Island Activities All Ages


Beginner Crochet Class
Beginner Crochet Class
Join in on this beginner class and learn how to crochet something simple. All you will need is one skein of cotton yarn and a J crochet hook. If you are not sure about purchasing these products the instructor will have some you can purchase from her for $6 cash at the class. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Kincer at ekincer@oakislandnc.gov or 910-278-5518
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Beginner Crochet Class 06/25/2024
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Oak Island Recreation Center 2/10
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Chop With A Cop
Chop With A Cop
Tuesday , June 25 , 2024 • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM at Throw Baxe (806 N Howe Street • Southport , NC 
Calling all teens, let's bury the hatchet!
Chop with a Cop is an exciting and FREE program that allows teens aged 13-18 to join officers from four different agencies in axe throwing competition. Only 48 spaces available! 
Teams will be randomly assigned; however selected time slots will be honored. Competition will be held in two sessions: 10:00 AM - NOON and 1:00 PM - 3:00PM.
Register online at www.OakIslandNC.gov/EVENTS (waivers must be signed by parent or guardian day of event.)
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Chop With A Cop 06/25/2024
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806 N HOWE STREET 13–18 Years 3/24
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Chop With A Cop 06/25/2024
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806 N HOWE STREET 13–18 Years 0/24
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Crabbing to Cuisine
Crabbing to Cuisine

Join Steve's Crab Shack learning all about the Blue Crab! Discussions include methods of catching crabs, types of bait, local areas where crabbing is permitted, as well as how to prepare and steam your catch. Participants receive hands on practice in picking Blue Crab for a taste test that is sure to have your tastebuds screaming for more!

*Participants under age 16 must attend with a registered participant age 18 and up

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June Class 06/21/2024
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3003 E. Oak Island Drive 12+ Years 2/20
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July Class 07/19/2024
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3003 E. Oak Island Drive 12+ Years 0/20
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August Class 08/16/2024
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3003 E. Oak Island Drive 12+ Years 2/20
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Explore The Davis Canal Kayak Tours
Explore The Davis Canal Kayak Tours
Enjoy Oak Island's beauty from the water!  Guided trips are available through the Oak Island Recreation Department.  Trips last approximately 2 hours and include kayak rentals, paddle, PFD and experienced guides.  Paddle difficulty is easy.

For more information, call Recreation Programs Supervisor, Ryan Gordon at (910) 278-4747 or email rgordon@oakislandnc.gov.
 

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Explore The Davis Canal Kayak Tours - June 6, 2024 06/06/2024
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Tidalwaves Kayak & Canoe Launch - SE 31st Street 18+ Years 10/10
Explore The Davis Canal Kayak Tours - June 25, 2024 06/25/2024
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Tidalwaves Kayak & Canoe Launch - SE 31st Street 18+ Years 10/10
Explore The Davis Canal Kayak Tours - July 9, 2024 07/09/2024
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Tidalwaves Kayak & Canoe Launch - SE 31st Street 18+ Years 6/10
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Explore The Davis Canal Kayak Tours - July 23, 2024 07/23/2024
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Tidalwaves Kayak & Canoe Launch - SE 31st Street 18+ Years 3/10
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Explore The Davis Canal Kayak Tours - August 6, 2024 08/06/2024
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Tidalwaves Kayak & Canoe Launch - SE 31st Street 18+ Years 0/10
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Explore The Davis Canal Kayak Tours - August 22, 2024 08/22/2024
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Tidalwaves Kayak & Canoe Launch - SE 31st Street 18+ Years 1/10
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Grief and Loss Support Sessions
Grief and Loss Support Sessions

When: Last Wednesday of each month.

June 26 , July 31 , August 28 , 2024 • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

When: Last Wednesday of each month.

June 26 , July 31 , August 28 , 2024 • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

 


A safe and inclusive space to share the challenges of coping with loss of
love , purpose, or place.

Pre-Register at www.OakIslandNC.gov/EVENTS

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Grief and Loss Support Sessions 06/26/2024
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Town Of Oak Island Recreation Center 1/20
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Grief and Loss Support Sessions 07/31/2024
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Town Of Oak Island Recreation Center 1/20
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Grief and Loss Support Sessions 08/28/2024
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Town Of Oak Island Recreation Center 0/20
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Introduction to Drawing
Introduction to Drawing
Students develop black/white drawing techniques & principles. Students use various dry media and ink. Creativity is encouraged! Students must be 15 and older. Supplies needed for the class 10x12 sketchbook, larger paper (student’s choice), ink. Pencils, Erasers and Blending stubs will be provided by the Recreation Department. The following topics are covered: Control of lines, Control of shapes, Control of values, suggesting visual textures, Composition, Drawing from observation, Contour drawing and gesture drawing and Linear perspective. For more information, please contact Emily Kincer at 910-278-5518 or Ekincer@OakIslandNC.gov. To register please visit www.OakIslandNC.gov/EVENTS.
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Introduction to Drawing 05/07/2024–06/06/2024
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Town Of Oak Island Recreation Center 13+ Years 8/16
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Oak Island Education Centers
Oak Island Education Centers
Oak Island Ocean Education CenterMemorial Day - Labor Day • Wednesday - Friday • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
A seasonal conservation center that is staffed by a dedicated team of volunteers. Free to visit, visitors can explore self led displays, attend scheduled programs, and enjoy hands on materials related to life by the sea. Program projects will change weekly.  ****Materials are available while supplies last.


Oak Island Nature Center
Memorial Day - Labor Day • Wednesday - Friday • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
A seasonal conservation center that is staffed by a dedicated team of volunteers.  Free to visit, visitors can explore self led displays, attend scheduled programs, and enjoy hands on materials related to island and marsh life. Program projects will change weekly. ****Materials are available while supplies last.

Education Centers Schedule
June 3 - 7 Activities
June 10 - 14 Activities
June 17 - 21 Activities
June 24-28 Activities
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Ocean Education Center 05/28/2024–08/28/2024
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4902 E Beach Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465 0/1
Nature Center 05/29/2024–08/30/2024
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5202 E. Yacht Dr. (near the intersection with NE 52nd Street) 0/1
Oak Island Splashpad
Oak Island Splashpad
The Oak Island splashpad is open Friday May 24 , 2024 - Sunday September 29 , 2024. The hours are 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM , Monday - Sunday. The splash pad is free to the public. Come out bring you family and friends to enjoy this wonderful feature of Oak Island.
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Oak Island Splashpad 05/24/2024–09/29/2024
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Oak Island Splash pad 0/1
Parking Lot Picasso
Parking Lot Picasso
Parking Lot Picasso is an event where participants will be given a space on the sidewalk going around the recreation center to be creative with chalk. Participants will create their piece of art work in their given space. There will be judges and the winners will receive a ribbon. Participants will have an hour-and-a-half to create their masterpieces and then they will be judged. For more information and to register visit www.OakIslandNC.gov/EVENTS or call 910-278-5518.
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Parking Lot Picasso 06/15/2024
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Town Of Oak Island Recreation Center 1/30
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Surf Fishing Seminars with Ian Sands
Surf Fishing Seminars with Ian Sands
You'll learn everything you need to take a fish from the surf sand to the frying pan.  In this class, specifically designed for Oak Island anglers, we'll discuss the different fish in our surf and talk about the right rig and bait for the fish you want to catch.  

For more information, call Recreation Programs Supervisor at (910) 278-4747 or email rgordon@oakislandnc.gov
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Surf Fishing Seminars with Ian Sands 06/21/2024–06/22/2024
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Ocean Education Building - 4700 E. Oak Island Dr. (across from Town Hall), TBD at Friday's Class 8/15
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Surf Fishing Seminars with Ian Sands 09/27/2024–09/28/2024
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Ocean Education Building - 4700 E. Oak Island Dr. (across from Town Hall), TBD at Friday's Class 1/15
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Surf Fishing Seminars with Ian Sands 10/18/2024–10/19/2024
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Ocean Education Building - 4700 E. Oak Island Dr. (across from Town Hall), TBD at Friday's Class 0/15
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