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Virginia's Eastern Shore Wine & Brine  -  Eastern Shore
(10/1/2016 - 12/31/2016)

Merroir & Terroir: Oyster Extravaganza
Saturday, November 12, 2016

In November we officially celebrate the Eastern Shore's very unique viticulture and aquaculture offerings. It is the time to tout the hyper-local benefits of growing grapes within steps of what is literally the best aqua farming in the U.S. Learn More »

Church Creek Wine & Oyster Tours
Saturdays October - December

A singular, epicurean opportunity to learn about aquaculture and viticulture on Virginia's Eastern Shore with our partners at Shooting Point Oyster Company aboard the Oyster Queen in Church Creek and at Chatham Vineyards. Learn More »

Artisans Guild Open Studio & Vineyard Tour
Thanksgiving Weekend
November 25 & 26

A free, self-directed and self-driven tour. There are 13 stops in Accomack & Northampton counties, stretching from Cape Charles in the south to Onancock in the north. The stops include nine artisan & art studios, two historical buildings, an alpaca farm & Chatham Vineyards. Learn More »

WIN A WEEKEND GETAWAY ON THE SHORE!

JOIN THE WINE & BRINE MAILING LIST and you'll be entered to win a Wine & Brine Getaway on The Shore. This November 11-13 Getaway includes:

Sunday lunch at The Shanty or The Oyster Farm at Kings Creek (your choice!)


Location :: Eastern Shore
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North Street Playhouse Intermediate Contemporary Dance  -  Onancock
(10/3/2016 - 12/6/2016)

Intermediate Contemporary Dance

Mondays beginning October 3

Cost: $75.00 a month

(Adults Welcome)

*Contact Mary A. Stiegelbauer for placement:

northstreetplayhouse@gmail.com*5


Location :: Onancock
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The North Street Playhouse,Inc. Beginner Contemporary Dance  -  Onancock
(10/4/2016 - 12/27/2016)

Tuesdays: Beginning: October 4 

Beginner Contemporary Dance

Cost: $55.00 a month

(Adults Welcome)

*Contact Mary A. Stiegelbauer for placement:

northstreetplayhouse@gmail.com*


Location :: Onancock

Time :: 4:30 pm      - 5:45 pm
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Chincoteague Island Library- Tales 4 Tots, Nov. - Dec.  -  Chincoteague Island
(11/3/2016 - 12/15/2016)

Fall Season Library Program- Tales 4 Tots

Thursdays from Oct.6-Dec. 15.  Ages 2-5 with adult.

Regular library hours are Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat.- 10am - 5 pm. Thursday 1pm - 8 pm

chincoteagueislandlibrary.org    4077 Main Street
757-336-3460


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 10 AM    
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Festive Fridays in Cape Charles  -  Cape Charles
(11/25/2016 - 12/23/2016)
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All shops are open until 8:00 p.m.
Discounts, door prizes
Open houses
Carriage rides
Santa and Mrs. Claus
Peter Hartzler at the Strawberry Street Stage from 5 pm - 8 pm, Nov. 25
"A Christmas Story" (Free movie) at the Historic Palace Theatre- Nov. 25
"It's A Wonderful Life" (Free) at the Historic Palace Theatre- Dec. 2
Special deals at local restaurants


Click here for more details Festive Fridays


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 5 PM      - 8PM
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CCA's Annual Photo Contest  -  Chincoteague Island
(12/1/2016 - 1/15/2017)

CCA's Annual Photo Contest invites you to submit photos taken anytime during 2016 anywhere on Chincoteague or Assateague. Entries for the 2016 photo contest can be submitted between December 1, 2016 and January 15, 2017. 

First prize: $100
Second prize: $50
Third prize: $30
Honorable mentions: Island Creamery gift certificates
Winners will be exhibited at CCA in June 2017.

To enter the 2016 Photo Contest start here

CCA 2017 Calendars featuring winners from the 2015 photo contest are on sale now and make great stocking stuffers. Purchase calendars online  or at Sundial Books. 
View past contest winners here


Location :: Chincoteague Island
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Downtown Market - The Local & FollowTheFood's Chef Jason  -  Cheriton
(12/2/2016 - 12/23/2016)
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Cheriton's Downtown Market will continue Fridays until Christmas. Artisans and other entrepreneurs are welcome. FollowTheFood's Chef Jason will be serving up coffee, pastries and delicious lunch specials. The Local offering Southwest Jewelry in December. 

21229 S Bayside 


Location :: Cheriton
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SouthEast Expeditions - build your own kayak workshop  -  Cape Charles
(12/3/2016 - 12/11/2016)

Cape Charles selected as site for build your own kayak workshop: Join Dave Burden of SouthEast Expeditions at his store (209 Mason Avenue in Cape Charles) and build your own traditional kayak with the help of skilled craftsman. Build and take home your own traditional skin-on-frame kayak under the direction of Kiliii Yuyan, founder of Sea Wolf Kayaks and indigenous boatbuilder. The kayaks are exceptionally light (28 pounds) and durable, and the design is based on the knowledge and skills taught to Kiliii by both native and revivalist kayak builders.

The cost of the workshop is $1,600 and includes instruction and all building materials for the kayak and a traditional Greenland paddle. Click on seawolfkayak.com to learn more about the workshop and these beautiful kayaks. 


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 8:30 AM      - 5 PM
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BIC Coffee Hour Lecture Series: "Hymn to the Chesapeake" Poetry Reading  -  Machipongo
(12/4/2016)
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 Barrier Islands Center's Coffee Hour Lecture Series:

Hymn to the Chesapeake Poetry Reading by poet Robert Arthur

Cost: Free Poet, novelist, and playwright, Robert P. Arthur will read from his acclaimed book of poetry Hymn to the Chesapeake. He is the President of the Poetry Society of Virginia and was a runner-up for Poet Laureate of Virginia in 2008 and 2010. He has written and published over twenty books of poetry, fiction and plays and 1,500 articles on the arts.

Call 678-5550 or sign up online at barrierislandscenter.org

7295 Young Street


Location :: Machipongo

Time :: 10:30 AM    
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BIC Children's Program: Annual Twisted Christmas Holiday Fun  -  Machipongo
(12/4/2016)
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Annual Twisted Christmas Holiday Fun:

Barrier Islands Center's

 

"How Did Santa Get

Down a Twisted Chimney?

 

  Book reading and Christmas Workshop (ages 4-12)   2 -4 p.m.  Class size is limited. What a fun way to ring in the holidays! Join author Andrew Barbour as he reads The Hog Island Sheep in a Twisted Christmas Tale -a holiday favorite about an orphan, a very twisted chimney, and those wily Hog Island sheep. Students may stay to decorate their own yummy house complete with a twisted chimney just like the one located in the historic almshouse attic. Holiday refreshments will be served. Ho, Ho, Whoa! Cost of class: $25

Call 678-5550 or sign up online at barrierislandscenter.org

7295 Young Street


Location :: Machipongo

Time :: 2 PM    
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Christmas Wine Tasting  -  Cape Charles
(12/4/2016)
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Gull Hummock is teaming up with The Oyster Farm for a Christmas Wine Tasting. Tickets will be available at Gull Hummock. 

Gull Hummock Gourmet Market
115 Mason Ave
Cape Charles, VA 23310
757-331-1500 


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 4 PM      - 7 PM
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Lemon Tree Gallery and Studio- Conversation Cafe about In-Lawfully Yours  -  Cape Charles
(12/4/2016)
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Join us for coffee, pastries, and conservation about the fun romantic comendy filmed right here in Cape Charles.  Screening at Palace Theatre Dec. 3.  Free Admission.

301 Mason Ave
757-331-4327
https://www.facebook.com/lemontreecapecharles


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 11 AM      - 1:00 PM
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Brownsville Holiday Open House at The Nature Conservancy’s Brownsville Preserve  -  Nassawadox
(12/7/2016)
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The staff of The Nature Conservancy's Virginia Coast Reserve invites you and yours to join us for good cheer and celebration of the season at our annual Brownsville Holiday Open House!

Bring your family! Bring your friends! Tour the historic home, visit with staff, and indulge in apple cider, homemade sweets, cheeses, and ham biscuits. We'll have wagon rides around the preserve and a roaring fire outside to warm your spirits. 

​FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

 The Nature Conservancy's Brownsville Preserve
11369 Brownsville Road
Nassawadox, VA 23413

(757) 442-3049


Location :: Nassawadox

Time :: 4 PM      - 8PM
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The Tropicalization of Coastal Wetlands Public Seminar Series  -  Wachapreague
(12/7/2016)

 

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science Eastern Shore Laboratory will hold their public seminar series on the first Wednesday of the month.  We hope you will be able to join us.

Ms. Cora Ann Johnston
PhD Student
University of Maryland

Around the world, mangroves are marching poleward, displacing temperate saltmarshes. Fish, crabs, and shrimp depend on coastal wetlands, so changes from grassy marshes to woody mangrove forests have the potential to impact habitat for many marine animals. This research, completed along the Atlantic Coast of Florida, compares the quality of mangrove and marsh habitat for marine species, especially crabs, and helps determine how shifts from marshes to mangroves will shape communities of marine animals.

The seminar is free and open to everyone.  Seating capacity is 60 people and space is available on a first come-first serve basis.  Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.  For further information call VIMS at 787-5816.

If you would like to access the seminar on your home computer, please go to:
http://vims.adobeconnect.com/afterhours and log in as a guest at the date/time of the event.


Location :: Wachapreague

Time :: 7:30 PM    
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The Great Machipongo Clam Shack- First Wednesday Open Mike Night  -  Nassawadox
(12/7/2016)
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First Wednesday Open Mike Night

Local musicians take the stage hosted by Peg Volk.  This month is the annual Holiday Edition!  So get your elf ears on and come listen to some great local talent!
Reservations recommended at 757-442-3800. www.thegreatmachipongoclamshack.com


Location :: Nassawadox

Time :: 6 PM      - 10 PM
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14th Annual Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shootout- Oyster Farm  -  Cape Charles
(12/8/2016 - 12/10/2016)

14th Annual Mid-Atlantic Rockfish ShootOut

Again the Oyster Farm will be taking part in the Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shoot Out!! We are an official Weigh Station of the event. We also will have discounted Slip and Villa Rentals

For more information, contact 331-8640.


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 8 AM      - 2 PM
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The U.S. Fleet Forces Band Holiday Pops Concert  -  Onley
(12/8/2016)
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The U.S. Fleet Forces Band Holiday Pops Concert at Nandua High School.  This event is free to the Public! 

26350 Lankford Hwy. Onley, VA 23418

Tickets are available at:
H&H Pharmacy 757-824-4477
T's Corner 757-824-5935
Book Bin 757-787-7866 


Location :: Onley

Time :: 7 PM    
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NASA Lecture Series - History of Wallops Island - 1959-1980  -  Wallops Island
(12/8/2016)
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Location :: Wallops Island

Time :: 5 PM    
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Santa House Cape Charles Christian School  -  Cape Charles
(12/9/2016 - 12/16/2016)
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Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 5 PM      - 8 PM
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NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center- STEM in the Sky Astronomy Series  -  Wallops Island
(12/9/2016)
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STEM in the Sky Astronomy Series - Earth’s Moon

The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center and its partner the Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation will host the first installment of the STEM in the Sky Astronomy Series. This series will kick off with an exploration of the Earth’s Moon and will also feature a new constellation tour of the night sky.

The event begins with an astronomy presentation at the NASA Visitor Center’s Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. followed by night sky observations through telescopes and binoculars on the grounds of the Visitor Center from 7:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. A new constellation tour of the night sky will be offered at 8:30 p.m. The constellation tour is limited to 25 people and will be available on a first come first serve basis. Astronomy-themed movies, hands-on activities and crafts also will be available throughout the event.

The event is free and open to the public. The Astronomy presentation will take place regardless of weather; however, the telescope viewing and constellation tour are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.

The STEM in the Sky Astronomy Series will continue in 2017 with exploration of the Earth’s Sun in January, Jupiter in May, and ending with the Solar Eclipse in August. For more information about the STEM in the Sky Astronomy Series call 757-824-1344.


Location :: Wallops Island

Time :: 7 PM      - 10 PM
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Science and Philosophy Seminar- "Osteoporosis: When You Need Treatment, and When You Dont't."  -  Eastern Shore
(12/9/2016)
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Osteoporosis: When You Need Treatment, and When You Don’t

 Science and Philosophy Seminar of the Eastern Shore of Virginia has scheduled a seminar, “Osteoporosis:  When You Need Treatment, and When You Don’t.”  The free 90-minute seminar will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, December 9 in the Lecture Hall of the Eastern Shore Community College, 29300 Lankford Hwy, Melfa, VA 23410.

 Paul Rochmis will lead the Seminar and discuss how patients are treated with medication because the words “osteoporosis” or “osteopenia” were seen in a report, but how the real issue is the risk of bone fragility fracture, and how this risk is evaluated, and then minimized.

 Rochmis is a retired rheumatologist who worked in Northern Virginia.

 These seminars are occasionally rescheduled on short notice. Prospective attendees are urged to check the Seminar’s website (www.SciPhi.org) shortly before a scheduled date.

 Science and Philosophy Seminar is an informally organized group that meets more or less regularly to explore and discuss a wide array of topics, ranging from philosophical speculation to scientific research.  All Seminars are open to the public. Admission is free.


Location :: Eastern Shore

Time :: 12:30 PM      - 2 PM
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The Great Machipongo Clam Shack- Live Music- Pete Hartzler  -  Nassawadox
(12/9/2016)
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Pete Hartzler Performing

Pete plays some awesome acoustic classics! Come enjoy great food, local music and fun with friends!
Call 442-3800 for info and reservations or visit www.thegreatmachipongoclamshack.com.

 

 


Location :: Nassawadox

Time :: 6:30 PM      - 8:30 PM
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Santa House at Cape Charles Christian School  -  Cape Charles
(12/9/2016)
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Santa House at Cape Charles Christian School

Come out and visit Santa, make crafts and even do a little Christmas shopping while supporting the Christian School.

Cape Charles Christian School
237 Tazewell Avenue 
Cape Charles, VA 23310
757-331-1717


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 8 PM    
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Lemon Tree Gallery and Studio- Open Mic Night  -  Cape Charles
(12/9/2016)
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301 Mason Ave
757-331-4327
https://www.facebook.com/lemontreecapecharles


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 6 PM      - 8PM
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Festive Fridays  -  Cape Charles
(12/9/2016)

Festive Fridays in Cape Charles

Experience Cape Charles' Christmas Charm with free, family - friendly festivities from 5:00 - 8:00 PM. Live local music, Carriage Rides, Santa & Mrs. Claus, Kids' Activities, Luminaries, Open Houses, Door Prizes, Restaurant Specials, Shops Open 'til 8:00 PM. Free Movie Screening of Elf at the Historic Palace Theater begins at 8:00 PM.

Click here for more details Festive Fridays


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 5:00 PM      - 8:00
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North Street Playhouse production - Santa's Mixed Bag  -  Onancock
(12/9/2016 - 12/11/2016)
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Something NEW this holiday season...An evening of songs, sketches, and surprises, filled with laughter and love - just as the holidays always should be! Directed by Mary A. Stiegelbauer, Melanie Walker, and Anna Sterrett, and featuring many of our veteran theatre and dance students, as well as several new faces, this ''mixed bag'' promises to be a highlight of your family's holiday celebrations!

Ticket: $20 Adult, $18 Senior, $10 Student
Call us at (757) 787-2050 or visit our website at http://www.northstreetplayhouse.com/tickets to reserve your tickets!

Be sure to get your tickets ahead of time!!!

 




Location :: Onancock
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Onancock Christmas Homes Tour 2016  -  Onancock
(12/10/2016 - 12/11/2016)
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Six historic Onancock homes decorated for the holidays. A rare opportunity to tour these beautiful homes.
Learn about the unique history and architectural significance

Click here for more details Holiday Homes Tour

 


Location :: Onancock

Time :: 1 PM      - 5 PM
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Tool Mania Fundraiser for Cape Charles Fire Department  -  Cape Charles
(12/10/2016)

Tool Mania Fundraiser

Come join us at the Cape Charles Fire Department for their biggest fundraiser of the year. Tickets are $25 per person. You do not have to be present to win. If you win a prize, you are re-entered for continued chances to win. To purchase tickets, contact a Cape Charles fireman, come by the Town Office in Cape Charles or call Jeb Brady at 757-651-5154.

501 Mason Avenue
Cape Charles, VA 23310
757-331-2826


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 3 PM      - 8PM
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December events - Town of  -  Exmore
(12/10/2016)

Greater Exmore Business Association Open House. Participating retailers and boutiques in Downtown Exmore will be offering complimentary Holiday refreshments and special discounts to make your gift shopping easier and more enjoyable. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come early and shop, then stay to watch the Annual Christmas Parade roll down Main Street at 6 p.m.

Annual Christmas Parade sponsored by the Exmore Fire Department. Floats, prizes, giveaways and more as Santa and the colorful, festive parade roll down Main Street. 6:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to participate. 


Location :: Exmore

Time :: 10 AM    
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Giddens’ Legendary Do Drop Inn Holiday Bash- Cole Stevens and The Delta Daggers  -  Weirwood
(12/10/2016)
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Rhythm, Roots & Blues... for real feel good music…

Cole Stevens- guitar & vocals

Smilin' Jack Campbell- harmonica & vocals

Peter Zink- drums & vocals

Michael Kazalski- bass & vocals

Food available for sale. $10/admission

8204 Bayford Road, Weirwood, VA  23413
Call 757-442-2139 for info.


Location :: Weirwood

Time :: 7:30 PM    
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The Great Machipongo Clam Shack- Live Music- Jeff Madson  -  Nassawadox
(12/10/2016)
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Jeff Madson Performing

Jeff is a local musician with an amazing array of cover songs that he makes his own.  A great evening of non-stop music for your ears! Call 442-3800 for info and reservations. www.thegreatmachipongoclamshack.com.


Location :: Nassawadox

Time :: 6:30 PM      - 8PM
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IM Academy of Dance Master Class conducted by Mr. Elbert Watson  -  Cheriton
(12/10/2016)

Modern Dance Master Class by Elbert Watson: Students, performers, choreographers and teachers are welcome to attend this Master Class conducted by Mr. Elbert Watson at IM Academy of Dance. Mr. Watson, has danced with the Alvin Ailey Dance Company and has performed in many parts of the world. Mr. Watson is Dance Master at Norfolk Academy where he teaches classical Ballet, Contemporary and Modern dance, Jazz, Musical Theatre and choreography. He is also Director of the Elbert Watson Dance Company.

Modern Dance Master Class costs $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for students. For more information and to register by December 8, call: 331-1562, 331-4088, email maraifju@verizon.net or come to IM Academy of Dance at 21223 N. Bayside Rd. in Cheriton.


Location :: Cheriton

Time :: 10 AM    
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Historic Cokesbury Church Annual Music Festival  -  Onancock
(12/10/2016)
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Historic Cokesbury Church will host a free Music Festival. A variety of musical performances are planned from 2-6 p.m. The Orchestra of the Eastern Shore, directed by Dr. Paul Kim presents a performance with chorus and vocal soloists of selections from Handel’s Messiah plus the Hallelujah Chorus. This is the starting number of the annual Christmas concert at Cokesbury and will be followed by performances by other local groups. Drop in anytime and join in the sing-along. For thirteen years, the Christmas Music Festival has been co-sponsored by Cokesbury Church with OBCA (the Onancock Business and Civic Association) in conjunction with the annual Christmas Homes Tour to benefit a local charity.

13 Market Street downtown Onancock


Location :: Onancock

Time :: 2 PM      - 6 PM
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CCA Scholarship Fund for Chincoteague High graduates Annual Holiday Cookie Sale  -  Chincoteague Island
(12/10/2016)
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All kinds of delicious homemade cookies sold by the pound.  Come early!  Last year we sold out quickly. For more information click here.

Proceeds benefit the CCA Scholarship Fund for Chincoteague High graduates

Please help by baking cookies! To be a volunteer baker, send an email to Elizabeth 

6309 Church Street     


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 11 AM      - 1 PM
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IM Academy of Dance- Modern Dance Class by Elbert Watson  -  Cheriton
(12/10/2016)

Modern Dance Master Class by Elbert Watson. Students, performers, choreographers and teachers are welcome to attend this Master Class conducted by Mr. Elbert Watson at IM Academy of Dance. Mr. Watson, has danced with the Alvin Ailey Dance Company and has performed in many parts of the world. Mr. Watson is Dance Master at Norfolk Academy where he teaches classical Ballet, Contemporary and Modern dance, Jazz, Musical Theatre and choreography. He is also Director of the Elbert Watson Dance Company.


Modern Dance Master Class costs $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for students. For more information and to register by December 8, call: 331-1562, 331-4088, email maraifju@verizon.net or come to IM Academy of Dance at 21223 N. Bayside Rd. in Cheriton.


Location :: Cheriton

Time :: 10 AM    
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Lovely watercolors at Copper Creations Christmas Open House  -  Melfa
(12/10/2016)

Go straight up Rt 13 on the Eastern Shore of Va. When you come to a small town of Melfa, there will be a small sign on your left, turn here and follow in the corner lot. The studio is warm, rustic, and filled with wonderful artists and delicious homemade food for you to enjoy.

Don and Donna Drew --Copper Art,
Ed Kuhn-- Carvings ,
Mama Girl --Folk Art,
Jim Laughing Dog Jewelry,
Diana Davis Watercolors.  

www.dianamdaviswatercolor.blogspot.com


Location :: Melfa

Time :: 10 AM      - 4 PM
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Arts Enter Cape Charles- "Rudolph" Musical  -  Cape Charles
(12/10/2016)
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The Arts Enter School of Dance and Academy of Theater Arts presents a Special Christmas show "Rudolph," an original musical adaptation of the 1962 animated film "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer." The show will highlight songs from the original show, along with original dance numbers by a cast of elves and reindeer, as well as Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snowman (Bumble). Admission $10 for adults, $5 for children

Held at the Historic Palace Theater on 305 Mason Avenue.

 


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 7 PM     
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Santa Arrives by Boat  -  Onancock
(12/10/2016)
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Santa Comes to Town escorted by kayaking reindeer, arriving at the Onancock Wharf by boat. Girls and boys, bring your holiday wish list!

 


Location :: Onancock

Time :: 11 AM    
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