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Kids and Family

 

28TH ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S FESTIVAL 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at the Emerald Plantation. There will be live music, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors and beer. This event is presented by Transportation Impact.

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM AT THE BRIDGE DOWNEAST 1344 Island Road, Harkers Island. The program is open to any kindergarten through eighth grade student who attends Atlantic Elementary, Smyrna/Down East Middle School or Harkers Island Elementary. The program meets from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Transportation will be provided. Contact Carlie at 252-723-6821 to register or for more information. There is no cost for this program. The Bridge Downeast is a 501(c)3 and is supported by the community and a 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant.

EMERALD ISLE PARKS AND RECREATION AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation is currently enrolling for the after-school program for the 2019-20 school year. The after-school program runs from 3:30-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Children who attend must be students in kindergarten through fifth grade at White Oak Elementary School. Space is limited to 20 children. Participants are given a snack each day while they complete their homework, followed by organized physical activities, either in the gymnasium or on the playground. Arts and crafts, as well as other special activities are also offered on a regular basis. For more information about the program, contact Sheila Lowe, facilities coordinator, at 252-354-6350 or slowe@emeraldisle-nc.org.

BEAUFORT LITTLE LEAGUE SPRING BASEBALL SIGNUPS There will be weekday practices and games. The signups are for children ages 4-12. For more information and to register, visit beaufortlittleleague.org/.

CAMP ALL YEAR AT CAMP ALBEMARLE Camp All Year is available for kindergarten through fifth-grade students. Drop off will begin at 7:30 a.m. for full days and 11:30 a.m. for half days. with pick up beginning at 3:30 p.m. Special arrangements may be made for children needing to be picked up later. Lunch will be provided for full-day programs, and snacks will be available every day. Programs will be held on the following dates: Half days – Friday, April 19. Spring Break is Monday-Friday, April 22-26. The cost for individual days is $70 for full days and $30 for half days. Spring Break week is $300. If you wish to sign your child up for all dates, you may do so at a special rate of $800. To register, go to campalbemarle.org and click on the “Register Now” button. For more information about the program, payment options or campership opportunities, contact Sam Stone at sam@campalbemarle.org or call the office at 252-726-4848.

SEA SCOUT SHIP 1810 SSS SEA WOLF CMAST now has its very own Sea Scout ship for students ages 13-18 interested in boating and all things maritime. Sea Scouts are a division of Boy Scouts. Sea Scouts is for young men and women ages 14-20. Sea Scouts will learn boating skills, water safety, maritime heritage and citizenship through limitless opportunities and exciting challenges. For more information, visit sciencehouse.ncsu.edu, cmast.ncsu.edu or facebook.com/CMASTYouth.

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.

Art

BEGINNERS OIL PAINTING 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays until March 26 at Bailey Studio Art School, 905 Ocean Drive, Emerald Isle. Irene Bailey will teach the class, and the cost is $85 per person. For more information, call 252-723-3258 or email irene@irenebailey.com.

BASIC DRAWING CLASSES 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays until March 27 at Bailey Studio Art School, Bailey Studio Art School, 905 Ocean Drive, Emerald Isle. The class will be taught by Deb Covington and the cost is $85. For more information, call 336-688-1760 or email bobdeb@twc.com.

PASTEL CLASSES 1-4 p.m. Thursdays until March 28 at Bailey Studio Art School, 905 Ocean Drive, Emerald Isle. The class will be taught by Deb Covington and the cost is $85. For more information, call 336-688-1760 or email bobdeb@twc.com.

VENDORS NEEDED for Calvary Baptist Church’s craft fair, which is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at the church. For more information, call 252-728-7393.

ART EXHIBIT The Webb Memorial Library at 812 Evans St. in Morehead City announces a new art exhibit running through April. Thanks to a loan from the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery in Beaufort, the library presents “Sailing into Spring,” featuring five paintings by local and regional artists. The exhibit can be viewed during library hours, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday through Saturday.

MIXED MEDIA ART CLASSES 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays at Western Carteret Public Library, room three, and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Carteret Community College’s Bryant Building, room 3109. Learn to draw, paint or use watercolor in these six-week sessions. This class is open to beginners and experienced artists. The cost is $45 per person. Call 252-222-6200 to register for classes or visit carteret.edu.

OPEN WEAVE BASKET WEAVING 1-4 p.m. Thursdays at the Havelock Senior Center. Bring your basket weaving tools and reed to weave with other local basket makers. No membership is required. For more information, contact 2zcreek@gmail.com.

ADULT OIL & ACRYLIC CLASSES 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Linda Werthein’s studio/residence in Beaufort. The six-week session costs $125. Participants must bring materials. For more information, call 252-838-1238.

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.

Music and Theater

BALSAM RANGE LIVE ON STAGE 7 p.m. Friday, March 15 at Glad Tidings’ Worship Center in Morehead City. Tickets are $30-$45 depending on seating and can be purchased online at attendstar.com. All proceeds will be used for the Rotary Club of Morehead City’s CART Fund, which raises money for Alzheimer’s disease research. For more information, contact Rick Johnson at 252-241-2454.

NC SYMPHONY CONCERT FROM CLASSICAL TO BROADWAY 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21 at Temple Church in New Bern. Share great moments in music with classical gems, including Strauss’ famous “Blue Danube” waltz and selections from Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake,” along with Broadway hits, including music from “The Phantom of the Opera” and “South Pacific.” Tickets are available online at ncsymphony.org or by phone at 877-627-6724. Tickets are also available at the New Bern Visitor Center (located inside the N.C. History Center), from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday or by calling 252-637-9400.

CARTERET COMMUNITY SUNSHINE BAND SPRING REHEARSALS 7 p.m. Mondays at the Croatan High School band room. New members are welcome. More information can be found on the Carteret Community Sunshine Band’s Facebook page.

CRYSTAL COAST CHORAL SOCIETY REHEARSALS 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Swansboro United Methodist Church. Rehearsals are weekly through March with spring concerts the weekend of April 6 and 7. The Crystal Coast Choral Society is a non-audition community choir and new members are welcome. For more information, call 910-358-2997 or email the director, Finley Woolston, at finley@ec.rr.com.

CRAVEN COMMUNITY CHORUS REHEARSALS 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Orringer Hall on the campus of Craven Community College. The rehearsals are for the spring concerts under the direction of Philip Evancho. The concert “Musical Journey Through America” will be Thursday, May 2, Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5. Registration is $30, and all voices are welcome. For more information, contact Marilyn Davis at 252-670-0230.

Food and Drink

CLAM CHOWDER AND CHILI SALE 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 728 Bogue Loop Road in Bogue. There will be a vendor and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with lunch served from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The plates will be $8 with the choice of clam chowder or chili. Both will be served with hush puppies, dessert and a drink. Quarts of clam chowder will be available for $8 or a pint of clam chowder or chili will be available for $5.

INTERNATIONAL FILM SERIES will be held at Carteret Community College in Morehead City. The films will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Josyln Hall, while the dinners will be at 6 p.m. in the Crystal Coast Civic Center. Film dates are “My Afternoon with Margueritte,” Thursday-Friday, March 21-22. Dinner caterers will be announced. Each dinner will feature cuisine of the region or country.

FRIDAYS WITH RODNEY KEMP 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 22, at the History Museum of Carteret County, 1008 Arendell St., Morehead City. Mr. Kemp will discuss Mrs. Alice Green Hoffman, who was the owner of what is today Pine Knoll Shores and Salter Path. Her story covers the development of Pine Knoll Shores and the Theodore Roosevelt family’s involvement. Mr. Kemp will also discuss the “squatters’ rights” and the history of Salter Path. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and is $13 for Carteret County Historical Society members and $16 for general admission. For those who just want to attend the program, it starts at noon and is free for historical society members and $8.50 for general admission. Call 252-247-7533, ext. 1, before Thursday, March 21 to make reservations.

SHUCK, RATTLE AND ROLL 5:30-10 p.m. Saturday, March 30 at Carteret Community College. Come taste the freshest shellfish around produced by current and former CCC aquaculture students. Then settle in with a beer from the craft brew tent for some live music by 4Everall and the Embers. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 after Friday, March 22. You can purchase tickets by visiting carteret.edu and clicking on the Shuck, Rattle and Roll banner, or you can call 252-222-6143. All proceeds benefit students and programs at CCC. If you just want to see the Embers, the band begins at 7 p.m. and officials are asking for a $15 donation at the door.

WEEKLY WINE TASTING 3:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Beaufort Wine & Food, 129 Middle Lane in Beaufort. The tasting will be free for members of Beaufort Wine & Food and $5 for non-members to sample three featured wines. While there, shop the BWF store for many of the wines poured at the 2017 Beaufort Wine & Food Weekend. The store will continue regular business hours on Friday and Saturday evenings. Revenue from the wine store will go toward BWF’s ongoing mission to support nonprofits serving Carteret County. For more information, call 252-515-0708.

Events

SHAM-ROCKIN’ 2019 ST. PATRICK’S CELEBRATION Friday, March 15 at the N.C. History Center in New Bern. This event will feature a traditional dinner and cash bar, as well as a performance by Trainwreck. Advance tickets are $20, and ticket are $25 at the door. Purchase online at NewBernRotaryClub.org.

MOTORCYCLE FUNDRAISER 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16 at No Name Pizza in Morehead City. This event raises funds for the Carteret County Domestic Violence Program. The motorcycle ride is directed by the Christian Motorcyclist Association, CMA Chapter 951, Crystal Coast Messengers. Rides will take about one hour and will end at No Name Pizza. The entry donation is supplies for the program. For a full list of supplies or more information, contact Keith Stroud at wk.stroud@gmail.com or 252-241-2844.

GOLDEN OLDIES: ‘SALUTE TO THE TROOPS’ 40s DINNER/DANCE Saturday, March 30 at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City. This event was rescheduled due to Hurricane Florence. There will be music, food, beer and wine. Individual tickets, sponsorship inquiries and additional information are available by calling Lin Schulze at 252-670-7530. This event is being brought to you by Carteret County Friends of Aging, which serves at risk seniors in Carteret County.

WRITING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help with the work being done at the Jack Goodwin Research Library at the History Museum of Carteret County. Those who have a love of history and writing can stop by the museum at 1008 Arendell St., Morehead City, for more information.

TRENT RIVER DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB OPEN GAMES 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the New Bern Golf and Country Club. Former, current and new players are encouraged to attend. The club will provide refreshments. The game fee is $5 per player. For more information, contact Mitchell Riley at 252-515-6044 or email decosouth@yahoo.com.

GOLD STAR FAMILIES WANTED Maria Myers, a Gold Star Mother, is hoping to have a Gold Star Family Memorial Monument erected in the county. She is looking for Gold Star families who would interested in the monument. For more information, contact Ms. Myers at 252-342-3728 or visit www.facebook.com/ccgsf or www.ccgsf.org.

HOPE MISSION THRIFT STORE 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The store has two locations at 1502 and 1504 Bridges St. For pick up of large furniture items, please call 252-240-2359.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Carteret County Aging Services, located at the Senior Center, 3820 Galantis Drive in Morehead, is looking for a few volunteers who would be able to deliver a noon meal one day a week (weekday) to a homebound senior in the area. They have need for someone to regularly deliver a route once a week and for substitutes when regular volunteers aren’t able to deliver. Deliveries take about one to one and a halfhours. Contact Diana or Mary K at 252-247-2626 for more information.

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.

CARTERET COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY HEADQUARTERS is open from 10 a.m. to 4 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.

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

SNAKES 9 a.m. Saturday, March 16 at Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro. Join a park ranger to learn about some of these slithery creatures that roam North Carolina and what important role they play in certain ecosystems. Participants will look at several species and talk about certain key snake features that help them determine if it is venomous or nonvenomous, as well as other safety tips. For more information, call 910-326-4881.

INTRODUCTION TO WOODEN BOATBUILDING 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, March 16-17 at the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center in Beaufort. Students explore the art of boatbuilding in this two-day, hands-on course, beginning with lofting and moving on to the setup, steam bending and different methods of creating the back bone of small boats. They also learn planking methods, both carvel and lapstrake, and use of appropriate fasteners. After two days, students will have the knowledge, skill and confidence to choose a design and style of boat to build on their own. The minimum age is 16 years old. The fee is $135 or $121.50 for Friend of the Museum members. Advanced registration is required. For more information, call 252-504-7758 or visit thewatercraftcenter.com. Other dates are April 13-14, May 18-19, June 22-23, July 13-14, Aug. 24-25, Sept. 14-15, Oct. 12-13 and Nov. 16-17.

TRAIL TROT 8:30 a.m. Sunday, March 17 at Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro. Come out to the park every Sunday this year and challenge yourself with how many miles you can walk. This is a self-regulated program where park staff will keep track of your efforts throughout the year and tally it in the end. Bring your family and friends as you enjoy the park along our nature trail, rain or shine. For more information, call 910-326-4881.

COASTAL CRAFTS 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17 at Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro. Each month come out to the park and learn about some of the unique beach findings and what crafty ways can be applied with them. Participants will get a chance to build their own craft to take home. This month’s craft is mosaic stepping stones. Registration is required by calling 910-326-4881.

PARK UPDATE 4 p.m. Monday, March 18 at Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro. Come out to the visitor center to hear about post-hurricane conditions and information regarding park operations for this year. Staff will give updates on the reconstruction process as they gear up for the 2019 season. For more information, call 910-326-4881.

MUSKET FIRING DEMONSTRATION 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 20 at Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach. Learn about a Civil War-era musket’s history, loading procedures and firing. Meet in the fort.

BROWN BAG GAM BY HOOK OR BY CROOK noon Wednesday, March 20 at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort. Come learn about North Carolina’s rich coastal environment and culture at these informal lectures. Bring your own lunch. The program is free, and no registration is required. For more information, call 252-504-7740.

BURN YOUR SOCKS ON THE EQUINOX 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 at Front Street Village. Celebrate the old maritime tradition of burning socks on the spring solstice. Bring a pair of old socks to burn and a new pair to donate. There will be oysters, food, brew and music. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased online at beaufortnc.com or at Harbor Specialties.

LUNAR SPRING NIGHT HIKE 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 at Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro. It’s going to be a full moon, a supermoon and it’s the first day of spring. Welcome in spring at the park and explore the woods at night along the half-mile loop nature trail. Participants will get a chance to explore the park and discover the sights and sounds of the park when the sun goes down. The program is weather dependent. Call 910-326-4881 for the program status.

NATURAL SIDE OF FORT MACON 10 a.m. Thursday, March 21 at Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach. Meet in the Visitor Center lobby for a leisurely hike exploring the natural side of Fort Macon. The hike will cover trail and beach.

BROWN BAG GAM: BEAUFORT’S DOLPHINS, GETTING TO KNOW THEM noon Thursday, March 21 at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort. Come learn about North Carolina’s rich coastal environment and culture at these informal lectures. Bring your own lunch. The program is free, and no registration is required. For more information, call 252-504-7740.

TALKIN’ ABOUT BEARS 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23 at Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro. Come out to the park and join a ranger as they tell a story, do some pickin’, singing and dancing and finish up with an art project. This program is great for children ages 2-5. Parents must stay with the child for the program. For more information, call 910-326-4881.

TRAIL TROT 8:30 a.m. Sunday, March 24 at Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro. Come out to the park every Sunday this year and challenge yourself with how many miles you can walk. This is a self-regulated program where park staff will keep track of your efforts throughout the year and tally it in the end. Bring your family and friends as you enjoy the park along our nature trail, rain or shine. For more information, call 910-326-4881.

BIRD HIKE 8:30 a.m. Monday, March 25 at Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro. It’s migratory season and the woods are busy with life. Join a park ranger and explore the woods while looking out for some feathered friends. Participants will follow the half-mile loop trail near the visitor center. Dress for the weather. There are limited binoculars and field guides to use; bring your own if you have them. The program is weather dependent. Call the park at 910-326-4881 for the program status.

MUSKET FIRING DEMONSTRATION 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 27 at Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach. Learn about a Civil War-era musket’s history, loading procedures and firing. Meet in the fort.

TRAIL TROT 8:30 a.m. Sunday, March 31 at Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro. Come out to the park every Sunday this year and challenge yourself with how many miles you can walk. This is a self-regulated program where park staff will keep track of your efforts throughout the year and tally it in the end. Bring your family and friends as you enjoy the park along our nature trail rain or shine. For more information, call 910-326-4881.

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. Also get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck and watch aquarium aquarists feed the sharks. This program is for ages 5 and up. The price is $20. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

BEHIND THE SCENES: AQUARIUM AT A GLANCE noon-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. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat from above. The program is for ages 5 and up. The price is $12. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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. Tour includes a look at fresh water habitats, as well as saltwater habitats and a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat from above. This program is for ages 8 and up, and costs $20. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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.

Education

RESTORE BODY AND MIND: FOUR-WEEK WELLNESS SERIES noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Carteret Community College. This series is $45 and will guide students through easy step-by-step ways to heal their body and transform your life. This series is a great self-care resource for cancer prevention/recovery, care givers and human service professionals. The cost includes a health workbook, recipes and a local health resource list. Instructor Jade Morton is a certified holistic health educator. More information can be found at YogaWellnessNC.com. Preregistration is required by calling 252-646-3923.

THE TWO BOATS SCHOOL 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church in Atlantic Beach. This class will be for all ages and will cover advanced navigational skills, using math. To register, call Capt. Nick Webster at 970-946-3858.

GED CLASSES 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at The Bridge Downeast, 1344 Island Road, Harkers Island. Call Susan at 252-504-2581 to register or for more information.

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.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR US 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 252-903-8963.

USCG ABOUT BOATING SAFELY CLASS is for all ages and required for anyone born after Jan. 1, 1988, 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, 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, visit http://swansboroaux.com.

Fitness

 

32ND ANNUAL CARTERET COUNTY SENIOR GAMES AND SILVER ARTS Wednesday, April 3 through Friday, May 3. The final registration deadline is Friday, March 15. For more information, contact County Parks and Recreation at 252-808-3301 or ccpr.recdesk.com. Online registration is available at torch.ncseniorgames.org.

KIDS BALLET CLASS 4-4:30 p.m. and 4:45-5:15 p.m. Thursdays until March 28 at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher St., Morehead City. The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department sponsors children’s dance classes for children ages 4-6. This beginning class is a great introduction to ballet and creative movement dancing, allowing your child to express themselves and to learn a few fun dance moves in the process. Ballet shoes and leotard are not required. Boys and girls welcome. The cost for $30 for six classes ending March 28. Please contact Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department at Victoria.ward@moreheadcitync.org or 252-726-5083, ext. 1, for more information.

MOUNT OLIVE SUMMER SOCCER CAMP 9-11 a.m. June 10-13 at Rotary Park, 2200 Mayberry Loop Road, Morehead City. The camp will offer an exciting soccer experience with an emphasis on fun, skill development, tactics and competition. Concentration will be placed on establishing basic skills such as shooting, trapping, dribbling and building upon these skills through staff demonstration and instruction. 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. All participants should wear comfortable clothing for soccer, must wear shin guards and bring a soccer ball and a water bottle. Boys and girls ages 4-6 will meet from 9 to 11 a.m., and the cost is $50. Boys and girls ages 7-15 will meet from 9 a.m. to noon, and the cost is $70. Make checks payable to Sean Brennan at 706 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC 28557. The registration deadline is Friday, June 7. For more information, contact Mr. Brennan at 804-615-1218 or by email at sbrennan@umo.edu. Registration will be accepted at the Morehead City Parks & Recreation Department office located at 1600 Fisher St.

ADULT DANCE HIP HOP CLASS 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher St., Morehead City. The class will be a fun dance workout great for all ages and levels. No experience is required. Bring a bottle of water. There is a $5 drop-in fee. Please contact Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department for more information at Victoria.ward@moreheadcitync.org or 252-726-5083, ext. 1.

BOYS HIP HOP CLASS 4:45-5:15 p.m. Tuesdays at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher St., Morehead City. Please contact Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department for more information at Victoria.ward@moreheadcitync.org or 252-726-5083, ext. 1.

ADULT DANCE FITNESS CLASS 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher St., Morehead City. The class will be a fun dance workout great for all ages and levels. No experience is required. Bring a bottle of water. There is a $5 drop-in fee. Please contact the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department for more information at Victoria.ward@moreheadcitync.org or 252-726-5083, ext. 1.

BEGINNER TAOIST TAI CHI CLASSES noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays and noon to 1:30 p.m. Fridays at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher St., Morehead City. No need to preregister. For more information, visit taoisttaichi.org, email moreheadcity.nc@taoisttaichi.org or call 252-314-4110.

RECREATIONAL CORNHOLE 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher St., Morehead City. To play, you must have an annual pass or a daily pass, which is $5. Call Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department at 252-726-5083, ext. 2, for more details.

TOTAL BODY WORKOUT 9-10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher St., Morehead City. The cost is $6 per class.

TAOIST TAI CHI noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays and noon to 1:30 p.m. Fridays at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher St. No need to preregister. More information can be found at taoist.org, by emailing moreheadcity.nc@taoist.org or calling Terri Thomas at 252-314-4110.

BEGINNER TAI CHI CLASSES noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, starting at the Morehead City Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher St., Morehead City. There is no need to preregister. For more information, visit at taoist.org, email moreheadcity.nc@taoist.org or call 252- 314-4110.

BARRE FITNESS 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as 10 a.m. Thursdays at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher St., Morehead City. The program costs $20 for four classes (one class per week). If you don’t wish to sign up for the program, you can pay a $10 daily drop-in fee. Registration is available online at http://moreheadcitync.org/home-parks-recreation/. For more information, contact Victoria Ward at victoria.ward@moreheadcitync.org or call 252-726-5083, ext. 1.

COMMUNITY YOGA 5:30 p.m. Mondays at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher St., Morehead City. The fee is $5 per class. For more information, call 252-726-5083.

BEGINNING TAI CHI noon Wednesdays and Fridays at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher St., Morehead City.

YOGA AND STRETCHING FOR BEGINNERS 9-10 a.m. Wednesdays at the Bridge Downeast 1344 Island Road, Harkers Island. This class is through Carteret Community College. This course will guide the student through therapeutic style yoga stretches, deep breathing and relaxation techniques. Class can safely improve flexibility, strength, balance and reduce pain. Appropriate for all adults. No prior yoga experience needed. Course Fee: $30 and students must bring their own mat. There will be eight sessions in the class. For more information, contact Susan at 252-504-2581. Registration can be made through the college website, www.carteret.edu.

ADULT HIP HOP CLASSES 6:45-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher St. in Morehead City. The cost is $10 per lesson. The class will be for adults 18 and older and taught by experienced teacher, Amber Spickett. For more information on this program, call 252-726-5083.

LINE DANCE CLASS 6-8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher St., Morehead City. Beginners and intermediate levels will be offered. The cost is $3 for drop ins – no membership required. For more information, contact Kathy Johnson at 772-538-8892.

TENNIS PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES Now offering new tennis programs for all ages at Western Park tennis courts at 275 Old Highway 58 in Cedar Point. For complete information on classes, times, dates and registration information visit http://ccrp.recdesk.com.

 

BEGINNER KARATE PROGRAM Join Grandmaster Dong’s Martial Arts at Western Park Community Center for beginner karate for both children and adults. For more information or to register, call 252-222-0444 or enroll online at CapeCarteretKarate.com.

BARRE FIT 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department in Morehead City. This eight-week course is $40 or $10 per class. Participants need to bring water. A yoga mat or towel is optional. This class is a hybrid of yoga, Pilates and ballet flexibility. 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.

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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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

SOUTH AFRICA ZULULAND AND CAPE WILDLIFE SAFARI Wednesday-Tuesday, Aug. 14-27. The Friends of the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort is sponsoring this tour. The tour begins outside Durban along the east coast of the country, where a wide variety of wildlife will be observed at two reserves, Manyoni and Thula Thula Game Reserves. The second leg of the tour takes participants to the Cape, where boat journeys search for great white sharks and southern right whales, and days trips include Table Mountain, national parks, botanical gardens and the Winelands. The fee for the 14-day South Africa – Zululand and Cape Town safari starts at approximately $6,000 and does not include airfare. The tour organizer is Rockjumper Wildlife Tours. For more information, contact JoAnne Powell at joannepowell1208@gmail.com.

Meetings

ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS/ ALCOHOLICS, DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17 at 3820 Bridges St. in Morehead City. This group meets every Sunday. For more information, call 252-269-7479.

SMART RECOVERY GROUP 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 18 at Sagestone, 8101 B Emerald Drive in Emerald Isle. SMART is an alternative to 12-step meetings. All manner of addictions are welcome. The group meets every Monday. For more information, call 252-515-0557.

AMERICA’S BOATING CLUB OF THE CRYSTAL COAST 6 p.m. Monday, March 18 at the Morehead City Country Club. Happy hour starts at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and a speaker at 7 p.m. Dr. Sue Stuska, wildlife biologist at Cape Lookout National Seashore, will discuss the horses of Shackleford Banks. Dinner will be ham, sweet potato casserole, corn, bread, salad and dessert and fruit for $20, which is payable at abc-cc.org. Please RSVP by Friday, March 15.

CRYSTAL COAST QUILTERS GUILD 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 19 at Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church in Atlantic Beach. The guild meets every Tuesday and welcomes visitors and people interested in learning about quilting and community projects. For more information, contact Carol Stens at 252-808-4060. Business meetings are held at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the church. They are open meetings.

COASTAL ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES CLUB noon Wednesday, March 20 at Clawson’s 1905 Restaurant & Pub in Beaufort. Shirley Gambrell will present “Porcelain Painting: Antique to Modern Day.” There will be a Dutch-treat lunch followed by the presentation. Club members enjoy having visitors, and reservations are not needed.

LIBRARY KNITTING GROUP 2:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 in the County Public Library reading room. Advanced knitters and beginners are welcome. Bring your project or let us help you get started. This group meets every Wednesday. For more information, call Maria Apolloni at 919-612-3403.

ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS 7-8 p.m. Thursday, March 21 at Sagestone 8101 B Emerald Drive in Emerald Isle. The group meets every Thursday. Call 252-515-0557 with questions.

MENTAL HEALTH CAREGIVERS AND AGING SUPPORT GROUP 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 22 at the Leon Mann Jr. Enrichment Center, 3820 Galantis Drive, Morehead City. This meeting is held the second and fourth Friday of every month. The second Friday meeting includes a presentation by an area resource to inform and give caregivers ideas and options. This meeting is usually followed by informal conversation. That meeting happens at 1 p.m. The fourth Friday meeting happens at 3:30 p.m. and is a conversation group open to members discussing problems or sharing resources. Caregivers of people with dementia, Alzheimer’s or mental illnesses are welcome to drop in. For more information, contact Mary Kurek at 252-247-2626.

CRYSTAL COAST DECORATIVE PAINTERS 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at Western Park Community Center, 275 Old Highway 58 in Cedar Point. This group meets the fourth Saturday of every month. All levels from beginners and beyond are welcome to join the group and experience painting, as well as community outreach projects, camaraderie, informative workshops and more. Learn how to paint on many different surfaces with no drawing required. Bring a bagged lunch. For more information, call Wanda at 910-330-4128 or email wcastillo0974@yahoo.com.

MS SUPPORT GROUP 5-7 p.m. Monday, March 25 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.

GREENVILLE AREA ALS CONNECTION GROUP (LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE) 6 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at Seahorse Restaurant, 2301 A Stantonsburg Road, Greenville. This event is the Down East ALS Walk Kick Off. For more information, contact Phyllis Hazel, MSS, at phazel@alsnc.org or 877-257-7401, ext. 709.

ABRAHAM HICKS LAW OF ATTRACTION WORKSHOP SERIES 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28 at Crystal Coast Unity, 117 East Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach. All are welcome the fourth Thursday of every month. Have fun creating the life that you love. Any donation is welcome. For more information, call 252-646-4543.

CAROLINA MARITIME MODEL SOCIETY MEETING 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30 at the N.C. Maritime Museum auditorium in Beaufort. The Carolina Maritime Model Society exists to promote the production of high-quality ship models and encourage members and the public to participate in this craft that is as old as shipbuilding itself. All meetings are open to the public. Other dates are April 27, June 1, Sept. 28, Oct. 26 and Dec. 7.

COASTAL WEAVERS BASKET MAKERS GUILD 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 2 at Western Carteret Community Center, Old Highway 58, behind the BB&T on Highway 24 in Cape Carteret. These meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month except for June and July. For more information, please email 2zcreek@gmail.com or just come on down.

MOREHEAD CITY ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE CLUB 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 2 at ALB Decorator Fabrics and the Quilted Butterfly, 110 Little Nine Road, Morehead City. The group meets the first Tuesday of the month. For more information, contact Jim Kraft at 252-726-0289.

SINGLES OUT ’N ABOUT 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 2 at the Sports Center in Morehead City. This is an adult social group designed for meeting new people, making new friends and sharing new experiences. This is not a matchmaking organization and not affiliated with any religious or political organization. For more information, call 252-349-4639. The meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month upstairs at the Sports Center.

FRIENDS OF THE WEBB LIBRARY 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 9 at the Webb Memorial Library in Morehead City. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month.

PARKINSON’S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP noon the second Wednesday of the month at the Leon Mann Jr. Enrichment Center in Morehead City. The 2019 meeting dates are April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, Aug. 14, Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11. For more information, contact Lori Wrenn at 252-808-3152.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays at the Peer Recovery Center in Morehead City. Have you suffered the loss of a child or loved one? Share your loss with others.

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Peer Recovery Center in Morehead City. Everyone is welcome to attend.

TOPS- TAKE POUNDS OFF SENSIBLY 4 p.m. Thursdays at Fort Benjamin Park in Newport. Weigh-in is from 4-5 p.m. The meeting is from 5:10-6 p.m. For more information, call Jane at 252-223-3045.

SMART (SELF-MANAGEMENT AND RECOVERY TRAINING) RECOVERY 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Life Point Church in Morehead City. For more information, call Ray Conner at 252-316-2699.

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. For more 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. GROUP 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 98 LOOKOUT 6:30 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.

MOREHEAD CITY ANTIQUE CAR CLUB 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

41ST ANNUAL NEWPORT PIG COOKIN’ Friday-Saturday, April 5-6, at Newport Park. The nation’s largest whole pig cooking contest provides two days of food, fun and springtime celebrations. For more information, visit newportpigcooking.com.

EMPOWERED TO CONNECT 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 5-6 at the Trinity Center in Pine Knoll Shores. This simulcast is hosted by Family Matters – a foster care and adoptive community group which helps children heal from trauma and develop healthy relationships. The cost is $30. To register, visit familymatter.brushfire.com.

COOKING CLASS FOR A SPRING/EASTER DINNER 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 11 at Calvary Baptist Church in Beaufort. Carteret Local Food Network is offering a cooking class to celebrate spring and Easter. In this class, participants will make roasted lamb and gravy, a fresh spring salad, mashed potatoes and key lime pie. The class will be “hands-on” experiences in small groups, with nutritional information about the food and the opportunity eat what’s created at the end of class. The classes are limited to 10 people each, so sign up early for this opportunity to increase your knowledge of cooking with local, fresh foods. The cost is $20 per person, and Jennings Wright, chef and owner of Accidental Bakery, will teach the class. Register by going to carteretlocalfood.org/event/healthy-cooking/.

EASTER EGG HUNT 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20 at at Rotary Park, 2200 Mayberry Loop Road in Morehead City. The egg hunt activity areas will be divided into sections by the following age groups: 2 and under, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Participants are reminded pets are not allowed in the park. Plan to arrive early since the egg hunt will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. For more information, email Victoria.Ward@moreheadcitync.org or call 252-726-5083, ext. 1.

FAMILY 1 MILE FUN RUN/WALK 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20 at the Rotary Park-O’Neal Field exercise trail. Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department staff will direct participants on the 1-mile course. This noncompetitive event promotes family wellness, and preregistration is not required for this event. No pets or bikes will be allowed. For more information, email Victoria.Ward@moreheadcitync.org or call 252-726-5083, ext. 1.

SPRING BREAK HOLIDAY CAMP 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, April 22-26 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, gymnasium and playground. For more information, email Victoria.Ward@moreheadcitync.org or call 252-726-5083, ext. 1.

 

BEAUFORT WINE & FOOD WEEKEND Wednesday-Sunday, April 24-28. This wine and food weekend features celebrity chefs and various wines from around the world. There will be wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, unique recipes and more. For more information, visit beaufortwineandfood.com.

PITCH, HIT AND RUN CONTEST 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. Winners have a chance to advance to higher levels of the contest, including team championships at Major League ballparks and the PHR National Finals at the 2019 MLB All-Star Game. The contest is open to competitors ages 7-14. Participation is free, and there are four levels of competition. For more information, contact Kirk Peterson at 252-726-5083, ext. 3, or email kirk.peterson@moreheadcitync.org.

GLOW IN THE DARK PARTY FAMILY DANCE 6-8 p.m. Saturday, May 11 at at Fort Benjamin Park in Newport. Spend a glowing evening enjoying dancing and refreshments. The cost to register is $15 through Friday, May 3. After May 3, the cost will be $30. Online registration is available at ccpr.recdesk.com.

45TH ANNUAL WOODEN BOAT SHOW 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort. The wooden boat show features a variety of small wooden boats, historic vessels, nautical crafts, educational activities, boat models, traditional skills demonstrations and displays. Admission is free and open to the public. Proceeds help support the operations of the Friends of the N.C. Maritime Museum and the N.C. Maritime Museum. For more information, call 252-728-7317 or visit ncmaritimemuseums.com.

12TH ANNUAL BEAUFORT BOATBUILDING CHALLENGE Saturday, May 4, on Front Street in Beaufort. During this challenge, participants race to build a 12-foot Carolina Bateau rowing skiff in less than four hours. The rowing race allows participants to demonstrate their rowing ability in their newly crafted vessels. The top three teams will receive cash prizes and be named the winners of the Beaufort challenge and qualify for the national championship.

ATLANTIC BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at the Atlantic Beach circle. Admission is free. Pets and glass containers are prohibited. Details and sponsorship forms can be found at atlanticbeach-nc.com. For more information, contact special event coordinator Meredith Joyner at events@atlanticbeach-nc.com or 252-725-2808.

CRYSTAL COAST BOAT SHOW Saturday-Sunday, May 18-19 on the Morehead City waterfront. The boat show attracts thousands of people from all over eastern North Carolina and features in-water and on-shore boats, vendors and a vintage car show. In conjunction with the Arts Council of Carteret County, the ARTrageous art event will be held during the boat show. All events are free to the public. For more information, call 252-808-0440 or visit crystalcoastboatshow.com.

BEAUFORT MUSIC FESTIVAL Friday-Saturday, May 17-18. This free multi-day, multi-genre music festival will be held at Gallants Channel. For more information, visit beaufortmusicfestival.com.

TAKE THE TROOPS FISHING Saturday, June 1 at Jaycee Park and the Depot Park, 1001 Arendell St. in Morehead City. Organizers will take approximately 350 soldiers out on the water fishing, and entertain hundreds of family members back on land. There will be boat rides, Carrot Island pony tours, Sugarloaf Island tours, a kid’s dockside fishing derby and more. A captain’s meeting is set for 6 p.m. Friday, May 31 at the Morehead City train depot. For more information, call 919-721-1458 and leave a voicemail or visit militaryappreciationday.org. Take the Troops Fishing is a nonprofit organization. Donations can be set to Military Appreciation Day Inc., P.O. Box 77453, Charlotte, NC.

11TH ANNUAL KAYAK FOR THE WARRIORS Saturday, June 1 in Pine Knoll Shores. This event includes a 3.2-mile route along the town’s canals and Bogue Sound. Kayakers of all ages and skill levels are welcome to participate in this event, which raises money for Hope for the Warriors, a civilian nonprofit organization that supports those who have sacrificed in the name of freedom. For more information, visit k4tw.org.

BIG ROCK BLUE MARLIN TOURNAMENT Friday-Saturday, June 7-15 at Big Rock Landing on the Morehead City waterfront. This is one of the country’s largest and oldest sport fishing tournaments with daily weigh-ins on the Morehead City waterfront. For more information, visit thebigrock.com.

KELI WAGNER LADY ANGLER TOURNAMENT Saturday, June 8 on the Morehead City waterfront. This event coincides with the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament. For more information, call 252-2247-3575.

59TH ANNUAL OLD HOMES TOUR 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 21-22 in historic Beaufort. This 59th annual walking tour of private homes, gardens, churches and historic places is the last full weekend in June. Beaufort Historical Association buildings, the Old Burying Ground, narrated bus tours of the historic district, a music concert and an antique car show are all highlights of this signature event. For more information, call 252-728-5225.

COUNTYWIDE FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS AND ENTERTAINMENT Thursday, July 4. For details for each town’s celebration on the tourism authority’s website, visit crystalcoastnc.org.

BARTA BOYS & GIRLS CLUB BILLFISH TOURNAMENT Wednesday-Saturday, July 17-20 at the Beaufort town docks. During this event, enjoy offshore or in-shore fishing on the coast. For more information or to register, visit billfishclassic.com.

BEAUFORT PIRATE INVASION Friday-Sunday, Aug. 9-11 in downtown Beaufort. For two full days, visitors can step back in time with the sights and sounds of 17th century as Beaufort comes alive with more than 100 pirate and militia re-enactors as they overrun the town. Enjoy historical demonstrations such as sword fighting, cannon firing, a black powder weapons display, a mock trial and hanging and more.

NC SEAFOOD FESTIVAL Friday-Sunday, Oct. 4-6 on the Morehead City waterfront. The festival offers free local and regional entertainment, an 8K road race, sailing events, surf and pier fishing contests, the Blessing of the Fleet on Sunday, SasSea’s Island Playground for children, a free Southern Outer Banks Boat Show, vendors, fireworks, amusement rides and seafood. For more information, call 252-726-6273.

CORE SOUND WATERFOWL WEEKEND Friday-Sunday, Dec. 6-8 at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum on Harkers Island. This celebration boosts local waterfowl art, music, seafood, museum exhibits and more. It also includes educational displays, competitions, arts and crafts, community boatbuilding and a fellowship service Sunday morning. For more information, call 252-728-1500 or visit coresound.com.

CORE SOUND DECOY FESTIVAL Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 7-8, at Harkers Island Elementary School. The festival has many attractions, including antique decoy exhibits, retriever demonstrations, competitions like duck calling, loon calling, head whittling and a live and silent auction. There’s food offered by Harkers Island Elementary School staff and volunteers and plenty of shopping opportunities from the vendors who flock to the festival each year. For more information, visit decoyguild.com.

CRYSTAL COAST CHRISTMAS FLOTILLA 5:30-6:45 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. The Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla features boats, yachts, oars, kayaks and commercial vessels decorated for the season. The decorated boats can be seen at 5:30 p.m. on the Morehead City waterfront and at 6:15 p.m. on the Beaufort waterfront. There is an entry fee to participate in the flotilla. For more information, call 252-728-7317 or visit ncmaritimemuseums.com.

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