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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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Ice Skating on the Morehead City Waterfront

Celebrate the holiday season by skating on the Morehead City Waterfront. The Morehead City Parks & Recreation Department will be operating an outdoor artificial ice skating rink from Friday, December 19 – Sunday, January 4 (closed on 12/24 & 25). Admission fees are $5.00 per person (fee includes rental skates) for each 45-minute skating session. Skating sessions are limited to 50 people per session. For advanced admission ticket sales, please contact the MCPRD at 726-5083 or stop by the MCPRD office located at 1600 Fisher Street. Children ages 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult on the ice. All participants or parents/guardians of minor participants must read and sign a release waiver to skate.

***OPENING DAY ADMISSION SPECIAL – Friday, December 19***
Food Drive for Martha’s Mission: Free admission to a 45 minute skating session for each individual that donates 2 cans/non-perishable items.

Daily Skating Session Times (12/19/14 – 1/4/15) 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00
Closed on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day- New Year's Eve: 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 extended sessions
Rink Location: Katherine Davis Park parking lot (601 Arendell Street)

From: Fri, December 19 2014 - Sun, January 04 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Santa Visits Twisted Spoon Frozen Yogurt Bar

Santa will be at the Twisted Spoon Frozen Yogurt Bar on 12/19 and 12/21 from 1-4pm. Pictures and visit with Santa are free. Come get your Christmas wishes in before the big day. Twisted Spoon is located at 5000 Hwy 70 in Governor's Station Shopping Center next to Harris Teeter. 252.240.0080 for more information or email [email protected]

 

From: Sun, December 21 2014 - Sun, December 21 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Christmas Break Holiday Camp

The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department sponsors a Christmas Break Holiday Camp for grades K-8. This childcare program will be offered on the following dates: Mon., 12/22; Tue. 23; Mon., 12/29; Tue., 12/30; Wed., 12/31; and Fri., 1/2. Camp hours are 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at a cost of $15.00 per day. Campers need to provide their lunches daily. Camp staff supervises and promotes fun recreational activities in the classroom, gymnasium, playground, and game room. For more information go to https://moreheadcity.nc.gov/home-parks-recreation/ or call 252-726-5083.

From: Mon, December 22 2014 - Tue, December 23 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

"Crystal Coast Countdown"- A Countywide New Year's Celebration!

An exciting New Year's celebration for all ages beginning Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015-Saturday, Jan 2, 2016.  Come party Crystal Coast style!

The event will span multiple venues throughout the county and will feature indoor and outdoor activities with a lineup of musicians, storytellers, dance groups, tours, artists & art competitions and much more!  New Year’s night promises an exhilarating countdown to midnight complete with a “Crab Pot Drop”, live music and fireworks!

Join your family and friends (and make some new friends too!) for “Crystal Coast Countdown 2016”, bringing the community together for the ultimate New Year’s Eve celebration!  Check the website for a list of all activities, www.crystalcoastcountdown.com.

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From: Mon, December 29 2014 - Thu, January 01 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage Holiday

"Smoke on the Water" Bonfire at Atlantic Beach

As part of the Crystal Coast Countdown New Year's celebration, the Town of Atlantic Beach will host a bonfire with live music provided by Selah Dubb (Reggae). The free event takes place December 29th from 6-8:00 pm at the main public beach access "The Circle". 

From: Mon, December 29 2014 - Mon, December 29 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Scavenger Hunt

10 am at the Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation (7500 Emerald Drive). Search for hidden treasures along the multi-use path.  Prizes for the winners! 252-354-6350.

From: Mon, December 29 2014 - Mon, December 29 2014

Categories: Holiday Local Outdoors/Nature

Morehead City Port Tours

11 am and 2 pm.  See the port behind the scenes.  ID required for Homeland Security.  Please RSVP before Dec 29, 2014 to [email protected] or call 252-808-4221.  When registering provide names of guests, drivers license number and state.  All guests should arrive 15 minutes prior to tour.

From: Mon, December 29 2014 - Mon, December 29 2014

Categories: History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature

Christmas Break Holiday Camp

The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department sponsors a Christmas Break Holiday Camp for grades K-8. This childcare program will be offered on the following dates: Mon., 12/22; Tue. 23; Mon., 12/29; Tue., 12/30; Wed., 12/31; and Fri., 1/2. Camp hours are 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at a cost of $15.00 per day. Campers need to provide their lunches daily. Camp staff supervises and promotes fun recreational activities in the classroom, gymnasium, playground, and game room. For more information go to https://moreheadcity.nc.gov/home-parks-recreation/ or call 252-726-5083.

From: Mon, December 29 2014 - Tue, December 30 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

NC Aquarium Holiday Camps

Holiday camps at the Aquarium combine fun and learning into wintertime adventures for children in grades 2-6 during the December holiday break. Participants enjoy outdoor explorations such as hikes on the nature trail. Indoors, the action continues as campers tour the Aquarium, go behind the scenes for animal encounters and feedings, talk with aquarists about animal care, and join in other fun and educational activities.

Camps are geared for one age group per day - Dec. 29 is for grades 1-2, Dec. 30 for grades 3-4 and Dec. 31 for grades 5-6. Camps run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Advance registration and payment of the $40 fee are required. Aquarium members pay $36. Register by phone, at the Aquarium or online. Space is limited so early registration is advised.

More camps are scheduled for school holidays in early 2015. Check the website for details.

From: Mon, December 29 2014 - Wed, December 31 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Scrap Exchange, Art by the Truckload

12 pm & 4 pm at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores.  The activity is free with general admission to the aquarium. 252-247-4003.

From: Tue, December 30 2014 - Tue, December 30 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Beach Hayride

2-5 pm. Enjoy a beach hayride along our beautiful Crystal Coast. Tours will depart from the Clamdigger Inn public beach access. Sponsored by the Town of Pine Knoll Shores. (252) 247-4353 FREE EVENT

From: Tue, December 30 2014 - Tue, December 30 2014

Categories: Holiday Outdoors/Nature

Crystal Coast Countdown at the History Place

December 31st, Crystal Coast Countdown at the History Place (A New Year's Eve Celebration) Location: The History Place (1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City)

Hosted by the Carteret County Historical Society, 10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Admission: By donation – various craft activities in the museum’s auditorium.

This year, the museum is participating in the Crystal Coast Countdown (CCC) – a regional New Year’s Eve extravaganza for the whole family. Discounts will be given to those who purchase CCC buttons, which are now available through the tourism bureau. Go to www.facebook.com/crystalcoastcountdown to get more information about the buttons. In the museum, we will have craft and multiple “areas of distraction” for all ages – pirate hat making, fishing for artifacts, and other activities to keep you and your kids busy on the eve of the New Year!

From: Wed, December 31 2014 - Wed, December 31 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

NC Maritime Museum "Countdown" Event

Noon - 5 pm. Come prepare for the countdown to 2015. Visit the Museum to design your own New Year’s hat and glasses to ring in the New Year in style.  For a complete schedule of events visit www.crystalcountdown.com.   252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

From: Wed, December 31 2014 - Wed, December 31 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage Holiday

Scramble Golf Tournament

11 am. Country Club of the Crystal Coast (152 Oakleaf Drive, Pine Knoll Shores) Fee: $40.  To register contact Scott Sherrill at the Town of Pine Knoll Shores, 252-247-4353 X 11.

From: Wed, December 31 2014 - Wed, December 31 2014

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Marshmallows and Resolutions

5 pm on the Beaufort waterfront (parking lot at Front and Queen Streets).  A New Year's Roast for the whole family. 

From: Wed, December 31 2014 - Wed, December 31 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage Holiday

Pirate Plunge!

7 pm Beaufort waterfront at the Beaufort docks & the Dockhouse restaurant. Beaufort's Pirate, Captain Shack, drops off the plank and into the drink for this entertaining spin on a New Year's tradition. 

From: Wed, December 31 2014 - Wed, December 31 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Party at the Park!

9 pm-Midnight at Katherine Davis Park (Arendell and 6th Streets, Morehead City). Live music and fireworks at midnight.

From: Wed, December 31 2014 - Wed, December 31 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage Holiday

Crab Pot Drop

Midnight at Katherine Davis Park (Arendell and 6th Streets, Morehead City). Some cities drop a ball at midnight to ring in the New Year, but Morehead City drops a big lighted crab pot! Fireworks to follow!

From: Wed, December 31 2014 - Wed, December 31 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Emerald lsle's New Year's Fireworks

Help ring in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display at midnight at the Bogue Inlet Pier (100 Bogue Inlet Drive, Emerald Isle)

From: Wed, December 31 2014 - Wed, December 31 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Mac Daddy's New Year's Eve Party

Location: Mac Daddy's (130 Golfin Dolphin Drive, Cape Carteret- 252-393-6565). Time: 7:00 pm.

Champagne toast at midnight plus experience the most colorful balloon drop around! Dance to the hottest hits of today plus some of your old favorites. Enjoy 20% off appetizers and drink specials. 

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From: Wed, December 31 2014 - Wed, December 31 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Fort Macon New Year's Cannon Firing

Start New Year’s off with a bang at Fort Macon State Park. We will be ringing in the new year with the help of our three 32-pounder cannons with a special night firing demonstration.  The cannons will be fired at 7:00 pm to coincide with midnight in Greenwich England, which is the location all other time zones are set. We do not do night cannon shoots very often, so don’t miss out on this special opportunity.  It will be spectacular!

Because the cannons shoot across the park road, for safety the park gate will be closed promptly at 6:55 pm and no one will be allowed in or out until the program has concluded around 7:30. Please come early, dressed for the weather, and feel free to bring a small camp/beach chair. As a reminder, alcohol is not permitted in North Carolina’s State Parks. Note: If it is really cold the huge visitor center will be open to stay warm and you can walk down to the fort right before the firing. 252-726-3775

From: Wed, December 31 2014 - Wed, December 31 2014

Categories: History/Heritage Holiday Outdoors/Nature

Penguin Plunge! Atlantic Beach Circle/Boardwalk- 1 pm

The 2015 Penguin Plunge charity is the Carteret County Humane Society. Gather your friends and family for the 12th annual Penguin Plunge on Thursday, January 1, 2015 at the Circle in Atlantic Beach, NC. Registration for the one-day event will begin at 10:00 a.m. on the Boardwalk in front of the Crab’s Claw Restaurant. Penguins will splash into the chilly Atlantic water at 1:00PM. Penguin Plunge has grown annually to include over 700 “penguins,” with thousands of spectators cheering them to the water. The “penguins” donate a minimum of $10 ($5 for children 12 and under) to participate in the event. Donations of $20 include an event t-shirt; donations of $35 include a sweatshirt. A limited number of Penguin Plunge beach towels are also available for purchase at $30.

Participants are encouraged to pre-register online at www.penguin-plunge.org or by mail. Registration forms can be downloaded from the website. Participants should plan to arrive in time to register and be prepared to head for the ocean at 1:00pm. “Penguins” should wear bathing suits and should not wear wetsuits. Costumes add to the festivities and are encouraged. Organizers would like to remind participants to use the buddy system and be in good health before participating in the Penguin Plunge. A towel and warm clothes are also recommended for after the Plunge when prizes will be
presented.

For more information and the latest updates about the 2015 Penguin Plunge, visit www.penguin-plunge.org or visit our “Penguin Plunge” Facebook page. You may also call 252.808.7485. Penguin Plunge mascot, Gilbert, will also be posting last-minute updates on his “Penguin Plunge” Twitter page.

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From: Thu, January 01 2015 - Thu, January 01 2015

Categories: Holiday Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Resolution Run (1mile/5K)

9 am at the corner of Turner and Front Streets, Beaufort waterfront. Registration begins at 8 am.  Pre-register, 252-528-0026.

From: Thu, January 01 2015 - Thu, January 01 2015

Categories: Holiday Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

First Day Hike at Fort Macon

Start the New Year with some fresh air!  Join a Ranger at Fort Macon State Park and 'burn off' some of that holiday fruit cake.  Every North Carolina state park and recreation area is hosting a First Day Hike on January 1st.  At Fort Macon, we will be offering two hikes.  One will be an easy stroll around the nature trail and inlet beach.  The second hike option will be a 3 mile strenuous loop hike through the dunes from the visitor center to the bathhouse and then back to the visitor center.  The strenuous hike will be worth it when you see the breathtaking panoramic views that stretch all the way from the Cape Lookout lighthouse to Emerald Isle on a clear day.  So there will be a hike to fit everyone’s ability.

Both hikes will start at 9:00 a.m. on January 1st in the visitor center parking lot, and the event is weather dependent.  Please dress for the temperature, and remember to wear layers so you can remove a layer once you warm up during the hike.  Wind may also be a factor so a hat is recommended. 252-726-3775

From: Thu, January 01 2015 - Thu, January 01 2015

Categories: History/Heritage Holiday

Friday Free Flick

7 pm at the Emerald Isle Community Center (7500 Emerald Drive). 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, January 09 2015 - Fri, January 09 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, 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

The Crystal Coast Wedding Salon

Let us help celebrate and plan your beach wedding! The Crystal Coast Wedding Salon is a weekend full of wedding planning events and fun for the destination bride. Locations: Doubletree by Hilton, Ocean Club and Coral Bay Club in Atlantic Beach. Let us help celebrate and plan your beach wedding! For complete details visit the website, http://www.crystalcoastweddingsalon.com/index.html 

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

Categories: Local

NC Aquarium's Succulent Seafood Series

Find out how to cook the catch of the day with the Succulent Seafood series presented by the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. The Aquarium teams up with top restaurants to dish up recipes and tips on selecting, preparing and serving fresh, seasonal, local seafood. Succulent Seafood sessions are scheduled for selected Mondays and occasionally other weekdays at 2 p.m.

Aquarium staff members share information on the life cycles and habitats of featured seafood species. Chefs provide favorite recipes and personal insights on preparing finfish, shellfish and crustaceans. A taste test of the featured entrées and appetizers tops off each gathering. The current line-up includes:

Jan. 13- Riverside Steak & Seafood, Swansboro
Jan. 26- Island Grille, Atlantic Beach
Feb. 2- Ruddy Ducks, Morehead City

Succulent Seafood is for ages 12 and up; $15 per person, per session. Advance registration is required. Register online at the Aquarium’s website or call 252-247-4003 for more information.

From: Tue, January 13 2015 - Tue, January 13 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine

Merry Time for Tots: Pirate Hooks & Peg Legs

10-11:00 am. Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort to explore the world of pirates!  Following a story about a boy that joined a pirate crew everyone will get to make their own pirate hats and explore what is inside a pirate treasure chest (it isn’t just gold and jewels!).  Along with learning about pirates students will review their senses, body parts (head, nose, fingers, etc.) and their colors.  Ages 2-5.  Free.  Space is limited, pre-registration is required.  Call the Museum at 252-728-7317.  Program by School & Group Coordinator Christine Brin.  North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

From: Wed, January 14 2015 - Wed, January 14 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

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

Crystal Coast Bridal Fair

BRIDES TO BE YOU'RE INVITED TO THE LARGEST BRIDAL EVENT ON THE COAST OF NORTH CAROLINA.  VISIT WITH OVER 50 OF THE AREAS TOP WEDDING PROFESSIONALS.  TALK WITH VENDORS INTIMATELY ABOUT SERVICES AND PRODUCTS THEY OFFER WITHOUT THE PRESSURE OF PURCHASING.  THE CRYSTAL COAST BRIDAL FAIR IS HELD ANNUALLY AT THE CRYSTAL COAST CIVIC CENTER IN MOREHEAD CITY.

ENJOY FASHION SHOWS FEATURING THE LATEST IN STYLES & TRENDS.  SAMPLE THE FARE OF GREAT CATERERS.  SEE WORK OF THE TOP WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS & FLORIST.  LIVE MUSIC.  PRIZES, SAMPLES AND DISCOUNTS.  YOU & YOUR GUEST WILL HAVE A BALL AT THE CRYSTAL COAST BRIDAL FAIR. WWW.CRYSTALCOASTBRIDALFAIR.COM, 252-240-3256

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From: Sat, January 17 2015 - Sat, January 17 2015

Categories: Local

Coastal Culture and Waterfowl Watching Trip

Observe the migration of wintering waterfowl at Wildlife Refuges and National Seashores in Eastern North Carolina. Learn about the unique history of our coastal communities as well.  Museum staff will lead you on a whirlwind tour through the remote but beautiful regions of Pamlico, Hyde and Dare Counties for this annual trip. This is an overnight adventure and requires pre-registration. Reservations: $70* Hotel reservations and meals not included.   Space is limited.  252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com    

From: Thu, January 22 2015 - Fri, January 23 2015

Categories: 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, January 24 2015 - Sun, January 25 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Mac Daddy's 5th Annual Winter Festival

10 am - 5 pm at Mac Daddy's (130 Golfin Dolphin Drive, Cape Carteret, 252-393-6565). 

Arts & Crafts, jewelry, home decor, face painting, cake walk, games & more. Fun for the whole family! www.mymacdaddys.com 

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Crystal Ball

The Crystal Ball, presented by the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce, returns to the beach on Saturday evening, January 24. “After a three-year hiatus from the beach, the 2015 Crystal Ball is back where it started and flourished,” said Chamber Chair Bill Rogerson. “Our venue is the DoubleTree by Hilton Atlantic Beach Oceanfront Hotel, 2717 W. Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach.”

This is a dinner-dance, and attire is black tie optional for gentlemen.  (Business suits are perfectly acceptable.) The ticket price will remain the same – $45 per person.  Make your reservation by calling the Chamber at 726-6350.  Pay with cash, check, MasterCard or VISA.

Sponsor tables for eight with amenities are $385, and sponsors can be invoiced.  DJ and cash bar throughout the evening. Take the elevator home.  The DoubleTree is reserving a block of overnight rooms for Chamber members and guests who will be attending the Crystal Ball.  Mention the Crystal Ball and ask for the special rate when booking.  Call the DoubleTree at 240-1155.  

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

NC Aquarium's Succulent Seafood Series

Find out how to cook the catch of the day with the Succulent Seafood series presented by the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. The Aquarium teams up with top restaurants to dish up recipes and tips on selecting, preparing and serving fresh, seasonal, local seafood. Succulent Seafood sessions are scheduled for selected Mondays and occasionally other weekdays at 2 p.m.

Aquarium staff members share information on the life cycles and habitats of featured seafood species. Chefs provide favorite recipes and personal insights on preparing finfish, shellfish and crustaceans. A taste test of the featured entrées and appetizers tops off each gathering. The current line-up includes:

Jan. 13- Riverside Steak & Seafood, Swansboro
Jan. 26- Island Grille, Atlantic Beach
Feb. 2- Ruddy Ducks, Morehead City

Succulent Seafood is for ages 12 and up; $15 per person, per session. Advance registration is required. Register online at the Aquarium’s website or call 252-247-4003 for more information.

From: Mon, January 26 2015 - Mon, January 26 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine

History of Whaling in NC

Noon- Pack a lunch for the Brown Bag Gam during your lunch hour.   Associate Museum Curator Benjamin Wunderly will cover the history of whaling activities that took place in North Carolina. Harvesting these giants was not a full time occupation but when a whale was caught it could bring in some extra income for local fishermen. Gam is defined as a friendly conversation between whalers or to visit with another ship while at sea.  Free Admission.  Walk-ins welcome.  252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

From: Wed, January 28 2015 - Wed, January 28 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

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

4th Annual International Film Series

Sponsored by Carteret Community College Foundation

For Non-Dinner Participants - No Ticket Needed. Location: Joslyn Hall - Carteret Community College Campus - Morehead City. Movies begin at 6:00 p.m. Suggested donation of $5. Enjoy pastries of the culture of each film by Alex & Brett, Inc.

Dinner & A Movie
Reservations Required - Private Showing At 8PM. Partake of delicious international faire, by Seaside Sensations Catering Service, that reflects the culture of each international award-winning film, then stroll over to Joslyn Hall where an exclusive viewing of the film awaits you! Vegetarian option available upon advanced request.Dinner at 6:00 p.m. at the Crystal Coast Civic Center. Series Tickets: $140 per person.Individual Tickets: $40 per person. Dinner Reservations Required - Space Is Limited. Contact Tiffany Taylor: 252-222-6056 or [email protected]

From: Fri, January 30 2015 - Fri, January 30 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Vikings, Basques, and Whaling in the Medieval North Atlantic

7 pm. Join us as Associate Professor of History Dr. Vicki Szabo of Western Carolina University presents on North Atlantic Right Whale populations and the methods used to hunt them during the Viking Age through early modern history. Dr. Szabo will include Icelandic sagas, laws and early manuscript illuminations and illustrations in her presentation. Her program will address endangered North Atlantic right whale populations focusing on methods used for acquiring whales from the Viking Age into the 1700s.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Museum, admission to the event is free.  Walk-ins welcome.  A $5 per person donation is suggested. For more information, please call 252-728-7317 or email [email protected]  North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

From: Fri, January 30 2015 - Fri, January 30 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

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

The Carroll A. Deering Mystery

Noon- Pack a lunch for the Brown Bag Gam during your lunch hour and join Associate Curator Benjamin Wunderly to learn about the Carroll A. Deering.  This five-masted commercial schooner ran aground off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, in 1921 with its crew missing.  The Deering is one of the most written-about maritime mysteries in history. Gam is defined as a friendly conversation between whalers or to visit with another ship while at sea.  Free Admission.  Walk-ins welcome.  252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

From: Sat, January 31 2015 - Sat, January 31 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

NC Aquarium's Succulent Seafood Series

Find out how to cook the catch of the day with the Succulent Seafood series presented by the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. The Aquarium teams up with top restaurants to dish up recipes and tips on selecting, preparing and serving fresh, seasonal, local seafood. Succulent Seafood sessions are scheduled for selected Mondays and occasionally other weekdays at 2 p.m.

Aquarium staff members share information on the life cycles and habitats of featured seafood species. Chefs provide favorite recipes and personal insights on preparing finfish, shellfish and crustaceans. A taste test of the featured entrées and appetizers tops off each gathering. The current line-up includes:

Jan. 13- Riverside Steak & Seafood, Swansboro
Jan. 26- Island Grille, Atlantic Beach
Feb. 2- Ruddy Ducks, Morehead City

Succulent Seafood is for ages 12 and up; $15 per person, per session. Advance registration is required. Register online at the Aquarium’s website or call 252-247-4003 for more information.

From: Mon, February 02 2015 - Mon, February 02 2015

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Carolina Chocolate Festival

9:00am- 6:00pm Saturday & 10:00am - 3:00 pm Sunday at the Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City

Chocolate Vendors galore! Wall to wall chocolate cakes and tortes to chocolate bars and ice cream, the event offers more than a sampling of everything chocolate. Join in the fun of the hourly pudding eating contest! Chocolate door prizes given away.. Buy your Festival chocolate bar... did you win the GOLDEN TICKET ?  Golden Ticket GRAND PRIZE  TRIP TO HERSHEY PARK for 4 !!  Tickets are $8.00 for Adults, $2.00 for kids 5-12;(under 5 free)

Saturday- 1:00pm Cakewalk, 1:15pm Live Auction of Pro/Am Competition Cakes/Tarts
www.carolinachocolatefestival.com or [email protected]

 

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From: Sat, February 07 2015 - Sun, February 08 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine

Cocoa 5K/Fun Run

8:00am (7:00 am check in)
Carteret Community College/CMAST Building
$25 per person / $45 per family of (4)  (1 tee shirt per entry)
To register visit www.carolinachocolatefestival.com 
[email protected] 

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

Categories: Food/Wine Sports/Athletics

Chocolate Spa

9:00am- 2:00pm at Carteret Community College, Morehead City
Massage, Reflexology, Facial, “Mini”Pedicure, and Manicure all while indulging in chocolates and beverages
$75.00 per person (includes ticket to Chocolate Festival)
www.carolinachocolatefestival.com or [email protected]

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

Categories: Food/Wine

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

Friday Free Flick

7 pm at the Emerald Isle Community Center (7500 Emerald Drive). 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, February 13 2015 - Fri, February 13 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Empty Bowls

The 2015 Empty Bowls fundraiser to benefit Hope Mission Soup Kitchen and Martha's Mission Pantry and  will be Wednesday, February 18, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City, NC. For more information, call Hope Mission at 252 515 4362 or Dawn at 252 354 4591. The $20 tickets can be purchased after the first Monday in January from Handscapes Gallery in Beaufort; Cape Carteret Aquatic Center; Webb Library, or Hope Mission and allows the choice of two delicious soups and a unique handmade pottery creation.

From: Wed, February 18 2015 - Wed, February 18 2015

Categories: Local

Art from the Heart

This three-week exhibition and sale of original, innovative and traditional works by area artists occurs each year in mid-February, with the opening reception on the Friday night before Valentine's Day. The show usually includes more than 165 artists, proving that the arts are alive and well in Carteret County. The Arts Council of Carteret County organizes and funds this fine-arts event. Any artist can place up to three pieces in the show.  Combined with an annual exhibit of work by area school children, this exhibition is a great opportunity for art lovers to view and buy original oils and acrylics; water media; photography and computer generated art; glass, stone, fiber arts and other three-dimensional artwork; pastels and drawings; and mixed media. Proceeds benefit the artists and the Arts Council. Admission is free.
WHERE:   The Morehead Plaza, Morehead City, NC, between Snap Fitness and the former Home Emporium. Please note: This show is not
being held in the Morehead Plaza units in which AFH was held for the past two years.  

AFTH opens Friday, February 20, 2015 at 5:30 pm (reception and awards).  Artists, their guests and the public are invited.  Public admission to the gallery and awards reception will be free.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: Fri, February 20 2015 - Sat, March 07 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

4th Annual International Film Series

Sponsored by Carteret Community College Foundation

For Non-Dinner Participants - No Ticket Needed. Location: Joslyn Hall - Carteret Community College Campus - Morehead City. Movies begin at 6:00 p.m. Suggested donation of $5. Enjoy pastries of the culture of each film by Alex & Brett, Inc.

Dinner & A Movie
Reservations Required - Private Showing At 8PM. Partake of delicious international faire, by Seaside Sensations Catering Service, that reflects the culture of each international award-winning film, then stroll over to Joslyn Hall where an exclusive viewing of the film awaits you! Vegetarian option available upon advanced request.Dinner at 6:00 p.m. at the Crystal Coast Civic Center. Series Tickets: $140 per person.Individual Tickets: $40 per person. Dinner Reservations Required - Space Is Limited. Contact Tiffany Taylor: 252-222-6056 or [email protected]

From: Fri, February 20 2015 - Fri, February 20 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

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 - Thu, February 26 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Ports & Pilots

1:30-3:30 pm. Morehead City was encouraged to be established as a port terminal in the mid-19th century by Governor John Motely Morehead. With access to deep water and a rail line that was completed to Sheppard Point in the late 1850’s the idea took hold. Today, the port in Carteret County is one of two state ports operated by North Carolina. Come see what takes place at the State Port in Morehead City, part of our country's economic engine.  Fee: $5. Fee includes video presentation on harbor pilots and transportation to the port.  Advance registration required. Cut off for sign up is one week prior to program date.  252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

From: Wed, March 04 2015 - Wed, March 04 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

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

Merry Time for Tots: Boats that Float

10-11:00 am. Preschoolers and their caregivers will learn to judge different items (cannon balls, toy boats, spoons, etc.) and decide if they will float or sink before testing their “hypothesis” with a VERY scientific experiment in a pool of water. Students will also learn about some of the different boats that frequent our coast before making their very own blow boats from kits supplied by the Museum’s Watercraft Center.  Ages 2-5. Free. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. Call the Museum at 252-728-7317. Program by School & Group Coordinator Christine Brin. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.

From: Wed, March 11 2015 - Wed, March 11 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

Brown Bag Gam: The Wreck of the Caribsea

Noon- Pack a lunch for the Brown Bag Gam during your lunch hour and join Associate Museum Curator Benjamin Wunderly for an informal discussion on the wreck of the Caribsea, a casualty of World War II. This cargo freighter was sunk by a German U-boat off of Cape Lookout on March 11, 1942.  Gam is defined as a friendly conversation between whalers or to visit with another ship while at sea. Free Admission. Reservations preferred. 252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

From: Wed, March 11 2015 - Wed, March 11 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

Friday Free Flick

7 pm at the Emerald Isle Community Center (7500 Emerald Drive). 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, March 13 2015 - Fri, March 13 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Emerald Isle St. Patrick's Festival

23rd  Annual Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival sponsored by Transportation Impact on Saturday, March 15th from 9am-6pm at the Emerald Plantation shopping center.  Admission and parking are free for the festival.

The festival features over 75 arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, clowns and static displays along with amusement rides, a climbing wall, face painters, and many other fun, family-oriented activities. As always, the festival will feature delicious foods such as corned beef and cabbage, shrimp burgers, hamburgers and hot dogs, Mediterranean cuisine, BBQ, funnel cakes, fried peanuts, cotton candy and much, much more.  Festival goers can also enjoy a beer garden.  The Little Ms. & Mr. Leprechaun Contest will take place on the main stage at 10am.  The contest is for boys and girls ages 2-3 and 4-5 with each participant being judged on the originality and creativity of their costume and overall stage presentation. Contest organizers require pre-registration by 12pm on Thursday, March 12th and ask that participants be under the main stage’s tent by 9:30am on the day of the event.  Please contact 252.354.6350 to register.

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

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

Shackleford Banks: Horses, Hiking & History

9:45 am -1:45 pm- Experience Outer Banks heritage and wildlife during this guided hike on a National Seashore Island. Come find out what makes Shackleford Banks such a unique barrier island, from the early settlers and whaling villages to tales of Blackbeard the pirate and wild horses that roam the sandy beaches. Associate Curator Benjamin Wunderly will guide participants on a hike in this designated wilderness area managed by the National Park Service as part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore. Not suitable for children under 6 yrs. old. Fee: $30. Advance registration required. Call the Museum at 252.728.7317.  North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

From: Mon, March 16 2015 - Mon, March 16 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

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

Brown Bag Gam: Whales of the North Carolina Coast

Noon- Targeted for oil or food, the whales of our world have struggled for existence. Come learn about whales that occur off North Carolina and some of the challenges these protected species face today. This presentation will be led by Museum Natural Science Curator Keith Rittmaster. Free Admission. 252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com

From: Tue, March 24 2015 - Tue, March 24 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

37th Annual Newport Pig Cooking Contest

The USA's Largest Whole Hog BBQ Pig Cookin' invites you to join us for two days of food, fun and springtime celebrations.  Location: Newport Town Park, 200 Howard Blvd., Newport, NC. Crafts, variety of foods, BBQ plates, funnel cakes, bake sale, amusement rides, live entertainment and more!  Free admission.  Pig cooking contest with cash prizes! For more information call or visit, 252-223-PIGS, www.newportpigcooking.com

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From: Fri, March 27 2015 - Sat, March 28 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine

4th Annual International Film Series

Sponsored by Carteret Community College Foundation

For Non-Dinner Participants - No Ticket Needed. Location: Joslyn Hall - Carteret Community College Campus - Morehead City. Movies begin at 6:00 p.m. Suggested donation of $5. Enjoy pastries of the culture of each film by Alex & Brett, Inc.

Dinner & A Movie
Reservations Required - Private Showing At 8PM. Partake of delicious international faire, by Seaside Sensations Catering Service, that reflects the culture of each international award-winning film, then stroll over to Joslyn Hall where an exclusive viewing of the film awaits you! Vegetarian option available upon advanced request.Dinner at 6:00 p.m. at the Crystal Coast Civic Center. Series Tickets: $140 per person.Individual Tickets: $40 per person. Dinner Reservations Required - Space Is Limited. Contact Tiffany Taylor: 252-222-6056 or [email protected]

From: Fri, March 27 2015 - Fri, March 27 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Emerald Isle Marathon, Half-Marathon, & 5K Races

The inaugural Emerald Isle Marathon (26.2 miles), and the 2nd annual Half-Marathon (13.1 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles) races will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015!  Learn more and sign up today at  http://www.emeraldislerun.com/ , and start your training program now!

Last year's event (Half-Marathon and 5K only) raised a total of $42,000 for bicycle path improvements in Emerald Isle, and this year's event is expected to surpass that total with the addition of a full marathon.  Proceeds from the 2015 event will be shared equally between the American Heart Association and the Town's bicycle path network.  

The Marathon and Half-Marathon are each limited to 1,000 runners, and the 5K is capped at 500 runners.  The earlier you sign up, the better your chances of getting in, and the lower the registration fee!  We hope to see you on March 28 on what we hope will be a beautiful spring day in Emerald Isle.  Bring your family and friends along for a great early beach weekend!

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

Categories: Sports/Athletics

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

Carolina Maritime Model Society Meeting

2 pm- The Carolina Maritime Model Society exists to promote the active participation in building ship models, a craft as old as shipbuilding itself.  The group 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.  Membership is open to all members of the Friends of the Maritime Museum. 252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

Easter Egg Hunt

Location: Emerald Isle Community Center (7500 Emerald Drive) Time: 1 pm. Easter Egg Hunt & Festivities will take place on Sunday, April 13th at Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation beginning at 12pm (noon).  Join the EI Bunny at noon for festivities including sidewalk chalking, face painting, music and more.  Sharply at 1pm the egg hunting whistle will be blown.  Egg hunters should bring their own basket and arrive prior to 12:45.  There is no fee to participate in the egg hunt.  Three age categories: Ages 4 & Under • Ages 5 to 8 • Ages 9 to 12.  Prizes will be awarded in each age group for the person(s) finding the EI bunny’s prize eggs.  Joy the Clown will be present for fun face painting! The EI bunny himself will be on hand for photographs and to award the prizes.  Everyone is invited!  No registration is required.

From: Sun, March 29 2015 - Sun, March 29 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Merry Time for Tots: Shark Tales (NEW)

10-11:00 am. By popular demand we have created a new Merry Time for Tot program focusing on sharks! Children and their caregivers are invited to learn about sharks starting from their teeth and ending with their tails. This exciting program will give students the chance to handle a few different shark’s teeth and create their own shark fin hats to wear home. As with all of our Merry Time for Tots programs this program not only focuses on teaching kids about sharks but will also touch on the importance of brushing your teeth and getting along with others.  Ages 2-5. Free. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. Call the Museum at 252-728-7317. Program by School & Group Coordinator Christine Brin.  North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

From: Wed, April 08 2015 - Wed, April 08 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

Friday Free Flick

7 pm at the Emerald Isle Community Center (7500 Emerald Drive). 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, April 10 2015 - Fri, April 10 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

4th Annual International Film Series

Sponsored by Carteret Community College Foundation

For Non-Dinner Participants - No Ticket Needed. Location: Joslyn Hall - Carteret Community College Campus - Morehead City. Movies begin at 6:00 p.m. Suggested donation of $5. Enjoy pastries of the culture of each film by Alex & Brett, Inc.

Dinner & A Movie
Reservations Required - Private Showing At 8PM. Partake of delicious international faire, by Seaside Sensations Catering Service, that reflects the culture of each international award-winning film, then stroll over to Joslyn Hall where an exclusive viewing of the film awaits you! Vegetarian option available upon advanced request.Dinner at 6:00 p.m. at the Crystal Coast Civic Center. Series Tickets: $140 per person.Individual Tickets: $40 per person. Dinner Reservations Required - Space Is Limited. Contact Tiffany Taylor: 252-222-6056 or [email protected]

From: Fri, April 10 2015 - Fri, April 10 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Kayak for Kids

1-3:00 pm. What a great time of year to be on the water! Sign up your child for a kayak trip with the Maritime Museum.  Associate Curator Benjamin Wunderly will teach the safe and smart way to kayak in this class for 8-14 year olds.  Instructions and safety lessons followed by a guided paddle trip (not a very far one though!).  Participants should know how to swim and feel comfortable with being on the water. Reservations: $45, $25 with own kayak. Advance registration. Call the Museum at 252.728.7317.  North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com

From: Fri, April 10 2015 - Fri, April 10 2015

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, 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

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 11 2015 - Sat, April 11 2015

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

Brown Bag Gam: The Oyster Fishery of North Carolina

Noon- Pack a lunch for the Brown Bag Gam during your lunch hour and join Associate Museum Curator Benjamin Wunderly for an informal discussion on the Oyster Fishery of North Carolina. Unlock the mystery of this amazing bi-valve. Participants will learn about the importance of the oyster, the history of harvesting them in North Carolina and what researchers and conservationists are doing today with Crassostrea virginica, the Eastern Oyster. Gam is defined as a friendly conversation between whalers or to visit with another ship while at sea. Free Admission. Walk-ins welcome. 252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

From: Wed, April 15 2015 - Wed, April 15 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

King Mackerel & The Blues are Running

Location: Joslyn Hall on the campus of Carteret Community College, Morehead City. The Coastal Cohorts will be performing songs and stories from their popular musical  King Mackerel & The Blues Are Running and the sequel CD Wild Ponies. The Cohorts’ original music celebrates life on the Carolina coast with a combination of ballads and upbeat tunes, flavored by humor and the poetry of the natural world. 252-222-6200

From: Fri, April 17 2015 - Sat, April 18 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

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

Beaufort Wine & Food Weekend

Beaufort Wine and Food has become one of the area’s premier tourism destinations, winning many accolades along the way including being named a Top 20 Event for April by the Southeast Tourism Society for the 10th consecutive year. The heart of Beaufort Wine & Food takes place the last full weekend in April, putting on more than 20 events in a five day period. www.beaufortwineandfood.com, 252-515-0708

From: Wed, April 22 2015 - Sun, April 26 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine History/Heritage

Brown Bag Gam: Beaufort’s Dolphins

Noon- Pack a lunch for the Brown Bag Gam during your lunch hour and join Museum Natural Science Curator Keith Rittmaster for an informal discussion about the biology, behavior, and conservation issues affecting "Beaufort’s Dolphins."  Bottlenose dolphins occur in Beaufort year-round but they’re not the same individuals and we’re learning a lot from photo-ID and stranding response.  Gam is defined as a friendly conversation between whalers or to visit with another ship while at sea.  Free Admission. No advance registration. Walk-ins welcome. 252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

From: Wed, April 22 2015 - Wed, April 22 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

Beaufort Wine and Food's Wine Dinners

These multi-course offerings are set in some of the Crystal Coast’s most sought out restaurants. Guests at these events can look forward to meeting winemakers and chefs while experiencing a truly amazing meal. www.beaufortwineandfood.com, 252-515-0708

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From: Thu, April 23 2015 - Thu, April 23 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine

Beaufort Wine & Food Grand Reserve Tasting & Auction

Set against the backdrop of beautiful Taylor’s Creek, the Grand Reserve Tasting and Auction features wine & food pairings by guest chefs, winemakers and wine distributors, as well as live music. A live and silent auction will take place giving guests the opportunity to bid on a variety of exciting items such as reserve and large format wines, trips, excursions and dinners. www.beaufortwineandfood.com, 252-515-0708

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From: Fri, April 24 2015 - Fri, April 24 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine

Kayak through History

1-4:00 pm. Learn about local history while on the water. Associate Curator Benjamin Wunderly will provide basic instruction and safety lessons followed by a relaxing paddle through a salt marsh.  Ages 12 and up, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants must know how to swim and some kayak experience is recommended. Reservations: $50, $30 with own kayak. Advance registration. 252.728.7317.  North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

From: Fri, April 24 2015 - Fri, April 24 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts 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

Vin de Mer Epicurean Village

The heart of Beaufort Wine and Food, where guests are immersed in a controlled chaos where 300 wine labels and dozens of local and regional restaurants come together in perfect harmony. www.beaufortwineandfood.com, 252-515-0708

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine

Beer, Bubbles & BBQ

Beaufort Wine and Food’s energy peaks at the Saturday night Beer Bubbles and BBQ event. Pitmasters, brewmeisters and bubble-makers will once again descend on Gallant’s Channel to bring you an evening filled with big music, big food and big drinks. www.beaufortwineandfood.com, 252-515-0708

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine

Historic Wine Walkabout

Enjoy wine and food pairings in some of Beaufort’s most beautiful historic homes! Mingle with guest chefs and winemakers in the relaxed atmosphere of NC’s third oldest town while enjoying courses at each stop on the walkabout. www.beaufortwineandfood.com, 252-515-0708

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

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Crystal Coast Earth Day Celebration!

10 am - 2 pm. In honor of Earth Day, each April Carteret County government agencies, non-profit organizations, and for-profit businesses come together to celebrate Earth Day. Learn about the importance of a healthy environment. Sponsors display products and facilitate programs that focus on creating and sustaining a clean and healthy planet. Hands-on, engaging activities for youth and adults, alike! Music, live animals, and fun activities. The North Carolina Maritime Museum and North Carolina Marine Mammal Stranding Network will both be present at the event.  Location: Coastal Education and Visitor Center, located at Fort Macon State Park.  Event sponsoring agencies include the NC Maritime Museum in Beaufort, NC Aquarium, Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center, Division of Coastal Management’s Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve, Cape Lookout National Seashore, Division of Marine Fisheries and Fort Macon State Park. Call 252-728-2250 or 252-726-3775 for more information.

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

Carolina Maritime Model Society Meeting

2 pm- The Carolina Maritime Model Society exists to promote the active participation in building ship models, a craft as old as shipbuilding itself.  The group 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.  Membership is open to all members of the Friends of the Maritime Museum. 252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

Champagne Brunch

Wrapping up the weekend is the local favorite, Moet and Chandon Champagne Brunch. Guests can mingle with event personalities and reflect on a week filled with community and camaraderie in celebration of the epicurean arts, all in the name of charity. www.beaufortwineandfood.com, 252-515-0708

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From: Sun, April 26 2015 - Sun, April 26 2015

Categories: Food/Wine

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

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

Friday Free Flick

7 pm at the Emerald Isle Community Center (7500 Emerald Drive). 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, May 08 2015 - Fri, May 08 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Beaufort Music Festival

The Annual Beaufort Music Festival is held every spring in Beaufort, NC. Friday, May 9th will be the free music event in downtown Beaufort. Saturday, May 10th will be the all day music festival which will be held at Gallants Channel. This even draws artists from all around the county, providing music from various genres like R&B, folk, blues, punk, bluegrass and more. In addition to great music, the Beaufort Music Festival offers great food, children’s activities and other fun-filled activities.

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From: Sat, May 09 2015 - Sun, May 10 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, May 16 2015 - Sat, May 16 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Crystal Coast Boat Show

The boat show takes place on the Morehead City Waterfront and attracts thousands of people from all over eastern North Carolina and features in-water and on-shore boats, vendors, a vintage car show and, in conjunction with the Arts Council of Carteret County, the ARTrageous Art Event. All events, including ARTrageous, at the Crystal Coast Boat Show are free to the public. For more information, 252-808-0440

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

Categories: 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, May 16 2015 - Sun, May 17 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

CCACC Spring Show & Sale

The Carteret County Arts & Crafts Coalition (CCACC) was established in 1978 by a group of professionally oriented artists and craftsmen who strove for excellence.  This tradition continues to the present day as members of our group desire to give our community local art and crafts shows of a high professional caliber which include a wide variety of media.  Jurying of members is required and is traditionally held in March of each year.The Coalition holds 3 outdoor shows a year at the Beaufort Historic Site.  The Spring Show is on Memorial Day weekend.  The Summer Show is on July 4th weekend and the Fall Show is on Labor Day weekend.  There is one indoor show, the Holiday Show, which is open for several weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Its location is determined annually.

 

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From: Sat, May 23 2015 - Sun, May 24 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Youth Fishing Derby

Time: 9-11 am. This is a FREE event open to kids, ages 5-12.  Pre-registration (limited to 100 youth) is required and will run April 27th – May 27th, or until all spots are filled.  Bring your own rod.  Bait will be provided (while supplies last) or bring your own.  To register, stop by the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center (7500 Emerald Drive) or call (252) 354-6350.  

From: Sat, May 30 2015 - Sat, May 30 2015

Categories: Fishing

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine History/Heritage

Friday Free Flick

7 pm at the Emerald Isle Community Center (7500 Emerald Drive). 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, June 12 2015 - Fri, June 12 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, 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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

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

CCACC Summer Show & Sale

The Carteret County Arts & Crafts Coalition was established in 1978 by a group of professionally oriented artists and craftsmen who strove for excellence.  This tradition continues to the present day as members of our group desire to give our community local art and crafts shows of a high professional caliber which include a wide variety of media.  Jurying of members is required and is traditionally held in March of each year.The Coalition holds 3 outdoor shows a year at the Beaufort Historic Site.  The Spring Show is on Memorial Day weekend.  The Summer Show is on July 4th weekend and the Fall Show is on Labor Day weekend.  There is one indoor show, the Holiday Show, which is open for several weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Its location is determined annually.

 

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From: Sat, July 04 2015 - Sun, July 05 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

4th of July Fireworks off Bogue Inlet Pier

The Town will again present July 4th beginning at 9 pm on Saturday, July 4th.  Parking will be available at Bogue Inlet Pier as well as along NC 58.  The fireworks will also be visible from Bogue Sound and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. 

 

From: Sat, July 04 2015 - Sat, July 04 2015

Categories: Holiday

Friday Free Flick

7 pm at the Emerald Isle Community Center (7500 Emerald Drive). 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, July 10 2015 - Fri, July 10 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, 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

Friday Free Flick

7 pm at the Emerald Isle Community Center (7500 Emerald Drive). 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, August 14 2015 - Fri, August 14 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, 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

CCACC Fall Show & Sale

The Carteret County Arts & Crafts Coalition (CCACC) was established in 1978 by a group of professionally oriented artists and craftsmen who strove for excellence.  This tradition continues to the present day as members of our group desire to give our community local art and crafts shows of a high professional caliber which include a wide variety of media.  Jurying of members is required and is traditionally held in March of each year.The Coalition holds 3 outdoor shows a year at the Beaufort Historic Site.  The Spring Show is on Memorial Day weekend.  The Summer Show is on July 4th weekend and the Fall Show is on Labor Day weekend.  There is one indoor show, the Holiday Show, which is open for several weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Its location is determined annually.

 

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From: Sat, September 05 2015 - Sun, September 06 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Friday Free Flick

7 pm at the Emerald Isle Community Center (7500 Emerald Drive). 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 11 2015 - Fri, September 11 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

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

Emerald Isle's Tenth 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 19th 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 19 2015 - Sat, September 19 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, September 26 2015 - Sun, October 04 2015

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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 02 2015 - Sun, October 04 2015

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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.

From: Fri, October 02 2015 - Sun, October 04 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

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

Dr. Bogus Free Surf Fishing Seminar

6 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 05 2015 - Mon, October 05 2015

Categories: Fishing

Friday Free Flick

7 pm at the Emerald Isle Community Center (7500 Emerald Drive). 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 09 2015 - Fri, October 09 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

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

Gordie McAdams Speckled Trout Surf Fishing Tournament

Free registration (October 2-October 16) 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 17 2015 - Sat, November 28 2015

Categories: Fishing

Tuna Run 200

The Tuna Run 200 is an amazing, overnight relay adventure in which you and your friends Run 200 Scenic Miles to finish at the beach and enjoy tuna and your beverage of choice after a job well done. The Tuna Run 200 begins just outside of Raleigh, North Carolina in Lake Benson Park in Garner (the home of American Idol winner Scotty McCreery) and will finish at the beach in Atlantic Beach on the Crystal Coast.

On Friday morning October 23, 2015, the first flight of teams will start their 200 mile adventure around 6:00 am. Over the next several hours, additional sets of teams will depart on their overnight journey through eastern North Carolina to the beach. Teams will begin arriving at Atlantic Beach around noon on Saturday to conclude their Tuna Run 200 experience with the best post race party you could hope for. We will have tuna and beer and the beautiful North Carolina coast and Atlantic Ocean.

Teams for the Tuna Run 200 are generally made up of 4 to 12 people who split 36 legs. If you have a 12 person team, each person will run three legs over distances varying from 3 – 10 miles. Each team will provide support vans to drop off and pick up runners at designated exchange zones along the 200 mile route.

The Tuna Run 200 is great fun for everyone – you don’t have to be an ultra runner to enjoy it. For a 12 person team the distances and training are similar to that of a half marathon. However, if you are an ultra runner you will still be challenged – especially if you choose a 4 person team.

If you have any questions please e-mail us at [email protected]

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From: Fri, October 23 2015 - Sat, October 24 2015

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Halloween Carnival

6-8:00 pm. Fun for the whole family includes creating a glow in the dark mural, face painting, photo booth, cake walk, ID kits by the EI Police Dept., Trunk or Treat and more!  Businesses interested in entering our Trunk or Treat contest should contact Sarah McNally at [email protected] for details. Admission fee to carnival 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 30 2015 - Fri, October 30 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Town of Emerald Isle Trick or Treat

The Town of Emerald Isle will officially observe Halloween Trick or Treat on Saturday, October 31st from 6-8:30pm.  Please think SAFETY at all times when taking children Trick-or-Treating!  For Halloween safety tips, information on the Town’s annual Halloween carnival and fun Halloween ideas, please visit www.emeraldisle-nc.org

From: Sat, October 31 2015 - Sat, October 31 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

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

Friday Free Flick

7 pm at the Emerald Isle Community Center (7500 Emerald Drive). 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 13 2015 - Fri, November 13 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, 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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

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

12th Annual Emerald Isle Christmas Parade

3 pm. 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 Don Wells 252-772-3282 or [email protected]

From: Sat, November 28 2015 - Sat, November 28 2015

Categories: Holiday

4th Annual Emerald Isle Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

8 am - 6 pm. On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation will host our 3rd Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair in the Gymnasium. 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 28 2015 - Sat, November 28 2015

Categories: 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 04 2015 - Sun, December 06 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts 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

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 05 2015 - Sun, December 06 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage Holiday

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

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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

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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

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"Crystal Coast Countdown"- A Countywide New Year's Celebration!

An exciting New Year's celebration for all ages beginning Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015-Saturday, Jan 2, 2016.  Come party Crystal Coast style!

The event will span multiple venues throughout the county and will feature indoor and outdoor activities with a lineup of musicians, storytellers, dance groups, tours, artists & art competitions and much more!  New Year’s night promises an exhilarating countdown to midnight complete with a “Crab Pot Drop”, live music and fireworks!

Join your family and friends (and make some new friends too!) for “Crystal Coast Countdown 2016”, bringing the community together for the ultimate New Year’s Eve celebration!  Check the website for a list of all activities, www.crystalcoastcountdown.com.

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From: Thu, December 31 2015 - Sat, January 02 2016

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage Holiday