Concert, Core Sound dinner, wild horse tours also available this weekend

1. “A Few Good Men”

The New Bern Civic Theatre’s production of “A Few Good Men” is scheduled to open at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at the Athens Theatre, 414 Pollock St., in downtown New Bern.

A showing is also scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday. A similar schedule is planned for Sept. 18 to 20.

Advance tickets are $17, while the price at the door is $19. Students and military tickets are $10.

The military court drama details the story of two Marines charged with murder and highlights the lawyers as they seek the truth and a commanding officer trying to hide it.

For more information, call 634-9057 or go online to

2. Spook Handy in concert

Spook Handy is scheduled for performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Trent River Coffee Company in downtown New Bern and Saturday at Clawson’s restaurant on the waterfront in Beaufort.

The group plays a mix of blues, bluegrass, Appalachian, 1960s and 1970s pop, and folk music.

The performances are part of the Down East Folk Arts Society series.

The cost is $15 with active-duty military and society members admitted for $12. Student cost is $8.

For more information, call 646-4657 or go online to

3. Monster trucks

The Newport Flea Mall, located off U.S. 70 in Newport, has scheduled a Monster Truck Jam for Friday and Saturday. Gates open at 6 p.m. with show starting at 7:30 p.m.

Advance tickets are $18 for adults or $20 at the gate. Children ages 6 to 12 are $8, and children 5 and under are free.

Tickets are available at Garner Construction Company in Newport, Country Air Rental in Newport, Beaufort, Cape Carteret or New Bern, Garner Produce Stand in Newport or New Bern, or by calling 223-4019.

4. Taste of Core Sound

The Taste of Core Sound is scheduled for Friday at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center, 1785 Island Road in Harkers Island.

The event is dedicated to the late Capt. Purcell Jones.

Wine and cheese reception is 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. It includes a silent auction.

Tickets are $100 per couple for members and $125 per couple for others. Reservations are required.

For more information, call 728-1500, ext. 21.

5. Wild horse tour

Cape Lookout National Seashore has scheduled its Horse Sense and Survival Tour for Saturday.

Biologist Sue Stuska will lead the group on a tour of Shackleford Banks to view the wild horses that live there while offering information about how they live and survive on the island.

Those participating should be prepared to walk through water, mud and sand to view the horses and should dress appropriately.

Reservations are required.

For more information, call 728-2250, ext. 3001.