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• Oriental First Baptist Announces Concerts

The Oriental First Baptist Church Fall Concert Series is now beginning. Sept. 28. Scheduled are The Korean Church of Havelock Choir Oct. 26 - The Moseley Family Nov. 2 - The Harris Trio Nov. 16 - Harbor Sounds. All concerts begin at 6pm. Admission is free but a free will offering will be received.



• Fall Festival at Stonewall UMC

Stonewall United Methodist Church will hold their 15th Annual Fall Festival onThursday, October 23 from 6:30-9pm. Supper will be served at 6:30 with hot dogs, slaw and chili, baked beans, chips, dips, cup cakes and soft drinks. Games start at 7:30 with the beanbag throw, go fish, apple harvest, pork chop races and much more.  There will be cakewalks throughout the evening. Come in your favorite costume and bring a friend, everyone is welcome!


• Young at Heart Fashion Show at Senior Center

The Young at Heart cordially invite you to attend a Fashion Show at Pamlico Senior Services on Friday, October 24 from 7-9pm. The theme this year is Oldies but Goodies showcasing fall and winter collections inspired by vibrant fall colors and eclectic pieces plus a few surprises. Admission is $7. Refreshments will be served afterwards and there will be door prizes. Proceeds will benefit the Young at Heart at Pamlico Senior Services. The Young at Heart thank you for your support.

• PCHS Class of 1974 Reunion

The Pamlico County High School class of 1974 will be celebrating its’ 40th Class Reunion October 24-26, 2014. For more information and registration, contact: Joy (Manker) Carrere 252-670-2725, Nancy (Reeder) Johnson 919-833-4283, Libby (Isenhart) Powers 252- 671-9392.

• OWC Pumpkin Contest


To compliment a Spooktacular Evening, the Ladies of the Neuse, of the Oriental Woman’s Club, will be accepting entries into their first ever Pumpkin Contest on Saturday, October 25th from 6 to 6:30 p.m. @ the Oriental Woman’s Club Building located at 1007 Gilgo Street in Oriental.  Open to all, this contest has a $5 per pumpkin entry fee.  Prizes will be awarded in two categories: Best Carved and Best Decorated (painted, embellished, pinned, any décor other than carved).  Put your name and phone number on a 3”x 5” piece of paper and attach it to the bottom of your pumpkin so it is not visible when on display.  The selection of winners will take place during the Spooktacular Event (attendance not required to submit an entry).  Prizes will be awarded that evening. You do not have to be present to win.  Grab a pumpkin and get creative.  


• Arapahoe UMC Annual Bazaar & Bake Sale

Festival of All Seasons is the theme for the Annual Bazaar and Bake Sale at the Arapahoe United Methodist Church on October 25th.  Offered for sale at very reasonable prices will be many unique and hand crafted things which may be used in your home or given as gifts.  One example, is a checkerboard table with hand painted board and farm animals used for the pieces – this will be offered at a silent auction along with several other items.  The Bake Sale is a good place to buy things to enjoy when you purchase or freeze and use during the holidays for entertaining. All the proceeds from the sale will benefit local charities supported by the church here at home, in Pamlico County, so you will feel good about spending your money to help with these mission projects. The event will take place from 8:00am until 2:00pm in the Fellowship Hall of the Arapahoe UMC located on Highway 306 South, at the corner of Bennett Road in Minnesott Beach.


• Pamlico County Drug Awareness Day

On Saturday, November 1 from 10am to 3 pm Heartworks on Highway 55 in Bayboro will host Pamlico County Drug Awareness Day. The event is free. There will be hot dogs, face painting, a car show, driving impaired goggles, a DJ, volley ball, Triangle VFD, Pamlico County Rescue Squad and much more!

• Dogs for PAWS at OWC Fine Crafts Show


PAWS will be selling hotdogs at the OWC Fine Crafts Show at the OWC Club House, Gilgo Road in Oriental, on November 1 from 10am to 3pm to raise funds to support spaying and neutering of animals. Please come out for some yummy treats and to support this worthy cause for PAWS!

• My Hope Musical Program

My Hope will be presented on November 2nd at 7 pm at A.H. Hatsell Auditorium in Bayboro.  This program, which is a musical tribute to Billy Graham, is a collaborative effort between Reelsboro, Stonewall, and Asbury Methodist Churches and Amity Christian Church.  A special love offering will be taken up in memory of the late Pastor Richard Baldwin and will be contributed to the Pamlico Partnership for Children in his honor.  You don’t want to miss this powerful and heart-warming production!  Mark your calendars today and make plans to attend My Hope.


Beerfest at Minnesott 2014


A Celebration of the Season A “Biergarten” at Minnesott?  Ohhhh yes!  Join Minnesott Golf and Country Club for an outdoor “Bavarian Biergarten” filled with beer, food, music and FUN! Enjoy selections of craft beer paired with authentic German food and the music of the Chuck Eatmon Band, starring vocalist Jill Williamson and Bob Tyson on the Sax. This is the night to celebrate the season! This event will be held on Saturday, November 8, Beer/Food tents open at 5:30, band begins at 6:00 Advance tickets are $25 per person, $30 at the gate and includes tented craft beer, drinks, food and entertainment. For more information and advanced ticket sales, go to or The Live Oak Grill at Minnesott Golf and Country Club. IDs will be checked at the gate. 

• Fairfield Harbour Arts & Crafts Bazaar

There will be a Fairfield Harbour Arts & Crafts Bazaar at the Community Center on Saturday, November 15th from 9 am until 2 pm. Please stop by to say hello to your neighbors and friends and get a head start on your Christmas shopping. Harbour artists and crafters will display and sell a wide assortment of handmade gifts for all occasions: jewelry, artwork, homemade soaps and handcreams, handmade accessories, holiday arrangements and decorations, pottery and MUCH more. 

Please mark Saturday, 11/15 on your calendar and plan on stopping and taking your time to shop, socialize and sit down and have a bite to eat; the breakfast proceeds go to Hospital Auxiliary and lunch will be donated to a local charity.


• PCHS Class of '64 Reunion

The Pamlico County High School Class of 1964 will hold their 50th Reunion at The Flame Restaurant on November 15 at 6pm. Please respond to Linda L. Caroon at 252-249-1808. 



• Relay for Life of Pamlico County 2015

Join us as we kickoff the 2015 Relay Season! Anyone interested in joining Relay for Life contact Erin Fox, Relay for Life Specialist at org or (252) 559-0026.


Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise, take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. 800-431-1754 or


Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals. 800-431-1754

• Pamlico Chorale Kicks Off 26th Season

The Pamlico Chorale will begin rehearsing for its 26th year of singing choral music on Monday, Sept. 8 at 7pm in the Oriental United Methodist Fellowship Hall. Started in the Old Theater in 1989 with 20 people that love singing and growing at one time to 75 members, the Chorale has provided music for the Spirit of Christmas, Spring Concerts, Croaker Festival, Thanksgiving and other special occasions. The only requirement of the group is that you have a little knowledge of music and a love for sharing it with other people. The Pamlico Arts Council has been a supporter of our group for years. We offer graduating seniors scholarships when they sing with us and have awarded ten scholarships so far. We hope to see new faces at our first rehearsal. For more information call 249-2475.


• Zumba Offered in Aurora

Zumba Classes with Bev Horvath are being held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:15 and 7:15 pm at the Aurora Community Center, Third Street, Aurora. Cost is $5 per class.


• PCHC Offers Market Spaces


The Pamlico County Heritage Center is offering spaces in its parking lot on Saturdays. The spaces are available to the public for a price of $20. Hours of operation are from 7am through 3pm. Spaces may be utilized for bake sales and yard sales only. No alcoholic beverages or drugs for illegal use are allowed. Contact Pat Prescott at (252) 745- 2239 for more information or to schedule a space.

• Aurora Farmers Market Open

Aurora/Richland Township Farmers Market is open Saturdays, 7:30 am - noon, at fossil festival field on Chapin and Third Streets across from water tower and police station. Come by and enjoy the morning with us. For more information, stop by the Chamber office open Tuesdays from 9 am until 1 pm. Leave a message at the chamber 252-322-4405, e-mail us or call Gail at 252-944-7868.