Calendar of Events

 

March 23-24

Linen sale — The Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary will hold a linen sale on Thursday, March 23, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday, March 24, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Sunshine Cafe at Beebe Medical Center on Savannah Road in Lewes..

 

March 24

Hospice Beef & Brew — A Beef & Brew to benefit Delaware Hospice will be held on Friday, March 24, from 6:30 to 10 p.m., at the Georgetown CHEER Center on Sand Hill Road. The event will feature music by The Funsters, dancing, raffles and a silent auction. Admission costs $45 per person, or $55 after March 17 or at the door. The admission charge includes a pint glass. Sponsorships are also available. For more information or to purchase admission, contact Peggy Dolby at (302) 746-4666 or pdolby@delawarehospice.org.

Sing’ for movie night — The Frankford Public Library will present the Golden Globe-nominated animated film “Sing” on March 24 at 6 p.m.

Bull & Oyster Roast — The Bishopville (Md.) Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual downtown Bishopville party — the Bull & Oyster Roast — on Friday, March 24, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the fire department, featuring oysters (all ways), beef sandwiches and fried chicken. Tickets cost $35 in advance or $40 at the door, raising funds for a new fire truck. For more information or to order tickets in advance, call (410) 352-5757.

Yard sale — The Indian River Senior Center, at 214 Irons Avenue in Millsboro, will host an indoor/outdoor yard sale on Saturday, March 25, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be served. For more information, call (302) 934-8839.

 

March 24-25

‘IR Live’ show — Indian River High School will present “IR Live,” with musical and talent performances by students, on March 24 and 25, with shows at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the IRHS music program.

 

March 25

FOCHSP Flea Market — The annual Flea Market sponsored by the Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park will be held at the Officer’s Club in the park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. Clean donation items may be left at the Officer’s Club on Friday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call (302) 858-6127. For more information about the Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park and their activities, go to www.friendsofcapehenlopen.org.

Coffee with a Cop — The Selbyville Public Library will host their monthly police chat on March 25, from 10 to 11 a.m. The goal is to build trust between law enforcement and the communities they live in and serve, with the opportunity to get to know the Selbyville police officers, to ask them questions, or just to say ‘thank you.’

Ft. Miles Film/Lecture — The Fort Miles Museum in Cape Henlopen State Park is hosting a series of monthly open-house/movie/lecture events. The March event will take place on March 25, with open-house hours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the film/lecture at 3 p.m. The film and lecture topic will be the Doolittle Raid — the story of Doolittle co-pilot Lt. Col. Dick Cole, the last surviving Doolittle Raider. Attendees can learn more about the B-25s flown during the raid and the details of the still-flying B-25 housed at the Delaware Coastal Airport in Georgetown.   Autographed copies of Cole’s book “Dick Cole’s War” will be on sale. Admission to Battery 519 costs $5, but admission to the artillery park and film and lecture series are free. Seating is limited. Call (302) 644-5007 for tour tickets or (302) 645-0753 for more information about the film/lecture series.

MBS Dinner-Dance — St. Ann’s Parish will host a fundraiser on Saturday, March 25, from 7 to 10 p.m. to benefit the students of Most Blessed Sacrament School in Ocean Pines, Md., who reside in the parish. The event will include a catered dinner, silent auction, two hours of dance music and a 50/50 raffle. For more information, contact Michael Middendorf at (302) 344-0169.

‘To Catch a Thief’  — The South Coastal Chapter of AARP is sponsoring a fundraiser at the Clayton Theater in Dagsboro, at 2 p.m. on March 25, featuring a showing of “To Catch a Thief,” featuring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly.” All proceeds will benefit Delaware Hospice. Theater doors will open at 1 p.m. for the event, which will include a 50/50 and a raffle for a Basket of Cheer. Tickets cost $10 at the door.

 

March 26

Chapel ramp dedication — The Friends of Prince George’s Chapel will hold a dedication ceremony for the new handicapped access ramp at the historic chapel on Vines Creek Road in Dagsboro on Sunday, March 26, at 1 p.m. The ramp will be dedicated in memory of Friends past president Margaret D. Morris, who passed away last March. The public is being invited to attend. For more information, call Sandie Gerken at (302) 732-6835.

Sunday Night Worship — Bethel United Methodist Church in Dagsboro will host its Sunday Night Worship on Sunday, March 26, at 6 p.m., featuring the gospel music group the Vesey Family. All are welcome. A “love offering” will be taken. Refreshments will follow in the Bethel Center. For more information, call (302) 732-6805.

 

March 27

Adult coloring club — The South Coastal Library will host its new Adult Coloring Club on March 27 at 2 p.m. at the library at 43 Kent Avenue in Bethany Beach. Participants can socialize and relax while they color, with light refreshments served. The club is free. Pre-registration is preferred, but drop-ins are welcome. For more information or to register, contact the library at (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Dance class — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach will host another of its free dance classes with instructor John Brillantes on March 27 at 10 a.m., for those wishing to refresh their swing and cha-cha skills. A partner is not required. Participants should wear leather-soled shoes. For more information, call the library at (302)?539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Accupressure info — Cheyenne Luzader, coordinator of Integrative Health at Beebe Healthcare, will offer the chance to learn about acupressure using the meridian points in Chinese medicine to clear the seven chakras (energy centers) of Indian Ayurveda tradition, from 3 to 4 p.m. on Monday, March 27, at the Lewes Public Library.Register online at http://tinyurl.com/hjtdxaf. For more information on classes and events, go to the Beebe calendar page at https://www.beebehealthcare.org/calendar.

 

Adult Paint Night — The Selbyville Public Library will host Adult Paint Night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on March 27. Participants must pre-register at the library or online under the Events Calendar at www.selbyvillelibrary.org.

 

March 28

Drum meditation — Members of the public can join a Drumming Meditation with Lisa Simmons at the Cancer Support Community on Tuesday, March 28, from 3 to 4 p.m. The class will teach the basics of therapeutic drumming for meditation and stress relief. Hand drums are available for purchase in the Beebe Gift Shop at the Lewes campus or attendees can bring their own. Register by calling (302) 645-9150. For more information on classes and events, go to the  Beebe calendar page at https://www.beebehealthcare.org/calendar.

 

March 29

Singles on the Seashore  — Singles on the Seashore will partake in half-price pasta at Lupo’s Italian Kitchen, starting at 5 p.m. on March 29. For more information, call Sandie at (302) 644-8009.

Intro to Couponing — The Frankford Public Library will hold Introduction to Basic Couponing at 6 p.m. on March 29, in a class designed for those who want to make the most of weekly ads, online coupons and loyalty cards. The goal is to save at least 10 percent off the average weekly grocery bill. Space is limited. Participants must pre-register at the library or online under the Events Calendar at www.frankford.lib.de.us.

 

March 31

items for Troops — St. Ann’s Catholic Church, in conjunction with USO Delaware, is again collecting “Items for the Troops” through March 31. Donated items should be brought to Delaney Hall, 651 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, Monday though Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Suggested items include: individually packaged Slim Jims, crackers, breakfast bars, chips, cookies and nuts; paper towels; bottled water; 13-gallon kitchen garage bags; gallon-sized zip-top freezer bags; and personal hygiene items. For more information, contact Rosemary Wlaschin at (540) 729-0974.

Teens make Comics — The Selbyville Public Library will host its Make Your Own Comics program March 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. Local comic production company PLB Comics will teach the process of comic creation from start to finish to participants ages 13 to 19. They will discuss crafting stories, layout, inking, drawing and lettering. Participants must pre-register at the library or online, through the Events Calendar link at www.selbyvillelibrary.org.

AYCE TACO Night — The Bishopville (Md.) Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will hold an all-you-can-eat Taco Night on Friday, March 31, featuring beef, steak, chicken and fish tacos, along with beans and rice, guacamole dip, chips and salsa, and hard and soft shells, as well as dessert. Diners can eat in or carry out. The cost is $10 for adults or $6 for children younger than 11.For more information, call (443) 235-2926.

Penny party — A penny party to benefit the youth group of Frankford U.M. Church will be hosted on March 31 at Frankford fire hall. Doors will open at 5 p.m., and the party starts at 6:30 p.m. Players can buy multiple chances at $3 each, to win prizes big and small. The party will also include a “Chinese auction,” 50/50, and food and drinks available for purchase.

 

April 1

Singles on the Seashore  — Singles on the Seashore will take in the Chili Cookoff at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach on April 1, starting at 1 p.m. For more information, call Nancy at (302) 581-3009.

 

AARP Quarter Party  — The Georgetown Chapter 5340 of AARP will hold a quarter party at Grace United Methodist Church Mulligan Hall, at Race and King streets in Georgetown on April 1. Doors will open at 11 a.m., with bidding to begin at noon. Refreshments will be available to purchase. Proceeds from the event will benefit annual scholarships to local high school students. For more information, or vendor space, call Pat Redemann at (302) 253-0082.

Quarter auction — The Kiwanis Club of Millsboro will hold a quarter auction on April 1 at the Millsboro fire hall, with doors opening at noon and the auction starting at 1 p.m. The event will benefit projects for local children. The cost is $7 for the first paddle and $3 for additional paddles. The event will also include vendors and door prizes, and refreshments will be available.

Public Radio 5K — The 2nd Annual Tie Dye 5K for Public Radio will be held at 4:30 p.m. on April 1 at the Gordon’s Pond State Park in Rehoboth Beach. Advanced registration is available online at www.delmarvapublicradio.net or www.races2run.com, for $25 in advance or $30 on event day. Guests can participate for $10, or for $15 on event day. The race entry limit is 350. Music, food and beverages will be on offer at the post-race party.

 

April 2

Cancer ‘Dancert’  — Lovestock, a cancer benefit “dancert” for drummer John “Taco” Wroten of the classic-rock band Hooverville, will be held Sunday, April 2, from 2 to 8 p.m. at American Legion Post 2 in Dover, featuring music by Bob Loughheed & Mystery Train, Mason Dixon Band, Skinny Leg Pete, Sweetwater Run, Lionel & the Locos, Randy Jamz, and Mallory & Maria, with special guests Michael Spriggs, Jon Coleman and Encounter Praize. Admission costs $10 at the door, with children younger than 12 admitted free of charge. There will be a cash bar, and food will be available for purchase. The event will also include a silent auction and 50/50 drawings. For more information, call (302) 674-3922.

Communion Brunch — Saint Ann’s Sodality and Men’s Club will jointly host a Communion Brunch on April 2 in Delaney Hall after the 10:30 a.m. Mass. The speaker will be Kevin Reilly, who played football for Villanova University and for the Philadelphia Eagles until his career was shortened by a desmoid tumor caused by football injuries. He had his left arm, shoulder and a number of ribs amputated, but he went on to a 30-year career at Xerox. Mac’s Catering will serve brunch. Tickets cost $15 and are limited. For tickets, call Tom Keeley at (302) 537-7864 or Lenore Thommes at (302) 537-9997.

 

April 3

AARP meets  — The next meeting of the Georgetown Chapter of AARP (#5340) will be April 3 at the CHEER Community Center at 20520 Sand Hill Road (Route 9), east of Georgetown. The speaker will be Sussex County Administrator Todd Lawson, who will speak on the responsibility of the County Council to the public. All are welcome. The meal is at noon, with the speaker to begin around 12:45 p.m.  The menu for that day is chicken alfredo or Italian sausage with sauerkraut. The cost of the meal is $14. For more information or to RSVP, call Anita (302-856-6215) by March 26.

Painting class — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach will host an acrylic painting class with Gerilyn Gaskill from the Rehoboth Art League on April 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The class is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

 

April 4

Intro to the Cloud — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach will host Intro to Cloud Storage on April 4 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., offering the chance learn the basics of using iCloud and other cloud storage options in a free demonstration with handouts from computer expert Tom Kinsella. Preregistration is preferred, but drop-ins are welcome. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

 

April 5-7

Beebe Book/Gift Sale  — The Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary will hold a Book/Gift Sale on Wednesday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Thursday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Sunshine Cafe at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes; and on Friday, April 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bookhammer/Route 24 Campus.

 

April 5-8

FOGPL Book Sale  — The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library will hold a book sale April 5-8, open to Friends members only on April 5 from 5 to 8 p.m., and to the public on April 6 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., April 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and April 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

April 6

‘A matter of Balance’ — Sussex County Volunteer Delaware 50+ will conduct “A Matter of Balance” classes once a week for eight weeks on Thursdays from April 6 to May 25, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Classes will be held at the CHEER Coastal Leisure Center, 30637 Cedar Neck Road, Ocean Views. The program is designed to help older adults manage their fear of falling and increase their activity levels. Home safety tips and exercises will be offered. The classes are free, but registration is required and classes fill quickly. For additional information, or to register for the class, call (302) 515-3020.

Book Discussion — The AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Library Association Notable Books Discussion at the Lewes Public Library on the first Thursday of each month, from 10 a.m. to noon. The book for April 6 is “Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Loves of Mary Wollstonecraft & Her Daughter, Mary Shelly,” by Charlotte Gordon. The discussion is open to the public. For more information, call Laura at (302) 332-0340.

PAWS for Reading — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach will host PAWS for Reading for Kids on April 6 at 3:45 p.m., as well-trained teams of dogs and owners provide a supportive, fun way for kids to improve their literacy skills and learn to enjoy reading. Preregistration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.