MEDICAL EMERGENCY: Call 911
OCRACOKE HEALTH CENTER
305 Back Rd. 252-928-1511; M-F, 8 a.m. to noon & 1-5 p.m. Call first. After hours: 252-928-SICK (7425).
ISLAND MOBILE MEDICAL CARE
Gail Covington, family nurse practitioner. In-home visits by appt. Call 252-996-0511. Closed until April 1.
Laura L. Trent, DVM, 252-923-3787. Ocracoke mobile veterinarian.
Roanoke Island Animal Clinic visits the island on the third Wednesday each month. Not on island in March. Appointments required. Call 252-473-3117.
Coastal Animal Hospital, 47959 NC Hwy 12, Buxton: Tues. to Thurs. 252-995-3960.
Ocracoke Island Yoga Studio, 37 Back Rd.
All classes: $20 for visitors. Loaner mats available first-come, first-served. For details, see Facebook under ocracokeyoga. 919-696-7179. Reopens March 6.
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.
In Little Rituals shop in Spencer’s Market Wednesday’s 7-8 pm led by Brooke German, $35. Must pre-register, space limited. Sign up in shop or call 757-275-6897.
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.
Tuesday: 6:30 pm Celebrate Recovery
Ocracoke United Methodist Church
Worship at 11 a.m. Sunday mornings mornings.
Village Thrift Shop is not accepting clothing donations at the moment due to an overwhelming amount of donations.
OCRACOKE COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Moving back to the building on Back Road but won’t reopen until late March. The Friends of the Library Annual Meeting will be at 6 p.m. Monday, March 27, at the library. All are welcome to attend and see the library’s progress.
Storywalk (along Robbie’s Way off Silver Lake Drive). No parking along the street.
OCRACOKE PRESERVATION SOCIETY
49 Water Plant Rd. 252-928-7375. Closed until late March/early April. Spring membership meeting March 14, 7 pm, Community Center. Ocracoke Through Your Eyes Art Auction, March 18. Community Center.
Supports the community cat colonies. http://www.ocracats.org, email email@example.com and Facebook. All revenues to care for community cats are by donations. Donations welcomed, online or mailed. P.O. Box 993, Ocracoke, NC 27960.
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.
OCRACOKE DISCOVERY CENTER
38 Irvin Garrish Hwy. 252-475-9701. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10 am to noon through April. Ranger programs resume in April.
Open for boat slip rentals and trailer parking permits; three restrooms in are open. NPS campground open all year. NPS campground reservations, and ORV permits available at http://www.recreation.gov.
N.C. SHELL CLUB
To ID shells found on Ocracoke, visit online at http://www.ncshellclub.com/Collect.htm, or click here. Spring meeting on Ocracoke March 24 & 25, 7 pm each night in the Ocracoke Community Center. All welcome.
Hyde County Transit giving Ocracoke islanders rides “up the beach” to Dare County as general transportation. Free to those 60+. For others, $3.20 to Avon; $5 for the Outer Banks trips. Call to schedule. 252-926-1637
HYDE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
First Monday of every month except holidays. March 6. 6 pm. On Facebook at Hyde County Public Information.
Ocracoke Decoy Carvers Guild March 2, 7 pm. Community Center.
Ocracoke Advisory Planning Board, Tuesday, March 7, 5:30 p.m. Community Center
Ocracoke Civic & Business Association, March 21, 6 pm. Community Center. (meeting the third Tuesday of each month.)
Ocracoke Waterways Commission: The third Wednesday of every month, 6:30 pm. Community Center.
Ocracoke Tourism Development Authority March 17, May 19, 9 am Community Center and on Facebook at Hyde County Public Information.
Occupancy Tax Board meeting March 28, 6 pm. Community Center.
Mondays at 7 pm on Zoom at aaocracoke.com. Code to enter meeting: 884 7474 7798; password: 0822. Fridays, 7:30 pm in the OVFD. Masks not required for fully vaccinated people.
For a list of open businesses, click here.
Visit http://www.ocracokeobserver.com for updated events and breaking news.
Ocracoke Through Your Eyes Art Auction, 7 pm, March 18. Community Center
Red Cross/Ocracoke School Beta Club Blood Drive, noon to 6 pm. March 29 & 8 am to 2 pm March 30, Community Center.
Ocracoke Waterfowl Festival, April 15. Berkley Barn
The 12th Annual Scallywag 5K/10K & 7th Annual Blackbeard’s Half Marathon will be held Saturday, April 29, and Sunday, April 30.