Georgetown library book sale — The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library will continue their book sale on: Thursday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
My First Art — Children ages 1 to 3 can get hands-on experience with painting, playing with play dough and more at My First Art, at the Frankford Public Library at 11 a.m. on Oct. 11.
AARP Basic Course — Indian River Senior Center will host an AARP Basic Course on Friday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is limited to 20 people, and attendees should bring a bag lunch. The cost is $15 for AARP members or $20 for non-members, to be paid at the beginning of class. For more information, call (302) 934-8839 or visit IndianRiverSeniorCenterDE.com.
AARP refresher course — Community Lutheran Church near Frankford will host an AARP four-hour refresher class on Oct. 12. Call (239) 567-0606 for information and registration.
Oct. 12-Dec. 7
A Matter of Balance classes — Volunteer Delaware 50+ will conduct A Matter of Balance classes once a week for eight weeks, on Friday mornings from Oct. 12 to Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon. Classes will be held at Cancer Support Community Medical Arts Building (in the back of Tunnell Cancer Center), 18947 John J. Williams Hwy #312, Rehoboth Beach. Matter of Balance is an evidence-based program designed to help older adults manage their fear of falling and increase activity levels. The program is open to the community. Registration is required and classes fill quickly. There is no fee for classes. For additional information or to register for the class, call (302) 515-3020.
SVFC indoor yard sale — The Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary will host an indoor yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 30 N. Main Street in Selbyville. Breakfast and lunch sandwiches will be available for purchase. For table rentals, call Nicole at (850) 324-5008.
Frankford Community Health Fair — Beebe Healthcare will take part in the annual Frankford Community Health Fair on Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Frankford fire hall. There will be fire trucks, helicopters (weather permitting), hands-on CPR lessons and fun for the whole family. Available health screenings include glucose (diabetes), body mass index, cholesterol, blood pressure and bone density. Flu shots will be provided by the Delaware Division of Public Health. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The day kicks off with the 1-mile Frankford Fun Walk from the Frankford Public Library to the playground at 9 a.m. For details, call (302) 645-3337.
Lions Club Spaghetti Dinner — The Fenwick Island Lions Club will host its annual All-You-Care-to-Eat Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Warren's Station in Fenwick Island, from 4 to 7 p.m. Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs/sausage, tossed salad, Italian bread, fountain drinks and homemade desserts. Wine is available for a fee. The cost is $10 per person, and tickets can be bought at the door or from any member of the club. There will be a 50/50 raffle as well.
Fall Fling/indoor yard sale — Long Neck United Methodist Church on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. will host its Fall Fling/Indoor Yard Sale, featuring homemade baked goods and a luncheon offering homemade soups and salads by the pint and a variety of sandwiches to eat there or take out. The event will take place at Long Neck UMC, 32051 Long Neck Road, Long Neck/Millsboro. For more information, call the church office at (302) 945-9453 or email email@example.com.
Sound healing event — Julie Fisher of Gifted Alchemy will be offering “sound healing” on Saturday, Oct. 13, 1 p.m. at Ocean Vayu Yoga, 29P Atlantic Avenue, Ocean View. The cost is $20, and registration is through oceanvayuyoga.com. Sound healing/meditation is a form of guided meditation. Sound Healing/Meditation lasts approximately 35 minutes followed by a period of silence. Participants should bring blankets, pillows and padding to make themselves comfortable on the floor, as well as a journal and pen. For more information, contact Julie Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lakeside craft show — Lakeside Community HOA will hold a craft show on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pot Nets Lakeside Community Center, 33076 Rock Cove, Long Neck. More than 30 crafters will have for sale an array of hand-painted items, wreaths, jewelry, sewn items, birdfeeders, jams and jellies, glass items, local honey, seashell art, American Girl Doll clothes, paintings, Stamping Up, Tastefully Simple, gel candles, handmade soaps, crayon bibs, handmade cards, fleece blankets, snowmen, scarecrows and snap bracelets. There will also be a soup and bake sale, and a “Chinese” raffle. Lunch may be purchased at the café, featuring hot dogs, sandwiches, soup and dessert. Free parking is available.
Family Fun Day — Contractors for a Cause will host the 2nd Annual Family Fun Day on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Williams’ Family Farm at 31174 Gray Road near Dagsboro. The event supports programs and initiatives that provide aid or assistance to those with Parkinson’s disease. For $20 per person 12 or older, or $10 for those younger than 12, attendees will be able to enjoy games for all ages, a moon bounce, food, music by Skinny B, a “Chinese auction” and a 50/50 raffle. Tickets for the BYOB event can be purchased through Contractors for a Cause members, including Sandtone Construction at (302) 732-9120, Williams Contracting at (302) 462-5654 and Garth Enterprises at (302) 537-2823.
Hallo-Weekend at garden center — East Coast Garden Center will celebrate the fall season at “Hallo-Weekend” on Oct. 13. Attendees can get a free hotdog from RSC Landscaping from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and parents can register a child by Oct. 13 to participate in the Costume Contest at 11 a.m., then the kids can enjoy trick-or-treat stations around the garden center. Candy bags will be provided. The Children’s Garden will be filled with games and activities, including pallet maze, corn crib, pumpkin putting game, pumpkin bowling, playground and musical instruments. For more information, call (302) 945-3489 or go to www.eastcoastgardencenter.com.
Burton Island hike — Hikers can explore the 1-mile loop trail on Burton Island Nature Preserve with a park naturalist from Delaware Seashore State Park on Oct. 13. They can learn to identify coastal plants and spot various waterfowl along the way. Pre-registration required and can be done by calling (302)-227-6991. The cost is $5 per person.
Bark for Life — Bark for Life of Sussex County is a family- and dog-friendly event to honor canine caregivers, those fighting cancer and those they have lost, with all proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society. The event will take place Saturday, Oct. 13, from noon to 4 p.m., at George H.P. Smith Park in Lewes. Information is available at www.relayforlife.org/sussexcode or under Bark for Life of Sussex County on Facebook.
Believe in a Cure Benefit Concert — The Get Well Gabby Foundation and Musicians United will host the Believe in a Cure Benefit Concert at Harpoon Hanna’s near Fenwick Island on Oct. 14 from noon to 6 p.m., featuring K.T. Tuminello, Chris English Blues, Tommy Burdett & the Riff Shakers and Delaware-native Nashville artists Southern Justis. Seating is general admission and is limited. A lunch buffet catered by Harpoon Hanna’s is included in the ticket price. For tickets, visit www.getwellgabby.org or Get Well Gabby Foundation on Facebook and click on the event.
IRVFC AYCE breakfast buffet — The Indian River Volunteer Fire Company will host its monthly all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 7:30 to 11 a.m., at Station 1, 32628 Oak Orchard Road. All are welcome. The price is $8 per adult, $4 for ages 5-12, and free for children younger than 5.
Chicken & Dumpling Dinner — The Bishopville (Md.) Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will hold their annual Chicken & Dumpling Dinner on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, from noon to 5 p.m. at the main fire station at 10709 Bishopville Road. The cost is $12 for adults or $6 for children younger than 11. Carry-outs and a bake table will be available. Call (443) 880-6966 to preorder carry-out.
Autism Delaware Fall Festival — Autism Delaware will present its Fall Festival for individuals with autism and their families on Sunday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at T.S. Smith & Sons Farm in Bridgeville. The cost is $5 per family, and costumes are encouraged. For more information, contact email@example.com.
‘Walk to Remember’ pregancy loss — Beebe Healthcare Perinatal Loss Support Services will sponsor the 14th Annual “Walk to Remember” at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14, at the George H. P. Smith Park, Block House Pond, in Lewes. In case of rain, the event will be held the following Sunday. The walk is open to families and the community as a means to recognize pregnancy loss. Participants may pre-register or register onsite the day of the walk. On-site registration begins at 1:30 p.m. At the end of the walk, a short memorial service will take place. All parents and grandparents will receive a memorial T-shirt at no cost based on availability (pre-registration is encouraged to ensure correct size). Friends, other family members and supporters may purchase a T-shirt for $10. For more information about the walk, to pre-register, or to provide contributions, contact Barbara Rogers or Terri Wyatt at Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing by calling (302) 645-3251.
Harmony UMC 200th Anniversary — Harmony United Methodist Church, at 27270 John J. Williams Highway, Millsboro, will celebrate its 200th anniversary at its annual homecoming service on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 3:30 p.m. Harmony was organized as a congregation by members of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1818. A special commemorative service featuring a historical presentation on the church history will be held, along with a special musical presentation by the HIMF Community Mass Choir, composed of choir members from Harmony UMC, Indian Mission UMC and Friendship UMC. The son of a former Harmony pastor, the Rev. David Hackett, a retired United Methodist minister, is the featured guest speaker. Dinner will be served in the church dining hall from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Chicken & Dumpling Dinner — The Bishopville (Md.) Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will be holding their annual Chicken & Dumpling Dinner at the main fire station at 10709 Bishopville Road on Oct. 14 from noon to 5 p.m. The cost is $12 for adults or $6 for children younger than 11. Carry-outs and a bake table will be available. Call (443) 880-6966 to pre-order carry-out.
MS Word class — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon will host a hands-on instructional class in MS Word 2013/2016, including creating, editing, saving and printing a document, with skills such as cut/paste, text boxes, tables, columns and images. Attendees may also bring their own laptop with power cord, if they prefer. The class is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.
Watch the Book: ‘Wild’ — The Frankford Public Library on Monday, Oct. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. will feature a “Watch the Book” screening of the movie “Wild,” and a discussion of the memoir by Cheryl Strayed upon which it is based. People need not have read the book to attend the screening.
iPad Users Groups — The South Coastal Library will host its iPad User Groups on Oct. 16 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.
Free piano concert — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Oct. 16 from 3 to 4 p.m. will host a free concert by pianist David Zipse, who will be playing requests. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.
‘IEP Basics’ for parents — The Parent Information Center of Delaware will offer an information session on IEP-related topics on Oct. 16, 23 and 30, at the Frankford Public Library, from 6 to 8 p.m. The topic on Oct. 16 will be IEP Basics. Oct. 23 will be What is Section 504? Oct. 30 will be Supporting Students with ADHD.
Wee Read Story Time — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 11 a.m. will host Wee Read Story Time for children ages 3 to 5, and their caregivers, to promote early literacy. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-3951.
MOAA to meet — MOAA will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at noon, with doors opening at 11:30 a.m., at a new location, in a private room at the Greene Turtle, 17388 North Village Main Blvd., Lewes. Attendees can order lunch from the Greene Turtle menu, and the program begins at 12:40 p.m. Retired USAF Col. Travis Sample will share some little-known information about the why and how of the 9/11 attacks. The meeting will adjourn no later than 1:30 p.m.
Book discussion, ‘Moonglo’ — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Oct. 17 from 2 to 3:15 p.m. will host a book discussion with Theo Loppatto and Julia Peterson, on Michael Chabon’s “Moonglo.” The discussion is free, and pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Visit the library to register, get a copy of the Reading Guide and pick up or place a hold on the title. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.
LEGO Open Build — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. will host LEGO Open Build, as library staff breaking out the LEGOs for open building fun. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-3951.
Shore Democrats to meet — The Shore Democrats will hold a lunch meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 11 a.m. at the Cottage Café near Bethany Beach. Lunch can be ordered from the restaurant menu. Speakers will include Delaware Speaker of House Peter Schwartzkopf and Sussex County Democratic Chairperson Jane Hovington.
Coastal Gardeners to meet — The Coastal Gardeners of Bethany Beach meet in the evening and will meet next of Oct 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach. Anyone who is interested in gardening is welcome to attend.
First Ladies author appearance — Author Andrew Och will speak at the South Bethany Women’s Club on Oct. 18 at 1:30to 2:30 p.m. at South Bethany Town Hall at 402 Evergreen Drive. Och is the author of “Unusual for Their Time” and “On the Road with America’s First Ladies,” and will speak about the nation’s First Ladies, from Martha Washington to Melania Trump. For more information, email Marjie Poffel at firstname.lastname@example.org. The public is welcome at the free event.
Coast Guard Auxiliary meeting — U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-01 will meet Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. in South Bethany Town Hall. Anyone 17 and older is welcome to attend and learn about the Auxiliary. For more information, call (302) 537-7845.
CATS Fall Bake Sale — The Cats Around Town Society (CATS) will hold its Fall Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Super Giant in Millville and at Hocker’s on Route 26. The 501(c) charity is raising money to sterilize community cats and vaccinate for rabies, with all money raised going to help homeless cats in the community. Monetary donations are also being accepted at CATS, P.O. Box 541, Ocean View, DE 19970, and on the Cats Around Town Facebook page.
Pink Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament — The LPGA Amateurs of the Eastern Shore of Maryland & Delaware will host the 21st Annual Pink Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament on Friday, Oct. 19, at the Ocean City Golf Club in Berlin, Md., with all proceeds going directly to local breast cancer programs. For golfer registration and sponsor information, go to www.lpgaamateurseshore.com or contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boo-Que by the Sea — The 4th annual Boo-Que by the Sea will take place Oct. 19 at Delaware Seashore State Park. The professional barbecue competition is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society. Friday-night Halloween activities are sponsored by Delaware State Parks. A full schedule and details are online at www.boo-que.com. Entrance fees apply.
Most Blessed Sacrament Fall Festival — Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School in Berlin, Md., will host its Fall Festival on Oct. 19 from 3 to 6 p.m. The free family-friendly event offers rides, games, vendors, and baked goods and hot food for sale. Wristbands cost $25 for all games and rides. Parking is free. All proceeds benefit the Home & School Association. The school is located at 11242 Racetrack Rd., Berlin, Md. For more information, call (410) 208-1600.
Breast Cancer Fundraiser Weekend — The Breast Cancer Fundraiser Weekend will take place Oct. 19-21 as the residents of Plantation Lakes near Millsboro host a weekend of events to benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. All events (except golf) will be held at the Community Center at 29787 Plantation Lakes Blvd. in Millsboro (rain or shine). A gift baskets raffle will take place on Friday, Oct. 19, from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 8 a.m. to noon, with drawings to be held Saturday at noon. A Family Fun 3K Walk/5K Run will be held on Saturday, with registration at 8 a.m. and the race starting at 9 a.m. The registration fee is $5 per person or $10 per family in advance, or $1 more on-site. The Mega Golf Raffle to win a foursome of golf (with carts) at five local golf courses will have its drawing on Sunday afternoon, after golf the tournament, which starts at 9 a.m. at the Plantation Lakes Golf Course. For more information about the weekend events, call Kathy O’Halloran at (302) 663-0255 or Bobbi Reeves at (301) 518-1752.
Bird Seed Sale pick-up — On Saturday, Oct. 20, the Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park will hold the pick-up for their Annual Bird Seed Sale. Individuals who placed orders for premium bird seed during the Friends’ sale may pick up their purchases at the Maintenance Garage in the Park from 10 a.m. to noon. Seed must be ordered by Oct. 9. Buyers should turn in at the park office and follow the signs to the pick-up point.
Haunted Library volunteers meeting — All volunteers who wish to help with the Haunted Library event at the Selbyville Public Library must attend an informational meeting on Oct. 20 at noon to discuss roles and safety guidelines.
Lego Club — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Oct. 20 from 1 to 2 p.m. will host Lego Club for kids ages 6-11. The library provides the Legos, and there is a unique theme each session. The event is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.
Octoberfest event — The Jefferson School will host Octoberfest at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center on Oct. 20, starting at 6 p.m. and featuring area chefs providing gourmet samples, as well as an open bar, an auction, dancing and music by The Funsters. The adults-only event is the Jefferson School’s largest fundraiser. Costumes are encouraged.
Fall Festival in Long Neck — Long Neck and Friendship United Methodist churches will host their Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 2 to 4 p.m., at Long Neck UMC, located at 32051 Long Neck Road, Millsboro. The free community event will feature games, prizes, food, crafts and a “Tot Zone,” with Trunk ‘R’ Treat starting at 4p.m.
Ocean City Museum anniversary — The Ocean City Museum will celebrate its 40th anniversary with beach-themed party — “Surfin’ the Seventies” — at Fager’s Island on Saturday, Oct. 20, starting at 1 p.m. D.J. Batman will provide music in the casual atmosphere designed for reminiscing about the 1970s. The Ocean City Spirit Award will be presented during the party, and there will be a 50/50. Guests are being encouraged to bring photos of the period for a memories board. Tickets for the event can be purchased at www.eventbrite.com or www.ocmuseum.org, or mail a check to O.C. Museum at P.O. Box 603, Ocean City, MD 21843.
Trick or Tree-t planting party — Join the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) for a free, family-friendly “Trick or Tree-t: Tree Planting and Halloween Celebration." From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mulberry Landing Road, Frankford, participants will plant trees, explore the significance of trees in protecting wildlife and water quality, make nature-friendly crafts and show off their festive costumes. For details, find the event at EventBrite.com or call the CIB at (302) 226-8105.
Think Beyond Pink — Beebe Healthcare will host a Think Beyond Pink Health Event on Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the South Coastal Library. The annual event will provide education and resources for women to maintain a happy and healthy life. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with Beebe physicians about topics such as women’s health and cancer prevention, and there will be vendors, food, a raffle and more. The event is free but requires preregistration online at ThinkBeyondPink2018.eventbrite.com.
Fall Festival and flu shots — The Women of Faith of Salem United Methodist Church in Selbyville will host their Fall Festival from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. The festival will offer a luncheon, baked goods, vendors and yard-sale items. Free flu shots will be offered by Beebe Healthcare. For more information, call (302) 436-8412.
Dine-and-donate for Frankford library — The Frankford Public Library will benefit from a dine-and-donate at NorthEast Seafood Kitchen on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 5 to 9 p.m.
Multiple myeloma group to meet — The Delaware Multiple Myeloma Information & Networking Group will meet Saturday, Oct. 20, at Lavender Fields, 18864 Cool Spring Road, Milton, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., featuring speaker Nancy Bruno of the International Myeloma Foundation on the latest research and what it means to patients. For more information and future meeting information, visit www.dover.myeloma.org.
Rehoboth Beach Athletic Challenge — The Rehoboth Beach Athletic Challenge on Saturday, Oct. 20, will offer entrants in many categories the chance to test their strength in pull-up, chin-up, push-up and sit-up contests, and prizes will be awarded. The event raises funds for local environmental groups (MERR Institute, Surfriders of Delaware, Assateague Coastal Trust, Citizens Climate Lobby of Lower Delaware and the Delaware Sierra Club) and will be held between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wilmington Avenue and the Boardwalk. To register in advance, go to UPwithDelaware.org, or call/text Charlie Garlow at (301) 312-7703 for more information.
Bayside Chapel anniversary — Bayside Chapel will celebrate “A Harvest of Blessings” for its 10th anniversary celebration on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the 11 a.m. service. The special guest speaker will be the Rev. Rich Evans, founding pastor, who led the planning team from the original thought of St Matthews By-the-Sea United Methodist Church birthing a new contemporary church that welcomes everyone. For more information, contact the Rev. Norm Poultney at (302) 947-2509 or (302) 593-4820, or Kim Taylor at (302) 542-0078.
Mariners Trail Run — On Sunday, Oct. 21, Mariners Bethel UMC will hold its 17th annual Trail Run at Camp Barnes near Bethany Beach. The run begins at 1 p.m., and the Kids Run is at 12:40 p.m. A home-cooked lunch will available to all participants, and lunch for non-participants is available for $7. Preregistration is available until Oct. 14, and registration will also be available on the day of the race. All proceeds go to the church’s youth programs. For information, call Mariners Bethel at (302) 539-9510 or go to www.seashoreStriders.com.
Salt marsh hike — Visitors to Delaware Seashore State Park can explore an expansive salt marsh on Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. and learn about the importance of wetlands while searching for fiddler crabs, diamondback terrapins and periwinkle snails. Closed-toe shoes must be worn. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling (302)-227-6991. The cost is $4 per person.
Android Apps, Part 1 — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Oct. 22 from 10:30 a.m. to noon will host Android Apps, Part 1, as attendees learn to use preinstalled apps on their Android phone or tablet, including camera, gallery, clocks, calendar, calculator and Google Maps. Attendees should bring their fully-charged Android device with them (and should make sure their Android software is up-to-date). The class is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.
Republican Club of the 38th — The 38th District Republican Club will meet Monday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m., at the South Coastal Library, 43 Kent Avenue, Bethany Beach. State Rep. Ron Gray and state Sen. Gerald Hocker will bring attendees up-to-date on current legislature activity, as well as the upcoming fall calendar. The public is being invited, and admission is free. For more information, email email@example.com or check the website at www.38thdrcp.com.
‘Frankenstein’ book discussion — The Frankford Public Library’s Book Circle will discuss “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley on Monday, Oct. 22, from 1 to 3 p.m.
PAWS for Reading for Kids — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Monday, Oct. 22, from 5 to 6 p.m. will host PAWS for Reading for Kids, as children read to trained literacy dogs Buddy, Bo and Riley to improve and practice the kids’ reading skills. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-3951.
Civil War book signing — Coastal Point Civil War columnist Tom Ryan will hold a presentation about his book “Spies, Scouts & Secrets in the Gettysburg Campaign” at the Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club in Millsboro on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 a.m.
Dance workshop — Professional dance instructor John Brillantes will teach a free dance workshop on Oct. 23 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach. Salsa, cha-cha, swing, night club/country, two-step and other dance styles are covered, and attendees can learn basic patterns, footwork, rhythm and more while building confidence and having fun. Attendees should wear leather-soled shoes. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.
Fall Coloring Club — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Oct. 23 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. will host its Fall Coloring Club, offering people 18 or older the chance to socialize and relax while they color. Coloring books and pens/pencils are provided, or attendees can bring their own. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.
‘What is Section 504’ parent info — The Parent Information Center of Delaware will offer an information session on IEP-related topics on Oct. 23 and 30, at the Frankford Public Library, from 6 to 8 p.m. The topic on Oct. 23 will be What is Section 504? Oct. 30 will be Supporting Students with ADHD.
Wee Read Story Time — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 11 a.m. will host Wee Read Story Time for children ages 3 to 5, and their caregivers, to promote early literacy. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-3951.
Candidate forum — A candidate forum for State Senate District 6 and House District 14, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Sussex County, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lewes Public Library, featuring candidates for Senate Ernesto Lopez (R) and David Baker (D); and candidates for the Delaware House of Representative Peter Schwartzkopf (D) and James DeMartino (R). For more information go to www.sussexlwv.org or VOTE411.org.
Healing benefits of the ocean — On Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. at the Lewes Public Library, Beebe Healthcare and Alyson Engle and Laurel Harrington will offer information on the impact that the ocean has on the human mind, body and emotions, and the scientific evidence behind why and how. Attendees can also learn ways to cope with life occurrences using positive psychology strategies. To register, visit https://the-ocean-healing-benefits-lewes.eventbrite.com.
Selbyville Halloween Parade — The Fenwick Island Lions Club, in association with the Town of Selbyville, will present the annual Selbyville Halloween Parade on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. The parade marches down Church Street to Main Street through downtown Selbyville. There will be costumed children of all ages, multiple floats and four high school bands in the parade. The children's costumes are judged for best and most original, by age group, with prizes awarded. Food will be sold by the group and the Selbyville Volunteer Fire Department in the parking lot of the old PNC Bank. Tickets for the 50/50 raffle will be available that night, with the winning ticket drawn at the end of the parade (last year’s winner received $1,711).
Apple Users Group — The South Coastal Library hosts a free monthly meeting of a group that shares ideas/problems/solutions/apps for using Apple products, such as Mac, MacBook, iPad, iPhone, etc., on Oct. 24 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Attendees should bring their fully-charged Apple device and Apple ID/password with them. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.
Teen Reads book discussion — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 7 p.m. will host Teen Reads, a recent-reads book discussion for teens. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-3951.
Library Teen Advisory Group meeting — TAG Junior is the Frankford Public Library’s new Teen Advisory Group for seventh- and eighth-graders. They will meet on Oct. 24 from 5 to 6 p.m.
‘Spooky Sussex Stories’ lecture — On Wednesday, Oct. 24, the Ocean View Historical Society will host a public lecture, “Spooky Sussex Stories,” at Ocean View Town Hall at 7 p.m. Local historian and author Sandi Gerken will share spooky stories from Sussex County’s past, including the Cypress Swamp Monster and other tales of infamous locals. The cost is $5 for the general public or free for Ocean View Historical Society members. Free parking is available in Ocean View Town lots. Light refreshments will be served.
Sun, Moon & Bridge Hike — Outdoors enthusiasts, astronomy lovers and photographers can take in a sun, moon and bridge hike on Oct. 24, with a hike to the top of the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park interpreter to view the sun set over the Indian River Bay and the full moon rise over the Atlantic Ocean. (The program will not be held in overcast or rainy conditions.) Hikers will meet at the North Inlet Day Area of Delaware Seashore State Park (parking fees are in effect). The event is free for all. No pre-registration is required.
IRSD scholarship fair — Indian River School District will host its annual scholarship fair Thursday, Oct 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Indian River High School in Dagsboro. Families can learn about options for funding college and meet representatives from local scholarship organizations.
Chix with Stix — Knitters and crocheters can bring a current project, get new ideas and meet other needleworkers on Oct. 25 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach. The club also features speakers, special presentations and more. Gentlemen are welcome. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.
Watch the Book: ‘Frankenstein’ — The Frankford Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. will feature a “Watch the Book” screening of the movie “Frankenstein” and a discussion of the classic novel by Mary Shelley. People need not have read the book to attend the screening.
My First Art — Children ages 1 to 3 can get hands-on experience with painting, playing with play dough and more at My First Art, at the Frankford Public Library at 11 a.m. on Oct. 25.
County council candidate forum — A candidate forum for Sussex County Council’s District 5 seat, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Sussex County, will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Laurel Public Library, featuring candidates Ellen Magee (D) and John Rieley (R). For more information, go to www.sussexlwv.org or VOTE411.org.
League of Women Voters lunch — The League of Women Voters of Sussex County will host its Fun Lunch at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, at the Summer House restaurant, 228 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach. Those attending should RSVP via Eventbrite, under LWVSC October Fun Lunch, or go to sussexlwv.org.
Oct. 26, 27
Hike through History — History lovers can take a Hike through History to the top of the Indian River Inlet Bridge on Oct. 26 and Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. and imagine what life was like there more than 100 years ago. A Delaware Seashore State Park interpreter will guide the hike, telling local shipwreck tales, maritime superstitions, and tales of tragedy and mystery from the Delaware coast. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling (302)-227-6991. The cost is $6 per person.
Lantern tours — History buffs can enjoy a unique guided tour by lantern light of the circa-1876 Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum on Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. and on Oct. 27, with tours leaving every 20 minutes starting at 7 p.m. They can learn how surfmen saved shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast, and then walk the beach and listen to local shipwreck tales. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling (302) 227-6991. The cost is $10 per person.
Fall Bazaar & Craft Fair — A Fall Bazaar & Craft Fair will be held on Oct. 27 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Swann Keys Clubhouse off of Route 54. The fair will feature crafts, food, bake sale, gently-used items and raffles. The event is sponsored by the Swann Keys Civic Association’s Ladies Auxiliary.
Frankford Fall Festival — The Frankford Fall Festival on Oct. 27 will kick off with a costume contest at the Frankford fire hall parking lot (registration at 10:30 a.m., judging at 11 a.m.). The costume parade to the park is at 11:30 a.m. The Fall Festival itself is from noon to 3 p.m. at Frankford Town Park, with games, hayrides, crafts, food and craft vendors and more until 3 p.m. The event is free for all. (Note: Trick-or-treating in Frankford will take place on Oct. 31.)
South Bethany potluck dinner — South Bethany Town Hall will host a Halloween potluck dinner on Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. for friends and neighbors. Costumes are optional, but prizes will be awarded. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (302) 537-7226. Attendees should bring a dish according to last name: salad/side (A-J), main dish (K-R) or dessert (S-Z).
Teen Halloween Party — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Oct. 27 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. will host a Teen Halloween Party for kids ages 12 to 18, featuring music, a costume contest with prizes, pizza and treats. The party is free, but preregistration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.
Zombie Jamboree — Team Refuge of Relay for Life will hold their sixth annual Zombie Jamboree at Harpoon Hanna’s on Oct. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m., featuring special spooky Halloween appetizers, and $3 Halloween cocktails, with Happy Hour pricing for other drinks. There will be music and dancing with a D.J., as well as a 50/50 raffle and silent auction. Costumes are optional, but prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. The $10 donation for entry goes to the American Cancer Society.
Ocean View historic site open — On Saturday, Oct. 27, as part of the Ocean View Cops & Goblins celebration in the Ocean View Town Park on West Avenue, the Ocean View Historical Society’s historic buildings will be open 1-4 p.m. for touring. Visitors can meet “Cecile Steele” and “Ocean View’s early Postmistress Annie West Betts,” and look for ghosts in the two-seater outhouse. The event is free and open to the public.
CHEER Pet Parade — The annual CHEER “Paw Prints Making a Difference” Pet Parade will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, at the CHEER Community Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road, east of Georgetown, from 1 to 3 p.m., with a rain date of Oct. 28. Dogs of all shapes and sizes can compete for ribbons for Cutest Canine, Coolest Canine, Most Original and Judge’s Choice. Registration for the parade costs $10 per dog. The first 50 registrants will receive a dog goodie bag. There will also be doggy games for the canines and their two-legged companions. All dogs must be on a 6-foot leash, and human companions must pick up after their dogs and should bring bags. CHEER reserves the right to turn any dog away that poses as a threat to anyone or any other dog. The public is invited to participate or watch. For more information, call Elizabeth Walls at (302) 515-3040 or visit CHEER’s website at www.cheerde.com.
Barre fundraiser classes — Shore Barre Fitness Studio and Keep A Breast to get #Fit4Prevention will host a weekend of fundraiser barre classes on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 9 a.m., and Sunday, Oct. 28, at 9:30 a.m. Both days will feature Mixed Level Barre classes (60 minutes each), healthy snacks by GoMacro, hydration by Nuun, discounts on Koral active wear and other partner sponsor giveaways. Sign-up is free. Donations can be made at the door, or by texting FIT165 to 71777. Participants should reserve their spot at www.shorebarre.com. Shore Barre is located at 32895 Coastal Highway, Unit 101B, in the Taggart Professional Center Building. For additional information, contact Julie Wender at email@example.com or visit Shore Barre at www.shorebarre.com.
VFW Children’s Halloween Party — The Mason Dixon VFW Post 7234 Auxiliary will hold their annual Children’s Halloween Party on Sunday, Oct. 28, at the VFW home on Marshy Hope Road in Ocean View. All children in the surrounding communities are being invited. There will be goodie bags, games, crafts, face painting, balloon characters and food for all children 12 or younger. Attendees can wear a costume but it is not mandatory. Door prizes will also be given, and the event will be held rain or shine. For more information, call Connie Weber at (302) 829-8723.
Gospel concert at Bethel UMC — Bethel United Methodist Church, located at 28311 Clayton Street in Dagsboro, will present its final gospel concert for the year on Sunday, Oct. 28, beginning at 6 p.m., featuring the music of Reunion and sponsored by The Circle of Friends and the Rev. Dr. K.C. Lee. All are welcome. A “love offering” will be taken. Refreshments will follow in the Bethel Center. For information, call (302) 732-6805.
Android Apps, Part 2 — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Oct. 29 from 10:30 a.m. to noon will host Android Apps, Part 2, as attendees learn how to connect to Wi-Fi and search the Internet on their Android phone or tablet, as well as how to access email and social media apps, use Google Duo (video chat) and find/download new apps. Attendees should bring their fully-charged Android device with them (and should make sure their Android software is up-to-date). The class is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.
NaNoWriMo writers’ kickoff — The Frankford Public Library’s Writers’ Group will hold a NaNoWriMo Kickoff on Monday, Oct. 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. Attendees can learn more about National Novel Writing Month and get ready to start a novel in November.
Dance workshop — Professional dance instructor John Brillantes will teach a free dance workshop on Oct. 30 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach. Salsa, cha-cha, swing, night club/country, two-step and other dance styles are covered, and attendees can learn basic patterns, footwork, rhythm and more while building confidence and having fun. Attendees should wear leather-soled shoes. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.)
Free Celtic music concert — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Oct. 30 from 3 to 4 p.m. will host a free Celtic music concert by Willow Tree, featuring harp, cello and flute. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.
‘Supporting Students with ADHD’ — The Parent Information Center of Delaware will offer an information session on IEP-related topics on Oct. 30, at the Frankford Public Library, from 6 to 8 p.m. The topic will be Supporting Students with ADHD.
Wee Read Story Time — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 11 a.m. will host Wee Read Story Time for children ages 3 to 5, and their caregivers, to promote early literacy. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-3951.
Homeschool Show & Tell — The Frankford Public Library at 8 Main Street, Frankford, on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m. will host Homeschool Show & Tell, along homeschooled children of all ages to bring in an item from home and practice their public speaking skills by sharing the item with the crowd. Instruction is provided. For more information, visit www.frankford.lib.de.us or call (302) 732-3951.
Trunks for Treats — Conley’s United Methodist Church will host Trunks for Treats, safe and child-friendly trick-or-treating in the parking lot adjacent to Conley’s on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. “Trunks for Treats” features decorated auto trunks in themes that are not scary, not gory and not ghoulish. For more information, call the church office at (302) 945-1881, or visit www.ConleysUMC.org. The church is located at 33106 Jolyns Way in the Angola area.
Haunted Library — The Selbyville Public Library will host its popular Haunted Library from 6 to 8 p.m. during trick-or-treating on Halloween night. For one night only, the spirits of the Selbyville Library emerge to make their presence known. The event is recommended for those 7 or older, and admission is free. Preregistration is encouraged and can be done by calling (302) 436-8195 or through the events calendar at www.selbyvillelibrary.org.
Kids’ Halloween Party — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Oct. 31 from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. will host a Kids’ Halloween Party for kids ages 3 to 5, featuring a story, games and a snack. Costumes are encouraged but not required, and parents must accompany their child. The party is free, but preregistration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.
Mental Health Open House — NAMI Delaware will host the Sussex County Mental Health Open House on Saturday, Nov. 3, at Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth Beach, featuring mental health resources for individuals and families, a panel presentation and discussion regarding mental health concerns. Doors open at 8:30 a.m., with the program running from 9 a.m. to noon. A continental breakfast and refreshments will be served. There is no cost to attend, but registration is encourage and can be done by calling 1-888-427-2643, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting www.namidelaware.org/events.
Casa abierta de la salud mental — Las personas pueden unirse a NAMI Delaware el sábado 3 de noviembre para tener la oportunidad de obtener más información sobre los recursos de salud mental disponibles para las personas y sus familias. Habrá una presentación de recursos y una discusión sobre preocupaciones de salud mental. Todos los miembros de la comunidad son bienvenidos y animados a asistir, en Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Rd., Rehoboth Beach. Las puertas se abren a las 8:30 a.m., y el programa es de 9 a.m. hasta el mediodía. Habrá un desayuno continental. El costo de asistir es gratis. Para obtener más información, llame al (302) 415-4356, en línea: www.namidelaware.org/events.
Knights of Columbus Polish Dinner — The Knights of Columbus, Saint Ann Council 16771, will host their annual Polish Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Father Delaney Hall of Saint Ann Parish, 691 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach. Members of the Knights will prepare authentic Polish foods, including: kielbasa, pierogi, gołąbki (stuffed cabbage), kapuste (sauerkraut), chleb zytni i masla (rye bread and butter), dessert, coffee and tea, and beer, wine and soda are also included. Dinner will be served from 5 to 8 p.m., with the last seating at 7:30 p.m. Carry-out will be available. Tickets cost $20 for adults or $8 for children 5 to 10, and are expected to sell out early. For tickets, call Mark Burke at (410) 404-2186, Rick Morin at (302) 537-1968 or George Meringolo at (302) 272-1534.
Handbag & Accessories Auction — The Sussex County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., in conjunction with First State Community Action Agency, will host its 8th Annual Handbag & Accessories Auction & Buffet on Nov. 3 from 5 to 10 p.m. at Kings Creek Country Club in Rehoboth Beach. The cost is $13 per person. Tickets are available via Eventbrite, at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/handbag-and-accessories-auction-and-buffet-..., or on the website at www.scac-dst.org. Proceeds go toward scholarships for Sussex County graduating seniors.
Cemetery tour — Local genealogist Barbara Slavin will lead a tour through St. George’s Cemetery in Frankford on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The tour is limited to 20 people, and participants must call Salvin at (302) 593-8814, in advance, to register. The cost is $15 for the general public or $10 for members of the Ocean View Historical Society.
Car & Tractor Show — The Second Annual Antique, Classic Car & Tractor Show will be hosted Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Roxana fire hall. There will be a 50/50, raffles, “Chinese auction,” vendors, and breakfast and lunch items for sale, including oyster sandwiches. Vehicle entry costs $10, and vendor tables can be rented for $15. The rain date is Nov. 4.
Veterans Day Celebration — CHEER will host its annual Veterans Day Celebration on Friday, Nov. 9, at the CHEER Community Center on Sand Hill Road, east of Georgetown. The evening will begin with a dinner at 5 p.m., followed by the honor ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by disc jockey Sky Brady for dancing to end the evening. A cash bar will be offered. All veterans are welcome free of charge, but reservations are requested. Tickets for spouses or guests cost $10 each. To make reservations and/or obtain tickets, call Florence Mason at (302) 515-3045.