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

Published November 30, 2018

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2018 Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade
'Chincoteague is for Christmas Lover's'  
Dec 1 - 7:00 p.m.  2018 Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade .  Enjoy a wonderful 39 year tradition to start the Holiday! See festive floats, marching units, bands, local fire companies and Santa too!  
For more information call Joanne 757-336-6161 or email joanne@chincoteaguechamber.com.     *Inclement weather date is Dec. 7th. 
Crush Friday Then Stay The Weekend!  Learn more .

Dec 1 & 2 - 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Museum of Chincoteague Island Holiday Open Houses.  7125 Maddox Blvd. Join us for hot cider and delicious cookies while you browse our shop and exhibits.  $4/adult, kids 12 & under are FREE, Museum Members are FREE. Featured artists will be available on select dates.   For more information   VISIT

Dec 1  - 11:00 a.m. Chincoteague Police Department's Annual Poker Run for the Kids. Bikes meet at Walmart in Onley, VA.  Registration fee is one new, unwrapped toy.  The ride will end at Don's Seafood on Chincoteague where lunch will be served.  

Dec 1 - 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Home for the Holidays Tour.  Featuring 14 Chincoteague homes as well as Inns, studios, she-sheds, and pop-up shops. The Annex next to the Island Theatre will be open the entire time of the tour to secure brochures.  Poseidon's Pantry will provide pre-ordered lunches that can be picked up at the Annex.  Anyone interested in being on the Tour contact Kim Dennis from Hollyhocks on Main.  703-599-4430 or email: Kimberly.dennis@msn.com. Tickets are $20 per person.  All proceeds of ticket sales will go to the Manna Cafe.

Dec 1 - 6:00 p.m. Annual Holiday Tree Lighting hosted by The Historic Main Street Merchants.  Held at the Robert Reed Downtown Waterfront Park.  Special visit from Santa, caroling, hot cocoa, and the Chincoteague Pony Drill Team.  Operation We Care is accepting canned food donations. Contact Jean Rose at 757-336-3700 for more information. 

Dec 8  - 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 19th Annual Onancock Christmas Homes Tour & Music Festival. Sponsored by Onancock Business & Civic Association. House Tour tickets $20 and available at Eventbrite.com at  "Onancock Christmas 2018" or Book Bin, Ker Place, Historic Onancock School & Thomas Gardens.  Homes Tour proceeds benefit Citizens for a Better Easter Shore. Music Festival is FREE and held 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Performances held at the Historic Cokesbury Church.  For more information Visit  http://www.onancock.org/upcomingevents or call 757-710-6353.   

Dec 8 - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 6309 Church Street. Annual Holiday Cookie Sale sponsored by the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance. A variety of delicious homemade cookies will be sold by the pound.  Proceeds go to benefit the CCA Building fund. 

Dec 12 - approx 5:00 p.m. Santa visits the North Side of Chincoteague!  Catch Santa on the Chincoteague Island fire truck as he tours! 

Dec 13 - approx 5:00 p.m. Santa visits the South Side of Chincoteague!  Catch Santa on the Chincoteague Island fire truck as he tours! 

Dec 13 - 5:00 p.m. Decorated Homes Contest. Town of Chincoteague will be judging homes decorated for Christmas throughout the Island. To ensure your house is seen, 
call 757-336-3155  before noon on Dec 12th. 

Now thru Dec 14 - Food drive for the Chincoteague Island Food Closet.  Come by The Baxter Group - Nationwide Insurance office to visit the Giving Tree.  Pick up a card for your donation, drop off the items to help those in need this season. Visit at 4153 Main Street. 
Save the Date

Dec 12 - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours .  Hosted by Museum of Chincoteague Island.  7125 Maddox Blvd. Join us for drinks, light fare & giveaways, network with community business partners & learn about the exhibits and progams that the Museum has to offer.  RSVP no later than Dec 7 to Joanne .  Call 757-336-6161 or email: joanne@chincoteaguechamber.com.  
Ongoing Activities
NASA's Wallops Flight Facility 
nasa.gov/centers/wallops/   Launch Info: 757-824-2050

NASA Visitor Center nasa.gov/centers/wallops/visitorcenter   757-824-1344 Route 175 Wallops Island, VA. Tues - Sat  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Free Admission.

Dec 1 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Girl Scout Science Day . STEM activities that explore the sun, moon & planets.  Registration will be required through the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay  or visit gscb.org. 

Dec 8 - 9:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m. Girl Scout STEM Day: Reaching for the Sky
Hands on activities that put the principles of flight to test.  Registration will be required through the Girl Scout of the Chesapeake Bay or visit gscb.org.

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. - 4:00 p.m.

Chincoteague Natural History  Association   piping-plover.org  757- 336-3696

Assateague Island National Seashore  
nps.gov/asis/index.htm   757-336-6577 

Toms Cove Visitor Center   
Starting Dec 1 - Open Fridays - Mondays 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Public Programs  - Learn more  

Chincoteague Bay Field Station
cbfieldstation.org  34001 Mill Dam Road Wallops Island, VA 23337, 757-824-5636
Chincoteague Cultural Alliance Community Center for the Arts
chincoteagueca.org   6309 Church Street   757-381-7733
Art Classes   Preregistration online or at Sundial Books (cash or check)
Free Kids Art Classes -  First Saturday of every month. 1:00 p.m. Bells and ornaments. 
Kitchen Gallery - Saturdays. 10:00 a.m.  - Noon or by appointment. Local artwork featured. 
Community Bingo  - Last Monday of the month. 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Dec 8 - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Holiday Cookie Sale.  Choose from assorted homemade cookies sold by the pound. 
Dec 15 - Island Coffeehouse - Doors open @ 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Holiday Jam & Sing Along with Troy Outten. Bring your instruments and sheet music in the key of C provided.  $5/$3 students.  Drinks and snacks available. 

Chincoteague Island Library 
www.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.
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  
Fall Tales for Tots - 10:00 a.m. Every Thursday.  

CiAO's Island Theatre
islandtheatres.com   4074 Main Street   757-336-6109  Check website for movies & times.  

Chincoteague Island Arts Organization 
chincoteagueislandarts.com  4076 Main Street   757-336-6109
Each Monday  1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Game play Mondays at the Island Theater Annex.  You bring the games, we provide the tables and chairs.  Admission if free. 

Historic Main Street Merchants

Museum of Chincoteague Island
chincoteaguemuseum.com   7125 Maddox Blvd.   757-336-6117 
Hours: Fri - Sun, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Celebrate at the Museum - Venue spaces available: The Legacy Pavilion or in the Museum.  Ideal for weddings, birthdays, music, lectures, meetings and social events.  Learn more  

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. 
- A new Emergency Operations Center Facebook page will be active during a storm or emergency serving the citizens & visitors of Chincoteague Island. Learn more
Member News  

American Legion Post 159
chincoteaguelegion159.org 4023 Main Street, 757-336-9749
Dec 1 - 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Children's Christmas Party.  Face painting, games, goodie bags and light lunch will be served.  Ages 2 - 8 welcome!
Dec 8 - 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Breakfast Buffet.  

Christmas by the Sea
Dec 9 - 2:00 p.m. 4179 Main Street, Children's Tea Party with Mrs. Claus held at the Hampton Inn. Limited seating and prepaid reservations required. $15.00 per person and includes hot cocoa, kid sized sandwiches and Christmas cookies.  Mrs. Claus available for pictures too.  
Call Lacey @757-894-4149 to make your tea time! 

Delmarva Discovery Museum
delmarvadiscoverymuseum.org 2 Market Street, Pocomoke City, MD 21851, 410-957-9933
Dec 15 - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Santa's Train Wonderland.  Come and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies.  Santa arrives by boat at 2:00 p.m.  

Eastern Shore Rural Health System
esrh.org 20280 Market Street,Onancock, VA 23417, 757-336-3682

Eastern Shore Community College 
es.vccs.edu 29300 Lankford Hwy Melfa, VA, 757-789-1789
Dec 3 & 4. ServSafe Food and Safety Training and Certification courses held on Mondays & Tuesdays.  Instructed by Chef Ted Cathey.  $175 course and exam.  Course is great for managers of food service such as hotels, schools,and clubs.  To register online  Visit www.es.augsoft.net, call 757-789-7979, or come by in person to ESCC's Workforce Center.

Now until Dec 31 - Register for a Virginia Ecotour Guide Course.  Eight week class will provide successful students with certification credentials to lead their own Ecotours in coastal Virginia.  Program runs Jan 15 - March 6 & Spring Field Trip.  Course $150 or $115 for recertification.  

Survey: Workforce Development Services of ESCC encourages Eastern Shore businesses to take an assessment survey.  This will aid to determine training needs and provide valuable feedback.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QTL7DRS   

Goodwin Weber PLLC
www.goodwinweberlaw.com 4073 Main St, Second Floor, 757-849-0222
Dec 1 - 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Holiday Open House. Come and meet David P. Weber and Julie Goodwin Weber at the new law firm on Chincoteague Island!  Complimentary food and drinks from Poseidon's Pantry and Wine, Cheese and More.   

Kiwanis Club of Chincoteague
Dec 5 - 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Kiwanis Pancake Supper. Held at Bill's Prime Seafood & Steaks. 4040 Main Street. Tickets available from any Kiwanis Member, H & H Pharmacy or Mason Oil Co. For more information call 570-502-9904.
Landmark Insurance & Financial Group
landmarkinsuranceinc.com 30386 Mt. Vernon Road Princess Anne, MD, 410-651-2110
Now thru Dec 7 - enrollment for Medicare Part D
Now thru Dec 15 - open Obamacare enrollment
Offering alternatives to Obamacare as well.  

Marina Bay Hotel & Suites
staymarinabay.com 3801 Main Street, 757-336-3500
Dec 1 thru Jan 6 - Dusk to 11:00 p.m. Winter Wonderland photo contest.  Take a selfie as the Winter Wonderland as your backdrop.  Post to the Marina Bay Facebook page.  https://www.facebook.com/marinabayhotel/. The photo with the most like by Jan 6th wins a free night's stay. *Subject to availability and some  restrictions may apply. 

Onancock Business & Civic Association
www.onancock.org, 757-302-0388
Dec 819th Annual Onancock Christmas Homes Tour & Music Festival.
"Christmas on the Creek" gives the rare opportunity to visit six private homes on the Onancock Creek, decorated for the holidays!  Tickets are $20.  Tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite.com at "Onancock Christmas 2018".  Tickets can also be purchased at Book Bin,Ker Place, Thomas Gardens.

2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Music Festival Variety of musical performances at Historic Cokesbury Church. Free to public.  If you have any questions call 757-710-6353 or 
email: onancockholidays@gmail.com.  

Rommel's Ace
rommelsace.com 6735 Maddox Blvd, 757-336-5808
Dec 5 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Ladies Night.  20% off Storewide merchandise.  Great gift ideas, food, drinks, music, local craft vendors, shopping, deals & fun!  Enter for a chance to win an overnight trip for two!

Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital 
riversideonline.com 20480 Market Street, 757-302-2100  
Dec 7 - 5:30 p.m. Annual Festival of Lights. Shore community is invited to participate in the tradition of remembrance and hope.  Lights can be purchased in any quantity for $7 each and can be purchased at the hospital's Carousel Gift Shop or 

The Baxter Group
thebaxterinsurancegroup.com 4153 Main Street, 757-336-6536
Now until Dec 14 - Food Closet Giving Tree.  Stop by and pick up your "ornament" then drop off your donation during business hours.  Help us fill the Chincoteague Island Food Closet. 

WESR 103.3 The Shore/Coastal Country 105.7 & 1330 A.M.
shoredailynews.com, 757-787-3200
Celebrating 60 years at WESR! Stay tuned to hear some great stories.
Congratulations on your success! 
Welcome to our New Members 

Adam's Auto Repair
5006 Deep Hole Road, 757-894-7206
Automotive repair, 24 hr towing & lockout service. Soon to offer 2019 VA State inspections.

2 Kuz & Landon Septic Service, LLC
12615 Sheppards Crossing Road, Whaleyville, MD 21872,  410-957-0379

Beck's Corner
3588 Ridge Road, 757-824-0046
House rental close to Pony Swim site 

DC Designs
Handmade silver jewelry 

Ketch Media
ketchmedia.com P.O. Box 1057 , 610-994-3135
Connecting businesses to customers using tabletop advertisement players. 

Inside Chincoteague
GrandLivingPublishing.com 12610 Murray Road, Whaleyville, MD 21872, 410-726-7334
Annual hardbound publication for area hotels and motels. 

Movement Mortgage
5700 Coastal HWY Suite 200, Ocean City, MD 21842, 410-443-3660 
Providing mortgage services for the home buyer and real estate agent.
Partner Chambers 

19056 Parkway, Melfa, VA 23410, 757-787-2460
Dec 5 - 8:00 a.m. Eggs & Issues. Connect with government officials, business owners and citizens throughout the Shore.  Guest speakers: Senator Lynwood Lewis, Delegate Robert Bloxom, Robert Crockett - Accomack County Board Chairman & Spencer Murray - Northampton County Board Chairman. Cost is $15. 
Location: Elks Lodge, 22454 Front St., Accomac, VA.  For more information call the number above or email: info@esvachamber.org.  RSVP by Nov. 30th

Northampton County Chamber of Commerce  northamptoncountychamber.com  
16404 Courthouse Road #210,  Cape Charles, VA 23310, 757-678-0010
Dec 7, 14, 21 - 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Celebrate the Season in Historic Cape Charles! Five nights of free, family-friendly festivities. Enjoy carriage rides, street performers, live local music, restaurant specials and so much more! 
Learn more at facebook.com/festivefridayscapecharles.  

Pocomoke Area Chamber of Commerce pocomokechamber.com

Virginia Travel Post for November
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