OUT & ABOUT
Published May 9, 2019
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All of us at the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce extend our sincerest thanks to the dedicated v
olunteers, sponsors, vendors and attendees of the 2019 Seafood Festival!
Your commitment in making the event a success is greatly apprecia
Chincoteague Island Chamber of Commerce Member Day
Join us at Maui Jack's Waterpark with your friends & family for a day of fun.
June 1, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Admission is $10/person. Advance purchase tickets at the
Chincoteague Island KOA office.
To purchase tickets the day of the event RSVP to Joanne@chincoteaguechamber.com or call 757-336-6161.
For more information call 757-336-1800 or email@example.com.
Town of Chincoteague Proclamation
National Police Week & Emergency Medical Service Week 2019
May 12 thru 18 -
National Police Week. Honoring the service of law enforcement officers in our community and in the communities across the nation.
May 19 thru 25 -
Emergency Medical Services Week. Recognizing the value and accomplishments of emergency medical services providers of the Town of Chincoteague & the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Co.
2019 SCENIC VIRGINIA PHOTO CONTEST
CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS OF VIRGINIA'S SCENIC BEAUTY!
Save the Date
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce Customer Service Training
. Held at the Island Community House, 6246 Mumford Street. Sponsored by A & N Electric in partnership with Eastern Shore Community College Workforce Development Services. Advanced registration is required. $10 for Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce Members. $15 for Non-Chamber Members. Boxed lunch provided by Bill's Prime Seafood & Steaks. RSVP no later than May 10th to firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 757-336-6161.
May 20 - 12:00 p.m. Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Luncheon.
Celebrating 2019 Outstanding Business Person & Citizen of the Year.
Held at Don's Seafood Restaurant.
May 11 - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. National
Wildlife Refuge World Migratory Bird Day Celebration. 8231 Beach Rd Chincoteague Wildlife Refuge, 757-336-6122.
The entrance fee & activities are free. This year's theme, "Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution". A
ctivities inside and outside the Herbert H. Bateman Educational and Administrative Center.
For more information call 757-336-6122 or VISIT
May 11 -
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bike Rodeo sponsored by the Chincoteague Police.
Held at the
Town of Chincoteague Complex, 6150 Community Drive.
Bike and helmet giveaways! Ages 5 - 13 are welcome. Learn how to bike safely and have fun.
For more information call 757-336-3155.
May 18 - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Poppy Day for Veterans & Families. American Legion Post 159. Donations for the purchase of a memorial poppy and/or poppy seeds serve as a fundraiser for Veterans. Locations to purchase are Bill's Prime Seafood & Steaks, Capt. Zack's Seafood Carryouts, Don's Seafood Restaurant, corner of Main & Maddox Blvd.
May 18 - 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. First Responders Appreciation Cook-out. Sponsored by The Crusty Crab Seafood Shack and Precision Plumbing & Contracting Services, LLC.
Held at 10073 Lankford Hwy, Temperanceville, VA 23442. Free event to all First Responders, Police, Firefighters, EMT, Paramedics, Nurses, Rescuers and their families. Call 757-824-9862 for more information or CLICKHERE.
May 24, 25, 26 - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Kiwanis of Chincoteague.
Annual Flea Market.
South Main Street - across from the Fireman's Carnival Grounds. Household goods, appliances, clothing & many interesting items.
NASA's Wallops Flight Facility
**CLOSED until May 10 due to construction**
- 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
This event begins with an astronomy presentation in the Visitor Center's auditorium followed by night sky observations through high-powered telescopes. Hands-on space science activities, videos, and astronomy resources will also be available.
- 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Story Time.
Listen to a story and make a craft that will explore different science themes. Ages 3 to 6.
May 11 - 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tour of the Solar System.
Take a tour through our solar system with stops at the sun, the planets, dwarf planets and moons. Ages 8 and up.
May 18 - 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Puppet Astronauts go on an adventure in space. Ages 2 - 5.
May 18 - 2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Join us for a short program to learn about one of the other planets in our solar system. All ages.
2019 Youth Art Contest open to Pre-K through 12th grade students.
NASA Wallops Visitor Center and the Virginia Space Flight Academy partner on this nationwide Youth Art Contest. "Apollo's 50th Anniversary"
is the theme.
June 1 - Registration form needs to be submitted.
June 15 -
Artwork Submission Deadline.
Drop off artwork at NASA WFF Visitor Center.
Email or mail all forms and artwork to Shirley.J. Lapole@nasa.gov.
Grand Prize: Full scholarship to one of the Virginia Space Flight Academy's Space Camps.
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
Herbert H. Bateman Center
Open 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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
Lighthouse - Climb to the top. Sat. & Sun. 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (weather permitting).
Free of charge.
Refuge Trek - Narrated bus tour. See the Northern herd. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Herbert Bateman Center - located on the
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.
Assateague Island National Seashore
Toms Cove Visitor Center
Open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Chincoteague Bay Field Station
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)
Drop-in Figure Studio
- 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. Second Sunday every month.
Free Kids Art Classes
Kitchen Art Gallery
- 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Held every Sunday. Featuring local artwork.
Now thru May 19 - New local artwork "Up in the Sky".
Every Saturday until October 26th. Every Wed. June 12 - Aug. 28.
New vendors are welcome. Call or text Markets Manager at 717-495-7155.
May 11 - 2nd Saturday Artful Flea. Farmer's Market plus many more vendors, arts, crafts etc.
May 18 - 6:30 p.m. - Paul Simon Musical Tribute. Adults $8/Students $5. Light refreshments available for purchase.
Music at the Dock - Held at the the Robert Reed Downtown Park
May 22 - 7:00 p.m. Rhythm in Blue.
This jazz ensemble is a unit of the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band. Made up of outstanding Air Force enlisted professional musicians.
Third Thursday Theatre
May 16 - 7:30 p.m. Reading of "Love, Loss and What I Wore" by Nora Ephron & Delia Ephron. Directed by Lexi Hubb. $5 donation at the door.
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.
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
Museum of Chincoteague Island
Open now Fri - Sun. 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Children (12 years and younger) are admitted free of charge
Active duty military and their immediate families are admitted free of charge
Group rates are available for parties of 15 or more.
May 18 - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Native Plants Day. Sale of native plants. Lecture begins at 11:00 a.m. This is a free event.
The Museum of Chincoteague Island will now be conducting history tours of the Island.
May 11th - June 8th: Saturdays at 2:00 PM June 13th - August 31st: Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays at 2:00 PM
Sept 7th - Oct 12th: Saturdays at 2:00 PM
1 hour Vehicle: Air-conditioned school bus
Adults - $5.00, Children (2-12) - $3.00
Sorry, our school bus is not wheelchair accessible at this time!
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
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet.
Auxiliary Baked Goods Sale
runs concurrently with the Breakfast Buffet.
- 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Steamed Shrimp and Clams
Dinner. Carry out available after 6:30 p.m. while supplies last.
May 18 - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Poppy Day for Veterans & Families. For a donation, purchase a commemorative Poppy. Look for volunteers at Bill's Prime Seafood, Don's Seafood, Island Foods, Main St. & Maddox Blvd for support of this annual fundraiser. Funds go to veterans.
May 11 - 12:00 p.m. Flower Arranging Workshop & Lunch. Join us on Mother's Day weekend for Chatham wine, lunch and a flower arranging workshop with Kate Meyer. $45 per person. Advanced ticket purchase required. To reserve VISIT chathamfarm1770.com.
Chincoteague Island Family YMCA
ymcachesapeake.org 6395 Maddox Blvd, 757-336-6266
Held at the Island Community House 6246 Mumford Street.
Coffee & Conversations
Mondays - 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Board Games & Brown Bag Lunch Tuesdays - 10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sit & Stitch
Wednesdays - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
May 16, 23, 30 & June 6 - 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. VA Coop Extension Office Seminar. "East Smart, Be Healthy as We Age" Bring your lunch or order out.
YMCA Summer Camp registration now open!
Ages 8 - 15. Transportation and meals included with registration fee. Held at the beautiful, 100 wooded acre campus at the YMCA in Pocomoke City, MD. Call for more information or
Chincoteague Island KOA
May 10 thru 12
Mother's Day Weekend
May 18 - First Responder Appreciation Weekend. Guns vs Hoses. Open to the public. Bounce house & fire truck, food truck and K-9 demo. Active/retired military and first responders camp with a 50% discount off this weekend.
Watch Teams go head to head in friendly competitions.
Advanced registration is required and $100 per team.
Check-in begins at 11:00 a.m.
To register or for more information
call Heather Robinson
at 757-336-3111 or
Riverside Memorial Hospital
- 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Stroke Discussion at Riverside Doctors' Hospital Williamsburg.
Riverside doctors will present "Stroke Sense: Causes and Symptoms, Intervention and Rehabilitation". Interested attendees can learn more and RSVP at riversideonline.com/doctalk.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Healthy Living with Diabetes.
Our registered Dietitian and Diabetes Educator will support you while you learn effective strategies for losing weight, staying heart healthy, and managing diabetes. Plan on attending all of the dates for your favorite class to achieve the most success toward your goals.
RSVP: 757-302-2174 or Kelly.email@example.com or Theresa.firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 14 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Stroke Discussion at Christopher Newport University. Riverside Neurology Specialists will present "A New Look at Stroke - What we know about Prevention and Treatment" in Forbes Hall.
Tall Pines Harbor Campground
May 10 thru 12 -
Mother's Day Weekend
May 17 thru 19
Pre-Season Splash Sensation. Heated pool.
The Marina Restaurant
3323 Dock Court, Greenbackville, Va 23356, 757-824-3465 ext 161
May 10 - 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Dark Gold Jazz Band.
No cover. Live Music.
May 11 - 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. DJ Aftermath.
May 12 - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mother's Day Brunch. $22 per person.
May 12 - 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Mother's Day Dinner. $28 per person.
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
Snow Hill Area Chamber of Commerce
May 22 - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Multi Chamber Mixer held at the Pocomoke River State Park and Pocomoke River Canoe Co. 3461 Worcester Highway, Snow Hill, MD 21863. Mix and mingle with other local business professionals.
RSVP by May 10 to snowhillchamber @gmail.com.
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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.