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Published July 11, 2019
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94th Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company's
Annual Pony Swim & Auction
July 20 - 26

July 20  - South End Round-Up.  Approx. 5:00 p.m. 
July 21 - North End Round -Up.  Approx. 6:00 a.m. Not open to public.  
July 22 - Beach Walk .  Ponies leave North Corral at daybreak.  
July 23 - Vet Check & Selection of Buyback Ponies. Chincoteague National  Wildlife Refuge South corral. 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  
July 24 - Pony Swim - 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Pony Swim
July 25 - Auction - 8:00 a.m.  Held at the Carnival grounds. 
July 26 - Swim Back. 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Shuttle Schedule:

Shuttle Map:

 Virginia is for Lovers tourism slogan turns 50!  

Celebrate this great milestone with events, activities and promotions from
Now thru August 10 on Chincoteague Island
To learn more about 
"50 Years of LOVE" and to see local specials visit  

July 19 - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Misty's 73rd Birthday Party .  Celebrate with Misty lll of the Chincoteague Pony Drill Team.  Billy Beebe with be autographing books along with the official Grandpa Beebe's branding iron.  First 100 children will receive a goodie bag.  Refreshments will be served.  This is a free event.  

Continue celebrating 50  Years of Love on Virginia's Eastern Shore by visiting 
Cape Charles,  Now thru -  August 24  CapeCharlesbythebay.com
Eastern Shore Virginia Tourism Commission Oct 1 -  Nov 19
What's Happening

Delmarva Discovery Museum  
delmarvadiscoverycenter.org 2 Market Street, Pocomoke, MD 21851, 410-957-9933
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.  

The Baxter Insurance Group - Nationwide Insurance
thebaxterinsurancegroup.com  4153 Main St., 757-336-6536
Now until July 31 - Christmas in July Food Drive.  Please stop by and pick a tag off of our tree and return the food item by the end of the month.  

July 11- 7:00 p.m.  Summer Cinema Movies.  Chincoteague Cultural Alliance presents
The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill and Came Down a Mountain.  Held at the Downtown Robert Reed Waterfront Park.   Bring a chair or blanket.  

July 13 - 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  American Legion Post 159.  Breakfast Buffet  Baked Goods Sale  runs concurrently with the Breakfast Buffet.

July 19  - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  American Legion Post 159.  Steamed Shrimp and Clams Dinner.  Carry out available after 6:30 p.m. supplies permitting. 

July 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 22 thru 27  - 7:00 p.m. 94th Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman's Carnival . Food, fun, games, raffles & attractions for the entire family.  

July 19 thru 21 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 32nd Annual Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival. Discover the largest indoor-outdoor Fine Arts & Crafts event on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Enjoy fresh blueberries, blueberry ice cream, pancakes, pies & much more.  Held at the beautiful Chincoteague Center,  6155 Community Drive.  To learn more VISIT chincoteagueblueberryfestival.com  

July 20 - 7:00 p.m. Musical performance by  Ensemble Pro Tem - "If it ain't Baroque we'll fix it!"
Held at the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance's Island Coffeehouse.  6309 Church Street. Admission $8/adult, $5/students (18 and under). Refreshments available for purchase. 
For more information VISIT chincoteagueca.org/coffeehouse.html

July 23 - 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Buckaroo Bingo. Folks of all ages wanted!  Join us for 20 games for $20.  Little Buckaroo Bingo Boards available $5 with purchase of full admission. 
Held at the Chincoteague Center, 6155 Community Drive. Co-sponsored by Chincoteague Center and Museum of Chincoteague.  To learn more VISIT thechincoteaguecenter.com/buckaroo-bingo
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. Mon - Sat  10:00 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.  

July 12 - Astronomy & Night Sky Summer Series. Held at the Herbert H. Bateman Center
7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Astronomy 101 presentation.  
8:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. Night Sky Observations through telescopes. 
*Subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. 

July 16 - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Global Rocket Launch The event will feature a variety of rocket launch types including air powered, stomp, straw, pop, and water bottles as well as a rocketry presentation and a rocket garden tour. Event is free and open to the public. Space and supplies are limited; outdoor activities are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.

July 18 - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Youth Art Contest Reception and Award Ceremony.  
Winners will be announced at 6:30 p.m. in the Visitor Center's Auditorium. Students not in attendance will be informed by email.

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. 

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.   Summer: Daily (except Wednesday)     

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
July 19 - 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Sandy Island Shores .  Take a trip to the sand dunes of NASA'S restricted Wallops Island for a unique experience in a pristine beach ecosystem.  Lear about dune succession and collect/identify shells with our education team.  

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/Cooking/Theatre Classes   Preregistration online or at Sundial Books (cash or check)
Now thru July 15 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Play writing Workshop.  Instructor Lexi Hubb.
Fee: $40.  Held each Monday.  
July 26 - 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Shell Art.  Instructor: Cheryl Taylor.  Fee: $25.  
All materials are included.   
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
July 13 - . Amazing array of arts, crafts, antiques, collectibles, attic treasures and more! 
New vendors are welcome.  Call or text Markets Manager at 717-495-7155.
Island Coffeehouse - 6:30 p.m.    
Art Gallery - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Held every Sunday and during all CCA events.  Featuring local artwork. 
Now thru Aug 4 - New exhibit "Hold Your Horses"  
Third Thursday Theatre - 8:00 p.m.  Doors open at 7:30 p.m. 
July 18 - A reading of a play. Suggested donation $5.   Please note that this 
play contains mature themes.
Photo Show & Reception - 7:30 p.m. 
July 19  - Meet winning photographers from the 2019 CCA photo contest.  Free event. 

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 
July 18 -  10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The books, songs, finger plays, and crafts for ages 2 - 5 years old. Accommodations will be made for quiet study in the front room of the library for older children who are accompanying their preschool siblings. 
Young Explorers Program
July 18 -  10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Held at the Theatre Annex 4076 Main St. Books, songs, crafts, and hands-on learning are specifically geared to 6 - 12 years old. Parents/grandparents and/or guardians must accompany their children. Visits from NASA Outreach and the Chincoteague Bay Field Station. 

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. 

Monday Nights at Main and Mumford
July 15 - 7:00 p.m. "Rufus and the Red-Nosed Astro Pup" by the Blue Sky Puppeteers .  

Chincoteague Island Family YMCA
ymcachesapeake.org 6395 Maddox Blvd, 757-336-6266 
Now thru July 31 - 8:30 a.m. - 9:25 a.m. Held each Monday and Wednesday.  
Cardio Kickboxing Class.   Instructor Katie O'Shea.  

Adult Programming Held at the Island Community House 6246 Mumford Street. 
Sit & Stitch  Wednesdays - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m

CiAO's Island Theatre
islandtheatres.com    4074 Main Street   757-336-6109  Check website for movies & times.
FREE showing of the movie Misty every Monday at 11:00 a.m. throughout the summer. 

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. 

July 21 - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
July 23 - 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Watercolor Class with artist Daniel P. Turner Thomas.  
"Summer Sunset" pastel for beginners.  Fee: $35 per class and includes all materials.  
Email: danielptthomas@gmail.com if interested.

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. 
July 13  - Zach Jester
July 20 - Rich Smoker

Tuesday Nights at the Museum - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Featuring a different speaker and topic each Tuesday evening.    
July 16 - Speaker David Parmalee. Creating Historical Fiction on Chincoteague. 
July 23 - Speaker Denise Bowden.  Chincoteague Ponies & Pony Penning.

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.  
*No Museum of history tour on July 4th*

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

The Dog Park is open.  Located on Hallie Whealton Smith Drive adjacent to the Island Nature Trail. For more information and fees CLICK HERE
Member News  

Beebe Ranch 
facebook.com/Beeberanch/ 3062 Ridge Road
"Misty History Walk/Talk Tour" available by appointment only.  Pony Penning week 
Mon - Fri 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 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 your Sundays on the bank of Chincoteague Bay.  
Open to the public.
July 14 - 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Featuring 8 Track Mind. 
July 21 - 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. 

Chatham Vineyards
chathamvineyards.net 9232 Chatham Road, Machipongo, VA 23405, 757-678-5588
July 13 - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Summer Concert Series.  BBQ & Bluegrass.
Dinner catered by Chef Jason Van Marter of The Local.  Live music by Code Blue.  
$40/adult, $15/children (12 & under).  Advanced ticket purchase required.  

Chincoteague Pony Centre
6417 Carriage Drive, 757-336-2776
July 11 - 7:00 p.m. - Speaker Darcy Cole presents  "Hike Reflections".
July 13 - 7:00 p.m. Trainer Christine Nibblet from Seaford, Delaware will present ways for owners to meet their goals. 
Chincoteague Pony Drill Team
July 11 - 12 - Camp Occohannock on the Bay Horse Camp.  Ages 8 - 12.  For more information visit ootbay.org.  
July 22 - 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.  Revelation Wellness Exercise. Classes designed to help get you in shape.  $5 drop in fee.
Marina Restaurant
CaptsCovegyc.com,  3323 Dock Ct. Greenbackville, VA 23356, 757-824-3465 ext 161
July 12 - 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Open Mic Night hosted by Twisted Pair. 
July 13 - 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Triple Vision Band.
July 19 - 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Lower Case Blues. Musical performance. 
July 20 - 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Blue Crab Crossing.  Bluegrass Band. No cover charge. 

Sundial Books
sundialbooks.net 4065 Main St. 757-336-5825
July 14 - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Book Signing.  David Parmelee author of The Sea is a Thief.
July 22 - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Meet Darcy Cole.  Author of Stallions and Mares of the Wild Chincoteague Pony Herds, 2019 Foals of the Wild Chincoteague Pony Herd.
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Book signing.  Author Lois Szyamanski.  Chincoteague Pony Tales, Chincoteague Pony Tales 2, Caring for your First Chincoteague Pony and more.    
July 23 -  11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Meet Mark Hendricks of
Natural Wonders of  Assateague Island. 
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m . Lillie Cherrix . Saltwater Pony Girl.  
July 24 - 7:00 p.m. Greg Shupe musical performance
July 25 - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Book signing.  Author Linda White.  All That I Dread
July 26 - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Gina Aguilera.  Identifying Chincoteague Ponies 2019. 

Tall Pines Harbor Campground
tallpinesharbor.com  8107 Tall Pines Lane, Temperanceville, VA 23442, 757-824-0777
July 12 thru 14  - Pontoon Party. 
July 19 thru 21  - Wet-n-Wild
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Eastern Shore Signs, LLC
easternshoresigns.com 21220 N. Bayside Rd., Cape Charles, VA 23310, 757-331-4432
Providing the following services: High end signage to product labels; store front window-vehicle lettering and graphic images; real estate, job site and custom yard signs; 
screen and digital printing.  

Sunshine Cottage
vasharpleycottage.com  6234 Sharpley St. Chincoteague, VA 23336, 484-467-1220
Cape Cod rental located in a quiet neighborhood.  Features 3 BR, 2 Baths and sleeps 6.   
Partner Chambers 

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

August 13 - 11:30 a.m. Certified Entrepeneur Coarse For start-up and  existing Business owners.   10 sessions course held at the ESVA Chamber of Commerce. 
Tuition $190.00  includes professional speakers, text book,  handouts and workbook.  
Deadline: August 2, 2019.   Prepayment (cash or check) is required before class start.  Class size is limited to 12.   Contact:  Sandra Johnson for registration forms 
and details at (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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