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

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 joanne@chincoteaguechamber.com.  If you would like to participate, parade entry applications are available at  ChincoteagueChamber.com  by Nov 16. 
                                               *Inclement weather date is Dec. 7th. 
Crush Friday Then Stay The Weekend!  Learn more .

Nov 10 - 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! 

Nov 17 - 10:00 a.m. till end.  Turkey Shoot. 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 Visit www.chincoteaguelegion159.org.

Nov 22 - 8:30 a.m. - YMCA of the Chesapeake Turkey Trot Charity 5KMove 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.  
Register today at  www.YMCAchesapeake.org   

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   VISIT

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.   
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: joanne@chincoteaguechamber.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: joanne@chincoteaguechamber.com.  
Ongoing Activities
NASA's Wallops Flight Facility 
nasa.gov/centers/wallops/   Launch Info: 757-824-2050
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.  

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.

Nov 10 - 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Puppet Show Ages 2 - 5.   
Nov 10 - 2:00 p.m. Peculiar PlanetJoin 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
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.

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.  

Chincoteague Natural History  Association   piping-plover.org  757- 336-3696
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  
nps.gov/asis/index.htm   757-336-6577 

Toms Cove Visitor Center    Open 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
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 isit  cbfieldstation.org/photography-summit.  
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.
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.
Island Coffeehouse - Doors open @ 6:30 p.m. 
Nov 17  - 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 
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. 

Every friday til Nov 16 -  10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Full 8 session bridge courseTuition 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.dennis@msn.com. All proceeds of ticket sales will go to the Manna Cafe.

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
Nov 10 - 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet.  Auxiliary Baked Goods Sale runs concurrently with the Breakfast Buffet.
Nov 16  - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Steamed Shrimp & Clams diner. Carry out 
available  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 
ESVAartisansguild.org 443-523-2111
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
captscovegyc.com 3370 Captain's Corridor Greenbackville, VA 23356, 757-824-3465
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. 
Learn more   https://www.captscovegyc.com/events/captains-cove-golf-yacht-club-cove-idol-a-dinner-theater-experience

Delmarva Discovery Museum
delmarvadiscoverymuseum.org 2 Market Street, Pocomoke City, MD 21851, 410-957-9933
Nov 8 - 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
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
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  Visit 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  Es.augusoft.net 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  Es.augusoft.net  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
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.  

Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital
riversideonline.com  20480 Market Street, 757-302-2100
Nov 13 - 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Free Skin Cancer Screening . Held at the Riverside Shore Cancer Center, Onancock. Appointments required. Call 757-302-2600. 

The Ropewalk
chincoteague.ropewalk.com 6262 Marlin Street, 757-336-0512
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. 

Dougherty's Services
jdougherty814@gmail.com, 757-990-0916
Light masonry, yard work, haul away debris service and more!  
Partner Chambers 

19056 Parkway, Melfa, VA 23410, 757-787-2460
Check out the new video tour of the Eastern Shore on the ESVA website! 

Northampton County Chamber of Commerce  northamptoncountychamber.com  
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.  

Pocomoke Area Chamber of Commerce pocomokechamber.com

Virginia Travel Post for November
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