Eight ways to have fun this weekend.
1. Learn more about bees
The Neuse Regional Beekeepers and Lenoir County Cooperative Extension Service are holding a basic Beekeeping Class on Saturdays, Feb. 4-25, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Lenoir County Cooperative Extension’s temporary office located at 327 N. Queen St. The cost is $60 and includes textbook and membership in the NC State Beekeepers and Neuse Regional Beekeepers. To pre-register this weekend, call 252-527-2191.
2. 16th Annual African Cultural Celebration at the NC History Museum in Raleigh: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 28, Walmart supercenter, 4101 W. Vernon Ave., Kinston. A bus trip to the celebration is sponsored by The African American Heritage Commission of Kinston & Lenoir County. The bus to this free fun filled day loads at 7:30 a.m. at the Wal-mart Super Store on Vernon Avenue. The road trip is $25. Information and tickets may be obtained by contacting members of the commission at 252-523-9134, 252-521-4980 or 252-522-3172.
3. Reverse drawing
Lenoir County Historical Association is conducting a Reverse Drawing fundraiser at the Woodmen Community Center, located at 2602 W. Vernon Ave., on Friday and will award $1,000 cash to the winner. Cash prizes will also be awarded for the 1st, 50th, 100th, 150th, 200th, 250th 300th, and 350th ticket drawn. You do not have to be present to win. Tickets are $20 each and include a meal. To purchase tickets call Harmony Hall 252-522-0421; David Mooring 560-0399; or John Marston 361-8066. They can also be purchased at Harmony Hall or from any board member: Tonya Adams, Suzanne Bizzell, Cynda Briley, Elizabeth Chantry, Phil Decker, Earl Harper, Frances Herring, Sharon Kimrey, Luther Ledford, John Marston, Tommy Pressly, Reginald Stroud, JP Walters, Tom White, Brenda Woodley or Lorena Wyatt.
4. Have fun at work
There’s no rule against comedy in the cubicle. Friday is National Fun at Work Day. It’s a great reminder of the value of laughter and camaraderie in the workplace. You may do serious work, but you can still have fun. Decorate your workspace, prank a colleague, share a joke or plan a themed office celebration such as an ice cream sundae party.
5. Wear your pink
Pink Night Jones Senior High School vs. East Carteret High School Basketball Games are Wearing Pink Head-To-Toe to Help Support Jones County local Relay For Life. There will be a Cancer Survivors Recognition Ceremony . The event will have Raffles, Food, Fun and much more at the JSHS new gym at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Jones Senior High School, 1490 Highway 58 S., Trenton
6. Complete a crossword puzzle
Sunday is National Puzzle Day so break out a jigsaw, crossword or maze. There are tons of fun ways children and adults can celebrate this special day. Puzzle play is a great way to develop dexterity, hand-eye coordination and motor skills, and recent studies show that solving puzzles every day can reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases, improve cognitive function and ward off memory loss. Check out the puzzles in the Sunday edition of The Free Press.
7. Gamble and support education
Poker, black jack, roulette, and Texas Hold’em . . . enjoy them all at LCC’s Casino Night! Place your bets and hope that lady luck is on your side. It is an evening of fun, food, games, and more! Join us for our Fifth Annual Casino Night Friday as we raise money for the LCC Foundation Scholarship Program. For Tickets Visit https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/LenoirCommunityCollege/Casino.html. The event is 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Lenoir Community College, 231 N.C. 58 S., Kinston.
8. Watch the Pro Bowl
On Saturday, if you can’t bear to take break from football until Feb 5th’s Super Bowl LI, you can tune in to the The 2017 Pro Bowl. It’s the National Football League’s all-star game for the 2016 season and it will be televised on ESPN starting at 8 p.m. ET.