OUT & ABOUT
Published March 14, 2019
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Plan Your Chincoteague Island Getaway on the
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Sunday, March 17th
40th Annual Easter Decoy & Art Festival
April 19, 2019 Noon - 6 p.m.
April 20, 2019 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Chincoteague Combined School
4586 Main Street
Still accepting vendor applications.
Please consider donating to the Pre-Loved Treasures Silent Auction.
or call 757-336-6161 for more information.
Seafood Festival Hospitality,
Arts & Crafts,
and Friends of the Festival
applications now available.
51st Annual Chincoteague Seafood Festival
May 4, 2018 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tom's Cove Park
8128 Beebe Road
Weekend Ongoing Events: March 22 - 24
Photo Contest - Before & After photos of best Clean up, Paint Up, Fix Up projects. Sponsored by ACE Hardware Chincoteague. Visit Ace for store specials!
Museum of Chincoteague - 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 7125 Maddox Blvd. Downtown Exhibit, Childrens' Craft, Pick up scavenger hunt sheets.
Theatre Anex - 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 4076 Main St. Kid's Poster Contest, Historic Photo Displays, Pick up scavenger hunt sheets.
- 7:00 p.m. Story Swap. Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, 6309 Church St.
10:00 a.m. Importance of 'Downtown' Lecture,
Museum of Chincoteague, 7125 Maddox Blvd
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Art Class with Cindy Faith.
CCA, 6309 Church St.
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Stories, Readings, Video.
Island Theatre, 4074 Main St.
March 24 -
2:00 p.m. Foot Parade. Photo Contest & Scavenger Hunt winners announced.
Robert Reed Park. Rain Space: Island Theatre.
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Movie The Long, Long Trailer.
Island Theatre, 4074 Main St.
Summer Tourism Counselor position now open**
The Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce
Small office .... Big opportunity!
Applications being accepted until March 31, 2019
Mail letters of interest or resumes to
Evelyn Shotwell, 6733 Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague, VA 23336
Save the Date
12:00 p.m. Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce Members' Networking Lunch. Don's Seafood Restaurant, 4113 Main St. Join us for a delicious meal of corned beef & cabbage while networking with local businesses and organizations. $10.
March 23 - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Summer Employment Job Fair. Held at the Chincoteague Center, 6155 Community Drive, 757-336-0614. Offering free spaces for businesses all over the Eastern Shore. Resume help offered for job seekers.
- 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours. Held at the
Chincoteague Island Library, 4077 Main Street. Celebrate "Locals week at the Library" with music from Greg Shupe, light refreshments, wine & soft drinks. Networking opportunity. Enter a drawing for a goodie bag filled with area businesses' gift certificates and more. RSVP by April 8 to Joanne@ChincoteagueChamber.com.
National Library week is April 7 - 13.
- 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Accomack-Northampton Regional Job Fair
Held at the Eastern Shore Community College Workforce Development Center,
29300 Lankford Hwy, Melfa, VA 23410. Exhibitor applications available now.
Reserve your spot by March 28.
Fee is $25 per table.
April 12 & 13 -
Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company
Pony Spring Round-up
Learn more https://www.chincoteaguechamber.com/pony-penning/spring-fall-round-info/
Now until April 18 -
The American Legion Post #159 of Chincoteague.
5th Annual Hometown Heroes Military Banner Program.
Active duty military members and veterans who served our country can be honored by having their picture featured on a patriotic banner in the town. Banners displayed from Memorial Day to Veteran's Day. Applications available at either the American Post, 4023 Main Street or the town office, 6150 Community Drive. $20.00 application fee needs to be submitted by April 18. For questions contact Jim Russell at P.O. Box 244 Chincoteague, VA 23336 or Lynda at Lynda.email@example.com.
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Search for Shamrocks presented by The Historic Main Street Merchants of Chincoteague. Join us for this popular, scavenger hunt adventure to celebrate the wearin' o' the green on Chincoteague Island. Playing cards can be picked up at any participating business. Then visit each participating Merchant all over the island for a clue to find the shamrocks and to have your playing card validated. Once you have completed your playing card, come to Blue Crab Treasures, 4080 Main Street, any time during the event, to be registered for the gift drawings. Costumes are optional, but definitely add to the fun! Raffle drawings of gifts for adults (over 18) and separate drawings for children will be held at the Island Theatre, starting at 4:15 pm. You must be present at the Island Theatre to win. Contact Sue Johnson at Blue Crab Treasures at 757-336-5507 (shop) or 757-894-5486 (Sue's cell) for more information.
March 23 - 10:00 a.m.
Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce
Ribbon Cutting for Whiteraven's Nest
Stop by from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. for Corner Bakery Donuts and Gourmet Coffee
To learn more
March 26, 27, 28
- 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-06 FREE Safe
. Held at the Atlantic Firehouse. 10071 Main Street, Atlantic, VA 23303. Upon completion of this class will entitle students to be issued the VA Boating Safety Education card.
NASA's Wallops Flight Facility
April 17 - 4:49 p.m. Northrop Grumman Antares NG -11 Rocket Launch.
Learn more https://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/home
- 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
. NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center and its partner Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation host this lunar-themed event. It will begin with an astronomy presentation followed by night sky observations through high-powered telescopes. Free event. All ages.
March 16 - 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Puppet Show
. Ages 2 - 5. FREE
March 16 - 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tour of the Solar System. Ages 8 and up. FREE
March 23 -
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Test the effect that shape and weight have on the flight of a glider. Ages 8 and up. FREE.
March 23 - 2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Peculiar Planet. Short program presented
about one of the planets in our solar system.
All ages. FREE.
2019 Youth Art Contest open to Pre-K through 12th grade students.
"Apollo's 50th Anniversary"
is the theme. This NASA-unique theme aims to inspire art through the celebration of Apollo as we push towards returning to the Moon and take the next giant leap in deep space exploration.
June 1 - Artwork Submission Deadline. For more information
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
Herbert H. Bateman Center
Open 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
May 11 - Fee Free day in observance of Wild Migratory Bird Day Celebration
Visitors enjoying the Wildlife Loop this spring may notice forestry work on the East side of the trail. As a part of our ongoing forest management plan, trees will be thinned in that area and up the Service Road. Please remain on the trails at all times for your safety. To learn more about Forest Management on the refuge visit
Assateague Island National Seashore
Now hiring Surf Lifeguards! Be part of a team whose purpose is public safety on the ocean front, preventative lifeguarding, lifesaving and search & rescue. For more information contact Jeff Clark, Chief Lifeguard at 410-629-6094, 757-894-3248 or email Jeff_Clark@nps.gov.
Toms Cove Visitor Center
Open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Chincoteague Bay Field Station
Now thru March 22
Kids to Camp Scholarships. Accepting summer camp scholarship
applications for overnight and day camps.
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)
March 20, 27 & April 3
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Acrylic as Watercolor with Jenny Somers. Wednesdays of instruction. Cost is $140 and includes supplies.
March 25 - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fun with Resin Jewelry. Instructor is Joan Devaney.
Students will makes four or more pendants, such as a butterfly wing. Class size limit is 12.
Ages 14 & up. Cost $45. For more information CLICK HERE
Drop-in Figure Studio
- 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. Second Saturday every month.
Free Kids Art Classes
- 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. First Saturday of every month. Make "chicks, flowers and bunnies". Celebrate Spring!
- 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Held every Sunday. Featuring local artwork.
- Last Monday of the month. 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. 20 games $5.
March 16 -
7:00 p.m. Performance by Jeff Madson & Off The Hook. Popular guitarist and vocalist with specialty in country, rock, folk and jazz. Tickets $5/adults, $3/students.
Annual Photo Contest: entries taken until May 15. Enter any photo taken between
Jan. 1, 2018 and May 15, 2019. No categories this year! Prizes awarded. Learn more
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.
Adult Coloring, Crafts, and Needlework - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Held every Thursday during the winter months. Open to anyone interested in relaxing and socializing. Materials for coloring books provided.
March 15 -
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Learn basics like how to start your computer, save and re-open a file, and create a folder in this class. Free class. Register by emailing us at chincoteagueIslandlibrary@yahoo.com. Space is limited! For more information email Wells Gregoire at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is brought to you by the Eastern Shore Public Library.
Friday Nights at the Movies
All movies $5.00
- Cool Hand Luke (PG)
March 22 - A League of Their Own (PG)
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.
Historic Main Street Merchants
March 15 & 16
- Search for Shamrocks. Details listed in What's Happening.
Museum of Chincoteague Island
Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed for the Winter but will reopen March 22 - 24 for Heritage Days.
Celebrate at the Museum
- Venue spaces available: The Legacy Pavilion or in the Museum. Ideal for weddings, birthdays, music, lectures, meetings and social events.
- 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
Trail Name Contest
Submit your most creative names for trails which will connect the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge to the historic downtown. Suggestions open until March 31st. Contact Kelly at email@example.com or for more information VISIT
American Legion Post 159
March 15 - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Steamed Shrimp and Clams
Dinner. Carry out available after 6:30, supplies permitting.
Captains Cove Golf & Yacht Club
3370 Captain's Corridor, Greenbackville, VA 23356, 757-824-3465
March 17 - 9:00 a.m. Irish Open Golf Event. Enjoy a traditional Irish breakfast and play 18 holes. Price: $15 Cart Plan, $25 Members, $35 Guests. Prizes for top finishers. Register by calling 757-824-3465 ext 118 or in the Proshop.
9232 Chatham Road, Machipongo, VA 23405, 757-678-5588
March 16 & 17 - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Winter Wine & Oyster Weekend. Enjoy half a dozen fresh shucked oysters and a glass of wine for $15. No tickets are necessary.
Chincoteague Island Family YMCA
March 15 - 12:00 p.m - 3:00 p.m. St. Patrick's Day Luncheon. Held at the Island Community House, 6246 Mumford St. Registration is required so we can plan lunch numbers.
Call to reserve.
Island Baptist Church
March 15 - 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Women's Ministry Event. Enjoy food, fun, fellowship and door prizes! RSVP'S preferred. Visit our website or call 757-336-5645. Come join us!
6477 Maddox Blvd, 757-336-6597
- Waitresses, servers, kitchen help. Will open the last weekend of March.
Contact Mike at 443-365-7733.
Maria's Family Restaurant
6506 Maddox Blvd, 757-336-5040
March 14 - Now open for breakfast, lunch, & dinner. Mon - Sun 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Now hiring - Waitresses, servers, kitchen help. Contact Mike at 443-365-7733.
OPENS FRIDAY 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Come and enjoy breakfast!
Fresh donuts and coffee choices. Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays until season begins.
32157 Chincoteague Road, New Church, VA 23415, 757-824-3429
Now Open. Call for ahead for times
Tall Pines Harbor Campground
March 15 thru 17 -
St. Patrick's Chili Cook-off
Bring your pot of chili or a chili fixing and join our annual St. Patrick's Day Chili Cook Off. Categories: Most Original and Best All Around. Make your 2019 reservations to defend or steal your titles!!
March 22 thru 24 - Paint N Sip. All you 'Rustic Rembrandts' bring your favorite bottle of wine or other beverage and get in touch with your creative side as we paint!
The Marina Restaurant at Captain's Cove
3323 Dock Court, Greenbackville, VA 23356, 757-824-3465 ext. 161
March 15 - 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. A Slightly Open Mic. Featuring Andrew Ward & Anthony White of 8 Track Mind. Irish food and drink specials.
Tom's Cove Aquafarms
Now offering hatchery tours! Mon - Frid. 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
16404 Courthouse Road #210,
Cape Charles, VA 23310, 757-678-0010
129 Market Street, Pocomoke City, MD, 410-957-1919
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Information described herein is not sponsored or endorsed by the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce, unless otherwise noted. Dates & events may be subject to change. For current information, please contact the event sponsor.