Hop into the Gardens to Begin Your Eastertide

By on March 8, 2023

Eggs are the center of attention in a challenging balancing act. Join the gardens on April 8 for this springtime tradition.

Elizabethan Garden

Weather Update: The event is still being held on Saturday. Please dress for forecasted spring showers! 

The Elizabethan Gardens’ annual “Eastertide in the Gardens” will be held on Saturday, April 8th from 10am to 2pm. Picture-perfect spring blooms, green grass and hundreds of Easter eggs set the stage for this fun-filled family event.

“It’s a classic event with the beauty of the Gardens in the spring as the backdrop,” says Gardens’ Executive Director Theresa Armendarez. “Guests may follow a map of the Gardens’ paths to gather eggs at designated ‘egg stations’ and enjoy live music, games and vendors on the Great Lawn.” Egg races and Easter bonnet contests – grouped by age for kids and adults – will be a highlight of the day.

Standard admission applies: Adults $12 (Ages 18 and older); Youth $8 (Ages 6 to 17); Child $4 (Ages 3 to 5); Child Free (2 and under); Dog $5. All guests – members and not-yet-members – are encouraged to purchase online tickets in advance to this often-sold-out event. Oak Circle Gardens members may select this spring event to receive eight free passes. Tickets and additional information are available online at elizabethangardens.org.

Participating vendors include Stag’s Soulshine Kitchen Food Truck, Mr. Buddy, Children’s Facepainting by Ms. Sheila, Abbi’s Teas & Things, The Elizabethan Gardens’ Royal Exchange Gifts & Plants and live music by Phil Watson and Sam on Sax.


Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at https://app.buildingconnected.com/public/54da832ce3edb5050017438b for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at mterrell@barnhillcontracting.com or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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