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Good Afternoon All,
Ready to get Out & About and enjoy the weekend? As you can see, there are many, many things to get into the next couple of weeks. Spring has sprung, flowers are blooming, grass is growing, and it’s not raining! Take advantage of the sunshine to enjoy the great outdoors.
OUT & ABOUT
April 30 & May 1: Green Energy Symposium—Potential Economic Impact for Virginia’s Eastern Shore—Friday 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at ESCC Workforce Center in Melfa, VA. Call 757-789-7979 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
May 1: “Operation We Care” collection of items for care packages to our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq at Mr. Baldy’s Restaurant around 11 a.m. Contact Jeff Merritt at 410-713-8940 or email@example.com.
May 1: Countywide Spring Clean—Tipping fees will be waived at both county landfills for residential waste and recyclable materials in an effort to encourage Accomack County citizens to remove unsightly refuse from homes, yards, and communities. Landfills will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
May 1 & 8: Farmer’s Market behind Don’s Seafood Restaurant from 8 a.m. to Noon.
May 1 & 2: Discount weekend for local residents at Delmarva Discovery Center in Pocomoke City
Rocket Launch Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.—Let’s Go Fly a Kite! Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
May 2: Poetry Reading by Bill Hollis at 2 p.m. at Sundial Books. For more info call 757-336-5825.
May 4: Caregiver Connection at Chincoteague Hospice Resource Center 6309 Church St. from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
May 5: Seafood Festival at Tom’s Cove Park sponsored by the Eastern Shore of VA Chamber of Commerce. Tickets available at the Chincoteague Chamber (cash & check only), Waterside Inn, PNC Bank, & Shore Bank. To purchase with a credit card call 757-787-2460.
May 6: The Last Station will be the featured film at the Island Roxy Theater at 8:00 p.m.
May 8: Mother Earth Day Festival at Robert Reed Waterfront Park from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. featuring art, music, vendors and hazardous waste collection trailer. (See attachment)
May 8: International Migratory Bird Celebration---Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Entrance fees to Refuge waived for the day. See attachment for a complete list of events.
May 8: Second Saturday Art Stroll—Participating shops will be featuring special exhibits, demonstrations, music, bead making and more. Visit Threadgoodes for Mad Hatter Mother’s Day Tea Party from 4 to 7 p.m.
May 12: Mid-Atlantic Institute for Space & Technology 1st Annual Intern Recognition Dinner at Pocomoke VFD Community Center at 6:30 p.m. Contact Lori Graham for tickets at 410-957-6570 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NASA Visitor’s Center: Open Thursday-Monday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. March-June. Free and Fun!
Assateague Lighthouse Tours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Call 757-336-3696 or visit www.piping-plover.org for more information.
Refuge Wildlife Bus Tours: April: Saturday at 1:00 p.m. and Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
May: Friday at 4:00 p.m., Saturday at 1:00 p.m., Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
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• Capt. Bob’s Flounder Tournament May 7-16. Visit www.captbobs-marina.com to register.
• Captain Steve’s Flounder Tournament May 7-16. Visit www.stevesbaitandtackle.com to register.
• YMCA Camp Silver Beach Open House Sunday May 2—2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Meet directors, tour facility, & snacks.
• Lower Shore YMCA in Pocomoke City is looking for promo items (brochures, pens, magnets, coupons, etc.) to put in Triathlon participants’ bags. Contact Paul Becker at 410-957-9622 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have items to donate to promote your business. Many participants are from DE, NJ, VA and vacation in Chincoteague or Ocean City. Items are needed by May 15.
Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce