Calendar of Events

June 22

‘Beauty & The Beast’ — The Frankford Public Library will host a free showing of the the live-action film “Beauty &?the Beast” on June 22 at 6 p.m. Guests can bring an appetizer or a dessert to share.

 

June 23

Teen craft — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach will offer those ages 10 to 17 the chance to do a quilt craft on June 23 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. They will decorate a quilt square and help piece together a “Build a Better World”-themed quilt. For ages 10 - 17 years. Preregistration is required and begins June 1. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

 

June 24

Yard & Bake Sale — Dagsboro Gospel Fellowship Church will host a yard and bake sale on June 24, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church at 29585 Armory Road. A limited number of tables will be available at no charge. For more information or to reserve a table by June 15, call (302) 376-8908 and leave a message.

Crab feast — American Legion Post 24, at 28181 Nine Foot Road in Dagsboro, will host a Crab Feast from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, featuring all-you-can-eat crabs, fried chicken, hotdogs, baked beans, macaroni salad and corn on the cob. Also included is domestic draft beer and sodas. There will be music and a 50/50 raffle. There is no reserved seating. Tickets cost $35 per person in advance, and tickets are limited. For more information, call (302) 732-3120.

Indoor yard/bake Sale — The Millville Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary will host an indoor yard and bake sale to benefit the fire company on June 24 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Station 84 on Route 26 in Millville. Vendor tables cost $12 each or $20 for two. Refreshments will be available. To reserve a table or for more information, contact Rose at (302) 537-4220.

Craft Beer Fest — Downtown Salisbury, Md., will host the Second Annual Salisbury Shore Craft Beer Fest & Riverwalk Celebration on Saturday, June 24, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Riverwalk Park. Vendors, nonprofits, local brewers and food trucks will set up on both banks of the Wicomico River, west of Division Street near the Wicomico County Library, along with kids’ entertainment, live music, food trucks and a home brewing tent. The family-friendly, pet-friendly event is free and open to the public. Unlimited samples of 30 beers from local breweries are available with the purchase of a ticket, available online at http://www.shorecraftbeerfest.com/salisbury-riverwalk.html. Prices at the door are $35 for General Admission tickets and $50 for VIP admission, with a discount for advance purchase. The first 600 attendees will receive commemorative glasses, and VIPs will receive T-shirts and an extra hour at the festival.

Bake & Yard Sale — Dagsboro Gospel Fellowship Church will host a bake sale and yard sale on June 24 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 29585 Armory Road. Tables are free, but sellers should reserve a table by June 15 by calling (302) 448-0143. The rain date is July 22.

Emergency Services Day — On Saturday, June 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Roxana Volunteer Fire Company will host its inaugural Emergency Services Awareness Day, at 35943 Zion Church Road, Roxana (Frankford). Representatives of multiple volunteer fire companies, local and state law enforcement agencies, the Delaware State Fire School, various departments within DNREC and the Office of the State Fire Marshal will be present, with fire apparatus on display, and the DSP Aviation Unit and other specialized units on-site. Food vendors will be on site, including the RVFC Ladies Auxiliary, selling breakfast items. The event is free and designed for the whole family. For more information, call (302) 436-2300 or email chrisu@roxana90.com.

Quarter Auction — A quarter auction fundraiser will be held at Dagsboro Church of God’s Ignite Center, 32224 Dupont Boulevard (Route 113) in Dagsboro, starting at noon with the auction starting at 1 p.m. Proceeds will help sponsor Shantina James in the Susan G Komen 3-Day (60-mile) Walk. The cost is $7 for the first paddle and $3 for each additional paddle. For more information, contact Shantina James at (703) 217-2967.

Blueberry Festival — Parsons Farms Produce, 30381 Armory Road, Dagsboro, will host a Blueberry Festival on June 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., to benefit the American Cancer Society. Activities will include blueberry U-pick, blueberry pie-eating contest, haywagon rides, food trucks, health screenings, face-painting, a petting zoo, moon bounce and more. Local artisans will also sell handmade crafts and products. Music will be provided by the Dirt Road Outlawz and by Elvis impersonator Bob Lougheed at noon. Entries in the Great Blueberry Bake-off can be submitted, with a copy of the recipe, for judging on Friday, June 23, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A $7 bracelet grants admission and access to the activities. Children 2 or younger are admitted free of charge. For more information, call (302) 732-3336 or visit www.facebook.com/ParsonsFarmProduce/events.

 

June 25

Vendor sale — The Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company will host a vendor event on June 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the fire hall at 215 Hollywood Street in Bethany Beach. The event will feature apparel, jewelry, makeup, skincare, health and wellness, home decor and more, with vendors including Lularoe, Chloe + Isabel, Isagenix, Perfectly Posh, Kustomized Kenney Coastal Crafts, Young Living, Arbonne, Mary Kay, Lip Sense, Party Lite, Thirty One and Scentsy. Most vendors will be accepting cash and credit cards. The all-weather event can be entered from Hollywood Street. For information, contact Jennifer Bland at (302) 745-3439.

Gospel music — Bethel United Methodist Church, located at 28311 Clayton Street in Dagsboro, will present an evening of music and fellowship featuring gospel music by Bill and Susan Day on Sunday, June 25, beginning at 6 p.m., sponsored by The Circle of Friends and the Rev. Susan Sliker Refreshments will follow in Bethel Center. All are welcome. For information, call (302) 732-6805.

Firecracker 5K — The annual Firecracker 5K Run/Walk will occur June 25 at 7:15 a.m. The chip-timed race includes a post-race party and T-shirts for participants. Registration is available at www.bethanybeach5k.com.

Battery 519 Tours — Tours of the Fort Miles’ bunker, located in Cape Henlopen State Park, led by the Fort Miles Historical Association, will be offered at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Admission costs $5.00. Tourgoers should meet at the battery’s 16-inch gun 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

 

June 26

Del-Tech Alumni Meet — The DelTech Owens Campus Alumni Association will hold its annual meeting on Monday, June 26, at 6 p.m. in Meeting Room A, located in the Student Services Center at the Owens Campus. Elections will be held during the meeting to fill both officer and board member positions. Nominations will be accepted from the floor, and all votes must be cast in person. Anyone who was awarded a degree, diploma, or certificate from Delaware Technical Community College’s Owens Campus is considered a member of the alumni association and eligible to vote. For more information, email alumni@dtcc.edu, or call (302) 259-6024.

Nightclub Two-Step — Professional dance instructor John Brillantes will teach the Nightclub Two-Step on June 26 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach. No partner is required for the free class, but attendees should wear leather-soled shoes. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Teen matinee — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach will host a Chill Out Matinee for those ages 12 to 17 on June 26 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., with a free movie, popcorn and ice cream. Pre-registration is required and begins June 1. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Steel Drum concert — The Sounds of Steel Drum Ensemble will perform a free concert at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on June 26 from 6 to 7 p.m., featuring youth from across Sussex County playing a blend of calypso and reggae mixed with traditional gospel, jazz, R&B and Caribbean tunes. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Book Wreath craft — Crafters can create a book wreath out of retired book pages at the Frankford Public Library on June 26 at 6 p.m. Attendees should bring a glue gun if they have one. All other supplies will be provided. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call (302) 732-9351.

 

June 26-30

Kids’ Jewelry camp — The Rehoboth Art League (RAL) will hold a Jewelry Artist Summer Camp for young artists ages 10 to 14 from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 26 to 30. After looking at jewelry made by RAL jewelers and learning the “tools and terms of the trade,” student artists will learn how to create jewelry using wire to “cage” a rock or shell. They will also make rolled paper beads. The cost is $200 for members or $235 for non-members. To view camp offerings or fees or to register, visit www.rehobothartleague.org or call the education programs director at (302) 227-8404, ext. 112. All RAL summer camps are held at the Rehoboth Art League, located at 12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres, Rehoboth Beach.

 

June 27

Teen & ’Tween craft — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach will host a craft event on June 27 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Teens and ’tweens ages 10 to 17 will paint and decorate a bird feeder. Pre-registation is required. For more information or to register, visit the South Coastal Library at 43 Kent Ave., Bethany Beach, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

 

June 28

’Tween Craft — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach will host a 3D needle-felting craft activity for children ages 8 to 11 on June 28 from 2 to 3:30 p.m., presented by Monika Lilly. In-person pre-registration is required. For more information, visit the South Coastal Library at 43 Kent Ave., Bethany Beach, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Creating comics — On June 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach, PLB Comics writers and authors will guide teens and ’tweens ages 12 to 17 through creating their own comic book from start to finish. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, visit the South Coastal Library at 43 Kent Ave., Bethany Beach, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

AARP Meeting — AARP Chapter 4903 will host a chapter luncheon on June 28 at American Legion Post 28 in Long Neck. Reservations are required and should be made before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20. The cost is $13 for members, $14 for non-members. For more information and reservations, call Norma at (302) 945-4895 or Mari at (302) 684-8485.

 

June 29

Team Trivia — The South Coastal Public Library on Kent Avenue in Bethany Beach will offer live-hosted team trivia on June 29 at 6 p.m., sponsored by a grant from Delaware Division of Libraries. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Fandom Squad Meetup — The Frankford Public Library is inviting teens to geek out over their favorite fandoms and learn about others on June 29 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

‘Hooked on books’ — Comic Mark Lohr will present “Hooked on Books” on June 29 from 2 to 2:45 p.m. at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach, offering kids of all ages the chance to discover how it’s possible to learn and laugh at the same time. (Parents must accompany their child to the event.) For more information, visit the South Coastal Library at 43 Kent Ave., Bethany Beach, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Team trivia — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach will host a team trivia event for adults on June 29 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Attendees can bring a team of no more than six members or join a team at the free event. Prizes will awarded to the first- and second-place teams. For more information or to register, visit the South Coastal Library at 43 Kent Ave., Bethany Beach, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Coastal Garden Tour — The Coastal Garden Tour, presented by the Barefoot Gardeners Club, will be held on Thursday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine, featuring nine residential gardens and the Fenwick Island Lighthouse. Advance tickets cost $25 and are available at the Coastal Point in Ocean View, Good Earth Market in Clarksville, Bayville Postal, Atlantic Body Works in Millville and Southern Exposure in Fenwick Island, and at Fenwick Island Town Hall. Day-of tickets will be available at any tour stop, including the lighthouse, for $30. Proceeds will benefit the Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek. For more information, email Karen at Kdudley22@gmail.com.

 

June 30

Furniture painting 101 — Jayne’s Reliable will host Furniture Painting 101 on Friday, June 30, 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.

 

July 1

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, July 1, at 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.

Ice Cream Festival — The annual Zoar United Methodist Church Ice Cream Festival will be held on Saturday, July 1, at 4 p.m., featuring homemade ice cream by the dip or quarts, desserts, pulled pork sandwiches, chicken salad sandwiches and more. Many flavors of ice cream will be available. For more information, contact Bonnie Hall at (302) 934-7221. Zoar is located at 24463 Gravel Hill Road, Millsboro.

Used Book/Bake Sales — St. Martha’s Episcopal Church will hold its next used book and bake sales on Saturday, July 1, at the church at Maplewood Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in Bethany Beach, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The sale features used hardbound and paperback books in good condition, children’s books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles and games, as well as baked and snack goodies. The Rosenfeld’s Jewish Deli truck will also be on-site. The book sale committee is accepting donated books and other items for the sales, which can be placed all summer long in the bin on the church porch Wednesday through Friday between 9 a.m. and noon. Those wishing more information about the sales or donations may call (302) 539-7444.

Teen Art Show Entries — All entries for the 9th Annual Teen Art Show are due at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach before 3 p.m. on July 1. The contest is open to ages 12-18. Prizes, including $50 Michaels craft store gift cards, will be awarded on July 12. Guidelines and entry forms are available at the library and at http://www.southcoastal.lib.de.us/teens. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

 

July 2

Boat Parade — South Bethany’s annual decorated boat parade will travel the canals, with cheering crowds along the shore, on July 2, beginning around 5 p.m. at Jefferson Creek.

 July 3

Christmas in July 5K — The Lewes Dairy Christmas in July 5K & Family Party, benefitting the Salvation Army Toy Shop, will take place on July 3 at American Legion Post 17, 113 American Legion Road, Lewes, starting at 8 a.m. The event will include a free “Kiddie K” race, competitive 5K run, family race and walkers competition with chip timing and age-group awards. Santa and his elves will be in attendance, and free activities will include pie-throwing contests, egg-spoon races, flower planting, face painting, balloons, sign-making for the race and more. Post-race food will feature holiday flavors. Event-day registration opens at 7 a.m., and the Kiddie K starts at 7:45 a.m., with other events to follow at 8 a.m. Registration for run/walk events costs $20 to $30. Go to www.races2run.com/beach-races-2 to register and for more information.

Over Time concert — The rock band Over Time will perform a free concert July 3 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. outside of South Bethany Town Hall. They’ll play old and new rock songs, patriotic songs and even the “South Bethany Town Song.” Attendees should bring a lawn chair. The rain date is July 5.

 

July 4

Fourth of July Parade — The Bethany Beach Fourth of July Parade will begin at noon on July 4, in downtown Bethany Beach, featuring local floats, classic cars, bands and more.

 

July 5

Children’s Storytime — The Fenwick Island Barefoot Garden Club will host Children’s Storytime in the Park at the Fenwick Island gazebo on Wednesdays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26, at 10 a.m. Along with the book readings, the children will also help with the growing of plants in the vegetable garden in the park and will be able to watch caterpillars change into butterflies, provide habitat for them and learn about protecting the environment.

 

July 6

Steel drum concert — The Selbyville Public Library will host the Soundz of Steel drum ensemble on July 7 at 6 p.m., as part of a concert series sponsored by a grant from Delaware Division of Libraries.

Gospel Concert — A free gospel concert will be offered at Long Neck United Methodist Church on Sunday, July 16, at 6 p.m., featuring music for the whole family from The Browders, Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the Absolutely Gospel Music Awards in 2013, 2014 Dove Award nominee for Inspirational Song of the Year and winner of Music Video of the Year at the 2016 AGM Awards. A “love offering” will be taken. After the concert, a fellowship time will be offered with refreshments served. The concert is open to the public. The church is located at 32051 Long Neck Road, Long Neck. For more information, call (302) 945-9453 or email them at longneckumc@msn.com.

 

July 7-8

Antiques Show & Sale — The 59th Annual Lewes Antiques Show and Sale, sponsored by Bethel United Methodist Church, will be held Friday, July 7, and Saturday, July 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 .m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church at 129 W. 4th Street in Lewes. The church is handicapped accessible and parking is free, and visitors can take a self-guided tour of the renovated church, including its stained-glass windows. Admission for both days costs $5. Antiques and collectibles will offered by 24 regional vendors, including fine furniture, estate jewelry, vintage cookware, oyster plates, decoys, linens and more. Lunch, featuring salads, sandwiches and desserts, will be available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both days. In conjunction with the antiques show, the Bethel Curiosity Shop, featuring special treasures for the bargain hunter will be open in the Bethel Parsonage Meeting House across the street on Saturday, July 8, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call the church office at (302) 645-9426 or visit the website at www.bethellewes.org.

 

July 8

Coin Show & Sale — A coin show and sale is scheduled for Saturday, July 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at American Legion Post 28, at Route 24 and Legion Road in Millsboro. For more information, contact Jeff Glase at (302) 945-1827.

Family Fun Day — FORGE Youth &?Family Academy will host a Family Fun Day and Cornhole Tournament at the House of Mercy on Route 113, north of Selbyville, on Saturday, July 22, at noon. The event will include carnival-style games, field-day events, face painting, a bounce house, food, snacks and more. The entry fee for the Cornhole Tournament is $10 per person. All proceeds will benefit FORGE Youth & Family Academy. For more information or to register for the cornhole tournament, contact Robert Shrieves at (443) 366-2813 or e-mail info@forgeyouth.org.

Sandcastle Contest — The 37th Annual Sandcastle Contest will be held July 8 at Delaware Seashore State Park’s South Inlet day area. Anyone can watch or participate. Contest registration begins at 9:30 a.m., judging starts at 1 p.m., and prizes will be awarded soon thereafter. Park staff will also have hands-on, beach-themed activities, including a 50th anniversary park history exhibit and a special demonstration by the state park beach patrol.

 

July 10

Library concert — The South Coastal Public Library will host music by Cathy Forman on July 10 at 6 p.m., as part of a concert series sponsored by a grant from Delaware Division of Libraries.

 

July 12

Children’s Storytime — The Fenwick Island Barefoot Garden Club will host Children’s Storytime in the Park at the Fenwick Island gazebo on Wednesdays, July 12, 19 and 26, at 10 a.m. Along with the book readings, the children will also help with the growing of plants in the vegetable garden in the park and will be able to watch caterpillars change into butterflies, provide habitat for them and learn about protecting the environment.