OUT & ABOUT: Your weekly guide to what is happening on and around Chincoteague Island.

Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce
& Certified Visitor Center

6733 Maddox Blvd.

July 20, 2017     |     2pm - 4pm

Billy Beebe
Chincoteague Pony Drill Team & Misty III,
who will eat a special cake to celebrate
Games and more!
Cupcakes and refreshments, too!
Free and open to the public


Get all the information you need to make Pony Swim memories!

Schedule of Events and Helpful Hints for
Round Ups - Beach Walk - Pony Swim - Auction - Swim Back
and Carnival!

Click here for Press Release.

Your memories await!
What's Happening

Jul 14-15, 21-22, 24-29Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman's Carnival. 7pm - 11pm. Opening ceremony & welcome on Friday. Food, Fun, Games, Raffles & Attractions for the entire family! 7pm - 11pm. 3648 Main Street cvfc3.com  

Jul 20  - Misty's Birthday Party ! Come celebrate Misty's 71st Birthday with the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce & Certified Visitor Center. 6733 Maddox Blvd. 2pm - 4pm. Billy Beebe from the Beebe Ranch, Chincoteague Pony Drill Team & Misty III, who will eat a special cake to celebrate, games, cupcakes & refreshments and more. Free and fun for all ages.

Jul 21-23 - Ladies Floozie Flounder Tournament  to benefit survivors of Breast Cancer. Capt. Bob's Marina. captbobsmarina.net

Jul 22 - Round up of South Herd. Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Approx. 4pm.

Jul 23 - Round up of North Herd. Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Approx. 7am. Round up is not open to public.

Jul 24 - Beach Walk. Assateague Island National Seashore. Ponies leave north corral  6am. See the ponies make their way from the north corral to the south corral along the beach.

Jul 25US Coast Guard Open House9:30am - 2:30pm. 3823 S. Main Street. Meet Coast Guard personnel, Coast Guard Auxiliary members & Virginia Marine Resources Commission Officers. Learn about Coast Guard missions, equipment & careers. Identification required at gate.  Hot dogs, hamburgers & drinks available for purchase.

Jul 26  92nd Annual Pony Swim. Veteran's Memorial Park. Free shuttles begin at 4am & end one hour after ponies arrive at the carnival grounds. Swim window is 6am - 8am. Trolley service begin at 11am in front of Carnival Grounds until Midnight ($0.25 per ride). Click  here  for Pony Swim information. Click here for shuttle information.  Click here  for shuttle map.

Jul 27 - Pony Auction. 8am. Carnival Grounds. 3648 Main Street. Click here for more info.

Jul 28 - Pony Swim Back - TBA (listen for announcements at carnival grounds). Watch the south herd adults swim back to Assateague until next year.
Save the Date

Oct 7 - 45th Annual Chincoteague Oyster Festival . Tom's Cove Park. Celebrate the seafood festival and the arrival of oyster season! 8128 Beebe Road. 10am - 4pm. Tickets currently on sale! Learn more .
Ongoing Activities
NASA's Wallops Flight Facility 
nasa.gov/centers/wallops/   Launch Info: 757-824-2050
Future Launches
Aug 12-13 Launch Window. Terrier-Improved Malemute  RockSat-X  Suborbital.  6am - 10 am. 
Launch Viewing Information and Where to View From Chincoteague

NASA Visitor Center -  nasa.gov/centers/wallops/visitorcenter      757-824-1344
Open 7 days a week. 10am - 4pm. Free Admission.
Wednesdays - Engineering Challenge. 2pm. Registration required.
Fridays - Rocketry. 2pm. All ages welcome.
Saturdays - Imagination Playground. 11am. Ages 4 - 9. & Peculiar Planet. 2pm. All Ages.
Jul 20 - Intro to Solar Science & the Total Solar Eclipse. 5pm - 6pm.

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
fws.gov/refuge/chincoteague/   757-336-6122   Open 5am - 10pm
New Entrance Fee Rates Effective June 23.  Learn more.
Herbert H. Bateman Center    Open 9am - 5pm
Follow OSV updates on Twitter at @ChincoteagueOSV
South OSV Zone closed completely to all public access as of Jun 22.

Chincoteague Natural History  Association      piping-plover.org      757- 336-3696
Lighthouse - Open 7 days a week weather permitting 9am - 3pm. Closed Noon-12:30pm.
RefugeTrek - Every day except Wed at 10am & 4pm. $14 adults. $7 children. 

Assateague Island National Seashore  
nps.gov/asis/index.htm   757-336-6577 
Changes to America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass effective Aug 28. Learn more .
Toms Cove Visitor Center   Open 9am - 4pm

Chincoteague Bay Field Station
cbfieldstation.org      34001 Mill Dam Road, Wallops Island     757-824-5636
Daily & Overnight Summer Camp registration  now open cbfieldstation.org/youth-camps
Jul 14 - Family Fun Fridays - Marsh Mysteries. 8:30am-11:30am, Check-in at 8:15am. Registration required.
Jul 15 - Living Shoreline Community Action Day. 9:30am-2pm - Meet at Education Center at 9am. Registration required.
Jul 21 - Family Fun Fridays - Sandy Island Shores.  8:30am-11:30am. Check in begins at 8:15am. Registration required.

Chincoteague Cultural Alliance Community Center for the Arts
chincoteagueculturalalliance.org   6309 Church Street   757-336-6117
Free Kids Art Classes - first Saturday of every month. 1pm
Chincoteague Island Farmers and Artisans Market - Sat. thru 10/28. Wed. thru Sep 6. 9am - 1pm.  New vendors welcome. Preregistration required.  Call or text 717-495-7155 for more info.
Week of Pony Swim market will be Tues.
Kitchen Gallery - Sundays. 3pm - 5pm. 
Community Bingo - Last Monday of the month. 1pm.
Jul 12-Aug 9 - Misty Memorabilia Show featuring photographs and drawings collected by the Misty of Chincoteague Foundation. Open during most CCA events.  
Jul 15 - Island Coffeehouse. 7pm. Doors open 6:30pm. $5 admission ($3 for 21 & under with ID). Refreshments for purchase.
Jul 20 - 3rd Thursday Theatre. Play Club. 8pm. $5 admission.

Chincoteague Island Library
chincoteagueislandlibrary.org      4077 Main Street     757-336-3460
Open Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat - 10am - 5pm. Thurs 1pm - 7pm. 
Summer Reading Program - Child (K-grade 12) Register then keep tract of minutes spent reading on a reading log. Return logs by Aug 17 to be eligible for a canvas bag with Back to School supplies. Each participant will receive 2 free tickets to a special Delmarva Shore Birds baseball game in early August.
Tales for Tots - Thursdays thru Aug 17. 10am. Ages 2-5 accompanied by parent at Library. Pony Swim week - program at 1 pm. 
Young Explorers - Thursdays thru Aug 17. 10am.  Ages 6-10 accompanied by parent at CIAO Annex.  Pony Swim week - program at 1 pm.
Nancy's Book Club - 2nd Thursday. 11 am. Guests and new members invited
Island Readers' Book Club - 3rd Tuesday. 7 pm  Guests and new members invited

Island Theatre
islandtheatres.com   4074 Main Street   757-336-6109     Check website for times.
Now thru Jul 20  - Despicable Me 3 (PG)

Museum of Chincoteague Island
chincoteaguemuseum.com   7125 Maddox Blvd.   757-336-6117   
Open Tues - Sun 11am - 5pm.
$4 Adults. Free 12 years & under, active military, & museum members.  Field trips available.
Tuesday Nights at the Museum: Where Island Tales are Told.  7pm. ( Except July 4) thru Aug  29.   Learn more .
Jul 18 - Alex Fraser, National Park Service. Shells on Assateague

The Chincoteague Center
thechincoteaguecenter.com     6155 Community Drive     757-336-0614
Game Night - Wednesdays from Jun 14 - Aug 30 (except Jul 26). 6pm  - 8pm. Great selection of board games for the whole family. Snacks & refreshments for sale.  $3/person. $8/family. O pen to the public!

Town of Chincoteague
chincoteague-va.gov   6150 Community Drive   757-336-6519 
- Watch Town meetings  live. Just click on the "Watch Town Meetings Live" button at the top right corner of their website or click here.
The Town's informational television station has moved from Channel 9 to Channel 190.
A new Emergency Operations Center Facebook page will be active during a storm or emergency serving the citizens & visitors of Chincoteague Island. Click here for link.
Member News

Beebe Ranch     3062 Ridge Road     757-869-0294     Closed Jul 14 due to heat.
Fridays & Saturdays in July & August. 1pm - 5pm.  Walk through Misty's old barn for $3 admission. Also see Baby Drizzle, who is one year old and the first foal born on the ranch since 1972. Purchase your Misty of Chincoteague series of books, stamped with Grandpa Beebe's branding iron and signed by Billy K. Beebe.

Catalina Angelina's Boutique    6759 Maddox Blvd    302-607-4008    catalinaangelinas.com
Jul 22 Kaylie's 10th Birthday. 12pm - 2pm. 

Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival     chincoteagueblueberryfestival.com
Jul 21-23 - 9am - 4:30pm. The Chincoteague Center. 6155 Community Drive. Exhibitors, food, live music, and blueberries,

Ker Place / Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society     69 Market Street Onancock
757.787.8012     marketing@shorehistory.org     shorehistory.org
Summer camp registration happening now. Learn more.

Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital      20480 Market Street,  Onancock      757-302-2140
July 22 - Hospice Thrift Store in Exmore Hosting Warehouse Sale. 8am - 3pm.  3306 Lankford Highway, Exmore.
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