COMMUNITY CALENDAR – Washington Daily News

MINIATURE HORSE SHOW: The Sen. Bob Martin Eastern Agricultural Center in Williamston will host the ECMHC’s Spring Fling Miniature Horse Competition April 16-17. Show times are Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free for spectators. Information: 757-334-6016.

THE DRIFTERS IN CONCERT: The Drifters will perform a live concert on April 16 at Washington-Warren Airport. Free entry. Features include a boat show, classic car show, vendors, food trucks and beer garden. The event starts at noon and the concert starts at 4 p.m. Info: emalpass@washingtonnc.gov.

SUNRISE COMMUNITY SERVICE: Resurrection Sunday, April 17 at 7 a.m. at Mac Hodges Festival Park, 119 Water Street, Washington.

SPRING ART SALE: Sunday April 17th. Sponsored by Arts of the Pamlico, 10am-2pm at Coffee Arts on Main Street, Bath. Music will be provided by Chuck Phillips.

UNC-TV will also be on hand to film a PBS NC segment. AOP member artists were invited to participate in the event at no cost or commission that day inside Coffee Arts as well as outside weather permitting.

Information: contact Pam Anderson at p.andersonaop@gmail.com

CITY EASTER EGG HUNT: The City of Washington Department of Parks and Recreation will host an Easter Egg Hunt at the Susiegray McConnell Sports Complex in Washington on Monday, April 18. The hunt begins at 2 p.m. sharp. Bring an Easter basket. Information: 252-975-9644.

KIWANIS GOLF BALL DROP: Fundraising for the Washington Kiwanis Club Golf Ball Drop will take place April 23 at 11 a.m. Numbered golf balls will be dropped from a helicopter over a target at Washington-Warren Airport. Prizes will be awarded to the three closest to the target. Proceeds benefit Bright Futures and other Kiwanis service projects. For further information: Kevin Hardy, 252-588-0059 or Ray Dennis, 252-946-6714.

SPRING HOMES AND GARDENS TOUR: Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., sponsored by the Washington Area Historic Foundation. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the visit. Shop at the Washington Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, Little Shoppes & South Market Antiques.

FREE OTC DRUGS CONTEST: Friday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Beaufort Community College. Stock your medicine cabinet for free. No appointment required. While stocks last. All NC residents 18 and older are welcome. Sponsored by NC MedAssist and Vidant Beaufort Hospital.

CHURCH ATTIC SALE: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in All Saints Hall, corner of Bonner and Second Streets in Washington. It will be held on Friday April 29 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday April 30 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

WBCCC GOLF TOURNAMENT: The second annual Washington-Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament kicks off April 29 at noon at the Washington Yacht & Country Club. The entry fee is $300 per team and prizes will be awarded for the top three scores, gross and net. Information: 252-946-9168.

DRAW: April 29 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Washington Yacht & Country Club. The Washington Noon Rotary Club is sponsoring an evening of music, fun, great food, libations and a very good chance to win cash prizes at the 18and annual reverse raffle. Proceeds will go to local community projects. Details: info@washingtonnoonrotary.org.

50TH ANNIVERSARY BLACK TIE BLOCK PARTY: Saturday, April 30 from 7-10 p.m. at the Historic Turnage Theater as well as along Main Street, sponsored by Arts of the Pamlico to celebrate its 50th anniversary as the North Carolina Arts Council.

Entertainment, catering, full open bar, raffle, silent auction. Info and tickets: available at the theatre, or online at www.artsofthepamlico.orgat the Chamber of Commerce, 102 Stewart Parkway, and at Little Shops, 223 West Main Street.

PARKS AND LEGS: Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Goose Creek State Park across from the Visitor Center. The Humane Society of Beaufort County and Yaweh’s Heart Rescue will have pets to meet and adopt. Demonstrations by Chocowinity Search and Rescue and Drake Parker of Top Dog Academy. Food trucks, Kona Ice, face painting, crafts for children and door prizes are also part of the event.

DANCE CONCERT FUNDRAISER: Raise the Barre, a dance concert organized by The Releve Project, a nonprofit supporting local artists, will take place at 5 p.m. on May 1 at the Wright Auditorium on the campus of the ‘ECU. Young people from Washington, Greenville and surrounding areas, many of whom have benefited from TRP resources, will perform. Tickets are $15 and are available online through the ECU Central Box Office. Ticket proceeds provide scholarships, sponsorships and resources to young artists in North Carolina.

BCS BLOOD DRIVE: Beaufort County Schools will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Building 1 Conference Room at 321 Smaw Road in Washington. To book an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter the referral code: BCS, or call 1-800-733-2767.

BCCC FOUNDATION GOLF TOURNAMENT: Friday, May 6 at Cypress Landing Golf Club. Registration at 11:30 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., shotgun start at 1 p.m. All proceeds will go to BCCC Student Emergency Scholarships and Grants. $85 per player, $340 per team includes green fee, practice tee, lunch and cart. Tombola and prizes awarded. Info: Sherri Powell at 252-940-6218 or register online at beaufortccc.edu/golf.

WGC HERB SALE: The Washington Garden Club will hold its annual herb sale on May 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the NC Estuarium, 233 Water Street in Washington. The event will feature a wide variety of organically grown herbs as well as pass-through plants grown by members of the Washington Garden Club. For further information: Susan Stewart, 252-940-1699, sestewart21@gmail.com.

RABIES VACCINE CLINIC: Beaufort County Animal Control will hold its annual Rabies Vaccine Clinic on Saturday, May 7 at the following times and locations: Belhaven, Farmers Market, 144 West Main Street from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Washington, Beaufort County Health Department, 1436 Highland Drive 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Aurora, Public Works, Pearl Street from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.; and Chocowinity, Chocowinity Pet Resort & Day Camp, 89 Maple Court from 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. The cost is $7, cash only. Bring your pet’s current rabies certificate to receive a 3-year vaccine.

BATH FEST: Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Headliners include the Loose Cannon Crew’s return to Bonner’s Point, with their popular historical renditions of the golden age of piracy. Other features will include musical performances at Bonner House, with classical selections from the Pitt Community College Symphony Orchestra at 12 p.m., bluegrass/country with The Still Shakers from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Arts and crafts vendors, food stalls from civic groups and an art exhibition featuring the work of pupils from Bath Primary School will also be on offer. Choirs will perform in primary school.

Info: 252-923-3971 or online at bathfestnc@gmail.com

HARBOR DISTRICT MARITIME FESTIVAL: Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, along the Washington Waterfront and Stewart Parkway, sponsored by the Washington Harbor District Alliance. Admission is free for the public. Activities and attractions will include a nautical flea market as well as artisans selling nautical-themed artwork/antiques/crafts/handmade items. There will be seafood and food related services, seafood vendors and dealers, demonstrations and educational opportunities, live music and more. Info: 252-947-1487 or mhowdy@whda.org

SPRING HEAT AUTO, TRUCK, MOTORCYCLE + BIG RIG SHOW: Saturday, May 21 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Chocowinity Middle School, 3831 U.S. Highway 17 South, in Chocowinity.

Sponsored by the Chocowinity Fire Department. BBQ chicken platters and vendors are back, along with door prizes. New spaces are also added for a very first Auto Swap encounter and possible coin sale. Info: Charlie Elks at 252-945-1248 or Tommy Pendly at 252-714-3774 for show information, and Tonya Avery at 252-495-1102 for vendor space information.

BATH MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION: May 28 at Bonner Point in Bath. A beach music concert by The Embers, food trucks, craft vendors, a vintage car and tractor show, and fireworks to end the evening. All activities are free. For further information: Jason Pair 252-413-9517.

SUMMER FESTIVAL: JUNE 10-11 on Water Street along the Washington Waterfront. Washington native Craig Woolard and The Embers will perform Friday night and Alabama blues queen herself DieDra Ruff will take the stage Saturday night. There will be a fun 5K run on Saturday morning. Rides, inflatable structures and games will be set up for children. On Saturday, armbands will be available for $25 for all-you-can-eat entertainment from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and United Way will host a “ducks” race on the waterfront. Food includes ice cream, funnel cakes, burgers and baskets of prawns. The Little Washington Sailing School will be offering free sailboat rides. The fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. The public is asked to bring non-perishable food items to donate to Eagles Wings Food Pantry. Information: www.wbcchamber.com

4TH OF JULY DAY: Fireworks return to the waterfront. Throughout the holiday, people can enjoy kayaking, biking, great food, shopping and Independence Day fun .


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