Here are some fun events in Dover that you might want to consider diving into this weekend.
Pushed 'To the Max’ on the dance floor
WHAT To The Max in concert
WHEN 9:30 p.m., Saturday
WHERE Fire & Ice Lounge at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, 1131 North Dupont Highway, Dover
INFO Visit doverdowns.com or call 674-4600
Every "I" gets dotted, all "T’s" get crossed and no stone is left unturned during a performance by To The Max.
A club and dance band, To The Max is a six-to-10-piece outfit that plays the top national hits with a precision and pride that leaves audiences thirsting for more. The polished crew also pays tribute to a variety of musical genres that includes classical, waltz and jazz. And it doesn’t hurt that To The Max features a dancing brass section with choreographed moves.
To The Max will overwhelm the crowd at the Fire & Ice Lounge of Dover Downs Hotel & Casino on Saturday.
Some of the band’s notable achievements include it playing worldwide in Japan, Africa, Turkey. In addition, the band has shared the stage with comedian Joe Piscopo played. To the Max has also performed for President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore.
Kids get 'toasty'
WHAT Story time with author Susan Wiggin Infante
WHEN 3:30 p.m., Saturday
WHERE Kent County Public Library, 497 S. Red Haven Lane, Dover
INFO For more information, call 698-6440
Spend some time with the kids this weekend and join author Susan Wiggin Infante on Saturday at the Kent County Public Library for story time. Kids are invited to take an adventure with Wiggin Infante’s book "Tater’s Totally Tasty Toast" as she encourages youngsters to follow their dreams and try something new. "Tater’s Totally Tasty Toast” is a bright, full-color book featuring Tater the Tootle and his best friend Foofie. In this adventure, Tater has high hopes of opening his "Totally Terrific Tasty Toast” stand smack-dab in the middle of downtown Tootle Town. The 32-page children’s book is intended for kids ages 8 or younger. Copies of “Tater’s Totally Tasty Toast” will be available for sale and signing after the event.
Revisiting history of wooden bridges
WHAT "America’s Covered Bridges: From Vital Mode of Transportation to Nostalgic Symbol of the Past," featuring Ed Okonowicz
WHEN 1 p.m., Saturday
WHERE Biggs Museum of American Art, 406 Federal St., Dover
INFO Visit biggsmuseum.org or call 674-2111
While many wooden-covered bridges have become obsolete, three still exist in Delaware.
Storyteller and folklorist Ed Okonowicz will discuss the feeling of nostalgia surrounding these covered bridges, how they’ve become sources of community pride, stimulate local tourism and encourage a deeper understanding of our local history in a program titled "America’s Covered Bridges: From Vital Mode of Transportation to Nostalgic Symbol" at the Biggs Museum of American Art on Saturday. As a fun fact, the first covered bridge was built in Philadelphia, Pa., in the early 19th century to provide protection to the wood and increase longevity. The practice of building wooden-covered bridges spread quickly throughout the country. With the availability of iron in the 1830s, wooden bridges quickly became obsolete. Okonowicz will explain more about these wonders in “America’s Covered Bridges” this weekend.