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Goose Creek State Park

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt Saturday April 22. Meet at the visitor center to learn about Leave No Trace ethics on Earth Day and participate in a fun and in-teractive scavenger hunt. All ages are welcome. Wear sturdy shoes and be prepared to take a walk through the woods.

Oriental In-water Boat Show

It’s official - the 9th annual Oriental In-water Boat Show, Nautical Flea Market & Wooden Boat Expo has now booked exhibitors spanning the East Coast from Cataumet, Maine south to Fort Lauderdale and Yulee, Florida. If you want to see what a real boat show looks like, be in Oriental April 21-23.

Cycle NC Reminder

The 2017 Cycle NC Coastal Ride will be taking place April 28-30. The Town of Oriental encourages local businesses or those offering services to bring any pro-motional information to the Town Hall for distribu-tion to Cycle guests. Oriental Town Manager, Diane Miller, says they want to help any way they can. Call 249-0555 for more information.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

The Oriental Woman’s Club Benefits Scholarship Fund on May 5 at 6 p.m. Wine tasting by Nautical Wheelers, tacos, Mexican dinner and dessert. $25 per person. Tickets available at Nautical Wheelers and First Citizens Bank.

Mariner 5k To Benefit Pamlico Christian Academy

Rose and Rose D.D.S., PA presents the Mariner 5K on May 13 to benefit Pamlico Christian Academy at 9 a.m. at Arlington Place in Minnesott Beach. There will be a 1/2 mile kids run, post race pool party, lunch and music. Register on line at

Beer & Wine Renewal Notice

All Pamlico County businesses selling beer and wine either ON PREMISE or OFF PREMISE are hereby notified the County Beer and Wine License are to be renewed by May 1, 2017. County licenses are issued on May 1st and expire on April 30th of the following year. If you have any questions, please call the Register of Deeds office at 252-745-4421

Camp Don Lee Open House 2017

Bring the family out for a fun day at Camp Don Lee and celebrate Earth Day on April 22. There will be hands-on activities for the kids. Some of the Camp’s most popular activities will be open. Bring your picnic lunch, enjoy drinks and desserts from the Don Lee Dining Hall and join the camp staff for a taste of summer camp! Admission is free! Contact Kyle Stevenson for more info. at or call 252-249-1106 x 27.

CPR/First Aid Certification Course

Thursday, April 27 at 6:00 pm. Cost 30.00, payable at the event. Location: Pamlico Partnership for Children, 702A Main Street, Bayboro NC. Call 252-745-7850

Mineo Bingo At Minnesott Golf & Country Club

Minneo Bingo May 17th at Minnesott Golf & Country Club. Bingo Packets go on sale at 5:15 pm. Dinner Buffet begins at 6 pm and Bingo begins at 6:30 pm. Bring a friend. Community is invited. This event will be held every third Wednesday of the month. Call 252.514.5641 for more information.

Ahoy There! Community Family Fun Day At Camp Seafarer

Camp Seafarer is hosting its 1st Community Family Fun Day on Sunday, April 23rd from 3-7pm!!! FREE!!!! Pack your bags and come enjoy an afternoon full of activities! Dinner is included, but we need to plan accordingly, so please contact Debbie Caraballo (252-249-1212) with your name and number you’re bringing. Hope to see you there!

Community Family Fun Day

Pamlico Partnership for Children is hosting a Community Family Fun Day on May 6 from 10-12 (rain date is May 7 from 2-4) at the Pamlico High School track/field Community agencies and organizations are welcomed and encouraged to participate, registration is now taking place. The event will be free for families and children therefore no vendors will be allowed to sell items. Please call the Partnership office at 252-745-7850 for information on registration.

Save The Date

Pamlico Partnership for Children will hold The 5th Annual Mad Hatter- “Beach Ball” on July 22 at 6:00 pm at the PCC Delamar Center. They are currently seeking donors and sponsors for the event. Tickets will go on sale in April. Please call 252-745-7850 for more information.

9th Annual BOCO Music Festival

April 29 at the Turnage Theatre and downtown Washington from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. rain or shine. This free festival headlines the Bad Ridge Blue-grass Band at 7 p.m. Free music all day features jams and performances of traditional music. For more info. visit

Alzheimer’s Dementia Caregiver Support

Are you, or someone you know, caring for a loved on with Alzheimer’s or Dementia? This can be very challenging, and there is support available. You are invited to the Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver Support Group Meeting at the Pamlico County Senior Center the first and third Monday of the month at 2 p.m. For more information call Beth Hardison at 745-7196.

Oriental Farmers Market

Open every Saturday from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Located on Hodges Street in front of Garland Fulchers Seafood. The market features a wide variety of goodies including locally grown produce, farm fresh eggs, home-baked breads, biscotti, cookies, cakes, pies as well as preserves and chocolates.

SpringFest At New Bern Farmers Market

Grow it, Sew it, Make it, Bake it. SpringFest, April 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring Stacy Dover Chainsaw Carving, Patrick Kirkbride Flute Making, Author, Joey Jones, Book Signing and Kathy Wiggs Raffle of on-site Painting. The New Bern Farmers Market is now accepting SNAP/EBT. Open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Located at 421 South Front Street in Downtown New Bern. Vendor space available. Call 252-633-0043.

NAACP Monthly Meeting

The NAACP of Pamlico County will hold its regular monthly meeting on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Pamlico County senior Services Center at 800 Main Street in Alliance. All interested persons are invited and welcome to attend.

Toddler Partnership Play Group

The Pamlico Partnership For Children Play Group is held on Wednesday mornings at both 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at the Pamlico Primary School, room 205. Children from birth to age 3 along with their caregiver are invited to participate in a Free weekly play group. Children will meet and play with other children and have fun while learning. Please contact Michelle Shields at 252-745-7850 or

Oriental Rotary Club Scholarships

The Oriental Rotary Club is taking applications for scholarships from the 2017 graduating class of Pamlico High School and other graduating seniors who are residents of Pamlico County but do not attend Pamlico County High School. If you wish to apply, please contact the guidance secretary at Pamlico County High School or Jim Ragan at 252-249-1156 for more details. Applications should be completed and returned by April 24, 2017.