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Entertainment Briefs Summer 2020

June 22, 2020

Choir School of Delaware online program starts June 29

The Choir School of Delaware announced its 2020 virtual summer program in partnership with SummerCollab, the United Way of Delaware’s After School Network, Wilmington Public Library and DelawareShakespeare. The program is for any children ages 7-17, in grades 2-12, in Delaware. This program is offered at no cost, but a commitment to daily attendance is required.

To help bridge the academic gap created by out-of-school time due to the COVID pandemic and prepare students for the next school year, the program will include academic skills development, music, arts education, movement activities and more. The addition of other activities, including musical training in the tradition of the Choir School, will give students a camp experience during this period of continued social distancing.

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

Craft show set at Angola by the Bay July 18

Angola by the Bay Sea Gals, a women’s club, will host its 45th annual craft show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 18, in the wooded area near the clubhouse. More than 50 participating vendors include potters, artists, carpenters, jewelers and quilters. Shoppers come from all over Delmarva. Many are looking for unique handcrafted treasures and early Christmas presents. Admission and parking are free. The show will go on rain or shine. COVID-19 state directives are to be strictly followed.

In existence since 1975, Sea Gals contributes fundraiser proceeds to Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity, Home of the Brave II and other community projects. The clubhouse address is 33457 Woodland Circle, off Angola Road, five miles west of Route 1. For more information, call 302-549-4877 or email abtbcraftshow@yahoo.com.

Milton Garden Club cancels 2020 fall garden tour

The Milton Garden Club announced its 2020 fall garden tour has been canceled. This decision was made due to concerns over the ability to guarantee the safety of the public, the garden homeowners and the club members while conducting the tour if the coronavirus returns this fall. An early decision had to be made due to the time-consuming nature of tour preparations. In spite of this pandemic, club members continue to beautify Milton with flower-filled streetscapes in town and colorful blossoms in the park. This beautification sends a message of hope for health and safety to all. 

50th Waterfowl Festival postponed until 2021

For the first time in its history, the Waterfowl Festival that draws 15,000 people to Easton, Md., each year will not be held this November – at least not in its usual form.

Instead, the festival organizers along with conservation partner Waterfowl Chesapeake, will devote energies to developing new plans for this fall, including virtual programming that brings people together to celebrate Eastern Shore heritage, culture and bird life. The 50th Festival will be held in its traditional style in November 2021.

Festival Board President Kevin Greaney said, “Uncertainty about the future means we must rethink how we are going to safely host an event, especially one of this size. Our strength is in the relationships we have and the face-to-face experiences we offer for artists, vendors and visitors. All our people – and especially our volunteer leaders and supporters who make the festival possible – need to feel confident and safe. So instead of a big event, we are planning for other programs that can still create connections and celebrate our community.”

The festival has made significant contributions to waterfowl conservation projects over the years and generates millions of dollars for the local economy annually. 

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

Oldies dance to benefit Rehoboth Beach Main Street Oct. 30

Rehoboth Beach Main Street friends, residents and neighbors are invited to an oldies dance set for 7 to 10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30, at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. The evening’s proceeds will benefit Main Street and the Rehoboth in Bloom program. DJ Sky Brady will be spinning the tunes. Beer, wine, coffee, snacks and desserts will be provided. Tickets are $25 per person in advance and $30 at the door; go to www.downtownrb.com for details.

Mispillion Art League to host Big Draw Festival in October

The Mispillion Art League, Milford’s community art resource, will host the Big Draw Festival, a month-long event celebrating the creation of art.

The festival’s mission is to fill Milford with art and creativity through free, family-friendly activities throughout October. “This year, the league wants to make the festival even bigger and better than last year. We’re very mindful that we are all missing our usual spring activities, and we want to make sure our community has something uplifting to look forward to, because that is our mission as an arts organization,” said league President Mimi Galligan.

“Last year we had so many wonderful activities throughout the month, and it was all made possible through the generous support we received from Bayhealth Hospital, a leader in serving Milford,” said festival Chair Rosemary Connelly. “We are committed to making the festival interactive and inspiring this year, especially because of the current challenges we all face.”

Free, family-friendly events already scheduled include Recycling Is Art Too, Saturday, Oct. 3, and  Art Is Eco-friendly, Saturday, Oct. 17.

Summer art camp registration now open at Rehoboth Art League

The Rehoboth Art League's Summer Art Camps provide a creative experience with professional instruction in a fun and relaxed environment. Young artists can explore drawing, painting, sewing, ceramics and more at the Henlopen Acres campus. Sessions fill up fast, so early registration is recommended. For a complete schedule, go to www.rehobothartleague.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.

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