The sun is finally out, the bikers are on the oad for Bike Week, and all is right in the Outer Banks world–although the past weekend was a bit wet, cold and nasty. But it’s spring, and weather tends to be all over the place until it settles into the summertime warm. 

Now that spring is officially here, though, things are picking up so we thought a quick rundown of some of the more interesting events might be helpful.

The 12th Annual Outer Banks Bike Week is happening all week, but for something a bit more sedate, next Saturday Pirate Putt Putt for Polio Plus is taking place at Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf Course in Kill Devil Hills. Sponsored by Rotary International, it’s part of an attempt to completely eradicate the disease that still exists in some pockets of the world. Professor Hacket’s, by the way, is one of the more fun miniature golf courses around.

Saturday May 10–Couture by the Shore comes to Kelly’s Outer Banks Tavern in Nags Head. A fund raiser for the Outer Banks Relief Foundation, tickets include luncheon a drink and a very, very good fashion show–with lots of laughs thrown in. Having gone to two or three of them, it’s a great time, a great cause and is Outer Banks society at its very best.

The following Sunday, May 18 at the Whalehead Club . . . get your tickets now for the 3rd Annual Mustang Spring Jam. Mike Dianna’s music get together never fails to amaze and satisfy and the 2014 is as good as anything he’s done. 

The headliner is the Ben Miller Band who wowed everyone at the Fall Festival, so look for more fireworks. With the move to the Whalehead Club, there’s more room and a better setting–so everything is on track to be the best yet.