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

Published August 8, 2019
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Celebrate this great milestone with events, activities and promotions from
Now thru August 10 on Chincoteague Island
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Eastern Shore Virginia Tourism Commission Oct 1 -  Nov 19
2019 Oyster Festival News! 

  • Oyster Festival Tickets are now available for purchase.  All you can eat full menu and appetizers featuring local oysters and much more!  
  • Held at Tom's Cove Park, 8128 Beebe Road on Oct 12th from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
  • Be an Oyster Festival Sponsor! For only $100, have your business name on volunteer shirts, Facebook/Twitter, Oyster Festival hand-outs, Chincoteague Chamber website and Chincoteague Oyster Festival website.  Call 757-336-6161 for more information.  
What's Happening

Delmarva Discovery Museum  
delmarvadiscoverycenter.org 2 Market Street, Pocomoke, MD 21851, 410-957-9933
Aug 13 - 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Wacky World of Bugs Spend time in the great outdoors and learn about the positive impact bugs have on the world.  Ages 6 & up.  $10 per child for Members, $15 per child for not yet Members.  Call to register.  Limited seating.  

Summer Program : Every Wednesday through summer.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Preschool Delmarva Discovery Club.  Ages 3 - 5.  A fun hour of activities, singing, books and more.
Public Programs: Every week through summer.
Mon. - Sun.12:00 p.m. Otter Program.  For more information on additional programs and times VISIT delmarvadiscoverycenter.org.  

Aug 8 - Summer Cinema Series . Featuring the movie Wall-E.  Sponsored by  Chincoteague Cultural Alliance.  Held at the Robert Reed Downtown Waterfront Park.  Bring a chair or blanket.  Films begin at dusk.  Enjoy popcorn and cold drinks at old-fashioned prices!  In case of rain, films are shown at the CCA Center for the Arts - 6309 Church Street.  

Aug 10 - 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  American Legion Post 159, 4023 Main St., 757-336-9749.  Mega Breakfast Buffet and Baked Goods Sale.  All you can eat for only $8.  

Eastern Shore Literacy Council
29300 Lankford Hwy, Melfa, VA 23410
Week of October 14 thru 20 - Eastern Shore Restaurant Week.  Restaurants on the Shore are invited to participate.  The event will benefit the Eastern Shore Literacy Council and help make a difference in the lives of others.  To get additional information, on this 1st ever restaurant week on the Shore, call 757-789-1761,  email eslteracy@gmail.com, or visit  shoreliteracy.org/easternshorerestaurantweek Sign-up deadline is Aug 30, 2019.
Ongoing Activities
NASA's Wallops Flight Facility 
nasa.gov/centers/wallops/   Launch Info: 757-824-2050   

NASA Visitor Center nasa.gov/centers/wallops/visitorcenter   757-824-1344 Route 175 Wallops Island, VA. Now until Aug 31 - open daily 1 0:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  
Free Admission.  Free programs. 

Summer Public Programs:
Wednesdays -  2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Exploration Station.  Drop in to participate in hands-on activities that explore a different science topic each week. Ages 5 & up.
Thursdays - 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. What's Up at Wallops.  Discover more about Wallops each week during this lecture series.  Ages 10 & up.  
Fridays - 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Rocketry. Learn about sub-orbital sounding rockets and see the principles of launching water bottle rockets.  Ages 5 & up.  
Saturdays - 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Tour of the Solar System.  
Tour our solar system.   Ages 8 & up.  

Aug 9 -  NASA Astronomy Night Summer Series & Viewing of the Perseid Meteor Shower
7:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.  Herbert H Bateman Education Center Auditorium.
8:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.  Night Sky Observations through Telescopes.   North end of Parking Lot #1  (subject to cancellation due to inclement weather; refuge closes at 10 p.m.) 
Free to public. Entrance fees still apply. 
**The Refuge will remain open all night for visitors to enjoy the Perseid Meteor Shower.** 

Aug 12 - 5:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Rocket Launch of Undergraduate Student Experiments.  The launch of the 44-foot tall rocket carries an array of projects.  Some of those include a mix of technology and science experiments including developing spacecraft reentry and thermal protection systems, measuring cosmic rays and gathering organic molecules in space for DNA sequencing.   The backup launch dates are August 13 - 16. 

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
fws.gov/refuge/chincoteague/   757-336-6122   Open 5:00  a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 
Herbert H. Bateman Center  Open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Sept 28  -   National Public Lands Day .  Fee Free day .  

Chincoteague Natural History  Association   piping-plover.org  757- 336-3696
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, or call 757-336-3696.  
Now until  Aug 13 - 10:00 a.m. Daily tours (except Wednesday).   
After Aug 13 - 10:00 a.m. only on weekends.     

Assateague Island National Seashore  
nps.gov/asis/index.htm   757-336-6577 
Toms Cove Visitor Center   
Open 7 days a week from  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Public Programs  - Learn more  

Chincoteague Bay Field Station
cbfieldstation.org  34001 Mill Dam Road Wallops Island, VA 23337, 757-824-5636
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. 
For more information visit  http://www.cbfieldstation.org/day-camps.html

Chincoteague Center
TheChincoteagueCenter.com  6155 Community Drive, 757-336-0614
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
chincoteagueca.org   6309 Church Street   757-381-7733
Art Gallery  - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Held every Sunday and during all CCA events. 
Featuring local artwork. 
Art/Cooking/Theatre Classes   Preregistration online or at Sundial Books (cash or check)
Free Kids Art Class . Held every 1st Saturday.
Drop-in Figure Studio - 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. Second Sunday every month. 
Farmer's Market  Every Saturday until October 26th
Every Wed.  now until Aug. 28.
Second Saturday Artful Flea - 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  
Aug 10 -  Held second Saturday of the month. 
New vendors are welcome.  Call or text Markets Manager at 717-495-7155.
Aug 11 thru Sept 15 - "Wings and Wildlife"
Island Coffeehouse7:00 p.m.  Adults/$8, students/$5 for students (18 and under). Refreshments available for purchase during the event. 
Aug 17 - Performance by Dalton Elliot. Nashville native who moved to Chincoteague when his son, now 3 years old, was born.
Third Thursday Theatre - 8:00 p.m. Suggested donation $5.
Aug 15 - T he Chincoteague Island Theatre Co.  presents a stage reading. 
Chincoteague Island Library 
chincoteague.com/chincoteagueislandlibrary/  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.    
Tales for Tots  -  The books, songs, finger plays, and crafts are specifically geared to preschool children from  2 years old to 5 years old.
Aug 15 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
Young Explorers Program - Held at the Theatre Annex, 4076 Main St.  The books, songs, crafts, and hans-on learning are specifically geared to 6 - 12 years old.  Parents/grandparentsand/or guardians must accompany their children. 
Aug 15 - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

Chincoteague Island Arts Organization  
chincoteagueislandarts.com  4076 Main Street   757-336-6109
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. 

Aug 12 thru 16 - 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.   Chincoteague Theater Academy Day-Camp .
Summer day-camp experience for kids, aged 8 to 15. "Broadway...at the Beach". 
Guided by the company's directors and actors, students will be taught character development, voice, stage movement, play structure and improvisation as they learn skits and songs from popular shows.   Tuition is $125 per participant.   Held at the Island Theatre Annex. 
Enroll your child online at brownpapertickets.com/event/4250182

Monday Nights at Main and Mumford
Aug 12  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. " Musical Journey Through Americana " - Greg Shupe and Duane Gruschat perform folk, blues, country and more. Admission $5.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A wine and beer cash bar available. 

Chincoteague Island Family YMCA
ymcachesapeake.org 6395 Maddox Blvd, 757-336-6266 
Adult Programming Held at the Island Community House 6246 Mumford Street. 
Sit & Stitch  Wednesdays - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m
Aug 17 - 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Soccer Player Evaluations for the Fall Soccer League .  
Only for U10 league and up.  Held at the Chincoteague Combined School Football Field.  
Season runs Sept 7 - Nov 2.  All games are played on Saturdays.  League is for ages 4 - 15. Contact Katie O'Shea at 757-336-6266 or email koshea@ymcachesapeake.org for more information.  $45/YMCA Members, $55/Program Participants.  
Financial Assistance is available.   

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

Community Tennis Association of Chincoteague
Daily drop in tennis at Memorial Park.  8:30 a.m. Mon. - Fri.  Play for a couple of hours.  Players of all levels and ages are welcome.  Free to public. 

Historic Main Street Merchants
'50 Things To Do On Chincoteague Scavenger Hunt. Pick up a playing card from any participating merchant with a PLAY HERE sign on their door. Find a sign at each location that suggests something fun to do while you are here. Have your card validated at Blue Crab Treasures (4080 Main Street) to receive a winners list of limited time special offers from each of the 50 merchants you have visited. 

Island Community House
islandcommunityhouse.org, 6246 Mumford St
Every Monday.  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Country Line Dancing.  Come and get your groove on and learn new steps to show off.  A fun way to stay fit too!  Cost is $7 per class. 

Aug 9 - 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Dog Days of Summer - Frozen Smoothies. Enjoy frozen berry smoothies and other favorite fruit flavors. 
Aug 16 - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Presentation on Writing by Daniel P. Turner Thomas.  Learn about this author's writing experience and gain some insights on your own ability to write. 
Aug 23 - 11:0 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. National Brownies at Brunch Month.  make brownies together in our kitchen and then enjoy eating them!

Museum of Chincoteague Island
chincoteaguemuseum.com   7125 Maddox Blvd, 757-336-6117 
Open now Tues. - Sun. 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  
Admission: $4.00.   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.

Summer Saturdays - 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Each Summer Saturday (now thru August 31) Decoy carving demonstrations. 
Aug 10 - Carroll Lee Marshall & John Walls.
Aug 17  - Bradford Bradach. 

Tuesday Nights at the Museum - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Featuring a different speaker and topic each Tuesday evening. 
Aug 13  Topic: NASA's Sounding Rocket Program.  Speaker Philip Cathell. 
Aug 20 - Topic: Making Crab Pots.  Speaker Andy Linton.  Talk & Demo. 

History tours of the Island - 2:00 p.m. Enjoy a 1 hour tour in an air-conditioned school bus. Adults/$5.00, children (2-12)/$3.00.  Bus is not wheelchair accessible at this time.
Now thru Aug 31 - Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays.  

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
Member News  

Beebe Ranch 
facebook.com/Beeberanch/ 3062 Ridge Road
"Misty History Walk/Talk Tour" available by appointment only.  Text 757-869-0294 or message through FB messenger at Beebe Ranch to set up your tour.  Visit two Misty Descendants, Angel & Drizzle. Purchase your copies of Misty, Stormy, and Seastar books that have been "branded" (stamped) with Grandpa Beebe's Branding iron. 

Captain's Cove Golf & Yacht Club
captscovegyc.com 3370 Captain's Corridor, Greenbackville, VA 23356, 757-824-3465 ext. 161
Music By the Bay.  Spend Sundays on the bank of Chincoteague Bay.   Open to the public
Aug 11 - 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Featuring 8 Track Mind .
Aug 18  - 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Featuring Kaleb Brown. 

Captain Timothy Hill House
captaintimothyhillhouse.com 5122 N. Main St., 973-831-5961 or 914-589-7733. 
Open fridays 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Take a step back in to time and learn what makes this house a rare piece of architectural history.  Built circa 1800.  Call for additional hours or 
to make an appointment. 

Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
cbbt.com  32386 Lankford Highway Cape Charles, VA 23310, 757-331-2960
Public Information Meetings on the Eastern Shore Force Main Sewer Transmission Line Project.  The purpose is to inform the public about the Eastern Shore Sanitary Sewer Transmission Force Main Project. Phase 1 of this project will connect and serve the town of Nassawadox north to the town of Accomac and convey the wastewater to be treated at the existing wastewater treatment plant in the town of Onancock. 
The public is encouraged to attend.
Aug 14 - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Onley Town Center.  25020 Shore Parkway, Onley, VA 23418.
Aug 15 - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Exmore Town Hall.  3305 Main Street, Exmore, VA 23350. 

Chincoteague Island KOA
koa.com/campgrounds/chincoteague/ 6742 Maddox Blvd, 757-336-3111
Aug 9 thru 11 - Disney Weekend .   It's going to be a magical weekend!  Dress up as your favorite Disney Character during Candy Bar Trivia  & Movie Camp Rock 
* All activities subject to change.
Aug 16 thru 18 - Wet N' Wild Weekend. 

Chincoteague Pony Drill Team
Aug 17 - Horse Clinics . Focus on helping horses overcome fear of obstacles.  
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.  
Cost per session for each horse and rider is $60.  Pre-registration by Aug 11th is required with a copy of a negative coggins.  Clinic is limited to 10 participants per session. 
Held at Kerkaken Acres, 14086 Winterville Road, Bloxom, VA 23308.  

Marina Restaurant
CaptsCovegyc.com 3323 Dock Ct., Greenbackville, VA 23356, 757-824-3465 ext 161
Aug 9 - 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Three Sheets Acoustic.  No cover charge. 
Aug 16 - 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Jammin' with The Webbers.  Live music. 
Aug 17 - 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Eastern Electric. Rock and Blues band.  
Aug 23 - 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Dinner and Music.   Reservations recommended. 

Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital
riversideonline.com  20480 Market Street, Onancock, VA 23417, 757-302-2100
Aug 122:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Free Wellness Class: Topic: Healthy HeartOur registered Dietitian and Diabetes Educator will support you while you learn effective strategies for losing weight.  RSVP: 757-302-2174 or  Kelly.honeycut@rivhs.com or Theresa.bailey@rivhs.com.
Aug 21  - 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Blood Drive.  Held in the hospital's conference room.  Donors of all blood types are welcome.  Minimum weight of 110 lbs. and 17 yrs old. With parent permission, 16 year old may donate.  No appointment necessary but to sign up ahead 
visit redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code SMHosp.  

Sundial Books
sundialbooks.net 4065 Main St. 757-336-5825
Aug 10 - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Book signing.  Author  Amy Schisler returns with the final book in the Chincoteague Island Trilogy -  Island of Hope

Tall Pines Harbor Campground
tallpinesharbor.com  8107 Tall Pines Lane, Temperanceville, VA 23442, 757-824-0777
Aug 9 thru 11 - Crab Feast .   All you crab lovers won't want to miss our crab feast on Saturday, August 10th.  Join us under the tent as we dig into some of Virginia's finest blue crabs.  Bring your pickin' knives!!  $$ additional fee for the crabs.
Aug 16 thru 18 - Pontoon Party II

Taylor Bank
Aug 17 - 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Crab Crackin' at Ker Place
Held on the lawn at Ker Place, 69 Market St., Onancock, VA 23417
Tickets are $50 each and features all-you-can-eat steamed crabs and more. Live music that serves up a variety of music. This event is a fundraiser for the reconstruction of the dock, piers, and bulkhead at Onancock's Hopkins & Bro. store, which is owned by the Historical Society. To purchase tickets, go to shorehistory.org/ticketsales or call 757-787-8012.
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Blue Crab Bay Co.
Bluecrabbay.com 29368 Atlantic Drive, Melfa, VA 23410, 757-787-3602
Gourmet retail shop featuring Virginia's finest peanuts & snack mixes, soups, seafood, 
Blue Crab stoneware, beverage mixers and more!  
Partner Chambers 

19056 Parkway, Melfa, VA 23410, 757-787-2460

Eastern Shore of Virginia Tourism
visitesva.com  19056 Parkway, Melfa, Virginia 23410, 757-787-8268
New websiteSign into VTC's website and add your business or event on this site. If you have any questions call or email to marketing@esvatourism.org.  

Northampton County Chamber of Commerce  northamptoncountychamber.com  
16404 Courthouse Road #210,  Cape Charles, VA 23310, 757-678-0010

Pocomoke Area Chamber of Commerce  pocomokechamber.com
129 Market Street, Pocomoke City, MD, 410-957-1919

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