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Events for the Month of December, 2017

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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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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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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Third Thursday Open Mike Poetry/Storytelling Night  -  Nassawadox
(9/21/2017 - 12/21/2017)
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Ken Sutton hosts local wordsmiths and story weavers at The Great Machipongo Clam Shack.  Come out and listen or share your poems and stories.

CONTACT INFO
757-442-3800

WEBSITE
www.thegreatmachipongoclamshack.com

ADDRESS
Route 13, 6468 Lankford Highway, 23413

COST
Event free, food & drink for purchase

DATES
Third Thursday of every month

TIME
6 pm - 8 pm


Location :: Nassawadox

Time :: 6 pm      - 8 pm
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Art Show - Sundays  -  Chincoteague Island
(10/1/2017 - 12/31/2017)

Enjoy art shows every Sunday at the Kitchen Gallery, Chincoteague Cultural Alliance.

CONTACT INFO
757-336-6117

WEBSITE
www.ChincoteagueCulturalAlliance.org

ADDRESS
6309 Church Street, 23336

COST
Free

DATES
Sundays, though the year

TIME
3 pm – 5 pm


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 3 pm      - 5 pm
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Tours - Fisherman Island  -  Cape Charles
(10/7/2017 - 12/30/2017)
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Visitors to the island can expect to see remnants of military structures, a plethora of migrating and resident birds, and of course a spectacular view of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. Fisherman Island is recognized by the National Audubon Society as an "important birding area" of the Virginia Barrier Island System. 

CONTACT INFO
757-331-3425 or 757-331-2760
https://m.facebook.com/Eastern-Shore-of-VA-and-Fisherman-Island-NWR-125552347521619/

WEBSITE
https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Eastern_Shore_of_Virginia/wildlife_and_habitat/index.html 

ADDRESS
5003 Hallett Circle, 23310

COST
Free

DATES
Saturdays, October 7 - December 30

TIMES
Varies, call for information


Location :: Cape Charles
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Art – Winter Exhibition  -  Cape Charles
(11/3/2017 - 2/25/2018)
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 The Lemon Tree Gallery and Studio presents winter themed award-winning porcelain and two-dimensional art. The opening reception includes live music by Dennis Kelley with complimentary refreshments and a cash bar.

CONTACT INFO
757-331-4327

WEBSITE
www.LemonTree.Gallery

ADDRESS
301 Mason Avenue, 23310

COST
Free

DATES
Friday, November 3 – Sunday, February 25

TIMES
November 3 – Opening Reception – 6 pm – 8 pm
Exhibition - Daily – 10 am – 5 pm


Location :: Cape Charles
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Holidays - Festive Fridays  -  Cape Charles
(11/24/2017 - 12/22/2017)
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Enjoy five nights of free, family-friendly festivities during the holiday season in the downtown Cape Charles. Celebrate small-town charm featuring live entertainment, horse drawn carriage rides, luminaries, Santa & Mrs. Claus, kids’ activities, caroling, classic Christmas movies at the historic Palace Theater, and extended hours and specials at shops and restaurants.

CONTACT INFO
703-216-5206

WEBSITE
https://www.facebook.com/festivefridayscapecharles/  

ADDRESS
Mason Ave & downtown area, 23310

COST
Free, items & food for purchase

DATES
Fridays, November 24, December 1, 8, 15, 22

TIME
5 pm – 8 pm


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 5 pm      - 8 pm
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Live Music - First Fridays  -  Cape Charles
(12/1/2017 - 4/6/2018)
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Enjoy live music and food and drink specials at The Oyster Farm Seafood Eatery. 

CONTACT INFO
757-331-8660

WEBSITE
http://www.theoysterfarmatkingscreek.com/ 

ADDRESS
500 Marina Village, 23310

COST
Free event, food & drink for purchase

DATES
Fridays, December 1 - April 6

TIME
6 pm - 8:30 pm


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 6 pm      - 8:30 pm
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Holidays - Russian Tea  -  Cape Charles
(12/1/2017 - 12/29/2017)
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Join Father Frost and Snow Maiden for a cup of Russian tea and a sweet treat at Dacha Tea.

CONTACT INFO
703-340-9037

ADDRESS
439 Mason Ave, 23310

COST
Event free, food & drink for purchase

DATES
Fridays, December 1 - December 29

TIME
5 pm - 8 pm


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 5 pm      - 8 pm
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Holidays – The 27th Annual Nutcracker Ballet  -  Onley
(12/15/2017 - 12/17/2017)
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Enjoy Tchaikovsky’s ballet performed by students of the ESO School of Dance, an Eastern Shore tradition at Nandua High School.

CONTACT INFO
757-442-3226

WEBSITE
www.esoarts.org

ADDRESS
26350 Lankford Highway, 23418

COST
$15 advance, $20 at door, $5 children

DATES
Friday, December 15 – Sunday, December 17

TIMES
Friday and Saturday, 7 pm
Sunday, 2 pm


Location :: Onley

Time :: 7 pm, 12/12,12/16, 2 pm 12/17    
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Holidays – Annual Christmas Parade  -  Exmore
(12/16/2017)

Exmore’s Christmas parade begins on the south end of town at Lincoln Avenue and Main Street, heads north towards downtown, and ends at Benjamin Street near the Town park. Santa greets children at the park with coffee, cider, and goodies for everyone.

CONTACT INFO
757-442-4038

WEBSITE
www.Exmore.org

ADDRESS
Lincoln Avenue to Benjamin Street

COST
Free

DATE
Saturday, December 16

TIME
6 pm – 9 pm


Location :: Exmore

Time :: 6 pm      - 9 pm
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Holidays – Parade  -  Exmore
(12/16/2017)
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The annual Exmore Christmas Parade will take a new route this year, beginning at Main Street and Lincoln Avenue and marching south on Main Street towards Benjamin Avenue.  The parade culminates at Exmore Town Park where Santa and refreshments await.  Prizes are awarded for the best floats and marching units.

CONTACT INFO
757-442-7813

ADDRESS
Main Street, 23350

COST
FREE

DATE
Saturday, December 9

TIME
6 pm


Location :: Exmore

Time :: 6 pm    
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Live Music - George Duer  -  Nassawadox
(12/16/2017)
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Enjoy classic favorites from George as a jolly backdrop to your festive outing at The Great Machipongo Clam Shack. Delight too in finding that special gift in the Shack's retail shop including t-shirts, specialty foods, healthy hemp products, and gift certificates. 

CONTACT INFO
757-442-3800

WEBSITE
www.thegreatmachipongoclamshack.com

ADDRESS
Route 13, 6468 Lankford Highway, 23413

COST
Event free, food & drink for purchase

DATE
Saturday, December 16

TIME
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Location :: Nassawadox

Time :: 6:30 pm      - 8:30 pm
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Holidays - The Sheep Factory Christmas Open House  -  Cheriton
(12/16/2017)
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Find amazing Christmas gift ideas handmade and designed by local artist, Gayle Scott and pick up her two children's books for that special little one.  Gayle answers questions about her creative process in design, illustration and writing as well.

CONTACT INFO
757-617-3445

https://www.facebook.com/DreamWeaversFiberArt/ 

ADDRESS
21220 South Bayside Rd, 23310

COST
Event free

DATE
Saturday, December 16

TIME
10 am - 2 pm


Location :: Cheriton

Time :: 10 am      - 2 pm
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Holidays - Breakfast With Santa  -  Cape Charles
(12/17/2017)

Enjoy a large breakfast buffet and photo op with Santa at The Oyster Farm at Kings Creek.

CONTACT INFO
757-331-8660

WEBSITE
www.TheOysterFarmAtKingsCreek.com

ADDRESS
500 Marina Village Circle, 23310

COST
$11

DATE
Sunday, December 17

TIME
9 am - 12 pm


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 9 am      - 12 pm
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Holidays - Kids' Art Class  -  Chincoteague Island
(12/19/2017)
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Kids or kids at heart ages eight and up learn techniques of collage and mixed media with instructor Cindy Faith at the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance. No experience needed. 

CONTACT INFO
757-381-7733 

WEBSITE
https://www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org/adult--youth-classes.html 

ADDRESS
6309 Church Street, 23336

COST
$18, all supplies included

DATE
Thursday, December 19

TIME
1 pm – 3 pm


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 1 pm      - 3 pm
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Art Class - Wine and Design with Kathy Grook  -  Cape Charles
(12/19/2017)
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Lemon Tree Gallery and Studio presents Kathy Grook's sea glass workshop where you can design your own elegant wine glasses. Complimentary wine and cheese.

CONTACT INFO
757-331-4327

WEBSITE
www.LemonTree.Gallery

ADDRESS
301 Mason Avenue, 23310

COST
$50

DATE
Tuesday, December 19

TIME
6:30 pm


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 6:30 pm    
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Holidays - Special Craft Time  -  Cape Charles
(12/20/2017)
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Have lots of fun making special holiday crafts creating your own cards and gift wrap at the Cape Charles Memorial Library. Children 5 and younger are to be accompied by a parent.

CONTACT INFO
https://www.facebook.com/CapeCharlesMemorialLibrary/ 

757-331-1300 

ADDRESS
201 Mason Ave, 23310

COST
Free

DATE
Wednesday, December 20

TIMES
10:30 am

2 pm
Call to sign-up for the first or second session


Location :: Cape Charles
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Live Music – Big Wide Grin  -  Cape Charles
(12/20/2017)

Vintage 209 presents a special mid-week concert featuring the fabulous music of Elaine Dempsey & Karl Werne of Big Wide Grin.

CONTACT INFO
757-331-2433

ADDRESS
209 Mason Avenue, 23310

COST
Donation

DATE
Wednesday, December 20

TIME
7 pm – 10 pm


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 7 pm       - 10 pm
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Holidays - Bubbly & Brie: Wine & Cheese Tasting Class  -  Chincoteague Island
(12/21/2017)
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At this holiday-inspired cheese and wine pairing class for ages 21 and up, learn from instructor Sarah Mason how to craft a winter cheese plate and what wines to serve with it. Presented at the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance.  

CONTACT INFO
757-381-7733 

WEBSITE
https://www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org/adult--youth-classes.html 

ADDRESS
6309 Church Street, 23336

COST
$45, all supplies included

DATE
Thursday, December 21

TIME
7 pm – 9 pm


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 7 pm       - 9 pm
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Live Music - Americana Lovebirds  -  Nassawadox
(12/22/2017)
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The Great Machipongo Clam Shack presents Amy Celeste Young-Beard and Jason McKinzie as they bring their music and holiday joy to the stage with folk and country favorites and holiday classics.

CONTACT INFO
757-442-3800

WEBSITE
www.thegreatmachipongoclamshack.com
www.americanalovebirds.com 

ADDRESS
Route 13, 6468 Lankford Highway, 23413

COST
Event free, food & drink for purchase

DATE
Friday, December 22

TIME
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Location :: Nassawadox

Time :: 6:30 pm      - 8:30 pm
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Holidays – Live Music – Ally Tarwater  -  Cape Charles
(12/22/2017)
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Lemon Tree Gallery and Studio presents the soothing sounds of classical music by Ally Tarwater on flute and ukulele. Complimentary refreshments/cash bar.

CONTACT INFO
757-331-4327

WEBSITE
www.LemonTree.Gallery

ADDRESS
301 Mason Avenue, 23310

COST
Free

DATE
Friday, December 22

TIME
6 pm – 8 pm


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 6 pm      - 8 pm
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Holidays – Snow Queen Visits  -  Cape Charles
(12/22/2017)
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Enchant your children with a visit to the Lemon Tree Gallery and Studio to see what the Snow Queen has brought from Bearland.  Hot chocolate and cookies served.

CONTACT INFO
757-331-4327

WEBSITE
www.LemonTree.Gallery

ADDRESS
301 Mason Avenue, 23310

COST
Free

DATE
Friday, December 22

TIME
7 pm


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 7 pm     
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Live Music - The Reasoners  -  Nassawadox
(12/23/2017)
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Enjoy Red Miller, David Parks and Christopher Nacy (harmonica) playing classic rock, oldies, and blues favorites. Also find those last minute gifts in the Shack's retail area.

CONTACT INFO
757-442-3800

WEBSITE
www.thegreatmachipongoclamshack.com

ADDRESS
Route 13, 6468 Lankford Highway, 23413

COST
Event free, food & drink for purchase

DATE
Saturday, December 23

TIME
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Location :: Nassawadox

Time :: 6:30 pm      - 8:30 pm
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Live Music - Emily Guemple  -  Nassawadox
(12/29/2017)
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Treat yourself to a night of great music with Emily Guemple while enjoying awesome food at the Great Machipongo Clam Shack.

CONTACT INFO
757-442-3800

WEBSITE
www.thegreatmachipongoclamshack.com

ADDRESS
Route 13, 6468 Lankford Highway, 23413

COST
Event free, food & drink for purchase

DATE
Friday, December 29

TIME
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Location :: Nassawadox

Time :: 6:30 pm      - 8:30 pm
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Holidays – Live Music with Ghost Town Union  -  Cape Charles
(12/29/2017)

Lemon Tree Gallery and Studio presents Pre-New Year’s Eve Bash with Ghost Town Union. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and a cash bar.

CONTACT INFO
757-331-4327 

WEBSITE
www.LemonTree.Gallery

ADDRESS
301 Mason Avenue, 23310

COST
Free

DATE
Friday, December 29 

TIME
6 pm – 8 pm


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 6 pm      - 8 pm
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Live Music – Jeremy & John Lasley  -  Cape Charles
(12/30/2017)

Vintage 209 presents the father and son duo, Jeremy & John Lasley.

CONTACT INFO
757-331-2433

ADDRESS
209 Mason Avenue, 23310

COST
Donation

DATE
Saturday, December 30

TIME
7 pm – 10 pm


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 7 pm       - 10 pm
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Live Music – Chris English Duo  -  Eastville
(12/30/2017)

Yuk Yuk and Joe's restaurant presents great blues music with the Chris English Duo.

CONTACT INFO
757-678-7870

WEBSITE
www.YukYukandJoes.com

ADDRESS
15617 Courthouse Road, 23347

COST
Event free, food & drink for purchase

DATE
Saturday, December 30

TIME
8:30 pm – 11:30 pm


Location :: Eastville

Time :: 8:30 pm      - 11:30 pm
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Live Music - Jeff Madson  -  Nassawadox
(12/30/2017)
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Ring out the old year at The Great Machipongo Clam Shack as Jeff Madson, a Clam Shack regular offers classic renditions with his rich vocals of blues, rock, folk, and more.

CONTACT INFO
757-442-3800

WEBSITE
www.thegreatmachipongoclamshack.com

ADDRESS
Route 13, 6468 Lankford Highway, 23413

COST
Event free, food & drink for purchase

DATE
Saturday, December 30

TIME
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Location :: Nassawadox

Time :: 6:30 pm      - 8:30 pm
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Holidays – New Year’s Eve – Pony Island Horseshoe Drop & Costume Promenade  -  Chincoteague Island
(12/31/2017)
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Celebrate in Robert Reed Downtown Park on New Year’s Eve with a promenade of crazy costumes just before the lighted horseshoe drops to ring in the new year.

CONTACT INFO
757-336-6519

ADDRESS
4083 Main Street, 23336

WEBSITE
http://www.chincoteaguechristmas.com/events.html#e2

COST
Free

DATE
Sunday, December 31

TIME
10:45 pm


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 10:45 pm    
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Holidays - Live Music for New Years Eve  -  Chincoteague Island
(12/31/2017)
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The Chincoteague Island Arts Organization presents award winning musician, Deanna Bogart, playing "blusion" (blues and boogie) at The Island Theatre.

CONTACT INFO
757-702-2170

WEBSITE
www.ciArts.org

ADDRESS
4074 Main Street, 23336

COST
$30

DATE
Sunday, December 31

TIME
8 pm


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 8 pm    
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Holidays - Fifth Annual Dropping of the Crab Pot  -  Cape Charles
(12/31/2017)
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Ring in the New Year with this festive annual event at Central Park then celebrate early with us at the first “Before the Pot Drops” party. Enjoy hors d’ oeuvres and desserts provided by The Local. 

CONTACT INFO
757-331-3259

ADDRESS
217 Peach St, 23310

COST
25$, call to purchase tickets

DATE
Friday, December 31

TIME
10 pm


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 10 pm    
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