July 2019 Ocracoke Island directory

The Ocracoke, N.C., lifeguard beach. 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 appointment. Call 252-996-0511.

VETERINARY SERVICES
Laura L. Trent, DVM, 252-923-3787. Ocracoke mobile veterinarian
Roanoke Island Animal Clinic as at the Community Center on the third Wednesday of every month.  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) 7:30 to 8:30 am.

Equipment provided. Arrive early; class starts promptly.

Ocracoke Island Yoga Studio, 37 Back Rd.
Monday: 6:15 to 7 am, Sunrise Express; 8:30 to 9:30 am Vinyasa; 5:30 to 6:30 pm Yang to Yin
Tuesday: 8 to 9 am, Hatha Yoga; 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Beginners yoga 101
Wednesday:  9:30 to 10:45 am. Vinyasa; 5:30 to 6:45 pm. Mindful Meditation
Thursday: 8 to 9 am, Hatha yoga; 9:30 to 10:30 am. Vinyasa; 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Rocket yoga
Friday: 6:15 to 7 am, Sunrise Express Yoga; 9:30 to 10:30 am, TGIF Vinyasa
Saturday & Sunday: 9:30 to 10:30 am, Gentle yoga
Special Events:
July 9, 7 to 8:30 pm, Yomassage (massage and therapeutic touch to be delivered in a small group setting while in restorative yoga poses) with Callie Davisson & Savana.

No experience necessary. All levels are welcome.
All classes are $17 for visitors (cash only); Loaner mats available first-come, first-served.
Aerial Yoga & private sessions available; Contact us at Facebook under ocracokeyoga for more info. 919-696-7179

Yoga with Amy at Angie’s Gym
141 Sand Dollar Rd.
252-921-0182 or amy@yogawithamy.net
Tuesday and Thursday, 9 to 10:30 am. Hatha yoga class with a therapeutic alignment focus; Thursday last half hour Yoga Nidra (a guided relaxation meditation).  $15; cash only please. Everyone welcome.

Yoga PLUS for the Aging Body with Henry and Grace
Mondays
, 4 to 5:30 p.m. 

Locals $10/visitors $15
All ages welcome; no experience needed. 252-996-0198

RELIGIOUS SERVICES

Ocracoke Life Saving Church (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., Dr. Susie Fitch-Slater, pastor
Worship: 11 am
Summer Sunday School at 10 am each Sunday through Aug. 18. Youth get-together Aug. 18, 5 pm, in the upstairs classroom.
July 14: Welcoming Potluck for Pastor Susie, directly following worship in the OUMC Rec Hall.

Our Lady of the Seas Catholic parish
Mass schedule every other Friday in the Ocracoke United Methodist Church fellowship hall. Call Anita: 252-202-1412

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

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale: Starts July 2 and continues into August
Movie Night: July 11, 17, 24 & 31, 7 pm
Summer Reading Program:  K-5, July 9, 16 & 25, at 11 am; Preschool July 11, 18, & 25 at 11 am
NC Aquarium Program, July 23, at 11 am
Family Hip Hop Performance with Scooter Hayes, July 26, 11 am

OCRACOKE PRESERVATION SOCIETY
49 Water Plant Rd. 252-928-7375
Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday 10 am to 4 pm, closed Sunday.
Visit www.ocracokepreservation.org for calendar.
Special Programs:
Museum tours: Every Monday & Friday at 1 pm.
Porch Talks: 1 pm, June 11, 13, 18, 25 & 27.
Kids Crafts: 1 pm every Wednesday.
July 26, 1 pm, Book signing & talk: “Outer Banks Shipwrecks: Graveyard of the Atlantic,” by Mary Ellen Riddle.
Museum Tours: 1 pm, Every Monday; also July 12, 18 & 25.
Porch Talks: 1 pm, every Tuesday; also July 5, 11, 19 & 26.

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

NPS VISITOR CENTER
38 Irvin Garrish Hwy.
Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Christmas.
NPS campground Open April 12 to Dec. 2. 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.

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.

MEETINGS

HYDE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
First Monday of every month except holidays, when meeting is the following day. 6 p.m. Community Center. 

ABC BOARD
July 8, 6:30 pm, Community Center

OCBA Civic affairs meeting
July 10, 6 pm. Community Center

OCRACOKE WATERWAYS COMMISSION
July 15, 5:30 pm, Community Center

OCRACOKE COMMUNITY CENTER BOARD
July 16, 7:30 pm, Community Center

DECOY CARVERS GUILD
Aug. 1, 7 pm, Community Center

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

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Independence Day on Ocracoke, July 3 to 5: Fireworks, sand sculpture contest, scavenger hunt, parade, Ocra-Glow party, beach bonfire and more.  Visitocracokenc.com
A Tale of Blackbeard musical starts July 1 on Mondays, 8 pm, Ocracoke School Gym
NC Department of Motor Vehicles on Ocracoke in the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department day room: Friday, July 19, 8 am to noon.

Down Creek Gallery “Expose Yourself to Art” summer series. Wednesday, July 17, with plein air painter Sarah Searight.  4:30 to 7:30 pm.
WOVV: First Annual Summer Concert, Tuesday, July 23, at the Berkley Barn with recording artist Mike Proffitt with Dana Silvercloud.  7:30 pm.