Evening marsh. Photo: C. Leinbach

Monday, June 7
Hyde County Commissioners monthly meeting, 6 pm. In the Ocracoke Community Center and on Facebook at Hyde County Public Information. See story here. The Hyde County Board of Equalization and Review will reconvene at 4:30 p.m. today (Monday, June 7) to hear any appeals to the 2021 property tax valuations. Click here for an FAQ on the appeals process.

Coyote Music Den, 13 Cabana Dr.: Special Coyote Backyard Concert with Rob Sharer or Craicdown, 8 pm. All concerts are free; tips welcome at www.paypal.me/coyotemusicden or donate/more info at www.coyotemusic.net. A portion of proceeds benefit the Charlotte Nemesia Castro scholarship fund at Ocracoke School. 

Tuesday, June 8
Ocracoke Preservation Society Porch Talks, 1 p.m. Rita Thiel: Ocracats

1718 Brewing Ocracoke: Brooke & Nick, 7 to 9 pm

Coyote Music Den, 13 Cabana Dr: Coyote Backyard Concert with special guests Beleza (Madeline and Berto Sales), 8 pm. All concerts are free; tips welcome at www.paypal.me/coyotemusicden or donate/more info at www.coyotemusic.net. A portion of proceeds benefit the Charlotte Nemesia Castro scholarship fund at Ocracoke School. 

Wednesday, June 9
Coyote Music Den, 13 Cabana Dr: Coyote + Martin Garrish Backyard Concert, 8 pm.All concerts are free; tips welcome at www.paypal.me/coyotemusicden or donate/more info at www.coyotemusic.net. A portion of proceeds benefit the Charlotte Nemesia Castro scholarship fund at Ocracoke School. 

DAJIO: Barefoot Wade, 7 to 10 pm

Thursday, June 10
Ocracoke Preservation Society Porch Talks, 1 p.m. Mary Ellen Riddle and Doug Stover: Outer Banks Shipwrecks and book signing

DAJIO: Raygun Ruby, 7 to 10 pm

Community Store porch: 30Three (weather dependent), 7 pm

Saturday, June 12
DAJIO: Kate McNally, 7 to 10 pm

Sunday, June 13
Community Store porch: 30Three (weather dependent), 7 pm

National Park Service talks on Ocracoke

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

The National Park Service Ocracoke Island interpretive programs on Ocracoke have begun with the following scheduled. Unless otherwise stated, these programs are outside the NPS Visitor Center at Pilot Town Road by the south end ferry docks.

Stories of Ocracoke Island
Monday to Friday from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Learn about the location and legacy of Ocracoke Island. From serving as an early port village and primary point of entry to North Carolina to Blackbeard’s final battle, Ocracoke Island possesses a unique heritage resulting from its continued remote setting.

Shaping these barrier islands:
Monday to Friday from 2 to 2:30 p.m.  Wars, hurricanes, winds and ocean currents have all had impacts on the shores of Cape Hatteras.

War Comes to Ocracoke
Every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Learn about the role Ocracoke Island and the Outer Banks have played in shaping our country’s conflicts.

Ocracoke Island Lighthouse
Tuesday to Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit the lighthouse and discuss the details and history of this beautiful beacon. The base of the lighthouse will be staffed and open on dates and times listed above from June 2 through Aug. 13.

Banker Ponies
Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the Pony Pen. Come meet the ponies who once roamed as a wild herd and learn about their living history on Ocracoke Island.

Explore the Shore
Every Wednesday from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Meet outside at the beach access parking area adjacent to the Ocracoke Campground. Take an easy beach walk with a ranger and learn about what calls the beach its home.

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