"Water Water Everywhere"
Eastern Shore Art League Gallery
59 Market Street
Onancock, VA 23417
On the Eastern Shore, it's not hard to see "Water Water Everywhere," and that is the theme of the show next month at the ESAL Gallery. Water is a notoriously difficult subject, and it will be interesting to see what our artists produce.
The show will open on May 10, from 5 to 8 pm for second Friday celebrations in Onancock. It will continue through mid June.
Light refreshments will be served
10AM to 4PM
Wednesday through Saturday
THE MARINE SCIENCE CONSORTIUM
Memorial and Labor Day Family Camp
Why not spend a long weekend with your family
enjoying the nature of the Eastern Shore and
learning about all its wonders?
The Marine Science Consortium has just the
camp for you and your family!
Family Campers will throw a trawl net and collect
marine creatures on an ocean research vessel,
explore marine habitats, kayak through tidal
creeks, walk knee deep in marsh mud, and
enjoy the sun on a barrier island beach.
Appropriate For All Ages
Contact The Marine Science Consortium
34001 Mill Dam Road
Wallops Island, VA 23337
Art & Music
on the Farm
Itís a Rural Renaissance at the
Barrier Islands Center
7295 Young Street
Enjoy the pick of the crop in mid-Atlantic art along with live music all day representing different styles from around Virginia - plus food, wine and goodies for your garden.
Come and enjoy a day of song and strumming all surrounded by flowers, plants, local wine and great food and friends.
Adults - $10 in advance; $12 at the event
17 and under - free!
Family Fun Day
Shore Christian Academy
Oakland Drive Building Site
Exmore, VA 23350
Christian Music and Entertainment
Carnival Games and Activities
Kids Gym and Bounce House
The Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge cordially invites you and your family to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony for our newest attraction on Saturday, May 25 at 2:00 PM.
After seeing much action in the Pacific Theatre during World War II, a 68-foot, World War II gun barrel was recently moved to the Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge and restored for permanent display. The 16”/50 Caliber Mark VII gun barrel (#393) was on the U.S.S. Missouri at the signing of the Japanese surrender of World War II on September 2, 1945. This barrel is similar to the barrel which was in the World War II bunker when the refuge was Fort John Custis.
The barrel’s journey to the Eastern Shore of Virginia began over a year ago when it left St. Julien’s Creek Navy Yard, was loaded on a rail car in Little Creek and transported to Cape Charles on the Bay Coast Rail Barge. It arrived in Cape Charles on April 3, 2012 – where it waited for a year. On April 1, 2013 the barrel was transported from Cape Charles for 12 miles on an oversized trailer along Rt. 13 to the refuge.
Over the last month this historic gun barrel has been undergoing a transformation. First it was painstakingly moved – foot by foot -- into the bunker (all 120 tons of it). Next it was unshackled from the metal cradles and bars which have clamped and secured it over the past six decades while it was laying in storage at St. Julien’s Creek Navy Yard. Sparks were flying when the top cradles, estimated at 15 tons, were removed and the barrel was spit shined and gussied up – years of grime were sandblasted off and the painting process began. The barrel will wear both Navy battleship grey and Army olive drab colors to recognize the significance of this type of barrel to both military branches.
A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for May 25th at 2:00 PM to celebrate the return of this piece of history to the Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge. All are invited to join us in celebrating the installation and restoration of the gun barrel at the refuge.
Come touch a piece of history this Memorial Day weekend!!
This event is being sponsored in part by the National Wildlife Refuge System, VT Group, ProCoat LLC, Expert House Movers, Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce and Virginia State Parks.
757-331-2760 ext 116
Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge
5003 Hallett Circle
Cape Charles, VA 23310
JEFF MADSON AT THE CLAM SHACK
A Shore favorite, Jeff brings classic vocals and acoustic rhythms! Join us for good food, good music,
and good friends!
Call 442-3800 for reservations
No Cover Charge
6468 Lankford Highway, Route 13
Nassawadox, VA 23413
‘Coming Full Circle’
Raising awareness of our Native American heritage on the
original Accomac Nation seaside Gingaskin Reservation (1640-1813)
now Indiantown Park
an extension of Powhatan's Empire
From Grand Entries to Native American Drums and Dancers
Flute music, artifacts, traditional bows and today's hunters who use them
Eastern Woodland Primitive Weapons, Native American vendors and traditional food
Ask questions of Tribal Historian and meet the Chiefs !
Bring your favorite artifacts for identification
Oldest Court Records in the Nation, from 1632
Open on Saturday only 9-2
Native American genealogist Sherry Majors offers
a free genealogy workshop
Grand Entry: Saturday 12 noon, Sunday 1 pm
Rain or Shine
Suggested donation $4.00: children under 6 & Scouts in uniform free
No alcohol or pets allowed
Town of Eastville
eastville.esva.net (757) 678-7523
Town Clerk : (757) 678-7789
Town Office email
KER PLACE LECTURE
"ONANCOCK RIOT OF 1907"
Join the Historical Society at Ker Place as we welcome the return of guest lecturer Kentoya Garcia as she speaks
about the Onancock Riot of 1907
Tickets: $5.00 for Historical Society Members
$10.00 for Non Members
PO Box 179
69 Market Street
A Healthy Community for the Eastern Shore
23610 Front Street
Accomac, VA 23301
Join Patti Kiger for an informative and entertaining presentation on how we can improve Eastern Shore Health by creating opportunities for deliciously healthy foods and naturally increased physical activity.
For More Information
This is part of the ‘Living on the Shore’ Lecture Series
being presented monthly by the
Friends of the Eastern Shore Public Library