Jan
20
Sat
Cub Scout STEM Day Jan. 20 at NASA Visitor Center @ NASA Wallops Flight Facility
Jan 20 all-day

The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center, in partnership with the Boy Scouts of America, Del-Mar-Va Council, is hosting a Cub Scout STEM Day 9 a.m.- noon, Saturday, Jan. 20.

During the event, Cub Scouts will have an opportunity to complete a portion of the Out of this World NOVA Award. The focus will be on achieving the requirements that are more difficult to do in a home or Den meeting setting.

The Visitor Center will provide a variety of hands-on activities through a series of STEM stations including a Mars Rover engineering design challenges using Rigamajig and the Imagination Playground, as well as other new, hands-on programs featuring Solar System science.

An optional afternoon Solar Viewing through high-powered telescopes (weather permitting) provided by the Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation also will be available from 1 – 3 p.m.

Registration through the Delmarva Council (http://www.delmarvacouncil.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2171895&OrgKey=1516)  is required and closes Jan. 16.

The NASA Visitor Center, located on Va. Rt. 175 about six miles from U. S. Route 13 and five miles from Chincoteague, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Quarterly Dinner at the Market Street United Methodist Church @ Market Street UMC
Jan 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Jan
24
Wed
Wednesday Night Dinners @ Grace United Methodist Church
Jan 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 the Menu will be:

 

Roasted Pork Loin

Scalloped Potatoes

Green Beans

Rolls

Peach Cobbler

 

Time:     5:307:00 PM  (New Time)

No Reservations Required

Come and Join Us in Fellowship and Good Food

Jan
25
Thu
The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease @ Northampton Free Library
Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
January 25, 2018, 2:00-4:00pm, Orientation: The Basics of Alzheimer’s disease
Northampton Free Library, 7745 Seaside Road, Nassawadox, VA 23413
Covers The Basics of Alzheimer’s disease which provides information on detection, risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and more.
Jan
26
Fri
Half a Century of Saving the Chesapeake Bay—Lessons Learned @ Lecture Hall of the Eastern Shore Community College
Jan 26 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Science and Philosophy Seminar of the Eastern Shore of Virginia has scheduled its next seminar, “Half a Century of Saving the Chesapeake Bay—Lessons Learned”.  The free 90-minute seminar will be at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, January 26 in the Lecture Hall of the Eastern Shore Community College, 29300 Lankford Hwy, Melfa, VA 23410.

Tom Horton will describe how when growing up on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, he experienced the best of the Chesapeake. His adult life has been devoted to chronicling the great estuary’s degradation that began in the 1970s, and the major efforts to reverse this that began in the 1980s.

Horton covered the environment for the Baltimore Sun from 1972 through 2006. He continues to write a column for the monthly Bay Journal and teaches environmental studies and nature writing at Salisbury University.

These seminars are occasionally rescheduled or postponed on short notice. Prospective attendees are urged to check the Seminar’s website (www.SciPhi.org) shortly before a scheduled date. 

Science and Philosophy Seminar is an informally organized group that meets more or less regularly to explore and discuss a wide array of topics, ranging from philosophical speculation to scientific research.  All Seminars are open to the public. Admission is free.

Ham Dinner @ Oak Grove UMC
Jan 26 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Ham Dinner

Oak Grove UMC

30053 Seaside Rd. Melfa

Friday, January 26, 2018

 4:30-6:30PM

$8.00

Ham, sweet potatoes, green beans, baked pineapple, rolls, dessert and tea or coffee.

Eat in or carry out. To place early orders or for questions, call: 710-4920, 787-1508.

Thanks for supporting Oak Grove UMC.

Jan
27
Sat
ServSafe Food Safety Training and Certification @ The Chincoteague Center
Jan 27 @ 8:00 am
As specified in 12VAC5-421-55 of the Virginia Food Regulations, by July 1, 2018, food establishments (including temporary food establishments) will need to have at least one employee with supervisory and management responsibility and the authority to direct and control food preparation and service who is a Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM). This requirement does not apply to food establishments that serve only non-TCS food or those where food handling does not exceed reheating, cold holding, and hot holding commercially processed and packaged ready-to-eat foods.
In an effort to prepare our members for this new requirement, the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce and Eastern Shore Community College have partnered to offer:
ServSafe Food Safety Training and Certification
Saturday, January 27, 2018
The Chincoteague Center
8am – 5pm
$250 per person; includes course, textbook and exam

Registration is Required! Please follow the registration information in the link above and register through ESCC. The Chamber is not able to take registrations for this event.
If you question whether your festival or event will require this certification, please contact the Accomack County Health Department at 757-787-5886.
IMPORTANT FOR BUSINESS OWNERS:
Financial assistance for this course may be available for incumbent workers. Contact Thomas Johnson at 757-789-1752 for more information by January 3.
Learn more about the new July 1, 2018 Virginia Department of Health regulations with these helpful links
Extraordinary Women Conference Simulcast Event @ Cheriton Baptist Church
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Extraordinary Women Conference Simulcast Event

Saturday, January 27, 2018

All Area Women Welcomed

Theme: Proverbs 3:5-6, Trust in the Lord

Cheriton Baptist Church, Cheriton, VA

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Lunch Provided

No cost, no nursery, donations accepted

RSVP:  www.cbcwings.com

Feb
2
Fri
Pizza Night at the New Church Fire Company @ New Church Volunteer Fire & Rescue
Feb 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pizza Night at the New Church Fire Company @ New Church Volunteer Fire & Rescue

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

Feb
3
Sat
Free Coat Closet @ Onley United Methodist Church
Feb 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Free Coat Closet @ Onley United Methodist Church | Onley | Virginia | United States

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.

Feb
9
Fri
Black History Matters: We Must Overcome @ Historic Kerr Place
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Black History Matters: We Must Overcome @ Historic Kerr Place | Onancock | Virginia | United States

Is the third in a a trilogy of Black History programs produced in conjunction of the Eastern Shore Historical Society and Why,Yes! Consulting

On February 12, 2016, Downstairs at Ker Place, was a program of dramatic interpretations of six (of 2300) slave narratives, collected during the 1930’s, as part of the Federal Writers Project. A jazz caberet featuring the Becky Livas Trio followed. Turnout was exceptional on the snowy Friday evening.

On February 10, 2017, Shore Black History Lives: How we Prayed, Played and Made a Way Out of No Way,  was a discussion of Black life on the Eastern Shore in the 1930’s -1950’s,  by a diverse panel of lively and lucid 90 year-olds.  The evening also featured the work of four artists with roots on Delmarva. Historic Ker Place was adorned with three dimensional artwork by artist/educator, Jack Johnson, folk artist, Mary “Mama Girl” Onley, author/illustrator, Vashti Harrison, and sculptor, Vinnie Bagwell.

Scheduled for February 9, 2018, the trilogy will climax with Black History Matters: We Must Overcome, The topics of integration, education, and religion during the turbulent Civil Rights Era will be explored by actors, activists, pastors and performers. The songs, symbols, speeches and struggles of the 60’s will be strategically staged throughout the historic home. The letters of Dr. King will be paired with the refrain of “We Shall Overcome”. The rationale of Thurgood Marshall and Brown v Board of Education will rise above the boom of “Bombingham” and vitriol of George Wallace, as the melody of I Shall Not be Moved is heard in the background. A mellifluous interpretation of Mahalia Jackson will ring above the roar and rhetoric of Adam Clayton Powell.

Commitment to participate at the event, has been obtained from speakers familiar to the Society and the Shore.  The Honorable Samuel H. Cooper Jr.  Accomack County Clerk of Court, Bishop David Sabatino, Pastor and Accomack County Public School Teacher, and Decola Pettit-Johnson, retired paraprofessional with Accomack County Schools. New for the third in the trilogy are Rev. Milton Palmer Bunting, Ms. Ann Jimerson and Mr. Rich Follet.  These featured speakers will be supported by small cast of local singers and actors including, Norm Wells, Catrina Satchall, Rose Tyler and Thelma Coston.

There will be a cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Feb
23
Fri
Chili Cook-off to benefit Heart Haven @ Downings United Methodist Church
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Fri, Feb 23,6-8pm.  Chili Cook-off to benefit Heart Haven.  Mild, Med, Blazing Hot.  Cost $8 includes all-you-can-eat chili, dessert and beverage.  Contact Amy at 757-710-2490 to enter your award-winning crockpot of chili, donate “finger” desserts (brownies,cookies,cupcakes) or to purchase tickets.

Fredrick Douglas Live Speaking Tour @ Onancock Baptist Church
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Fredrick Douglas Live Speaking Tour @ Onancock Baptist Church | Onancock | Virginia | United States

Frederick Douglass was born a slave on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 1818 and learned to read and write, a practice that was illegal for slaves. He was so determined to learn that he bribed white children with biscuits to teach him words. Masters tried to “break” his will and spirit with whippings that almost killed him, but they never did. When he was about 20, he escaped, and often referred to himself as a “thief” for stealing himself away from his owner. He married, had a family, founded his own newspaper and became a famous abolitionist and women’s suffragist

This one hour presentation will feature Frederick Douglass speaking in vivid detail about his life as a slave, his escape to freedom and his rise as a great writer, orator and abolitionist. Mr. Douglass will recite brief 4 – 5  minute excerpts from any two of the following historic speeches; “What to the Slave is the 4th of July “, “Lecture on Haiti”, “The Church and Prejudice”, “Self Made Men” or “Women’s Suffrage”. Concluding the program with an unscripted Q & A session between Mr. Douglass and the audience.

Admission to the event is $5.00 for members and $8.00 for not-yet members.  Tickets can be purchased online through this website or at the door.

Feb
24
Sat
Freezin’ for a Reason @ Cape Charles Beach
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mar
2
Fri
Pizza Night at the New Church Fire Company @ New Church Volunteer Fire & Rescue
Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pizza Night at the New Church Fire Company @ New Church Volunteer Fire & Rescue

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

Mar
3
Sat
Ancestry Workshop with M.K. Miles @ Cape Charles Civic Center
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Ancestry Workshop with M.K. Miles @ Cape Charles Civic Center | Cape Charles | Virginia | United States

Ever wondered about your family’s journey through history or need to find the missing names in your family tree?

Join us Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 at the Cape Charles Civic Center to find the answers to your questions.

The NHPS is proud to host an ancestry workshop led by prominent genealogist M. K. Miles.  An Eastern Shore native, Mr. Miles is the author of MilesFiles, a prime resource for use by researchers and historians around the world.

Each participant will receive an extensive workshop notebook. The workshop will begin at 10 A.M. and will break at noon for lunch. Participants have several wonderful restaurants in Cape Charles from which to choose. The workshop will resume at 1 P.M. You may bring an iPad or laptop to the workshop and wifi is available. There are a limited number of outlets, so be sure to charge your batteries.

We look forward to seeing you March 3rd. The Cape Charles Civic Center is located at 500 Tazewell Avenue.  Twenty-two seats are available for this program and the deadline for registering is February 26th. The cost of the program is $30 for NHPS members and $35 for non-members. Please register using the PayPal button below (use any credit card by clicking on the buy now button and scrolling down to the gray button named “Pay with Debit or Credit Card”) or you can register by calling Randy Stuart at 757-442-3471.

Mar
17
Sat
Raising the Green for the Regional Library @ Island House Restaurant
Mar 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Apr
6
Fri
Pizza Night at the New Church Fire Company @ New Church Volunteer Fire & Rescue
Apr 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Pizza Night at the New Church Fire Company @ New Church Volunteer Fire & Rescue

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

May
1
Tue
Le Tour De Shore
May 1 @ 5:00 pm
Le Tour De Shore
SAVE THE DATE:
Saturday, June 16, 2018

Mark your calendars and tell your friends!

Early Registration discounts! / Jerseys for the first 150 registrants who register before May 1, 2018.
Click here for more information or to sign up today!

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