In my last post I spoke about some of the events coming up but failed to mention others. I'm always shocked when I hear someone say there is nothing to do!
Of course we're celebrating Valentine's Day with handmade cards from Craven County School Children - Art from Our Hearts. For the 4th year the Craven County School Children have created fabulous, one of a kind Valentines for your loved ones. These cards are sold for $3 each with all proceeds going to the Art Program of the Craven County Schools.
We're having an opening reception on Friday, January 29 from 5-7 pm. The cards will be on sale from January 18 through February 14. Come early for the best selection!!
The cards have arrived and they are GREAT!
Our gallery artists have created beautiful pieces of art for that special someone a crocheted, fine silver heart pendant by Randi Chervitz , a hand carved and hand painted heart mirror by Sarah Grant, a hand blown glass heart by Luke Adams, a Bella Twilight Charm Bracelet by Pearlstone Studios are just a few of the pieces our artists have created for this holiday season.
New Bern Civic Theatre presents "Noises Off" January 16, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 at 8 pm, January 17 and 24 at 2 pm at the Theatre, 414 Pollock St. In this plot author Michael Frayn plays on the concept of a play within a play, in this case a dreadful sex comedy titled Nothing On - the type of play in which young girls run about in their underwear, old men drop their trousers and many doors slam open and shut. With a great deal of slapstick, Noises Off, follows three acts of Nothing On from dress rehearsal to the of the 10-week run. $18 in advance, $22 at the door. www.newberncivicheatre.org.
BBQ In Blue Jeans offers an evening of good food and great music! The very popular annual fundraiser benefits the New Bern Firemen's Museum and will be held on Friday, January 22, 2010, beginning at 6 p.m. in New Bern’s Riverfront Convention Center.
Barbeque master Tommy Moore of Moore's Barbeque is the event’s major sponsor, donating barbeque and all the fixings. Tickets are only $25 per person and include all food and beverages, as well as dancing to some of the area’s finest bands. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner is at 7 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased at New Bern Firemen's Museum, New Bern's Riverfront Convention Center or Mitchell's Hardware. All proceeds to benefit the New Bern Firemen's Museum.
The 21st Annual Sunday Jazz Showcase is coming up Sunday, January 31 at 1:30 and 7 pm at the Hilton. Tickets are $25 & $35, available at the Bank of the Arts, 317 Middle St, 638-2577. This year’s featured musicians are Ken Peplowski, group leader and clarinetist, Bob Alberti on piano, Bill Prince on trumpet, saxophone and trombone, Chris Russell on drums, George Sheck on bass and the ever-popular Lynn Roberts with vocals.
The same day, Sunday, January 31 we have Livingston Taylor in Concert, brought to you by and to benefit the New Bern Historical Society, 7:30 at the New Bern Riverside Convention Center. Did you know James and Livingston's ancestors lived at the Isaac Taylor house on Craven Street? www.newbernhistorical.org. Buy your tickets at the Historical Society.
I wish I had time to attend all these events!