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

Published September 5, 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  

All you can eat full menu and appetizers! Local oysters, live music and much more! 

Buy your tickets before they sell out! 
To order tickets call 757-336-6161 or VISIT  

Attention Chamber Members:
Kathie Cherrix may be visiting your business in the upcoming weeks collecting gift certificates and prizes for our Extravaganza of Prizes which will be raffled at the Chincoteague Oyster Festival on October 12th. The proceeds of the raffle support the chamber's Nicki L. West Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded to a Chincoteague High School graduating senior on the basis of character, citizenship, leadership, ability and need to assist them in their future educational goals at the conclusion of the school year. In recognition and appreciation, your donation and business name will be listed on the official website for the festival, ChincoteagueOysterFestival.com, on the informational handout which is distributed to attendees on festival day and displayed on a large poster at the Extravaganza tent. Please consider donating to the raffle.  We are grateful for your support of the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce and the youth of our island.
Chincoteague Island made MSN's list of 
America's most charming seaside towns!
To read more CLICK HERE

Call the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce  to help plan 
your fall getaway.  
Come and see why so many people love visiting this charming seaside town.  757-336-6161 

The Pony Express Trolley Survey
Help take a survey sponsored by the Pony Express Trolley.  Valuable feedback will enable superior service for riders. Thanks for your help.
                                         CLICK HERE    surveymonkey.com/r/PonyExpressSurvey
What's Happening

Sept 7 - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. National Wildlife Day
Delmarva Discovery Museum.  2 Market St., Pocomoke, MD 21851.  Discover the diversity of native wildlife on Delmarva.   Take part in several animal encounters and interactive displays. 
To learn more visit delmarvadiscoverycenter.org

Sept 10 - 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Blood Drive .  Blood Bank of Delmarva will be at GSB Media Studios (96.5 & 101.5 CTG The Variety Station, Wow 99.3 &101.1, Bay Country 97.9).  Held at 1147 Ocean Hwy, Suite 1, Pocomoke City, MD 21851.   Enter to win a recliner from Ashley HomeStore plus NASCAR tickets to Richmond and Dover. To pre-register, visit donate.bbd.org
and use the "drive code" GSBM or call 888-8-BLOOD-8.  For more information visit our facebook at  facebook.com/events/772886203168821/ .

Sept 12 - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Quick Draw Contest .  Sponsored by the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance.  Held at the Robert Reed Downtown Park on Main St.   Watch artists paint.  Paintings for sale until 4:00 p.m. All artists are invited to participate.  Register onsite at 12:30 p.m., $5 fee.  Prizes are awarded afterwards.  

Sept 13 - 5:00 p.m. Museum Sunset & Moonrise Cruise Fundraiser.  All proceeds benefit the Museum of Chincoteague Island.  Tickets are $45 and includes food & drinks.  Ride on the Martha Lou with Capt. Carlton of Daisy's Island Cruises. 
For more information call 757-336-6117.

Sept 14  - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Plein Air Art Show & Sale. Held at the Chincoteague Center, 6155 Community Drive.  Sponsored by the Chincotegue Cultural Alliance. 50 fine artists from the Mid-Atlantic and beyond paint en plein air (French for painting outdoors) on Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. On Saturday you can see what they've created at a show and sale.  Free to the public and plenty of parking.  Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar.  A portion of the artwork sales goes to help the CCA promote the arts on the island. 
To learn more CLICK HERE.

Sept 14 - 15th Annual Chincoteague Police Department Poker Run for the Kids.  
Call 757-336-3155 for more information. 

Sept 20 -  1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive. Sponsored by Chincoteague Kiwanis & Chincoteague High School.  Held at CHS, 4586 Main St. 
Visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter, Chincoteague Community, to schedule an appointment. 
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. 
Sept 7 
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.   STEM Lab: Straw Rockets
Dive into Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) with a hands-on activity. Learn about the parts of a rocket, then build/launch your own straw rocket.  Ages 6 and up.
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Rocketry: Model Rocket Launch
Learn about the Sounding Rocket Program operated at the Wallops Flight Facility, followed by a model rocket launch.  Ages 6 and up.  Model rocket launches are weather permitting.
Sept 14
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Story Time: Engineer
Listen to a story and make a craft that will explore the topic of engineering. Approximately 30 minutes.  Ages 3 to 6.
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, the planets, dwarf planets and moons.  Ages 8 and up.

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
fws.gov/refuge/chincoteague/   757-336-6122   Open 5:00  a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 
Herbert H. Bateman Center  Open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Sept 28  -   National Public Lands Day .  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
Summer Day Camps   - 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m, Monday - Friday.   Registration is now open.  Each day has a different coastal theme that allows campers to visit a variety of ecosystems, play games, make crafts, and develop friendships.  Ages 5 - 15. 
For more information visit  http://www.cbfieldstation.org/day-camps.html

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. Now thru Sept 15 - "Wings and Wildlife".
Art/Cooking/Theatre Classes   Preregistration online or at Sundial Books (cash or check)
Sept 19 or Sept 25 - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Instructor Jenny Somers.  
Acrylic as watercolor.  Cost is $40.  
Free Kids Art Class . 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Held every 1st Saturday.
Sept 7 - Young children should bring an adult.  Theme is "Ball Art". 
Drop-in Figure Studio - 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. Second Sunday every month. 
Farmer's Market  Every Saturday until October 26th
Second Saturday Artful Flea - 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  
Sept 14 - 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  -  The books, songs, finger plays, and crafts are specifically geared to preschool children from  2 years old to 4 years old.
Fall Tales begin Sept. 19. 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.   

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.  8:30 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
Every Monday.  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Country Line Dancing.  Come and get your groove on and learn new steps to show off.  A fun way to stay fit too!  Cost is $7 per class.
Sept 6 - 11:00 a.m. National "Read a Book" Day with the Y's Older Adults Program. 

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.
Sept 7 - Oct 12  - 2:00 p.m. Saturdays only .

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. 

Chincoteague Island KOA
koa.com/campground/chincoteague/ 6742 Maddox Blvd, 757-335-3111
Sept 7 - 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 4th Annual Cork & Craft Festival.  Fine Wine, Craft Beer, Island Boy Band and more!   Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the gate.  Tickets Available online @ Chincoteaguekoa.ticketleap.com/2019-cork-craft/ or in the KOA Camp Store.   

Kiwanis Club of Chincoteague
Kiwanis members will be going to local businesses in the community to sell ads for the new phone book.  If they miss you, call them to place an ad. 

Marina Restaurant
CaptsCovegyc.com 3323 Dock Ct., Greenbackville, VA 23356, 757-824-3465 ext 161
Sept 6 - 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Triple Vision Band.  Three piece variety band.  
Enjoy 70's music to present tunes. 
Sept 13 - 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Open Mic featuring Andrew Ward & Anthony White. 

Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital 
riversideonline.com  20480 Market Street, Onancock, VA 23417, 757-302-2100
Sept 9 - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Healthy Weight Wellness Class.   
Sept 16 - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Healthy Living with Diabetes.  
Our registered Dietitian and Diabetes Educator will support you while you learn effective strategies for optimal health. 
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.  

Tall Pines Harbor Campground
tallpinesharbor.com  8107 Tall Pines Lane, Temperanceville, VA 23442, 757-824-0777
Sept 6 - Sept 8 - Low Country Boil.  
Sept 13 - 15 - Cruisin Weekend/Disco. 
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
New websiteSign 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.  

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 September  
Get your free Virginia.org listing!  Learn more

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 .
Attention Members

2020 Visitor's Guide ads due by Sept 14th.  
Chamber dues, contract and all ad fees due Oct 1st

Information for inclusion must be submitted to info@chincoteaguechamber.com    by Wednesday each week.
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Email info@chincoteaguechamber.com with any changes. 
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