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Entertainment Briefs

April 17, 2019

Bunny Palooza run/walk set April 20 in Bethany

The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation’s 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.

Sponge to perform at Rusty Rudder April 26

Detroit modern rockers Sponge will perform Friday, April 26, at the  Rusty Rudder, 113 Dickinson Ave., Dewey Beach. Tickets are $20 and now available at the venue or online at rustyrudderdewey.com and ticketfly.com. Doors open at 7 p.m., and ages 21 and over are welcome to attend.

Hailing from Detroit, Sponge gained widespread notoriety with their 1994 debut album "Rotting Piñata.” The disc was certified Gold and pushed Sponge into the international spotlight, remaining on the Billboard 200 Chart for 40 weeks. Now, 25 years after its release, Sponge is celebrating “Rotting Piñata” with a national tour, including a stop at the Rusty Rudder.

For more information on Sponge, go to spongetheband.com. Check out rustyrudderdewey.com for more information on the show and venue.

Ocean Waves Quilt Guild to exhibit in Georgetown April 26-27

The Ocean Waves Quilt Guild’s 2019 Quilt Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, April 26, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 27, at Sussex Academy in Georgetown.

The show, titled Birds, Blooms and Butterflies, will be a celebration of nature’s springtime bounty. Cheerful, bright spring colors abound in natural surroundings and inspire quilters to create beautiful quilts reflecting nature’s beauty.

More than 300 judged and non-judged quilts made by guild members and friends will be exhibited along with Quilts of Valor and quilts made for the show’s themed challenge.

The merchants’ mart will feature the work of 30 vendors offering both quilting and non-sewing items. Raffle prizes include quilts and a Martelli sewing workstation. Attendees can bring quilts to be appraised by Karen Dever, an AQS certified appraiser. Second Time Around tables will offer fantastic shopping bargains on quilt fabric, books and magazines. There will be quilting and crafting demonstrations. Lunch will be available from on-site caterers.

Free parking is available at Sussex Academy. Entrance fee is $10 for one day and $15 for two days.

For more information, go to www.oceanwavesquiltguild.org and www.vfwquilts.com.

‘Happy Days’ auditions set April 28, May 1

Second Street Players directors Josh Gross and Laura Howard have announced auditions for a summer 2019 production of the musical “Happy Days” will be held at 7 p.m., Sunday, April 28, and Wednesday, May 4, at the Riverfront Theater, 2 South Walnut St., Milford.

This show is based on the hit TV show of the same name. Auditions are open to anyone 16 years and older. Anyone under 16 will need the directors’ permission to audition. Adult actors are needed as well. Show dates are Friday to Sunday, July 19 to 21 and July 26 to 28. 

Everyone auditioning should be prepared to sing a song, preferably something from a Broadway show. All songs will be sung a cappella. There will be a dance audition, so those attendees should dress appropriately. There will also be cold readings from the script. For more information, contact Josh Gross at jgrossSSPhappydays@gmail.com

Mini-golf tournament registration due May 1

First State Community Action Agency announced the 6th Annual Miniature Golf Tournament presented by Discover Bank 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 and team registrations are 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 magneticfashion4you@aol.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.

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.

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