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

Published November 27, 2019
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2019 Chincoteague Old- Fashioned 
Christmas Parade
Peace, Love & Christmas' circa 1969
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of
 Virginia is for Lovers
Dec 7 - 7:00 p.m. 
Save the Date  

Dec 12 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours.  Winter Lights Festival at the Marina Bay Hotel & Suites, 3801 Main St.  Outdoor light displays will light your way through the winter wonderland.  Warm up near the outdoor fire pits and enjoy refreshments, room tours, and raffle prizes. Great way to network with other chamber members.   RSVP by Dec 9th to joanne@chincoteaguechamber.com or 757-336-6161.    
What's Happening

Nov 28 - 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Thanksgiving Dinner . The Chincoteague American Legion will be serving a free traditional Thanksgiving dinner for Island residents and those home-bound. For more information call 757-336-9749.   Held at 4023 Main St. 

Nov 28 - 8:30 a.m. Turkey Trot Charity 5K .  Sponsored by the YMCA of the Chesapeake.  
For more information call The David Landsberger Family YMCA at 757-336-6266.

Nov 29 & 30 - 10 :00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 17th Annual Artisans Guild Shopping and Wine Tasting Tour.  Sponsored by the Artisans Guild - Eastern Shore of Virginia.  Come do your holiday shopping!  Enjoy 50 artisans located at 17 stops.  Enter to win $50 or $300 in shopping credits.  Pick up your Passport Card at any of the stops and have it stamped along the tour route.  For more information visit  esvaartisansguild.org  or contact the Guild 
at info@ESVAArtisansGuild.org.  

Nov 30 - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Holly Day Market & Wildlife Art Gallery.  Sponsored by the CCA.  Held at 6309 Church St.  Over 80 vendors.  Featuring holiday decor, carvings, fine art, crafts, jewelry, antiques and so much more.  Plus the Farmer's Market will be open.  
Live music, food truck, free admission and parking. New vendors are welcome.  Call the Markets Manager at 717-495-7155.  

Nov 30 - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Holiday Craft Fair.  Held at the Chincoteague High School
located at  4586 Main St.

Nov 30 - Holiday Tree Lighting.  5:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Historic Main Street Merchants.  Held at the Robert Reed Downtown Park.  Come out and  enjoy hot chocolate, caroling and special guest Santa!  Many shops will be open to offer  early  holiday shopping.  

Dec 4 - 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Kiwanis Club of Chincoteague Annual Pancake Supper.  Held at Bills's Prime Restaurant, 4040 Main St.  Tickets available from any Kiwanis member, 
H & H Pharmacy, or Mason Oil Co.  No credit cards. 

Dec 6 - 5:00 p.m. Legacy Night. Hosted by Chincoteague Church of God. Live music, Church by the Beach Worship, auction, and dinner catered by Better. Tickets $20.  Call 757-336-5161 to purchase tickets or for more information.  Held at the Chincoteague Center, 
6155 Community Drive. 

Dec 7 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Warm Hands, Warm Hearts.  Gifts of new and handmade hats, gloves, mittens and scarves accepted to keep kids warm during the season.  Donations at supporting businesses such as The Annex, 4076 Main St or Hollyhocks on Main,  4090 Main St.  To learn more visit  facebook@homesfortheholidaystour.  

Dec 7 - 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Homes for the Holidays Tour.  Tour charming Chincoteague homes and more! Tickets $20 and can be purchased at Hollyhocks on Main, 4090 Main St.
or Sundial Books, 4065 Main St.  To learn more visit   facebook@homesfortheholidaystour .

Dec 7 - 11:00 a.m.  Chincoteague Police Departments Annual Poker Run for the Kids We'll meet up at  Walmart Onley.   Registration is one new unwrapped toy. The ride will end this year at  All Dressed Up  on Chincoteague, where lunch will be served! We are looking forward to seeing everyone for this winter ride that helps us give less-fortunate children a great Christmas!  To learn more visit facebook.com/cpdpokerrun.

Dec 7  - 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  American Legion Post 159 Children's Christmas Party .  Held at 4023 Main St.  Story-telling, face painting, games and goody bags.  Light lunch will be served.  Ages 1 - 8 invited.  Free event.  Call 757-336-9749 to RSVP. 

Dec 8 - 2:00 p.m. " Christmas Pudding" Musical .  Held at the Island Theatre, 4074 Main St.  This live stage performance is a joint production of the Lower Shore Performing Arts Company and the Chincoteague Island Arts Organization. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Sundial Books, 4065 Main St. (discounts available for seniors, active military, first responders and households).  Light refreshments served. Free for children 
under 10 with  a paying adult. 
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. Open Tues. - Sat. 1 0:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  
Free Admission.  Free programs. 

Nov 30
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - STEM Lab.  Dive into Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. Hands on activity.  Ages 6 & up. 
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Rocketry: Model Rocket Launch.  Learn about the Sounding Rocket Program.  Model rocket launches are weather permitting.  Ages 6 & up.  

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
fws.gov/refuge/chincoteague/   757-336-6122   
Open 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Herbert H. Bateman Center  Open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Nov 28 thru Dec 1 
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Waterfowl Weekend.  
9:00 a.m. - Dusk. The Wildlife Loop Trail open for extended access.  Visitors can drive around the trail. Please drive cautiously as this trail is also a hiking and biking route.
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Service Road open.   For the special drive, visitors must enter the Wildlife Loop Trail and follow the one-way traffic pattern to the road's entrance. This may take 10 or 15 minutes, due to high volume. All vehicles are expected to completely exit the 
Service Road by 4 PM. 

Proposed Fee Changes.   The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public input on a potential increase in entrance fees in 2020 for the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (CNWR).  Comments may be emailed to FW5RW_CNWR@fws.gov, or write to the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, 8231 Beach Road, Chincoteague, VA 23336. 

Chincoteague Natural History  Association   piping-plover.org  757- 336-3696
Lighthouse - Climb to the top.  Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Weather permitting).  

Assateague Island National Seashore  
nps.gov/asis/index.htm   757-336-6577 
Toms Cove Visitor Center   
Open 7 days a week from  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Dec, Jan, & Feb only open Friday - Monday 
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!

Chincoteague Center
TheChincoteagueCenter.com  6155 Community Drive, 757-336-0614
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
chincoteagueca.org   6309 Church Street   757-381-7733
Art/Cooking/Theatre Classes   Preregistration online or at Sundial Books (cash or check)
Dec 7 - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Cookie Decorating.  Instructor Karen Kay.  Cost is $10. Class limit 10 students.  Ages 12 & up.  To register CLICK HERE
Dec 8 - 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Holiday Ornaments Using Shells.  Cost is $25 and includes materials.  Class limit 12 students.  Ages 14 & up.  To register CLICK HERE
Free Kids Art Class  Held every 1st Saturday. 
Drop-in Figure Studio - 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. Second Sunday every month. 
Island Coffeehouse  
Dec 14 - 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Holiday Benefit Concert.
All proceeds from this festive event will go towards funding CCA activities in 2020. 
Four musical acts will perform.  Cost $8/adult, $5/students (18 and under).  
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.   Refreshments available. 
Kitchen Gallery - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Saturdays and during CCA events. 
Featuring local artwork. Meet the artist. Now thru Jan 26, 2020   "Small Works".
Nov 24 - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Official opening of the new show. 

Chincoteague Island Library 
chincoteague.com/chincoteagueislandlibrary/  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.
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  - Every Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
The books, songs, finger plays, and crafts are specifically geared to preschool children from  2 years old to 4 years old.
Nov 28 - No Tales 4 Tots
Dec 5 - Gingerbread Men with volunteer reader Beverly Gorsuch.  
Dec 12 & 19 - Reindeer, Elves, Christmas Trees, Santa Claus. 

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

CiAO's Island Theatre
islandtheatres.com    4074 Main Street   757-336-6109  
Open all week.  Check website for movies & times.
Nov 30 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Free Holiday Movie.  Santa Claus is Coming to Town
                7:00 p.m.   It's A Wonderful Life .  Free admission. 
Dec 7 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Free Holiday Movie.  Frosty the Snowman
and Frosty Returns

Community Tennis Association of Chincoteague
757-336-3241
Daily drop in tennis at Memorial Park.  9:00 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.
Each Wednesday -  1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Sit & Stitch.

Museum of Chincoteague Island
chincoteaguemuseum.com   7125 Maddox Blvd, 757-336-6117 
Open now Fri. - Sun. 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  
Admission: $4.00.   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.

Dec 6, 7 & 8 - 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Holiday Open House .  Free admission.  Join us for hot cider & delicious cookies while you explore our exhibits. 
Featured artist demos from noon to  3:00 p.m.  
Dec 12, 13 & 14 - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Christmas Tree Village.  Free admission.  Wander through a wonderland of decorated Christmas tree and vote for your favorite one. 

The David Landsberger Family YMCA
ymcachesapeake.org 6395 Maddox Blvd, 757-336-6266  

Town of Chincoteague
chincoteague-va.gov     6150 Community Drive    757-336-6519 

Dec 2 - 7:00 p.m. Town Council Meeting.
- 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
- Dog Park now open dawn to dusk. Located next to the Island Nature Trail on Hallie Whealton Smith Drive.  Pass needed to enter.  Annual or weekly passes can be purchased at the town office 6150 Community Drive during business hours.  $35/annual, $15/weekly. 
Member News  

Four Seasons Florist
chincoteague florist.com 4405 Deep Hole Rd, 757-336-0643.
Business for Sale.  Call for more information. 

Comfort Suites 
ChincoteagueComfortSuites.com  4195 Main St., 757-336-3700
A Holiday to Remember - Two night minimum.  Watch breathtaking sunsets from your private balcony, enjoy access to indoor heated pool, hot tub and hot complimentary breakfasts. Also includes cookies, hot cocoa, and a $25 Gift Certificate to Bill's Prime.  Online Code:  PHLDAY.   
20% off 2020 - Book before 12/31/19.  Enjoy our newly renovated hotel.  No black out dates!  Online Code: LSWIM.
Birthday Parties - Available all year $169 +  - Package includes a  private party room, s wimming, p izzas & drinks,, party planner, set up & clean up, a night's stay.  Call
or email Sales@ChincoteagueComfortSuites.com for more information.
Story ContestVisit our facebook page and tell us a story about your fondest holiday memory in  Chincoteague and be entered to win a Free Night's Stay.  

Chincoteague Island  House of Jerky
facebook@triangle62598  6339 Maddox Blvd, 215-353-6393
Nov 29, 30 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. &
Dec 1 - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Black Friday 15% Sale!.  Everything in the store will be on sale.   Great stocking stuffers.  

Christmas by the Sea
Dec 6 - 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Christmas by the Sea Progressive Home Tour .  
Starts at The Marina Bay Hotel & Suites (3801 South Main Street).  
Relax and enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of the season, on Chincoteague Islands only progressive dinner tour that features 5 courses of delicious holiday delights with wine pairings.   Tickets are $50/ guest.  Advance  reservations are required.   You must be 21 years of age or older to participate.   For reservation times call: 757-894-0924.

Island Chiropractic Center
facebook@islandchiropractor1 6295 Teal Lane, 757-336-7170
Dec 2 - Dec 6, Dec 9 - 12, 13, 16 & 17 - Twelve Days of Christmas.  Enjoy 15% off various health care related items.  Limit of 3 of featured item per customer per day. 
Hours:  Mon. 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Tues. thru Thurs. 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., & 
Fri. 7:00 p.m. - noon. 

Marina Restaurant
CaptsCovegyc.com 3323 Dock Ct., Greenbackville, VA 23356, 757-824-3465 ext 161.
Nov 29 - 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Lower Case Blues Music
Nov 30 - 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Open Mic Party

Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital
riversideonline.com 20480 Market Street, Onancock, VA 23417, 757-302-2100
Dec 2 - 2:00 p.m. Healthy Weight Class.  Our registered Dietician Educator will support you while you learn effective strategies for losing weight.  RSVP: 757-302-2174 
or Kelly.honeycut@rivhs.com or Theresa.bailey@rivhs.com
 
Dec 5 - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Pain Management.  Learn about new treatment option for chronic spine & joint pain.   Held at the RSMH Conference room.  RSVP to 757-302-2140. 

The Baxter Insurance Group - Nationwide Insurance
thebaxterinsurancegroup.com  4153 Main St., 757-336-6536.
Please stop by any time and choose a donation tag off the Giving Tree to help support the Chincoteague Island Food Closet with non-perishable items for island families in need.

Whiteraven's Nest
whiteravensnest.webs.com  33453 Chincoteague Rd Wallops Island, 757-894-4664.
Will be moving locations to 6382 Maddox Blvd in the New Year!  Open in mid-March. 
Welcome to our New Member 

Rocket Lab USA
Dedicated launch provider.  
Partner Chambers 

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

Eastern Shore of Virginia Tourism
visitesva.com  19056 Parkway, Melfa, Virginia 23410, 757-787-8268
Sign into VTC's website and add your business or event on this site. If you have any questions call or email to marketing@esvatourism.org
Nov 29, Dec 6, 13, 20 Festive Fridays in Cape Charles. Shop, Savor, Stroll & Stay. Carriage rides, street performers, live music, Santa & Mrs. Claus, seasonal sales and more.   

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 November   
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