May 6 is First Friday in Downtown Manteo

By on May 2, 2022

Celebrate First Friday in Manteo with art, music, a book party and family-friendly fun

Dare County Arts Council
First Friday, May 6 from 6 to 8 pm
Downtown Manteo

First Friday Music: Cole & MaryAnn’s Delta Blues in The Courtyard, Steve Hauser at Old Tom Street, Tim and Woody at Poor Richards, Toolan and Evans at NouVines and Jessica Diaz at Lost Colony Brewery.

Dare County Arts Council Gallery Opening:¬† ¬†Chip Freund’s Solo Exhibition: The Water’s Edge opens on Friday, May 6 at 6pm. Stop by the Vault Gallery and meet Chip Freund and see his amazing photography.

The Manteo Art Walk featuring celebrations, specials, music all over town, art, and more inside other Manteo galleries, shops and restaurants.

Downtown Books Book Party. Two highly anticipated books from local authors, Hannah Bunn West and Alicia Bessette. Both authors will be on hand signing and talking about their books, meeting friends and fans and celebrating their accomplishments with Downtown Books, 103 Sir Walter Raleigh St. in Manteo.

Please come by on May 6 between 6pm and 8pm and raise a glass to these two very special women!

  • Hannah Bunn West’s Remarkable Women of the Outer Banks from Arcadia Press looks at the women who have shaped Outer Banks history.
  • Alicia Bessette’s first book in her Outer Banks Bookshop mystery series, Smile Beach Murder, arrives May 10 BUT we’ve been given special permission by the publisher to sell copies at our big launch party!

First Friday is a fun-filled, family-oriented event held the first Friday of each month, April through November from 6pm to 8pm, in historic downtown Manteo.

The sidewalks pulse with live music, magic, artisans, and much more.


Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: RooÔ¨Āng

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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