Calendar


June 20

Coast Guard Auxiliary to meet — U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-01 will meet Thursday, June 20, at 7 p.m. in South Bethany Town Hall. Anyone 17 or older is welcome to attend and learn about the Auxiliary.   For more information, call (302) 537-7845.

Space movie showing — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on June 20 and 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. will host a space movie, featuring with a different movie every Thursday evening in June. The showing is free, including popcorn. Contact the library or visit the website for the PG and PG-13 movie titles. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

 

June 21

Contra Dance, beginner workshop — The Lower Delaware Dance Society (LDDS), a traditional dance group based in Ocean View, will host its third Contra Dance on Friday, June 21, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Metropolitan Community Church, 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. “Strings on Wings” will provide live music, and caller Greg Frock will lead dancers through the steps.

Family Fun Night — The Life Kid’s Ministry of Peninsula Community Church, 28574 Cypress Road, Selbyville, on June 21 will host Family Fun Night at 6 p.m., featuring games and activities for kids and adults, and ice cream with some very special toppings. Those planning to attend are being asked to sign up in the church foyer or online at pccministry.org, for planning purposes.

‘Armchair Traveling with Rick Steves’ — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on June 21 at 1 p.m. will host “Armchair Traveling with Rick Steves,” offering attendees the chance to explore Italy and Milan without leaving the library. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-3951.

 

 

June 21-23

Kids Catch-All fishing tourney — The Indian River Marina will host the 5th annual “Kids Catch-All” fishing tournament Friday, June 21, through Sunday, June 23, for children ages 3-18. Kids can fish from the beach, at jetties, or by private or charter boat, in the ocean, in inland waterways or via deep-sea fishing. Adults are allowed to assist youngsters reeling in their catch. Registration costs $25 per child or $150 per boat with up to six participants, including event T-shirt and all-you-can-eat dinners both evenings for kids entered in the tournament. Other family members can pay $10. Onsite registration will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. both days. Online registration is available at www.kidscatchall.com. All children must be registered either online by 8 p.m. Friday or in-person by 8 a.m. Saturday to participate. More information about the fishing tournament or how to become a sponsor is available by calling Lyme Disease Association of Delmarva at (410) 749-LYME or (410) 726-4573, and or the Indian River Marina at (302) 227-3071.

 

June 22

Vessel Safety Checks — The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will be hosting Vessel Safety Checks at Vines Creek Marina from 9 a.m. to noon. There is no charge, and satisfactory completion results in a Vessel Safety Check decal. For more information, call (610) 805-9516.

MUMC Women’s Group Bake Sale — The Millville United Methodist Women’s Group will host their annual Bake Sale in the Wesley Hall next to Millville UMC at 36405 Club House Road on Saturday, June 22, at 8 a.m., featuring homemade cakes, pies, cookies and sweet treats. Rada Cutlery will also be for sale. All proceeds go to the Wesley Hall Mortgage Reduction fund.

Kennel club classes begin — The Mispillion Kennel Club recently moved its meetings to the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and introduced its new training facilities. Fran Esposito has taken over classes, and new classes will be starting in June 22. Fran can be reached by phone at (302) 228-8598 or at www.mispillionkc.org.

Multiple myeloma group to meet — The Delaware Multiple Myeloma Information & Networking Group will meet Saturday, June 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Lavender Fields at Warrington Manor, 18864 Cool Spring Road, Milton (in the big blue house to the left of the driveway). This month’s meeting will focus on patients and caregivers separately, with breakout sessions to discuss living with myeloma from both points of view. Visit www.dover.myeloma.org for more information.

Coastal Towns Village open — The historic Coastal Towns Village in Ocean View will be open to the public each Wednesday between Memorial Day and Labor Day (May 29 through Aug. 28) from 1 to 3 p.m., as well as from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays, June 22 and June 27, and. Aug. 24. The Village includes the Civil War-era Tunnell-West House, a two-seater outhouse, the 1889 first Ocean View Post Office and Cecile Steele’s first chicken house, as well as the Coastal Towns Museum and Hall’s Store Visitor’s Center, both in development.

Info for manufactured-housing owners — DMHOA will host a free Homeowners Training Seminar for all homeowners who live in manufactured housing on leased land, including information on the rights of homeowners, agencies that support homeowners, Title 25—Chapter 70 (the landlord tenant code), the ins and outs of arbitration and other legislative information. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Angola Beach & Estates Clubhouse, 22971 Suburban Blvd, Lewes. People should register online at www.dmhoa.org or call DMHOA at (302) 945-2122 to reserve a seat.

Cancer survivor, caregiver walk — Beebe Healthcare and the Robert & Eolyne Tunnell Cancer Center will celebrate cancer survivors and their caregivers with a one-mile walk on Saturday, June 22, in Rehoboth Beach. This year includes a special guest, Eastern Shore native and “American Idol” alum Jimmy Charles, who will attend the walk and perform. Charles will host an after-party at Hammerheads Dockside. For the walk, participants will gather at All Saints’ Church on Olive Avenue. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the church, and the walk steps off promptly at 8 a.m. T-shirts will be given to survivors. Register online at https://miraclemile2019.eventbrite.com or call Tunnell Cancer Center at (302) 645-3100, ext. 2718. Everyone is invited to return afterward for fellowship and a complimentary hot breakfast.

Harmony UMC Family Fun Day — Harmony United Methodist Church, located at 27270 John J. Williams Highway (Route 24) near Millsboro, is celebrating Family Month during June. On Saturday, June 22, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Harmony's First Annual Family Fun Day will feature games (board games, cornhole, ring toss, hula-hoop contests, horseshoes competition for adults, duck matching games, etc.), arts and crafts for all ages, make-and-take jewelry, and face-painting. Platters of barbecued chicken, baked beans and potato chips, hot dogs and hamburgers will be on sale from noon to 5 p.m.   Fun Day is free, and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

‘Interstellar’ at Frankford library — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Saturday, June 22, will host a showing of “Interstellar” (rated PG for some intense perilous action and brief strong language). For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-3951.

 

June 22-23

Repticon exotic animal expo — Repticon will host its reptile and exotic animal expo in Salisbury, Md., this weekend at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, with a mixture of vendors, breeders and educators regarding reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, spiders and small exotic animals, as well as merchandise, cages, supplies and feeders. Many of the vendors allow live interactions with the pets during visits to their booths. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 23. At the door, tickets cost $10 for adults or $5 for children 5-12, and children younger than 5 are admitted free of charge. VIP and advance tickets may be purchased from the event website at https://repticon.com/maryland/salisbury/.

 

 

June 23

Gospel concert with Homeland Singers — The Fourth Sunday Gospel Concert will take place at Bethel United Methodist Church, 28311 Clayton St. in Dagsboro, on Sunday, June 23, at 6 p.m., featuring the Homeland Singers Gospel Band. All are welcome. Refreshments will follow in the Bethel Center. The series is sponsored by the Circle of Friends and the Rev. Dr. K.C. Lee. For information, call (302) 732-6565.

Fort Miles Museum open for tours — The Fort Miles Museum at Cape Henlopen State Park will be open on Sunday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Fort Miles Historical Association will conduct guided tours of the Fort Miles artillery park and museum at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., at a cost of $5 per person, with children 7 or younger taking the tour for free. Same-day registration will be available in the Fort Miles Orientation Building or the museum gift shop. Pre-register by email to tours@fortmilesha.org or go to www.fortmilesha.org.

 

June 24

Blood donations, no appointment — The Delmarva Blood Mobile will be taking blood donations at the Indian River Senior Center in Millsboro on Monday, June 24, from 1 to 6 p.m., with no appointment necessary. For more information, call (302) 934-8839.

Bus trip to Museum of the Bible — CHEER will host a bus trip to the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., on Monday, June 24. The price of the trip is $45 per person, which includes round trip bus transportation and admission to the museum. Lunch is available at Milk & Honey Café or Manna, located in the museum. The bus leaves the CHEER Community Center at 20520 Sand Hill Road, east of Georgetown, at 8 a.m. and returns to Georgetown around 6 p.m. To make a reservation, contact Robin Greene at rgreene@cheerde.com or call (302) 515-3063. All reservations are first-come, first-served.

Manufactured-housing group to meet — DMHOA will hold its monthly general membership meeting at Angola Beach & Estates Clubhouse, 22971 Suburban Blvd, Lewes, at 6:30 p.m. on June 24. A representative from the Department of Health & Social Services for Aging & Disabilities will be the guest speaker.  Admission is free and open to anyone living in manufactured housing on leased land. For more information, visit dmhoa.org or call (302) 945-2122.

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

Storytime with Sherman the Shorebird — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Monday, June 24, at 2 p.m. will host Storytime with Sherman the Shorebird, as Sherman from the Delmarva Shorebirds present a story at the Frankford fire hall. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-3951.

‘Harry Potter’ Teen Movie Matinee — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Monday, June 24, at 3:30 p.m. will host its Teen Movie Matinee, featuring a showing of “Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets” (rated PG for scary moments, some creature violence and mild language). For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-3951.

Kids’ jewelry craft — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on June 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. will host a jewelry craft for kids ages 10-14, as artisan Ria Carraro guides them through making their own beaded jewelry. All materials will be provided free of charge. Preregistration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

‘What’s Up at NASA Wallops?’ — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on June 24 from 3 to 4 p.m. will host “What’s Up at NASA Wallops?” as attendees get the chance to learn about NASA Wallops’ presence on the Eastern Shore and ongoing space missions. The event is free, but pre-registration is preferred. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

 

June 24-28

Harmony UMC Vacation Bible School — Harmony United Methodist Church, located at 27270 John J. Williams Highway (Route 24) near Millsboro, is celebrating Family Month during June. Vacation Bible School will be offered June 24-28, 5-8 p.m. each evening. Free dinner will be served. VBS is free and open to all adults and children of all ages. Registration will be accepted on Movie Night on June 14 and at Fun Day on June 22. For further information, call (302) 945-7157 or (302) 947-4081 or visit the church's website at www.harmonyunitedmethodistchurch.org.

 

June 25

Mark Lentz to perform live — The free Summer Concert Series is returning to Holts Landing State Park on Tuesday nights. Mark Lentz will perform Tuesday, June 25, at 6:30 p.m. Park entry fees are in effect. The address is 27046 Holts Landing Road, Dagsboro. For details, call (302) 227-6991 or visit https://destateparks.com/Programs.

Medication safety presentation — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Tuesday, June 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. will host Medication Safety for the Elderly & Adults, as pharmacist Karan Bealla discusses safety when taking prescription and over-the-counter medications. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-3951.

Frankford library Teen Advisory Group — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Tuesday, June 25, from 5 to 6 p.m. will host its Teen Advisory Group (TAG). 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.

Reptile Wonders program for families — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on June 25 from 2 to 2:45 p.m. will host Reptile Wonders, as families get the chance to learn about a variety of reptiles, such as bearded dragons, snakes and water turtles in a free, family-friendly program. (Parents must accompany their child.) No registration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Lego Club movie showing — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on June 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. will host a Lego Club movie showing, featuring a free PG-rated movie and popcorn. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

 

June 26

Coastal Towns Village open — The historic Coastal Towns Village in Ocean View will be open to the public each Wednesday between Memorial Day and Labor Day (May 29 through Aug. 28) from 1 to 3 p.m., as well as during Ocean View’s Concerts in the Park at 6:30 p.m. on Fridays, May 24 and 31, which also feature food trucks. The Village includes the Civil War-era Tunnell-West House, a two-seater outhouse, the 1889 first Ocean View Post Office and Cecile Steele’s first chicken house, as well as the Coastal Towns Museum and Hall’s Store Visitor’s Center, both in development.

Lego Open Play at the Frankford library — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Wednesday, June 26, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. will host Lego Open Play, breaking out the Legos for an opportunity to build, explore and play creatively. No registration is required. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-3951.

Coloring Club for adults — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on June 26 will host its Coloring Club, offering the chance for those 18 or older 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.

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 June 26 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Attendees should bring their fully-charged Apple device and Apple ID/password with them. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

 

June 27

Coastal Towns Village open — The historic Coastal Towns Village in Ocean View will be open to the public each Wednesday between Memorial Day and Labor Day (May 29 through Aug. 28) from 1 to 3 p.m., as well as from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays, June 27 and. Aug. 24. The Village includes the Civil War-era Tunnell-West House, a two-seater outhouse, the 1889 first Ocean View Post Office and Cecile Steele’s first chicken house, as well as the Coastal Towns Museum and Hall’s Store Visitor’s Center, both in development.

Tech Thursday for teens — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Thursday, June 27, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. will host Tech Thursday, inviting teens to come work on a Teen Video Challenge for the Summer Reading Program. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-3951.

Summer Space Fun at the library — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Thursday, June 27, and extending in to July, from 1 to 3 p.m. will host Summer Space Fun, as Ms. Vera Grimes offers hands-on educational programming and space education using STEM, language arts and art. Pre-registration is required. Call (302) 732-3951 to register.

Space movie showing — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on June 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. will host a space movie, featuring with a different movie every Thursday evening in June. The showing is free, including popcorn. Contact the library or visit the website for the PG and PG-13 movie titles. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

PAWS for Reading in Bethany — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on June 27 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. will host PAWS for Reading, as kids 5 or older read to trained literacy dogs for 10 minutes to enhance the children’s emjoyment of reading. Children may bring their own book. In-person preregistration is limited and required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

International students picnic — All international students are welcome to attend a free picnic on Thursday, June 27, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Parish Hall of St Martha’s Episcopal Church at 117 Maplewood Street, Bethany Beach. Hosted by St Martha’s with support from businesses, organizations and individual citizens, the picnic provides students a chance to meet other students and local residents, enjoy free U.S.-style food, get free Bethany T-shirts and free U.S. magazines, get free SUP lessons, and also to be invited to local American homes for meals.

Shipwreck rescue reenactment — The staff of Delaware Seashore State Park will be reenacting a 19th-century shipwreck rescue drill at the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum on Thursday, June 27, at 5:30 p.m. The reenactment will begin with the firing of a Lyle gun — a small cannon that fires a line out to the mock ship mast known as the “wreck pole,” nearly 20 feet in the air, and several staff will be “saved” and brought safely down to the ground. The reenactment will take place at 5:30 p.m. on June 27, and again on July 18, Aug. 1 and Aug. 15. The cost for the program (including museum tour) is $6.50 for adults, $4 for youth (ages 6-12), $5 for seniors (62 or older) and free for children (5 or younger). Pre-registration is not necessary. For more information, visit destateparks.com or call (302) 227-6991.

 

June 28

League of Women Voters lunch — On Friday, June 28, the League of Women Voters of Sussex County will host their Fun Lunch at noon at Irish Eyes Pub & Restaurant, 105 Union St, Milton. Guests are welcome. Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/lwvsc-june-fun-lunch-tickets-63006542264 or go to www.sussexlwv.org for more information.

‘Much Ado About Nothing’ showing — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Friday, June 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. will host Watch the Book,” featuring a showing of “Much Ado About Nothing” (rated PG-13 for momentary sensuality). For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-3951.

‘Astronomy for Everyone’ — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on June 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. will host “Astronomy for Everyone,” as astronomer Kevin Manning makes an “out-of-this-world” presentation on the size and scale of the universe, and offers an opportunity to view sunspots through his solar-filtered telescope (weather dependent). The presentation is designed for those 8 or older. Preregistration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

N.Y. Steak Dinner at American Legion — American Legion Post 24 will host a N.Y. Steak Dinner on Friday, June 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. or until sold out, at the post at 28181 Nine Foot Road, Dagsboro, on the corner of Routes 113 and 26. The dinner will feature the options of a N.Y. steak with a choice of crabcake, shrimp, haddock or flounder, served with baked or mashed potatoes, a veggie, roll and dessert, for $20; or a N.Y. steak, baked or mashed potato, veggie, roll and dessert for $16. For more information, call (302) 732-3120.

 

June 29

Basic Boating Course at Bayview Estates — The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will host a Basic Boating Course at Bayview Estates on June 29 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.

American Legion chicken barbecue — American Legion Post 24, located at 28181 Nine Foot Road in Dagsboro, will offer barbecued chicken meals on June 29, from 10 a.m. until sold out. The meal includes half of a barbecued chicken, baked beans, roll and pickle, for $8. For more information, including date changes due to weather, call Billy Hitchens at (302) 542-7244.

Women’s empowerment program — The National Coalition of 100 Black Women’s Delaware Chapter is inviting all Delaware women to learn more about a new leadership development and women’s empowerment program for women 18 or older. The Mary Anne Shadd Cary & Margaret Rose Henry Civic Engagement Program aims to increase civic engagement. Women can improve awareness and access to training, leadership development and participation in local, state and federal governing bodies. Learn more at the Sussex County information session on Saturday, June 29, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at First State Community Action Agency, 308 N. Railroad Avenue, Georgetown. While there is an emphasis on the engagement of black women, all interested women are being encouraged to enroll. Details and registration are online at www.ncbwde.org/events.html.

‘Solar System in the Library’ — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Saturday, June 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. will host “There’s a Solar System in the Library,” offering families the chance to travel “from planet to planet” (room to room), learning facts about the planets in the solar system. Then they will present the most interesting fact they found. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-3951.

Lego Club in Bethany — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on June 29 from 1 to 2 p.m. will host Lego Club, with a unique theme each session and Legos provided. The free event is designed for kids ages 7 to 11. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Get in the game — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on June 29 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. will host an evening of board games, Wii, snacks and music. The free event is open to people of all ages. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

MUMC yard sale — Millville United Methodist Church will host a yard sale on June 29 from 7:15 to 11:15 a.m., at the intersection of Route 26 and Clubhouse Road, across from Millville Town Hall.

South Bethany Boat Parade — The annual South Bethany POA Boat Parade will return to South Bethany canals on Saturday, June 29. The theme is “Magellan and world exploration.” Bystanders can watch from the shore across town. The parade starts at 5 p.m., with lineup in Jefferson Creek at 4:45 p.m. Participation is free. Boat owners must email sbcanalers@gmail.com with their name, South Bethany address, phone number, boat length and whether it is a pontoon boat, mono-hull or catamaran. More information will be provided by email.

 

June 30

Fort Miles Museum open for tours — The Fort Miles Museum at Cape Henlopen State Park will be open on Sunday, June 30, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Fort Miles Historical Association will conduct guided tours of the Fort Miles artillery park and museum at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., at a cost of $5 per person, with children 7 or younger taking the tour for free. Same-day registration will be available in the Fort Miles Orientation Building or the museum gift shop. Pre-register by email to tours@fortmilesha.org or go to www.fortmilesha.org.

South Bethany 50th Anniversary — The Town of South Bethany will host its 50-Year Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, June 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Town Hall, rain or shine. The family-friendly event includes food vendors, live music, face-painting, a giant claw machine with toys, door prizes, cornhole tournament, informational booths and fitness demonstration.

Bethany Beach Firecracker 5K — The annual Bethany Beach Firecracker 5K run/walk returns on Sunday, June 30. The chip-timed race through downtown Bethany includes a post-race party on the boardwalk, T-shirts for all participants and awards for age groups, masters and overall. Cost and details are online at www.bethanybeach5k.com.

 

July 2

Zach Coffman to perform live — The free Summer Concert Series is returning to Holts Landing State Park on Tuesday nights. Zach Coffman will perform Tuesday, July 2, at 6:30 p.m. Park entry fees are in effect. The address is 27046 Holts Landing Road, Dagsboro. For details, call (302) 227-6991 or visit https://destateparks.com/Programs.

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

 

July 3

Coastal Towns Village open — The historic Coastal Towns Village in Ocean View will be open to the public each Wednesday between Memorial Day and Labor Day (May 29 through Aug. 28) from 1 to 3 p.m., as well as during Ocean View’s Concerts in the Park at 6:30 p.m. on Fridays, May 24 and 31, which also feature food trucks. The Village includes the Civil War-era Tunnell-West House, a two-seater outhouse, the 1889 first Ocean View Post Office and Cecile Steele’s first chicken house, as well as the Coastal Towns Museum and Hall’s Store Visitor’s Center, both in development.

 

July 4

Bethany Beach Fourth of July Parade — The Bethany Beach Fourth of July Parade will celebrate its 35-year anniversary on Thursday, July 4, at noon, through downtown Bethany. Anyone wishing to enter a float can get creative with the theme by noting a 35-year milestone in their life, and businesses, community organizations and families can compete for a variety of prizes. Guidelines can be found on the Town’s site under Activities, Fourth of July. There is no pre-registration. Floats are entered the day of the parade from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the registration desks at Route 1 and Central Avenue. Bikers may pick up their decorating kits at the table located on the Christian Church grounds. (Bike decorating kits will be distributed while supplies last. Bikers and walkers will not be judged.) In addition to the floats, bikes and a procession of VIPs, there will be a combination of marching bands and bands on trucks. George Cole will be the grand marshal. Parade marshals are needed. To volunteer, contact Bruce Frye at (302) 537-5072. The award ceremony will take place on the bandstand at 7:15 p.m. Judging will take place before the parade begins. There is no rain date.

Bethany Fourth of July entertainment — Jimi Smooth & the Hit Time Review will provide the evening entertainment in Bethany Beach on Thursday, July 4, performing on the bandstand at 7:30 p.m., before the fireworks, which will begin around dusk.

 

July 6

St. Martha’s used-book, bake sale — St. Martha’s Episcopal Church will hold the next of this year’s used-book and bake sales on Saturday, July 6, at the church on Maplewood Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in Bethany Beach, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The sale features used hardbound and paperback books in good condition, children’s books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles and games, as well as baked and snack goodies. All summer long, donations for the book sale can be placed in the bin on the church porch Wednesday through Friday between 9 a.m. and noon. Proceeds from the sales benefit St. Martha’s outreach programs. Those wishing more information about the sales or donations may call (302) 539-7444.

Patriotic Community Singalong — A Patriotic Community Singalong with Barb will be held on July 6 at 6 p.m. at Millville United Methodist Church, at the corner of Route 26 and Clubhouse Road. Everyone is invited to come and join in the annual event, while will feature singing, prizes, refreshments and fellowship.

 

July 8-12

To Mars & Beyond Vacation Bible School — Long Neck United Methodist Church will host the To Mars & Beyond Vacation Bible School for kids ages 3 to 12 on July 8-12, with dinner at 5:30 p.m., “blast off” at 6:15 p.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m. each night. The space adventure includes exciting new music, creative crafts, fun recreation and Bible stories. Online registration is available at www.cokesburyvbs.com/LNUMC, or pick up a registration form in the church hospitality room.

 

July 9

Twice Removed to perform live — The free Summer Concert Series is returning to Holts Landing State Park on Tuesday nights. Twice Removed will perform Tuesday, July 9, at 6:30 p.m. Park entry fees are in effect. The address is 27046 Holts Landing Road, Dagsboro. For details, call (302) 227-6991 or visit https://destateparks.com/Programs.

Redware Clay Pie Plate workshop — Guest potter Andrew Loercher will teach a Redware Clay Pie Plate workshop on Tuesday, July 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Rehoboth Art League. Participants will become familiar with the different facets of redware by creating a pie plate of their own design. Students will learn the slats technique, as well as glazing and firing processes. Participants must be 15 or older. The cost is $65 for members and non-members. To register, go to www.rehobothartleague.org or call (302) 227-8408, ext. 112.

Coast Guard Auxiliary to meet — Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-09 will meet on July 9 at 7 p.m. at Coast Guard Station Indian River. There is no meeting cost for the volunteer group. For more information, call either Flotilla Commander Roy Zimmerman at (910) 237-4391 or Vice-Commander Lewis McCullough at (610) 256-4152.

 

July 9-10

RAL Cottage Tour — The Rehoboth Art League will hold its 70th Annual Cottage Tour on July 9 and July 10 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., featuring seven homes on the self-paced tour (appropriate for those 13 or older). Tickets cost $35 per person. Tickets are available on the RAL website at rehobothartleague.org or by calling (302) 227-8408. The booklets are will be available after June 20 and can be picked up at the Henlopen Acres campus, 12 Dodds Lane. (Tickets purchased on the RAL website and by phone must be picked up at RAL.) Tickets will be available after June 20 in Fenwick at Carolina Street and in Bethany Beach at Sea Needles. Free parking will be available at the Rehoboth Beach Plaza/Bay Market parking lot, with shuttle service starting at 9:45 a.m.

 

July 10

Coastal Towns Village open — The historic Coastal Towns Village in Ocean View will be open to the public each Wednesday between Memorial Day and Labor Day (May 29 through Aug. 28) from 1 to 3 p.m., as well as during Ocean View’s Concerts in the Park at 6:30 p.m. on Fridays, May 24 and 31, which also feature food trucks. The Village includes the Civil War-era Tunnell-West House, a two-seater outhouse, the 1889 first Ocean View Post Office and Cecile Steele’s first chicken house, as well as the Coastal Towns Museum and Hall’s Store Visitor’s Center, both in development.

 

July 11

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ on the beach — South Bethany will host a free film showing on Thursday, July 11, at 8:15 p.m., of “Mary Poppins Returns.” The public can bring blankets, flashlights and snacks to the S. 3rd Street beach. Most parking is free at this time, but attendees should check to make sure they are parked legally, with any permits needed at a given time and place clearly displayed.

 

July 13

Basic Boating Course in Ocean View — The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will host a Basic Boating Course at Ocean View Town Hall, 6 Oakwood Ave., Ocean View, on July 13 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.

Delmarva Chorus fundraiser in OP — The Delmarva Chorus, a chapter of the Sweet Adelines International, is hosting their annual fundraising event on July 13 at 7 p.m. at the Ocean Pines (Md.) Community Center. The Chorus, under the direction of Carol Ludwig, has been performing barbershop singing entertainment for many years. For a donation is $10, there will be free coffee, homemade baked goods, a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and more. For information, call Carol at (410) 641-6876.

Roxana Zion UMC Yard & Bake Sale — Roxana Zion United Methodist Church will host a Yard & Bake Sale on Saturday, July 13, at 8 a.m., inside the social hall at 35914 Zion Church Road, Frankford. The sale will include offerings of homemade baked goodies; scrapple breakfast sandwiches on sale 8-10 a.m.; and hotdogs, chips and drinks for lunch, on sale at 11 a.m. For further information, call Delores at (302) 436-5936. The event is sponsored by the Mission Seekers of Roxana United Methodist Church to raise funds in support of their outreach programs to assist those in need within the community.

Ice Cream Social at Zoar UMC — Zoar UMC will host its annual Ice Cream Social on July 13 starting at 4 p.m. Homemade ice cream in 10 flavors will be sold by the dip or quart. Also available will be a selection of sandwiches — chicken salad, egg salad and pulled pork. For more information, contact Bonnie Hall at (302) 934-7221. Zoar is located at 24463 Gravel Hill Road, Millsboro, 7 miles north of Millsboro at the intersection of Gravel Hill Road and Zoar Road.

 

July 15-20

Millsboro library summer book sale — The Friends of the Millsboro Library will hold their summer book sale for an extended period this year, from July 15 to 20, at the Hut next to the library. Monday, July 15, will be Preview Night for members only, with memberships available for purchase at the door for $5 per person or $10 per family. The book sale will open to the public on Tuesday, July 16, and continue through Saturday, July 20, during regular library hours, Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The “Bag Sale” will be on Saturday, July 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Friends continue to accept the donations of gently-used books at the library during regular hours. The primary beneficiary of the book sale is the children’s summer reading program.

 

July 16

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

Milford Concert Band at Holts Landing — The free Summer Concert Series at Holts Landing State Park will feature the Milford Concert Band on Tuesday, July 16, at 6:30 p.m. Park entry fees are in effect. The address is 27046 Holts Landing Road, Dagsboro. For details, call (302) 227-6991 or visit https://destateparks.com/Programs.

 

July 17

Coastal Towns Village open — The historic Coastal Towns Village in Ocean View will be open to the public each Wednesday between Memorial Day and Labor Day (May 29 through Aug. 28) from 1 to 3 p.m., as well as during Ocean View’s Concerts in the Park at 6:30 p.m. on Fridays, May 24 and 31, which also feature food trucks. The Village includes the Civil War-era Tunnell-West House, a two-seater outhouse, the 1889 first Ocean View Post Office and Cecile Steele’s first chicken house, as well as the Coastal Towns Museum and Hall’s Store Visitor’s Center, both in development.

 

July 18

Believe in Tomorrow 5K — The Believe in Tomorrow 5K will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, at the Indian River Inlet. The family-friendly event features views of the beach and ocean as participants run or walk over the Indian River Inlet Bridge, with a post-race party featuring food by Big Chill Beach Club. Registration is available online at BelieveInTomorrow.org/5K.

 

July 20

Fried chicken dinners at RVFC — Fried chicken dinners return to the Roxana Volunteer Fire Company on Saturdays, July 20, Aug. 17 and Sept. 21. Dinner includes fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, homemade coleslaw, string beans, applesauce and rolls, and there will be a bake sale. Admission is from 4 to 7 p.m. The cost for dinner is $15 for adults, $7 for children younger than 10, or carryout for $15.

 

July 21

Crab Cake Platter Dinner — The Bishopville (Md.) Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will be holding a Crab Cake Platter Dinner at the Main Station from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 21. The cost is $12 for one crabcake on a roll, coleslaw, bag of chips and one beverage (water/soda). Preorders are recommended, as there are only 100 platters available. Call or text (619) 922-9950 to reserve dinners.

 

July 22

DMHOA to meet — The Delaware Manufactured Home Owners Association (DMHOA) will hold its monthly general membership meeting on July 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Angola Beach & Estates Clubhouse, 22971 Suburban Blvd., Lewes. Admission is free and open to anyone living in manufactured housing on leased land. For more information, visit dmhoa.org, check out the Facebook page under dmhoa4U or call (302) 945-2122.

 

July 24

Coastal Towns Village open — The historic Coastal Towns Village in Ocean View will be open to the public each Wednesday between Memorial Day and Labor Day (May 29 through Aug. 28) from 1 to 3 p.m., as well as during Ocean View’s Concerts in the Park at 6:30 p.m. on Fridays, May 24 and 31, which also feature food trucks. The Village includes the Civil War-era Tunnell-West House, a two-seater outhouse, the 1889 first Ocean View Post Office and Cecile Steele’s first chicken house, as well as the Coastal Towns Museum and Hall’s Store Visitor’s Center, both in development.

 

July 24-25

Cottage Tour volunteers needed — Volunteers are needed for the 28th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour benefitting the Friends of the South Coastal Library, on Wednesday and Thursday, July 24 and 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Primarily, hostesses are needed to greet tour patrons when they visit the 10 homes on this year’s tour. However, other jobs, such as parking helpers and ticket sellers, are available. Those who can give some of their time on either one or both of the days can send an email with their name and interest to volunteer@beachandbaycottagetour.com.

Beach & Bay Cottage Tour — The 28th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour will be held July 24-25 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., opening 10 local homes to visitors for a two-day self-paced tour. Tickets, priced at $35, may be purchased at the South Coastal Library or through the Cottage Tour’s website at www.beachandbaycottagetour.com. The Cottage Tour is sponsored by the Friends of the South Coastal Library, and proceeds directly benefit the library’s operations.