What Everybody’s Talking About Today – February 10
You can connect hearts by giving hugs in Delaware. The Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens along with several community partners is seeking donations of new “practical, portable, positive hugs.”
Blankets, Coats, Scarves, Mittens/Gloves, Snuggies, Pillow Pets, Sleeping Bags, Pajamas, Slippers, Hats, Hand Warmers, Socks, Sweatshirts, Hoodies, Fleece Pants, Sweaters and any other toasty, cozy items that will make children feel warm and appreciated.
Drop off locations can be found throughout the state.
Heart for the Arts is a fundraiser for the Art Institute and Gallery in Salisbury. Live music and dancing with Pam Miller and Friends will be featured at the annual winter event.
Pam Miller has a degree in Vocal Performance from SU and draws from many genres; she can go funky Blues, scat some crazy rhythms, go Broadway, go 60’s-70’s or go to her Gospel roots. She can sing in Portuguese and French. Miller will be accompanied by David Zipse on the piano. Zipse is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Shenandoah Conservatory of Music. His rendition of “Rhapsody in Blue” brought down the house at the Rehoboth Jazz Festival during Miller’s 1920’s show last fall.
The event is February 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. at AI&G.
Tickets are $15 per person and $25 per couple.
Adkins Arboretum is hosting a Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) walk on Sat., Feb. 14. Jim Wilson and student co-leaders from Centreville Middle School and Kennard Elementary School will lead a bird walk to identify and count the birds seen and heard in the Arboretum meadows and woods. All ages are invited to participate in the two-hour walk that begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Visitor’s Center bird feeders. Admission is free, and binoculars will be available for participants. The walk will be canceled in case of inclement weather.
If you like to take pictures of wildlife, the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge has a couple of programs coming up.
This Saturday and next Saturday, Betty and Lynn Whetzel will discuss their time-tested techniques for nature photography and share simple tips to improve photography skills.
The presentation is designed with beginning or novice nature photographers and will take about an hour. The program is free and reservations are not required. Call 410-901-6124 for more information.