May 17

AGH Foundation 25th Anniversary — The Atlantic General Hospital Foundation will hold their 25th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, May 17, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Hosted by the Gudelsky family at their waterfront property in West Ocean City, Md., the evening will be “A Silver Celebration,” featuring simple elegance with guests wearing cocktail attire. For more information, visit

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

PAWS for Reading for Kids — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on May 17 from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. will host PAWS for Reading for Kids, as children read to a gentle, affectionate dog as 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

Library to host ‘The Post’ — The Selbyville Public Library will host a free showing of the 2017 film “The Post” on May 17 at 5:30 p.m. Snacks will be provided. Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep team up for the first time in the true story about how the Washington Post exposed a cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades. For head count, an RSVP is encouraged, by calling (302) 436-8195 or through the events calendar at


May 18

Free tablet class — Indian River Senior Center in Millsboro will host a free tablet class on Friday, May 18, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., for iPad and other tablets. Attendees can learn how to set up a safe password and WiFi; and how to set up a contact list and edit it, email from the phone, use the internet from the phone, download or delete apps, print and access social media. The class is open to the public, but those planning to attend should call the IRSC to reserve a seat at (302) 934-8839.

SB Historical Society open house — The South Bethany Historical Society will host a reception and open house on Friday, May 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. at South Bethany Town Hall. The event will include refreshments and discussions on South Bethany history. George Junkin will give a presentation on the storms that have affected South Bethany.

Strike Out Cancer bowling event — On Friday, May 18, a special Strike Out Cancer bowling event will take place at Millsboro Lanes in Millsboro, 6-8:30 p.m. The cost is $20, which includes two games of bowling, shoes, pizza, and a soda. Additionally, raffle baskets and 50/50 raffle will take place at the event. D.J. Wax will be on hand to keep the party going. All proceeds from the event will go towards the mission of the Get Well Gabby Foundation, providing funds for hospital initiatives, supporting childhood cancer research, and providing financial assistance for children in Delaware and Eastern Pennsylvania who are currently battling cancer.

IRHS Alumni meet-and-greet — The IRHS Alumni will host a casual “Meet & Greet” at 16 Mile Brewery in Georgetown on Friday, May 18, with catering by Boneyard BBQ and live music at 6 p.m. Admission is free, and there will be a cash bar and food available to order.


May 18-19

‘The 39 Steps’ — The Take Two Drama Club of Sussex Central High School will present “The 39 Steps,” a comedy by Patrick Barlow based on the classic Alfred Hitchcock film, on Friday, May 18, at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, May 19, at 2 and 7 p.m. at the school. Ticket prices are $10 for general admission; $7 for seniors, students and military; and $7 at a special two-for-one rate for all middle-school students. (No one will be turned away for inability to pay, but donations and all proceeds immediately support future Take Two/SCHS dramatic productions.) Tickets for the show are available at the door, starting at 5:30 p.m. (12:30 p.m. for matinees). Concessions and drinks will be available at separate cost.


May 19

Long Neck MS Walk — The Long Neck MS Walk will be held at Pot Nets Lakeside Community on May 19 starting at 9 a.m. To register to walk, call (302) 947-9499 or (302) 945-9236. Participants may choose the 1-mile or 2-mile walk. Sign-up on the morning of May 19 will start at 8 a.m. at Lakeside Community Center, 33076 Rock Cove, Pot Nets Lakeside off of Long Neck Road (Route 23), Long Neck. Music for the event will be provided by Reedy’s D.J. Connection.

Basic Boating Course — The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will host its Basic Boating Course at the Millville fire hall in Millville on May 19 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The course costs $10, and satisfactory completion results in a Delaware boating certificate. For more information or to register, call (610) 507-7526.

MERR yard sale fundraiser — The Marine Education, Research & Rehabilitation Institute Inc. (MERR) is now accepting items for its annual yard sale fundraiser, set for Saturday, May 19, rain or shine, at the facility on Pilottown Road in Lewes. The sale will also feature a bake sale and refreshments throughout the day. To donate to the event, call (302) 228-5029 or email

Eagles’ chicken parm dinner — The Sussex County Eagles Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a May dinner special on Saturday, May 19, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie at 35083 Atlantic Avenue, Ocean View, consisting of chicken parmigiana over pasta, salad, garlic bread and dessert for $12.  Immediately following dinner, the Aerie will be conducting Flip Five in the social quarters until 9 p.m., with minimum pots of $20. Tickets for the dinner are available in advance at the Aerie, by calling (302) 616-2937 or at the door on Saturday evening. Flip Five is also open to the public.

Former pro basketball player to speak — Former professional basketball player, now author and coach, Sullivan Phillips will be the speaker at the Millsboro Seventh Day Adventist Church, 30007 Cordrey Road, Millsboro, on Saturday, May 19, at 11 a.m. He will share his testimony, and the public is being invited to attend and bring a young person.

Genealogical society meeting — The Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS) will meet on Saturday, May 19, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Lewes Public Library. A business meeting will follow the presentation by author and local historian Ed Okonowicz, discussing “Tales Tombstones Tell,” featuring regional folklore, tombstone symbolism, architecture and inscriptions, as well as several local ghost stories legends. SCGS has monthly membership meetings from September to May; the Educational Committee holds multi-week spring and fall discussion groups; and a special-interest group focuses on online research. For meeting information, visit


May 20

Colonial High Tea Party — The Lakeside Community Home Owners Association will hold a Colonial High Tea Party on Sunday, May 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Pot Net Lakeside Community Center, 33076 Rock Cove, Long Neck. The cost is $15 per person. The tea is open to the public; and children 8 or older are welcomed with an adult. Attendees can learn about the history of tea, the Colonial times and enjoy tea with a presentation by Colonial reenactor Stephanie Borneman. The menu includes tea sandwiches of chicken salad, ham and cheese, cucumber and egg salad; scones with lemon curd and Devonshire cream; fresh fruit; sweets; and tea. The men of the community will be servers for the event. There will be an optional hat contest with prizes. Tickets for the Colonial Tea may be had by calling (302) 947-2644. No tickets will be sold at the door or after May 14.

Antique Bottle Club Show & Sale — The Delmarva Antique Bottle Club Show & Sale will take place on Sunday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ellendale Fire Hall, 302 Main St., Ellendale, featuring antique bottles, insulators and tabletop collectibles. For more information, call Keith Fleming at (302) 684-8138.

Fried chicken carry-out — The Bishopville (Md.) Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will hold a fried chicken carry-out at the main station on Sunday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A whole chicken (eight pieces) costs $14, with a half-chicken (four pieces) for $8. Baked goods will also be available for purchase. Call (443) 235-2926 in advance to have an order ready to pick up.

#Performstrong Variety Show — The #Performstrong Variety Show will take place at the Millsboro fire hall, 109 East State Street, in Millsboro, on May 20. Doors open at 1 p.m., with the program starting at 2 p.m. The upbeat variety show — featuring Kayla Martell as emcee, featured entertainer Grace Otley, and guest entertainers Cathy Gorman, Jaime Parker, Brooke Elliott, Shane Beard, Aimee Parker, McAleer School of Irish Dance, Ashlie Workman, Devon Lynch, Susanne Truitt, Mr. Goodwood & Ken, Gloria Holland, KP Karate, Nanticoke Indians, Kim Z Magic, Jake Darmstadter, Wade Perdue, Mary Kate Paoli and more, as well as silent auction and baked goods — will benefit Courtney Russum and her family for medical care and recovery. Tickets cost $15, or $10 for seniors and students; children 5 or younger will be admitted free with an adult. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (302) 841-7080 or on Eventbrite.

Music by The Nelsons at Long Neck UMC — Long Neck United Methodist Church will host The Nelsons for a performance of gospel, a cappella, hymn, Americana, folk and inspirational music on Sunday, May 20, from 6 to 7:45 p.m. A “love offering” will be taken. A fellowship dinner will be held before the concert, from 4 to 5:45 p.m., with donations taken. For more information, call (302) 228-5546.


May 21

Spanish cooking class — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on May 21 from 1 to 2 p.m. will host a cooking class with Chef Charles on Spanish cuisine, featuring recipes, a small tasting and door prize. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit

‘The Media in the Trump Era’ — The League of Women Voters’ annual dinner meeting will be held on May 21 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Fish On in Lewes, featuring “The Media in the Trump Era,” presented by Ralph Begleiter. Guests are welcome. For reservations, go to before May 17.

Bacon bake-off — Bacon lovers, rejoice, as the cooking series returns to Frankford Public Library on May 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. Attendees can bring a bacon dish (appetizer, entree or dessert) to be tasted and judged by a panel of experts. Small prizes will be awarded. All participants will get a tasting of each dish.

Skin cancer screening — Atlantic General Hospital hosts a free educational session on the third Monday of each month. On May 21, dermatologists Dr. Sara Moghaddam and Dr. Curtis Asbury will be giving free SPOTme skin cancer screenings at the Aquacare conference room, 38069 Town Center Drive, Unit 15, Millville. Reservations are requested, but not required, by calling Michelle McGowen at (410) 641-9268 or visiting


May 22

Trip to D.C. art museums — Gallery One is sponsoring a May 22 bus trip to the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in Washington, D.C., including a private guided tour of the highlights of the SAAM. Travel to and from the galleries will be in a deluxe touring bus with amenities. Snacks and water will be provided. The approximate time of departure will be 8 a.m., returning 10 hours later. There will be two pickup/drop off sites — one in the Ocean View/Bethany area and the other in the Lewes/Rehoboth area. The cost of the trip is $50, due at the time of reservation. Space is limited. Reservations can be made by contacting Gallery One at (302) 537-5055 or online at

Community resources day — Millsboro Seventh Day Adventist Church at 30007 Cordrey Road will host a community-resources day on Tuesday, May 22, from 4 to 7 p.m. Agencies and companies will provide information and answer questions regarding Medicare, domestic violence, public health and more, including Child Inc., VA, WIC, State Farm Insurance and Telamon Head Start. The event will include blood pressure/weight screenings, with an Aquacare Physical Therapy presentation from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and an exercise/walking class by Sha’ron from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Bags of food and boxes of diapers will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Mildred Polk at (302) 841-4606.

Hike the Inlet Bridge — People can hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a park interpreter and learn about how the inlet and the bridge have changed over the last 100 years on May 22 from 8:30 to 10 p.m. For Locals’ Week, the price is discounted to $3 per person. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling (302)-227-6991.

Music by Ken Cicerale — The Millsboro Public Library will host musician Ken Cicerale on May 22 from 6 to 7 p.m. Known for his jazzy works on the sax and clarinet, Cicerale plays eclectic mix of music from the American Songbook, plus some pop, jazz classics and his own original works.


May 23

Kayak trip with locals’ discount — Kayakers can explore the marsh islands of Rehoboth Bay while paddling a sit-on-top kayak on a 2.5-mile journey at Savages Ditch Road on May 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Previous paddling experience is recommended. Call (302)-227-6991 to register. Pre-registration is required, and the trip is for those 13 or older. For Locals’ Week, the price is discounted to $17.50 per person. Pre-registration required by calling (302)-227-6991.

AARP Chapter 4903 luncheon — Long Neck AARP Chapter #4903 will hold its monthly luncheon and presentation at noon on May 23, in the American Legion Post #28 (31768 Legion Road, Long Neck). The presentation will be by Indian River Volunteer Fire Company Secretary Billie Jo Bullock, who will speak about current fire safety tips and recommendations. Reservations are required by Tuesday May 15, at 5 p.m. RSVP to Marie at (302) 684-8485 or Norma at (302) 945-4895. The luncheon costs $14 for chapter members, $15 for non-members.

Patriotic music concert — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on May 23 from 5 to 6 p.m. will host a free patriotic music concert to kick off Memorial Day weekend early, with patriotic music from WW IIunes. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit

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 May 23 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


May 24

Deaf Senior Citizens to meet — The Delaware Deaf Senior Citizens of Sussex County (DDSCSC) holds monthly meetings at the South Coastal Library, 43 Kent Avenue, Bethany Beach, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring guest speakers and fellowship with deaf and hard-of-hearing citizens. The meetings are conducted in American Sign Language. All are welcome to attend. Coffee and refreshments are served early. Attendees can bring a brown bag lunch to socialize. Future dates include June 15.

Harrington Casino bus trip — The Indian River Senior Center in Millsboro is hosting a Harrington Casino bus trip on Thursday, May 24, leaving at 9:30 a.m. and returning at 4 p.m. The cost is $15 for members or $25 for non-members, which includes $15 free play and $7 toward the all-you-can-eat buffet. Seats are limited. Contact Maggie Smith at (302) 947-2274.

Dine-and-donate for Multiple Myeloma — The Cottage Café near Bethany Beach will host a fundraiser for the Delaware Multiple Myeloma Support & Networking Group on Thursday, May 24, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The group will receive 15 percent from the checks of participating diners. There will be a silent auction and all proceeds will be used to raise awareness about myeloma, a cancer of the blood. For more information, visit or contact Sue at (302) 569-2775.

Dems of the 41st to meet — 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 Street, Millsboro (between Main Street and Washington Street in downtown Millsboro). The meeting is May 24 this month. All those who would like to be involved with the Democratic Party are welcome.

State Parks information session — All about Delaware State Parks is an information session about Delaware’s parks, offering visitors, new arrivals and even locals the chance to get to know what they offer. The Selbyville Public Library will host the free information session on May 24 at 6 p.m. For a head count, an RSVP is encouraged, by calling (302) 436-8195 or through the events calendar at


May 25

LBWC Bake Sale — The Lord Baltimore Women’s Club (LBWC) annual pre-Memorial Day Bake Sale will take place on May 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside Hocker’s at Routes 26 and 17, featuring a wide selection of desserts. The sale benefits the LBWC scholarship program for deserving high school seniors. For more information, email contact


May 25-28

Poseidon Festival — The 3rd Annual Poseidon Festival will takea place in Bethany Beach on Memorial Day weekend, May 25-28, with four days of island-inspired “edutainment” to celebrate the sea while helping people prepare for potential coastal emergencies. Events include live music, movies, children’s activities, a hermit crab derby, a meet-and-greet with emergency responders and more. All events are weather-dependent. Details are at


May 26

Coastal emergency information — Members of the public can learn from local experts how to prepare for a potential coastal emergency at a meet-and-greet with Bethany Beach lifeguards, police and fire personnel on May 26 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Those attending can see the Town’s Mobile Command Center and water rescue vehicles up close and take home helpful handouts. Details are available at

Artisans Fair at L.B. — The 11th annual Artisans Fair, featuring unique handcrafted art objects, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, at Lord Baltimore Elementary School on Route 26 in Ocean View.  Artisans will exhibit both inside and outside, showing textiles, fine art, glass, jewelry, photography, woodworking, metalwork and sculpture. An outside farmers’ market will offer a variety of produce and specialty foods. There will also be a raffle auction of artisans’ work, baked goods, a 50-50 cash raffle, and lunch and snack items. Admission and parking are free.

Justin’s Beach House 5K, 2-miler — The Justin’s Beach House 5K and 2-miler will take place on May 26, to benefit the Bethany Beach respite vacation home for families affected by cancer. The chip-timed event includes a post-race party on the boardwalk, T-shirts for all preregistered participants, awards by age group and a free pre-race Kiddie Dash for children. Details are online at

MUMC Bake Sale — Millville United Methodist Church, at 36405 Club House Road, will host its Bake Sale in the Wesley Hall next to the church on Saturday, May 26, at 8 a.m., featuring homemade cakes, pies, cookies, sweet treats and Rada Cutlery. All proceeds go to support mission projects of the Millville United Methodist Women’s Group.

Used book and bake sale — St. Martha’s Episcopal Church will hold the first of its used book and bake sales for the year on Saturday, May 26, at the church at 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, as well as baked and snacks. The committee is accepting donated books and other items for the sales, in the bin on the church porch Wednesday through Friday between 9 a.m. and noon. Proceeds from the sales benefit St. Martha’s operating and outreach programs. For more information, call (302) 539-7444.

IRHS Band carwash — The IRHS Band carwash will support the Indian River High School music department on May 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dagsboro fire hall. The cost is $10 per vehicle.

Flags for Heroes event — Southern Sussex Rotary will host a special Flags for Heroes event to remember those who served and honor those who still serve on May 26 at 1 p.m. on Lord Baltimore Elementary School lawn, featuring the IRHS Band Ensemble and National Defense Cadet Corps (NDCC).


May 27

Fourth Sunday at Bethel UMC — Bethel United Methodist Church, located at 28311 Clayton Street in Dagsboro, will present an evening of music and fellowship on Sunday, May 27, beginning at 6 p.m., featuring the gospel sounds of The Timmons Family. All are welcome. A “love offering” will be taken. Refreshments will follow in Bethel Center. The Fourth Sunday series is sponsored by The Circle of Friends and Rev. Dr. K.C. Lee. For information, call (302) 732-6805.


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