Thursday, Dec. 24:
Live Nativity at the Ocracoke United Methodist Church, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Christmas Eve service and Children’s Pageant, Ocracoke United Methodist Church 7 p.m.
Ocracoke Station open 4 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Variety Store open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 25
Ocracoke Station open 4 to 8:30 a.m.
Variety Store closed.
Sunday, Dec. 27:
Gaffer’s Sports Pub: Aaron Caswell Band, 9 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 28:
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Aaron Caswell and Jackie Willis, 6 to 9 p.m.
Gaffer’s Sports Pub: Matty Beggs Band, 9 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 29:
Gaffer’s Sports Pub: HI Poker League (free poker) 7 p.m.; Matty Beggs Band, 8 p.m.
Coyote Music Den, Community Square. Free music jams from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. hosted by Marcy Brenner and Lou Castro. All are welcome to play, sing or listen. Continues Tuesday nights through January.
Wednesday, Dec. 30:
10th Annual Oyster Roast, including steamed shrimp, fish stew and crab bisque provided by the non-profit Ocracoke Working Watermen’s Association. From 2 to 5 p.m. at the Fish House. Dessert and hot cider will follow starting at 3 p.m. in the Working Watermen’s Exhibit at the Community Square. Islanders and visitors are welcome to bring desserts to share.
Gaffer’s Sports Pub: Psylo Joe. 9 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 31:
Christmas Bird Count. Spend time on the island identifying and counting the many species on the island this time of the year. Click here for more details.
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Los Primos Latin music 7:30 to 9:50 p.m.
Gaffer’s Pub: New Year’s Eve party. Psylo Joe Masquerade Ball with champagne toast, balloon drop, raffles, door prizes and menu specials.
Tuesday, Jan. 5:
Ocracoke School basketball. The Dolphins take on the Plymouth Vikings. 4 p.m. Ocracoke School gym.
Gaffer’s Sports Pub: HI Poker League (free poker) 7 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 8:
Ocracoke School basketball. The Manteo Redskins visit. 4 p.m. Ocracoke School gym.
Friday, Jan. 22:
Ocracoke School basketball. Dolphins vs. the Perquimans Pirates. JV game starts at 4 p.m. varsity games follow.
Ocracoke School basketball. Dolphins vs. the Gates County Red Barons. Games start at 12:30 p.m.
Ocracoke Preservation Society’s Third Annual “Ocracoke Through Your Eyes” art auction, featuring small works by local artists. Wine-and-cheese reception 5 to 7 p.m.