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

Published March 28, 2018

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Crush Friday Then Stay The Weekend!  Learn more .

39th Annual Easter Decoy & Art Festival
March 30, 2018     Noon - 6pm
March 31, 2018     9am - 4pm

Chincoteague Combined School
4586 Main Street

Learn more  about our exhibitors, silent auctions and this spring island tradition.
50th Annual Chincoteague Seafood Festival

May 5, 2018    10am - 4pm
Toms Cove Park
8128 Beebe Road

Tickets Now On Sale!  Learn more.

Nomination Ballots are now being accepted. Stop by the Chamber office or email info@chincoteaguechamber.com for ballots. 

Deadline to submit ballots is  4:30pm April 27th in Chamber office.
What's Happening

Mar 28 - Game Night. 5pm - 9pm. Chincoteague Center, 6155 Community Dr. $2/person or
$5/ family! Drinks & snacks for sale. Open to the public. Learn more.

Mar 30 - Bake Sale to Benefit Chincoteague Middle School Beta Club. Xenith Bank, Maddox Blvd. 10am-5:30pm. Benefits Beta Club's trip to National Convention in Savannah, GA in June.

Mar 30-31  -  39th Annual Easter Decoy & Art Festival . Chincoteague Combined School. 4586 Main Street. Vendor applications still being accepted.  Learn more .

Mar 31 - Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Union Baptist Church Activities Building & Grounds. 11am. 6365 Church Street. Ages 1 year to grade 5. Over 8,000 eggs! Puppets too!

Mar 31 - Miller and Zipse. The Annex. 7pm. 4076 Main Street. Doors open 6:30pm. $10 admission. Advance tickets available at Sundial Books (cash or check). Remaining tickets will be sold at the door. Seating is limited. A cash bar is available with ID.

Apr 1 - Accomack County 4-H Shooting Education Club2pm. NOAAWIVA Sportsmen Range, Rt 175E, Oak Hall.  Learn more.

Apr 2 - Coiled Basketry Workshop9am - 4pm. Chincoteague Bay Field Station, 34001 Mill Dam Rd, Wallops Island. $85/person (includes expert instruction, materials, & lunch). Check-in is at 8:30 AM at the Education Center on our campus. Please bring a pair of sharp scissors; all other materials will be provided. To learn more & to register, visit  cbfieldstation.org

Apr 5 - Lions Club Information Night. Chincoteague Island Family YMCA, 6395 Maddox Blvd. Social at 6:30pm. Information session 7pm - 8pm. No RSVP required. Open to the public.

Apr 5  -  The Doctor Is In 7pm. Chincoteague Center, 6155 Community Drive.  Join Dr. Laura Kerbin & Dr. Jefferson Moulds for a free & interactive lecture on the latest in Riverside's multi-disciplinary approach to treating breast cancer. RSVP to 757-302-2142. 
Save the Date
April 10  - Business After Hours at Black Narrows Brewing Company . 5pm - 7pm. More information to follow.

April 11 - Accomack-Northampton Regional Job Fair. 10am - 1pm. Workforce Development Center at the Eastern Shore Community College, Melfa. Co-sponsored by ESCC, Virginia Employment Commission, Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce, Eastern Shore of Virginia Chamber of Commerce and Northampton County Chamber of Commerce. Exhibitor Applications available. Advanced registration required. Contact Sandra Johnson at 757-787-2460 or info@esvachamber.org.

Apr 11Members Networking Luncheon  Don's Seafood Restaurant. Noon - 1pm. 4113 Main Street.  Bring your business cards and make valuable connections with other Chamber members to grow your business/organization while enjoying a delicious lunch.  Menu: Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Turnip Greens, Salad Bar and Beverage. $10/person + tip payable to Don's Seafood.

Apr 13-14 - Spring RoundupLearn more.

Apr 26 - Business After Hours at Pocomoke River Canoe Company. 2 River Street, Snow Hill, MD.  5pm - 7pm. Bring your business cards to enter drawing for giveaways. Light appetizers and drinks will be provided.  This is a great opportunity to network with chamber members from the Berlin, Chincoteague, Ocean City, Snow Hill and Pocomoke Chambers. Please join us!
Please RSVP by April 19.  Call (410)632-0809 or email jlmoyer212@comcast.net   Please note the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce is not handling the RSVPs for this event.

May 5 - 50th Annual Chincoteague Seafood Festival. Tom's Cove Park. Tickets on sale now. Learn more.
Ongoing Activities
NASA's Wallops Flight Facility 
nasa.gov/centers/wallops/   Launch Info: 757-824-2050
Future Launches

Open Tuesday through Saturday 10am - 4pm. Free Admission.
Mar 31 - Space Racers - 11am
Mar 31 - A Tour of the Solar System - 2pm

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
fws.gov/refuge/chincoteague/   757-336-6122   Open  Nov - Mar 6am - 8pm.
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.
March - Saturdays 9am - 3pm & Sundays 9am - 1pm. Weather permitting.
April & May - Saturdays & Sundays 9am - 3pm

Assateague Island National Seashore  
nps.gov/asis/index.htm   757-336-6577 
Toms Cove Visitor Center    Open 9am - 4pm  

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 
Kitchen Gallery - Saturdays. 10am  - Noon.
Community Bingo - Last Monday of the month. 1pm.
Winter Classes -  Advance registration required online or at Sundial Books (cash/check).
2018 Photo Contest Enter photos taken anywhere on Chincoteague or Assateague anytime in the past 15 years. Categories are:  Around Town,  On the Refuge,  Personalities,  Island Festivities. Learn more . Images must be submitted by June 1, 2018.
Apr 1 - Registration deadline for Chincoteague Island Farmers & Artisans Market April events and April/May vendor package.  Call Markets Manager at 717-495-7155.
Apr 4 - Painting on Fabric & Paper Class Part 2 w/ Pat Farley (originally scheduled on Mar 21)
6:30pm - 9:30pm.  $45/person. All supplies are included. 
Apr 6 - Intro to Body Painting"Hollywood Makeup come to Chincoteague" with Kim Reyes. 7pm - 9pm. $25 per person. 
Apr 7 - Think Like An Artist Free Kid Art Class with Capt. Barry. 1pm. 
Apr 7 - Pasta Making with Laura Davis. 5pm. $45 per person. Limit 12.
Apr 21 - Opening day to Chincoteague Island Farmers & Artisans Market

Chincoteague Island Library
chincoteagueislandlibrary.org      4077 Main Street     757-336-3460
Open Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat - 10am - 5pm. Thurs 1pm - 7pm. 
Tales for Tots - Thursdays Now - May 24.  10am. Ages 2-5. No registration required. Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Nancy's Book Club - 2nd Thursday. 11 am. Guests and new members invited
Island Readers' Book Club - 3rd Tuesday. 7 pm  Guests and new members invited
Adult Coloring Program - Mondays. 1pm - 3pm. Coloring supplies & one coloring page provided. You may bring your own. Learn more.

Island Theatre
islandtheatres.com   4074 Main Street   757-336-6109     Check website for times.
Friday Night Classic Films  - 7pm. Doors open 6:30pm. Admission $5/person. Learn more.
Mar 30 - Mouse Hunt (1997)
Apr 6 - Dr. Strangelove (1964)

Museum of Chincoteague Island
chincoteaguemuseum.com   7125 Maddox Blvd.   757-336-6117     
Open  Fri - Sun 11am - 5pm

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 or click here.
The Town's informational television station has moved from Channel 9 to Channel 190.
A new Emergency Operations Center Facebook page will be active during a storm or emergency serving the citizens & visitors of Chincoteague Island. Click here for link.
Member News

Assateague Island National Seashore   410-629-6094    jeff_clark@nps.gov   usajobs.gov
Now Hiring Lifeguards - Earn up to $17.54 per hour, employee housing available, 100 hours of paid training, paid leave and uniform allowance.

Eastern Shore Community College     29300 Lankford Highway, Melfa.   
Apr 2-6 - OSHA General Industry Class. 8am - 4pm. Learn more & to register.
Apr 16-20 - OSHA Construction Class. 8am - 4pm. Learn more & to register.

Daniel P. Turner Thomas / Tryfan Gallery    danielpturnerthomas.com   757-336-6222
Mar 31Pastel Class on painting on Black Paper. 1pm - 4pm. Class will be held at the Chincoteague Island Family YMCA. Registration is $35/person. To register, contact  danielptthomas@gmail.com

Historic Main Street Merchants Association    chincoteaguemerchants.com
Apr 15 - Celebration of Life Gathering in memory of Kelly Lidard. Sponsored by Historic Main Street Merchants. Robert N. Reed Downtown Waterfront Parking. Noon. All those touched by Kelly's work with the ponies are invited. 

Pirate Ship Adventures of Chincoteague -  BUSINESS FOR SALE
For information please contact Lucky Schierl at 336-423-6601.

Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital       20480 Market Street,  Onancock      757-302-2100

The Ropewalk     6262 Marlin Street      chincoteague.ropewalk.com
Tuesday Night Bingo. 8pm-11pm. Free to play. Prizes. 
March Virginia Travel Post  - News & Opportunities for the Virginia Travel Industry - Grants, Marketing, Content Requests

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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 .

Apr 9 - Eastern Shore Tourism Summit9:30am - 2:30pm. Eastern Shore Community College. 29300 Lankford Highway, Melfa. Free admission & lunch.                           Prizes. Learn more & register here.
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