Category Archives: Special Events

ECSU Jazz April 21

Each year UUCOB (Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Outer Banks) presents a series of concerts to the public called “Music at the Meetinghouse” as fund raisers for their programs within the congregation and in the local community.  The ECSU Jazz Ensemble will be the second in the current series and we are very excited about bringing jazz to the Outer Banks and providing the students with an opportunity to play in public.

The concert is April 21 at 7:30 at the UU Meetinghouse on the corner of Kitty Hawk Rd and Herbert Perry Rd.  Doors open at 7:00 to allow people to come early to enjoy food, drink and socializing included in the admission price of $20 at the door.

The Elizabeth City State University Jazz Ensemble is the university’s big band musical ensemble dedicated to performing and experiencing jazz.  During the annual Elizabeth City State University Jazz Festival, the ensemble has shared the stage with: Jae Sinnett, Lesa Terry, Sean Jones, Marcus Anderson, The US Navy Commodores Jazz Band, Michael Dease and The Rhythm Project.  The annual K12 outreach Jazz concerts have been attended by hundreds of local and regional students.  The ensemble has received clinic funding from Yamaha Educational Division and sponsorships CenturyLink.  The ECSU Jazz Ensemble supports the Visual and Performing Arts mission with instruction in Jazz history, performance practices and pedagogy.

Associated Professor, Douglas A. Jackson is the ensemble’s director and is in his eleventh year on the Elizabeth City State‘s Visual and Performing Arts faculty. Mr. Jackson plays the trumpet and has Bachelor and Master Degrees in Music from California State University, Los Angeles.

Please join us for this opportunity to hear some exceptional jazz in a good listening environment and a chance to meet and socialize with friends.

“Chocolate and More” Auction ~ Feb 10, 2018

UUCOB’s “Chocolate and More” Auction

Date: Saturday, February 10
Time: 6:00 to 10:00 pm

Bid on great gifts and services including: beautiful gift baskets, gift cards for dinners, group classes, wine-tastings, get-aways, delectable chocolate goodies, and MORE!

This FREE and Family Friendly event includes a Live Auction, a Silent Auction, wine, appetizers, and desserts.

Find it on Facebook 🙂

Concert: Riff Tides ~ Sept 30 ~ 7:30p

Download the Flier (pdf)

Music at the Meetinghouse presents OBX’s own Riff Tides for a return engagement on September 30 at 7:30 PM. Admission is $20 at the door. Enjoy an evening of 1950’s music with this popular local band. Doors open at 7:00 pm.  Refreshments included.

A little history about The Riff Tides…The Outer Banks is fortunate to have many talented musicians. Although there is a wide range of music genre offered in our many venues–jazz, folk, blue grass, rock ‘n’ roll and more…there was something missing. The 1950’s was a period of great change in popular music. There was a transition from big band to groups as we know them. Additionally, the sound of the electric guitar grew out from this period. So…the Riff Tides got together to cover the best of 50’s, with some 40’s, 60’s and 70’s mixed in.

The band includes: Andrew Darling, lead & bass guitar; Dana Walker, lead vocalist; Kent Zimmerman, lead vocalist; Paul Lesiewicz, sax; Angelo Sonnesso, keyboards & vocals; and special guests, George Graham, drums; and John Sanchez, trumpet.

Concert Location: The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Outer Banks (UUCOB)
Meetinghouse is located at Kitty Hawk and Herbert Perry Rds.

latest Riff Tides picture

Fall Fantasy Auction – November 5


The weekend after Halloween – and before some election or other – we’re having this year’s Goods and Services Auction- also known as Fall Fantasy. This year, you should find it very easy to take part. We are working with an auction program developed and run by a member of UU.

The site for our auction is: . You can see the items we’ll be auctioning in an online catalog that is updated every time that someone adds something new. We have entered into the program our members and friends. Just enter your phone number and then the last 4 digits of your number, and you can see everything that’s available. If you’re not on the list, you’ll have a chance to join. And – you can add items of your own to auction. If you’d rather have us do it, no problem.  We’ll have forms for donations, forms for business donations, and hints for talking to businesses about donations at a table near the coffee every Sunday until October 22nd.

Besides the online catalog, we’ll have a printed catalog for the auction. So, save the date: Saturday, November 5, 2016. This year, we’ll have childcare, too.

UUCOB on Facebook!

In case you didn’t know, we have a Facebook page – Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Outer Banks. If you’re a Facebook user, look it up at and “like” our page. If you are not a Facebook user, Google “” and sign up. Every week we post our upcoming Sunday service, and other congregation and community events. A good way to get word out to others who may be interested is to “share” these weekly posts on your page.

How do I do that? you might ask. Here are the steps:

  1. Go to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Outer Banks Facebook Page.
  2. Find the latest entry, or anything else you would like to put on your page and look for the word “share” under the post.
  3. After you press “share” a box will come up asking if you want to share it on your page. It also gives you a chance to add something of your own at the top if you’d like.
  4. Press the “share status” button, and it will be posted to your Facebook page.
    Another way to get the word out is to go to the UUCOB page and “invite” your friends, any you think may be interested, to “like” our page. As of this writing, there are 104 “likes” on our page. On the right side of the page, there is a “friend” area. Below that (if you have already liked the page) there will be a place that says “invite friends”. You can just click on the “see all” word and your friends list will come up. Press “invite” next to the person’s name you think may be interested.