Published 4:52 pm Thursday, April 14, 2022

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MINIATURE HORSE SHOW: The Sen. Bob Martin Eastern Agricultural Center in Williamston will host ECMHC Spring Fling Miniature Horse Show 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. Info: 757-334-6016.


THE DRIFTERS IN CONCERT: The Drifters will perform a live concert April 16 at Washington-Warren Airport. Admission is free. 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:


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


SPRING ART SALE: Sunday, April 17. Sponsored by Arts of the Pamlico, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Coffee Arts on Main Street, in Bath. Music will be provided by Chuck Phillips.

UNC-TV will also be on site filming a PBS NC segment. AOP member artists have been invited to participate in the event at no charge, no commission that day inside Coffee Arts as well as outside if weather permits.

Info: contact Pam Anderson at


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


KIWANIS GOLF BALL DROP:The Washington Kiwanis Club’s golf ball drop fundraiser is 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. Profit benefits Bright Futures and other Kiwanis service projects. Info: Kevin Hardy, 252-588-0059 or Ray Dennis, 252-946-6714.


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


FREE OTC MEDICINE GIVEAWAY: Friday, April 23 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Beaufort Community College. Stock your medicine cabinet for free. No appointment required. While supplies last. All N.C. residents 18 and older are welcome. Sponsored by N.C. MedAssist and Vidant Beaufort Hospital.


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

WBCCC GOLF TOURNEY: The second annual Washington-Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce golf tournament will tee off April 29 at 12 p.m. 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. Info: 252-946-9168.


REVERSE RAFFLE: April 29 7-10 p.m. at the Washington Yacht & Country Club. The Washington Noon Rotary Club is sponsoring an evening of music, fun, good food, libations and a really good chance of winning cash prizes at the 18th annual Reverse Raffle. Proceeds will benefit local community projects. Details:


50th ANNIVERSARY BLACK TIE BLOCK PARTY: Saturday April 30 from 7-10 p.m at the Historic Turnage Theatre as well as up and down the length of Main Street, sponsored by Arts of the Pamlico to celebrate its 50th anniversary as an Arts Council in North Carolina.

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


PARKS AND PAWS: Saturday, April 30 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Goose Creek State Park across from the Visitor’s 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 kids and door prizes are also part of the event.


DANCE CONCERT FUNDRAISER: Raise the Barre, a dance concert organized by The Releve Project, a non-profit supporting local artists, will take place at 5 p.m. May 1 at Wright Auditorium on the campus of ECU. Local youth from Washington, Greenville, and surrounding areas, many of which have benefited from TRP’s resources, will be performing. Tickets are $15 and are available online through the ECU Central Ticket Office. Ticket proceeds provide scholarships, sponsorships and resources for young artists in North Carolina.


BCS BLOOD DRIVE: Beaufort County Schools will host an American Red Cross blood drive Thursday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Boardroom of Building 1 at 321 Smaw Road in Washington. To schedule an appointment, visit and enter sponsor 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 11:30-12:30, shotgun start at 1 p.m. All proceeds go toward scholarships and emergency grants for BCCC students. $85 per player, $340 per team includes greens fee, practice tee, lunch and cart. Raffle and prizes awarded. Info: Sherri Powell at 252-940-6218 or register online at


WGC HERB SALE: The Washington Garden Club will hold its annual herb sale 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-along plants grown by Washington Garden Club members. Info: Susan Stewart, 252-940-1699,


RABIES VACCINE CLINIC: Beaufort County Animal Control will hold its annual Rabies Vaccine Clinic 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 from 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Aurora, Public Works, Pearl Street from 9-10 a.m.; and Chocowinity, Chocowinity Pet Resort & Day Camp, 89 Maple Court from 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cost is $7, cash only. Bring your pet’s current rabies certificate to receive a 3-year vaccine.


BATH FEST: Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Features include the return of the Loose Cannon Crew at Bonner’s Point, with their popular hands-on historical interpretations 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- 3 p.m.  Arts and crafts vendors, civic groups’ food booths, and an art exhibit featuring the work of Bath Elementary School students will also be offered. Choral groups will be performing at the Elementary School.

Info: 252-923-3971 or online at


HARBOR DISTRICT MARITIME FESTIVAL: Saturday, May 21 from 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, marine vendors and dealers, demonstrations and educational opportunities, live music and more.  Info:  252-947-1487 or


SPRING HEAT CAR, TRUCK, MOTORCYCLE + BIG RIG SHOW: Saturday, May 21 from 7a.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 plates and vendors are returning, as well as door prizes. New spaces are also being added for a first-ever Auto Swap meet and possible parts 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, antique car and tractor show and fireworks to end the evening. All activities are free. Info: 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 the Alabama Blues Queen herself, DieDra Ruff, will take the stage Saturday night. There will be a 5K fun run on Saturday morning. Rides, bounce houses and games will be set up for kids. Saturday, armbands will be available for $25 for all-you-can-ride amusements from 1-4 p.m., and United Way will be holding a “duckie” race on the waterfront. Food includes ice cream, funnel cakes, burgers and shrimp baskets. The Little Washington Sailing School will be giving free sailboat rides. Fireworks will start at 9 p.m. The public is asked to bring nonperishable food items to donate to Eagles Wings Food Pantry. Info:

JULY FOURTH CELEBRATION: Fireworks return to the waterfront. Throughout the holiday, people can enjoy kayaking, cycling, great food, shopping and Independence Day fun.