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

Published July 5, 2018

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July 5 - 7, 13 - 14, 20 - 21, 23 - 28    Annual Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman's Carnival 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Chincoteague Carnival Grounds 3648 Main Street.  Learn More

July 6 - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce presents CRUSH FRIDAY: Space Lovers! 6733 Maddox Blvd, 757-336-6161 Sentinel Robotic Solutions demonstration of drones!  Try out the simulator too! Join us for an afternoon of flight fun.  Learn More

July 12 - 9:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.  The Community Tennis Association to offer free Tennis lessons at Memorial Park Courts, 7470 Memorial Park Dr (just off of East Side Drive). The lessons for adults (ages 16 and older) are from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m, ages 6 - 15 are from 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Participants must wear tennis shoes and should bring water. 
Save the Date

July 20 - Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce's CRUSH FRIDAY Horse Lovers event. 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 6733 Maddox Blvd, 757-336-6161. Come celebrate Misty's Birthday. More information to follow. 

Aug - 24 - Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce's CRUSH FRIDAY History Lovers event. 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 6733 Maddox Blvd. Stuff the Trolley drop off location too.  More information to follow.  

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.

July 24 - 6:00 a.m. Sounding Rocket, Suborbital Launch. Mission: ASPIRE III

STEAM Lab - July 11 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 - July 6 & 13 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 - July 7 & 14 Every Saturday now through August. 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Take a tour through our solar system. Ages 8 & up. 
July 5 - 5:30 p.m. "Astronomical Fireworks" presentation by Dr. Nicholas Troup. 
July 6 - 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Astronomy Night at Pocomoke State Park. 
July 13 -  7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Astronomy & Night Sky Summer Series. Presentation at the Herbert Bateman Educational Center  8231 Beach Rd.  
               8:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. Night Sky Observations through telescopes. North end of parking lot #1. Entrance fee information  Learn more

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.

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
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).
July 17  - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Art Class: Vibrant Woven Gourd Vessels with instructor Reagan Bitler. $50 includes all materials. Ages 18+  
Free Kids Art Classes - July 7 Tissue paper "Stained Glass". First Saturday of every month. 1:00 p.m.
Farmer's and Artisan's Market - Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Wednesdays  9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  
Kitchen Gallery - Saturdays. 10:00 a.m.  - Noon.
Community Bingo - Last Monday of the month. 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
July 14 - 2nd Saturday Artful Flea - Every 2nd Saturday until October. 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Community Bingo - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Last Monday of the Month.  Games only cost a quarter! 
July 9 - Monday Movies - 8:30 p.m. Chicken Run, Robert Reed Park 6155 Community Dr. Bring a chair or blanket.  Held at CCA in case of rain.  

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. 
July 12 - 10:00 a.m. The Salisbury Zoo will present live animals from the Zoo! Held at the Social Hall of Christ Methodist Church, 6253 Church Street. 

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 .

Welcome to our New Members 

10 Good Sheep www.tengoodsheep.com 20182 Allen Lane, Onancock, VA 23417,

Chincoteague Pony Centre 6417 Carriage Drive. 757-336-2776
Member News  

Atlantic Community Health Center 
5219 Lankford Hwy, New Church, VA 23415 757-824-5676.
July 9 &16- 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 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

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.

Capt. Zack's Seafood
www.captzacksseafood.com 4422 Deep Hole Road 757-336-3788
Capt. Zack's Seafood welcomes you to a free cruisin' event.  Whether you cruise on over with a Classic or just want to view them, come on by to see the Classic Cars, Hot Rods, and more.   Event lasts until you decide to leave. Contact Will at 443-569-9002 for more information.

Chesapeake Bay Bridge & Tunnel District 
www.cbbt.com 32386 Lankford Hwy, Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-331-2960
Aug 3 - 1:30 p.m. The CBBT is going to be hosting a "Project Tour".  This will be a driving bus tour of the facility and the tunnel project site.  Space will be limited and requires advance reservations, first-come first-served.

Rustic and Rescued Antiques & Gifts  
www.rusticand rescued.com 5017 Chicken City Road, 302-293-0694
July 7 - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. YARD SALE!!  ANTIQUE SALE!! Antiques, rustic decor, clothes, housewares, furniture and much more!! LEARN MORE 10% off any purchase. FREE ice pops (while supplies last).

Tryfan Gallery 
www.danielpturnerthomas.com 3594 Main Street 757-336-6222
July 15 - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Art lesson - Belted Kingfisher, Watercolor. All materials supplied. $35.00 per class. Classes held at the Chincoteague Island Family YMCA 6395 Maddox Blvd. 

White Lightning Charters, LLC  
www,whitelightningsportfishing.com 4113 Main Street 703-407-2700
Want to go offshore fishing but don't have a group of 6 to share the cost? We have space available for you to join a 12 hour offshore fishing charter on July 16. The cost is $325 per person (plus tips for mates). Call, text, or email Capt. Frank to make a reservation.

Virginia Travel Post for July
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