Continuing Events

Food events:

Fritter shack — The Millsboro Lions Club’s Fritter Shack will be open on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or until sold out) until Dec. 9. The shack will also be open during the Christmas Parade on Dec. 2. Offerings include oyster fritters, crabcakes, soft-shell crabs, hotdogs and sodas. The Fritter Shack is now located at Mitchell Street and Wilson Highway in the Millsboro Town Hall parking lot.

Dollar dinner — First State community dinners are held on the third Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at First State Community Action Agency (308 N. Railroad Ave.) in Georgetown. Guests receive a hearty meal, plus nutrition information and budget-friendly shopping tips. Community dinners are open to all individuals and families for $1 per person. Seating is limited. Call MaryAnn Morris at (302) 856-7761, ext. 139, to reserve a seat. Learn more at www.firststatecaa.org.

FVFC Friday Dinner Nights —The Frankford Volunteer Fire Company hosts Friday Dinner Nights seasonally in autumn, from October until December (excluding the day after Thanksgiving). The menu includes fried-oyster and soft-shell crab sandwiches, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, hot sausages and french fries. Dine in or carry out, starting at 4 p.m.

Eagles events — The Fraternal Order of Eagles #4528 on Atlantic Avenue in Millville hosts Flip Five bar games open to the public every Monday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. with a full dinner menu, dinner specials and refreshments available. For more information, contact treasurer.foe4528@yahoo.com or call (302) 616-2937.

Shrimp night — American Legion Post 24 is holding Friday Night Specials, consisting of a pound of shrimp for $11. Take-outs are $11. Also available is hot wings, with French fries and cole slaw for $5; and chicken fingers, with French fries and cole slaw for $6. A side order of onion petals is available for $2.50. The specials run from 5 to 8 p.m., and karaoke will follow.

Cheesesteak dinners — American Legion Post 24, in Dagsboro, is serving cheesesteaks every Monday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. Guests can try the new cheesesteaks with Amish sauce.

Moose Lodge specials — East Sussex Moose Lodge on Mt. Zion Road in Frankford is offering weekly activities and food specials: on Tuesday nights, drop-in shuffle bowling at 6 p.m. and line dancing lessons at 6:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, four-piece fried chicken dinner specials; Thursdays, cheesesteak or hamburger specials; Fridays, various dinner specials; and Saturdays, entertainment.

Fitness/Wellness:

Free CPR course — Beebe Healthcare will host free community CPR courses at 9 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month at Beebe Healthcare’s Medical Center in Lewes, for non-medical members of the community. Reservations are required to attend these courses. The class includes facilitation by a trained volunteer and a small reference book. It is not a full-certification CPR class, and cards are not issued. Register for upcoming classes by calling (302) 645-3248.

Tai chi — The Cape Henlopen Senior Center is hosting Tai Chi classes on Tuesdays, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., and on Fridays, from 11:05 a.m. to noon. For more information, call (302) 227-2055, Mondays through Fridays, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Zumba Gold — The Cape Henlopen Senior Center is hosting Zumba Gold classes from 9:05 to 10 a.m. For more information, call (302) 227-2055, Mondays through Fridays, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Heart Association classes — The American Heart Association holds classes weekly. Visit CPRDelaware.com for more information or call (302) 462-5594.

Line dancing — The Cape Henlopen Senior Center is hosting line dancing courses on Mondays at 1 p.m. For more information, call (302) 227-2055, Mondays through Fridays, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Ski club — The Wilmington Ski Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the Hockessin Fire Company Memorial Hall(The websites show that locations vary per meeting) at 7:30 p.m. Meetings are open to anyone interested in skiing, snowboarding and other outdoor activities. For more information, visit www.wilmski.com or call (302) 792-0656.

Ski club — The Salisbury Ski Club meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Knights of Columbus building in Salisbury, Md. at 7:30 p.m. (The first meeting in September will be held at the Tall Tales Brewing Company located at 6929 Heron Grove Ct, Parsonsburg, MD) For more information, call (302) 542-9400, or visit their site at www.salisburyskiclub.com.

Fit for Christ — “Fit for Christ” exercise classes are held at Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View. They include “Tuning Up the Temple” on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 to 10 a.m. (These are session-based, so call Carol at (302) 829-8759 to find the details.) There are also Zumba classes on Mondays at 4:30 p.m., with instructor Shantel Willey, for $4 per class drop-in fee. In addition, there will be yoga at 5:15 p.m. each Wednesday with Tina Bunting, and Thursdays at 9 a.m. with Pat Wood, with a $5 drop-in fee. Starting July 1, yoga will also be offered on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m., taught by Patty Winkler. All classes are open to the community, and all are welcome

CPR classes — The American Heart Association will offer CPR/AED, BLS and First Aid courses on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and some Saturdays, at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Call (302) 462-5594 for more information or to sign up, or visit www.cprdelaware.com.

TOPS meets — Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Berlin, Md., Group 0331, meets at the Worcester County Health Center in Berlin every Tuesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. TOPS is a support and educational group promoting weight loss and healthy lifestyle. For more information, email jeanduck47@gmail.com.

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

Yoga class — Yoga class, open to the public, is offered from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday morning at Saint Martha’s Episcopal Church, for a $5 donation. Saint Martha’s Episcopal Church is located at the corner of Maplewood Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in Bethany Beach.

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

Support groups:

Mental health support — The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Delaware (NAMI Delaware) hosts free support meetings: NAMI Connection, for adults living with a mental health condition, facilitated by peers in recovery themselves, meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 6 p.m. at the Easter Seals Center in Georgetown; Family Support Groups, for family members, loved ones and caregivers of adults with mental health conditions, on the second and the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Lewes Presbyterian Church; and support groups in Spanish, for families, loved ones and caregivers (for more information, call (302) 415-4356). [Grupos de apoyo mensuales para familiares, seres queridos y cuidadores. Para más información llame (302) 415-4356.] Call NAMI Delaware for more information, at (302) 427-0787.

Pain support — Pain Linx, an education and support group that focuses on awareness, education, sharing and support for people with chronic pain, meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the new Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Ave., Lewes, from 2 to 3 p.m. New facilitator Rita Williams, MA, CHES, a health coach with Beebe Healthcare, will be leading the sessions. Call (302) 645-3528 for more information.

Alateen meeting — A new Alateen meeting for those 12-17, is now being held at Ocean View Presbyterian Church on 67 Central Avenue, Ocean View. Alateen, part of the Al-Anon Family Groups, is a fellowship of young people whose lives have been affected by alcoholism in a family member or close friend. They come together to share experiences, strength and hope with one another. Meetings are held on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. For more information, call Judy P. at (703) 405-3832 or Pam R. at (443) 398-0149.

Nar-Anon group — Nar-Anon is a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction. There will be a Nar-Anon Family Group meeting at Ocean View Presbyterian Church on Wednesday nights from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information, call Donna at (301) 518-4187 or Debbie at (302)?265-5703..

Al-Anon — Al-Anon is a support group for the families and friends of alcoholics. Meetings are held every Tuesday, from 7 to 8 p.m., at Ocean View Presbyterian Church. For more meeting times and places, visit www.marydelalanon.org.

Grief support group — Mariner's Bethel United Methodist Church in Ocean View hosts a grief support group on the second and fourth Mondays of each month beginning Monday, March 27, at 10:30 a.m. in Room 209. The group has been meeting since November 2016 and is now using GriefShare, a Christian-based program with 13 sessions designed to encourage and give hope to people who are grieving the death of loved ones. The sessions include a video presentation and discussion questions. Materials are also provided for journal reflection. For more information, call (302) 539-9510.

Business support — BNI Rehoboth | Networkers meets every Thursday in Lewes for lunch. This is a group of local businesses who help each other grow. For more information, call Patti Brown at (302) 448-5047.

AA group — AA meets every Monday night in the Community Lutheran Church fellowship hall at 8 p.m. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call the church at (302) 732-1156.

Gamblers Anonymous — Gamblers Anonymous meets at St. Martha’s Episcopal Church every Monday at 7 p.m. For more information, call (302) 228-3624.

AA Seaside Acceptance — Alcoholics Anonymous’ Seaside Acceptance Group holds an open meeting every Sunday at 4 p.m. at St. George’s United Methodist Church, Omar Road, Frankford.

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

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

Breast cancer peer mentor support —0000 The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s Peer Mentor Support Program provides ongoing, free, one-on-one emotional support and resources to those newly diagnosed with breast cancer, offered by trained breast cancer survivors. Those who are newly diagnosed and wish to speak to someone who has experienced a similar breast cancer diagnosis can call (302) 672-6435 or email lwilkinson@debreastcancer.org.

Religious Events:

Praise & worship service — Millville United Methodist Church holds their Praise and Worship Service every Saturday at 6 p.m. The church is located at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Club House Road.

Youth ministries — FORGE Youth & Family Academy holds its Friday Fun-Fest every Friday, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the House of Mercy (use side entrance) at 36674 Dupont Highway in Selbyville. Each meeting includes a small meal, music, games and a life lesson. FORGE is an ecumenical youth ministry designed to help break the cycle of bad choices. All are welcome. For more information call or text Rob Shrieves at (443) 366-2813, e-mail info@forgeyouth.org or visit FORGE on the web at www.forgeyouth.org.

FORGE discussion group — Every Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m., FORGE Youth & Family Academy hosts the FORGE Round Table Discussion Group at House of Mercy, 36674 S. Dupont Highway, Selbyville. The group is intended to respectfully discusses religion, politics, faith and family foundations. All are welcome. For more information, contact Tara Barrett-Shrieves at (443) 513-1048 or e-mail info@forgeyouth.org.

Agape Senior Center — The Agape Senior Center offers continental breakfast, Bible study and a noon lunch each Wednesday, starting at 9:30 a.m., at the Community Church of Oak Orchard, on Route 5 (Oak Orchard Road), across from the fire department. For more information, call (302) 945-0633 or (302) 947-1439.

Ancient Order of Hibernians meetings — The Ocean City Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians meets the second Saturday of each month at the Knights of Columbus Hall (100th Street, Ocean City, Md.). Membership is open to Catholics who have Irish heritage. For more information, call Bob McCarthy at (410) 250-7821.

Bible study — Bible study is being held every Monday in the fellowship hall of Community Lutheran Church at noon. For more information, call the church at (302) 732-1156.

Youth group — We are Zeke 37 meets on Sunday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Salem United Methodist Church in Selbyville. For more information, visit www.sumc.com/zeke-37-youth.

Socrates Café — The Bethany Beach Christian Church is sponsoring the Socrates Café, a group of individuals from different backgrounds discussing philosophical ideas, at the Bethany Beach Christian Church chapel on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 537-9417 or send an email to rm.hendrix@mchsi.com.

Bible study — The Odyssey Church in Selbyville is hosting a small weekly group Bible study and fellowship meeting on Thursday nights at 7 p.m., at 2 Discovery Lane in Selbyville. Study topics are led in a series format. For more information, visit www.TheOdysseyChurch.com.

Aging Faithfully — An event for seniors, “Aging Faithfully,” is held the second Tuesday of each month at Wesley Hall at Millville United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Refreshments and entertainment vary every meeting. Parking is available behind the church and hall.

Exploring Catholicism — Those who would like to explore membership in the Catholic Church can attend classes in group sessions for adult inquirers at St. Ann’s in Bethany Beach on the third Tuesday of every month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, contact JoAnna Keller in the Religious Education office at (302) 539-5443.

Healing Prayer Service — Mariners Bethel Church holds its Healing Prayer Service on the second Saturday of each month. For more information, call (302) 539-9510.

The Underground — The Surfer’s Fellowship will host a weekly worship movement on West Road in Ocean View. For more information, call 537-6287 or e-mail roywow@aol.com.

Dagsboro Bible study — A Bible study “exploring God's Miracles with music and interactive teaching” is being held at the Katie Helm Park gazebo in Dagsboro on Monday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m. Icy refreshments are being provided. Contact Colleen and Anthony at BeachApostleVineyard@gmail.com for more information.

Women’s Bible study — Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church, located at Route 26 and Central Avenue in Ocean View, will hold a women’s Bible study, “Sensible Shoes” — a story about the spiritual journey of four strangers — on Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 20 and running through Dec. 6. Childcare will be provided upon request. Register by calling Mariner’s office at (302) 539-0713.

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

Special Interest groups:

Genealogical discussions — The Sussex County Genealogical Society will host a seasonal series of discussions on Mastering Genealogical Proof by Dr. Thomas W. Jones this fall, on Mondays from Oct. 23 through Nov. 27, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Attendees may bring a bag lunch and are being encouraged to purchase a physical copy of the book to bring with them (electronic versions may prove unwieldy). Sessions are free and open to the public, who may also become members. Attendees should read each designated chapter before the session date and look over the questions at the end of the chapter: Oct. 23, Preface, Chapter 1 and Chapter 2; Oct. 30, Chapter 3 ; Nov. 6, Chapter 4 ; Nov. 13, Chapter 5 ; Nov. 20, Chapter 6 ; Nov. 27, Chapters 7-9.

Jamming by the Sea — A group of music enthusiasts is inviting musicians of any instrument and all skill levels to join in an acoustic circle at St. Matthews by-the-Sea at 1000 Coastal Highway in Fenwick Island. Sing-a-longs are welcome, and an audience is always appreciated. There is no charge to join, listen or receive help to learn an instrument. The group meets on the first and third Fridays of each month, from 4 to 6 p.m., with a mid-way break for coffee and cookies. For more information, call Merle at (302) 436-1938.

Inland Bays Foundation — The Inland Bays Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to cleaning up the waters of Delaware’s Indian River, Rehoboth and Little Assawoman Bays and their watersheds, holds public meetings on the second Tuesday of every month, generally at the South Coastal Library, 43 Kent Avenue in Bethany Beach, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. (The April and May meetings will be held at Bethany Beach Town Hall.) For more information, visit their Facebook page or their website, at www.inlandbaysfoundation.org.

Millsboro Lions Club — The Millsboro Lions Club meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from September through May at 6:45 p.m. at Ocean Grille on Long Neck Road in Millsboro. The group accepts donations of medical equipment that is available to the public. Those in need of medical equipment should call David at (302) 604-2990. The group also collects eyeglasses — prescription, readers and sunglasses — in boxes located throughout Millsboro, including outside of the Medical Equipment Building located on Railroad Avenue across from Bodie’s in Millsboro. For more information about joining the club, contact Mary Lee at (302) 945-2607.

Toastmasters — Southern Delaware Toastmasters meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Georgetown Public Library 123 West Pine Street Georgetown, DE 19947United States. Toastmasters is a non-profit organization that gives its members the opportunity to develop and improve their public speaking and leadership abilities through local club meetings, training seminars and contests. Toastmasters International (www.toastmasters.org) includes more than 332,000 men and women in more than 15,400 clubs in more than 135 countries.

Alzheimer’s caregiver support — An Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group meets on the first Thursday of each month at the Coastal Leisure CHEER Senior Center at 6 p.m. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, call Jamie Magee at (302) 854-9788.

Senior center art group — The Cape Henlopen Senior Center is hosting an art group on Tuesdays from 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. The group focuses on acrylic watercolor work. For more information, call (302) 227-2055, Mondays through Fridays, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m

AARP meetings — The South Coastal Chapter of AARP 5226 meets the third Tuesday of each month, except for July and August, at Cripple Creek. The luncheon is at noon, with the business meeting and program starting at 1 p.m. Reservations are required for the luncheon and can be made by calling Mary Ann Dougherty at (302) 541-9412. Membership dues are $7 per year, in addition to the national membership. For information, call Lee Shoff at (302) 539-6952 or Enid Levine at (302) 541-5639, or visit their website at www.southcoastalaarp.org.

Railroad club — The Delaware Seaside Railroad Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. For information and location of the meeting, call Bill Mixon at 827-4278.

Lions meetings — The Fenwick Island Lions Club, serving Fenwick, Roxana, Selbyville and South Bethany, welcomes all area residents and visiting Lions to its luncheon meetings at Harpoon Hanna’s on Route 54 at noon on the first and third Monday of each month. Its 65 members, both men and women, have a mission to make a positive difference in the community and have fun at the same time. For more information, call (302) 436-8216 or visit www.filc22d.org.

Needlepointers — The Seashore Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild meets the first Monday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the CHEER Community Center, at the corner of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road. For more information, call Linda at (302) 644-1523..

Kiwanis meets — Kiwanis Club of Coastal Delaware meets the second Wednesday of every month at the Rehoboth Beach Country Club at noon for a luncheon meeting. The club also meets the first and third Thursdays of every month at Café 26 in Ocean View for an evening meeting at 6:30 p.m. For more information, or to volunteer for service projects, call 537-7979. The first meeting is free.

Local Democrats — The 38th Representative District Democratic Party meets on the first Wednesday of each month at South Coastal Library at 7 p.m. For more information, call Mohammad at (302) 604-7523.

AAUW meetings — The Coastal-Georgetown Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) hold monthly meetings on the third Thursday of each month from September through May and on the second Thursday in June at Kings Creek Country Club in Rehoboth Beach, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Membership is open to all graduates holding at least an associate or equivalent degree or higher. For more information, call membership Vice President Pat Sheehy at (302) 644-2569 or email pqsheehy@comcast.net.

Eastern Star — The Order of the Eastern Star - Frankford Chapter #12 meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month at the Masonic Hall in Millville at 7:30 p.m. There are no meetings in July and August. For more information, call (302) 436-4409.

Open bridge — New players are always welcomed to a bridge match at the Indian River Senior Center in Millsboro every Wednesday from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Lions meet — The Lord Baltimore Lions Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Bethany Beach. This is a service club and all funds raised go back directly into the community. All visiting Lions and prospective members interested in attending a dinner meeting should call the club secretary, Lion Janet, at (302) 537-5175. For more information on the club, visit www.lordbaltimorelionsclub.com.

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

Quilters group — Community Lutheran Church has a quilters group that meets every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon. All are welcome, and no experience is needed. For more information, call the church at (302) 732-1156.

Women’s Civic Club — The Women’s Civic Club of Bethany Beach meets on the second Thursday of the month (excluding December, February, May-August) at South Coastal Library Refreshments are served at 9:30 a.m. and the business meeting at 10 a.m. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call Andrea at (302) 541-4751 or visit www.wccbb.org.

Doric Lodge — Doric Lodge No. 30 A.F. and A.M. meets at the Millville Masonic Temple on the first and third Mondays of the month at 7:30 p.m.

Rotary meets — The Southern Sussex Delaware Rotary Club meets each Thursday at Brandywine Assisted Living at 7:30 a.m. Guests are welcome to attend and learn more about the organization. For more information, call Brendan at (302) 858-3234 or go to their Website at www.southernsussexrotary.org.

Beach Singles — Beach Singles hosts its happy-hour for those 45 or older at Harpoon Hanna’s on Route 54 on Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m. For more information on this and other activities, call Arlene at (302) 436-9577 or visit www.beachsingles.org.

Sussex Stitchers — Sussex Stitchers by the Sea, a group of ladies who enjoy stitching, will meet each month at South Coastal Library. Their needlework involves various techniques — embroidery, crewel, cross-stitch, smocking, knitting, quilting, etc. All levels are welcome. For more information, call (410) 208-9386 or (302) 893-3207.

AARP book club — The South Coastal DE Chapter 5226 of AARP is presenting an AARP Book Club at the South Coastal Library on the first Thursday of every month from 10:30 a.m. to noon. All are welcome, and there is no need to sign up first. For more information, call Anita Angeny at 537-6353 or Virginia Nee at 539-4969.

Marine Corps League — The Marine Corps League, First State Detachment, meets at 2308 Philadelphia Avenue in Ocean City, Md., on the fourth Wednesday of each month, at noon. The Marine Corps League is involved in civic, patriotic and charitable events in the community, and is committed to preserving the interests and traditions of the U.S. Marine Corps. All Marines are being encouraged to attend. For more information, call (302) 628-2624.

Republicans meet — The 38th District Republican Club meets the fourth Monday of the month at South Coastal Library from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The meeting is open to all and is free. Annual dues are $20. A monthly guest speaker is featured, as well as legislative updates from Rep. Ron Gray and Sen. Gerald Hocker. Light refreshments are served.

Quilt guild — The Ocean Waves Quilt Guild generally meets the first Monday of each month at 9 a.m. at Conley’s United Methodist Church, 33106 Jolyn’s Way in Lewes, featuring speakers, classes and trips. New members are welcome. For more information, visit www.oceanwavesquiltguild.org/forum.html or call (301) 325-5795.

Women’s AA Big Book — A Women's AA Big Book Meeting is held every Friday from 5 to 6 p.m. at St. Martha’s Episcopal Church, 117 Maplewood Street, Bethany Beach. The open meeting is for women only and includes coffee and fellowship.

Business network — The BNI Rehoboth 2 Chapter meets every Wednesday at Baywood Greens from 8 to 9:30 a.m. for a business networking meeting. Visitors are welcome “to come see the power of referral based marketing in action.” For information or a reservation to attend, call Brad Donovan at (302) 227-5157, or visit www.BNIDVR.Com and click on “Find a Chapter.”

Pool league — Those 50 or older who are looking to play pool can join the Shore Senior Pool League. Players of all skill levels are welcome, as the league’s handicap system allows weaker players to compete against the best players. Matches are played in Rehoboth Beach, Millsboro and Georgetown on Friday mornings. Although competitive, the league emphasizes the importance of having fun and making new friends. For more information, call Bill Cook at (732) 407-5353.

Quilt guild — The Delmarvalous Quilt Guild meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at the U.D. Research & Education Center, 16684 County Seat Hwy. (Route 9), in Georgetown, in Substation Classroom #2. Charity sewing starts by 10 a.m., with the meeting and program starting at 7 p.m. Guests are welcome. For more information, find the group on Facebook.

Women’s golf group — The Eastern Shore Chapter of EWGA is looking for women who want to learn/play golf. Clinics and leagues are available for beginner, intermediate or advanced players. For more information, contact Judy Kight at judykight1968@gmail.com.

Nautical Sounds — The Nautical Sounds Men’s Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every Monday at the South Coastal Library. All men interested in singing in a barbershop format and having good fellowship are welcome to come sing with the group. For more information, call Al at 537-9440 or send an e-mail to al.rae@verizon.net.

Sea Purls Knitting Guild group — The Sea Purls Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown on the corner of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road. Lunch is available, and new members are always welcome. For details, call Diane at (302) 228-0235.

Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club — The Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at the Ocean Grill Restaurant, 26809 Long Neck Road, in Millsboro, at 7:30 a.m. The club’s objectives are to serve others in the local and global community, to promote high ethical standards, and to advance goodwill and fellowship. Visitors are welcome at the weekly meeting. To learn more about the club, visit the website at www.longnecksunriserotaryclub.com.

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

AARP Chapter 5340 meetings — AARP Chapter 5340 will resume its meetings at the Georgetown Cheer Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown, beginning Sept. 11 at noon. Reservations for lunch are to be called in to Anita Wright one week in advance at (302) 856-6215. There are speakers or fun events at each meeting. Meetings in the fall of 2017 include Oct. 2, Nov. 6 and Dec. 4.

Lord Baltimore Women’s Club meets — The Lord Baltimore Women’s Club meets seasonally, on the Monday of each month from September through June, at 11 a.m. at Cripple Creek Country Club, with lunch and a guest speaker. The club is involved in a number of community projects, including scholarships, a food bank, Habitat for Humanity, Wounded Warrior Project, Inland Bays Project, Adopt a Highway and supporting the local elementary schools, as well as offering social outings. New members 21 or older are welcome. For more information, contact LBWC President Barbara Sunderlin at lordbaltimorewc@gmail.com.

Garden Club of Millsboro meeting — The Garden Club of Millsboro meets on the second Friday of every month at 10 a.m. at the Millsboro Art League on Main Street in Millsboro. The club is composed of both novice and experienced gardeners and is open to anyone who is interested in enhancing the streetscape of Millsboro. New members are always welcome.

Community events:

Storytime/crafttime — The Selbyville Public Library will host storytime and craft time for children on a weekly basis. Pre-school storytime is every Tuesday at 10 a.m. for children ages 2 to 6. Craft time for children ages 4 to 12 is every Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Penny Bingo — The Cape Henlopen Senior Center is hosting Penny Bingo on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call (302) 227-2055, Mondays through Fridays, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

In the genes — The Selbyville Public Library has a monthly genealogy discussion group that meets on the first Friday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Anyone interested in genealogy is invited to attend. For more information, call (302) 436-8195.

Thrift shop — Frankford Presbyterian Church’s “Nearly New Thrift Shop” is open every Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is clothing, housewares, furniture, antiques and more.

Town museum — The Bethany Beach Town Museum, located in the lobby of the Bethany Beach Town Hall, is available to the public during regular Town Hall business hours — Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free brochures of the Bethany Beach Heritage Trail and Historical Markers are available in the museum.

Nature Center — The Bethany Beach Nature Center holds youth programs every Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. These includes stories, discussion and craft/activity. All ages are welcome, and the programs are free. They run rain or shine. For more information, call 537-7680.

Samaritan Thrift Shop — Samaritan Thrift Shop, a local mission of St. Mathew’s By the Sea is located in the Williamsville Industrial Park in Selbyville, and operates Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Donations are greatly appreciated during hours of operation. Cash proceeds are donated to local agencies to help supplement hunger relief.

Freewrites scheduled — The Rehoboth Beach Writers Guild is holding Freewrites at various locations through the area. There is one at the Rehoboth Beach library (use the back door) on Saturdays and Mondays, from 8 to 10 a.m. The Lewes library holds one on Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The Super G in Millville’s conference room hosts a Freewrite on Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m. On the fourth Thursday of each month, the Rehoboth Beach Art League will host a freewrite from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Millsboro town museum — The Town of Millsboro Museum is open most Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Visits to the museum are free.

AAUW books discussion — The AAUW Coastal Georgetown branch sponsors an American Library Notable Books Discussion at the Selbyville Public Library on the third Monday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, call Ada May at (302) 436-2981.

Smart Driver Class — An AARP Smart Driver Class will be held the second Friday of every month at Community Lutheran Church, 30897 Omar Road, Frankford. Call (239) 567-0606 for details.

Community outreach:

Toys for Tots collecting until Dec. 15 — The Indian River Senior Center in Millsboro is collecting brand new toys for toddler boys and girls for the Marines’ Toys for Tots drive. People can drop off unwrapped toys by Dec. 15. The IRSC is located behind the Wawa on Route 113, at 214 Irons Avenue, Millsboro. For more information, call (302) 934-8839 or visit indianriverseniorcenterde.com.

Emergency food — The Community Lutheran Church Food Pantry at Omar Road and Route 20 is open every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 10 a.m. to noon. Families in need may just stop in or may call the church at (302)?732-1156 for more information.

Community soup ministry — The new community soup ministry, Feed my Sheep, is hosted in the Mariner’s Bethel United Methodist Church social hall every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcomed to come enjoy a bowl of soup.

Quilting volunteers — Faith, Love, Hope Quilters meet on the third and fifth Mondays of each month at 10 a.m. at St. Matthews By-The-Sea UMC, 1000 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island. Quilts are made for hospitals and the Tunnell Cancer Center. No experience is necessary, as members will show new quilters all they need to know. Supplies are provided. Attendees can bring a covered dish to join the noon meal and stay as long as they can. For more information, call Shirley at (302) 436-2840.

Hospital equipment — The Lord Baltimore Lions Club continues to serve the community with the loan of medical equipment. If you know someone who needs a loan of a walker, hospital bed or crutches, call the Medical Equipment Chairman at 537-5175. For membership information, call Lion Janet at 537-5175.

Read Aloud — Read Aloud Delaware is looking for volunteers who love to read to children. Volunteers usually read one to two hours per week in local childcare centers. Sign up on-line at www.readalouddelaware.org or call (302) 856-2527 for further information

James Farm Volunteer Days — Volunteer Days are held at the James Farm Ecological Preserve every Wednesday morning from 9 a.m. to noon, offering volunteers the chance to help the Center for Inland Bays maintain the natural park. They can stay for an hour or all morning. The group meets the campus area, where sheds are located. Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes and other clothing appropriate for yard work, and can bring work gloves or borrow a pair on-site. Insect repellent and water are provided. Work days will be canceled for inclement weather.

Community food pantry — The Community Food Pantry will be open for food distribution on the third Saturday of every month through May, starting at 9 a.m. at Salem United Methodist Church, in Selbyville. The area covered includes south of the Indian River Inlet bridge to Fenwick Island, west to Selbyville and north to Dagsboro. A $3 donation per household is requested. For more information, call (302) 436-4118.