Calendar of Events

 

Sept. 15

Hispanic Heritage Month party — The Selbyville Public Library is celebrating September as National Hispanic Heritage month, and the Kickoff Party will be Friday, Sept. 15, from 4 to 6 p.m., with crafts, games, food and fun for all ages. Guests are being encouraged to RSVP via the library’s event calendar at www.selbyvillelibrary.org.

‘Captain Underpants’ showing — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, will host Family Movie Night on Friday, Sept. 15, 6-7:30 p.m. The free showing (donations accepted) is of “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie,” based on the popular children series. The movie is 90 minutes long and is rated PG.

 

Sept. 16

Crab feast — Indian River Senior Center at 214 Irons Avenue in Millsboro will host a Crab Feast on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets cost $40 per person and are on sale now, with only 200 tickets available. The feast features all-you-can-eat crabs, chicken, corn, beer and soda, as well as a “Chinese auction” and 50/50 raffle, and live entertainment by the Jones Boys. For more information, call Sheila Morgan at (302) 934-0122 or IRSC at (302) 934-8839.

Coastal Cleanup — Volunteers of all ages can make a difference at the 30th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 16. Volunteers can choose from more than 45 coastal sites across the state to help clean up in the annual event sponsored by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control. The rain date is Sept. 23. Register at www.dnrec.delaware.gov.

Constitution Week celebration — The Nathaniel Mitchell Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be celebrating Constitution Week on Sept. 16-23, kicking off their second annual celebration of the signing of the Constitution 240 years ago, on Sept. 16. The event will be at the Nutter Marvel Museum, South Bedford Street, Georgetown, on at 11 a.m., in the recently renovated Barn. Among the celebrants will be ladies from the Georgetown Historical Society in period dress, the town crier (in period dress) and the Georgetown CHEER Choir, who will entertain with Revolutionary War and patriotic songs. For more information, contact Cathy at (302) 856-7904.

Dewey end-of-season beach party — The Dewey Business Partnership will host its end-of-season beach party on Sept. 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. on the Dasgworthy Street beach, featuring live music by Joe Bachman and The Tailgaters, drinks and local fare, with admission by a $5 donation or $125 for a VIP table for up to 10 people. There will be activities for children, including Cascading Carlos’ juggling show. Parking is free. For more information, visit the Dewey Business Partnership page on Facebook.

Crohn’s & Colitis walk — The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation will hold its Eastern Shore Take Steps Walk on Sept. 16 starting from the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand. Event check-in will open at 10 a.m., and the walk will step off at 11 a.m., featuring a family-friendly one-mile loop around the boardwalk and surrounding side streets. Walkers will then be treated to live performance by the Pete Muppets, and then Crooked Hammock Brewery in Lewes will host an after-party at their outdoor patio-bar (only for registered Take Steps Walkers). On Wednesday, Sept. 13, 5-9 p.m., Crooked Hammock will also be donating 10 percent of all restaurant proceeds to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. To register for the Eastern Shore Take Steps Walk, go to http://online.ccfa.org/site/TR/TakeSteps/

Genealogical Society — The Sussex County Genealogical Society will meet on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon at the new Lewes Public Library. The guest speaker will be Nancy Alexander, director of the Rehoboth Beach Museum, who will speak about the museum and how it may help assist in the search for ancestors, and play a new oral history of the area. Information on workshops, as well as the genealogy society, can be found at www.scgsdelaware.org.

 

Sept. 17

Outdoor worship service — Zoar United Methodist Church will host an outdoor worship service on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 10:15 a.m. in the historic grove where camp meetings were held 100 years ago. This year, the worship will be led by the Evans family from Pocomoke, Md. The service will be followed by a potluck picnic. Attendees should bring a dish to share at the picnic and a lawn chair for the worship time. Zoar is located at 24463 Gravel Hill Road, Millsboro, and the Rev. Martha Callaway is the minister. For more information, contact Mary Catherine at (302) 934-7007.

Back-to-Church Sunday — The Odyssey Church, located at 2 Discovery Lane, Selbyville (on Route 113, across from 84 Lumber) will host a National Back-to-Church Sunday event on Sept. 17, also celebrating the three-year anniversary of the church. The event will include the service and a picnic.

Festival Hispano — Festival Hispano will celebrate Hispanic cultural heritage on Delmarva Peninsula on Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at North Race Street in Georgetown. The free festival includes music and dances performed by local and International groups, traditional arts and crafts, and traditional food, with an emphasis on Latino cuisine. Details are available at www.festivalhispano.org.

Wild Edibles of the Seashore — Wild Edibles of the Seashore, a free program from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sept. 17, will offer the chance to learn about native plants in coastal Delaware, many of which are edible, including beach plum, prickly pear and sea rocket, as well as some cooking tips. The cost is $6 per person, and the program will take place at the Indian River Life-Saving Station on Route 1 north of the Indian River Inlet Bridge.

 

Sept. 18

Autism Delaware Parent Coffee — On Monday, Sept. 18, Autism Delaware will host its Lewes Parent Coffee Hour from 9 to 10 a.m. at Arena’s Café, Five Points, Lewes, featuring coffee and informal discussion. There is no fee. For more information, email dafne.carnright@delautism.org.

NARFE Chapter 1992 to meet — The Western Sussex Chapter 1992 of the National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) will meet on Sept. 18 at noon at the Pizza King at 300 W. Stein Highway in Seaford. The speaker will be Andrea Rhinehart, project director for Delaware Health & Social Services’ Senior Medicare Patrol. Her presentation is titled “Don’t be a Target.”

Cooking class: Rice — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Sept. 18 from noon to 1 p.m. will host a cooking class on rice, as chef Charles Oppman demonstrates cooking rice in international dishes and desserts, along with handouts, a small tasting and door prize. The class is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

 

 Sept. 19

Justice &Activism 101 — A Justice & Activism 101 workshop on Sept. 19 will introduce participants to involvement in justice work or social action. Hosted from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. by the Metropolitan Community Church of Rehoboth, 19369 Plantation Road, Rehoboth Beach, the event is part of Peace Week Delaware 2017.

Route 54 meeting — There will be a public meeting to discuss traffic conditions along Route 54 on Sept. 19 at 12:30 p.m. at the Roxana VFC fire hall. State Sen. Gerald Hocker Sr. and Rep. Ron Gray have invited Delaware Department of Transportation staff to discuss entrance plans for the Royal Farms site, as well as nearby Route 54 traffic issues.

Wee Read Story Time — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, will host Wee Read  Story Time on Tuesday, Sept. 19 and 26 from 11 to 11:45 a.m., for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers, to promote early literacy.

Create It! Arts & Crafts — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, will host Create it! Arts & Crafts for children 5 or older on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 5-6 p.m. Supplies are provided.

iPad Users Groups — The South Coastal Library will host its iPad User Groups on Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. The Rookies group is for those just getting started, while the Veterans group is for those who are ready for more advanced skills. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Bluesapalooza — On Sept. 19 from 5 to 9 p.m., Bethany Blues will host its 7th Annual Bluesapalooza locals’ appreciation event, showcasing fall specials, and featuring drink specials, food stations with barbecue, a whole roasted pig, desserts and more. Electric Velvet will perform and 16 Mile brewery will be selling its brews. Bethany Blues VIP cards will also be available. For more information, visit www.bethanyblues.com.

Trombone quartet concert — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Sept. 19 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. will host the University of Delaware Trombone Quartet, led by Bruce Tychinski, associate professor of trombone, for a free concert. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

 

Sept. 20

The spiritual roots of medicine — Beebe Integrative Health & Wellness will present “Treating Mind, Body & Soul: Reclaiming Medicine’s Spiritual Roots,” with Dr. Uday Jani, MD, FACP, on Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Lewes Public Library. Jani will help attendees explore why spiritual health can be a powerful trigger for the healing process. To register, visit https://mind-body-soul-drjani.eventbrite.com.

Frankford library Teen Advisory Group — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, will host its Teen Advisory Group (TAG)/Teen Reads on Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 5 to 6 p.m., for teens who want to help the library by offering input about books and programs geared towards teens.

Book discussion: ‘The Thorn Birds’ — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, will host a book discussion Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 1-3, featuring “The Thorn Birds” by Colleen McCullough. (This is a change in date — the group usually meets on the third Thursday of the month.)

Royal Rangers Christian boys’ group — Royal Rangers, a Christian-based program that welcomes all boys in kindergarten through high school meets weekly at Salem Church in Selbyville on Wednesday nights from 7 to 8:15 p.m. The program’s new year begins Sept. 20.

Apple Users Group — The South Coastal Library hosts a free monthly meeting of a group that shares ideas/problems/solutions/apps for using Apple products, such as Mac, MacBook, iPad, iPhone, etc., on Sept. 20 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Attendees should bring their fully-charged Apple device and Apple ID/password with them. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

 

Sept. 21

Frankford library closed for the day — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 21, for a staff development day.

Sunset Bridge Walk — The Sunset Bridge Walk will offer a chance to hike to the top of the Indian River Inlet Bridge from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 21, just in time to catch the sun setting over the Indian River Bay. A state park interpreter will lead the way, pointing out bridge features and explaining how the inlet has changed over the last 100 years. The cost is $6 per person. Participants should preregister by calling the Indian River Life-Saving Station at (302) 227-6991.

 

Sept. 21-27

Trip to Nashville — The Indian River Senior Center in Millsboro is sponsoring a trip to Nashville and Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Sept. 21-27, for $1,040 per person double-occupancy. Included are the Opryland Hotel, Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theatre, Country Music Hall of Fame, RCA Studio B, Dollywood, the Titanic Museum and more. For more details, contact Fran Harrison at (302) 545-3797.

 

Sept. 22

Blue Jean Ball — Autism Delaware’s 2017 Blue Jean Ball will take place Friday, Sept. 22, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Nassau Valley Vineyards, 32165 Winery Lane, Lewes. “Denim and Diamonds!” is the dress code for the event, which features bidding on one-of-a-kind sports memorabilia, jewelry and art, partying to a live performance Love Seed Mama Jump, award-winning wines from Nassau Valley Vineyards, as well as beer and hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants. Tickets cost $85 per person and can be purchased at www.AutismDelaware.org. For information, contact Deanna Principe at (302) 224-6020 or deanna.principe@delautism.org.

Pin-making with Autism Delaware — On Friday, Sept. 22, Autism Delaware will host a pin-making party from 10 a.m. to noon at its Lewes office, at 17517 Nassau Commons Blvd. Materials and instructions will be provided, and no special skills are required. For more information, call or email heidi.morales@delautism.org or call (302) 644-3410..

 

Sept. 22-24

Berlin Fiddlers Convention — The 25th annual Berlin Fiddlers Convention on Sept. 22-24 in Berlin, Md., will feature old-time, Celtic and bluegrass performances, musicians competing for cash prizes, the Maryland State Flatpicking Guitar Championship, and food, drink and craft vendors. The family-friendly event is free of charge to attend. For more information, visit www.BerlinFiddlers.com.

 

Sept. 23

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater — The Lakeside Community Home Owners Association will be presenting a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater on Sept. 23, 5-9 p.m. at the Lakeside Community Center, 33076 Rock Cove in the Pot-Nets community of Lakeside, off of Long Neck Road (Route 23) east of Millsboro. The show is “Golden Girls: The Curse of Jennifer Fletcher,” starring “Without a Cue” from Bensalem, Pa. Dinner is stuffed manicotti, meatballs, salad, rolls and butter, dessert, coffee, tea, and non-alcoholic beverages. Attendees may bring their own alcohol. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. Tickets cost $28 per person, and none will be sold at the door. Call for tickets at (302) 945-1263.

Small Town, Big Heroes — Girl Scout Service Unit 14 on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. will present their “Small Town, Big Heroes” community event at the Millsboro Little League Ball Park. The free event will offer the chance to meet members of the Millsboro Police Department, Millsboro Volunteer Fire Company and Delaware State Police , and see the DSP Trooper 2 helicopter and more. Attendees can make their own superhero mask and take a picture with their favorite hero in front of the superhero photo backdrop. Millsboro police officers will be serving up free frozen treats, courtesy of the Good Ole Boy Foundation. Additional activities may be available for a small materials fee. The event will take place rain or shine.

Indoor yard and bake sale — The Millville Volunteer Fire Company auxiliary will hold an indoor yard and bake sale at Station 84 on Route 26 in Millville on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Refreshments will be available.

Bilingual storytime — The Selbyville Public Library will host a special bilingual storytime for toddlers, in English and in Spanish, on Sept. 23 at 10 a.m., as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Ocean City dance — Dancing at the Beach will continue its summer monthly program of swing, Latin, ballroom, disco and country-Western dancing to the music of D.J. Mike T. on Sept. 23 at the Ocean City Elks Lodge No. 2645 Banquet Hall, 138th Street and Coastal Highway, (behind the Fenwick Inn), Ocean City, Md. Dances are open to the public. A cha cha lesson by dance instructor John Brillantes will be offered from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. with open dancing from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Admission costs $14 per person, including the lesson. For more information, call (443) 474-0015 or visit www.DancingAtTheBeach.com.

Guns & Hoses — Lower Slower Guns & Hoses will meet Sept. 23 at noon at the Eagles on Route 26 in Clarksville. For more information, call (302) 537-4235.

Brews by the Bay — On Sept. 23 from noon to 4 p.m., the Delaware Brewers Guild will host Brews by the Bay at Big Chill Beach Club at Delaware Seashore State Park. All of the breweries will be bringing special one-of-a-kind beers that have never left the brewery before, with more than 16 unique beers tapped over the course of the day. Music will be provided by Federal Street Band and Clifford Keith, and food by Taco Reho, Rosenfeld’s Jewish Deli, Rehoboth/Lewes, the Greenman Juice Truck and Downtime Refreshment. Tickets cost $50 for a single driver, $45 for those in a carpool and $10 for designated drivers. For tickets or more information, visit https://delaware-brewers-guild.ticketleap.com/brews-by-the-bay/.

Walk for the Homeless — The United Methodist Women of Faith U.M. Church will be hosting their 11th annual Walk for the Homeless on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 9 a.m. on the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk. All monetary donations will help support Casa San Francisco (Catholic Charities) in Milton, Crisis House in Georgetown and Home of the Brave (a veterans’ shelter) in Milford. For more information, contact Christina Miller-Hall at (302) 227-3118 or Tenesha Duffy at (302) 645-5574.

Tour de Sussex bike ride — The Tour de Sussex bicycle ride will take place on Sept. 23 at Delaware Technical Community College’s Georgetown Campus, offering ride distances of 25, 50, 62 and 100 miles. Proceeds will benefit workforce development scholarships. The registration fee is $75 for those 17 or older and $25 for those 16 or younger, which includes support and gear, lunch, long-sleeved T-shirt, cue sheet and rest-stop refreshments. Teams of six or more riders save $5 on registration fees. For more information or to register, visit tourdesussex.com.

 

Sept. 24

Sunday Night Worship — Bethel United Methodist Church, located at 28311 Clayton Street in Dagsboro, will present Sunday Night Worship, an evening of music and fellowship, on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m., featuring local gospel group Sons of Thunder. A love offering will be taken. Refreshments will follow in Bethel Center, sponsored by The Circle of Friends and the Rev. Susan Sliker. For further information, call (302) 732-6805.

 

Sept. 25

Kids read to dogs — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, will host PAWS on Monday, Sept. 25, from 5 to 6 p.m., as children read to trained literacy dogs to improve and practice their reading skills.

‘Being Mortal’ showing — St. Martha’s Church, located at 117 Maplewood Street in Bethany Beach, will present “Being Mortal” on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. For more information, call (302) 539-7444 or visit www.stmarthasbethany.com.

 

Sept. 26

Heart health & treatment — On Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Beebe Healthcare interventional cardiologist Dr. Ehtasham Qureshi, MD, will discuss “Heart Health and Advancements in Treatment” at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. The event is free and open to the community. He will speak about ways to improve heart health, including mindful eating, and will talk about the latest in heart treatments at Beebe Healthcare.

Wee Read Story Time — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, will host Wee Read  Story Time on Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 11 to 11:45 a.m., for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers, to promote early literacy.

Peace Week rock painting — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, will host Positivity Tuesday: Rock Painting on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 5-6 p.m. In celebration of Peace Week in Delaware, the Frankford Public Library will be painting kindness rocks to spread a positive message. No experience is necessary, and all supplies will be provided.

Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?’ — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Sept. 26 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. will host “Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?” an informational session on inheritance of personal property. Through the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, accredited financial counselor Maria Pippidas will present practical information about the inheritance of personal belongings and how to avoid family conflict. Registration is preferred. Visit or call the library at (302) 539-5231 to register, or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us for more information.

Ask the Financial Expert — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Sept. 26 from 1 to 2 p.m. will host Ask the Financial Expert, as accredited financial counselor Maria Pippidas answers financial-related questions in a drop-in session, first-come, first-served. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Protecting Your Identity — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Sept. 26 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. will host Protecting Your Identity, as University of Delaware Cooperative Extension Service and accredited financial counselor Maria Pippidas present tools to prevent identity theft and what to do if it happens. The session is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

 

 Sept. 26 - Oct. 17

Acrylic Painting Basics — The Rehoboth Art League will offer Acrylic Painting Basics on Tuesday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m., Sept. 26 through Oct. 17. The four-week class will introduce participants to composition, as well as painting and brush techniques. Local instructor Myndi Smithers will also cover color theory and mixing acrylic colors. The cost is $100 for members and $135 for non-members. To register, go to www.rehobothartleague.org or call (302) 227-8408, ext. 112.

Watercolor Painting Basics — The Rehoboth Art League will offer Watercolor Painting Basics on Tuesday evenings from Sept. 26 through Oct. 17, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. Brush techniques and water control will be practiced, and experimentation will be encouraged. Drawing for watercolor paintings, composition and developing personal style will be emphasized. The cost for the series is $100 for members and $135 for non-members. To register, go to www.rehobothartleague.org or call (302) 227-8408, ext. 112.

 

Sept. 27

Art in the Afternoon — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, will host Art in the Afternoon on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2-3 p.m., featuring an hour of adult coloring. Materials will be provided or attendees can bring their own projects.

AARP Chapter 4903 luncheon — AARP Chapter 4903 will host a chapter luncheon on Wednesday, Sept 27, at American Legion Post 28 in Long Neck. Reservations are required before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept 19. The cost is $13.50 for members, $14.50 for non-members. For more information and reservations, call Norma at (302) 945-4895 or Mari at (302) 684-8485.

Cookies with a Cop — The Selbyville Public Library will host Cookies with a Cop from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 27. Kids can join Selbyville police officer Corrigan for a chance to talk about safety, discuss crime prevention and make new friends. This month, special guests from the Sussex Emergency Operations Center will help kids practice how to call 911. Pre-registration is encouraged and can be done at the library or through www.selbyvillelibrary.org.

Health & Retirement Planning workshop — The Frankford Public Library will host a workshop, Health & Retirement: Planning for the Great Unknown on Sept. 27 at 10 a.m., featuring financial advisers Michael Bellaty and Kyle Ricker, who will discuss health and retirement strategies.

 

Sept. 28

AGH’s Fall Golf Classic — The Robert E. Warfield Memorial Fall Golf Classic (formerly known as the AGH Fall Golf Classic) to benefit Atlantic General Hospital will be held on Thursday, Sept. 28, at Ocean City (Md.) Golf Club., Registration begins at 11 a.m., with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Each team can choose their course/format — Newport Bay/Best Ball or Seaside/Scramble. The player entry fee includes cart and greens fees, lunch and dinner, as well as snacks and beverages on the course. Giveaways, course challenges and tournament awards are also included. Lunch this year will be provided by Bad Monkey O.C. Bar & Grill. Dough Roller Restaurants is the dinner sponsor. Team reservations can be submitted via the website and must be received by Sept. 15. Dinner and the awards, open to non-golfers, will begin at 5 p.m.

Dine & Donate for ‘End Polio Now’ — From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 28, the Cottage Café near Bethany Beach will donate a portion of sales to Southern Sussex Rotary for the “End Polio Now” campaign. The event includes raffle and 50/50 drawings.

Watch the Book: ‘Henrietta Lacks’ — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, will host Watch the Book on Friday, Sept. 28, 6-8 p.m. After a brief discussion on the bestselling book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” there will be a showing of the new HBO original movie.

Cocktails Curing Cancer — The annual Cocktails Curing Cancer party will be held Thursday, Sept. 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Big Fish Grill in Ocean View, featuring heavy appetizers, live music by The Stims, a photo area and more. Tickets cost $45, with VIP tickets ($75 each) granting early access at 5 p.m., with special appetizers, one free drink, one entry into both prize raffles and a VIP gift bag. Live auction prizes include a private dinner by chef Jay Allen from The Elegant Plate. Tickets will also be sold for two raffle prizes: “The Shore Experience” hotel and restaurant package, and “The Brew Tour.” Tickets are available at www.CocktailsCuringCancerBB.eventbrite.com. Tickets will be sold the door, if available.

Sierra Club to meet — The Southern Delaware Sierra Club will meet on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach, aiming to organize activities in southern Delaware. Everyone is welcome to attend, whether a lifetime member of Sierra Club or not a member and just looking to learn more and potentially get involved. A survey is available online until Sept. 25, at https://delaware.sierraclub.org/sodel, and will be discussed at the meeting and used to help guide planning.

Online Tutorials Assistance — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon will present Online Tutorials Assistance, allowing attendees to choose from more than 500 free online classes. Library staff will help participants sign up and get started. The class is free, but pre-registration is required.

Crime/Drug Awareness & Prevention — The Selbyville Police Department is inviting the public to a Crime/Drug Awareness & Prevention Meeting on Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. Experts will discuss drug treatment, current trends, signs of drug use and crime. The meeting will be held at Salem United Methodist Church, 29 W. Church Street, Selbyville.

 

Sept. 29

Lantern tour — Indian River Life-Saving Station will hosts a lantern tour from 8 to 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 29, exploring the daily lives of the surfmen and how they saved shipwreck victims off the Delaware Coast. A guided museum tour is followed by local tales and a venture out onto the beach where they performed their nightly patrols. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling (302) 227-6991. The cost is $10 per person.

 

Sept. 30

Model train show — The Delaware Seaside Railroad Club will host a model train show on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Roxana Volunteer Fire Company’s fire hall, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring model train layouts, door prizes and refreshments. Admission is free for children 10 or younger and costs $5 for those 11 or older. For more information, visit delawareseasiderailroadclub.com or contact Bill Zeigler at (302) 537-0964.

Tailgating Games & Fireworks Festival — The Delaware Tailgating Games & Fireworks Festival on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 16 Mile Brewery on S. Bedford Street in Georgetown, will feature a team tournament in lawn games, with cash prizes, as well as live music, food trucks, local vendors and a “kid zone.” The tournament will kick off at 2 p.m., with event festivities running from until 8 p.m., followed by fireworks. Pre-register teams of four in games such as cornhole, ladderball, can jam, life-sized beruit and more, online at www.deltg.com for $50 per team before Sept. 27; prices for on-site registration will be higher, if it is still available. Those 21 or older can partake in 16 Mile’s craft brews, either a la carte or by pre-purchasing a $25-per-person VIP Festival Pass at www.deltg.com for 10 craft brews during the festival. Children & Families First in Sussex County is this year’s non-profit beneficiary. For more information, visit www.deltg.com.

 

Oct. 1

‘Stand for life’ — A “stand for life” will take place in South Bethany along Route 1 at S. 9th Street from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 1. Individuals will be standing in prayer for the nation to end legal abortion. Signs will be provided. Parking is on S. 9th Street. For more information, call Carolyn at (302) 539-8775.

 

Oct. 4

LBWC Fashion Show & Luncheon — The Lord Baltimore Women’s Club Fashion Show & Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 11 a.m., and will feature fall fashions, door prizes, raffles and a ticket auction. The event is the group’s primary fundraiser to benefit its Scholarship & Education Fund and will be held at the Baywood Greens Country Club. The cost is $35 per person, and the food choices for the luncheon are chicken salad croissant or fish tacos. Those wishing to attend should send guest names, food choices and a self-addressed envelope, with checks made payable to LBWC to LBWC, P.O. Box 409, Ocean View, DE 19970. For more information, email lordbaltimorewc@gmail.com.

 

Oct. 5

Immigration forum — Información en inmigración de La Esperanza will be held at the Selbyville Public Library on Oct. 5 at 6 p.m., offering a forum on immigration with La Esperanza. Representatives of the organization will be at the library to answer questions and share information on immigration matters. All questions are welcome. (La Esperanza estará aquí para contestar preguntas y compartir información sobre asuntos de inmigración. Todas las preguntas son bienvenidas.)

 

Oct. 5-8

Open a business/Abrir un negocio — Bethany Beach Ocean Suites will host a Plein Air outdoor painting event and competition on Oct. 5-8. Artist applications are due by Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. Artists much be 18 or older, and there is a limit of 60 artists, first-come, first-served. The registration fee is $40 for the plein air event and quick-draw, or $15 for the quick-draw only. Artists will receive 75 percent of every sale, with the exhibit, awards and paint sale on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, contact Allyson Knight at (302) 539-3200, ext. 405, or aknight@bboceansuites.com.

 

Oct.6

AARP refresher course — The Indian River Senior Center will host an AARP refresher course on Friday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $15 for members or $20 for non-members. Participants should sign up and pay on the day of course. The IRSC is located behind the Wawa on Route 113, at 214 Irons Avenue, Millsboro, and can be reached by calling (302) 934-8839.

 

Oct. 7

St. George’s Autumn Market — St. George’s United Methodist Women will hold their annual Autumn Market at the church on the corner of Omar Road and Route 26 on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring homemade soups, chicken salad and baked goods. Craft vendors interested in participating are being asked to call Diane Bailey at (302) 537-6457 or email sandytoz64@hotmail.com for more information. Proceeds from the event will go to support those in need locally and throughout Sussex County.

IRHS Class of 1987 reunion — The Indian River High School Class of 1987 will celebrate their 30th reunion on Oct. 7 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Grotto's Pizza, 2nd floor, Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach. The $10 cover charge includes all-you-can-eat pizza and soda, and there will be a cash bar. The group is also being invited to meet at the Oct. 13 Homecoming football game. For details, contact deviellant@gmail.com.

Coastal Towns Historic Homes Tour — The Ocean View Historical Society (OVHS) will sponsor a guided tour of 10 historic houses in Ocean View on Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Coastal Towns Historic Homes Tour costs $20 for OVHS members or $30 for non-members. Limited tickets are on sale at the Ellen Rice Gallery and Made by Hand and online at www.ovhistoricalsociety.org.

SoDel Fest — SoDel Fest, a wine, food and music festival to benefit local charities, will take place Oct. 7, from noon to 4 p.m., at the Independence clubhouse near Millsboro, offering food from area restaurants, wines, craft beers and cocktails, cooking demonstrations, blind tastings, live music, and more. The VIP Private Reserve Experience ($249) offers a five-course seated dinner hosted by a Master Sommelier at Baywood Greens on Friday, Oct. 6, and full-day access to an exclusive lounge seating area during the event. Tickets to the festival cost $75 pre-sale. The Learning Experience costs an additional $35 per person and includes early admission to the festival, with a chance to taste with a Master Sommelier. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.sodelfest.com or contact Stacy LaMotta at stacy@sodelfest.com.

Indoor yard and craft sale — The Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will host an indoor yard and craft sale on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the fire hall at 30 N. Main St., Selbyville. For table rental information, call Nicole at (850) 324-5008.

 

Oct. 8

Senior Center Anniversary Celebration — The Indian River Senior Center will host its 48th Anniversary Celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at noon, featuring a catered lunch, special music and live entertainment by Bob Loughee. The cost is $10 for members or $12 for non-members. The event is open to the public. The IRSC is located behind the Wawa on Route 113, at 214 Irons Avenue, Millsboro, and can be reached by calling (302) 934-8839.

 

Oct. 11

Fall Fashion Show — The Indian River Senior Center will host a Fall Fashion Show on Wednesday, Oct. 11, featuring a catered lunch and fashions shown on live models provided by Bonworth Clothing. The cost is $10 for members or $12 for non-member. The IRSC is located behind the Wawa on Route 113, at 214 Irons Avenue, Millsboro, and can be reached by calling (302) 934-8839.

 

Oct. 12

Improve in the Garden — First State Community Loan on Oct. 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Frankford Public Library will present the Hispanic Business Development Program's free workshops on how to open a business in Delaware, presented in Spanish. El Programa de Desarrollo Empresarial Hispano de Delaware de First State Community Loan Fund le invita a sus talleres gratuitos con informacion sobre los pasos a seguir para abrir un negocio en Delaware.

 

Oct. 14

Improve in the Garden — Good Earth Market & Organic Farm will host its first-ever “Improv in the Garden” on Oct. 14, 2017. Delaware Comedy Theatre members will host a night of laughs, drinks and food (mature audiences only) from 7 to 9 p.m., with a cash bar outside, as well as a dinner menu available to guests. (The purchase of a ticket does not include food or drink.) Tickets are available for purchase at Good Earth Market in Clarksville. Pre-sale tickets will cost $5, and tickets purchased at the door will cost $7.

Paws Got Your 6 veterans event — Grass Roots Rescue and American Legion Post 28 in Millsboro will host Paws Got Your 6 on Oct. 14 from 1 to 6 p.m., to show support for veterans and active-duty military, and to raise awareness about PTSD and the benefits of animals for those with PTSD. Half of the funds raised will go toward training a service dog for a veteran with PTSD. The all-ages event will feature four life bands, two food trucks, a number of non-profit organizations and vendors of pet and other items, including Scentsy, 31, Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef and LuLaRoe.

 

Oct. 15

Truck R Treat costume party — The Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department will host its 10th Annual Truck R Treat costume party on Oct. 15 at 1 p.m., rain or shine. Children will get free treats, hotdogs and refreshments. The costume contest is for children from infant to age 12, with prizes to be awarded in Most Original, Scariest, Cutest, Group and Family Group. Children must be registered by 2 p.m., and judging will take place at 2:30 p.m.