Ocracoke may be quiet in some ways this time of year (few visitors, most restaurants closed, shops closed or with reduced hours), but in other ways the village is quite busy. Below are some of the activities, meetings, and get-togethers scheduled for December:
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5
Anne Runyon's Book Signing at the OPS museum, starting at 4:30. Her new children's book "The Sheltering Cedar" is set on Ocracoke Island.
Wassail and Tree Lighting at the museum, 5-7 pm
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6
Ocrafolk Christmas Concert at Deepwater Theater, 7:30 pm
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8
Community Christmas Potluck & Dance at Jimmy's Garage
MONDAY, DECEMBER 10
Ocracoke Methodist Church Women’s Christmas Potluck Dinner at the Community Center, 6 pm.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11
Friends of the Library Cookie Swap, 7 pm. Bring two dozen of your favorite cookies and swap for two dozen of your choice!
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12
Ocracoke Civic & Business Association Potluck Dinner at 6 pm, Meeting at 7 pm
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15
Children’s Christmas Party at the Community Center, 2:30 – 4 pm
Assembly of God Christmas Program, 6:30 pm
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16
Live Nativity at the United Methodist Church, 6 – 7 pm
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19
Ocracoke School Christmas Program, 7 pm
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21
Christmas Caroling. Meet at the United Methodist Church at 5 pm. Enjoy chili and hot chocolate afterwards at the Assembly of God Church.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 24
Christmas Eve Service with children’s pageant and candle lighting at the United Methodist Church, 7 pm
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29
Ocracoke Seafood Company Fish Fry and Oyster Roast at the Fish House, starting at 2 pm
MONDAY, DECEMBER 31
New Year's Eve Service at Ocracoke Assembly of God
New Year's Eve Dance with the Ocracoke Rockers at the Community Center, 8 pm - 1 am. Benefit Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Dept. $25.00 (includes food and beverages; tickets only available ahead of time, at the Island Ragpicker; no tickets sold at the door).
Our latest Newsletter is about the old Howard cemetery on British Cemetery Road. You can read the stories here.