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Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2017 9:42 am

Kids and Family

DEFY GRAVITY TEEN TRIP 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at Fort Benjamin Recreation Center in Newport. This program is for those ages 11-15 and costs $40 per person. Ticket price includes jump ticket, lunch and transportation. Participants will be dropped off and picked up at the recreation center in Newport. Preregistration is required by Monday, March 20. For more information, call 252-808-3301 or visit ccpr.recdesk.com.

YOUTH ARCHERY CLASSES 5:30-6:15 p.m. and 6:30-7:15 p.m. Monday and Wednesday until April 5, at Fort Benjamin Park in Newport. The first session is for ages 6-7 and the second session is for ages 9-11. The cost is $65 per participant. Preregistration is required. For more information, call 252-808-3301 or visit ccpr.recdesk.com.

CHILDREN’S DANCE CLASSES 4-4:30 p.m. and 4:45-5:15 p.m. Tuesdays until April 11 at Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher St. The first session is for ages 3-5, and the second session is for ages 6-7. The cost is $30 for a six-week session. The classes will be a mixture of ballet and freestyle dancing geared toward young children.  This is a beginner class. The class will be taught by Victoria Ward.  Ballet shoes are optional.  For more information on this program, call 252-726-5083, ext. 1. or email victoria.ward@moreheadcitync.org.

SUMMER SCIENCE SCHOOL REGISTRATION OPENS 9 a.m. Monday-Friday until Thursday, June 1, at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort. Summer Science School investigates the coastal environment and North Carolina’s rich maritime history. The N.C. Maritime Museum offers students the opportunity to learn about the natural and maritime history of coastal North Carolina through creative, hands-on experiences. Courses are offered from June through July. Emphasis on small class size. Students travel with instructors by van or boat to field sites. Only registered children may attend classes. Lodging facility not available; parents or guardians provide transportation to and from class daily. For more information, call 252-728-7317.

BEHIND THE SCENES: SHARK SNACK 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs, and get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck and watch staff aquarists feed the sharks. This program is for ages 5 and up, and costs $20. For more information, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com.

BEHIND THE SCENES: AQUARIUM AT A GLANCE noon to 12:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs, and get a look at the Living Shipwreck exhibit from above.  This program is for ages 5 and up and costs $12.  For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com.

SOUNDSIDE STORY TIME 10:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island. There will be stories, crafts, snacks and free play for preschoolers and their caregivers with new topics each week. For more information, call the museum at 252-728-1500.

TODDLER TIME 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Bring your little ones for a special time together enjoying stories, crafts, songs, puppets and animal encounters. This program is free with admission, and registration is not required. Different themes and animal topics are offered each week. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com.

STORY TIME AND PRE-K PLAY 9-10 a.m. Mondays for children from birth to 5 years, accompanied by an adult. Bring any supplies needed, such as diapers, wipes, bottles and more. For more information, call 252-354-6350.

BEHIND THE SCENES: AQUARIUM CLOSE ENCOUNTERS 2-3:30 p.m. Saturdays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Visit labs and holding areas, help with food preparation and feed the animals in this thorough behind-the-scenes tour that includes a look at the Living Shipwreck from above. This program is for ages 8 and up and costs $20.  For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com.

Art

ART FROM THE HEART STUDENT SHOW 4-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday until Sunday, March 19. A reception and awards presentation is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 17. Admission is free.

MAD HATTER’S TEA PARTY ART SHOW RECEPTION 5-7 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at Carolina Artist Gallery in Morehead City. The show runs until Friday, May 5. For more information, call 252-726-7550.

INTRODUCTORY WIRE LOOPING 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at Mulberry Street Studio in Beaufort, 801 Mulberry St. This class is taught by jewelry artist Kay Jarrett of Carolina Artist Gallery. She will teach wire looping for small found objects such as sea shells or sea glass. The fee is $68, which includes instruction and all materials with $25 due at the time of registration. Students should bring their lunch. For more information, call 252-726-7550.

MARCH PALLET KNIFE PAINTING 9:30 a.m. to noon Mondays until March 27, at IreneBailey’s studio, 905 Ocean Drive in Emerald Isle. This class is for all levels and offers individual instruction. The cost is $80. For more information, call 252-723-3258.

OPEN STUDIO WITH MODEL 1:30-4:30 p.m. Mondays until March 27 at Irene Bailey’s studio, 905 Ocean Drive in Emerald Isle. This class is $40 for all four sessions or $15 per session. For more information, call 252-723-3258.

SIX-WEEK PAINTING CLASS FOR ADULTS 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays until April 12 at Linda Werthwein’s studio in Beaufort. Classes will be held each Wednesday until April 12. Students will supply materials for acrylics or oils. Both realism and abstraction will be the focus for experienced painters. The cost is $125. For more information, call 252-838-1238.

‘CHILDREN IN THE WORLD’ PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT at Webb Memorial Library. This exhibit is by Wendi Blair and features a compilation of photographs shot with a print and slide film from Ms. Blair’s world travels in Africa, Thailand, Guatemala, Japan and the U.S. The exhibit is free and should be hanging for a month. For more information, call the Webb Memorial Library at 252-726-3012 or Ms. Blair at 425-712-0126.

WEEKLY ART CLASSES 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays and 1-4 p.m. Thursdays. Arts & Things offers classes in drawing and watercolor, oil, pastel and acrylic painting on the Morehead City waterfront. For more information, call Arts & Things at 252-240-1979.

OPEN STUDIO WORK SESSIONS 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday at Mulberry Street Studio, 801 Mulberry St., Beaufort. Artists of all skill levels and mediums are invited to attend these sessions. No reservations are needed. Bring lunch, imagination and $15 for one session or $45 for four sessions. Fellow artists will share ideas, solve artistic problems, try new materials and techniques and provide gentle critiques and informal lessons. For more information, call 252-726-7550.

Music and Theater

‘ODD COUPLE’ 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 17-18; 2 p.m. Sunday, March 19, and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 24-25, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at Carteret Community Theatre. General admission seats are $20 for adults and $10 for students through high school. To purchase tickets, visit www.carteretcommunitytheatre.com. For more information, call 252-497-8919.

DARAJA CHILDREN’S CHOIR 7 p.m. Friday, March 31, at Atlantic Elementary School, 151 School Drive, Atlantic. This is a family-friendly community event. It is open to the public. For more information, visit www.darajachoir.com.

‘A SPRING BOUQUET OF POETRY IN SONG’ 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at Cape Carteret Presbyterian Church in Cape Carteret, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at All Saints Anglican Church in Newport. This spring concert is presented by the Crystal Coast Choral Society under the musical direction of Finley Woolston. General admission tickets are $10. Tickets can be purchased at the door or from choral society members. For more information, call Mr. Woolston at 910-358-2997 or visit www.crystalcoastchoralsociety.org.

CRYSTAL COAST CHORAL SOCIETY REHEARSALS are from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays in the fellowship hall of Swansboro United Methodist Church. For more information, call music director Finley Woolston at 910-358-2997.

Food and Drink

BOOTS N BADGES PLATE SALE FUNDRAISER At the cost of $10 a plate, participants receive a sandwich, chips, cookies and a fruit cup. Proceeds help the medical costs for a Marshallberg woman who is battling cancer. To purchase a ticket, contact a local law enforcement officer or firefighter. Tickets will be available for pickup on Tuesday, March 21, at the Morehead City Fire Station 2, 4303 Arendell St.

CHARITABLE DINNER Thursday-Friday, March 23-24, at the Inn on Turner in Beaufort. These dinner series benefit area charities. This dinner will benefit Crystal Coast Habitat for Humanity. The dinner consists of three courses. First course: Caribbean salad greens with orange and peanuts, coconut honey vinaigrette. Second course: Grilled barbecue ribs or Jamaican jerk chicken and Hoppin Jon and roasted root vegetables. Third course: Butterscotch cake with Frangelica Carmel sauce and Chantilly cream. Sweet tea, lemon water and coffee, plus bring your own beverage will be available at no additional cost or corking fees. The cost of the dinner is $25 per person. RSVP to the inn by calling 919-271-6144.

IWLA WHITE OAK RIVER CHAPTER 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AND OYSTER ROAST 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, at 287 Hadnot Farm Road in Swansboro. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. This event will feature oysters, side dishes and non-alcoholic drinks. For more informant, call 252-342-0591.

ESCOFFIER CHEF DINNER SERIES Tuesdays, March 28 and April 25, at Carteret Community College. For tickets or more information, visit www.cccfoundation.org.

MILL FEST BREW COMPETITION Friday, April 1, at Mill Whistle Brewing Co. in Beaufort. Registration is from noon to 2:30 p.m. April 1. Home brew serving and judging session is from 3-4 p.m., and awards will start at 6 p.m. During the event, home brewers or their designated representatives will bring home-brewed beers, register the beers, set up to display the beers and serve the beers to Mill Fest patrons. For a copy of complete guidelines, contact Tom Backman at 252-269-0330 or email tombackman@icloud.com.

FIFTH ANNUAL BITES & BLUES 5-8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1, on the Morehead City waterfront. Attendees will use the event ticket as their guide as they walk throughout the waterfront, stopping at restaurants and host businesses to taste one “bite” from each locally-owned participating restaurant. Live blues bands will be providing music during the event.

NEWPORT COMMUNITY GARDEN Want to grow fresh food for your family but don’t have enough land? Rent a plot at the Newport Community Garden. For more information, call Lynnette Worthington Livingston at 252-223-4749 or visit www.facebook.com/newportgarden.

Events

BLOOD DRIVE 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 17, at Otway Fire and Rescue, 509 Highway 70 east, Otway.

NC STATE EXTENSION OFFICE OPEN HOUSE 4-7 p.m. Friday, March 17, on the third floor of the CMAST Building, on Carteret Community College’s campus, 303 College Circle in Morehead City.

BLOOD DRIVE noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at Lowe’s Home Improvement, 5219 Highway 70 west, Morehead City.

SPRING CRAFT FAIR AND BOOK SALE 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the History Museum of Carteret County. This event will feature crafts, handiwork, antique books and food. Proceeds help benefit the Carteret County Historical Society. The cost of admission is $1 per person. Historical society members are admitted for free. For more information, call 252-247-7533.

INTERNATIONAL FILM SERIES Thursdays, March 23, and April 6, at Carteret Community College. For tickets or more information, visit www.cccfoundation.org.

BLOOD DRIVE 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 31, at the Newport Moose Lodge, 456 Roberts Road, Newport.

BLOOD DRIVE  3-7 p.m. Friday, March 31, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1007 Island Road, Harkers Island.

MOREHEAD CITY PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT will be accepting 11th Street vessel parking permits beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday, March 1, at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher St. Permits are valid March 1- Jan. 15 of the pass year. Vessel permit cost is $25. In order to be eligible for this permit, youmust live within the town’smunicipal limits and provide proof of residency and proof of vessel ownership.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR C.O.A.C.H. HOPE, a local nonprofit organization that continues to strive and expand its programs and services to youth within the community. For more information and a list of additional opportunities and an application, visit www.coach-hope.org or email a letter of interest to coachhope@yahoo.com. Those interested can also call or text “volunteer” to 252-732-4522.

CRAB POINT EXTENSION AND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION is collecting women, men and children’s shoes in good condition to be distributed around the world to the needy. Drop off surplus shoes at Martha’s Mission in Morehead City to the attention of Emily.

HOPE MISSION is seeking donated items for their new thrift store, Hope Mission Thrift Store. To donate, bring items to Hope Mission or to the new store at 1409 Bridges St. in Morehead City. Staff members will pick up large items. For more information, call 252-240-2359.

CARTERET COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY HEADQUARTERS is open from noon to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The headquarters is at 5370-K Highway 70 in the Brandywine Crossing, Morehead City. For more information, call 252-648-8164.

COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICE RECRUITMENT FOR FOSTER AND ADOPTIVE PARENTS To learn how to become a foster or adoptive parent, call the County Department of Social Services at 252-728-3181, ext. 6176.

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE SERIES: FIVE WEEKS TO A HEALTHIER YOU 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Carteret Community College Bryant Building conference room, first floor.  Learn new ways to feel better and healnaturally. Weekly handouts include recipes and resources. The series is $55. For more information, visit www.yogawellnessnc.com or contact the instructor, Theresa Jade Morton at 252-646-3923.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCES for adults over 50 are 7:30-11 p.m. on the first and third Friday of each month at the Leon Mann Jr. Enrichment Center in Morehead City. The cost is $5 a person. For more information, call 252-247-2626.

SOCIETY FOR CREATIVE ANACHRONISM: SHIRE OF CATHANAR 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays. The SCA is a recreational and educational global organization that attempts to recreate the arts of war in the Middle Ages. There is no cost to attend. For more information, visit www.ShireofCathanar.org.

Local heritage

‘REFLECTIONS OF WOMEN IN UNIFORM’ 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at the History Museum of Carteret County. The program features a panel of eight veterans who will delve into their personal journey while in the military. This program, cohosted by the Women Veterans of Coastal North Carolina, features Carteret County residents who served during World War II through to recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Michelle Powers, Carteret County Historical Society vice president, will moderate the hour-long session; with a reception to follow. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $3 adults and $1 children ages 5-17. Active duty military, veterans and Carteret County Historical Society members get free admission for this program. To guarantee a seat, make reservations and pay for tickets in advance of the program by calling 252-247-7533, ext. 1 or stop by the museum store.

‘EARLY SCOTS IN COLONIAL NORTH CAROLINA’ 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at the History Museum of Carteret County. The historical society will again be featuring Scottish historian, Dr. Bruce Durie, and his talk Early Scots in Colonial North Carolina. In this presentation, Dr. Durie will shed light on the contributions of several Scottish clans, such as the Pollock, Guthrie, Frazier, Grant and Burns families, who settled along the state’s coast in the early 1700s. Jane Burbella, of the research library, will host. The program will cost a special admission fee of $12 for non-members and $5 for historical society members. To guarantee a seat, make reservations and pay for your tickets in advance of the program by calling 252-247-7533, ext. 1 or stop by the museum store.

MUSKET-FIRING DEMONSTRATION 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, at Fort Macon State Park. Learn about a Civil War-era musket’s history, loading procedures and firing. Participants will meet in the fort. For more information, call 252-726-3775. This program repeats every Wednesday in March.

FIRST THURSDAYS 10:30-11:30 a.m. the first Thursday of each month at the Newport Historical Museum. Event will feature stories and oral history from Newport residents.

FORT TOURS 11 a.m. Monday-Friday in March, at Fort Macon State Park. For more information, call 252-726-3775.

Education

BRYCE LANE LECTURE 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at Carolina Home and Garden. Mr. Lane is a horticulture professor at N.C. State University and also has his own talk show on PBS known as "In the Garden with Bryce Lane.” This is a class for both experienced and inexperienced gardeners. He will also be able to answer any questions needed. For more questions, call 252-393-9004.

GET HOOKED FISHING SCHOOL 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Experts in a variety of fishing techniques present workshops throughout the day.  Six sessions of instruction plus prize drawings, giveaways and a catered lunch are included. Space is limited, and advance registration is required. The cost is $60 for non-members and $54 for aquarium members. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.

PADDLE SPORTS AMERICA 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 25, at Bryant Center at Carteret Community College. The class will be offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. This is a one-half day seminar designed specifically for recreational kayakers, canoe enthusiast and other SUPS.The seminar will cover such topics as types of paddle craft,safety equipment, operating a paddle craft safety on the water, legal requirements and much more. All USCG Auxiliary courses are taught by experienced Coast Guard/CoastGuard Auxiliary qualified instructors with many years of experience both in the classroom as well as on the water. For additional information or a registration application, contact Ben Crabtree-USCG Auxiliary at 252-808-3091 or benandlibbie1@embarqmail.com.

‘CLIMATE CHANGE: SCIENCE AND IMPACTS IN EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA’ 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, March 27, at Joslyn Hall on the campus of Carteret Community College. This free lecture is presented by Dr. Rosana Nieto Ferreira, associate professor of atmospheric science at East Carolina University. She will discuss and answer questions about climate change, if it is real and if it will affect Eastern North Carolina. Doors open at 6 p.m. for light refreshments and a meet and greet. The lecture and presentation will follow. For more information, contact captainrichard@ec.rr.com.

SECU CRYSTAL COAST HOSPICE HOUSE SEEKS VOLUNTEERS There are several capacities a volunteer can choose to serve. Direct care is an area of companionship for the patient and their family. There is also a need for volunteers to do filing, answering phones and putting together admission packets. If you are interested in sharing your time and compassion call Sharon Baugus, Volunteer Coordinator, at 252-514-8902 or email her at sbaugus2@3hc.org for an application. The Crystal Coast Hospice House is at 100 Big Rock Weigh in Newport.

JUICING VS. SMOOTHIES WORKSHOP 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Carteret Community College Bryant Building conference room, first floor. Discover the benefits of juicing vs. smoothies and understanding which ingredients are healthy and which sabotage your efforts. The class is $15. For more information, visit www.yogawellnessnc.com or contact the instructor, Theresa Jade Morton at 252-646-3923.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR U.S. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY FLOTILLA 20-02. To learn what capacities need to be filled and become a uniformed volunteer Coast Guard Auxiliary member in Flotilla 20-02 in Morehead City, call 252-393-2869 or email lhorton4@ec.rr.com.

USCG ABOUT BOATING SAFELY CLASS for those 28 or older at Coastal Carolina Community College or U.S. Coast Guard Station Emerald Isle. This one-day, eight-hour class helps boaters stay safe and legal and feel more comfortable on the water. Classes are taught by certified U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors. Those who pass earn a boater safety certificate. For more information, email smathusek@ec.rr.com, call 610-331-6764 or visit http://swansboroaux.com.

BOATING SKILLS AND SEAMANSHIP Mondays and Thursdays, two hours a session, for six weeks. Classes are taught by certified U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors. Those who pass earn a boater safety certificate. For more information, email smathusek@ec.rr.com, call 610-331-6764 or visit http://swansboroaux.com.

Fitness

CORE SOUND RUN 9 a.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island. This event features a 10K, 5K or a fun walk. Prizes include hand-crafted decoys, hand painted seashells and sports collectibles. For more information or to register, call the museum at 252-728-1500.

CO-ED ADULT INDOOR VOLLEYBALL 7-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, starting Monday March 13, and continuing until May, at Newport Middle School. The fees are $25 for the entire season or $5 per night drop in fee. Must be 18 or older to participate. Preregistration is available online or pay at the door. For more information, call 252-808-3301 or visit ccpr.recdesk.com.

GENTLE DE-STRESS YOGA 5:15-6:15 p.m. Tuesday at Carteret Community College. This six-week series costs $40. This class safely improves range of motion and allows healing as it relieves stress and reduces pain. Also helps with depression and PTSD. No prior yoga needed. For more information, contact Jade Morton at 252-646-3923 or visit www.YogaWellnessNC.com.

GENTLE BACK HEALTH YOGA 12:10-1 p.m. Thursday at Carteret Community College. This six-week series costs $40. This class safely improves bone density, builds strength, reduces pain and allows healing. Class also helps with depression, grieving and PTSD. No prior yoga needed. For more information, call Jade Morton at 252-646-3923 or visit www.YogaWellnessNC.com.

BARRE FIT 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher St. in Morehead City. The program will cost $40 for eight classes (one per week) or class goers can pay a $10 daily drop-in fee. Class goers should bring water. A yoga mat or towel is optional. This class is a hybrid of yoga, Pilates and ballet flexibility. It is a healthy challenge for all ages. Registration is available at moreheadcitync.org through the Parks and Recreation tab or at the recreation center. For more information, contact Victoria Ward at victoria.ward@moreheadcitync.org or call 252-726-5083, ext. 1.

SILVER SNEAKER MSROM CLASS 11 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays in at Snap Fitness in Otway, and 11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays in at Snap Fitness in Newport. The classes are free for gym members and $5 for drop ins or nonmembers. This class is for everyone, and participants do not have to have Silver Sneaker Insurance. For more information, call the Otway gym at 252-838-1196 or the Newport gym at 252-777-4349.

TAI CHI noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays until April at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher St. There is no need to preregister for this four-month class. For more information, call Terri Thomas at 252-314-4110, visit taoist.org or email moreheadcity.nc@taoist.org.

WALK TO RUN FOR BEGINNING RUNNERS 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and 9-10 a.m. Saturdays, until Monday, March 6. This eight-week program develops a safe and efficient running style. Linda Carlsen will begin by analyzing running gait and use the run/walk method to teach participants new skills and drills for training. Running locations will vary during the program to make training fun and exciting. The class is $75. Space is limited to 15 beginner runners. Contact Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation at slowe@emeraldisle-nc.org or 252-354-6350 to register.

BROGA 7-8 p.m. Thursdays at Uptown Yoga, 4915-I Arendell St. in Morehead City. This new class is designed for men but is open to all. This class is cardio-enhanced yoga. The class is $14 for drop-ins or a five class pass is $65. For more information, call 252-342-0250 or visit www.uptownyogamhc.com.

CARTERET COUNTY SENIOR CHEERLEADERS are looking to develop a new team. Participants, both men and women, must be at least 50 years old. For more information or to join the team, call Susan Balmat at 252-222-0799.

ZUMBA 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays starting Feb. 6 at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher St. The cost is $4 per class, and it is taught by Laura Bryson. For more information, call 252-726-5083.

RETRO YOGA 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesdays at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher St. The cost is $8 per class. The class teaches yoga for different body types using retro yoga movements. It is taught by Jean Sarnacki. For more information, call 252-726-5083.

YOGA FOR BEGINNERS 5:30-6:15 p.m. Tuesdays and 10:15-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays at Uptown Yoga, 4915-I Arendell St. in Morehead City. The class is $14 for drop-ins or $65 for a five-class pass. For more information, call 252-342-0250 or visit www.uptownyogamhc.com.

GENTLE YOGA 5:30-6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher St. The cost is $5 per class.This classis for those who want to take things slower and gentle. Gentle Flow Hatha Yoga uses postures and conscious breathing combination with the mental focus to develop awareness, strength, flexibility and relaxation. For more information, contact the instructor Iva Unterweiser at 619-208-3543.

ADULT TAP DANCE CLASS 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher St. The cost is $10 per class. The class is taught by distinguished dancer and choreographer Hazel Collins. For more information, call Ms. Collins at 252-728-5514 or Maureen Kilgallen at 252-222-3088.

LINE DANCING 6-8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher St. For more information, call 252-726-5083.

TOTAL BODY WORKOUT 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher St. The cost is $4 per class. For more information, call 252-726-5083.

TAI CHI noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays for Taoist Tai Chi Society members. For more information, call the instructor Terri Thomas at 252-314-4110.

YOGA CLASS 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 9-10 a.m. Saturdays at Newport Community Building, 270 Howard Blvd., Newport. This class is for adults and costs $5 per class. For more information, contact Christine Smith at 252-622-7473.

BEACH YOGA 9:30 a.m. Sundays at Fort Macon State Park’s beach. The sessions will be on the border of the state park and Tar Landing. Sign up at momentumfitnessnc.com or pay $10 on the beach. For more information, call 252-368-YOGA (9642).

CRYSTAL COAST TABLE TENNIS CLUB 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in Newport. Players of all ages and skill levels are invited to attend. For more information, contact Bowie Martin at 252-399-1533.

BEACH YOGA IN ATLANTIC BEACH 9-9:50 a.m. Saturdays at New Bern Street public beach access in Atlantic Beach. The class is $10 per person or $7 with military or teacher ID. For more information, like Coastal Yoga with Nadine on Facebook or call 631-255-1010.

Trips and Tours

SAVANNAH, GA., JEKYLL ISLAND AND BEAUFORT, S.C., TRIP Monday-Friday, Aug. 14-18. The price of the trip includes four nights lodging; eight meals – four breakfasts and four dinners; a guided tour of historic Savannah, Ga.; a visit to the first African Baptist Church, constituted in 1777; free time on the historic River Street in Savannah; a guided tour of St. Simons Island, Ga.; a visit to Jekyll Island, Ga., home of “millionaires Club”; a tour of Beaufort, S.C., the second oldest city in South Carolina; and a visit to the historic Penn Center on St. Helena Island. The price for the trip is $649 for a single, $499 for double and $479 for triple occupancy, which includes admission to the listed venues and motor coach transportation. Travel insured travelers insurance is $45 for single and $35 for double and triple occupancy. Application and deposit of $75 plus the cost of travelers insurance is due by Wednesday, April 5, with final payment due by Thursday, May 25. Make all checks payable to Accent Travel & Cruises. Thirty people are needed to make this trip. The deposit is nonrefundable. Some of the proceeds will go to the Craven County chapter of AARP. for more information, visit www.travelingwithrosetta.com.

Meetings

CRYSTAL COAST REPUBLICAN WOMEN 10 a.m. Friday, March 17, at the GOP Headquarters, 5370-K Highway 70, in the Brandywine Crossing in Morehead City.

US POWER SQUADRONS FORT MACON SAIL AND POWER SQUADRON 6 p.m. Monday, March 20, at the Morehead City Country Club. The speaker will be Dr. Christine Voss of the UNC-IMS Marine Lab, and the topic will be King Tides. Join other boaters and enjoy a social hour at 6 p.m. followed by a dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the speaker at 7 p.m. The cost for dinner is $20. RSVP by Thursday, March 16, at www.fmsps.org. For more information, call 252-571-9129.

PARKINSON’S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23, April 13, April 27, May 11, May 25, June 8, July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Sept. 28, Oct. 12, Oct. 26, Nov. 9, and Dec. 14, at the Leon Mann Jr. Enrichment Center in Morehead City. For more information, contact Lori Wrenn at 252-808-3152.

CRYSTAL COAST DECORATIVE PAINTERS 10 a.m. March 25, at Western Park Community Center, 275 Old Highway 58 in Cedar Point. All levels from beginners and beyond are welcome to join the group and experience painting, as well as community outreach projects, great camaraderie, informative workshops and more. Learn how to paint on various surfaces with no drawing required. For more information, call Wanda at 910-330-4128 or email wcastillo0974@yahoo.com.

CAROLINA MARITIME MODEL SOCIETY MEETING 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort. The Carolina Maritime Model Society exists to promote the active participation in building ship models, a craft as old as shipbuilding itself. The group is the only such organization in the entire state and has become a major vehicle for widening public interest in North Carolina’s maritime history and culture. Membership is open to all members of the Friends of the Maritime Museum. Additional dates are April 29, May 20, Sept 30, Oct. 28 and Dec. 2. For more information, call 252-728-7317.

MS SUPPORT GROUP 5-7 p.m. Monday, March 27, in the Webb Memorial Library’s Sea Room. Take the elevator to get to the second floor. The group meets the last Monday of the month. For more information, call 252-241-4719.

CARTERET COUNTY DEMOCRATIC WOMEN 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, at Tight Lines Restaurant, 709 Arendell St., Morehead City. Dr. Doug Nowacek of the Duke University Marine Laboratory is the guest speaker. For more information, visit www.carteretdemocrats.org.

IRISH MUSIC SESSION 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at Trent River Coffee Co. in New Bern. Musicians gather to play Irish music on accordion, fiddle, guitar, bodhran, harp and other instruments. They play for their own enjoyment, as well as the occasional gratuity.  Everyone is welcome to come listen or play, and there is no admission charge. The club meets the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, call Trent River Coffee Co. at 252-514-2030.

TOPS- TAKE POUNDS OFF SENSIBLY 4:30 p.m. Thursdays at Fort Benjamin Park in Newport. Weigh-in is from 4:30-5:30 p.m. The meeting is from 5:40-6:30 p.m. For more information, call Jane at 252-223-3045.

EMERALD ISLE STAMP CLUB meets 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month in the back of the Emerald Isle Police Department building on Highway 58. Anyone interested in collecting stamps is welcome. The club is celebrating its 25th year. For more information, call George Kuhhorn at 252-354-5127.

FORT MACON SAIL AND POWER SQUADRON meets the third Monday of every month. They offer boating education, social programs and vessel safety checks. Formore information, call 252-571-9129 or visit www.fmsps.org.

MOVIN’ ON AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN meets the fourth Thursday of each month at Hampton Inn and Suites, 225 Old Hammock Road in Swansboro. For more information, call 910-325-0508.

F.I.S.H. GOUP MEETINGS: CHRIST-CENTERED 12 STEP RECOVERY 5-6:30 p.m. Sundays at Cape Carteret Baptist Church and 5:30-7 p.m. Fridays at the Carteret County Peer Recovery Center in Morehead City. This event is open to all friends of recovery. for more information, contact Bev Stone at the Peer Recovery Center by calling 252-222-3888.

SINGLES OUT ‘N ABOUT a social group open to single adults. Now in its 14th year, meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month to schedule activities. For time, location and more information, contact Ginger at 252-349-4639.

BEAUFORT GARDEN CLUB 10 a.m. the first Thursday of every month, at Ann Street United Methodist Church in Beaufort. Social starts at 9:30 a.m. followed by the meeting.

SOUTHERN BELLES Meets 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays at Cape Carteret Presbyterian Church. The four-part harmony singing group for women is now accepting new members. For more information, call Mary Helen Casey at 252-354-2925.

COASTAL CAROLINA ‘A’S’ RESTORERS CLUB 6 p.m. second Monday of the month at the Golden Corral on Martin Luther King Blvd. in New Bern. The Model “A” Restores Club, founded in 1952, encourages members to acquire, restore, preserve, exhibit and make use of the Model “A” Ford and to enjoy the fellowship of other Model “A” Ford owners around the world. For more information, call 252-943-4373 or 252-503-3470 or email dltemple@aol.com or scorcher_1212@yahoo.com.

SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS, CAMP 1597 meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the Bryant Student Center meeting room, Carteret Community College. For more information, call David F. Burnette at 252-223-4765.

FORT MACON CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month in the Bryant Student Center meeting room, Carteret Community College. For more information, call David F. Burnette at 252-223-4765.

N.C. SOCIETY SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, CRYSTAL COAST CHAPTER meets at 11:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of every month in the Golden Corral Buffet and Grill, Morehead City. For more information, call David F. Burnette at 252-223-4765.

CARTERET COMMUNITY THEATRE 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at 1311 Arendell St., Morehead City, for volunteers to learn theater needs, including lights, sound, ticket sales and backstage assistance. For information, call 252-247-1501 or visit www.carteretcommunitytheatre.org.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS 7 to 8:15 p.m. Fridays, at Canine Playtime, 228 Chatham St., Newport.

ALCOHOL ANONYMOUS 8 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church in Morehead City.

AL-ANON 8 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in Morehead City.

PROMISE LAND SOCIETY 9:30 a.m. the second Saturday of the month, First Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Morehead City.

SOCIETY FOR CREATIVE ANACHRONISM: SHRINE OF CATHANAR 1 to 3 p.m. second Saturday of each month at the Bryant Student Center at Carteret Community College. The SCA is a recreational and educational global organization that attempts to recreate the arts of war in the Middle Ages. The local branch for Carteret and Craven counties are open to every one of all ages and locations. There is no cost to attend the activity. For more information, visit www.ShireofCathanar.org, email shirecathanar@gmail.com, jprice208@gmail.com or monicaamende@gmail.com, or call Thomas De Luna (MKA Jerry Price) at 252-648-0937 or Bridgit Macha Ruadh (MKA Monica Amende) at 216-256-1495.

MOREHEAD CITY LIONS CLUB 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month at Golden Corral in Morehead City.

BEAUFORT LIONS CLUB meets at noon the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at Ribeye’s on Front Street in Beaufort. New members and guests are welcome.

TOASTMASTERS 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 7 a.m. Thursdays in the Bryant Center on the campus of Carteret Community College. Call 252-725-7377 for details.

SEA SCOUTS SHIP 986:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the N.C. Maritime Museum Gallant’s Channel annex in Beaufort. The ship is chartered by Friends of the N.C. Maritime Museum. For ages 14-20. Call 252-728-2762.

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS CHAPTER 26 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, Havelock Senior Center, Trader Avenue, Havelock. For more information, contact Ancil Jones at 252-622-5245.

CARTERET NUMISMATIC SOCIETY meets 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Old Train Depot at 612 Broad St. in Beaufort.

AMERICAN LEGION MOREHEAD CITY POST 46 6 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the train depot, 1001 Arendell St., Morehead City.

BEAUFORT OLDE TOWNE MONDAY NOON CLUB, Clawson’s 1905 Restaurant, Beaufort.

NEWPORT ROTARY CLUB 6:30 p.m. each Monday, Newport Rotary Building at 145 Howard Blvd.

MOREHEAD CITY NOON ROTARY CLUB noon each Tuesday, Channel Marker, Atlantic Beach.

MOREHEAD CITY LOOKOUT ROTARY CLUB 7 a.m. each Wednesday, Carteret General Hospital cafeteria, Morehead City.

KNIT-WITS 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Wednesday, the Webb Library welcomes knitters to bring their projects to receive helpful hints from experienced knitters.

MOREHEAD CITY NAVIGATORS ROTARY CLUB noon, Wednesdays, Floyd’s 1921 Restaurant, 400 Bridges St., Morehead City.

MOREHEAD CITY EVENING CLUB 6:30 p.m. each Thursday, First United Methodist Church, 900 Arendell St., Morehead City.

MOREHEAD CITY SOUNDVIEW CLUB noon on Thursdays, Golden Corral, Morehead City.

CRYSTAL COAST TEA PARTY PATRIOTS meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Golden Corral in Morehead City and at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month at Ribeyes Steakhouse in Cape Carteret. For information, visit www.cctpp.com.

THE RETIRED ENLISTED ASSOCIATION Cherry Point No. 92 meets 9:30 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at Millers Landing at MCAS Cherry Point. Optional breakfast is at 8:30 a.m. Details at 252-223-7037.

ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF AMERICA, MOREHEAD CITY CHAPTER 7 p.m. first Tuesday of the month, Carteret Community College, Bryant Center. Call 252-726-6351.

CAPE LOOKOUT FLYFISHERS 6 p.m. the third Friday of each month from March to November, Cox’s Restaurant, 4109 Arendell St., Morehead City.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP meets at 6 p.m. each Monday, South Banks Community Church, West Ridge Center, Morehead City. For more information, contact Milton Thompson at 252-525-3402.

NARCONON reminds families that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get a loved one help if they are at risk. Visit www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/blog/naloxone-availability.html to learn about the overdose reversing drug known as naloxone and find out its availability in your state. Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all types of drugs. Narconon also offers free assessments and referrals. Call 800-431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSolution.com for details.

CRYSTAL COAST DECORATIVE PAINTERS 10 a.m.-2 p.m. fourth Saturday of the month, Western Park Community Center, Cedar Point. Painters of all levels welcome. The organization holds classes, seminars and is involved in community service projects. Call 252-247-7827 for more information.

CRYSTAL COAST QUILTERS’ GUILD meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month, Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church, Atlantic Beach. Members enjoy learning through workshops and programs and are active in community service projects. Visitors are welcome. Call 252-808-4060.

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION GROUP 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Coastal Unitarian Church, 1300 Evans St., Morehead City. The group practices silent mindfulness meditation to reduce stress. Free. Call 252-240-2283.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY (TOPS) Newport Chapter 0602 meets Thursdays, Fort Benjamin Park, 100 McQueen Ave., Newport. Weigh-in begins 4:30 p.m.; the meeting follows at 5:30 p.m. Call 252-223-3045 for details. Morehead City Chapter 543 meets from 4:45 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, in the meeting room of First Presbyterian Church, 1604 Arendell St. Call 252-240-0899 for details.

CARTERET CARE PARTNERS 2 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at Grace Presbyterian Church, Beaufort, and fourth Wednesday of the month at Unitarian Coastal Fellowship, Morehead City. This is a support network for family caregivers of all types, is a safe place to share the joys and struggles of care giving and to network for resources and information. Caregivers are welcome to bring their care recipients. Recipients meet in a separate room with activities geared for them. For more information, contact Sally White at 252-622-1978 or ucfminister@starfishnet.com, or LaVera Parato at 252-422-6139 or areval@juno.com.

BEYOND THIS WEEK

SPRING FAMILY FESTIVAL 1-4 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at the preschool at Camp Albemarle. This program will help raise scholarship and program funds. There will be a free 1,000 egg Easter Egg Hunt on 29 acres of land. Additional activities may include a fee and include food, vendor fair, raffles, yoga and art classes, Tae Kwon Do demonstrations, appearance by Batgirl, music and more. For more information, call 252-726-4848.

APRIL OIL PAINTING 9:30 a.m. Mondays, April 3-24, at at Irene Bailey’s studio, 905 Ocean Drive, Emerald Isle. This class is for all levels and offers individual instruction. The cost is $80. For more information, contact Ms. Bailey at 252-723-3258.

OPEN STUDIO WITH MODEL 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, April 3-24, at Irene Bailey’s studio, 905 Ocean Drive, Emerald Isle. The class costs $40 for all four Monday sessions or $15 per session. For more information, contact Ms. Bailey at 252-723-3258.

GENTLE DE-STRESS YOGA 5:15-6:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at Carteret Community College. This six-week series costs $40. This class safely improves range of motion and allows healing as it relieves stress and reduces pain. Also helps with depression and PTSD. No prior yoga needed. For more information, contact Jade Morton at 252-646-3923 or visit www.YogaWellnessNC.com.

TRI TENNIS PROGRAM FOR BEGINNERS 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays starting April 5, at Western Community Park in Cedar Point. This six-week session is $30 and includes a new tennis racket and a T-shirt. For more information, call 252-222-5836.

JIMMY BLACK ART OPENING 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery in Beaufort. Jimmy Black is the Beaufort Historical Society’s featured artist for April and May. To see more of his work, visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org or visit the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery’s Facebook page.

GENTLE BACK HEALTH YOGA 12:10-1 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at CarteretCommunity College. This six-week series costs $40. This class safely improves bone density, builds strength, reduces pain and allows healing. Class also helps with depression, grieving and PTSD. No prior yoga needed. For more information, call Jade Morton at 252-646-3923 or visit www.YogaWellnessNC.com.

ABOUT BOATING SAFELY 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Bryant Center at Carteret Community College. The ABS course will provide instruction to recreational boaters in the following topics: operating your boat safely, required equipment, aids to navigation (ATONS), boating emergencies, radio protocols and a review of both Federal and state regulations. Successful completion of the course satisfies North Carolina requirements for recreational boaters. For additional information or a registration application, contact Ben Crabtree-USCG Auxiliary at 252-808-3091 or benandlibbie1@embarqmail.com.

EASTER EGG HUNT AND FESTIVITIES noon Sunday, April 9, at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Center. Join the EI Bunny at noon for festivities including sidewalk chalking, face painting, music and more.  At 1 p.m., the egg hunting whistle will be blown.  Egg hunters should bring their own basket and arrive prior to 12:45 p.m. There is no fee to participate in the egg hunt.  Three age categories are: Ages 4 and under, 5-8 and 9-12. Prizes will be awarded in each age group for the person(s) finding the EI bunny’s prize eggs. The EI bunny himself will be on hand for photographs and to award the prizes.  Everyone is invited, and no registration is required.

EASTER EGG HUNT 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at Rotary Park, 2200 Mayberry Loop Road in Morehead City. The egg hunt activity areas will be divided into three sections by the following age groups: 4 & under, 5-8, and 9-12. Pets are not permitted. Plan to arrive early since the egg hunt will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. Walgreens Photo will be at the event to take pictures with the Easter Bunny. For more information, call 252-726-5083 or go to http://moreheadcitync.org/home-parks-recreation/.

FAMILY ONE-MILE FUN RUN/WALK 10 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at Rotary Park-O’Neal Field exercise trail. Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department staff will direct participants on the one-mile course. This non-competitive event promotes family wellness, and preregistration is not required for this event.  Pets or bikes are not permitted. For more information, call 252-726-5083 or go to http://moreheadcitync.org/home-parks-recreation/.

DOWN EAST WALK TO DEFEAT ALS 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 15, at East Carolina University’s Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Each year, nation-wide, hundreds of thousands of people come together to raise funds to support care service programs and cutting-edge research and to advance nationwide advocacy for people with ALS and their families. The money raised from the walks in North Carolina helps provide care services for more than 500 people living with ALS and their families free of charge in North Carolina. To register, visit http://web.alsa.org/downeast or call 877-569-4347. For more information, contact Stephanie West, development specialist, at stehanie@alsn.org or 919-390-0121.

EASTER EGG HUNT 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at the Beaufort Historic Site. Children ages seven and younger are welcome to join the fun. Prizes, refreshments and lots of eggs – it’s all free – just bring a basket. For more information, contact the BHA at 252-728-5225 or visit the website at www.beauforhistoricsite.org.

SPRING BREAK CAMP Monday-Friday, April 17-21, at Fort Benjamin Recreation Center in Newport. This camp is for those ages 6-10 and offers activities, games and adventures. The cost is $65 per participant for the week. Preregistration is required. For more information, call 252-808-3301 or visit ccpr.recdesk.com.

SPRING BREAK HOLIDAY CAMP 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, April 17-21, at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher St., Morehead City. This camp is for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The weekly cost is $60 for Morehead City residents or $90 for non-city residents. Campers need to provide their lunches daily. Camp staff supervises recreational activities in the classroom, game room, gymnasium and playground. For more information, go to https://moreheadcity.nc.gov/home-parks-recreation/ or call 252-726-5083.

PRE BOOK LAUNCH PARTY 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, at 217 Front St. in Beaufort. The Beaufort Historical Association is excited to partner with author Kristy Harvey for a pre book launch party for her latest book, Slightly South of Simple. The book officially launches in New York City, N.Y., on Tuesday, April 25, so this is a chance to get the book before it is available in stores. The event will be held at the historic waterfront home of Will and Kristy Harvey at 217 Front Street in Beaufort on Friday, April 21 at 6:30 pm. Food will be preparedby Vivian Howard of Chef and TheFarmer and a chance to meet and mingle with Ms. Harvey. will make this a great event. Tickets are $100 and include a copy of Slightly South of Simple. All proceeds from the event benefit the Beaufort Historical Association.  Call 252-728-5225 for more information.

PUBLICK DAY 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Beaufort Historic Site. This old fashioned flea market will feature vendors selling antiques and collectibles, art, crafts, handmade jewelry, books, food and much more. No admission charge. To become a vendor a 10-by-10 space is available. For more information, contact Sidney Hunter at the BHA at 252-728-5225 or visit the website atwww.beauforthistoricsite.org.

FREE MEDICARE SEMINAR 1 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the Leon Mann Jr. Enrichment Center in Morehead City. The seminar will be presented by SHIIP, the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program. It is a division of the N.C. Department of Insurance that offers free, objective information about Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare prescription drug plans, Medicare fraud and abuse and long term care insurance. The seminar is open to anyone new to Medicare or interested in learning more about Medicare. The seminar will include a question and answer session. To register, call 252-247-2626. For more information, contact Beth Simpson.

CRYSTAL COAST SPORTS & RECREATION EXPO 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City. There will be vendors, prizes, demonstrations, games and activities. The cost is $2 per person. For more information, call 252-808-3301 or visit ccpr.recdesk.com

DETOX INTRO AND HEALTH TIP WORKSHOPS 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, at the Carteret Community College Bryant Building conference room, first floor. Receive guidance and recipes to get started and incorporate ways to detox your body a little every day. Participants will explore the many health benefits and detox tips to improve symptoms of body aches, lack of energy, brain fog, headaches and frequent illness. Handouts include recipes and resources. The class is $15. For more information, visit www.yogawellnessnc.com or contact the instructor, Theresa Jade Morton at 252-646-3923.

BUNCO BEACH BRUNCH 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at the Coral Bay Club in Atlantic Beach. This event will feature prizes, a raffle, silent auction and cash bar. Brunch starts at 12:30 p.m., and bunco starts at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person. All proceeds support the Sally Smith Memorial Scholarship and the Sally Smith Professional Development Fund. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.cccfoundation.org.

BALSAM RANGE CONCERT 7 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at Carteret Community College. This event is brought to the Crystal Coast by the Rotary Club of Morehead City. Tickets are $30 for advanced, reserved seating and $35 at the door. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.carteretcommunitytheatre.com.

POKER RUN 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at Newport VFW Post 8986, 1316 Hibbs Road, Newport. This event is held on Armed Forces Day to benefit the prevention of suicide. The VFW Post has partnered with giveanhour.org, that provides complementary and confidential services to veterans in mental crisis. There will be a blessing of the bikes at 11:15 a.m. to start the event. The cost is $15 per bike and $5 per rider. Cars are welcome to participate. Food and prizes are included in the cost. If people would like to donate, send a check to VFW Post 8986, Attn: Poker Run.

2017 BEACH RUN SERIES 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, May 30, and Aug. 15, as well as Thursday, June 15, June 29, July 13 and July 27, at the Atlantic Beach circle. 1M, 5K and 10K offered.  Runs are on the beach at the Atlantic Beach circle. $50 for series (includes T-shirt) or $7 per race. Preregistration suggested but not required. Registration begins 5:15 p.m., and all races begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 252-808-3301 or visit ccpr.recdesk.com. 

SOCCER CAMP 9-11 a.m. and 9-noon Monday-Thursday, June 12-15, at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher St. The first session is for ages 4-6 and costs $50, and the second session is for ages 7-15 and costs $65. The camp will offer a soccer experience with an emphasis on fun, skill development, tactics and competition for youth ages 4-15. Concentration will be placed on establishing basic skills such as shooting, trapping, dribbling and building upon these skills through staff demonstration and instruction. Those interested should register by Friday, June 9. For more information, contact Kirk Peterson 252-726-5083, ext. 3 or by email at kirk.peterson@moreheadcitync.org.

BEGINNER TENNIS CAMP 9-10 a.m. Monday-Wednesday, June 26-28, or Monday-Wednesday, July 31-Aug. 2, at Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher St. The camp for ages 5-9 will offer an exciting tennis experience with an emphasis on fun, skill development, tactics and competition. Concentration will be placed on establishing basic skills through staff demonstration and instruction. The camp will emphasize technique tactics in an intense training environment. The camp will be divided to age and skill level, so the content of the camp as well as the intensity will be structured to meet the varying needs of the different participants. The cost is $25. Those interested should register for the first session by Friday, June 23, or the second session by Friday, July 21. For more information, contact Kirk Peterson at 252-726-5083, ext. 3 or email kirk.peterson@moreheadcitync.org.

SUMMER DAY CAMP Monday-Friday, June 19-Aug. 12, at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher St. The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department sponsors an eight-week Summer Camp Program for children ages 3-12. Camp staff supervises daily activities and field trips.  The department promotes fun recreational and educational activities in the daily program of games, sports, arts and crafts and field trips. For more information, call 252-726-5083. The Pre/Post Summer Camp Program provides childcare for children ages 6-12. The program operates from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pre-camp runs from Monday-Friday, June 12-16, Post Camp 1 runs from Monday-Friday, Aug.14-18 and Post Camp 2 will be Monday-Friday, Aug.21-25 at a cost of $60 per week for Morehead City residents and $90 per week for non-city residents.

BRITISH SOCCER CAMP Monday-Friday, July 17-21, at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher St. The camp will offer soccer experience with international staff focused on teaching skills and character to youth ages 3-16. Concentration will be placed on establishing agility, balance and coordination skills, as well as soccer skills such as shooting, tackling and dribbling.  The camp will be divided to age and skill level, so the content of the camp as well as the intensity will be structured to meet the varying needs of the different participants. Divisions are: Mini Soccer: 3-5 years, 5:15-6:45 p.m. $112; Golden Goal, 8-16 years, 1-3 p.m. $45; Half-Day, 6-12 years, 9 a.m. to noon, $136; and Advance Player, 9-16 years, 9 a.m. to noon, $136. For more information, contact Kirk Peterson 252-726-5083, ext. 3 or by email at kirk.peterson@moreheadcitync.org.

SOUND TO SEA PAINT OUT AND ART SHOW AND SALE Friday-Sunday, Oct. 6-8, on Emerald Isle. This event is hosted by Irene Bailey Fine Art Portraits, sponsored by the Oil Painters of America and supported by the Seaside Arts Council. This event is free to artists. Artist find places to paint on Emerald Isle or surrounding area on Saturday. Some home owners who want their view painted will be given to artist with maps and name tags Friday night at registration social at Irene Bailey’s Studio. Artists will also have their canvases stamped for the people’s choice cash award on Sunday at the Art Show and Sale. The paintings must be hangable. All artists whether they paint Plein Air or not, are invited to exhibit and sell their work at the Art Show on Sunday. Participants need to register Friday night. All artists will be responsible for their display equipment such as easels, table, chairs and tent or umbrellas. For more information, contact Ms. Bailey at 252-723-3258 or irene@irenebailey.com.

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