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Events Calendar

There’s always something fun happening on North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. To find out what’s going on check out our events calendar below.

For a list of on-going activities and events offered at our major attractions, please contact them directly.

 

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Youth Archery Program

Sponsored by the Carteret County Parks & Recreation Dept. 

Beginner Course Archery. Location: Fort Benjamin Park (100 McQueen Ave., Newport- 252-222-5858)  All equipment will be provided. Session meets 2 times per week for 4 weeks on Monday & Wednesday. Age groups: 7-10 yrs @ 5-5:45 pm and 11-14 yrs @ 6-6:45 pm. Price is $65 per child per session.  Learn proper form, skills & techniques to shoot on your own!

Session 1: June 2-25, Session 2: July 7-30, Session 3: August 4-27.  Reserve your spot today as space is limited!  252-222-5858.

From: Mon, August 04 2014 - Wed, August 27 2014

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Kayak Through History

9 am - Noon. Before bridges and railway, travel by water was the best way to get around the coast. Experience the waterways of the past. Associate Curator Benjamin Wunderly will provide basic instruction and safety lessons followed by a relaxing paddle lead you through the salt marshes and sandbars around Beaufort. The sights and sounds of nature will be worth the paddle, the stories about early colonial settlers, local boat builders and old fishing fleets will be an added bonus. Ages 12 and up, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Some kayak experience is recommended. Reservations: $45, $25 with own kayak. Advance registration. 252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

 

From: Thu, August 28 2014 - Thu, August 28 2014

Categories: Outdoors/Nature

Sunset Hawaiian Buffet Aboard the Crystal Coast Lady

Please join us for dinner, live music and a beautiful sunset from 7-9 pm on the Crystal Coast. Reserve your spot today on the Crystal Coast Lady luxury cruise boat departing from the Beaufort waterfront-limited availability. https://booking.attractionsuite.com/Attraction/ec/selectWeeklyTourDate.action?sid=5 

From: Thu, August 28 2014 - Thu, August 28 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine Outdoors/Nature

Murder Mystery Dinner

6-8 pm. End your summer with a BANG! This year visitors will be transported to the “psychedelic 60’s” to protest the pollution of Beaufort’s beloved Taylor’s Creek.  Unfortunately things aren’t quite ‘groovy’ and visitors are left with a mystery to solve before dessert.  Space is limited.  This event is always a sell-out!  Advance registration required.  252-728-7317. $35 per person. Tickets go on sale July 15th and are available at the Museum Store or online at www.maritimefriends.org.  North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. 

From: Fri, August 29 2014 - Fri, August 29 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

Alive at Five Outdoor Concert

Sponsored by Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association (DMCRA). The concert takes place at the Jaycee Park on the Morehead City Waterfront (807 Shepard Street) from 5-8 pm and is free to the public. Featuring Jupiter Jones (Aug 29) and Band of Oz (Oct 8). Call 252-808-0440 for more information.

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From: Fri, August 29 2014 - Fri, August 29 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Pickin' & Grinnin' in the Park

6:30 pm.  String musician are welcome to pull up a chair and join in on a front porch kind of jam session.  This event will run every Friday night through Labor Day.  Pickers will meet under the large pavilion located at 260 Howard Blvd., in the Newport Community Park.  For more information, please call the Town Hall 252-223-3733.

From: Fri, August 29 2014 - Fri, August 29 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Taste of Core Sound

The Taste of Core Sound is one of the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center's favorite summer events.  Held the last Friday of August - this year August 29 - this gathering features fresh local seafood and traditional recipes that can only be found Down East!  Music, silent auction, featured speakers, displays and wonderful folks to enjoy make this a wonderful weekend for everyone who attends.  Always a sellout, call today to reserve your tickets!

Wine & Cheese begins at 6 pm, Dinner at 7 pm. 8:00 pm-Speaker- Marshallberg Boatbuilding Traditions 
Silent Auction

Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center- 1785 Island Road, Harkers Island. Reservations:  252.728.1500 x 26 - Limited Seating. $100/couple - Museum Members. $125/couple - New Members (Includes Annual Membership). $50 / $65 - Individual

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From: Fri, August 29 2014 - Fri, August 29 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine History/Heritage

Carteret County Arts & Crafts Coalition Fall Show

Juried sale of arts and crafts of coastal artisans held three weekends a year. Held at the Beaufort Historic Site on Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day, and at another venue for a three week show between Thanksgiving and Christmas, this is the perfect occasion to browse and buy the work of coastal artists and craftsmen. 252-247-6366 or [email protected]

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From: Sat, August 30 2014 - Sun, August 31 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Concert in the Park

Location: Jaycee Park (S. 9th Street, Morehead City waterfront). Time: 7-8:30 pm. Featuring: Carolina Club. For more information, call the Morehead City Parks & Recreation, 252-726-5083

From: Sat, August 30 2014 - Sat, August 30 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Nantucket in Concert

Join The Morehead Center, new home of The Carteret Community Theatre in celebrating Labor Day at the beach with the one, the only, Nantucket in concert. One night only, Saturday August 30 at 8pm the Crystal Coast rocks with the classic country rock that has made Nantucket a legend. Tickets are $20.  Reserve your seat for this memorable night by calling 252-726-1501 or booking online at www.themoreheadcenter.com. The box office at 1311 Arendell St Morehead City will be open at 6:30pm the day of the show.

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From: Sat, August 30 2014 - Sat, August 30 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

SwanFest

It’s a Sunday night relaxing thing to do, down by the waterfront in beautiful Swansboro…not a bad way to start your week!

The Seaside Arts Council offers great outdoor music in downtown Swansboro. Musicians of many genres will take the Pugliese Pavilion stage through September 14.  SwanFest has grown into a great music venue, with local favorites to Nashville recording artists. Bring your lawn chair to the Pavilion at Olde Town Square from 6:30-8:00 pm, Swansboro NC. (No pets or alcohol please.) For a list of performers, visit www.seasideartscouncil.com.

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From: Sun, August 31 2014 - Sun, August 31 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Beaufort Wine and Food Chef's Competition

Twelve Chefs, four rounds, one champion! Round 1 (Sept. 2), Round 2 (Sept. 9) & Round 3 (Sept. 16) will be held at the Boathouse at Front Street Village from 7-9:00 pm. The 4th and final round for 3 chef finalists will take place Oct. 10 at the Coral Bay Club, Atlantic Beach from 6:30-10:30 pm. Tickets & info: 252-515-0708 or www.beaufortwineandfood.com. 

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From: Tue, September 02 2014 - Tue, September 02 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine

Cape Lookout Lighthouse Moonrise Tours

Moonrise Tours of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse on  September 4, 5 and 6.  Bring your own flashlight and experience the lighthouse, and island as the keepers did, in the dark of night.  Hear stories of the light keepers and watch the moon as it rises over the Atlantic Ocean and reflects off the waters of Core Sound.

Four 30-minute tours will be offered on each date.  There is a limit of 10 tickets for each tour group.  Tours begin at 7:30 PM, 7:45 PM, 8:00 PM, and 8:15 PM on each date.  There will be one ferry trip on each date for all the climbs on that night; the ferry will depart Harkers Island at 7:00 PM and return at about 9:30 PM.  Visitors should arrive for the tour no later than 6:4o PM.  During the climb, the Keepers Quarters Museum will be open.  

Tickets for the Moonrise Tours must be purchased in advance and are non-refundable unless the trip is cancelled due to safety concerns (such as high wind and lightning).  Otherwise, the tour will be held rain or shine.   The cost for the program is $23 for adults, $12 for children (11 and under), $19 for seniors (62 and older), and $19 for Access Pass holders (for the Moonrise Tours the ferry cost is included in the price of the program.)

 Reservations for the Moonrise Tours can be made Monday through Friday, between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM, beginning Monday, August 18, 2014.  To make a reservation, call 252-728-2250, extension 3020. 

 Children joining the climb must be at least 44-inches tall and must climb the steps on their own—they cannot be lifted or carried.  Children 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (16 or older).  Footwear is required as well.  For more information about climbing the lighthouse go to: http://www.nps.gov/calo/planyourvisit/lighthouse-climbs.htm.

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From: Thu, September 04 2014 - Sat, September 06 2014

Categories: History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature

Carteret Community Theater Play "Dividing the Estate"

Carteret Community Theater presents "Dividing The Estate", a Pulitzer Prize Winner by Horton Foote, directed by Bob Malone. Location: Carteret Community Theatre (1311 Arendell Street Morehead City).Tickets can be purchased on line @ www.carteretcommunitytheatre.org, Alex and Brett Bakery & at the door one hour prior to each show.

September 4-6 and 11-13 @ 8:00 pm and September 7 and 14 @ 4:00 pm. Adults are $17.00 and students are $8.00, this includes the NC state tax
For more information call 252-497-8919, 252-728-7550

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From: Thu, September 04 2014 - Sun, September 07 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Canoes for a Cause

Canoes for a Cause is the brain child of Leinkugel's brothers from Chicago of the Leinkugle's beer family. They are partnering up with 3 local NC counties (Carteret of course!) and Coastal Beverage Company to clean up Sugarloaf Island with an after party. We are looking for people who want to help keep Carteret County clean. This is a boating event, we are looking for people that have access to canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards that would like to help clean Sugarloaf Island in Morehead City. 

Registration begins at 8:00am, event begins at 9:00, volunteer appreciation  party from 12:00-2:00. Meet at 10th street ramp access with boats for registration signups. For more information call Dee Smith with Carteret Cooperative Extension & Big Sweep Coordinator, 252-222-6359

From: Sat, September 06 2014 - Sat, September 06 2014

Categories: Local Outdoors/Nature

SwanFest

It’s a Sunday night relaxing thing to do, down by the waterfront in beautiful Swansboro…not a bad way to start your week!

The Seaside Arts Council offers great outdoor music in downtown Swansboro. Musicians of many genres will take the Pugliese Pavilion stage through September 14.  SwanFest has grown into a great music venue, with local favorites to Nashville recording artists. Bring your lawn chair to the Pavilion at Olde Town Square from 6:30-8:00 pm, Swansboro NC. (No pets or alcohol please.) For a list of performers, visit www.seasideartscouncil.com.

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From: Sun, September 07 2014 - Sun, September 07 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Youth Archery Classes

Old Beaufort Elementary School, 801 Mulberry St. ~ Beaufort, NC

Beginner Course with all equipment provided. Learn proper form, skills & techniques to shoot on your own.  Session dates September 8th-October 1st. 7-10 years old and 11-14 years old (Boys & Girls) Monday & Wednesday: 5:30-6:15pm (7-10yrs) / 6:30-7:15pm (11-14yrs).  $65/child per session. 252-808-3301.

From: Mon, September 08 2014 - Wed, October 01 2014

Categories: Sports/Athletics

Beaufort Wine and Food Chef's Competition

Twelve Chefs, four rounds, one champion! Round 1 (Sept. 2), Round 2 (Sept. 9) & Round 3 (Sept. 16) will be held at the Boathouse at Front Street Village from 7-9:00 pm. The 4th and final round for 3 chef finalists will take place Oct. 10 at the Coral Bay Club, Atlantic Beach from 6:30-10:30 pm. Tickets & info: 252-515-0708 or www.beaufortwineandfood.com. 

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From: Tue, September 09 2014 - Tue, September 09 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine

Carteret Arts Forum Series

Carteret Arts Forum is a nonprofit organization whose effort is to bring a high quality performing arts and speaker series to Carteret County. Comprised of an all volunteer board, the Forum offers this enriching cultural experience to Carteret County and surrounding areas. For information on performers, locations, dates & times contact Elaine Tempel, 252 247-9414 or [email protected]

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From: Thu, September 11 2014 - Thu, September 11 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Friday Free Flick

Emerald Isle Community Center (7500 Emerald Drive), 7:00 pm. Movies are family oriented.  Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult.  Popcorn and drink for $1.00.  Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks.  Call 252.354.6350 for movie title one week prior to showing.

From: Fri, September 12 2014 - Fri, September 12 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Monster Truck Jam

Gates Open @ 6pm, Show starts @ 7:30pm

Advance Adult tickets are $18 @ the Gate $20, Children 6 to 12 are $8, Children 5 and UNDER are FREE. Advance Ticket sales will end @ 3pm on Sept. 12th

Tickets can be purchased at the following Locations:
Newport Flea Mall
Garner's Construction
Country Aire Rentals in Beaufort, Morehead City, Swansboro & New Bern. For More INFO: 252-223-4019

From: Fri, September 12 2014 - Sat, September 13 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Sports/Athletics

Cycling for the Coast

Celebrate our coast with a ride along beautiful Bogue Banks in eastern North Carolina on Saturday, September 13. The goal of the ride is to raise awareness and funds for the NC Coastal Federation’s central region education and restoration programs. 

Our 4th annual ride is great for all ages and biking levels, offering 20K, 40K and 80K options. The ride will begin and end at Fort Macon State Park, at the eastern tip of Bogue Banks in Atlantic Beach, NC. Start time: 8:00 am.

Registration for members is $35; registration for non-members is $50 and includes a membership. Family registration for members is $65; family registration for non-members is $80 and includes a membership. Cyclists or sponsors can register using the following link:  http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=zt44nadab&oeidk=a07e9dk1hl60da9cdbb

 

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From: Sat, September 13 2014 - Sat, September 13 2014

Categories: Sports/Athletics

OWLS Sculpt for Wildlife

Sand sculpting contest. Registration is 9 am and judging is 2 pm at the Eastern Ocean Region-al Access at the 15 mile marker, 2701 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle. The Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter (OWLS) fundraising event is sponsored by the Town of Emerald Isle & Firehouse Subs. The entry fee of $20 in advance at OWLS, 252-240-1200 or $25 the day of the contest.

From: Sat, September 13 2014 - Sat, September 13 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature

"Beach, Boards & Brews"

Don’t miss "Beach, Boards and Brews," the FREE inaugural partnership event between the Beaufort Music Festival and the Town of Atlantic Beach. The event takes place at the Atlantic Beach Circle from 2 - 6 pm. Three awesome bands (The Lonely Teardrops, Blood Red River, and The Phantom Playboys) are on the bill starting at 2 p.m. Proceeds from R.A. Jeffrey's beers will go towards the 2015 Beaufort Music Festival and to the Atlantic Beach Skatepark. What better to do on a beautiful fall afternoon than listen to great music on the beach?
 

From: Sat, September 13 2014 - Sat, September 13 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

"An Evening for Broad Street Clinic"

The Board of Directors of the Broad Street Clinic announces an up-coming event, “An Evening for the Broad Street Clinic”.  The event will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Crystal Coast Civic Center.  Proceeds will go to The Broad Street Clinic.  The Broad Street Clinic, a non-profit organization, provides health care services for certain chronic diseases to low-income adults in Carteret County and surrounding areas.  The clinic is presently serving over 900 patients.  This is their 20th year in operation.  In order to continue to provide the present level of care, community support is essential.

The evening festivities will begin at 6:30 with the “Taste of the Crystal Coast” featuring 17 area restaurants including: Aqua, Amos Mosquito’s, Alex and Brett, Beaufort Grocery Co., The Boathouse at Front Street Village, Captain Bill’s Waterfront Restaurant, Chick-fil-A, Chefs 105, Circa 81, Clawson’s 1905 Restaurant, City Kitchen, Front Street Grill, Promise Land Market, Sammy’s Seafood House & Oyster Bar, Seaside Sensations Catering, Sound Side Steak and Seafood and Walmart Bakery.  Beverages will be provided as well.

From 8:00 until 9:00, the featured entertainment will be a concert by North Carolina singer/song writer, Jeanne Jolly.  Jeanne is an award winning Americana singer who got her start in the music business as vocalist for Grammy award winning jazz trumpeter, Chris Botti.  She has performed at venues like Carnegie Hall and marquee events such as the Monterey Jazz Festival.  More recently she has been touring with her own band and promoting her latest album, “Angels.”  The New York Music Daily, in a recent article on Ms. Jolly wrote “there are plenty of singers with pretty voices, but Jolly is special.”

Following the concert, there will be dancing with “Dr. DJ,” (Dr. Barrett Davis) until 11:00.  There will be something for everyone so come and join the fun for a great cause! Tickets are $50 per person and are available on-line at the Broad Street Clinic website, www.broadstreetclinic.org.

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From: Sat, September 13 2014 - Sat, September 13 2014

Categories: Local

911 Memorial Ride & Parade

The 9/11 Memorial Ride will be held at Morehead City Elks Lodge #1710, 400 Miller Farm Rd. in Morehead City. Registration:$20 pre-registration, $25 per rider day of event, $5 extra rider.

We are honoring wounded warriors and first responders on the 13th anniversary of 9/11. Classic are escorted by as many motorcycles as possible. This is a fundraiser to help send wounded warriors home for the holidays and help disabled first responders, and includes silent auction, food, entertainment, etc. The Special Forces Assn. Parachute Team and the Atlantic Beach Fire Dept. Pipes and Drums will perform. Registration begins at 9:00am. Ride will begin at 1:00pm. Fundraiser will continue all day. Please Contact For More Information: (252) 247-5234

From: Sat, September 13 2014 - Sat, September 13 2014

Categories: Local Outdoors/Nature

SwanFest

It’s a Sunday night relaxing thing to do, down by the waterfront in beautiful Swansboro…not a bad way to start your week!

The Seaside Arts Council offers great outdoor music in downtown Swansboro. Musicians of many genres will take the Pugliese Pavilion stage through September 14.  SwanFest has grown into a great music venue, with local favorites to Nashville recording artists. Bring your lawn chair to the Pavilion at Olde Town Square from 6:30-8:00 pm, Swansboro NC. (No pets or alcohol please.) For a list of performers, visit www.seasideartscouncil.com.

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From: Sun, September 14 2014 - Sun, September 14 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Atlantic Beach Saltwater Classic

Atlantic Station Shopping Center, Atlantic Beach, NC
Contact: Terry Adkins (800) 546-4622
www.bluewaterpromo.com

From: Tue, September 16 2014 - Thu, September 18 2014

Categories: Fishing

Beaufort Wine and Food Chef's Competition

Twelve Chefs, four rounds, one champion! Round 1 (Sept. 2), Round 2 (Sept. 9) & Round 3 (Sept. 16) will be held at the Boathouse at Front Street Village from 7-9:00 pm. The 4th and final round for 3 chef finalists will take place Oct. 10 at the Coral Bay Club, Atlantic Beach from 6:30-10:30 pm. Tickets & info: 252-515-0708 or www.beaufortwineandfood.com. 

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From: Tue, September 16 2014 - Tue, September 16 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine

Horse Sense & Survival Tours

Join a Park Ranger for a glimpse into the world of the wild horses of Shackleford Banks. Reservations & information: Cape Lookout National Seashore (252) 728-2250 ext. 0. 

From: Fri, September 19 2014 - Fri, September 19 2014

Categories: History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature

Down East Folk Arts Society Concert

Location: Clawson's Restaurant (425 Front Street, Beaurort)

General admission $15, Active duty military and Down East FolkArts Society Members  $12, Full-Time Students $8. Doors open at 6:30 pm, shows start at 7:30. To reserve tickets, please call or text (252) 646-4657 or send email to  f[email protected]. Visit the Down East Folk Arts Society website for detailed information on performers- http://www.downeastfolkarts.org/Concerts.html 

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From: Sat, September 20 2014 - Sat, September 20 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Civil War Reenactments

Location: Fort Macon State Park, Atlantic Beach. Events will be performed throughout the day from 10 - 4 by the 1st NC Volunteers. Flag talks, womens dress talks and musket firings and drills are a few of the programs being performed. Call 252-726-3775 for more information.
 

From: Sat, September 20 2014 - Sun, September 21 2014

Categories: History/Heritage

Emerald Isle's Ninth Annual Day4Kids

Bringing adults and children of all ages together for a fun-filled day of vendors, activities, games, face painting and more!  Celebrate our children by spending meaningful time with them.  Day4Kids will be held Saturday, September 20th from 10am to 2pm at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Center, 7500 Emerald Drive in Emerald Isle.  Rain or Shine.  Call for details 252.354.6350 or email Sarah McNally at [email protected]  Interested vendors and sponsors should contact Sarah McNally, Event Director.  Vendors are NOT allowed to sell items, giveaways only.  There is no vendor fee.  However, vendors are responsible for giveaway items (approved by event director) for the first 400 children to visit their booth.  Sponsor a meaningful event for the children of our community by supplying the funds necessary to provide this free day of family fun.  The vendor application/agreement and sponsorship forms are available at www.emeraldisle-nc.org

From: Sat, September 20 2014 - Sat, September 20 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Local

8th Annual Flounder Surf Fishing Tournament

Free registration (August 23-September 19) and excellent prizes!  All flounder must be caught by fishing on foot (surf, pier, inlet, sound) from Fort Macon to Emerald Isle.  Sponsored by Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation and The Reel Outdoors.  Contact Lainey Gottuso at [email protected] or (252) 354-6350 for more information.

From: Sat, September 20 2014 - Sat, October 04 2014

Categories: Fishing

"Plein Air on the Waterfront"

“Plein Air Art on the Waterfront” is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on around the Big Rock Fountain at Evans & Shepard Streets, Morehead City.  Sponsored by Arts & Things.  Watch art happen with artists painting outdoors.  Artwork is available for purchase.  Artists must pre-register to participate; call 240-1979. 

From: Sat, September 20 2014 - Sat, September 20 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Horse Sense & Survival Tours

Join a Park Ranger for a glimpse into the world of the wild horses of Shackleford Banks. Reservations & information: Cape Lookout National Seashore (252) 728-2250 ext. 0. 

From: Sun, September 21 2014 - Sun, September 21 2014

Categories: History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature

Carolina Redfish Series Event #1

Sponsored by Chasin’ Tails Outdoors, Atlantic Beach, NC
Contact: Matt Lamb (252) 240-3474
www.chasintailsoutdoors.com

From: Sat, September 27 2014 - Sat, September 27 2014

Categories: Fishing

Steep Canyon Rangers in Concert

8pm  Tickets are $40 and $30.  For tickets visit http://www.themoreheadcenter.com   or at the box office Thur – Sat 11-6 for walk-in or phone 252-726-1501. The Morehead Center, 1311 Arendell St. Morehead City, NC 28557

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From: Sat, September 27 2014 - Sat, September 27 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Coin Show

The Carteret Numismatic Society will hold its 16th Annual Coin Show at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City. Hours: Sat- 10 am - 6 pm & Sun-10 am - 4 pm.  Deals buying and selling free materials. Ample free parking.

Raffle tickets- $1.00 each (Sat: US Mint Prestige Set & Sun: US 1/10 oz. Gold Coin. Free hourly drawings for US Mint coins.  Admission: $1.00 raffle ticket per person. Children 12 and under free. 252-247-3883.

From: Sat, September 27 2014 - Sun, September 28 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Carteret Arts Forum Series

Carteret Arts Forum is a nonprofit organization whose effort is to bring a high quality performing arts and speaker series to Carteret County. Comprised of an all volunteer board, the Forum offers this enriching cultural experience to Carteret County and surrounding areas. For information on performers, locations, dates & times contact Elaine Tempel, 252 247-9414 or [email protected]

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From: Sun, September 28 2014 - Sun, September 28 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

NC Seafood Festival

The NC Seafood Festival is the largest festival in Eastern NC. Taking place the first weekend in October, the festival offers free local & regional entertainment, 8k road race, sailing events, surf & pier fishing contest, Blessing of the Fleet on Sunday, SasSea's Island playgound for children, FREE Southern Outer Banks Boat Show, vendors of all kinds, fireworks, amusement rides and seafood, seafood, seafood! Festival takes place on the Morehead City Waterfront. 252-726-6273 or www.ncseafoodfestival.org.

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From: Fri, October 03 2014 - Sun, October 05 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

Seafood Festival Fireworks Cruise

The Crystal Coast Lady will feature an extended three-hour dinner cruise on Saturday October 4, 2014, from 7-10pm.  Get an extra hour of cruising while enjoying the spectacular Morehead City Seafood Festival Fireworks Display, all for the price of $34 for adults and $20 for children.  We will cruise to the Morehead City Waterfront to view the Fireworks while enjoying our nightly featured Captain's Buffet menu.  Space is limited so call to reserve today! 252-728-8687

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From: Sat, October 04 2014 - Sat, October 04 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature

Dr. Bogus Free Surf Fishing Seminar

6:00 pm. In conjunction with the Gordie McAdams Speckled Trout Surf Fishing Tournament, Dr. Bogus will be offering a free seminar.  Learn about speckled trout surf fishing from one of the area’s most renowned experts.  At the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Department Community Center.  For more information, contact 252.354.6350.

 

From: Mon, October 06 2014 - Mon, October 06 2014

Categories: Fishing

Alive at Five Outdoor Concert

Sponsored by Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association (DMCRA). The concert takes place at the Jaycee Park on the Morehead City Waterfront (807 Shepard Street) from 5-8 pm and is free to the public. Featuring Jupiter Jones (Aug 29) and Band of Oz (Oct 8). Call 252-808-0440 for more information.

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From: Wed, October 08 2014 - Wed, October 08 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Emerald Isle's Bus Trip to DPAC to see "Phantom of the Opera"

Thursday, October 9th, Bus Departs Emerald Isle at 8am, Show is at 2pm

Lunch is “On Your Own” at any of the restaurants close by. Price includes ticket price, processing and transportation to and from the performance. A $50 non-refundable deposit (per ticket) is due at time of reservation, balance due by September 1st. Ticket prices are $120 per ticket.  Tickets purchased after September 1st must be paid in full at time of reservation. From the DPAC website: “Following an acclaimed sold-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, will come to DPAC as part of a brand new North American Tour. Hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before,” this production boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier, new scenic and lighting designs, new staging and choreography. The beloved story and thrilling score will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour. Content Advisory: Not recommended for young children.”

Call Sarah McNally at (252) 354-6350 or email at [email protected] to reserve your seats.  Seating is limited, so call today!  Call (252) 354-6350 for more information or visit www.emeraldisle-nc.org/eiprd 

From: Thu, October 09 2014 - Thu, October 09 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Friday Free Flick

Emerald Isle Community Center (7500 Emerald Drive), 7:00 pm. Movies are family oriented.  Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult.  Popcorn and drink for $1.00.  Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks.  Call 252.354.6350 for movie title one week prior to showing.

From: Fri, October 10 2014 - Fri, October 10 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Beaufort Wine and Food Chef's Competition

Twelve Chefs, four rounds, one champion! Round 1 (Sept. 2), Round 2 (Sept. 9) & Round 3 (Sept. 16) will be held at the Boathouse at Front Street Village from 7-9:00 pm. The 4th and final round for 3 chef finalists will take place Oct. 10 at the Coral Bay Club, Atlantic Beach from 6:30-10:30 pm. Tickets & info: 252-515-0708 or www.beaufortwineandfood.com. 

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From: Fri, October 10 2014 - Fri, October 10 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine

Down East Folk Arts Society Concert

Location: Clawson's Restaurant (425 Front Street, Beaurort)

General admission $15, Active duty military and Down East FolkArts Society Members  $12, Full-Time Students $8. Doors open at 6:30 pm, shows start at 7:30. To reserve tickets, please call or text (252) 646-4657 or send email to  f[email protected]. Visit the Down East Folk Arts Society website for detailed information on performers- http://www.downeastfolkarts.org/Concerts.html 

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From: Thu, October 16 2014 - Thu, October 16 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Carteret County Chapter of the American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center from 2-7pm, 7500 Emerald Drive.  Please give!

From: Fri, October 17 2014 - Fri, October 17 2014

Categories: Local

Horse Sense & Survival Tours

Join a Park Ranger for a glimpse into the world of the wild horses of Shackleford Banks. Reservations & information: Cape Lookout National Seashore (252) 728-2250 ext. 0. 

From: Fri, October 17 2014 - Fri, October 17 2014

Categories: History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature

Carteret Arts Forum Series

Carteret Arts Forum is a nonprofit organization whose effort is to bring a high quality performing arts and speaker series to Carteret County. Comprised of an all volunteer board, the Forum offers this enriching cultural experience to Carteret County and surrounding areas. For information on performers, locations, dates & times contact Elaine Tempel, 252 247-9414 or [email protected]

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From: Fri, October 17 2014 - Fri, October 17 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

12th Annual Gordie McAdams Speckled Trout Surf Fishing Tournament

Free registration (September 27-October 17) and excellent prizes!  All trout must be caught by fishing on foot (surf, pier, inlet, sound) from Fort Macon to Emerald Isle.  Sponsored by Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation and The Reel Outdoors.  Contact Lainey Gottuso at [email protected] or (252) 354-6350 for more information.

 

From: Sat, October 18 2014 - Sat, November 29 2014

Categories: Fishing

11th Annual Emerald Isle Triathlon

The 11th Annual Emerald Isle Triathlon sponsored by the Emerald Isle Business Association and Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation will be held on Saturday, October 18th at 8am at the Eastern Ocean Regional Beach Access (2701 Emerald Drive). This fundraising event benefits the Emerald Isle Business Association and Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Department. For additional sponsorship information, please contact Alesia Sanderson at 252.354.6350 or [email protected]

 

From: Sat, October 18 2014 - Sat, October 18 2014

Categories: Sports/Athletics

Carteret Arts Forum Series

Carteret Arts Forum is a nonprofit organization whose effort is to bring a high quality performing arts and speaker series to Carteret County. Comprised of an all volunteer board, the Forum offers this enriching cultural experience to Carteret County and surrounding areas. For information on performers, locations, dates & times contact Elaine Tempel, 252 247-9414 or [email protected]

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From: Sat, October 18 2014 - Sat, October 18 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

American Music Festival Concerts

It's the American Music Festival's 25th Anniversary concert season!  Join us for some exciting performers! Location: The History Place Museum (1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City) Time: 8 pm. Visit the website for details: www.americanmusicfestival.org 

 

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From: Sat, October 18 2014 - Sat, October 18 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Beaufort Historical Association's Fall Party

The annual Fall Party has become quite the tradition at the Beaufort Historical Association, with stunning artwork by a featured artist, delectable food, and festive music all set against the backdrop of elegant Beaufort homes!  This year’s event will feature newly finished works by oil & acrylic artist Jim Carson, who specializes in works painted en plein aire. And what better setting to showcase such an artist than the uninhibited views of Taylor’s Creek and the Cape Lookout lighthouse as seen from the beautiful homes of Bob & Donna Ivey and Bill & Dale Pully.  Guests will be treated to gourmet food by Beaufort Grocery Company and live, light jazz by Mike Minguez and Lou Pedro. 

               The Fall Party begins at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 18, 2014.  Tickets are $100 per person and jackets are requested.  Please contact the Beaufort Historic Site at (252) 728-5225 or visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org for more details and tickets. 

From: Sat, October 18 2014 - Sat, October 18 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

"Plein Air on the Waterfront"

“Plein Air Art on the Waterfront” is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on around the Big Rock Fountain at Evans & Shepard Streets, Morehead City.  Sponsored by Arts & Things.  Watch art happen with artists painting outdoors.  Artwork is available for purchase.  Artists must pre-register to participate; call 240-1979. 

From: Sat, October 18 2014 - Sat, October 18 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Horse Sense & Survival Tours

Join a Park Ranger for a glimpse into the world of the wild horses of Shackleford Banks. Reservations & information: Cape Lookout National Seashore (252) 728-2250 ext. 0. 

From: Sun, October 19 2014 - Sun, October 19 2014

Categories: History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature

Halloween Carnival

6-8 pm. Fun for the whole family includes creating a glow in the dark mural, face painting, liver toss, hanging donut eating contest, ID kits by the EI Police Dept., and more!  Admission fee is two bags of candy per child.  Sponsored by Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Department at 7500 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle.  Please call 252-354-6350.

From: Fri, October 24 2014 - Fri, October 24 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

"Run Your BOOTY Off"

3rd Annual “Run Your BOOTY Off” road race Saturday, October 25th in downtown Morehead City at the Katherine Davis Park.  This 5K and 1 mile optional “costume” race is fun for the entire family.  Following the race there will be a Trunk or Treat, bouncy houses and games for the kids.  To register go to www.runtheeast.com or call 252-222-3007.  This fundraiser supports the Boys & Girls Clubs of Coastal Carolina.

From: Sat, October 25 2014 - Sat, October 25 2014

Categories: Sports/Athletics

Carolina Kite Festival

Location: Atlantic Beach Public Beach Access,"The Circle". See Colorful Kites from Around the World,Candy Drops for the Children,Kite Building for Kids,Team Flying. 10:00am - 4:00pm Both Days, Saturday - 6:00pm Night Fly. 252-247-7011.

From: Sat, October 25 2014 - Sun, October 26 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Kindergarten Thanksgiving

9-11:30 am on November 4-7 & 11-14 on the Beaufort Historic Site. Similar to our Harvest Time, Kindergarten Thanksgiving is open for kindergarten classes. Children will visit the quaint Leffers Cottage to learn from Mr. Leffers and his family how they prepared for the winter months. Students will see open hearth cooking, butter churning, weaving and spinning and will have a lively conversation with Mr. Leffers himself! Reservations required. 252-728-5225

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From: Tue, November 04 2014 - Fri, November 14 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage Holiday

Mistletoe Magic Holiday Gift Show


9 am to 4 pm at the Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City. This one day show has been very successful for many and attracts over 1000 people. Exhibitors come from near and far to showcase their merchandise. Categories include but not limited to floral, quilts, art, children’s items, dolls and accessories, basketry, clay items, fine art, glass and stained glass, jewelry, photography, pottery and ceramics, wearable art, scarfs, candles, wood and more. 
 

From: Sat, November 08 2014 - Sat, November 08 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Friday Free Flick

Emerald Isle Community Center (7500 Emerald Drive), 7:00 pm. Movies are family oriented.  Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult.  Popcorn and drink for $1.00.  Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks.  Call 252.354.6350 for movie title one week prior to showing.

From: Fri, November 14 2014 - Fri, November 14 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Down East Folk Arts Society Concert

Location: Clawson's Restaurant (425 Front Street, Beaurort)

General admission $15, Active duty military and Down East FolkArts Society Members  $12, Full-Time Students $8. Doors open at 6:30 pm, shows start at 7:30. To reserve tickets, please call or text (252) 646-4657 or send email to  f[email protected]. Visit the Down East Folk Arts Society website for detailed information on performers- http://www.downeastfolkarts.org/Concerts.html 

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From: Sat, November 15 2014 - Sat, November 15 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Horse Sense & Survival Tours

Join a Park Ranger for a glimpse into the world of the wild horses of Shackleford Banks. Reservations & information: Cape Lookout National Seashore (252) 728-2250 ext. 0. 

From: Sat, November 15 2014 - Sat, November 15 2014

Categories: History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature

Crystal Coast Hop Fest

3rd Annual Craft Beer Festival to benefit the SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House. November 15, 2014. ALL VIP, RARE BREWS, FREE T-SHIRT. 252-808-2244

From: Sat, November 15 2014 - Sat, November 15 2014

Categories: Food/Wine Local

Jumble Sale

9 am - 3 pm at the Beaufort Historic Site turns into a community market with art, handmade crafts, holiday gifts, pre-loved treasures, antiques, clothing, food and much more. No admission fee. Vendor information is available. 252-728-5225

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From: Sat, November 22 2014 - Sat, November 22 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Horse Sense & Survival Tours

Join a Park Ranger for a glimpse into the world of the wild horses of Shackleford Banks. Reservations & information: Cape Lookout National Seashore (252) 728-2250 ext. 0. 

From: Sat, November 22 2014 - Sat, November 22 2014

Categories: History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature

Gaylon Pope and Sweetwater Holiday Show

Location: Joslyn Hall, Carteret Community College. Time: 7 pm. Experience the 'Gaylon Pope & SweetWater' Holiday show that celebrates both Thanksgiving & Christmas! This ONE NIGHT, ONE SHOW ONLY sales out annually at Joslyn Hall, so make sure you get your tickets early! Call CenterStage Entertainment for tickets and more information: 919-915-1422, www.gaylonpopeandsweetwater.com. 

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From: Sat, November 22 2014 - Sat, November 22 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Community Thanksgiving Feast

A traditional turkey dinner is provided by some of the area's finest restaurants. Served at the Beaufort Historic Site from 11: 30 am - 1 pm, dinners are available for take-out or to enjoy under our tent. Admission fee. 252-728-5225

From: Sun, November 23 2014 - Sun, November 23 2014

Categories: Food/Wine History/Heritage Holiday

11th Annual Emerald Isle Christmas Parade

Emerald Isle Christmas Parade sponsored by the Emerald Isle Business Association and the Town of Emerald Isle will take place on Saturday, November 29th beginning at 3pm on Hwy 58, Emerald Drive.  Important note to all entrants: There will be only ONE Santa Claus in the parade and he will be riding in a float at the end.  All other Santa’s will be sent back to the North Pole!  Also, please join us after the parade for the official Christmas Tree Lighting at Merchant’s Park!  Enjoy free refreshments, as well as a holiday caroling sing-a-long as Santa Claus visits with the children.  To enter, contact Diane Schools at 252.354.2916.

 

From: Sat, November 29 2014 - Sat, November 29 2014

Categories: Holiday

3rd Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair

On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation will host our 3rd Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair in the Gymnasium from 8 am - 6 pm. The Fair will feature all handmade or hand-authenticated items from local artisans and crafters. This is also the weekend of our annual Christmas Parade which is the kick-off to the holiday season here in Emerald Isle. For more information or to become a vendor, contact Lainey Gottuso at (252) 354-6350 or [email protected] There is no application deadline but space is limited and expected to fill up quickly.

From: Sat, November 29 2014 - Sat, November 29 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Core Sound Waterfowl Weekend

This celebration held the first weekend in December boasts local waterfowl art, music, seafood, museum exhibits and more. It also includes educational displays, competitions, arts & crafts, community boat building and a fellowship service on Sunday morning. It’s the perfect way to experience the holiday season “Down East.” 252-728-1500 or www.coresound.com

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From: Fri, December 05 2014 - Sun, December 07 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine History/Heritage Holiday

20th Annual John Costlow Model Train Show

The twentieth annual model train show exhibit by the Carteret County Model Railroad Buffs, in cooperation with the Town of Beaufort, will be held Friday, December 5 from 4-8 pm, Saturday, December 6 from 9am-6pm and Sunday, December 7 from 11am-4pm in the Old Beaufort Train Depot on the corner of Pollock and Broad Streets.  Admission is free to the public, and children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
For more details, call (252) 728-2259.

From: Fri, December 05 2014 - Sun, December 07 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage Holiday

27th Annual Core Sound Decoy Festival

Location: Harkers Island Elementary School. Hours: Saturday 9am -5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm. Admission: $8.00 daily, children under 12 free.  Sunday is Youth Day, and all children under 18 will receive free admission and door prizes! The Core Sound Decoy Festival has been a coastal tradition since 1988. Festival events include antique decoy exhibits, retriever demonstrations, children’s decoy painting, educational exhibits, duck calling competitions, head whittling contest, and a live decoy auction.  The decoy competition has many categories to suit nearly every carver, including IWCA Working Decoy, IWCA Gunning Shorebird, Canvas Decoy, Root Head, and the Duplin County Ducks Unlimited Competition (with a sizeable purchase award). There are also several youth divisions in the carving competition, and this year the Guild will be hosting the 2014 Young Guns Championship. Harkers Island Elementary School staff and volunteers dish out scrumptious food, and over 90 vendors spread their wares for shoppers who flock to the Festival. This event benefits the Core Sound Decoy Carver's Guild and Harkers Island Elementary School and is the area's largest off-season event.  Visit decoyguild.com for more information or join the Core Sound Decoy Carvers Guild on Facebook!

From: Sat, December 06 2014 - Sun, December 07 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage Holiday

Carteret Arts Forum Series

Carteret Arts Forum is a nonprofit organization whose effort is to bring a high quality performing arts and speaker series to Carteret County. Comprised of an all volunteer board, the Forum offers this enriching cultural experience to Carteret County and surrounding areas. For information on performers, locations, dates & times contact Elaine Tempel, 252 247-9414 or [email protected]

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From: Thu, December 11 2014 - Thu, December 11 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Breakfast with Santa

10 am. Children of all ages join Santa for a Christmas story and enjoy breakfast before his arrival. Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation, 7500 Emerald Drive.  Admission fee is one unwrapped gift per child or 5 canned goods per child.  You MUST pre-register by Friday, December 12th at 5pm to attend.  Reservations will be accepted beginning November 1st.  Sponsored by Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation.  Contact Sarah McNally at 252-354-6350 or [email protected]

 

From: Sat, December 13 2014 - Sat, December 13 2014

Categories: Holiday

Beaufort Holiday Art Walk

Enjoy a festive day in Historic Downtown Beaufort, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and celebrate the season with art receptions and open houses at many downtown locations. A wide variety of art from regional artists will be showcased throughout many of the downtown shops, galleries and restaurants. The Art Walk will begin at The Beaufort Historic Site, 130 Turner St. Art Walk maps will be available at participating locations. 252-728-5225

From: Sat, December 13 2014 - Sat, December 13 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Christmas Candlelight Tour

Tour private homes in Historic Beaufort and ride on the double-decker bus with carolers from local churches. Homeowners will open their doors so that the public can delight in their festive décor and decorations. Admission fee. 252-728-5225

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From: Sat, December 13 2014 - Sat, December 13 2014

Categories: History/Heritage Holiday

American Music Festival Concerts

It's the American Music Festival's 25th Anniversary concert season!  Join us for some exciting performers! Location: The History Place Museum (1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City) Time: 8 pm. Visit the website for details: www.americanmusicfestival.org 

 

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From: Sat, December 13 2014 - Sat, December 13 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Carteret County Chapter of the American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center from 2-7pm, 7500 Emerald Drive.  Please give!

From: Fri, December 19 2014 - Fri, December 19 2014

Categories: Local

Down East Folk Arts Society Concert

Location: Clawson's Restaurant (425 Front Street, Beaurort)

General admission $15, Active duty military and Down East FolkArts Society Members  $12, Full-Time Students $8. Doors open at 6:30 pm, shows start at 7:30. To reserve tickets, please call or text (252) 646-4657 or send email to  f[email protected]. Visit the Down East Folk Arts Society website for detailed information on performers- http://www.downeastfolkarts.org/Concerts.html 

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From: Sat, January 10 2015 - Sat, January 10 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

American Music Festival Concerts

It's the American Music Festival's 25th Anniversary concert season!  Join us for some exciting performers! Location: The History Place Museum (1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City) Time: 8 pm. Visit the website for details: www.americanmusicfestival.org 

 

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From: Sat, January 10 2015 - Sat, January 10 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

4th Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off

6-8 pm. Four volunteer guest clam chowder cooks will compete at the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center.  Participants enjoy a tasting-sized portion of each of the four chowders and then vote for their favorite.  In addition to clam chowder, the event will host a cornbread taste-off.  Tickets available at the Museum Store or online at www.maritimefriends.org.  Proceeds help support the operations of the Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum. 252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com    

From: Fri, January 16 2015 - Fri, January 16 2015

Categories: Food/Wine

Traditional Boatbuilding Carpentry Course

Traditional techniques, developed to solve woodworking problems unique to vernacular boatbuilding, are taught in this hands-on workshop.  Participants work as a team to construct a twelve to fourteen-foot version of a traditional “rack of eye” flat-bottomed skiff. In the process they learn how to set up the boat, spile and bend planks, plane bevels, erect framing, and explore fastening options and the characteristics of traditional boatbuilding woods. (12 hours).  Course Fee: $135.  Minimum age: 16 yrs. old.  This course counts as a pre-requisite for Nine-Day Boatbuilding Course.   Advance registration. 252.728.7317. 9 am - 4:30 pm. Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. Other dates include: March 14-15, May 16-17, August 22-23 and November 14-15.

From: Sat, January 24 2015 - Sun, January 25 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Carteret Arts Forum Series

Carteret Arts Forum is a nonprofit organization whose effort is to bring a high quality performing arts and speaker series to Carteret County. Comprised of an all volunteer board, the Forum offers this enriching cultural experience to Carteret County and surrounding areas. For information on performers, locations, dates & times contact Elaine Tempel, 252 247-9414 or [email protected]

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From: Thu, January 29 2015 - Thu, January 29 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Nine-Day Boatbuilding Course

Each student builds a traditional flat-bottomed skiff or a small round-bottomed boat over a one-week period. Participants will build their own flat-bottomed skiff or small expert’s guidance.  Students must discuss the boat they wish to build with the instructor before the class begins and receive his approval.  They take home their boats, which will be ready for primer, at the end of the course.  The course price includes the cost of all materials.  Tools are supplied, but participants are encouraged to bring their own battery-operated drills (including charger) and palm or orbital sanders. (64 hours).  Course Fee: $1,770.  Minimum age: 16 yrs. old.  Advance registration. 252.728.7317. Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. 9 am - 4:30 pm. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

Please Note:  A Boatbuilding Carpentry Course is a prerequisite for this course (either Traditional or Contemporary).  The extra materials (excluding sails) required for a sailing craft add $750 to the course fee.  (By pre-arrangement only, a discount of $1,000 is available for those wishing to take the course but not take home a boat.) Other dates include: June 13-21 and September 26-October 4.

From: Sat, January 31 2015 - Sun, February 08 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Down East Folk Arts Society Concert

Location: Clawson's Restaurant (425 Front Street, Beaurort)

General admission $15, Active duty military and Down East FolkArts Society Members  $12, Full-Time Students $8. Doors open at 6:30 pm, shows start at 7:30. To reserve tickets, please call or text (252) 646-4657 or send email to  f[email protected]. Visit the Down East Folk Arts Society website for detailed information on performers- http://www.downeastfolkarts.org/Concerts.html 

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From: Sat, February 07 2015 - Sat, February 07 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

BHA Membership Drive Valentine Party

2-4 pm. In an effort to increase membership, the Beaufort Historical Association opens the buildings of the Beaufort Historic Site (100 block Turner Street) for current and prospective members to explore, which allows them to see how the BHA uses membership dollars to preserve and promote the rich cultural heritage of Beaufort and Carteret County. 252-728-5225, [email protected] 

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From: Sun, February 08 2015 - Sun, February 08 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

Contemporary Boatbuilding Carpentry Class

This course teaches different methods used for building round-bottomed boats.  Students learn about the different ways that these shapes are formed by looking at molds and constructed vessels.  They also examine and experience the properties of various boatbuilding materials including marine plywood, epoxy, fillers and resin products.  The advantages and limitations of different construction styles and the properties of the range of fasteners and adhesives for boat construction are also covered.  A small take home boat model of the students design will be produced from two sheets of 1/4 in. 18” x 24” marine plywood. (12 hours). Course Fee: $135.  Minimum age: 16 yrs. old.  This course counts as a pre-requisite for Nine-Day Boatbuilding Course.   Advance registration. 252.728.7317. Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. 9 am - 4:30 pm. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. Other dates include: April 18-19, July 25-26, September 12-13 and December 12-13.

From: Sat, February 21 2015 - Sun, February 22 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

American Music Festival Concerts

It's the American Music Festival's 25th Anniversary concert season!  Join us for some exciting performers! Location: The History Place Museum (1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City) Time: 8 pm. Visit the website for details: www.americanmusicfestival.org 

 

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From: Sat, February 21 2015 - Sat, February 21 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Carteret Arts Forum Series

Carteret Arts Forum is a nonprofit organization whose effort is to bring a high quality performing arts and speaker series to Carteret County. Comprised of an all volunteer board, the Forum offers this enriching cultural experience to Carteret County and surrounding areas. For information on performers, locations, dates & times contact Elaine Tempel, 252 247-9414 or [email protected]

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From: Wed, February 25 2015 - Wed, February 25 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Carteret Arts Forum Series

Carteret Arts Forum is a nonprofit organization whose effort is to bring a high quality performing arts and speaker series to Carteret County. Comprised of an all volunteer board, the Forum offers this enriching cultural experience to Carteret County and surrounding areas. For information on performers, locations, dates & times contact Elaine Tempel, 252 247-9414 or [email protected]

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From: Thu, February 26 2015 - Thu, February 26 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Down East Folk Arts Society Concert

Location: Clawson's Restaurant (425 Front Street, Beaurort)

General admission $15, Active duty military and Down East FolkArts Society Members  $12, Full-Time Students $8. Doors open at 6:30 pm, shows start at 7:30. To reserve tickets, please call or text (252) 646-4657 or send email to  f[email protected]. Visit the Down East Folk Arts Society website for detailed information on performers- http://www.downeastfolkarts.org/Concerts.html 

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From: Sat, March 07 2015 - Sat, March 07 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Traditional Boatbuilding Carpentry Course

Traditional techniques, developed to solve woodworking problems unique to vernacular boatbuilding, are taught in this hands-on workshop.  Participants work as a team to construct a twelve to fourteen-foot version of a traditional “rack of eye” flat-bottomed skiff. In the process they learn how to set up the boat, spile and bend planks, plane bevels, erect framing, and explore fastening options and the characteristics of traditional boatbuilding woods. (12 hours).  Course Fee: $135.  Minimum age: 16 yrs. old.  This course counts as a pre-requisite for Nine-Day Boatbuilding Course.   Advance registration. 252.728.7317. 9 am - 4:30 pm. Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. Other dates include: March 14-15, May 16-17, August 22-23 and November 14-15.

From: Sat, March 14 2015 - Sun, March 15 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Carteret Arts Forum Series

Carteret Arts Forum is a nonprofit organization whose effort is to bring a high quality performing arts and speaker series to Carteret County. Comprised of an all volunteer board, the Forum offers this enriching cultural experience to Carteret County and surrounding areas. For information on performers, locations, dates & times contact Elaine Tempel, 252 247-9414 or [email protected]

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From: Tue, March 17 2015 - Tue, March 17 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

2015 Beaufort Boatbuilding Challenge Demonstration

9 am - Noon. Watch as the actual construction of a challenge boat is demonstrated at the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center.  Here's your chance to see what a previous competitor has learned if you are planning to participate in the 8th Annual Beaufort BoatBuilding Challenge, held in conjunction with the 41st Annual Wooden Boat Show, on May 2, 2015 at the North Carolina Maritime Museum.  Free Admission.  Open to the Public.  For more information or to register, contact Vic Fasolino, 252.648.0944 or [email protected]  North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort is located at 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

From: Sat, March 28 2015 - Sat, March 28 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Down East Folk Arts Society Concert

Location: Clawson's Restaurant (425 Front Street, Beaurort)

General admission $15, Active duty military and Down East FolkArts Society Members  $12, Full-Time Students $8. Doors open at 6:30 pm, shows start at 7:30. To reserve tickets, please call or text (252) 646-4657 or send email to  f[email protected]. Visit the Down East Folk Arts Society website for detailed information on performers- http://www.downeastfolkarts.org/Concerts.html 

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From: Sat, April 11 2015 - Sat, April 11 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Build a Boat in a Day

Each adult and child team uses the stitch-and-glue technique to assemble a prepared kit for a small flat-bottomed plywood boat suitable for rowing or paddling. The boat is 7’ 10” long, 32’ wide, and weighs about 40 pounds.  By the end of the class each boat will be completed to a watertight condition and clear-coated with epoxy. Detail finishing and painting is the responsibility of team members and may not be undertaken in the Watercraft Center. Teams are limited to a maximum of 4 persons, at least one of whom must be an adult. (6 hours).  Course Fee: $300.  Please Note: Completed boat has a maximum weight capacity of 110 pounds.  Minimum age: 8 yrs. old.  Advance registration. 252.728.7317. Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. 9 am - 4:30 pm. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. Other dates include: June 6, July 11, August 15 and September 19.

From: Sat, April 11 2015 - Sat, April 11 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Contemporary Boatbuilding Carpentry Class

This course teaches different methods used for building round-bottomed boats.  Students learn about the different ways that these shapes are formed by looking at molds and constructed vessels.  They also examine and experience the properties of various boatbuilding materials including marine plywood, epoxy, fillers and resin products.  The advantages and limitations of different construction styles and the properties of the range of fasteners and adhesives for boat construction are also covered.  A small take home boat model of the students design will be produced from two sheets of 1/4 in. 18” x 24” marine plywood. (12 hours). Course Fee: $135.  Minimum age: 16 yrs. old.  This course counts as a pre-requisite for Nine-Day Boatbuilding Course.   Advance registration. 252.728.7317. Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. 9 am - 4:30 pm. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. Other dates include: April 18-19, July 25-26, September 12-13 and December 12-13.

From: Sat, April 18 2015 - Sun, April 19 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Publick Day

9 am - 4 pm. An old-fashioned flea market on the Beaufort Historic Site (100 Block Turner Street, Beaufort) with vendors selling antiques and collectibles, art, crafts, handmade jewelry, books, food and much more. No admission charge. Vendor information is available for this fun spring event. 252-728-5225

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From: Sat, April 18 2015 - Sat, April 18 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Fishing Food/Wine History/Heritage

American Music Festival Concerts

It's the American Music Festival's 25th Anniversary concert season!  Join us for some exciting performers! Location: The History Place Museum (1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City) Time: 8 pm. Visit the website for details: www.americanmusicfestival.org 

 

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From: Sat, April 25 2015 - Sat, April 25 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

41st Annual Wooden Boat Show

10 am - 4 pm. The 41st Annual North Carolina Maritime Museum Wooden Boat Show features a variety of small wooden boats, historic vessels, nautical crafts, educational activities, boat models, traditional skills demonstrations and displays. It is the longest ongoing wooden boat show in the Southeast.  The Carolina Maritime Model Expo features over 50 model boats.  The Annual Wooden Boat Show takes place on the Beaufort waterfront at the North Carolina Maritime Museum and the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center located across the street from the museum.  Free Admission.  Open to the Public.  This event helps support the operations of the Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum and the North Carolina Maritime Museum.  North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.  252.728.7317. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com

From: Sat, May 02 2015 - Sat, May 02 2015

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Carolina Maritime Model Boat Exposition

10 am - 4 pm. One of the main attractions at the Annual Wooden Boat Show is the many traditional wooden boats.  But, there’s another show that takes place on a smaller scale and it’s always a big draw for boat enthusiasts and landlubbers alike.  It’s the Carolina Maritime Model Exposition with model boats ranging from 25” to 40”.  The number of model boats on exhibit will range from thirty to close to sixty models.  The Carolina Maritime Model Society is the only such organization in the entire state and has become a major vehicle for widening public interest in North Carolina’s maritime history and culture.  The event takes place at the North Carolina Maritime Museum.  Free Admission.  Open to the Public.  North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.  252.728.7317. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com

From: Sat, May 02 2015 - Sat, May 02 2015

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8th Annual Beaufort Boatbuilding Challenge

11 am. The Beaufort BoatBuilding Challenge seeks to celebrate and maintain the long tradition of boatbuilding and other maritime occupations along the North Carolina Coast.  The challenge is a two-person team competition. Each team builds an identical 12-foot skiff within a four-hour time limit. Speed of construction and quality of workmanship are both considered in determining the winners.  The teams are judged on quality, speed and a rowing race. The teams build their own oars and compete against each other in the rowing relay race on Taylor’s Creek, each member of the two-man team rowing one leg of the relay. 

For more information or to register, contact Vic Fasolino, 252.648.0944 or [email protected]  The event is organized by the North Carolina Boat Building Heritage Foundation at 1913 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516. Tel: 252.648.0944.  Visit the website at www.beaufortchallenge.com.

This Beaufort BoatBuilding Challenge, held in conjunction with the 41st Annual Wooden Boat Show, takes place on the Beaufort waterfront near the North Carolina Maritime Museum and the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center located across the street from the museum.  The North Carolina Maritime Museum is located at 315 Front Street, Beaufort, N.C. 28516. Tel: 252.728.7317. Visit the website at  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com

 

 

From: Sat, May 02 2015 - Sat, May 02 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Down East Folk Arts Society Concert

Location: Clawson's Restaurant (425 Front Street, Beaurort)

General admission $15, Active duty military and Down East FolkArts Society Members  $12, Full-Time Students $8. Doors open at 6:30 pm, shows start at 7:30. To reserve tickets, please call or text (252) 646-4657 or send email to  f[email protected]. Visit the Down East Folk Arts Society website for detailed information on performers- http://www.downeastfolkarts.org/Concerts.html 

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From: Sat, May 16 2015 - Sat, May 16 2015

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Traditional Boatbuilding Carpentry Course

Traditional techniques, developed to solve woodworking problems unique to vernacular boatbuilding, are taught in this hands-on workshop.  Participants work as a team to construct a twelve to fourteen-foot version of a traditional “rack of eye” flat-bottomed skiff. In the process they learn how to set up the boat, spile and bend planks, plane bevels, erect framing, and explore fastening options and the characteristics of traditional boatbuilding woods. (12 hours).  Course Fee: $135.  Minimum age: 16 yrs. old.  This course counts as a pre-requisite for Nine-Day Boatbuilding Course.   Advance registration. 252.728.7317. 9 am - 4:30 pm. Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. Other dates include: March 14-15, May 16-17, August 22-23 and November 14-15.

From: Sat, May 16 2015 - Sun, May 17 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Build a Boat in a Day

Each adult and child team uses the stitch-and-glue technique to assemble a prepared kit for a small flat-bottomed plywood boat suitable for rowing or paddling. The boat is 7’ 10” long, 32’ wide, and weighs about 40 pounds.  By the end of the class each boat will be completed to a watertight condition and clear-coated with epoxy. Detail finishing and painting is the responsibility of team members and may not be undertaken in the Watercraft Center. Teams are limited to a maximum of 4 persons, at least one of whom must be an adult. (6 hours).  Course Fee: $300.  Please Note: Completed boat has a maximum weight capacity of 110 pounds.  Minimum age: 8 yrs. old.  Advance registration. 252.728.7317. Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. 9 am - 4:30 pm. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. Other dates include: June 6, July 11, August 15 and September 19.

From: Sat, June 06 2015 - Sat, June 06 2015

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Beaufort Old Homes Tour Kick-off Party

4:30 - 6:30 pm. Beaufort Old Homes Tour Kick-off Party.  Featured artist and other details TBD.  Tickets $30. 252-728-5225, [email protected] 

 

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From: Sat, June 06 2015 - Sat, June 06 2015

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Nine-Day Boatbuilding Course

Each student builds a traditional flat-bottomed skiff or a small round-bottomed boat over a one-week period. Participants will build their own flat-bottomed skiff or small expert’s guidance.  Students must discuss the boat they wish to build with the instructor before the class begins and receive his approval.  They take home their boats, which will be ready for primer, at the end of the course.  The course price includes the cost of all materials.  Tools are supplied, but participants are encouraged to bring their own battery-operated drills (including charger) and palm or orbital sanders. (64 hours).  Course Fee: $1,770.  Minimum age: 16 yrs. old.  Advance registration. 252.728.7317. Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. 9 am - 4:30 pm. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

Please Note:  A Boatbuilding Carpentry Course is a prerequisite for this course (either Traditional or Contemporary).  The extra materials (excluding sails) required for a sailing craft add $750 to the course fee.  (By pre-arrangement only, a discount of $1,000 is available for those wishing to take the course but not take home a boat.) Other dates include: June 13-21 and September 26-October 4.

From: Sat, June 13 2015 - Sun, June 21 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

NC Maritime Museum's Maritime Day

11 am - 2 pm. Sail in the Museum's fleet of traditional wooden boats, cast a line with a cane pole, join in games or just relax and enjoy the music and spectacular view of Gallant's Channel. Activities are free and open to the public.  Lunch is free from members of the Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum.  There is a small fee for non-members for lunch.  The event takes place at Gallants Channel, an extension of the NC Maritime Museum, located at 172 West Beaufort Road.  252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

From: Sat, June 13 2015 - Sat, June 13 2015

Categories: History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

55th Beaufort Old Homes and Gardens Tour

10- am - 5 pm. This 55th annual walking tour of private historic homes, gardens, churches and historic places is the last full weekend in June.  Private homes, Beaufort Historic Site buildings, the Old Burying Ground, narrated bus tours of the historic district, music concerts and an antique car show are all highlights of this signature event. 252-728-5225, [email protected] 

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From: Fri, June 26 2015 - Sat, June 27 2015

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Antique Show & Sale

Held in conjunction with the Beaufort Old Homes and Gardens Tour in June at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City, this event features more than 40 booths of antiques and collectibles, as well as a gourmet Tea Room. 252-728-5225, [email protected] 

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From: Fri, June 26 2015 - Sun, June 28 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

Build a Boat in a Day

Each adult and child team uses the stitch-and-glue technique to assemble a prepared kit for a small flat-bottomed plywood boat suitable for rowing or paddling. The boat is 7’ 10” long, 32’ wide, and weighs about 40 pounds.  By the end of the class each boat will be completed to a watertight condition and clear-coated with epoxy. Detail finishing and painting is the responsibility of team members and may not be undertaken in the Watercraft Center. Teams are limited to a maximum of 4 persons, at least one of whom must be an adult. (6 hours).  Course Fee: $300.  Please Note: Completed boat has a maximum weight capacity of 110 pounds.  Minimum age: 8 yrs. old.  Advance registration. 252.728.7317. Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. 9 am - 4:30 pm. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. Other dates include: June 6, July 11, August 15 and September 19.

From: Sat, July 11 2015 - Sat, July 11 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Great 4th Race

10 am. Traditionally-rigged sailing craft rally to celebrate the historic voyages that carried the news of the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the Outer Banks. Boat registration required for participation. Free.  The fleet of boats will be in Taylor's Creek between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.  252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

From: Sat, July 11 2015 - Sat, July 11 2015

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

BHA Summer Party

7-11 pm. Come celebrate Beaufort Summers with a fabulous summer party at the Beaufort Historic Site. Wonderful food, open bar, live music, live auction and silent auction with the proceeds benefiting the Beaufort Historical Association. Admission fee. 252-728-5225, [email protected] 

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From: Sat, July 11 2015 - Sat, July 11 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

9th Annual Crab Cake Cook-Off

6-8 pm. Taste delicious crab cakes made by four volunteer guest chefs and vote on your favorite at this Museum fundraiser that takes place at the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center.  In addition, the event has a slaw taste-off.  Space is limited. Members only, all are welcome to join the Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum.  Membership starts at just $35.  Proceeds from this event help support the operations of the Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum and the North Carolina Maritime Museum.  Ticketed event for the Friends of the Museum Members.  Tickets available at the Museum Store or online at www.maritimefriends.org.  252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

From: Fri, July 17 2015 - Fri, July 17 2015

Categories: Food/Wine

Contemporary Boatbuilding Carpentry Class

This course teaches different methods used for building round-bottomed boats.  Students learn about the different ways that these shapes are formed by looking at molds and constructed vessels.  They also examine and experience the properties of various boatbuilding materials including marine plywood, epoxy, fillers and resin products.  The advantages and limitations of different construction styles and the properties of the range of fasteners and adhesives for boat construction are also covered.  A small take home boat model of the students design will be produced from two sheets of 1/4 in. 18” x 24” marine plywood. (12 hours). Course Fee: $135.  Minimum age: 16 yrs. old.  This course counts as a pre-requisite for Nine-Day Boatbuilding Course.   Advance registration. 252.728.7317. Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. 9 am - 4:30 pm. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. Other dates include: April 18-19, July 25-26, September 12-13 and December 12-13.

From: Sat, July 25 2015 - Sun, July 26 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Traditional Skiff Regatta

9 am. Each year during the museum’s August traditional skiff sailing event boaters race around the islands for the Shanghai Trophy. Originally, the Shanghai Trophy was awarded to a winner in the Comet class. The disappearance of Comets from the sound left the cup in limbo but, after the resurgence of local recreational sailing activity in the late 1950’s, it resurfaced and has been awarded to the winner of that class of boats with greatest representation in the race. In the last few years spritsail skiffs have battled for this historic trophy, which resides in the Web Library. This race starts in front on the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center on Taylors Creek at about 9 a.m. 252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

From: Sat, August 01 2015 - Sat, August 01 2015

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Build a Boat in a Day

Each adult and child team uses the stitch-and-glue technique to assemble a prepared kit for a small flat-bottomed plywood boat suitable for rowing or paddling. The boat is 7’ 10” long, 32’ wide, and weighs about 40 pounds.  By the end of the class each boat will be completed to a watertight condition and clear-coated with epoxy. Detail finishing and painting is the responsibility of team members and may not be undertaken in the Watercraft Center. Teams are limited to a maximum of 4 persons, at least one of whom must be an adult. (6 hours).  Course Fee: $300.  Please Note: Completed boat has a maximum weight capacity of 110 pounds.  Minimum age: 8 yrs. old.  Advance registration. 252.728.7317. Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. 9 am - 4:30 pm. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. Other dates include: June 6, July 11, August 15 and September 19.

From: Sat, August 15 2015 - Sat, August 15 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Traditional Boatbuilding Carpentry Course

Traditional techniques, developed to solve woodworking problems unique to vernacular boatbuilding, are taught in this hands-on workshop.  Participants work as a team to construct a twelve to fourteen-foot version of a traditional “rack of eye” flat-bottomed skiff. In the process they learn how to set up the boat, spile and bend planks, plane bevels, erect framing, and explore fastening options and the characteristics of traditional boatbuilding woods. (12 hours).  Course Fee: $135.  Minimum age: 16 yrs. old.  This course counts as a pre-requisite for Nine-Day Boatbuilding Course.   Advance registration. 252.728.7317. 9 am - 4:30 pm. Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. Other dates include: March 14-15, May 16-17, August 22-23 and November 14-15.

From: Sat, August 22 2015 - Sun, August 23 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Contemporary Boatbuilding Carpentry Class

This course teaches different methods used for building round-bottomed boats.  Students learn about the different ways that these shapes are formed by looking at molds and constructed vessels.  They also examine and experience the properties of various boatbuilding materials including marine plywood, epoxy, fillers and resin products.  The advantages and limitations of different construction styles and the properties of the range of fasteners and adhesives for boat construction are also covered.  A small take home boat model of the students design will be produced from two sheets of 1/4 in. 18” x 24” marine plywood. (12 hours). Course Fee: $135.  Minimum age: 16 yrs. old.  This course counts as a pre-requisite for Nine-Day Boatbuilding Course.   Advance registration. 252.728.7317. Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. 9 am - 4:30 pm. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. Other dates include: April 18-19, July 25-26, September 12-13 and December 12-13.

From: Sat, September 12 2015 - Sun, September 13 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Build a Boat in a Day

Each adult and child team uses the stitch-and-glue technique to assemble a prepared kit for a small flat-bottomed plywood boat suitable for rowing or paddling. The boat is 7’ 10” long, 32’ wide, and weighs about 40 pounds.  By the end of the class each boat will be completed to a watertight condition and clear-coated with epoxy. Detail finishing and painting is the responsibility of team members and may not be undertaken in the Watercraft Center. Teams are limited to a maximum of 4 persons, at least one of whom must be an adult. (6 hours).  Course Fee: $300.  Please Note: Completed boat has a maximum weight capacity of 110 pounds.  Minimum age: 8 yrs. old.  Advance registration. 252.728.7317. Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. 9 am - 4:30 pm. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. Other dates include: June 6, July 11, August 15 and September 19.

From: Sat, September 19 2015 - Sat, September 19 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Nine-Day Boatbuilding Course

Each student builds a traditional flat-bottomed skiff or a small round-bottomed boat over a one-week period. Participants will build their own flat-bottomed skiff or small expert’s guidance.  Students must discuss the boat they wish to build with the instructor before the class begins and receive his approval.  They take home their boats, which will be ready for primer, at the end of the course.  The course price includes the cost of all materials.  Tools are supplied, but participants are encouraged to bring their own battery-operated drills (including charger) and palm or orbital sanders. (64 hours).  Course Fee: $1,770.  Minimum age: 16 yrs. old.  Advance registration. 252.728.7317. Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. 9 am - 4:30 pm. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

Please Note:  A Boatbuilding Carpentry Course is a prerequisite for this course (either Traditional or Contemporary).  The extra materials (excluding sails) required for a sailing craft add $750 to the course fee.  (By pre-arrangement only, a discount of $1,000 is available for those wishing to take the course but not take home a boat.) Other dates include: June 13-21 and September 26-October 4.

From: Sat, September 26 2015 - Sun, October 04 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

25th Annual North Carolina Seafood Festival Regatta

8 am. Traditional skiff sailing prior to the Blessing of the Fleet. Launch and rig from the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center at the North Carolina Maritime Museum.  Sail from Beaufort to Morehead City.  Enjoy shrimp burgers on the Morehead City waterfront at 11 a.m.  Sail/race to Beaufort starts at 12 Noon.  A limited number of Friends of the NC Maritime Museum-owned traditional skiffs are available for use.  For additional information, or to register as skipper or crew, contact the Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum at 252-728-2762.  North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

From: Sun, October 04 2015 - Sun, October 04 2015

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Fall-in-the-Water Meet

1-5:30 pm. Traditional Small Craft Association hosts this gathering at the Gallants Channel docks. All small boats are welcome. Free boat rides for the public. Pig pickin': Ticketed event.  For more information, call 252.728.2762.  Proceeds from this event help support the operations of the Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum and the North Carolina Maritime Museum.  The event takes place at Gallants Channel, an extension of the NC Maritime Museum, located at 172 West Beaufort Road, Beaufort.  252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

From: Sat, October 17 2015 - Sat, October 17 2015

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Kindergarten Thanksgiving

9:00-11:30 am Monday-Friday on Nov. 2-6 & Nov 9-13. Similar to our Harvest Time, Kindergarten Thanksgiving is open for kindergarten classes. Children will visit the quaint Leffers Cottage to learn from Mr. Leffers and his family how they prepared for the winter months. Students will see open hearth cooking, butter churning, weaving and spinning and will have a lively conversation with Mr. Leffers himself! Reservations required. 252-728-5225, [email protected] 

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From: Mon, November 02 2015 - Fri, November 06 2015

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Friends of the NC Maritime Museum Boat Shop Base

6:30 - 10 pm. Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum host the annual Boat Shop Bash fundraising party for members & the public at the Harvey W. Watercraft Center.  This themed event includes music, food, and live and silent auctions. Costumes are optional. Space is limited.  Tickets can be purchased at the Museum Store or online at www.maritimefriends.org.  Proceeds from this event help support the operations of the Friends of the Maritime Museum and the North Carolina Maritime Museum.  252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

From: Sat, November 07 2015 - Sat, November 07 2015

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Kindergarten Thanksgiving

9:00-11:30 am Monday-Friday on Nov. 2-6 & Nov 9-13. Similar to our Harvest Time, Kindergarten Thanksgiving is open for kindergarten classes. Children will visit the quaint Leffers Cottage to learn from Mr. Leffers and his family how they prepared for the winter months. Students will see open hearth cooking, butter churning, weaving and spinning and will have a lively conversation with Mr. Leffers himself! Reservations required. 252-728-5225, [email protected] 

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From: Mon, November 09 2015 - Fri, November 13 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

Traditional Boatbuilding Carpentry Course

Traditional techniques, developed to solve woodworking problems unique to vernacular boatbuilding, are taught in this hands-on workshop.  Participants work as a team to construct a twelve to fourteen-foot version of a traditional “rack of eye” flat-bottomed skiff. In the process they learn how to set up the boat, spile and bend planks, plane bevels, erect framing, and explore fastening options and the characteristics of traditional boatbuilding woods. (12 hours).  Course Fee: $135.  Minimum age: 16 yrs. old.  This course counts as a pre-requisite for Nine-Day Boatbuilding Course.   Advance registration. 252.728.7317. 9 am - 4:30 pm. Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. Other dates include: March 14-15, May 16-17, August 22-23 and November 14-15.

From: Sat, November 14 2015 - Sun, November 15 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Jumble Sale

9 am - 3 pm. The Beaufort Historic Site turns into a community market with art, handmade crafts, holiday gifts, pre-loved treasures, antiques, clothing, food and much more. No admission fee. Vendor information is available.  252-728-5225, [email protected]

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From: Sat, November 21 2015 - Sat, November 21 2015

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Community Thanksgiving Feast

11:30 am - 1:00 pm. A traditional turkey dinner is provided by some of the area’s finest restaurants. Served at the Beaufort Historic Site, dinners are available for take-out or to enjoy under our tent. Admission fee. 252-728-5225, [email protected] 

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From: Sun, November 22 2015 - Sun, November 22 2015

Categories: Food/Wine History/Heritage Holiday

Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla

5:30 pm. The Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla features boats, yachts, oars, kayaks and commercial vessels decorated for the season.  The decorated boats can be seen at 5:30 p.m., on the Morehead City waterfront and at 6:15 p.m., on the Beaufort waterfront.  Boats may register to participate in the Flotilla by phone or mail, and until noon on Saturday, December 5, at the North Carolina Maritime Museum Store.   All decorated boats are judged and prizes for excellence and creativity are awarded at the Awards Party after the Flotilla in the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center located across the street from the museum. Cash prizes will be awarded!  Entry fee to participate.  252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

From: Sat, December 05 2015 - Sat, December 05 2015

Categories: Holiday Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Friends of the Maritime Museum Annual Meeting & Holiday Open House

2 pm. Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum's annual Membership Meeting at 2 pm. followed by a Holiday reception 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free.  For information, call 252.728.7317.  Learn more about the Friends at www.maritimefriends.org.  North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

From: Sun, December 06 2015 - Sun, December 06 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine History/Heritage Holiday

Contemporary Boatbuilding Carpentry Class

This course teaches different methods used for building round-bottomed boats.  Students learn about the different ways that these shapes are formed by looking at molds and constructed vessels.  They also examine and experience the properties of various boatbuilding materials including marine plywood, epoxy, fillers and resin products.  The advantages and limitations of different construction styles and the properties of the range of fasteners and adhesives for boat construction are also covered.  A small take home boat model of the students design will be produced from two sheets of 1/4 in. 18” x 24” marine plywood. (12 hours). Course Fee: $135.  Minimum age: 16 yrs. old.  This course counts as a pre-requisite for Nine-Day Boatbuilding Course.   Advance registration. 252.728.7317. Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. 9 am - 4:30 pm. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com. Other dates include: April 18-19, July 25-26, September 12-13 and December 12-13.

From: Sat, December 12 2015 - Sun, December 13 2015

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Beaufort Holiday ArtWalk

1-5:00 pm. Enjoy a festive day in Historic Downtown Beaufort, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and celebrate the season with art receptions and open houses at many downtown locations.  A wide variety of art from regional artists will be showcased throughout many of the downtown shops, galleries and restaurants. The Art Walk will begin at The Beaufort Historic Site, 130 Turner St.  Art Walk maps will be available at participating locations. 252-728-5225, [email protected] 

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From: Sat, December 12 2015 - Sat, December 12 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage Holiday

Historic Beaufort Candlelight Homes Tour

5-8 pm. Tour private homes in Beaufort and ride on the double-decker bus with carolers from local churches.  Homeowners will open their doors so that the public can delight in their festive décor and decorations.  Admission fee. 252-728-5225, [email protected] 

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From: Sat, December 12 2015 - Sat, December 12 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage