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Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2018 9:44 am

Kids and Family

EASTER EGG HUNT/FAMILY FUN RUN 2018 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at Rotary Park, 2200 Mayberry Loop Road, Morehead City. This event is sponsored by the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department. Thousands of candy/toy-filled eggs will be spread throughout three egg hunt activity areas. Areas are divided by the following age groups: 4 and under, 5-8, and 9-12. No pets will be allowed. Following the egg hunt, bring the whole family to walk and/or run on the Rotary Park-O’Neal Field exercise trail. The 1-mile Walk/Fun Run will begin at 10 a.m. and MCPRD staff will direct participants on the 1-mile course. This non-competitive event promotes family wellness and preregistration is not required for this event. 

ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Beaufort Historic Site in Beaufort. Children ages seven and younger are welcome to join the fun. Prizes, refreshments and lots of eggs – it’s all free – just bring a basket. For more information, call 252-728-5225.

SPRING BREAK CAMP 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, April 2-4, at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher St., Morehead City. The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department sponsors a Spring Break Holiday Camp for students aged 6-12. The daily cost is $15 for Morehead City residents or $20 for non-city residents. Campers need to provide their lunches daily. Camp staff supervises recreational activities in the classroom, game room, gymnasium and playground. To register online, visit moreheadcitync.org and select credit card registration. For more information, call 252-726-5083.

GIRLS EXPLORING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Duke Marine Lab on Pivers Island. Register online by Monday, April 2, at sites.duke.edu/gest. This event is for sixth- through eighth-grade girls, who will participate in hands on science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities led by local researchers. Girls will also attend a panel discussion with female professionals. The event is free and lunch is included. More details are on the website site.duke.edu/gest

PLAYERS NEEDED for Morehead City Babe Ruth. Players ages 12-15 who are interested in playing spring baseball should contact Jim Brinson at 252-723-2745.

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.

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.

Art

CELEBRATION OF THE LIVE OAK ARTWORK DISPLAY 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday, March 30, at Carteret Health Care. The exhibition was created around the lumber from the live oak trees that were damaged during the 2013 storms and taken in preparation for the Cancer Center.

INTERMEDIATE TWO-DAY PORTRAIT WORKSHOP 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 6-7, at Irene Bailey’s studio, 905 Ocean Drive, Emerald Isle. Registration deadline is Sunday, April 1. The fee is $450, and lunch is included. For more information, contact Ms. Bailey at 252-723-3258 or irene@irenebailey.com.

OIL PAINTING CLASS 9:30 a.m. to noon Mondays, April 2-16, at Irene Bailey’s studio, 905 Ocean Drive, Emerald Isle. This class is for all levels with individual instruction. The cost is $85 a month. To register, call 252-723-3258 or email irene@irenebailey.com.

ART EXHIBITION OPENING WITH SUSAN MANSON Friday, April 6, at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island. For more information, call the museum at 252-728-1500.

OIL PAINTING CLASS NO. 2 12:30-3 p.m. Tuesdays at Irene Bailey’s studio, 905 Ocean Drive, Emerald Isle. This starts with the basics of painting. This class is for all levels with individual instruction. The cost is $85 a month. To register, call 252-723-3258 or email irene@irenebailey.com.

OPEN STUDIO WITH MODEL the first and third Monday of April, at Irene Bailey’s studio, 905 Ocean Drive, Emerald Isle. Brown Bag Art Chatting is from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Painting from a model is from 1:30-4:30 p.m. The cost is $15 a session. To register, call 252-723-3258 or email irene@irenebailey.com.

ADULT OIL & ACRYLIC CLASSES 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Linda Werthewin’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

GERNOLDO FRAZIER JAZZ CONCERT 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 6, at St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church in Salter Path. The one-hour event will showcase Grenoldo’s soulful jazz voice and piano. A reception of heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served in the downstairs art gallery following the concert. Tickets are $25 and are available in advance at the church office, at First Citizens Bank Atlantic Beach or at the door the night of the performance. At 5:30 p.m. preceding the concert, an art gallery opening will feature the work of Anne Cowie and her students. Ms. Cowie is an abstract painter and calligrapher working in ink and paint. For more information, call 252-240-2388.

PIPE ORGANIST CONCERT 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at First Presbyterian Church in Morehead City. For more information, call the church at 252-247-2202.

“SINGING INTO SPRING” Thursday, May 3, Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6. Craven Community Chorus will perform Schubert’s “Mass in G” and Broadway hits. Tickets are $5 and will be on sale in April at Bank of the Arts, Fullers Music, Kitchen on Trent, the UPS Store and Harris Teeter, all in New Bern, and from chorus members and at the door. For more information, visit the Facebook page, facebook.com/cravencommunitychorus or contact Marilyn Davis at 252-670-230.

CARTERET COUNTY SUNSHINE BAND REHEARSALS 7-9 p.m. Mondays in the Croatan High School band room. Rehearsals will continue every Monday evening. New members are welcome. For more information, visit the Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/carteretsunshineband/ or email info@carteretsunshineband.org

CRAVEN COMMUNITY CHORUS REHEARSALS 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays on the campus of Craven Community College in Orringer Auditorium. These rehearsals are held on Tuesday nights. Tenor, bass/baritone, alto and soprano voices are needed. New and returning voices are welcome. The performance dates for the concerts will be the first weekend in May. The major work for the spring concert will be Schubert “Mass in G.” Registration fee will be $30. For more information, contact Marilyn Davis at 252-670-0230.

CRYSTAL COAST CHORAL SOCIETY REHEARSALS 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays in the fellowship hall of Swansboro United Methodist Church, 665 West Corbett Ave. Rehearsals are held Tuesday nights. They will continue through the completion of spring concerts in mid-April. New members are welcome. More information about the Crystal Coast Choral Society can be found at www.crystalcoastchoralsociety.org or by contacting Finley Woolston, the director, at finley@ec.rr.com.

Food and Drink

CHICKEN DINNER FUNDRAISER 11 a.m. Friday, April 6, at the Ocean Lodge, 300 Miller Farm Road, Morehead City. This fundraiser is hosted by the Ocean Lodge and will help raise funds for $1,000 scholarships for Croatan and Western Carteret high school students. Plates are $8 a piece and will have chicken, beans, coleslaw and a roll. For more information, call Phil Hensley at 252-422-5817 or Chez Garner at 252-269-0327.

LUNCH WITH A DASH OF HISTORY 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 6, at the History Museum of Carteret County, 1008 Arendell St., Morehead City. Rodney Kemp will discuss the "Cornerstones of Colonial Carolina: The Henry Family" and its influence on religious diversity and politics during the nation's formative years. A book signing by author Marilyn Stern will follow. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon. Lunch and the program is $16, $13 for Carteret County Historical Society members. Program only $8.50, or $5.50 for members. Call 252-247-7533, ext. 1 for reservations.

40TH ANNUAL NEWPORT PIG COOKIN’ CONTEST Friday-Saturday, April 6-7, at Newport Park. The nation’s largest whole pig cooking contest provides two days of food, fun and springtime celebrations. For more information, visit www.newportpigcooking.com.

CHARITABLE DINING EXPERIENCE The Inn on Turner is Beaufort will serve the local community and benefit charities in the community. Book an office party or holiday celebration and choose the venue and nonprofit organization, and the Inn on Turner will create the event. Call 919-271-6144 for dates and information as the inn also hosts monthly reservations for a dining experience.

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.

Events

EMERALD ISLE PARROT HEAD PHLOCKING 7 p.m. Friday, April 6, at the Emerald Club in Emerald Isle. The 50/50 raffle will benefit Emerald Isle and the Frisbee disc golf course.

BOGO PANTS SALE 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Saturday, March 31, at Caroline’s Collectables, 3716 Arendell St., Morehead City. Shop to stop domestic violence. Proceeds benefit CCDVP Safe House. You may also help by donating spring and summer women's clothes and accessories. For more information, visit www.carteretdomesticviolence.com.

CRYSTAL COAST COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY REGISTRATION COFFEE EVENT 9-11 a.m. Monday, April 9, at Cape Carteret Baptist Church. The fall Bible study classes begins Wednesday, Sept. 5. This Ladies Day class offers a children’s ministry for nursery, pre-school and home-schooled children.

BOOK SALE 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at Carteret Health Care Meeting Room 1 off the rotunda. This event will feature books, stationery, seasonal items, educational products and more. Payroll deduction, cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted. The event is sponsored by the Gift Gallery and proceeds benefit patient care at the hospital.

MENTAL HEALTH CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP 1-2 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the Leon Mann Jr. Enrichment Center in Morehead City. The group targets caregivers of seniors with mental health issues or seniors who are caregivers of someone with mental health issues. No need to register, and no caregiver will be turned away; however, the group is intended for caregivers only. The meetings will be held twice a month with the second Friday of the month serving as a resource presentation from 1-2 p.m. and the fourth Friday of the month as a sharing group from 3:30-4:45 p.m. The group is partnering with Carteret Health Care and a representative from the hospital will make a presentation on mental illness support at the April 13 meeting. For more information, call Mary Kurek at 252-247-2626.

11TH STREET VESSEL STORAGE The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department began accepting 2018-19 permit applications March 1, at the Morehead City Recreation Center located at 1600 Fisher St. 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 (tax bill, utility bill, water bill or deed). You also must provide proof of ownership of your vessel. Please contact 253-726-5083, ext. 1 for more details.

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, contact the program’s district coordinator, Traci Torrie at 910-326-6239 or by email at traci4taxaide@live.com.

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

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Carteret County Aging Services, located at the Senior Center, 3820 Galantis Drive in Morehead, is looking for a few volunteers who would be able to deliver a noon meal one day a week (weekday) to a homebound senior in the area. They have need for someone to regularly deliver a route once a week and for substitutes when regular volunteers aren’t able to deliver. Deliveries take about 1-1½ hours. Contact Diana or Mary K at 252-247-2626 for more information. 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR C.O.A.C.H. HOPE, a local nonprofit organization that continues to strive and expand its programs and services to youth within the community. For more information and a list of additional opportunities and an application, visit www.coach-hope.org or email a letter of interest to coachhope@yahoo.com. Those interested can also call or text “volunteer” to 252-732-4522.

CARTERET COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY HEADQUARTERS is open from 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.

Local heritage

CAUGHT ON CAMERA 5 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro. You will get a chance to learn about animal tracking and how game cameras work. We will take a short hike to an actual game camera rangers have placed out in the park to learn about who lives in Hammocks Beach State Park. Dress for the weather. For more information, call 910-326-4881.

MONARCH KEEPERS 2 p.m. Sunday, April 8, at Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro. Join those at the park to learn about various conservation efforts for the monarch butterfly that you can do at your own home. Participants will talk about natural history and make a flower craft to start a butterfly garden. Space is limited, contact the park office to register. For more information, call 910-326-4881.

SPRING MIGRATION HIKE 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro. Join a park ranger and go out and try to catch a glimpse of the traveling birds looking to set up their summer homes. The park service has limited binoculars and field guides to use. Bring your own if you have them. For more information, call 910-326-4881.

TRACKS AND SCAT 4 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro. Join a ranger to learn about some of the more common animal tracks and scat that can be found here in coastal North Carolina. Participants will get a chance to go out in the woods and check out pictures captured by one of the park's wildlife cameras. For more information, call 910-326-4881.

BEHIND THE SCENES: SHARK SNACK 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck and watch aquarium aquarists feed the sharks. This program is for ages 5 and up. The price is $20. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

BEHIND THE SCENES: AQUARIUM AT A GLANCE noon-12:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat from above. The program is for ages 5 and up. The price is $12. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

BEHIND THE SCENES: AQUARIUM CLOSE ENCOUNTERS 2-3:30 p.m. Saturdays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Visit labs and holding areas, help with food preparation and feed the animals in this thorough behind-the-scenes tour. Tour includes a look at fresh water habitats, as well as salt water habitats and a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat from above. This program is for ages 8 and up, and costs $20. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

FIRST THURSDAYS 10:30-11:30 a.m. the first Thursday of each month at the Newport Historical Museum. Event will feature stories and oral history from Newport residents.

Education

CRYSTAL COAST STARGAZERS TELESCOPE AND ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP 1-5 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Webb Memorial Library in Morehead City. It is free and open to the public.  Various telescopes will be on display and other astronomy information will be available.  Contact David Heflin at 828-773-0927 for more information.

BOATING SAFETY COURSE 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at at the Nautical Club in Indian Beach, 1550 Salter Path Road. It will be held in the event room on the penthouse floor. This course will be hosted by U.S. Power Squadrons Fort Macon Sail and Power Squadron in conjunction with the Winston-Salem Power Squadron. For a full course description, visit www.americasboatingcourse.com/coursedescription.cfm. The cost will be $35 for every textbook kit issued. Students are encouraged to buy the student text kit for $35, which includes the textbook, charts and a CD. Registration deadline is Saturday, March 31, to reserve a seat for the class. Students interested in taking the class may contact Joe Murphy directly at searentiy38@gmail.com or by calling 252-659-2742.

INTRODUCTION TO WOODEN BOAT BUILDING COURSE 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, April 7-8, at the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center in Beaufort. A two-day hands-on course, students will explore the art of boat building from start to finish. By the end of the course, students will have the knowledge and skill to choose a design and style of boat to build on their own and the confidence to take on the job. The course fee is $135 or $121.50 for Friends of the Museum. The minimum age is 16 years old. Course size limited. Advance registration required. Call the program registrar at 252-504-7758. Additional dates include: June 2-3, July 14-15, Aug. 25-26, Sept. 29-30, Oct. 13-14, Nov. 17-18 and Dec. 8-9.

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.

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE SERIES: 4 WEEKS TO A HEALTHIER YOU 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Carteret Community College. This four-week series 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. For more information, contact Jade Morton, certified holistic health educator, at www.YogaWellnessNC.com or 252-646-3923. Preregistration is required.

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

SECU CRYSTAL COAST HOSPICE HOUSE SEEKS VOLUNTEERS There are several capacities a volunteer can choose to serve. Direct care is an area of companionship for the patient and their family. There is also a need for volunteers to do filing, answering phones and putting together admission packets. If you are interested in sharing your time and compassion call Sharon Baugus, Volunteer Coordinator, at 252-514-8902 or email her at sbaugus2@3hc.org for an application. The Crystal Coast Hospice House is at 100 Big Rock Weigh in Newport.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR 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 lhorton4@ec.rr.com.

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, email smathusek@ec.rr.com, call 610-331-6764 or visit http://swansboroaux.com.

BOATING SKILLS AND SEAMANSHIP Mondays and Thursdays, two hours a session, for six weeks. Classes are taught by certified U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors. Those who pass earn a boater safety certificate. For more information, email smathusek@ec.rr.com, call 610-331-6764 or visit http://swansboroaux.com.

Fitness

31ST ANNUAL CARTERET COUNTY SENIOR GAMES Monday-Friday, April 2-May 4. For more information, contact Carteret County Parks and Recreation at 252-808-3301 or visit ccpr.recdesk.com.

CORE SOUND RUN 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Core Sound Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island. Those who register by Saturday, March 24, will receive and early discount. Register online at www.runtheeast.com. For more information, call the museum at 252-728-1500.

PAR TEE FRISBEE DISC GOLF TOURNAMENT Saturday, April 7, at the Emerald Woods Frisbee disc golf course. The event is hosted by the Emerald Isle Parrot Head Club, and proceeds raised will be donated back to the town to help update and maintain the disc golf course. The goal is to raise over $2,000. Information/registration can be found at http://emeraldisleparrotheads.com/2018/02/06/first-annual-eiphc-disc-golf-tournament.

BEACH RUN SERIES 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 8, May 22, June 5, June 19, July 17, Thursday, Aug. 2, and the 1-mile fun run and awards Thursday, Aug. 16. Offering 1 mile, 5K or 10K. This event is fun for the entire family. No running experience needed. All ages and skill levels welcome. All runs take place on the beach at the Atlantic Beach Circle. Registration and check in from 5:15-6:15 p.m. Cost for the entire seven run series is $50 per person, includes a Beach Run T-shirt or Individual races are $7 per person, per race. For more details and to register and pay online, visit ccpr.recdesk.com or call 252-808-3301.

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 $4 per class.

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

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

COMMUNITY YOGA 5:30 p.m. Mondays at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher St., Morehead City. The fee is $5 per class.

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

GENTLE BACK HEALTH YOGA 12:10-1 p.m. Thursdays 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 knowledge needed. For more information, contact Jade Morton, certified holistic health educator, at www.YogaWellnessNC.com or 252-646-3923. Series begin Jan. 11, Feb. 22 and April 12.

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 knowledge needed. For more information, contact Jade Morton, certified holistic health educator, at www.YogaWellnessNC.com or 252-646-3923. Series begin Jan. 2, Feb. 20 and April 10. 

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.

LINE DANCING 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays for Improver/Intermediate, 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays for Beginners, 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays for Improver/Intermediate, at the Leon Mann Jr. Enrichment Center in Morehead City. The classes will be taught by Sharon Willis. The price is $3 for a two-hour class. No membership fee is necessary.

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

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

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

BARRE FIT 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department in Morehead City. This eight-week course is $40 or $10 per class. Participants need to bring water. A yoga mat or towel is optional. This class is a hybrid of yoga, Pilates and ballet flexibility. For more information, contact Victoria Ward at victoria.ward@moreheadcitync.org or call 252-726-5083, ext. 1.

SILVER SNEAKER MSROM CLASS 11 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays in at Snap Fitness in Otway, and 11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays in at Snap Fitness in Newport. The classes are free for gym members and $5 for drop ins or nonmembers. This class is for everyone, and participants do not have to have Silver Sneaker Insurance. For more information, call the Otway gym at 252-838-1196 or the Newport gym at 252-777-4349.

BROGA 7-8 p.m. Thursdays at Uptown Yoga, 4915-I Arendell St. in Morehead City. This new class is designed for men but is open to all. This class is cardio-enhanced yoga. The class is $14 for drop-ins or a five-class pass is $65. For more information, call 252-342-0250 or visit www.uptownyogamhc.com.

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 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. 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. Mondays 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.

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

BILLY GRAHAM LIBRARY BUS TRIP Tuesday-Thursday, June 19-21. The price of this trip includes two nights lodging with breakfast both mornings at the hotel, lunch show “Love Machine Motown Sound” at the Barn Theater, admission to the Billy Graham Library, wine tasting and free time to shop at the Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh. Price also includes travel by air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on board restroom, plus snacks and movies. The bus will depart at 8 a.m. at the Walmart in Morehead City, then the Havelock Senior Center at 8:45 a.m. then the Walmart parking lot in New Bern. The price is $400 per person for double occupancy, $380 for triple occupancy or $355 for quad occupancy. Travel insurance is optional at $45 per person. The deposit of $75 per person and travel insurance is due with application by Friday, April 27. The total balance is due by Wednesday, May 9. Thirty people are needed to make this trip happen. The trip is non-refundable. Some of the proceeds will go toward some supplies for the back to school program. For more information, visit www.travelingwithrosetta.com.

SAVANNAH, GA., AND THE GOLDEN ISLES Monday-Wednesday, May 14-16. This trip hosted by the Leon Mann Jr. Enrichment Center includes two-night hotel accommodations, two breakfasts at a hotel and two dinners to include one dinner at The Pirate’s House. It also includes a guided tour of historic Savannah, a performance at the Savannah Historic Theater, a guided trolley tour of historic Jekyll Island, a tour of St. Simon Islands and a visit to famous River Street. The price is $390 per person, double occupancy. For more information, call Cindy Blizzard at 252-247-2626 or Beth Simpson at 252-247-2626.

THE ARK ENCOUNTER & CREATION MUSEUM BUS TRIP Monday-Saturday, May 21-26. This trip includes five nights lodging including three consecutive nights in the Cincinnati area, eight meals, admission to the new Ark Encounter, admission to the Creation Museum, admission to the Newport Aquarium and admission to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, as well as transportation. Travel by air conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on board restroom. The bus will depart at 8 a.m. from Walmart in Morehead City, then from the Havelock Senior Center at 8:45 a.m. The price is $575 per person for double occupancy plus $45 for travel confident protection insurance and $770 for single occupancy plus $69 for travel insurance. Balance is due Friday, March 30. Thirty people are needed to make this trip happen. Part of the proceeds of the trip will go toward food to be donated to the outreach center. For more information, visit www.travelingwithrosetta.com.

ICELAND EXPLORER TRIP Wednesday, Oct. 10. 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.

11-DAY HOLY LAND TOUR Tuesday-Friday, Nov. 6-16. The cost is $3,498 per person, double occupancy. It Includes air, deluxe hotels, breakfast and dinner daily, tips and taxi. The trip is hosted by the Rev Jimmy and Meresa Mercer. For more information, call 252-503-6127 or email mkmercer@ec.rr.com.

Meetings

CRYSTAL COAST QUILTERS GUILD 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, at Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church in Atlantic Beach. The guild meets every Tuesday and welcomes visitors and people interested in learning about quilting and community projects. For more information, contact Carol Stens at 252-808-4060. Business meetings are held at 6 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the church. They are open meetings.

COASTAL WEAVERS BASKET MAKERS GUILD 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at Western Carteret Community Center, Old Highway 58, behind the BB&T on Highway 24 in Cape Carteret. These meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month except for June and July. For more information, please email 2zcreek@gmail.com or just come on down.

CARTERET SMART START BOARD OF DIRECTORS 8:15 a.m. Thursday, April 5, in the activities center of the Carteret County Department of Social Services building in Beaufort. For more information, contact the office at 252-727-0440.

WOMEN VETERANS OF COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 7, at Ekklesia Apartments, 405 Barbour Road, Building A, Morehead City. Women Veterans of Coastal North Carolina invites all women veterans and active duty military women to attend the meetings, which are held the first Saturday of the month. For more information, contact Jerry Rita Brunton at 252-247-6994.

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

IRISH MUSIC SESSION 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 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 noon Wednesday, April 11, at the Leon Mann Jr. Enrichment Center, 3820 Galantis Drive, Morehead City. For more information, contact Lori Wrenn at 252-808-3152. Other dates are May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12.

MS SUPPORT GROUP 5-7 p.m. Monday, April 23, 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.

CARTERET COUNTY DEMOCRATIC WOMEN 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at No Name Pizza in Morehead City. Those who want to eat at the restaurant should arrive at 5:30 p.m. CCDW meets the fourth Tuesday of every month, except July, November and December. For more information, contact Karen Baggott, at 252-247-5770.

ABRAHAM HICKS MEETUP GROUP 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 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.

CRYSTAL COAST DECORATIVE PAINTERS 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Western Park Community Center, 275 Old Highway 58 in Cedar Point. This group meets the fourth Saturday of every month. All levels from beginners and beyond are welcome to join the group and experience painting, as well as community outreach projects, camaraderie, informative workshops and more. Learn how to paint on many different surfaces with no drawing required. Bring a bagged lunch. For more information, call Wanda at 910-330-4128 or email wcastillo0974@yahoo.com.

CAROLINA MARITIME MODEL SOCIETY MEETING 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 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. Carolina Maritime Model Society meetings are held eight times a year, where presentations are made, information shared and projects exhibited. Free admission. Membership is open to all members of the Friends of the Maritime Museum. For more information, call 252-504-7740. Additional dates include: May 19, Sept. 29, Oct. 27 and Dec. 1.

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

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

EMERALD ISLE STAMP CLUB meets 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month in the back of the Emerald Isle Police Department building on Highway 58. Anyone interested in collecting stamps is welcome. The club is celebrating its 25th year. For more information, call George Kuhhorn at 252-354-5127.

FORT MACON SAIL AND POWER SQUADRON meets the third Monday of every month. They offer boating education, social programs and vessel safety checks. For more information, call 252-571-9129 or visit www.fmsps.org.

MOVIN’ ON AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN meets the fourth Thursday of each month at Hampton Inn and Suites, 225 Old Hammock Road in Swansboro. For more information, call 910-325-0508.

F.I.S.H. GROUP MEETINGS: CHRIST-CENTERED 12 STEP RECOVERY 5-6:30 p.m. Sundays at Cape Carteret Baptist Church and 5:30-7 p.m. Fridays at the Carteret County Peer Recovery Center in Morehead City. This event is open to all friends of recovery. for more information, contact Bev Stone at the Peer Recovery Center by calling 252-222-3888.

SINGLES OUT ‘N ABOUT a social group open to single adults. Now in its 14th year, meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month to schedule activities. For time, location and more information, contact Ginger at 252-349-4639.

BEAUFORT GARDEN CLUB 10 a.m. the first Thursday of every month, at Ann Street United Methodist Church in Beaufort. Social starts at 9:30 a.m. followed by the meeting.

SOUTHERN BELLES Meets 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays at Cape Carteret Presbyterian Church. The four-part harmony singing group for women is now accepting new members. For more information, call Mary Helen Casey at 252-354-2925.

COASTAL CAROLINA ‘A’S’ RESTORERS CLUB 6 p.m. second Monday of the month at the Golden Corral on Martin Luther King Blvd. in New Bern. The Model “A” Restores Club, founded in 1952, encourages members to acquire, restore, preserve, exhibit and make use of the Model “A” Ford and to enjoy the fellowship of other Model “A” Ford owners around the world. For more information, call 252-943-4373 or 252-503-3470 or email dltemple@aol.com or scorcher_1212@yahoo.com.

SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS CAMP 1597 meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the Bryant Student Center meeting room, Carteret Community College. For more information, call David F. Burnette at 252-223-4765.

FORT MACON CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month in the Bryant Student Center meeting room, Carteret Community College. For more information, call David F. Burnette at 252-223-4765.

N.C. SOCIETY SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, CRYSTAL COAST CHAPTER meets at 11:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of every month in the Golden Corral Buffet and Grill, Morehead City. For more information, call David F. Burnette at 252-223-4765.

CARTERET COMMUNITY THEATRE 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at 1311 Arendell St., Morehead City, for volunteers to learn theater needs, including lights, sound, ticket sales and backstage assistance. For information, call 252-247-1501 or visit www.carteretcommunitytheatre.org.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS 7 to 8:15 p.m. Fridays, at Canine Playtime, 228 Chatham St., Newport.

ALCOHOL ANONYMOUS 8 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church in Morehead City.

AL-ANON 8 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in Morehead City.

PROMISE LAND SOCIETY 9:30 a.m. the second Saturday of the month, First Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Morehead City.

SOCIETY FOR CREATIVE ANACHRONISM: SHRINE OF CATHANAR 1 to 3 p.m. second Saturday of each month at the Bryant Student Center at Carteret Community College. The SCA is a recreational and educational global organization that attempts to recreate the arts of war in the Middle Ages. The local branch for Carteret and Craven counties are open to every one of all ages and locations. There is no cost to attend the activity. For more information, visit www.ShireofCathanar.org, email shirecathanar@gmail.com, jprice208@gmail.com or monicaamende@gmail.com, or call Thomas De Luna (MKA Jerry Price) at 252-648-0937 or Bridgit Macha Ruadh (MKA Monica Amende) at 216-256-1495.

MOREHEAD CITY LIONS CLUB 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month at Golden Corral in Morehead City.

BEAUFORT LIONS CLUB meets at noon the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at Ribeye’s on Front Street in Beaufort. New members and guests are welcome.

TOASTMASTERS 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 7 a.m. Thursdays in the Bryant Center on the campus of Carteret Community College. Call 252-725-7377 for details.

SEA SCOUTS SHIP 98 LOOKOUT 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the N.C. Maritime Museum Gallant’s Channel annex in Beaufort. The ship is chartered by Friends of the N.C. Maritime Museum. For ages 14-20. Call 252-728-2762.

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS CHAPTER 26 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, Havelock Senior Center, Trader Avenue, Havelock. For more information, contact Ancil Jones at 252-622-5245.

CARTERET NUMISMATIC SOCIETY meets 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Old Train Depot at 612 Broad St. in Beaufort.

AMERICAN LEGION MOREHEAD CITY POST 46 6 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the train depot, 1001 Arendell St., Morehead City.

BEAUFORT OLDE TOWNE MONDAY NOON CLUB, Clawson’s 1905 Restaurant, Beaufort.

NEWPORT ROTARY CLUB 6:30 p.m. each Monday, Newport Rotary Building at 145 Howard Blvd.

MOREHEAD CITY NOON ROTARY CLUB noon each Tuesday, Channel Marker, Atlantic Beach.

MOREHEAD CITY LOOKOUT ROTARY CLUB 7 a.m. each Wednesday, Carteret General Hospital cafeteria, Morehead City.

KNIT-WITS 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Wednesday, the Webb Library welcomes knitters to bring their projects to receive helpful hints from experienced knitters.

MOREHEAD CITY NAVIGATORS ROTARY CLUB noon, Wednesdays, Floyd’s 1921 Restaurant, 400 Bridges St., Morehead City.

MOREHEAD CITY EVENING CLUB 6:30 p.m. each Thursday, First United Methodist Church, 900 Arendell St., Morehead City.

MOREHEAD CITY SOUNDVIEW CLUB noon on Thursdays, Golden Corral, Morehead City.

CRYSTAL COAST TEA PARTY PATRIOTS meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Golden Corral in Morehead City and at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month at Ribeyes Steakhouse in Cape Carteret. For information, visit www.cctpp.com.

THE RETIRED ENLISTED ASSOCIATION Cherry Point No. 92 meets 9:30 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at Millers Landing at MCAS Cherry Point. Optional breakfast is at 8:30 a.m. Details at 252-223-7037.

MOREHEAD CITY ANTIQUE CAR CLUB 7 p.m. first Tuesday of the month, Carteret Community College, Bryant Center. Call 252-726-6351.

CAPE LOOKOUT FLYFISHERS 6 p.m. the third Friday of each month from March to November, Cox’s Restaurant, 4109 Arendell St., Morehead City.

CELEBRATE RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP meets at 6 p.m. each Monday, South Banks Community Church, West Ridge Center, Morehead City. For more information, contact Milton Thompson at 252-525-3402.

NARCONON reminds families that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get a loved one help if they are at risk. Visit www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/blog/naloxone-availability.html to learn about the overdose reversing drug known as naloxone and find out its availability in your state. Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all types of drugs. Narconon also offers free assessments and referrals. Call 800-431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSolution.com for details.

CRYSTAL COAST DECORATIVE PAINTERS 10 a.m.-2 p.m. fourth Saturday of the month, Western Park Community Center, Cedar Point. Painters of all levels welcome. The organization holds classes, seminars and is involved in community service projects. Call 252-247-7827 for more information.

CRYSTAL COAST QUILTERS’ GUILD meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month, Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church, Atlantic Beach. Members enjoy learning through workshops and programs and are active in community service projects. Visitors are welcome. Call 252-808-4060.

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION GROUP 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Coastal Unitarian Church, 1300 Evans St., Morehead City. The group practices silent mindfulness meditation to reduce stress. Free. Call 252-240-2283.

TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY (TOPS) Newport Chapter 0602 meets Thursdays, Fort Benjamin Park, 100 McQueen Ave., Newport. Weigh-in begins 4:30 p.m.; the meeting follows at 5:30 p.m. Call 252-223-3045 for details. Morehead City Chapter 543 meets from 4:45 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, in the meeting room of First Presbyterian Church, 1604 Arendell St. Call 252-240-0899 for details.

CARTERET CARE PARTNERS 2 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at Grace Presbyterian Church, Beaufort, and fourth Wednesday of the month at Unitarian Coastal Fellowship, Morehead City. This is a support network for family caregivers of all types, is a safe place to share the joys and struggles of care giving and to network for resources and information. Caregivers are welcome to bring their care recipients. Recipients meet in a separate room with activities geared for them. For more information, contact Sally White at 252-622-1978 or ucfminister@starfishnet.com, or LaVera Parato at 252-422-6139 or areval@juno.com.

BEYOND THIS WEEK

CAMPING 101 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro. Come on out for this program in which multiple styles of tents will be set up, tent terminology explained and participants will also set up two types of shelters. Program participants will meet outside at the gazebo near the visitor center. Dress for the weather. For more information, call 910-326-4881.

HOW OLD IS THAT FISH? 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro. Join a park ranger to discover and learn how one can determine the age of a fish. For more information, call 910-326-4881.

CRYSTAL COAST CHORAL SOCIETY SPRING CONCERT 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at All Saints Anglican Church near Newport and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Swansboro United Methodist Church, Swansboro. This concert will feature music of faith from various traditions. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students and children under 10 are admitted for free. Tickets will be available at the door and from choral society members. For more information, call 910-358-2997, email finley@ec.rr.com or visit crystalcoastchoralsociety.com.

TRINITY CENTER OPEN HOUSE 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at 618 Salter Path Road, Pine Knoll Shores. There will be refreshment stations set up in the conference spaces, and the Camp Trinity Store will be open. There will be tours of the facilities and information for everyone who wants to learn more about programs. A Friends of Trinity presentation will be at 4 p.m. in the Beach House. The presentation will explain the Friends of Trinity initiative and provide information about how to become a friend of Trinity. A complimentary picnic dinner on the pavilion will follow. This event is free and open to the public. Bring the family and explore.

THE LIVING POND 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro. Join a ranger and explore ponds at the park to discover the living creatures that could be making their homes there. Participants will collect samples and get a closer look at them under a microscope. For more information, call 910-326-4881.

GALACTIC STARLAB 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro. Statewide Star Party: Experience the thrill and excitement of a STARLAB portable planetarium at the park, sponsored by Woodmen Life. Participants will get to hear about the universe and learn about the solar system and the exciting myths and mysteries behind our dark skies. There will games and crafts for all ages to enjoy. If it's a clear night, they will bring out the telescopes and binoculars to get a closer look at some of the planets and stars shining that night. The program will be held in the maintenance area. For more information, call 910-326-4881.

DOWN EAST EARTH DAY Friday, April 20, at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island. All Down East schools are welcome to participate. For more information, call the museum at 252-728-1500.

NAACP ANNUAL GOSPEL FESTIVAL 7 p.m. Friday, April 20, at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Morehead City. This fundraiser will raise money for the scholarship fund. From this fund, one scholarship will be available to one student from each of the three county high schools and one to a student at Carteret Community College.

CRYSTAL COAST SPORTS AND RECREATION EXPO 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Crystal Coast Civic in Morehead City. The expo is now accepting vendors. Learn about all the unique opportunities for sports, recreation, fitness, health and wellness. Visit all the interactive exhibits inside the civic center, watch demonstrations of sports and recreational activities such as gymnastics, dance and fitness classes or participate in outside demonstrations and activities such as tennis, tree climbing, bounce houses and more.

PUBLICK DAY 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Beaufort Historic Site. An old-fashioned flea market on the Beaufort Historic Site with vendors selling antiques and collectibles, art, crafts, handmade jewelry, books, food and much more. No admission charge. Vendor information is available for this fun spring event. For more information, call 252-728-5225.

MASTER GARDNER ASSOCIATION PLANT SALE Saturday-Sunday, April 21-22, at the Beaufort Historic Site, 130 Turner St., Beaufort. This will be a part of the Beaufort Historical Association’s Publick Day.

EARTH DAY TREE HIKE 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro. Participants will hike through the woods and explore the sights and sounds along the park’s walking trail. They will learn about the different plants and animals that can be found in some of the forests here in coastal North Carolina while taking in the fresh air. The park has a very limited supply of binoculars to use, so participants should bring their own if they have them. For more information, call 910-326-4881.

PORTSMOUTH HOMECOMING 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, on Portsmouth Island. Every two years, descendants, family and friends gather on Portsmouth Island to celebrate homecoming with a traditional homecoming celebration complete with dinner on the ground, visits to the family cemeteries and time to revisit old memories along the sandy paths of Portsmouth Village. Reservations to Portsmouth should be made by calling in early April. To reserve a seat, contact Rudy Austin by calling 252-928-4361. The reservations are $20 per person, round trip. If coming for the day on the N.C. ferry from Cedar Island or Hatteras, call 800-293-3779 or visit www.ncferry.org for the latest information including schedules and prices. For more information about the event, visit www.friendsofportsmouthisland.org.

COASTAL CRAFTS SERIES 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro. Each month come out to the park and learn about some of the unique beach findings and crafty things to do with them. Participants will get a chance to build their own craft to take home. This month’s craft is a mason jar butterfly feeder. For more information, call 910-326-4881.

NOCTURNAL ANIMALS 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro. Come and learn to distinguish the sounds of the night with this program that introduces participants to their night time neighbors. We will talk about common animals that become active when the sun goes down, as well as more rare nocturnal friends. For more information, call 910-326-4881.

SCIENCE EXTRAVAGANZA 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro. Come out to the park and test your scientific knowledge. Can you get a paperclip to float on water? Is it possible to make plastic from milk? Participants will talk about density, friction and other science topics while testing these ideas through amazing hands on experiments. For more information, call 910-326-4881.

PITCH, HIT AND RUN CONTEST 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, at Big Rock Stadium, 2200 Mayberry Loop Road, Morehead City. This event is for boys and girls ages 7-14. During PITCH, the participant is tested throwing strikes to a designated strike zone target. In HIT, a participant hits a ball off a stationary tee for distance and accuracy. During RUN, the participant is timed, starting from second base, touching third then touching home plate. For more information, contact Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department at 252-726-5083, ext. 3.

BEAUFORT WINE & FOOD WEEKEND Wednesday-Sunday, April 25-29. This wine and food weekend features celebrity chefs and various wines from around the world. There will be wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, unique recipes and more. For more information, visit www.beaufortwineandfood.com.

AN ANT’S LIFE 4 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro. Come to the park and learn about the natural history of ants. Participants will explore everything from how long ants live to where they go during the colder winter months. For more information, call 910-326-4881.

‘THE LAST PIG’ SCREENING 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, at Joslyn Hall on the campus of Carteret Community College. Doors open at 6:00pm “The Last Pig,” by Allison Argo, is a lyrical meditation on what it means to be a sentient creature with the power to kill. Deeply immersive, the film follows a farmer in his final year of slaughtering pigs. Through sparse, intimate musings, the farmer reveals his growing conflict over a life spent “peddling in death.” As the story unfolds, his struggle becomes our own. For more information on the film, visit www.ArgoFilms.com. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.com. There is limited seating. There will also be raffle items, and proceeds benefit Farm Sanctuary.

29TH ANNUAL LOOKOUT ROTARY RUN FOR HEALTHY LIVING ROAD RACE AND PORT TO FORT HALF MARATHON 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Morehead City train depot. Registration begins at the train depot at 6:30 a.m. The half marathon starts at 7:30 a.m., the run for healthy living race is at 7:40 a.m. and the 5K starts at 8 a.m. The half marathon, 5K and fitness walk will have prizes for the top three overall male and female racers. Gildan high-performance long sleeve shirts will be available to the first 350 racers registered. Preregistration discount $25 for 5K/$55 for Half Marathon until 5 p.m. Friday, April 20. Race day registration fee is $30 for the 5K and $60 for the half marathon. There is a military discount, as well as a family special. For more information or to register, visit www.runtheeast.com, lookoutrotaryroadrace.com or the Sports Center in Morehead City.

KAYAKING SAFETY 1 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro. Come out to the park to learn about and discuss basic paddling safety. Participants will be introduced to the “rules of the road” to help them stay safe while paddling the waters around the coast. Meet in the auditorium inside the visitor center. For more information, call 910-326-4881.

TRAIL SISTERS: PINK LADIES NIGHT HIKE 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro. Come out to the park dressed in pink for this moonlit hike with Ranger Renee aimed at introducing women to the fun and benefits of the outdoors. The program is geared for those that may be new to hiking and the outdoors. Meet at the former Mitchell 4H Camp at the end of 4H Camp Road The program is weather dependent. For more information, call 910-326-4881.

SENIOR LIFE EXPO 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the Leon Mann Jr. Enrichment Center in Morehead City. The expo provides county seniors the opportunity to familiarize themselves with a wide variety of services and vendors in one place. The event features the successful “passport program.” Vendors will mark the “passports” of all attendees. Attendees with filled passports are eligible for door prize drawings. One exhibitor package is $60, with an additional promotional package ($15) available. Spaces and packages are limited so early applications are encouraged. Anyone interested in participating should call Carol or Cindy at 252-247-2626 or email carol.neglic@carteretcountync.gov or cindy.blizzard@carteretcountync.gov for more detailed information and an application.

MCAS CHERRY POINT AIR SHOW Friday-Sunday, May 4-6, at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. The 2018 MCAS Cherry Point Air Show will feature the world's top aviation aerobatic team, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. And for the first time ever, the Cherry Point show will feature two world-class jet aerobatic teams when the Canadian Snow Birds jet team joins the lineup. Gates open at 5 p.m. Friday, and admission and parking are free. For more information, visit www.cherrypointairshow.com.

11TH ANNUAL BEAUFORT BOAT BUILDING CHALLENGE Saturday, May 5, on Front Street in Beaufort. During this challenge, participants race to build a 12-foot Carolina Bateau rowing skiff in less than four hours. The rowing race allows participants to demonstrate their rowing ability in their newly crafted vessels. The top three teams will receive cash prizes and be named the winners of the Beaufort challenge and qualify for the national championship.

44TH ANNUAL WOODEN BOAT SHOW 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort. The wooden boat show features a variety of small wooden boats, historic vessels, nautical crafts, educational activities, boat models, traditional skills demonstrations and displays. Admission is free and open to the public. Proceeds help support the operations of the Friends of the N.C. Maritime Museum and the N.C. Maritime Museum. For more information, call 252-728-7317 or visit www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

‘SPRING CLEAN YOUR BODY FOR HEALTH’ WORKSHOP 5:30-6:45 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Carteret Community College. This program is $15. Improve your health by reducing toxins accumulated from what we eat, drink and the environment. Explore detox tips to improve symptoms of body aches, lack of energy, brain fog, headaches and frequent illness. Handouts include recipes and resources. For more information, contact Jade Morton, certified holistic health educator, at www.YogaWellnessNC.com or 252-646-3923. Preregistration is required.

BEAUFORT MUSIC FESTIVAL Friday-Saturday, May 18-19. This free multi-day, multi-genre music festival will be held at the Beaufort Historic Site. For more information, visit www.beaufortmusicfestival.com.

EMERALD ISLE PARROT HEAD 15th ANNUAL BEACH BIKE POKER RUN Saturday, May 19. All proceeds will benefit the Semper Fi Fund's Odyssey Kids Camp. Last year the club raised a record breaking $11,600. For more information, visit, http://emeraldisleparrotheads.com.

ATLANTIC BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Atlantic Beach Circle. Admission is free. Pets and glass containers are prohibited. Details and sponsorship forms can be found at www.atlanticbeach-nc.com. For more information, contact special event coordinator Meredith Joyner at events@atlanticbeach-nc.com or 252-725-2808.

CRYSTAL COAST BOAT SHOW Saturday-Sunday, May 19-20, on the Morehead City waterfront. The boat show attracts thousands of people from all over eastern North Carolina and features in-water and on-shore boats, vendors and a vintage car show. In conjunction with the Arts Council of Carteret County, the ARTrageous art event will be held during the boat show. All events are free to the public. For more information, call 252-8080440 or visit www.crystalcoastboatshow.com.

NINE PIN NO-TAP TOURNAMENT 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at Mac Daddy’s in Cape Carteret. This event is open to all. The cost for three games with shoes is $20. Proceeds benefit Team N.C. and their trip to the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle, Wash. For more information, contact tracy@macdaddys.com or darlene.austin@carteretcountync.gov.

CARTERET COUNTY ARTS & CRAFTS COALITION SUMMER SHOW Saturday-Sunday, May 26-27, at the Beaufort Historic Site. This juried sale of arts and crafts of coastal artisans held three weekends a year. It is held at the Beaufort Historic Site on Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day, and at another venue for a three-week show between Thanksgiving and Christmas, this is the perfect occasion to browse and buy the work of coastal artists and craftsmen. For more information, call 252-728-5225.

10TH ANNUAL KAYAK FOR THE WARRIORS Saturday, June 2, 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.

KICK-OFF PARTY/ART OPENING 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2. This is the Old Homes Tour kick-off Party. Art opening for 2018 Old Homes and Gardens Tour featured artist. Tickets are $30 For more information, call 252-728-5225.

RESPONSE-RECOVERY-RESILLIENCE EXHIBITION: HOW STORMS SHAPE US AND RISING, A VISUAL AND ORAL HISTORY PERSPECTIVE OF CHANGE ON NC INNER AND OUTER BANKS Thursday, June 7, at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island. For more information, call 252-728-1500.

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

BIG ROCK BLUE MARLIN TOURNAMENT Friday-Saturday, June 8-16, 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 waterfront. For more information, visit www.thebigrock.com.

SOCCER CAMP Monday-Thursday, June 11-14, at Rotary Park, 2200 Mayberry Loop Road, Morehead City. Boys and girls ages 4-6 is from 9-11 a.m. and costs $50, while boys and girls ages 7-15 is 9 a.m. to noon and costs $70. Registration deadline is Friday, June 8. 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. Please make checks payable to Sean Brennan and mail to 706 Arendell St., Morehead City, N.C. 28557 All participants should wear comfortable clothing for soccer. Shin guards are required. Bring a soccer ball and water bottle. For more information, call Kirk Peterson at 252-726-5083, ext. 3 or email kirk.peterson@moreheadcitync.org.

CORE SOUND RIG OF SIX 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island. For more information, call the museum at 252-728-1500.

SUMMER CAMPS AT THE CORE SOUND MUSEUM Monday-Friday, June 18-22, and June 25-29, at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island. For more information, call 252-728-1500.

PURVIS CHAPEL CHOIR CONCERT 7 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at Purvis Chapel in Beaufort. This is a concert for the Beaufort Old Homes & Garden Tour honorary chairman. The event is free. For more information, call 252-728-5225.

58TH ANNUAL OLD HOMES AND GARDEN TOUR 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, June 22-23, in historic Beaufort. This 58th annual walking tour of private homes, gardens, churches and historic places is the last full weekend in June. Site buildings, the Old Burying Ground, narrated bus tours of the historic district, a music concert and an antique car show are all highlights of this signature event. For more information, call 252-728-5225.

BEGINNER TENNIS CAMP 9-10 a.m. Monday-Wednesday, June 25-27, and Monday-Wednesday, July 30-Aug. 1, at Sheaves Park Tennis Courts in Morehead City. Register for the first session by Friday, June 22, and the second session by Friday, July 27. The camp will offer an exciting tennis experience with an emphasis on fun. Concentration will be placed on establishing basic skill development and focus on eye-hand coordination, footwork, fundamentals of all the basic strokes and etiquette of the game of tennis. This is an introductory/beginner level instructional camp. Morehead City Parks and Recreation will have tennis racquets available for participants to use. All participants should wear comfortable clothing, tennis shoes and bring water, sunscreen and a hat. This is for ages: 5 – 9. The fee is $25. Make checks payable to Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, contact Kirk Peterson at 252-726-5083, ext. 3 or email at Kirk.Peterson@moreheadcitync.org.

CARTERET COUNTY ARTS & CRAFTS COALITION SUMMER SHOW Saturday-Sunday, June 30-July 1, at the Beaufort Historic Site. This juried sale of arts and crafts of coastal artisans held three weekends a year. It is held at the Beaufort Historic Site on Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day, and at another venue for a three-week show between Thanksgiving and Christmas, this is the perfect occasion to browse and buy the work of coastal artists and craftsmen. For more information, call 252-728-5225.

SUMMER CAMP The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department sponsors an eight-week summer camp program for children ages 3-12. Camp staff supervises daily activities such as arts and crafts classes, playground time, gymnasium games, fieldtrips and more. The department promotes fun recreational and educational activities. Camp operates from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Classes are divided into age groups. Children must be fully potty-trained. The eight-week program costs $300 for Morehead City Residents ($250 for each additional child), and $450 for non-city residents ($400 for each additional child). On a week-by week basis, the camp costs $60 for resident individuals, and $90 for non-resident individuals. For more information, contact Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department at 252-726-5083. Camp registration is expected to open in February.

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

SOUNDSIDE STORY TIME 10:30 a.m. to noon Fridays from July 6-Aug. 10, at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island. For more information, call 252-728-1500.

ALL-AMERICAN SHRIMP FRY 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 7, at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island. For more information, call 252-728-1500.

SUMMER PARTY 7-11 p.m. July 7, at the Beaufort Historic Site. Come celebrate Beaufort summers with a fabulous summer party. There will be food, an open bar, live music, live auction and silent auction with the proceeds benefiting the Beaufort Historical Association. There is an admission fee. For more information, call 252-728-5225. 

BARTA BOYS & GIRLS CLUB BILLFISH TOURNAMENT Thursday-Saturday, July 12-14, at the Beaufort town docks. During this event, enjoy offshore or in-shore fishing on the coast. For more information or to register, visit www.bartabillfish.com.

BEAUFORT PIRATE INVASION Friday-Saturday, Aug. 10-11, 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 over 100 pirate and militia re-enactors as they overrun the town. Enjoy historical demonstrations such as sword fighting and cannon firing, and see black powder weapons display, a mock trial, hanging and so much more.

SUMMER TASTE OF CORE SOUND 6-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island. For more information, call 252-728-1500.

CARTERET COUNTY ARTS & CRAFTS COALITION FALL SHOW Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 1-2, at the Beaufort Historic Site. This juried sale of arts and crafts of coastal artisans held three weekends a year. It is held at the Beaufort Historic Site on Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day, and at another venue for a three-week show between Thanksgiving and Christmas. This is the perfect occasion to browse and buy the work of coastal artists and craftsmen. For more information, call 252-728-5225.

SYMPOSIUM: RISING/NC SEA GRANT Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island. For more information, call the museum at 252-728-1500.

NC WILDLIFE ART SOCIETY EXHIBITION OPENING Friday, Sept. 14, at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island. For more information, call the museum at 252-728-1500.

MEMBERSHIP MEETING/VOLUNTEER PICNIC 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Beaufort Historic Site. A picnic with all the trimmings to honor all those who volunteer for the Beaufort Historical Association and its many events and activities. There will be a very brief business meeting, which includes the election of new board of governors members. For more information, call 252-728-5225.

NC SEAFOOD FESTIVAL Friday-Sunday, Oct. 5-7, 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.

FALL FUNDRAISING PARTY 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, in Beaufort. This gala fundraising party held in a beautiful Beaufort home featuring the works of a selected artist. Artwork is available for purchase. There is an admission charge. For more information, call 252-728-5225.

MOREHEAD CITY CHRISTMAS STORE OPENING Friday-Saturday, Nov. 2-3, in Morehead City. This store will feature items at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center. For more information, call 252-728-1500.

JUMBLE SALE 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Beaufort Historic Site. The Beaufort Historic Site turns into a community market with art, handmade crafts, holiday gifts, pre-loved treasures, antiques, clothing, food and much more. There is no admission fee. Vendor information is available. For more information, call 252-728-5225.

CORE SOUND CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island. For more information, call the museum at 252-728-1500.

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING FEAST 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Beaufort Historic Site. A traditional turkey dinner is provided by some of the area’s finest restaurants. Served at the Beaufort Historic Site, dinners are available for take-out or to enjoy under our tent. There is an admission fee. For more information, call 252-728-5225.

CORE SOUND WATERFOWL WEEKEND Friday-Sunday, Nov. 30- Dec. 2, at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center 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 the museum at 252-728-1500.

CORE SOUND DECOY FESTIVAL Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 1-2, 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.

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.

BEAUFORT HOLIDAY ART WALK 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in downtown Beaufort. Enjoy a festive day in historic downtown Beaufort and celebrate the season with art receptions and open houses at many downtown locations. A wide variety of art from regional artists will be showcased throughout many of the downtown shops, galleries and restaurants. The Art Walk will begin at The Beaufort Historic Site, 130 Turner St. Art walk maps will be available at participating locations. For more information, call 252-728-5225.

BEAUFORT CANDLELIGHT HOMES TOUR 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 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.

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