Entertainment Briefs

April 25, 2017

Treasure Fest Community Yard Sale to be held in Dewey April 29

Dewey Business Partnership will be sponsoring the sixth annual Dewey Beach Treasure Fest Community Yard Sale from 8 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 29, in the Rusty Rudder parking lot at Dickinson Avenue in Dewey Beach. Rain date is April 30. Over 40 vendors will offer furniture, household items, sporting goods, antiques, tools, clothing, jewelry, electronics, toys and more. There will also be sales at individual addresses in Dewey Beach. To view maps for individual yard sales, go to Maps will also be available at the lot sale at the Rudder. This is a free event with free parking.

Annuals ready to purchase at flower festival April 29

Annual flowers are ready at East Coast Garden Center in Millsboro. At its flower festival Saturday, April 29, the garden center will open the doors to the greenhouses and give shoppers first pick of their fabulous favorites. From alyssum to zinnias, everything needed is there to pump up beds and containers with creative color. To register for the 11 a.m. flower arranging class which is $25 per person for materials and instruction, email

Tea party set at Rehoboth Beach Museum April 30

Vintage handbags will be the theme of this year's Rehoboth Beach Historical Society annual tea party, with two seatings scheduled at 2 and 4:30 p.m., Sunday, April 30, at the Rehoboth Beach Museum. Men and women are encouraged to bring a vintage handbag, and a cup and saucer, and enjoy sweet treats and tea sandwiches, games and door prizes. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Supplies for the Immanuel Shelter will also be collected to help clients survive the summer outside. The address is 511 Rehoboth Ave. To make a reservation, call 302-227-7310.

Delaware Watercolor Society seeks art scholarship applications by May 11

Delaware Watercolor Society President Elizabeth Collard announced that the board of directors has established an annual scholarship in the amount of $500. She said the organization has always provided opportunities for adult participation in visual arts through a variety of outreach programs. Collard said, "We are very happy to now be able to provide financial assistance to help support a formal education in fine art for the recipient of our scholarship." The scholarship will be awarded, based on DWS criteria, to a senior graduating from Cape Henlopen High School who will be pursuing a fine arts degree. Interested Cape Henlopen seniors are encouraged to obtain additional information and an application form by contacting the college guidance counselor. The deadline for application submissions is Thursday, May 11. The Delaware Watercolor Society has, since its inception in 2004, aimed to bring together artists working in watercolor with the goal of exploring, creating, and sharing the wonders of watercolor with new, emerging and professional artists. The society recently expanded membership opportunities to artists working in other aqueous media such as acrylic, fluid and ink acrylics, and gouache. A long-term goal has been to establish an annual art scholarship. 

Mom nominations due to Greene Turtle May 7 for Napa Valley trip, wine special set May 14

Through Sunday, May 7, fans of The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille can nominate their mom for a trip for two to Napa Valley, Calif. The four-day, three-night trip includes hotel accommodations and round-trip airfare. The winner of the contest will be announced on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 14. Also on Mother’s Day, the Greene Turtle will offer all moms half off wine bottles. "We are excited to celebrate moms who love The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille this Mother's Day," said Layla Nielsen, senior marketing director. "We look forward to receiving their entries and rewarding one special mom and her guest the trip of a lifetime to Napa Valley." There are three ways to enter the contest. Rewards members who visit The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille during the contest period will be entered. Photos of a nominated mother can be posted to social media using #GreeneTurtleMoms. To enter online, go to

‘Beauty and the Beast’ skating show set April 28, 29

The Bay Country Figure Skating Club will present '"Beauty and the Beast" at 6 p.m., Friday, April 28, and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Saturday, April 29, at the Centre Ice Rink at Delaware State Fair in Harrington. The show will bring to life a host of fairy-tale characters. Co-directed by the Centre's Skating Director Jerry Santoferrara and coach Tom Harrison, "Beauty and the Beast" features an original story and is choreographed to a variety of familiar music. The cast will consist of more than 70 local skaters of all ages and levels including Bay Country Figure Skating Club members as well as students and coaches from the rink's skating programs.The show will also feature previews of First State Ice Theatre's competitive programs for the 2016-17 season. The adult team will perform its "Rocky Horror" freestyle program, and an open team will perform the "Aladdin" freestyle program. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 5-9, with free admission for children under 5. Groups of 10 or more receive $2 off each ticket if purchased in advance. Tickets also will be available at the door. For more information, call Bay Country Figure Skating Club at 302-398-5900, Ext. 218, email or go to

‘American Graffiti’ to show in Milford April 29

Movies at the Riverfront Theater will present “American Graffiti “ at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 29. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.. For added entertainment, there will be an open mic half hour presented by Melissa Brennan & Co. before the screening. The movie is rated PG and runs 110 minutes. Tickets are $5 at the door. The address is 2 South Walnut St., Milford.

Crafter entries for Christmas in July due April 30

The Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary is seeking participants to join the annual Christmas in July art and crafts event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, July 9, in Rehoboth Beach. Handcrafted items only; no wholesalers or re-sellers. Deadline for registration is Sunday, April 30. For more information, contact Patti Burke at

Mispillion Art League juried art show reception set May 5

Mispillion Art League presents Beyond, its 13th Annual Spring Juried/Judged Show. Artists will be showing their best and most creative work in a variety of mediums. An awards reception is set from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 5. Cash awards will be given for Best in Show and five categories. The public is invited.The show will run through Saturday, June 10. The address is 5 N. Walnut St., Milford. For more information, call 302-430-7646. 

Dance party to be held at CHEER May 6

Tony D., “the Boss with the Hot Sauce," invites everyone to the CHEER Dance Party featuring Kathie Martin and The Hot Rods Oldies Rock & Soul Dance and Show Band from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, May 6, at the CHEER Community Center in Georgetown. Martin plays tenor sax, and her band of talented singers and musicians will get everyone dancing, singing and laughing along with songs of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Tickets are $20 and are going fast. All proceeds benefit CHEER senior services and programs. A ‘50s-style concession stand menu along with a beer and wine cash bar will be available. For more information or tickets, call 302-515-3047.

Friends of KSI Car Show will be May 6

Kent-Sussex Industries Inc. invites everyone to attend the Third Annual Friends of KSI Car Show  from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 6, at its Skill Development Center, 301 N. Rehoboth Blvd., Milford. The day of fun will help KSI raise funds to purchase a vehicle for community inclusive trips.

Rain or shine, registration of $10 per car will be from 8 to 11 a.m., and dash plaques will be given to the first 100 entries. Trophies will be awarded to the top 20 cars, and Best of Show will be named at 1:30 p.m. DJ Missy Jo will provide music again this year. Door prizes will be given. There will be a 50/50 raffle for a chance to take home some cash. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase. For more car show information, contact volunteer Angela Spishock at 302-222-0754 or

For more information on KSI, go to

Fish 'n' Kids event to be held in Lewes May 7

Quest Adventures and Friends of Lewes Canalfront Park will provide a morning of old-fashioned fun at the 6th annual Fish 'n' Kids event from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Sunday, May 7, at the newly completed floating docks and kayak launch on the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal. There will be numerous activities for children from 3-12. Popular and fun activities include the kids making and using their own fishing poles just like Tom Sawyer, and making fish-embossed T-shirts. There will be free T-shirts to the first 50 kids, or attendees may bring their own for correct sizing. There will be many water-related games and contests, surf-fishing/net-casting instruction and demonstrations by members of and kayak/stand-up paddle demonstrations by sponsor Quest Adventures. This event is free. For more informatiton call Matt Carter at Quest Adventures at 302-745-2925 or go to or call the information hotline at 302-645-2795.

Dover Symphony to perform Spirit of America concert May 7

The Dover Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Donald Buxton, will conclude its 2016-17 season with its Spirit of America concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 7, at the Dover Downs Rollins Center. The program will include a variety of selections that celebrate America. Traditionally, the May concert includes an Armed Forces Salute. Attendees are encouraged to wear their service-related uniforms. Valet parking will be offered. There will also be free shuttle service throughout the parking lots. Sweet treats will be offered at a bake sale. Admission prices are adults $20, seniors/students/military/first responders $15. First responders includes all police, fire, EMT, ambulance, corrections and animal rescue personnel in the area. Young people under 18 attend free with a paying adult. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to or call 302-270-1903. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

Magic show fundraiser to be held May 10

Sussex Volunteer Delaware 50+ Advisory Council will host an entertaining magic show fundraiser with Rich Bloch at 7 p.m.,  Wednesday, May 10, at the intimate 60-seat Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar available. Tickets are $30.  The address is 35715 Atlantic Avenue (Route 26) in Millville. To purchase tickets, go to or call 302-829-1071. For more information about Sussex Volunteer Delaware 50+, call 302-515-3020.

Adult classes set at Mispillion Art League, register by May 12

Mispillion Art League announces upcoming classes for adults. Ossi Becke will teach Outdoor Photography from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesdays, May 17 and 24, for ages 14 and up. Students will go on location with an experienced and knowledgeable instructor as they learn to take great photos with a myriad of subjects and backgrounds found in the Milford area. Fee for members is $45, nonmembers, $55. Registration is required by Friday, May 12. Linda Steere will offer Beginner Oils from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursdays, June 6-July 20, for ages 14 and up. Students will learn painting fundamentals, including composition, perspective, drawing, color and paint application, values, sense of depth, color harmony and color wheel usage. There will be plenty of one-on-one guidance to help students identify and resolve problem areas in their individual paintings. Supply list will be given upon registration. Fee for members is $145, nonmembers $170. Registration is required by Sunday, May 28. The address is 5 N. Walnut St., Milford. For more information or to register, call 302-430-7646 or go to

Call for artists for Dewey Arts Fest set May 13

The Dewey Business Partnership is seeking artists and crafters for the sixth annual outdoor Dewey Beach Arts Fest set Saturday, May 13, on Dagsworthy Avenue in Dewey Beach. For more information or to download an application, go to or email

May 20 bluegrass concert to benefit Delaware Wild Lands

Baldcypress Bluegrass Festival: A Benefit for Delaware Wild Lands will take place from 12 to 6 p.m., Saturday, May 20, at Roman Fisher Farm at the Great Cypress Swamp, Frankford. Five bands will play music all day long. Food trucks, craft brews and wine will be available. There will be craft vendors, exhibits, lawn games, and tours of the Great Cypress Swamp. The musical lineup for 2017 includes Blue Crab Crossing, The High & Wides, Flatland Drive, Free Range, and New and Spare Fools (featuring Mickey Justice and Todd Smith of Such Fools, Jon Simmons and Martin Wirtz of New and Used Bluegrass, and Wes Parks of No Spare Time). The event is a benefit for Delaware Wild Lands, the state's oldest and largest land conservation nonprofit, which owns and manages 10,500 acres of the Great Cypress Swamp. Tickets are $25 in advance or $35 at the gate. Tickets for children ages 5-17 are $10. Kids under 5 are free. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to

Artisans fair to be held in Ocean View May 27

The 10th annual artisans fair featuring unique handcrafted art objects will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 27, at Lord Baltimore Elementary School on Route 26 in Ocean View. The craftsmanship of 50 exhibitors includes textiles, fine art, glass, jewelry, photography, woodworking, metalwork and sculpture. New this year will be an outdoor farmers market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Other attractions are a raffle auction of participating artisans' work, baked goods, a 50-50 cash raffle, and lunch and snack items. Admission and parking are free. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund of South Coastal Delaware AARP.

Artists sought for Mispillion fundraiser donations by June 10

Mispillion Art League is seeking donations of 6-by-6-inch artwork for its fundraising silent auction exhibit to open for bidding Monday, June 12. Participants are asked to pick up one free 6-by-6-inch canvas at the gallery and create artwork using any media desired. Finished artwork should be donated between Tuesday, May 16, and Saturday, June 10. The culminating reception is set for 6 p.m., Saturday, June 24, at the gallery, 5 North Walnut St., Milford. For more information, call 302-430-7646.

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 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 or 302-856-6166.