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July 27th
9:30 AM-2:00 PM

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June 12th - July 31st
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Lisa Jordan Summer kids and Special Needs Summer camps 2019

Lisa Jordan offers kids camps and Spexail Needs summer camps.  252-347-1138  for additonal information

June classes:

Wed June 12th 10-12pm Special needs Art Class.

Wed June 19th 10-12pm Special Needs Art Class.

Mon June 24th Ages 5-7yrs. $40 10-12pm Art Class.

Tues June 25th Ages 7yrs and old $50 9:30-1:30pm Art Class.

Wed June 26th 10-12pm Special needs Culinary Class.

Thurs June 27th Ages 7yrs and older $50 Wood Shop Class.

July Classes:

Mon July 1st  Ages 7yrs and older $50 9:30-1:30pm Craft Class.

Tues July 2nd Ages 7yrs and older $50 9:30-1:30pm Art class.

Wed July 3rd 10-12pm Special needs Art Class.

Mon July 8th Ages 5-7yrs $40 10-12pm Culinary Class.

Tues July 9th Ages 7yrs and older $50 9:30-1:30pm Culinary Class.

Wed July 10th 10-12pm Special needs Art Class.

Tues July 16th Ages 7-older $50 9:30-1:30pm Art Class.

Wed July 17th 10-12pm Special needs Art Class.

Tues July 23rd Ages 7yrs-older $50 9:30-1:30pm Wood Shop Class.

Wed July 24th 10-12pm Special needs Wood Shop Class.

Tues July 30th Ages 7yrs - older $50 9:30-1:30pm Culinary Class.

Wed July 31st 10-12pm Special needs Culinary Class.

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July 31st
8:00 PM-10:00 PM

Edenton Steamers Christmas in July Ballgame/Donation Drop Off to

Come join us on Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 at for our annual Edenton Steamers Christmas in July ballgame benefiting our Albemarle Commission Meals on Wheels home-bound senior’s clients. Thanks to the wonderful Edenton Steamers, if you bring 3 items (toiletry, hard candy or puzzle books) to the Edenton Steamers Ball Park, located at 1101 East Freemason Street, in Edenton North Carolina, you will receive a discounted entry ticket (Discounted to $2). Bring your family to see Santa throw out a pitch and enjoy the game with us! The game starts at 7:00 pm. We hope to see you there. For more information, contact Laura Rollinson, Albemarle Commission Volunteer Coordinator at 252-404-7091 or

August 16th
8:00 AM-12:00 PM

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2019 Woodstock Party

Venue: The Juggling Gypsy
1612 Castle Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

The most anticipated event of the summer. Come together at Juggling Gypsy with DJ Curtis T spinning a groovy musical mix from the greatest minds of the counterculture who gathered 50 years ago in Woodstock to share a vision of love, peace, and music within the human race.

July 15th - August 17th

Clear the Shelters

Everyone deserves a best friend! Clear the Shelters is back on August 17th. Join NBC and Telemundo stations for this nationwide pet adoption event. Last year more than 100,000 animals found their forever homes. Find your new best friend! Go to for a participating shelter near you.

August 23rd - August 24th
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SummerFest 19

Be Sure To Join us for SummerFest 19, the Annual charitable, multi-cultural celebration & local vendor Festival. This year we added a Little Latin, Caribbean flair, filled with music & terrific foods and entertainment!                                   

Seriously fun!!                                                           

Live Reggae & Latin music, Awesome food PLUS MMA, Fitness, Wellness, Yoga, Health, Jewelry, Beauty, Crafts, Contests! Demonstrations, exhibitors, vendors, plus tons of products and services, all aimed at improving our community and lives!!!

AND a really BIG, KIDS Zone with slides, bouncies, face painting, Magic, Exotic Animals, twinkle hair, and more. It'll keep the young & young at heart entertained for hours, Check us out at:

Want more info?  Just message us at:

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June 28th - August 30th
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Grimesland Movie in the Park

Join the Town of Grimesland for Movie in the Park at the Grimesland Community Park


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September 21st
9:30 AM-2:30 PM

Join the New Bern Police Department at Lawson Creek Park on Saturday, September 21st for Badge, Faith and Community Fun Day. Event is free to the public with tons of activities like K9 Demo, pony rides, bounce houses, face painting and more. Plus games, prizes and food. For more info call the New Bern Police Department at 252-672-4100. 


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October 5th
3:00 PM-7:00 PM

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Onslow County Out of the Darkness Walk

The core of the Out of the Darkness Walks, the Community Walks created a movement. Held in hundreds of cities across the country, they give people the courage to open up about their own struggle or loss, and the platform to change our culture’s approach to mental health. To register, visit For more information, please contact the walk chair at

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June 14th - October 11th
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Grimesland Music in the Park

Join the Town of Grimesland each 2nd Friday of the Month for Music in the Park at the Grimesland Community Park. 


October 19th
9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Walk to End Alzheimer's

Registration is now open for the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s®The Alzheimer's Association - Eastern North Carolina Chapter is inviting Jacksonville and surrounding area residents to turn their community into a sea of purple and help take steps to fight Alzheimer’s.


The Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Jacksonville will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Riverwalk Park, located at 421 Court Street in Jacksonville. Check-in opens at 9:00 a.m. and the Opening Ceremonies will begin at 10:00 a.m.


Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® participants will complete a two-mile walk and will learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment, and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. Walk participants will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.


“We invite the community to join us in taking steps for Alzheimer’s disease to support those who are among the 170,000 North Carolina residents living with Alzheimer’s and their 473,000 caregivers,” said Lisa Roberts, executive director of the Eastern North Carolina Chapter. “Our Walks are a wonderful opportunity for everyone to come together to help end this disease and to raise critically need funds for Alzheimer’s research and local support services.”


The Alzheimer’s Association – Eastern North Carolina Chapter hosts six walks across eastern North Carolina including: Fayetteville, Jacksonville, New Bern, Robeson County, the Triangle Area and Wilmington. To sign up as a walker or Team Captain or to learn more about becoming a sponsor or volunteer, visit or call 800-272-3900.


Additional Facts and Figures: (

  • Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.
  • Every 65 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s.
  • An estimated 5.8 million Americans are living with the disease, including 170,000 North Carolina residents, are living with Alzheimer’s, a number estimated to grow to as many as 14 million by year 2050.
  • More than 16 million family and friends, including 473,000 in North Carolina, provide unpaid care to people with Alzheimer's or other dementias in the United States.
  • In 2018, friends and family of those with Alzheimer’s in North Carolina provided an estimated 538 million hours of unpaid care, a contribution valued at $6.8 billion.

About the Alzheimer’s Association:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s.


About the Alzheimer’s Association - Eastern North Carolina Chapter:

The Eastern North Carolina Chapter provides patient and family services, information and referral, education, and advocacy in 51 eastern North Carolina counties. We provide a variety of services including a 24/7 Helpline, support groups, educational programs, and MedicAlert®. We offer opportunities to get involved and to make a difference. For more information about Alzheimer's disease, or the Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern North Carolina Chapter, visit or call 800-272-3900. For the latest news and updates, follow us on FacebookTwitterand Instagram.