April 29. Then the World’s Mine Oyster: The History of Oystering in Hampton Roads. 11 a.m. An old myth specifies the best time to eat oysters is during months that contain an R. Naturally, the same rule must apply to a presentation about the history of oystering in Hampton Roads. Heather North, VA Oyster Restoration Specialist with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, is the pearl in this lecture. She will share some history as well as information about oyster populations and oyster gardening seminars. www.historicisleofwight.com. 757-357-1223.