Coastal Cuisine unveils Healthy Eats theme for May
The Delmarva-based food television segment "Coastal Cuisine" is dedicating the month of May to Healthy Eats. The segment will air every week during the 6 and 11 p.m. Friday news broadcasts on WRDE Coast TV NBC as well as Saturday mornings during the "TODAY" show.
"The warmer weather is almost here, and people are starting to think about ways to shed the winter weight they may have put on during holiday eating. There are all kinds of healthy food options in the restaurants throughout the area. We thought now would be a good time to focus on those menu choices before beach weather kicks in,” said host Michael Sprouse.
The first segment in the monthlong series will feature Nectar Café and Juice Bar in downtown Lewes. Nectar is known for its healthier menu items, several of which are vegetarian friendly. "Coastal Cuisine" is produced exclusively by TwinFin Media and Marketing, and sponsored by SoDel Concepts and The Lee Ann Wilkinson Group. To watch more episodes or for more information, go to www.coastalcuisine.tv.
Delaware’s Culinary Coast eateries featured in new National Geographic book
Several noted Culinary Coast restaurants received nods in National Geographic’s recently released "Great American Eating Experiences, Local Specialties, Favorite Restaurants, Food Festivals, Diners, Roadside Stands, and More." The 288-page culinary travel planner highlights the best regional eating experiences. The book’s Delaware entry pays tribute to iconic southern Delaware dishes and restaurants, including many favorite local places and tastes including boardwalk fries, pretzel salad, oysters, chicken and dumplings (along with a brief history of the poultry industry in Sussex County) and more. Area restaurants featured in its pages are Henlopen City Oyster House, Jimmy’s Grille, Po’ Boys Creole and Fresh Catch, Northeast Seafood Kitchen, Thrasher's French Fries, DB’s Fries, Georgia House, Kohr Brothers and Dickey’s Frozen Custard. Scott Thomas, executive director of Southern Delaware Tourism, says, “Even as southern Delaware’s Culinary Coast continues to expand in offerings and renown, rivaling big-city culinary scenes, it’s great to see the area’s culinary traditions being honored not only by local restaurateurs but by esteemed national publications as well.”
Sunset cruise set June 24 to benefit culinary school at Food Bank
The Food Bank of Delaware will partner with Captain’s Lady Charters out of Bowers Beach to offer sunset cruises of the Delaware Bay to the general public. The cruises will take place from 7 to 10 p.m., Fridays, June 24, July 29 and Aug. 26. Guests are to meet at 213 Wyatt Ave., Bowers Beach prior to takeoff. Tickets are $30 per person per ride and include light fare prepared by students from The Culinary School at the Milford branch and tastings from local breweries, wineries or distilleries. The May 20 ride will feature beer from Mispillion River Brewing.
“The Captain’s Lady staff is beyond excited to be working the Food Bank of Delaware this year,” said Capt. Bob Trowbridge. “Partnering with an organization that helps feed our local community by supplying food and helping teach the skills necessary to feed our community are gratifying. We thank them for the opportunity to be a part of the fight against hunger by giving us the chance to help raise money for their program.” To purchase tickets, call 302-276-6038. In case of inclement weather, credit cards will not be charged until just before departure.
Summer concerts set Wednesdays in Milton starting June 1
The Town of Milton’s summer concert series begins at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 1, with perennial favorite The Smooth Sound Band playing big band hits from the 1940s in Milton Memorial Park. The group gets all ages swinging and swaying to a grooving beat. The series will feature classic rock and roll, country, western swing, the sounds of the U.S. Navy Sea Chanters and more. Kids love the music and the Lions Club train rides, and they have a blast at the playground while moms and dads catch tunes, enjoy music and meet the neighbors. Attendees should bring lawn chairs or blankets. The shows are free thanks to local business folks who sponsor the series. Bring a nonperishable food item the first Wednesday for the Milton Food Pantry.
Rehoboth Beach Restaurant Week set June 5-10
Rehoboth Beach Restaurant Week will run from Sunday, June 5, to Friday, June 10. Restaurants feature prix-fixe menus that make a culinary adventure both affordable and tempting. Three-course meals priced at $25, $35 or $45 per person will be offered at more than 30 participating downtown Rehoboth Beach restaurants. For more information and a list of participating restaurants, go to www.downtownrb.com or call 302-227-2772.
Art classes set monthly on farmers market days in Milford starting June 11
The Riverwalk Farmers Market Downtown Milford is underway for its 21st season. Merging the best of what the Riverwalk Farmers Market and the Mispillion Art League have to offer, art classes will be set once a month on farmers market days. Designed for both beginners and experienced painters, the sessions are relaxed workshops of instruction in both watercolor and acrylics. Attendees are invited to stroll the market, do some shopping and bring their purchases to the gallery by 10 a.m. There they will learn how to arrange, sketch and paint using the vegetables and fruits just purchased. Cathy Walls will teach the class from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday June 11, July 9 and Sept. 24. Rosemary Connelly will instruct from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13. For more information or to register in advance, call 302-430-7646 or go to mispillionarts.org.
Possums’ ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ set June 10-12, 17-19
Possum Point Players will present the groundbreaking drama, “A Raisin in the Sun,” Friday-Sunday, June 10-12 and 17-19. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. The play is set on Chicago’s South Side and the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family. When an insurance money windfall opens opportunities for the family, dreams and desires of the matriarch and her two grown children pull them in different directions. Mama dreams of moving to a new home in a better neighborhood, while her son and daughter have their own aspirations, one of owning a business and another of attending medical school. The tensions in their family mix with the fear of prejudice they expect to face if they dare to move up the social and economic ladder to a new home. Sacrifice, trust and love among the Younger family and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world make this a timeless story of hope and inspiration. Tickets are $18 adults, and $17 students and seniors.
To purchase tickets, go to www.possumpointplayers.org or call 302-856-4560.
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 email@example.com.
Seaside Craft Show set in Bethany Beach June 4
The 12th annual Seaside Craft Show will be held in downtown Bethany Beach from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 4. Sponsored by the Cultural and Historical Affairs Committee, this juried fine crafts show will feature over 100 fine crafters along the boardwalk, bandstand area, Garfield Parkway and Parkwood Street. Shoppers can purchase jewelry, pottery, home décor, glass, photography, woodwork and more. The Joe Baione Trio will perform jazz standards from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Baione is one of the few jazz artists to incorporate the vibraphone in his music. This is a rain or shine event. For weather announcements regarding the show , go to www.townofbethanybeach.com.
Everyone Sing Out: A Special GALA Preview set in Rehoboth June 18
Rainbow Chorale of Delaware, New Wave Singers of Baltimore, Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus and Anna Crusis Women's Choir from Philadelphia will perform a concert at 4 p.m., Saturday, June 18, at Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth. These four choral groups will be traveling to Denver in July to participate in the GALA Choruses Festival 2016. Held every four years, this choral festival unites LGBT choruses from all over the world for five full days of celebration in song. The 2016 festival is expected to feature 130 choruses and more than 6,000 singers. There will also be a summer fun silent auction to include items, services, gift certificates, works of art and gift packages. Cash and credit cards will be accepted, and winners will be announced shortly after the bidding closes. Bidding hours are 3:30 to 4 p.m. before the concert, during the concert's extended intermission and for 10 minutes following the concert to make final bids. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. To purchase tickets in advance, go to www.therainbowchorale.org. For more information, go to www.therainbowchorale.org or call 1-888-512-5093.
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 participants 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.
Donations sought for 2016 Rehoboth Beach Fireworks Fund
Rehoboth Beach fireworks are funded entirely by donations from area businesses, neighbors and friends. Rehoboth Beach Main Street will present the 2016 Rehoboth Beach Fireworks spectacular at approximately 9:15 p.m., Sunday, July 3. Thousands of people will gather downtown on the Boardwalk and shoreline to watch the fireworks as they are launched from the beach. To donate any amount to this treasured community event, go to www.downtownrb.com, call 302-227-2772 or mail a check payable to RBMS Fireworks, P.O. Box 50, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. A list of all donors will be printed in the Cape Gazette following the event.
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.
SUP and kayak for Operation Second Chance events set June 24, 25
Paddle Second Chance announced the fourth annual stand-up paddleboard and kayak day of fun racing and fundraising Operation Second Chance is set Saturday, June 25. Operation Second Chance is a nonprofit organization helping wounded veterans and their families in their recovery and transition back to active duty or civilian life. A total of 90 percent of the funds raised have impacted countless wounded heroes’ lives in a meaningful way. Pre-race activities will kick off Friday, June 24, with registration, packet pickup and a PSC happy hour at The Starboard in Dewey Beach. Race day will be Saturday, June 25, at Holts Landing State Park in Millville featuring the Elite 5.0 and Open 2.5-mile SUP and kayak race followed by the Kids SUP and SUPSquatch team races. The new event, the Corn Hole Toss, will kick off at 12 p.m. with tournament play. The day will wrap up with an awards ceremony and community picnic for all. For more information on sponsorship, and paddler and volunteer registration, go to www.paddlesecondchance.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 craftspeople 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.