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Coming Events in Oriental and in and near Pamlico County

  • This week, Jan 13-15, New Village Brewery has in-house and guest brews for on-site and take-away. ALL customers, regardless of vaccination status, are requested to wear a mask (indoors or outdoors) when in the proximity of others and when not actively eating or drinking.

    Brews:
    • All 7 New Village Brewery brews on tap – Chuck-Will’s-Widow Black IPA, Red Beard’s Brown Ale, Whitecap American White Ale, Lili’s Breakfast Stout, Ol’ Store English Ale, Purdy’s Pale Ale, and High Water IPA.
    • Guest brews from Shortway Brewing Co. – Oktoberfest Ale, Brhubarb Blonde Ale

    Food trucks:
    • Friday, 1/14: Anita’s Taqueria, 5-8p. Gorditas, Tacos, and Quesadillas. See the full menu here.
    • Saturday, 1/15: Meraki Mediterranean Kafe 3-8p. Greek fries, chicken souvlaki, and gyros. Check out the full menu.

    On Thursday, customers are encouraged to BYO snacks and treats.

    Open Thu 4-8p, Fri 4-9p, Sat 2-9p.

  • Pamlico Musical Society welcomes Circus No. 9 to the Old Theater, Saturday, January 15 @ 7:30p. Earlier on Saturday at 2p, the band will play a free ‘informance’ at Holt’s Chapel Community Center.

    Comprised of four highly-acclaimed musicians on fiddle, mandolin, bass and guitar, this Tennessee-based group was a 2019 IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Award) Momentum Band Award nominee and has appeared alongside artists David Grisman, Bryan Sutton, and Larry Keel, among others.

    Tickets to the evening concert are $25 and are available in Oriental at Nautical Wheelers, 411 Broad Street, and online at www.pamlicomusic.org. Tickets for sold-out shows may become available at the door last minute. Check at the box office at 7:15.

    The 2p show is free and open to the public. Holt’s Chapel Community Center is at 136 Janiero Road.

    Pamlico Musical Society is following state and local COVID guidelines and provide updates as the date draws near. For more information, call 252-617-2125.

  • The Old Theater launches Classic Cinema Sundays on January 16, starting with 4 episodes of the 1950s serial classic Flash Gordon.

    In the year 3202 Flash Gordon is a member of the Galactic Bureau of Investigation. He and his team of agents travel the galaxy in their ship Sky Flash battling villains and keeping the galaxy safe.

    Every month after, 2 Flash Gordon episodes will be shown with a classic movie following.

    Doors open at 2:30, Flash starts playing at 3p. Tickets are $6 and include free popcorn, and soft drinks or water by donation. All proceeds go to support The Old Theater, a non-profit organization.

    The Old Theater continues to comply with state & local guidance and recommends wearing masks indoors. The Old Theater has also installed professional grade air purifiers in the theater which are operational at all times.

  • Open Mic Night is live at the Silos. The music begins at 7p.

    Bring your instrument, your voice, or both. Music is upstairs in The Silos.

    The Silos is at 1111 Broad St Extension, Oriental, NC.

  • Dragons from all over the world are on display at ArtWorks Oriental now thru Feb 12.

    ArtWorks Oriental put out an international call to artists to submit their dragons for ArtWorks’ newest show “Dragon Season in Oriental.” It worked. The gallery is filled with Oriental’s mascot.

    Artists and artisans have submitted their renditions of the dragon in paper, felt, glass, on canvas, and more.

    Dragon Season in Oriental will be on display from Dec 27 – February 12. ArtWorks Oriental is open Monday – Thursday from 10a -5p, Friday & Saturday from 10a – 7p, and Sunday from noon – 4p at 518 S. Water St in Oriental, NC.

  • Nautical Wheelers wine tasting weekend, Friday, January, 21 from 5-7p at the New Bern store, and Saturday, January 22 at 2 & 3p in Oriental under the carport.

    Andy Woolgar from Elephants Corner Wines presents wines from South Africa.

    Find Nautical Wheelers in Oriental at 411 Broad Street, 252-249-0359.

  • Oriental’s History Museum showcases their new photography exhibit, “Birds in our Backyard.”

    Oriental is home (and vacation home) to several native and migratory species. A wide photo selection of these birds are on display, many from local photographers. The museum wants to know how many birds can you identify?

    Like some of the Oriental’s avian visitors, this exhibit will only be here until February.

    The Oriental History Museum is at 802 Broad Street. Hours are: Friday 11-3 and Saturday 1-4. Admission is always free, donations gratefully accepted. For more information about the museum and this exhibit contact us: museum@dockline.net

  • Pamlico Musical Society welcomes the Georgia Guitar Quartet to River Dunes and the Oriental United Methodist Church on – Jan 23 & 24.-

    Due to rising Covid cases in their community, the Georgia Quartet has postponed their performances. Ticket holders have the option to hold on to their Georgia Guitar Quartet tickets for use at the rescheduled concert, cancel their tickets and request a full refund, or donate their tickets back to the Society.

    The Georgia Guitar Quartet borrows from both the past and present, drawing inspiration from classical masters such as Bach and Brahms, experimentalists in the vein of Cage and Stockhausen, and contemporary rock icons like Led Zeppelin and Radiohead.

    The 11a ‘informance’ – music, stories, and a Q&A session – is free and open to the public. Oriental United Methodist Church is at 404 Freemason Street.

    Pamlico Musical Society is following state and local COVID guidelines and provide updates as the date draws near. For more information, call 252-617-2125.

  • Pamlico Community College’s Cultural & Life Enrichment Program is a non-curriculum, self-supporting program offering courses sourced from the skills of the community’s residents.

    The Spring Program includes:
    So You Want to Write and Be Published?: Feb 8 – 24
    • Quilting Arts: Feb 22 – Mar 22
    • Spring Bird Watching: March 17 – April 14
    • Bridge for Beginners, Phase 1 & 2: TBD
    • Ukulele, Fiddle & Guitar Lessons: Wednesdays, TBD
    REFIT Dance Fitness: Wednesdays

    For full course listings including descriptions, location, cost, and date & time, click here.

    For more information contact Denise Meyerson at PCC’s Cultural & Life Enrichment Program at 252-249-1851 Ext. 3113 or email dmeyerson@pamlicocc.edu.

  • The 4th Annual Dragon Burn, hosted by the Pamlico Arts Council, is Saturday, February 5 beginning at 4p.

    What’s a Dragon Burn? A dragon effigy is constructed behind the Red Rooster Bar (located behind the Silos Restaurant). There’s food, a cash bar, and music – the Southern Hellcats play the Red Rooster Stage. The Chinese Dragon will make an appearance, dancing through the crowd. The dragon burns after sundown.

    This is a ticketed event and membership drive. $25 gets you and your family in the gate and signed as a member for the Pamlico County Arts Council. Purchase your tickets here. All proceed benefit the Pamlico County Arts Council and their annual programs.

    The 1st Annual Dragon Burn
    The 2nd Annual Dragon Burn
    The 3rd Annual Dragon Burn

  • Oriental celebrates the Chinese New Year with a Dragon Run on Saturday, February 5.

    At 2:30p, The Chinese Dragon and team are bringing on the Year of the Tiger. (We’ve been in the Year of the Ox.) The Dragon will makes its run on Hodges Street by the harbor at 2:30p. There will be a second run at the Dragon Burn at 6p.

    Check out previous Chinese New Years in Oriental:
    Chinese New Year 2019 – Year of the Pig
    2018 Chinese New Year in Oriental
    2017 Chinese New Year in Oriental

  • The 2nd annual Classic Car Poker Run will be back in April 2022. Players start at Minnesott Golf & Country Club at 8:30a. Drive around Pamlico County picking up cards for your hand, finally finishing at Lou Mac Park in Oriental – at South Avenue on the Neuse River waterfront.

    This is a fund-raiser to support the Oriental Rotary Club’s charitable missions. Check-in starts at 8:30a. The event is open to all cars / all years. More info coming.

    Check out the First Annual Poker Run
    • Full House Wins Again

  • It’s become one of the biggest and most successful in-water boat shows between Annapolis and Savannah. The 2022 Oriental Boat Show — The Best Small Town Boat Show In America —is coming up April 8-10.

    This 3-day Friday-Saturday-Sunday show is organized by the Oriental Rotary Club and is the place to see boats and gear for boats.

    The show has about 100 exhibitors of nautical goods and services. Dealers and brokers bring in boats on land and to the slips at Oriental Harbor Marina. For more info, contact boat show impresario Sam Myers 252-249-0228 or director@orientalboatshow.com.

  • Oriental’s 2022 Town Wide Yard Sale is May 7, 2022 Lots of one-of-a-kinds to find among the households and yards. Trying to downsize? The yard sale can help you find new homes for those things.

    More info Coming.

    2021 Town Wide Yard Sale
    Town Wide Yard Sale Maps and information
    Bought. Sold. The 2018 Town Wide Yard Sale.
    Treasures for Sale at the 2019 Town Wide Yard Sale

  • The Hope Regala is May 20 & 21, 2022. A BBQ dinner, a $10k Golden Raffle Ticket Drawing, and an Online Auction – all to benefit the mission of Hope Clinic in Pamlico County.

    Enjoy BBQ and Bluegrass at River Dunes, Friday May 20.

    Saturday night, May 21, is the $10K Golden Raffle Ticket Drawing, Live and Silent Auctions, a catered dinner, dancing and music.

    More info coming.

    Hope Regala is a fundraiser bringing in 1/3 of the annual revenue for Hope Clinic, a community clinic in Pamlico County bringing medical care to the uninsured and underinsured, and comprehensive outpatient medication-assisted opioid addiction treatment through their New Beginnings program.

  • On May 16, 1862, the National Steamer Oriental ran aground in the waters off the Outer Banks. Decades later, legend has it, a little town along the water was named after the wreck by a former Outer Banks resident. Without that wreck, our little town wouldn’t be the same.

    An article from 2012 tells the tale: Shipwreck of The ‘Oriental’ 150 Years Ago This Month

    Happy Grounding Day.

  • Kick off the summer Oriental-style with Silospalooza 2022. Now in its 9th year, the outdoor music event on Saturday May 28 features bands at the Red Rooster stage and bar behind the Silos Restaurant.

    Music starts at noon and runs til near midnight. There are two stages – the Big Rooster Stage in front of the grass dance floor and the Bantam Stage under the roadhouse bar roof.

    There is a pizza eating contest & bounce house for the kids. Burgers, Dogs, Turkey Legs & Chicken Tenders are served outside at the Red Rooster bar all day. Live roosters walk the grounds (please don’t eat them.) Liquor tent at the county line. Beer and wine available at the Red Rooster bar. Bring a chair and your dancing shoes…. and get yourself this year’s Silospalooza t-shirt.

    Check out photos and the story from previous~paloozas:
    Dancing into the Night – Silospalooza 2021
    Dancing at Silospalooza 2019
    Pizza, Soul & Rock n Roll – Silospalooza 2018
    Silospalooza 2017

  • It’s 15th Annual Charity Dinghy Poker Run Saturday, July 23 at Oriental Marina & Inn − on the Tiki Bar Deck. Presented by Oriental’s Nautical Coop (NSA, SCOO and ODC.)

    The Oriental harbor and surrounding waters provide the card table for the Dinghy Poker Run. One card each is dealt from various docks in Smith and Greens Creeks. Players return to the Tiki Bar Deck and present their best five-card hand(s) to determine winnings.

    Hands $10 each, 3 for $25, go on sale at 9:30a. Poker Run begins at 11a. Food available at 12:30p. Silent and Live auctions. Cash Bar.

    Proceeds benefit the Pamlico Coastal Activity Council, in support of Pamlico youth sailing. For more information, or to volunteer to help or to donate auction items, contact Sharon Stephenson at srstephenson1420@gmail.com, 919-414-7719.

  • NYRA’s (Neuse Yacht Racing Association) annual FREE race/cruise/party is the Parrothead Regatta, Saturday July 23, 2022, sailing down the Neuse from New Bern to Oriental.

    It’s kind of a race, but it includes water cannons, pistols, and balloons. Inter-boat attacks are permitted and encouraged. The race starts at Marker #17 (across from Fairfield Harbour). Race ends at Oriental. Free social for all racers after.

    Both town docks at Oriental – the one at Hodges and the one near the pump out are reserved for NYRA on Saturday.

    Registration and NOR coming.
    Find out more about NYRA here.

  • Ongoing Events:
  • Have you been wanting to learn to play a musical instrument?  Have you started learning to play ukulele on your own but want to be a part of a group?  Then UHOOs may be just the group for you…

    The UKULELE HOALOHAs of ORIENTAL, better known as the UHOOs, meet every Tuesday from 2-4p at the fellowship hall of OUMC (404 Freemason Street).  When weather permits the group can often be found in Lou Mac Park.  New members are welcome to join. The UHOOS focus is on having fun while singing and playing together.  Anyone interested should contact Judy Styron at cjstyron@embarqmail.com.

    A starter group meets on Wednesdays at 2p in the fellowship hall of OUMC. This group plays three chord songs from the UHOO repertoire.  Anyone interested is invited to contact Claudia Bemis at csbemis@yahoo.com.

  • Dealing with the grief from loss of a spouse, parent, child, sibling or friend? A new group has formed to help those dealing with loss. The Grief Support Group meets Wednesdays @ 2p at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in the common room.

    Grief can be difficult and painful, and the length and difficulty of the grieving process varies with each unique situation. Grief has no timetable and it can be cyclical. Emotions can come and go for weeks, months, and even years. Understanding the emotions of grief can be an important step in the healing process.

    The group, led by Father Bruce – a trained and experienced hospice chaplain and bereavement counselor – helps provide ongoing emotional and spiritual support for as long as you might need.

    St. Thomas Episcopal Church is located at 402 Freemason St. in Oriental. The common room is directly next to the sanctuary. If you have questions, call the church office at: 252-692-0481

  • Oriental’s recycling center, at the Oriental Recreation Park behind Fire Station 19, is staffed and open on Tuesdays, April 1 – Oct 31: 7:30a-6p and Nov 1 – Mar 31: 7:30a – 5:30p.

    Pamlico County operates and maintains staffed convenience drop-off sites for residential recycling only. Each site is scheduled for one day/week, from 7:30a-6p. At 6p, recycling bins will be removed until the following week:

    Monday: Reelsboro (5656 Hwy NC 55 East)
    Tuesday: Oriental (Oriental Recreation Park – 130 Straight Rd)
    Wednesday: Arapahoe – (Gary’s Restaurant Hwy 306 S)
    Wednesday: Hobucken – (Hobucken Community Parking Area)
    Thursday: Bayboro – (3rd Street Across from Courthouse Parking)
    Thursday: Vandemere – (Hwy 304 Cash Corner)

    The Grantsboro Transfer Station Recycling Convenience drop-off site will remain open the same days and hours as the Grantsboro Transfer Station: Mon-Fri 8:30a-4p, Sat 7:30a – noon. Convenience drop-off sites are closed on holidays.

    There is a fine of $500 for any illegal dumping in Oriental.

    For additional information contact Garry Cooper at (252)745-2094 or Jesse Bloomberg at (252)745-3283.

  • A group of area cyclists gets together for rides each Saturday and Sunday and welcomes you to join them. Rides start at 10a from the Bean from fall to spring, as the weather permits. In the spring, once Daylight Saving Time starts, the start time shifts to 8:30a.

    Saturday’s ride is about ten miles, at a conversational pace. Those who wish to can continue on a longer route at a faster pace in a single paceline format. The Sunday ride is faster, with pace and distance decided by the riders, usually between 15-17 mph for 25-30 miles in a single paceline format. Just show up with bike and helmet and you’re off! Questions? Contact Keith Gapen at Keith.gapen@gmail.com.

  • The Pamlico County Democratic Party meets ‘virtually’ on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 5:30p. For more information on attending, email PamlicoDems@gmail.com

  • Can’t hear yourself think? Oriental Mindfulness Meditation can help.

    Out of an abundance of caution, Oriental Mindfulness Meditation has suspended in-person practice.

    Friday morning sits will resume when public health guidelines indicate doing so is safe and appropriate. Resumption of practice will be announced here, and via the organization’s mailing list. To be included, email togetherwesit@gmail.com.

  • Poets of Pamlico (POP), a small enthusiastic group of poets, beginners included, welcomes new members. We meet twice a month, first and third Wednesdays at 9:30a at Brantley’s to share our poems and give feedback in a congenial atmosphere. If interested, please email clairepittman003@gmail.com

    As facilitator of POP, Claire Pittman takes a real interest in seeing that Oriental poets, both new and those wanting to hone their skills, have a group to share their work. Claire’s poetry has appeared in numerous publications including Crucible, Tar River Poets, Here’s to the Land ( N.C. Poetry Society), Our Words and Barbaric Yawp.

  • People living with Parkinson’s Disease in and around Pamlico County now have a support group. Pamlico Parkinson’s Network provides a place to talk, as well as learn what those with PD can do – and what’s being done – to deal with the still-incurable condition. PPN meetings are open not only to people with Parkinson’s but also to those who care for – and about them.

    Starting in September, Pamlico Parkinson’s Network will meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 2-3p at the Perry Griffin House, 300 High Street in Oriental. 300 High Street in Oriental. – For more info, contact Dave at dave@towndock.net, Kim 670-8987 or Mel at melindatowndock.net.

  • The Pamlico County Republican Party meets on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:30p in the Pamlico County Courthouse Annex Room in Bayboro. All are welcome to attend. For more information visit PamlicoGOP.com or call Chairman Dave Wickersham @ 252-269-4101.

  • We are a concerned group of citizens who seek to bring about change by focusing on issues that affect our community and by holding elected officials accountable. We seek to let our collective voices be heard to influence positive change.

    We meet monthly on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 4:00 at the Pamlico County Heritage Museum at 10642 NC-55, Grantsboro, NC. All are welcome to join us. For more information, call Diane Lemieux at 802-318-1083.

  • Find yourself a bargain at the Hospice Thrift Shop in Bayboro – across from the Pamlico High School. Hospice Thrift is open 10a to 4p Monday-Friday and 10a-4p on Saturday. All of the proceeds go to support Hospice of Pamlico County.

    Donations of gently used clothes, housewares, small appliances, knickknacks, bedding, books, office supplies and more are always appreciated and may be dropped off during shop hours at the store. For more info, contact the store manager at 252-745-5033.

  • Oriental’s Drummin’ Dragons get together every Sunday afternoon from 3-4:30p. You’ll find them in Lou Mac Park on Sunday afternoons in summer, weather permitting. In inclement weather, they gather at the Methodist Fellowship Hall (and possibly for the winter).

    All are invited – come on by and learn to drum. (They have some spare drums for you to try.)

  • In just a few years, the prayer shawl ministry at Oriental United Methodist Church has knitted or crocheted more than 1650 shawls for those in need. The group meets Thursday mornings from 10-11:30am at the church to crochet or knit shawls and pray for the recipients of them.

    The weekly gatherings have brought together people from all walks of life and religious faiths. (And even non-knitters; if you don’t know how to knit, stop on by and get a lesson and join in.) Contact Leigh Price at 249-1361 with any questions.

  • The NAACP of Pamlico County holds its regular monthly meeting on the second Monday of each month at 6p at the Pamlico County Senior Services Center at 800 Main St, Alliance. All interested persons are invited and welcome to attend.

    For more info, contact chapter President Doug Pearsall at nellie98@embarqmail.com or Hattie Harrell, 1st Vice President truesister2@yahoo.com

  • Oriental Mayor Sally Belangia holds office hours from 8-9a on Wednesdays at Town Hall. It’s a chance for constituents to talk with the Mayor. Appointments not necessary.

  • Community Pickleball continues to grow in Pamlico County as more people go to the gymnasium at Camp Caroline to play for exercise, friendship and fun. See story here. You’re invited to join in and play pickleball even if you’ve never played the game before. New players and beginners welcomed – equipment is available. Due to COVID 19, there have been changes to procedures and schedules for playing at Camp Caroline.

    Play is open to Pamlico County Residents Only
    Play is by Reservation Only on Signup Genius
    Play is Limited to 12 people at a time and 2 courts
    Health Questionnaire, Waiver and Temperature Reading Required of all players
    Masks are Required when not social distancing

    They play pickleball at Camp Caroline Mon – Fri, 9a-12p – $4/session. For more information and a link to SignupGenius, contact Alice Petree: 703-628-8123, pamlicopickleball@gmail.com or Deborah Bryant, 252-670-0117, debbryant@aol.com.

    Players can also play on the Oriental Town Court at the corner of 3rd Ave. and Vandemere.

  • On the third Tuesday of the month the Craven/Pamlico Beekeepers Association meets to talk bees at the Craven County Cooperative Extension Center. The informal “Bee Social” gets underway at 7p. The actual meeting starts at 7:30p and is open to the public. More on CPBA and local beekeeping at their website. The Craven Cooperative Extension Center is at 300 Industrial Drive, New Bern.

  • Alcoholics Anonymous meets throughout the week at several locations in the area: At Oriental Free Will Baptist Church at 600 Ragan Road, Tuesdays at 8p. At St. Thomas Episcopal Church at 400 Freemason Street, Sundays at 7p. And behind Brantley’s Village Restaurant at 900 Broad Street, Friday at 8p.

    “If you want to drink, that’s your business… If you want to stop drinking, that’s ours.” Alcoholics Anonymous New Bern Hotline:(252) 633-3716

    Al-Anon – for those worried about someone with a drinking problem – meets Tuesday nights from 7-8pm at 403 Mildred Street. It is open to all.

    For a list of other meetings in Pamlico County, including Narcotics Anonymous, click here.

  • Avoid the longer lines and the drive to New Bern’s DMV office and take care of your driver’s license renewals at the DMV portable office solution that visits Pamlico County on the last Thursday of every month. Look for them in the kitchen of the courtroom annex. (This replaces the big DMV RV that rolled into Bayboro and parked outside the County Courthouse once a month.) Hours are 9a-4p

  • The Pamlico Survivors of Suicide Support Group (SOS) is a free support group for people who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. Whether it happened recently or decades ago, all are welcome to attend these sessions which are led by experienced counselors.

    Contact Branson Dunn at 304-839-4131 pageese@yahoo.com or Katherine Hudson at 252-745-4510 for information about the date, time and location of the next group meeting.

  • The Minnesott Mens’ Golf Association holds a Golf Tournament every second Saturday of the month.

    Tee time is 9:15. Call the Golf Shop at Minnesott (252-249-0813 and press ‘1’ for the Golf Shop) for more information about joining the MGA. Fees for golf as well as the tournaments.

  • Any Marine on active duty, retired, or honorably discharged with ninety days of active service is invited to join the Oriental Dragon Detachment of the Marine Corps League.

    The group meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1800 for dinner — meeting begins at 1900 — at the Oriental Fire Station 19 on Straight Road in Oriental. The Dragon Detachment participates in Toys for Tots, Spirit of Christmas, Croakerfest, the Marine Corps Birthday, as well as national initiatives.

    For additional information on joining this detachment, contact Commandant Marty Musella at 252-249-0694. Semper Fi.

  • Share ideas with fellow anglers. The Lower Neuse Anglers Club meets on the second Tuesday of every month, at 6:30p. They meet at Brantley’s restaurant every month on the second Tuesday at 6:30p, and welcome members and non-members alike. For more info, contact Bob Dillard at gbobdillard @ gmail.com or 704/236-4716

  • The Oriental Paddle Group goes out kayaking on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, setting out from the Wildlife Resources Commission ramp at the end of Midyette Street at 8a. Come and join the group, led by Larry Summers and Bill Hines as they paddle up nearby creeks. One benefit of these jaunts is the birds you can see. As Liz Lathrop of the Pamlico Birders group put is, “We have had interesting birds each time. The birds are not as skittish when you approach in a noiseless kayak.”

  • The Pamlico Chorale meets every Monday evening at 7p at The Oriental United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. The Chorale performs in concert at least four times a year, including Spirit of Christmas weekend and opening the Croaker Festival. If you love to sing, the Chorale is the place to spend a few hours every Monday. Everyone is welcome. For more info, contact Carla Byrnes at 745-4793 or 670-4960.

  • Oriental Rotary Club meets every Monday at Brantley’s Village Restaurant starting at 6p. The club does good things throughout the community….from scholarships to road clean-up, and they produce our wonderful in-water boat show and classic car show too. For info about the club and meetings contact President Dan Giro @ 252-665-3059. If you want to rent a tent, table or chairs call the Rotary order line at 649-3725. More info about Rotary at www.orientalrotary.org

  • Handy with a hammer and nails? Pamlico County Senior Services needs more volunteers to help build handicap access ramps at the homes of some of Pamlico’s older residents. Senior Services provides the materials while volunteers led by Tim Balfour construct one ramp every month. Contact Tim at 745-3247 to offer a hand for the next project.

  • When you go to the bank, you can help the food bank feed those who don’t have enough to eat.

    Pamlico County Fishes And Loaves is collecting canned goods and has a drop-off point inside First Citizens Bank in Oriental. Fishes and Loaves is a cooperative effort of a number of churches and organizations in Pamlico County working to provide food to the hungry.

  • The Oriental Woman’s Club holds its meetings on the first Tuesday of the month at 1pm at the clubhouse at 1007 Gilgo Road.

    Guests are welcome. Meetings include refreshments, a special speaker and short business session.

    OWC is a service club focused on community service, as well as state, national and international concerns of women and children. The OWC awards several scholarships annually to Pamlico County High School and Arapahoe Charter School graduating seniors who continue their education at the college level.

    For more information about club activities and membership, check out orientalwomansclub.org.

  • The Pamlico Amateur Radio Society meets at Brantley’s Village Restaurant at 9am on the last Saturday of every month (except June). They invite all HAMS and those interested in amateur radio to attend. For additional information, please call Bill Michne WM3X, drmichne73@gmail.com, 252-249-1175 or visit our website at N4PRS.org.

  • The Pamlico County Library hosts two book clubs. The Bookworm Book Club meets on the third Monday of the month from 1-3p. The Beach Book Club – which takes on lighter fare – gets together on the second Thursday every month from 9-10a. New members welcome. Call the library at 745-3515 for more info.

  • Friends of the Pamlico County Library meets the first Thursday of the month at 11am at the library on Highway 55 in Bayboro. This is the group of folks who help sustain the library. For info, call 745-3515.

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