Mini-golf tournament registration due May 1
First State Community Action Agency announced the 6th Annual Miniature Golf Tournament presented by Discover Bank will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 14, at Jungle Jim’s in Rehoboth Beach. Lunch at Rehoboth Beach Country Club will follow. Deadline to register a team of four is Wednesday, May 1. Event sponsorships are also available. Proceeds support First State’s community-based programs benefitting Delaware youth. For more information or to register, call 302-856-7761, Ext. 138, or go to www.firststatecaa.org.
Friends of KSI to host car show May 4
The 5th Annual Friends of KSI Car Show will be held from 9 a.m to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 4, at the KSI Skill Development Center, 301 N. Rehoboth Blvd., Milford. Attendees can enjoy a day of fun and cars while helping raise funds for KSI’s programs and services. The event will take place rain or shine. Registration costs $10 per car and takes place from 8 to 11 a.m. Dash plaques will be given to the first 75 entries. Trophies will be awarded to the top 20 cars, and Best of Show will be named at 1p.m. Door prizes will be given and 50/50 tickets will be sold for a chance to win some cash. DJ Missy Jo will provide music. Amy Cool’s Ice Cream Express Food Truck will be on hand selling coffee, breakfast sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream and drinks. For more information, contact volunteer coordinator Angela Spishock at 302-222-0754 or email@example.com.
RSVP by May 7 for event to benefit People’s Place
Delaware by the Sea Womenade Games Day will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m, Thursday, May 16, at Mason Dixon VFW Post 7234, 29265 Marshy Hope Way, Ocean View. Attendees may play any games of their choice, and enjoy continental breakfast with mimosas, fresh-shucked oysters, champagne, lunch, raffles and door prizes. The cost is $50 per person, with all proceeds benefiting People’s Place, which provides services to domestic violence survivors. For more information or to make reservations by Tuesday, May 7, call 302-448-8697.
Maritime-themed paint nights to start May 11
DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation interpreters at Delaware Seashore State Park are combining recycling and maritime heritage in an innovative upcycling craft program this spring and summer, beginning at 6:30 p.m., Saturday May 11. Each winter, the park maintenance team replaces various beach boardwalks, picnic tables and other wooden structures around the park. Interpreters then use the reclaimed wood for a paint night program to teach visitors about the maritime heritage of the park. The program will take place outdoors at the Big Chill Beach Club restaurant, so participants can order food and beverages while painting their projects. Participants will learn about the International Code of Signals and how it ties into park history by painting a short message in nautical flags. Other paint nights will take place on select Wednesday evenings throughout the summer. For more information or to make a reservation, call 302-227-6991.
Farm bureau seeks chalkboard art entries by June 15
The Delaware Farm Bureau Women’s Committee is looking for an artist to create a new chalkboard drawing in its food booth at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. The 4-by-8-foot drawing should depict the 100th anniversary of the Delaware State Fair and the 75th anniversary of Delaware Farm Bureau. A contest open to all Delaware residents up to age 24 is being held to select an artist, with a prize of $150 to be presented upon completion of the final chalkboard drawing. Winner must be available at some time July 15-18 to create the drawing. Materials will be provided. Applicants should submit a sketch in any medium, at least 8-by-11-inches, along with name, address, phone number, email address, school attending (if any) and a short biography. Sketch and information must be received by Saturday, June 15, and should be addressed to: Delaware Farm Bureau Women’s Committee Art Contest, 3457 S. DuPont Highway, Camden, DE 19934.
Winners will be announced by Sunday, June 30.
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.