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Kids and Family
GLOW IN THE DARK PARTY FAMILY DANCE 6-8 p.m. Saturday, May 11 at at Fort Benjamin Park in Newport. Spend a glowing evening enjoying dancing and refreshments. The cost to register is $30. Online registration is available at ccpr.recdesk.com.
EMERALD ISLE PARKS AND RECREATION AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation is currently enrolling for the after-school program for the 2019-20 school year. The after-school program runs from 3:30-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Children who attend must be students in kindergarten through fifth grade at White Oak Elementary School. Space is limited to 20 children. Participants are given a snack each day while they complete their homework, followed by organized physical activities, either in the gymnasium or on the playground. Arts and crafts, as well as other special activities are also offered on a regular basis. For more information about the program, contact Sheila Lowe, facilities coordinator, at 252-354-6350 or email@example.com.
BEAUFORT LITTLE LEAGUE SPRING BASEBALL SIGNUPS There will be weekday practices and games. The signups are for children ages 4-12. For more information and to register, visit beaufortlittleleague.org/.
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.
INTERMEDIATE OIL PAINTING 9 a.m. to noon Mondays until May 27 at Bailey Studio Art School, 905 Ocean Drive, Emerald Isle. Irene Bailey will instruct the classes, which are $85. For more information, call 252-723-3258 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEGINNERS OIL PAINTING 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays until May 28 at Bailey Studio Art School, 905 Ocean Drive, Emerald Isle. Irene Bailey will instruct the classes, which are $85. For more information, call 252-723-3258 or email email@example.com.
BASIC DRAWING CLASSES 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays until May 22 at Bailey Studio Art School, 905 Ocean Drive, Emerald Isle. Deb Covington will instruct the classes, which are $85. For more information, call 336-688-1760 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
OPEN STUDIO WITH MODEL 1-4 p.m. Monday, May 13 and Monday, May 20 at Bailey Studio Art School, 905 Ocean Drive, Emerald Isle. The cost is $15 per session. For more information, call 252-723-3258 or email email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
‘WORKING’ 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 10-11, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 12 at West Carteret High School’s auditorium. This is a musical from the book by Studs Terkel, adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $6 for students.
‘ALICE – THE MUSICAL’ 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11 and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 12 at Joslyn Hall on the campus of Carteret Community College. Dance Arts Studio Academy of Performing Arts presents “Alice – The Musical,” based on Alice in Wonderland. Directed by Katie Dixon, this musical is fun for families and all ages. Tickets are available at the door only and are $5 for all ages. A child sitting on a parent’s lap will be admitted for free. For more information, email email@example.com or call 252-726-1720.
ATLANTIC BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at the Atlantic Beach circle. Admission is free. Pets and glass containers are prohibited. Details and sponsorship forms can be found at atlanticbeach-nc.com. For more information, contact special event coordinator Meredith Joyner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-725-2808.
SUNSHINE BAND PERFORMANCE 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18 at Jaycee Park, 807 Shepard St., Morehead City. This event is part of the Crystal Coast Boat Show. For more information, call 252-808-0440 or visit crystalcoastboatshow.com.
DJ RAYMOND RIGSBEE PERFORMANCE 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at Jaycee Park, 807 Shepard St., Morehead City. This event is part of the Crystal Coast Boat Show. For more information, call 252-808-0440 or visit crystalcoastboatshow.com.
DJ RAYMOND RIGSBEE PERFORMANCE 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19 at Jaycee Park, 807 Shepard St., Morehead City. This event is part of the Crystal Coast Boat Show. For more information, call 252-808-0440 or visit crystalcoastboatshow.com.
BEAUFORT MUSIC FESTIVAL Friday-Saturday, May 17-18. This free multi-day, multi-genre music festival will be held at Gallants Channel. For more information, visit beaufortmusicfestival.com.
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES 7-8:30 p.m. Saturdays at Jaycee Park, 807 Shepard St., Morehead City. The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department sponsors a summer concert series from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. These performances are free and open to the public. For more information on the concert series, contact Kirk Peterson at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 252-726-5083, ext. 3. The lineup includes West Carteret High School Jazz Band, May 25; Likwid Pickle, June 1; Built for Comfort Band, June 8; The Backbeat, June 15; Seaside Band, June 22; The Central Park Band, June 29; ThrillBillies, July 6; Jan Michael Fields Band, July 13; The Donald Thompson Band, July 20; Freeway, July 27; Expressions, Aug. 3; Calico Creek Bluegrass Band, Aug. 10; Naked Knees, Aug. 17; Kudubi, Aug. 24; and 4EverAll, Aug. 31. The Main Event Band will provide a special concert Thursday, July 4.
CARTERET COMMUNITY SUNSHINE BAND SPRING REHEARSALS 7 p.m. Mondays at the Croatan High School band room. New members are welcome. More information can be found on the Carteret Community Sunshine Band’s Facebook page.
Food and Drink
FRIDAYS WITH RODNEY 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 10 at the History Museum of Carteret County, 1008 Arendell St., Morehead City. During the presentation, Rodney Kemp will discuss “Up West and Down East: The Geography of Carteret County.” Why is South River above North River? When going from Portsmouth to Cape Lookout why are we going “up the Banks?” What does the word “sound” really mean when attached to a body of water? Why do we use the words Bogue Banks, Shackleford Banks or Core Banks, when they are all just one bank? Mr. Kemp’s presentation will regard the origins of Carteret County’s geographical names and sites is a look at the past. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and is $13 for Carteret County Historical Society members and $16 for nonmembers. The program only starts at noon and is free for CCHS members and $8.50 for nonmembers. Call 252-247-7533, ext. 1, or stop by the history museum by 4 p.m. Thursday prior to the event to reserve your lunch.
MEATLESS MONDAY, POTLUCK AND DISCUSSION: ‘EFFECTS OF MEAT ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND YOU’ 6 p.m. Monday, May 13 at Unitarian Coastal Fellowship, 1300 Evans St., Morehead City. This event is sponsored by the Carteret Local Food Network and the Unitarian Coastal Fellowship. For more information, visit carteretlocalfoodnetwork.org or ucfnc.org.
BHA LUNCH AND LEARN noon Wednesday, May 15 at Clawson’s 1905 Restaurant in Beaufort. The Beaufort Historical Association will be hosting author Deborah Van Dyken and illustrator Susan Mason for a three-course, family-style luncheon at Clawson’s. Ms. Van Dyken and Ms. Mason will make a presentation and answer questions about their children’s book, The Little Turkle. Tickets for the luncheon and book talk are $35 and include a book for half price. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 252-728-5225 or email email@example.com.
NEWPORT FIRE DEPARTMENT MOTHER’S DAY PLANT SALE 3-7 p.m. Friday, May 10, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 11 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 12 at Joyce and Associates Construction Inc., 6994 Highway 70 in Newport. There will be T-shirts available and barbecue sandwich plates Saturday.
LITTER CLEANUP 9-11 a.m. Saturday, May 11 on Crow Hill Road. This event is sponsored by the Crystal Coast Waterkeeper. The staging area and parking will be determined. Those interested in participating should sign up at facebook.com/events/595347544292598/.
BUY ONE GET ONE ON DRESSES, SKIRTS, JACKETS AND PURSES IN HONOR OF MOTHER’S DAY 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Saturday, May 11 at Caroline’s Collectables, 3716 Arendell St., Morehead City. Shop to stop domestic violence. Proceeds benefit Carteret County Domestic Violence Program Safe House. You are also able to support CCDVP with donations needed by visiting carteretdomesticviolence.com/wish-list.
CRYSTAL COAST QUILTERS GUILD 34TH ANNUAL JUDGED QUILT SHOW 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, May 17-18 at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City. Quilts of all sizes will be on display, along with several special exhibits.
CRYSTAL COAST BOAT SHOW Saturday-Sunday, May 18-19 on the Morehead City waterfront. The boat show attracts thousands of people from all over eastern North Carolina and features in-water and on-shore boats, vendors and a vintage car show. In conjunction with the Arts Council of Carteret County, the ARTrageous art event will be held during the boat show. All events are free to the public. For more information, call 252-808-0440 or visit crystalcoastboatshow.com.
46TH ANNUAL MOREHEAD CITY CHAPTER AACA ANTIQUE AUTO SHOW Saturday, May 18 in the parking lot at the corner of Arendell and 9th streets in Morehead City. This event is held in conjunction with the Crystal Coast Boat Show. It is open to all AACA classes modified and custom autos manufactured between 1896 and 1994. Day of show registration is $20. Registration will be open from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Awards presented to all classes at 3 p.m. Dash plaques and refreshments for all registered participants. For more information, contact Jim Kraft, chapter president, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE SAILBOAT RIDES 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at the 10th Street beach in Morehead City. This event is offered by Sail Carteret and is a part of the Crystal Coast Boat Show. For more information, call 252-808-0440 or visit crystalcoastboatshow.com.
CARTERET COUNTY HOME BUILDER ASSOCIATION ‘BUILDER THROWDOWN’ CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT noon Sunday, May 19 at the 800 block of Arendell Street in Morehead City. This event is part of the Crystal Coast Boat Show. For more information, call 252-808-0440 or visit crystalcoastboatshow.com.
FREE SAILBOAT RIDES 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19 at the 10th Street beach in Morehead City. This event is offered by Sail Carteret and is a part of the Crystal Coast Boat Show. For more information, call 252-808-0440 or visit crystalcoastboatshow.com.
TAKE THE TROOPS FISHING Saturday, June 1 at Jaycee Park and the Depot Park, 1001 Arendell St. in Morehead City. Organizers will take approximately 350 soldiers out on the water fishing and entertain hundreds of family members back on land. There will be boat rides, Carrot Island pony tours, Sugarloaf Island tours, a kid’s dockside fishing derby and more. A captain’s meeting is set for 6 p.m. Friday, May 31 at the Morehead City train depot. For more information, call 919-721-1458 and leave a voicemail or visit militaryappreciationday.org. Take the Troops Fishing is a nonprofit organization. Donations can be set to Military Appreciation Day Inc., P.O. Box 77453, Charlotte, NC.
SWANSBORO HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATING CLASS OF 1969 is planning their 50th class reunion Saturday, June 1. Classmates should be hearing from the committee soon, but if not, call 910-325-0864.
WRITING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help with the work being done at the Jack Goodwin Research Library at the History Museum of Carteret County. Those who have a love of history and writing can stop by the museum at 1008 Arendell St., Morehead City, for more information.
TRENT RIVER DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB OPEN GAMES 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the New Bern Golf and Country Club. Former, current and new players are encouraged to attend. The club will provide refreshments. The game fee is $5 per player. For more information, contact Mitchell Riley at 252-515-6044 or email email@example.com.
GOLD STAR FAMILIES WANTED Maria Myers, a Gold Star Mother, is hoping to have a Gold Star Family Memorial Monument erected in the county. She is looking for Gold Star families who would interested in the monument. For more information, contact Ms. Myers at 252-342-3728 or visit www.facebook.com/ccgsf or www.ccgsf.org.
HOPE MISSION THRIFT STORE 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The store has two locations at 1502 and 1504 Bridges St. For pick up of large furniture items, please call 252-240-2359.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Carteret County Aging Services, located at the Senior Center, 3820 Galantis Drive in Morehead, is looking for a few volunteers who would be able to deliver a noon meal one day a week (weekday) to a homebound senior in the area. They have need for someone to regularly deliver a route once a week and for substitutes when regular volunteers aren’t able to deliver. Deliveries take about one to one and a halfhours. Contact Diana or Mary K at 252-247-2626 for more information.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR C.O.A.C.H. HOPE, a local nonprofit organization that continues to strive and expand its programs and services to youth within the community. For more information and a list of additional opportunities and an application, visit www.coach-hope.org or email a letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
INTRODUCTION TO WOODEN BOATBUILDING 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, May 18-19 at the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center in Beaufort. Students explore the art of boatbuilding in this two-day, hands-on course, beginning with lofting and moving on to the setup, steam bending and different methods of creating the back bone of small boats. They also learn planking methods, both carvel and lapstrake, and use of appropriate fasteners. After two days, students will have the knowledge, skill and confidence to choose a design and style of boat to build on their own. The minimum age is 16 years old. The fee is $135 or $121.50 for Friend of the Museum members. Advanced registration is required. For more information, call 252-504-7758 or visit thewatercraftcenter.com. Other dates are June 22-23, July 13-14, Aug. 24-25, Sept. 14-15, Oct. 12-13 and Nov. 16-17.
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
BALLROOM AND SHAG CLASSES start Friday, May 10 at Carolina Strut in Morehead City. These are six week sessions. The ballroom and shag classes are $60 per person. For more information, call Joy Williams at 919-920-3658.
SUMMER BEACH RUN SERIES Join in the fun with a run on the sand. This series offers 1 mile, 5K or 10K. It is fun for the entire family and no running experience is needed. All ages and skill levels are welcome. The series takes place on the beach at the Atlantic Beach Circle near the bath house. Registration and check in is from 5:15-6:15 p.m. All races start promptly at 6:30 p.m. Individual races are $7 per person or $50 for the series and include a 2019 T-shirt. Save time and preregister online. The race dates are Thursday, May 23, Thursday, June 6, Thursday, June 20, Tuesday, July 23, Tuesday, Aug. 6 and Tuesday, Aug 20. On Aug. 20, the 1M and 5K will take place only, followed by award ceremony. For more details and to register and pay online, visit ccpr.recdesk.com.
GENTLE YOGA 101 WORKSHOP 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 28 and noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30 at Carteret Community College’s Camp Glenn Building. The fee is $10 per session. This session will help you feel more confident to begin yoga or refine your current practice. Become familiar with safe alignment and modifications helpful for your body including chair variations. We will finish with a guided relaxation, allowing you to connect to your peace within. It is appropriate for all ages. No prior yoga is needed. Please bring a mat and blanket. For more information, contact Jade Morton at 252-646-3923 or visit YogaWellnessNC.com.
2019 EI YOUTH FISHING DERBY 9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 8 at Bogue Inlet Pier. The event is free and open to kids ages 5-12. Prizes will be awarded in categories ranging from the first fish caught to the largest fish caught. Rods and reels will not be provided. Bait will be provided (while supplies last) or bring your own. Preregistration is required (limited to 100 youth) and runs through Thursday, June 6. To register stop by the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center, call 252- 354-6350 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOUNT OLIVE SUMMER SOCCER CAMP 9-11 a.m. June 10-13 at Rotary Park, 2200 Mayberry Loop Road, Morehead City. The camp will offer an exciting soccer experience with an emphasis on fun, skill development, tactics and competition. Concentration will be placed on establishing basic skills such as shooting, trapping, dribbling and building upon these skills through staff demonstration and instruction. The camp will be divided to age and skill level, so the content of the camp, as well as the intensity will be structured to meet the varying needs of the different participants. All participants should wear comfortable clothing for soccer, must wear shin guards and bring a soccer ball and a water bottle. Boys and girls ages 4-6 will meet from 9 to 11 a.m., and the cost is $50. Boys and girls ages 7-15 will meet from 9 a.m. to noon, and the cost is $70. Make checks payable to Sean Brennan at 706 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC 28557. The registration deadline is Friday, June 7. For more information, contact Mr. Brennan at 804-615-1218 or by email at email@example.com. Registration will be accepted at the Morehead City Parks & Recreation Department office located at 1600 Fisher St.
EASTERN NC JUNIOR GOLF LEAGUE The Junior Golf League is aimed to provide quality education, skill development and great fun at age appropriate competition for boys and girls ages 10-18. The player’s age on June 1 determines which age group they will compete in for the year. The cost is $60, which covers all green fees for practice and matches, plus a team golf shirt. The practice schedule will be announced. Registration forms are available at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher St., or online at moreheadcitync.org. Submit by mail (check payable to MCPRD): MCPRD, 706 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC 28557.
ADULT DANCE HIP HOP CLASS 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher St., Morehead City. The class will be a fun dance workout great for all ages and levels. No experience is required. Bring a bottle of water. There is a $5 drop-in fee. Please contact Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department for more information at Victoria.firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-726-5083, ext. 1.
BOYS HIP HOP CLASS 4:45-5:15 p.m. Tuesdays at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher St., Morehead City. Please contact Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department for more information at Victoria.email@example.com or 252-726-5083, ext. 1.
ADULT DANCE FITNESS CLASS 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher St., Morehead City. The class will be a fun dance workout great for all ages and levels. No experience is required. Bring a bottle of water. There is a $5 drop-in fee. Please contact the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department for more information at Victoria.firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-726-5083, ext. 1.
BEGINNER TAOIST TAI CHI CLASSES noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays and noon to 1:30 p.m. Fridays at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher St., Morehead City. No need to preregister. For more information, visit taoisttaichi.org, email email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
MENTAL HEALTH CAREGIVERS AND AGING SUPPORT GROUP 1 p.m. Friday, May 11 at the Leon Mann Jr. Enrichment Center, 3820 Galantis Drive, Morehead City. This meeting is held the second Friday of every month. The meeting includes a presentation by an area resource to inform and give caregivers ideas and options. This meeting is usually followed by informal conversation. 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.
ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS/ ALCOHOLICS, DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES 2 p.m. Sunday, May 12 at 3820 Bridges St. in Morehead City. This group meets every Sunday. For more information, call 252-269-7479.
SMART RECOVERY GROUP 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 13 at Sagestone, 8101 B Emerald Drive in Emerald Isle. SMART is an alternative to 12-step meetings. All manner of addictions are welcome. The group meets every Monday. For more information, call 252-515-0557.
CRYSTAL COAST BEEKEEPERS 7 p.m. Monday, May 13 at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Community Building, 1600 Fisher St., Morehead City. Amanda Goble, the club’s vice president who is in charge of programming, will be moderating a round table for discussing nectar flow and will also discuss any other items of concern for members and guests. Anyone who is working bees or is interested in having bees and producing honey is encouraged to attend. There will be refreshments and conversations with members following the meeting.
CRYSTAL COAST QUILTERS GUILD 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 14 at Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church in Atlantic Beach. The guild’s purpose is to promote the art of quilt making through education and community outreach. Current projects include quilts for the domestic violence center, children’s hospital, veterans and hurricane relief. The guild meets every Tuesday and the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The guild welcomes visitors and people interested in learning about quilting and community projects. For more information, contact Cathy Crandell at 252-222-0246.
FRIENDS OF THE WEBB LIBRARY 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 14 at the Webb Memorial Library in Morehead City. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month.
CARTERET COUNTY RETIRED SCHOOL PERSONNEL 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 14 at the Sanitary Restaurant and Fish Market in Morehead City. The program will be the presentation of scholarships and awards, as well as a memorial service for members lost during the past year. All education retirees are invited to attend.
COASTAL ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES CLUB 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 15. Club members will travel to New Bern to see several antique stores. Meet at the old K-mart parking lot in Morehead City at 9:15 a.m. and plan on a Dutch-treat lunch at Morgan’s Tavern & Grill, 235 Craven St., New Bern at 11:45 a.m. The first stop will be Franklin’s Antique Mall at 215 Front St., New Bern. At lunch, members will choose a few other places to go. Possibilities are Tom’s Coins and Antiques and Middle Street Antiques. Another possibility is Andrea’s Attic.
LIBRARY KNITTING GROUP 2:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 in the County Public Library reading room. Advanced knitters and beginners are welcome. Bring your project or let us help you get started. This group meets every Wednesday. For more information, call Maria Apolloni at 919-612-3403.
ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS 7-8 p.m. Thursday, May 16 at Sagestone 8101 B Emerald Drive in Emerald Isle. The group meets every Thursday. Call 252-515-0557 with questions.
AMERICA’S BOATING CLUB OF THE CRYSTAL COAST 6 p.m. Monday, May 20 at the Morehead City Country Club. Social time starts at 6 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the speaker at 7 p.m. The program will be announced. Dinner will be lasagna, bread, salad, dessert and fruit for $20, which is payable at abc-cc.org. RSVP by Thursday, May 16.
ABRAHAM HICKS LAW OF ATTRACTION WORKSHOP SERIES 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23 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.
CRYSTAL COAST DECORATIVE PAINTERS 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25 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 email@example.com.
MS SUPPORT GROUP 5-7 p.m. Monday, May 27 in the Webb Memorial Library’s Sea Room. Take the elevator to get to the second floor. The group meets the last Monday of the month. For more information, call 252-241-4719.
CAROLINA MARITIME MODEL SOCIETY MEETING 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1 at the N.C. Maritime Museum auditorium in Beaufort. The Carolina Maritime Model Society exists to promote the production of high-quality ship models and encourage members and the public to participate in this craft that is as old as shipbuilding itself. All meetings are open to the public. Other dates are Sept. 28, Oct. 26 and Dec. 7.
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 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.
COASTAL WEAVERS BASKET MAKERS GUILD 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 4 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or just come on down.
MOREHEAD CITY ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE CLUB 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 4 in the conference room of the Bryant Student Center at Carteret Community College. Morehead City. The group meets the first Tuesday of the month. For more information, contact Jim Kraft at 252-726-0289.
SINGLES OUT ’N ABOUT 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 4 at the Sports Center in Morehead City. This is an adult social group designed for meeting new people, making new friends and sharing new experiences. This is not a matchmaking organization and not affiliated with any religious or political organization. For more information, call 252-349-4639. The meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month upstairs at the Sports Center.
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or LaVera Parato at 252-422-6139 or email@example.com.
BEYOND THIS WEEK
11TH ANNUAL KAYAK FOR THE WARRIORS Saturday, June 1 in Pine Knoll Shores. This event includes a 3.2-mile route along the town’s canals and Bogue Sound. Kayakers of all ages and skill levels are welcome to participate in this event, which raises money for Hope for the Warriors, a civilian nonprofit organization that supports those who have sacrificed in the name of freedom. For more information, visit k4tw.org.
BIG ROCK BLUE MARLIN TOURNAMENT Friday-Saturday, June 7-15 at Big Rock Landing on the Morehead City waterfront. This is one of the country’s largest and oldest sport fishing tournaments with daily weigh-ins on the Morehead City waterfront. For more information, visit thebigrock.com.
ALIVE AT FIVE CONCERT SERIES 5-8 p.m. Fridays at Jaycee Park, 807 Shepard St., Morehead City. These concerts are free. No coolers or beverages allowed. The schedule is June 7, Soul Psychedelique; June 21, Alive at Five, Liquid Pleasure; July 19, Night Years; Aug.16, Bounce; Sept. 19, Jim Quick & Coastline; and Oct. 17, The Embers. For more information, call 252-808-0440.
KELI WAGNER LADY ANGLER TOURNAMENT Saturday, June 8 on the Morehead City waterfront. This event coincides with the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament. For more information, call 252-2247-3575.
YOUTH TENNIS CAMP 9-10:30 a.m. Monday-Friday, June 17-21 at the Blue Heron Park tennis courts in Emerald Isle. A youth tennis camp with Tony Pereira for all levels will be $70 for ages 7-13. Registration is limited to six students. Students must be registered by Wednesday, June 12. Forms can be picked up at the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center at 203 Leisure Lane in Emerald Isle or downloaded at emeraldisle-nc.org. For more information, contact Sheila Lowe, program supervisor, at the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation at 252- 354-6350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
STORY TIME ON THE PORCH 10:30-11:30 a.m. Fridays at 806 Arendell St., Morehead City. Story time with Miss Teresa is designed for children ages 3 to 7 years old and their accompanying caregivers. The topics and dates are: June 14, Summer Fun in the Sun; June 28, Summer’s Hot, but Pete the Cat is Cool… very cool; July 12, Summer by the Sea; July 26, Plundering Pirates are here; Aug. 9, Have YOU seen the dinosaurs?; Aug. 23; Summer’s ending and it’s time for school. Science Friday’s will be happening on the Fridays between Miss Teresa’s story time. The schedule will be announced. For more information, visit coresound.com or call 252-728-1500.
59TH ANNUAL OLD HOMES TOUR 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 21-22 in historic Beaufort. This 59th annual walking tour of private homes, gardens, churches and historic places is the last full weekend in June. Beaufort Historical Association buildings, the Old Burying Ground, narrated bus tours of the historic district, a music concert and an antique car show are all highlights of this signature event. For more information, call 252-728-5225.
EAST CARTERET HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1974 45TH REUNION 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22 at the Beaufort Club. The cost of the event is $30. Contact your classmates for additional details.
COUNTYWIDE FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS AND ENTERTAINMENT Thursday, July 4. For details for each town’s celebration on the tourism authority’s website, visit crystalcoastnc.org.
CARTERET COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION SUMMER CAMP will be held at Fort Benjamin Recreation Center in Newport. The schedule for ages 6-8 years old is Monday-Friday, July 15-Aug. 16. Ages 9-11 years old is Monday-Friday, June 10-July 12. There will be a full schedule each day, including games, crafts, field trips, fun projects, outdoor adventures, sports, movies and more. Log on to ccpr.recdesk.com to register or call Whitney at 252-222-5858.
SUMMER CAMP AT THE BRIDGE DOWNEAST 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, July 8-Aug. 1. This is open to all students in kindergarten through eighth grade in the Down East communities. This year the camp will offer opportunities for middle school students, including a visit to the State Port of Morehead City, county government offices and a walking tour of the Rachel Carson Reserve. For more information, call 252-504-2581 or visit thebridgedowneast.org.
BARTA BOYS & GIRLS CLUB BILLFISH TOURNAMENT Wednesday-Saturday, July 17-20 at the Beaufort town docks. During this event, enjoy offshore or in-shore fishing on the coast. For more information or to register, visit billfishclassic.com.
BEAUFORT PIRATE INVASION Friday-Sunday, Aug. 9-11 in downtown Beaufort. For two full days, visitors can step back in time with the sights and sounds of 17th century as Beaufort comes alive with more than 100 pirate and militia re-enactors as they overrun the town. Enjoy historical demonstrations such as sword fighting, cannon firing, a black powder weapons display, a mock trial and hanging and more.
NC SEAFOOD FESTIVAL Friday-Sunday, Oct. 4-6 on the Morehead City waterfront. The festival offers free local and regional entertainment, an 8K road race, sailing events, surf and pier fishing contests, the Blessing of the Fleet on Sunday, SasSea’s Island Playground for children, a free Southern Outer Banks Boat Show, vendors, fireworks, amusement rides and seafood. For more information, call 252-726-6273.
CORE SOUND WATERFOWL WEEKEND Friday-Sunday, Dec. 6-8 at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum on Harkers Island. This celebration boosts local waterfowl art, music, seafood, museum exhibits and more. It also includes educational displays, competitions, arts and crafts, community boatbuilding and a fellowship service Sunday morning. For more information, call 252-728-1500 or visit coresound.com.
CORE SOUND DECOY FESTIVAL Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 7-8, at Harkers Island Elementary School. The festival has many attractions, including antique decoy exhibits, retriever demonstrations, competitions like duck calling, loon calling, head whittling and a live and silent auction. There’s food offered by Harkers Island Elementary School staff and volunteers and plenty of shopping opportunities from the vendors who flock to the festival each year. For more information, visit decoyguild.com.
CRYSTAL COAST CHRISTMAS FLOTILLA 5:30-6:45 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. The Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla features boats, yachts, oars, kayaks and commercial vessels decorated for the season. The decorated boats can be seen at 5:30 p.m. on the Morehead City waterfront and at 6:15 p.m. on the Beaufort waterfront. There is an entry fee to participate in the flotilla. For more information, call 252-728-7317 or visit ncmaritimemuseums.com.