Community Connections

Pancakes for press release 640pX360p.jpg
December 5th
7:00 AM-10:00 AM

Pancakes for PIE

Join us for Pancakes for PIE at Morgan’s Tavern & Grill, 235 Craven Street, downtown New Bern.
Breakfast will be served Saturday, December 5, from 7:00 – 10:00 am to benefit Partners In Education.
Morgan’s will be festively decorated for the holiday season and is the perfect setting to start your day with
pancakes, bacon, sausage, fruit, orange juice, coffee, and water. All this for just $7 per adult, and $5 for
children 12 and under. Reservations are not required as this is a pay at the door event. Debit, credit cards,
checks, and cash are accepted. To expedite seating, please have checks or cash ready.
Morgan’s will have their standard safety precautions in place. As you enter Morgan’s for Pancakes for PIE,
remember the three W's: Wear a mask, Wash your hands, Watch your distance.

December 5th
10:00 AM-3:00 PM

New Bern Breakfast Rotary Shredder Saturday

SHREDDER SATURDAY                                   





           Community Service Project of New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club

                                  FREE for 1st box of papers

                        Asking for donations for any additional-

                      with each donation FREE hand sanitizer

December 5th - December 6th
Visit Website

8th Annual Gingerbread Display Drive Thru Festival of Lights

Our vision for this year's Fastival is a drive-through Gingerbread Festival of Lights. This free, family-friendly event will be open December 5th & 6th from 5-8pm. The display route will begin on McQueen Avenue and will include "food-to-go" at Ft. Benjamin Park, various holiday displays including Santa and His Workshop, Crab Pot Christmas Trees, holiday goodies distributed to each car, and a spectacular holiday light display at SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House!

In addition to the Festival of Lights, we will also continue the tradition of the Gingerbread Competition & Display. It will be open to the public for viewing and voting December 8-12 at The Intersection Church, located at 5458 Highway 70 in the West Post shopping center beside William's Floor Covering.

Admission is free, but donations for SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House are appreciated!

toys for tots.jpg
November 21st - December 12th

Boxing Clinic Toy Drive Fundraiser


January 23rd
6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Onslow County Partnership for Children- Diamonds and Denim

The health and safety of the community is of utmost importance to Onslow County Partnership for Children. Due to continued concerns surrounding COVID-19, and with the well-being of attendees, donors, partners, and staff as the number one priority, OCPC made the difficult decision to reschedule its annual fundraising benefit, Diamonds and Denim, to January 23, 2021. Having spent the past year preparing for the event with the Board of Directors and community partners, OCPC is disappointed not to be able host the event this month. But agency staff have learned over the past few years that sometimes it is necessary to pause, be flexible, and remember that everything is “figureoutable.” 

OCPC would like to thank donors and community partners for their continued support, open discussions, and encouragement. Great things happen when the community comes together to support children. While Diamonds and Denim is not happening this month as originally planned, agency staff continue to work each day to provide resources, programs, and support to children and families in Onslow County because their needs remain and the work of child abuse prevention is ongoing.
OCPC will continue to monitor health and safety recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and N.C. Department of Health and Human Services and are hopeful that the ability to safely hold an event of this size will be possible in January so that the agency can provide the Diamonds and Denim experience the community expects and deserves, in a safe environment.
OCPC is excited to host the community in early 2021 and will have more information on event specifics as the re-scheduled date gets closer. This is a very challenging time for everyone and OCPC is immensely grateful for the community’s understanding, patience, and continued support. OCPC staff hope to see everyone on January 23 for Diamonds and Denim 2021.


Jan 29, 2020
Visit Website

Volunteer Drive

Albemarle Commission’s Senior Nutrition Program is seeking Meals on Wheels volunteers for routes in Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties in North Carolina. There is an urgent need for volunteers in Chowan and Pasquotank counties, who have a waiting list for potential clients due to lack of volunteers. Routes start at 11 am, Monday through Friday. Each route takes about an hour to complete. Volunteering as little as one day a month makes a huge impact for our home bound seniors. For more information on becoming a volunteer, please contact Laura Rollinson, Volunteer Coordinator, at (252)-404-7091 or