Community Connections

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3rd Annual Cruisin for Kids Charity Car Raffle

The 3 rd Annual “Cruisin For Kids” Charity Car Raffle event drawing will take place on Dec. 11, 2021 (12pm) at (CFCC) Cape Fear Community College-Schwartz Center, (event party room) 610 N.Front Street, Wilmington NC. You don’t have to be present to win. With a purchase of a $10 ticket, you can win 1 st Place Prize Grand Prize-2021 Brand NewMitsubishi Mirage; Includes sales tax, warranty, title, license & fees, 2nd Place Prize-$1000.00, 3rd Place Prize-$500.00. Purchase Car Raffle Tickets online at www.nc-wraap.com today. For more information, please call 910.392.6007 or visit the company’s website at www.nc-wraap.com.

Start: 12/11/2021
End: 12/11/2021

Walk to End Alzheimer’s- New Bern

On October 23, 2021, Craven and surrounding county residents will join the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease at the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s — the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. 

The Alzheimer’s Association – Eastern North Chapter will be hosting Walk to End Alzheimer’s – New Bern at Union Point Park. Check-in opens at 9 a.m. with an Opening Ceremony at 10 a.m. and a Walk Start at 10:30 a.m.

We are excited to be moving forward with plans to once again host the Walk in person while keeping the health and safety of participants, staff, and volunteers a top priority. To that end, we’re offering options to participate online and in local neighborhoods.

Start: 10/23/21
End: 10/23/21

Walk to End Alzheimer’s- Jacksonville

On October 16, 2021, Onslow and surrounding county residents will join the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease at the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s — the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.

The Alzheimer’s Association – Eastern North Chapter will be hosting Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Jacksonville at Riverwalk Crossing Park. Check-in opens at 9 a.m. with an Opening Ceremony at 10 a.m. and a Walk Start at 10:30 a.m.

We are excited to be moving forward with plans to once again host the Walk in person while keeping the health and safety of participants, staff, and volunteers a top priority. To that end, we’re offering options to participate online and in local neighborhoods.

Start: 10/16/21
End: 10/16/21

MCAS Cherry Point Air Show 2021

Call your family and friends and mark your calendars for eastern North Carolina’s biggest, baddest, fastest, and loudest outdoor event September 25-26, 2021!

The commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point invites you to visit the Marine Corps’ largest airbase for the 2021 MCAS Cherry Point Air Show, featuring the world’s top aviation aerobatic team, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.

Saturday and Sunday will both have full-day shows featuring a dizzying variety of military and civilian aerobatic demonstrations including performances by Aftershock, RJ Gritter, Tom Larkin, Steve Covington, and Hubie Tolson. You and your family will get up close and personal to dozens of historic and modern aircraft displays, as well as a wide array of military vehicles and equipment. The show will offer children’s activities, an outdoor recreational show, and much more. Admission and parking are FREE. The air show narrator will talk you through a Marine Air-Ground Task Force demonstration as air and ground Marine combat forces simulate an assault on enemy positions right in front of your eyes! Individual demonstrations, such as one by the Marine Corps’ AV-8B Harrier, will make it clear why the Marine Corps is the finest fighting force in the world.

As always, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will provide the grand finale on both days!

Start: 09/25/2021
End: 09/26/2021

Chowan County Regional Fair

The fair will celebrate 75 years in Edenton with midway rides, The Fearless Flores Thrill Show, Dakota and Friends dinosaur & dragon show, live music, DJ Cowboy, Barnyard Cackle Review, animal barns, LED Railroad Circus display, community exhibits, antique farm displays, pageants, contests and favorite fair food.

On Tuesday, Car Load Night, fair admission and unlimited rides are $60 per vehicle for up to 6 passengers.

Regular gate admission is $8 on site, $6 online in advance and free for children under 36 inches tall. (Pre-sale ends Mon., Sept. 27 at 11:59 pm.)

Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are $20 on site or $17 pre-sale. A Family 4 Pack (2 adult/2 child wristbands) is $85 pre-sale.

Visit DreamlandAmusements.com for ride ticket prices. Visit the Chowan Fair website for daily specials for students, seniors, and active-duty military and families.

Fair hours are 4 to 11 pm Tuesday – Friday and 11 am to midnight Saturday at the American Legion Fairgrounds, 1317 W. Queen Street.

For more information, call 252-482-4057.

Start: 2021-09-28
End: 2021-10-02

Lenoir County Agricultural Fair

The fair celebrates 66 years of family fun with midway rides, motorsports, professional wrestling, Extreme Fear ScareGrounds haunted house (Friday – Saturday), local entertainment, community exhibits, contests and favorite fair food.

Special events include the 33rd Annual Cheerleading Competition (6:30 pm Tuesday); Midway Madness pro wrestling (7 pm Wednesday); 24K Cowgirls Equestrian Drill Team (7 pm Friday); Demolition Derby (3 pm Saturday) and Motocross Racing (6 pm Saturday).

Daily admission: $6 Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; $7 Saturday; free for ages 4 and younger

On Thursday, admission is $1 and rides are $1 each ($10-ride minimum).

Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are $25. Ride tickets are $1.50 each, $30/20 tickets or $60/50 tickets plus 1 free ride. (Rides take 2 or more tickets each.)

Admission/ride combo tickets are $25 online in advance. (Pre-sale ends Tues., Oct. 5 at 5 pm.)

Admission specials:
* $2 off regular admission for ages 6-18 on Wednesday from 5-7 pm
* Free admission for seniors 62 years and older Tuesday – Thursday from 5-7 pm
* Free admission for vocational rehab residents and 1 chaperone each Tuesday – Thursday from 5-7 pm

Fair hours are 5-11 pm Tuesday – Friday and 1-11 pm Saturday at the Lenoir County Fairgrounds, 401 Fairgrounds Road in Kinston.

Visit the website for more information, including Extreme Fear ScareGrounds tickets.

The fair is presented by the Lenoir County Fair Association.

Start: 2021-10-05
End: 2021-10-09