Blood Drive

When tragedy strikes, it’s the blood already on the shelves that matters most. Why? Because donations made through the American Red Cross take up to three days to be tested and processed before they are available for use by patients. That means a trauma victim who suffered life-threatening injuries may be saved in part thanks to a blood donation made by a college student the previous week, or an office manager the previous month. The donation may even come from you.

Red Cross volunteer donors come from all backgrounds and all walks of life, but what they have in common is the desire to help. That patient may never know who provided the blood that helped save her life, but she’ll undoubtedly be grateful forever.

Plus, you could win something awesome! Come to give blood during the month of October and you’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win one of five $500 gift cards redeemable at hundreds of merchants, courtesy of Tango Card.*

A blood donation only takes about an hour. Will you give more life?

Blood Drive
Thursday, October 24th
Carolina Colours
9:00 am – 3:00 pm



Fall Pickleball Challenge – October 26, 2019

Hello neighbors,

We are organizing a Fall Pickleball Challenge for Saturday, Oct. 26th at 9:00am with a rain date of Sunday, Oct. 27th.  The format will be the same as our tournament in May.  There will be prizes for the top 4 finishers!!!

Due to court space and time constraints, we are limited to 20 players, but will put additional interested players on a sub list in case anyone needs to drop out.  So, the first 20 people to sign up will be guaranteed a spot.

Please respond to me at no later than September 3rd if you are interested in participating in this FUN event.

In the meantime, if you are interested in learning more about the game of Pickle Ball we will be holding a beginner pickleball clinic on a Saturday in the fall…date TBD.

See you on the courts!

Annmarie Penvose and Rick Meyers


Halloween Parade 2019


Religious Services Community Food Pantry Collection

With the holiday season quickly approaching, the Carolina Colours Social Committee would like to conduct a food drive for the New Bern Religious Community Services (RCS) food pantry.
Food will be collected the month of November at the Carolina Colours Sales Office. RCS is in need of canned and boxed items to distribute to those requiring assistance during the holidays.
You can help us with this worthy cause by donating any of the items listed below.

Boxed cereal (hot or cold)
Canned vegetables (peas, green beans, carrots, corn, etc.)
Spaghetti O’s canned
Canned spaghetti sauce
Ramen noodles
Canned soups
Packaged rice (1-pound bags, rice a roni)
Packaged instant mashed or au gratin potatoes
Packaged stuffing, hamburger helper
Canned fruit or applesauce
Plastic containers of peanut butter and jelly

If you would rather make a monetary donation, you may make your checks out to:-
Religious Community Services.  Please write “For Pantry Food items” at the bottom of your check.
There will be a large box for food items and a separate box for checks.  Please put checks into an envelope before dropping into the box.

Thank you in advance for your assistance with this initiative.
The Carolina Colours Social Committee


Employee Christmas Fund 2019


Carolina Colours Craft Show

Get a head start on your Christmas shopping. Come to the Carolina Colours holiday handcraft show on Friday, November 15, from 4:30 to 6:30, conveniently timed to coincide with Happy Hour. It will be held in the Neuse room of the Pavilion. You can choose among a variety of unique items made by the following Carolina Colours residents:

Marilyn Biers and Claudia Zink–knitted scarves
Sam and Mary Ann Coxson–wire-wrapped pendants and quilted items
Kathy Emerson–jewelry made of gemstones, pearls, and beads
Robbie Rubala–paper crafted items and cards
Deirdre Kiernan- who has two children’s books

Please note: Pay the sellers directly for all your purchases; nothing can be charged to the Carolina Colours Association.