FRIDAY 12/5: Progressive Tasting Tour Showcases Sea Cottage Addition

Northampton County Chamber of Commerce proudly presents the 19th Annual Holiday Progressive Tasting Tour Friday, December 5. Take a step back in time in the Victorian town of Cape Charles, that has been decked out for the holidays. Tour lovely restored homes in the Sea Cottage Addition area of town. Visit quaint and unique shops — a great way to kick off the holiday season.

The tour begins at the Historic Palace Theatre, located in the heart of downtown Cape Charles. At each of the six sites, guests are treated to creatively prepared regional foods by some of the finest restaurants on the Shore. The walking path is aglow from the light of 1200 luminaires that lead the guests to the tour sites. [Read more...]

THURSDAY 12/4: Nature Conservancy Holiday Open House

The Nature Conservancy’s Virginia Coast Reserve invites you to a Holiday Open House at the Historic Brownsville House Thursday, December 4, from  4 – 8 p.m.  Adults and children are welcome to join the festivities and enjoy a tour of the Brownsville House, farm rides until sunset, a campfire with s’mores and plenty of refreshments. [Read more...]

SUNDAY 11/30: Special Music Program at Emmanuel Episcopal

On Sunday, November 30, Emmanuel Episcopal, 601 Tazewell Avenue, will have a special music program on the First Sunday in Advent. Dennis Saidat, a part-time resident, and Sallie Bartholemew from Richmond will play flute and harp for the prelude, offertory, and postlude. The worship service begins at 9 a.m. All are welcome to worship and fellowship.

FRIDAY 11/28: Welcome Back to Legendary
Giddens’ Do Drop Inn

Welcome back to the legendary “Giddens’ Do Drop Inn,” creating memories Friday, November 28. Doors open 7 p.m., showtime 7:30 p.m. Live bands, dancing, and much more! [Read more...]

Adults-Only Plays: Gritty Side of Small-Town Marriages

Mellisa Stein and Christie Iverson in "Laundry & Bourbon."

Mellisa Stein and Christie Iverson in “Laundry & Bourbon.”

By MARY ANN ROEHM
Arts Enter Cape Charles

November 17, 2014

The Arts Enter Cape Charles Players will present two one-act comedies at the Historic Palace Theatre opening Thursday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m. The plays will continue through the weekend with shows Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 3 p.m.

The one-act comedies “Lonestar” and “Laundry & Bourbon” were written by James McLure. In “Laundry and Bourbon,” directed by Clelia Sheppard, the action centers on the discontent and very funny gossip of three small-town wives whose marriages have turned out to be less than was hoped for.

The setting is the front porch of Roy (JP Paré) and Elizabeth’s (Christie Iverson) home in Maynard, Texas, on a hot summer afternoon. Elizabeth and her friend Hattie (Mellisa Stein) are whiling away the time folding laundry, watching TV, sipping bourbon and Coke, and gossiping about the many open secrets which are so much a part of small-town life. They are joined by the self-righteous Amy Lee (Sherri DeMarino) who, among other tidbits, can’t resist blurting out that Roy has been seen around town with another woman. While the ensuing conversation is increasingly edged with bitter humor, from it emerges a sense of Elizabeth’s inner strength and her quiet understanding of the turmoil which has beset her husband since his return from Vietnam. He is wild, and he is unfaithful, but he needs her, and she loves him. And she’ll be waiting for him when he comes home — no matter what others may say or think. [Read more...]

MONDAY 11/17: Last Chance for a New Roots Pecan Pie

The New Roots Youth Garden is now running their annual Thanksgiving Pie Sale Fundraiser. As in past years, the group is using local ingredients to make absolutely delicious pies, created in the kitchen of Amy B Catering with Chef Amy Brandt at the helm, so you know they are yummy!

With the combination of neighbors donating pecans from their trees,  local farmers donating sweet potatoes,  and incredible volunteers assisting the chef, these pies are full of a lot more than good taste — they are made with the love of a community to help make a difference in a child’s life.

Support New Roots Youth Garden’s annual pie sale by placing your order for a Mocha Pecan Pie or a Sweet Potato Cheesecake Pie at www.nryg.webs.com/pie-orders.  100% of the proceeds from this sale go to supporting the programs and operations of the New Roots Youth Garden.  If you want to help the Garden but will not be in town to get the pie, don’t worry- we will deliver it to a needy family for you!  Please, place your order today – the order deadline to order pies is Monday, November 17. [Read more...]

THURSDAY 11/20: Creekwatcher Meeting on Dredging and Oyster Grounds

Virginia Eastern Shorekeeper Creekwatchers are the eyes and ears around the over 1,600 miles of coast in the region. Through education programs, on the water monitoring, and coordination with local government agencies, Creekwatchers help to safeguard local waters. Meetings are open to the public, and the next meeting is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, November 20, at the  Barrier Island Center in Machipongo. Guest speaker is Hank Badger, Chief Engineer with the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, Habitat Management division, and a 37 year veteran of VMRC. He will talk about his critical work with the permitting of piers and dredging along shores. He will also discuss the process for leasing oyster grounds.

SATURDAY 11/29: 17th Annual Oyster Roast at Cape Charles Museum

On November 29 the Cape Charles Historical Society will hold its 17th Annual Oyster Roast from 5 until 9 at the Museum. The menu includes local oysters (roasted and raw), fried chicken, potato salad, chowder, 3 bean salad, homemade rolls, desserts, coffee, and soda, with beer and wine available. Food is served 5 -7 p.m.. Live music throughout by the Waterfront Band. Silent auction featuring an array of eclectic items, and the traditional Eastern Shore 50/50 raffle. Seating is available both inside and out. [Read more...]

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