Though the summer season is winding down, the Town of Duck still has plenty of fun activities for the whole family! This week’s schedule offers exercise classes on the Town Green, a morning theater production, and the newly-added author discussion series. All of the events will take place at the Duck Town Park, 1200 Duck Road.
The schedule of events for the week of August 10th is:
Monday, August 10, 2009
Basic Yoga/Deep Stretch 7:30 a.m.- Basic Yoga is appropriate for people of all ages. Julia Daniel from Outer Banks Yoga in Kitty Hawk is the instructor. Participants should bring a Pilates/yoga mat or a beach towel and water. In the case of inclement weather, this class will be held at the picnic shelter.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Tai Chi 7:30 a.m.- Tai Chi is appropriate for people of all ages. Julia Daniel from Outer Banks Yoga in Kitty Hawk is the instructor. Participants should bring a towel and water. In the case of inclement weather, this class will be held at the picnic shelter.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Morning Theater and Music Series featuring “The Lost Colony” cast 10:00 a.m.- The gifted performers from Roanoke Island’s famous “Lost Colony” production will be presenting a “Reaching for the Stars” song and dance preview
Thursday, August 13, 2009
“Fit and Flexible,” beginning Pilates 7:30 a.m.- This class is for all fitness levels. Participants should bring a Pilates/yoga mat or a beach towel and water. Patti Waller is the instructor. In the case of inclement weather, this class will be held at the picnic shelter.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Author Discussion Series 10:00 a.m. –Searching for Virginia Dare; A Journey into History, Memory, and the Fate of America’s First English Child by Marjorie Hudson (funded by The North Carolina Humanities Council)- In 1587 America’s first English child was born in a remote island wilderness. They named her Virginia Dare. Soon after her birth, Virginia and more than a hundred men, women, and children disappeared, leaving a cryptic message carved on a tree.
What became of that infant girl and her people, now known as the Lost Colony? In search of an answer, Marjorie Hudson wandered the back roads of North Carolina and Virginia in an aging Dodge Caravan with a satchel of research notes and a head full of memory and imagining.
Amazed by abandoned farmhouses wrapped in kudzu, the Great Dismal Swamp “dripping with spotted snakes,” the bones of the Jamestown colony, and the living nation of the Lumbee, Hudson discovered an epic story more complex and more deeply moving than she ever imagined. Attendees should bring a beach or folding chair.