New comedy show to debut in Milton Feb. 16
The Longest Running Comedy Open Mic on the Delmarva Peninsula is going on tour, branching out from its humble beginning in a Milton garage to debut at the Milton Theatre.
The show will start at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16; comic calls begin at 8:15 p.m. The event is free to the public with a cash bar and concessions available.
For more information, go to www.pcade.com.
Possum Point Players seeks lighting chairperson for artistic committee
The Possum Point Players are seeking someone to serve as chair of the theater lighting area for stage productions. The person will be responsible for upkeep, operation and maintenance of stage lighting and booth-to-backstage communication equipment. The person should have knowledge of theatrical lighting systems including design, placement and light board operation. This person is encouraged to either serve as the lighting person for stage performances and/or to seek and encourage participation of others who are willing to train and assist in these areas. For more information, contact PPP President Kenney Workman at email@example.com or 302-422-8779 or 302-245-2755.
Deadline to submit photos for calendar contest is Feb. 10
The Town of Bethany Beach is accepting photos for its annual Calendar Photo Contest. This contest is open to anyone, amateur or professional, who has taken photos anywhere in Bethany Beach. Photos can be of any season, any event or any memory relating to Bethany Beach. Multiple entries are acceptable. Digital photos are preferred. Actual file size is fine, but keep attachments to three per email. High resolution is only necessary if chosen.
Winners will receive photo credit and placement in the 2016-17 calendar along with a free copy. The calendar is distributed to an estimated 3,200 households and is available for purchase from May to April in Town Hall.
Email photos in jpeg form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is Feb. 10. The Town of Bethany Beach reserves the right to reject any and all entries.
Lakeside HOA sets bingo dates Feb. 10 and March 16
The Lakeside Community Home Owners Association in Long Neck is ushering in its second year of bingo. This first of this year’s games will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesdays, Feb. 10 and March 16. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. The price to play 21 games is $15. An opportunity to win the cookie jar is available with each regular game. Again this year, members of the home owners association will be offering dinner, dessert and snack items for purchase. The community center is at 33076 Rock Cove, adjacent to the lake, off Lakeshore Circle in the Lakeside community of Pot-Nets. For more information, contact Betty at 302-945-1263.
Irish Eyes in Lewes sets Yappy Hour for pets and people Feb. 12
Yappy Hour for pets and people who like to yap is set from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12, at Irish Eyes in Lewes. Ten years ago Lewes businesses began promoting visitation to Lewes on the weekend closest to Valentine’s Day. It has become more dog-centric in the past few years. The February Yappy Hour at Irish Eyes is never affected by adverse weather conditions because it takes place on the heated porch and dogs are allowed. The event includes the opportunity for pets and their owners to feast on delicious food and refreshing libations such as bark-tini, cat-atonic and mutt-ini. There will be a 50-50 raffle with the proceeds benefiting the Delaware SPCA in Georgetown. The event also includes raffle drawings for pet-centric gift baskets donated by Linda Madrid, owner of P.U.P.S. on Second Street in Lewes and Natural Animal Nutrition. Tail Bangers of Millsboro donates gourmet, all-natural dog treats to the canines on the porch, and Irish Eyes donates a percentage of total food sales for the entire day to the SPCA. Attendees to Yappy Hour can come with or without their pets, and dogs should be on a leash with one dog per handler.
Dover English Country Dancers set Valentine's dance Feb. 13
The Dover English Country Dancers will welcome George Tolton of the Heritage Dancers as guest caller of the Valentine's Dance at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 13, in Ehinger Hall of the Elizabeth W. Murphey School at the intersection of Kings Highway (Route 8) and Kent Avenue in Dover. All dances are taught and called. No experience is needed. Attendees should wear casual clothes preferably with splashes of red or pink and comfortable shoes. Singles and couples are welcome. Attendees will learn dances of Colonial America while enjoying great music and good exercise. Admission is $10 for adults; students are free. For more information, go to www.doverdancers.org or call 302-697-7858.
Beach Time Distilling sets fundraiser for Grass Roots Rescue Feb. 13
Beach Time Distilling will host a special throwback to the roaring '20s at 4 p.m., Saturday Feb. 13. The event will benefit Grass Roots Rescue with $2 of every drink and bottle sold donated to GRR. There will be complimentary tastings offered of Beach Time Distilling products, and an old 1920s truck will be out front, weather permitting. Roaring '20s dress is encouraged but not necessary. Beach Time Distilling is at 32191 Nassau Road, No. 5, Lewes.
Rehoboth library to host crafting session Feb. 19
Crafternoon is an afternoon crafting session for adults set for 2 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 19, at Rehoboth Beach Public Library. It is a designated block of time that individuals meet and craft. Attendees may bring what they are crafting or come and do a specific craft for which the library will furnish supplies. Call to register, 302-227-8044 or visit www.rehobothlibrary.org. Ages 18 and up.
Winter Antique Show set in New Castle Feb. 21
The New Castle Winter Antique Show will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 21, indoors at the Nur Shrine Center, Route 13/198 South DuPont Highway, New Castle. Admission is $5. Early buyers' entry at 9 a.m. is $10. There will be many of the best antiques and collectibles dealers from the region offering a wide variety of merchandise sure to please enthusiasts and shoppers with varied tastes. Vintage furnishings, artifacts, jewelry, porcelain, ephemera, memorabilia, glassware, advertising, pottery and toys will be featured. Great food and free parking are available. Vendor spaces are available. For more information, call 856-302-3606.
Book to Art Club to meet Feb. 24 at Rehoboth library
The Rehoboth Beach Public Library hosts a Book to Art Club program which pairs a book reading and discussion with a hands-on art project. The next meeting is set from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24. The book selection is “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak. Attendees can obtain a copy from the library or access the digital copy online at using their Delaware library card at www.lib.de.us. For details, call 302-227-8044 or go to www.rehobothlibrary.org.
American Legion Post 28 sets dinner/dance March 6
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 will present its annual Dinner/Dance Get Your Shine on with the Stars featuring entertainer Bryan Clark accompanied by drummer Alan Dale from 5 to 9 p.m., Sunday, March 6, at the post on Legion Road in Millsboro. Dinner is included with the ticket. The evening will include a Chinese Auction with gifts supplied by local vendors. This event is open to the public. Reserved seating is available with paid ticket only and is first-come, first-served. Cost is $30 per person. No tickets will be sold at the door. Proceeds will benefit the National and Unit Auxiliary Emergency Fund. For tickets and more information contact Tina at 302-329-9090, Beth at 302-947-2984 or Linda at 302-245-1181, or go to www.alpost28.com.
Irish Society of Delmarva sets St. Patrick's Day party March 11
The Irish Society of Delmarva will hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day Party from 7 to 10:30 p.m., Friday, March 11, at the Correctional Officers Association of Delaware Building at 1243 College Park (in the College Business Park), Dover. Entertainment will be provided by The Folk Heroes. TIckets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.There will be dancing and sing-alongs. The Irish Society will provide many door prizes, a basket of cheer raffle, a 50/50 raffle, a dessert table, and a free Irish music CD. Attendees may bring their own beverages and snacks. For more information and to purchase tickets, call Brenda Leeper at 302-265-2413.
Jimmy Buffett tribute party to benefit Lewes library March 19
It is time to wax the long board and dig out the Bermudas. The region’s first kickoff to summer 2016 is almost here. Cabin Fever, a salute to Jimmy Buffett and all things Key West, is set for 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday, March 19, at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach. The event will benefit the new Lewes Public Library. Parrotbeach the Jimmy Buffett tribute band will provide entertainment. Tickets are $45 for unlimited access to four Duval Streetfood stations, two drink vouchers for three specialty drink stations and hours of great island music. The event will include a Duval Village silent auction and photo booth with a Keys background. The food areas will be themed for Hog’s Breath Saloon, The Lazy Gecko, Margaritaville and Capt. Tony’s Saloon. Drink stations will represent Sloppy Joe’s, Irish Kevin’s and Garden of Eden. Sponsorships for each are still available. To purchase tickets, visit the Lewes Public Library or go to www.leweslibrary.ticketleap.com. For more information or sponsorship questions, contact Terri Colegrove at 302-644-0107 or email email@example.com.
Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival seeks food industry professional participants
Organizers of the Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival are looking for food industry professional participants for the event set Saturday, April 2, at the Atlantic Sands Hotel and Conference Center. Last year’s event sold out and more than 800 attendees are expected for 2016. The eight judged categories include Brownie, Cake, Candy, Cookie, Pie, Ice Cream, Other and Showpiece (non-edible). Event proceeds benefit Rehoboth Beach Main Street. For more information, call 302-227-2772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.