Seagulls gather on the north end of Ocracoke. Teams of birders will be on Ocracoke Dec. 31 to count all of the bird species on the island in the annual Christmas Bird Count. Portsmouth birds will be counted Jan. 1. Photo: C. Leinbach

Updated Dec. 28, 2016

Wednesday, Dec. 28

Zillie’s Island Pantry, Holiday Wine Tasting, 6 p.m.

Gaffer’s: Gaffer’s: Open mic, 9 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 29

Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Barefoot Wade, 7 p.m.

Ocracoke Station: Dueling Chefs Cookoff. Cooking by two local chefs from 7 to 9:30 p.m.; peoples’ choice judging and tasting from 9:35 to 10:30 p.m.; $10 donation to judge/taste. Donation proceeds to benefit WOVV & Ocracoke Vol. Fire Dept.

Live Music by Caswell and Co. 8pm

Friday, Dec. 30

OWWA Oyster Roast, 2 to 5 p.m. Ocracoke Seafood Co. Desserts from 3 to 5 p.m. at Ocracoke Working Watermen exhibit in Community Square.

Zillie’s Island Pantry, Holiday Wine Tasting, 6 p.m.

Gaffer’s:  Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, 7 p.m.; Psylo Joe, 9 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 31

Ocracoke Oyster Co.: New Year’s Eve Party, Bryan Mayer Band

Gaffer’s: New Year’s Eve party, 9 p.m.

Ocracoke Bar & Grille: New Year’s Eve party. $200 prize awarded at midnight for best hat.

Saturday, Dec. 31, and Sunday, Jan. 1

Christmas Bird Count: Ocracoke, Dec. 31; Portsmouth, Jan. 1. (dates changed due to expected windy weather on Dec. 30)




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