MORE ARTISTS! Artists Charles Cashwell of Georgia and John Traynor of New Hampshire paint the Ocracoke lighthouse. Photo: C. Leinbach

Tuesday, Nov. 9
The Ocracoke Preservation Society will hold its annual fall meeting at 7 p.m. in the Ocracoke Community Center, 999 Irvin Garrish Highway. Electing new board members; honoring Philip Howard with its Cultural Heritage Award and Norman Miller with its Historic Home Award for his renovation of “Dad’s Retreat,” formerly known as the Clarence Scarborough House, built in the 1920s.

Wednesday, Nov. 10
Red Cross blood drive, 3 to 7 p.m., Ocracoke Community Center. To sign up, click

Thursday, Nov. 11
Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ocracoke Community Center. To sign up, click

The Ocracoke Advisory Planning Board will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Ocracoke Community Center.
The agenda is as follows:
I. Call to Order
II. Roll Call
III. Approval of Last Meeting’s Minutes
IV. New Member Orientation
V. Old Business
VI. Building Inspector Introduction and Discussion on Accessory Structures
VII. Public Discussion (We welcome public input)
VIII. Calendar Date for Next Meeting
IX. Adjournment

Saturday, Nov. 13
Scallywag 5K/10K foot races, 8 am. Begins and ends at 1718 Brewing Ocracoke.

Sunday, Nov. 14
Blackbeard Half Marathon, 7 am. Begins and ends near 1718 Brewing Ocracoke. All information is posted on the website

Remembrance for Soren Arn-Oelschlegel, noon to 5 pm, The Back Porch Restaurant.

Family movie night, Ocracoke Life Saving Church, 6:30 pm. Two different movie showings.

Racers in the Scallywag 5K/10K. Photo by Peter Vankevich
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  1. Hi–I hope the wonderful Observer will soon post the names of restaurants remaining open during late fall and winter. Thank you.

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