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Friday, March 25, 2011

Downtown Milford April Events

Tulips and daffodils are coming up everywhere. Rain is washing everything clean. Trees are budding. Spring is that time of year when everyone starts coming back outside to enjoy the lovely weather. I thought I'd tell you about some good reasons to come out and visit the downtown. I've noticed from my second story studio window that a clean up crew has been working on removing all those rocks from the tree beds and the big barrels too. Wonder what's in store for us now! Downtown Milford just keeps getting better and better and I for one am so happy to live in this delightful little town. For my pet-owning friends there's a cute little shop about to open that has all sorts of fun stuff for Rover or Fifi. I think it opens first of April - be sure to check it out!

Here are a few of the things that are on my radar. Thought I'd share with you!

Tua Hayes Retrospective at Mispillion Art League

Tua Hayes was born in Alabama in 1916 and studied art at Converse College in South Carolina. She moved to Wilmington, Delaware and in 1948 joined Studio Group, a non-profit organization whose members still meet to paint and study in the stimulating atmosphere of the former studio of famed artist and illustrator Howard Pyle, established after his death in 1911.

For over 50 years, Tua was active in art and community organizations. She was a valued member of Studio Group and served as president from 1954-56. She exhibited in numerous one-person shows and received prestigious awards for her work and her paintings are in private and public collections including: The Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts, The University of Delaware, Converse College, Wilmington Trust Company, and the Bank of Delaware.

Don't miss this amazing body of work by one of the most respected names in the history of the arts in Delaware

Delaware School of Music
Milford Branch
10 South Walnut Street
Milford, DE 19963

★ Saturday, April 2, April 9, 2011—times TBA, Milford Branch

FAMILY CONCERT: A Musical Storybook
Saturday, April 16, 2011—3:00 p.m., Milford Branch
Did you know music can tell a story? Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” (for piano four-hands) and Ridout’s “Ferdinand the Bull” blend instruments with narration to create lively characters and capture the imagination. Featuring Jennifer Chen, piano; Richard Gangwisch, piano; Michael Larkin, narrator; and Kate Ransom, violin.
TICKETS: $5 each
☺ Ages 4 and up

8th Annual Bug & Bud Festival
Saturday, April 30, 2011
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

A few photos from past Bug & Bud Festival Days

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