OUT & ABOUT: Your weekly guide to what is happening on and around Chincoteague Island.
CHINCOTEAGUE OYSTER FESTIVAL
  October 8, 2016   12PM - 4PM

Get your festival tickets soon, as half have already been sold.
This is a SELL OUT event!
Last year, festival sold out in mid-September. Do not wait!

For more info and tickets, visit
FRIDAY AFTERNOONS ON THE PORCH   2PM - 4PM
Join us on the Chamber porch to meet local organizations & artists, who will teach you about the history & wonder of Chincoteague, Assateague & Wallops Islands through interactive demonstrations.
View full summer schedule here.
 
Aug 19 - National Park Service - Meet Park Rangers, learn about sheep herding on Assateague Island and see antique wool, spinning wheel, and loom.
 
 Aug 26 - Captain Steve's Bait and Tackle  - Learn about crabbing & fishing
...our new Chincoteague Channel webcams, courtesy of Josh Bale's Eagle Scout project?

NO? Then enjoy spectacular views by watching the
Your CI fix is available 24/7 with live streaming !
NASA's Wallops Flight Facility Extends Public Comment Period & Holds Public Information Sessions on Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) to Establish Restricted Area Airspace R-6604C/D/E

Public Comment Period Extended to September 1

Click here for press release regarding comment period extension.
Click here for more information the Draft Environmental Assessment.
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions and Restricted Area Airspace Map.

Please submit written comments to: Theodore (TJ) Meyer, Wallops Flight Facility Associate Chief, Medical and Environmental Management Division, NASA Wallops Flight Facility, 34200 Fulton Street,  Mailstop: 250.W,  Wallops Island, Virginia 23337 or by calling
(757) 824-1987, or by email at Theodore.J.Meyer@nasa.gov.
Upcoming Activities
 
Aug 19 - Serving Up The Shore Farm-to-Table Dinner. Chincoteague Bay Field Station. 6pm. $75 per person. Tickets are sold out but there is a waiting list.  cbfieldstation.org 757-824-5636 Learn more. Menu.
  
Aug 22 & 29 - Get Ready for School Event. Atlantic Community Health Center through Eastern Shore Rural Health. Sports physicals, immunizations, free dental screening, and well checks. Call 757-824-5676 for appt. Walk-ins limited. 5219 Lankford Highway, New Church. esrh.org

For a complete list of upcoming events and details visit chincoteaguechamber.com/events

Ongoing Activities
 
NASA's Wallops Flight Facility 
nasa.gov/centers/wallops/  Launch Info: 757-824-2050
Antares Launch: Late September. More information to follow.
   
NASA Visitor Center   Open Daily 10am - 4pm   Free Admission 757-824-2298
 
Public Programs   Learn more.
Wed- Family Engineering Challenges 2pm
Fri -  Rocket Launches 2pm
Sat - Peculiar Planet 11am & 2pm
Sun - Make & Take Crafts 11am - 3pm
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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
fws.gov/refuge/chincoteague/   757-336-6122   Open 5am - 10pm
North OSV Zone now open! Learn more .
Service Road now open to D-dike for walkers & cyclists. Learn more.
 
Herbert H. Bateman Center   Open 9am - 5pm
"Piecing Together a Changing Planet" Traveling Exhibit - thru Sep 5.
 
Chincoteague Natural History  Association
Refuge Trek Bus Program.
Call 757-336-3696 for schedule, reservations. 
 
Assateague Lighthouse    
Thru Aug - Daily 9am - 3pm /  Sep-Nov - Fri-Sun 9am - 3pm /  Closed Noon - 12:30pm daily.
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Assateague Island National Seashore  
nps.gov/asis/index.htm   757-336-6577 
Toms Cove Visitor Center   Open 9am - 5pm     
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Captain Timothy Hill House
Friday tours. 1pm-3pm. 5122 Main Street. Seeking docent volunteers over the age of 15.
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Chincoteague Bay Field Station
Aug 22-25 - Homeschool Summer Coastal Ecology
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Chincoteague Cultural Alliance
chincoteagueculturalalliance.org   6309 Church St.   757-336-6117
Chincoteague Island Farmers Market   Wednesdays & Saturdays   9am - 1pm with live music by Bill Berger. Musicians, magicians, and performs please audition.  
Aug 20 & 27 - Jeff Madson, classic guitar favorites
Aug 24 & 31 - Bill Berger, the Island Roamer
  
Aug 19 - Theatre Camp Performance - 6pm. Free.
Aug 20 - Island Coffeehouse - 6:30pm. $5 Adults / $3 Students.
Aug 21 - Get-Together for the Arts. 3pm. Learn what CCA is doing. Share ideas for future
                 events. Volunteer. RSVP info@ChincoteagueCulturalAlliance.org or 757-894-1953
Aug 25 - Summer Cinema Series - A Face in the Crowd. Robert Reed Waterfront Park, Dusk.
Aug 26 - Storytellers Guild. 7pm. Free.
Aug 27 - Music at the Dock - Caribbean Steal Band CAISO. Robert Reed Waterfront Park.
                 7pm. Free.
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Chincoteague Island Library 
chincoteagueislandlibrary.org   4077 Main Street  757-336-3460
Summer Reading Challenge begins Jun 20 for grades K-12.
Aug 25 - Special Summer Program - Build with LEGOS (no story or craft). 10am. Ages 3-6.
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Island Theatre
islandtheatres.com   4074 Main Street   757-336-6109
Aug 19-25 - Suicide Squad - PG13 various times
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Museum of Chincoteague Island
chincoteaguemuseum.com   7125 Maddox Blvd.   757-336-6117
Open Tues-Sun   11am - 5pm $4 admission   Free Admission for Children under 12 & active duty military families
Tuesday Nights at the Museum. 7pm. Learn more.
Seeking artifacts for upcoming Assateague Village (19th & 20th century) exhibit. Learn more.
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Town of Chincoteague
chincoteague-va.gov   6150 Community Drive   757-336-6519 
Community Event Calendar  (maintained by Town of Chincoteague)
 
Chincoteague Island History Trolley Tours  
Ticket sales & depart from Chincoteague Center. 6155 Community Drive.  Every Tues & Thurs now thru  Sept 8   2:00pm & 3:15pm   Tickets sales begin 1:30pm  the day of.
Member News
     
9.25 & 96.5 CTG     CTGVariety.com
Brand new 'sister' radio station launching soon on Chincoteague 101.5 WOWZ will carry Chincoteague Pony's High School Football this fall.  Seeking local sponsor support to make this happen. Grow your business with ads on 92.5 & 96.5 CTG and 101.5 WOWZ while supporting Pony Football. Contact gregb@CTGVariety.com for details.
 
Eastern Shore Rural Health System, Inc.   esrh.org     757-336-3682
Seasonal Saturday Hours Available at Chincoteague Island Community Health Center!
8am - 1pm from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Tourists and walk-ins welcome.

Peninsula Regional Medical Center and the YMCA of the Chesapeake have announced a strategic partnership to help both organizations improve the health of the Lower Shore. Stay tuned for health literacy, screenings and educational events. Learn more.
  
Pirate Ship Adventures of Chincoteague   littlepirateadventures.com   757-894-5714
Aug 20 - Grand Opening
  
Poseidon's Pantry Gourmet Grocery & Deli   poseidonspantry.com   6219 Maddox Blvd. 757-336-6666     Thursday Evening Tastings  5pm - 7pm.
  
Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital     riversideonline.com/shore
To open primary care medical office in Northampton County to include urgent care services through extended hours and laboratory services.

Riverside Shore Hospice Thrift Store has new donation drop off box located in Four Corners Plaza. For furniture donations or larger items, call 757-442-4456 to request a pickup.
Chincoteague Bay Field Station   cbfieldstation.org
Multiple summer camps and family programs that will explore the Eastern Shore's diverse ecosystems. Day & overnight camps; marine science, art, cooking, kayaking...
 
Delmarva Discovery Center & Museum   delmarvadiscoverycenter.org   410-957-9933
Outdoor Adventure Series - 4th Thursday in August. 10am - Noon.
Save The Date

Sep 24 - Chili/Chowder Cookoff & Car Show. Sponsored by Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company. 11am - 5pm Food served at Noon. Free Admission. Live Music. Arts & Crafts Vendors, Food. Raffles. Family Fun. Little Miss Chili Pepper & Mr. Hot Stuff Competition and more. Call 757-894-8774 for more info. 3rd Annual Car Show registration 10am - Noon. Trophies awarded 3pm. $10 registration fee. First 50 cars receive commemorative dash plaques. For more info contact Will 443-569-9002. cvfc3.com
 
Oct 7-8 - Fall Roundup. Oct 7 - South Herd in the afternoon  Oct 8 - North Herd in the morning
 
Oct 8 - 44th Annual Chincoteague Oyster Festival. Sponsored by Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce.  chincoteaguechamber.com/events/oyster-festival
 
Oct 20 - Business After Hours/Grand Opening of Smart Graphics Design with Chincoteague and Pocomoke City Chambers of Commerce. 5pm - 7pm. 129 Market Street, Suite B, Pocomoke City, MD. Click here for flyer. RSVP to joanne@chincoteaguechamber.com or
757-336-6161.

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