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Live Music – First Wednesday Open Mic Night  -  Nassawadox
(1/3/2018 - 12/5/2018)
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The Great Machipongo Clam Shack presents First Wednesday Open Mic Night hosted by Peg Volk and showcasing talented local musicians, poets and entertainers.

CONTACT INFO
757-442-3800

WEBSITE
www.thegreatmachipongoclamshack.com

ADDRESS
Route 13, 6468 Lankford Highway, 23413

COST
Event free, food & drink for purchase

DATES
Wednesday, January 3 - Wednesday, December 5

TIME
6 pm – 8 pm


Location :: Nassawadox

Time :: 6 pm      - 8 pm
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Live Music - Fridays  -  Cape Charles
(1/5/2018 - 12/28/2018)

Jump start your weekend with a warm welcome, live entertainment, and a glass of wine at the Lemon Tree Gallery and Studio.  Complimentary refreshments/cash bar.

CONTACT INFO
757-331-4327

WEBSITE
www.LemonTree.Gallery

ADDRESS
301 Mason Avenue, 23310

COST
Free

DATES
Friday, January 5 - Friday, December 28

TIME
6 pm – 8 pm


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 6 pm      - 8 pm
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Flatfoot Dancing – Live Bluegrass Music  -  Cape Charles
(1/12/2018 - 12/14/2018)
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Enjoy flatfoot dancing every second Friday at the Lemon Tree Gallery and Studio with live music by local bluegrass bands.

CONTACT INFO
757-331-4327

WEBSITE
www.LemonTree.Gallery

ADDRESS
301 Mason Avenue, 23310

COST
Free

DATES
Friday, January 12 –Friday, December 14

TIME
6 pm – 8 pm


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 6 pm      - 8 pm
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Tales for Tots - Preschool Stories, Crafts, Songs & Finger Plays  -  Chincoteague Island
(1/12/2018 - 5/24/2018)
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Little ones from three years old to five years old may enjoy books, songs, finger plays, and crafts. Parents/grandparents and/or guardians must accompany their children.

CONTACT INFO
757-336-3460

WEBSITE
http://www.chincoteague.com/chincoteagueislandlibrary/programs.html 

ADDRESS
4077 Main St, 23336

COST
Free

DATES
Thursdays, January 18 - May 24

TIME
10 am


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 10 am    
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Open Mic Poetry/Storytelling Night Third Thursdays – Hosted by Ken Sutton  -  Nassawadox
(1/18/2018 - 12/20/2018)
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The Great Machipongo Clam Shack presents Third Thursday Open Mic Poetry/Storytelling Night with Ken Sutton. Listen or share your poems and stories with open mic.

CONTACT INFO
757-442-3800

WEBSITE
www.thegreatmachipongoclamshack.com

ADDRESS
Route 13, 6468 Lankford Highway, 23413

COST
Event free, food & drink for purchase

DATES
Thursday, January 18 – December 20

TIME
6 pm – 8 pm


Location :: Nassawadox

Time :: 6 pm      - 8 pm
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Live Music - Open Mic Night Third Fridays  -  Cape Charles
(1/19/2018 - 12/21/2018)
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Lemon Tree Gallery and Studio presents Open Mic Night where you can show your talents or support our expanding repertoire of budding artists. Complimentary refreshments and a cash bar are available.

CONTACT INFO
757-331-4327

WEBSITE
www.LemonTree.Gallery 

ADDRESS
301 Mason Avenue, 23310

COST
Free

DATE
Friday, February 16

TIME
6 pm – 8 pm


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 6 pm      - 8 pm
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Live Music & Art  -  Chincoteague Island
(1/20/2018 - 12/8/2018)
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Each month enjoy a variety of arts and performances by acoustic musicians and spoken word artists at the Island Coffeehouse. View art and savor food and drinks. 

CONTACT INFO
757-381-7733

WEBSITE
https://www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org/ 

ADDRESS
6309 Church St, 23336

COST
$5, $3 students 22 and under, art, food & drink for purchase

DATES
3rd Saturdays, January 20 - December 15

TIME
6:30 pm


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 6:30 pm    
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Art – Spring Exhibition  -  Cape Charles
(3/9/2018 - 5/20/2018)
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Lemon Tree Gallery and Studio presents their Spring Exhibition featuring artists David Crane, Elizabeth Hunt, Brenda Llewellyn, and Mel Titus with complimentary refreshments, bluegrass music and flatfooting to celebrate opening night.

CONTACT INFO
757-331-4327

WEBSITE
www.LemonTree.Gallery

ADDRESS
301 Mason Avenue, 23310

COST
Free

DATES
Friday, March 9 – Opening Reception
Exhibition – Friday, March 9 - Sunday, May 20

TIME
Opening Reception, 6 pm – 8 pm


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 6 pm      - 8 pm
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Wine/Beer - Second Friday Wine Tasting  -  Onancock
(3/9/2018 - 1/25/2019)
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Enjoy wine tastings at the North Street Market every second Friday.

CONTACT INFO
757-787-8805

ADDRESS
5 North Street, 23417

COST
Free

DATES
Every second Friday

TIME
4 pm - 6 pm


Location :: Onancock

Time :: 4 pm      - 6 pm
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History/Heritage - Piecing It All Together: Quilts of the Eastern Shore  -  Onancock
(3/30/2018 - 7/14/2018)
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"Piecing It All Together: Quilts of the Eastern Shore” features quilts from the Nabb Research Center collection. The exhibit highlights technical information about the quilts, including pattern names, the number of stitches per inch and types of fabric as well as the history behind the quilt.  The exhibit takes place at Ker Place and includes quilts from several families on the Eastern Shore. 

CONTACT INFO
757-787-8012

WEBSITE
http://www.shorehistory.org/ker-place/

ADDRESS
69 Market St, 23417

COST
Free

DATE
Friday, March 30 opening reception
Friday, March 30 - mid-July exhibit

TIME
6 pm, opening reception
Call for exhibit hours


Location :: Onancock

Time :: 6 pm    
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Arts & Crafts - Farmers and Artisans Market  -  Chincoteague Island
(4/21/2018 - 10/27/2018)
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Great things from the farm, field and bay plus quality arts, crafts, and attic treasures for sale at the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance Community Center for the Arts.

CONTACT INFO
757-381-7733

WEBSITE
https://www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org/markets.html

ADDRESS
6309 Church Street, 23336

COST
Free, items for sale

DATES
Saturdays, April 21 – October 27, plus Friday, October 26
Wednesdays, May 30 – August 29, plus Tuesday, July 24

TIME
9 am – 1 pm


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 9 am      - 1 pm
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Culinary - Farmers Market  -  Cape Charles
(5/1/2018 - 10/30/2018)
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The Cape Charles Farmers Market offers selections of prepared foods, including barbecue, breads, sweet and savory baked goods, chef-prepared ready-to-eat salads and take-and-bake seasonal dishes, honey, jams, and more delicious offerings for your table.

CONTACT INFO
757-607-6483 
https://www.facebook.com/capecharlesfarmersmarket/ 

ADDRESS
814 Randolph Avenue,  23310

COST
Event free, items for purchase

DATES
Tuesday, May 1 - Tuesday, October 30

TIME 
3 pm - 6 pm


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 3 pm      - 6 pm
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Antique Shows/Flea Markets - Farmer's Market  -  Onancock
(5/5/2018 - 11/17/2018)
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Find fresh, seasonal, and locally grown and manufactured products and art, as well as entertainment, at the Onancock Market.

CONTACT INFO
757-787-2028

WEBSITE
http://onancockmarket.com/

ADDRESS
Corner of Market and Ames Streets, 23417

COST
Free, food and art for sale

DATES
Saturdays, May 5 - November 17

TIME
9 am - 12 noon


Location :: Onancock

Time :: 9 am      - 12 noon
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Arts & Crafts - Second Saturdays Artful Flea  -  Chincoteague Island
(5/12/2018 - 10/13/2018)
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Shop an amazing array of arts, crafts, antiques, collectibles, and attic treasures at the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance Community Center for the Arts.

CONTACT INFO
757-381-7733

WEBSITE
https://www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org/markets.html

ADDRESS
6309 Church Street, 23336

COST
Free, items for sale

DATES
Second Saturdays, May 12 – October 13

TIME
9 am – 2 pm


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 9 am      - 2 pm
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Performance - Spring Ballet: I Am Lincoln Center  -  Onley
(5/19/2018 - 5/20/2018)

The Eastern Shore's Own Arts Center presents Nandua High School's 26th annual spring production that showcases over 100 student dancers and special guests at Nandua High School.  

CONTACT INFO
757-442-3226

ADDRESS
26350 Lankford Hwy, 23418

COST
$15, advance
$20, at the door
$20, advanced reserved seating
$5, children under 12

DATE
Saturday, May 19 - Sunday, May 20

TIME
7 pm, Saturday
2 pm, Sunday


Location :: Onley
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Spring – Sunset Cruise  -  Chincoteague Island
(5/20/2018)
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Chincoteague Cultural Alliance hosts a sunset cruise with Captain Carlton of Daisey’s Island Cruises, leaving from Curtis Merritt Harbor. Complimentary refreshments and beverages provided.

CONTACT INFO
757-381-7733

WEBSITE
https://www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org/

ADDRESS
2246 Curtis Merritt Harbor Drive, 23336

COST
$40

DATE
Sunday, May 20
Raindate, Tuesday, May 22

TIME
5 pm


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 5 pm    
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NASA - Orbital ATK Antares Rocket Launch  -  Wallops Island
(5/20/2018)
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An Orbital ATK Antares rocket lifts the ninth operational Cygnus cargo resupply spacecraft into orbit for a mission to the International Space Station carring over three metric tons of cargo to the International Space Station as the first of two planned Orbital-ATK resupply missions in 2018. View the launch from the Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center.

CONTACT INFO
202-358-0001

WEBSITE
https://www.nasa.gov/about/contact/index.html 

ADDRESS
Building J20 Route 175, 23337

COST
Event free

DATE
Sunday, May 20

TIME
5:04 am - 5:09 am, launch window
1:00 am, visitor center opens for viewing


Location :: Wallops Island

Time :: 5:04 am      - 5:09 am
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Workshops/Classes - Spirit Movement Ecstatic Dance Wave  -  Onancock
(5/20/2018)

Benefit body, mind and soul with Spirit Movement - Ecstatic Dance Wave’s class, upstairs above Onancock Town Hall. No experience necessary. 

 

CONTACT INFO
757-710-6532

ADDRESS
15 North Street, 23347 

COST
Donations

DATE
Sunday, May 20

TIME
11 am - 12:30 pm


Location :: Onancock

Time :: 11 am      - 12:30 pm
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Arts & Crafts – Endless Summer and Moon Tales Exhibit Opening Reception  -  Cape Charles
(5/25/2018)

Lemon Tree Gallery and Studio presents the opening of their summer exhibition featuring artists Petya Ivanova, painter, and Jose Dovis, sculptor. 

CONTACT INFO
757-331-4327

WEBSITE
www.LemonTree.Gallery

ADDRESS
301 Mason Avenue, 23310

COST
Free event, complimentary refreshments

DATES
Friday, May 25 opening reception

TIME
6 pm – 8 pm


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 6 pm      - 8 pm
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Music - The Exmoreons  -  Nassawadox
(5/25/2018)
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The Great Machipongo Clam Shack presents The Exmoreons playing blues, rock ‘n roll, 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, May 25

TIME
7 pm - 9 pm


Location :: Nassawadox

Time :: 7 pm       - 9 pm
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Performances - Storytelling Guild Story Swap  -  Chincoteague Island
(5/25/2018)

Chincoteague Storytelling Guild presents a story swap with the theme of "weddings" at the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance Community Center.

CONTACT INFO
757-381-7733

WEBSITE
https://www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org/ 

ADDRESS
6309 Church St, 23336

COST
Free

DATE
Friday, May 25

TIME
6:30 pm


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 6:30 pm    
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Festival - Art & Music on the Farm 2018  -  Machipongo
(5/26/2018)
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The art and music festival features highly-acclaimed, award-winning bands from across Virginia playing a range of musical styles including bluegrass, folk, gospel, chantey and stringband. Enjoy wine, food, flowers, art and music, all in a beautiful setting at the Barrier Islands Center!

CONTACT INFO
757-678-5550

WEBSITE
www.barrierislandscenter.org    

ADDRESS
7295 Young Street, 23405

COST
$5, items for purchase

DATE
Saturday, May 26

TIME
10 am – 4 pm


Location :: Machipongo

Time :: 10 am      - 4 pm
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Workshops/Classes - NASA Puppet Show  -  Wallops Island
(5/26/2018)

Enjoy a puppet show and animated film on space adventures, for ages 3 and up, at NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center.  

CONTACT INFO
757-824-2298

WEBSITE
www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/visitorcenter

ADDRESS
Rt. 175, Bldg. J-20, 23337

COST
Free

DATE
Saturday, May 26

11 am - 11:30 am


Location :: Wallops Island

Time :: 11 am      - 11:30
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Workshops/Classes - NASA Tour of the Solar System  -  Wallops Island
(5/26/2018)

Take a tour through the solar system with stops at the sun, the planets, dwarf planets, and moons at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center.

CONTACT INFO
757-824-2298

WEBSITE
www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/visitorcenter

ADDRESS
Rt. 175, Bldg. J-20, 23337

COST
Free

DATE
Saturday, May 26

TIME
2 pm –2:3O pm


Location :: Wallops Island

Time :: 2 pm      - 2:30 pm
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Music - M. L. Flenner  -  Nassawadox
(5/26/2018)
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The Great Machipongo Clam Shack presents solist, M. L. Flenner, playing originals and covers on keyboard, guitar and blues harp.

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, May 26

TIME
7 pm - 9 pm


Location :: Nassawadox

Time :: 7 pm       - 9 pm
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