Pub Trivia with Austin Vaquilar

Wednesdays, November 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Bring a team or come out on your own and pit your knowledge of useless information against the other teams.  It's a night of trivia, food, drinks, prizes and fun! Admission: FREE & Open to the Public!

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Smooth Jazz with David Robinson

Thursday, November 2 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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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New Bern Bacon & Brew Festival

Friday, November 3 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm

The United Way of Coastal Carolina, 106.5 WSFL and New Rock 99X present the 3rd annual Bacon and Brew Festival in New Bern, NC! We will have live music with Dr. Bacon, great beer selection, food trucks with a bacon-themed menu, games and so much more! Must be 21+ to attend. Beer: We’ll have something for everyone: light, dark, sweet, hoppy, local and seasonal. Bacon: Dank Burrito, Sub Tropics Island Hopper, Shep’s Farm To Truck, King’s BBQ, Soo’s Chocolate, & Sugar Plumb Bakery. Entertainment: Live Music with Dr. Bacon! We’ll also have some games and vendors to keep you entertained. Admission: $10 advance, $15 at the door. Proceeds benefit The United Way of Coastal Carolina!

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You Pick Project Night at LaBella Designs

Fridays, November 3, 10 & 17 at 5:30pm

Saturdays, November 4, 11 & 18 at 5:00pm

For this workshop you will be doing a project of your choice from our design gallery. To view selections please visit You will be able to customize the colors the day of the workshop. Cost: starts at $30 per person (based on project).

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Aida: The Timeless Love Story

Fridays & Saturdays, November 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, & 18 at 7:30pm

Sundays, November 5 & 12 at 2:00pm

Aida is the triumphant love story between an Egyptian prince and slave that transcends warring nations and brings a country together. Adapted from the four-time Tony Award-winning hit, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal, chronicles the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, an Egyptian princess and the solider that they both love.

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Blackbeard Sailing Club’s Meet & Greet Social

Sunday, November 5 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Come enjoy a fun-filled time chatting with seasoned Captains and Crew for the latest word on Racing, Cruising, Day Sailing and more. Plus, check out one of New Bern’s most exceptional sailing facilities. *For both experienced and Novice Sailors*

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Merci on Middle

Sunday, November 5 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Envision a beautiful fall evening downtown New Bern. The trees on Middle Street are twinkling with lights, melodies from local street musicians wafting in the breeze, a long beautifully decorated table runs down the center of Middle Street. Around this table, 500 people gather together to break bread and share a culinary delight created in collaboration with some of New Bern’s finest restaurants. Join us on this magical evening to support and celebrate all that is MERCI Clinic.

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Behind the Scenes at Tryon Palace: Costume Shop

Tuesday, November 7 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. Tour begins and ends at the Palace Gates.

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Palace Pours: Pumpkin and Pies

Wednesday, November 8 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm

While attendees imbibe a selection of pumpkin beers, mulled wine, and hard ciders the November Palace Pours will feature a historic cooking demonstration. A costumed interpreter will lead a discussion about historical cooking and the holiday season, while also discussing historical beverages, drinking games and more. The beverages featured during this Palace Pours are being determined. Reservations are recommended. Maximum of 50 guests.

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An Outlander Weekend at Tryon Palace

Thursday, November 9 at 4:00pm to Sunday, November 12 at 4:00pm

This event is inspired by Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series of books and now popular Starz drama. On the weekend of November 9-12, come join us at Tryon Palace for Outlander-themed tours, live video chat with personalities from the Outlander television series, special Scottish-themed receptions and dinners, Celtic music, and become acquainted with other Outlander fans while enjoying North Carolina history. The package includes three nights’ accommodations at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Bern Riverfront, three breakfasts, two dinners, and shuttle transports from the hotel to Tryon Palace. Reservations are required.

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Food Truck Rodeo and Vendor Blender!

Friday, November 10 from 3pm to 8pm

Calling all Food Truck owners and budding Chefs!! Wanna show off your talents. advertise your wares? If you are interested in being a part of this event post below with your information and I will be in contact with you. Any organizations, businesses or individuals that provide services for the special needs community and children, there is a place for you as well. Please post your business or contact information below.

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ArtWalk and ARTcrawl

Friday, November 10 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Come to downtown New Bern to participate in the festivities at the local ArtWalk businesses.  Downtown art galleries and restaurants stay open for extended hours and sponsor special events every second Friday of the month!

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Christmas Haunted House

Friday, November 10 to Saturday, November 11

TWO DAYS ONLY - November 10 & 11, 2017. The Nighmare Factory will help you get into the holiday spirit with their horrifying twist on your favorite Christmas characters... join Jack Frost, Santa, Frosty, and more at the Nightmare Factory Christmas Haunted House!

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Veterans Day at Tryon Palace

Saturday, November 11 from 9:00am to 5:00pm

Tryon Palace will offer free admission to all active duty and military veterans, and their immediate family members on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11. This free admission will include the Governor's Palace, historic homes, North Carolina History Center attractions, and 16 acres of gardens. Military ID or proof of service is required for free admission.

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Berne Towne Square Block Party

Saturday, November 11 from 11:00am to 3:00pm

The Block Party will feature the Dale Earnhart Jr car and a Nascar simulator. In addition, each store on the block will have different games and activities, offer refreshments and special discounts as well as prize drawings.

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U-Boats off the Outer Banks: Shadows in the Moonlight: Lore Lecture

Sunday, November 12 at 2:00 pm

During WWII the German navy used a cipher machine called Enigma to encipher and decipher messages. The machine was onboard of the U-85, one of the U-boats operating off the coast of the Outer Banks, and went down with the ship when it sank in April of 1942. The Enigma machine was not recovered and remained entombed in the U-boat until 2001 when it was found by a team of local divers. In this fascinating program oral history program, Bunch describes his first-hand efforts in the research, diving, discovery, and recovery of this machine. The presentation also outlines how the Enigma Machine works and its significance in World War II. The recovered Enigma machine is currently on display at the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum where it was donated by the dive team and the German Government.

Specializing in oceanography, Jim Bunch earned degrees in marine biology from the University of Miami and from Old Dominion Institute of Oceanography. He worked as an oceanographer for the federal government for many years. Currently, he is Recreational Diving Chair for NOAA’s Monitor Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council. As part of his work, he recently explored the three u-boats located just off the NC coast, and is involved in planning their future placement of the Register of Historic Places. An active scuba instructor for 20 years, he has certified hundreds of divers interested in visiting North Carolina shipwrecks. He received the Scuba Schools International Pro5000 award in 1994 for making 5000 dives. He is the author of three books, the 1986 Diving the U-85, the 2003 U-85 Shadow in the Sea, a Diver’s Reflections, and the newly-released U-Boats off the Outer Banks. Shadows in the Moonlight Books will be available for purchase.

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Behind the Scenes at Tryon Palace: Museum Technology

Tuesday, November 14 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Rob Jones, Tryon Palace Multi-Media Coordinator, will take visitors on a tour inside the technology that operates the interactive exhibits inside the North Carolina History Center. Get an in-depth look into making history come alive and learn how Tryon Palace combines modern technology with meeting educational goals inside the Pepsi Family Center and Regional History Museum.

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9th Annual WRNS Guitar Pull

Wednesday, November 15 from 7:00pm to 11:00pm

This is a FREE show but there is one catch! You must WIN your ticket and bring a toy for Toys for Tots! Set your alarms now to win your FREE pair of tickets on air weekdays at 8am, 11am, 2pm, 5pm and 8pm. Listen for the cue to call and be lucky caller number 9 to win your pair. Not lucky enough to get through the phone lines? Don’t worry we have multiple Ticket Stops coming! One of our amazing WRNS Jocks will be broadcasting live and giving away tickets in intervals (you must be present to win)!!

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Lunch and Learn: ‘As American As Apple Pie’

Friday, November 17 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Just in time for the holiday season, discover the history and tradition of pies during the November Lunch and Learn lecture. 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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Tryon Palace Gardens Lecture Series

Saturday, November 18 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Our November garden lecture series, Saturday, Nov. 18 features Thomas Rainer, presenting a lecture on “The Social Networks of Plants: Creating Designed Plant Communities” followed by a book signing. This groundbreaking talk presents a powerful alternative to traditional horticulture—designed plantings that function like naturally-occurring plant communities. Join Thomas Rainer, a leading voice in ecological landscape design, to learn how plants fit together in nature and how to use this knowledge to create landscapes that are resilient, beautiful, and diverse. As practical as it is inspiring, this talk explores a new synthesis of ecology and horticulture–resulting in an intentionally designed and managed community where population dynamics are encouraged within an aesthetic framework. This lecture is free and begins at 10 a.m. in Cullman Performance Hall at the North Carolina History Center. Books are available for purchase at the North Carolina History Center Museum Store.

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At the Gallery: Rodgers and Hammerstein

Saturday, November 18 at 6:30pm

Arguably one of the most famous composer duos, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II revolutionized the way musicals were written and performed. Starting in 1943 with “Oklahoma” and ending with “The Sound of Music” in 1959, their work garnered thirty four Tony Awards, fifteen Academy Awards, the Pulitzer Prize, and two Grammy Awards. Several of their most pieces were made in to movies, such as “The Sound of Music” and “Cinderella,” or are still on performance in venues across the United States. Hits include “My Favorite Things,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” “Shall We Dance,” and many others from their hit musicals.

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Touch a Truck Plus

Sunday, November 19 from 10am to 3pm

Put your imagination in gear and go! Join us for our Touch A Truck Plus event, where kids get a chance to get behind the wheel and rub elbows with their hometown heroes. Come climb on and explore on your favorite equipment including helicopters, fire engines, military vehicles, farm equipment, construction trucks, boats, and much more. Touch a Truck Plus is an educational community event that will provide children with a hands on opportunity to see and touch heavy machinery and meet the people who build, protect and serve the Pamlico and Craven community. We will have bounce houses, face painting, vendors, crafts, demonstrations, and food trucks available for attendees as well. WHATS FOR LUNCH? Come and check out New Berns favorite food trucks such as Jitterzz Food Truck, Nest Cafe on Wheels Food Truck, Surf Shack Food Truck, and more! Admission is a $5.00 donation per family at the gates. Rain Date: Sunday Dec 3. Location: Pamlico Community College.

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African American Heritage Tour

Sunday, November 19 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Tryon Palace’s African American Heritage Tour explores the history and heritage of more than 20 historic locations around downtown New Bern. New Bern served as a haven for many African Americans during the early stages of the Civil War after Union forces occupied New Bern in 1862. The city’s African American population was the majority population in the area from 1800 to the 1930s. Conditions like this allowed the African American community to thrive in New Bern. Many of the city’s houses and public buildings were built by African American craftsmen, while the city was also home to some of the oldest African American congregations in the Southeast. The Tryon Palace African American Heritage Tour will be offered March to November on the third Sunday of each month. Tours begin at the Waystation, located on the corner of George and Pollock streets, at 2 p.m. Tickets are included with the purchase of a One Day Pass, or may be purchased separately. Admission is free for Tryon Palace Foundation members.

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Behind the Scenes at Tryon Palace: Conservation Lab

Tuesday, November 21 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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Santa’s Arrival Celebration

Friday, November 24 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm

Beary Merry Christmas in New Bern officially begins on Friday, November 24th, with Santa’s Arrival Celebration sponsored by Riverside Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram. Santa’s Arrival Celebration is an annual family event that will welcome Santa and illuminate Bear Plaza with thousands of lights and open Santa House to kids of all ages. The seasonal block party will take place along the 200 block of Middle Street from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm and will include holiday music, dancing, and crafts for the children. Downtown shops will stay open late so parents and grandparents can get a head start on their holiday shopping.

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Annual Downtown Christmas Open Houses

Friday, November 24 at 10:00am to Saturday, November 25 at 8:00pm

Downtown merchants will have their stores decked out for the holidays with beautiful decorations, free refreshments, live Christmas carolers and so much more!

Annual Downtown Christmas Open House – Friday, November 24th, Retail Shops Open until 8:00 pm

Mitchell Hardware 26th Annual Open House – Friday, November 24th, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm and Saturday, November 25th, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Carolina Creations Christmas Open House – Friday, November 24th, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm and Saturday, November 24th, 10am-6pm

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The Polar Express

Saturday, November 25 from 12pm to 2pm

A holiday matinee at the North Carolina History Center is the perfect way to wrap up your Thanksgiving weekend. Watch a screening of this family holiday favorite about a young boy that takes a magical train ride to the North Pole. After the movie, children can meet the Polar Express Conductor and receive a bell.

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Tree Lighting and Sledding

Saturday, November 25 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

The Community Christmas Tree lighting & sledding is the perfect way to bring our community together. The tree lighting will feature FREE sledding this year, along with food trucks and other vendors. The roundabout circle on E. Front Street will be closed so everyone can enjoy the festivities, including live music and other kinds of entertainment.

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Christmas Vacation at Tryon Palace

Saturday, November 25 from 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Celebrate the holidays with the Griswolds and join us for a showing of “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, and Randy Quaid. Light refreshments are included and alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets will go on sale Monday, October 30, 2017. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is rated PG-13.

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Holiday Décor Behind the Scenes at Tryon Palace

Monday, November 27 from 9:30am to 10:30am

Join us for a behind the scenes tour of the Palace Candlelight decorations. Gardens and Greenhouse Manager Hadley Cheris will lead a tour of the first floor of the Palace, describing the special items used in the decorations and the theme of the pieces. 

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Noel, Noel

Thursday, November 30 at 7:00pm

Craven Community Chorus presents Noel, Noel featuring Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria” under the direction of Philip Evancho. The second half of the concert will include traditional and not so traditional Christmas songs like, Baby, it’s Cold Outside, Cold and Fugue Season, An African Celebration, Jazz Gloria and more. Accompaniment for the concert will be provided by Cheryl Kite, pianist and Rachel Pino with the Trent River Orchestra.

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