Calendar

Aug. 16

‘Songs & Dances’ concert — “Songs & Dances — A Musical Event,” featuring cellist Jonah Kim, will be presented at St. Martha’s Episcopal Church on Thursday, Aug. 16, at 7:30 p.m. There is no admission charge, but a free-will donation to support the group will be appreciated. The church is located on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Maplewood Street in Bethany Beach.

Coast Guard Auxiliary to meet — U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-01 will meet Thursday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m. at South Bethany Town Hall. Anyone 17 or older is welcome to attend and learn about the Auxiliary.   For more information, call (302) 537-7845.

‘Theodore Roosevelt,” Part 1 — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Aug. 16 from 6 to 7:15 p.m. will host “Theodore Roosevelt: A True American,” as Bill Gudelunas presents the first of a three-part series examining the life and political career of Teddy Roosevelt. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Ocean Currents lecture — The final Ocean Currents public lecture of the summer will take place in Room 104 of the Cannon Laboratory at the University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp campus in Lewes on Aug. 16, at 7 p.m. In “The Life Autonomous,” professor Arthur Trembanis of the University of Delaware School of Marine Science & Policy will discuss autonomous data collection vehicles that operate in the water or air to map out everything from the coastline to the ocean, including results of a recent weeklong survey of the Delaware Bay shoreline, highlighting advances and remaining challenges. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The lecture is considered appropriate for all ages, including K-12.

 

Aug. 17-19

Tango workshop weekend — Tango Lewes will host a weekend of workshops in Argentine tango with three-time USA finalist Roberto Pena and Jackie Shapiro. An Absolute Beginner boot-camp will take place on Aug. 17, 7:30-9 p.m. Open-level classes will be held Aug 18, 12:30-2 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m. Singles are welcome — no need to bring a partner. Private lesson are available Aug.18 and 19. A potluck lunch will be provided by Tango Lewes for those taking the Saturday workshops. All classes will be held at Right Balance Pilates, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in Lewes. For more information, visit www.tangolewes.com or email info@tangolewes.com.

 

Aug. 18

Ocean View historical park — Coastal Point Civil War columnist Tom Ryan will hold a book signing for “Spies, Scouts & Secrets in the Gettysburg Campaign” and “Essays on Delaware during the Civil War” at Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach on Saturday, Aug. 18, 9 to 11 a.m.

American Legion Crab Feast — American Legion Post 24 will host its Crab Feast on Satruday, Aug. 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the post at 28181 Nine Foot Road, Dagsboro. The feast includes all-you-can-eat crabs, fried chicken, hotdos, baked beans, macaroni salad and corn-on-the-cob. Also included is domestic draft beer and sodas. There is no reserved seating. Tickets cost $40 per person in advance, with a limited amount being sold. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (302) 732-3120.

FORGE showing ‘Infinity War’ — FORGE will host a movie night featuring “Avengers: Infinity War,” on Aug. 18, starting at 6:30 p.m. at 7804 Gumboro Rd., Pittsville, Md. A $2 donation at the door is requested from non-members attending. Refreshments will be available. For more information, call Rob at (443) 366-2813.

 

Aug. 18-20

Lyme disease author appearances — Author Gregg Kirk will discuss his journey to recover from chronic Lyme disease and sign his book “Gratitude Curve: Using the Lessons of Chronic Illness to Reach Personal Empowerment” at a series of events on Aug. 18-20. On Aug. 18, he will make a presentation, sign books and answer questions at Browseabout Books in Rehoboth Beach from 5:30 to 7 p.m. On Aug. 19 from noon to 1:30 p.m., Kirk will sign books and answer questions after a Kriya yoga and energy healing demonstration at The Yoga Studio 24 in Lewes. One-on-one sessions may be scheduled afterward. On Aug. 20, Kirk will give a presentation and sign his book from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Lewes Public Library. For more information, go to GreggKirk.com.

 

Aug. 19

Sacred music through the church year — Community Lutheran Church, located at 30897 Omar Road, Frankford, (Route 20 and Armory Road), will host “A Celebration of Sacred Music through the Church Year” on Sunday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m., exploring the church year with music from Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter and Pentecost with selections of choral pieces, solos, instrumentals and congregational hymns. A reception will follow.

Veasey Family in concert — St. Matthews By-the-Sea Methodist Church will continue their 2018 Summer Concert Series with the Veasey Family on Sunday, Aug. 19, starting at 7 p.m. at the church, at the corner of Dagsboro Street and Route 1 in Fenwick Island. The series will conclude Aug. 26, featuring the Crusaders. The concerts are free of charge to attend, but a “love offering” will be taken for the performers. For more information, contact Merle Dimeler at (302) 436-1938 or the St. Matthews church office at (302) 537-1402.

Fort Miles Museum tours — The Fort Miles Museum will offer guided tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19, featuring FMHA tours of Fort Miles artillery park and museum at Cape Henlopen State Park. The cost is $5 per person 8 or older. Tours originate at the Orientation Building. Pre-register by email to fmhatours@gmail.com or go to fortmilesha.org.

 

Aug. 20

Karaoke competition — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Aug. 20 will host a series of karaoke sessions and competitions. Sessions will be from 3 to 4 p.m. for those ages 5 to 9, 5 to 6 p.m. for those ages 10-14 and 6 to 7 p.m. for those 15 or older, with audience voting for the 10-14 and 15-and-older groups. Those who wish to participate in the Aug. 20 karaoke event must sign up and submit their song confirmation form before 8 p.m. on Aug. 20. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Vinyasa yoga — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Aug. 20 from 8 to 8:45 a.m. will host a free Vinyasa yoga session with RYT 200 certified yoga instructor Amanda Schultz. Participants should bring a yoga mat or beach towel.. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

 

Aug. 21

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

iPad Users Groups — The South Coastal Library will host its iPad User Groups on Aug. 21 at 11 a.m. The Rookies group is for those just getting started, while the Veterans group is for those who are ready for more advanced skills. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

AAUW book discussion — AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Library Association Notable Books Discussion at the Selbyville Public Library on the third Tuesday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. The book for Aug. 21 is “The Boys in the Bunkhouse:  Servitude & Salvation in the Heartland” by Dan Barry. The group is open to all members and the public. For more information, call Ada May at (302) 436-2981.

 

Aug. 22

Ocean View historical park — The Ocean View Historical Society will open its historical buildings adjacent to John West Park to the public each Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. through Aug. 29. Admission is free. Docents will be present to answer questions and take guests on a tour through the Civil War-era restored house, outhouse, 1889 post office, 1923 chicken house, Hall’s Store Visitor Center (under construction) and the developing Coastal Towns Museum.  Free parking is available in the Town of Ocean View lots.

Delaware trivia night — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Aug. 22 at 5 p.m. will host a Delaware-themed trivia night. Attendees can bring a team of friends (up to 6 members per team) or join a team when they arrive. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

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 Aug. 22 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.

Vinyasa yoga — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Aug. 22 from 8 to 8:45 a.m. will host a free Vinyasa yoga session with RYT 200 certified yoga instructor Amanda Schultz. Participants should bring a yoga mat or beach towel.. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

 

Aug. 23

Harrington Casino bus trip — The Indian River Senior Center in Millsboro will host a Harrington Casino bus trip on Thursday, Aug. 23, with the bus leaving at 9:30 a.m. and returning at 4 p.m. The cost is $15 for IRSC members or $25 for non-members, which includes $15 in free play and $7 toward the all-you-can-eat buffet. Seats are limited; contact Maggie Smith at (302) 947-2274 for more information.

‘Ballet: Posture, Flexibility & Strength’ — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Aug. 23 at 3 p.m. will host “Ballet for Posture, Flexibility & Strength” as instructor Susan Sneddon leads people through ballet exercises to improve posture, flexibility and strength. The class is free. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

‘Theodore Roosevelt,’ Part 2 — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Aug. 23 from 6 to 7:15 p.m. will host “Theodore Roosevelt: A True American,” as Bill Gudelunas presents the second of a three-part series examining the life and political career of Teddy Roosevelt. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Growing Your Business, bilingual — Lola Campos of the Women’s Business Center will host Growing Your Business, a free Q&A session about financing options to grow a business, at the Frankford Public Library on Thursday, Aug. 23, in English at 5:30 p.m. and in Spanish at 6:30 p.m. Topics include challenges faced by small-business owners when seeking financing; different types of debt financing; what lenders look for in a borrower; tips for requesting a loan and the First State Community Loan Fund.

Happy Hour for candidate Colleen Davis — A Happy Hour at The Den at Bear Trap Dunes, to support Colleen Davis For State Treasurer, will be held on Thursday, Aug. 23, from 5 to 7 p.m., hosted by Miken Builders, Kelly & Tom McCandless and Jack & Yvonne Hanley. The cost is $30 per person. To RSVP, visit http://events.eventzilla.net/e/bear-trap-happy-hour-fundraiser-2138953480 or email k.a.carroll7@gmail.com. Donations are being accepted at https://www.colleendavisfortreasurer.com/donate.

 

Aug. 24

‘Coco’ to be shown in Frankford — Envision Frankford will host the third of its three community movie nights on Aug. 24 at the town park in Frankford, featuring “Coco.” The showing is free and open to the public. The movie will begin at dusk. Everyone is being encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets to watch the movie.

Vinyasa yoga — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Aug. 24 from 8 to 8:45 a.m. will host a free Vinyasa yoga session with RYT 200 certified yoga instructor Amanda Schultz. Participants should bring a yoga mat or beach towel.. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

 

Aug. 25

American Legion barbecue chicken — American Legion Post 24 in Dagsboro will sell barbecue-chicken dinners from the post parking lot, located at 28181 Nine Foot Road, across from Royal Farms, on Saturday, Aug. 25, offering half a barbecued chicken, served with baked beans, roll and pickle, for $8. The sale is weather-dependent. For more information, call Billy Hitchens at (302) 542-7244. A sale will also be held Sept. 1.

FORGE sidewalk sale — There will be an end-of-season sidewalk sale at FORGE Thift N Gift, located at 7804 Gumboro Rd, Pittsville Md., on Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Everything outside will be priced at $1 or less. Door prizes, in the form of additional discounts on various items, will be given away every hour. All proceeds benefit FORGE Youth & Family Academy Inc.

RAL modern self-portrait workshop — The Rehoboth Art League will host a workshop, “The Self-Portrait: Oil Painting,” on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will receive an introduction into the self-portrait and contemporary figure painting through instructor Lauren E. Peters, the 2018 Delaware Division of the Arts Fellowship for painting winner in the “Emerging Artist” category. Intermediate oil painters attending the workshop will work from a photograph to create their own self-portraits and will be encouraged to approach their work from a non-traditional perspective, rooted in traditional portraiture but with a more modern take on color and representation. The cost of the workshop is $100 for members and non-members. To register, go to www.rehobothartleague.org or call (302) 227-8408, ext. 112.

Indoor yard sale at IRSC — The Indian River Senior Center in Millsboro will host an indoor yard sale on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast foods, lunch and cold drinks will be available to purchase, along with the more than 20 tables of yard-sale items in the air-conditioned hall. Tables are available to rent. For more information, call the IRSC at (302) 934-8839 or visit IndianRiverSeniorCenterDE.com.

 

Aug. 26

Fellowship, music at Bethel UMC — Bethel United Methodist Church, located at 28311 Clayton Street, in Dagsboro, will present an evening of fellowship and music on Sunday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m. All are welcome. A love offering will be taken. Refreshments will follow in the Bethel Center. This series of fourth Sunday performances is sponsored by The Circle of Friends and the Rev. Dr. K.C. Lee. For information, call (302) 732-6805.

The Crusaders at St. Matthews —  St. Matthews By-the-Sea Methodist Church will conclude their 2018 Summer Concert Series with the Crusaders on Sunday, Aug. 26, starting at 7 p.m. at the church, at the corner of Dagsboro Street and Route 1 in Fenwick Island. The concerts are free of charge to attend, but a “love offering” will be taken for the performers. For more information, contact Merle Dimeler at (302) 436-1938 or the St. Matthews church office at (302) 537-1402.

Zumbathon for Justin’s Beach House — The 1st Annual Endless Summer Zumbathon, featuring Zumba education specialist Janae Smith and international presenter Travis Algarin, will be held on Sunday, Aug. 26, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Delaney Hall at the Parish of St. Ann on Garfield Parkway in Bethany Beach. The event benefits Justin’s Beach House. Doors will open at 1 p.m. Tickets cost $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information, text or call (302) 519-4608.

 

Aug. 27

PAWS for Reading for Kids — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Aug. 27 at 2 p.m. will host PAWS for Reading for Kids, as children read to a gentle, affectionate dog with trained teams, to provide a supportive, fun way for kids to improve their literacy skills and learn to enjoy reading. The program is for those 3 or older and is free, but in-person preregistration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

 

Aug. 29

Ocean View historical park — The Ocean View Historical Society will open its historical buildings adjacent to John West Park to the public each Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. through Aug. 29. Admission is free. Docents will be present to answer questions and take guests on a tour through the Civil War-era restored house, outhouse, 1889 post office, 1923 chicken house, Hall’s Store Visitor Center (under construction) and the developing Coastal Towns Museum.  Free parking is available in the Town of Ocean View lots.

Healthy Eating Group presentation — Beebe Healthcare’s Diabetes Management & Medical Nutrition Therapy department will offer a Healthy Eating Group presentation on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 8 to 10 a.m., at the Lewes campus. This session will be led by Arlene Feleccia, registered licensed dietician, and will address risk factors for pre-diabetes, diabetes prevention and general healthy eating information. The session is free and open to everyone, but those planning to attend should RSVP to (302) 645-3121.

 

Aug. 30

‘Theodore Roosevelt,” Part 3 — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Aug. 30 from 6 to 7:15 p.m. will host “Theodore Roosevelt: A True American,” as Bill Gudelunas presents the final part of a three-part series examining the life and political career of Teddy Roosevelt. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

 

Aug. 31

LWVSC Fun Lunch — On Friday, Aug. 31, the League of Women Voters of Sussex County will host its Fun Lunch, from noon to 1:30 p.m., at the Counting House restaurant in the Brick Hotel in Georgetown. Go to www.sussexlwv.org or to Eventbrite (under LWVSC August Fun Lunch) to register.

Jazz Funeral Silent Auction —  The Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral Silent Auction, to benefit Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, will be held at Bethany Blues in Bethany Beach on Friday, Aug. 31, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., featuring gift certificates and other silent auction items. Admission is free, and music will be provided by members of the Dixieland jazz bands that participate in the annual mock-funeral for the summer season each Labor Day on the Bethany boardwalk. For more information, visit www.jazz-funeral.com.

 

Sept. 1

MUMC Bake Sale — Millville United Methodist Church, located at 36405 Club House Road in Millville, will host its Bake Sale in the Wesley Hall next to the church on Saturday, Sept. 1, starting at 8 a.m., featuring homemade cakes, pies, cookies and sweet treats, and Rada Cutlery will be on sale. All proceeds go to support mission projects of the Millville United Methodist Women’s Group.

Civil War book signing — Coastal Point Civil War columnist Tom Ryan will hold a book signing for “Spies, Scouts & Secrets in the Gettysburg Campaign” and “Essays on Delaware during the Civil War” at Bethany Beach Books on Saturday, Sept. 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

American Legion barbecue chicken — American Legion Post 24 in Dagsboro will sell barbecue-chicken dinners from the post parking lot, located at 28181 Nine Foot Road, across from Royal Farms, on Saturday, Sept. 1, offering half a barbecued chicken, served with baked beans, roll and pickle, for $8. The sale is weather-dependent. For more information, call Billy Hitchens at (302) 542-7244.

St. Martha’s used book sale — St. Martha’s Episcopal Church will hold its next used book sale on Saturday, Sept. 1, at the church, at the corner of Maplewood Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in Bethany Beach, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale features used hardbound and paperback books in good condition, children’s books, CDs, DVDs, puzzles and games. The book sale committee is accepting donated books and other items, which can be placed in the bin on the church porch Wednesday through Friday between 9 a.m. and noon. Proceeds from the sales benefit St. Martha’s outreach programs. For more information, call (302) 539-7444.

IRHS band fundraiser carwash — Car owners can support the Indian River High School music department at a fundraiser carwash on Sept. 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lord Baltimore Elementary School. The cost is $10 per vehicle.

 

Sept. 3

Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral — The Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral will take place on Monday, Sept. 3, around 5:30 p.m. coming from the north end of the boardwalk to the bandstand. The event will feature a mock-funeral parade for the Summer of 2018, with the music of three Dixieland jazz bands, costumed “mourners” and remarks on the summer season hosted by former NPR broadcaster Liane Hansen. For more information, visit www.jazz-funeral.com.

 

Sept. 5

Coastal Cleanup signup deadline — The 31st annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup will be held Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon at 45 sites statewide. Volunteers are being strongly encouraged to preregister by Wednesday, Sept. 5, to ensure DNREC has enough supplies for each site. The event is part of the worldwide Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup. Register online at https://de.gov/coastalcleanup. (Groups of 10 or more should email joanna.wilson@state.de.us or call (302) 739-9902.)

 

Sept. 7

CHEER Trap Pond Fall Festival — CHEER’s Annual Trap Pond Fall Festival will be held on Friday, Sept. 7, at Trap Pond State Park, south of Route 24, east of Laurel, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring a traditional fried chicken dinner with trimmings at noon; entertainment by D.J. Sky Brady and others; vendors, raffles and door prizes; the Celebrity Jail; pontoon boat rides (for a fee, with advance registration); and a guided nature walk. Admission is free to the park. Tickets cost $6 for those 60 or older, or $8 for those younger than 60. Tickets are available at all CHEER activity centers or at the festival entrance the day of the event. Proceeds from the event will benefit CHEER’s Cooking for Sussex Seniors Capital Campaign. For more information, call Florence Mason at (302) 515-3045 or Robin Greene at (302) 515-3063.

 

Sept. 8

Cape Henlopen Chocolate Tasting — The Friends of Capel Henlopen’s 12th Annual Chocolate Tasting will be held at the Officer’s Club in Cape Henlopen State Park on Sept. 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. The $6 admission fee includes tickets for six chocolate items, with additional tickets available for 50 cents each. Park entrance fees will be in effect. There will be a raffle with hourly drawings. Raffle tickets cost $1 each or $5 for six. For more information, visit the website at www.friendsofcapehenlopen.org, e-mail them at fochsp@gmail.com or call (302) 858-6127.

Chippy Boat Paint class — Jayne’s Reliable in Dagsboro will host Chippy Boat Paint Technique with DIY Paint from noon to 1:30 p.m., featuring Debi Beard of Debi’s Design Diary, showing how to layer and distress to get that chippy old boat paint look. The cost is $65 per person, and space is limited. Call Jayne’s Reliable to purchase a spot, at (302) 927-0049.

Paint blending and layering class — Jayne’s Reliable in Dagsboro will host a Blending & Layering Demonstration with DIY Paints from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 8 with Kristin Calhoun of ShePaints demonstrating techniques in blending and layering of DIY chalk and clay-based paint. Participants can use a phone to record the class, and they will have access to Calhoun online for a week to answer follow-up questions. They will also be entered for a chance to take home the piece she paints that day. The cost is $65 per person, and space is limited. Call Jayne’s Reliable to purchase a spot, at (302) 927-0049.

Paint, stencil and foil class — Jayne’s Reliable in Dagsboro will host Creatively Combining DIY Paint, Stencils & Metallic Foil from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 8 with Sue Mondeel. “Tanglewood Sue” will be showing how to combine stencils, metallic foils and DIY paint to create completely unique looks for home or products. Participants will leave with their own unique piece of art and new skills. The cost is $65 per person, and space is limited. Call Jayne’s Reliable to purchase a spot, at (302) 927-0049.

Wooden Clock Workshop — Jayne’s Reliable in Dagsboro will host a Wooden Clock Workshop with DIY Paint from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 8, with Andrea Piatti-Bruno. Participants will be personalizing a 12-inch wooden clock face using DIY Paints and finishes, and then stenciling over the painted piece. They will take home a working clock. The cost is $65 per person, and space is limited. Call Jayne’s Reliable to purchase a spot, at (302) 927-0049.

Faux Wood Cheeseboard paint class — Jayne’s Reliable will host a Faux Wood Cheeseboard Using DIY Paint class from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 8, with Becka Jochum Miller, with participants learning a faux wood finish using three colors of DIY Paint and adding a decorative accent and handles. The cost is $65 per person, and space is limited. Call Jayne’s Reliable to purchase a spot, at (302) 927-0049.

 

Sept. 8-10

Palette knife & brush oil-paint class — The Rehoboth Art League will host guest artist Michele Byrne for a three-day workshop for intermediate oil painters, “Palette Knife & Bold Brush Impressionism in Oil Paint,” Saturday through Monday, Sept. 8-10, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. The cost of the three-day workshop is $375 per person. To register for the class, go to www.rehobothartleague.org or call (302) 227-8408, ext. 112.

 

Sept. 9

IRVFC AYCE breakfast buffet — The Indian River Volunteer Fire Company will host its monthly all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet on Sunday, Sept. 9, 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.

 

Sept. 10

Ron Gray’s ‘Rally in the Park’ — State Rep. Ron Gray will host his “Rally in the Park” on Sept. 10 at John West Park, 32 West Avenue, Ocean View, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event is free, and refreshments and dessert will be served. RSVP to Colleen Twardzik at (302) 537-1719.

 

Sept. 11

CHEER Military Honor Day — Honoring those who died in the 2001 9/11 terrorists attacks, CHEER will host its Military Honor Day on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Warren L. & Charles C. Allen Jr. CHEER Community Center east of Georgetown. Activities take place from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., and admission is free to the public. Students can visit education displays of historical military events and meet veterans of American wars and conflicts. There will also be a special memorial service. For information, call Walt Koopman at (302) 945-7122.

 

Sept. 15

Air patrol open house — Coastal Patrol Base 2 Memorial Composite Squadron (CPB2MCS) will hold an open house on Sept. 15 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Sussex EOC at Delaware Coastal Airport in Georgetown, for the community to demonstrate the unit’s ability to respond to emergencies such as: missing aircraft, missing boats, natural disasters and more. The unit will have on display aircraft, a search-and-rescue van and the Delaware Wing mobile communications truck. Inside the Emergency Operations Center will be displays and videos. For more information, visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com.

 

Sept. 16

Knights of Columbus Lobster Fest — The Knights of Columbus, St. Ann’s Council 16771 in Bethany Beach will host its inaugural Lobster Fest on Sept. 16, with two seatings: 2-4 p.m. and 4-6 p.m., at Father Delaney Hall at St. Ann Parish in Bethany Beach. Seating is limited. The cost is $25 per person, for 1.25-pound lobster, corn-on-the-cob, potato salad, dessert, beer, soft drinks and water. A children’s menu featuring hotdogs will also be available for $10. For ticket information, contact Mark Burke at (410) 404-2186.

 

Sept. 21-22

SCHS Class of 1978 reunion — Sussex Central High School’s Class of 1978 is planning its 40th class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Cape Henlopen Elks, 18544 Beaver Dam Road, Lewes. The social hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m., with heavy appetizers, being served at 7 p.m. There will be cash bar and D.J. The cost is $20 per person. On Sept. 21 from 6 to 9 p.m., Mike Garvilla (Snyder) will host happy-hour from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Georgetown location of JD Shuckers. The class is also planning to meet on the beach on Sunday, Sept. 23. Payment is due by Aug. 31, via checks made payable to Mary-Beth Pepper, 22058 Vaughn Road, Georgetown, DE  19947. For more information, call (302) 236-6625 or email mbpepper@verizon.net.

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