Oktoberfest, Juice on Neuse also scheduled

1. Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival

The annual Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival will be Saturday in Oriental, with a kickoff documentary film at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Old Theater on Broad Street.

Front porches in Oriental will become stages for more than 30 musicians, beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Featured guest musicians will include Shiloh Hill at 2 p.m. and The Carmonas at 3:30 p.m. They will perform on the main stage at the corner of Freemason and South streets across from Lou Mac Park.

A Village Marketplace is planned on Hodges Street between Broad and South Water streets with vendors and nonprofit groups.

The Oriental Classic Car Show will be held in conjunction with the festival along South Avenue on the Neuse River near Lou Mac Park.

For more information, call Dottie Osmun at 617-0540 or emaildottieosmun@gmail.com.

2. Juice on the Neuse

Juice on the Neuse will be Friday and Saturday at the Galley Stores, 300 E. Front St., New Bern.

There will be activities, including the Juice Joint on Friday from 6:30 to 9 p.m., with the Wine and Craft Beer Festival on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.

The Wine and Craft Beer Festival is a ticketed tasting of wine and beer from around the world.

Juice Joint is a 1920s-inspired evening designed to highlight North Carolina’s liquors and craft beers. Ticket holders get food prepared by several North Carolina chefs, while they learn more about Eastern North Carolina’s history during Prohibition. Live music, cigar girls and a cigar lounge area are included.

Admission to the Juice Joint is $50. Tickets to the Wine and Craft Beer Festival are $35 per person if purchased before Saturday and $40 the day of the event.

There is also a $75 ticket that includes both events.

For more information, go online to www.juiceontheneuse.com.

3. Breast cancer benefit ride

The annual Breast Cancer Benefit motorcycle ride is scheduled for Saturday at the Harley-Davidson dealership on U.S. 70 East in New Bern.

Registration is at 9 a.m., with a $20 registration for each bike and $5 for passengers. Kickstands go up at 11 a.m. After the ride, there will be a lunch, door prizes and live entertainment.

For more information, call Paul Brown at 349-3715 or Robin Warren at 229-8963, or go online to www.harley-davidsonnewbern.com.

4. OktoberFest

The annual Rotary OktoberFest is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the event. Children ages 6 to 12 are admitted for $5, with a children’s meal. Children age 5 and under are admitted free.

Pretzels, desserts, beer, wine, water and soda will be available for sale.

Online tickets are available at newbernrotary.org. Buy tickets at Mitchell Hardware, 215 Craven St., New Bern, or call 638-4261; and at Athlete’s Foot, 3029 Dr. M.L. King Jr. Blvd.

5. National Day of Remembrance

A National Day of Remembrance ceremony is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Saturday at CarolinaEast Medical Center in New Bern.

The event is designed to memorialize and remember infants lost and includes a candle ceremony as well as the opportunity to offer support to those who have lost children.

The ceremony also includes a wedding dress drive to collect dresses to be hand-crafted into bereavement gowns and bonnets for photos and burial services.

The CarolinaEast Medical Center Perinatal Loss and Bereavement Committee is hosting the ceremony. October is designated nationally as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month to promote awareness and provide information regarding resources within our community to aid and support families that have experienced the loss of a child.

For more information, call the CarolinaEast Medical Center Nursery at 633-8200.