Activities for your visit

Ocracoke events week of May 21 to 27

The Living Trees Messages of Hope art installation at the Magic Bean Coffee Bazaar is seeks volunteers from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday to install hundreds of strips of fabrics.
This photo from 2017 shows the Swan Quarter project last year. The Magic Bean yard will be similarly arrayed. Photo: C. Leinbach

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The summer season is upon Ocracoke Island and an increase in activities begins starting this week.

Monday, May 21
N.C. Works will present a job seekers forum Ocracoke Community Library, 225 Back Rd., 4 to 6 pm For more information, click here 
NC Ferry Division monthly meeting, 3 pm, Community Center
Ocracoke Waterways Commission meeting, 5:30 pm, Community Center
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally, 7 pm

Tuesday, May 22
Youth baseball: Nationals vs Marlins, 5 pm,  Angels at Orioles, 7 pm  Both games at Buxton
Coyote Music Den: Coyote Plus One with Danny Gotham, doors at 7:30 pm
Gaffer’s: Barryoke Karaoke and Dance Party, 9 pm

Wednesday, May 23
Coyote Music Den: Coyote Duo (Lou and Marcy), doors open 7:30 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kim France, 7 pm
Gaffer’s: Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, 7 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Karaoke, 8:30 pm

Thursday, May 24
Magic Bean Coffee Bazaar: Living Trees Messages of Hope art project, noon to 4 p.m. Volunteers needed to help with the hundreds of fabric strips. See story here.
Zillie’s: Wine tasting, 6 p.m. Purchase a ticket online; spaces limited. www.zillies.com
DAJIO: Raygun Ruby, 8 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally, 7 pm
Gaffer’s: The Derelicts of Grace, 8:30 pm

Friday, May 25
Magic Bean Coffee Bazaar: Living Trees Messages of Hope art project, noon to 4 p.m. Volunteers needed to help with the hundreds of fabric strips. See story here.
Zillie’s: Wine tasting, 6 p.m. Purchase a ticket online; spaces limited. www.zillies.com
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Mike Norris, 7 pm
Coyote Music Den: Martin Garrish & Friends “Playing Your Ocracoke Memories,” with Coyote and special guest, 8 pm (doors at 7:30)
Gaffer’s:  Eastline Band, 9 pm

OVFD Chief Albert O’Neal takes tickets at the door of the annual Firemen’s Ball in the Community Center. Photo: C. Leinbach

Saturday, May 26
Life guards begin their duty at the Day Use/Lifeguard Beach through Labor Day.
Ocracoke Community Center: OVFD Firemen’s Ball. Barbecue, two auctions, plus The Dune Dogs and Raygun Ruby, 4 pm to midnight.  See schedule here
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Martin Garrish & Friends, 6:30 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Mike Norris, 8 pm
Gaffer’s:  Eastline Band, 9 pm

Sunday, May 27
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: The Ocracoke Rockers, 8 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: TBA, 7 pm