Cake and Pie Auction also part of weekend slate

1. Youth Fun Day

The Township Six Volunteer Fire Department has scheduled a Youth Fun Day beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at its fire station on Carolina Pines Boulevard just west of Havelock.

Those attending can enjoy a day of fun while learning basic firefighting skills such as communications, fire hydrants, hoses and trucks.

Ages 14 to 17 are eligible. Lunch will be provided.

For more information, call the fire department at 447-2700.

2. Cake and Pie Auction

First United Methodist Church in Havelock has scheduled a Cake and Pie Auction beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday at the church.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the church office.

The event will feature a variety of cakes and pies that will be auctioned. The event includes dinner catered by Smithfield’s Chicken and Barbecue.

The United Methodist Women sponsor the event that raises money for the Gene Bell Scholarship that is awarded to a softball player from Havelock High School.

First United Methodist Church is located at 324 Miller Blvd. in Havelock.

For more information, call the church office at 447-3541.

3. Jericho March

The fifth annual Jericho March is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Harlowe Community Center.

The march includes prayer and worship as walkers make their way through the Harlowe community, and advocates change in area communities.

For more information, call Rufus Carter at 665-2444 or email

4. Down East Folk Arts Festival

The Down East Folk Arts Festival returns to downtown New Bern Friday through Sunday.

It is sponsored by the Down East Folk Arts Society.

There will be three-days of activities — contra dance, clogging workshop, children’s workshop, drum circle, storytelling, demonstrations, crafts, art exhibits, and lots of music.

Tickets are available at Bank of the Arts, 317 Middle St., New Bern, or by calling 646-4657.

Tickets via Pay Pal are available online at

Ticket prices include $20 for concerts each day or specially-priced packages for a variety of concerts or all three. Venues include the Bank of the Arts, 317 Middle St., Stanly Hall, 305 Pollock St., Christ Church yard and the First Baptist Church Garden.

5. Great Glow Run

The fifth annual Great Glow Run returns Saturday in downtown New Bern to benefit people needing Easter Seals UCP services in the local area.

This unique 5K is for competitors with glow sticks and necklaces and glow-in-the-dark paint to light up the night as participants walk or run along New Bern’s historic waterfront streets.

Runners navigate the glowing course with the help of LED lights, while illuminated volunteers guide the way. The start and finish areas at Union Point Park feature black lights, digital lighting effects, and energizing music.

There is a Kids Run/Walk, which begins at 6:30 p.m. for ages 1 to 3 and 4 to 6. A 5K Run/Walk is at 7:45 p.m.

Packet pickups are Friday at 4 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 100 Middle St. Packet pickup and on-site registration continues at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

A 9 p.m. Afterglow Party with Bryan Mayer is scheduled at the Double Tree, with food and beverage available

Also on hand will be a Glow Store, face painting and vendor trucks.

For information, call 919-863-0885.