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September 28th
6:45 AM-12:00 PM

DH Conley High School Bo Run

DH Conley High School is hosting the 13th annual Bo Run on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 -- the largest Cross Country Race east of Raleigh -- in Greenville, NC. This is an event that includes a 3K community race, a middle school race, and 5 high school races. We will have 1500 + runners and their families in one place on Saturday

 

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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!!!

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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

 

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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.

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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. 

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October 24th - October 26th
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Ghostwalk 2019!

Historical Society’s 29th Ghostwalk Appears October 24-26
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NEW BERN NC For the 29th year in a row, lively historic spirits and specters return to New Bern at the behest of the new Bern Historical Society. Each Ghostwalk the Historical Society brings a whole new batch of characters from New Bern’s colorful and varied past to tell you their stories right in the very places they might have been seen in life. Don’t worry though, all these spirits are from history, not scary ones from science fiction. This year’s theme is “Spirited Skirts and the Shadows they Cast”. Watch for intriguing women and the men in their lives. So as night falls in New Bern’s Historic District October 24-26, keep an eye out for shades of the past.

Ghostwalk is a family friendly event offering entertaining stories from our history and tempting dinners available at historic churches. Again, this year, at the historic Judge Gaston Law office, each Ghostwalk ticket holder can have their picture taken at the professional Tap Snap photo booth. They will go home with a photo souvenir as well as a digital image. There is no additional charge, this is part of the Ghostwalk ticket.

There are 13 different ghost sites in historic houses, churches and businesses, and of course in Cedar Grove Cemetery where candlelit paths will lead to plenty of eerie entertainment! If you dare pass under the weeping gates you will meet the cemetery’s famous grave diggers who will try to convince you to stay… forever. If you get past them, be on the lookout for the many ghostly characters whose lives shaped our city as they appear and disappear before your eyes.

New Bern’s two historic theatres will open their doors again with special performances. Expect a lighthearted mystery-comedy, featuring the Dowd family at the Attmore-Oliver House. Of course, the Veri-Good Bakery itself will appear with lots of delicious goodies. Historic churches will also be ready with more hearty fare such as chili, pasta, and sandwiches.

Hauntings begin Thursday, October 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Expect ghost sightings at the cemetery and entertainment at both theatres and the Attmore-Oliver House. An additional nine ghost sites and the photo booth are open Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 in advance and $23, the day of the event. Special pricing for active duty military, their dependents and students, all with ID at $14. Children 3-12 are $5 and under 3 free. Tickets are available on-line at www.GhostwalkNewBern.com starting September 1. Check the website for complete outlet information or call 252-638-8558. Title Sponsor, Chesnutt & Clemmons, P.A. Media Title Sponsor is WCTI News Channel 12. Additional media sponsorship by, Public Radio East and New Bern Sun Journal.

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October 19th - November 3rd

Volunteers Needed for Walk to End Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer's Association - Eastern North Carolina Chapter needs 30 volunteers to help in various functions at its annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s – New Bern. The Walk will be held on Sunday, Nov. 3 at The Galley Stores & Marina in New Bern.  Volunteers are also needed for the Jacksonville walk being held on Saturday, October 19th at the Riverwalk Park in downtown Jacksonville. 

Volunteers for New Bern are needed anytime between 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Volunteers for Jacksonville are needed anytime between 8 a.m. -1 p.m. on the day of the event. Event-day roles include: event set-up, registration, parking, walk route support, refreshment station, T-shirt station, start and finish line cheerleaders, and breakdown. Volunteers will receive a T-shirt.

“Our dedicated volunteers are the backbone of Walk to End Alzheimer’s and help make our event a safe and fun experience for all involved,” said Lisa Roberts, executive director of the Eastern North Carolina Chapter. “There are individual and group volunteer opportunities so grab your friends, family and co-workers, and sign up today. We appreciate the support from the community in helping us make this year’s Walk a huge success.”


Committee and subcommittee member positions are available all year long. Those interested in volunteering for the New Bern walk can sign up at http://act.alz.org/newbern, or contact Amy Julian at amjulian@alz.org or at 919-803-8285. For the Jacksonville walk you can sign up at http://act.alz.org/jacksonvillenc, or contact Amy Julian at the number above. 

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®:

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. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. For more information, visit http://www.alz.org/walk.

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 FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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February 12th - December 31st
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