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10/11/2017
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October 11 2017


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Sentara Closes Kitty Hawk Center
Should you choose not to continue your care with Sentara through services offered in the Elizabeth City community or elsewhere, we will make a concerted effort to work with other local Outer Banks providers and communicate options as soon as possible for patients to continue receiving care locally.

The Saving Lives Task Force
Video of The Saving Lives Task Force,a team of professionals and community members working toward the prevention of substance use disorders, increasing access and the availability of effective treatment for all Dare County residents in need of help

Community Foundation Expands Grants Criteria, Announces Last Deadline Of The Year
The Outer Banks Community Foundation has expanded its grants criteria to include program scholarship grants, as well as to give enhanced focus on established charitable programs.

Outer Banks Currents Being Studied By University Of Georgia
The ocean off the coast of North Carolina has a complex system of ocean currents that make it one of the least understood areas on the U.S. Eastern Seaboard. University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography professor Dana Savidge is leading a team of scientists, including UGA Skidaway Institute scientist Catherine Edwards, working to unravel the mysteries of the complex ocean currents near Cape Hatteras.

Five Takeaways From Congress' Failure To Extend Funding For Children's Coverage
North Carolina is now projected to exhaust all of its federal funds for CHIP within the first three months of 2018. In other words, our state could be one of many states facing a funding shortfall in this area if Congress does not extend federal funding."

Volunteer Opportunities For Youth.
CommonGood is working towards classifying Opportunities for families and kids, youth and groups. We are also started to tagged opportunities by area of interest or service, i.e. environment, health, animals.

Singing Your Way
In years to come, this will be gone. We won't know the words anymore. My daughter's second-grade teacher, Mrs. Ammundson, began each school day with a medley of patriotic tunes and the kids loved it. That was rare back then and is even rarer now. So the common hymns will simply vanish except among us geezers with our ruined voices. Young people will walk around in the bubble of headphones listening to Etaoin & The Shrdlus and their anthems of alienation and wondering why they feel lousy.

Pink Power Tour 2017
More than 6,300 women in eastern North Carolina are diagnosed with breast cancer each year.
We know that early detection saves lives. Vidant Health is committed to giving you power against breast cancer by helping you learn about your risk for the disease and options for care close to home.

Thanksgiving Basket Partnership Program Seeks Sponsors & Applicants
Roanoke Island Woman's Club is looking for sponsors and applicants for their Thanksgiving Basket Program provided in collaboration with the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services.
Sponsorship opportunities include monetary and basket donations.

Visitor Bureau Meeting Recaps And Grants Made
Watch video of recent Visitors Bureau Meeting

Your American Dream Score
While hard work contributes to success, each of us have encountered different people, experiences, systems, and services that have helped or hindered our efforts. Your score of 60 shows you've had more factors working in your favor, but still some you've had to overcome. To see what your score means compared to others, click here. If your life had a soundtrack, it might include You'll Never Walk Alone by Elvis Presley, as a sign you remember those that helped you along the way.

Anglers Club Bingo Nights Revised Schedule
Anglers Club Bingo Nights Revised Schedule

Outer Banks Sporting Events Celebrates $50 Millium Impact.
Outer Banks Sporting Events celebrated a $50M impact on the Outer Banks in the last ten years. The event took place at the Duck Wood Country Club Sep. 15. Present were longtime Outer Banks Sporting Events sponsors, board members, and founders.

Easterseals UCP - Who Are They?
Child First North Carolina is a collaborative effort with Trillium Health Resources, Easterseals UCP, Child First National Program Office and North Carolina Council of Community Programs that helps vulnerable young children and families improve relationships, protect them, and provide an intense home-based plan.

US Census Data Shows 1.5 Million North Carolinians Lived In Poverty In 2016
s grim as this data is, it tells an important story. Although we have seen positive gains in measures such as the unemployment rate, far too many North Carolinians are still being left behind in our state's economic recovery. If we want to build an economy that works for everyone, lawmakers will have to ensure that we make adequate public investments in things such as income supports and higher education.

Big Thank You To North Banks Rotary
Congratulations to Beach Food Pantry, Dare County Youth Orchestra, NC Lions Visually Impaired Persons Fishing Tournament, Special Olympics Dare County and Interfaith Community Outreach on their Grants from the North Banks Rotary Club in 2017!

Community Trust And Participation Plays Role In Fight Against Overdose Deaths.
Did you know that for every 1 percent increase in unemployment in the US, opoid overdose death rates rose by nearly 4 percent. Another study showed that U.S. counties with the lowest levels of "social capital"-a measure of connection and support that incorporates factors including people's trust in one another and participation in civic matters such as voting-had the highest rates of overdose deaths.

Love To Serve Program By Outer Banks Tennis Association
In this video, the Outer Banks Tennis Association tells the story of a grant they received from the Outer Banks Community Foundation for the Love to SERVE program.

Crisis Chat Service
Who should use the IFS Crisis Chat program? Anyone who is depressed, despairing, going through a hard time, or just needs to talk, including people who are thinking about suicide. Any life issues may be discussed on the Chat program. The crisis chat specialists are here to listen and support you through whatever difficult times you may be facing.

Dare Community Collaborative On Child Mental Health And Substance Use
The Breaking Through Task Force, * a work group of Healthy Carolinians of the Outer Banks that focuses on mental health concerns, developed a survey to obtain information from families that will be distributed later this fall. The task force also developed a survey for Dare County Schools personnel to ascertain their perception of mental health needs in the schools. This task force was formed after the completion of the 2016 Community Health Assessment Process with the goal to address communication and stigma concerns related to substance abuse and mental health disorders in Dare County.

Backyard Birds Are Back
Some of our backyard birds never left, but we are looking forward to those that return in the fall. We five or six feeders in our backyard but are favorite is the one on our deck. It is flat and nailed to the deck railing. Yes, we have nightly visitors who knock it a kilter and bend the mesh in the bottom, but it gives us a special view out our back kitchen table window.

Hurricanes And The Common Good.
we care for each other-our members, the students and patients we serve, and the communities we live in. In these fractured times, it's a reminder of what truly makes America great: people finding their common humanity, pursuing the common good, and caring about their neighbors regardless of their differences.

My Memory: Am I Just Getting Older Or Is It More Serious?
some people may notice that it takes longer to learn new things, they don't remember information as well as they did, or they lose things like their glasses. These usually are signs of mild forgetfulness, not serious memory problems, like Alzheimer's disease.

• A Season of Civility: Religion and Public Life
• Common Good and Thinking Ethically
Volunteer

Cape Hatteras Make A Difference Day 10-28-17

CommonGood OBX Volunteer

Seafood Festival 2017

The Outer Banks Hospital To Be First In State Designated Dementia-Friendly

Beach Food Pantry Volunteer

Mano Al Hermano Volunteer

Interfaith Community Outreach Volunteer

Children And Youth Partnership

League Of Women Voters

Hotline

Theater Of Dare

Outer Banks Relief Foundation

Town Of Duck

2017 Brewtag October 28th

SPCA

Nature Conservancy

Ruthie's Kitchen

Outer Banks History Center

Outer Banks Hospital Volunteers

Arts Council Dare County

Outer Banks March For Babies 2017

N.E.S.T.S

The Gateway Outer Banks Marathon Weekend November 10-12, 2017

Guardian Ad Litem Program Volunteer

The Elizabethan Garden Volunteer Opportunity

SCORE Counselors To America's Small Business

Teen Tuesdays At Beach Food Pantry Volunteer

Aquarium On Roanoke Island Volunteer

National Park Service Volunteers Program

Dolphins Volunteer Program

Community Care Clinic Volunteer

Senior Home Delivered Meals

CommonGood Website Volunteer

Kill Devil Hills Boards And Committees Volunteer

SHIIP Volunteer

Turkey Trot Annual ADVICE 5K Nov 23, 2017

American Red Cross

Coastal Federation

CASA (Coalition Against Substance Abuse) Dare

Albemarle Hopeline

Hands Of Hope

GEM Adult Day Services, Inc. Volunteer Opportunity

Beach Food Pantry Volunteer

Literacy Council Volunteers Needed

Blood Donors Needed

April 15, 2018 Flying Pirate Half Marathon Volunteer

Creative Choices Pregnancy Resource Center Volunteeer

Parks & Recreation Volunteer

Make A Wish Eastern North Carolina Volunteer

National Weather Service Is Seeking Volunteer Weather Observers

Outer Banks Center For Dolphin Research Volunteer
Events

10-02-17 Bryan Cultural Series Invitational Art Show
Bryan Cultural Series Invitational Art Show Mon, Oct 2, 2017 11:00am - 5:00pm Glenn Eure's Ghost Fleet Gallery, Gallery hours Tuesday to Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The BCS has invited 20 of the top Outer Banks Artists who, individually and collectively, have contributed to the OBX Art Community for many decades. [...]

10-06-17 Art Of The Mask Exhibit Opening Reception
An opening reception for the mask exhibit will be held at Dare County Arts Council on First Friday, October 6 from 6-8pm. Everyone is encouraged to visit this special exhibit to find the perfect mask for Black Opal. The event will celebrate the spirit of creativity and imagination. Tickets to Black Opal can be purchased online at DareArts.org/blackopal and at Dare County Arts Council in Manteo.

10-13-17 An Evening Of Jazz To Benefit The Community Care Clinic
Please join us on October 13th at Kelly's Restaurant and Tavern for an evening of Jazz with our own John "Dr. Jazz" Sanchez. Tickets are $15 and all proceeds go to support the good work of the Community Care Clinic of Dare. In addition to great music there will also be a silent auction. Tickets may [...]

10-13-17 Freedom From Tobacco Use
"We have identified a need in our community... to address the use of tobacco and to provide resources for Dare County residents to seek help," said Dr. Charles Shelton, Radiation Oncologist for The Outer Banks Hospital. "In collaboration with Vidant Health and the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center, we have the opportunity to bring an expert from the top cancer center service provider to our community to educate and share vital information

10-13-17 Spirits For Giving Bourbon Tasting Benefiting OBX Hotline
Check out our lineup of dates with our first tasting beginning on Friday, October 13, 2017 benefiting Outer Banks Hotline. We can't wait to give back and hope to see you all with us very soon!

10-14-17 Christmas Cactus Workshop
Most Christmas cactus are native to Central, and South America. They are very long-lived plants that are easy to grow, propagate, and flower year after year. Join us for tips on successfully growing and flowering Christmas cactus. ADVANCED REGISTRATION REQUIRED Call 252.473.3234 to join us!

10-14-17 Dare Literacy Council Book Sale
Our annual book sale fundraisers (held twice a year) support your local literacy programs. Each sale contains a tremendous variety of books, both hardback and paperback, and they make terrific (and inexpensive) gifts! At the sales you will find fiction, non-fiction, history, business, biographies, cookbooks, art books, books on spirituality, kids' books, puzzles, audiobooks, videos, LPs and more.

10-14-17 Fiber Arts Meeting
Fiber Arts Meeting Sat, Oct 14, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm Location: Kill Devil Hills Library Our next meeting will be held on October 14, 2017 at 10:00 am at the Kill Devil Hills library. Hope to see you there. https://www.facebook.com/events/280557815795476/ The Outer Banks Fiber Guild is a community of artists and artisans who share a [...]

10-14-17 Scarecrow Fest
Currituck Kids provides monetary grants through the County School System and the Department of Social Services to benefit children who would not otherwise receive assistance..

10-15-17 Medicare Annual Election Period.
Visit www.medicare.gov/find-a-plan to compare your current coverage with other options that are available in your area, and enroll in a new plan if you decide to make a change.
Contact the state Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) for assistance over the phone at 1-855-408-1212.
Call your local counseling site, the Currituck County Cooperative Extension Center at (252) 232-2261 for a face to face appointment with one of our trained counselors.

10-15-17 Through 12-7-17. Medicare Open Enrollment
Annual open enrollment is October 15th through December 7th, at which time you can change to a different drug plan if it benefits you. We highly encourage that you review your plan every year to ensure you have the best one for your prescriptions. Remember that plans change each year, so even though it has worked in the previous years, doesn't mean it will this year.

10-17-17 Diabetes Awareness And Empowerment Classes
Dare County Center in Manteo Offers Diabetes Awareness and Empowerment Classes Tue, Oct 17, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm Location: DARE COUNTY CENTER Category: 05. Health and Wellness Description Dare County Center in Manteo Offers Diabetes Awareness and Empowerment Classes According to Quality Improvement Organization Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 29.1 million people in the [...]

10-17-17 Diabetes Awareness And Empowerment Classes
Dare County Center in Manteo is offering diabetes workshops on Tuesdays. The 6-week series of workshops will start in October and conclude in November. Each session will take place each week from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m, October 17-November 21, 2017.

10-17-17 Lion's Club VIP Headboat Journey
he Miss Oregon Inlet Headboat is proud to be the longest-running host headboat for the Visually Impaired Persons fishing tournament! Join us on the docks to cheer on these special anglers as they depart for their day of fishing about the Miss Oregon Inlet!!

10-18-17 Children @ Play Cafe
Join us for a night of FUN! We will have junior waitstaff in to help our lovely customers. ALL tips and a percentage of sales will go towards the Children @ Play museum. We will also have a raffle for passes to the Children's Museum.

10-18-17 Pink Power Tour
all part of our Pink Power Tour Oct. 16 - 20, a series of informative breast cancer events that celebrate living pink - embracing the strength, courage and joy of being a woman.

10-19-17 Science On The Sound Lecture
Join us for an evening lecture with Mary Habstritt, museum Director & President of the Lilac Preservation Project in New York City

10-20-17 A Positive Approach To Care
GEM Day Services, Inc. is pleased to announce that this training will take place at the Dare County Center on Friday October 20th from 10:30 to 1:30.

10-20-17 OBAR Surf Fishing Tournament
21st Annual OBAR Surf Fishing Tournament to benefit our Scholarship & Disaster Relief Funds. Open to the Public! Cash Prizes and Raffles.

10-20-17 The 15th Annual Outer Banks Charity Classic Tennis Tournament
The Townebank/Southern Insurance Charity Classic Tennis Tournament exemplifies our mission and was a proud recipient of the USTA North Carolina 2014 charity event of the year. This year's tournament will take place on October 20 - 22, 2017.

10-21-17 4th Annual Century Ride For Life
The 4th Annual RIDE FOR LIFE will start and finish @ Tri Outer Banks Sports in Sea Gate North Shopping Center in Kill Devil Hills, NC. The ride will offer the full Century, Metric, Half Century, and 25 miles.

10-21-17 Outer Banks Seafood Festival
Please join us as we play for our SIXTH year at the Outer Banks Seafood Festival! This event is full of great food and beverages, educational demonstrations, games, and.....of course......GREAT MUSIC!

10-21-17 World Class Jazz Musicians
The Black Market Trust, as it performs at the second concert of the 35th extraordinary Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts Series, Sat., Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m., according to Eddie Cooke, president of the Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts. The program will be held at the First Flight High School in Kill Devil Hills.

Outer Banks Catch
Did know that seafood is highly seasonal?
The Outer Banks Atlantic coast is known for its unique ecosystems that contribute to one of the most diverse, year-round offerings available. Every spring and summer is the time for our famous soft shell crabs. Summer brings shrimp, mackerel and more. Fall is a great time to enjoy flounder. And winter brings oysters and sea trout. Of course, these are just a few of our bountiful year-round catches, download a seafood availability chart here and see for yourself.

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WHAT IS HAPPENING ON THE OUTER BANKS
• Life Line Screening - Wed, Oct 11, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm @ DARE COUNTY CENTER
Wednesday, October 11th 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. by appointment only. Screeni...
• Bryan Cultural Series Invitational Art Show - Wed, Oct 11, 2017 11:00am - 5:00pm @ Glenn Eure's Ghost Fleet Gallery,
Gallery hours Tuesday to Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The BCS has invi...
• BINGO at Cape Hatteras Anglers Club - Wed, Oct 11, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm @ Cape Hatteras Anglers Club
Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. Games are all cash prizes. Soft d...
• Bryan Cultural Series Invitational Art Show - Thu, Oct 12, 2017 11:00am - 5:00pm @ Glenn Eure's Ghost Fleet Gallery,
Gallery hours Tuesday to Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The BCS has invi...
• Bryan Cultural Series Invitational Art Show - Fri, Oct 13, 2017 11:00am - 5:00pm @ Glenn Eure's Ghost Fleet Gallery,
Gallery hours Tuesday to Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The BCS has invi...
• Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser - Fri, Oct 13, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm @ Currituck BIBLE Baptist Church
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser to benefit the Bread of Life Food Pantry. https://www.facebook.com/even...
• Spirits for Giving Bourbon Tasting benefiting OBX Hotline - Fri, Oct 13, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm @ Rooster's Southern Kitchen
We are so excited to announce that we will launch our third season of our Fall/Winter monthly Bourbo...
• Dare Literacy Council Fall Book Sale - Sat, Oct 14, 2017 9:00am - 3:00pm @ Kill Devil Hills Family Recreation Center
Over 10,000 books organized by categories; also CDs, DVDs, games & puzzles; ...
• CHRISTMAS CACTUS - Sat, Oct 14, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
• Fiber Arts Meeting - Sat, Oct 14, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm @ Kill Devil Hills Library
Our next meeting will be held on October 14, 2017 at 10:00 am at the Kill Devil ...
• Bryan Cultural Series Invitational Art Show - Sat, Oct 14, 2017 11:00am - 5:00pm @ Glenn Eure's Ghost Fleet Gallery,
Gallery hours Tuesday to Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The BCS has invi...
• SCARECROW FEST - Sat, Oct 14, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm @ Currituck BBQ Company
Make your own LIFE-SIZE SCARECROW Prizes, Music, Auction, Face-Painting Check www.currituckkids.com ...
• Medicare Open Enrollment - Sun, Oct 15, 2017 8:30am - 3:00pm @ Thomas A. Baum Senior Center
Annual open enrollment is October 15th through December 7th, at which time you c...
• Bryan Cultural Series Invitational Art Show - Sun, Oct 15, 2017 11:00am - 5:00pm @ Glenn Eure's Ghost Fleet Gallery,
Gallery hours Tuesday to Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The BCS has invi...
• Dorothy Papadakos accompanies "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" - Sun, Oct 15, 2017 7:00pm @ All Saints Episcopal Church
The Bryan Cultural Series is delighted to have Dorothy kick off her 2017 Hallowe...
• Bryan Cultural Series Invitational Art Show - Mon, Oct 16, 2017 11:00am - 5:00pm @ Glenn Eure's Ghost Fleet Gallery,
Gallery hours Tuesday to Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The BCS has invi...
• Lion's Club VIP Headboat Tourney - Tue, Oct 17, 2017 8:00am - 2:00pm @ Miss Oregon Inlet Headboat
The Miss Oregon Inlet Headboat is proud to be the longest-running host headboat for the Visually Imp...
• VIP Tournament - Tue, Oct 17, 2017 9:00am - 2:00pm @ Crystal Dawn
https://www.facebook.com/events/111778456212770/...
• Bryan Cultural Series Invitational Art Show - Tue, Oct 17, 2017 11:00am - 5:00pm @ Glenn Eure's Ghost Fleet Gallery,
Gallery hours Tuesday to Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The BCS has invi...
• Dare County Center in Manteo Offers Diabetes Awareness and Empowerment Classes - Tue, Oct 17, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm @ DARE COUNTY CENTER
Dare County Center in Manteo Offers Diabetes Awareness and Empowerment Classes




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