Bridge run, outdoor music events part of weekend schedule

1. Fall Party

The Beaufort Historical Association’s annual Fall Party is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

The event features artist Susan B. Hecht, jazz music by the band All Four One and dinner from the Beaufort Grocery Company.

The event is held at the historic home of Charlie and Martha Ann Harrell, at 909 Front St., near Taylor’s Creek.

Tickets are $75 per person.

For more information, visit the Beaufort Historic Site’s Welcome Center at 130 Turner St., call 728-5225 or go online to www.beauforthistoricsite.org.

2. Bridge Run

The annual Neuse River Bridge Run is scheduled for Saturday in New Bern.

The event features a children’s run, 5K run, 10K run and half marathon.

The event kicks off with a Pasta PushOff dinner with marathoner and motivational speaker Dick Beardsley at 5 p.m. Friday. The cost of that event is $10.

Race-day registration is from 6 to 7 a.m. Saturday, with the half marathon scheduled for 7 a.m., 10K at 7:30 a.m. and 5K at 8:15 a.m.

The cost is $65 for the half marathon, and $45 for the 10K and 5K races. Online registration at ItsYourRace.com ends today.

The event raises money for the Craven Arts Council, Craven Community College Foundation, CarolinaEast East Foundation, Mediation Center of Eastern Carolina, MERCI Clinic, Promise Place, Religious Community Services and Twin Rivers YMCA.

For more information, go online to www.bridgerun.org. 

3. Juice on the Neuse

The Juice on the Neuse Wine and Craft Beer Tasting is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Galley Stores in downtown New Bern.

The event will feature dozens of wines and craft beers from all over the world as well as hors d’oeuvres.

Tickets in advance are $25 per person and are $30 on the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased at the Galley Stores located at 300 East Front St., in New Bern, or online at www.tryonpalace.org/juice. All those attending must be 21 years old by the day of the event and present valid picture identification.

Proceeds benefit the Tryon Palace Foundation.

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

4. Front Porch Music Festival

The Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival is scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Oriental.

The event features a variety of bluegrass and folk musicians playing on the front porches of businesses and homes throughout Oriental.

The event kicks off with a special showing of the musical documentary “Muscle Shoals” at the Old Theater in Oriental. The group Salty Paws provides entertainment at 6:30 p.m., followed by the documentary at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday’s lineup of bands includes two headliners, The Carmonas, a country group from Nashville, Tenn., and singer-songwriter Laurelyn Dossett from Raleigh. Other groups performing include Green Creek Bluegrass, Harbor Sounds, Ed Terry, The UHOOS, Salty Paws, The New Sensational Messengers, Bob Jones, Mac McWilliams, Gumbo Lily, Far From Done, George Perry, Dixie Strings, Flat Mountain Dulcimers, Moore’s Creek Bluegrass, Andy Ferrell, Don Clark, the Paradise Band, and the Coastal Notes Woodwind Quintet.

Along with the music, more than a dozen artists will have works on display and for sale at the Country Marketplace on the corner of Broad and Main streets, and a Food Court will be there as well. The Rotary club has scheduled a Classic Car Show along the river and will be having a chicken barbecue dinner in the evening.

For more information, call 617-0540.

5. Bluegrass, boots and barbecue

The Bluegrass, Boots and Barbecue for Reelin’ for Research is scheduled from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the plant stand at Garner Farms in New Bern.

The N.C. Children’s Promise benefit is $30 per person and includes entertainment by the band Carolina Tradition and a barbecue and fried chicken dinner. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

For tickets or more information, contact Mary Cheatham King at 422-3696 or at marycheatham@marycheathamking.com or Sharon Garner-Thompson at 725-3006 or at sgarnerthompson@kw.com.