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Published November 8, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to participate, parade entry applications are available at
by Nov 16.
*Inclement weather date is Dec. 7th.
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Christ United Methodist Church Fall & Christmas Bazaar
6253 Church Street, 757-336-6394. Shop til you drop! Decorations, ornaments, jewelry, baked goods and so much more!
Nov 10 - 8:00 a.m. U.S. Coast Guard - Chincoteague hosts the
2018 Guardsman of
Yesteryears Breakfast. Held at the Chincoteague High School 4586 Main Street. Join us to reconnect with old shipmates, swap sea stories and listen to guest speakers. Tickets are $6.00 and can be purchased at the door or Jerry Tarr 747-894-2317
or Kerry Bowden 757-336-2807.
Nov 15 - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Chincoteague Police Fall Senior Luncheon. Held at Don's Seafood 4113 Main Street. All seniors are invited to enjoy a complimentary lunch.
Tell a friend!
- 10:00 a.m. till end.
. Sponsored by Sons of the American Legion Post #159. Held at aj's...on the Creek 6585 Maddox Blvd. For more information call 757-336-9749 or 757-336-0949 or
Nov 22 - 8:30 a.m. -
YMCA of the Chesapeake Turkey Trot Charity 5K.
Move your feet before you eat! Starts at the Chincoteague High School and open to all ages and abilities. Everyone (including your pooch) can walk, run or leisurely stroll the 3.1-mile course.
Nov 24 - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Chincoteague Cultural Alliance hosts Holly Day Market & Wildlife Art Gallery. 6309 Church Street. Over 80 vendors!
Learn more http://www.chincoteagueca.org/markets.html
Nov 24, 25 & 30, & 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
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
http://www.onancock.org/upcomingevents or call 757-710-6353.
Save the Date
Nov 15 - 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m
Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce Business Before Hours
The Baxter Insurance Group 4143 Main Street, 757-336-6536. Join us for a light breakfast and refreshments. Network with business partners in the community and learn about the services The Baxter Insurance Group - Nationwide Insurance offers for Health, Life, Home, Business and Auto plans. RSVP no later than Nov 12 to Joanne. Call 757-336-6161 or email: email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NASA's Wallops Flight Facility
Future Launch Information:
Mission: NG-10 resupply launch to the International Space Station
Launch Vehicle: Antares Type: Orbital.
Date: November 15.
Time: 4:49 a.m.
The Visitor Center will be open for launch viewing.
- 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Ages 2 - 5.
Nov 10 - 2:00 p.m. Peculiar Planet. Join us for a short program to learn about one of the other planets in our solar system. Approximately 15 minutes.
Nov 17 - 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Investigation Station: Weather. Investigate a STEM related topic through labs, demonstrations an activities. Ages 6 and up.
Nov 17 - 2:00 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. Animals in Space: Fish. Short program to learn about one of the
animals that traveled in space. Ages 8 and up.
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
Herbert H. Bateman Center
Open 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Nov 22 - 25 - 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Special drive open during Waterfowl Weekend. Drive along the Service Road. These four days are the only time visitors can take a 15-mile round trip journey in their personal vehicles to enjoy natural treasures found in northern areas of the refuge. All vehicles are expected to completely exit the Service Road by 4:00 p.m.
Nov - Lighthouse open Friday - Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Weather permitting. Closed noon - 12:30 p.m. daily.
Call ahead to be advised of possible weather or safety closures.
Assateague Island National Seashore
Toms Cove Visitor Center
Open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Chincoteague Bay Field Station
Nov 15 - 18
- 5th Delmarva Nature & Wildlife Photography Summit. Capture images of pristine field sites throughout the Delmarva Peninsula. Small class sizes with one-on-one instruction. For more information v
Chincoteague Cultural Alliance Community Center for the Arts
Preregistration online or at Sundial Books (cash or check)
Free Kids Art Classes
- First Saturday of every month. 1:00 p.m.
- Saturdays. 10:00 a.m.
- Noon or by appointment. Local artwork featured.
- Last Monday of the month. 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Island Coffeehouse - Doors open @ 6:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - Headline performer: Leah Woods. Leah is a versatile singer and songwriter and plays several instruments. $5/$3 students. Refreshments
available for purchase.
Chincoteague Island Theatre Company - The ENTIRE RUN of the Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre of Turned Tides is now SOLD OUT! Thank you for your overwhelming support!!!
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
Fall Tales for Tots - 10:00 a.m. Every Thursday.
Chincoteague Island Arts Organization
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.
Every friday til Nov 16 -
10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Full 8 session bridge course. Tuition is $40.00 and includes printed materials. $10.00 tuition discount given on returning participants.
Historic Main Street Merchants
Dec 1 - 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Home for the Holidays Tour. Anyone interested in being on the Tour contact Kim Dennis from Hollyhocks on Main. 703-599-4430 or email: Kimberly.email@example.com. All proceeds of ticket sales will go to the Manna Cafe.
Museum of Chincoteague Island
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.
- 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
American Legion Post 159
Nov 10 - 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 & Clams diner. Carry out
after 6:30 p.m.
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!
Artisans Guild Eastern Shore of Virginia
Nov 23 - 24 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - 16th Annual Artisans Guild Holiday Tour. Each year on Thanksgiving weekend guild members open their private studios to the public. This special opportunity allows visitors to observe artisans working in media like wood, floor cloths, stonework, jewelry, ceramics, glassware, fiber, sculpture and many more. A local vineyard also participates in the tour.
Captain's Cove Golf & Yacht Club
Nov 16 & 17 - 6:00 p.m. Cove Idol. A Dinner Theatre Experience.
Tickets include dinner & show and are now available!
12 & under $15, singles $30, couples $55.
Nov 18 - 4:00 p.m. Cove Idol. A Dinner Theatre Experience. Ticket prices same as above.
Delmarva Discovery Museum
- 7:00 p.m. Discovery Series. Author Mark Hendricks, a conservation photojournalist, will be here to share his "Natural Wonders of Assateague Island".
Nov 15 - 7:00 p.m. Discovery Series. Charlie Paparella from WBOC will share his
stories of Delmarva.
Eastern Shore Rural Health System
20280 Market Street,Onancock, VA 23417, 757-336-3682
Eastern Shore Community College
Nov 12 & 13, 26 & 27 and 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
www.es.augsoft.net, call 757-789-7979, or come by in person to ESCC's Workforce Center.
Nov 13 & 14
- 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. OSHA 10 hour training course for General Industry. Covers awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards in general industry setting $150. Register online at
or call 757-789-7979.
Nov 15 & 16
- 8:00 a.m. 0 4:00 p.m. OSHA 10 hour course training for Construction. Provides workers with general awareness on recognizing an preventing hazards on construction site. $150. Register online at
or call 757-789-7979.
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.
Island Baptist Church
3380 Willow Street
Nov 19 - 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Chincoteague Island Community Thanksgiving Service. Call 757-336-5645 for more information.
Kiwanis Club of Chincoteague
- 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
Now thru Dec 7 - enrollment for Medicare Part D
Now thru Dec 15 - open Obamacare enrollment
Offering alternatives to Obamacare as well.
Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital
- 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Free Skin Cancer Screening
. Held at the Riverside Shore Cancer Center, Onancock. Appointments required. Call 757-302-2600.
Daily Specials: Mon.- Mexican Monday; Tues. - 1/2 off Burger Night & Bingo; Wed - Crab Cake
Thurs. - 1/2 off Steam Pots; Fri. - Steak & Cake: Sat. - 2 for 1 Desserts; Sun. - 1/2 off Entrees
Welcome to our New Members
3801 S. Main Street, 443-925-5663
Featuring Starbuck's coffee and lunch/dinner options.
Light masonry, yard work, haul away debris service and more!
19056 Parkway, Melfa, VA 23410, 757-787-2460
Check out the new video tour of the Eastern Shore on the ESVA website!
16404 Courthouse Road #210,
Cape Charles, VA 23310, 757-678-0010
Nov 23, 30 & 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.
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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.