Community Connections

October 25th - October 26th

Walk to End Alzheimer's New Bern

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® will take place on Sunday, Oct. 25.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s - New Bern which attracts thousands each year to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease will look different this year. Instead of hosting a large gathering, the Alzheimer’s Association – Eastern North Carolina Chapter is encouraging participants to walk as individuals or in small groups on sidewalks, tracks and trails across Craven County.  

This year’s Walk will include three components. On Walk day, an Opening Ceremony will feature local speakers and a presentation of Promise Flowers to honor the personal reasons participants join together to fight Alzheimer’s and all other dementia, all delivered to participants' smartphones, tablets and computers. Next, everyone will walk in their own neighborhoods with their family and friends.  Finally, the Alzheimer’s Association will create the iconic Promise Garden in a “view only” format that participants can drive by on Walk day at to honor all those impacted by Alzheimer’s. 

To sign up as a walker or Team Captain or to learn more about becoming a sponsor of Walk to End Alzheimer’s – New Bern, visit or call 800-272-3900.

October 1st - October 31st
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NC Seafood Virtual Festival 2020

The NC Seafood Festival has gone virtual! Cooking with the Chefs, "Friday Catch-tails", Virtual Seafood Festival Marketplace and more! Plus don't forget your O-Fish-Al shirts! 


July 20th - October 31st
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North Carolina Guardian Ad Litem

We are a non-profit government agency that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to represent abused and neglected children in court.  Due to COVID-19, families are experiencing greater stress and we are already seeing an increase in the number of children coming into foster care.  We need help getting the word out about our need for more volunteers in Carteret, Craven and Pamlico counties. For more information visit

July 8th - November 1st

Hope for the Warriors Youth Recreation Sports Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the Hope For The Warriors and New Balance military child recreation scholarship. Multiple nationwide scholarships will be awarded for 2020 fall and 2021 spring recreational sports seasons to children under 18 years-old, whose parent served in the U.S. military after September 11, 2001. 

Scholarship recipients will be selected based on his/her eligibility and responses to two essay questions. Scholarship payments will be directly sent to the applicable recreational sports program.

The application deadline for fall scholarships (fall sports) is September 1 and spring scholarship (spring sports) is November 1.

To apply for the Hope For The Warriors and New Balance military child recreation scholarship visit, For questions on the application process, contact Brittany Hunter at

November 14th - November 21st
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Hope for the Warriors

Online registration is now open for the virtual Hope For The Warriors, Jacksonville presented by Stevenson Hendrick taking place Nov. 14-21. The virtual event hosts two options for all levels of runners and adaptive cyclists with each participant picking his/her own course and start time.

The options for the virtual 15th Annual Run For The Warriors, Jacksonville include:

  • Virtual 5K (includes a t-shirt and patch) for a $25 registration fee.
  • Virtual half marathon (includes a t-shirt and a medal) for a $50 registration fee.

Participants are encouraged to register online before Oct. 31 to receive his/her mailed t-shirt before race day at runforthewarriors.orgHowever, registration will remain open until Nov. 21.

Proceeds benefit Hope For The Warriors, a national nonprofit dedicated to assisting veterans, service members and military families with a variety of programming including clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition services.

Run For The Warriors is a race series open to civilians and military members that honors the men and women injured in service to our country after 9/11, their families and families of the fallen. The series also provides wounded service members encouragement and the opportunity to pursue the sport of running, walking or cycling to assist in physical and emotional rehabilitation.

For more information or to register for the 15th Annual Run For The Warriors, Jacksonville, visit

January 23rd
6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Onslow County Partnership for Children- Diamonds and Denim

The health and safety of the community is of utmost importance to Onslow County Partnership for Children. Due to continued concerns surrounding COVID-19, and with the well-being of attendees, donors, partners, and staff as the number one priority, OCPC made the difficult decision to reschedule its annual fundraising benefit, Diamonds and Denim, to January 23, 2021. Having spent the past year preparing for the event with the Board of Directors and community partners, OCPC is disappointed not to be able host the event this month. But agency staff have learned over the past few years that sometimes it is necessary to pause, be flexible, and remember that everything is “figureoutable.” 

OCPC would like to thank donors and community partners for their continued support, open discussions, and encouragement. Great things happen when the community comes together to support children. While Diamonds and Denim is not happening this month as originally planned, agency staff continue to work each day to provide resources, programs, and support to children and families in Onslow County because their needs remain and the work of child abuse prevention is ongoing.
OCPC will continue to monitor health and safety recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and N.C. Department of Health and Human Services and are hopeful that the ability to safely hold an event of this size will be possible in January so that the agency can provide the Diamonds and Denim experience the community expects and deserves, in a safe environment.
OCPC is excited to host the community in early 2021 and will have more information on event specifics as the re-scheduled date gets closer. This is a very challenging time for everyone and OCPC is immensely grateful for the community’s understanding, patience, and continued support. OCPC staff hope to see everyone on January 23 for Diamonds and Denim 2021.


Jan 29, 2020
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Volunteer Drive

Albemarle Commission’s Senior Nutrition Program is seeking Meals on Wheels volunteers for routes in Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties in North Carolina. There is an urgent need for volunteers in Chowan and Pasquotank counties, who have a waiting list for potential clients due to lack of volunteers. Routes start at 11 am, Monday through Friday. Each route takes about an hour to complete. Volunteering as little as one day a month makes a huge impact for our home bound seniors. For more information on becoming a volunteer, please contact Laura Rollinson, Volunteer Coordinator, at (252)-404-7091 or