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Kids and Family
LITTLE EXPLORERS CAREGIVER AND TODDLER CLASS 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. every other Monday from March through May at Camp Albemarle near Newport. The cost is $5 per child and pre-registration is required. Come explore the natural world through art experiences, hikes, songs, rhymes, story telling and more. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
FAMILY NATURE NIGHT 5:30-7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month from March-May at Nature School at Camp Albemarle. Nature lovers of all ages are invited to join the nature night to establish a connection to nature through different themes each month. Email email@example.com for more information.
CARTERET COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION SPRING BREAK CAMP 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, April 13-17 at Fort Benjamin Park in Newport. The camp is for children ages 6-10 and includes games, field trips, crafts and fun in the sun. Children can attend the entire camp or just a day. Athletic clothing is recommended. Registration is required. Register online at ccpr.recdesk.com/Community/Program?category=3 or call 252-808-3301.
CEDAR POINT GYMNASTICS SUMMER CAMP summer camp starts June 8 and runs through Aug. 14. There will be half-day options from 8 a.m. to noon and full day options from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, including activities and costs, call 252-393-7778.
SUMMER CAMP 2020 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 15-Aug. 14 at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher St., Morehead City. The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center sponsors an eight-week summer camp program for children ages 5-12 (Must have completed kindergarten). Camp staff supervises daily activities, such as arts and crafts classes, playground time, gymnasium games, field trips and more. The department promotes fun recreational and educational activities. Classes are divided into age groups. Children must be fully potty-trained. The eight-week program cost is to be determined. Registration for Morehead City residents (must provide proof) opens Sunday, March 1. For non-Morehead City residents, registration opens Wednesday, April 1. Online registration will be available at moreheadcitync.org/259/Camps-Clinics. For more information, call 252-726-5083.
SUMMER SCIENCE SCHOOL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN Registration is open for the 2020 Summer Science School by the N.C. Maritime Museum, which offers students the opportunity to learn about the natural and maritime history of coastal North Carolina. For information, including programs and costs, or to register, call 252-504-7758.
SEA SCOUT SHIP 1810 SSS SEA WOLF CMAST now has its very own Sea Scout ship for students ages 13-18 interested in boating and all things maritime. Sea Scouts are a division of Boy Scouts. Sea Scouts is for young men and women ages 14-20. Sea Scouts will learn boating skills, water safety, maritime heritage and citizenship through limitless opportunities and exciting challenges. For more information, visit sciencehouse.ncsu.edu, cmast.ncsu.edu or facebook.com/CMASTYouth.
STORY TIME AND PRE-K PLAY 9-10 a.m. Mondays for children from birth to 5 years, accompanied by an adult. Bring any supplies needed, such as diapers, wipes, bottles and more. For more information, call 252-354-6350.
PORTRAIT WORKSHOP WITH LIVE MODEL 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, March 18-19 at Irene Bailey’s workshop, 905 Ocean Drive, Emerald Isle. The class is $295, with the model fee included. For more information, call 252-723-3258.
OPEN WEAVE BASKET WEAVING 1-4 p.m. Thursdays at the Havelock Senior Center. Bring your basket weaving tools and reed to weave with other local basket makers. No membership is required. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADULT OIL & ACRYLIC CLASSES 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Linda Werthein’s studio/residence in Beaufort. The six-week session costs $125. Participants must bring materials. For more information, call 252-838-1238.
WEEKLY ART CLASSES 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays and 1-4 p.m. Thursdays. Arts & Things offers classes in drawing and watercolor, oil, pastel and acrylic painting on the Morehead City waterfront. For more information, call Arts & Things at 252-240-1979.
WEEKLY ART CLASSES Mondays and Tuesdays at Bailey Studio Art School, 905 Ocean Drive, Emerald Isle. The classes include oil painting, portrait painting, figure painting, pastels and basic drawing. The classes are for all levels. For more information, call 252-723-3258.
PASTEL DRAWING CLASS 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays at Bailey Studio Art School. Deb Covington will teach the classes. For more information, call 252-723-3258.
Music and Theater
‘LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE’ 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 20, 21, 27 and 28, as well as 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22 and 29 in Joslyn Hall on the campus of Carteret Community College in Morehead City. Carteret Community Theatre will present this play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and the memory covering all the important subjects. Tickets are $11-18 and are available at carteretcommunitytheatre.com or by calling 252-726-1501.
CARTERET COMMUNITY SUNSHINE BAND REHEARSALS 7 p.m. Mondays in the Croatan High School band room. Rehearsals for the spring season are held every Monday. New members are welcome.
CRAVEN COMMUNITY CHORUS SPRING CONCERT REHEARSALS 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays in Orringer Hall on the campus of Craven Community College in New Bern. The registration fee is $30. Rehearsals will be held Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dates for the concerts will be Thursday, April 30, Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3. The chorus major piece will be “Requiem for the Living” by Dan Forrest. All voices are welcome. For more information, contact Marilyn Davis at 252-670-0230 or visit facebook.com/cravencommunitychorus.
CRYSTAL COAST CHORAL SOCIETY REHEARSALS 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Swansboro United Methodist Church in Swansboro. The chorus is seeking new members to participate in the spring 2020 concert, a special performance of the entire Handel’s Messiah, to be held Sunday, April 26 at White Oak High School in Jacksonville. There will also be several Saturday rehearsals for those who cannot attend the weekly Tuesday rehearsals. If interested, contact Finley Woolston at 910-358-2997 or email@example.com. More information on CCCS can be found at crystalcoastchoralsociety.org or on Facebook.
Food and Drink
CRYSTAL COAST CHORAL SOCIETY PANCAKE BREAKFAST 7-10 a.m. Saturday, March 21 and Saturday, April 18 at Highway 55, 686 West Corbett Ave., Swansboro. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from any chorus member or at crystalcoastchoralsociety.org with a small convenience fee. All proceeds go toward expenses for the Sunday, April 26 spring concert of the complete Handel’s “Messiah,” featuring guest conductor Jonathan Griffith, principal conductor and co-founder of Distinguished Concerts International New York, an 18-piece orchestra and four professional vocal soloists. For more information, visit crystalcoastchoralsociety.org or the group’s Facebook page.
CLAM CHOWDER AND CHILI SALE 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21 at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Bogue. Vendors and a bake sale will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For $8, participants will receive their choice of clam chowder or chili, either will be served with hush puppies, dessert and a drink. A quart of clam chowder can be purchased for $8, and a pint of clam chowder or chili can be purchased for $5.
FOURTH ANNUAL GOLDEN OLDIES DINNER/DANCE 6-10 p.m. Saturday, March 21 at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City. All of Carteret County is invited to dig deep in their closets or scout the local vintage markets for anything with fringe, feathers or stripes to recreate the style an excitement of the Roarin’ 20s. Dick Knight is the headliner, with contributions arranged by DJ Travis Thompson. Fat Fellas BBQ & Grille will provide a meal with 20s-familiar foods, such as Cincinnati Chili, Great Gatsby Baked Ham and Moonshiner Meatballs, a choice of beer, wine, Swinging Sweet Tea, Shady Lemonade and water and a choice of dessert. Tickets are $20 each and are tax deductible. Tables of eight can be purchased for $150 each. Sponsorships are also available. Individual tickets, sponsorship enquires and additional information are available by calling Lin Schulze at 252-670-7350 and Cindy Blizzard Fields at the Leon Mann Jr. Enrichment Center in Morehead City by calling 252-247-2626. This event is provided by Carteret County Friends of Aging.
SUSAN ZURENDA LUNCH AND LEARN noon Wednesday, March 25 at Clawson’s 1905 Restaurant and Pub in Beaufort. Join the Beaufort Historical Association for a literary luncheon with author Susan Zurenda. Ms. Zurenda will be signing books, meeting with attendees, and speaking about her debut book, Bells for Eli. Tickets are $30. For more information or to purchase your tickets, visit beauforthistoricsite.org, call 252-728-5225 or stop in at the Beaufort Historic Site Welcome Center, 130 Turner St.
‘PRESENT LAUGHTER’ 3 p.m., Sunday, March 15, at Mill Space, 1354 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort. The Beaufort Picture Show presents a National Theatre Live showing of the Noel Coward play about an actor whose life is in danger of spiraling out of control as his days are a a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching. For more information, visit www.beaufortpictureshow.org.
BURN YOUR SOCK ON THE EQUINOX 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 20 at Traders at Beau Coast. Enjoy food, wine and brew and music. Bring and old pair of socks to burn and a new pair to donate. Tickets are $30 and are available online at beaufortnc.com.
‘TOO HOT TO HANDEL’ SILENT AUCTION 8 a.m. Saturday, March 21-10 a.m. Monday, March 30 at the Carteret Aquatic and Wellness Center in Cape Carteret. The silent auction will benefit the Crystal Coast Choral Society’s upcoming Sunday, April 26 spring concert, featuring a performance of the complete Handel’s “Messiah.” For more information on the silent auction or to purchase concert tickets, visit the choral society’s website, crystalcoastchoralsociety.org, or check the group’s Facebook page.
FOURTH ANNUAL SPRING FAMILY FESTIVAL 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21 at Camp Albemarle near Newport. Join us as we catapult Easter eggs. Armbands are required for catapult launch and activities, including foam party, bounce houses, carnival games, face painting, a cookie walk and more. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
PLANT AND POUR 1-4 p.m. Sunday, March 22 at Grayden Paul Park in Beaufort. Celebrate Arbor Day with Crystal Coast Waterkeeper and Fishtowne Brew House. Meet at Grayden Paul Park in Beaufort at 1 p.m. We will do some native planting in areas identified by the town of Beaufort. Following planting, we’ll head over to Fishtowne for some brews, refreshments and to learn more about Crystal Coast Waterkeeper’s upcoming programs to protect water quality through planting. This event is sponsored by Fishtowne and the Beaufort Garden Club.
‘HARRIET’ 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 21 at Mill Space, 1354 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort. The Beaufort Picture Show presents the tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. The film is rated PG. For more information, visit beaufortpictureshow.org.
SUSAN ZURENDA WRITERS WORKSHOP 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 26 at the Beaufort Historic Site. Susan Zurenda, author of Bells for Eli, will be hosting a writing workshop. The workshop is a great way for writers to exchange ideas and learn from a published author. The workshop is limited to 15 people, so reserve your spot ASAP. Tickets are $40 and will include a copy of Ms. Zurendas’ book, Bells for Eli. For more information or to purchase your tickets visit beauforthistoricsite.org, call 252-728-5225 or stop in at the Beaufort Historic Site Welcome Center.
NO CHILD WET BEHIND DIAPER AND WIPE DRIVE The Cape Lookout Civilian Club will host this diaper and wipe drive to benefit Martha’s Mission Cupboard, the Carteret County Domestic Violence Program and Family Promise of Carteret County. The organization is collecting disposable diapers for infants, toddlers and adults. The drive will last through March. Diapers can be dropped off at First Bank in Morehead City and the daycare building at Glad Tidings Church in Morehead City. For more information, contact Nora Gentry, club president and project chairperson, at 252-622-7100.
FULL MOON PADDLE TRIP 6-9 p.m. Sundays, April 5 and May 10 at Camp Albemarle near Newport. The cost is $20 per person and preregistration is required. Join us for a kayak trip on Bogue Sound, followed by a campfire and s’mores. Email email@example.com for more information.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE WORKSHOP In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Carteret County Rape Crisis Program and NCCASA will be hosting a workshop on human trafficking and sexual violence. The training will focus on what is human trafficking, how it is a form of sexual violence, who it impacts, and what survivors need from their community. The training is free and open to surrounding communities. Register for this event online at nccasa.coalitionmanager.org/eventmanager/TrainingEvent/Details/8.
SBSA BINGO 4:30 p.m. Saturdays at 400 Hubert Blvd. in Hubert. The games start at 7 p.m. There is a $2,500 total payout. This is for those over the age of 18. Prices start at $29 per person. For more information, call 910-353-2131.
WRITING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help with the work being done at the Jack Goodwin Research Library at the History Museum of Carteret County. Those who have a love of history and writing can stop by the museum at 1008 Arendell St., Morehead City, for more information.
TRENT RIVER DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB OPEN GAMES 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the New Bern Golf and Country Club. Former, current and new players are encouraged to attend. The club will provide refreshments. The game fee is $5 per player. For more information, contact Mitchell Riley at 252-515-6044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GOLD STAR FAMILIES WANTED Maria Myers, a Gold Star Mother, is hoping to have a Gold Star Family Memorial Monument erected in the county. She is looking for Gold Star families who would be interested in the monument. For more information, contact Ms. Myers at 252-342-3728 or visit www.facebook.com/ccgsf or www.ccgsf.org.
HOPE MISSION THRIFT STORE 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The store has two locations at 1502 and 1504 Bridges St. For pick up of large furniture items, please call 252-240-2359.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Carteret County Aging Services, located at the Senior Center, 3820 Galantis Drive in Morehead, is looking for a few volunteers who would be able to deliver a noon meal one day a week (weekday) to a homebound senior in the area. They have need for someone to regularly deliver a route once a week and for substitutes when regular volunteers aren’t able to deliver. Deliveries take about one to one and a halfhours. Contact Diana or Mary K at 252-247-2626 for more information.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR C.O.A.C.H. HOPE, a local nonprofit organization that continues to strive and expand its programs and services to youth within the community. For more information and a list of additional opportunities and an application, visit www.coach-hope.org or email a letter of interest to email@example.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.
CARTERET COUNTY DEMOCRATIC HEADQUARTERS 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays at 700 Arendell St., Morehead City. Drop-ins are welcome, and many volunteer opportunities are available as well. For more information, call 252-654-2792.
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.
COASTAL CRAFTS 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15 at Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro. Each month come out to the park and learn about some of the unique beach findings and what crafty ways can be applied with them. You will get a chance to build your own craft to take home. This month’s craft is a hummingbird perch. Seating is limited, and registration is required by contacting the park office: 910-326-4881.
BIRD IDENTIFICATION 2 p.m. Monday, March 16 at Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro. Come out to the park and join a ranger to learn about some quick tips on identifying some of our park residents.
MUSKET FIRING DEMONSTRATION 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 18 at Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach. Learn about a Civil War-era musket’s history, loading procedures and firing. Meet in the fort.
NATURAL SIDE OF FORT MACON 10 a.m. Thursday, March 19 at Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach. Meet in the visitor center lobby for a leisurely hike exploring the natural side of Fort Macon. The hike will cover trail and beach.
BEAUFORT’S DOLPHINS: GETTING TO KNOW THEM noon Thursday, March 19 at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort. Bottlenose dolphins are seen in Beaufort’s waterways year-round, but they’re not the same individuals come winter or summer. Join the N.C. Maritime Museum and natural science curator Keith Rittmaster for an informal discussion about the biology, behavior and conservation issues affecting Beaufort’s dolphins. The program is part of the Brown Bag Gam series, informal lectures offered over the lunch hour. So bring a lunch and drop in for the free program. Registration is not required. For more information, call 252-504-7740 or visit ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com.
BEACH GEMS 10 a.m. Saturday, March 21 at Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro. You can find many unique items while combing the beaches here in eastern North Carolina. Shells and shark’s teeth are highly sought after while the many varieties of smooth stones are often overlooked. Discover how these river stones can be polished to reveal beautiful pieces that can be used for jewelry or decoration.
BEAR ISLAND ECO HIKE 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 at Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro. Enjoy a ranger-guided boat ride to Bear Island and learn about one of North Carolina’s hidden treasures. You will be able to explore and discover about some of nature’s wonders in the winter and maybe even collect some beach souvenirs. Dress for the weather. The event is subject to cancelation due to the weather.
Seating is limited, and registration is required by contacting the park office: 910-326-4881.
MUSKET FIRING DEMONSTRATION 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 25 at Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach. Learn about a Civil War-era musket’s history, loading procedures and firing. Meet in the fort.
BY HOOK OR BY CROOK noon Wednesday, March 25 at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort. Explore the lives of 18th-century female pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read, as well as the culture within which they grew up, during an upcoming presentation. Join museum educator Christine Brin to gain a better understanding of these two women and the expectations and limitations for all women during the early 18th century. The program is part of the Brown Bag Gam series, informal lectures offered over the lunch hour. Bring a lunch and drop in for the free program. Registration is not required. For more information, call 252-504-7740 or visit ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com.
‘VANISHING SAIL: THE STORY OF A CARIBBEAN TRADITION’ FILM SCREENING 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26 at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort. The last wooden sailboat builder of a small island in the West Indies dreams of saving the tradition of boatbuilding, which was brought to the island centuries ago. Join the N.C. Maritime Museum for a screening of “Vanishing Sails: The Story of a Caribbean Tradition.” The award-winning film follows the journey of a father and sons who build a sloop that will compete in the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta. Stories of the Caribbean are shared along the way. The showing is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, call 252-504-7740 or visit ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com.
SNAKES 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28 at Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro. During this program we will look at a live snake and talk about certain key features that will help you determine if it is venomous or nonvenomous, as well as other adaptions that are unique to these reptiles.
SPRING SOUNDS 2 p.m. Monday, March 30 at Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro. The weather is warming up and the outdoors is becoming alive with so many sounds. During this program, we will explore some of the sounds you may hear around the park during this blossoming time of year. Kids will have a better understanding of the sounds of spring. The program is appropriate for those ages 4-12.
HISTORIC SITE TOURS 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday-Saturday in February. Tour the Beaufort Historic Site and the buildings that call it home. The historic buildings include the Josiah Bell House, c. 1825; John C. Manson House, c. 1825; Carteret County Jail, c. 1829; Apothecary Shop, c. 1857; and the Carteret County Courthouse, c. 1796. Each building depicts a different period or aspect of life in historic Beaufort. The tour will include a choice of three buildings given by a docent in period dress. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for ages 6-12 and free for ages 1-5. Tax included in price. Tours also available upon request with one hour’s notice.
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 freshwater habitats, as well as saltwater habitats and a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat from above. This program is for ages 8 and up, and costs $20. For details, call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.
FIRST THURSDAYS 10:30-11:30 a.m. the first Thursday of each month at the Newport Historical Museum. Event will feature stories and oral history from Newport residents.
EXTENSION MASTER GARDENER VOLUNTEER TRAINING 1:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through April 23 at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, 303 College Circle, Morehead City. Classes will be taught by a variety of instructors whose expertise range from native plants, composting, insects, weeds, vegetables, propagation to wildlife and more. Many of the classes will be conducted in the classroom, while others may be in the field. A take-home final will be given during the last class. Students will have two weeks to complete the exam and bring it back to the extension office by Thursday, May 7. The class is $80. For more information or applications, contact Shawn Banks at shawn_banks @ncsu.edu or 252-222-6352.
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CONVERSATION GROUP 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Carteret Literacy Council, 4907 Bridges St. Ext., Suite D-F in Morehead City. Practice your English, increase your life skills and learn about American culture. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
RESTORE BODY AND MIND: FOUR-WEEK WELLNESS SERIES noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Carteret Community College. This series is $45 and will guide students through easy step-by-step ways to heal their body and transform your life. This series is a great self-care resource for cancer prevention/recovery, care givers and human service professionals. The cost includes a health workbook, recipes and a local health resource list. Instructor Jade Morton is a certified holistic health educator. More information can be found at YogaWellnessNC.com. Preregistration is required by calling 252-646-3923.
THE TWO BOATS SCHOOL 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church in Atlantic Beach. This class will be for all ages and will cover advanced navigational skills, using math. To register, call Capt. Nick Webster at 970-946-3858.
HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY CLASSES, FORMERLY KNOWN AS GED 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday at East Carteret High School. For more information, contact the Basic Skills Office at 252-222-6195.
SECU CRYSTAL COAST HOSPICE HOUSE SEEKS VOLUNTEERS There are several capacities a volunteer can choose to serve. Direct care is an area of companionship for the patient and their family. There is also a need for volunteers to do filing, answering phones and putting together admission packets. If you are interested in sharing your time and compassion call Sharon Baugus, Volunteer Coordinator, at 252-514-8902 or email her at email@example.com for an application. The Crystal Coast Hospice House is at 100 Big Rock Weigh in Newport.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR US COAST GUARD AUXILIARY FLOTILLA 20-02. To learn what capacities need to be filled and become a uniformed volunteer Coast Guard Auxiliary member in Flotilla 20-02 in Morehead City, call 252-903-8963.
USCG ABOUT BOATING SAFELY CLASS is for all ages and required for anyone born after Jan. 1, 1988, at Coastal Carolina Community College or U.S. Coast Guard Station Emerald Isle. This one-day, eight-hour class helps boaters stay safe and legal and feel more comfortable on the water. Classes are taught by certified U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors. Those who pass earn a boater safety certificate. For more information, visit http://swansboroaux.com.
BOATING SKILLS AND SEAMANSHIP Mondays and Thursdays, two hours a session, for six weeks. Classes are taught by certified U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors. Those who pass earn a boater safety certificate. For more information, visit http://swansboroaux.com.
GENTLE RESTORE YOGA SERIES 12:10-1 P.M. Tuesdays, starting March 10 at Carteret Community College. This six-week series is $45 and is designed to safely improve flexibility, alignment, build strength and restore body/mind. The intention is to also aid with anxiety, cancer recovery and post-traumatic stress disorder. No prior yoga is needed, and late registration is available. Chair modifications are also available. For more information, contact Jade Morton at 252-646-3923 or visit YogaWellnessNC.com.
GENTLE BACK HEALTH YOGA 12:10-1 p.m. Thursdays beginning March 12 at Carteret Community College. This six-week series is $45 and is designed to safely improve flexibility, bone density, build strength, reduce pain and allow body/mind healing. The intention is to also aid with anxiety, cancer recovery and post-traumatic stress disorder. No prior yoga is needed, and late registration is available. Chair modifications are also available. For more information, contact Jade Morton at 252-646-3923 or visit YogaWellnessNC.com.
SUNSET YOGA every other Thursday from February through May at Camp Albemarle near Newport. The time varies depending on sunset. The cost is $10 per person, and preregistration is not required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
FLEXIBILITY MOBILITY FLOW 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays in Classroom 2 at the Morehead City Recreation Center. Flexibility Mobility Flow is a class to help stretch your body and improve flexibility and stretch quality. This class is taught by Sarah Chewning. Consult with your physician before enrolling and participating in Flexibility Mobility Flow. The class fee is $10 per class. For additional information, call 252-726-5083, ext. 6.
KIDS DANCE/HIP HOP 4:45-5:15 p.m. Wednesdays at the Morehead City Recreation Center exercise classroom. Children ages 6 and older are welcome to join in moving and grooving to the beat. There is a fee of $30 per month. For more information, contact Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department at 252-726-5083, ext. 1.
KIDS DANCE/WIGGLES 4-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through March 31 in Classroom 2 at the Morehead City Recreation Center. This is a high-energy class aimed to help little ones get their wiggles out. Children will learn the basics of rhythm and dance while having fun and being creative. The class is geared toward children ages 2-4 years old. The six-week class registration costs $40. Register by Saturday, Feb. 15. For more information, contact Bowe Painter at 252-726-5083, ext. 1.
KIDS DANCE/BALLET 4:30-5 p.m. Tuesdays through March 31 in classroom 2 at Morehead City Recreation Center. This class serves as an introduction to ballet. Your child will dance and have fun with an emphasis on the foundations of ballet and body control. This class is for children ages 3-5 years old. The six-week class registration costs $40. Register by Saturday, Feb. 15. For more information, contact Bowe Painter at 252-726-5083, ext. 1.
KIDS DANCE/COMBO CLASS 4-4:45 p.m. Thursdays through April 2 in Classroom 2 at the Morehead City Recreation Center. This class will be a combination of ballet and jazz. Children will continue to work on their ballet skills while exploring the creativity and style of jazz dance. This class is for children ages 5-7 years old. The six-week class registration costs $40. Register by Saturday, Feb. 15. For more information, contact Bowe Painter at 252-726-5083, ext. 1.
KIDS FIT AND FUN 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays from March 10 through April 7 at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher St., Morehead City. Fit & Fun Youth will focus on educating kids about healthy eating, making healthy choices, and becoming more active in order to improve overall health and body confidence. Each week participants will engage in a short educational lecture and activity, followed by a physical activity. This program is a fun way for kids to socially interact with others their age, learn healthy alternatives, and become more active in the process. This class is for kids ages 8-12 years old. The five-week class registration costs $50. Register by Friday, March 6. For more information, contact Victoria Ward at 252-726-5083, ext. 1.
2020 PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT 9 a.m. Saturday, April 18 at Shevans Park tennis courts, or in case of inclement weather, at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher St., Morehead City. Online registration is open until Friday, April 17. Registration will be taken on the day of the tournament as well. The cost is $50 per doubles team. The tournament format is double elimination tournament bracket. Participants should wear comfortable clothes with closed-toe shoes, bring a paddle, and bring a water bottle. We have a few paddles that can be borrowed if the need arises. Register at moreheadcity.recdesk.com/Community/Program.
FREE FITNESS ORIENTATION Morehead City Parks and Recreation will offer a free fitness orientation to new members. The team will guide you through the facility and show you how to use select machines. This is by appointment only. Please contact Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department at 252-726-5083, ext. 1, to schedule an appointment. Those interested must have an annual pass.
FAMILY YOGA 6-7 p.m. Friday at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher St., Morehead City. There is no fee, only a donation will be accepted. The class is taught by Jake Lilly in the Classroom 9. For more info on this program, call 252-726-5083.
SLOW FLOW YOGA 6-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher St., Morehead City. There is no fee, only a donation will be accepted. The class is taught by Jake Lilly in the Classroom 9. For more info on this program, call 252-726-5083.
KIDS BATON TWIRLING 4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center Classroom 9, 1600 Fisher St., Morehead City. Children ages 5 and older are welcome to join Ms. Leanne in twirling to the music. There is a fee of $35 per month or a $10 drop-in fee. For more information, call 252-726-5083, ext. 1.
KIDS YOGA 5-5:45 p.m. Thursdays in Classroom 2 at the Morehead City Recreation Center. The cost is a $5 drop-in. It will be taught by Ashley Dickson. For more information, contact Victoria Ward at 252-726-5083, ext. 6.
ADULT DANCE FITNESS 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the exercise classroom at the Morehead City Recreation Center. The class is a fun dance workout great for all ages and levels. No experience is required. Bring a bottle of water. There is a $5 drop-in fee. Please contact the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department for more information at email@example.com or 252-726-5083, ext. 1.
ANNUAL FITNESS PASS Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department has begun accepting registration for 2020 annual fitness passes. These facility usage fees are approved by the Morehead City Town Council and are valid for a calendar year. A valid ID must be presented during the facility pass purchase. For rates and more information, call the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department at 252-726-5083.
RETRO YOGA 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesdays in Classroom 2 at the Morehead City Recreation Center. The cost is $5 per class. This is yoga for all ages and bodies. Focus on learning how your body works for you as you experience the benefits of yoga. The class is taught by Jean Sarnacki. For more information, contact the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department at 252-726-5083.
BARRE FITNESS 7:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m. and 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Morehead City Recreation Center. The program costs $20 for four classes a month or one class per week. If you don’t wish to sign up for the program, you can pay a $10 daily drop-in fee. Classgoers need to bring water, and yoga mat or towel is optional. This class is a hybrid of yoga, Pilates and ballet flexibility and will consist of stretching/strengthening of all major muscle groups, creating lean and long muscles without bulk and strengthening abdominal and back muscles, improving balance and back pain. Barre is a healthy challenge for all ages. For more information, contact Victoria Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 252-726-5083.
COMMUNITY YOGA 5-6:30 p.m. Mondays at the Morehead City Recreation Center. The cost is $5 per class. The class teaches different forms of yoga meant for all fitness levels. The class is taught by Jenn Melton. For more information, contact the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department at 252-726-5083.
SENIOR TAP DANCE CLASS 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Morehead City Recreation Center. The cost is $10 per class. The class is taught by distinguished dancer/choreographer Hazel Collins. For more info on this program, contact Ms. Collins at 252-728-5514 or Maureen Kilgallen at 222-3088.
RESTORATIVE YOGA 5:30-6:30 p.m. Fridays in Classroom 2 at the Morehead City Recreation Center. There is no fee, only a donation will be accepted. The class is taught by Jake Lilly. For more info on this program, call 252-726-5083.
SHiNE 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays in January at the Morehead City Recreation Center. A typical SHiNE class is approximately 55 minutes long and incorporates 16 routines to today’s pop music and aerobic interval training. It is mostly low/mod impact with some high impact that can be modified. The SHiNE dance floor is open to every body, with no dance experience necessary. For more information, contact Kathy Johnson at 772-538-8892 or visit facebook.com/SHiNEDANCEFITNESSWITHKATHY.
LINE DANCING 5-6 p.m. Mondays for true beginners learning basic steps and 7 p.m. for improver/intermediate. All classes are held at the Morehead City Recreation Center. There is a cost of $5 per class. Line dance lessons are choreographed dance to all types of music. The class is taught by Kathy Johnson, who can be reached at 772-538-8892. For more information, call 252-726-5083.
TOTAL BODY WORKOUT 9-10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Morehead City Recreation Center. There is a cost of $6 per class. The class is taught by Alexandra Cole in the exercise classroom. For more information on the program, call 252-726-5083.
ZUMBA 6-7 p.m. Fridays in Classroom 9 at the Morehead City Recreation Center. The cost is $5 per class. For more information on the program, call 252-726-5083.
Trips and Tours
A KENTUCKY ADVENTURE Saturday-Thursday, May 9-14. The Wildwood Extension and Community Association trip includes a trip to Georgetown, Ky., and motor coach transportation, five-night hotel accommodations with breakfast, dinner theater featuring “The Motown Sound,” admission to the Ark Encounter, tour of a Toyota plant, tour of Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm, tour of Ward Hall (the grandest Greek Revival residence in Kentucky) and a visit to the Kentucky Artisan Center. The cost is $768 per person based on double occupancy, $1,068 for single. For complete itinerary or to register, contact Regenia Bell at 252-723-9885.
KINGS DOMINION TRIP Monday-Wednesday, July 6-8. Purvis Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church will be going to Kings Dominion in Virginia. The cost of the trip is $200 per person, which includes two-day theme park tickets, transportation and hotel accommodation with four people to a room. For more information, call Laveria Pritchett Murrell at 252-222-6160 or email email@example.com. A $50 nonrefundable deposit is due Friday, March 20, and the final payment is due Friday, June 26.
HOLLAND AMERICA’S NIEUW STATENDAM Sails Sunday, April 19 from Fort Lauderdale with ports of Terceira, Azores, Normandy, France, Le Harve (Paris) France and Brussels, Belgium. The 14-night crossing ends Sunday, May 3 in Amsterdam. Ocean view rooms starting at $1,499, plus $120 in taxes and port charges. This exclusive and included tour in Bruges is hosted by Mary Marks. This trip benefits the friends of the Brandt Animal Foundation. For more information, contact Mary at 252-247-6482 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A TASTE OF FRANCE Oct. 18-25. Live, eat and drink like a Parisian on this seven-day tour through France. Enjoy strolls through the Louvre, Le Jardin Des Tuileries, L’Orangie, the Palais Royal and more. Dine at world-renowned restaurants, bistros and cafes. Then explore and toast in the Champagne region. The tour is accompanied by Carteret Community College’s Culinary Program Chairman Chef Charles Park. Classes will be held at the college to enhance your trip to France. They are designed by Chef Park and are tailored to experiences, tastes and spirits of those expected to encounter during the trio. To register and for more information, visit carteret.edu or call 252-222-6200.
ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS/ ALCOHOLICS, DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15 at 3820 Bridges St. in Morehead City. This group meets every Sunday. For more information, call 252-269-7479.
AMERICA’S BOATING CLUB OF THE CRYSTAL COAST 6 p.m. Monday, March 16 at the Morehead City Country Club, 2900 Country Club Road, Morehead City. The speaker will be Rodney Kemp. RSVP by Thursday, March 12 at abc-cc.org. Dinner will be fried shrimp, baked potato, coleslaw and a dessert. The cost of dinner is $20.
MENTAL HEALTH CAREGIVERS AND AGING SUPPORT GROUP 1 p.m. Friday, March 13 at the Leon Mann Jr. Enrichment Center, 3820 Galantis Drive, Morehead City. This meeting is held the second Friday of every month. The meeting includes a presentation by an area resource to inform and give caregivers ideas and options. This meeting is usually followed by informal conversation. Caregivers of people with dementia, Alzheimer’s or mental illnesses are welcome to drop in. For more information, contact Debbie Griffin
CRYSTAL COAST WOMEN’S CLUB 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 19 the History Museum of Carteret County, 1008 Arendell St., Morehead City. Social time starts at 11:30 a.m., followed by luncheon provided by club members. Robbie Phillips, director of Carteret Long Term Recovery Alliance, will speak. CLTRA provides assistance to survivors who sustained damage or loss as a result of a disaster effecting the Carteret County area. This month’s charity is Hope Mission. Check out the club to meet new friends and learn about the Crystal Coast. For more information, call 410-570-7487.
CRYSTAL COAST QUILTERS GUILD 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 17 at Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church in Atlantic Beach. The guild’s purpose is to promote the art of quilt making through education and community outreach. Current projects include quilts for the children’s hospital, veterans and other organizations. The guild meets every Tuesday and the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The guild welcomes visitors and people interested in learning about quilting and community projects. For more information, contact Cathy Crandell at 414-405-2089.
CARTERET COUNTY UNIT OF NAACP 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 17 at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Center, 1600 Fisher St., Morehead City. The group meets the third Tuesday of each month. All interested parties are invited to attend.
NAR-ANON 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17 at the Peer Recovery Center, 3900 Bridges St., Morehead City. Call 910-340-9270 for more information.
LIBRARY KNITTING GROUP 2:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18 in the County Public Library reading room. Advanced knitters and beginners are welcome. Bring your project or let us help you get started. This group meets every Wednesday. For more information, call Maria Apolloni at 919-612-3403.
MS SUPPORT GROUP 5-7 p.m. Monday, March 23 in the Webb Memorial Library’s Sea Room. Take the elevator to get to the second floor. The group meets the last Monday of the month. For more information, call 252-241-4719.
CRYSTAL COAST DECORATIVE PAINTERS 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 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 email@example.com.
CAROLINA MARITIME MODEL SOCIETY 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28 at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort. The Carolina Maritime Model Society exists to promote the production of high-quality ship models and encourage members and the public to participate in a craft as old as shipbuilding itself. The meeting is open to the public.
CARTERET COIN CLUB 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 at the Beaufort train depot. The club meets the first Wednesday of each month. For more information, call Rodney Goodwin at 252-728-2727.
COASTAL WEAVERS BASKET MAKERS GUILD 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, April 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or just come on down.
MOREHEAD CITY ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE CLUB 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 7 in the McGee boardroom in the McGee building at Carteret Community College. Morehead City. The group meets the first Tuesday of the month. For more information, contact Al Pokrzywa at 832-221-1828.
SINGLES OUT ’N ABOUT 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 7 at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department. This is an adult social group designed for meeting new people, making new friends and sharing new experiences. This is not a matchmaking organization and not affiliated with any religious or political organization. For more information, call 252-349-4639. The meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month.
PARKINSON’S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP noon April 8 at the Leon Mann Jr. Enrichment Center in Morehead City. The group meets the second Wednesday of the month. Other meeting dates are May 13, June 10, July 8, Aug. 12, Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov.4 (the first Wednesday) and Dec. 9. For more information, contact Lori Wrenn at 252-808-3152.
FORT HANCOCK CHAPTER OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 5 p.m. Monday, April 13 at the Morehead City train depot. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. The speaker is Debby Marsh. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, that can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership. DAR volunteers are willing to provide guidance and assistance with first steps into the world of genealogy.
FRIENDS OF THE WEBB LIBRARY 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 14 at the Webb Memorial Library in Morehead City. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month.
ABRAHAM HICKS LAW OF ATTRACTION PRACTICE GROUPS 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28 at Crystal Coast Unity, 117 East Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach. All are welcome the final Tuesday of every month. For more information, call 252-646-4543.
FORT HANCOCK CHAPTER OF THE DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 5 p.m. Monday, May 11 at the Morehead City train depot. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. The speaker is Lisa Pomeranz, District 7 director. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, that can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership. DAR volunteers are willing to provide guidance and assistance with first steps into the world of genealogy.
ADDICTION OUTREACH 7 p.m. every other Monday at Refuge Fellowship Church, 109 Marlin Drive, Harkers Island. Pastor Manly Rose will lead this event.
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.
PARENTS OF ADDICTED LOVED ONES 6 p.m. Tuesdays at 4143 MLK Blvd. in New Bern. This support group offers education and support for parents who are dealing with a child suffering from addiction. PAL is open to all sober family members and friends who are 18 years and older. For more information, go to palgroup.org or contact Christina Barham at 252-314-1289 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS CAMP 1597 meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month in the Bryant Student Center meeting room, Carteret Community College. For more information, call David F. Burnette at 252-223-4765.
FORT MACON CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month in the Bryant Student Center meeting room, Carteret Community College. For more information, call David F. Burnette at 252-223-4765.
N.C. SOCIETY SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, CRYSTAL COAST CHAPTER meets at 11:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of every month in the Golden Corral Buffet and Grill, Morehead City. For more information, call David F. Burnette at 252-223-4765.
CARTERET COMMUNITY THEATRE 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at 1311 Arendell St., Morehead City, for volunteers to learn theater needs, including lights, sound, ticket sales and backstage assistance. For information, call 252-247-1501 or visit www.carteretcommunitytheatre.org.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS 7 to 8:15 p.m. Fridays, at Canine Playtime, 228 Chatham St., Newport.
ALCOHOL ANONYMOUS 8 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church in Morehead City.
AL-ANON 8 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in Morehead City.
PROMISE LAND SOCIETY 9:30 a.m. the second Saturday of the month, First Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Morehead City.
SOCIETY FOR CREATIVE ANACHRONISM: SHRINE OF CATHANAR 1 to 3 p.m. second Saturday of each month at the Bryant Student Center at Carteret Community College. The SCA is a recreational and educational global organization that attempts to recreate the arts of war in the Middle Ages. The local branch for Carteret and Craven counties are open to every one of all ages and locations. There is no cost to attend the activity. For more information, visit www.ShireofCathanar.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Thomas De Luna (MKA Jerry Price) at 252-648-0937 or Bridgit Macha Ruadh (MKA Monica Amende) at 216-256-1495.
MOREHEAD CITY LIONS CLUB 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month at Golden Corral in Morehead City.
BEAUFORT LIONS CLUB meets at noon the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at Ribeye’s on Front Street in Beaufort. New members and guests are welcome.
TOASTMASTERS 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 7 a.m. Thursdays in the Bryant Center on the campus of Carteret Community College. Call 252-725-7377 for details.
SEA SCOUTS SHIP 98 LOOKOUT 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the N.C. Maritime Museum Gallant’s Channel annex in Beaufort. The ship is chartered by Friends of the N.C. Maritime Museum. For ages 14-20. Call 252-728-2762.
DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS CHAPTER 26 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month, Havelock Senior Center, Trader Avenue, Havelock. For more information, contact Ancil Jones at 252-622-5245.
CARTERET NUMISMATIC SOCIETY meets 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Old Train Depot at 612 Broad St. in Beaufort.
AMERICAN LEGION MOREHEAD CITY POST 46 6 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the train depot, 1001 Arendell St., Morehead City.
BEAUFORT OLDE TOWNE MONDAY NOON CLUB, Clawson’s 1905 Restaurant, Beaufort.
NEWPORT ROTARY CLUB 6:30 p.m. each Monday, Newport Rotary Building at 145 Howard Blvd.
MOREHEAD CITY NOON ROTARY CLUB noon each Tuesday, Channel Marker, Atlantic Beach.
MOREHEAD CITY LOOKOUT ROTARY CLUB 7 a.m. each Wednesday, Carteret General Hospital cafeteria, Morehead City.
KNIT-WITS 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Wednesday, the Webb Library welcomes knitters to bring their projects to receive helpful hints from experienced knitters.
MOREHEAD CITY NAVIGATORS ROTARY CLUB noon, Wednesdays, Floyd’s 1921 Restaurant, 400 Bridges St., Morehead City.
MOREHEAD CITY EVENING CLUB 6:30 p.m. each Thursday, First United Methodist Church, 900 Arendell St., Morehead City.
MOREHEAD CITY SOUNDVIEW CLUB noon on Thursdays, Golden Corral, Morehead City.
CRYSTAL COAST TEA PARTY PATRIOTS meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Golden Corral in Morehead City and at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month at Ribeyes Steakhouse in Cape Carteret. For information, visit www.cctpp.com.
THE RETIRED ENLISTED ASSOCIATION Cherry Point No. 92 meets 9:30 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at Millers Landing at MCAS Cherry Point. Optional breakfast is at 8:30 a.m. Details at 252-223-7037.
CAPE LOOKOUT FLYFISHERS 6 p.m. the third Friday of each month from March to November, Cox’s Restaurant, 4109 Arendell St., Morehead City.
CELEBRATE RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP meets at 6 p.m. each Monday, South Banks Community Church, West Ridge Center, Morehead City. For more information, contact Milton Thompson at 252-525-3402.
NARCONON reminds families that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get a loved one help if they are at risk. Visit www.narcononnewliferetreat.org/blog/naloxone-availability.html to learn about the overdose reversing drug known as naloxone and find out its availability in your state. Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all types of drugs. Narconon also offers free assessments and referrals. Call 800-431-1754 or visit DrugAbuseSolution.com for details.
CRYSTAL COAST DECORATIVE PAINTERS 10 a.m.-2 p.m. fourth Saturday of the month, Western Park Community Center, Cedar Point. Painters of all levels welcome. The organization holds classes, seminars and is involved in community service projects. Call 252-247-7827 for more information.
CRYSTAL COAST QUILTERS’ GUILD meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month, Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church, Atlantic Beach. Members enjoy learning through workshops and programs and are active in community service projects. Visitors are welcome. Call 252-808-4060.
MINDFULNESS MEDITATION GROUP 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays, Coastal Unitarian Church, 1300 Evans St., Morehead City. The group practices silent mindfulness meditation to reduce stress. Free. Call 252-240-2283.
TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY (TOPS) Newport Chapter 0602 meets Thursdays, Fort Benjamin Park, 100 McQueen Ave., Newport. Weigh-in begins 4:30 p.m.; the meeting follows at 5:30 p.m. Call 252-223-3045 for details. Morehead City Chapter 543 meets from 4:45 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, in the meeting room of First Presbyterian Church, 1604 Arendell St. Call 252-240-0899 for details.
CARTERET CARE PARTNERS 2 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at Grace Presbyterian Church, Beaufort, and fourth Wednesday of the month at Unitarian Coastal Fellowship, Morehead City. This is a support network for family caregivers of all types, is a safe place to share the joys and struggles of care giving and to network for resources and information. Caregivers are welcome to bring their care recipients. Recipients meet in a separate room with activities geared for them. For more information, contact Sally White at 252-622-1978 or email@example.com, or LaVera Parato at 252-422-6139 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEYOND THIS WEEK
CARTERET LITERACY COUNCIL SCAVENGER HUNT Wednesday-Wednesday, April 1-April 8. Enter a three-person team to compete with your friends or family. Complete as many tasks that you can over eight days to earn points. The winning team earns prizes and bragging rights. The deadline to enter is Monday, March 30. The winning team will be announced during a party at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 9. For more information, call 252-808-2020, visit carteretliteracy.org or email email@example.com.
EASTER EGG HUNT 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 11 at Rotary Park, 2200 Mayberry Loop Road in Morehead City. The egg hunt activity areas will be divided into three sections by age groups. No pets will be permitted in the park. Plan to arrive early, since the egg hunt will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. Entry to the park will be closed at 9:25 a.m. for safety of the children. Bring your own basket. For more information, call 252-726-5083.
HALF-DAY WRITING SYMPOSIUM Friday, April 17 at Carteret Community College. There is no fee to attend this event, but participants need to register for for seating. All are welcome. The event will feature speakers, including an acclaimed novelist, a poet and a publisher, who will address writing in general and other writing-related issues, such as financing, royalty structures, editing, design and layout, printing methods, distribution and marketing. In addition, authors, publishers, libraries and bookstores are invited to exhibit their books or promotional sheets. For more information and to register, visit crystalcoastwritersforum2020.splashthat.com.
2020 DOWN EAST WALK TO DEFEAT ALS 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 2 at East Carolina University, Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Gate 7 in Greenville. Each year, nationwide, hundreds of thousands of people come together to raise funds to support care service programs and cutting-edge global research and to advance nationwide advocacy for people with ALS and their families. The money raised from the walks in North Carolina enables organizers to provide care services for approximately 800 North Carolinians living with ALS and their families each year free of charge. To register, visit web.alsa.org/downeast or call 877-568-4347.
FOURTH ANNUAL KIDS TRI FOR FUN EVENT Saturday, June 13 at the Sports Center in Morehead City. Kids ages 5-15 will swim, bike and run their way to the finish line. All proceeds go back into the community, with an additional $500 to the school that has the most participants. Sign up now for and early bird discount. Go to sportscentermorehead.com/events for more information.