Calendar of Events

Sept. 21-27

Trip to Nashville — The Indian River Senior Center in Millsboro is sponsoring a trip to Nashville and Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Sept. 21-27, for $1,040 per person double-occupancy. Included are the Opryland Hotel, Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theatre, Country Music Hall of Fame, RCA Studio B, Dollywood, the Titanic Museum and more. For more details, contact Fran Harrison at (302) 545-3797.

 

Sept. 22

Blue Jean Ball — Autism Delaware’s 2017 Blue Jean Ball will take place Friday, Sept. 22, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Nassau Valley Vineyards, 32165 Winery Lane, Lewes. “Denim and Diamonds!” is the dress code for the event, which features bidding on one-of-a-kind sports memorabilia, jewelry and art, partying to a live performance Love Seed Mama Jump, award-winning wines from Nassau Valley Vineyards, as well as beer and hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants. Tickets cost $85 per person and can be purchased at www.AutismDelaware.org. For information, contact Deanna Principe at (302) 224-6020 or deanna.principe@delautism.org.

Pin-making with Autism Delaware — On Friday, Sept. 22, Autism Delaware will host a pin-making party from 10 a.m. to noon at its Lewes office, at 17517 Nassau Commons Blvd. Materials and instructions will be provided, and no special skills are required. For more information, call or email heidi.morales@delautism.org or call (302) 644-3410..

 

Sept. 22-24

Berlin Fiddlers Convention — The 25th annual Berlin Fiddlers Convention on Sept. 22-24 in Berlin, Md., will feature old-time, Celtic and bluegrass performances, musicians competing for cash prizes, the Maryland State Flatpicking Guitar Championship, and food, drink and craft vendors. The family-friendly event is free of charge to attend. For more information, visit www.BerlinFiddlers.com.

 

Sept. 23-24

Native Plant Sale — The Inland Bays Garden Center will host a Native Plant Sale. The hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Participants can create a pollinator and bay-friendly garden with native perrenials and shrubs. For more information, call 539-1839 or visit www.inlandbaysgardencenter.com.

 

Sept. 23

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater — The Lakeside Community Home Owners Association will be presenting a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater on Sept. 23, 5-9 p.m. at the Lakeside Community Center, 33076 Rock Cove in the Pot-Nets community of Lakeside, off of Long Neck Road (Route 23) east of Millsboro. The show is “Golden Girls: The Curse of Jennifer Fletcher,” starring “Without a Cue” from Bensalem, Pa. Dinner is stuffed manicotti, meatballs, salad, rolls and butter, dessert, coffee, tea, and non-alcoholic beverages. Attendees may bring their own alcohol. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. Tickets cost $28 per person, and none will be sold at the door. Call for tickets at (302) 945-1263.

Small Town, Big Heroes — Girl Scout Service Unit 14 on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. will present their “Small Town, Big Heroes” community event at the Millsboro Little League Ball Park. The free event will offer the chance to meet members of the Millsboro Police Department, Millsboro Volunteer Fire Company and Delaware State Police , and see the DSP Trooper 2 helicopter and more. Attendees can make their own superhero mask and take a picture with their favorite hero in front of the superhero photo backdrop. Millsboro police officers will be serving up free frozen treats, courtesy of the Good Ole Boy Foundation. Additional activities may be available for a small materials fee. The event will take place rain or shine.

Indoor yard and bake sale — The Millville Volunteer Fire Company auxiliary will hold an indoor yard and bake sale at Station 84 on Route 26 in Millville on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Refreshments will be available.

Bilingual storytime — The Selbyville Public Library will host a special bilingual storytime for toddlers, in English and in Spanish, on Sept. 23 at 10 a.m., as part of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Ocean City dance — Dancing at the Beach will continue its summer monthly program of swing, Latin, ballroom, disco and country-Western dancing to the music of D.J. Mike T. on Sept. 23 at the Ocean City Elks Lodge No. 2645 Banquet Hall, 138th Street and Coastal Highway, (behind the Fenwick Inn), Ocean City, Md. Dances are open to the public. A cha cha lesson by dance instructor John Brillantes will be offered from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. with open dancing from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Admission costs $14 per person, including the lesson. For more information, call (443) 474-0015 or visit www.DancingAtTheBeach.com.

Guns & Hoses — Lower Slower Guns & Hoses will meet Sept. 23 at noon at the Eagles on Route 26 in Clarksville. For more information, call (302) 537-4235.

Brews by the Bay — On Sept. 23 from noon to 4 p.m., the Delaware Brewers Guild will host Brews by the Bay at Big Chill Beach Club at Delaware Seashore State Park. All of the breweries will be bringing special one-of-a-kind beers that have never left the brewery before, with more than 16 unique beers tapped over the course of the day. Music will be provided by Federal Street Band and Clifford Keith, and food by Taco Reho, Rosenfeld’s Jewish Deli, Rehoboth/Lewes, the Greenman Juice Truck and Downtime Refreshment. Tickets cost $50 for a single driver, $45 for those in a carpool and $10 for designated drivers. For tickets or more information, visit https://delaware-brewers-guild.ticketleap.com/brews-by-the-bay/.

Walk for the Homeless — The United Methodist Women of Faith U.M. Church will be hosting their 11th annual Walk for the Homeless on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 9 a.m. on the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk. All monetary donations will help support Casa San Francisco (Catholic Charities) in Milton, Crisis House in Georgetown and Home of the Brave (a veterans’ shelter) in Milford. For more information, contact Christina Miller-Hall at (302) 227-3118 or Tenesha Duffy at (302) 645-5574.

Tour de Sussex bike ride — The Tour de Sussex bicycle ride will take place on Sept. 23 at Delaware Technical Community College’s Georgetown Campus, offering ride distances of 25, 50, 62 and 100 miles. Proceeds will benefit workforce development scholarships. The registration fee is $75 for those 17 or older and $25 for those 16 or younger, which includes support and gear, lunch, long-sleeved T-shirt, cue sheet and rest-stop refreshments. Teams of six or more riders save $5 on registration fees. For more information or to register, visit tourdesussex.com.

Celebration of the Inlet — This is the final event in Delaware Seashore State Park’s 50th anniversary. The "Celebration of the Inlet” is Sept. 23 from 5 to 8 p.m. The festivities will begin at 5 p.m. at the North Inlet Day Area. Event includes live music, food trucks. There will also be a bonfire from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and guided bridge hikes at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. All activities are free to attend with paid park entry (camping and day-use).

 

Sept. 24

Sunday Night Worship — Bethel United Methodist Church, located at 28311 Clayton Street in Dagsboro, will present Sunday Night Worship, an evening of music and fellowship, on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m., featuring local gospel group Sons of Thunder. A love offering will be taken. Refreshments will follow in Bethel Center, sponsored by The Circle of Friends and the Rev. Susan Sliker. For further information, call (302) 732-6805.

 

Sept. 25

Kids read to dogs — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, will host PAWS on Monday, Sept. 25, from 5 to 6 p.m., as children read to trained literacy dogs to improve and practice their reading skills.

‘Being Mortal’ showing — St. Martha’s Church, located at 117 Maplewood Street in Bethany Beach, will present “Being Mortal” on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. For more information, call (302) 539-7444 or visit www.stmarthasbethany.com.

 

Sept. 26

Heart health & treatment — On Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Beebe Healthcare interventional cardiologist Dr. Ehtasham Qureshi, MD, will discuss “Heart Health and Advancements in Treatment” at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. The event is free and open to the community. He will speak about ways to improve heart health, including mindful eating, and will talk about the latest in heart treatments at Beebe Healthcare.

Wee Read Story Time — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, will host Wee Read & Story Time on Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 11 to 11:45 a.m., for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers, to promote early literacy.

Peace Week rock painting — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, will host Positivity Tuesday: Rock Painting on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 5-6 p.m. In celebration of Peace Week in Delaware, the Frankford Public Library will be painting kindness rocks to spread a positive message. No experience is necessary, and all supplies will be provided.

‘Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?’ — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Sept. 26 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. will host “Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?” an informational session on inheritance of personal property. Through the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, accredited financial counselor Maria Pippidas will present practical information about the inheritance of personal belongings and how to avoid family conflict. Registration is preferred. Visit or call the library at (302) 539-5231 to register, or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us for more information.

Ask the Financial Expert — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Sept. 26 from 1 to 2 p.m. will host Ask the Financial Expert, as accredited financial counselor Maria Pippidas answers financial-related questions in a drop-in session, first-come, first-served. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Protecting Your Identity — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Sept. 26 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. will host Protecting Your Identity, as University of Delaware Cooperative Extension Service and accredited financial counselor Maria Pippidas present tools to prevent identity theft and what to do if it happens. The session is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

 

Sept. 26, 28

Paying for College Workshop — The Indian River School District and $tand By Me will offer a free "Paying for College" financial aid workshop for students and families. The presentation will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. at Indian River High School. The same presentation will be offered in Spanish on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m. at Sussex Central High School. This workshop is aimed at helping families understand the financial aid process and secure cash for college. Register online at irsd.net or by calling Michele Murphy at (302) 732-1522.

 

Sept. 26 - Oct. 17

Acrylic Painting Basics — The Rehoboth Art League will offer Acrylic Painting Basics on Tuesday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m., Sept. 26 through Oct. 17. The four-week class will introduce participants to composition, as well as painting and brush techniques. Local instructor Myndi Smithers will also cover color theory and mixing acrylic colors. The cost is $100 for members and $135 for non-members. To register, go to www.rehobothartleague.org or call (302) 227-8408, ext. 112.

Watercolor Painting Basics — The Rehoboth Art League will offer Watercolor Painting Basics on Tuesday evenings from Sept. 26 through Oct. 17, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. Brush techniques and water control will be practiced, and experimentation will be encouraged. Drawing for watercolor paintings, composition and developing personal style will be emphasized. The cost for the series is $100 for members and $135 for non-members. To register, go to www.rehobothartleague.org or call (302) 227-8408, ext. 112.

 

Sept. 27

Art in the Afternoon — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, will host Art in the Afternoon on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2-3 p.m., featuring an hour of adult coloring. Materials will be provided or attendees can bring their own projects.

AARP Chapter 4903 luncheon — AARP Chapter 4903 will host a chapter luncheon on Wednesday, Sept 27, at American Legion Post 28 in Long Neck. Reservations are required before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept 19. The cost is $13.50 for members, $14.50 for non-members. For more information and reservations, call Norma at (302) 945-4895 or Mari at (302) 684-8485.

Cookies with a Cop — The Selbyville Public Library will host Cookies with a Cop from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 27. Kids can join Selbyville police officer Corrigan for a chance to talk about safety, discuss crime prevention and make new friends. This month, special guests from the Sussex Emergency Operations Center will help kids practice how to call 911. Pre-registration is encouraged and can be done at the library or through www.selbyvillelibrary.org.

Health & Retirement Planning workshop — The Frankford Public Library will host a workshop, Health & Retirement: Planning for the Great Unknown on Sept. 27 at 10 a.m., featuring financial advisers Michael Bellaty and Kyle Ricker, who will discuss health and retirement strategies.

Prayer Service — The Southeast Sussex Ministerium is holding a First Responders Recognition and Ecumenical Prayer Service at the Millville fire hall at 6 p.m. There will be a presentation of a proclamation from the governor regarding first responders.

 

Sept. 28

AGH’s Fall Golf Classic — The Robert E. Warfield Memorial Fall Golf Classic (formerly known as the AGH Fall Golf Classic) to benefit Atlantic General Hospital will be held on Thursday, Sept. 28, at Ocean City (Md.) Golf Club., Registration begins at 11 a.m., with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Each team can choose their course/format — Newport Bay/Best Ball or Seaside/Scramble. The player entry fee includes cart and greens fees, lunch and dinner, as well as snacks and beverages on the course. Giveaways, course challenges and tournament awards are also included. Lunch this year will be provided by Bad Monkey O.C. Bar & Grill. Dough Roller Restaurants is the dinner sponsor. Team reservations can be submitted via the website and must be received by Sept. 15. Dinner and the awards, open to non-golfers, will begin at 5 p.m.

Dine & Donate for ‘End Polio Now’ — From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 28, the Cottage Café near Bethany Beach will donate a portion of sales to Southern Sussex Rotary for the “End Polio Now” campaign. The event includes raffle and 50/50 drawings.

Watch the Book: ‘Henrietta Lacks’ — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, will host Watch the Book on Friday, Sept. 28, 6-8 p.m. After a brief discussion on the bestselling book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” there will be a showing of the new HBO original movie.

Cocktails Curing Cancer — The annual Cocktails Curing Cancer party will be held Thursday, Sept. 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Big Fish Grill in Ocean View, featuring heavy appetizers, live music by The Stims, a photo area and more. Tickets cost $45, with VIP tickets ($75 each) granting early access at 5 p.m., with special appetizers, one free drink, one entry into both prize raffles and a VIP gift bag. Live auction prizes include a private dinner by chef Jay Allen from The Elegant Plate. Tickets will also be sold for two raffle prizes: “The Shore Experience” hotel and restaurant package, and “The Brew Tour.” Tickets are available at www.CocktailsCuringCancerBB.eventbrite.com. Tickets will be sold the door, if available.

Sierra Club to meet — The Southern Delaware Sierra Club will meet on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach, aiming to organize activities in southern Delaware. Everyone is welcome to attend, whether a lifetime member of Sierra Club or not a member and just looking to learn more and potentially get involved. A survey is available online until Sept. 25, at https://delaware.sierraclub.org/sodel, and will be discussed at the meeting and used to help guide planning.

Online Tutorials Assistance — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon will present Online Tutorials Assistance, allowing attendees to choose from more than 500 free online classes. Library staff will help participants sign up and get started. The class is free, but pre-registration is required.

Crime/Drug Awareness & Prevention — The Selbyville Police Department is inviting the public to a Crime/Drug Awareness & Prevention Meeting on Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. Experts will discuss drug treatment, current trends, signs of drug use and crime. The meeting will be held at Salem United Methodist Church, 29 W. Church Street, Selbyville.

Selbyville Book Club — Selbyville Public Library hosts a book club discussion from  6 to 7 p.m. on "The Book That Matters Most,” Ann Hood’s novel about love, loss, secrets, friendship, and the healing power of literature. Light refreshments will be provided. Books available at the library. Preregistration encouraged at the library or through www.selbyvillelibrary.org.

 

Sept. 29

Lantern tour — Indian River Life-Saving Station will hosts a lantern tour from 8 to 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 29, exploring the daily lives of the surfmen and how they saved shipwreck victims off the Delaware Coast. A guided museum tour is followed by local tales and a venture out onto the beach where they performed their nightly patrols. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling (302) 227-6991. The cost is $10 per person.

 

Sept. 30

Model train show — The Delaware Seaside Railroad Club will host a model train show on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Roxana Volunteer Fire Company’s fire hall, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring model train layouts, door prizes and refreshments. Admission is free for children 10 or younger and costs $5 for those 11 or older. For more information, visit delawareseasiderailroadclub.com or contact Bill Zeigler at (302) 537-0964.

Tailgating Games & Fireworks Festival — The Delaware Tailgating Games & Fireworks Festival on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 16 Mile Brewery on S. Bedford Street in Georgetown, will feature a team tournament in lawn games, with cash prizes, as well as live music, food trucks, local vendors and a “kid zone.” The tournament will kick off at 2 p.m., with event festivities running from until 8 p.m., followed by fireworks. Pre-register teams of four in games such as cornhole, ladderball, can jam, life-sized beruit and more, online at www.deltg.com for $50 per team before Sept. 27; prices for on-site registration will be higher, if it is still available. Those 21 or older can partake in 16 Mile’s craft brews, either a la carte or by pre-purchasing a $25-per-person VIP Festival Pass at www.deltg.com for 10 craft brews during the festival. Children & Families First in Sussex County is this year’s non-profit beneficiary. For more information, visit www.deltg.com.

Fall Festival — Bethel United Methodist Church is holding a Fall Festival from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be yard sale items, scrapple sandwiches, hot dogs and homemade ice cream. The church is located at the corner of Clayton and Hazard Streets in Dagsboro.

Yard Sale — Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church is holding its annual yard sale to benefit the youth and their mission trips. The sale will run from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

 

Oct. 1

‘Stand for life’ — A “stand for life” will take place in South Bethany along Route 1 at S. 9th Street from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 1. Individuals will be standing in prayer for the nation to end legal abortion. Signs will be provided. Parking is on S. 9th Street. For more information, call Carolyn at (302) 539-8775.

 

Oct. 3

Meet your iPad/iPhone — South Coastal Library will have a basic class on your iPad or iPhone with computer expert Tom Kinsella from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. The event is free, with preregistration required. For more information, call 539-5231.

 

Oct. 4

LBWC Fashion Show & Luncheon — The Lord Baltimore Women’s Club Fashion Show & Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 11 a.m., and will feature fall fashions, door prizes, raffles and a ticket auction. The event is the group’s primary fundraiser to benefit its Scholarship & Education Fund and will be held at the Baywood Greens Country Club. The cost is $35 per person, and the food choices for the luncheon are chicken salad croissant or fish tacos. Those wishing to attend should send guest names, food choices and a self-addressed envelope, with checks made payable to LBWC to LBWC, P.O. Box 409, Ocean View, DE 19970. For more information, email lordbaltimorewc@gmail.com.

 

Oct. 5

Immigration forum — Información en inmigración de La Esperanza will be held at the Selbyville Public Library on Oct. 5 at 6 p.m., offering a forum on immigration with La Esperanza. Representatives of the organization will be at the library to answer questions and share information on immigration matters. All questions are welcome. (La Esperanza estará aquí para contestar preguntas y compartir información sobre asuntos de inmigración. Todas las preguntas son bienvenidas.)

Flu Shots — Rite Aid will provide flu shots at Selbyville Public Library on Oct. 5 from 2 to 6 p.m. Flu Shots will be covered by most insurances or cost $27 for those who do not have insurance.

PAWS for Reading for Kids — South Coastal Library will host an event for kids to improve their literacy skills by reading to a gentle, affectionate dog with PAWS for Reading. This is for ages 3 and up, and is free, with preregistration required. For more information, call 539-5231.

 

Oct. 5-8

Open a business/Abrir un negocio — Bethany Beach Ocean Suites will host a Plein Air outdoor painting event and competition on Oct. 5-8. Artist applications are due by Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. Artists much be 18 or older, and there is a limit of 60 artists, first-come, first-served. The registration fee is $40 for the plein air event and quick-draw, or $15 for the quick-draw only. Artists will receive 75 percent of every sale, with the exhibit, awards and paint sale on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, contact Allyson Knight at (302) 539-3200, ext. 405, or aknight@bboceansuites.com.

 

Oct.6

AARP refresher course — The Indian River Senior Center will host an AARP refresher course on Friday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $15 for members or $20 for non-members. Participants should sign up and pay on the day of course. The IRSC is located behind the Wawa on Route 113, at 214 Irons Avenue, Millsboro, and can be reached by calling (302) 934-8839.

Big Band Dinner & USO Show — The Wings & Wheels Dinner & Show has been a consistent sell-out over the years at Delaware Coastal Airport in Georgetown. The 1940s-themed night includes full-course dinner with light beverages. Guests may bring their own wine. Entertainment by Smooth Sound big band, Ken Huff and Mr Goodwood, Ms. Delaware Chelsea Bruce and The Delmarvelous Dolls. Photo ops with B25 Bomber, Panchito and other military vehicles. Tickets are $50 online at www.wings-wheels.com or Georgetown Chamber of Commerce at (302) 856-1544.

 

Oct. 7

St. George’s Autumn Market — St. George’s United Methodist Women will hold their annual Autumn Market at the church on the corner of Omar Road and Route 26 on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring homemade soups, chicken salad and baked goods. Craft vendors interested in participating are being asked to call Diane Bailey at (302) 537-6457 or email sandytoz64@hotmail.com for more information. Proceeds from the event will go to support those in need locally and throughout Sussex County.

IRHS Class of 1987 reunion — The Indian River High School Class of 1987 will celebrate their 30th reunion on Oct. 7 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Grotto's Pizza, 2nd floor, Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach. The $10 cover charge includes all-you-can-eat pizza and soda, and there will be a cash bar. The group is also being invited to meet at the Oct. 13 Homecoming football game. For details, contact deviellant@gmail.com.

Coastal Towns Historic Homes Tour — The Ocean View Historical Society (OVHS) will sponsor a guided tour of 10 historic houses in Ocean View on Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Coastal Towns Historic Homes Tour costs $20 for OVHS members or $30 for non-members. Limited tickets are on sale at the Ellen Rice Gallery and Made by Hand and online at www.ovhistoricalsociety.org.

SoDel Fest — SoDel Fest, a wine, food and music festival to benefit local charities, will take place Oct. 7, from noon to 4 p.m., at the Independence clubhouse near Millsboro, offering food from area restaurants, wines, craft beers and cocktails, cooking demonstrations, blind tastings, live music, and more. The VIP Private Reserve Experience ($249) offers a five-course seated dinner hosted by a Master Sommelier at Baywood Greens on Friday, Oct. 6, and full-day access to an exclusive lounge seating area during the event. Tickets to the festival cost $75 pre-sale. The Learning Experience costs an additional $35 per person and includes early admission to the festival, with a chance to taste with a Master Sommelier. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.sodelfest.com or contact Stacy LaMotta at stacy@sodelfest.com.

Indoor Yard and Craft Sale — The Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will host an indoor yard and craft sale on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the fire hall at 30 N. Main St., Selbyville. For table rental information, call Nicole at (850) 324-5008.

Craft Fair/Flea Market — East Sussex Moose Lodge in Frankford is hosting a craft fair and flea market from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. For table information, call Dawn Hudson at (302) 510-5625.

Penny Party — The Boys & Girls Club of Delaware Dagsboro Club is holding a Penny Party. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the games start at 6 p.m. The event supports the Christmas Store, which allows the club’s children to shop for gifts for their families using points they earn.

Wings & Wheels — The annual Wings & Wheels festival returns Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Delaware Coastal Airport in Georgetown. Event includes free admission to plane displays, car show, WWII re-enactors, great food, entertainment, Naval Academy Parachute Jumps, craft vendors and much more. Parking costs $5/vehicle at Sussex Academy with extra parking at the Sterling Square Shopping Center. Shuttles will be running from 9 a.m. on a constant loop to the airport and back. There is no parking on site. Details at www.wings-wheels.com.

 

Oct. 8

Senior Center Anniversary Celebration — The Indian River Senior Center will host its 48th Anniversary Celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at noon, featuring a catered lunch, special music and live entertainment by Bob Loughee. The cost is $10 for members or $12 for non-members. The event is open to the public. The IRSC is located behind the Wawa on Route 113, at 214 Irons Avenue, Millsboro, and can be reached by calling (302) 934-8839.

 

Oct. 9

Dance Workshop — Professional dance instructor John Brillantes is teaching swing, cha-cha and rumba dancing at South Coastal Library from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The first half of each class will be for beginners, and the second half will focus on intermediate steps. Wear leather-soled shoes to this free event. For more information, call 539-5231.

Understanding Medicare — Insurance specialist Giovanni Catera will explain Medicare Parts A, B and D, Medicare Advantage and Medigap at South Coastal Library from 2 to 3 p.m. This is a free event. For more information, call 539-5231.

 

Oct. 10

Computer Basics — South Coastal Library will host a class teaching the basics of using a personal computer (Windows 7) from 2:30 to 4 p.m. This is a free class, and preregistration is required. For more information, call 539-5231.

 

Oct. 11

Fall Fashion Show — The Indian River Senior Center will host a Fall Fashion Show on Wednesday, Oct. 11, featuring a catered lunch and fashions shown on live models provided by Bonworth Clothing. The cost is $10 for members or $12 for non-member. The IRSC is located behind the Wawa on Route 113, at 214 Irons Avenue, Millsboro, and can be reached by calling (302) 934-8839.

Book Discussion — Theo Loppatto and Julia Peterson will facilitate a lively discussion of Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” at South Coastal Library from 2 to 3:15 p.m. This discussion is free. For more information, call 539-5231.

 

Oct. 12

Improve in the Garden — First State Community Loan on Oct. 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Frankford Public Library will present the Hispanic Business Development Program's free workshops on how to open a business in Delaware, presented in Spanish. El Programa de Desarrollo Empresarial Hispano de Delaware de First State Community Loan Fund le invita a sus talleres gratuitos con informacion sobre los pasos a seguir para abrir un negocio en Delaware.

Online Tutorials — A facilitator will be at South Coastal Library from 10:30 a.m. to noon to help people sign up for online classes on a wide array of subjects. Space is limited, so preregistration is required. For more information, call 539-5231.

 

Oct. 14

Improve in the Garden — Good Earth Market & Organic Farm will host its first-ever “Improv in the Garden” on Oct. 14, 2017. Delaware Comedy Theatre members will host a night of laughs, drinks and food (mature audiences only) from 7 to 9 p.m., with a cash bar outside, as well as a dinner menu available to guests. (The purchase of a ticket does not include food or drink.) Tickets are available for purchase at Good Earth Market in Clarksville. Pre-sale tickets will cost $5, and tickets purchased at the door will cost $7.

Paws Got Your 6 veterans event — Grass Roots Rescue and American Legion Post 28 in Millsboro will host Paws Got Your 6 on Oct. 14 from 1 to 6 p.m., to show support for veterans and active-duty military, and to raise awareness about PTSD and the benefits of animals for those with PTSD. Half of the funds raised will go toward training a service dog for a veteran with PTSD. The all-ages event will feature four life bands, two food trucks, a number of non-profit organizations and vendors of pet and other items, including Scentsy, 31, Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef and LuLaRoe.

Fundraiser/Bake Sale — The Plantation Lakes Fundraiser and Bake Sale will be held at the Plantation Lakes Community Center from 8 a.m. to noon. The cost is $5 per individual, or $10 per family. There will be a walk, bake sale, coffee, raffles and breast cancer merchandise for sale, and proceeds benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. For more information, contact mattison@legumnorman.com or call (302) 934-5200.

 

Oct. 15

Truck R Treat Costume Party — The Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department will host its 10th Annual Truck R Treat costume party on Oct. 15 at 1 p.m., rain or shine. Children will get free treats, hotdogs and refreshments. The costume contest is for children from infant to age 12, with prizes to be awarded in Most Original, Scariest, Cutest, Group and Family Group. Children must be registered by 2 p.m., and judging will take place at 2:30 p.m.

Harvest Day — Prince George’s Chapel will host a Harvest Day celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Friends of Prince George’s Chapel at 3 p.m. Expressions of Joy Harp Ensemble with Joy Slavens will perform. There is no admission fee, and donations will benefit the upkeep of the historic chapel. For more information, call Vickie at (302) 732-3824 or Jo Ann at (302) 732-6340.

 

Oct. 20-21

Bewitching Weekend — Bethany Beach Ocean Suites will host its Bewitching Weekend starting Oct. 20, featuring a movie screening at its indoor saltwater pool at 7 p.m. on Oct. 20; and a costume contest parade, carnival with prizes, trick-or-treating with staff and a special magic show for all ages on Oct. 21, starting at noon. For more information, visit http://bbosevents.com.

 

Oct. 22

Evening Concert — Bethel United Methodist Church will host local legend Charles Paparella at its Sunday Evening Concert at 6 p.m. A love offering will be taken, and refreshments will follow at Bethel Center. This is sponsored by The Circle of Friends and Pastor Susan Sliker. For more information, call (302) 732-6805.

 

Oct. 23

Casino and ‘Delmarva Life’ trip — The Indian River Senior Center will host a bust trip to the “Delmarva Life” show and Ocean Downs Casino on Oct. 23, leaving the center at 8 a.m. and returning around 5 p.m. The cost is $30 per person, which includes $25 in free slots play. Seats are limited. Call Fran Harrison for details at (302) 947-2773. The IRSC is located behind the Wawa on Route 113, at 214 Irons Avenue, Millsboro, and can be reached by calling (302) 934-8839.