Saturday, August 15, 2009

Lots of Lost Colony Events Coming Up!!!

The Searching for the Lost Colony DNA Project will be well represented August 18th with several board members hosting a booth at the Virginia Dare Birthday festivities. If you are in the area, be sure and drop by to say "Hi".

August 18

Virginia Dare's Birthday Celebration

Celebrate Virginia Dare's 422 birthday as The Elizabethan Gardens, The Lost Colony and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site join together to present a full day of activities you and your family are sure to enjoy; no birthday is complete without cake and ice cream. There will be special activities all day at The Gardens. Free admission.

Other Important Activities:

May 29 - August 20
72nd Anniversary Season of The Lost Colony

Waterside Theatre. Monday - Saturday at 8 p.m. (no performance on July 4, 11, 18, or August 8, 15). Compelling unsolved mystery of America’s beginnings. Featuring music, dance, drama, riveting action, and special effects with lavish costumes and sets. Children 11 and under are free on Monday and Friday and half price on Saturday with a paying adult. (252) 473-2127 or

May 29 - August 20
Backstage Tours of The Lost Colony
Waterside Theatre. 6 p.m. During this 45-minute walking tour you'll see how The Lost Colony’s stage is transformed right before your eyes and learn other "tricks of the trade" while visiting the theatre, costume shop, and props areas. Tours are held nightly. Tickets are $7 per person. Reservations required. (252) 473-2127 or

June - August

Friday – What REALLY Happened to the Lost Colony? 2:00 p.m. Once you know the basic true facts, it is no mystery at all! Scott Dawson will mesmerize you with his vast knowledge and stacato style. He is the author of a book on the subject and lectures widely. And why this topic at a life-saving station? Because in their day they were the social, cultural and educational centers of their villages. This is precisely the kind of topic a visitor would hear there.

Evening racing at Nor'banks Sailing in Duck
Monday Evenings in June,July and August. Evening racing takes place at Nor'Banks Sailing in Duck. Racing begins 2 hours before Sunset and all small sailboats are welcome. Come and charter a boat or bring your own and participate in some very casual "beer can" races on the water behind Nor'Banks Sailing in Duck. For more information call Jon Britt at 252-202-6880.

Whalehead Club Wednesday Wine Festivals
July, August and September - 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Come and celebrate the interesting world of wines! All wine connoisseurs and novices are welcome! Enjoy a Wednesday afternoon of wine tasting and entertainment under the tents on the north lawn of Currituck Heritage Park. With your $20 admission adults can sample wines from North Carolina and the world; keep your souvenir glass; take a complimentary tour of the Whalehead Club; listen to popular local musical artists perform on the stage; sample food from local vendors. Children and leashed pets are welcome. Admission to taste the wines is $20 - parking free. For more information call 252-453-9040.

August 3 - 26
Lisa Cooper and Glenn Dodenhoff - Painters
Art Gallery, Roanoke Island Festival Park. (252) 475-1500 or

August 4, 11, 18, 25
Munchkin' Madness
Laser Tag for the little guys & gals, 5-10 years old. A great time for the younger laser tag player to play against other similarly aged kids. (252) 480-8512 or

August 5, 12, 19
Bloody Mary and the Virgin Queen
Film Theatre, Roanoke Island Festival Park. 3 p.m. A humorous musical farce based on the relationship between Queen Elizabeth I and her half-sister, Mary Tudor. The two loathed one another and yet are buried in the same tomb in London’s Westminster Abbey. The production takes place in the tomb, in the present day. Tickets required. (252) 475-1500 or

August 5 - 31
Ray Matthews - Photography
Dare County Arts Council Gallery. First Friday Opening Reception August 7, 6-9 pm. (252) 473-5558 or

August 6, 13, 20
Shepherd of the Ocean
Film Theatre, Roanoke Island Festival Park. 3 p.m. A whimsical comedy about Sir Walter Raleigh and Queen Elizabeth I. Takes place moments before Sir Walter Raleigh’s execution for treason. Tickets required. (252) 475-1500 or
August 8, 15

Waterside Theatre. Oh what a beautiful evenin’ when The Lost Colony presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's landmark all-American frontier musical Oklahoma! at star-canopied Waterside Theatre. Advance tickets: $15 for Preferred Seating, $10 for House Seats. Performance day tickets: $20 for Preferred Seating, $15 for House Seats. (252) 473-2127 or

August 17
Meet the Artist
Waterside Theatre’s Gift Shop Kiosk. 7 p.m. - 8:20 p.m. Greet local North Carolina folk artists and craftsman as they showcase their talents before The Lost Colony’s Monday performance. (252) 473-2127 or

August 18
Virginia Dare Faire
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. Celebrate Virginia Dare’s 422nd birthday. Attend a full day of free activities for the family that include make and take crafts; games; entertainment, activities, free cake and ice cream. Reserve your seats early for the evening performance of The Lost Colony that cameos infant actors as baby Virginia. Ticket charges apply. (252) 473-2127 or

August 18
Virginia Dare Anniversary Performance
Waterside Theatre. 8 p.m. See a special performance of The Lost Colony that features infant actors in the role of baby Virginia. This traditional anniversary performance is held on the birthday of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America. (252) 473-2127 or

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