Community classes, meetings, entertainment events, trips and more for the week of Aug. 26 through Sept. 2.


Wednesday, Aug. 26
USA Dance Dover DE offers group ballroom, Latin and swing dance lessons for all ages on Wednesday nights at the Camden Wyoming Moose Lodge, 760 Moose Lodge Road (Route 15), Camden.
    This lesson will offer Cha Cha for beginners at 7 p.m. and East Coast Swing for advanced beginners at 8 p.m. The cost per person per hour is $7 for USA Dance members, $10 for non-members. Pay at the door.
    For more information, call 734-8794 or visit www.usadancedoverde.com.
 
Eat for Easter Seals fundraiser will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at Jake’s Hamburgers, Bay Road, Dover.
    No coupon is needed and 15% of net proceeds of the take-out or dine-in will go to support Easter Seals programs.

Limit and no-limit cash card games, sponsored by Delaware Veterans Post No. 2, will begin at 7 p.m. at Premier Poker Room, 1055 Walker Road, Hamlet Shopping Center, Dover.
    For more information, call 222-7559.

Thursday, Aug. 27
Limit and no-limit cash card games, sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police No. 15, will begin at 7 p.m. at Premier Poker Room, 1055 Walker Road, Hamlet Shopping Center, Dover.
    For more information, call 222-7559.

Salli & Jimi, a light rock duo, will perform at 7 p.m. at The Green, 406 Federal St., Dover.
    In case of rain or impending inclement weather, call the Parks and Recreation weather line at 736-7155 for updated information on show relocation or cancellation.
    For more information, visit www.visitdover.com.

Vera Bradley Bingo, hosted by the Bowers Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, will be held 7 p.m. at the firehouse, 3285 Main St., Frederica.
    Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Free refreshments will be served at intermission, as well as a 50/50 raffle and door prizes.
    For information, call Stephanie at 335-5134 or Shirley at 335-4290, or visit www.bowersfire.com.

Friday, Aug. 28
Limit and no-limit cash card games, sponsored by Cape Henlopen Little League, will begin at 7 p.m. at Premier Poker Room, 1055 Walker Road, Hamlet Shopping Center, Dover.
    For more information, call 222-7559.

Westminster Village Thrift Shop will host a sale from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Westminster Village, 191 Westminster Drive, Dover.
    Everything will be 50% off with seven different rooms filled with furniture, clothing, small appliances, jewelry, books, glassware, cooking utensils, bedding and more.
    Proceeds benefit the residents of Westminster Village, a non-profit, faith-based continuing care retirement community.
    For more information, call 744-3527.

Saturday, Aug. 29
The 31st Annual Harrington Heritage Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Harrington Parks and Recreation Department, 114 E. Liberty St., Harrington.
    The day will include a parade, museum tours, flea market, exhibitors, crafters, live entertainment, classic cars, toy and train shows, contests and special activities for kids.
    Free shuttle service will be provided between sites from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and free parking will be offered throughout town.
    For more information, call the Harrington Parks and Recreation Department at 398-7975.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will be performed at 7 p.m. at Schwartz Center for the Arts, 222 S. State St., Dover.
    The Polytech Alumni Drama Club and the Polytech Drama Club are teaming up to present the show.
    Tickets are $10 and may be purchased in advance or at the door.
    For more information or to purchase tickets, call 678-5152.

The 15th Annual MAV Bike Show and Blues Festival will be held at Mike’s Famous Harley Davidson, 450 Stadium St., Smyrna.
    The festival includes food, live music, a poker run and bike show.

The fourth annual Tech. Sgt. Bobby Ray Davis POW MIA Remembrance Day Run will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Air Mobility Command Museum, 1301 Heritage Road, Dover.

A Texas hold’em poker tournament, sponsored by Debbie’s Fund for Animals, will begin at 7 p.m. at Premier Poker Room, 1055 Walker Road, Hamlet Shopping Center, Dover.
    There will be up to $2,000 for the first-place winner and up to $8,000 in total prizes. Payouts are based on participation. The entry fee is $100 for a $5,000 chip value, and two re-buys are allowed at $25 each for a $1,500 chip value.
    For more information, call Jim at 535-6638 or Joyce at 222-1049.

Sunday, Aug. 30
A crab feast will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Boondocks, 825 Lighthouse Road, Smyrna.
    The feast, hosted by the Brain Injury Association of Delaware, will feature a menu of all-you-can-eat crabs, corn, fries, soda and tea.
    A cash bar will be available.
    For more information, call 800-411-0505.

An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. at Blue Hen VFW Post 6483, Williamsville Road, Milford.
    The menu includes eggs to order, pancakes, French toast, sausage, scrapple, bacon, home fries, biscuits and sausage gravy, orange juice, coffee and more.
    The cost of breakfast is $6.50 for adults, $5.50 for take-out, $5 single serving and $3 for children younger than 5. Proceeds benefit veteran and community charitable programs.
    For more information, call 422-4122.

Limit and no-limit cash card games, sponsored by Delaware Storm travel teams, will begin at 7 p.m. at Premier Poker Room, 1055 Walker Road, Hamlet Shopping Center, Dover.
    For more information, call 222-7559.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will be performed at 2 p.m. at Schwartz Center for the Arts, 222 S. State St., Dover.
    The Polytech Alumni Drama Club and the Polytech Drama Club are teaming up to present the show.
    Tickets are $10 and may be purchased in advance or at the door.
    For more information or to purchase tickets, call 678-5152.

TICKETS
Denim and Diamonds tickets now are on sale for $65. The event will be from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Delaware Agricultural Museum, 866 N. DuPont Highway, Dover. The cost of the ticket includes dinner and live entertainment, with all proceeds benefiting Meals on Wheels Delaware. For more information, call 656-3257 or visit www.mealsonwheelsde.org.

Newcomers Club of Dover Luncheon reservations now are being taken for $16 per person and are due by Thursday, Sept. 10. The event will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Outlook in the Duncan Center, 500 W. Loockerman St., Dover. The menu consists of a gourmet sandwich platter, garden salad, assorted cookies, coffee, tea and iced tea. The program will be Creative Mentoring and a Welcome Back Fall Fashion Show. Checks should be made payable to Newcomers Club of Dover, and mailed to Gale Thornbury, 34 Whitby Lane, Camden, DE 19934. For more information, call 698-9080.

“A Fabulous Affair,” the Modern Maturity Center’s sixth annual fundraising gala, tickets now are on sale for $60 per person. The event will begin with a silent auction at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, at the Modern Maturity Center, 1121 Forrest Ave., Dover. This year’s gala will feature a movie premiere theme, as well as a silent auction and entertainment from The Fabulous Greaseband. Proceeds benefit programs for older adults in Kent County, including a new adult day services facility. Tables of 10 are available for groups or businesses. For more information, call 734-1200.

TRIPS
A bus trip to the Rainbow Dinner Theatre to see “Uncle Chick’s Last Wish” will depart at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, from the Modern Maturity Center, 1121 Forrest Ave., Dover, and return at approximately 5:30 p.m. The cost is $66 per person, non-members should add $25, which includes motor coach, show, lunch and driver’s tip. For more information, call 734-1200, ext. 190, or email marketing@modern-maturity.org.

A bus trip to Camden Yards for an Orioles vs. Yankees game will depart at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, from the Kent County Administration Building, 555 S. Bay Road, Dover. The cost is $55 and includes a lower-level ticket and bus seat. For more information, visit www.kentcountyrec.com.

A trip on the Dandy Potomac Dinner Cruise will depart at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, from the Modern Maturity Center, 1121 Forrest Ave., Dover, and return at approximately 6:45 p.m. The cost is $75 per person, non-members add $25, and includes deluxe motor coach, cruise, lunch and driver’s tip. There also will be shopping time at Queenstown Mall after the cruise. For more information, call 734-1200, ext. 190, or email marketing@modern-maturity.org.

A Delaware Bay Fishing Trip, sponsored by the city of Dover Parks and Recreation Department, will be at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, at 193 Davidson St., Bowers Beach. The trip will be aboard the Miss Shyanne and will be led by Capt. David Russell. The activity fee is $45, which includes a pole and bait. Participants are encouraged to bring sunscreen, bug spray, camera, motion sickness preventative medicine, and food and drinks. For more information, call 694-7541 or visit www.cityofdover.com.

A 10-day, nine-night trip to San Antonio, Texas, will be from Sept. 11 to 20, and is sponsored by the Modern Maturity Center. The cost is $1,199 per person, double occupancy, nine nights accommodations, nine breakfasts and seven dinners. There also will be tours of San Antonio, the Alamo, San Antonio Riverwalk and Dallas, as well as a New Orleans Riverboat Cruise, admission to Graceland in Memphis and a tour of Atlanta, Ga. For more information, call 734-1200, ext. 148, or email marketing@modern-maturity.org.

A bus trip to the Pennsylvania National Quilt Exhibit will depart at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, from the Kent County Administrative Complex, 555 S. Bay Road, Dover. The event includes a merchant mall with more than 200 vendors. The fee is $32 and includes entrance tickets and a bus seat. For more information, visit www.kentcountryrec.com.

A bus trip to New York City will depart at 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, from the Kent County Administrative Complex, 555 S. Bay Road, Dover. Participants will be dropped off near Rockefeller Plaza to explore the city on their own. The fee is $35. For more information, visit www.kentcountyrec.com.

A bus trip to Washington, D.C., will depart at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, from the Kent County Administration Complex, 555 S. Bay Road, Dover. The fee is $25. For more information, visit www.kentcountyrec.com.

A trip to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., will be from Nov. 2 to 8, and is sponsored by the Modern Maturity Center. The cost is $699 per person, double occupancy, which includes motor coach transportation, six nights accommodations, six breakfasts, and five dinners including a dinner show. Shows include “Black Bear Jamboree,” “Magic Beyond Belief,” “The Miracle,” “The Comedy Barn,” “Exalt: The Concert,” and “The Blackwood Breakfast Variety Show. The trip also includes a tour of the Great Smokey Mountains and visit to Cherokee. Baggage handling, standard taxes and gratuities are included. For more information, call 734-1200, ext. 190, or email marketing@modern-maturity.org.

Eight-day Italy vacation will be from Nov. 5 to 12, sponsored by the Modern Maturity Center. The cost is $2,699 per person, double occupancy, which includes six nights at an Italian villa, six breakfasts, three dinners, wine tasting, and guided tours of Pisa, Rome and Florence. For more information, call 734-1200, ext. 12, or email marketing@modern-maturity.org.

REUNIONS
The Caesar Rodney High School Class of 1964 is holding its 45-year reunion Saturday, Oct. 3, at a location yet to be named. Members of other classes may attend. For more information, call Bob Sheranko at 410-326-3131 or Linda Gruwell at 672-9102.

The Caesar Rodney High School Class of 1969 is planning its 40-year class reunion and is trying to locate all class members, teachers and friends. Those who would like to attend are asked to email their contact information to Louie Phillips (David) at louiephi@comcast.net or send to 223 Royal Grant Way, Dover, DE 19901; or email to Diane Cahall (Powell) at dianepcahall@comcast.net or send to 107 Bluestone Court, Camden, DE 19934.

The Caesar Rodney High School Class of 1975 is planning its 35-year class reunion for Oct. 9, 2010, and is seeking updated addresses from classmates. The CR classes of 1974 and 1976 also are invited to attend. If interested in helping plan the event or to submit contact information, call Debbie (Hoster) Cline at 335-3125 or email debbie.cline@co.kent.de.us.

The Lake Forest Class of 1979 is in the stages of planning its 30-year class reunion. Updated addresses from classmates are needed. For more information or to update contact information, call Connie Harrington Louder at 284-4567 or Donna Beebe Shoemaker at 284-2468 with your address, email address and phone number.

The Caesar Rodney High School Class of 1984 is planning its 25-year class reunion for 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Delaware Veterans Post No. 2. The evening will begin with cocktails, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The cost of tickets is $35 per person. For more information or ticket sales, call 335-1338, or email John Downs at john.downsjr@caesarrodney.k12.de.us or Christine Foster Dean at cdean1422@comcast.net.

The Smyrna High School Class of 1989 is planning its 20-year for the school’s homecoming weekend, Oct. 16 to 18. If interested in helping plan the events or to update contact information, email smyrnaclassof89@hotmail.com.

The Dover High School Class of 1989 will celebrate its 20-year reunion from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at The Outlook at the Duncan Center, Dover. The event will feature unlimited heavy hors d’oeuvres, bottled beer, wine, soda, tea and coffee. Additionally, Tri-State DJ will provide entertainment. The event will be held in conjunction with the DHS homecoming weekend. The cost is $55 per person, $100 per couple. Checks should be made payable to Dover High School Class of 1989. Committee members are seeking information on classmates and asking those interested in attending to email c89dhsreunion@aol.com or call Traci Stanley at 736-6487.

The Polytech High School Class of 1999 is organizing its 10-year reunion for sometime between late September and early October of this year. For more information, email Latoshia Caldwell latoshia.caldwell@yahoo.com.

Kenton Elementary School is organizing a reunion for former students from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at the school. Anyone interested in attending is asked to bring a covered dish and a folding chair. For more information, call Betty Jo Biles Morgan at 492-8210, Nancy Graham Bailey at 410-928-3852 or Rella Shockley Goodson at 653-9730.

EXHIBITS
Award Winners IX is now on display from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays, at the Biggs Museum, 406 Federal St., Dover. The exhibit features the talent of the current Individual Artist Fellows of the Delaware Division of the Arts. Various artists from Delaware, including painters, photographers, sculptors, writers, musicians and craft artisans’ work will be on display. Admission is free. The exhibit will be on display through Oct. 25. For more information, call 674-2111 or visit www.biggsmuseum.org.

“Shipbuilding in the First State” is now on display from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays, at the Delaware Visitor Center and Galleries, 406 Federal St., Dover. The exhibit features a wide variety of artifacts chronicling shipbuilding in the region from pre-colonial times through World War II. Admission is free. For more information, call 739-4266 or visit http://history.delaware.gov/museums/vc/vc_main.shtml.

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.

Abraham Lincoln:?A Bicentennial Celebration is now on display from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, at the Delaware Public Archives, 121 Duke of York St., Dover. This exhibit, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, comes from the Special Collections Department of the Morris Library at the University of Delaware. Books, manuscripts, photographs and artwork will be displayed along with one of three copies of the 13th Amendment engrossed by Isaac Strohm and signed by President Lincoln. For more information, call Tom Summers at 744-5047.

BINGO
Bingo, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Camden-Wyoming Fire Company, 200 E. Camden-Wyoming Ave., 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.

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. All paper bingo. 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.

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. There will be a $150 Bonanza Coverall, a $150 Letter X and a Winner-Take-All Double Bingo. The final four regular games pay $100 with 50 or more players. Smoking is not allowed. Free refreshments. For more information, call 736-1903.

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. All paper bingo. For more information, call 674-9956.

Bingo, 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Holy Cross Church, 631 S. State St., Dover. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. All paper bingo. Free coffee and cookies will be available. Winners-take-all and there is a $200 jackpot. For more information, call 492-0762.

MUSEUMS
Air Mobility Command Museum — Features approximately 25 restored aircraft, displays detailing the history of military air transport and Dover Air Force Base; Hall of Heroes showcases all those who have been awarded the Medal of Honor. 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. Free admission and parking, photography is encouraged. The museum is handicapped accessible. 677-5938. www.amcmuseum.org.

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

Biggs Museum of American Art — A personal collection including paintings that span 200 years, from colonial portraiture to 20th-century Impressionism; furniture and silver from some of the best regional craftsmen in the colonial and federal periods; and changing exhibits. 406 Federal St., Dover. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays. 674-2111. www.biggsmuseum.org.

Bowers Beach Maritime Museum — The museum features pictures and artifacts relating to the history of the town, the Delaware Bay and the watermen who worked on it. 3357 Main St., North Bowers. 2 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village — Exhibit building displays more than 10,000 objects, with a wing containing three galleries with changing exhibits. Behind the building, overlooking Silver Lake, is Loockerman Landing, a re-created 19th century village with farmstead, schoolhouse, church, mill and businesses. 866 N. DuPont Highway, Dover. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, members and children younger than 6 are free. 734-1618. www.agriculturalmuseum.org.

Old State House — The original site of Delaware’s General Assembly and Kent County Levy Court. 21 The Green, Dover. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

Delaware Visitor Center and Galleries — Featuring changing exhibits on various aspects of Delaware history and culture, the visitor center also serves as a source of information on local and statewide attractions, events and activities. 406 Federal St., Dover. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays. 739-4266. http://history.delaware.gov/museums/vc/vc_main.shtml.

Delaware Public Archives — Variety of public programs and services, research room and exhibits. 121 Duke of York St., Dover. Research room and main lobby are open from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 8 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the first and third Saturday; closed Sunday. Exhibits are open from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Saturdays and state holidays. 744-5000. www.archives.delaware.gov.

Star Hill African-American Museum — Museum includes 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. 516 Voshell Mill/Star Hill Road, Dover. Open by appointment. 697-9903.

John Dickinson Plantation — Revolutionary-era figure John Dickinson’s home and plantation house, built around 1740. Kitts Hummock near the junction of routes 113 and 9. Main house, slave/tenant house and others are open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. 739-3277.