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Chincoteague Island Upcoming Events

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November 24, 2017
Chincoteague Story Telling Guild

Refreshments at 6:30pm and Story Telling starts at 7pm at the Chincoteague Island Library, 4077 Main St. Free admission. The Chincoteague Storytelling Guild is a partnership of the Chincoteague Island Library, the Museum of Chincoteague Island, and the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance (CCA). CCA continues to work with the Virginia Storytelling Alliance to advance the art of storytelling in all its forms. For more details: Visit www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org/chincoteague-storytelling-guild.html.
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Island Library (4077 Main Street)
Sponsor: Chincoteague Cultural Alliance

November 25, 2017
Annual Holiday Craft Show

Admission is $3 and includes a door prize ticket. Concessions will include sandwiches, clam chowder, Island Creamery Ice Cream, and much more! For more details: Call 757-336-6166.
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Combined High School, 4586 Main Street
Sponsor: CHS After-Prom Committee

November 25, 2017
Holly Day Market and Wildlife Art Gallery

4th Annual CCA Holly Day Market and Wildlife Art Gallery​. 2 Buildings and Over 80 Vendors! For more details: Visit www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org/holly-day-market--wildlife-art-gallery.html.
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: CCA Headquarters, 6309 Church Street
Sponsor: Chincoteague Cultural Alliance

November 25, 2017
Annual Christmas Holiday Tree Lighting

Chincoteague's holiday season officially begins! There will be holiday songs and caroling. Town officials, dignitaries and local celebrities will be among those attending. All are invited to join in the celebration. Many shops will be open after the tree lighting to offer early holiday shopping. This year's donation proceeds will benefit the Manna Cafe. For more details: Visit www.chincoteaguemerchants.com/tree-lighting.html.
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Robert Reed Waterfront Park
Sponsor: Historic Main Street Merchants of Chincoteague

November 25, 2017
Investigation Station

During this program we will investigate a STEM related topic through labs, demonstrations and activities. Approximately 60 minutes. For more details: Visit www.nasa.gov/content/wallops-visitor-center/public-programs.
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: NASA Visitor Center
Sponsor: NASA Visitor Center

November 25, 2017
Peculiar Planet

Have you ever wondered about other planets when looking up at the night sky? Join us for a short program to learn about one of the other planets in our solar system. Approximately 20 minutes. All Ages. For more details: Visit www.nasa.gov/content/wallops-visitor-center/public-programs.
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: NASA Visitor Center
Sponsor: NASA Visitor Center

November 26, 2017
CCA Kitchen Gallery

The CCA Headquarters Building was formerly the cafeteria for the old high school, and the back room was the kitchen. As part of our recent renovations the kitchen became a clean modern space for classes and art shows. For more details: Visit www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org/cca-kitchen-gallery.html.
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: CCA Headquarters, 6309 Church Street
Sponsor: Chincoteague Cultural Alliance

November 27, 2017
Community Bingo

Come out and enjoy an afternoon of fun and socializing! Games only cost a quarter! Win prizes from local restaurants and shops! 1:00 - 3:00pm. For more details: Visit www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org/community-bingo.html.
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: CCA Community Center for the Arts (6309 Church St)
Sponsor: Chincoteague Cultural Alliance

November 30, 2017
Tales for Tots

The Chincoteague Island Library invites children 2 to 5 years old to "Ride into Reading" this fall. "Tales 4 Tots" stories, songs, finger plays and crafts will be held every Thursday at 10 AM from September 14 through December 14 (except Thanksgiving Day). The weekly themes will include school buses, trucks, trolleys, police cars, fire trucks, rockets, broom sticks and more! There will be visits by "Stormy" a Chincoteague trolley and other special guests. Open to all and no registration is required. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more details: Visit www.chincoteague.com/chincoteagueislandlibrary/programs.html.
Time: 10:00 AM

December 2, 2017
American Legion Christmas Party

Story-telling, face-painting, games and goody bags. A light lunch will be served. For children ages 2 - 8 only. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more details: Call 757-336-9749.
Location: American Legion, 4023 Main Street
Sponsor: American Legion Post 159

December 2, 2017
Old Fashioned Christmas Parade

A truly Old fashioned Christmas Parade, featuring floats, marching bands, color guards, Saltwater Cowboys, Fire Companies from around the shore, and much more. And YES! of course!... Santa himself will be making a special visit. There are prizes and awards in a variety of categories. The awards ceremony and up close visit with Saint Nick takes place at the Firehouse after the parade.
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Main Street - Chincoteague Island, VA
Sponsor: Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce

December 2, 2017
Main Street Merchants' Homes for the Holidays Tour

The 2017 Main Street Merchants' Homes for the Holidays Tour will be held on Saturday, December 2nd from 11am-4pm. It is the same day as the charming old fashioned Christmas parade, so mark your calendars and start planning for a fun filled weekend this winter! For this year's tour, we are adding a few special stops... an art studio, a craft cottage and a pop-up shop or two. If you have a unique space you'd like to share, please contact us! "Every house on Chincoteague has a unique story and we would love to tell yours... it can be about the history of the house or the special traditions your family celebrates or how you restored your island home." If you are interested in being on this year's tour, please contact Kim Dennis at (703)599-4430 or stop by Hollyhocks on Main for more info. For more details: Visit www.chincoteaguemerchants.com/tree-lighting.html.
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sponsor: Historic Main Street Merchants of Chincoteague

December 2, 2017
Chincoteague Island Police Dept Ride for Kids Toy Run

Save the Date: Saturday, December 2th! We will meet at WalMart in Onley, VA, depart at 11am, and take a nice ride to Chincoteague, where lunch will be served for all participants. Entry fee is one (1) new, unopened toy! That's it! This will help us make less fortunate children have a very merry Christmas!! We appreciate your consideration in participating in this fun event. Don't put those bikes away for the year just yet!! For more details: Call 757-336-3115.
Time: 11:00 AM

December 2, 2017
Free Kids Art Class

All supplies provided. Young kids please bring an adult. Taught by CCA artist volunteers. For more details: Visit www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org/free-kids-art-class.html.
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Cultural Alliance (6309 Church Street)
Sponsor: Chincoteague Cultural Alliance

December 3, 2017
CCA Kitchen Gallery

The CCA Headquarters Building was formerly the cafeteria for the old high school, and the back room was the kitchen. As part of our recent renovations the kitchen became a clean modern space for classes and art shows. For more details: Visit www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org/cca-kitchen-gallery.html.
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: CCA Headquarters, 6309 Church Street
Sponsor: Chincoteague Cultural Alliance

December 6, 2017
Kiwanis Pancake Supper

In the true spirit of giving the Chincoteague Kiwanis Club holds its annual pancake supper on the first Wednesday in December. It is hosted by Bill's Seafood Restaurant (4040 Main Street) Kiwanis members and Bill's staff donate their time and tips to help families in need at the holidays. Tickets available from any Kiwanis Member, H & H Pharmacy or Mason Oil Co. Money raised will help make Christmas merrier for many this year. Kiwanis is an organization of volunteers....."Dedicated to Changing the World, One Child and One Community At a Time"
Time: 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Bill's Seafood Restaurant (4040 Main Street)
Sponsor: Chincoteague Kiwanis Club and H&H Pharmacy

December 7, 2017
Tales for Tots

The Chincoteague Island Library invites children 2 to 5 years old to "Ride into Reading" this fall. "Tales 4 Tots" stories, songs, finger plays and crafts will be held every Thursday at 10 AM from September 14 through December 14 (except Thanksgiving Day). The weekly themes will include school buses, trucks, trolleys, police cars, fire trucks, rockets, broom sticks and more! There will be visits by "Stormy" a Chincoteague trolley and other special guests. Open to all and no registration is required. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more details: Visit www.chincoteague.com/chincoteagueislandlibrary/programs.html.
Time: 10:00 AM

December 8, 2017
"Savor the Season" Progressive Home Tour

Relax and enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of the season, on Chincoteague Islands only progressive dinner tour that features 3 courses of delicious holiday delights with wine pairings. You'll be entertained, informed, and well-fed! Enjoy a first course selection of hors d' oeuvres' at the renowned Channel Bass Inn. For the second course you will be chauffeured to the Home of the famous Taylor Street Cowboys, where guests can enjoy a Carving Board Cowboy feast amid stylish country decor and a grand yard display. For the final course guests will be transported to a Christmas wonderland as they arrive at Christmas Manor, where you will be greeted by none other than Mr. & Mrs. Claus who will be hosting a tour of their vacation home, Santa's brilliant yard display and of course an amazing display of Desserts and Holiday Sweets baked by Mrs. Claus. Tickets are $50/ guest Advance reservations are required. You must be 21 years of age or older to participate. For reservation times call: 757-894-0924. All proceeds benefit Christmas by the Sea events. For more details: Call 757-894-0924. Visit www.chincoteaguechristmas.com.
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sponsor: Christmas By The Sea

December 9, 2017
CCA Annual Holiday Cookie Sale

A variety of delicious homemade cookies will be sold by the pound (so you don't have to bake as much). Last year, we ran out of cookies early, so it would be good to arrive close to 11:00! Proceeds go to benefit the CCA Building fund. For more details: Visit www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org/cca-holiday-cookie-sale.html.
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Chincoteague Cultural Alliance Headquarters, 6309 Church Street
Sponsor: Chincoteague Cultural Alliance

December 10, 2017
Children's Tea Party with Mrs. Claus

Once again, Mrs. Claus, accompanied by Santa's elves, will travel all the way from the North Pole to be the guest of honor at the Christmas By the Sea children's tea party at the Hampton Inn, Main Street Chincoteague, on Sunday, Dec. 10th. The event has garnered so much attention, and with limited seating you must call now to reserve your child's seat for 2PM. Pre-paid reservations are required at $15 per person. The children are encouraged to dress for a tea party. Accessories will be available for guests who do not have something. The Hampton Inn has free parking, easy access, and room for those escorting our Tea Party guests. For more details: Call 757-894-0924. Visit www.chincoteaguechristmas.com/events.html.
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Hampton Inn & Suites, 4179 Main Street
Sponsor: Hampton Inn & Suites

December 10, 2017
CCA Kitchen Gallery

The CCA Headquarters Building was formerly the cafeteria for the old high school, and the back room was the kitchen. As part of our recent renovations the kitchen became a clean modern space for classes and art shows. For more details: Visit www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org/cca-kitchen-gallery.html.
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: CCA Headquarters, 6309 Church Street
Sponsor: Chincoteague Cultural Alliance

December 14, 2017
Tales for Tots

The Chincoteague Island Library invites children 2 to 5 years old to "Ride into Reading" this fall. "Tales 4 Tots" stories, songs, finger plays and crafts will be held every Thursday at 10 AM from September 14 through December 14 (except Thanksgiving Day). The weekly themes will include school buses, trucks, trolleys, police cars, fire trucks, rockets, broom sticks and more! There will be visits by "Stormy" a Chincoteague trolley and other special guests. Open to all and no registration is required. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more details: Visit www.chincoteague.com/chincoteagueislandlibrary/programs.html.
Time: 10:00 AM

December 17, 2017
CCA Kitchen Gallery

The CCA Headquarters Building was formerly the cafeteria for the old high school, and the back room was the kitchen. As part of our recent renovations the kitchen became a clean modern space for classes and art shows. For more details: Visit www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org/cca-kitchen-gallery.html.
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: CCA Headquarters, 6309 Church Street
Sponsor: Chincoteague Cultural Alliance

December 24, 2017
CCA Kitchen Gallery

The CCA Headquarters Building was formerly the cafeteria for the old high school, and the back room was the kitchen. As part of our recent renovations the kitchen became a clean modern space for classes and art shows. For more details: Visit www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org/cca-kitchen-gallery.html.
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: CCA Headquarters, 6309 Church Street
Sponsor: Chincoteague Cultural Alliance

December 31, 2017
New Years Eve - Pony Island Horseshoe Drop & Costume Promenade

The Pony Island Horseshoe Drop is an end of year celebration that culminates in a promenade of crazy costumes just before the countdown to the stroke of midnight. That's when the lighted horseshoe drops just in time to ring in the New Year! For more details: Visit www.chincoteaguechristmas.com/events.html.
Time: 11:00 PM
Location: Robert Reed Waterfront Park
Sponsor: Christmas By The Sea

December 31, 2017
CCA Kitchen Gallery

The CCA Headquarters Building was formerly the cafeteria for the old high school, and the back room was the kitchen. As part of our recent renovations the kitchen became a clean modern space for classes and art shows. For more details: Visit www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org/cca-kitchen-gallery.html.
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: CCA Headquarters, 6309 Church Street
Sponsor: Chincoteague Cultural Alliance

January 1, 2018
New Years Day - Polar Pony Plunge

Nothing can compare to the invigorating feeling you get by plunging into the ice-cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean! It really is an awesome experience. There will be lots of fun all around. Plungers are encouraged to dress up in the zaniest, craziest costume they can come up with! For more details: Visit www.chincoteaguechristmas.com/events.html.
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: on the Beach - Assateague Island, VA
Sponsor: Christmas By The Sea