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: beach-fun.com

“The Hottest Summer in Milton: The Great Fire of 1909.” An exhibit at the Milton Historical Society, focusing on the fire that 113 years ago destroyed much of downtown Milton. Info: 302-684-1010 or historicmilton.org

Through November

2022 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: friendsofcapehenlopen.org or 302-858-6127

Through December

“Oil Still Bleeds,” an exhibit at the Fort Miles Museum, Cape Henlopen State Park near Lewes. Focusing on the Delawareans who were at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, when it was attacked by the Japanese. Includes a piece salvaged from the USS Arizona, which was sunk in the attack. Info: 302-644-5007 or fortmilesha.org

Two new exhibits have been added to the Lydia B. Cannon Museum in Milton, operated by the Milton Historical Society: “Lady Under Glass: 19th Century Photographs from the MHS Museum Collection,” and “19th Century Victorian Parlor.” The museum is open Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: historicmilton.org or 302-684-1010

Through November 6

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 rehobothbeachmuseum.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.. (See story on page 18.)

Sundays through October 16

Yoga in the Park, in Lewes Canalfront Park. 8 a.m. Free. Info: 302-645-2795, lewescanalfrontpark.org or the park’s Facebook page

Mondays through October 17

Yin Yoga in the Park, in Lewes Canalfront Park. 6:30 p.m. Free. Info: 302-645-2795, lewescanalfrontpark.org or the park’s Facebook page

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: camprehoboth.com 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: 302-945-1627 or delawareseasiderailroadclub.com 

Thursdays

“Legends of the Bay, After Dark.” Tales of the exploits of those who were lost along Lewes’s shores. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cannonball House Museum (part of the Lewes Historical Society) and the Lightship Overfalls. $20, $10 for children 7 to 13. (Must be at least 7 years old to attend.) Info: historiclewes.org 

Fridays 

Bonfires on the beach, at Campbell Place in Bethany Beach. 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Info: townofbethanybeach.com or 302-539-8011

Saturdays

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

“Mysteries of History.” Walking tours of Lewes, exploring the darker side of the town’s history. Sponsored by the Zwaanendael Museum. 2 p.m. Free but registration required by the day before the tour. Note: no tour on Oct. 1. Info: 302-645-1148 or history.delaware.gov

Saturdays and Tuesdays 

Finding Their Voices: African-American History & Legends of Lewes. A walking tour of landmarks of the Black community in Lewes. Saturdays at 2 p.m., Tuesdays at 4 p.m. (No tour on Oct. 1.) $10, $5 for students and children 12 and younger. For information about this and other historical society tours: 302-645-7670 or historiclewes.org

Saturdays through October 23

Concerts at the Bethany Beach bandstand, on the boardwalk at Garfield Parkway. 6 p.m. Free. Info: townofbethanybeach.com

September 30 and October 1 and 2

Lewes merchants fall sidewalk sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, along Second Street and surrounding area. Info: 302-645-8073 or leweschamber.com

October 1

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: 302-645-8073 or leweschamber.com

Final presentation of the play “Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche,” at CAMP Rehoboth, 37 Baltimore Ave. 8 p.m. $20. Info: camprehoboth.com or 302-227-5620

First concert in the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra’s “A Season of Celebration.” Featuring pianist Michael McHale playing Piano Concerto N. 5 “Emperor,” by Beethoven, and Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major “Rhenish,” by Schumann. 7:30 p.m. at Cape Henlopen High School near Lewes. $50. Info: 888-846-8600 or midatlanticsymphony.org

Southern Delaware Wine, Food & Music Festival. Noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Covered Bridge at Hopkins Heartland west of Lewes. Food from area chefs, wines from around the world and craft beers. $150, six tickets for $475. Info: sodelfest.com 

“The Wreck of the DeBraak,” about the British warship that sank off the coast of Lewes in 1798 and was recovered by treasure hunters 200 years later. In Zwaanendael Park, Lewes, and presented by the Zwaanendael Museum. 2:30 p.m. Free; guests may bring their own chairs. Info: 302-645-1148, history.delaware.gov or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tour of the Rehoboth Beach Museum, led by a docent and an interpreter of American Sign Language. 10 a.m. Free. Registration required. Info: 302-227-7310 or rehobothbeachmuseum.org

Wine, Beer & Cheese Tasting, sponsored by the Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park. 4 to 6 p.m. at the Officers Club in the park near Lewes. $27 in advance, $30 at the door. Info: 302-858-6127 or friendsofcapehenlopen.org

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: wings-wheels.org

October 1 and 2

Fall Craft Fair. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Lewes Historic Complex. Live music and food. Sponsored by the Lewes Historical Society. $5, free for children 12 and younger. Info: 302-645-7670 or historiclewes.org

The Lewes Fire Department Auxiliary kicks off Fire Prevention Week with Thirst Extinguisher Weekend. Area restaurants will donate a portion of the sales of signature Fire Prevention cocktails. Also a Thirst Extinguisher Throw Down: The drinks will be judged by the Cape Gazette Foodie Team. Info: lewesfire.com or the Facebook page Lewes Fire Dept. Auxiliary 82

October 1 and November 3

Haunted Histories Paranormal Tour, sponsored by the Lewes Historical Society and featuring speakers from First State Paranormal Investigations. 8 p.m. at the Lewes Historical Complex. $20; must be 13 to attend. Info: 302-645-7670 or historiclewes.org

October 2 

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 decoastday.org  

The Wilmington Ballet, at the Milton Theatre in downtown Milton. 7 p.m. $25. For information about this and other events at the theater: miltontheatre.com

Tour de Friends, a family bike ride and scavenger hunt. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cape Henlopen State Park near Lewes. Includes bike safety and maintenance seminars, as well as lunch. Info: friendsofcapehenlopen.org or 302-858-6127

Walk With Me Delmarva, a 5K walk and fun run to benefit Easter Seals Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore. 5 p.m. on the golf course at Baywood Greens near Long Neck. Info: walkwithme.org/delmarva or 302-221-2078

October 3

Harry Derrickson Golf Tournament, to benefit Meals On Wheels of Lewes and Rehoboth. Lunch at 11 a.m., tee-off at 12:30 p.m. At the Rehoboth Beach Yacht & Country Club. $200 per person, $800 per foursome. Info: 302-645-7449 or mealsonwheels-lr.org

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.

October 5 through 9

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: grtb.org

October 7

Savoring Our Coastal Heritage, at Delaware Seashore State Park south of Dewey. Participants will tour the Indian River Life-Saving Station, then enjoy a locally-sourced dinner, influenced by what the station’s surfmen would have been served in the early 20th century. From steamed clams and musk­rat stew to grilled venison. And finally, a lantern-lit walk on the beach. 6:30 p.m. For people 21 and older. $99. For information about this and other events at the park: destateparks.com

October 7 and November 4

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 historiclewes.org  

October 7, 8 and 9

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 beach-fun.com

October 8

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: boardwalkbuddywalk.com

Dedication of the Elkins-Archibald Atrium at the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center, Rehoboth Beach. 2 to 5 p.m. Food from restaurants along Baltimore Avenue, music by the CAMP Rehoboth Chorus Ensemble and singer Peggy Raley-Ward. Info: camprehoboth.com

Performance by singers Danielle Talamantes and Kerry Wilkerson and pianist Henry Dehlinger, to benefit Lewes in Bloom. Featuring songs from the Great American Songbook. 7 p.m. at Groome Church, Lewes. Info: instantseats.com/events/groome

Second Saturday in downtown Milton. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Stores will be open, and there will be food and art. Info: 302-684-1101 or historicmilton.com

October 8 and 9

Bike MS: Bike to the Bay. Bike ride in Kent and eastern Sussex counties, sponsored by the Delaware chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Rides of between 25 and 75 miles. All routes end at Delaware Seashore State Park south of Dewey. Info: mssociety.donordrive.com

October 8 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. $25. Info: villagevolunteer.org

October 9

Annual gala sponsored by the Lightship Overfalls. 6 p.m. at Baywood Greens near Long Neck. Dinner, dancing, music by local band Hot Sauce and auction. $125. Info: overfalls.org

Beach Brunch, to benefit Meals On Wheels Delaware. At Grain on the Rocks, Lewes. 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Food prepared by local guest chefs, paired with cocktails. Also entertainment by the band Hot Sauce. $125. Info and tickets: mealsonwheelsde.org 

October 10

“Play A/round for the Kids,” a charity golf tournament sponsored by Clothing Our Kids. At Peninsula Golf and 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 clothingourkids.org

October 11

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.

October 12 through 16

True Blue Jazz Festival, the 10th annual. Featuring live performances in restaurants and other venues in the Rehoboth-Lewes area, kicking off on Oct. 12 at Bethany Blues near Midway with its annual youth event for up-and-coming musicians from local schools. The weekend-long event will also include a Big Band Jazz Marathon Saturday, Oct. 15, noon to 6 p.m. in the Rehoboth fire hall, and concerts Oct. 13, 14 and 15 at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel in Rehoboth Beach. (For details, see story on pages 10-13.) Info: truebluejazz.org

October 13 through 16

Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival. Performances at Epworth United Methodist Church near Rehoboth and the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, at Cape Henlopen High School near Lewes and Saturday’s Historic Lewes Farmers Market, at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey, and at Sydney’s Restaurant & Lounge near Milton. Concluding with a Grand Jam Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. Info and tickets: rehobothjazz.com

October 13 through 30

Woodland Sea Witch Festival, at the Delaware Botanical Gardens near Dagsboro. Displays include a garden sea witch, scarecrows and sculptures of animals. The gardens are open Thursday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $15, free for members and for children 16 and younger. Info: delawaregardens.org

October 14

Ryves Holt – So Much More Than a House.” A talk about Holt, featuring excerpts from his Traveling Book. Sponsored by the Lewes Historical Society and featuring speaker Debra Regan. 1 p.m. in the Lewes History Museum. Museum admission is $5, free for children 12 and younger. Info: 302-645-7670 or historiclewes.org

October 14 through 30, weekends

“Little Shop of Horrors,” at Clear Space Theatre, Rehoboth Beach. Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. $20 to $32. Info: 302-227-2270 or clearspacetheatre.org

October 15

Architecture of Milton walking tour. 10 a.m., and lasting about an hour. Sponsored by the Milton Historical Society. $5, free for members. Info: 302-684-1010 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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, a pet psychic, and vendors. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: barkontheboards.com 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 by the Mason Dixon Band. $75. Info: sdtrhr.com or 302-644-1920

The jazz band from Moravian University, Bethlehem, Pa., performs at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Rehoboth Beach. 3 p.m. Free. Info: allsaintsandstgeorges.org or 302-227-7202

Walk for Autism. At Hudson Fields near Milton. Free, but walkers raise money. Staggered starts at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Virtual option also available. Pre-registration required. Info: 302-224-6020 or delawareautism.org

October 15 and 16

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, 5 p.m., at All Saints’, Rehoboth Beach. Sunday, 9:30 a.m., at St. George’s, near Harbeson. Both free. Info: allsaintsandstgeorges.org or 302-227-7202

October 16

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

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. 11. Info: 302-684-8419 or friendsofprimehook.com

October 18

Monthly meeting of PFLAG Rehoboth Beach. 6 p.m. at the Lewes Public Library. A national organization, PFLAG is for friends and family members of people in the LGBTQ+ community. Info: pflagThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., pflagrehobothbeach.org or the group’s Facebook page 

Pumpkin painting, at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. For tweens, kids from 9 to 12 years old. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free but registration required. For information about this and other library events: 302-227-8044 or rehobothlibrary.org

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.

October 19

Bingo at the Village Improvement Association Clubhouse, Rehoboth Beach. 6:30 p.m. $25. Info: rehobothbeachvia.org 

Tanger Outlets Pink Golf Classic, to benefit Beebe Healthcare Oncology Services. At Baywood Greens near Long Neck. Registration starts at 8 a.m.; tee-off at 9:30 a.m. $300, $1,000 for a foursome. Includes breakfast and lunch. Info: tangeroutlet.com/rehoboth or beebehealthcare.org

October 20

Open house at the Lewes Fire Department. 4:30 to 8 p.m. Children’s activities, demonstrations, displays and food trucks. Info: lewesfire.com or the Facebook page Lewes Fire Dept. Auxiliary 82

October 21

Concert and Beer Bash, to benefit the Lewes Fire Department. 6 to 10 p.m. Featuring music by local band The Funsters. $20, $25 at the door. Info: lewesfire.com or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

October 21 and 22

Night Without a Bed, a fundraiser for Family Promise of Southern Delaware. Participants will spend the night outdoors, next to the Lightship Overfalls in Lewes. 4:30 p.m. to 11 the next morning. Info: overfalls.org

October 22

Coastal Concerts opens its season with pianist Amy Yang. 7:30 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church in Lewes. Info: 888-212-6458 or coastalconcerts.org

October 23

Open house at Prince George’s Chapel, Dagsboro. The church was built in 1755 as an Anglican chapel-of-ease. Free. Info: history.delaware.gov

October 24

Regular monthly meeting of the Village Improve-ment Association of Rehoboth Beach book club. Open to all. 1 to 2 p.m. at a location that will be decided later. Participants will discuss “The Last Thing He Told Me,” by Laura Dave. Info: 302-227-6434 or rehobothbeachvia.org 

October 26

Selbyville Halloween parade, beginning at the town hall, 68 Church St., Selbyville, at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Fenwick Island Lions Club. Info: selbyville.delaware.gov or 302-436-8314

October 28

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. $45. Info: historiclewes.org or 302-645-7670

Woodwind quintet performance, part of the Ensembles Series sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. 7 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, near Rehoboth Beach. $35. Info: 888-846-8600 or midatlanticsymphony.org

October 28, 29 and 30

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 beach-fun.com

October 29

Cops and Goblins, at the John West Park in Ocean View. Sponsored by the Ocean View Police Department. Games, costume contest and a pumpkin patch. Free. 1 to 4 p.m. Info: oceanviewde.com. The Coastal Towns Historic Village in Ocean View will be open during the same time. Info: ovhistoricalsociety.org

Pipe Organ Spooktacular, at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Rehoboth Beach. Featuring seasonal music played by church organists Jon Rania and Steve Shoop. 2 p.m. Free. Info: allsaintsandstgeorges.org or 302-227-7202

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

October 30

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: lewes.lib.de.us or 302-645-2733

November 5

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: deexpos.com or 302-236-0857

Holiday bazaar, at the Lewes Senior Center, 32083 Janice Road. 8 a.m. to noon. Members of the public as well as vendors welcome. Info: 302-645-9293 or lewesseniorcenter.org