Tydewater country band to play free concert July 1 in Milton
Milton’s favorite country band, Tydewater, is back by popular demand to perform at 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 1, in Milton Memorial Park. Tydewater is a summertime staple for Milton’s free concert series. Ty Sherwood and the boys once again will be strummin’ and singin’ the audience's new and old country favorites. This year’s sponsors are Wyoming Millwork and The Ice Cream Man.
Memorial Park is behind Milton Public Library on Union Street. Alcohol and smoking are prohibited at these concerts. Attendees may bring a beach chair, a blanket and enjoy an evening in the park. Everyone is welcome to this free concert.
Lewes Public Library to hold Heroes Picnic July 2
The Lewes Public Library will hold a Heroes Picnic from 11 to 2 p.m., Thursday, July 2, in Stango Park adjacent to the library. The Heroes Picnic will give the community a chance to honor local heroes who do so much to make Lewes a great place. The Lewes Fire Department, Lewes Police Department, Delaware State Police Mounted Division, Coast Guard, Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing, Habitat for Humanity and LEAP dogs will all be among the heroes participating.
There will be carnival games including a football toss, giant Kerplunk and lawn Scrabble, just to name a few. There will be prizes for attendees. Hopkins Farm Creamery and Hot Dogs at the Beach will hand out free samples. All refreshments are free until they’re gone, so bring a blanket and pack a picnic. This is a sunshine event. In the event of rain the picnic will be cancelled.
Trinity Faith Christian Center sets July 4 celebration
Trinity Faith Christian Center will host its 11th Annual 4th of July Celebration from 1 to 6 p.m., Saturday, July 4. There will be a classic car show, barbecue, games, music and family fun. The event is free. Trinity Faith Christian Center is at 15516 New Road, Lewes. The rain date is Saturday, July 11. For more information, call 302-645-5446 or 302-745-7295.
PaintNite set July 18 at at IR Volunteer Fire Co., registration due July 4
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Indian River Vol. Fire Company will jost a PaintNite event at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 18, at the Main Station, 32628 Oak Orchard Road, Millsboro. PaintNite will donate a portion of ticket sales to the auxiliary. A master artist will give step-by-step instructions to create a work of art while participants socialize and sip cocktails. Light snacks will be served, and attendees can bring a bottle of wine or other beverage. Everyone will go home with a masterpiece and no art experience is needed. For specific event information, guidelines and rules, go to www.irvfc.com. Register by Saturday, July 4, by going to http://paintnite.com/pages/events/view/delaware/889374.
Mispillion Art League sets July exhibits and classes beginning July 6
Mispillion Art League, 5 N. Walnut St., Milford announces its events for July. Art classes include Acrylic Painting for Beginners with Diane Bauer from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Mondays, July 6 and 13. Kids Tuesday is for young artists in kindergarten through sixth grade from 9 to 11:15 a.m., Tuesdays, July 7, 14, 21 and 28. Kids learn various techniques and mediums. Impressionistic Oils with Linda Steere will be 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Thursdays, July 9, 16, 23 and 30. July's exhibits are Hot Art which is a combination student show and member miniatures through Saturday, July 25. PARTners 11 begins Tuesday, July 28, with a reception at 5:30 p.m., Friday, July 31. The Third Thursday program for July is Painted Stave Distillery from Smyrna at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 16. Painted Stave operates in the tradition to patiently fashion noteworthy spirits. For more information, call 302-430- 7646.
Hip hop dance group to perform at Rehoboth library July 10
Rehoboth Beach Public Library will host hip hop dance group Illystyle & Peace at 11 a.m., Friday, July 10. lllstyle & Peace Productions is a multicultural Philadelphia-based dance company founded in 2002 by Brandon “Peace” Albright. The company creates work rooted in contemporary, West African and old-school hip-hop styles, blended with an eclectic mix of dance and performance disciplines including tap, ballet, DJing, and beatboxing. To register, go to RehobothBeachLibrary.org or call 302-227-8044. All programs are free of charge.
Music Together classes for young children start July 10 in Lewes
The Lewes Historical Society and Music Together Dover have teamed to offer Music Together Classes for children ages 5 and under, and their parents in the one-room schoolhouse on the campus of the Lewes Historical Society this summer. Classes are 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Fridays, starting July 10 and run for six weeks through Friday, Aug. 14. Tuition is $135 for the first child and $95 for siblings. Siblings under 9 months attend free with a registered child. For more information, go to www.MusicTogetherDover.com.
Possum Point Players' fall musical 'Hairspray' auditions set July 11, 12
Possum Point Players auditions for the award-winning Broadway musical, “Hairspray” are scheduled for 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, July 11, and 6 to 10 p.m., Sunday, July 12. Auditions are held in Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown.“Hairspray” show dates will be Friday through Sunday, Oct. 2, 3 and 4, and Oct. 9, 10 and 11.
Director Michael Murnin is seeking a multiracial cast of men and women 16 years of age and up. Those auditioning are to prepare 16 to 32 bars of a pop song and bring sheet music for the accompanist. They should also bring a resume and photo, and all should dress appropriately to dance.
“Hairspray” won eight Tony awards when it was on Broadway, including Best Musical. With good-natured comedy, and song and dance, it tells the story of young people who don’t always fit the pretty-and-popular mold, adults who aren’t the typical nine-to-five dads or soccer moms, and how, in their own way, they can make the world a better place.
For detailed audition information including individual character descriptions, go to possumpointplayers.org. Those with questions or who cannot attend scheduled auditions may call Murnin at 718-614-6532.
Angola by the Bay sets 40th Annual Craft Show July 18
The 40th Annual Angola by the Bay Craft Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 18. Over 120 potters, jewelers, carpenters and other craftsmen have made Angola by the Bay’s Craft Show a highlight of the summer season. Space rentals for craftspeople are $40 each. Admission is free for shoppers. Refreshments will be available. Angola by the Bay is at 33457 Woodland Circle, Lewes, a half-mile east of Route 24. For more information, call 412-965-0266 or 302-245-9834.
Eagle Fest set July 18 at Eagle's Nest Fellowship Church in Milton
Eagle Fest will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at Eagle's Nest Fellowship Church in Milton. There will be fireworks, carnival rides, games, pony rides, music, activities, food and contests. The first 2,500 people will receive a free meal. Other vendors will be onsite with food for sale. Admission is free for the entire family. For more information, go to www.eaglesnest.ch.
Milton Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary sets street dance Aug. 7
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Milton Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will host a street dance from 7 to 11 p.m., Friday, Aug. 7, in front of the Milton Fire Department, 116 Front St., Milton. The street will be blocked off. Overtime will be playing live music on a stage, food vendors will be on site and there will be activities for children. Available now are chances for a No Dirty Dishes For a Week Raffle where the winner will get seven days of certificates for dinner for two at seven different restaurants. To purchase tickets, call Mary Ann Warrington, auxiliary president, at 302-745-1642 or purchase from any auxiliary member. Drawing will be held at the street dance Aug. 7. This event is open to the public.
Sports at the Beach offers summer pool memberships in Georgetown
Pool memberships are now available at Sports at the Beach in Georgetown. The Olympic-sized swimming pool is now open to the public. Families are invited for a summer of baseball, playgrounds, dog parks, catch-and-release fishing ponds and more. The pool will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Season passes are priced at $250 for a family of four. Call 302-856-7400 for an application.
Table tennis offered Sundays and Wednesdays in Milford
Southern Delaware Table Tennis Club announces table tennis will be played twice a week from 7 to 10 p.m. Sundays and Wednesdays at the Milford Community Center. Cost is $4 for the night, and the public is welcome. Southern Delaware Table Tennis Club is an official USATT sanctioned club with 10 tournament tables. The club just opened, and organizers are looking for new players to come and have fun. All levels of play are welcome from novice to expert. The Milford Community Center is at 105 NE Front St. in Milford. For more information call Darryl Boyer at 302-745-2556, Mike Brittingham at 302-258-6792 or Steve Buckles at 302-423-5926.