Calendar


Nov. 8

 

Dine-and-donate for AARP scholarships — The Scholarship Committee of the South Coastal Delaware AARP chapter will host a dine-and-donate event from 4 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, at Fins Ale House & Raw Bar, in the Marketplace at Sea Colony near Bethany Beach. A wine basket and 50-50 cash raffle will be offered. Proceeds go to college scholarships for Indian River High School students and adult students at Delaware Technical Community College. Winners of the wine baskets and 50/50 do not need to be present. For more information, call (302) 732-6336.

 

Nov. 9

 

Veterans Day Celebration — CHEER will host its annual Veterans Day Celebration on Friday, Nov. 9, at the CHEER Community Center on Sand Hill Road, east of Georgetown. The evening will begin with a dinner at 5 p.m., followed by the honor ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by disc jockey Sky Brady for dancing to end the evening. A cash bar will be offered. All veterans are welcome free of charge, but reservations are requested. Tickets for spouses or guests cost $10 each. To make reservations and/or obtain tickets, call Florence Mason at (302) 515-3045.

AARP Smart Driver class — There will be an AARP Smart Driver Basic Class offered on Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Community Church in Frankford. Call (239) 567-0606 for information.

AARP Smart Driver class — There will be an AARP Smart Driver Basic Class offered on Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at South Coastal Library. Call (239) 567-0606 for information.

Gospel concert — Gospel group Three Bridges will perform at Long Neck United Methodist Church on Friday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. No tickets are required, but a “love offering” will be taken. For more information, call (302) 228-5546.

Crafts for a Cause — SALT Provisions will host Crafts for a Cause every Friday night in November, with each night featuring a different craft and benefitting a different cause. A $10 donation is requested at each event, which will feature light refreshments. For more information or to RSVP, call (302) 537-1217 or visit saltprovisions.com or SALT Provisions’ Facebook or Instagram pages.

 

Nov. 10

 

Christmas Bazaar & Bake Sale — The Millville United Methodist Women will host their Annual Christmas Bazaar & Bake Sale on Saturday, Nov. 10, starting at 8 a.m. and featuring Christmas decorations, homemade crafts, jewelry, silent auctions, homemade baked goods and Rada Cutlery for sale. Coffee and homemade lunch will also be available. All proceeds go to support mission projects of the MUMW. Millville United Methodist Church is located at 36405 Club House Road, on the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Club House Road in Millville.

Quilts with a Story — Quilts with a Story will be held on Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event will have 20 to 30 quilts on display, each with its own story. Attendees can vote for their favorite quilt and their favorite story. The event will take place at The Journey, a Wesleyan Church, 255 Wilson Highway, Millsboro.

Beef-n-Beer fundraiser for Strouds — On Saturday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m., a Beef-n-Beer fundraiser will be held at the East Sussex Moose Lodge in Frankford to benefit the family of the late Lisa Kessler Stroud, to help with medical bills and expenses. The event will also include a money wheel, 50/50, music and dessert auction. The cost is $25 per person, and tickets can be obtained by calling Sue at (302) 537-5154.

Christmas Craft Bazaar — The Indian River Senior Center will host its Annual Christmas Craft Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring quality handmade crafts, more than 25 vendors, baked goods for sale and a raffle basket full of Christmas goodies. Admission is free. The kitchen will available for breakfast and light lunch fare. The IRSC is located behind the Wawa on Route 113 in Millsboro. For more information, call (302) 934-8839 or visit IndianRiverSeniorCenterDE.com.

 

Nov. 10-11

 

Fall Home Expo — Delaware Resorts Expos’ Fall Home Expo will bring home-related exhibitors to the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center on Nov. 10 and 11. The event is free to the public, with expanded parking at the new Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, and free parking on surrounding streets in November, and will benefit Sussex County Habitat for Humanity. Many of the exhibitors will be offering Expo specials and giving away gifts and prizes. For more information, contact Kathy at (302) 236-0857.

 

Nov. 11

 

Veterans Day at the VFW — The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7234 in Ocean View will hold a Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the post. The officers of VFW Post 7234 will lead the ceremony in honoring and thanking all veterans, their spouses and families, and POWs/MIAs. The ceremony will recognize all veterans who served in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard. Everyone is being invited to attend, especially veterans who served in Armed Forces and their families.

Smokey Hollow Bridal Show — Delaware Seaside Bride magazine and Barefoot Beach Bride will be hosting a bridal show on Sunday, Nov. 11, from noon to 3 p.m. at Smokey Hollow. The bridal show will feature a variety of wedding professionals ready to help plan a dream wedding, from caterers to flowers to venues. Tickets cost $10 each. Brides-to-be are admitted free with the purchase of two tickets. For more information, visit www.barefootbeachbrideoc.com. The Smokey Hollow wedding venue is located at 37632 Lakeridge Drive, Selbyville.

 

Nov. 12

 

Women’s Club of Indian River tea — The GFWC DSFWC Women's Club of Indian River will hold a tea for new and prospective members on Monday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Indian River Yacht Club, 31398 River Road, Millsboro. Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 10 a.m. at the yacht club. Club business is conducted at meetings, and an educational program is often presented. The group also supports a number of non-profits, charities and civic organizations. For more information, call (302) 947-2640.

 

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.

 

Nov. 13

 

Coast Guard Auxiliary meeting — Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-09 will host a meeting on Nov. 13 at Coast Guard Station Indian River. There is no meeting cost for the volunteer group. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. and usually concludes by 9 p.m. For more information, call either Flotilla Commander Roy Zimmerman at (910) 237-4391 or Vice-Commander Ernie Stevens at (240) 472-8659.

Dance workshop — Professional dance instructor John Brillantes will teach a free dance workshop on Nov. 13 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.

Fall Coloring Club — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Nov. 13 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.

Ski Club Swap/auction — The Salisbury Ski Club’s annual Ski Swap/auction meeting is set for Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Knights of Columbus, 1501 Emerson Avenue, in Salisbury, Md., at 7 p.m. All are invited. For more information, call (302) 539-3678.

MOAA to meet — MOAA will meet a week early, on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at noon, with doors opening at 11:30 at their new meeting location, at the Greene Turtle, 17388 North Village Main Blvd, Lewes. The meeting will be held in a private room, and attendees are being encourage d to get there by 11:45 and order from the menu. The program begins at 12:40 p.m., with Col. Terri Coles, U.S. Army (Ret.), MOAA senior director of Council & Chapter Affairs, making a special visit from MOAA headquarters to bring word from the top. The meeting adjourns no later than 1:30 p.m.

 

Nov. 14

 

Embodied Mindfulness — Beebe Healthcare will present Embodied Mindfulness on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 3 p.m., at the Lewes Public Library. Raylen Williams will lead the group to explore how to integrate mindfulness into life by exploring movement. To register, visit https://embodied-mindfulness-lewes.eventbrite.com.

Book discussion, ‘A Piece of the World’ — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Nov. 14 from 2 to 3:15 p.m. will host a book discussion with Theo Loppatto and Julia Peterson, on Christina Baker Kline’s “A Piece of the World.” The discussion is free, and pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Visit the library to register, get a copy of the Reading Guide and pick up or place a hold on the title. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

 

Nov. 15

 

Sausage sale — The Bishopville (Md.) Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary is selling fresh-ground sage-flavored sausage in hot or mild varieties, with 5-pound packages costing $20. Orders must be placed by Nov. 15, by calling (443) 735-7473 or by emailing wandagray294@yahoo.com.  Pickup is Saturday, Dec. 1, at the fire house.

Chix with Stix — The South Coastal Library’s knitting and crocheting club will meet on Nov. 15 from 10 to 11 a.m. Attendees can bring a current project, get new ideas, meet other needleworkers, and enjoy speakers, special presentations and more. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Salon: From the Artists — The Rehoboth Art League will present “Salon: From the Artists with the Studios on Walnut,” on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the artists’ studios adjacent to the Milton Arts Guild in Milton, featuring light refreshments and drinks as attendees take a private, guided tour of the Studios on Walnut, where professional, practicing artists work in pastel, printmaking, oil painting, fiber art and more. Tickets cost $35 per person, include hors d’oeuvres and beverages, and may be purchased online at rehobothartleague.org or (302) 227-8408, ext. 203. Space is limited, and advance reservations are required.

Flotilla meets — Coast Guard Flotilla 12-01 will meet in South Bethany Town Hall at 7 p.m. Any one age 17 and older is welcome to attend and learn about the Auxiliary. For more information, call (302) 537-7845.

Ceramic Night — The Youth Group at Frankford United Methodist Church will host a Ceramic Night fundraiser from 5:30 to 9 p.m.to benefit future activities. My Ceramics from Long Neck will be bringing pieces for painting. The cost is $20 at the door. Light refreshments will be available for sale. Event will be held in the Bennett Building of Frankford United Methodist Church, Main and Daisey Streets.

Harrington Casino bus trip — The Indian River Senior Center in Millsboro will host a Harrington Casino bus trip on Thursday, Nov. 15, at a cost of $15 for members or $25 for non-members, including $15 in free play and $7 toward the “all-you-can-eat” buffet. The bus leaves 9:30 a.m. and returns 4 p.m. Seats are limited; contact Maggie Smith at (302) 947-2274 for more information.

 

Nov. 15, 29

 

Folded fabric ornaments workshop — The Rehoboth Art League will host a two-day workshop, “Folded Fabric Ornaments,” on Thursdays, Nov. 15 and 29, from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants will make ball and pinecone ornaments with a quilted look. There is no sewing involved, but they will be using lots of straight pins, ribbon and folded fabric pieces. All supplies are included in the registration fee of $60 per person. To register for the workshop, go to www.rehobothartleague.org or call (302) 227-8408, ext. 112.

 

Nov. 16

 

Free concert by two bands — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Nov. 16 from 3 to 4 p.m. will host a free concert featuring American String Quartet and the Diaz Brothers. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

League of Women Voters meeting — League of Women Voters of Sussex County will hold their semi-annual meeting on Friday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. at the Rehoboth Beach History Museum. The meeting will feature a presentation on the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial. For more information, go to www.sussexlwv.org.

Furniture Painting 101 — Jayne’s Reliable will host Furniture Painting 101, a hands-on lecture/demonstration on painting furniture with chalk-type paint, on Friday, Nov. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $45, with all supplies included. For more information or to register, call (302) 927-0049. Space is limited.

Crafts for a Cause — SALT Provisions will host Crafts for a Cause every Friday night in November, with each night featuring a different craft and benefitting a different cause. A $10 donation is requested at each event, which will feature light refreshments. For more information or to RSVP, call (302) 537-1217 or visit saltprovisions.com or SALT Provisions’ Facebook or Instagram pages.

 

Nov. 17

 

FVFC Auxiliary Holiday Expo — The Frankford Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will hold their Annual Holiday Expo on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring homemade crafts and various home party vendors with cash-and-carry items. Lunch will be available, along with a bake sale provided by the Auxiliary. For more information or to rent a table, contact any auxiliary member or the fire house at (302) 732-6662.

Indoor Yard Sale — There will be an indoor yard and bake sale at the Millville fire hall from 7 a.m. to noon. The fundraiser is being held by the Millville Volunteer Fire Co. Auxiliary, and both breakfast and lunch will be served.

Food & Wine Festival — On Saturday, Nov. 17, the second annual Food & Wine Festival will at Bethany Beach Ocean Suites and 99 Sea Level Restaurant & Raw Bar in Bethany Beach, featuring live music, bites from area restaurants, wine tastings, a commemorative wine glass and a silent auction benefitting the Rehoboth Beach Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Tickets cost $45 in advance, online at https://burbageproperties.ticketleap.com/2018-food--wine-festival/details, or $55 at the door.

Fall floral arrangement class — The Inland Bays Garden Center will host a DIY Tabletop Fall Floral Arrangement class on Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. Participants can bring their own container, or they will be provided with one. Using seasonal — and local, if possible — they will create a traditional fall floral arrangement centerpiece, learning techniques that are good for beginners and will be appropriate to other seasons and arrangements. Participants should bring a small, sharp knife to trim stems. Reserve a spot well in advance, so they have enough materials on hand. The cost is $40. For more information, call (302) 539-1839 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/742061256142597/.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner — The Community Thanksgiving Dinner, sponsored by Indian Mission United Methodist Church, will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Nanticoke Indian Center, 27073 John J Williams Highway, Millsboro. Dinner is free, and everyone is welcome. For more details, call (302) 945-0830 or (302) 934-7779.

 

Nov. 19

 

Google Photos class — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Nov. 19 from 10:30 a.m. to noon will host a free Google Photos class. Attendees can learn to use Google Photos to store, edit, organize and share photos, with instructor Tom Kinsella. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Singles on the Seashore — Singles on the Seashore will host a happy-hour at Just in Thyme in Rehoboth Beach on Monday, Nov. 19, at 5 p.m. For more information, call Nancy at (302) 581-3009.

GriefShare’s Surviving the Holidays — GriefShare’s Surviving the Holidays Seminar will be held on Monday morning, Nov. 19, in the Mariners Bethel United Methodist Church Social Hall (located at 81 Central Avenue in Ocean View) at 11 a.m. A video will feature counsel from people who have made it through the holidays while dealing with heartache and loss, as well as insights from Christian counselors and teachers. There will be discussion/sharing, support and prayer. Participants will also receive a “Survival Guide.” The seminar is a one-time special session in addition to the regular GriefShare grief support group meetings. For more information, call (302) 539-9510.

 

Nov. 20

 

iPad Users Groups — The South Coastal Library will host its iPad User Groups on Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. The Rookies group is for those just getting started, while the Veterans group is for those who are ready for more advanced skills. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

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.

 

Nov. 21

 

Thanksgiving Eve service — Long Neck United Methodist Church will hold its Thanksgiving Eve service on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (302) 945-9453.

 

Nov. 22

 

Free Thanksgiving meal — Long Neck United Methodist Church will host its annual free Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, Nov. 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. People can enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal with friends and neighbors, and everyone is welcome. For more information, call (302) 945-9453.

Turkey Trot — The 11th Annual Fenwick Island Turkey Trot, an untimed 2.2-mile fun run/walk, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 22, at 8 a.m., with free coffee provided by One Coastal at 7:30 a.m. Leashed pets are welcome. Holiday-themed or other festive costumes are encouraged. There is no charge to participate, but trotters are encouraged to make a donation, to go to the Brandywine Valley SPCA, Georgetown. Proceeds from commemorative T-shirt sales ($25 each, pre-ordering encouraged) will also be donated. Non-perishable food donations will also be collected and donated to Neighbors in Need. For more information, contact Lori Martin at (302) 539-1290 or hipAHA@hotmail.com.

Gabby Gobble 5K & Kiddie Fun Run — The Fifth Annual Gabby Gobble 5K and Kiddie Fun Run will start and finish near Irish Eyes Pub, located at 213 Anglers Road in Lewes, on Thursday, Nov. 22. The Fun Run starts at 9 a.m., and the 5K race begins at 9:30 a.m. Register in advance at www.getwellgabby.org or at the Get Well Gabby Foundation page on Facebook. Registration can be done in person on Wednesday, Nov. 21, and the morning of the event, at Irish Eyes. Festive costumes are encouraged.

 

Nov. 23

 

Crafts for a Cause — SALT Provisions will host Crafts for a Cause every Friday night in November, with each night featuring a different craft and benefitting a different cause. A $10 donation is requested at each event, which will feature light refreshments. For more information or to RSVP, call (302) 537-1217 or visit saltprovisions.com or SALT Provisions’ Facebook or Instagram pages.

 

Nov. 24

 

Christmas in the Park kickoff event — The Town of Frankford, with assistance from local churches, the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company and the Frankford Public Library, will host the Annual Christmas in the Park kickoff on Nov. 24 with a tree- and park-lighting ceremony, featuring local youth singing carols and Santa and Mrs. Claus available for visits and photos (bring a own camera). The opening ceremony will begin at 6 p.m., with the lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. The park will be open each Wednesday between Thanksgiving and Christmas from 6 to 8 p.m. to give children and families the opportunity to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and to enjoy the light displays. Hot cocoa and cookies will be available each night, free of charge, along with various activities for the kids.

 

Nov. 24-25

 

Model Railroad Club Open House — The Delmarva Model Railroad Club will hold its 33rd Annual Holiday Open House at 103 E. State Street, Camelot Hall, 2nd floor, Delmar, on Nov. 24-25, Dec. 1-2, and Jan. 5-6 and 12-13, 2019, on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. The event features 8,000 square feet of operating train layouts in Z Scale, N Scale N Trak Modules, HO layout, S Gauge, O Gauge Tinplate, O Scale Lionel, and LGB (G gauge). Admission and parking are free. More information is available at www.delmarvamodelrailroadclub.org, or call (302) 856-9250.

 

Nov. 26

 

Cloud storage class — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Nov. 26 from 10:30 a.m. to noon will host a free Cloud Storage Class with instructor Tom Kinsella. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Republican Club meeting — Lauren Weaver, executive director of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, will be the guest speaker at the 38th District Republican Club’s Monday, Nov. 26, meeting, at 6:30 p.m., at the South Coastal Library. Weaver will discuss Chamber’s interaction with the business community and the benefits the Chamber offers to the entire community. State Rep. Ron Gray and state Sen. Gerald Hocker will give their regularly scheduled report to members and guests regarding issues that are on the Delaware State Legislature calendar. Further information may be obtained by emailing info@38thdrcp.com or visiting www.38thdrcp.com.

Blood donation event — The Blood Bank of Delmarva will host a blood donation event at the Indian River Senior Center in Millsboro on Monday, Nov. 26, from 1 to 65 p.m. For more information, call (302) 934-8839 or visit indianriverseniorcenterde.com.

 

Nov. 27

 

WWI & Treaty of Versailles lecture — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Nov. 27 from 6 to 7:15 p.m. will host “Impact of WWI & The Treaty of Versailles: A Century Later—Part One” as Bill Gudelunas presents the first in a two-part lecture examining the impact of World War I, and the facts and myths regarding the Treaty of Versailles. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Dance workshop — Professional dance instructor John Brillantes will teach a free dance workshop on Nov. 27 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.

Fall Coloring Club — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Nov. 27 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.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival — The internationally recognized Wild & Scenic Film Festival will be hosted by Assateague Coastal (ACT) at the Cinema Art Theater in Lewes on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. The festival is a collection of adventure and action sport documentaries, and environmental films, that are showcased in Nevada City, Calif., each year. Snacks and beer specials courtesy of Dogfish Head will complement the evening of films. There will also be a silent auction featuring two large Dogfish Head gift baskets. Tickets for the festival cost $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Attendees will receive one free Dogfish Head brew with their ticket stub. Additional event details and tickets are available online at www.actforbays.org/act-events or by calling (410) 629-1538.

 

Nov. 28

 

Delaware Trivia Night — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Nov. 28 from 5 to 6 p.m. will host Delaware Trivia Night, offering participants the chance to test out their knowledge of the First State with friends or join a team when they arrive. Light refreshments will served, with prizes for the winning team. (There is a limit of six members per team.) Registration is encouraged. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

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 Nov. 28 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.

AARP luncheon — AARP Chapter 4903 will host a Chapter luncheon at the Ocean View Diner in Long Neck. Barbara Barnette, the Care Coordinator, will present information about Seniors Helping Seniors. There is a $1 cover charge, and lunch costs $11. For more information and reservations, call either Norma at (302) 945-4895, or Mari at (302) 684-8485.

Lecture on personalized medicine — “The Future is Now: Exciting Advances in Genomic Testing & Personalized Medicine” will take place Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 3 p.m. at the Lewes Public Library. Attendees can unravel the mystery behind why no one diet or medication works equally well for all, as Dr. Uday Jani, M.D., explores the individualized approach to medical care, with an in-depth look at the latest genetic, pharmacogenomics and gut microbiome testing. To register, visit https://genomic-testing-personalized-medicine-lewes.eventbrite.com.

Shore Democrats to meet — The Shore Democrats will hold their November lunch meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 11:30 a.m. at DiFebo’s in Bethany Beach, featuring speaker Kimberly Grimes. For more information, email shoredemocrats@gmail.com.

 

Nov. 29

 

WWI & Treaty of Versailles, Part 2 — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Nov. 29 from 6 to 7:15 p.m. will host “Impact of WWI & The Treaty of Versailles: A Century Later—Part Two” as Bill Gudelunas presents the second in a two-part lecture examining the impact of World War I, and the facts and myths regarding the Treaty of Versailles. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.T

 

Nov. 30

 

WWI & Treaty of Versailles, Part 2 

Contra Dance — The Lower Delaware Dance Society (LDDS), a traditional dance group based in Ocean View, will host its inaugural Contra Dance on Friday, Nov. 30, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Metropolitan Community Church on Route 24 at 19369 Plantation Road, Rehoboth Beach. A beginner’s workshop starts at 7 p.m. Admission costs $10 per person. All are welcome, partners are not required, and no dance experience is needed.

A Sparkling Evening — On Friday, Nov. 30, A Sparkling Evening will be held at Sedona restaurant in Bethany Beach, to benefit the Food Bank of Delaware. For more information, call Marion at (302) 233-0415.

Crafts for a Cause — SALT Provisions will host Crafts for a Cause every Friday night in November, with each night featuring a different craft and benefitting a different cause. A $10 donation is requested at each event, which will feature light refreshments. For more information or to RSVP, call (302) 537-1217 or visit saltprovisions.com or SALT Provisions’ Facebook or Instagram pages.

Stockings for Soldiers deadline — Drop-off for the 15th Annual Stockings for Soldiers at Indian River Senior Center in Millsboro will continue through Nov. 30. Organizers are seeking donations of small and single-serving snack items and drink mixes, DVD movies, music CDs, small toiletries, crew socks, sun block and pocket games/puzzles (no aerosol cans or bars of soap), including holiday greeting cards with personal messages that include a return address or email. There is a $2 suggested donation to cover postage/shipping costs. For more information, visit www.stockingsforsoldiers.org. (The group is also collecting for Stockings for K9 Soldiers.) Drop-off is at the IRSC on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information, call (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. 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.

Christmas in the Park — The Town of Frankford will host Christmas in the Park each Wednesday through Christmas, from 6 to 8 p.m., to give children and families the opportunity to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and to enjoy the light displays. Hot cocoa and cookies will be available each night, free of charge, along with various activities for the kids.

Free gift wrapping — On Saturdays in December, FORGE Teen Impact will be offering free gift wrapping from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the FORGE Center, located at 7804 Gumboro Road, Pittsville, Md.

Holiday Happenings — On Saturday, Dec. 1, the Town of Bethany Beach will host its annual Holiday Happenings from 1 to 3 p.m. at town hall, featuring face painting and photos with Santa, as well as hot cocoa, cookies and a station for children to write letters to Santa. Horse-drawn wagon rides, trolley rides through town and beach tractor rides will run until 4 p.m. At 5 p.m. the fourth annual lighting of the holiday tree will take place on the bandstand plaza, featuring a sing-along. Attendees are being encouraged to bring hats, gloves, scarves and canned goods to be donated to local charities. The event is free and open to kids of all ages. There is no rain date.

Used book, Christmas cookie sale — St. Martha’s Episcopal Church will offer the finale of this year’s used book sales on Saturday, Dec. 1, paired with the sale of Christmas cookies, sold by the pound, and other holiday treats, 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. Proceeds from the sales benefit St. Martha’s community outreach programs. Those wishing more information about the sales or donations may call (302) 539-7444.

Kiwanis Club Quarter Auction — The Millsboro Kiwanis Club will host a Quarter Auction on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Millsboro fire hall, at State Street in downtown Millsboro. Doors open at 11 a.m., and the event starts at noon. The first paddle cost $7, with extras costing $3 each. The event includes a 50/50, door prizes, lunch and refreshments. For more information, call (302) 381-2116.

Christmas Fair & Silent Auction — Long Neck United Methodist Church will hold its annual Christmas Fair & Silent Auction on Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring crafts, food, a silent auction and a Children’s Secret Shop.  The church is located at 32051 Long Neck Road, Long Neck. For additional information, call the church office at (302) 945-9453.

 

Dec. 1-2

 

Model Railroad Club Open House — The Delmarva Model Railroad Club will hold its 33rd Annual Holiday Open House at 103 E. State Street, Camelot Hall, 2nd floor, Delmar, on Dec. 1-2, and Jan. 5-6 and 12-13, 2019, on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. The event features 8,000 square feet of operating train layouts in Z Scale, N Scale N Trak Modules, HO layout, S Gauge, O Gauge Tinplate, O Scale Lionel, and LGB (G gauge). Admission and parking are free. More information is available at www.delmarvamodelrailroadclub.org, or call (302) 856-9250.

 

Dec. 4

 

Socrates Café — Socrates Café meets 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.

 

Dec. 5

 

Gem/metal buyers at IRSC — The Indian River Senior Center in Millsboro will host IGA Concierge Jewelers & Precious Gem/Metal Buyers on Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., offering appraisals of heirlooms and the chance to sell unwanted jewelry, coins, diamonds and gemstones. The event is open to the public, but people should call to make an appointment to a private appraisal. For more information, call (302) 934-8839.

Singles on the Seashore — Singles on the Seashore will host a happy-hour at Outback Steakhouse in Rehoboth Beach on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 4 p.m. For more information, call Nancy at (302) 581-3009.

 

Dec. 8

 

Christmas in the Park — The Town of Frankford will host Christmas in the Park each Wednesday through Christmas, from 6 to 8 p.m., to give children and families the opportunity to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and to enjoy the light displays. Hot cocoa and cookies will be available each night, free of charge, along with various activities for the kids.

FORGE Christmas Bazaar, Bake Sale — FORGE Youth & Family Academy on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. will host a Christmas Bazaar & Bake Sale featuring “hand forged” gift items and free gift wrapping provided by Teen Impact. Lunch and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Free gift wrapping — On Saturdays in December, FORGE Teen Impact will be offering free gift wrapping from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the FORGE Center, located at 7804 Gumboro Road, Pittsville, Md.

Nativity Festival — Ocean View Presbyterian Church will host the annual Nativity Festival on Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring Nativity crèches from around the world, as well as carols, punch and cookies.

 

Dec. 9

 

Children’s Advent Craft Workshop — Conley’s UMC in Lewes will host a Children’s Advent Craft Workshop on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 2 to 4 p.m., where they will learn to make easy Christmas ornaments that they can take home. The Advent Workshop is free to the public, and people of all ages are welcome. Refreshments will be served. Those planning to attend should call ahead to confirm, at (302) 945-1881 or e-mail office@ConleysUMC.org. For more information, visit www.ConleysUMC.org.

Children’s Holiday Party — The VFW Post 7234 Auxiliary will hold their annual Children’s Holiday Party on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. at the VFW home on Marshy Hope Road in Ocean View. All children 12 or younger from the surrounding areas are welcome. There will be goody bags for all children, face painting, balloon characters, crafts, games, food and a visit from “the gentleman in red.” For more information, call Connie Weber at (302) 829-8723.

 

Dec. 12

 

‘Cultivating Kindness’ — “Cultivating Kindness: How Getting Softer Can Make Us Stronger” will be led by Karen Barwick, LPCMH, on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 3 p.m., at the Lewes Public Library, offering a brief look at the power of kindness to help people “till and nourish the soil” so the seeds of transformation can take root, grow and thrive. To register, visit https://cultivating-kindness-lewes.eventbrite.com.

Yoga breathing workshop — “Pranayama: An Introduction to Yoga Breathing Practices for Wellbeing” will be offered by Kim Blanch on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 10 a.m., at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach. Workshop participants can learn how the mind, body and breath are intimately connected, and how they can influence each other. To register, visit https://pranayama-breathing-for-well-being-south-coastal.eventbrite.com.

 

Dec. 14

 

Live Nativity — On Friday, Dec. 14, Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church of Ocean View will present a Live Nativity featuring the Christmas story told and re-told every half-hour from 6 to 8 p.m. on the church grounds at 81 Central Avenue in Ocean View, including Christmas carols, music, hot chocolate and refreshments by the fire. In the case of inclement weather, the Live Nativity will be held indoors. For more information, call (302) 539-9510 or visit www.marinersbethel.org.