St. Christopher's to host hurricane relief supply drive

1. Hurricane relief drive

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Havelock has scheduled a Hurricane Relief Drive to collect supplies for victims of Hurricane Harvey.

The goal is to collect items for infants, toddlers and young children, including baby food, diapers, baby wipes, disinfectants, nonperishable cereals, food, paper towels and water.

Items will be collected from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday and again from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 14. The donated items will be part of a supply drive with River Mills Professional Storage, D&E Developments and the Sun Journal.

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church is located at the corners of Nunn and East Main streets across from Bojangles.

For more information, call 447-3912.

2. Evening at Cape Lookout

Evening at Cape Lookout tours are scheduled for Friday and Saturday beginning at the Harkers Island Visitor Center.

The event provides visitors the opportunity to see the sun set and the moon rise at the Cape Lookout Lighthouse. It includes stories of the lighthouse and its keepers as well as the chance to view the moon and other celestial objects through telescopes.

The cost is $28 and advance registration is required. The passenger ferry leaves Harkers Island at 7:15 p.m. and returns around 10 p.m. Those attending will have the opportunity to climb the lighthouse but footwear is required and flashlights are recommended. To make a reservation, go online to

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3. Fishin’ for a Cure Gala

The Fishin’ for a Cure Gala is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday at Salt in Emerald Isle.

The cancer fundraiser includes food and entertainment from Jim Quick and the Coastline Band.

Tickets are $50 and must be purchased in advance.

For more information, call 241-7603 or go online to

4. Make-A-Wish fundraiser

Colourful Wishes is an evening to benefit the Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina from 6 to 11 p.m. today at the Carolina Colours Golf Club Pavilion, 3300 Waterscape Way, off U.S. 70 between New Bern and Havelock.

The fundraiser includes dinner, dancing and entertainment.

Tickets are available online at

5. Front Porch Music Festival

The annual Ol’ Front Porch Music Festival will have music throughout Oriental on Friday and Saturday.

Porch performances are from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, with a special ticketed performance from Grammy Award winning songster Don Flemons at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Old Theater.

The music begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and continues to 3 p.m., followed by the Red Clay Ramblers on the Main Stage from 3 to 5 p.m. All porch performances and Main Stage concerts are free.

The music this year ranges from folk, Americana, and bluegrass, to country, gospel, blues and jazz. Some of the groups performing include Saltwater Gold, who will perform on the Main Stage on Saturday, Moore’s Creek Bluegrass, Honey Magpie, Dennis Cash, Green Creek Bluegrass, Harbor Sounds, Salty Paws and The Gospel Ensemble.

For more information, go online to