Community Connections

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Birding Cruises in Swansboro: September 17 – December 10

Each Sunday join local birding experts for an educational cruise on the White Oak River in Swansboro with Lady Swan Boat Tours. The group will slowly cruise on a covered ferryboat through the estuaries in and around the White Oak River and Bogue Sound, including Huggins and Bear islands, looking for resident and migratory birds.

Participants will meet at the Lady Swan Boat Tours dock in downtown Swansboro and are asked to bring their own binoculars, water, and snacks and to dress appropriately for the weather. The program fee is $35. All ages are welcome, though the program is geared toward adults and older children. A portion of the ticket sales is donated to the North Carolina Coastal Federation to support work to protect and restore North Carolina’s beautiful coast.

Start: 2023-09-17
End: 2023-12-10

Crystal Coast Redfish Classic

Crystal Coast Redfish Classic - September 23, 2023

Start: 09/23/2023
End: 9/23/2023

Chowan County Regional Fair: September 26 – September 30

The fair will celebrate 77 seasons of family fun at the American Legion Fairgrounds in Edenton with live music including country rock band Dakota Blue (6 pm Saturday), midway rides and games, circus thrill shows, magic shows, animal barns, antique farm displays, community exhibits, pageants, favorite fair food and more. Admission: $8; $6 online in advance; free for kids under 36″ tall. Unlimited ride wristbands are $25 on site and $22 in advance. On Tuesday, admission & unlimited rides are $75 per vehicle (up to 6 occupants). See the website for more daily specials. Fair hours are 4-11 pm Sept. 26-29 and 11 am-midnight Sept. 30. More information: 252-482-4057. The fair is sponsored by American Legion Post 40 and run by the Chowan County Regional Fair Association.

Start: 2023-09-26
End: 2023-09-30

Lenoir County Agricultural Fair: October 3 – October 7

The 68th annual fair at the Lenoir County Fairgrounds in Kinston features midway rides, Cowboy Andy Rotz’s Wild West Showdown, a demolition derby, the 36th Annual Cheerleading Competition, professional wrestling, local entertainment, community exhibits, bicycle giveaways, vendors and favorite fair food. Fair admission: $6 Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; $1 Thursday (and $1 rides); $7 Saturday; free for kids 4 & younger. Unlimited ride wristbands are $25 on site and 2/$25 on Tuesday. Visit the website for a pre-sale admission/rides combo. Ride tickets are also sold on the midway. Fair hours are 5-11 pm Tuesday – Friday and 1-11 pm Saturday. More information: [email protected]. The fair is presented by the nonprofit Lenoir County Fair Association.

Start: 2023-10-03
End: 2023-10-07

Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Jacksonville

There’s more to the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Jacksonville than just walking. And even more reasons to join us. For a different future. For families. For more time. For treatments. We’re closer than ever to stopping Alzheimer’s. But to get there, we need you. Join the Alzheimer’s Association in the fight to end Alzheimer’s in Jacksonville on Saturday, October 14 from 9am to noon, at Jacksonville Commons Recreation Complex – 100 Recreation Lane, Jacksonville, NC. For more information or to register, visit

Start: 2023-10-14
End: 2023-10-14

John Lawson Legacy Days at the Grifton Museum: October 20 – October 21

The Grifton Museum is planning for our annual John Lawson Legacy Days event which will be held on October 20th and 21st. John Lawson Legacy Days is about celebrating pioneer heritage. We will travel back in time and experience life as it was during different eras of our local history. There will be history presentations, demonstrations, cannon firing, rope making, kids games, lots of storytelling, and the list goes on and on. The Beaufort Pirate Invasion will be on-site and Tuscarora Indians will also be present.

This is a free, family-friendly event. Food will also be available for purchase. Come and spend the day with us immersed in history.

October 20th:
6:00 PM Begins the Evening Event, with live music from Mac McRoy

October 21st:
All Day event from 9AM to 5PM

Learn more at

Start: 10/20/2023
End: 10/21/2023

50th Anniversary Auto Show

The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA), Morehead City Chapter is celebrating their 50th anniversary by having a car show on the waterfront in Morehead City! Come see the beautiful cars dated between 1900 and 2002 and talk to their owners. Food trucks and raffle prizes will be offered. The show is open to all AACA, special interest and modified classes. Cars can be pre-registered ($20) by contacting Pat Tyson at [email protected] or on October 21st before 10:30 am ($30). Judging starts at 11:00 and show winners are announced at 2:30.

Start: 2023-10-21
End: 2023-10-21

Miles for Mammos 5k

We are excited to announce the return of our annual Miles for Mammos 5K on October 28th! This project is in honor or Julie Zerkle, a breast cancer warrior who lost her battle with cancer at the age of 38. Julie was passionate about supporting those individuals with breast cancer! The proceeds of this project will help provide screening 3D mammograms for the underinsured and the uninsured.

Start: 2023-10-28
End: 2023-10-28

The Wall That Heals: November 2 – November 5

The Wall That Heals is coming to Havelock, NC, November 2nd, 2023, to November 5th, 2023, at the Walter B. Jones Park Area.

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 26 Havelock, NC with the City of Havelock are extremely honored to be one of only two locations this year in North Carolina. The escort of the Wall will be Oct 31st, sign up pls. Setup will be on Nov. 1st at 8AM until complete, signup to help.

To volunteer please use the Volunteer Website Links Below.

The Wall That Heals Havelock Website:

If you have a loved one that served in Vietnam and has since passed away, you can add them to the In Memory Program by:
Printable application –


Start: 11/2/2023
End: 11/5/2023