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Events for the Month of January, 2017

Fisherman Island National Wildlife Refuge Tours Virginia  -  Cape Charles
(10/1/2016 - 3/4/2017)
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Saturdays from October to the first weekend in March. The tour introduces visitors to the unique variety of wildlife found on the island. As you pass through several habitats, you will learn about wildlife management on refuges, explore the diversity of wildlife, and discover the rich history of Fisherman Island and the role it played during World War II.

Details

  • Tour time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Meet at 8:45 am at the Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center 
  • Trail Length: 4 miles 
  • Trail Difficulty: Varies from soft to hard-packed sand  
  • Registration requirements: Advance registration required 
  • Fee: Free 
  • To register: Contact us at 757-331-2760 ext. 123

    https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Fisherman_Island/events/refugetour.html

Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 9 AM      - 12 noon
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Lemon Tree Gallery and Studio- : Flatfooting every 2nd Friday!  -  Cape Charles
(1/13/2017 - 12/31/2017)
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Flatfoot Dancing Every 2nd Friday at the Lemon Tree Gallery and Studio. Bring the whole family for a romping good time.

"The music just goes in your ear, down through your soul, and comes out through your feet.’’

 

Free Admission. Everyone Welcome. Live Appalachian Music

Complimentary Refreshments/Cash Bar

301 Mason Ave., Cape Charles, VA 23310.
757-331-4327 
https://www.facebook.com/lemontreecapecharles/


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 6 PM      - 8PM
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Cheriton Market - Fridays  -  Cheriton
(1/13/2017 - 12/30/2017)
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Cheriton Market bringing together local artists in downtown Cheriton and at The Local to showcase their talents. Clothing, crafts, painting, food and local fresh oysters! 


Location :: Cheriton

Time :: 5 PM      - 7 PM
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Great Machipongo Clam Shack- Third Thursday Open Mic Poetry/Storytelling Night  -  Eastern Shore
(1/19/2017)
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Third Thursday Open Mic Poetry/Storytelling Night at The Great Machipongo Clam Shack. Enjoy a night of local wordsmiths and story weavers hosted by Ken Sutton.  Come out and listen or share your poems and stories with open mike!  Call 442-3800 for more info or visit www.thegreatmachipongoclamshack.com

6468 Lankford Highway


Location :: Eastern Shore

Time :: 6 PM      - 8PM
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Historic Palace Theater- "Finding Dory"  -  Cape Charles
(1/20/2017)
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Rated PG
Tickets $5 at the door
Director Andrew Stanton

Synopsis

In this sequel to Pixar's 2003 smash hit Finding Nemo, lovable, amnesiac blue tang Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) decides to go off in search of her long-lost parents. With the help of young clown fish Nemo (Hayden Rolence) and his dad Marlin (Albert Brooks), Dory heads for California and the Monterey Marine Life Institute, evading predators along the way as she hopes to find a place she can call home. Co-directed by Andrew Stanton and Angus MacLane, Finding Dory also features the voice talents of Diane Keaton, Ty Burrell, Bill Hader, Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Eugene Levy, Idris Elba, Dominic West, and Sigourney Weaver. Author: Daniel Gelb

 

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.  -Andre Gide 

305 Mason Avenue


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 7:00 PM    
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Eastern Shore's First Inaugural Ball  -  Nassawadox
(1/20/2017)
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Come to Little Italy Ristorante for the Eastern Shore's First Inaugural Ball featuring singer, songwriter, international recording artist and talk show radio host, Pamela Stanlely. She came on the scene in the 1980's with four top-20 hits and is best known for her worldwide acclaimed songs "Coming Out of Hiding" and "I Don't Want to Talk About It". They reached #4 and #13 on the Billboard Charts. Singing her whole life, her show takes you through Pop, Jazz, Broadway, Disco, and R&B. 

No cover charge.  Dress as you like, come as you will.  The most creatively dressed couple will win a $100 gift certificate.  You can't participate in Washington's Ball, but you can participate in the first Eastern Shore Inaugural Ball!  

Call 757-442-7831 for reservations.
10227 Rogers Drive
www.FrancoLittleItaly.com


Location :: Nassawadox

Time :: 6:30 PM      - 11:30 PM
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Science and Philosophy Seminar - "The Myth of Informed Consent: An Ethical House of Cards"  -  Melfa
(1/20/2017)
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The Myth of Informed Consent:  An Ethical House of Cards

Science and Philosophy Seminar of the Eastern Shore of Virginia has scheduled a seminar, “The Myth of Informed Consent:  An Ethical House of Cards.”  The free 90-minute seminar will be held in the Lecture Hall of the Eastern Shore Community College, 29300 Lankford Hwy. Art Fournier will lead the Seminar and will explore the difficulties patients face in making the right decisions about their health.Fournier has retired to the Shore after 35 years teaching family medicine and internal medicine at the University of Miami.

 These seminars are occasionally rescheduled 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.


Location :: Melfa

Time :: 12:30 PM      - 2 PM
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Gallery 209-Live Music- Dahna Rowe  -  Cape Charles
(1/20/2017)

Dahna Rowe returns to Gallery 209 on Mason Avenue .

Dahna will be rockin’ the house out!
Call 331-0404 for info. Great room and great time. Donation at door.

 


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 7:00 PM      - 10 PM
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Lemon Tree Gallery and Studio- Open Mic Night - every 3rd Friday  -  Cape Charles
(1/20/2017 - 12/31/2017)
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Lemon Tree is excited to announce Open Mic Night onThird Fridays! 

Musicians, singers/songwriters, comedians, poets, performance artists, storytellers...If you want to showcase your talent, we've got a stage and a warm, receptive audience. Throw in refreshments and a cash bar, free admission and everyone welcome and we are in for a memorable evening! First come sign up sheet at 6pm.

301 Mason Ave., Cape Charles, VA 23310
757-331-4327 
https://www.facebook.com/lemontreecapecharles/

 


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 6 PM      - 8PM
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Great Machipongo Clam Shack- Live Music- Dee Ervin  -  Nassawadox
(1/20/2017)
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Dee Ervin performing at The Great Machipongo Clam Shack

Dee has a marvelous voice that you won't want to miss! She's passionate about her music and it shows!  Enjoy a night of great music and great food! Call 442-3800 for more info or visit www.thegreatmachipongoclamshack.com

6468 Lankford Highway
757-442-3800


Location :: Nassawadox

Time :: 6:30 PM      - 8:30 PM
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Chincoteague Island Theatre- "Breakfast at Tiffany's"  -  Chincoteague Island
(1/20/2017)

Part of the Winter Film Series presented by Chincoteague Island Arts Organization

"Breakfast at Tiffany's" sponsored by Wine, Cheesem, & More

Tickets $5.
ciarts.org
4074 Main Street
757-336-6109

 


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 7:00 PM    
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Chincoteague Cultural Alliance - Island Coffeehouse - Headline Performer: Kasey Williams  -  Chincoteague Island
(1/21/2017)
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Headline perfomer:
Kasey Williams is an actress/singer-songwriter from East Tennessee, now living and working in New York City.  While focusing on an acting career, she had no idea that creating music was in her future.  Now she has released her first self-titled EP (seven songs), as well as a couple of singles.  They touch on love, loss and what goes on in my head when I am waitressing.” 

Opening Act: 
Troy Outten is a local favorite who brings skill and passion to his performances.  His performance at last year's Beatles tribute was sensational.  He may throw in a couple of original songs along with whatever strikes his fancy.   

$5 adults; $3 students
Doors open @6:30pm
For more information CCA Island Coffeehouse


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 7 PM    
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Great Machipongo Clam Shack- Live Music- Jeff Madson  -  Nassawadox
(1/21/2017)
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Jeff Madson playing at The Great Machipongo Clam Shack in Nassawadox.  Jeff is a well-known local with rich vocals and classic renditions of blues, rock and more!  No cover charge. Call 442-3800 or visit www.thegreatmachipongoclamshack.com

 

6468 Lankford Highway
757-442-3800


Location :: Nassawadox

Time :: 6:30 PM      - 8:30 PM
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The Art of producing fermented sauerkraut class in historic Cape Charles  -  Cape Charles
(1/21/2017)
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Learn the art of producing traditionally fermented sauerkraut in historic Cape Charles. Making fermented foods was a necessity in days before refrigeration to preserve foods for the winter months. In addition to preserving the vegetables, the fermentation process actually makes them more nutritious. This class will provide you with the information you need to produce sauerkraut safely as well as the hands-on joy of making your own special kraut blend. All instructions and materials are included. 



506 Monroe Ave, Cape Charles, VA 23310-3316
Cost: $25. Call Karen at 240-393-5625 to register
Next Week · 45–52° Rain Showers


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 1 PM      - 3 PM
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Learn about Earth’s sun and participate in solar viewing  -  Wallops Island
(1/21/2017)

Learn about Earth’s sun and participate in solar viewing through high powered telescopes, as well as sun-themed activities and movies. The sun is a star, a hot ball of glowing gases at the heart of our solar system. The connection and interactions between the sun and Earth drive the seasons, ocean currents, weather, climate, radiation belts and aurorae. With the help of experts from the Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation, safely view the sun through a solar telescope while look for sunspots, solar prominences and flares. Learn about the 2017 total solar eclipse and how you can safely view this rare opportunity.

This event will occur regardless of weather, however, solar telescope viewing is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.

The STEM in the Sky Astronomy Series is funded in part through the 2015 Competitive Program for Science Museums, Planetariums, and NASA Visitor Centers (CP4SMPVC+) 

NASA Wallops Flight Facility
Bldg. J-20
Wallops Island, VA 23337
Office: 757.824.2298

Website: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/visitorcenter
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nasawffvisitorcenter
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/104070982731335442490


Location :: Wallops Island

Time :: 1 PM      - 3 PM
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North Street Playhouse- "Bakersfield"  -  Onancock
(1/27/2017 - 1/28/2017)
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Maude, a fifty-something unemployed bartender living in a trailer park, has bought a painting for a few bucks from a thrift store. Despite almost trashing it, she’s now convinced it’s a lost masterpiece by Jackson Pollock worth millions. But when world-class art expert Lionel Percy flies over from New York and arrives at her trailer home in Bakersfield to authenticate the painting, he has no idea what he is about to discover. Inspired by true events, this hilarious and thought-provoking new comedy-drama asks vital questions about what makes art and people truly authentic.

Starring Sara Stuart & Greg Jones

Tickets: $15 Adult $13 Seniors $10 Students


Location :: Onancock

Time :: 8 PM    
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Great Machipongo Clam Shack- Live Music- The Lowlanders  -  Nassawadox
(1/27/2017)
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The Lowlanders performing at The Great Machipongo Clam Shack

Join David Kohut and Eric White for a night of lively Irish tunes and Celtic acoustics.  Check out the Shack's selection of healthy hemp food and beauty products.

 

www.thegreatmachipongoclamshack.com
6468 Lankford Highway
757-442-3800


Location :: Nassawadox

Time :: 6:30 PM      - 8:30 PM
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Eastern Shore's own Arts Center presents Swing Project  -  Belle Haven
(1/27/2017)
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Location :: Belle Haven

Time :: 8 PM    
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Great Machipongo Clam Shack- Live Music- The Reasoners  -  Nassawadox
(1/28/2017)
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The Reasoners performing at The Great Machipongo Clam Shack

Red Miller and David Parks will be playing classic rock, oldies, and blues favorites! Red hosts WESR's "Shore Made Music" local music radio show, so it's a real treat!

 

Call 442-3800 for info and reservations.
www.thegreatmachipongoclamshack.com
6468 Lankford Highway


Location :: Nassawadox

Time :: 6:30 PM      - 8:30 PM
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Friends of the Northampton Free Library Winter Series - Eastern Shore Authors - January - Walkley E. Johnson  -  Nassawadox
(1/28/2017)

Walkley E. Johnson, retired attorney, avid fisherman and active Eastern Shore community contributor, will speak about his book, Song of the Mockingbirds. Johnson’s interest in and care for the Eastern Shore’s natural treasures life is a sheer delight.

Please join us on the last Saturday of January, February and March for our initial Eastern Shore Authors programs.  The authors will discuss their books which explore a variety of Eastern Shore experiences.  A delicious lunch and lively discussion will follow each presentation. 

Place:
Little Italy Restaurant in Nassawadox
10227 Rogers Dr, Nassawadox, VA 23413       

Tickets are $15. Please call 414-0010 or 442-2112 for reservations
Presented by the Friends of the Northampton Free Library
7745 Seaside Road
Nassawadox, VA 23413


Location :: Nassawadox

Time :: 11 AM      - 1 PM
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