Current Events Week of July 17-23

Updated 17 weeks ago
Your guide to this week on the sandbar!

Go to the beach! And when you need a break from fun in the sun, check out all these cool things to do in the village! 

The National Park Service hosts interpretive programs on Ocracoke every week. Find that schedule here

"Taking a Break" by Douglas Hoover will be one of his many new paintings on display at Wednesday night's art opening @ Down Creek gallery.
"Taking a Break" by Douglas Hoover will be one of his many new paintings on display at Wednesday night's art opening @ Down Creek gallery.
NPS volunteers and rangers open the Ocracoke Lighthouse a couple of times a week. (You can go in, but not up!) Stop by the NPS Visitor Center for specific times or check the Current's Facebook page.

Ocracoke Friends of the Library Used Book Sale is still going on! Stop by during regular library hours: Monday–Friday, 3–7pm, and Saturday, 9am-1pm. All proceeds benefit our wonderful little library!

Monday, July 17th:

10:30am: Escape from the Library! Mystery and fun @ Ocracoke Library. This FREE activity is part of the Summer Reading Program and open to everyone!

1pm: OPS Museum Tour – Free! Today's guide is Julie Howard.

8pm: Pirate Show at Deepwater Theater! Join Desiree Ricker, David Tweedie, Gary Mitchell, and Peyton Piquard for a fun, family-friendly analysis of the infamous character Blackbeard the Pirate. 7:30pm; doors open at 7. Read more about "Blackbeard: A Historical, Hysterical Account" here.

Tuesday, July 18th:  

1pm: Birding on Ocracoke Porch Talk with Howard Bennink, Ranger, Teacher, and Business Owner @ the OPS Museum. Porch Talks are FREE, informal, and informative!

5pm: Cookbook Fundraiser on Variety Store Porch! Ocracoke School's 4th and 5th graders wrote a cookbook last year, and they're selling it to raise money for next year's field trip. Only $15 for 104 recipes!

7pm: Live Music! Bryan Mayer @ Ocracoke Oyster Co.

8pm: Live Music at the Coyote Den! The Coyote Den is in the Community Square, and will host "Coyote Plus One" at 8pm every Tuesday night. This week's guest is Kim France of Ocracoke and Boone, NC. More info at www.coyotemusic.net

Wednesday, July 19th:

10am: Arrgh! Free piratical program aboard the Skipjkack Wilma Lee with Capt. Rob and Fiddler Dave!

1pm: Kids Create-a-Craft program @ OPS Museum. Bring your kids and enjoy this special program – this week it's Make Your Own Pirate Flag! Suggested donation $5 for materials.

1pm: Makers Market on Silver Lake Local art, community offerings, located on the Wahab House lawn, next to Anchorage Inn. Parking at NPS lot. Weekly outdoor arts and crafts market with local and regional artisans.

5pm: Art Opening @ Down Creek Gallery featuring new paintings by Douglas Hoover. Douglas describes his new work as a continuation of what he loves to do, which is capturing "momentary impressions of the scenes around me that seem interesting of the people I meet and or see. Skylines, shorelines, or whatever it is I’m experiencing at the moment.” Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, complimentary beverages, and live musical entertainment provided by Rob King. All are welcome – expose yourself to art!

6pm: Family Movie Night @ the LibraryKids under 8 need to bring a grown-up. Movie TBA. 

7pm: Live Music! Jon Lea @ Dajio, 7–10pm, Bryan Mayer @ Ocracoke Oyster Co. 7–9pm.

8pm: Music at the Coyote Den! The Coyote Den is in the Community Square, and will host "Coyote: Just We Two" (just Marcy and Lou!) at 8pm every Wednesday night. More info at www.coyotemusic.net

8pm: Dingbatter's Guide to Ocracoke @ Deepwater Theater. This new comedy-skit show is the ultimate guide for Ocracoke visitors (and residents) of all ages! Join Desiree Ricker, David Tweedie, Gary Mitchell, and Peyton Piquard for answers to all your burning questions. Admission. Doors open at 7:30pm.

9pm: Sing out! It's Karaoke Night @ Ocracoke Oyster Co.!

Thursday, July 20th:

10am: Free program aboard the Skipjack Wilma Lee! Learn about Navigation and Make Your Own Compass with Laura McClain.

11am: Feel the Energy! with a fun program with Tideland (Ocracoke's electric utility) @ Ocracoke Library. This FREE program is part of the Summer Reading Program. It's shockingly fun and will leave you energized!

1pm: Porch Talk @ the OPS Museum. Learn about Pirates with Fiddler Dave Tweedie and his crew! Porch Talks are FREE, informal, informative, and fun! 

3pm: Live Music! Martin Garrish & Lou Castro @ Ocracoke Oyster Company! Come out to hear some amazing guitar playing, 3–6pm

6pm: Wine tasting at Zillie's Island Pantry! Summer wine tastings take place every Thursday and Friday at 6pm, and pair five great wines with delicious hors d'oeuvres from the pantry. Space is limited, so make a reservation, and sign up at zillies.com.

7pm: Live Music! Raygun Ruby, your favorite retro-80's band, plays 7-10pm @ Dajio!

8pm: Molasses Creek in concert every Thursday at 8pm @ Deepwater Theater. Doors open at 7:30pm. Reserve your tickets online at molassescreek.com

Friday, July 21st:

9am: Rumor has it that the DMV will be on Ocracoke! Stop by the Fire Hall between 9am-Noon and see if they made it! If you have biz with the DMV, get there as early as possible. FYI: you can renew your driver's license up to 6 months before it expires. 

10am: Free program aboard the Skipjack Wilma Lee! Learn about the Anatomy of a Boat with Tom Pahl. Free and family-friendly!

10am: Storytime @ Ocracoke Library! Ages 0-Up because everyone LOVES a good story! Join us in the library for stories and fun! This event is open to the public, visitors and locals alike!

1pm: OPS Museum Tour. Free! Today's guide is Bill Jones.

6pm: Wine tasting at Zillie's Island Pantry! Summer wine tastings take place every Thursday and Friday at 6pm, and pair five great wines with delicious hors d'oeuvres from the pantry. Space is limited, so make a reservation, and sign up at zillies.com.

7pm: Live Music! Kate McNally @ Ocracoke Oyster Company, 7–10pm. 

8pm: Live Music at the Coyote Den! The Coyote Den is in the Community Square, and will host Martin Garrish and Friends "Playing Your Ocracoke Memories" every Friday night through November. Beloved island native Martin Garrish shares songs – "sign posts of life" – and enchanting stories about growing up on Ocracoke. $15 for adults/$7 for kids under 12. More info at www.coyotemusic.net

Saturday, July 22nd: 

7pm: Live Music! Martin & Friends @ Ocracoke Oyster Co.

Sunday, July 23rd: 

2pm: Stratford-upon-Ocracoke Shakespeare Reading @ Ocracoke Library. We will read a couple of scenes from a play, discuss, and have fun! No previous study or knowledge required! Everyone is welcome.

Looking ahead....

Check out the Ocracoke Current calendar for more events and information! We're on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, too!

Send info about any events we may have missed to ocracokecurrent@gmail.com. Current Events stories are updated as needed with more information, so check back!

 
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