1 Kayak for the Warriors: Kayak for the Warriors events continue this week, with the main race scheduled for Saturday at Pine Knoll Shores. The Kayak for the Warriors reception is scheduled for 6 p.m. today at the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. The cost is $10 and includes heavy appetizers and access to aquarium exhibits. The kayak and paddle board racing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Garner Park. The cost is $50 and includes a T-shirt and lunch. For those not participating in the racing, lunch is available for $10 per person or $15 per family. Proceeds benefit Hope for the Warriors, a national nonprofit group that helps veterans, service members and military families with a variety of programs that include clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation, community and military relations and transition services. Since 2008, Kayak for the Warriors has raised more than $450,000 for Hope for the Warriors. For more information, call 247-4353 or go online to www.k4tw.org.
2 Fort Macon concert: The Friends of Fort Macon Summer Concert Series continues Friday with a performance by Fab the Band at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. The band plays a variety of classic Motown and beach music. The concert is free, but donations are accepted. Those attending can bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic dinners. Alcohol and pets are prohibited. In case of rain, the concert will be inside the Education Center at the fort. For more information, call Judy French at 203-464-6231 or Judi Tyminski at 447-1625 or go online to www.friendsoffortmacon.org.
3 Alive at Five: The Downtown Morehead City Alive at Five summer concert series kicks off on Friday at Jaycee Park at 807 Shepard St., along the Morehead City Waterfront. The Bounce Party Band is scheduled to perform a free concert from 5 to 8 p.m. The six-member group from Burlington plays a variety of dance music from the last 40 years. No outside coolers are permitted. Beverages will be available for purchase at the event. For more information, call 808-0440 or go online to downtownmoreheadcity.com.
4 Battle for the Band: The New Bern High School Band benefit concert — The Bojangles Battle for the Band — is slated from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Grover C. Fields Middle School in New Bern. It is a fundraiser for the New Bern High School Bands and Ensembles. It features local bands and singers, headlined by New Bern native and CMT recording artist Bryan Mayer and his band. Three other bands are scheduled — Bipolar Express, Caffeinated Soul Boogie and Strung Together. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Advance tickets are at New Bern High School, Fuller’s Music and SnapDragon Toys. Tickets are also available online at newbernbands.org/battlefortheband.html. For more information, call 671-5716.
5 Ride to Remember: Join Alzheimer’s North Carolina’s second annual Ride to Remember on Saturday in New Bern, beginning at 8 a.m. It starts and ends at HomePlace Assisted Living, 1309 McCarthy Blvd., New Bern. It is a cycling fundraiser to raise money and awareness for statewide support groups, educational seminars, and families and caregivers in need of assistance. All funds stay in North Carolina, with distance options of 15, 35 or 50 miles. Tickets are $25. To register, go to Eventbrite.com or contact Melanie Noble at 637-7133.