Ocracoke DIRECTORY September 2018

Watching the sunset at the NPS boat launch area is a nightly event on Ocracoke, N.C. Photo: C. Leinbach

Watching the sunset at the NPS boat launch area is a nightly event on Ocracoke. 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 Ctr., 999 Irvin Garrish Hwy.

Co-ed classes: Monday (cardio workout), Tuesday (stability ball), Thursday (weights and toning), Friday (Pilates) 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.  Equipment provided. Arrive early; class starts promptly.

YOGA at Island Yoga
37 Back Road

Monday: 7 to 8 & 9 to 10:15 a.m. Gentle flow w/ Emily 
Tuesday: 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Gentle yoga w/Kate 
Wednesday: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Vinyasa w/Savana 
Thursday: 9 to 10 a.m. Gentle yoga w/Kate
Friday: 10 to 11:15 a.m. Vinyasa w/Savana 
Saturday: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. 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 every Sunday evening.

Mindfulness Classes at Island Yoga with Mitzi Crall
Tuesdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m. $20, cash only please. Among other things we will be using mindfulness to work with brain plasticity. It is deeply life-changing for those who practice “Mindfulness is More Than You Think.”

YOGA at Angie’s Gym, 141 Sand Dollar Rd.
Hatha Yoga with Amy
252-921-0182 or amy@yogawithamy.net. $15 cash only please.
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Most props provided; bring mat if able. All levels welcome. $15.

Yoga Plus for the Aging Body with Henry and Grace
Monday 4 to 5:30 p.m.  Locals $10; Visitors $15.
All ages welcome, no experience needed. 252-996-0198

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 to 8 p.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.
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.  P.O. Box 993, Ocracoke, NC  27960
Spay/neuter clinic for island feral and pet cats Oct. 2 to 4, OVFD.
Visit our website or Facebook page to learn about how your cat might win the title of “Blackbeard’s Cat.” Deadline to enter: Sept. 3.

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, or 252-475-9717.

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

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, Sept. 4, 6 p.m. Community Center

OCRACOKE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Sept. 10, 3 p.m., Ocracoke Community Center

OCRACOKE ABC BOARD
Sept. 10, 6:30 p.m., Ocracoke Community Center

 OCRACOKE CIVIC & BUSINESS ASSOC. (OCBA)
Sept. 12, civic affairs meeting, 6 p.m., Ocracoke Community Center

OCRACOKE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.
Sept.13 and 27, 7 p.m.
Volunteers always needed.

NC FERRY DIVISION MEETING
Sept. 17, 3 p.m., Ocracoke Community Center

OCRACOKE WATERWAYS COMMISSION
Sept. 17, 5:30 p.m., Community Center

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Island Wide Yard Sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. Open to all businesses and residents. No fee, but to be on the printed map, sign up at www.visitocracokenc.com

Blackbeard’s Pirate Jamboree, celebrating the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard’s demise off Springer’s Point. Oct. 25 to 28.  www.visitocracokenc.com