Calendar


March 21

Free showing of ‘Mercury 13’ — To celebrate Women’s History Month, there will be a free showing of “Mercury 13,” a documentary profiling women who were tested in 1961 for spaceflight but had their dreams dashed when only men were chosen to become astronauts. The showing will take place Thursday, March 21, at 6 p.m. at the Selbyville Public Library.

Dine & Donate at Fins — The Preceptor Omega chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority will hold a dine-and-donate fundraiser at Fins Ale House & Raw Bark, in the Marketplace at Sea Colony, south of Bethany Beach, on Thursday, March 21, from 4 to 8:30 p.m. The evening will include gift basket raffles, with all proceeds benefitting the local community.

Indian River Inlet Bridge sun/moon hike — Nature lovers can hike to the top of the Indian River Inlet Bridge on March 21 at 6:45 p.m. with a Delaware Seashore State Park interpreter to see the sun set over the Indian River Bay and the full moon rise over the Atlantic Ocean. Participants can learn cool facts and bridge history along the way. They’ll meet at the North Inlet Day Area. No pre-registration is required. For details, call (302)-227-6991 or visit https://destateparks.com/Beaches/DelawareSeashore.

Coast Guard Auxiliary to meet — U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-01 will meet Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. at South Bethany Town Hall. Anyone 17 or older is welcome to attend and learn about the Auxiliary.   For more information, call (302) 537-7845.

March 21-24

MBS’s ‘Annie, Jr.’ rescheduled — Due to unforeseen circumstances, performances of “Annie, Jr.” at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School of Annie Jr. have been moved back one week. Two performances are open to the public, on Thursday, March 21, at 6 p.m., and Sunday, March 24, at 2 p.m. The performances are all free of charge. Donations for the MBS performing arts program may be made at the door. For more information about admissions, contact Amanda Evans at (410) 208-1600.

 

March 22

Jewelry class with Ria Carraro — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on March 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. will host a jewelry class with artisan Ria Carraro, who will guide them through crafting their own piece of jewelry to take home. The class is free, but preregistration is limited and required. Pre-registration begins by phone at 9 a.m. on March 1 (answering machine messages will not be accepted). Due to the popularity of craft programs, participants will be put on the waiting list if they have taken Ria’s jewelry class in 2019. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Watch the Book: ‘5 Flights Up’ — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Friday, March 22, at 1 p.m. will host Watch the Book, featuring a screening of “5 Flights Up” (PG-13). For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-3951.

Antiques appraisals at Millsboro library — Verbal antiques appraisals will be offered by Charlene Upham Appraisals (MD DLLR License #2579) on Friday, March 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Millsboro Public Library, 217 W. State St., Millsboro. There is a $5 fee for one item or $10 for three items. For more information or to register, call (302) 934-8743 or visit the library. Walk-ins are welcome. Funds raised will help the Friends of the Library purchase library furnishings.

Job fair at IRHS — Around 40 employers will be seeking full-time, part-time or summer employees at the March 22 job fair, hosted by Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, at Indian River High School in Dagsboro. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., with high school students having access from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the general public from 3 to 7 p.m. only. Job seekers may be asked to interview on-site. Admission is free for job-seekers, and participation is free for employers who are Chamber members. The employer registration deadline is March 15, by calling (302) 539-2100, ext. 116. Details are online at http://business.bethany-fenwick.org/events/

Millsboro library appraisal fundraiser — The Friends of the Millsboro Public Library will host a benefit fundraiser on Friday, March 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the library at 217 West State St. in Millsboro. Charlene Upham and Steve Blumenauer of Charlene Upham Appraisals of Mardela Springs, Md., will offer verbal appraisals of all manner of antiques and collectibles, at $5 for one item or $10 for three items. Pre-registration is encouraged, by visiting the library or by calling (302) 934-8743. Walk-ins are welcome. Fair market verbal appraisals include age, condition and a fair market value compared to similar objects, for jewelry, sterling silver, coins and currency, artwork, porcelain, textiles, Asian items, dolls, furniture and more. Proceeds benefit new furnishings for the library.

 

March 22-24

‘Don’t Feed the Bear’ play — The Art League of Ocean City will host Brown Box Theatre, presenting “Don’t Feed the Bear,” on March 22-24 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The play is about one character’s journey to find connection — with art, life and the people that are in front of them. Tickets are available at brownboxtheatre.org. The Art League of Ocean City is located at 502 94th Street, Ocean City, Md.

 

March 23

‘Planes, Trains & Automobiles’ fundraiser — Team Refuge/Relay for Life of Northern Worcester County (Md.) will hold a fundraiser at the Clayton Theatre in Dagsboro on Saturday, March 23. Doors will open at 1 p.m. The movie feature will be “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” with Steve Martin and John Candy. A “Chinese auction” and 50/50 raffle will be held. Movie tickets cost $10 and may be bought at the door. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For additional information, contact Joann Waysz at (215) 828-5521.

 

March 24

Lilymay Border in concert — Bethel United Methodist Church, located at 28311 Clayton St, in Dagsboro, will present another in their series of Fourth Sunday Gospel Concerts on Sunday, March 24, at 6 p.m., featuring young singer Lilymay Border. All are welcome. Refreshments will follow in the Bethel Center. The concert is sponsored by The Circle of Friends and the Rev. Dr. K.C. Lee. For information, call (302) 732-6805.

 

March 25

Staying Safe Online — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on March 25 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. will host Staying Safe Online, as Sandra Ennis-Alexander, CISSP, MBCP, of the Delaware Department of Technology & Information will teach participants how to keep their digital devices and personal information safe while online. The class is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Kids read to dogs — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Monday, March 25, at 5 p.m. will host PAWS for Reading, as children read to trained literacy dogs to improve and practice their reading skills. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-3951.

Grotto’s Dine & Donate for Lions — The Millsboro Lions Club will host a fundraiser at Grotto Pizza’s Long Neck location on March 25 from 4 to 9 p.m. A voucher must be presented in order for the club to receive credit. Contact Mary Lee at (302) 945-2607 or David at (302) 604-2990 for more information or to request a voucher.

Manufactured Home Owners group meets — The Delaware Manufactured Home Owners Association (DMHOA) will hold a general membership meeting Monday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the Angola Beach & Estates clubhouse, located at 22971 Suburban Blvd, Lewes. Delaware Insurance Commissioner Trinidad “Peter” Navarro, the will speak. Admission is free, and the meeting is open to residents living in manufactured housing on leased land. For more information, visit www.dmhoa.org or call DMHOA President Bill Kinnick (302) 945-2122.

 

March 26

Coloring Club for adults — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on March. 26 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. will host Coloring Club, offering people 18 or older the chance to socialize and relax while they color. Coloring books and pens/pencils are provided, or people can bring their own. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Frankford library Teen Advisory Group — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Tuesday, March 26, at 5 p.m. will host TAG, its Teen Advisory Group. 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.

‘Racism & Anti-Semitism’ meeting — On Tuesday, March 26, a town hall-style meeting, “Racism & Anti-Semitism: An Action Dialogue,” will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Trinity Faith Christian Center, 15516 New Road, Lewes, sponsored by the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice, Women’s March Sussex and the Seaside Jewish Community, and funded by Delaware Humanities. For more information go to sdarj.org.

Green Drinks, renewable energy talk — People can have a few drinks, connect with friends, neighbors and new people who are interested in renewable energy at a Green Drinks event on Tuesday, March 26, at the Rehoboth Ale House, 15 Wilmington Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Attendees can listen and talk with John Sertich, president of Clean Energy USA, who will discuss solar energy and a vision for Delaware. Green Drinks is a non-partisan group sponsored by the Citizens Climate Lobby of Lower Delaware. For more information, go to www.GreenDrinks.org/DE/rehoboth_beach or call (301) 312-7703 (say that Charlie sent you).

 

March 26 & 28

Book it to the Movies — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Feb. 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. will host Book it to the Movies, a new library book group for reader and movie lovers alike. Participants can read this month’s book (call the library for the title) and then visit the library on March 26 to watch the movie version of the book with free popcorn, or borrow the DVD and watch it at home. Then, they’ll come to the library on March 28 for a one-hour discussion of the book. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

 

March 27

Art League of O.C. ‘Originals Only’ — The Art League of Ocean City will host “Originals Only,” free live performances by local musicians and comedians, with coffee provided by Coastal Coffee Roasting, on Feb. 27 and on March 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. The Art League of Ocean City is located at 502 94th Street, Ocean City, Md.

‘Stress, Wellbeing & the Role of Money’ — Beebe Healthcare Integrative Health & Wellness will host “Stress, Wellbeing & the Role of Money,” a free program with health coach Rita Williams and Certified Financial Planner Robert Jeter II, on Wednesday, March 27, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Lewes Public Library. The class will explore the interrelation between stress, finances and the impact on overall wellbeing, with a review of strategies to take an active role in both finances and, in turn, wellbeing. Register online at https://stress-wellbeing-and-money.eventbrite.com.

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 March 27 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.

Lego Open Play in Frankford — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Wednesday, March 27, at 4 p.m. will host Lego Open Play, offering kids the chance to build, explore and play creatively. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-3951.

AARP Chapter 4903 luncheon — AARP Chapter 4903 will host a chapter luncheon on Wednesday, March 27, at the Ocean View Diner, 26089 Shoppes at Long Neck, Millsboro, in Long Neck. The cost is $11 for lunch. For more information and reservations, call Norma at (302) 945-4895.

AARP fundraiser at Bella Capri — On March 27 from 11 to closing, the Georgetown Chapter of the AARP 5340 will be having a fundraiser at the Bella Capri Restaurant at 6 College Park Lane, Georgetown. The chapter uses funds to support programs such as Christmas projects with Home of Hope, Teen Challenge, Cheer, nursing scholarships and the Tunnell Cancer Center. Each month, the chapter collects food for the Wesley United Methodist Church Food Pantry, and they will be holding a stuff-the-truck event on April 1, so anyone attending the March 27 event may also bring non-perishable items to donate.

 

March 27-30

Georgetown library book sale — The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library will hold a book sale Wednesday, March 27, through Saturday, March 30. Access on March 27, from 5 to 8 p.m., is for Friends members only. The sale is open to the general public on Thursday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, March 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

March 28

Dance workshop — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on March 28 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. will offer a free dance workshop with professional dance instructor John Brillantes, teaching basic patterns, footwork, rhythm and more for salsa, cha-cha, swing, night club/country, two-step and other dance styles. People of all skill levels are welcome, but they are asked to wear leather-soled shoes. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Night of painting for MVFC auxiliary — The Millville Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary will host a night of painting on March 28 at the fire hall, located at 35554 Atlantic Avenue in Millville. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with painting beginning at 7 p.m. People are being encouraged to bring friends and a bottle of wine to enjoy at the event. The cost is $30 and includes all materials. Those planning to attend should RSVP by March 24 to Dawn at (302) 853-2176.

Book discussion ‘Night of Miracles’ — The Selbyville Public Library’s book club will discuss “Night of Miracles” by Elizabeth Berg on Thursday, March 28, at 6 p.m.

 

March 29

Empty Bowl Project Soup Dinner — The Art League of Ocean City will host an Empty Bowl Project Soup Dinner on March 29 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. For a $25 donation to benefit Diakonia and the Art League, people will receive a handmade ceramic bowl and soups donated by local restaurants. The Art League of Ocean City is located at 502 94th Street, Ocean City, Md.

Volunteer tree-planting at Assawoman — Volunteers with the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) will plant 3,500 seedlings in the Assawoman Wildlife Area, Muddy Neck Tract, 37868 Double Bridges Rd., Frankford, on March 29. Two shifts are available: 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Volunteers are being asked to arrive promptly; and bring warm clothes, comfortable footwear, a reusable water bottle and gloves (if they have them). Tools will be provided. No previous experience is required. Participants younger than 18 must have an adult present. Parking will be available, but is carpooling recommended. There is no rain date. Details and RSVP are online at www.inlandbays.org/events.

League of Women Voters lunch — On Friday, March 29, the League of Women Voters of Sussex County will host their Fun Lunch at noon at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, 19815 Coastal Hwy, Rehoboth Beach. Guests are welcome. Register at eventbrite.com/e/lwvsc-march-fun-lunch-tickets-57286695047 or go to sussexlwv.org for more information.

Contra dance in Rehoboth — A contra dance will be held at Metropolitan Community Church in Rehboth Beach on March 29, starting with a workshop at 7 p.m., and the dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Partners are not necessary, and all dances will be taught. Admission costs $10. The  caller will be Dickie Bearman, with music by Kindred Spirits. For more information, email lowerdelawaredance@gmail.com.

 

March 30

Household Hazardous Waste collection — There will be a household hazardous waste/electronic goods/paper shredding event on March 30 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fenwick Island State Park. (The next event will be Sept. 14 at Hocker’s Supercenter in Clarksville.) Household hazardous waste that can be dropped off includes products marked with “Warning: Hazardous,” “Flammable,” “Poisonous,” “Corrosive” or “Explosive” (household cleaners, garden pesticides, paints, nail polish, fluorescent bulbs, antifreeze). Electronic goods recycling will include old computers, printers, CD players, microwaves, telephones, televisions, handheld gaming devices, fax machines, answering machines, VCRs and more. Up to two file boxes per person of personal confidential papers will be accepted for shredding, including papers with staples or paper clips. The events will be held rain or shine and are open to Delaware residents only.

‘Slave Life & the Power of Spirituals’ — “In Their Own Words” Slave Life & the Power of Spirituals,” a collection of spirituals presented by the Methodist Church as it celebrates black history has moved from Saturday, March 2, to Saturday, March 30, at 6 p.m. at Union Wesley United Methodist Church, 32137 Powell Farm Road, Frankford. A free-will offering will be taken.

Intro to surf-fishing class — Delaware Seashore State Park will offer an introduction to surf-fishing — everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques — in a three-hour program on March 30 at 9 a.m. Rods, reels and bait are provided. Those younger than 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Details are online at https://destateparks.com/Beaches/DelawareSeashore. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling (302) 227-6991. The cost is $25 per person.

Prom Dress Giveaway — On Saturday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at AMVETS Post 2, located at 32592 Longneck Road near Millsboro, there will be a Prom Dress Giveaway for any local high-schooler attending a 2019 prom. More than 125 dresses, in sizes ranging from 2 to 24, will be available, along with shoes and other accessories. Prom gift baskets will be raffled during the event, with one winner from each of Sussex Central, Indian River, Sussex Tech and Cape Henlopen high schools. For more information, contact Yolanda Priestly at (302) 396-5399.

St. Joseph Festival in O.C. — On Saturday, March 30, the Sons & Daughters of Italy will host a St. Joseph Festival at St. Andrew’s Hall at 144th and Sinepuxent streets in Ocean City, Md., from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. Available for purchase will be traditional Italian specialties, such as ravioli, meatballs, sausage, meatball and sausage subs, salad, minestrone soup, zeppoli, cannoli, gelato and fried dough. New this year are salami and cheese trays. The Mario Monaldi Band will provide music, and there will be basket and silent auctions. Seating has been expanded.

 

April 1

Meet & Greet with Rep. Collins — State Rep. Rich Collins will host a “Meet & Greet” on Wednesday, April 1, from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Indian River Senior Center in Millsboro. Free coffee and refreshments will be provided by the IRSC. For more information, call (302) 934-8839 or visit indianriverseniorcenterde.com.

Spring into Health fair in Millville — The Southeast Sussex Ministerium will host the free Spring into Health health fair at locations around Millville on April 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Locations include Millville United Methodist Church, Millville Town Hall and the Millville Volunteer Fire Company fire hall. A variety of displays, programs and information will be available at each site at various times, with light refreshments served at Wesley Hall at MUMC from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

 

April 1, 5, 6

Rehoboth Art League opens exhibits — The Rehoboth Art League will host an opening reception for three exhibits on April 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibits include “Contemporary Miniatures,” displaying nothing larger than 25 square inches; “Dissolution,” current sculptural works by Bill Wolff; and “Pours,” new work by Kim Klabe, which features work made by pouring wine or dark beer on watercolor paper and transforming the dried organic shapes into figures and finished artwork. On Saturday, April 6 at 2 p.m., the judge of the miniatures exhibition will discuss the selection process for the awards, as well as provide an overview of miniatures. Wolff will provide a gallery talk at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 1.

 

April 2

Socrates Café — Socrates Café will meet at Bethany Beach Christian Church from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on April 2. The group chooses a philosophical question to discuss, and values all thoughts and ideas. All are welcome. For more information, email rm.hendrix@mchsi.com or call Rose Mary at (302) 537-9417.

Testimony tips for Water Warriors — Clean Water Delaware (www.cleanwaterdelaware.org) will host a free program on giving good testimony as part of its Water Warrior series, on April 2 at 6 p.m. at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach. For more information or to RSVP, visit www.inlandbays.org/events.

 

April 3

‘Baltimore Hundred Before Tourists’ — Former Ocean View mayor and history advocate Gordon E. Wood will offer a public lecture, “Baltimore Hundred Before Tourists,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, at Ocean View Town Hall on West Avenue. Wood will offer insight into southeastern Sussex County prior to automobiles and construction of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. He is the author of three books and has researched the family trees of early settlers, especially the Evans, Dazey/Daisey, Hall and Green families. The lecture is free for current Ocean View Historical Society members or $5 for others. Light refreshments will be served, and free parking is available in the Ocean View Town lots around John T. West Town Park.

 

April 4

Pubic bingo at IRSC — The Indian River Senior Center on April 4 will host public bingo at its location in Millsboro. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the games starting at 7 p.m. Admission costs $15, including a basic package of 20 games, with specials. The event includes the “Cookie Jar.” Light supper fare will be available for a small fee. For more information, visit IndianRiverSeniorCenterDE.com.

 

April 6

RVFC Blood Drive — The Roxana Volunteer Fire Company will hold an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the RVFC fire hall, at 35943 Zion Church Road, near Frankford. Registration can be done at the fire station, or pre-register online at www.redcrossblood.org using sponsor code Roxana Fire Company.

Volunteer tree planting in Lewes — Volunteers with the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) will plant 2,300 seedlings at the Sussex County Landfill #3 Buffer Site, 22098 Dorman Rd., Lewes, on April 6. Volunteers are being asked to arrive by 12:30 p.m. and bring warm clothes, comfortable footwear, a reusable water bottle and gloves (if they have them). Tools will be provided. No previous experience is required. Participants younger than 18 must have an adult present. Parking will be available, but is carpooling recommended. The rain date is Sunday, April 7. Details and RSVP are online at www.inlandbays.org/events.

Beginners’ watercolor class — Chris Dodd will host a beginners’ watercolor class at the Greater Millsboro Art League on Tuesdays in April (April 9, 16, 23 and 30) from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $80 for art league members or $90 for non-members. Call Debra at (302) 228-9798 to reserve a spot.

 

April 6-7

Spring Home Expo at Cape HS — The 22nd Annual Delaware Resorts Spring Home Expo will take place April 6 and 7 at Cape Henlopen High School near Lewes, with more than 80 home-related exhibitors presenting their products and services over the two days. Admission is free to the public. Local food trucks will be on hand. Hours are Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Kathy at (302) 236-0857.

 

April 7

VFW fundraiser for cancer assistance — The Auxiliary of VFW Post 7234 will be holding a fundraising event on Sunday, April 7, to raise money to assist veterans and their families while dealing with cancer. The event will take place at the VFW home on Marshy Hope Way in Ocean View. There will be a “Chinese auction” and raffle from 3 to 4 p.m., with dinner from 4 to 5 p.m. and entertainment by musician Bryan Clark from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets cost $25 per person and can be purchased at the VFW.

 

April 8

FOIA, open government discussion — The Delaware Coalition for Open Government (DelCOG) will host a program, “Open Government and Freedom of Information in Delaware,” on Monday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lewes Library, 111 Adams Avenue. DelCOG board members will discuss the organization, its mission and its recent activities. Christina Jedra, an investigative reporter, will conduct a presentation about the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and how to make FOIA requests to obtain government information, with a question-and-answer period to follow. The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served. For additional information, Keith Steck at steckke@gmail.com or (302) 893-1643, and for more information about DelCOG, visit www.delcog.org.

 

April 10

CIB crab survey volunteer orientation — The Center for the Inland bays will host an orientation meeting for volunteers who, in May and June, will help document numbers of spawning crabs to help scientists gauge the health of the population and predict future changes. Surveys typically occur between 8:30 and 11:30 p.m., depending on the moon cycle, and last one to two hours several times a month. Interested participants can attend orientation training at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Wednesday, April 10, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact (302) 226-8105 or vspice@inlandbays.org, or register online at www.inlandbays.org/events.

IRSD school board candidates’ forum — School board elections will be held May 14. The League of Women Voters of Sussex County is sponsoring a candidates’ forum on April 10 at Frankford Public Library from 6 to 8 p.m. for Indian River School District candidates. There are five candidates vying for three seats in District 4 (Bethany area) and District 5 (Frankford, Selbyville and Gumboro). Frankford Public Library is located at 8 Main Street. Details are online at https://my.lwv.org/delaware/sussex-county-delaware/event.

Spring music at IR Senior Center — The Sunshine Singers of The Indian River Senior Center will perform “Spring” music on Wednesday, April 10 at 12:15 p.m. This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call (302) 934-8839 or visit indianriverseniorcenterde.com.

 

April 13

MVFC yard and bake sale — On April 13 from 7 a.m. to noon, the Millville Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary will be hosting a yard and bake sale at the fire house on Route 26 in Millville. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase.

Poker, Scrabble & Fun Car Rallye — The Justin’s Beach House Poker, Scrabble & Fun Car Rallye #7 will take place on Saturday, April 13, starting at Hooked Up Ale House & Raw Bar in Millville. Registration will take place between 10 and 11 a.m. that day, with a drivers’ meeting at 11 a.m. and the first car off at 11:15 a.m., rain or shine. The cost is $30 per car, with prizes for the top cars. Cars must have a driver and a navigator (no more than two adults per vehicle), and must be registered to be street-driven, and follow all traffic laws and rules of the road. For more information, call Bob L. at (443) 299-9125 or Bob S. at (845) 656-5438.

IRHS Class of 1999 20-year reunion — The Indian River High School Class of 1999 will hold its 20-year reunion on Saturday, April 13, at 6 p.m. at Just Hooked in Fenwick Island. Tickets cost $25 per person and must be purchased by March 22 (all sales are final), and are limited to IRHS Class of 1999 graduates and one guest. Cash/check (made out to Indian River High School C/O 1999) sales are available in person at Custom Mechanical. For more information, call Elizabeth Williamson at (302) 745-2707.

IR Alumni Beef & Brew — The Indian River High School Alumni’s annual Beef & Brew fundraiser returns on Saturday, April 13, from 6 to 11:30 p.m. The buffet includes all-you-can-eat pit beef, smoked sausages, macaroni-and-cheese, beer, wine and more. The Glass Onion Band will perform starting at 8:30 p.m. The event also includes a DJ, live and silent auctions, prize drawings and 50/50. Proceeds benefit scholarships, student groups and other projects for the school. Tickets cost $35 at the door, or beforehand by contacting indianriveralumni@gmail.com. Details are online at www.IRHSalumni.com.

Chicken-and-dumpling dinner — The Bishopville (Md.) Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will hold an all-you-can-eat Chicken-and-Dumpling Dinner on Saturday, April 13, at the main station, from 5 to 7 p.m. The cost is $12, or $6 for children younger than 11. The menu includes chicken, hand-rolled dumplings, coleslaw, green beans and sweet potatoes, and water, tea and coffee. Soda and bottled water and desserts will be sold separately. The event is eat-in or carry-out. For more information, call (443) 880-6966.

 

April 14

Children’s Easter Party at the VFW — The Mason Dixon VFW Post 7234 Auxiliary will hold their annual Children’s Easter Party on Sunday, April 14, at 2 p.m. at the Post home on Marshy Hope Way in Ocean View. All children in the surrounding areas are being invited. The Easter Bunny will visit and have filled eggs for all the children 12 or younger. There will be goody bags, crafts, games, face painting, balloon characters and food for all the children. For more information, call Connie Weber at (302) 829-8723.

 

April 15

Water Warrior tips on letter-writing — Clean Water Delaware (www.cleanwaterdelaware.org) will host a free program on an effective letter as part of its Water Warrior series, on April 15 at 6 p.m. at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach. For more information or to RSVP, visit www.inlandbays.org/events.

 

April 16

Socrates Café — Socrates Café wmeets at the Bethany Beach Christian Church from 2 to 3:30 p.m., and will choose a philosophical question to discuss, and value all thoughts and ideas. All are welcome. For more information, email rm.hendrix@mchsi.com or call Rose Mary at (302) 537-9417.

Help pack Easter meal for thousands — Mountaire Farms is seeking volunteers who want to help pack 2,500 food boxes for needy families at Easter, at their warehouse in Selbyville, Del., on Tuesday, April 16. Volunteers will gather at 8:30 a.m. at the company’s warehouse on Railroad Avenue, across from the processing plant. To sign up, contact Roger Marino at Mountaire Farms at (302) 934-3123 or email RMarino@Mountaire.com.

 

April 17

Disaster-preparedness talk in Selbyville — On April 17 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Selbyville Public Library, Pat Heineman from the University of Delaware/CDS will present an informative talk on the basics of disaster/emergency preparedness and the resources available to the public. She will also discuss the CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) organization and how the public can become involved.

 

April 25

Book discussion, ‘Britt-Marie Was Here’ — The Selbyville Public Library’s book club will discuss “Britt-Marie Was Here” by Fredrik Backman on Thursday, April 25, at 6 p.m.

 

April 26-27

Ocean Waves guild to host Quilt Show — The Ocean Waves Quilt Guild will host its 2019 Quilt Show, “Birds, Blooms & Butterflies,” at Sussex Academy in Georgetown on April 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and April 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 300 quilts will be on display, with the Merchants’ Mart’s 30 vendors offering quilting and non-sewing items for sale. There will also be raffle baskets/quilts, quilt appraisals and on-site catered food service. Admission costs $10 for one day or $15 for both days. For more information, visit https://www.oceanwavesquiltguild.org/quilt-show.

 

April 27

Basic Boating Course — The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will host a Basic Boating Course at South Bethany Town Hall in South Bethany from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 27. The course costs $10. Satisfactory completion results in a Delaware Boating Certificate. For more information or to register, call (610) 507-7526.

Dewey 5K fundraiser for burn survivors — The Inaugural Flight of the Phoenix 5K and 1-Mile Walk fundraiser for teenage burn survivors will take place at Gary’s Grill at 2000 Highway 1 (Route 1) in Dewey Beach on April 27, beginning at 10 a.m. Pre-race entry costs $25 or $20 for students, and day-of registration costs $30 or $25 for students. Proceeds go to the Roger Pepper Adventure Camp for Teenage Burn Survivors, wounded warriors and firefighters. The family-friendly event will be followed by food, music and educational programs.

 

April 28

‘Seniors Got Talent,’ auditions in March — The Cape Henlopen Senior Center will host “Seniors Got Talent” on Sunday, April 28, at 2 p.m., at Cape Henlopen High School, with up to 20 acts selected from auditions from 9 a.m. to noon on March 9 at the senior center and March 23 at the Lewes Senior Activity Center. Applicants must be 50 or older. Audition applications are available at both of those locations, as well as the Lewes Public Library, and online at www.lewesseniorcenter.org. The winner will receive a cash award, and their performance will be reviewed for a spot on local TV. Tickets for SGT will go on sale March 11. Proceeds from SGT will benefit the Lewes Senior Activity Center expansion campaign and its programming. For more information, contact Terri Colegrove at (302) 644-0107 or tcolegrove@horizonphilanthropic.com.

Fourth Sunday gospel concert — Bethel United Methodist Church, located at 28311 Clayton Street in Dagsboro, will continue its Fourth Sunday gospel performances on Sunday, April 28, beginning at 6 p.m., featuring the Precious Memories Gospel Band. All are welcome. Refreshments will follow in Bethel Center. The performances are sponsored by The Circle of Friends and the Rev. Dr. K.C. Lee. For information, call (302) 732-6565.

 

May 8

IRSC Spring Fling Fashion Show — The Indian River Senior Center will host its annual Spring Fling Fashion Show on Wednesday, May 8, at 11:30 a.m. The catered lunch, dessert and show cost $12 per person. The menu includes fried chicken, macaroni-and-cheese and coleslaw. The fashions are provided by the Dress Barn in Tanger Outlets, Rehoboth Beach. Seating is limited, and there will be a basket raffle, “Chinese auction,” 50/50 and door prizes. The event is open to the public.

Spring Fling Fashion Show — The annual Spring Fling Fashion Show at the Indian River Senior Center in Millsboro will take place on Wednesday, May 8, at 11:30 a.m., featuring a catered lunch, dessert and show for $12 per person. The menu includes fried chicken, macaroni-and-cheese and coleslaw. The fashions are being provided by Dress Barn. Seating is limited. The show will also include a basket raffle, “Chinese auction,” 50/50 and door prizes. For more information, visit IndianRiverSeniorCenterDE.com.

 

May 9

‘Preparing for Life’s Final Chapter’ — The Sussex CARES (Creating Awareness of Resources for Every Senior) Conference “Getting Your Ducks in a Row: Preparing for Life’s Final Chapter” is set for Thursday, May 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Crossroad Community Church in Georgetown. The conference will feature speakers and panelists from the legal, funeral, estate and animal-care fields, and will focus on ensuring that a person’s end-of-life wishes are carried out. The conference is free and includes lunch, door prizes and vendors, but registration is required by April 30. Register online at http://bit.ly/2019caresconference, by calling (302) 396-9518 or by emailing 2019Cares.Conference@gmail.com.

 

May 11

Basic Boating Course in Bethany — The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will host a Basic Boating Course at the South Coastal Library, Bethany Beach, on May 11 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $10. Satisfactory completion results in a Delaware Boating Certificate. For more information or to register, call (610) 507-7526.

NAACP Fight for Freedom Fund Banquet — The NAACP 33rd Annual Fight for Freedom Fund Banquet will take place on Saturday, May 11, at 4 p.m. at the Milford Senior Center. The keynote speaker is Fayetta M. Blake, founder and executive director of Pathways to Sussex Inc. Tickets cost $35 for those 12 or older, or $10 for those younger than 12. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Rev. Jean Wylie at (302) 422-7736, the Rev. Jeanel Starling at (302) 422-9749 or Jessie Sauls at (302) 270-7686.

 

May 16

Womenade Games Day — The Delaware by the Sea Womenade Games Day will take place on May 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Mason Dixon VFW Post 7234, 29265 Marshy Hope Way, Ocean View. Participants can play any game of their choice, plus enjoy continental breakfast with mimosas, fresh-shucked oysters, champagne, lunch, raffles and door prizes. The cost is $50/person, with all proceeds benefiting Peoples Place (domestic violence survivors). For reservations, call (302) 448-8697 by May 7.

 

May 18

MERR Yard Sale, donations needed  — The Marine Education, Research & Rehabilitation Institute Inc. (MERR) is now accepting items for its annual yard sale, set for Saturday, May 18, at the MERR facility on Pilottown Road in Lewes, and will take place rain or shine. All funds raised will go to the year-round efforts of the non-profit organization, which serves as the first response to all marine mammals and sea turtles stranding in Delaware, including food and care, veterinary bills, transportation and supplies, as well as going to area schools to inform students about the neighboring marine mammals. The yard sale will also feature a bake sale and refreshments throughout the day. To donate an item, call (302) 228-5029, or email merrinstitute@gmail.com.

Genealogy program in Lewes — The Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS) will present “Getting Past Brick Walls,” an interactive video program featuring George Morgan, president of Aha! Seminars and one of the presenters of the Genealogy Guys blog. The video presentation will be given at the SCGS meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, at the Lewes Public Library, and all are welcome. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org.

 

May 22

Day-trip to Amishlands — The Indian River Senior Center in Millsboro will host a motor coach day-trip to Amishlands, Pa., on Wednesday, May 22, which is open to the public. The cost is $145 per person, which includes a performance of “Jesus” at the Millennium Theatre, buffet meal at Hershey Farm Restaurant and Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market. For more information, call (302) 934-8839 or IRSC Trip Coordinator Fran Harrison at (302) 545-3797.

 

June 1

Basic Boating Course — The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will host a Basic Boating Course at the Millville Volunteer Fire Company fire hall in Millville from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on June 1. The course costs $10. Satisfactory completion results in a Delaware Boating Certificate. For more information or to register, call (610) 507-7526.