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MCAS Cherry Point’s air show is the largest air show in the Carolinas and one of the largest military air shows in the Southeast.

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Every other year, MCAS Cherry Point opens its gates to visitors and locals for the air show. Families pile into cars and trek to the tarmac to watch aerial stunts and wander through displays learning about the air station, the military and aviation history. This year’s event is scheduled for May 16-18. MCAS Cherry Point’s air show is the largest air show in the Carolinas and one of the largest military air shows in the Southeast. Friday’s show features nighttime performances, while Saturday and Sunday offers many daytime performances. Gates open for the Friday night show at 5pm with flying from 5:45-10pm. On Saturday and Sunday, gates open at 8am with flying from 10:30am-4:30pm. The theme for this year’s show is “Inspiration to Innovation,” submitted by Chris Kling of Vanceboro. Kling’s theme was selected from 237 entrants in the biennial theme contest. Because he submitted the winning theme, Kling gets to ride with one of the performing aircraft. This year’s air show keeps the tradition of topnotch air performers. Featured in the air entertainment includes the Black Diamond Jet Team, the Smoke-n-Thunder JetCar, Aeroshell, Bill Leff and his restored T-6 Texan, Dan Buchanan with his glider, OTTO the helicopter, New Bern resident Hubie Tolson, a B-25 Panchito, Chris Avery and

the CAF Corsair, the MiG-17F, Mike Wiskus and Lucas Oil Airshows, the Black Daggers parachute demonstration team and many others. Other highlights include a Marine Air-Ground Task Force demonstration, the Smoke-n-Thunder jet car, a host of civilian and military aerobatic demonstrations, a fun zone for the kids, plus historic and modern static aircraft displays on the flight line. The night show includes a variety of nightoriented aerial pyrotechnic displays, afterburner flybys, the roaring afterburner display of the Smoke-n-Thunder jet car, the Black Dagger skydivers, a wall of fire ordnance demonstration and a large fireworks display set to patriotic music. The show is providing a series of buses to take guests from the parking area to the tarmac. Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair or blanket, hearing protection, sunscreen and a visor or cap for spending a day in the sun. For those interested in premium seating, several options are available on the air show’s website and include bleacher, box and chalet seating. It’s also important to be mindful of the fact that guests are entering a government facility and are subject to searches at any time. For the most up to date information on the air show, visit the show’s website,

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Antique Autos & Art

First Capital Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America is presenting its annual antique auto show on Middle Street in downtown New Bern from 10am-2pm on Saturday, May 10. The show is free to view and all are welcome. Cars on display include pre-war, classic, modern and two-seat sports cars in both restored and unrestored condition. All owners with vehicles more than 25 years old, including motorcycles and trucks, are welcome to join. For the first time, the event is featuring plein air artists, and concluding the event with a wet paint sale from 4-6pm. Hosted by the Coastal Carolina Plein Air Painters, artists will be challenged to paint anything in the downtown area. For more information, contact Susan Cheatham by emailing susan@susancheatham. com or call Vickie at 252-626-6750.

21st Fossil Festival Set

The small town of Aurora plays host to the annual Fossil Festival, celebrating one of the area’s greatest resources, the Aurora Fossil Museum. The festival is scheduled for May 23-25 on Main Street in Aurora. The museum has many artifacts on display, from ancient sharks and whales to coral, shells and other invertebrates. The Aurora mine has been called the most important source of Pliocene and Miocene fossils in the world and the festival provides a great platform to raise awareness about the resource. The festival features children’s rides and games, helicopter rides, food and live entertainment. The Mikele Buck Band is scheduled to perform from 7-11pm on Friday, May 23 and the Old Southern Moonshine Revival is scheduled for 7-11pm on Saturday, May 24. For more information, call the museum at 252322-4238.

Strawberry Festival Returns

The Vanceboro Rescue Squad is hosting the annual Vanceboro Strawberry Festival and Rescue Day on Friday and Saturday, May 2-3. The festival is held at Vanceboro Farm Life Elementary School. The festival features live entertainment, a Friday night street dance, craft and food vendors, a parade on Saturday, rides, demonstrations by the rescue squad and plenty of fun. The festival kicks off at 5pm on Friday with carnival rides, crafts, food and music by DJ Jeff. The Wannabees are scheduled to perform from 7:30-9:30pm, with vendors and rides shutting down at 10pm. The festival resumes Saturday morning, running 10:30am-4pm. For more information, visit

Lunch & Learn About Blackbeard

Actor, singer, professor and playwright Stuart Aronson will discuss how he came to breathe life into the infamous Blackbeard. Aronson will share the inspiration behind his outdoor drama, “Blackbeard, Knight of the Black Flag,” and his research including the Blackbeard experts who advised him. He’ll also be reading scenes from his play. Lunch and Learn is held at The Chelsea Restaurant at 11:30am on Wednesday, May 7. Tickets are $16 for Historical Society members and $18 for nonmembers with lunch included. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling the New Bern Historical Society at 252-638-8558. New Bern Magazine 

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Charlie Brown on Stage

The Old Theater in Oriental is bringing Charlie Brown to the stage. “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” portrays a typical day in the life of Charlie Brown and his friends, bringing Charles Shultz’s familiar “Peanuts” comic strip characters to life. Linus sings about his beloved blanket, Snoopy fights the Red Baron, Schroeder celebrates Beethoven, Lucy reveals her ultimate desire and Charlie Brown struggles to keep his kite away from a tree. After its 1967 off-Broadway opening, the musical ran for nearly 1,600 performances and garnered Tonys, Drama Desk Awards and Grammys. An innocent and delightful take on childhood, the musical spawned six national tours and countless community theater productions. Catch the show at 7:30pm on Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10, or at 3pm on Sunday, May 11. Tickets are $10 for children under 12 and $15 for age 12 and over. Ticket prices include sales tax. Tickets can be purchased at Nautical Wheelers or at the Old Theater box office on performance dates.

MUMFEST Poster Revealed

MUMFEST isn’t until October, although things are coming together already. Lisa Bisbee, local artist and designer, has created a vibrant new look for this year’s festival. Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corporation invited Lisa back this year to create the new poster design because of the work she did last year. To see more of Bisbee’s art and design, visit www.greater New Bern Magazine or the Greater Good Gallery, 228 Craven St., New Bern.

Enjoy ‘Spamalot’

If you enjoy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, then “Spamalot” is the play you don’t want to miss. The New Bern Civic Theatre brings this comedy to the stage this month. Winner of Best Musical in 2005, “Spamalot” tells the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail. However, in Monty Python style, the story diverts a bit. This hilarious musical features such oddities as a line of beautiful dancing girls, a flatulent Frenchman and killer rabbits. Throughout the show, Arthur, traveling with his servant, Patsy, recruits several knights to accompany him on his quest, including Sir Bedevere, Sir Robin, Sir Lancelot and Sir Galahad. With nonstop goofiness and contagious laughter, “Spamalot” keeps the audience wanting more. See the show at 7:30 pm on May 2-3, 9-10 and 16-17, and at 2pm on May 4 and 11. Tickets are $17 in advance, $19 at the door and $10 for students and active duty military. For more information, visit

Featured Artist at Baxters

Fine Art at Baxters Gallery features classical artist Patricia Pittman. The exhibit is on view May 9 through June 6. A reception is scheduled for 5-8pm on Friday, May 9 during the downtown ArtWalk.

Pittman is an award winning artist that has focused much of her artistic career on the classical approach to oils used by the masters, and continues to be fascinated by the human form, often reproducing works in the Italian Verdaccio method. She specializes in landscapes, portraits, still life and classical reproductions. The artist currently teaches oil painting at the Cary Arts Center. For more information, visit

Arts Council Student Show

Craven Arts Council and Gallery is hosting its annual K-12 Student Show at the Bank of the Arts. The opening reception is from 5-8pm on Friday, May 9 during downtown ArtWalk. The show will be on display through Sat- Robert Rigsby urday, May 31. The theme of the exhibit is art elements and features Rigsby. His show opens with a reception during ArtWalk, from 5works grouped into categories such as value, color, line, shape, 9pm on Friday, May 9. The show will continue through June 30. texture, form and space. More than 100 pieces of art will be on Rigsby lives in Eastern North Carolina and has been painting display. For more information, visit full time since 2011, when he sold his veterinary practice. While he has nine years of formal college education, his artistic talents Oil Paintings on Display are largely self taught. Carolina Creations Fine Art and Fine Crafts Gallery is hosting Carolina Creations is located at 317 Pollock St. in downtown “Good Things Come in Small Frames,” new oil paintings by Robert New Bern.

Faces of the Past Academy Museum Adds New Exhibit

During Civil War Weekend, the Academy Museum welcomed a new exhibit, “Face to Face: Civil War Sketches and Stories.” The new display was put together through a combined effort by the Tryon Palace Foundation, Tryon Palace, New Bern Historical Society and the NC Dept. of Cultural Resources. The exhibit will remain open throughout the year from 12:30-4:30pm every Saturday and Sunday. “Face to Face” invites visitors to experience New Bern’s occupation through the eyes of African Americans, Confederates, Union soldiers and women caught between both North and South. Spanning the March 1862 invasion by General Burnside’s forces, through the devastation of the 1864 yellow fever epidemic, the exhibit reveals the daily lives of both military officials and citizens under their rule through artifacts, audiovisual panels, compelling stories and period images. Medicine, emancipation, education, espionage and traditional mourning of the dead are

some of the themes explored through the framework of wartime and its challenges. This exhibit also brings together sketches by soldier-artists, including Tryon Palace’s own Fred W. Smith Collection, portraying scenes of civilian and camp life. Other featured Civil War artifacts include: • Civil War drum captured at the Battle of New Bern, March 14, 1861 • Civil War-era patriotic apron on loan from the New Bern Historical Society • Amputation kit from the Civil War period • Recreated hospital scene depicting a yellow fever outbreak The opening of the new exhibit was complete with an encampment on the Academy green, reenactors in period dress and music from the Civil War era. The introduction of the new exhibit adds another layer of New Bern’s cultural heritage tourism opportunities. Other exhibits within the Academy Museum include displays about New Bern’s architecture and the history of New Bern Academy. New Bern Magazine 

EXPLORE oriental The town of Oriental is a sailor’s refuge tucked away along the Neuse River. Oriental earned its name from a Union Steamship that sank 33 miles north of Hatteras. The wife of Oriental’s founder and first postmaster is said to have seen the transom of the vessel displayed years later at a home in Manteo and found it to be the ideal name for their little waterside hamlet. In Oriental, boats outnumber people nearly three to one. Boats are not just a part of Oriental’s history, they define it. Labeled the Sailing Capital of North Carolina, it’s common to find residents and visitors kayaking, fishing and sailing year round. Nearly 5-6,000 sailors come in to port each year from the Intracoastal Waterway. While it’s best known as homeport to some of the East Coast’s finest sailing, Oriental also offers exceptional opportunities for cycling, paddling, hunting, golfing and a number of other activities. Most importantly, Oriental offers friendly, small-town charm. The year-round ferry, which carries 30 cars, docks at Minnesott Beach, just 10 miles from Oriental, making it accessible to points east and west.

EXPLORE havelock Havelock can be found nestled on Hwy 70 between historic New Bern and the beaches of the Crystal Coast. The town has a rich military history and is currently home to the largest Marine Corps air station in the world, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. When the North Carolina and Atlantic railroads came to a crossroads in 1858, the depot was named for Sir Henry Havelock, a British general who had gained popularity at the time for rescuing hostages during a bloody uprising in India. The city’s military history continued as it became an important Union foothold in the capture of New Bern and Fort Macon during the Civil War. The production of naval materials including tar and turpentine were important to the town’s early economy until the invention of the steam engine. The 1940s and World War II brought with them MCAS Cherry Point. Havelock’s population boomed and with it came economic prosperity for local businesses. Since then, Havelock has enjoyed a strong relationship with Cherry Point and those who serve on the base, which is one of the largest employers of both Craven and neighboring Carteret County. To explore Havelock’s attractions, visit 10 New Bern Magazine

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Spring is in the air! Warmer weather is here, which means more time in the great outdoors! The benefits to getting out are vast and varied. Read on to learn more about the following benefits: • How sunshine helps relieve the winter blues • The importance of proper hydration • Options for healthy and fun outdoor family activities About 80 to 90 percent of vitamin D is absorbed through sunlight, which is why in the winter time, due to lower vitamin D levels, we may feel more depressed or anxious. Also, those of us who work indoors all day are not exposed to the sunlight; again, causing possible lower readings of vitamin D. Vitamin D plays a role in bone health, working together with calcium to provide strong and healthy bones. Approximately 5-10 minutes in the sun, depending on age, skin tone, time of day or season, is enough sunlight for the body to begin storing and using vitamin D. Other sources of vitamin D are salmon, mushrooms and egg yolks. Temperatures are on the rise outside meaning body temperatures are also rising, resulting in our body’s response to cool itself: sweating. Sweating can make a world of difference when you are heating up (especially if there is a nice breeze!), but it means you are losing body fluid. Dehydration can cause muscle cramps, fainting or dizziness. Being hydrated will allow your blood to flow more easily, oxygenating muscles and carrying nutrients to organs. Water is the

Healthy Living best source to stay hydrated. Make sure you drink at least 8 glasses of water each day. Fruit and vegetables are also great sources of water, but should not be the only source. Sports drinks are effective ... for athletes. Most adults and children are able to replenish body fluids drinking water without the sodium and added sugar from a sports drink. Also be weary of your caffeine intake as caffeine acts as a diuretic and causes water loss. Some outdoor activities to enjoy include going to the park, playing in the backyard or making a family day trip to the beach. We forget what we can do outside when we are stuck behind our computers or have children who want to play video games more than play outside. Union Point Park is a family friendly environment where children can swing, feed ducks or have a family picnic. Being in the sun, feeling the warm sand and having the feeling of still floating on the waves when you lay down in bed is amazing. Being outside is so amazing for the soul and body and making sure you take certain precautions will enable you to have more fun and enjoy more time with friends and family. Learn a new game, cook a new meal on your grill or experience a new area. Whatever you decide, just make it fun and enjoy the sun! Adrienne Payton

Health and Wellness Director, Twin Rivers YMCA

EXPLORE new bern Located where the Trent and Neuse rivers meet, the City of New Bern offers the comforts of a modern riverside city with a historic tradition that dates back to colonial times. From art galleries to theaters and music venues to the NC History Center, this city has plenty of options when it comes to learning and experiencing new things. In 1710, Swiss baron Christopher de Graffenried founded New Bern as the second-oldest town in North Carolina, naming the city after Bern, the Swiss capital. The bear proudly displayed throughout the city comes from the Swiss city’s name, taken from the German word “bären,” or “bears.” Tryon Palace, New Bern’s most popular historic landmark, was completed in 1770 as the British colonial government house. After the Revolution, it was used as the first state capitol of newly independent North Carolina. The palace has hosted many famous people, including George Washington. Aside from the palace, New Bern contains more than 160 historic landmarks and four historic districts. Homes, stores and churches in the districts date back to the early eighteenth century. New Bern is also famed for a late 1800s pharmacist named Caleb Bradham, who mixed a syrup of coca, kola nut extracts and rare oils with carbonated water to create the fizzy beverage known today as Pepsi-Cola. The revitalized historic district offers visitors a variety of shops, galleries, restaurants and inns making this area a hub of activity. With outdoor events at Union Point Park, historic exhibits at the NC History Center, the bi-weekly farmers market and events celebrating local and regional artists such as ArtWalk and ARTcrawl, there’s always plenty for visitors and locals to explore. New Bern Magazine 11


NC Symphony Returns

The NC Symphony returns to the Riverfront Convention Center for its season finale, a concert featuring the works of two master composers, Strauss and Mozart. Catch the concert at 7:30pm on Sunday, May 4. A pre-concert talk is scheduled for 6:30pm with Dr. Barry Salwen of UNC-Wilmington and Finley Woolston, classical music announcer and producer at Public Radio East. The concert features “Overture to Don Giovanni” and “Symphony No. 40” by Mozart and “Entry March from The Gypsy Baron,” “Overture from The Gypsy Baron,” “Emperor Waltz” and “Overture to Die Fledermaus” by J. Strauss, Jr. Resident Conductor William Curry will lead the symphony in this concert. This is his 18th season with the NC Symphony. Curry also serves as the artistic director for the Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series and all NC Symphony summer programs. He has also served as music director of the Durham Symphony Orchestra since 2009. Seating is by general admission within each section, and prices range from $30-42. Some sections offer discounts for seniors over 60 and students under 26. Tickets may be purchased through the NC Symphony box office, at the Riverfront Convention Center during regular business hours or at the door one hour prior to concert start time. For more information, visit

Duo Performs at TRCC

Simon Spalding and James Olin Oden are performing a concert together at Trent River Coffee Company on Friday, May 2. These multi-instrumental performers have a repertoire that includes sea shanties, Celtic music, hornpipes, jigs and reels, drinking songs, 12 New Bern Magazine

originals and much more. Spalding sings, plays fiddle and a selection of instruments that are considered rare and obscure. He has knowledge of maritime and historical songs, as well as instruments from every corner of the globe. Oden is a singer/songwriter of Celtic and Americana music out of Raleigh. Whether singing heart-rending ballads or good old drinking songs, Oden’s compelling rhythmic style pulls you in and regales you with stories ranging from dark tales to silly revelries. Each performer will present a solo set, followed by a set that combines their talents. Music begins at 7pm and tickets are $10, available at the door. Call 252-514-2030 for more information.

Folk Arts Season Finale

The Down East FolkArts Society caps off the season with a concert by Deidre McCalla. The society’s 21st season comes to an end on Friday, May 16 at Trent River Coffee Company. From the moment McCalla takes the stage, her engaging presence and irresistible blend of folk, country, rock and pop seize listeners by the heart and won’t let go. Her first album was released when she was 19 and a student at Vassar College. With a theater degree under her belt and an acoustic guitar in the back of a battered station wagon, she hit the road and has never looked back. She has shared the stage with notables such as Suzanne Vega, Tracy Chapman and Odetta. For two decades her words and music have chronicled our strengths and weaknesses and celebrated the power of the human spirit. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for society members and active duty military and $8 for full-time students. Doors open at 7pm and performances begin at 8pm. For more information, visit




Fossil Festival May 23-25 2014 Main St. Aurora, NC

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Susan Payne, New Bern-Craven County Public Library

he New Bern Public Library invites everyone to visit during the merry, merry month of May! And, although we are diligently working behind the scenes to prepare for our annual Summer Reading Program, we have a plethora of reasons to stop by the library this month. Saturday, May 3 at noon, the New Bern Library is hosting a Lunch with the Author. Normandie Fischer, an author with deep New Bern roots, will be joined by two regional authors, Eddie Jones and Barbara Davis. These acclaimed authors will discuss their books, share stories about their writing experiences and offer insight into their inspiration. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet this panel of authors and hear them read from their latest releases. Their books will be available for sale and signing. Be sure to bring a brown bag lunch. Desserts and beverages will be available. On Thursday, May 8, the library will host its monthly Artist of the Month Reception featuring the works of local artist Corine Lee. The public is invited to this free event with an opportunity to view the artist’s works as well as meet the artist herself. Dr. John Sullivan will be joining us on Saturday, May 10 at 2pm to present “Becoming an Elder: Welcoming the Gifts of Later Life.” “A Novel Idea” Book Discussion Club convenes on Monday, May 19 at 1pm to discuss “Prodigal Summer” by Barbara Kingsolver. On May 23 at noon, come join Dr. Nathan Coles and Allison

Coles for Gluten Free 101, a Lunch ‘n Learn Program. It’s the latest rage! People try gluten-free diets in response to feeling tired, bloated or depressed, and find reducing gluten correlates with feeling better or losing weight. “Saving Mr. Banks,” starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, will be shown on May 24 at 2:15pm for our Saturday Matinee. The film tells the story of author P.J. Travers and reflects on her life after meeting Walt Disney who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen. This movie is rated PG-13. Popcorn and lemonade will be served. The New Bern-Craven County Public Library is located at 400 Johnson Street in historic downtown New Bern. All of our programs are held in the Hayden H. Jones Auditorium unless otherwise noted.

Sat. 3: Authors’ Lunch ‘n Learn. Noon. Join local authors Normandie Fisher, Barbara Davis and Eddie Jones for an inspirational look into their writing.

Sat. 10: Becoming an Elder: Welcoming the Gifts of Later Life. 2pm. Join John Sullivan, PhD., and look at the first and second half of life. Free and open to the public.

Wed. 21: iPad Basics Computer Class. 2:30pm. Students need to bring their own device. Advance registration is required. Conference Room.

Wed. 7: iPad Basics Computer Class. 2:30pm. Students must supply their own device. Advance registration is required. Conference Room.

13 & 15: Beginning Internet Computer Class. 10:15am. Advance registration is required. Conference Room.

Fri. 23: Lunch ‘n Learn – Gluten Free 101. Noon. Join Dr. Nathan Coles and Allison Coles and get all the whys and wherefores of starting a gluten free diet. Bring a brown bag lunch. Gluten free treats will be provided.

Thur. 8: Artist of the Month Reception. 7pm. May’s featured artist is Corine Lee. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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Wed. 14: Kindle Fire Basics Computer Class. 2:30pm. Advance registration is required. Conference Room. Mon. 19: Novel Idea Discussion Club. 1pm. May’s featured novel is “Prodigal Summer” by Barbara Kingsolver. The club is open to the public and the book is available at the library. Conference Room. Intermediate Internet Computer Class. 2:30pm. Advance registration is required. Conference Room.

Sat. 24: Saturday Afternoon at the Movies. 2:15pm. May’s featured film is “Saving Mr. Banks,” starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson. Popcorn and lemonade will be served. This movie is rated PG-13. Thur. 29: Windows 8 Computer Class. 2:30pm. Students must bring their own tablets. Advance registration is required. Conference Room.

Garden Gate Craven County

Agricultural Impacts Agriculture within Craven County is a significant contributor to the economy. More than 60,000 acres of field crop production provides annual farm sales between $4050 million depending upon yield and commodity price. Livestock accounts for approximately equal value. According to a study conducted in 2008 by Dr. Michael Walden, NC State University, the added value of supporting industry and private forestry resulted in more than $380 million contributed to the Craven County economy and accounted for over 10 percent of county employment. Typically, field crops include 20,000-25,000 acres of soybean production, 15,000-20,000 acres of corn production, 10,000-15,000 of wheat production and 2,000-5,000 each of tobacco, peanuts, cotton and sorghum production. Virtually all of the grain production is used within the state to support poultry, cattle, swine and aquaculture enterprises as feed. While most agricultural land use is for grain, grain is not the most profitable on a per acre basis. Rather, tobacco and peanuts claim this title. These two crops are also the most expensive to produce and have limited production capacity due to the sandier soil type preferred by these crops. However, Craven County has diverse agricultural production that includes one of the larger blueberry

farms within the state, prawn production with a marketing cooperative, private forestry and turf farms as examples. Much of production occurs within the western portion of the county. These farming operations typically range between 750-1,500 acres. However, approximately 10 percent exceed 2,000 production acres or more. Most operations are family farms producing a diversity of crops to manage risks of weather-related disaster. Few farmers are below 25 years old with most 60 years or older. According to the US Dept. of Agriculture, more than 20 square miles of land within Craven County has been converted from farm use to other uses since 1997. Converting existing farmland to other uses is much cheaper than clearing forested land or restructuring or demolishing existing buildings. Regrettably for those in agriculture, this results in loss of the most productive lands since the soils most productive for agriculture also are the most suitable for development. Craven County established voluntary farmland preservation methods as a result of farmland loss to development. This ordinance establishes farmlands into districts noted as farmland and is thus noted within the county GIS system. Landowners agree to protect the farm natural resources and to preserve the land as a working farm. To manage the program and advise Craven County Commissioners of agricultural issues, the Craven County Agricultural Advisory Board was established. This board, comprised of farmers and citizens with an agricultural interest, meets regularly to discuss issues. One of the most recent efforts of the Craven County Agricultural Advisory Board was to develop a long-range plan of action. Survey results from residents, farmers, businesses and government are outlined, economic trends discussed and agricultural issues are listed within the Craven County Farmland Development Plan. Copies of this report can be downloaded from boards/volunteer/vad.cfm. Mike Carroll

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2-4, 9-11 & 16-17: Monty Python’s “Spamalot.” New Bern Civic Theatre presents “Spamalot,” a musical comedy that tells the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail. Evening shows begin at 7:30pm and two Sunday matinees begin at 2pm. Tickets are $17 in advance, $19 at the door and $10 for students and active duty military. Details: 2-3: Vanceboro Strawberry Festival. The Vanceboro Rescue Squad hosts this annual festival at Vanceboro Farm Life Elementary School. The festival takes place from 5-10pm on Friday and 10-4pm on Saturday. Details: Thur. 2: Home School Day. 9am-3pm. Spend a fun-filled day immersed in the past while exploring the meaning of family at Tryon Palace. Tickets purchased on April 30 are $10 for students, $15 for adults. Tickets purchased after are $14 for students, $20 for adults. Details: www. Evening with Simon Spalding and James Olin Oden. 7pm. Visit the Trent River Coffee Company for a joint 16 New Bern Magazine

concert with music ranging from Celtic music to drinking songs. Tickets are $10, available at the door. Details: 252-5142030. 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31: New Bern Farmer’s Market. Whether they make it, bake it, grow it or sew it – you’ll find them all at the Farmer’s Market. Local artists and farmers combine their efforts to offer a full range of items from fresh spring produce to homemade breads, pastries, cakes, cookies, local honey, wines and sauces. Also find art, including pastels, aerial photography, flower arrangements, handmade scarves, hats, handbags, jewelry and home décor. From 8am-2pm on Saturdays and from 10am2pm on Tuesdays. Details: 252-633-0043. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: Oriental Farmer’s Market. 8-11am. The town of Oriental holds a traditional farmer’s market each Saturday morning between S. Water Street and the harbor. Expect arts and crafts and an array of produce. Cedar Grove Cemetery Tours. 4pm. In collaboration with the Earl of Craven Questers and the New Bern Historical Society, members will offer tours and

present a factual glimpse into the lives of more than two centuries of New Bern residents. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Historical Society or at the cemetery gate. Details: 252-638-8558. Sat. 3: 6th Annual Fur Ball. 6pm. This semi-formal benefit dinner raises funds for several local pet rescue organizations. Meet adoptable pets at 5pm. Enjoy live music by The Extraodinaires. Held at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. Tickets are $65 per person, or $600 for 10. Details: Nauti Paws, 252-637-0247. Cyclists Goin’ Coastal. 8am. The NC Coastal Land Trust is sponsoring a cycling event with routes in Craven & Pamlico counties. The event offers 5, 30, 50, 75 and 100 mile routes. Ride begins at River (Continued on page 18)


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NEUSEWORTHY events take station where they can make bird feeders, bird houses and other bird-related crafts for kids ages 4-12. Cost is $5 for adults and kids 12 & up. Children 12 and under are free. Details: Antique Autos & Art. 10am-3pm. Plein Air artists will be joining the First Capital Chapter Antique Automobile Club of America event. Head out and enjoy antique automobiles and creative art in downtown New Bern. Free. Details: www.

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Dunes in Oriental. Registration includes a 1-year membership to the Coastal Land Trust. Details: goincoastal. Sun. 4: Strauss & Mozart. 7:30pm. Resident Conductor William Henry Curry leads the NC Symphony through a set of Strauss and Mozart favorites at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. A pre-concert talk led by Finley Woolston of Public Radio East and Dr. Barry Salwen of UNC-Wilmington begins at 6:30. Details: Asian Games. 2pm. The Asian Games Club of New Bern meets at the Trent River Coffee House. The featured games are Shogi (Japanese chess) and Xiangqi (Chinese Chess). Details: 252-514-2030. Fri. 9: ARTcrawl. 5-8pm. Make your way through galleries, shops, restaurants and gardens in downtown New Bern to see exhibits and performances by local artists. Watch the creative process unfold as artists demonstrate their skills in various locations throughout downtown. Details: or 252-649-1712. ArtWalk. 5-8pm. Downtown New Bern art galleries stay open late and feature special sidewalk and inside events, 18 New Bern Magazine

receptions, music and more. Details: 252638-2577 or Sat. 10: Art on the Neuse. 9am-4pm. This popular festival returns to the harbor in Oriental with an array of artists sharing their craft. Details: Duffest 2014. 10am. Head to the Duffyfield & Stanley White Recreation Center’s Henderson Park for Duffest Community Festival. Enjoy bounce houses, a water spray park and live entertainment. Free. Details: Birding Bonanza. 8am-2pm. Held at the Cool Springs Environmental Education Center. Event includes guided birding hikes at 8am, 10am and noon. In addition, there will be a kids make ‘n

Tue. 13: Irish Music Session. 7pm. An informal session of traditional Irish music is planned for the Trent River Coffee House. The sessions include a variety of instruments, including the accordion, fiddle, guitar and flute. Donations are accepted at the door. Details: 252-514-2030. Wed. 14: Civil War Roundtable. 7pm. The New Bern Civil War Roundtable meets monthly at the Fireman’s Museum. Meetings include a guest speaker. Details: Pete Meyer, 252-670-3678. 16-18: MCAS Cherry Point Air Show. The public is invited to visit Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point for its biannual air show. Demonstrations, static displays, entertainment and fireworks can be expected. Blankets, lawn chairs and other comfort items are suggested. Details:

Fri. 16: Deidre McCalla in Concert. 8pm. The artist performs at the Trent River Coffee Company, New Bern, thanks to the Down East Folk Arts Society. General admission is $15; members, $12; and students, $8. Doors open at 7pm. Details: 252646-4657 or Friday Flicks. 7:30pm. The Old Theater in Oriental is showing “Captain Phillips” as part of the Friday Flicks program. Tickets are $6 and include free popcorn. All proceeds support The Old Theater. Box office opens at 6:30pm and doors open at 7pm. Details: Wed. 21: Eagles in the East. 6-7pm. This presentation by the Cool Springs Environmental Education Center will discuss the status of the Bald Eagle in Eastern NC and the risks still faced for their survival. The presentation is led by Jerry Lotterhaus. Cost is $5 per person and held at the Cool Springs Cabin. Details:

Mon. 26: Military Appreciation Day. 9am-5pm. In honor of those who served our country over the years and those who still do, Tryon Palace is offering free admission to all active duty military veterans with the presentation of military ID or proof of service. Discounted admission is given to their accompanying family members. Details: Tue. 27: Hearing Loss Association of America Meeting. 11am. The New Bern Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America is a support group for people with all degrees of hearing loss. Meetings include a guest speaker and are open to all in the common room at McCarthy Court Apartments, 1325 McCarthy Blvd. Details: 252-635-2189.

STORE front Midtown Olive Oil Brings Gourmet Choices to New Bern

Since October of last year, Midtown Olive Oil has been bringing specialty olive oils and balsamic vinegars to downtown New Bern. New Bern is the third location for Midtown Olive Oil. Owner Bethany Perkins opened the first store in Raleigh in 2010, and the following year opened a second location in Greensboro. Midtown Olive Oil offers a wide selection of high quality olive oils and balsamic vinegars, as well as imported gourmet foods, specialty items and skin care products. The store carries more than 50 of the highest quality small-batch extra virgin olive oils, specialty oils and vinegars from around the world. Taste before you buy, then watch as your selections are freshly poured, corked and sealed. Get inspired with flavors like blood orange olive oil, organic tarragon olive oil, lavender aged dark balsamic and grapefruit white balsamic. The store carries specialty oils like walnut, dark toasted sesame and Italian grapeseed oils as well as other unique gourmet foods, including fresh local bread, handmade chocolate and imported pastas and sauces. Visit Midtown Olive Oil’s website

and comb through the recipe section for some new ideas ranging from a balsamic martini to roasted walnut oil carrot cake. Midtown Olive Oil also carries two olive oil beauty lines, Olivella and Olivina. Olivella products are made with all-natural ingredients and 100 percent virgin olive oil. Midtown Olive Oil imports Olivella skin creams, lotions, shampoos and conditioners straight from Italy. Olivina is a green company that uses hand-pressed, antioxidant olive and grapeseed oils in its products. Schedule a private tasting or stop by the store at 215 Middle St. and let the educated staff teach you about Midtown Olive Oil’s diverse product lines. Shop online at New Bern Magazine 19

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MARKETplace Antiques and Collectibles

JL Kirkman’s Antique Mall, 1198 Hwy 17 N, Bridgeton, a unique mall filled with treasures past & present; antique furniture, home décor, ephemera, antique books, costume jewelry, records, pottery, art & much more! Mon.-Fri. 9am-6pm, Sat. 10am-6pm, 252-634-2745 or (H-11).

Arts, Galleries & Crafts

Carolina Creations Fine Art & Contemporary Craft Gallery, 317 Pollock St., part art gallery, part contemporary gift shop, representing a vast selection of American hand crafted pottery, jewelry, glass, wood, paintings, art furniture & gifts by local, regional & nationally known artists. When no ordinary gift will do visit 7 days a week, 252-633-4369 or shop online at (R-19). Fine Art at Baxters, located in Studio 323 – home of working artisans – 323 Pollock St. A fine arts gallery representing regional and nationally recognized artists featuring a wide range of styles and mediums. Open Mon.-Fri. 10am-6pm, Sat. 10am-5pm. Details: 252634-9002 or (R-18).

Entertainment & Attractions

New Bern Civic Theatre, 412 Pollock St. Box office: 252-633-0567, features a full calendar of plays and performances throughout the year. Info: 252-634-9057, (R-18). Tryon Palace, where guided tours, live reenactments and conversations with costumed interpreters from centuries past bring history to life in vivid detail at the Governor’s Palace, Gardens and Historic Homes. And, at the new high-tech NC History Center, interactive games and hands-on exhibits delight visitors young and old, 252-639-3500, www.tryonpalace. org (R-15).

Food, Wine & Gourmet

Bay Leaf Restaurant, 309 Middle St., brings a little spice to downtown New Bern with its authentic Indian cuisine. Lunch buffet and plenty of vegetarian options, all made fresh daily. Call 252-638-5323 (Q-18).

Midtown Olive Oil, 215 Middle St., is the perfect spot to find gourmet olive oils and balsamic vinegars. Store carries gourmet foods and sauces, beauty lines made with natural ingredients and gift baskets, 252-637-0333, (R-18). Neuse River Winery, 169 Morris Creek Lane, Oriental. Small batch artisanal winery specializes in American/French hybrid grapes that grow well in the Eastern North Carolina climate. The tasting room open Thur.-Sat. 11am6pm or by appointment, 252-249-1503.

Real Estate

Century 21 Sail/Loft, 1000 Broad St., Oriental, is the waterfront realty specialist with more than 30 years experience in Oriental and Pamlico County. The team is standing by to help you choose a home in one of the most relaxing places in Eastern North Carolina. For information, call 252-249-1787 or 800-327-4189. Tab Premium Built Homes has been designing and building homes from 1,200 to 36,000 square feet for clients all over Eastern North Carolina since 1991. These homes are designed to be unique and different while typically exceeding the state building code requirements. Our goal is to exceed your expectations and make the home building process easy and fun. For more information, call 252-638-8310 or visit (G-7). Trent River Realty, Inc., 48 Shoreline Drive & 333 Middle St., can handle all your real estate needs. Whether you’re buying or selling, Trent River Realty is dedicated to making your real estate experience a great one. Call 252672-8412, 252-633-1442 or visit (Q-18).

Specialty Shops, Gifts, Clothing

Four C’s, 252 Middle St., offers unique gifts, Tshirts & toys, plus active clothing from Columbia, Woolrich & Atlantis. Also sandals, shoes & boots by Teva, Naot, Dansko & Colombia. Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm, Sun. 11am-3pm. Great gifts for all ages, free gift wrapping, 252-6363285 (R-18). Mitchell Hardware, 215 Craven St., a New Bern tradition for 100 years offers a complete

line of hardware, gifts, cast iron & enamelware, crockery, pottery, cookbooks & more! It’s great browsing in a yesteryear setting with everything you need … today. Mon.-Fri. 6:30am5:30pm, Sat. 6:30am-5pm, 252-638-4261, (R-19). Tryon Palace Museum Store, 529 S. Front St., located in the NC History Center, offers a wide assortment of specialty products, including books, food, plants, pottery and fine crafts, jewelry, tabletop objects, toys and more. 252639-3532 (R-15). Twice as Nice, 224 Craven St., is an upscale consignment boutique featuring high quality women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and accessories, home décor, and furniture items at reasonable prices. Open Mon.-Fri. 10-6pm, Sat. 10-5pm and Sun. 12-4pm (March - Dec.), 252-633-4432 (R-19).

Transportation & Business Services

Bridget Ipock – Farm Bureau Insurance, 2305 Hwy 70 E, New Bern. Located in the James City area, Bridget is prepared to discuss all your insurance needs, from life to property to auto. Call her today at 252-637-3437 or email Coastal Carolina Regional Airport, 200 Terminal Drive in New Bern is close, convenient & connected. Now offering more airlines for more convenience: US Airways Express & announcing new Delta Connection Service provided by Atlantic Southeast Airlines. Visit for more info. New Bern Magazine 21

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Antiques and Collectibles

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Arts, Entertainment & Attractions

Aurora Fossil Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Carolina Creations Fine Art & Contemporary Craft Gallery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Fine Art at Baxters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 New Bern Civic Theatre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Tryon Palace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

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Baker’s Kitchen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Bay Leaf Restaurant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Midtown Olive Oil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Neuse River Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

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Real Estate & Development

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Specialty Shops, Gifts & Clothing

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