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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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BluSail Gallery's "Around the World" Art Camp

BluSail Gallery's "Around the World" Art Camp is so much fun! So imagine the fun your children will have as they travel around the world for a creative, international experience! We’ll craft. We’ll create. We’ll celebrate! And, with a different country every week, your child can learn all summer long! Monday-Friday from 9:00am-11:30 am. We provide all materials! Only $95 per student. Visit www.blu-sail.com for details and registration. (BluSail Gallery, 903 Arendell Street, Morehead City, 252-723-9516)

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From: Mon, June 16 2014 - Fri, August 22 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Morehead City Parks & Rec Summer Day Camp

The Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department sponsors an eight-week Summer Camp Program for children ages 3-12. Over 100 children participate in the Monday-Friday Day Camp Program. Camp staff supervises daily activities and field trips.The department promotes fun recreational and educational activities in the daily program of games, sports, arts and crafts and field trips. For more information call 252-726-5083.

Cost: Full Summer Registration (Eight Week Program)

Morehead City Residents: $300.00 per child   ($250.00 each additional child)
Non-City Residents: $450.00 per child ($400.00 each additional child)

Weekly Summer Registration (Weekly Sessions 1–8)
Morehead City Residents: $60.00 per child      Non - City Residents: $75.00 per child

*** The Pre/Post Summer Camp Program provides childcare for children ages 6-12. The program operates from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., June 9th – 13th and August 11th – 22nd, at a cost of $60.00 per week for Morehead City residents and $75.00 per week for non-city residents.

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From: Mon, June 16 2014 - Fri, August 08 2014

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

Morehead City Marlins Baseball Game

"Take Me Out to the Ball Park"!  Enjoy watching the Morehead City Marlins at Puck O'Neal Field, Big Rock Stadium   The Marlins are a member of the Coastal Plain League, the nation's hottest summer collegiate baseball league.  For general and ticket information, www.mhcmarlins.com or call 252-269-9767. 

 

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From: Wed, July 02 2014 - Thu, July 31 2014

Categories: Sports/Athletics

Youth Archery Program

Sponsored by the Carteret County Parks & Recreation Dept. 

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

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

From: Mon, July 07 2014 - Wed, July 30 2014

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Shark Week at the NC Aquarium

Sink your teeth into fun and facts all about sharks during Shark Week July 27-Aug. 2 at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Family-friendly programs, activities, crafts and displays portray the truth about these often misunderstood creatures, their essential role in the ocean ecosystem and the threats they face. 252-247-4003, www.ncaquariums.com 

          

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From: Sun, July 27 2014 - Sat, August 02 2014

Categories: History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature

Summer History Day Camp: Learning from the Past to Promote a Productive Future

Location: Beaufort Historical Association's Welcome Center. 9:00 am – Noon each day. New this year is a three-day Summer History Day Camp for children ages 8-11 years old.  Students will participate in colonial activities such as butter churning, gardening, rope making, and knot tying to learn about life in early America.  Activities will awaken their awareness of the difficulties facing our ancestors, make them more appreciative of present day life, and encourage them to work harder towards a more productive future.

Tuesday-Thursday, July 29-31 (1st session)
Tuesday-Thursday, August 5-7 (2nd session)

The summer camp invites children ages 8-11 years old to a 3-day living history program, where they will participate in colonial activities to learn about life in early America.  Space is limited to 12 children, ages 8-11 years old, and there is a fee of $40.  Scholarships are available.

For information on the Living History Programs, stop by the Beaufort Historical Association Welcome Center at 130 Turner Street, call 252-728-5225 or 800-575-7483, or visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org.

 

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From: Tue, July 29 2014 - Thu, July 31 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

11th Annual Storytelling Festival

Performances on four Wednesday mornings in July at 10:00am., at the Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City, and also four afternoon shows at 2:00pm., at the Bethlehem Methodist Church, corner of Bogue Loop Rd. and Rt. 24 in Bogue. We are generously supported by the Friends of the Bogue Banks Public Library, the Friends of the Carteret County Public Library and the Friends of the Western Carteret Public Library.

July 16th: Gary Shelton from New Bern- Gary uses his unique combination of comedy, magic and storytelling to engage his audience in a first rate family experience.
July 23: The Story Squad from Chapel Hill- Story Squad is a literacy outreach program at the School of Information and Library Science at UNC at Chapel Hill, telling folktales from around the world. Growing literacy. Sowing enchantment.
July 30: Flow Circus from Wake Forest- Paul Miller of Flow Circus has traveled all around the world perfecting his juggling skills, mystifying magic and comic timing.

For more information call the Bogue Banks Library, 252-247-4660

From: Wed, July 30 2014 - Wed, July 30 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Seaside Cinemas

Movies are free to the public and will begin at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.) on Wednesday nights. Movies shown at the Pavilion on the Circle, 115 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach.

From: Wed, July 30 2014 - Wed, July 30 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Kayak Through History

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

 

From: Wed, July 30 2014 - Wed, July 30 2014

Categories: Outdoors/Nature

EmeraldFest

EmeraldFest is back again this summer with weekly free outdoor music concerts from 6:30-8 pm at the Western Ocean Regional Access facility (located off Islander Drive, 1 block east of Coast Guard Road intersection). Concerts will be held every Thursday evening from June 19 through August 21, with a variety of genres performed by great regional performers. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the fun! 252-354-6350.

July 24 - Redneck Juliets (Country / Originals)
July 31 - Dependable Taxi (Pop / Alternative)
August 7 - Wild Honey (Blues / Country / Rock)
August 14 - Scearce & Ketner (Carolina Pirate Rock)
August 21 - Big Drink (Acoustic / Rock)

 

From: Thu, July 31 2014 - Thu, July 31 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Beach Fun Run Series

Sponsored by the Carteret County Parks & Recreation Dept. Join the fun this summer with our Beach Run Series. All ages and skill levels welcome 1Mile, 5K, or 10K. Takes place on the Atlantic Beach Circle. Save money and time by registering one time for all 7 races for $25.00 (includes the t-shirt) ... or register individually $5 / race + $6 for the t-shirt. Registration opens at 5:30pm - race begins at 6:30pm. Download the forms from our website, http://ccpr.recdesk.com/recdeskportal/ or register onsite.

Fun Run Series Dates:

Thursday July 31
Thursday August 14

From: Thu, July 31 2014 - Thu, July 31 2014

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Discovery Time at the Maritime Museum

3 pm- Native Americans of the Crystal Coast- Come learn about the importance of the water in everyday life for the Coree, Neusiok, and Tuscarora Native Americans. Follow their story through pre-contact, early contact, and the eventual conflict which followed the arrival of Europeans in the Crystal Coast area. Student Intern Halie Reed from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will discuss these topics in this Discovery Time presentation.  Free Admission.  North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. 252-728-7317. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

From: Thu, July 31 2014 - Thu, July 31 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

Alive at Five Outdoor Concert

Sponsored by Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association (DMCRA). The concert takes place at the Jaycee Park on the Morehead City Waterfront (807 Shepard Street) from 5-8 pm and is free to the public. Featuring: Band of Oz (Aug 1), Liquid Pleasure (Aug 15) and Jupiter Jones (Aug 29). Call 252-808-0440 for more information.

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From: Fri, August 01 2014 - Fri, August 01 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Pickin' & Grinnin' in the Park

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

From: Fri, August 01 2014 - Fri, August 01 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Concert at the Fort

Location: Fort Macon State Park, Atlantic Beach. Meet in the fort parade ground at 7:00 p.m. and enjoy a free concert. Call the park office for more information 252-726-3775. No alcohol or pets allowed.

From: Fri, August 01 2014 - Fri, August 01 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Morehead City Marlins Baseball Game

"Take Me Out to the Ball Park"!  Enjoy watching the Morehead City Marlins at Puck O'Neal Field, Big Rock Stadium   The Marlins are a member of the Coastal Plain League, the nation's hottest summer collegiate baseball league.  For general and ticket information, www.mhcmarlins.com or call 252-269-9767. 

 

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From: Sat, August 02 2014 - Sat, August 02 2014

Categories: Sports/Athletics

Free Wine/Beer Tastings at Front Street Village

The Boathouse at Front Street Village (2400 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort) offers FREE wine and/or beer tastings every Saturday from 1-3:00 pm. Call for details, 252-838-1524. www.frontstreetvillage.com.

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From: Sat, August 02 2014 - Sat, August 02 2014

Categories: Food/Wine

Summer Craft Fair at The History Place

Location: The History Place Museum (1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City)  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by The Carteret County Historical Society featuring hand-made, one of a kind items, desserts, pastries, and wonderful things to buy. Come early, stay late! 252-247-7533.

 

From: Sat, August 02 2014 - Sat, August 02 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Cannon Firings at Fort Macon

Meet at the fort parade ground at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30 or 3:30 to view the firing process of a Civil War cannon. Call 252-726-3775 for more information.

From: Sat, August 02 2014 - Sat, August 02 2014

Categories: History/Heritage

Crystal Coast Artisan Show

9 am - 2 pm at the Country Club of the Crystal Coast (152 Oakleaf Drive, Pine Knoll Shores) For more details contact Cindy Moeller, 252-622-4113.

From: Sat, August 02 2014 - Sat, August 02 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Art Opening for Dee Knott

Nationally acclaimed watercolorist Dee Knott died in August of 2013 and was a much beloved artist whose illustrious professional career spanned 35 years.  Her husband, Ray, wanted to honor Dee and her love of Beaufort with a show of her work at the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery in Beaufort. An opening reception celebrating the exhibit is scheduled for Saturday, August 2nd from 5 – 7 p.m. at the gallery located on the grounds of the Beaufort Historic Site.

This is a free event.  Please contact us at (252) 728-5225, stop by the Beaufort Historic Site Visitor’s Center at 130 Turner Street, or visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org for more information.

 

From: Sat, August 02 2014 - Sat, August 02 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

OWLS Sculpt for Wildlife

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

From: Sat, August 02 2014 - Sat, August 02 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature

SwanFest

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

The Seaside Arts Council is gearing up for another great season of outdoor music in downtown Swansboro. Musicians of many genres will take the Pugliese Pavilion stage this summer, starting Memorial Day Sunday and running for seventeen consecutive Sundays through September 14.  SwanFest has grown into a great music venue, with local favorites to Nashville recording artists. Bring your lawn chair to the Pavilion at Olde Town Square from 6:30-8:00 pm, Swansboro NC. (No pets or alcohol please.) For a list of performers, visit www.seasideartscouncil.com.

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From: Sun, August 03 2014 - Sun, August 03 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Morehead City Marlins Baseball Game

"Take Me Out to the Ball Park"!  Enjoy watching the Morehead City Marlins at Puck O'Neal Field, Big Rock Stadium   The Marlins are a member of the Coastal Plain League, the nation's hottest summer collegiate baseball league.  For general and ticket information, www.mhcmarlins.com or call 252-269-9767. 

 

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

Categories: Sports/Athletics

Youth Archery Program

Sponsored by the Carteret County Parks & Recreation Dept. 

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

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

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

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Beach Safety Course

The Emerald Isle Fire Department oversees the Town's Beach Patrol and Lifeguard program, and is offering a new Beach Safety Course all summer long.  Come on out and learn valuable information to make your beach experience as safe and enjoyable as possible! 

The new course will include helpful information about the Town's programs, how to prepare for your beach visit, warning flags and what they mean, rip current identification and survival, spinal injury prevention, lightning safety, potentially harmful aquatic life, and more!  The course is designed for beach visitors of all ages, and is free of charge to everyone. Summer 2014 sessions will be held at the Town Board Meeting Room, 7500 Emerald Drive (next to the Police Station) at 1 pm on the following dates: May 22, June 2, June 16, July 8, July 22, August 4, August 18.

For more information, please contact the EIFD at 252-354-2445 or [email protected] . 

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

Categories: Outdoors/Nature

Beginner's Tatting Workshop

The Beaufort Historical Association will offer a series of educational Living History programs this July and August.  These hands-on workshops and demonstrations illustrate the traditional arts, crafts, and necessary skills of early Beaufort residents.  Programs are held in the Beaufort Historical Association’s Welcome Center, located at 130 Turner Street. August 4th @ 10:00 am is a Beginners Tatting Workshop led by Joan Lilley. Adults and children 12 years old and up are welcome to learn this lost art of making lace.   Space is limited to 5 people and there is a materials fee of $30.

Reservations are now being accepted for the workshops and can be made by stopping in the Welcome Center at 130 Turner Street, calling 252-728-5225 or 800-575-7483, or visiting www.beauforthistoricsite.org.  Space in these popular programs is limited and offered on a first come, first serve basis.

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

Summer Public Field Trips on the Rachel Carson Reserve

Public field trips on the Rachel Carson component of the N.C. National Estuarine Research Reserve occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30-10:30am during June, July and August. All programs are open and free to the public but reservations are required as boat space is limited. Call (252) 220-0779 to make reservations or for more information.  You can also check out our website at www.nccoastalreserve.net

The Reserve offers three types of field trips:

Nature hikes occur during low tides, when the most amount of land is exposed on the island. Be prepared to get your shoes wet and muddy. We require close-toed shoes because of the abundance of oysters on the island. You may also have the opportunity to swim on the nature hike, so dress accordingly.
Boardwalk trips occur at high tide, when the water is high enough in the estuary for our 24’ skiff to easily navigate around the island to our boardwalk located on Carrot Island.
Circumnavigation cruise on our 24’ skiff around the Reserve allows visitors a chance to view Middle Marsh after a brief stop at the boardwalk.

On all three trips, we encourage you to bring sunglasses, hats, binoculars, water and sunscreen. All field trips are free; however, we do accept donations for our nonprofit organization, FOR (Friends of the Reserve)

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From: Tue, August 05 2014 - Tue, August 05 2014

Categories: History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature

Summer Film Fest

Sponsored by the Carteret County Parks & Recreation Dept.  All movies are shown at the Carteret County Public Library in the Beaufort Square Program Room at 2 pm.  Adult supervision required for children under 8 yr/FREE admission/refreshments provided. Call 252-808-3301 for more information.

From: Tue, August 05 2014 - Tue, August 05 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Summer History Day Camp: Learning from the Past to Promote a Productive Future

Location: Beaufort Historical Association's Welcome Center. 9:00 am – Noon each day. New this year is a three-day Summer History Day Camp for children ages 8-11 years old.  Students will participate in colonial activities such as butter churning, gardening, rope making, and knot tying to learn about life in early America.  Activities will awaken their awareness of the difficulties facing our ancestors, make them more appreciative of present day life, and encourage them to work harder towards a more productive future.

Tuesday-Thursday, July 29-31 (1st session)
Tuesday-Thursday, August 5-7 (2nd session)

The summer camp invites children ages 8-11 years old to a 3-day living history program, where they will participate in colonial activities to learn about life in early America.  Space is limited to 12 children, ages 8-11 years old, and there is a fee of $40.  Scholarships are available.

For information on the Living History Programs, stop by the Beaufort Historical Association Welcome Center at 130 Turner Street, call 252-728-5225 or 800-575-7483, or visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org.

 

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From: Tue, August 05 2014 - Thu, August 07 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

Tennis Camps

Sponsored by the Morehead City Parks & Recreation, the camp will offer an exciting tennis experience with an emphasis on fun, skill development, tactics and competition. Concentration will be placed on establishing basic skills through staff demonstration and instruction.The camp will emphasize technique tactics in an intense training environment. The camp will be divided to age and skill level, so the content of the camp as well as the intensity will be structured to meet the varying needs of the different participants. Camp Staff: Randy Bailey – USPTR Certified Tennis Professional and Junior Nationally ranked players.  Coached players to multiple state, southern and national championships. Contact Jerry Riggs at 252-726-5083, ext. 4 or Email at [email protected]

Schedule

9:00am – 11:00am  Ages 10 – 18 year olds    $85.00 or $30.00 per day

12:00pm – 1:30pm  Advanced Academy Match Play    $60.00 or $22.00 per day

From: Tue, August 05 2014 - Thu, August 07 2014

Categories: Sports/Athletics

AB National Night Out

We are excited to bring you the 2014 National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM at the Atlantic Beach Town Park, 915 W Fort Macon Road, across from the Atlantic Station Shopping Center and Bojangles. Hosted by the Atlantic Beach Police Department, this free annual public event provides an opportunity for our local families to spend an evening getting to know our emergency responders while enjoying the many free entertainment options (bouncy houses, surf simulator, maze, face painting, and more) with free food and a live DJ!!  Remember, this is also the location of our new splash pad, so wear your swimsuits and bring a towel

From: Tue, August 05 2014 - Tue, August 05 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature

Pine Knoll Shores National Night Out

Celebrate National Night Out on Aug. 5, 2014, with the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores and the Town Pine Knoll Shores. The Aquarium stays open late and offers free admission for kids 12 and under, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Find more FREE family fun outdoors in the Aquarium’s upper parking lot, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Enjoy pizza and sodas at no charge. Watch kids jump for joy in bouncy houses. Get into harmony with jazz tunes by Naked Knees. Meet the Aquarium’s shark mascot, Friendly Finley, and shake paws with safety celebrities, McGruff the Crime Dog and Sparky, the fire department dalmatian.

Speaking of dogs, the K-9 demo team from U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point is among the public safety organizations providing displays and activities outdoors. Also look for the Carteret County Sheriff’s Dept. Crime Scene Unit, Carteret County Special Response Team, the U.S. Coast Guard, N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries, and the police departments from Pine Knoll Shores,  Emerald Isle and Indian Beach. The Wounded Warriors Association will be on hand.

A national crime prevention movement, National Night Out is celebrating its 31th anniversary of promoting neighborhood unity and a strong police-community partnership. The Town of Pine Knoll Shores police department organized the local celebration. The Aquarium volunteered to be the host site. For more information, contact Pine Knoll Shores police department 252 – 247 – 2474.

From: Tue, August 05 2014 - Tue, August 05 2014

Categories: History/Heritage Local Outdoors/Nature

Seaside Cinemas

Movies are free to the public and will begin at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.) on Wednesday nights. Movies shown at the Pavilion on the Circle, 115 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach.

From: Wed, August 06 2014 - Wed, August 06 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Shackleford Banks: Horses, Hiking & History

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

 

From: Wed, August 06 2014 - Wed, August 06 2014

Categories: History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature

Seashore Life 2

9 am - Noon. Summer Science School Program.  Investigate estuarine habitats, plants and animals through field and lab studies. This 2-day course includes a field trip to the Rachel Carson National Estuarine Research Reserve, water quality testing, using microscopes for plankton identification and many more activities.  Program by NC Coastal Reserve/National Estuarine Research Reserve.  Fee: $50.  Entering grades 3-6.  Advance registration.  252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com

From: Wed, August 06 2014 - Fri, August 08 2014

Categories: History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature

Live on Thursdays

Live music and artists in downtown Beaufort. Every Thursday through Aug. 21st from 6-8:00 pm. Location: 1st, 3rd & 5th Thursday at Dockhouse Park, 2nd & 4th Thursday on Middle Lane. 

From: Thu, August 07 2014 - Thu, August 07 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

EmeraldFest

EmeraldFest is back again this summer with weekly free outdoor music concerts from 6:30-8 pm at the Western Ocean Regional Access facility (located off Islander Drive, 1 block east of Coast Guard Road intersection). Concerts will be held every Thursday evening from June 19 through August 21, with a variety of genres performed by great regional performers. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the fun! 252-354-6350.

July 24 - Redneck Juliets (Country / Originals)
July 31 - Dependable Taxi (Pop / Alternative)
August 7 - Wild Honey (Blues / Country / Rock)
August 14 - Scearce & Ketner (Carolina Pirate Rock)
August 21 - Big Drink (Acoustic / Rock)

 

From: Thu, August 07 2014 - Thu, August 07 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

"What's Wrong with Blackbeard?"

Kevin Duffus Presents "What's Wrong With Blackbeard?" on Thursday, August 7th from 6:00 to 8:30 pm at The History Place Museum (1008 Arendell St., Morehead City). Join award-winning research historian, author, Kevin Duffus in an all-new multi-media presentation that lays bare the popular myths of Black Beard. Enjoy an evening with Kevin Duffus that is as humorous, as it is thought-provoking, with music and refreshments at The History Place. Tickets are $25.00. Contact Sondra Reed, Beaufort Pirate Invasion, 252-725-0860, [email protected]  

From: Thu, August 07 2014 - Thu, August 07 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

Friday Free Flick

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

From: Fri, August 08 2014 - Fri, August 08 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Beaufort Pirate Invasion

Come and get in touch with your inner pirate for two full days of piratical fun as pirates invade the town of Beaufort by land and by sea! 

Enjoy our famous pirate invasion battle along the Beaufort waterfront with the Meka II and Ada Mae, the pirate encampment at the Beaufort historical grounds along with historical demonstrations, vendors and more.Pirates, wenches and other nefarious characters roam the streets engaging in sword fighting, impromptu street battles, and whip demonstrations. Enjoy authentic Sea Shanties, Pirate songs and more by The Rusty Cutlass, Motley Tones, and Thunder and Spice. Enjoy the children’s costume contest, scallywag school, and storytelling and capture the autographs of Beaufort’s Most Wanted Pirates. www.beaufortpirateinvasion.com 

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From: Fri, August 08 2014 - Sat, August 09 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

Pickin' & Grinnin' in the Park

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

From: Fri, August 08 2014 - Fri, August 08 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Concert at the Fort

Location: Fort Macon State Park, Atlantic Beach. Meet in the fort parade ground at 7:00 p.m. and enjoy a free concert. Call the park office for more information 252-726-3775. No alcohol or pets allowed.

From: Fri, August 08 2014 - Fri, August 08 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Cape Lookout Lighthouse Moonrise Tours

Cape Lookout National Seashore is offering eight moonrise climbing tours of the lighthouse this summer. The 30-minute tours during which guides tell stories about the lighthouse keepers, will be held Friday and Saturday, but tickets must be bought in advance. The ferry departs from Harkers Island at 7:30 p.m. and returns at 10 p.m. for all the tours, which will be held between 8 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.Tickets cost $23 for adults, $12 for children and $19 for people 62 years and older. The ferry ride is included in the cost of the ticket. Participants should bring a flashlight.  Moonrise climb dates are August 8, 9 & 10.Reservations: 252-728-2250 X 3020. http://www.nps.gov/calo/planyourvisit/lighthouse-climbs.htm.

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From: Fri, August 08 2014 - Sun, August 10 2014

Categories: History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature

The Buccaneer Revue

BBQ Dinner and Pirate Talent Revue

Feast on a plate of Clawson's BBQ with all the fixin's. Then sit back and enjoy a  dazzling and entertaining display of swashbuckling showmanship & debauchery! 
Friday, August 8th , 2014
BBQ Dinner prepared by CLAWSON'S begins at 5:30, Revue begins at 7:00
Location: On Middle Lane behind the Beaufort Historic Site Encampment
Tickets: $17/adult, $8/kids 12 & under - includes dinner, iced tea, and the show. 
Purchase tickets via thsi link: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e8tfupp299a492c2&llr=b88gszjab 

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From: Fri, August 08 2014 - Fri, August 08 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine History/Heritage

Ahoy Pirates!

10 am - 4 pm. While enjoying the annual Beaufort Pirate Invasion make sure to stop by the North Carolina Maritime Museum to enjoy some free activities and displays.  In the Museum’s library pirates of all sizes can get a pirate tattoo, make a pirate hat and design their own super-secret treasure maps.  You won’t want to miss the Weapons Demonstration at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the museum.  Advance registration preferred. 252-728-7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

 

From: Sat, August 09 2014 - Sat, August 09 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

Lunch with Pirates

Noon - 1 pm. Join Blackbeard and his crew for this entertaining, educational and air conditioned lunch at the North Carolina Maritime Museum.  $15 per person.  Tickets go on sale July 15th and are available in the Museum Store.  Space is limited. Advance registration required. 252-728-7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

 

From: Sat, August 09 2014 - Sat, August 09 2014

Categories: History/Heritage

Camp Albemarle's Camp "Free 4 All"

Camp Albemarle (156 Albemarle Drive, Newport) will be celebrating 61 years of ministry by hosting the second annual "Free 4 All" day full of fun for the community on Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 12 to 7 pm.

During Camp Free 4 All, Camp Albemarle will have sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, tree climbing, Alpine Tower climbing and free fun for the whole family. There will also be local church praise bands throughout the afternoon for entertainment. For more information contact Tom Hussman, 252-726-4848 or [email protected] 

From: Sat, August 09 2014 - Sat, August 09 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle o Run!

A pre-grog 1M/5K jog (or walk) for the Beaufort Pirate Invasion.

Pirates cheer you on as you run, walk, or swagger down the scenic Beaufort waterfront! Prizes for the race winners as well as for the best pirate costumes- individuals and crews. Strollers and four-legged friends are welcome.
Location: Corner of Turner and Front St.
Fee: $20/participant or $60 for “crew” of 4
REGISTER ONLINE (www.beaufortpirateinvasion.com) or on race day at 7:00 a.m.
Race begins at 8 am

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From: Sat, August 09 2014 - Sat, August 09 2014

Categories: History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Parley on the Waterfront

Celebrate the end of the Beaufort Pirate Invasion and a return to peace & prosperity with an evening of live music, grog & good cheer! Saturday, August 9th, 2014 - 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Location: On the waterfront at The Dockhouse. Admission is FREE!

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From: Sat, August 09 2014 - Sat, August 09 2014

Categories: Food/Wine History/Heritage

Pirate Cruises Aboard the Crystal Coast Lady & Renegade

The Pirates are invading Beaufort again!  On Saturday, August 9, enjoy the Crystal Coast's history and beauty on our Wild Pony and Dolphin Scenic Tour, while indulging in a delicious array of lunch items, served by our Pirates! Longest and most comfortable tour in the area!

Or join the Pirates for Sunset Dinner on the Crystal Coast Lady or the Renegade. Enjoy a relaxing cruise, where the scenery promises to take your breath away, while enjoying our Dinner Buffet.

The "Lunch Cruise with the Pirates aboard the Crystal Coast Lady" is $25.00 for adults, $15.00 for children 3-11 and free for children 2 & under. The "Sunset Dinner Cruise with the Pirates aboard the Crystal Coast Lady" is $37.50 for adults, $21.00 for children 3-11 and free for children 2 & under. The "Battle & Dinner Cruise with the Pirates aboard the Renegade" is $35.00 for adults, $24.00 for children 3-11 and free for children 2 & under. 252-728-8687 or www.crystalcoastlady.com 


From: Sat, August 09 2014 - Sat, August 09 2014

Categories: History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature

SwanFest

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

The Seaside Arts Council is gearing up for another great season of outdoor music in downtown Swansboro. Musicians of many genres will take the Pugliese Pavilion stage this summer, starting Memorial Day Sunday and running for seventeen consecutive Sundays through September 14.  SwanFest has grown into a great music venue, with local favorites to Nashville recording artists. Bring your lawn chair to the Pavilion at Olde Town Square from 6:30-8:00 pm, Swansboro NC. (No pets or alcohol please.) For a list of performers, visit www.seasideartscouncil.com.

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From: Sun, August 10 2014 - Sun, August 10 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Knitting Workshop

The Beaufort Historical Association will offer a series of educational Living History programs this July and August.  These hands-on workshops and demonstrations illustrate the traditional arts, crafts, and necessary skills of early Beaufort residents.  Programs are held in the Beaufort Historical Association’s Welcome Center, located at 130 Turner Street. August 11th @ 10 am is the Knitting Workshop - Then and Now led by Mary Ellen Clement.  The Now project will be a cowl scarf.  Space is limited to 7 adults and there is a materials fee of $50.

Reservations are now being accepted for the workshops and can be made by stopping in the Welcome Center at 130 Turner Street, calling 252-728-5225 or 800-575-7483, or visiting www.beauforthistoricsite.org.  Space in these popular programs is limited and offered on a first come, first serve basis.

New this year is a three-day Summer History Day Camp for children ages 8-11 years old.  Students will participate in colonial activities such as butter churning, gardening, rope making, and knot tying to learn about life in early America.  Activities will awaken their awareness of the difficulties facing our ancestors, make them more appreciative of present day life, and encourage them to work harder towards a more productive future.

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From: Mon, August 11 2014 - Mon, August 11 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

Summer Film Fest

Sponsored by the Carteret County Parks & Recreation Dept.  All movies are shown at the Carteret County Public Library in the Beaufort Square Program Room at 2 pm.  Adult supervision required for children under 8 yr/FREE admission/refreshments provided. Call 252-808-3301 for more information.

From: Tue, August 12 2014 - Tue, August 12 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Seaside Cinemas

Movies are free to the public and will begin at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.) on Wednesday nights. Movies shown at the Pavilion on the Circle, 115 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach.

From: Wed, August 13 2014 - Wed, August 13 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Kayak Through History

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

 

From: Wed, August 13 2014 - Wed, August 13 2014

Categories: Outdoors/Nature

EmeraldFest

EmeraldFest is back again this summer with weekly free outdoor music concerts from 6:30-8 pm at the Western Ocean Regional Access facility (located off Islander Drive, 1 block east of Coast Guard Road intersection). Concerts will be held every Thursday evening from June 19 through August 21, with a variety of genres performed by great regional performers. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the fun! 252-354-6350.

July 24 - Redneck Juliets (Country / Originals)
July 31 - Dependable Taxi (Pop / Alternative)
August 7 - Wild Honey (Blues / Country / Rock)
August 14 - Scearce & Ketner (Carolina Pirate Rock)
August 21 - Big Drink (Acoustic / Rock)

 

From: Thu, August 14 2014 - Thu, August 14 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Beach Fun Run Series

Sponsored by the Carteret County Parks & Recreation Dept. Join the fun this summer with our Beach Run Series. All ages and skill levels welcome 1Mile, 5K, or 10K. Takes place on the Atlantic Beach Circle. Save money and time by registering one time for all 7 races for $25.00 (includes the t-shirt) ... or register individually $5 / race + $6 for the t-shirt. Registration opens at 5:30pm - race begins at 6:30pm. Download the forms from our website, http://ccpr.recdesk.com/recdeskportal/ or register onsite.

Fun Run Series Dates:

Thursday July 31
Thursday August 14

From: Thu, August 14 2014 - Thu, August 14 2014

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

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, August 15 2014 - Fri, August 15 2014

Categories: Local

Alive at Five Outdoor Concert

Sponsored by Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association (DMCRA). The concert takes place at the Jaycee Park on the Morehead City Waterfront (807 Shepard Street) from 5-8 pm and is free to the public. Featuring: Band of Oz (Aug 1), Liquid Pleasure (Aug 15) and Jupiter Jones (Aug 29). Call 252-808-0440 for more information.

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From: Fri, August 15 2014 - Fri, August 15 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Lorrie Morgan in Concert

8pm at The Morehead Center, 1311 Arendell St. Morehead City. Tickets $40 and $35.  For tickets visit http://www.themoreheadcenter.com or at the box office Thur – Sat 11-6 for walk-in or phone 252-726-1501.

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From: Fri, August 15 2014 - Fri, August 15 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Pickin' & Grinnin' in the Park

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

From: Fri, August 15 2014 - Fri, August 15 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Marine Life Cruise

9:30 - 12:30 pm. Associate Museum Curator Benjamin Wunderly takes you aboard a Duke University research vessel to trawl for fish and marine creatures.  From purple swimming crabs and mantis shrimp to sea robins and southern stingrays, you can examine the catch up close or just enjoy the boat ride.  Fee: $35.  Advance registration required.  252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

 

From: Fri, August 15 2014 - Fri, August 15 2014

Categories: Outdoors/Nature

NC Maritime Museum's Volunteer Ice Cream Social

Noon - 2 pm. Volunteers new and old are invited to enjoy this delicious summer treat as we celebrate another successful summer of events and discuss the murder, lore and fireworks planned for the rest of the year.  If you are interested in joining the volunteer staff, contact Christine Brin, Volunteer Coordinator (ext. 21) during normal business hours.  Visit the volunteer section of the Museum’s website www.ncmaritimemuseums.com to learn more about the different opportunities available to Museum volunteers.  Advance registration required. 252-728-7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

From: Fri, August 15 2014 - Fri, August 15 2014

Categories: Food/Wine History/Heritage

Build a Boat in a Day

9 am - 3 pm. 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.  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 (1 day class).  Class Fee: $300.  Minimum age: 8 yrs. old.  Advance registration.  252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

From: Sat, August 16 2014 - Sat, August 16 2014

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Chamber of Commerce Reverse Drawing

Location: Crystal Coast Civic Center. Theme: "Hats Off to the Races". For details, call the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce- 252-726-6350.

From: Sat, August 16 2014 - Sat, August 16 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

“Plein Air Art on the Waterfront”

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

From: Sat, August 16 2014 - Sat, August 16 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

SwanFest

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

The Seaside Arts Council is gearing up for another great season of outdoor music in downtown Swansboro. Musicians of many genres will take the Pugliese Pavilion stage this summer, starting Memorial Day Sunday and running for seventeen consecutive Sundays through September 14.  SwanFest has grown into a great music venue, with local favorites to Nashville recording artists. Bring your lawn chair to the Pavilion at Olde Town Square from 6:30-8:00 pm, Swansboro NC. (No pets or alcohol please.) For a list of performers, visit www.seasideartscouncil.com.

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From: Sun, August 17 2014 - Sun, August 17 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Beach Safety Course

The Emerald Isle Fire Department oversees the Town's Beach Patrol and Lifeguard program, and is offering a new Beach Safety Course all summer long.  Come on out and learn valuable information to make your beach experience as safe and enjoyable as possible! 

The new course will include helpful information about the Town's programs, how to prepare for your beach visit, warning flags and what they mean, rip current identification and survival, spinal injury prevention, lightning safety, potentially harmful aquatic life, and more!  The course is designed for beach visitors of all ages, and is free of charge to everyone. Summer 2014 sessions will be held at the Town Board Meeting Room, 7500 Emerald Drive (next to the Police Station) at 1 pm on the following dates: May 22, June 2, June 16, July 8, July 22, August 4, August 18.

For more information, please contact the EIFD at 252-354-2445 or [email protected] . 

From: Mon, August 18 2014 - Mon, August 18 2014

Categories: Outdoors/Nature

Summer Film Fest

Sponsored by the Carteret County Parks & Recreation Dept.  All movies are shown at the Carteret County Public Library in the Beaufort Square Program Room at 2 pm.  Adult supervision required for children under 8 yr/FREE admission/refreshments provided. Call 252-808-3301 for more information.

From: Tue, August 19 2014 - Tue, August 19 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Wine Cruise Wednesdays

Delight all of your senses as you sit back, sip our wine tasting offerings, and savor the sunset and beautiful scenery of the Crystal Coast.  Join us for our new wine-tasting and Italian Buffet Cruises on June 25, July 23, and August 20.  Once the Crystal Coast Lady departs the dock, we will offer you tastes of different wines and you will have the option to purchase by the glass or bottle to enhance your dining experience. Our cruise is great for first time wine drinkers AND wine connoisseurs.  7-9pm.  Visit www.crystalcoastlady.com or call 252-728-8687 for reservations.

From: Wed, August 20 2014 - Wed, August 20 2014

Categories: Food/Wine Outdoors/Nature

Seaside Cinemas

Movies are free to the public and will begin at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.) on Wednesday nights. Movies shown at the Pavilion on the Circle, 115 Atlantic Blvd, Atlantic Beach.

From: Wed, August 20 2014 - Wed, August 20 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Explore Rachel Carson Reserve

9:30 am - 11:30 am. Come explore the Rachel Carson Reserve, a North Carolina Estuarine Research Reserve site named for the prominent biologist, and author of Silent Spring and The Sea Around Us. This protected area is set aside for research and is home to many diverse coastal habitats. Learn about the plants and animals that Rachel Carson studied during her time in Beaufort. A guided hike, led by Associate Museum Curator Benjamin Wunderly will take you through the different habitats found on Town Marsh and Bird Shoal.  Not suitable for children under 6.  Fee: $20.  Advance registration required.  252.728.7317. North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, 315 Front Street, Beaufort 28516.  www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

From: Wed, August 20 2014 - Wed, August 20 2014

Categories: History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature

EmeraldFest

EmeraldFest is back again this summer with weekly free outdoor music concerts from 6:30-8 pm at the Western Ocean Regional Access facility (located off Islander Drive, 1 block east of Coast Guard Road intersection). Concerts will be held every Thursday evening from June 19 through August 21, with a variety of genres performed by great regional performers. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and enjoy the fun! 252-354-6350.

July 24 - Redneck Juliets (Country / Originals)
July 31 - Dependable Taxi (Pop / Alternative)
August 7 - Wild Honey (Blues / Country / Rock)
August 14 - Scearce & Ketner (Carolina Pirate Rock)
August 21 - Big Drink (Acoustic / Rock)

 

From: Thu, August 21 2014 - Thu, August 21 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Pickin' & Grinnin' in the Park

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

From: Fri, August 22 2014 - Fri, August 22 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Pine Needle Basket Workshop

The Beaufort Historical Association will offer a series of educational Living History programs this July and August.  These hands-on workshops and demonstrations illustrate the traditional arts, crafts, and necessary skills of early Beaufort residents.  Programs are held in the Beaufort Historical Association’s Welcome Center, located at 130 Turner Street. August 22nd @ 10:00 am is a Pine Needle Basket Workshop led by Sandi Malone for adults only.  Pine needle basket-making dates back to almost 9,000 years ago, and the baskets served as vessels for grain, crops, and other essentials.  Space is limited to 10 people and there is a materials fee of $25.

Reservations are now being accepted for the workshops and can be made by stopping in the Welcome Center at 130 Turner Street, calling 252-728-5225 or 800-575-7483, or visiting www.beauforthistoricsite.org.  Space in these popular programs is limited and offered on a first come, first serve basis.

From: Fri, August 22 2014 - Fri, August 22 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

SwanFest

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

The Seaside Arts Council is gearing up for another great season of outdoor music in downtown Swansboro. Musicians of many genres will take the Pugliese Pavilion stage this summer, starting Memorial Day Sunday and running for seventeen consecutive Sundays through September 14.  SwanFest has grown into a great music venue, with local favorites to Nashville recording artists. Bring your lawn chair to the Pavilion at Olde Town Square from 6:30-8:00 pm, Swansboro NC. (No pets or alcohol please.) For a list of performers, visit www.seasideartscouncil.com.

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From: Sun, August 24 2014 - Sun, August 24 2014

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Kayak Through History

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

 

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

Categories: Outdoors/Nature

Sunset Hawaiian Buffet Aboard the Crystal Coast Lady

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine Outdoors/Nature

Murder Mystery Dinner

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

Alive at Five Outdoor Concert

Sponsored by Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association (DMCRA). The concert takes place at the Jaycee Park on the Morehead City Waterfront (807 Shepard Street) from 5-8 pm and is free to the public. Featuring: Band of Oz (Aug 1), Liquid Pleasure (Aug 15) and Jupiter Jones (Aug 29). Call 252-808-0440 for more information.

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Pickin' & Grinnin' in the Park

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Carteret County Arts & Crafts Coalition Fall Show

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

SwanFest

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

The Seaside Arts Council is gearing up for another great season of outdoor music in downtown Swansboro. Musicians of many genres will take the Pugliese Pavilion stage this summer, starting Memorial Day Sunday and running for seventeen consecutive Sundays through September 14.  SwanFest has grown into a great music venue, with local favorites to Nashville recording artists. Bring your lawn chair to the Pavilion at Olde Town Square from 6:30-8:00 pm, Swansboro NC. (No pets or alcohol please.) For a list of performers, visit www.seasideartscouncil.com.

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

SwanFest

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

The Seaside Arts Council is gearing up for another great season of outdoor music in downtown Swansboro. Musicians of many genres will take the Pugliese Pavilion stage this summer, starting Memorial Day Sunday and running for seventeen consecutive Sundays through September 14.  SwanFest has grown into a great music venue, with local favorites to Nashville recording artists. Bring your lawn chair to the Pavilion at Olde Town Square from 6:30-8:00 pm, Swansboro NC. (No pets or alcohol please.) For a list of performers, visit www.seasideartscouncil.com.

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

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]

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Friday Free Flick

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Monster Truck Jam

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

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

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Sports/Athletics

Cycling for the Coast

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

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

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

 

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

Categories: Sports/Athletics

SwanFest

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

The Seaside Arts Council is gearing up for another great season of outdoor music in downtown Swansboro. Musicians of many genres will take the Pugliese Pavilion stage this summer, starting Memorial Day Sunday and running for seventeen consecutive Sundays through September 14.  SwanFest has grown into a great music venue, with local favorites to Nashville recording artists. Bring your lawn chair to the Pavilion at Olde Town Square from 6:30-8:00 pm, Swansboro NC. (No pets or alcohol please.) For a list of performers, visit www.seasideartscouncil.com.

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Atlantic Beach Saltwater Classic

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

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

Categories: Fishing

Horse Sense & Survival Tours

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

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

Categories: History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature

Down East Folk Arts Society Concert

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

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Civil War Reenactments

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

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

Categories: History/Heritage

Emerald Isle's Ninth Annual Day4Kids

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Local

8th Annual Flounder Surf Fishing Tournament

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

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

Categories: Fishing

Horse Sense & Survival Tours

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

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

Categories: History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature

Carolina Redfish Series Event #1

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

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

Categories: Fishing

Steep Canyon Rangers in Concert

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

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]

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

NC Seafood Festival

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

Dr. Bogus Free Surf Fishing Seminar

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

 

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

Categories: Fishing

Friday Free Flick

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Down East Folk Arts Society Concert

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

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

American Red Cross Blood Drive

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

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

Categories: Local

Horse Sense & Survival Tours

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

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

Categories: History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature

Carteret Arts Forum Series

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

12th Annual Gordie McAdams Speckled Trout Surf Fishing Tournament

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

 

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

Categories: Fishing

11th Annual Emerald Isle Triathlon

8 am. Presented by Emerald Isle Business Association and Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation.  The race includes a 750 meter swim in the Atlantic Ocean, 19.3k bike and a 5k run.  To register, please visit www.emeraldisle-nc.org/eiprd.  For more information, contact 252-354-6350.

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

Categories: Sports/Athletics

Carteret Arts Forum Series

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

American Music Festival Concerts

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

 

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Horse Sense & Survival Tours

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

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

Categories: History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature

Halloween Carnival

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

"Run Your BOOTY Off"

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

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

Categories: Sports/Athletics

Carolina Kite Festival

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Kindergarten Thanksgiving

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage Holiday

Friday Free Flick

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Down East Folk Arts Society Concert

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

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Horse Sense & Survival Tours

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

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

Categories: History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature

Crystal Coast Hop Fest

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

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

Categories: Food/Wine Local

Jumble Sale

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Horse Sense & Survival Tours

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

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

Categories: History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature

Community Thanksgiving Feast

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

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

Categories: Food/Wine History/Heritage Holiday

11th Annual Emerald Isle Christmas Parade

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

 

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

Categories: Holiday

3rd Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Photos with Santa

2-9 pm. Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation will host a very special visitor; jolly Ol’ St. Nicholas at his “authentic beach shack”.  Professional photographer Jeff Pennell of Pennell’s Photography, Inc. will capture the smiles of your child or grandchild.  One day will be dedicated to photographs of your four legged, fur-children with the charming man in red.  The sitting fee for each of your pint-sized loved ones is just 5 cans of non-perishable food or a 5lb. bag of dog or cat food, additional donations are welcome.  Your professional photographs will be available for purchase online at www.jeffpennell.com.  The basic package starts at $29.95.  Santa Claus will be at his beach shack from 12-7 each day, but is available by appointment only.

Preregistration and a $10 non- refundable deposit is due at registration. Sitting times can be reserved by contacting Sarah McNally at Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation. Proceeds will benefit the Humane Society and Wounded Warriors. What a great time of year to give! Not only do you get a beautiful photographed memory of your children or fur-children, but you also support our wounded heros and animals in need. Please call Sarah at 252.354.6350 or email at [email protected] to schedule your child or fur-child’s professional photographs with Santa.  Visit Santa’s website at www.cliffkringle.com  

From: Tue, December 02 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

27th Annual Core Sound Decoy Festival

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage Holiday

Carteret Arts Forum Series

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Breakfast with Santa

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

 

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

Categories: Holiday

Beaufort Holiday Art Walk

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Holiday

Christmas Candlelight Tour

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

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

Categories: History/Heritage Holiday

American Music Festival Concerts

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

 

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

American Red Cross Blood Drive

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

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

Categories: Local

Down East Folk Arts Society Concert

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

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

American Music Festival Concerts

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

 

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

4th Annual Clam Chowder Cook-Off

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

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

Categories: Food/Wine

Traditional Boatbuilding Carpentry Course

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Carteret Arts Forum Series

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Nine-Day Boatbuilding Course

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

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Down East Folk Arts Society Concert

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

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

BHA Membership Drive Valentine Party

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

Contemporary Boatbuilding Carpentry Class

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

American Music Festival Concerts

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

 

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Carteret Arts Forum Series

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Carteret Arts Forum Series

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Down East Folk Arts Society Concert

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

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Traditional Boatbuilding Carpentry Course

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Carteret Arts Forum Series

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

2015 Beaufort Boatbuilding Challenge Demonstration

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Down East Folk Arts Society Concert

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

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

Build a Boat in a Day

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Contemporary Boatbuilding Carpentry Class

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Publick Day

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

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

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

American Music Festival Concerts

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

 

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts

41st Annual Wooden Boat Show

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

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

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Carolina Maritime Model Boat Exposition

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

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

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

8th Annual Beaufort Boatbuilding Challenge

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

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

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

 

 

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Down East Folk Arts Society Concert

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

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

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

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Traditional Boatbuilding Carpentry Course

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Build a Boat in a Day

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Beaufort Old Homes Tour Kick-off Party

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

 

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine History/Heritage

Nine-Day Boatbuilding Course

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

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

NC Maritime Museum's Maritime Day

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

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

Categories: History/Heritage Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

55th Beaufort Old Homes and Gardens Tour

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

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

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Antique Show & Sale

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

Build a Boat in a Day

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Great 4th Race

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

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

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

BHA Summer Party

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

9th Annual Crab Cake Cook-Off

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

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

Categories: Food/Wine

Contemporary Boatbuilding Carpentry Class

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Traditional Skiff Regatta

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

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

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Build a Boat in a Day

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Traditional Boatbuilding Carpentry Course

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Contemporary Boatbuilding Carpentry Class

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Build a Boat in a Day

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Nine-Day Boatbuilding Course

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

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

25th Annual North Carolina Seafood Festival Regatta

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

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

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Fall-in-the-Water Meet

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

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

Categories: Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Kindergarten Thanksgiving

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

Friends of the NC Maritime Museum Boat Shop Base

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Food/Wine Outdoors/Nature

Kindergarten Thanksgiving

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

Traditional Boatbuilding Carpentry Course

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts Outdoors/Nature Sports/Athletics

Jumble Sale

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

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

Categories: Entertainment/Arts History/Heritage

Community Thanksgiving Feast

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

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

Categories: Food/Wine History/Heritage Holiday

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