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

Published October 3, 2019
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Oyster Festival 
Oct. 12, 2019 
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Held at Tom's Cove Park
8128 Beebe Road  

Call today. Few tickets remain.    
Ticket includes  all you can eat full menu and appetizers! 
Live musical performance.   
To order tickets call 757-336-6161 or 

T-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, hats on sale now! 

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. 
Webcams are now live! 
To view the gorgeous waterways  
Save the Date  

Oct 18 & 19 - Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Fall Round-Up.  Both the Northern and Southern herds will be rounded up for veterinarian checks.   
What's Happening

Oct 7 - 13 - Eastern Shore Restaurant Week. Sponsored by the Eastern Shore Literacy Council.  Dine out at local restaurants and help support literacy on the Shore!  For more information call 757-789-1761 or to see participating restaurants VISIT  shoreliteracy.org .

Oct 11 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Ker Place/Eastern Shore of VA Historical Society.   
P anel of Criminal investigators. Held at the Onancock Baptist Church Family Life Center, 1 Crockett Ave., Onancock, VA.  Tickets are $5 each for Historical Society members or $10 for non-members.  Purchase  tickets at  shorehistory.org/ticketsales .

Oct 12 - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Ker Place/Eastern Shore of VA Historical Society
Free Fire Safety Family Fun Day.  Held on the front lawn, 69 Market St., Onancock, VA 23417.  Various Shore fire companies and departments will have equipment displays, visit from Sparky the fire dog, giveaways and more.  Lunch items available for sale. 
To learn more visit shorehistory.org/events.           

Oct 12 - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  National Wildlife Refuge Week.  Held at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Herbert Bateman Center. 8231 Beach Road, 757-336-6122.  Throughout the day, visitors will be admitted free of charge to enjoy a variety of family activities and exhibitors.  Family friendly activities and outdoor recreation offered by refuge staff. 
Ongoing Activities
NASA's Wallops Flight Facility 
nasa.gov/centers/wallops/   Launch Info: 757-824-2050   or VISIT nasa.gov/launchschedule/
Antares Rocket Launch: No Earlier Than:  October 21, 2019 - 2:39 p.m. Eastern Time. 
Northrop Grumman's contracted commercial resupply services mission will deliver several tons of cargo to the International Space Station. 

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. 

Oct 5 
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Space Station Saturday. Exploring what is happening on board the 
International Space Station.  Ages 6 & up.  
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. International Observe the Moon Night.  Lunar and Apollo themed activities, films, presentation and on-site telescope viewing of the moon. 

Oct 12
11:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. - Puppet Show.  Puppet Astronauts go on an adventure in space. 
Ages 3 & up. 
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Tour of the Solar System.  Take a tour through our solar system with stops at the sun, planets, and moons.  Ages 8 & up.  

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
fws.gov/refuge/chincoteague/   757-336-6122   
Open 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.  

Herbert H. Bateman Center  Open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Oct 13  -  First Sunday of National Wildlife Refuge Week.   Fee Free day .  

Chincoteague Natural History  Association   piping-plover.org  757- 336-3696
Lighthouse - Climb to the top.  Free of charge. September open Sat. & Sun. 
Refuge Trek - Sat. & Sun. only 10:00 a.m. Narrated bus tour. See the Northern herd. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Herbert Bateman Center, located on the  Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, or call 757-336-3696.  

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 Gallery  - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Held every Sunday and during all CCA events. 
Featuring local artwork. New exhibit Sept 29 - Nov 17 "Portraits, Places and Poets".
Art/Cooking/Theatre Classes   Preregistration online or at Sundial Books (cash or check)
Oct 5 - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. & Oct 6 - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Framed Resin Art. 
Instructor Stephanie Hale. Cost is $125. 
Free Kids Art Class  
Oct 5 - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Held every 1st Saturday.
Drop-in Figure Studio - 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. Second Sunday every month. 
Farmer's Market  Every Saturday until October 26th
Island Coffeehouse
Second Saturday Artful Flea - 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Oct 12 - 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  
Held second Saturday of the month. More vendors, live music! 
New vendors are welcome.  Call or text Markets Manager at 717-495-7155.

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. 

Chincoteague Island Family YMCA
ymcachesapeake.org 6395 Maddox Blvd, 757-336-6266 
Adult Programming Held at the Island Community House 6246 Mumford Street. 
Sit & Stitch  Wednesdays - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m

CiAO's Island Theatre
islandtheatres.com    4074 Main Street   757-336-6109  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.
Come and stretch with Lisa and Makenzie in a welcoming space. 
Free but donations are welcome. 
Oct 5, 11, 12, 14  - 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.  Yoga.  
Oct 10 - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Yoga.

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.

History tours of the Island - 2:00 p.m. Enjoy a 1 hour tour in an air-conditioned school bus. Adults/$5.00, children (2-12)/$3.00.  Bus is not wheelchair accessible at this time.
Now - Oct 12  - 2:00 p.m. Saturdays only .

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

** The Town of Chincoteague is seeking residents that are interested in serving on the Chincoteague Recreation and Convention Center Authority Board.  If interested, citizens should contact the Town Manager at 757-336-6519 or email their interest to 

- 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  

Adam's Auto Repair
5006 Deep Hole Road, 757-894-7206
Now open for VA State inspections.  Call today for your appointment.   

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 Road Machipongo, VA 23405,  757-678-5588 
Oct 5 - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Yoga on the Winery Lawn.  Relax, connect and renew with Dr.  Sara Smith Wellness .  Following yoga, relax together and enjoy lunch & tasting of Chatham wines. Lunch will be catered by Jason Van Marter of The Local.
$45/person.  Advance ticket purchase required.  Weather dependent.  

Marina Restaurant
CaptsCovegyc.com 3323 Dock Ct., Greenbackville, VA 23356, 757-824-3465 ext 161
Oct 4 - 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Matt & Wayne Musical Act.  
Oct 11 - 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Open Mic Night hosted by Twisted Pair
Oct 18 - 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Muskrat Lightning Musical Act

Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital 
riversideonline.com  20480 Market Street, Onancock, VA 23417, 757-302-2100
Oct 7 - 2:00 p.m. Healthy Weight Class.  Our registered Dietitian 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.
Oct 8 - 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Community Health Fair .  Health screenings, healthy food demonstrations, and presentations offered throughout the day.  To RSVP call 757-302-2131 or email Kimberly.wilkerson@rivhs.com. 
Oct 9 - 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Free Clinical Breast Exams. Appointments are required.  
Call 757-302-2600 and invite a friend.  
Oct 14 - 2:00 p.m. Healthy Heart ClassOur registered Dietitian will support you while you learn effective strategies for staying heart healthy, and managing diabetes. 
RSVP: 757-302-2174 or contact Kelly.honeycut@rivhs.com or Theresa.bailey@rivhs.com.  

Tall Pines Harbor Campground
tallpinesharbor.com  8107 Tall Pines Lane, Temperanceville, VA 23442, 757-824-0777
Oct 4 - 6 - Harvest Fest & Tractor Show. 
Oct 11 - 13 - Halloween I.

United Way of Virginia's Eastern Shore
2019 Kick-off Campaign.  For every 90 cents of every $1 raised goes to local nonprofit organizations such as the Foodbank, Eastern Shore Coalition Against Domestic Violence and many more. The goal this year is $250,000.  
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
Oct 5 - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 4th Annual Northampton Agricultural County Fair.  Held on the grounds of the former Northampton County Middle School, Machipongo.  

Pocomoke Area Chamber of Commerce  pocomokechamber.com
129 Market Street, Pocomoke City, MD, 410-957-1919

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