Being hosted for the second year, the Mispillion Art League’s (MAL’s) The 2020 Big Draw Festival DE has a theme of “A Climate of Change,” and creating art using recycled materials is the goal. As part of the festival, they’re inviting everyone, young and old, artists and non-artists, to help…

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The General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Delaware State Federation of Women’s Clubs Women’s Club of Indian River held the installation of its officers on Sept. 14 at Baywood Golf Course restaurant. Under COVID rules, everyone wore masks and sat apart.

The Freeman Stage’s regular season may have come to an end, but its mission continues. With the school year starting virtually for many students due to the pandemic, the Freeman Stage will present a fall Young Audience Series called “Arts Explorers.”

Students can learn the basic art and techniques of the age-old craft of stained glass in the “Beginner Stained Glass” class at the Rehoboth Art League on Mondays, Sept. 28, through Nov. 9 (no class on Oct. 19) from 1 to 4 p.m.

Each year, Clear Space hosts their annual Bowtie & Barefoot Gala. In an effort to provide a COVID-safe event, Clear Space chose to cancel the gala this year and invite patrons to the theater for a 2021 season preview on Saturday, Sept. 12. During the 90-minute performance of songs from a…

The YMCA of Delaware announce this week that they have brought back select family and youth programs throughout the state, including swim lessons, youth sports clinics, dance, family fun nights, parents’ night out and more. Additionally, they have opened several saunas, expanded hours at sel…

Possum Point Players went into the open air this week as they took their production of “Godspell” out into their parking lot beside their theater. In an effort to ensure that the reunion with patrons, volunteers and staff is safe for everyone, all general policies and guidelines for protecti…

Heidi Lowe will teach “Thinking Through Metal,” an eight-week kids’ metalsmithing class this fall. Kids ages 11-15 will join Lowe in the studio to explore concepts that intersect life and metal objects. Students will make a variety of wearable and non-wearable pieces that explore ideas such …

The 2020 Big Draw Festival DE plans for October are in place. The theme this year is “A Climate of Change.” Creating art using recycled materials is the goal. The theme, organizers said, is a perfect opportunity for the Mispillion Art League (MAL) to partner with the City of Milford and rein…

The Heidi Lowe Gallery will offer a class in making stackable rings on Sept. 14. Students will design and create three sterling silver rings that can be stacked together, and will learn all the metalsmithing skills necessary to make the rings.

What is summer without the bright and cheerful flowers of black-eyed Susans? Long-blooming, tough and easy to grow, the rudbeckias are a large group (genus) of plants that many of us depend on in our summer gardens. And, did you know that there are actually two different kinds of flowers on …

Lynden Prosser was only about 5 when he developed an interest in acting and began asking his parents how he could get roles. He became involved in local theater and acting camps, and starting taking lessons, then was hired to film a commercial in Princeton, N.J., for Drive Medical.

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The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce’s staff and Board of Directors on Wednesday, Sept. 2, announced the postponement of the Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival originally set to take place Sept. 12, 2020, to Sept. 11, 2021.

Both the annual fifth-grade essay contest and the Instagram photo contest for Coast Day have opened. Leading up to a virtual Coast Day on Oct. 4, the two contests ask members of the community to engage with environmental science on their own beforehand, and winners will be announced at the e…

Delmarva Birding Weekends has partnered with Captain Ricky Kerrigan to offer award-winning trips departing from the West Ocean City (Md.) Harbor in the coastal bays behind Ocean City and Assateague Island to see herons, egrets, glossy and white ibis and brown pelicans, as well as migrating s…

A piece of Lewes history is the building on Front Street called the Cannonball House, recognized for the cannonball lodged in its foundation during the War of 1812. The Lewes Historical Society’s latest exhibition, “Breaking Britannia’s Grasp: Lewes, the Royal Navy & the Legacy of 1812,”…

September’s art shows at the Ocean City (Md.) Center for the Arts will be a combination of online and in-person exhibits. On First Friday, Sept. 4, the Art League of Ocean City will premiere an online video with a preview of the gallery shows on their Facebook Live page and at www.ArtLeagueO…

The Delmarva Shorebirds announced this week that they will be hosting their second Drive-In Fireworks Spectacular on Friday, Sept. 18, presented by Valvoline Instant Oil Change & Hudson Behavioral Health. The fireworks will take place at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury, Md., where …

On Thursday, Sept. 10, Toast to the Heroes will be held at Revelation Beer Garden, on Hudson Fields from 4 to 7 p.m. The Lewes-Rehoboth Rotary Club members are sponsoring a “Happy Hour” event to celebrate heroes in the community and in people’s lives. The purpose is to “Never Forget” those w…

There are many great native wildflowers blooming now (black-eyed Susans, coneflowers, milkweeds,  and more) but this week we’re talking about one you may not know — the hairy wild petunia, ruellia humilis.

Envision Frankford re-envisioned its Movies in the Park series this year, to be a Drive-in Movie Night, held on Friday, Aug. 21, across from the Frankford Town Park. The free event saw dozens of families in vehicles loaded with children and snacks for the screening of ‘Trolls World Tour’ on …

The Mid-Atlantic Symphony became the first orchestra in the region to perform before a live audience since the COVID-19 outbreak when it presented its rescheduled 2019-2020 season-finale concert in Easton, Md., on Aug. 13.

As movie theaters continue to re-open in the United States, the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) on Aug. 21 announced a voluntary nationwide set of health and safety protocols adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic era, which will be used in theaters including the Sun & Surf Cinem…

The Limo Ladies of Bethany Beach have struck again, this time joined by the Wednesday Group that meets on Thursday lunch group. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ocean View Presbyterian Church Sewing Circle had to cancel their long-running Heavenly Luncheon. It has always been held at th…

Cat & Mouse Press has announced a follow-up to the award-winning “How to Write Winning Short Stories” by Nancy Sakaduski. The new title, which is a companion workbook by the same author, features summarized content from the book, as well as exercises, charts, grids, checklists and worksheets.

The Lewes Public Library and Browseabout Books are hosting “Bring Setting to Life in Your Fiction,” a virtual workshop presented by Nancy Sakaduski, author of How to Write Winning Short Stories and its companion workbook. A short presentation will be followed by an opportunity for questions …

Karen Richards has played some powerhouse lead actress roles in her theater career, including Oda Mae Brown in “Ghost,” Effie White in “DreamGirls” and MotorMouth Maybelle in “HairSpray.” But she admits to initially feeling helpless in the face of COVID-19.

Ray Sander, president of Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG), announced this week that the Delaware Botanic Gardens will be opening to the public beginning Thursday, Aug. 20. A special rate of $12 per person is being offered to non-members through September, with anyone younger than 16 admitted f…

It is in the best interest of those who visit Bethany Beach, and those who live in the greater Quiet Resorts area, that the 2020 Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral scheduled for Labor Day Monday, Sept. 7, be postponed until next year due to the continuing spread and the contagious nature of the COVI…