Eastern NC Events Calendar – January 2016

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Jump into a new year with the Atlantic Beach Penguin Plunge, scheduled for Jan. 1.

Ring the new year in eastern NC with lots of fun events! Here are some fun suggestions for January 2016. Find out more great things to do by checking out  http://www.newbernnow.comhttp://www.visitnewbern.com,http://www.havelockevents.com,http://www.towndock.net, and http://www.visitnc.com.

Friday, January 1

Noon, The Instead of Football Regatta, Warning horn at 11:55 a.m. Oriental Marker #1.

Noon to 2 p.m., Sounds of Freedom: 13th Amendment Sesquicentennial, Ceremony at noon at the Craven County Courthouse, 302 Broad Street, downtown New Bern. Reception from 1 to 2 p.m. at the N.C. History Center, 529 S. Front Street, downtown New Bern. Featuring patriotic music, historical reenactments, dramatic reading, and special guest speaker Florida State Supreme Court Justice James Perry (a New Bern native and graduate of J.T. Barber High School). Free event.

1 to 2 p.m., Penguin Plunge, The Circle at Atlantic Beach.

Monday, January 4

2 to 4 p.m., Succulent Seafood Demonstration and Taste Test, Saltwater Grill, Swansboro. Local chefs demonstrate how to prepare fresh, local seafood with a flourish. The program is for ages 12 and older and is $15. Advance registration required. Sponsored by the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores.

Friday, January 8

2:30 & 7:30 p.m., Explorations: International Film Series (part of the Lifetime Learning Center) presenting a Chinese movie, “Shun Li and the Poet.” Orringer Auditorium, Craven Community College New Bern campus, 800 College Court. FREE event and open to the public.

5 to 8 p.m., ArtWalk/ArtCrawl, downtown New Bern. Also featuring the First Annual Potters Throwdown for Empty Bowls., Craven Arts Council Bank of the Arts, 317 Middle Street, downtown New Bern.

6 to 7 p.m., Star Party, Hammocks Beach State Park, Swansboro. A telescope is available; however, bring your own telescope & red-lighted flashlight if you have them. Weather dependent event! Call park office for status at 910.326.4881.

7:30 p.m., Jeff Talmadge in concert, Trent River Coffee Company, 208 Craven Street, downtown New Bern. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. General admission $15/Active Military and Arts members $12. Sponsored by the Down East Folk Arts Society.

7:30 p.m., Cellist and vocalist Shana Tucker in concert, The Old Theater, 609 Broad Street, Oriental.  Presented by Pamlico Musical Society.

7:30 p.m. New Bern Civic Theatre presents, “Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Songs and Leiber and Stoller,” 414 Pollock Street, downtown New Bern. Tickets $16-20 in advance/$19-22 at the door/$10-12 students and active duty military.

Saturday, January 9

8 a.m. to 2 p.m., “Fabric and Fiber Day,” New Bern Farmer’s Market, 421 S. Front Street, downtown New Bern. Featuring artists who create with fabrics and fibers to create one-of-a-kind treasures.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Crystal Coast Bridal Fair, Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City. $7 at the door.

7:30 p.m. New Bern Civic Theatre presents, “Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Songs and Leiber and Stoller,” 414 Pollock Street, downtown New Bern. Tickets $16-20 in advance/$19-22 at the door/$10-12 students and active duty military.

Sunday, January 10

2 p.m., Civil War historian Ed Bearss presents, “Robert E. Lee’s Lieutenant Generals,” a lecture to benefit the New Bern Battlefield Park. Cullman Performance Hall, N.C. History Center, 529 S. Front Street, downtown New Bern. Presented by the New Bern Historical Society and the New Bern Civil War Roundtable in partnership with Tryon Palace. Cost is $10.

2 p.m., New Bern Civic Theatre presents, “Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Songs and Leiber and Stoller,” 414 Pollock Street, downtown New Bern. Tickets $16-20 in advance/$19-22 at the door/$10-12 students and active duty military.

2 to 3 p.m., Coastal Crafts, Hammocks Beach State Park, Swansboro. This month’s craft is beachy potted plants. Register by calling 910-326-4881.

Monday, January 11

2 to 4 p.m., Succulent Seafood Demonstration and Taste Test, Icehouse Restaurant, Swansboro. Local chefs demonstrate how to prepare fresh, local seafood with a flourish. The program is for ages 12 and older and is $15. Advance registration required. Sponsored by the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores.

Friday, January 15

7:30 p.m., New Bern Civic Theatre presents, “Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Songs and Leiber and Stoller,” 414 Pollock Street, downtown New Bern. Tickets $16-20 in advance/$19-22 at the door/$10-12 students and active duty military.

7:30 p.m., The Old Theater in Oriental will feature “Cabaret,” as its Friday Flick. The 1972 film is set in 1931 Berlin and stars Liza Minnelli as Sally Bowles, a nightclub singer. Minnellli won an Oscar for her work, as did supporting actor Joel Grey and director Bob Fosse. Admission is $5.50 and includes free popcorn. Box Office opens at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. 609 Broad Street, Oriental.

Saturday, January 16

10 a.m., Gardens Lecture Series, “You’re Not From Around These Parts: Gardening with Native and Exotic Plants,” presented by Bryce Lane, three-time Emmy Award winning television personality, retired horticulture teacher at North Carolina State University, avid gardener and speaker from Raleigh. Cullman Performance Hall, N.C. History Center, 529 S. Front Street, downtown New Bern. Free event.

7:30 p.m., New Bern Civic Theatre presents, “Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Songs and Leiber and Stoller,” 414 Pollock Street, downtown New Bern. Tickets $16-20 in advance/$19-22 at the door/$10-12 students and active duty military.

Sunday, January 17

1 to 5 p.m., Bridal Expo, New Bern Riverfront Convention Center, downtown New Bern. $6 at the door.

2 p.m., New Bern Civic Theatre presents, “Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Songs and Leiber and Stoller,” 414 Pollock Street, downtown New Bern. Tickets $16-20 in advance/$19-22 at the door/$10-12 students and active duty military.

Monday, January 18

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Free admission day at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Visitors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the local food bank. Cereal, peanut butter, powdered milk, canned fruit and vegetables, dried beans, rice, saltines and other staples top the list of needed items.

Thursday, January 21

7 p.m, Pardons of Innocence: The Wilmington Ten,” Documentary recounting the turbulent history of the desegregation of New Hanover County Public Schools in the 1960s and 1970s. Sponsored by the Tryon Palace African-American Lecture Series. Cullman Performance Hall, N.C. History Center, 529 S. Front Street, downtown New Bern. Free event.

Saturday, January 23

1 to 6 p.m., Jolly Skull Beer & Wine Festival, Greenville Convention Center, 303 SW Greenville Blvd., Greenville. Presented by Beer Army Foundation.

Monday, January 25

2 to 4 p.m., Succulent Seafood Demonstration and Taste Test, Crab’s Claw Restaurant, Morehead City. Local chefs demonstrate how to prepare fresh, local seafood with a flourish. The program is for ages 12 and older and is $15. Advance registration required. Sponsored by the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores.

Friday, January 29

5:30 to 8:30 p.m.: WinterFeast: Oysters, Brews & Comfort Foods, N.C. History Center, 529 S. Front Street, downtown New Bern. Featuring food, drinks, games & music. Participating restaurants include The Chelsea, Moore’s BBQ, 247 Craven, The Flame, and MJ’s Raw Bar and Grille. Tickets are $40. Proceeds benefit the Tryon Palace Foundation.

7:30 p.m., David Holt & Josh Goforth – Folk and Old-Time Mountain Music, Orringer Auditorium, Craven Community College New Bern campus, 800 College Court. Four-time Grammy Award winner David Holt and rising acoustic music star and Grammy nominee, Josh Goforth join together to bring to life the joy and spirit of old-time mountain music and stories. Adult tickets $25/Students $15.

No matter what time of year it is, Kathy Richey is ready to assist with all your real estate needs. Have a house you want to sell, or looking to buy something new? Contact me at 252.474.6469 or visitwww.KathyRichey.com and let’s get started! 

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