This weekend is packed with events, including a British car and bike show, an antiques and collectibles show and stand-up comedy in Smyrna.


Brits’ bikes and cars surround Legislative Mall
    For the second year, the British are coming to Dover. “The British Invade the Capital” Car and Motorbike Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at Legislative Mall, Dover. The rain-or-shine event is open to the public, and admission is free. British car and motorbike owners wishing to participate in the show are invited. T-shirts and dash plaques are complimentary with $15 registration of vehicle, though supplies are limited. Parking is on pavement with ample shade nearby. The British Car Club of Delaware’s second event has expanded. Car show attendees will be encouraged to vote for their favorite car in each class. Fordham Brewing will be serving a specially-brewed beverage at sponsoring businesses on Loockerman Street, which also will be serving themed specials.
    For more information or to register for the show, call Don or Sue Henderson at 284-4672 or 331-6027, or email them at suehen@wildblue.net.

Antiques and collectibles abound at Spence’s event
    Spence’s Bazaar is being transformed to host Delaware’s largest, free outdoor antique and collectible show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4. The second Delaware Antique and Collectible Extravaganza welcomes guests to see what dealers from up and down the East Coast will be offering. Vintage furnishings, artifacts, jewelry, porcelain, ephemera, glassware, advertising, dolls. trains, pottery, collectibles and toys will be featured. There also will be a special antique, collectible and toy auction starting at noon. Admission is free. The rain date is Sunday, Oct. 11. Spence’s is located at 550 S. New St., Dover.
    For more information, visit www.toyshows.org or call 856-302-3606.

Stand-up comedian stops by Smyrna
    Laughter with a clean conscience is what stand-up comic Gordon Douglas will deliver at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, when he takes to the Smyrna Opera House stage. Douglas is a pastor and father of 19 — yes, 19 — so he has a few entertaining stories to share. He will provide an evening of clean comedy that includes hilarious real life stories, off-the-wall physical humor and his unique view of life. Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 the day of the show.
    For more information or tickets, call 653-4236, visit www.smyrnaoperahouse.org or visit the Opera House at the corner of South and Main streets. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.