Friday, November 26, 2010

Free Weight 101

Beginning December 7, 2010  the Chincoteague Island Family YMCA will be offering Free weight 101 with Rick Hubb on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am- 10am. The price is $30 per month (class commitment required in 1 month increments). This course will offer the fundamentals of good old fashioned weight lifting using dumbells. Rick will provide education in proper form and techniques for individual success to Ages 17 and up. For more information or to sign up call 757 336-6266 or visit 6395 Maddox Blvd.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Lynnhaven River NOW Oyster Shell Collection

Saving oyster and clam shells to be used for reef restoration is a great way for citizens of the Hampton Roads - Tidewater area to help rebuild the oyster population in the Lynnhaven River.

Two locations are available to drop off shells:

- The east parking lot of the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center on General Booth Boulevard

 - In front of the Lynnhaven River NOW office at 1608 Pleasure House Road, Suite 108.

Lynnhaven River NOW is also available to collect shells from events and fundraisers. Please call the organization in advance and to obtain baskets for the shells and schedule a pick up after events.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Celtic Musicians Sansone and Hoag in Concert on Chincoteague Island

The Chincoteague Cultural Alliance presents Maggie Sansone and Andrea Hoag in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 20 in the Senior Center located on Church Street.

Maggie Sansone brings a unique beauty and vision to the ancient music of the Celts. Her albums ring with a Renaissance spirit, Celtic melodies, and a jazzy new crossover into what she calls "cool Celtic." It's a fusion of ancient sounds and modern sensibility, fueled by the innovative use of old and new instruments.  Sansone is known throughout the U.S. as a performer, producer and teacher of the hammered dulcimer. She has recorded nine albums including AFIM Indie winner, MIST AND STONE, and is author of eight music books.

Grammy Nominee, Andrea Hoag has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and at festivals, colleges, and folk clubs across the U.S., Scandinavia, and the British Isles. Hoag is one of North America's foremost performers of traditional Swedish music, and is a highly respected fiddler in several American, English, and Celtic styles.  “Call it a fiddle, call it a violin— in [her] hands it is simply a marvelous string instrument that fits into myriad traditions and fuels many cross-cultural fusions,” wrote Richard Harrington of The Washington Post in a review of Andrea’s 1999
solo/collaborative CD, Fire & Water.

Tickets are $18 at the door, $15 for advance purchase. Student tickets are $5.  Advance tickets are available online at and at Egret Moon, H&H Pharmacy and Sundial Books. Seating is limited.  Advance Ticket purchase is recommended.

The Chincoteague Cultural Alliance is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization formed to enhance community life by fostering and promoting the growth and vitality of arts and culture on Chincoteague Island and Delmarva’s Eastern Shore.  The Alliance is the sponsor of the popular Second Saturdays Art Stroll on Chincoteague.