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Entertainment Briefs

March 21, 2017

DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife calendars available at reduced price

Remaining copies of the 2017 Division of Fish & Wildlife calendar have been marked down to $3-$4 by mail, which includes shipping and handling, while supplies last. Calendars can be purchased at Owens Station Shooting Sports & Hunter Education Center, 12613 Hunters Cove Road, Greenwood. To order by phone, call 302-739-9910. The 2017 calendar showcases seasonal photographs of the natural beauty of Delaware's public wildlife and fishing areas and nature centers. New features in this year's annual calendar include daily sunrise and sunset times, and 2017 hunting and fishing season dates, in addition to the usual monthly seasonal outdoor activity reminders and a convenient Division of Fish & Wildlife contact directory.

Signed crowlers release of Pêche de Tomme set March 24

The release of Pêche de Tomme, brewed with The Lost Abbey brewer Tomme Arthur, is set for noon, Friday, March 24, at Dogfish Head Brewings and Eats in Rehoboth Beach. A variation on the landmark brew Cuvee de Tomme, this version has been fermented on pureed fresh peaches and aged on medium toast French oak staves. On brew day, Sam Calagione and Tomme co-signed 100 crowlers, ready to be filled with this great brew for the first 100 customers. The recipe for Pêche de Tomme will be featured in “Project Extreme Brewing: An Enthusiast's Guide to Extreme Brewing at Home,” coming out this August and co-authored by Sam Calagione and Beer Advocate owners Todd and Jason Alstrom.

Purchase tickets early for beef and brew fundraiser for Delaware Hospice set March 24

Banks Wine and Spirits and The Starboard Restaurant will host a beef and brew fundraiser for Delaware Hospice from 6:30 to 10 p.m., Friday, March 24, at the Georgetown CHEER Center. The Funsters will provide entertainment. There will be raffles and silent auction. Tickets often sell out early. For more information, go to www.delawarehospice.org.

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/.

Auditions for 'Spitfire Grill' to take place March 26, 27

Possum Point Players will conduct auditions for the musical "The Spitfire Grill,'" at 7 p.m., Sunday and Monday, March 26 and 27, in Possum Hall, Georgetown. Kenney Workman directs, and show dates are Friday to Sunday, June 2 to 4 and 9 to 11. The cast requires four women, two mid-20s to mid-30s and two mid-40s to 60s, and three men, one mid-20s to mid-30s and one man in his 40s; a third man in his 40s does not speak or sing, but must have strong stage presence. Those auditioning must bring a prepared vocal selection and be ready to read from the script. For more information, contact Workman at kenney.workman@merck.com or go to www.possumpointplayers.org.

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.

Signed crowlers release of Bulky Oxen set March 30

The release of Bulky Oxen, brewed with Brewmaster Bryan Selders from The Post Brewing Co., is set for noon, Thursday, March 30, at Dogfish Head Brewings and Eats in Rehoboth Beach. Bulky Oxen is a sessionable English-style Barleywine. On brew day, Sam Calagione and Selders co-signed 100 crowlers, ready to be filled with this great brew for the first 100 customers. The recipe for Bulky Oxen will be featured in “Project Extreme Brewing: An Enthusiast's Guide to Extreme Brewing at Home” coming out this August and co-authored by Sam Calagione and Beer Advocate owners Todd and Jason Alstrom.

Seaside Nature Center at Cape Henlopen State Park to reopen April 1

Visitors can welcome spring by visiting the newly renovated exhibits of the Seaside Nature Center at Cape Henlopen State Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily starting Saturday, April 1. The park's scenic ecosystems are highlighted in the latest exhibits, and visitors will get a real treat by seeing and touching sea creatures in the brand-new touch tank. The enhanced Osprey Cam display will show the nesting osprey when they return this spring. The center's five aquariums have been updated, too. The Borrow-a-Bike program is available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. when the nature center is open and weather permits. Park entrance fees are in effect. For more information, go to www.destateparks.com.

Craft show, bake and soup sale at Lakeside April 1

Lakeside Community Home Owners Association Inc. and Creekside Home Owners Association Inc. will hold a craft show, bake and soup sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 1, at Pot-Nets Lakeside Community Center in Long Neck. A lunch cafe will feature hot dogs, crab brats, ham salad sandwiches, Reuben sandwiches and a variety of soups. Soups may be purchased by the quart or pint to take home. The crafts of over 35 crafters and vendors are featured, including hand-painted items on wood, slate, and canvas; handmade jewelry; seashell crafts; a variety of wreaths; lighted bottles; handmade goat milk soaps and lotions; hand-sewn items; sea glass; American doll clothes; decorated stationery; floral items and more. Free parking is available. The address is 33076 Rock Cove, Long Neck.

Scenic spring bus trip set April 6, register by April 1

Mispillion Art League’s scenic spring bus trip will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 6. There will be several stops for photos, sketching or just wandering. Some of the stops are Possum Point in Georgetown, Warren's Mill near Millsboro, St. George's Chapel in Harbeson and time in Berlin, Md., for lunch and shopping. Participants should arrive at 8:15 a.m. in the Milford Food Lion/Sitel parking lot behind Bob Evans on Route 113. Cost is $30 per person, including the driver’s tip. Registration and payment are required by Saturday, April 1. For more information or to register, call 302-430-7646. Seats are limited. 

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.

Baseball opening day fundraiser set for April 3

The Cancer Support Community Delaware will host Whoop It Up - Baseball is Back! from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, April 3, at Buffalo Wild Wings in Lighthouse Plaza, Rehoboth. This happy hour event will feature great healthy food and bar food, baseball trivia, raffles and silent auction opportunities. All eyes will be on the live broadcasts of the Philadelphia Phillies versus Cincinnati Reds, the Blue Jays versus Baltimore Orioles and more. Tickets are $20, and a commemorative mug for free draft beer refills may be purchased for $5. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Stacy LaMotta at the Cancer Support Community at 302-645-9150 or slamotta@cscde.org or go to www.cscde.org. The Cancer Support Community is part of a national nonprofit organization that provides support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones.

Young artists show on exhibit April 11-22

Mispillion Art League Gallery’s young artists show will display some of the best and most creative youth artwork in the area from Tuesday, April 11, to Saturday, April 22. The address is  5 N. Walnut St., Milford. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday to Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday.

Dewey community yard sale vendor registration due April 15

Dewey Business Partnership will be sponsoring the seventh annual Dewey Beach Treasure Fest Community Yard Sale from 8 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 29, in Dewey Beach. The rain date is Sunday, April 30. In addition to individual yard sales around town, there will also be a multi-vendor sale at the Rusty Rudder parking lot at Dickinson Avenue and the bay. Spaces are $15 each and are available to the general public. Individual yard sales at Dewey Beach properties are free. Registration and prepayment are required. Lot spaces for the lot are on a first-come, first-served basis with a registration deadline of Saturday, April 15. For registration form, go to www.deweybusinesspartnership.com or email kellydewey@comcast.net.

Cash bingo to be held at Lakeside April 19

Lakeside Community Home Owners will be holding cash bingo from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, at Pot-Nets Lakeside Community Center. Participants will play 23 games for $15.  Players must be at least 18 years old. The Cookie Jar Game is available on regular games. There will be hot roast beef sandwiches, hot dogs, cold sandwiches, a variety of desserts, soda, water, coffee and tea available for purchase. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Free parking is available. The address is 33076 Rock Cove, Long Neck.

Art in fashion event set April 20

The Mispillion Art League will present an evening of how an artist can build a successful fashion business on lessons learned in art school and through practicing one's craft, at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 20. Judy Demeno, artist and owner of Coolspring Cottage boutiques in Milford and Lewes, will present an informal talk, modeling and displays of art in fashion. As an artist and entrepreneur, Demeno will share her journey in art and craft through her fashion experiences. As an artist, she applies elements of design to her choices of color, texture, details in fabrics, clothing silhouettes, jewelry and accessories. The event is free. For more information, go to www.mispillionarts.org.

Juried art show seeks entries by April 24

Mispillion Art League's 13th Annual Spring Juried/Judged Show is seeking entries by noon, Monday, April 24. Artists do not need to be league members to enter. The show will run Tuesday, April 25, to Saturday, June 10. 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. For more information, call 302-430-7646.

Crafter entries for Christmas in July due April 30

The Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary is seeking participants to join their 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 rbvfcla@gmail.com.

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 www.deweybusinesspartnership.com or email kellydewey@comcast.net.

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 www.Facebook.com and find Bethany Blues for updates on all events and weeknight specials or call 302-644-2500.