Month's Events in New Bern NC
.... and the flowers are ganging up
for a spectacular show!
1 April Fools' Day...
that's a ho-hum in this day and age. Every day
is a Fools' day
3 "Vanishing of the Bees" film
at Trent Rver Coffee Co;. 6:30pm Acclaimed,
4 3rd Annual "Texas Hold 'Em" Poker
Tournament NB Civic Theatre
sponsor; call 252-634-9057
3-5 Relay for Life/
RESTAURANTS 17 restaurants give
part of your bill to Relay for Life, check them out at
4-5 36th Annual Newport
Pig Cookin' Contest; America's largest
whole hog BBQ cooking contest, with
top local bands, kid fun, and best pig "chow"
Magical musical, Rivertowne Players 12th year
celebration; Masonic Theatre
4,5 "Cinderella" a
StageHANDS production: New Bern Civic Theatre; signed
for hearing impaired!
a Bridesmaid," Carteret Community Theatre, Carteret
Comm college; 252-497-8919
5 Mojo Collins returns!
Trent River Coffee Co. 7:30 Award-winner, professional
guitarist treats New Bern
5 American Music Festival
chamber groups play the best, History Place Museum,
5 Car Show & Carnival for Cancer
5 "Shrimp Off" Core
Sound Waterfowl Museum Harker's Island; shrimp, wine, history,
heritage, learn and enjoy a day
on the island!
6 ENC Bridal Show at
the NC History Cntr.
of the Bees" film at Craven Co
Library auditorium. 6:30pm Acclaimed, serious presentation
6 "Pirates & Pancakes"
Boardwalk Cafe, Beaufort, fundraiser for Pirate
Invasion; fellowship and pancakes
on the waterfront
7 New Bern Civic
Strings concert at Centenary
Methodist 7pm; musicians age range-- 15--83, a great regional
8 Ben & Jerry's FREE
cone Day Emerald Isle, donations,
funds raised for "Hope for the Warriors" group
9 "The OYSTER" NC Maritime Mus.
Beaufort 1:30 learn what conservationists are developing
the Eastern Oyster
10 "Paint with HELP"
class; need help with shading,
perspective, blending? Bring your work and supplies
to this unique class and a professional will
guide you!!! register: 919-244-7354
(starting a series of classes)
11 Spring ARTCRAWL
Artists show off in galleries and all
over downtown, you'll see the creative energy
11 Drew Nelson singer/songwriter
at Trent River Coffee Co. multi-instrumentalist, Navy vet, from rock to
tickets at door or Bank of Arts
11-12 SPRING HOME & GARDEN TOUR 17
historic homes and gorgeous gardens! Treat yourself
to New Bern's
BEST EVER "EYE CANDY" !
Hospitality Stations, homemade bagged lunches, This
year will be the
best tour ever--with more to do, and easier to do it!!!
12 Springfest at Farmers' Market
downtown facility 8am -4pm 70 vendors, kids
12 6th Annual East Carolina Pottery
Festival; NC History Museum
12 Coastal Photo print Competition
Craven Library 9:30-12
12 "Four Seasons"
at NC History Center; internationally famous chamber music
12 Publick Day in Beaufort,
modeled after old time swap meets, a huge flea market, Beaufort Historic
12-13 Fort Macon Civil War
Re-enactments! Costumed actors will show you our
Lots of action, musket
discussion/firing; drills, even women
showing CW dresses, with local
Don't miss it!
12 Annual Broom Sale,
all kinds of those implements,
Lions' Club sponsor; with 2014 Chrysler raffle!
in front of Mitchell Hardware
12 Contemporary Boatbuilding Carpentry Class;
for round-bottom boats; one of a series of classes offered.
These classes are becoming famous on the east
coast, teaching wooden boat building skills;
NC Maritime Museum Beaufort
12 Huge Yard & Bake Sale New
Bern Cancer Care lot, 1010 Medical Park Ave. 8-12.
12 Rubber Ducky Derby and Festival
of Fun Union Point Park 3pm ...and on;
MAJOR cash prizes!
13 Emerald Isle Easter Egg Hunt
at Parks & Recreation; "E" Bunny will be
17 Holocaust Remembrance Day;
film Craven C. Library 2-5 pm
18 "For Colored Girls..."
Trent River Coffee Co. ensemble cast from eastern NC;
7:30 tickets at door. Entire title is:
"For Colored Girls who Have considered suicide When the
Rainbow is Enuf"; a powerful production
19 Easter Egg Hunt on Beaufort
Historic Site 11am.
19 "Bark for Art" see
and vote (or buy" your fav artists' work; kid's food and games; Easter
biscuit (egg) hunt for dogs
at 11 am & 1 pm; shelter pets for adoption crafts
vendors, good fundraiser
19 Crystal Coast Earth Day
Join in fun and learning with/local NC Coast Federation 10-2 Ft. Macon
State Park Beaufort
19 "Let's Talk About it"
Tarheel tales and fiction; Craven Co. Library 7-9
19 Computer Security
NB Computer Users Group presents program; 9-10:30 coffee,
coinversation served at 8am
21 Kayaking for Kids!
terrific program by NC Maritime Museum! 8-12 yrs. must swim; advance
Your kids will thank you forever for this activity!
21 Beginners' Tennis Camp! 5-9
yr olds 9-11am tennis rackets provided; register in
Morehead City Parks & Recreation.
21-22 Trombone Week ECU
Fletcher Hall Greenville 7:30-9 call 252-328-6851
22 Pilgrimage Journey: from France
to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, hear and share
the 560 mile journey; 638-7800. New Bern Craven Library
22 Nature Cake Competition
win $100 for the best professional cake (frosted with images of
bugs, snakes, frogs etc. other prize categories include kids!
NC Aquarium-Earth Day. Judged on looks and taste!
bring your cake on 21st or 22 before 10 am.
252-247-4003 Tasting after judging- Yum!!!!!!!
22 thro May 2
Neuse River Senior Games and Silver Arts
23 Tamra Rouse soprano at Bank
of Arts; 5:45-7:00
23 Thursday Morn'
concert at Craven Library 11am; old time music;
w/guitar, dulcimer, fiddle, violin (fiddle)
dulcimer, mandolin; featured
at Tryon Palace special events.
23 10th Beaufort Wine & Food Weekend!
The best restaurants thrill "foodies" with their
experience for visitors and
locals; tastings, seminars, dinners, wine/food pairings etc.
24 "The Capitol Steps"
nationally acclaimed political satire ensemble; Wright
Audit. Greenville; 8-10pm
25 Shriners' Annual Fish Fry!!
Glenburnie Rd facility
25 8th Annual Bluegrass Festival
20 shows in 2 days!! Bring a lounge chair and friends,
food vendors, constant
down home music shows us where we came from. Stella NC,
White Oak Shores campgrounds
Commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day; Ratio Theatre
Co. presents this famous
children's opera with 28 young area performers. 8 pm
and 2 pm Call (252) 638-7200
Orringer Audit. CCC
26 "Southern Gentlemen" Barbershop
Chorus annual concert with comedy quartet "Lunch
from Nashville; Grover C. Fields 7:30 pm, tickets at
door or at Bank of Arts
Annual Lookout Rotary Spring Road Race Morehead
City all age levels,
that's just the high points, April always gets the season off at a gallop!
1,3 Craven Community Chorus Spring
Concert: Magnificat & Disney Magic; Orringer Audit
7-9:30pm HOT TICKET!!
1-29 "Breakfast with the Rays" Saturdays
8-9:30am; Continental bkfst, feed the rays
\before the aquarium
opens ages 5 and up, $15
NC Aquarium, Pine Knolls
1-29 Palace Spring Garden Hours
Mon-Sat 9-6, Sun. 1-2
2 JOSEPH & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
timeless bible-based musical; Paramount
9(919) 583-843219) 583-8432
2-3 Strawberry Festival-Vanceboro:
with lots of berries in lots of ways;
all the festival stuff with a
street dance, live bands,
demos by Rescue Squad, crafts and great small town hospitality;
at Vanceboro Elementary School
NB Civic Theatre Won "Best Musical in 2005; a totally offbeat
comedy everyone enjoys. Monty
Python and the Holy Grail knock-off; hilarious. HOT TICKET!!
3 Crystal Coast Family Fun Quest
admission is 1 new book per family. lots of kid
activities, even tree climbing;
food, games demonstrations, more
3 Strawberry & Jazz day Farmer's
3 Pirate Fest
Hammocks Beach State Park Swansboro come in pirate costume and
win a prize! Treasure
Hunt on Bear Island; live music; games for kids, pirates
interact with everyone; a true family event!
3 Craven Co. CLEAN SWEEP
9-12 ; meet in Lawson Creek Park
4 NC Symphony Gives Strauss & Mozart
in season finale; Riverfront Cntr.
www.ncsymphony.org 7:30 pm
7 "Behind Blackbeard: Knight of the
Black Flag" Stuart Aronson,
discusses his research in this outdoor drama FUN!
Lunch & Learn Series; Chelsea restaurant
adminoffice@NewBernHistorical.org for tickets.
10 11th Annual Art on the Neuse
big show of top-notch coastal artists
16 Deidre McCala DownEastFolkArts
series finale, at Trent River Coffee Co. 16h,
Clawson's -17th; get
tickets early at 646-4657
22 LYRA famed a capella
professional group from St. Petersburg Russia in concert; with
and folk music St. Paul's Episcopal church; 215 Anne St.
Beaufort 7-9 pm; donations
23-25 21st Annual Fossil Festival-
Aurora: Mickele Buck Band; Old Southern Moonshine entertains; food,
fossil "stuff"; family fun in a unique pre-historic dig
LAST Month in New Bern, you
1 A-B-C Sale (Attic Basement
Closet) 7:30 to 1pm at Knight of Columbus on
Historical Society's annual knock you socks off sale!!
1-2 Home & Garden Show Crystal
Coast Civic Center, Morehead City
1-2 Poor Charlie's Annual Antique Show & Sale
208 Hancock St.
1-2 19th Annual TRAIN Show
Sudan Temple 10-5
6 Reception for late artist A. Boucias;
7pm Library; show at Library this month
7-8 BIG BOOK SALE!
Sudan Temple 9am-5pm all kinds
8 Bluegrass Fest !!!
11 groups play their hearts out! 4 speakers; Pamlico Comm.
college; 11 am -4pm Drop in for sweet sounds, free
8 "Ameranouche" gypsy
jazz trio at Trent River Coffee Co. 7pm
9 18th Annual Youth Music and Arts Conference:
Sunday Concert ;
Grover C. Fields, 4pm
11 "Taste of Carolina"
31 local restaurants serve specials! sample 100-if you can;
tickets> Harris Teeter, Mitchell Hdwe, or
www.neuseriver.org Riverfront Conv Cntr;
11 Author Flora Ann Searce
tells her story, Ruby Tuesday's, 11:15 am Morehead City
12 Lunch & Learn with Historian Skip
Riddle Civil War expert on unknown burials,
and the end of the war
stories. Chelsea Restaurant 11:30 tickets at
13 Annual Herb Sale Trent Woods Garden Club
Pre order by today Pick up April 26th
downtown, new artists, sculptors, Carolina Creations Annual Garden
5-8 pm, always a happening! Much
15 Leprechaun Leap!
First Time ever. New Bern Aquatic Cntr. ; register at
W. New Bern
Recreation Cntr to jump into chilly (COLD) water; for charity;
best costume prize also.
15 Dr. Chris Fonvielle Jr. Civil War Speaker "The
Beginning of the End" Buffet
Dinner included in price;
Scottish Rite Hall 6:30pm reservations 252-349-0405
15 1st Annual Run For the GREEN!
8 am Emerald & Greenbrier neighborhood;
fund-raiser for needy families, Register online
15 Pet Expo Microchip
clinic; grooming tips; contests; fossil dig; pony rides; food vendors;
15 Chowder Cook-Off
Oriental Marina Courtyard 11:30 am to 1:30. Taste all
versions VOTE for
your favorite. Tickets at Gate
15-16 Home & Garden Show
Riverfront Convention Center; come here for tips to spiff-up
15 Civil War Adventure Day for
Children New Bern Battlefield Park; re-enactors
fo the NC 5th
Regiment will assign each child to Union or Confederate
group, and go through a day of activity-with uniform
hats! kids (6-12)
17 St. Patrick's Day, when all is
Green, and Green is Irish
28 "Bach Birthday Celebration; Works For Organ-Plus
Instruments" St. Andrew Lutheran; 7pm,
28, 29, 30 "Up the Down Staircase"
Craven Early College, Orringer Auditorium. CCC; tickets at
28, 29, April 4,5 "Cinderella"
a StageHANDS production: New Bern Civic Theatre;
for hearing impaired!
28,29, April 4,5,
"PIPPIN" musical magic! Masonic Theatre 2
28-9 "The Belle of Bisbee"
Early College EAST theatre, 6:30pm Havelock Elementary School
28-29-30 "Let's Fly Away-An Evening
With Cole Porter" Original Revue; Bank of the Arts
29 3rd Annual BEARS CLUB Golf Tourney
(modified superball format) 7:30 am registration;
hole-in-one new auto give-away; many other chances to win.
River Bend golf club
29 County Opry
Saturday nights live music snacks, family
oriented; 9874 Hwy 55, Grantsboro
29 "An Evening of Jazz & Poetry"
at Trent River Coffee Co. w/local headliners; 7:30
29 The Great GLOW RUN/WALK Union
Point Park www.greatglowrun.com
29-April 30th Annual Garden Art Show
29 Sachal Vasandani Jazz
Vocalist of the Year (1999) Old
30 Craven Concerts' Emile
Pandolfi, Dana Russell classic music Broadway/Movies
pianist and singer; Centenary
Church 3pm; 637-1119
Neuse River is always beautiful-- daylight or...
........sunset on the Neuse