic Theatre 2;00 PM
6 30th Annual Christmas
Flotilla on the
waterfront. 5:30 - 8 pm
7 Bed & Breakfasts Open House
downtown New Bern 2-5pm free
10 First Family Christmas Gathering
choirs, hymns, the message of Christmas 6pm
12 Live Holiday Christmas Display
13 The Holly & The Ivy
Historic Homes Tour 10:30- 3:30
13 Bernie's Beary Mistletoe
March ALL kids ALERT! start
with Bernie at Chamber
of Commerce parking lot and
march to Christmas music through downtown to the O'Marks building
on Middle St for a very special puppet show., with magic
tricks and baloon animals
Tryon Palace Candlelight Celebration! "Eve of Revolution"
live 300 years of Christmas as soldiers prepare for...4 wars:
Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, and World War II. Meet
and of course, soldiers from all these wars. Tickets are on sale:
16th Annual Christ Episcopal Church Cookie Walk
choose from hundreds of choices,
soups, and sandwiches at the Cafe, an pick up gaily wrapped hostess gifts;
13 Holiday Hustle Run and judged
"Holiday Spirit" Costume Contest; Union
starts at 8am.
Sledding and Shopping Sunday Middle St. our
weathermen predict snow from 1-4 pm; lots
of fun and
activities; MUST bring the kids to enjoy
the snow!! and 1 food can for the RCS Food Kitchen
32nd Annual Handel's Messiah Craven Messiah
Chorus's awesome performance; Centenary
7pm open rehearsal;
7:30 performance tickets
252-638-2577 or Bank of the Arts
16 Holiday Pops with the NC Symphony
Riverfront 6pm wonderful spirit lifting
17 "Keyboards at Christmas" unique
musical treat with carols on piano, harpsichord and organ;
First Baptist Church 6 pm
18 Community Caroling
300 block Pollock St. 5:30- 7:30
20 Santa Paws Parade 8:30 am
bring your pet in his/her best holiday finery for a fun parade/get-together
starting at corner of E. Front and Craven St. promptly at
24 Christmas Eve at First
Baptist Church 4 and 6pm carols,
music, nativity scene, communion
service at 6 with lots of music!
Merry Christmas from Bob
Bartram and Suzanne Edington,
the "Bartram Team" at CENTURY 21 in New Bern
LAST Month in New Bern, you
3 HUGE Community Yard Sale
Knights of Columbus Hall; Pinetree Dr. 8am-12pm
3-Dec.14 "Cedars in the Pines"
130 Years of Lebanese History in NC
NC History Center
exhibit in Duffy Hall
3 Voci Allegre ensemble "Cantate
Domino" featuring western sacred songs since the
12th century; Christ Episcopal 6pm
free,, handicap accessible
3 "Sweet Claudette" girl band
from Ahseville; Trent River Coffee House 7:30pm
3-5 NC Seafood Festival
don't miss this one!
Morehead City's best
3-5 Wilmington Riverfest
on the waterfront; gets better every year!
3-5 Meherrin October PowWow Smoke Dance
Ahoskie Tribal Grounds. US 17 n of "little
4 Auditions for Palace Candlelight Tour roles,
10-121 and 1-3 pm needs men and
women, 16 and up, speaking
4 Selma Railroad Days celebrating
a unique southern rail history Selma NC (1 1/2 hrs)
5 Chapel Hill "Festifall Arts" Celebration
3 stages ongoing music, juried and cash prizes
for arts in allmediums
7 Peter Makuck Pulitzer nominee,
reads his poetry at Craven Co. Library 4 pm. ALSO
at Trent River Coffee
8 Tryon's Tots"Never too young for History"
presents HARVEST! Palace Kitchen;
8 Band of OZ
Morehead City Jaycee Park on waterfront...bring a chair
9 "Sonic Escape"
violin/flute/cello virtuoso group performed in "Riverdance"
9 Canadian Brass
Wright Theater Greenville
10 Mike Garrigan acoustic guitar,
at Trent River Coffee Co.
10 Tryon's Tots "Never Too Young for History"
presents A Kid's Life (back then)
10 Painting Demo by
artist Sally Sutton at Carolina Creations 5-8pm
10-11,17-18 "Disney's Peter Pan Jr."
8pm 12,19 3 pm; by Rivertowne
"Rising Stars" players,
a much talented group
Ratio Theatre presentation of the Pulitzer-prize winning play, Orringer
11 King's Mountain Gateway Festival
with re-enactment of famed Revolutionary War Battle,
music, encampment ca. 1776,
food, crafts etc. at King's Mountain city
11 Hazardous Household Waste Disposal
Craven Comm College 10am-1pm
11 JUKEBOX Jam Street Dance
11-12 Swansboro Mullet Festival
celebrate the tiny fish!
11-12 MUMfest New Bern's award-winning
16 "At the Oscars" NC Symphony
Riverfront Center 7:30; 877.627.6724
16 " FALL FLAVOR: A
Historic Dining Experience inspired by
and fresh produce from the Palace Garden!
Prepared by Food Network's "Cut throat
winner, Persimmon's Jerry Fong! Reservations
252-639-3519 A wonderful night out!!
16-26 NC State Fair
Raleigh Fairgrounds ...note train service this year!
16 33rd Annual Goosed Creek Island Homecoming Play
"Ducks Galore and More"
totally unique down-home show with snacks, Hobucken
17 "Beer & Grits Riverfront Bash"
concert w/Hot Buttered Grits" sponsored by
Beer Army; fundraiser for
Eastern Carolina students; Riverfront Convention Cntr. ; 7-10
17 Concert Carolann Solobello
Coffee Co. 7:30
17-18 43rd Annual Waccamaw/Siouan PowWow
Bolton NC tribes invites all public
to share their
traditions. (Bolton is @20 west of Wilmington)
17-18 33rd Annual International
Havelock Chili Festival Walter Jones Park
17-18-19 Plein Aire demo workshop
w//Dan Nelson, Carolina Creations 252-4369 to register
18 Dragon Chili Cookoff
fundraiser for the Oriental Old Theater
18 10th Annual Neuse River Bridge
Run fundraiser; register at 7am at Union Park;
stay local for hard-working non-profit
18 "Ameranouche" -gypsy jazz
band Trent River Coffee Co. 7:30pm .
18-19 NC Oyster Festival
Ocean Isle Beach
19 "The History of Bluegrass" w/silent auction,
homemade pies and ice cream
after the show;
Oriental United Methodist Church 6pm
20 "Lit-Con 2014" at Teen Scene
Craven Co Library, grades 6-12; multi-features for readers
23-Nov.3 Coastal Carolina
Agricultural FAIR Jaycee Fairgrounds
23 Annual Beirut Memorial Ceremony 10:30am
23 America's Boating Course; 7 weeks; 2 hr.
24 2nd Marine Aircraft Band
on the South Lawn; start your GhostWalk weekend with a
! History's characters
return for a most famous HAUNT!!
25 Johnny Mercer's Music at the Gallery
Bank of the Arts w/ John VanDyke and Brandon Banks
in concert showcasing one of America's top music makers
25 26th NASCAR Day Festival at home of Richard
Petty, Randleman NC. off I-74, south of
High Point cars, drivers, food, music, Richard Petty
Museum open to all
25 All Hallows EVE
NC History Center, bring your kids in costume for this family
haunting in Cullman Hall
and the Pepsi Hall from 10am to 3 pm Kids 12 and under
will wander haunted grounds and meet "haunts" with
Trick or Treat at the end.
25-26 "Whistle and I'll come to You"
live 1940's radio show; 9 and up;
NC history Center Cullman Hall
11am and 2pm
29-30 Trick or Treat "Under the Sea"
in the Aquarium!!
4;30-7:30pm under 2 gets in free!
31-1 "BEE by the River"
2014 Quilt Show Riverfront Center 10 am
Neuse River is always beautiful---- daylight or---------sunset
on the Neuse