Venerable symphonic play about first English settlers on Roanoke Island, an Outer Banks establishment for greater than 80 years. Out of doors, open-air play runs six nights per week till late August. Gates open 7:30 p.m., home opens 8 p.m., curtain drops 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Friday, Saturday options Native-American pre-show at 8 p.m. Backstage excursions additionally out there. Tickets $40, $35, $25. Waterside Theater, Fort Raleigh Nationwide Historic Website, 1409 Nationwide Park Drive, Manteo.; 252-473-6000

Downtown Manteo’s month-to-month, family-friendly get collectively options dwell music, artisans, open retailers and an off-the-cuff vibe, all inside strolling distance of the waterfront. Dare Arts Council additionally opens exhibit of labor from queer artists – Outdoors Straight Traces – in celebration of Delight Month. Reception from 6-8 p.m., the place guests can meet artists. Efficiency by hearth dancer Panda Daniels in courtyard at 8 p.m. Scheduled music consists of The Storyweavers at Dare Arts Council constructing and Tripp Harrison on Outdated Tom Road. 300 Queen Elizabeth Ave., Manteo.; 252-473-5558

Weekend-long, family-friendly bash that celebrates all issues Ocracoke. Main fundraiser for island’s training and humanities communities. Music, artisans, meals, crafts, performers, based mostly close to Berkley Manor. Musicians embrace Martin Garrish and Ocracoke Rockers, Marcy Brenner and Lou Castro, Molasses Creek, Josh Goforth, Aaron Caswell, Wyldwood. Scheduled occasions Friday 2-10 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. All-day tickets $45 Friday, $50 Saturday, $35 Sunday. Weekend move $90. 58 Water Plant Street, Ocracoke.; 252-921-0260

Two days of family-friendly actions and celebration of the county’s bounty in Manteo. Saturday occasions in downtown Manteo from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Distributors, artisans, dwell music, leisure, expansive children zone. Dine and store amongst many native companies. Sunday occasion from 3-5 p.m. at Pea Island Cookhouse on Sir Walter Raleigh St. Gospel live performance, reward music from native church buildings, native sweets and treats, and Pea Island Preservation Society shares some historical past of space. Free admission.; 252-473-4101

Nicely-regarded Americana duo parachute in for pair of reveals, at Cravings Faucet Shack in Duck and Waveriders Espresso, Deli & Pub in Nags Head, sponsored by Dare Arts Council. Ashland Miller (guitar, vocals) and Laura Cerulli (percussion, vocals) have toured since 2008 and carry out a broad vary of kinds – blues, soul, nation, pop – that includes cool instrumentation and tight harmonies. Free admission. June 5 at 6 p.m. at Faucet Shack, 1209 Duck Street; June 8 at 7-9 p.m. at Waveriders, 3022 S. Croatan Hwy, Nags Head.; 252-715-1880 (Waveriders), 252-480-0032 (Cravings)

Faculty summer season baseball returns to Outer Banks. Outdated Outer Banks Daredevils re-branded as Scallywags and compete in six-team Premier Collegiate League in opposition to regional opponents. Wood bat league, NCAA compliant. Residence video games at Coy Tillett Area at Manteo HS. Grownup normal admission $10, children normal admission $8. Gates open 6 p.m., first pitch 7 p.m. 829 Wingina Ave., Manteo.;

Each Tuesday and Thursday all through summer season, workers at Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo conducts butterfly clinics and releases. First flights, what they eat, lifespans, what vegetation entice them to gardens. Tickets $25 for program along with common admission charge. Tickets should be bought on-line seven days prematurely. Restrict 40 company per session. Tuesdays 1-1:45 p.m., Thursdays 10-10:45 a.m. and 1-1:45 p.m. 1411 Nationwide Park Drive, Manteo.

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Corolla Wild Horse Fund opens gates to public on Wednesdays at its farm in Grandy on the mainland, the place workers cares for rescued horses from Corolla herd. Included is free film screening of documentary about horses and life on the island, and interplay with workers, horses. $10 donation prompt. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each Wednesday. Betsy Dowdy Equine Heart, 102 Younger Rider Lane, Grandy.; 252-453-8002

Workers on the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station in Rodanthe re-enact conventional, land-based ocean rescues that routinely occurred from late 18th to mid-Twentieth century, each Thursday till Labor Day. Guests study Lyle Weapons and shot traces and hawsers and breeches buoys, in addition to bravery and coaching of surfmen. Museum hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Buoy drill Thursdays at 2 p.m. Tickets $8 gen admission, $7 seniors, $6 youth. Free re-admission for one week. 23645 NC Hwy 12, Rodanthe.; 252-987-1552

4-day, previous school-style carnival with rides, video games, distributors, meals at Soundside Occasions Website in Nags Head. 5-11 p.m. every day. Free admission, however rides, meals price. Journey tickets $1 every, rides require sure variety of tickets. All-you-can-ride single-day wristbands $30. Proceeds profit Kids and Youth Partnership of Dare County. Soundside Occasion Website, 6800 S. Croatan Hwy, Nags Head.; 252-441-0614


Sophomores at three Virginia Seashore excessive faculties received an essential lesson exterior of the normal classroom. In contrast to a typical college day, the curriculum’s aim was to ensure the scholars had been distracted.

Teenagers had been schooled on the hazards of distracted driving by spending time in a digital reality-distracted and drunk driving simulator. In addition they had an opportunity to take a experience on an impaired driving cart course.

The protection program was sponsored by MileOneCares, the company giving program of Corridor MileOne Autogroup, which focuses on transportation associated initiatives. This system, which began final yr, companions with DRIVE SMART Virginia, a nonprofit group that raises consciousness on altering driver conduct to enhance the protection of the roadways in Virginia.

This system visited Cox, First Colonial and Kellam Excessive Colleges in mid Might.

“We now have heard instantly from teenagers that with a view to greatest educate them on dangerous driving behaviors, they should expertise them firsthand,” mentioned Janet Brooking, government director of DRIVE SMART Virginia. “This interactive academic program was constructed with that in thoughts. We’re grateful to MileOne and Corridor Toyota for serving to to deliver this program to Virginia Seashore faculties.”

Based on the Insurance coverage Institute of Freeway Security, teenagers drive much less miles than adults. Nonetheless, their deaths and accidents are disproportionately excessive. The deadly crash charge per mile pushed for 16 to19 yr olds is almost thrice that for drivers over 20. Dashing, ingesting, unrestrained occupants and distraction, prompted a 36% improve in Virginia teen fatalities in 2020-2021.

Throughout the distracted security lesson, college students rotated by way of three stations. Teenagers began off carrying digital actuality goggles whereas sitting in a stationary pickup truck. They simulated driving whereas texting. The second station had college students pedaling a cart and weaving by way of cones whereas carrying goggles to simulate drunk driving. The ultimate station quizzed teenagers on driver security guidelines and the fundamentals of shopping for a primary automotive.

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Rosabella Sentiff hit a cone whereas pedaling her cart by way of the Cox Excessive College parking zone. Her station simulated drunk driving.

To educate students on the impacts of distracted driving, MileOneCares and DRIVE SMART Virginia visited Cox High School on a recent May morning with an educational program. First Colonial and Kellam High School also participated in the program. Lee Belote/freelance

“It’s rather a lot more durable than you suppose,” mentioned Rosabella. “The underside of the goggles are blurry and the cones look additional away than they really are. It regarded straightforward, but it surely was actually onerous.” She mentioned the takeaway message was don’t drink and drive.

Carleigh Faulkner tried the digital actuality station that teaches college students the hazards of distracted driving. Carleigh mentioned it was enjoyable to see how simply you will be distracted, however she already has had the hazards pounded into her by the classroom drivers training course.

“Digital actuality actually confirmed me how straightforward it’s to get distracted,” mentioned Carleigh.

After students participated in distracted driving simulations, they were quizzed on safety rules and educated on first car buying. Lee Belote/freelance

Amanda Kodeck, Chief Giving Officer of MileOneCares, mentioned they do that program in Maryland and Virginia.

“Each place we go, college students are amazed at what they study,” mentioned Kodeck. “We don’t wish to simply educate the kids, we wish to deliver them essential security initiatives.”

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Operating off the coast of the Outer Banks, tuna is among the hottest seafood objects served up in properties and eating places within the area. And what’s to not love? The firm-fleshed fish has a gentle, wealthy taste, and can be utilized in a wide selection of dishes, from sashimi to grilled steaks.

A favourite method of mine to get pleasure from tuna has a nod to the fiftieth state. Poke (pronounced poh-kay), is a well-liked crisp and lightweight seafood dish consisting of diced uncooked fish – tuna is often used – marinated in complementary substances.

The dish started, like many, by not letting meals go to waste. Historians say Hawaiian fishermen would use seasoned items reduce off their contemporary catch that wasn’t going to market as a snack. Different substances had been added, reputation grew, and poke turned mainstream.

Although the identify comes from the Hawaiian verb which means to chop or slice, this dish has grown in reputation on the mainland up to now decade or so. The browsing vibe alongside the Outer Banks and certainly in lots of coastal communities lends itself to replication.

This isn’t ceviche, the place a citrus juice reacts to seafood protein and barely cooks it. Poke, though there could possibly be citrus parts, is uncooked fish, which makes it extraordinarily essential in buying the freshest seafood potential.

Poke could be served as hors d’oeuvres or as an entrée, relying on the serving dimension and accompaniments. The dish makes use of tuna, one of the in style fishes harvested in North Carolina waters. Use market-fresh veggies on this dish.

Listed here are our picks for contemporary seafood markets-of-the-moment. We’ll spotlight different markets in future OBX Eats columns.

Billy’s Seafood

Open since 1971, Billy’s Seafood presents all kinds of seafood, together with tuna, from April by means of November. Bait and merchandise are additionally accessible.

Billy’s Seafood is at 1341 Colington Highway, Kill Satan Hills. Name 252-441-5978 or go to

Carawan Seafood Co.

Carawan, established in 1980, serves up a big assortment of seafood, like tuna. Blue crabs, shrimp and different shellfish are supplied steamed.

Carawan Seafood is at 5424 N. Croatan Freeway, Kitty Hawk. Name 252-261-2120 or go to

O’Neals Sea Harvest

Based in 1995, O’Neal’s has a large product vary, corresponding to tuna. In addition they supply a restaurant showcasing seafood picks at Wanchese harbor.

O’Neal’s Sea Harvest is at 618 Harbor Highway, Wanchese. Name 252-473-4535 or go to

Based on the great of us at Sea Grant North Carolina, tuna is in season right here year-round, with peak months being June and July.

What must you search for when selecting contemporary tuna steak from a seafood market? Right here’s my prime 5 ideas:

  • Odor the fish, there needs to be a clear ocean aroma, and nothing off-putting or sturdy.
  • Have a look at the colour of the tuna; contemporary tuna ranges in coloration from pink to darkish purple.
  • The tuna ought to look moist, however not moist, and never seem dry or flaky.
  • Seafood needs to be served in a calming show case, and/or on ice. Holding tuna, or any seafood, beneath the temperature hazard zone at roughly 40F levels is paramount.
  • Discuss to the fishmonger. Discover out the supply of the tuna, and ask when it was caught and once they obtained it in market.

Tuna Poke


1/2 cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons sesame oil

2 tablespoons olive oil

3/4 cups finely chopped inexperienced onions, white and lightweight inexperienced components

1/4 cup finely chopped white or candy onion

1/2 teaspoon crushed purple pepper flakes

2 kilos contemporary tuna, reduce into 1/4-inch cubes

1 cup arugula

8-12 endive leaves

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

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2 teaspoons sea salt

2 tablespoons roasted and finely chopped macadamia nuts, non-compulsory


Whisk soy sauce, sesame oil, and olive oil collectively in a medium nonreactive bowl. Stir in inexperienced onions, onion, and crushed purple pepper flakes. Add tuna and toss to coat. Refrigerate, lined, till properly chilled however not more than 2 hours.

Pile arugula or different comparable greens onto a serving plate and prepare endive leaves on prime. Spoon the tuna into every endive leaf, dividing it equally among the many leaves. Sprinkle on sesame seeds and sea salt. Drizzle a little bit of the remaining marinade over the tuna and greens and serve instantly. Optionally, sprinkle with macadamia nuts,

Yields 4-6 servings

Patrick Evans-Hylton,