Activities for your visit

Ocracoke events week of July 16 to 22

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Monday, July 16
Ocracoke Library Summer Reading Program, 2 pm
NCDOT Ferry Division Meeting, Community Center, 3 pm
Ocracoke Waterways Commission, Community Center, 5:30 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 17
Ocracoke Preservation Society program: Shipwrecks and the U.S. Life Saving Service with Philip Howard, 1 pm  Community Center Board Meeting, 5 pm
Jolly Roger: Aaron Caswell and Jackie Willis, 6 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Desiree Christa Ricker, 7 pm
Gaffer’s: Team Trivia, 7 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Bryan Mayer, 7 pm
Coyote Music Den: Coyote Plus One: Kim France, 8 pm; doors 7:30. New special pricing (door only): Seniors $12 (age 55+); Locals $10; Students $7
Gaffer’s: Barryoke Karaoke & Dance Party, 9 pm

Wednesday, July 18
Community Center: Roanoke Island Animal Clinic—morning. Call for appointments: 252-473-3117
Zillie’s Island Pantry: Wine tasting, 538 Back Road, 6 pm
Ocracoke Library: Movie Night, 7 pm
The Jolly Roger: Paolo Franco, 6 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kim France, 7 pm
Coyote Music Den: Coyote Duo (Lou & Marcy), 8 pm; doors 7:30

Gaffer’s: Bryan Sanders magic, 7:30-9:30; comedy, 10:25-midnight; Villa Nova, 9 pm
DAJIO: Barefoot Wade, 8 pm
Deepwater Theater: Dingbatter’s Guide to Ocracoke, 8 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Bryan Mayer, 7 pm; Karaoke, 9:30 pm

Thursday, July 19
Zillie’s Island Pantry Wine Tasting, 538 Back Road, 6 pm
The Jolly Roger: Paolo Franco, 6 pm
DAJIO: Raygun Ruby, 8 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally, 7 pm
Gaffer’s: Matt Irie Band, 9 pm
Deepwater Theater: Molasses Creek music, 8 pm

Friday, July 20
Ocracoke Preservation Society program, Battle of the Atlantic 1939 to 1942 off the Outer Banks with Crystal Canterbury, 1 p.m.
Ocracoke Community Library: Jammin’ and learning music with Lou Castro and Sundae Horn, 1:30 pm
Zillie’s Island Pantry Wine Tasting, 538 Back Road, 6 p.m.
The Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Kate McNally, 7 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Barefoot Wade, 7 pm
DAJIO: Monjah, 8 pm
Coyote Music Den: Martin Garrish & Friends “Playing Your Ocracoke Memories,” 8 pm; doors 7:30
Gaffer’s: Yarn, 9 pm

Saturday, July 21
The Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Barefoot Wade, 7 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Kate McNally, 7 pm
DAJIO: Kate McNally, 8 pm
Gaffer’s: Yarn, 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.