Ballroom dancing, lantern tours and poker games are some of the local events planned for this week. Check out the Community Calendar for upcoming events, trips, bingo, exhibits and more.


Thursday, July 31
Limit Hold’em Cash Games, sponsored by the Mamie A. Warren Senior Center, will be at 7 p.m. at the Premier Poker Room, 1055 Walker Road, Hamlet Shopping Center, Dover.
    For more information, call Linda at 222-7559.

“Shrek the Third” will be shown at 1 p.m. in the Adult Meeting Room at the Dover Public Library, 45 S. State St., Dover.
    The movie is free and open to all, and snacks and drinks will be provided.
    For more information, call 736-7185 or email sue.ray@lib.de.us.

June Evans and Mercy City will perform at this week’s Concerts on The Green at 7 p.m. on The Green, Dover.
    The artists will perform jazz, blues and R&B, and participants are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs to the free event.
    For more information, call 736-7155.

Ballroom Dance Lessons will be offered for the Foxtrot and Waltz at 7 p.m. and the Samba at 8 p.m. at the Harvest Years Senior Center, 30 South St., Camden.
    The cost is $5 per person per hour. Singles and couples over the age of 18 are all welcome.
    For more information, call Jack at 698-0556.

Friday, Aug. 1
Limit Hold’em Cash Games, sponsored by the Dover Lioness Club, will be at 7 p.m. at the Premier Poker Room, 1055 Walker Road, Hamlet Shopping Center, Dover.
    For more information, call Linda at 222-7559.

A lantern tour of the Old Methodist Cemetery will be at 8:30 p.m. and depart from Museum Square at the corner of Governors Avenue and West North Street.
    The tour, put on by First State Heritage Park, will have participants learn about the lives of Delaware’s leaders and the deaths of the common folks buried beside them.
    The tour fee is $5 and space is limited so participants are encouraged to call and pre-register.
    For more information, call 739-9194 or visit www.destateparks.com/heritagepark.

Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition will play at 6:30 p.m. at Killens Pond State Park as part of its summer concert series.
    Concerts are free of charge, although a park entrance fee will be charged at the gate. Shows are held in the Sports Complex area. Organizers advise attendees to bring lawn chairs or blankets.
    Killens Pond is located at 5025 Killens Pond Road, Felton.
    For more information, call 284-4526 or visit  www.destateparks.com/kpsp/Summer08KPSP.pdf

Saturday, Aug. 2
A No Limit Texas Hold’em Tournament, sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police No. 15, City of Dover, will be at 7 p.m. at the Lobby House Restaurant, 9 E. Loockerman St., Dover.
    There will be up to $2,000 for first place and up to $8,000 in total prizes as well as high-hand prizes. Payout is based upon participation.
    For more information, call Harvey at 670-9750 or Joyce at 734-9445.

The Classy Sassy Party for the Ladies 08 will be at 9 p.m. at Cavaliers’ East Restaurant and Lounge, 63 Main St., Dover.
    DJ Storm and DJ Sporty will provide music for the event, which will include free hot appetizers and a cash bar all night.
    The cost is $5 for females, $7 for men before 10:30 p.m. and $10 after that time at the door. Fifty percent of the proceeds benefit student scholarships.
    For more information, call 736-0648.

Walking Tours of Victorian Dover will be at 2 p.m. beginning at the Rose Cottage, 102 S. State St., Dover.
    Participants will stroll amongst the Victorian homes and hear the stories of the men and women of Dover who altered the course of the city during this time.
    For more information, call 739-9194 or visit www.destateparks.com/heritagepark.

Wednesday, Aug. 6
Limit Hold’em Cash Games, sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary to the Odessa Fire Company, will be at 7 p.m. at the Premier Poker Room, 1055 Walker Road, Hamlet Shopping Center, Dover.
    For more information, call Linda at 222-7559.

TRIPS
8-day/7-night Canada and New England Cruise will be from Sept. 6 to 13, departing from Carnival Cruise Line’s “Victory.” There will be port calls in Boston, Mass., Portland, Maine, Saint John, New Brunswick and Halifax, Nova Scotia. The cost of the cruise starts at $899 per person double occupancy, which includes motor coach transportation, the cruise, cabin, shipboard meals, port charges and taxes. A $250 deposit is required. The trip is sponsored by the Modern Maturity Center. For more information, call 734-1200, ext. 190.

Bus trip to see “Wonderful Town” in Lancaster will leave at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, from the Modern Maturity Center, 1121 Forrest Avenue, Dover. The trip will visit the Dutch Apple Music Theatre in Lancaster for the 1:15 p.m. show. The cost is $69 per person, non-members add $15, which includes motor coach, buffet, the show and driver’s tip. The trip will return at 6 p.m. to the center. For more information, call 734-1200, ext. 190.

A day trip to Gettysburg will leave at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 29, from the Modern Maturity Center, 1121 Forrest Avenue, Dover. Participants will visit the Museum and Visitor’s Center, and take a motor coach tour of the battlefield with a local guide. The cost of the trip is $45 per person, non-members add $15, which includes motor coach, admission and drivers tip. The trip will return at 9:30 p.m. to the center. For more information, call 734-1200, ext. 190.

A trip to Cape Cod, Mass. will be from Oct. 5 to 10, sponsored by the Modern Maturity Center. The cost of the trip is $699 per person double occupancy. The cost includes deluxe motor coach, five night hotel accommodations, five breakfasts, five dinners, tours of Boston, Martha’s Vineyard, Hyannis, Sandwich, Plymouth, and Newport, R.I., and a trip to Foxwoods Casino. For more information, call 734-1200, ext. 190.

A trip to Asheville, N.C. will be from Oct. 13 to 16, sponsored by the Modern Maturity Center. The cost of the trip is $749 per person double occupancy. The cost includes deluxe motor coach, three night hotel accommodations, welcome reception, daily breakfast, one dinner, full day at Biltmore Estate with lunch, a trolley tour of Asheville, a visit to WNC Farmers Market, lunch at the Moose Café and guided tours of the North Carolina Arboretum. For more information, call 734-1200, ext. 190.

10-day trip to Israel, sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Dover, will be from Nov. 4 to 13. The tour includes visits to Bethlehem, Capernaum, the Dead Sea, Jericho, Jerusalem, Jordan River, Masada, Mount of Olives, Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee and more. The cost of tickets is $1,998, which includes roundtrip airfare, motor coaches, guided sightseeing tours, first-class hotels, breakfast and dinner daily and a Bible study guide. For more information, call 674-1980.

A trip to Italy, sponsored by the St. Polycarp Church, will be from Nov. 10 to 19. The cost of the trip is $2,789. Participants will travel to Rome, Assisi, Perugia, Siena, San Gimignano, Florence, San Marino, Venice, Murano Island and Como. For more information, call 653-8279.

REUNIONS
Lewes High School Class of 1958 is having its 50-year reunion Oct. 18, at the Virden Center, Lewes. For more information, call 645-2387.

Caesar Rodney High School Class of 1958 is having its 50-year class reunion September 26, 27 and 28. Anyone from the class that has not received a letter or email, call Bonnie Johnson at 697-6577.

Caesar Rodney High School Class of 1967 is planning a reunion in October and is seeking classmates. For more information, call Dawn Stockslager O’Connell at 697-1542.

Caesar Rodney High School Class of 1978 will be holding its 30-year class reunion the weekend of Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Duncan Center, Dover. They are currently seeking classmates and contact information. For more information, call Uriah Kitchen at 492-1390, email uckitchen3@msn.com, call Karen Klimowski at 383-1634 or email karenklimowski@yahoo.com.

Dover High School Class of 1978 will hold it’s 30-year class reunion from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Aug. 9, at the Modern Maturity Center, 1121 Forest Avenue, Dover. For more information, call Eric at 736-1974 or email Holly at scottrunner2003@yahoo.com.

Caesar Rodney High School Class of 1983 has rescheduled its 25-year class reunion for 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Dover Sheraton Hotel. For more information, visit www.caesarrodneyalumni.com and click on “reunion,” or email Julie Finley-O’Connor at julie.finleyoconnor@cr.k12.de.us, Scott Kessel at skessel@doe.k12.de.us or Mike Williams at michael.williams@state.de.us.

Dover High School Class of 1983 will hold it’s 25-year class reunion from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Oct. 11, at Del Vets Post No. 2, Dover. In addition, the class will participate in the school’s homecoming parade and attend the homecoming football game Friday, Oct. 10. For more information, visit www.classmates.com, call Scott Slacum at 233-1971 or email Christine Goser at c_gosser@hotmail.com. If any classmate is interested in volunteering, call Adrienne “Buffy” Holloway Ochs at 503-334-5020 or email adrienneochs@gmail.com.

Dover High School Class of 1988 is planning its 20th reunion for Sept. 27 at Wild Quail Golf and Country Club, Camden. All those interested in planning the event and classmates with contact information or that of other classmates should email Kenda Childers Galipo at kendamarie@email.com.

Caesar Rodney High School Class of 1988 is planning its 20-year reunion for August. Alumni are needed to help with the planning of the event. Contact information for classmates is also requested. For more information, email Valerie Burd at vlburd@lf.k12.de.us.

Lake Forest High School Class of 2003 is planning its five-year reunion and is actively searching for current contact information from classmates. For more information, email Stefanie Ralph at snr2003@aol.com or Heather Crouse at heathercrouse@comcast.net.

TICKETS
USA Dance Dover DE’s 9th Annual Dinner Dance tickets are now on sale from $40 and must be purchased no later than Aug. 15. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a social and cash bar at the Milford Senior Center, 111 Park Avenue, Milford. Dinner, featuring beef round and crab cakes, will be served at 6:30 p.m. and dancing will begin at 7:30 p.m. There will be live ballroom, Latin and swing dance music provided by the Helmut Licht Sextet. For more information, call 734-8794.

The Brain Injury Association of Delaware’s Crab Feast tickets are now on sale for $40 per person. The event will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at Boondock’s, 825 Lighthouse Road, Smyrna. The cost includes six crabs, shrimp, corn on the cob, chicken wings, fries, a beverage and gratuity. DJ “A Grand Event” will provide music. For more information, call the Brain Injury Association of Delaware at 1-800-411-0505.

EXHIBITS
Award Winners VIII exhibition is now on display from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays at the Biggs Museum of American Art. The exhibition features the talent of the 2008 Indiv-idual Artist Fellows of the Delaware Division of the Arts (DDOA). These painters, photographers, writers, musicians and craft artisans were chosen out of 97 applicants from the State of Delaware. Their works were judged by nationally recognized arts professionals from outside Delaware. This is the only group exhibition honoring their combined accomplishment. Award Winners VIII will be on view through October 26. For more information, visit www.biggsmuseum.org or call 674-2111.

An Anthology of Pamphlets printed between 1776 and 1818 is now on display from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays at the Old State House, 25 The Green. The pamphlets cover a variety of topics including letters, orations, a table of duty and customs, a personal narrative, proceedings and debates from the Delaware House of Representatives and addresses made to the Congress of the United States. For more information, call 739-4266.

Sealed in Glass, Stone and Tin is now on display from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays, at the Museum of Small Town Life, Museum Square, 316 S. Governor’s Ave., Dover. The exhibit features a variety of 19th and 20th century Delaware-made containers, including medicine bottles, stoneware jars and jugs and products from Delaware’s canning industry. The exhibition will be on display through Dec. 31 and is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://history.delaware.gov/museums/stl/stl_main.shtml.

Women in Leadership — Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow is now on display from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays. The exhibit is free and open to the public. It will be on display through Jan. 2, 2009. For more information, visit http://history.delaware.gov.

Revolutionary Delaware is now on display from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, at the Delaware Public Archives, 121 Duke of York St., Dover. The exhibit focuses on Delaware during the American Revolution, including information about the famed Delaware Regiment that served from 1776 to 1783 in military campaigns from New York to the Carolinas. For more information, call Tom Summers at 744-5047 or email Thomas.summers@state.de.us.

Marion Otnes’ Art Exhibit is now on display in the auditorium of the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Reserve, 2591 Whitehall Neck Road, Smyrna. Marion is a watercolor artist and the exhibit features paintings of birds and animals she has observed. For more information, call Tina Watson at 653-6872 or visit www.fws.gov/northeast/bombayhook.

BINGO
Bingo, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Camden-Wyoming Fire Company, 200 E. Camden-Wyoming Avenue, Camden. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 697-8671.

Bingo, 7:30 p.m. Mondays, V.F.W. Post No. 7937, Greensboro Denton Road, Greensboro, Md. Free admission and refreshments, all paper bingo. Doors open at 6 p.m.; must be 21 to play. For more information, call 410-479-2781 or 284-4677.

Bingo, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays, Mamie A. Warren Senior Center, 1775 Wheatleys Pond Road, Kenton. Free admission, all paper bingo, no cards. For more information, call 653-4078.

Bingo, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, sponsored by Hartly Volunteer Fire Company. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Clarence Washburn at 492-0601.

Bingo, 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, sponsored by Cheswold Volunteer Fire Company. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments available. All paper bingo.

All paper bingo, 7:30 p.m. Fridays, American Legion Walter L. Fox Post No. 2, Bay Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Smoking is allowed. For more information, call 674-3922.

Bingo, 6 p.m. Sundays at the Caroline Co. Moose Lodge No. 2332, Greensboro-Ridgely Road, Greensboro, Md. Special and junior jackpots, 50/50 quickies and winner take all. Free refreshments. For more information, call 410-482-9611.

All paper bingo, 1:30 p.m. Sundays with doors open at noon, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays with doors open at 6 p.m., Dover Elks Lodge No. 1903, 200 Salisbury Road, Dover. Regular games $30; five special games $100 early bird bonanza, two $50 full card quickies, $75 letter X and $150 double bingo. Two cookie jars with jackpots up to $500. There will be complementary coffee and soda. For more information, call 736-1903.

All paper bingo, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Delaware Veteran’s Post No. 2, Dover. Doors open at 6 p.m. Refreshment and snacks are available, and smoking is not permitted. For more information, call 674-9956.

MUSEUMS
Air Mobility Command Museum — Located at the south end of Dover Air Force Base, enter from gate on Route 9, open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Exhibits include more than two-dozen restored aircraft and displays detailing the history of military air transport and Dover Air Force Base, plus the Hall of Heroes, which showcases members of all branches of the service who have been awarded the Medal of Honor. Admission and parking is free, and photography is encouraged. The museum is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 677-5938 or visit www.amcmuseum.org.

Barratt’s Chapel and Museum — Route 113 near Frederica, the building in which the Methodist Church was organized in the United States in 1784, open from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays or by appointment. For more information, call 335-5544.

Biggs Museum of American Art — 406 Federal St., Dover, houses a personal collection in the making for more than a half-century. The paintings span 200 years and survey major periods of American art from colonial portraiture to 20th-century Impressionism. The furniture and silver represent works of some of the best craftsmen from Delaware and Philadelphia in the colonial and federal periods. Museum also hosts changing exhibits. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays.

The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village — Route 13, Dover, offers visitors a glimpse into Delmarva’s agricultural past as well as current agricultural issues. The main exhibit building displays more than 10,000 objects, with a recently added wing containing three galleries with changing exhibits. Behind the main building, overlooking Silver Lake, visitors also can wander through Loockerman Landing, a re-created 19th-century village, complete with farmstead, schoolhouse, church, mill and village businesses. Regular museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Winter hours, January through March, closed Sundays until April 1. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, members and children younger than 6 are free. For more information, call 734-1618 or visit www.agriculturalmuseum.org.

Delaware Old State House — The Green, 21 The Green, Dover. The original site of Delaware’s General Assembly and Kent County Levy Court. Newly re-opened after a three-year $3.5 million renovation. Museum hours are from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Delaware State Museums Visitor Center — 406 Federal St., Dover. The Visitor Center has two exhibition areas for semi-permanent displays. Includes a gift shop. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call 739-4266.

Delaware Public Archives — 121 Duke of York St., Dover. The archives offers a variety of public programs and services. The research room and main lobby are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.; Wednesday hours are from 8 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. Also open the first and third Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed Sunday. The exhibits are open to the public all Saturdays and state holidays from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., as they are part of the First State Heritage Park. Admission is free. For more information, call 744-5000 or visit www.archives.delaware.gov.

Star Hill African-American Museum — 516 Voshell Mill/Star Hill Road, Dover. The museum exhibits include reproduction inventions by African-Americans, African artifacts, utensils used in daily slave life, a library featuring books and articles on slavery and a pictorial exhibit. Open by appointment only. For more information, call the museum at 697-9903 or call curator Lucreatia Wilson at 697-1576.

John Dickinson Plantation — Kitts Hummock near the junction of Routes 113 and 9. Home of Revolutionary-era figure John Dickinson, the plantation house was built around 1740. The main house, slave/tenant house and other buildings are open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays, April through December. For group tours, call 739-3277.

Johnson Victrola Museum — Bank and New streets. The museum is a tribute to Eldridge Reeves Johnson, an inventor, businessman and philanthropist. Exhibits include a 1920s Victrola dealer’s store with an extensive collection of talking machines and early records, and a second floor gallery featuring items from the collection of Dr. Lynwood Heiges that recount the history of the talking machine. Also featured is an original oil painting of “Nipper,” the dog listening to a talking machine. The museum is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free and donations are accepted. Group tours require reservations. For more information, call 739-4266.

Delaware Archaeology Museum — 316 S. Governors Ave., Dover. The gallery occupies the 1790 Presbyterian Church and its adjacent 1880 Sunday school building. Exhibits illustrating Delaware archaeology are on display. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays. Group tours require reservations. For more information, call 739-4266.