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Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall @ Glad Tidings Church
May 26 all-day

Opening Ceremony Friday, May 26 at 11 a.m.

Closing Ceremony Tuesday, May 30 at 8:30 a.m.

The Wall will be accessible to all visitors 24 hours daily.

American Red Cross Blood Drive @ Newport Moose Lodge
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

In recognition of Trauma Awareness Month, please take time out to make a blood donation in May.  You can save time by using RapidPass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history online before you come to your appointment by going to www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass .

Kayak the Salt Marsh @ North Carolina Maritime Museum
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Basic instruction and safety lessons followed by a paddle through a salt marsh.  Ages 12 and up.  Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  Advance Registration Required.

Alive @ Five Concert “Swashtones” @ Jaycee Park
May 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

No outside coolers or beverages.

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Carteret County Arts & Crafts Coalition Spring Show @ Beaufort Historic Site
May 27 all-day

Juried sale of arts and crafts of coastal artisans.

Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall @ Glad Tidings Church
May 27 all-day

Opening Ceremony Friday, May 26 at 11 a.m.

Closing Ceremony Tuesday, May 30 at 8:30 a.m.

The Wall will be accessible to all visitors 24 hours daily.

Morehead City Curb Market @ Morehead City Curb Market
May 27 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm

Wonderful vendors new and seasoned; numerous produce, fresh fish and hand-crafted vendors.  Open from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or later depending on business flow.

K4TW: 5K Beach Run and 1K Fun Run/Walk
May 27 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

All runners start at 8 a.m.

Cannon Day – Fort Macon @ Fort Macon
May 27 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Learn how different Civil War era cannons were loaded, aimed and fired.  Demonstrations at 10:30; 11:30; 1:30; 2:30 and 3:30.

American Red Cross Blood Drive @ Lowes Home Improvement
May 27 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In recognition of Trauma Awareness Month, please take time out to make a blood donation in May.  You can save time by using RapidPass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history online before you come to your appointment by going to www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass .

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Board of Adjustment Deadline 5:00 pm
Board of Adjustment Deadline @ Morehead City Town Hall
May 2 @ 5:00 pm
Deadline for the May 25th Board of Adjustment meeting
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Morehead City Curb Market 7:30 am
Morehead City Curb Market @ Morehead City Curb Market
May 6 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Wonderful vendors new and seasoned; numerous produce, fresh fish and hand-crafted vendors.  Open from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or later depending on business flow.
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Behind the Scenes: The Aquarium at a Glance 12:00 pm
Behind the Scenes: The Aquarium at a Glance @ N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
May 10 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs.
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Kayak the Salt Marsh 9:00 am
Kayak the Salt Marsh @ N.C. Maritime Museum
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Learn about local history and the importance of salt marshes while on the water.  Basic instruction and safety lessons.  Ages 12 and up, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
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2017 Carolinas-Virginia Conference (NJCAA Reg. 10, D-II) Baseball Tournament
2017 Carolinas-Virginia Conference (NJCAA Reg. 10, D-II) Baseball Tournament @ Big Rock Stadium
May 12 – May 16 all-day
Tickets cost $10 per day or $25 for a tournament pass.  For more information, please call 252-726-5083. 2017 NJCAA Region 10 Division II Baseball Tournament Schedule
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Morehead City Curb Market 7:30 am
Morehead City Curb Market @ Morehead City Curb Market
May 13 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Wonderful vendors new and seasoned; numerous produce, fresh fish and hand-crafted vendors.  Open from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or later depending on business flow.
Behind the Scenes: Aquarium Close Encounters 2:00 pm
Behind the Scenes: Aquarium Close Encounters @ N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
May 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Visit labs and holding areas and feed the animals.  Ages 6 and up.
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2017 Beach Run Series 5:15 pm
2017 Beach Run Series @ Atlantic Beach Circle
May 16 @ 5:15 pm
1M, 5K and 10K offered.  Runs are on the beach.  $50 for series (includes t-shirt) or $7 per race; preregistration suggested but not required.  Registration begins at 5:15 p.m., all races begin at 6:30 p.m.
Planning Board Meeting 5:30 pm
Planning Board Meeting @ Municipal Building Auditorium
May 16 @ 5:30 pm
 
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Shackleford Banks: Horses, Hiking and History 9:00 am
Shackleford Banks: Horses, Hiking and History @ N.C. Maritime Museum
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Guided hike on Shackleford Banks.  Not suitable for children under 12.  Advance registration required.
Endangered Species Day at the Aquarium 10:00 am
Endangered Species Day at the Aquarium @ N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Aquarium will highlight and bring awareness to endangered species through activities and crafts.
“Float Your Boat” Art Exhibit 11:00 am
“Float Your Boat” Art Exhibit @ Carolina Artist Gallery
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Artists will display two and three dimensional work that will complement the Crystal Coast Boat Show.  All drawings, paintings, prints and sculptures feature boats, antique cars and fishing themes.
Astronomy/Star Gazing 8:00 pm
Astronomy/Star Gazing @ Fort Macon Bath House
May 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Meet at bathhouse to view space through a telescope and learn more about our Universe.
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Morehead City Curb Market 7:30 am
Morehead City Curb Market @ Morehead City Curb Market
May 20 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Wonderful vendors new and seasoned; numerous produce, fresh fish and hand-crafted vendors.  Open from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or later depending on business flow.
4th Annual Atlantic Beach Music Festival 11:00 am
4th Annual Atlantic Beach Music Festival
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
This year’s Beach Music Festival will feature Jim Quick & Coastline, Fantastic Shakers, Band of Oz, and Mighty Saints of Soul.
Behind the Scenes: Aquarium Close Encounters 2:00 pm
Behind the Scenes: Aquarium Close Encounters @ N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
May 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Visit labs and holding areas and feed the animals in this adventure that includes overhead viewing of the Living Shipwreck.
Down East Folk Arts Society Concert: Sultans of String 7:30 pm
Down East Folk Arts Society Concert: Sultans of String @ Joslyn Hall, Carteret Community College
May 20 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
An “energetic and exciting band with talent to burn!”
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American Red Cross Blood Drive 12:00 pm
American Red Cross Blood Drive @ Lowes Home Improvement
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
In recognition of Trauma Awareness Month, please take time out to make a blood donation in May.  You can save time by using RapidPass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history online before you come to your appointment by going to www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass .
Crystal Coast Boat Show – Morehead City After Hours Rotary Club Cornhole Tournament 12:30 pm
Crystal Coast Boat Show – Morehead City After Hours Rotary Club Cornhole Tournament @ Katherine Davis Park
May 21 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Registration is $40 per team.  
“Float Your Boat” Art Exhibit 1:00 pm
“Float Your Boat” Art Exhibit @ Carolina Artist Gallery
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Artists will display two and three dimensional work that will complement the Crystal Coast Boat Show.  All drawings, paintings, prints and sculptures feature boats, antique cars and fishing themes.
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Sea Turtles of North Carolina 12:00 pm
Sea Turtles of North Carolina @ North Carolina Maritime Museum
May 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Learn about the different species of sea turtles that inhabit the coastal waters of North Carolina.
Author David L. Robbins, “What I’ve Learned About History by Making Things Up” 4:00 pm
Author David L. Robbins, “What I’ve Learned About History by Making Things Up” @ Coral Bay Club
May 23 @ 4:00 pm
Carteret Arts Forum hosts well known and dynamic author of historical military fiction.
Planning Board Deadline 5:00 pm
Planning Board Deadline @ Morehead City Town Hall
May 23 @ 5:00 pm
Deadline for the June 20th Planning Board meeting
Downtown Morehead City, Inc. Business Social 5:30 pm
Downtown Morehead City, Inc. Business Social @ Morehead City Train Depot
May 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Stop by for a quick update, mingle with your business neighbors and enjoy a light snack and beverage.
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Crystal Coast Habitat for Humanity Annual Pledge Lunch 12:00 pm
Crystal Coast Habitat for Humanity Annual Pledge Lunch @ First Baptist Church
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Bring friends, co-workers or civic club members to fill a table.  The goal is to expose as many people as possible to Crystal Coast Habitat for Humanity.  RSVP by Monday, May 15th.  Lunch will be prepared and donated by Phyllis Manning of Class Act Catering.
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Morehead City Public Works Committee Meeting 9:00 am
Morehead City Public Works Committee Meeting @ Morehead City Municipal Building
May 25 @ 9:00 am
 
Natural Side of Fort Macon 10:00 am
Natural Side of Fort Macon @ Visitor Center
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Meet in the Visitor Center Lobby for a leisurely hike exploring the natural side of Fort Macon.
Board of Adjustment Meeting 5:30 pm
Board of Adjustment Meeting @ Municipal Building Auditorium
May 25 @ 5:30 pm
 
Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market Farm to Table Dinner 6:00 pm
Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market Farm to Table Dinner @ Downtown Beaufort
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Enjoy music from Magnolia Still and a delicious buffet while supporting the Olde Beaufort Farmers Market.
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Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall
Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall @ Glad Tidings Church
May 26 all-day
Opening Ceremony Friday, May 26 at 11 a.m. Closing Ceremony Tuesday, May 30 at 8:30 a.m. The Wall will be accessible to all visitors 24 hours daily.
American Red Cross Blood Drive 9:00 am
American Red Cross Blood Drive @ Newport Moose Lodge
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
In recognition of Trauma Awareness Month, please take time out to make a blood donation in May.  You can save time by using RapidPass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history online before you come to your appointment by going to www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass .
Kayak the Salt Marsh 9:00 am
Kayak the Salt Marsh @ North Carolina Maritime Museum
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Basic instruction and safety lessons followed by a paddle through a salt marsh.  Ages 12 and up.  Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  Advance Registration Required.
Alive @ Five Concert “Swashtones” 5:00 pm
Alive @ Five Concert “Swashtones” @ Jaycee Park
May 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
No outside coolers or beverages.
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Carteret County Arts & Crafts Coalition Spring Show
Carteret County Arts & Crafts Coalition Spring Show @ Beaufort Historic Site
May 27 all-day
Juried sale of arts and crafts of coastal artisans.
Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall
Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall @ Glad Tidings Church
May 27 all-day
Opening Ceremony Friday, May 26 at 11 a.m. Closing Ceremony Tuesday, May 30 at 8:30 a.m. The Wall will be accessible to all visitors 24 hours daily.
Morehead City Curb Market 7:30 am
Morehead City Curb Market @ Morehead City Curb Market
May 27 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Wonderful vendors new and seasoned; numerous produce, fresh fish and hand-crafted vendors.  Open from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or later depending on business flow.
K4TW: 5K Beach Run and 1K Fun Run/Walk 8:00 am
K4TW: 5K Beach Run and 1K Fun Run/Walk
May 27 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
All runners start at 8 a.m.
Cannon Day – Fort Macon 10:30 am
Cannon Day – Fort Macon @ Fort Macon
May 27 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Learn how different Civil War era cannons were loaded, aimed and fired.  Demonstrations at 10:30; 11:30; 1:30; 2:30 and 3:30.
American Red Cross Blood Drive 12:00 pm
American Red Cross Blood Drive @ Lowes Home Improvement
May 27 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
In recognition of Trauma Awareness Month, please take time out to make a blood donation in May.  You can save time by using RapidPass to complete your pre-donation reading and health history online before you come to your appointment by going to www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass .
Behind the Scenes: Aquarium Close Encounters 2:00 pm
Behind the Scenes: Aquarium Close Encounters @ N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
May 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Visit labs and holding areas and feed the animals.  Ages 6 and up.  
MCPRD Summer Concert Series “WCHS Jazz Band” 7:00 pm
MCPRD Summer Concert Series “WCHS Jazz Band” @ Jaycee Park
May 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
 
Summer Kickoff Celebration 9:00 pm
Summer Kickoff Celebration @ Boardwalk at the Circle
May 27 @ 9:00 pm
Annual fireworks display at 9 p.m. along the boardwalk at the Circle.  Bring your chairs, but no pets or glass containers.
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Carteret County Arts & Crafts Coalition Spring Show
Carteret County Arts & Crafts Coalition Spring Show @ Beaufort Historic Site
May 28 all-day
Juried sale of arts and crafts of coastal artisans.
Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall
Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall @ Glad Tidings Church
May 28 all-day
Opening Ceremony Friday, May 26 at 11 a.m. Closing Ceremony Tuesday, May 30 at 8:30 a.m. The Wall will be accessible to all visitors 24 hours daily.
Musket Firing Demonstration – Fort Macon 10:00 am
Musket Firing Demonstration – Fort Macon @ Fort Macon
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Meet in Fort Macon to learn about a 19th century musket’s history, loading procedures and firing.
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Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall
Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall @ Glad Tidings Church
May 29 all-day
Opening Ceremony Friday, May 26 at 11 a.m. Closing Ceremony Tuesday, May 30 at 8:30 a.m. The Wall will be accessible to all visitors 24 hours daily.
Memorial Day Ceremony – Bayview Cemetery, Morehead City 10:00 am
Memorial Day Ceremony – Bayview Cemetery, Morehead City @ Veterans Memorial, Bayview Cemetery
May 29 @ 10:00 am
 
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Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall
Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall @ Glad Tidings Church
May 30 all-day
Opening Ceremony Friday, May 26 at 11 a.m. Closing Ceremony Tuesday, May 30 at 8:30 a.m. The Wall will be accessible to all visitors 24 hours daily.
Behind the Scenes: Shark Snack 2:30 pm
Behind the Scenes: Shark Snack @ North Carolina Aquarium
May 30 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs.  Ages 5 and up!
Board of Adjustment Deadline 5:00 pm
Board of Adjustment Deadline @ Morehead City Town Hall
May 30 @ 5:00 pm
Deadline for the June 22nd Board of Adjustment meeting
2017 Beach Run Series 5:15 pm
2017 Beach Run Series @ Atlantic Beach Circle
May 30 @ 5:15 pm
1M, 5K and 10K offered.  Runs are on the beach.  $50 for series (includes t-shirt) or $7 per race; preregistration suggested but not required.  Registration begins at 5:15 p.m., all races begin at 6:30 p.m.
Carteret County Parks and Recreation Beach Run Series 5:15 pm
Carteret County Parks and Recreation Beach Run Series @ Atlantic Beach Circle
May 30 @ 5:15 pm
1M, 15K and 10K offered.  Registration begins at 5:15 p.m.  All races start at 6:30 p.m.  Preregistration is suggested, but not required.
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Conservation Wednesdays: Blackbeard’s Ship, QAR 9:00 am
Conservation Wednesdays: Blackbeard’s Ship, QAR @ North Carolina Maritime Museum
May 31 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Conservators will be available every Wednesday to answer questions about the process required to conserve the thousands of artifacts that have been recovered from the Queen Anne’s Revenge site.
Musket Firing Demonstration 10:00 am
Musket Firing Demonstration @ Fort Macon
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Learn about a 19th century musket’s history, loading procedures and firing.
Behind the Scenes: The Aquarium at a Glance 12:00 pm
Behind the Scenes: The Aquarium at a Glance @ North Carolina Aquarium
May 31 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs.
Evening Gun – Fort Macon 4:00 pm
Evening Gun – Fort Macon @ Fort Macon
May 31 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Watch a 19th Century cannon be loaded and fired.  US Coast Guard Base Fort Macon will provide the cannon crew.