Kids and Family
MOREHEAD CITY PANTHERS YOUTH FOOTBALL REGISTRATION 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher St., Morehead City Panthers Youth Football offers tackle football and cheer programs for children ages 4 to 12. Programs are available to all children regardless of skill level or experience. Online Registration is also available at www.mcayfl.com. For more information, contact Adam Yarborough at 252-342-2615.
SOUND TO SEA SUMMER CAMP Monday-Friday, July 24-28, July 31-Aug. 4 and Aug. 7-11. Trinity Center’s Sound to Sea program offers full-week summer day camp to rising first through sixth graders. Each session allows kids the opportunity to learn about the habitats on the 62-acre property. They will explore the maritime forest, freshwater pond, sound and salt marsh using games, crafts and activities. The day ends with some relaxation time at the beach or the pool. The cost of each session is $205. To register, call 252-247-5600. There are half-week day camps offered for kindergartners from 9 a.m. to noon Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 14-16. The cost is $125.
ST. JAMES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 29, in the church’s community life center in Newport. “Camp Out: Get S’more of Jesus" is open to 3 year olds through rising sixth grade students, with 3 year olds through rising kindergarteners attending a half day from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Activities include Bible Exploration, Music and More Songs, Wilderness Games, and Projects-With-A-Purpose. Lunch and snacks are also included. The activities will wrap up at 3:30 p.m., at which time parents, church members and community folk are invited back for songs and s’mores. Preregistration is available until Sunday, July 23, but event day registration is also going to be available. For further information and registration, email Katie Willis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEGINNER TENNIS CAMP 9-10 a.m. Monday-Wednesday, July 31-Aug. 2, at Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher St. The camp for ages 5-9 will offer an exciting tennis experience with an emphasis on fun, skill development, tactics and competition. Concentration will be placed on establishing basic skills through staff demonstration and instruction. The camp will emphasize technique tactics in an intense training environment. The camp will be divided to age and skill level, so the content of the camp, as well as the intensity will be structured to meet the varying needs of the different participants. The cost is $25. Those interested should register for the session by Friday, July 21. For more information, contact Kirk Peterson at 252-726-5083, ext. 3 or email email@example.com.
SUMMER TENNIS CAMPS 10 a.m. to noon, Monday-Thursday, July 24-27, 21- Aug. 3, 7-10, and 14-17 at Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher St. For ages 10-18, the camp is targeted for the advanced beginner player skill level. The camp will emphasize technique tactics in an intense training environment. The cost is $120 per week or $40 per day. Randy Bailey-USPTR certified tennis professional and junior nationally ranked players has coached players to multiple state, southern and national championship will lead the camp. For more information, contact Kirk Peterson at 252-726-5083, ext. 3 or email Kirk.Peterson@moreheadcitync.org or Randy Bailey at 252-714-4267 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CROATAN HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA CAMP Monday-Friday, July 31-Aug. 4, at Croatan High School. This camp is for pre-K through rising ninth grade students. The end of each week will feature a performance. The show is Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty.” Lunch will be provided by Carteret County Summer Food Service. Water day is each Thursday. This camp is directed by Ashton Humphrey. Sign up by emailing Mr. Humphrey at email@example.com.
LITTLE WILD THINGS PREK SUMMER SCIENCE/NATURE DAY CAMP 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday, Aug. 7-11, at Unitarian Coastal Fellowship on Evans Street in Morehead City. Drop off children ages 3-5 for two hours of fun and learning. For more information and registration, visit https://sites.google.com/view/littlewildthings.
SUMMER SCIENCE SCHOOL: SCIENCE OF SURFBOARDS 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday-Wednesday, Aug. 1-2, at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort. Students will use museum exhibits and field trips to learn how surfboards have evolved down through the years, from heavy wooden boards weighing in excess of 150 pounds to today’s state of the art boards made of modern polymers weighing less than 10 pounds. They will also learn about various methods used to fabricate surfboards. The course fee is $75, and the class is fro students entering fifth and sixth grade. Advanced registration is required by calling the museum. For more information, call 252-728-7317.
SUMMER DAY CAMP continues Monday-Friday until Aug. 12 at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher St. The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department sponsors an eight-week Summer Camp Program for children ages 3-12. Camp staff supervises daily activities and field trips. The department promotes fun recreational and educational activities in the daily program of games, sports, arts and crafts and field trips. For more information, call 252-726-5083. The Post Summer Camp Program provides childcare for children ages 6-12. The program operates from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Post Camp 1 runs from Monday-Friday, Aug.14-18 and Post Camp 2 will be Monday-Friday, Aug.21-25 at a cost of $60 per week for Morehead City residents and $90 per week for non-city residents.
A BIRD’S-EYE VIEW: FREE FLIGHT BIRD SHOW 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Flock to the Big Rock Theater to get a close look at some birds. The show highlights the unique features of various owls, hawks, pelicans, vultures and other species. This event is free with aquarium admission. For more information, call 252-247-4003.
KIDS’ NIGHT OUT 6-10 p.m. Wednesdays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Drop your child off at the aquarium for a fun night filled with animal interactions while you enjoy a night out on the town. Snack and a pizza dinner are included. Ages 4-13. $40. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
4-H SUMMER FUN REGISTRATION NOW OPEN Forms and money can be delivered to the Carteret County Extension Center, 303 College Circle, Morehead City, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. One registration packet may be completed for several 4-H summer programs. Medical releases must be notarized before acceptance at the county office. No refunds unless a program is canceled by the Carteret Extension Center staff. For more information, call the Carteret Extension Center at 252-222-6352 or email 4-H Agent, Danielle Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CRYSTAL COAST GIRLS YOUTH VOLLEYBALL ASSOCIATION The Crystal Coast Girls Youth Volleyball Association is sponsored by Carteret County Parks and Recreation, Morehead City Parks & Recreation and Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation for the following age divisions: girls 9-10, 11-12, 13-14. Player’s age is determined as of Tuesday, Aug. 1. Registration will begin Aug. 1 and end Thursday, Aug. 31. There are three locations to register: In the Broad Creek, Newport, Beaufort or Down East area, contact AnMarie Ivester at AnMarie.Ivester@carteretcountync.gov. In the Morehead City area, at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation, contact: Jerry Riggs at Jerry.Riggs@moreheadcitync.org or Kirk Peterson at email@example.com. In Western Carteret County, Emerald Isle and Swansboro area, at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation, contact Sheila Lowe at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sarah Cutillo at email@example.com. Registration fee is $35 and includes team shirt.
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 OPENING FOR GOSIA TOJZA 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 21, at the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery in Beaufort. This art opening will feature many of Ms. Tojza’s newest pieces of artwork, as well as wine and appetizers. For more information on this event and other events, stop by the Beaufort Historic Site Welcome Center at 130 Turner St., call 252-728-5225 or visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org.
LANDSCAPE AND PLEIN AIR ONE-DAY WORKSHOP 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, at Irene Bailey’s studio, 905 Ocean Drive, Emerald Isle. The cost is $100, and students should bring a lunch. For more information, contact Ms. Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-723-3258.
EXPLORING LANDSCAPE AND PLEIN AIR PAINTING 9:30-noon Mondays until July 31, at Irene Bailey’s studio, 905 Ocean Drive, Emerald Isle. For more information, contact Ms. Bailey at email@example.com or 252-723-3258.
ANNUAL CRYSTAL COAST ARTISAN SHOW 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
PAINTING CLASS BY DREW DEANE noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at 1010 W. Fort Macon Road, Suite 8, Atlantic Station Shopping Center in Atlantic Beach. The cost for the class is $60. Space is limited, and reservations are required. Payment may be made through www.galleryc.net or by calling 252-773-0605. Ms. Deane is proficient in watercolor, and her work has been featured in many shows throughout the southern U.S. For more information, contact Charlene Newsom or Belle Long at 252-773-0603 or email email@example.com or visit www.galleryc.net.
WEEKLY ART CLASSES 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays and 1-4 p.m. Thursdays. Arts & Things offers classes in drawing and watercolor, oil, pastel and acrylic painting on the Morehead City waterfront. For more information, call Arts & Things at 252-240-1979.
OPEN STUDIO WORK SESSIONS 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday at Mulberry Street Studio, 801 Mulberry St., Beaufort. Artists of all skill levels and mediums are invited to attend these sessions. No reservations are needed. Bring lunch, imagination and $15 for one session or $45 for four sessions. Fellow artists will share ideas, solve artistic problems, try new materials and techniques and provide gentle critiques and informal lessons. For more information, call 252-726-7550.
Music and Theater
JIM QUICK AND THE COASTLINE BAND AT ALIVE AT FIVE 5-8 p.m. Friday, July 21, at Jaycee Park, 807 Shepard St. The concert is free.
SUMMER CONCERTS AT THE FORT 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 28, at Fort Macon State Park. 4EverAll will perform this concert. Bring a folding chair and enjoy an hour and a half concert by local bands and artists inside the fort. For more information, call 252-726-3775.
MIKELE BUCK BAND AT ALIVE AT FIVE 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at Jaycee Park, 807 Shepard St. The concert is free.
2017 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES 7-8 p.m. Saturdays, until Sept. 2 at Jaycee Park, 807 Shepard St. Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department sponsors a summer concert series.
Food and Drink
ALL-AMERICAN FISH FRY Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island. This event is part of the museum’s 25th anniversary celebration. For more information, call 252-728-1500.
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.
NEWPORT FLEA MALL RODEO 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, July 21-22, at the Newport Flea Mall. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. both nights. Adult tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the gate. Children’s tickets are $8 for those ages 6-12. Children ages 5 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at Country Aire Rental in Newport, Swansboro, Beaufort and New Bern, Garner Farms in New Bern and Newport, the Newport Flea Mall, at Garner Construction or online at www.newportfleamall.com.
BUY-ONE, GET-ONE-FOR-FREE CLOTHING SALE 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday until Saturday, July 22, at Caroline’s Collectables, 3716 Arendell St. in Morehead City. Shop to end domestic violence. Proceeds benefit the Carteret County Domestic Violence Program’s Safehouse. This sale excludes accessories. Donations of women’s clothes will also be accepted. For more information, visit www.carteretdomesticviolence.com.
BLOOD DRIVE noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 23, at Lowe’s Home Improvement, Cape Carteret.
BLOOD DRIVE 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, at First Presbyterian Church, Morehead City.
BLOOD DRIVE 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, July 28, at Newport Moose Lodge, Newport.
BLOOD DRIVE 2-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, at The Intersection, Morehead City.
ROCK AND ROLL SATURDAYS 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at the gazebo at the Atlantic Beach circle. The showing is “Standing in the Shadows of Motown.” The film tells the story of the Funk Brothers, a group of Detroit musicians who created the Motown sound. A food truck will be available at 7:30 p.m. This showing is free and open to the public.
SEEKING PURPLE HEART RECIPIENTS AND GOLD STAR MOTHERS There will be a Purple Heart Night of Honor to recognize Purple Heart Recipients from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. The evening will feature a private reception for honorees, ceremonial military walk of honor and a formal banquet. If you are a Purple Heart recipient, Gold Star Mother or immediate family of a service member killed in action, contact Iggi Hussar at 252-676-0088 or Darleen Jones at 252-349-9562. Purple Heart recipients will receive free admission and two complimentary guest tickets, while Gold Star Mothers will receive one guest ticket in addition to their own admission.
MOREHEAD CITY PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT will be accepting 11th Street vessel parking permits at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher St. Permits are valid March 1-Jan. 15 of the pass year. Vessel permit cost is $25. In order to be eligible for this permit, you must live within the town’s municipal limits and provide proof of residency and proof of vessel ownership.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR C.O.A.C.H. HOPE, a local nonprofit organization that continues to strive and expand its programs and services to youth within the community. For more information and a list of additional opportunities and an application, visit www.coach-hope.org or email a letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. Those interested can also call or text “volunteer” to 252-732-4522.
CRAB POINT EXTENSION AND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION is collecting women, men and children’s shoes in good condition to be distributed around the world to the needy. Drop off surplus shoes at Martha’s Mission in Morehead City to the attention of Emily.
HOPE MISSION is seeking donated items for their new thrift store, Hope Mission Thrift Store. To donate, bring items to Hope Mission or to the new store at 1409 Bridges St. in Morehead City. Staff members will pick up large items. For more information, call 252-240-2359.
CARTERET COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY HEADQUARTERS is open from noon to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The headquarters is at 5370-K Highway 70 in the Brandywine Crossing, Morehead City. For more information, call 252-648-8164.
COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICE RECRUITMENT FOR FOSTER AND ADOPTIVE PARENTS To learn how to become a foster or adoptive parent, call the County Department of Social Services at 252-728-3181, ext. 6176.
HEALTHY LIFESTYLE SERIES: FIVE WEEKS TO A HEALTHIER YOU 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Carteret Community College Bryant Building conference room, first floor. Learn new ways to feel better and healnaturally. Weekly handouts include recipes and resources. The series is $55. For more information, visit www.yogawellnessnc.com or contact the instructor, Theresa Jade Morton at 252-646-3923.
FRIDAY NIGHT DANCES for adults over 50 are 7:30-11 p.m. on the first and third Friday of each month at the Leon Mann Jr. Enrichment Center in Morehead City. The cost is $5 a person. For more information, call 252-247-2626.
SOCIETY FOR CREATIVE ANACHRONISM: SHIRE OF CATHANAR 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays. The SCA is a recreational and educational global organization that attempts to recreate the arts of war in the Middle Ages. There is no cost to attend. For more information, visit www.ShireofCathanar.org.
PINE NEEDLE BASKET WORKSHOP 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 21, at the Beaufort Historic Site. Sandy Malone will lead this class. There will be a bag lunch break. The class is limited to 10 students and there is a materials fee of $45. For more information, call 252-728-5225.
CRAB TALK 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 21, at Fort Macon State Park. Meet at the bathhouse and learn about some of the crabs that can found on the beach and in the waters of Fort Macon State Park. For more information, call 252-726-3775.
MARITIME MOVIE: ‘LINCOLN’S SECRET WEAPON – USS MONITOR’ 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort. The film chronicles an expedition to study and retrieve parts of the USS Monitor, the famous Civil War ironclad, which sank off North Carolina only months after its famous battle with the CSS Virginia. Maritime Movies take place every at 3 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday in July. Free admission, and walk-ins welcome. For more information, call 252-728-7317.
MARITIME MOVIE: ‘WILD CAUGHT – THE LIFE AND STRUGGLES OF AN AMERICAN FISHING TOWN’ 3 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort. Follow the story of families connected with the commercial fishing in Sneads Ferry over a span of several years. Watch as their livelihood and culture are continually threatened on various fronts and the family businesses question the future. Snead’s Ferry is at the mouth of the New River in Onslow County. Maritime Movies take place every at 3 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday in July. Free admission, and walk-ins welcome. For more information, call 252-728-7317.
ASTRONOMY 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at Fort Macon State Park. Meet at the bathhouse to view space through a telescope and learn more about our universe. For more information, call 252-726-3775.
DOLPHINS AND WHALES 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 28, at Fort Macon State Park. Join a ranger at the beach access bathhouse to learn about the different marine mammals that can be found off our shore. For more information, call 252-726-3775.
INTERNATIONAL OWL AWARENESS CELEBRATION Friday-Sunday, Aug. 4-6, at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Wise up about owls. Presentations, programs and activities focus on various owl species and their special talents. These activities are free with admission. For more details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
BEGINNING RUG HOOKING 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 4, at the Beaufort Historic Site. The class is led by Heidi Cawman. Seating is limited, and there is a materials fee of $15. For more information, call 252-728-5225.
TRADITIONAL SKIFF REGATTA 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center in Beaufort. Each year during the museum’s August traditional skiff sailing event, boaters race around the islands for the Shanghai Trophy. This race starts in front on the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center on Taylor’s Creek at about 9 a.m. The event is organized by the Traditional Small Craft Association, The Friends of the N.C. Maritime Museum Chapter. For more information, call 252-728-7317.
BEHIND THE SCENES: AQUARIUM AT A GLACE noon to 12:45 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Participants will also get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck. Ages 5 and up. $12. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
BEHIND THE SCENES: OTTER ANTICS 1-2 p.m. Mondays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Meet the otter keeper and help them prepare special enrichment items that Eno, Neuse and Pungo will enjoy playing with during their feeding. Spend time behind the scenes with aquarium staff and discover how much fun it is to care for their furry friends. Ages 12 and up. $20. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
BEHIND THE SCENES: FEEDING FRENZY 2:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Not only will participants visit animal holding areas, labs and food preparation areas, but they’ll get a chance to help feed the fish in Living Shipwreck, the largest habitat at the aquarium, which holds 306,000 gallons of water. Ages 5 and up. $20. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
AQUARIUM ABCS 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Preschoolers will love learning about aquatic species and wildlife with live animal encounters. They will also enjoy making crafts, storytime and exploring the great outdoors. Ages 2-5. $10. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
ROOSEVELT NATURAL AREA PADDLE TRIP 9-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Explore tidal flats and quiet backwaters while becoming aware of the intricate web of life thriving in this pristine natural environment. The aquarium provides the canoe or kayak. Ages 8 and up. $25. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
SOUND SEAFOOD: CATCHING CRABS AND CLAMS 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Learn the art of harvesting crabs and clams, and the importance of conserving coastal habitats. Ages 8 and up. $20. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
BEHIND THE SCENES: SHARK SNACK 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Fridays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs, and get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck. Get an exclusive look at how the aquarium staff feeds the sharks in the Living Shipwreck. Ages 5 and up. $20. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
FISHING FANATICS 8-11 a.m. Thursdays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Learn to catch the big ones from the surf with hands-on instruction. Equipment, bait and licensing requirements are covered. Ages 10 and up. $25
SEA TURTLE TREK 7-9 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Stroll the nighttime beach as you learn about the fascinating life of sea turtles while you look for loggerhead sea turtles nesting in the sand. Ages 5 and up. $10. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
AQUARIST APPRENTICE 1:30-4 p.m. Fridays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Join aquarium staff on a behind-the-scenes tour, help prepare animal meals and then participate in some daily care and maintenance tasks. Learn about the animals as you assist our aquarists with their caretaking responsibilities. Ages 13 and up. $25. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
BEHIND THE SCENES: AQUARIUM CLOSE ENCOUNTERS 2-3:30 p.m. Sundays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. In this thorough behind-the-scenes adventure, not only will you visit labs and holding areas, you’ll get a chance to feed some of the animals at the aquarium. Don’t forget, you’ll also get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck. Ages 6 and up. $25. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
FIRST THURSDAYS 10:30-11:30 a.m. the first Thursday of each month at the Newport Historical Museum. Event will feature stories and oral history from Newport residents.
‘YOU ARE NOT ALONE’ OUTREACH AND EDUCATIONAL SUMMIT 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Craven Community College’s Student Center, 800 College Court in New Bern. Are you or a loved one affected by MS, MD, Huntington’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, ALS or another neuromuscular disease or disorder? Come and hear from the organizations that are here to support and assist you in your journey. Family members and caretakers are also welcome. This event is no cost to attendees. Lunch will be served. Registration is required. Register at www.neromusculardiseasesupportorganization.org/register or by calling 252-733-0799.
CAROLINA STUDENT TRANSFER EXCELLENCE PROGRAM 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, in the boardroom of the McGee building on Carteret Community College’s campus. C-STEP targets hard-working, low-to-moderate income students and guarantees them two years in advance a spot at UNC-Chapel Hill. For more information, call 252-222-6175 or visit www.carteret.edu/student-life/.
DETOX INTRO AND HEALTH TIP WORKSHOPS 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Carteret Community College Bryant Building conference room, first floor. Receive guidance and recipes to get started and incorporate ways to detox your body a little every day. Participants will explore the many health benefits and detox tips to improve symptoms of body aches, lack of energy, brain fog, headaches and frequent illness. Handouts include recipes and resources. The class is $15. For more information, visit www.yogawellnessnc.com or contact the instructor, Theresa Jade Morton at 252-646-3923.
SECU CRYSTAL COAST HOSPICE HOUSE SEEKS VOLUNTEERS There are several capacities a volunteer can choose to serve. Direct care is an area of companionship for the patient and their family. There is also a need for volunteers to do filing, answering phones and putting together admission packets. If you are interested in sharing your time and compassion call Sharon Baugus, Volunteer Coordinator, at 252-514-8902 or email her at email@example.com for an application. The Crystal Coast Hospice House is at 100 Big Rock Weigh in Newport.
JUICING VS. SMOOTHIES WORKSHOP 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Carteret Community College Bryant Building conference room, first floor. Discover the benefits of juicing vs. smoothies and understanding which ingredients are healthy and which sabotage your efforts. The class is $15. For more information, visit www.yogawellnessnc.com or contact the instructor, Theresa Jade Morton at 252-646-3923.
INFANT MASSAGE USA CLASSES 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 5 p.m. Wednesdays until Aug. 9, at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Center. Classes are informal, relaxed and are small enough (six parents and children per session) to ensure you get the personal attention you need. The instructor is Susan Van Guilder, MS Ed. The lessons last 45 minutes. The cost is $15 for one class or $50 for a series of four classes over a four-week period and includes one small bottle of organic oil for massaging and a IAIM infant massage instructional manual. Bring an extra receiving blanket, yoga mat or a pillow either for you to sit on or to prop up your baby along with your normal diaper bag items. For more information, call the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation department at 252-354-6350 or email Sheila Lowe firstname.lastname@example.org.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR U.S. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY FLOTILLA 20-02. To learn what capacities need to be filled and become a uniformed volunteer Coast Guard Auxiliary member in Flotilla 20-02 in Morehead City, call 252-393-2869 or email email@example.com.
USCG ABOUT BOATING SAFELY CLASS for those 28 or older at Coastal Carolina Community College or U.S. Coast Guard Station Emerald Isle. This one-day, eight-hour class helps boaters stay safe and legal and feel more comfortable on the water. Classes are taught by certified U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors. Those who pass earn a boater safety certificate. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 610-331-6764 or visit http://swansboroaux.com.
BOATING SKILLS AND SEAMANSHIP Mondays and Thursdays, two hours a session, for six weeks. Classes are taught by certified U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors. Those who pass earn a boater safety certificate. For more information, email email@example.com, call 610-331-6764 or visit http://swansboroaux.com.
2017 BEACH RUN SERIES 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27, and Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Atlantic Beach circle. 1M, 5K and 10K offered. Runs are on the beach at the Atlantic Beach circle. $50 for series (includes T-shirt) or $7 per race. Preregistration suggested but not required. Registration begins 5:15 p.m., and all races begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 252-808-3301 or visit ccpr.recdesk.com.
STANDUP PADDLEBOARDING 9-11 a.m. Mondays and Fridays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Explore Bogue Sound on a standup paddleboard while your instructor acts as your nature guide. During this adventure, participants will learn about the many plants and animals that call the Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area their home. Ages 12 and up. $50. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
STANDUP PADDLEBOARDING FOR KIDS 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Explore Bogue Sound on a standup paddleboard while an instructor acts as a nature guide. During this adventure, participants will learn about the many plants and animals that call the Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area their home. Ages 6 and up. $50. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
TENNIS PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES Now offering new tennis programs for all ages at Western Park tennis courts at 275 Old Highway 58 in Cedar Point. For complete information on classes, times, dates and registration information visit http://ccrp.recdesk.com.
BEGINNER KARATE PROGRAM Join Grandmaster Dong’s Martial Arts at Western Park Community Center for beginner karate for both children and adults. For more information or to register, call 252-222-0444 or enroll online at CapeCarteretKarate.com.
BARRE FIT 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department in Morehead City. This eight-week course is $40 or $10 per class. Participants need to bring water. A yoga mat or towel is optional. This class is a hybrid of yoga, Pilates and ballet flexibility. For more information, contact Victoria Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 252-726-5083, ext. 1.
SILVER SNEAKER MSROM CLASS 11 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays in at Snap Fitness in Otway, and 11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays in at Snap Fitness in Newport. The classes are free for gym members and $5 for drop ins or nonmembers. This class is for everyone, and participants do not have to have Silver Sneaker Insurance. For more information, call the Otway gym at 252-838-1196 or the Newport gym at 252-777-4349.
BROGA 7-8 p.m. Thursdays at Uptown Yoga, 4915-I Arendell St. in Morehead City. This new class is designed for men but is open to all. This class is cardio-enhanced yoga. The class is $14 for drop-ins or a five class pass is $65. For more information, call 252-342-0250 or visit www.uptownyogamhc.com.
GENTLE DE-STRESS YOGA 5:15-6:15 p.m. Tuesdays until May 18 at Carteret Community College. This six-week series costs $40. This class safely improves range of motion and allows healing as it relieves stress and reduces pain. Also helps with depression and PTSD. No prior yoga needed. For more information, contact Jade Morton at 252-646-3923 or visit www.YogaWellnessNC.com.
YOGA ON THE BEACH 8:15 a.m. Monday-Saturday at Fort Macon State Park. This yoga class is for all levels. Turn right at the first beach access on Fort Macon. The class meets at the picnic tables at 8:05 a.m. before walking up the dune and onto the beach. Bring water, a hat or sunglasses and a beach towel to practice on. Preregistration is required by 8 p.m. the night before the class. The cost is $10 per class. Call 252-342-0250 to register.
CARTERET COUNTY SENIOR CHEERLEADERS are looking to develop a new team. Participants, both men and women, must be at least 50 years old. For more information or to join the team, call Susan Balmat at 252-222-0799.
ZUMBA 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays starting Feb. 6 at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher St. The cost is $4 per class, and it is taught by Laura Bryson. For more information, call 252-726-5083.
RETRO YOGA 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesdays at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher St. The cost is $8 per class. The class teaches yoga for different body types using retro yoga movements. It is taught by Jean Sarnacki. For more information, call 252-726-5083.
YOGA FOR BEGINNERS 5:30-6:15 p.m. Tuesdays and 10:15-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays at Uptown Yoga, 4915-I Arendell St. in Morehead City. The class is $14 for drop-ins or $65 for a five-class pass. For more information, call 252-342-0250 or visit www.uptownyogamhc.com.
GENTLE YOGA 5:30-6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher St. The cost is $5 per class. This class is for those who want to take things slower and gentle. Gentle Flow Hatha Yoga uses postures and conscious breathing combination with the mental focus to develop awareness, strength, flexibility and relaxation. For more information, contact the instructor Iva Unterweiser at 619-208-3543.
ADULT TAP DANCE CLASS 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher St. The cost is $10 per class. The class is taught by distinguished dancer and choreographer Hazel Collins. For more information, call Ms. Collins at 252-728-5514 or Maureen Kilgallen at 252-222-3088.
LINE DANCING 6-8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher St. For more information, call 252-726-5083.
TOTAL BODY WORKOUT 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 1600 Fisher St. The cost is $4 per class. For more information, call 252-726-5083.
TAI CHI noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays for Taoist Tai Chi Society members. For more information, call the instructor Terri Thomas at 252-314-4110.
YOGA CLASS 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 9-10 a.m. Saturdays at Newport Community Building, 270 Howard Blvd., Newport. This class is for adults and costs $5 per class. For more information, contact Christine Smith at 252-622-7473.
BEACH YOGA 9:30 a.m. Sundays at Fort Macon State Park’s beach. The sessions will be on the border of the state park and Tar Landing. Sign up at momentumfitnessnc.com or pay $10 on the beach. For more information, call 252-368-YOGA (9642).
CRYSTAL COAST TABLE TENNIS CLUB 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in Newport. Players of all ages and skill levels are invited to attend. For more information, contact Bowie Martin at 252-399-1533.
BEACH YOGA IN ATLANTIC BEACH 9-9:50 a.m. Saturdays at New Bern Street public beach access in Atlantic Beach. The class is $10 per person or $7 with military or teacher ID. For more information, like Coastal Yoga with Nadine on Facebook or call 631-255-1010.
Trips and Tours
W.S. KING ALUMNI CRUISE Monday-Saturday, Sept. 25-30. Those attending will board Carnival Ecstasy at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, in Charleston, S.C. The cruise will venture to Nassau and Freeport in the Bahamas. All accommodations are for two people per cabin. Guests will make their own reservations by calling Carnival. The phone number will be given to guests later through their webpage. Interior cabins are $464.59 per person, oceanside cabins are $504.59 per person and balcony cabins are $714.59 per person. A deposit of $150 per person is required by Thursday, July 27, to reserve a cabin. Passports can be obtained by using travel.state.gov. Card passports are $55 and book passports are $135. For more information, contact Jamas Walker at 252-726-3754.
SAVANNAH, GA., JEKYLL ISLAND AND BEAUFORT, S.C., TRIP Monday-Friday, Aug. 14-18. The price of the trip includes four nights lodging; eight meals – four breakfasts and four dinners; a guided tour of historic Savannah, Ga.; a visit to the first African Baptist Church, constituted in 1777; free time on the historic River Street in Savannah; a guided tour of St. Simons Island, Ga.; a visit to Jekyll Island, Ga., home of “millionaires Club”; a tour of Beaufort, S.C., the second oldest city in South Carolina; and a visit to the historic Penn Center on St. Helena Island. The price for the trip is $649 for a single, $499 for double and $479 for triple occupancy, which includes admission to the listed venues and motor coach transportation. Travel insured travelers’ insurance is $45 for single and $35 for double and triple occupancy. Some of the proceeds will go to the Craven County chapter of AARP. For more information, visit www.travelingwithrosetta.com.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH PENN AMISH COUNTRY TRIP Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 11-14. The church has partnered with Christian Tours to provide a four-day tour that picks up in Morehead City. Participants will see “Jonah” at the Sight & Sound Theatre, tour Hershey Chocolate World, visit a pretzel factory, as well as tour the Amish areas and visit a D-Day Memorial in Virginia. Price is under $750 per person, double occupancy and includes all admission fees, tour guides, several meals and accommodations in quality hotels. Contact Valerie Blankenship at 252-726-0458 for further information or contact Christian Tours to make a reservation at 1-800-476-3900. Seats are limited, so call soon to reserve yours.
ABRAHAM HICKS MEETUP GROUP 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27, 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.
MS SUPPORT GROUP 5-7 p.m. Monday, July 31, 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 PARTNERSHIP FOR CHILDREN BOARD OF DIRECTORS 8:15 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, in the ABC conference room at the Carteret County Health Department. For more information, call 252-727-0440.
FRIENDS OF THE WEBB LIBRARY 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, 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. 8, at Trent River Coffee Co. in New Bern. Musicians gather to play Irish music on accordion, fiddle, guitar, bodhran, harp and other instruments. They play for their own enjoyment, as well as the occasional gratuity. Everyone is welcome to come listen or play, and there is no admission charge. The club meets the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, call Trent River Coffee Co. at 252-514-2030.
PARKINSON’S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Sept. 28, Oct. 12, Oct. 26, Nov. 9, and Dec. 14, at the Leon Mann Jr. Enrichment Center in Morehead City. For more information, contact Lori Wrenn at 252-808-3152.
CAROLINA MARITIME MODEL SOCIETY MEETING 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort. The Carolina Maritime Model Society exists to promote the active participation in building ship models, a craft as old as shipbuilding itself. The group is the only such organization in the entire state and has become a major vehicle for widening public interest in North Carolina’s maritime history and culture. Membership is open to all members of the Friends of the Maritime Museum. Additional dates are Oct. 28 and Dec. 2. For more information, call 252-728-7317.
TOPS- TAKE POUNDS OFF SENSIBLY 4 p.m. Thursdays at Fort Benjamin Park in Newport. Weigh-in is from 4-5 p.m. The meeting is from 5:10-6 p.m. For more information, call Jane at 252-223-3045.
SMART (SELF MANAGEMENT AND RECOVERY TRAINING) RECOVERY 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Life Point Church in Morehead City. For more information, call Ray Conner at 252-316-2699.
EMERALD ISLE STAMP CLUB meets 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month in the back of the Emerald Isle Police Department building on Highway 58. Anyone interested in collecting stamps is welcome. The club is celebrating its 25th year. For more information, call George Kuhhorn at 252-354-5127.
FORT MACON SAIL AND POWER SQUADRON meets the third Monday of every month. They offer boating education, social programs and vessel safety checks. For more information, call 252-571-9129 or visit www.fmsps.org.
MOVIN’ ON AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN meets the fourth Thursday of each month at Hampton Inn and Suites, 225 Old Hammock Road in Swansboro. For more information, call 910-325-0508.
F.I.S.H. GROUP MEETINGS: CHRIST-CENTERED 12 STEP RECOVERY 5-6:30 p.m. Sundays at Cape Carteret Baptist Church and 5:30-7 p.m. Fridays at the Carteret County Peer Recovery Center in Morehead City. This event is open to all friends of recovery. for more information, contact Bev Stone at the Peer Recovery Center by calling 252-222-3888.
SINGLES OUT ‘N ABOUT a social group open to single adults. Now in its 14th year, meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month to schedule activities. For time, location and more information, contact Ginger at 252-349-4639.
BEAUFORT GARDEN CLUB 10 a.m. the first Thursday of every month, at Ann Street United Methodist Church in Beaufort. Social starts at 9:30 a.m. followed by the meeting.
SOUTHERN BELLES Meets 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays at Cape Carteret Presbyterian Church. The four-part harmony singing group for women is now accepting new members. For more information, call Mary Helen Casey at 252-354-2925.
COASTAL CAROLINA ‘A’S’ RESTORERS CLUB 6 p.m. second Monday of the month at the Golden Corral on Martin Luther King Blvd. in New Bern. The Model “A” Restores Club, founded in 1952, encourages members to acquire, restore, preserve, exhibit and make use of the Model “A” Ford and to enjoy the fellowship of other Model “A” Ford owners around the world. For more information, call 252-943-4373 or 252-503-3470 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS CAMP 1597 meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the Bryant Student Center meeting room, Carteret Community College. For more information, call David F. Burnette at 252-223-4765.
FORT MACON CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month in the Bryant Student Center meeting room, Carteret Community College. For more information, call David F. Burnette at 252-223-4765.
N.C. SOCIETY SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, CRYSTAL COAST CHAPTER meets at 11:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of every month in the Golden Corral Buffet and Grill, Morehead City. For more information, call David F. Burnette at 252-223-4765.
CARTERET COMMUNITY THEATRE 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at 1311 Arendell St., Morehead City, for volunteers to learn theater needs, including lights, sound, ticket sales and backstage assistance. For information, call 252-247-1501 or visit www.carteretcommunitytheatre.org.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS 7 to 8:15 p.m. Fridays, at Canine Playtime, 228 Chatham St., Newport.
ALCOHOL ANONYMOUS 8 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church in Morehead City.
AL-ANON 8 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in Morehead City.
PROMISE LAND SOCIETY 9:30 a.m. the second Saturday of the month, First Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Morehead City.
SOCIETY FOR CREATIVE ANACHRONISM: SHRINE OF CATHANAR 1 to 3 p.m. second Saturday of each month at the Bryant Student Center at Carteret Community College. The SCA is a recreational and educational global organization that attempts to recreate the arts of war in the Middle Ages. The local branch for Carteret and Craven counties are open to every one of all ages and locations. There is no cost to attend the activity. For more information, visit www.ShireofCathanar.org, email email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or call Thomas De Luna (MKA Jerry Price) at 252-648-0937 or Bridgit Macha Ruadh (MKA Monica Amende) at 216-256-1495.
MOREHEAD CITY LIONS CLUB 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month at Golden Corral in Morehead City.
BEAUFORT LIONS CLUB meets at noon the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at Ribeye’s on Front Street in Beaufort. New members and guests are welcome.
TOASTMASTERS 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 7 a.m. Thursdays in the Bryant Center on the campus of Carteret Community College. Call 252-725-7377 for details.
SEA SCOUTS SHIP 98 LOOKOUT 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the N.C. Maritime Museum Gallant’s Channel annex in Beaufort. The ship is chartered by Friends of the N.C. Maritime Museum. For ages 14-20. Call 252-728-2762.
DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS CHAPTER 26 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, Havelock Senior Center, Trader Avenue, Havelock. For more information, contact Ancil Jones at 252-622-5245.
CARTERET NUMISMATIC SOCIETY meets 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Old Train Depot at 612 Broad St. in Beaufort.
AMERICAN LEGION MOREHEAD CITY POST 46 6 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the train depot, 1001 Arendell St., Morehead City.
BEAUFORT OLDE TOWNE MONDAY NOON CLUB, Clawson’s 1905 Restaurant, Beaufort.
NEWPORT ROTARY CLUB 6:30 p.m. each Monday, Newport Rotary Building at 145 Howard Blvd.
MOREHEAD CITY NOON ROTARY CLUB noon each Tuesday, Channel Marker, Atlantic Beach.
MOREHEAD CITY LOOKOUT ROTARY CLUB 7 a.m. each Wednesday, Carteret General Hospital cafeteria, Morehead City.
KNIT-WITS 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Wednesday, the Webb Library welcomes knitters to bring their projects to receive helpful hints from experienced knitters.
MOREHEAD CITY NAVIGATORS ROTARY CLUB noon, Wednesdays, Floyd’s 1921 Restaurant, 400 Bridges St., Morehead City.
MOREHEAD CITY EVENING CLUB 6:30 p.m. each Thursday, First United Methodist Church, 900 Arendell St., Morehead City.
MOREHEAD CITY SOUNDVIEW CLUB noon on Thursdays, Golden Corral, Morehead City.
CRYSTAL COAST TEA PARTY PATRIOTS meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Golden Corral in Morehead City and at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month at Ribeyes Steakhouse in Cape Carteret. For information, visit www.cctpp.com.
THE RETIRED ENLISTED ASSOCIATION Cherry Point No. 92 meets 9:30 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at Millers Landing at MCAS Cherry Point. Optional breakfast is at 8:30 a.m. Details at 252-223-7037.
ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF AMERICA, MOREHEAD CITY CHAPTER 7 p.m. first Tuesday of the month, Carteret Community College, Bryant Center. Call 252-726-6351.
CAPE LOOKOUT FLYFISHERS 6 p.m. the third Friday of each month from March to November, Cox’s Restaurant, 4109 Arendell St., Morehead City.
CELEBRATE RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP meets at 6 p.m. each Monday, South Banks Community Church, West Ridge Center, Morehead City. For more information, contact Milton Thompson at 252-525-3402.
NARCONON reminds families that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get a loved one help if they are at risk. Visit www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/blog/naloxone-availability.html to learn about the overdose reversing drug known as naloxone and find out its availability in your state. Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all types of drugs. Narconon also offers free assessments and referrals. Call 800-431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSolution.com for details.
CRYSTAL COAST DECORATIVE PAINTERS 10 a.m.-2 p.m. fourth Saturday of the month, Western Park Community Center, Cedar Point. Painters of all levels welcome. The organization holds classes, seminars and is involved in community service projects. Call 252-247-7827 for more information.
CRYSTAL COAST QUILTERS’ GUILD meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month, Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church, Atlantic Beach. Members enjoy learning through workshops and programs and are active in community service projects. Visitors are welcome. Call 252-808-4060.
MINDFULNESS MEDITATION GROUP 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Coastal Unitarian Church, 1300 Evans St., Morehead City. The group practices silent mindfulness meditation to reduce stress. Free. Call 252-240-2283.
TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY (TOPS) Newport Chapter 0602 meets Thursdays, Fort Benjamin Park, 100 McQueen Ave., Newport. Weigh-in begins 4:30 p.m.; the meeting follows at 5:30 p.m. Call 252-223-3045 for details. Morehead City Chapter 543 meets from 4:45 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, in the meeting room of First Presbyterian Church, 1604 Arendell St. Call 252-240-0899 for details.
CARTERET CARE PARTNERS 2 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at Grace Presbyterian Church, Beaufort, and fourth Wednesday of the month at Unitarian Coastal Fellowship, Morehead City. This is a support network for family caregivers of all types, is a safe place to share the joys and struggles of care giving and to network for resources and information. Caregivers are welcome to bring their care recipients. Recipients meet in a separate room with activities geared for them. For more information, contact Sally White at 252-622-1978 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or LaVera Parato at 252-422-6139 or email@example.com.
BEYOND THIS WEEK
BLOOD DRIVE 1-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at Cape Carteret Aquatic and Wellness Center, Cape Carteret.
QUILTING DEMONSTRATION 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Beaufort Historic Site. This demonstration is led by Nancy Smith and is free, though seating is limited. Reservations are suggested. For more information, call 252-728-5225.
CHRONIC PAIN SELF MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP 1-3:30 p.m. Thursdays starting Aug. 10 until Sept. 14, at the Leon Mann Jr. Enrichment Center, 3820 Galatis Drive, Morehead City. This workshop is free. Participants will learn how to break the symptom cycle, communicate better with their health care providers, eat healthy, exercise, set and achieve goals and more. The program is taught by instructors trained by the Stanford University CDSME program. Preregistration is required. To register, call Andi Reese at 252-638-3185, ext. 3015, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BLOOD DRIVE 3-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Harkers Island.
BUCCANEER REVUE 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, at the Main Stage Tent on the Beaufort waterfront. This event is part of the Beaufort Pirate Invasion. Join the Beaufort Most Wanted Pirates for a feast and entertainment. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. and the revue begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children under the age of 12. The ticket price includes dinner, beverage, dessert and the show. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased online at www.pirateinvasion.com.
CRYSTAL COAST CHORAL SOCIETY RETREAT 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at Swansboro United Methodist Church. New singers are welcome to attend. For more information, contact CCCS Music Director, Finley Woolston at 910-342-6864 or email@example.com.
YO HO HO AND BOTTLE OF RUN 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, in downtown Beaufort. This is a Beaufort Pirate Invasion signature event. Registration begins at 7 a.m., and the race begins at 8 a.m. with a cannon blast. Pirates participate and cheer you on as you run, walk or swagger down the Beaufort waterfront. Prizes will be awarded to the race winners, as well as for the best pirate costumes – individual and crew. The fee is $30 per participant or $100 for a crew of four. A free T-shirt will be offered for those who register by Sunday, July 30. To sign up, visit https://runsignup.com./Races.
BLOOD DRIVE 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug 14, at Ann Street United Methodist Church, Beaufort.
11TH ANNUAL FLOUNDER FISHING TOURNAMENT 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. Registration is free and the Reel Outdoors will be providing prizes for the top three anglers. Registration is Monday, Aug. 14, until 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. The Reel Outdoors is the official weigh-in station. All flounder must be caught by fishing on foot (surf, pier, inlet, sound) from Fort Macon to Emerald Isle; no boats. See complete rules on the back of the registration form, which will be available on Aug.14 at The Reel Outdoors or the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center. Registration forms and rules may also be downloaded at www.emeraldisle-nc.org/eiprd. Contact Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation for further information or questions at 252-354-6350.
BLOOD DRIVE 1-6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, at Saint Luke Missionary Baptist Church, Morehead City.
BLOOD DRIVE 2-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Center, 203 Leisure Lane in Emerald Isle.
JAN MICHAEL FIELDS BAND AT ALIVE AT FIVE 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at Jaycee Park, 807 Shepard St. The concert is free.
CARTERET LITERACY COUNCIL VOLUNTEER TUTOR SESSIONS noon-3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, Thursday, Aug. 24, Tuesday, Aug. 29, and Thursday, Aug. 31, at the Carteret Literacy Council. Learn how to share your love for reading with others by being a volunteer tutor. The Carteret Literacy Council provides the training you need to be certified as a tutor to those who need assistance to improve their skills. There is a $20 registration fee to cover the cost of materials. For more information or to register for the class, call 252-808-2020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF CARTERET COUNTY WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD LUNCHEON 11:45-1:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at the Crystal Coast Country Club, 152 Oakleaf Drive, Pine Knoll Shores. The guest speaker will be Beth Beswick, BSN, RN, MPH, FACHE, VP, human resources and community relations at Carteret Health Care. The 2017 Woman of the Year will be announced during this event. Tickets are $25, which includes luck and a beverage. RSVP to email@example.com.
SUMMER TASTE OF CORE SOUND Friday, Aug. 25, at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island. This event is part of the museum’s 25th anniversary celebration. For more information, call 252-728-1500.
MURDER MYSTERY DINNER: MURDER AT THE OCEAN HOUSE 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1. Museum staff and volunteers will prepare an entertaining evening involving a murder plot, clues and of course a twist, all while participants enjoy a catered meal. Space is limited. Reservations are required. Tickets are $40.
INTERNATIONAL VULTURE AWARENESS CELEBRATION Friday-Sunday, Sept. 1-3, at the N.C. Aquariums at Pine Knoll Shores. The N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores joins in an International Vulture Awareness celebration to help spread the word about the virtues of vultures and the problems these birds face. Find out how you can help vultures while you experience close-up encounters with live vultures, make a craft vulture to take home, and enjoy other interactive activities. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
NORTH TOWER AT ALIVE AT FIVE 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, at Jaycee Park, 807 Shepard St. The concert is free.
ROCK AND ROLL SATURDAYS 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at the gazebo at the Atlantic Beach circle. The showing is “The Punk Singer.” This documentary explores the life and career of punk rocker Kathleen Hanna, the Bikini Kill front woman who became a pioneer of the riot grrrl movement of the 1990s. A food truck will be available at 7:30 p.m. This showing is free and open to the public.
CARTERET COUNTY ARTS & CRAFTS COALITION FALL SHOW 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 2-3, at the Beaufort Historic Site. This event is a juried sale of arts and crafts of coastal artisans. Fore more information, call 252-728-5225.
CRYSTAL COAST CHORAL SOCIETY REHEARSALS 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays starting Sept. 5, at Swansboro United Methodist Church. The rehearsals will continue until Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 9-10. The Crystal Coast Choral Society is a non-audition community choir that strives to perform quality choral music for the benefit of surrounding communities. Concerts often include professional musicians from eastern North Carolina.
MONSTER TRUCK JAM 7:30 Friday-Saturday, Sept. 8-9, at the Newport Flea Mall. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Adult tickets $18 in advance and $20 at the gate. Children’s tickets are $8 for ages 6-12, and children ages 5 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at Country Aire Rental in Newport, Swansboro, Beaufort and New Bern, Garner Farms in New Bern and Newport, the Newport Flea Mall, at Garner Construction or online at www.newportfleamall.com.
COMMUNITY FESTIVAL 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, in Newport. This event will feature Touch a Truck, hands on demonstrations, performing arts, crafts and living history demonstrations, old school games a mini food truck rodeo and more. For more information, contact Kathy Jo Buttery at 252-223-4749.
HOMESCHOOL DAY 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. The N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores invites homeschool families to enjoy a day of educational programs and activities on Homeschool Day. Registration begins at 9 a.m. on the day of the event. Aquarium admission and Homeschool Day activities, except the behind-the-scenes tours, are free for homeschool families – please bring your homeschool identification. The aquarium’s annual Homeschool Day is a special event in addition to the one free admission per year allowed for homeschool families. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
KAREN PECK AND NEW RIVER IN CONCERT 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at First Baptist Church in Morehead City. Karen Peck and New River is a four-time Grammy award nominated, GMA Dove Award winning Southern gospel group with more than 15 No. 1 hits. A love offering will be taken.
BHA SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING AND VOLUNTEER PICNIC 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Beaufort Historic Site. This picnic honors all those who volunteer for the Beaufort Historical Association and its many events and activities, and the meal will be catered. There will be a very brief business meeting. Current and potential volunteers are welcome. For more information, call 252-728-5225.
BEAUFORT’S BREWIN’ CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL Friday-Saturday, Sept. 29-30. The two-day festival will feature a variety of seminars, luncheons and dinners on Friday. The highlight of the festival is Beer Bubbles & BBQ, on Saturday at Front Street Village. The festival will focus on N.C. craft breweries and brew pubs, with a sampling from across the state. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 252-515-0708.
RUNNIN’ ON EMPTY ROAD RACE Saturday, Sept. 30. The race will feature a 5K, 10K and one-mile walk/fun run, offering something for runners of all levels. The one-mile walk/fun run will start at 7:30 a.m. The 5K and 10K will begin at 8 a.m. Fees are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the race. T-shirts and commemorative pint glass are included for those registered by Saturday, Sept. 16. For racers 21 and up, be sure to hang around after to race to enjoy frosty beer. Root beer will be available for any racers under 21. All proceeds raised from the Running on Empty Road Race will go toward Beaufort Wine & Food’s mission to support nonprofits in Carteret County. For more information, visit www.beaufortwineandfood.org.
EMERALD ISLE MUSIC FESTIVAL Saturday, Sept. 30. Planning is currently underway for this year’s festival. To keep up to date on the festival information, visit www.emeraldisle-nc.org.
AARP TAX AIDE SEEKS FALL VOLUNTEERS By being trained by an IRS-certified instructor, these volunteers can help taxpayers receive the best possible outcome when filing their tax return. To become a volunteer in October, contact the program’s district coordinator, Traci Torrie at 910-326-6239 or by email at email@example.com.
NC SEAFOOD FESTIVAL Friday-Sunday, Oct. 6-8, on the Morehead City waterfront. The festival offers free local and regional entertainment, an 8K road race, sailing events, surf and pier fishing contests, the Blessing of the Fleet on Sunday, SasSea’s Island Playground for children, a free Southern Outer Banks Boat Show, vendors, fireworks, amusement rides and seafood. For more information, call 252-726-6273.
SOUND TO SEA PAINT OUT AND ART SHOW AND SALE Friday-Sunday, Oct. 6-8, on Emerald Isle. This event is hosted by Irene Bailey Fine Art Portraits, sponsored by the Oil Painters of America and supported by the Seaside Arts Council. This event is free to artists. Artist find places to paint on Emerald Isle or surrounding area on Saturday. Some home owners who want their view painted will be given to artist with maps and name tags Friday night at registration social at Irene Bailey’s Studio. Artists will also have their canvases stamped for the people’s choice cash award on Sunday at the Art Show and Sale. The paintings must be hangable. All artists whether they paint Plein Air or not, are invited to exhibit and sell their work at the Art Show on Sunday. Participants need to register Friday night. All artists will be responsible for their display equipment such as easels, table, chairs and tent or umbrellas. For more information, contact Ms. Bailey at 252-723-3258 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
27TH ANNUAL SURF FISHING WORKSHOP Friday-Sunday, Oct. 13-15, at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Expert instruction and hands-on experience are the trademarks of this popular seminar. Advance registration and fees are required and can be accomplished by phone or online. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
GRAND OLE OPRY STAR JOHN CONLEE Friday, Oct. 20, at Carteret Community Theatre. For more information, visit www.carteretcommunitytheatre.com.
PRESCHOOL PUMPKIN PATCH 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Preschool children will enjoy games, stories, crafts, costumed characters and photo opportunities. Visit the website for event pricing. For more details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
TRICK-OR-TREAT UNDER THE SEA 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Oct. 26-27, at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Bring on the ghosts, goblins and goodies. Children collect candy from booths among the exhibits and enjoy other Halloween high jinks. Tickets are sold from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Visit the website for event pricing. For more details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
KITE FEST 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 28-29, at the Sands Villas Resort in Atlantic Beach. Eventgoers will be able to see kites of all sizes and participate in different activities. There will be a special night fly 6 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 252-247-7011.
VETERANS DAY PARADE 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, along Arendell Street in Morehead City. This is the largest Veterans Day parade in the state and features veterans, Boy Scout troops, antique vehicles, county police officers, fire departments and EMS, as well as high school marching bands and more. For more information, call 252-728-8440.
FREE ADMISSION DAY AND FOOD DRIVE 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. The aquarium is celebrating Veterans Day with free admission for all, no past or present military connections required. The aquarium will also offer a chance to return the favor with a contribution of nonperishable food items to an on-site food drive for Martha’s Mission Cupboard. In addition, the American Red Cross is conducting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.
CORE SOUND WATERFOWL WEEKEND Friday-Sunday, Dec. 1-3, at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum on Harkers Island. This celebration boosts local waterfowl art, music, seafood, museum exhibits and more. It also includes educational displays, competitions, arts and crafts, community boatbuilding and a fellowship service on Sunday morning. For more information, call 252-728-1500 or visit www.coresound.com.
CRYSTAL COAST CHRISTMAS FLOTILLA 5:30-6:45 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. The Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla features boats, yachts, oars, kayaks and commercial vessels decorated for the season. The decorated boats can be seen at 5:30 p.m., on the Morehead City waterfront and at 6:15 p.m. on the Beaufort waterfront. There is an entry fee to participate in the flotilla. For more information, call 252-728-7317 or visit www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.
CORE SOUND DECOY FESTIVAL Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 2-3, at Harkers Island Elementary School. The festival has many attractions that include antique decoy exhibits, retriever demonstrations, competitions including duck calling, loon calling, head whittling and a live and silent auction. There’s food offered by Harkers Island Elementary School staff and volunteers and plenty of shopping opportunities from the many vendors who flock to the festival each year. For more information, visit www.decoyguild.com.
BEAUFORT CANDLELIGHT HOMES TOUR 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, in downtown Beaufort. During this event, historic homes, as well as beds and breakfasts and inns can be toured in candlelight. For more information, call 252-728-5225.
FREE ADMISSION DAY AND FOOD DRIVE 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. All visitors will be admitted free of charge to the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The aquarium will also offer a chance to return the favor with a contribution of nonperishable food items to an on-site food drive for Martha’s Mission Cupboard. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores.