Calendar of Events

July 20

Team Trivia — The Millsboro Public Library will present live-hosted team trivia on July 20 at 6:30 p.m.

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

 

July 21

Furniture Painting 101 — Jayne’s Reliable will host Furniture Painting 101 on Friday, July 21, 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.

Summer Cruise-in & BBQ — Magee Farms, located at 34857 Lighthouse Road near Selbyville, will host a series of Summer Cruise-In & BBQ events from 5 to 8 p.m. on Fridays, July 21, Aug. 4 and 18, and Sept. 1. All cars, trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles are welcome to participate, with no registration required. In addition to produce from Magee Farms, Hocker’s BBQ truck will be on-site. For more information, call Magee Farms at (302) 524-8128.

Teen/Tween Crafternoon — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on July 21 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. will host Teen/Tween Crafternoon, when those ages 10 to 17 will use permanent markers and self-stick gems to decorate a fabric tote bag. The event is free, and all materials are provided, but pre-registration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Southern gospel concert — The Williamsons will perform Southern gospel music on Friday, July 21, at 7 p.m. at the Odyssey Church. The concert is free, but a “love offering” will be taken.

 

July 21-22

Quilt show — The Ocean Wavers Quilt Guild’s annual quilt show, this year titled “Peach Blossom — Quilts in the Orchard,” will take place on July 21 and 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes. Admission costs $8 for the day or $14 for both days. The event will feature guest lecturers and workshops, quilt appraisals (by appointment, contact Carol Fisher at (302) 645-9567), basket raffle, judged quilt display, demonstrations, Merchant Mart and Second Time Around, with free parking available and food service on-site. For more information, visit ­www.oceanwavesquiltguild.org.

Used book sale — The Friends of the Millsboro Public Library will host their annual used book sale from noon to 7 p.m. on July 21 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 22, featuring books of all kinds, CDs, DVDs and more. Paperbacks cost $1 and hardbacks $2.

Democrats door-to-door — Local Democrats will participate in a door-to-door community project, as part of their “Resistance Summer Program” to find out what local communities are thinking, on July 21 and 22 from 2 to 6 p.m. For more information, call (302) 858-4272.

 

July 22

Family Fun Day — FORGE Youth & Family Academy will host a Family Fun Day and Cornhole Tournament at the House of Mercy on Route 113, north of Selbyville, on Saturday, July 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will include carnival-style games, field-day events, face painting, a bounce house, food and more. The entry fee for the Cornhole Tournament, at noon, is $10 per person. All proceeds will benefit FORGE Youth & Family Academy. For more information or to register for the cornhole tournament, contact Robert Shrieves at (443) 366-2813 or e-mail info@forgeyouth.org.

Seafood & Art Festival — The Indian River Inlet 9th Annual Seafood & Art Festival will be held on Saturday, July 22, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Delaware Seashore State Park’s Indian River Marina at 39415 Inlet Road. The event will include craft vendors and artisans, Lollypop the Clown, live music from Jimmy G, fresh seafood and platters and family-friendly fun. Foods on offer will include scallop skewers, chowders, crabcakes, fried oyster sandwiches and more. Admission is free. For more information, call (302) 227-3071 or visit www.destateparks.com.

Yard & Bake Sale — Roxana Zion United Methodist Church will hold its annual Yard & Bake Sale beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, at 35914 Zion Church Road, Frankford. Scrapple-, egg-and-cheese breakfast sandwiches will be for sale from 8 to 10 a.m., and beginning at 11 a.m., hotdogs, chips and drinks will be for sale for lunch. The event is sponsored by the Mission Seekers ladies group in order to raise funds in support of their outreach programs to assist those in need within the community. For further information, call Delores at (302) 436-5936.

Barbecued spare ribs — A barbecued spare ribs dinner will be hosted on Saturday, July 22, by the Sussex County Eagles Ladies Auxiliary, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 4528, 35083 Atlantic Ave., Millville. The spare rib dinner includes baked beans, potato salad, cornbread and dessert. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at the Aerie or by calling (302) 616-2937.

Meet the artist — Jayne’s Reliable will hold a meet-the-artist event on July 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring Annapolis artist Katherine Carney.

AYCE chicken dinner — Sound United Methodist Church will host an all-you-can-eat chicken dinner on Saturday, July 22, from 3 to 6 p.m., at the church on Route 54, a half-mile west of Route 20. Adults pay $15, and children pay $8. For more information, call (302) 539-9075.

 

July 23

Gospel concert — Bethel United Methodist Church, located at 28311 Clayton Street in Dagsboro, will present a gospel concert on Sunday, July 23, beginning at 6 p.m., sponsored by The Circle of Friends and the Rev. Susan Sliker, featuring the gospel group Joyful Noise. All are welcome. Refreshments will follow in Bethel Center. For further information, call (302) 732-6805.

Battery 519 tours — Tours of the Fort Miles’ bunker, located in Cape Henlopen State Park, led by the Fort Miles Historical Association, will be offered at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Admission costs $5.00. Tourgoers should meet at the battery’s 16-inch gun 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

 

July 25

Fenwick Flicks: ‘Zootopia’ — Families can enjoy beach activities and a free showing of Disney’s “Zootopia” on July 25 at 6 p.m. Those attending should bring chairs, blankets or picnic items for the movie on the beach at Bayard Street in Fenwick Island.

Art Exploration for kids — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on July 25 from 2 to 3 p.m. will host Art Exploration for children ages 5 to 8. Jackie Boyd will offer a story, and the children will learn how to draw an illustration from the book. The event is free, but in-person pre-registration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

 

July 25-26

Democrats phone bank — Local Democrats will participate in a phone bank on July 25 and 26, as part of their “Resistance Summer Program” to find out what local communities are thinking. For more information, call (302) 858-4272.

 

July 26

Children’s Storytime — The Fenwick Island Barefoot Garden Club will host Children’s Storytime in the Park at the Fenwick Island gazebo on Wednesday, July 26, at 10 a.m. Along with the book readings, the children will also help with the growing of plants in the vegetable garden in the park and will be able to watch caterpillars change into butterflies, provide habitat for them and learn about protecting the environment.

Teen Team Trivia — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on July 26 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. will host Teen Team Trivia, offering the chance to team up with friends and make new ones as children ages 12 to 17 test their trivia skills. Prizes will be awarded to winning team members. The event is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

 

July 26-27

Heavenly Lunch — The Ocean View Presbyterian Church’s Women’s Circle will host its annual Heavenly Lunch, in conjunction with the annual cottage tour, on Wednesday and Thursday, July 26 and 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featured items include California chicken salad, fresh fruit, Caesar salad, pasta salad, rolls, beverages (including fresh-brewed iced tea) and dessert. The cost is $12, with free parking and takeout available. The church is located at 67 Central Avenue, near the Route 26 intersection. All proceeds support the missions of the Women's Circle.

Beach & Bay Cottage Tour — The 26th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour, to benefit the Friends of the South Coastal Library, will feature 10 homes in the Bethany Beach area from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, July 26-27. Tickets cost $30 and can be purchased at the library, at times on the schedule posted there. For more information, go to www.beachandbaycottagetour.com, stop at the library or leave a message with the Friends at (302) 537-5828.

 

July 27

Kids’ Mandala Sun Catcher Craft — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on July 27 from 2 to 2:45 p.m. will host a Mandala Sun Catcher Craft for children ages 6 to 8. Participants will learn the history of mandalas and create their own mandala suncatcher to take home.  The class is free, but in-person pre-registration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

 

July 28

Family movie night: ‘The Jungle Book’ — The River Church will host an outdoor family movie night on Friday, July 28, featuring the 2016 version of “The Jungle Book,” with the movie beginning at 8:15 p.m. Water and popcorn will be provided free of charge. Attendees should bring chairs or blankets and any other movie snacks they wish. The church is located at 35175 Roxana Road, Frankford.

 

July 28-29

Used book sale — The Friends of the Millsboro Public Library will host their annual used book sale from noon to 7 p.m. on July 28 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 29, featuring books of all kinds, CDs, DVDs and more. Paperbacks cost $1 and hardbacks $2.

 

July 29

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, July 29, starting at 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.

Pickleball Dink Challenge — The First State Pickleball Club/Vickie York…at the beach Realty Pickleball Dink Challenge will be held on Saturday, July 29, starting at 8 a.m. at the home courts behind John M. Clayton Elementary School in Frankford, whose programs will be the beneficiary of the event. The skill-level challenge, from 2.0 to 4.0+, will start with men’s and women’s doubles at 8 a.m. and conclude with mixed doubles around noon. A “Chinese Auction” with some prizes from local businesses will be held at noon. For more information and a registration form, go to the club’s website at www.firststatepickleball.org.

Yard sale fundraiser — The Odyssey Church will host a yard sale fundraiser on Saturday, July 29, starting at 6:30 a.m.

 

July 30

Byzantine Eucharistic Liturgy — A Catholic Byzantine Rite Eucharistic Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Edmund Roman Catholic Church, 409 King Charles Street, Rehoboth Beach, on July 30 and Aug. 27, beginning at 6 p.m. The Rev. Volodymyr Klanichka of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Wilmington will celebrate the Divine Liturgy. (The Byzantine Rite is under the Pope and in communion with the Roman Catholic Church. The Mass is in English, and fulfills the Sunday obligation.) All are welcome.

 

July 31

Nightclub Two-Step — Professional dance instructor John Brillantes will teach the Nightclub Two-Step on July 31 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach. No partner is required for the free class, but attendees should wear leather-soled shoes (no flip-flops). For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Chill Out Matinee — Kids ages 12 to 17 can get out of the hot sun and chill out with an anime film (not rated), popcorn and ice cream on July 31 from 1:30 to 3:45 p.m. The matinee is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

The Age of Jackson — In the first of a three-part series, Bill Gudelunas will examine Andrew Jackson’s impact on American politics and parallels with the Trump presidency, on July 31 from 6 to 7:15 p.m. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

 

Aug. 1

Socrates Cafe — People from varied backgrounds will gather at Bethany Beach Christian Church  on Aug. 1 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.

Crafts with Autism Delaware — Autism Delaware will offer free summer arts and crafts activities for people 8 or older with autism spectrum disorders on Tuesday, Aug. 1, from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Avenue in Lewes. (Parents or guardians are expected to stay on-premises during the class.) To register, contact gail.hecky@delautism.org or call (302) 644-3410.

 

Aug. 3

‘Moana’ by the shore — “Moana” will be shown Aug. 3 at 8:30 p.m. on the beach at South 3rd Street, hosted by the Town of South Bethany. Families should bring chairs or blankets. Free popcorn and glow sticks for children will be offered.

Public bingo — The Indian River Senior Center at 214 Irons Avenue will host public bingo on Saturday, Aug. 3. There will be a $500 Cookie Jar and $250 jackpot. Admission costs $15, and doors will open at 6 p.m. For more information, call (302) 934-8839.

Book discussion — The AAUW Coastal-Georgetown sponsors an American Notable Books Discussion at the Lewes Public Library on the first Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon, open to the public. The book for Aug. 3 is “The Nightengale” by Kristen Hannah, “an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II.” For more information, call Laura at (302) 332-0340.

 

Aug. 4

Summer Cruise-in & BBQ — Magee Farms, located at 34857 Lighthouse Road near Selbyville, will host a series of Summer Cruise-In & BBQ events from 5 to 8 p.m. on Fridays, Aug. 4 and 18, and Sept. 1. All cars, trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles are welcome to participate, with no registration required. In addition to produce from Magee Farms, Hocker’s BBQ truck will be on-site. For more information, call Magee Farms at (302) 524-8128.

 

Aug. 10

Team trivia — The Frankford Public Library will presents live-hosted team trivia on Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. Attendees should bring their thinking cap and some friends.

 

Aug. 10-12

FOSCL Summer Book Sale — The Friends of South Coastal Library will hold its annual Summer Book Sale at the South Coastal Library, 43 Kent Avenue in Bethany Beach, on Thursday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 11, from 1 to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale includes books and materials for adults, children and teens and as well as DVDs and CDs. Payment is by cash or check only. For more information, call (302) 537-5661.

 

Aug. 15

Socrates Cafe — People from varied backgrounds will gather at Bethany Beach Christian Church  on Aug. 15 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.

 

Aug. 18

Summer Cruise-in & BBQ — Magee Farms, located at 34857 Lighthouse Road near Selbyville, will host a series of Summer Cruise-In & BBQ events from 5 to 8 p.m. on Fridays, Aug. 18 and Sept. 1. All cars, trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles are welcome to participate, with no registration required. In addition to produce from Magee Farms, Hocker’s BBQ truck will be on-site. For more information, call Magee Farms at (302) 524-8128.

 

Aug. 19

AYCE fried chicken — The Roxana Volunteer Fire Company will host its Famous All-You-Can-Eat Fried Chicken Dinner on Aug. 19 with tickets sold from 4 to 7 p.m., for $14 for adults or carryout and $7 for children younger than 10. Dinner includes fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, homemade coleslaw, string beans, apple sauce and rolls. There will also be a bake sale by the Ladies Auxiliary. Another dinner is scheduled for Sept. 9.

 

Aug. 24

Senior center casino trip — The Indian River Senior Center is sponsoring a trip to the Harrington casino on Aug. 24. The cost is $15 for members or $25 for non-members, including $15 free play and $7 toward the all-you-can-eat buffet. Seating on the bus is limited, so early reservations are being encouraged. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Maggie Smith at (302) 947-2274.

 

Aug. 26

Kitchen Kettle Village trip — The Indian River Senior Center is sponsoring a bus trip for a day of shopping at Kitchen Kettle Village (no outlets) in Lancaster, Pa., on Saturday, Aug. 26, leaving the center at 7 a.m. and returning at 7 p.m. The cost is $40 per person. For more informaiton or to register, call Fran Harrison at (302) 545-3797.

 

Aug. 27

Byzantine Eucharistic Liturgy — A Catholic Byzantine Rite Eucharistic Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Edmund Roman Catholic Church, 409 King Charles Street, Rehoboth Beach, on Aug. 27, beginning at 6 p.m. The Rev. Volodymyr Klanichka of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Wilmington will celebrate the Divine Liturgy. (The Byzantine Rite is under the Pope and in communion with the Roman Catholic Church. The Mass is in English, and fulfills the Sunday obligation.) All are welcome.

 

Aug. 29

Crafts with Autism Delaware — Autism Delaware will offer free summer arts and crafts activities for people 8 or older with autism spectrum disorders on Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Avenue in Lewes. (Parents or guardians are expected to stay on-premises during the class.) To register, contact gail.hecky@delautism.org or call (302) 644-3410.

 

Sept. 1

Summer Cruise-in & BBQ — Magee Farms, located at 34857 Lighthouse Road near Selbyville, will host the final event in a series of Summer Cruise-In & BBQ events from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1. All cars, trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles are welcome to participate, with no registration required. In addition to produce from Magee Farms, Hocker’s BBQ truck will be on-site. For more information, call Magee Farms at (302) 524-8128.

 

Sept. 9

AYCE fried chicken — The Roxana Volunteer Fire Company will host its Famous All-You-Can-Eat Fried Chicken Dinner on Sept. 9 with tickets sold from 4 to 7 p.m., for $14 for adults or carryout and $7 for children younger than 10. Dinner includes fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, homemade coleslaw, string beans, apple sauce and rolls. There will also be a bake sale by the Ladies Auxiliary.


Continuing Events

Food events:

VFW Chicken Shack — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7234, Ocean View, hosts its Chicken Shack BBQ at the National Guard on Route 1, north of Bethany Beach, every Saturday until Labor Day, starting at 9 a.m. All proceeds benefit local veteran and community causes. The public is welcome.

AYCA Sunday Breakfast — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7234, Ocean View, hosts an all-you-can-eat Sunday Breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon every week until Labor Day. All proceeds benefit local veteran and community causes. The public is welcome. The cost is $9 for adults or $5 for children.

Dollar dinner — First State community dinners are held on the third Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at First State Community Action Agency (308 N. Railroad Ave.) in Georgetown.  Guests receive a hearty meal, plus nutrition information and budget-friendly shopping tips. Community dinners are open to all individuals and families for $1 per person. Seating is limited. Call MaryAnn Morris at (302) 856-7761, ext. 139, to reserve a seat. Learn more at www.firststatecaa.org.

Eagles events — The Fraternal Order of Eagles #4528 on Atlantic Avenue in Millville hosts Flip Five bar games open to the public every Monday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. with a full dinner menu, dinner specials and refreshments available. Their summer Saturday $7 pit beef sandwich specials start May 27 and continue every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Labor Day. For more information, contact treasurer.foe4528@yahoo.com or call (302) 616-2937.

Shrimp night — American Legion Post 24 is holding Friday Night Specials, consisting of a pound of shrimp for $11. Take-outs are $11. Also available is hot wings, with French fries and cole slaw for $5; and chicken fingers, with French fries and cole slaw for $6. A side order of onion petals is available for $2.50. The specials run from 5 to 8 p.m., and karaoke will follow.

Cheesesteak dinners — American Legion Post 24, in Dagsboro, is serving cheesesteaks every Monday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. Guests can try the new cheesesteaks with Amish sauce.

Moose Lodge specials — East Sussex Moose Lodge on Mt. Zion Road in Frankford is offering weekly activities and food specials: on Tuesday nights, drop-in shuffle bowling at 6 p.m. and line dancing lessons at 6:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, four-piece fried chicken dinner specials; Thursdays, cheesesteak or hamburger specials; Fridays, various dinner specials; and Saturdays, entertainment.

FI Farmers’ Market — The Fenwick Island Farmers’ Market is open on Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon at Warren’s Station restaurant, 1406 Coastal Highway, until Sept. 8.

Bethany Farmers’ Market — The Bethany Beach Farmers’ Market is open on Sundays from 8 a.m. to noon at the PNC Bank parking lot at Garfield Parkway & Pennsylvania Avenue, until Sept. 10.

Sea Colony farmers’ market — The Farmers’ Market at Sea Colony is open on Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to noon at the Marketplace at Sea Colony shopping center parking lot on Route 1 south of Bethany Beach, until Aug. 30.

 

Fitness/Wellness: 

Yoga on the Beach — Beachgoers can stretch to the sounds of the sea every Tuesday and Thursday from June 3 to Sept. 2, with Yoga on the Beach at South 5th Street in South Bethany, from 8 to 8:45 a.m. All abilities welcome, and payment is by donation for the class taught by Tikiri Shapiro of Lighthouse Dance & Yoga.

Beach Boot Camp — Exercise classes will be offered on the beach every Tuesday and Saturday through August, at North 6th Street in South Bethany from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. The fee for the class, taught by Mel and Kim Royster of the Ocean City Fitness Craze, is by donation.

Free CPR course — Beebe Healthcare will host free community CPR courses at 9 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month at Beebe Healthcare’s Medical Center in Lewes, for non-medical members of the community. Reservations are required to attend these courses. The class includes facilitation by a trained volunteer and a small reference book. It is not a full-certification CPR class, and cards are not issued. Register for upcoming classes by calling (302) 645-3248.

Tai chi — The Cape Henlopen Senior Center is hosting Tai Chi classes on Tuesdays, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., and on Fridays, from 11:05 a.m. to noon. For more information, call (302) 227-2055, Mondays through Fridays, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Zumba Gold — The Cape Henlopen Senior Center is hosting Zumba Gold classes from 9:05 to 10 a.m. For more information, call (302) 227-2055, Mondays through Fridays, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Heart Association classes — The American Heart Association holds classes weekly. Visit CPRDelaware.com for more information or call (302) 462-5594.

Line dancing — The Cape Henlopen Senior Center is hosting line dancing courses on Mondays at 1 p.m. For more information, call (302) 227-2055, Mondays through Fridays, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Ski club — The Wilmington Ski Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the Hockessin Fire Company Memorial Hall(The websites show that locations vary per meeting) at 7:30 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone interested in skiing, snowboarding and other outdoor activities. For more information, visit www.wilmski.com or call (302) 792-0656.

Ski club — The Salisbury Ski Club meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Knights of Columbus building in Salisbury, Md. at 7:30 p.m. (The first meeting in September will be held at the Tall Tales Brewing Company located at 6929 Heron Grove Ct, Parsonsburg, MD)  For more information, call (302) 542-9400, or visit their site at www.salisburyskiclub.com.

Fit for Christ — “Fit for Christ” exercise classes are held at Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View. They include “Tuning Up the Temple” on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 to 10 a.m. (These are session-based, so call Carol at (302) 829-8759 to find the details.) There are also Zumba classes on Mondays at 4:30 p.m., with instructor Shantel Willey, for $4 per class drop-in fee. In addition, there will be yoga at 5:15 p.m. each Wednesday with Tina Bunting, and Thursdays at 9 a.m. with Pat Wood, with a $5 drop-in fee. Starting July 1, yoga will also be offered on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m., taught by Patty Winkler. All classes are open to the community, and all are welcome

CPR classes — The American Heart Association will offer CPR/AED, BLS and First Aid courses on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and some Saturdays, at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Call (302) 462-5594 for more information or to sign up, or visit www.cprdelaware.com. 

TOPS meets — Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Berlin, Md., Group 0331, meets at the Worcester County Health Center in Berlin every Tuesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. TOPS is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. For more information, email jeanduck47@gmail.com.

Tai chi — Tai Chi for Radiant Health will be held on the deck of the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce building every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 to 9 a.m., from June 1 to Labor Day. These are easy-to-learn exercises, and participants should wear loose clothing and flat shoes. The certified instructor is Jim Mace. A $5 fee is requested. 

 

Support groups:

Mental health support — The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Delaware (NAMI Delaware) hosts free support meetings: NAMI Connection, for adults living with a mental health condition, facilitated by peers in recovery themselves, meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 6 p.m. at the Easter Seals Center in Georgetown; Family Support Groups, for family members, loved ones and caregivers of adults with mental health conditions, on the second and the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Lewes Presbyterian Church; and support groups in Spanish, for families, loved ones and caregivers (for more information, call (302) 415-4356). [Grupos de apoyo mensuales para familiares, seres queridos y cuidadores.  Para más información llame (302) 415-4356.] Call NAMI Delaware for more information, at (302) 427-0787.

Pain support — Pain Linx, an education and support group that focuses on awareness, education, sharing and support for people with chronic pain, meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the new Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Ave., Lewes, from 2 to 3 p.m. New facilitator Rita Williams, MA, CHES, a health coach with Beebe Healthcare, will be leading the sessions. Call (302) 645-3528 for more information.

Alateen meeting —  A new Alateen meeting for those 12-17, is now being held at Ocean View Presbyterian Church on 67 Central Avenue, Ocean View. Alateen, part of the Al-Anon Family Groups, is a fellowship of young people whose lives have been affected by alcoholism in a family member or close friend. They come together to share experiences, strength and hope with one another. Meetings are held on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.  For more information, call Judy P. at (703) 405-3832 or Pam R. at (443) 398-0149.

Nar-Anon group — Nar-Anon is a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction. There will be a Nar-Anon Family Group meeting at Ocean View Presbyterian Church on Wednesday nights from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information, call Wanda at (302) 462-6111 or Kathy at (302) 858-2528.

Al-Anon — Al-Anon is a support group for the families and friends of alcoholics. Meetings are held every Tuesday, from 7 to 8 p.m., at Ocean View Presbyterian Church. For more meeting times and places, visit www.marydelalanon.org.

Grief support group — Mariner's Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View hosts a grief support group on the second and fourth Mondays of each month beginning Monday, March 27, at 10:30 a.m. in Room 209. The group has been meeting since November 2016 and is now using GriefShare, a Christian-based program with 13 sessions designed to encourage and give hope to people who are grieving the death of loved ones. The sessions include a video presentation and discussion questions. Materials are also provided for journal reflection. For more information, call (302) 539-9510.

Business support — BNI Rehoboth | Networkers meets every Thursday in Lewes for lunch. This is a group of local businesses who help each other grow. For more information, call Patti Brown at (302) 448-5047.

AA group — AA meets every Monday night in the Community Lutheran Church fellowship hall at 8 p.m. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call the church at (302) 732-1156.

Gamblers Anonymous — Gamblers Anonymous meets at St. Martha’s Episcopal Church every Monday at 7 p.m. For more information, call (302) 228-3624.

AA Seaside Acceptance — Alcoholics Anonymous’ Seaside Acceptance Group holds an open meeting every Sunday at 4 p.m. at St. George’s United Methodist Church, Omar Road, Frankford.

 

Religious Events: 

Praise & worship service — Millville United Methodist Church holds their Praise and Worship Service every Saturday at 6 p.m. The church is located at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Club House Road.

Youth ministries — FORGE Youth & Family Academy holds its Friday Fun-Fest every Friday, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the House of Mercy (use side entrance) at 36674 Dupont Highway in Selbyville. Each meeting includes a small meal, music, games and a life lesson. FORGE is an ecumenical youth ministry designed to help break the cycle of bad choices. All are welcome. For more information call or text Rob Shrieves at (443) 366-2813, e-mail info@forgeyouth.org  or visit FORGE on the web at www.forgeyouth.org.

FORGE discussion group — Every Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m., FORGE Youth & Family Academy hosts the FORGE Round Table Discussion Group at House of Mercy, 36674 S. Dupont Highway, Selbyville. The group is intended to respectfully discusses religion, politics, faith and family foundations.  All are welcome. For more information, contact Tara Barrett-Shrieves at (443) 513-1048 or e-mail info@forgeyouth.org.

Agape Senior Center — The Agape Senior Center offers continental breakfast, Bible study and a noon lunch each Wednesday, starting at 9:30 a.m., at the Community Church of Oak Orchard, on Route 5 (Oak Orchard Road), across from the fire department. For more information, call (302) 945-0633 or (302) 947-1439.

Ancient Order of Hibernians meetings — The Ocean City Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians meets the second Saturday of each month at the Knights of Columbus Hall (100th Street, Ocean City, Md.). Membership is open to Catholics who have Irish heritage. For more information, call Bob McCarthy at (410) 250-7821.

Bible study — Bible study is being held every Monday in the fellowship hall of Community Lutheran Church at noon. For more information, call the church at (302) 732-1156.

Youth group — We are Zeke 37 meets on Sunday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Salem United Methodist Church in Selbyville. For more information, visit www.sumc.com/zeke-37-youth.

Socrates Café — The Bethany Beach Christian Church is sponsoring the Socrates Café, a group of individuals from different backgrounds discussing philosophical ideas, at the Bethany Beach Christian Church chapel on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 537-9417 or send an email to rm.hendrix@mchsi.com.

Bible study — The Odyssey Church in Selbyville is hosting a small weekly group Bible study and fellowship meeting on Thursday nights at 7 p.m., at 2 Discovery Lane in Selbyville. Study topics are led in a series format. For more information, visit www.TheOdysseyChurch.com.

Aging Faithfully — An event for seniors, “Aging Faithfully,” is held the second Tuesday of each month at Wesley Hall at Millville United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Refreshments and entertainment vary every meeting. Parking is available behind the church and hall.

Exploring Catholicism — Those who would like to explore membership in the Catholic Church can attend classes in group sessions for adult inquirers at St. Ann’s in Bethany Beach on the third  Tuesday of every month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, contact JoAnna Keller in the Religious Education office at (302) 539-5443.

Healing Prayer Service — Mariners Bethel Church holds its Healing Prayer Service on the second Saturday of each month. For more information, call (302) 539-9510.

The Underground — The Surfer’s Fellowship will host a weekly worship movement on West Road in Ocean View. For more information, call 537-6287 or e-mail roywow@aol.com.

Dagsboro Bible study — A Bible study “exploring God's Miracles with music and interactive teaching” is being held at the Katie Helm Park gazebo in Dagsboro on Monday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m. Icy refreshments are being provided. Contact Colleen and Anthony at BeachApostleVineyard@gmail.com for more information.

 

Special Interest groups: 

Jamming by the Sea — A group of music enthusiasts is inviting musicians of any instrument and all skill levels to join in an acoustic circle at St. Matthews by-the-Sea at 1000 Coastal Highway in Fenwick Island. Sing-a-longs are welcome, and an audience is always appreciated. There is no charge to join, listen or receive help to learn an instrument. The group meets on the first and third Fridays of each month, from 4 to 6 p.m., with a mid-way break for coffee and cookies. For more information, call Merle at (302) 436-1938.

Inland Bays Foundation — The Inland Bays Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to cleaning up the waters of Delaware’s Indian River, Rehoboth and Little Assawoman Bays and their watersheds, holds public meetings on the second Tuesday of every month, generally at the South Coastal Library, 43 Kent Avenue in Bethany Beach, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. (The April and May meetings will be held at Bethany Beach Town Hall.) For more information, visit their Facebook page or their website, at www.inlandbaysfoundation.org.

Millsboro Lions Club — The Millsboro Lions Club meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from September through May at 6:45 p.m. at Ocean Grille on Long Neck Road in Millsboro. The group accepts donations of medical equipment that is available to the public. Those in need of medical equipment should call David at (302) 604-2990. The group also collects eyeglasses — prescription, readers and sunglasses — in boxes located throughout Millsboro, including outside of the Medical Equipment Building located on Railroad Avenue across from Bodie’s in Millsboro. For more information about joining the club, contact Mary Lee at (302) 945-2607. 

Toastmasters — Southern Delaware Toastmasters meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Georgetown Public Library 123 West Pine Street Georgetown, DE 19947United States. Toastmasters is a non-profit organization that gives its members the opportunity to develop and improve their public speaking and leadership abilities through local club meetings, training seminars and contests. Toastmasters International (www.toastmasters.org) includes more than 332,000 men and women in more than 15,400 clubs in more than 135 countries.

Alzheimer’s caregiver support — An Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group meets on the first Thursday of each month at the Coastal Leisure CHEER Senior Center at 6 p.m. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, call Jamie Magee at (302) 854-9788.

Senior center art group — The Cape Henlopen Senior Center is hosting an art group on Tuesdays from 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. The group focuses on acrylic watercolor work. For more information, call (302) 227-2055, Mondays through Fridays, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m

AARP meetings — The South Coastal Chapter of AARP 5226 meets the third Tuesday of each month, except for July and August, at Cripple Creek. The luncheon is at noon, with the business meeting and program starting at 1 p.m. Reservations are required for the luncheon and can be made by calling Mary Ann Dougherty at (302) 541-9412. Membership dues are $7 per year, in addition to the national membership. For information, call Lee Shoff at (302) 539-6952 or Enid Levine at (302) 541-5639, or visit their website at www.aarp5226.org.

Railroad club — The Delaware Seaside Railroad Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. For information and location of the meeting, call Bill Mixon at 827-4278.

Lions meetings — The Fenwick Island Lions Club, serving Fenwick, Roxana, Selbyville and South Bethany, welcomes all area residents and visiting Lions to its luncheon meetings at Harpoon Hanna’s on Route 54 at noon on the first and third Monday of each month. Its 65 members, both men and women, have a mission to make a positive difference in the community and have fun at the same time. For more information, call (302) 436-8216 or visit www.filc22d.org.

Needlepointers — The Seashore Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild meets the first Monday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the CHEER Community Center, at the corner of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road. For more information, call Linda at (302) 644-1523..

Kiwanis meets — Kiwanis Club of Coastal Delaware meets the second Wednesday of every month at the Rehoboth Beach Country Club at noon for a luncheon meeting. The club also meets the first and third Thursdays of every month at Café 26 in Ocean View for an evening meeting at 6:30 p.m. For more information, or to volunteer for service projects, call 537-7979. The first meeting is free.

Local Democrats — The 38th Representative District Democratic Party meets on the first Wednesday of each month at South Coastal Library at 7 p.m. For more information, call Mohammad at (302) 604-7523.

AAUW meetings — The Coastal-Georgetown Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) hold monthly meetings on the third Thursday of each month (from September through June) at Kings Creek Country Club in Rehoboth Beach, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Membership is open to all graduates holding at least an associate or equivalent degree or higher. For more information, call membership Vice President Brenda Snyder at (302) 684-8716.

Eastern Star — The Order of the Eastern Star - Frankford Chapter #12 meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month at the Masonic Hall in Millville at 7:30 p.m. There are no meetings in July and August. For more information, call (302) 436-4409.

Open bridge — New players are always welcomed to a bridge match at the Indian River Senior Center in Millsboro every Wednesday from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Lions meet — The Lord Baltimore Lions Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Bethany Beach. This is a service club and all funds raised go back directly into the community. All visiting Lions and prospective members interested in attending a dinner meeting should call the club secretary, Lion Janet, at (302) 537-5175. For more information on the club, visit www.lordbaltimorelionsclub.com.

Bridge-duplicate — Bridge-Duplicate meets every Thursday at noon at the Ocean View Presbyterian Church. For information on getting a partner, lessons or just to discuss duplicate bridge, call Dini Romito at 537-5262.

Quilters group — Community Lutheran Church has a quilters group that meets every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon. All are welcome, and no experience is needed. For more information, call the church at (302) 732-1156.

Women’s Civic Club — The Women’s Civic Club of Bethany Beach meets on the second Thursday of the month (excluding December, February, May-August) at South Coastal Library Refreshments are served at 9:30 a.m. and the business meeting at 10 a.m. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call Andrea at (302) 541-4751 or visit www.wccbb.org.

Doric Lodge — Doric Lodge No. 30 A.F. and A.M. meets at the Millville Masonic Temple on the first and third Mondays of the month at 7:30 p.m.

Rotary meets — The Southern Sussex Delaware Rotary Club meets each Thursday at Brandywine Assisted Living at 7:30 a.m. Guests are welcome to attend and learn more about the organization. For more information, call Brendan at (302) 858-3234 or go to their Website at www.southernsussexrotary.org.

Beach Singles — Beach Singles hosts its happy-hour for those 45 or older at the Clarion Hotel in Ocean City, Md., on Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information on this and other activities, call Arlene at (302) 436-9577 or Kate at (410) 524-0649 or visit www.beachsingles.org.

Sussex Stitchers — Sussex Stitchers by the Sea, a group of ladies who enjoy stitching, will meet each month at South Coastal Library. Their needlework involves various techniques — embroidery, crewel, cross-stitch, smocking, knitting, quilting, etc. All levels are welcome. For more information, call (410) 208-9386 or (302) 893-3207.

AARP book club — The South Coastal DE Chapter 5226 of AARP is presenting an AARP Book Club at the South Coastal Library on the first Thursday of every month from 10:30 a.m. to noon. All are welcome, and there is no need to sign up first. For more information, call Anita Angeny at 537-6353 or Virginia Nee at 539-4969.

Marine Corps League — The First State Detachment of the Marine Corps League meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. They are involved in local civic, patriotic and charitable events in the community and raise funds for a variety of charities, including the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. For more information, call (302) 988-1056.

Republicans meet — The 38th District Republican Club meets the fourth Monday of the month at South Coastal Library from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The meeting is open to all and is free. Annual dues are $20. A monthly guest speaker is featured, as well as legislative updates from Rep. Ron Gray and Sen. Gerald Hocker. Light refreshments are served.

Quilt guild — The Ocean Waves Quilt Guild generally meets the first Monday of each month at 9 a.m. at Conley’s United Methodist Church, 33106 Jolyn’s Way in Lewes, featuring speakers, classes and trips. New members are welcome. For more information, visit www.oceanwavesquiltguild.org/forum.html or call (301) 325-5795.

Women’s AA Big Book — A Women's AA Big Book Meeting is held every Friday from 5 to 6 p.m. at St. Martha’s Episcopal Church, 117 Maplewood Street, Bethany Beach. The open meeting is for women only and includes coffee and fellowship.

Business network — The BNI Rehoboth 2 Chapter meets every Wednesday at Baywood Greens from 8 to 9:30 a.m. for a business networking meeting. Visitors are welcome “to come see the power of referral based marketing in action.” For information or a reservation to attend, call Brad Donovan at (302) 227-5157, or visit www.BNIDVR.Com and click on “Find a Chapter.”

Pool league — Those 50 or older who are looking to play pool can join the Shore Senior Pool League. Players of all skill levels are welcome, as the league’s handicap system allows weaker players to compete against the best players. Matches are played in Rehoboth Beach, Millsboro and Georgetown on Friday mornings. Although competitive, the league emphasizes the importance of having fun and making new friends. For more information, call Bill Cook at (732) 407-5353.

Quilt guild — The Delmarvalous Quilt Guild meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at the U.D. Research & Education Center, 16684 County Seat Hwy. (Route 9), in Georgetown, in Substation Classroom #2. Charity sewing starts by 10 a.m., with the meeting and program starting at 7 p.m.  Guests are welcome. For more information, find the group on Facebook.

Women’s golf group — The Eastern Shore Chapter of EWGA is looking for women who want to learn/play golf. Clinics and leagues are available for beginner, intermediate or advanced players. For more information, contact Judy Kight at judykight1968@gmail.com.

Nautical Sounds — The Nautical Sounds Men’s Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every Monday at the South Coastal Library. All men interested in singing in a barbershop format and having good fellowship are welcome to come sing with the group. For more information, call Al at 537-9440 or send an e-mail to al.rae@verizon.net.

Sea Purls Knitting Guild group — The Sea Purls Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown on the corner of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road. Lunch is available, and new members are always welcome. For details, call Diane at (302) 228-0235.

Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club — The Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at the Ocean Grill Restaurant, 26809 Long Neck Road, in Millsboro, at 7:30 a.m. The club’s objectives are to serve others in the local and global community, to promote high ethical standards, and to advance goodwill and fellowship. Visitors are welcome at the weekly meeting. To learn more about the club, visit the website at www.longnecksunriserotaryclub.com.

 

Community events: 

Storytime/crafttime — The Selbyville Public Library will host storytime and craft time for children on a weekly basis. Pre-school storytime is every Tuesday at 10 a.m. for children ages 2 to 6. Craft time for children ages 4 to 12 is every Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Penny Bingo — The Cape Henlopen Senior Center is hosting Penny Bingo on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call (302) 227-2055, Mondays through Fridays, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

In the genes — The Selbyville Public Library has a monthly genealogy discussion group that meets on the first Friday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Anyone interested in genealogy is invited to attend. For more information, call (302) 436-8195.

Thrift shop — Frankford Presbyterian Church’s “Nearly New Thrift Shop” is open every Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  There is clothing, housewares, furniture, antiques and more.

Town museum — The Bethany Beach Town Museum, located in the lobby of the Bethany Beach Town Hall, is available to the public during regular Town Hall business hours — Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free brochures of the Bethany Beach Heritage Trail and Historical Markers are available in the museum.

Nature Center — The Bethany Beach Nature Center holds youth programs every Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. These includes stories, discussion and craft/activity. All ages are welcome, and the programs are free. They run rain or shine. For more information, call 537-7680.

Samaritan Thrift Shop — Samaritan Thrift Shop, a local mission of St. Mathew’s By the Sea is located in the Williamsville Industrial Park in Selbyville, and operates Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Donations are greatly appreciated during hours of operation. Cash proceeds are donated to local agencies to help supplement hunger relief.

Freewrites scheduled — The Rehoboth Beach Writers Guild is holding Freewrites at various locations through the area. There is one at the Rehoboth Beach library (use the back door) on Saturdays and Mondays, from 8 to 10 a.m. The Lewes library holds one on Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The Super G in Millville’s conference room hosts a Freewrite on Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m. On the fourth Thursday of each month, the Rehoboth Beach Art League will host a freewrite from 4:30 to 6 p.m. 

Millsboro town museum — The Town of Millsboro Museum is open most Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Visits to the museum are free.

AAUW books discussion — The AAUW Coastal Georgetown branch sponsors an American Library Notable Books Discussion at the Selbyville Public Library on the third Monday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, call Ada May at (302) 436-2981.

Yard Sale Shop  — The Yard Sale Shop, a Benevolence Church Ministry of Dagsboro Church of God, is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, from May through October, at 32224 DuPont Boulevard, Dagsboro. Donations are accepted at the church during the week.

Historical complex — The Ocean View Historical Society host its Summer Open House at the Ocean View Historical Complex each Wednesday afternoon, from 1 to 4 p.m., until Labor Day. Visitors can see the restored 1860 Tunnell-West Civil War family home, its two-seater outhouse and water pump, the 1889 Ocean View Post Office and Cecile Steele's first chicken house, circa 1923. Children are welcome and can stay afterward for fun in the John West Park. Admission is free, and free parking is available in the town parking lots. Year-Round Events

Smart Driver Class — An AARP Smart Driver Class will be held the second Friday of every month at Community Lutheran Church, 30897 Omar Road, Frankford. Call (239) 567-0606 for details.

Art camps — The Rehoboth Art League is offering a blend of week-long, half-day camps and all-day camps for children ages 5 to 15 this summer, including Eric Carle’s “Very Interesting Insects,” STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) Camp, Creating Memory Journals, Book Artist and The Art of Comics, as well as Pottery for Kids and Art Starters. The Summer Camp program begins the week of June 19 and ends the week of Aug. 21. Extended care is available. To view camp offerings and fees, or to register for camps, visit www.rehobothartleague.org or call the education programs director at (302) 227-8404, ext. 112. All RAL summer camps are held at the Rehoboth Art League, located at 12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres, Rehoboth Beach.

Kayak eco-tours — Delaware Seashore State Park staff will be leading guided kayak eco-tours all summer long. On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings, park staff will lead a 2.5-mile tour through the salt marsh islands of an area of Rehoboth Bay called “Station Cove,” as well as the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station, for $35 per person. On Tuesdays, a shorter version of the kayak tour, “Sit Back, Relax & Kayak,” is geared toward those hesitant to try to the full 2.5-mile tour. It will include thorough paddling instruction and a very relaxed pace. The fee for the beginner’s kayak trip is $25. The Sunset Kayak Tour will take place on Thursday evenings (the time will vary, depending on sunset). The fee for the sunset kayak tour is $40 per person. For a full calendar of programs, visit destateparks.com. For more information or to register for these or other programs, call the Indian River Life-Saving Station at (302) 227-6991.

Kids’ programs at state park — Delaware Seashore State Park staff is offering educational programs for all ages and interests, many of which are considered suitable for children. On Thursdays, there will be a children’s “1-Day” Day Camp, where campers will learn about the many critters that call the park home. On Tuesday and Friday afternoons, park staff will lead a “Seining the Bay” program where participants will drag a net through the shallow waters of the bay to catch and identify marine critters. On Wednesdays, park staff will be debuting “Little Rangers” and “Junior Naturalists,” programs that span ages 2-7. On Thursday afternoons, children are invited to participate in a “Squid Dissection” program. Most of the programs meet at the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum and require pre-registration.

Family, adult programs at state park — Delaware Seashore State Park staff is now hosting the park’s Wild Crab Chase programs, which are free (with paid park entry) and considered suitable for all ages. A park naturalist will meet park visitors on the north side of the Indian River Inlet on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 8:30 p.m. Participants should bring a flashlight to help them locate the nocturnal ghost crab. Lantern Tours, held on Wednesday evenings, allow visitors to tour the Indian River Life-Saving Station by lantern light and to experience what it was like to be a surfman patrolling Delaware’s coast more than 100 years ago. The park offers a range of family and adult programs, such as surf-fishing, museum tours, seaglass jewelry classes and beach bonfires. For a full calendar of programs, visit destateparks.com. For more information or to register for these or other programs, call the Indian River Life-Saving Station at (302) 227-6991.

 

Community outreach: 

Emergency food — The Community Lutheran Church Food Pantry at Omar Road and Route 20 is open every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 10 a.m. to noon. Families in need may just stop in or may call the church at (302) 732-1156 for more information.

Community soup ministry — The new community soup ministry, Feed my Sheep, is hosted in the Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church social hall every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcomed to come enjoy a bowl of soup.

Quilting volunteers — Faith, Love, Hope Quilters meet on the third and fifth Mondays of each month at 10 a.m. at St. Matthews By-The-Sea UMC, 1000 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island. Quilts are made for hospitals and the Tunnell Cancer Center. No experience is necessary, as members will show new quilters all they need to know. Supplies are provided. Attendees can bring a covered dish to join the noon meal and stay as long as they can. For more information, call Shirley at (302) 436-2840.

Hospital equipment — The Lord Baltimore Lions Club continues to serve the community with the loan of medical equipment. If you know someone who needs a loan of a walker, hospital bed or crutches, call the Medical Equipment Chairman at 537-5175. For membership information, call Lion Janet at 537-5175.

Read Aloud — Read Aloud Delaware is looking for volunteers who love to read to children. Volunteers usually read one to two hours per week in local childcare centers. Sign up on-line at www.readalouddelaware.org or call (302) 856-2527 for further information

James Farm Volunteer Days — Volunteer Days are held at the James Farm Ecological Preserve every Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. to noon, offering volunteers the chance to help the Center for Inland Bays maintain the natural park. They can stay for an hour or all morning. The group meets the campus area, where sheds are located. Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes and other clothing appropriate for yard work, and can bring work gloves or borrow a pair on-site. Insect repellent and water are provided. Work days will be canceled for inclement weather.