Activities for your visit

Ocracoke events June 3 to 9

Bob Zentz, Jim Roberts (Craicdown) and Madeline Holly Sales (Beleeza) at 2018 Ocrafolk. Photo: P. Vankevich

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National Park Service Activities below

Monday, June 3
Ocracoke Preservation Society, Book Signing & Reading “The Little Turkle” by Deborah Van Dyken. 1:30 pm
Hyde County commissioners meeting, 6 pm. Community Center. For agenda, click here.

DAJIO: Open Mike, 7 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Formula Duo, 7 pm
Gaffer’s: 30 Second Rocks Trivia Game, 7 pm

Tuesday, June 4
Ocracoke Tourism Development Authority meets, 11:30 am. Community CenterVoter ID seminar–6 pm, Community Center. A second seminar will be held at 6 pm Tuesday, July 16, in the Hyde County Government Center’s Multipurpose Room and also will be teleconferenced to the Ocracoke Community Center.
Farewell dinner for Pastor Richard Bryant and his family in Methodist Church rec hall. Potluck covered dishes welcomed. 6 pm
Jolly Roger: Aaron & Jackie, 6 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Jon Lea & Trevor Daniel, 7 pm
Coyote Music Den: Plus One with Martin Garrish, 8 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Bryan Mayer, 7 pm
Gaffer’s: Texas Hold ‘Em Poker, 7 pm; Barefoot Wade, 9:30 pm

Wednesday, June 5
Gaffers: Team Trivia, 7 pm; Barryoake Karaoke, 9 pm

Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kim France, 4 pm
Jolly Roger: Edgar Scrubbs, 6 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Bryan Mayer, 7 pm; Karaoke, 9 pm
DAJIO: Lounge Rays, 8 pm
Deepwater Theater, The Dingbatters Show, School Road, 8 pm

Thursday, June 6
Ocracoke Preservation Society, Donald Davis Storytelling Workshop, 10:30 am

Zillie’s Wine Tasting, 6 p.m. Reserve at www.zillies.com or call 252-928-9036
Jolly Roger: Van Who, 6 pm
Decoy Carver’s Guild meeting, 7 pm. Community Center

Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Van Who, 4 pm; Two Boat Tim, 7 pm
DAJIO: Raygun Ruby, 8 pm
Gaffer’s: Willis Gupton, 7 pm; DJ Marshall B Dance Party, 10 pm
Deepwater Theater, Molasses Creek, School Road 8 pm

Friday, June 7
OCRAFOLK FESTIVAL (to June 9), details click here
Zillie’s Wine Tasting, 6 p.m. Reserve at www.zillies.com or call 252-928-9036
Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 pm
Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally, 4 pm; Ray Murray, 7 pm
Coyote Music Den: No concert tonight
Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Kate McNally, 7 pm
DAJIO:  Brook & Nick, 8 pm
Gaffers: Skribe, 9 pm

Saturday, June 8
OCRAFOLK FESTIVAL, details click here
Jolly Roger: Willis Gupton, 6 pm

Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Kate McNally, 4 pm; Ray Murray, 7 pm
DAJIO:  Kate McNally, 8 pm
Gaffers: Skribe, 9 pm

Sunday, June 9
OCRAFOLK FESTIVAL, details click here
Ocracoke School graduation, 5 pm

Ocracoke Bar & Grille: Two Boat Tim, 7 pm
Gaffers: Earthkry, 9 pm

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

NPS summer programs through Sept. 2 on Ocracoke
The National Park Service provides talks on the Ocracoke Island environment and history. All programs are at the benches by the Visitor Center unless otherwise indicated. Bug spray suggested for all outdoor activities.

Monday:
1 pm Pirates! Learn about Blackbeard and others. (30 min.)

3 pm Barrier Island Nature. Join a ranger for a talk about the wild side of Ocracoke. (30 min.)
8:45 pm Ocracoke after Dark. Explore the night sky with a ranger.  Meet at the Ocracoke Day Use Area. (1 hour)

Tuesday:
10:30 am All About Turtles. Discover the mysterious creatures with talk and activities for all ages. (30 min.)

2:30 pm Ocracoke History. Learn about the island’s rich past. (30 min.)

Wednesday:
9 am Banker Ponies. Meet the ponies unique to Ocracoke. At the Pony Pen. (20 min.)

10:30 am All About Turtles. Discover the mysterious creatures with talk and activities for all ages. (30 min.)
2:30 pm Pirates! Learn about Blackbeard and others. (30 min.)

Thursday:
9 am Banker Ponies. Meet the ponies unique to Ocracoke. At the Pony Pen. (20 min.)

10:30 pm Ocracoke History. Learn about the island’s rich past. (30 min.)
2:30 pm Barrier Island Nature. Join a ranger for a talk about the wild side of Ocracoke. (30 min.)

Friday:
8:30 am Birds & Beaches of Ocracoke. An island exploration for all ages. Meet at the parking lot adjacent to the NPS campground. (90 min.)

2:30 pm All About Turtles. Discover the mysterious creatures with talk and activities for all ages. (30 min.)