06/18/12

OBX Events June 23-July 1

There is so much to do here on the OBX! If you’re wondering how you’ll spend your time once you come off the beach, check out the list of events we’ve compiled for your enjoyment!
Mark your calendars! There are some events you will not want to miss!

June 23 & 29 Watercolor class with Vicky Lowe, Indian Town Gallery, Frisco, 10:30am.

June 23 & 30 Fish Fry, Hatteras Village and Avon Village, 5-7pm.
~Does fried local fish, hushpuppies, cole slaw, and potato salad sound like the perfect Hatteras Island dinner? We think so! Head to the Hatteras Fire Station at 57689 Hwy 12 or the Avon Fire Station at 40159 Harbor Rd. for a delicious meal, hosted by the Ladies Auxilary.

June 25 Inaugural Sunset Spectacular 5k and Luau, Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head.
~Run the sands of the out and back 5k course and finish with a post race luau. Specifically designed trophies for top 3 males and females. Unique finisher medal to all participants. For more info contact, outerbanksruncations@gmail or click here to register.

June 25-29 YOGA on the beach, Beach Klub, Avon, 8-9:30am.
~Bring a yoga mat and get your day started off on the right track!

June 25-29 Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Summer Programs, Rodanthe, 2pm.

~Monday-Friday at 2pm, join The Chicamacomico Historical Association for an afternoon of entertainment ranging from talks with local historians to dramatic demonstrations by the U.S. Coast Guard. Visit the Station’s website for program details.
June 25-29 Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum Summer Programs, Hatteras.
~Monday-Friday, programs are offered by Friends of the Graveyard of the Atlantic for further exploration and discovery if our maritime heritage. For complete information and details, visit the Museum on the web.
June 25-29 The Lost Colony, Waterside Theatre, Manteo, 8:30pm.
~Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Paul Green recounts the historical events leading to the disappearance of the first English colonists who settled on Roanoke Island over 400 years ago. This is a production you don’t want to miss. Visit The Lost Colony for more info and tickets.
June 25 The Wilders/June 28 Jack Jr., REAL Watersports, Waves, 6-10pm.
~Enjoy free LIVE music with a spectacular view in a family/group friendly atmosphere.
June 26-29 Studio 12, Avon.
~Feeling creative? Studio 12 offers lots of fun classes, including mosaic stepping stones, glass fusion picture frames, suncatchers, and jewelry. Be sure to visit their website for class details.
June 26 Kitty Hawk Kites Kid’s Day, Avon 10am-12pm, Hatteras, 3-5pm/June 27, Waves 4-6pm.
~A fun-filled free opportunity to climb a rock wall, shoot water guns, have your face painted, and try out the latest toys and games!
June 26-28 East Carolina presents Seven in One Blow Children’s Show, Festival Park, Manteo, 10:30am.
~Indoor theatre. This show is based on a contemporary fantasy based on the old Grimm brothers’ fairy tale. Tickets are $5 for all children 6 and over and can be purchased in advance at the Vistiors Center or the day of the event.
June 26 Hurley “Rip My Shred Stick” Surf Contest, Jennette’s Pier, Nags Head.
~Free surf contest for children ages 16 and under. Attendees will have a chance to meet and surf with professional surfers. Check out Hurley’s website for more info.
June 26, 27, 29 Music on the Deck, Sandbar & Grille, Buxton, 7-11pm.

June 26 Avon Jamboree featuring Ocracoke Jazz Society 6-10pm/June 27 Teen Night with DJ 8-10pm, PapaWack Theatre, Beach Klub, Avon.
~For more info, contact Koru Village.
June 27-30 Outer Banks Sand Sculptor Festival, Kitty Hawk.
~Watch a professional sand sculpture company create an amazing sand creation. Sand clinics will also be held, as well as a sandcastle competition. There will be lots of fun events and entertainment throughout the festival at Kitty Hawk Kites. Benefit event for the prevention of skin cancer with all proceeds going to the Outer Banks Hospital. Check out the schedule of events.
June 27 Creating jewelry with found objects with Chris Cantwell, Indian Town Gallery, Frisco, 5pm.
June 27 Bluegrass Jam at Banjo Island/Red Drum Pottery, Frisco, 7pm.
~Enjoy local musicians at the “Wednesday Happening” OR bring your instrument and join them!

June 27 Highwater, Down Under Restaurant and Lounge, Waves, 8-11pm.
~Enjoy an evening of live, local music!
June 27 BINGO, Cape Hatteras Anglers Club, 47231 Light Plant Rd, Buxton, 6pm.

June 28 Avon Art Show, next to Hatteras Realty office, Avon.
~Enjoy of day of browsing and shopping local artists’ wares and take home a plate of fried locally caught fish, starting at 5pm.
June 28 & 29 Small Fry Fishing Tournament, Manteo.
~Two categories for children ages 3-8 and 9-15. Entry fee is nominal and includes a t-shirt and lunch. Trophies will be presented in each category for the largest fish caught. For more info call 800-367-4728.
June 28 Paint a silk scarf with April Trueblood, Indian Town Gallery, Frisco, 3pm.

June 28 YOGA, Hatteras Village Community Center, 5:15-6:30pm.
~All levels. Donations accepted. For more info, contact Wendi Palmer 252-305-0090.

June 28 Hurrah Players perform Anchors Away, PapaWack Theatre, Beach Klub, Avon, 7-10pm.
June 29 LIVE MUSIC every Friday night, Buxton.
~Pop’s Raw Bar and Restaurant
~Capt’n Rolo’s
~Sandbar & Grille

Hope to see you out and about on the OBX! Enjoy your week!


06/13/12

Graveyard of the Atlantic Summer Programs

AHOY MATEY! The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras is offering a plethora of weekly summer programs and activities for all ages! It would be a pity to miss out on this amazing opportunity to explore and discover more about our maritime heritage.
Here’s a list of programs that you may be interested in attending…
Monday-Saturday 1st Mates Program
-For ages 8-12. Children will receive a certificate of rank and 1st mate’s wristband by doing a Museum search and attending two programs, or doing a Museum search, attending one program, and completing one written activity.
Monday and Fridays
Maritime Movies @ 11am and 2pm

-These shows include information about the U-85, Chicamacomico, the Alligator, the Battle of the Atlantic and more!
Tuesdays @ 2
-A speaker’s series on the people and events that shape our island’s history.
Wednesdays
Island Treasures @ 11am

-Talks and demonstrations related to or island’s heritage.
Civil War Mini Talks @ 3pm
Thursdays
Children’s Nautical Crafts @ 10:30-12pm

Canvasback Decoys @ 12-4pm
-Visit with a local decoy maker, Sam Green, as he demonstrates the art of creating various decoys.
2nd Saturday
-Come down to the Museum on the 2nd Saturday of the month and see what it’s all about!
Well shiver me timbers! I think the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is the place to be this summer!
The Museum is open Monday-Saturday from 10am until 4pm.


05/29/12

OBX EVENTS June 1-10th


Here at Surf or Sound Realty, we are looking forward to a busy, fun-filled month! There is always something exciting happening on the OBX! We’ve made it our mission to make sure you are well-informed of the week’s activities and events so that you can make the most of your well-deserved vacation!

This week’s line up is packed to the brim (just like your suitcases) with activities and events for all ages!
June 1-3 OBX Paddle Palooza, Frisco, Frisco Woods Campground.
~Stand up paddleboard races and demonstrations for all ages and skill levels! Don’t forget about the pig-pickin’ Saturday night!
June 2 Dare Day, Manteo.
~Starting @ 9am, enjoy a beautiful day in Manteo’s downtown historic waterfront! Dare Day is an annual celebration of the people and history of Dare County. There will be enterainment and demonstrtations provided. Admission is FREE! Come enjoy a day full of exploration and learning!

June 2-8 Triple S Invitational, Waves, REAL Watersports.
~Be a spectator as the pros compete for the most sought after victory on the professional kiteboarding circuit! You will have a unique opportunity to meet the pros and learn more about the thrilling sport of kiteboarding! After all, there is no better place to kiteboard! Cape Hatteras is one of the top 3 kiteboarding destinations in the world! There will also be bands playing throughout the week, so don’t miss it!
June 2 Fish Fry, Hatteras Village and Avon Village, 5-7pm.
~Does fried local fish, hushpuppies, cole slaw, and potato salad sound like the perfect Hatteras Island dinner? We think so! Head to the Hatteras Fire Station at 57689 Hwy 12 or the Avon Fire Station at 40159 Harbor Rd. for a delicious meal, hosted by the Ladies Auxilary.
June 4-8 Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Summer Programs, Rodanthe, 2pm.
~Monday-Friday at 2pm, join The Chicamacomico Historical Association for an afternoon of entertainment ranging from talks with local historians to dramatic demonstrations by the U.S. Coast Guard. Visit the Station’s website for program details.
June 5 Kitty Hawk Kites Kid’s Day, Avon 10am-12pm, Hatteras, 3-5pm. June 6, Waves 4-6pm.
~A fun-filled free opportunity to climb a rock wall, shoot water guns, have your face painted, and try out the latest toys and games!
June 6 Bluegrass Jam at Banjo Island/Red Drum Pottery, Frisco, 7pm.
~Enjoy local musicians at the “Wednesday Happening” OR bring your instrument and join them!
June 7 2nd Annual Sunset Swim: A Charity Runway Event, Waves, REAL Watersports.
~Come out and support Athletes For Cancer Survivorship Programs. The night will begin at 6:30 with drinks, followed by a silent auction, and dinner at 7. The show will get underway at 8:30, with dancing and a raffle to follow. The event will showcase emerging local designer and boutiques! What a fun, charitable event! Mark your calendar!
June 9 Family Fishing Tournament, Nags Head, Jennette’s Pier, 8am-12pm.
~What better way to start your weekend! Door prizes and awards with be given.
June 9-10 30th Annual Rogallo Kite Festival, Nags Head, Jockey’s Ridge State Park.
~Enjoy a weekend of kite exhibits and demonstrations and be sure to bring your camera!

Make the most of your vacation and plan to attend one or all of the week’s events! There is something for everyone!


05/24/12

U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter Search and Rescue Demonstration

After seeing the movie The Guardian a few years ago, have you become intrigued by the men and women who put their lives at risk everyday to perform Search and Rescue?
On Tuesday, May 29th at 11am, you are invited to become a spectator at a dramatic, awe-inspiring U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter Search and Rescue Demonstration, right here on Hatteras Island. This impressive demonstration will be performed on the Chicamacomico beach in Rodanthe at milepost 39.5, by U.S. Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat Station Oregon Inlet and the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City. Come watch as these remarkable men and women carry out this exciting demonstration using a 47 ft. motor lifeboat, accompanied by a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter.
This is an opportunity you will not want to miss! The Search and Rescue Demonstration will leave you on the edge of your beach chair seat!

Admission is FREE with the regular site admission of $6 for adults and $4 for Seniors 62+ and Youth 6-17. Please allow yourself time to park at the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station and Historic Museum, get tickets, and get to the Chicamacomico beach.


05/17/12

Gearing UP for Memorial Day week festivities!

No matter what you’re gearing up for, whether it’s surfing, kiteboarding, some of the world’s best fishing, or just a fun time on the beach, the OBX delivers!
Memorial Day week on the OBX will prove just how “geared up” everyone is to get this season rolling and off to an eventful start!
We’d love to see you at one or all of the holiday week events, so go ahead and mark your calendar and we’ll see you there…or on the beach!

Indiantown Arts and Crafts Show
May 25th & May 26th (10am-6pm)

~Come and see what the village of Frisco has to offer! This arts and crafts show will showcase vendors from all over the state! Come and see what the fuss is all about and become inspired to create your own masterpiece!

THE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT will also be selling plates of BBQ on May 26th, so stop by and grab a bite for lunch and support this worthy cause!

Endless Summer Weekend
May 25th-May 28th

~Join Robert August and son in their quest for the best waves Hatteras Island has to offer! Admission is FREE! There will be a surf party with LIVE music on Saturday night, and a special showing of the 1966 original film, “Endless Summer,” on Sunday night, as well as demos and autograph sessions. Both events are located at REAL Watersports, 25706 Hwy 12, Waves. For more info contact 252-987-6000 or visit them on the web.

Outer Banks Spring Festival of Arts and Crafts
May 26th (9am-5pm) & May 27th (9am-4pm)

~This crafty festival will be held rain or shine at the Baum Senior Center in Kill Devil Kills, behind the Kill Devil Hills Post Office. Be sure to stop by and support our talented local artists and browse their wares!

Indiantown Arts and Crafts Show
May 26th

~Come and see what the village of Frisco has to offer! This arts and crafts show will showcase vendors from all over the state! Come and see what the fuss is all about and become inspired to create your own masterpiece!

1st Annual Shorebreak 5k and The Tide Pool Fun Run
May 28th @ 8am

~All are welcome to run, walk, or jog the scenic 3.1 miles through beautiful Kinnakeet Shores in Avon! The Shorebreak 5k will begin at 8am followed by The Tide Pool Fun Run on the beach. Come support each other and our community! All proceeds from this event go towards the Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund and the OBX GO FAR Children’s Health and Nutrition program.
Click here to sign up!

REAL Summer Concert Series
May 26th-Performers TBA
May 28th-The Wilders
May 31st-Soul Rebel

~Enjoy free live music at REAL Watersports in Waves, from 6-10pm!

Banjo Island Bluegrass Concert and Jam Session
May 30th

~Travel down to Red Drum Pottery in Frisco for a fun night of entertainment by an assortment of talented local musicians or bring your own instrument and be apart of the entertainment! Show starts @ 7! $5 admission, which includes snacks and a drink served during intermission.

OBX Paddle Palooza
June 1-3rd

~Bring the entire family to Frisco Woods Campground to enjoy a day of stand up paddleboard races for all ages and experience levels! The races get underway early Saturday morning, June 2, so don’t forget to register early! Online registration closes @ 8pm, Friday, June 1 and on-site registration closes @ 8am, Saturday, June 2! Come and join the fun and see what the paddleboard craze is all about! For more information on this event visit the sponsor’s webpage.

Dare Day
June 2nd

~Starting @ 9am, enjoy a beautiful day in Manteo’s downtown historic waterfront! Dare Day is an annual celebration of the people and history of Dare County. There will be enterainment and demonstrtations provided. Admission is FREE! Come enjoy a day full of exploration and learning!

Enjoy your week and thank you for visiting The Outer Banks!


05/10/12

Don't Miss The Boat!!!

On Monday, May 14th, starting at 10am, you will have the rare opportunity to witness a very special pre-season beach drill to be performed by the United States Coast Guard! This Beach Apparatus Drill is also known as the Breeches Buoy Reenactment and will presented by The Chicamacomico Live-Saving Station Historic Site and Museum located in Rodanthe at milepost 39.5.

Take a trip back in time to the site of the most-highly awarded maritime rescue in American history!

Click here to experience this daring rescue with the surfmen of the USCG!

The schedule for the day is as follows:
10-11am Instructions for flotillas
11-12pm Beach Apparatus Drill performed
12-2pm Cookout and Social

Admission is free with regular site admission. Adults: $6, Seniors 62+ and Youth 6-17: $4.

Be sure to bring your appetite for a delicious $5 hamburger or hotdog plate, which includes sides and a drink!

Don’t miss the boat, folks! Grab a buoy and hold on tight as you experience this amazing performance!

For more information check out:

Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station


03/22/12

Community Events at the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station

The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum located in Rodanthe village on Hatteras Island is hosting two community events. We hope you can make it to these events and that the Life-Saving station is a stop on your upcoming Hatteras Island vacation. It is rich with history and the summer programs are fun for all ages!

Special Off-Season Coast Guard Historic Drill Reenactment

A very special “pre-season” performance of the popular Beach Apparatus Drill, aka “Breeches Buoy Reenactment” will be held at the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum on Thursday, March 29th.
The program will start promptly at 10:00 am. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for seniors (62+) or youth (6-17). This historic reenactment will be performed by area Coast Guardsmen who are about to be promoted to the rank of Chief, which is a big step forward and is considered by the service to be a very big deal.


This exercise is part of what the U.S. Coast Guard calls the “Chief’s Indoctrination.” What is that you ask? The answer from the official Coast Guard website: The purpose of the Chief’s Call To Indoctrination (CCTI) is to prepare Prospective Chief Petty Officers (PCPO) to perform their roles and responsibilities as a chief petty officer. In addition, this event recognizes the achievement of a significant career milestone. CCTI reinforces the responsibility of all Chiefs as leaders and mentors.

Chicamacomico and Coast Guard History
The Beach Apparatus Drill, first used by the U.S. Life-Saving Service and continued when that organization was reformed and renamed the U.S.Coast Guard in 1915, was used to save hundreds of thousands lives from 1871 until 1962 when it was last used. Now helicopters and powerful lifeboats do the same. Thus, the prospective Chiefs get some direct and first-hand experience of what their predecessors went through, although they won’t be pulling a 1,000 pound Beach Cart three miles up the beach… in a storm.

Visiting Hatteras Island this summer? The Drill is regularly scheduled for every Thursday at 2:00 PM during June, July and August. This also gives attendees some pretty strong bragging rights: this is one of only two places in the entire country to perform the full drill regularly. And the ONLY one done by the Coast Guard!



Free Community Shredding Event & Family Activities

Saving Lives and Safeguarding Security, the Tradition Continues. The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum will be hosting a secure document shredding event on Saturday, March 31 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm as a fund-raiser for the Historic Station.

But wait, there’s more! Also free that afternoon are presentations by the Dare County Sheriffs Department about Identity Theft and deputies will also offer fingerprinting and ID kits for whoever wants them, including children. Free refreshments generously provided by Island Convenience will be available on the porch of the 1911 Station, inside the fence.The icing on the cake is free self-guided tours of the 1911 Life-Saving Station (the rest of the Site will remain closed). Please browse the Gift Shop while you are there.

The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum, in cooperation with the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce, its Hatteras/Ocracoke Island Council, Shred X of Manteo, the Dare County Sheriffs Department, and Island Convenience of Rodanthe, is proud to announce this free and valuable event for the Outer Banks community to be held at the Chicamacomico Site in Rodanthe.
There is no limit of documents to bring. Mercifully there is also no need to remove staples, clips, spirals, hanging file folders because the machine will shred them all EXCEPT cardboard. What should you bring to destroy securely? The Shred X website says any and all old, outdated or expired payroll records, marketing plans, human resources documents, design ideas, legal briefs, medical records, personal and business information, confidential correspondence, canceled checks, trade secrets and blue prints or whatever you like. You will witness your own shredding being done right in front of you.

This event is a fundraiser for the Life-Saving Station which is still suffering the effects of Hurricane Irene. Chicamacomico wants to offer these valuable services to the community with the hopes that this generosity will be returned with donations and/or purchases in its unique Gift Shop. All are welcome.Questions about the event can be directed to Sara at the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce at 252-441-8140 or to James at Chicamacomico at 252-996-0493.


About the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum

The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site & Museum is one of the many sites on the Historic Albemarle Tour and the National Outer Banks Scenic Byway. The Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station is only 30 minutes south of Nags Head or the same 30 minutes north of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. All are welcome. It is located in Rodanthe, the northernmost village of Cape Hatteras Island, oceanside at 23645 NC Highway 12, or MilePost 39.5, or GPS 35 35 737N, 75 27 981W.
It is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm mid-April-Thanksgiving. To learn more about Chicamacomico, its exciting activities and offerings, visit www.chicamacomico.net, email at clss@embarqmail.com, call 252-987-1552, and now on Facebook.


01/10/12

“Fee Free” Holiday Weekend at Wright Brothers National Memorial

Wright Brothers National Memorial will be joining national park sites across the country in celebrating the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday by waiving admission fees on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, January 14-16.

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that the National Park Service will also waive admission fees on April 21-29 (National Park Week), June 9 (Get Outdoors Day), September 29 (National Public Lands Day), and November 10-12 (Veterans Day weekend). For additional information on national park fee free days, go to www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.

Park staff of the Outer Banks Group manage the parks for visitors who seek inspiration and rejuvenation from the natural wonders and rich cultural heritage of the area. Bring your family and friends to Wright Brothers National Memorial, the site of the first powered flight, and learn more about this great nation’s aviation history. Enjoy exploring the winter beaches of the nation’s first national seashore, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and visit the site of the first English settlement at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.

“Winter can be a wonderful time to visit the national parks of the Outer Banks. During the winter months the smaller crowds, more relaxed pace, and sunny, cool days can provide wonderful opportunities for affordable family vacations close to home,” said Superintendent Mike Murray. “Fee free days are a great opportunity to discover a new season in your favorite national park.”

Entrance fees are not charged at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site or Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

For information on winter hours and available services, please visit the park’s websites at www.nps.gov/wrbr, www.nps.gov/caha, and www.nps.gov/fora, or call 252-473-2111.


12/21/11

Outer Banks Wedding Weekend and Expo

The annual Outer Banks Wedding Weekend and Expo will be held January 6-8, 2012. Hosted by the Outer Banks Wedding Association (OBWA), this has become one of the largest annual events in the Outer Banks and Surf or Sound Realty will participate again this year to showcase our wedding event homes on Hatteras Island. From touring event homes and reception sites, to meeting the top wedding professionals in our area, this is a one of a kind experience for brides looking to have a fun, relaxed and affordable destination wedding on the Outer Banks!

This year OBWA welcomes David Tutera of WE TV’s My Fair Wedding with David Tutera. During an exclusive cocktail reception on Saturday, January 7th, David Tutera will mingle with guests, take photos and answer questions with the audience. Don’t miss your chance to meet this Hollywood celebrity!

Tour Hatteras Island Event Homes
Island festivities start Saturday, January 7th. Our Avon office will be an Open House stop on the Wedding Tour with a selection of our premier Hatteras Island event homes featured on the Outer Banks Wedding Tour. Visit us at Bramasole, Hatteras Paradise and others and see how an Event Home can be the perfect setting for a destination wedding. Surf or Sound Realty representatives will be on hand to happily answer any questions about these or any of our premier vacation homes.
The tour is from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Feel free to stop by either our Avon office to request a map and wedding information, or simply look for the “Wedding Tour” signs along Highway 12.

Outer Banks Wedding Expo
On Sunday, January 8th, Surf or Sound Realty will join over 200 wedding vendors at the First Flight High School in Kill Devil Hills for the grand Outer Banks Wedding Expo. Doors open at 11:00 a.m., and brides can stroll through the booths to browse and sample all that the Outer Banks Wedding Association members have to offer. Surf or Sound Realty invites all Outer Banks brides to come by our booth, #44, to learn more about our event homes and premier island accommodations, as well as enter for a chance to win a Surf or Sound beach gift basket.

We welcome all Outer Banks brides who are joining us for the 2012 expo, and look forward to making your Hatteras Island wedding a truly special and wonderful event. For the Outer Banks Wedding Expo schedule of events, or to order tickets online, visit the Outer Banks Wedding Association.

For more information about renting an event home for your wedding, family reunion or special celebration, contact the Surf or Sound Realty Event Coordinator today!
800-237-1138 x 122 | rent@surforsound.com