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Christmas Boutique &?Book sale to benefit Cape Henlopen

The Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park (FOCHSP) will hold their Annual Christmas Boutique & Book Sale on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Officer’s Club in the park.

Clean your fish, and eat it, too, at Gilled to Grilled events

Life-Saving Station offers new workshop

Eight whole rockfish laid on cutting boards as a roomful of people nervously picked up their knives. They had never fileted a fish before, but were ready to try at the “Gilled to Grilled” workshop at Indian River Life-Saving Station.

Ovation Dinner Theatre now showing Mafia Murder Mystery

Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : Lenne Sirasky portrays Don Clamato in Ovation Dinner Theatre's production of Mafia Murders Mystery.Coastal Point • R. Chris Clark : Lenne Sirasky portrays Don Clamato in Ovation Dinner Theatre's production of Mafia Murders Mystery.Ovation Dinner Theatre is spicing up local restaurants with “Mafia Murder Mystery,” offering patrons dinner and a show with their interactive “whodunit” production.

“It’s a lot more energy than your typical production,” said co-owner Lenne Sirasky. “The entire audience is involved to some degree. They are incorporated in the play, and the audience is intrigued by their character. It all leads to the audience patrons trying to guess who did it.”

With live performance dinners at local area restaurants that can seat more than 100 people, Sirasky said that it’s usually around 10 to 12 patrons who get to participate in more substantial roles, along with the cast of about six to eight actors. “They get a short script, costume and props,” Sirasky explained.

Caribbean Christmas fundraiser set for December 6

The Quiet Resorts Charitable Foundation (QRCF) announced this week that the 10th annual Caribbean Christmas will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Mango’s, located at Garfield Parkway and the boardwalk in downtown Bethany Beach.

Ryan offers talk focusing on female spymasters during the Civil War

“Let’s go back in history,” is a phrase Tom Ryan often says at the beginning of his presentations about the Civil War.

Clear Space to present holiday musical ‘She Loves Me’

Actors at the Clear Space Theatre Company of Rehoboth Beach are currently in rehearsal for their upcoming holiday musical “She Loves Me.”

Return Day a unique Sussex County tradition

As time-honored Delaware traditions go, Return Day may be the most unique of them all.

Halloween night offers plenty of entertainment locally

Big ghouls and little alike — Are you prepared for Halloween tonight?

With official times for trick-or-treating in the area being set for the evening of Friday, Oct. 31, more people are being afforded the opportunity to get out in their neighborhoods, visit friends and family, show off their costumes and collect a few (or many) goodies.

Launch party set for Sunday to celebrate ‘The Boardwalk’

Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach will host a party Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. to celebrate the launch of “The Boardwalk,” a collection of short stories set in Rehoboth that was recently published by Cat & Mouse Press. The book contains winning entries from the 2014 Rehoboth Beach Reads Short Story Contest.

Christian book sale set for Nov. 8 in Georgetown

Christian authors from Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey are heading to Georgetown for Delaware’s largest Christian book sale, The Book Event, on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thrills and chills return to Roxana Haunted Forest

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the forest… The Roxana Volunteer Fire Company still has two weekends of Haunted Forest fun to go. Resurrected last fall, the Roxana Haunted Forest is already becoming a thrilling annual tradition once again, after an almost 10-year hiatus.

Launch party for ‘The Boardwalk’ set for Sunday, Nov. 2

Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach will host a party Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. to celebrate the launch of “The Boardwalk,” a collection of short stories set in Rehoboth that was recently published by Cat & Mouse Press. The book contains winning entries from the 2014 Rehoboth Beach Reads Short Story Contest.

Bethany Beach Books offering Halloween-themed stories

Children’s storytime in conjunction with festival

Joining in with Bethany Beach’s Wags, Witches & Warlocks festival on Saturday, Oct. 25, Bethany Beach Books will be hosting a children’s Halloween Storytime at noon.

Girls’ Night Out coming to Frankford with author Megan Hart

Author Megan Hart will headline a night of cocktails and romance literature at the Frankford Public Library on Nov. 1. Women can meet the New York Times-bestselling and Romantic Times award-winning author at Girls’ Night Out that Saturday, from 7 to 10 p.m.

Punkin Chunkin pos’poned to November of nex’ year

Logistics of move cause frustration

Punkin Chunkin organizers recently announced that the event was being moved out of Sussex County, and now, it’s been moved right out of 2014, as well. The pumpkin-flinging festival, which was to begin its first season at Dover International Speedway on Oct. 24 to 26, 2014, has instead been postponed to Nov. 6 to 8, 2015.

‘Grab a drink, grab a brush and let the fun begin’

Special to the Coastal Point • Christina Weaver : Six ladies from the Millsboro area’s ‘Girls Night Out’ group pose with their finished paintings during PaintNite at Smitty McGee’s near Fenwick Island.Special to the Coastal Point • Christina Weaver : Six ladies from the Millsboro area’s ‘Girls Night Out’ group pose with their finished paintings during PaintNite at Smitty McGee’s near Fenwick Island.It was in May when Dawn McGee, owner of West Fenwick Island’s Smitty McGee’s, got an unsolicited email about PaintNite Delaware and its slogan, “Grab a Drink, Grab a Brush and Let the Fun Begin.”

“‘What do you think?’ I asked two older men, regular customers, who happened to be sitting at the bar,” recalled McGee. “And when they both agreed, ‘That’s a hit,’ I decided to follow up.”

McGee’s office is located on the side of the building adjacent to the Lucky Dining Room. Previously at this time of the year, after the crowds have left, the room was always quiet. “But now every Wednesday evening and Thursday afternoon, I hear happy sounds of lots of people having a good time and laughing,” she said.

“I was surprised how many visitors came in the summer for the Thursday afternoon classes, as a break from the beach. Now the afternoon sessions provide a perfect activity for stay-at-home moms before the kids get home. And they all get to take home their own signed masterpiece,” she added.

PaintNite involves a social atmosphere in which an instructor and an assistant teach groups of people, seated at long tables, how to paint specifically designed paintings. Each participant starts with a blank 16-by-20-inch canvas on an easel, three different-sized brushes, a paper plate with squirts of the different colors of acrylic paint needed, a cup of water to clean the brushes… and a glass of one’s beverage of choice.

Beebe Ball to help fund 3D mammography technology

Organizers of the Beebe Medical Foundation’s 27th Annual Beebe Ball are inviting everyone to “An evening aboard the Orient Express,” to take place Nov. 1 at the Rehoboth Convention Center.

MSO to feature ‘Viennese Heroes’ for premiere of 2014-2015 season

Maestro Julien Benichou, now in his ninth year as music director and conductor of the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, has planned a series of concerts for 2014-2015 titled “A Glorious Journey.” The season will showcase music from Vienna to London and from Leipzig to Paris.

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