Calendar of Events

May 25

Dance band — The Millsboro Public Library will host the Smooth Sound Dance Band on May 25 at 6 p.m.

 

May 26

Bake Sale — The Lord Baltimore Women’s Club will host its Annual Bake Sale on May 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hocker’s Supercenter on Route 26 in Clarksville, featuring a variety of cakes, pies, brownies, cookies, and gluten- and sugar-free items. The bake sale will be held rain or shine.

Police community cafe — Delaware State Police Troop 4 will hold a Community Café on Friday, May 26, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Route 54 McDonald’s, located at 36218 Lighthouse Road, Selbyville. The Community Café will have Troop 4 administration and the community outreach officer in attendance to meet and interact with members of the public. The Community Café, often referred to as “Coffee with a Cop” in other police agencies, is being held in an effort to build a stronger relationship between the Delaware State Police and the communities they serve.

'Art in the Hall’ — South Bethany Town Hall will host the “Art in the Hall” local photography exhibit May 26 to June 4 during regular buisness hours. The opening-night reception for the public is Friday, May 26, from 7 to 9 p.m.

 

May 27

Artisans Fair — The 10th Annual Artisans Fair, benefitting the scholarship fund of the South Coastal Delaware AARP, will be held on May 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Lord Baltimore Elementary School on Route 26 in Ocean View. The event will feature handcrafted art objects from 50 exhibitors, including textiles, fine art, glass, jewelry, photography, woodworking, metalwork and sculpture.  New this year will be an outdoor farmers’ market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will also be a raffle auction of participating artisans’ work, baked goods for sale, a 50-50 cash raffle and lunch and snack items for sale. Admission and parking are free.

Animal fundraiser — Partners for Paws Delaware will collect pet food for their Pet Food Pantry and Sussex County animal rescues on Saturday, May 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Hocker’s Super Center, 34960 Atlantic Ave., Millville.

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 May event will take place on May 27, 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 Bombing of Europe.” Attendees can learn about the Boeing B-17 and its “ball turret gunner.” Dubbed the “Flying Fortress,” the B-17 is considered the most famous bomber of World War II. 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.

Used book & bake sale — St. Martha’s Episcopal Church will hold its first used book and bake sale of the year on Saturday, May 27, at the church on Maplewood Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in Bethany Beach, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., featuring used hardbound and paperback books in good condition, children’s books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles and games. Donated books and other items for the sales can be placed in the bin on the church porch Wednesday through Friday between 9 a.m. and noon all summer. Proceeds from the sales benefit St. Martha’s outreach programs. For more information about the sales or donations, call (302) 539-7444.

Community yard sale — The Commons at Radish Farm, Hickory Hill Road, Millsboro will hold a community yard sale on May 27 from 8 a.m. to noon. The rain date is May 28.

MUMC Bake Sale — Millville United Methodist Church at 36405 Club House Road will host its Bake Sale in the Wesley Hall next to the church on Saturday, May 27, 8 a.m., featuring homemade cakes, pies, cookies, sweet treats and Rada Cutlery. All proceeds go to support mission projects of the Millville United Methodist Women’s Group.

Millsboro Yard Sale — The Millsboro Outdoor Community Yard Sale, to benefit the Millsboro Stars & Stripes event in July, will be held on Saturday, May 27, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (with a rain date of Saturday, June 3), at the Millsboro Town Center. Vendor spaces cost $15, and vendors must bring their own tables. Coffee and a doughnut will be available for $1. For more information, call (302) 934-6777.

Freeman Stage Circus — The 10th season at the Freeman Stage will kick off its 2017 season with the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, featuring a hybrid of vaudeville, circus, burlesque and sideshow to audiences of all ages, set to live music. The performance is free to attend and is a bring-your-own-chair event. Regular weekly performances will continue at the Freeman Stage beginning June 16, with a performance by the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra with Opera Delaware. For more information, call (302) 436-3015 or visit www.freemanstage.org.

 

May 28

Sunday Night Worship — Bethel United Methodist Church in Dagsboro will present Sunday Night Worship, sponsored by the Circle of Friends and the Rev. Susan Sliker, on Sunday, May 28, at 6 p.m. featuring the gospel group The Timmons Family. The public is welcome, and a “love offering” will be taken. Refreshments will follow in the Bethel Center. For more information, call (302) 732-6805.

 

May 29

Memorial Day Event — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7234, in partnership with Bethany Beach, will present a Memorial Day program for the area community at the bandstand in Bethany Beach on May 29. The program, which begins at 11 a.m., will be opened by Bethany Beach Mayor Jack Gordon and will center on a traditional Memorial Day ceremony conducted by VFW Post 7234 officers and volunteers. In case of rain, the ceremony will be held May 30 at VFW Post 7234 in Ocean View.

 

May 30

Memorial Day at VFW — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7234 will present a Memorial Day program for the area community at the Post in Ocean View on May 30. The program, which begins at 11 a.m., will remember all those who gave their lives for the country, all POWs and MIAs, and all members of the Post who have died in the last year. The ceremony will be open to the public, and all are welcome.

 

May 31

AARP Chorus Concert — The South Coastal DE AARP Chapter Chorus will perform a free concert at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation & Health Center in Millsboro. The 40-voice men and women’s chorus will sing ballads, movie themes and popular tunes, under the direction of Ann Jaeger. For more information, call (302) 436-5173.

 

June 1

Book Discussion — The AAUW Coastal-Georgetown sponsors an American Library Notable Books Discussion at the Lewes Public Library on the first Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. The book for June 1 is “M Train” by Patti Smith — part memoir, part travelogue and, ultimately, an elegy to her husband. The discussion is open to the public. For more information, call Laura at (302) 332-0340.

Public Bingo — The Indian River Senior Center at 214 Irons Avenue, Millsboro, will host public bingo on Thursday, June 1, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and games beginning at 7 p.m. There will be a $500 Cookie Jar and $250 jackpot. Admission costs $15. For more information, call (302) 934-8839.

 

June 3

Seaside Craft Show — The 13th annual Seaside Craft Show will be held in downtown Bethany Beach on Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Sponsored by the Cultural & Historical Affairs Committee, the juried fine crafts show will feature more than 100 fine crafters along the boardwalk, bandstand area, Garfield Parkway and Parkwood Street. Shoppers can purchase jewelry, pottery, home décor, glass, photography, woodwork and more. Notes on the Beach will perform from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the bandstand. The show is a rain-or-shine event. All weather announcements regarding the show will be made on the Town’s website at www.townofbethanybeach.com.

Carwash fundraiser — The youth group of Frankford U.M. Church will host a carwash fundraiser June 3 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company parking lot. The cost is $5, and the fundraiser will take place rain or shine.

Strawberry festival — The Indian River Senior Center at 214 Irons Avenue in Millsboro will host its Strawberry Festival and Yard Sale & Craft Show on Saturday, June 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tables are available for rent for $15 for IRSC members or $20 for non-members (inside for crafters/vendors and outside for yard-sale items). Space is limited. For more information, call (302) 934-8839.

FORGE Bowling — FORGE Youth & Family Academy will host its 2nd Annual FORGE Bowling Challenge at Eastern Shore Lanes, Pocomoke, Md., at noon on June 3. The cost is $20 per person, which includes pizza and Pepsi. Prizes will be awarded to the top adult bowler and top youth bowler. All proceeds benefit FORGE Youth & Family Academy. For more information or to register, contact Robert Shrieves at (443) 366-2813.

Antique trunks — The Ocean View Historical Society will present a History Mix at Heirloom Trunks, 30446 Cedar Neck Road, Ocean View, on Saturday, June 3, at 1 p.m., with a rain date of June 5. Antique-trunk restorer Norman Justice will select unique trunks from his collection, and talk about their historical and social significance. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions during the informal presentation and view his workshop. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is limited to 40 participants, who must contact Carol at ckpsaros@aol.com or (302) 539-5653 to register, in advance. The cost is $5 for current OVHS members or $15 for non-members. 

Basic Boating Course — A Basic Boating Course will be offered at Treasure Beach Campground, Selbyville, by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary on June 3 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at a cost of $10. Satisfactory completion results in a Delaware Boating Certificate. For more information or to register, call (610) 507-7526.

AYCE Pancakes — The Fenwick Island Lions Club will host its “All You Care to Eat” Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, June 3, from 7 to 10:30 a.m. at Harpoon Hanna’s in Fenwick Island. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 3 to 12. All net proceeds go back into the community for scholarships, Camp Barnes, eyeglasses and other community services.

Trails Day at CHSP — A National Trails Day trail maintenance event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Cape Henlopen State Park.. Volunteers will be treated to a cookout at noon. The first 100 volunteers will receive a National Trails Day T-shirt. For more information, contact Stuart Schmidt at (302) 858-6127 or Lee Temby at (302)?644-5005, or email the Friends of CHSP at FOCSHP@gmail.com, or visit www.friendsofcapehenlopen.org.

 

June 4

Hymn Sing — The Friends of Prince George’s Chapel, at 32040 Ward Lane in Dagsboro, will host a Hymn Sing on Sunday, June 4, at 3 p.m., with special singing by Jack Andrews, Danita Robinson, Margaret McCabe and Elbert H. Collins Jr. There is no admission charge to the concert, but all donations will benefit the upkeep of the historic chapel. For more information, call Vickie at (302) 732-3824 or Jo Ann at (302) 858-2720.

 

June 5

Mosaic class — The Rehoboth Art League will offer Beginner Mosaic Techniques on Monday nights, June 5-19, from 6:15 to 8:45 p.m. Students 18 or older will learn to design a stepping stone, how to cut ceramic and glass tiles to fit their project, and to use color theory to make their design stand out. They will also be introduced to different substrates on which to mosaic and leave the workshop with a 12-inch-square stepping stone. The cost for the classes is $140 per person for members and $175 for non-members. Registration is required. To register go to www.rehobothartleague.org or call the Art League at 302-227-8408 ext. 112. The classes will be held in the Chambers Studio at the Rehoboth Art League located at 12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres, Rehoboth Beach.

Dredging Update — State Reps. Ron Gray and Rich Collins and state Sen. Gerald Hocker will host a community meeting on the topic of waterway dredging on Monday, June 5, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company, 30 N. Main Street, Selbyville, Del. Free ice cream will be served. Staff from DNREC's Division of Watershed Stewardship answer constituents' questions about the department’s efforts, pertaining to the schedule and priority list for dredging projects of local waterways over the next couple of years.

 

June 5-7

Watercolor class — The Rehoboth Art League will offer “Watercolor for Beginners: Beaches, Boats & Sails,” a workshop with watercolorist Gerilyn Gaskill, Monday through Wednesday, June 5 through 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. At the beginning of each session, Gaskill will give a demonstration and then assist painters as needed. The cost of the workshop is $140 per person for members or $175 per person for non-members. To register for the workshop, go to www.rehobothartleague.org or call the RAL at (302) 227-8408, ext. 112. All classes are held at the Rehoboth Art League, located at 12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres, Rehoboth Beach.

 

June 6

Acrylic painting Basics — The Rehoboth Art League will offer “Acrylic Painting Basics” with local artist Myndi Smithers on Tuesday nights, June 6 through 27, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. The classes will cover color theory and mixing acrylic colors, and composition, as well as painting and brush techniques.  The cost for the series of acrylic painting classes is $100 for members or $135 for non-members. To register for the classes, go to www.rehobothartleague.org or call the RAL at (302) 227-8408, ext. 112. All classes are held at the Rehoboth Art League, located at 12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres, Rehoboth Beach.

 

June 8

Fairways for families — The Alana Rose Foundation will present the golf fundraiser Hitting Fairways for Families on June 8 at Cripple Creek Country Club. Registration and lunch will be at 11 a.m., with a shotgun scramble at 12:30 p.m. and dinner by Taste Events at 5:30 p.m. Visit TheAlanaRoseFoundation.org for tickets and details.

Shades of Blue concert — The Frankford Public Library will host the Shades of Blue in concert on June 8 at 7 p.m., featuring jazz and funk music. The concert series is sponsored by a grant from Delaware Division of Libraries.

Watercolor basics — The Rehoboth Art League will offer “Watercolor Painting Basics” with local artist Myndi Smithers, on Thursday evenings from June 8 through 29, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. Students will concentrate on how to render their subject and learn the secrets of a good composition, and brush techniques and water control will be practiced as Smithers encourages experimentation and developing a personal style. The cost of the series of classes is $100 for members or $135 for non-members. To register for the classes, go to www.rehobothartleague.org or call the RAL at (302) 227-8408, ext. 112. All classes are held at the Rehoboth Art League, located at 12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres, Rehoboth Beach.

AARP Chorus Concert — The South Coastal DE AARP Chapter Chorus will perform a free concert at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach. The 40-voice men and women’s chorus will sing ballads, movie themes and popular tunes, under the direction of Ann Jaeger. For more information, call (302) 436-5173.

Summer Kickoff Party — The Frankford Public Library, partnering with Envision Frankford and Sussex Department of Libraries, will be hosting a Summer Kickoff Block Party at Frankford Town Park on June 8 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. The event is intended to celebrate the start of summer and launch the library’s all-age summer reading program, Build a Better World. Tootsie the Clown is scheduled from 5 to 6:30, with jazz/blues group Shades of Blue from 7 to 8 p.m. At 8:30, a movie short will highlight Envision Frankford’s Summer Movie Series. Organizers are working to have food trucks available from 5 to 7 p.m.

Police community cafe — Delaware State Police Troop 7 will hold a Community Café on Thursday, June 8, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the McDonald’s located at 24943 John J. Williams Highway in Long Neck. The Community Café will have Troop 7 administration and the community outreach officer in attendance to meet and interact with members of the public. The Community Café, often referred to as “Coffee with a Cop” in other police agencies, is being held in an effort to build a stronger relationship between the Delaware State Police and the communities they serve.

Estate Planning talk — Brandywine Living at Fenwick Island will host Common Estate Planning Mistakes, with an elder-care lawyer and financial advisor, on June 8 at noon, at 21111 Arrington Drive, Selbyville. The public can join organizers for lunch while learning about estate planning, wills and living trusts. The presentation is free, but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, contact the concierge at (302) 436-0808.

 

June 9

Silk painting 101 — Local artist Courtni Hale will offer a “Silk Painting 101” workshop at the Rehoboth Art League on Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Courtni will teach participants how fabric painting differs from canvas painting, how to treat silk to make a stained-glass window effect and how to layer dye to effect translucency. Participants will create a 24-inch nautical painting for $110 per person. All materials are included in the workshop fee. To register for the workshop, go to www.rehobothartleague.org or call the Art League at (302) 227-8408, ext. 112. The workshop will be held at the RAL, at 12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres, Rehoboth Beach.

Furniture painting 101 — Jayne’s Reliable will host Furniture Painting 101 on Friday, June 9, from 6 to 8 p.m., featuring a hands-on lecture/demonstration on painting furniture with chalk-type paint. The cost is $45, all supplies included. Space is limited. For more information or to register, call (302) 927-0049.

AARP Chorus Concert — The South Coastal DE AARP Chapter Chorus will perform a free concert at 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 9, at Cadia Rehabilitation Renaissance on Route 24 in Millsboro. The 40-voice men and women’s chorus will sing ballads, movie themes and popular tunes, under the direction of Ann Jaeger. For more information, call 436-5173.

AARP Driving Class — An AARP Smart Driver refresher class will be offered on June 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Community Lutheran Church on Omar Road, Frankford. Call (239) 567-0606 to register.

Garden Club to Meet — The Garden Club of Millsboro will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, June 9, at 10 a.m., at the Millsboro Art League on Main Street in Millsboro. New members are always welcome.

 

June 10

FORGE Anniversary — FORGE Youth will celebrate its second anniversary on Saturday, June 10, at the Frankford Town Park, from 3 to 6 p.m., and is inviting the community to join the free celebration. Those attending can bring their best side dish or dessert for a chance to win a $50 cash prize. For more information, contact Tara Barrett-Shrieves at (443) 513-1048 or e-mail info@forgeyouth.org.