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Live Music – First Wednesday Open Mic Night  -  Nassawadox
(1/3/2018 - 12/5/2018)
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The Great Machipongo Clam Shack presents First Wednesday Open Mic Night hosted by Peg Volk and showcasing talented local musicians, poets and entertainers.

CONTACT INFO
757-442-3800

WEBSITE
www.thegreatmachipongoclamshack.com

ADDRESS
Route 13, 6468 Lankford Highway, 23413

COST
Event free, food & drink for purchase

DATES
Wednesday, January 3 - Wednesday, December 5

TIME
6 pm – 8 pm


Location :: Nassawadox

Time :: 6 pm      - 10 pm
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Live Music - Fridays  -  Cape Charles
(1/5/2018 - 12/28/2018)

Jump start your weekend with a warm welcome, live entertainment, and a glass of wine at the Lemon Tree Gallery and Studio.  Complimentary refreshments/cash bar.

CONTACT INFO
757-331-4327

WEBSITE
www.LemonTree.Gallery

ADDRESS
301 Mason Avenue, 23310

COST
Free

DATES
Friday, January 5 - Friday, December 28

TIME
6 pm – 8 pm


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 6 pm      - 8 pm
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Flatfoot Dancing – Live Bluegrass Music  -  Cape Charles
(1/12/2018 - 12/14/2018)
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Enjoy flatfoot dancing every second Friday at the Lemon Tree Gallery and Studio with live music by local bluegrass bands.

CONTACT INFO
757-331-4327

WEBSITE
www.LemonTree.Gallery

ADDRESS
301 Mason Avenue, 23310

COST
Free

DATES
Friday, January 12 –Friday, December 14

TIME
6 pm – 8 pm


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 6 pm      - 8 pm
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Open Mic Poetry/Storytelling Night Third Thursdays – Hosted by Ken Sutton  -  Nassawadox
(1/18/2018 - 12/20/2018)
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The Great Machipongo Clam Shack presents Third Thursday Open Mic Poetry/Storytelling Night with Ken Sutton. Listen or share your poems and stories with open mic.

CONTACT INFO
757-442-3800

WEBSITE
www.thegreatmachipongoclamshack.com

ADDRESS
Route 13, 6468 Lankford Highway, 23413

COST
Event free, food & drink for purchase

DATES
Thursday, January 18 – December 20

TIME
6 pm – 8 pm


Location :: Nassawadox

Time :: 6 pm      - 8 pm
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Live Music - Open Mic Night Third Fridays  -  Cape Charles
(1/19/2018 - 12/21/2018)
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Lemon Tree Gallery and Studio presents Open Mic Night where you can show your talents or support their expanding repertoire of budding artists. Complimentary refreshments and a cash bar are available.

CONTACT INFO
757-331-4327

WEBSITE
www.LemonTree.Gallery 

ADDRESS
301 Mason Avenue, 23310

COST
Free

DATE
Friday, February 16

TIME
6 pm – 8 pm


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 6 pm      - 8 pm
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Live Music & Art  -  Chincoteague Island
(1/20/2018 - 12/8/2018)
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Each month enjoy a variety of arts and performances by acoustic musicians and spoken word artists at the Island Coffeehouse. View art and savor food and drinks. 

CONTACT INFO
757-381-7733

WEBSITE
https://www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org/ 

ADDRESS
6309 Church St, 23336

COST
$5, $3 students 22 and under, art, food & drink for purchase

DATES
3rd Saturdays, January 20 - December 15

TIME
6:30 pm


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 6:30 pm    
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Wine/Beer - Second Friday Wine Tasting  -  Onancock
(3/9/2018 - 1/25/2019)
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Enjoy wine tastings at the North Street Market every second Friday.

CONTACT INFO
757-787-8805

ADDRESS
5 North Street, 23417

COST
Free

DATES
Every second Friday

TIME
4 pm - 6 pm


Location :: Onancock

Time :: 4 pm      - 6 pm
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Arts & Crafts - Farmers and Artisans Market  -  Chincoteague Island
(4/21/2018 - 10/27/2018)
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Great things from the farm, field and bay plus quality arts, crafts, and attic treasures for sale at the Chincoteague Cultural Alliance Community Center for the Arts.

CONTACT INFO
757-381-7733

WEBSITE
https://www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org/markets.html

ADDRESS
6309 Church Street, 23336

COST
Free, items for sale

DATES
Saturdays, April 21 – October 27, plus Friday, October 26
Wednesdays, May 30 – August 29, plus Tuesday, July 24

TIME
9 am – 1 pm


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 9 am      - 1 pm
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Antique Shows/Flea Markets - Farmer's Market  -  Onancock
(5/5/2018 - 11/17/2018)
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Find fresh, seasonal, and locally grown and manufactured products and art, as well as entertainment, at the Onancock Market.

CONTACT INFO
757-787-2028

WEBSITE
http://onancockmarket.com/

ADDRESS
Corner of Market and Ames Streets, 23417

COST
Free, food and art for sale

DATES
Saturdays, May 5 - November 17

TIME
9 am - 12 noon


Location :: Onancock

Time :: 9 am      - 12 noon
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Workshops/Classes - Spirit Movement Ecstatic Dance Wave  -  Onancock
(5/20/2018 - 12/30/2018)

Benefit body, mind and soul with Spirit Movement - Ecstatic Dance Wave’s class, upstairs above Onancock Town Hall. No experience necessary.  

CONTACT INFO
757-710-6532

ADDRESS
15 North Street, 23347 

COST
Donations

DATES
First, third & fith Sundays monthly

TIME
11 am - 12:30 pm


Location :: Onancock

Time :: 11 am      - 12:30 pm
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History/Heritage - Over Here, Over There: Shore Stories from the Great War  -  Onancock
(9/21/2018 - 12/15/2018)
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With Nov. 11 marking the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War, the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society launches a World War I exhibit featuring Eastern Shoremen and their role in America’s part of the conflict at historic Ker Place.

CONTACT INFO
757-787-8012

WEBSITE
www.shorehistory.org

ADDRESS
69 Market Street, 23417

COST
Free

DATE
Friday, September 21 - Saturday, December 15, exhibit
Friday, September 21, opening reception

TIMES
Exhibit- Tuesdays - Saturdays, 11 am - 3 pm
Reception- 6 pm - 8 pm


Location :: Onancock

Time :: 11 am      - 3 pm
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Culinary - Farmers Market  -  Cape Charles
(9/25/2018 - 12/15/2018)
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The Cape Charles Farmers Market offers selections of prepared foods, including barbecue, breads, sweet and savory baked goods, chef-prepared ready-to-eat salads and take-and-bake seasonal dishes, honey, jams, and more delicious offerings for your table.

CONTACT INFO
757-607-6483 
https://www.facebook.com/capecharlesfarmersmarket/ 

ADDRESS
814 Randolph Avenue,  23310

COST
Event free, items for purchase

DATES
Tuesdays, September 25, October 9 & 23, November 17, December 15

TIME 
3 pm - 6 pm


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 3 pm      - 6 pm
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Workshops/Classes - Acrylic Painting  -  Chincoteague Island
(9/26/2018 - 10/17/2018)
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Students learn techniques in airbrushing, image transfer, and using acrylic as a watercolor to create a lighthouse painting with instructor, Jenny Somers, at Chincoteague Cultural Alliance Community Center.  Each session is similar but students may paint different lighthouses.

CONTACT INFO
757-336-3130

WEBSITE
www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org

ADDRESS
6309 Church Street, 23336

COST
$40, includes all supplies

DATES
Wednesdays, September 26, October 3, & 17

TIME
1 pm - 4 pm


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 1 pm      - 4 pm
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Arts & Crafts - Fall Exhibition: A Tribute to Adamo  -  Cape Charles
(9/28/2018 - 4/7/2019)

Lemon Tree Gallery and Studio presents a tribute exhibition to oil painter, Adamo during this fall season.

CONTACT INFO
757-331-4327

WEBSITE
http://www.lemontree.gallery/

ADDRESS
301 Mason Avenue, 23310

COST
Free

DATES
Friday, September 28 opening reception
Fall 2018 exhibit

TIME
6 pm - 8 pm, opening reception
Store hours 10 am - 5 pm


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 6 pm      - 8 pm
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Sporting - Seaside Day Paddle  -  Onancock
(10/13/2018 - 10/14/2018)
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Join Burnham Guides on two seaside kayak adventures, one on the Great Machipongo River, the other to a seaside barrier island.  Both trips leave from Onancock Wharf and include gear and lunch.

CONTACT INFO
305-240-0650

WEBSITE
www.burnhamguides.com/virginia

ADDRESS
2 King Street, 23417

COST
$125 per day, includes kayak, gear, and lunch

DATES
Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14

TIME
9 am - 3 pm 

 


Location :: Onancock

Time :: 9 am      - 3 pm
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History/Heritage - Conversation Cafe: The Life of Artist Adamo  -  Cape Charles
(10/14/2018)

Donna Adams shares about the life of the late artist Adamo, whose works are featured at the Lemon Tree Gallery and Studio this season.

CONTACT INFO
757-331-4327

WEBSITE
www.LemonTree.Gallery

ADDRESS
301 Mason Avenue, 23310

COST
Free

DATE
Sunday, October 14

TIME
11am

 


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 11 am    
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History/Heritage - Meet the Carvers  -  Machipongo
(10/19/2018)
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Do not miss this rare opportunity to share in the collective wisdom of generations of Eastern Shore decoy carvers, learn about their carving techniques, and hear their stories of the rich hunting culture of the area while enjoying hors d'oevures, wine, and beer at the Barrier Islands Center.

CONTACT INFO
757-678-5550

WEBSITE
www.barrierislandscenter.org

ADDRESS
7295 Young Street, 23405

COST
$50 tickets

DATE
Friday, October 19

TIME
5 pm - 8 pm


Location :: Machipongo

Time :: 5 pm      - 8 pm
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Performances - Wild and Wonderful Storytelling Program  -  Machipongo
(10/19/2018)
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The Barrier Islands Center Coffee Hour lecture series presents award-winning storyteller/actress Barbara Spilman Lawson who brings goofy and glorious characters to life as she weaves her hilarious tales.

CONTACT INFO
757-678-5550

WEBSITE
www.barrierislandscenter.org

ADDRESS
7295 Young Street, 23405

COST
Free, preregistration required

DATE
Friday, October 19

TIME
10:30 am - 11:30 am


Location :: Machipongo

Time :: 10:30 am      - 11:30 am
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Family Fun - Free Movie Event  -  Onancock
(10/19/2018)
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North Street Playhouse hosts a fun evening with a free movie, cocktails, costume contests, free hors d'oeuvres, bingo, trivia contest, and children's activities.

CONTACT INFO
757-787-2050

WEBSITE
www.northstreetplayhouse.org

ADDRESS
34 Market Street, 23417

COST
Free movie, games and drinks for sale

DATE
Friday, October 19

TIME
6 pm - Cocktails and games
7 pm - Movie


Location :: Onancock

Time :: 6 pm    
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NASA - International Observe the Moon Night  -  Wallops Island
(10/19/2018)
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The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center hosts this event with a moon-themed presentation at th Visitor Center's auditorium followed by night sky observations of Earth's moon through telescopes.  Movies, hands-on activities, and crafts are also available.

CONTACT INFO
757-824-2298

WEBSITE
www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/visitorcenter

ADDRESS
Rt. 175, Bldg. J-20, 23337

COST
Free

DATE
Friday, October 19

TIME
7 pm - 10 pm


Location :: Wallops Island

Time :: 7 pm       - 10 pm
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Music - Al McKegg  -  Nassawadox
(10/19/2018)
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Come hear a new songwriter and musician to the area, Al McKegg, at The Great Machipongo Clam Shack.

CONTACT INFO
757-442-3800

WEBSITE
www.thegreatmachipongoclamshack.com

ADDRESS
Route 13, 6468 Lankford Highway, 23413

COST
Event free, food & drink for purchase

DATE
Friday, October 19

TIME
7 pm - 9 pm 


Location :: Nassawadox

Time :: 7 pm       - 9 pm
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History/Heritage - Remembering the War Years before Iraq  -  Melfa
(10/19/2018)

Science and Philosophy Seminar of the Eastern Shore presents "Remembering the War Years Before Iraq" by John Van Kesteren, retired Air Force, at the Eastern Shore Community College.

CONTACT INFO
757-710-3001

WEBSITE
www.SciPhi.org

ADDRESS
29300 Lankford Highway, 23410

COST
Free

DATE
Friday, October 19

TIME
12:30 pm - 2 pm


Location :: Melfa

Time :: 12:30 pm      - 2 pm
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Culinary - Oyster Roast & Clam Steam  -  Exmore
(10/20/2018)
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Enjoy all-you-can-eat seaside oysters, clams, chowder, bbq and fixings at the Exmore Rotary Soule Arnold Oyster Roast & Clam Steam held in Exmore Town Park.

WEBSITE
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/annual-soule-arnold-oyster-roast-clam-steam-hosted-by-the-exmore-rotary-club-tickets-48482197558?

ADDRESS
3380 Main Street, 23350

COST
$45

DATE
Saturday, October 20

TIME
4 pm - 8 pm


Location :: Exmore

Time :: 4 pm      - 8 pm
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History/Heritage - Book Signing by Jay Fleming  -  Cape Charles
(10/20/2018)
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Join the Lemon Tree Gallery and Studio for a night celebrating the local watermen, including a book signing by Jay Fleming, with drinks and food, featuring oysters and clams, available for purchase. 

CONTACT INFO
757-331-4327

WEBSITE
www.lemontree.gallery

ADDRESS
302 Mason Avenue, 23310

COST
$10

DATE
Saturday, October 20

TIME
7 pm


Location :: Cape Charles

Time :: 7 pm     
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Workshops/Classes - NASA Peculiar Planet  -  Wallops Island
(10/20/2018)

Learn about another planet during this short program at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center.

CONTACT INFO
757-824-2298

WEBSITE
www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/visitorcenter

ADDRESS
Rt. 175, Bldg. J-20, 23337

COST
Free

DATE
Saturday, October 20

TIME
2 pm


Location :: Wallops Island

Time :: 2 pm    
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Workshops/Classes - NASA STEM Lab  -  Wallops Island
(10/20/2018)

Dive into science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with a hands-on activity at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center.

CONTACT INFO
757-824-2298

WEBSITE
www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/visitorcenter

ADDRESS
Rt. 175, Bldg. J-20, 23337

COST
Free

DATE
Saturday, October 20

TIME
11 am - 11:30 am


Location :: Wallops Island

Time :: 11 am      - 11:30 am
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Music - Matt and Wayne Young with Bill LeCato  -  Nassawadox
(10/20/2018)
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Matt and Wayne Young with Bill LeCato perform rock, blues, and country tunes at The Great Machipongo Clam Shack.

CONTACT INFO
757-442-3800

WEBSITE
www.thegreatmachipongoclamshack.com

ADDRESS
Route 13, 6468 Lankford Highway, 23413

COST
Event free, food & drink for purchase

DATE
Saturday, October 20

TIME
7 pm - 9 pm 


Location :: Nassawadox

Time :: 7 pm       - 9 pm
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Music - Rudeboy Riddim  -  Belle Haven
(10/20/2018)
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Eastern Shore's Own Arts Center presents Rudeboy Riddim for their first ESO Live! event this fall with a cash bar and refreshments.

CONTACT INFO
757-442-3226

WEBSITE
www.esoartscenter.org

ADDRESS
15293 King Street, 23306

COST
$15

DATE
Saturday, October 20

TIME
6 pm


Location :: Belle Haven

Time :: 6 pm    
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Culinary - Meet at the Table  -  Painter
(10/20/2018)
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Local chefs, farmers, brewery, distillery, vineyard, and artists blend their talents for this fun event at Chatham Flower Farm.

CONTACT INFO
508-521-5405

WEBSITE
www.salttidesstudio.com

ADDRESS
31094 Boggs Road, 23420

COST
$50

DATE
Saturday, October 20

TIME
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Location :: Painter

Time :: 5:30 pm      - 10:30 pm
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Music - Wayne George  -  Chincoteague Island
(10/20/2018)
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Chincoteague Cultural Allilance Island Coffeehouse presents Wayne George performing classic songs by Elton John, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Jackson Browne, Don Henley and more.

CONTACT INFO
757-336-3130

WEBSITE
www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org

ADDRESS
6309 Church Street, 23336

COST
$5 adults, $3 students
Coffee, beer, wine, and goodies for sale

DATE
Saturday, October 20

TIME
6:30 pm


Location :: Chincoteague Island

Time :: 6:30 pm    
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Workshops/Classes - NASA Space Apps Challenge  -  Wallops Island
(10/20/2018 - 10/21/2018)

Use problem-solving skills to tackle robotic challenges, data, visualization, hardware, design, and other specialties as part of NASA's Space Apps Hackathon, a technology development marathon.

CONTACT INFO
703-725-6132
jwbetit@gmail.com

WEBSITE
https://hotdesks.org/hd-programs-activities/nasa-space-apps-challenge/

ADDRESS
Route 175, Building J -17

COST
Free

DATES
Saturday, October 20 & Sunday, October 21

TIMES
Saturday, 8 am - 10 pm
Sunday, 8 am - 5:30 pm 


Location :: Wallops Island

Time :: 8 am      - Sat., 10 pm, Sun., 5:30 pm
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