Community Briefs 10/14/21

October 14, 2021
Catholic Charismatic Renewal at St. Jude Oct. 15-16

The Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference will open with a holy hour at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 15, at  St. Jude the Apostle Church, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes. A day of renewal will begin at 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, with prayer, praise and mass at 11 a.m., and healing in the afternoon. Keynote speaker is Maria Vadia. Spirit Fire will provide music. Cost is $40. For information, call Bernadette Baker at 302-562-2172.

Genealogical society to meet online Oct. 16

The Sussex County Genealogical Society will hold its general meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, via Zoom. Gena Philibert-Ortega will present Step Away From your Computer: Using Archives, Libraries & Museums for Your Research. Philibert-Ortega is an author, researcher, and instructor. To attend, email For information, go to

Inaugural Odds That Fight 5K set Oct. 16

The inaugural Odds That Fight 5K will be held at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, at Sandhill Fields just east of Georgetown. The event will benefit the 4Troy Foundation, which was established in 2020 to uphold the legacy left behind by Troy Haynes Jr., a student-athlete from Woodbridge. The foundation’s mission is to improve the lives of those imapcted by Renal Medullary Carcinoma through increased awareness, research and financial assistance. 

The race will be held on Sandhill Fields’ new 5K course. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. A post-race party will be held at Dewey Beer Company in Harbeson from 10 a.m. to noon. To register for the race, go to 

Jazz mass set in Rehoboth Oct. 16

A jazz mass will be celebrated at 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, at All Saints’ Church, 18 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach. The event will be held outdoors if weather permits. Otherwise it will be held in the church sanctuary. Everyone is welcome. Special music will be provided by the All Saints’ and St. George's Parish Choir, and guest musicians including local saxophonist Kevin Vansyckle, Brantley Craig on electric bass, Dave Krupinski on drums, Deacon Patricia Malcolm with vocals, and others under the direction of Jon Rania. "This will be a very uplifting service with toe-tapping, finger-clapping, body-swaying music,” said Rania. 

Multiple myeloma group to meet Oct. 16

The Delaware Multiple Myeloma Support Group meets from 1 to 3 p.m., every third Saturday of the month, via Zoom. The Oct. 16 meeting will feature Dr. Aigars Brants, Binding Site's national director of Science Affairs. For the meeting invitation or more information, contact Sue Iwahashi at

Buy Halloween Dinner Dance tickets by Oct. 17

Lakeside Community Homeowners Association will host a Hocus Pocus Halloween dinner dance from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30, at Pot-Nets Lakeside Community Center, 33076 Rock Cove, Millsboro. Tickets are $20 per person. To reserve tickets by Sunday, Oct. 17, call 302-853-5647 and leave a name, phone number and number of tickets requested. No tickets will be sold after Oct. 17 or at the door. Costumes optional but encouraged. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes. Attendees may bring their own beverages. Ice Productions will provide live music.

Unitarian Universalists to hold hybrid service Oct. 17

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will hold an in-person and livestreamed service at 10 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 17. It's a Process will be the topic. Reservations are required for the in-person service. For more information, go to

Rehoboth Beach to host free Beebe flu shot clinic Oct. 20

The City of Rehoboth Beach will host a free Beebe Healthcare flu shot clinic from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, in the convention center at 229 Rehoboth Ave. Flu vaccines, both regular and high dose, will be available while supplies last for adults only, ages 18 and older, on a drop-in basis. Appointments are not required. The CDC recommends the influenza vaccine for those at high risk of complications from the flu, which includes those 65 and older. The CDC also suggests that everyone age 54-60 consider getting the vaccine.

Free class to focus on estate planning mistakes Oct. 21

Common Estate Planning Mistakes, a free financial class, will be offered to the public from 5 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, at the Lewes Public Library. The class covers common estate planning mistakes and ways to avoid them. It will offer suggestions on how to optimize one’s financial future and legacy for the benefit of loved ones. Sponsor Delaware Money School provides experienced, well-qualified instructors Deirdre O’Shea McCartney and Robert Jeter to break down this complex subject to simple layman’s terms. Everyone should consult with their attorney and financial advisor on a plan for their estate planning. To register, go to

Elks seek sponsors, donations for vets 

Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge 2540 is seeking sponsors for the Elks Golf Outing for Veterans to be held Friday, Oct. 22, at Mulligan’s Pointe in Georgetown. The event is open to the public, and proceeds will go to veterans’ organizations throughout Sussex County. Recent recipients of Elks’ support include veterans scholarships to Delaware Tech and Frets4Vets along with donations for Canines Assisting Service Heroes, Wreaths Across America, Home of the Brave and Delaware Veterans Home. Veterans are in real need this year due to cancellations of major fundraising and distribution events including the Delaware Veterans Stand Down. Hole sponsorships are $100, and sponsors receive free signage at the course and within the players’ swag bags.

For information and sponsor forms, email

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