The Chincoteague Insider

Learn from a "Chincoteague Insider" about the great things to do on Chincoteague Island. You will learn inside information on Chincoteague events, get advice on the best places to stay, find the best vacation properties, learn which restaurants the "locals" prefer, discover where to shop and get day trip ideas for the best family fun vacation ever on Chincoteague Island Virginia!

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

A Little Help From a Friend

Greetings from Chincoteague Island!

Once again, Evelyn Shotwell of the Chincoteague Chamber has assembled the Ultimate Chincoteague Island Weekend 'to do' list. It's so "spot on" I have decided to enlist her help for the Chincoteague Insider Post When you visit Chincoteague, please be sure to stop by the Chincoteague Chamber and say Hello!





From: Evelyn Shotwell
Date: 7/16/2009 3:35:10 PM
To: Evelyn Shotwell
Subject: OUT & ABOUT




Happy Middle of July Weekend to all,

We’re gearing up now for the big week!!! Lots of phone calls and emails from folks who are making last minute preparations for the 84th Annual Pony Swim & Auction. The carnival has been a lot of fun….I hope you have taken time to enjoy it. Thank you to all the volunteer workers for providing such a wonderful source of entertainment and great food. The weather continues to be ideal and thankfully the mosquitoes are behaving themselves…at least we are not getting complaints in the chamber office. What more could you ask for in July!!!





OUT & ABOUT



July 17 & 18: CARNIVAL—7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Food, rides, games, raffles…….

July 24 & 25: CARNIVAL



July 16: LIGHTHOUSE RE-OPENS FOR TOURS—Thursday-Monday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.



July 18 & 19: FEE FREE WEEKEND to Assateague Island National Seashore. Entrance fees will be waived.



July 18 & 22: Farmer’s Market behind Don’s Seafood Restaurant.



July 20-24: Children in the Woods Day Camp. Call Michael Dixon at 757-336-6122 ext 336 to register your 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader.



July 22: Dante Bucci Concert at the Senior Center on Church St. at 8:00 p.m. Dante Bucci was born in The Netherlands and trained in voice, guitar piano but found his real love in percussion. Call 757-336-5825 or 757-336-3399 for ticket information.



July 23: CCA Summer Cinema Series continues at the Robert Reed Park with “Step Into Liquid” at 9:00 p.m. Called the best surfing documentary ever made.



July 24-26: 22nd Annual Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival at the Chincoteague Center. Call 757-824-3868 for more information. Go to www.chincoteagueblueberryfestival.com for coupons.



*ISLAND HISTORY TROLLEY TOURS: Every Tuesday & Thursday at 2:45 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. Ticket sales and tour departures are at the Chincoteague Center, 6155 Community Drive off Deep Hole



*STORY/CRAFT HOUR AT THE ISLAND LIBRARY: Every Thursday thru August 15 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am for 4-8 year olds (except July 30, it will be held 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm).



*NASA Visitor Center Events

Saturdays & Sundays—“Puppets in Space”--11:00 a.m.

Sundays—“Humans in Space” – 30 minute program looks at living and working in space.

Wednesdays—“Virginia Space Flight Academy Rocket Launch”—2:30 p.m. Cancelled if raining or winds exceed 18 mph. Rain date: Thursdays at 2:30 p.m.



*Program Schedule for Assateague National Seashore: Follow the links below for activities including bird and nature walks, kayaking, surf rescue demonstrations, beach campfires and night hikes. Find schedules on http://www.nps.gov/asis/upload/July%2012-18.pdf .



*Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Activities—check at the Herbert H. Bateman Educational Center for a list of summer events.



*Refuge Wildlife Bus Tours: Thursday-Sunday 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Call 757-336-3696 or

visit www.piping-plover.org.



*“RIDE THE PONY EXPRESS”. We have schedules in the chamber office and you will find it on www.chincoteaguechamber.com.





Evelyn

Evelyn Shotwell

Office Manager

Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce

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