Calendar of Events

May 18

PAWS for Reading — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach will host PAWS for Reading for Kids on May 18 at 3:45 p.m., as well-trained teams of dogs and owners provide a supportive, fun way for kids to improve their literacy skills and learn to enjoy reading. Preregistration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Essential Oils — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on May 18 from 1 to 2 p.m. will host a free DIY with Essential Oils as licensed massage therapist Jennifer Rodgers explains how to make personal care products with essential oils. Participants can learn what essential oils are, why they are good for them and how they help people stay healthy, with a display and handouts. For more information, visit the South Coastal Library, 43 Kent Avenue, Bethany Beach, call (302) 539-5231 or visit the website at www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Free concert — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on May 18 from 6 to 7 p.m. will host a free Americana & Celtic Music Concert as Kindred Spirits presents Americana and Celtic music on guitar, banjo and fiddle. For more information, visit the South Coastal Library, 43 Kent Avenue, Bethany Beach, call (302) 539-5231 or visit the website at www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

MSO ‘May Merriment’ — The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra will present “May Merriment” on May 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club in Dagsboro. The event will feature cocktails (one free drink ticket per person), hors d’oevres, “Chinese” and silent auctions and more. Tickets cost $65 per person and include a ticket to a 2017-2018 MSO concert ($38 value). For more information or an invitation, call (302) 537-2394 or email maryloutietz@yahoo.com.

 

May 19

Relay for Life — Relay for Life of Coastal Delaware on Friday, May 19, will be at Beacon Middle School in Lewes for Relay For Life! as part of the fight against cancer. To find out more, visit www.facebook.com/EastSussexRelay or visit www.relayforlife.org.

Advanced driving class — The Indian River Senior Center at 214 Irons Avenue in Millsboro will host an AARP Advanced Defensive Driving Class on Friday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $15 for IRSC members or $20 for non-members. Refreshments will be served. For more information or to register, call (302) 934-8839.

AARP Chorus Concert — The South Coastal DE AARP Chapter Chorus will perform a free concert at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, May 19, at Brandywine Living at Seaside Pointe in Rehoboth Beach. The 40-voice men and women’s chorus will sing ballads, movie themes and popular tunes, under the direction of Ann Jaeger. For more information, call (302) 436-5173.

 

May 20

Boating Course — The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will host a basic boating course at the Millville Volunteer Fire Company’s fire hall in Millville on May 20 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for $10. Satisfactory completion results in a Delaware Boating Certificate. For more information or to register, call (610) 507-7526.

Animal fundraiser — Partners for Paws Delaware will collect pet food for their Pet Food Pantry and Sussex County animal rescues on Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Super Giant at 38069 Town Center Dr., #9, Millville.

Youth Fishing Tourney — The Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park will hold a Fishing Tournament for youths 15 and younger at the fishing pier in Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, on Saturday May 20. Registration begins at 7 a.m., with fishing beginning at 8 a.m., and judging and prizes to be awarded at noon. The rain date is Sunday, May 21. The registration fee is $10. The first 50 participants will receive a free T-shirt. For more information, visit www.friendsofcapehenlopen.org or call (302) 858-6127.

M.S. Walk — On Saturday, May 20, the Pot-Nets Bayside community, at 27450 Pinenbrine Rd., Long Neck (near Paradise Grill), will host a Multiple Sclerosis Walk from 8 to 11 a.m. Registration starts at 8 a.m., followed by a 1K and 3K walk at 9 a.m. Tunnell Companies, sponsor, will match funds raised by Baywood and Pot-Nets residents to support research for a cure to M.S. Register online at www.walkms.org, under thePot-Nets-Bayside location and team WE WALK 4 U; or call Lois Loser at (410) 507-1109.

Silk painting 101 — Local artist Courtni Hale will offer two “Silk Painting 101” workshops at the Rehoboth Art League on Saturday, May 20, and Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students can register for one or both workshops, and Courtni will teach participants how fabric painting differs from canvas painting, how to treat silk to make a stained-glass window effect and how to layer dye to effect translucency. On May 20, participants will create an 18-inch flower-design painting for $100 per person, and on June 9, participants will create a 24-inch nautical painting for $110 per person. All materials are included in the workshop fee. To register for the workshops, go to www.rehobothartleague.org or call the Art League at (302) 227-8408, ext. 112. The workshops will be held at the RAL, at 12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres, Rehoboth Beach.

Genealogy Group — The Sussex County Genealogical Society will meet on Saturday, May 20, 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 Elaine Patterson, an archivists and publisher, who will discuss “After your research — What’s next?” about when and how to compile information into a format for descendants to read. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org.

Children’s Garden — The re-opening of the Children’s Garden at East Coast Garden Center near Millsboro will take place on Saturday, May 20, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., coinciding with Tropical Day. At 10 a.m. Florida native Sandy Lichauer will give a free class about tropical plants. At 11 a.m., the Mr. McGregor Puppet Show will tell the tale of Peter Rabbit. The event will feature free hotdogs, juice boxes, steel drum music and surprises for Mom. Kids will receive a free juice box and aloe plant, in addition to being able to enjoy the features of the garden, including the playground, gem mine, sound garden, misting station, butterfly habitat and crafts. For more information, call (302) 945-3489 or visit eastcoastgardencenter.com.

 

May 21

Fried Chicken Carryout — The Bishopville (Md.) Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will be holding their first Fried Chicken Carryout on Sunday, May 21, to help fund the purchase of a new firetruck. Chicken will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or until sold out). A half-chicken (four pieces) costs $8, while a full chicken (eight pieces) will be available for $14. A bake table will also be available.  Call (443) 235-2926 to arrange for pre-made carry-outs.

Baseball metaphysics  — The metaphysics of baseball will be the topic of discussion at Unity, 98 Rudder Road in Long Neck (Millsboro), on Sunday, May 21, at 10 a.m. Unity is a progressive Christian-based spiritual community open to all. For more information, visit www.unityofrehobothbeach.org.

 

May 22

Cooking class — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on May 22 from noon to 2 p.m. will host a free cooking class with chef Charles Oppman, highlighting sauces, and featuring handouts, recipes, a small tasting and door prizes. For more information, visit the South Coastal Library, 43 Kent Avenue, Bethany Beach, call (302) 539-5231 or visit the website at www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

 

May 23

Lions dine-and-donate — The Millsboro Lions Club will hold a fundraiser at the Blue Water Grill in Millsboro on May 23 from 11 a.m. to close. A percentage of food sales that day will be donated to the club for its service projects. For more information, call Mary Lee Phillips, membership chair, at (302) 945-2607.

Art in the Afternoon — Frankford Public Library will host Art in the Afternoon from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on May 23. Kids can let their creativity loose and explore a variety of artistic styles and crafts with Ms. Trina. Kids and their parents can drop in or stay for the entire time.

 

May 23-25

Beebe uniform sale — The Beebe Medical Center Uniform Sale will be held Tuesday, May 23, through Thursday, May 25, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 23 and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 24 at the Sunshine Cafe, Beebe Medical Center, Savannah Road, Lewes, and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 25 at the Bookhammer Center’s Route 24 Campus, Lewes. For more information, call (302) 947-2640.

 

May 24

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 May 24 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Vegetarian sushi class  — Beebe Healthcare Integrative Health will offer a vegetarian sushi class with Executive Chef Fred Lee at the Lewes Public Library on May 24 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Register for the class online at http://tinyurl.com/hxjkeyx, or for more information about Beebe Integrative Health or class offerings, go to https://www.beebehealthcare.org/patient-care-services/integrative-health.

CCC & Local history  — Local history advocate and author Carol K. Psaros will speak on the “Civilian Conservation Corps Camps & Iconic Spots in 1930s Sussex County” on Wednesday, May 24, at Ocean View Town Hall at 7 p.m. Psaros will share material from her father’s scrapbook and also talk about iconic spots in Depression-day Sussex County.  The lecture is free for OVHS current members and $5 for non-members. Light refreshments will be served, and free parking is available in the town hall parking lots.

‘Cookies with a cop’ — The Frankford Public Library is inviting children to meet Frankford Police Chief Mark Hudson and enjoy some cookies from 4 to 6 p.m. on May 24, as an opportunity to ask questions, share concerns, learn about local law enforcement and try to break down potential barriers in a relaxed, fun setting.

 

May 25

Dance band — The Millsboro Public Library host will the Smooth Sound Dance Band on May 25 at 6 p.m.

Senior companion info — First State Community Action Agency, the Frankford Public Library and other community agencies will provide information on Senior Companion programs and services at the Frankford Public Library from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 25. Senior Companions are volunteers who provide assistance and friendship to seniors and other individuals who have difficulty with daily living tasks. The service they provide is intended to help others live independently in their homes.

Autism Grandparents  — Autism Delaware’s Grandparent Support Group’s May meeting will be held on Thursday, May 25, at 9 a.m. at 17517 Nassau Commons Boulevard, Lewes. The meeting is usually held on the second Thursday of each month. For more information, call (302) 644-3410.

AARP Chorus Concert — The South Coastal DE AARP Chapter Chorus will perform a free concert at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at Gull Creek Senior Living Community in Berlin, Md. The 40-voice men and women’s chorus will sing ballads, movie themes and popular tunes, under the direction of Ann Jaeger. For more information, call (302) 436-5173.

 

May 26

Bake Sale — The Lord Baltimore Women’s Club will host its Annual Bake Sale on May 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hocker’s Supercenter on Route 26 in Clarksville, featuring a variety of cakes, pies, brownies, cookies, and gluten- and sugar-free items. The bake sale will be held rain or shine.

 

May 27

Artisans Fair — The 10th Annual Artisans Fair, benefitting the scholarship fund of the South Coastal Delaware AARP, will be held on May 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Lord Baltimore Elementary School on Route 26 in Ocean View. The event will feature handcrafted art objects from 50 exhibitors, including textiles, fine art, glass, jewelry, photography, woodworking, metalwork and sculpture.  New this year will be an outdoor farmers’ market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will also be a raffle auction of participating artisans’ work, baked goods for sale, a 50-50 cash raffle and lunch and snack items for sale. Admission and parking are free.

Animal fundraiser — Partners for Paws Delaware will collect pet food for their Pet Food Pantry and Sussex County animal rescues on Saturday, May 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Hocker’s Super Center, 34960 Atlantic Ave., Millville.

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 May event will take place on May 27, 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 Bombing of Europe.” Attendees can learn about the Boeing B-17 and its “ball turret gunner.” Dubbed the “Flying Fortress,” the B-17 is considered the most famous bomber of World War II. 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.

Used book & bake sale — St. Martha’s Episcopal Church will hold its first used book and bake sale of the year on Saturday, May 27, at the church on Maplewood Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in Bethany Beach, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., featuring used hardbound and paperback books in good condition, children’s books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles and games. Donated books and other items for the sales can be placed in the bin on the church porch Wednesday through Friday between 9 a.m. and noon all summer. Proceeds from the sales benefit St. Martha’s outreach programs. For more information about the sales or donations, call (302) 539-7444.

Community yard sale — The Commons at Radish Farm, Hickory Hill Road, Millsboro will hold a community yard sale on May 27 from 8 a.m. to noon. The rain date is May 28.

MUMC Bake Sale — Millville United Methodist Church at 36405 Club House Road will host its Bake Sale in the Wesley Hall next to the church on Saturday, May 27, 8 a.m., featuring homemade cakes, pies, cookies, sweet treats and Rada Cutlery. All proceeds go to support mission projects of the Millville United Methodist Women’s Group.

Millsboro Yard Sale — The Millsboro Outdoor Community Yard Sale, to benefit the Millsboro Stars & Stripes event in July, will be held on Saturday, May 27, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (with a rain date of Saturday, June 3), at the Millsboro Town Center. Vendor spaces cost $15, and vendors must bring their own tables. Coffee and a doughnut will be available for $1. For more information, call (302) 934-6777.

 

May 28

Sunday Night Worship — Bethel United Methodist Church in Dagsboro will present Sunday Night Worship, sponsored by the Circle of Friends and the Rev. Susan Sliker, on Sunday, May 28, at 6 p.m. featuring the gospel group The Timmons Family. The public is welcome, and a “love offering” will be taken. Refreshments will follow in the Bethel Center. For more information, call (302) 732-6805.

 

May 31

AARP Chorus Concert — The South Coastal DE AARP Chapter Chorus will perform a free concert at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at Atlantic Shores Rehabilitation & Health Center in Millsboro. The 40-voice men and women’s chorus will sing ballads, movie themes and popular tunes, under the direction of Ann Jaeger. For more information, call (302) 436-5173.

 

June 1

Book Discussion — The AAUW Coastal-Georgetown sponsors an American Library Notable Books Discussion at the Lewes Public Library on the first Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. The book for June 1 is “M Train” by Patti Smith — part memoir, part travelogue and, ultimately, an elegy to her husband. The discussion is open to the public. For more information, call Laura at (302) 332-0340.

 

June 3

Seaside Craft Show — The 13th annual Seaside Craft Show will be held in downtown Bethany Beach on Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Sponsored by the Cultural & Historical Affairs Committee, the juried fine crafts show will feature more than 100 fine crafters along the boardwalk, bandstand area, Garfield Parkway and Parkwood Street. Shoppers can purchase jewelry, pottery, home décor, glass, photography, woodwork and more. Notes on the Beach will perform from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the bandstand. The show is a rain-or-shine event. All weather announcements regarding the show will be made on the Town’s website at www.townofbethanybeach.com.

Carwash fundraiser — The youth group of Frankford U.M. Church will host a carwash fundraiser June 3 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Frankford Volunteer Fire Company parking lot. The cost is $5, and the fundraiser will take place rain or shine.

Strawberry festival — The Indian River Senior Center at 214 Irons Avenue in Millsboro will host its Strawberry Festival and Yard Sale & Craft Show on Saturday, June 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tables are available for rent for $15 for IRSC members or $20 for non-members (inside for crafters/vendors and outside for yard-sale items). Space is limited. For more information, call (302) 934-8839.

FORGE Bowling — FORGE Youth & Family Academy will host its 2nd Annual FORGE Bowling Challenge at Eastern Shore Lanes, Pocomoke, Md., at noon on June 3. The cost is $20 per person, which includes pizza and Pepsi. Prizes will be awarded to the top adult bowler and top youth bowler. All proceeds benefit FORGE Youth & Family Academy. For more information or to register, contact Robert Shrieves at (443) 366-2813.

Antique trunks — The Ocean View Historical Society will present a History Mix at Heirloom Trunks, 30446 Cedar Neck Road, Ocean View, on Saturday, June 3, at 1 p.m., with a rain date of June 5. Antique-trunk restorer Norman Justice will select unique trunks from his collection, and talk about their historical and social significance. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions during the informal presentation and view his workshop. Light refreshments will be served.

Registration is limited to 40 participants, who must contact Carol at ckpsaros@aol.com or (302) 539-5653 to register, in advance. The cost is $5 for current OVHS members or $15 for non-members.

 

June 5-7

Watercolor class — The Rehoboth Art League will offer “Watercolor for Beginners: Beaches, Boats & Sails,” a workshop with watercolorist Gerilyn Gaskill, Monday through Wednesday, June 5 through 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. At the beginning of each session, Gaskill will give a demonstration and then assist painters as needed. The cost of the workshop is $140 per person for members or $175 per person for non-members. To register for the workshop, go to www.rehobothartleague.org or call the RAL at (302) 227-8408, ext. 112. All classes are held at the Rehoboth Art League, located at 12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres, Rehoboth Beach.

 

June 6

Acrylic painting Basics — The Rehoboth Art League will offer “Acrylic Painting Basics” with local artist Myndi Smithers on Tuesday nights, June 6 through 27, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. The classes will cover color theory and mixing acrylic colors, and composition, as well as painting and brush techniques.  The cost for the series of acrylic painting classes is $100 for members or $135 for non-members. To register for the classes, go to www.rehobothartleague.org or call the RAL at (302) 227-8408, ext. 112. All classes are held at the Rehoboth Art League, located at 12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres, Rehoboth Beach.

 

June 8

Fairways for families — The Alana Rose Foundation will present the golf fundraiser Hitting Fairways for Families on June 8 at Cripple Creek Country Club. Registration and lunch will be at 11 a.m., with a shotgun scramble at 12:30 p.m. and dinner by Taste Events at 5:30 p.m. Visit TheAlanaRoseFoundation.org for tickets and details.

Shades of Blue concert — The Frankford Public Library will host the Shades of Blue in concert on June 8 at 7 p.m., featuring jazz and funk music. The concert series is sponsored by a grant from Delaware Division of Libraries.

Watercolor basics — The Rehoboth Art League will offer “Watercolor Painting Basics” with local artist Myndi Smithers, on Thursday evenings from June 8 through 29, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. Students will concentrate on how to render their subject and learn the secrets of a good composition, and brush techniques and water control will be practiced as Smithers encourages experimentation and developing a personal style. The cost of the series of classes is $100 for members or $135 for non-members. To register for the classes, go to www.rehobothartleague.org or call the RAL at (302) 227-8408, ext. 112. All classes are held at the Rehoboth Art League, located at 12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres, Rehoboth Beach.

AARP Chorus Concert — The South Coastal DE AARP Chapter Chorus will perform a free concert at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach. The 40-voice men and women’s chorus will sing ballads, movie themes and popular tunes, under the direction of Ann Jaeger. For more information, call (302) 436-5173.

 

June 9

Silk painting 101 — Local artist Courtni Hale will offer a “Silk Painting 101” workshop at the Rehoboth Art League on Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Courtni will teach participants how fabric painting differs from canvas painting, how to treat silk to make a stained-glass window effect and how to layer dye to effect translucency. Participants will create a 24-inch nautical painting for $110 per person. All materials are included in the workshop fee. To register for the workshop, go to www.rehobothartleague.org or call the Art League at (302) 227-8408, ext. 112. The workshop will be held at the RAL, at 12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres, Rehoboth Beach.

Furniture painting 101 — Jayne’s Reliable will host Furniture Painting 101 on Friday, June 9, from 6 to 8 p.m., featuring a hands-on lecture/demonstration on painting furniture with chalk-type paint. The cost is $45, all supplies included. Space is limited. For more information or to register, call (302) 927-0049.

AARP Chorus Concert — The South Coastal DE AARP Chapter Chorus will perform a free concert at 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 9, at Cadia Rehabilitation Renaissance on Route 24 in Millsboro. The 40-voice men and women’s chorus will sing ballads, movie themes and popular tunes, under the direction of Ann Jaeger. For more information, call (302) 436-5173.

 

June 10

Forge Anniversary — FORGE Youth will celebrate its second anniversary on Saturday, June 10, at the Frankford Town Park, from 3 to 6 p.m., and is inviting the community to join the free celebration. Those attending can bring their best side dish or dessert for a chance to win a $50 cash prize. For more information, contact Tara Barrett-Shrieves at (443) 513-1048 or e-mail info@forgeyouth.org.

 

June 12-16

Acrylic painting class — The Rehoboth Art League will offer a five-day class on the basics of acrylic painting with artist Steve Rogers in “Working with Acrylics,” Monday through Friday, June 12 through 16, from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Beginner and more experienced painters can learn how to work from photographs, prepare panels and canvases, and see demonstrations of techniques as they work on their own paintings. The cost of the week-long series of classes is $150 for members or $185 for non-members. To register for the class, go to www.rehobothartleague.org or call the RAL at (302) 227-8408, ext. 112. All classes are held at the Rehoboth Art League, located at 12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres, Rehoboth Beach.

 

June 13

AARP Chorus Concert — The South Coastal DE AARP Chapter Chorus will perform a free concert at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, at the Millville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on Route 26 in Millville. The 40-voice men and women’s chorus will sing ballads, movie themes and popular tunes, under the direction of Ann Jaeger. For more information, call (302) 436-5173.

 

June 15

Team Trivia — The Selbyville Public Library will present live-hosted team trivia on June 15 at 5:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by a grant from Delaware Division of Libraries.

 

June 16

Community shred — County Bank at 36754 Old Mill Road in Millville will host a free shred event on Friday, June 16, from noon to 3 p.m. Members of the public can bring up to three banker-sized boxes per person, and organizers will also be accepting canned food donations for local food pantries. For more information, call (302) 537-0900.

 

June 17

Juneteenth event — The Annual Juneteenth Celebration, featuring a parade, music, food, entertainment and rides for children, will be held on Saturday, June 17, at 11 a.m. on the Richard Allen School Grounds at l 316 South Railroad Avenue, Georgetown. People can also rent spaces to sell goods at the event. For information, call (302) 858-4467 or email jazz41848@gmail.com or richardallenelementary@yahoo.com.

 

June 24

Yard & Bake Sale — Dagsboro Gospel Fellowship Church will host a yard and bake sale on June 24, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church at 29585 Armory Road. A limited number of tables will be available at no charge. For more information or to reserve a table by June 15, call (302) 376-8908 and leave a message.