The Outer Banks this week in April is Going to Be Amazing Fun!

The Outer Banks this week in April is going to be amazingly fun!!! From Bike Week and Free National Park entrance to live music and open houses there is far too much to do. The list is long but worth the read so you don’t miss a thing.

EVENTS THIS WEEK ON THE OBX!

First Colony FoundationFIRST COLONY FOUNDATION ARCHEOLOGICAL DIG: “PROJECT DOGWOOD” – April through April 23rd – Roanoke Island – The First Colony Foundation is planning an archeological dig in honor of the Centennial and the 75th anniversary of Fort Raleigh National Historical Site. The focus of the dig will be to further investigate the “Ganz Workshop” site adjacent to the earthen fort. This event will help us to gain knowledge about the park which will help to excite and engage new audiences about the Lost Colony.

FREE ENTRANCE DAYS IN THE NATIONAL PARKS – WRIGHT BROTHERS NATIONAL MEMORIAL – through April 24th – The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016 and we want everyone to join the party! On 16 days in 2016, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. The fee waiver includes entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

bike week 201614th ANNUAL OUTER BANKS BIKE WEEK – Through April 24th – Join in another year of great activities, live music, special rides, vendors galore, and so much more! OBX Harley-Davidson and Nags Head Harley-Davidson are your hosts and have activities scheduled at their locations all week – entertainment, great food, events and special attractions like Bike Shows, Poker Runs, Guided Tours, Party Nights, Tattoo and Bikini Contests, Over 100 Vendors, Live Music, Outdoor Concerts, Pig Pickin & more!

OUTER BANKS HOSPITAL – American Lung Association Better Breathers Club – April 20th – Nags Head – Taking care of your emotional health is a key part of managing your COPD or other lung disease. The Better Breathers Club offered at The Outer Banks Hospital can offer you a place to share your thoughts with others who know what you are going through. Family members and caregivers are also welcome to join. Call 449-7300 to let us know you are coming!

mike dMIKE DIANNA’S GRILL ROOM – 12th Annual Open House – April 20th – 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Come join us for our annual night of complimentary food, beer and wine! Sean Olds and Friends will be breaking in the deck stage for the 2016 season! https://www.facebook.com/events/1110024185727593/

JOCKEY’S RIDGE STATE PARK – “NC Parks at 100” – 21st & 28th – 2:00 pm – Nags Head – One-hour video that commemorates North Carolina’s wonderful parks system, its history and people during our Centennial celebration.  See the beauty and charm our state parks have to offer!  All ages welcome.  Meet in the auditorium. http://www.ncparks.gov/jockeys-ridge-state-park/events-and-programs

TOWN OF DUCK- Nature on the Boardwalk with the NC Aquarium – April 21st – 9:00 – 10:30 am – Join North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island educator, Rhana Paris, for a stroll along the Town of Duck’s soundside boardwalk to check out wildlife and local plants. Programs are designed for older audiences, however, if children wish to participate with an adult, suggested age is 9 and up.  Program is free, but space is limited. Call 252.255.1234 to register.  Once registered, plan to wear walking shoes and gather at the First Floor Conference Room at Duck Town Hall, 1200 Duck Road to begin the program. https://www.townofduck.com/

FRISCO NATIVE AMERICAN MUSEUM – Create a Living Village – April 21st – 24th – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Frisco, Hatteras Island – Be a part of creating an interactive, outdoor exhibit at the museum! This is a big project and we need YOUR help to see it through to the end! The main focus for this even is the completion of the outdoor longhouse. No prior experience is needed! We will have volunteers and staff available to help teach the necessary skills. However, these projects are labor intensive and require focus, so they are not suited for young children. We will have some aprons and gloves available on site, but we suggest wearing clothing that can get stained and/or an apron, and medical-style latex or neoprene gloves. For questions or to receive participant e-mails please contact Ronnie, the project coordinator, at Ronnie@nativeamericanmuseum.org

seven-ten-band-600x600KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – Seven Ten Oil – April 21st – 9:00 pm – 12:30 am – Nags Head – Seven Ten Oil is a great rock and roll band from Virginia Beach. Enjoy a rockin’ Wednesday night at the Tavern! http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

SENIOR GAMES HEALTH FAIR, OPENING CEREMONIES – April 22nd – 8:00 – 11:30 am – Join us to celebrate senior fun, fitness and health. The Health Fair will offer free health screenings. Local vendors will also be on hand to provide information about health services and community resources. Stay to enjoy the Senior Games Opening Ceremonies, followed by lunch. No appointment is needed for the screenings. Call 449-7300 to let us know you will be joining us for lunch.

SKY BLUE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – Christian Benedi – April 22nd – 6:00 – 10:00 pm – Real Water Sports, Waves – A great family-friendly atmosphere. All shows are FREE unless otherwise noted. Sponsored Outer Beaches Realty along with other great sponsors.

BEACH FOOD PANTRY – Open House – April 22nd – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm and April 23rd – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm– Kitty Hawk – The Beach Food Pantry will be holding two Open to celebrate its new permanent home at 4007 North Croatan Highway in Kitty Hawk – MP 4. The new location was made possible by the generous support of the Outer Banks Community Foundation, Duck United Methodist Church (DUMC), DUMC Caring Hands, Cannon Foundation, Reisert Foundation, Dominion Foundation, USDA and community donations to its Building Fund. Take a tour of the new facility and learn about how the Beach Food Pantry is fighting hunger in Dare County! Visit beachfoodpantry.org for more information. https://www.facebook.com/events/1114478075240849/

Brothers CottageKILL DEVIL HILLS HISTORIC LANDMARKS OPEN HOUSE – April 22nd – 1:00 pm – Kill Devil Hills Town Hall – The self-guided tour of a sampling of the historic homes beginnings with a reception at the Kill Devil Hills Town Hall. Two new 2015 historic home designations – Owen Cottage at 2019 S Virginia Dare Trail and the Young/Croarkin Cottage at 201 Random Street will be honored. Participants will be given a map of the properties and they will have from 2 to 5 p.m. to tour those that are open. Signs will be placed in the yards of those available for touring. The event is free and open to the public. The Historic Landmarks Commission was developed to identify preserve and protect the heritage, history, architecture and culture of the Town of Kill Devil Hills. For more information, call (252) 449-5318 or visit http://www.kdhnc.com/145/Historic-Landmarks-Commission

chipBENEFIT FOR GEORGE “CHIP” HENDENBERG – April 22nd – 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Waveriders Coffee Shop, Deli & Pub, MP 11. 5, Nags Head – George “Chip” Hendenberg of Shiva’s Drum Yoga Shop is in need of your support. A beloved, long-time resident of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Chip was recently diagnosed with terminal brain and lung cancer. Chip need funds to provide in-home care during this difficult time. For more information about the benefit – https://www.outerbankschamber.com/events/2016/04/22/community/fundraiser-for-local-resident-business-owner/

PEPPERCORNS RESTAURANT AT THE RAMADA PLAZA NAGS HEAD PRESENTS – The Wilder Brothers – April 16th – 7:00 – 10:00 pm – Kill Devil Hills – Locals and visitors alike love dinner at Peppercorn’s and the live music in the lounge!  http://www.ramadaplazanagshead.com/dining-en.html

krunchKELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – Harley Sponsor Night with Krunch and DJ Rambo – April 22nd – 9:00 pm – 1:45 am – Welcome bikers! Krunch is a party band that plays popular rock and alternative music performed with high energy. DJ Rambo at 9 pm and during band breaks. Krunch start at 9:30 pm. http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

DARE COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY – April 23rd – 10:45am – 4:30pm – 109 Veterans Drive, Kill Devil Hills – Join us as we recognize and honor local law enforcement agencies working in Dare County to provide a safe, secure, and peaceful environment for vacationers, property owners, and residents. Lunch begins at 11 a.m., live entertainment, presenting awards and more. ducksecurities@gmail.com

EARTH FAIR OBX V – April 23rd – 1:00 – 4:00 pm – Jockey’s Ridge State Park, Nags Head – Celebrate Earth Day on the Outer Banks and the N.C. Science Festival at Jockey’s Ridge State Park and participate in a variety of engaging activities. For the 5th consecutive year, the event will bring together many Outer Banks organizations that offer environmental education; you’ll be sure to learn something new! Don’t miss this chance to meet representatives from organizations that work to preserve the ecosystems and scenic beauty that have made the Outer Banks famous around the world. Earth Fair OBX V will be an afternoon full of festivities for the entire family to enjoy. This event is free and open to the public. https://www.facebook.com/events/1688991421377848/

JOCKEY’S RIDGE STATE PARK – Outer Banks Earth Fair – April 23rd – 1:00 – 4:00 pm – Nags Head – Join Jockey’s Ridge State Park, the North Carolina Coastal Federation, and a host of Outer Banks agencies in celebrating Earth Fair 2016. What’s better than one agency celebrating Earth Day? All of us getting together and throwing a party! For more information, contact Justin Barnes at Jockey’s Ridge State Park. (252) 441-7132 http://www.ncparks.gov/jockeys-ridge-state-park/events-and-programs

218 Ocean Boulevard - the Mackey Cottage. . .SOUTHERN SHORES – Historic Flat Top Cottages Tour – April 23rd – 1:00 -5:00 pm – the Outer Banks Community Foundation is hosting a self-guided tour that includes world-famous “Flat-Top” Cottages in Southern Shores.  Made popular by wildlife artist/developer Frank Stick, most of these beach cottages were built in the 1940’s and 1950’s and have dominated the architecture of Southern Shores. This year’s tour proceeds will once again benefit Flat Top Preservation Fund of the Outer Banks Community Foundation. For more information, please email seatide1@gmail.com or call 804-399-8342.

PEPPERCORNS RESTAURANT AT THE RAMADA PLAZA NAGS HEAD PRESENTS – Ruth Wyand – April 16th – 7:00 – 10:00 pm – Kill Devil Hills – Locals and visitors alike love dinner at Peppercorn’s and the live music in the lounge!  http://www.ramadaplazanagshead.com/dining-en.html

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN PRESENTS – Harley Sponsor Night with Krunch and DJ Rambo – April 23rd – 9:00 pm – 1:45 am – Welcome bikers! Krunch is a party band that plays popular rock and alternative music performed with high energy. DJ Rambo at 9 pm and during band breaks. Krunch start at 9:30 pm. http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

yoga on coquinaYOGA ON THE BEACH – April 24th – 10:00 am – Coquina Beach, MP 22, Cape Hatteras National Seashore – Have you ever tried yoga on a beautiful beach? It’s time to ‘Om’ Outside! In partnership with the National Park Service and in celebration of National Park Rx Day, part of National Park Week (April 16-24), The Outer Banks Hospital invites you to participate in a FREE hour-long yoga session on Coquina Beach! Bring a yoga mat or towel, sunscreen and water! The class will feature a mindful, dynamic vinyasa flow for all levels with emphasis on breath and fun. Limited number of spots available, so please register by emailing denise.depedro@theobh.com by April 21.

JOCKEY’S RIDGE STATE PARK – What’s in a Name? – April 25th – 2:00 pm – Nags Head – Do you wonder how Jockey’s Ridge State Park got its name?  How about Bodie Island, Nags Head or Kill Devil Hills?  Learn the legends and facts about how local landmarks and towns got their names.  Approx. 30 mins.  All ages welcome.  Meet in the auditorium. http://www.ncparks.gov/jockeys-ridge-state-park/events-and-programs

SKY BLUE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – Chad Bennett – April 25th – 6:00 – 10:00 pm – Real Water Sports, Waves – A great family-friendly atmosphere. All shows are FREE unless otherwise noted. Sponsored Outer Beaches Realty along with other great sponsors.

UPCOMING EVENTS!

CANCER LUNCH AND LEARN: Can Cancer Be Prevented? Popular Facts & Myths about Cancer – April 29th – 12:00 -1:00 pm – Outer Banks Hospital Cancer Resource Center, Nags Head – Lunch will be served. Seating is limited. Please call 449-7300 to register.

JOCKEY’S RIDGE STATE PARK – Birds of Prey – April 29th – 2:00 pm – Nags Head – Join park staff for a talk on the basic biology of birds of prey.  Learn how their unique adaptations help them catch prey and discover how to identify some of the species in the area.  Approx. 30 min.  All ages welcome. Meet in the auditorium. http://www.ncparks.gov/jockeys-ridge-state-park/events-and-programs

duathlonOUTER BANKS DUALATHLON – A Run Bike Run Event – April 30th – 7:00 am – Nags Head – This is an event for all ages and skill levels. The run course takes you through the quaint ocean side town of South Nags Head, and is set-up against a challenging fast 20 mile ride through the Pea Island Wildlife Refuge which includes the historic Bodie Island Lighthouse and Oregon Inlet. As an added feature the second 5K run, to finish this event, is held on the beach at the newly restored Jennette’s Pier. There is a beach-cruiser division available. Sponsored Brindley Beach, Sun Realty and other great local sponsors.  See more at: http://www.theobxrunningcompany.com/

GIRL SCOUT DAY – April 30th – 9:30 am- 4:30 pm – Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo – Girl Scouts, grades 2-8, will have the opportunity to obtain the Explore Roanoke Island Festival Park Badge. In addition, Girl Scouts can work on the following badges: Brownie Bugs; Girl Scout Brownie Potter; Brownie Fair Play; Junior Play in the Past; Junior Flowers; Cadette New Cuisines; Cadette Trees; Cadette Wood Worker. To register visit www.ebiz.gsccc.org

damianDAMIAN’S FUNDRAISING PARTY – April 30th – 10:00 pm – 2:00 am – Plaza Azteca, Kill Devil Hills – M&M’s Entertainment it’s glad to announce Damian’s Fundraising Party, we have reunited the best Latin DJs of Outer Banks to bring you an unforgettable party. Join us for the benefit of Damian Rivera who is fighting Leukemia. Support our buddy Damian and have fun with us doing what we do in stage. l Hills NC, Ladies $5 and Gentlemen $10 at door. 18+ to get in, 21+ to drink. Will play any request English or Spanish songs. https://www.facebook.com/events/479578072248651/

ONGOING EVENTS!

ROANOKE ISLAND FESTIVAL PARK PRESENTS – Dare County High Schools Annual Art Show – April 1st – April 28th (Monday – Friday 9 a.m.to 5 p.m.) – Manteo – The free exhibit, located in the Art Gallery, features works of Manteo, First Flight, and Hatteras High Schools. Come enjoy the creativity and promise in our young students. There will be an opening reception April 10th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. For More information, call 252-475-1500. www.roanokeisland.com

REGULAR WEEKLY LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, ACTIVITIES & SPECIALS! 

CAPTAIN GEORGE’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT – FIRST CATCH EVERY SUNDAY!  Only $27.00! From noon to 4:00 pm enjoy their world famous seafood buffet offering over 70 items! (Excluding Mother’s Day and Father’s Day) www.captaingeorges.com

MIKE DIANNA’S GRILL ROOM – Sunday Brunch – Every Sunday – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – You simply cannott beat this great way to enjoy a leisurely brunch. http://www.grillroomobx.com/events

CHILLI PEPPERS COASTAL GRILL – Every Sunday – Best Brunch on the Beach! (as voted by the Virginia-Pilot) All Day. http://www.chilli-peppers.com/best-brunch-on-the-beach-2/

MAKO MIKE’S – Every Monday – 8 oz Prime Rib Served with Two Sides $12.99 or Buy on Pasta Get One Free. http://makomikes.com/

BAREFOOT BERNIE’S TROPICAL GRILL & BAR – Every Monday – Burger Night – Enjoy handmade burgers with a new specialty burger every week.  https://www.facebook.com/BarefootBernies/photos/a.410563064713.196919.62204104713/10152941035834714/?type=1&theater

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN – Shag Night with the OB Shag Club and Ladies Night – Model Search – Every Monday – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – All invited – free to the Public. The purpose of the Outer Banks Shag Club is to promote and preserve Carolina Beach Music and dancing. http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

MAKO MIKE’S – Every Tuesday – Fried Oyster Dinner $12.99 – http://makomikes.com/

BAREFOOT BERNIE’S TROPICAL GRILL & BAR – Tapas & Wine – Every Tuesday – Enjoy a variety of small plates and excellent wine pairings. Tapas are different every week. https://www.facebook.com/BarefootBernies/photos/a.410563064713.196919.62204104713/10152943454364714/?type=1&theater

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN – Loretta’s Line Dancing Classes – Every Tuesday – 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Beach music & line dancing & instruction. http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN – Karaoke with Hambone – Every Tuesday – 8:00 pm – 1:00 am – Come show your talent while singing along to your favorite song. 18 and up. http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

GENTLE CHAIR YOGA – Every Wednesday – 1:15 – 2:15 pm – Outer Banks Hospital Cancer Resource Center – Nags Head – Cancer survivors and those with chronic illness are invited to participate in our gentle chair yoga program at The Outer Banks Hospital. For more information and to register, contact Marie Neilson at 449-4554

MAKO MIKE’S – Every Wednesday – Crab Leg Dinner $15.99 – http://makomikes.com/

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN – Every Wednesday – Working Women’s Wednesday – 5:30 – 7:30 pm – $15 M&M = Manicure & Martini OR $5 Martini. Games, Gifts and complimentary Appetizer’s. Ladies… celebrate your hard work!!! http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

KELLY’S OUTER BANKS RESTAURANT & TAVERN – Every Wednesday – Open Mic Night – 8:00 – 11:00 pm – The Bellhops provide all sound and light needs, musical accompaniment, back-up. All you need is the talent! http://kellysrestaurant.com/events/

CHILLI PEPPERS COASTAL GRILL – Every Thursday – Tapas Night… Flavors from Around the World! – Each Thursday Chilli’s highlights amazing dishes from different international regions. April 21 – People’s Choice; April 28 – Mom’s Cooking; May 5 – Mexican; May 12 – New Menu Preview!

MAKO MIKE’S – Every Thursday – 8 oz Prime Rib Served with Two Sides $12.99 or Buy on Pasta Get One Free. http://makomikes.com/

MIKE DIANNA’S GRILL ROOM – Burger Night – Every Thursday – 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Enjoy one of Mike’s superbly flame-grilled burger with a specialty burger every week. http://www.grillroomobx.com/#!events/c250u

BAREFOOT BERNIE’S TROPICAL GRILL & BAR – Every Thursday – Sushi – Chopstick included.  https://www.facebook.com/BarefootBernies/photos/a.410563064713.196919.62204104713/10152932057069714/?type=1&theater

MAKO MIKE’S – Every Sunday – Prime Rib Served with Two Sides $12.99 – http://makomikes.com/