Parents telling the story of how the March of Dimes helped their child at the 2016 Signature Chef's Auction.

February on the Outer Banks is going out with a bang—great weather and lots to do. 

We mentioned the Theatre of Dare’s production of Spamalot in earlier this week. We recommended it then and we’re recommending it again. A hilarious play and the cast does it full justice. Check it out if you get a chance.

Performances are at the COA auditorium in Manteo. Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Sunday is a 2:00 o’clock matinee.

Spamalot manages to skewer everyone and everything with equal abandon, but it is does tend toward a lowbrow humor. To balance that, or for those who love culture and opera, Anton Dvorak’s opera Rusalka will be simulcast from the New York Met at the R/C Kill Devil Hills Movie theater. Start time is 12:55.

The opera got very strong reviews from the critics in NYC, so this is a chance to see opera at its best.

The highlight of the weekend and one of the highlights of the winter season has got to be the March of Dimes Signature Chef’s Auction, Sunday beginning at 5:30.

Ten of the finest Outer Banks chefs will gather together at Duck Woods Country Club to create memorable dishes for the evening. All proceeds go to the March of Dimes.

What is particularly touching and effective about the Chef’s Auction are the personal stories local people tell of how the March of Dimes has affected their lives. If there are tickets left to it—and this is an event that does sell out—it truly is a great time for a great cause.