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October 25th
6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Carteret Literacy Council 18th Annual Literacy Spelling Bee


October 24th - October 26th
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Ghostwalk 2019!

Historical Society’s 29th Ghostwalk Appears October 24-26
Spirited Skirts Headline the Apparitions

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 27th
12:00 PM-4:00 PM

Beaufort Charity Pup-A-Palooza


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Nov 02, 2019
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19th Annual Crystal Cost Band Classic

HAVELOCK, NC – The Havelock High School Instrumental Music Department and the Havelock Band Boosters will host the 19th Annual Crystal Coast Band Classic on Saturday, November 2, 2019, one of the premier HS Marching Band competitions in eastern NC and the program’s biggest fundraiser of the year. This year will be one the largest events to date with 25 high-school marching bands, both local and from across North Carolina, competing for the Grand Champion Trophy. The Havelock High School Marching Rams will perform in exhibition at 5:45 pm.
Gates will open at 8:25 am and the event will end around midnight. Opening Ceremonies will kick off the competition at 9:45am as the HHS NJROTC presents the colors.The $8 admission for adults includes a souvenir program. Children 8 years and under will be charged a discounted $5, with no program included. Attendance at the 2018 CCBC was estimated at 2,800 spectators. The 2019 event will have over 2,100 participating students, parents and chaperones and over 250 volunteers.
There will be two awards ceremonies: Preliminaries at 6 pm and Finals at 10:48pm. Preliminary Awards Ceremony: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place for General Effect, Music Performance, Visual Performance, Color Guard, Drum Major, Percussion, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for Overall Band per class. The bands will be judged in 5 classes - A to AAAAA. Final Awards Ceremony: Best in General Effect, Music Performance, Visual Performance, Color Guard, Drum Major, Percussion, and Overall Band 1st - 8th place. The Spartan Regiment from Smithfield-Selma was crowned Grand Champion )overall 1st place) at the 2018 Crystal Coast Band Classic.
Trophy sponsors and volunteers are still needed for the event. More information can be found on the Hhs Marching Rams Facebook page or www.havelockband.com.
Havelock High School’s first-rate facilities for the CCBC competition include Rams Stadium’s aluminum bleachers with a large seating capacity, and a press box perched high above the expertly maintained football field. 
CCBC patrons can purchase a wide variety of reasonably-priced refreshments, including Chick-fil-A’s chicken sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, pizza, French fries, and Havelock’s finest funnel cakes! Also available will be bottled water, assorted soft drinks, coffee, hot chocolate and a variety of snacks and candy. Additional attractions included a Drum-o-meter station, where patrons can measure how many drumbeats they can play per 30 seconds, and a fun Photo Booth.
For the latest CCBC event information, please visit www.havelockband.com.
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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.

November 8th
6:30 PM-8:30 PM

Barton College Softball Fundraiser

On Friday, November 8th, we will be holding a fundraising dinner! This is called Barton Softball has talent and Ping Pong ball fundraiser! Our softball players, maybe some former and some present, will display their chosen talents! We will serve dinner to all of those that will come.   We hope to have at least 150 willing participants in this fund raiser! Dinner will be of no cost to those that participate.   As dinner is being served and at different periods during dinner, we will draw ping pong balls. Each ball will have a number 1-100.   Whatever number is drawn for the person’s name that is drawn will be the requested donation amount.   1=$1, 10=$10, and so on! This could easily raise over $10,000.00 in a very small amount of time.

February 12th - December 31st
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