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Events for the Month of September, 2015


Family Camp - Labor Day Weekend  -  Wallops Island
(9/4/2015 - 9/7/2015)
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Family Camp

Labor Day Weekend
September 4-7, 2015


Family Camps at Chincoteague Bay Field Station are an ideal way for your family to get away, unwind, and  enjoy a holiday weekend on the beautiful coastal islands of the Eastern Shore of Virginia! Spend time with your family on the gorgeous coast discovering and learning about the world of marine science.


Location :: Wallops Island
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Friday Afternoons on the Porch - Chincoteague Cultural Alliance  -  Chincoteague Island
(9/4/2015)
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Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 2 PM      - 4 PM
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Bash by the Bay  -  Cape Charles
(9/4/2015 - 9/5/2015)
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Location :: Cape Charles
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"Holy Smokers" Pork BBQ Dinner  -  Eastville
(9/5/2015)
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Location :: Eastville

Time :: 11 AM      - 5 PM
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Decoy Carversí & Artistsí Association Decoy Show  -  Chincoteague Island
(9/5/2015 - 9/6/2015)

Decoy Carvers’ & Artists’ Association Decoy Show

Chincoteague Center
6155 Community Drive
Chincoteague Island, VA  23336

Over 25 exhibitors showcase some of the finest waterfowl carvings and wildlife art from the area.  Meet the carvers and artists.  Participate in the many raffles to be held.  Most exhibits are for sale.  Most of the proceeds will be donated back into the community to worthy causes such as the Island Library, the Scouts, and the Scholarship Fund, just to name a few.

Admission Fee: $3.00

Contact
Evelyn Shotwell
Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce
6733 Maddox Boulevard
Chincoteague Island, VA  23336

757-336-6161

chincochamber@verizon.net

 www.chincoteaguechamber.com


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: Saturday, 9 AM - 5 PM; Sunday, 10 AM - 4 PM    
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Eastern Shore Master Naturalists Training  -  Onancock
(9/10/2015 - 11/12/2015)

Registration is underway for the

Eastern Shore Master Naturalists
2015 Basic Training Course

Thursdays, Sept. 10 through Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Historic Onancock School
6 College Avenue
Onancock, VA 23417

The fee for the 10-week course is $95
which covers all materials and field trips

Space is limited and pre-registration is necessary

For more information and the registration form
www.masternaturalistesva.com
Susan Vreeland at 757-442-7029


Location :: Onancock

Time :: Thursdays, 9 AM - 3 PM    
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12th Annual Chincoteague Island Plein Air Painting Event  -  Chincoteague Island
(9/10/2015 - 9/12/2015)

            Art lovers mark your calendars! The 12th Annual Chincoteague Plein Air Painting Event will take place during the weekend of September 10th, 11th & 12th, 2015. Over 45 artists will spend 3 days painting outdoors on Assateague and Chincoteague Islands. On Saturday evening the 12th from 6 to 9pm those framed paintings will be on exhibit for viewing and sale. This exhibition is free and open to the public. It will be in Parish Hall at Christ United Methodist Church at 6253 Church Street in Chincoteague.  The Plein Air Event is sponsored by Chincoteague Cultural Alliance and is part of the monthly 2nd Saturdays Art Stroll. Come and enjoy a terrific evening of wonderful, diverse art.

Log onto www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org for more information.


Location :: Chincoteague Island
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Second Friday  -  Onancock
(9/11/2015)


Second Friday in Onancock!


Second Friday is when shops in Onancock are open late


Free wine tasting at the North Street Market 4:00 - 6:00
www.northstreetmarket.com

The BANK Coffee House offers live music 6:30 - 8:30
www.thebankcoffeehouseva.com

Red Queen Gallery offers art & more
www.redqueengallery.com 


Location :: Onancock

Time :: 4:00 PM      - 8:30 PM
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Serving Up The Shore  -  Wallops Island
(9/11/2015)
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Chincoteague Bay Field Station
34001 Mill Dam Road
Wallops Island, VA 23337


Tickets are limited and can be purchased on our website


Location :: Wallops Island

Time :: 6 PM    
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2nd Saturday Art Stroll  -  Chincoteague Island
(9/12/2015)
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2nd Saturday

Art Stroll

 

Main Street and Maddox Boulevard
Chincoteague Island, VA  23336

 

 

On the 2nd Saturday of each month from April through November, participating galleries and shops on Main Street and Maddox Boulevard offer an array of special events from 5 to 9 pm (and sometimes earlier in the day).  Arts and crafts, demonstrations, book signings and readings, art exhibits, tastings, music, and the unexpected!

April 11
May 9
June 13
July 11
August 8
September 12
October 10
November 14

Contact
Evelyn Shotwell
Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce
6733 Maddox Boulevard
Chincoteague, VA  23310

757-336-6161

chincochamber@verizon.net
www.chincoteaguechamber.com

info@chincoteagueculturalalliance.org
www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 2nd Saturdays, April - November, 5 - 9 PM    
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17th Annual Challenge & Oyster Boil  -  Onancock
(9/12/2015)
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Location :: Onancock
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Delegate Bloxom's Second Annual Pork Roast  -  Onancock
(9/12/2015)
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Purchase Tickets


Location :: Onancock

Time :: 6 PM      - 9 PM
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Town Wide Yard Sale / Museum Open House  -  Saxis
(9/12/2015)
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Location :: Saxis

Time :: 7 AM      - 2 PM
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Car and Truck Show  -  Saxis
(9/12/2015)
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Location :: Saxis

Time :: 10 AM      - 2 PM
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IM Academy Of Dance Classes  -  Cheriton
(9/14/2015)

IM Academy Of Dance Classes

IM Academy of Dance
21223 North Bayside Road
Cheriton, VA  23316

Starting Monday, September 14, 2015

Dance Classes are offered in
Classical Ballet, Pointe, Modern and Contemporary Dance,
Tap and Jazz

Prepare to Dance
for Toddlers and Preparatory for ages 4 and older

Exercise Classes include:
Stretch, SilverSneakers® Fitness Program for Mature Adults

Sponsored by Humana Health Insurance, AARP
and other Health Insurance Companies

Classes are open for boys and girls, men and women

For more information about specific classes and times
Call 331-4088, 331-1562
Email maraifju@verizon.net


Location :: Cheriton
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Third Thursday Book Club - Local History  -  Onancock
(9/17/2015)

Naomi Makemie Presbyterian Church
89 Market Street (Market & Lee)
Onancock, VA  23417

06/18/15     A Sea Story

09/17/15     Local History

               10/15/15     One book for everyone

       11/19/15     Virginia Tourism
                                A book by P. D James 


New members welcome.  Just come to a meeting.  Everyone  is invited.

The group is not affiliated with a church 
and there is no membership fee.


Location :: Onancock

Time :: 1 PM      - 3 PM
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Museum of Chincoteague Island Cruise  -  Chincoteague Island
(9/18/2015)
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Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 4:45 PM    
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Onancock Bay Challenge  -  Onancock
(9/19/2015)

25th Onancock Bay Challenge

Great Prizes and Willie Crocket Tee Shirt Available

Sponsored by the Eastern Shore of Virginia Anglers Club

Now in its twenty-fifth year, the popular event emphasizes families and angling for the diverse fish species available on the Eastern Shore, and is broadly supported by Eastern Shore businesses. This year over $6,500 worth of prizes will be presented to registered participants in awards and drawings, and a Willie Crockett painting adorns the event’s annual tee shirt.

Youths 16 and under are eligible to fish for free in the Onancock Bay Challenge, while there is only a $25 entry fee for adults. Adult plaques, youth trophies, and gift certificates, which are sponsored by Don’s Tackle Shop, SeaHawk Sports Center, and Seaworthy Marine, will be awarded for the largest and second-largest entries in eight categories: croaker, spot, bluefish, flounder, gray trout, speckled trout, sand mullet, and red drum (18 to 26 inches long). If you happen to bring in the largest oyster toad, you’ll win something for that, too.

Sponsored merchandise awards include:
Best adult-caught fish – 75-quart Yeti cooler sponsored by Mason-Davis Realty
Best Angler’s Club member fish – Star Stellar rod & Shimano Tekota reel sponsored by Midway Auto
Best junior angler-caught fish – Penn Carnage jigging rod & Battle 6000 reel sponsored by Sam & Jean Sellard.

All participants will be entered into a random grand prize drawing for a St. Croix Tidemaster rod with Abu-Garcia Ambassadeur reel, sponsored by The Blarney Stone Pub, as well as drawings for other merchandise prizes.

Anglers must register prior to the event, and all people fishing from the same boat must be registered for the event. Fishing is with rod and reel or hand line only, and begins at 6:00 A.M. Anglers have to present their fish to be weighed in at the Onancock Wharf by 5:30 P.M., and are encouraged to release anything that they will not eat or enter in the event. Sept. 20 is the bad weather day.

Official rules and entry forms, as well as custom-designed Willie Crockett Bay Challenge tee shirts, are available at:

  • Don’s Tackle Shop
  • SeaHawk Sports Center
  • Seaworthy Marine
  • Onancock Harbormaster’s Office
  • Angler’s Club website (www.esanglersclub.org)

More Information
757-709-8697
Events page at www.esanglersclub.org


Location :: Onancock
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Basic Boating Skills  -  Machipongo
(9/19/2015)
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Location :: Machipongo

Time :: 10 AM      - 4 PM
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Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Course  -  Melfa
(9/22/2015 - 11/17/2015)

BAY STEWARDSHIP COURSE

OFFERED TO EASTERN SHORE RESIDENTS

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is accepting applications for its Eastern Shore adult education course, VoiCeS (Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards), which runs September 22 to November 17, 2015. 

 Eastern Shore Community College
29300 Lankford Highway
Melfa, VA  23410

The course of evening classes focuses on water quality and stewardship, and features in-depth sessions taught by Bay experts from CBF and other regional institutions and organizations. 

Course topics will include:

  • Local and Baywide restoration efforts
  • Chesapeake Bay history, culture and ecology
  • Current and upcoming legislation
  • Citizen action and advocacy
  • Fisheries updates
  • Agriculture and the watershed

A Bay-related field trip is included in the course, as is discussion of Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay Clean Water Blueprint aimed at restoring creeks, rivers, and the Bay. Following the class work, participants will be asked to perform a minimum 40 hours of Bay-related volunteer service. Successful graduates receive CBF’s designation as a “Chesapeake Steward.”

A $30 fee per individual ($50.00 per couple)
will cover the costs of materials and field trips

Registration is available online
https://www.cbf.org/events/voices/va-eastern-shore-registration

or call Tatum Ford
757/971-0366
tford@cbf.org


Location :: Melfa

Time :: Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:30 PM    
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Music at the Giddens' Do Drop Inn  -  Nassawadox
(9/25/2015)


The Giddens' "Legendary" 
Do Drop Inn

Honors 

Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Presenting

Bluesman Chris English &
Black Elvis & Snowflake & E. B. Mears Band

Tickets: $20 / Advance 
      $25 / Door

Dinner available 7 - 8:15 PM
$9 / per person for choice of BBQ Ribs, BBQ Chicken,
BBQ Pig Feet, Meatballs with Mac and Cheese or Brown
Rice  and Green Beans
 
Tickets will soon be available. Check back soon!

8204 Bayford Rd
Nassawadox, VA

 


Location :: Nassawadox

Time :: 7 PM    
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Fall Extravaganza  -  Melfa
(9/26/2015)

Fall Extravaganza

Eastern Shore Community College
29300 Lankford Highway
Melfa, VA 23410

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Car Show, Music, Food
Children’s Activities and Community Resource Fair


Location :: Melfa
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Basic Boating Skills  -  Machipongo
(9/26/2015)
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Location :: Machipongo

Time :: 10 AM      - 4 PM
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Chili & Chowder Cook Off  -  Chincoteague Island
(9/26/2015)
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Location :: Chincoteague Island
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Lecture on the Lawn Series - Elkington  -  Eastville
(9/27/2015)
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LECTURE ON THE LAWN SERIES

 “To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history but to articulate it.”

- Daniel Libeskind

 

EASTVILLE and CAPE CHARLES - For those who want a short respite from a busy on-the-go lifestyle and who love historic and beautiful sites, the Lecture on the Lawn series presented by the Northampton Historic Preservation Society (NHPS), provides a brief escape from the hectic 21st century.  This fall join NHPS “on the lawn” as they explore the history of two remarkable houses, Elkington and Stratton Manor.

Thomas Savage, considered to be the first permanent European settler on the Eastern Shore, received a tract of land from Debedeavon, Chief of the Accawmacke tribe, in the 1600s.  Known as Savage’s Neck, the land has seen a number of beautiful homes over the centuries, including Elkington.  Built in the last half of the 18th century, Elkington was named in honor of the first Thomas Savage’s wife, Hannah “Ann” Elkington.  During the 1800s and 1900s this “big house, little house, colonnade, and kitchen” style home was either inherited or sold by the Parker, Upshur, Scott, Willing, Nottingham, and Willis families.  Elkington’s exquisite architectural details should not be missed.

In 1790, Thomas L. Savage sold the property to John Stratton who served in the U. S. Congress from 1801-1804 and was a descendant of the builders of Stratton Manor, next in the Lecture on the Lawn series.

Located on Carr Lane in Cape Charles, Stratton Manor was built in 1764 on land deeded to Benjamin Stratton in 1636.  Stratton was a farmer and chair maker.  His son, William, inherited the property and the land was farmed by members of the Stratton family until 1878.  Construction details include Flemish bond finishes, chevrons visible in gables, and a modillioned cornice and dormer windows.  A number of outbuildings remind one of life in the 18th and 19th centuries.  Present owner, Karl Wagner, will share the history and the efforts put forth to preserve this Old Plantation Creek home.

The Lecture on the Lawn series will begin at Elkington, at 2:00 pm Sunday, September 27th.  The lectures should last approximately one hour and guests are asked to bring a lawn chair.  A $10 donation is requested upon arrival.  The next lecture, at Stratton Manor, will be held on Sunday, October 18th at 2:00 pm.  Both events are weather dependent.

For directions to each historic home please visit
www.northamptonhistoricpreservationsociety.com

For more information contact
Northampton Historic Preservation Society
757-999-1299

P.O. Box 501 ~ Eastville, Virginia ~ 23347

The Northampton Historical Preservation Society is dedicated to continuing its century long history to ensure the preservation of Northampton County, Virginia historical properties and culture for residents and visitors today and in the future through interpretation, education, advocacy programs, and restoration.

www.northamptonhistoricpreservationsociety.com


Location :: Eastville

Time :: 2 PM    
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Total Lunar Eclipse  -  Wallops Island
(9/27/2015)
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Event Details

The Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation will be on site providing expertise and high-powered telescopes.

We are going to post this announcement as the date approaches because we are afraid it may confuse visitors but in case you were wondering I listed the details of the eclipse below:

  1. Partial eclipse begins at 9:07 pm – this is cool to watch as the eclipse increases over time…
  2. Total begins at 10:11 pm
  3. Mid eclipse (moon at its darkest) at 10:47 pm
  4. Total ends at 11:23 pm
  5. Partial ends at 12:27 am

Location :: Wallops Island

Time :: 8:00 PM      - 11:30 PM
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