You would think that Chincoteague would be in a "let down" mode, but that's not the case at all. Music, Art Strolls and family fun are still in abundant supply. Take a look at my friend Evelyn Shotwell's comprehensive list of Chincoteague Island's activities this week.
From: Evelyn Shotwell
Date: 8/6/2009 4:20:31 PM
To: Evelyn Shotwell
Subject: OUT & ABOUT
Good Afternoon All,
Hope you all survived Pony Penning without being too exhausted!! Thank goodness the rain (& mosquitoes) held off last week for most of the events. If you all are running out of suggestions to keep your guests and customers comfortable while under siege by the infamous Chincoteague mosquitoes, send them to the chamber office for ideas of indoor things to do.
Have fun out & about…while strolling or just enjoying the beach. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday look like GREAT beach days.
OUT & ABOUT
August 7: First Friday Talk—Herbert H. Bateman Educational Center—Park Ranger Chris Seymour will speak on “Forgotten Heroes”, United States Life-Saving Service at Assateague
August 8: 2nd Saturday Art Stroll—Demonstrations, Exhibitions, music, wine tasting, book signings, 4th Annual Queen for a Day & Soiree. Schedule in chamber office.
August 8 & 12: Farmer’s Market behind Don’s Seafood—8am to noon
August 11: Chincoteague Refuge Offers All-night Viewing of Perseid Meteor Shower—Pull an all-nighter on the beach and watch the meteor shower!!! Be on the beach by 10 pm. You can leave whenever you wish or stay all night. What a treat!
August 11-12 and 13-14: Wetland Education Workshop (WETMAAP)—Nasa Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center—Call Amanda Clark at 757-824-2297 or email Amanda.email@example.com to pre-register.
August 13: Summer Cinema Series—“BABE”—9 pm—Robert Reed Waterfront Park—Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the free movie!!!!
August 14: Charlie Sizemore Band (Bluegrass) will perform at Chincoteague Center at 7 pm. Call 757-336-0614 or 757-336-3030 for ticket information. Visit www.IslandBlueGrass.com.
*ASSATEAGUE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE TOURS: Thursday-Monday --9am to 3pm
*ASSATEAGUE ISLAND BUS TOURS: Thursday-Sunday, 10 am & 4 pm—757-336-3696
*ISLAND HISTORY TROLLEY TOURS: Every Tuesday & Thursday at 2:45 p.m. & 3:45 p.m. Ticket sales and tour departures at the Chincoteague Center, 6155 Community Drive off Deep Hole Rd.
*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.
*NASA VISITOR CENTER ACTIVITIES:
August 8: “Sun-Earth Connections”--1 p.m.
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 ISLAND 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/August%202-8.pdf and http://www.nps.gov/asis/upload/August%209-15.pdf
*CHINCOTEAGUE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE ACTIVITIES—check at the Herbert H. Bateman Educational Center for a list of summer events.
*“RIDE THE PONY EXPRESS”. Come by the chamber office for a schedule!
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