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Thursday, 10 November 2016 10:30am

Ashton Applewhite (Community Awareness Program) (click here to go to her website)

10:30am (doors open at 9:45am)


Coral Bay Club, Atlantic Beach, NC


World Class Escoffier Chef Anthony Garrett will prepare lunch

10:30am (doors open at 9:45am)

Topic: ThThis Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism

Chairman:  John Clarke 252-515-0887 or you may send a check by 6 November to reserve to

Carteret Arts Forum
P. O. Box 462 
Morehead City, NC 28557

Cash ONLY Bar 

Below, you will find a list of the programs in the 2016-2017 Subscription Series. 


Sunday, December 11, 2016

Conrad Miller (Gospel music) (Go  to his website)

With the Crystal Coast Choir (travel now to their website)

Carteret Community Theater, Morehead City, NC

4:00 pm

Chairman:  John Clarke

Sunday, January 29, 2017 

Lopez-Tabor Violin and Piano Duo (click the link to read more)

The History Place, Morehead City, NC

4:00 pm

Chairman:  Bob Dickson and Debbie Laughinghouse


Tuesday, May 2, 2017- 

Godfrey Chesire (film critic) Click on his name to read more about him.

Coral Bay Club, Atlantic Beach NC

10:30 am

Lunch following (Reservations are Required)

Chairman:  Elaine Tempel and Moni Bottlinger

Cash Bar


June 25, 2017 – Sunday

Brian Ernstes Tenor and Gay Willis Soprano

Read more about Brian HERE

For more on Gay Willis, click HERE

Carteret Community Theater, Morehead City, NC

4:00 pm

Chairman: Tim Bradford

Questions?  Email us at or call Peggy Brown at (252) 764-0186

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Carteret Arts Forum Presents Ashton Applewhite

At 10:30 AM Thursday, November 10, 2016, at the Coral Bay Club in Atlantic Beach, the Carteret Arts Forum will present author and blogger, Ashton Applewhite. Ms. Applewhite will share humorous stories on aging and why it should be embraced. After all, we can’t revert to a younger time as much as we may wish to do that. Aging is a natural, lifelong, powerful process which shouldn’t be feared. Ms. Applewhite is the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism. She was included in a list of 100 inspiring women in 2015 with other notable activists.

Tickets are available for $25 each at our website,, or by mailing your check in advance of 6 November to:

Carteret Arts Forum
P. O. Box 462
Morehead City, NC 28557

For questions, call program chair, John Clarke, at 252-515-0887 or email at

This community service program is separate and not part of our subscription series.

The ticket price includes a lunch prepared by Escoffier Chef Anthony Garrett.

In order to prepare appropriately for the lunch, you must make a reservation by end of day, November 6th.  Doors will open at 9:45 and a CASH ONLY bar is available too.

Mission Statement

The mission of Carteret Arts Forum is to bring enriching cultural experiences to Carteret County and surrounding areas.

Organization Statement

Carteret Arts Forum was founded in 1999 as a volunteer, non-profit organization for the benefit of Carteret County and surrounding areas.  It strives to promote and educate through the cultural arts.  Carteret Arts Forum makes a special effort to include area students and may support monetarily selected local arts endeavors and events.  Yearly subscriptions are available to the public.

Donations to Carteret Arts Forum

If you would like to make a financial contribution to our non-profit organization, you can do so here or by sending in a check to our post office box (P. O. Box 462, Morehead City, NC 28557). Your contribution will help us achieve our goal of bringing enriching cultural experiences to Carteret County and surrounding areas.

Your tax deductible donation is greatly appreciated and your name(s) will be listed in our programs.

Carteret Arts Forum strives to bring educational, entertaining, and quality programs to our subscribers and our outreach program audiences. We make a special effort to include area students by offering discount subscription rates to them and bringing programs into the schools when appropriate, allowing access to those whom might not otherwise have that exposure.  As a non-profit volunteer organization, we depend on donations such as yours to support our work.

People such as you, who care about good quality cultural entertainment, make it a reality for our county.  You can also like us or follow us on Facebook.  Your assistance will ensure our 2015-2016 season will be a success.

Carteret Arts Forum is a 501(c))(3) non-profit organization and your contribution is tax deductible.  No goods or services are provided to the tax payer in consideration for their contributions.


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