Continuing Events


Food events:

Dollar dinner — First State community dinners are held on the first 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.

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 5 to 8 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 5:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, four-piece fried chicken dinner specials; Thursdays, cheesesteak or hamburger specials; Fridays, various dinner specials; and Saturdays, entertainment.

Friday Night Dinners at FVFC — The Frankford Volunteer Fire Company will host their annual Friday Night Dinners on Fridays from Oct. 5 to Dec 21, excluding Nov. 23. The menu includes oyster sandwiches, soft-crab sandwiches, hotdogs, hot sausages, burgers, fries and drinks. People can eat in or take out from 4 to 7 p.m. The event supports the fire company.

Millsboro Lions Fritter Shack — The Millsboro Lions Club fritter shack will be open on Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 15, except Thanksgiving weekend. The fritter shack is located on the railroad-track side of Millsboro Town Hall, open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays, and 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. (or until they sell out) on Saturdays. Offerings include oyster fritters, crabcakes, soft-shell crab sandwiches, hotdogs and sodas. Proceeds benefit Lions Club community service projects, including Boy Scouts, Little League and glasses for those in need. For more information, call David at (302) 934-9339.

FVFC Friday Night Oysters (and more) — The Frankford Volunteer Fire Company is offering its Friday Night Oysters at the firehouse every Friday night through Dec. 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. Offerings include oyster sandwiches, softshell-crab sandwiches, cheeseburgers, hamburgers, french fries, hot sausage sandwiches, hotdogs and more.

 

Fitness/Wellness: 

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 11:25 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. 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 at 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, for a fee. For more information or to join, 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, for a fee, on Mondays from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. For more information or to join, call (302) 227-2055, Mondays through Fridays, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Wilmington Ski Club — The Wilmington Ski Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month (locations vary) from 7 to 8:30 p.m., with a social hour from 7 to 8 p.m. and meeting from 8 to 8:30 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone interested in skiing, snowboarding and other outdoor activities. For more information, visit www.wilmski.org or call (302) 792-0656.

Salisbury Ski Club — The Salisbury Ski Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month from September through March. 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. (New attendees should call the day before to confirm.) The classes include “Tuning Up the Temple” on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 to 10:15 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. Yoga will also be offered on Saturdays at 10 a.m., and on Tuesdays at 6 p.m., both taught by Erin McHale. 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 Mondays and some Wednesdays, at 10 a.m., 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. For more information, 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 6:30 p.m., with weigh-in generally starting at 5 p.m. TOPS is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. For more information, email jeanduck47@gmail.com.

Arthritis Swim Class — CHEER Inc. has added Wednesday classes to its Arthritis Swim Class schedule for CHEER seniors at Sussex Academy’s Aquatic Center in Georgetown. Seniors may now also participate in the class on Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., as well as on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There will continue to be Open Swim Lane on Wednesdays at the same time. Seniors must be CHEER members to receive the discount for the pool membership, and the first month is free. Transportation may be available to and from any CHEER activity center. For rates and transportation information, call a local center: Georgetown at (302) 856-3040; Lewes at Harbour Lights, (302) 645-9239; Long Neck, (302) 945-3551; Ocean View, (302) 539-2671; Roxana, (302) 732-3662; and the CHEER Community Center in Georgetown, (302) 854-9500. The Aquatic Center is located at Sussex Academy, 21150 Airport Road, Georgetown.

Weight Management Group — The Indian River Senior Center in Millsboro hosts a Weight Management Group each Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m., focusing on healthy eating and moderate exercise, with new information each week. The public is welcome to attend. The IRSC is located behind the Wawa on Route 113, at 214 Irons Avenue, Millsboro. For more information, call (302) 934-8839 or visit indianriverseniorcenterde.com.

Rise & Shine Yoga — Erin McHale, 200RYT , YOR counselor, will offer Rise & Shine Yoga Class at St. Martha’s in Bethany Beach on Mondays at 9:30 a.m., for $7 per person/”love offering.” Attendees should bring a mat.

Beginner/intermediate yoga — Erin McHale, 200RYT , YOR counselor, will offer Beginner/Intermediate Yoga Class on Tuesdays at 35247 Atlantic Avenue in Millville at 7 p.m., for $7 per person/”love offering.”

Yoga with equine friends — Oasis Healing Center at Sweet Meadow Stable hosts a special ground-based yoga, with horses in fenced pastures on both sides, on Wednesdays, from 9 to 10 a.m., and Holy Yoga from 7 to 8 p.m. The classes are designed to connect people and horses with nature. Attendees should bring a towel, mat and sunscreen. All levels are welcome. For more information, call Claudia at (302) 430-4644 with any questions. Oasis Healing Center at Sweet Meadow Stable is located at 37033 Sweet Meadow Lane, Roxana.

South Bethany Interval Circuit class — Adults of all fitness levels can join personal trainers Mel and Kim Royster for an Interval Circuit Fitness Class on Mondays from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. at the outdoor fitness area next to South Bethany Town Hall, 402 Evergreen Road. Check thefitnesscraze.com and Facebook for inclement weather/class rescheduling. The fee is by donation.

BIG group exercise for Parkinson’s — The Parkinson’s Support Group (Rehoboth chapter) is bringing back the BIG program (high-intensity, big-amplitude, high-energy) group exercise specifically for people of all ages who have Parkinson’s disease. Exercises are modified and tailored to the skill set and safety of the individual. The program is free and open to members and non-members, every Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Ocean View CHEER Center, 30637 Cedar Neck Road, hosted by Coastal Care Physical Therapy.

 

Support groups:

Mental health support — The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Delaware (NAMI Delaware) hosts several free support meetings: Discover, a social and educational peer gathering encouraging and supporting lives in recovery, meets the first Thursday of every month 6-7:30 p.m. at the Easter Seals Center in Georgetown; and Family Support Groups, for family members, loved ones and caregivers of adults with mental health conditions — the Ocean View groups meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., at Mariner’s Bethel UMC, and the Lewes/Rehoboth groups meet on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Methodist Church. For more information, call 1-888-427-2643 or (302) 427-0787.

Alateen meeting —  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 experience, strength and hope with one another. Open Alateen meetings are held on Mondays at 6 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach; Mondays at 7 p.m. at St. Matthews By-the-Sea United Methodist Church on Route 1 at Dagsboro Street in Fenwick Island; and Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Ocean View Presbyterian Church, 67 Central Avenue, Ocean View. Closed Alateen meetings are available for students at Indian River, Sussex Central and Cape Henlopen high schools. For more information, contact Judy at (703) 405-3832 or Pam 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 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit ovpc.org.

Al-Anon — Al-Anon is a support group for the families and friends of alcoholics. Meetings are held every Tuesday, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Ocean View Presbyterian Church. For more information, visit ovpc.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, with a new series beginning Sept. 10. There is a choice of a morning class starting at 10 a.m. or an evening class starting at 7 p.m., held in Room 209. This is 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.

Heart failure support  — Beebe Healthcare’sHeart to Heart Support Group meets on the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. in the Cardiovascular Conference Room at Beebe’s main campus in downtown Lewes. The group is open to anyone who has heart failure and their caregivers. For more information on the group, contact Lynn Toth at (302) 542-6334.

Parkinson’s support group —  The Worcester County (Md.) Parkinson’s Education & Support Group now meets in the Sunroom at Gull Creek at 1 Meadow Street, Berlin, Md., on the second Tuesday of each month from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m., featuring fun, fellowship, food, networking, fitness, the latest news on Parkinson’s and more. Subjects include medication, movement disorder specialists, finding local Parkinson’s resources, tai chi, Zumba, sexuality, falls prevention, improving balance, physical therapy, creative activities and more. All are welcome. For more information, call Kay at (410) 641-4765.

Breast cancer peer mentor support — The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s Peer Mentor Support Program provides ongoing, free, one-on-one emotional support and resources to those newly diagnosed with breast cancer, offered by trained breast cancer survivors. Those who are newly diagnosed and wish to speak to someone who has experienced a similar breast cancer diagnosis can call (302) 672-6435 or email lwilkinson@debreastcancer.org.

GriefShare at IRSC — The Indian River Senior Center in Millsboro offers a 13-week GriefShare Group, open to the public, on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Coffee and cake are provided. The group is designed to be a positive one, offering the tools to heal from the pain of grief/loss, using counselors on DVDs, workbooks and group discussion. Facilitators the Rev. Bob and Michelle Odom said they have personally benefited from the DVD series and want to help others in this difficult time. There is a suggested donation of $2 per class to cover costs of workbooks, but it is not required. Those wishing to attend should reserve a seat by calling (302) 934-8839.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group — Support for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s who are feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, alone, hopeless or even angry can join a support group held on the first Thursday of each month   at 6 p.m. at the Coastal Leisure Cheer Center on Cedar Neck Road in Ocean View. They can learn from other caregivers that they are not alone and that they can manage and provide the care their loved one’s needs. Meetings are free and open to all in need. For more information, call Kent Liddle at (610) 639-2322.

Support for blind and visually-impaired — Blind Sight of Delaware and Patricia Addison present a monthly information session on improving the quality of life for blind and visually-impaired Delawareans, including information about the support services and a resource store. The event is held on the third Tuesday of every month. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to the concierge at (302) 436-0808.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group —  Brandywine Senior Living at Fenwick Island, located at 21111 Arrington Drive in West Fenwick, hosts a Caregiver Support Group on the third Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m. The group will offer support to anyone caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder. All meetings are open to the public, and interested parties are being invited to attend. For more information, call (302) 436-0808.

Al-anon meetings in Ocean View —  Al-anon meetings take place each Saturday night at 7 p.m. at Mariners Bethel United Methodist Church at 81 Central Avenue in Ocean View.

Amputee support group —  Beebe Healthcare and Beebe Vascular offer a monthly community amputee support group to provide peer support, networking and educational opportunities for people who have experienced limb loss, their families and support people. The group is open to everyone regardless of where or when they experienced limb loss, and meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 5 to 7 p.m. at Beebe Vascular, 33664 Bayview Medical Drive, Unit 2, Lewes. Participants do not need to be a patient of Beebe Vascular to participate in the support group. For more information or to RSVP, call (302) 644-4954.

Grief support group — St. Luke Church in Ocean City, Md., offers six-week non-denominational grief support programs for anyone who has recently lost a spouse. The hospice-developed program runs 90 minutes per session, meeting once per week. The small group process, led by a certified, experienced facilitator, aims to help participants to understand the grief process, explore individual solutions while living with the loss, and embrace new roles and responsibilities. For more information or to register, call the parish office at (410) 250-0300. The program is held at St. Andrew Catholic Center, 14401 Sinepuxent Ave., Ocean City.

Multiple myeloma group — The Delaware Multiple Myeloma Information & Networking Group meets on Saturdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at locations in Dover and Milton. Their mission is to empower the myeloma community with information, education, support and hope. For more information, including meeting times and locations, visit www.dover.myeloma.org.

 

Religious Events: 

Praise, worship services — Millville United Methodist Church holds their Praise Service every Saturday at 6 p.m. and Worship Service Sunday at 9 a.m. The church is located at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Club House Road. For more information, call (302) 539-9077 or visit millvillemethodistchurch.org.

Youth ministries — FORGE Youth & Family Academy holds its Friday Fun-Fest every Friday, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 7804 Gumboro Road, Pittsville, Md. 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 7804 Gumboro Road, Pittsville, Md. 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., followed by an activity from 10:30 a.m. to noon and lunch at noon, 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. The church also offers Men’s Bible Study from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. every Wednesday. For more information, call the church at (302) 732-1156 or visit https://www.clc19945.org/.

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 http://www.sumc.com/get-connected/students.

Bible study — The Odyssey Church in Selbyville hosts Wednesday Night Recharge at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, at 2 Discovery Lane in Selbyville, featuring informal conversations on relative topics, with no Biblical knowledge required, intended to help people “get over the hump” and “recharge for the remainder of their week.” 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 6 to 7:30 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.

Beach Fellowship — The Beach Fellowship meets for services on Sundays at 8 a.m. on the beach at the end of Ocean View Parkway in Bethany Beach. For more information, call Roy Harrell at (302) 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.

Royal Rangers — Royal Rangers, a Christian-based program that welcomes all boys in kindergarten through high school meets weekly at Salem Church in Selbyville on Wednesday nights from 7 to 8:15 p.m.

FORGE Friday — FORGE Friday, held every Friday night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 7804 Gumboro Road, Pittsville, Md., is a kids’ church but welcomes adults and new Christians to join in the fun and fellowship, as the program remains open to children of all ages. Children younger than 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Food and fellowship is offered at 6:30 p.m., with family fun and life lessons at 7 p.m. For more information, e-mail info@forgeyouth.org or contact Robert Shrieves at (443) 366-2813, or visit www.forgeyouth.org to learn more about FORGE.

‘Arise!’ Early-Morning Prayer — A daily worship and prayer group, “Arise!” Early-Morning Prayer, meets seven days a week at 5 a.m. for a short service and time of praying together. For more information, including locations, find them on Facebook at Arise Prayer Community, call the Rev. Bradley Schutt at (302) 249-2337 or e-mail umcpastorbrad@outlook.com.

Wesley Wednesday Group — Wesley Wednesday Group, a study of the sermons of John Wesley and the history of Methodism, meets every Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Wesley Hall at Millville United Methodist Church. No previous Bible, church or religious experience is needed, and anyone from the community is welcome. For more information, contact the Rev. Bradley Schutt at (302) 249-2337 or umcpastorbrad@outlook.com.

Prayer at the beach — Fellowship and prayer are held on the beach in Bethany Beach every Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. The group meets at Campbell Place. For more information, contact the Rev. Bradley Schutt at (302) 249-2337 or umcpastorbrad@outlook.com.

Women’s AA Big Book Study — A Women’s AA Big Book Study is held every Friday at 5 p.m. at St. Martha’s Episcopal Church in Bethany Beach.

FORGE Exodus music team — Exodus music practice is held at FORGE Youth & Family located at 7804 Gumboro Road, Pittsville, Md., and meets every other Wednesday night, starting Oct. 3. Practice begins at 7 p.m. The Exodus Music team is open to the public, and membership is free. Those who want to help with the music or participate as a music team member should contact Bessie Brown at (302) 236-2550. For more information, call (302) 945-2586.

 

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.

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 (302) 537-9417 or send an email to rm.hendrix@mchsi.com.

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, at the South Coastal Library, 43 Kent Avenue in Bethany Beach, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 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 Tuesdays of each month from September through May, and the fourth Tuesdays of each month for a business/board meeting,  at 6 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 is seeking individuals who would like to become confident at public speaking and improve their leadership skills at the same time. The club offers a supportive learn-by-doing environment that aims to allow members to achieve their goals at a pace that’s right for them. The Southern Delaware Toastmasters club meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. at the Georgetown Public Library. Those who are interested but not sure if Toastmasters is right for them are welcome to attend as visitors and observe meetings a few times before becoming a member. For more information about the club, visit the website at https://www.toastmasters.org/Find-a-Club/01003044-01003044.

Senior center art group — The Cape Henlopen Senior Center is hosting an art group on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:25 p.m. The group focuses on acrylic watercolor work. There is a fee for  classes. For more information or to join, 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 social hour starts at 11 a.m., with luncheon at noon and 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 or emailing her at madod@aol.com, or calling Allys Macken at (914) 819-2992. Membership dues are $7 per year, in addition to the national membership. For information, call Dottie Rieck at (302) 539-2654, Lee Shoff at (302) 539-6952 or visit the website at www.southcoastalaarp.org.

Railroad club — The Delaware Seaside Railroad Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the South Coastal Library , 43 Kent Avenue in Bethany Beach. For information and location of the meeting, call Bill Mixon at (302) 827-4278.

Fenwick Island 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 Thursday 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.

Democrats of the 41st — The Democratic Committee of the 41st Representative District of Sussex County (Millsboro, Frankford, Dagsboro and Selbyville areas) meets the fourth Thursday of every month, at 6 p.m., at the Country Kitchen restaurant, 11 S. Washington St., Millsboro (between Main Street and Washington Street in downtown Millsboro).

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 May and on the second Thursday in 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 Pat Sheehy at (302) 644-2569 or email pqsheehy@comcast.net.

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. For more information, call Carolyn Brown at (302) 945-2528.

Lions meet — The Lord Baltimore Lions Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. at MAC’s Catering in Millville, with a cost of $16. 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 President Janet Bauer, at (302) 537-5175. For more information on the club, visit www.lordbaltimorelionsclub.com.

Bridge-duplicate — Bridge games are played Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. at Ocean View Presbyterian Church, 67 Church Avenue, Ocean View, and 6 p.m. on Wednesday evenings at Rehoboth Country Club. For partners or lessons, call Dini Romito at (302) 537-5262 or visit www.who-dini.com.

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 (except July and 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 on the fourth floor 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, for those 45 or older, meets every Thursday for happy-hour from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Carousel Resort in Ocean City, Md. For more information, call (302) 436-9577 or (410) 524-0649, or visit beachsingles.org.

Marine Corps League — The Marine Corps League, First State Detachment, meets at the VFW in Ocean View at 6 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month from June to August. The Marine Corps League is involved in civic, patriotic and charitable events in the community, and is committed to preserving the interests and traditions of the U.S. Marine Corps. All Marines are being encouraged to attend. For more information, call (302) 628-2624.

Republicans meet — The 38th District Republican Club meets the fourth Monday of the month from September through May at South Coastal Library from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The social with coffee/tea and light snacks runs from 6:30 to 7 p.m., and the meeting begins promptly at 7 p.m. and ends around 9:30 p.m. Guests welcome at no charge. 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. For more information, visit http://38thdrcp.com/ or email info@38thdrcp.com.

Ocean Waves Quilt Guild — The Ocean Waves Quilt Guild generally meets the first Monday of each month at at Conley’s United Methodist Church, 33106 Jolyn’s Way in Lewes, featuring speakers, classes and trips. The business meeting and program begin at 10 a.m. Pre-meeting activities (demos, sign ups, Second Time Around shopping, etc.) begin at 9:15 a.m. 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.”

Delmarvalous Quilt Guild — The Delmarvalous Quilt Guild meets on the third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. in the back building of the Extension Site for Delaware Agriculture Center. (The building is off Route 9 in Georgetown, past Sussex Tech, on the right side of road.) Sewing is all day, sometimes with classes. 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 11 a.m. on Fridays 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 (302) 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.

Millsboro needlerworkers group — Those who love to knit, crochet, embroider, do counted cross-stitch, applique work or other handwork can join fellow needleworkers at the Millsboro Public Library on North State Street on the first Tuesday of every month from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Teen Room. For more information, call the library at (302) 934-8743.

AARP Chapter 5340 meetings — AARP Chapter 5340 meetings are held at noon on the first Monday of month, except in September, when the meeting is held on the second Monday. The meetings include lunch and a program, and are held at the Sussex County Association of Realtors, 23407 Park Avenue in Georgetown. Reservations for lunch are to be called in to Anita Wright one week in advance at (302) 856-6215. For more information, contact Mary Lee at (302) 945-2607.

Lord Baltimore Women’s Club meets — The Lord Baltimore Women’s Club meets seasonally, on the third Monday of each month from September through June, at 11 a.m. at Cripple Creek Country Club, with lunch and a guest speaker. Women 21 or older are welcome to join LBWC in its fundraising efforts for scholarships for high school seniors, programs that contribute to the learning experience in local elementary schools, programs for veterans and their families, and activities of fellow charitable organizations. Members of LBWC can find opportunities for new friendships and personal enrichment. For more information, contact LBWC President Barbara Sunderlin at lordbaltimorewc@gmail.com.

Garden Club of Millsboro meeting — The Garden Club of Millsboro, a group of novice and experienced volunteer gardeners, is open to anyone who is interested in enhancing the streets of the town of Millsboro. Meetings are held on the second Friday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Art League on Main Street in Millsboro. New members are always welcome. For more information, call (302) 934-1113 and leave a message.

Drop-in Computer Lab — Need help signing up for free email? Saving a document? Cutting/pasting in Word? Downloading free Library eBooks? Figuring out a formula in XL? Free hands-on computer help is available in the Computer Classroom at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on  Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. (Note: Instructors cannot repair computer hardware.) For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Lord Baltimore Lioness Club — The Lord Baltimore Lioness Club meets on the first Wednesday of each month, February through June and August through December, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ocean View Presbyterian Church Hall. The club provides scholarships to students at Indian River High School and Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare, and provides aid to organizations including Food for Thought, Feed My Sheep, Lions Club Leader Dog, Senior Meals on Wheels, Camp Barnes, Coastal Cleanup and Operation Seas the Day. New members are always welcome. For more information, email lblioness@outlook.com.

Cars & Coffee at Doyle’s — Cars & Coffee will be held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, from 8 to 10 a.m., giving people the opportunity to show off their antique car, sports car or older truck, or to see old cruisers, at the authentic old diner Doyle’s Restaurant in Selbyville. The event is free to the public. Call (302) 436-2112 for more information.

The Stitchers — The Selbyville Public Library hosts the Stitchers for a meeting every Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m.

Mispillion Kennel Club — The Mispillion Kennel Club is now meeting at the Georgetown Chamber of Commcerce, 827 E. Market Street. A new facility near Milton is also being used for training classes. Fran Esposito and Jean Finnegan have partnered with Mispillion Kennel Club, and both have experience with obedience and rally training and competition. Fall classes begin Sept. 22. Registration information is available online www.mispillionkc.org, or text or call Cheryl Loveland at (302) 542-5805.

Daughters of the British Empire — The National Society of the Daughters of the British Empire is looking for ladies of British or Commonwealth descent or spouses to join them once a month at their local meetings, which are generally on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 11 a.m. For information, call (302) 422-6774.

Optimist Club of Sussex County meets — The Optimist Club of Sussex County meets on the first and third Mondays of each month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at J.D. Shuckers in Georgetown. All Sussex County residents who would like to promote optimism and help children develop to their full potential are being invited to join. For more information, contact Sussexoptimist@gmail.com.

 

Community events: 

Storytime/crafttime — The Selbyville Public Library will host storytime and craft time for children on a weekly basis. Preschool storytime is every Tuesday at 10 a.m. for children ages 2 to 6. Preschool craft time is every Tuesday from 11-11:45 a.m. 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 Wednesdays (except the first Wednesday of the month) from 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., for a fee. For more information or to join, 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. For more information, call (302) 732-6875.

Bethany 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. Matthew’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.

DCoG yard sale shop — Dagsboro Church of God hosts a yard sale shop every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the church at 32224 DuPont Boulevard in Dagsboro. Donations are accepted.

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.

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 Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. For more information, call Ada May at (302) 436-2981.

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.

Millsboro story and craft time — The Millsboro Public Library hosts a story time and craft time for children weekly, on Monday and Wednesday, for babies at 9:30 a.m., and for toddlers (ages 3 to 5) at 10:30 a.m.

Knitters Club — The Millsboro Public Library hosts Knitters Club on the first Tuesday of each month from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Friends Reading Club — The Millsboro Public Library hosts Friends Reading Club on the second Tuesday of each month at 11 a.m.

Chess Club — The Millsboro Public Library hosts Chess Club on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Film Club — The Millsboro Public Library hosts a Film Club for adults at 6:30 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month. Call the Millsboro Public Library at (302) 934-8743 to confirm the Film Club meeting is being held on a given week.

Friends of the Millsboro Public Library — Community members are being invited to join the Friends of the Millsboro Public Library (FMPL) in its activities to assist the library in its service to the community.  Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month, September through June, at 6 p.m. at the library. The major fundraiser of FMPL is the annual book sale in July. Funds raised benefit the library, its programs and services. FMPL will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2019.  The Millsboro Public Library is located at 217 West State St., across from the Millsboro Little League field. Contact friendsofmillsboropl@gmail.com for more information.

Storytime/crafttime — The Selbyville Public Library hosts Make Your Own Hemp Bookmark on the third Thursday of each month.

 

Community outreach: 

Social workers at libraries — Social workers from DHSS will be available on Thursdays at the Frankford and Selbyville public libraries. Drop-in hours are 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Selbyville and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Frankford. The socials workers can assist with Delaware Health & Social Services prgorams, including SNAP, Purchase of Care, energy assistance, long-term nursing care and more. People can stop by to learn what community support is available for them and their families.

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. Volunteer Days will be cancelled for inclement weather. For more information, contact the program manager via email at jamesfarm@inlandbays.org or by phone at (302) 226-8105, ext. 111.

Community food pantry — The Community Food Pantry will be open for food distribution on the third Saturday of every month through May, starting at 9 a.m. at Salem United Methodist Church, in Selbyville. The area covered includes south of the Indian River Inlet bridge to Fenwick Island, west to Selbyville and north to Dagsboro. A $3 donation per household is requested. For more information, call (302) 732-6565.

Free AARP tax prep — Indian River Senior Center hosts a free AARP tax preparation service on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. from February through April, by appointment only. To make an appointment, call the IRSC at (302) 934-8839. Donations to the IRSC are welcome but not required. The IRSC is located at 214 Irons Avenue, Millsboro. For more information, visit indianriverseniorcenterde.com.