Events canceled, rescheduled on coronavirus concerns

April 6, 2020

Dover Downs reschedules Rollins Center shows
Dover Downs has rescheduled all spring and summer entertainment at the Rollins Center, including Jeffrey Osborne, now set Friday, Sept. 25; Aaron Lewis, Saturday, Oct. 31; Strictly Sinatra Band - Rat Pack, Friday, Dec. 4; and America, Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. All tickets from previous dates will be honored. Refunds will be honored for up to 30 days after the new date is announced. If purchased via credit card, go to Tickets purchased with cash will be refunded 30 days after casino reopening date. For updates, go to

Horseshoe Crab & Shorebird Fest canceled
The 2020 Horseshoe Crab & Shorebird Festival set for Saturday, May 23, in Milton has been canceled. For more information on Milton Chamber of Commerce events, email, call 302-684-1101 or go to

RD20 Democratic Committee cancels April 16 meeting
The RD20 Democratic Committee meeting planned for Thursday, April 16, at Fish On in Lewes has been canceled. For updates go to or find Delaware’s 20th RD Democratic Committee & Friends Group on Facebook. RD20 is the local Democratic Party organization for residents in the Lewes, Milton, Belltown, Cool Spring, Jimtown, Pinetown and Harbeson areas of Sussex County.

DFRC cancels, resets Blue-Gold events
Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens has canceled the June 19, 2020 Blue-Gold All-Star Football Game. Other DFRC event changes are: Blue-Gold Sussex Auction now planned for Friday, Sept. 25; Blue-Gold New Castle County Golf Classic being reset from June 8 to a date to be determined; Blue-Gold Southern Delaware Golf Classic now set for Friday, Aug. 2; June 6 Blue-Gold Run/Walk canceled, will not be rescheduled. For more information, call 302-454-2730, email, or go to

Clothing Our Kids suspends operations
Clothing Our Kids, a nonprofit that provides clothing to children in need, has suspended operations until further notice. For more information go to

Milford Memorial Day ceremony canceled
The annual Milford Memorial Day ceremony has been canceled due to Gov. Carney’s crowd restrictions order, said Charles Garrod, ceremony chair and Korean War veteran: “We ask that you keep the memories of our departed veteran heros in your hearts and minds.”

Dewey Beach Lions Club playground closed
The Dewey Beach Lions Club playground on McKinley Avenue in Dewey Beach is closed until further notice.

Inaugural Hope for Livi 5K postponed

The inaugural Hope for Livi 5K set for Saturday, May 16, has been postponed to Saturday, Aug. 29. Go to for details.

CHEER suspends housekeeping & companion services
CHEER has suspended housekeeping and companion services for an indefinite time. A CHEER representative will call clients periodically to check on their well-being. For more information, go to

CHEER centers close while continuing to serve
All CHEER senior citizen activity centers in Greenwood, Georgetown, Long Neck, Milton, Lewes, Ocean View and Roxana are closed. CHEER home-delivered meal customers will still receive meals, but there may be schedule changes. Check local news media and for updates, or call CHEER at 302-515-3040.

Women’s Club of Milton meeting postponed
The Women's Club of Milton has postponed its April meeting. For more information, go to

Mulligan's Pointe closes golf course, pro shop
Mulligan's Pointe Golf Course & Pro Shop is temporarily closed; members and their guests have limited access under strict social distancing guidelines. For details and updates, go to All activities are at one’s own risk; all public amenities and restrooms are closed.

Ocean to Bay Bike Tour postponed
The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce has postponed the 31st Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour set for April 24 and 25. For updates and more information, go to

SODE Summer Games canceled
Special Olympics Delaware Summer Games and Torch Run have been canceled. The organization will focus on preparations for its 50th anniversary celebration, with some activities already underway. For more information about Special Olympics Delaware, go to

Zwaanendael Museum closed
The five museums administered by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs are closed and programs are postponed until further notice. They are Zwaanendael Museum, Lewes; John Dickinson Plantation, Dover; Johnson Victrola Museum, Dover; New Castle Court House Museum; and the Old State House, Dover.

CHEER Frontier Festival canceled
CHEER's Frontier Festival, set Friday, May 1, in Georgetown, is canceled. Vendors may contact Carolyn O'Neal at for information.

Coastal Concerts to reschedule events
Coastal Concerts canceled its last two 2019-20 concerts, Andrew Garland/Warren Jones (March 14) and Tessa Lark/Michael Thurber (April 18), and will reschedule both shows for next season. Tickets already purchased will be valid for the rescheduled dates, to be announced when finalized. For updated information, go to

Clear Space adjusting performances
Clear Space Theatre Spotlight on Young Performers' "High School Musical," "Urinetown" and "Constellations" will be rescheduled; dates will be announced ASAP. Clear Space hopes to perform all three shows before the summer repertory opens in late June with "Sister Act," "La Cage" and "Cabaret." Clear Space Theatre offices are closed until further notice. Email for information. Go to or Clear Space’s Facebook page for updates.

VIA cancels Designer Show House
The Rehoboth Beach Village Improvement Association has canceled the 2020 Designer Show House event set May 18-31. Go to for details.

Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber cancels spring events
Upcoming chamber-produced events have been canceled: Saturday, April 18 Merchants’ Attic Indoor Garage Sale; May 15-17 Spring Sidewalk Sale; Thursday, May 30 Beach Goes Red, White & Blue event. Dewey Beach Summer Movies and Bonfires are planned to continue as scheduled in late June. For more information, go to or call 302-227-6446.

Meals on Wheels postpones events
Meals on Wheels Lewes-Rehoboth has postponed its fundraisers Wheels for Meals, set Saturday, May 9, and Top Chef of the Culinary Coast, set Thursday, May 28. Both will be rescheduled for the fall. Call 302-645-7449 for more information.

OHS child passenger fitting stations closed statewide
Delaware Office of Highway Safety’s Child Passenger Fitting Stations in all three counties have been closed until further notice. Education and resources for child passenger safety are available at or Contact Kent and Sussex County CPS Fitting Station Coordinator Aubrey Klick at or 302-387-2324 (office) or 302-744-2749 (mobile).

Lewes Community Garden cancels Build Day
The Lewes Community Garden Build Day Saturday, April 18, has been canceled. For updates go to

St. Peter's closed
St. Peter's Episcopal Church office in Lewes is closed to visitors. For more information call 302-645-8479 or email or The church is active on Facebook and streaming Evening Prayer nightly at 5 p.m. and Morning Prayer at 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Tulip celebration schedule modified
Activities now canceled for the 11th Annual Tulip Celebration set April 3-12 include the photography contest and exhibition, tulip trolley tours, plant and flower sales by Lewes in Bloom and the inaugural children’s photography exhibition. Floral demonstrations will be offered 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 11, at Floral Inspirations, 524 E. Savannah Road.

Kite festival canceled
The 52nd Great Delaware Kite Festival, Friday, April 10, has been canceled.

British Motorcar Show canceled
The British Motorcar Show, The British are coming...Again, Saturday, May 2, in Lewes, has been canceled.

Prime Hook lecture canceled at Milton CHEER
Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge’s program, The Coastal Zone Act, An Evolving Legacy, scheduled for Tuesday, April 14, has been canceled. 

Rehoboth Art League closed; sales online
Rehoboth Art League will remain closed through May 15, but its gallery of artwork is now online and available for purchase, along with gift cards for future art purchases or class fees. Options for online classes and remote learning are being explored. For more information, go to

DNREC adjusts operations
DNREC Delaware State Parks campgrounds, playgrounds and all public restrooms including bathrooms, bathhouses and portable toilets are closed; campground reservations through May 15 are canceled. Full refunds will be issued for affected reservations. Vehicle access to parks may be limited at times when visitor usage is observed to cause crowding and prevent safe social distancing. These limits will be implemented by DNREC’s Natural Resources Police. Park offices and nature centers remain closed; programs and tours are canceled. The use of beaches, including those at state parks, is limited to exercising, walking dogs, and surf fishing under very restricted conditions. Some municipalities have further restrictions. Parking and fishing at Indian River Inlet is permitted.

Public hearings will be available via phone or video conference. The public can submit comments via email, online form or regular mail. Sales of fishing licenses, hunting licenses, wildlife area conservation access passes and boat registrations will be online only or at open third-party vendors; go to Commercial fishing license sales are at the Dover DNREC office by appointment only; call 302-739-9916. Applications and information provided for well, septic, air, water and other permits are being accepted by email, mail and phone. DNREC offices remain open with limited services. Questions can be handled at the call center, 877-987-2757. Information about event status will be posted to the online events calendar, parks program calendar and social media pages, Facebook and Twitter.

Georgetown chamber events canceled
All Georgetown Chamber of Commerce events scheduled for April have been canceled, including the Wednesday, April 15 Mixer; and the Wednesday, April 22 Member Lunch. Go to

Tanger Outlets closed
Tanger Outlets Rehoboth is closed. Retailers may still schedule deliveries and access the stores as needed. Changes to center hours will be posted on

Delaware Safety Council closed, classes canceled
The Delaware Safety Council office is closed, with remote operations ongoing, and all on- and off-site classes through May 15 are canceled. Delaware Safety Council offers online training for its Basic and Advance Defensive Driving courses at The public may call 302-276-0660 or email, or

Sussex Health Coalition cancels quarterly meeting
The Sussex County Health Coalition has canceled its quarterly meeting set Thursday, April 23. Go to for updates. 

Historic Lewes Farmers Market postpones Farmraiser
The Historic Lewes Farmers Market Farmraiser fundraising event will be rescheduled to late summer. Ticket holders will receive a refund. The market will sell tickets for the new date. For more information, go to

Coastal Camera Club event rescheduled
Coastal Camera Club has reset A Day of Photography Inspiration and Education for Saturday, Aug. 29, at Lewes Presbyterian Church, 133 Kings Hwy., Lewes. Go to for details.

Milton Arts Guild gallery closed
The Milton Arts Guild gallery is closed. For more information, go to

Westminster Presbyterian cancels all activities, services
Westminster Presbyterian Church in Rehoboth Beach has canceled all activities until further notice. For more information and prayerful resources, go to

Rehoboth Public Library closed, events canceled
The Rehoboth Beach Public Library is closed. E-library services such as OverDrive and Flipster are available at All public events have been canceled; go to for updates.

Second Street Players close theater
The Second Street Players board has closed the Riverfront Theater until further notice. The SSP Children’s Theater production of “Bedtime Stories” will be postponed until the 2021 season. Visit or for updates.

Breast Cancer Coalition reschedules update
The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition has rescheduled its DBCC Breast Cancer Update for Thursday, Sept. 24. For details, go to

Lewes Easter Egg Hunt canceled April 11
The Lewes Canalfront Park Easter Egg Hunt set for Saturday, April 11, has been canceled. 

No Coastal Delaware Running Festival this year
Organizers have canceled the Coastal Delaware Running Festival, planned for April 17-19 in Rehoboth Beach. For details go to  

CHSP tasting event canceled, Bike Barn closed indefinitely
Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park has closed the Bike Barn and borrow-a-bike program until further notice. The Wine, Cheese and Beer Tasting set for Saturday, April 18, is canceled. For updates, go to, email or call 302-858-6127. 

Foundation cancels Beebe Brunch
Beebe Medical Foundation has canceled its April 26 Beebe Brunch. For up-to-date information, go to

NASCAR weekend May 1-3 postponed
Dover International Speedway’s May 1-3 NASCAR tripleheader weekend has been postponed.

Pooches In the Park May 16 canceled
The annual Pooches In the Park event set for Saturday, May 16, in Lewes Canalfront Park has been canceled. 

City of Lewes, BPW cancel in-person meetings
Lewes Mayor and City Council and Lewes Board of Public Works have canceled all meetings until further notice. For more information, call city hall at 302-645-7777.

Rehoboth Beach Convention Center closed
Rehoboth Beach has postponed use of the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center through Thursday, April 30.

Cape Region senior centers closed
Cape Henlopen Senior Center in Rehoboth Beach and Lewes Senior Activity Center have closed until further notice. All trips, events and programs are canceled. Refunds will be issued.

Cape Artists Gallery closed
Cape Artists Gallery in Lewes is closed. Go to for more information.

Lions Walk for Sight postponed
The Delaware Lions Foundation 17th Annual Walk for Sight has been reset to Sunday, Oct. 4, at the Dewey Beach Lions Club House, 115 McKinley Ave., Dewey Beach.

Diocese of Wilmington cancels all public Catholic Masses
Bishop Francis Malooly has canceled all public Masses in the Diocese of Wilmington until further notice. Details are available at

Sussex-owned libraries closed until further notice
Sussex County libraries will be closed until further notice, including the county-owned Greenwood, Milton and South Coastal (Bethany Beach) libraries, as well as the county’s Bookmobile/Mobile Library. Online resources are available at or

Dogfish Head closed
Dogfish Head has closed its coastal Delaware locations: the Milton brewery, Rehoboth Beach brewpub, Chesapeake and Maine, and Dogfish Inn. Go to

Dewey suspends public meetings, permitted special events
Dewey Beach has suspended all public commissioner and committee meetings until further notice. All town permitted special events are canceled until further notice. Anyone with questions should call Town Hall at 302-227-6363 or go to

Rehoboth suspends public meetings and permitted special events
Rehoboth Beach has suspended all public commission and committee meetings until further notice. All permitted special events are canceled through April. For more information, contact the Communications Department at 302-227-6181 Ext. 522 or

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute suspends all classes
The University of Delaware Osher Lifelong Learning Institute has suspended all classes until further notice at all locations. Look for updates via email and at

Lewes Historical Society updates
The Lewes History Museum and the Rollins Community Center are closed indefinitely. Lewes Historical Society tours are going forward as planned. The April Tavern Talks are postponed until June 5 and 6. 

Milton Historical Society closed until April 30
The Milton Historical Society is closed to the public through Thursday, April 30. 

Delaware Music School cancels events
All Delaware Music School concert events and activities, except for private instruction, are suspended through Thursday, April 9. Makeups and rescheduled dates will be sent out separately.

Rehoboth Beach Museum closed through April 30
The Rehoboth Beach Museum is closed; all programs are canceled through April 30. For details, go to the museum’s Facebook page.

Shell We Bounce closed until further notice
Shell We Bounce on Route 9, Lewes, is temporarily closed. To reschedule or cancel an existing birthday party reservation, email

Milton Theatre closes
Milton Theatre is closed, gift cards are available, and the theater is offering fresh-baked cookies for sale by the dozen as a fundraiser. Call 302-684-3038 or go to the theater’s Facebook page for updates.

Court issues announcement on upcoming trials
Standing Order 2, sent out on behalf of Superior Court, suspends all civil and criminal jury trials until April 15, so anyone summoned for jury duty during this period is excused and should not report. The grand jury and other proceedings that involve smaller groups of people will go forward. For details, contact Superior Court Chief Staff Attorney Linda Carmichael at 302-255-2687 or

HeartWish Healing Center suspends operations
All operations at HeartWish Healing Center in Rehoboth Beach are suspended. Go to for details.

Coolspring Presbyterian cancels services
Coolspring Presbyterian Church has suspended its 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning worship and all other public church meetings until further notice.

UUSD cancels services
Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware, 30486 Lewes Georgetown Hwy., Lewes, has canceled in-person Sunday services until further notice. Check for updated information.

AARP cancels Tax-Aide Program sessions
Volunteers will not be available to prepare tax returns Mondays at Lewes Senior Activity Center, Tuesdays at Cape Henlopen Senior Center, Fridays at Milton CHEER Center and Saturdays at Lewes Public Library. No new appointments can be scheduled. AARP leaders will assess whether sites can be reopened upon further notice.

Connecting Generations offices closed
The Connecting Generations office is closed; staff can be reached via email. They will continue to check mail and voicemails. Go to for updates.

Lutheran church ESL classes canceled
ESL classes at Lutheran Church of Our Savior have been canceled until further notice. Check back in the summer for information on the fall 2020 semester.

Downtown Milford events canceled
Downtown Milford has canceled upcoming events including the April 16 Shakespeare Day and the April 25 Bug & Bud Festival. Some eateries are offering takeout and delivery. For updates, contact

Harrington Raceway and Casino closed
Harrington Raceway and Casino is closed, including all bars/restaurants and gaming on the property. All shows and entertainment are canceled; any applicable ticket sales will be subject to refund.

Rehoboth Beach Yoga Center closed
Rehoboth Beach Yoga Center has closed its studio at 20245 Bay Vista Road. For details, go to

Delaware HIV Consortium closes offices
Delaware HIV Consortium offices are closed. Staff is available at 302-654-5471; leave a message for a return call. For case management clients served by the Delaware HIV Consortium, the case manager will be in touch with a direct phone number to contact them.  

No movies at Cinema Art Theater
Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater is closed indefinitely. Film screenings are postponed until further notice.

Delaware Dems suspend delegate selection
The Delaware Democratic Party has suspended its Delegate Selection Caucus process and all corresponding district-level votes. The party will release updates when available.

Involution Yoga Studio temporarily closed
Involution Yoga Studio at 1632 Savannah Road in Lewes is closed. Those interested in an online group or a one-on-one class should email

Sussex Eye Center suspends non-emergent eye care
Sussex Eye Center has suspended routine eye care. The center is still available for urgent/emergent issues and can help with routine matters over the phone. For more information call the offices at 302-645-8881 (Lewes), 302-947-2020 (Long Neck), 302-856-2020 (Georgetown) and 302-436-2020 (Selbyville).

Habitat for Humanity cancels events, closes office, ReStore
Sussex County Habitat for Humanity has closed its Georgetown office and closed its construction sites to volunteers. The ReStore on Route 9 is closed. Upcoming committee meetings, homebuyer education classes and the annual Golf Outing set May 8 have been postponed. Updates will be posted when available.

Overfalls Foundation cancels April 18 event
The Overfalls Foundation Breakfast with the Mayor Saturday, April 18, has been canceled. No rescheduled date is available at this time.

Canna Care Docs of Delaware open house postponed
Canna Care Docs of Delaware has rescheduled an open house for its Lewes office, 105 W. Fourth St., for Friday, June 12. For more information, call 302-414-0871 or go to

American Legion Post 28 carry-out service only
Service is available 3 to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday, 31768 Legion Rd., Millsboro. Daily specials, ready-to-cook meals, raw food purchases. All veterans IDs accepted. To place order contact 945-1673, Ext. 16 or 18, or go to to see daily menu. All other activities closed.

Call ahead before going to Henlopen Acres Town Hall
Henlopen Acres Town Hall visitors should call ahead before coming over. Forms are available on the website under the information tab. Paperwork can be dropped off in the mailbox or mail slot by the rear door at town hall. For more information, call Henlopen Acres Town Hall, 104 Tidewaters, at 302-227-6411 or call security at 302-542-3323.

Editor’s note: To add other events to this listing, please send notice of cancellations due to coronavirus concerns to