Tuesdays through Fridays
Tests for HIV and sexually transmitted infections, at CAMP Rehoboth, Rehoboth Beach. Free, but call to make an appointment. On June 27, National HIV Testing Day, testing will go from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., with no appointments required. Info: camprehoboth.com or 227-5620.
Wednesdays and Saturdays
Open house at the Delaware Seaside Railroad Club, 32442 Royal Blvd., Dagsboro. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesdays, 5 to 8 p.m. Info: delawareseasiderailroadclub.com or 945-1627.
Movies on the bandstand in Bethany Beach, off Garfield Parkway, starting at dusk. Free. Info: townofbethanybeach.com or 539-8011.
Walking Into Greatness, an exhibit about the life of civil rights attorney, author and Milton native Bryan Stevenson. At the Milton Historical Society. The museum is open Wednesdays, 1 to 4 p.m., Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays, noon to 3 p.m. Docent-led tours of the exhibit Fridays, 11 a.m. to noon. Info: 684-1010 or historicmilton.org.
“The Wreck of the Faithful Steward,” the story of the grounding of the 18th-century merchant ship on a shoal off Cape Henlopen. Historian Marcos Salaverrio will play the survivor of the wreck on whose diary entry the play is based. 7:30 p.m. Free. Info: rehobothbeachmuseum.org.
Attic Treasures, a yard sale to benefit the Greater Lewes Community Village. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Brush Factory on Kings, near Lewes. Free. Info: greaterlewescommunityvillage.org or 703-2568.
Music in Memorial Park, Milton. Bands will play from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Food will be available. Free. Info: 684-4110 or milton.delaware.gov.
August 31 and September 1
Sundance, a benefit for CAMP Rehoboth, in the Rehoboth Convention Center. On Saturday, live and silent auctions and cocktail buffet. 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday features a dance, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. $50 per night, $90 for both nights. Info: 227-5620 or camprehoboth.com.
Final performance of the summer at the Bethany Beach bandstand, on the boardwalk at Garfield Parkway. Jesse Garon, in a tribute to Elvis Presley. 7:30 p.m. Free. Info: 539-5484 or townofbethanybeach.com.
Yoga in the Park with Dimitra Yoga. In Lewes Canalfront Park. The last class of the summer. 8 to 9 a.m. Free. Info: lewescanalfrontpark.org, 645-2795 or the park’s Facebook page.
Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral to say goodbye to summer. 5:30 p.m. starting with a wake at the north end of the boardwalk. The funeral procession, featuring “Summer” in a coffin, a bevy of mourners, last words, and New Orleans-style jazz, will end at the bandstand. Info: 537-1585 or jazz-funeral.com.
Victory in World War II Day, celebrated at Fort Miles in Cape Henlopen State Park. Honoring the nearly 800 Delawareans who were killed in World War II. 11 a.m. on the Missouri Gun pad, next to Battery 519. Following the ceremony, Battery 519 will be open until 2 p.m. Info: fortmiles.org.
September 3 through 8
Operation SEAs the Day, Warrior Family Beach Week. A week in Bethany Beach for veterans who are recovering from injuries received while on duty, and their families. Info: operationseastheday.org.
September 5 and 19
Evening Strolls, sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society. A leisurely walk along the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk and surrounding streets. Starting at the bandstand and lasting about 2 hours. Sept. 5, 5:30 p.m. Sept. 19, 11 a.m. Info: rehobothbeachmuseum.org. Reservations: 227-7310.
Architectural Walking Tour, sponsored by the Milton Historical Society. 9:30 a.m. starting at the Milton Historical Society. Focusing on the history of the town, as evidenced in its historic buildings. Reservations recommended. Info: 684-1010 or historicmilton.org.
Chocolate tasting, sponsored by Friends of Cape Henlopen. 1 to 4 p.m. in the Officers’ Club at Cape Henlopen State Park near Lewes. Also a bake sale and raffles. Info: 858-6172 or friendsofcapehenlopen.org.
Fisherman’s Flea Market, at the Indian River Marina. Featuring fishing and boating items. 9 a.m.to 2 p.m. Info: destateparks.com/marinalife/indianrivermarina.
Happy Hour with Your Dog, to benefit the Delaware Humane Society. At the Purple Parrot Grill, Rehoboth Beach. 4 to 7 p.m. Info: delawarehumane.org or 571-0111.
Lighthouse Sunset Cruise, hosted by the Delaware River & Bay Lighthouse Foundation. The boat will depart from Anglers Fishing Center, Lewes, and will pass by the Breakwater Lighthouse and the Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Reservations required. Info: 226-3866 or delawarebaylights.org.
Rehoboth Beach ALS Walk, to raise money for the ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) Foundation. Sign-ups at 8:30 a.m. at the bandstand, Rehoboth Avenue, 2-mile walk on the boardwalk starts at 9:30. No registration fee, but walkers collect pledges. Nonwalkers can also donate. Info: (215) 664-4176 or alsphiladelphia.org.
Sandcastle contest on the beach in Rehoboth, between Delaware and Laurel avenues. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Info: 227-2233 or beach-fun.com.
Townwide yard sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. throughout Milton. Sponsored by the Milton Chamber of Commerce. Info: 684-1101 or historicmilton.com.
September 7 and 8
Nanticoke Indian Powwow, near Millsboro. The people of the Nanticoke celebrate their heritage. Drummers, singers, dancers and storytelling. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a worship service at 10 a.m. Visitors should bring chairs. Info: 945-7022 or nanticokeindians.org.
Monthly meeting of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-09. 7 p.m. at the Coast Guard Station at Indian River. 7 p.m. Info: 645-7296.
Talk on honeybees and their role in pollination. Part of the Evening at the Hook lecture series sponsored by Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Featuring Mary Randall, vice president of the Kent County Beekeepers Association. 7 p.m. at the Milton Cheer Center. Free. Info: fws.gov/refuge/prime_hook.
September 10 through 14
Savannah Shepherd, who has studied the 1903 lynching of George White in Wilmington and who has worked to get a historical marker erected in White’s memory, will speak at the Milton Historical Society. 6:30 p.m. Info: 684-1010 or historicmilton.org.
The Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse: Past and Future. A talk by volunteers with the Delaware River & Bay Lighthouse Foundation. 7 p.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Museum. Info: rehobothbeachmuseum.org. Reservations: 227-7310.
September 13, 14 and 15
Tony Award-winning rock musical “Next to Normal,” at the Milton Theatre. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. For information about this and other events at the theater: miltontheatre.com or 684-3038.
Bow Tie & Barefoot Gala, a fundraiser for Clear Space Theatre. At Kings Creek Country Club near Rehoboth Beach. Dinner, silent auction and a preview of the theater’s 2020 shows. 6 p.m. Info: 227-2270 or clearspacetheatre.org.
Chicken and fried fish dinner. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rising Sun Lodge, 516 Chestnut St., Milton. $12. Benefits the lodge’s scholarship fund. Info: 645-5574.
Delaware Coastal Cleanup, in which volunteers pick up trash along the Delaware Bay, Atlantic Ocean and inland bays coastlines. 9 a.m. to noon. For information and to register: dnrec.alpha.delaware.gov/coastal-cleanup/.
Golf tournament to benefit the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation. 8 a.m. at Bayside Resort Golf Club near Fenwick Island. $3,000 per four-person team. Followed by the Black & Tan Celebration at The Cove Bar & Grille. Info: freemanstage.org.
Second Saturday in downtown Milton. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Stores will be open, and there will be food and art. Also, the Milton Historical Society will be open from 3 to 5:30 p.m., for Sips and Serenades. Info: 684-1101, historicmilton.com or historicmilton.org.
September 14 and 15
Balloons Over Sussex, a hot air balloon festival to benefit the Sussex Academy. 2 p.m. each day at the Delaware Coastal Airport near Georgetown. Balloon rides (tethered and non-), food trucks, children’s activities, craft vendors and entertainment. For information and to register for a non-tethered balloon ride: balloonoversussex.com.
Mayor’s Cup Mid-Atlantic Volleyball Tournament, on the sand at Rehoboth Beach. Play begins each day at 9 a.m. Info: mavolleyball.org.
Hispanic Fest 2019. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on North Race Street, Georgetown. Featuring traditional foods, children’s games, dance and music. Free. Info: 854-9262 or festivalhispano.org.
September 15 through 21
Shakespeare Festival, at the Lewes Public Library. Lectures, films, workshops, concerts, and a trip to the Folger Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C. The festival closes Saturday with a performance of “Measure for Measure.” Costumes will be on display. Info: 645-2733 or lewes.lib.de.us.
Harry Derrickson Memorial Golf Tournament, to benefit Meals On Wheels of Lewes and Rehoboth. 11 a.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Country Club. Info: 645-7449 or mealsonwheels-lr.org.
Regular monthly meeting of the Village Improvement Association book club. Open to all. 1 to 2 p.m. at the VIA Clubhouse, 415 North Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach. This month, participants are reading “The House of Broken Angels” by Luis Alberto Urrea. Info: rehobothbeachvia.org or 227-6434.
Go Red Luncheon, sponsored by the Beebe Auxiliary. Noon to 2:30 p.m. in the Clubhouse at Baywood Greens near Long Neck. Info: 947-2640.
Birding field trip, at the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge east of Milton. Free. 8 to 11 a.m. Participants will walk up to a mile. Info: fws.gov/refuge/prime_hook or 684-8419.
September 19, 20 and 21
Delaware’s annual Chautauqua Tent Show, sponsored by the Delaware Humanities Forum and the state Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs. All events at the Lewes History Museum. The theme is “The 1960s in Delaware: A Decade of Turmoil and Transformation.” Activities will include re-enactors portraying Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lyndon Johnson, a documentary film, a live band, crafts and lectures. Free. Info: history.delaware.gov, 645-1148 or 645-7670.
Opening night for “Three Tall Women,” by Edward Albee, at the Clear Space Theatre, Rehoboth Beach. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m., and Sundays, 3 p.m., through Oct. 6. Info: 227-2270 or clearspacetheatre.org.
September 20 and 21
U.S. Army Chorus Baritones perform at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Rehoboth Beach. 6 p.m. both evenings. Patriotic music, Broadway tunes and operatic arias. Free. Info: 227-7202 or allsaintsandstgeorges.org.
Boats! Buttons! Beans! Beer!, a one-hour walking tour of Milton, sponsored by the Milton Historical Society. 9:30 a.m. Info: 684-1010 or historicmilton.org.
Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse tours, hosted by the Delaware River & Bay Lighthouse Foundation. The boat will depart from Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal at 1:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. Participants will be able to explore the lighthouse. Info: 226-3866.
Fall Garden Tour, sponsored by the Milton Garden Club. Featuring seven gardens, including the new pollinator garden at the Milton Historical Society. Food and baked good sale, and artists will be working in the gardens. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: themiltongardenclub.org or 684-3804.
Jean and Joan Fund Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Beebe Medical Foundation to benefit the Tunnell Cancer Center. At Kings Creek Country Club. Lunch at 11 a.m., tournament starts at 12:30 p.m. Cocktails, awards, dinner and auction follow. Info: 644-2900 or beebemedicalfoundation.org.
Senior Day at Rehoboth Beach, sponsored by Cheer Inc. At the convention center, where there will be a health fair, and on the boardwalk. 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Info: cheerde.com.
Bustles to Bras, a presentation of vintage/ historic clothing from a personal collection. Also information from a fashion study in England on the influences that changed women’s silhouettes from 1780 to 1980. 7 p.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Museum. Info: rehobothbeachmuseum.org. Reservations: 227-7310.
Spaghetti dinner, in the parish hall of St. George’s Chapel, 20274 Beaver Dam Road, Harbeson. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Oak Orchard. Info: 227-7202.
September 27, 28 and 29
Dewey’s Golden Retriever Jubilee. Activities in Dewey Beach for golden retrievers and their owners. Info: deweysgoldenjubilee.com.
History Book Festival, at several venues in Lewes. Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson, author of “The British Are Coming,” will speak Friday, 7 p.m., at the Bethel Church. Novelist Alice Hoffman, author of “The World That We Knew,” will speak Sunday, 2 p.m., at Cape Henlopen High School. Other events, all free, will showcase more than 20 authors. Info: historybookfestival.org or 645-2733.
“Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert,” on the big screen at the Riverfront Theater in downtown Milford. 7 p.m. $5. Info: secondstreetplayers.com.
Indian Summer Toy and Train Show, sponsored by the Delaware Seaside Railroad Club. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Roxana Fire Hall, Frankford. HO and O gauge layouts. Refreshments, door prizes and vendors. Info: 537-0964 or delawareseasiderailroadclub.com.
Milton Memories Walking Tour, with longtime resident and former mayor Jack Hudson. Starts at 9:30 a.m. and lasts about an hour. Sponsored by the Milton Historical Society. Info: 684-1010 or historicmilton.org.
Southern Delaware Wine, Food & Music Festival. Noon to 4 p.m. in the clubhouse in the Independence development near Angola. Food from area chefs, wines from around the world and craft beers. Benefits the Beau Biden Foundation and Children & Families First. Info: sodelfest.com.
Walk for the Homeless, sponsored by the women of Faith United Methodist Church, Rehoboth Beach. A 2-mile walk starting at 9 a.m. at the church, 19940 Church St. Registration starts at 8 a.m. Benefits Casa San Francisco/Catholic Charities (Milton), Home of the Brave (Milford) and Crisis House (Georgetown). Info: 227-3118 or 645-5574.