9/11 Memorial events:
Memorial services for Sept. 11, 2001 will be held Monday in Havelock and Fairfield Harbour, along with events on the Havelock and New Bern campuses of Craven Community College. The college events are dependent on school being in session.
The other events also have weather contingency plans.
The Havelock Police Department will hold its annual memorial service at the Havelock 9/11 Memorial, located by the Police department building. The remembrance will begin at 8:46 a.m.
The Havelock campus of Craven Community College will have an event from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the IAT Hanger.
A display table will feature a listing of those who lost their lives.
The New Bern campus ceremony will be from 9:30 to 10 a.m. in the Student Center Courtyard.
In the event of bad weather, it will be shifted to Orringer Auditorium.
Fairfield Harbour, which also has a 9/11 Memorial, will host a Monday ceremony at 8:30 a.m. at the Community Center on Broad Creek Road, site of the fire department and the memorial.
According to Wayne Strausbaugh, who is in charge of the program, it will last about 30 minutes.
Like the Havelock event, it will be keyed to the time of 8:46 a.m., when the initial plane hit the World Trade Center.
Rain or shine, a brief 9/11 memorial service and wreath-laying is planned for 7 p.m. Monday at the Community Building and fire station on Broad Creek Road by Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department.
The Craven County Veterans Council honors Patriot Day on Sept. 11 by direction of the president, to remember and respect the nearly 3,000 people that died in the terrorists’ attacks.
The council request the Craven County community join in observing a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. in remembrance of those that perished, their families, and love ones.
A planned 9/11 dedication for the fire bell tower memorial at the New Bern Firemen’s Museum at the corner of Hancock and Broad streets has been postponed because of potential bad weather, with a new date to be announced.
Cove City town meeting:
The Town of Cove City and Craven County Commissioner Jason Jones are hosting a meeting on Monday at 6:30 pm at the Cove City Fire Department on South Main Street.
The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss the opioid and heroin epidemic in Craven County.
Invited guests include Meghan Doyle, superintendent of Craven County Schools; District Attorney Scott Thomas and Craven County Sheriff Jerry Monette and other Craven County staff.
The public is invited.
Craven Community Concert Band:
The Craven Community Concert Band will haveits first rehearsal of the 2017-18 season on Monday at 6:45 pm in the New Bern High School Band Room.
It is a volunteer band of about 60 players from high school students to retirees, rehearses on Monday evenings and will present three free concerts this season. Retired Marine Mitch Martin will be returning as conductor this season.
New members are always welcome. The band is especially in need of trumpet players but all instrumentalists are welcome.
On the web: cravencommunityconcertband.org
The New Bern-Craven County Public Library, 400 Johnson St., New Bern, hosts two events Monday.
Kindle Fire Basics is at 2:30 p.m. This class will cover the basics of the Kindle Fire tablet - basic functions, apps, and eBooks. No computer skills are necessary, but a Kindle Fire of any version or Fire Phone is required.
Let’s Talk About It: Making Tracks is at 7 p.m. The book discussion series begins with a lively history of the construction of the transcontinental railroad in “Nothing Like It In The World,” by Stephen E. Ambrose.
Leading the discussion will be Willie Nelms, director emeritus from Sheppard Memorial Library.
A three-week Woodworking Shop Class is scheduled to begin Monday at the DIY Work Shop, 406 Guion St., New Bern.
Registration fee is $180.
Call 638-7248 or register at the Workforce Development office in the Craven Community College Brock Administration Building, room 114. Credit card, check or cash payments are accepted.
It is from 8 a.m. to noon.
The instructor is A. E. “Joe” Clay, shipwright and fine furniture maker.
The class is in a renovated 1920’s 3,000-square-foot warehouse and allows the woodworker with limited experience, the opportunity to hone their woodworking skills and learn how to safely operate woodworking machinery and tools.
Upon completion of this three-week course students will be able plan and execute woodworking projects in their home shops or at Shop Class, a DIY community workshop available on a subscription basis.
On the web: CravenCC.edu/AEP
Concert sponsors sought:
The Saturday Concert for Cancer at the DoubleTree by Hilton in New Bern is sold, but there is still opportunity to sponsor and donate, according to concert spokesman Judy Stasinopoulos.
“If you would like to give in memory of a love one or just help raise money to help stop this deadly disease, please do,” she said.
Send donation to the Carolina East Foundation, 2007 Neuse Blvd., or stop by Midtown Olive Oil, 215 Middle St.
The New Bern-Craven County Public Library, 400 Johnson St., New Bern, hosts two programs Tuesday.
Beginning Internet is at 10 a.m., the start of a two day class, also on Thursday.
The class is designed for new computer users to introduce the mouse and keyboard, Internet searching, email, printing, and the library’s online catalog. No computer skills are required.
World of eBooks is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Learn how to download the library's eBooks from the new vendor OverDrive to your smartphones, tablets, or eReaders – even Kindles. Computer experience is not required. Students may bring their devices for questions and answers.
Craven County Genealogical Society's September Program: “Ancestor Show and Tell: Weddings Through The Years” is Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
Meetings are at the LDS Church, 1207 Forest Drive, New Bern.
After a social, the annual “Ancestor Show and Tell” free program is set, with a focus on old family wedding photographs - people, places and homes.
On the web: cravengenealogy.org
InBeTWEEN Wednesdays at 4 p.m. is for grades 3 to 5. This is a Welcome Back Kick-Off for the new school year.
Learn about the library and building new friendships. Test your knowledge with a Library Scavenger Hunt! Want to share your favorite book? Bring it with you.
Palace Pours: Oktoberfest
The September Tryon Palace Pours on Wednesday will feature a lecture on Oktoberfest and its beginnings in Germany.
While attendees at the 5:30 p.m. event enjoy a selection of German beers, a presenter will lead a discussion about the development and transition of Oktoberfest in Germany and what it means in today’s culture.
The German beers featured during this Palace Pours are Franziskaner Hefe-Weiß, Bitburger Pilsner, and Paulaner Oktoberfest Marzen.
Reservations are recommended. Select "Purchase Tickets" on the web: tryonpalace.org, to make reservation.
The event is in the Palace Commission House.
Tickets are $12. Participants must be age 21. It is limited to 50 guests.
POW/MIA Recognition Day:
Craven Community College will hold a ceremony to observe the POW/MIA Recognition Day on Thursday at 11 a.m.
It will be held at the flagpoles at the entrance of the visitor parking adjacent to the Brock Administration building on the New Bern campus.
Ray Staats, Craven CC president, will lead the ceremony. The guest speaker will be Chuck Tyson, mayor of Trent Woods and former college trustee.
He will be sharing the story of his father U.S. Army Staff/Sgt. Charles F. Tyson, a World War II prisoner of war.
“I appreciate what the military has done for our country since its founding. It is only fair to recognize the missing in action and prisoners of war who fought for it,” said Chuck Tyson.
The POW/MIA flag will be raised to honor those who endured imprisonment or never returned home during their service to the country.
The event is presented by the College Veterans Association at Craven Community College.
National POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed the third Friday of September every year.
RCS, Chamber events:
Religious Community Services and the New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday will host, The Warehouse Party, an After Hours’ Project Reveal of the BEE Campaign, RCS’ plan to build, engage and empower the community.
It is from 5:30 to 7:30 and features entertainment by Bryan Mayer and catering by The Flame. Learn how renovations will transform the current warehouse space into the new dining area with a commercial grade kitchen.
Craven Community College’s Hospitality Classes will be taught here.
Take a tour and discover how RCS is going to be transformed. Come find out how you can be a part of the BEE initiative and changing lives in New Bern and Craven County.
Contact Juliet Rogers, RCS executive director at 633-2767 or Margaret Shields, BEE Campaign manager at 633-0555.
The community is invited to come see the changing face of RCS as it rolls out its plans for a $1.5 million renovation that includes a Community Kitchen with seating for 120 people, the installation of a commercial kitchen and three additional Family Rooms in the shelter.
Live weekend music:
The City Laundry, 901 Pollock St., has singer Alisa Mike in a free concert at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.
The Monthly Lip Sync Battle is set for 9 p.m. on Friday.
The Down East Folk Arts Society presents southern folk artist Jefferson Ross at Trent River Coffee Company in New Bern on Friday and again on Saturday at Joslyn Hall on the campus of Carteret Community College in Morehead City.
General admission is $16 Active duty military and Down East FolkArts Society members pay $13 and admission for full-time students is $10.
Ticket on the web: downeastfolkarts.org
The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and shows are an hour later.
Call or text 646-4657 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Circa 1810 at the Harvey Mansion, 221 S. Front St., will feature the Alin Tart Trio from 8 to 11 p.m. on Friday.
Saturday night’s entertainment at the same time will be the popular regional Adam Hill Band.
Sunday afternoon brings a 5 to 8 p.m. Harvey concert by The Bears oldies band. There is no cover for any of the three Circa 1810 shows.
The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., has a major show on Saturday night, featuring Richlands singer Hank Barbee and The Dust Parade.
There is no cover, with memberships available at the door.
On Friday, VFW Post 2514, 3850 Butler Road, will honor POW/MIA Recognition Day with a free 4 p.m. ceremony, followed by a $7 dinner.
Proceeds will fund the VFW Axillary families in distress program.
Contaact Jon Schultheis at 637-9222.
Oriental Cup Regatta:
The 29th annual Oriental Cup Regatta is Friday through Sunday off of Oriental and on the grounds of the Oriental Marina and Inn and Tiki Bar, 103 Wall St.
The Oriental Cup Regatta began as a fundraiser for the Bill Harris Memorial Scholarship. He was the former owner of the Oriental Marina and Inn.
He and his wife Brenda were strong advocates of the athletic programs at Pamlico County High School and were instrumental in reviving the PCHS Booster Club.
In 1989, he died and his family and friends thought what better way could they celebrate his memory than with a day on the river followed by great food and music, with all proceeds going toward a scholarship.
The weekend begins on Friday with 5 p.m. late registration. Music will be provided by Scearce and Ketner.
The Skipper’s meeting is at the Tiki Bar at 8 a.m. Saturday, with the first warning signal at 11 a.m. The public is invited to view from Lou Mac Park on South Avenue.
A barbecue follows the races at 6 p.m., with music by Saltwater Gold.
Sunday morning has breakfast and the awards.
To register for the Oriental Cup Regatta, to obtain land passes and/or order T-shirts on the web: orientalcup.org. Also on Faceboook: Oriental Cup.
Palace cooking program:
Lunch and Learn: From Receipt Book to Cookbook is a Friday Tryon Palace noon program at the North Carolina History Center, 529 S. Front St., New Bern.
Learn about a history of cookery guides in the colonial period.
Tickets are $6 and free for Tryon Palace Foundation members.
Civic show continues:
New Bern Civic Theatre, 414 Pollock St., continues production of “Around the World in 80 Days” on Friday.
Show dates are Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm. There will be a 2 p.m. Sunday matinees this week.
Admission: Orchestra: $18 advance, $20 door, $12 students and active duty military. Balcony: $17 advance, $19 door, $10 students and active duty military.
The cast includes Patrick Gaskins as Phileas Fogg, with Neil Oliver as understudy for Phileas Fogg; Austin Arrington, George Oliver, Wesley Gerard and Kelly Rogers.
It is based Jules Verne’s classic tale in a clever, fast-paced comedy for the whole family. Gentleman Phileas Fogg strikes a wager and sets off on a race that puts his fortune and life at risk.
The local show is directed by Jordan Daughety and produced by Abeer Askar.
Entrepreneur Center event:
The Entrepreneur Center of Craven County is hosting an open house on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the O’Marks building, 233 Middle St., New Bern. It will be in Suite 310 on the third floor.
The three-year project is finally coming to fruition and the co-working space will soon open. Many individuals and businesses have stepped up and donated furniture, appliances, services, and other items to help fill the needs of the space. Information on the various membership options will be available.
VFW benefit ride:
Dixon-Conderman VFW Post 2514 will host a benefit ride Saturday to offer additional scholarship grants for those veterans enrolled in the Workforce Development Programs.
The ride is open for those with cars or motorcycles, and the entry fee is $25 for the rider and $10 per passenger.
The event, weather permitting, will begin from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at the New Bern Harley Davidson shop on U.S. 70 in James City.
Maps will be provided of the estimated 50-plus-mile run into the countryside.
For motorcycle riders, there’s a waiver form to sign.
For any unusual weather issues, the ride is subject to being rescheduled. Departure time between 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., and riders should finish before 1 p.m.
The ride will end at the VFW Post 2514, off of Old Cherry Pt. Road., at the end of Mt. Pleasant Road., located at 3850 Butler Road.
There will be door prizes, along with barbecue ribs and other food from 2 to 4 p.m.
Local musician Bobby Huff and friends will provide the live entertainment. There will also be a cash bar.
On the web: vfw2514.org, or VetCommunity on Facebook.
VFW Post 7315, 120 Lynnwayne Circle, Havelock will hold a 1 p.m. POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony on Saturday. It will be followed by lunch, with proceeds going to the veterans relief fund.
Call Dan Ellis at 442-8555.
The New Bern-Craven County Public Library, 400 Johnson St., New Bern, hosts Tai Chi Easy with Jan at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. Learn the benefits of better balance and circulation through this ancient practice for the mind, body, and spirit. The easy-to-duplicate steps allow for participants of any ability or age to follow along. Bring a mat or towel and water. No class will be held on Sept. 23 and 30.
Saturday at the Movies is at 3 p.m., with the film “La La Land.” An actress and a musician pursue their Hollywood dreams and find each other in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love told in this record-breaking award-winning movie. The movie is rated PG-13.
Gardens Lecture Series:
Tryon Palace and the Craven County Agricultural Center will co-host “Heritage Plants of ENC & Trade Specials,” a free garden lecture in the Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina History Center at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The lecture features Jennifer Knight, owner of Knightscapes Enterprises, a design/build landscape firm. Knight is also a Craven County Master Gardener, consultant and member of the city of New Bern Appearance Commission.
Knight will discuss Eastern North Carolina favorites and fall bloomers with a sneak peek of the plants available at the Tryon Palace Plant Sale.
This lecture is a part of a series of monthly lectures hosted by Tryon Palace and is sponsored by the Harold H. Bate Foundation.
Lanterns on the Lawn:
Grab your tents and sleeping bags, becaue Lanterns on the Lawn is returning to the Tryon Palace South Lawn on Saturday and Sunday.
Reservation includes 15-foot-by-15-foot campsite, dinner buffet of hamburgers, hot dogs, and s'mores, historical interpreters, crafts, bouncy houses, and backyard games.
Also available will be campfire sing-a-longs and moonlit garden walks,
A sunrise yoga session overlooking the Trent River and a breakfast buffet.
The cost is $60 for a camp site up to four people and $100 for five to eight people.
Children age 5 and under are admitted free. Discounts of $10 are available for Palace Foundation Members.
The event is sponsored by Surf, Wind and Fire, New Bern’s outfitter and trail shop.
Jones County festival:
The Jones County Heritage Festival 2017 is scheduled for Saturday at the Jones County Civic Center, 832 N.C. 58, Trenton.
It is slated for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Smokehouse will be preforming an acoustic set starting at noon and ending at 3 p.m. pm on the lawn of the civic center.
There will also be all types of displays and historical re-enactments from the 1800s throughout the downtown area.
There will also be activities at Brock's Mill and The Jones County Convention Center.
The festivities begin with a parade at 9 a.m. in downtown Trenton, followed by the festival opening at 10 a.m.
At 7 p.m., the Down Home Country variety show will take the stage and offer a 90-minute performance for families. Tickets are available in advance and at the door.
The festival features hands-on heritage skills and activities including looping tobacco, basket making, taxidermy, hand shelling corn, making butter, milking a cow, spinning yarn, quilting, farm animal petting zoo, trapping, and grinding corn. A highlight of the day is the “Heritage Interviewees.”
These are the most seasoned Jones County citizens - 80 years or older) - whom John Moore, TACC 9 Downeast Today TV, interviews about life in Jones County in the “good ole days.”
The Brock Mill, which was originally built in the mid-1700s, will be open for tours as well as the mill pond - open for canoeing and kayaking.
A vintage car show will feature early models of cars, trucks and tractors.
The New Bern-Craven County Public Library, 400 Johnson St., New Bern, hosts Walt Bellamy Jr. Recognition Initiative at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Learn more about Olympic and NBA all-star from New Bern. and the community initiative to remember this city native.
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