Category Archives: Event

Official EIPHC events

Saint Patty’s day festival

Hello fellow parrot heads. Great turn out last first Friday and was excited about all the great folks who signed up to help out with our booth. However we do need some more help with the following times.
1-3,3-5 and 5-30 shifts. so please check your schedule and see if you can PRETTY PLEASE help us out…also we need some items to raffle off. last year we got a lot of items from the club so if you have anything to raffle off please let me know…If anyone has any questions please contact me Rick Walling big bird for this fine event. or  call me at 570-417-7036 Thanks!!!!!!!


Parrot Heads LOVE 2 Phlock

The Emerald Isle Parrot Head Club will hold their monthly Phlocking on Friday, February 3rd at the Emerald Club. The fun begins at 7:00 pm. It’s that AMOROUS time of the year, so put on some RED or slap on a few HEARTS and come “Party with a Purpose”!! Our 50-50 drawing will raise funds for HEARTworm prevention for dogs at our local shelter. There will be fun COUPLES games (singles are welcome too!) and of course prizes.  As always the E-Club will provide a LOVEly location, some HEARTy  food and drink specials that will make you want to KISS your bartender.  Don’t forget to be FAITHFUL and pay your annual dues.  You can also pick up a BEAUTIFUL Parrot Head T-shirt to show some DEVOTION for the EIPHC.

Hoop Pole Creek cleanup

Parrotheads at Hoophole Creek cleanup
Parrotheads at Hoop Pole Creek Preserve cleanup

The Parrotheads had a large contingent at the annual Hoop Pole Creek Preserve nature trail cleanup on January 14th. This event is organized by the Coastal Federation, and helps to keep this 31-acre urban park clean and inviting. Approximately 20 Parrotheads met the Coastal Federation organizers at 10AM and fanned out along the trail and marshes, picking up several bags of aluminum cans, plastic bottles, plastic bags, styrofoam, drinking cups, and other trash. Our efforts, combined with the Coastal Foundation volunteers made short work of the litter, and we were finished shortly after 11AM.

EIPHC Anniversary Weekend Island/Sandbar Party


August is anniversary month  for the Emerald Isle Parrothead Club (14th this year!),  and that means it’s time for the annual Island/Sandbar Party to thank all of our members and volunteers for their participation and good works during the last year.  The party will be held on Sunday, August 7th from 1PM to 5PM.  The location of the event is Pelican Island, which is just off the shoreline of Historic Swansboro and opposite the Swansboro Yacht Club.  You’ll know you’ve found the right spot when you see the dock, American Flag and Parrothead Crazies.  Hamburgers, Hotdogs, condiments, and paper products will by provided by EIPC as a thank you to our members.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share and of course your own beverage of choice.   Music will be provided by Continue reading EIPHC Anniversary Weekend Island/Sandbar Party

An special message from our President….President Holland that is

13179468_1261201930557423_7055670777375314466_nHello all!!! It’s that time again! Our annual beach bike poker run is Saturday May 21st. I can’t tell you how excited I am to see everybody and put on the biggest Poker Run ever to benefit the Semper Fi Odyssey Kids Camp!  I’d like to invite everyone out to the Emerald club Friday, May 20th from 8 to 11 for a special pregame warm-up. One of our favorite local bands, Big Drink will be there playing all our favorite songs. This show, unfortunately, will be different as they recently lost their drummer, Prentice “Jay” Tyndall unexpectedly at age 45. Friday night, Big Drink will be offering their CD’s during the performance for a donation to Jay’s family and Jessi and I will be there running one of our famed 50/50 raffles. The winning ticket will receive half of money raised with the other half going to Jay’s family to help them with expenses. Emerald Club owner Matt Morel  has even arranged to have some food there. I think it’s a great opportunity for us to gear up for Saturday’s event while showing support for our local community. After all, it is what we do best! If you are unable to come out Friday night but still interested in supporting Jay’s family you can contact me directly via email at or call 919-623-0653. I hope to see you Friday and Saturday and I’m looking forward to another awesome poker run. Take care!

Jason Holland
President-Emerald Isle Parrot Heads

Beach Bike Poker Run



The Parrot Heads’ biggest fund (and fun) raiser of the year is coming up on Saturday May 21:  THE BEACH BICYCLE POKER RUN!  This is an adult only event. All proceeds go to Semper Fi Odyssey Children’s Adventure Camp sending children of wounded/injured Marines and Sailors to camp for a week and then mentoring them throughout the school year; a chance for the community to give a little back to the families who have given so much for us.  Last year we raised $7000 at this event and had 213 riders, and we hope to top that this year.

Registration ($20) begins in the Emerald Club parking lot at 11:30, with DJ-JD (our own “Dr.” John Dyer) playing great tunes, raffle tickets for a variety of prizes donated by local merchants and Parrot Heads will be on sale, as well as logoed event T shirts.  PHolks are encouraged to dress up their bikes and themselves not only for a fun time and good laugh, but to compete for great prizes in this year’s categories: PIRATES, PHINS , & PHEATHERS; judging for this starts at 1:00.  At 2:00 sharp the masses hop on their bicycles and ride to six designated local restaurant/bars to pick up a poker card.  Upon returning to the Emerald Club no later than 5:00, there are cash prizes for the best poker hand; $300- 1st, $200- 2nd, $100- 3rd , some free grub, and awarding raffle winners.  Sela Dubb will be playing that night followed by Mike Mixer.  A rowdy time for a great cause; DON’T MISS IT!!