Activities for your visit

Ocracoke events week of July 9 to 15

High winds and surf from Tropical Storm Chris prevented swimming at the Lifeguard Beach on Sunday. Photo: C. Leinbach

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Beach time might be limited this week as Tropical Storm Chris is still expected to meander off the N.C. coast into Tuesday before lifting northeast away from the coast by mid-week, according to the National Weather Service in Morehead City. At this time it still looks like the system will remain far enough off the coast to limit direct impacts.  However, due to the persistent wind and swell, expect rough surf and rip currents along the beaches through mid-week.  In the alternative, there are other things to do on the island:

Monday, July 9
Ocracoke Preservation Society museum tour, 49 Water Plant Road, 1 pm
Ocracoke Community Library, Summer Reading Program: Rock Out with Kate McNally! All ages welcome,
225 Back Rd, 2 to 3 pm
Community Center: Ocracoke Tourism Development Authority, 3 pm
Jolly Roger: David Pollard, 6 pm
Community Center: Hyde County ABC Board, 6:30 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally, 7 pm
Gaffer’s: Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, 7 pm

Ocracoke School Gym: A Tale of Blackbeard, 8 pm

Tuesday, July 10
Ocracoke Preservation Society museum, 49 Water Plant Road; Porch Talk: Birds of Ocracoke with Peter Vankevich,   1 pm
Jolly Roger: Edgar Scrubbs, 6 pm
Community Center: OCBA civic affairs meeting, 6 pm
Ocracoke Community Library, Coloring Rocks! Help decorate our library with rockin’ artwork,
225 Back Rd, 2 to 3 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Desiree Christa Ricker, 7 pm
Gaffer’s: Team Trivia, 7 pm; Barryoke Karaoke and Dance Party, 9 pm
Coyote Music Den: Coyote Plus One: David Pollard; 8 pm; doors 7:30

Wednesday, July 11
Ocracoke Preservation Society: Kid’s Craft – Shells, 49 Water Plant Road, 1 pm
Jolly Roger: Kate McNally, 6 pm
Zillie’s: Wine tasting, 6 pm. Reserve at zillies.com; 252-928-9036
Ocracoke Community Library, The Search for the Lost Colony lecture, 225 Back Rd, 7 to 9 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kim France, 7 pm
Coyote Music Den: Coyote Duo (Lou & Marcy), 8 pm; doors 7:30
Gaffer’s: Bryan Sanders, magician/comedian: magic, 7:30-9:30 pm; comedy, 10:25 to midnight
DAJIO: Barefoot Wade, 8 pm
Deepwater Theater: Dingbatter’s Guide to Ocracoke, 8 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Steel Shot, Jeremy & Shawn 6:30; Karaoke, 9:30 pm

Thursday, July 12
Jolly Roger: David Pollard, 6 pm
Zillie’s: Wine tasting, 6 pm. Reserve at zillies.com; 252-928-9036

Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Steel Shot, Jeremy & Shawn 7 pm
DAJIO: Raygun Ruby, 8 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally, 7 pm
Gaffer’s: Regatta 69, 9 pm
Deepwater Theater: Molasses Creek, 8 pm

Friday, July 13
Ocracoke Preservation Society museum tour, 49 Water Plant Road, 1 pm
Ocracoke Community Library:  Jammin’ and learning music with Lou Castro and Sundae Horn, 1:30 p.m. (and Friday, July 20 & 27)
Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 pm
Zillie’s: Wine tasting, 6 pm. Reserve at zillies.com; 252-928-9036

Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Kate McNally, 7 pm
DAJIO: John Gillbride, 8 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Aaron Caswell, 7 pm
Coyote Music Den: Martin Garrish & Friends “Playing Your Ocracoke Memories,” 8 pm; doors 7:30
Gaffer’s: Regatta 69, 9 pm

Saturday, July 14
Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 pm
DAJIO: Kate McNally, 8 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: John Gillbride, 7 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Kate McNally, 7 pm
Gaffer’s: Cha Wa, 9 pm

Sunday, July 15

Islander Shirley Schoelkopf is battling health issues and the costs associated with it. Several of her friends will hold a fundraiser. All are invited to help Shirley, who will attend. On the Books to Be Red lawn, 2 to 6 pm.

Filmmaker William Kleinert will screen the  ward-winning documentary. Project Ice that is the first of a six-part global series discussing how climate change and sea level rise are affecting coastal communities. Ocracoke Community Library, 225 Back Rd, 5 pm

Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kim France, 7 pm
Gaffer’s: Cha Wa, 9 pm

This week’s summer programs with the National Park Service:

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore Visitor Center in Ocracoke village. Photo by C. Leinbach


Meet at the NPS Visitor Center across from the Cedar Island/Swan Quarter ferry terminal. For more information, call 252-473-2111 or check out website by clicking here 

Monday:
Crabbing, 8:30 am

You bring the bait—raw chicken or fish parts work best. Limited to 12. Pre-registration required at the visitor center by 5pm the day before the program. (90 minutes)
Pirates, 1pm
Yes, they were here. Learn about Blackbeard and others. Meet at the benches by the Visitor Center. (30 minutes)
 Barrier Island Nature, 3 pm
Join a Ranger for a talk about the wild side of Ocracoke. Meet at the benches by the Visitor Center. (30 minutes)

Ocracoke after Dark, 8:30 pm
Explore the night sky with a ranger. Bring bug spray. Meet at the Ocracoke Day Use Area. (1 hour)

Tuesday:
Cast Netting, 8:30 am
Practice this early method of fishing still used today. Limited to 12 participants. Pre-registration required at the visitor center by 5 p.m. the day before the program. (90 minutes)

Ocracoke History, 2:30 pm
Learn about the island’s rich past. Meet at the benches by the Visitor Center. (30 minutes)

Wednesday:
Crabbing, 8:30 am
You bring the bait—raw chicken or fish parts work best. Limited to 12 participants.  Pre-registration required at the visitor center by 5 p.m. the day before the program. (90 minutes)

All About Turtles, 10:30 am
Discover the mysterious creatures with talk and activities for all ages. Meet at the benches by the Visitor Center. (30 minutes)

Pirates, 2:30 pm
Yes, they were here. Learn about Blackbeard and others. Meet at the benches by the Visitor Center. (30 minutes)

Thursday:
Banker Ponies, 10:30 am
Meet the ponies unique to Ocracoke. Bring bug spray. Meet at the Pony Pen. (20 minutes)

Barrier Island Nature, 2:30 pm
Join a ranger for a talk about the wild side of Ocracoke. Meet at the benches by the Visitor Center. (30 minutes)

Friday:
Outer Banks Bird Walk, 8:30 am
Morning bird walk. Binoculars are available. Bring bug spray. Meet at the Hatteras Ferry Parking Lot on north end of island. (90 minutes)

All About Turtles, 2:30 pm
Discover the mysterious creatures with talk and activities for all ages. Meet at the benches by the Visitor Center. (30 minutes)

Saturday
The base of the Ocracoke Lighthouse open for viewing from 9:30 am to noon. Visitors are encouraged to walk or bike to the lighthouse due to very limited parking.

 

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