Single-day passes now available for Firefly Music Festival
Firefly Music Festival organizers announced May 2 that single-day general admission and VIP passes are now available for the 2016 event.
Single-day general admission passes start at $129, and single-day VIP passes are available for $249. Four-day passes for the festival are still available and start at $319.
For more information, go to fireflyfestival.com.
Dogfish Analog-A-Go-Go tickets now on sale
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery is bringing back its annual Analog-A-Go-Go event, a celebration of craft beers and live music, Saturday, Sept. 17.
General admission passes, which went on sale April 29, start at $65.
The event will be held at Bellevue State Park in Wilmington and includes a cask beer festival and cocktail garden for an additional fee.
The music lineup for the event includes Built to Spill, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Talib Kweli, Ra Ra Riot, Beach Slang and Fiance.
The event will be held from 1 to 10 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at analogagogo.com or by calling 800-441-7223.
Chihuahua races May 7 in Dewey
The fifth annual Dewey Chihuahua and small dog races are scheduled for Saturday, May 7, at the Dewey Beach Life Saving Station, 1 Dagsworthy Ave. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m.; races begin at noon. Chihuahua wannabes - 20 pounds and under - are welcome to compete against each other in a separate race. The cost to register each dog is $20. Proceeds benefit the Dewey Beach Patrol. Dogs must have a town dog license. A weekend license, good from 5:30 p.m. Friday through midnight Sunday, is $5. An eight-day license is $10. A lifetime license, good for the life of the dog, is $35. Preregistration forms and more information are available at townofdeweybeach.com or by emailing Joe Kane at email@example.com.
Coloring night for adults set at Mispillion Art League May 9
Mispillion Art League will host a coloring night for adults from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Monday, May 9. Pages to color, colored pencils and light refreshments will be provided. Cost is $15. Space is limited.To register or for more information, call 302-430-7646.
Mispillion Art League seeks artists' 6X6 work through June 11
Mispillion Art League is calling artists for its 6X6 silent auction fundraiser set for 6 p.m., Saturday, June 25. All artists ages 15 years and older are welcome to pick up one free 6-by-6-inch canvas at the gallery. All additional canvases are $1. Artwork may be turned in from Tuesday, May 17 to Saturday, June 11. Proceeds from the silent auction will be used for Mispillion Art League programs and operations. For more information, call 302-430-7646 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Africa travel presentation set at Cinema Art Theater May 12
After a successful launch of the new series to benefit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society and to introduce travelers to a variety of worldwide vacation destinations, Accent On Africa will be presented at the new Cinema Art Theater at 3:45 p.m., Thursday, May 12. In a 45-minute audio/visual presentation, travel experts will discuss the best times of year to visit the various tourist attractions on the continent, provide insider tips for best sightseeing and show snippets of an African safari. Opportunities to join upcoming escorted tours and tips on planning a family safari will be offered. The Cinema Art Theater is at 17701 Dartmouth Drive, Dartmouth Plaza #2, Lewes. Complimentary refreshments are included. The public is welcome. For more information, contact Accent on Travel at 302-278-6100 or email@example.com. Tickets are $5. To purchase tickets call 302-645-9095 or go to www.rehobothfilm.com. If not sold out, admission will be available at the door. All ticket sales benefit the film society and each attendee receives a $50 travel voucher good for travel to the destination if reserved through Accent on Travel within six months of the presentation date.
Lakeside Home Owners set Spring Fling Dinner Dance May 14
April showers have brought May flowers and the Lakeside Community Home Owners Association is celebrating with a Spring Fling Dinner Dance from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday, May 14, at the Pot-Nets Lakeside Community Center in Long Neck. Tickets are $15 per person. The menu will consist of picnic fare - fried chicken, homemade potato salad, broccoli salad, corn salad, baked beans, rolls and butter, dessert and nonalcoholic beverages. This is a BYOB event. Music will be provided by local favorites Reedy Express. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Betty at 302-945-1263 or Pat at 215-805-7782. The community center is at 33076 Rock Cove, adjacent to the lake, off Lakeshore Circle in the Lakeside community of Pot-Nets.
Possum Point Players main stage director applications due May 15
Possum Point Players will accept applications for directors for its 2017 main stage season through Sunday, May 15. The shows are “Spitfire Grill,” “Enchanted April,” “Driving Miss Daisy,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “FrUiTCaKeS.” There are two application forms for potential directors, one for those who have directed shows at PPP before, and one for those who have not. For more information, contact Jim Hartzell, director selection firstname.lastname@example.org or 302 856-6166 or PPP Executive Administrator Dawn Conaway at email@example.com or 302 856-3460. To download forms, go to www.possumpointplayers.org.
In celebration of National Bike Month, Dogfish Head and the Milton Theatre announce a Bike to the Theatre Movie Series will be held at 2 p.m., Sundays beginning with "Pee Wee's Big Adventure" (rated PG) May 1. Tickets are $5 and children under 12 are admitted free. A ticket for all four events is $15. Bikes will be parked inside the theatre. "American Flyers" (rated PG-13) will be shown May 8. "E.T. the Extraterrestrial" (rated PG) will be shown May 15. "Quicksilver" (rated PG) will be shown May 22. The Milton Theatre is at 110 Union St. in historic downtown Milton. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.miltontheatre.com or call 302-684-3038.
Car show to benefit Kent-Sussex Industries set in Milford May 7
The Second Annual Friends of KSI Car Show on is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 7, at KSI's Skill Development Center, 301 N. Rehoboth Blvd., Milford, rain or shine. Registration is $10 and will be held from 8 to 11 a.m Trophies will be awarded to the top 20 cars and Best of Show will be named at 1:30 p.m. A DJ will provide music, and door prizes will be given. Breakfast and lunch, prepared by the Harrington American Legion, can be purchased. There will be a 50/50 raffle and a raffle for a cruise for two. Funds raised will go toward purchase of a vehicle designated for individualized daily community inclusive trips. KSI is a nonprofit agency providing transportation as well as vocational training, employment services and day habilitation to individuals with disabilities throughout Kent and Sussex counties. For information, call 302-422-4014 Ext. 3015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Freeman Foundation sets fundraiser May 10
The Joshua M. Freeman Foundation invites the public to participate in a dine and donate fundraiser, will take place Tuesday, May 10, at the Crooked Hammock Brewery in Lewes. Live entertainment will be provided by local musician Jason Post. The restaurant will donate 20 percent of all proceeds generated from lunch and dinner patrons who present the corresponding voucher to the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation. The voucher may be printed or displayed on a smartphone. The Crooked Hammock is at 16989 Kings Highway in Lewes. To print out the voucher or for more information, go to http://freemanstage.org/event/dine-donate-crooked-hammock-brewery/.
Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding sets horse show May 7
Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding will be have a horse show showcasing its participants from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 7. Activities will include riders showing off their riding and horsemanship skills, a horsketball contest, horse trivia and a fun and interactive intermission. The event is open to the public and admission is free. Lunch will be provided by Pioneer Materials. For over 25 years, SDTR has provided equine-assisted therapy promoting the physical, emotional and educational growth of children and adults with disabilities in the community. The facility is at 17170 Harbeson Road (Route 5) in Milton. For more information, go to www.sdtrhr.com.
Nanticoke Indian Association sets Heritage Day May 14
The Nanticoke Indian Association Heritage Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 14. Museum admission is free that day. There will be performances by the Nanticoke dance troupe, Native American food, arts and crafts, museum tours and more. Donations will be accepted to benefit The Nanticoke Indian Museum. The public is welcome. The museum is at 26673 John J. Williams Highway, Millsboro. For more information, call 302-945-7022 or 302-945-3400 or go to www.nanticokeindians.org.
Music School of Delaware faculty set concert in Milford May 17
The Music School of Delaware's Milford Branch welcomes spring and celebrates its talented and dedicated faculty with a concert at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 17. The concert will be held at Avenue United Methodist Church in Milford, followed by a grand reception at Causey Mansion, 2 Causey Ave., hosted by mansion owners Jan Broulik and Joe Phillips. The evening will include a fabulous jazz set by the Second Opinion Jazz Ensemble; music by Milford's favorite Pegasus Trio; Augustine Mercante, countertenor and Devin Mercer, tenor performing a Bach duo; and the Nagoya Quartet performing "Dover Beach" with guest baritone Jordan Shaner and a movement of "Mendelssohn's String Quartet No. 1." The full list of faculty performers includes: Melinda Bowman, flute; Paul Boris, keyboards; Chris Braddock, guitar; Jessica Hoffmann, violin; Kate Inie-Richards, viola; Liliya Maslov, piano; Augustine Mercante, countertenor; Devin Mercer, tenor; Julianne Murphy, violin and Jennifer Crowell Stomberg, cello. Tickets for the performance are $10 or $5 for students and seniors. To reserve tickets, call 302-422-2043. For more information, go to musicschoolofdelaware.org.
Food writer Denise Clemons to speak at ESWA meeting May 20
Eastern Shore Writers Association members will hear from food writer and ESWA board member at their meeting at 6 p.m., Friday, May 20, at The Globe Restaurant in Berlin. Clemons has been writing her column Cape Flavors for the Cape Gazette newspaper since 2005. That’s a lot of recipes - and a lot of experience in one of the most lively and popular niches in writing. The program is casual and interactive. Admission is free and open to all. For more information, go to www.easternshorewriters.org.
Antique bottle and tabletop collectible show set in Ellendale May 22
The Delmarva Antique Bottle Club will hold its Annual Antique Bottle and Tabletop Collectible Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, May 22, at the Ellendale Fire Hall. There will be approximately 40 dealers from up and down the East Coast selling old bottles, jars, insulators, stoneware, tabletop antiques, advertising and other memorabilia. Most categories of bottle collecting will be represented including milk, beer, soda, inks, food jars, poisons, figural, medicine, bitters and historical flastks. For more information, contact President Peter Beaman at 302-684-5055 or email@example.com.
Artisans fair set in Ocean View May 28
The Ninth Annual Artisans Fair, featuring unique handcrafted art objects, is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 28, at Lord Baltimore Elementary School, Route 26, Ocean View. The work of 50 artisans includes fabric art, fine art, glass, ceramics, jewelry, photography, metalwork and wood sculpture. The fair includes a raffle auction of participating artisans’ work, baked goods, a 50-50 cash raffle, and lunch and snack items. Admission and parking are free. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund of South Coastal Delaware AARP.
Delaware River and Bay Lighthouse Foundation sets sunset cruise June 11
Delaware River and Bay Lighthouse Foundation will host a sunset cruise from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday, June 11. Rain date is Sunday, June 12. Meet at Anglers Fishing Center behind Irish Eyes in Lewes. The cruise will go up the canal and out to the Breakwater East End Light and the Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse. Attendees are asked to bring their own beverages and snacks. Dolphin sightings are likely, so particpants may want to bring cameras. Cost is $35 which goes toward the new docking station and other restoration projects at Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse. Additional sunset cruises are set Saturdays, July 23 and Sept. 11. Payment and registration must be received in advance. To reserve a space, call Red Moulinier 302-542-4432 or mail a check to Delaware River and Bay Lighthouse Foundation, c/o Red Moulinier, 104 Chesapeake Drive, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.
Beach Boys tickets on sale now for Wilmington show July 13
The Beach Boys will appear at The Grand’s Copeland Hall in Wilmington at 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 13, Tickets are on sale now and are $60 to $75. To purchase tickets, call 302-652-5577 or go to www.TheGrandWilmington.org.
Since lead-singer Mike Love penned the lyrics to The Beach Boys’ first hit, “Surfin’” (1961), dozens of the band's chart-toppers have become eternal anthems of American youth: “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann,” “Good Vibrations,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Rock and Roll Music” and “Kokomo.”
The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Jeffrey Foskett, Brian Eichenburger, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic American band. This concert will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks.
Classic car show set in Selbyville June 18
The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce's 59th Annual Old Timer’s Day - Classic Car and Truck Show is set from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 18, in Selbyville. Classic cars, trucks, tractors and emergency vehicles from 1985 and older will line Church Street. Three different judges in three areas will assess all vehicles’ interior, exterior and engine compartment. Registration for all qualified vehicles is $10. All spectators attend for free to enjoy food, live music, crafts, children’s activities, fire truck rides, pony rides and door prizes. Participants can register their 1985 or older vehicle for a $10 fee to compete for a range of awards and cash prizes including Best Interior, Best Exterior and Best Engine Compartment. This is a family-friendly event and admission is free. For more information and to register for the event, go to www.thequietresorts.com.
Angola By the Bay craft show set July 16
The 41st Annual Angola By the Bay Craft Show is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 16. Over 120 potters, jewelers, carpenters and other craftsmen make the show a highlight of the summer season. Admission for shoppers is free. Refreshments available. The address is 33457 Woodland Circle in Lewes, off Angola Road, one-half mile east of Route 24. For more information, call 302-313-9922.