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Entertainment calendar – July 19 edition

Kids and Family

WATERSLIDE FUN 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, July 20, at Newport Community Park. This event is hosted by the town of Newport and the Newport Public Library. For more information, call 252-223-4749.

MOVIE IN THE PARK 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Newport Community Park. The movie will be “Jumanji,” and it starts at 7:30 p.m. Prior to the movie, the Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter will come with animals and people can donate items to the shelter. For more information, call 252-223-4749.

CHILDREN’S COLONIAL DAY 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at the Beaufort Historic Site, 130 Turner St., Beaufort. This is part of the Living History workshops. Experience gardening, cooking over an open fire, dressing up in colonial clothing and playing colonial games. The cost is $10 for children, and parents are free. For more information, call 252-728-5225.

BEGINNER TENNIS CAMP 9-10 a.m. Monday-Wednesday, July 30-Aug. 1, at Shevans Park Tennis Courts in Morehead City. Register for 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.

BRIDGE DOWNEAST SUMMER CAMP 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday until Thursday, Aug. 2, at 1344 Island Road. This camp is open to students from kindergarten through eighth grade in the Down East communities and is free for participants. Call Pam Morris at 252-725-5684 to register. See Facebook for more information.

PAWS TO READ WITH CALI 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Webb Memorial Library, 812 Evans St., Morehead City. Call 252-726-3012 to sign a child up for a 15-minute reading session with Cali. This program is held on the first Saturday of the month.

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

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 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.

NATURE SCHOOL AT CAMP ALBEMARLE KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM This is for nature lovers ages 5 and 6. The child must be 5 by Friday, Aug. 31. This program will engage children in the wonders of nature while creating pathways for learning through outdoor play. Rooted in nature, students will spend 75 percent of their day outdoors, enjoying a new adventure every day with an emphasis on experiential learning with a one-to-six teacher to child ratio. The class size will be 12 students. Situated on 29 acres of beautifully wooded and sound side campus, students will follow “My Father’s World” Kindergarten curriculum and will observe God's natural wonders through gardening, hiking, sensory play, live creatures, nature and ecology lessons and scientific discoveries. For more information, email Heather Estep at heather@campalbemarle.org.

SEA SCOUT SHIP 1810 SSS SEA WOLF CMAST now has its very own Sea Scout ship for students ages 13-18 interested in boating and all things maritime. Sea Scouts are a division of Boy Scouts. Sea Scouts is for young men and women ages 14-20. Sea Scouts will learn boating skills, water safety, maritime heritage and citizenship through limitless opportunities and exciting challenges. For more information, visit http://sciencehouse.ncsu.edu, http://cmast.ncsu.edu or www.facebook.com/CMASTYouth.

STORY TIME AND PRE-K PLAY 9-10 a.m. Mondays for children from birth to 5 years, accompanied by an adult. Bring any supplies needed, such as diapers, wipes, bottles and more. For more information, call 252-354-6350.

Art

ANNUAL CRYSTAL COAST ARTISAN SHOW 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Country Club of the Crystal Coast in Pine Knoll Shores. This free, indoor event features 30 vendors with painting, woodworking, textile, jewelry, pottery, nautical decor and more for sale. Dining will be available soundside. Email cccchouse@gmail.com for details. 

ART EXHIBIT BY ERIC LOY Eric Loy has placed his work in the Webb Memorial Library until mid-August. He is an Atlantic Beach resident and is with the Carolina Nature Photography Association. He has work published in the Camera Official magazine of CNPA. Check out his work at EricLoy.smugmug.com or facebook.com/ericloy. For more information, call the library at 252-726-3012 and ask for Kay.

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 the month 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 Werthein’s studio/residence in Beaufort. The six-week session costs $125. Participants must bring materials. For more information, call 252-838-1238.

WEEKLY ART CLASSES 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays and 1-4 p.m. Thursdays. Arts & Things offers classes in drawing and watercolor, oil, pastel and acrylic painting on the Morehead City waterfront. For more information, call Arts & Things at 252-240-1979.

Music and Theater

ALIVE AT FIVE CONCERT SERIES 5-8 p.m. Fridays at Jaycee Park in Morehead City. Performances are: July 20- The Embers; Aug. 3- Mikele Buck Band; and Aug. 17-North Tower. The concerts are free and open to the public.

CONSTELLATION CONCERT 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at the Unitarian Coastal Fellowship in Morehead City. Constellation is the musical duo of Eric Thomas and Helen Wolfson. This concert is a fundraiser for Unitarian Coastal Fellowship. Suggested donation of $10 per ticket is appreciated. Snacks and drinks will be available before the concert and at the intermission.

AUDITIONS FOR ‘LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE’ 2-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 11-12, at Carteret Community Theatre in Morehead City. The play is by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron and based on the book by Ilene Beckman. The play calls for five to seven females, ages 20-50. Rehearsals begin Thursday, Aug. 16. The play runs Friday-Sunday, Oct. 26-28, and Friday-Sunday, Nov. 2-4. For more information, call 978-875-0289.

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES 7-8:30 p.m. Saturdays until Sept. 1, at Jaycee Park in Morehead City. For a complete list of performers, visit https://moreheadcitync.org/home-parks-recreation/concert-series/.

Food and Drink

12TH ANNUAL CRAB CAKE COOK OFF 6 p.m. Friday, July 20, at the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center in Beaufort. Local volunteer chefs go head-to-head in the annual Crab Cake Cook Off. Come taste their culinary delights and vote on the best crab cake of 2018. Competition includes a coleslaw mix off. Beer and wine will be served. Only 100 tickets will be sold. Tickets are available now at the N.C. Maritime Museum store in Beaufort, online or by calling the Friends office at 252-728-1638. Tickets are $35 for Friends of the N.C. Maritime Museum members, and individual membership is just $35.

COASTAL FARM TO TABLE 7 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Katherine Davis Park, 601 Arendell St., Morehead City. Tickets are $75 per person and $125 per couple. Tickets available online, or at the following locations: Crystal Coast Brewing Co. (Morehead City and Atlantic Beach), Cru Wine Bar in Beaufort, Emerald Isle Wine Market and Dee Gees on the Morehead City waterfront. Cru Wine Bar will provide wine, Crystal Coast Brewing Co. will provide beer, and Garner Farms will provide provide produce. Auctioneer services will be provided by Family & Friends Auction Barn. This fundraiser will feature a live band, as well as a live and silent auction. Seating limited, tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information, visit www.carolinachocolatefestival.com.

FARMS, FOOD AND FRIENDS 2018 DINNER CLUB SEREIS 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at Underground Farm and Learning Center, 1568 Highway 101, north of Beaufort. Tickets are $30 each. The last two date for this season is Sunday, Oct. 28.

NEW MID-WEEK ‘FOCUSING ON FARMERS MARKET’ 3-6 p.m. every Wednesday at the Underground Farm and Learning Center, 1586 Highway 101, north of Beaufort. Underground Farm and Learning Center will host a mid-week market connecting families and friends with farmers and locally farmed fresh vegetables, fruits, meats and eggs. All local farmers are invited to participate for free in 2018. This market will focus only on fresh foods grown in our local area, farmed by land or sea. Contact CarteretNCFarmersMarket@gmail.com or 252-515-4799 to schedule.

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

OPEN AIR MARKET 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 28, at the Bridge Downeast, 1344 Island Road, Harkers Island. The Bridge Downeast is hosting an open air market several Saturdays this summer. Contact Susan McNamara at 252-504-2581 to sign up and sell fresh from the farm vegetables and fruit and local handcrafted products.

2018 PELICAN AWARDS AND TASTE OF THE COAST 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City. This year’s celebration will feature gourmet seafood selections from more than 10 local restaurants, as well as oyster growers from different waters of the state, including Stump Sound, Hatteras and more. Back again this year is the outstanding silent auction featuring the best of the coast, from weekend trips, boat tours, artwork and more, as well as live music from 4EverAll. Tickets are $50 for N.C. Coastal Federation members and $60 for nonmembers. For more information, visit www.nccoast.org.

COLLECTIVE GOODS FLASH SALE 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at Carteret Health Care Meeting Room 1 off the rotunda. This event will have books, stationery, seasonal items, educational products and more. The event is sponsored by the Gift Gallery, and proceeds benefit patient care at Carteret Health Care.

REGISTRATION FOR US COAST GUARD PARADE Members of the U.S. Coast Guard planning to participate in the USCG Appreciation Day parade, which is Saturday, Aug. 18, need to register with the Core Sound Museum. Veterans will meet at Harkers Island Elementary School at 10 a.m. for name tags and parade assignments. The museum will also need to know before the parade who can walk and who will need to ride. They also need contact information as soon as possible. If you would like to walk/ride in memory of a family/friend, that is possible too. Please call Karen at 252-723-0982 for details.

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.

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

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

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

CARTERET COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY HEADQUARTERS is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The headquarters is at 5370-K Highway 70 in the Brandywine Crossing, Morehead City. For more information, call 252-648-8164.

COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICE RECRUITMENT FOR FOSTER AND ADOPTIVE PARENTS To learn how to become a foster or adoptive parent, call the County Department of Social Services at 252-728-3181, ext. 6176.

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCES for adults over 50 are 7:30-11 p.m. on the first and third Friday of each month at the Leon Mann Jr. Enrichment Center in Morehead City. The cost is $5 a person. For more information, call 252-247-2626.

SOCIETY FOR CREATIVE ANACHRONISM: SHIRE OF CATHANAR 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays. The SCA is a recreational and educational global organization that attempts to recreate the arts of war in the Middle Ages. There is no cost to attend. For more information, visit www.ShireofCathanar.org.

Local heritage

BLACKSMITHING DEMONSTRATIONS 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the Beaufort Historic Site, 130 Turner St., Beaufort. This is part of the Living History workshops. Join Blacksmith Keith Bischer as he demonstrates the skill of blacksmithing. The public is invited to this free demonstration. For more information, call 252-728-5225.

BEGINNING RUG HOOKING 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 20, at the Beaufort Historic Site, 130 Turner St., Beaufort. This is part of the Living History workshops. Rug hooking is both an art and a craft where rugs are made by pulling loops of yarn through a stiff woven base, such as burlap, linen or a rug warp. Learn how to rug hook with Heidi Cawman and take home what you make. There is a materials fee of $25 and reservations are required. For more information, call 252-728-5225.

KAYAK TOUR 8:30 a.m. Sunday, July 22, at Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro. Enjoy this ranger-guided trip through the adjacent marsh water and explore some of the ecosystems which make this part of North Carolina special. Kayaks, paddles and lifejackets will be provided. Must be 13 years or older to participate. Seating is limited. Registration is required by contacting the park office at 910-326-4881.

MARITIME KNOTS 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro. Join a park ranger to learn about some of the different knots you can use while on the high seas or even around the house. The program is at the Bear Island concession stand. Ferry ticket purchase is required to attend this program. For more information, call the park at 910-326-4881.

KAYAK TOUR 8:30 a.m. Monday, July 30, at Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro. Enjoy this ranger-guided trip through the adjacent marsh water and explore some of the ecosystems which make this part of North Carolina special. Kayaks, paddles and lifejackets will be provided. Must be 13 years or older to participate. Seating is limited. Registration is required by contacting the park office at 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

INTRODUCTION TO WOODEN BOAT BUILDING COURSE 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 25-26, 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: 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.

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 252-903-8936.

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

CRYSTAL COAST GIRLS YOUTH VOLLEYBALL ASSOCIATION REGISTRATION Wednesday, Aug. 1, through Friday, Aug. 31. The Crystal Coast Girls Youth Volleyball Association is sponsored by Carteret County Parks and Recreation, Morehead City Parks and Recreation and Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation for the following age divisions: girls 9-10, 11-12, 13-14. Player's age is determined as of Aug. 1. The registration fee is $35 and includes a team shirt. There are three locations to register in the Broad Creek, Newport, Beaufort or Down East area. For Carteret County Parks and Recreation, contact AnMarie Ivester at AnMarie.Ivester@carteretcountync.gov. In the Morehead City area, contact Morehead City Parks and Recreation, Jerry Riggs at 252-726-5083, ext. 4, or Jerry.Riggs@moreheadcitync.org or Kirk Peterson, 252-726-5083, ext. 3, or kirk.peterson@moreheadcitync.org. In Western Carteret County, Emerald Isle and Swansboro area, contact the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation at 252-354-6350, slowe@emeraldisle-nc.org or scutillo@emeraldisle-nc.org.

BEACH RUN SERIES 6:30 p.m. 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.

GENTLE DE-STRESS YOGA 5:15-6:15 p.m. Tuesdays at Carteret Community College in Morehead City. Late registration for this six-week class is Tuesday, Aug. 7. This class costs $40.55 and is designed to safely improve flexibility, alignment, build strength and allow healing as it relieves stress and reduce pain. The intention is to also aid with anxiety, cancer recovery and PTSD. No prior yoga needed. For more information, contact Jade Morton at 252-646-3923 or YogaWellnessNC.com.

YOGA FOR BEGINNERS 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Bridge Downeast, 1344 Island Road, Harkers Island. This is a fitness-based yoga class that welcomes all levels. This class will work on stability, flexibility and promote wellness through breathing and posture. Modifications will be available for each participant as needed. Classes will end with a resting segment for relaxation. The course fee is $30 plus $.55 insurance fee. Bring your own mat. For more information, visit carteret.edu/corporate-and-community-education-education-classes-life-enrichment/#Yoga%20Begin or call 252-504-2581.

GENTLE BACK HEALTH YOGA 12:10-1 p.m. Thursdays at Carteret Community College in Morehead City. Late registration for this six-week class is Thursday, Aug. 9. This class costs $40.55 and is designed to safely improves flexibility, bone density, build strength, reduce pain and allow healing. The intention is also aid with anxiety, cancer recovery and PTSD. No prior yoga needed. For more information, contact Jade Morton at 252-646-3923 or YogaWellnessNC.com.

12TH ANNUAL FLOUNDER FISHING TOURNAMENT 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Registration is free, and the Reel Outdoors will be providing prizes for the top three anglers. Registration is Monday, Aug. 13, through 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13. The Reel Outdoors is the official weigh-in station. All flounder must be caught by fishing on foot from Fort Macon to Emerald Isle. No boats. See complete rules on the back of the registration form, which will be available Aug. 13 at The Reel Outdoors or the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center. Registration forms and rules may also be downloaded at emeraldisle-nc.org/eiprd. Contact Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation for further information or questions at 252-354-6350.

BEGINNER TENNIS CLINICS AT SHEVANS PARK 5:30-6:15 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 14. This camp is for players beginning in tennis ages 10 and under. Players will be introduced to the fundamentals of tennis while participating in conditioning and endurance drills. Many of the players that started in this program have gone on to successful high school and college tennis. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, tennis shoes and bring a tennis racquet, water, sunscreen and a hat. The cost is $15 per session. Make checks payable to Randy Bailey at 706 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC 28557.

For more information, contact Kirk Peterson at 252-726-5083, kirk.peterson@moreheadcitync.org or Randy Bailey at 252-714-4267, or randy@courtsideathletic.com.

TENNIS CLINICS AND SHEVANS PARK 4-5 p.m. on various Mondays and Wednesdays in June-August. The clinic is designed for the player, 11-18 years old, looking to work hard to improve the skills they have already acquired. No beginners. Pattern, consistency and situational drills keep this clinic moving at a fast pace. Players will see improvement in shot selection and mental and physical toughness. Many players from this program have gone on to play high school, college and professional tennis. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, tennis shoes and bring a tennis racquet, water, sunscreen and a hat. The cost is $75 per week or $30 per day. Please make checks payable to Randy Bailey. Send to 706 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC 28557. For more information and event dates, contact Kirk Peterson at 252-726-5083 or kirk.peterson@moreheadcitync.org; or Randy Bailey at 252-714-4267 or email randy@courtsideathletic.com.

YO HO HO AND A BOTTLE OF RUN 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, in downtown Beaufort. Register now for the Beaufort Pirate Invasion 5K and Fun Run. The run will start in downtown Beaufort. A registration link can be found at beaufortpirateinvasion.com.

RECREATIONAL CORNHOLE 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher St., Morehead City. To play, you must have an annual pass or a daily pass, which is $5. Call Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department at 252-726-5083, ext. 2, for more details.

LUNCH TIME YOGA noon to 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Aug. 31, at the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Center. This class will focus on stretching, strengthening and stress relief. The cost is $2 for members or $7 for nonmembers. All ages and fitness levels will benefit from lunchtime yoga. 

TOTAL BODY WORKOUT 9-10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher St., Morehead City. The cost is $6 per class.

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

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

COMMUNITY YOGA 5:30 p.m. Mondays at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher St., Morehead City. The fee is $5 per class. For more information, call 252-726-5083.

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

YOGA AND STRETCHING FOR BEGINNERS 9-10 a.m. Wednesdays at the Bridge Downeast 1344 Island Road, Harkers Island. This class is through Carteret Community College. This course will guide the student through therapeutic style yoga stretches, deep breathing and relaxation techniques. Class can safely improve flexibility, strength, balance and reduce pain. Appropriate for all adults. No prior yoga experience needed. Course Fee: $30 and students must bring their own mat. There will be eight sessions in the class. For more information, contact Susan at 252-504-2581. Registration can be made through the college website, www.carteret.edu.

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.

BEACH YOGA 9:30-10:30 a.m. each Sunday through Oct. 14 at the Fort Macon bath house beach on Picnic Park Drive, Atlantic Beach. Park near the sand dune on the right. Participants meet on the beach at the border of the state park and Tar Landing condos. $10 drop-in fee. Only $5 for age 15 and under. This is an enjoyable all-level class for the whole family. For more information, call 252-368-YOGA (9642) Visit the calendar at https://nccoastallife.com/ for other classes.

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.

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

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, July 24, 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.

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

MENTAL HEALTH CAREGIVERS AND AGING SUPPORT GROUP 1 p.m. Friday, July 27, at the Leon Mann Jr. Enrichment Center, 3820 Galantis Drive, Morehead City. This meeting is held the second and fourth Friday of every month. The second Friday meeting includes a presentation by an area resource to inform and give caregivers ideas and options. This meeting is usually followed by informal conversation. That meeting happens at 1 p.m. The fourth Friday meeting happens at 3:30 p.m. and is a conversation group open to members discussing problems or sharing resources. Caregivers of people with dementia, Alzheimer’s or mental illnesses are welcome to drop in. For more information, contact Mary Kurek at 252-247-2626.

CRYSTAL COAST DECORATIVE PAINTERS 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 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.

MS SUPPORT GROUP 5-7 p.m. Monday, July 30, 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.

WOMEN VETERANS OF COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 4, 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.

COASTAL WEAVERS BASKET MAKERS GUILD 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, 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.

PARKINSON’S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP noon Wednesday, Aug. 8, 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 Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12.

FRIENDS OF THE WEBB LIBRARY 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the Webb Memorial Library in Morehead City. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month.

IRISH MUSIC SESSION 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Bepop’s Café 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.

CAROLINA MARITIME MODEL SOCIETY MEETING 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort. The Carolina Maritime Model Society exists to promote the active participation in building ship models, a craft as old as shipbuilding itself. 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: Oct. 27 and Dec. 1.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays at the Peer Recovery Center in Morehead City. Have you suffered the loss of a child or loved one? Share your loss with others.

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Peer Recovery Center in Morehead City. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BEYOND THIS WEEK

2018 WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD LUNCHEON 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Crystal Coast Country Club in Pine Knoll Shores. This event is hosted by the League of Women Voters of Carteret County. The guest speaker will be Dr. Lin Logan, MS, Ph.D., of the League of Women Voters in Dare County. Tickets are $25, which includes lunch and a beverage of tea or coffee. RSVP to jreneehawthorne@earthlink.net by Friday, Aug. 10. Pay at the door or mail a check to LWVCC, P.O. Box 2181, Beaufort, NC 28516.

ROCKIN’ GAME TRUCK 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 17, at Fort Benjamin Park in Newport. This event is hosted by the town of Newport and the Newport Public Library. For more information, call 252-223-4749.

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center, 203 Leisure Lane, Emerald Isle.

WEST CARTERET HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1968 50TH CLASS REUNION Friday-Saturday, Aug. 17-18. Classmates and their spouse/guest are invited to the reunion. Activities include a welcome drop-in reception, starting at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 17, at Southern Salt Restaurant back deck on the Morehead City waterfront, Reunion dinner and cocktails, from 6-11 p.m. Aug. 18, at Morehead City Country Club and more. The cost is $25 per person or $50 per couple. Contact George Dixon at grdixon@ncsu.edu or 919-818-4775 for additional information, and to join the class email distribution list. You can also connect through the Facebook page, www.facebook.com/groups/1933088243626673/.

MOVIE IN THE PARK 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Newport Community Park. The movie will be "Justice League," and it starts at 7:30 p.m. Prior to the movie, characters such as Batman, Thor and Spider-man will be there to interact with the children. For more information, call 252-223-4749.

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. PARK DEDICATION 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 10th and Arendell streets in Morehead City, behind the train depot. There will be speakers, music and food. This event is sponsored by the town of Morehead City and the Carteret County Martin Luther King Celebration Committee.

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.

NEWPORT COMMUNITY 5K RUN AND KIDS FUN RUN 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at 606 Verdun St., Newport, by the water tower. The race begins at 8 a.m. The cost before Saturday, Aug. 25, is $30 for adults and $20 for those under the age of 17. The Kids Fun run is $5 for those ages 11 and under. After Aug. 25, the cost is $35 for adults and $25 for those under the age of 17. Register online at runsignup.com/Race/NC/Newport/NewportCommunity5kFunRun or at Newport town hall, 200 Howard Blvd. A liability waiver must be signed to participate. There will be a packet pick up and pasta dinner from 3-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at Shortway Brewing Co. For more information, call Newport town hall at 252-223-4749 or email recreation@townofnewport.com.

NEWPORT COMMUNITY FESTIVAL 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Newport Community Park. This event will feature music by 4EverAll, magic by Bryan Sanders, face painting, touch a truck, a mini food truck rodeo, hands on demonstrations, performing arts, crafts, bounce houses and more. This event is free. For more information, call Newport town hall at 252-223-4749 or email recreation@townofnewport.com.

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.

LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 15-16, at Fort Macon State Park. This will be a Civil War re-enactment event. For more information, call the fort at 252-726-3775.

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.

WEST CARTERET HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1973 REUNION Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Morehead City Elks Lodge, 400 Miller Farm Road, Morehead City. The cost of the event is $30. Make checks payable to WCHS Class of ‘73, P.O. Box 1251, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512.

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.