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 camprehoboth.com.
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. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesdays, 5 to 8 p.m. Info: delawareseasiderailroadclub.com 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: wellnesslaughter.com.
Movies at the bandstand in Bethany Beach, off Garfield Parkway, starting at dusk. Free. Info: townofbethanybeach.com or 539-8011.
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 historiclewes.org.
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: bethany-fenwick.org or 539-2100.
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 clearspacetheatre.org.
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: historicmilton.com 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 cbhnc.org.
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 historicmilton.com.
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: glcv.clubexpress.com 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 freemanstage.org.
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 clearspacetheatre.org.
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: clearspacetheatre.org 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: rehobothbandstand.com 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 townofbethanybeach.com.
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 camprehoboth.com.
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: fortmiles.org.
Yoga at Lewes Canalfront Park. The last class of the summer. 8 to 9 a.m. Free. Info: 645-2795 or lewescanalfrontpark.org.
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.
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 rehobothbeachmuseum.org.
September 6, 13, 20 and 27
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.
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: friendsofcapehenlopen.org 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: delawarebaylights.org 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 historicmilton.com.
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 lewescanalfrontpark.org.
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 alsphiladelphia.org.
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 beach-fun.com.
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, historicmilton.com or historicmilton.org.
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 cancersupportdelaware.org.
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: nanticokeindians.org or 945-7022.
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 historiclewes.org.
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 rehobothbeachvia.org.
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 polkamotion.com.
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 historicmilton.org.
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: DelNature.org/AbbottsMill.
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: rehobothbeachmuseum.org 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 history.delaware.gov.
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 beachmeals.com.
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.
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 historicmilton.org.
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 clearspacetheatre.org.
Community Carnival, sponsored by the Lewes Public Library. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the library grounds. Free. Info: leweslibrary.org 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: freemanstage.org.
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: delawarehumane.org 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 mavolleyball.org.
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 laesperanzacenter.org.
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 lewes.lib.de.us.
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 beachmeals.com.
Psychic medium Deanna Fitzpatrick performs at the Milton Theatre. 8 p.m. For information about this and other events at the theater: miltontheatre.com 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 allsaintsandstgeorges.org.
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 clearspacetheatre.org.
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 delawarebaylights.org.
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: 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 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 beebemedicalfoundation.org.
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 historicmilton.org.
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: cheerde.com 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 historybookfestival.org.
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 delawareseasiderailroadclub.com.
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 historicmilton.org.
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 decoastday.org.