Community Connections

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Kinston Gives Back 2022

Start: 08/02/2022
End: 08/07/2022

Camp Lejeune Restoration

Learn more about Camp Lejeune’s ongoing efforts to clean up contaminated sites across the Base in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency and the State of North Carolina by attending its Restoration Advisory Board meeting on August 10th at 6 PM. Presentations will be given on Base wide Accomplishments for the Installation Restoration and Military Munitions Response Programs and the Remedial Investigations being conducted at Sites UXO- 28 and UXO-29. The meeting will begin at 6pm at Coastal Carolina Community College in Room BT106. Meetings are held quarterly. For additional information please contact Mr. Thomas Richard, Co-Chair, at (910) 451-9641.

Start: 08/10/2022
End: 08/10/2022

Wood Ducks Cornhole Classic

The Wood Ducks announced that they will be hosting the Cornhole Classic on Saturday, September 17th at Grainger Stadium, sponsored by Brooks Poole Realty. Gates open at 10 am with the event starting at 11 am. It is a “rounder format” with American Cornhole League Rules. After pool play teams will be broken up into three brackets with cash prizes for the top three teams in each bracket!

It is $80 per team until September 3rd and $100 per team from September 4th until the day of the event. Teams consists of two players. Concessions and the Mother Earth Pavilion will be
open! Each team will receive 4 drink tickets per registration. To register please email [email protected]

Interested in being a sponsor? There are three levels of sponsorship opportunities starting at $500 up to $1,000. Each sponsorship includes a team, 2 signs and a video board logo with the opportunity to add-on. Email [email protected] to become a sponsor!

Start: 09/17/2022
End: 09/17/2022

Liver Life Walk

Walk for those fighting liver disease!
Registration starts a 8. The walk begins at 9. We will be there until 1. We will have vendors, for and much more. Please come out support NC! This is the first liver awareness walk in North Carolina and we are hoping for a big turn out for those needing support in any way.

Start: 2022-10-15
End: 2022-10-15

5th Annual Fur Ball

Join us for an evening of cocktails, dinner, music, and a silent auction in support of Austin Veterinary Outreach and Rescue.
Tickets can be purchased locally at the following locations:
Austin Veterinary Animal Hospital – 102 A Professional Park Drive, Beaufort
Blue Harbor Bank – 4119 A Arendell Street, Morehead City
or call Austin Vet Outreach and Rescue at 252-732-5936 or on Eventbrite.
Start: 08/06/2022
End: 08/06/2022

Walk to End Alzheimer’s New Bern 2022

On Saturday, Oct. 22, Craven County and the surrounding area residents will join the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease at the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s ® — the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The Alzheimer’s Association – Eastern North Carolina Chapter will be hosting Walk to End Alzheimer’s – New Bern at Union Point Park. Check-in opens at 9 a.m. with an Opening Ceremony at 10 a.m. and a Walk Start at 10:30 a.m.
On Walk day, participants honor those affected by Alzheimer’s with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony — a mission-focused experience that signifies our solidarity in the fight against the disease. The colors of the Promise Garden flowers represent people’s connection to Alzheimer’s — their personal reasons to end the disease. More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease – a leading cause of death in the United States. Additionally, more than 11 million family members and friends provide care to people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.  In North Carolina alone, there are more than 180,000 people living with the disease and 356,000 caregivers.
To sign up as a walker or Team Captain or to learn more about becoming a sponsor or volunteer
of Walk to End Alzheimer’s – New Bern, visit or call 800-272-3900.

Start: 10/22/2022
End: 10/22/2022

Old Wilmington Candlelight Tour


When the days get shorter and the nights cast a chill over the Lower Cape Fear, we are drawn to the light and joy from the glow of the holiday season; A Christmas tree, the candles of a menorah, the festive lights illuminating downtown Wilmington, and the luminaries lighting the way to an historic home like lanterns in times gone by.

The Lower Cape Fear Historical Society is very pleased to announce the Annual Old Wilmington by Candlelight Walking Tour is back in full force this year. In observance of the 50th Anniversary of this signature event it will feature a Grand Gala kicking off the weekend’s festivities. The events will be held beginning Friday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. with the Gala Celebration. The walking tour will be self guided and homes, houses of worship, and other historic sites all within Downtown Wilmington will be open for tours Saturday, December 10 from 4 – 8 p.m. and Sunday, December 11 from 1- 5 p.m. The festivities will conclude with a Holiday Open House held at the Latimer House, 126 S. 3rd St., on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. It will feature refreshments and entertainment.

Tickets for the Walking Tour and Grand Gala will go on sale Monday, July 11 at 10 a.m. The cost for the Walking Tour is $50 apiece; the Grand Gala is $100 each, or $150 for both events. The Open House will be free and open to the public.

For more information or to book your tickets, please visit or contact the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society at 910.762.0492.

Start: 12/09/2022
End: 12/11/2022

11th Annual Free Family Fly-In

Start: 08/12/2022
End: 08/12/2022

NC Seafood Festival Poster Contest

The North Carolina Seafood Festival, Inc. Introduces 2022 Storefront Poster Photography Competition

Each year, The North Carolina Seafood Festival, Inc. produces a storefront poster that is distributed to hundreds of businesses on the Crystal Coast and beyond to promote the upcoming Festival. Inclusion on the poster has become an honored recognition for winning professional and amateur photographers. This year, The NC Seafood Festival is searching for photography for inclusion on the 36″ Annual NC Seafood Festival Storefront Poster. The winning photograph should be shot in Coastal Carolina and reflect the seafood industry, coastal scenery or wildlife, or a previous NC Seafood Festival.

Submitted photos must be 4″x6″, 5″x7″, or 8″x10” in size, taken from a 35 mm film-based negative or digital camera, with images four (4) Mega Pixels or larger. No matting will be allowed. The winning photographer will be asked to submit a copy of the winning photograph on disk or USB for the purposes of reproduction. Email of the image is not preferred and will not be accepted.

Please include a protective stamped and self-addressed envelope if you would like the USB or disk returned.

All entries must be delivered or mailed to The NC Seafood Festival, Inc. office, located at 412-D Evans Street, Morehead City, NC 28557, by Wednesday, August 3, 2022 by 4:00 p.m. A maximum of four (4) photographs may be submitted per photographer.

The winning photographer will receive a $125 cash prize. Photography chosen for the Storefront Poster will become property of The North Carolina Seafood Festival, Inc. who reserves the rights to use the photograph at will in future marketing of the Festival.

Questions concerning the Storefront Poster competition should be directed to (252) 726-6273 or email [email protected]

End: 08/03/2022