Current Events Week of March 12-18

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Windy, wet, & cold this week, but St. Patrick's Day (& sunshine) are on the way!
Current Events Week of March 12-18

If you're planning a visit during the early spring, check out the Who's Open page so you'll know where you can eat, sleep, shop, and play. Spring opening dates for your favorite places are on there, too!

Monday, March 12th:

Per the National Weather Service at Newport, NC: "A storm will form off the coast Monday, bringing widespread rain and wind to the area. The strongest winds will occur toward the coast Monday night, with minor coastal flooding possible. As colder air moves in Monday evening, we may see a few snow flakes before everything ends. NO accumulations are expected with very warm temperatures at the surface. We will remain chilly through mid-week. Want some warmer air? We will feel more like spring by the end of the week." 

10:30am: TDA meeting @ Community Center: Ocracoke Tourism Development Authority will hold their regular monthly meeting from 3–5pm. The TDA board is also known at the 2% board because they are authorized to spend the new (as of 2018) extra 2% of occupancy tax.

Current Events Week of March 12-18

Tuesday, March 13th:

6pm: WOVV Community Radio Open House & Annual Meeting @ the WOVV station. 6pm: Bring a snack or dessert to share. 7pm: Find out what's been going on at 90.1 FM!

7pm: Ocracoke Child Care board meeting @ Ocracoke United Methodist Church. The meeting will be in the adult Sunday School room.

(This week's events at the Coyote Music Den are cancelled due to construction in the Community Square.)

Wednesday, March 14th:

(This week's events at the Coyote Music Den are cancelled due to construction in the Community Square.)

7pm: Trivia Night @ Gaffer's! $2 to play; proceeds go to a good cause (TBA)! Come on out and show off how smart you are.

Current Events Week of March 12-18

Thursday, March 15th:

7pm: Ocracoke Decoy Carvers Guild meeting @ Community Center. The newly-formed guild is planning the 1st annual Decoy Festival scheduled for April 21, 2018. 

7pm: Ocracoke Friends of the Library annual meeting @ the library. All are welcome (you don't have to be a member!) to enjoy the Travelogue presentation from Solomon & Lisa Vergara and Liz Hotchkiss. Enjoy authentic Mexican treats (made locally!)

Friday, March 16th:

Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum and Gift Shop opens for the season.

Saturday, March 17th:

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Ocracoke Oyster Company opens for the season.

9:30am: Story Time @ Ocracoke Library: This week en Espanol! All are welcome.

1:30pm: The annual Ocracoke St. Patrick's Day parade! Anyone can join in and win the $550 cash prize! Parade begins at 1718 Brewery and ends at Ocracoke Bar & Grille!

Sunday, March 18th:

Services @ both churches: Ocracoke United Methodist (Sunday School 10am; service at 11am) and Ocracoke Assembly of God (Sunday School 10am, services at 11am and 6pm; also Wednesday night service at 7pm).

Current Events Week of March 12-18

Looking ahead....

March is a busy month -- lots of spring openings and annual meetings and more!

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

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This story will be updated as needed with more information, so check back! 


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