Battlefield Park celebration set for Civil War site

1. Casablanca to perform

The band Casablanca is scheduled to perform from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., in downtown New Bern.

Tom Spellman, Glenn Druhot and Simon Spalding make up the trio that plays a variety of music from Russia to Brazil to Persia, including songs from popular movies.

There is no cover charge.

For more information, call 631-5008.

2. New Bern Battlefield Park celebration

The New Bern Battlefield Park has scheduled a celebration of its new History Walk and Plaza for 3 p.m. on Saturday.

The park is located off U.S. 70 near the entrance to the Taberna subdivision between New Bern and Havelock.

The ceremony will include speakers, dignitaries and descendants of a Union soldier who received the Medal of Honor.

After the ceremony, those attending can go on the history walk through the park, which will feature 35 interpretive panels and a large color map that details the 1862 Battle of New Bern during the Civil War.

For more information, call 638-8558 or go online to the New Bern Historical Society website at www.newbernhistorical.org.

3. Rip and The Disciples Live to perform

The band Rip and The Disciples Live is scheduled to perform beginning at 9 p.m. Friday at Mickey Milligans at 3411 Trent Road in New Bern.

The band plays a variety of hard rock music.

The cost is $5 at the door.

For more information, call 637-3711.

4. Octoberfest set for Oriental

The Octoberfest Celebration is scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday at the Oriental Marina and Inn, 103 Wall St., in the Pamlico County town of Oriental.

Admission is $15 and includes a dinner with brats and one drink.

Tickets are available in advance at the Oriental Farmers Market or the Inland Waterway Provision Company.

Proceeds go to the Oriental Dragon Boat Club.

For more information, call Linda Parker at 249-0888, Bill Minchin at 249-2199 or Ben Reese at 675-3813.

5. Book sale scheduled

The History Museum of Carteret County has scheduled its Antiquarian and Used Book Sale from noon to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at The History Place, 1008 Arendell St., in Morehead City.

Fiction and non-fiction titles and booksets will be available.

For more information, call 247-7533.