Calendar of Events

 

Oct. 20

Furniture Painting 101 — On Friday, Oct 20, from 6 to 8 p.m., Jayne’s Reliable will host Furniture Painting 101, a hands-on lecture/demonstration on painting furniture with chalk-type paint. The cost is $45, with all supplies included. Space is limited. Register by calling (302) 927-0049.

 

Oct. 20-21

Boo-Que — The third annual Boo-Que family barbecue festival will return to Delaware Seashore State Park on Oct. 21-22 at the Indian River South Inlet Day Area, including Halloween-themed activities, a 5K race, live music, wing competition, beer garden and a professional barbecue competition sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, along with amateur and kids’ competitions. The event is open Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to evening. The cost of admission is $5 per person and free for children younger than 12 with an accompanying adult. Park entrance fees are in effect. Details are at www.boo-que.com.

 

Oct. 21

Breast Cancer Awareness Car/Bike Show — The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s Fifth Annual Georgetown Breast Cancer Awareness Car & Motorcycle Show will take place on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 16 Mile Brewery in Georgetown. The event is free to attend, with car owners paying $12 per car to enter the show. The family-friendly event will include a D.J., door prizes, goodie bags, live auction with Dave Wilson, craft fair vendors, swap meet, food vendors, meet-and-greet with NASCAR driver Harry Gant and an evening concert with Glass Onion. For more information, contact Levin Clark at (302) 500-1128.

Salem U.M. Fall Festival — Salem U.M. Church will host a Fall Festival on Oct. 21 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring crafters, jewelry, a yard sale, Christmas items, gently-used clothing and a tent tag sale. Lunch and assorted baked goods will be sold. People may donate sale items by Oct. 16. Proceeds benefit Salem’s Women of Faith and local mission projects. Salem Church is located at 29 West Church Street, Selbyville.

Craft fair, bake sale, soup sale — The Lakeside Community Home Owners Association will host a Craft Fair, Bake & Soup Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 21 at Pot Nets Lakeside Community Center, 33076 Rock Cove, Long Neck, featuring 32 crafters of painted items,  jelly and jam, mesh wreaths, jewelry, sea glass art, soaps, fused-glass items, quilted items, sea glass jewelry, laser-cut wooden art, lighted bottles, American Doll clothes, candles, hand-crafted greeting cards, watercolor paintings, hand-painted slate, bird feeders, handmade purses, wooden coastal art and more, along with vendors for Scentsy Fragrance and Tastefully Simple. Baked goods of all kinds will be available for sale, as well as pints and quarts of soup to take home, and lunch and dessert offerings.

Italian Festival Dinner — The Sussex County Eagles FOE 4528 Ladies Auxiliary will host an Italian Festival Dinner on Oct. 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Eagles Aerie located on Route 26 at 35083 Atlantic Avenue, Millville. Tickets cost $10 each, available in advance, and dinner includes a Caesar salad; stuffed shells, sausage and peppers; garlic toast; and dessert. For further information, call (302) 616-2937 or stop in at the Eagles Aerie to purchase a ticket.

Bands at the Beach marching band show — The 2nd Annual Bands at the Beach on Oct. 21 will feature the field shows of local high school marching bands from Cape Henlopen, Indian River and Sussex Central, starting at 5 p.m. Doors open at 4:15 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and military service members, and students are admitted free of charge. Concessions and T-shirts will be available. The event will take place at Cape Henlopen High School, 1250 Kings Hwy, Lewes. For more information, email Christopher.Burkhart@cape.k12.de.us.

Nanticoke Unity Run/Walk 5K — The Nanticoke Indian Association and Unity Run will host the 5th Annual Unity Run/Walk 5K  on Oct. 21 from 8 a.m. to noon. On Friday, Oct. 20, organizers will host its Carb Overload Free Spaghetti Dinner from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

CHEER Pet Parade — CHEER will host its annual Paw Prints Making a Difference Pet Parade on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the CHEER Community Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road, east of Georgetown. Activities will take place from 1 to 3 p.m., including a costumed pet parade, as part of a program to help senior citizens on fixed incomes feed their pets. Dogs will compete for Cutest Canine, Coolest Canine, Most Original and Judge’s Choice. Registration for the parade costs $10 per dog. The first 50 registrants will receive a dog goodie bag. All dogs must be on a 6-foot leash. Human companions must pick up after their dogs. CHEER reserves the right to turn any dog away that poses as a threat to anyone or any other dog. Hot dogs, chips and sodas will be for sale. Several doggy games will also be played throughout the day. The rain date is Sunday, Oct. 22. For more information, call Elizabeth Walls at (302) 515-3040 or visit CHEER’s website at www.cheerde.com.

Genealogical Society meets — The Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS) will hold its monthly meeting Saturday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Lewes Public Library. The guest speaker will be Bill Regli, speaking about the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), their work in the community, the qualifications to become a member and how they may be able to assist in ancestor searches for men and women who took an active part in the American Revolution. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org.

Create Your Own Succulent Pumpkin— The Inland Bays Garden Center will host Create Your Own Succulent Pumpkin on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., to allow participants to create a gift or table centerpiece. All materials will be provided; attendees should just bring a box for their creation. No experience is necessary. The cost is $35, which includes the pumpkin and all materials. To register, or for more information, call (302) 539-1839.

 

Oct. 22

Zoar UMC Homecoming — Zoar United Methodist Church on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 2:30 p.m. will celebrate its annual homecoming. Second Wind Ministry will provide word and song testimony. Gospel singer and songwriter Thom Slaughter will also share testimony, along with his wife, Debiie, who is a cancer and 9/11 survivor. There will be a covered-dish dinner for all following the service. There will not be a traditional morning Sunday-school or worship (10:15) worship on Oct. 22. Zoar is located at 24463 Gravel Hill Road, Millsboro. For more information, contact Mary Catherine Goldberg at (302) 934-7007.

VFW Children’s Halloween Party — The Mason Dixon Post 7234 VFW Auxiliary will hold its annual Children’s Halloween Party on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m. at the VFW Post home on Marshy Hope Road in Ocean View. All children in the surrounding communities are being invited to attend. There will be goody bags for all children 12 or younger, crafts, face-painting, balloons, games and food for all. For more information, call Connie Weber at (302) 829-8723.

Fried chicken buffet dinner — The Bishopville (Md.) Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will hold a dine-in fried chicken buffet dinner on Sunday, Oct. 22, at the main station, from noon to 5 p.m. The buffet will also include vegetables, sides and dessert. The cost is $12 for adults or $8 for children 10 or younger.  Carry-outs will be available, along with a selection of baked goods. To have carry-outs ready to go, call (443) 880-6966.

Mariner’s Bethel Trail Run — The 15th annual Mariner’s Bethel 7M/5K Trail Run and 3-mile walk will take place at 1 p.m. on Oct. 22 at Camp Barnes near Bethany Beach. The walk/run meanders through the Assawoman Wildlife Refuge on country roads, dirt roads, grass and trails in support of Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church youth programs in Ocean View. Prizes will be awarded in several categories, with tech T-shirts included for pre-registered entrants, and a homemade lunch will be provided by the church immediately after the event. Call (302) 539-9510 or (302) 644-8952 or visit www.seashorestriders.com for information or to pre-register.

RVFC Halloween Appreciation Day — The Roxana Volunteer Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary will host the Second Annual Family-Friendly Halloween Appreciation Day on Oct. 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. The event includes free food, games, candy, firetruck rides, archery tag, inflatables, petting zoo, emergency-safety demos, CPR training, K9 demo, GEM recruitment and more. A costume contest with cash prizes will be held throughout the day (registration will be from 1 to 2 p.m.). Details are online at www.facebook.com/roxanavolunteerfirecompany.

Thompson Island hike — Delaware Seashore State Park will host a hike in the Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter on Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. near Dewey Beach. Attendees can learn about the island’s Native American presence and observe the wildlife that calls the island home. Space is very limited, so pre-registration is required and can be done by calling (302) 227-6991. The cost is $5 per person.

Burton Island hike — Delaware Seashore State Park will host a 1-mile hike of Burton Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter on Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. near the Indian River Inlet. Hikers can learn to identify coastal plants and spot various waterfowl along the way. Pre-registration is required and can be  done by calling (302) 227-6991. The cost is $5 per person.

 

Oct. 23

Casino and ‘Delmarva Life’ trip — The Indian River Senior Center will host a bust trip to the “Delmarva Life” show and Ocean Downs Casino on Oct. 23, leaving the center at 8 a.m. and returning around 5 p.m. The cost is $30 per person, which includes $25 in free slots play. Seats are limited. Call Fran Harrison for details at (302) 947-2773. The IRSC is located behind the Wawa on Route 113, at 214 Irons Avenue, Millsboro, and can be reached by calling (302) 934-8839.

IDance workshop — Professional dance instructor John Brillantes will teach a dance workshop on Oct. 23 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.

Buffet for autoimmune disease research  — A dinner buffet fundraiser for Operation Shooting Star and autoimmune disease research will be held on Monday, Oct. 23, at 5 and 6 p.m. at the Georgia House restaurant in Selbyville. Tickets cost $22 for adults or $16 for kids and will be sold in advance and at the door. For more information or to find out where and how to purchase tickets in advance, call (302) 524-8292 or visit operationshootingstar.org.

Republican Club meeting — The 38th District Republican Club will meet on Monday, Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m., at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach, featuring guest speaker R. Thomas Wagner Jr., Delaware state auditor. Rep. Ron Gray and Sen. Gerald Hocker will report on legislature activity. The public is invited, and admission is free. For more information, email 38thdrcp@gmail.com.

 

Oct. 24

Bus trip to Renoir-themed exhibit — On Oct. 24, Gallery One in Ocean View will host a trip on a deluxe touring bus to the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., home to Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s “Luncheon of the Boating Party” and a special exhibit of 40 works organized around it. Participants will have an opportunity to view the full collection or explore the shops, galleries and restaurants located within walking distance. Snacks and water will be provided. The approximate time of departure will be 7 a.m., returning about 5:30 p.m. 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 $64, including admission and a private tour of the exhibit, and is due at the time of reservation, which can be made by contacting Gallery One at (302) 537-5055 or online at galleryonede.com.

Shopping online safely — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Oct. 24 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. will host Shopping Online Safely, offering people the chance to get prepared for safer online shopping as they learn tips to protect credit cards and identity, and how to distinguish between real deals and scams. The class 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, Oct. 24, from 11 to 11:45 a.m.

Singles on the Seashore — Singles on the Seashore will meet at the Sommerhouse restaurant in Rehoboth Beach at 4 p.m. on Oct. 24 for happy-hour and light fare. For more information, contact Sandie at (302) 644-8009.

 

Oct. 25

Selbyville Halloween Parade — The Selbyville Halloween Parade will be held Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. The parade will march along Church Street, from town hall to Main Street, featuring three local high school bands, parade floats and children dressed in their costumes. The Fenwick Island Lions Club will sponsor the event and will sell hotdogs, hamburgers, and hot and cold drinks near the viewing stand, and people can enter the 50/50 drawing (the winner need not be present). Children in costume are being invited to join the parade, with lineup from 6 to 6:30 p.m. at the Salem U.M. Church parking lot. Handicapped parking is next to the Georgia House restaurant. For more information and participant applications, call (302) 436-8314.or (301) 655-0742.

Rotary dine-and-donate — Blue Water Grill in Millsboro will host a dine-and-donate on Oct. 25 to benefit the Georgetown-Millsboro Rotary Club. During lunch and dinner, 10 percent of all regular checks (excluding alcohol) will be donated to the Rotary, to help fight polio and support the local community.

 

Oct. 25-27

Hurricane victim benefit — An auction to benefit hurricane victims will be held on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 26-27, at the Frankford fire hall, 7 Main Street, Frankford. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the auction begins at 6 p.m. Items can be previewed on Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. Items being donated for the auction can be dropped off at the Frankford fire hall beginning Monday, Oct. 23, and donors should call for drop-off times. Those with donated auction items that must be picked up should call Bonnie at (302) 228-7479 or the Rev. Mike Vaughan at the Father’s House church, at (302) 381-3362.

 

Oct. 26

Day of the Dead sugar skull craft — The Selbyville Public Library will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by offering the chance to make a special Day of the Dead sugar skull craft on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 4 p.m. Attendees will also learn about how the Mexican culture honors loved ones.

Breast cancer discussion — The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition will host Continuing the Conversation on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 4 p.m., at its Rehoboth office, 18977 Munchy Brand Road, Unit 1, Rehoboth Beach. All women and men who have experienced cancer as a patient are being invited to join. Discussion will include sharing of experiences, ideas and suggestions on living with cancer and after cancer For more information, call Connie Holdridge to register at (302) 212-2947 or email choldridge@debreastcancer.org. The class is held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. Future dates include Oct. 26, Nov. 23 and Dec. 28.

IRSD scholarship workshop — The Indian River School District will host a scholarship workshop on Oct. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sussex Central High School, 26026 Patriots Way, Georgetown. High school students and parents can learn how to find and apply for college scholarships; get tips for writing scholarship essays; and meet representatives from local colleges and organizations offering scholarships to IRSD students. Details are online at www.irsd.net.

 

Oct. 27

AARP refresher course — The Indian River Senior Center will host an AARP refresher course on Friday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $15 for members or $20 for non-members. Participants should sign up and pay on the day of course. The IRSC is located behind the Wawa on Route 113, at 214 Irons Avenue, Millsboro, and can be reached by calling (302) 934-8839.

SVFC golf tournament — Due to weather, the Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company golf tournament scheduled for Oct. 13 at Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club near Dagsboro was rescheduled for Oct. 27. The change created room for additional teams. The tournament is in a scrambles format, and registration costs $360 for a foursome. Entry forms are available at www.station88.com. For more information, contact Roy Gould at (302) 436-3232 or rgould@selbyville88.com.

FORGE Halloween Bash — On Friday, Oct. 27, at 6:30 p.m., FORGE will host its Halloween Bash at House of Mercy on Route 113 north of Selbyville. Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated trunk/car and best costume. Those who wish to participate in the best decked-out trunk contest should arrive at 6 p.m., prepared to pass out candy. Trick-or-treating will begin at 6:30 p.m. Spaces are limited and will be reserved on first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration of candy cars is not required but is recommended. The event is open to public. For more information or to pre-register, contact Kristin at (443) 764-5787 or Rob at (443) 366-2813.

Indian River Inlet Bridge hike — A Delaware State Parks interpreter will lead a hike to the top of Indian River Inlet Bridge on Oct. 27 at 5 p.m., telling stories of life more than 100 years ago, local shipwreck tales and ancient maritime superstitions along the Delaware coast. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling (302) 227-6991. The cost is $6 per person.

Life-saving station lantern tours — Indian River Life-Saving Station will host lanterns tours all evening on Oct. 27, starting every 15 minutes from 7 to 9 p.m. Attendees can explore the lives of the surfmen who saved shipwreck victims off the Delaware Coast. A guided museum tour is followed by a nighttime beach hike. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling (302) 227-6991. The cost is $10 per person.

 

Oct. 28

Trunk or Treat for a Cause — Trunk or Treat for a Cause will be held by Girl Scout Troop 045 of Ocean View at the Millville fire hall parking lot from 1 to 3 p.m. on Oct. 28. Two canned and non-perishable goods items will be collected per child as their entry fee, with the items to go to the Carver School Food Pantry. The event will include trick-or-treating and games, with hotdogs, soda and water available for sale for a $1 donation to the troop.

Drug Take Back Day — People may dispose of old or unwanted medicines on Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. The goal is to prevent medication abuse and theft by safely ridding homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs, which could be stolen from the home medicine cabinet or harm the environment if flushed down the toilet. Collect spots include the Dagsboro, Selbyville and Ocean View police departments, Delaware State Police Troop 4 in Georgetown and Delaware State Police Troop 7 in Lewes.

Frankford Fall Festival — Frankford’s Fall Festival on Oct. 28 will begin with a costume contest at the Frankford fire hall parking lot (registration at 10:30 a.m., judging at 11 a.m.), and a costume parade to the park at 11:30 a.m. The Fall Festival is from noon to 4 p.m. at Frankford Town Park, with games, hayrides, crafts, food and craft vendors and more. (Trick-or-treating in Frankford will take place on Oct. 31 this year.)

‘Luther & the Reformation’ — Community Lutheran Church will present a viewing and discussion of Rick Steve’s “Luther & the Reformation” on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach. Attendees at the free event will be able to look at some of the Reformation documents and learn more about the movement. For more information, visit clc19945.org.

Breast health, wellness event — The Think Beyond Pink is a women’s breast health and wellness conference will take place on Oct. 28, hosted by Beebe Healthcare’s Women’s & Children’s Services and Tunnell Cancer Center. This year’s theme is “Transforming Our Tribe.” Attendees will hear from local physicians about topics and current trends in women’s health, and the event will include discussion with Beebe’s nurse navigators, yoga, wellness activities, giveaways and free health information and community resources, a continental breakfast and lunch. For details or health questions, contact Carrie at womenshealth@beebehealthcare.org or 1-844-316-3330. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Millsboro Civic Center. It is free to attend, but registration is required and can be done online at ThinkBeyondPink2017.eventbrite.com.

Indian River Inlet Bridge hike — A Delaware State Parks interpreter will lead a hike to the top of Indian River Inlet Bridge on Oct. 28 at 5 p.m., telling stories of life more than 100 years ago, local shipwreck tales and ancient maritime superstitions along the Delaware coast. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling (302) 227-6991. The cost is $6 per person.

Life-saving station lantern tours — Indian River Life-Saving Station will host lanterns tours all evening on Oct. 28, starting every 15 minutes from 7 to 9 p.m. Attendees can explore the lives of the surfmen who saved shipwreck victims off the Delaware Coast. A guided museum tour is followed by a nighttime beach hike. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling (302) 227-6991. The cost is $10 per person.

All about owls — People can learn about owls at the Indian River Life-Saving Station on Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. Staff will teach guests to identify common owl species found locally, explain their adaptations and dissect an owl pellet to determine its latest meal. The cost is $4 per person.

 

Oct. 29

Free dog vaccination clinic — Partners for Paws Delaware will host a free dog vaccination clinic for 50 dogs to be vaccinated against rabies and distemper at Cape Pharmacy in Lewes on Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Oct. 30

Teen Halloween Party — The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach on Oct. 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. will host its first Teen Halloween Party, featuring Grotto Pizza and “ghoulish treats,” with music by D.J. Bump and a costume contest. The party is limited to those 12 to 17 and is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information, call (302) 539-5231 or visit www.southcoastal.lib.de.us.

Immigration outreach session — La Esperanza will host an immigration outreach session at the Frankford Public Library on Oct. 30 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. People may ask questions about immigration and services available for citizenship.

Kids read to dogs — The Frankford Public Library will host PAWS on Monday, Oct. 30, from 5 to 6 p.m., as children read to trained literacy dogs Buddy, Bo and Riley to improve and practice their reading skills.

 

Oct. 31

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, Oct. 31, from 11 to 11:45 a.m.

Trunk or Treat — First Choice Services in Dagsboro will host Trunk or Treat on Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the business’ front parking lot, at 33334 Main Street, Dagsboro. People are being encouraged to wear a costume and bring a treat bag for candy. There will also be decorated cars, a bouncy house and a hot chocolate bar, all free of charge. For more information, contact Jamie or Sandy at (302) 648-7877.

Halloween Night Out in Millsboro — The 8th Annual Halloween Night Out in Millsboro is set for Oct. 31, hosted by the Millsboro Police Department in the grassy lot in front of the Dairy Queen on Main Street. Millsboro official trick-or-treat hours will be at the same time. Halloween Night Out is focused on providing a safe environment for children and their families to participate in activities, and the MPD and members of the Millsboro Volunteer Fire Department will hand out candy to children 12 or younger. The Millsboro Chamber of Commerce is asking for donations of candy for the event, which can be dropped off at the police department.

 

Nov. 1

Land-use forum — The League of Women Voters of Sussex County will hold a public land-use forum called “Renewable Energy: Benefits and Opportunities for Sussex County” on Nov. 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Sussex County Council Chambers in Georgetown. The forum will include public discussion, with speakers Dale Davis, president of CMI Solar & Electric; Jennifer Clemons, chair of DelTech Renewable Energy Solar Programs; and Bonnie Ram, senior researcher at the Center for Carbon-Free Power Integration at the University of Delaware.

FORGE Rewind for teens, young adults — FORGE Rewind will launch on Nov. 1. The program is open to teens and young adults ages 16 to 27 to provide assistance overcoming mistakes, offering GED tutoring and testing, budget management, college and FAFSA application assistance, résumé writing, interview training, trades instruction, job placement, career counseling and co-dependent recovery counseling.

Singles on the Seashore — Singles on the Seashore will meet at Outback Steakhouse in Rehoboth Beach on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 4 p.m., for happy-hour and light fare. For more information, contact Nancy at (302) 581-3009.

Grief support group meets — The Frankford Public Library will host the Loss of a Loved One Grief Support Group on Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon. The group offers an opportunity to share and talk to others who are on a similar grief journey. Education is provided on various topics, including coping methods. Registration is not required. For details, call Lucia Hartman at (302) 856-7717, ext. 4208.

 

Nov. 2

Route 54 traffic meeting — The public is being invited to a follow-up meeting to discuss Route 54 traffic conditions on Nov. 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the auditorium of Indian River High School, 29772 Armory Road, Dagsboro. State Rep. Ron Gray and state Sen. Gerald Hocker Sr. will host the event, featuring DelDOT and Sussex County officials. Discussion includes traffic concerns, including layout of the planned Royal Farms store.

Mental Health Opene House — The Frankford Public Library is inviting everyone to participate in a lively and literate discussion of their current favorite book on Nov. 2 from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

 

Nov. 3

Casino Night Fundraiser for KINfolk — The Third Annual Casino Night Fundraiser to benefit KINfolk, will take place at the Fairfield Inn & Suites—Marriott, 19113 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth, on Friday, Nov. 3, from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission costs $35. Games will include blackjack, roulette and craps. To purchase tickets in advance or get more information, go to www.kinfolk.eventbrite.com. Tickets will also be available at the door. KINfolk provides laptop computers and free Internet access to hospitalized children to keep them in touch with family, school and friends.

 

Nov. 3-4

Basket auction and bake sale — St. Andrew's Orthodox Church, located at 33384 Mackenzie Way, Lewes, off Plantation Road, will host a basket auction and bake sale on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3-4, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Ethnic food will be for sale. Proceeds benefit St. Andrew’s Church.

 

Nov. 4

Beef & Dumpling Dinner — The Zoar Men will hold their semi-annual Beef & Dumpling Dinner on Nov. 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Zoar United Methodist Church, 24463 Gravel Hill Road, Millsboro.  The price for the all-you-can-eat dinner is $12 for adults or $5 for children younger than 12. Takeouts will be available at 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact Ralph at (302) 934-6426.

Native American Day — The Nanticoke Indian Association will host its Annual Native American Day on Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring a fun day at the museum, with dancers and drummers, and a special guest speaker. There will be Native American foods, face-painting, games for kids and storytelling.

Mental Health Open House — NAMI Delaware will present a Sussex County Mental Health Open House on Saturday, Nov. 4, at Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View, with doors opening at 8:45 a.m. and the program from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. The event will offer the opportunity to talk about available mental health resources, with a panel presentation and discussion. Breakfast pastries and refreshments will be served, and non-perishable food items will be collected during the event. To register, go to https://tinyurl.com/Sussex)H11-04, call (302) 427-0787 or email events@namide.org.

 

Nov. 6

Ramen Noodle Cooking Competition — The Frankford Public Library will host its first-ever Ramen Noodle Cooking Competition on Nov. 6 from 6 to 7 p.m. Guests can bring for judging a dish that must include ramen. Prizes will be awarded.

 

Nov. 7

Women’s Club Tea Luncheon — On Nov. 7, the Lord Baltimore Lioness Club will host a Tea Luncheon at the Cripple Creek Country Club, celebrating the 70th anniversary of Camp Barnes. The guest speaker will be State Trooper Cpl./3 Shawn Hatfield, director of Camp Barnes. Tickets cost $25 per person. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., with a seated lunch served at 12:30 p.m. (Special dietary restrictions can be accommodated with advance notice.)  There will be door prizes, raffle items and a 50/50. Proceeds will support the Lioness Scholarship Fund and other community service projects, including the Camp Barnes restoration. For tickets, call Lioness Sheryl at (302) 732-6387 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

 

Nov. 9

‘The Glass Castle’ discussion and film — The Frankford Public Library will host a brief discussion of the best-selling book “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls and a viewing of the recently released movie based on the book on Nov. 9 at 6 p.m.

 

Nov. 10

Operation Shooting Star celebration — Operation Shooting Star will host a Birthday Celebration on Friday, Nov. 10, from 4 to 10 p.m. at the Cove at Bayside in West Fenwick. From 4 to 10 p.m., 10 percent of all food sales will be donated to OSS and its efforts to raise awareness of autoimmune disease and to raise funds for research. From 7 to 10 p.m., there will be live music from the Dirt Road Outlawz and a silent auction, with a $10 cover charge at the door. For more information or to find out where and how to purchase tickets in advance, call (302) 524-8292 or visit operationshootingstar.org.

 

Nov. 11

Christmas Craft Bazaar — The Indian River Senior Center in Millsboro will host a Christmas Craft Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendor application forms are available at the center or on its Facebook page. Space is limited. The cost for vendors is $15 for members or $25 for non-members, plus $5 if electricity is needed. The event will feature handmade crafts and more than 25 vendors. For more information, call Michelle Odom or Fran Harrison at IRSC at (302) 934-8839.

Christmas Bazaar & Bake Sale — Millville United Methodist Church, on the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Club House Road, will host its Annual Christmas Bazaar & Bake Sale in the Wesley Hall next to the church on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 8 a.m., featuring homemade crafts, vintage jewelry, Christmas decorations, silent auctions and homemade baked goods, as well as Rada Cutlery for sale. Coffee and homemade lunch will also be available. All proceeds go to support mission projects of the Millville United Methodist Women’s Group.

RVFC Antique, Classic Car & Tractor Show — The Roxana Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will host an Antique, Classic Car & Tractor Show on Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the fire hall. The event will feature a 50/50, raffle, “Chinese auction,” vendors and homemade refreshments (apple dumplings). Vehicle entry costs $20. The rain date is Nov. 12. For more information, call Nellie Shaffer at (302) 344-4924.

Christmas Boutique & Book Sale — Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park’s Annual Christmas Boutique & Book Sale will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Officer’s Club in the Park. Donations of books and boutique items may be left at the Officer’s Club on Friday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Polish dinner — Knights of Columbus Saint Ann Council 16771 will host a Polish dinner on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., at Father Delaney Hall at St. Ann Catholic Church in Bethany Beach. The cost is $16 per person, with children 10 or younger paying $8. Offerings include: kielbasa, pierogi, stuffed cabbage, sauerkraut, cucumber salad, rye bread with butter, dessert, and coffee and tea. Beer, wine and soda will also be available. Seating is limited, so attendees are being advised to purchase tickets early, by making a check payable to Knights of Columbus Council 16771, mailed to P.O. Box 654, Bethany Beach, DE  19930. For more information, call George Meringolo at (302) 272-1534 or Rick Morin at (302) 537-1968.

 

Nov. 18

Frankford Holiday Expo — The Frankford Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary will host its Holiday Expo in the FVFC fire hall on Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring vendors and crafters.

Food & Wine Festival — Bethany Beach Ocean Suites and 99 Sea Level will host a Food & Wine Festival on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 1 to 4 p.m., featuring live music, local wines and savory foods. Raffle items and proceeds will benefit the Food Bank of Delaware. Tickets include wine and food samples, and a commemorative wine glass, and are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/food-wine-festival-tickets-37762628037.

MERR Fin-raiser — The MERR Institute’s annual Fin-raiser will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m. at Salero, atop the Henlopen Hotel, featuring music, food, drawings and live and silent auctions, with a wine and champagne tasting until 5 p.m. Live music will be provided by 33 1/3. Tickets for the event cost $65, with all proceeds going toward the non-profit organization’s efforts in marine mammal and sea turtle rescue. The event sells out in advance. Tickets can be purchased by calling (302) 228-5029, or email merrinstitute@gmail.com.

Indoor yard & bake sale — An indoor yard and bake sale will be held at the Millville Volunteer Fire Company’s Station 84 on Route 26 in Millville on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Refreshments will be available.