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Entertainment Briefs

June 21, 2017

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 www.dnrec.delaware.gov and search photo contest. For more information, contact Jennifer Childears at 302-739-9910 or jennifer.childears@state.de.us.

Sock hop to benefit Second Street Players set June 23

The Second Street Players and Mispillion River Brewing present Rock Around the Clock, a ‘50s-style sock hop fundraiser featuring the sounds of Haleyz Cometz, Friday, June 23, at the Milford Senior Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person and include dinner and entertainment. There will be contests and games, silent auction and a cash bar with specialty drinks. Attendees can dust off those leather jackets, iron the poodle skirts and get ready to rock and roll through the night. All proceeds go to the Second Street Players so they can continue to bring quality entertainment to the city of Milford. Tickets can be purchased at Mispillion River Brewing, 255 Mullet Run St., Milford; Milford Antiques, 34 North Walnut St.; and the Riverfront Theater, 2 South Walnut St. For more information,  call Tammy Crawford 302-359-4097 or go to www.secondstreetplayers.com.

Guardians of the Galaxy film to be at Riverfront Theater June 24

The Movies at Riverfront Theatre will screen “Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)” at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 24. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, Peter Quill from Earth is now the main target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan and his team, and save the galaxy from his power, Quill creates a team of space heroes known as the Guardians of the Galaxy to save the world. While this is set in the future and has spaceships, it is an action-adventure film. The story lines of the people are what make this a great movie. The Riverfront Theater is at 2 South Walnut St., Milford. 

Summer art kickoff at Mispillion Art League July 1

The Mispillion Art League will kick off summer in its new education space with fun and free activities to open the mind and let creative juices flow from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, July 1. Attendees can try working with pottery clay or make a colorful collage using many different materials. Visitors can decorate their own cupcakes with provided icings and toppings. Guests can paint a rock or go outside and use a watercolor squirt gun to spray an abstract original and help decorate the new place by painting part of the wall. The Mispillion Art League Education Annex is behind the gallery at 4 Park Ave., Milford. For a $10 discount, sign up at the event for mini camps or workshops for kids or adults. For more information, call 302-430-7646.

Possum Point Players seek directors for 2018 productions - applications due July 1

The Possum Point Players are now seeking directors for their 2018 Main Stage season. Shows are "California Suite," Neil Simon, comedy, late January; "Hello, Dolly!" Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart, musical, spring; "Lend Me A Tenor," Ken Ludwig, comedy, summer; "Our Town," Thornton Wilder, fall; and "Elf, The Musical," Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, musical, early December. Anyone wishing to be considered for directing any of these shows should contact Jim Hartzell, director selection chair, for applications and further information. To reach Hartzell, email jlhart8@mchsi.com or call 302-856-6166. There are two application forms for potential directors, one for those who have directed Possums shows before, and one for those who have not. To obtain application forms, contact Hartzell or Possum Point Players Executive Administrator Dawn Conaway at executiveadministrator@possumpointplayes.org or 302-856-3460. To download forms, go to www.possumpointplayers.org.

Millsboro to hold July 4 celebration and children’s parade

It is time for children to dress up in red, white and blue, and decorate their bike, wagon, stroller and/or dog. The 11th Annual Celebration and Children's Parade will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 4, at St. Mark's Labyrinth, on the corner of State and Ellis streets, Millsboro. Following a brief patriotic ceremony which includes the beautiful voice of Sussex's own Cathy Gorman, children dressed in patriotic colors and costumes will parade on the church grounds to the parish hall. Each will receive a special gift for participating. There will be children's activities and games. Hot dogs, chips and beverages will be provided. In case of rain, the celebration and parade will be held in St. Mark's parish hall. For more information, contact Gale White at 302-644-0777.

Lewes antiques show and sale set July 7-8

The 59th Annual Lewes Antiques Show and Sale, sponsored by Bethel United Methodist Church, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, July 7, and Saturday, July 8. The event will be held in the fellowship hall of the recently renovated historic church at 129 West Fourth St. in the heart of Historic Lewes. The church is handicapped accessible, parking is free and visitors are invited to take a self-guided tour to see the renovations, particularly the beautiful stained-glass windows in the sanctuary. Admission for both days is $5. Antique lovers and collectors will find a wide variety of quality antiques and collectibles being offered by 24 regional vendors including fine furniture, estate jewelry, vintage cookware, oyster plates, decoys, linens and more. Lunch featuring salads, sandwiches and desserts will be available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. In conjunction with the show and sale, the Bethel Curiosity Shop featuring special treasures for the bargain hunter will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, in the Bethel Parsonage Meeting House across Fourth Street. For more information, call 302-645-9426 or go to www.bethellewes.org.

Nautical expert to present in Bethel July 19, Aug. 22

The Bethel Historical Society will host the art of knot tying presented by expert Don Willey at 2 p.m., July 19. Attendees will learn all methods of knot tying including the challenging bowline knot. This event is limited to teens and adults. Willey will give a lecture on Chesapeake Bay boats at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 22. The event will include models of different vessels and many ship carpenters' tools. All events are held at 312 First St., Bethel. For more information, call 302-858-3840.