Calendar of Events

Feb. 16

PAWS for Reading — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach will host PAWS for Reading for Kids on Feb. 16 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.

MS Excel Class — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach will host a MS Excel 2013 class on Feb. 16  at 2 p.m. Participants will learn to set up and manipulate spreadsheets. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, visit the South Coastal Library at 43 Kent Ave., Bethany Beach, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Line-dancing class — The South Coastal Library will host a free line-dancing class with instructor Nancy Muller on Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. Participants can learn line dancing, from country to soul to rock. For more information or to register, contact the library at (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

AAUW to meet — The monthly meeting of the American Association of University Women will be held at Kings Creek Country Club in Rehoboth Beach on Thursday, Feb. 16. In celebration of Diversity Month, the speaker will be Charlotte King, an organizer of the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice. For more information on membership, call Christine at (215) 801-4228.

Dinner for $1 — The community is being invited to the Monthly Community Dinner on Feb. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at First State Community Action Agency, 308 N. Railroad Ave., Georgetown. Guests will receive a hearty meal, plus nutrition information and budget-friendly shopping tips. Community Dinners are open to all individuals and families, for just $1 per person. For more information, call (302)?856-7761, ext. 139.

Dems host Budget talk — Bert Scoglietti, director of Policy & External Affairs for the Delaware Office of Management & Budget, will be the featured speaker at the Representative District 20 Democratic Committee meeting on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m. at Fish On restaurant, 17300 Village Main Blvd., Lewes. Scoglietti’s topic is “How Delaware Will Develop the 2017/18 Budget.” The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m., with refreshments and dinner for those who are interested. The public is welcome.

 

Feb. 16-19

Sussex Tech’s ‘Fame’ — The Sussex Technical High School Drama Club will perform the musical “Fame” on Feb. 16-19 at the Clear Space Theatre in Rehoboth Beach. Tickets are on sale during all school lunches at the school and can also be reserved by email or purchased at the door on performance nights, Feb. 16-18 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for students/seniors or $15 for adults. To reserve tickets, email anthony.natoli@sussexvt.k12.de.us.

 

Feb. 18

Quarter auction — The Selbyville Elks Lodge, located on Route 113 in Bishopville, Md., will host a quarter auction and vendor sale on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 4 to 8 p.m. Event entry is free, with paddles for the auction costing $10 for the first paddle or $5 for additional paddles. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Vendors will also be on site, including Pampered Chef, Scentsy and LuLaroe. For more information or to donate auction items, contact Tara Barrett-Shrieves at (443) 513-1048.

Genealogy society — The Sussex County Genealogical Society will hold its next meeting on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the new Lewes public Library, featuring free parking, and the general public is being invited. Mike Dixon will discuss the reasons why and how the Mason-Dixon Line was established and the controversy it caused in America.

 

Feb. 19

Chicken-&-Dumplings — Dagsboro American Legion Post 24 will host a all-you-can-eat chicken-and-dumplings dinner on Feb. 19 from 1 to 4:30 p.m., featuring homemade chicken-and-dumplings, dressing, mashed potatoes and green beans. The cost is $10 per person. For more information, call (302) 542-7244.

Singles on the Seashore  — Singles on the Seashore will gather for dinner at Nantucket’s restaurant on Sunday, Feb. 19. For more information, call Nancy at (302) 581-3009.

 

Feb. 20

Dance class — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach will host another of its free dance classes with instructor John Brillantes on Feb. 20 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.

Irish cuisine — The South Coastal Library will host a free cooking class with chef Charles Oppman, showcasing Irish cuisine, on Feb. 20 at noon. Hand-outs and a small tasting are included. For more information or to register, contact the library at (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Black History Talk — A discussion on black history, led by Charlotte King, former president of the League of Women Voters of Delaware, will be held on Feb. 20 from 1 to 3:30 p.m., including a showing and discussion of the 90-minute documentary “Slavery by Another Name,” at the Lewes Public Library. King will share her reflections regarding black history in terms of more current history since the abolition of slavery after the Civil War. The Sussex LWV is partnering with the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice to offer this session.

 

Feb. 21

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

iPad Users Groups — The South Coastal Library will host its iPad User Groups on Feb. 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.

Computer Training — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach will host an Assisted Computer Training with Online Tutorials session on Feb. 21 at 2:30 p.m. Participants can choose from MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other programs, through Universal Class or Learning Express, and a facilitator will be available to help them navigate the class. The class is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, contact the library at (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Support for vision — Brandywine Living at Fenwick is offering monthly support groups open to the public. Blind Sight presents information on improving the quality of life for blind and visually-impaired residents and will meet next on Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, call Jeannie Elgin at (302)?436-0808.

AAUW Book Discussion — The AAUW Coastal Georgetown Branch 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 Feb. 21 is “Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley,”?by Charlotte Gordon, a dual biography of groundbreaking authors. The discussion is open to all members and the public. For more information, call Ada May at (302)?436-2981.

 

Feb. 21-22

Uniform sale — The Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary will hold a uniform sale on Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the medical center in Lewes, in the Sunshine Cafe.

 

Feb. 22

Singles on the Seashore  — Singles on the Seashore will take part in paired wine and food tastings at Outlet Liquors on Wednesday, Feb. 22. For more information, call Nancy at (302) 581-3009.

Cookies with a Cop — Youth and children of all ages are being invited to enjoy cookies and a visit with Selbyville Police Officer Corrigan on Feb. 22, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., to get to know local law enforcement in a friendly, casual atmosphere, at the Selbyville Public Library.

 

 

 

Feb. 23

Life-Saving History — The South Coastal Library on Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. will host a free presentation on the history of the U.S. Life-Saving Service with Delaware Seashore State Park Naturalist Kristyn Small, who will tell the story of the service from volunteer efforts to its merger with the Revenue Cutter Service to become the U.S. Coast Guard. For more information or to register, contact the library at (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Civil War Legacy Talk — The Frankford Public Library will present "The Past is Never Dead: The Bitter Legacy of the Civil War” from 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 23. The illustrated talk will help draw the connections between today’s headlines and the heavy hand of the past.

Orphan Train Lecture — The Selbyville Public Library will host award-winning author and Delaware Humanities Forum speaker Donna N. Alves, on Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. As a member of the National Orphan Train Historical Society, she will speak about the 75 year "social experiment" now recognized as this country’s first foster-care system. Register with the library in person or see the “Event Calendar” online at www.selbyvillelibrary.org.

 

Feb. 25

Deer-resistant native plants — Ruth Rogers Clausen will speak on “Deer-Resistant Native Perennials” from 10 a.m. to noon on Feb. 25, at the Enrichment Center of East Coast Nursery, 3066 Cordrey Road, Millsboro. Clausen will highlight some native perennials that deer do not find appealing. Tips and tricks that make a garden less inviting to the local herd will also be discussed. The Delaware Botanic Gardens presentation is free of charge.

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 February event will take place on Feb. 25, with open-house hours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the film/lecture at 1 p.m. The film and lecture topic will be the surrender of U-858, the first German warship to surrender to U.S. forces, on May 14, 1945, which was docked at Fort Miles, where the crew was held. 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.

Soup & Sandwich Sale — Roxana Zion United Methodist Church, located at 35914 Zion Church Road, Frankford, will hold its annual homemade Vegetable Beef Soup & Sandwich Sale on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the church, in the Gathering Place.  Attendees can enjoy a sit-down lunch of soup, a ham or turkey-and-cheese sandwich, or a hot dog, chips and drink. There will also be homemade baked goods for sale, as well as a “White Elephant” table. Soup will also be available for take-out, at $8 per quart or $4 per pint.

MBS casino Night — Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Scool will host Casino Night on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 6 p.m. to midnight, at the school, at 11242 Racetrack Road, Berlin, Md., featuring blackjack, poker, 50/50 and more, with live and silent auctions, catering by Touch of Italy and local favorites, as well as a full cash bar and dancing. Reservations are available at www.mostblessedsacramentcatholicschool.com, by calling (410)?208-1600 or at the door. The cost is $50 per person. 

Mardi Gras Gala — The Friends of the Selbyville Library will be hosting a Mardi Gras fundraiser at the library on Feb. 25 from 6 to 9 p.m., feautring a New Orleans-inspired buffet catered by Sedona, live music and a silent auction. Tickets cost $45 per person and are available for purchase at the library.

 

Feb. 26

Sunday night Worship — Bethel United Methodist Church in Dagsboro will host an evening of music and fellowship at Sunday Night Worship, starting at 6 p.m. on Feb. 26, featuring Joy & Tom Slavens. All are welcome. A “love offering” will be taken. Refreshments will follow in the Bethel Center. For more information, call (302) 732-6805.

 

Feb. 27

Adult coloring club — The South Coastal Library will host its new Adult Coloring Club on Feb. 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 Feb. 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.

Boating course — U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Indian River Flotilla 12-09 will present a seven-week Boating Skills & Seamanship (BS&S) Course for recreational boaters starting on Monday, Feb. 27, at Short’s Marine, off Long Neck Road, Millsboro, from 7 to 9 p.m. each Monday. Lectures cover boat selection, handling, navigational aids, required equipment, trailering, rules of the road, Delaware rules and related topics. The course satisfies both federal and state training requirements. (Boaters born after Jan. 1, 1978, must take a safe-boating course to operate a boat in Delaware and adjacent states.)  The cost is $35, which includes tuition, textbook and all supporting materials; additional family members pay $15. For more information or to enroll, call Andy Smith at (302) 381-3882 or (302) 537-2350.

 

Feb. 28

Online safety class — The South Coastal Library will host Elayne Starkey, chief security officer at the Delaware Department of Technology & Information, on Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. as she teaches participants how to protect personal information and data from cyber-criminals. The program is free, and 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.

‘Girl on the train’ — The Frankford Public Library is inviting people to “Watch the Book” on Feb. 28 at 6:30, for a movie night with "Girl on the Train” (rated R). Refreshments will be provided.

 

March 1

Computer organizing — Dr. Uday Jani will speak on “Detoxing the Natural Way” from 3 to 4:30 p.m., on Wednesday, March 1, at the Lewes Public Library. Register for the event online at http://tinyurl.com/zg7fysz. For more information on Beebe classes and events, go to https://www.beebehealthcare.org/calendar.

 

March 2

Singles on the Seashore  — Singles on the Seashore will partake in entrée specials at the Purple Parrot on Thursday, March 2. For more information, call Sandie at (302) 644-8009.

PAWS for Reading — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach will host PAWS for Reading for Kids on March 2 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.

Estate Planning Info — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach will host “Common Estate Planning Mistakes” with attorney Deirdre McCartney and financial advisor Robert Jeter on March 2 at 1 p.m., as they explain common mistakes and misconceptions associated with estate planning. The free program is being presented in conjunction with the Delaware Money School. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Book discussion — The AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Library Association Notable Books Discussion at the Lewes Public Library on the first Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. The book for March 2 is “Fortune Smiles: Stories by Adam Johnson. Humanity.”?The discussion is open to members and the public. For more information, call Laura at (302)?332-0340.

 

March 3

IR Band Bingo — The Indian River High School Band Boosters will present their 9th Annual Longaberger/Vera Bradley/31/Cash Bingo event on Friday, March 3, at the Millville fire hall. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with games beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $20 in advance or $25 at the door. In addition to bingo prizes, those attending can win gift cards and certificates, merchandise donated by local businesses and more. Businesses are being sought for event sponsorships and donations. All of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Indian River High School Band Boosters, to help pay for this year’s Band Trip to Williamsburg, Va. For tickets and event information, call (302) 321-9020 or email IRBandBoosters@gmail.com.

Genealogy 101 — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach will host genealogy expert Nancy Nebiker on March 3 at 1:30 p.m. as she teaches Genealogy 101: How to Get Started, featuring a free demo and handouts. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

March 4

 

Poker & Car Rallye — The Justin’s Beach House Poker & Fun Car Rallye V will be held on Saturday, March 4, starting at Hooked Up in Millville, with driver/navigator teams drawing a seven-card poker hand and answering questions during the drive using their observation and deduction skills. Teams can register between 10 and 11 a.m., with a driver’s meeting set for 11 a.m. and the first car starting at 11 a.m. The cost is $30 per car, with prizes for top cars, and all proceeds will benefit Justin’s Beach House. No more than two adults per vehicle will be permitted, and the navigator should be old enough to read directions/questions and write down the answers. For more information, call Bob L. at (443) 299-9125 or Bob S. at (845) 656-5438.

Pull’n, Peel’n Pick’n — The Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department and the Good Ole Boys will host Pull’n, Peel’n  Pick’n on March 4 from 5 to 11 p.m., featuring shrimp, pulled pork and beer, as well as auctions and live music by the Bo Dickerson Band. (Attendees must be 21 or older.) Tickets cost $35 in advance or $40 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Josh at (302) 245-7893, Bryan at (302) 381-7329 or Melissa at (302) 381-7220.

Pirate and Princess Lunch — The Get Well Gabby Foundation will host its annual Pirate & Princess Breakfast fundraiser to benefit pediatric cancer charities on March 4, with brunch seatings are at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m., at Bethany Blues, 6 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Bethany Beach. The buffet includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, juices and coffee. Character princesses and pirates will join guests during the breakfast, along with an activity area and raffle baskets. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.getwellgabby.org for $15 (13 or older) $10 (2 to 12) and free for those younger than 2. Tickets cost more at the door or for Magical Dining Packages.

 

March 5

AME Men’s Day Events  — Antioch AME Church is inviting men and women to a special church service, hosted by the Annual Men’s Day. The regular service is at 11 a.m., fellowship meal at 1:30 p.m., and special service at 3:30 p.m., featuring speakers from Dagsboro Church of God, the Father’s House of Frankford and AME Dover District.

MUMC Chili Cookoff — On Sunday, March 5, at 4:30 p.m.  at  Millville United Methodist Church, all are welcome to bring their favorite chili or a covered dish and a friend, for the chili cookoff. To enter the contest, call Joe or Elizabeth Skinner for instructions at (302)?732-9684.  

 

March 7

Computer organizing — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach will host a free class on saving, finding and organizing computer files on March 7at 2:30 p.m. 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.

IRHS Alumni Meet — The Indian River High School Alumni Association will host their next monthly meeting on March 7 at 6 p.m. at Pizza King in Millsboro. Alumni are being invited to help the group plan.

 

March 8

Break sugar addiction — Sugar 101: Breaking Your Sugar Addiction, hosted by Rita Williams, health coach at Beebe Healthcare, will feature an interactive discussion about sugar, its impact on health, and a portion of the documentary “Fed Up.” The class will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Lewes Public Library. Register for the class online at http://tinyurl.com/jraawra. 

Red Men Society lecture — The Ocean View Historical Society will host a lecture on Wednesday, March 8, at 7 p.m. at Ocean View Town Hall. Local history advocate Richard Nippes will speak on the Red Men Society,” about how locals’ ancestors socialized and enjoyed their hard-earned moments of leisure, with material from the Ocean View Red Men’s Journal. The lecture is free for OVHS current members and costs $5 for non-members.  Light refreshments will be served, and free parking is available in the Ocean View Town Hall parking lots.

Cookies with a Cop — The Frankford Public Library is nviting children to enjoy some sweet treats and have a friendly conversation with Police Chief Mark Hudson. Topics include anti-bullying, online safety and any other questions kids may have. The event is from 4 to 6 p.m.