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January 9th, 2017

This Week on Island Time

winter storm helena

Happy New Year!

Winter Storm Helena dumped about a foot of snow on Chincoteague Island on Saturday January 7, 2017. To see what the Island looked like after the snow storm check out our Facebook album here: https://www.facebook.com/chincoteagueisland/posts/1352134958172243

Warmer temperatures are forecast for mid-week, with a high of 60 on Thursday.

Upcoming Events

January 13, 2017
2017 Classic Film Series

A different classic film is shown at the Island Theatre (4074 Main Street) every Friday evening at 7pm, January through May. Admission is $5. This week’s classic film selection, Oh God (1977), is sponsored by Island Grocery. For more details: Visit chincoteagueislandarts.org.
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Island Theatre (4074 Main Street)
Sponsor: Chincoteague Island Arts Organization (CIAO)

January 14, 2017
Mega Breakfast Buffet

Mega Breakfast Buffet. 8am-10am. At the Chincoteague American Legion, Post 159, 4023 Main Street. For more details: Visit www.chincoteaguelegion159.org/site/eventscalendar.php?y=2016&m=10#listing1713.
Location: Chincoteague American Legion (4023 Main Street)
Sponsor: Chincoteague American Legion, Post 159

January 15, 2017
Small Works Art Show

Works by local and regional artists. In the new kitchen gallery at the CCA Headquarters 6309 Church St. All pieces are under 144 sq. inches. The Small Works show features such favorite artists as Nancy Richards West, Linda Epstein, Capt. Barry, Carol Enemark, and Donna Stufft. The Gallery will be open January 8 and 15, 3-5pm. Prices start at $40 for original art. Stop in and check it out! For more details: Visit www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org/small-works.html.
Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Cultural Alliance (6309 Church Street)
Sponsor: Chincoteague Cultural Alliance

January 15, 2017
CCA’s Annual Photo Contest – Submission Deadline

The Chincoteague Cultural Alliance invites you to submit photos taken anytime during 2016 anywhere on Chincoteague or Assateague. First prize: $100. Second prize: $50. Third prize: $30. Honorable mentions: Island Creamery gift certificates. Winners will be exhibited at CCA in June 2017. The deadline for submitting photos is January 15th. For more details: Visit www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org/annual-photo-contest.html.
Sponsor: Chincoteague Cultural Alliance

January 16, 2017
FREE Entrance to the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., entrance to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge will be free on January 16, 2017.

January 20, 2017
Steamed Shrimp & Clams Dinner

Steamed Shrimp & Clams Dinner. 5pm-7pm. At the Chincoteague American Legion, Post 159, 4023 Main Street. Carry out available after 6:30, supplies permitting. For more details: Visit www.chincoteaguelegion159.org/site/eventscalendar.php?y=2016&m=10#listing1713.
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague American Legion (4023 Main Street)
Sponsor: Chincoteague American Legion, Post 159

January 20, 2017
2017 Classic Film Series

A different classic film is shown at the Island Theatre (4074 Main Street) every Friday evening at 7pm, January through May. Admission is $5. This week’s classic film selection, Breakfast at Tiffanys (1961), is sponsored by Wine, Cheese & More. For more details: Visit chincoteagueislandarts.org.
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Island Theatre (4074 Main Street)
Sponsor: Chincoteague Island Arts Organization (CIAO)

For a complete list of upcoming events visit www.chincoteague.com/events.html

Chincoteague News

Chincoteague Island made Money Magazine’s list of “12 Great Places to Go In 2017 – and How to Do Them on a Budget” – Click here to read the article

Spring Break & Summer Camps are now open for 2017 at Chincoteague Bay Field Station. Learn more at: www.cbfieldstation.org/youth-camps

Next Rocket Launch From Wallops Island

Sounding rocket tech development
This will be a test of a technology development for the deployment of payload components in support of future sounding rocket missions.
Date: April 13 – 27, 2017
Time: TBD
Rocket Type: Suborbital

For information about viewing rocket launches visit www.chincoteague.com/viewing-rocket-launches.html

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Sara Daisey authors the Chincoteague.com Blog. She resides on Chincoteague Island with her husband Ted and three children, Garrett, Morgan, and Jenna.