Coastal Kayak sets paddle with pooch fundraiser April 30
Coastal Kayak of Fenwick Island will host the Paddle with Your Pooch from 12 to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 30, in support of the Worcester County Humane Society in Berlin, Md. Coastal Kayak’s American Canoe Association-certified standup paddleboard and kayak instructors will be on hand to give tips - no paddling experience is necessary. All pets must be on leash. Adult and child life jackets will be provided, but attendees are asked to bring their own canine personal floatation devices if necessary. No reservations are required, and donations will be accepted in lieu of a rental fee. For more information, go to www.coastalkayak.com and call 302-539-7999.
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 lifeguards.
Dogs must have a town dog license. A weekend license, good from 5:30 p.m., Friday through midnight Sunday, is $5. An 8-day license is $10. A lifetime license, good for the life of the dog, is $35.
Pre-registration forms and more information is available on the town’s at townofdeweybeach.com or by emailing Joe Kane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 chair 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.
Senior center to present play April 27
“Doctor, Doctor” is a comedy play to be put on by the Cape Henlopen Senior Center’s Drama Club, the Cape Players, Wednesday, April 27. Cost is $15 per person. Lunch is at noon and the play begins at 1 p.m. To register by credit card, call 302-227-2055 before Wednesday, April 13, or stop by Cape Henlopen Senior Center, 11 Christian St. in Rehoboth Beach. Open to the public.
Rock Bottom, KISS tribute band concert set at Milton Theatre April 30
Rock Bottom, the Mid-Atlantic’s premier KISS tribute band from Ocean City, Md., will perform at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 30 at the Milton Theatre. The tribute band’s look and sound provide an exact replica of the original Gods of Thunder from the 1976 era, complete with the same equipment, instruments and elaborate stage outfits as the real KISS, including the trademark platform boots, smoking guitar and Gene Simmons’ outrageous stage antics. Tickets are $15 or $20. 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.
Dogfish Head Bike to the Theatre Movie Series set May 1, 8, 15, 22
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 fundaisers May 1, May 10
The Joshua M. Freeman Foundation invites the public to participate in two fundraisers in May, which will benefit the nonprofit arts organization. The inaugural Joshua M. Freeman Foundation Spaghetti Dinner will take place from 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday, May 1, at the Roxana Fire Company. This community event is sponsored by DiFebo’s Modern Italian Grill and will feature a dinner buffet, bake sale, music, a 50/50 raffle, face painting and a cash bar. Three dinner seatings will be offered at 4, 5, and 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children and may be purchased in advance or at the door. The fire hall is at 35943 Zion Church Road. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to http://freemanstage.org/event/inaugural-spaghetti-dinner/.
The second event, 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/.
Dover Symphony sets Broadway Hits pops concert May 1
Dover Symphony Orchestra's Annual Pops Concert, Broadway Hits, is set for 3 p.m., Sunday, May 1, at Dover Downs Rollins Center. The show features music from a number of popular Broadway musicals including "Wicked," "Chicago," "Les Miserables," "The Lion King," "Jesus Christ Superstar," "The King and I" and several others. Valet parking will be offered for $5. There also will be free shuttle service throughout the parking lots. Sweet treats will be offered at a bake sale. Admission prices are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors/students/military. Young people under 18 are free with a paying adult. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.doversymphony.org or call 302-270-1903. Tickets will also be sold at the door.
Mahjong tournament set at Angola by the Bay May 17, register by May 1
The Women's Group of Angola by the Bay will host a mahjong tournament Tuesday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Doors open at 9 a.m. Mahjong is a game of skill, strategy and calculation with a degree of chance. Originating in China, the game was introduced in the United States in 1920. A $30 registration fee includes prizes, morning coffee, and pastries and lunch. Beverages will be available all day. Tournament proceeds support the group’s scholarship fund benefiting a local teen. The Clubhouse at Angola by the Bay is at 33457 Woodland Circle, Lewes, five miles west of Route 1 off Angola Road. To register by Sunday, May 1, contact Toni Cox at email@example.com or 302-947-9931 or Ginnie Ritchie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-945-3457.
First State sets Par-tee mini golf tournament at Jungle Jim's May 12, register by May 2
First State Community Action Agency has set is Third Annual Miniature Golf Tournament at Jungle Jim’s in Rehoboth Beach at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 12. Registration is now open for a team of four for $200 which includes lunch. Deadline to register is Monday, May 2. Business and individual sponsorship opportunities are also available. This event is sponsored by Discover Student Loans. Proceeds support First State’s community-based programs benefitting local youth. For more information or to register contact Kaneisha Trott at 302-856-7761 Ext. 138 or go to www.firststatecaa.org.
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.
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.
Bunting & Murray Construction to sponsor classic car show in Selbyville June 18
The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce announces Bunting & Murray Construction Corp. as the presenting sponsor for the 59th Annual Old Timer’s Day - Classic Car and Truck Show 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. This is a family-friendly event not be missed. For complete details and to register for the event, visit 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.