Current Events Week of March 20-26th
Monday, March 20th:
Happy First Day of Spring! Winter just arrived last week, so spring might be a little late this year... Whether it feels like it or not, this is astronomical first day of spring, the Vernal Equinox, halfway between the winter and summer solstices. Night and day are nearly equal, and our days will continue to get longer until June 21st. The official moment that spring arrives today is 6:29am when the earth crosses the celestial equator and starts to tilt the other way towards the sun.
Ocracoke Oyster Company opens for the season today! Serving lunch and dinner every day.
Tuesday, March 21st:
6pm: WOVV Annual Meeting at the radio station. All are welcome! 6pm: snacks and desserts (please bring one to share) and see the new station. 7pm: Meeting! It's a time to share ideas and news, and show your support and interest. Get involved with WOVV 90.1 FM, your Ocracoke Community Radio.
7pm: Coyote Music Den's Winter Jams every Tuesday through March, 7–9pm. Bring your instrument and join in!
Wednesday, March 22nd:
Play Ball! Home Middle School baseball game at 4pm @ Ocracoke Community Park. Go Dolphins!
Thursday, March 23rd:
Howard's Pub opens for their 27th season! Serving lunch and dinner every day!
7–9pm: Word Play Gathering at Coyote Music Den. Spoken, written, stories, songs, something original, or you are reading, any genre, all ages, all "levels" ...
Friday, March 24th:
2pm: Outer Banks Community Foundation Meet & Greet @ Oyster Co. Stop by and learn about applying for grants, fundraising, Ocracoke endowments, and more! 2–3pm.
6pm: Ocracoke School Spring Variety Show 6pm in the School Gym. Proceeds will benefit Ocracoke School PTA. All are welcome to perform -- sign up by March 17th.
Saturday, March 25th:
Time TBA: Home Varsity Baseball game. Go Dolphins!
6pm: Live music! Martin & Friends at Ocracoke Oyster Company, 6-9pm.
Sunday, March 26th:
Another quiet early spring day on the island. You could go to church.... Both churches have 11am services; the Assembly of God also has a 7pm service.
Ocracoke Friends of the Library annual meeting @ 7pm on March 28th at the Library.
NPS Beach Clean-Up @ Noon on March 30th following the NPS public comment meeting about proposed changes to accommodate the passenger ferries.
6th Annual Ocracoke 10k/5k, 1 Mile Family Fun Run & 2nd Annual Half Marathon will be April 29th & 30th. Register here.
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