Since Hurricane Dorian struck on Sept. 6, 2019, Ocracoke Island has been rebuilding after the devastating flooding. In addition, although the COVID-19 pandemic is waning, some events have been canceled again in 2021.
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). Call first.
ISLAND MOBILE MEDICAL CARE
Gail Covington, family nurse practitioner. In-home visits by appt. Call 252-996-0511. Has rapid COVID-19 tests.
Laura L. Trent, DVM, 252-923-3787. Ocracoke mobile veterinarian. Unavailable until May 25.
Roanoke Island Animal Clinic visits Ocracoke on the second Wednesday of every month at the Community Center. However, they are not coming to Ocracoke in June or July due to lack of staff. 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.
Ocracoke Island Yoga Studio, 37 Back Rd.
Virtual on Zoom and occasional pop-up classes at the beach, not on a regular schedule.
All classes: $17 for visitors. Loaner mats available first-come, first-served. For details, see Facebook under ocracokeyoga. 919-696-7179.
Yoga with Amy, inside Angie’s Gym, Sand Dollar Road. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:30 to 10 am. All levels welcome. $20/visitors; $15/residents; $5 off for under 18 and over 70. Cash or check only. Some mats available.
Ocracoke Life Saving Church
Sunday: Youth service from 9:45 to 10:50. 11 am Worship; 6:30 pm Worship & Bible study; Wednesday: 6:30 pm worship and prayer.
Virtually on the Kingdom Alive Facebook page, or via Zoom. Dial: 1 646 558 8656 US (New York); Meeting ID: 505 172 9490; Password: kingdom.
Ocracoke United Methodist Church
Worship at 10 a.m. Sunday mornings on the lawn or inside the rec hall in inclement weather.
OCRACOKE COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Temporarily in the Deepwater Theater, School Road. Summer hours begin June 1: Open from 3 to 7 pm Monday through Friday, and 9 am to 1 pm Saturdays.
OCRACOKE PRESERVATION SOCIETY
49 Water Plant Rd. 252-928-7375. Open 10 am to 3 pm, Monday through Saturday. Closed Sundays. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
POST DORIAN SUPPORT/GRIEF GROUP–Free
Meets virtually every Tuesday from 4:30 to 6 pm. On Zoom, contact Ruth, 252-475-0859 for invite to join via Zoom. For residents and their families coping with hurricane PTSD and COVID.
NPS VISITOR CENTER
38 Irvin Garrish Hwy. 252-475-9701. Open for boat slip rentals and trailer parking permits; three restrooms in the back are open. NPS campground now open all year. NPS campground reservations, and ORV permits available at http://www.recreation.gov. Call 252-475-9054 re ORV permits.
HYDE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
First Monday of every month except holidays, when meeting is the following day. Monday, June 7. 6 pm. On Facebook at Hyde County Public Information.
OCRACOKE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.
June 3 & June 17, 7 p.m. Volunteers always needed.
June 15, 6 pm in the Ocracoke Community Center. The meeting will be open to the public with masks as required by NC state. The meeting will also be broadcast via Facebook at Hyde County Public Information.–postponed
Ocracoke Tourism Development Authority
June 18, 9 am, virtually on Facebook at Hyde County Public Information.
OCRACOKE DECOY CARVERS GUILD MEETING
June 3, 7 pm, Community Center
Mondays and Fridays, 7:30 pm in the OVFD. Masks not required for fully vaccinated people. Also meets virtually those days at 7 pm on Zoom at aaocracoke.com. Code to enter meeting: 884 7474 7798; password: 0822.
For a list of open business, click here.
The music schedule below is subject to change and COVID-19 restrictions apply. Visit http://www.ocracokeobserver.com for updated events and breaking news.
The Breeze nightclub:
Gravitation- Live Acoustic, 9 pm, June 4;
Remedy, 9 pm, June 18
The Daniel Jordan Band, 9 pm, June 25.
Tuesdays with Coyote: June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29.
Wednesdays with Martin Garrish & Friends: June 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30.
All concerts are free. Tips welcome at www.paypal.me/coyotemusicden or donate/more info at www.coyotemusic.net. A portion of proceeds benefit the Charlotte Nemesia Castro scholarship fund at Ocracoke School.
All music from 7 to 10 pm
Raygun Ruby (80s music), Thursdays: June 3, 10, 17 & 24
Kate McNally, every Saturday
Barefood Wade, June 6, 13, 23
Jon Lea, June 26
On the Ocracoke Community Center Porch; every Thursdays and Sundays, June 3, 6, 10, 13, 20, 24 & 27; weather dependent.
Ocracoke Oyster Company:
All music starts at 6:30 pm
Bryan Mayer: June 1, 2, 15, 16, 29 & 30
Kate McNally: June 4, 11 & 25
Willis Gupton: June 18 & 19.
1718 Brewing Ocracoke:
The following are from 7 to 9 pm: Open mike with Danny Bradley: June 1; Danny Bradley solo, June 4; Brooke & Nick, June 8 & 22; Kate McNally, June 15 & 20.
Dave Pollard, June 30, from 6 to 9 pm.
Ocrafolk Festival: June 4 to 6 on the Berkley Manor grounds, featuring music, storytelling, artisans and more. For details and tickets visit http://www.ocracokealive.org.