Calendar of Events

March 17

St. Patrick’s Celebration — The CHEER Community Center in Georgetown will host a St. Patrick’s Day celebration on March 17 from 6 to 9 p.m., sponsored by the Georgetown Town Council and mayor. The event includes a buffet with corned beef brisket with red potatoes and cabbage, prime rib, steamed shrimp, chicken cordon bleu, potato salad, mashed potatoes with gravy, asparagus and broccoli with cheese sauce, as well as a dessert table. Entertainment will be provided by the band 33& 1/3. There will be a silent auction, raffles, and a cash bar. All proceeds will go to Meals-on-Wheels at CHEER. Tickets cost $25 per person or $40 per couple and can be purchased at all CHEER centers or by contacting Mayor Bill West at (302) 236-9955 or Florence Mason at (302) 515-3045.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner/Dance — The Lakeside Community Home Owners will hold a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance on March 17, at the Lakeside Community Center, 33076 Rock Cove, in the Pot-Nets Community of Lakeside, off of Long Neck Road (Route 23) in Long Neck. The menu will feature corned beef or ham, cabbage, parslied potatoes, carrots, a variety of desserts and non-alcoholic beverages (attendees may bring their own alcohol). Music will be provided by Reedy's D.J. Connection. Tickets cost $20 per person and may be purchased until March 10, by calling (302) 945-1263. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Scholarship Fundraiser — The Indian River Education Association will host its IREA Fundraiser Social on March 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Millsboro fire hall. All are welcome to enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, raffles, 50/50, silent auction and more. All proceeds go to the IREA scholarship fund supporting IR School District students who plan on majoring in education. Tickets are available from building reps.

Singles on the Seashore  — Singles on the Seashore will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Irish Eyes in Lewes, featuring live music, on March 17, starting at 4 p.m. For more information, call Sandie at (302) 644-8009.

 

March 18

Beach grass Planting — Volunteers can register for the 28th Annual Beach Grass Planting on March 18 from 9 a.m. to noon at various beaches. The planting helps protect Delaware’s sand dunes by planting Cape American beach grass, providing stability to the ocean and bayside beaches. Register online at www.de.gov/beachgrass or by calling (302) 739-9921.

Soup & Sandwiches — The Nanticoke Indian Center on Route 24 east of Millsboro will host a Community Soup & Sandwich Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., sponsored by Indian Mission United Methodist Church. The event is free, and everyone is welcome.

Choir performance — James Armstrong will conduct the Choir of the College of William & Mary on its spring 2017 tour in a free performance on March 18 at 7 p.m. at Indian River High School, 29772 Armory Road, Dagsboro. Admission is free.

Paint wine glasses — Jayne’s Reliable will host a paint party with local artist Amber Starr on Saturday, March 18, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Starr will offer instruction on painting a colorful set of two wine glasses. The cost is $40 per person, all supplies included. For more information or to register, call (302) 927-0049. Space is limited.

Italian Festival — Sons of Italy Ocean City Lodge 2474 will host is annual St. Joseph’s Festival on March 18 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Hall (144th and Sinepuxent streets) in Ocean City, Md. The event will feature Italian specialty foods, children’s games, basket raffles, silent auctions and music by the Mario Monaldi Band. Admission is free. Proceeds benefit the group’s scholarship fund and local charities. For more information, contact Sal Catorina at (302)?436-2146 or Al DiOrio at (302) 430-1004.

Guns & Hoses — The first meeting of the Lower Sussex Guns & Hoses group for active and retired police officers and firefighters is set for Saturday, March 18, at noon at the Eagles. For more information, call (302) 537-4235.

Genealogical society — The Sussex County Genealogical Society will meet on Saturday, March 18, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the new Lewes Public Library, located off of Freeman Highway (the road to the ferry terminal) in Lewes. The speaker will be Kim Bucklaw, an archivist and researcher in the field of genealogy, with a presentation titled “Geographic Timelines — 18th Century Rural Genealogy. For more information, visit the website at www.scgsdelaware.org.

 

March 19

Showell Homecoming — Showell (Md.) United Methodist Church will host Homecoming on Sunday, March 19, at 2 p.m., featuring speaker Courtland Cropper, who grew up as part of the congregation, and music by the King’s Ambassadors, with a meal to follow. The church is located at 10115 Pitts Road, Showell, Md.

 

March 20

Gardening for water — At 6 p.m. on March 20 at the Seaford Public Library, Alice Mohrman of Abbott’s Mill Nature Center will teach about gardening for clean water and butterflies. Topics include tips for inviting pollinators and birds to the yard; landscaping big or small yards to reduce waterway pollution; and a few easy steps toward creating a Certified Wildlife Habitat. Guests will receive free milkweed seeds and information on activities that support clean water. The event is hosted by the DNREC Division of Watershed Stewardship’s Reclaim Our River (ROR) program, Delaware Nature Society and Nanticoke Watershed Alliance.

Retirement tax tips — Scott Smith, a financial advisor from Edwards Jones, will share tax tips for retirement at the Selbyville Public Library from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on March 20, including how to anticipate tax bills in retirement, five tips to help people weather tax season, ways to prepare for retirement, and whether they have what they need to file.

NARFE To Meet — NARFE (National Association of Active & Retired Federal Employees) Western Sussex Chapter 1992 will meet on Monday, March 20, at noon, at Pizza King, 300 W. Stein Highway, Seaford. The speaker at the meeting will be Gary Wray, president of the Fort Miles Historical Society.

 

March 21

iPad Users Groups — The South Coastal Library will host its iPad User Groups on March 21 at 11 a.m. The Rookies group is for those just getting started, while the Veterans group is for those who are ready for more advanced skills. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Socrates Cafe — People from varied backgrounds will gather at Bethany Beach Christian Church  on March 21 to discuss philosophical ideas from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The forum is open to all, and all questions and ideas are welcome. For more information, contact Rose Mary Hendrix at Rm.hendrix@mchsi.com or (302)?537-9417.

Book discussion — The AAUW Coastal-Georgetown group sponsors an American Library Notable Books Discussion at the Selbyville Public Library on the third Tuesday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. The book for March 21 is “The Prophets of Eternal Fford: A Novel” by Kim Leine, translated by Martin Aiken, “an epic and evocative tale of colonialism in Greenland; translated from the Danish.” The discussion is open to members and the public. For more information, call Ada May at (302) 436-2981.

 

March 22

Apple Users Group — The South Coastal Library will host a monthly meeting for a new free group that shares ideas/problems/solutions with using Apple products, such as Mac, MacBook, iPad, iPhone, etc., on March 22 from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Singles on the Seashore  — Singles on the Seashore will hold a social at Outback Steakhouse in Rehoboth Beach on March 22, starting at 4 p.m. Attendees can bring a friend. For more information, call Nancy at (302) 581-3009.

 

March 23

Even more ‘isms’ — The South Coastal Library will host the third in a series of three free programs on political and economic "isms," on March 23 at 6 p.m., as Dr. Gudelunas explores topics such as capitalism, fascism, communism, etc. For more information, contact the library at (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Clapton tribute — The Southern Delaware School of the Arts  in Selbyville will present “The Cream of Clapton” on March 23, featuring performances by SDSA rock band students, with artwork by SDSA art students. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the show at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $5 for adults or $3 for students.

Yappy Hour — Crooked Hammock Brewery in Lewes will hold “Barkin Beer” Yappy Hour to benefit the Delaware SPCA on Thursday, March 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. Crooked Hammock will have live music, and food and drink specials, and will donate a portion of their proceeds from the day to the Delaware SPCA. Yarn & Bone of Rehoboth is providing raffle baskets, and a 50/50 raffle will also be held. Well-behaved leashed dogs will be permitted in the large tented deck area.

 

March 23-24

Linen sale — The Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary will hold a linen sale on Thursday, March 23, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday, March 24, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Sunshine Cafe at Beebe Medical Center on Savannah Road in Lewes..

 

March 24

Hospice Beef & Brew — A Beef & Brew to benefit Delaware Hospice will be held on Friday, March 24, from 6:30 to 10 p.m., at the Georgetown CHEER Center on Sand Hill Road. The event will feature music by The Funsters, dancing, raffles and a silent auction. Admission costs $45 per person, or $55 after March 17 or at the door. The admission charge includes a pint glass. Sponsorships are also available. For more information or to purchase admission, contact Peggy Dolby at (302) 746-4666 or pdolby@delawarehospice.org.

‘Sing’ for movie night — The Frankford Public Library will present the Golden Globe-nominated animated film “Sing” on March 24 at 6 p.m.

Bull & Oyster Roast — The Bishopville (Md.) Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual downtown Bishopville party — the Bull & Oyster Roast — on Friday, March 24, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the fire department, featuring oysters (all ways), beef sandwiches and fried chicken. Tickets cost $35 in advance or $40 at the door, raising funds for a new fire truck. For more information or to order tickets in advance, call (410) 352-5757.

 

March 24-25

‘IR Live’ show — Indian River High School will present “IR Live,” with musical and talent performances by students, on March 24 and 25, with shows at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the IRHS music program.

 

March 25

FOCHSP Flea Market — The annual Flea Market sponsored by the Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park will be held at the Officer’s Club in the park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. Clean donation items may be left at the Officer’s Club on Friday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call (302) 858-6127. For more information about the Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park and their activities, go to www.friendsofcapehenlopen.org.

Coffee with a Cop — The Selbyville Public Library will host their monthly police chat on March 25, from 10 to 11 a.m. The goal is to build trust between law enforcement and the communities they live in and serve, with the opportunity to get to know the Selbyville police officers, to ask them questions, or just to say ‘thank you.’

Ft. Miles Film/Lecture — The Fort Miles Museum in Cape Henlopen State Park is hosting a series of monthly open-house/movie/lecture events. The March event will take place on March 25, with open-house hours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the film/lecture at 3 p.m. The film and lecture topic will be the Doolittle Raid — the story of Doolittle co-pilot Lt. Col. Dick Cole, the last surviving Doolittle Raider. Attendees can learn more about the B-25s flown during the raid and the details of the still-flying B-25 housed at the Delaware Coastal Airport in Georgetown.   Autographed copies of Cole’s book “Dick Cole’s War” will be on sale. Admission to Battery 519 costs $5, but admission to the artillery park and film and lecture series are free. Seating is limited. Call (302) 644-5007 for tour tickets or (302) 645-0753 for more information about the film/lecture series.

MBS Dinner-Dance — St. Ann’s Parish will host a fundraiser on Saturday, March 25, from 7 to 10 p.m. to benefit the students of Most Blessed Sacrament School in Ocean Pines, Md., who reside in the parish. The event will include a catered dinner, silent auction, two hours of dance music and a 50/50 raffle. For more information, contact Michael Middendorf at (302) 344-0169.

‘To Catch a Thief’  — The South Coastal Chapter of AARP is sponsoring a fundraiser at the Clayton Theater in Dagsboro, at 2 p.m. on March 25, featuring a showing of “To Catch a Thief,” featuring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly.” All proceeds will benefit Delaware Hospice. Theater doors will open at 1 p.m. for the event, which will include a 50/50 and a raffle for a Basket of Cheer. Tickets cost $10 at the door.

 

March 26

Chapel ramp dedication — The Friends of Prince George’s Chapel will hold a dedication ceremony for the new handicapped access ramp at the historic chapel on Vines Creek Road in Dagsboro on Sunday, March 26, at 1 p.m. The ramp will be dedicated in memory of Friends past president Margaret D. Morris, who passed away last March. The public is being invited to attend. For more information, call Sandie Gerken at (302) 732-6835.

Sunday Night Worship — Bethel United Methodist Church in Dagsboro will host its Sunday Night Worship on Sunday, March 26, at 6 p.m., featuring the gospel music group the Vesey Family. All are welcome. A “love offering” will be taken. Refreshments will follow in the Bethel Center. For more information, call (302) 732-6805.

 

March 27

Adult coloring club — The South Coastal Library will host its new Adult Coloring Club on March 27 at 2 p.m. at the library at 43 Kent Avenue in Bethany Beach. Participants can socialize and relax while they color, with light refreshments served. The club is free. Pre-registration is preferred, but drop-ins are welcome. For more information or to register, contact the library at (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Dance class — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach will host another of its free dance classes with instructor John Brillantes on March 27 at 10 a.m., for those wishing to refresh their swing and cha-cha skills. A partner is not required. Participants should wear leather-soled shoes. For more information, call the library at (302)?539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Accupressure info — Cheyenne Luzader, coordinator of Integrative Health at Beebe Healthcare, will offer the chance to learn about acupressure using the meridian points in Chinese medicine to clear the seven chakras (energy centers) of Indian Ayurveda tradition, from 3 to 4 p.m. on Monday, March 27, at the Lewes Public Library. Register online at http://tinyurl.com/hjtdxaf. For more information on classes and events, go to the Beebe calendar page at https://www.beebehealthcare.org/calendar.

Adult Paint Night — The Selbyville Public Library will host Adult Paint Night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on March 27. Participants must pre-register at the library or online under the Events Calendar at www.selbyvillelibrary.org.

 

March 28

Drum meditation — Members of the public can join a Drumming Meditation with Lisa Simmons at the Cancer Support Community on Tuesday, March 28, from 3 to 4 p.m. The class will teach the basics of therapeutic drumming for meditation and stress relief. Hand drums are available for purchase in the Beebe Gift Shop at the Lewes campus or attendees can bring their own. Register by calling (302) 645-9150. For more information on classes and events, go to the  Beebe calendar page at https://www.beebehealthcare.org/calendar.

 

March 29

Singles on the Seashore  — Singles on the Seashore will partake in half-price pasta at Lupo’s Italian Kitchen, starting at 5 p.m. on March 29. For more information, call Sandie at (302) 644-8009.

Intro to Couponing — The Frankford Public Library will hold Introduction to Basic Couponing at 6 p.m. on March 29, in a class designed for those who want to make the most of weekly ads, online coupons and loyalty cards. The goal is to save at least 10 percent off the average weekly grocery bill. Space is limited. Participants must pre-register at the library or online under the Events Calendar at www.frankford.lib.de.us.