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Delmarva Discovery Center - Daily Programs  -  Eastern Shore
(10/1/2014 - 6/30/2015)
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Location :: Eastern Shore
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Spring Programs  -  Cape Charles
(3/2/2015 - 5/27/2015)
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Location :: Cape Charles
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April Events at the Clam Shack  -  Nassawadox
(4/1/2015 - 4/30/2015)
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Wednesday, April 1st  
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - First Wednesday Open Mike Night  Hosted by Peg Volk. April Fool's Day and Open Mic will make for some great fun with our local talent!!  Austin Riopel is back from Nashville to headline this month's event at the 8 o'clock hour.  Don't miss it!

Friday, April 3  7 p.m. - 9 p.m. - The Lowlanders  Join David Kohut and Eric White (formerly "The Celtic Sessions") for a fun night of classic Irish tunes and Celtic acoustics.  Don't forget the Clam Shack is great for gourmet groceries!  

Saturday, April 4  7 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Al McKegg performing!  Al is a songwriter who is new to the Shore.  He has performed throughout the Washington and Baltimore area for many years.  Come out and hear his new songs, popular covers, and songs from his CD, "Al's All-Nite Diner."  For samples of his music visit     

Friday, April 10  7 p.m. - 9 p.m. - The Lowlanders  Join David Kohut and Eric White (formerly "The Celtic Sessions") for a fun night of classic Irish tunes and Celtic acoustics.  

Saturday, April 11  7 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Heroes 4 Sale  Joshua Barret is best known for his hosting Open Mic events in Chincoteague.  Josh as Heroes 4 Sale plays a great mix of blues, originals and old time favorites.   

Thursday, April 16  6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Third Thursday Open Mike Poetry/Storytelling Night   Enjoy a night of local wordsmiths and story weavers hosted by Peg Volk.  Third Thursday is quickly becoming a Shore classic!   

Friday, April 17  7 p.m. - 9 p.m. - The Lowlanders  Join David Kohut and Eric White (formerly "The Celtic Sessions") for a fun night of classic Irish tunes and Celtic acoustics.  

Saturday, April 18  7 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Jeff Madson   Jeff is a local favorite with his rich vocals and classic renditions of blues, rock and more!  Enjoy a night out with good music and good friends!  

Friday, April 24  7 p.m. - 9 p.m. - The Lowlanders  Join David Kohut and Eric White (formerly "The Celtic Sessions") for a lively night of classic Irish tunes and Celtic acoustics. For info call 442-3800

Saturday, April 25  7 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Acoustic duo Matt and Wayne Young featuring Bill LeCato    Playing your favorite rock, blues, and country favorites, Matt and Wayne Young are joined by Bill LeCato on the piano.   

Every Sunday 1-3 p.m. Musical Musings with Kaye Piano favorites played by Kaye Welsch.

Call 757-442-3800

No Cover Charge

6468 Lankford Highway
Nassawadox, VA 23413

Check out the full event calendar at the Clam Shack's website

Location :: Nassawadox
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Blessing of the Worms and Rain Barrel Workshop  -  Cape Charles
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5th Annual

Blessing of the Worms

New Roots Youth Garden
Randolph Avenue & Fig Street
Cape Charles, VA  23310

Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 1:30 PM      - 4:00 PM
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Sunday Art Sessions: Printmaking Pride  -  Cape Charles
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Sunday Art Sessions 
with Eden Ertle

 "Printmaking Pride"

Sundays from 2:30-4:30
April 12, April 19, April 26

3 week class for $90
Ages 12 and up, all materials  provided

ArtsEnter Cape Charles

Instructor Eden Ertle

Make your mark! Printmakers have something to say and want to leave an impression. This course will help you to do just that: creating a well thought out design, transferring it to a block, and carving then printing it. You will leave with many copies of your hand made work to keep or to distribute as you wish!

Session 1
Designing and carving a greeting card or postcard

Session 2
Designing and carving a landscape

Session 3
Hand printing with ink 

Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 2:30 PM      - 4:30 PM
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Flatfooting Dance Workshop  -  Machipongo
(4/28/2015 - 5/19/2015)
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Flatfooting Dance


Barrier Islands Center
7295 Young Street
Machipongo, VA 23405


Bill McGlothlin

Live musical accompaniment
Lynn Williams on fiddle
Tom Wescott on guitar

Free for all ages

Get inspired and ready for Art & Music on the Farm with some flatfoot dancing, an old time dance style popular in the Blue Ridge Mountains and closely associated with traditional string band music in that the dancer's feet barely leave the floor. Beginners will learn the basic steps while more advanced flatfooters can jump right in with the music.

Adults and children are welcome to attend one or all 4 sessions

Reservations are requested

Location :: Machipongo

Time :: Tuesdays, 7 - 9PM    
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B&B Based Adventure Weekend  -  Onancock
(5/1/2015 - 5/3/2015)
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First trip is May 1-3 

Check our Trip Calendar for available dates spring through Fall.

We turn the weekend into the perfect mix of Eastern Shore nature and small town charm. We'll paddle Onancock Creek at sunset for a beach supper, Chesapeake Bay marshes and seaside islands by day, and reward you at a charming B&B and dinner out in the 1680 Colonial port town of Onancock, VA. Add an introductory tandem hang gliding flight with Virginia Hanggliding, a kayak winery tour with SouthEast Expeditions, a boat trip out to the island community of Tangier, or a post-paddle massage! Lodging is included at an historic, family-run B&B in Onancock that is walking or biking distance to shops, galleries and eateries.

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Location :: Onancock
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Lecture - 70th Anniversary Wallops: Future  -  Wallops Island
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Location :: Wallops Island

Time :: 5:00 PM      - 6:30 PM
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Play - The Bare & The Cubbe  -  Onancock
(5/1/2015 - 5/2/2015)
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 Main Stage Series





 by Cartland Berge


Celebrating 350 years of theatre on the Eastern Shore!  Written by local playwright Cartland Berge, this play tells the story of the first play performed in English in the New World on August 27, 1665, at Fowke's Tavern in Pungoteague, right here on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.  Historical information about the original performance is taken from the Accomack County court records of 1665.  NSP produced the world premiere of this recreated tale in 2007.


 May 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 at 8 pm

Sunday, May 10 at 2:30 pm


  Main Stage Series Tickets

 Adults $20

 Seniors $18
Students $10 


  The North Street Playhouse, Inc.
34 Market Street
Onancock, Virginia 23417
(757) 787-2050

Location :: Onancock

Time :: 8 PM    
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ESO LIVE! Blues - Chris English  -  Belle Haven
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Chris English

Blues, with a focus on Delta blues

Eastern Shore's Own (ESO) Arts Center
15293 King Street
Belle Haven, VA 23306

Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Music begins at 8 p.m.

Reserve a table and bring friends

Tickets: $10


or online

Location :: Belle Haven

Time :: 8 PM    
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Seminar - "How CBES Got Its Groove Back"  -  Melfa
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Science and Philosophy Seminar

"How CBES Got Its Groove Back"

Donna Bozza

Eastern Shore Community College
Lecture Hall
29300 Lankford Highway
Melfa, VA 23410

Donna Bozza will lead the Seminar and will explore the journey of a grassroots organization, Citizens for a Better Eastern Shore, from its passionate conception to its commitment to community 27 years later.

A former journalist and later director of the Eastern Shore Tourism Commission, Bozza is the first full-time director of CBES.

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These seminars are occasionally rescheduled or postponed on short notice. Prospective attendees are urged to check the Seminar’s website ( within two days of a scheduled date.

The Science and Philosophy Seminar is an informally organized group of adults that meets more or less regularly to explore and discuss a wide array of topics, ranging from philosophical speculation to scientific research.

Individual Seminar members generally lead the group’s meetings. Occasionally, speakers from outside of the group are invited to make presentations to the Seminar. All Seminar presentations are open to the public. No admission fees are charged.

Location :: Melfa

Time :: 12:30 PM      - 2:00 PM
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Seafood Festival  -  Chincoteague Island
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Presented by the 

This event is held to promote the seafood industry on Virginia's Eastern Shore. The all you can eat festival offers fresh, local seafood and will include exciting offerings and signature dishes from local restaurants together with Eastern Shore favorites prepared by famous festival cooks, volunteers, and professionals. 

Little neck clams, a long-time festival staple, will be available along with fish, clams and oysters prepared in a variety of ways. A few menu items for the land-lubbers  will also be available. Soft drinks and water are included in the ticket price. Beer will be available for purchase. There will be live entertainment for everyone's enjoyment. 

This is an advance-ticketed event
There are usually no tickets sold at the gate
Purchase and print e-tickets online at
The Chamber accepts all major credit cards
and there is a $5 shipping and handling fee per order.  

Admission Fee: $40.00 Adults
Children Under 5 Are Free
All Sales are Final
Festival Held Rain or Shine
No pets inside the festival grounds

Tom's Cove Campground
8128 Beebe Road

Chincoteague Island, VA  23336
Phone (757) 336-6498

Evelyn Shotwell
Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce
6733 Maddox Boulevard
PO Box 258
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
Phone: 757-336-6161
Fax: 757-336-1242 


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: Noon      - 4 PM
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NASA Children's Programs  -  Wallops Island
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Location :: Wallops Island

Time :: 11 AM & 2 PM    
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Book Bin - Independent Bookstore Day  -  Onley
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Location :: Onley
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Le Tour de Shore  -  Onancock
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Take a beautiful ride  between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean!  See picturesque small towns lined with historic homes, musems, art galleries and shoops.  The countryside features miles of farmland and forests as you travel down scenic country roads.

Register now for this year's spring bike tour around the Shore. Individuals can register online with a credit card at

Early registration - $45
After April 15 - $55
Day of bike ride - $60
Ages 7 to 15 - $25

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ESVA Chamber of Commerce

Open Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5 PM

A portion of the proceeds will benefit
Eastern Shore Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Location :: Onancock

Time :: 8 AM    
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Bake and Bloom Sale  -  Capeville

2nd Annual

Bake & Bloom Sale

Capeville United Methodist Church
Capeville Drive (off Rt. 13)

Rain or shine!

  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Sale of plants, seeds, and bulbs plus books and garden tools
    • Sale of heirloom recipe baked goods
    • "Baked Potatoes & Fixing," take-out or eat-in lunch available with admission ticket
  • Limited number of tickets available at door

Guest Presentations & door prizes

The theme of this year's Bake and Bloom is the hymn - In the Garden
"I walk in the garden alone while the dew is still on the roses"

  • Will explore the physical and spiritual health benefits of prayer and meditation in a garden - at church or at home, and how to create a low maintenance garden using native plants.
  • Guest speakers will include a physician, a minister, a master gardener, and a landscape designer.
  • Door prizes at the end of each presentation.

Sale of plants and homemade heirloom recipe baked goods

Tickets - $5 advance or $6 door
Includes the potato with fixings and presentations

Church members, at door, or email request:

We would love to see you there!

For information, or to preorder a baked potato call 757-331-1997

Location :: Capeville

Time :: 10 AM      - 1 PM
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