Annual Events and Celebrations on the Outer Banks


Month NbrMonth EventOrganizerInternet Link
1212 December
33 MarchAnnual Volunteer
Outer Banks Sporting Events, Dare Education and Outer Banks Relief Foundation thank each one of you for your commitment to our Outer Banks community.
Each hour you give to OBSE directly impacts our local community, helping those in need and our local schools and school children. We appreciate your continued help and support.
22 DecemberAngel Gift ProgramOuter Banks Woman’s Club at 252.305.4214 OR Linda Oneal, with Hatteras United Methodist Church at 252.986.2149 or Ashley Jackson at 252.475.9345.
11 JanuaryNew
22 FebruaryBoating safety classKaryn Marra 252-261-2923 or email
55 MayBuddy,
66 juneenables children and young adults with special needs to build confidence and self-esteem through adventure activities which stretch their limits, expand their true potential, reinforce their achievement, & connect them with diverse populations in their community. Best Day is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit (Tax-ID 26-2223078) founded in March 2008 in Santa Cruz, CA by Brooks Lambert and Max Montgomery, two long-time Ride a Wave volunteers who wished to share a similar program with other communities.

Special needs supported;

Cerebral Palsy
Cystic fibrosis
Down syndrome
Muscular dystrophy
Other injury, illness or developmental challenges

Chesapeake Bay Chapter of Best Day Foundation is volunteer organization and registered 501(c)3 that enables children and young adults with special needs to build confidence and self-esteem through adventure activities which stretch their limits, expand their true potential, reinforce their achievement, & connect them with diverse populations in their community. They are holding their events taking kids with special needs surfing, boogie boarding and kayaking in Nags Head at Jennette’s Pier on June 10 and 11.

They would loved to have local kids with special needs attend their events as participants. Many of their volunteers across other chapters are middle and high school students.s. Students would receive a letter verifying their community service hours after each event.

Here is where you can register as a participant or volunteer:
Contact: Alexis Downham
Best Day CB Co-Chair
Best Day NJ Co-Chair
c (757) 880-5824
Best dayAlexis downham
1111 Nov/decChristmas for Children in Foster Care

Currently, there are 30 children in agency custody of the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services’ Social Services Division. Each year, the Pirate’s Cove Homeowners Association generously provides Christmas gifts for many of these children. Additionally, the Social Services Division maintains a fund made up of donations from the community to provide children in their care with needed items throughout the year, and to fill any gaps with Christmas gifts.

Monetary donations are being accepted in preparation for the Holidays, and any amount is welcome. Interested parties can donate by sending a check the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services, Social Services Division at PO Box 669, Manteo, NC 27954. The checks should be made out to Dare County Department of Health & Human Services and in memo” Foster Children’s Fund” should be noted.

For additional information, please contact Nancy Huff or Brittany Canter at 252.475.5500.
Christmas kids in foster careNancy huff or Brittany canter 252-475-5500
44 aprilhe Gem Center is a community based non-profit corporation founded in 1997, to
provide dementia care for frail seniors. GEM provides a positive and supportive environment for adults with memory loss, physical and mental disabilities and those in need of socialization. Caregiving can be both a rewarding and challenging experience. Connect with other caregivers in the area and gain insight into dementia care.

2300 S. Croatan HWY
Nags Head NC 27948 United States
Gem volunteer socialGail sonnessoEmail:
Phone: 252-480-3354
33 marchThe event is being held at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church, third year in a row. We need donations of prom attire (male and female), volunteers to collect donations from the drop-off sites, help with setting up and breaking down the ‘glam.’ We need dress racks and assistance in getting the dresses from Hardy Moving and Storage to the church, sorting the dresses by size, organizing and disinfecting the shoes, setting up the tables, displaying the items and breaking down after the event and getting the dresses to storage, etc.

Full Length Mirrors • Hangers • Dress Racks
Jewelry Ensembles purchased at cost
(Project Glam Girls Jewelry Ensembles may be purchased at cost and donated back to the cause.
Contact Quinn Capps on Facebook, Email

Atlantic Realty: 4729 N. Croatan Hwy., Kitty Hawk, across from Brew Thru
Atlantic Realty: 103 E. Mall Drive, Nags Head, corner of Hwy 158 & Mall Dr., right across from mall
Barco Library: 4261 Caratoke Hwy, Barco, NC
Downtown Books: 105 Sir Walter Raleigh St., Manteo
Outer Banks Association of Realtors: 201 W 8th St., Nags Head
Glam girls pre prom prepContact Quinn Capps on Facebook, Email
22 febFebruary 3rd is the day we “Go Red for Women’s Heart Health”! Cooperative Extension in Currituck is challenging everyone to sport their red in support of women’s heart health on this day. More than that, help spread awareness about heart health and read on to learn some ways to keep yours healthy. Also plan to attend the Currituck Heart Walk on Friday, February 3rd for healthy cooking demonstrations, physical activity challenges, and heart health information from 11am – 2pm at the Currituck County Cooperative Extension Center. Stop by at your convenience to participate in the FUN!

Don’t forget to wear your red on Friday, February 3rd, 2017. Heart disease does not exclusively affect women, so men should wear red on this day as well to show your support for a healthy heart. Help spread awareness about heart health and show your support for the American Heart Association. Share your support on social media with #PaintCurrituckRed and send pictures displaying your support for women’s heart health to for a special go red prize!

For more information about Women’s Heart Health or the programs provided by the NC Cooperative Extension Currituck County Center, please visit or contact Olivia Jones via email or via phone 252-232-2261.
Go red for women's heart healthOlivia jones
55 mayJoin Not the Answer NC and Surfrider Foundation, Outer Banks Chapter on May 16th at Bonnett Street Beach Access in Nags Head to join hands against offshore drilling. Our goal is to have 500 people join hands at noon, please arrive by 11am (hand holding will conclude by 12:30pm). If Bonnett St. parking is full additional parking can be found at Blackman and Bittern or on Memorial in between the highways. In the event of inclement weather please check Facebook for live updates. Also, join us at 10am for a donation based yoga ($5 suggested) and after holding hands at Farmdog Surf School for an afternoon from 12:30-4pm, proceeds benefit our outreach fund. More information on that COMING SOON!Across the sand not the answer NC
22 FebTo bring new and innovative programs to Nags Head and to strengthen our community relationships, Nags Head’s Police Department offers the Citizen’s Police Academy each spring. The Academy provides community members a unique opportunity to become familiar with the daily operations of the department. During the eight week course, which typically meets on Tuesdays, participants speak with representatives of each unit and division in the Department, including patrol operations and criminal investigations. In addition to classroom instruction, participants will have the opportunity to ride along with a patrol officer and observe police K-9 demonstrations. Tours of Nags Head’s Police Department and Dare County’s Detention Center will also be conducted.

The Citizen’s Police Academy is not intended to turn class members into certified police officers or reserve officers. Participants will have no police powers. The Academy is open to all; however priority will be given to Nags Head residents and business owners. Applicants must be at least 21 years old and will undergo a criminal history check.Nags Head Police Department is currently taking applications for our Citizen Police Academy that will begin March 17, 2015.

For more information or an application, click on the link below or call the Department at 252.441.6386.

Attached Document or FileCitizen’s Police Academy Brochure and Application Adobe Acrobat Document
Our Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) is designed after a traditional police academy curriculum and teaching methods. Our CPA provides members from the community an opportunity to get a better understanding of their police department..

During eight (8) weekly 3-hour sessions, participants are introduced to a variety of legal, community and public safety topics. These topics are designed to orient participants into the police department’s functional and operational procedures. These courses are not intended to train participants as police officers.
The academy is taught by sworn police officers and other legal and field experts. Participants will have the opportunity to meet the Chief of Police and all members of his command staff. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and engage in dialogs on police and community related issues.
Our goal is to strengthen our community relationships by giving our citizens a up-close look into the daily operations of their police department and explore the many opportunities where we can band together to create a stronger safer community.
This FREE program is offered once every year in the Spring. Most classes meet Tuesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Nags Head Police Department.

The Citizen’s Police Academy will kick-off with a welcome from the Chief of Police. Throughout the following eight weeks, participants will have the opportunity for both classroom and hands-on experience in the following law enforcement topics:


Professional Standards

Patrol Officer Procedures

Criminal Investigations

Use of Force Policy

Weapon-less Defense

Firearm Safety

Dispatch Communication

Community Policing

K-9 Demonstrations

Dare County Detention Center Tour

Police Administration

Police Department Building Tour

Crime Scene Scenarios

And More!
Citizen's Police AcademyNags Head Police Department 252.441.6386.