Activities for your visit

Thanksgiving week events on Ocracoke

The smell of the holidays from newly arrived Christmas trees is prevalent on the Variety Store porch.

The smell of the holidays from newly arrived Christmas trees is prevalent on the Variety Store porch.

Lots happening on the island this week:

TODAY (Wednesday, Nov. 25):

UMW Annual Thanksgiving Bake Sale: At 1 p.m. at the Variety Store The bake sale starts at 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit the United Methodist Women.

Down Creek Gallery opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. for Melinda Fodrie Sutton showing new works in Down Creek Gallery. Refreshments and live music by Raygun Ruby.

Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Martin and friends 6:30 p.m.

Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally 7:30 to 9:50 p.m.

Thanksgiving Day:

The Ocracoke Assembly of God Church will host their annual Friends and Family Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner at 5 p.m. The church will provide turkey and meats; please bring a side dish or dessert. All are welcome. If you can, please RSVP to Pastor Ivey Belch (921-0021, or worship@ocracokeislandag.org).

Ocracoke Oyster Company (252-928-0020) is serving a Thanksgiving buffet from noon to 4 p.m. The full menu will also be available.

Gaffer’s Sports Pubs (252-928-3456) also is serving a full Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 6 p.m.

Jason’s will be closed Thanksgiving Day.

Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Authentic Latin Music 7:30 to 9:50 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 27

Roxy’s Antiques, 585 Irvin Garrish Hwy. (Spencer’s Mkt) 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open House on both Friday and Saturday.  Join us for some good cheer, music, fine libations, delicious hors-d’oeuvres and free gift wrapping for small stuff.

Books to be Red will host an “Adult Coloring Party” from 6 to p.m. The bookshop provides the pages to be colored with crayons or pencils and refreshments.

Ocracoke Alive Thanksgiving Fundraising Concert, 7:30 p.m. in the Ocracoke Community Center. Performers include Donald Davis, Gary & Fiddler Dave of Molasses Creek, Capt. Rob Temple, Sundae Horn, Jef the Mime, Scott Paulson & Barb Smith and more.  Proceeds go to support Ocracoke Alive’s programming in the community. The Magic Bean will provide drinks and goodies. Some pre-sale tickets are available online at www.ocracokealive.org and some will be available at the door. Tickets are $15 adults; $7 kids. 

Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Martin and friends 6:30 p.m.

Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Rando Musicians 7:30 to 9:50 p.m.

Gaffer’s: The Chit Nasty Band 9 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 28

Roxy’s Antiques, 585 Irvin Garrish Hwy. (Spencer’s Mkt) will host an Open House on both Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Good cheer, music, fine libations, delicious hors d’oeuvres and free gift wrapping for small stuff.

Holiday Open House at Books to Be Red. Sales and refreshments. 1 to 4 p.m.  

Zillie’s Annual Holiday Open House, Noon to 6 p.m. Complimentary spiced apple cider, hot mulled wine, holiday treats and secret surprise savings await during this festive afternoon.   

Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Martin and friends 6:30 p.m.

Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Authentic Latin Music 7:30 to 9:50 p.m.

Gaffer’s: The Chit Nasty Band 9 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 30

Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally 7:30 to 9:50 p.m.