endnotes Fall rocks. You know it. We know it. Now, prove it this Labor Day weekend when The Beauvilles bring summer to a raging halt at the Outer Banks Brewing Station on Sat., Sept. 3. • Fall also blows. Which is good news for fans of all WGBs (Wind-Generated Boardsports). Start with Kitty Hawk Kites’ Demo Days (www. kittyhawk.com) from Sept. 3-5, featuring top kiteboarders and gear for the tech generation. Then salute windsurfing’s roots on Sept. 14-17 as legends like Robbie Naish go loopy at the Hatteras Wave Jam (www.hatteraswavejam.com). • Who arted? Painter Fay Davis Edwards and blacksmith Randy Hodges, that’s who. The Dare Co. Art Council (www.darearts.org) brings “Iron and Wine” to Manteo — as well as the watercolors of Raleigh’s Fantastic Mr. Eichenberger comes to Festival Park, Sept 3. Rosemary Ferguson — with a joint and fun to watch, as they unleash t-shirts, opener on Sept. 2; both exhibits run stickers and beach games galore. Dates and through Sept. 30. And Raleigh artist David locations can change and spots fill fast so Eichenburger gets surreal at Roanoke stay tuned: 949-646-2175 x.6302 • Teach Island Festival Park (www.roanokeisland. a man to fish, he’ll eat for life. Take him to com) Sept. 3-29. • Run! Then bike, then Day at the Docks (www.dayatthedocks. swim, when the Outer Banks Triathlon org), he’ll eat a lifetime’s worth of seafood in strikes Sept. 10-12. (FYI: the correct order is one day. Dig in with Hatteras Village’s charter “swim, bike, run,” but if we need to specify, you should probably watch — or choose the and commercial fleets on Sept. 17. • Then things get real serious Sept. 18-24 for the shortest of three distance options.) Learn ESA Easterns as surfing’s largest amateur more at www.obxmarathon.com. • Less running. More Drivin’ N’ Cryin’. That’s Port championship — and producer of talent from Kelly Slater to Brett Barley — marks four O’Call’s motto on Sept. 10. (Best buy tickets decades of invading Buxton and surrounding early or you’ll be waitin’ n’ weepin’.) • Peg sandbars. (Spectate and freesurf accordingly.) legs are all the rage when the Outer Banks Then cheer in the accent of your choice as the Pirate Festival hobbles through town Sept. World Championships of Surf Kayaking 15-18. With pictures, reenactments and a (www.worldchampionshipsofsurfkayaking. Scalawag School for Young Scoundrels, it com) draws paddlers from Japan, England promises rowdy fun and Australia, Sept. 28 - Oct. 10. Visit Real for swashbucklers Watersports in Waves for details on both. • of all ages (or blood Get trashed with Outer Banks Surfrider’s alcohol contents). “Trashfest” on Sept. 24. It’s all part of NC’s Call 1- 877-FLY-THIS Big Sweep, and it’s easy: pick an access, for details. • What’s fill some bags and a data card, then bring a “Cooterfish”? It’s it all to the Outer Banks Brewing Station at Volcom’s annual KDH noon for your free pass to food, beer and surf contest Sept. 17music. No garbage? Bring cash. (Hey, it is the 18. It’s free to enter
‘green movement’ after all.) Details at http:// outerbanks.surfrider.org • Green may be a secondary color, but it’s a primary need. Help the Arts Council stock up when KDH Rec Park hosts Artrageous! Oct. 1-2, featuring a Saturday of creative expression for kids and a Sunday evening cocktail party and auction for adults. • Who’s a pro surfer’s favorite artist? Whoever signs the giant foam check at the finish. See who hoists the most zeroes when the WRV Outer Banks Pro returns to Jennette’s Pier, Sept 30 – Oct. 2. • Gotta feel for fabric? “The Art of the Costume” runs Oct. 3-31 at Festival Park, featuring Lost Colony designer Joan Brumbach, mask-maker Nancy Harvey and Genna Miles’ crocheted chapeaus. Meet all three Oct. 7, 6-8pm, then bolt over to the DCAC gallery as it unrolls knitted, spun and woven creations by the Outer Banks Fiber Guild — plus Nancy Pederson‘s stitchwork sticks around for Nov. • Sport kite flyers descend upon the Wright Brothers Memorial for the 25th Annual Outer Banks Stunt Kite Competition, Oct. 8-9. Interested in flying? Call 1-877-FLY-THIS. Just plain interested? Come enjoy workshops, demos and kitemaking for kids. • “Jazz isn’t dead, it just smells funny…” So said Frank Zappa. But on Oct. 9, the 5th Annual Duck Jazz Festival is the freshest place for music fans. And it’s free. Be there at 11am with your own beverages, picnics, chairs, pets, blankets — everything but umbrellas and tents (which stink if you get stuck behind one). More at www.duckjazz. com. • Or maybe you’re in a mood indigo — as in Indigo Girls. In that case, be at Kelly’s on Oct. 9 as the acoustic femme-rock duet comes as close as you’ll get to find ‘em. • Johnny Cash. Led Zeppelin. The Pixies. That’s just three bands used to describe The Real Nasty. Draw your own comparisons when the Bay Area power trio brings countryrock to Goombay’s on Oct. 15. • We have no idea why it’s called Cornfest, but we do know East Coast skaters descend upon the Wanchese Bowl along with area parks and drained pools this Oct. 9 as part of an annual fall ritual. So go huck some trucks between shucks. • Got an awesome foursome? Sign up for Kelly’s Hospitality Group Charity Golf Classic (www.kellysrestaurant.com) on Oct. 17
to benefit the Outer Banks Community Foundation. Spots for 36 teams; costs $150 a player. The swinging party starts at Nags Head’s Golf Links at 1pm and concludes with a 19th Hole at Pamlico Jack’s. • On Oct. 21-24, celebrate ten minutes in heaven with Orville Wright. Actually, it was only 9 minutes and 45 seconds, but the world record ultimately gave birth to modern pursuits like paragliding. “Soaring 100” will commemorate the centennial of this high point with demos, displays, replicas and more. Float over to www.soaring100.com for a full flight plan. • Jellybeans — or jellyfish? Get both when Trick or Treat Under the Sea comes to the North Carolina Aquarium (www. ncaquariums.com) on Roanoke Island from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. It’s creepy, crafty — and crazy popular. So book your ticket in early Oct. And check www.outerbankschild.com for more family Halloween activities. • Birds, bears and wolves, oh my! On Nov. 8-13, the Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival offers 85 ways to connect with nature, from canoes to kayaks to cameras. See what the flap’s about at www.wingsoverwater.org. • “Hell, I never vote for anybody, I always vote against.” Make WC Fields happy this fall on Nov. 8. Even if you miss Oct. 14’s voter registration deadline in Dare County, you can use the One-Stop absentee option from Oct. 20 to three days before Election Day. • Not running for office? Try running 26 miles. On Nov. 12-13, the Outer Banks Marathon (www.obxmarathon. com) pushes you to push your limits, all the way from Kitty Hawk to Roanoke Island. Too much? Ease the burn with a half-marathon, 8k, 5k or “fun run.” • Or get dazzled by the Outer Banks Jewelry Expo at Roanoke Island Festival Park on Nov. 12, starring a range of local and regional designers. • Finally, fall’s your chance to hook up a striper — and a local student. On Nov. 19, the 14th Annual Manteo Rotary Rockfish Rodeo comes to Roanoke Island Festival Park, raising cash for college scholarships and local schools. Go to www. rockfishrodeo.com for full details.
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