Activities for your visit

Ocracoke events Sept. 24 to 30

‘The Arrival’ will be among the new works on view Wednesday in Down Creek Gallery’s last reception of the season, 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Editor’s note: Hurricane Florence has disrupted the schedules of many businesses on Ocracoke Island. This post will be updated as necessary.

Monday, Sept. 24
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally, 8 pm

Tuesday, Sept. 25
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Rob Lightner, 4 pm; Desiree Christa Ricker, 8 pm
Coyote Music Den: Coyote Plus One: Kate McNally, 8 pm; doors 7:30 pm

Wednesday, Sept. 26
Down Creek Gallery: Reception for local artists Kitty Martin Mitchell, Debbie Wells and Crystal Canterbury, 4:30 to 7 pm
Gaffer’s: Team Trivia fundraiser, 7 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Aaron Adar, 4 pm; Kim France, 8 pm
Coyote Music Den: Coyote Duo (Lou & Marcy), 8 pm; doors 7:30 pm

Thursday, Sept. 27
OCBA Civic Affairs meeting, Berkley Center, 6 p.m.
Zillie’s Island Pantry: Wine tasting 6 pm. Make reservations at zillies.com
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Adam Aaro, 4 pm; Kate McNally, 8 pm
Deepwater Theater: Molasses Creek music, 8 pm

Friday, Sept. 28
Zillie’s Island Pantry: Wine tasting 6 pm. Make reservations at zillies.com
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Kate McNally, 7 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Aaron Caswell, 4 pm; Adam Aaro 8 pm; Patrick Fuller, 11:30 pm
Coyote Music Den: Encore Coyote Den,  8 pm; doors at 7:30.

Saturday, Sept. 29
Island-wide Yard Sale: 8 am to 6 pm. at homes and businesses all over the island. For a map of participants, check: visitocracokenc.com
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Martin Garrish and Friends, 7 pm
Coyote Music Den: Coyote with special guests and the return of Shana Tucker, cellist/vocalist, 8 pm; doors at 7:30.
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Aaron Caswell, 4 pm; Patrick Fuller 8 pm;
Gaffer’s:  Hurricane Florence Relief Fundraiser, 8 pm

Sunday, Sept. 30

Ocracoke School. There will be a community reception for Hyde County Schools Superintendent Elect, Stephen G. Basnight. All are invited to attend, 2 to 3 pm.
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kim France, 8 pm

This week’s summer programs with the National Park Service:
MONDAY:
Barrier Island Nature: Join a Ranger for a talk about the wild side of Ocracoke. Meet at the benches by the Visitor Center. (30 minutes), 2 pm

TUESDAY:
10:30 am Pirates: Learn something new about the unique history of Ocracoke. Meet at the benches by the Visitor Center. (30 minutes), 10:30 am

WEDNESDAY:
10 am Banker Ponies: Meet the ponies unique to Ocracoke. Meet at the Pony Pen. (20 minutes)

2 pm Ocracoke History: Explore something new about the unique history of Ocracoke. Meet at the benches by the Visitor Center. (30 minutes)

The NPS Visitor Center benches where many talks about Ocracoke are held. Photo: C. Leinbach