Great dates in your future

 
Tuesdays through Fridays

Tests for HIV and sexually transmitted infections, at CAMP Rehoboth, Rehoboth Beach. Free, but call to make an appointment. Info: camprehoboth.com or 227-5620.

Wednesdays in November

Knee High Naturalist Series, at Abbott’s Mill Nature Center near Milford. Songs, stories and games for children and parents. 10 to 11:30 a. m. $11 per child, $6 for Delaware Nature Center members. For information about this and other programs at Abbott’s Mill: delnature.org/abbotts or 422-0847.

Wednesdays

Meetings of the Rehoboth Art League Writers Group. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the art league in Henlopen Acres. For active writers. Free. Info: 227-8408 or rehobothartleague.org.

Wednesdays and Saturdays

Open house at the Delaware Seaside Railroad Club, 32442 Royal Blvd., Dagsboro. Wednesdays, 5 to 8 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: delawareseasiderailroadclub.com or 945-1627.

Thursdays and Fridays

Wellness Laughter, led by certified Laughter Yoga leader Michele Buckler. Thursdays, 8:40 a.m. at the Milford Senior Center. $2, free for senior center members. Fridays, 8:40 a.m. at the Lewes Public Library. Free. The program teaches laughter combined with yogic breathing. Info: 270-7027 or wellnesslaughter.com.

Saturdays

Gift shop at Fort Miles open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fort is in Cape Henlopen State Park, near Lewes. Info: 644-5007 or fortmilesha.org

Through December

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.

November 15

Showing of “Big Fish,” a 2003 fantasy film by director Tim Burton, at the Riverfront Theater in downtown Milford. 7 p.m. $5. Info: secondstreetplayers.com.

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. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Includes a cross-stitch workshop at 2 p.m., led by historical interpreter Madeline Golden. Free, but reservations for the workshop are required by Nov. 9. Info: 645-1148 or history.delaware.gov.

Marine, Education, Research and Rehabilitation (MERR) Institute’s annual “Finraiser.” 4 to 8 p.m. at Salero, on the top floor of the Henlopen Hotel on the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach. Auctions, live music, food and wine. $70. The nonprofit MERR is dedicated to the conservation of marine mammals and sea turtles and their habitat. Info: 228-5029, merrinstitute.org or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Coastal Concerts season starts off with a performance by Pianist Benjamin Hochman at 2 p.m. in Bethel United Methodist Church Hall, Lewes. $35, $10 for students older than 19 and free for youth 18 and younger and one accompanying adult (reservations required). Additional concerts this season are: Jan. 18, Tom Gallant, oboe, with the Tesla String Quartet; Feb. 15, Trio Valtorna; and March 14, baritone Andrew Garland with pianist Warren Jones. Info: coastalconcerts.org or (888) 212-6458.

November 18

Regular monthly meeting of the book club of the Village Improvement Association of Rehoboth Beach. Open to all. 1 to 2 p.m. at the VIA Clubhouse, 415 North Boardwalk. This month, participants are reading “Where the Crawdads Sing,” by Delia Owens. Info: 227-6434 or on the calendar at rehobothbeachvia.org.

November 19

Monthly meeting of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-02. At the DNREC building at the end of Pilottown Road, Lewes. 7 p.m. The group offers safe-boating courses and boat inspections. Info: 258-4453, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (973) 222-4028 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

November 20

“Mamma Mia!” The Broadway Legends class at Clear Space Theatre, Rehoboth Beach, presents a staged concert version of the popular film. 11 a.m. Free. Info: clearspacetheatre.org or 227-2270.

November 22

Best of Broadway, featuring singer Grace Field, member of the Tony Award-winning group Broadway Inspirational Voices. 8 p.m. at the Milton Theatre in downtown Milton. $19 to $24. For information about this and other events at the theater: miltontheatre.com or 684-3038.

November 23

“History A-Dressed,” a brief history of textiles in Lewes, presented by historical interpreter Abigail Davis. At the Zwaanandael Museum, Lewes. Final in a four-part lecture series, “Seams From the Past.” 2 p.m. Free, but reservations required by Nov. 22. Info: history.delaware.gov or 645-1148.

November 28

Free Thanksgiving meal. 1 to 5 p.m. at Conley’s United Methodist Church near Lewes. Info: 945-1881 or conleysumc.org.

November 29

Hike on the Cranberry Bog Trail, at Cape Henlopen State Park near Lewes. A park naturalist will lead the walk along the 1.5-mile trail. 11 a.m. Free. Preregistration requested. For ages 7 and older. For information about this and other events in the park: 645-6852 or destateparks.com.

November 30

Gingerbread contest, to benefit Christmas Joy! 365, the year-round ministry of the Christmas Holiday Family Mission at Epworth United Methodist Church. Exhibition opens at 10 a.m. and awards ceremony is at 3 p.m. At the church on Holland Glade Road near Rehoboth Beach. Open to amateur and professional bakers. Free, but attendees buy tickets to vote on their favorites. Also includes a quilt show and breakfast with Santa (starting at 9:30 a.m.) Info: gingerbreadjoy.org.

December 1

World AIDS Day commemoration in Rehoboth Beach. Participants will congregate at 6:30 p.m. at the bandstand on the boardwalk and then walk to All Saints’ Church, Olive Avenue, where a service of remembrance and hope will start at around 7 p.m. Free. Info: 227-5620 or camprehoboth.com.

December 5

Annual leather sale, sponsored by the Beebe Healthcare Auxiliary. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Sunshine Cafe in the hospital on Savannah Road, Lewes. Info: 947-2640.

December 7

“A Thousand Times Welcome!” presented by Brandywine Baroque, an early music ensemble based in Wilmington. Music by Telemann and Vivaldi. 2:30 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior near Rehoboth Beach. Additional ensemble concerts include “Enchanting Love,” Feb. 8, and “The Duenna,” a comic opera by Thomas Linley, March 14. Info: brandywinebaroque.org.

December 8

Community Unity spaghetti dinner, sponsored by Rehoboth Beach Main Street. 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. Info: downtownrb.com or 227-2772.

Second Saturday in downtown Milton. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Stores will be open, and there will be food and art. Info: historicmilton.com.

December 10

Bus trip to the Brandywine River Museum of Art and the Chaddsford Winery, both near Chadds Ford, Pa. Sponsored by the Rehoboth Art League. Bus leaves the Kmart parking lot on Route 1 at 8:30 a.m. and will return around 6 p.m. $75 includes entry into the museum, lunch, and a guided tour of the winery. Registration deadline is Nov. 26. Info: 227-8408 or rehobothartleague.org.

Monthly meeting of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 12-09. At the Coast Guard Station at the Indian River Inlet. 7 p.m. Info: 645-7296.

December 11 and 18

The Lewes chapter of Mothers of Preschoolers meets at New Covenant Church near Lewes. Crafts and fellowship. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

December 16

Regular monthly meeting of the book club of the Village Improvement Association of Rehoboth Beach. Open to all. 1 to 2 p.m. at the VIA Clubhouse, 415 North Boardwalk. This month, participants are reading “Good Hope Road,” by Lisa Wingate. Info: 227-6434 or on the calendar at rehobothbeachvia.org.

December 17

Monthly meeting of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-02. At the DNREC building at the end of Pilottown Road, Lewes. 7 p.m. The group offers safe-boating courses and boat inspections. Info: 258-4453, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (973) 222-4028 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

December 20

Contra Dance, hosted by the Lower Delaware Dance Society at the Metropolitan Community Church of Rehoboth, 19369 Plantation Road. Folk line dancing with calling by Caroline Barnes and music by the Contra Rebels. A workshop for beginners starts at 7 p.m., and dancing goes from 7:30 to 10 p.m. $10. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

December 27 through 29

Slam Dunk to the Beach, a basketball tournament featuring high school teams from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Games played at Cape Henlopen High School near Lewes. Info: slamdunktothebeach.com.

December 31

New Year’s Eve anchor drop at the Lightship Overfalls on the Lewes-and-Rehoboth Canal in Lewes. There will be a bonfire and big band music. BYOB. 11:30 p.m. Info: overfalls.org.

January 1

Leo Brady Exercise Like the Eskimos. A New Year’s Day plunge into the chilly Atlantic Ocean, sponsored by the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. Noon, just off Garfield Parkway in Bethany Beach. After-plunge party at The Cottage Cafe. Info: bethany-fenwick.org or 539-2100.

January 11

Dr. Kate Biberdorf, aka Kate the Chemist, will speak at The Jefferson School, Georgetown. She is a teacher at the University of Texas at Austin and participated in April’s USA Science and Engineering Festival Expo in Washington, D.C. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Info: jeffersonschool.com.

January 24 through 26

Fire & Ice Festival, in Bethany Beach, Ocean View and Millville. Ice skating, a beach bonfire and ice sculptures. Info: fireandicede.com.

January 25

First of a series of films and lectures at Fort Miles in Cape Henlopen State Park near Lewes. Topic is Audie Murphy, one of the most decorated soldiers in World War II. On Feb. 22 and March 28, “To Hell and Back,” a movie starring Murphy as himself, will be shown in two parts. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and programs start at 11:15. Free, but seating limited to 60 people. Info: 644-5007 or fortmilesha.org.