Veterans Day Parade planned for Morehead City

1. Coastal Carolina Fair

The Craven County Jaycees Coastal Carolina Fair today continues through Sunday at the fairgrounds on U.S. 70 between Havelock and New Bern.

The gates will open at 6 p.m. today and Friday, at 11 a.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday.

The fair will feature food, amusements, rides and live music, including the Band of Oz on Friday.

Anyone age 3 and under or 65 and over gets free admission. General admission is $5. All-day, come-and-go armbands are $20 and single tickets are available daily.

There will be free parking on the fairgrounds property. Fairgoers must enter from U.S. 70 and exit onto Old Cherry Point Road.

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

2. Veterans Day Parade

The Carteret County Veterans Day Parade is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday in downtown Morehead City.

The event includes a number of marching bands and local organizations, as well as representatives from Cherry Point and several veterans organizations.

For more information, call 728-8440.

3. Fall festival

The Family Palooza Fall Festival is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Freedom Park in Beaufort.

The event includes a mechanical bull, climbing challenge, an obstacle course, yard games, hay rides, a climbing tower, bounce houses, face-painting and a dunking booth. Concessions will be available for purchase, with proceeds going to support the Special Olympics.

The cost is $8 per person. Children ages 3 and under are free.

Freedom Park is located at 201 Freedom Park Road in Beaufort.

The Carteret County Parks and Recreation Department is putting on the event.

For more information, call 808-3301.

4. Glow Run

The Beaufort Lions Club Glow Run fundraiser is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. on Saturday.

The event includes a timed 5K race as well as a one-mile walk and salty dog walk.

The dog and family friendly event features a variety of prizes and give-aways.

The cost is $20 per person or $50 for a family of four.

For more information, call 241-2201.

5. Veterans salute

An evening of patriotic songs to celebrate and honor local military veterans is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. today in the sanctuary of St. Paul Catholic Church, 3005 Country Club Road, New Bern.

Each branch of the military will be represented by veterans presenting their service colors, including a World War II veteran and a two-time Purple Heart recipient.

Performers will include choral groups of students from St. Paul School, Angela Jovanovich, N.C. Symphony violinist and accompanist, and Barry Templeton, music director at First Baptist Church.

The Southern Gentlemen Barbershop Chorus will provide a selection of patriotic songs along with Pipe Major Randy Tyson of the Greenville Public Safety Pipes and Drum. The New Bern High School Small Ensemble Choir also will perform.

For more information, call Megan Johnson at 633-0100.