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Published June 6, 2019
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Plan Your Chincoteague Island Getaway on the
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
- 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
NASA's Wallops Flight Facility
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 8 -
2:00 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
Herbert H. Bateman Center
Open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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
Toms Cove Visitor Center
Open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Chincoteague Bay Field Station
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Held at the Island Community House 6246 Mumford Street.
Sit & Stitch
Wednesdays - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m
- 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
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
Open now Tues. - Sun. 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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 11 - Speaker 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.
- 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
June 8 - 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Auxiliary baked goods sale
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.
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.
June 16 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Celebrate Father's Day on the scenic Pocomoke River. Kayak & Canoe rentals available.
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.email@example.com or Theresa.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sandy Pony Donuts
6300 Maddox Blvd., 410-474-5885
June 7 - 6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
National Donut Day.
Wear 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
June 7 thru June 9
- Steamed Clams by the Bay.
Tom's Cove Aquafarms
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.
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.
16404 Courthouse Road #210,
Cape Charles, VA 23310, 757-678-0010
129 Market Street, Pocomoke City, MD, 410-957-1919
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