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

Published June 6, 2019
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 Virginia is for Lovers tourism slogan turns 50!  

Celebrate this great milestone with events, activities and promotions from
June 21 to August 10 on Chincoteague Island
To learn more about 
"50 Years of LOVE" visit    

What's Happening

June 15 - 3:30 p.m. Trio St. Bernand Chamber Music Concert.   2018 First prize winners at the Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival.  Held at The Island Theatre, 4077 Main Street.  Reception to follow at the Island Theatre Annex.  Co-sponsored by the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance and CiAO.  Tickets $15/adults or free for youths (18 and under) and for students with ID.  Tickets can be purchased at H & H Pharmacy and Sundial Books (cash or check) or online  CLICK HERE .  
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.  Free programs. 
June 8 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Story Time.   Listen to a story and make a craft that will explore different science themes. Ages 3 to 6.
June 82:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Animals in Space.   Before humans went into space, we launched animals into space.  Join us for a short program to learn about one of the animals that have traveled in space.  Ages 8 and up
June 15 - 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Investigation Station During.  Investigate a STEM related topic through labs, demonstrations and activities. Ages 8 and up. 
June 15 - 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Tour of the Solar System.   Take a tour through our solar system with stops at the sun, the planets, dwarf planets and moons.minutes. Ages 8 and up.
2019 Youth Art Contest open to Pre-K through 12th grade students.  
NASA Wallops Visitor Center and the Virginia Space Flight Academy partner on this nationwide Youth Art Contest.  "Apollo's 50th Anniversary"  is the theme. 
June 15 Artwork Submission Deadline.  Drop off artwork at NASA WFF Visitor Center.  
Email or mail all forms and artwork to Shirley.J. Lapole@nasa.gov.  
Grand Prize: Full scholarship to one of the Virginia Space Flight Academy's Space Camps.

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
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 Classes   Preregistration online or at Sundial Books (cash or check)
June 6 - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Acrylic as Watercolor.  Instructor: Jenny Somers.
Fee: $40 (includes all supplies).  
June 12 - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Acrylic as Watercolor.  Instructor: Jenny Somers.
Fee: $40 (includes all supplies).  Ages 14 and up.  
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. June 12 - Aug. 28.
New vendors are welcome.  Call or text Markets Manager at 717-495-7155.
2nd Saturday Artful Flea - 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Every 2nd Saturday 
June 8 - A rts, crafts, antiques, collectibles and attic treasures.  Live music & food trucks.
Free Kids Art Classes 
Kitchen Art Gallery - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Held every Sunday.  Featuring local artwork.
Now thru June 23 - New artwork  "Wind, Water and Waves".  

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 - 10:00 a.m. now until May 23, every Thursday. Preschool ages 3 to 5.  

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. 

Chincoteague Island Family YMCA
ymcachesapeake.org 6395 Maddox Blvd, 757-336-6266 
June 6 & 13 - 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. VA Coop Extension Office Seminar. "East Smart, Be Healthy as We Age" Bring your lunch or order out. 
June 10 thru July 31 - 8:30 a.m. - 9:25 a.m. 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
June 14 - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. English Tea Making. Register at the Y by June 11th .   

Summer camp sign-ups happening now!  For more information on the 
different camps CLICK HERE

CiAO's Island Theatre
islandtheatres.com    4074 Main Street   757-336-6109  Check website for movies & times.  
June 7 thru 13  - Pets 2 Rated PG. 

Community Tennis Association of Chincoteague
Daily drop in tennis at Memorial Park.  We generally meet at 9:00 a.m. Mon. - Fri., and play for a couple of hours (weather dependent).  Players of all levels are welcome an it's free!   

Historic Main Street Merchants

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. 
June 8 - James Johnson
June 15 - Roe Terry

Tuesday Nights at the Museum - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Featuring a different speaker and topic each Tuesday evening.    
June 11Speaker Dale Spiker, High Tide Fabrication. Hand crafted Duck & Game calls.
June 18 - Speaker Matt Youn, Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.  30 Years of Piping Plover Management on Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.  

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 Sorry, our school bus is not wheelchair accessible at this time!
June 8 - Saturday only. 
June 13 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

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  

chincoteaguelegion159.org 4023 Main Street, 757-336-9749
June 8 - 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  Breakfast Buffet.    Auxiliary baked goods sale  available. 

Captain's Cove Golf & Yacht Club 
captscovegyc.com 3370 Captain's Corridor, Greenbackville, VA 23356, 757-824-3465 ext. 161
June 16 - 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Music By The Bay.  Featuring Leah Woods.  Spend your Sundays on the bank of the Chincoteague Bay!  Open to the public.

Marina Restaurant
CaptsCovegyc.com,  3323 Dock Ct. Greenbackville, VA 23356, 757-824-3465 ext 161
June 7  - 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Musical Performance: Matt & Wayne Family Made Music.
June 14 - 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Dinner and Music featuring Wayne George
June 15 - 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Triple Vision Band.  

Pocomoke River Canoe Co.
pocomokeriverpaddle.com 2 River St., Snow Hill, MD 21863
June 16 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Celebrate Father's Day on the scenic Pocomoke River.  Kayak & Canoe rentals available.       

riversideonline.com  20480 Market St. Onancock, VA 23417, 757-302-2100
June 10 - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Healthy Heart Wellness Class.  
Our registered Dietitian and Diabetes Educator will support you while you learn effective strategies for staying heart healthy.   
RSVP: 757-302-2174 or Kelly.honeycut@rivhs.com or Theresa.bailey@rivhs.com.

Sandy Pony Donuts
6300 Maddox Blvd., 410-474-5885
June 7 - 6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. National Donut DayWear anything with donuts to receive 1 FREE donut or purchase any Sandy Swag and receive 2 FREE donuts!  
Celebrating all day long!

Tall Pines Harbor Campground
tallpinesharbor.com  8107 Tall Pines Lane, Temperanceville, VA 23442, 757-824-0777
June 7 thru June 9  - Steamed Clams by the Bay.   

Tom's Cove Aquafarms
tomscove.net  757-336-1945
Now offering hatchery tours!  Mon - Fri. 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sat. 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Come give us a visit.
Partner Chambers 

19056 Parkway, Melfa, VA 23410, 757-787-2460
June 15 - 7:00 a.m. Le Tour de Shore.  Pre-registration begins at 6:15 p.m. Ride the Eastern Shore of VA!  Rain or shine event. $65 - register by June 14 at noon, $75 - register at event,
$3 - processing fee added per ticket for online sales.
For more information visit esvachamber.org/le-tour-de-shore.html.   

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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