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Entertainment Briefs

October 11, 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 delawarewatercolorsociety.org for more information.

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 www.coastalconcerts.org. 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

National Motorcycle Ride Day is Saturday, Oct. 14, but rather than focus on just one day, 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 www.motorcycleroads.com

Dover Symphony Orchestra sets If it Ain’t Baroque classical concert Oct. 14

If It Ain't Baroque, a fall classical concert by Dover Symphony Orchestra, will be performed at 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14, at Calvary Church, 1141 East Lebanon Road (Route 10), Dover. The concert will feature the work of three baroque-era composers: "Autumn" from Vivaldi's "Four Seasons," Bach's "Orchestral Suite No. 3" and Handel's "Music for the Royal Fireworks." The program will conclude with a performance of "Symphony No. 104" by Haydn, transitioning into the early classical period. Sweet treats will be sold at a bake sale. Season tickets for adults are $75, seniors/students/military/first responders are $55. Single tickets are also available for all concerts. Prices for adults are $20, seniors 62 and older/students/military/first responders are $15. First responders include 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 www.doversymphony.org or call 302-270-1903. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

‘Murder on Sunset Boulevard’ musical dinner theatre to benefit Delmar library Oct. 14

Foot Light Productions presents "Murder on Sunset Boulevard," an entertaining mystery musical dinner theater, Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Laurel Fire Department. Doors open at 5:30. Dinner is available at 6 p.m. and the show follows dinner.

The story involves silent screen star Norma Despot who is planning a return to the silver screen, not a comeback, and she's letting no one stand in her way. Max, her loyal servant, is keeping an eye on Madame's new toy boy. This mystery features three songs from the Broadway play "Sunset Boulevard."

Prepared by the Laurel Ladies Auxiliary, the dinner will include fried chicken, stuffed shells, mixed green salad with assorted dressings, mashed potatoes, California blend vegetables, beets, baked apples, rolls and butter, assorted mini desserts and coffee/iced tea/water.

Tickets are $40 per person and all proceeds support the building fund campaign of the Delmar Public Library.

To purchase tickets,visit the library at 38481 Sussex Highway, Delmar, call 302-846-9894 or go to www.delmarpubliclibrary.org. For more information, contact Susan Upole, Delmar Public Library, at 302-846-9894 or susan.upole@lib.de.us.

Possum radio theater reading set Oct. 17

The monthly readings of the Possum Point Players Radio Theater are held at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at at Possum Hall in Georgetown. The reading Oct. 17, in honor of Halloween, will be “Death Takes a Holiday,” a Lux Radio Theater production from 1937, and “The Kidnapping” from the radio series “Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel,” done in 1933. Everyone who attends can participate in the reading. In addition to the readings, the Radio Theater re-creates old-time radio shows at venues in Sussex. For more information, contact Bernie Noeller at bnoeller@yahoo.com or 302-500-2788.

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.

Fine art entries for Delaware Watercolor Society due Oct. 30

The Delaware Watercolor Society is calling for entries for its upcoming juried fine art exhibition to be held Friday, Nov. 3, to Sunday, Jan. 31, at the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover. Member and nonmember artists who are 18 or older may submit for consideration up to two original works that have been created within the past three years in any water-based media except water-based oils. Paintings previously shown in DWS juried exhibition are ineligible. The society is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Rehoboth Beach that focuses on exploring, creating and sharing the wonders of watercolor and aqueous media with new, emerging and professional artists from Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Artwork entries for this exhibition must be delivered between 10 a.m. and noon, Monday, Oct. 30, to the Biggs Museum. Juror and awards judge Mick McAndrews, PWCS, BWS, PWS, will select the paintings to be included in the exhibition, and will then award both monetary and merit prizes. Monetary awards totaling $600 for first, second and third place, and nonmonetary merit awards will be given to artists whose paintings demonstrate significant artistic value deserving acknowledgement. A reception open to the public will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Nov. 3. For more information and for entry forms, go to www.delawarewatercolorsociety.org or call 302-945-3721.

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.

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.

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 jlhart8@mchsi.com or 302-856-6166.