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Maritime Museum announces April events

by Bill Powell
Events Director

As construction begins on the new events pavilion, Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park is firming up its 2013 schedule, most of which will use the new, versatile pavilions for part or all of its activities. Tentage will only be used for special needs and events.

Although only about 500 square feet larger than the original, the new events pavilions will be able to accommodate up to 200 for dinner seating in the north wing and 300 in the south wing for performances or meetings.

The museum events season will kick off in early April with its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 6. Anyone who wants to help with this wonderful community event, please call the museum office.

Next up on Friday and Saturday, April 26-27 is Working Waterman’s Weekend (WWW)—the official opening of the museum and park season. As the museum building will be in substantial construction by opening day, visitors and attendees will be able to watch our progress.

That same evening, the 2013 “Groovin’ in the Park” season begins with a bang as local musical hero Ray Pittman brings his horn heavy “Revival” back to the Waterfront Stage as the featured band at 6 p.m. However, for the first time ever, the opening Groovin’ concert expands for opening day with singer/songwriter/guitarist Eileen Edmonds and guitarist/singer Jay Gillespie opening the 2013 series at 5 p.m.

Groovin’ is the museum’s own “bring your own lawn chair, cooler, and picnic” casual outdoor music series. The gate will open at 4 p.m. Tickets will still be $10 per person.

Contact the museum at 776-7200 for more information.

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posted 01.23.2013

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