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Entertainment Briefs June 2019

June 12, 2019

Bethany Beach Books announces summer events

Bethany Beach Books team members are excited to announce its summer schedule of 81 authors visiting the store between Memorial Day and Labor Day is now available online. Events will include meet-and-greet signings, story times, author happy hours, and meet-and-mingle events with multiple authors. Most events will take place at Bethany Beach Books, but a few will take place offsite.

Authors include Mary Kay Andrews, Anna Pitoniak, Jamie Brenner, Elin Hilderbrand, Jerry Spinelli, Jane Green, Andrew Shaffer, Megan Miranda, Cindy Callaghan, Kristy Woodson Harvey, Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb, Steven Hartov, Nancy Sherman and more.

Some of the events require tickets or an RSVP, so patrons are encouraged to see full details on the website.

Bethany Beach Books can have any of the books signed and personalized for patrons who cannot attend the signings. Books can be mailed. For more information, call 302-539-2522 or go to www.www.bethanybeachbooks.com.

Rod & Custom Jamboree set June 28-29

The Southern Delaware Street Rod Association's 30th Annual Rod & Custom Jamboree will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, June 28, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday June 29, at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. Eligible street rods and classic cars include models from 1989 and earlier. Special-interest vehicles are also welcome. There will be an automotive flea market, food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, ticket auction, flame throwers, teeter-totter contest, rap-off contest and neon parade. Admission is $7. Kids under age 10 will be admitted free. For more information, go to www.sdsra.net.

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.

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.

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