Community Briefs 9/13/23

September 13, 2023
A Matter of Balance class at CAMP Rehoboth starts Sept. 14

CAMP Rehoboth will host a free eight-week A Matter of Balance course from 9 to 11 a.m., Thursdays, Sept. 14 to Nov. 2, at 37 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. A Matter of Balance classes can help participants learn to avoid dangerous falls. This class is intended to build confidence for those wishing to safely manage aging while staying in place at their homes. Each session increases mobility, strength, coordination and balance. To register, call 302-515-3029 or email

Cooperative Extension Walk With Ease registration due Sept. 15

University of Delaware Cooperative Extension announced upcoming physical activity programs. 

The Walk With Ease program is an introductory-level, basic fitness program that provides techniques to begin and maintain a successful walking program. It was created by experts at the Arthritis Foundation, and program topics will include exercising safely and comfortably, improving flexibility and building strength, and reducing pain. Cost is $20, and financial scholarships are available during registration.

The Walk With Ease six-week program is available in two formats. The Zoom series is a 45-minute, live, weekly group educational session that meets at 9 a.m., Wednesdays. The email series offers weekly self-guided sessions. The fall series meets Wednesday, Sept. 27, to Wednesday, Nov. 1. The registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 15.

The winter series meets Monday, Nov. 6, to Monday, Dec.11, and registration closes Friday, Oct. 27.

For more information and to register, go to

Genealogical society to meet Sept 16

The Sussex County Genealogical Society will meet at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, at Lewes Public Library and via Zoom. All are welcome; to request a Zoom invitation, email

Sunny Jane Morton will present "Baptists, Methodists and Presbyterians – Oh My! " These three faiths dominated the 1800s religious scene in the United States. Attendees will learn a little of their intertwined history, explore a variety of sample records, and learn strategies for finding church records on Baptists, Methodists and Presbyterians.

Morton teaches family history to global audiences as a speaker and writer. She is a contributing editor at Family Tree Magazine and content manager for Your DNA Guide. She is co-author of “How to Find Your FamilyHistory in U.S. Church Records” and author of “Story of My Life: A Workbook for Preserving Your Legacy.”

For more information, go to and

Knights of Columbus document shredding fundraiser set Sept. 16

The Knights of Columbus Msgr. Desmond Council No. 13348 will hold a document shredding fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, at St. Jude the Apostle Church, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes. The shredding truck is equipped with a video camera to allow viewing as documents are securely shredded. Donation is $10 for a letter-size box (8.5-by-11-inch printer paper) and $20 for a legal-size box (8.5-by-14-inch printer paper). A full 100% of proceeds will be donated to local charities.

Multiple myeloma support group to meet Sept. 16

The Delaware Multiple Myeloma Support Group meets from 1 to 3 p.m., every third Saturday via Zoom. For the Sept. 16 meeting link, email Anyone dealing with multiple myeloma is welcome to join the group. To learn more, go to

Children's family service at St. George's Chapel resumes Sept. 17

St. George's Chapel announced its children's family service will resume at 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 17, in the parish hall at 20271 Beaver Dam Road (Route 23), in Harbeson. The ultra-casual, come-as-you are informal service is geared toward youngsters of all ages, their siblings, parents and grandparents, and all are welcome to attend. The service includes scripture readings, prayers and holy communion. New for this season will be the addition of music provided by local musician and educator, Jennifer Capparuccini. There is no charge to attend and a freewill offering will be taken. Light refreshments will be served immediately following. The parish hall is fully handicapped accessible and there is ample off-street parking in the adjacent parking lot. For more information, email or call 302-227-7202.

E-Racing the Blues Walk set Sept. 17

The Mental Health Association in Delaware will host the 21st Annual E-Racing the Blues Walk at 10:15 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 17, in Rehoboth Beach. Registration opens at 10 a.m. In addition to walking, attractions include a magic show, tai chi instruction, raffle prizes, a craft for kids, refreshments and free T-shirts for adult registrants. The event is free for kids under age 12. An upstate walk is set for 10:15 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 30, at Glasgow Park, Newark.

Last year, the association raised $30,357 to support its wide array of mental health programs including mental wellness groups, suicide prevention trainings, peer support programs and mental health conferences. To register or donate, go to

St. Peter’s to host picnic Sept. 17

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will hold its annual picnic at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 17, on the patio outside the parish hall at 211 Mulberry St., Lewes, Attendees may bring family and friends, along with a side dish or dessert, and enjoy a day of food, fun and community. All are welcome.

UUSD to meet Sept. 17

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will hold an in-person and livestreamed service at 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 17, with Through the Fog as the topic. The Rev. Heather Rion Starr said, “We are not all nourished in the same ways. What replenishes you? What fills your spirit with hope, with energy, with a sense of possibilities yet to come? Come be rejuvenated in community. Bring a small vial or container of water—perhaps from someplace special to you, literally or symbolically—for our annual water ceremony. For more information, go to

Estate-planning mistakes class set Sept. 19

The Delaware Money School will offer a free class on Common Estate Planning Mistakes at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Lewes Public Library with instructors Deirdre O’Shea McCartney, Esq., and Robert Jeter. The class covers common estate-planning mistakes and how to avoid them. It will explore some common myths about estate planning and offer suggestions on how attendees can optimize their financial future and legacy for their own and their loved ones’ benefit. Having written, spoken and taught on the subject many times, the instructors break down a complex subject to understandable layman’s terms. Everyone should be aware of these mistakes and be able to consult with their attorney and financial advisor on a plan for their future to correct them. To register, go to

Farm Credit poultry industry seminar RSVPS due Sept. 19

Farm Credit has opened reservations for its third annual Delmarva Poultry Seminar, which is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct., 3, at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury, Md.

The event will feature presentations from industry experts in the areas of production and animal care, biosecurity, and the implementation of solar processes. Lunch will be provided. The seminar will deliver both educational and networking opportunities; nutrient management credits will also be available.

The poultry seminar is free and open to all interested poultry growers but reservations are required by Tuesday, Sept. 19.

To RSVP, go to For more information, call 888-339-3334.

Horizon Farm Credit is an agricultural lending cooperative, part of the national Farm Credit System, owned by its member‐borrowers. 

First State Antique Tractor Club to meet Sept. 19

The regular meeting of the First State Antique Tractor Club will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Greenwood VFW, at the corner of Governors Avenue and Mill Street, Greenwood. The club will be planning its fall tractor drive set for Sunday, Oct. 1, and its annual banquet in November. Light refreshments will be served. The club is always accepting new members. For more information, contact Maralene Givens at 302-228-2674 or, or go to

The First Town Club of Lewes to meet Sept. 19

The First Town Club of Lewes is holding its first meeting of the fall at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19 at the Lewes Public Library. The club does not meet during the summer so the first meeting will feature a meet-and-greet with the theme "How did you get to Delaware?" There will be a 50/50 raffle and refreshments will be available. Future meetings will spotlight various speakers.

Meeting set for 14th Representative District Republican Committee

The 14th Representative District Republican Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Ave., Lewes. Anyone who is interested in open government, protecting the quality of life and other areas of interest in the Cape Region is welcome to attend. For more information, email

Senior aging and care planning seminar set Sept. 19

The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly  and the Lewes Public Library will host a free breakfast workshop titled “The Successful Components of Aging: Understanding and Planning,” at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the library, 111 Adams Ave., Lewes. Coffee and doughnuts will be served.

The session will address questions about cost and level of care for adults ages 55 and above, including a discussion of aging in place, activities of daily living, and comprehensive care. Participants will be introduced to PACE Your LIFE, a community-based care program that provides comprehensive services such as medical care, rehabilitative therapies, social service assistance and recreation all under one roof. PACE Your LIFE allows seniors 55+ to age in place with reduced stress and while maintaining independence, physical fitness, and emotional well-being.

Space is limited, and registration is required. To sign up, go to or call the library at 302-645-2733.

PACE Your LIFE provides comprehensive medical and social services to adults 55 and older who reside in their homes and require assistance—and mostly to individuals who are eligible for Medicare and/or Medicaid benefits. A team of healthcare professionals provide PACE participants with personalized medical care.

AAUW Coastal Georgetown to meet Sept. 21

The American Association of University Women Coastal Georgetown Inc. will celebrate a new board of directors at its meeting set for 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 21, at Big Fish Grill in Rehoboth Beach. The theme for 2023-24 is Building Relationships: Community, Members, Board. Programs will feature speakers from various groups with whom the chapter has had a relationship before, as well as opportunities to forge new relationships with others who share the chapter’s values and mission. Committee chairs will share about the many activities their committees are planning. For more information, go to

RD 20 Dems to meet Sept. 21

The Delaware 20th Representative District Democratic Committee will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Lewes Diner, 1201 Savannah Road, Lewes. An informal social gathering for Dutch treat dinner starts at 5 p.m. 

The guest speaker will be Dr. Cora Scott, Delaware deputy state superintendent of education, who will discuss current education initiatives in Sussex County and the state,

Any registered Democrat in Delaware is welcome to participate in RD20’s social hour and business meeting. 

For more information, go to or Delaware’s 20th RD Democratic Committee & Friends Group on Facebook. 

To be placed on RD20’s email list, email

RD20 is the local Democratic Party organization for Lewes, Milton, Nassau, Pinetown, Belltown, and sections of Harbeson and Georgetown.

Women’s issues in Delaware series kicks off Sept. 21

Women’s March Sussex - Delaware is hosting a four-part educational series addressing women’s issues in the State of Delaware. Sessions meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursdays, at the Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Ave., Lewes. Topics and dates are reproductive freedom, Sept. 21; freedom to access healthcare, Oct. 19; economic freedom, Nov.. 9; and freedom to be safe, Dec. 7. All sessions are free to attend. Each meeting will feature a key speaker followed by an expert panel. The Sept. 21 session includes representatives from the ACLU of Delaware, Planned Parenthood of Delaware, and the First State Abortion Fund.

For more information or to register, go to

Bingo set Sept. 22 at Rehoboth fire station

The Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary will host Bingo at 7 p.m., Friday,  Sept. 22, at Station 1, 219 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. The price includes the first book, one bonanza, and one door prize entry. Cash prizes to be awarded total $2,150, including a $300 jackpot. Participants must be age 18 or above to play. The auxiliary's mission is to support the fire company in fundraising, community engagement and disaster relief. To purchase advance tickets, call or text Carey Buck at 610-999-6410. 

New programs offered at Cape Henlopen Senior Center

The Cape Henlopen Senior Center in Rehoboth Beach is offering a lineup of new programs which will begin in September 2023. Choose those of interest and sign up by calling 302-227-2055.

Topics include Medicare plans; Hear Ye Better, for people who are hearing impaired and for their families; art therapy; human history; the Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative; ClearCaptions free telephone captioning service; and heart-healthy eating.

The fall fitness showcase is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22. 

The Cape Henlopen Senior Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekdays, at 11 Christian St., Rehoboth Beach. Membership is $30 per year, open to anyone age 50 and above. All seniors are welcome. For a complete schedule and registration deadlines, go to

Gallery One artists reception set Sept. 23 in Ocean View

The Historic Village in Ocean View will partner with Gallery One in Ocean View for a local art event.

Artists from the gallery are planning to create paintings of historic homes, structures or artifacts en plein air in and around the Ocean View area Thursday and Friday, Sept. 21 and 22. “Plein air” is a French expression meaning 'in the open air.' On those days, artists may be seen around the Historic Village, John West Park and other places in town.

For the community’s enjoyment and purchase, all completed paintings will be featured in Hall's Store, beginning a 12 noon, Saturday, Sept. 23, at 32 West Ave, Ocean View. A reception is set for 5 to 7 p.m., Sept. 23, when the artists will be present to meet attendees answer questions. Light refreshments will be served.

Lewes residents can win for showing off their community

Lewes Board of Public Works customers can submit a photo of Lewes for a chance to win up to $100 and an energy efficiency kit in Efficiency Smart’s Focus on Community photo contest. Through Monday, Sept. 25, electric customers are encouraged to submit an original photo of what they think best represents Lewes. This could be a famous building, an area event, a public park or whatever they love about their hometown. Efficiency Smart will select finalists from submissions received throughout participating communities, and a vote will take place in October. The three finalists receiving the most votes will win the following prizes: First place, $100 and an energy efficiency kit; second place, $50 and an energy efficiency kit; and third place, an energy efficiency kit. The top three finalists will also have their photos displayed on Efficiency Smart’s webpage for one month.

For more information or to enter, go to

Delmarva Chorus to host open house Sept 25

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Delmarva Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, is planning a wine and cheese open house from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25,  at the Ocean Pines Community Center, 239 Ocean Parkway, Ocean Pines, Md. All ladies who love to sing are invited to attend and spend an evening finding out all about the chorus. Former members are encouraged to attend. Fun, smiles and laughter are guaranteed. For more information, call Mary at 410-208-4009 or go to

Manufactured home owners association meeting set Sept. 25

The Delaware Manufactured Home Owners Association will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25, on Zoom and in person at Angola Beach and Estates Clubhouse, 22971 Suburban Blvd., Lewes. Admission is free and open to anyone living in manufactured housing on leased land. The speaker will be John Whitelaw, Esq., from Delaware Community Legal Aid Society Inc. For Zoom call information, go to or Facebook. DMHOA is a nonprofit organization and the only legislative advocate representing the interests of manufactured housing homeowners living on leased land in Delaware.

Conley’s Fall Festival set Sept. 30

Conley’s Fall Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, at 33106 Jolyn’s Way, Lewes. Attendees will enjoy family fun, food, and many arts and crafts vendors. Attractions include harvest hayrides, a puppet show, kids’ crafts, a petting zoo, games, music and more. Admission is free. For more information, call the church office at 302-945-1881, email or go to

Feast of Sukkot celebration set Sept. 30

Messianic Delaware, the only Messianic Christian fellowship on Delmarva, will celebrate its 8th annual Feast of Sukkot from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, at Tranquility Farm, 6505 Griffith Lake Drive, Milford.

Also known as the Feast of Tabernacles or Feast of Booths, Sukkot is one of the seven biblical feasts God commanded people remember each year. During the eight-day Feast of Sukkot, celebrants remember when God led the Israelites out of Egypt and they lived in temporary shelters (sukkahs) for 40 years. The feast also celebrates the fact that Jesus (Yeshua) lived in a sukkah when he was first born. Sukkot also celebrates a time in the future when all will dwell with God in a new heaven and new earth.

For more information, contact Carl Bartell  at or Gail Transeau at, or go to Like all Messianic Delaware activities, there is no cost to attend, and no money is accepted or solicited.

More information is available online at

No matter their religious affiliation, everyone is invited for praise, teaching, fun, food and worship.

Cape Elks seek Oct. 4 golf outing sponsors

Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge 2540 is seeking sponsors for its third annual golf tournament to benefit Sussex County veterans. The event starts at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4, at The Rookery near Milton. For more information, email

Wings & Wheels kickoff party set Oct. 6

Wings & Wheels weekend will start with a Night in the Tropics party from 6 to 10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 6, in front of the hangar at Coastal Delaware Airport.

Cocktails at Three will provide musical entertainment, and Mission BBQ will cater a buffet dinner. Freebirds Mobile Bar will be on hand with cocktails, beer and wine.Kona Ice will provide dessert.

The band will give a special tribute to Margaritaville’s head parrot Jimmy Buffett, and Buffett music will play while the band is on break. The night also provides an opportunity to view and take photos with WWII aircraft that will be on display Saturday, and mingle with WWII re-enactors and some of the USNA parachute team members.

Tickets are now available for $50 per person with table of eight available to reserve. For more information, go to

Big Draw Festival returns to Milford Oct. 7

Mispillion Art League will again host The Big Draw Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7. Attendees can enjoy free, family-friendly art activities on Park Avenue in downtown Milford.

First organized in the United Kingdom in 2000, the Big Draw Festival is now the world’s biggest celebration of drawing. It promotes the universal language of drawing as a tool to learn, express and invent. This year’s theme, Drawing with Senses, is a call back to what one is experiencing in the moment. MAL will offer activities designed to engage touch, sight, sound, taste and smell in the creation of art.

For more information, go to

Girls’ Night Out fashion and philanthropy event set Oct. 19

A Girls’ Night Out event to benefit the Harry K Foundation is set for 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19, at Schellville, Rehoboth Beach. The evening of fashion, food, friends and philanthropy will support the foundation’s work to defeat childhood hunger throughout Delaware. There will be cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, raffles and a continuous fashion show with shopping at participating boutiques.

Tickets are $40 per person.

For details about participating boutiques and to purchase tickets, go to or call Robyn at 301-807-2304.

Georgetown-Millsboro Rotary grant applications due Oct. 31

The Georgetown-Millsboro Rotary Flags for Heroes Fund at the Delaware Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications. Grants awarded will be from $500 to $5,000 and are available to nonprofit organizations working to address community needs in in Georgetown and Millsboro, with preference given to organizations located in Georgetown and Millsboro.

The application deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 31. For more information, go to

Elks Most Valuable Student scholarship entries due Nov. 13

The Elks National Foundation announced the start of the 2024 Elks Most Valuable Student scholarship contest.

The MVS scholarship is available to high school seniors or the equivalent who are United States citizens. High school graduates are not eligible to apply. The judging criteria are based on academics, leadership, service and financial need. Applicants do not need to be related to an Elks member; however, Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge 2540 in Lewes will be the local sponsor, reviewing and determining which applications to forward for consideration.

The application must be completed online and submitted by Monday, Nov. 13. The 500 national winners will be announced in April 2024. 

For complete guidelines and application, go to

Elks legacy award scholarship applications due Feb. 5

The Cape Henlopen Elks announced its legacy awards application period begins Friday, Sept. 1. Legacy awards provide $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of dues-paying Elks members. The Elks National Foundation offers a total of 350 national awards. Applications are due Monday, Feb. 5. For more information and the link to apply, go to

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