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

Published September 6, 2018

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 46th Annual Oyster Festival! 

Oct 6, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Tom's Cove Park

8128 Beebe Road

 

Join us for an afternoon of fantastic food, fun & festivities! Live Entertainment by Island Boy.  Make your plans to attend soon! $45.00 per person (ages 5 & up). Call 757-336-6161 or Learn more  chincoteaguechamber.com


 

Chincoteague Island  was recently chosen as one of
the "15 Best Small Beach Getaways in America" by TripAdvisor Rentals! 
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Sept 61:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Chincoteague Cultural Alliance Quick Draw Contest and Art Sale in Robert Reed Park.  All artists are invited to participate.  Registration at 12:30 p.m., $5.00

Sept 8 - 11:00 a.m. Chincoteague Police 14th Annual Poker Run for the Kids. Bikes leave Stingray's, Cape Charles and end at Don's Seafood, Chincoteague. $35.00 per person includes poker hand,  t-shirt, pin, door prize ticket, food & fun! Block party, live auction, 2 live bands, cash give-away. Pony Express Trolleys will begin at 2:00 p.m. for those who are interested in attending the auction and block party.
Learn more  www,chincoteague-va.gov/law-enforcement

Sept 8 - 6:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m. Chincoteague Cultural Alliance's 15th Annual Plein Air Event. Held at the Christ United Methodist Church Hall 6253 Church Street. Over 50 artists will paint outdoors on Chincoteague and Assateague Islands during the week.  Meet the artists and see their paintings!  Free admission and parking. Learn more www.chincoteagueca.org 
Ongoing Activities
 
NASA's Wallops Flight Facility 
nasa.gov/centers/wallops/   Launch Info: 757-824-2050

Sept 7 - 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Aspire III Sounding Rocket Launch:  Backup dates: September 8 - 15.  The Visitor Center will be open at 8:30 a.m. 

Sept 22 - 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. NASA's 60th Anniversary Celebration!  Lectures, exhibitors, science demonstrations, and NASA trivia bingo!  Meet representatives from NASA Wallops and its partners. 

NASA Visitor Center nasa.gov/centers/wallops/visitorcenter   757-824-1344 Route 175 Wallops Island, VA. Tues - Sat  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. until the end of Aug.  Free Admission.

Sept 8 - 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Animals in Space: Jellyfish program. Learn about animals that have traveled in space.  Ages 8 & up.  Free 
Sept 15 - 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Puppet Show. Ages 2 - 5. Free
Sept 15 - 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Tour of the Solar System.  Ages 8 & up. Free

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
fws.gov/refuge/chincoteague/   757-336-6122   Open May - September 5:00  a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 
Herbert H. Bateman Center  Open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sept 22 - 8:00 a.m. Annual beach clean-up. Bring water, sunscreen and comfortable shoes.  Free t-shirts while supplies last.  Meet at the Herbert H. Bateman Educational Center. 8231 Beach Road.

Now until Oct 1 - Calling all amateur photographers! Your picture may be the next winner of the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Annual Pass Photo Contest. Submit a photo taken on the refuge over the past 2 years.  Learn more

Chincoteague Natural History  Association   piping-plover.org  757- 336-3696
Sept - Nov - Lighthouse open Friday - Sunday  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Weather permitting. Closed noon - 12:30 p.m. daily.  Call ahead to be advised of possible weather or safety closures.

Assateague Island National Seashore  
nps.gov/asis/index.htm   757-336-6577 
Toms Cove Visitor Center    Open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Public Programs  - Learn more  
 
Captain Timothy Hill House   
captaintimothyhouse.com 5122 Main St. 914-589-7733
Now open Fridays 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Home tour.  Admission free but donations appreciated. Listed on The National Register of Historic Places. 

Chincoteague Cultural Alliance Community Center for the Arts
chincoteagueculturalalliance.org   6309 Church Street   757-381-7733
Art Classes  Preregistration online or at Sundial Books (cash or check).
Free Kids Art Classes -  First Saturday of every month. 1:00 p.m.
Farmer's and Artisan's Market - Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.   
Kitchen Gallery - Saturdays. 10:00 a.m.  - Noon or by appointment. Local artwork featured. 
Sept 8 - 2nd Saturday Artful Flea - Every 2nd Saturday until October. 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Community Bingo  - Last Monday of the month. 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.  
Sept. 15 - 6:30 p.m. Island Coffeehouse featuring singer/songwriters Greg Shupe and Jessica Smith, $5/$3 students, drinks and snacks available.

Chincoteague Island Library 
www.chincoteagueislandlibrary.org  4077 Main Street 757-336-3460 
Open Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Thurs 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Nancy's Book Club - 2nd Thursday. 11:00 a.m. Guests and new members invited
Island Readers' Book Club - 3rd Tuesday. 7:00 p.m.  Guests and new members invited  
Sept 13 - Fall Tales for Tots - 10:00 p.m. Every Thursday.  

CiAO's Island Theatre
islandtheatres.com   4074 Main Street   757-336-6109  Check website for movies & times.    

Chincoteague Island Arts Organization 
4076 Main Street   757-336-6109
Each Monday  1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Game play Mondays at the Island Theater Annex.  You bring the games, we provide the tables and chairs.  Admission if free. 

Historic Main Street Merchants
Sept 16 - Shop the Dock 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Held every 3rd Sunday until October.  Vendor event located in the downtown Robert Reed Waterfront Park. Make a purchase and receive a ticket to be a winner of a gift basket! 

Museum of Chincoteague Island
chincoteaguemuseum.com   7125 Maddox Blvd.   757-336-6117 
Hours: Fri - Sun, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    
Celebrate at the Museum - Venue spaces available: The Legacy Pavilion or in the Museum.  Ideal for weddings, birthdays, music, lectures, meetings and social events.  Learn more  

Sept 21 - 5:00 p.m. Sunset Cruise.  Capt Carlton and Daisey's Island Cruises will host.  Tickets $45.00.  All proceeds will benefit the Museum. 

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. 
- A new Emergency Operations Center Facebook page will be active during a storm or emergency serving the citizens & visitors of Chincoteague Island. Learn more

Sept 6 - 2:00 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Narrated Trolley Tour about the Island's history. 1 hr duration. Tickets are $4.00 Adult, $2.00 Children under 12, under 2 are free.  Tickets purchased at the Chincoteague Center  6155 Community Dr. Trolley Pony Express contact 757-854-8572 .
Welcome to our new Member

Hollyhocks on Main
www.hollyhocksonmain.com,  4090 Main Street, 703-599-4430
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Member News  

American Legion Chincoteague Post 159
www.chincoteaguelegion159.or g 4023 Main Street 757-336-9749
Sept 8 - 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Mega breakfast buffet. $8.00  

Beebe Ranch
3062 Ridge Road 757-869-0294
Walk through Misty's old barn and tour the ranch! By appointment only now through October. Text Bonnie at 757-869-0294.

Capt Zack's Seafood
www.captzackseafood.com  4422 Deep Hole Road, 757-336-3788
Sept 15 - 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Cruisin' Event. Capt. Zack's Seafood welcomes you to cruise on over with a Classic Car or just view them. Event lasts until you decide to leave. Contact Will at 443-569-9002 for more information.

Chincoteague Bay Field Station
www.cbfieldstation.org 34001 Mill Dam Road Wallops Island, VA 23337, 757-824-5636
Nov 15 - 18 - 5th Delmarva Nature & Wildlife Photography Summit.  Capture images of pristine field sites throughout the Delmarva Peninsula.  Small class sizes with one-on-one instruction.  For more information  Visit  www.cbfieldstation.org/photography-summit

Goodwin Weber PLLC Attorneys at Law
www.goodwinweberlaw.com 4073 Main Street, 2nd Floor, 757-849-0222
David P. Weber, CFE and Julie Goodwin Weber's new law office location is now open on Chincoteague Island! 

Kiwanis of Chincoteague
Sept 19 - 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive. Held at the Chincoteague High School. 4586 Main Street.  Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org and enter:
Chincoteague Community to schedule an appointment. 
Partner Chamber Events

19056 Parkway, Melfa, VA 23410, 757-787-2460
Sept 7 - 1:00 p.m. Tee time. Shore Fest Golf Tournament held at the Eastern Shore Yacht & Country Club, 14421 Country Club Road, Melfa, VA. Teams of four/ $100 per player.  Rain date Sept 14th.  For more information call or  Visit  www.esvachamber.org/shore-fest-golf.html

Northampton County Chamber of Commerce
www.northamptoncountychamber.com 16404 Courthouse Road #210
Cape Charles, VA 23310, 757-678-0010
Sept 11 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Marketing Your Business Locally Workshop. Tips on how to make your small business stand out in your local area. Presented by Rod Watson, Chapter Chair SCORE Hampton Roads. To register  Visit  www.sbsd.virginia.gov/events/marketing-your-business-locally-northampton-county-eastville-va/


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