Crock pot recipe contest at Salted Vines Jan. 18
Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery in Frankford will host its annual crock off contest from 12 to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18. The event will benefit the local Meals on Wheels program managed by the CHEER Center in Ocean View. Contestants are encouraged to enter their favorite crock pot recipes and serve them to taste testers in attendance during the event to win their vote for the top three recipes. Any dish that can be served in a crock pot is welcome. Everyone who enters may bring one guest an will receive a complimentary tasting for two with a cheese plate. For more information on entering, go to www.saltedvines.com.
Rotary to host championship tailgate party Jan. 19
The Rehoboth Beach Sunrise Rotary Club will hold its 4th Annual Championship Sunday Tailgate Party at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 19, at Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. Friends and neighbors will gather to watch the conference championship games on super-sized HDTV projection and LCDs. Tickets are $30 and include fabulous tailgate party food, beer, wine and soda. There will be door prizes, raffles, silent auction of sports memorabilia, restaurant gift cards, a kids game room and more. Proceeds will support causes in Sussex County as well as international polio eradication initiatives.
Possum Point Players Radio Theater to meet Jan. 21
The Possum Point Players Radio Theater meets at 7 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month at Possum Hall in Georgetown. The readings for Jan. 21 will be the Valentine’s Day broadcast from “My Favorite Husband” and the pilot episode of “Father Knows Best.” Everyone who attends may participate in the reading. The radio theater group re-creates old-time radio shows at venues throughout Sussex County. To listen to presentations, tune into Radio Rehoboth, WWSX, 99.1, at 7 p.m., Sundays. To stream online, go to www.RadioRehoboth.com. For more information, contact Bernie Noeller at email@example.com or 302-500-2788.
America concert tickets on sale Jan. 21
Classic rock favorite America will perform at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino’s Rollins Center Friday, June 26. Tickets go on sale at 12 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21, at www.doverdowns.com. Tickets range from $45 to $100.
Fire and Ice Festival to expand Jan. 24-26
The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, Bethany Beach Ocean Suites & Holiday Inn Express, and the Delaware Office of Tourism will present the Annual Fire & Ice Festival from Friday to Sunday, Jan. 24 to 26. New this year, the festival will expand outside Bethany Beach, reaching down Route 26 into Ocean View and Millville, with a large interactive sculpture in each town. The event will feature space-themed sculptures, events and activities. Interactive sculptures will be available for enjoyment throughout the day and lit up at night. Activities and attractions will include juggling exhibitions, bonfires, movies, stargazing and a live sculpture demonstration with ice vendor Ice Lab from Baltimore. The weekend’s events will benefit local nonprofits and organizations, with the festival’s main beneficiary being Nemours duPont Pediatrics and SeniorCare Sussex Campus.
Complete details and a full schedule of events will be listed as confirmed at www.fireandicede.com and on Facebook at The Quiet Resorts page. To learn more or to become a festival partner, call 302-539-2100.
Delaware Dancing with the Stars set Jan. 25
The 11th Annual Dancing with the Delaware Stars is set for 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25, at Dover Downs. Co-beneficiaries will be the Greater Dover Boys & Girls Club and Mom’s House of Dover. To purchase tickets, go to www.dwdstars.com. For information on the beneficiaries, go to www.momshousedover.org and www.bgclubs.org.
Rehoboth Beach Green Drinks to meet Jan. 28
Green Drinks will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Rehoboth Ale House. Green Drinks is a way to connect with eco-minded people, share new ideas, discover new opportunities, build relationships and support the local economy.
Back by popular demand, the featured speaker will be farmer Zach Dittmar of the Dittmar Family Farms.
DIttmar will update attendees on his farming efforts and methods to increase biodiversity, enrich the soil and improve the watershed. A third-generation farmer, Dittmar hails from south central Wisconsin. He and his wife Jenny own a 40-acre farm in Felton and participate in the community-supported agriculture program. He practices regenerative farming to improve the land and help reverse climate change, as it draws carbon out of the atmosphere and into the soil.
To RSVP, call 240-353-4962 or go to www.Greendrinks.org/DE/rehoboth_beach.
‘Moon Over Buffalo’ to open in Milford Jan. 31
Kicking off its 40th season, Second Street Players will present “Moon Over Buffalo,” Friday to Sunday, Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 and Feb. 7 to 9, at the Riverfront Theater in Milford. Curtain is at 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m, Sundays.
Milford residents Karen Marshall and Reinhold Longenbach, along with Jeff Horn of Milton are, respectively, the leading lady, male lead and director. Talent and chemistry have combined in the play’s cast of eight, which includes Sammy Commisa, David Hall and Bella Ruiz of Milford; Cheryl Graves of Rehoboth Beach; and David McDonald and Carol Torrey of Felton. They are getting ready to deliver one of the funniest evenings southern Delaware audiences will get to experience on the live theater circuit this season.
Unlike many community theater groups, Second Street Players owns its performing space outright. Free and clear with no mortgage obligation or landlord, after paying utilities, the company puts all its funds into its productions.
With casts and crews made up of volunteers, the organization is able to offer patrons professional-quality productions, like “Moon Over Buffalo,” in the comfort of a newly renovated theater like the Riverfront.
For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.secondstreetplayers.com.
Greater Millsboro Art League to host online sale Feb. 1-14
The Greater Millsboro Art League will hold an online Valentine’s Art Sale of members’ work from Saturday, Feb. 1, to Friday, Feb. 14. Sale items will be posted and available for sale through the league’s Facebook page. For more information on upcoming events, go to www.MillsboroArtLeague.org or call 302-934-6440.
Variety show auditions at American Legion Feb. 9
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 will host variety show auditions from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9, at the post, 31768 Legion Road, Millsboro. Anyone who has a favorite artist or song, novelty act or magic show may audition. The show will be held Sunday, March 15. For more information, contact Beth at 302-381-3897 or Tina at 302-858-8399.
TobyMac to play Delaware State Fair July 28
The Delaware State Fair announced that TobyMac is slated to perform with Love and the Outcome on Tuesday, July 28, in M&T Bank Grandstand.
“The 2019 Summer Concert Series was a big success and we want to continue to grow our concert offerings for the upcoming Fair. TobyMac is an excellent way to kick things off for 2020,” said Danny Aguilar, assistant general manager for the Delaware State Fair.
Tickets are $20 to $60, plus service fees. For more information, go to www.delawarestatefair.com.
Possum Point Players seeks makeup chairperson
Possum Point Players is looking for someone to serve as makeup chairperson on its artistic committee. The position entails attending committee meetings once a month, as well as being in charge of the makeup room at Possum Hall and keeping track of inventory. It also means either assisting PPP stage directors with finding someone to take charge of makeup for their shows, or serving in that capacity themselves. For more information about the responsibilities, contact Beth Howlett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-249-1362.
Pottery lessons available at Mispillion Art League
Mispillion Art League is offering pottery lessons for individuals. Participants can select wheel-throwing or hand-building, or a combination of the two methods. Lessons are six 90-minute sessions and include instruction for making pieces, having them bisque fired, glazing instruction and glaze firing.
Cost for six lessons is $350 for members and $385 for nonmembers. Clay is $20 for a 25-lb. bag. Only this clay can be used due to firing and glazing considerations.
Pottery needs drying time and firing time, so the six sessions will cover several weeks. The league will set a schedule that works for the student and the instructor.
For supplies, students will need a covered pail or small bucket with a lid, such as a 2-gallon pail, available at hardware stores. Some MAL tools necessary for throwing, footing or hand-building may be used. The instructor can recommend tools to purchase. Since clay is luscious mud, participants should consider wearing a smock, apron or older clothes, and bring a towel or some protection for their car seat.
The most important rules are to delight in working with clay, take pride in learning, laugh, turn frustration into finding out even more about clay and the process of making things, and enjoy the time and experiences. To arrange sessions, call 302-430-7646.
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 www.coastalconcerts.org.