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Calendar of Events

NORTH CAROLINA’S CRYSTAL COAST
CALENDAR OF EVENTS

2017

October  | November

Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course

2017, 9 am–4:30 pm

315 Front Street, Beaufort
(252) 728-7317

In this two-day hands-on course, students will explore the art of boat building from start to finish. They begin with the design and lofting of boats, and move on to the setup, steam bending and different methods of creating the back bone of small boats. In addition, they will learn how to make planking systems, both carvel and lap strake and all the appropriate fastening systems. By the end of the course, students will have the knowledge and skill to choose a design and style of boat to build on their own and the confidence to take on the job. Course fee: $135. Minimum age: 16 yrs. old. All courses are limited in size. Advance registration required.

All Event Dates:

    •    10-14-17, 9:00 am to 10-15-17, 4:30 pm

    •    11-18-17, 9:00 am to 11-19-17, 4:30 pm

    •    12-09-17, 9:00 am to 12-09-17, 4:30 pm

ncmaritimemuseums.com

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October

Kayak Fishing Class
October 10, 2017 | 8:00 am-2:00 pm
315 Front Street, Beaufort
​(252) 728-7317

Learn the basics of saltwater fishing from a kayak. Kayaks, tackle and rods provided; NC Saltwater Fishing license required. For intermediate or advanced paddlers ages 12 and up.  Under the age of 18, must be accompanied by an adult. Advance reservations required.  Fee: $60 per person.  North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC  28516.  www.ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com.

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Stand Up Paddleboarding
October 10, 2017 | 9:00 am-11:00 am
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Explore Bogue Sound on a stand-up paddle board with an instructor to guide you. Discover the plants and animals that call the Roosevelt Natural Area their home. Ages 8 and up. $50.  

For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Behind the Scenes: Shark Snack
October 10, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck and watch Aquarium Aquarists feed the sharks! Ages 5 and up. $20.  

For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Conservation Wednesdays: Blackbeard’s Ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge
October 11, 2017 | 9:00 am-3:00 pm
315 Front Street, Beaufort
​252-728-7317

Every Wednesday from March - December, 2017

Have you ever wondered what happens to the artifacts from the Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge once they are recovered from the bottom of the ocean? The North Carolina Maritime Museum will host a conservator from the Queen Anne’s Revenge conservation lab in Greenville from 10 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Conservators will be available every Wednesday to answer questions about the processes required to conserve the thousands of artifacts that have been recovered from the Queen Anne’s Revenge site.  Free Admission. North Carolina Maritime Museum.

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Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance
October 11, 2017 | 12:00 pm–12:45 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat.  Ages 5 and up. $12.  For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Roosevelt Natural Area Paddle Trip
October 12, 2017 | 9:00 am-11:00 am
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Grab a paddle and join the Aquarium for an adventure your family will never forget. Load up canoes or kayaks provided by the Aquarium and enjoy a leisurely ride through quiet backwaters to explore the diversity of the salt marsh. Ages 10 and up. $25. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Natural Side of Fort Macon
October 12, 2017 | 10:00 am–11:00 am
2303 East Fort Macon Road Atlantic Beach
(252) 726-3775

Meet in the Visitor Center lobby for a leisurely hike exploring the natural side of Fort Macon. Hike will cover both trail and beach.

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Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance
October 12, 2017 | 12:00 pm–12:45 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat.  Ages 5 and up. $12.  For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market – Sea to Table Dinner
October 12, 2017 | 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
315 Front Street, Beaufort
​(252) 564-8822

The Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market is excited to invite you to our first annual Sea to Table Dinner on Thursday, October 12th.  Join us at 6:00 in the evening on the new deck overlooking Taylor’s Creek at Harborside Park in downtown Beaufort, across from the Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street. The menu will feature a delicious Down East seafood boil including the freshest local crabs, shrimp, and clams along with corn on the cob, potatoes, onions and Down East lemon pies  and fig cakes for dessert! The evening promises great food, live music, community fellowship, and a gorgeous sunset over the water. Tickets are $65 per person and may be purchased online at:  oldebeaufortfarmersmarket.org at the Store, or at the market tent on Saturday mornings.

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Bryan Mayer Acoustic Performance @ Salt
October 12, 2017 | 9:00 pm-12:00 am
325 Mangrove Drive Emerald Isle
​(252) 354-2740

Come on by and enjoy Emerald Isle's favorite Country Artist performing his live acoustic show!

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7th Annual NC Troopers Association Offshore Inshore Saltwater Challenge
October 13, 2017 - October 15, 2017
Carteret County, NC

A non-profit fishing tournament donating to the North Carolina Troopers Association, Caisson Unit. Morehead City, NC.

In addition to the SKA Sanctioned Division 1 Kingfish Tournament there will be the following tournament fun:

  • Captain's Choice Trout and Flounder Tournament
  • Prize for biggest Lizard Fish
  • ​TWT for King, Trout and Flounder
  • ​Ladies King TWT
  • 2 Fish Aggregate - Reel Bad Boyz TWT
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Surf Fishing
October 13, 2017 | 8:00 am-11:00 am
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Learn to catch the big ones from the surf with expert instruction and hands-on experience. License requirement is covered; equipment and bait are provided. Ages 10 and up, $25.

For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Behind the Scenes: Shark Snack
October 13, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck and watch Aquarium Aquarists feed the sharks! Ages 5 and up. $20.  

For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Astronomy/Star Gazing
October 13, 2017 | 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
2303 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach
​(252) 726-3775

Meet at the Fort Macon bathhouse to view space through a telescope and learn more about our Universe.

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Hip Pocket @ Salt
October 13, 2017 | 9:00 pm - October 14, 2017 | 12:00 am
325 Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle
​(252) 241-7603

If you are looking for fun, entertainment and all the songs you love, Hip Pocket is it! When Hip Pocket shows up a party is sure to break out and the fun begins. Just ask anyone who has been to a Hip Pocket show and you will know what we are talking about. Come on out to Salt and get the party started!

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15th Annual Gordie McAdams Speckled Trout Surf Fishing Tournament
October 14, 2017 - November 25, 2017
7802 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle
​(252) 354-6692

Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation and The Reel Outdoors are sponsoring the 15th Annual Gordie McAdams Speckled Trout Surf Fishing Tournament.  The tournament will run from 8am Saturday, October 14th – November 25th, 2017.  Registration is FREEand the Reel Outdoors will be providing prizes for the top 3 anglers!  Registration is September 12th - October 12thThe Reel Outdoors is the official weigh-in station.  All trout must be caught by fishing on foot (surf, pier, inlet, sound) from Fort Macon to Emerald Isle; no boats. See complete rules on the back of the registration form, which will be available on September 12that The Reel Outdoors or the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center.  Registration forms and rules may also be downloaded at http://www.emeraldisle-nc.org/eiprd.  Contact Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation for further information or questions at: (252) 354-6350.

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Fore Paws Golf Tournament
October 14, 2017 | 8:00 am-2:00 pm
177 Brandywine Blvd, Morehead City
​(252) 247-2541

Come join us for a fun day of golf while supporting Austin Veterinary Rescue and Outreach. Hosted by Beaufort Pet Provisions.

$65 Golf Registration Fee includes golf, cart, box lunch, goody bag and prizes. Closest to pin, closest to line, longest drive men/women. Captains Choice Format.

Register at BEAUFORT PET PROVISIONS or message/email us for a registration form.
Opportunites for sponsorship available.

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Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course
October 14, 2017 | 9:00 am–September 17, 2017 | 4:30 pm
315 Front Street, Beaufort
​(252) 728-7317

In this two-day hands-on course, students will explore the art of boat building from start to finish. They begin with the design and lofting of boats, and move on to the setup, steam bending and different methods of creating the back bone of small boats. In addition, they will learn how to make planking systems, both carvel and lap strake and all the appropriate fastening systems. By the end of the course, students will have the knowledge and skill to choose a design and style of boat to build on their own and the confidence to take on the job. Course fee: $135. Minimum age: 16 yrs. old. All courses are limited in size. Advance registration required.

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Fall In-The-Water Meet
October 14, 2017 | 1:00 pm-5:30 pm
172 West Beaufort Road, Beaufort
​(252) 728-7317

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, 315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516. www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

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Behind the Scenes: Aquarium Close Encounters
October 14, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Visit labs and holding areas, help with food preparation and feed the animals in this thorough behind-the-scenes tour. Tour includes a look at fresh water habitats as well as salt water habitats and a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 8 and up, $20.  

For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Howling Hayride at Fort Macon
October 14, 2017 | 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

Join us for a special hayride and night hike at Fort Macon State Park. Meet at the bathhouse for the hayride, then hike back 1 mile along the Elliott Coues Nature Trail. Participants should bring a flashlight. Suggested donation $5 per adult to support the Friends of Ft. Macon’s ongoing trail improvement efforts.

2303 Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach
(252) 726-3775

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Carteret County Speedway
October 14, 2017 | 7:00 pm-10:00 pm
501 Whitehouse Fork Rd Swansboro
​(252) 436-7223

Bring the family and come on out for action packed racing at the most "pristine racing arena" ever !! . Kids 10 & under FREE. Enjoy pizza, hamburgers, beverages and much more!

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Down East Folk Arts Society Concert – Old Man Kelly
October 14, 2017 | 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
3505 Arendell St, Morehead City
​(252) 646-4657

The sound of OLD MAN KELLY comes broadly from the early days of American roots music: when bluesmen sang from front porches on hot afternoons: when swing bands played dances in speakeasies late into the night; when being an American troubadour was a trade. Since the 2013 release of Songs, Stories, Shanties and Shenanigans, Old Man Kelly has gigged relentlessly, bringing his vintage sound to over 300 swing dances, festivals and honky-tonks throughout the central Appalachian mountains.

The 2016 release of Off My Lawn is the recorded product of brazenly original and yet familiar-sounding tunes. Check out “Exitville” and “Milk Cow Blues” to get the feel of OLD MAN KELLY. As a one-man-band, expect a couple of guitars, a banjo or two and an arsenal of harmonicas and a whole lotta sound.

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Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance
October 15, 2017 | 12:00 pm–12:45 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat.  Ages 5 and up. $12.  For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Succulent Seafood Series
October 16, 2017 | 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Local chefs demonstrate how to prepare fresh, local seafood with a flourish. Sessions include a taste test! Schedule is based on restaurant participation. Ages 12 and up. $18.

For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Stand Up Paddleboarding
October 17, 2017 | 9:00 am-11:00 am
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Explore Bogue Sound on a stand-up paddle board with an instructor to guide you. Discover the plants and animals that call the Roosevelt Natural Area their home. Ages 8 and up. $50.  

For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Spy Sensibilities
October 17, 2017 | 10:00 am-11:00 am
2303 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach
(252) 726-3775

Come out to Ft. Macon and learn about the contributions women spies made during the mid-1800’s.

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Behind the Scenes: Shark Snack
October 17, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck and watch Aquarium Aquarists feed the sharks! Ages 5 and up. $20.  

For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Conservation Wednesdays: Blackbeard’s Ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge
October 18, 2017 | 9:00 am–3:00 pm
315 Front Street, Beaufort
252-728-7317

Every Wednesday from March - December, 2017

Have you ever wondered what happens to the artifacts from the Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge once they are recovered from the bottom of the ocean? The North Carolina Maritime Museum will host a conservator from the Queen Anne’s Revenge conservation lab in Greenville from 10 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Conservators will be available every Wednesday to answer questions about the processes required to conserve the thousands of artifacts that have been recovered from the Queen Anne’s Revenge site.  Free Admission. North Carolina Maritime Museum.

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Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance
October 18, 2017 | 12:00 pm–12:45 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat.  Ages 5 and up. $12.  For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Cape Lookout Albacore and Redfish Festival
October 19, 2017 - October 21, 2017
Atlantic Beach, NC

Make plans to join us at this year’s Cape Lookout Albacore and Redfish Festival, the Crystal Coast’s premiere fly fishing and light tackle tournament/event. The CLARF is a three day event scheduled for October 19-21st, 2017 aimed to raise money for Project Healing Waters. The first day is a private Healing Waters Day for Disabled Veterans followed by the Public Festival and Tournament on the second and third days. This year’s festival is full of prizes, auction items, music, food, and most importantly great fellowship. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to try your hand at some of the area’s finest fishing while helping to raise awareness and funds for an amazing cause.

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Roosevelt Natural Area Paddle Trip
October 19, 2017 | 9:00 am-11:00 am
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Grab a paddle and join the Aquarium for an adventure your family will never forget. Load up canoes or kayaks provided by the Aquarium and enjoy a leisurely ride through quiet backwaters to explore the diversity of the salt marsh. Ages 10 and up. $25. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Natural Side of Fort Macon
October 19, 2017 | 10:00 am–11:00 am
2303 East Fort Macon Road Atlantic Beach
(252) 726-3775

Meet in the Visitor Center lobby for a leisurely hike exploring the natural side of Fort Macon. Hike will cover both trail and beach.

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Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance
October 19, 2017 | 12:00 pm–12:45 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat.  Ages 5 and up. $12.  For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Brown Bag Gam: U.S. Life-Saving Service Operations in North Carolina
October 19, 2017 | 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
315 Front Street, Beaufort
​252-728-7317

Pack a lunch for the Brown Bag Gam during your lunch hour and join Associate Curator Benjamin Wunderly to learn about the United States Life-Saving Service Operations in North Carolina. Learn about the different stations that existed along the coast and what daily life was like for those in the service. The responding crews of United States Life-Saving Service were often the only hope of survival for shipwrecked victims along the North Carolina coast. The rescues performed by these men were some of the most heroic in our Nation’s history. Free Admission. No advance registration. Walk-ins welcome. North Carolina Maritime Museum.

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Surf Fishing
October 20, 2017 | 8:00 am-11:00 am
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Learn to catch the big ones from the surf with expert instruction and hands-on experience. License requirement is covered; equipment and bait are provided. Ages 10 and up, $25.

For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Behind the Scenes: Shark Snack
October 20, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck and watch Aquarium Aquarists feed the sharks! Ages 5 and up. $20.  

For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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10th Year Anniversary Party @ Harrika’s Brew Haus
October 20, 2017 | 7:00 pm-11:00 pm
Harrika's Brew Haus, Cedar Point Boulevard, Cedar Point
​(252) 354-7911

Our 10th Year Anniversary Party - Cheers to 10 years of Stellar Beers - 5 Breweries making great beer in NC for 10 years:

  • Highland
  • Foothills
  • Big Boss
  • Duck Rabbit
  • OBX brewing

A Food Truck will also be on sight

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Jim Quick & Coastline @ Salt
October 20, 2017 | 9:00 pm - October 21, 2017 | 12:00 am
325 Mangrove Drive Emerald Isle
​(252) 354-2740

For Reserved Seating and VIP Call Betsy@ 617-750-9005 or just shoot us a message.

Mark Twain once said, "A Southerner talks music." If this is true, Coastline speaks in volumes. An eclectic blend of soul, blues, and rock has produced the sound known as Coastline. From hard driving Carolina back beats, to Georgia southern rock, from Cajun inspired grooves, to Texas and Delta blues; Coastline truly defines the sound of historical Southern music. With finesse, the pure forms of southern music are transformed into a modern contemporary art form.

https://jimquick.com/

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Behind the Scenes: Aquarium Close Encounters
October 21, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Visit labs and holding areas, help with food preparation and feed the animals in this thorough behind-the-scenes tour. Tour includes a look at fresh water habitats as well as salt water habitats and a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 8 and up, $20.  

For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Beaufort Historic Association’s Fall Fundraising Party
October 21, 2017 | 6:30 pm-11:00 pm
100 Turner Street, Beaufort
​(252) 728-5225

Gala fundraising party held in a beautiful Beaufort home featuring the works of a selected artist. Artwork is available for purchase. Admission charge.

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Carteret County Speedway
October 21, 2017 | 7:00 pm-10:00 pm
501 Whitehouse Fork Rd Swansboro
​(252) 436-7223

Bring the family and come on out for action packed racing at the most "pristine racing arena" ever !! . Kids 10 & under FREE. Enjoy pizza, hamburgers, beverages and much more!

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Steampunk Alice in Wonderland
October 21, 2017 | 7:00 pm-9:30 pm
1012 Arendell Street, Morehead City
​(252) 240-2800

An Infusion Cafe Third Saturday Destination Dinner Theatre! October 21st, 2017 The Infusion Cafe is pleased to present… STEAMPUNK ALICE IN WONDERLAND!
Enter the Underland of Wonderland. Come "down the rabbit hole", and join us in a world created by Lewis Carrol (one of the pet authors of the steampunk sub-culture). The Infusion Cafe will once again visit Alice and all the zany personalities that people her adventures... this time in a punked- alter reality.

The Mad Hatter, The March Hare, The White Rabbit, The Queen of Hearts, The Caterpilar, The Jabberwocky, The Walrus, The Door Mouse... and Alice... will all be there. Enjoy three courses of fabulous fare and two courses of unlimited infusions served by this unforgettable cast- as these characters entertain and astound you- this time in a Victorian alter-world.
A little forboding, a little twisted... this will be an epically artistic, musical dinner adventure perfect for a dark, October evening.

So grab your goggles, your twisted Victorian garb, your retro-futuristic rags and geared steampunk gizmos… Imagine yourself traveling with us in this time warp journey on a night of altered time lines and Victorian fantasy… Destination: A STEAMPUNK REALITY (and the party of the season!)

Seating is Limited. Tickets Required.
Call 252-240-2800 to guarantee your seats.

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Do It For Drew Foundation Fall Gala
October 21, 2017 | 7:00 pm - October 22, 2017 | 12:00 am
2717 W Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach
​(252) 240-1155

Make sure and help spread the word!! October 21st from 7-midnight at The Doubletree Hotel in Atlantic Beach, NC! Tickets are $55 and are on sale now! We had such an awesome response to last year's event, as soon as last years party was over we set the date for this year! We have a block of rooms at the hotel so whether local or coming in from out of town, you can make a fun weekend out of it.

To make reservations click here and when booking make sure and set your arrival and departure dates: http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/O/OAJDTDT-DID-20171018/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
October on the Crystal Coast is beautiful! Go ahead and mark your calendars for October 21st! We think this year will be even better than last year!

Crocodile Rocks of Myrtle Beach Dueling Pianos will be back, we'll have magicians Billy Collins Hardy and Bryan Case Sanders on the floor before the music starts, TapSnap 1143 photo booth will be back with lots of cool new stuff and we're just getting started with planning! ** We'll also be drawing the winner of an awesome new Parker Boats boat package from Starling Marine with so many items donated by some amazing people!!** More details will be coming soon. For sponsorship information go here: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/d77a25_26143d0981174dd9975af0335371fdac.pdf

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Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance
October 22, 2017 | 12:00 pm–12:45 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat.  Ages 5 and up. $12.  For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Succulent Seafood Series
October 23, 2017 | 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Local chefs demonstrate how to prepare fresh, local seafood with a flourish. Sessions include a taste test! Schedule is based on restaurant participation. Ages 12 and up. $18.

For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Lona Bartlett | Storyteller & Puppeteer
October 23, 2017 | 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
101 Ann Street, Beaufort
​(252) 728-2600

Beaufort Inn welcomes special guest Lona Bartlett. Lona engages audiences both large and small with a wide range of stories that entertain and delight! Stories for Elementary School age children and parents. Limited seating - please call to register prior to show. No charge for children show. Refreshments to be served. Bring your favorite blanket to sit on.

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Kayak Fishing Class
October 24, 2017 | 8:00 am-2:00 pm
315 Front Street, Beaufort
​(252) 728-7317

Learn the basics of saltwater fishing from a kayak. Kayaks, tackle and rods provided; NC Saltwater Fishing license required. For intermediate or advanced paddlers ages 12 and up.  Under the age of 18, must be accompanied by an adult. Advance reservations required.  Fee: $60 per person.  North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC  28516.  www.ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com.

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Stand Up Paddleboarding
October 24, 2017 | 9:00 am-11:00 am
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Explore Bogue Sound on a stand-up paddle board with an instructor to guide you. Discover the plants and animals that call the Roosevelt Natural Area their home. Ages 8 and up. $50.  

For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Behind the Scenes: Shark Snack
October 24, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck and watch Aquarium Aquarists feed the sharks! Ages 5 and up. $20.  

For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Lona Bartlett | Storyteller & Puppeteer
October 24, 2017 | 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
101 Ann Street, Beaufort
​(252) 728-2600

Beaufort Inn welcomes special guest Lona Bartlett. Lona engages audiences both large and small with a wide range of stories that entertain and delight! Spooky Stories for adults. Make it a date night. Limited seating - please call to register prior to show. Beaufort Inn guests are free. Individuals $10, Couples $15.

Adult refreshments to be served.

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Conservation Wednesdays: Blackbeard’s Ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge
October 25, 2017 | 9:00 am–3:00 pm
315 Front Street, Beaufort
252-728-7317

Every Wednesday from March - December, 2017

Have you ever wondered what happens to the artifacts from the Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge once they are recovered from the bottom of the ocean? The North Carolina Maritime Museum will host a conservator from the Queen Anne’s Revenge conservation lab in Greenville from 10 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Conservators will be available every Wednesday to answer questions about the processes required to conserve the thousands of artifacts that have been recovered from the Queen Anne’s Revenge site.  Free Admission. North Carolina Maritime Museum.

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Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance
October 25, 2017 | 12:00 pm–12:45 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat.  Ages 5 and up. $12.  For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Roosevelt Natural Area Paddle Trip
October 26, 2017 | 9:00 am-11:00 am
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Grab a paddle and join the Aquarium for an adventure your family will never forget. Load up canoes or kayaks provided by the Aquarium and enjoy a leisurely ride through quiet backwaters to explore the diversity of the salt marsh. Ages 10 and up. $25. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance
October 26, 2017 | 12:00 pm–12:45 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat.  Ages 5 and up. $12.  For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Surf Fishing
October 8, 2017 | 8:00 am-11:00 am
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Learn to catch the big ones from the surf with expert instruction and hands-on experience. License requirement is covered; equipment and bait are provided. Ages 10 and up, $25.

For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Seashell Hike
October 27, 2017 | 10:00 am-11:00 am
2303 East Fort Macon Road Atlantic Beach
​(252) 726-3775

Join a ranger at Fort Macon's swim beach looking for and talking about some of the shells that can be found along our coast.

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Behind the Scenes: Shark Snack
October 27, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck and watch Aquarium Aquarists feed the sharks! Ages 5 and up. $20.  

For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Shuck, Rattle & Roll
October 27, 2017 | 7:00 pm-11:00 pm
3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City
​252-222-6262

This is an exciting partnership with the North Carolina Shellfish Grower's Associate and C.C.C.'s Aquaculture and Culinary Programs. Talk to local growers about their growing techniques and taste the freshest shellfish (straight from the growers themselves) with hors d'oeuvres prepared by C.C.C. Chefs!

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30th Annual Carolina Kite Festival
October 28, 2017 | 10:00 am - October 29, 2017 | 6:00 pm
1400 E FT. Macon Rd.
​(252) 247-7011

Kites Unlimited presents the 30th Annual Carolina Kite Festival at Sands Villas Resorts in Atlantic Beach.

Special Guests to be announced
See Colorful Kites from Around the World
Candy Drops for the Children
Kite Building for Kids
Team Flying

Mass Ascensions of:
Dragons
Soft Kites
Facets/Boxes
Deltas
Flat and Bowed
Sky Skimmers
Retro Kites
Art Kites
Dual & Quad Line Kites
Sky Ribbons

This annual event is designed as a THANK YOU to our customer and is a place to gather and fly with other kiters. Visitors are welcome to join us or watch the ever changing display of kites and people. Our wonderful volunteers are the reason we have been able to maintain this free event and new volunteers are welcome to join us in making this a fun event.

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Promise Land Festival
October 28, 2017 | 10:00 am-3:00 pm
1001 Arendell Street, Morehead City
​(252) 241-4767

Festival will take place at the Morehead City train station on the corner of Arendell & 10th Streets.
Free admission, tour of the Promise Land with Rodney, storytellers, & music. Cakes, subs & clam chowder will be for sale.

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Behind the Scenes: Aquarium Close Encounters
October 28, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Visit labs and holding areas, help with food preparation and feed the animals in this thorough behind-the-scenes tour. Tour includes a look at fresh water habitats as well as salt water habitats and a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 8 and up, $20.  

For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Carteret County Speedway
October 28, 2017 | 7:00 pm-10:00 pm
501 Whitehouse Fork Rd Swansboro
​(252) 436-7223

Bring the family and come on out for action packed racing at the most "pristine racing arena" ever !! . Kids 10 & under FREE. Enjoy pizza, hamburgers, beverages and much more!

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Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance
October 29, 2017 | 12:00 pm–12:45 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat.  Ages 5 and up. $12.  For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Succulent Seafood Series
October 30, 2017 | 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Local chefs demonstrate how to prepare fresh, local seafood with a flourish. Sessions include a taste test! Schedule is based on restaurant participation. Ages 12 and up. $18.

For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Stand Up Paddleboarding
October 31, 2017 | 9:00 am-11:00 am
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Explore Bogue Sound on a stand-up paddle board with an instructor to guide you. Discover the plants and animals that call the Roosevelt Natural Area their home. Ages 8 and up. $50.  

For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Brown Bag Gam: Sea Monsters
October 31, 2017 | 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
315 Front Street, Beaufort
​252-728-7317

Mermaid or Manatee? Leviathan or Sperm Whale? Dragon or Humpback whale? This program will explore some of the best known “sea monsters” and their possible origins in today’s known world.  At the center of every fish story, myth, or legend is a grain of truth and we will work together to see if we can find that grain. Free Admission. No advance registration. Walk-ins welcome. North Carolina Maritime Museum.

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Behind the Scenes: Shark Snack
October 31, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck and watch Aquarium Aquarists feed the sharks! Ages 5 and up. $20.  

For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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2017 Town of Emerald Isle Trick or Treat!
October 31, 2017 | 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
7505 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle
​(252) 354-3424

The Town of Emerald Isle will officially observe Halloween Trick or Treat on Tuesday, October 31st from 6-8:30pm.  Please think SAFETY at all times when taking children Trick-or-Treating!

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November

Conservation Wednesdays: Blackbeard’s Ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge
November 1, 2017 | 9:00 am-3:00 pm
315 Front Street, Beaufort
​252-728-7317

Every Wednesday from March - December, 2017

Have you ever wondered what happens to the artifacts from the Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge once they are recovered from the bottom of the ocean? The North Carolina Maritime Museum will host a conservator from the Queen Anne’s Revenge conservation lab in Greenville from 10 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Conservators will be available every Wednesday to answer questions about the processes required to conserve the thousands of artifacts that have been recovered from the Queen Anne’s Revenge site.  Free Admission. North Carolina Maritime Museum.

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Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance
November 1, 2017 | 12:00 pm–12:45 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat.  Ages 5 and up. $12.  For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Roosevelt Natural Area Paddle Trip
November 2, 2017 | 9:00 am-11:00 am
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Grab a paddle and join the Aquarium for an adventure your family will never forget. Load up canoes or kayaks provided by the Aquarium and enjoy a leisurely ride through quiet backwaters to explore the diversity of the salt marsh. Ages 10 and up. $25. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance
November 2, 2017 | 12:00 pm–12:45 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat.  Ages 5 and up. $12.  For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Bryan Mayer Acoustic Performance @ Salt
November 2, 2017 | 9:00 pm-12:00 am
325 Mangrove Drive Emerald Isle
​(252) 354-2740

For Reserved Seating and VIP Call Betsy@ 617-750-9005 or just shoot us a message on facebook.

With his towering height and powerful voice, Bryan Mayer, is making a BIG impact on the country music scene. A North Carolina native, the six foot seven singer/songwriter began his journey in music when he was 13. The son of a US Marine Corp Colonel and a Navy nurse, while stationed in Quantico, VA, Bryan was tapped by his middle school teacher, Dr. Drake, to play upright bass in the school band, for his already impressive height of 6’1” in the seventh grade. Although Bryan enjoyed playing the bass, the lore of the front man aspect and realizing he could sing led him to pick up the guitar. After some impromptu performances at keg parties at his house in college at ECU, Bryan ended up on the Carolina sands of Oak Island, NC. It was there that he started crafting his style and gutting it out in any bar, restaurant, or private party that would hire him. “Everyone would always tell me that I was going to make it someday. Some wondered why I hadn’t already,” says Mayer. “I knew this was what I was put on earth to do.”

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Surf Fishing
November 3, 2017 | 8:00 am-11:00 am
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Learn to catch the big ones from the surf with expert instruction and hands-on experience. License requirement is covered; equipment and bait are provided. Ages 10 and up, $25.

For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Behind the Scenes: Shark Snack
November 3, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck and watch Aquarium Aquarists feed the sharks! Ages 5 and up. $20.  

For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Blackbeard Celebrates the Holidays​
November 4, 2017 | 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
315 Front Street, Beaufort
​252-728-7317

A life at sea marauding and terrorizing doesn’t mean pirates did not enjoy the holidays. Learn about this interesting look at pirate customs from Historic Interpreter Christine Brin. This is part of a series of monthly lectures running from November 2017 through November 2018. The first lecture series will be held on the second Saturday of each month, beginning promptly at 2:00 p.m. Free Admission. No advance registration. Walk-ins welcome. North Carolina Maritime Museum.

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The Origin and Early Career of Blackbeard​
November 4, 2017 | 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
315 Front Street, Beaufort
​252-728-7317

Who was Blackbeard and how did he become a pirate? Nautical Archeologist David Moore will explain the story behind the rise of Blackbeard. Free Admission.  No advance registration. Walk-ins welcome. North Carolina Maritime Museum.

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Behind the Scenes: Aquarium Close Encounters
November 4, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Visit labs and holding areas, help with food preparation and feed the animals in this thorough behind-the-scenes tour. Tour includes a look at fresh water habitats as well as salt water habitats and a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 8 and up, $20.  

For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Friends of the NC Maritime Museum Boat Shop Bash​
November 4, 2017 | 6:30 pm–10:00 pm
315 Front Street, Beaufort
​252-728-7317

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.

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American Music Festival Series
November 4, 2017 | 8:00 pm–10:00 pm
1604 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC
(252) 728-6152

Schumann Quartett- Their youthful verve, audible enthusiasm and breathtaking technical mastery creates a powerful musical experience altogether inspiring. They visit AMF from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

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Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance
November 5, 2017 | 12:00 pm–12:45 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat.  Ages 5 and up. $12.  For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Succulent Seafood Series
November 6, 2017 | 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Local chefs demonstrate how to prepare fresh, local seafood with a flourish. Sessions include a taste test! Schedule is based on restaurant participation. Ages 12 and up. $18.

For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Stand Up Paddleboarding
November 7, 2017 | 9:00 am-11:00 am
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Explore Bogue Sound on a stand-up paddle board with an instructor to guide you. Discover the plants and animals that call the Roosevelt Natural Area their home. Ages 8 and up. $50.  

For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Behind the Scenes: Shark Snack
November 7, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck and watch Aquarium Aquarists feed the sharks! Ages 5 and up. $20.  

For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Conservation Wednesdays: Blackbeard’s Ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge
November 8, 2017 | 9:00 am-3:00 pm
315 Front Street, Beaufort
​252-728-7317

Every Wednesday from March - December, 2017

Have you ever wondered what happens to the artifacts from the Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge once they are recovered from the bottom of the ocean? The North Carolina Maritime Museum will host a conservator from the Queen Anne’s Revenge conservation lab in Greenville from 10 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Conservators will be available every Wednesday to answer questions about the processes required to conserve the thousands of artifacts that have been recovered from the Queen Anne’s Revenge site.  Free Admission. North Carolina Maritime Museum.

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Merry Time for Tots: Boats that Float
November 8, 2017 | 10:00 am-11:00 am
315 Front Street, Beaufort
​252-728-7317

Preschoolers and their caregivers will learn to judge different items (cannon balls, toy boats, spoons, etc.) and decide if they will float or sink before testing their “hypothesis” with a VERY scientific experiment in a pool of water. Students will also learn about some of the different boats that frequent our coast before making their very own blow boats from kits supplied by the Museum’s Watercraft Center. Ages 2-5. Free. Space is limited, pre-registration required. 252-728-7317. Program by School & Group Coordinator Christine Brin. North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort.

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Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance
November 8, 2017 | 12:00 pm–12:45 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat.  Ages 5 and up. $12.  For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Roosevelt Natural Area Paddle Trip
November 9, 2017 | 9:00 am-11:00 am
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Grab a paddle and join the Aquarium for an adventure your family will never forget. Load up canoes or kayaks provided by the Aquarium and enjoy a leisurely ride through quiet backwaters to explore the diversity of the salt marsh. Ages 10 and up. $25. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance
November 9, 2017 | 12:00 pm–12:45 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat.  Ages 5 and up. $12.  For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Surf Fishing
November 10, 2017 | 8:00 am-11:00 am
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Learn to catch the big ones from the surf with expert instruction and hands-on experience. License requirement is covered; equipment and bait are provided. Ages 10 and up, $25.

For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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The Return of Rodney Kemp Presents! History with Lunch, Voila!
November 10, 2017 | 11:30 am-1:00 pm
1008 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC
(252) 247-7533

Local historian Rodney Kemp returns with his popular lunch-time history program at the History Museum of Carteret County, 1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC. This well-received mainstay includes local history and Rodney’s down-home, personal observations along with audience participation and comments. Included in this run of events are author interviews and some of Rodney’s own interpretive topics.

Admission for each presentation with lunch is $15 per person or $13 for society members. Lunch is served 11:30. To attend the program only admission is $8.50 and $5.50 for society members. The program starts at noon. Please call 252-247-7533 ext 1 to make your reservations.

While at the History Museum, guests may enjoy our exhibits, or browse through our research library and store which features an array of reading material on local genealogy, books by local authors, jewelry, old-fashioned toys and other merchandise.

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Behind the Scenes: Shark Snack
November 10, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck and watch Aquarium Aquarists feed the sharks! Ages 5 and up. $20.  

For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Astronomy/Star Gazing
November 10, 2017 | 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
2303 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach
​(252) 726-3775

Meet at the Fort Macon bathhouse to view space through a telescope and learn more about our Universe.

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
November 10, 2017 | 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
1311 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC
(252) 497-8919

An eclectic group of sixth-graders arrives at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. Sweet and shy Olive brings only her best friend (the dictionary) with her to the bee; bold and hyperallergic speller William Barfee uses his “magic foot” to propel him to greatness; former champion Chip is struggling with his burgeoning puberty; easily distracted Leaf is unconvinced that he’s smart enough to be a challenger; overachiever Marcy is disappointed by her consistent success; and politically aware Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre only wants to impress her gay dads. In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals his/her hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition. With an engaging, tuneful score by William Finn and a sweet, funny book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee causes audiences to fall in love, both with the show itself and its “perspicacious,” “jocular,” and “effervescent” spellers.

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Mistletoe Magic Holiday Gift Show
November 11, 2017 | 9:00 am-4:00 pm
3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC
​(252) 247-3883

Finding something for everyone on your shopping list is easy at the annual Mistletoe Magic Holiday Gift Show from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Over 60 vendors gather at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City bringing a wide variety of handmade and commercial items. Entry fee is $4 for adults and free for children under 12.

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Behind the Scenes: Aquarium Close Encounters
November 11, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Visit labs and holding areas, help with food preparation and feed the animals in this thorough behind-the-scenes tour. Tour includes a look at fresh water habitats as well as salt water habitats and a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat. Ages 8 and up, $20.  

For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
November 11, 2017 | 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
1311 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC
(252) 497-8919

An eclectic group of sixth-graders arrives at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. Sweet and shy Olive brings only her best friend (the dictionary) with her to the bee; bold and hyperallergic speller William Barfee uses his “magic foot” to propel him to greatness; former champion Chip is struggling with his burgeoning puberty; easily distracted Leaf is unconvinced that he’s smart enough to be a challenger; overachiever Marcy is disappointed by her consistent success; and politically aware Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre only wants to impress her gay dads. In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals his/her hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition. With an engaging, tuneful score by William Finn and a sweet, funny book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee causes audiences to fall in love, both with the show itself and its “perspicacious,” “jocular,” and “effervescent” spellers.

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Down East Folk Arts Society Concert – Ruth Wyand​
November 11, 2017 | 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
3505 Arendell St, Morehead City
​(252) 646-4657

Ruth Wyand raises the bar in the “guitarist with foot drums” genre with her intricate picking style augmented by her alternating thumb bass, bottleneck slide, multiple foot drums and raw blues vocals. Ruth generates enough power to fuel a full band explosion!

Ruth is an award winning fingerpicker, slide player, songwriter and music historian from Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Beating a path to and from Juke Joints and Jazz clubs Ruth, performs at festivals, universities and clubs across the US, UK, Europe, Kuwait and New Zealand. Her playing and writing echoes the tones of Memphis Minnie, Billie Holiday Doc Watson and Howard Dog Taylor. If you enjoy a little history with your music come on out to enjoy a night with Ruth Wyand!

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Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance
November 12, 2017 | 12:00 pm–12:45 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat.  Ages 5 and up. $12.  For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Hands On Fort Macon
​November 12, 2017 | 1:30 pm-5:00 pm
2303 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach
​(252) 726-3775

Join us for a special Veteran’s Day event and get a better idea of what life might have been like as a solder or civilian stationed at Fort Macon during different periods of history.

Activities to include:

  • Public cannon drills – try your hand at operating a 19th century cannon.

  • Musket cartridge construction – Learn how ammunition for muskets of the 18th and 19thcenturies was made by making your own using candy and sugar instead of bullets and gun powder.

  • 19th Century Women’s Dress – Try on a Victorian style dress, and learn about women’s fashion of the time.

  • Uniform and small arms demo – Learn about soldiers from the War of 1812 through WWI, the uniforms they wore and the weapons they used. Starts at 3:00

  • Children’s Musket Drill – The young and young at heart are invited to join a regiment and learn 19th century drill with the help of reenactors. Starts about 3:45

  • Cannon Demonstration – We will end the event with a cannon firing demonstration at 4:45

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The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
November 12, 2017 | 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
1311 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC
(252) 497-8919

An eclectic group of sixth-graders arrives at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, each eager to win for very different reasons. Sweet and shy Olive brings only her best friend (the dictionary) with her to the bee; bold and hyperallergic speller William Barfee uses his “magic foot” to propel him to greatness; former champion Chip is struggling with his burgeoning puberty; easily distracted Leaf is unconvinced that he’s smart enough to be a challenger; overachiever Marcy is disappointed by her consistent success; and politically aware Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre only wants to impress her gay dads. In hilarious, touching, and catchy songs, each speller reveals his/her hopes, struggles, and passions as they make their way through the competition. With an engaging, tuneful score by William Finn and a sweet, funny book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee causes audiences to fall in love, both with the show itself and its “perspicacious,” “jocular,” and “effervescent” spellers.

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Bird Hike
November 13, 2017 | 9:00 am-10:00 am

Meet at the Fort Macon Visitor Center and take a leisurely hike to identify birds native to the area.

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Succulent Seafood Series
November 13, 2017 | 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Local chefs demonstrate how to prepare fresh, local seafood with a flourish. Sessions include a taste test! Schedule is based on restaurant participation. Ages 12 and up. $18.

For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Stand Up Paddleboarding
November 14, 2017 | 9:00 am-11:00 am
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Explore Bogue Sound on a stand-up paddle board with an instructor to guide you. Discover the plants and animals that call the Roosevelt Natural Area their home. Ages 8 and up. $50.  

For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Behind the Scenes: Shark Snack
November 14, 2017 | 2:30 pm-3:30 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck and watch Aquarium Aquarists feed the sharks! Ages 5 and up. $20.  

For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Conservation Wednesdays: Blackbeard’s Ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge
November 15, 2017 | 9:00 am-3:00 pm
315 Front Street, Beaufort
​252-728-7317

Every Wednesday from March - December, 2017

Have you ever wondered what happens to the artifacts from the Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge once they are recovered from the bottom of the ocean? The North Carolina Maritime Museum will host a conservator from the Queen Anne’s Revenge conservation lab in Greenville from 10 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Conservators will be available every Wednesday to answer questions about the processes required to conserve the thousands of artifacts that have been recovered from the Queen Anne’s Revenge site.  Free Admission. North Carolina Maritime Museum.

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Brown Bag Gam: Native Americans of Coastal North Carolina, 1718​
November 15, 2017 | 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
315 Front Street, Beaufort
​252-728-7317

Pack a lunch for the Brown Bag Gam during your lunch hour and join Associate Museum Curator Benjamin Wunderly for an informal presentation on Native Americans of Coastal North Carolina. This lecture will examine the various tribes and cultures that existed in Eastern North Carolina during 1718, the year that Blackbeard lost his ship and ultimately his life. Free Admission. No advance registration. Walk-ins welcome.  North Carolina Maritime Museum.

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Behind the Scenes: Aquarium at a Glance
November 15, 2017 | 12:00 pm–12:45 pm
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs. Also get a look at the Living Shipwreck habitat.  Ages 5 and up. $12.  For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Roosevelt Natural Area Paddle Trip
November 16, 2017 | 9:00 am-11:00 am
1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores
(252) 247-4003

Grab a paddle and join the Aquarium for an adventure your family will never forget. Load up canoes or kayaks provided by the Aquarium and enjoy a leisurely ride through quiet backwaters to explore the diversity of the salt marsh. Ages 10 and up. $25. For details call 252-247-4003 or visit www.ncaquariums.com to register.

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Natural Side of Fort Macon
November 16, 2017 | 10:00 am–11:00 am
2303 East Fort Macon Road Atlantic Beach
(252) 726-3775

Meet in the Visitor Center lobby for a leisurely hike exploring the natural side of Fort Macon. Hike will cover both trail and beach.

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For all programs and events offered at our major attractions, please visit individual websites: 

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores: www.ncaquariums.com (252-247-4003)

North Carolina Maritime Museum: www.ncmaritimemuseum.org (252-728-7317)

Beaufort Historic Site: www.beauforthistoricsite.org (252-728-5225)

Fort Macon State Park: http://ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/foma/main.php (252-726-3775)

The History Place: www.thehistoryplace.org (252-247-7533)

Core Sound Waterfowl Museum: www.coresound.com (252-728-1500)

Cape Lookout National Seashore: www.nps.gov/calo (252-728-2250)

 

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