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Events


Wine Tasting Class
May
16
to May 23

Wine Tasting Class

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Wine Tasting: A Class in Appreciation of and Education About Wine

Instructor: Carol Tunstall, Wine Buyer, North Street Market, Onancock

Two More Classes Have Been Added!

Thursdays Evenings, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
These two new classes will cover the following subject areas with multiple wines available for tasting and experiencing the differences between wines:

  • May 16 – All about Rose

  • May 23 – Little Known Grapes

Class size

This is a limited seating class. Registrants who sign up for both classes will receive priority.

Fees

$40 for both classes or $25 per class a la carte. Please note date(s) preferred.

You may also mail a check made payable to Historic Onancock School. It must be received no later than one week prior to the class. Hand deliver or mail checks to:

Historic Onancock School
PO Box 467
Onancock, VA 23417

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Art & Flowers at HOS with Pop Up Vendors
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Art & Flowers at HOS with Pop Up Vendors

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HOS welcomes the Historic Garden Week on the Eastern Shore on May 4th as we showcase Art & Flowers with a Floral themed Art Show presented by ESAL. Many of these original paintings will be accompanied by an interpretive floral arrangement. Our "Pop-Up'" will also feature several exceptional Eastern Shore vendors.

Chatham Flower Farm with fresh cut shore grown flowers, Barbara Hart, displaying paintings, and assemblages, textile artist Nancy Ferguson and Gertraud Fendler with her stunning sea glass Jewelry. Many of our amazing resident artists will also be open for the day. The Master Gardeners will feature their own pop-up outdoors with Eastern Shore native plants.

Plus we are so happy to have the Waterman's Heritage Museum open at the school. Their evening presentation at 7PM is not to be missed!

Make HOS one of your stops as you enjoy the tour homes and our quaint harbor town. Park here and hop on the shuttle.

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Beginning Beekeeping
Mar
9
to Mar 16

Beginning Beekeeping

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Thinking about Honey Bees as a hobby? The Beekeeper’s Guild of the Eastern Shore is offering a 2-day course on BEGINNING BEEKEEPING. Everything you need to know to get started with your own honey bees this year!

Saturday, March 9 and Saturday, March 16, 2019

8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Fee

Registration fee is $30 and includes:

  • Course registration

  • Text book “Beekeeping Basics” (1 per family registered)

  • Course materials

  • Breakfast/light lunch

  • A 3-month membership in the Eastern Shore VA Beekeeper’s Guild

This two-day course is just the beginning! Participants will meet many beekeepers from the Eastern Shore during the two-day course. We are a friendly group and have 9 meetings per year, an annual picnic and hands-on “open hive” experiences. Membership in the ESVA Beekeeper’s Guild is only $20 and new members are always welcome. To register for the class, please visit our website: www.bgesva.org

For more information call George Brown, President of the Beekeeper’s Guild of Eastern Shore, 757-787-2195 or email George at gtbrown@wengert.com.

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Champagne & Oyster Tasting
Nov
18
4:00 PM16:00

Champagne & Oyster Tasting

Live auction

These original pieces of art will be part of the live auction by Chester Jackson. You can bid on works or art by beloved Shore artists, Mama Girl, Elizabeth Hunt, Maurice Spector, and a work in progress by Billy Crockett.

Another unique item in the auction is a 'barely used' donation by Mark Gonsenhouser's Rugs in Virginia Beach

The rug is 14'3" x 10', green & brown, hand knotted silk and bamboo with a matching 7' 10" x 3' runner. They are exquisite! Both will be on display at HOS for inspection beginning Monday Nov. 12. The appraised value is $10,905.

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Bike & Brew
Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

Bike & Brew

Bike & Brew is a festival of all things local. Join us at Historic Onancock School (HOS) for an autumn celebration following the 26th Annual Between the Waters Bike Tour of the Eastern Shore of VA, based in Onancock, Virginia. The ride ends at HOS.

Enjoy tastings by our two local craft beer breweries: Black Narrows Brewing Co. of Chincoteague Island and Cape Charles Brewing Co., of Cape Charles. Plus local wine from Chatham Vineyards.

Live music from local favorites: Matt, Wayne & Bill and the Sonic Ukes.

Additional beer, wine and beverages plus great local food for sale. Bring a chair. No coolers allowed. Kids under 10 Free.

Gate admission is $5.00.

Day of Event Tickets

Tasting ticket $20 at the gate on day of event.

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CBES Bike Tour
Oct
27
7:30 AM07:30

CBES Bike Tour

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Pedal Virginia's Eastern Shore at the 26th Annual Between the Waters Bike Tour. Event starts and ends at HOS. Four routes wind around the Eastern Shore's pastorial peninsula. Routes are designed for your cycling pleasure with scenic rests stops that overlook tidal waters. Flat terrain, little traffic make for a serene spin. Register here. 

PLUS a Fall Beer and Music Fest from 1-5 pm. Ticket information available soon.

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ESAL Meeting & Presentation by Willie Crockett
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

ESAL Meeting & Presentation by Willie Crockett

Hosted by the Eastern Shore Art League. These informative meetings & workshops are open to the public.  You do not have to be a member and there is no charge  to attend.

Willie Crockett, local artist, paints with the strength of a lifelong intimate knowledge of the marshes where he grew up fishing and hunting waterfowl. His paintings are recognized as being among the most honest portrayals of Chesapeake Bay drama and beauty. Best known for his wildlife art, Willie transmits to his painting an ever fresh view of the Eastern Shore landscape, the wildfowl and the marsh. An occasional easy transition into colorful abstracts and flowers speaks for the versatility of the painter and the sensitivity of the man. While best known for his glowing watercolors, Crockett has been working more recently in oils and acrylics as well.

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