Here are some things NCMS employees, members, and the general public are talking about this week!

It is Hurricane Season (sort of, we’re talking about the hockey team)!

(photo: Carolina Hurricanes)

After Jester Fast Scored an OT winner, the Canes have a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Next up the Canes head to Brooklyn to take on the New York Islanders again on Friday and Sunday.  You can catch the Friday game at 7:00pm on TBS and the Sunday game at 1:00pm on TNT.

All you need to know about the Carolina Hurricanes is here.


Get Ready Charlotte! The African American Festival is this weekend

It is a celebration of the rich heritage and accomplishments of African-Americans. The festival will be held April 22nd and 23rd 2023 in the historic Brooklyn Village at 710 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina.

The festival will include exhibits, musical performances, art, literature, food, dancers, drummers, a pageant, speakers, vendors, and special awards and recognitions. Proceeds raised by the festival will support educational and cultural programs.

All you need to know to attend is here.


Saturday is Earth Day!

It will be a great day to visit Winston-Salem (and fun for the whole family) at the 18th Annual Earth Day Fair!  It is the biggest Earth Day celebration and one-day environmental education event in the state.  Learn about container gardening, raising chickens, get the buzz on bees, and learn if an electric car is right for you.

For a full list of activities and when to attend click here.


Look!  Up in the sky!

OBX Statewide Star Party is Friday at Dowdy Park in Nags Head.  The event organizers will set up telescopes and have lots of interactive lessons on all things night sky whether it is clear or cloudy.

How to check out the night sky is all here.


“It was a brave man who first ate an oyster!” – unknown (but definitely true)

(photo: Epic Excursions)

Oyster Farm Tours and Tastings begin at Wrightsville Beach.  Join Epic Excursions and Middle Sound Mariculture for a visit to a local oyster farm, and then sample freshly shucked oysters that were just harvested surrounded by the natural beauty of Masonboro Island.

How to learn a bit and toss back some salty goodness is here.


That is a sampling of things happening across the state.  If you know of something wonderful happening and would like us to mention it contact [email protected] .