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Entertainment Briefs

February 13, 2019

Possums radio theater reading set Feb. 19

The monthly readings of the Possum Point Players Radio Theater are now being held at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Possum Hall in Georgetown. The readings for Feb. 19 will be two mysteries. The first is an episode from The Adventures of Phillip Marlowe titled “The Medium Was Rare,” and the other is from Dragnet, called “The Big Father.”  Everyone who attends can participate in the reading. The Radio Theater also re-creates old-time radio shows at venues throughout Sussex County. To listen to presentations, tune in to Radio Rehoboth, WWSX 99.1, at 7 p.m., Sundays or to stream online, go to www.RadioRehoboth.com. For more information, contact Bernie Noeller at bnoeller@yahoo.com or 302-500-2788.

Night out at Diego’s Hideaway to benefit Overfalls Feb. 21

The Overfalls Foundation will host an evening out on the town with hospitality, live music and dancing from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, at Diego’s Hideaway in Rehoboth Beach. Attendees are asked to wear Overfalls Red, or pull out their old uniforms for a nostalgic evening. The event is free and open to the public. Renowned Delaware entertainer Cathy Gorman will provide live music. There will be a 50/50 raffle, and the bar will be open for business. Diego’s Hideaway does not serve food, but a food truck is on the premises and food may be brought inside. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to the Overfalls Foundation. For more information, go to www.overfalls.org. Diego’s Hideaway is at 37298 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, next to the Crystal restaurant. Parking is available at Diego’s or Crystal.

Art exhibit by state employees and family members to open Feb. 25

More than 270 State of Delaware employees and their family members have registered to show artwork at Delaware State University Art Center and Gallery. The free exhibition will be open to the public from Monday, Feb. 25, to Monday, March 18. 

Sponsored by the National Arts Program in support and cooperation with the State of Delaware and the Delaware Division of the Arts, the exhibit is judged by professional artists and visual arts professionals. The Delaware State Employee Art Exhibition is designed to give artists at all skill levels a unique opportunity to exhibit their creative work and compete for cash prizes.

Participants are current employees or immediate family of a current employee of the State of Delaware. All entries are the original work of the applicant and completed within the last three years.

For more information, go to www.art.delaware.gov.

Counting House to host murder mystery dinner theatre March 2

Ovation Dinner Theatre, an innovative audience interactive entertainment group, is cooking up its ninth comedy murder mystery, “Murder on the Menu,” premiering Saturday, March 2, at the Counting House on The Circle in Georgetown. 

The evening will include a host of famous chefs and other personalities in this spoof of the 37th Annual Yummy Awards. Will six-time winner Gina Cherry win again? Or will someone else whisk the Golden Ladle from her? The paparazzi will be everywhere to capture attendees rubbing elbows with famous chefs like Julia Childers, Gordon Ramsickle and the Swedish Chef.

Ovation East owners are Nancy and Morten Mikkelsen. Nancy said, “Ovation Dinner Theatre is thrilled to be premiering our new show at the Counting House. Our partnership of presenting audience interactive entertainment with fine dining at the Counting House is sure to be an unforgettable evening for guests.”

Miguel Batiz of the Counting House said, “As with our menu, we are always looking for new twists to bring to our guests. Ovation entertainment is a win-win to show off our newly renovated restaurant, menu and our talented team.”

For more information or to make a reservation, email ovationeast@gmail.com or call 302-827-7050.

Mardi Gras fundraiser to benefit Overfalls March 5

The Overfalls Foundation will host a Mardi Gras fundfaiser from 5 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, at Irish Eyes in Lewes. A 10 percent portion of the proceeds will be donated to the foundation. The Overfalls gang will be there with appropriate beads and feathers along with a 50/50 raffle to make it a lively evening. This event is open to the public. Irish Eyes is at 213 Anglers Road, Lewes. For more information, call 302-379-0072.

Dover Symphony Orchestra to perform classical concert March 10

The Dover Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Donald Buxton, will perform its spring classical concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 10, at the Rollins Center at Dover Downs. The centerpiece will be a performance of Lalo’s “Cello Concerto” by Jennifer Crowell Stomberg, principal cellist. The piece evokes the spirit of Spain and highlights the beauty of the cello’s tones with lush melodies, fiery virtuosity and Latin-inspired rhythms. Additional works will include compositions by Bizet and Borodin. Valet parking will be available. Admission prices are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors, students, military and first responders. Young people ages 18 and under are free with a paying adult. To purchase tickets, go to www.doversymphony.org or call 302-270-1903. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

Irish Society to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day March 16

The Irish Society of Delmarva will hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day Party from 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday, March 16,  at Fraizer’s Restaurant, 9 E. Loockerman St., Dover. The event includes a corned beef and cabbage buffet with a dessert table, followed by dancing and sing-alongs with music provided by Affinity Entertainment with Alex Vaughan. There will also be raffles, door prizes and a free Irish music CD. Cost is $30 per person. For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Robin Engstenberg at 302-674-4834.

Rehoboth Concert Band to perform benefit concert March 17

The Cape Henlopen Senior Center in Rehoboth Beach announced that the Rehoboth Concert Band will perform Tapestry, a special spring fundraiser concert to benefit the center, at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 17, at Epworth United Methodist Church on Holland Glade Road north of Rehoboth.

Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the Cape Henlopen Senior Center, 11 Christian St., Rehoboth and at Epworth UMC. To purchase tickets online, go to www.rehobothconcertband.org. If tickets have not sold out in advance, they will be available for purchase at the door the day of the concert.

For more information, call the Cape Henlopen Senior Center at 302-227-2055.

Register by March 22 for Lewes CHEER ballroom dance class

CHEER’s Harbour Lights Activity Center in Lewes will offer more ballroom dance classes to the public by popular demand. Beginner salsa and bachata classes will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesdays, March 26 to April 16. Students will learn the basics of each dance so they feel confident on the dance floor. Cost for the four-week session is $50 per person. Couples and singles are welcome. Preregistration is required by Friday, March 22. Payment for class is due in full on the first night of class. No drop-ins are permitted. To register, stop by the CHEER activity center at 34211 Woods Edge Drive, Lewes, or email ctunnell@cheerde.com. For more information, call 302-645-9239.

Bunny Palooza run/walk set April 20 in Bethany

The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation announced the eighth annual Bunny Palooza! 10K run or 5K run/walk to benefit the foundation’s scholarship and grant programs will be held Saturday, April 20, the day before Easter. The 5K begins at 8 a.m., and the 10K begins at 9 a.m. at Parkwood and Atlantic avenues in downtown Bethany Beach. The races end on the Bethany Beach boardwalk. Online registration is open until Wednesday, April 17. 

“We are so excited to jump-start the spring race season with this popular race for a great cause – the QRCF’s scholarship and grant programs. This race is sure to sell out again this year, so I hope everyone registers early,” said Brigit Taylor, QRCF race chair. “Events such as Bunny Palooza!, our Hair of the Dog Run, and Caribbean Christmas help us fund two $8,000 scholarships annually to local students and both major and minor grants to area nonprofits. We have awarded more than $700,000 in our 17-year history.”

For more information, to register or to volunteer, go to www.qrcf.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