Calendar


Sept. 21

‘Medicare Basics in Retirement’ — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Sept. 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. will host “Medicare Basics in Retirement,” an educational seminar by Joseph Cisco, president of CAISE Benefits, to help people understand their options when enrolling with Medicare. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

 

Sept. 21-22

SCHS Class of 1978 reunion — Sussex Central High School’s Class of 1978 is planning its 40th class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Cape Henlopen Elks, 18544 Beaver Dam Road, Lewes. The social hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m., with heavy appetizers, being served at 7 p.m. There will be cash bar and D.J. The cost is $20 per person. On Sept. 21 from 6 to 9 p.m., Mike Garvilla (Snyder) will host happy-hour from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Georgetown location of JD Shuckers. The class is also planning to meet on the beach on Sunday, Sept. 23. Payment is due by Aug. 31, via checks made payable to Mary-Beth Pepper, 22058 Vaughn Road, Georgetown, DE  19947. For more information, call (302) 236-6625 or email mbpepper@verizon.net..

 

Sept. 21-23

Gem, mineral and jewelry show — The Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show will take place Sept. 21-23 at the Ocean City Convention Center, 4001 Coastal Highway in Ocean City, Md., featuring 14-karat, sterling silver, classic, estate, fashion and handmade jewelry; custom faceted gemstones; loose stones, beads and beading supplies, and pearls; mineral specimens, rocks, fossils, crystals and art jewelry; and jewelers and wire-wrappers who can design, remount and set stones, and make repairs on-site. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. on Sept. 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 22, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 23. Admission costs $5, but is free for those 16 or younger when accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit www.treasuresoftheearth.com or email jane@treasuresoftheearth.com.

 

Sept. 22

First Place 4 Health Wellness Rally — Crossroad Community Church in Georgetown will host a day of faith, fun, food and fitness as the church’s First Place 4 Health group holds its third annual Delaware Wellness Rally on Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. First Place 4 Health is “a Christ-centered approach to discovering the best version of yourself,” featuring changes for better nutrition, and safe, fun and effective physical activity for every fitness level. The keynote speaker will be Charlotte Davis, Child Nutrition director for an Arkansas public school district of 4,100 students. The cost is $25 for online registration, until Sept. 9, and $35 afterwards. Healthy refreshments and lunch are included. To learn more and/or register, visit www.firstplace4health.com/events. For more information, contact Lisa Karnish at lmkarnish@comcast.net.

Walk for the Homeless — Faith United Methodist Church will hold its 12th annual Walk for the Homeless on Saturday, Sept. 22. The starting point will be at Faith United Methodist Church, 19940 Church Street, Rehoboth Beach. Check-in for the walk is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. All proceeds will benefit homeless shelters in Sussex County. To make a donation, make a check payable to: Faith U.M. Church. For more information and to walk or become a sponsor, call Christina Miller-Hall at (302) 227-3118 or Tenesha Duffy at (302) 645-5574. All are welcome.

Free admission to Treasures of the Sea — Admission to the Treasures of the Sea exhibit in the Stephen J. Betze Library on the Owens Campus of Delaware Technical Community College is free on Saturday, Sept. 22, as part of the Smithsonian Magazine’s annual Museum Day Live. The Treasures of the Sea exhibit features treasures recovered from the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha and will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parking is available next to the library building. To get a ticket for two free admissions, visit Smithsonianmag.com/museumday. The Treasures of the Sea will accept both printed and digital tickets. For more information on the free admission to the Treasures of the Sea exhibit, call (302) 259-6150.

Murder-mystery dinner theater — Lakeside Community Home Owners Association will host a murder mystery dinner theater, Without A Cue Productions, from Benselem, Pa., presenting “Assassination Idol,” on Sept. 22, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Lakeside Community Center, 33076 Rock Cove, Pot Nets Lakeside Community Center, Longneck, off of Long Neck Road (Route 23) east of Millsboro. The event is open to the public, and parking is free. Tickets cost $30 per person and may be purchase by calling (302) 947-2644 or (302) 945-1263 before Sept. 15. No tickets will be sold at the door. An Italian dinner, dessert and non-alcoholic beverages are included, and otherwise, BYOB.

Mispillion Kennel Club on the move — The Mispillion Kennel Club, now meeting regularly at the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, will begin fall classes Sept. 22 at a new location near Milton. Registration information is available online at www.mispillionkc.org, or text or call Cheryl Loveland at (302) 542-5805.

Lego Club — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Sept. 22 from 1 to 2 p.m. will host Lego Club for kids ages 6-11. The library provides the Legos, and there is a unique theme each session. The event is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet — The Lower Sussex NAACP will hold its 20th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Grace United Methodist Church, at King and Market streets in Georgetown.  The public is being invited to attend and can get information about the organization and membership at the event. This year’s theme is “Stand on the Power of Justice.  This year’s honorees are Doris Biles, Dannar Elzey, Jane Hovington and Myra Sampson. This year’s keynote speaker is the Rev. Dr. John Moore Jr.  Tickets cost $35 per person or $10 for those 10 or younger. $15. Checks may be made payable to Lower Sussex NAACP, mailed to Lower Sussex NAACP, P.O. Box 986, Georgetown, DE 19947.  To purchase tickets, contact Louise Henry at (302) 864-3269 or (302) 990-5368.  To purchase ads or become a patron for the program book, send copy to  lowersussexnaacp@yahoo.com. The deadline is Sept. 15.

Beer & Brats event — East Coast Garden Center will celebrate the arrival of fall at “Beer & Brats” on Sept. 22, featuring free beer from Big Oyster Brewery and free brats cooked by RSC Landscaping while customers shop for fall decorations, including pumpkins, mums and pansies. At 1 p.m., there will be a cooking demonstration with winter squash. To reserve a seat, register for $5 per person, which includes tasting samples and a glass of wine. The Children’s Garden will be filled with games and activities, including a pallet maze, corn crib, pumpkin putt game, pumpkin bowling, playground and musical instruments, for $10 basic admission. The haunted house, face painting and Gem Mine cost extra. For more information, call (302) 945-3489 or go to www.eastcoastgardencenter.com.

AIDS Walk Delaware — AIDS Walk Delaware will take palace on Sept. 22 at Grove Park in Rehoboth Beach, from 9 a.m. to noon. AIDS Walk Delaware is the state’s largest HIV/AIDS fundraiser and awareness event. Funds raised support statewide HIV/AIDS services. Register at aidswalkdelaware.org to make a donation, sign-up for the Walk, and start a team. (Online registration is preferred but not required.) Walkers who donate $30 or more receive a T-shirt. The event is family-friendly, and walkers can visit vendors and sponsors in the Knowledge Neighborhood. Call (302) 652-6776 for more information.

Art—Food—Fun festival — Bearhole Farms will hosts the Art—Food—Fun festival on Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 37756 Bearhole Road, Selbyville, Del. Attendees can take in the work of local artists, food by the Breahole Farm chefs, music by East of the Mason Dixon Line, silent auction and raffles to benefit the Joshua M. Freeman Foundations.

 

Sept. 22-23

Neighborhood yard sale — There will be a multi-family neighborhood yard sale at Oak and Pine streets in Banks Acres in Ocean View on Saturday, Sept. 22, and Sunday, Sept 23, starting at 8 a.m.

 

Sept. 23

Gospel group on Fourth Sunday — Bethel United Methodist Church, located at 28311 Clayton Street in Dagsboro, will present an evening of music and fellowship on Sunday, Sept. 23, beginning at 6 p.m., featuring the gospel group All for Him. All are welcome. Refreshments will follow in the Bethel Center. The Fourth Sunday performance is sponsored by the Circle of Friends and the Rev. Dr. K.C. Lee. For information, call (302) 732-6805.

FORGE Car, Truck & Bike Show — FORGE Youth & Family, in partnership with East Coast Tile, on Sept. 23 will present their first Car, Truck & Bike Show, an all-in-one vehicle event featuring custom motorcycles, classic cars, “jacked-up” trucks and hotrods from the 1970s and 1980s. To enter a two-wheel or four-wheel vehicle, contact Robert Shrieves at (443) 366-2813. The entry fee is $10, and dash placards will be given to the first 60 entries. Entrants may arrive at 9 a.m. for setup, and gates open to the public at 11 a.m. Food, and music and other entertainment will be available. The event will take place at 7804 Gumboro Road, Pittsville, Md.

 

Sept. 23-28

International Week of the Deaf — The International Week of the Deaf will feature a number of local events. On Sunday, Sept. 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be an ASL Coffee Chat at Dagsboro Days in Dagsboro. On Monday, Sept. 24, from 2 to 5 p.m., an opening reception with leaders of the local deaf community, and light refreshments, will be held at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach, featuring “Deaf Culture 101.” On Tuesday, Sept. 25, the Clayton Theater in Dagsboro will host a free open-captioned and ASL-interpreted showing of “Through Deaf Eyes,” with doors opening at 5 p.m. and the film at 5:30 p.m. On Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 10 to 11 a.m., children’s storytime at the South Coastal Library will include ASL storytelling. On Thursday, Sept. 27, from 6 to 7 p.m., and on Friday, Sept. 28, from 1 to 2 p.m., a free Introduction to American Sign Language class will be offered at the South Coastal Library, open to all ages.

 

Sept. 24

Alzheimer’s educational program — The Selbyville Public Library, located at 11 Main and McCabe Streets in Selbyville, is offering educational programs regarding Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. The programs are open to the public and free of charge. Those planning to attend should register by calling 1-800-272-3900. Presented by Jamie Magee, program coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association, “Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer’s — The Basics” will be offered Sept. 24 at 6 p.m.

Republican Club to meet — The 38th District Republican Club will meet on Monday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m., at the South Coastal Library, 43 Kent Avenue, Bethany Beach. State Rep. Ron Gray and state Sen. Gerald Hocker will bring attendees up-to-date on current legislature activity, as well as the upcoming fall calendar. The public is invited, and admission is free. For more information, contact info@38thdrcp.com or check the website www.38thdrcp.com.

AGH Pain Center presentation — AGH Delaware Medical Mondays on Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m. will offer the chance to learn about the Atlantic General Pain Center, which offers specialized services and therapies to treat many conditions related to chronic pain-conditions, relating to diabetes, disc disease, neck and back pain, work-related injuries, post-surgical pain and more. The event will take place in the Aquacare conference room at 38069 Town Center Drive, Unit 15, Millville. Reservations are requested but not required. Call Michelle at (410) 641-9268 or visit www.atlanticgeneral.org/MedicalMonday.

Intro to Mac, Part 1 — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Sept. 24 from 10:30 a.m. to noon will host the first part of the two-part “Intro to Mac” class. Attendees can learn to use their Mac laptop or desktop in this basic introductory class taught by certified Apple consultant Dru Mogge. (Part 2 is Oct. 1, 10:30 a.m. to noon, and people must attend both sessions). Attendees should bring their fully-charged and registered laptop and their Apple ID and password to this small group, hands-on class. The class is free, but registration is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

PAWS for Reading for Kids — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Monday, Sept. 24, from 5 to 6 p.m. will host PAWS for Reading for Kids, as children read to trained literacy dogs Buddy, Bo and Riley to improve and practice the kids’ reading skills. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-3951.

 

Sept. 25

Dance workshop — Professional dance instructor John Brillantes will teach a free dance workshop on Sept. 25 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach. Salsa, cha-cha, swing, night club/country, two-step and other dance styles are covered, and attendees can learn basic patterns, footwork, rhythm and more while building confidence and having fun. Attendees should wear leather-soled shoes. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

‘Ancestry & You: The Italians,” Part 3 — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Sept. 25 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. will present Jo-Ann Vega and the final part of her three-part series “Ancestry & You: The Italians.” Attendees are being encouraged to attend all three sessions — Sept. 25 is “Ancestry & You.” The history series is free of charge, but pre-registration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Fall Coloring Club — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Sept. 25 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. will host its Fall Coloring Club, offering people 18 or older the chance to socialize and relax while they color. Coloring books and pens/pencils are provided, or attendees can bring their own. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Wee Read Story Time — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 11 a.m. will host Wee Read Story Time for children ages 3 to 5, and their caregivers, to promote early literacy. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-3951.

Homeschool Show & Tell — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 2 p.m. will host Homeschool Show & Tell, along homeschooled children of all ages to bring in an item from home and practice their public speaking skills by sharing the item with the crowd. Instruction is provided. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-3951.

 

Sept. 26

AARP luncheon and presentation — Long Neck AARP Chapter 4903 will host a luncheon presentation on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from noon until 2 p.m. Indian River Life Saving Station representative Laura Scharle will speak about the history of the station, a predecessor of the U.S. Coast Guard. Luncheons are held at American Legion Post 28 on John Williams Hwy (Route 24) in Long Neck. The luncheon and presentation cost $14 for chapter members or $15 for non-members. Required reservations must be made before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept 18. For reservations and more information, call Marie at (302) 684-8485 or Norma at (302) 945-4895.

Library Teen Advisory Group meeting — TAG Junior is the Frankford Public Library’s new Teen Advisory Group for seventh- and eighth-graders. They will meet on Sept. 26 from 5 to 6 p.m.

Millsboro library dine-and-donate — The Friends of the Millsboro Public Library will hold their annual fundraiser, in conjunction with Blue Water Grill, on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the restaurant, located at 226 Main Street in Millsboro. A portion of the proceeds from food sales will be donated to the Friends, who support various programs held at the library, including the children’s summer reading events.

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. 26 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.

Business After Hours/Family Fun Night — Lord’s Landscaping will host a free Family Fun Night and Business After Hours event on Sept. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. (The event is free for all current and prospective members of Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce.) In addition to networking, families are being invited to enjoy food from food trucks and adult beverages for purchase, as well as activities including soccer, archery, sand murals, face painting, hair sparkles, “mohawks” and braids, games and more. Proceeds benefit The Art Cart nonprofit. Details are online at http://business.bethany-fenwick.org/events.

First State Brass in concert — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Sept. 26 from 6 to 7 p.m. will host a free concert by First State Brass, featuring a mix of musical styles from jazz to Broadway to classical. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

‘Is Your Story Making You Sick?’ — On Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 3 p.m. at the Lewes Public Library, Beebe Healthcare and Krista Griffin will offer a workshop on identifying one’s own “story” and learning the science behind how the body interprets the memories and what people can do to rewrite them. Register at https://is-your-story-making-you-sick-lewes.eventbrite.com.

Teen Reads book discussion — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 6 to 7 p.m. will host Teen Reads, a recent-reads book discussion for teens. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-3951.

Teen Advisory Group meets  — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 5 to 6 p.m. will host TAG Junior, the library’s Teen Advisory Group for teens in grades 7 and 8. Teens who are interested in volunteering or providing input for future programming are being invited to attend. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-3951.

Logistics Career Festival — Trinity Logistics, a third-party logistics company, will host its first Fall Career Festival on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at its corporate headquarters at 50 Fallon Ave., Seaford. Job seekers interested in sales, operations, technology, customer service and more can get a tour of the departments and learn about available career opportunities. Tours of the building will take place every 15 minutes and will end with a quick presentation about perks of a career at Trinity. For more information or to RSVP to the Career Festival, check out Trinity Logistics on Facebook.

 

Sept. 27

My First Art — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m. will host My First Art, an opportunity for babies ages 1 to 3 years to experience their very first art. Young artists will gain hands-on experience painting, playing with play-dough and more. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-3951.

Rotary hosting water-quality speaker — On Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 a.m. at Brandywine Senior Living in Fenwick Island, Southern Sussex Rotary will host Dr. Mohammad Ahkter for a presentation on the reality of local water quality and actionable steps to take to ensure clean water is available not only to the current population but also for future generations. The presentation is open to the public, and breakfast will be available for $10. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/SouthernSussexRotary.

First-responders prayer service — On Thursday, Sept. 27, the Southeast Sussex Ministerium will hold a prayer service for first-responders at 6:30 p.m. at the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company. All first-responders, law-enforcement, family and community members are being invited to a time of prayer and remembrance for those who serve and sacrifice for the sake of those around them. The service will include a blessing of helmets and other symbols of service. All first-responders are being invited to bring an item that they would like to have prayed over.

 

Sept. 28

CHEER Frontier Festival — The second annual CHEER Frontier Festival will be held on Friday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain or shine), on the grounds of the CHEER Community Center east of Georgetown. Catered to those who remember the half-hour Western television shows on Saturday mornings in the late 1960s, the day will feature entertainment, food, health vendors and fun, including the Karson Family of Frontier Town, with Western feats and skills, carriage rides, guitar music, singers and a ventriloquist. Healthcare educators and professionals will be available to answer questions. Attendees can come dressed in Western attire. Admission is free. Lunch is available by ticket only for the first 500 pre-registered attendees. It is free to all pre-registered CHEER members and $5 for all others. For tickets, contact a local CHEER activity center. For information about the Frontier Festival, call (302) 515-3044.

Eagles Clock Party — The Sussex County Eagles will host their Annual Clock Party from 1 to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Millville fire hall. Admission costs $20 per person and includes food, refreshments, beer, cash drawings, 50/50 drawings, money wheel, entertainment by DJ Conrad, door prizes, raffles, silent auctions and more. The event supports the Eagles, whose motto is “People helping People.”

League of Women Voters lunch — On Friday, Sept. 28, the League of Women Voters of Sussex County will hold its Fun Lunch with guest speaker Andrew West, executive editor of Newszap, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse at Baywood, 32267 Clubhouse Way, Long Neck. RSVP via Event Brite, to “LWVSC September Fun Lunch,” or go to sussexlwv.org.

Life-Saving Station lantern tour — The Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum will offer a lantern tour on Sept. 28 from 8 to 10 p.m. Attendees can learn how surfmen saved shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast, and then walk the beach and listen to local shipwreck tales. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling (302) 227-6991. The cost is $10 per person.

 

Sept. 29

James Farm-themed art exhibition — The Center for Inland Bays (CIB) will co-host the opening for a special exhibition at Gallery One on Sept. 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition by local artists is inspired by the CIB’s James Farm Ecological Preserve on the southern end of Indian River Bay in Ocean View. A special Theme Wall will be dedicated to the James Farm, with sales supporting park improvements. Gallery One is located at 32 Atlantic Avenue, Ocean View. For more information or to RSVP, visit www.inlandbays.org/events.

Great Pumpkin Festival — Millville’s Great Pumpkin Festival will be held Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the future town park site, at 3215 Dukes Drive, Millville. Attendees can enjoy free rides, games, pumpkin decorating, more than 30 food and craft vendors, and entertainment by the Funsters. There is no rain date. Details are online at www.millville.delaware.gov.

Bike Your Park event at Fresh Pond — People can celebrate National Public Lands Day with a ride along the Prickly Pear Trail at Fresh Pond Nature Preserve, to discover open meadows, young forests and a view of the Indian River Bay. Attendees can bring friends and family or go solo, and can stop to chat with park staff at the Hickman Road entrance. A limited number of “Bike Your Park” stickers will be given out. For more information, call the Indian River Life-Saving Station at (302)-227-6991. Park entrance fees apply. BYOBike.

Community yard sale — The LPGA Amateurs of the Eastern Shore of Maryland & Delaware will host the Bayville Landing Community Yard Sale on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. The community is located in Bayville Shores, off of Route 54.

 

Sept. 30

Republicans Get Out the Vote — The Republicans for Sussex PAC and the Sussex County Republican Committee on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 2 to 4 p.m., will hold a Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Rally at American Legion Post 28 on Route 24, Millsboro. There is no cost to attend, and complimentary ice cream will be offered. For more information, call (302) 945-2586.

Spirit Cheerleading spaghetti dinner — Spirit Elite All Star Cheerleading will host a spaghetti dinner on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Frankford fire hall, 7 Main Street, Frankford. In addition to dinner, there will be a 50/50 raffle, and the cheerleaders will tumble for tips. The cost is $8 per person, which includes choice of meat or marinara sauce, dinner roll and salad. Take-out is also available. Drinks and Desserts will be available for purchase as well. Tickets should be purchased in advance. For addition information, contact Shelly Olafsson at (209) 277-0001 or email info@spiriteliteboosterclub.com.

 

Oct. 1

‘Ghosts of Delaware’ — The Selbyville Public Library will host “Ghosts of Delaware,” a night of spooky stories about the First State, presented by Carol Pollio. While the event is open to people of all ages, parents are being asked to use discretion when bringing children, as scary subjects will be discussed. Preregistration is encouraged and can be done by calling (302) 436-8195 or through the events calendar at www.selbyvillelibrary.org.

 

Oct. 2

Mindful-eating workshop — On Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 2:30 p.m. at the South Coastal Library, Beebe Healthcare and Rita Williams will host a workshop on mindful eating practices to help people to become more aware of their food choices and to help increase awareness of how food affects them, both body and mind, tuning into the concepts of hunger, cravings and emotions, and discussing strategies to become a more mindful when it comes to the foods people eat and their relationship with food. To register, go to https://mindful-eating-south-coastal-library.eventbrite.com.

Flu shots at the library — The Selbyville Public Library will offer flu shots, provided by Rite Aid, from 10 to 11:45 a.m. on Oct. 2.

 

Oct. 3

Coffee with a Cop — The Selbyville Public Library will host Coffee with a Cop at 10 a.m. on Oct. 3. The public is being invited to bring questions and comments for the Selbyville Police Department. The event is part of the third annual National Coffee with a Cop Day. Preregistration is encouraged and can be done by calling (302) 436-8195 or through the events calendar at www.selbyvillelibrary.org.

 

Oct. 4

Griefshare series begins — The Indian River Senior Center will host a Griefshare group every Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon, for 13 weeks starting Oct. 4. Members of the public are welcome join the group to gain some tools taken from the Bible on how to weather the pain of grief and loss, including a seasonal feature on how to “Survive the Holidays.” The cost is $2 per week, which includes a workbook for each participant, DVDs they watch together during the meeting, and refreshments are provided. Seats are limited and must be reserved. For more information, call (302) 934-8839 or visit indianriverseniorcenterde.com.

 

Oct. 4-25

RAL offers ‘Painting in Pastel’ — The Rehoboth Art League will offer a “Painting in Pastel” class with local artist John Conroy on Thursday mornings Oct. 4-25, 10 a.m. to noon. The beginner-level class will focus on developing large shapes and the importance of value relationships. Students will also be introduced to the various pastels available today, as well as the various painting surfaces used by nationally-known pastel artists. It is recommended that students be familiar with good drawing principles. The cost of the class is $100 for members or $135 for non-members. To register for the class, go to www.rehobothartleague.org or call (302) 227-8408, ext. 112.

 

Oct. 5

Gettysburg Campaign lecture — Coastal Point Civil War columnist Tom Ryan will hold a presentation on the Gettysburg Campaign (June 3 to July 14, 1863) at the Greenwood Public Library in Greenwood on Friday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m.

Fenwick First Friday — On Fenwick First Friday, local businesses will offer specials and discounts for shoppers around Fenwick Island. Full details and participating locations are online at https://thequietresorts.com.

Beebe Auxiliary meeting — The Beebe Hospital Auxiliary will hold a general auxiliary meeting on Friday, Oct. 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the McCurry Conference Center in the Medical Arts Building on Route 24.

 

Oct. 5-6

Wings & Wheels 2018 — Wings & Wheels 2018 will take place Oct. 5-6. On Oct. 5, Kathie Martin & The Hot Rods will take the stage for the Fabulous ’50s Greaser’s Ball in a hangar at the airport. Additional entertainment for the evening will include a hula-hoop contest, “twist” contest and awards for best costume. Tickets cost $50 each, which includes dinner from Lighthouse Catering. Saturday’s free event, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., includes a vintage aircraft fly-in, car show, speakers, live entertainment, and craft and food vendors. The Flour Bombing Competition will take place at 2 p.m., and the Naval Academy Parachute Team will appear. For vendor or car show registration information, or to purchase tickets for the ball, visit the Wings & Wheels website at www.wings-wheels.com or call (302) 856-1544.

 

Oct. 6

Household hazardous waste/shredding — Delaware residents can recycle special items on Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Long Neck U.M. Church, 32051 Long Neck Road, Millsboro. The DSWA will dispose of household hazardous waste (product containers marked “Hazardous,” “Flammable,” “Poisonous,” “Corrosive” or “Explosive,” such as household cleaners, pesticide, paint, nail polish, fluorescent lightbulbs or antifreeze); recycle electronic equipment (old computers, printers, CD players, microwaves, telephones, TVs, game consoles, fax machines, answering machines and VCRs); and shred papers (up to two file boxes of personal confidential papers — staples or paper clips are allowed.) The event will be held rain or shine.

Historic Cottage & Lighthouse Tour — The Historic Coastal Towns 2nd Annual Cottage & Lighthouse Tour will take place in Fenwick Island on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring historic cottages and the Fenwick Island Lighthouse. Tickets cost $25, and proceeds support the creation of a new Coastal Towns Museum in Ocean View. Tickets can be purchased at Made By Hand in South Bethany, Sea Shell City in Fenwick, Ellen Rice Gallery in Ocean View or online from the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce at www.thequietresorts.com.

Artisans’ Fair — The Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company will host its 11th Annual Artisans’ Fair on Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the fire hall on Route 1 in Bethany Beach, with free parking. The event will raise funds for equipment. Around 50 artists and crafters will have on display items including photography, jewelry, pottery, glass and wood creations, textiles, coastal-themed objects, and honey products. Homemade breakfast and lunch items, as well as baked goods, will also be sold. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and a “Chinese auction” of items donated by exhibitors.

Historic schoolhouse open-house — The Millsboro Historic Society will celebrate the addition of the Godwin School to the National Register of Historic Places with a free open house and plaque dedication on Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the historic one-room schoolhouse, located at 23235 Godwin School Road, near Route 20 in West Millsboro.

Penny Party for Boys & Girls Club — A Penny Party to benefit the Dagsboro Boys & Girls Club will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 21818 Waples Street in Dagsboro (the former Dagsboro fire hall). Doors open at 5 p.m., with games beginning at 6 p.m. There will also be a “Chinese auction” and 50/50 raffle.

Cycle for a Cause — On Saturday, Oct. 6, “Cycle for a Cause,” to benefit Robin Hall, will take place at Energy Gym 24/7 in Selbyville. Starting at 8:15 a.m., there will be three heats of action (8:15-9:05, 9:15-10:05 and 10:15-11:05), with 20 bikes available in each heat, for a $20 donation. Participants should arrive 10 minutes early for check-in. Reservations can be made through the Energy Gym 24/7 app. Payments in the form of credit card, cash or checks (made payable to “Robin Hall”) can be given to Sherry Stephens or Linda Carter.

Water Warriors’ Expo — On Saturday, Oct. 6, a Water Warriors’ Expo, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Sussex County, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Milton fire hall, 116 Front Street. The event will include table displays by concerned community organizations. For more information, go to www.sussexlwv.org.

Fall Jumble Sale — On Saturday, Oct. 6, the Ocean View Presbyterian’s Women’s Circle will host their Fall Jumble Sale from 8:30 a.m. until noon, featuring plants, fine jewelry, books, homemade baked goods and “white elephant” items. All proceeds will help the Circle continue supporting various missions in Sussex County, including the Tunnel Cancer Center, the Pyle Center, Ten Mile Miracle and the Cheer Center Meals on Wheels program. Ocean View Presbyterian Church is located at 67 Central Avenue in Ocean View. For more information on the Fall Jumble Sale, contact Ellen Neumann at (302) 537-1347. To learn more about the Women’s Circle or the church, visit www.ovpc.org.

Autumn Market — Saint George’s United Methodist Women will hold their annual Autumn Market on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Homemade soups, chicken salad and baked goods will be available for sale. Craft vendors will also be on site. All proceeds from the event go to support those in need locally and throughout Sussex County. Saint George’s United Methodist Church is located in Clarksville, on the corner of Omar Road and Route 26.

 

Oct. 7

Wine Down & Paint the Town — Wine Down & Paint the Town, a paint-and-wine event, will be held by the Auxiliary of VFW Post 7234 on Marshy Hope Road in Ocean View on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2-4 p.m. The cost is $40 per person, which includes materials and instructions to paint a picture, one beverage and light snacks. The public is welcome. For information on purchasing tickets, call Connie Weber at (302) 829-8723. Attendance is limited, so early registration is being advised.

Life Chain in South Bethany — There will be a Life Chain event on Oct. 7 at Route 1 and South 9th Street in South Bethany from 2 to 4 p.m. The event is designed as a peaceful, prayerful witness for pro-life individuals standing in prayer for the nation and to end abortion. Signs will be provided. For more information, call Carolyn at (302) 539-8775.

Pound & Zumba Benefit Event — On Sunday, Oct. 7, there will be a “Pound & Zumba Benefit Event” to benefit Southern Delaware School of Arts teacher Robin Hall, at the school in Selbyville. Doors will open at 9 a.m., and participants are being encouraged to arrive early for check-in. From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., there will be 100 spots available for the Pound Benefit, with a $15 donation in advance ($20 at the door). From 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., the Zumba Benefit will be held for the first 150 people registered, with a $15 donation in advance ($20 at the door). Reservations can be made through the Energy Gym 24/7 app. Payments in the form of credit card, cash or checks (made payable to “Robin Hall”) can be given to Sherry Stephens or Linda Carter.

Blessing of the Animals — St. Martin’s In-the-Field Episcopal Church in Selbyville will hold its Blessing of the Animals at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7.

 

Oct. 9

SVFC indoor yard sale — Beebe Healthcare and the Delaware Division of Public Health are teaming up to host a series of workshops for those living with chronic conditions. A six-week workshop is being offered on Tuesdays, starting Oct. 9, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at CAMP Rehoboth, 37 Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach. The program is considered ideal for those living with anxiety, asthma, blood pressure, COPD, depression, weight issues, emphysema, heart or kidney disease, and other physical and mental conditions. For more information or to register, visit https://healthy-living-workshop-beebe-camp-reho.eventbrite.com or call Beebe Population Health at (302) 645-3337.

 

Oct. 12

AARP Basic Course — Indian River Senior Center will host an AARP Basic Course on Friday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is limited to 20 people, and attendees should bring a bag lunch. The cost is $15 for AARP members or $20 for non-members, to be paid at the beginning of class. For more information, call (302) 934-8839 or visit IndianRiverSeniorCenterDE.com.

 

Oct. 12-Dec. 7

A Matter of Balance classes — Volunteer Delaware 50+ will conduct A Matter of Balance classes once a week for eight weeks, on Friday mornings from Oct. 12 to Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon. Classes will be held at Cancer Support Community Medical Arts Building (in the back of Tunnell Cancer Center), 18947 John J. Williams Hwy #312, Rehoboth Beach. Matter of Balance is an evidence-based program designed to help older adults manage their fear of falling and increase activity levels. The program is open to the community. Registration is required and classes fill quickly. There is no fee for classes. For additional information or to register for the class, call (302) 515-3020.

 

Oct. 13

SVFC indoor yard sale — The Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary will host an indoor yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 30 N. Main Street in Selbyville. Breakfast and lunch sandwiches will be available for purchase. For table rentals, call Nicole at (850) 324-5008.

Frankford Community Health Fair — Beebe Healthcare will take part in the annual Frankford Community Health Fair on Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Frankford fire hall. There will be fire trucks, helicopters (weather permitting), hands-on CPR lessons and fun for the whole family. Available health screenings include glucose (diabetes), body mass index, cholesterol, blood pressure and bone density. Flu shots will be provided by the Delaware Division of Public Health. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The day kicks off with the 1-mile Frankford Fun Walk from the Frankford Public Library to the playground at 9 a.m. For details, call (302) 645-3337.

Lions Club Spaghetti Dinner — The Fenwick Island Lions Club will host its annual All-You-Care-to-Eat Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Warren's Station in Fenwick Island, from 4 to 7 p.m. Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs/sausage, tossed salad, Italian bread, fountain drinks and homemade desserts. Wine is available for a fee. The cost is $10 per person, and tickets can be bought at the door or from any member of the club. There will be a 50/50 raffle as well.

 

Oct. 14

Believe in a Cure Benefit Concert — The Get Well Gabby Foundation and Musicians United will host the Believe in a Cure Benefit Concert at Harpoon Hanna’s near Fenwick Island on Oct. 14 from noon to 6 p.m., featuring K.T. Tuminello, Chris English Blues, Tommy Burdett & the Riff Shakers and Delaware-native Nashville artists Southern Justis. Seating is general admission and is limited. A lunch buffet catered by Harpoon Hanna’s is included in the ticket price. For tickets, visit www.getwellgabby.org or Get Well Gabby Foundation on Facebook and click on the event. 

IRVFC AYCE breakfast buffet — The Indian River Volunteer Fire Company will host its monthly all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 7:30 to 11 a.m., at Station 1, 32628 Oak Orchard Road. All are welcome. The price is $8 per adult, $4 for ages 5-12, and free for children younger than 5.

Chicken & Dumpling Dinner — The Bishopville (Md.) Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will hold their annual Chicken & Dumpling Dinner on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, from noon to 5 p.m. at the main fire station at 10709 Bishopville Road. The cost is $12 for adults or $6 for children younger than 11. Carry-outs and a bake table will be available. Call (443) 880-6966 to preorder carry-out.

 

Oct. 19

CATS Fall Bake Sale — The Cats Around Town Society (CATS) will hold its Fall Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Super Giant in Millville and at Hocker’s on Route 26. The 501(c) charity is raising money to sterilize community cats and vaccinate for rabies, with all money raised going to help homeless cats in the community. Monetary donations are also being accepted at CATS, P.O. Box 541, Ocean View, DE  19970, and on the Cats Around Town Facebook page.

Pink Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament — The LPGA Amateurs of the Eastern Shore of Maryland & Delaware will host the 21st Annual Pink Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament on Friday, Oct. 19, at the Ocean City Golf Club in Berlin, Md., with all proceeds going directly to local breast cancer programs. For golfer registration and sponsor information, go to www.lpgaamateurseshore.com or contact 1030mdoyle@gmail.com or slpenn33@msn.com.

 

Oct. 19-21

Breast Cancer Fundraiser Weekend — The Breast Cancer Fundraiser Weekend will take place Oct. 19-21 as the residents of Plantation Lakes near Millsboro host a weekend of events to benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. All events (except golf) will be held at the Community Center at 29787 Plantation Lakes Blvd. in Millsboro (rain or shine). A gift baskets raffle will take place on Friday, Oct. 19, from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 8 a.m. to noon, with drawings to be held Saturday at noon. A Family Fun 3K Walk/5K Run will be held on Saturday, with registration at 8 a.m. and the race starting at 9 a.m. The registration fee is $5 per person or $10 per family in advance, or $1 more on-site. The Mega Golf Raffle to win a foursome of golf (with carts) at five local golf courses will have its drawing on Sunday afternoon, after golf the tournament, which starts at 9 a.m. at the Plantation Lakes Golf Course. For more information about the weekend events, call Kathy O’Halloran at (302) 663-0255 or Bobbi Reeves at (301) 518-1752.

 

Oct. 20

Bird Seed Sale pick-up — On Saturday, Oct. 20, the Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park will hold the pick-up for their Annual Bird Seed Sale. Individuals who placed orders for premium bird seed during the Friends’ sale may pick up their purchases at the Maintenance Garage in the Park from 10 a.m. to noon. Seed must be ordered by Oct. 9. Buyers should turn in at the park office and follow the signs to the pick-up point.

Haunted Library volunteers meeting — All volunteers who wish to help with the Haunted Library event at the Selbyville Public Library must attend an informational meeting on Oct. 20 at noon to discuss roles and safety guidelines.

 

Oct. 21

Bayside Chapel anniversary — Bayside Chapel will celebrate “A Harvest of Blessings” for its 10th anniversary celebration on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the 11 a.m. service. The special guest speaker will be the Rev. Rich Evans, founding pastor, who led the planning team from the original thought of St Matthews By-the-Sea United Methodist Church birthing a new contemporary church that welcomes everyone. For more information, contact the Rev. Norm Poultney at (302) 947-2509 or (302) 593-4820, or Kim Taylor at (302) 542-0078.

 

Oct. 23

Civil War book signing — Coastal Point Civil War columnist Tom Ryan will hold a presentation about his book “Spies, Scouts & Secrets in the Gettysburg Campaign” at the Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club in Millsboro on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 a.m.

 

Oct. 24

Healing benefits of the ocean — On Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. at the Lewes Public Library, Beebe Healthcare and Alyson Engle and Laurel Harrington will offer information on the impact that the ocean has on the human mind, body and emotions, and the scientific evidence behind why and how. Attendees can also learn ways to cope with life occurrences using positive psychology strategies. To register, visit https://the-ocean-healing-benefits-lewes.eventbrite.com.

Selbyville Halloween Parade — The Fenwick Island Lions Club, in association with the Town of Selbyville, will present the annual Selbyville Halloween Parade on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. The parade marches down Church Street to Main Street through downtown Selbyville. There will be costumed children of all ages, multiple floats and four high school bands in the parade. The children's costumes are judged for best and most original, by age group, with prizes awarded. Food will be sold by the group and the Selbyville Volunteer Fire Department in the parking lot of the old PNC Bank. Tickets for the 50/50 raffle will be available that night, with the winning ticket drawn at the end of the parade (last year’s winner received $1,711).

 

Oct. 25

IRSD scholarship fair — Indian River School District will host its annual scholarship fair Thursday, Oct 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Indian River High School in Dagsboro. Families can learn about options for funding college and meet representatives from local scholarship organizations.

 

Oct. 27

Fall Bazaar & Craft Fair — A Fall Bazaar & Craft Fair will be held on Oct. 27 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Swann Keys Clubhouse off of Route 54. The fair will feature crafts, food, bake sale, gently-used items and raffles. The event is sponsored by the Swann Keys Civic Association’s Ladies Auxiliary.

Frankford Fall Festival — The Frankford Fall Festival on Oct. 27 will kick off with a costume contest at the Frankford fire hall parking lot (registration at 10:30 a.m., judging at 11 a.m.). The costume parade to the park is at 11:30 a.m. The Fall Festival itself is from noon to 3 p.m. at Frankford Town Park, with games, hayrides, crafts, food and craft vendors and more. The event is free for all. (Note: Trick-or-treating in Frankford will take place on Oct. 31.)

 

Oct. 31

Trunks for Treats — Conley’s United Methodist Church will host Trunks for Treats, safe and child-friendly trick-or-treating in the parking lot adjacent to Conley’s on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. “Trunks for Treats” features decorated auto trunks in themes that are not scary, not gory and not ghoulish. For more information, call the church office at (302) 945-1881, or visit www.ConleysUMC.org. The church is located at 33106 Jolyns Way in the Angola area.

Haunted Library — The Selbyville Public Library will host its popular Haunted Library from 6 to 8 p.m. during trick-or-treating on Halloween night. For one night only, the spirits of the Selbyville Library emerge to make their presence known. The event is recommended for those 7 or older, and admission is free. Preregistration is encouraged and can be done by calling (302) 436-8195 or through the events calendar at www.selbyvillelibrary.org.

 

Nov. 12-14

Bus trip to West Virginia — The Indian River Senior Center in Millsboro is offering a bus trip to West Virginia on Nov. 12-14, for $390 per person (double-occupancy). The trip is available to the public, and the package includes a holiday dinner show, Oglebay Park Festival of Lights tour, Oglebay’s Mansion Museum, Winter Fantasy displays, Eckhart House Victorian Tour & Tea, the Glass Museum & Artisan Center, Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum, Wheeling Island Gaming Center with casino bonus, and more. For information and reservations, contact Fran Harrison at (302) 947-2773 or the IRSC at (302) 934-8839.

 

Dec. 1

Crafters sought for Christmas Fair — Long Neck United Methodist Church is seeking crafters for its Annual Christmas Fair & Silent Auction Event on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The church will be selling food and bake goods, so no food vendors will be accepted. Vendor registration forms will need to be received by Nov. 20. Space at the indoor event is limited, and a table and chair will be provided. Spaces will be free, but they are asking for a donation to the church. For more information, contact lesliesmoyer@yahoo.com or Carol at whb1010@verizon.net.

DSU Alumni Fundraiser & Gala — The Sussex County Chapter of the Delaware State University Alumni Association will hold its 9th Annual Student Scholarship Fundraiser & Gala on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 5 p.m. at the Georgetown CHEER Community Center. The event will feature a catered meal, with ventriloquist, silent auction and D.J. Tickets cost $45 per person and should be purchased by Nov. 26. Make checks payable to: D.S.U. Foundation, and mail to: Sussex County Chapter, P.O. Box 108, Millsboro, DE 19966. A souvenir booklet is being prepared as a keepsake for guests, and ads are available prior to Nov. 2. For tickets, contact Libby Allen at (302) 236-4078), Bernard Carr at (703) 307-1800, Shorel Clark at (302) 945-1899 or J. Cagney France at (302) 228-6940. Net proceeds to benefit scholarships for Sussex County students at Delaware State University. For more information, visit www.next-stop.com/DSUAA-SCC.