You can send your news of special events, workshops, meetings, etc. on Hatteras and Ocracoke islands to donna@islandfreepress.org.  Please send as a document or plain text in press release format.   Please do not send only PDFs of posters or other announcements.  You can send these for illustration, but we need text. We must receive your announcement at least one week before the event.

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November 2020

Dare County Arts Council Presents The Artrageous Digital Art Show

November 16 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm EST

Dare County Arts Council is proud to announce that the Artrageous: Remotely Reimagined Digital Art Show is now live at DareArts.org/virtualartrageous. Presented by PNC Bank, the Artrageous Digital Art Show showcases a variety of media including paintings, dance performances, graphic design, photography, music performances, drawings, and mixed media by over 80 Dare County students of all ages. Original work created during art classes and from materials in the Artrageous drive-thru art kits is featured in the virtual show. “I love…

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28th Annual Island-Wide Food Drive is Underway

November 17 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm EST
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The annual island-wide food drive to stock the shelves of the Hatteras Island Food Pantry in Buxton is currently underway and will run through December 31, 2020, per a recent announcement from the event’s organizers. Residents and visitors are encouraged to participate in this drive, as contributions of both food and money are needed to help members of the island community get through the winter. “When considering what to donate, think ‘complete meals,’” stated the update “For example, pair up…

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Give an Ocracoke Pony this holiday season through the “Adopt a Pony” program

November 17 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm EST

Do you have a loved one who wants a pony this holiday season? Believe it or not, on Ocracoke Island, this Christmas wish is relatively easy to fulfill. Outer Banks Forever, the local nonprofit partner of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, is offering an opportunity to Adopt a Pony for the holidays, allowing horse lovers a chance to connect with one of the wild ponies that call Ocracoke Island home. Legend has it that the famed Ocracoke ponies arrived on…

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December 2020

Holiday market slated for Dec. 5 at Berkley Barn

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST

The Ocracoke Civic & Business Association will hold a Holiday Gift Market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 5 inside the Berkley Barn. Eight vendors are signed up, said Jesse Stevens, OCBA administrator, and there may be a few more by Saturday. Follow the link to sign-up. http://estchamber5_15_19.chambermaster.com/form/view/21541 Everyone who attends will be required to wear masks. Stevens will also be controlling the number of people allowed in the Berkley Barn during the event. Stevens said the…

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Hatteras Island Flu Vaccine Road Show set for Dec. 8

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm EST

The Outer Banks Hospital is offering FREE flu vaccines on Tuesday, December 8 at the following locations: Hatteras Island Civic Center 10:00am - 11:00am 56658 NC-12, Hatteras Avon Volunteer Fire Department 11:30am - 12:30pm 40159 Harbor Rd., Avon Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community Center 1:00pm - 2:30pm, 23186 Myrna Peters Rd., Rodanthe Walk-ins welcome. To make an appointment, please call 449-4529

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OPS to hold virtual winter events

December 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

The Wassail Party will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, via Facebook live streaming and will include the raffle of a handmade by the Ocracoke Needle and Thread Club, which has created a quilt as an OPS fundraiser for the past 25 years. Ticket sales help the Ocracoke Preservation Society fund since the museum has not opened this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which followed on the heels of Hurricane Dorian flooding in September 2019. Raffle ticket…

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