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November 23rd
8:30 AM-4:30 PM

USCG Auxiliary Boating Class

Coast Guard Auxiliary to Present Basics of Navigation Class

A hands-on class taught by certified USCG Auxiliary instructors will introduce
boaters to chart reading, chart plotting and aids to navigation. The full-day
session, November 23 rd , will provide new (and not-so-new) boaters the skills to
know where you are on the water and chart where you want to go. You also
will learn about the various types of aids to navigation that guide you on the
water. You may bring your own plotting tools, or we will supply them for class
purposes. Students will receive a text book and training chart to work with
and take home.
The course will be held on Saturday, November 23 rd 8:30am to 4:30pm at the
Tri-community Volunteer Fire Department facility at 200 Saints Delight Rd., in
Bridgeton. A fee of $40.00 covers instruction as well as the Boating Skills and
Seamanship Manual... Additional family members or guests using the same
text and chart pay only $5.00.
To register or if you have additional questions, contact Bob Manning at
manningbob37@gmail.com or call (252) 638-5588; or visit
http://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=054-20-04. Be sure to include
your name, and any family members/guests who may also be interested.
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed civilian component of the
United States Coast Guard and supports the Coast Guard in nearly all mission
areas. The Auxiliary was created by Congress in 1939. Visit
www.newberncgaux.org to learn more about the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

November 30th
5:00 PM-10:00 PM

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Polar Express Movie & Santa Too!

This annual Hubb's Express train ride experience and special presentation of the movie “Polar Express” has become a holiday tradition, with chilly nights warmed by smiling faces, hot chocolate, s’mores and campfires. Santa is available before and after the movie, and doesn’t leave Hubb’s Farm until all children have had a chance to give him their Christmas list!

Limited tickets are available to preserve the intimate, small-theater atmosphere and must be purchased online in advance. Purchase tickets at www.hubbsfarmnc.com/polar-express-movie-and-santa-too.

$20 per person, ages 2 to adult (under 2 free)

Ticket includes time with Santa, "Polar Express" movie screening, hot chocolate, Hubb’s Express train ride, and a jingle bell souvenir for all attendees. We will also provide campfires for cooking marshmallows, s’mores and toe-warming (just not at the same time!). S’mores kits are available for purchase at the time of ticket purchase. One kit makes four s’mores.

What to bring:

- Pop-up or bag chairs

- Christmas PJs welcome!

- In cold weather, consider bringing a blanket

- A small flashlight is recommended for better visibility in the parking lot

What to expect:

- Park near the 12-foot inflatable Santa by the drive, rather than in the main Hubb’s parking area.

- Customers will be transported to the North Pole via the Hubb’s Express train starting at 5:15 p.m. Train departures are approximately every 15 minutes. The last departure will be at 6:45 p.m.

- Santa will be available upon your arrival, and campfires will be ready for s’mores.

- By 7 p.m., everyone should be in place in the outdoor theater; hot chocolate will be available before and during the movie.

- As in the past, an era car for the Hubb’s Express train will carry strollers and chairs. After the movie, designated drivers can ride the Hubb’s Polar Express back to the parking lot and then pick up the rest of the family at the front.

To learn more, please visit: www.hubbsfarmnc.com/polar-express-movie-and-santa-too

#HubbsExpress #PolarExpress

Refunds are issued only if we are unable to hold the event on the scheduled dates or makeup dates. Makeup dates are scheduled in case of inclement weather or other reason beyond our control that prevents us from holding the event. Before purchasing tickets, please consider the possibility of makeup dates since this is an outdoor event.


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December 4th
9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Carteret County Veterans Stand Down


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December 7th
9:00 AM-1:00 PM

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All Motors Holiday Truck Tour

Please join us for the All Motors Holiday Truck Tour to benefit Toys for Tots!  See and climb on cool vehciles like Fire Trucks, Military Vehicles, Tow Trucks, Hovercraft, Construction Vehicles and more . . . Enjoy free Krispy Kreme Donuts and hot dogs.  Listen to live Christmas music and have a great time!  Admission is a new unwrapped toy or cash donation to Toys for Tots.  Don't miss this exciting event!  Please spread the word and help us to assure that all children have toys for the Holiday Season.

Saturday, December 7 from 9:00 am - 1 pm.  Held at All Motors, 3306 Kitty Hawk Rd, Wilmigton in the rear parking lot.

December 7th
1:00 PM-9:00 PM

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Christmas Flotilla and Tree Lighting

Join us for our annual Christmas Flotilla and Tree Lighting! For the first time ever, this year's Flotilla will include day time festivities in addition to the usual evening event. From 1 pm to 4 pm we will have family friendly games, activities and crafts in the lake parking lot and picnic shelter. We'll take a short break and move to the evening event starting at 6 pm, which will include holiday movies, entertainment, the Flotilla and visits with Santa Claus at the Lake.
This is a free event! But if you would like to make a donation the park will be collecting new unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots and canned goods for the local soup kitchen.
For those who would like to participate in the parade, we allow non-gas powered boats to be entered. The park's canoes will also be available for public use on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to pre-register, call our Visitor Center at (919) 778-6234!
December 13th - December 22nd
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Christmas on The Farm

Two weekends of holiday fun on the farm ~ One Amazing Way to Celebrate the Holidays with Your Family

Ride the Hubb's Express Train through our Christmas Inflatable Wonderland. Enjoy hayrides while listening to Christmas music. Warm up by a fire pit or enjoy a gooey s’more. Visit with Santa and tell him your wish list. Or simply take a quiet moment to bask in the glow of our Nativity scene beneath the stars. You can enjoy all this and more during this annual holiday event.

Other farm activities and concessions also available.

Christmas on the Farm will be open from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. on December 13, 14 & 15, as well as December 20, 21 & 22.

Tickets for this outdoor event are sold at the gate OR you can order them online in advance at www.hubbsfarmnc.com/booking. Ordering online is a great way to avoid lines and get straight to festive fun!

Santa (Silver) Pass

$5 per person, ages 2 to adult (under 2 free) – includes Hubb’s Express train ride, hayride and visit with Santa

Rudolph (Gold) Pass

$10 per person, ages 2 to adult (under 2 free) – includes Hubb’s Express train ride, hayride, visit with Santa, giant slides, jumping pillow, barrel train

Children under 2 admitted free with paying guest receive the equivalent of the purchased adult pass.

LEARN MORE at www.hubbsfarmnc.com/christmas-on-the-farm

#ChristmasOnTheFarm #HubbsFarmNC

February 12th - December 31st
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November 1st - December 31st
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15th Annual Puppies for Patients

Give joy. Give life.

This holiday season, give the gift that costs nothing but is priceless to patients in need: LIFESAVING BLOOD.

With your help, OneBlood hopes to bring smiles to the faces of hundreds of children spending the holidays in our local hospitals this year.

Our 15th annual Puppies for Patients kicks off Nov. 1 and runs through Dec. 31.

Donate blood or platelets at OneBlood’s North Carolina donation centers and mobile drives and you will have the opportunity to send a message that will then be attached to an adorable stuffed puppy.

OneBlood will deliver those puppies to children in area hospitals in an effort to brighten their holidays!

December 2nd - March 31st

LIEAP (Low Income Energy Assistance) Applications

Lenoir County DSS will be taking LIEAP applications on December 2-31, 2019.

Any household containing an elderly person age 60 and above, or a disabled person receiving services through the Division of the Aging and Adult Services are eligible to potentially receive benefits. Disabled persons are defined as receiving SSI, SSA, or VA disability. 

All other applicants can apply January 2-March 31, 2020, or until funds are exhausted. Any household can potentially receive benefits if all eligibility requirements are met, if funds remain available after December 31, 2019.