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

Published November 7, 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. 

Nov 11, 2019
Webcams are now live! 
To view the gorgeous waterways  
Save the Date  

Nov 14 - 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce Business Before Hours.  Held at The Baxter Insurance Group and Island Tax & Accounting location, 
4153 Main Street.  Join us for a light breakfast/refreshments and network with community business partners.  RSVP no later than Nov 11 to joanne@chincoteaguechamber.com or 
call 757-336-6161.  

Nov 21 - 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Multi-Chamber Business After Hours.  GSB Media Headquarters, 1147 Ocean Highway, Suite 1, Pocomoke City, MD.  Enjoy a Business Happy Hour with studio tours, refreshments and door prizes all while working with area chamber members.  This event brought to you by the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce, Pocomoke Chamber of Commerce and the Snow Hill Area Chamber of Commerce.  
RSVP to pocomokechamber@gmail.com or call 410-957-1919.   

Dec 12 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce Business Before 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 8, 9, 10  -  6:30 p.m.  A Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre ,  Sponsored by the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance. Turned! Again!  Written by Karen Kay and directed by Lexi Hubb.  Held at the CCA Center for the Arts, 6309 Church St.  Tickets are $35 and on now sale at H & H Pharmacy, Sundial Books or online.  To order your tickets or learn more visit

Nov 16 - 6:00 p.m.  "Wild and Scenic Film Festival" sponsored by CiAO. Shown at the Island Theatre, 4074 Main Street.  An award-winning selection of independently made, short-subject films about the environment that will inspire and inform.  Tickets are $15.  Proceeds to benefit the Assateague Coastal Trust.  For more information call 410-629-1538, visit   chincoteagueislandarts.com or  actforbays.org/wsff-2019

Nov 20 - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Fall Senior Luncheon sponsored by the Chincoteague Police.  Island seniors can enjoy a free lunch at Don's Seafood Restaurant.  Tell a friend!

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.  
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 9
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Story Time.   Listen to a story and make a craft about astronauts.  
Ages 3 to 6.
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Tour of the Solar SystemDuring this presentation, we will take a tour through our solar system with stops at the sun, the planets, dwarf planets and moons.  
Ages 8 and up.

Nov 23
11:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. - Puppet Show.  Puppets go on an adventure in space. Ages 3 & up. 
2:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. - Animals in Space.  Join us for a short program to learn about animals that have traveled in space.  

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
fws.gov/refuge/chincoteague/   757-336-6122   
Open 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Nov 11Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Fee Free Day.
Entrance fee is waived on this day of observance of Veteran's Day. 

Herbert H. Bateman Center  Open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

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. 
Public Programs  - Learn more  

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)
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  
Nov 16 - 7:00 p.m. Headliner: Greg Shupe, opening act: "Island Don" Rice.
Admission is $8/adults, $5/students (18 and under). Refreshments available for purchase. 
Kitchen Gallery - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Saturdays and during CCA events. 
Featuring local artwork. Meet the artist. Now thru Nov 17  "Portraits, Places and Poets".

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.

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.
Now thru Nov 16 - 11:00 a.m. Misty movie shown Sat. mornings. Free to public. 

Community Tennis Association of Chincoteague
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.
Nov 10 - 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Watercolor Class by Daniel P. Turner Thomas.  "Winter Cardinal in Watercolor".  Create your holiday card with a Cardinal on a Loblolly Pine in the snow.  
$36 per student.  This class is suitable for everyone. 

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.

The David Landsberger Family YMCA
ymcachesapeake.org 6395 Maddox Blvd, 757-336-6266 
Sit & Stitch Wednesdays - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

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
- 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  

Captain Timothy Hill House
captaintimothyhillhouse.com 5122 N. Main St., 973-831-5961 or 914-589-7733. 
Open fridays 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Take a step back in to time and learn what makes this house a rare piece of architectural history.  Built circa 1800.  Call for additional hours or 
to make an appointment. 

Chatham Vineyards
chathamvineyards.net  9232 Chatham Rd, Machipongo, VA 23405,  757-678-5588.
Nov 9 - 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Oyster Extravaganza.  Celebrate the Eastern Shore's distinct viticulture and aquaculture offerings.  Tickets include a raw bar tasting, steamed clams, roasted oysters, Eastern Shore-style clam chowder, BBQ with all the fixings and a glass of Church Creek wine of your choice. Live music and limited seating available. Lawn furniture or portable tables and chairs are permitted. Tickets are $65 each.  
To purchase your ticket visit   chathamvineyards.net/events.php.     
Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital 
riversideonline.com  20480 Market Street, Onancock, VA 23417, 757-302-2100
Healthy U Classes . 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 your favorite class to achieve the most success toward your goals. 
RSVP: 757-302-2174 or Kelly.honeycut@rivhs.com or Theresa.bailey@rivhs.com
Nov 11 - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Healthy Living with Diabetes. 
Welcome New Members  

AmaRin Coffee
amarincoffeeusa.com 6141 Maddox Blvd, 757-336-7229
Coffee shop & bakery.  We specialize in organic, handpicked Arabica and Robusta beans. We distribute to wholesale and retail to hotels, restaurants, coffee shops and businesses and proudly provide the best quality coffee beans, the soul of Central Higland, Vietnam. 

Frame of Mind Photography
Featuring photography of the world famous Chincoteague Wild Ponies 
on Assateague Island, VA.

YourFront Image, LLC 
yourfrontimage.com  P.O. Box 1031, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336, 301-667-1008
Providing creative solutions for your online and offline prosence.  Web-design, print design 
and much more. 
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.  
Now thru Nov 19 - Explore the Shore.  Discover hidden gems on Virginia's Eastern Shore & celebrate 50 years of Love.  Complete the scavenger hunt and win a prize.  

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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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 .
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