Great dates in your future

Through October

Scarecrow Trail & Show, sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce. Businesses in the Rehoboth and Dewey area will have scarecrows on display, and visitors can vote for their favorites. Info:

Through November

2023 hawk watch at Cape Henlopen State Park near Lewes. Volunteers monitor the skies for raptors. Part of the annual hawk count organized by the Hawk Migration Association of North America. Info: 302-858-6127 or 

Through December

“Women of Milton.” An exhibit at the Milton His-torical Society, focusing on women who aided the Milton community. The museum is open Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: or 302-684-1010

Through November 12

Annual Needlework Exhibition at the Rehoboth Beach Museum, 511 Rehoboth Ave. A juried show featuring works by more than 80 regional needle artists. The museum is open Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: 302-227-7310 or 

Sundays and Wednesdays

Lewes Legends. A walking tour of landmarks of historic Lewes. 6 to 7:30 p.m. $15, $5 for children 12 and younger. For information about this and other historical society tours: 302-645-7670 or 

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: or 302-227-5620

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: or 302-945-1627


“Mysteries of History,” walking tour focused on Lewes’s unusual past. In the Zwaanendael Museum, Lewes. 2 p.m. Free. Info: 302-645-1148, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturdays through October 29

Concerts at the Bethany Beach bandstandon the boardwalk at Garfield Parkway. 6 p.m. Free. Info:

October 1

Coast Day. Sponsored by the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean and Environment. Activities focused on coastal, marine and environmental science. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Info: 302-831-8083, 302-645-4346 or

October 2

Deadline for orders in the annual birdseed sale sponsored by the Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park. Seed can be picked up Saturday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to noon, in the maintenance garage at the park, near Lewes. Info: 302-858-6127 or

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.

Delaware Hospice Golf Outing, at Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club north of Clarksville. Registration at 10 a.m., lunch at 11 a.m. and tee-off at noon. Awards reception follows at 4:30 p.m. $125 per golfer. Info: 302-746-4666 or

Harry Derrickson Golf Tournament, to benefit Meals On Wheels of Lewes and Rehoboth. Lunch at 11:30 a.m., tee-off at 12:30 p.m. At the Rehoboth Beach Country Club. $250 per person, $850 per foursome. Info: 302-645-7449 or

October 5 through 8

Greyhounds Reach the Beach. An annual gathering in the Rehoboth Beach area of greyhounds and their owners. Highlights include vendors at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, a beach bonfire, blessing of the hounds, speakers and seminars. Info:

October 6, 7 and 8

Fall sidewalk sale in downtown Lewes. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Info: 302-645-8073 or 

Fall sidewalk sale in the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach area. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. Sponsored by Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce. Info: 302-227-2233 or

October 6

Night Without a Bed, a fundraiser for Family Promise of Southern Delaware. Participants will spend the night outdoors at the American Legion Post Pavilion 28, near Millsboro. Free, but donations are appreciated. Dinner included. 5 p.m. Info: or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Wings and Wheels Fall Festival. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Delaware Coastal Airport, Georgetown. Parachute jumps, flour bombing competition, food trucks and music. Free. All parking is at the Marvel Museum; $5 per car. Info:

October 6 and November 3

First Fridays, sponsored by the Lewes Historical Society. In the Sussex Tavern at the Rabbit’s Ferry House on the historical society campus in Lewes. 4 to 7 p.m. Info: 302-645-7670 or

October 7

Boardwalk Buddy Walk, to raise awareness of people with Down syndrome. 9 a.m. on the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk. Participation is free, but walkers collect pledges. Info:

Boast the Coast maritime festival. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the 1812 Park in Lewes. Boat tours, seafood tastings and live music. Info: or 302-645-8073

Coastal Concerts opens its season with pianist Michelle Cann. 2 p.m. at Cape Henlopen High School near Lewes. Info: 888-212-6458 or

Concert in the Park featuring the Rehoboth Concert Band, 2 p.m., at Presbyterian Park in Georgetown, 203 N. Bedford St. Bring a chair or blanket. To commemorate Dela­ware Peace Week, offering music celebrating unity from around the world. Free. Info:

October 7 and November 4

Haunted Histories Paranormal Tour, sponsored by the Lewes Historical Society and featuring speakers from First State Paranormal Investigations. Oct. 7, 8 p.m. at the Lewes Histor-ical Complex. Nov. 4, 10 a.m. $20; must be 13 to attend. Info: or 302-645-7670

October 8

Delaware Comedy Theatre, at the Milton Theatre in downtown Milton. 7:30 p.m. $13.50 to $20. For information about this and other events at the theater:

October 9

“It’s All About the Kids,” a charity golf tournament sponsored by Clothing Our Kids. At Peninsula Golf & Country Club, Long Neck. Breakfast starts at 9 a.m., shotgun start at 11 a.m. Lunch on the course, and dinner and cocktail reception starting at 4:30 p.m. $225. Clothing Our Kids is a local charity that provides school clothing to children in need. Info: 302-864-5437 or

October 10

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

October 11 through 15

True Blue Jazz Festival, the 11th annual. Featuring live performances in restaurants and other venues in the Rehoboth Beach and Lewes area. Info: (See story on pages 10-11.)

October 12 through 15

Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival. Performances at Epworth United Methodist Church near Rehoboth and the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center; in Lewes at Cape Henlopen High School and Saturday’s Historic Lewes farmers market; and in Dewey at the Rusty Rudder. Concluding with a Grand Jam Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. Info and tickets:

October 12

Building Bridges for Neighbors in Need. Fundraising event for the Community Resource Center. Food, beverages, live music and a wine pull. Benefits the Community Resource Center’s food and baby pantries, job center and financial assistance programs. 6 to 9 p.m. at the Peninsula Clubhouse, Long Neck. $80. Info: or 302-727-4572

Wonders of the Woodland: Autumn Changes, at the Delaware Botanical Gardens near Dagsboro. Tour led by naturalist and docent, Elizabeth Rives. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $10, free for members and for children 16 and younger. Info:

October 13 through 29, weekends

“Young Frankenstein,” at Clear Space Theatre, Rehoboth Beach. Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. $20 to $34.50. Info: 302-227-2270 or

October 14 and 15

Harvest of Discontent, sponsored by the Lewes Historical Society. A look at life in fall 1773 with historical demonstrations. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the historical society’s campus in downtown Lewes. $5, proceeds support the society. Info: or 302-645-7670

October 14

Bark on the Boards block party at the Rehoboth Beach bandstand, to benefit the Brandywine Valley SPCA. Including refreshments, children’s activities, a pet costume contest, adoptable pets, and vendors. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: or 302-856-6361

Barn dance, at Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding near Harbeson. 6 p.m. Includes a barbecue, mechanical bull rides, dessert and music. $75. Info: or 302-644-1920

October 14, 15, 21, 22 and 28

Jazz mass, in the Episcopal Parish of All Saints’ Church and St. George’s Chapel. Featuring musicians from the parish as well as from Moravian University, Bethlehem, Pa. Saturday, 6 p.m., at All Saints’, Rehoboth Beach. Sunday, 9:30 a.m., at St. George’s, near Harbeson. Both free. Info: 302-227-7202 or

October 15

CAMP Rehoboth Block Party. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second block of Baltimore Avenue in Rehoboth Beach. Live music, food, arts and crafts, and information booths. Info: 302-227-5620 or

Opening reception for the annual Delmarva Nature Photography Contest at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge east of Milton, sponsored by the Friends of Prime Hook. 2 to 4 p.m. Includes the announcement of winners. Free. The exhibition will remain through Dec. 9. Info: 302-684-8419 or

October 16

Regular monthly meeting of the Village Improvement Association of Rehoboth Beach book club. Open to all. 1 to 2 p.m. at the clubhouse, Rehoboth Beach. This month, participants are reading “Horse” by Geraldine Brooks. Info: 302-227-6434 or

October 17

Monthly meeting of PFLAG Rehoboth Beach6 p.m. at the Lewes Public Library. A national organization, PFLAG is for friends and family members of people in the LGBTQ+ community. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or the group’s Facebook page

The 12-02 Coast Guard Auxiliary meets at the DNREC Building, Pilottown Road, Lewes. 7 p.m. The group offers safe-boating courses and boat inspections. Info: 302-897-0445 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

October 21

Woodwind quintet performance, part of the Ensembles Series sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. 3 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, near Rehoboth Beach. $35. Info: 888-846-8600 or

October 22

Beach Brunch, to benefit Meals On Wheels Delaware. At Rehoboth Beach Country Club. 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Food prepared by local guest chefs, paired with cocktails. $125. Info and tickets:

October 27

Boos & Brews, sponsored by the Lewes Historical Society. 7 to 10 p.m., on the historical society’s campus in downtown Lewes. Figures from the past share their tales of woe, while vampires serve hors d’oeuvres. Costume contest and, of course, complimentary witch’s brew. For ages 21 and older. $50. Info: 302-645-7670 or

October 27, 28 and 29

Sea Witch Festival. Events throughout Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach, including musical entertainment, two artisan and craft shows (one in the convention center), hayrides, lantern tours, games on the beach, and a parade in Rehoboth starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Info: 302-227-2233 or

October 28

Family Halloween Party, at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Games, snacks and crafts to celebrate Halloween. Costumes welcomed. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free but registration encouraged. For more information and to register: or 302-227-8044

Wicked Weekend, in downtown Milton. Trick-or-treating and other family Hallo-ween activities. 5 to 8 p.m. Free. Info: 302-684-1101 or

October 29

Poe by Candlelight, at the Lewes Public Library. Part of a series of performances featuring members of the library’s Spoken Word Society and Shakespeare Festival. Featuring works by Edgar Allan Poe. 5 p.m. Free but registration required. For information about this and other events at the library: or 302-645-2733

November 4

55+ Expo, featuring exhibits about health and wellness organizations and screenings by Beebe Healthcare. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cape Henlopen High School near Lewes. Free. Info: or 302-236-0857

November 9

“Annexation of Rehoboth Heights and Reho-both Beach Country Club,” history lecture by Paul Lovett at the Boardwalk Plaza, Rehoboth Beach. Covers the history of Rehoboth’s incorporation of prominent places. 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. $25. For reservations: 302-893-9391