Calendar

Feb. 20

Democrats of the 41st District — The Democratic Committee for the 41st Representative District is inviting all Democrats who live in the 41st Representative District to their monthly meeting on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Country Kitchen restaurant, 11 S. Washington Street, Millsboro. (To determine if you are a member of the 41st RD, which includes Millsboro, Dagsboro, Frankford and parts of Georgetown and Selbyville, visit https://delaware.gov/topics/houseMap.shtml and enter your address. For more information, email Mary at eppa@mchsi.net or Diane at dianemunicounts@gmail.com. New members are welcome to dine with the group and share ideas.

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

‘African Americans & the Civil War’ — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Feb. 20 from 4 to 5 p.m. will host “African Americans & the Civil War,” as Kathy Trust speaks about African American participation in the Civil War, including Union soldiers. The event is free, and no pre-registration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Build Your Own Bristle Bot — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m. will host Build Your Own Bristle Bot. Class space is limited, and pre-registration is required. Children younger than 7 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-9351.

Mindfullness program, Part 5 — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Feb. 20 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. will host GEM: Experiences in Mindfulness, Part 5 of 5, the final segment in an interactive stress-management program. Sarah with the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension will offer information on mindfulness and how to integrate it. Participants are encouraged to attend all five sessions but are not required to do so. The event is free, but pre-registration is limited and required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Underground Railroad Journeys — Jim Duffy, founder of Secrets of the Eastern Shore and author of “Tubman Travel’s,” will present “Underground Railroad Journeys on Delmarva,” sharing true-life stories of figures from the Underground Railroad who made their journeys to freedom through the Delmarva Peninsula, on Feb. 20 at 5 p.m. at the Selbyville Public Library. The free program is for all ages.

 

Feb. 21

Game Night at Dagsboro Days — Dagsboro Days coffeehouse on Main Street in Dagsboro will host Game Night on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. At the family-friendly game night, attendees can bring their own games or see what they have at the shop. For more information, check out Dagsboro Days on Facebook.

African American history film — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Feb. 21 from 2 to 4:15 p.m. will host an African American history-focused movie, rated PG-13 (call the library for the film title). The event is free, including popcorn. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Gentle Yoga at the lilbrary  — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Feb. 21 from 9 to 10 a.m. will host Gentle Yoga, as RYS 200-certified yoga instructor Myrna Stock leads a one-hour gentle yoga class, including simple exercises that focus on developing balance and flexibility while coordinating movements with breathing. Participants should bring their own yoga mat or beach towel. The class is free, and no pre-registration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Friday Night Freeze — Middle-schoolers can put a freeze on the video games and the phones for a night of fun with friends. The Friday Night Freeze returns to the gymnasium at Ocean View Church of Christ from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 21, March 6 and March 20. Students grades 6 to 8 can enjoy a free night of pizza, music, sports and games, hosted by the church, the Ocean View Police Department and the Ball 4 All Foundation. For details, email ball4allfoundation@gmail.com. Registration is required for each night and can be done online at http://business.bethany-fenwick.org/events.

 

Feb. 22

Women’s Sufferage discussion — On Saturday, Feb. 22, the League of Women Voters of Sussex County will host a discussion of “The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote” by Elaine Weiss, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Lewes Public Library. Copies of the book are reserved at the Lewes library for anyone wishing to participate. To register go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-womens-hour-book-discussion-tickets-855... or go to sussexlwv.org for more information.

Chicken & Dumpling Dinner take-out — The Millville Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary will hold its Chicken & Dumpling Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 3 to 6 p.m. For take-out only, the dinner includes chicken and dumplings, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans and coleslaw. Pre-order tickets for $10 or pay $12 at the door.

Delaware Tribe softball quarter auction — The Delaware Tribe travel softball teams will host a quarter-auction fundraiser at the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Company’s fire hall on Saturday, Feb. 22. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission costs $10 for one paddle. Additional paddles cost $5. Organizers are encouraging guests to bring quarters and a friend. There will be auction items, vendor tables, 50/50 drawing and a concession table with food and drinks for sale.

Virtual-realty presentation — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Feb. 22 from 9 to 11 a.m. will host a presentation on virtual reality and augmented reality technology by expert Jimmy Wheatley, followed by an opportunity to try VR and AR. The event, designed for those 8 or older, is free, but pre-registration is limited and required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

VR gaming session — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Feb. 22 from noon to 2:30 p.m. will host a VR gaming session for those ages 10 to 17. No prior experience is needed. The event is free, but pre-registration is limited and required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Board game fun — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 5 p.m. will host Bethany Comics & Gaming as they teach attendees how to play a new board game. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-9351.

Suffrage-themed dance event — In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage, the Richard Allen Coalition will sponsor a creative dance presentation by the University of Delaware Dance Theatre. The presentation “Mary Ann Shadd Cary/Her Life and Legacy” (celebrating the first black woman newspaper editor in North America) will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m. at Georgetown Middle School, 301 West Market Street, Georgetown. Tickets cost $20 for adults or $10 for youth. The event is being presented by Sharing our Legacy Dance Theatre. For more information, call (302) 258-7182; email richardallenschool@yahoo.com; or write to: Richard Allen School; P.O. Box 624; Georgetown, DE 19947.

Dinner-theater mystery, ’80s style — Southern Sussex Rotary will host a dinner-theater mystery, “80’s Rewind: A ‘Totally Rad’ Comedy Murder Mystery” on Feb. 22, with the bar opening at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $50 per person, $90 per couple or $10 per child. For more information visit the Southern Sussex Rotary page on Facebook or call (302) 841-5909.

Mardi Gras Party — American Legion Post 24 in Dagsboro will host a Mardi Gras Party on Saturday, Feb. 22, with food from 5 to 8 p.m. and a DJ starting at 7 p.m. Food available will include crawfish boil, jambalaya and a limited menu. There will be a masquerade contest, free beads, door prizes and drink specials. The event is open to the public, and there is no cover charge. The event benefits veterans, their families and local communities. For more information, call (302) 732-3120.

 

Feb. 23

Spaghetti dinner for Turners Syndrome — Salted Rim in Ocean View will be serving a spaghetti dinner at a dine-and-donate in the train car from 1 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23, to benefit the Turners Syndrome Foundation. There will also be raffles for gift baskets, as well as a DJ. Tickets can be purchased on the Eventbrite website or on the Salted Rim site. The price is $11.99 for adults or $6.99 for children younger than 10. The menu will be spaghetti, Caesar salad, garlic bread, soda, coffee and tea. Add two meatballs for $3. Take-out will also be available.

 

Feb. 23-March 8

Winter Bible School — The River Church will host Winter Bible School on Sundays, Feb. 9, through March 8, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with a WBS Celebration on Sunday, March 15, at 11 a.m. The Winter Bible School is available to children ages 4 through 11, with nursery available for children 3 or younger, and children 12 or older encouraged to serve. For more information or to register, visit www.riveronline.com.

 

Feb. 24

Kids read to dogs — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Monday, Feb. 24, from 5 to 6 p.m. will host PAWS, in which children read to trained literacy dogs to improve and practice their reading skills. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-9351.

Job fair at the Frankford library — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Monday, Feb. 24, at 10 a.m. will host a job fair, with representatives of Census 2020, BesTemps, Quality Staffing Services, Mountaire, SMX, Wonderworks and People Ready at the library with information on current job openings. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-9351.

Dessert cooking class — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Feb. 24 from 1 to 2 p.m. will host a cooking glass with chef Charles demonstrating how to make desserts from around the world. The event includes recipe handouts, a small tasting and door-prize raffle. The event is free, and no pre-registration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Family Book Chat — The Selbyville Public Library on Monday, Feb. 24, will host its second Family Book Chat, including a discussion of topics, writing poetry and sharing poems. Books are now available and can be signed out at the library. For more information, visit selbyvillelibrary.org or call (302) 436-8195.

Cyber Streets — The Selbyville Public Library will host Cyber Streets on Monday, Feb. 24, at 5 p.m., for children ages 11 to 18. Cyber Streets exists to make youth literate to the world of internet safety and foundations of keeping their computer safe, as well as introducing them to apps, 3D printing and computer hardware. For more information, call (302) 436-8195.

Fused Jewelry class at MAL — The Greater Millsboro Art League will offer Fused Jewelry with Ptrey Iris on Monday, Feb. 24, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $30 for members or $35 for non-members. For more information, visit www.millsboroartleague.org or call (302) 934-6440.

Republican Club to meet — The 38th District Republican Club will meet on Monday, Feb. 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach. The guest speaker will be Lee Halloran, CAVS, manager of volunteer services for Beebe Healthcare, who will provide an update on the progress of the new Beebe South Coastal Health Campus, Beebe Emergency Department & Tunnel Cancer Center, under construction on Route 17 in Millville. Halloran will also discuss opportunities for volunteering or being employed at the facility. State Rep. Ron Gray and state Sen. Gerald Hocker will provide reports from the state legislature. Admission is free, but yearly dues for membership are $20. For more information, email info@38thdrcp.com or visit www.38thdrcp.com.

 

Feb. 25

Social mapping the coast — Delaware Seashore State Park’s Winter Lecture Series presents a different topic every Tuesday night, including on Feb. 25, when it will be “CoastSnap: A New, Social Way to Map the Coast” at 5 p.m. Participants should meet at the Indian River Marina conference room, second floor. The lecture is free and open to the public. A RSVP is not necessary. For details, call (302)-227-6991 or visit https://destateparks.com/History/IRLifesavingStation.

Zumba @ the Library — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Feb. 25 from 4 to 5 p.m. will host Zumba @ the Library, with instructors Johanna and Linda offering a free one-hour Zumba Class. No pre-registration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Basic computer skills class — The Selbyville Public Library on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. will host a computer class to teach basic computer skills. For more information, visit selbyvillelibrary.org or call (302) 436-8195.

PAWS for People — The Selbyville Public Library on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 3:30 p.m. will host PAWS for People, at which children read to literacy dogs to help build confidence in reading. For more information, visit selbyvillelibrary.org or call (302) 436-8195.

Rosedale-themed Celebration of Jazz — The Take Two Drama Club will present “A Black History Month Celebration of Jazz: A Tribute to the Rosedale,” featuring students from both Sussex Central and Indian River high schools, as well as special guests. Located near Millsboro, Rosedale Beach Hotel & Resort was once a musical venue for African-Americans that hosted musical greats. The show will be Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m. at Sussex Central, 26026 Patriots Way, Georgetown. It is presented free of charge, but donations will support future Take Two dramatic productions.

 

Feb. 26

Originals Only — The Art League of Ocean City will host live performances by local musicians and comedians. Originals Only will be Saturday, Feb. 26, from 7 to 9 p.m., featuring Tyler Dark, DomtheGonzo, Josh Quillen, Big Chap and Fraiser Fir, as well as free coffee provided by Coastal Coffee Roasting. The event is free and open to the public, at 502 94th Street, Ocean City, Md. For details, call (410) 524-9433 or visit www.artleagueofoceancity.org.

Crafternoon — The Selbyville Public Library on Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. will host Crafternoon, at which elementary-school-age children are invited to drop in and create a craft. For more information, visit selbyvillelibrary.org or call (302) 436-8195.

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 Feb. 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.

 

Feb. 27

Coastal Climate Conversation — On Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach will host Coastal Climate Conversations, “Flooding, Rain Bombs & Ocean Rise,” with presenters from the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, the Climate Reality Project, Citizens Climate Lobby, the Salt & Light Ministries, and Delaware Interfaith Power & Light. The groups will receive and offer ideas about what people can do, and what municipalities could do to protect properties and wildlife, water and the environment. For more information, call Howard Boyd at (302) 537-1244.

Zumba at the library — The Selbyville Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 4 p.m. will host Zumba with Linda and Johanna. Participants should register online at selbyvillelibrary.org or call (302) 436-8195.

Adult Book Club — The Selbyville Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. will host its Adult Book Club, dealing with the February book “The Woman in the Window” by A.J. Finn. Copies can be picked up at the library. For more information, visit selbyvillelibrary.org or call (302) 436-8195.

Comic Book Trivia Night — The Frankford Public Library will host a Comic Book Trivia Night on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. Children, families, teens and tweens can form teams and compete for prizes. The event is hosted by Bethany Beach Comics & Gaming.

 

Feb. 28

African American history film — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Feb. 28 from 2 to 4:15 p.m. will host an African American history-focused movie, rated PG-13 (call the library for the film title). The event is free, including popcorn. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

League of Women Voters Fun Lunch — The League of Women Voters of Sussex County will hold their next Fun Lunch from noon to 2 p.m. on Feb. 28, at Bluecoast Rehoboth, 30115 Veterans Way, Rehoboth Beach. For reservations go https://www.eventbrite.com/e/february-fun-lunch-tickets-92292020919, or go to www.sussexlwv.org for more information.

Gentle Yoga at the library — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Feb. 28 from 9 to 10 a.m. will host Gentle Yoga, with RYS 200-certified yoga instructor Myra Stock, including simple exercises that focus on developing balance and flexibility while coordinating movements with breathing. Participants should bring their own yoga mat and towel. The event is free, but pre-registration is requested. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

 

Feb. 28-29

Possum Point Players auditions — The Possum Point Players will hold open auditions for the spring fundraiser event, “All the Fixin’s: Barbeque, Broadway, Country & Blues” on Friday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 29, at 10 a.m. Co-directors Doug Yetter and Donna De Kuyper will host the auditions at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown. Singers should prepare 32 bars of a contemporary country or classic blues song. They can bring a CD or digital accompaniment, or bring sheet music in their key for the in-house accompanist. The show date will be May 3. For more details, visit www.possumpointplayers.org or call (302) 856-3460.

 

Feb. 29

Homemade Soup Sale — Roxana Zion United Methodist Church will host its Homemade Soup Sale, Bake Sale & Yard Sale on Saturday, Feb. 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church at 35914 Zion Church Road, Frankford. On offer will be homemade vegetable beef, chicken noodle and bean soups, as well as hotdogs, chips and drinks, and the bake-sale items. In addition to lunch offerings, soup can be purchased by the pint or quart to take home, at $8 per quart or $4 per pint. For more information, call Charlotte Whalen at (302) 539-5107.

English conversation — The Selbyville Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 29, will host ESL, a free informal conversational English session for speakers of all abilities and primary languages. All are welcome to join the holiday celebration after class. For more information or to register, call (302) 436-8195.

Lego Club in Bethany — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Feb. 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.

Black History Culture Day at CHEER — CHEER will host a Black History Culture Day on Saturday, Feb. 29, in the Warren L. & Charles C. Allen Jr. CHEER Community Center, located at 20520 Sand Hill Road, east of Georgetown, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is open to the public and is free of charge. There will be displays from local organizations and speakers who will aim to bring Black history culture to life. For more information, contact Sandy Baynard at (302) 515-3066 or Walt Koopman at (302) 945-7122, or email sbaynard@cheerde.com.

 

March 2

Optimist Club to meet — The Optimist Club of Sussex County meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. the first and third Mondays of each month, September through May, at J.D. Shuckers in Georgetown. All Sussex County residents who would like to promote optimism and help children develop to their full potential are being invited to join. For more information, Sussexoptimist@gmail.com.

‘The Lorax’ and craft — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Monday, March 2, at 6 p.m., will host a showing of “The Lorax” and a craft based on the movie. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-9351.

Chess Club at the library — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Mondays, March 2 and 16, at 4:30 p.m. will host its Chess Club for students from kindergarten to 12th grade to play or learn to play chess with others. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-9351.

‘One Fish, Two Fish’ for Seuss day — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Monday, March 2, at 11 a.m. will host a celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America, with a reading of “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” and a craft to go along with the book. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-9351.

 

March 3

Women’s suffrage panel — To celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment’s ratification, the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation will host a speaker panel on Tuesday, March 3, at 1 p.m. at Delaware Technical Community College, Owens Campus, Arts & Science Center theater, Georgetown. Speakers will discuss the ratification’s impact and aftermath, as well as the next 100 years for women and the U.S. Speakers include David Young of the Delaware Historical Society; Erin Zoranski of Del Tech; Mryna Nurse of Delaware State University; and Dick Carter and Reba Hollingsworth, vice-chair of the Delaware Heritage Commission. Event is free and open to the public. Details are online at https://freemanstage.org.

PAL Seuss & Oobleck — T\The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on March 3 at 5 p.m. will host its Playing And Learning club (PAL), with the theme of Oobleck Science, as they read Dr. Seuss’ “Bartholomew & the Oobleck” and make green Oobleck slime. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-9351.

‘Votes for Women’ speakers panel — On Tuesday, March 3, the Freeman Stage will host a speakers panel, “Votes for Women 100 Years Later and Beyond,” at 1 p.m., at Delaware Technical Community College, 21179 College Drive, Georgetown. Voter registration will be offered by League of Women Voters of Sussex County. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit freemanstage.org or sussexlwv.org.

 

March 4

Dine-and-donate at Hooked Up — The Selbyville Community Club will be the beneficiary of a March 4 dine-and-donate at Hooked Up in Millville, from 5 to 8 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from food purchased will be donated to support the club’s programs in art and education, and its scholarship fund.

PAL Stuffed Animal Sleepover — T\The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on March 4 at 4 p.m. will host its Playing And Learning club (PAL), with the theme of Stuffed Animal Sleepover, as attendees wear their pajamas and bring a stuffed animal to the library for storytime. All of the animals will spend the night at the library and can be picked up the next day, when the library’s Facebook page will show what mischief they got into. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-9351.

 

March 5

Shellfish Growers Forum — The Delaware Shellfish Growers Forum is intended as a meeting for current shellfish aquaculturists and those interested in starting a shellfish aquaculture business to share ideas with each other and with state regulatory agencies. They will meet on Thursday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m., at the University of Delaware, 104 Cannon Laboratory, 700 Pilottown Road, Lewes, followed by the 8 p.m. business meeting of the Delaware Aquaculture Association (DAA). Membership is open to anyone interested in the advancement of aquaculture in Delaware, such as fish and shellfish producers, researchers, extension contacts, teachers, students and more. Details are online at www.deseagrant.org/events-all.

PAL making Flip Flop Puppets — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on March 5 at 4 p.m. will host its Playing And Learning club (PAL), with the theme of Flip Flop Puppets. After a reading of Dr. Seuss’ “The Foot Book,” participants will make puppets out of yarn, googly eyes and flip-flops. Space is limited. To register or for more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-9351.

 

March 5-8

Ocean City Film Festival — The Fourth Annual Ocean City (Md.) Film Festival will return on March 5-8. Films will be screened at various locations, with parties and networking functions every evening, including the closing-night awards ceremony. The festival promotes and prioritizes uniqueness and diversity in its selections. Tickets details are online at www.ocmdfilmfestival.com.