Glorious sunsets are part of the Ocracoke experience for locals and visitors alike. Photo: C. Leinbach

Information updated 5/18/2017

Tuesday, May 16

Ocracoke Community Center: Hyde County Emergency Services Department will issue re-entry permits for new residents from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. See story here.

Hyde County Board of Education has called a policy work session meeting at 5 p.m. to review and accept a bid for the Ocracoke School floor project and personnel matters. Information Highway rooms at Mattamuskeet Early College High School, 20392 US 264 Hwy, Swan Quarter, and Ocracoke School.

Berkley Manor, Zillie’s Beer dinner with chef Chris Johnson and Eduardo Chavez of Eduardo’s Tacos for a five-course chef’s tasting and beer dinner featuring brews from Lagunitas Brewing Company. 6 p.m.  For details and reservations on all events, visit, or call 252-928-9036.

Gaffer’s: Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 17
Berkley Manor: Meeting with the Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee which is conducting an evaluation of the NCDOT Ferry Division The purpose of the visit is to gain a better understanding of the operations of the NCDOT Ferry Division, and to identify issues for consideration in the evaluation. 1 to 2 p.m. Open to the public.

Ocracoke Community Center:  Hyde County Emergency Services Department will issue re-entry permits for new residents from 1 to 4 p.m.

Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Karaoke, 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 18

The Ocracoke School STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) Fair, school gym, 2 to 3 p.m.

Dajio Restaurant: Raygun Ruby, 80s music, 7 p.m.

Friday, May 19
Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 p.m.
Coyote Music Den: Playing your Ocracoke Memories, Martin Garrish, 7:30 p.m.
Gaffer’s: Eli Craig Band, 9 p.m.

Saturday, May 20

The Friends of Portsmouth Island  spring meeting,  NCCAT facility on the harbor 10 a.m. Open to the public.

Books to be Red: Book signing of the reprint of the late Ellen Cloud’s book, “Portsmouth the Way it Was.”  1 p.m.

The 1996 non-fiction classic tells the story of Portsmouth Island’s thriving seaport that turned into “the ghost village of the Outer Banks.”  The new edition features more pages, more photographs, a foreword by coastal writer Ray McAllister and a new hardcover binding.  Ellen Fulcher Cloud was involved in the early stages of the project to bring back her book but passed away in December. Her daughters assisted afterward and will sign the books.

Hands Across the Sand against offshore drilling rally, meet at Lifeguard Beach, 11:30 a.m.

Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 p.m.
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Martin Garrish, 7 p.m.
Gaffer’s: Eli Craig Band, 9 p.m.


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