Beautiful big blooms on Ocracoke. Photo: C. Leinbach

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Monday, July 12
Friends of the Library Used Book Sale, Ocracoke Community Library (inside Deepwater Theater), 3 to 7 pm Monday through Friday; 9 am to 1 pm Saturday. Summer program: Family story & craft, 6 pm.

Tuesday, July 13
Ocracoke Preservation Society Porch Talk: Philip Howard – Ocracoke Q&A

Coyote Music Den, 13 Cabana Dr: Coyote Backyard Concert, 8 pm.  All concerts are sliding scale “pay what you can” at the gate. No reservations. Walk, Bike, Taxi or Tram. NO ON-SITE PARKING but the venue has a lot nearby. Visit www.coyotemusic.net for details.

DAJIO: John Gilbride, 7 pm

Ocracoke Oyster Company: Barefoot Wade, 7:30 pm.

Wednesday, July 14
Ocracoke Community Library (inside Deepwater Theater), Baby, Toddler & Preschool story time, 10 am

Coyote Music Den, 13 Cabana Dr: Coyote + Martin Garrish Backyard Concert, 8 pm. All concerts are sliding scale “pay what you can” at the gate. No reservations. Walk, Bike, Taxi or Tram. NO ON-SITE PARKING but the venue has a lot nearby. Visit www.coyotemusic.net for details.

DAJIO: Barefoot Wade, 7 pm

Thursday, July 15
DAJIO: Raygun Ruby, 7 pm

Community Store Porch: 30Three, 7 pm. Weather dependent

Ocracoke Oyster Company: Nic, 7:30 pm.

Friday, July 16
Ocracoke Community Library (inside Deepwater Theater), Story and activity, 1 pm

The Breeze: 70 West, 9 pm

Ocracoke Oyster Company: Willis Gupton, 7:30 pm.

Saturday, July 17
DAJIO: Kate McNally, 7 pm

Ocracoke Oyster Co.: Willis Gupton, 7:30 pm.

National Park Service talks on Ocracoke

The NPS meeting area at the Visitors Center is where programs are 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.