Great dates in your future

 
Mondays through Fridays 

Rapid HIV testing at CAMP Rehoboth, Rehoboth Beach. Free. Mondays and Tuesdays, noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon. Free. No appointment necessary. Info: 302-227-5620 or camprehoboth.com

Wednesdays and Saturdays

Open house at the Delaware Seaside Railroad Club, Route 113 near Selbyville. Wednesdays, 5 to 8 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: delawareseasiderailroadclub.com or 302-945-1627

Saturdays

Kidz Nature Adventure Saturdays, at the Bethany Beach Nature Center, 807 Garfield Parkway. 10:30 a.m., rain or shine. Info: townofbethanybeach.com

Through December

“Oil Still Bleeds,” an exhibit at The Fort Miles Museum at Cape Henlopen State Park near Lewes, about Delawareans who were at Pearl Harbor when it was attacked. The museum is open Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sundays, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free. Info: fortmilesha.org or 302-867-6265

Through November 7

Autumn at the Beach Kitchen Tour, to benefit Village Volunteers in Lewes and Bethany Beach. A virtual tour of kitchens in Lewes and Rehoboth. Info: villagevolunteer.org

Through November 12

“Crossroads: Change in Rural America,” a Smithsonian Institution exhibit hosted by the Historic Village in Ocean View and set up in Hall’s Store Visitor and Education Center, 39 Central Ave. Fridays, 6 to 8 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m. Free. Info: hvov.org or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

November 4 

First Friday at the Sussex Tavern at Rabbit’s Ferry House, part of the Lewes Historical Society campus. 4 to 7 p.m. Featuring tales and ales from the past. Info: historiclewes.org

November 5

Bike ride fundraiser, sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach Sunrise Rotary. Three rides, 100K, 50K and 25K. To raise money for the club’s scholarship fund. Starting at 8:45 a.m. on Union Street, Milton. After party at Irish Eyes, Milton. Info: bikereg.com/rotarybike

November 7

Monthly meeting of the Delaware Seashore chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Ave. Participants can bring lunch with them. New members welcome. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

November 7 through 13

Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival. The 24th annual. Screenings of American and international feature, documentary and short films at the Cinema Art Theater and at the Unitarian Universalist of Delaware facility, both near Lewes. Info: 302-645-9095 or rehobothfilm.com

November 8

Full Moon Bridge Hike, over the Indian River Inlet Bridge. Participants will walk to the center of the bridge in time to watch the sunset over the bay and the moonrise over the ocean. 4:15 p.m., registration required. For information about this and other events at the park: destateparks.com

The 12-09 Coast Guard Auxiliary meets at the Coast Guard Station at the Indian River Inlet. 7 p.m. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

November 10

Lecture by local historian Paul Lovett about Rehoboth’s Hotel Belhaven, built in 1899. 7:15 to 8:30 p.m., in the Sussex Room at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, Rehoboth. For reservations: 302-893-9391. 

November 11

Free tours for veterans at the Lightship Overfalls in Lewes. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: overfalls.org

Meet the Past, a speaker’s series sponsored by the Lewes Historical Society. 1 p.m. at the Lewes History Museum. Focused on Wilbur S. Corkran, developer of what is now Henlopen Acres. Info: historiclewes.org

November 11 and 12

Fall Arts and Crafts Fair, at the Parish of St. Ann near Bethany Beach. Including food, raffles and a baked-goods sale. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

November 11, 12 and 13 

“The Little Mermaid,” presented by the Spotlight on Young Performers group at the Clear Space Theatre, Rehoboth Beach. Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Info: 302-227-2270 or clearspacetheatre.org

November 12

Marine Education, Research and Rehabilitation Institute’s annual Finraiser. 4 to 8 p.m. in Salero, on top of the Henlopen Hotel, Rehoboth Beach. Live and silent auctions, wine tastings, hors d’oeuvres and desserts, and live music. The nonprofit MERR is dedicated to the conservation of marine mammals and sea turtles and their habitat. Info: merrinstitute.org, 302-228-5029 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra performs at Epworth United Methodist Church near Rehoboth Beach. Guest artist is Igor Yuzefovich, violinist. 3 p.m. Info: midatlanticsymphony.org

The Piano Dudes, a Philadelphia-based group, will play at the Milford Senior Center, 11 Park Ave. The evening will also include a silent auction, raffles and refreshments. Benefits the Auxiliary of Bayhealth Sussex Campus. 7 p.m. Tickets must be bought in advance. Info: 302-424-4465

The Smetana Trio performs at Bethel United Methodist Church in Lewes, part of the Coastal Concerts series. 7:30 p.m. There will be other concerts in the series Jan. 29, Feb. 18 and March 18. Info: 888-212-6458 or coastalconcerts.org

November 13

Fall Fashion Festival, sponsored by Rehoboth Beach Main Street. 1 to 4 p.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. Info: downtownrb.com or 302-227-2772

Reading of Truman Capote’s “The Thanksgiving Visitor” by stage actors Suzanne Savoy and Jack Herholdt. At the Lewes Public Library, sponsored by the library’s Spoken Word Society and Shakespeare Festival. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Free. For information about this and other library events: lewes.lib.de.us or 302-645-2733

November 15 

The 12-02 Coast Guard Auxiliary meets at the Lewes Public Library. 7 p.m. Info: 302-897-0445 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

November 16

Dutch-American Heritage Day at the Zwaanendael Museum in Lewes. Celebrating the anniversary of Nov. 16, 1776, when an American warship sailed into a Dutch port in the West Indies and was given a friendly salute, the first ever from a foreign nation to the newly independent United States. Free. Info: 302-645-1148 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

November 18

Final day to purchase tickets in the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society’s Dine-a-Rama. Winner of the raffle will receive gift cards worth $2,000 to 15 area restaurants. Tickets are $5, five for $20; sales stop at 5 p.m. Info: rehobothbeachmuseum.org or 302-227-7310

“Delaware’s First Communities,” a virtual (via Zoom) program sponsored by the Zwaanendael Museum, Lewes. In celebration of National Native American Heritage Month. 4 p.m. Free. Info: 302-645-1148 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

November 19

Heels & Hooch Gala: The Masquerade, to benefit Grass Roots Rescue, a dog rescue organization. 5 to 10 p.m. at the Atlantic Sands, Rehoboth Beach. Dinner, cash bar, silent and live auctions. Info: grrde.org

November 20

Safe-boating class, sponsored by the 12-09 Coast Guard Auxiliary. An 8-hour course, starting at 7:30 a.m. at the Lakeside Community Center in Pot-Nets, Long Neck. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

November 21

Regular monthly meeting of the Village Improvement Association of Rehoboth Beach book club. Open to all. 1 to 2 p.m. Participants will discuss “The Midnight Library” by Matt Haig. Info: 302-227-6434 or rehobothbeachvia.org 

November 25

Cranberry Bog Hike, at Cape Henlopen State Park near Lewes. 10 a.m. Registration required. For ages 5 and older. For information about this and other events in the park: 302-645-6852 or destateparks.com

December 1

Cooking demonstration, “Cold Days and Comfort Foods.” 2 p.m. at the South Coastal Public Library, Bethany Beach. Free, and Zoom option available. For information about this and other library events: southcoastal.lib.de.us

December 1 through 11

“The Wizard of Oz,” a live Milton Theatre Mainstage production. Thursdays, 7 p.m., Fridays, 7:30 p.m., Saturdays, 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sundays, 2 p.m. For information about this and other events at the theater: miltontheatre.com

December 2

First Friday at the Sussex Tavern at Rabbit’s Ferry House, part of the Lewes Historical Society campus. 4 to 7 p.m. Featuring tales and ales from the past. Info: historiclewes.org

December 9

Meet the Past, a speaker’s series sponsored by the Lewes Historical Society. 1 p.m. at the Lewes History Museum. Topic: “American Naval Ships Named Delaware.” Info: historiclewes.org

December 9, 10 and 11

Tavern Talks: 1777, sponsored by the Lewes Historical Society. A Question of Loyalty, looking at the effect of the American Revolution on Lewes. In the Sussex Tavern on the historical society campus. Friday and Saturday, 5 to 7 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. Info: historiclewes.org

December 13

The 12-09 Coast Guard Auxiliary meets at the Coast Guard Station at the Indian River Inlet. 7 p.m. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

December 17

Placement of wreaths on graves of veterans in Epworth Cemetery by Rehoboth Beach Main Street and the Rehoboth Beach Homeowners Association. In recognition of National Wreaths Across America Day. Noon. For information, or to sponsor a wreath: 302-227-2772 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

December 19

Regular monthly meeting of the Village Improvement Association of Rehoboth Beach book club. Open to all. 1 to 2 p.m. Participants will discuss “The Wish” by Nicholas Sparks. Info: 302-227-6434 or rehobothbeachvia.org 

December 20

The 12-02 Coast Guard Auxiliary meets at the Lewes Public Library. 7 p.m. Info: 302-897-0445 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

December 31

Family-friendly fireworks event on New Year’s Eve as part of Winter WonderFest, a 1.5-mile long drive-thru light show fundraiser founded by nonprofit Festival of Cheer. At Hudson Fields near Milton. To benefit area nonprofits. Info: wonderfestde.org

New Year’s Eve anchor drop at the Lightship Overfalls on the Lewes-and-Rehoboth Canal in Lewes. 11:30 p.m. Info: overfalls.org

January 1

Leo Brady New Year’s Day Plunge into the chilly Atlantic Ocean, sponsored by the Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce. Noon, just off Garfield Parkway in Bethany Beach. Held on the same day as the Hair of the Dog 5K, which kicks off at 10 a.m. After-plunge and-race party at Mango’s. Info: 302-539-2100 or bethany-fenwick.org 

January 27, 28 and 29

Fire & Ice Festival, in Bethany Beach and other south coastal Delaware towns. Family-friendly winter celebration featuring illuminated ice sculptures, bonfires, fireworks, music and events centered on food and drink. Info: fireandicede.com

January 29

The Imani Winds performs at Bethel United Methodist Church in Lewes, part of the Coastal Concerts series. 7:30 p.m. Other concerts in the series will include Curtis on Tour with the Viano String Quartet and violaist Roberto Diaz (Feb. 18), and the Takacs Quartet (March 18). Info: 888-212-6458 or coastalconcerts.org

February 26

“A Choral Tapestry: Celebration of Black History,” a concert presented by the Southern Delaware Chorale. 3 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church near Rehoboth Beach. Info and future concerts: 302-260-7022 or southerndelawarechorale.org