OUT & ABOUT
Published April 11, 2019
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40th Annual Easter Decoy & Art Festival
April 19, 2019 Noon - 6 p.m.
April 20, 2019 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Chincoteague Combined School
4586 Main Street
Still accepting vendor applications.
Please consider donating to the Pre-Loved Treasures Silent Auction.
or call 757-336-6161 for more information.
The 40th Annual Chincoteague Easter Decoy & Art Festival is looking for special treasures!
Items needed for the Pre-Loved Treasures Silent Auction. Benefits go to
the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company.
Donations can be brought to the Chamber office
Mon-Sat 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. and will be promoted on www.chincoteaguedecoyshow.com. Items can also be brought to the Chincoteague Combined School on April 18 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. or April 19 from 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Please do not drop items off at the school during other times.
Help support our fire company and their dream of building a new fire house by donating to this auction. Current auction items are listed on festival website. THANK YOU!
51st Annual Chincoteague Seafood Festival
May 4, 2019 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tom's Cove Park
8128 Beebe Road
Save the Date
April 12 & 13
Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company
Pony Spring Round-up
April 17 - 4:49 p.m. Northrop Grumman Antares NG -11 Rocket Launch.
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce Customer Service Training
. Held at the Island Community House, 6246 Mumford Street. Sponsored by A & N Electric in partnership with Eastern Shore Community College Workforce Development Services.
Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce invites you to
Come experience the newest gift shop on the Island offing original creations by Skylar Geminiani. Participate in a raffle and enjoy Mister Whippy cupcakes!
April 17 - 10:00 a.m. Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce invites you to
N A CAT'S EYE Ribbon Cutting,
6691 Maddox Blvd, 888-CATSEYE
Purr-use Chincoteague's new pet supply shop offering unique and delightful gifts for cat, puppy & pony lovers. Drawing for free gifts, offering bagels and juice.
Now until April 18 -
The American Legion Post #159 of Chincoteague.
5th Annual Hometown Heroes Military Banner Program.
Active duty military members and veterans who served our country can be honored by having their picture featured on a patriotic banner in the town. Banners displayed from Memorial Day to Veteran's Day. Applications available at either the American Post, 4023 Main Street or the town office, 6150 Community Drive. $20.00 application fee needs to be submitted by April 18. For questions contact Jim Russell at P.O. Box 244 Chincoteague, VA 23336 or Lynda at Lynda.email@example.com.
Now thru April 13
- Mon - Wed & Fri, Sat 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Thurs 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Chincoteague Island Library Locals Week
. In coordination with National Library Week, we welcome new visitors as well as old friends. Stop by to enter a free drawing for a tote full of great gifts.
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Chincoteague Center Spring Indoor Yard Sale
6155 Community Drive, 757-336-0614.
Shoppers Admission: $3
Vendors, we have booth and table spaces available. Tables: $15 Booths: $40
Contact us today because spaces are going quickly!
Rain or shine we will have our building filled with great vendors!
April 13 - Chincoteague High School BETA Club's Breakfast & Egg Hunt
Held at 4586 Main Street, 757-336-6166
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
. $8 per person/Free for ages 2 and under.
Purchase tickets at H & H Pharmacy & CHS.
11:00 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt.
Free event. Bring your basket.
April 13 - 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. YMCA Camp Silver Beach Bash Oyster Roast. $75 per person. Food, drinks and entertainment included. For more information call 757-442-4634 or VISIT
April 20 - 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Atlantic Volunteer Fire & Rescue Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. 10071 Atlantic Road, Atlantic, VA. 757-824-4844. $8 per person, $3 ages 6 & under, 2 and under Free. Egg hunt scheduled for 10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. Union Baptist Church Annual Easter Egg Hunt. 6365 Church Street. For children up to 5th Grade. Over 8,000 eggs! Come join the fun.
April 20 - 11:00 a.m. Chincoteague Island KOA Resort Easter Egg Hunt. 6742 Maddox Blvd, 757-336-3111. Goody bags to the first 100 kids. For children ages up to 12 years. Easter Bunny visit. Open to the public - free event.
- 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Return of the Farmer's and Artisan Market
. Held at the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance location, 6309 Church Street. Enjoy quality arts, food from the farm, field, & bay, crafts and much more. VISIT
NASA's Wallops Flight Facility
**CLOSED the week of May 6 through May 10 due to construction**
11:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Ages 2 - 5.
April 13 - 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tour of the Solar System. Ages 8 & up.
April 20 - 11:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Investigation Station. STEM related topic. Ages 8 & up.
April 20 - 2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Explore Earth & Space. Activities on how the Earth, solar system and beyond are being explored.
2019 Youth Art Contest open to Pre-K through 12th grade students.
NASA Wallops Visitor Center and the Virginia Space Flight Academy partner on this nationwide Youth Art Contest. "Apollo's 50th Anniversary"
is the theme.
June 1 - Registration form needs to be submitted.
June 15 -
Artwork Submission Deadline.
Drop off artwork at NASA WFF Visitor Center.
Email or mail all forms and artwork to Shirley.J. Lapole@nasa.gov.
Grand Prize: Full scholarship to one of the Virginia Space Flight Academy's Space Camps.
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
Herbert H. Bateman Center
Open 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
May 11 - Fee Free day in observance of Wild Migratory Bird Day Celebration
Visitors enjoying the Wildlife Loop this spring may notice forestry work on the East side of the trail. As a part of our ongoing forest management plan, trees will be thinned in that area and up the Service Road. Please remain on the trails at all times for your safety. To learn more about Forest Management on the refuge visit
We spotted the first piping plovers of the season while conducting the pre-season surveys.
Please remember that our Over Sand Vehicle (OSV) Beach Closure from the Coast Guard Station to the Hook is in effect.
Lighthouse - Climb to the top. Sat. & Sun. 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (weather permitting).
Free of charge.
Refuge Trek - Narrated bus tour. See the Northern herd. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Herbert Bateman Center - located on the
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.
Assateague Island National Seashore
Now hiring Surf Lifeguards! Be part of a team whose purpose is public safety on the ocean front, preventative lifeguarding, lifesaving and search & rescue. For more information contact Jeff Clark, Chief Lifeguard at 410-629-6094, 757-894-3248 or email Jeff_Clark@nps.gov.
Toms Cove Visitor Center
Open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Chincoteague Bay Field Station
Summer Day Camps
- 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m, Monday - Friday.
Registration is now open. Each day has a different coastal theme that allows campers to visit a variety of ecosystems, play games, make crafts, and develop friendships. Ages 5 - 15.
Each Tues & Thurs
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. YMCA offers indoor exercise walking. Register in advance at the Chincoteague Center or the YMCA location on Maddox Blvd. Free program.
Each Mon - Fri
- 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Walkers welcome. Heart healthy benefits. Free program.
Chincoteague Cultural Alliance Community Center for the Arts
Preregistration online or at Sundial Books (cash or check)
Drop-in Figure Studio
- 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. Second Sunday every month.
Free Kids Art Classes
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. First Saturday of every month.
Kitchen Art Gallery
- 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Held every Sunday. Featuring local artwork.
Now thru May 19 - New local artwork "Up in the Sky".
- Last Monday of the month. 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. 20 games $5.
April 20 - 7:00 p.m. Headline performer Bryan Russo featuring Jim Miller. Enjoy a blend of blues & jazz. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $5/adult, $3/student.
April 26 - 7:00 p.m. Story Swap. Theme: Your favorite books growing up.
Annual Photo Contest: entries taken until May 15. Enter any photo taken between
Jan. 1, 2018 and May 15, 2019. No categories this year! Prizes awarded. Learn more
Chincoteague Island Library
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
Tales for Tots - 10:00 a.m. now until May 23, every Thursday. Preschool ages 3 to 5.
Adult Coloring, Crafts, and Needlework - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Held every Thursday during the winter months. Open to anyone interested in relaxing and socializing. Materials for coloring books provided.
April 12 - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Introduction to E-mail.
Learn to create a free mail account and use its features to send, receive, and organize email messages in this class. Free class.
Register by emailing us at chincoteagueIslandlibrary@yahoo.com.
Friday Nights at the Movies
All movies $5.00
- Chariots of Fire (PG)
Fly Away Home (PG)
Chincoteague Island Arts Organization
Island Theatre Annex. Each Monday
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Game play Mondays.
You bring the games, we provide the tables and chairs. Admission if free.
Historic Main Street Merchants
Museum of Chincoteague Island
Open now Fri - Sun. 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Children (12 years and younger) are admitted free of charge
Active duty military and their immediate families are admitted free of charge
Group rates are available for parties of 15 or more.
April 12- 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Most Memorable Ponies' Memories with Darcy Cole.
Local pony enthusiast and photographer Darcy Cole will be sharing her most memorable experiences about the Chincoteague Ponies. Come hear her stories and see some of her spectacular photographs. $4/Adults, 12 & under free.
Tickets must be purchased in advance online.
Celebrate at the Museum
- Venue spaces available: The Legacy Pavilion or in the Museum. Ideal for weddings, birthdays, music, lectures, meetings and social events.
- 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
April 13 - 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet. Auxiliary baked goods sale runs concurrently with the breakfast.
April 13 - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Spring Turkey Shoot.
Located at AJ's on The Creek. 6585 Maddox Blvd.
Chincoteague Island Family YMCA
ymcachesapeake.org 6395 Maddox Blvd, 757-336-6266
Now thru May 6
Ages 6 - 36 months: Accompanied by an adult, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water. Water safety and drowning prevention covered.
Ages 3 - 5 years & Grades K-12; Beginners will develop comfort with underwater exploration and learn water safety. Introduction to the basics of breaststroke and butterfly kick.
Held at the Island Community House 6246 Mumford Street.
Coffee & Conversations
Mondays - 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Sit & Stitch
Wednesdays - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
YMCA Summer Camp registration now open!
Ages 8 - 15. Transportation and meals included with registration fee. Held at the beautiful, 100 wooded acre campus at the YMCA in Pocomoke City, MD. Call for more information or
Chincoteague Pony Island Drill Team
Sponsorship opportunity available for our fun horse shows. $50 to the drill team and a business gets to sponsor a class at our four fun horse shows this season. First one is April 27, 10:00 a.m. . Your business will appear on our horse show program and we will have a banner that will hang on the announcer stand at the shows all season long.
Checks can be sent c/o kendy allen, 14086 Winterville Rd, Bloxom VA 23308.
Etta's Channel Side Restaurant
April 13 - 5:00 p.m. Open for the season.
April 21 - 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Easter Dinner. $20/adult or $7/child.
Kiwanis Club of Chincoteague
April 13 - 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Furniture Barn open for sales and donations. Located on Main St. across fro the carnival grounds.
All proceeds benefit our community assistance programs and high school scholarships
Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital
Tall Pines Harbor Campground
April 12 - 14 Fairies and Trolls Themed weekend. Join us in costume for a stroll through our enchanted forest where you will be sure to meet fairies, trolls and gnomes! Special unicorn guests, photo ops and costume contest.
The Marina Restaurant
captscovegyc.com 3323 Dock Court, Greenbackville, Va 23356, 757-824-3465 ext 161
- 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Open Mic Night
: Hosted by Twisted Pair
April 19 - 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Matt & Wayne - Family Made Music
April 21 - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Easter Breakfast Brunch. $19.95 per person.
$11.95 ages 5 - 12, Free ages 0 - 4.
Now offering hatchery tours! Mon - Frid. 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sat. 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Come give us a visit.
19056 Parkway, Melfa, VA 23410, 757-787-2460
The Eastern Shore of Virginia Tourism Commission
Marketing Director (full time)
The Marketing Director reports directly to the Executive Director and is responsible for all aspects of marketing of the tourism industry in both Accomack and Northampton Counties for the Eastern Shore of Virginia Tourism Commission. VISIT esvatourism.org or
16404 Courthouse Road #210,
Cape Charles, VA 23310, 757-678-0010
129 Market Street, Pocomoke City, MD, 410-957-1919
Snow Hill Area Chamber of Commerce
May 22 - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Multi Chamber Mixer held at the Pocomoke River State Park and Pocomoke River Canoe Co. 3461 Worcester Highway, Snow Hill, MD 21863. Mix and mingle with other local business professionals.
RSVP by May 10 to snowhillchamber @gmail.com.
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