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Events for the Month of October, 2014


Birthday Party Packages - Delmarva Discovery Center  -  Eastern Shore
(10/1/2013 - 12/31/2014)
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Location :: Eastern Shore
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Film - Watermen - Barrier Islands Center  -  Machipongo
(7/14/2014 - 12/31/2014)
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Barrier Islands Center

7295 Young Street
Machipongo, VA  23405


Location :: Machipongo
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Flat Footing Fridays at the BIC!  -  Machipongo
(7/25/2014 - 12/26/2014)
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Barrier Islands Center

7295 Young Street
Machipongo, VA  23405


Location :: Machipongo

Time :: Last Fridays, 7 - 9 PM    
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Beginning Birding Classes and Field Trips - Barrier Island Center  -  Machipongo
(8/8/2014 - 10/3/2014)

 

 

NEW CLASS at the Barrier Islands Center!

Beginning Birding with Roberta Kellam

 

   

Barrier Islands Center

7295 Young Street
Machipongo, VA  23405

Please visit our website at www.barrierislandscenter.com.


Location :: Machipongo

Time :: Classroom: 8/8, 8/29, 9/19 - 2-3:30 PM; Field Trips: 8/15, 9/12, 10/3    
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Master Naturalists Training Course  -  Onancock
(9/11/2014 - 11/13/2014)

Eastern Shore

Master Naturalists Training Course

Historic Onancock School
6 College Avenue
Onancock, VA  23417

Registration is open for the Eastern Shore Master Naturalists
2014 Basic Training Course

The training, which consists of classroom and field sessions, offers an overview of the special character of the Shore’s natural history led by experts in their field.   Topics covered include botany, geology, forestry, entomology, and ornithology, as well as the natural processes that create the barrier islands and the bayside coasts.               

No special skills or knowledge are required – just a curiosity about the Shore’s environment and ecology and how it all works together.    The training is also an ideal way to meet others with similar interests, and it provides an avenue for future participation in citizen science projects, stewardship and outreach.

Fee for the 10-week course: $95
covers all materials and field trips

Space is limited and pre-registration is necessary

For more information and to download the registration form visit
http://masternaturalistesva.com

or call Susan Vreeland
757-442-7029


Location :: Onancock

Time :: Thursdays,     
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Birding and Wildlife Festival  -  Eastern Shore
(10/10/2014 - 10/12/2014)

22nd Annual

Eastern Shore
Birding and Wildlife Festival


Location :: Eastern Shore
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Workshop - Native American Tools and Flint Knapping  -  Wallops Island
(10/11/2014)
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Workshop

Native American Tools

and Flint Knapping



Chincoteague Bay Field Station

34001 Mill Dam Road
Wallops Island, VA  23337

During the flint knapping workshop students will take a voyage back in time, learning the ancient skill of stone tool making.  The flint knapping class will begin by looking into how rocks break.  Working with glass and flint, class participants will focus on the proper form and early stages of reduction which include percussion flaking, and bi-facing.

Age 18 and older / $125 per person

More Details
757-824-5636
www.cbfieldstation.org


Location :: Wallops Island

Time :: 8:30 AM      - 4:00 PM
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Workshop - Nature Journaling  -  Wallops Island
(10/11/2014)
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Workshop

Nature

Journaling


Chincoteague Bay Field Station

34001 Mill Dam Road
Wallops Island, VA  23337

Interested in honing your observation skills and seeing the world in new ways? Learn the techniques of keeping a Nature Journal! Nature journaling helps us connect with our surroundings in a new way and encourages us to make room in our lives for observation of the natural world. Nature Journaling is a great way to develop observation abilities and creative techniques while learning about the surrounding environment. Through a series of drawing and writing exercises we will practice journaling techniques by recording our feelings, questions and observations. The focus of this nature journaling workshop is to relax, enjoy the moment and have fun with natural subjects. No previous art experience is needed!

Program cost includes instruction, lunch,
transportation to field sites and all nature journaling materials

Age 16 and older / $45 per person

More Details
757-824-5636
www.cbfieldstation.org


Location :: Wallops Island

Time :: 8:30 AM      - 3:30 PM
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Workshop - Hand Spinning and Natural Dyeing  -  Wallops Island
(10/11/2014)
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Workshop

Hand Spinning

and Natural Dyeing



Chincoteague Bay Field Station

34001 Mill Dam Road
Wallops Island, VA  23337


Calling all knitters!  Have you ever wanted to create your own yarn? In this day long workshop join local spinner, researcher, writer and educator, Nancy Ferguson, to learn the secrets of hand spinning and dyeing.  Did you know that sheep once roamed the woods and open spaces on Assateague?  Listen and learn as Nancy interprets the history, form, and function of the sheep and wool spinning on mid-Atlantic barrier islands. Program participants will learn the process of dyeing wool and how to turn it into yarn for knitting. Each participant will receive a take home kit with all of the supplies needed to created yarn at home.

Lunch is included

Age 16 and older / $55 per person

More Details
757-824-5636
www.cbfieldstation.org


Location :: Wallops Island

Time :: 8:30 AM      - 3:30 AM
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2nd Saturday Art Stroll  -  Chincoteague Island
(10/11/2014)
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2nd Saturday

Art Stroll

On the Second Saturday of each month, from April through November, the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance sponsors the 2nd Saturday Art Stroll featuring:

Arts and Crafts Demonstrations, Exhibits, Live Music,
Readings and Book Signings,
Wine Tastings...
and the unexpected.

The Art Stroll takes place at participating galleries and shops around the Island  from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.  In many cases, there are also special events during the day at the downtown park.  Come out and meet local artists, see exhibits of a wide variety of visual arts, listen to live music and MORE! 


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 6 PM      - 10 PM
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Oyster Festival  -  Chincoteague Island
(10/11/2014)
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42nd ANNUAL

CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND

OYSTER FESTIVAL


All you can eat from Noon to 4 p.m.
$40 per person (ages 5 & up.)
OYSTERS, OYSTERS, OYSTERS...
on the half shell, steamed, single fried, fritters,
clam chowder, clam fritters, steamed crabs,
salad bar, french fries, hush puppies, hot dogs,
Coke and more.....

This event is held to promote the seafood industry and  
mark the arrival of the oyster season. It is an all you can
eat festival consisting of oysters - raw, steamed, fritters,
and single fried; steamed crabs; clam fritters; clam
chowder; hush puppies; salad bar; hot dogs;
and various beverages.

There will be live entertainment for everyone's enjoyment. An Extravaganza Raffle is held. The winner will receive T-shirts, tickets, lodging, gift certificates for meals and
much more for the following year's festival.

A favorite at the festival is the "Best Place/Space Award." This is given to the best decorated area. Call the chamber
for details. There will also be a variety of souvenirs
available for purchase. 

 
This is an advance-ticketed event
Tickets sell out quickly
There are usually no tickets sold at the gate
Order e-tickets online
at www.chincoteaguechamber.com

Admission Fee: $40 Adults
Children Under 5 Are Free
All Sales are Final

Festival Held Rain or Shine

No pets inside the festival grounds

Tom's Cove Campground
8128 Beebe Road
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
(757) 336-6498

www.tomscovepark.com
joboo@shore.intercom.net

Contact
Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce
6733 Maddox Boulevard
Chincoteague Island, VA  23336
757-336-6161

chincochamber@verizon.net
www.chincoteaguechamber.com
www.chincoteagueoysterfestival.com


Location :: Chincoteague Island
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Between the Waters Bike Tour  -  Onancock
(10/25/2014)

Between the Waters Bike Tour
Onancock, VA
Saturday, October 25, 2014

There is no better way to explore the Eastern Shore of Virginia than by bike.  The Between the Waters Bike Tour is sponsored by Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore (CBES) and  winds through interesting historic towns and communities and along back roads to scenic rest stops that overlook the Atlantic seaside and the Chesapeake Bay.  The Bike Tour is scheduled for the 4th Saturday in October with start/finish locations rotating between Wachapreague, Nassawadox, Onancock and Cape Charles.

This one day bike tour is an ecotourism event for CBES, a non-profit organization serving Northampton and Accomack counties, and the Between the Waters Bike Tour is one of the major fundraisers of the year for this group. With very little vehicle traffic, the ride is sure to be relaxed and peaceful as well as easygoing because of the flat terrain. Snack and drink stops are provided and a complimentary picnic lunch is served.

Riders have a choice of either 20, 40, 60 or 100-mile routes with staggered start times.

2014 Bike Tour eBrochure

Online Registration

Downloadable PDF Registration Form

Riders come from the Tidewater region as well as from North Carolina, Maryland and the D.C. area.  Word has gotten out that it’s a good ride through some beautiful countryside.  There is more to the Eastern Shore than just Route 13.

Come for the day or enjoy the Shore for the weekend.  CBES offers a Friday afternoon guided fun ride that usually has a 10 and 20 mile route for riders to enjoy.  There are many lodging choices available from the quaint B&Bs in several of our towns, warm and friendly hotels and motels as well as rental houses.

Questions?
757-678-7157
Phyllis@CBES.org
www.CBES.org


Location :: Onancock
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Haunted Harbor  -  Cape Charles
(10/25/2014)

Cape Charles Haunted Harbor


Location :: Cape Charles
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