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Community Connections

Jun 19, 2019

Jeansboro Day 2019

Join Wrangler Thursday, October 11 from 4-7pm at LeBauer Park as they celebrate the fourth annual Jeansboro Day, appropriately named to celebrate the brand's forever home, Greensboro, NC. First introduced in 2015, Wrangler began the Jeansboro initiative to celebrate the rich and vibrant history of the city, and its impact in denim. This year's event will feature live music by Simply Irresistible, food trucks, a Jeansboro Hometown Ale by Joymongers Brewing Co., special cupcakes provided by Providence Culinary Training and a food drive in support of Second Harvest Food Bank.

Keep the community celebration going all fall long by checking out the brand's new storefront in downtown Greensboro, located at 300 S. Elm St. Back by popular demand, the pop-up store, which will remain open into the new year, will feature one-of-a-kind vintage finds, new collections for fall, and the staple pieces you know and love from Wrangler.

June 21st
8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Camp Butterfly

Please join us for our Annual Camp Butterfly!

Camp Butterfly is for children who have experienced the loss of a loved one.

June 21, 2019


Catalyst Baptist Church

1985 Gum Branch Rd. Jacksonville, NC

Camp is free for ages 5-16.

Age appropriate group activities in a safe & supportive environment with trained grief counselors. Arts, Crafts, Group Discussion, Special Memorial Service, Parents Educational Session in the afternoon and a beautiful Live Butterfly Release as our closing event.

Call 888-814-8904 or email to register. Deadline for registration is June 13, 2019.

Camp Butterfly is sponsored by Continuum Hospice Foundation.


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June 21st
6:00 PM-10:00 PM

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Battle Karaoke 2019

Friday, June 21
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. / singing starts at 7:00 p.m.
Edna Boykin Cultural Center
Tickets: $10 at the door (no extra charge to perform)

Mark your calendars, warm up your “pipes”, and make plans to attend the Arts Council’s 2019 Battle Karaoke fundraiser on Friday, June 21! This event is generously sponsored by Farris & Farris, Brewmasters and Tipsy Tomato, and hosted by DJ Shannon McKinnon of ShanSound Entertainment. Event tickets are $10, and there is no extra charge to become a "contestant". Doors open at 6 pm (come early to pick your song!) and the singing starts at 7:00 pm.

This is a family-friendly event, and the competition is on -- young and old will face off and give it their all in this fun karaoke event, with great prizes and bragging rights at stake. Brewmasters is bringing the “liquid courage” (for you shy adults), and Tipsy Tomato will be on hand to feed the hungry crowd. There will also be non-alcoholic beverages and snacks available. You won’t want to miss this – even if you don’t want to sing, the show is worth the price of admission! There will also be 50/50 raffle tickets on sale, so you’ve got the chance to bring home a wad of cash.

If you'd like to prepare ahead of time, you can e-mail your song choice to DJ Shannon at He has a library of over 40,000 tunes, so you're sure to find something that fits your style!

So gather up your family and friends and join the Arts Council for another fun night for a great cause. Tickets will be available at the door the night of the event. For more information, contact the Arts Council at (252) 291-4329.

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June 22nd
10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Bike Show & Fundraiser to benefit Jack Brown who lost his home during Hurricane Florence


June 22nd
9:00 AM-5:00 PM

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The Great Trent River Raft Race

In the ’70s and early 80’s, there was an event….an event that drew thousands to the shores of the Trent River to watch a spectacle like no other. Hundreds of participants built homemade rafts and raced in The Great Trent River Raft Race.
2018 saw the successful return of the race. The great news is that it is back AGAIN! Grab your kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddle boards....or grab a bunch of friends and show off your engineering skills by building a paddle raft or a pedal raft. Details are being added daily to our website
Don't be left standing on the shore. Design It-Build It-Race It! Will yours float?

April 6th - June 29th
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Hope for the Warriors Run 2019


Jacksonville-April 6

New Bern-June 29

Come support our military families by participating in the Hope for the Warriors 5k/10k race. 

Hope for the Warriors is a non-profit organization dedicated to service members, their families, and families of the fallen. They educate and connect the military and civilian communities to educate them on the importance of embracing their neighbors so they can assist with their physical and emotional recovery.

Wounded service members/Gold-Star families receiving services all register for free!

Discounts are available for active-duty service members, veterans and students.

Click to register HERE for the Jacksonville race, and HERE to register for the New Bern event.

Visit their website for more information about the organization. 

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June 5th - July 5th

Long Sleeve Shirt Drive

Long Sleeve Shirt Drive for Migrant Farmworkers


The Association of Mexicans in North Carolina (AMEXCAN) seeks to support the migrant farmworker community by providing them with long sleeve shirts. Farmworkers often face occupational hazards such as sunburn, chemical exposure, and cuts, making long sleeve shirts a necessity while in the field. Gently used long sleeve shirts or flannels of any material are needed in all sizes. 

            This program would not be possible without the support of our community partners. AMEXCAN will deliver a donation box to your organization and pick it up when the program ends on July 5th.  Alternatively, Shirts can be dropped off at our central office Monday through Friday from 9-5 at 261 Belvoir Hwy, Greenville, NC, 27834. For more information please feel free to contact us at (252) 367-0483 or (252) 757-3916

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June 12th - July 31st
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Kids & Special Needs Summer Camps 2019

Lisa Jordan Faux & More, offering kids and Special Needs population,  Summer Camps 2019.  Cell 252-347-1138 for addtional information.


June classes:

Wed June 12th 10-12pm Special Needs Art Class.

Wed June 19th 10-12pm Special Needs Art Class.

Mon June 24th Ages 5-7yrs. $40 10-12pm Art Class.

Tues June 25th Ages 7yrs and old $50 9:30-1:30pm Art Class.

Wed June 26th 10-12pm Special needs Culinary Class.

Thurs June 27th Ages 7yrs and older $50 Wood Shop Class.


July Classes:

Mon July 1st  Ages 7yrs and older $50 9:30-1:30pm Craft Class.

Tues July 2nd Ages 7yrs and older $50 9:30-1:30pm Art class.

Wed July 3rd 10-12pm Special Needs Art Class.

Mon July 8th Ages 5-7yrs $40 10-12pm Culinary Class.

Tues July 9th Ages 7yrs and older $50 9:30-1:30pm Culinary Class.

Wed July 10th 10-12pm Special Needs Art Class.

Tues July 16th Ages 7-older $50 9:30-1:30pm Art Class.

Wed July 17th 10-12pm Special Needs Art Class.

Tues July 23rd Ages 7yrs-older $50 9:30-1:30pm Wood Shop Class.

Wed July 24th 10-12pm Special Needs Wood Shop Class.

Tues July 30th Ages 7yrs - older $50 9:30-1:30pm Culinary Class.

Wed July 31st 10-12pm Special Needs Culinary Class.

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August 10th
9:30 AM-3:00 PM


Disciple Christian MC is hosting a Ride for PTSD which all proceeds go to Trails OF Faith Farms which is a local Farm here in the area, ran by veterans that use their animals to help individuals suffering from PTSD. The ride will be on Aug 10, 2019, at New Bern Harley, 1613 US Highway 70 E, New Bern, NC 28560, Registration starts at 9:30 a.m, and ride begins at 11 a.m. Following the ride food will be provided by Moore's BBQ with purchase of ride, 15 dollars single rider, 20 dollars for two riders.Come on out and help support this worthy cause, even if you don't ride, grab yourself a plate or two of food for 10 dollars a plate.

August 10th
5:00 PM-8:30 PM

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The Fallen Outdoors Banquet

The Fallen Outdoors Annual Banquet is August 10, 2019. There will be Silent and Live Auctions, food by Roland’s BBQ, AND an Open Bar! Visit their website for more information. 

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June 28th - August 30th
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Grimesland Movie in the Park

Join the Town of Grimesland for Movie in the Park at the Grimesland Community Park. 


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October 5th
3:00 PM-7:00 PM

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Onslow County Out of the Darkness Walk

The core of the Out of the Darkness Walks, the Community Walks created a movement. Held in hundreds of cities across the country, they give people the courage to open up about their own struggle or loss, and the platform to change our culture’s approach to mental health. To register, visit For more information, please contact the walk chair at

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June 14th - October 11th
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Grimesland Music in the Park

Join the Town of Grimesland the 2nd Friday of the month for Music in the Park at the Grimesland Community Park. 

February 12th - December 31st
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