Current Events August 13-19

Updated 2 years ago
Allison O'Neal's winning Fig Tarts from 2016!
Allison O'Neal's winning Fig Tarts from 2016!
Your guide to this week on the sandbar: Figs and More Figs!

Lots of stuff going on this week! 

The Ocracoke Friends of the Library Used Book Sale continues through August 24th when the library is open: Monday–Friday 3–7pm (3–8pm on Wednesday) and Saturday 9am–1pm. Books are cheap! $1 each for up to 24 books -- take 25 and they are ALL FREE!  

Monday, August 13th:

8:30am: NPS Crabbing More info @ NPS Visitor Center

1pm: NPS Pirates More info @ NPS Visitor Center

3pm: NPS Barrier Islands More info @ NPS Visitor Center

8pm: A Tale of Blackbeard @ the Ocracoke School gym. Call (252) 921-0260 to reserve tickets. Act fast! it's a popular sell-out show. Singing, dancing, and swordfighting pirates woo talented village girls on the eve of Blackbeard's final battle at Ocracoke! The show runs Monday nights through August 13. For presale tickets and more info visit http://www.ocracokealive.org. ONE NIGHT ONLY: Emmet Temple will be playing the role of Richard! (Full disclosure: he's my kid.)

8:30pm: NPS Night Sky program @ Lifeguard Beach More info @ NPS Visitor Center

Tuesday, August 14th: 

8:30am: NPS Cast Netting More info @ NPS Visitor Center

2:30pm: NPS Ocracoke History More info @ NPS Visitor Center

7pm: Trivia Night @ Gaffer's Sports Pub $2 per person to play; limit 4 on a team. Donations will go to the reward for the Howard Street sign! If not recovered the entire reward will be split between OPS and Ocracats.

8pm: Live Music! Coyote Plus One! The Coyote Music Den is in the Community Square, and will host "Coyote Plus One" at 8pm every Tuesday night. This week's special guest is Jay TurnerMore info at www.coyotemusic.net NEW SPECIAL PRICING (door only): Seniors $12, Locals $10, Students $7, $15 adults/$7 kids under 12. Share the magic! Doors open at 7:30pm. Bring your own refreshments; soft drinks and water available for purchase.

Wednesday, August 15th: 

8am: Diabetes Day @ Ocracoke Health Center: Special appointments will be available from 8am–3pm for Diabetics, Pre-diabetics and those concerned about diabetes. Call 252-928-1511 to schedule appointments or with any questions. The community is invited to come by without an appointment from 3pm–5pm for education, snacks, and giveaways.

8:30am: NPS Crabbing More info @ NPS Visitor Center

10:30am: NPS Turtles Program More info @ NPS Visitor Center

1pm: Kids Create-a-Craft program @ OPS Museum. Bring your kids and enjoy this special program. Free events; donations gladly accepted.

2:30pm NPS Pirates More info @ NPS Visitor Center 

6pm: Wine tasting at Zillie's Island Pantry! Wine tastings take place every Thursday @ 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.

6:30pm: Live Music! Jay Turner @ Oyster Co.

7pm: Movie Night @ Ocracoke Library Free! Come on out to watch "Pup Star"! Bring a pillow or cushion to get comfy and enjoy the show. Snack provided. 

8pm: Live Music @ the Coyote Music Den! Special guest Ocrafolk Festival favorite Shana Tucker! The Coyote Music Den is in the Community Square, and will host "Coyote: Just We Two" (just Marcy and Lou!) at 8pm every Wednesday night. NEW SPECIAL PRICING (door only): Seniors $12, Locals $10, Students $7, $15 adults/$7 kids under 12. Share the magic! Doors open at 7:30pm. Bring your own refreshments; soft drinks and water available for purchase. 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: Karaoke @ Oyster Co. You know you wanna sing!

Thursday, August 16th:

8:30am: NPS Program @ Pony Pens More info @ NPS Visitor Center

1pm: Porch Talk @ OPS Museum"Mounted Boy Scouts" with Rudy Austin. Capt. Rudy will tell about his experience as one of the famous Ocracoke Mounted Boy Scouts. Porch Talks are FREE, informal, and informative.

1:30pm: Ocracoke Lighthouse open for viewing. You can go in, but not up! 1:30-3:30pm.

2:30pm: NPS Barrier Islands More info @ NPS Visitor Center

6pm: Wine tasting at Zillie's Island Pantry! Wine tastings take place every Thursday @ 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! Jay Turner @ Oyster Co.

8pm: Live Music! Raygun Ruby @ Dajio, 8–11pm

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

Friday, August 17th:

10am: Ocracoke Lighthouse open for viewing. You can go in, but not up! 10-Noon.

1pm: Porch Talk @ OPS Museum: Come listen as Crystal Canterbury tells about the battle of WWII that was just off our coast. Many are unaware that the war was so very close! Porch Talks are FREE, informal, and informative.

2:30pm: NPS Turtles program. More info @ NPS Visitor Center

6pm: Fig Festival @ OPS Museum: Concert with Molasses Creek; Traditional Ocracoke Square Dance; Ocracoke Figs Porch Talk with Chester Lynn; Fig Preserves Tasting Contest; Fig Tamales sale with Ocracoke Alive.

6pm: Wine tasting at Zillie's Island Pantry! Wine tastings take place every Friday @ 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.

6pm: Live Music! Willis Gupton @ Jolly Roger

7pm: Live Music! Kate McNally @ Ocracoke Oyster Co.

8pm: Live Music! Mercy Creek @ Dajio 

8pm: Music at the Coyote Music Den! The Coyote Den is in the Community Square, and will host Martin Garrish & Friends "Playing Your Ocracoke Memories" every Friday night. NEW SPECIAL PRICING (door only): Seniors $12, Locals $10, Students $7, $15 adults/$7 kids under 12. Share the magic! More info at www.coyotemusic.net

Saturday, August 18th:

10am: Ocracoke Fig Festival @ OPS Museum grounds: 10am–3pm: Bring Fig Cake Bake-Off entries to OPS Museum; 10am–4pm: Figtastic Vendor Booths: Fig cakes, fig preserves, fig art, fig everything!; 10am–4pm: OPS Museum and Gift Shop open; 10am: Porch Talk & Book Signing with Jeanie Owens and Della Gaskill; 11am: Live music with Kate McNally; 11am-3pm: Figgy tie-dye for kids with Kim Hanson; Noon: Live music performances with Ocracoke Kids; 1pm: Live music with Molasses Creek; 1pm: Storytelling for kids with Bill Jones aboard the Blanche; 2pm: Kids Create-A-Craft; 2pm: Live music with Coyote; 3pm: Porch Talk & Book Signing with Chester Lynn; 3pm: Fig Cakes on Display; 4pm: Judging (Listen live on WOVV 90.1FM); 5pm: Awards Ceremony & Fig-For-All – sharing of the fig cakes

6pm: Live Music! Willis Gupton @ Jolly Roger

6pm: Ocracoke Fig Festival @ Berkley Barn! Beer, wine, soft drinks, and BBQ available for purchase. Free fig cake while it lasts! 6pm: Acoustic jazz with Martin Garrish & Friends; 7pm: Fig Cake Bake-Off Awards/Announcements; 7pm: Country music with Martin Garrish & Friends; 8pm-11pm: Dance with the Ocracoke Rockers

8pm Live Music! Kate McNally @ Dajio, 8–11pm

9pm: Fiesta Latina @ Community Center DJ Garcia from Newport News, VA will be spinning the tunes. $10 admission, which gets you a door prize ticket for Festival Latino t-shirts and buckets of beer raffled off through the night. Cash bar available. Proceeds benefit Ocracoke Alive/Festival Latino de Ocracoke.

Sunday, August 19th:

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).

Looking ahead....

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

Send info about any events we may have missed to ocracokecurrent@gmail.com.

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

 

 

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