First Friday at the Club

December 1, 2017

Join the Club on the First Friday of each month for a social hour, drinks and appetizers at the Harbor Club.

5:00 – 6:30


New Year’s Day Buffet

January 1, 2018

More details coming soon!

First Friday at the Club

November 3, 2017

Join the Club on the First Friday of each month for a social hour, drinks and appetizers at the Harbor Club.



There will a private function downstairs.  First Friday will be held Upstairs in the Harbor Club.

November Theme:  A Cornucopia of Fall Celebrations

This month’s First Friday is inspired by November’s Holidays, National Days and Flavors of the Month. See our Inspiration and Menu (italics) below:

Veterans Day November 10th: Chilled Navy Bean Salad

National Pizza Day, November 12thFoccacia Bread with a smoked Blue cheese sauce, topped with grilled apples, mission figs and walnuts

Great American Smoke Out Day, November 16thSmoke and Mirrors Wine & a Smoked Porter

The whole month of November is for Peanut Butter Lovers: Jalapeno Hoisin Wings with Peanut sauce

November’s Featured Vegetable:  Collard Greens: Collard Green Egg Rolls with a Hot Bacon Dipping sauce

And for dessert, National Diabetes Day not withstanding:  Chocolate Cupcakes w/ Vanilla Frosting 

Labor Day Weekend

September 1 - 4, 2017


First Friday: Appetizers & Social Hour Downstairs 5-6:30

Before First Friday, join us for a tour of the newest building, the Exchange in the Harbor Village. Wine and appetizers follow downstairs at the Harbor Club.

Friday Night’s Dinner will be off the menu with an assortment of exciting Chef’s Specials, including: Lamb chops, cajun-fried oysters, cuban pork skewers and more. Delicious homemade desserts. Reservations Please.

Live Music with Ken Belangia



The Annual Croquet Cup on the Harbor Lawn 11 – 2pm

Pool Games 10 – 5pm: Giant Jenga, Cornhole, & Connect Four!

A delicious dinner showcasing Chef Robert’s Finest Dishes and Fresh Fishes.

  • Naan pizza appetizer
  • Smoked Ribs
  • Macadamia Crusted Catch of the Day
  • Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken
  • Fried Pork Chops
  • Stuffed Flounder
  • Vegetarian Pasta Dish
  • Homemade Desserts
  • Reservations Please!


Breakfast Buffet at the Harbor Club 9am – 11am ($12pp)

  • Eggs, Grits, Bacon, Sausage, Hashbrowns, French Toast Casserole, Fresh Coffee and Juice

Lunch: From the Menu in the Dining Room or Poolside


Sunday Night: Seafood Extravaganza 6:30 ($22++)

Poolside Buffet

  • Peel & Eat Shrimp
  • Fried Shrimp
  • Catch of the Day
  • Grilled Chicken
  • Pasta Salad Bar
  • Delicious Sides and More!
  • Reservations Please

Live Music, Backseat Romeo performs from 7pm-10pm


Monday: The Cabana Bar will be open all day, serving the Cabana Lunch Menu!

Derby Day

May 6, 2017

The Kentucky Derby is here again! Join us Saturday downstairs at 5:30 for mint juleps and small bites! Wear your finest Derby Hat or bow tie to participate in the annual Best-in-Show Competition. The winners take home a bottle of wine.

The race begins at 6:34 pm. The buffet will open a 6:00 pm. Enjoy Chef Robert’s fried chicken, prime rib sliders, mac & cheese, collards, garden salad, and home-made dessert. Appetizers: $8++. Dinner Buffet for $22++, includes appetizers. This event is open to Harbor Club Members. Our local equestrienne, Louise; will be joining the fun!  Please RSVP to right away.



Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 2017

May’s First Friday Social Hour at the Club falls on Cinco de Mayo! We’ll be serving South of the Border appetizers for $10++/Member and our full beer/wine menu.

For our 2017 Social Calendar, we’re adding a social hour on the First Friday of each month. Come out and start the weekend with your neighbors!

“First Friday was wonderful. Thank you. We can’t wait for next month’s First Friday!”

“We had a fabulous time with our neighbors and fellow River Dunes guests!!”


5:00 – 6:30. For Club Members and their guests. 

Free Vessel Safety Inspections

April 28, 2018

River Dunes Marina

To assist our owners and members in preparing for a season of safe boating, the US Coast Guard Auxiliary will be performing complimentary boat safety inspections at River Dunes Marina on Saturday, April 28.

Club members and marina occupants can contact  the marina to schedule a time.

252-249-4908                                 Harbor Club

800-348-7618                                 Harbor Club Toll-free



Easter Buffet at the Harbor Club

April 1, 2018

Easter is a time for renewing ties with friends and family, and a great way to celebrate this special day is at the annual Easter Buffet at the Harbor Club.  From 11:00 to 2:00, Chef Robert and Kee have planned a scrumptious brunch buffet, featuring some delicious Spring dishes.  Harbor Club members, cottage guests, and guest boaters are invited to join in the fun!  Reservations and seating times are requested.


The Menu will include:

  • Cooked to order Omelets and Waffles
  • Bacon and Sausage
  • Spiced Ham with a pineapple chutney
  • Seafood Newburg
  • Roasted leg of Lamb with mint pesto
  • Chicken Marsala
  • House Smoked Shellfish with capers, dill and creme fraiche
  • Garden Salad
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Chef’s Vegetables
  • Fresh Fruit
  • and Assorted Dessert and Pies


$22 per person |$11 Children 3 – 12  | Under 3 – no charge


Reservations please email

Game Night at the Harbor Club

January 14, 2017

January 14th will be a fun-filled evening at River Dunes Harbor Club, as members pit their skills and wit in a variety of games, including Poker, Password and more.

The evening will start with a Chili Dinner from 6:00 to 8:00 upstairs, then, at 8:00, the games will begin.  It’s all in fun and the competition is friendly, so come on out and play!  Call 252-249-0253 or email to reserve your spot.

New Year’s Eve at River Dunes

December 31, 2016

Our annual New Year’s Eve Celebration for Harbor Club members and their guests is shaping up to be one of the best we’ve ever had!

Chef Robert and Dining Services Manager Kee have planned a fabulous 5 course dinner, including a chef-attended crepe station for dessert.  Appetizers will start at 7:00 p.m. and Dinner Seating times are still available.

At 8:00, the Raleigh-based band Risse will start playing a mix of Motown, Beach Music and recent hits that will have everyone on the dance floor.

At midnight, we’ll have our traditional ball drop and a complimentary glass of champagne.

Please call 800-975-9565/252-249-0253 or email for reservations.

Cinco de Mayo Dinner

May 6, 2016

Seis de Mayo just doesn’t have the same ring. Join us as we commemorate the Mexican army’s victory over the French forces of Napoleon III on May 5, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla.

Also, tortillas and fresh salsa.Viva la queso.


Oriental In-Water Boat Show

April 8 - 10, 2016

Oriental’s annual In-water Boat Show has grown exponentially since its beginnings in 2009. The 2015 show drew 95 exhibitors from as far away Hampton, Virginia, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Bryson City, NC. In addition to nautical goods and services, dealers and brokers brought in boats on land and in the slips at Oriental Harbor Marina, many of which were available for in-water sea trials.

Based on the combination of number of vendors, number of boats, sales attributed and number of attendees, the Oriental show has become one of the largest and most successful in-water shows between Annapolis and Savannah. The 2016 show is scheduled for April 8-10. (From

The 2015 show set a record with 95 registered exhibitors – 2016 has already topped that with 102 vendors onboard and more coming.
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