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Events for the Month of March, 2017

Market Downtown - Fridays  -  Cheriton
(1/13/2017 - 12/30/2017)
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Cheriton Market brings together local artistisans to showcase their talents of jewlrey, crafts and handmade clothing in downtown Cheriton and at The Local. Many gift ideas await you here from local artisans as well as Chef Jason Van Marter's delectable creations.

Come and be amazed with Chef Jason's fresh local oyster dish each Friday night!  

321-284-5312

21229 South Bayside Rd
23316


Location :: Cheriton

Time :: 5 PM      - 7 PM
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Flatfoot Dancing - Live Appalachian Music  -  Cape Charles
(1/13/2017 - 12/31/2017)
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Flatfoot Dancing Every 2nd Friday at the Lemon Tree Gallery and Studio. Bring the whole family for a romping good time.

Not sure what Flatfoot Dancing is? Well, Bill McGlothlin is here to show you how. Using the toes, heel, and ball of the foot to strike and slide across the floor, flat-footing is a percussive dance style that articulates the rhythms of mountain fiddle and banjo music. Come make old-time music with your feet while you move to the rhythm of live Appalachian music played by skilled performers and Eastern Shore fixtures: Allen Philpot, Jeff Madson, Sheila Sheppard, Scott Wade, Dan Crockett and Jeff Gray.

 "The music just goes in your ear, down through your soul, and comes out through your feet.’’

Free Admission. Everyone Welcome. 
Complimentary Refreshments/Cash Bar
757-331-4327

https://www.facebook.com/lemontreecapecharles/

301 Mason Ave.

Attention: There is no Flatfooting April 14th in observance of Good Friday.


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 6 PM      - 8PM
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Music - Open Mic Night - on Third Fridays  -  Cape Charles
(1/20/2017 - 12/31/2017)
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Musicians, singers/songwriters, comedians, poets, performance artists, storytellers...if you want to showcase your talent, we've got a stage and a warm, receptive audience. Throw in refreshments and a cash bar, free admission and everyone welcome and we are in for a memorable evening!

First come sign up sheet at 6pm.
757-331-4327 
https://www.facebook.com/lemontreecapecharles/

301 Mason Ave.
23310


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 6 PM      - 8PM
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Exhibit - WildArt Photography  -  Cape Charles
(2/25/2017 - 3/25/2017)

The Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge hosts a special photography exhibition, entitled WildART. This exhibition features the work of several local photographers in the special exhibition area. Stunning photographs of wildlife, birds, waterfowl, and the unique landscape of the refuge are on display. 

757-331-3425
http://easternshore.fws.gov 

Visitor Center
32205 Seaside Rd
23310 


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 9 AM      - 5 PM
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Exhibit - Diary of a Hammerhead  -  Cape Charles
(3/1/2017 - 3/25/2017)
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The Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge will be hosting a special traveling exhibition entitled Diary of a Hammerhead. This exhibit is part of a traveling exhibition series by the non-profit Paly Foundation, and deals specifically with conservation and the ecology of the Hammerhead Shark. In addition to the exhibition, live streamed footage of two renowned aquariums will be displayed; the shark tank from the National Aquarium and the shark tank from the Monterrey Bay Aquarium. Static displays will be on hand as well, including pop-up shark themed cutouts.   

Free of Charge
For more information and exhibit times call:
757-331-2760
http://easternshore.fws.gov/ 

32205 Seaside Rd
23310


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 9 AM      - 5 PM
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Exhibit - Photography - ESVA National Wildlife Refuge  -  Cape Charles
(3/2/2017 - 6/1/2017)
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The Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge is proud to host the work of two prominent Shore photographers in a very special exhibition. The works of local photographer and author, Curtis Badger; and Chincoteague based photographers, Darcy and Steve Cole, are on display at our visitor center. These unique and stunning pictures feature over 20 shots of migrating birds, wildlife, scenic vistas, and outdoor life taken on and around our refuge.  

Visitor Center hours:

Opened seasonally Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm through April. Starting May 1st, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday - Sunday

The exhibit is free of charge.
757-331-2760
http://easternshore.fws.gov/

32205 Seaside Rd
23310


Location :: Cape Charles
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Exhibit - Three Women Art Show  -  Onancock
(3/2/2017 - 4/1/2017)
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23417


Location :: Onancock
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Spring Exhibit - Entangled  -  Cape Charles
(3/3/2017 - 3/28/2017)

Featuring artists Christine Harris and Julia Gabrielov, this spring exhibition (March 3 through May 28) includes activities and lectures related to the environment.

757-331-4327
https://www.virginia.org/listings/Shopping/CapeCharlesLemonTreeGalleryandStudio/
http://www.juliagabrielov.com/
http://www.christinekharris.com/

Lemon Tree Gallery and Studio
301 Mason Avenue
23310


Location :: Cape Charles
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Art Show - First Annual  -  Chincoteague Island
(3/5/2017 - 3/26/2017)
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Chincoteague Cultural Alliance First Annual Community Art Show 

 


 
For further information

Contact Linda Epstein at: 
lindaepstein1@mac.com 
or info@chincoteagueculturalalliance.org
Visit our Website

6309 Church St
23336


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 3 PM      - 5 PM
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Wine Tasting - 2nd Fridays  -  Onancock
(3/10/2017 - 9/8/2017)
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Always Remember Our 2nd Fridays for Wine Tasting! We have a wide variety of wine and cheeses for your liking! Cheese of the month is 20% off. 

 


757-787-8805

5 North Street
23417


Location :: Onancock

Time :: 4 PM      - 6 PM
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Soup & a Movie Night - Wednesdays  -  Eastville
(3/22/2017 - 4/12/2017)
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Location:
Historic Christ Episcopal Church serving since 1623.
757-678-7837
16304 Courthouse Road
23347


Location :: Eastville
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Museum Exhibit - Remembering Assateague Village  -  Chincoteague Island
(3/24/2017 - 3/26/2017)
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The Museum of Chincoteague Island is partnering with the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance, the Chincoteague Island Arts Organization, Chincoteague Island Library, the Chincoteague Natural History Association, Assateague National Seashore, and the Virginia Barrier Islands Center to celebrate Heritage Days.  The theme is "Remembering Assateague Village."



March 24th: "When Assateague Was Home"

March 25th: Museum Exhibit, Assateague Lighthouse, Toms Cove
                   Visitor Center, Island Theatre
March 26th: Museum Exhibit, Children's story times, Toms Cove
                   Vistor Center, Assateague Lighthouse, Island Theatre

No Charge
(757) 336-6117 
http://chincoteaguemuseum.com/programs

Museum of Chincoteague Island
7125 Maddox Blvd
23336


Location :: Chincoteague Island
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Exhibit - WildArt Photography  -  Cape Charles
(3/25/2017)

The Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge hosts a special photography exhibition, entitled WildART. The work of several local photographers can be viewed in the special exhibition area.  Stunning photographs of wildlife, birds, waterfowl, and the unique landscape of the refuge are on display. 

757-331-3425
http://easternshore.fws.gov 

Visitor Center
32205 Seaside Rd
23310 


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 9 AM      - 4 PM
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Lecture - "Portrait of a Town, Cape Charles 1940-1960" by Patricia J. Parsons  -  Nassawadox
(3/25/2017)

Cape Charles native Patricia J. Parsons, tells her story in "Portrait of a Town, Cape Charles 1940-1960." Come and hear the fascinating and humorous mid-20th century activities of the Eastern Shore town which has become a destination location.

The Friends of the Northampton Free Library invite you to enjoy their Winter Series - "Eastern Shore Authors" on the last Saturday of January, February and March for their initial Eastern Shore Authors programs. The authors discuss their books which explore a variety of Eastern Shore experiences. A delicious lunch and lively discussion  follows each presentation.

$15
757-414-0010 / 757-442-2112
https://espl.org/northampton-free-library/
Little Italy Restaurant
7745 Seaside Road
23413 



Location :: Nassawadox

Time :: 11:30 AM      - 1 PM
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Program - "Smartphones for Science: GLOBE Observer Citizen Science App" - NASA  -  Wallops Island
(3/25/2017)
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Download the GLOBE Observer app and join NASA to learn how to record sky observations, identify cloud types, and compare them to NASA Satellite images to help scientists understand the sky from above and below. 
Download the GLOBE app before attending: http://observer.globe.gov/about/get-the-app. .

Free
757-824-2298
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/visitorcenter

NASA Wallops Flight Facility
Bldg. J-20
Route 175, Chincoteague Rd
23337

 


Location :: Wallops Island

Time :: 11 AM    
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Lecture - "Do Science in the Palm of Your Hand" - NASA  -  Wallops Island
(3/25/2017)
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Free
757-824-2298
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/visitorcenter

NASA Wallops Flight Facility
Bldg. J-20
Route 175, Chincoteague Rd
23337


Location :: Wallops Island

Time :: 11 AM      - 12 PM
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Oyster Roast  -  Eastern Shore
(3/25/2017)
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2017 Cape Charles Rotary Oyster Roast at Sunset Beach is an Eastern Shore style oyster roast, featuring some of the finest oysters & clams on the east coast.
Tickets are $50 and include roasted & steamed oysters, steamed clams & clam chowder, all provided by Eastern Shore Events & Rentals.

757-331-1776
https://sunset-beach-resort.ticketleap.com/oysterroast/
32246 Lankford Hwy
23310


Location :: Eastern Shore

Time :: 3 PM      - 7 PM
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Music - Jeremy and the Lastones  -  Nassawadox
(3/25/2017)
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Jeremy and the Lastones are making a special appearance at The Great Machipongo Clam Shack.The group takes its inspiration from Brit Pop, Americana and Soul.  Vocal harmonies of Jeremy Lasley and Jennifer Squatrito, John Lasley on bass, and Rob Squatrito make up the Lastone's unique sound. All songs written by Jeremy. 2017 Veer Magazine's Music Awards Nominee for Album of the Year "Got Me" and Song of the Year "Better With Time."

Reservations strongly recommended:  757-442-3800
Visit www.thegreatmachipongoclamshack.com for more info
www.lastonesband.com.  

6468 Lankford Hwy.
23413


Location :: Nassawadox

Time :: 6:30 PM      - 8:30 PM
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Play - Puttin' on the Ritz  -  Onancock
(3/25/2017)
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http://northstreetplayhouse.org/gala
23417


Location :: Onancock

Time :: 6:30 PM      - 10 PM
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Music - Raw Beets  -  Weirwood
(3/25/2017)
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Get your dancin' shoes out!  Raw Beets return to Giddens' Legendary Do Drop Inn! The Raw Beets are a foot-stomping, beat driven string band that plays old-time, folk, and modern tunes with a down home feel. References to bluegrass and Americana are always made, but the Raw Beets likes to say they play good music for good folks who like to have a good time!




Robb Torgler: banjo, guitar/ vocals
Shea Roebuck: upright bass/ vocals
Paul Anderson: fiddle/ mandolin
Chidori Matsumoto: percussion/ vocals

Doors open @ 7:30 music 8:30 – 11:30 p.m.
$10/admission. Food available for sale.
Call 757-442-2139 for info.
8204 Bayford Rd
23413


Location :: Weirwood

Time :: 7:30 PM      - 11:30 PM
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Exhibit - Readings of Memoirs & Papers - Heritage Days  -  Chincoteague Island
(3/25/2017)

Chincoteague Cultural Alliance is pleased to participate in the 2017 Chincoteague Heritage Days, sponsored by the Museum of Chincoteague Island.  CCA members will perform readings of Assateague memoirs and papers.

http://chincoteaguemuseum.com/programs

Island Theatre
4074 Main St.
23336


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 7 PM      - 9 PM
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Taste of the Eastern Shore - Best ES Restaurants  -  Melfa
(3/26/2017)
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Join the Onancock Rotary Club as they host one of the Eastern Shore's biggest social events. The best the Eastern Shore has to offer from the best Restuarants. Join us and sample the best food these restaurants have to offer, all while supporting the Eastern Shore Branch of the Foodbank of Southeastern VA. 

Tickets are $25.00 in advance $30.00 at the door.
For more information please contact Charmin Horton at 757-787-2557.
https://www.facebook.com/onancockrotary/

Eastern Shore Yacht & Country Club
14421 Country Club Rd
23410


Location :: Melfa

Time :: 3 PM      - 5 PM
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Class - Poetry Crash Course  -  Chincoteague Island
(3/28/2017)

Do you rap or wrap? Do you haiku? Do you? Are your struggles epic? Do you rhyme to pass the time? Are you a closet sonneteer? Or is open form your norm?  Taught by a poet for poets, poet wannabes, and just folks! No experience required. 
For details of class go here

Cost: $20
757-336-0044
www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org/

Chincoteague Cultural Alliance
6309 Church St
Chincoteague Island
23336


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 1 PM      - 3 PM
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Class - Autobiography - Crash Course  -  Chincoteague Island
(3/30/2017)

Autobiography "Crash Course". Who was your best friend in first grade? Do you still talk? What do your children need to know about your grandfather? Is the old neighborhood still there? Still the same? What do you remember? Who do you remember? Isn’t it time you write all this down or get it on tape? You owe it to yourself, your children, and the grand-kids! No experience required. For class details go here.

Cost $20
757-336-0044
www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org
Chincoteague Cultural Alliance
6309 Church St
23336


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 1 PM      - 3 PM
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Seminar - "Hubble Space Telescope" - Eastern Shore Community College  -  Melfa
(3/31/2017)
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Science and Philosophy Seminar of the Eastern Shore of Virginia has scheduled a seminar, “Hubble Space Telescope" by John Campbell, of NASA, who gives his personal view of this long-lived (over 20 years) scientific satellite. 
These seminars are occasionally rescheduled on short notice. Prospective attendees are urged to check the Seminar’s website shortly before a scheduled date.
 

Science and Philosophy Seminar of the Eastern Shore of Virginia:
www.SciPhi.org

Free 90-minute
Lecture Hall of the Eastern Shore Community College
29300 Lankford Hwy
23410

 


Location :: Melfa

Time :: 12:30 PM      - 2 PM
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Music - Corn Funk Revue  -  Nassawadox
(3/31/2017)
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Melinda, Scott, Peg, Lynne, Chris & Ellen will be playing originals, classics and groovy blues tunes at The Great Machipongo Clam Shack.  Always fun and upbeat!  

Call 442-3800 for reservations.
Visit www.thegreatmachipongoclamshack.com for more info.  
6468 Lankford Hwy.
23413

 


Location :: Nassawadox

Time :: 6:30 PM      - 8:30PM
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Movie - Sing  -  Cape Charles
(3/31/2017)
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Tickets sold at door - $5
757-331-2787
http://artsentercapecharles.org

Movies at the Historic Palace Theatre
305 Mason Ave
23310

 


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 7 PM    
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Music - Pound Net - Eastern Shore's Own  -  Belle Haven
(3/31/2017)
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All members of Pound Net are veteran musicians and each member brings a unique style to the popular group. The band delivers a wide variety of music from traditional bluegrass, to country, 60’s & 70’s, rock, folk, Southern Gospel and island music. Pound Net truly plays “America’s Music” and the versatility of this group has made it a success on the Eastern Shore and throughout the Hampton Roads area.

www.esoartscenter.org
23306


Location :: Belle Haven

Time :: 8 AM    
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Music - Bluesman Mike Hawker  -  Cape Charles
(3/31/2017)
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757-331-4327
Lemon Tree
301 Mason Ave
23310


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 6 PM      - 8 PM
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Play - The Zoo Story  -  Onancock
(3/31/2017 - 4/2/2017)
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From the mind of the late Edward Albee comes The Zoo Story, a fierce and electric collision between two different worlds. Peter, a well-kept publisher and family man sits reading on his favorite park bench, as he does any typical Sunday afternoon. This ritual is broken by Jerry, a socially depraved man with a burning desire to share a connection with someone. That someone is Peter, and their interaction personifies the humor, and the horror of humanity. 

By Edward Albee
Directed by: Justin Heavner
Starring: Will X. Stanley as Peter & Justin Heavner as

www.northstreetplayhouse.org to reserve your tickets
Tickets:
$20 Adult  
$18 Senior  
$10 Student
For more information: (757) 787-2050 or visit our website.

Northstreet Playhouse
34 Market St

23417


Location :: Onancock
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