Entertainment Briefs

October 18, 2017

Watercolor society issues Oct. 30 call for entries 

All Delaware Watercolor Society members, associate members and nonmembers are encouraged to enter an upcoming exhibition that will hang in the main gallery on the first floor in the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover. Artists should hand deliver work from 10 a.m. to noon Monday Oct. 30. Work will only be accepted on this day and time. Go to for more information.

Wonders of the Night Skies program at Cape Henlopen State Park Oct. 20

Visitors are invited to a Wonders of the Night Skies program at the Seaside Nature Center in Cape Henlopen State Park at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 20, to explore the night skies in search of astronomical wonders and constellations, plus hear stories of how they came to be. This program is for ages 10 and up with a paying adult. Attendees should dress warmly. Preregistration is required. For more information or to register, call 302-645-6852. There is a limit of 25 people and a cost of $2 per person.

Spaghetti dinner and Unity Run/Walk 5K set Oct. 21-20

The Nanticoke Indian Association is hosting its Fifth Annual Unity Run/Walk 5K event from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 21, in Millsboro. A carb overload free spaghetti dinner will be at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 20. The address is 27073 John J. Williams Highway, Millsboro. For more information, call 302-945-3400.

Fall festival set at Holly Lake Campsites Oct. 21

Holly Lake Campsites in Millsboro will host a fall festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21. There will be trick-or-treat, hayrides, games and music. The address is 32087 Holly Lake Road, Millsboro. For more information, call 302-945-3410.

Historical mystery set at Zwaanendael Museum Oct. 21

Zwaanendael Museum will present a historical play, "Who Did In the Delaware Ducks?" at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21. It is June 1687 and someone has killed Arthur Starr's ducks. Museum guests meet the suspect and search for clues to help solve the mystery and find a killer. The museum is at 102 Kings Highway, Lewes. The program is on the museum's second floor with entry via staircase, no elevator. Admission is free but, due to space restrictions, reservations are required by Friday, Oct. 20. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 302-645-1148.

Art reception at Cadbury set Oct. 27

Cadbury Senior Lifestyles at Lewes will host an art event featuring the works of Gwen Michel from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27. An avid painter since her youth, Michel painted mainly in oils until she and her husband moved to Lewes in the early ‘90s when she began to work with watercolors. Many of her paintings have water as a theme. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Artwork will be available to purchase. Cash and checks accepted. The reception is open to the public. To RSVP, call 302-644-7998.

Admission is free for youngsters at Coastal Concerts performances

Coastal Concerts invites adults to bring children 18 and under to its performances free of charge. All that's required is a call for advance registration. In addition to the child admitted for free, so is one accompanying adult. (For reference, tickets sell for $35 each for most performances, so getting them for free is quite a savings.)

Getting in free is only one of the benefits of attending a Coastal Concerts performance. Each season, concerts include world-class classical soloists and ensembles that consistently provide exciting and memorable entertainment in a relaxed, informal setting.

Performances are held at the Bethel United Methodist Church Hall, Fourth and Market streets, Lewes. For the current season's schedule and more information, go to To preregister for a child and accompanying adult to attend for free, call 888-212-6458.

October is Motorcycle Month on Cape May-Lewes Ferry

The Cape May-Lewes Ferry is declaring October as Motorcycle Month. Discounted fares are available for motorcyclists in October on departures from both the Cape May and Lewes terminals through Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Motorcyclists can enjoy fall foliage and experience scenic routes on the East Coast from northern New Jersey all the way to Maryland - all for a discounted Cape May-Lewes Ferry fare. Bikers can spend a Saturday going from Long Beach Island, N.J., south to Cape May, N.J., boarding the ferry to cross the Delaware Bay to follow the Delaware beaches all the way to Ocean City, Md.

Bikers can save $6 off one-way fare and $8 off round-trip fare, and a portion of the fare from each journey will be donated to the Coast Guard Enlisted Memorial Foundation. Discounted fare price is $28 one-way and $56 round-trip.

Restrictions: Additional passengers may be added at normal additional passenger rates; there are no additional discounts available with this promotion. Travel must be booked by calling Customer Service, 800-643-3779, and using code CYCLE17 in order to receive discount.

For more information on top scenic routes, go to

Contest seeks photographs of Delaware anglers through Oct. 31

DNREC's Division of Fish & Wildlife invites anglers and photography enthusiasts to enter the 2017 Delaware Fishing Photo Contest. The winning photo will be on the cover or featured inside the 2018 Delaware Fishing Guide.

New this year, for ease of entry in the contest, photographers will be able to submit their photos digitally. Photographers who can’t upload their photos online may submit their entries as prints. The contest is accepting entries now through Tuesday, Oct. 31 from Delaware residents of any age, with a maximum of three entries per person.

A judging panel composed of DNREC staff will be looking for technically suitable photos that best portray this year's contest theme, Catch a Memory, by depicting anglers enjoying fishing in the great outdoors. To be eligible, photographs must have been taken in Delaware and depict people involved in lawful fishing activities.

For complete contest rules and information, entry forms and instructions for uploading entries, go to and search photo contest. For more information, contact Jennifer Childears at 302-739-9910 or