Old Theater Friday Flicks

September 15, 2017

The Old Theater’s new season of Friday Flicks opens on September 15 with What About Bob? In the 1991 comedy, Bill Murray plays Bob, a patient who charms his psychiatrist’s family. Richard Dreyfus is the doc immune to Bob’s charms. For more of the synopsis and more info, click here. Tix are $6. Popcorn’s free. Showtime is 7:30p

Location: The Old Theater, 609 Broad St, Oriental, NC 28571, USA
Start Date: Sep 15, 2017 07:30PM
End Date: 2017-09-15

The Barefoot Movement Band

December 14, 2017

The Pamlico Musical Society proudly presents The Barefoot Movement at the Old Theater on Thursday, December 14. For more information go to www.pamlicomusic.org/season-calendar.


Heartfelt, energetic, and down home. Heralded by CMT Edge as “one of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene,” the music of the Nashville based group The Barefoot Movement is as down to earth as their intention for members of their audience: sit back, relax, take your shoes off, and stay a while. All the worries and frustrations of the world melt away as this charming, acoustic band takes listeners back to a simpler place and time. 

Location: The Old Theater, 609 Broad St, Oriental, NC 28571, USA
Start Date: Dec 14, 2017 7:30 pm
End Date: 2017-12-15


Quebe Sisters Band in Oriental

October 19, 2017

The Pamlico Musical Society proudly presents the Quebe Sisters Band at the Old Theater in Oriental on Thursday, October 19.

The Quebe Sisters are a band rooted in traditional Texas music with a unique blend of triple fiddles and vocal harmonies backed by a rhythm section of archtop guitar and upright bass.

When the Quebe Sisters from Texas take a stage, and the triple-threat fiddle champions start playing and singing in multi-part close harmony, audiences are usually transfixed, then blown away.


The Old Theater,

609 Broad St,

Oriental, NC 28571, USA










Elisabeth Adkins & Ed Newman

November 16, 2017

The Pamlico Musical Society proudly presents Elisabeth Adkins & Ed Newman at the Old Theater on Thursday, November 16. For more information go to www.pamlicomusic.org/season-calendar.

Location: The Old Theater, 609 Broad St, Oriental, NC 28571, USA
Start Date: Nov 16, 2017 12:00AM
End Date: 2017-11-17

Dragon Boat Races in Grace Harbor

August 11 - 12, 2017

Once again, River Dunes Grace Harbor will serve as the location for the 2017 Dragon Boat Races.  This colorful event features teams of racers from organizations and communities all over the Southeast.  Dragon Boats are the world’s largest flat water racing canoes, propelled by a crew of 20 rowers, plus a drummer and a steersperson.  Teamwork is everything in Dragon Boat racing, and synchronicity outweighs strength.  In addition to the dragon boat racing, other activities will include great food, music, kids activities, a parade of teams and much, much more for friends and family.

Last year, the team from River Dunes won the Team Spirit Award.  This year, they are going for the gold!

2017 Heart Ball in New Bern

February 18, 2017

2017 New Bern Heart Ball

Saturday, February 18, 2017 | 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center |
203 S Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

A New Bern tradition for over twenty years, the Heart Ball celebrates advances in the fight against heart disease & stroke in the Craven, Jones, and Pamlico communities.

$125/per person
Sponsorship opportunities also available.


Benefiting the American Heart Association & New Bern Heart Society

Antique Show in New Bern

February 10 - 12, 2017

Antiques Show & Sale

Friday, February 10, 2017: 10:00am-5:00pm
Saturday, February 11, 2017: 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, February 12, 2017: 11:00am-4:00pm

New Bern Riverfront Convention Center
203 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Come play and shop at the New Bern Preservation Foundation’s 31st Annual Antiques Show & Sale with over 35 vendors.  Featuring furniture, rugs, china, jewelry, silver, toys, military items, art, collectibles and more.

Advance Tickets: $8 per person
Show Date Tickets: $10 per person

Benefiting the New Bern Preservation Foundation

Winter Feast at Tryon Palace in New Bern

January 27, 2017

WinterFeast: Oysters, Brews, and Comfort Foods

Friday, January 27, 2017
5:30pm – 8:30pm

Bate Commons, Mattocks Hall, North Carolina History Center
529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560

Shuck your winter shell as Tryon Palace’s WinterFeast oyster roast returns to the North Carolina History Center in 2017.

Dive into a table full of fresh, local, steamed oysters, sample classic winter favorites like chowders, shrimp and grits, and jambalaya prepared by your favorite local chefs, and wash it down with a selection of delicious brews while enjoying a night out with friends and neighbors.

This indoor/outdoor event includes a cash bar and will be held at the North Carolina History Center (529 South Front St., New Bern, NC), where you can dance along to the DJ’s music, play a game of cornhole, or simply enjoy the view.

All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Tryon Palace Foundation.

Admission: $45 plus tax

Website: www.TryonPalace.org

Phone/E-mail: (252) 639-3500 / info@tryonpalace.org

Recital on the River at River Dunes

February 12, 2017

The Pamlico Musical Society presents classical guitarist and ECU Faculty member Dr. Elliot Frank and his gifted student ensemble.  Their skilled playing and beautiful melodies and rhythms will delight discriminating classic music lovers.

The Recital will be held upstairs in the Harbor Club at River Dunes, starting at 5:00 p.m.  Light refreshments and beverage service will be available.

Contact the Pamlico Musical Society for ticket information at pamlicomusic@gmail.com.

Spirit of Christmas

December 9 - 10, 2016

The classic Christmas story The Polar Express is the theme of the 2016 Spirit of Christmas parade, set for 1p on Saturday December 10. Still hear the magical Christmas bells? Be creative and show your Christmas magic through the theme.  If you’d like to participate, register by Friday, Dec 2nd by downloading a form from towndock.net and emailing it to Parade Master Scott Pickard at scottpickard73@gmail.com or drop it off at Nautical Wheelers, Village Hardware or Marsha’s Cottage.


Yes, Virginia, there will be a lighted boat flotilla as part of Oriental’s 2016 Spirit of Christmas festivities, on Saturday December 10. Joe Valinoti, who is organizing the event, says that boats will rendezvous at Oriental marker “1” at 1645 (that’s 4:45 p.m. in layman’s terms) and proceed on a prescribed route. For the entry form and flotilla instructions including slip assignments contact Joe at joesail1@gmail.com

This year Spirit Of Christmas is partnering with Heartworks. Donations towards Christmas dinners for area families in need are appreciated and encouraged. Drop off non-perishable food items at Marsha’s Cottage, Oriental Hardware or Nautical Wheelers between now and the day of the parade.

Glow Over the Bridge 5k

November 19, 2016

Join in the Fun!  In this race across the bridge to Pecan Grove and back to Lou Mac Park, participants light up in the dark (even before the race begins) by painting themselves.

Registration – and the painting – begin at 4:30p at Lou Mac Park. Race will start at 6:00 pm, with an after party from 7-8:30 pm with music by Saltwater Gold and food by Oriental Rotary. They will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks . Cost is $30 if you register online at racesonline.com or $35 the night of the race. That gets you a t-shirt, glow paint & accessories. For more info: www.hospiceofpamlico.org or 252-745-5171

See more at: https://racesonline.com/events/hospice-of-pamlico-county-s-glow-over-the-bridge-5k-fun-run#sthash.6Rs6qiyR.dpuf

Director: Patty Mills, Hospice of Pamlico County
Phone: 252-497-0529
Distance: 5K
When: 11/19/2016 6:00 pm
Where: Lou Mac Park Oriental, NC


Turkey Trot 5k

November 26, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!  Burn off some of those T-Day calories by joining in our first Annual River Dunes Turkey Trot.

This fun run 5k will start at Grace Harbor Provision Company, run through River Dunes, around Grace Harbor and finish at the Chapel. The Provision Company will be open at 8:00 am for warm ups and hot coffee. Afterwards, fresh fruit and healthy breakfast options will be available for a cool down.

RSVP to provisions@riverdunes.com. Open to property owners, members, family and guests.