Calendar of Events

April 21

Pottery class — The Rehoboth Art League will offer a series of adult pottery classes, “Basic Wheel Throwing,” on Fridays from April 21 through May 26, from 10 a.m. to noon. Students will learn about the nature of clay, clay preparation, tools, centering the clay on the wheel, coning up, opening and then pulling up to create a cylinder and then practice to develop the “feel” for the clay to allow them to progress in wheel throwing.  The cost of the classes is $215 for members or $250 for non-members, which includes all supplies To register for “Basic Wheel Throwing,” go to or call (302) 227-8408, ext. 112.  All classes will be held at the Rehoboth Art League, located at 12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres, Rehoboth Beach.

Earth day — South Bethany’s Community Enhancement Committee is sponsoring its 5th Annual Earth Day Celebration with a “Trail of South Bethany History.” The South Bethany Historical Society and CEC have created five informational signs that will depict the roots of South Bethany up to present time. The event starts at 10 a.m. at Richard Hall Memorial Park, near Town Hall.


April 22

CIB Brewfest — Gary's Dewey Beach Brewfest will take place on Saturday, April 22, (Earth Day), benefitting the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays. The eighth annual event will feature more than 30 local and national breweries, live music, food and raffle giveaways and prizes. There will be two sessions, between 1 and 7 p.m. Tickets cost $28 in advance (online or at Gary’s Dewey Beach Grill), or $35 at the door. Space is limited To purchase a ticket online, visit

OVHS Dedication — The Ocean View Historical Society will host a House Dedication & Yard Party at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, at the Evans-West House, future home of the Coastal Towns Museum, at 40 West Avenue in Ocean View. The 1901 house and its grounds will be open for touring, and the National Register plaque will be unveiled, while the vision for the proposed museum will be discussed and donations raised. Refreshments donated by local restaurants will be offered. Free parking is available in the three Ocean View Town Park lots and at Interiors by Kim, 33 Central Avenue. The event will be held rain or shine.

Boating Course — South Bethany Town Hall will host a Basic Boating Course by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary on April 22 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The course costs $10, and satisfactory completion results in a Delaware Boating Certificate For more information or to register, call (610) 507-7526.

Native Bees & Plants — Sam Droege will speak on “Native Bees in Delaware: Co-creators of Delaware’s Native Plants” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on April 22 at the South Coastal Library, 43 Kent Avenue, Bethany Beach. Droege will show extreme close-up shots of bees taken with new photography techniques, as well as talk about how to make a property bee-friendly. Droege is developing an inventory and monitoring program for native bees and online identification guides for North American bees at The Delaware Botanic Gardens presentation is free of charge.

Beebe Plant Sale — The Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary will sponsor a plant sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, at East Coast Garden Center in Millsboro.

Acting workshop — The Bethany Area Repertory Theater will host acting workshops on April 22 and May 6, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Dickens Parlour Theatre in Millville. Email ­ to reserve a seat or call (484) 678-45199.

Zentangle class — The Rehoboth Art League is offering a zentangle class on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Zentangle is a step-by-step method of drawing that is designed to be meditative, relaxing and easy to learn. Using just a square paper tile and pen, instructor Jamie Moore will teach participants how to create an abstract drawing of repetitive patterns. No prior artistic skill is required. The cost of the class is $45 per person. To register for the class, go to or call the Art League at (302) 227-8408, ext. 112.

Fenwick cleanup — The Fenwick Island Environmental Committee and the Town of Fenwick Island are sponsoring the 2nd Annual Earth Day Cleanup on April 22, from 9 to 11 a.m. Participants will gather at town hall for morning refreshments, environmental displays and cleanup assignments throughout the town. All participants will receive a commemorative gift and could win door prizes from Fenwick businesses.

Relay yard/bake sale — Relay for Life of Coastal Delaware/Team M&T Hope Brigade will host a fundraiser yard sale and bake sale on April 22 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 24113 John J. Williams Hwy. in Millsboro. For more information, visit ­

Relay bake sale — Relay for Life of Coastal Delaware/Team Karpin Construction will hold a bake sale on April 22 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Giant Food, 19312 Lighthouse Plaza Blvd., Rehoboth Beach. For more information, visit ­

Guns & Hoses — The Lower Sussex Guns &?Hoses group will meet on Saturday, April 22, at noon at the Eagles on Route 26 in Clarksville. The new organization is intended to foster interaction between police and fire agencies in the Lower Sussex area, and all active and retired police officers, firefighters, EMTs and associated agencies are welcome.


April 22-23

Pooch Palooza — Pooch Palooza, an animal rescue fundraiser, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 22 and 23, at the Frontier Town Campground, 8428 Stephen Decatur Hwy, Berlin, Md. Partners for Paws Delaware will be at the event, collecting donations.


April 23

Soap-making demo — Jayne’s Reliable will host Donna Driver of Avi Mae Farms, who will be sharing her secrets of making handmade soaps on Sunday, April 23, at 1 p.m. Driver will demonstrate the process, answer questions and aim to inspire participants to try the techniques for themselves. The event cost $35 per person and includes a sample to take home. Space is limited. To reserve a spot, call (302) 927-0049.

Sunday Night Worship — Bethel United Methodist Church in Dagsboro will present Sunday Night Worship, an evening of music and fellowship, on Sunday, April 23, at 6 p.m., featuring gospel group Seaford Wesleyan Worship Team from the Ark. All are welcome. A “love offering” will be taken, with refreshments to follow in the Bethel Center.

Walk for sight — The 14th Annual Walk for Sight, sponsored by the Delaware Eye Institute and the Delaware Lions Foundation, will take place on Sunday, April 23, in Grove Park, Rehoboth Beach, starting at 1:30 p.m., with registration starting at 12:30 p.m. The $25 registration fee includes a T-shirt, free lunch with food from Bethany Blues and Ruby Tuesday, grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, with entertainment by the Back Bay Strummers. Proceeds from the walk will be used to aid and assist the visually impaired in Delaware. For more information, contact Lion Ed Springer at (302) 684-5452.

Community cookout — Odyssey Church at 2 Discovery Lane in Selbyille will host its Community Cookout, featuring food and fellowship, on April 23, with the service beginning at 10 a.m. and the cookout to follow. Attendees should bring their best dish to share. For more information, contact Pastor Rob Welsh at (302) 519-3867.

Relay benefit concert — Relay for Life of Coastal Delaware/Team Sherri's Village will host a benefit concert on April 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Camp Rehoboth Community Center, 37 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, with music provided by Bettenroo, a versatile duo that covers five decades of popular songs, plus their own originals. Singing along is encouraged. The suggested donation is $10. For more information, visit

Sunday breakfasts — Sussex Eagles 4528 is holding its Sunday Breakfasts, open to the public, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Millville Sussex County Eagles Aerie on Route 26. There is a full menu, and all breakfasts are $7 or less, plus weekly specials.


April 24

Intermediate dance — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach will host an intermediate-level swing, cha cha and rumba class dance class with John Brillantes on April 24 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. No partner is required, but participants should wear leather-soled shoes. The class is free. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit ­


April 25

Windows 10 class — The South Coastal Library will host a class on the basics of navigating through Windows 10 on participants’ own laptop or tablet computers (bring devices fully-charged) on April 25 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. The class is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, contact the library at (302) 539-5231 or visit ­

Intro to Tai Chi — Beebe Integrative Health on Tuesday, April 25, from 3 to 4 p.m. will host Introduction to Tai Chi with Pat Hendrick, certified instructor, at the Lewes Public Library. “Tai chi is the practice of slow, intentional movements aimed at strengthening mind and body. It is ideal for people of all ages and can be performed standing or sitting.” Register online: For more information about Beebe Integrative Health or class offerings, go to


April 26

AARP Luncheon — AARP Chapter 4903 will host a chapter luncheon on April 26 at the American Legion Post 28 in Long Neck. Reservations are required and should be made before 5 p.m. on Monday, April 18. The cost $13 for members, $14 for non-members. For more information and reservations, call Norma at (302) 945-4895 or Mari at (302) 684-8485.


April 27

Chix with stix — The South Coastal Library at 43 Kent Avenue in Bethany Beach will host the group Beach Chix with Stix on April 27 at 10 a.m. Participants can bring a current project, get new ideas and meet other needleworkers, as well as enjoying speakers, special presentations and more. For more information, contact the library at (302) 539-5231 or visit ­

Celtic concert — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on April 27 from 6 to 7 p.m. will host a Celtic music concert by Magical Strings, featuring traditional Celtic arrangements and original compositions on harp, hammered dulcimer and more. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit

Teen advisory board — Selbyville Public Library will host its first teen advisory board meeting from 5 to 6 p.m. There will be pizza and refreshments, and the meeting is for ages 13 to 18. To join the board, contact the library at (302) 436-8195 or under “Event Calendar.”


April 28

Furniture Painting 101 — Jayne’s Reliable will host a hands-on lecture/demonstration on painting furniture with chalk-type paint on Friday, April 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $45, all supplies included. Space is limited. For more information or to register, call (302) 927-0049. Space is limited.

Poetry slam — Families are welcome at the Selbyville Public Library for a night of poetry from 4:30 to 6 p.m. All ages are welcome to read an original poem or one by your favorite poet. To register, call the library at (302) 436-8195 or email

Breakfast for dinner — The Bishopville Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Breakfast for Dinner at the main station from 6 to 8 p.m. This is buffet-style, and includes scrambled eggs, sausage, scrapple, creamed chipped beef and more. The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children. For more information, call (443) 235-2926.


April 28-30

Urban sketching — The Rehoboth Art League will host “Urban Sketching: Watercolor, Pen & Ink with local artist Rosemary Connelly on April 28-30. On Friday evening, April 28, from 6 to 9 p.m., workshop participants will meet for drawing and painting exercises, and on Saturday, April 29, and Sunday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rehoboth Art League Campus and in various locations in Rehoboth Beach, Connelly will work with each participant one-on-one.  The cost of the three-day workshop is $155 per person for members or $190 per person for non-members. To register for the workshop, go to or call the Art League at (302) 227-8408, ext. 112.


April 29

WWII Film/Lecture — The Fort Miles Museum in Cape Henlopen State Park is hosting a series of monthly open-house/movie/lecture events. The April event will take place on Saturday, April 29, with open-house hours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the film/lecture at 1 p.m., focusing on the Battle of Midway, featuring the artwork of local artist Paul Rendel. Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Bill Manthorpe will talk about the role of breaking the Japanese JN-25 code and the role of Cmdr. Joe Rochefort. 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.

Passport Day — The Ocean View Post Office, located at 35764 Atlantic Avenue, will host a passport day on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No appointment is necessary to process applications at this individual event, though it is intended to accept first-time passport applications. To apply for a passport, travelers need to complete Passport Application Form DS-11 (unsigned) and provide one of the following: a U.S. birth certificate from the Department of Vital Statistics (not a certificate of birth) or naturalization papers. Applicants must also show either a valid driver’s license, a previous or current U.S. passport book or card, Certificate of Naturalization, Certificate of Citizenship, military I.D. or a federal, state or municipal government employee I.D. card. Applicants younger than 16 must be present with both parents unless consent is given, while those 16 or 17 require only one parent be present.

Ladies’ expo & Lunch — The Nanticoke Indian Association will host its 5th Annual Ladies Expo & Luncheon, “Improving the Quality of Life through Positive Change,” on Saturday, April 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Georgetown CHEER Center, featuring storyteller Ragghi Rain, drummers Tidewater Agency and flute music by Boe Harris, with lunch catered by Lighthouse Catering and desserts by Desserts by Dana. The keynote speaker is E. Keith Colston, administrative director of the Commission for Indian Affairs in Maryland. The cost is $20 per person, in advance, and seating is limited, with payment by check or money order to NIA, sent to Nanticoke Indian Association, Inc., ATTN: Ladies Luncheon, 27073 John J. Williams Highway, Millsboro, DE 19966. RSVP to (302) 945-3400 by April 14 with the names of attendees and contact information.

MSO concert — The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra will perform its final concert of the season at Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church at 3 p.m. The concert includes Dvorak’s Cello Concerto and Beethoven’s Symphony #6. The featured soloist is Patrick Jee, of the New York Philharmonic. A pre-concert lecture begins at 2:15 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. For more information, call (888) 846-8600.

Quarter auction — The Indian River Senior Center is hosting a quarter auction. Doors open at noon, and auction stars at 1 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance, or $10 at the door. Extra paddles cost $3 each. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and light refreshments. For more information, call (302) 934-8839.


April 30

Worship concert — The Alleluias, an interdenominational Christian choral group, will present a worship concert on Sunday, April 30, at 10:45 a.m. at St. Matthew by the Sea UMC, 1000 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island, in place of the usual worship service. The concert is free and open to the public.

Kidney Walk — The Southern Delaware Kidney Walk is set for Sunday, April 30, at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes. Check-in for the family- and dog-friendly event begins at 10 a.m. at the Picnic Pavilion, and the walk kicks off at 11 a.m. Participants can choose from a 3-mile route or a shorter, patient-friendly route for strollers and wheelchairs. The event also will feature entertainment, refreshments, a petting zoo, photo booth, interactive vendor booths and the Kidney Kids Corner, with face painting and games. Funds raised through Kidney Walk will directly support NKF-MD’s patient services, education and research efforts. There is no registration fee, but Cape Henlopen State Park charges an entrance fee for vehicles. Everyone who raises a minimum of $100 will earn a Kidney Walk T-shirt. To register or learn about sponsorship or volunteer opportunities, visit or call (410) 726-8732.


Singles on the Seashore — Singles on the Seashore will take in brunch at Victoria’s Restaurant in Rehoboth on Sunday, April 30, at noon. For more information, contact Nancy at (302) 581-3009.

Bowling fundraiser — Teams of four can register for a bowling fundraiser on April 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Millsboro Lanes. The cost is $25 per person and includes two hours of bowling, shoe rental, soda and a slice of pizza. Trophies will be given for best and worst bowlers, for youth and adult scores. Participants should RSVP with payment to the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce by Friday, April 21. All proceeds will go toward the Town's Stars & Stripes fireworks celebration on July 1. Sponsorships also available. For more information, call (302) 934-6777 or visit


May 2

Socrates Cafe — People from varied backgrounds will gather at Bethany Beach Christian Church  on May 2 to discuss philosophical ideas from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The forum is open to all, and all questions and ideas are welcome. For more information, contact Rose Mary Hendrix at or (302)?537-9417.

‘Rocky’ for relay — Relay for Life of Coastal Delaware/Team Muu-Muu will host a movie-night fundraiser on Tuesday, May 2, at the historic Clayton Theatre in Dagsboro, which will show the Oscar-winning movie “Rocky,” starring Sylvester Stallone. A raffle of items and a 50/50 drawing will take place starting at 6 p.m., with the movie at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10 each and can be purchased at the theater or by calling (302) 321-9020. To find out more, visit


May 3

Head & Neck pain relief — Beebe Integrative Health on Wednesday, May 3, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. will host “Natural Methods to Treat Head & Neck Pain” with Dr. Uday Jani and Sheri Jones, LMT, at Lewes Public Library. Register online: For more information about Beebe Integrative Health or class offerings, go to ­


May 4

Day of prayer Event — Dagsboro will host its second annual National Day of Prayer Gathering on May 4 at 11:45 a.m. outside the new Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department fire hall on Clayton Street. The program will last one hour and will include prayers for local, state and national governments, as well as schools, first-responders and the military. All are welcome. The Dagsboro program is organized by Bethel United Methodist Church.


May 5-6

Yard & Bake Sale — St. Andrew’s Orthodox Church, at 33384 Mackenzie Way, Lewes (off Plantation Road) will host its Big Yard & Bake Sale on Friday and Saturday, May 5-6, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. Proceeds benefit St. Andrew’s Church.