Beer & Baseball, June 1st

UPDATE! – TIME CHANGE DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND!! DAYTIME BAR HOPPING AND LEAVE KINSTON RIGHT AFTER THE GAME.

SIGN UP NOW FOR THE FINAL BEER & BASEBALL – JUNE 1ST.

BE AT BUS AT 10:30 AM TO CHECK IN AT THE PUBLIX PARKING LOT IN EMERALD ISLE. We will depart at 11:00 AM for downtown Kinston, with a stop at the rest area on Hwy 70 to pick up New Bern phriends, then roll on directly to the ball park. In downtown Kinston we can partake of our favorite beers or stroll around and check out the other local establishments. Or hop on the free shuttle to various bars and other historical sites in downtown Kinston. These bars love Parrot Heads and often include special drinks and/or appetizers.

WE WILL DEPART DOWNTOWN AT 2:45 PM AND HEAD TO BALLPARK. Ricky Lamb and the NO BAD DAYS Band will start the music at 3:00 pm. After the game, WE LOAD UP AND HEAD HOME!!!

Save the date and click here for tickets now for the FINAL EI Parrot Head BEER & BASEBALL Event June 1st !

We have reserved 2 big buses (55 seats each) for our trip to the Kinston Wood Ducks Game at Grainger Stadium and downtown Kinston.

Your $70 ticket will include the bus ride, game ticket, and a private party on the second floor at Mother Earth Pavilion. Also included will be a Cheeseburger / Hot Dog buffet and a Hawaiian print shirt!

Ricky Lamb and the NO BAD DAYS Band will start the music at 3:00 pm prior to the game at 5:00 pm. After the game, the bus loads up and heads home!

Ticket $70  ~  Game Only Ticket $25

Beach Bike Poker Run 2024

Have you been waiting for this? Save the date! Get out your bikes and your Jimmy Buffett gear and let’s party with a purpose!

Beach Bike Poker Run 2024

Saturday May 18 11:30 am ~ Emerald Club

FINS FOREVER! Let’s celebrate the life and love of Jimmy Buffett FINS UP!

 7 Phantastic Poker Stops:  
Gaffer’s
77 West
Shark’s Den
Growler
Bar 1957
Fish Hut Grill
Beachside Bar

Thank you!

NOTE: THIS IS A CASH ONLY EVENT

There will be a limited number of tee shirts available during registration at $20 each!

11:30 – 1:00 Registration @ E-Club
$20 Per Person to Ride
No Advance Registration

1:30 – 5:00 Time for Phun!
(21+ please)

  • Ride or Walk to 7 Stops
  • Get a Card at Each Stop
  • Best Hand Wins
  • 1st place – $300
  • 2nd place – $200
  • 3rd place – $100

1:00 ~ Bicycle Decor Contest

  • Dress up your bicycle and YOU!
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes for best decorated bikes and riders!

ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT

Phlash Phlocking – Storage Unit Help!

Phlash Phlocking! Phlash Phlocking!

Saturday May 11, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Hey Parrott Heads, we need some help! Our storage unit at Emerald Isle Self Storage needs organizing and cleaning out. Looking for some able bodied volunteers to come help sort through our treasures and organize our chaos.

Meet at 8926 Crew Drive at Emerald Isle Self Storage (Behind Caribsea). The storage unit is the first door, right behind the office. Park at Caribsea parking lot.

2ND FEEDING FRENZY MUSIC FEST, APRIL 27, 2024, THANKFUL WORDS FROM JAMES!

The day was blessed! There are so many folks to thank, so many that I can’t name them all.  However, I do want to take this opportunity to acknowledge my committee members who helped bring this event together from beginning to end! They are rock stars! First, there was my wife, Jan, who encouraged and coached me through the entire process. Then came Paul Musco, who shared the vision and allowed us to phlock in his beautiful water park! Moh Traini played my “second in charge,” and put up with me without jail time! Allison, Mike McCarson, and daughter, Mikaela McCarson, collectively marketed the event, established its own website, posters, car decals, “duck” ducks, just to name a few! Cindy and Mike New provided our musicians with lodging and meals, and unbeatable hospitality. They all want to come back next year! George Martin provided and supervised the wine and beer products! Pam Corey and Donna Grady took charge of the local marketing of our event on our own media, newspapers, and radio stations!

I couldn’t have done it without our valued sponsors who graciously contributed their time and money to FFMF! Many of them have supported EIPHC for years and others joined them this year with enthusiasm and style! These people are the best of the best and work hard to support and make our community and surrounding area a better place to live! They are posted all over www.eitroprock.com as well as on our Facebook page. Please visit them often and thank them for their support. Thanks so much for your belief and trust in this project!

A huge “shout out” goes to GAFFER’S restaurant for feeding our VIP participants! They donated an array of delicious local seafood, wings, veggie trays, and more! Red and Ashley once again shared their compassion to “give back,” and revealed that Gaffer’s is one of the best restaurants in our neighborhood! Delish!

Forty-plus volunteers worked tirelessly and helped set up and take down the stage, tents, tables, and signage. They also oversaw bag checks, ID checks, registration, sell of admission tickets, drink tickets, water distribution, 50/50 tickets, and supervision of VIP section. I am also grateful to the representatives of Semper Fi & America’s Fund for coming and showing their support for the worthy cause they represent! Whew, I’m sure I left something out like emptying trash cans, sweeping and cleaning, and more; but it all was taken care of without asking!

Last, but certainly not least, I thank the talented and award-winning musicians who gave us a once-in-a-lifetime show! I don’t have enough words to describe how their music and performances lifted spirits, encouraged harmony and laughter, made us dance and sing a long, and brought awareness of the “TROP ROCK SOUND.” Lift your glasses and toast our new music family: Ricky Lamb and the Phin Addicts, Jonas Lorence Band, Tim Campbell and the Tropical Attitudes, Erica “Sunshine” Lee, Brad Brewer, Scott Nickerson, and Quentin Leverich! The members of each band were so talented and played alongside each other and everyone on stage. It all blended in the most unbelievable way! It was phenomenal! Loved it!

Okay, I have kept your attention long enough, but wanted to remind you just how good FFMF was and that I am counting on seeing you again next year, same weekend, and same place! In the words of our Leader, “Bubbles Up and Have Fun!” James Hicks (Bubba)

APRIL 5 PHLOCKING, 7 PM, EMERALD CLUB

Join us at our April phlocking to recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Dress in BLUE to stand in solidarity with child abuse prevention efforts across the nation. 

This month our fundraising will support the One Place Child Advocacy Center, a local 501c3 nonprofit that provides specialized evaluations for children who have been sexually and/or physically abused. Services include comprehensive medical evaluations, forensic interviews, advocacy, mental health therapy, education and resources, all under one roof and provided by a supportive multidisciplinary team of highly trained professionals.  All services to child victims and their supportive parents/caregivers are without cost to them. At the phlocking, we will distribute blue ribbons and share information about these important services. To learn more about One Place:

www.oneplaceonslow.org

 

FEEDING FRENZY MUSIC FEST UPDATE

UPDATE FOR FEEDING FRENZY MUSIC FEST
CUTOFF DATE FOR T-SHIRTS: MARCH 30, 2024, 5 PM
CUTOFF DATE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION: APRIL 25, 2024, 5 PM
Have you bought your tickets and t-shirts for the Feeding Frenzy Music Fest on April 27th? $30 admission tickets are presently available online! $40 at event! T-shirts are available only online for $20 and none at event! DON’T WAIT TOO LATE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE OFFERS. Be sure to check out www.eitroprock.com for all information relative to this epic event, including purchase of t-shirts and tickets.