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

Published January 10, 2019

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What's Happening

Feb 15 - 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Feb 16 - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Death by Chocolate presented by The Historic Main Street Merchants of Chincoteague.  A FREE 2- Day Valentine Event! Join us for this popular, sweet-filled adventure on beautiful Chincoteague Island.  Playing cards can be picked up at any participating business.  Then visit each participating Main Street Merchant for a chocolate delight and playing card validation.  Raffle giveaway and final event will be held at the Chincoteague Center.  Prizes, food and chocolate will be there. (Must be 18 years old to win) Contact Nicole Miller at nicole@chincoteaguecomfortsuites.com or call 443-614-6801 for more information. 

Feb 16, 17, 22, 23 - 7:00 p.m. - The Chincoteague Island Theatre Company sponsored by the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance presents "Moon Over Buffalo" by Ken Ludwig.  Enjoy an evening production about a hilarious comedy. Tickets go on sale Jan 18th online at  http://www.chincoteagueca.org/, Sundial Books and H & H Pharmacy.  
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. Tues - Sat  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Free Admission.

Jan 12 - 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Cub Scout Out of the World STEM Nova Day
The Boy Scouts of America, Del-Mar-Va Council will be hosting a Cub Scout STEM Day. During the event, Cub Scouts will have an opportunity to complete a portion of the Out of this World NOVA Award. The focus will be on achieving the requirements that are more difficult to do outside of a home or Den meeting setting. 
The Visitor Center will provide a variety of hands-on activities through a series of STEM stations including a Mars Rover engineering design challenges using Rigamajig and the Imagination Playground, as well as other new, hands-on programs featuring Solar System science. Register  Del-Mar-VaCouncil.  http://www.delmarvacouncil.org/homepage/64278   

Jan 18  - 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Homeschool Program - Rocketry
During this program students will get an overview of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility's Sounding Rocket Program Office.  Students will explore laws of motion, rocket propulsion and more. Open to 5th grade (10 years old) to 8th grade (14 years old) students only. 

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
fws.gov/refuge/chincoteague/   757-336-6122   Open 6:00  a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Herbert H. Bateman Center  Open 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Jan 21 - Fee Free day in observance of Marin Luther King, Jr. Day

Chincoteague Natural History  Association   piping-plover.org  757- 336-3696

Assateague Island National Seashore  
nps.gov/asis/index.htm   757-336-6577 

Toms Cove Visitor Center   
Open Fridays - Mondays 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

Chincoteague Cultural Alliance Community Center for the Arts
chincoteagueca.org   6309 Church Street   757-381-7733
Jan 15 - 6:00 p.m. - Vendor orientation for Farmers & Artisans Market, Artful Flea or Holly Day Market.  For more information or to RSVP call 717-495-7155.
Art Classes   Preregistration online or at Sundial Books (cash or check) 
Jan 16, 23, 30 - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Acrylic as Watercolor. Instructor is 
Jenny Somers.  Techniques on image transferring, spray painting, and painting with brushes will be taught. Students choose one of 2 images to paint and spend 4 sessions working on the same painting. Limit of 12. Cost is $140.
Free Kids Art Classes -  First Saturday of every month. 'DRAW Your Own HOUSE - from Inside + from Outside' 1:00 p.m.  
Kitchen Gallery - 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Held every Sunday.  Featuring local artwork.   
Community Bingo  - Last Monday of the month. 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.

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  
Fall 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. 

CiAO's Island Theatre
islandtheatres.com   4074 Main Street   757-336-6109  Check website for movies & times.  
Friday Nights at the Movies  All movies $5.00
Jan 11 - 7:00 p.m. Pulp Fiction (R)
Jan 18 - Coal Miner's Daughter (PG)

Chincoteague Island Arts Organization 
chincoteagueislandarts.com  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

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  

Feb 5 - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday Nights at the Museum: Where Island Tales are Told. Guest speaker is Richard Snyder, VA Institute of Marine Science. Topic is the Fall Voyage of Jamestown Ship 'Godspeed' and Chesapeake Bay Water Quality. $4 admission for adults, FREE for 12 yrs & under, active military and museum members. 

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  

American Legion Post 159
chincoteaguelegion159.org 4023 Main Street, 757-336-9749
Jan 12 - 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  Breakfast Buffet.   Auxiliary Baked Goods Sale  runs concurrently with the Breakfast Buffet. 

Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital
riversideonline.com 20480 Market Street, Onancock, VA 23417
Jan 14 - 11:00 a.m. Healthy U FREE wellness class.  Topic is Healthy Living with Diabetes. A registered dietitian and diabetes educator available during this class. RSVP to 757-302-2174 or kelly.honeycutt@rivhs.com or Theresa.bailey@rivhs.com.   

Tryfan Gallery
danielpturnerthomas.com 757-336-6222
Jan 27 - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Watercolor Class. Instructed by Daniel P. Turner Thomas. "Magic Snow" creating a snow scene on the Refuge. Bring an old toothbrush with you. Fee is $35 and includes all materials.  Class will be held at the Chincoteague Island Family YMCA 6395 Maddox Blvd. To register email danielptthomas@gmail.com.  
Partner Chambers 

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

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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