Barbecue fundraiser, Comic Book Day also scheduled

1. National Day of Prayer

First United Methodist Church in Havelock has scheduled a National Day of Prayer service for 6:30 p.m. today.

The service will include pastors from Craven and Carteret counties and include prayers for the nation. Light refreshments will be served after the service.

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

For more information, call 447-9328.

2. Comic Book Day

The Havelock-Craven County Public Library has scheduled Free Comic Book Day on Saturday.

The event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the library located on the campus of Craven Community College at 301 Cunningham Blvd., in Havelock.

Those participating cam come wearing a T-shirt of their favorite comic character to receive a free gift, while supplies last.

For more information, call the Havelock library at 447-7509.

3. Barbecue fundraiser

The Autism Society of North Carolina has scheduled its annual Crystal Coast Run/Walk on May 13 at the Beaufort Waterfront.

The event includes a mile awareness walk or a 5K run.

Team Antonio, named for 8-year-old Antonio Munoz who is in the autism spectrum, has scheduled a barbecue plate fundraiser for the event on Friday at Make It Personally Yours at 322 East Main St., in Havelock. Tickets will be pre-sold for the barbecue, which will be provided by Fat Fellas in Newport.

To purchase barbecue tickets or to become involved with Team Antonio, call 447-6636.

4. Market Jam

The Sudan Shrine Patrol presents its 14th annual Market Jam on Friday at the New Bern Farmers Market, 421 S. Front St. The gates open at 5 p.m.

The show features The Mighty Saints Of Soul, The Holiday Band, Trainwreck and DJ Justin Rouse.

Tickets are $12 in advance $15 at the door. Advance tickets are available in New Bern at The Sudan Shrine Center office, corner of East Front and Broad streets; Fuller’s Music, 2310 Trent Road; Neuse Power Mowers, 2301 Old Cherry Point Road; and in Greenville at The Disability Advocates and Resource Center.

Lawn Chairs are welcome, but no coolers are allowed. Full concessions will be available, including the The Tiny Tornado and Caution Food Truck Ahead food trucks, plus beer and wine.

For more information, call Clay Kirschner at 349-1859.

5. Wooden Boat Show

An exhibit on the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of notorious pirate Blackbeard, will be open for free today through Sunday at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort.

The ship sank in Beaufort Inlet in 1718 and was finally located in 1996. Artifacts from the site include cannons, grenades, belt buckles and even beads.

The exhibit is part of the museum’s annual Wooden Boat Show. The show continues throughout the weekend and features a variety of events and activities.

For more information, call 728-7317 or go online to www.beaufortwoodenboatshow.com.