Some upcoming events on Ocracoke this week and next.

Wednesday, Nov. 20:

Hyde County Elections Office Director Viola Williams will be at the Community Center from 1 to 5 p.m. to register new voters and update voter registration information.  She will also provide information on North Carolina voter ID requirements.

Resumption of Hyde County Board of Commissioners meeting to discuss the status of N.C. 12 and possible reopening of the island to visitors. 6 p.m. Ocracoke Community Center.

Thursday Nov. 21
Small Business Workshop: a discussion and question and answer session for business related topics as you work towards recovery. 6 to 8 p.m. Community Center. 
The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) is a business counseling service that provides free confidential business counseling to our clients, which range from start- ups to small-medium sized businesses. It is not a funding source. 
Some of the services that the organization offers for startups include, but are not limited to business-counseling sessions that focus on concept feasibility and guidance through the startup process. Also business plan reviews and guidance through developing financial projections and the funding process, assistance in completing a loan application.
For existing businesses, they provide assistance in management counseling, financial analysis, market research, government contracting assistance, strategic planning, international business development and much more.

Saturday, Nov. 23:
The Glow Party, family friendly laser light dance party with Emerald Owl Productions. (Rescheduled from Nov. 15). Free. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Berkley Barn. 

Sunday, Nov. 24: Combined churches community Thanksgiving fellowship 11 a.m. service at the Berkley Barn. Lunch to follow

Tuesday, Nov. 26: Grief support group. 9:30 a.m. The Castle

Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 26 & 27: Potluck Pantry at the firehouse. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Islanders can choose items for the community Thanksgiving dinner or for their own gatherings. This special event is separate from the Bread of Life Food Pantry, and items will be available as an amount per family, rather than on a Food Hamper basis.

Thursday, Nov. 28:
Turkey Trot 5K Run. Starts at 8 a.m. 1718 Brewing Ocracoke

A community Thanksgiving (for locals and their invited guests) in the Berkley Barn with the main course by John’s Drive-In (Kitty Hawk) cooked by Liberty Christian, Operation Blessing and a locally organized pot luck of side dishes. 1 to 3 p.m. To volunteer with the event, contact Sundae Horn at 252-921-0283.

Saturday, Nov. 30: 
Annual Holiday Boat Parade 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. All boats are welcome to enter.

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