Greetings from Camp Albemarle!
Camp Albemarle is hosting the Bake-Off portion of the Chocolate Festival and would love for you to join us at Promise Land Market in MHC on February 4th at 6:00 pm. There will be hors-d'oeuvres, chances to taste some great desserts, a cash bar, and lots of fun! Please see the attached fliers: one is for baking participants and one is for attendees. We have Les Still, Alexis Cruz, and Kate Hussey from WCTI-12 and Tony Collins, NFL, as our celebrity judges and the fabulous Bill Connolly as our auctioneer. Please pass on to friends who might want to join us and/or participate in the Bake-Off. I look forward to seeing you there! All the information you need to enter or just be a part of the fun is on the attached flyers!
Hope to see you there!
Registration Form, & Tickets Click HERE
Empty Bowls Celebrated in New Bern!
The Empty Bowls event returns to New Bern for its 13th Year! In 2021, the popular event was curtailed because of COVID-19. This year’s Empty Bowls gathering will again be hosted by Temple Church, 1500 Kingdom Way, in New Bern. The date is Thursday, February 24, 2022, from 11:00 -1:00.
Empty Bowls is a partnership between Religious Community Services and Craven Arts Council and Gallery. The uplifting occasion unites businesses, religious and civic groups, professional and amateur potters, restaurants, and others, using collective energies to make a difference in the lives of others.
On Friday, January 14th a successful pre-event, the Potters Throwdown, was held at the Harrison Center on Middle Street. Several area potters strived to make 150 pots in three hours during this fun, ArtWalk stop.
Empty Bowls raises money for local stop-hunger and arts programming in Craven County by selling tickets. Ticketholders will receive their choice of one handcrafted bowl from hundreds donated by local potters. In the lunchroom, each Empty Bowls ticketholder receives their choice of two servings of soup made by local restaurants and community groups. Many look forward to renewing friendships at the enjoyable Empty Bowls mid-day event!
Tickets are $30.00 each and are available in advance at the Bank of the Arts ( 317 Middle Street), Mitchell’s Hardware (215 Craven Street), and Fuller’s Music (2310 Trent Road). “Will Call” tickets may be purchased by phone or online: 252-638-2577, or www.emptybowlsnewbern.org. Proceeds are used to promote arts in our community, and to feed hungry people in Craven, Jones, and Pamlico Counties.
The New Bern edition of Empty Bowls is one of the hundreds held across the nation. Begun in 1990 by Michigan art teacher, John Hartom, students served lunch to the school faculty, featuring pottery bowls they had made. Since then, Empty Bowls events have raised millions of dollars for local community hunger efforts. Thousands of artists have contributed to the signature pottery bowls.
Don’t miss out on a great New Bern event! Tickets are expected to sell out! In chilly February, come share the warmth of Empty Bowls – New Bern! - Thursday, February 24, 2022, from 11:00 -1:00.
An Evening to Celebrate Women Planned by Habitat for Humanity of Craven County
International Women’s Day will be celebrated by Habitat for Humanity of Craven County with a “Perceiving Strength” Tea & Fundraiser event on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Harrison Center on Middle Street. In addition to tea served in beautiful china teacups, and a selection of delicious pastries and finger sandwiches, a silent auction will offer an opportunity to bid on a variety of great items. The theme for this special benefit comes from Australian writer
G. D. Anderson wrote, “Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.”
Guest speakers during the evening will include Bethany Richards, founder of The Bike Box Project, and Amellia Jenkins, a Habitat homeowner currently working with Habitat on her own home. “My children need a base, a foundation to call home. A place to grow up, a room to call their own, their piece of peace. One of my biggest dreams was to be a homeowner and it has always been something very important to me,” said Ms. Jenkins.
International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. “Habitat for Humanity believes that every woman has the power to change the world,” said Catherine Campbell, Volunteer Coordinator for the Craven County affiliate. “This event is the first day of our Women Build Week, from Tuesday, March 8 through Saturday, March 12. We want to encourage women to volunteer and enjoy an opportunity to work on the home for Amellia Jenkins and her two children on Aycock Street in the Pembroke neighborhood,” explained Ms. Campbell. Volunteers for Women Build do not need any construction experience, but they will gain the confidence and skills to pound nails, raise walls, and create hope for another family in our community. Women can work all day or for only part of the day, any day during the week.
Tickets for the “Perceiving Strength” benefit event are $25 per person, or $200 for a table of 8 guests, and can be purchased by contacting Catherine Campbell at Habitat for Humanity at 252-633-9599, ext.104, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional donations, or Regrets with a donation, are always welcome. Volunteers can also sign up for any day of Women Build Week with Catherine with the same contact information.
Donations of Teacups and Saucers Needed
Habitat for Humanity of Craven County is hosting a Women's Tea Fundraiser for International Women's Day on March 8, 2022. Currently, they are looking for donations of teacups, saucers, teapots, and tiered trays. Before donating, please check your items for chips and cracks; cups and saucers do not have to be matching. Donations can be dropped off Wednesday-Saturday from 9:00 am-5:00 pm at their ReStore located at 930 Pollock Street. For questions about donations, please reach out to Volunteer Coordinator, Catherine Campbell, at email@example.com or (252) 633-9599, ext. 104. A small donation like this can help build homes, communities, and hope in big ways!
Programs & Events we support
Coastal Women's Shelter
Religious Community Services (RCS)
New Hope Village
Habitat for Humanity
Interfaith Refugee Ministries
Relay for Life
Arts to End Genocide (ATEG)
*February 4 Bake Off Fund Raiser for Camp Albemarle
*February 24 Empty Bowls
*March 8 International Women's Day Habitat for Humanity Tea
PO Box 1069
New Bern, NC 28563-1069
PO Box 1069
New Bern, NC 28563-1069