Local events

Check out local events each week in "What's Happenin' Carolina" 

North Pole Party

Thursday, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Come out to the New River Library on Marine Corps Air Station New River for the North Pole Party. Experience the festivity of the holidays with story times, crafts and refreshments. This event is free and open to authorized patrons. For more information, call 449-6715.

Holiday Pops- North Carolina Symphony

Thursday, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Join the North Carolina Symphony for a holiday celebration with symphonic arrangements of holiday classics including music from Miracle on 34th Street, The Polar Express, White Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and a sing-a-long. Tickets are available online at ncsymphony.org, by phone at 877-627-6724 or 455-9840, or in person at The Daily News or the Jacksonville Council for the Arts.

Wreaths Across America

Saturday, 12 p.m - 5 p.m.

Wreaths Across America honors fallen heroes across the country to remember those service members for their sacrifices and lays wreaths in their honor. This event is open to the public and will take place at the Coastal Carolina Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville. Call 548-8439 for more information.

Holiday Concert

Saturday, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Celebrate the season with the sound of holiday music at the annual Holiday Concert featuring the 2nd Marine Division Band. Listen to classic holiday music, orchestral masterpieces, unique 2nd Marine Division Band arrangements of old favorites and sing-a-longs to Yuletide tunes. This event is free and open to all authorized patrons and their guests. For more information, call 451-2785.

Free Movie - Muppets Christmas Carol, PG

Dec. 21, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Come to the Tarawa Terrace Community Center on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune for a free family movie night featuring the Muppets Christmas Carol. Refreshments will be provided. This event is open to all authorized patrons. For more information, call 450-1807.