news of special events, workshops,
meetings, etc. on Hatteras and Ocracoke islands to firstname.lastname@example.org.
as a document or plain text. Please do not send only PDFs of
other announcements. You can send these
for illustration, but we need text. We must receive your announcement
one week before the event.
Local food meeting will be Monday, June 3
County citizens are invited to join Dare County Cooperative Extension
Service and the Center for Environmental Farming Systems for a local
food meeting on Monday, June 3. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.
at the Comfort Inn South, 8031 Old Oregon Inlet Road, Nags Head.
The agenda includes examining how we feed ourselves and how we might work together to support the local food economy.
purpose of the meeting is to examine the relevance of a food council in
the county and to take initial steps towards developing a council as a
A local food council is a volunteer group made up
of representatives from the different parts of the local foods system,
including consumers, producers, processors, retailers and other
stakeholders. Every food council organizes in its own
unique way, but most focus on assessing the local food system,
identifying and bridging gaps in the system, and developing key
linkages in the region and across the state.
The idea for a Dare
County local food council took root at a winter conference held by
Saltwater Connections, a regional initiative aimed at sustaining
livelihoods, cultural heritage and natural resources from Hatteras
Island to Ocracoke and Down East Carteret County. Participants
identified sustaining the local commercial fishing industry and
enhancing access to North Carolina produce as major issues.
For more information, contact Susan West, Hatteras Island coordinator for Saltwater Connections, at email@example.com or 252-995-4131.
Ocracoke Gallery plans June art openings
Creek Gallery, now in its eighth year of promoting local artist and
their works, will again launch its “Expose Yourself to Art” series this
June. The art openings are held at the gallery with refreshments, live
music, and light hors d’oeuvres provided. All are invited, locals and
visitors, to share in these social evenings with the local artist. The
Openings are from 5 until 8 p.m.
The openings are:
Selman will present her most recent paintings in an exhibit on
Thursday, June 6. She is a traditional painter who studied in the
Boston School under master painter and instructor Paul
Ingbretson. The Boston School has as its objective a solid
foundation and understanding of painting, including drawing, color, and
Row can be seen painting in the marshes and
fields around Ocracoke. She loves the huge views and big skies
that Ocracoke offers. In fact, Ocracoke is one of her favorite
places to paint. She can be seen painting in all types of weather
situations, whether a sunny, snowy, or windy day or cold or warm
"Painting from life offers the best way to train a
painter's eye," remarks Row. Her love of painting nature from
life has led her to paint throughout the U.S.
An art opening for the work of Sarah Searight will be on Thursday, June 20.
is a native of Austin, Texas, an artist, Southern Methodist University
graduate, U.S. Coast Guard-certified captain, and water-lover.
For her loyal customers, fans, and critics alike, the characteristics
that come to mind when one faces her work are that she is flamboyant
with color while remaining true to the environment from which she
derives her inspiration. An expert at capturing movement and
light into her paintings, she also captures beauty that few take time
Showing out of her studio/gallery on Ocracoke, she records the life of a protected nature reserve with respect and veneration.
has been coming to Ocracoke for the last 12 years and has developed a
following for her fresh, flowing oils, watercolors, and acrylic
paintings. Her paintings and drawings capture the many moods of
Ocracoke's beautiful landscape.
For more information on Row
Selman or Sarah Seawright, call or come by the Gallery located on the
waterfront at 260 Irvin Garrish or Highway 12 in Ocracoke
village. The phone number is 252-928-4400. You can also check out
these and other artists and artworks at downcreekgallery.com.
Bingo nights planned at Cape Hatteras Anglers Club
Cape Hatteras Anglers Club has bingo on Wednesday nights on the dates listed below.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start promptly at 7 p.m.
prizes are all cash and everyone is welcome. The Anglers Club is
located at 47231 Light Plant Road in Buxton – the road is just across
from Conner’s Supermarket. For more information, call
2013 Bingo Schedule
July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
August 7, 14, 21, 28
September 4, 18
October 2, 16, 30
November 13, 20
Coastal Federation to sponsor inaugural fishing tournament
North Carolina Coastal Federation will sponsor its inaugural fishing
tournament aboard the Miss Hatteras on Saturday, June 8. The full-day,
offshore bottom fishing tournament will start at Oden's Dock in
Hatteras at 6 a.m., and the boat will return at 4 p.m.
costs $95 for federation members and $120 for non-members. The
non-member price includes a one-year federation membership. Space is
limited. Register on-line at www.nccoast.org or by calling 252-473-1607.
participants receive a tournament T-shirt. Fishing gear, tackle,
bait and a one-day saltwater fishing license will be provided as part
of the registration fee.
will be awarded for various categories, including smallest, biggest and
most fish caught. This is a family-friendly event recommended for
children 12 years old and up. Anyone under 18 years old must be
accompanied by a paying adult.
the event of severe weather, a rain date is scheduled for Saturday,
June 15. Registration fees will transfer over to this date, but are
preparation for the day, please bring plenty of water and a packed
lunch. If you are prone to sea sickness, it is highly recommended that
you take a dose of motion sickness medicine the night before the trip.
Wear comfortable clothes.
Come enjoy a day on the deep blue on the 75-foot Miss Hatteras and help support the federation. Visit www.nccoast.org, or call 252-473-1607 for more details and registration.
Full Moon lighthouse climbs scheduled for May 24
a special experience for the visiting public and local communities, the
National Park Service will be offering full moon climbs of the Cape
Hatteras Lighthouse the evening of Friday, May 24. Two tours will
be given -- one at 8:30 p.m. and a second at 9:30 p.m., and each tour
is limited to 30 people.
Tickets must be purchased in
advance. The full moon climb ticket sales will start on
Wednesday, May 22, 2013. The lighthouse ticket booth is open from
8:15 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. daily and tickets for this event are
As there are no lights inside the lighthouse,
climbers will navigate the 257 stair staircase using handheld
flashlights. During the climb, park rangers will provide stories
of the arduous duties of the lighthouse keepers.
the watch room, visitors will be able to view the light up close and in
motion and hear of the operation of the beacon, past and present – a
truly unique experience. Outside on the lighthouse balcony
(weather permitting) climbers will get a glimpse of what the lighthouse
keepers of old were able to experience – seeing that beam of light
reaching out to sea and the reflection of the newly risen moon on the
Things to know:
1. Tickets, limited to the first
60 purchasers, must be purchased in person, in advance, at the
lighthouse ticket booth and begin Wed., May 22. It is anticipated
that tickets will sell out early. Standard admission fees apply
-- $8 for adults and $4 for children (11 years of age and under) as
well as seniors (62 and older). The lighthouse ticket booth,
located at the lighthouse site, is open from 8:15 a.m. – 4:40 p.m.
2. Each participant must bring a handheld flashlight with fresh, serviceable batteries.
All participants are required to be at least 42 inches tall and must
climb the steps on their own – they can not be carried. If
unsure, check with park rangers before purchasing your non-refundable
ticket. Also, keep in mind that some youngsters, although meeting
height requirements, may not enjoy the dimly lit, sometimes
4. Children 11 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult (16 years of age or older).
5. For safety reasons, all participants must climb and descend with the group. No exceptions.
Know you limitations! The lighthouse is tall, dark, often hot,
humid, and can be a challenge to climb. There are no internal
lights or air conditioning.
7. All routine lighthouse safety
requirements, as well as restrictions as to eating, drinking, gum etc.,
apply. This information will be provided at the time of ticket
8. Tickets are non-refundable. If the program is
cancelled due to weather, the ticket holder may exchange the ticket the
following morning, Saturday May 25, 2013, between the hours of 8:15
a.m. and 9:15 a.m. for a replacement ticket useable only on May
25. This ticket will be for day climbing only.
For more general information on the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse see http://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/climbing-the-cape-hatteras-lighthouse.htm
Kinnakeet fish fry dinners start May 25
Kinnakeet Civic Association Fish Fry starts Saturday, May 25. The group
will continue every Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Avon Volunteer
Fire Department through the Labor Day weekend.
are $9 and kids and seniors plates are $6. Dessert is available for $1.
The dinners include fried fish, cole slaw, baked beans, hush puppies,
and a drink.
The civic association also needs volunteers each
Saturday to help with the fish fry and donation of supplies. Volunteers
put up and take down signs, prep the food, set up tables and chairs,
fry the hush puppies and fish, set up and serve the food, and clean up
and put away tables and chairs.
If you can help with any of these tasks, please call Robin Ames at 995-4534 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
proceeds go to support the many activities of the KCA such as
playground improvements, history potluck dinners, the scholarship fund
and health fair, and enabling the group to contribute to the fire
department, village churches, school events, fireworks, Community Fair,
and many other island organizations. This year, fish fry meals will
also be delivered to Avon shut-ins.
Barbecue lunch fundraiser will be May 25
Cape Hatteras Wounded Warrior Project will host a barbecue lunch
fundraiser on Saturday, May 25, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Arts and
Crafts Show at Indiantown Gallery on Highway 12 in Frisco.
cost is $9 a plate, which includes barbecue, beans, slaw, a roll, and a
drink. Take out only. All proceeds will benefit the project.
Memorial Day Service planned in Hatteras village
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Cape Hatteras Flotilla 16-4, along with the
Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat Station Hatteras Inlet and the Graveyard of
the Atlantic Museum, will sponsor a Memorial Day service to give thanks
and honor those who have served our country on Monday, May 27, at 10
a.m. at Hatteras United Methodist Church.
The guest speaker will be Irene Nolan, editor of The Island Free Press.
To reserve seating for a veteran, you can call Kal Gancsos with the Coast Guard Auxiliary at 986-1401.
the sponsors of the event want to honor those families living on
Hatteras Island who relatives made the ultimate sacrifice in the
service and defense of their country. If a deceased member of
your family belongs on that honor roll, please call Ganscos or e-mail
him at email@example.com.
Fashion fundraiser planned at REAL Watersports
the third year, REAL Watersports in Waves is hosting the Sunset Swim
Charity Runway Event. There will be fashion, prizes, entertainment, a
DJ, and more.
The Sunset Swim event will be on Thursday, June
6. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for drinks and socializing. The
fashion show stars at 8:30, with dancing and raffle to follow. Tickets
may be bought in advance and at the door. General admission is $10. VIP
admission, which includes front row seating and entrance to raffle, is
$25. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 at the door.
fun down the runway with raising funds for cancer, the Sunset Swim
charity fashion show, aims to entertain, as well as garner attention
for cancer prevention and awareness. Featuring local designers and
boutiques, the event presents local models in stylish swimwear,
colorful suits, and beautiful jewelry and accessories. The night will
begin with music from Big Hair Productions. Guest may mingle while
sipping Sunset Swim signature drinks and perusing our auction items.
charity fashion show raises money to fund Athletes 4 Cancer’s Camp Koru
Survivorship Program, which uses surfing, standup paddling, skiing, and
snowboarding as channels of growth and life-renewal after cancer has
taken so much away. All the money raised directly benefits this
Tickets are on sale at REAL Watersports and online at
sensibikinis.com/events. Sponsors include Blu Boutique, Mojo’s Sunset
Café, Ocean Atlantic Rentals, Sunset Salon, Big Hair Productions,and
Dare Day Festival is Sunday, June 1, in Manteo
38th annual Dare Day Festival will be on Saturday, June 1, from 9 a.m.
until 6 p.m. on the Manteo Waterfront. The Dare Day festival is a
celebration of Dare County and its heritage, and is the official
kickoff for the summer season in Dare County.
begins at 9 a.m. with “The Blessing of the Season” by local pastor Ken
Davenport of Hatteras United Methodist Church on The Magnolia Market
Stage. Entertainment will follow throughout the day on the Magnolia
Market Stage and the Marshes Light Stage. Also, on The Magnolia Market
Stage at noon will be the presentation of two Dare Day awards honoring
outstanding citizens from both the Town of Manteo and Dare County.
and food vendors will open their booths on the Manteo Waterfront and
surrounding areas with a variety of beautiful crafts offerings and
delicious foods. To reserve your space, contact the Dare Day office at
252-475-5629 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
smell of seafood, polish sausages, hamburgers, hotdogs, funnel cakes,
and much more will fill the air. There will be homemade and soft-serve
ice cream, slushies, freshly squeezed lemonade and all kinds of cold
drinks to quench your thirst during the Dare Day Festival.
will be able to have their faces painted, ride a kiddie train or
ponies, play games, and enjoy the inflatable slide and moon walk.
Dare Day is a fun-filled family event and is a festival that you will not want to miss. Check out the Facebook page at facebook/daredays.com.
'Empty bowls' fundraiser is May 30
An "empty bowls" fundraiser is set for Thursday, May 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Cape Hatteras Secondary School Cafeteria.
your $10 donation, you will get a ceramic bowl that is handmade by
local potters and students and a meal of soup, chowders, and chili made
by islanders and local restaurants, warm bread, and a cook drink.
Homemade baked goods will also be available for purchase. The donation
for youngsters elementary age and younder is $3. Entertainment will be
provided by the Cape Hatteras Secondary School jazz band.
fundraiser is sponsored by the secondary and elementary school arts
students, Antoinette Mattingly of Kinnakeet Clay, and Edith Camp of
Catfish Pottery. The event will benefit Hatteras Island food pantries
and Hatteras Island Meals.
The 14th annual Ocrafolk Festival will showcase new and returning artists
14th annual Ocrafolk Festival on Ocracoke Island will feature new and
returning artists the weekend of June 7 to 9. Presented by
Ocracoke Alive, the festival celebrates music, storytelling, and
artisans from the North Carolina coastal region and beyond. In
the February 2012 issue of Coastal Living magazine, the Ocrafolk
Festival was rated as one of the top 15 island festivals in the world.
The 2013 Ocrafolk Festival is also seeking individual and business sponsorships.
are excited about the new perks we are offering for supporting the
Ocrafolk Festival this year," says Festival Director David
Tweedie. "In addition to our heartfelt thanks and press
recognition, sponsors can receive tickets to the Friday night feed and
the special Saturday night Ocrachicks concert, sailing trips on the
Skipjack Wilma Lee and more. Best of all, donors help ensure that
this great event can happen for another year."
The festival is financed with donations, grants, admission buttons, merchandise sales and fundraisers.
Interested contributors can find out more information on donation levels at http://www.ocracokealive.org/ocrafolkfestivalsponsors.cfm and can donate online or by mail.
As the festival has grown over the years, the producing staff has added new dimensions, with a few new ones this year.
year, commemorative, limited-edition buttons were sold to help with
revenue. This year, these buttons will be required for patrons wanting
to sit in the festival-supplied seating.
A change has been
made this year in the Friday Night Feed from 5 to 7 p.m. This
will not be a community potluck but will be catered by the Pony Island
Restaurant and will be $15 a plate.
dessert will be available at the Art Auction at 7 p.m. in the newly
renovated Berkley Manor, 155 Silver Lake Dr., near the south ferry
docks. A cash wine and beer bar also will be available at the auction.
Saturday’s event from noon to 6 p.m., those who want to enjoy a glass
of wine or beer may do so within earshot of the music in the new Beer
and Wine Garden. Zillie’s Island Pantry will provide the
A late night singer-songwriter circle will
take place Saturday night at 9:30 in Ocracoke Coffee. It is open
to all musicians.
Last year, a new stage was added—the Workshop
Stage—to great acclaim, where aspiring musicians can learn from
professionals. This stage will again take place on the lawn of
the Ocracoke United Methodist Church.
For children, the ever-popular fish print T-Shirts will be available Saturday morning from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
performers this year include Caravan of Thieves, Cassie &
Maggie MacDonald, Jeanne Jolly, The Outliers, The Alberti Flea Circus
and Paperhand Puppets.
They will perform on the Live Oak Stage
on the Books to be Red grounds and the Howard Street Stage, along with
returning favorites Storyteller Donald Davis, Molasses Creek, Beleza, L
Shape Lot, Jacob Johnson, Bernie Petteway, The Green Grass Cloggers,
Martin Garrish, Phil Kelly, Bob Zentz, Philip Howard, Capt. Rob Temple
& Sundae Horn, The Ocrafolk Opry, Chainsaw Artist Clyde Jones, Jef
the Mime, Lou Castro and the Jazzcasters, Rodney Kemp, Craicdown, John
Golden, The Ocrachicks and more.
Fine artists and crafters on
the festival grounds will showcase their works in painting, sculpture,
wood carving, jewelry, textiles and more. Food will be available by
some of Ocracoke's finest eateries.
For more details visit the festival website at www.ocracokealive.org.
Alive, Inc., is a private non-profit committed to enriching the
Ocracoke Island community through the encouraging and sponsoring
cultural, artistic, educational, and environmental activities including
the production of plays, musicals, musical events, exhibits, schools,
workshops and festivals.
Registration underway for Hatteras UMC Community Preschool
United Methodist Church Community Preschool is now enrolling
students for the 2013-2014 school year. Registration forms are
available at the Hatteras UMC Office, at the Hatteras Library, from the
school, or by e-mailing the school at email@example.com.
Classes are available for children ages 2-5 and any child who
will be 2 years old by Aug. 26 is eligible to apply. Please
return your completed registration form, along with the $45
registration fee, to the HUMCCP office, or mail to HUMCCP,
PO BOX 655, Hatteras NC 27943.
If you have any questions, please call 986-2399 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Historic Chicamacomico fig trees are for sale
fig tree at the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site &
Museum was planted in 1911 when the new station was completed.
All U.S. Life-Saving Stations were required to plant citrus-fruit
bearing trees of some sort to help the crews combat scurvy. This
102-year-old producing tree is so special that it was given the name
cuttings directly from this tree are available for purchase with prices
ranging from $50 to as low as $10. But truly, such a rare and unique
thing is priceless. Spring is an excellent time to plant your
historic tree. Your purchase will bear fruit for you and for the
nonprofit museum at the same time.
Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum is one of
the many sites on the Historic Albemarle Tour and the National Outer
Banks Scenic Byway. It is located in Rodanthe, the northernmost
village of Hatteras Island. It is open Monday through Friday from
10 a.m. until 5 p.m. from April to end of November. To learn more
about Chicamacomico, its activities and offerings, visit www.chicamacomico.net, e-mail at email@example.com, call 252-987-1552, and now on Facebook.
USCG Auxiliary seeking names of those who died in service to the country
preparation for Memorial Day 2013, the local U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Cape Hatteras Flotilla 16-4, in conjunction with Coast Guard Motor
Lifeboat Station Hatteras Inlet and the Graveyard of the Atlantic
Museum, plans to honor those families living on Hatteras Island whose
relatives made the ultimate sacrifice in the service and defense of
their proud and free nation. If a deceased member of your family
belongs on this honor roll, please contact Kal Gancsos with the
pertinent details as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 986-1404.
For much more about Cape Hatteras Auxiliary, Flotilla 16-4 visit http://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=054-16-04.
Beach Klub announces 2013 concert series
Village’s Beach Klub will open for its second season on May 20 with a
full summer schedule, including the Beach Klub’s concert series.
venue will bring a variety of genres to Cape Hatteras, some musicians
visiting the island for the first time and others returning to play at
the PapaWack Theatre for their second year. The PapaWack Theatre is
North Carolina’s only oceanfront theater of its kind.
hope to see all our friends and fans at Koru’s Beach Klub this summer
on Aug. 8. It is our first ever performance on Hatteras Island, so we
know it will be extra special,” said Al Anderson from The Original
Beach Klub’s Concert Series:
31--Rock the Cape- A festival to benefit the Dare County Arts Council
featuring Southern Culture on the Skids, Formula, Waterhigh, Ruth Wyand
Trio, and the Community Music School
June 6 - Antero Reggae
June 11 - Beach Klub's Birthday Bash featuring The Doerfels
June 20 - Band of OZ
June 27 - Proverbial
July 4 - Fireworks Celebration featuring Kirstin Thein and Band
July 11 - The Hound Dogs Family Band
July 18 - The Embers
July 25 - Sol Driven Train
Aug. 8 - The Original Wailers
Aug. 15 - The Rhondels
Aug. 22 - Dave Matthews Tribute Band
Aug. 29 - Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band
Embers had a great time last year on Hatteras Island at the Beach Klub
and met lots of new fans and friends! We look forward to this year’s
show on July 18 which should be bigger and better,” said founding
member of The Embers, Bobby Tomlinson.
Tickets to the Beach Klub’s concert series will be available at Koru Village at the end of April.
Beach Klub will host two other weekly summer events, The Avon Luau and
Teen Night. On Tuesdays, The Avon Luau will feature live entertainment,
traditional island food, drinks, and an open pool for the entire family
to enjoy. On Wednesdays, Teen Night will feature live DJ music, games,
snacks, and more.
For more information, visit KoruVillage.com or call 252-995-3125.
Dare County Arts Council prepares to Rock the Cape
Friday, May 31, the Dare County Arts Council will host the inaugural
Rock the Cape festival from 2-10 p.m. at Koru Village’s Beach Klub in
Rock the Cape is a kick-off-to-summer benefit for Dare
County Arts Council’s program outreach on Cape Hatteras and the
Community Music School. The fundraiser will celebrate life on the
water’s edge and will feature local music, artists, food, drinks, a
kids’ zone, and more.
“My number one intention for the Beach
Klub was to create a place where people could come enjoy live
entertainment together. The PapaWack Theatre was built onto the Beach
Klub in honor of my parents who have instilled in my family that arts
are a vital part of life. I hope this is the first of many events the
Dare County Arts Council hosts at the Beach Klub and I support their
efforts in bringing more programming to Cape Hatteras,” said owner of
Koru Village Joe Thompson.
North Carolina band Southern Culture
on the Skids will headline the event with Outer Banks bands, Formula,
Waterhigh, Ruth Wyand Trio, and the Dare County Arts Council’s
Community School playing throughout the day.
Tickets for the
event are $12 in advance and $18 at the door. Tickets will be available
at Koru Village in Avon, Dare County Arts Council’s Gallery in Manteo,
and Cloud Nine in Nags Head in April. Tickets are now available online
portion of the proceeds will benefit Dare County Arts Council programs,
including outreach on Cape Hatteras and the Community Music School.
goal of the Community Music School is to provide affordable music
lessons and creative opportunities to kids who might not have the
chance to learn how to read music or play an instrument. Rock the Cape
is a way to keep these music lessons going," said Community Music
School instructor and musician Ruth Wyand.
Artists interested in
selling their work at Rock the Cape are encouraged to contact the Dare
County Arts Council, as vendor space is limited. Artists must reserve a
space to sell their work at the event.
For more information, contact Dare County Arts Council at darearts.org or 252 475 5558.
Really Free Market is first Saturday of each month
The Kinnakeet Civic Association sponsors the Really Really Free Market
the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. until noon at the Avon
Everyone is welcome at this free event, where all are encouraged to
give, receive, and create on their own terms. You are invited to bring
goods, services, skills, performances, stories, crafts, food, games,
music, clothing, furniture, plants, and resources to share with others
in the community. The event is self-organized by everyone who
Nothing is required for participation, but please think creatively
about the skills you have and could teach, the useful or beautiful
things you have and don’t need, or the resources you can share with
people to create something during the event.
Really Really Free Markets celebrate forms of cooperation and
gift-giving. They create open spaces in which status is generated by
giving rather than owning, and in which giving and receiving happen
directly. As at other Really Really Free Markets across the U.S. and
around the world, the aim is to create and participate in a world in
which resources are held in common, we find in ourselves the capacity
to meet the needs of others in our community, and "free" means just
that: really -- really free.