• Al Friedman

Upcoming Outer Banks Events



MARCH 12 Be Brave & Create: Winter, Weekly art for ages 6-9 day 4 PM · Little Wildflowers Art Studio · Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

For more info or to register, head over to my website: www.littlewildflowersartstudio.com

A weekly art class for kids ages 6-9! We experiment with a wide variety of art mediums so the "artists" can have the opportunity to try new things. In past "Be Brave & Create" classes, we have: -learned to sew on the sewing machine -experimented with resin -created with alcohol inks -painted with acrylic & watercolor paints -use oil pastels -build with wood/cardboard/other items -make slime -use hammers & nails to make string art on wood -paint artwork on wood slices -mold with a variety of clays (air dry, Sculpey baking clay, etc) -jewelry design -clothing design -fabric dying -make wall hangings with a variety of textiles -paper mache -self portraits and SOO much more! We're always trying new things that are interesting and different from normal crafts they experience at school/church/home! My goal is to allow them to experience new mediums. To give them a direction to head in, but let them decide how they want their masterpiece to look. Each child is SO incredibly artistic in their own unique ways. In fact, we ALL are! Giving them a safe place to seek out what THEY like and what looks appealing to THEM is my passion. I do not "fix" their work to make it look "better". I do not limit the colors they can use or deny their imaginations the possibilities. Here's a perfect little story explaining what I mean. While painting an octopus in my studio one day, an artist wanted to paint flowers and a sunshine under the water. Another artist sitting next to her said, "There aren't flowers and sunshines under the ocean! You can't do that!" That was the perfect opportunity to talk about expressing their own ideas and stories and being creative. Why, a story about an octopus with a flower garden in the sunshine under the ocean sounds like a pretty good premise for a children's book, to me! If you know someone between the ages of 6-13 who enjoys making colorful messes and experimenting with lots of different art projects, they just might enjoy the art classes here at Little Wildflowers Art Studio! -Calendar of Dates for ages 6-9: January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 20, 27, March 5, 12, 19, April 2, 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14. All classes are from 4:00-6:00pm. Makeup dates: February 13, March 26, May 21. The total investment for this class is $600. You can break this up into monthly payments of $120, or 2 payments of $300 each. The first payment holds your artist's space. If you do not want to set up payment plans on my website and you're rather pay with cash or check, you're welcome to Venmo me (@morganvuyovich) or mail a check to me. Please ask for my mailing address if this is your plan. ​ If you'd like to pay with cash or check at the first class of each month, please fill out the required registration information and type "CASH" as the coupon code. It's a 100% coupon and it will not ask for your card number. To register or for more information, head over to my website: www.littlewildflowersartstudio.com


MARCH 14 Free Climbs to start Currituck Beach Lighthouse's 2020 Season Free climbs on the first day of our 2020 Season! Come join us any time 9am-5pm. And we'll have a gentled mustang on site from the Corolla Wild Horse Fund from 10am-1pm (horse mood and weather dependent). Still a working aid to navigation, the Currituck Beach Lighthouse was built in 1875 to fill the remaining "dark space" on the coast. Open to the public since 1990, the tower will be open every day in season (weather permitting) 9am-5pm through December 1. Come enjoy the beautiful grounds, the 220 steps to the top, and the panoramic view of the northern Outer Banks. The smaller Victorian stick style building is the Museum Shop and is open to the public. This winter the International Chimney Corporation (ICC Commonwealth) will be staying on site to work on removing and recasting the cornice of the lighthouse roof! Children of all ages welcome to this event or any time. Children 7 and under must have constant adult supervision. We do expect about to see about 800 people at this event, so if you like the idea of a reduced rate climb (it's usually $10 a climb), consider a season's pass and come as often as you like any other day during the season! https://obcinc.org/season-passes


MARCH 14 Coast Crusher 5k Event Series Sat 7 AM · Outer Banks Sporting Events · Nags Head, North Carolina

New event series!!! Run 3 of 5 events listed below (Living Swell 5k [OBX Marathon] can be run once or twice for this series) and receive the soon to be coveted over-sized "COAST CRUSHER" medal with all the race logos on the ribbon! Run 4 of the 5 and receive a sweet "Race Outer Outer Banks Style" Logo Trucker Hat in addition to the medal! Register today and CRUSH THE COAST!!! All races (3-4) must be registered for all at once through the link below to qualify for the series! This event series carries a 20% discount off the total race fee! Ready, Set.... GO!!!! https://endurancecui.active.com/new/eventseries/41551/select-race


MARCH 14 Family Paint Night at the Aquarium Sat 5:30 PM · NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island · Manteo, North Carolina

Join us for a night of family fun in the Aquarium’s grand lobby as you “Paint a Puffer” on an 11” x 14” canvas. Create your masterpiece while enjoying an up-close view of the porcupine fish. Mari Beth LaRose, a certified art instructor with Dare County Schools, will guide you in creating your work of art. Ages 6 and up (children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult). The Aquarium will not be open for touring other than the lobby. If interested in participating along with your child, please purchase your own reservation for painting. Gate opens at 5:15 PM and class begins at 5:30 PM sharp in the lobby. Advance registration is required. $45.00 per person $40.50 for NC Aquarium Members.


MARCH 14 Homestyle Bakery and Café Hello Spring Event Sat 8 AM · Event Extravaganza · Elizabeth City, North Carolina place

Come out to experience the Craft and Vendor Show being hosted by the Shoppes and our New Menu Items! & Beginning this Saturday, March 14th, we will be open every other Saturday!


MARCH 14 Kenyon Bailey Annual Spring Craft Show Sat 9 AM · Kenyon Bailey Supply Inc. · Elizabeth City, North Carolina

PSA.......... Mark your calendars for this date if you live near Elizabeth City, NC. Diva Dollz Gems will be there as I have already secured my spot. Come out and support your local small businesses.


MARCH 15

Kelly's Annual Saint Patricks Day Parade Sun 1 PM · Marine Corps League Outer Banks Detachment · Kitty Hawk, North Carolina

The Kelly's annual Saint Patrick's Day parade will be held this year on Sunday, 15 March 2020 and our detachment will be once again participating. The parade begins at 1300 and will be held in Nags Head on the beach road. This parade is very well attended by the local population, and once again, we will be leading the parade along with a joint veterans service organization color guard. This is another opportunity to let our fellow residents know that we are active in our community. Those planning on attending will meet at the American Legion Post at 302 West Lake Drive in Kill Devil Hills. A map, showing the address and the location of the American Legion Post is provided at: https://goo.gl/maps/Fh7KaDgiWY22 It is very important that if you plan on attending you arrive at the American Legion Post not later than 1200, as our transportation to the parade staging area will be departing at this time. For those unable to march the parade's one-mile route, you may still participate by riding on the veteran's float or in a parade vehicle. Following the parade, members will be transported back to the American Legion post. Members participating are asked to wear their Marine Corps League covers and detachment polo shirts. Detachment jackets may also be worn should the weather require it. Please advise me if you plan on attending so that we can look for you at the American Legion post.


MARCH 15 St. Patrick's Day Parade, Surfrider Foundation Float Sun 11:30 AM · Nags Head, North Carolina · Nags Head, North Carolina

Calling surfers of all ages, families and furry friends. We encourage you to join us for the annual Kelly's St Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday March 15th in Nags Head. Exact location to be announced on this page that morning by 10:30am (you'll meet us where the float is lined up). Come dressed in your finest shamrock gear and help support the Outer Banks Surfrider Foundation, in our stance against seismic testing and offshore drilling. We currently need volunteers for the following: -Wear dolphin costume (1) -Make several signs against seismic testing and drilling -Bring smiles and have an awesome time passing out stickers supporting our cause We are always looking for more volunteers so invite friends! Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you there!


MARCH 15 Walkathon in Kelly's St. Patrick's Day Parade Sun 1 PM · T-Shirt Whirl Inc · Nags Head, North Carolina

We are the grand marshal for Kelly's St. Patrick's Day parade. Meet at T-Shirt Whirl (MP11.75) around 12:00pm. (We start walking at 12:45pm) OBX dog families raise $$$ for Coastal Humane Society and walk in the parade with us. For more information, please call 252-261-7417.


MARCH 15 Faith Friends Sun 4:30 PM · Olivet Kids · Manteo, North Carolina

Children Kindergarten- 5th grade, JOIN US every Sunday evening from 4:30pm-6:30pm for games, interactive storytelling, and dinner! Invite your friends! We can't wait to see you there!


MARCH 15 A Grand Finale Concert Sun 4 PM · Duck United Methodist Church · Duck, North Carolina

Join us for our "Grand Finale Concert", free to the public Sunday, March 15, 4pm, at Duck United Methodist Church, 1214 Duck Road. You’ll be entertained by keyboard artists who performed in our 2018 “Out-standing” Keyboard Extravaganza; inspired by The Drummond Family’s signature sound with newly-stylized gospel songs; serenaded with an encore performance by our well-established Trio La Mer; and captivated by a long-awaited rendezvous with Ocracoke Island duo, Coyote. You are warmly invited to enjoy helping us celebrate the close of an era of ECCS programs highlighting some of the treasure trove of talented musicians living here with us in The Outer Banks.


MARCH 17 Our Green World! ecoEXPLORE Library Program - Barco Tue 4 PM · Currituck County Library System · Barco, North Carolina ecoEXPLORE Library Program ♦ Ages 7+ ♦ 1 Hour Join the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission for a FREE program about a new youth citizen science initiative expanding to coastal North Carolina, ecoEXPLORE! Come discover the fascinating world of plants! We will learn how to identify the trees and flowers in your backyard and put our new skills to the test in a nature scavenger hunt! Learn More at www.ecoexplore.net


MARCH 19 Mobile Food Pantry Thu 4 PM · ECPPS · Elizabeth City, North Carolina

The Mobile Food Pantry will be at Sheep-Harney on Thursday, March 19th from 4:00 - 5:00pm. Thank you to the Food Bank of the Albemarle for partnering with us to provide meals for our families! The Mobile Food Pantry is available every 3rd Thursday of the month from 4:00pm to 5:00pm at Sheep-Harney in the front parking lot. In case of inclement weather, information will be shared regarding an alternative date.


MARCH 19 Our Green World! ecoEXPLORE Library Program - Camden Thu 4 PM · Moyock Library · Moyock, North Carolina

Our Green World ecoEXPLORE Library Program ♦ Ages 6+ ♦ 1 Hour Join the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission for a FREE program about a new youth citizen science initiative expanding to coastal North Carolina, ecoEXPLORE! Come discover the fascinating world of plants! We will learn how to identify the trees and flowers in your backyard and put our new skills to the test in a nature scavenger hunt! Learn More at www.ecoexplore.net