Activities for your visit

Ocracoke Island events May 7 to 11

Ocracoke weather is forecast to be good this week. Photo: C. Leinbach

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Monday, May 6
Ocracoke Tourism Development Authority,  11:30 am Community Center

Hyde County commissioners monthly meeting, 6 pm. Ocracoke Community Center
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Aaron Caswell & Jackie Willis, 7 pm
Gaffer’s: 30 Second Rocks Trivia Game, 7 pm

Tuesday, May 7
Gaffer’s: Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, 7 pm

Wednesday, May 8
Down Creek Gallery, Jennifer Stone “Jenstones Jewelry,” 2:30 to 5 pm
Gaffers: Team Trivia, 7 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Lounge Rays (softer Raygun Ruby), 7 pm

Thursday May 9
Gaffers: Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats, 8 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Barefoot Wade, 7 pm

Friday, May 10
77th British Cemetery Ceremony 11 am, May 10. Open reception to follow at the Berkley Barn.
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally, 4 pm; Barefoot Wade, 7 pm
Coyote Music Den: Coyote in Concert, 8 pm, Community Square
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Bryan Mayer, 7 pm
Gaffers: Andrew Scotchie & the River Rats, 8 pm

Saturday, May 11

Youth Rec. League baseball, Ocracoke Marlins followed by the Ocracoke Orioles, first game, 2 pm, Community Park
Ocracoke School Alumni Banquet, May 11, Community Center
Zillie’s Wine Tasting, 6 p.m. Reserve at www.zillies.com or call 252-928-9036
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally, 7 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Martin Garrish & Coyote, 7 pm
Gaffer’s: Raygun Ruby, 8 pm

Free programs by the National Park Service
The National Park Service offers free daily spring programs free to the public now until May 24.  All programs are 30 minutes and are held at the meeting benches at the NPS Visitors Center at Pilot Town Road. No programs May 10 and 15.

Pirates:  Learn about Blackbeard & others. At the benches by the Visitor Center. Monday & Friday at 10:30 am

Barrier Island Nature: Join a Ranger for a talk about the wild side of Ocracoke. Monday at 3 pm; Wednesday at 10:30 am and Thursday at 2:30

Ocracoke History: Learn about the island’s rich past.  Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday at 2:30 and Thursday at 10:30 am

All About Turtles: Discover the mysterious creatures with a talk and activities for all ages.  Friday at 2:30 pm

The NPS meeting area at the Visitors Center is where the spring programs will be held. Photo: C. Leinbach