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

Published June 7, 2018

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What's Happening

June 8 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Oceana, Assateague Coastal Trust & VA Eastern Shorekeeper presents an informational meeting on the Atlantic offshore drilling plans. Ciao's Island Theatre Annex 4076 Main Street 757-336-6109  Learn more

June 16 - 1:30 p.m -  3:30 p.m. Art Class: Acrylic as Watercolor. Chincoteague Cultural Alliance 6309 Church Street, 757-336-0044. Preregistration online or Sundial Books (cash or check) $35.00 fee and includes material.  Learn more

June 16 - 4:00 p.m. Chamber Music Concert with Merz Trio. Co-sponsored by CCA and CiAO. Island Theatre 4074 Main Street 757-336-0044. Tickets are $15.00 and available online, H & H Pharmacy or Sundial Books.  Learn more 
Ongoing Activities
NASA's Wallops Flight Facility 
nasa.gov/centers/wallops/   Launch Info: 757-824-2050

June 21 - 5:30 a.m. EDT Sounding Rocket Launch, Suborbital. Mission: RockOn (educational payloads).   Learn more

NASA Visitor Center nasa.gov/centers/wallops/visitorcenter  757-824-1344 Route 175 Wallops Island, VA
Open Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.. Free Admission.

June 9 - 11:00 a.m - 11:30 a.m.  Space Racers: Planet Jumble.  Ages 4 to 8. 
2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. Engineering Challenge: Payload Drop*   Ages 6 to adult. 
*Registration required in person at 1:00 p.m. day of program. 

June 16 - 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Rig-a-ma-jig:  Space Exploration. Ages 8 to adult. 
2 p.m.- 2:15 p.m.  Peculiar Planet: Jupiter. Ages 8 to adult. 

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 9am - 4pm

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.

Assateague Island National Seashore  
nps.gov/asis/index.htm   757-336-6577 
Toms Cove Visitor Center    Open 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Public Programs  - Learn more

Captain Timothy Hill House
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   757-336-6117
Free Kids Art Classes - first Saturday of every month. 1pm
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.
2nd Saturday Artful Flea - Every 2nd Saturday until October. 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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 - June 7, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Open House for registration. Program runs through August 17. Kindergarten age to 12th Grade welcome. 

CiAO's Island Theatre
islandtheatres.com   4074 Main Street   757-336-6109  Check website for movies & times.   

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. 

Island Coffeehouse
6309 Church Street 757-336-6117
June 16 - 6:30 p.m. Live musical performance by Neal Hooks. Admission:  $5 for adults, $3 for students aged 22 and under. Learn more

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  - noon - 3:00 p.m.  Local decoy carver demonstrations each Saturday 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

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

June 12  -  Every Tuesday and Thursday until Labor Day.  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.
Member News  

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.

June 7 - 10 - 2018 Flounder Tournament. Cash prize $1,500 based on 40 entries! 
Registration $35/per person.

Eastern Shore Community College
29300 Lankford Hwy,  Melfa, VA 23410  757-789-1789

June 9 - 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Veterans Town Hall Meeting. Hosted by Terrence D. Stratton, U.S. Army retired and Alexander Hightower, Veterans Employment Specialist. Topic:Are you entitled to VA Benefits? 

June 23 - 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Special One Day Drone Boot camp. Instruction provided by Sentinel Robotic Solutions.  3 hour classroom instruction plus 3.5 hours of flight time in the field with two remote certified pilots and two professional grade aerial vehicles. Cost is $200.Call 757-789-7979 for more information or Learn more

Sundial Books 
www.sundialbooks.net 4065 Main Street 757-336-5825
June 16 - 11:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m. Book Signing: Daingerfield Island
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