Ghosts of New Bern ®
Resumes Its Full Schedule
Celebrating 300 Years of New Bern Ghost Stories
As the poet said, “If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”
Well we all know
that Winter has come and Ghosts of New Bern
is looking forward to Spring.
Beginning the first week of March we will resume our full, outdoor schedule.
Our highly-acclaimed walking tours begin as always at Morgan’s Tavern & Grill
(235 Craven St.) at 7:30 PM Wednesday through Sunday . All tour
guests are entitled to discounted dining at Morgan’s, and we are pleased to make
Guests will learn about New Bern and its history, but they will mainly hear
tales of the strange occurrences, unusual happenings and ghosts that haunt many
of New Bern’s homes and buildings. The tour’s stories are based on the book,
Ghosts of New Bern
and Joyce O’Callahan.
Reservations for our tours can be made by calling: (252) 571-4766
and you can also contact us at
Please also visit our website at
BUILDING THE ORAL HISTORY OF NEW BERN, NC
Beginning September 7th, 2010, Tryon Palace and the New Bern Literary
Symposium will begin hosting monthly gatherings to collect and record oral
histories of New Bern that will one day be published in book form. The meetings
will be held the first Tuesday of every month at the New Bern Arts Center,
243 Fleet Street (on the corner of Fleet and Pollock) at 7:00 p.m. So if
you have stories to tell about what New Bern was like in the early years, please
come and share so we can add your memories to the rich history of this town we
For more information, contact Judy Bryan at 252-637-3517 or
or Sharon Bryant,
Tryon Palace African-American Outreach Coordinator
252-514-4944 or via e-Mail at
TRYON PALACE, NEW BERN, NC
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
For more information on Tryon Palace and the latest updates on its events and
activities, please visit us online at www.tryonpalace.orgor call
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RE: “O’Blatherskite” Murder Mystery Dinner Show Extended
For Immediate Release
If you haven’t tried your hand at solving “Who Killed Mr. O’Blatherskite?,” you
still have four chances to do so.
The Athens of the South production, originally set to perform its last show on
September 10 and 11, has been extended for October 1 and 2, as well. The dinner
and show, slated to begin at 7 p.m. at the BridgePointe Hotel and Marina, New
Bern, costs $40 per ticket; $35 for groups of ten or more, and for military
The comic story involves a train in the old west: much-reviled railroad
president Gregory Blaine O’Blatherskite has been found dead in his car and a
cast of misfits—including a conductor, a sheriff, his addled deputy, an
ambitious bounty hunter, a con-artist and his reputed sister—must solve it
before the train reaches its next destination.
Between scenes the characters wander among the audience, answering questions as
the audience takes a crack at solving the case. At the conclusion of the show,
the closest guess wins a prize.
Actors for the show are Chuck Baker, Erin Cherry, Bill Hand, Nancy Hitchcock,
Eddie Moore, and Paul White. Hand also wrote and directed the show.
Catering is by Strange and Sons Catering.
Tickets are available at the Bank of the Arts, Middle Street; the New Bern
Convention Center, or online at
For further information call 252-229-4977.
New Bern has a variety of special events occurring throughout the year. There is always something to do. So don't stay at home and be
bored. Check out
The Town or click New Bern Clubs and
New Bern Clubs and Organizations
New Bern NC things to do.
Saturday Cemetery Tours
Weekly tours of historic Cedar Grove Cemetery
will debut at 4 p.m. on Saturday. Departing from the
Cemetery’s main gate, the tours will feature information about both well and
lesser known Cedar Grove “residents.” They are a collaborative effort of the New
Bern Historical Society and the Earl of Craven Questers’ Chapter.
“Cedar Grove Cemetery has a fascinating tale
to tell. Our tours will be factually based, but we hope that they will be
entertaining, as well,” according to Questers’ president Nancy Mansfield. “Each
of us is pursuing our own research about the Cemetery as well as relying on
information already available. You might say that the tours are a work in
Questers is an international organization
dedicated to historic preservation. The local chapter consists of 21 members,
all of whom live in the Historic District, and raises funds to underwrite
preservation and restoration in Cedar Grove Cemetery. The large text panel
located just inside the gates was a Questers’ acquisition. The group has also
underwritten restoration of brick work on old graves, work on paths and
landscaping, and workshops on tombstone cleaning.
Tours will be offered each Saturday at 4 p.m.
Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the Historical Society during regular
office hours, 9:30-4:30 Monday through Friday, or at the gates.
Bank of the Arts
317 Middle Street
252 638 2577
Local, regional, and national artist represented in
exhibitions throughout the year. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday to Saturday.
To view exhibits online go to
NEW BERN PARKS
Go to Parks & Rec. Website
Reperatory Players are New Bern's newest theatre group. Formed in 2001
they are dedicated to promoting the theatrical arts in the New Bern
Area. The Rivertowne performances take place at the Shrine Auditorium,
shown above, located in downtown New Bern.
For more information
on the Repertory Players
call 252 637 2662.
Come learn the
sexy Carolina Shag and join the fun when the beach music comes on.
This dance is a combination of the swing and jitterbug with a twist
of originality inspired by years of beach dancing at the beaches of
North and South Carolina.
Taught by Sylvia Anders at Attitudes Pub in
Grill located in Riverbend.
Call 252 633 2277
The West New Bern Recreation Center is offering a table tennis
club every Thursday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 9:p.m.
For more information call 252 639 2913
The Craven County Recreation and Parks Department will sponsor
a men's softball league this spring. Games will be held at Creekside Park. Call
252 636 6606 for information.
Hooked on Walking
Adult Walking Club
Meet Saturdays at different locations.
call 634 9083 for information
New Bern Parks and Recreation is offering a coed volleyball
league starting in mid September. Games will be scheduled on Tuesdays and
Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30. Entire teams or individuals welcome.All skill
levels welcomed. Call Rob at 639 2907 for more information.
West New Bern Recreation Center equipment provided
Call Milan 639-2913
Craven County Senior Aerobics
George Street Senior center. Free for 60 and older
George Street Senior Center
No charge for 60 and over
Call 637 1790
The Craven county Recreation and parks Dept. is sponsoring a senior softball
league for men ages 55 and better. Practices are held at Creekside Park on
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 and Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Call 633 6553
for more information.
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