Home and garden show, Civil War Weekend also scheduled

1. Touch of Class Art Show

The Touch of Class Art Show is scheduled from Friday through Sunday at the Havelock Tourist and Event Center in Havelock.

The featured artist is photographer Rebecca Kronenberg.

On Friday, there will be an Open House with refreshments from 4 to 8 p.m. On Saturday, the show will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, will be from noon to 4 p.m.

The show is open to the public and admission is free.

All local artists are invited to participate in the display, and art can be sold. To download forms, go online to www.facebook.com/ATouchOfClassArtShow.

For more information, contact Dwayne Whiting at 565-7755 or email wibd@ec.rr.com.

2. Home and Garden Show

The annual Crystal Coast Home and Garden Show is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City.

Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $4.

The event will feature more than 12,000 square feet of exhibits and more than 80 vendors showcasing the latest products and services. It will feature builders, landscapers, interior design, outdoor living, home improvement, pools and spas, kitchens and baths, and information on do-it-yourself projects.

For more information, call 247-3883 or go online to www.carteretcountync.gov/5458/Civic-Center.

3. Civil War Weekend

Tryon Palace hosts a free Civil War Weekend Saturday and Sunday in New Bern.

The sights and sounds of the Civil War come to life on the grounds of the historic New Bern Academy.

Also, discover New Bern’s Civil War history through exhibits inside the Academy Museum, which will open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

For Tryon Palace One Day Pass holders, the story will continue in the John Wright Stanly House where the Sisters of Mercy lived. Tours of the house will focus on the 1860s period, and ticket holders will meet one of the sisters in residence.

For more Civil War history, visitors can travel to the New Bern Battlefield Park, which is the site of the 1862 Battle of New Bern.

For more information, call 639-3500 or go online to www.tryonpalace.org.

4. ABC Sale

The New Bern Historical Society’s 28th annual ABC — Attic-Basement-Closet — Indoor Yard Sale is Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the Knights of Columbus Building, 1125 Pinetree Drive, New Bern.

Admission is free for the event that features items from dishes to dolls to door knobs. Also available will be antiques, collectibles, pictures, furniture, kitchenware, hardware, toys, jewelry, books, linens, silver, seasonal decorations, sporting equipment, electronics, brass, dishes, and more. Furniture is also included.

Collection for the sale is ongoing. To donate items to the ABC Yard Sale or for information, call 638-8558 or email AdminOffice@NewBernHistorical.org.

5. Mardi Gras Parade

The historic Ghent Neighborhood in New Bern is hosting its fourth annual Mardi Gras parade and festival on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.

The parade will be led by the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band and begins at 2 p.m., with festivities and parade line-up beginning at noon on the 1400 block of Spencer Avenue.

This year’s parade and festivities will feature the Craven Brass Quintet, the Antique Car Club and Jonkonnu. Musicians include Alisa Mike, Middle Street Jazz, and Junkroad Crossing, and will be joined by vendors including Brewery 99, The Tiny Tornado food truck, and more.

After the parade, the festival will continue until 5pm on Spencer Avenue on the 1500 and 1600 blocks between Third and Fifth Streets, and will feature food, live music, performers and vendors.

All ages are welcome and encouraged to dress in costume.

For more information or to register for the parade, go online to www.newbernmardigras.com or call Pam at 637-5281.