Calendar of Events

 

Jan. 19

Beginning Knitting — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Jan. 19 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. will host the first class in a three-part Beginning Knitting class series. Knitting expert Lisa Twomey will teach the basics of knitting, with Classes 2 and 3 on Feb. 2 and 16. Participants must attend all three classes, since each class adds to the knowledge learned in the previous class. Space is limited, and in-person preregistration is required in order to pick up a list of materials the participants must purchase and bring to classes. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

 

Jan. 20

Storytime in English and Spanish — Selbyville Public Library will host a special bilingual storytime (in English and Spanish) on Jan. 20 at 10 a.m.

Beginner Jewelry Making at RAL — The Rehoboth Art League will host Beginner Jewelry Making on Saturdays between Jan. 20 and Feb. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants ages 12 and older will learn how to design and create jewelry, including three different styles of earrings and a cultured seaglass bracelet or necklace. Local jewelry artist Pam Arzinger will teach design, color hints and finishing techniques for professional results. In addition to the registration fee of $140 per person, there is a $40 supply fee to be paid to the instructor to cover wire and beads, as well as eye pins and clasps. To register, go to www.rehobothartleague.org or call (302) 227-8408, ext. 112.

Genealogical Society to meet — The Sussex County Genealogical Society will meet on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 10 a.m. at the Lewes Public Library, located at 111 Adams Avenue. The guest speaker will be Mike Dixon of the Delaware Humanities Forum, speaking about “Making the Most of Your Online Genealogy Research.” The meeting is open to the public, and there is no charge to attend.

‘Diary of a Whimpy Kid’ showing— The Clayton Theatre will host a showing of 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ on Jan. 20 as a fundraiser for the East Millsboro Elementary School PTO. Doors open at 10 a.m., with the movie at 10:30 a.m. Tickets cost $10 each.

 

Jan. 21

Winter Open House — Millville Town Peddler will host another of its Winter Open House Shopping Events on Sunday, Jan. 21, at 11 a.m., featuring local vendors of Paparazzi Accessories, LulaRoe, Macramé Essence, Mary Kay, Young Living, Thirty-One, Pampered Chef, Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski, Boog & Bec Soap Company, Perfectly Posh and Be Charmed by Christina. There will be special sales, raffles, door prizes and more. Millville Town Peddler is located at 35308 Atlantic Avenue (Route 26), Millville. For more information, contact them at (302) 381-5891, mtpeddler@verizon.net or www.mtpeddler.com. The events will be held the third Sunday of each month throughout the year.

 

Jan. 22

Dance workshop — Professional dance instructor John Brillantes will teach a dance workshop on Jan. 22 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach. Dancers can learn swing, cha-cha, rumba and more and should come with specific questions about the dance they want to learn. The first half of each class will be for beginners and the second half will focus on intermediate steps. Attendees should wear leather-soled shoes. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Spanish tapas cooking class — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Jan. 22 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. will host a free cooking class with Chef Charles Oppman as he highlights Spanish tapas dishes. A handout, recipes, small tasting and door prize are included. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Kids read to dogs — The Frankford Public Library will host PAWS on Monday, Jan. 22, from 5 to 6 p.m., as children read to trained literacy dogs Buddy, Bo and Riley to improve and practice their reading skills.

Republican Club meeting — The 38th District Republican Club will meet Monday, Jan. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the South Coastal Library, 43 Kent Avenue, Bethany Beach, featuring guest speaker Erin Wienner, Republican candidate for state representative in Delaware’s 10th District, in New Castle County. State Rep. Ron Gray and Sen. Gerald Hocker will report on legislature activity. The public is invited to the free event. For more information, email 38thdrcp@gmail.com.

Low-sodium cooking demo — Atlantic General Hospital hosts a free educational session on the fourth Monday of each month, with a different health topic each month. On Jan. 22 at 5:30 p.m., Amanda Buckley, RD, will demonstrate cooking with low-sodium soups for the winter months. Reservations are requested but not required, by calling Michelle McGowan at (410) 641-9268. The meeting location is at Aquacare, 38069 Town Center Drive, Unit 15, Millville. Details are online at www.atlanticgeneral.org/MedicalMonday.

 

Jan. 23

Intro to Mac — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Jan. 23 from 10:30 a.m. to noon will host Intro to Mac, offering people the chance to learn to use their Mac laptop or desktop in this basic introduction by computer expert Dru Mogge. Attendees may bring their device and their Apple ID & password if they like, but this will be a large group demonstration class. The class is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Winter Coloring Club — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Jan. 23 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. will host its Winter Coloring Club, offering people 18 or older the chance to socialize and relax while they color. Coloring books and pens/pencils are provided, or attendees can bring their own. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

DelTech training info sessions — Delaware Tech will hold information sessions for possible free training for unemployed and underemployed individuals in its Manufacturing Training Skills Program on Jan. 23, 25, 29 and 31, at 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., at DelTech’s Environmental Training Center, 21179 College Drive, Georgetown. Qualified individuals will receive 600 hours of training beginning Feb. 5, 2018, at the Innovation & Technology Partnership Center behind Woodbridge Middle School in Bridgeville that will include classroom simulations and hands-on demonstrations. Students will earn certifications in: CPR, Forklift, OSHA 10, and be eligible to take National Manufacturing Skill Standards Council certifications in specialized areas. Registration is required.

‘Culinary Heritage of Southern Delaware’ — Delaware Seashore State Park will offer its free Winter Lecture Series at the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum at 5 p.m. each Tuesday, including Jan. 23, when it will feature Denise Clemons with “Culinary Heritage of Southern Delaware.” Participants will receive a coupon for a discounted craft series program later that week. Pre-registration is not required. Call (302) 227-6991 for more details.

Wee Read Story Time — The Frankford Public Library will host Wee Read Story Time for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers, to promote early literacy, on Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 11 to 11:45 a.m.

‘The Joy of Coloring’ — The Frankford Public Library will host “The Joy of Coloring” on Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 5 to 6 p.m., offering an hour of coloring for the whole family to provide relaxation and stress reduction. All materials will be provided, but attendees should feel free to bring any current projects.

Oil Painting class at RAL — The Rehoboth Art League will offer “Oil Painting” with local artist Joe Terrone on Tuesdays from Jan. 23 through March 13, from 6:15 to 8:45 p.m.  The class is for beginners, as well as more seasoned painters. The cost of the class is $215 for members or $250 for non-members. To register, go to www.rehobothartleague.org or call (302) 227-8408, ext. 112.

 

Jan. 24

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 Jan. 24 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Attendees should bring their fully-charged Apple device and Apple ID/password with them. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

My First Art — The Frankford Public Library will host My First Art on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 11 to 11:45 a.m. My First Art is an opportunity for children ages 1to 3 years old to experience their very first art. Young artists will gain hands-on experience painting, playing with play dough and more.

AARP Chapter 4903 to meet — AARP Chapter 4903 will host a chapter luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at American Legion Post 28 in Long Neck. Reservations are required before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16. The cost is $14 for members or $15 for non-members. For more information and reservations, call either Norma at (302) 945-4895 or Mari at (302) 684-8485.

Republican Women to meet — The Sussex County Republican Women will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Kings Creek Country Club in Rehoboth Beach, beginning at 11 a.m. The focus of the meeting will be the installation of the new officers by state Rep. Ruth Briggs King. The cost of the luncheon is $25 per person. For reservations, which are required, contact Carole Andrejko at ccandrejko@aol.com or (302) 945-8737.

 

Jan. 25

Casino bus trip — The Indian River Senior Center will host a Harrington Casino Bus Trip on Thursday, Jan. 25, for $15 for members or $25 for non-members, which includes $7 toward the all-you-can-eat buffet. The bus leaves the center at 9:30 a.m. and returns at 4 p.m. Seats are limited. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Maggie Smith at (302) 947-2274. The IRSC is located behind the Wawa on Route 113, at 214 Irons Avenue, Millsboro.

DelTech training info sessions — Delaware Tech will hold information sessions for possible free training for unemployed and underemployed individuals in its Manufacturing Training Skills Program on Jan. 25, 29 and 31, at 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., at DelTech’s Environmental Training Center, 21179 College Drive, Georgetown. Qualified individuals will receive 600 hours of training beginning Feb. 5, 2018, at the Innovation & Technology Partnership Center behind Woodbridge Middle School in Bridgeville that will include classroom simulations and hands-on demonstrations. Students will earn certifications in: CPR, Forklift, OSHA 10, and be eligible to take National Manufacturing Skill Standards Council certifications in specialized areas. Registration is required.

Upcycling: Sea Glass Suncatchers’ — Delaware Seashore State Park will offer its upcycling and nautical winter craft series on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m., with “Upcycling: Sea Glass Suncatchers,” for $20 per person. Pre-registration is required, and participants must be 12 or older. For more information or to pre-register for a program, contact the Indian River Life-Saving Station at (302) 227-6991 or visit destateparks.com/park/delaware-seashore. 

‘Preserving War Letters’ — Delaware Humanities Forum speaker Nancy Lynch will present “Preserving War Letters: Touchstones of Time,” on Jan. 25 at the Selbyville Public Library, teaching attendees how to — and how not to — safeguard letters from Delaware troops at war in an interactive program. Journalist Lynch received nearly 1,000 letters from the front lines of the Vietnam War for her newspaper column at the time. Preregistration is encouraged and can be done by calling (302) 436-8195 or through the events calendar at www.selbyvillelibrary.org.

Singles on the Seashore — Singles on the Seashore will partake in happy-hour and light fare at a-Muse restaurant in Rehoboth Beach at 4 p.m. For more information, call Nancy at (302) 581-3009.

 

Jan. 26

Kids play ‘Wheel of Fortune’ — Children can drop into the Selbyville Public Library from 1 to 2 p.m. on Jan. 26 to play a friendly game of “Wheel of Fortune.” Small prizes will be given to the winners.

Lakeside Sock Hop Dinner Dance — Lakeside Community Home Owners Association will hold a Sock Hop Dinner Dance on Friday, Jan. 26, from 5 to 10 p.m. at Pot Nets Lakeside Community Center, 33076 Rock Cove, Long Neck. Tickets cost $15 per person, BYOB; no tickets will be sold at the door or after Jan. 22. Music will be by Reedy’s D.J. Connection. The menu is fried chicken, tossed salad, macaroni-and-cheese, baked beans and hot dog casserole, rolls and butter, dessert, and non-alcoholic beverages. The dress is casual, or ’50s attire. The dance is open to the public. Tickets may be obtained by calling Betty at (302) 945-1263.

AYCE taco night — The Bishopville (Md.) Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will hold an all-you-can-eat taco night on Friday, Jan. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults or $6 for those younger than 11. On offer will be beef, chicken and fish hard and soft tacos, beans and rice. Soda and water will be separate. Call (443) 880-6966 for more information.

Ice-sculpting viewing party — Beta Sigma Phi’s Alpha Alpha Chapter will host a Live Sculpture Demo Viewing Party at Mango’s in Bethany Beach, from 7 to 11 p.m., to kick off the inaugural Fire & Ice Festival. The party will include dancing, live music from The Funsters, a cash bar, 50/50 raffle, chance and silent auctions, and a view of the live ice sculpture demonstration on the bandstand. Tickets cost $35 per person and are available at fireandicede.com.

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 are Feb. 22, March 29, April 20, May 24 and June 15.

 

Jan. 26-28

Fire & Ice Festival weekend — The inaugural Fire & Ice Festival in downtown Bethany Beach will run from Friday, Jan. 26, through Sunday, Jan. 28. Opening ceremonies and a live ice sculpture demonstration will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday. The synthetic ice rink will be open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for $5 per 30 minutes, including skate rental. Live ice carving will take place on Friday at 4 p.m. at Hollywood Street, with an ice sculpture tour on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. A festival passport event will take place at businesses and tour stops from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and Cascading Carlos will perform juggling from noon to 4 p.m. that day. A beach bonfire will take place at Garfield Parkway at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Sunday will feature a Culinary Showcase from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., for $30 per person. Tickets and more information on the festival are available at fireandicede.com.

 

Jan. 27

Indoor flea market — The Indian River Senior Center will host an indoor flea market on Saturday, Jan. 27, from 8 a.m. to noon. Vendor tables are available to rent for $15 for members or $25 for non-members. Vendors should visit the center for an application and to pay to reserve a table. 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.

Explore the dunes — The Indian River Life-Saving Station is inviting guests to explore Delaware Seashore State Park with a naturalist on Jan. 27 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., to learn about sand dunes, first line of defense in a beach ecosystem. They will learn about recent coastal storm damage, erosion history and how to identify the plants that keep it all together. Guests will receive their own plug of American beach grass to plant in the dunes. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling (302) 227-6991. The event is for those 8 or older and cost $10 per person.

 

Jan. 28

AUCE chicken-and-dumplings — Dagsboro American Legion Post 24 will host an all-you-can-eat Homemade Chicken & Dumpling Dinner on Sunday, Jan. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the post, across from Royal Farms in Dagsboro. Dinner includes all-you-can-eat homemade chicken-and-dumplings, mashed potatoes, dressing and green beans, and one dessert per person. The cost is $10 per person.

Sunday music worship — Bethel United Methodist Church, located at 28311 Clayton Street in Dagsboro, will present its fourth Sunday music worship program on Jan. 28, beginning at 6 p.m., featuring performances by the gospel duo Sarah & Anna. All are welcome. Refreshments will follow the program in Bethel Center. For information, call (302) 732-6805.

Singles on the Seashore — Singles on the Seashore will the Lewes Chamber Players at St. Peter’s in Lewes at 2 p.m. For more information, call Nancy at (302) 581-3009.

Burton Island hike — People can join a state parks interpreter for a hike at Burton Island Nature Preserve near the Indian River Inlet on Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling Indian River Life-Saving Station at (302) 227-6991 by 3 p.m. the day before. The cost is $5 per person.

 

Jan. 29

Classical guitar concert — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Jan. 29 from 3 to 4 p.m. will host a free classical guitar concert by Carnegie Hall alumnus Peter Fletcher. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

DelTech training info sessions — Delaware Tech will hold information sessions for possible free training for unemployed and underemployed individuals in its Manufacturing Training Skills Program on Jan. 29 and 31, at 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., at DelTech’s Environmental Training Center, 21179 College Drive, Georgetown. Qualified individuals will receive 600 hours of training beginning Feb. 5, 2018, at the Innovation & Technology Partnership Center behind Woodbridge Middle School in Bridgeville that will include classroom simulations and hands-on demonstrations. Students will earn certifications in: CPR, Forklift, OSHA 10, and be eligible to take National Manufacturing Skill Standards Council certifications in specialized areas. Registration is required.

 

Jan. 30

Smart Health Insurance — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Jan. 30 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. will host Smart Health Insurance, as accredited financial counselor Maria Pippidas from the UD Cooperative Extension reveals smart actions for using health insurance wisely, including seven strategies for getting the most out of using health insurance to keep healthy and financially well. The class is free. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Ask the financial expert — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Jan. 30 from 1 to 2 p.m. will host an Ask the Expert session with accredited financial counselor Maria Pippidas from the UD Cooperative Extension, who will answer financial-related questions in this drop-in session, on a first-come, first-served basis. The session is free. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Your Aging Parents’ Finances — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Jan. 30 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. will host Your Aging Parents’ Finances, as accredited financial counselor Maria Pippidas from the UD Cooperative Extension explains what she says every child should know about their aging parents; finances, including information and financial documents caregivers need to perform their caregiving duties. Attendees will able to better understand their loved one’s financial situation, see more clearly how finances could change, and determine how best to communicate about caregiving and financial issues with family members. The session is free. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Wee Read Story Time — The Frankford Public Library will host Wee Read Story Time for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers, to promote early literacy, on Tuesday, Jan. 30, from 11 to 11:45 a.m.

‘American view of the Constitution’ — Delaware Seashore State Park will offer its free Winter Lecture Series at the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum at 5 p.m. each Tuesday, including Jan. 30, when it will feature Larry Mayo with “The American View of the U.S. Constitution.” Participants will receive a coupon for a discounted craft series program later that week. Pre-registration is not required. Call (302) 227-6991 for more details.

 

Jan. 30, Feb. 6

Computer Basics — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Jan. 30 and Feb. 6 from 10:30 a.m. to noon will host Computer Basics, teaching the basics of using a personal computer (Windows 10). Instruction includes identifying the parts of a computer, important keyboard functions, how to navigate with Windows and how to access the Internet. The class is free, but pre-registration is required, and participants must take part in both classes. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

 

Jan. 31

DelTech training info sessions — Delaware Tech will hold an information session for possible free training for unemployed and underemployed individuals in its Manufacturing Training Skills Program on Jan. 31, at 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., at DelTech’s Environmental Training Center, 21179 College Drive, Georgetown. Qualified individuals will receive 600 hours of training beginning Feb. 5, 2018, at the Innovation & Technology Partnership Center behind Woodbridge Middle School in Bridgeville that will include classroom simulations and hands-on demonstrations. Students will earn certifications in: CPR, Forklift, OSHA 10, and be eligible to take National Manufacturing Skill Standards Council certifications in specialized areas. Registration is required.

‘Inspire Your Heart with Art’ — Attendees at the “Vision Board: Inspire Your Heart with Art” event at the Selbyville Public Library on Jan. 31, at 4 p.m. will make a collage depicting their goals for the new year using a variety of pictures and words cut from magazines. Participants should be 14 or older, and preregistration is encouraged and can be done by calling (302) 436-8195 or through the events calendar at www.selbyvillelibrary.org.

Teen Reads — The Frankford Public Library will host Teen Reads, a Recent Reads book discussion for teens, on Jan. 31 from 5 to 6 p.m.

Healthy Eating Group — Beebe Diabetes Management & Medical Nutrition Therapy will host a Healthy Eating Group session from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, in the Cardiovascular Conference Room at the medical center in Lewes. The 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. Participants may RSVP or get more information by calling the office at (302) 645-3121. All are welcome to attend.

Singles on the Seashore — Singles on the Seashore will partake in happy-hour and light fare at Cooter Brown’st in Rehoboth Beach at 4 p.m. For more information, call Nancy at (302) 581-3009.

Beebe expansion talk — Beebe Healthcare President and CEO Jeffrey M. Fried will speak at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, about Beebe’s planned $180 million expansion.