Johnny Cash tribute performance planned

1. Black History parade

A Black History Parade is scheduled for noon Saturday in New Bern.

It will feature more than 40 entries, including Grand Marshal Michael R. Morgan, a New Bern native who is a N.C. Supreme Court associate judge.

The route goes left onto First Street and then right onto Broad Street. The parade takes another left at George Street and will conclude in the area of Kafer Park.

The park also will be the site of a ceremony, with a presentation of Morgan. Lunch will also be served.

2. Mardi Gras Ball

The Mardi Gras Ball is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Fort Benjamin Park Recreation Center in Newport.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Those attending can wear costumes or come in casual attire for a night of music and dancing.

The cost is $20 each or $30 per couple with advance registration or $30 each or $40 per couple at the door.

For more information or advance tickets, call 808-3301 or go online to www.ccpr.recdesk.com/recdeskportal/.

3. Johnny Cash tribute

A Johnny Cash Tribute — Johnny Folsom Four Polio Plus Tribute Concert — is scheduled from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center.

Tickets range from $25 to $60 and are available only on the web at Etix.com.

The New Bern Breakfast Rotary sponsors the event with proceeds going to End Polio Now.

For more information, call 570-350-5050.

4. History museum luncheon

The History Museum of Carteret County presents a luncheon with New Bern actor and author Bill Hand portraying his one-man show as Mark Twain at 11:30 a.m. on Friday.

The Black History Month focuses on what Twain called “the peculiar institution” of slavery. The performance will include excerpts from Twain’s autobiography, essays and short stories.

Longhorn Steakhouse will be providing a buffet lunch for $16 or $13 for members of the Carteret County Historical Society. Presentation without lunch is $8.50 or the public and $5.50 for society members.

For more information, call 247-7533 ext. 1 or go online to www.carterethistory.org.

5. Winter Taste of Core Sound

The Winter Taste of Core Sound is scheduled at 6 p.m. Friday at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center at Harker’s Island.

The dinner event highlights the region’s hunting and fishing traditions with a menu that includes stewed oysters, scallop fritters, stewed duck, seafood casserole, stewed beef with potatoes, collards and sweet potatoes.

The event includes entertainment, and live and silent auctions.

Tickets are $65 each or $125 per couple, or $50 each or $100 per couple for members.

For more information, call 728-1500 or go online to www.coresound.com.