Behind the Scenes at Tryon Palace: Costume Shop

Tuesday, August 1st from 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Tryon Palace historic clothing interpreter Leslie Lambrecht will lead a tour of the historic Jones House with a brief description of the house and then through the Tryon Palace Costume Shop on the first floor of the house. The costumer will discuss historical clothing research, the sewing techniques used in the past, and current projects for upcoming events.

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Music on the Deck at Persimmons Restaurant

Thursdays, August 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, & 31st from 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Join Persimmons for live music on the deck overlooking the Neuse River every Thursday! Weather permitting!

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Thursday Night Live at the Havelock Tourist & Event Center

Thursdays, August 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, & 31st from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Come on down, set a spell, keep cool and give these newcomers and return performers a chance to “show off”!

-August 3, 2017: New River Gospel Group

-August 10, 2017: Hoot’n’Nannies

-August 17, 2017: Al and the Boys

-August 24, 2017: Barbershop Quartet

-August 31, 2017: Marine Corps Jazz Band

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Smooth Jazz with David Robinson

Thursday, August 3rd from 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Saxophonist David Robinson plays smooth jazz for our Supper Club Thursdays. Come and relax with us. Enjoy a meal or sip your favorite wine!

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All Around This World Concert

Friday, August 4th from 10:00am to 11:00am

Join Jay Sand, founder and lead teacher of All Around This World, a unique global music and world cultures educational program, at Union Point Park, Friday, August 4, 2017 at 10am, for a participatory world music jam featuring songs and rhythms from several countries and continents. Sing and drum with Jay as he takes you on a melodic and rhythmic tour of the world. Event presented by New Bern Parks and Recreation Department.

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Monogram Tray Class

Friday, August 4th at 6:00pm

Paint your monogram and have fun at the same time. You will leave with a rustic but yet beautiful tray to your home. All supplies are provided and ready for you at the day of the event. The cost of the Class is $40. Your tray will be stained or painted for your convenience. You can choose a color for your tray between off white (paint) or stain in Dark Walnut. (see the main picture to know stain color). You can register by phone 252-631-5097 or at the store before the event. We will not hold any spot with out registration fee. You can bring something to drink or any snack. The time planned is 2-3 hrs. Class available for up to 6 people. Tell a friend and join us!

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RiverTowne Players Presents The Sound of Music

Fridays & Saturdays, August 4th & 5th at 8:00pm

Sunday, August 6th at 3:00pm

RiverTowne Players is proud to present one of the world’s most beloved musicals, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s final collaboration, The Sound of Music. This exceptionally talented cast includes Jessica Tyson as Maria Rainer and Tim Price as Captain von Trapp. This dynamic duo is joined by over 30 extraordinary child and adult actors, singers, and dancers. The Sound of Music is directed by Bethany Bondurant with musical direction by Amanda Kennedy, and is produced by Susie Tilley. This momentous production will also feature a large orchestra consisting of local musicians. You will not want to miss this sensational show full of unforgettable and stunning talent!

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Driving Out Domestic Violence

Sunday, August 6th from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Coastal Women's Shelter served a total of 460 clients during the 2016 fiscal year. We are pleased to announce our 3rd annual Driving Out Domestic Violence charity golf tournament. All proceeds benefit Coastal Womens Shelter to assist and serve individuals battling Domestic Violence in Craven, Pamlico, and Jones counties. To register visit: To volunteer, or sponsor this event please call Candice @ 252.638.4509.

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Adult Sailing Classes

Wednesday, August 9th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm

ETYSA announces: Adult Beginner Sailing Training! The course will consist of 3 hour blocks of time from 4-7PM on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Dates available July 12th and 13th, July 26 and 27, August 9 and 10. Register for a single class or multiple classes. Instruction will be provided by Wyatt and Peyton Russell, our ETYSA Junior Sail Camp Directors and USSailing Certified Sailing Instructors. On the water Training will take place using the Topaz 12 foot sloop. Students must be able to swim. There will be a maximum of 8 students in each class. Minimum of four students per class. All ETYSA members are eligible. You can become eligible by purchasing a membership in ETYSA, $25 for a single membership.

Each session will be $35 per person. Purchase all 6 sessions for $175. Sign up at on the Events page. Or contact Arch Altman at, or 919-306-1567.

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Vintage Thursday with Alisa Mike

Thursday, August 10th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Popular local singer Alisa Mike serenades us with jazz standards from the Great American Songbook. Vintage nights with Alisa are a wonderful trip back through time. She is a true artist and a voice you must hear!

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Global Leadership Summit

Thursday, August 10th to Friday, August 11th

Whether at church, school, business or home, you are leading people and projects every day. You're leading in a culture that is constantly changing and redefining itself. Leadership takes perseverance, dedication and a commitment to stretch your mind, expand your heart and use your God-given gifts to impact your world in real and powerful ways. On August 10-11, 2017 you're invited to gather with thousands of leaders across North America for The Global Leadership Summit. Commit now to be a part of this annual event designed to stretch and challenge you with world-class speakers, interactive dialogue and practical training. We are pleased to host The Global Leadership Summit 2017.

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ArtWalk and ARTcrawl

Friday, August 11th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

ArtWalk and ARTcrawl are a fun, casual celebration of art and community in downtown New Bern, held every second Friday of each month (yes, even in winter!). It begins at 5 p.m. and usually goes till 8 p.m.–but on warm summer nights, it has been known to go on until 10 o’clock. You’re invited to stroll along the sidewalks, drop in on shops and galleries, and dine at one of many fine restaurants and lively taverns on your way.

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2017 Summer Concert Series: Embers with Craig Woolard and Spare Change

Friday, August 11th at 5:00pm

Join the Embers with Craig Woolard and Spare Change for the final concert in our Summer Concert Series! Admission: $15 in advance, $20 at the gate, Children 12 and under free with paid adult. MEGA Ticket available for $35 and includes one ticket for each concert in Summer Concert Series. Tickets available for purchase at Mitchell Hardware or the New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce. All concerts with be held rain or shine. No food, drinks or coolers will be permitted.

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Summer Family Movie Night at the Park

Friday, August 11th at 8:00pm

Come see The Secret Life of Pets at Union Point Park. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy this FREE family movie.

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Shrimp Feast 2017

Saturday, August 12th from 5:00pm to 11:00pm

All the Shrimp (fried & Steamed) BBQ,Slaw,Hushpuppies and Baked Beans you can eat. All beverages included but BYOB. Must be 21 or you will be tagged.

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Christiane at The Brown Pelican

Saturday, August 12th from 8:00pm to 11:00pm

GEM Productions are proud to present the New Bern debut of Raleigh based singer-songwriter Christiane. Christiane brings a mix of Americana, Folk and Bluegrass influence to make for an earnest output of infectious songwriting. Christiane will be performing a duo set at The Brown Pelican on August 12th with music starting at 8:00 p.m. Christiane has been making a mark on the Raleigh music scene for the past few years and since the release of her debut full-length "Waiting With The Lights On" that expansion can only continue. Performing at large events like Wide Open Bluegrass Festival, Brewgaloo, and the North Carolina State Fair, this young songwriter continues to expand both in talents and in popularity, so you'll want to catch an intimate performance at The Brown Pelican while you can! 

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Craven County Over the Counter Medicine GiveAway

Saturday, August 12th from 9:00am to 2:00pm

NC MedAssist is hosting a FREE Over the Counter Medicine GiveAway in Craven County on Saturday, August 12th from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. The GiveAway is open to anyone needing OTC's. No ID required. Items include cold & cough, pain relief, children's medicine, vitamins, first aid and much more. All items are available on a first come, first serve basis and while supplies last. You must be 18 years of age or older to select items. Social Workers will be onsite to assist those who need help with prescriptoin medication (eligiblity required for prescription medication only).

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Tryon Palace Garden Lecture Series    

Saturday, August 12th 10:00am to 12:00pm

The August garden lecture features Mark Weathington, the Director of the JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, presenting a lecture and book signing on his newly release book, Gardening in the South. Mark travels extensively searching for new plants to diversify the American landscape and lecturing on a variety of topics in horticulture to further the JC Raulston Arboretum’s vision of “Planning and Planting a Better World.” His explorations and speaking engagements have taken him to around the world and throughout the US.

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Behind The Scenes at Tryon Palace: Conservation Lab

Tuesday, August 15th from 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Learn about the conservation work that is done to the artifacts on exhibit in the Governor’s Palace, North Carolina History Center and our historic house museums around Tryon Palace with Behind-the-Scenes tours of the Tryon Palace Conservation Lab. Observe the techniques and tools the conservation staff uses to preserve items from the past to be showcased in the present and for future generations. Also, guests can learn about techniques they can use to care for their own treasures at home.

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Lunch and Learn: The Raid on New Bern

Friday, August 18th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join Tryon Palace to explore the British raid on New Bern during the Revolutionary War at this month’s Lunch and Learn. This monthly brownbag lunch series will be held in the North Carolina History Center. Tickets for each event are $6 per person and free for Tryon Palace Foundation members. Each Lunch and Learn will begin at noon and guests will meet in Mattocks Hall inside the North Carolina History Center.

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Revolutionary War Day at Tryon Palace

Saturday, August 19th from 10:00am to 4:00pm

During Revolutionary War Day, guests will have many hands-on opportunities to experience the culture and lifeways of wartime in New Bern. Explore the life of the Revolutionary War soldier at an encampment, play soldiers’ games, learn about civilian medicine, and hear fascinating stories about the roles native New Bernians played during the American Revolution. Tryon Palace’s own First North Carolina Regiment of the Continental Line will demonstrate black powder firing at 10:30 and 2:30 on the South Lawn. Children can sign up to join the Continental Line and participate in “musket” drills on the front lawn throughout the day.

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Behind the Scenes at Tryon Palace: Costume Shop

Tuesday, August 22nd from 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Tryon Palace historic clothing interpreter Leslie Lambrecht will lead a tour of the historic Jones House with a brief description of the house and then through the Tryon Palace Costume Shop on the first floor of the house. The costumer will discuss historical clothing research, the sewing techniques used in the past, and current projects for upcoming events.

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Savi Wine Shop Girls Night Out + Networking Social

Thursday, August 24th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Enjoy a fun night out of networking, shopping and mingling at Savi Wine-it's such a great new place in New Bern. All women are welcome to attend our FREE Networking Socials but please register your ticket via Eventbrite. Our vendors will be doing giveaways and raffles all night! For vendor or advertising information, please email me directly at

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Arson Daily and Bearfoot Monty at The City Laundry

Friday, August 25th at 8:00pm

Arson Daily is a young indie rock trio from Raleigh, NC that blends bluesy influences with biting alt-rock foundations. Their sets are wildly energetic and feature a divine mixture of sentimentality and yearning that’s packaged as fun and danceable. The young trio return to New Bern in support of their new EP, ‘What’s On Your Mind?’ which highlights the bands 60’s era rock influences while providing a new indie rock flavor. They will be joined by the popular local act, Bearfoot Monty, an upcoming folk rock band with amazing energy and spirit sure to get you dancing.

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6th Annual Colonial SUP Race

Saturday, August 26th at 8:00am

Experience the thrill of open water racing while the crowds cheer you to victory in this paddler and spectator-friendly event on the Neuse River and the Trent River in the historic Colonial Capital of New Bern, North Carolina.

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