Milford's Bug & Bud Festival April 26
Downtown Milford Inc. and the City of Milford Parks and Recreation Department invite the community to join the fun at the 11th Annual Bug & Bud Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 26, along Walnut Street and the Mispillion Riverwalk in Milford.
Festival highlights are the traditional Ladybug and Tree costumed parade; diverse local entertainment throughout the day; 100-plus arts & crafts vendors; a Kid’s Korner; a children’s art show; and green-themed, nature-related, hands-on activities including seedling tree giveaways. Popular attractions include ladybug-decorated paddle boat rides, multiple children’s games, a Chalk Art Contest and more. The popular event will occur rain or shine.
For more information, contact the Downtown Milford Inc. office at 302-839-1180 or visit www.downtownmilford.org and follow the festival links.
Tango Lewes offers beginner series with free introductory class April 29
Tango Lewes began as a way to share a love of Argentine tango and to build a community in southern Delaware. Members of the group hold two weekly practicas, or practice sessions, and have a milonga, or social dance party, the end of each month at the Anita Peghini-Räber art gallery (http://rehobothart.com/) in downtown Rehoboth Beach. Tango Lewes continues its growth in the community by offering an eight-week series of beginner lessons starting Tuesday, April 29, with a free introductory lesson, and a cost of $60 for the remainder of the series. Tango Lewes welcomes everyone, and no partner or prior dance experience is necessary. To find out information or to join Tango Lewes for some dancing, email email@example.com. Visit www.tangolewes.com.
Argentine tango is a social dance, and members change dance partners both in classes and in an evening of dancing. It is not necessary to have a partner.
Millsboro Art League opens annual photography exhibit May 2
The Millsboro Art League will focus in May on the art of photography, hosting the Ninth Annual Photography Exhibit Friday, May 2 to 30, at its gallery, 203 Main St. in Millsboro. With an open theme this year and cash prizes for first-, second-, and third-place awards, the gallery should be filled with a variety of images.
MAL will host a reception for this exhibition from 2 to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 10, to recognize award winners and all participating photographers. The reception is open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. The public can also visit MAL’s gallery to view the exhibit 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, and 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays throughout the month.
For more information on MAL’s programs and future exhibitions, go to www.millsboroartleague.com.
Get in Gear Family Bike Rally May 3
The Trap Pond Partners' 11th annual Get in Gear Family Bike Rally will be held Saturday, May 3, at Trap Pond State Park in Laurel. Registration and Bike Rodeo begin at 9 a.m. with the official kickoff at 10:30 a.m. at the Bald Cypress Nature Center. This is truly a family event with a minimal charge of $7 per person or $27 per family. Each rider will receive a complimentary event T-shirt and raffle ticket for many fabulous prizes. For more information, visit www.trappondpartners.net or call Betty Grossman at 302-875-5088.
Rehoboth Beach Main Street Restaurant Week June 1-6
The Rehoboth Beach Main Street Ninth Annual Restaurant Week will run from Sunday, June 1 to Friday, June 6. Restaurants feature prix-fixe menus at $25, $35 and $45 that make a culinary adventure both affordable and tempting. Call 302-227-2772, or visit www.downtownrehoboth.com for more information. Participating restaurants to date include a(MUSE.), The Back Porch Cafe, Blue Moon, Cafe Azafran, Catcher's, Cilantro, Dos Locos, Eden, Espuma, Hobos, Iguana Grill, Jam Bistro, Jake's Seafood House, Lupo di Mare, MIXX, Salt Air, Shorebreak Lodge, Summer House and Victoria’s, with more to come.
Call for artists for 2014 Plein Air on The Circle June 14
The Upper Crust, 7 East Market St., Georgetown, is sponsoring a 2014 Plein Air on The Circle in historic Georgetown. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 14, with a $10 fee for registration, which starts at 7 a.m. at The Upper Crust. Proceeds will benefit Kody’s Kids Inc. Visit http://www.kodyskids.org/ for more information about this charity. Those who are interested in participating can find information at http://theuppercrust.info/2014_plein_air/info. Plein air artists participating in the event will be invited to exhibit their work from the event for a show at The Upper Crust from July 8 to Aug. 2 with an evening wine and cheese reception.