Concert, lighthouse climbs also part of weekend events

1. Shark Week

The N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores has scheduled Shark Week from Sunday through July 15.

The event will include a variety of special programs, activities, crafts and displays about sharks and they role they play in the ocean ecosystem.

The aquarium features four of the 50 or so shark species that have been documented in North Carolina waters, including the tiger shark and nurse shark that inhabit the aquarium’s Living Shipwreck displays.

For those interested, a special shark feeding program is scheduled for Tuesday and Friday, but advance registration and additional fees are required.

Regular admission fees for Shark Week apply.

The N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and is located at 1 Roosevelt Blvd., just off N.C. 58, about five miles from Atlantic Beach.

For more information, call 247-4003 or go online to

2. Lighthouse climbs

Evening climbs of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse are scheduled for Saturday through Monday at Cape Lookout National Seashore in Carteret County.

Those participating can watch the sun set and the moon rise from the top of the lighthouse. Reservations are required. The climbs are limited to 40 participants.

The cost is $28, which includes the ferry ride from Harkers Island, which departs at 7:15 p.m. and arrives back around 10 p.m.

Children must be at least 44 inches tall and be able to climb steps on their own. Those under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Shoes are required and flashlights are recommended.

Other evening lighthouse climbs are scheduled for Aug. 6 to 8, Sept. 8 and 9, and Oct. 6 and 7.

For more information, go online to,, or call 728-2250.

3. Run for the Warriors

The sixth annual Run For the Warriors is Sunday at Union Point Park in New Bern.

The 5K, 1-Mile Walk/Run begins at 7:30 a.m., with the Kids’ Dash 30 minutes later. Opening ceremonies are at 7:15 a.m. at the park, 210 E. Front St.

Wounded service members and Gold Star families register for free. for the discount code.

The event is sponsored by Hope for the Warriors.

For registration and other information, go online to

Run For The Warriors is a race series open to civilians and military members that honors the men and women wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan and celebrates their strength and resolve. The series also provides wounded service members encouragement and the opportunity to pursue the sport of running, walking or cycling to assist in physical and emotional rehabilitation.

4. Fort Macon concert

The Fort Macon Summer Concert Series continues with a performance by Wild Honey from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the fort.

The Swansboro duo of Angie Cooper and Matt Miller plays an acoustic mix of pop, blues, country rock and folk.

Admission is free and picnic baskets, blankets and chairs are encouraged. Alcohol and pets are prohibited.

Fort Macon is located at the east end of Fort Macon Road in Atlantic Beach.

For more information, call 726-3775 or 447-1625.

5. Alive at Five

The band Punch is scheduled to perform as part of the Alive at Five Concert Series from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Jaycee Park on Shepard Street along the waterfront in Morehead City.

The band specializes in music from the 1970s and 1980s including funk, Motown, beach, country and jazz standards.

Admission is free, but outside beverages and coolers are not permitted. Beverages will be available for purchase.

Downtown Morehead City Inc., puts on the Alive at Five series.

For more information, call 808-0440 or go online to