Community Calendar – November 4, 2022 Edition

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 North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort –Friday, Nov. 4 ; 5 -7 p.m. Join us for our third and final "Fall First Friday" art reception as we highlight the work of artist Vicki Mann, potter Tony Quick and jeweler Amy Pittman Hughes. Vicki and Tony will have an 'artist talk' to discuss their "Earthwork + Saltwork" collaboration at 5:00pm. Come early to hear and see their vision. Front Street Taco will be providing light hors d'oeuvres, and other refreshments will be offered. Click the link below for more information and future events: 


The Swansboro Historical Association will offer hot cider and baked goods during Swansboro by Candlelight on the evening of Nov. 12 and again during the Swansboro Christmas Flotilla on the evening of Nov. 25.

Candlelight at Tryon Palace, a Christmas event, will be Dec. 10 and 17, 4:30-9:30 p.m., each day. Call (252) 639-3524 for tickets

Arts and Entertainment

Artist Romaine Riddle will be the featured artist for the month of November in the Bradford gallery at Saint Francis by the Sea in Salter Path. Riddle works in oils, and most recently, scratchboard, and alcohol ink. She enjoys the detail, precision and advanced planning of the stark black and white scratchboard medium but balances that with the playful color splashes and random fluidity of alcohol ink.  The official opening is  November 4, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm.

Crystal Coast Corks and Forks and the Arts Council of Carteret County are assembling artists to share and display their work at the Roast at the Coast event Nov. 12, from noon until 6 p.m. at Dr. MLK City Park in Morehead City. Visit the ACCC website for more information.

The Arts Council of Carteret County and Carolina Artist Gallery announce a

festive Holiday Bazaar opening on Saturday, November 5, 2022 with an artists’ reception from 4-6 pm at 1702 Arendell Street. Original artwork from members as well as local artists will be available for gift-giving sales during gallery hours Tuesdays-Saturdays from 11-5.  Artwork will include pottery, jewelry, woodwork, glass, paper, ornaments, knitted wear, fabric collage, felted sculpture, as well as paintings, photography and sculpture.  This Holiday Bazaar will continue through December 23.  Carolina Artist Gallery has opened at the new location in Morehead City, after merging with Arts Council of Carteret Council recently.  The new location offers more exhibition space as well as room for classes and programs and plenty of parking. Further details are on the website

Arts Council of Carteret County- Give the Arts a Home We Need Your Help!   Donations small and large help us open! A 3,400 sq. ft. leased property at 1702 Arendell has been secured that will provide a visible brick and mortar for a gallery, exhibition, workshop, programing, meeting space offices for the Arts Council.  You can help equip and furnish this space which is scheduled to open the end of April 2022. We need funds to open the doors. Click here to donate!


Museums, Parks, Aquarium

Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department has opened a brand-new, 10,000 square foot dog park.  The park is located inside Rotary Park at 2200 Mayberry Loop Road, Morehead City, NC.  The park is divided into 2 sections; a large dog section, and a small dog section.  There are certain rules that must be followed.  Click here to view our rules.  


Registration is open for the 15th annual Pine Knoll Shores Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 24. Dogs are welcome to participate. The Turkey Trot is also supporting the PKS Kayak for the Warriors Angel Tree. Town Manager Brian Kramer said while the turkey trot is free, the town urgers participants to consider making a tax-deductible donation to the angel tree.

Registration online is through 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, or runners and walkers can register in person that same day from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Brock Basin or Thanksgiving morning beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the start location, McNeill Park. No registrations will be taken after 8:30 a.m. All registration and donation information can be found on the event website:

 Colors 4 Cancer 10K/5K/1M – Saturday, Nov.5, 2022 at 9 a.m. -Creekside Elementary This is a powdered COLOR 10K/5K/1 mile fun run/walk to celebrate the various cancer color campaigns. You can participate in person at our LIVE event on Nov 5th, 2022, or virtually from anywhere at anytime from Nov 5th-12th.

Swansboro Parks and Recreation Department offers Tai Chi class each Thursday at 1 p.m. is for adults, 18 and older. Tai chi is a series of gentle physical exercises and stretches. There is a fee. Call (910) 326-2600 for information.

 Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department –

Yoga for All

Yoga is for everybody and every body! This is yoga for all levels, from beginners to seasoned practitioners, open to all adults. Continuous classes are held on Thursday mornings from 9:00am to 10:00am, in the exercise room at Fort Benjamin Recreation Center. 

For more information or to register today, contact instructor Pat Sorrell at or 919-740-7535.

Teen Night @ the Fort

Join us Friday, November 18th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Fort Benjamin for an evening of wall-to-wall fun! We will have MUSIC, GAMES, SNACKS and MORE!!! This event is open for all 6th-9th grade youth! Don’t wait, register today, as space is limited. Visit the Program Page to sign up today. For more information, contact Paul Stanley.

Explore Archery

Explore Archery is back at Fort Benjamin and Western Park this fall! Youth ages 8 to 15 are welcome to join us in learning the proper handling and use of a bow and arrow as they hone their archery skills in a safe and instructive environment! Program highlights include: range safety, equipment basics, and shooting form, through fun & challenging activities. Equipment will be provided.

Kirk Peterson

Program Supervisor

Town of Morehead City


Government and Civic Meetings

Carteret County Commissioners meet at 6 p.m. on the third Monday of the month in the Commissioners' Boardroom, Administration Building, Second Floor, Courthouse Square in Beaufort. Public comment is allowed at all regular meetings. Board meetings are broadcast on Spectrum Cable Channel 10 in Carteret County on the Thursday (8 p.m.) and Sunday (noon) following the Monday board meeting.

Cape Carteret Board of Commissioners typically meets on the second Monday of every month at 6:00 pm.


Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m.

Morehead City Town Council meets the second Tuesday of the month at Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 5:30 p.m., Morehead City Municipal Building, 202 South 8th Street.

The Atlantic Beach Town Council meets in the Town Council Meeting Room at 125 West Fort Macon Road, on the fourth Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m.

Town of Beaufort Board of Commissioners meets the second Monday of the month at 6 p.m.These meetings are live streamed on the Town's Facebook page. The Board of Commissioner Agendas and Minutes, once approved, are available via the meeting link in the calendar section of the website or by visiting the Agendas & Minutes page.


Community Resources

Hope Mission Soup Kitchen is open 7 days a week serving meals to anyone who is hungry and delivering meals for homebound seniors. You can help. Call or text me. Pastor Gene McLendon at 252-515-4361.

Hope Recovery Homes operates alcohol and drug free transitional residences which foster and promote individual growth and the restoration of meaningful, productive, and spiritual lives. For more information, me or text me. Pastor Gene McLendon at 252-515-4361. 

Hope Mission Thrift Store -1205 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC ; Hope Mission’s Thrift Store provides vouchers for those in need, allowing them to get the things they need at little or no cost. For a list of items our thrift store will accept, please visit the Hope Mission Thrift Store webpage. The store also provides an income that helps to fund the Homeless Shelters, Soup Kitchen and other services provided by Hope Mission. Visit us at

Coastal Pregnancy Care Center (CPCC) is a Christian non-profit offering help and hope to women and men considering their choices in an unplanned pregnancy. The center provides confidential services including free pregnancy testing, free STD testing, abortion education, post abortion care, information on STDs, education on life responsibility skills & community resources. Call to schedule a confidential appointment - (252) 247-2273; ; 4050 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC 28557;  HOURS 9:00 – 4:30 Monday – Wednesday; 9:00-5:30 Thursday; 12:30 – 4:30 Friday.

The Salvation Army; 2800 Bridges St, Morehead City, NC - Food Pantry, Clothing/Household Vouchers, Rent & Utilities, Emergency Assistance, Emergency Disaster Services, Christmas Assistance. In addition to our social ministries, The Salvation Army is a Christian Evangelical Church and we hold weekly worship services. For worship times or more information, please contact us today. Phone: 252-726-7147; Email:

Carteret County Health Department will provide a no-cost additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to people who self-attest to having a moderately or severely weakened immune system and who have previ­ously received two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Documentation of a qualifying condition is not a requirement, but partici­pants must bring documen­tation of their first and sec­ond vaccinations in order to receive the additional shot. Call (252) 728-8550, option 2, to make an appointment.

OCEAN — Carteret County residents and businesses have an opportunity to help the N.C. Coastal Federation rebuild coastal habitat by donating oyster shells. The NCCF is asking for donations of oyster shells to the federation’s recycling program. Once collected, the federation works with partners to return the shells to the water, where they provide new habitat for fish and shellfish. In Carteret County, the federation is accepting shells at the NCCF headquarters at 3609 Highway 24 in the Ocean community. A complete list of coastwide recycling sites is available at the website


Below is a list of some Carteret County charities that can always use a helping hand, whether that hand is writing a check or showing up to pitch in.

·     American Music Festival, 252-728-6152.

·     American Red Cross, Greenville, 252-637-3405.

·     Atlantic House, Morehead City, 252-648-8505.

·     Beaufort Historical Association, 252-728-5225.

·     Bogue Banks Public Library, Pine Knoll Shores, 252-247-4660.

·     Boys and Girls Clubs of Coastal Carolina Inc., Morehead City, 252-222-3007.

·     Boy Scouts of America, Croatan Trails District, 252-659-2530.

·     Broad Street Clinic, Morehead City, 252-726-4562.

·     Camp Albemarle camping and retreat ministry opportunities, Newport, 252-726-4848.

·     Carteret Community Foundation, 252-240-0011.

·     Carteret County Council for Women,

·     Cape Lookout National Seashore, Harkers Island, 252-728-2250.

·     Carteret Literacy Council, 252-808-2020.

·     Carteret Community College, Morehead City, 252-222-6000.

·     Carteret County Domestic Violence Program, 252-726-2336.

·     Carteret County Partnership for Children, Morehead City, 252-727-0440.

·     Carteret County Public Library, Beaufort, 252-728-2050.

·     Carteret County Public School Foundation, 252-728-4583.

·     Carteret County Humane Society, 252-247-7744.

·     Carteret County Veterans Office, 252-728-8440.

·     Carteret Long Term Recovery Alliance,

·     Carteret Warriors for Recovery, Morehead City, or email

·     Carteret Health Care Foundation, Morehead City, 252-808-6336.

·     COACH Hope, Morehead City, 252-732-4522.

·     Coastal Carolina Center for Women’s Ministries, Newport, 252-764-0722.

·     Coastal Community Action Inc., Newport, 252-223-1630.

·     Coastal Pregnancy Care Center, Morehead City, 252-247-2273.

·     Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center, Harkers Island, 252-728-1500.

·     Core Sound Carvers Decoy Guild, 252-838-8818.

·     Crystal Coast Habitat for Humanity, Newport, 252-223-2111.

·     Crystal Coast Hospice House, Morehead City, 252-808-2244.

·     Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association, 252-808-0440.

·     Down East Library, Otway, 252-728-1333.

·     Family Promise, 252-222-0019.

·     Friends of Fort Macon, 252-354-5132.

·     Foundation for Shackleford Horses, 252-728-6308.

·     Fort Macon State Park, Atlantic Beach, 252-726-3775.

·     Hand 2 Hand, Smyrna, 703-732-4793.

·     The History Museum of Carteret County, Morehead City, 252-247-7533.

·     Hope for the Warriors, 877-246-7349.

·     Hope Mission, Morehead City, 252-240-2359.

·     Hospice of Carteret County, Morehead City, 252-808-6085.

·     Island Cat Allies, 252-354-7780.

·     Jeremiah 33:3 Ministries of North Carolina Down East community thrift store, 252-418-0103.

·     La Leche League of Carteret County, 252-622-4950.

·     Leon Mann Jr. Enrichment Center, Morehead City, 252-247-2626.

·     Loaves and Fishes of Beaufort ministry and outreach, 252-241-3691.

·     Martha’s Mission, Morehead City, 252-726-1717.

·     Matthew 25 Food Pantry and Thrift Store, Newport, 252-223-4231.

·     Meals on Wheels, 252-241-4292.

·     N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, 252-247-4003.

·     N.C. Coastal Federation, Ocean, 252-393-8185.

·     N.C. Maritime Museum, Beaufort, 252-728-7317.

·     N.C. Seafood Festival, Morehead City, 252-726-6273.

·     Newport Public Library 252-223-5108.

·     Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter, Newport, 252- 240-1200.

·     Pet Adoption and Welfare Society of Carteret County, 252-726-7925.

·     Project Christmas Cheer, 252-247-7275.

·     Protectors of Homeless Pets of Carteret County, Emerald Isle, 252-723-0319.

·     Queen Street Heritage Foundation, P.O. Box 2213, Beaufort, N.C. 28516.

·     The Salvation Army, Morehead City, 252-726-7147.

·     Station Club, Morehead City, 252-240-1022.

·     Second Blessings Community Outreach and Thrift Store, 252-726-7921.

·     St. James Thrift Shop, Newport, 252-223-3186.

·     Take A Kid Fishing Foundation, Inc., Morehead City, 252-808-8303,

·     Webb Library, Morehead City, 252-726-3012.

·     Western Carteret Public Library, Cape Carteret, 252-393-6500.

·     Wounded Warriors Project, Fayetteville office, 910-487-0116.

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