Colorfest will hold its annual event, Night Out With The Arts (NOWTA), on May 10 at the New Bern Golf & Country Club.
Attendees will be introduced to the Colorfest Team, sponsors, and learn more about the things that Colorfest aspires to do in the community. The event will also feature live music by Songstress Rasheeda Waddell and Band, comedy, art exhibition from local artist, live painting and an art auction. All proceeds raised go towards paints, supplies, art scholarships and to the community Colorfest serves. Dinner will also be served.
Those who wish to become a sponsor can call 404-725-3053 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by March 20.
- Night Out With The Arts
- Date: May 10, 2019
- Time: Doors open at 7 p.m. Show is 8-11 p.m.
- Location: New Bern Golf & Country Club, 4301 Country Club Road, New Bern
- Cost: $30 General Admission (include entertainment, meal and one complementary raffle ticket)
- On the web: www.colorfestinc.org
Since 2011, founder, Derrick Bryant has come back to his hometown and helped beautify the area by painting murals downtown on Queen Street in 2011 and 2016. He’s developed an event/program for youth to tackle problems and have fun at the same time.
Colorfest is an event for youth of all ages to come out and take part in helping to beautify the city of New Bern. Future Colorfest projects are being planned to reach the communities in Eastern North Carolina and Georgia.
A main focus of the Colorfest Team is to break chains in impoverished communities. It sees the arts as a way to give young artist positive ways to channel their creative energy and talents.
“For many years we have seen the decline of funding in schools for art based programs, causing children to lose access to curriculum that would otherwise enhance and nurture the creative process,” Bryant said in a news release.
Colorfest Inc. active sponsors 2018-19 include Walmart, American Airlines, Kiss 102, Baker’s Kitchen, Bern Investment Group,The Tiny Tornado, and B.L.U.U.
Posted in Community, Community issues, Downtown New Bern, Education, Entertainment, Events, Food, Fundraiser
Desperate to find the perfect way to impress your Sweetheart on Valentine’s Day? The Southern Gentlemen Barbershop Chorus has the perfect solution. Simply order a Singing Valentine by calling 252-288-9132.
The cost this year has been reduced to $25 because of the hardships caused by Hurricane Florence and can be paid by credit card or check in advance. Monies have been used in part to support the charitable giving of the Chorus to MERCI Clinic, The Coastal Women’s Shelter and New Beginnings, the opioid recovery program of Bayboro’s Hope Clinic.
A Barbershop Quartet in traditional attire will deliver two sentimental love songs, a long stemmed Red Rose, a Valentine Card signed with your personal message and will provide a photograph to record the special moment. A complimentary ticket to the Chorus’ annual show in April is included.
This will take place on Thursday, Feb. 14 for non-military and on Wednesday, Feb. 13 for wives and sweethearts of our military (which will be provided free of charge). Deliveries can be made to residences, businesses, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, gyms, restaurants, or any place else between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the New Bern and Havelock areas.
To order a Singing Valentine, call 252-288-9132. (Active duty military can order a free Singing Valentine by emailing David Parker.
Posted in Events, Fundraiser
Looking for a way to have a pancake breakfast before visiting Santa in Bear Plaza, taking in some shopping, and enjoying the many activities happening during the holiday season in downtown New Bern?
Join Pancakes for PIE at Morgan’s Tavern & Grill, 235 Craven St. Breakfast will be served Saturday, Dec. 15, from 7-10 a.m. to benefit Partners In Education, the local education foundation for Craven County Schools. Pancakes, bacon, sausage, fruit cup, orange juice, coffee, and water will be served in a festive setting. The price is $7 per adult, and $5 for children 12 and under. Reservations are not required as this is a pay-at-the-door event. Debit, credit cards, checks, and cash are accepted. In order to expedite seating, please have checks or cash ready.
Don Brinkley, PIE Board president, said, “This event is open to the public and is an excellent opportunity for our community to show their support for Craven County Schools. Morgan’s is generously donating all proceeds from the breakfast to PIE, who will use the funds to support our local schools through PIE grant programs. Serving our pancakes will be Morgan’s staff along with PIE volunteers consisting of teachers, school staff members, and community supporters.”
Brandy Popp, chairman of the PIE Fund Raising Committee, said, “It is so very giving of Adam and Candice Simmons and their employees to provide the staffing, food, and venue for this event. We all know Morgan’s dishes up excellent food and our volunteers are always up for serving some ‘PIE’! We are absolutely thrilled Morgan’s is hosting Pancakes for PIE and we encourage everyone to bring the whole family and spend the day in beautiful downtown New Bern! We have sent a special invitation to Santa and we are hoping he will be on hand to share holiday cheer.”
To learn more about other events taking place in downtown New Bern this holiday season, go to the www.VisitNewBern.com and www.BearyMerryChristmas.com and plan your family Christmas activities.
For more information about Pancakes for PIE, or other programs offered by PIE, contact Darlene Brown, Executive Director, Craven County Partners In Education, at 252-514-6321 or www.CravenPartners.com.
Partners In Education is a 501(c)3 nonprofit Local Education Foundation that provides grant funding and special programs to classrooms and schools within the Craven County Schools system.
Since 1989, PIE has been changing the lives of students and families in our community by providing our educators with financial resources that enhance and reward innovative approaches to educational excellence.
Posted in Activities, Education, Fundraiser