Thursday, February 05, 2009

February Newsletter

Valentine's Day is just around the corner.

At Carolina Creations our childrens Valentine Card show "Art from the Heart" continues through February 14. These cards were made by Craven County school children. Each card costs $3 and Carolina Creations donates all proceeds to the Craven County Schools Art Program.

There are a lot of things going on downtown this month. Here is a brief description (and probably incomplete) of some of happenings.

February 6 Contemporary Folk Concert – Pat Wictor – Pat Wictor’s innovative musical style includes acoustic, blues, folk and Americana, all in a performance that features his originals in addition to a newly discovered lyric from another performer or a fresh take on a traditional song. He embraces his audiences with the clarity of his voice and the sincerity of his music. Concert will be held at the Trent River Coffee Company beginning 8pm with doors opening at 7pm.

February 7 Sidewalk Sale - see below for more details.

Feb 7 - Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens Free Day!
Sat. Feb 7 9-5 pm, Lawn Games, Special Programs, Musical Performances, Lectures and Stories, go to for more info or call 252-514-4900.

Feb 8 20th Annual Sunday Jazz Showcase with Peter Appleyard and other jazz greats celebrate the music of Benny Goodman at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the ballroom at the Sheraton. Call the Craven Arts Council and Gallery for more information.

February 13-15 New Bern Preservation Foundation Antique Show & Sale The largest antique show east of Raleigh, featuring a variety of antique dealers selling quality goods such as furniture, linens, silver, toys, glassware and much more! Daily verbal evaluations of your treasures are also available. Also will feature lectures including an update on the New Bern City Hall clock restoration. The show is from 5pm-8pm on Friday, 10am-5pm on Saturday and 10am-4:30pm on Sunday at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center. Admission is $5 per person and good for all three days.

Morgans Tavern & Grill is now open on Sundays starting at 10:30 am featuring new brunch entrees along with their regular menu. Reservations accepted 636-2430.

Cow Cafe is now open on Sundays Too! Along with Carolina Creations
, MJ's, Capt. Rattys, Accidental Artist, Port City Java, Morgans, Life is Good, Four C's, Pepsi, Pollock st Deli, Galley Stores, and others.

Holiday Treats from Holly Yashi

We've just gotten in beautiful Swarovski crystal and crystal pearl necklaces from Holly Yashi, these pearls have gold-overlay chain and clasp. These dramatic necklaces have the colors of a cascading tropical waterfall.

Beautiful and a great price at $76. Of course we have earrings to match.

Can't make it in? You can purchase them online by clicking here.

Bella Twilight Jewelry

One of our artists, Lorainne Caprino, has two daughters that are in love with the "Twilight" Series of books. So she has created a sterling silver charm bracelet and charms that symbolize each of the books.

We currently have the sterling silver bracelet, which comes with 2 charms, a heart and a wolf for $33. Additional charms can be purchased for $ 7.

For those of you that don't know about these books, here is a little snyopsis I got off wikipedia.

Twilight is a young-adult vampire-romance novel written by author Stephenie Meyer. It was originally published in 2005 in hardback. It is the first book of the Twilight series, and introduces seventeen-year-old Isabella "Bella" Swan who moves from Phoenix, Arizona, to Forks, Washington, and finds her life in danger when she falls in love with a vampire, Edward Cullen.

The apple charm represents the forbidden fruit from the book of Genesis.

The chess piece charm represents Bella.

More charms are to come!

To order click here!

Sidewalk Sale this weekend

Do not miss the sidewalk SALE and activities in downtown New Bern this weekend. Participating stores will be offering deep discounts on winter seasonal products this Saturday Feb 7 and Sunday Feb 8.

At Carolina Creations we will be having our sidewalk sale INSIDE! Just follow the footsteps to the sale displays. Christmas 75% off other sale items 60%, sale jewelry 45% off.
There will be music at Bear Plaza and the weather is supposed to be great. This weekend is a great time to spend in downtown New Bern. Sidewalk SALE starts at 10am and continues until 5pm. Sunday hours start at 12pm until 4pm.

Participating stores include: Juliette's Boutique, Nauti Paws Pet Boutique, Treasures on the Trent, The Four Cs, Bear Essentials, One World Shoppe - A Life is Good Genuine Neighborhood Shoppe, The Pepsi Store, The Boat House, Carolina Creations and others.

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