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  • 3 can't-miss events in Dover this weekend for May 16-18

  • These three events have your name on them for the weekend of May 16-18.
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  • WHAT Fifer Orchards’ Strawberry Festival
    WHERE 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday
    WHEN Fifer Orchards, 1919 Allabands Mill Road, Camden-Wyoming
    COST Free admission
    INFO Visit fiferorchards.com or call 697-2141
    Whereas Steve Jobs gloried the apple and Georgia has recognized the peach as its state fruit, Fifer Orchards in Camden-Wyoming has created an annual tradition that places the strawberry on a pedestal.
    Offering an array of delicious eats prepared with strawberries, Fifer’s Strawberry Festival on Saturday will paint Camden-Wyoming red from the morning to early evening. Some of the strawberry varieties featured will include Fifer Orchards’ strawberry ice cream, shortcakes by the Frankfurt Bakery & Deli, pulled pork covered in strawberry barbeque sauce by Meat Mechanics BBQ and strawberry crepes by Little Richards.
    Festivalgoers can also hand-pick their own strawberries at the event.
    But more than just a food affair, the Strawberry Festival includes live music and children’s activities such as pony rides, a petting zoo, barrel train rides, a wall for rock climbing and more.
    Concert for a Cure at Cowboy Up
    WHAT Concert for a Cure featuring Taylor Payton
    WHEN 2 p.m., Sunday
    WHERE Cowboy Up Saloon, 1036 Lafferty Lane, Dover
    COST $20 per person or $70 for a family-four pack
    INFO Visit loggdawg.com or call (302) 264-9322
    Burgeoning country singer Taylor Payton will play a benefit concert at the Cowboy Up Saloon on Saturday, with proceeds benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
    Dubbed “Concert for a Cure,” every ticket purchased from the event will be entered to win an autographed guitar. There will also be a Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle, as well as Concert For A Cure t-shirts.
    The event is presented by Cowboy Up, WDSD and Loggdawg Entertainment.
    Payton, who dropped her debut album “Shine” in 2011, has performed at a number of notable music festivals and has opened for major country artists such as Colt Ford, Merle Haggard, Charlie Daniels and Pam Tillis.
    Be on the lookout for Payton’s second album, slated for release this spring.
    Saved by the bells
    WHAT Capital Ringers in concert
    WHEN 7 p.m., Sunday
    Page 2 of 2 - WHERE Grace Presbyterian Church, 350 McKee Road, Dover
    COST $10 per person or $25 per family
    INFO Visit capitalringers.org or call 734-8150
    The Capital Ringers will display the art of handbell-ringing at Grace Presbyterian Church on Sunday for its Reflections spring concert.
    The Capital Ringers’ repertoire includes patriotic favorites, classical music, rock ‘n’ roll, sacred hymns and pop hits from artists such as Lady Gaga, Green Day, Carly Rae Jepsen, Adele and The Beach Boys.
    A silent auction will take place before the concert at 6:30 p.m.
    The Capital Ringers are an auditioned community handbell ensemble featuring six octaves of Schulmerich handbells and five-and-half octaves of Malmark handchimes. Dedicated to musical excellence and service to the community, through educational outreach, the ensemble gives artistic handbell performances to celebrate the love of handbell ringing.
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