Kids and Family
CANDY, CHICKS AND ROCK ’N ROLL 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 7-8, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at Carteret Community Theatre. In this event, the theatre turns into a giant candy factory for the showing of “Hop.” There will be a complimentary snack and a visit with the Easter bunny. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $10 a seat. For tickets, visit www.carteretcommuitytheatre.com. For more information, call 252-497-8919.
‘A SPRING THING’ EASTER EVENT 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church in Morehead City. This free family event will include a grilled hot dog lunch, an Easter egg hunt for candy and prizes, train rides, bounce houses, music and face painting with Skeedaddle the Clown.
CEDAR POINT EASTER EGG HUNT 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Cedar Point Town Hall.
BROAD AND GALES CREEK EMS EASTER EGG HUNT 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at Broad and Gales Creek EMS, 3010 Highway 24 in Newport. There will be hot dogs, chips and drinks and a cupcake walk from 12:30 to 2 p.m. At 2 p.m., children from birth through 13 years of age can participate in the Easter egg hunt. Prize eggs can also be found. There is a $1 chance raffle ticket for nice baskets.
EASTER EGG HUNT AND FESTIVITIES noon Sunday, April 9, at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Center. Join the EI Bunny at noon for festivities including sidewalk chalking, face painting, music and more. At 1 p.m., the egg hunting whistle will be blown. Egg hunters should bring their own basket and arrive prior to 12:45 p.m. There is no fee to participate in the egg hunt. Three age categories are: Ages 4 and under, 5-8 and 9-12. Prizes will be awarded in each age group for the person(s) finding the EI bunny’s prize eggs. The EI bunny himself will be on hand for photographs and to award the prizes. Everyone is invited, and no registration is required.
CHILDREN’S DANCE CLASSES 4-4:30 p.m. and 4:45-5:15 p.m. Tuesdays until April 11 at Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher St. The first session is for ages 3-5, and the second session is for ages 6-7. The cost is $30 for a six-week session. The classes will be a mixture of ballet and freestyle dancing geared toward young children. This is a beginner class. The class will be taught by Victoria Ward. Ballet shoes are optional. For more information on this program, call 252-726-5083, ext. 1. or email email@example.com.
EASTER EGG HUNT 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at Rotary Park, 2200 Mayberry Loop Road in Morehead City. The egg hunt activity areas will be divided into three sections by the following age groups: 4 & under, 5-8, and 9-12. Pets are not permitted. Plan to arrive early since the egg hunt will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. Walgreens Photo will be at the event to take pictures with the Easter Bunny. For more information, call 252-726-5083 or go to http://moreheadcitync.org/home-parks-recreation/.
NEWPORT BAPTIST CHURCH EASTER EGG HUNT 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at Newport Community Park. Children from birth through 12 years of age are welcome to attend. Hot dogs and refreshments will be served.
EASTER EGG HUNT 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at the Beaufort Historic Site. Children ages seven and younger are welcome to join the fun. Prizes, refreshments and lots of eggs – it’s all free – just bring a basket. For more information, contact the BHA at 252-728-5225 or visit the website at www.beauforhistoricsite.org.
EASTER EGG HUNT 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at the fellowship hall at Straits United Methodist Church in Straits. There will be hot dogs and trimmings.
EASTER EGG HUNT 3 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at Holly Springs Original Free Will Baptist Church in Newport.
EASTER EGG HUNT AND PICNIC LUNCH 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 15, at Camp Albemarle in Newport. This event is hosted by First United Methodist Church in Morehead City.
EASTER EGG HUNT 10:15 a.m. Sunday, April 16, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Salter Path.
TRI FOR FUN JUNIOR TRIATHLON AND FAMILY FUN DAY Saturday, June 10, at the Sports Center in Morehead City. Tori for Fun gives youth ages 5-15 an opportunity to have fun, feel confident and enjoy being active. This event is a nonprofit celebration of health and fitness. Proceeds benefit Carteret County Public Schools Healthful Living (P.E.) programs. Registration opens Saturday, April 15. To become a sponsor, visit www.sportscenermorehead.com. For more information, contact race director Summer Ricketts at 252-646-4543.
EASTER EGG HUNT 4 p.m. Sunday, April 16, at St. James United Methodist Church in Newport. This event will feature an Easter egg hunt and hot dog cookout.
4-H SUMMER FUN REGISTRATION NOW OPENForms and money can be delivered to the Carteret County Extension Center, 303 College Circle, Morehead City, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. One registration packet may be completed for several 4-H summer programs. Medical releases must be notarized before acceptance at the county office. No refunds unless a program is canceled by the Carteret Extension Center staff. For more information, call the Carteret Extension Center at 252-222-6352 or email 4-H Agent, Danielle Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NC AQUARIUM AT PINE KNOLL SHORES CAMP REGISTRATION at www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores. Registration is accepted online only.
SUMMER SCIENCE SCHOOL REGISTRATION OPENS 9 a.m. Monday-Friday until Thursday, June 1, at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort. Summer Science School investigates the coastal environment and North Carolina’s rich maritime history. The N.C. Maritime Museum offers students the opportunity to learn about the natural and maritime history of coastal North Carolina through creative, hands-on experiences. Courses are offered from June through July. Emphasis on small class size. Students travel with instructors by van or boat to field sites. Only registered children may attend classes. Lodging facility not available; parents or guardians provide transportation to and from class daily. For more information, call 252-728-7317.
BEHIND THE SCENES: SHARK SNACK 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Friday at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs, and get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck and watch staff aquarists feed the sharks. This program is for ages 5 and up, and costs $20. For more information, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com.
BEHIND THE SCENES: AQUARIUM AT A GLANCE noon to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs, and get a look at the Living Shipwreck exhibit from above. This program is for ages 5 and up and costs $12. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com.
SOUNDSIDE STORY TIME 10:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island. There will be stories, crafts, snacks and free play for preschoolers and their caregivers with new topics each week. For more information, call the museum at 252-728-1500.
TODDLER TIME 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Bring your little ones for a special time together enjoying stories, crafts, songs, puppets and animal encounters. This program is free with admission, and registration is not required. Different themes and animal topics are offered each week. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com.
STORY TIME AND PRE-K PLAY 9-10 a.m. Mondays for children from birth to 5 years, accompanied by an adult. Bring any supplies needed, such as diapers, wipes, bottles and more. For more information, call 252-354-6350.
BEHIND THE SCENES: AQUARIUM CLOSE ENCOUNTERS 2-3:30 p.m. Saturdays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Visit labs and holding areas, help with food preparation and feed the animals in this thorough behind-the-scenes tour that includes a look at the Living Shipwreck from above. This program is for ages 8 and up and costs $20. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com.
APRIL OIL PAINTING 9:30 a.m. Mondays, April 3-24, at at Irene Bailey’s studio, 905 Ocean Drive, Emerald Isle. This class is for all levels and offers individual instruction. The cost is $80. For more information, contact Ms. Bailey at 252-723-3258.
OPEN STUDIO WITH MODEL 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, April 3-24, at Irene Bailey’s studio, 905 Ocean Drive, Emerald Isle. The class costs $40 for all four Monday sessions or $15 per session. For more information, contact Ms. Bailey at 252-723-3258.
JIMMY BLACK ART OPENING 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery in Beaufort. Jimmy Black is the Beaufort Historical Society’s featured artist for April and May. To see more of his work, visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org or visit the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery’s Facebook page.
SIX-WEEK PAINTING CLASS FOR ADULTS 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays until April 12 at Linda Werthwein’s studio in Beaufort. Classes will be held each Wednesday until April 12. Students will supply materials for acrylics or oils. Both realism and abstraction will be the focus for experienced painters. The cost is $125. For more information, call 252-838-1238.
‘CHILDREN IN THE WORLD’ PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT at Webb Memorial Library. This exhibit is by Wendi Blair and features a compilation of photographs shot with a print and slide film from Ms. Blair’s world travels in Africa, Thailand, Guatemala, Japan and the U.S. The exhibit is free and should be hanging for a month. For more information, call the Webb Memorial Library at 252-726-3012 or Ms. Blair at 425-712-0126.
WEEKLY ART CLASSES 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays and 1-4 p.m. Thursdays. Arts & Things offers classes in drawing and watercolor, oil, pastel and acrylic painting on the Morehead City waterfront. For more information, call Arts & Things at 252-240-1979.
MAD HATTER’S TEA PARTY ART SHOW at Carolina Artist Gallery in Morehead City. The show runs until Friday, May 5. For more information, call 252-726-7550.
OPEN STUDIO WORK SESSIONS 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday at Mulberry Street Studio, 801 Mulberry St., Beaufort. Artists of all skill levels and mediums are invited to attend these sessions. No reservations are needed. Bring lunch, imagination and $15 for one session or $45 for four sessions. Fellow artists will share ideas, solve artistic problems, try new materials and techniques and provide gentle critiques and informal lessons. For more information, call 252-726-7550.
Music and Theater
‘KING MACKEREL & THE BLUES ARE RUNNING’ 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at Joslyn Hall on Carteret Community College’s campus. Tickets for the Saturday show are $50 for N.C. Coastal Federation or Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center members and $60 for nonmembers. Sunday tickets are $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Tickets can be purchased at nccoast.org/events.
‘A SPRING BOUQUET OF POETRY IN SONG’ 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, at Sneads Ferry Presbyterian Church in Sneads Ferry. This spring concert is presented by the Crystal Coast Choral Society under the musical direction of Finley Woolston. General admission tickets are $10. Tickets can be purchased at the door or from choral society members. For more information, call Mr. Woolston at 910-358-2997 or visit www.crystalcoastchoralsociety.org.
CRYSTAL COAST CHORAL SOCIETY REHEARSALS are from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays in the fellowship hall of Swansboro United Methodist Church. For more information, call music director Finley Woolston at 910-358-2997.
Food and Drink
39TH ANNUAL NEWPORT PIG COOKING Friday-Saturday, April 7-8, at Newport Community Park. This is the nation’s largest whole pig cooking contest, and itprovides two days of fun andspringtime celebrations. For more information, visit www.newportpigcooking.com.
ESCOFFIER CHEF DINNER SERIES Tuesday, April 25, at Carteret Community College. For tickets or more information, visit www.cccfoundation.org.
NEWPORT COMMUNITY GARDEN Want to grow fresh food for your family but don’t have enough land? Rent a plot at the Newport Community Garden. For more information, call Lynnette Worthington Livingston at 252-223-4749 or visit www.facebook.com/newportgarden.
SPRING BAZAAR 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the Carteret County Shrine Club, 1411 Highway 101 north of Beaufort. There will be vendors and food. For more information, call 252-241-6036.
50-PERCENT-OFF SALE ON LONG PANTS AND JEANS 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday until Saturday, April 8, at Caroline’s Collectables, 3716 Arendell St., Morehead City. Proceeds will benefit the Carteret County Domestic Violence Program’s safehouse. The store also accepts donations of women’s clothing and accessories. For more information, visit www.carteretdomesticviolence.com.
‘EMBRACE BETTER HEALTH’ SEMINAR 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, at the Chamber of Commerce, 801 Arendell St., Morehead City. This seminar is hosted by Active Life Bodywork & Nutrition with Brandon Sutton. For more information, contact Mr. Sutton at 252-646-4271 or visit www.brandonbsutton.com.
BLOOD DRIVE 1-6 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at the Cape Carteret Aquatic and Wellness Center, 300 Taylor Notion Road, Cape Carteret.
BLOOD DRIVE 3-7 p.m. Friday, April 14, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3606 Country Club Road, Morehead City.
CRYSTAL COAST EARTH DAY 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 15, at Fort Macon State Park. Celebrate Earth Day with more than a dozen local organizations. Each group will have a booth with displays and activities showcasing their group’s activities. For more information, call 252-726-3775.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE VIETNAM TRAVELING MEMORIAL WALL. Volunteers are needed for four-hour shifts starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 25, and ending around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 30. The wall will be at Glad Tidings Church on Bridges Street in Morehead City. The wall is hosted by Daughters of the American Revolution Otway Burns Chapter in Swansboro. People can sign up for as many four-hour shifts as they’d like by visiting https://signup.com/client/invitation/6775657374/1810042/false#!1810042/false/false.
MOREHEAD CITY PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT will be accepting 11th Street vessel parking permits beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday, March 1, at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher St. Permits are valid March 1- Jan. 15 of the pass year. Vessel permit cost is $25. In order to be eligible for this permit, youmust live within the town’smunicipal limits and provide proof of residency and proof of vessel ownership.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR C.O.A.C.H. HOPE, a local nonprofit organization that continues to strive and expand its programs and services to youth within the community. For more information and a list of additional opportunities and an application, visit www.coach-hope.org or email a letter of interest to email@example.com. Those interested can also call or text “volunteer” to 252-732-4522.
CRAB POINT EXTENSION AND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION is collecting women, men and children’s shoes in good condition to be distributed around the world to the needy. Drop off surplus shoes at Martha’s Mission in Morehead City to the attention of Emily.
HOPE MISSION is seeking donated items for their new thrift store, Hope Mission Thrift Store. To donate, bring items to Hope Mission or to the new store at 1409 Bridges St. in Morehead City. Staff members will pick up large items. For more information, call 252-240-2359.
CARTERET COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY HEADQUARTERS is open from noon to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The headquarters is at 5370-K Highway 70 in the Brandywine Crossing, Morehead City. For more information, call 252-648-8164.
COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICE RECRUITMENT FOR FOSTER AND ADOPTIVE PARENTS To learn how to become a foster or adoptive parent, call the County Department of Social Services at 252-728-3181, ext. 6176.
HEALTHY LIFESTYLE SERIES: FIVE WEEKS TO A HEALTHIER YOU 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Carteret Community College Bryant Building conference room, first floor. Learn new ways to feel better and healnaturally. Weekly handouts include recipes and resources. The series is $55. For more information, visit www.yogawellnessnc.com or contact the instructor, Theresa Jade Morton at 252-646-3923.
FRIDAY NIGHT DANCES for adults over 50 are 7:30-11 p.m. on the first and third Friday of each month at the Leon Mann Jr. Enrichment Center in Morehead City. The cost is $5 a person. For more information, call 252-247-2626.
SOCIETY FOR CREATIVE ANACHRONISM: SHIRE OF CATHANAR 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays. The SCA is a recreational and educational global organization that attempts to recreate the arts of war in the Middle Ages. There is no cost to attend. For more information, visit www.ShireofCathanar.org.
WHITE OAK RIVER BIRDING CRUISES 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, April 9, May 7 and June 11. The two-hour cruises will move through estuaries of the White Oak River and Bogue Sound. Participants will identify various types of birds. The fee is $20 for N.C. Coastal Federation members and $25 for nonmembers. Participants should bring binoculars, water and a snack. They will meet at the Hammocks Beach State Park Visitor’s Center at 9:45 a.m. Visit nccoast.org/events to register.
BIRD HIKE 9 a.m. Monday, April 10 and May 8, at Fort Macon State Park. Meet at the visitor center and take a leisurely hike to identify birds native to the area. For more information, call 252-726-3775.
MUSKET-FIRING DEMONSTRATION 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, at Fort Macon State Park. Learn about a Civil War-era musket’s history, loading procedures and firing. Participants will meet at the fort. This event repeats every Wednesday in April. For more information, call 252-726-3775.
CANNON DAY 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 15 and May 27, at Fort Macon State Park. Learn how Civil War cannons function during this event. For more information, call 252-726-3775.
SPY SENSIBILITIES 2 p.m. Friday, April 28, at Fort Macon State Park. Come learn about the contributions women made during the mid 1800s. For more information, call 252-726-3775.
FIRST THURSDAYS 10:30-11:30 a.m. the first Thursday of each month at the Newport Historical Museum. Event will feature stories and oral history from Newport residents.
FORT TOURS 11 a.m. Monday-Friday, April 1-14, at Fort Macon State Mark. For more information, call 252-726-3775.
FORT TOURS 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, April 15-30, at Fort Macon State Park. For more information, call 252-726-3775.
ABOUT BOATING SAFELY 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Bryant Center at Carteret Community College. The ABS course will provide instruction to recreational boaters in the following topics: operating your boat safely, required equipment, aids to navigation (ATONS), boating emergencies, radio protocols and a review of both Federal and state regulations. Successful completion of the course satisfies North Carolina requirements for recreational boaters. For additional information or a registration application, contact Ben Crabtree-USCG Auxiliary at 252-808-3091 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
USPS SAIL CLASS 6 p.m. Thursdays starting April 13 at Carteret Health Care. This eight-week class is held in Meeting Room 1 on the first floor of the new main entrance. This is a complete sail course beginning with basic boat designs, rigging and sail processes for the non sailor. It proceeds into the physical aspects of sailing and more. The cost of the class is $72. Register by sending at $25 registration fee to Ken Link at 205 Sea Trace Lane, Newport, N.C. 28570 or online at FMSPS.org.
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 email@example.com for an application. The Crystal Coast Hospice House is at 100 Big Rock Weigh in Newport.
JUICING VS. SMOOTHIES WORKSHOP 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Carteret Community College Bryant Building conference room, first floor. Discover the benefits of juicing vs. smoothies and understanding which ingredients are healthy and which sabotage your efforts. The class is $15. For more information, visit www.yogawellnessnc.com or contact the instructor, Theresa Jade Morton at 252-646-3923.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR U.S. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY FLOTILLA 20-02. To learn what capacities need to be filled and become a uniformed volunteer Coast Guard Auxiliary member in Flotilla 20-02 in Morehead City, call 252-393-2869 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
USCG ABOUT BOATING SAFELY CLASS for those 28 or older at Coastal Carolina Community College or U.S. Coast Guard Station Emerald Isle. This one-day, eight-hour class helps boaters stay safe and legal and feel more comfortable on the water. Classes are taught by certified U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors. Those who pass earn a boater safety certificate. For more information, email email@example.com, call 610-331-6764 or visit http://swansboroaux.com.
BOATING SKILLS AND SEAMANSHIP Mondays and Thursdays, two hours a session, for six weeks. Classes are taught by certified U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors. Those who pass earn a boater safety certificate. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 610-331-6764 or visit http://swansboroaux.com.
TRI TENNIS PROGRAM FOR BEGINNERS 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays starting April 5, at Western Community Park in Cedar Point. This six-week session is $30 and includes a new tennis racket and a T-shirt. For more information, call 252-222-5836.
GENTLE BACK HEALTH YOGA 12:10-1 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at CarteretCommunity College. This six-week series costs $40. This class safely improves bone density, builds strength, reduces pain and allows healing. Class also helps with depression, grieving and PTSD. No prior yoga needed. For more information, call Jade Morton at 252-646-3923 or visit www.YogaWellnessNC.com.
DOWN EAST WALK TO DEFEAT ALS 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 15, at East Carolina University’s Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Each year, nation-wide, hundreds of thousands of people come together to raise funds to support care service programs and cutting-edge research and to advance nationwide advocacy for people with ALS and their families. The money raised from the walks in North Carolina helps provide care services for more than 500 people living with ALS and their families free of charge in North Carolina. To register, visit http://web.alsa.org/downeast or call 877-569-4347. For more information, contact Stephanie West, development specialist, at email@example.com or 919-390-0121.
FAMILY ONE-MILE FUN RUN/WALK 10 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at Rotary Park-O’Neal Field exercise trail. Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department staff will direct participants on the one-mile course. This non-competitive event promotes family wellness, and preregistration is not required for this event. Pets or bikes are not permitted. For more information, call 252-726-5083 or go to http://moreheadcitync.org/home-parks-recreation/.
CO-ED ADULT INDOOR VOLLEYBALL 7-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday until May at Newport Middle School. The fees are $25 for the entire season or $5 per night drop in fee. Must be 18 or older to participate. Preregistration is available online or pay at the door. For more information, call 252-808-3301 or visit ccpr.recdesk.com.
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 Moorhead 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
GENTLE DE-STRESS YOGA 5:15-6:15 p.m. Tuesdays until May 18 at Carteret Community College. This six-week series costs $40. This class safely improves range of motion and allows healing as it relieves stress and reduces pain. Also helps with depression and PTSD. No prior yoga needed. For more information, contact Jade Morton at 252-646-3923 or visit www.YogaWellnessNC.com.
CARTERET COUNTY SENIOR CHEERLEADERS are looking to develop a new team. Participants, both men and women, must be at least 50 years old. For more information or to join the team, call Susan Balmat at 252-222-0799.
ZUMBA 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays starting Feb. 6 at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher St. The cost is $4 per class, and it is taught by Laura Bryson. For more information, call 252-726-5083.
RETRO YOGA 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesdays at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher St. The cost is $8 per class. The class teaches yoga for different body types using retro yoga movements. It is taught by Jean Sarnacki. For more information, call 252-726-5083.
YOGA FOR BEGINNERS 5:30-6:15 p.m. Tuesdays and 10:15-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays at Uptown Yoga, 4915-I Arendell St. in Morehead City. The class is $14 for drop-ins or $65 for a five-class pass. For more information, call 252-342-0250 or visit www.uptownyogamhc.com.
GENTLE YOGA 5:30-6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher St. The cost is $5 per class.This classis for those who want to take things slower and gentle. Gentle Flow Hatha Yoga uses postures and conscious breathing combination with the mental focus to develop awareness, strength, flexibility and relaxation. For more information, contact the instructor Iva Unterweiser at 619-208-3543.
ADULT TAP DANCE CLASS 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher St. The cost is $10 per class. The class is taught by distinguished dancer and choreographer Hazel Collins. For more information, call Ms. Collins at 252-728-5514 or Maureen Kilgallen at 252-222-3088.
LINE DANCING 6-8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher St. For more information, call 252-726-5083.
TOTAL BODY WORKOUT 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher St. The cost is $4 per class. For more information, call 252-726-5083.
TAI CHI noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays for Taoist Tai Chi Society members. For more information, call the instructor Terri Thomas at 252-314-4110.
YOGA CLASS 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 9-10 a.m. Saturdays at Newport Community Building, 270 Howard Blvd., Newport. This class is for adults and costs $5 per class. For more information, contact Christine Smith at 252-622-7473.
BEACH YOGA 9:30 a.m. Sundays at Fort Macon State Park’s beach. The sessions will be on the border of the state park and Tar Landing. Sign up at momentumfitnessnc.com or pay $10 on the beach. For more information, call 252-368-YOGA (9642).
CRYSTAL COAST TABLE TENNIS CLUB 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in Newport. Players of all ages and skill levels are invited to attend. For more information, contact Bowie Martin at 252-399-1533.
BEACH YOGA IN ATLANTIC BEACH 9-9:50 a.m. Saturdays at New Bern Street public beach access in Atlantic Beach. The class is $10 per person or $7 with military or teacher ID. For more information, like Coastal Yoga with Nadine on Facebook or call 631-255-1010.
Trips and Tours
W.S. KING ALUMNI CRUISE Monday-Saturday, Sept. 25-30. Those attending will board Carnival Ecstasy at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, in Charleston, S.C. The cruise will venture to Nassau and Freeport in the Bahamas. All accommodations are for two people per cabin. Guests will make their own reservations by calling Carnival. The phone number will be given to guests later through their webpage. The phone number will be given to guests later through their webpage. Interior cabins are $464.59 per person, oceanside cabins are $504.59 per person and balcony cabins are $714.59 per person. A deposit of $150 per person is required by Thursday, July 27, to reserve a cabin. Passports can be obtained by using travel.state.gov. Card passports are $55 and book passports are $135. For more information, contact Jamas Walker at 252-726-3754.
SAVANNAH, GA., JEKYLL ISLAND AND BEAUFORT, S.C., TRIP Monday-Friday, Aug. 14-18. The price of the trip includes four nights lodging; eight meals – four breakfasts and four dinners; a guided tour of historic Savannah, Ga.; a visit to the first African Baptist Church, constituted in 1777; free time on the historic River Street in Savannah; a guided tour of St. Simons Island, Ga.; a visit to Jekyll Island, Ga., home of “millionaires Club”; a tour of Beaufort, S.C., the second oldest city in South Carolina; and a visit to the historic Penn Center on St. Helena Island. The price for the trip is $649 for a single, $499 for double and $479 for triple occupancy, which includes admission to the listed venues and motor coach transportation. Travel insured travelers’ insurance is $45 for single and $35 for double and triple occupancy. Application and deposit of $75 plus the cost of travelers’ insurance is due by Wednesday, April 5, with final payment due by Thursday, May 25. Make all checks payable to Accent Travel & Cruises. Thirty people are needed to make this trip. The deposit is nonrefundable. Some of the proceeds will go to the Craven County chapter of AARP. for more information, visit www.travelingwithrosetta.com.
ARTS FOR THE HOSPITAL MEETING 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 10, in Meeting Room 3, which can be reached by entering the hospital’s old entrance, making an immediate right and walking down the hallway towards the art exhibit. The guest speaker will be Michelle Johnson Fairchild, owner of Gypsybee Studios in Morehead City. She will talk about art’s impact on our lives and in her own particular story. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information about the Arts for the Hospital Committee, contact Fran Zaik at 252-726-0205.
IRISH MUSIC SESSION 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at Trent River Coffee Co. in New Bern. Musicians gather to play Irish music on accordion, fiddle, guitar, bodhran, harp and other instruments. They play for their own enjoyment, as well as the occasional gratuity. Everyone is welcome to come listen or play, and there is no admission charge. The club meets the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, call Trent River Coffee Co. at 252-514-2030.
CRYSTAL COAST STARGAZERS 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, at the Webb Memorial Library in Morehead City. Anyone interested in astronomy and observing the night sky is welcome to attend. There are monthly telescope observing sessions at a local dark sky site. For more information, contact David at 828-773-0927.
PARKINSON’S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13, April 27, May 11, May 25, June 8, July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Sept. 28, Oct. 12, Oct. 26, Nov. 9, and Dec. 14, at the Leon Mann Jr. Enrichment Center in Morehead City. For more information, contact Lori Wrenn at 252-808-3152.
US POWER SQUADRONS FORT MACON SAIL AND POWER SQUADRON 7 p.m. Monday, April 17, at the Morehead City Country Club, 2900 Country Club Road. The speaker will be past commander Bob Gowd, and the topic will be the Panama Canal and his personal experience transiting the canal. A video will be shown. Join other boaters at a social hour at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 and the presentation at 7. The cost for the lasagna dinner is $20. RSVP by Thursday, April 13, at www.fmsps.org. For more information, call 252-571-9129.
CARTERET COUNTY ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES CLUB 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, at the Onslow County Museum, 301 South Wilmington St., Richlands. Carpooling will leave the Kmart parking lot in Morehead City at 9:45 a.m. There will be a Dutch-treat lunch at 11 a.m. at Olive Garden in Jacksonville. RSVP to Sara at 252-723-8054 by Wednesday, April 12 to attend the lunch.
DOWN EAST ALS SUPPORT GROUP/GREENVILLE AREA ALS RESOURCE-SUPPORT GROUP FOR LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in the Vidant Rehabilitation Center Classroom behind the Children’s Hospital, 2100 Stantonsburg Road in Greenville. For more information, contact Phyllis Hazel, MSS, at email@example.com or by calling 877-257-7491, ext. 709 or 302-388-4553.
CRYSTAL COAST REPUBLICAN MEN’S CLUB 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at Ribeye’s Steakhouse in Cape Carteret. An optional Dutch-treat dinner is available with fellowship and dining starting at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting starting at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Mayor Eddie Barber of Emerald Isle. All Republicans and their friends are welcome. For more information, contact 252-393-7747.
MS SUPPORT GROUP 5-7 p.m. Monday, April 24, 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.
CAROLINA MARITIME MODEL SOCIETY MEETING 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort. The Carolina Maritime Model Society exists to promote the active participation in building ship models, a craft as old as shipbuilding itself. The group is the only such organization in the entire state and has become a major vehicle for widening public interest in North Carolina’s maritime history and culture. Membership is open to all members of the Friends of the Maritime Museum. Additional dates are May 20, Sept 30, Oct. 28 and Dec. 2. For more information, call 252-728-7317.
FRIENDS OF FORT MACON noon Wednesday, May 3, at Golden Corral in Morehead City. News and upcoming events will be discussed, and a guest speaker will have a 30-45-minute presentation. For more information, call 252-726-3775.
TOPS- TAKE POUNDS OFF SENSIBLY 4:30 p.m. Thursdays at Fort Benjamin Park in Newport. Weigh-in is from 4:30-5:30 p.m. The meeting is from 5:40-6:30 p.m. For more information, call Jane at 252-223-3045.
EMERALD ISLE STAMP CLUB meets 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month in the back of the Emerald Isle Police Department building on Highway 58. Anyone interested in collecting stamps is welcome. The club is celebrating its 25th year. For more information, call George Kuhhorn at 252-354-5127.
FORT MACON SAIL AND POWER SQUADRON meets the third Monday of every month. They offer boating education, social programs and vessel safety checks. Formore information, call 252-571-9129 or visit www.fmsps.org.
MOVIN’ ON AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN meets the fourth Thursday of each month at Hampton Inn and Suites, 225 Old Hammock Road in Swansboro. For more information, call 910-325-0508.
F.I.S.H. GOUP MEETINGS: CHRIST-CENTERED 12 STEP RECOVERY 5-6:30 p.m. Sundays at Cape Carteret Baptist Church and 5:30-7 p.m. Fridays at the Carteret County Peer Recovery Center in Morehead City. This event is open to all friends of recovery. for more information, contact Bev Stone at the Peer Recovery Center by calling 252-222-3888.
SINGLES OUT ‘N ABOUT a social group open to single adults. Now in its 14th year, meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month to schedule activities. For time, location and more information, contact Ginger at 252-349-4639.
BEAUFORT GARDEN CLUB 10 a.m. the first Thursday of every month, at Ann Street United Methodist Church in Beaufort. Social starts at 9:30 a.m. followed by the meeting.
SOUTHERN BELLES Meets 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays at Cape Carteret Presbyterian Church. The four-part harmony singing group for women is now accepting new members. For more information, call Mary Helen Casey at 252-354-2925.
COASTAL CAROLINA ‘A’S’ RESTORERS CLUB 6 p.m. second Monday of the month at the Golden Corral on Martin Luther King Blvd. in New Bern. The Model “A” Restores Club, founded in 1952, encourages members to acquire, restore, preserve, exhibit and make use of the Model “A” Ford and to enjoy the fellowship of other Model “A” Ford owners around the world. For more information, call 252-943-4373 or 252-503-3470 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.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.
NC 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 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.
ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF AMERICA, MOREHEAD CITY CHAPTER 7 p.m. first Tuesday of the month, Carteret Community College, Bryant Center. Call 252-726-6351.
CAPE LOOKOUT FLYFISHERS 6 p.m. the third Friday of each month from March to November, Cox’s Restaurant, 4109 Arendell St., Morehead City.
CELEBRATE RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP meets at 6 p.m. each Monday, South Banks Community Church, West Ridge Center, Morehead City. For more information, contact Milton Thompson at 252-525-3402.
NARCONON reminds families that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get a loved one help if they are at risk. Visit www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/blog/naloxone-availability.html to learn about the overdose reversing drug known as naloxone and find out its availability in your state. Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all types of drugs. Narconon also offers free assessments and referrals. Call 800-431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSolution.com for details.
CRYSTAL COAST DECORATIVE PAINTERS 10 a.m.-2 p.m. fourth Saturday of the month, Western Park Community Center, Cedar Point. Painters of all levels welcome. The organization holds classes, seminars and is involved in community service projects. Call 252-247-7827 for more information.
CRYSTAL COAST QUILTERS’ GUILD meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month, Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church, Atlantic Beach. Members enjoy learning through workshops and programs and are active in community service projects. Visitors are welcome. Call 252-808-4060.
MINDFULNESS MEDITATION GROUP 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Coastal Unitarian Church, 1300 Evans St., Morehead City. The group practices silent mindfulness meditation to reduce stress. Free. Call 252-240-2283.
TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY (TOPS) Newport Chapter 0602 meets Thursdays, Fort Benjamin Park, 100 McQueen Ave., Newport. Weigh-in begins 4:30 p.m.; the meeting follows at 5:30 p.m. Call 252-223-3045 for details. Morehead City Chapter 543 meets from 4:45 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, in the meeting room of First Presbyterian Church, 1604 Arendell St. Call 252-240-0899 for details.
CARTERET CARE PARTNERS 2 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at Grace Presbyterian Church, Beaufort, and fourth Wednesday of the month at Unitarian Coastal Fellowship, Morehead City. This is a support network for family caregivers of all types, is a safe place to share the joys and struggles of care giving and to network for resources and information. Caregivers are welcome to bring their care recipients. Recipients meet in a separate room with activities geared for them. For more information, contact Sally White at 252-622-1978 or email@example.com, or LaVera Parato at 252-422-6139 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEYOND THIS WEEK
SPRING BREAK CAMP Monday-Friday, April 17-21, at Fort Benjamin Recreation Center in Newport. This camp is for those ages 6-10 and offers activities, games and adventures. The cost is $65 per participant for the week. Preregistration is required. For more information, call 252-808-3301 or visit ccpr.recdesk.com.
SPRING BREAK HOLIDAY CAMP 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, April 17-21, at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher St., Morehead City. This camp is for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The weekly cost is $60 for Morehead City residents or $90 for non-city residents. Campers need to provide their lunches daily. Camp staff supervises recreational activities in the classroom, game room, gymnasium and playground. For more information, go to https://moreheadcity.nc.gov/home-parks-recreation/ or call 252-726-5083.
NC AQUARIUM AT PINE KNOLL SHORES SPRING BREAK CAMPS 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, April 18-20, at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Spring break camps combine fun and learninginto adventures for children during the holiday break. Participants will enjoy outdoor activities, animal interactions, discovery labs and behind-the-scenes actions. This camp is open for children in first through fifth grade. Advance registration is required. The cost is $40 per day for nonmembers and $36 per day for members. For more information, call 252-247-4003.
BLOOD DRIVE 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, 1 Roosevelt Blvd., Pike Knoll Shores.
NATURAL SIDE OF FORT MACON 10 a.m. Thursday, April 20, May 4, May 11, May 18 and May 25, at Fort Macon State Park. Meet in the visitor center lobby for a leisurely hike exploring the natural side of Fort Macon. The hike will cover the trail and beach. For more information, call 252-726-3775.
PARTY FOR THE PLANET Friday-Sunday, April 21-23, at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Celebrate Earth Day with the aquarium during Party for the Planet. Special programs and activities will focus on conservation connection. Learn what you can do to help the animals and their habitats. Free with admission or membership. For more information, call 252-247-4003.
BLOOD DRIVE 2-7 p.m. Friday, April 21, at the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center, 203 Leisure Lane, Emerald Isle.
STATEWIDE STAR PARTY 7 p.m. Friday, April 21, at Fort Macon State Park. Fort Macon State Park will host a site for the N.C. Science Festival’s Statewide Star Party. The Crystal Coast Stargazers astronomy club will be on hand with their members and equipment to help out. The rain date is Saturday, April 22. For more information, call 252-726-3775.
PRE BOOK LAUNCH PARTY 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, at 217 Front St. in Beaufort. The Beaufort Historical Association is excited to partner with author Kristy Harvey for a pre book launch party for her latest book, Slightly South of Simple. The book officially launches in New York City, N.Y., on Tuesday, April 25, so this is a chance to get the book before it is available in stores. The event will be held at the historic waterfront home of Will and Kristy Harvey at 217 Front Street in Beaufort on Friday, April 21 at 6:30 pm. Food will be preparedby Vivian Howard of Chef and TheFarmer and a chance to meet and mingle with Ms. Harvey. will make this a great event. Tickets are $100 and include a copy of Slightly South of Simple. All proceeds from the event benefit the Beaufort Historical Association. Call 252-728-5225 for more information.
LULAROE FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at St. Peter’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Parish hall, 503 W. Broad St., Swansboro. A light lunch by donations will be served at 12:30 p.m. Proceeds will be used for community outreach. For more information, contact Rosemary Dow at 910-750-4175.
PUBLICK DAY 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Beaufort Historic Site. This old fashioned flea market will feature vendors selling antiques and collectibles, art, crafts, handmade jewelry, books, food and much more. No admission charge. To become a vendor a 10-by-10 space is available. For more information, contact Sidney Hunter at the BHA at 252-728-5225 or visit the website atwww.beauforthistoricsite.org.
LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, April 22-23, at Fort Macon State Park. Re-enactors with the 1st NC Volunteers will be spending the weekend at the fort presenting the public with special events and programs. For more information, call 252-726-3775.
BLOOD DRIVE 1-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at St. James United Methodist Church’s Community Life Center, 1011 Orange St., Newport.
BLOOD DRIVE 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 28, at the Carteret County Health Department, 3820 Bridges St., Morehead City.
MOSQUITO RUN 5K/WALK 8 a.m. Saturday, May 6, at Fort Macon State Park. Sign up on runtheeast.com for this fundraising trail race that supports the Friends of Fort Macon. Early registration is $30 until Monday, April 24. For more information, call 252-726-3775.
BEAUFORT WINE AND FOOD WEEKEND Wednesday-Sunday, April 26-30. 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 www.beaufortwineandfood.com.
FREE MEDICARE SEMINAR 1 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the Leon Mann Jr. Enrichment Center in Morehead City. The seminar will be presented by SHIIP, the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program. It is a division of the N.C. Department of Insurance that offers free, objective information about Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare prescription drug plans, Medicare fraud and abuse and long term care insurance. The seminar is open to anyone new to Medicare or interested in learning more about Medicare. The seminar will include a question and answer session. To register, call 252-247-2626. For more information, contact Beth Simpson.
INTERNATIONAL SUPERHERO DAY 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, at AB Ice Cream & Candy Shoppe in Atlantic Beach. Project Superhero Inc. will host a toy drive. Bring an unwrapped superhero toy to be donated to children in need and get a free kids ice cream cone. Superheroes will be on hand to take free superhero selfies with everyone who visits, no purchase necessary. AB Ice Cream will donate 10 percent of the day’s proceeds to Project Superhero Inc. More details at www.projectsuperhero.org.
CRYSTAL COAST SPORTS & RECREATION EXPO 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City. There will be vendors, prizes, demonstrations, games and activities. The cost is $2 per person. For more information, call 252-808-3301 or visit ccpr.recdesk.com.
FORT TOURS 11 a.m. noon, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. daily in May at Fort Macon State Park. For more information, call 252-726-3775.
‘THE POLAR BEAR CONNECTION: REPORT FROM CHURCHILL, MANITOBA, CANADA’ 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, at the Craven County Public Library, 400 Johnson St., New Bern. Sam Bland, nature photographer, writer and naturalist will discuss photography that captures polar bears at the shores of the Hudson Bay for their annual seal hunt and a natural history of the area. There will be a discussion about how polar bears are an indicator species for climate change. This event will have a meet and greet from 6:30 to 7 p.m. with the presentation starting at 7. It is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. The event is sponsored by the Nature Coalition and the Croatan Group of the Sierra Club. For more information, visit https://croatangroup.wordpress.com.
MUSKET-FIRING DEMONSTRATION 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 3, at Fort Macon State Park. Learn about a Civil War-era musket’s history, loading procedures and firing. Participants will meet at the fort. This event repeats every Wednesday in May. For more information, call 252-726-3775.
DETOX INTRO AND HEALTH TIP WORKSHOPS 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, at the Carteret Community College Bryant Building conference room, first floor. Receive guidance and recipes to get started and incorporate ways to detox your body a little every day. Participants will explore the many health benefits and detox tips to improve symptoms of body aches, lack of energy, brain fog, headaches and frequent illness. Handouts include recipes and resources. The class is $15. For more information, visit www.yogawellnessnc.com or contact the instructor, Theresa Jade Morton at 252-646-3923.
43RD ANNUAL WOODEN BOAT SHOW 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 6, 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 www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.
10TH ANNUAL BEAUFORT BOATBUILDING CHALLENGE Saturday, May 6, 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.
WRESTLING EVENT 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Carteret County Shrine Club 1411 Highway 101 north of Beaufort. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m. Presale tickets are $8 for and $5 for children. At the door, tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children. Preorder tickets on PayPal with email@example.com.
BUNCO BEACH BRUNCH 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at the Coral Bay Club in Atlantic Beach. This event will feature prizes, a raffle, silent auction and cash bar. Brunch starts at 12:30 p.m., and bunco starts at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person. All proceeds support the Sally Smith Memorial Scholarship and the Sally Smith Professional Development Fund. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.cccfoundation.org.
BALSAM RANGE CONCERT 7 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at Carteret Community College. This event is brought to the Crystal Coast by the Rotary Club of Morehead City. Tickets are $30 for advanced, reserved seating and $35 at the door. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.carteretcommunitytheatre.com.
SHORELINE RESTORATION PROJECT Tuesday, May 16, at the Trinity Center in Salter Path. The N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores and the N.C. Coastal Federation will host this project. The event is free, but registration is required. For more information, call 252-247-4003.
ASTRONOMY 8 p.m. Friday, May 19, at Fort Macon State Park. Meet at the bathhouse to view space through a telescope and learn more about our universe. For more information, call 252-726-3775.
BEAUFORT MUSIC FESTIVAL Friday-Saturday, May 19-20. This free multi-day, multi-genre music festival will be held at the Beaufort Historic Site. For more information, visit www.beaufortmusicfestival.com.
ATLANTIC BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at the Atlantic Beach circle. Admission is free. Pets and glass containers are prohibited. Details and sponsorship forms can be found at www.atlanticbeach-nc.com. For more information, contact special event coordinator Meredith Joyner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-725-2808.
CRYSTAL COAST BOAT SHOW Saturday-Sunday, May 20-21, 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 252-8080440 or visit www.crystalcoastboatshow.com.
POKER RUN 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at Newport VFW Post 8986, 1316 Hibbs Road, Newport. This event is held on Armed Forces Day to benefit the prevention of suicide. The VFW Post has partnered with giveanhour.org, that provides complementary and confidential services to veterans in mental crisis. There will be a blessing of the bikes at 11:15 a.m. to start the event. The cost is $15 per bike and $5 per rider. Cars are welcome to participate. Food and prizes are included in the cost. If people would like to donate, send a check to VFW Post 8986, Attn: Poker Run.
ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY Saturday, May 20, at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Become more aware of conservation efforts and learn how you can help animals and their habitats. The aquarium will highlight and bring awareness to endangered species through activities and crafts. Free with admission or membership. For more information, call 252-247-4003.
MUSKET-FIRING DEMONSTRATION 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. a.m. Sunday, May 28, at Fort Macon State Park. Learn about a Civil War-era musket’s history, loading procedures and firing. Participants will meet at the fort. For more information, call 252-726-3775.
2017 BEACH RUN SERIES 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, May 30, and Aug. 15, as well as Thursday, June 15, June 29, July 13 and July 27, at the Atlantic Beach circle. 1M, 5K and 10K offered. Runs are on the beach at the Atlantic Beach circle. $50 for series (includes T-shirt) or $7 per race. Preregistration suggested but not required. Registration begins 5:15 p.m., and all races begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 252-808-3301 or visit ccpr.recdesk.com.
A BIRD’S-EYE VIEW: FREE FLIGHT BIRD SHOW 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily starting Saturday, May 27, at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Flock to the Big Rock Theater to get a close look at some birds. The show highlights the unique features of various owls, hawks, pelicans, vultures and other species. This event is free with aquarium admission. For more information, call 252-247-4003.
EVENING GUN 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at Fort Macon State Park. Meet in the fort to watch a 19th century cannon be loaded and fired in the military tradition of the Evening Gun. U.S. Coast Guard Base Fort Macon will provide the cannon crew. For more information, call 252-726-3775.
10TH ANNUAL KAYAK FOR THE WARRIORS Saturday, June 3, 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.
CRYSTAL COAST MUSIC FESTIVAL 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 3. The headlining act is NEEDTOBREATHE. Tickets are $30 plus fees. To keep up to date on the festival information or to purchase tickets, visit www.crystalcoastmusicfest.org.
BIG ROCK BLUE MARLIN TOURNAMENT Friday-Saturday, June 9-17, 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 www.thebigrock.com.
KELI WAGNER LADY ANGLER (KWLA) TOURNAMENT Saturday, June 10, on the Morehead City waterfront. This event coincides with the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament. For more information, call 252-2247-3575.
CROATAN HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA CAMPMonday-Friday, June 12-16, June 26-30 and July 31-Aug. 4, at Croatan High School. This camp is for pre-K through rising ninth grade students. The end of each week will feature a performance. The first week is “Grimm Brother’s Fairy Tales.” Week two is “Medieval Times” and week three is Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty.” Lunch will be provided by Carteret County Summer Food Service. Water day is each Thursday. This camp is directed by Ashton Humphrey. Sign up by emailing Mr. Humphrey at email@example.com.
BRIDGE CLUBS OF CARTERET COUNTY LONGEST DAY BRIDGE GAME 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, at First Presbyterian Church in Morehead City. On June 21, bridge clubs from all over the country will be playing for the purpose of raising money for the Alzheimer’s Association. This is an ACBL sanctioned game, with an open pairs and a 299'rs section. There will also be a section for social bridge. The fee for this event is a minimum $15 per person (tax deductible) donation to the Alzheimer's Association. This includes a light lunch, door prizes, raffles and the game. To sign up, or for more information, contact Susan Cetner at firstname.lastname@example.org or (home phone) 252-622-4488 or (text) 252-623-9076. The sign up will end on Saturday, June 10, or if the maximum number seats are taken. All checks are to be made payable to CCBC/Alzheimer’s.
SOCCER CAMP 9-11 a.m. and 9-noon Monday-Thursday, June 12-15, at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher St. The first session is for ages 4-6 and costs $50, and the second session is for ages 7-15 and costs $65. The camp will offer a soccer experience with an emphasis on fun, skill development, tactics and competition for youth ages 4-15. Concentration will be placed on establishing basic skills such as shooting, trapping, dribbling and building upon these skills through staff demonstration and instruction. Those interested should register by Friday, June 9. For more information, contact Kirk Peterson 252-726-5083, ext. 3 or by email at email@example.com.
SUMMER DAY CAMP Monday-Friday, June 19-Aug. 12, at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher St. The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department sponsors an eight-week Summer Camp Program for children ages 3-12. Camp staff supervises daily activities and field trips. The department promotes fun recreational and educational activities in the daily program of games, sports, arts and crafts and field trips. For more information, call 252-726-5083. The Pre/Post Summer Camp Program provides childcare for children ages 6-12. The program operates from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pre-camp runs from Monday-Friday, June 12-16, Post Camp 1 runs from Monday-Friday, Aug.14-18 and Post Camp 2 will be Monday-Friday, Aug.21-25 at a cost of $60 per week for Morehead City residents and $90 per week for non-city residents.
CORE SOUND ANNIVERSARY LUNCHEON Friday June 23, at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island. This event is part of the museum’s 25th anniversary celebration. For more information, call 252-728-1500.
57TH ANNUAL OLD HOMES AND GARDENS TOUR 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 23-24, in historic Beaufort. This 57th annual walking tour of private homes, gardens, churches and historic places is the last full weekend in June. Site 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.
ANTIQUE SHOW AND SALE Friday-Sunday, June 23-25, at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City. Held in conjunction with the Beaufort Old Homes and Gardens Tour, the Antique Show and Sale features more than 40 booths of antiques and collectibles, as well a gourmet tea room. For more information, call 252-728-5225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CORE SOUND COMMUNITY DAY: CELEBRATING ALL OUR TRADITIONS CORE SOUND GALLERY DEDICATION Saturday, June 24, at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island. This event is part of the museum’s 25th anniversary celebration. For more information, call 252-728-1500.
BEGINNER TENNIS CAMP 9-10 a.m. Monday-Wednesday, June 26-28, or Monday-Wednesday, July 31-Aug. 2, at Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher St. The camp for ages 5-9 will offer an exciting tennis experience with an emphasis on fun, skill development, tactics and competition. Concentration will be placed on establishing basic skills through staff demonstration and instruction. The camp will emphasize technique tactics in an intense training environment. The camp will be divided to age and skill level, so the content of the camp as well as the intensity will be structured to meet the varying needs of the different participants. The cost is $25. Those interested should register for the first session by Friday, June 23, or the second session by Friday, July 21. For more information, contact Kirk Peterson at 252-726-5083, ext. 3 or email email@example.com.
COUNTYWIDE FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS AND ENTERTAINMENT Tuesday, July 4. For details for each town’s celebration on the tourism authority’s website, visit www.crystalcoastnc.org.
ALL-AMERICAN FISH FRY Saturday, July 8, at at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island. This event is part of the museum’s 25th anniversary celebration. For more information, call 252-728-1500.
BARTA BOYS & GIRLS CLUB BILLFISH TOURNAMENT Thursday-Saturday, July 13-15, at the Beaufort town docks. During this event, enjoy offshore or in-shore fishing on the coast. For more information or to register, visit www.bartabillfish.com.
BRITISH SOCCER CAMP Monday-Friday, July 17-21, at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher St. The camp will offer soccer experience with international staff focused on teaching skills and character to youth ages 3-16. Concentration will be placed on establishing agility, balance and coordination skills, as well as soccer skills such as shooting, tackling and dribbling. The camp will be divided to age and skill level, so the content of the camp as well as the intensity will be structured to meet the varying needs of the different participants. Divisions are: Mini Soccer: 3-5 years, 5:15-6:45 p.m. $112; Golden Goal, 8-16 years, 1-3 p.m. $45; Half-Day, 6-12 years, 9 a.m. to noon, $136; and Advance Player, 9-16 years, 9 a.m. to noon, $136. For more information, contact Kirk Peterson 252-726-5083, ext. 3 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEAUFORT PIRATE INVASION Friday-Saturday, Aug. 11-12, 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 over 100 pirate and militia re-enactors as they overrun the town. Enjoy historical demonstrations such as sword fighting and cannon firing and see black powder weapons display, a mock trial and hanging and so much more.
SUMMER TASTE OF CORE SOUND Friday, Aug. 25, at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island. This event is part of the museum’s 25th anniversary celebration. For more information, call 252-728-1500.
EMERALD ISLE MUSIC FESTIVAL Saturday, Sept. 30. Planning is currently underway for this year’s festival. To keep up to date on the festival information, visit www.emeraldisle-nc.org.
NC SEAFOOD FESTIVAL Friday-Sunday, Oct. 6-8, 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.
SOUND TO SEA PAINT OUT AND ART SHOW AND SALE Friday-Sunday, Oct. 6-8, on Emerald Isle. This event is hosted by Irene Bailey Fine Art Portraits, sponsored by the Oil Painters of America and supported by the Seaside Arts Council. This event is free to artists. Artist find places to paint on Emerald Isle or surrounding area on Saturday. Some home owners who want their view painted will be given to artist with maps and name tags Friday night at registration social at Irene Bailey’s Studio. Artists will also have their canvases stamped for the people’s choice cash award on Sunday at the Art Show and Sale. The paintings must be hangable. All artists whether they paint Plein Air or not, are invited to exhibit and sell their work at the Art Show on Sunday. Participants need to register Friday night. All artists will be responsible for their display equipment such as easels, table, chairs and tent or umbrellas. For more information, contact Ms. Bailey at 252-723-3258 or email@example.com.
KITE FEST 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 28-29, at the Sands Villas Resort in Atlantic Beach. Eventgoers will be able to see kites of all sizes and participate in different activities. There will be a special night fly 6 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 252-247-7011.
VETERANS DAY PARADE 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, along Arendell Street in Morehead City. This is the largest Veterans Day parade in the state and features veterans, Boy Scout troops, antique vehicles, county police officers, fire departments and EMS, as well as high school marching bands and more. For more information, call 252-728-8440.
CORE SOUND WATERFOWL WEEKEND Friday-Sunday, Dec. 1-3, 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 on Sunday morning. For more information, call 252-728-1500 or visit www.coresound.com.
CRYSTAL COAST CHRISTMAS FLOTILLA 5:30-6:45 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. 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 www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.
CORE SOUND DECOY FESTIVAL Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 2-3, at Harkers Island Elementary School. The festival has many attractions that include antique decoy exhibits, retriever demonstrations, competitions including 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 many vendors who flock to the festival each year. For more information, visit www.decoyguild.com.
BEAUFORT CANDLELIGHT HOMES TOUR 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, in downtown Beaufort. During this event, historic homes, as well as beds and breakfasts and inns can be toured in candlelight. For more information, call 252-728-5225.