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/Yoga) 8 to 9 a.m.
Equipment provided. Arrive early; class starts promptly.

YOGA at Island Yoga
37 Back Road

Monday: 7 to 8 & 9 to 10 a.m. Gentle flow w/ Emily
Tuesday: 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Gentle yoga w/Kate
 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Vinyasa w/Savana
 6:30 p.m. Mindfullness with Mitzi Crall
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; $15 (cash only).
Special Events:
Mondays: 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 1, 22 & 29; Pints & Poses (Yoga with locally crafted beer) at 1718 Brewing Co.; $15 includes class and first beer.
Wednesday:  Oct. 24, 6 to 7 p.m. Candle-lit Yin Yoga. A relaxing evening with a slow-paced practice. $15/cash only. Loaner mats available at studio; mats available for purchase.
Saturday: Oct. 27, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., kids/family yoga on the lawn with fun pirate theme.  $10/ person. For more information, visit our Facebook page.

Mindfulness Classes at Island Yoga with Mitzi Crall
Tuesdays, 6:30 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 events 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.

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.
Monday, Nov. 5. , 6 p.m. Community Center

OCRACOKE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Oct. 15, 3 p.m., Ocracoke Community Center

OCRACOKE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.
Oct. 7 and 25, 7 p.m.
Volunteers always needed.

OCRACOKE WATERWAYS COMMISSION
Oct. 15, 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

Ocracoke School: Varsity soccer game and relief effort for Hurricane Florence, 5 p.m., Community Park ball field. Game is free; donations accepted at the gate.

Ocracoke School PTA Halloween Carnival, Oct. 19, 3 p.m.

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

Festival Latino de Ocracoke, Nov. 9 to 11

OPS Battle of Ocracoke Celebration: Nov. 22