Community Connections

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Down East Wood Ducks Pitch, Hit, & Run

Date: Saturday, June 11th
Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Grainger Stadium
Registration Link:

The Down East Wood Ducks in Partnership with Minor League Baseball and Playball Weekend will host a Pitch Hit & Run Competition for area youth ages 7-14. Pitch Hit &Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball®. The program is designed to provide local youth with an opportunity to compete, completely free, in a competition that showcases individual excellence in baseball/softball skills. Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, and 13/14, and have the chance to advance through three levels of competition, including Team Championships and the Finals during the World Series. All participants should register online at and plan to bring age verification (copy/picture of birth certificate or similar) to the competition.

Start: 06/11/2022
End: 06/11/2022

Rolling Thunder XXXIX Ride For Freedom

Start: 05/28/2022
End: 05/29/2022

NCWorks Career Center Onslow County Job Fair

NCWorks Career Center Onslow County is hosting a HUGE Job/Career Fair with 70+ employers registered!
This exciting event will be held on May 24, 2022 at the American Legion, 146 Broadhurst Road, Jacksonville, NC.
10am-11am – Open to Veterans and eligible family members
11am-2pm – Open to ALL Job Seekers
Come meet and speak directly with multiple hiring managers!
Need help updating your resume or tailoring it to a certain profession?
Come speak to a Career Advisor available at your local NCWorks Career Center. They will help make sure your resume is ready to impress any employer!
Start: 05/24/22
End: 05/24/22

Craven Partners in Education Luncheon 2022

More than 500 educators, business leaders, community members, and elected officials will fill the New Bern Riverfront Convention and Visitors Center on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, for the PIE Annual Luncheon. This annual event supports and recognizes the educators in Craven County Schools. PIE awarded over $400,000 through various grants and programs during the 2021-22 school year.

Daniel Rhyne, President of Partners In Education, announced the luncheon would host Dr. Curtis Jones, Superintendent of Bibb County Schools, and served as the 2019 National Superintendent of the Year as the keynote speaker.

Doors open at 11:30 am for seating, with the event beginning at Noon. Tickets are $30 per person. The Flame is catering. John Bircher, an attorney with Davis Hartman Wright, will emcee. This event is open to the public. Tickets are available for purchase from the PIE School Ambassadors or by contacting PIE directly at 514-6321. We suggest you purchase your tickets early because this is a sell-out event.

Start: 06/14/22
End: 06/14/22

Kayak For The Warriors

Registration is now open for the 15th Annual Kayak for the Warriors hosted by the Town of Pine Knoll Shores. The three-day event features a gala and silent and live auction, a golf tournament and a 3.2-mile kayak and paddleboard race, and a barbecue lunch benefiting Hope For The Warriors.

On Saturday, June 4, the signature kayak and paddleboard race begins at 10 a.m. The 3.2-mile race starts at Garner Park and moves through Bogue Sound and the Pine Knoll Shores canals. Registration is $50 for a single kayak and $100 for a tandem. Both include a t-shirt and lunch. Loaner kayaks are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and need to be reserved by emailing [email protected]

The Warrior Trophy is awarded to the paddler or team who brings in the most donations.

For those preferring to stay on land while supporting local veterans, military members, and families, lunch is available for $10 per person or $15 per family.

Tickets for the Wine & Dine Basket, containing over $1,000 of restaurant certificates and wine, are available for $10. The drawing will be held at the kayak/paddleboard race on June 4, but you do not need to be in attendance to win. For information and to purchase tickets, contact [email protected].

To learn more about Kayak for the Warriors or to purchase tickets or register for any event, visit or for questions email [email protected].


Start: 06/04/22
End: 06/04/22

Restoration Advisory Board Meeting

Learn more about Camp Lejeune’s ongoing efforts to clean up contaminated sites across the Base in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency and the State of North Carolina by attending its Restoration Advisory Board meeting on May 25th at 6 PM. Presentations will be given on the Site UXO-31 Munitions Response Site Prioritization Protocol (MRSPP) and on Base-wide vapor intrusion activities. The meeting will begin at 6pm at Coastal Carolina Community College in Room BT106. Meetings are held quarterly. For additional information please contact Mr. Thomas Richard, Co-Chair, at (910) 451-9641.

Start: 05/25/22
End: 05/25/22

Jacksonville Run for the Warriors


Hope For The Warriors invites the entire Jacksonville and Eastern North Carolina community to the 2022 Run For The Warriors. This event takes place over Memorial Day weekend — a day in which we will remember and honor the fallen as we run. Over 15 years ago, Hope For The Warriors held its first Run For The Warriors aboard Camp Lejeune, we are thankful to call this community home. A community is made great by its resilient people. Join us as we run through downtown Jacksonville with the mission of honoring and remembering those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

MAY 28, 2022
7:00 am Opening Ceremonies
7:30 am Race Time
Rain or Shine
421 Court Street, Jacksonville, NC
Participants receive a Run For The Warriors medal, race t-shirt, and all-access to the post-race vendor village!

In-Person 10K Run/Walk ($35.00)
Price Increases to $40 on 5/13.

In-Person 5K Run/Walk ($25.00)
Price Increases to $30 on 5/13.

Virtual 10K 5/28 – 6/5 ($30.00)
Price Increases to $35 on 5/13.

Virtual 5K 5/28 – 6/5 ($20.00)
Price Increases to $25 on 5/13.

Start: 05/28/2022
End: 05/28/2022