Milton Garden Club ice cream social set Aug. 24
Milton Garden Club will host an ice cream social from noon to 10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, at King’s Homemade Ice Cream Shop, 302 Union St., Milton, with 25 percent of proceeds to support the club. All are welcome. For more information about the club and its activities, go to www.themiltongardenclub.org.
Dover Ag Museum to host beer, wine and spirits fest Aug. 24
In its 10th year, the Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Festival will be held from 4 to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village in Dover.
The long-standing Kent County tradition is the only statewide festival that includes all of Delaware's alcohol producers. Craft beer, wine and spirits have always been the main attraction, and in recent years meaderies have also been included. The event features beer, wine and spirits tastings, meet-the-brewer opportunities, a mechanical bull, food trucks, live music, outdoor games, special exhibits and guided tours of the agricultural museum.
The Delaware Beer, Wine & Spirits Trail will be promoted. The live music lineup features Lyric Drive, Blue Cat Blues and the Clifford Keith Band.
VIP tickets are $69 and limited to the first 100. VIP benefits include early access at 2:30 p.m., exclusive tastings, premium free parking, a souvenir glass for tastings and catered lunch with unlimited tastings. General admission tickets are $40 in advance. They include unlimited tastings and a souvenir cup. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
For more information, go to www.DEBeerWineSpirits.com.
Seaford Community Concerts Association season to start Sept. 18
The Seaford Community Concerts Association announced its 2019-20 season performances.
The 71st season programs are: Celtic Angels, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18; Sons of Serendip, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23; Loren & Mark, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21; The Maxwell Quartet, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 31; and Broadway Bound, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 22. All performances are held at the Seaford High School Madden auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m.
For a full description of all performances and to purchase a membership, go to www.Seafordconcerts.org. For $70, members may attend all programs. Children are admitted free with a paying adult.
For more information, go to www.Seafordconcerts.org.
Crooked Hammock event to benefit feline rescue Sept. 29
Crooked Hammock Brewery will host a fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29, to benefit Just Us Cat & Kitten Rescue. Crooked Hammock will donate 10 percent of sales during that time. A 50/50 raffle and silent auction will also be available. Just Us Cat & Kitten Rescue is a nonprofit organization serving Lewes and Rehoboth Beach. For more information, find Just Us Cat & Kitten Rescue on Facebook.
Rehoboth library auctioning prime viewing space for Sea Witch Parade
The Friends of the Rehoboth Beach Public Library announced an innovative idea to raise money for the library – auctioning access to the library’s balcony and upstairs meeting room, which are ideally situated for enjoying the Sea Witch Parade as it proceeds down Rehoboth Avenue.
The winning bidder will have the best seats in town, complete with a fully equipped kitchen, access to AV equipment, restrooms and two reserved parking spaces behind the library.
Individuals and organizations can request more information and make bids by emailing email@example.com The winner will be announced at 12 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28. The Sea Witch Parade is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 26.
Big Draw Festival Delaware slated for October
Mispillion Art League will present the 2019 Big Draw Festival Delaware during the month of October.
Offering more than 50 activities and classes suitable for artists and non-artists, families, and kids all over Delaware, the festival is part of an international annual event taking place in over 25 countries and involving more than 500,000 participants.
The aim of the festival is to encourage community members to participate in art-making, and enjoy the benefits of self-expression and creativity using a multitude of mediums.There will be drawing activities for all skill levels, photography classes, painting classes and possibly some sandcastle making.
In Milford, folks will be making chalk art on the street, painting a mandala on the Mispillion Art League building, crafting origami birds, sketching dancers and actors in costume, taking photographs with light, learning to create wicked zombie makeup for Halloween, and much more.
MAL is partnering with Jerry’s Artarama in Newark, Milton Arts Guild, Rehoboth Art League, Developing Artist Collaboration in Rehoboth Beach, Yorklyn Center for Creative Arts and Nanticoke River Arts Council to bring these and other exciting art opportunities to surrounding communities.
For 2019 Big Draw Festival Delaware news, go to Facebook and www.mispillionarts.org.
Chaka Khan to perform at Dover Downs Nov. 15
Chaka Khan, one of the world’s most gifted and celebrated music icons, will perform at 9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15, at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino’s Rollins Center. Ticket prices range from $50-$115. Kahn said, “I am so humbled by the love, support and gracious spirit of my fans worldwide and the continuous support my peers have shown over the years.” Still at the height of her astounding vocal powers, Chaka Khan is creating new projects and earning new honors. To purchase tickets or for more information, go to www.doverdowns.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.