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Entertainment Briefs

February 21, 2017

‘Officer and a Gentleman’ set at Movies at Riverfront Theatre Feb. 25

The Movies at Riverfront Theatre will present “An Officer and a Gentleman,” starring Richard Gere, Debra Winger and Louis Gossett Jr., at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25. The movie is rated R and runs 124 minutes. Zack Mayo is a young man who has signed up for Navy Aviation Officer Candidate School. He is a Navy brat who has a bad attitude problem. Gunnery Sgt. Emil Foley is there to train and evaluate him, and he will clearly find Zack wanting. Zack meets Paula, a girl who has little beyond family, and he must decide he wants to do with his life. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $5. The address is 2 S. Walnut St., Milford.

Purchase tickets by Friday, March 10, for Lakeside dinner dance March 17

Lakeside Community Home Owners is having a St. Patrick's Day dinner dance Friday, March 17, at Lakeside Community Center in the Pot-Nets Lakeside Community  in Long Neck. The menu will feature corned beef or ham, cabbage, parslied potatoes, carrots, a variety of desserts and nonalcoholic beverages. Attendees may bring their own alcohol. Music will be provided by Reedy's DJ Connection. Tickets are $20 per person. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Dinner is 5 to 6 p.m. and dancing is from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets by Friday, March 10, call 302-945-1263. No tickets will be sold at the door. 

Irish society sets St. Patrick’s party March 17, purchase tickets by March 12

The Irish Society of Delmarva will hold their annual St. Patrick's Day Party from 6 to 11 p.m., Friday, March 17, at Frazier's on the Lake in Dover. Tickets are $30 per person and include a buffet dinner of corned beef and cabbage, a glass of beer and a variety of desserts. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the buffet will begin at 6:30. There will also be door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, a free Irish music CD, a basket of cheer raffle, plus an auction for a weekend stay at the Hyatt Place in Dewey Beach. Music for dancing and sing-alongs will be provided by The Folk Heroes. The deadline for purchasing tickets is Sunday, March 12. No tickets will be sold at the door. For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Robin Engstenberg at 302-674-4834.

Manga comic illustration classes set March 11, 18

Manga, the Art of Japanese Comic Illustration with Nicole Rogers classes have been rescheduled for Saturdays, March 11 and 18, at Mispillion Art League in Milford. Ages 8-13 meet from 10 to 11 a.m. Students will create their own characters with pencil and ink and then bring characters to life with color and personality in their own manga comic strip. Cost is $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, call 302-430-7646 or go to www.mispillionarts.org.

Bustles to Bras program set March 14

For Women's History Week, Karen Jessee will present Bustles to Bras: 200 Years of Feminine Silhouette at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 14, at the Lewes library. This hour-long visual media event will span 1780-1980 and explain how women went from bustles to bell bottoms and why the flapper was the modern woman. Jessee will peek underneath to see the many ways women are padde​d, pinched, poufed and cinched. Attendees should expect a bit of audience participation. For more information, go to www.bustlestobras.com. To register, call 302-645-2733 or sign up at the front desk.

F. Scott Fitzgerald program set at Lewes library March 24

Dr. Richard Allan Davison, professor emeritus of English at the University of Delaware, will present the first of three lectures in the library’s new literary series Fireside Forums at 6 p.m., Friday, March 24. Attendees will visit with the author of “The Great Gatsby” and explore his life and writings in a unique setting in front of the library's beautiful stone fireplace. Davison will read selections from Fitzgerald's letters, novels and short stories, with a discussion to follow. Refreshments available. The event is free but space is limited and registration is required. To register, call 302-645-2733 or sign up at the front desk. For more information, go to www.dehumanities.org/blog/speakers/dr-richard-a-davison/.

Dinner and dance set at American Legion March 26

The American Legion Auxiliary presents A Night to Remember, with local entertainer Bryan Clark from 5 to 9 p.m., Sunday, March 26, at American Legion Post 28 on Legion Road in Millsboro. Clark will be accompanied by drummer Alan Dale. Special guest will be American Legion Auxiliary National Eastern Division Vice President Patti Lach from Maryland. Cost of $30 per person includes dinner and the show. Tickets are available on a reserved basis only; no tickets will be sold at the door. For more information or to reserve seats, call Tina at 302-329-9090 or Beth at 302-947-2984. All proceeds go to support American Legion Auxiliary members through the Auxiliary Emergency Fund and the local unit.

Train show and April Fools Toy Show set April 1, 2

The Delaware Train and Slotcar Show is set for 9 am. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 1, at the Nur Shrine Center on Route 13 in New Castle. The show will feature over 150 tables of trains, accessories, slotcars and some toys. There will be a diversity of trains in all scales and makes. Admission is $5, children under the age of 12 are free. For early buyers’ entrance at 8 a.m., admission is $10; train show is Saturday only.  The April Fools Toy Show will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, Sunday, April 2. There will be 175-plus tables of new, collectible and antique toys.  Admission is $5, children under the age of 12 are free. For early buyers’ entrance at 9  a.m., admission is $10. For more information, go to www.toyshows.org or call 856-302-3606.

Bethany Blues Lewes offers bingo every Monday at 7 p.m.

Every Monday at 7 p.m., the staff at Bethany Blues of Lewes will pass out bingo cards and get numbers ready as they roll out bingo, burgers and barbecue. Guests can enjoy rotating drink specials, and hearty burgers and barbecue as DJ Steve calls out numbers. Every round has a winner, complete with prizes and plenty of fun.

Guests can sample a huge bourbon list and enjoy authentic, Eastern Shore-style barbecue. The culinary team is cranking out bone-sticking meals sure to warm up every diner. And the positive atmosphere will have guests beating the winter blues faster than they can say ... bingo!

For more information, go to www.Facebook.com and find Bethany Blues for updates on all events and weeknight specials or call 302-644-2500.

Possum Point Players seek lighting and sound effects techs

The Possum Point Players, a well-established community theater group in Sussex County, is seeking people to coordinate show lighting and sound effects operations. The position calls for someone to take responsibility for maintenance and operation of those two aspects of their stage performances. Anyone wishing to discuss a more detailed description and the potential for compensation should contact PPP trustee Jim Hartzell at jlhart8@mchsi.com or 302-856-6166.