May 2019 Ocracoke Island directory

Pamlico Sound evening. Photo: C. Leinbach

Pamlico Sound evening. 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) 8 to 9 a.m. No classes April 14 to May 20.
Equipment provided. Arrive early; class starts promptly.

Ocracoke Island Yoga Studio, 37 Back Rd.
Monday: 6 to 7:30 am, Gentle Yoga 

Tuesday: 5:30 to 6:30 pm Beginners yoga 101; 7 to 9 pm Craft Night (Free; bring your own crafts)
Wednesday:  9:30 to 10:45 am Vinyasa; 5:30 to 6:45 pm Mindful Meditation
Thursday: 9:30 to 10:30 am Vinyasa; 5:30 to 6:30 pm Rocket Yoga
Friday: 6 to 6:45 am Sunrise Express Yoga; 9:30 to 10:30 am TGIF Vinyasa
Saturday & Sunday: 9:30 to 10:30 am Gentle Yoga
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 for more info.

Yoga with Amy at Angie’s Gym
141 Sand Dollar Rd.
252-921-0182 or amy@yogawithamy.net

YOGA WITH AMY. 252-921-0182 or amy@yogawithamy.net
New schedule:  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. See www.yogawithamy.net or call for questions. No reservations required. 

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.
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 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 p.m.; Wednesday: 3 to 8 p.m.
May 3 to 10 Scholastic Book Fair fundraiser during public hours; May 7: Book Fair Family Night, 6 to 7 pm. Games, treats, and crafts. Kids who bring an adult will be entered into a raffle to win books and gift certificates.
May 15 to 18. Arts and Crafts Supplies Swap: Bring your still-usable arts and crafts supplies to the library by May 14. All items will be free. Those who donate before May 14, will get an Early Bird ticket. The library also seeks supplies for Summer Reading Program activities: Yarn, fabric, scrapbooking supplies, paint, stencils, ribbon, googly eyes, beads, tools, etc.

OCRACOKE PRESERVATION SOCIETY
49 Water Plant Rd. 252-928-7375
Hours in season: 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 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

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.

MEETINGS

HYDE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
First Monday of every month except holidays, when meeting is the following day. 6 p.m. Community Center. Budget 2019-2020 workshop all day May 13.  Budget hearing: 5 p.m. June 3. Final vote on budget: June 24, special meeting. Community Center 

OCBA
May 15, Civic Affairs meeting, 6 pm, Community Center

OCRACOKE OCCUPANCY TAX BOARD
May 20, Special Tram meeting, 4 pm, Community Center

OCRACOKE WATERWAYS COMMISSION
May 20, 5:30 pm, Community Center

COMMUNITY CENTER BOARD MEETING
May 21, 7:30 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

Down Creek Gallery, Jennifer Stone “Jenstones Jewelry,” 2:30 to 5 pm May 8; Art Opening, 4:30 pm, May 29.

77th British Cemetery Ceremony 11 am, May 10. Reception to follow at the Berkley Barn.

Friends of Portsmouth Island Meeting, 10 am, May 18, Ocracoke School

Island Tram Transportation to begin, May 19.

Ocracoke Firemen’s Ball, 4 pm to midnight May 25, Berkley Barn.

US Navy Beach Jumpers Association 10th Anniversary Reunion: May 24 to 26, Community Center

Ocrafolk Music and Storytelling Festival, June 7, 8 & 9.

WOVV Women’s Arm Wrestling Tournament, Berkley Barn, 7 pm Thursday, June 13 

Laser Light Madness, Community Center, three sessions from 5:30 to 11 pm May 31.