Jack Lewis featured
The Rehoboth Art League celebrates the 30th anniversary of its annual outdoor fine art and fine craft exhibit, which attracts more than 2,000 people. The League will commemorate the anniversary by selling t-shirts with an image of the show painted by beloved Delaware artist Jack Lewis.
The shows will be Aug. 16 and 17 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., rain or shine. Parking will be available at the Park and Ride on Route One behind the County bank/Holiday Inn complex. Parking will cost $7 and will include a free shuttle to the League. Admission to the show itself is free.
Jack Lewis will be at the show on Aug. 16. He is in his 90s and hasn’t missed a show in its history. Folks can call 227-8408 for information. Refreshments will be available for purchase and there will be musical and children’s entertainment.
Street Kids Classics
Performing two children's classics, Second Street Players' Street Kids take the stage Aug. 15 and 16 at the Riverfront Theatre in Milford. Street Kids, ages eight to 16, present the timeless C.S. Lewis tale, “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,” at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 15, and Saturday, Aug. 16. Street Kids Jr., ages five to seven, perform a musical version of the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale, “Three Billy Goats Gruff,” at 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 16. Tickets for all shows are $5 general admission; there is no reserved seating.
For details call 422-0220.
Sussex County Pageant
Deadline for the 4th annual Sussex County Pageant is Sept. 1. This pageant is open to girls ages 3-17 that reside in Sussex County. There are six age divisions. The first 12 applications received in each age division will be accepted. Applications may be picked up at Traders Jewelry & Gift Shop in Lewes, GT’s Hallmark & Gift Shop in Georgetown and J&M Apparel in Millsboro.
Proceeds from this event will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic, Inc. For more information call 855-9595 or email to (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Mystery comedy auditions
Second Street Players will hold auditions for “Murder By The Book” Sunday, Aug. 17, and Monday, Aug. 18, both nights at 7 p.m., in the Riverfront Theatre. The theatre is located at 2 S. Walnut St., downtown Milford. The cast requires nine women, ages 25 to 55, and two men, ages 30 to 50. The play is directed by Steve Twilley. “Murder By The Book” is a mystery-comedy written by Thomas Hischak. The plot involves the seemingly harmless Billings Falls Ladies Literary Society that somehow gets immersed in murder. Auditions are open to all; for information on this production or the theatre group, call 422-0220.
Author to sign books
Suspense author Hunter Morgan will be meeting readers and autographing copies of her new thriller, “The Other Twin” on Aug. 19, at 7 p.m., at Barnes and Noble Booksellers in Salisbury. Morgan, a.k.a. Colleen Faulkner, of Seaford, is the best-selling author of more than 30 novels sold worldwide.
“The Other Twin,” an August release by Kensington Publishing, is set in a small beach town near Ocean City, Md.
Publisher’s Weekly says, “All the threads come together in a taut, surprising climax.” Beverly Barton, USA TODAY bestseller calls Hunter Morgan’s “The Other Twin,” “…a cleverly written, chillingly realistic thriller.”
Fall foliage trip
The Jazz-A-Bell Reds, a Red Hat Society cordially invites “red hatters” and friends to a fall foliage trip to Hagerstown, Md., on Oct. 2. The group will visit the old Maryland theater, lunch at the Gourmet Goat, shop at boutiques, and tour city park. Cost is $35. Send and make checks out to Lillian Deputy, 6744 North Circle, Seaford, DE 19973. Call 629-4363 if any questions not later than Aug. 19. Checks are non-refundable because of a Jor-lin Charter bus.
The Eastern Shore Chapter of Buckmasters will be holding their 11th Annual Banquet on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Delmarva Convention center in Delmar. All money raised during the evening will benefit the Buckmasters American Deer Foundation. Much of the money raised is used here on the Shore.
The evening will begin with cocktails at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Live auctions, raffles and door prizes. Nearly 20 guns will be given away during the evening.
Tickets are $40 and include a one-year membership to Buckmasters. A spouse can attend for $25 and includes all of the festivities for the evening including dinner. A special sponsorship ticket is available again this year for $200 and includes membership, two dinners, a special sponsor package of gifts, a chance on a special sponsor only rifle and a raffle ticket package.
For more information contact David Brown at 875-3856 or 875-4209.
Sussex Tech Adult Education Division will be conducting New Student Orientations for its Trades Apprenticeship Training starting Aug. 18. Programs are currently offered in Auto Mechanics, Electrical, HVAC, Industrial Maintenance, Marine Mechanics, Plumbing, Welding and Early Care and Education.
Sussex County employers are urged to enroll their employees now as apprenticeship training class registration is open only once per year.
If you are a state registered apprentice, you must have a copy of your current apprenticeship contract with you when you register for classes to receive tuition free enrollment. Call 856-9035 now to schedule your orientation date.
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.
Annual powwow will feature dancers
Chief Tee Norwood and the other members of the Nanticoke Indian Tribal Council invite everyone to the 26th annual Nanticoke Tribe’s Powwow Celebration Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6 and 7, in Millsboro’s Oak Orchard area. The Nanticoke Indian Museum will be open to visitors during that weekend.
This year’s celebration on Saturday is from 10 a.m. to about 7 p.m. Sunday begins with an outdoor worship service at 10 a.m. with guest speakers and the dance session begins at 2 p.m. and ends at 5 p.m.
During the two days, there will be native foods such as succotash, frybread and Indian tacos as well as American foods. About 40 vendors will be set up on the grounds with native arts and crafts items including jewelry, pottery paintings, beadwork and bone carvings.
All day parking is $5 per carload. For those who walk in, admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children.
Seating is reserved for handicapped individuals only. No alcohol or drugs are allowed on the grounds and pets are banned.
For more information, call the Nanticoke Museum at (302) 945-7022.
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. We invite you to join us. If you like to sing this is for you. For more information call Dot at 422-7887.
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, call 645-6575.
DelDOT planning meeting
In preparation of the Delaware Department of Transportation’s FY 2005-2010 Capital Transportation Program, the Department will be hosting a series of joint Council on Transportation and Metropolitan Planning Organizations public meetings. The Sussex County meeting will take place on Thursday, Sept. 11, in the Conference Room of the DelDOT Administration Building in Georgetown. A workshop will take place from 6 to 7 p.m., with public comments being taken at 7 p.m.