Mastering the Rules of the Road Seminar

March 2, 2019

This is one of the most important seminars a recreational boater could attend. It provides an explanation with examples of the 37 Rules of the Road for both the U.S. Inland Rules and the International Rules (COLREGS). It simplifies the sometimes complex law relating to boat operation for the recreational boater regardless of vessel and when meeting another vessel on the water.

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Where: 1st Presbyterian Church, 211 W. 2nd Street, Washington, NC
Cost: $15 for member/$20 non-members (no additional cost for couples sharing materials)
To Register: Contact our PSPS Educational Officer, Linda Erickson, by email or call her at 252-964-3009

Deadline for registration is February 25th.


Pamlico Musical Society: Frank Solivan and the Dirty Kitchen Bluegrass Band

April 13, 2019

Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen

Sat. Apr 13, 2019 at 7:30pm EDT
At the Oriental Old Theater
Price: $22.00
All Ages
Since Frank Solivan left the cold climes of Alaska for the bluegrass hotbed of Washington, DC, he’s built a reputation as a monster mandolinist- and become a major festival attraction with his band Dirty Kitchen.  Simmering a Bluegrass/newgrass stew from instrumental, vocal, and songwriting skills so hot the group has been named Washington Area Music Association’s Best Bluegrass band of the year for four consecutive years and earned IMBA’s 2014 and 2016 Instrumental Group of the Year and a 2015 Grammy Nomination for Best Bluegrass Album.

Pamlico Musical Society: Natalie Clein

March 22, 2019

Natalie Clein

Fri. Mar 22, 2019 at 7:30pm EDT
at the Oriental Old Theater
Price: $22.00
All Ages

With a global reputation, British cellist Natalie Clein first came to international attention when, at age 16, she won the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition in 1994 and was nominated as best female at the Classical Brit Awards 2008.  In residence at Oxford University and regularly performing at major venues and with orchestras worldwide, her playing has been praised for its “astonishing range of colors and…wide variety of expressive styles.”

Pamlico Musical Society: Ensemble Mélange

February 1, 2019

Ensemble Mélange

Fri. Feb 1, 2019 at 7:30pm EST
At the Oriental Old Theater
Price: $22.00
All Ages

This award winning New York based chamber music ensemble of exceptionally accomplished musicians changes the rules of performance and delivers the unexpected.  The audience is invited to actively participate in the selection of works to be performed by choosing from a menu of over 30 works derived from 15 different musical genres ranging from classical, baroque, and romantic, to jazz, Latin, and Broadway.  The result is a high energy performance you won’t want to miss.

UNC Harp Ensemble at River Dunes

March 3, 2019

UNC Harp Ensemble

Sun. Mar 3, 2019 at 5:00pm EST
At River Dunes
Price: $30.00
All Ages

What could be more beautiful than the ethereal sound of the harp, but a group of harps playing together!  Under the direction of UNC faculty harpist, Laura Byrne, this group of talented artists will perform musical favorites from around the world from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Impressionist eras all the way to the music of today.  Join us on a musical journey through the centuries – five harps in the beautiful River Dunes Harbor Club.

Pamlico Musical Society: Will Martin

January 9 - 10, 2019

Will Martin

Wed. Jan 9, 2019 at 7:30pm EST
at the Oriental Old Theater
Price: $22.00
All Ages
Will Martin 

Internationally acclaimed entertainer and vocalist is stealing the hearts of audiences around the world.  A celebrated and accomplished recording artist, Will has achieved phenomenal success in his home country of New Zealand, as well as in Europe, becoming the youngest man in history to top the UK Classical Charts. Described by one fan as a “once in a generation talent”, Will gives a new voice to the music of the late, great Dean Martin.

Pamlico Musical Society: Backtrack

December 14, 2018


Fri. Dec 14, 2018 at 7:30pm EST
at the Oriental Old Theater
Price: $22.00
All Ages


An award winning, five person a cappella powerhouse based in New York City, Backtrack Vocals explores the power of the human voice through unique vocal arrangements, tight harmonies, and world class beat boxing.  Daring to take on unexpected genres such as classical and electronic music, the result is a unique, high energy, and interactive performance – they draw you in to become a part of the musical experience.

Oriental Boat Show

April 12 - 14, 2019

The 2019 Oriental Boat Show — The Best Small Town Boat Show In America —is coming up April 12-14, 2019. This 3-day Friday-Saturday-Sunday show is organized by the Oriental Rotary Club and is the place to see boats and gear for boats.For 2019 the show moves to the heart of Oriental… it will be “downtown” on Hodges Street by the harbor. In water boats will be in the Oriental Marina slips and at the town dock.

The show has about 100 exhibitors of nautical goods and services. Dealers and brokers bring in boats on land and to the slips at Oriental Harbor Marina. More details – including vendor application forms – are at, For more info, contact boat show impresario Sam Myers 252-249-0228 or

A Listening Session with the Musical Society

November 27, 2018

The Pamlico Musical Society wants your input on performers it’s thinking of booking for the 2019-2020 season. Lend them your ears at a public Listening Session on Tuesday evening, November 27th at the Oriental Woman’s Clubhouse. It is happening after a brief annual business meeting, which starts at 5p.

The feedback from those attending helps determine which musical acts PaMuSo will bring to Oriental in the upcoming season. There’s no charge to attend the listening session – nor do you need to be a member of the Musical Society (though you are welcome to join.)

Ranky Tanky – Gullah Culture Performance

November 17, 2018

Pamlico Musical Society is sponsoring a free ‘informance’ Saturday, November 17, 2018 @ 2:30p at Holt’s Chapel Community Center at 136 Janeiro Rd. Come out and celebrate the Holt’s Chapel renovation project with Ranky Tanky.

The members of Ranky Tanky are from South Carolina. They perform songs that came out of Gullah culture, including spirituals, dance music and children’s rhymes. Come and enjoy the music and culture of the low country islands of South Carolina. This interactive program will highlight their society.

This free performance is held at Pamlico County’s historic Rosenwald School, one of 5,000 structures built in the 1920’s to bring education to black students in the South.

A day with the Chef & the Farmer

November 3, 2018

Join River Dunes and WALTER Magazine for a trip to Kinston, North Carolina, as we take an exclusive look into award-winning chef Vivian Howard’s world!


Guests will spend the day with Vivian, beginning with brunch at the Boiler Room Oyster Bar, followed by wine tastings and gallery tour at Art 105. End the day with a private, four-course dinner at Chef & The Farmer.

November 3, 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Limited tickets available:

River Dunes is a Supporting Sponsor of this uniquely North Carolina Experience.

A Day with Vivian Howard 

Itinerary :: Saturday, November 3

10:30 AM
Arrive in Kinston at the Boiler Room Oyster Bar for brunch.
Vivian Howard will welcome guests and mingle during brunch.

12:00 PM
Wine Tasting + small bites, along with private party at Art 105.

3:00 PM
Tours & Tastings at Mother Earth Brewing
Free time to explore Kinston!

5:30 PM
Meet at Chef & The Farmer for a private four course dinner with Vivian.


For those staying the night in Kinston, WALTER and Vivian suggest one of the following possibilities:

The Bentley Bed & Breakfast
The Motor Lodge (most available rooms)
The O’Neil



Sat, November 3, 2018

10:30 AM – 8:00 PM EDT

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Chef & the Farmer, Kinston

120 W Gordon St

Kinston, NC 28501

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

BikeMS – Historic New Bern Ride

September 8 - 9, 2018

River Dunes is thrilled to welcome back BikeMS cyclists to the River Dunes Harbor Village for the Lunch Rest Stop during the 2018 Historic New Bern BikeMS event.

Bike MS: Historic New Bern Ride 2018 is a ride that will take you farther than you’ve ever gone before. What makes this ride so special? There are multiple route options through New Bern, Oriental along beautiful coastal highways and byways, all of which are well supported by a fully-stocked rest stops every 10-15 miles, a great lunch stop each day and safety provided by medical personnel, HAM radio operators, law enforcement and motorcycle escorts. Once you’ve gotten your miles in, you can celebrate with your teammates, friends, and family in our vibrant and scenic water-front Team Village and Start/Finish Festival area!

In addition, you’ll experience an incredible level of camaraderie as you embark on a journey filled with laughter, excitement, support and a profound sense of accomplishment. Your participation will drive MS research forward faster and deliver programs and services to those who face the challenges of MS every day.

We are proud that Bike MS: Bike MS: Historic New Bern Ride raises more than $1.7 million every year, and thank you for being a part of that achievement! Your fundraising supports programs and services that help people affected by MS live their best lives.
Route options include 30, 50, 75 and 100 miles each day!

Register today at and let’s fight MS together!