Current Events Week of Nov. 6–12

OPS Meeting, Veterans Day, Latino Festival, music, meetings, and more!

November is Ocracoke's best-kept secret. Quiet and lovely...

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Monday, November 6th:

6pm: County Commissioners Meeting @ Community Center The agenda and packets for the Tuesday, November 6, 2017, Hyde County Board of Commissioners meeting are now available to the public. Click here to view the documents. The meeting will take place via teleconferencing equipment in the Hyde County Government Center Multi-Use Room and in the Ocracoke Community Center using electronic conferencing equipment. The public is invited to attend.

Tuesday, November 7th:   

6pm: OPS Fall Membership Potluck & Meeting @ Community Center Ocracoke Preservation Society will have its 2017 Fall Membership Meeting during which the 2017 Ocracoke Cultural Heritage Award Recipient and 2017 Historic Home Award will be announced. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy a potluck meal and fellowship as well celebrate this year’s winners. 

6:30pm: Open Jam @ Coyote Music Den, 6:30-9pm – sing, play, listen – all ages, all levels welcome (youth are encouraged to come at 6:30). No charge, but donations welcome.

Wednesday, November 8th:

6:30pm: Youth Choir Practice @ the Methodist Church. Open to all Ocracoke middle and high school students. 

7pm: Word Play @ Coyote Music Den, 7-8:30pm. If you love words … bring something you wrote, read, heard and share, listen or tell a story. No charge, but donations welcome.

Current Events Week of Nov. 6–12

Thursday, November 9th:

8:15am: Veterans Day Ceremony @ Ocracoke School Flag Circle All veterans are welcome to attend while the Ocracoke School students honor them with songs and presentations.

Friday, November 10th:

7pm: Dance Workshop @ Ocracoke School gym with Fabian Vargas of Ballet Folklorico. Join in the fun and learn some traditional Mexican folk dances!! 

7:30pm: Live Music at the Coyote Music Den! The Coyote Music 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 – "signposts of life" – and enchanting stories about growing up on Ocracoke. $15 for adults/$7 for kids under 12. More info at

Saturday, November 11th: 

Thank you, Veterans, for your service! 

11am–Midnight: The 2nd Annual Festival Latino de Ocracoke!!  Festival Latino de Ocracoke is organized by the Ocracoke Latino community with the support of Ocracoke Alive.

Don't miss the Ballet Folklorico!
Don't miss the Ballet Folklorico!

  • Books To Be Red Lawn ~ 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Music Concert by Group “Flor Y Canto” and Mariachi Flores! Food, Including Dishes from All Parts of Mexico! Traditional Mexican Games, Including Raiguela, Loteria, Giant Tic Tac Toe, This Year’s New Addition “El Toro Loco”, Pinatas and much more!
  • Área de Books To Be Red ~ 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ¡Gran Concierto Con Grupo Musical “Flor Y Canto” y "Mariachi Flores"! ¡Muestra Gastronómica Con Platillo de Todo México! ¡Juegos Tradicionales Mexicanos, Incluyendo Torneo De Raiguela, Lotería, y Gato Gigante!, ¡Además de nuestra nueva adición “El Toro Loco”, Piñatas y Mucho Mas!.
  • School Gym ~ 7:00pm – 9:00 p.m. Music Concert and Folkloric Dances presented by “Orgullo y Alma Latina” and Members of the Community! A Special Representation of Day of the Dead Celebration in Mexico!
  • Gimnasio De La Escuela ~ 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  ¡Gran Concierto de Música y Bailes Folclóricos Presentados Por Grupo de Ballet “Orgullo y Alma Latina” y Miembros de la Comunidad! ¡Además de Una Representación Especial Del Dia de Muertos! 
  • Dance at the Ocracoke Community Center ~ 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. To Close This Great Event, We Invite You to a Dance with the Band Kalidad Musical and a DJ!
  • Gran Baile en el Centro Comunitario de Ocracoke ~ 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. !Cerrando con Broche de Oro, los Invitamos al Gran Baile Con el Grupo Kalidad Musical Acompañado de un DJ Sorpresa!

6:30pm: Live Music!  Martin & Lou @ Oyster Co. 6:30-9:30pm

Sunday, November 12th:  

Last Day of the Season for the Back Porch Restaurant 

Services at both churches: Ocracoke United Methodist (Sunday School 10am; service at 11am) and Ocracoke Assembly of God (Sunday School 10am, services at 11am and 7pm). 



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