Mondays through Fridays

Tests for HIV and sexually transmitted infections, at CAMP Rehoboth, Rehoboth Beach. Free, but call for appointments. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 227-5620 or


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

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: or 945-1627.

Thursdays and Fridays

Wellness Laughter, under direction of certified Laughter Yoga leader Michele Buckler. Thursdays, 8:45, at the Milford Senior Center. Free for members, otherwise $2. Fridays, 8:45 a.m., at the Lewes Public Library. Free. Laughter combined with yogic breathing. Info:


Movies at the bandstand in Bethany Beach, off Garfield Parkway, starting at dusk. Free. Info: or 539-8011.

Through September

A Walk Through Lewes’s Early Past, 60-minute walking tours focused on the town’s Dutch beginnings and growth into a bustling seaside town. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, starting at 2 p.m. at the Ryves Holt House, Second and Mulberry streets. $10, free for children younger than 12. For information about this and other tours sponsored by the historical society: 645-7670 or

Tai chi classes, on the deck at the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce office, 36913 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 to 9 a.m., with instructor Jim Mace. $5. No registration required. Info: or 539-2100.

August 25

The Late_R Night Show, presented by the Delaware Comedy Theatre at the Clear Space Theatre, Rehoboth Beach. An improv comedy show based on the TV hit “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” 10 p.m. Mature content. $15. Info: 227-2270 or

Bargains on the Broadkill, with arts, crafts, jewelry, food and the Great Duck Race. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Milton. Info: or 684-1101.

Beach Barbecue, to benefit Children’s Beach House. At the beach house, 1800 Bay Ave., Lewes. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Info: 645-9184 or

September 1

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. $5, free for society members. Reservations required. Info: 684-1010 or

Attic Treasures, a yard sale to benefit the Greater Lewes Community Village. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Brush Factory, Kings Highway. Free. Info: or 703-2568.

End-of-the-summer concert, featuring the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. 7 p.m. at The Freeman Stage west of Fenwick Island. The evening will conclude with fireworks. $10. Info: 436-3015 or

Final Bow Cabaret. Actors from the summer season at Clear Space Theatre in Rehoboth Beach sing their favorite Broadway songs. Free, but donations welcome. 10 p.m. Info: 227-2270 or

Last chance to see “The Rocky Horror Show” at the Clear Space Theatre, Rehoboth Beach. 7:30 p.m. $32, $27 for senior citizens, $17 for students. Info: or 227-2270.

Party band Glass Onion in the final show of the summer at the Rehoboth Beach bandstand at the boardwalk and Rehoboth Avenue. 8 p.m. Free. Info: or 644-2288.

September 1 and 2

Final two performances of the summer at the Bethany Beach bandstand, on the boardwalk at Garfield Parkway. Saturday, Three Sheets Acoustic. Sunday, Jesse Garon, in a tribute to Elvis Presley. 7:30 p.m. Free. Info: 539-5484 or

Sundance, a benefit for CAMP Rehoboth, in the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. On Saturday, live and silent auctions and cocktail buffet. 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday features a dance, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. $45 per night, $80 for both nights. This year’s, the 31st, is in memory of Steve Elkins, co-founder of CAMP Rehoboth and of Sundance. Info: 227-5620 or  

September 2

Commemoration of V-J (Victory over Japan) Day, at Fort Miles in Cape Henlopen State Park near Lewes. This year, volunteers will read the names of the 800 Delawareans who were killed during World War II. Also, a Navy bell will be rung for each name. 2 p.m. Info:

Yoga at Lewes Canalfront Park. The last class of the summer. 8 to 9 a.m. Free. Info: 645-2795 or

September 3

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

September 5 and 20

Walking tours of Rehoboth Beach, sponsored by the town’s historical society. On Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m., and Sept. 20 at 9 a.m. The two-hour tours begin at the bandstand. $10. Reservations required. Info: 227-7310 or

September 6, 13, 20 and 27

“Lost Off Lewes: The British Warship DeBraak.” A talk about the ship, which capsized off the Delaware coast May 25, 1798, as well as a look at its surviving hull. $10. At the Zwaanendael Museum, Lewes. 9 to 11 a.m., 5 to 7 p.m. on the 25th.  Info and reservations: 645-1148 or by email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

September 7

Last of the free summertime tours of the University of Delaware Marine Science campus in Lewes. The campus studies sea life, from coastal marshes to the deep ocean floor, using satellites, ships and underwater vehicles. Tours include information about topics such as fisheries, horseshoe crabs, alien invaders, coral reefs and wind resources. Tours start at 10 a.m. and last for about two hours. For ages 10 and older. Reservations required. Info: 645-4234.

September 7, 8 and 9

Delaware Coast Antiques Show and Sale, Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $8. Info: 542-3286.

September 8

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.

Chocolate tasting, sponsored by Friends of Cape Henlopen. 1 to 4 p.m. at the Biden Center at Cape Henlopen State Park near Lewes. Six tastings for $6, and park admission fees apply. Also a bake sale and raffles, including a raffle of a two-night stay in a cottage at the Delaware Seashore State Park. Info: or 858-6172. To buy raffle tickets: (443) 289-1148.

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. $35. Reservations required. Info: or 226-3866.

Milton fall townwide yard sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. throughout Milton. Sponsored by the Milton Chamber of Commerce. Info: 684-1101 or

Pooches in the Park, at Lewes Canalfront Park. 1 to 3 p.m. Activities include obedience and agility workshops, Delmarva Dock Dogs, police dog demonstrations and pet portraits. Dogs should be on 6- to 8-foot nonretractable leashes. Free. Info: 645-2795 or

Rehoboth Beach ALS Walk, to raise money for the ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) Foundation. Sign-ups at 8 a.m. at the bandstand, Rehoboth Avenue, 2-mile walk on the boardwalk starts at 9:30. No registration fee, but walkers collect pledges. Non-walkers can also donate. Info: (215) 664-4176 or

Riverwalk Freedom Festival in downtown Milford. All-day events start at 9 a.m. and include crafts, vendors, kids corner, car show, food trucks, live bands, a “duck dash” and more. Fireworks over the Mispillion River at dusk. Info: 422-3344 or search for Riverwalk Freedom Festival on Facebook.

Sandcastle contest. On the beach in Rehoboth, between Delaware and Laurel avenues. The 40th annual. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Info: 227-2233 or  

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 throughout the day. Info: 684-1101, or

Wings of Hope, A Butterfly Release, to benefit the Cancer Support Community Delaware. At the Medical Arts Building, 18947 John J. Williams Highway (Route 24) near Midway. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children’s games, food and entertainment. About 250 monarch butterflies will be released around noon. Free. Info: 645-9150 or

September 8 and 9

Annual Nanticoke Indian Powwow, at the pow-wow grounds 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: or 945-7022.

September 9

The Lewes Base Ball Club and the Diamond State Base Ball Club meet on the field at the Villages of Five Points for a double-header. The teams play by rules that were in place in 1864. Starting at noon. Info: 645-7670 or

September 10

Regular monthly meeting of the Village Improvement Association of Rehoboth Beach book club. Open to all. 1 to 2 p.m. at the VIA Clubhouse, 415 North Boardwalk. This month, participants are reading “Beneath a Scarlet Sky” by Mark Sullivan. Info: 227-6434 or on the calendar at

September 11

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: 842-1339, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

September 11 through 15

Polkamotion by the Ocean. Featuring live music and a dance floor that is open to all, as well as Polish food. Tuesday, golf tournament at Rookery North Golf Course. Welcome party Wednesday, 7 to 11 p.m., at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. Thursday, dances start at the convention center at 5 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, they start at 4 p.m. Pay by the night, or get a pass for $50. Also on Friday, an outdoor polka party will be held at the bandstand from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Info: (410) 729-9697 or

September 13

A lecture on the 20-year history of the Milton Garden Club. 7 p.m. at the Milton Historical Society in downtown Milton. $5, free for members. Info: 684-1010 or

Music at the Mill, at Abbott’s Mill near Milford, featuring the band the High and Wides. Food trucks, Dogfish Head beer and lawn games. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Info:

September 13 and 27

Tours of Rehoboth Beach on the Jolly Trolley, sponsored by the town’s historical society. 9 a.m., starting at the Anna Hazzard Museum, 17 Christian St. $10, which includes admission to the Hazzard museum and the Rehoboth Beach Museum. Info: or 227-7310.

September 13, 14 and 15

Delaware’s 20th annual Chautauqua Tent Show, sponsored by the Delaware Humanities Forum and the state Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs. All events in Lewes, at the Zwaanendael Museum and the Lewes History Museum. This year’s theme is “All Aboard — Delaware and the Railroad.” Crafts, lectures and music throughout each day. Free. Info: 645-1148 or

September 14

Fabulous ’50s Dinner and Auction, to benefit Meals On Wheels of Lewes and Rehoboth. 5 to 8 p.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Country Club. Open bar, food, live and silent auctions, dancing. $85, $95 after Sept 1. Info: 645-7449 or

Spaghetti dinner, in the parish hall of St. George’s Chapel, 20274 Beaver Dam Road, Harbeson. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. $10 for adults, $4 for children. Benefits the ECW Memorial Scholarship Fund for girls from Cape Henlopen High School and Sussex Tech, and the Boys & Girls Club of Oak Orchard. Info: 227-7202.

September 15

Boats! Buttons! Beans! Beer! Hour-long walking tours of historic Milton, sponsored by the Milton Historical Society. Starting at 9:30 a.m. at Dogfish Head Brewery. $5, free for society members. Reservations required. Info: 684-1010 or

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 2019 shows. 6 p.m., dinner at 7. $150. Info: 227-2270 or

Community Carnival, sponsored by the Lewes Public Library. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the library grounds. Free. Info: or 645-2733.

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. Info:

Playtime at the Beach, to benefit the Delaware Humane Society. Dog-friendly happy hour at the Purple Parrot, Rehoboth Beach. 4 to 7 p.m. Info: or 571-0111.

September 15 and 16

Mayor’s Cup Mid-Atlantic Volleyball Tournament, on the sand at Rehoboth Beach. Play begins each day at 9 a.m. Info: Register online at

September 16

Hispanic Festival. Sponsored by La Esperanza. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on North Race Street, Georgetown. Featuring traditional foods, children’s games, dances and music. Free. Info: 854-9262 or

September 16 through 22

Shakespeare Festival, at the Lewes Public Library. Lectures, films, workshops, concerts and a trip to the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. On Friday, Dinner in the Stacks featuring strolling Shakespearean performers. On Saturday, a performance of “As You Like It.” Free except for the bus trip ($30 for adults, $20 for students) and the dinner ($80). Info: 645-2733 or

September 17

41st annual Harry Derrickson Memorial Golf Tournament, to benefit Meals On Wheels of Lewes and Rehoboth. 11 a.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Country Club. $160 per person, $595 per foursome. Info: 645-7449 or

September 18

Monthly meeting of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-02. 7 p.m. 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..

September 21

Psychic medium Deanna Fitzpatrick performs at the Milton Theatre. 8 p.m. For information about this and other events at the theater: or 684-3038.

September 21 and 22

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

Weekends, September 21 through 30

“Rabbit Hole,” a drama about grief and 2007 winner of the Pulitzer Prize. At the Clear Space Theatre, Rehoboth Beach. Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. $32, $27 for senior citizens, $17 for students. Info: 227-2270 or

September 22

Tours of the Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse, in the Delaware Bay east of Lewes. At 9 a.m. and again at 10 a.m. The boat will leave from the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal near Lewes; participants will be able to go through the entire lighthouse. $80, $70 for members of the Delaware River & Bay Lighthouse Foundation. Info: 226-3866 or

September 23

Fall Garden Tour, sponsored by the Milton Garden Club. Featuring seven gardens, all of them on Union Street. Food and baked-goods sale, and artists will be working in the gardens. $10, $15 the day of the tour. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: or 684-3804.

September 24

Jean and Joan Fund Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Beebe Medical Foundation to benefit the Tunnell Cancer Center. At Kings Creek Country Club near Rehoboth Beach. Lunch at 11 a.m., tournament starts at 12:30 p.m. Cocktails, awards, dinner and auction follow. $195, $750 for a foursome, includes meals. Info: 644-2900 or

September 27

King Cole Cannery Celebrity Chef Cook-off and Basket Raffle, sponsored by the Milton Historical Society. 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Milton Fire Hall. Area chefs will prepare foods, attendees will vote on the best creation. Includes the raffle of more than a dozen baskets, each one filled according to a different theme. $35 before Sept. 21, $45 at the door. Info: 684-1010 or

September 28

Frontier Festival, a healthy-living expo for those 50 and older. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center, Georgetown. Featuring music and dancing. Free. Info: or 856-5187.

September 28 and 29

History Book Festival, at the Lewes Public Library. Friday, a talk by Blanche Wiesen Cook, author of a three-volume biography of Eleanor Roosevelt. 7 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church, Lewes. $35 to $50. Saturday, the festival, at the Lewes Public Library. Free. Info: 645-2733 or

September 29

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. $5, children ages 10 and younger admitted free with an adult. Info: 537-0964 or  

Milton Memories Walking Tour, led by Judge Jack Hudson. 9:30 a.m. starting at the Milton Historical Society. $5, free for society members. Reservations required. Info: 684-1010 or

Walk to End Alzheimer’s, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, Delaware Valley chapter. Grove Park, Rehoboth Beach. 2-mile walk. Registration at 8:30 a.m., ceremony at 9:45, walk starts at 10:15. Walkers collect donations. Info: 633-4420, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

October 7

Coast Day. At the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean and Environment campus in Lewes. Lectures on ongoing research and popular science, ship tours, seafood cooking contests, entertainment, crab races and a boat show. This year’s theme: “Science Serving Coastal Communities.” 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Info: 831-8083, 645-4234 or