Clinic Sponsoring Over the Counter Medicine Giveaway May 2
Community Care Clinic of Dare is sponsoring another over the counter
medicine giveaway on Tuesday, May 2nd from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the
Civic Center at the north end of Hatteras village. The event is
for residents and items available will include cold medications,
calcium, Motrin, Visine, contact solution and more. No
qualifications are necessary, the event is free to all residents.
Carey LeSieur Foundation Scholarship Bucket Party scheduled for May 20
Carey LeSieur Foundation's annual Bucket Party will be on Saturday, May
20 from 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the home of Brud and Anita Bills on
Captain's Court in Brigand's Bay. Rain date is Sunday, May 21.
The foundation was established in memory of a beloved Hatteras Island
nurse practitioner who died of cancer. Each year, the foundation award
scholarships in her memory to island students who are studying in the
The Bucket Party is one of the foundation's major fundraisers and is
named after the brightly colored bucket in which those who are
attending can place their donations for enjoying the food, music,
raffles, and fellowship of the events.
The main event is the potluck dinner that includes barbecue pork, beef
brisket, Anita's Grandmother's Italian meatballs and gravy. There
will be live music compliments of Chad Bennett, Jessie & Patrick
Taylor and Danielle & Bobby Zink (Waterhigh) and friends. New
this year will be a professional dog show starting at 5:30 p.m. Those
who are attending are asked to bring your beverages, a chair and a side
dish with serving utensils to share with the community.
The foundation is soliciting donations from our local restaurants, gift
shops, stores and artisans for raffle baskets/ auctions which you can
win. Contact Sandra Crabtree at [email protected]
or facebook private message her if you would like to donate an item for
our fundraiser or if you would like to volunteer. All effort and
support is greatly appreciated.
If you are unable to attend the event and would like to mail a monetery
donation, please mail to The Carey LeSieur Foundation, PO Box 722 Avon,
To learn more about the Carey LeSieur Foundation, please visit www.careylesieurfoundation.org
Surfalorus Film Festival Announces Call For Entry
County Arts Council announces the official call for entries for the
sixth annual Surfalorus Film Festival being held September 21-23 on the
Surfalorus is a premier collaboration between Dare County Arts Council
and Wilmington, NC-based Cucalorus Film Festival, which will celebrate
its 23rd anniversary this fall. Surfalorus is an annual showcase of the
year’s coolest surf films and ocean documentaries.
"Surfalorus has really found its home on the Outer Banks,” said
Cucalorus Director Dan Brawley. “The festival showcases a range of
films, from super shorties to features, that show how you can translate
the pure stoke of surfing onto the big screen. And hidden within these
tasty journeys you get to know the surfers, shapers, photographers,
beach bums and occasional odd birds who define the lifestyle."
Outer Banks filmmakers, watermen and outdoor enthusiasts can enter
their original short and feature film submissions through
cucalorus.org. Deadline for entry is June 2 and “Surfalorus” should be
put in the signature section of the online entry form. Contact [email protected] for more information about submitting your film.
The free, family-friendly event will feature international, regional
and local surf film screenings at various venues on the Outer Banks.
Surfalorus screenings will be held at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head
(Thursday, September 21), Dare County Arts Council in Manteo (Friday,
September 22), and the Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills
(Saturday, September 23). Screening times will be released at a later
Other aquatic activities will also take place during Surfalorus,
including a surf art exhibit at Dare County Arts Council’s Gallery in
“We are super excited to bring Surfalorus to the Outer Banks again this
year,” said Dare County Arts Council Programs Director Fay Davis
Edwards. “In addition to incredible short and feature length films,
this year’s festival will be coupled with an exhibit of historic
surfboards curated by Steve Wise, and a photography exhibit honoring
the late Mickey McCarthy curated by Daniel Pullen. Surfalorus is going
to be an event that you do not want to miss.”
Sponsors interested in being a part of the Surfalorus Film Festival can
contact Dare County Arts Council Executive Director Chris Sawin at [email protected] or at 252 473 5558.
For more information about Surfalorus or on how to become a sponsor, please call (252) 473 5558 or visit DareArts.org and Surfalorus.com.
CHEC accepting applications for Bright Idea education grants
your Bright Idea? North Carolina’s electric cooperatives, including
CHEC, are accepting applications for Bright Ideas education grants for
the 2017-18 school year. Teachers in K-12 classrooms with innovative
ideas for hands-on learning projects are encouraged to apply for a
grant up to $1,500.
1994, educators statewide have received more than $10.9 million in
Bright Ideas grant funding, and well over 2.1 million North Carolina
students have participated in approximately 10,400 Bright Ideas
applications will be accepted April 1 through September 18. It could
pay to apply early: all teachers who submit their applications by the
early bird deadline of Aug. 15 will be entered into a drawing for one
of five $100 Visa gift cards.
can apply individually or as a team, and grants are available for all
subjects. To apply, or for more information about the Bright Ideas
grant program, visit www.NCBrightIdeas.com.
Rock The Cape Festival Returns To Hatteras Island In June
Dare County Arts Council will host the fifth annual Rock The Cape Festival June 17-24 on Hatteras Island.
This year Rock The Cape will expand into a weeklong celebration of the
creative community of Hatteras Island with family-friendly activities
including live music, an art show, and a self-guided gallery tour.
“We’re excited for another year of celebrating the amazing artists and
galleries here on Hatteras,” said Dare County Arts Council’s Rock The
Cape Event Chair and Spinfinite Designs Owner/Artist Randi Machovec.
“Rock The Cape is a fantastic and fun opportunity for folks to meet and
support some of the island’s talent, and a great way for local
businesses and artisans to come together to celebrate our creative
The festival will kick off with the Hatteras Island Gallery Tour, which
will be held June 17-24 from Rodanthe to Hatteras Village, and will
feature the island’s galleries doing demonstrations, trunk shows,
tours, and more.
Hatteras Island galleries interested in being a part of DCAC’s new
Gallery Map or interested in receiving the Gallery Map can contact Dare
County Art Council’s Executive Director Chris Sawin at [email protected].
On Thursday, June 22 over 35 artists will come together for the Rock
The Cape Art Show at Hatteras Realty in Avon from 10am-6pm. Admission
to the Rock The Cape Art Show is free and visitors will be able to
enjoy plenty of entertainment while checking out local arts and crafts.
“The Avon Art Show has teamed up with Rock The Cape this year to create
an all day celebration of the arts,” said Hatteras Island based
photographer Peter Lewando. “You will find an outdoor event with some
of the Outer Banks’ most well known artists selling their creations,
live art demonstrations, healing arts, and local food vendors. Top this
off with local musicians playing at the art show throughout the day and
a concert at Koru’s Beach Klub in the evening- this is a celebration of
the arts that you do not want to miss.”
Immediately following the Rock The Cape Art Show, Koru Village’s
oceanfront Beach Klub in Avon will open its doors at 6pm for the fifth
annual Rock The Cape concert featuring Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band
Hatteras Island artists, galleries, businesses and civic organizations
wishing to participate in the festival or become a sponsor are invited
to contact Dare County Arts Council via email at [email protected].
For more information about Rock The Cape, please visit DareArts.org or call (252) 473-5558.
This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.
Dare County Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization dedicated to supporting the arts in Dare County.
April classes and activities at the Fessenden Center
The Fessenden Center is a multi-generational facility serving all of
Hatteras Island with programs and activities for toddlers, youth,
adults, older adults, and families. Located in Buxton, Dare County
Parks and Recreation programming and Dare County Adult and Senior
Services are both offered through the facility.
The center's staff seeks to provide professionally designed and
supervised programs that benefit all ages and interests in areas such
as athletics, arts, wellness and general leisure programming. Youth
programs include a variety of classes and lessons, as well as team and
individual sports, summer camps, and special events. Adult programs are
also diverse including shopping trips, movies, luncheons, team sports,
fitness classes and speakers covering a variety of topics
The fitness and activity calendar provides a wide range of
opportunities to learn, stay fit, and have fun. There is something for
everyone at the Fessenden Center. The classes are free for Dare County
residents over 55. For residents under 55 or non-residents, they are $3
a class or $15 a month.
Click here for the this month's calendar.
For more information, go to http://www.darenc.com/fessenden or find the center on Facebook.
Registration Open for the 2017 OBX Tourism Summit
Reserve your spot for the 5th Annual OBX Tourism Summit, Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Jennette's Pier, Nags Head, NC.
Why should you come? The Tourism Summit, held during National
Tourism Week, May 7-13, brings together industry partners from all over
Dare County to learn about the latest marketing trends, network with
local tourism colleagues as well as catching up on the current topics
facing the Outer Banks vacation industry.
We've put together a great line up of speakers for this year's Tourism
Summit. Topics offer a wide variety of subjects ranging from how to
create content development for digital marketing, making the best use
of technology for the hospitality professional as well as how to tell
your story and get noticed. Click here to view our line up of speakers for the Summit. Register Here
Ocracoke’s Run Fest Weekend is set for April 29 and 30
Ocracoke’s sixth annual Jolly Roger 5K and Queen Anne’s Revenge 10K is
set for Saturday, April 29, 2017. On Sunday, runners are invited for
the second annual Blackbeard Half-Marathon.
Run Fest Weekend benefits Ocracoke Community Radio WOVV, Ocracoke
School Athletic Boosters Club, Ocracoke Community Park and the Ocracoke
Childcare. In 2016, the Run Fest Weekend raised over $40,000 for
Saturday 5K and 10K races take runners through historic Ocracoke
neighborhoods, by Ocracoke Harbor and past the 2nd oldest lighthouse in
the United States in continuous service. The course is basically flat.
The races start at 8 a.m.
following the awards ceremony for the 5K/10K races, families can enjoy
a one mile fun run, where all participants will receive a medal
recognizing the event.
10K and 5K races, the top three male and female runners and along with
the top three male and female finishers in each age category earn
medals. This year, all race finishers will receive event medals and a
race t-shirt. T-shirt sizes not guaranteed after April 14
The post-party run starts at 11:30 a.m. at Gaffer’s Sports Pub with no charge for runners. Food and beverages are provided.
accommodations are within walking or biking distance to the
start/finish line. Golf cart rentals are available. Limited parking
exists near start/finish line.
Sunday, April 30, the Blackbeard Half-Marathon starts at 8 a.m. at
Gaffer’s Sports Pub. The course takes runners through Ocracoke village,
then into the Cape Hatteras National seashore using the multi-use paved
trail to the Ocracoke Park Service Campground. Runners circle the
campground and return to Gaffer’s. The pub hosts the awards ceremony
and the post-run party starting at high noon.
All courses are USATF certified.
More information and online registration is available at www.ocracokeisland5krun.org.
Cape Hatteras Anglers Club schedules 2017 Bingo nights
Cape Hatteras Anglers Club invites residents and visitors to its 2017
Wednesday Bingo nights at the Anglers Club, located on Light Plant Road
in Buxton. Light Plant Road is directly across Highway 12 from
Conner’s Supermarket. The Club is on the left just past the Cape
Hatteras Electric Cooperative property. Ample parking is available in
the club’s parking area along the left side of the building.
Doors open at 6 pm and games begin promptly at 7 pm. Games are all
cash prizes. Soft drinks, snacks, popcorn and candy are available
along with free coffee. Proceeds benefit the Anglers Club scholarship
program for local high school seniors and other island non-profit
The 2017 Bingo Schedule is:
May: 10, 24, 31
June: Every Wednesday
July: Every Wednesday
August: Every Wednesday
Sept.: Every Wednesday
October: 4, 11, 18
November: 15, 29
2018-January: 10, 24
English as a second language classes in Buxton
Ongoing English as
a second language will start on Thursday, Sept.29, and run through May
at Our Lady of the Seas Catholic Church in Buxton. Classes are on
Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. The classes are sponsored by the Dare
Literacy Council and are free and open to any adult wishing to learn
English as a second language. Students of all levels are invited to
attend. The church is located at 48478 Highway 12. New students can
call 252-216-8567 or drop in to register for the class. If you know
anyone wishing to learn English or improve their skills, please let
them know about this class.