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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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12th Annual Gordie McAdams Speckled Trout Surf Fishing Tournament

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

 

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

Categories: Fishing

Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise Aboard the Crystal Coast Lady

1-3:00 pm. For a unique way to celebrate Thanksgiving enjoy your holiday feast in a remarkable setting on the water!  Our relaxing dinner cruise offers you spectacular 360-degree views of the area islands with the possibility of guest appearances by dolphins and horses. For reservations call 252-728-8687 or book online, www.crystalcoastlady.com. 

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From: Thu, November 27 2014 - Thu, November 27 2014

Categories: Food/Wine History/Heritage Holiday Outdoors/Nature

CCACC Holiday Show & Sale

The Carteret County Arts & Crafts Coalition invites you to join them as they celebrate 36 years of bringing local arts and crafts the the Crystal Coast.  

The show takes place from Nov 28-Dec 14
10 am - 5 pm Mon-Sat & 1- 5 pm Sun
Morehead Plaza Shopping Center (2900 Arendell Street, Morehead City)
Enjoy refreshments all day on Nov 28
www.ccartsandcrafts.com

From: Fri, November 28 2014 - Sun, December 14 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

11th Annual Emerald Isle Christmas Parade

Emerald Isle Christmas Parade sponsored by the Emerald Isle Business Association and the Town of Emerald Isle will take place on Saturday, November 29th beginning at 3pm on Hwy 58, Emerald Drive.  Important note to all entrants: There will be only ONE Santa Claus in the parade and he will be riding in a float at the end.  All other Santa’s will be sent back to the North Pole!  Also, please join us after the parade for the official Christmas Tree Lighting at Merchant’s Park!  Enjoy free refreshments, as well as a holiday caroling sing-a-long as Santa Claus visits with the children.  To enter and for more information contact Donald Wells, [email protected] or at 252.772-3282.

 

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

Categories: Holiday

3rd Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Free Beer/Wine Tastings at Front Street Village

Every Saturday at 1 pm at the Boathouse at Front Street Village (2400 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort) there will be a free wine or beer tasting. Call 252-838-1524 or email [email protected] for details. www.frontstreetvillage.com. 

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

Categories: Food/Wine

The Embers Christmas Show

Location: Carteret Community Theater, 1311 Arendell Street, Morehead City. The Embers Christmas Show--Dec. 4, doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.  Ticket prices $30 and $20.  Tickets may be purchased online through www.carteretcommunitytheatre.org, at Alex and Brett's in Morehead City, or at the door.

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From: Thu, December 04 2014 - Thu, December 04 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Core Sound Waterfowl Weekend

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

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

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

20th Annual John Costlow Model Train Show

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage Holiday

Holiday Art Walk

The Arts Council of Carteret County, Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association (DMCRA) and art galleries in downtown Morehead are sponsoring an Art Walk "Art for the Holidays" on Friday Dec. 5th. Contact Pam Cooper for details, [email protected] 

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Christmas Tree Lighting at Katherine Davis Park

As part of the "Christmas in Downtown Morehead City" events, the tree lighting is 6:00 pm at Katherine Davis Park (601 Arendell Street). A visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus, hot chocolate and Christmas Carols performed by Broad Creek Middle School chorus takes place at the park prior to the tree lighting beginning at 5:00 pm.

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

27th Annual Core Sound Decoy Festival

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage Holiday

Holiday Craft Fair

December 6th, Holiday Craft Fair

Location: The History Place (1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City). Hosted by the Carteret County Historical Society, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Admission: Free, refreshments will be available

Need a few last minute gifts for the holidays? Swing by the History Place and select from the wares of forty-plus talented crafters whose specialties include pottery, alpaca products, shell ornaments, jewelry and gemstones, etched glass, painted gourds, sculptures, hand painted wood art, birdhouses, hand painted porcelain, beaded jewelry, baskets, wood turnings, doll clothes, aprons, carvings and much, much more. And, if that's not enough, we will have food! Our generous and talented members contribute an array of delectable homemade cakes, pies, cookies, scones, breads, Greek pastries and candies to help us raise money for the Carteret County Historical Society. Bring your appetites and be prepared to purchase some goodies for the holidays. 252-247-7533

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Free Beer/Wine Tastings at Front Street Village

Every Saturday at 1 pm at the Boathouse at Front Street Village (2400 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort) there will be a free wine or beer tasting. Call 252-838-1524 or email [email protected] for details. www.frontstreetvillage.com. 

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

Categories: Food/Wine

Decoy Festival Weekend Craft Show

December 6 - December 7 (9:00am to 4:00pm)

The Bridge Building, 1344 Island Rd, Harkers Island, North Carolina 28531

• Crafts, Photographs, Furniture & More
• Fishing Tackle & Hunting Gear
• Boating and Marine Supplies
• Outerbanks Seafood Express serving Food • Inside Concession and Bake Sale • Mary Kay, Tupperware, Origami Owl & Pampered Chef • 50/50 Raffle with additional prizes • Silent Auction • Candle Fundraiser

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/?sk=h_chr#!/groups/864940930184608/

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Chowder & Cheer Crawl

As part of the "Christmas in Downtown Morehead" events, the Chowder & Cheer Crawl will take place from 1-5:00 pm on Dec. 6th at various downtown Morehead City establishments. Tickets are $20. Visit www.downtownmoreheadcity.com or call 252-808-0440.

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine Holiday

"Light Up the Night" Atlantic Beach Christmas Parade

Time: 6:00 pm. Parade Route- Dunes Club West down Fort Macon Road and around The Circle. Santa will meet kids after the parade at the AB Fire Department. For parade entry information, [email protected] or 252-725-2808.

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Breakfast with Santa at Floyd's 1921

8:30-11:30 am at Floyd's 1921 restaurant (400 Bridges Street in downtown Morehead City)  3 seating times. Adults- $12, Children- $8. Reservations by calling 252-727-1921

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

Categories: Food/Wine 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 starting at 5:30 p.m., on the Morehead City waterfront and about 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 6, 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 06 2014 - Sat, December 06 2014

Categories: 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: Sat, December 06 2014 - Sat, December 06 2014

Categories: Holiday

Beaufort Christmas Tree Lighting

The Town of Beaufort will light its Christmas tree at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, right before the Flotilla reaches Beaufort waterfront. The location is the West parking lot beside the Dock House restaurant on the waterfront.

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

Categories: Holiday

Tacky Sweater 5K Fun Run & 1 Mile Dog Walk

Location: Beaufort Waterfront.  Time: 9:00 am. Best dressed prizes.  Register at www.beaufortnc.org or 252-728-2141.

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

Categories: Holiday Sports/Athletics

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:

Nov. 17 – Island Grille, Atlantic Beach
Dec. 8 – White Oak Bistro, Swansboro
Dec. 15 – Crabs Claw, Atlantic Beach
Jan. 13- Riverside Steak & Seafood, Swansboro
Jan. 26- Island Grille, Atlantic Beach
Feb. 2- Ruddy Ducks, Morehead City

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

From: Mon, December 08 2014 - Mon, December 08 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine

Family Fun Night

Sponsored by Carteret County Parks & Recreation. Location: Fort Benjamin Park (100 McQueen Ave., Newport) Time: 6-8:00 pm. Good times for the whole family! Enjoy games, crafts and more! 252-222-5858 (Oct. 28: Zombie Party, Nov. 20: Games Galore, Dec. 9: Create crafts based on movie Frozen)

From: Tue, December 09 2014 - Tue, December 09 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Merry Time for Tots: Fish Printing

10 - 11 am. Warning: This WILL get messy!  Preschoolers (ages 2-5) and their caregivers will try their hands at “Gyotaku”, also known as fish printing.  After learning about some of the different fish in our North Carolina Waters, students will review their colors as they create their beautiful works of art.  Space is limited,  pre-registration is required.  Free Admission.   252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

From: Wed, December 10 2014 - Wed, December 10 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Whales of the North Carolina Coast

7 pm. 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: Wed, December 10 2014 - Wed, December 10 2014

Categories: History/Heritage

Carteret Arts Forum Series

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Brown Bag Gam: Loss of the Tug, Marjorie McAllister

Noon - 1 pm. Pack a lunch for the Brown Bag Gam during your lunch hour and join Associate Curator Benjamin Wunderly to learn about the loss and revival of the tug, Marjorie McAllister.  On the night of November 2, 1969 the Marjorie McAllister was lost just south of Cape Lookout point with all hands. She would not lay on the bottom forever though. Gam is defined as a friendly conversation between whalers or to visit with another ship while at sea.   Free Admission.  252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

Ports & Pilots

1:30-4:00 pm. See the big ships up close and get a good look at some of the exports and imports moving through the North Carolina State Port facility in Morehead City. Fee includes video presentation on harbor pilots and transportation to the port. Not suitable for children under 12.  Cut off for sign up is one week prior to program date. Reservations: $5.  252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

From: Fri, December 12 2014 - Fri, December 12 2014

Categories: History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature

"Lunch with a Dash of History"

December 12th, Lunchtime Lecture: Rodney's Annual Christmas Show. Location: The History Place (1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City)

Presented by Rodney Kemp, 11:30 am – 1 pm

Description: What has become a Christmas tradition for many locals who call Carteret County home year round is this "not brand new, but warm and fuzzy" Christmas program. In it, Rodney  brings stories of "feel good" remembrances, of Christmas's past, a lively sing-a-longs, and a smattering of prose. As with past Christmas Shows, he will conclude with his touching "The Christmas Child Story."

Reservations/Admission: lunch - $15 / $12 for members; lecture only - $8 / $5 for CCHS members.

From: Fri, December 12 2014 - Fri, December 12 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

2nd Annual Gingerbread House Competition & Display

Location: Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City. All proceeds benefit the SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House.

Everyone is encouraged to participate (pastry chefs, schools & businesses, family & friends) For more information, contact Kyra Moore, Chairman. [email protected], 252-241-4613

From: Fri, December 12 2014 - Mon, December 15 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday Local

Santa and a Movie

6 pm at the Emerald Isle Community Center, 7500 Emerald Drive- 252-354-6350
Children of all ages enjoy Santa’s favorite cookies and milk while in their pajamas watching a short Christmas movie classic with their family! Following the movie, Santa will visit for a Christmas story! Admission fee is one unwrapped gift per child. Please bring a blanket for your family to sit on during the movie!
You MUST pre-register by Thursday, December 11th at 5pm to attend. Registration opens November 3rd. Space is limited to 75 children. Pajamas encouraged but not required.

From: Fri, December 12 2014 - Fri, December 12 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Beaufort Holiday Art Walk

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Christmas Candlelight Tour

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

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

Categories: History/Heritage Holiday

American Music Festival Concerts

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

 

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Free Beer/Wine Tastings at Front Street Village

Every Saturday at 1 pm at the Boathouse at Front Street Village (2400 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort) there will be a free wine or beer tasting. Call 252-838-1524 or email [email protected] for details. www.frontstreetvillage.com. 

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

Categories: Food/Wine

Morehead City Christmas Parade

The Morehead City Christmas Parade is sponsored by the Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association (DMCRA) and will take place on Dec 13 @ 11:00 am in downtown Morehead City. 252-808-0440

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage Holiday Outdoors/Nature

Beaufort Christmas Parade

The Beaufort Christmas Parade is at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 on the waterfront. The parade will be along Front Street from Live Oak to Turner streets. To register, contact Jennifer Allen at 732-6197 or email [email protected]

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

Categories: Holiday

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:

Nov. 17 – Island Grille, Atlantic Beach
Dec. 8 – White Oak Bistro, Swansboro
Dec. 15 – Crabs Claw, Atlantic Beach
Jan. 13- Riverside Steak & Seafood, Swansboro
Jan. 26- Island Grille, Atlantic Beach
Feb. 2- Ruddy Ducks, Morehead City

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

From: Mon, December 15 2014 - Mon, December 15 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine

Brown Bag Gam: From Lightships to Light Towers

Noon - 1 pm. Pack a lunch for the Brown Bag Gam during your lunch hour and join Associate Curator Benjamin Wunderly for a talk about lightships and light towers. Shortly after the construction of several coastal lighthouses in North Carolina it was apparent that some locations would require additional warning lights. The dangerous shoals of Diamond, Lookout and Frying Pan proved difficult to navigate for many seafaring captains. Learn about the early attempts to mark these treacherous waters and what has happened to the latest towers. Gam is defined as a friendly conversation between whalers or to visit with another ship while at sea.   Free Admission.  252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

From: Thu, December 18 2014 - Thu, December 18 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

American Red Cross Blood Drive

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

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

Categories: Local

Ice Skating on the Morehead City Waterfront

Sponsored by the Town of Morehead City. Dates: December 19, 2014 -January 4, 2015 
Admission: $5 per person.  For group ticket sales, please call 252-726-5083. For rink schedule visit www.moreheadcity.nc.gov.

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

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

Free Beer/Wine Tastings at Front Street Village

Every Saturday at 1 pm at the Boathouse at Front Street Village (2400 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort) there will be a free wine or beer tasting. Call 252-838-1524 or email [email protected] for details. www.frontstreetvillage.com. 

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From: Sat, December 20 2014 - Sat, December 20 2014

Categories: Food/Wine

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

An exciting New Year's celebration for all ages beginning Monday, December 29, 2014 - Thursday, January 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 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: Mon, December 29 2014 - Thu, January 01 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage Holiday

"Smoke on the Water" Bonfire at Atlantic Beach

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Scavenger Hunt

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

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

Categories: Holiday Local Outdoors/Nature

Morehead City Port Tours

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

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

Categories: History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature

Scrap Exchange, Art by the Truckload

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Crystal Coast Countdown at the History Place

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

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

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

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Crystal Coast Countdown to the New Year

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage Holiday

Scramble Golf Tournament

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

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

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Marshmallows and Resolutions

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage Holiday

Pirate Plunge!

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Party at the Park!

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage Holiday

Crab Pot Drop

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Emerald lsle's New Year's Fireworks

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Penguin Plunge! Atlantic Beach Circle/Boardwalk- 1 pm

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

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

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

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

Categories: Holiday Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Resolution Run (1mile/5K)

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

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

Categories: Holiday Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Guided First Hike

10 am at Fort Macon State Park, Atlantic Beach. Explore the winter at the beach with a park ranger. Call 252-726-3775 for more information.

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

Categories: History/Heritage Holiday Local 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, January 10 2015 - Sat, January 10 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

American Music Festival Concerts

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

 

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

The Crystal Coast Wedding Salon

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

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

Categories: Local

NC Aquarium's Succulent Seafood Series

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

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

Nov. 17 – Island Grille, Atlantic Beach
Dec. 8 – White Oak Bistro, Swansboro
Dec. 15 – Crabs Claw, Atlantic Beach
Jan. 13- Riverside Steak & Seafood, Swansboro
Jan. 26- Island Grille, Atlantic Beach
Feb. 2- Ruddy Ducks, Morehead City

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine

4th Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off

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

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

Categories: Food/Wine

Traditional Boatbuilding Carpentry Course

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

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:

Nov. 17 – Island Grille, Atlantic Beach
Dec. 8 – White Oak Bistro, Swansboro
Dec. 15 – Crabs Claw, Atlantic Beach
Jan. 13- Riverside Steak & Seafood, Swansboro
Jan. 26- Island Grille, Atlantic Beach
Feb. 2- Ruddy Ducks, Morehead City

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine

Carteret Arts Forum Series

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

4th Annual International Film Series

Sponsored by Carteret Community College Foundation

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

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

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

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:

Nov. 17 – Island Grille, Atlantic Beach
Dec. 8 – White Oak Bistro, Swansboro
Dec. 15 – Crabs Claw, Atlantic Beach
Jan. 13- Riverside Steak & Seafood, Swansboro
Jan. 26- Island Grille, Atlantic Beach
Feb. 2- Ruddy Ducks, Morehead City

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine

Down East Folk Arts Society Concert

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

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Carolina Chocolate Festival

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

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

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

 

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine

Cocoa 5K/Fun Run

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

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

Categories: Food/Wine Sports/Athletics

Chocolate Spa

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

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

Categories: Food/Wine

BHA Membership Drive Valentine Party

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

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

4th Annual International Film Series

Sponsored by Carteret Community College Foundation

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

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Contemporary Boatbuilding Carpentry Class

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

American Music Festival Concerts

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

 

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Carteret Arts Forum Series

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

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From: Wed, February 25 2015 - Thu, February 26 2015

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Down East Folk Arts Society Concert

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

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Traditional Boatbuilding Carpentry Course

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Carteret Arts Forum Series

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

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

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

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

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

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

2014 marks the event’s tenth year, and in that time, 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

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

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

American Music Festival Concerts

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

 

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Vin de Mer Epicurean Village

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine

Beer, Bubbles & BBQ

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine

Historic Wine Walkabout

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine

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

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Carolina Maritime Model Boat Exposition

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

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

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8th Annual Beaufort Boatbuilding Challenge

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

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

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

 

 

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

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Down East Folk Arts Society Concert

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

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

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

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Traditional Boatbuilding Carpentry Course

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

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

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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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Build a Boat in a Day

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

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

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Beaufort Old Homes Tour Kick-off Party

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

 

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

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Nine-Day Boatbuilding Course

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

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

NC Maritime Museum's Maritime Day

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

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

Categories: History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

55th Beaufort Old Homes and Gardens Tour

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

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

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Antique Show & Sale

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Contemporary Boatbuilding Carpentry Class

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Traditional Skiff Regatta

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

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

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Build a Boat in a Day

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Traditional Boatbuilding Carpentry Course

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

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

Contemporary Boatbuilding Carpentry Class

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Build a Boat in a Day

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Nine-Day Boatbuilding Course

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

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

25th Annual North Carolina Seafood Festival Regatta

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

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

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Fall-in-the-Water Meet

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

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

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

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

Kindergarten Thanksgiving

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

Friends of the NC Maritime Museum Boat Shop Base

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

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

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Kindergarten Thanksgiving

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

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

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Jumble Sale

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

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

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Community Thanksgiving Feast

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

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

Categories: Food/Wine History/Heritage Holiday

Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla

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

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

Categories: Holiday Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Friends of the Maritime Museum Annual Meeting & Holiday Open House

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

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

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

Contemporary Boatbuilding Carpentry Class

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

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

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