The Mid-Atlantic’s largest Christian music event is returning to Eagles Nest Family Campground near Milton, on Aug. 1 and 2, to celebrate its 12th anniversary.
LambJam 2003 will kick off with a Friday night youth rally featuring a national youth speaker Josh Finklea and headliner band Relient K.
This edgy popular punk-Christian rock band draws massive crowds wherever they go. Their tireless tour ethic has landed them on the cover of Pollstar Magazine and sharing stages with punk peers like New Found Glory and Good Charlotte.
Saturday’s events will be a full day for the whole family to enjoy, says festival director Tom Payton. Headlining this year’s Saturday event is Avalon.
Other national acts scheduled to perform at LambJam are Plus One, Salvador, Mark Schultz, Tammy Trent, Cheri Keaggy, Go Fish, Tree 63, Downhere, national speaker David Burke and area regional bands plus winners from the Mountaire Gospel talent Search in Gumboro, and winners of the Cyber Music contest in Newark.
LambJam is expected to attract more than 3500 people over its two-day run. Gates open at noon on Friday with performances expected to begin at 2 p.m.
Saturday gates open at 9 a.m., with concerts beginning at approximately 11:30 a.m. A performance schedule is available at www.lambjam.org.
The 10th anniversary of the Towne & Country Fair will be held Aug. 29-30 at the Governor Ross Plantation, Seaford. They have lots of terrific entertainment, wonderful food vendors, great demonstrators and new events planned for everyone.
They are looking for more craft vendors and exhibitors. Friday hours are 4 p.m. until dark and Saturday hours are 10 a.m. until dark. Registrations are now being accepted.
For more information or to get a registration form, contact the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce at 629-9690 or at email@example.com by email.
Dinner & Auction benefit
Millsboro Fire Co. will be hosting a Beef & Beer Auction benefit for Brenda Shockley of Georgetown County Bank on Friday, Aug. 1, at 6 p.m. The Beef & Beer Dinner is by ticket only at $20 per person. Hotdogs and drinks will be available. DJ Eddie Blackburn will provide music. Items available at the auction include: signed, collector Longaberger baskets, various signed sports items, Mountaire Diecast Tractor Trailer and much more. Brenda Shockley, whose husband John is a volunteer fireman with Millsboro, was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in June. All contributions will go toward the cost of Benda’s medical expenses. All donations for the auction are greatly appreciated. For more information or to purchase tickets call the Millsboro Fire Co. at 934-6951.
Delaware State Grange Picnic, Sunday, Aug. 10, from 1 till 4 p.m., at the home of Bill and Donna O’Day at Reliance. All grangers welcome! Bring a covered dish; main dish of fried chicken will be provided. Bring bathing suit also, if you would like to go for a swim in their pool.
The 8th Annual Bluegrass Festival will be held on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Aug. 14, 15, and 16.
This year’s event will be held at the Marvel Carriage Museum located at 510 South Bedford St., Georgetown.
The weekend is sponsored by Peninsula Bluegrass, Inc., and will begin on Thursday evening at 6 p.m., with a Pick-In and Covered Dish Diner. The cost for Thursday night is $5.
The Festival Weekend starting with the show on Friday, Aug. 15, at 3 p.m. will feature: “Recent Addition” and “Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition.”
Appearing both days are “Billy Lee Cox,” “Michele Nixon & Drive,” “Flexible Flyer,” and “Patent Pending.”
Saturday, Aug. 16, the show will begin at 10 a.m. Adding to the weekend highlights will be Dixie Dukes.
This event will be held rain or shine. There will be no refunds. For details or tickets, call Terry Layton at 875-3658.
Big Thursday Festival
The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce has announced the opening of ticket sales for concerts associated with the Big Thursday Festival. The festival will be held in Downtown Millsboro, at the Little League complex on State Street on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14-16. In addition to the Chamber and Little League, the event is co-sponsored by the Town of Millsboro. For all festival information call the Chamber at 934-6777, or e-mail Millsboro@intercom.net.
Making a return appearance on Friday night is the regionally popular band, The Roadsters, whose performance of classic rock and roll favorites will accompany a preview cruise-in for Saturday’s antique and classic car show. Show time is 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $3; day of the show $5. Children under six enter free.
On Saturday night, two favorites with Big Thursday audiences will return. Taking the stage at 5 and 7 p.m., will be The Funsters, At 6 and 8 p.m., Dakkota, from Boone, N.C., will share their rockin’ country music.
Saturday evening’s tickets are $7 advance; and $9 day of show (under 6 are free). One ticket covers all four performances.
The 40th Annual Lewes Historical Society Antique Show on Aug. 2 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Lewes Historic Complex will feature nearly 65 dealers from the Mid-Atlantic bringing wares from the 18th to the early 20th century. Featured this year is Mary Rawl of Auntie M’s Emporium in Lewes, pictured here. Mary’s antiques are whimsical and evoke a lively connection with the past. The Historic Complex is located at Second and Shipcarpenter Streets in historic downtown Lewes. Admission is $2; for more information call 302-645-7670.
First State Harmonettes
First State Harmonettes, a prospective chorus of the Sweet Adelines, meets every Tuesday, at 7 p.m., in the Avenue Methodist Church in Milford. You are invited to join them. If you like to sing this is for you. For more information call Dot at 422-7887.
Tickets for the Harley - Ford Raffle, to benefit the expansion and renovation of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital's Emergency Room, are on sale in a variety of locations, including online.
The grand prize is a 2003 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Limited Edition Supercrew Pickup, a 2003 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail, an enclosed East Tennessee Titan Trailer, and a helmet. All proceeds will be used for the renovation and expansion of the Emergency Room at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital.
Tickets are $20 each and are available at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Gift Shop, Frederick Ford, and online at www.harleyraffle.org. Order forms are also available at businesses throughout the area. Volunteers are also looking for businesses and events to display the grand prize and sell tickets.
For more information on hosting the display or to have an order form display for your business, call 629-6611, ext. 2404.
Possum Point Players will be holding open auditions for their upcoming musical revue “Shall We Dance.” Directed by Kenney Workman of Milford, this revue will feature the music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, the team who collaborated on such shows as “The King and I,” “South Pacific,” “Oklahoma” and “The Sound of Music.”
Workman will be casting six men and six women, ages 16 and older. The show will incorporate music of Rodgers and Hammerstein, but auditioners can come prepared with any song of their choice. There will be a piano accompanist available, or CD or tape accompaniment is acceptable as well. Auditions will be held at Possum Hall in Georgetown, on Aug. 6 & 7, at 7 p.m. Please contact Possum Point Players at 856-3460 for further information, or the Ticketline at 856-4560 for directions.
The annual Sussex County Democratic Party Jamboree will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23, at Cape Henlopen State Park from 4 p.m. till …? The cost for the event will be $10 per adult person, children under six $5.
The event will feature elected officials, candidates, music by J.T. Cruise, food, fellowship and door prizes.
Included in the price are hot dogs on the grill, watermelon, fried chicken, sausage with peppers, veggie wraps, homemade dessert, soft drinks, and water.
All Democrats are invited to join in the festivities. Call Charlotte at 539-4999 for tickets and information.
Festival Hispano 2003 will be on Sunday, Aug. 24, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Millsboro Little League Complex on State Street. This will be the ninth year that Festival Hispano will be celebrated in Sussex County.
Festival Hispano 2003 is free and open to anyone who wants to celebrate Latino cultural heritage. This day includes beautiful music, folkloric dances, plenty of delicious Mexican and Latin American food, and once again a special tent will be dedicated exclusively to children's entertainment.
Festival Hispano is one of the many activities sponsored by the local arts organization known as El Centro Cultural. Formed in 1995 to provide more artistic, cultural and social programs, El Centro Cultural plays an important role in discovering and promoting local Hispanic artists, supporting local arts education, and coordinating local community events.
For more information about the festival, please call 645-6575.
Society of War
The General Society of the War of 1812 is seeking to activate a State Society for Delaware. In order to obtain that goal, a certain number of Delaware residents must be recruited as new members. If your male ancestor, or one collateral relative, participated or served in the War of 1812, in the army, navy, revenue-marine, or privateer service of the Untied States, you may be eligible for membership into this Society upon approval of your lineage. If you are interested in membership and would like to receive additional information into this proposed “Society of the War of 1812 in the State of delaware,” contact Francis R. “Pat” Bray, Jr., 9 Wauwinet Court, Rehoboth beach, DE 19971-7703, phone 226-2530, or email at Pat2813@aol.com.