Aquarium’s Trick or Treat Under the Sea Oct. 29 & 30

NC Aquarium, Pine Knoll Shores

w nca-pks TOTUS shark w bag 500pThe North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores offers a bewitching evening of sweets and treats with the annual Trick or Treat Under the Sea, aka TOTUS, on the evenings of Wednesday, Oct. 29 and Thursday, Oct. 30.

Trick-or-treating headlines each night, as little ghosts, goblins, creatures and characters load up on goodies at decorated booths sponsored by local businesses. Also on the fun agenda: underwater pumpkin carving demonstrations, otters playing with jack o’ lanterns, face-painting and other Halloween hi-jinks with an aquatic twist. For the bolder bunch: See the dinosaurs after dark – if you dare.

Ticket sales at the door are 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. each night; $11 per person; $9.90 for members; ages 2 and under are admitted free.

Daily admission tickets, receipts and passes do not apply for this special event. Regular admission ends at 1 p.m. each day of the event.

Enjoy big Dino Discount Nov. 1-7!

w nca-pks adult chasmosaurus 2The dinosaurs at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores have delayed their destiny – extinction – through Nov. 11! See them up close and hear them roar any day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. From Nov. 1 through Nov. 7, bring a little person with you for Dino Discount Days. Pay for one adult admission and an accompanying child ages 3-12 gets in free. Also watch for dino-mite deals on dinosaur gear in the Gift Shop through Nov. 11.

Dinosaur Adventure turns the Aquarium’s Marsh Boardwalk into a time machine. Step outside and travel back millions of years to meet these strange creatures that roamed the Earth during the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods.

The fierce allosaurus, the long-necked apatosaurus, the fast and agile coelophysis, the ostrich-like citipati and other bygone beasts seemingly come to life among the trees and plants surrounding them. Watch out for the dilophosauruses –they spit.Dinosaur Adventure features 11 realistic, large-scale animatronic creatures representing seven species that move and call. Don’t miss the photo ops: a Tyrannosaurus rex out front, a baby T. rex near the waterfall and a dinosaur nest with eggs just before you enter Dinosaur Adventure.

nca-pks dino after dark scarierThe dinosaur exhibit has been enormously popular with summer visitors at the Aquarium. The fall extension gives more local and regional residents a chance to enjoy the experience. The dinosaurs also will add a new element to the Aquarium’s Halloween event for kids, Trick Or Treat Under the Sea, this year on Oct. 29 and 30.

Dinosaur Adventure is open the same hours as the Aquarium – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.Dinosaur Adventure features creations by Billings Productions. The exhibit is sponsored in part by Mary Katherine Lawrence.

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Trinity Center Needs Help on MLK Day!

Please come help us save Sanders Point!

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Trinity Center’s Sound to Sea Environmental Education program is partnering up with the North Carolina Coastal Federation to restore the salt marsh.

SP1When: MONDAY  January 20, 2014 at 1:00 pm  

Where: TRINITY CENTER

 618 Salter Path Road (Hwy 58) Pine Knoll Shores

What to Bring:

Work clothes and closed-toe shoes, water bottle,

work gloves, galoshes or rain boots if you have them.

Please call if you have questions:

Call 252-247-5600 ext 16

On Sound to Sea’s Facebook page

Email:  mdinneen@trinityctr.com

Trinity Center plans to558034_10151601612978304_898826670_n restore the salt marsh at Sanders Point,

a part of the conference center near and dear to the hearts of many who come here.  Human and natural activities have eroded away the marsh that acts as a natural barrier in front of Sanders Point.   Sound to Sea staff and volunteers have been bagging oyster shells  in preparation for an oyster sill that will be installed at Sanders Point. The sill will slow down waves that have been pulling soil away from the marsh.  As those waves slow, they will drop sediment suspended in the water,  building the marsh back up.  The oyster sill will also be habitat for new oysters to grow on and hopefully provide shelter for many other small sound inhabitants.

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Trinity Center Needs Help on MLK Day!

Please come help us save Sanders Point!

SP4

Trinity Center’s Sound to Sea Environmental Education program is partnering up with the North Carolina Coastal Federation to restore the salt marsh.

SP1When: MONDAY  January 20, 2014 at 1:00 pm  

Where: TRINITY CENTER

 618 Salter Path Road (Hwy 58) Pine Knoll Shores

What to Bring:

Work clothes and closed-toe shoes, water bottle,

work gloves, galoshes or rain boots if you have them.

Please call if you have questions:

Call 252-247-5600 ext 16

On Sound to Sea’s Facebook page

Email:  mdinneen@trinityctr.com

Trinity Center plans to558034_10151601612978304_898826670_n restore the salt marsh at Sanders Point,

a part of the conference center near and dear to the hearts of many who come here.  Human and natural activities have eroded away the marsh that acts as a natural barrier in front of Sanders Point.   Sound to Sea staff and volunteers have been bagging oyster shells  in preparation for an oyster sill that will be installed at Sanders Point. The sill will slow down waves that have been pulling soil away from the marsh.  As those waves slow, they will drop sediment suspended in the water,  building the marsh back up.  The oyster sill will also be habitat for new oysters to grow on and hopefully provide shelter for many other small sound inhabitants.

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Join us for the 12th Annual Carolina Chocolate Festival!

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The Carolina Chocolate Festival Schedule of Events 

What goes better together than Chocolate and Charity?  

Attend the 12th Annual Carolina Chocolate Festival and benefit local charities.  Events begin with Mexicocoa at the Train Depot, Morehead City, on January 18th from 5:00-7:00 pm, showcasing a variety of chocolate dishes and beverages from the birthplace of chocolate!

Spend a “Week of Chocolate” Monday, January 26th, through Friday, January 31st, visiting participating restaurants and sampling the Chocolate Specialty of the Day.

Enjoy Festival Weekend at the Chrystal Coast Civic Center and Carteret Community College January 31st through February 2nd.  Take part in Chocolate Bake-offs, the Chocolate Spa, Door Prizes, Eating Contests, Cakewalks and wall-to-wall chocolate from Chocolate Vendors. Run off all those extra calories in the Cocoa 5K Run!

Don’t want to drive back to New Bern, Jacksonville, or Greenville after you’ve had your fill of chocolate?  Take advantage of our winter rates for a family staycation* and combat the winter blahs with Chocolate, Charity, and Trinity!

*Individual bookings have limited availability and are on a first come, first serve basis.  

For inquiries please call toll free 888-874-6287.

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Sound Healing Concert tonight!

You are invited to experience a Sound Healing Concert with the Metal Himalayan & Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls and the powerful Gongs.       Friday, March 1, 2013.

Rest, Recharge and Raise your Vibrations with the relaxing tones of the Bowls and Gongs.

As the soothing tones flow thru all the senses, reconnect with a deep state of peace and calm as the spirit attunes to it’s natural frequencies.

FRIDAY night
March 1, 2013
6:30 pm
Yoga for You studio in the Lowes Food Shopping Center in Morehead City, NC  (252-247-9642)

$15.00 payable at the door.

I encourage you to bring a blanket, yoga mat or any item to make yourself comfortable while sitting or lying on the floor with the Bowls.
Chairs available for those who need them.

Please share this information and pass this on to anyone who may be interested in attending.

I look forward to seeing you and riding the waves of sound together.
with appreciation and love,
Bright Walker

http://www.brightsingingbowls.com

Trinity Center’s Environmental Education Day Camp open for registration!

Summer Sound to Sea Day Camp:

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This summer, youth will explore the habitats on Trinity Center’s 62-acre property. They use dip nets in the sound and pond to find out more about the biology of the various creatures that creep, swim and crawl on the barrier island.  The campers then have the opportunity for a closer look, as we keep some of the marine organisms found in the sound in our on-site aquariums.

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The campers also have the chance to explore the maritime forest and learn about the animals that live among the cedars, live oaks and pines. In the afternoon, campers use items they have collected on the trails to create all kinds of art and music. And last, no beach camp would be complete without some time on the sand.  So each camp day finishes with water time either on the beach or at the pool, to reset and think about the day’s activities.

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Trinity Center’s Sound to Sea staff includes qualified teaching personnel with college degrees in related fields such as biology, chemistry, education, marine science and botany. 

Sound to Sea Day Camp is traditionally offered to campers in rising 1st – 6th grade and runs Monday – Friday from 9am to 4pm. Choose from four different themes and explore all of our barrier island habitats each week in a new exciting ways. Campers may join us for up to three weeks every summer.

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What’s new this year? Due to popular demand we have created a half day camp just for rising Kindergarten campers and offering an ALL STARS session for campers who are graduates of the Sound to Sea day camp. ALL STARS Program will run for campers who are in rising 7-9th grade. They will enjoy all of the things they remember about Summer Sound to Sea; however we will take the fun with science up a notch!

For more information please visit our website by clicking HERE or call Trinity Center direct at 1-888-874-6287 for dates and prices.

 

 

Celebrating Charity & Chocolate Together!

Trinity Center loves supporting our community here on the Crystal Coast and just could not let this one go by without passing along the upcoming 11th Annual Carolina Chocolate Festival celebration to you! All proceeds will go to local charities who have helped organize it.
We hope to see you there!
Chocolate festival date
Click HERE for advanced tickets!
About CAROLINA CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL
 
Celebrating Charity and Chocolate for Two Months !!
 
The Chocolate Festival was created by the late John Green, who envisioned non-profit groups working together, hand-in-hand, to organize an event as partners, and in turn reap the benefits. Proceeds from the 2013 Festival will support Carteret County Domestic Violence, Carteret County 4H, White Oak Church Youth Ministries, the Beaufort Woman’s Club, Beaufort Sister Cities, Carteret General Hospital Volunteers, and Second Blessings Community Outreach Ministry. During the last ten years over $350,000 has been given to designated charities. “Thanks to the chocolate lovers who attend our Festival and other events, we are able to support the Carteret County charities who work hard all year long to help us present a quality event.” commented Judy Hailey, Executive Director
 
The “Main” Chocolate Festival features chocolatier vendors from North Carolina and as far away as Tennessee and Virginia, the festival provides lovers of mankind’s best-loved dessert – chocolate! From chocolate diamonds and pearls, chocolate cakes and tortes to chocolate bars, truffles, fudge and sugar free chocolates, chocolate popcorn and ice cream, and even chocolate cookbooks and chocolate wine- the event offers more than a sampling of everything chocolate. Other festival activities include the “Chocolate Pudding Contest” that goes on continually throughout the event, a “Cake Walk” showcasing the Chocolate Cupcakes and Cakes made available for purchase to all. The festival is scheduled from 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 2nd and from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Sunday, Feb.3rd at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City. Tickets are $8.00 for Adults, $2.00 for kids 5-12; children under 5 are admitted free. Active Duty Military personnel will be given free admission on Sunday with military I.D.
 
As the 11th Annual Carolina Chocolate Festival grows, chocolate will be celebrated for two months instead of two days! “Why just celebrate chocolate for two days? There is so much too celebrate, so we’ve added Chocolate events in January and February!” exclaimed Marlene Green, who’s husband started this event 11 years ago in Morehead City, North Carolina at the Crystal Coast Civic Center.
 
New for 2013 there will be, several events celebrated in January to precede the Festival on February 2-3. The new addition of events are MexiCococo on January 19, Choco Sunday Brunch on January 27 along with a Chocolate 5k Run in the early morning hours on February 2 to open the Festival !
 
The Carolina Chocolate Festival will be providing a $1000 scholarship to a deserving high school senior in Carteret County with plans to attend the Carteret Community College. The scholarship is based on financial, academic need. The winner will be announced on Saturday, February 2nd during the Festival.
 
So get your tickets NOW to delight in the magic of CHOCOLATE !