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

Published March 19, 2020

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Health & Public Safety Announcements

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from local, state and federal authorities concerning the Novel Coronavirus, 
visit any of the following sources: 

Town of Chincoteague Public Service Announcements 

Governor Ralph Northam

Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce





SHOP, EAT, and STAY LOCAL
Help support our local business community during this difficult time.
For a complete list of openings CLICK HERE
Save the Date

April 8  - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Accomack - Northampton Regional Job Fair.  Held at the Eastern Shore Community College's Workforce Development Center, 29300 Lankford Hwy, 
Melfa, VA 23410. Exhibitor Tables are now available.  Fee is $25 per table.  Advanced reservation required.  Reserve by March 26th.  Call Sandra at 757-787-2460 or  info@esvachamber.org.  

May 1 - 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Workforce Development Summit.  Held at the
Eastern Shore Community College's  Workforce Development Center,  29300 Lankford Hwy.
Melfa, VA 23410.  Hosted by t
he ESVA Chamber, the Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission, and the Eastern Shore Community College.  Summit will  help plan & meet the workforce needs of the Shore.   In this listening session, our organizations will learn first-hand from YOU the employers of the Shore what jobs are needed.
To register CLICK HERE
Ongoing Activities
 
NASA's Wallops Flight Facility 
nasa.gov/centers/wallops/   Launch Info: 757-824-2050   or VISIT nasa.gov/launchschedule/

NASA Visitor Center nasa.gov/centers/wallops/visitorcenter   757-824-1344 Route 175 Wallops Island, VA. CLOSED

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
fws.gov/refuge/chincoteague/   757-336-6122   
Refuge hours 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Herbert H. Bateman Center CLOSED.  Beach, bike & walking trails open. 

**Notice** The second stage of the replacement project for our old water control structures starts soon. This includes two sites on the Wildlife Loop.  As such, the partial closure of the Wildlife Loop is expected to continue through April.  During this time the Wildlife Loop will be partially open to walking and bicycle, but closed to vehicles.  Black Duck Trail is closed at Beach Road.  There may be temporary closures on the Service Road. 
To learn more CLICK HERE.   

Assateague Island National Seashore  
nps.gov/asis/index.htm   757-336-6577 
Toms Cove Visitor Center  CLOSED 
Public Programs  - Learn more  
*Notice* Over sand vehicle permits are now available only Tom's Cove Visitor Center. 

Chincoteague Bay Field Station
cbfieldstation.org  34001 Mill Dam Road Wallops Island, VA 23337, 757-824-5636
Providing outstanding and ongoing educational opportunities for Homeschoolers, Road Scholar, Special Events, Youth Camps, Scouts, Family Programs and more.  Celebrate the rich natural resources of the mid-Atlantic Coastal region through hands-on learning.  Call today!

Kids to Camp Scholarship applications for 2020 is now open. The scholarship is open to anyone, with preference given to those living full-time on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Maryland. If you go to  cbfieldstation.org/kidstocamp.html it has all the info and the link to download the application. 
 
Registration is now open for Summer Day Camps! Available to campers ages 5-15. Each day has a different coastal theme that allows campers to visit a variety of ecosystems, play games, make crafts, and develop friendships! Camps run 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.  Monday-Friday. Go online to cbfieldstation.org/daycamp.html  to view detailed schedules, prices, and to register! 

Chincoteague Center
TheChincoteagueCenter.com  6155 Community Drive, 757-336-0614
Call for appointment. Walking at the Center has been cancelled.   

Chincoteague Cultural Alliance Community Center for the Arts
chincoteagueca.org   6309 Church Street   757-381-7733
**All CCA activities and events will be cancelled until April 4th as precautionary actions due to the Coronavirus.   Please check back for updates. 

2020 Photo Contest - This year's theme is Four Seasons on Two Islands.  Submit photos in 4 categories of Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall.  Plus a 5th category which can be something you love about Chincoteague or Assateague Island.  1st prize in each category is $75. Deadline to submit entries is May 15th.  Photos much have been taken between January 1, 2019 and May 15, 2020 on Chincoteague, Assateague, or the surrounding waters.  Visit Chincoteagueca.org
for contest rules and how to submit photos.  

Chincoteague Island Library 
chincoteague.com/chincoteagueislandlibrary/  4077 Main Street 757-336-3460 
*Closed until March 29th.  All programs will be suspended.  Will reopen on March 30th.   

Chincoteague Island Arts Organization  
chincoteagueislandarts.com  4076 Main Street   757-336-6109

CiAO's Island Theatre
islandtheatres.com    4074 Main Street   757-336-6109  
** The Island Theatre and the Theatre Annex are closed until March 26. Events affected include Friday Night at the Movies.

Activities that were to be held in the Theatre Annex are suspended during this period. This includes Game Day Mondays and the Chincoteague Library's Tech Hour classes.
As more information becomes available additional scheduling changes may be made.

Community Tennis Association of Chincoteague
757-336-3241
Daily drop in tennis at Memorial Park.  9:30 a.m.  Mon. - Fri.  Play for a couple of hours.  Players of all levels and ages are welcome.  Free to public. 

Historic Main Street Merchants
Island Community House
islandcommunityhouse.org, 6246 Mumford St.
*Closed until March 29th.  Contact the Center Manager, Beth Carter at 757-710-0739 or email bcarter@esaaacaa.org for any questions.  
 
Museum of Chincoteague Island
chincoteaguemuseum.com   7125 Maddox Blvd, 757-336-6117 
CLOSED

The David Landsberger Family YMCA
ymcachesapeake.org 6395 Maddox Blvd, 757-336-6266  
**Y branches across the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia will be closed. We plan to restore full operations on March 30 in concert with the current school schedule. It is 
probable that this date will move as we learn more on the fight against community 
spread of Coronavirus.

Town of Chincoteague
chincoteague-va.gov     6150 Community Drive    757-336-6519 
- 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 front office of the Town Municipal Center is closed to visitors temporarily and until further notice due to the COVID-19 protocol. Bills can be paid by using the mail drop box in the lobby area or payments can be made online.  

Special AnnouncementThe boat ramps at the Veteran's Memorial Park and Eastside
will be closed until the 1st week of April to replace the concrete ramps.
We apologize in advance for the inconvenience.
Member News  

Captain's Cove Golf & Yacht Club
CaptsCovegyc.com  3370 CaptainsCorridor, Greenbackville, VA 23356, 757-824-3465
March 20 - 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Slightly Irish Open Mic .  Featuring 8 Track Mind. 

Chincoteague Elementary School
Pre-packed breakfast and lunches are available for CES students.  Mon. - Thurs. from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Please come around to the back cafeteria entrance of the school.  There are also limited donated activity packets

Eastern Shore Community College
es.vccs.edu  29300 Lankford Hwy, Melfa, VA 23410, 757-789-1789
Spring Break Extended.  In order to limit the number of people on campus and lessen the spread of COVID 19, ESCC will remain closed to students through March 20th.  Administration will be meeting next week to determine the next steps needed.    

Online classes available.  Good professional development opportunities available with some of our training partners.  Renew and improve professional skills during this economic slowdown. For more information CLICK HERE.

Hampton Inn & Suites
4179 Main St., Chincoteague VA 23336, 757-336-1616
Congratulations on winning the 2019 Connie Award!  
The Connie Award is named after Hilton Worldwide's founder Conrad Hilton, and winners are selected based on their Total Quality Scorecard (TQS), the hotel's loyalty score via SALT (Hilton's Satisfaction and Loyalty Tracking) and the quality assurance (QA) score. 

Island Baptist Church
3380 Willow St., Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
March 20 - 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Women's Ministry Event.  
Featuring  Heather C. King who is a christian author, blogger, mother, and worship leader.  

Tall Pines Harbor
tallpinesharbor.com 8107 Tall Pines Lane Temperanceville Virginia 23426, 757-824-0777
March 20 - 22  Paint N' Sip .  Bring your favorite bottle of wine or other beverage and paint. 
Partner Chambers 

19056 Parkway, Melfa, VA 23410, 757-787-2460

Eastern Shore of Virginia Tourism Commission
visitesva.com  19056 Parkway, Melfa, Virginia 23410, 757-787-8268
Create your free VisitESVA ListingSign into VTC's website and add your  business or event 
on this site. Simply scroll to the bottom of the homepage then click "Industry" on the left hand side.  If you have any questions call or email to marketing@esvatourism.org.  

**Help share and educate our consumers on the best ways to interact with your business during social distancing. Visit  marketing@esvatourism.org and let us know.   
CANCELLED April 6 - 10:00 a.m.  Annual Tourism Summit To best service you and your business at this year's Tourism Summit, please fill out a 4-minute  preliminary survey.  CLICK HERE.   
 
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

Virginia Travel Post for March   
Get your free Virginia.org listing!  Learn more


    

Reach more visitors by adding your business listing and event info to  esvatourism.org, the free comprehensive website for tourism on Virginia's Eastern Shore. For more info, email  info@esvatourism.org .
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