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

Published May 10, 2018

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Thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers who helped at our 50th Seafood Festival! We appreciate all of your support. 

Due to popular demand, we are offering a sale of more Seafood Festival t-shirts.  Please call the Chamber to place your order by May 19th.  (757) 336-6161

What's Happening

May 10  National Travel Tourism week. Share vintage photos to help commemorate nearly 50  years of "Virginia is for Lovers" travel experiences. Learn more

May 12 - 7:30 p.m. Chincoteague Island Arts Association presents Live band - Flatfoot Sam and the Educated Fools.  Held at the Island Theatre -  4074 Main St. Tickets $15 each and can be purchased at ciARTS.org or Sundial Bookstore 4065 Main Street. 

May 12 - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.World Migratory Bird Day.  75th Anniversary of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Family activities, live raptor and reptiles program, Art contest award ceremony, film showing. Learn more  

May 27 - 11:00 a.m.  Island Baptist Church of Chincoteague welcome all active and non-active military and families to a special Memorial Day Service followed by a cookout.  Volunteer Fire Co., EMS, Police, Dispatchers all also welcomed. 
Save the Date

June 8 - 3 :00 p.m. Maui Jack's Waterpark will be having a ribbon cutting ceremony. More details to follow .  

Ongoing Activities
NASA's Wallops Flight Facility 
nasa.gov/centers/wallops/   Launch Info: 757-824-2050
Future Launches: Antares Launch - May 20th. Window is 5:04 a.m. - 5:09 a.m.

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.
Please note  the NASA Visitor Center will be closed on Tuesday, May 15 and Wednesday, May 16 for exhibit installation. The Visitor Center will reopen on Thursday, May 17 at 10 a.m.
May 18 - 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Astronomy night with telescope viewing.  Free event.

May 20  - Visitor Center will open at 1:00 a.m. for launch viewing.  

May 26 - 11:00 a.m. Puppet Show. Ages 3 and up. 2:00 p.m. Tour of the Solar System. Ages 8 - adult. 

Chincoteague Island Arts Organization 
4076 Main Street   757-336-6109
May 14 - Gameplay Mondays
Each Monday from 1:00 p.m. -  4:00 p.m. at the Theatre Annex you can play card or board games. CIAO supplies the tables and chairs; players bring their own decks of cards or the games of their choice with them to the Annex. 

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.
May - June Saturdays & Sundays 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Weather permitting

May 8 - 31 - expect intermittent closures on the west side of the Wildlife Loop. Log removal effort underway. 

May 12 - World Migratory Bird Day. 75th Anniversary of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

The official  Fee Free Days for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are as follows:   
September 22  - National Public Lands Day
October 14  - First Sunday of National Wildlife Refuge Week
November 11  - Veterans Day

Chesapeake Investment Planning, LLC 
25020 Shore Pkwy, Suite 2 B  (757) 787-4279
May 22 - 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Location: Oyster Room at the Onley Town Center Presents a Virginia Business Tax Overview with  Lori Colonna, Retired Virginia Tax Auditor with Virginia Department of Taxation.RSVP by May 21st  Learn more

Comfort Suites
4195 Main Street  (757) 336-3700 
May 11 Splash of Red art exhibit opening reception. 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Featuring artist Daniel P. Turner Thomas. Held at Comfort Suites Chincoteague Island. 
May 12 & 13 - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. art exhibit.  For more information contact - danielptthomas@gmail.com. 

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. 

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
Farmers and Artisans Market - Saturdays 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.
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.
May 17 - 3rd Thursday Theatre. Actors will perform monologues.
May 19 - 7:00 p.m. - Island Coffeehouse Annual Tribute Concert honoring Carole King, $5/$3 students, drinks and snacks available.  

May 20 - 5:00 p.m.  Annual Sunset Cruise. $40 ticket includes beer, wine and appetizers. Capt. Carlton of Daisey's Island Cruises will be your captain. On sale now online,  or at Sundial Books or H & H Pharmacy.
Chincoteague Island Library 
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. 
Tales for Tots - Thursdays Now - May 24.  10:00 a.m. Ages 2-5. No registration required. Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
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

Eastern Shore Community College
29300 Lankford Hwy,  Melfa, VA 23410  (757) 789-1789
June 23 - 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Special One Day Drone Bootcamp. 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

Island Theatre
islandtheatres.com   4074 Main Street   757-336-6109     Check website for times.
Friday Night Classic Films  - 7pm. Doors open 6:30 pm. Admission $5/person. Learn more.
May 11 - Caberet 1972

Museum of Chincoteague Island
chincoteaguemuseum.com   7125 Maddox Blvd.   757-336-6117     
Open  Fri - Sun 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
May 18 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm and May 19 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Decoy Carving Class with Russell Fish. Ages 14 and up @  $95 per person (includes all tools and materials). Pre-registration required by May 14th. E mail  museumofci@gmail.com  or stop by the Museum of Chincoteague.  

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. 
- 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. Learn more
May 13 - 19 - Hurricane Preparedness Week
May 13 - 19 -  National Police Week
May 20 - 26 Emergency Services Week
Member News

Taylor Bank      www.taylorbank.com      4116 Main  St, 757-336-6622
Business owners now until May 18 get a $10 Gift card. Bring a copy of your Credit Card processing statement. For  more information call 757-36-6622.

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
Riverside Shore Home Health is among three Riverside Health System practices that were named a Top Agency of the 2017 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Ranked the top 500 performers for the past five years. 

The Ropewalk     chincoteague.ropewalk.com   6262 Marlin Street, (757) 336-0512
Tuesday Night Bingo. 8pm-11pm. Free to play. Prizes. 
USA Today 10 Best Reader's Choice Contest! 

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge is a nominee for the best beach in Virginia!    Voting is open now, runs for four weeks only and ends on Monday, May 28th, 2018 at 11:59am EDT Learn more

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