Ocracoke Island DIRECTORY/Bulletin Board May 2018

Ocracoke Island, N.C., ocean at the Lifeguard Beach. Photo: C. Leinbach

Ocracoke Island, N.C., ocean at the Lifeguard Beach. Photo: C. Leinbach

MEDICAL

MEDICAL EMERGENCY Call 911

OCRACOKE HEALTH CENTER, 305 Back Rd. 252-928-1511. Open for all Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to noon & 1-5 p.m.   After hours, call 252-928-SICK (7425).

ISLAND MOBILE MEDICAL CARE
Gail Covington, family nurse practitioner.  Hours by appt. For home visits, call 252-996-0511.

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

VETERINARY SERVICES

Ocracoke Mobile Veterinarian, Laura L. Trent, DVM, 252-923-3787 (call or text).

Roanoke Island Animal Clinic  is on the island the third Wednesday of every month (May 16); Ocracoke Community Center.  Appointments required. Call 252-473-3117. Check RIAC Facebook page on clinic day for possible travel delays.

Coastal Animal Hospital, 47959 NC Hwy 12, Buxton. Open: 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. No classes April 30 through May 9 and May 25. Equipment provided. Arrive early; class starts promptly.

YOGA WITH AMY
Angie’s Gym, 141 Sand Dollar Rd. 252-921-0182 or email amy@yogawithamy.net

Hatha Yoga. All levels welcome. $15 cash only please. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 9:30 to 11 a.m.  Most props provided; bring mat if able. 

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.

OCRACOKE PRESERVATION SOCIETY, 49 Water Plant Rd. 252-928-7375. www.ocracokepreservation.org
Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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.  Visit our Facebook page or www.ocracats.org to enter our contest, “The Search for Blackbeard’s Cat!”

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.
Commercial Services Open House, May 14, 1:30 to 3 pm, Community Center

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. Community Center
Monday, May 7, 6 p.m. 

OCRACOKE ADVISORY PLANNING BOARD
Thursday, May 10, 4:30 p.m. Community Center

OCRACOKE CIVIC & BUSINESS ASSN.
Workforce Development Report: 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, May 7. Community Center
The Civic Affairs meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, in the Berkley Manor.  The agenda will include a presentation of the OCBA 2018-2019 budget as funded, a Passenger Ferry update from the Ferry Division, and update on the Tram project, and a tentative update from the Ocracoke Foundation on the Community Square project.

TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Monday, May 14, 3 to 5 p.m. Community Center

MOSQUITO CONTROL BOARD
Thursday, May 17, 6 pm. Community Center
Seeking input on increasing the current Mosquito Control property tax assessment from $0.01 to $0.02 to fund puddle remediation.

NC FERRY DIVISION
Wednesday, May 9, at 6:30 in the Berkley Manor and Monday, May 21, 3 p.m., Community Center

OCRACOKE WATERWAYS COMMISSION
Monday, May 21, 5:30 p.m., Community Center

OCRACOKE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.
Thursdays, May 10 and 24, 7 p.m.  Volunteers always needed.

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

SPECIAL EVENTS

British Cemetery Ceremony, May 11 at British Cemetery Road, 11 a.m.

OVFD Firemen’s Ball, Saturday, May 26, 4 p.m. to midnight

Ocrafolk Festival: June 1 to 3, School Road and Howard Street. Visit: ocracokealive.org for line-up, admission and details.