1 Newport Community Festival: The Newport Community festival is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The event features music from 4Ever All, magician Bryan Sanders and face painting by Independent Airbrush. Other activities include Touch-A-Truck, food truck rodeo, demonstrations, performing arts, crafts, living history demonstrations, bounce houses, and police department and fire department displays. Admission is free. For more details, call 252-223-4749 or www.townofnewport.com.
2 MS Bike Ride: The annual fundraiser is scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Union Point Park in New Bern. Cyclists have various ride routes. After the ride, participants can relax at the waterfront Team Village, featuring food, live music, and beverages. About 2,000 cyclists are expected to participate, raising money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. For more information or to register, visit bikeMS.org, call 855-372-1331 or email email@example.com.
3 Glow Down in Downtown: The New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce and Emerald Owl Productions event features a laser and light show and glow party at 6 p.m. Friday at the roundabout at Broad and East Front streets in downtown New Bern. Where glow in the dark or neon attire. It features music, contests, prizes and foam party. Call 637-3111 or go online to www.newbernchamber.com.
4 Mommy and Me Tea Party: The Ice Sisters, Sleeping Princess, Frog Princess, Midnight Princess, Mermaid Princess, Polyonesian Princess, Tower Princess, Princess Beauty and Snow White will be featured at the event from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Stanly Hall Ballroom, 305 Pollock St., New Bern. Includes snacks, games, dances and pictures with princesses. Adults must have a ticket to attend with their child or children. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
5 Exploring the Heavens: Fort Macon State Park will host the program from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium in the Visitor’s Center. NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Lisa Pelletier-Harman shares an overview of the first non-terrestrial telescope, NASA’s Hubble and how it changed the understanding of the universe. For more information, call 252-726-3775 or visit www.ncparks.gov/fort-macon-state-park.