Community Connections

If you are a non-profit organization or holding a fundraiser and would like your event featured on the Community Connections page, please submit your event info HERE. It will be posted within 1-2 business days. Thank you!

Troop NC-2015 Race and Ruck

The Troop NC-2015 Trail Race and Ruck 5K is hosted on June 3rd at 8:30 AM by Two Rivers Church’s (New Bern, NC) Trail Life and American Heritage Girls Troops NC-2015. These youth development programs offer spiritual growth, life skills, outdoor activities, citizenship development, and fellowship in a Christian community. Race proceeds directly benefit programming for the youth.


The race course is at the City of New Bern’s new Martin Marietta Park (700 S Glenburnie Road, New Bern). Start/Finish line is at the Lake Front Pavilion. The 5 kilometer, uncertified, trail course features a scenic loop with out and back legs over improved gravel (Dragonfly Trail) and natural trails (Island Pond Trail). There is very little elevation change on the course. Runners and hikers looking for a challenge can sign up for the Ruck Race division, participants will complete the same 5K course, but are required to provide and wear a pack. Packs should weigh at least 20% of participant’s body weight. Run/Ruck divisions will corral start with chip timing provided by Run the East. The course is not stroller friendly, leashed pets are welcome, and one water station will be provided on the course. Refreshments will be available at the finish line. A 90 minute timing limit will be enforced.

Registration: $35 per runner, $5 discount per runner for groups of four.
Register by May 3 to ensure t-shirt size.

Awards: Individual awards for overall, division (male/female/ruck), and age group awards provided by our sponsors.

Giveaway: Participants registered before May 3 will receive a T-shirt and goodies from our sponsors.

Start: 2023-06-03
End: 2023-06-03

Seven Springs Ole Timey Day Festival

Our annual Ole Timey Day Festival will be held on 5/13/23 from 10-3 on Main Street in Seven Springs, Vendors, entertainment, food, games for all, antique tractors and cars and much more. Great family event.

Start: 2023-05-13
End: 2023-05-13

Diabetes Bootcamp

Winning with Diabetes Bootcamp is an event for people living with diabetes and family and friends that support them. Local diabetes experts will be available for questions and answers throughout the day. Guest speakers will provide insight on ways to manage diabetes with nutrition, physical activity and medications.

When: Saturday, March 25th

Time: 8:30am – 3pm

Where: Monroe Conference Center, 2000 Venture Tower Dr, Greenville

Fee: $10 includes lunch

Register by Friday, March 17th

Start: 03/25/23
End: 03/25/23

Fundraiser for Pancreatic Cancer

Join us for a “Wage Hope My Way” Fundraiser to raise awareness about pancreatic cancer. 100% of proceeds will go to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network to fund scientific research, education, and advocate for patients and their families.

There will be a silent auction from 12pm-6pm, winners will be notified by phone if not present. Cash, venmo, and paypal will be accepted for auction items.

There will be an education booth on site providing information about pancreatic cancer, early detection. treatment, research etc.

The Mill Whistle tap room will be open and ready to serve their local craft beers. $1 of every pint sold that day will be donated to PanCAN.

Start: 04/29/2023
End: 04/29/2023

Onslow County Easter Egg Hunt

Start: 04/01/2023
End: 04/02/2023

Pizza Inn Fundraiser

Literacy Volunteers will be holding a fundraiser at the Washington Pizza Inn on Tuesday, March 21st from 5-8 pm. Board members will be serving as waiter and waitresses. A portion of profits and tips will go to support the work of the organization. The group provides one on one tutoring for adults who need to improve their reading, writing or math skills. The service is free.

Start: 2023-03-21
End: 2023-03-21

2nd Annual St Pawdy’s Day Axe Pawty

Discount axe throwing, local food & beers, raffles, giveaways, adoptable pets and so much more!!

Start: 2023-03-19
End: 2023-03-19

Wilmington Celebration Choir at Spilman Memorial Baptist Church, Kinston

Free Concert – Love offering will be taken
601 Madison Avenue
Kinston, NC 28501
6:00 pm

Start: 2023-04-02
End: 2023-04-02

Crystal Coast Star Party 2023

Harkers Island, NC (April 21-22, 2023) — Mark your calendars now – the Crystal Coast Star Party 2023 is planned for April 21 & 22, 2023! For the second year, Crystal Coast Stargazers, Cape Lookout National Seashore and Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center are co-hosting a star party during International Dark Sky Week! The event includes starlight cruises to the Cape Lookout Lighthouse, NASA speakers, public telescope stargazing and the beautiful dark skies of a certified International Dark Sky Park – Cape Lookout National Seashore!

In addition to the popular starlight cruises, this year there will be speakers each afternoon at 4:00. We are excited to welcome Dr. Anthony Norris from the NASA/JPL Exoplanet Watch Group as our Friday afternoon speaker. Saturday afternoon’s speaker will be Dr. Dominic Benford, NASA Program Scientist for the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope project.

In partnership with Fort Macon State Park, NC SciFest Star Party activities will be offered for kids on Saturday afternoon at 1:00. This year’s theme is Celebrating the Night Sky.

All events are free except for the starlight cruises. Starlight cruises are by reservation only. Ferry passengers will disembark near the lighthouse for a laser pointed tour of the night sky by a NASA Solar System Ambassador.
For reservations call—252-728-7433
Cruise tickets: Adults—$27.00, children (3-11) — $17.00.
Whether you’re an astronomer setting up a telescope or simply coming to enjoy the night sky, we request that all guests please register in advance. Visit the website for the complete schedule and to register:

Event sponsors include Carteret County Chamber of Commerce, Crystal Coast Tourism Authority and Island Express Ferry Service.

Start: 2023-04-21
End: 2023-04-22

Tryon Civitan Club Golf Tournament

Start: 04/29/2023
End: 04/29/2023


Free Shread-a-thon March 29, 2023 starting at 9:00 to 1:00 pm at Jones County Civic Center sponsored by NC SHIIP and Jones County Senior Services

Start: 2023-03-29
End: 2023-03-29

Irreverent Warriors Jacksonville NC Silkie Hike

Walking an 8 mile circle around downtown Jacksonville with 4 stops to break it up, and allow our hikers to hydrate, grab snacks, talk, create memories and bonds.

We bring veterans together, using humor and camaraderie. To improve mental health, and prevent veteran suicide.

Hikers must be service members (past or present) but family and friends are welcome to come cheer us on.

Start: 2023-04-08
End: 2023-04-08