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April 2021

Frisco Mini Golf and Go Karts to host Easter Egg Hunt

April 3 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Annual Easter Egg Event. Over 3000 eggs to be found. The hunt will be done in groups. Registration at 12. The hunt will begin at 2 p.m. Starting with the under 2. Each group will have 5 min to hunt. Easter Bunny will be here. We are expecting our famous, and extremely talented, wonderful, Mary Joy McDaniel. Games, prizes, fun. Petting zoo, pony ride, Jump house, and lots of fun!  

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Fair Haven UMC Hosting Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt on April 3

April 3 @ 7:00 pm EDT

The Fair Haven United Methodist Church (UMC) in Rodanthe will host a Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday evening, April 3, at 7:00 p.m., and children of all ages are welcome to attend and join in the fun. “It's going to be an egg hunt like we have never done before,” said Pastor Tim Fitch of the Fair Haven UMC. “How it will work is everyone who is entered into the egg hunt will be given a number, and all…

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Sunrise Service to be held at Old Lighthouse Beach April 4

April 4 @ 6:30 am - 7:00 am EDT

Sunrise Service will be held on April 4 at Old Lighthouse Beach.  It will begin at 6:30

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Aquaculture workshop will focus on gear management and storm preparedness

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is partnering with several agencies and organizations to host the North Carolina Aquaculture Gear Management and Storm Preparedness Workshop. This free workshop will take place via GoToWebinar on April 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and it is open to all commercial N.C. shellfish growers. Registration for the workshop is open. Workshop participants will learn how to develop a storm preparedness plan for their shellfish aquaculture farm in line with current state initiatives…

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Hatteras Hillbilly Run and Flip Flop Trot will be held virtually in April

April 9 - April 14

The Hatteras Hillbilly Run and Flip Flop Trot, which was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is back on track for 2021 via a virtual event that will be held the week of April 9-14. The Hillbilly 5K and Flip Flop Trot was launched in memory of Monica Scarborough, who lost her battle with cancer in April 2019. All proceeds from the event will fund a $2,500 scholarship for a graduate of Cape Hatteras Secondary School whose life…

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Beach Pharmacies to host COVID-19 Johnson & Johnson vaccine clinic April 10

April 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Hatteras Village Civic Center, 57689 NC-12
Hatteras, NC 27943 United States

Hatteras Islands Beach Pharmacies will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Hatteras Village Civic Center on April 10. Please register in advance by calling either the Hatteras (252-986-2400) or Avon Beach Pharmacy (252-995-3811).  300 doses of the single-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine will be available.  This is not a walk-in clinic.  You MUST register in advance.

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Dare County Library Announces Virtual Backyard Beekeeping: Beginner Basics Presentation

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

The Dare County Library has announced the next virtual Zoom presentation as part of its monthly Virtual Enrichment Series for Adults. Join Denise Deacon and Dalton Hyde of the Outer Banks BeeKeepers' Guild on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. for a virtual class designed to help you start your own backyard beehive focusing on the knowledge and equipment needed. A tour of a beehive is included. The presentation will be repeated later that day from…

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3rd Annual Ocracoke Island Waterfowl Festival

April 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

The 3rd Annual Ocracoke Waterfowl Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 17th on the Berkley Manor property. The event is presented by the non-profit Ocracoke Island Decoy Carvers Guild which formed in early 2018 to preserve the art of decoy carving in Ocracoke history. Carvers and collectors will experience exhibits including carvings of redheads, ruddy ducks, blue bills, swans, geese, shorebirds and more, along with artwork and artifacts related to North Carolina’s rich waterfowl tradition. There…

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Dare County Master Gardeners to Celebrate Earth Day at the Outer Banks Arboretum and Teaching Garden

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
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The Dare County Master Gardeners invite residents and visitors to celebrate Earth Day with a talk and tour event at the Outer Banks Arboretum & Teaching Garden on Thursday, April 22, 2021.  During this event, attendees will learn more about Azaleas, which provide spectacular flower masses and a variety of colors that range from red to pink to white. Azaleas come in a number of species and cultivars, many of which are native and can be grown on the Outer…

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Dare County Master Gardeners to Celebrate Earth Day at the Outer Banks Arboretum and Teaching Garden

April 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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The Dare County Master Gardeners invite residents and visitors to celebrate Earth Day with a talk and tour event at the Outer Banks Arboretum & Teaching Garden on Thursday, April 22, 2021.  During this event, attendees will learn more about Azaleas, which provide spectacular flower masses and a variety of colors that range from red to pink to white. Azaleas come in a number of species and cultivars, many of which are native and can be grown on the Outer…

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