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

Published August 9, 2018

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2018 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 6 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  To order tickets call 757-336-6161 or Visit.
  • 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. 

Aug 14 - 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. U.S. Coast Guard Chincoteague & American Red Cross are hosting a blood drive. 3823 Main Street. Donors are needed for their lifesaving mission. 

Aug 18 - 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society hosts the Inaugural Crab Crackin' at Ker Place 69 Market Street. Event is a fundraiser for the reconstruction of the dock, piers, and bulkhead at Onancock's Hopkins & Bro. store that is owned by the Historical Society.  Live music, all you can eat steamed crabs, crab and shrimp boil, bbq and more.  Tickets are $50.00 each.  To purchase a ticket call 757-787-8012 or Visit
Save the Date

Aug - 24 - Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce's CRUSH FRIDAY History Lovers event. 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 6733 Maddox Blvd. 96.5 CTG live broadcasting from 10:00 a.m. - noon.  Captain Timothy Hill House, Museum of Chincoteague Island and the National Park Service will be joining the fun!    Stuff theTrolley drop off location too. 
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.  Open daily 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. until the end of Aug.  Free Admission.

Aug 11 - 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Astronomy & Night Sky Summer Series
Astronomy 101 presentations. Held in the Herbert H. Bateman Education Center 
8231 Beach Road 757-336-6122.
Aug 11 - 8:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. Enjoy the Perseid Meteor Shower. North end of parking lot #1 
Night Sky Observations  through telescopes. 

Aug 14 - 5:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Rocket launch of RockSat-X.  The backup dates are August 15 - 17. The Visitor Center will open at 5:00 a.m. for launch viewing.

STEAM Lab - Every Wednesday now through August. 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math hands on activity. Ages 6 & up
Rocketry -  Every Friday now through August. 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Learn about the Sounding Rocket Program.  Ages 6 & up. 
Tour of the Solar System - Every Saturday now through August. 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Take a tour through our solar system. Ages 8 & up. 

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.

Aug 15 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
Lighthouse - Call ahead to be advised of possible weather or safety closures.
Open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Weather permitting. Closed noon - 12:30 p.m. daily. 

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 Bay Field Station
cbfieldstation.org  34001 Mill Dam Road, Wallops Island  757-824-5636
Summer Classes Available - Learn more.
Internships & Volunteer Opportunities Available - Learn more.
Summer Camp Registration Opens - D ay & residential summer camps for ages 5-18! 
Visit  cbfieldstation.org/youth-camps for more info or to register!

Chincoteague Cultural Alliance Community Center for the Arts
chincoteagueculturalalliance.org   6309 Church Street   757-336-0044
Art Class  Preregistration online or at Sundial Books (cash or check).
Aug 12 - 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Music lesson for beginners Guitar Part 1 with musician Troy Outten. This class for adults is limited to 8 students. $35.00 per session. 
Aug 15 - 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Make a Sea Glass Pendant with artist Joan Devaney. Limited to 12 students.  $45.00 & includes supplies. 
Aug 17 - 19  - Weekend Oil Painting Retreat with Nancy West.  
Free Kids Art Classes -  First Saturday of every month. 1:00 p.m.
Farmer's and Artisan's Market - Wednesday & Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Additional day on Friday Aug 17. 
Kitchen Gallery - Saturdays. 10:00 a.m.  - Noon
Aug 11 - 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.
Aug 18 - 6:30 p.m. Island Coffeehouse - Featuring Donna Colton and Sam Patterelli.  Folk and Blues with a twist of Jazz. $5.00/ $3.00.
Aug 20 - Monday Movies - 8:00 p.m. Hitchcock's Lifeboat.  Enjoy free films outdoors under the stars in 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.

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  
Summer Reading Challenge - Program runs through August 16. Kindergarten age to 12th Grade welcome.   
Young Explorer's Program - 10:00 a.m. Thursdays until August 16, Theatre Annex 4076 Main Street. Ages 6 - 10. 
Tales for Tots - 10 :00 a.m. Thursdays until August 16, Ages 2 - 5.  

CiAO's Island Theatre
islandtheatres.com   4074 Main Street   757-336-6109  Check website for movies & times.    
Now until Aug 27 - Every Monday, 11:00 a.m. Free movie showing of Misty. 

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. 

Museum of Chincoteague Island
chincoteaguemuseum.com   7125 Maddox Blvd.   757-336-6117     
Open Tues - Sun, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.   
Now until Aug 25  - Every Saturday, noon - 3:00 p.m.  Local decoy carver demonstrations inside the Miles Hancock Workshop at the Museum. 
Now until Aug 28 - Every Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Museum Lecture Series. $4.00 per adult, ages 12 & under free.  Learn more
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 

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

Every Tuesday and Thursday until 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 .
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Straight Line Construction 
757-442-4122 Learn more
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Onley Community Health Center 
20306 Badger Lane, Onley, VA 23418 757-787-7374
Aug 15 - 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Special Back to School Days. Eastern Shore Rural Health System, Inc. holding Pre-K, Kindergarten and 6th Grade immunizations, well check/physicals,  and sport physicals.   Learn more

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. Bob's Marina
www.captbobsmarina.net 2477 Main Street 757-336-6654 
Every Sunday - Saturday -  Capt Bob's Kid Crab Tournament ages 4 - 12.  $5.00 entry or families - 3 for $10.00. Kid with the highest daily total of crabs wins $25.00.

Captain Steve's Bait and Tackle 
www.stevesbaitandtackle.com 6527 Maddox Blvd., 757-336-0569
Now until Aug 15 - Youth Croaker Tournament (ages 18 and under). Fish anywhere and weigh-in at Capt. Steve's. Biggest flounder has a reward of $50.00. $10.00 entry includes 
t-shirt, free game of golf, and sticker. Benefits Chincoteague Elementary School! 

Capt. Zack's Seafood
4422 Deep Hole Road
Aug 11 - 4:00 p.m. until you leave. Cruisin' event showcasing Classic Cars, Hot Rods & more.  Call 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

Chincoteague Family YMCA
www.ymcachesapeake.org 6395 Maddox Blvd, 757-336-6266.  
Hours: M - F: 5:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Sat: 7:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sun: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Aug 13 - 17 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Amazing Arts & Crazy Crafts. Ages 3 - 5. $50.00/YMCA members; $65.00/program participant.  

Eastern Shore Rural Health System 
Aug 16 - 7:00 p.m. Meet and Greet. Food, fun and fellowship to welcome new professionals to the Eastern Shore! Location: Eastern Shore YMCA Onley, 26164 Lankford Highway Onley, VA 23418. Kindly RSVP by Aug 8 to Michelle Surran 757-414-0400 ext. 1 or msurran@esrh.org. 

Maui Jack's Waterpark
www.mauijacks.com 6742 Maddox Blvd, 757-336-1800
Aug 14 & 21 - Tump Tuesdays for locals- Catch the Wave! 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 50% off late day admission with local ID of 23336. 

Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital
www.riversideonline.com 20480 Market Street Onancock, VA 23417, 757-302-2100. 
Aug 22 - 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Blood drive by The American Red Cross.  Make an appointment and use sponsor code SMHosp! Visit

Riverside Eastern Shore Family Medicine is now located at 10085 William F. Bernart Circle Nassawadox, VA  23413, 757-442-6600. Offering well visits, medical screenings, onsite laboratory draws and much more. Visit

The Pony Express Trolley
6150 Community Drive 757-854-8572 
Aug 20 - 25  - Stuff The Trolley School Supply Drive. Support the students & teachers of Chincoteague Elementary & Combined Schools with school supplies.  
Two opportunities to Stuff the Trolley: 
Aug 21 - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Chincoteague Island Library 4077 Main Street
Aug 24 - 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce 6733 Maddox Blvd    

Sundial Books
www.sundialbooks.net 4065 Main Street, 757-336-5825 
Aug 11 - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Book signing with Paul Briggs. 
Altered Seasons: Monsoonrise
  Virginia Living Weddings 2019
If you would like to submit your wedding pictures to be considered for      publication, submit 7 -10 images by Aug 29.  Couples will be notified by September if they have been selected in the Virginia Living Weddings 2019                                issue. Learn more 

Virginia Travel Post for August
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