Free admission to Treasures of the Sea exhibit Sept. 22
Admission to the Treasures of the Sea exhibit in the Stephen J. Betze Library on the Owens Campus of Delaware Technical Community College is free from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, as part of the Smithsonian Magazine’s annual Museum Day Live. Participating museums across the country offer free admission to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live ticket. The Treasures of the Sea exhibit features artifacts recovered from the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha, which sank off the Florida Keys in a 1622 hurricane. To obtain a ticket for two free admissions, go to Smithsonianmag.com/museumday. The Treasures of the Sea will accept both printed and digital tickets.
Parking is available next to the library building. For more information, call 302-259-6150.
Wild West returns at CHEER Frontier Festival Sept. 28
The 2nd Annual CHEER Frontier Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28, on the grounds of the CHEER Community Center in Georgetown. Catered to the population who remembers the half-hour western television shows on Saturday mornings in the late 1960s, the day will feature entertainment, food, health vendors and fun.
Returning by popular demand will be the Karson Family of Ocean City, Md.’s Frontier Town – Shane, Julie and Clay. They will amaze the audience with their western feats and skills. Other entertainment includes carriage rides, guitar music, singers and a ventriloquist. Numerous healthcare educators and professionals will be available to answer questions. Attendees may come dressed in western attire.
Marshall sponsor of the day is the Delaware Medicare Assistance Bureau. Deputy sponsors giving their support are Summit Orthopaedic Home Care, Tidewater Physical Therapy, Eastern Shore Water and local McDonald’s.
Admission is free. Lunch is available by ticket only for the first 500 preregistered attendees. It is free to all preregistered CHEER members and $5 for all others. For tickets, contact any CHEER activity center. The event will be held rain or shine. For information about the Frontier Festival, call 302-515-3044.
Riverfront Theater to host “Hairspray” showing Sept. 29
Second Street Players’ Movies at the Riverfront Theater will present the original “Hairspray” from 1988 with Rikki Lake, Sonny Bono and Divine, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29. Teenager Tracy Turnblad achieves her dream of becoming a regular on the Corny Collins Dance Show and starts using her fame to speak out for the causes she believes in, most of all integration. The Riverfront Theater is at 2 South Walnut St., Milford; doors open at 6:30 p.m., and tickets are $5.
Harvest moon party set in Seaford Sept. 29
Nanticoke Senior Center will host a harvest moon party from 4 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, at Hooper’s Landing, for its largest fundraising event. Attendees will enjoy a sumptuous full buffet and cash bar, and all may bid on ticket auction and silent auction items. Guests can dance the night away to the seven-piece high-energy band Chasin’ Time. There will be putting and cornhole tournaments. Tickets are $50 per person or $95 per couple. Hooper’s Landing is at 1001 West Locust St., Seaford. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.nanticokeseniorcenter.com or call 302-629-4939.
All proceeds benefit the programs and services of the Nanticoke Senior Center, which provides a lunch program, socialization, local and extended trips, and a homebound meal program.
Fordham and Dominion Brewery to host Cheesetoberfest Oct. 13
Cheesetoberfest, a no-holds-barred grilled cheese and mac and cheese competition, will return from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, at Fordham and Dominion Brewery in Dover. The brewery will pour its Octoberfest brew, Spiced Harvest Ale, Copperhead Ale and Gypsy lager, all to the beat of Delaware's own First State Brass Band for this auspicious event. Tickets are limited. For more information, go to www.fordhamanddominion.com.
Apply now to carve pumpkins for new October festival
The Biggs Museum and the Delaware State Fair are seeking carvers for an exciting new event to take place in late October - the Great Delaware Pumpkin Carve Festival. This inaugural regional competition will bring together 50 pumpkin carvers of all abilities and levels. Artists, families, schools, businesses, groups of friends and more are encouraged to participate. Those interested are urged to register right away to bring their tools and creativity.
The competition is the feature of the event, which will also include music, family-friendly activities, food, art and a grand illumination of the 50 massive jack-o-lanterns. There are only 50 carver spots that will be awarded on a first-come, first served basis.
For more information and to apply, go to www.delawarestatefairgrounds.com.
Christmas in Bridgeville craft show set Dec. 1
The Bridgeville Historical Society will host its 43rd Annual Christmas in Bridgeville Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, at Woodbridge Middle School, 307 Laws St., Bridgeville. The craft show will include over 75 vendors selling a large assortment of holiday gift items. There will also be a raffle for an ultra high-definition smart TV and a Roadie 20 Yeti cooler. Admission is free, and all proceeds benefit the nonprofit Bridgeville Historical Society Inc. For more information, call Charles or Sharon Hawk, 302-337-8675, or email email@example.com.
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.