February Crystal Coast Events

January 28th, 2016 by Pecan Tree Inn

Feb 3—4: Coastal Culture and Waterfowl Watching Trip – 8—6 pm Observe the migration of wintering waterfowl at Wildlife Refuges and National Seashores in Eastern North Carolina. Learn about the unique history of our coastal communities as well. Museum staff will lead you on a tour through the remote but beautiful regions of Pamlico, Hyde and Dare Counties for this annual trip. This is an overnight adventure and requires pre-registration. Reservations: $75. Hotel reservations and meals not included. Space is limited. Details, 252.728.7317 or www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

Feb 6—9: Build Your Own Skin-on-Frame Boat – 9 am—4:30 pm Participants will build their own Skin-on-Frame ultralight boat in the Inuit style. These versatile and time tested boats can be fashioned in a myriad of styles including the North Alaska Retrieval Kayak, Greenland Style Sea Kayak, Pram Dinghy and Canadian Canoe. After the frames have been pegged and lashed together from fir and steam bent white oak frames, the skin of 12-ounce Ballistic Nylon is sewn over the frame and coated with either varnish or paint to produce a light, tough and beautiful boat. This 4-day course runs for four straight days. Students also have the option to take the course on two consecutive weekends February 6 & 7 and February 13 & 14). Course fee: $1,500. Minimum age: 16 yrs. old. All courses are limited in size. Advance registration required. Details, 252-728-7317 or www.ncmaritimemuseums.com.

Feb 6: Down East FolkArts Society Concert – 6:30 pm—until – General admission $15, Active duty military and Down East Folk Arts Society Members $12, Full-Time Students $8. Doors open at 6:30 pm, shows start at 7:30. To reserve tickets, please call or text (252) 646-4657 or send email to folkartsenc@gmail.com. Details, http://www.downeastfolkarts.org/Concerts.html .

Feb 6—7: Carolina Chocolate Festival – All Day – Chocolate lovers indulge! The annual Carolina Chocolate Festival takes place at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City and is packed with activities from tastings, demonstrations and bake-offs to golfing and relaxing at the spa. Check their website for details about each activity and to purchase tickets for any one of the ten main events. All the proceeds from the Carolina Chocolate Festival benefit local charities. This festival has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Carteret County charities. Details, www.carolinachocolatefestival.com.

Feb 7: BHA Membership Drive Valentine Party – 2—4 pm In an effort to increase membership, the Beaufort Historical Association opens the buildings of the Beaufort Historic Site (100 block Turner Street) for current and prospective members to explore, which allows them to see how the BHA uses membership dollars to preserve and promote the rich cultural heritage of Beaufort and Carteret County. Details, 252-728-5225 or pr@beauforthistoricsite.org.

North Carolina Maritime Museum: www.ncmaritimemuseum.org (252-728-7317)

Down East FolkArt Society: http://www.downeastfolkarts.org/ (252-646-4657) Beaufort Historic Association: http://www.beauforthistoricsite.org/ (252-728-5225)