Wesley College to present Puccini's 'Suor Angelica' Oct. 24 and 26
Wesley College will present a fully staged production of Puccini’s "Suor Angelica" at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24, and 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 26, at Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth. The performance will feature the Copeland String Quartet, soprano Britania Redington, and mezzo soprano Mary Clare McAlee. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students. For ticket reservations, contact Dr. James Wilson at 302-736-2466; email email@example.com.
Nergaard-Nammack to hold studio sale Oct. 25
Award-winning Lewes artist Aina Nergaard-Nammack will hold a Clearing Aina's Studio Sale to make room for new work from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, at her studio, 115 Rodaline Ave. in Lewes. A large collection of older paintings, many discounted 60 percent, will be offered. Call 302-645-5473, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.nergaard-nammack.com.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 to host Trunk for Treats Oct. 31
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 will hold Trunk for Treats from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31, at the Post Pavilion, 31768 Legion Road, Millsboro. There will be a Halloween-decorated bus, crafts, and hot chocolate, and many trunks open with treats. This event is open to the public. For more information, contact Jackie Rooney at 267-688-0721 or visit www.alpost28.com.
Maple Dale will host Fourth Annual Bridal Event Nov. 2
The Fourth Annual Bridal Event at Maple Dale is on the calendar for 11 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 2. This year’s event features an Under the Tuscan Sun theme and includes a plated luncheon of Italian cuisine, fashion show, vendor displays, door prizes, music and entertainment. Admission to the Bridal Event including the plated lunch is $20 per person. Maple Dale General Manager Chris Aulita is encouraging all businesses with an interest in targeting Delaware brides to sign up now.
Event organizers include Affinity Entertainment, Amoré Bridal, Blue Orchid Floral Design Studio, Classic Cakes, CM Baker Photography, CruiseOne, Dover Rent-All Tents & Events, Maple Dale Country Club, the Perfect Wedding Guide and Primerica. Delaware State News is the media sponsor of the event.
For more information or to download a vendor registration form, visit www.mapledaleclub.com or contact Chris Aulita at Maple Dale Country Club 302-674-4951, Ext. 5.
Lewes Men's Community Chorus begins rehearsals for Dec. 20 concert
Christmas is right around the corner, and the Lewes Men's Community Chorus has started rehearsals for its annual holiday concert, Holly Jolly Christmas, to be held Saturday, Dec. 20. The chorus celebrates its 26th anniversary this year and performs concerts in May and December.
Rehearsals are held Monday evenings at 6:45 p.m. in the lower-level choir room of Bethel United Methodist Church, Lewes. New members are welcome for all voice parts. No auditions are required - only the love of music and singing. A nominal registration fee covers the cost of music. For more information, contact Hugh Councill, 302-645-5399 or Rich Foti, 302-644-2230.
Delaware Train Show & Octoberfest Toy Show Oct. 25-26
The Eighth Delaware Train Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Nur Shrine Center, Route 13/198 South DuPont Highway, New Castle. Admission is $4; children under the age of 12 are free; $10 early buyers, 8 a.m. admission. The show will feature over 150 tables of trains in all scales and models, accessories, slotcars, and some toys.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct., 26, Octoberfest Toy Show, the East Coast's largest toy show, moves in with more than 175 tables of new, collectible and antique toys. Admission is $5, and children under the age of 12 are free; $10 early buyers, 9 a.m. admission. There is free parking and great food. Go to www.toyshows.org or call 856-302-3606.
Gallery One to host reception for new partner Nov. 1
New Gallery One partner Aubré Duncan will be welcomed with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, at the gallery, 32 Atlantic Ave., Ocean View. Duncan is known for her watercolours. For more information, go to galleryonede.com.
PCA at Milton Theatre looking for Community Cabaret performers
Community Cabaret is going to be a chance for local artists to perform together in a cabaret setting for friends, family, and community members in the Cabaret Room at the Milton Theatre. Group musical theater numbers will rehearse at 7 p.m., Oct. 21, 22, and Nov 4; the show starts at 6 p.m., Nov. 9. Non-musical theater acts, such as musical instrument and spoken word, are only required to be available for rehearsal Nov. 4. All acts must submit for acceptance on the bill. Contact Premier Centre for the Arts at the Milton Theatre, 110 Union St., Milton, email email@example.com, call 302-684-3038, or visit www.pcade.com.
Return Day announces Nov. 5 entertainment lineup
The bands will be playing on the big stage Wednesday, Nov. 5, Return Day eve, on The Circle in Georgetown. Skinny Leg Pete Band starts the party at 5 p.m. followed by Big Hat No Cattle, and taking it home until 11 p.m. are The Funsters.
Also on The Circle that night, the traditional ox will be cooked. In addition, there will be cornhole and horseshoe tournaments, the Second Annual Cupcake Contest, the VFW beer wagon and a 16 Mile Craft Brewery tap.
For more information, parade entry forms, carriage entry forms, contest information and Return Day updates, visit www.returnday.com or call 302-855-0722.
Milton's Brown to present workshop on getting published Nov. 8
Broadkill Review publisher Jamie Brown will present "What an Editor Looks for in Your Work” at the Eastern Shore Writers' Association’s monthly meeting at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Jetty along Restaurant Row at Kent Narrows, 201 Wells Cove Road, Grasonville, Md.
Publisher, poet, professor, shopkeep, and founder of the John Milton Poetry Festival and Poetry Prize , Brown is also former editor of several literary magazines and a prize-winning playwright. His fiction, nonfiction and poetry have been widely published including such favorites as "Freeholder and Other Poems" and "Conventional Heresies." Brown founded two well-known Washington, D.C. poetry reading series as well as teaching an Advanced Fiction Workshop at Georgetown University and an introductory-level workshop, Poetry: Form, Function and You at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. He has also been awarded best Book of Verse by the Delaware Press Association for his haiku cycle, "Sakura."
This event is open to the public; an RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-476- 3917 is requested for lunch at $19.
Unitarian Universalists will host Holiday Arts & Crafts Faire Nov. 8
The first Holiday Arts & Crafts Faire will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware. Everyone is invited to attend this unique faire showcasing works of local artists, one-of-a-kind pottery, glass, textiles, paintings, photographs, holiday ornament tree, select antiques and collectibles, and homemade baked goods. UUSD is at 33739 Marsh Road in Lewes. Call 302-645-6334 or visit www.uussd.org.
Unit 28 Rocks the Grape Nov. 16
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 will Rock the Grape with Movin’ and Groovin’ Trio from 5 to 9 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 16. The cost of $15 per person includes wine tastings and appetizers. Movin’ and Groovin’ is an up-and-coming group that has played several venues around the Rehoboth and Millsboro areas. Proceeds will benefit auxiliary programs for veterans, military and their families, and children and youth. For tickets and/or more information, contact Tina at 302-329-9090 or Beth at 302-947-2984.
Rehoboth and Sussex Central H.S. combine talents for Nov. 20 concert
Sussex Central High School band and the Rehoboth Concert Band will join forces for a concert at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 20, at Sussex Central High School, Georgetown. Tickets are $5 at the door; children are free. Guest violin soloist will be Marius Sanders of St. Thomas More Academy.
The Rehoboth Concert Band is funded, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.