The Canfather Comes To Wilmington
Film Brothers Productions, a Wilmington-based video and film production company, is presenting a screening of The Canfather at the Delaware Art Museum on Friday, Feb. 17 at 7pm. The film is a feature-length sequel to Beer Can — A Love Story, a 30-minute film that premiered in 2019 and provided a playful spin on the age-old debate between bottles vs. cans in the beer brewing industry. Tickets are $20 and include a Meet & Greet After Party with a cash bar and concessions. Visit TheCanfather.com.
Loop Series Continues with Mardi Gras Theme
After a successful restart with the Ugly Sweater Santa Crawl, which raised more than $4,500 for the Ronald McDonald House, the City Loop Series resumes Sat., Feb. 18 with the Mardi Gras Loop. Eleven nightspots will collaborate on a citywide bar crawl in which one $5 cover gains you admission to all participating venues. Mardi Gras beads will be distributed and instant prizes will be awarded to those featuring the best Mardi Gras spirit. The venues include Catherine Rooney’s, Chelsea Tavern, De.Co Wilmington, Gallucio’s Café, Grain Craft Bar, Grotto Pizza, Kelly’s Logan House, Maker’s Alley, Trolley Oyster House, Trolley Tap House and Wilma’s. The final Loop of the season will be the 34th annual St. Paddy’s Loop on Sat., March 11. Visit OutAndAboutNow.com/events.
New Exhibition Invites You To Share Your Story To Help Others
The INTO LIGHT PROJECT, a national non-profit dedicated to changing the conversation about drug addiction, is inviting Delawareans to submit stories about a loved one who has died from drug addiction. Forty-one Delaware residents will be accepted in an exhibition that will run from June 1-Dec. 3 at the Delaware Art Museum. The project aims to erase the stigma and shame associated with drug addiction using portraiture and storytelling. PBS filmed a documentary about INTO LIGHT as part of their Growing Bolder show. There is no cost to participate in the online submission process. Visit IntoLightProject.org.
BMW Championship In Delaware Scores Scholarships For Caddies
The Western Golf Association recently announced that last summer’s BMW Championship at Wilmington Country Club raised more than $4.5 million for caddie scholarships. It was the second largest contribution to the Evans Scholars Foundation in 2022, which assists with college tuition and housing for caddies.
“We’re thrilled to contribute all proceeds from the 2022 BMW Championship to the Evans Scholars Foundation, where they will make a real difference for youth caddies from Delaware and across the country,” said Vince Pellegrino, WGA Senior Vice President of Tournaments. “The excitement of the Delaware Valley golf fans, as well as the steadfast support of our partners at BMW, Wilmington Country Club and the PGA TOUR, made this a truly unforgettable year.”
More than 120,000 spectators visited Wilmington Country Club on Aug. 16-21 to see the PGA TOUR’s top 70 players compete in the penultimate event of the FedExCup Playoffs. Patrick Cantlay became the first player to defend his BMW Championship title since the FedExCup began in 2007, winning the PGA TOUR’s first stop in Delaware by one shot over Scott Stallings.
“The 2022 BMW Championship at Wilmington Country Club was an outstanding golf tournament in every regard, with the icing on the cake being this magnificent contribution towards the Evans Scholars Foundation,” said Ilka Horstmeier, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Human Resources and Real Estate.
Kids Can Clean Up In This Poster Contest
Keep Delaware Beautiful is partnering with DelDOT to conduct a poster contest for youth kindergarten to grade 8. Entrants are encouraged to draw a picture to show ways to help keep Delaware clean and green. Themes include recycling, composting, planting a tree, picking up litter or a theme you create on your own.
The best posters will be shared via social media and displayed on the Keep Delaware Beautiful website with three prizes per age group (1st place: $100 VISA gift card and litter pick-up kit; 2nd place: $50 VISA gift card and litter pick-up kit; 3rd place: $25 VISA gift card and litter pick-up kit). All entries must be postmarked or uploaded by Feb. 1, 2023. Winners will be notified at an event on the first day of the Great American Cleanup on March 21, 2023.
For contest requirements and other details, visit KeepDelawareBeautiful.com.
Calling All Communicators
The Delaware Press Association is requesting entries for its annual Communications Contest. This year’s competition, recognizing work published or broadcast in 2022, is open to all professional communicators in Delaware and nearby out-of-state communities. The contest, judged by out-of-state communications professionals, offers an opportunity to compete in various print or electronic broadcasting fields and provides useful critical commentary from the judges for each entry. The early-bird deadline is Jan. 18 with the final deadline Feb. 8. For categories and submission requirements, visit DelawarePressAssociation.org.
James Beard Foundation Sunday Supper Makes City Debut
The inaugural Wilmington James Beard Foundation Sunday Supper is set for this winter at at The Chancery Market Food Hall & Bar (1313 N. Market St., Wilm). The evening is being presented by the James Beard Foundation in partnership with McConnell & Associates, City of Wilmington and It’s Time and will feature many of the premier chefs in Wilmington, several who are past James Beard nominees. The evening will begin at 5pm with a reception followed by a dinner served family-style. Tickets are $200 per person and can be purchased at EventBrite.