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Celebrate the Sea Services during Fleet Week New York– May 20-26, 2015Mid

 The guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) transits the Hudson River during the Parade of Ships. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class David Danals/Released)

The guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) transits the Hudson River during the Parade of Ships. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class David Danals/Released)

Fleet Week New York, now in its 27th year, is scheduled to take place May 20-26, 2015. The weeklong celebration is the city’s time-honored celebration of the sea services, and an unparalleled opportunity for the visitors from the Mid-Atlantic region to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness firsthand the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services. Fleet Week New York has been held nearly every year since 1984, and it is anticipated that nearly 1,500 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will participate this year.

In addition to public visitation of participating ships and military band concerts, there will be numerous exhibits and aviation demonstrations throughout the week showcasing the latest technology of the maritime services and the skilled expertise of our dedicated service members. Or, you can take a “Selfie With a Sailor” to send to all your friends.

Three U.S. Navy (USN) ships, four U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) Yard Patrol boats, and two U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) cutters will participate in the 2015 Fleet Week New York, beginning with the Parade of Ships, May 20.

Public visitation on USN ships and USCG cutters in Manhattan and Staten Island begins Thursday, May 21 and continues through Monday, May 25; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Public visitation on USNA Yard Patrol boats runs Thursday through Friday, May 22; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Visitors are reminded that lines may be capped early so that the last people in line have an opportunity to complete their tours.

USS San Antonio (LPD 17) and USCG cutter Spencer (WMEC 905) will be moored at Pier 92 in Manhattan; USS Barry (DDG 52), USS Stout (DDG 55), and USCG cutter Sturgeon Bay (WTGB 109), will be moored at The USS Sullivans Pier at the Staten Island Homeport; and the USNA Yard Patrol boats will be moored at Pier 86 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Spencer and the USNA Yard Patrol boats are scheduled to depart on Saturday, May 23.

 Sailors spell out the message "I Love New York," on the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Aaron Glover (RELEASED)

Sailors spell out the message “I Love New York,” on the flight deck aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Aaron Glover (RELEASED)

Visitors should plan to wear comfortable clothing and shoes. All bags and/or camera cases will be searched prior to entering. Ships are considered an industrial environment and guests are encouraged to avoid open-toed sandals, high-heels, necklaces or other items that can get caught, as well as bags that are too heavy to carry comfortably. Sunscreen and/or sunglasses are advised.

There is no age requirement to tour USN, USNA and USCG ships during Fleet Week New York, however, adult visitors over the age of 18 are required to show a valid state or federal issued picture I.D. prior to touring. Additionally, tours may not be appropriate for small children or those with certain medical conditions. Strollers or baby carriages are permitted on the pier, but not allowed on the ships.

USN, USNA and USCG ships are not handicap accessible. The pier facilities in both Manhattan and Staten Island – including the exhibit, observation, refreshment, and restroom areas – are handicap accessible.

Photography is permitted aboard the ships during tours, however, photos of security personnel or procedures are prohibited.

Bottles, cans or containers of any type; banners, posters or signs of any type; mace, pepper spray, or other defensive sprays or chemicals; knives, firearms, fireworks or any explosive; illegal drugs or paraphernalia; flammable liquids or aerosol spray cans; club weapons; and animals are not permitted. Smoking is also not permitted aboard any ship or anywhere near the piers. The USN, USNA, and USCG reserve the right to prohibit other items not listed above. 

Food will not be available on the ships, but visitors will be able to purchase bottled water and some food items at concession stands on the piers.

In addition to public visitation of participating ships, there will be numerous exhibits and aviation demonstrations throughout the week showing off the latest technology of the maritime services and the skilled expertise of our service members.

Events include:

Thursday, May 21st

• Noon – 12:30 p.m., Coney Island, New York – U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) will conduct a Search and Rescue demo in the water off of Coney Island for visitors to see. Event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, May 23rd

• 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, New York – USN (10 a.m. – noon, including MH-60S helicopters) and USMC (noon – 2 p.m., including MV-22 Osprey, CH-46E Sea Knight, and AH-1W SuperCobra aircraft) will display aviation and operational equipment. USN EOD personnel will also be in attendance. After the air demo, USN and USMC helicopters will land and be available for display. U.S. Navy Band Northeast “Show Band” will perform. Event is free and open to the public.

• Noon – 12:30 p.m., Pier 92, Manhattan, New York – USCG will conduct a Search and Rescue demo in the water off of Manhattan for visitors to see. Event is free and open to the public.

Sunday, May 24th

• 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Rye Playland, Rye, New York – Event will include a ceremony in honor of Memorial Day at 11:45 a.m. followed by a barbecue for veterans and their families. A USMC Aviation/Marine Air-Ground Task Force demo will take place from 2 – 4 p.m. including MV-22 Osprey, CH-46E Sea Knight, and AH-1W SuperCobra aircraft. Event is free and open to the public.

• Noon – 12:30 p.m., USS The Sullivans Pier, Staten Island, New York – USCG will conduct a Search and Rescue demo in the water off of Staten Island Homeport for visitors to see. Event is free and open to the public.

Monday, May 25th

• 1:30 – 2 p.m., Pier 86, Manhattan, New York – USCG will conduct a Search and Rescue demo in the water off of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Pier for visitors to see. Event is free and open to the public.

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A U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal team demonstrates how troops can be inserted into a remote area during a joint air and ground demonstration during Fleet Week New York (FWNY). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Magen Weatherwax/Released)

• 2 – 5 p.m., Glen Island Park, New Rochelle, New York – USMC Aviation/Marine Air-Ground Task Force demo including MV-22 Osprey, CH-46E Sea Knight, and AH-1W SuperCobra aircraft. The event will showcase airborne insertion and extraction of aircraft with combat equipped Marines. Event is free and open to the public.

• 11 a.m., Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Manhattan, New York – A missing man formation aerial salute comprised of FA-18 Super Hornets based out of Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Va. will be performed in conjunction with the Intrepid Memorial Day Commemoration at Pier 86.

• 1:10 p.m. Citi Field, Flushing, New York – Two FA-18 Super Hornets based out of Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Va. will fly over the annual New York Mets/USO Military Appreciation Day at Citi Field, signifying the start of the game. The Mets will take on the Philadelphia Phillies. The Joint Service Color Guard will present colors, and a member of Navy Band Northeast will sing the national anthem.

In addition to showcasing the world’s largest maritime force, the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) are scheduled to host a variety of music concerts featuring Navy Band Northeast and the USMC Band, May 18-25, in celebration of the 2015 Fleet Week New York.

Sailors assigned to the Navy Band Northeast perform for guests on Pier 92 during the parade of ships. US Navy photo taken by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephen M. Votaw/Released)

Sailors assigned to the Navy Band Northeast perform for guests on Pier 92 during the parade of ships. US Navy photo taken by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephen M. Votaw/Released)

Events include:

Monday, May 18th

• 4 – 5 p.m., Brooklyn Central Library, Brooklyn, New York – Navy Band Northeast “Pops Ensemble” will perform a public concert at the Brooklyn Central Library, located at 10 Grand Army Plaza. Comprised of 35 talented professional Navy musicians from across the country, the band performs a wide variety of musical styles, specializing in traditional concert band literature, popular standards, jazz and patriotic favorites. Event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, May 19th

• 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., Bryant Park, Manhattan – Navy Band Northeast “Pops Ensemble” will perform. Comprised of 35 talented professional Navy musicians from across the country, the band performs a wide variety of musical styles, specializing in traditional concert band literature, popular standards, jazz and patriotic favorites. Event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, May 21st

• 6:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Bryant Park, Manhattan – USMC will host Marine Day in Bryant Park featuring boot camp style exercise session (6:30 a.m.), followed by USMC displays, demonstrations and a performance by the USMC Band. Event is free and open to the public.

Friday, May 22nd

• 5 – 7:30 p.m., Military Island, Times Square – Navy Band Northeast’s “Rhode Island Sound” and the USMC Band will perform at Military Island in Times Square. The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Silent Drill Team will also perform. Line-up: USCG Silent Drill Team – 5 – 5:30 p.m.; Navy Band Northeast’s “Rhode Island Sound” – 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.; USMC Band – 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.. Event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, May 23rd

• 10 a.m. – noon, Eisenhower Park, East Meadow, New York – Navy Band Northeast “Brass Band” will perform. Event is free and open to the public.

• 5 – 6:30 p.m., Military Island, Times Square – Navy Band Northeast’s “Rhode Island Sound” will perform at Military Island in Times Square. The USCG Silent Drill Team will also perform. Line-up: USCG Silent Drill Team – 5 – 5:30 p.m.; Navy Band Northeast’s “Rhode Island Sound” – 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Event is free and open to the public.

Sunday, May 24th

• 1 – 2:30 p.m., Military Island, Times Square – Navy Band Northeast’s “Brass Band” will perform at Military Island in Times Square. The USCG Silent Drill Team will also perform. Line-up: Navy Band Northeast’s “Brass Band” – 1 – 2 p.m.; USCG Silent Drill Team – 2 – 2:30 p.m. Event is free and open to the public.

• 1 – 5 p.m., Fleet Week New York Community Music Festival, Flagship Brewery, Staten Island, New York – Navy Band Northeast’s “Rhode Island Sound” will perform from 3:30 – 5 p.m. Local bands will also perform. Event is free and open to the public.

Monday, May 25th

• 1:10 p.m. Citi Field, Flushing, New York –The Mets will take on the Philadelphia Phillies. The Joint Service Color Guard will present colors, and a member of Navy Band Northeast will sing the national anthem.

For up-to-date information on all Fleet Week events, visit the official Fleet Week New York website at http://www.fleetweeknewyork.com, “Like” FleetWeekNewYork on Facebook, or “Follow” @FleetWeekNYC on Twitter. Fleet Week New York photos can be viewed on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/fwnypao. Join the conversation on social media by using #FleetWeekNYC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Outfitting Outlander: What’s Under Those Kilts? Find Out at the Prince Frederick Library, MD

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Image Courtesy of Calvert Library

Legions of fans revel in the fabulous storytelling, unforgettable character and historical detail found in Diane Gabaldon’s New Your Times bestselling Outlander series. The depth of passion and history has earned the praise of critics and fans alike, as they follow the adventures of two star crossed lover, Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser.

The popularity of the novels have spurred interest in STARZ Network Outlander TV series. Just how accurate are those props though? Join Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory Federal Curator Sara Rivers Cofield at the Prince Frederick Library May 7, 2015, and find out how the Outlander program’s costumes and objects compare to 18th century artifacts recovered by archaeologists throughout Maryland such as table glass, medicine containers, horse tack, architecture, weaponry, clothing, and more.

For more information http://calvert.lib.md.us/events.html

Location: Prince Frederick Library

850 Costley Way | Prince Frederick, MD | (410) 535-0291 or (301) 855-1862

Cost: Free


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D.G. YUENGLING & SON AND ARTSQUEST MAKE 2014 OKTOBERFEST AT STEELSTACKS FREE

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Image Courtesy of ArtsQuest

October 3-5 & 10-12, Festival will not require an admission fee

When Oktoberfest presented by Yuengling gets underway Oct. 3, the festival will be free for the first time in its history thanks to the Pottsville-based D.G. Yuengling & Son.

As part of this year’s Oktoberfest presented by Yuengling, guests will find a number of new attractions and activities to enjoy and explore. These include a free Penn State-Michigan football game viewing party on the Levitt Pavilion Lawn Oct. 11, and a new craft brewers’ village presented by the Brewers of Pennsylvania at PNC Plaza at SteelStacks on both weekends. The festival is also adding pairing experiences featuring great German food and beverages, as well as a new Yuengling Oktoberfest 5k on Oct. 5. The 5k race has already attracted more than 2,000 entrants.

2014 Oktoberfest presented by Yuengling
October 3-5 & 10-12
Hours
Fridays: 5-11pm
Saturdays: 12-11pm
Sundays: 12-8pm
http://www.artsquest.org/festivals/oktoberfest/

Music Performance Schedules:

Friday, October 3
Crazy Hearts
5:30-9:30pm | FestHalle Tent
Crazy Hearts is one of the most popular country bands in the Lehigh Valley and Eastern Pennsylvania. Crazy Hearts’ high energy, heart pumpin’, foot stompin’ country music will have you singing along and dancing all night to the latest covers of George Strait, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, and Taylor Swift to name a few.

Brosky/Meyer Band
6:00-8:30pm | TD Bank Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square
Lehigh Valley icon Steve Brosky teams up with Jimmy Meyer Extraordinaire (honorably mentioned in “the rock n’ roll hall of fame” with corporate band “The Difference”). From the very start they had “it”, call it chemistry, ying and yang or peanut butter and jelly…however you say it , “it’s” their’s!

The Remnants
9:00-11:00pm | TD Bank Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square
The Remnants (previously known as Good Time Charlie) is a Blues/Garage/Rock band. Their motto is “Good People…Good Music….Good Time!”

Saturday, October 4

Chardon Polka Band
12:00-3:00pm | FestHalle Tent
The Chardon Polka Band’s own distinctive brand of oom-pah combines traditional with zany. While the group seeks to keep old time polka music alive, they do it with their own unique attitude and liveliness.

The BC Combo
12:00-3:00pm | TD Bank Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square
The BC Combo is a highly respected group of singer-songwriters who bring their wealth of experience and passion to Blues, Jazz, Swing, Folk, R&B, Soul and more.

The Philadelphia German Brass Band
3:30-6:30pm | FestHalle Tent
Founded in 1935, the Philadelphia German Brass Band is dedicated to upholding the tradition and fostering the continued development of authentic German, Eastern European and American brass band music.

Common Bond
3:30- 7:00pm | TD Bank Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square
Common Bond entertains with a blend of hits from the ’60s to the present including disco, R&B, Motown and Swing.

The Mighty Manatees
7:00-10:00pm | FestHalle Tent
The Mighty Manatees are a group of musicians who play a style known as “dreadneck” music. It is a blend of country, blues, rock, and reggae.

Sunday, October 5

Polkadelphia
10:30am-12:00pm | FestHalle Tent
Not your ordinary oompah band, Polkadelphia plays both traditional oompah tunes as well as modern cover songs by artists like Radiohead and the Beatles.

Ricky Smith & the Crush
12:00-2:00pm | TD Bank Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square
Ricky Smith & The Crush plays a great variety of dance music from Buddy Holly to Green Day, The Stray Cats and more. Ricky brings spirits back to life with his Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix styles.

The Polka Brothers
12:30-4:30pm | FestHalle Tent
The Polka Brothers are a four man band of young polka lovers, out to spread the joy of polka, one wild party at a time.

The GTV Almrausch Schuhplattlers
Playing during The Polka Brothers set breaks
Based in Philadelphia, the G.T.V. Almrausch is one of the oldest Schuhplattler Vereine in North America.

Andrew Portz Band
2:30-4:30pm | TD Bank Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square
Andrew Portz has captured the sounds of today’s most adventurous indie pop rock and Americana’s purest songwriting traditions to put fouth a sound that will take you back…and lead you forward.

M80
5:00-8:00pm | FestHalle Tent
An energetic mix of Modern-Dance, Pop & Rock covers with THE VERY BEST OF THE 80’s smash hits to keep crowds singing and dancing

Swift Technique
5:00-8:00pm | TD Bank Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square
Swift Technique, based in Philly, strives to push the musical boundaries in the current music scene. Through the fusion of funk, soul and rock, Swift Technique can be enjoyed collectively by all people. With hard grooves and soulful hooks, Swift Tech will have everyone up and dancing.

Friday, October 10

Alex Meixner Band
5:30-9:30pm | FestHalle Tent
The Alex Meixner band is equally at home playing a traditional Oktoberfest or amped up Rocktoberfest while also having the ability to meld into a swinging jazz combo, gypsy world-beat band, authentic European folk ensemble or smoking zydeco-blues group at the drop of a hat

Lou Franco Project
6:00 – 8:30pm | TD Bank Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square
Philadelphia native Lou Franco takes the word “virtuoso” to a whole new level with his classic rock influenced guitar stylings.

Wild Adriatic
9:00-11:00pm | TD Bank Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square
Wild Adriatic is a dynamic rock and soul trio from Upstate New York, crafting a powerful yet subtle sound rooted in the basics of American rock and soul music. With a compellingly honest and raw live show, the band has been successfully making friends and fans across the country since January 2011.

Saturday, October 11

John Stevens’ Doubleshot
12:00-3:00pm | FestHalle Tent
John Stevens’ Doubleshot is a polka band that can mix up their music to fit any occasion.

Dina Hall and Christine Havrilla
12:00-3:00pm | TD Bank Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square
Dina Hall is an award-winning singer/songwriter who recently released “Logic and the Heart” – a stunning album that blends folk/rock and Americana instrumentation with intimately powerful vocals. Christine Havrilla, a Philadelphia native, who has six studio albums, three EPs, and over a decade of touring under her belt, continues to venture out under “Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz”, showcasing ALL of her music with new twists.

The Apple Strudel Gang
3:30-6:30pm | FestHalle Tent
The Apple Strudel Gang is an authentic German band with a bit of the American Songbook thrown in.

The GTV Almrausch Schuhplattlers
Playing during The Apple Sturdel Gang’s set breaks
Based in Philadelphia, the G.T.V. Almrausch is one of the oldest Schuhplattler Vereine in North America.

Call Your Mama
3:30-6:30pm | TD Bank Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square
This 7-member band covers a wide variety of pop/rock and dance music.

Igor and the Red Elvises
7:00-10:00pm | FestHalle Tent
Siberian surf “rokenrol” that has been conquering the hearts of screaming fans all over the world for more than 15 years.
The Whiskey Uproar
7:00-10:00pm | TD Bank Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square
The Whiskey Uproar takes your modern alternative songs and naturally brings a powerful rocking sound and performance. Powerful vocals, heavy hitting drums, soulful melodies, and groovy rhythms are things you will notice that will make you want to get up, dance, and sing along with this band.

Sunday, October 12

Fritz’s Polka Band
12:00-3:30pm | FestHalle Tent
Jagermeister-sponsored Fritz’s Polka Band plays everything from modern-style polka to country to rock and even blues, resulting in an eclectic mix of musical styles.

Friday’s Child
12:00-2:30pm | TD Bank Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square
Friday’s Child is a New Jersey-based rock band that formed in the late 1990s.

Billy Bauer Band
3:00-5:30pm | TD Bank Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square
With a sound like the Goo Goo Dolls and Dave Matthews Band, this group has opened for Uncle Kracker and O.A.R.

The Uptown Band
4:00-8:00pm | FestHalle Tent
An explosive, melodic and grooving mix of Jazz, Funk, Rock, and Pop.

The Romantic Era
6:00-7:30pm | TD Bank Community Stage on the Air Products Town Square
A pop rock band from Pennsylvania, The Romantic Era has won multiple awards, sold thousands of albums, and rocked hundreds of stages.


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Sunfest Celebrates Great Sunny Days in Ocean City, MD

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FIREWORKS: Thursday 10:05PM.
BEACH LASER LIGHT SHOWS: Saturday 9PM, 9:30PM, 10PM and 10:30PM
Rated #1 of the 100 Best Classic & Contemporary Craft Shows in the country by “Sunshine Artist Magazine
– America’s Premier Art & Craft Show Magazine”

Summer may be officially over, but there are still more sunny days ahead for beach lovers of all ages. September 18-21, 2014, be sure to check out Sunfest, celebrating its 40th year as Ocean City’s biggest and best festival.

Sunfest artists will delight your senses with their art and craft creations. Demonstrating artists will amaze you with their unique talents. Over 30 food vendors will awaken your taste buds with delicious foods from famous Eastern Shore delicacies to pit beef, gyros, Asian cuisine and many more. Enjoy free live entertainment on two stages all day long. Children will enjoy hayrides and inflatables on the beach. Sunfest 2014 has something for everyone.

Admission to the four-day event is free. All entertainment is free with the exception of the headline acts, which start at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, enjoy an evening of classic soul hits with the Righteous Brothers’ Bill Medley. Friday night is hot country night with Eric Paslay and Parmalee. Rick Springfield will be rocking the Sunfest tents on Saturday night. Tickets will be on sale at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center Box Office Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or by contacting TicketMaster at 1-800-551-SEAT or http://www.ticketmaster.com.

Image Courtesy of Ocean City, MD

Image Courtesy of Ocean City, MD

For more information, call 800-626-2326.
Sunfest 40th Anniversary Ocean City MD
September 18 – 21, 2014
Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunfest Transportation Sunfest Ocean City Maryland
The Sunfest Express offers direct service for festival attendees traveling from the Roland E. Powell Convention Center to the Inlet Parking Lot. This is a non-stop express route that takes you directly to the Sunfest grounds for only $3 all day or $1 per boarding. Parking is free at the Convention Center south lot. Shuttles departs the lot every 30 minutes from 9:00 a.m. until 30 minutes following the end of the evening’s last concert, Thursday through Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Ride the Boardwalk tram directly to the Sunfest grounds for only $3 per person one-way. The tram runs from 10 a.m. to midnight on Thursday, Friday & Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Due to limited parking around the festival, and for your convenience, park your vehicle for free at the following locations and ride the bus –
It’s the way to go! $3 all day or $1 per boarding
* Northside Park on 125th Street
* Municipal Lot at 100th Street.

Take advantage of the Town’s Park & Ride location on Route 50 in West Ocean City. Park your car for free and hop on the non-stop shuttle to Sunfest $3 all day for $1 per boarding..
If you require special assistance with handicapped transportation, please call 410-723-1606.
While at Sunfest, be sure to visit the Official Event Merchandise Tent located just inside the Main Entrance. Don’t forget your official 2014 Sunfest tee. Youth and Adult sizes through 4XL are available. .

ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE:
THURSDAY, SEPT 18
OUTDOOR
10:00 – Opening Ceremony
11:30 – Natty Beaux
1:30 – Frakie & The Pack
3:30 – Rick K & The Allnighters
5:15 – Teenage Rust
6:30 – Jesse Garron’s Tribute to Elvis

INDOOR
10:30 – Rick K & The Allnighters
12:30 – Recreation Dancers
2:30 – Natty Beaux
4:30 – Frankie & The Pack
8:00 – Righteous Brothers’ Bill Medley (ticketed performance)

FRIDAY, SEPT 19
OUTDOOR
11:00 – Randy Lee Ashcraft & The Saltwater Cowboys
1:00 – The Stickers
3:00 – The Galaxy Collective
5:00 – Front Page News
6:30 – The Stickers

INDOOR
10:00 – The Janitors
12:00 – Rick K & The Allnighters
2:00 – The Janitors
4:00 – Richie Fields
8:00 – Parmalee & Eric Paslay (ticketed performance) – Tickets $25-$35

SATURDAY, SEPT 20
OUTDOOR
11:00 – The Stickers
1:00 – Sir Rod
3:00 – The Diamonds
5:30 – Separate Ways The Band “Journey Tribute”

INDOOR
10:00 – The Diamonds
12:00 – Bob Lougheed & The Memphis Mafia
2:00 – Richie Fields
4:00 – British Invasion Experience
8:00 – Rick Springfield (ticketed performance) – Tickets $25-$50

SUNDAY, SEPT 21
OUTDOOR
10:00 – The Diamonds
12:30 – Bluesman Tom Larsen full band
2:30 – Party Like It’s…
4:30 – The Reagan Years

12:00 – Lollipop the Clown (Roaming Entertainment)

INDOOR
11:30 – Poole & The Gang
1:30 – Anthony “Swamp Dog” Clark
3:30 – Mike Hines and The Look


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Explore the Work of Brian Selznick in Wilmington, DE

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Eye peeping through the #5, inside view with Hugo looking out for the Invention of Hugo Cabret, 2007. Brian Selznick (born 1966). Pencil on watercolor paper, 11 x 8 inches. © 2007 by Brian Selznick. Courtesy of the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Abilene, Texas. Eye peeping through the #5, inside view with Hugo looking out for the Invention of Hugo Cabret, 2007. Brian Selznick (born 1966). Pencil on watercolor paper, 11 x 8 inches. © 2007 by Brian Selznick. Courtesy of the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Abilene, Texas.

Brian Selznick single handedly changed the way I think about books and storytelling when he published his award winning novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret. Like many, I was utterly charmed by the fictional Hugo Cabret, an orphan who lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station. In 2008, Selznick was awarded the Caldecott Medal for The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which was made into the Oscar award-winning film Hugo (2011), directed by Martin Scorsese.

Selznick’s illustrations animate the imaginations of children and adults with his blending of illusion, history, and adventure. As a result, I am looking forward to the upcoming…

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Free Family Fun at Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA

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Image Courtesy of Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute presents Target Community Nights one night per month. Target Community Nights are from 5:00PM-8:00PM, usually on the third Wednesday of the month unless otherwise specified.

Everyone is welcome to join in the fun at these FREE educational and fun-filled science extravaganzas sponsored by Target. Experience The Franklin Institute’s famous exhibitions, special programs, and themed activities.

Admission is free and there is no need to pre-register. Doors open at 5:00PM. Check in at the registration table for a chance to win a free Family Membership.

Parking in the Franklin Institute garage is available at the discounted rate of $6.00 for the evening. The garage is located at 271 North 21st Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

Please note: Target Community Night does not occur in June or December 2014.

Target Community Nights:

Wednesday, August 20
Wednesday, September 17
Wednesday, October 15
Wednesday, November 19
Wednesday, January 21
Wednesday, February 18
Wednesday, March 18

For more information and confirm dates, go to: https://www.fi.edu/


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Sand Castle Competition at Rehoboth Beach, DE

Update: As of 10:00 a.m., the Sand Castle Competition was off to a soggy start!
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Most kids and families enjoy building sand castles at some point during their beach vacation. For 2014, the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce (RBDBCC) will be holding the 36th Annual Sandcastle Contest on Saturday, August 2, 2014.

Over 100 teams are expected to meet the challenges and create fantastic sand sculpture. Past entries have included Swamp Animals, Mermaids, Pyramids, Crabs, Dolphins, Sharks and of course traditional sandcastles. Beachgoers are welcome to view the incredible creations free of charge.

SCULPTING DEMONSTRATIONS ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 1st– Sand sculpting artist Darrell O’Connor will be on the beach at Rehoboth Avenue & the Boardwalk, 5 – 7 PM on Friday, August 1st giving sculpting demonstrations & lessons. Learn some skills then put them to the test during the competition on Saturday.

COMMUNITY SCULPTURE – Spectators can join in the fun too. Sand sculpting expert Darrell O’Connor will begin work on a community sculpture at 10 AM. Spectators can assist Darrell with this creation; 2 assistants will be allowed in the sculpting zone on a rotating basis every 15 minutes. The sculpture will be completed by 3 PM.

LOCATION
Fisherman’s Beach at the north end of the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, near the Henlopen Hotel in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

ELIGIBILITY
Open to both adults and children.

CATEGORIES
Business, Adult (15 and older), Children (7-14) & Child (6 and under)

REGISTRATION
Sculptures may be started at any time on the day of competition, but must be completed for judging by 3:00 PM. Participants may register their entry anytime between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM. Children under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult to register. Registered teams will have the opportunity to purchase Event T-shirts at a discounted rate of $5.00 per shirt.

JUDGING & ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS
Begins at 3:00 PM; judges are volunteers for the RBDBCC. Winners will be announced at approximately 5:00 PM.

PRIZES
Prizes will be awarded to the top 10 Judge’s Favorites in both the adult and 7-14 child divisions. 1 Judge’s Favorite award will be given in the Business category. Special awards given to all participants in the 6 & under child’s division.

People’s Choice Awards – Two People’s Choice Awards will be given during this year’s contest. The general public can vote on their favorite ADULT and CHILD division creation, by completing an event evaluation. All regular contest rules apply.

WEATHER DEPENDENT
The event is WEATHER DEPENDENT. In the event of bad weather, set up and registration may be delayed up until 10:30 AM. If bad weather continues, the event will be postponed until the following year. If bad weather occurs during the contest, participants may continue at will or at the discretion of lifeguards. Judging may be cancelled at any time if warranted by current weather conditions.

36th Annual Sandcastle Contest
Saturday, August 2, 2014
9:00am to 5:00pm
See more at: https://www.beach-fun.com/sandcastle-contest.html