August 8, 2008

Learn About American Indian Culture

DARE COUNTY | The fifth annual Roanoke Island American Indian Cultural Festival and Powwow will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Dare County Regional Airport pavilion lawn in Manteo.

The event will feature a gathering of American Indian tribes dressed in tribal regalia with music, dance, visual arts, storytelling, backwoods survival demos, crafts and health screenings.

There will be educational displays exhibiting artifacts used and items traded by the American Indians, American Indian foods and other festival foods.

The grand entry will take place at noon Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.

Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 3 to 12.

The event is sponsored by the Council of The Algonquian Indians of N.C. Inc. and the Roanoke-Hatteras Indians of Dare County. Camden County

Theater camp seeks participants

A theater camp will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday at Camden United Methodist Church.

Children and youth from rising kindergartners through high schoolers are welcome to participate in Solid Rock Cafe, a Christian musical. Middle and high school students are needed to help as junior counselors and section leaders.

Each day, participants will learn one or more techniques in dancing, singing and acting . A $35 donation for each camper ($10 for junior counselors) is requested to cover costs .

The musical will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 and 11 a.m. Aug. 16.

To register, or for more information, call Sandy Englund at (252) 336-4806 or e-mail [email protected] Registration is available the first day of camp if space is available .

Currituck County

Strawberry producers meeting

A strawberry pre-plant meeting will be held Thursday at the Currituck County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension for northeastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia.

The program will begin with a meal at 6:15 p.m. followed by an educational presentation at 7 p.m. by Barclay Poling, strawberry extension specialist with N.C. State University.

Anyone interested in the commercial production of strawberries is welcome to attend. Pre-register by Tuesday at (252) 232-2262.

Dare County

Church to hold sales and auction

All Saints' Episcopal Church will hold a yard sale, bake sale and auction from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at 40 Pintail Trail, across from Kitty Hawk Elementary School.

A preview of auction items will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday and 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday. The auction will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Join the Ocean games Saturday

The ninth annual Ocean Games and Kayak Race will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the beach behind the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Nags Head.

The 3-mile kayak race will offer free kayak rental with pre- registration.

The race begins at the Conch Street beach access at 8 a.m. Pre- registration is required by today at Kitty Hawk Kites.

Other activities include a sand castle building contest, paddle races, water balloon sling shots and games. Power kite demonstrations will be given, and prizes will be awarded. To register for the sand castle contest, visit

Annual 5K is set for Sunday

The seventh annual OBX Sandbar 5K will be held at 8 a.m. Sunday at milepost 4.5 beach access.

The 5K beach run/walk charity race will benefit the Outer Banks Relief Foundation.

Entry fee is $20. Entries will be accepted from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. race day. Space is limited.

For more information or to register, visit

School supplies will go to families

Operation Backpack will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Nags Head Church, 105 W. Soundside Road.

Free school supplies will be distributed to local families.

To make a donation or learn more about this event, visit or call (252) 441-7524.

Gardener program will start soon

The Dare County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension is taking applications for its 2008 Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program. Application deadline is Aug. 15.

The 13-week training program will begin Sept. 3 at the extension office in Manteo. Classes will take place once a week from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays. Cost is $75. Participants will receive a minimum of 40 hours of training in botany, soils, insects, diseases, landscape plants, vegetables, fruit, lawns, houseplants, flowers and landscape design.

Upon completion of training and passing a take-home exam, volunteers will begin a 40-hour internship of service and training with the extension staff.

Volunteers help with public education in horticulture to citizens of the county.

For more information, call (252) 473-429.

Hertford County

Preview the new flood maps

Hertford County property owners will have the opportunity to review and ask questions about preliminary copies of newly updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for the county.

The maps will be on display at 7 p.m. Monday with a presentation at 7:30 p.m. in the Hertford County Commissioners Room of the County Administration Building, 704 N. King St., Winton.

The preliminary maps are also available for viewing at

Pasquotank County

Season tickets go on sale Monday

Tickets for the 2008-09 entertainment season at College of The Albemarle will go on sale Monday.

This season includes country singer/songwriter Brian Davis, a Rocky Hock production of "Star over Bethlehem," John Brown Quintet , the COAST Players' production of "Night of the Living Dead,""A Year with Frog & Toad" and others.

For more information call (252) 335-9050 or visit and click on Community Auditorium, Elizabeth City campus for more information.

Fundraiser to benefit Red Cross

The eighth annual Breakfast with a Friend community fundraiser will be held from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at CPOA Quarters, 514 Cardwell St., behind Pizza Hut .

The event benefits the Great Albemarle Area Chapter of the American Red Cross. Cost is $6.


Support workshop for caregivers

The South Atlantic Division of the American Cancer Society will offer a telephone workshop, "I Didn't Apply for this Job," to informal caregivers.

Caregivers can receive information and support related to caring for a loved one with cancer. Topics will include steps caregivers can take to address problems and where to turn for help. There will be a question-and-answer session .

The one-hour free workshop will be offered at 3 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. Tuesday and 7 p.m. Thursday.

To register for the workshop, call (800) 966-3586.

meetings + events


Women's club luncheon The Currituck County Christian Women's Club Luncheon is at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, at the American Legion Post 288; guest speaker, the Rev. Bill Ralph, music by Diane Newbern. Cost is $6. For reservations, call (252) 453-3266.

Preschool spaces available Moyock United Methodist Church Preschool still has a few spaces available in its two-, three- and five- day classes for 3-and 4-year-olds. Call (252) 435-0610.

Mother's morning out Moyock United Methodist Church offers care for children ages 1 to pre-K for its Mother's Morning Out program each Thursday morning during the school year. Advance reservations are required and spaces are limited. Call (252) 435-0610.


Public meeting 2 p.m. Sunday, Dare County Board of Commissioners meeting to provide information and answer questions concerning the Stumpy Point sewer project, Stumpy Point Community Center.

Committee meeting 9 a.m. Monday, Town of Southern Shores Hazard Mitigation Committee, Pitts Center.

Committee meeting 6 p.m. Monday, Town of Manteo Special Events Committee, Manteo Town Hall.


City Council 7 p.m. Monday, H. Rick Gardner Municipal Building, Council Chambers.

Trustees meeting 7 p.m. Monday, College of The Albemarle Board of Trustees, COA, John Wood Foreman Technology Center, Room FC-121-A.

Beverlie Gregory, (252) 441-1620,

[email protected]

Karen Santos, (252) 338-2590,

[email protected]

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