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Entertainment Briefs Winter 2019-20

March 25, 2020

Lewes Historical Society closes history museum 

The Children's Discovery Center of the Lewes History Museum and the Rollins Community Center are closed for an unspecified amount of time. April Tavern Talks are postponed until Friday and Saturday, June 5 and 6. The society is currently not postponing or canceling scheduled LHS Tours that begin on April 23; tickets are available at www.historiclewes.org.

The Lewes Historical Society’s new permanent exhibit Breaking Britannia’s Grasp: Lewes, the Royal Navy and the Legacy of 1812, previously scheduled to open to the public in early April, will open to regular visitation correlating with the other society properties. A specific date for the exhibition’s formal opening celebration will be planned for later in the year.

For more information, go to historiclewes.org.

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.

Ag Museum cancels March 28 Spring Market

The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village Spring Market is canceled, and the DAMV, 866 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover, is closed until further notice. For details, call 302-734-1618 or go to www.agriculturalmuseum.org.

Oldies dance to benefit Rehoboth Beach Main Street May 29

Rehoboth Beach Main Street friends, residents and neighbors are invited to an oldies dance set for 7 to 10 p.m., Friday, May 29, at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. It was postponed from the original date of April 3. 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.

Rehoboth Concert Band concert set April 19

The Cape Henlopen Senior Center announced that Rehoboth Concert Band will once again offer an annual spring fundraiser performance, titled Tapestry II, at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 19, at Epworth United Methodist Church, 198285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach. Tickets are $20. To purchase tickets, stop by the senior center, 11 Christian St., Rehoboth Beach or buy at the door.

Hank Williams Jr. to perform at Delaware State Fair July 24

The Delaware State Fair announced Hank Williams Jr. will be in concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 24, at the Delaware State Fair M&T Bank Grandstand in Harrington. As a touring artist, Williams was a pioneer in bringing arena rock production values to country music. He remains one of the most consistent ticket sellers in music, period, as generation after generation gets turned on to one of the most dynamic live performers ever to take the stage. Tickets range from $35 to $75 plus fees, or VIP for $150.  He joins the previously announced Delaware State Fair llineup of Chris Janson with Michael Ray Thursday, July 23; Dierks Bentley Saturday, July 25; TobyMac Tuesday, July 28; Jim Gaffigan Wednesday, July 29; and the Demolition Derby Friday, July 31. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.delawarestatefair.com.

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 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