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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.


FREE EVENT: Reshaping the community through health and wellness. Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m-1 p.m. at the Chocowinity Recreation Complex on Hwy 33 E. hosted by Temple of Joy church. Free water and fruit, a fresh market and representatives from local health organizations will be on hand to provide information and advice. More info: Lavikina Grimes 252-375-7686.

SCHOOL MEETING: The Northeast Elementary School Improvement Team will meet Monday, May 9th, at 3:15 PM in the EC conference room.  The public is invited.

ADVANCED DIRECTIVES COURSE: Tuesday, May 10th from 1-3 p.m. at the Grace Martin Harwell Senior Center in Washington. Advance Directives are a written statement of a person’s wishes regarding medical treatment, often including a living will, made to ensure those wishes are carried out should the person be unable to communicate them to a doctor. Get help in preparing from Vidant Health Community Outreach Coordinator Mary Lou Infinito. Members and guests 55+ are welcome. RSVP required to 252-975-9368.

BULKY TRASH PICK UP:  Tuesday, May 10-Friday, May 13. Bulky items are picked up on your regular waste collection day free of charge by the City of Washington. Place bulky items in your yard near the street. Items the city does not pick up: Tires, hazardous materials, appliances that contain Freon, TV’s, computers and accessories. TV’s, computers and accessories can be dropped off at the Beaufort County Convenience Center 1507 Magnolia School Road.

WASHINGTON CIVIC CENTER DANCE: Thursday, May 12 from 7-10 p.m. Hosted by Georgie Lilley, music by DJ Justin Rouse. Admission $8, 50/50 drawing, door prizes, no alcohol/smoking, no children. Doors open at 6:15, line dance class at 6:35. Call 252-944-6198 or text 252-364-7264 for more info.

SPRING CONCERT: Friday, May 13 at 7 p.m. at the Turnage Theater in Washington and Sunday, May 15 at 3 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Bath. The Beaufort County Choral Society spring concert. Admission is free, donations appreciated.

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

SPRING FLING: Wednesday, May 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Grace Martin Harwell Senior Center in Washington. Help celebrate Older Americans Month in Caboose Park with games, food, spring photo ops and a chance to land a GMHSC staff member in the dunk tank. Live music by Rockreation. RSVP by May 16 to 252-975-9368

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.

DISTRICT CONVENTION: The Beaufort County Democratic Party will host the district convention Saturday, May 21 at 12:30 pm. at BCCC Building 10. The public is invited.

CHARITY SOFTBALL GAME: First annual Battle of the Badges charity game, Sunday May 22 at Susiegray McConnell Sports Complex in Washington. Gates open at 1:30 p.m., game starts at 2 p.m. Beaufort County Sheriff’s Dept. vs. the Washington Police Dept. $5 admission kids under 12 free. All proceeds go to Bright Futures and a family in our community.

BENEFIT CONCERT: Guitarist, singer and songwriter Laura Davis will perform Sunday, May 22 at 6 p.m. at the Pamlico Rose Institute, 219 E. 3rd St. in Washington. Admission is $15 with all proceeds going to support Rose Haven Center of Healing programming for 2022. Tickets available at the door or through the donate button on Bring a chair or blanket, water and soft drinks available.

OFFICER RECRUITMENT EVENT: The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Law Enforcement Division will soon be accepting applications for the 59th Wildlife Law Enforcement Basic Academy. They will be hosting a virtual recruitment event on Thursday May 26, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. During this event, NC Wildlife Law Enforcement Officers will give a presentation on the duties and responsibilities of their positions, including the application process. After the presentation there will be a Q&A session to ask questions or gain additional information about a Career in NC Wildlife Law Enforcement. Zoom registration link: Zoom link info at for more info.

FOSSIL FESTIVAL: The Aurora Fossil Museum hosts the North Carolina Fossil Festival Saturday, May 28 and Sunday 29. Digging for fossils, displays, silent & live auction, movie night, parade, live entertainment, food & craft vendors, Saturday night glow party and a dinosaur show are among the activities planned.

BATH MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION: May 28 at Bonner Point in Bath. A beach music concert by The Embers, food  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.