Entertainment Briefs

November 15, 2017

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. To preregister for a child and accompanying adult to attend free, call 888-212-6458. Tickets sell for $35 each for most performances, so getting them free is quite a savings.

Each season, concerts include world-class classical soloists and ensembles that 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

Holiday craft show slated at Bethel Museum Nov. 25-26

An annual holiday craft show is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 25 and 26, at the Bethel Museum, 312 First St., Bethel. For more information, contact or call 410-251-1000 or 302-858-3840.

Holiday family concert to ring in season Nov. 26

Dover Symphony Orchestra will present its holiday family concert, Ringing in the Holiday Season, at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 26, at Dover Downs Rollins Center, Route 13, Dover. Under the direction of Donald Buxton, DSO will perform a wide array of seasonal music. A special feature will be the performance of "Twas the Night before Christmas," narrated by "Miss Jackie" McCabe. A display of works by central Delaware artists and artisans will open at 1:30, so attendees may start their holiday shopping. Sweet treats will be available at a bake sale. Valet parking will be available, and there will be free shuttle service around the parking lots. Admission prices are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors/students/military. Those under 18 are admitted 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.

Delaware Tech holiday event to benefit veterans Dec. 1

Delaware Tech's Owens Campus in Georgetown is helping veterans this holiday season through a new event on campus. Making Spirits Bright will be held from 6 to 10 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1, in the gym of the Jason Technology Center. Tickets are $25 per person. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. The Funsters will be performing live.  Proceeds will go toward food baskets for local veterans and their families. Attendees are asked to bring canned food items for the holiday baskets. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to or call 302-259-6086.

Delaware Choral Society celebrates 60 years with ‘Messiah’ Dec. 2

The Delaware Choral Society will celebrate its 60th anniversary year with a presentation of “Messiah” by G.F. Handel at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, in the auditorium at Dover High School. The performance will feature a professional orchestra and soloists Laura Heimes, Robin Bier, Jarrod Miller and Paul Corujo, all under the direction of Dr. James Wilson.

The Delaware Choral Society is a non-auditioned community choir with approximately 90 singers from central Delaware and surrounding areas. It was founded in 1957 by several area church choirs. Advance tickets are $10 for students, $20 for adults, and $18 for seniors and military. Group rates (10 or more) are also available. Tickets at the door will be $10 for students, $25 for adults and $20 for seniors and military.

To purchase tickets in advance, visit the Modern Maturity Center in Dover or go to

Georgetown Christmas Parade scheduled for Dec. 7

Downtown Georgetown will play host to one of the biggest and best Christmas parades of the holiday season at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7. The Greater Georgetown Chamber of Commerce is organizing the parade in partnership with the town of Georgetown.

"Everyone here at the chamber has been working extremely hard to create another memorable event for 2017, and I would like to personally invite everyone to Georgetown on Dec. 7 for a fun-filled evening in celebration of the Christmas spirit," said Kevin Thompson, director of operations for the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce. "We've had a great response this year and have a wonderful event planned for one and all. We hope to see everyone on Dec. 7 as we kick off the Christmas season in Georgetown."

The theme is Parade of Lights. The parade culminates with the arrival of Santa Claus. As usual, scores of floats, marching bands, classic cars, fire engines and much more will participate.

For more information go to or call 302-856-1544.

Christmas House Tour Dec. 7 to benefit Delaware Hospice Center 

The Rose Colored Lasses will host their 10th annual Christmas House Tour from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7. All proceeds will benefit Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. This will be the final Christmas House Tour sponsored by the group; they expect to complete the purchase of new love seats for the patient rooms. This year’s tour includes five Milford-area homes beautifully decorated for the holidays. The tour will conclude at the Delaware Hospice Center with a Wine and Appetizer event from 7 to 10 p.m., which will include optional tours of the center. Tickets are $30. They may be purchased at Blooming Boutique beginning Nov. 15 or at Big Lots Nov. 24-25 and Dec. 1-2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased by calling Dee at 302-424-0395 or Lenora at 302-422-7192. 

Celebrate Delaware Day Dec. 8 in Maui, Hawaii

The Annual Delaware Day Celebration on Maui will begin at 4 p.m., Friday, Dec. 8, at Beach Bums, 300 Maalaea Road at the Maalaea Harbor, Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii. This event is open to all First Staters living on Maui; those who were born in, lived in or worked in Delaware; and any visitors from Delaware who may be on island at the time. Everyone is asked to wear an article of clothing from Delaware. Attendees should look for the banner that says, “Aloha from the 50th State to the First State.” For more information, contact Adele Rugg at 808-879-9964 or

Carve a Christmas Snowman class Dec. 9 at Bethel Museum

The Bethel Museum at 312 First St., Bethel, will host a beginning woodcarving class, Carve Your Own Christmas Snowman, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9. The cost is $40 per person and the carver must be 18 or older (unless special permission). Bring a bag lunch. For details or reservations, contact Noel Justice at, Rich Kough at 302-258-5287, or register online at, search Christmas carving Noel Justice. All materials provided. Space is limited. Call the museum at 302-858-3840.

Possums radio theater reading set Dec. 19

The monthly readings of the Possum Point Players Radio Theater will not be held in November. The next reading will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 19, at Possum Hall. Everyone who attends can participate in the reading scripts from old radio programs. In addition to the readings, the Radio Theater recreates Old Time Radio shows at venues throughout Sussex. For more information, contact Bernie Noeller at or 302 500-2788