8:30am. When you run with us Thanksgiving morning you are supporting our mission to work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. A 5K beginning and ending at Chincoteague High School. This flat fast course has wooded views and is overlooking the Bay. Location: Chincoteague High School, 4586 Main Street. For more information go to www.ymdturkeytrot.org
The Artisans Guild invites you to join them for their 15th Annual Holiday Tour on November 24 th and 25th featuring 41 exciting artistsans in home studios, historic venues, alpaca farms and wineries. This self-driving tour includes 14 stops from Onancock to just north of the Bay Bridge Tunnel. Bring family and friends to do your holiday shopping on Friday and Saturday November 24th and 25th from 10am to 5pm. Brochures are available at local businesses, online at ESVAArtisansGuild.org or by calling 757-302-0330.
1pm-3pm. CCA Community Center for the Arts, 6309 Church Street. Come out and enjoy an afternoon of fun and socializing. Games are only $.25 each. Win prizes from local restaurants and shops. For more information visit ChincoteagueCulturalAlliance.org
Join the New Church Volunteer Fire Company the first Friday of every month from 5pm-8pm for to go Pizza! At the New Church Volunteer Fire & Rescue, 4264 Firehouse Street, New Church. For more information go to ncvfr.org
The Chair Place, located in Craddockville VA, is bringing their jam session featuring a wonderfully eclectic group of musicians to the ESO Live! Stage. Led by Bill Aeschliman on banjo, The Players play bluegrass, country, traditional blues, oldies, folk, gospel, classic rock, and British Invasion tunes. Join us and our friends down the road for an evening celebrating Eastern Shore musicians!
Music begins at 8 PM
Doors open at 7:30 PM
Cash bar and refreshments available
The Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate in the Chincoteague Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade to be held on December 2, 2017 (please note: inclement weather date is Friday, December 8, 2017). Fire trucks, high-stepping equestrian units, decorated boats, shiny classic cars, stately marching groups, impressive motorcycles, and glittering floats will parade down Main Street. This year’s theme is “A Misty-cal Christmas” in honor of the 70th anniversary of Marguerite Henry’s award-winning children’s novel, Misty of Chincoteague.
The 2017 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.
The 18th annual Onancock Christmas Homes Tour will be held December 9 from 1-5 p.m. Six private Onancock homes with diverse architectural styles will be decorated for Christmas and open for viewing. Ker Place, built in 1799 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, also will be open to visitors and feature holiday décor.
There will be a free coat closet monthly coat closet at the Onley United Methodist Church. Free coats to anyone in need.
November 11, December 9, January 6, and February 3. 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.
For more information, or if you are unable to come at this time, please call the church office at 787-4155 or Jeanette Edwards at 787-1436.
December 9, 2017
Main Street Exmore to the Exmore Town Park
Exmore’s annual Christmas Parade, a colorful tradition for the Town for over a decade, will take place on Saturday evening, December 9, beginning at 6 p.m. This year, the festive event, sponsored by the Exmore Community Fire Department, will introduce a new route, traveling south on Main Street and culminating in a family-friendly holiday party in the Exmore town Park, complete with Santa and a lighted holiday tree.
Floats and marchers, including local first responder units, vintage car owners, non-profit organizations, riding stables and businesses, will begin lining-up at 5:00 at the north end of Exmore, at the intersection of Main Street and Lincoln Avenue. The first wave of the parade will begin rolling out at 6:00 p.m., heading south on Main Street through the downtown area, towards Benjamin Avenue. After looping back north, everyone will head to the Exmore Town Park, where Santa and refreshments will be waiting.
Each year, prizes are awarded for the best floats and marching units, with both an official judging panel and parade watchers voting. There are no entry fees, and everyone is invited to participate, and attend. Entry forms are available at the Exmore Community Fire Department, or by contacting 757-442-7813.
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.
The Chincoteague Island Library offers programs and services to children and adults year around, all free and open to the public. For more information about the library’s programs and services see the Library webpage at www.chincoteagueislandlibrary.org or visit the Chincoteague Island Library Facebook page.