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Entertainment Briefs Fall 2019

September 11, 2019

Overfalls invites community to sundowner party Sept. 13

The Overfalls Foundation invites the community to celebrate another successful summer season with a sundowner closing party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13, on the Overfalls Lightship grounds in Lewes. Food trucks will provide refreshments, and music and door prizes will add to the festivities.

Other fall activities include a presentation on menhaden fishing at the Friday, Oct. 11 meeting, and a presentation on the moon landing at the Friday, Nov. 8 meeting. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s Church hall in Lewes. Light refreshments are served, and all are welcome.

Overfalls members provide tours scheduled for the public and by arrangement for schools and other private groups. The Dirty Hands Gang does maintenance and repair work on the ship on a weekly basis, while other members staff the ship’s store.

New members are always welcome, and a variety of volunteer jobs offer the opportunity to try a new experience or utilize a current skill while meeting a dynamic and friendly group of people, and participating in the Lewes community. The Overfalls is a 100 percent volunteer-run organization.

For more information, go to www.Overfalls.org or visit the lightship berth next to Lewes Canalfront Park.

Leipsic Oyster Festival seeks food vendors for Oct. 12 event

Fresh-from-the-water oysters, live music and authentic central Delaware charm will be on display at the 3rd Annual Leipsic Oyster Festival, set for 12 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, at Northwood Park in historic Leipsic. In addition to oysters, steamed crabs will be on the menu this year.

The festival celebrates Leipsic’s long history as a working riverfront community and the natural bounty its residents have harvested for hundreds of years.

“The third year of this growing festival, which showcases Leipsic and its history as a waterfront community, will be better than ever,” said festival organizer Debbie McKeever. “Moving the festival to the new Northwood Park gives us more space for live entertainment, vendors and guests, as well as a beautiful setting for everyone to enjoy.”

Applications are now open for those interested in being food vendors for the festival.

For more information, go to www.leipsicoysterfest.com.

Possum Point Players Radio Theater to meet Sept. 17

The monthly readings of the Possum Point Players Radio Theater are held at 7 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month, at Possum Hall in Georgetown. The readings for Sept. 17 will be episodes from radio shows “Our Miss Brooks,” “Ma Perkins” and “The Romance of Helen Trent.” Everyone who attends can participate. The group also re-creates old-time radio shows at venues throughout Sussex County. To listen to presentations, tune in at 7 p.m, Sundays, to Radio Rehoboth or to stream online, go to www.RadioRehoboth.com. For further information, contact Bernie Noeller at bnoeller@yahoo.com or 302-500-2788.

Seaford Community Concerts Association season to start Sept. 18

The Seaford Community Concerts Association announced its 2019-20 season performances.

The 71st season programs are: Celtic Angels, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18; Sons of Serendip, 7:30 p.m.,  Wednesday, Oct. 23; Loren & Mark, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21; The Maxwell Quartet, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 31; and Broadway Bound, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 22. All performances are held at the Seaford High School Madden auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m.

For a full description of all performances and to purchase a membership, go to www.Seafordconcerts.org. For $70, members may attend all programs. Children are admitted free with a paying adult.

For more information, go to www.Seafordconcerts.org.

Crooked Hammock event to benefit feline rescue Sept. 29

Crooked Hammock Brewery will host a fundraiser and donate 10 percent of sales from 5 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29, to benefit Just Us Cat & Kitten Rescue. A 50/50 raffle and silent auction will also be available. Just Us Cat & Kitten Rescue is a nonprofit organization serving Lewes and Rehoboth Beach. For more information, find Just Us Cat & Kitten Rescue on Facebook.

Rehoboth library auctioning prime viewing space for Sea Witch Parade

The Friends of the Rehoboth Beach Public Library announced an innovative idea to raise money for the library – auctioning access to the library’s balcony and upstairs meeting room, which are ideally situated for enjoying the Sea Witch Parade as it proceeds down Rehoboth Avenue.

The winning bidder will have the best seats in town, complete with a fully equipped kitchen, access to AV equipment, restrooms and two reserved parking spaces behind the library.

Individuals and organizations can request more information and make bids by emailing rehobothlibraryfriends@gmail.com The winner will be announced at 12 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28. The Sea Witch Parade is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 26.

Big Draw Festival Delaware slated for October

Mispillion Art League will present the 2019 Big Draw Festival Delaware during the month of October.

Offering more than 50 activities and classes suitable for artists and non-artists, families, and kids all over Delaware, the festival is part of an international annual event taking place in over 25 countries and involving more than 500,000 participants.

The aim of the festival is to encourage community members to participate in art-making, and enjoy the benefits of self-expression and creativity using a multitude of mediums.There will be drawing activities for all skill levels, photography classes, painting classes and possibly some sandcastle making.

In Milford, folks will be making chalk art on the street, painting a mandala on the Mispillion Art League building, crafting origami birds, sketching dancers and actors in costume, taking photographs with light, learning to create wicked zombie makeup for Halloween, and much more.

MAL is partnering with Jerry’s Artarama in Newark, Milton Arts Guild, Rehoboth Art League, Developing Artist Collaboration in Rehoboth Beach, Yorklyn Center for Creative Arts and Nanticoke River Arts Council to bring these and other exciting art opportunities to surrounding communities.

For 2019 Big Draw Festival Delaware news, go to Facebook and www.mispillionarts.org.

Chaka Khan to perform at Dover Downs Nov. 15

Chaka Khan, one of the world’s most gifted and celebrated music icons, will perform at 9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15, at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino’s Rollins Center. Ticket prices range from $50-$115. Kahn said, “I am so humbled by the love, support and gracious spirit of my fans worldwide and the continuous support my peers have shown over the years.” Still at the height of her astounding vocal powers, Chaka Khan is creating new projects and earning new honors. To purchase tickets or for more information, go to www.doverdowns.com.

Run for the Arts set Nov. 16 in Milford

Mispillion Art League and the Seashore Striders will present the 2nd Annual Run for the Arts 5K/1M Run/Walk at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, starting from the Arena’s parking lot in Milford. Cost is $25 if registered by 12 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, or $30 on race day. Race T-shirts will be given to all preregistered participants. The after party will again be hosted by Park Place Restaurant in Milford, with beer donated by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. For more information, go to www.seashorestriders.com or www.mispillionarts.org. Those who wish to support but not run or walk may make an online donation. Proceeds benefit Mispillion Art League.

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 bhowlettsinger@gmail.com 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