Teen Book Club: ‘Divergent’ — The Selbyville Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 5 p.m. will host Teen Book Club, which will feature a discussion of “Divergent” by Veronica Roth, and the next book, “The Best We Could Do,” an illustrated memoir by Thi Bui. Sign up online at selbyvillelibrary.org. For more information, call (302) 436-8195.
Dream Analysis Workshop — The Selbyville Public Library on Oct. 17 will host a Dream Analysis Workshop, as Carolyn Showell hosts a fun and interactive program on how to interpret and understand dreams. The workshop will cover approaches by Sigmund Freud, Edgar Cayce and Carl Jung, and Biblical ideas. For more information, call (302) 436-8195.
Family Movie Night — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Oct. 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. will host Family Movie Night, featuring a family-friendly movie and free popcorn. No pre-registration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.
Creepy crawly craft for adults — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. will host an Adult Craft — a creepy crawly craft night and chance to get ready for Halloween. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-9351.
Coast Guard Auxiliary meeting — U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-01 will meet Thursday, Oct. 17, 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.
‘Spooky Lighthouse Tour’ — The Lewes Historical Society and Cape Water Tours will host a “Spooky Lighthouse Tour” of the historic East End Lighthouse on Friday, Oct. 18, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., featuring haunting tales of the often-tragic passing of former lighthouse residents and visitors, told by historically-dressed characters in the 1885 lighthouse. The cost is $35 for adults, $34 for those 60 or older and military service members, or $25 for children 11 or younger. For tickets, visit https://www.capewatertaxi.com/evening-cruises/spooky-lighthouse-tour/.
‘Armchair Traveling’ to Ireland — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. will host “Armchair Traveling with Rick Steves,” with a chanced to visit the Emerald Isle from the comfort of the library. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-9351.
Oct. 18 & 19
Pumpkin Carving Festival — The 2nd Annual Great Delaware Pumpkin Carving Festival is seeking pumpkin carvers of all levels and abilities to participate in the event, which will be held on Oct. 18 and 19 at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. Cash prizes will be awarded. There is a $25 carver registration fee, with giant pumpkins provided. The festival will feature an array of family-friendly Halloween fun, including a trail of 50 gigantic jack-o-lanterns, fall food and beverages, music, costume contests, crafts for kids, bouncehouse, face painting, trick-or-treating and more. For additional information, visit www.DelawarePumpkinCarve.com. All proceeds benefit the Biggs Museum of American Art and the Delaware State Fair.
RAL exhibit opening receptions — On Friday, Oct. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m., the Rehoboth Art League will host an opening reception for “Somewhere Else—Fiber Work from New Image Artists” and two solo shows, “Most Wanted: Print Making, Public Art & Political Action—works by Mark Harris” and “From Substance to Silver—works by Leyla D. Rzayeva.” On Saturday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. in the Corkran Gallery, there will be a gallery talk by Trudi C. Van Dyke, juror of “Somewhere Else,” as she discusses her connection with the New Image Artists and the exhibition’s selected works. All of the events are free and open to the public. For additional information, visit the website at rehobothartleague.org or call (302) 227-8408.
Corvette Club car show — The Beachcombers Corvette Club of Southern Delaware will be hosting their annual car show on Oct. 19 (with a rain date of Oct. 20) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Salted Vines Winery, 32512 Blackwater Rd., Frankford. In addition to the cars, the event will include Casapullas Food Truck, a wine-tasting, music and more. Net proceeds support educational scholarships in the area. The first vehicles 100 to be registered will receive dash plaques, and Top 50 trophies will be awarded. Participants can pre-register by Oct. 12 for $15, via check mailed to BCCC, P.O. Box 1783 Millsboro, DE 19966. Registration at the door will cost $20. Participants will be judged on all years, makes and models, including Best Paint, Best Interior and Best Motor. For additional information, visit www.beachcomberscorvetteclub.org or contact Viki at (917) 539-2531.
Dinker-Irvin Cottage open to public — Bethany Beach’s historic Dinker-Irvin Cottage has been fully renovated in preparation for its conversion into a town museum. The cottage, located at 318 Garfield Parkway, will be open to the public on Saturdays through October, from 3 to 5 p.m., offering a preview of the space and a glimpse of the future museum.
Salem UMC Fall Fest, health event — Salem United Methodist Church in Selbyville will host its Fall Fest on Oct. 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Beebe Healthcare will provide free cholesterol tests, blood pressure checks, blood sugar tests and flu shots, and there will also be a farmers market by Parsons Farms, craft vendors, silent auction, yard sale baked goods and luncheon. Onsite parking is free.
RVFC Auxiliary quarter auction — The Roxana Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will host a fundraiser quarter auction on Oct. 19. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with the auction at 6:30 p.m. Paddles cost $7 in advance or $10 at the door (or $40 for an “All-In Paddle”). Extra paddles cost $3 each. Food will be available to purchase. Details and ticketing information are online at www.facebook.com/events/2437716489652359.
English-language conversation — The Selbyville Public Library on Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. will host ESL — free, informal conversational English for speakers of all abilities and primary languages. For more information, call (302) 436-8195.
Think Beyond Pink women’s health event — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. will host Think Beyond Pink, an event designed to empower women to start thinking about their health. Participants have the opportunity to talk with Beebe Healthcare physicians about topics such as women’s health, cancer prevention and more, along with free lunch, free flu shots and more. The event is free, but registration is required. The registration is managed by Beebe Healthcare. To register, go to https://www.facebook.com/pg/BeebeHealthcare/events/?ref=page_internal.
Spectacular Storytelling with Ms. Vera — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 11 a.m. will host Spectacular Storytelling with Ms. Vera as she embarks on reading adventures throughout the library, followed by various crafts or activities. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-9351.
Multiple myeloma group meeting — The Delaware Multiple Myeloma Information & Networking Group will meet Saturday, Oct. 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Lavender Fields at Warrington Manor in Milton. Support Group Regional Director Kelley Sidorowicz will be going over the new myeloma website, along with the latest news. Check the website at www.dover.myeloma.org for meeting times and dates.
Think Beyond Pink health event — On Saturday, Oct. 19, at 9 a.m. at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach, Dr. Uday Jani will host Think Beyond Pink, an annual event aimed at empowering women to think about their health and well-being. He will explore how the guideposts of an wholistic approach can help women on their journey to wellness. Registration is requested and can be done online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/think-beyond-pink-2019-tickets-65251029586.
Genealogy research program — On Saturday, Oct. 19, the Sussex County Genealogical Society will present an interactive video program featuring Patti Gillespie talking about “Armchair Mysteries Solved at Home with Old School Communications & New School Technology.” Gillespie, a resident of Decatur, Texas, is the owner of the research company Family Lines & Stories and is active in both Texas and national genealogical organizations. The meeting will begin with coffee at 10 a.m. at the Lewes Public Library, and all are welcome.
Fall Festival Weekend at Parsons — Parsons Farms, located on Armory Road/Route 20 near Dagsboro, will hold Fall Festival Weekends on Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Oct. 19-20 and 26-27. The event will feature hayrides, farm animals, pumpkins, Hershey's Ice Cream, jams and jellies, fall mums, fun for the kids and adults, too. For more information, call (302) 732-3336.
FOCHSP Bird Seed Sale pickup — The Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park will hold their Annual Bird Seed Sale pick-up on Oct. 20. Individuals who placed orders for premium bird seed during the Friends’ sale may pick up their purchases at the maintenance garage in the park from 10 a.m. to noon. They should turn in at the park office and follow the signs to the pick-up point.
Quarter Auction at American Legion — American Legion Post 24, located at 28181 Nine Foot Road, Dagsboro, at the intersection of Routes 13 and 26, will hold a Quarter Auction on Sunday, Oct. 20, from 1 to 3 p.m., with doors opening at 11:30 a.m. The event benefits the post Auxiliary and Sons groups. The cost is $5 for one paddle, with additional paddles available for $3 each. Food will be available. For more information, contact Ann Couch at (302) 856-6642, Hilda Parker at (302) 856-2760 or the Post at (302) 732-3120.
Prince George’s Chapel Harvest Day — A Harvest Day Celebration and the 27th anniversary of the Friends of Prince George’s Chapel will be held on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. at Prince George’s Chapel, 32040 Ward Lane Dagsboro, featuring a musical concert with Charlie Paparella & the Band. There is no admission fee, but all donations will benefit the upkeep of the historic chapel. For more information, call Vickie at (302) 732-3824 or Jo Ann at (302) 858-2720.
CROP Hunger Walk in Bethany — Sunday, Oct. 20, will mark the 31st year of the CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Hunger Walk in Bethany Beach, sponsored by the Southeast Sussex Ministerium and Church World Service. Sign-up is at 12:30 p.m. and the walk at 2:15 p.m. The CROP Hunger Walk provides an opportunity for the community to support six local food pantries, as well as provide funds for communities facing rebuilding after devastating storms and earthquakes, such as in the Bahamas, in Indonesia and the United States. Organizers are recruiting walkers and donors until Oct. 20. Participants can sign up at any of the congregations that are part of the Sussex Ministerium or come to the boardwalk on Sunday, Oct. 20. For more information, contact Tish Galu at (302) 616-2658.
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.
Chantey Night at Lewes museum — Monday, Oct. 21, will be Chantey Night at the Lewes Historical Museum, 101 Adams Avenue, Lewes, from 4 to 7 p.m., offering people the chance to learn about sea chanteys, receive a songbook and take part in the first event of its kind at the museum. The cost is $5 which includes the chantey book. Tickets are available at the Lewes History Museum and online: https://shop.historiclewes.org/collections/tour/products/chantey-night-a....
Photo editing for iPhone/iPad — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Oct. 21 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. will host Sue Eberhart of the Coastal Camera Club as she introduces participants to editing iPhone/iPad photos using various photo editing apps. The class is free, but preregistration is limited and required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.
Coastal Gardners dine-and-donate — On Monday, Oct. 21, Bethany Blues of Bethany Beach will host a dine-and-donate event for the Coastal Gardeners garden club from 4 to 9 p.m., with 15 percent of checks donated to the Coastal Gardeners. There will also be a 50/50 drawing, and raffle tickets for a wine basket will be sold.
Oct. 21 & 23
Book it to the Movies — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Oct. 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. will host Book it to the Movies, a library book group for readers and movie lovers alike. Participants can read this month’s book (call the library for this month’s title) and then visit the library on Oct. 21 to watch the movie version of the book with free popcorn, or they can borrow the DVD and watch it at home. Then they can come to the library on Oct. 23 from 2 to 3 p.m. for a one-hour discussion of the book. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.
‘Junk-journaling’ workshop — The Rehoboth Art League will offer a “junk-journaling” workshop “Let’s Make a Journal!” Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 21, 22 and 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Junk journals are books made from a mix of found and recycled materials, and can be used as both a decorative keepsake and a practical diary or planner. In the workshop, participants will paint, stencil, and embellish pre-cut papers that they will then bind into a 12-page journal. The cost of the three-day workshop is $200 per person. Except for personal embellishments they can bring from home, all materials will be provided for an additional $15 fee to be paid to the instructor on the first day of class. To register for the workshop, go to www.rehobothartleague.org or call the Art League at (302) 227-8408, ext. 112.
Oct. 21 & 28
‘Saving Our Environment’ — The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware, located in Lewes, will hold a two-session course, “Carbon, The Life Cycle: Saving our Environment,” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 30486 Lewes Georgetown Highway, Lewes. Preregistration is required for the course, and can be done by emailing AdultEdCarbon@uussd.org. There is a one-time $10 donation. Led by Mac Goekler, The course will address how to bring out-of-control global warming back to a stable course. It will explore how the earth’s climate has changed over time; how climate scientists believe the current mass extinction was created; and what must be done to bring natural forces back into harmony. Complicated equations and jargon will not be used, and a science background is not required.
Homeschool Club at Frankford library — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Tuesdays, Oct. 1, 15, 22 and 29, at 2 p.m. will host its Homeschool Club, offering students the chance to come to the library for a time of craft, recent reads, STEM projects, show-and-tell and games. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-9351.
Preschool Craft: Stamp ghosts — The Selbyville Public Library will host a Preschool Craft on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 11 a.m., when the children will be making stamp ghosts. For more information, call (302) 436-8195.
PAWS for Reading — The Selbyville Public Library will host PAWS for Reading at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, as children read aloud to trained literacy dogs. For more information, call (302) 436-8195.
Dance workshop — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Oct. 22 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. will offer a free dance workshop with professional dance instructor John Brillantes, teaching basic patterns, footwork, rhythm and more for salsa, cha-cha, swing and other dance styles. People of all skill levels are welcome, but they are asked to wear leather-soled shoes. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.
Pumpkin craft for adults — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Oct. 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. will host Pam’s Craft Club, offering people 18 or older the opportunity to decorate pumpkins with artist Pam Miller. The class is free, and all materials are provided, but pre-registration is limited and required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.
Teen Advisory Group in Frankford — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 5 to 6 p.m. will host its Teen Advisory Group (TAG) for teens who are interested in volunteering or providing input for future programming. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-9351.
Toastmasters Halloween Open House — The Southern Delaware Toastmasters will host a Halloween-themed Open House Event, free to the public, on Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 123 West Pine Street, Georgetown. Attendees can meet members and observe a club meeting to experience first-hand the importance of communication skills for today’s professional and learn how they can benefit from the Toastmasters public speaking and leadership programs. The abbreviated meeting will include two prepared speeches, Table Topics (impromptu speeches) and evaluations. Following the meeting, members and guests will have the opportunity to eat, socialize and network. For more information, email Claudy Joinville at email@example.com or visit 1003044.toastmastersclubs.org.
Chess Club at Frankford library — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Wednesday, Oct. 9 and 23, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. will host its Chess Club, offering the chance for children from kindergarten through 12th grade to play or learn how to play chess with others. (Chess Club only meets on Wednesday in October.) For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-9351.
AARP Chapter 4903 luncheon — The next AARP Chapter 4903 luncheon will be on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Ocean Grill, 26089 Shoppes at Long Neck, Millsboro. Becky Kuhns from Sussex Pharmacy will be coming to the luncheon and bringing vaccines for pneumonia and also flu shots. The luncheon and presentation cost $12, and reservations are required. For more information and reservations, call Norma at (302) 945-4895.
Senior Medicare Patrol talk — The Selbyville Public Library will host the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) for a program on Preventing Health Care Fraud at 10 a.m. on Oct. 23. Joanne Friend of Delaware Health & Social Services will talk about how to prevent, detect and report health care fraud, errors and abuse. For more information, call (302) 436-8195.
Rainbow Drip Pumpkins craft for teens — The Selbyville Public Library on Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. will host teen and tween craft, Rainbow Drip Pumpkins, as they make a unique and colorful work of art out of the fall gourd. For more information, 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 Oct. 23 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.
Transcendental meditation lecture — On Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m. there will be a free lecture on transcendental meditation at Ocean Vayu Yoga Center, 26P Atlantic Ave., Ocean View. Kim Bemis has studied meditation and yoga in the Himalayas in India for the last 20 years. He will discuss how meditation can reduce stress, increase creativity, improve health and create world peace. RSVP at (302) 236-8001 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pain management alternatives talk — At “Healing Encounters: Alternative Therapies for Pain Management” on Oct. 23 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Lewes Public Library, Dr. Uday Jani will highlight mind-body techniques for therapeutic impact, along with other non-opioid solutions, such as Chinese medicine, herbal supplements and cannabidiol (CBD) oils. Registration is required and can be done online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/healing-encounters-alternative-therapies-fo....
Dewey Decimal Dash at library — TThe Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Oct. 24, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. will host a youth activity for children in grades 3-7. On Oct. 24, the kids will fashion wallets out of duct tape. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-9351.
Lewes maritime walking tour — The Lewes Historical Society will host extended maritime walking tours on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The 90-minute tours focus on the history of the town as a booming maritime center, including the nautical trades of its past, exploring the sites and stories of shipwrights, ship chandlers, taverns, shipyards and former homes of seafarers. Call (302) 645-7670 or visit www.historiclewes.org for more information.
Ghosts of Delaware presentation — The Selbyville Public Library on Oct. 24 at 5 p.m. will host Ghosts of Delaware as Carol Pollio of Intuitive Investigations makes a presentation that blends history with some of the most famous paranormal legends of Delaware. She will share evidence she has collected during her paranormal investigations of historic sites in Sussex County. For more information, call (302) 436-8195.
Family movie night — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Oct. 24 from 6 to 7:45 p.m. will host Family Movie Night, featuring a family-friendly movie with free popcorn. Admission is free, and no pre-registration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.