Monday, August 20, 2012

OcraFolk School

Many of our readers are familiar with the annual OcraFolk School. For the benefit of those not acquainted with this endeavor, the School, which began in 2007, is held yearly in October right here on Ocracoke Island and includes workshops for adults exploring island history, culture, food, art, music and crafts through hands-on activities. This year the OcraFolk School will be held October 14-19.

In addition to classes, students participate in group meals, music and other events throughout the course of the week. 

Classes offered this year are "Island Cooking" (with chef Debbie Wells),
"Woodcarving" (with master carver, Frank Boyd), "Exploring Ocracoke Music" (with Gary Mitchell, of the band Molasses Creek), "Wellness Week" (with Ann Ehringhaus), and "The Ocracoke Sampler" (with  Capt. Rob Temple, Ranger Dave Frum, and yours truly, Philip Howard). 

The Ocrafolk School is sponsored by the private non-profit "Ocracoke Alive."

Spaces are still available for most of the classes. This is a great opportunity to visit Ocracoke in the off-season, participate in group events with island locals and enthusiastic visitors, and learn a new skill or hone an existing one. 

For more information, email,  call 252-928-4280 or visit

We'd love to have you join us for the 2012 OcraFolk School!

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