Crystal Coast Countdown Schedule of Events, 2014/2015

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30TH

MOREHEAD CITY PORT TOURS:
11:00 am and 2:00 pm
See the Port behind the scenes. ID required for Homeland Security. Please RSVP before December 19, to  charlene_pennuell@ncports.com or call 252.808.4221. Provide name of guests, drivers license number and state to register. Arrive 15 minutes prior to tour. FREE EVENT

BEACH RIDE:
2:00 – 5:00 pm. Enjoy a beach ride along our beautiful Crystal Coast. Tours will depart from the Clamdigger Inn’s public beach access. Sponsored by the Town of Pine Knoll Shores. For information, call the  number below.
252.247.4353 FREE EVENT

SNACKS & FACTS AT THE NEWPORT HISTORICAL MUSEUM:
10:00 am -4:00 pm. 220 Chatham St., Newport.
Learn about Civil War History and take the opportunity to visit the Civil War Memorial Park (Battle of Newport Barracks).
FREE EVENT

ART BY THE TRUCKLOAD – The Scrap Exchange*:
12 noon – 4:00 pm, NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, 1 Roosevelt Blvd.
Make your own masterpiece with colorful, fun materials for hands-on creativity for all ages. Event is Free! Admission applies if you visit Aquarium. For information, call the  number below.
252.247.4003

COMMUNITY PAINTING – At BluSail Gallery
1:00 -3:00 pm & 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Choose your time and come by to paint a crab on an 8×10” canvas. Template will be provided $15 pp. For more info call: 252.723.9516. Or stop by and write your New Year’s resolution on a large canvas.

BONFIRE & REGGAE AT THE BEACH:
6:00 – 8:00 pm, Atlantic Beach Circle. Come gather around the fire and dance to the rhythm of the reggae band Selah Dubb. For more information call the number below.
252.726.2121 FREE EVENT

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31ST

HISTORICAL GROUNDS TOUR:
10:00 am, 11:30 am, & 2:30 pm, Beaufort Historical Grounds.
$8 adult/$4 ages 6-12/Free 5 and under. Enjoy a guided tour of Beaufort Historical Grounds. For more information, call the number below.
252.728.5225

SCRAMBLE GOLF TOURNAMENT:
11:00 am, Country Club of the Crystal Coast, 152 Oakleaf Drive, Pine Knoll Shores. For more information, call the number below.
252.726.1034

COUNTDOWN WEBB LIBRARY DAY CAMP:
11:00 am – 2:00 pm,
802 Evans St., Morehead City. Ages 4-10 $5/hr.
Learn about worldwide New Year’s celebrations through crafts, games and stories. Snacks provided. For information, call the  number below.
252.726.3012

COUNTDOWN AT THE HISTORY PLACE:
11:00 am – 4:00 pm, 1008 Arendell St., Morehead City
Discover “pirating way” crafts – make a pirate hat, search for treasures and explore the “gaming” track. For information, call the  number below.
252.247.7533 FREE EVENT

A MARITIME NEW YEAR:
12 noon – 5:00 pm, N.C. Maritime Museum, Beaufort.
This family-friendly event will invite visitors to do the new 2015 Museum’s Sea Hunt. Visitors will see artifacts from throughout NC’s maritime history including artifacts from Blackbeard’s infamous Queen Anne’s Revenge. Visitors can design and create their own 2015 New Year’s glasses and party hats! For information, call the  number below.
252.728.7317 FREE EVENT

ART BY THE TRUCKLOAD – The Scrap Exchange*
1:00 – 5:00 pm, N.C. Maritime Museum, Beaufort 315 Front Street.
Make your own masterpiece with colorful, fun materials for hands-on creativity for all.
FREE EVENT

COMMUNITY PAINTING – At BluSail Gallery
1:00 – 3:00 pm & 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Choose your time and come by to paint a crab on an 8×10” canvas. Template will be provided $15 pp. For more information call: 252.723.9516. Or stop by and write your New Year’s resolution on a large canvas.

DOUBLE DECKER BUS TOUR OF BEAUFORT:
1:30 pm, Beaufort Historical Grounds. $8 adult/$4 ages 6-12, under 5 free. For information, call the  number below.
252.728.5225

MARSHMALLOWS & RESOLUTIONS:
5:00 – 8:00 pm, Beaufort Waterfront – Front & Queens Street. A New Year’s Roast for the Whole Family. For information, call the  number below.
252.728.2141 FREE EVENT

PIRATE PLUNGE:
7:00 pm, Beaufort Docks & Dockhouse Restaurant
Beaufort’s Pirate Captain Shack drops off the plank and into the drink for this entertaining spin on New Year’s Tradition – Bring your young ones for their New Year’s early drop. FREE EVENT

PARTY AT THE PARK 2015 CRAB POT DROP:
9:00 pm – 12:30 am, Katherine Davis Park, downtown Morehead City. Live performance by the band 4EVER ALL followed by: The annual Crab Pot Drop and Fireworks at Midnight!
Come ring in the New Year – Carteret County Style! FREE EVENT

EMERALD ISLE FIREWORKS: MIDNIGHT AT THE BOGUE INLET PIER
Ring in the New Year in Emerald Isle while watching a fantastic display of fireworks at the oceanfront.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 1ST

RESOLUTION RUN (1MILE/5k):
9:00 am, Corner of Turner & Front Street Beaufort. Registration starts at 9:00 am. Pre-register by calling the  number below. Register online here.
252.728-2141

GUIDED FIRST HIKE:
10:00 am, Fort Macon State Park, Atlantic Beach. Explore the winter at the beach with a park ranger.
252.726.3775 FREE EVENT

PENGUIN PLUNGE:
1:00 pm, Atlantic Beach.
Ring in the New Year by taking a dip in the Ocean. Charity for 2015 Humane Society Animal Shelter! Info at http://www.penguin-plunge.org