Riff Tides performing at the 2016 Carpe DM.

Just because it’s November, that doesn’t mean we’ve rolled up the sidewalks here on the Outer Banks. Far from it. There is still lots to do.

We’ve written quite a bit about the Last Dance Womanless Beauty Contest on Saturday at Kelly’s Outer Banks Tavern in Nags Head. As it turns out, that’s not the only dancing that will be happening this weekend.

The next day, Sunday November 5, GEM Adult Services will hold their 2nd Annual Carpe DM—the DM standing for Dance Marathon—also at Kelly’s. 

GEM helps individuals and families dealing with adults suffering from a loss of cognitive abilities so the event is certainly for a good cause.

The dance marathon begins at 2:00p.m and goes till 8:00 p.m. with music from the Riff Tides. The Riff Tides do a great job with music from the 1950s and 1960s. They may occasionally venture in to the 1970s, but if so, it would be a rare thing indeed. 

Their music though, is perfect for the event. Teams or individuals sign up and the object is to dance, dance, dance dance for the entire six hours.It was fun last year, and we’re sure it will be fun again this year.

The following weekend is one of the biggest weekends of the Outer Banks fall season as the 12th Annual Outer Banks Marathon winds its way from Kitty Hawk to Manteo. The Marathon course is one of the most beautiful around, starting in the dense maritime forest of Kitty Hawk Woods and ending in picturesque downtown Manteo.

The entire weekend is taken up with events and races and there seems to be something for everyone from one mile fun runs to the 26.2 mile marathon.