Kids and Family
NEWPORT COMMUNITY FESTIVAL 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Newport Community Park. Admission is free. This event will feature Touch a Truck, mini food truck rodeo, hands on demonstrations, performing arts, crafts and living history demonstrations, old school games, police department and fire department displays. For more information, follow the town of Newport on social media or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOME-SCHOOL DAY 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. The N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores invites home-school families to enjoy a day of educational programs and activities on Home-school Day. Registration begins at 9 a.m. on the day of the event. Aquarium admission and Home-school Day activities, except the behind-the-scenes tours, are free for home-school families – please bring your home-school identification. The aquarium’s annual Home-school Day is a special event in addition to the one free admission per year allowed for home-school families. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
A BIRD’S-EYE VIEW: FREE FLIGHT BIRD SHOW 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily 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.
KIDS’ NIGHT OUT 6-10 p.m. Wednesdays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Drop your child off at the aquarium for a fun night filled with animal interactions while you enjoy a night out on the town. Snack and a pizza dinner are included. Ages 4-13. $40. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
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 http://sciencehouse.ncsu.edu, http://cmast.ncsu.edu or www.facebook.com/CMASTYouth.
MOREHEAD CITY PARKS AND RECREATION YOUTH BASKETBALL REGISTRATION 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday until Nov. 3. There are girls and boys’ teams for ages 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14. The registration is $40. More details and registration papers can be found online at moreheadcitync.org or at the Morehead City Recreation Department at 1600 Fisher St. in Morehead City. For more information, contact Kirk Peterson at 252-726-5083, ext. 3 or email at Kirk.Peterson@moreheadcitync.org.
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.
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.
FALL OIL PAINTING CLASS 9:30 a.m. to noon Mondays until Sept. 25, at Irene Bailey’s studio, 905 Ocean Drive, Emerald Isle. This class is appropriate for all levels and costs $80. For more information, email email@example.com or call 252-723-3258.
WEEKLY ART CLASSES 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays and 1-4 p.m. Thursdays. Arts & Things offers classes in drawing and watercolor, oil, pastel and acrylic painting on the Morehead City waterfront. For more information, call Arts & Things at 252-240-1979.
OPEN STUDIO WORK SESSIONS 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday at Mulberry Street Studio, 801 Mulberry St., Beaufort. Artists of all skill levels and mediums are invited to attend these sessions. No reservations are needed. Bring lunch, imagination and $15 for one session or $45 for four sessions. Fellow artists will share ideas, solve artistic problems, try new materials and techniques and provide gentle critiques and informal lessons. For more information, call 252-726-7550.
Music and Theater
NORTH TOWER AT ALIVE AT FIVE 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at Jaycee Park, 807 Shepard St. The concert is free.
KAREN PECK AND NEW RIVER IN CONCERT 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at First Baptist Church in Morehead City. Karen Peck and New River is a four-time Grammy award nominated, GMA Dove Award winning Southern gospel group with more than 15 No. 1 hits. A love offering will be taken.
CRYSTAL COAST CHORAL SOCIETY REHEARSALS 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Swansboro United Methodist Church. The rehearsals will continue until Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 9-10. The Crystal Coast Choral Society is a non-audition community choir that strives to perform quality choral music for the benefit of surrounding communities. Concerts often include professional musicians from eastern North Carolina.
REHEARSALS BEGIN: CRAVEN COMMUNITY CHORUS 6:30-8:30 Tuesdays on the campus of Craven Community College in Orringer Auditorium. Tenor, bass/baritone, alto and soprano voices are invited to join the group. New and returning voices are welcome. The performance date for the concert is the first weekend in December. The major work for the Christmas concert will be Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria.” For more information, contact Marilyn Davis at 252-670-0230.
Food and Drink
REAL ESTATE LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at Hale’s Bakery, 4050-A Arendell St., Morehead City. This event provides lunch with a group of real estate investors, brokers, agents, wholesalers, private lenders, for-sale-by-owner sellers and retirees seeking alternative real estate investments for their retirement funds to discover how to create profitable real estate deals. Watch the 30-minute formal presentation and then contribute your stories or absorb other’s techniques while you collaborate with successful real estate investors. Enjoy a freshly prepared lunch including drink and dessert for $10. Learn more at www.meetup.com/FREDs-Finding-Real-Estate-Deal-Solutions/.
WEEKLY WINE TASTING 3:30-7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Beaufort Wine & Food, 129 Middle Lane in Beaufort. The tasting will be free for members of Beaufort Wine & Food and $5 for non-members to sample three featured wines. While there, shop the BWF store for many of the wines poured at the 2017 Beaufort Wine & Food Weekend. The store will continue regular business hours on Friday and Saturday evenings. Revenue from the wine store will go toward BWF’s ongoing mission to support nonprofits serving Carteret County. For more information, call 252-515-0708.
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 Kathy Jo Buttery at 252-223-4749 or visit www.facebook.com/newportgarden.
MONSTER TRUCK JAM 7:30 Friday-Saturday, Sept. 8-9, at the Newport Flea Mall. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Adult tickets $18 in advance and $20 at the gate. Children’s tickets are $8 for ages 6-12, and children ages 5 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at Country Aire Rental in Newport, Swansboro, Beaufort and New Bern, Garner Farms in New Bern and Newport, the Newport Flea Mall, at Garner Construction or online at www.newportfleamall.com.
SUMMER $5 SALE 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Saturday, Sept. 9, at Caroline’s Collectables, 3716 Arendell St., Morehead City. This sale includes up to 10 items on summer items and accessories. New items are 50 percent off. This sale excludes fall items and jewelry. Proceeds from this sale benefit Carteret County Domestic Violence Program’s Safehouse. For more information, visit www.carteretdomesticviolence.com.
9/11 MEMORIAL RIDE 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Morehead City Beaufort Elks Lodge No. 1710, Morehead City. Come and meet and greet some wounded warriors. See cool classic cars being escorted by as many motorcycles as possible. This is a fundraiser to help send wounded troops home for the holidays and includes a silent auction, food, entertainment and more after the ride. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Preregistration is $20 and the cost is $25 the day of the event with an additional $5 per rider. This event is sponsored by the Morehead City Beaufort Elks Lodge, PAWS and the Military Order of the Purple Heart. For more information, call Jeff Hollowed at 252-725-5100 or Kent Neal at 252-247-5234.
HOMES FOR DOGS PET ADOPTION 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Caldwell Banker Spectrum Properties, 515 Atlantic Beach Causeway. Caldwell Banker Spectrum Properties has partnered with Misplaced Mutts for this event. Come enjoy dogs available for adoption, doggie kissing booth fundraiser, dog house raffle and popcorn and beverages. Donations of pet supplies will be accepted until the end of the adopt-a-thon.
FASHIONS BY THE SEA 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at the Dunes Club in Atlantic Beach. This event is sponsored by the Crystal Coast Republican Women. There will be a fashion show - fashions by Beaufort Proper, local vendors, a raffle and a menu featuring shrimp, chicken and tuna salads. The cost is $35 per person. No tickets will be sold at the door. For information or to purchase tickets, contact Judy French, at 203-464-6231.
OPEN HOUSE 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Carteret County Animal Shelter, 853 Hibbs Road, Newport. There will be free food and drinks including hot dogs, hamburgers, Moore’s Olde Tyme BBQ, and Chic-fil-A. There will also be a popcorn machine, homemade cookies and fudge. During the event, tour the facility, get your face painted and enter to win some raffle items. Come out and meet with Animal Control, board members and volunteers. Maybe even sign up to be a volunteer and look at all the animals and think of adopting. For more information, call 252-247-7744.
EAST CARTERET HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1967 REUNION Saturday, Sept. 16. The class of 1967 will celebrate 50 years on Sept. 16. Please go to www.echs1967reunion.com for more information or call 910-494-3963.
CARTERET BIG SWEEP IS LOOKING FOR ANNUAL FALL CLEAN-UP GROUPS for the annual fall clean up on Saturday, Oct. 21. To sign and for a specific location in the county, contact the N.C. Cooperative Extension as soon as possible. The locations are on a first-come, first-served basis and are not guaranteed based on previous years cleaned until confirmed. There are resources available to such as trash bags, grabbers, buckets, scoops, clipboards, pencils and data sheets. For more information or to sign up for a specific location, call 252-222-6352.
SPF4TROOPS CAMPAIGN Debbie Fisher, sales director with Mary Kay Cosmetics, is doing an all-out SPF4Troops Campaign to send bundles of sun protection products to the troops. The bundles include SPF 50 Sunscreen, SPF Lip Balm, after sun gel, and facial cloths. Each set costs $45. Please consider being a sponsor. The bundles will be delivered in June and July with a Christmas in July card and a Soldiers Prayer. Your name will be on the bundles that you sponsor. Email, firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 252-646-3869.
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 also for substitutes when regular volunteers aren’t able to deliver. Deliveries take about 1-1½ hours. Contact Diana or Mary K at 252-247-2626 for more information.
MOREHEAD CITY PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT will be accepting 11th Street vessel parking permits 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, you must live within the town’s municipal 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.
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.
BEHIND THE SCENES: AQUARIUM AT A GLACE noon to 12:45 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Participants will also get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck. Ages 5 and up. $12. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
BEHIND THE SCENES: OTTER ANTICS 1-2 p.m. Mondays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Meet the otter keeper and help them prepare special enrichment items that Eno, Neuse and Pungo will enjoy playing with during their feeding. Spend time behind the scenes with aquarium staff and discover how much fun it is to care for their furry friends. Ages 12 and up. $20. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
BEHIND THE SCENES: FEEDING FRENZY 2:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Not only will participants visit animal holding areas, labs and food preparation areas, but they’ll get a chance to help feed the fish in Living Shipwreck, the largest habitat at the aquarium, which holds 306,000 gallons of water. Ages 5 and up. $20. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
AQUARIUM ABCS 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Preschoolers will love learning about aquatic species and wildlife with live animal encounters. They will also enjoy making crafts, storytime and exploring the great outdoors. Ages 2-5. $10. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
ROOSEVELT NATURAL AREA PADDLE TRIP 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Explore tidal flats and quiet backwaters while becoming aware of the intricate web of life thriving in this pristine natural environment. The aquarium provides the canoe or kayak. Ages 8 and up. $25. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
SOUND SEAFOOD: CATCHING CRABS AND CLAMS 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Learn the art of harvesting crabs and clams, and the importance of conserving coastal habitats. Ages 8 and up. $20. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
BEHIND THE SCENES: SHARK SNACK 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs, and get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck. Get an exclusive look at how the aquarium staff feeds the sharks in the Living Shipwreck. Ages 5 and up. $20. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
FISHING FANATICS 8-11 a.m. Thursdays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Learn to catch the big ones from the surf with hands-on instruction. Equipment, bait and licensing requirements are covered. Ages 10 and up. $25
SEA TURTLE TREK 7-9 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Stroll the nighttime beach as you learn about the fascinating life of sea turtles while you look for loggerhead sea turtles nesting in the sand. Ages 5 and up. $10. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
AQUARIST APPRENTICE 1:30-4 p.m. Fridays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Join aquarium staff on a behind-the-scenes tour, help prepare animal meals and then participate in some daily care and maintenance tasks. Learn about the animals as you assist our aquarists with their caretaking responsibilities. Ages 13 and up. $25. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
BEHIND THE SCENES: AQUARIUM CLOSE ENCOUNTERS 2-3:30 p.m. Sundays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. In this thorough behind-the-scenes adventure, not only will you visit labs and holding areas, you’ll get a chance to feed some of the animals at the aquarium. Don’t forget, you’ll also get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck. Ages 6 and up. $25. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
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.
THIRD ANNUAL MAKING GREAT STRIDES FOR A HEALTHIER CARTERET COUNTY 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Carteret County Health Department and the Peer Recovery Center in Morehead City. There will be a recovery walk, a health and resource fair, pill drop off, child seat check, a town hall meeting addressing substance abuse and prevention and guest speakers. For more information, call 252-728-8550 or 252-222-3888.
JUICING VS SMOOTHIES WORKSHOP 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Carteret Community College. Have fun learning easy ways to increase your vitality, build your immune system, sustain a healthy weight and improve your health. Discover which ingredients are healthy and which sabotage your efforts. Handouts include recipes and resources. Preregistration is required. For more information, contact Jade Morton, certified holistic health educator, at www.YogaWellnessNC.com or call 252-646-3923.
CHRONIC PAIN SELF MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP 1-3:30 p.m. Thursdays until Sept. 14, at the Leon Mann Jr. Enrichment Center, 3820 Galantis Drive, Morehead City. This workshop is free. Participants will learn how to break the symptom cycle, communicate better with their health care providers, eat healthy, exercise, set and achieve goals and more. The program is taught by instructors trained by the Stanford University CDSME program. Preregistration is required. To register, call Andi Reese at 252-638-3185, ext. 3015, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WELLNESS RECOVERY ACTION PLAN TRAINING Thursday, Sept. 14, at Peer Recovery Center of Carteret County, 3900 Bridges St., Morehead City. This is a prerequisite for the Peer Support Specialist training in September. For more information, call Tom Pittman at 252-222-3888 or email email@example.com.
MEDICARE EDUCATIONAL EVENT 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 15, at the Leon Mann Jr. Enrichment Center in Morehead City. This event is sponsored by Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP). SHIIP staff and volunteers will provide information about Medicare benefits and applying for Extra Help, a federal subsidy for people with limited incomes and assets to assist with Medicare prescription drug plan costs. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 855-408-1212.
HEALTHY LIFESTYLE SERIES: FOUR WEEKS TO A HEALTHIER YOU 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Carteret Community College. The cost is $55. This wellness program will guide you through easy step-by-step ways to help you regain your health and transform your life. Receive awareness to make healthier choices and inspire you to create a sustainable healthy lifestyle for you and your family. Handouts include recipes and resources. Preregistration is required. For more information, contact Jade Morton, certified holistic health educator, at www.YogaWellnessNC.com or call 252-646-3923.
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.
INFANT MASSAGE USA CLASSES 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 5 p.m. Wednesdays until Aug. 9, at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Center. Classes are informal, relaxed and are small enough (six parents and children per session) to ensure you get the personal attention you need. The instructor is Susan Van Guilder, MS Ed. The lessons last 45 minutes. The cost is $15 for one class or $50 for a series of four classes over a four-week period and includes one small bottle of organic oil for massaging and a IAIM infant massage instructional manual. Bring an extra receiving blanket, yoga mat or a pillow either for you to sit on or to prop up your baby along with your normal diaper bag items. For more information, call the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation department at 252-354-6350 or email Sheila Lowe firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
USCG ABOUT BOATING SAFELY CLASS for those 28 or older at Coastal Carolina Community College or U.S. Coast Guard Station Emerald Isle. This one-day, eight-hour class helps boaters stay safe and legal and feel more comfortable on the water. Classes are taught by certified U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors. Those who pass earn a boater safety certificate. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com, call 610-331-6764 or visit http://swansboroaux.com.
GENTLE DE-STRESS YOGA 5:15-6:15 p.m. Tuesdays at Carteret Community College. This six-week series is $40. This class gently improves flexibility and allows healing as it relieves stress and reduces pain. Also aids with anxiety, cancer recovery and PTSD. No prior yoga needed. For more information, contact Jade Morton, certified holistic health educator, at www.YogaWellnessNC.com or call 252-646-3923. The series repeats again Tuesday, Oct. 24.
GENTLE BACK HEALTH YOGA 12:10-1 p.m. starting Thursday, Sept. 7, at Carteret Community College. This six-week series is $40. This class gently improves flexibility and allows healing as it relieves stress and reduces pain. Also aids with anxiety, cancer recovery and PTSD. No prior yoga needed. For more information, contact Jade Morton, certified holistic health educator, at www.YogaWellnessNC.com or call 252-646-3923. The series repeats again Thursday, Oct. 26.
15th ANNUAL GORDIE MCADAMS SPECKLED TORUT SURF FISHING TOURNAMENT 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14- Nov. 25. Registration is free and the Reel Outdoors will be providing prizes for the top three anglers. Registration is Tuesday, Sept. 12-Thursday, Oct. 12. The Reel Outdoors is the official weigh-in station. All trout must be caught by fishing on foot (surf, pier, inlet, sound) from Fort Macon to Emerald Isle; no boats. See complete rules on the back of the registration form, which will be available on Sept. 12 at The Reel Outdoors or the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center. Registration forms and rules may also be downloaded at www.emeraldisle-nc.org/eiprd. Contact Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation for further information or questions at 252-354-6350.
WALK TO RUN FOR BEGINNING RUNNERS 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 9-10 a.m. Saturdays starting Tuesday, Sept. 12. This eight-week program helps develop a safe and efficient running style. Through this program, participants will gain confidence, understanding of proper technique, build endurance and strength, and have fun in the process. Running locations will vary during the program to make training fun and exciting. It is time to get out and learn the joys of running. This program will offer 16 classes for $75. Space is limited to 15 beginner runners. Contact Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-354-6350 to register.
11TH ANNUAL FLOUNDER FISHING TOURNAMENT 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. Registration is free and the Reel Outdoors will be providing prizes for the top three anglers. Registration until 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. The Reel Outdoors is the official weigh-in station. All flounder must be caught by fishing on foot (surf, pier, inlet, sound) from Fort Macon to Emerald Isle; no boats. See complete rules on the back of the registration form, which will be available at The Reel Outdoors or the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center. Registration forms and rules may also be downloaded at www.emeraldisle-nc.org/eiprd. Contact Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation for further information or questions at 252-354-6350.
TWIN BRIDGES 8K RUN 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7. The race will begin just west of the Grayden Paul Bridge in Beaufort, on the Morehead-Beaufort Causeway. The race will finish in front of Bella Pizza & Subs on the Atlantic Beach Causeway. The entry fee is $20 before Friday, Sept. 22, and $30 after Sept. 22. To register with cash or check payments, submit registration to the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher St. Morehead City. To register online, visit moreheadcitync.org and select “credit card registration.” For more information, call 252-726-5083.
STANDUP PADDLEBOARDING 9-11 a.m. Mondays and Fridays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Explore Bogue Sound on a standup paddleboard while your instructor acts as your nature guide. During this adventure, participants will learn about the many plants and animals that call the Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area their home. Ages 12 and up. $50. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
STANDUP PADDLEBOARDING FOR KIDS 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Explore Bogue Sound on a standup paddleboard while an instructor acts as a nature guide. During this adventure, participants will learn about the many plants and animals that call the Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area their home. Ages 6 and up. $50. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
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.
YOGA ON THE BEACH 8:15 a.m. Monday-Saturday at Fort Macon State Park. This yoga class is for all levels. Turn right at the first beach access on Fort Macon. The class meets at the picnic tables at 8:05 a.m. before walking up the dune and onto the beach. Bring water, a hat or sunglasses and a beach towel to practice on. Preregistration is required by 8 p.m. the night before the class. The cost is $10 per class. Call 252-342-0250 to register.
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 class is 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
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH PENN AMISH COUNTRY TRIP Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 11-14. The church has partnered with Christian Tours to provide a four-day tour that picks up in Morehead City. Participants will see “Jonah” at the Sight & Sound Theatre, tour Hershey Chocolate World, visit a pretzel factory, as well as tour the Amish areas and visit a D-Day Memorial in Virginia. Price is under $750 per person, double occupancy and includes all admission fees, tour guides, several meals and accommodations in quality hotels. Contact Valerie Blankenship at 252-726-0458 for further information or contact Christian Tours to make a reservation at 1-800-476-3900. Seats are limited, so call soon to reserve yours.
MIKE’S FARM CHRISTMAS SHOW Thursday, Nov. 30, at Mike’s Farm Country Store and Restaurant in Beaulaville. Enjoy the Ho Ho Christmas Show, partake in some home-style cooking from Mike’s famous menu served buffet style for the Christmas Show and experience a hayride for the Festival of Lights. The price for this day bus trip is $90 per person, which includes admission to the venues and transportation leaving from Walmart parking lot in Morehead City at noon, the Havelock Senior Center at 12:30 p.m. and Walmart on Highway 17 in New Bern at 1 p.m. Payment must be made by Wednesday, Oct. 25. This trip is nonrefundable. Some of the proceeds will go to Toys for Tots. For more information, visit www.travelingwithrosetta.com.
ICELAND EXPLORER TRIP Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. This seven-day trip includes five nights at a hotel in Reykjavik, Reykjavik city tour, Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle Tour, National Museum, Stroker Geyser and Gullfoss/Golden Falls, Hot Spring Bread Experience, Thingvellir National Park, South Coast Tour, Skogar Folk Museum, Skogafoss Waterfall, Keflavik and Bessastadir, Viking Ship Museum, Lake Kleifarvatn and optional whale watching. Included in the price are round-trip airfare, International Air Departure Taxes and Fuel Surcharges, seven meals, professional tour director, motor coach transportation, admissions per itinerary, comprehensive sightseeing and baggage handling. Prices start at $3,495 per person for double occupancy plus travel confident protection travel insurance. A deposit of $500 per person and travel insurance is due with application. Part of the proceeds for this trip will go for Toys for Tots Christmas Program. For more information, visit www.travelingwithrosetta.com.
FRIENDS OF THE WEBB LIBRARY 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Webb Memorial Library in Morehead City. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month.
IRISH MUSIC SESSION 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, 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.
PARKINSON’S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP 12:30 p.m. Thursday, 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, Sept. 18, at the Morehead City Country Club, 2900 Country Club Road, Morehead City. Join other boaters and enjoy a social hour at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the speaker at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Ed Miller, a Greensboro power squadron member. His topic will be his sailing adventures. The coast for the dinner is $20. RSVP by Thursday, Sept. 14, at www.fmsps.org. For more information, call 252-571-9129.
ANTIQUES CLUB 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Clawson’s Restaurant in Beaufort. Marie Knight will be the speaker with the topic: “Always Listen to Grandma: Estate Sales and What You Need to Know.” Ms. Knight has been in the field of estate sales for 36 years. This will be followed by a Dutch-treat lunch and a business meeting. Visitors and guests are always welcome with no reservations needed.
ALS RESOURCE SUPPORT GROUP FOR LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the Vidant Rehabilitation Center Classroom, located behind the children’s hospital, 2100 Stanonsburg Road, Greenville. For more information, contact Phyllis Hazel, MSS, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877-257-7491, ext. 709.
CRYSTAL COAST DECORATIVE PAINTERS 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Western Park Community Center, 275 Old Highway 58 in Cedar Point. This group meets the fourth Saturday of every month. All levels from beginners and beyond are welcome to join the group and experience painting, as well as community outreach projects, camaraderie, informative workshops and more. Learn how to paint on many different surfaces with no drawing required. Bring a bagged lunch. For more information, call Wanda at 910-330-4128 or email email@example.com.
MS SUPPORT GROUP 5-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, in the Webb Memorial Library’s Sea Room. Take the elevator to get to the second floor. The group meets the last Monday of the month. For more information, call 252-241-4719.
ABRAHAM HICKS MEETUP GROUP 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at Crystal Coast Unity, 117 East Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach. All are welcome the fourth Thursday of every month. Have fun creating the life that you love. Any donation is welcome. For more information, call 252-764-1860.
CAROLINA MARITIME MODEL SOCIETY MEETING 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, 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 Oct. 28 and Dec. 2. For more information, call 252-728-7317.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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
NC CERTIFIED PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST TRAINING 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, Sept. 18-22, at Peer Recovery Center of Carteret County, 3900 Bridges St., Morehead City. This 40-hour training session is $375, and is payable to Monroe Consulting LLC, 429 Neuchatel Road, New Bern, N.C. 28562. For more information, contact Gin Monroe at email@example.com.
BHA SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING AND VOLUNTEER PICNIC 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Beaufort Historic Site. This picnic honors all those who volunteer for the Beaufort Historical Association and its many events and activities, and the meal will be catered. There will be a very brief business meeting. Current and potential volunteers are welcome. For more information, call 252-728-5225.
BOB SIMA CONCERT 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at Crystal Coast Unity, 117 East Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach. The suggested offering is $20. Listen to some of his work at www.bobsima.com. For more information, call 252-764-1860.
COTE FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at Jack’s Waterfront Bar in Morehead City. This show benefits survivors of human trafficking. Cote’s fall collection will be debuted during the show, which raises money for True Justice International.
HARBORFEST FOR HEARTWORKS Friday-Saturday, Sept. 22-23, at the River Dunes Marina near Oriental. Friday’s casual party features Roland’s Barbecue, music by Saltwater Gold, beer and wine and a 50/50 raffle. Saturday’s festive Gala includes a buffet catered by The Chelsea of New Bern, an open bar and live and silent auctions. Funds raised at the event help HeartWorks, a nonprofit, provide counseling, day care, after school and all-day summer programs for more than 400 at-risk children and their families in and near Pamlico County. Boaters may dock up to three nights and take advantage of all amenities at River Dunes. Tickets and boat slips must be reserved in advance at www.harborfestNC.com or call 252-745-9703.
CRYSTAL COAST AUTHOR FAIR 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Carteret Community College, 3505 Arendell St., Morehead City. This event will feature a VIP lunch and reading with Kristy Woodson Harvey. Tickets are $30. To purchase tickets, visit www.cccfoundation.org.
PRACTICAL BREATHWORK WORKSHOP 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at at Crystal Coast Unity, 117 East Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach. This class will feature self-healing, self-mastery and self-discovery. For more information, visit practicalbreathwork.com.
GOLDEN OLDIES ’60S DINNER/DANCE 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City. Dick Knight and the Slyde band will entertain, while Fat Fellas BBQ & Grille will provide all you can eat ‘60s food. Beer, wine, tea and water choices are included with the meal. Make the brownie dessert your own with a choice of toppings. All for $20 tax deductible dollars per ticket. Tables of eight can be purchased for $150 each, and sponsorships are also available. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Leon Mann Jr. Enrichment Center at 252-247-2626 or Pat Wesson at 252-241-2201. Interests in sponsorships should contact Marlene Anderson at 252-728-3988. Proceeds provide services for the at-risk senior community of Carteret County. This event is sponsored by Carteret County Friends of Aging.
SALTER PATH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH HOMECOMING 10:55 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 24. The guest preacher will be the Rev. Dr. Jerry D. Lewis. The Rev. Dr. Lewis will also preach the revival at 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Sept. 25-27, at the church.
VOTER REGISTRATION CAMPAIGN 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Sept. 25-Sept. 27, at Carteret Community College, Morehead City. CCC students, U.S. citizens and residents of North Carolina are invited to register from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday – Wednesday at the McGee Building, and from 5-6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Wayne West Building. There will also be information for voters on current voting laws. Carteret Community College will be showing a free screening of the 40-minute movie “Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot” in conjunction with the Voter Registration Campaign. The short film follows a heroic group of activists as they march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., to win voting rights for blacks. The screening will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Joslyn Hall on campus. For questions about this Voter Registration Campaign, contact Carol Geer 252-728-6385 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHITE OAK SHORES BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL Friday-Saturday, Sept. 29-30, at the White Oak Shore Camping and RV Resort in Stella. This event will feature 20 shows in two days. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Carteret Community College Foundation. For tickets and more information, call 252-393-3244 or visit whiteoakshores.com.
BEAUFORT’S BREWIN’ CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL Friday-Saturday, Sept. 29-30. The two-day festival will feature a variety of seminars, luncheons and dinners on Friday. The highlight of the festival is Beer Bubbles & BBQ, on Saturday at Front Street Village. The festival will focus on N.C. craft breweries and brew pubs, with a sampling from across the state. For more information, email email@example.com or call 252-515-0708.
RUNNIN’ ON EMPTY ROAD RACE Saturday, Sept. 30. The race will feature a 5K, 10K and one-mile walk/fun run, offering something for runners of all levels. The one-mile walk/fun run will start at 7:30 a.m. The 5K and 10K will begin at 8 a.m. Fees are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the race. T-shirts and commemorative pint glass are included for those registered by Saturday, Sept. 16. For racers 21 and up, be sure to hang around after to race to enjoy frosty beer. Root beer will be available for any racers under 21. All proceeds raised from the Running on Empty Road Race will go toward Beaufort Wine & Food’s mission to support nonprofits in Carteret County. For more information, visit www.beaufortwineandfood.org.
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.
AARP TAX AIDE SEEKS FALL VOLUNTEERS By being trained by an IRS-certified instructor, these volunteers can help taxpayers receive the best possible outcome when filing their tax return. To become a volunteer in October, contact the program’s district coordinator, Traci Torrie at 910-326-6239 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.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.
27TH ANNUAL SURF FISHING WORKSHOP Friday-Sunday, Oct. 13-15, at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Expert instruction and hands-on experience are the trademarks of this popular seminar. Advance registration and fees are required and can be accomplished by phone or online. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
FOREPAWS GOLF TOURNAMENT 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Brandywine Bay Golf Club Morehead City. This event is hosted by Beaufort Pet Provisions and proceeds benefit Austin Veterinary Outreach and Rescue Inc. A $65 golf registration fee includes golf, cart, box lunch, goody bag and prizes. Contests include: hole-in-one, closest to pin and line, longest drive men/women. Captains Choice Format. Register at Beaufort Pet Provisions or download entry/sponsorship form at: www.austinvetoutreach.com/donate. For more information, call 252-838-9286 or visit @AVORofNC. The rain date is Saturday, Oct. 21.
13TH ANNUAL LOBSTER FEST noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church in Salter Path. Tickets are currently on sale. A complete lobster dinner, including potato salad, coleslaw and homemade dessert, is $25. Add a cooked lobster to an eat-in dinner or take cooked lobsters home for $21 each. Live lobsters are $19 each. The best way to ensure you will get one of these Maine lobsters is to purchase tickets in advance by Sunday, Oct. 1. If you are picking up take-out orders, it is best to arrive before 3 p.m. Special delivery is available upon request for orders of 10 or more. You may get tickets by phone at 252-240-2388 (church office) or 252-354-5859 (Linda Davies).
WINTER OIL PAINTING CLASS 9:30 a.m. to noon Mondays from Oct. 16-Nov. 13, at Irene Bailey’s studio, 905 Ocean Drive, Emerald Isle. This class is appropriate for all levels and costs $100. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 252-723-3258.
GRAND OLE OPRY STAR JOHN CONLEE Friday, Oct. 20, at Carteret Community Theatre. For more information, visit www.carteretcommunitytheatre.com.
PRESCHOOL PUMPKIN PATCH 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Preschool children will enjoy games, stories, crafts, costumed characters and photo opportunities. Visit the website for event pricing. For more details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
TRICK-OR-TREAT UNDER THE SEA 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Oct. 26-27, at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Bring on the ghosts, goblins and goodies. Children collect candy from booths among the exhibits and enjoy other Halloween high jinks. Tickets are sold from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Visit the website for event pricing. For more details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
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.
FREE ADMISSION DAY AND FOOD DRIVE 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. The aquarium is celebrating Veterans Day with free admission for all, no past or present military connections required. The aquarium will also offer a chance to return the favor with a contribution of nonperishable food items to an on-site food drive for Martha’s Mission Cupboard. In addition, the American Red Cross is conducting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
28TH ANNUAL LUNCHEON AND FASHION SHOW noon to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at the Crystal Coast Civic Center. The event will offer opportunities to shop with a variety of local businesses including fashion, home goods, jewelry and more. The fashion show will feature men, women and children’s clothing. The luncheon will be provided by Floyd’s 1921 Restaurant. Proceeds will benefit the Carteret County Domestic Violence Program. Tickets are $40 for adults and $15 for children ages 12 and under. Reserved group seating for eight is available for $300 on a first purchased, first assigned basis. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Jade Theresa Morton at 252-726-2336, online at www.carteretdomesticviolence.com or by visiting Caroline’s Collectables in Morehead City.
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.
GINGERBREAD FESTIVAL Friday-Sunday, Dec. 8-10, at the Crystal Coast Hospice House. The Gingerbread Festival was introduced in 2013 as the premier annual fundraiser for the Crystal Coast Hospice House. It is open to the public and everyone is invited to stroll through the winter wonderland of decorated crab pot trees and vote for their favorite gingerbread creation. For more information, contact Kay Coole at 252-808-2244 or email email@example.com.
GINGERBREAD FESTIVAL PREVIEW PARTY 7:30-11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at the Crystal Coast Hospice House. This is a ticketed event. Music will be provided by The Band Punch and the event will be catered by Seaside Sensations. For more information, contact Kay Coole at 252-808-2244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
COOKIES & COCOA WITH SANTA 2:20-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at the Crystal Coast Hospice House. This is a ticketed event. For more information, contact Kay Coole at 252-808-2244 or email email@example.com.
FREE ADMISSION DAY AND FOOD DRIVE 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. All visitors will be admitted free of charge to the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The aquarium will also offer a chance to return the favor with a contribution of nonperishable food items to an on-site food drive for Martha’s Mission Cupboard. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.