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August 24th
7:00 PM-10:00 PM

Mad Boar Block Party for Hope for the Warriors

Join us on Saturday, August 24th for our 4th annual Mad Boar Block Party to help raise funds to benefit Hope For The Warriors.

Local favorites The Johnson Boys will entertain the crowd as we celebrate our troops and raise money for a great organization that makes it their mission to help our veterans and their families.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. This year’s event will be inside in our Celtic Court with seating and a buffet dinner (items listed below).

In addition to the music and food, we will have former MLB players Johnny Bench and Doug Flynn on site to sign autographs.  Hope for the Warriors will also be raffling off some gift items, so be sure to bring cash to help further the mission!

June 28th - August 30th
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Grimesland Movie in the Park

Join the Town of Grimesland for Movie in the Park at the Grimesland Community Park. 


August 31st
9:00 AM-3:00 PM


September 7th
9:00 AM-1:00 PM

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Walk to Fight Suicide in Pinetops, NC

Join us for the 2nd Annual Out of the Darkness Tri-County Community Walk with The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at Cobb Park in Pinetops, NC on September 7, 2019. Pre-register for FREE at afsp.org/TriCounty

August 20th - September 10th

CARTS Outreach Series

Craven Area Rural Transit System (CARTS) has scheduled a public outreach and information sharing series between August 20, 2019 and September 10, 2019 to achieve two goals. One is to share information regarding the transportation services CARTS provides to the public in Craven,
Pamlico and Jones Counties. The other is to receive information from the public regarding their transit needs.
The public outreach events will be held:

  • Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Pamlico Public Library located at 603 Main Street, Bayboro
  • Monday, August 26, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Craven Community College Naumann Room in the Student Center building located at 800 College Court, New Bern
  • Tuesday, August 27, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Craven Public Library located at 400 Johnson Street, New Bern
  • Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Trent Woods Town Hall located at 898 Chelsea Road, Trent Woods
  • Wednesday, September 4, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at RCS/STEP located at 503 Guion Street, New Bern
  • Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the James City Community Center located at 410 Plum St., New Bern
  • Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Maysville Public Library located at 605 7 th Street, Maysville
  • Monday, September 9, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Cove City Public Library located at 102 N. Main Street, Cove City
  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Vanceboro Public Library located at 7931 Main Street, Vanceboro

Additional public information events may be scheduled as needed. For more information or questions
regarding the CARTS public outreach series visit http://bit.ly/lets-talk-carts or contact Kelly Walker at

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September 14th
8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Safe Boating Class

A one day basic boating safety class taught by certified U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors

About Boating Safely

Saturday, September 14th 8:30 AM 4:30 PM

TriCommunity VFD Station #1,200 St. Delights Church Rd. New Bern 28560. $35.00 • $5.00 for additional person sharing the textbook (Price includes textbook, certificate of completion, wallet card)

Persons born in 1988 or later must complete an approved boating education course before operating any vessel propelled by a motor of 10 HP or greater. You'll learn the required knowledge to operate a boat. Many insurance companies offer discounts on boat insurance for completing this course. Topics include: Before getting underway • Navigating the waterways • Operating your vessel safely • Legal requirements of boating • Boating emergencies

For more information and to register for this class call:

Bob Manning: 252-638-5588 manningbob@suddenlink.net

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September 12th - September 14th
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Basic Chaplain Training

Our non-profit, Warrior Family Ministries, will be teaching our Basic Chaplain Training class in Wilmington, NC, September 12-14th, 2019, 8:30 am-4:30 pm each day, at 610-A S College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403. This initial training is a 3-day intensive class that covers an overview of chaplaincy, crisis & community response, and serving our communities as first responders. The training equips those willing to serve, with knowledge and tools to respond during both natural and man-made disasters. The training is also full of important information for active first responders. We also provide free coaching/guidance for Veterans, First-Responders, and their families where our Chaplain companies are present across the country.

You can visit www.wfmchaplains.org for more information or contact our Executive Director, Kim Kidd, at (910)769-2490 with any questions. Thank you in advance for your consideration to post this community event on our behalf and for others who may be interested in this ministry training for outside the walls of the church.

Many Blessings,

Chaplain Donna Utton


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September 21st
9:30 AM-2:30 PM

Join the New Bern Police Department at Lawson Creek Park on Saturday, September 21st for Badge, Faith and Community Fun Day. Event is free to the public with tons of activities like K9 Demo, pony rides, bounce houses, face painting and more. Plus games, prizes and food. For more info call the New Bern Police Department at 252-672-4100. 


September 28th
1:00 PM-8:00 PM

Make That Change No Bully Music Festival

The No Bully Music Festival will be the first event for Make That Change on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Our expectation is that a majority of Swansboro and its surrounding communities will attend and participate in uniting the community to send a message that bullying behavior/violence in schools is NOT ACCEPTABLE. There will be entertainment from the Swansboro High School Marching Band, Pure T Mommicked, The Ryan Cain Band, and Victor Spoils the creators of our theme song Bully. This will be a community-wide, family inclusive event -- an immersive experience for all ages. At the Pugliese Pavilion at Olde Town Square right in the heart of historic Swansboro.

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October 4th
11:00 AM-7:00 PM

Pactolus Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department, Inc. Annual BBQ

The Pactolus Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department, Inc. will be having its Annual BBQ Fundraiser on Friday October 4th 2019.

It will be held at the Department’s main station located at 5858 US 264 East Greenville NC 27834. This is on US 264 in between Greenville and Washington NC.

Food will be served from 11am to 7pm OR until we run out of food.

We are requesting a donation of $8 per plate.

All proceeds will go towards supporting the department in its efforts to provide prompt and effective emergency services to our community.

Your plate will include your choice of Pork BBQ OR ½ BBQ Chicken (Sorry – no combinations are available), Cole Slaw, Red Potatoes, and Hushpuppies. Tea will also be available on site and there will be desserts for sale as well. You can eat in or take out.

Bulk sales of meats and vegetables are possible; however, we do ask you contact us at least one week in advance for large orders.

We will also be having a 50-50 Raffle drawing at the end of the day; you can purchase tickets when you get your food. You do not have to be present to win.

If you have any questions or comments or are interested in joining the department please contact us at 252-752-7162.

Thanks, and We Look Forward to Seeing You and Having A Good Time!!!

October 5th
3:00 PM-7:00 PM

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Onslow Co Out of the Darkness Walk

The core of the Out of the Darkness Walks, the Community Walks created a movement. Held in hundreds of cities across the country, they give people the courage to open up about their own struggle or loss, and the platform to change our culture’s approach to mental health. For more information, please contact the walk chair at ootdwalk.nc.onslow@gmail.com. 


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June 14th - October 11th
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Grimesland Music in the Park

Join the Town of Grimesland each 2nd Friday of the Month for Music in the Park at the Grimesland Community Park. 


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October 11th
4:15 PM-10:30 PM

Mumfest Kickoff Concert


October 19th
9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Walk to End Alzheimer's

Registration is now open for the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s®The Alzheimer's Association - Eastern North Carolina Chapter is inviting Jacksonville and surrounding area residents to turn their community into a sea of purple and help take steps to fight Alzheimer’s.


The Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Jacksonville will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Riverwalk Park, located at 421 Court Street in Jacksonville. Check-in opens at 9:00 a.m. and the Opening Ceremonies will begin at 10:00 a.m.


Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® participants will complete a two-mile walk and will learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment, and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. Walk participants will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.


“We invite the community to join us in taking steps for Alzheimer’s disease to support those who are among the 170,000 North Carolina residents living with Alzheimer’s and their 473,000 caregivers,” said Lisa Roberts, executive director of the Eastern North Carolina Chapter. “Our Walks are a wonderful opportunity for everyone to come together to help end this disease and to raise critically need funds for Alzheimer’s research and local support services.”


The Alzheimer’s Association – Eastern North Carolina Chapter hosts six walks across eastern North Carolina including: Fayetteville, Jacksonville, New Bern, Robeson County, the Triangle Area and Wilmington. To sign up as a walker or Team Captain or to learn more about becoming a sponsor or volunteer, visit http://act.alz.org/jacksonvillenc or call 800-272-3900.


Additional Facts and Figures: (http://www.alz.org/facts/)

  • Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.
  • Every 65 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s.
  • An estimated 5.8 million Americans are living with the disease, including 170,000 North Carolina residents, are living with Alzheimer’s, a number estimated to grow to as many as 14 million by year 2050.
  • More than 16 million family and friends, including 473,000 in North Carolina, provide unpaid care to people with Alzheimer's or other dementias in the United States.
  • In 2018, friends and family of those with Alzheimer’s in North Carolina provided an estimated 538 million hours of unpaid care, a contribution valued at $6.8 billion.

About the Alzheimer’s Association:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s.


About the Alzheimer’s Association - Eastern North Carolina Chapter:

The Eastern North Carolina Chapter provides patient and family services, information and referral, education, and advocacy in 51 eastern North Carolina counties. We provide a variety of services including a 24/7 Helpline, support groups, educational programs, and MedicAlert®. We offer opportunities to get involved and to make a difference. For more information about Alzheimer's disease, or the Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern North Carolina Chapter, visit www.alz.org/nc or call 800-272-3900. For the latest news and updates, follow us on FacebookTwitterand Instagram.

August 27th - October 22nd
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Picturing America: Making Tracks

Braswell Memorial Library, Rocky Mount, NC is proud to present Let's Talk About It a library discussion series sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council and the North Carolina Center for the Book. This fall's series is Picturing America: Making Tracks. The programs start August 27, 2019 and continue every Tuesday evening at 6PM through October 22, 2019. 

As the art and literature of the past 150 years reveal, the railway has had a profound impact on Americans sense of mobility and range of opportunities and on their thinking about time and distance. Making Tracks, part of the Let's Talk About It Picturing America series, includes two nonfiction books, a selection of poems, a documentary film and a novel. 

February 12th - December 31st
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