The 40th District Democrat Dinner will be held at Laurel American Legion Home
Saturday, June 17, 6 p.m. John Carney, candidate for lieutenant governor, will
speak. Tickets are $25 a person. For ticket information call 875-2674.
Stadium to host March of Dimes
The Sussex County chapter of the March of Dimes will sponsor a bus to Perdue
Stadium, Salisbury, Saturday, June 17, for a game between the Delmarva Shorebirds
and the Asheville Tourists. Game time is 7:05 p.m. and fireworks will follow the
final out. The bus will leave from Cool Branch. For details, call 629-0110.
Humorists to tour towns
The Delaware Humanities Forum is presenting Great American Humorists featuring
Chautauqua raconteur Mark Twain, New Yorker magazine wits James Thurber and Dorothy
Parker, cowboy philosopher Will Rogers and poet Langston Hughes.
All shows and workshops are free. Local performances will be as follows:
Wednesday, June 28, 'Women's Humor in American Culture,' 10 a.m., Methodist Manor
'Stories I Wrote for Kids' (James Thurber), 10 a.m., Seaford District Library,
402 N. Porter St., Seaford.
'Mark Twain Tells Stories From Tom Sawyer,' for children, 10:30 a.m., Laurel
Public Library, 101 E. Fourth St., Laurel.
Mark Twain will be played by George Frein, director of the National Chautauqua
Tour and professor emeritus of philosophy and religion at the University of North
Dakota, Grand Forks. For details, call 800-752-2060.
Tickets on sale for pageant
Tickets are on sale for the annual Miss Delaware Pageant set for Friday, June 9, and Saturday,
June 10, at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. The pageant will feature Susan Powell, Miss
America 1981, as mistress of ceremonies, Miss Delaware 1985 Michelle Harris Anderson and reigning
Miss Delaware 1999 Kama Boland.
Tickets can be obtained via the Miss Delaware web site at
www.missdelaware.org. Advanced ticket orders will be available for pick up at the Will-Call Office
of the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center on the evening of June 9. For more information, call
Susan McNeill at 302-996-9088.
Chicken Fest to be in Berlin
The 52nd annual Delmarva Chicken Festival will be June 9 and 10 in Berlin, Md. All activities,
including a carnival, will take place along Main Street in historic downtown Berlin. Features
will include an arts and crafts show, home and trade show, entertainment and wide selection of
food choices, as well as children's activities. The Delmarva Chicken Festival is sponsored by
Delmarva Poultry Industry, Inc. For additional information, call 302-856-9037 or 410-641-4775.
Festival to be full of hot air
The 11th annual Delmarva Hot Air Balloon & Craft Festival will take place on June 9 and 10 at
424 Mulberry St., Milton. On Friday, June 9, the festival will run from noon to 9 p.m. and on
Saturday the event will run from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The festival will have 150 craft, art and
antique dealers. It will feature a large selection of food choices including funnel cakes,
pork BBQ, cheesesteaks, chilidogs and homemade lemonade. The event costs $3 per car. A limited
number of balloon rides are offered at $150 per person. For the children there will be carnival
rides, inflatibles, face painting and rock climbing.
Arsenic and Old Lace to open
Tickets are now on sale for the Possum Point Players' summer comedy "Arsenic and Old Lace,"
a tale of two innocent old ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and
religiously "acceptable" roomers. The play will be presented on June 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 8 p.m.,
and on June 18 and 30 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $11 each and senior/student discounts are available
for the matinee performances only. Tickets may be reserved by calling Possum Point Players'
ticketline at 302-856-4560.