Nicholas Sparks welcomes his celebrity guests to the New Bern preview of his latest movie, “The Lucky One”.

The preview will be held Friday, April 20th at 9 p.m.

Celebrities are being welcomed to mingle with fans during events such as a family fun night, celebrity golf tournament and a 5K run.

Among the celebrities attending are Drew Brees, quarterback of the New Orleans Saints and Kellie Pickler, an American country music artist.

One Tree Hill stars James Lafferty, Stephen Colletti, Robert Buckley and Bethany Joy Lenz are also invited.

Stephanie Abrmas and Jim Cantore, both with The Weather Channel are also on the guest list.

Justin Watts and Rashad McCants, both UNC Tarheels, are also on the list.

Other names you might recognize: Hill Harper, Jake T. Austin, Dan Jansen, Billy Mills, Josh Henderson, Karen Jenson, TJ Yates, Jay Harris, Hannah Storm, Miara Walsh, Shane Tallant, Carl Michael, Chelsea Colley, Sean Fisher.

Sparks will screen the new Warner Bros. movie starring Zac Efron, “The Lucky One,” based on the Nicholas Sparks novel.

Celebrities will arrive for the special screening of “The Lucky One” at 8 p.m. Friday at the New Bern Civic Theater.

On Saturday, a celebrity golf tournament will be held at New Bern Golf and Country Club beginning at 9:30 a.m.

On Sunday, a 5K race and mile fun run will take place at New Bern High School. It will begin at 9 a.m.

A brunch will be held at Spark’s home Sunday. Tickets are $1,250.Tickets for all events through the Nicholas Sparks Celebrity Family Weekend can be purchased in person at the Pepsi Store on Middle Street or at the New Bern Convention Center on South Front Street.

The weekend’s proceeds will benefit the Nicolas Sparks Foundation.


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