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Kids and Family

 

GLOW IN THE DARK CAPTURE THE FLAG 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 at Fort Benjamin Park and Recreation Center in Newport. This is a free program for teens ages 12-16. Drop off is at 5:30 p.m. and pick up is at 7 p.m. For more information or questions, contact Whitney Smith, programs coordinator, at whitney.smith@carteretcountync.gov or at 252-222-5858, ext. 5688.

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: Full days – Monday-Wednesday, Jan. 21-23. Half days – Monday, Feb. 18, Friday, March 8 and 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

DRAWING AND PAINTING CLASS 4-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 at Bailey’s Studio Art School, 905 Ocean Drive, Emerald Isle. Learn to draw and paint with two professional artists in Emerald Isle. Deb Covington will teach students to draw or work with pastels and Irene Bailey will teach students to paint in oils. For information, or to reserve a space call Ms. Covington at 336-688-1760 or email bobdeb@twc.com. Ms. Bailey can be reached by calling 252-723-6258 or through irene@irenebailey.com.

ART EXHIBIT 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday-Saturday at the Webb Memorial Library in Morehead City. The Webb Memorial Library in Morehead City will exhibit a collection of oil paintings by Atlantic Beach resident Pam Cooper. Ms. Cooper took up painting while living in Los Angeles, Calif., studying at an art school where the classical mode was employed. Upon returning to Morehead City, she took classes with a well-known local artist. For many years, Ms. Cooper has participated on the Arts Council of Carteret County, whose annual Art from the Heart show is one of the largest shows on the East Coast. Ms. Cooper’s paintings will be on view through February.

BEGINNERS OIL PAINTING 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays from Feb. 5 through Feb. 26 at Bailey Studio Art School. The instructor is Irene Bailey. For more information, call 252-723-3258 or email irene@irenebailey.com.

BASIC DRAWING CLASSES 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays from Feb. 6 through Feb. 27 at Bailey Studio Art School. The instructor is Deb Covington. For more information, call 252-723-3258 or email irene@irenebailey.com.

PASTEL CLASSES 1-4 p.m. Thursdays from Feb. 7 through Feb. 28 at Bailey Studio Art School. The instructor is Deb Covington. For more information, call 252-723-3258 or email irene@irenebailey.com.

VICKI MANN AND BROK PENICK ART DISPLAY 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 at the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery in Beaufort. The show will be in conjunction with the Beaufort Historical Association’s Annual Valentine Party. The artists’ work will be in the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery through March. To see more of the artists’ portfolios, visit beauforthistoricsite.org or the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery’s Facebook page. For more information, contact the BHA at 252-728-5225, stop by the Welcome Center located at 130 Turner St. or visit beauforthistoricsite.org.

OPEN STUDIO WITH MODEL 1-4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11 at Bailey Studio Art School. The cost is $15 a session. For more information, call 252-723-3258 or email irene@irenebailey.com.

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

CRYSTAL COAST WINTER ROCK-N-ROLL FESTIVAL 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City. This show will feature Nantucket and Sidewinder. Tickets are $25 at the door and $20 in advance and can be purchased at carteretcommunitytheatre.com.

CARTERET COMMUNITY SUNSHINE BAND SPRING REHEARSALS 7 p.m. Mondays starting Jan. 28 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

CHINESE NEW YEAR DINNER 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 at Turner Street Market. The dinner will be prepared by Chef James Clarkson, Carteret Community College chef instructor. The wine pairing will be by Becky Stokes of Johnson Brothers-Mutual of NC. The dinner is $40 plus tax and gratuity, and will include dim sum, three courses and wine pairings. Purchase tickets in advance by emailing turnerstreetmarket@gmail.com or by calling 252-838-9381. There is limited seating.

FRIDAY WITH RODNEY noon Friday, Feb. 1 at the History Museum of Carteret County, 1008 Arendell St., Morehead City. Rodney Kemp will touch on the 1709 founding of the town of Beaufort and trace the city’s phonetic peculiarity from that of South Carolina’s Beaufort. He will also talk about the U.S. Army’s occupation during the Civil War, the maritime blockage and the building of the first Atlantic Hotel. The buffet lunch includes tax, food and beverage and will begin at 11:30 a.m. The program starts at noon. The cost for general admission is $16, while the cost for Carteret County Historical Society members is $13. The cost of the program is $8.50 for non-members, while the program only for historical society members is free. Reserve your seats by calling 252-247-7533, ext. 1, or stop by the museum store before 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31.

16TH ANNUAL CAROLINA CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 2-3 at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City. This event focuses on chocolate for charity. There will be chocolate vendors, a bake off, pudding contest and more. Active military will be admitted for free Sunday. There will also be a new baking contest, Jr. Cupcake Wars. For ticket prices and more information, visit www.carolinachocolatefestival.com.

PRO/AM BAKE OFF Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Crystal Coast Civic Center. This event is part of the Carolina Chocolate Festival. Do you have the best chocolate cake around? Submit your entries and find out. Cakes will be auctioned and the favorite will be voted on during the festival. The winner will receive a monetary prize. For more information, visit www.carolinachocolatefestival.com.

JR. CUPCAKE WARS Sunday, Feb. 3 at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City. This event is new to the Carolina Chocolate Festival. During this baking competition, bakers between the age of 10 and 16 can enter to test their baking skills with cupcakes. Apply online at www.carolinachocolatefestival.com.

BHA VALENTINE DINNERS 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Feb. 14-15 at the Inn on Turner. Back by popular demand, the BHA has partnered with Kim Bell and Jonathan Haas to benefit the BHA with two private dinners perfectly paired with delicious wine. Each dinner has very limited seating at a cost of $80 per person. To find out more about the dinner, to make reservations or for more information, contact the BHA’s office at 252-728-5225.

EMPTY BOWLS 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City. Ticket holders may choose a handmade pottery creation and two soups. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Hope Mission in Morehead City. In January, tickets will also be sold at Pet Provisions on Turner Street in Beaufort, Webb Memorial Library in Morehead City and Cape Carteret Aquatic Center on Taylor Notion Road. Early ticket purchases are recommended. Proceeds benefit Hope Mission and Martha’s Mission Cupboard. For more information, call 252-240-2359.

INTERNATIONAL FILM SERIES will start in January 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. Other film dates are Thursday-Friday, Feb. 21-22, “The Concert” and “My Afternoon with Margueritte,” Thursday-Friday, March 21-22. Dinner caterers will be announced. Each dinner will feature cuisine of the region or country.

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

BETTY EDWARDS MEMORIAL POKER TOURNAMENT 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 at BT’s Bar & Grill in Atlantic Beach. All games are player-delt and no gambling will be permitted. WTP rules apply. The game starts at 2 p.m. Players should register at 1 p.m. There will also be a Chinese auction. All of the proceeds will be donated to the Carteret County Humane Society.

AUTHOR PRESENTATION 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 at Bogue Banks Public Library in Pine Knoll Shores. Bill Furney, a former journalist, columnist and media relations expert, will discuss his book, Black Hearts White Bones, based on the pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read. A reception will follow. Admission is free and donations will be accepted to the Friends of the Bogue Banks Public Library.

LET’S TALK ABOUT IT! 7-8:45 p.m. alternate Mondays at the County Public Library in Beaufort. The five-part discussion series is free and open to the public and focuses on “Affirming Aging.” The schedule is: Monday, Jan. 28, Sarah L. Delany, A. Elizabeth Delany and Amy Hill Hearth’s Having Our Say, with guest scholar Tess Ocana; Monday, Feb. 11, Sarah Gruen’s Water for Elephants, with guest scholar Rebecca Godwin; Monday, Feb. 25, Margaret Laurence’s The Stone Angel, with guest scholar Sue Ross; and Monday, March 11, Wendell Berry’s The Memory of Old Jack, with guest scholar Rebecca Godwin. This project is made possible by a grant from the N.C. Humanities Council, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, in partnership with the North Carolina Center for the Book, a program of the State Library of North Carolina. The Friends of Carteret County Public Library provide matching funds for the “Let’s Talk About It!” series.

UNIFORM AND SHOE FAIR 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 in Carteret Health Care’s Meeting Room 1 by the rotunda. This is a special fundraising event sponsored by the CHC Auxiliary to contribute to patient care and services.

BOOK SIGNING 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 at Newport Town Hall. Friends of the Newport Library will sponsor Heidi Skinner at a reception where she will speak and sign her book, Jennilee’s Light. If you would like to purchase a book, you can order through the Newport Library by calling 252-223-5108 or Amazon, under H S Skinner or Jennilee’s Light.

CHOCOLATE SPA 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. This event is part of the Carolina Chocolate Festival. Enjoy 90 minutes of relaxation and chocolate while helping charities. Book an appointment online at www.carolinachocolatefestival.com. There are limited appointments.

$5 MASQUERADE JEWELRY AND ACCESSORIES SALE 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 in Carteret Health Care’s Meeting Room 1 by the rotunda. Proceeds will benefit patient care at CHC. The event is sponsored by the Gift Gallery.

THIRD ANNUAL FUR BALL OF THE CRYSTAL COAST 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City. This event supports Austin Veterinary Outreach and Rescue. This is a great opportunity to celebrate Valentine’s Day and support a good cause. There will be music, a silent auction, photo booth and raffle prizes. Dress is semi-formal. Meet the adoptable dogs who will walk the red carpet. Tickets, which include drinks and buffet dinner, are $50 and can be purchased online at eventbrite.com or by calling 252-732-5936.For more information, visit the Facebook page at CCFurball.

BHA ANNUAL VALENTINE PARTY 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 at the Beaufort Historic Site. All are invited to see what the Beaufort Historical Association is about while enjoying food and drinks throughout the buildings and grounds of the Beaufort Historic Site. This party is for current and prospective members to see how the BHA uses membership dollars to preserve and promote the rich cultural heritage of Beaufort and Carteret County. For more information, contact the BHA at 252-728-5225, stop by the Welcome Center located at 130 Turner St. or visit beauforthistoricsite.org.

BHA LITERARY LUNCH AND LEARN WITH KRISTINA MCMORRIS noon to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Clawson’s Restaurant in Beaufort. This event will be an opportunity to meet Kristina McMorris, New York Times Top 20 and USA Today bestselling author, discussing her new novel, Sold on a Monday. A three-course, family-style luncheon at Clawson’s will be held in their third floor dining area. Tickets are $30 and are limited. Reserve a spot by calling 252-728-5225 or by stopping by the Beaufort Historic Site Welcome Center at 130 Turner St.

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE 2-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 at the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center, 203 Leisure Lane, Emerald Isle.

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 1-1½ hours. 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

MUSKET FIRING DEMONSTRATION 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 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.

FLAGS OF FORT MACON AND THE CONFEDERACY 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4 at Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach. Meet at the Visitor Center to learn about the wide range of flags used by the Confederacy during the War Between the States.

MUSKET FIRING DEMONSTRATION 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Fort Macon State Par in Atlantic Beach. Learn about a Civil War-era musket’s history, loading procedures and firing. Meet in the fort.

ASTRONOMY 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 at Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach. Meet at the bathhouse to view space through a telescope and learn more about our universe.

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

FORT TOUR GUIDES NEEDED AT FORT MACON STATE PARK 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Feb. 12, 19 and 26 at Fort Macon Park barracks, across the road from the Coast Guard Station entrance. Those at the fort are searching for fort tour guides, volunteers for the Coastal Education and Visitors Center, and for park nature guides. Training consists of three half-day sessions. Guides give informational tours of the fort, and work in the Visitors Center consists of manning the information desk, roaming the exhibits and aiding visitors. Nature guides will work around the parks environment and train with the park rangers. All work is scheduled to meet your availability. Coffee and donuts will be served from 9-9:30 a.m. For guide information, call John Rhodes at 252-393-7313 or email croatan2@aol.com with the subject “Guides.” For volunteer and nature guide information, contact Ranger Paul Branch by email at at paul.branch@ncdenr.gov or contact the park office at 252-726-3775. If you’d like to be a guide, but can’t make the February training dates, please contact Mr. Rhodes by phone or email with the subject: “Guides for other training plans.”

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

FIT & FUN YOUTH 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays from Jan. 29-Feb. 26 at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher St., Morehead City. The program is for those ages 10 to 14 and will focus on educating kids about healthy eating, making healthy choices and becoming more active in order to improve overall health and body confidence. The cost of the program is $50. Registration will close Friday, Jan. 25. The program will be instructed by Victoria Ward. For more information, please contact Ms. Ward at Victoria.ward@moreheadcitync.org or call 252-726-5083, ext. 1.

GENTLE RESTORE YOGA SERIES 12:10-1 p.m. Tuesdays at Carteret Community College. This six-week class is designed to safely improve flexibility and alignment, build strength and restore the body and mind. The intention is also to aid with anxiety, cancer recovery and PTSD. No prior yoga experience is needed, and chair modifications are available. Late registration runs through Tuesday, Jan. 29. The cost for the class is $40.55. For more information, contact Jade Morton at 252-646-3923 or visit yogawellnessnc.com.

GENTLE DE-STRESS YOGA 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Carteret Community College. This six-week series costs $40.55 and is designed to gently improve flexibility and allow healing, as it relieves stress and reduces pain. The intention is to also aid with anxiety, cancer recovery and PTSD. No prior yoga experience is needed. Late registration is Tuesday, Jan. 29. For more information, contact Jade Morton at 252-646-3923 or visit yogawellnessnc.com.

GENTLE BACK HEALTH YOGA 12:10-1 p.m. Thursdays at Carteret Community College. This six-week series is $40.55 and is designed to safely improve flexibility, bone density, build strength, reduce pain and allow body and mind healing. The intention is to also aid with anxiety, cancer recovery and PTSD. No prior yoga experience is needed and chair modifications are available. Late registration runs through Thursday, Jan. 31. For more information, contact Jade Morton at 252-646-3923 or visit yogawellnessnc.com.

BOYS HIP HOP CLASS 4:45-5:15 p.m. Tuesdays at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher St., Morehead City. The class costs $30 a month. There will be a free trial class Thursday, Jan. 31. Please contact Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department for more information at Victoria.ward@moreheadcitync.org or 252-726-5083, ext. 1.  

COCOA 5K/FUN RUN/WALK 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Crystal Coast Civic Center. This event is part of the Carolina Chocolate Festival. Apply online at www.carolinachocolatefestival.com.

ADULT DANCE HIP HOP CLASS 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays starting Feb. 13 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.   

 

KIDS BALLET CLASS 4-4:30 p.m. and 4:45-5:15 p.m. Thursdays Feb. 21-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.  

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

MENTAL HEALTH CAREGIVERS AND AGING SUPPORT GROUP 3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 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, Jan. 26 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.

ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS/ ALCOHOLICS, DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 at 3820 Bridges St. in Morehead City. This group meets every Sunday. For more information, call 252-269-7479.

MS SUPPORT GROUP 5-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28 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.

CRYSTAL COAST QUILTERS GUILD 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 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.

LIBRARY KNITTING GROUP 2:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 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.

COASTAL WEAVERS BASKET MAKERS GUILD 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 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.

PINE KNOLL SHOERS DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRECINCT MEETING 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 in the public safety building meeting room, second floor, 314 Salter Path Road. For more information, contact Cheryl Gerhart at cgerhart@me.com.

FRIENDS OF THE WEBB LIBRARY 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 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 Feb. 13, March 13, 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.

CARTERET COMMUNITY THEATRE’S ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Carteret Community College’s Joslyn Hall. There will be a PowerPoint presentation, election of board members and a look to the future. All members are encouraged to attend, as well as new members and volunteers. Call 252-726-6575 for more information.

ABRAHAM HICKS LAW OF ATTRACTION WORKSHOP SERIES 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 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.

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

BIRD HIKE 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11 at Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach. Meet at the Visitor Center and take a leisurely hike to identify birds native to the area.

CHEF AND THE FARMER DINNER 4:30-10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12. Carteret Local Food Network is hosting this dinner trip. The Diamond Limousine bus will leave Beaufort around 4:30 p.m. The cost is $120 per person. Included in this price are appetizers, salad, buffet with side dishes, dessert, two complimentary glasses of wine or beer and the cost of the bus and a tip for the driver. If you have dietary restrictions or requests, contact the restaurant yourself before Sunday, Jan. 20 (otherwise be prepared to pay an additional $15.) $15 of this ticket price counts as a donation to CLFN. Sign up today at CarteretLocalFood.org/event.

MUSKET FIRING DEMONSTRATION 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 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.

CARTERET COUNTY MASTER GARDNER VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATION ANNUAL PROGRAM 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City. The doors will open at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and light refreshments. The program is Ability Gardening. Heather Kelejian, executive director of the Ability Garden in Wilmington, will present the program on accessible gardening for older adults, people with limited mobility and all gardeners wanting more manageable gardens with less maintenance.

WEST CARTERET HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1973 REUNION 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Elks Lodge in Morehead City. For more information, call Paula Styron Griffin at 910-850-7031.

SOUP AND STEW 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Calvary Baptist Church, 119 Bunch Road, Beaufort. This event is sponsored by Carteret Local Food Network. This year Carteret Local Food Network is offering cooking classes to share ideas and teach methods of working with fresh local foods. These will be hands-on experiences in a small group, including nutritional information about the foods and eating what you helped create at the end of class. This first class will teach skills and methods in making soups and stews using what is available in the winter months. The class is $20 per person. Space is limited to 10 people. It will be taught by Barbara Chappetta, RDN, licensed dietitian nutritionist. Register online at carteretlocalfood.org/event/healthy-cooking/.

MUSKET FIRING DEMONSTRATION 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 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.

NATURAL SIDE OF FORT MACON 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 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.

MUSKET FIRING DEMONSTRATION 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 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.

ASTRONOMY 6 p.m. Friday, March 1 at Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach State Park. Meet at the bathhouse to view space through a telescope and learn more about our universe.

24TH ANNUAL CAROLINA COASTAL RAILROADERS TRAIN SHOW 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 2 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 3 at the New Bern Convention Center, 203 South Front St., New Bern. This event will include many layouts, including Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends in HO&G Scale, 90 vendor tables to sell and buy equipment and food concession. Tickets are $7 for those ages 12 and older. Those under 12 are admitted for free with an adult. Tickets are good for both days and enter you in an hourly door prize drawing. For more information, visit carolinacoastalrailroaders.org.

FLAGS OF FORT MACON AND THE CONFEDERACY 10 a.m. Monday, March 4 at Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach. Meet at the Visitor Center to learn about the wide range of flags used by the Confederacy during the War Between the States.

MUSKET FIRING DEMONSTRATION 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 6 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.

BIRD HIKE 9 a.m. Monday, March 11 at Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach. Meet at the Visitor Center and take a leisurely hike to identify birds native to the area.

MUSKET FIRING DEMONSTRATION 10 a.m. Wednesday March 13 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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