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  • 3 reasons to stay in Dover this weekend

  • These three events have your name on them this weekend.
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  • Tall glass of Southern rock
    WHAT Shades of August in concert
    WHEN 8:30 p.m., Friday
    WHERE The Green Stinger Sports Bar and Grill, 492 Walnut Shade Road, Dover
    INFO Visit The Green Stringer on Facebook for more info or call 698-3300
    Having performed at The Green Stinger Sports Bar and Grill several times, the intensity level will increase on Friday when Shades of August returns, since this, of course, is the month the band lives for.
    A fuse of Southern, modern and classic rock, the Dover-based Shades of August has a knack for juggling originals and its rocking covers. Some of the band's fan favorites includes the patriotic "Soldier's Song" and eerie "Mary Brown."
    Originally formed in 2005 under the name Seventh Hour, the guys worked hard to spread their music in the Dover area. By 2008, the group, which is led by frontman Brian Dawson, had gradually built a loyal fan base as a result of the dozens of gigs they had played, which included Bubba's Rock Shack and W.T. Smithers Restaurant.
    The band had a breakthrough year in 2011 when it was selected to perform at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa., for the season-opening football match-up between Villanova and Temple University.
    Since then, Shades of August has been holding it down throughout the tri-state area, growing its loyal fanbase.
    Winging it to Dover Public Library
    WHAT 'Fly Away Home' film
    WHEN 6:30 p.m., Friday
    WHERE Dover Public Library, 35 Loockerman Plaza, Dover
    COST Free
    INFO Visit doverpubliclibrary.org or call 736-7030
    Dover Public Library will bring you and the family to 1996 with the heartwarming film "Fly Away Home" on Friday.
    At 13-years-old, Amy Alden's mom was killed in an auto wreck in New Zealand. This sends the teen to Canada to live with her father, Thomas, an oddball inventor who she hardly knows. Unhappy about her new living situation, things eventually change when Alden discovers a nest of abandoned goose eggs. When the eggs hatch, guess who they claim as their mama? It's none other than the 13-year-old Alden.
    Considering the birds need to fly south for the winter, Amy and her dad are tasked with figuring out a plan to get these winged beauties to their destination.
    Doc Hollywood to the rescue
    Page 2 of 2 - WHAT Doc Hollywood in concert
    WHEN 9:30 p.m., Friday
    WHERE Fire & Ice at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, 1131 North Dupont Highway, Dover
    INFO Visit doverdowns.com or call 674-4600
    Adored for its shenanigans on stage, Doc Hollywood has constructed a diverse set list of covers that pulls from just about every genre.
    Doc Hollywood will usher in a night of old school and modern covers at the Fire & Ice Lounge at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino on Friday.
    The band's catalog includes eclectic covers like Travie McCoy's "Billionaire," Wild Cherry's "Play that Funky Music," Daft Punk's "Get Lucky," Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire," Fleetwood Mac's "Get On Your Way," Katy Perry's "California Girls," Pitbull's "Feel This Moment" and The Isley Brother's "Shout."

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