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July Events Planned at the NC Maritime Museum in Beaufort | Entertainment

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Kayak through the salt marsh

July 1 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Discover the benefits of salt marshes on water. Basic kayaking instruction and shore safety lessons are followed by a two-mile paddle through the salt marsh. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants must know how to swim; some kayaking experience is recommended. $35 ($25 with own kayak). Pre-registration required before noon the day before. For more information or to register, call 252-504-7758 or visit ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com/events/.

Maritime Heritage Series: Cape Lookout Lighthouse

July 6, 11 a.m.

The museum’s associate curator, Benjamin Wunderly, will speak about the history of the light towers at Cape Lookout. The presentation will cover the original 1812 structure and the current 1859 tower, looking at some interesting events that happened throughout their existence. Come learn lesser-known facts about Carteret County’s iconic landmark. Free, no registration required. Attend in person in the museum auditorium or watch online via the museum’s Facebook page or Zoom. Subscribe to Zoom on ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com/sign-up-for-virtual-programs/.

Fish & Fishing

July 6-7, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Students entering Years 3 and 4 will learn about coastal fish and fishing methods during this two-day course. Rods, bait and tackle are provided for shore fishing. Students also use nets to capture and identify marine life in coastal waters. Pre-registration required. The cost is $90 per child. Call 252-504-7758 or visit ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com for more information or to register.

Life by the Sea I

July 7-8, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Students entering Years 1 and 2 will study the coastal marine life of mudflats, salt marshes and sounds on local islands in this two-day course. Field courses include the ferry ride, barrier island trek, and animal identification. The cost is $90 per child. Prior registration is required. Call 252-504-7758 or visit ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com for more information or to register.

Superb 4th race

July 7, 9 a.m.

Gathering of traditionally rigged sailing ships to celebrate the historic voyages that brought news of the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the Outer Banks. Boat registration required for participation. Free. Boats will gather at Taylors Creek between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Organized by the Traditional Small Craft Association, FoM Chapter. For more information, call (252) 728-1638 or visit maritimefriends.org.

Boat in a day class

July 9, 15 and 30; 9:30am-4:30pm

Each participating team assembles a kit prepared for a small, flat-bottomed plywood boat suitable for paddling in this course, held at the NC Maritime Museum at the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center in Beaufort. The boat is 12 feet long, 32 inches wide and weighs approximately 40 pounds. Each boat will be completed in a watertight condition and ready to be taken home for painting or varnishing. Teams are limited to a maximum of 4 people, at least one of whom must be of legal age. The minimum age is 8 years old. The course fee is $630 ($567 for Friends of the Museum). Class sizes are limited and pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call 252-504-7758.

Pirates!

From July 11 to 12, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Students entering Years 1 and 2 will work with their fearless captain to learn how pirates like Blackbeard lived. The pirate crew will set the rules of the ship and embark on a pirate-worthy hunt through the museum to locate hidden treasure. The cost is $90 per child. Prior registration is required. Call 252-504-7758 or visit ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com for more information or to register.

Merry Time for Tots Summer Science School

July 13, 9-10 a.m.

Children entering kindergarten are invited to learn a little more about our marine environment during Merry Time for Tots Summer Science School. The program includes history, observation of estuarine creatures and a related craft. The cost is $5 per child. Prior registration is required. Call 252-504-7758 or visit ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com for more information or to register.

Ocean Babies

July 14, 9 a.m.

The program, designed for infants (0-2 years) and their caregivers, includes maritime objects such as whale bones, shark teeth and pirate hats! This program, offered every other Thursday, is designed to give caregiver and infant the chance to bond, learn and socialize. Pre-registration required; $5 per participating child (Friends of the Museum $2). For more information or to register, call 252-504-7758 or visit ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com/events/.

Boats & Models

From July 18 to 19, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Students entering grades 3 and 4 will build a model sport fishing boat at the museum’s watercraft center. Museum exhibits and field trips will show the boats used for deep-sea fishing and some of the fish targeted by anglers aboard these uniquely designed vessels. The cost is $90 per child. Prior registration is required. Call 252-504-7758 or visit ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com for more information or to register.

Coastal Adventures

July 18 to 20, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Students in grades 7-10 will examine environmental conservation issues relevant to our region, such as marine debris and protected species. Through field observations and data collection at local nature reserves, students will learn how scientists and natural resource managers deal with conservation challenges. The cost is $120 per child. Prior registration is required. Call 252-504-7758 or visit ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com for more information or to register.

Maritime morning: “Wild Caught”

July 21, 1 p.m.

Join us in the museum auditorium at 1 p.m. July 21 for a free screening of “Wild Caught: The Life and Struggles of an American Fishing Town,” which chronicles the commercial fishermen of nearby Sneads Ferry and their struggles in industry. Selected films in the Maritime Matinee series engage visitors with topics related to the maritime history, culture, and natural environment of coastal North Carolina. Free, no registration required.

15th Annual Crab Cake Contest

July 22, 6 p.m.

Sample delicious crab cakes prepared by four volunteer guest chefs and vote for your favorite during this museum fundraiser at the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center. The event also has coleslaw

off-taste. Space is limited at this paid event. For more information or tickets, call (252) 728-1638 or visit maritimefriends.org.

Explore coastal habitats

July 26, 9am-12pm

Learn about the diverse plants and animals of the salt marsh and mudflats of the Rachel Carson Preserve. A guided hike will take you through the various habitats found on Town Marsh and Bird Shoal. The terrain will be sandy, muddy and wet. $20. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required before noon the day before. For more information or to register, call 252-504-7758 or visit ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com/events/.

Pirates!

From July 28 to 29, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Students entering Years 1 and 2 will work with their fearless captain to learn how pirates like Blackbeard lived. The pirate crew will set the rules of the ship and embark on a pirate-worthy hunt through the museum to locate hidden treasure. The cost is $90 per child. Prior registration is required. Call 252-504-7758 or visit ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com for more information or to register.