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80 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, August 29 - September 4, 1997 Sign up to perform at annual Berlin's Fiddler's Convention "Fiddling around can be a lot of fun at the Berlin Fiddler's Con- vention when you win $250 for an individual first prize and $400 for the best band," said Frank Nanna, musical director of the fifth annu- al Berlin Fiddler's Convention. "We want to make sure all local musicians get a crack at winning some of the $2500 in priie mon- ey." The Fiddler's Convention will be held for two days this year, on Friday, Sept. i9, and .Saturday, Sept. 20. The convention kicks off on Main Street in downtown Berlin from 6 to 8 p.m. with opening fid- dling events taking place at the Globe Theater and at the Atlantic Hotel. After that, a Fiddler's work-- shop, featuring world-renown Fiddlin' Joe Meadows will be held between 8 and 9 p.m. at the Berlin Lion's Club on Route 113. The workshop will be followed by a "pickin' party." The Berlin Fiddler's Contest takes place on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street in front of the historic At- lantic Hotel. A performance fea- turing Meadows from 11 p.m. till noon will start the day's events. Total cash prizes of $2,500 will be awarded in four different cate- gories for best fiddler, guitar play- er, banjo player and bluegrass band. Awards will be presented for first, second and third place. The prize money for best band has in- creased this year, up to $400 for first place, $200 for second and $100 for third. Last's year's winner in the Fid- dler's competition was Gary We- ber of Delmar, Md. "He, wasn't even going to enter and ended up winfiing," said Nanna, who also serves as the master of ceremonies for the event. One of this year's attractions is special guest Meadows. During his illustrious musical career, Meadows played with many blue- grass bands including Bill Monroe and his Bluegrass Boys. There is no entry fee for partici- pants and no admission fee for those who attend. To participate as a contestant in the event, Nanna at 410-641- 4151. In terms of the Fiddler's Con- vention rules, Nanna stated that "only acoustical instruments will be allowed, with no recorded mu- sic permitted. Electric bass will be allowed if needed." Music must follow a bluegrass format in which guitar, banjo and fiddle contestants will be allowed two tunes consisting of no more than five minutes each. Soloists may be accompanied by another musician, but these ac- companists will not be considered in the judging. All bluegrass bands, consisting of three or more musicians, will play three songs lasting no more than 15 minutes for the set. No in- dividual of one band may join an- other once they have been regis- tered. Contestants will be judged on tone quality, timing, technique (style), degree of song difficulty and stage presence. The Fiddler's workshop, featur- ing Meadows, will give fiddlers the opportunity to pick lap some fiddling techniques, and since Meadows will be one of the judges, contestants can also get an inside look at what judges will be looking for in the competition. Fall Fun Fest returns to Milton Sept. 6 By Rosanne Pack Making back-to-school fun a community affair, the Milton Li- ons Club sponsorsthe 3rd Annual Fall Fun Fest Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Memorial Park in the center of town. Open to all ages, "Back to School Health and Safety Fair" is a day of activities and exhibits, and it runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Initiated by the Lions Club, the day is a cooperative effort of the service club and the Milton Police Department and the Friends of the Milton Library. Admission is free, and food and some ticketed activities cost 25 cents each. Mary Hopkins, Fun Fest chair, said that everyone is encouraged to come to Milton and enjoy an in- expensive day of fun and learning. She said that $1 will buy a hotdog, soda, a ride on the train and pay for an activity such as handwriting analysis. She saidthere will be many free exhibits as well, some provided by non-profit organizations. "We want this to be fun, but we also want to provide information and some education as well," Hopkins said. "We will have on-going activi- ties to teach biking safety, and we will have representatives of the Delaware State Police there to help teach children about drug awareness, and to talk about their jobs." The Lions Club miniature train. the Milton Clipper will be in ac- tion, and there will be face-paint- ing, magic and library activities. Magician Jack Noel will perform at 11 a.m.. free of charge. Lions Club President Mike Mock said that drawings for free bike helmets will be held through- out the day, along with the bike riding safety lessons. Mock said that organizations such as the American Diabetes Association and the Visiting Nurse Association will have infor- mational exhibits set up, and Delaware State Police and the Air National Guard are expected to bring in a police helicopter. "We want to involve as many community groups and individu- als as possible," Mock said. Food for sale will include hot- dogs, sodas, popcorn and cotton candy. Flyers will be distributed to all students in H.O. Brittingham and Milton Middle schools during the first week of school. The Back to School Health and Safety Fair is open to all ages Subscribe to the Cape Gazette today Enjoy the scenic view of Lewes" Inner Harbor from our deck, atop our Boat-top Overlook, or inside in our air-conditoned Dining Room. Deleclable D/nn,00r Specials Prepared by one of the best trained staffs at the beach, these specials will satisfy even the most discriminating palate! Many New Menu Items . Serving Lunch & Dinner Open Daily 11 a.m. - ! 1 l.m. 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