Ocracoke Island Directory/Bulletin Board July 2018

Twilight surf on Ocracoke, N.C. Photo: C. Leinbach

Twilight surf on Ocracoke, N.C. Photo: C. Leinbach

MEDICAL

MEDICAL EMERGENCY   Call 911

OCRACOKE HEALTH CENTER
305 Back Rd. 252-928-1511;  M-F, 8 a.m. to noon & 1-5 p.m.  After hours: 252-928-SICK (7425)

ISLAND MOBILE MEDICAL CARE
Gail Covington, family nurse practitioner. In-home visits by appt. Call 252-996-0511.

CHIROPRACTIC CARE
On the island by appt. daily.  252-489-1688.  Dr. Howard Ruderfer, D.C.   DrRudy@mindspring.com

VETERINARY SERVICES
Laura L. Trent, DVM, 252-923-3787. Ocracoke mobile veterinarian
Roanoke Island Animal Clinic third Wednesday of every month (June 20). Community Center.  Appointments required. Call 252-473-3117. Check RIAC Facebook page on clinic day for travel delays.
Coastal Animal Hospital, 47959 NC Hwy 12, Buxton. Tues., to Thurs. 252-995-3960.

MOVEMENT

FREE WORKOUT
Ocracoke Community Center, 999 Irvin Garrish Hwy.   Co-ed classes: M, T, Th, F, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.  Equipment provided. Arrive early; class starts promptly.

YOGA WITH AMY
Angie’s Gym, 141 Sand Dollar Rd.   252-921-0182 or amy@yogawithamy.net
Hatha Yoga. $15 cash only please.  Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 9:30 to 11 a.m.  No classes June 2 and 5.  Most props provided; bring mat if able. All levels welcome. $15.

VINYASA FLOW YOGA
Ocracoke Island Yoga Studio, 37 Back Rd.
Mondays 7 to 8 am with Emily Kerben. Wednesdays 9:30 to 10:30 am; Fridays 10 to 11:15am; Saturdays 9 to 10 am with Savana Harwood. All classes multi-level; no experience necessary. $10 for locals; $15 for visitors (cash only). More classes will be added weekly. Check Facebook or studio door for full schedule posted every Sunday evening.

RELIGIOUS SERVICES

OCRACOKE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
459 Lighthouse Rd.   Rev. Ivey Belch
Youth church and adult BASICS: Sundays, 10 a.m.    Praise & Worship, Sundays, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Family & Friends Dinner: First Friday of the month, 6:30 p.m.

OCRACOKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
71 School Rd.   Rev. Richard Bryant
Sunday school: 9:30 a.m.; Worship: 11 a.m.
Youth Group:  Sundays 6-7:30 p.m., ages 13+

OUR LADY OF THE SEAS CATHOLIC PARISH
Mass schedule varies. Call 252-995-6370.

ISLAND SERVICES

OCRACOKE COMMUNITY LIBRARY
225 Back Rd., 252-928-4436.   Public hours:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 3-7 p.m.; Wednesday, 3-8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
June 11, 18 and 25, Summer Reading Program, 2 p.m.
June 14, Music and Storytelling program, 11 a.m.

OCRACOKE PRESERVATION SOCIETY
49 Water Plant Rd. 252-928-7375
Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Sunday
Events in June:
Museum Tours: June 4, 8, 11, 14, 15. 18, 25 and 29, 1 pm
Porch talks, Kids Crafts and special guests every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday starting June 5. Visit www.ocracokepreservation.org for complete calendar.

OCRACATS
Supports the feral cat colonies. www.ocracats.org, email ocracats@gmail.com and Facebook. Donations welcomed, online or mailed.  Visit our booth on June 2 at the Ocrafolk Festival and learn about how your cat might win the title of “Blackbeard’s Cat.”    P.O. Box 993, Ocracoke, NC  27960

PASTEL CLASSES
Create an Ocracoke pastel painting and bring a piece of the island home with you. No experience necessary. Artist Mary Bassell will teach you in the Pastel Studio on Back Road. Children: $35 per 1 1/2-hour session; Adults: $45 per 2 1/2-hour session. All materials included. Call 252-573-9195 for information and reservations.

NPS VISITOR CENTER
38 Irvin Garrish Hwy.  Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Christmas.
NPS campground reservations: 1-877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov
Off-Road Vehicle permits, boat dockage fees, fire permits, and parking permits for boaters: 252-475-9701.  Pony information: 252-475-9717.

N.C. SHELL CLUB
To ID shells found on Ocracoke, visit online at www.ncshellclub.com/Collect.htm

MEETINGS

AA
Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Dept., Irvin Garrish Hwy.  Use back entrance.  Mon., Wed., Fri.: 7:30 p.m.

HYDE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
First Monday of every month except holidays, when meeting is the following day.
Tuesday, June 5 (change of date for June); July 2, 6 p.m. Community Center

FREE WORKOUT
Ocracoke Community Center, 999 Irvin Garrish Hwy.  Co-ed classes: M, T, Th, F, 7:30 to 8:30 am.  Equipment provided. Arrive early; class starts promptly.

YOGA WITH AMY
Angie’s Gym,, 141 Sand Dollar Rd.  252-921-0182 or amy@yogawithamy.net
Hatha Yoga. $15 cash only please.  Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 9:30 to 11 am. No classes: July 3, 5, 26 & 28
Most props provided; bring mat if able. All levels welcome. $15.

ISLAND YOGA
Ocracoke Island Yoga Studio, 37 Back Road.  Monday: 7 to 8 & 9 to 10:15 am Gentle flow w/Emily
Tuesday: 7:30 to 8:30 am Gentle yoga w/Kate
Wednesday: 9:30 to 10:30 am Vinyasa w/Savana
Thursday evening: 6:30 to 7:30 pm Gentle flow w/Emily
Friday: 10 to 11:15 am Vinyasa w/Savana
Saturday: 9:30 to 10:30 am Gentle flow w/Savana
All classes multi-level; no experience necessary. $10 for locals; $15 for visitors (cash only). More classes added weekly. Check Facebook or studio door for full schedule posted Sunday evenings.

RELIGIOUS SERVICES

OCRACOKE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
459 Lighthouse Rd., Rev. Ivey Belch
Youth church and adult BASICS: Sundays, 10 am
Praise & Worship, Sundays, 11 am and 7 pm
Family & Friends Dinner: First Friday of the month, 6:30 pm

OCRACOKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
71 School Rd., Rev. Richard Bryant
Sunday school: 9:30 am; Worship: 11 am
Youth Group:  Sundays 6-7:30 pm, ages 13+
July 8, 12:30 pm 75th  Birthday Celebration picnic on the lawn

OUR LADY OF THE SEAS CATHOLIC PARISH
Mass schedule varies. Call 252-995-6370.

ISLAND SERVICES

OCRACOKE COMMUNITY LIBRARY
225 Back Rd., 252-928-4436.  Public hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 3-7 pm; Wednesday, 3 to 8 pm, Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm
July 3, 9 am Used Book Sale opens (to mid-August)
July 2, 9, 16 and 23, Summer Reading Program, 2 pm
July 11, Lost Colony Program, 7 pm
July 18, 25, Movie Night, 7 pm
July 24, NC Aquarium Program, 11 am
July 30, Summer Reading Program Party, 7 pm

OCRACOKE PRESERVATION SOCIETY
49 Water Plant Rd.  252-928-7375
Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm Closed Sunday
Events in July:
Museum Tours: Every Monday and Friday, 1 pm (exception: July 19 instead of 20)
Kid’s Craft: Wednesdays, July 11,18, 25, 1 pm
Porch talks with special guests: Every Tuesday and Thursday starting July 3, 1 pm
Visit www.ocracokepreservation.org for complete calendar.
July 3 – 4th of July Traditions on Ocracoke with Woody Billings and Al Scarborough
July 5 – “Ocracoke” by Jeanie Owens; book signing and talk
July 10 – Birding with Peter Vankevich
July 12 – Ocracoke church history with Rev. Richard Bryant and Philip Howard
July 17 – Shipwrecks and the U.S. Life Saving Service with Philip Howard
July 20 – Battle of the Atlantic 1939 to 1942 off the Outer Banks with Crystal Canterbury (Friday instead of a Thursday)
July 24 – Tideland EMC with Heidi Smith
July 31 – “Living At The Water’s Edge: A Heritage Guide to the Outer Banks Byway,” book signing & talk with authors Barbara Garrity-Blake & Karen Willis Amspacher

OCRACATS
Supports the feral cat colonies. www.ocracats.org, email ocracats@gmail.com and Facebook. Donations welcomed, online or mailed.  Visit our website or Facebook page to learn about how your cat might win the title of “Blackbeard’s Cat.”   P.O. Box 993, Ocracoke, NC  27960

PASTEL CLASSES
Create an Ocracoke pastel painting and bring a piece of the island home with you. No experience necessary. Artist Mary Bassell will teach you in the Pastel Studio on Back Road. Children: $35 per 1 1/2-hour session; Adults: $45 per 2 1/2-hour session. All materials included. Call 252-573-9195 for information and reservations.

NPS VISITOR CENTER
38 Irvin Garrish Hwy.  Open daily 9 am to 5 pm except Christmas.
NPS campground reservations: 1-877-444-6777 or www.recreation.gov
Off-Road Vehicle permits, boat dockage fees, fire permits, and parking permits for boaters: 252-475-9701.  Pony information: 252-475-9717.
The base of the Ocracoke Lighthouse open for viewing July 1 from 1:45 to 3:45 pm and July 7 from 9:30 am to noon. Visitors are encouraged to walk or bike to the lighthouse due to very limited parking.

N.C. SHELL CLUB

To ID shells found on Ocracoke, visit the Observer post here or online at www.ncshellclub.com/Collect.htm

 MEETINGS

AA
Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Dept., Irvin Garrish Hwy.  Use back entrance.  Mon., Wed., Fri.: 7:30 pm

OCRACOKE CIVIC AND BUSINESS ASSOC. (OCBA)
July 11, 6 pm, Ocracoke Community Center

OCRACOKE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.
July 5 and 19, 7 pm.   Volunteers always needed.

OCRACOKE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
July 9, 3 pm, Ocracoke Community Center

HYDE COUNTY ABC BOARD
July 9, 6:30 pm, Ocracoke Community Center

NCDOT FERRY DIVISION MEETING
July 16, 3 pm, Community Center

OCRACOKE WATERWAYS COMMISSION
July 16, 5:30 pm, Community Center

COMMUNITY CENTER BOARD MEETING
July 17, 5 pm, Ocracoke Community Center

OCRACOKE MASONIC LODGE 747
Back Road next to Ocracoke Health Center. First and third Tuesdays, 7 pm

UPCOMING EVENTS

Fifth annual Fig Festival, Aug. 17 & 18. Friday evening: traditional Ocracoke Square Dance at the Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum; Saturday vendor–booths, live music, the Fig Cake Bake-Off, a dance with the Ocracoke Rockers. Other activities located around the village.