1 Thursday Night Live free concerts scheduled

The Thursday Night Live free concert series continues for the rest of the month indoors at the Havelock Tourist and Event Center.

Each performance is free and lasts from 7 to 9 p.m.

Thursday's concert features Jason Adams, who is billed as the "mad fiddler." The Aug. 30 concert will feature the brass ensemble.

For more information, call Helen Emerson at 447-3743.

 

2 Coffee Crawl set for Saturday in New Bern

Habitat for Humanity’s Great Coffee Crawl will be Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

It begins at the Habitat booth at the New Bern Farmers Market, 421 St. Front St., New Bern.

Those on the tour will receive a Coffee Crawl map and coupons for other participating coffee venues. Try the new private label of fresh roasted coffees created for Habitat. Participants can sample three for free. Proceeds will help to fund the building of more homes in the community, helping to give everyone a decent place to live.

For more information, call 633-9599.

  

3 Stuff the Bus school supply drive scheduled

The Craven County Partners in Education Stuff the Bus school supply drive is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Walmart in Havelock.

Shoppers can go to Walmart, purchase items on school supply lists and donate them for needy students.

Walmart stores in New Bern will also be participating in the event.

For more information, call 514-6300 or go online to the Craven County Partners in Education website at www.cravenpartners.com.

 

4 Book sale scheduled for weekend in New Bern

The Friends of the Library Big Book sale is slated 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, along with noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The venue for the New Bern-Craven County Public Library event is the Sudan Shrine Center, corner of Broad and East Front streets. The bi-annual sale raises funds to help support special projects for the New Bern-Craven County Public Library. It is also a great place for the public to purchase books and mixed media for their own pleasure and as gifts.

The sale usually has an assortment of titles including children’s, current fiction, foreign language, cook books, Christmas, sports, music and theater, religion, hobbies, home décor, boating, paperbacks, crafts, self-help, gardening, antique guides, art, do-it-yourself manuals, politics, biography and history. One might also find DVDs, CDs, record albums, books on tape, sheet music and coffee table books.

For information, call the library at 638-7800.

 

5 Read-a-roo's Block Party

UNC-TV character Read-a-roo is bringing her Block Party from the screen to the street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center.

The kangaroo will be celebrating her favorite hobby — reading — with this literacy-themed shindig. It includes her friends from WordGirl, Super WHY! and WordWorld.

It is part of the UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina CARES initiative

For more information, call the convention center at 637-9400.