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             New Bern "eye candy" in April
                The Oyster. NC Maritime Museum; 9th; new info

       Lots of GREAT music in New Bern! You'll find every                 type performer.  WE are a "Most Melodic Town"
          12th: 6th Annual ENC pottery Fest 
   Kayaking for Kids;  21st;   NC Maritime Museum
Nature Cake Competition NC Aquarium; Earth Day celebration,     cash prizes

          (The original cast of Brundibar in the Therezienstadt concentration camp)

1st cast of "Brundibar" in Therezienstadt  concentration camp



       Otters are adorable rascals;  see them at our aquarium

on Pine Knolls Shores.


Businesses WE use and Advertise:


GREEN AC & Heating   252-259-7961

NC HISTORY CENTER   Gift Shop Front St.

Computer Services LLC   Trent Rd. 252-633-1407

M &M's Restaurant Middle St.

Emerald Golf Club Shop   in Greenbrier

Baker's Kitchen Bakery/Restaurant,  Middle St.

Ballantyne's Framing,  Craven St.

Bear City Fudge (perfect gift)




Click our site to hear some music from Old Southern Moonshine.

"Old Southern Moonshine" Aurora Fossil Fest



"Tugboat River Cruises"  short or long, call to set your time    252-349-3819

"Captain Fins" pontoon, paddleboards, kayak rentals, tours  from Doubletree Marina  252-876-2288.

"Buffalo Wild Wings"  at the Twin Rivers Mall

New: Trawl Door restaurant open in Oriental,  new building on Water St.; big deck seating

New:  Cook-Out restaurant on MLK;  lines around the building



Chipotle Grill




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New Bern Cultural Venues, Groups and Annual Events:  Extensive list of groups, venues and annual events, including: Live Music in New Bern, Live Theater, Films and Lectures, Choral Music, Art Groups & Events, and Historical Groups & Events.
Enrichment Classes: Adults and Kids:   Jump to this page to find personal enrichment classes for kids, teens and adults in art, dance, music, computers and other hobbies and interests that you love or want to learn.    Just click!




  • Craven Community College Orringer Auditorium:   Off Glenburnie Rd, follow road into college and take immediate  right to the end
  • Riverfront Convention Center: downtown on waterfront next to Union Point Park
  • Cullman Hall: inside NC History Center on Front St.
  • NC Maritime Museum: Beaufort  252-728-7317
  • New Bern Library auditorium: 252-638-7800
  • NC Aquarium:  Pine Knolls Shores 252-247-4003


THIS Month's Events in New Bern NC


APRIL     .... 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, serious presentation

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" in America!

4,5,11,12  "Pippin"  Magical musical,  Rivertowne Players 12th year celebration;  Masonic Theatre

4,5  "Cinderella" a StageHANDS production: New Bern Civic Theatre; signed for hearing impaired!

4,5,6-matinee  "Always 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,  Morehead City

5   Car Show & Carnival  for Cancer Research;    Applebee's

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.

6  "Vanishing 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

musical development!

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 with

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 first-hand!

11  Drew Nelson singer/songwriter  at Trent River Coffee Co. multi-instrumentalist, Navy vet, from rock to nostalgia;

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 activities, MORE

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 quartet  252-328-6019

12 Publick Day in  Beaufort, modeled after old time swap meets, a huge flea market, Beaufort Historic Site

12-13  Fort Macon Civil War Re-enactments! Costumed actors will show you our history, LIVE!

Lots of action,  musket discussion/firing; drills,  even women showing  CW dresses,  with local "semi-professionals"

  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 here!

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 pm

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 registration  252.728.7317

           Your kids will thank you forever for this activity!

21  Beginners' Tennis Camp!  5-9 yr olds  9-11am   tennis rackets provided; register in advance;

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 audit. 7:30 

22  Nature Cake Competition win $100 for the best professional cake  (frosted with images of backyard critters,

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   details: 252-639-2912

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 masterpieces! a wonderful

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 1-800-ECU-ARTS

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

25,26,27  "Brundibar"  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 Break"

from Nashville; Grover C. Fields  7:30 pm, tickets at door or at Bank of Arts

26  25th Annual Lookout Rotary Spring Road Race  Morehead City  all age levels, 252-726-7070  8am

     ...whew!  and 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!!  (252) 638-7200

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 Shores;

1-29  Palace Spring Garden Hours  Mon-Sat 9-6,  Sun. 1-2

2  JOSEPH & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat  timeless bible-based musical; Paramount

Theater  Goldsboro;  ( 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;  BBQ and parade

on Sat.;  at Vanceboro Elementary School

2-4 "Spamalot"  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 Mkt

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. 7:30 pm

7  "Behind Blackbeard: Knight of the Black Flag"  Stuart Aronson, actor/singer/professor/playwright                                   discusses his research in this outdoor drama FUN!   Lunch & Learn Series; Chelsea restaurant  11:30-12:30  for tickets.

10  11th Annual Art on the Neuse   big show of top-notch coastal artists  Oriental 11-4pm

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  classical, ancient

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 site.


LAST  Month in New Bern, you missed................

March  ....into Spring!

1  A-B-C Sale (Attic Basement Closet) 7:30 to 1pm at Knight of Columbus on Pinetree;

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   Riverfront Conv Cntr;

11  Author Flora Ann Searce tells her story, Ruby Tuesday's, 11:15 am Morehead City

call  252-288-4928

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

14  ARTWalk  downtown,  new artists, sculptors, Carolina Creations Annual Garden Show-

 5-8 pm, always a happening!  Much more

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;

adoptions;  information;

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 your house


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 door

28, 29, April 4,5  "Cinderella"  a StageHANDS production: New Bern Civic Theatre; signed

for hearing impaired!

28,29,  April 4,5,   "PIPPIN"  musical magic! Masonic Theatre  2 matinees;

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 

Ratio Theatre

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

29-April 30th  Annual Garden Art Show  Carolina Creations  www,

29  Sachal Vasandani  Jazz Vocalist of the Year (1999)  Old Theater-Oriental;  252-249-3670

30  Craven Concerts'  Emile Pandolfi, Dana Russell classic music Broadway/Movies by famed

pianist and singer; Centenary Church  3pm; 637-1119   






  Neuse River is always beautiful-- daylight or...


            ........sunset on the Neuse 



Additional NEW BERN and CRYSTAL COAST Events Calendars

  • Craven Community College Community Events: Find links to concerts, international film and lecture series, and other events held on the Craven Community College campus on Glenburnie Road that are open to the entire New Bern area community.


  • East Carolina University Calendar: A major university and part of the University of North Carolina system, ECU offers a host of activities, from performing arts to athletics and more.
  • Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation Events: This foundation fights to keep our rivers alive and well, and offers many water-based events to enjoy and participate in. Check them out.
  •  small town is effectively striving for tourists' dollars with art, music and a small version of New Bern's Ghostwalk


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