Outer Banks Events for January/February 2009

Now - April 1
6th Annual Outer Banks SPCA Awareness Photo Contest
This Annual photo contest is open to ALL Pampered Pets with a photo taken on The Outer Banks. Please see details at pamperedpetsguide.com. Our annual publication runs from May - May so the deadline each year is April 1st. If you miss the deadline your entry will go into the next years contest. 

January 9 - February 2
Sweet Sixteen - Mary Ellen Riddle Photography
Dare County Arts Council Gallery. Opening Reception January 9, 6-9 pm. (252) 473-5558 or darearts.org.

January 10 - 11
11th Annual Outer Banks Wedding Weekend and Expo
First Flight High School. outerbanksweddingassoc.org.

January 13
Currituck Heritage Park Winter Educational Series - Presentation on Tiffany Glass by Gary Baker
The Whalehead Club. 11:00 am. Gary Baker, former Curator of Glass at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, VA, will present a program on Louis Comfort Tiffany. Tiffany, unlike his jewelry-making family, became known throughout the world for his innovative and artistic glass-making. Tiffany’s contribution to the Art Nouveau movement will be highlighted through the beautiful examples of his glass-work in the Whalehead Club. In addition, Mr Baker will help identify pieces of your personal glass & silver collections. Feel free to bring along some of your favorite pieces for him to look at. Lunch will be served. Call 252-453-9040 for reservations.

February 1 - February 27
32nd Annual Frank Stick Memorial Art Show
Glen Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery, Nags Head. Includes a wide variety of local fine art ranging from conceptual to realistic. Sculpture, painting, drawing, fiber, pottery and mixed media. (252) 473-5558 or darearts.org.

February 5 - 7
Valentine Pups
5-7 p.m. Valentine theme party for pets & their people. Costume contest with prizes & refreshments for all. (252) 473-2094 or obxpuparazzi.com.

February 10
Currituck Heritage Park Winter Educational Series - Storytelling: Pass it on through Oral Histories
Currituck Beach Lighthouse. 11:00 am. Come having read “To Illuminate the Dark Space”, oral histories of the Keepers of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, tour the Keepers’ house, and listen to Sylvia Payne, who through the generosity of the NC Humanities Council, will present a 45 minute program on preserving family oral histories. Lunch will be served. Call 252-453-8152 for reservations.

February 14
Valentine’s Dance
108 Budleigh Street, Manteo. 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. The Lost Colony hosts a romantic evening of dinner, dancing, and fun with elegant catering, live dance music and a silent auction. Tickets are $48 per person. Proceeds benefit the Roanoke Island Historical Association, producers of The Lost Colony. 252-473-2127 or thelostcolony.org.

February 20
Freedmen’s Colony Blues Jam
Film Theatre, Roanoke Island Festival Park. 8 p.m. Artist to be announced. (252) 475-1500 or roanokeisland.com.

February 20 - February 22
The Gin Game
Theatre of Dare, your community theatre, presents "The Gin Game" directed by Etta Lanuti. Weller Martin challenges his new friend Fonsia Dorsey to a game of gin. He suddenly finds that he’s in for more than he wagers. (This show is rated PG for language.) Shows are Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm at the COA Roanoke Island Campus (formerly Manteo Middle School). Visit theatreofdare.org or call 252-261-4064 for more information.

February 22
Hesperus: Unknown Lincoln: A Portrait in Song
Art Gallery, Roanoke Island Festival Park. 4 p.m. Abraham Lincoln did not play an instrument and seldom sang in public, but he loved music and dance. Hesperus’s performance of his favorites gives audiences a special insight into this memorable public figure. 252-475-1500 or roanokeisland.com.

February 27 - March 1
The Gin Game
Theatre of Dare, your community theatre, presents "The Gin Game" directed by Etta Lanuti. Weller Martin challenges his new friend Fonsia Dorsey to a game of gin. He suddenly finds that he’s in for more than he wagers. (This show is rated PG for language.) Shows are Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm at the COA Roanoke Island Campus (formerly Manteo Middle School). Visit theatreofdare.org or call 252-261-4064 for more information.

February 28 - March 1
9th Annual Civil War Living History Weekend
Roanoke Island Festival Park. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and March 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Commemorating the 147th Anniversary of the Battle of Roanoke Island, featuring re-enactors of Union and Confederate soldiers and civilians. Other events include period activities such as artillery demonstrations and a speed firing musket demonstration. 252-475-1500 or roanokeisland.com.