Theatre of Dare announces its “Whimsical Woodland Tea Party”

By on March 20, 2023

A fantastical event for the child in all of us

If you’ve ever wanted to be transported to the land of Oz or to skip down Alice’s rabbit hole, Theatre of Dare has just the event for you in late April. The local community theater troupe will be hosting an event in tandem with their production of The Wizard of Wonderland. On Saturday, April 29, 2023, T.O.D. will transform its space into a magical forest; the Tulgey Wood to be exact. And host TWO Whimsical Woodland Tea Parties. These two and a half hour events will be the highlight of the Spring on the Outer Banks.

The first event will be held at one o’clock. This will be the Children’s Afternoon Tea. There, they will meet Dorothy, Alice, the Mad Hatter, the Cowardly Lion, the White Rabbit, the Tin Man, the Dormouse, the Scarecrow, the Red Queen, and the Wicked Witch. During that time, a lovely spread of finger sandwiches, tea cakes, cookies, cupcakes, flavored teas & waters will be provided buffet style by Cafe Lachine. And be sure to come dressed as your favorite Wizard of Oz or Alice in Wonderland character because there will be a costume contest. The child with the best costume will receive a week’s worth of free admission to one of our Theater Summer Camp sessions. ($185 value) Lastly, a performance of The Wizard of Wonderland will top off this lively afternoon of fantasy and make believe. Tickets for this event will be $25 youth, $35 Adult, and $200 for a table of six.

At six o’clock the same day, a more adult version of the afternoon will be presented as “High Tea.” All of the same elements listed above will be available but in a more adult manner. This includes the character meet & greet and costume contest. Where the adult with the best costume will receive two tickets to our 2023 – 2024 Season. ($150 value) A more elevated spread of finger sandwiches, canapes, biscuits, cookies, cupcakes, flavored teas and waters from Cafe Lachine will be provided. And, let’s not forget the inclusion of Sparkling Wine Bubbles for the adults in the crowd. (limited beer & wine will be available for purchase as well). The evening will culminate in a performance of The Wizard of Wonderland. Tickets for this event will be $35 youth, $45 adults, and $275 for a table of six.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to bring this event to the Outer Banks”, said Kelsey Thompson. The producer and director of both the event and the production. “I love everything whimsical, fantastical, and over-the-top. And, with the help of Nancy Harvey Smith of Holiday House Weddings and Events, I know that this will be an experience that both young and old will be talking about for years to come.”

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit . Limited seating will be available for both events. The Whimsical Woodland Tea Parties will be held at the Theatre of Dare in Kitty Hawk.


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: Roofing

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).


Sussex Development is soliciting bids to turnkey supply and install FF&E for the new Tulls Creek Elementary School, 125 Campus Drive, Moyock, NC27929. This project is a new ground-up 2-story, Pre-K thru 5th grade school, approximately 118,000 square feet. Bid documents may be obtained through Christopher West Interiors LLC. Request bid documents via email to Pre-Bid RFIs will be accepted via email until Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 5:00PM EST. Pricing proposals are due Wednesday, August 14, 2024 by 5:00PM EST. All bids and inquires to be sent to Certified NC Hub, MBE, WBE, DBE, SBE are highly encouraged to participate. Sussex Development is an EOE and maintains a drug-free workplace.


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