Marathon & More Coming Up in November

It will officially be November tomorrow and Mother Nature is reminding us that fall on the Outer Banks can be a pretty interesting place. Looks like we’ll have about 6-8 hours of a good old fashioned nor’easter hammering us, although this one is not predicted to hang around for three or four days.

The good news is it looks like the wind and rain will pass and take the nasty weather with it for at least a week. Outer Banks Marathon weekend-which is next weekend-is looking perfect for runners . . . temperatures in the mid 50s with some sunshine.

We’ve mentioned before, but it bears mentioning again, here at Joe Lamb, we do have partial week rentals available for runners or family who are coming down for the long weekend but can’t stay for a whole week.

The following weekend there’s an interesting event coming up. The Dare County Arts Council in cooperation with a number of sponsors, primarily the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, is holding its 2nd Annual Veterans Weekend.

Friday night there’s a great concert planned with Nu Blu-an outstanding bluegrass band (worth seeing, even if you aren’t sure about bluegrass)-at Roanoke Island Festival Park.

Saturday and Sunday is given over to a Veteran’s Writing workshop with Ron Capps, a combat veteran who is a professional writer.

Capps ability to get the veterans to write about their experiences is extraordinary and the stories they tell are compelling and often horrific.

The workshop is free to veterans but is limited to 25 participants. Contact the Dare County Arts Council at 252-473-5558 for more information.

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