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Due to the recent coronavirus outbreak, it would be best to make contact with the phone numbers, or visit the websites provided, for up-to-date details for the following events listed in these sections.

Tuesdays through Sundays

The museum at Fort Miles, Cape Henlopen State Park near Lewes, is open and offering tours. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fort’s gift shop is open Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: 645-0753 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. Wednesdays, 5 to 8 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: or 945-1627.

Thursdays beginning April 23

Walking tours of Lewes, sponsored by the Lewes Historical Society. 60-minute treks through the town’s historic district. $10. 4 p.m. Info: 645-7670 or

Second and fourth Fridays

Wellness Laughter, led by certified Laughter Yoga leader Michele Buckler. Thursdays, 8:40 a.m. at the Lewes Public Library. Free. The program teaches laughter combined with yogic breathing. Info: 270-7027 or

April 2

“A Little Night Music,” chamber music at the Milton Theatre, performed by the Serafin Ensemble. 7 p.m. $18 to $23. For information about this and other shows at the theater:

April 3 through 9

Two Lips Culinary Week. In participating restaurants throughout Lewes. To coincide with the city’s Tulip Celebration. Info: 645-8073 or

April 3 through 12

Lewes Tulip Celebration, to honor spring and the town’s Dutch heritage. More than 20,000 tulips are expected to be in bloom during the week. Tulip Trolley Tours will be available on the two Saturdays during the festival, at 11:15 a.m. and 1 p.m. Trolley tickets will be sold at the Lewes Chamber of Commerce office. Info: 645-8073 or

Zwaanendael Museum participates in the Lewes Tulip Celebration. Tours, displays, children’s activities and crafts. Flower arrangements by members of Sussex Gardeners. Info: 645-1148 or

April 4

Opening of the exhibition “Breaking Britannia’s Grasp: Lewes, the Royal Navy and the Legacy of 1812,” at the Cannonball House, Lewes. Sponsored by the Lewes Historical Society. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: 645-7670 or

April 4 and 5

Delaware Resorts 2019 Spring Home Expo, at Cape Henlopen High School near Lewes. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring real estate agents, developers, builders and mortgage suppliers. Free. Info: 236-0857 or

April 8 and 22

The Lewes chapter of Mothers of Preschoolers, a faith-based group, meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at New Covenant Presbyterian Church near Lewes. Crafts and fellowship. Childcare provided. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

April 10

Great Delaware Kite Festival, held every year on Good Friday at Cape Henlopen State Park near Lewes. Registration starts at 10 a.m. Easter egg hunt at 11, followed by kite-flying competition at 11:30. Info: 645-8073 or

Lewes History Museum director Andrew Lyter will present “Through Jack’s Eyes: The Bombardment of Lewes from the Perspective of the British Sailor.” Part of the Monthly Speaker Series sponsored by the Lewes Historical Society. 7 to 8 p.m. at the museum. Free. Info: 645-7670 or

April 11

Egg hunt at Lewes Canalfront Park, for children 10 and younger. Activities begin at 10 a.m. and go to noon, the egg hunt starts at 11 a.m. Face painting, balloon art, and a visit by a certain bunny. Info: 645-2795, or the park’s Facebook page

April 14

Monthly meeting of the 12-09 Coast Guard Auxiliary. At the Coast Guard Station at the Indian River Inlet. 7 p.m. Info: 945-3302 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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: 841-1339, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or

April 17, 18 and 19

“High School Musical, On Stage,” at Clear Space Theatre, Rehoboth Beach. Performed by the theater’s Spotlight on Young Performers. Friday, 7 p.m., Saturday, 3 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, 3 p.m. $17. Info: 227-2270 or

April 18

“Broadway Cabaret,” a performance by Brotherly Love, an ensemble of the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus. At CAMP Rehoboth, Rehoboth Beach. 4 and 8 p.m. $25. Info: or 227-5620

Dutch-American Friendship Day, at the Zwaanendael Museum in Lewes. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free. Info: 645-1148 or

Violinist Tessa Lark and bassist Michael Thurber perform at Bethel United Methodist Church, Lewes, part of the Coastal Concerts series. 8 p.m. $25 and $30 for adults, $10 for students 19 and older, and free for youth younger than 18 and one accompanying adult. Info: (888) 212-6458 or

Wine, beer and cheese tasting, at the Officers Club at Cape Henlopen State Park near Lewes. 4 to 6 p.m. Sponsored by the park’s friends group. Info: or 858-6127

April 18, 20 and 21

“Tosca,” by Giacomo Puccini. Performed by the Metropolitan Opera and broadcast at the Cinema Art Theater near Lewes. Saturday at 12:30 p.m., Monday at 1 p.m., and Tuesday at 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach Film Society. $25, $22 for society members and senior citizens, $15 for students and youths 15 and younger. Info: or 645-9095

April 21

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. The group offers safe-boating courses and boat inspections. Info: (973) 222-4028 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Start of the Zwaanendael Women’s Club’s annual geranium sale. Orders will be available Friday, May 1. Info: or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

April 22

Bus trip to New York City, sponsored by CAMP Rehoboth. The bus will leave Rehoboth at 7 a.m. and leave NYC for the return trip at 7 p.m. Participants can spend the day in the city as they please. $60. Info: or 227-5620

Weekends, April 23 through May 16

Designer Show House, sponsored by the Village Improvement Association of Rehoboth Beach. The house, which will be decorated by area designers, is at 57 Fields End, Henlopen Acres, and is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. $25. Info:

April 23 through 26

Spring Delmarva Birding Weekend, throughout the peninsula, including coastal Sussex. Canoe and kayak trips and guided walks, as well as several receptions. Info:, the Delmarva Birding Facebook page or (443) 614-0261

April 24 and 25

Dewey Doodle Romp. Dogs and their owners get to romp on the beach off Saulsbury Street. Featuring a “yappy hour,” costume parade and yoga on the beach. Benefits Food & Friends, a Washington, D.C., organization that provides fresh food to people who have life-threatening illnesses. Info: or (301) 467-5523

Ocean to Bay Bike Tour, sponsored by the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce. Friday, a 15-mile fun ride, from Bethany Beach to the Indian River Inlet and back. On Saturday, 30-, 50- and 62- and 100-mile rides, all starting and ending in downtown Bethany Beach. Participation fees vary, according to race and date of signup. Info: 539-2100 or

April 24, 25 and 26

20th annual Northeast Rally Club’s Pumpkin Run, part of the Great Race series of car rallies around the country. In and around Millsboro and benefits the Millsboro Volunteer Fire Department. Info: 934-1246, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or

April 25

Bug and Bud Festival, in downtown Milford. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kids and pets parade, paddleboat rides, arts and crafts, entertainment, food. Free. Info: or 839-1180

April 26

“Legends,” a performance by the CAMP Rehoboth Chorus. 3 p.m. at the Sussex Academy, Georgetown. $25. Info: or 227-5620

Talk by Matthew Horace, law enforcement analyst, professor at Delaware State University and author of “The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism and Injustice in America’s Law Enforcement.” 1 to 4 p.m. at the Lewes Public Library. Free, but registration requested. For information about this and other library events:

April 27

Delaware Defense Day, the annual open house at Fort Miles in Cape Henlopen State Park near Lewes. Speakers, a simulated surrender of a German U-boat, book signings and artillery demonstrations. The Rehoboth Concert Band performs at the fort’s overlook at 3 p.m., and there will be an induction ceremony for the newest members of the Fort Miles Museum Wall of Honor. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Park admission fees apply. Info: 645-0753 or

May 1, 2 and 3

Spring sidewalk sale in Lewes’s Second Street commercial district. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 645-8073 or

May 2

British Motorcar Show and Parade. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal near Lewes. Sponsored by the Lewes Chamber of Commerce and the British Car Club of Delaware. Info: 645-8073 or

Lewes in Bloom’s annual plant sale. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in a city warehouse on Schley Avenue, near the water tower. New this year: baskets and planted pots. Info: (240) 899-7512 or

May 3

Blessing of the Fleet, at Fisherman’s Wharf on the canal in Lewes, 2 p.m. Free. Info: 645-8073 or

May 9

Wheels for Meals, sponsored by Meals On Wheels Lewes-Rehoboth. Featuring bicycle rides of 12, 25 and 50 miles, beginning and ending at Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton. Check-in at 8 a.m. for the 50-mile ride, 9 a.m. for the 25-mile ride, and 10 a.m. for the 12-mile ride. Cookout, libations and music follow. Info: 645-7449 or