The Variety Store gets ready for Christmas. Photo: C. Leinbach

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Monday, Dec. 2
Hyde County Board of Commissioners monthly meeting, 6 p.m. via videoconferencing in the Community Center. For agenda, click here.

Tuesday, Dec. 3:
Annual United Methodist Women’s Christmas Dinner. Potluck for all Ocracoke women and (small) gift exchange. 6 p.m. Community Center.

Wednesday, Dec. 4:
OCBA Civic Affairs meeting. 6:30 p.m. Community Center. Updates from NC Ferry Division, National Park Service, Coastal Gas, Hyde County Commissioners/county, Outer Banks Community Foundation/Fire House Fund, OCBA events.

Thursday, Dec. 5:
Santa visits the Variety Store. Photos for kids 3 to 5 p.m. This year, Santa will bring his sleigh. Photos are a gift from the Variety Store.

Friday, Dec. 6:
The Giving Tree: an evening of holiday cheer and free Christmas décor shopping, courtesy of Cape Hatteras Secondary School DECA. 3 to 6 p.m. Community Center,

Saturday, Dec. 7:
Village Thrift: Christmas paraphernalia giveaway. Free. On the porch; 1 to 4 p.m.
Latino Fiesta (postponed from November). Music, food and dancing. 11:30 a..m., dancing 7 p.m. Berkley Barn
Shop Local: in the Castle with island vendors. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. To participate, call Carol Woolgar at 252-588-2040.

Sunday, Dec. 8:
Annual Friends of the Library Cookie Swap. 2 p.m. in the Community Center. Bring a dozen or more cookies to swap.
Octagon House Christmas Open House. 2 to 4 p.m. Located at 30868 US 264, Engelhard. Engelhard Christian Church Children’s Bell Choir begins at 2:45 pm. 

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