Mural art adorns the outside of the Deepwater Theater where the Ocracoke Community Library has been housed since after Dorian hit in 2019. Artists’ work from left are Pattie Johnson Plyler, Christy Dagliesh, Katy Mitchell and Daisy O’Neal. Photo: C. Leinbach

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This post will be updated as more events become known.

Monday, July 19
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 20
Ocracoke Preservation Society Porch Talk, 1 pm. NPS nature talk
Ocracoke Waterways Commission, 6 pm in the Ocracoke Community Center.  Open to the public with masks as required by NC State.  The meeting will also be broadcast via Facebook at Hyde County Public Information.
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.
Ocracoke Oyster Company: Bryan Mayer, 7:30 pm.

Wednesday, July 21
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
Ocracoke Oyster Company: Bryan Mayer, 7:30 pm.

Thursday, July 22
DAJIO: Raygun Ruby, 7 pm

Friday, July 23
Ocracoke Community Library (inside Deepwater Theater), Story and activity, 1 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Company: Barefoot Wade, 7:30 pm.

Saturday, July 24
DAJIO: Kate McNally, 7 pm
Ocracoke Oyster Company: Brooke & Nick, 7:30 pm.

National Park Programs on Ocracoke
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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