Weekend also includes symphony performance, benefit poker run

1. John Michael Montgomery concert

The Home on the Range Benefit Concert for Religious Community Services is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at The Emerald Golf Club in New Bern.

The concert will feature country music star John Michael Montgomery; Ira Dean, formerly of Trick Pony; singer/songwriter J.D. Shelburne; and Bryan Mayer.

General admission is $20, with limited $100 VIP tickets.

For information or to purchase tickets, go online to newbernconcerts.com or call The Emerald at 633-4440.

2. Symphony opens

The N.C. Symphony will return to New Bern on Sunday, with a performance of Dvorak’s Symphony No. 5 at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. performance.

Tickets are priced from $11 for students to $34 for seniors and $34, $44 and $59 general admission.

For information or to purchase tickets, go online to NCSymphony.org/events, call 877-627-6724 or 919-733-2750 or email: tickets@ncsymphony.org.

3. African Children’s Choir

The African Children’s Choir is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. on Friday at Temple Baptist Church, 1500 Kingdom Way, New Bern.

The program will include well-loved children’s songs, traditional spirituals and gospel favorites.

The concert is free, with a free-will offering to support African Children’s Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development programs.

For more information, call Temple Baptist Church at 633-3330.

4. Poker Run

The Hope for Harrison Poker Run and Bike Show is scheduled for Saturday, with registration beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Harley-Davidson of New Bern on U.S. 70 East.

All proceeds benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

The event is sponsored by the Neuse Chapter of the Dead Headz Motorcycle Club and Harley-Davidson of New Bern.

Poker Run fees are $10 per rider and $5 per passenger for combined registration.

To pre-register, call 675-0347 or contact Jessie Aldridge at 229-7896.

5. Twin Bridges Run

The Twin Bridges 8K Run is scheduled from 8 to 10 a.m. just west of the Beaufort drawbridge on the Morehead City-Beaufort causeway.

The race includes two high-rise bridges, one over the Newport River into Morehead City and the other over the intracoastal waterway between Morehead City and Atlantic Beach, where the race ends.

Walkers are not permitted.

For more information, call 726-5083.