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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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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

“Pacific Battlescapes: Underwater Archaeology of the WWII Battle of Saipan”

Location: NC Maritme Museum (315 Front Street, Beaufort- 252-728-7317). Time: 2:00 pm.

Dr. Jennifer McKinnon will speak at the Carolina Maritime Model Society about a project to record and document the underwater remains of the Battle of Saipan that was initiated in 2009. Since then over twenty-five underwater sites including US and Japanese tanks, planes, landing craft and ships have been investigated.  A WWII maritime heritage trail has been developed for the community and tourist divers as well as an 18-minute interpretive film that is shown at the US National Parks in Saipan and Guam.  Dr. McKinnon will discuss the trail, project and research that have been conducted thus far.  Attendees will also see a short film as well.  The event is free and open to the public.

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Super Bowl Party at Boathouse at Front Street Village

Location: Front Street Village (2400 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort. Party begins @ 5:00 pm. Watch the game on three large TV's and one super screen! $25 per person with $2 domestic beer specials. Call for menu and more details- 252-838-1524 

From: Sun, February 01 2015 - Sun, February 01 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. 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

Carteret County Master Gardeners Annual Free Lecture

Crystal Coast Civic Center
 9:30 a.m.- light refreshments 
10 a.m., presentation by Dr. Tom Glasgow, director of Craven County Extension Service

From: Thu, February 05 2015 - Thu, February 05 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts 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, 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

The Bellamy Brothers in Concert

Location: Carteret Community Theatre (1311 Arendell Street, Morehead City). Best-known for the easy rolling, '70s Southern soft rock classic "Let Your Love Flow," the Bellamy Brothers are the most successful duo in country music history, consistently climbing into the upper reaches of the Billboard country charts during the '80s. Tickets are $30-40 and are available by calling 252-497-8919 or email- [email protected] 

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Teachers' Pet Presents "FROZEN in a Winter Wonderland"

Location: Teacher's Pet (2410 Arendell Street, Morehead City- 252-240-2515) Time: 10:30 am.

Put on your mittens, your scarf and hat, your princess dress, your mountain man attire, your antlers, or your carrot nose! Dress up in WHATEVER you like to wear when the weather makes you feel "FROZEN".....and join the fun! *COME LEARN WITH US as we experiment with what makes our winter weather SNOW exciting!

*Sing along with our Special Guest, Mr. Dowdy! *Read along with Ms. Terri and find out the answer to what we've always wondered....What DO Snowmen do at Night?. *Meet and have your picture taken with our very own princesses, "Elsa and Anna!" *Pin the Nose on Olaf! *Throw a Snowball and Win a Prize!

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

BHA Membership Drive Valentine Party

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

Emerald Isle Winter Youth Tennis Clinic

Winter Youth Tennis Clinic in Emerald Isle with Tony Pereira will take place at the Emerald Isle Community Center on Mondays from 4 - 5:00pm, February 9-March 9, 2015.  The five week session will be $60 for ages 7 - 13.  All levels are welcome.  Registration is limited to 6 students.  Must register by February 2, 2015.  Forms can be picked up at the Community Center or downloaded at www.emeraldisle-nc.org/eiprd. 

For more information, please contact Lainey Gottuso, Recreation Coordinator, Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation (252) 354-6350 or [email protected]

From: Mon, February 09 2015 - Mon, March 09 2015

Categories: 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, February 13 2015 - Fri, February 13 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Lunch with a Dash of History

Noon at The History Museum of Carteret County (1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City) Camp Glenn. Come and hear Rodney Kemp as he weaves the background story behind the creation and building up of Camp Glenn, Carteret County’s earliest encampment site for the North Carolina National Guard. Lunch & Presentation: $15 / CCHS member rate-$12; Presentation only: $8 / CCHS member rate-$5. Call by the Wednesday prior to event to reserve your lunch. Join CCHS and get member rates! 252-247-7533

From: Fri, February 13 2015 - Fri, February 13 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

23rd Annual Gloucester Mardi Gras

The Unknown Tongues cajun zydeco band will host the 23rd annual Gloucester, NC Mardi Gras at the Community Club.  Preparations start the Friday night before with veggie chopping and a music jam. Mardi Gras starts about 11:00 Saturday morning with live music. Gumbo, deep fried turkey, crawfish, and delicious side dishes are ready by early afternoon, announced by a Fool's Procession. Mask and hat-making available! Costumes welcome! Unknown Tongues plays around 3:00, kicking the dance off with the children's King and Queen coronation, march, and bead toss. "Keeper of the Sacred Food List" Margie is accepting gumbo donations (chicken, sausage, onions, garlic, etc.)! Email [email protected] This event is always FREE and OPEN to everybody. Kids and instruments? Oui! Dogs? Non! Need more info? Call Barbara or Bryan 252-729-8021. Gloucester Mardi Gras is a (c)2014 Accidental Production.

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From: Sat, February 14 2015 - Sat, February 14 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage Holiday

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

Location: The History Museum of Carteret County (1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City) Time: 8 pm.

Zéphyros Winds. Presented by the American Music Festival; concert beings at 8 p.m.  Recognized as one of America’s distinguished chamber ensembles Zéphyros Winds brings together five of the finest wind virtuosos of their generation. The group has appeared at the nation’s most prestigious concert venues, including The Mostly Mozart Festival, the Library of Congress, Wolf Trap, Carnegie’s Weill Hall, Lincoln Center, and Dumbarton Oaks. Zéphyros gained national attention after winning both the First Prize and Grand Prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, becoming the first wind quintet in the competition’s 22-year history to do so. Their concert features some of the greatest musical treasures for wind quintet and the Beethoven Piano Quintet with AMF artist in residence, Barbara McKenzie. Tickets: Call (252) 728-6152 or online at www.americanmusicfestival.org.www.americanmusicfestival.org 

 

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Carteret Arts Forum Series

January 29th, Presentation by Marti Peterson, Former CIA Spy & Author. Presented by the Carteret Arts Forum, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at The History Museum of Carteret County (1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City)  

What does it take to make a spy? It requires patriotism, heroism, ability to blend in, ability to eavesdrop, innocence, and especially, false assumptions by those on whom our heroine is spying. Imagine yourself living in Laos as a young bride in the early 1970’s when your husband who is a CIA Agent dies in a helicopter crash. What would you do? Go home and live in obscurity or remarry and raise children and become a PTA president?  Perhaps you would learn Russian and become a CIA Agent in Moscow during the Cold War. Box lunch from Panera Bread - $12.00 for lunch, Contact for a reservation please e-mail: [email protected] or www.carteretartsforum.com.

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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

Literary Lunch with Renowned Author Allan Gurganus

Allan Gurganus will be coming to Beaufort, March 6th, for a “Literary Lunch” Program at Clawson’s Restaurant at 12:30pm to be co-hosted by the Beaufort Historical Association and the Friends of the Carteret County Library.  Tickets will be $25 per person.  

Plan now to enjoy this luncheon with Allan Gurganus as he talks about his literary vision; as well as his newest book, “Local Souls”.  Tickets are limited and will be available at the Beaufort Historic Site or by calling 252-728-5225.  For more information about Allan Gurganus and his many other books, visit www.allangurganus.com

From: Fri, March 06 2015 - Fri, March 06 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

An Evening with Renowned Author Allan Gurganus

Allan Gurganus will be featured for a special evening program at Joslyn Hall at the Carteret Community College.  Starting at 7pm Allan will be reading from his classic “Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All”.  This is the first Living History Program for 2015 for the Beaufort Historical Association, and is part of the Civil War Sesquicentennial which started in 2012 and ends in April of 2015 in remembrance of the most horrific event in the history of the United States.  Gurganus wrote the “Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All”  which gave us the unmistakable voice of 99-year-old Lucy Marsden. This book spent eight months on the New York Times bestseller list; has been translated into twelve languages and has sold over two million copies. The CBS adaptation of the work, starring Donald Sutherland and Diane Lane won a “Best Supporting Actress” Emmy for Cecily Tyson as the freed slave, Castalia.

Gurganus is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science, the Fellowship of Southern Writers, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.  France’s La Monde has called him “a Mark Twain for our age, hilariously clear-eyed, blessed with perfect pitch.” Robert Wilson of The American Scholar called Gurganus “the rightful heir to Faulkner and Welty.”

This event is co-sponsored by The Beaufort Historical Association and the Carteret Community College Foundation.  Tickets are $20 per person and will be available at the Beaufort Historic Site or by calling 252-728-5225.  For more information about Allan Gurganus and his many other books, visit www.allangurganus.com.

From: Fri, March 06 2015 - Fri, March 06 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Down East Folk Arts Society Concert

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

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

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

Volunteer Training at the Beaufort Historic Site

9 am - 4 pm.Attendees are invited for an orientation for those interested in volunteering at the Beaufort Historic Site. Anyone interested in historic preservation and research, student educational programs, driving a double-decker bus, leading tours, retail sales in the gift shop or helping with the many committees that are the backbone of the Association are welcome to attend.  252-728-5225, www.beauforthistoricsite.org 

From: Thu, March 12 2015 - Thu, March 12 2015

Categories: 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

24th Annual Emerald Isle St. Patrick's Festival

It’s not St. Patrick’s Day in Emerald Isle without the excitement and fun of the St. Patrick’s Festival! It’s been a shamrock holiday tradition in Emerald Isle for 23 years and is only growing better with time! This year we celebrate our 24th  Annual Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival which is proudly presented by Transportation Impact on Saturday, March 14th from 9am-6pm at the Emerald Plantation shopping center.  Admission and parking are free for the festival.  This year’s festival will feature over 75 arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, Oak Grove Stables petting zoo and rides, clowns and amusement rides, face painters, and many other fun family-oriented activities. Festival goers can also enjoy a beer garden (Age 21 and over only) and entertainment on any one of our three stages! The Little Ms. & Mr. Leprechaun Contest will take place on the main stage at 9am.  The contest is for boys and girls ages 2-3 and 4-5 and requires pre-registration by 12pm on Thursday, March 12th. The Transportation Impact No. 43 Ford Fusion will be joining the 2015 Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival fun! Locally-owned, Transportation Impact made its NASCAR debut at the Pocono 400 in June of 2012 and maintains an associate sponsorship with Richard Petty Motorsports. The 24th Annual Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival is promised to be a day of leprechaun fun and nothing short of memorable! NEW this year! Strollers and pets will NOT be allowed on festival grounds. NO firearms, concealed or open carry, will be permitted on festival grounds. No exceptions. See more details at www.emeraldislestpatricksfestival.com

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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

January 29th, Presentation by Marti Peterson, Former CIA Spy & Author. Presented by the Carteret Arts Forum, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at The History Museum of Carteret County (1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City)  

What does it take to make a spy? It requires patriotism, heroism, ability to blend in, ability to eavesdrop, innocence, and especially, false assumptions by those on whom our heroine is spying. Imagine yourself living in Laos as a young bride in the early 1970’s when your husband who is a CIA Agent dies in a helicopter crash. What would you do? Go home and live in obscurity or remarry and raise children and become a PTA president?  Perhaps you would learn Russian and become a CIA Agent in Moscow during the Cold War. Box lunch from Panera Bread - $12.00 for lunch, Contact for a reservation please e-mail: [email protected] or www.carteretartsforum.com.

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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

Easter Egg Hunt at Beaufort Historic Site

11 am at the Beaufort Historic Site (100 Block Turner Street). Children ages seven and younger are welcome to join the fun. Prizes, refreshments and lots of eggs - it’s all free - just bring a basket!  252-728-5225, www.beauforthistoricsite.org 

From: Sat, April 04 2015 - Sat, April 04 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

Art Opening at the Beaufort Historic Site

5 pm at the Beaufort Historic Site (100 Block Turner Street) Art opening for our April/May featured artist, Judy Crane. Judy has been traveling extensively in Europe and has many scenes from her travels.  Beaufort is also one of her favorite places to paint, so she’ll have new oil paintings of local scenes.  Complimentary food and beverages will be served.  Free Event. 252-728-5225                     

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

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

Location: The History Museum of Carteret County (1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City) Time: 8 pm.

Zéphyros Winds. Presented by the American Music Festival; concert beings at 8 p.m.  Recognized as one of America’s distinguished chamber ensembles Zéphyros Winds brings together five of the finest wind virtuosos of their generation. The group has appeared at the nation’s most prestigious concert venues, including The Mostly Mozart Festival, the Library of Congress, Wolf Trap, Carnegie’s Weill Hall, Lincoln Center, and Dumbarton Oaks. Zéphyros gained national attention after winning both the First Prize and Grand Prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, becoming the first wind quintet in the competition’s 22-year history to do so. Their concert features some of the greatest musical treasures for wind quintet and the Beethoven Piano Quintet with AMF artist in residence, Barbara McKenzie. Tickets: Call (252) 728-6152 or online at www.americanmusicfestival.org.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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine

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

Crystal Coast Quilter's Guild Quilt Show

"Southern Hospitality" is the theme of this year's Crystal Coast Quilters' Guild 32nd judged Quilt Show, to be held on Friday and Saturday, May 15th & 16th at the Crystal Coast Civic Center, 3505 Arendell Street, Highway 70, Morehead City, NC, and nothing could be finer! Open 9am-5pm, admission is $7, with children under 12 admitted free.

All creative aspects of modern-day quilting will be displayed at this biannual show. A diversity of block-pieced quilts including many traditional favorites, as well as a wide assortment of contemporary fabric art quilt wall hangings, cute and colorful kid's quilts, patriotic lap quilts and embellished  miniature hangings will be displayed. Contact:  Naida Koraly  252-808-7632   [email protected] 

From: Fri, May 15 2015 - Sat, May 16 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

Atlantic Beach BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL

11 am - 6 pm at "The Circle" main public beach access along the boardwalk at Atlantic Beach.  Featuring the Band of Oz, Holiday Band, Fantastic Shakers and Mighty Saints of Soul! For more information: [email protected] or 252-725-2808.

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

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

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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

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Antique Show & Sale

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

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

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine Outdoors/Nature

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

The Emerald Isle Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Emerald Isle Business Association and the Town of Emerald Isle, will take place the Saturday after Thanksgiving 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

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

Contemporary Boatbuilding Carpentry Class

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Beaufort Holiday ArtWalk

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage Holiday

Historic Beaufort Candlelight Homes Tour

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

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

An exciting New Year's celebration for all ages beginning Monday, Dec. 29, 2014 - Thursday, Jan 1, 2015.  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 Eve 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 2015”, 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