Making Democracy Work

Past Events

Date & Time        Place        Description
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
9:30 - 3:30
Manteo Visitor's Center LWV Annual Board Planning Retreat.
Friday, July 1, 2016-Friday, July 22, 2016
Dare County Early Voting Survey. LWV Dare Board is working to enhance the voting experience of Dare County voters for the General Election on November 7th, specifically the Early Voting option. In order to provide feedback regarding early voting and hours available to the Dare County Board of Elections, an Early Voting Survey has been created. We hope to report findings at the July 26th Board of Elections meeting.
Friday, August 26, 2016
3:45 - 6:00
Pioneer Theater, Manteo World Premiere of "Equal Means Equal". The League of Women Voters Dare County and ERA-NC are co-sponsoring a World Premiere showing of a new film right here in Dare County! We will be joining dozens of cities / towns in the U.S., from Manhattan to Los Angeles who will view and discuss the film and its message.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
5:30 pm
Duck Woods Country Club LWV Dare Annual Kick -Off Dinner. All members are invited to this annual dinner which sets the stage for the year. Find out about our objectives, educational programming, and opportunities for involvement! Always a fun evening! Contact Carol Butscher for reservations.

Open Bar and Social at 5:30; Dinner at 6:15

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
  National Voter Registration Day. We will set up Voter Registration Stations at various sites, including:
  • College of the Albemarle campuses; noon-6pm
  • Front Porch Cafes in KDH, Nags Head, & Manteo; 9am-3pm
  • Foodarama, Manteo; 11am-6pm
  • Hotline shops in Kitty Hawk, Nags Head & Manteo; 10am-5pm

To volunteer or to get more information contact Audrey Esposito
Friday, October 7, 2016
11:30am - 1:30pm
Jolly Roger Restaurant, Kitty Hawk First Friday Hot Topic Luncheon. Willer Spencer from the Dare County Social Services Division and Roxana Ballinger from the Health Division will discuss and describe services offered to the residents of Dare County.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
7- 9 PM
Nags Head Elementary School VOTER FORUM for Dare County Board of Commissioners. Candidates for the Board of Commissioners will participate in a Voter Forum. THIS FORUM WAS RESCHEDULED TO OCT 16
Friday, October 14, 2016
  Last Day To Register to Vote for the November General Election.
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Nags Head Elementary School VOTER FORUM for NC State Candidates and Dare Board of Commissioners. Candidates for N.C. Senate and N.C. House of Representatives and Dare Board of Commissioners will participate in a Voter Forum.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
7- 9 PM
Fessenden Center VOTER FORUM for Dare County Board of Commissioners. Candidates for the Board of Commissioners will participate in a Voter Forum. CANCELLED DUE TO RECOVERY EFFORTS ON HATTERAS ISLAND>
Thursday, October 20, 2016-Saturday, November 5, 2016
Board of Elections Office (Manteo), Fessenden Center, KDH Town Hall & Pitts Center Early Voting. Early Voting in Dare County.
Friday, November 4, 2016
12 - 2pm
Peppercorns Restaurant at the Ramada Inn First Friday Hot Topic Luncheon. Nancy Griffen and Carla Heppert, from the Children and Youth Partnership for Dare County, will speak about the goals and services of their organization.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
  General Election Day. Election Day at all Dare County election sites. LWV Dare conducted an Exit Survey at many election sites.
Friday, December 2, 2016
11:30am - 2pm
Duck Woods Country Club LWV Annual Holiday Luncheon. Festive gathering of members and guests celebrating the holiday season! Includes luncheon, Silent and Live Auctions. For reservations contact Nancy Birindelli #252 261 3915 or by Nov 24th.
Friday, January 6, 2017
12 noon
Coastal Provisions, Southern Shores First Friday Hot Topic Luncheon. Lynn Blackburn of the Dare Literacy Council will be our guest speaker.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Duck Woods Country Club Movie Night: Equal Means Equal. We will be screening the film Equal Means Equal for members. The film is a thought provoking exploration of the status of women in America today. A must see!!! Includes finger foods, popcorn, cash bar, and the FILM!
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Pitts Center, Southern Shores Coastal Storm Water Management and Mitigation. Ann Daisey, the Soil and Water Community Conservationist with the NC Coastal Federation, will discuss Storm Water issues and concerns. She will also explore options and opportunities for homeowners to help mitigate the problems. The general public is welcome to attend.
Friday, February 3, 2017
12 noon
Roosters Southern Kitchen... 804 S. Croatan Hwy, KDH First Friday Hot Topic Luncheon. Gail Sonnesso of GEM will be our guest speaker. GEM offers a variety of support options to those with dementia and for their families. Discover the details at this luncheon!
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
10:15 am - Noon
KDH Town Hall Meeting Room Monthly Board of Directors Meeting. Members are welcome!
Friday, March 3, 2017
12 noon
Blue Water Grill, Pirate's Cove Marina
2000 Sailfish Drive, Manteo
First Friday Hot Topic Luncheon. The topic is "Snapshot of Dare County Public Schools." Our guest speakers will be Dr Sue Burgess, Superintendent of Dare County Schools and Bea Basnight, Chair of the Dare County Board of Education.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
10:15 am - Noon
KDH Town Hall Meeting Room Monthly Board of Directors Meeting. Members are welcome!
Thursday, March 30, 2017
7 PM
Nags Head Elementary School The State of North Carolina Public Education. Our Education Director has planned a panel discussion event including representatives from the N.C. Justice Center, N.C. Association of Educators, the John Locke Foundation, & the Public School Forum. This program will delve into educational status and initiatives coming from the General Assembly. Q & A will follow the presentations. Open to the General Public
Friday, April 7, 2017
Roosters Southern Kitchen, KDH First Friday Hot Topic Luncheon. Our guest speaker will be Jessica Loose, Co-Executive Director of Mano al Hermano. The title of her presentation is "Myths and Truths Regarding Immigration."
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
10:15 am - Noon
KDH Town Hall Meeting Room Monthly Board of Directors Meeting. Members are welcome!
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
10:30 - noon
NC Coastal Federation office at 637 Harbor Road in Wanchese. Go See Tour & Luncheon: NC Coastal Federation. We will be learning about what this non-profit does to protect and restore the NC coast, the oyster reef project, and other shoreline protection alternatives to ensure clean estuarine waters. Some attendees may be able to take a boat ride to view the oyster reef. An optional lunch will follow at Sugar Creek restaurant.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
7 - 9 pm
KDH Town Hall Meeting Room Immigration on the Outer Banks. Mano Al Hermano will present this forum for the general public focusing on national policy regarding immigration, current issues associated with it and the impacts on our community. This panel discussion will include 4 guest speakers with different perspectives: Legal, Employment, Education, Family Advocacy. A Q & A will follow the presentations.
Friday, May 5, 2017-Sunday, May 7, 2017
Downtown Marriott in Greensboro, NC LWVNC Convention May 5-7, 2017. Statewide gathering and educational opportunity for local Leagues throughout North Carolina. From Friday through Sunday presentations, workshops, and networking will keep participants engaged! Details available at
Thursday, May 18, 2017
12 noon - 1:30pm
Baum Center, KDH Being Your Own Healthcare Advocate. This educational event for the general public will provide an opportunity to hear from local physicians about how to best advocate for yourself (or a loved one) while experiencing a medical challenge. Panelists include Dr Christina Bowen, Dr Christina Petzing, Dr Chris Mann, Marcia Bryant, and Sheila Davies. A Q & A will follow the presentations.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
9:30 - 2:30
Baum Center, KDH Coastal Gardening Festival. The League will be at the Festival providing information to festival-goers on LWV, voting rights, etc.
Friday, June 2, 2017
11:30 - 2pm
Kelly's Restaurant LWV Annual Meeting. This annual luncheon concludes our year and provides an opportunity to review programs, activities and events from the 2016-17 season. The election of new Board members is also conducted. In addition, our Guest Speaker will be Janet Hoy from the LWVNC. Additional details TBD
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Dare County Visitors Center, Manteo LWV Annual Board Planning Retreat. This day long workshop is designed to review the past year and establish goals and initiatives for the coming year. Open to membership.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
2 pm
KDH Library LWV Voter Services Meeting. This planning meeting will develop and outline our Voter Forum and Voter Registration schedule for Fall 2017. All members are encouraged to attend!

Past Events 2015 - 2016

9/18/15 Annual Kick-Off Dinner Meeting 9/22/15 National Voter Registration Day


... 10/5/15 DUCK - Duck Town Hall, Nancy Birindelli

... 10/5/15 KILL DEVIL HILLS - Kill Devil Hills Town Hall, Mary Ellen Hawthorne

... 10/7/15 KITTY HAWK - Kitty Hawk Town Hall, Lorelei DiBernardo

... 10/8/15 NAGS HEAD - Nags Head Town Hall, Audrey Esposito

... 10/14/15 SOUTHERN SHORES - Kitty Hawk Elementary School, Fran Kapinos

... 10/15/15 MANTEO - County Commissioners Meeting Room, Marion Midgett

11/6/15 First Friday Hot Topic Luncheon; Speaker Lynn Bryant, Hotline Crisis Intervention & Prevention Center

11/14/15 "Around the World Wine & Cheese Pairing" Fundraiser at TRIO

12/4/15 Annual Holiday Luncheon and Auction at Duck Woods Country Club

1/26/16 "Wind Power: Land & Sea" Educational Event; Speaker Charles Smith

2/5/16 First Friday Hot Topic Luncheon: Speaker Seth Rose, Carolina College Advising Corp

2/10/16 "Medical Services on the OBX: A Changing Scene" Educational Event; Speakers: Representatives from an independent medical facility, Sentara & Vidant Health Care Systems

2/21/16 Candidate Reception for Board of Commissioners and State primary candidates - Nags Head ES

2/23/16 Dare Co Board of Education Voter Forum - Nags Head ES

2/29/16 Dare Co Board of Education Voter Forum - Hatteras

3/4/16 First Friday Hot Topic Luncheon: Speaker Susan Smith, Beach Food Pantry

3/9/16 "Integrative Medicine" Educational Event; Speaker Dr Christina Bowen, MD

4/1/16 First Friday Hot Topic Luncheon: Speaker Holly Meekins, Dare County Home Health & Hospice Services

4/20/16 "Therapeutic Yoga" Educational Event; Speaker Dee Lees-Shepard, PhD

4/29-30/16 LVW NC Council Meeting in Wilmington NC

5/4/16 Third Annual CSI Wine & Cheese Reception / Low Impact Development; Speaker Robert McClendon

5/13/16 LWV Dare Annual Meeting; Speaker Rep Paul Tine

6/8/16 LWV Board of Directors 'Movie Night': Suffragette

6/15/16 Annual Planning Retreat