June 15, 2008

Annual Arts Fest Begins Wednesday

CURRITUCK COUNTY | The seventh annual Arts Festival Under the Oaks will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday on the north lawn of The Whalehead Club.

The event will include more than 100 artists displaying watercolors, clay, photography , haberdashery, wood and stained glass. Other events will include a silent auction, baked goods sale, food, actors from "The Lost Colony," a book signing by Norris Austin, and fun for the children with paper kite-making, face- painting, ceramic art and Magic Mike the Clown. Parking is $5.

For more information, call (252) 453-9040, ext. 3.

Bertie County

C. shells to perform at library

C. Shells will perform at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Sallie Harrell Jenkins Memorial Library in Aulander.

The duo of Cindy Kays and Shelly Craig Potter will perform traditional and contemporary folk songs as well as Disney tunes and original compositions on stringed and percussion instruments.

The performance received funding from the North Carolina Arts Council, the state of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The library is at 302 Broad St.

Chowan County

children's tea set for tuesday

A children's tea is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Barker House.

Children are invited to attend and bring a favorite teddy bear or doll as well as an accompanying adult . Everyone is encouraged to dress up. There will be three courses, with treats to suit children and adults. Seating is limited, and advance reservations are required. Adults, $15; children, $5.

The event is sponsored by the Edenton Historical Commission. All proceeds will benefit the commission's historic preservation efforts.

For reservations or information, call (252) 482-7800 or e-mail barkerhouse @inteliport.com.

Dare County

interpreter tuesdays offered

Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve will be offering Interpreter Tuesdays through Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon, rain or shine.

A preserve interpreter will host an open house educational opportunity with items found in and around Nags Head Woods.

No registration is required for the free event. All ages are welcome for this hands-on program.

Pasquotank County

4-H offers summer day camps

Currituck County 4-H will be holding summer day camps.

The SOS day camp is for ages 9 to 13 and Camp Cloverbud is for ages 5 to 8.

Registration forms are available by calling the 4-H office, (252) 232-2262, or visiting http://currituck.ces.ncsu.edu , then clicking on Youth & 4H at the left of the page.

meetings + events


Blood drives 3 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, South Mills Ruritan Club, 3 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Shiloh Baptist Church.

Dinner meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday, William F. Martin Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans, Topside Restaurant. Guest speaker Paul Martin on "The Election of 1864."


Watermen's meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dare County Commission for Working Watermen, Commissioners Meeting Room, 204 Ananias Dare St. Manteo.

Round table meeting Outer Banks Civil War Round Table, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Duck Woods Country Club, speaker John V. Quarstein on the Battle of Big Bethel. Reservations required. (252) 261-2000, ext. 1.

Tourism meetings Steering Committee of the Dare County Tourism Board, 8:30 a.m., Tourism Board, 9 a.m., Thursday Outer Banks Welcome Center on Roanoke Island.

Commissioners meeting 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, adjourned regular session of the Nags Head Board of Commissioners, south wing of Fire Station 16, 5314 S. Croatan Hwy.


Blood drive 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nucor Steel, Cofield.


Meeting canceled 7 p.m. Tuesday, Pasquotank County Special Projects Committee.


Music and message night New Hope United Methodist Church in Hertford, 7 p.m. Wednesday, singing, Mount Olivet United Methodist Church band and a message on enthusiasm. Free, with nursery care for infants and toddlers through age 4.

Beverlie Gregory, (252) 441-1620,

[email protected]

Karen Santos, (252) 338-2590,

[email protected]

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