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Enjoy your weekend!   Week of August 11 , 2017 

 

 “Find the good. It’s all around you. Find it, showcase it and you’ll start believing in it.”– Jesse Owens


Saturday August 12th, 8 am – 12 pm
Lewes Farmers Market
Spring/Summer location is George H.P Smith Park, Corner of Dupont & Johnson Avenues through Sept 30.  Richard A. Shields Elementary School parking lot (fall market location), Savannah Road & Sussex Drive Oct 7 – Nov 18

Saturday August 12th, 9 am – 12 pm
Volunteer Trail Day
Seaside Nature Center, Cape Henlopen State Park. Join the Friends of Cape Henlopen as they work to maintain the park’s trails or take on some other light maintenance project.  For further details please call the Volunteer Coordinator at (302) 644-5005.

Saturday August 12th, 9 am – 1 pm
Riverwalk Farmers’ Market Downtown Milford
South Walnut Street at Riverwalk Park, through October 3rd

Saturday August 12th, 10 am – 11 am
Milkshake Rock Band for Kids
Milkshake is a band on a mission: to create great rock music for kids. Led by singer Lisa Mathews and guitarist Mikel Gehl, whose songs for grown-ups have been featured in movies and prime-time television, and whose indie rock group Love Riot garnered critical praise during its 10-year run, Milkshake has won over preschoolers without compromising songcraft, stagecraft or their authentic rock & roll spirit. This performance is free for all to attend. Please Bring Your Own Chair.  The Freeman Stage at Bayside, 302-436-3015

Saturday August 12th & Sunday August 13th
Saturday / 10am – 5pm
Sunday / 10am – 4pm
The 44th Annual Outdoor Fine Art & Fine Craft Show
Over 125 artists and artisans from around the country will display and sell their fine art and fine crafts amidst the Rehoboth Art League’s 3.5 acre historic wooded campus in Henlopen Acres.  The annual Outdoor Show is a juried event yielding exceptional work, and many of the artists actively enjoy demonstrating their creativity during each day of the show. Historically, work was hung on snow fences surrounding the property, and some artists maintain this homage to history, while others display their work in booths throughout RAL’s grounds.  The Outdoor Show is not just a fine art and fine crafts show, but is a fun summer event full of activities, including great food, music, historic tours, face-painting, artist demonstrations, gallery exhibits, beautiful gardens, the historic Homestead, and a Dogfish Head Beer Garden. Henlopen Acres Campus, 12 Dodds Lane, Rehoboth Beach.

Saturday August 12th, 11 am – 12 pm
Discover Battery 519 Tour
Fort Miles Historical Area, 15099 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes. Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them.  For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5.00 per person

Saturday August 12th, 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
”Schroeder:” An Artist at Fort Miles
Fort Miles Historical Area, 15099 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes. Join our historic interpreters for an insightful analysis of some of Howard Schroeder’s popular wartime artwork. Schroeder captured many sights and scenes of military life at Fort Miles in WWII, including scenes of his own duties as a Coast Artillery Mine planter. For ages 13 and up with an adult. Limit 12 people. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852.$5 per person

 

Saturday August 12th, 1 pm – 4 pm
Breeches Buoy Rescue Drill
Indian River Life Saving Station. Come experience the Life-Saving Station Museum’s PREMIER program! Watch park staff and active-duty Coast Guardsmen reenact the breeches buoy, a system that allowed surfmen to rescue shipwreck victims from shore.  Demonstration includes firing the Lyle gun (a small cannon), and a rescue from the wreck pole. Cost: $6.50/adult; $5/senior (62 and up); $4/youth (6-12); 5 and under are free. Includes museum admission.

Saturday August 12th, 2 pm – 3 pm
Squid Dissection
Seaside Nature Center, 15099 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes. Explore the ins and outs of a squid through a hands on dissection! Learn about the squid’s world and see how its body is similar to yours.  For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $5 per person

Saturday August 12th, 3:30 pm – 4 pm
Touch Tank Creature Feature
Seaside Nature Center, 15099 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes. Join a naturalist around the new nature center touch tank and learn about one of our local marine creatures, then watch as the fish get fed. For ages 5 and older with an adult. Free

Saturday August 12th, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Campfire Circle: Night Sights- See and Be Seen
Cape Henlopen State Park, 15099 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes. Take a “guided tour” of the night through stories, songs and other fireside activities focusing on local animals and legends. Programs meet at the campground amphitheater. See the park’s bulletin boards or call the nature center at (302) 645-6852 for weekly topics. Bring your own marshmallows and sticks for roasting afterward! Bring folding chairs; limited seating provided. For ages 5 and up with an adult. Free.  Find out how some of Cape’s nocturnal animals see and seek out others in the dark!

 

Saturday August 12th, 7:30 pm
Legally Blonde:  The Musical Clear Space Theatre Company
20 Baltimore Ave, Rehoboth Beach.  In honor of Kira’s debut, Clear Space has partnered with local animal shelters to accept donations at two performances of LEGALLY BLONDE: On Tuesday, August 15, the Worcester County Humane Society will be at the theatre at 6:00 pm, accepting donations of dog and cat food, dog and cat beds, latex gloves, copy paper, pens and hand sanitizer. And on Thursday, August 24, the First State Animal Shelter will be at the theatre at 6:00 pm to accept donations of dog and cat food, treats and toys; bleach, laundry detergent and Dawn dish soap; and towels. Tickets for all performances are available online at www.clearspacetheatre.org or by calling the box office at 302-224-2270.  

Saturday August 12th, 7:30 pm
Free concert at the Bethany Beach Bandstand 
Bethany Beach Bandstand performances take place every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with an occasional mid-week booking. Shows typically begin at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Seating is provided free of charge, but audience members are welcome to bring their own chairs.


Saturday August 12th, 7:30pm
The Joey Alexander Trio
Born on June 25, 2003 on the island of Bali, pianist Joey Alexander originally learned about jazz from his dad, who exposed his son to a variety of classic albums from his extensive collection. At the age of 6, Joey began teaching himself to play piano using a mini electronic keyboard given to him by his father. His musicianship and grasp of jazz fundamentals developed at a remarkable pace, and at age 8 UNESCO invited him to play solo piano for an elated Herbie Hancock during the piano great’s visit to Indonesia. At 9, he won the grand prize at the first Master-Jam Fest, an all-ages competition in Ukraine which included 200 competitors from 17 countries. By 10, he was performing at jazz festivals in both Jakarta and Copenhagen. BYOC- Bring Your Own Chair. Children age 12 & under are granted free entry to The Freeman Stage for all General Admission performances and must be accompanied by an adult.  The Freeman Stage at Bayside is an outdoor venue and inclement weather may result in the cancellation of events. All ticket sales are final, nontransferable and nonrefundable, even in cases of inclement weather, unless the area is officially closed due to public safety reasons. Umbrellas of any size are prohibited. Call The Freeman Stage Box Office at 302-436-3015 or email info@freemanfoundation.org

Saturday August 12th, 8 pm – 9:15 pm
Free concert at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand 

Saturday August 12th, 8 pm – 9:30 pm
Lantern Tour
Fort Miles Historical Area, 15099 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes. In 1943, World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light and learn about U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. For ages 10 and older with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $5 per person.

Sunday August 13th, 7:30am
6th Annual Dewey Beach Buddy 5k Run/Walk
Dewey Beach Lions Club, 115 McKinley Street Dewey Beach, Multi-sports presents this chip timed run/walk through the beautiful coastal town of Dewey Beach. This competitive and family fun event starts and finishes at the Dewey Beach Lions Club where all the Food, Fun, Music, Beer, Bloody Mary’s and more will be available to you.Dewey Beach Lions Club includes All You Can Eat pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, juice, coffee and more!* Visit deweybuddyrun.com *Buffet breakfast also available for guests to purchase.Free Starboard Style Bloody Mary’s! Free Beer! Free Event Tech Shirt! Overall, Masters & Age Age Group Awards! FREE KIDDIE DASH!! www.deweybuddyrun.com

Sunday August 13th, 8 am – 9 am
Yoga in the Park @ Lewes Canalfront Park
For information call 302-645-2795 or visit www.lewescanalfrontpark.org   Free! Also supported by Dimitra Yoga

Sunday August 13th, 8 am – 12 pm
Bethany Beach Farmers Market
Sundays now through September 10th! Garfield Parkway and Pennsylvania Avenue, across the street from PNC Bank.


Sunday August 13th, 12 pm – 3 pm
Farmer’s Market at Nassau Valley Vineyards
32165 Winery Way, Lewes.  Sundays now through September 24th! Over 20 vendors, live music, winery tours, tastings, art gallery, and sangria bar!

Sunday August 13th, 7:30 pm
Free concert at the Bethany Beach Bandstand
Bethan Beach Bandstand performances take place every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with an occasional mid-week booking. Shows typically begin at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Seating is provided free of charge, but audience members are welcome to bring their own chairs.


Sunday August 13th, 8 pm – 9:15 pm
Free concert at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand


Monday August 14th, dusk
Movies on the Beach, Bethany Beach
On the beach off Garfield Parkway!
8.14 The Croods (PG)



Monday August 14th, 7 pm – 8 pm
Evenings at the Amphitheater
South Inlet Day Area. Join a park naturalist at the south campground amphitheater for a fun and informative program about the natural and cultural resources of Delaware Seashore State Park. Topics may range from critters of the campground to the history of the Indian River Inlet. Park and meet at the South Inlet Day Area. FREE; No registration required.

Monday August 14th, 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Cliff Hillis Live Music Cruise
Cape Water Tours is pleased to announce that Cliff Hillis will be performing aboard the Seahorse Monday at 7:15pm! Twilight is awe-inspiring on the Broadkill River or Delaware Bay. The rich hues of orange, yellow, red and blue are breathtaking as the setting sun highlights the coastline of the Delaware Bay and the rich, grassy marshlands seen along the route of our Live Music Cruise.  Sometimes we even get a treat spotting dolphins near the East End Lighthouse & Cape Henlopen! 107 Anglers Road (Fisherman’s Wharf), Lewes, 302-644-7334 capewatertours@gmail.com

Monday August 14th, 7:30 pm
Legally Blonde:  The Musical Clear Space Theatre Company
20 Baltimore Ave, Rehoboth Beach.  In honor of Kira’s debut, Clear Space has partnered with local animal shelters to accept donations at two performances of LEGALLY BLONDE: On Tuesday, August 15, the Worcester County Humane Society will be at the theatre at 6:00 pm, accepting donations of dog and cat food, dog and cat beds, latex gloves, copy paper, pens and hand sanitizer. And on Thursday, August 24, the First State Animal Shelter will be at the theatre at 6:00 pm to accept donations of dog and cat food, treats and toys; bleach, laundry detergent and Dawn dish soap; and towels. Tickets for all performances are available online at www.clearspacetheatre.org or by calling the box office at 302-224-2270.  

Monday August 14th, 8:30 pm
Monday Movies on the Beach in Dewey
Bring your beach chair and family for a family friendly movie shown on Dewey Beach. Movies will take place on Mondays and begin at 8:30 P.M (dusk) at Dagsworthy Avenue and the beach.
8.14 Finding Dory

Tuesday August 15th, 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Artillery Park Walk
Fort Miles Historical Area, 15099 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes. Join our historic interpreters for a morning walk of the Fort Miles Artillery Park. Learn more about the different artillery pieces that helped protect the entrance of the Delaware Bay. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Limit 30. Please call (302) 644-5007. FREE (with paid park entrance)

 

Tuesday August 15th, 9:30am – 10:30am
Dolphin Watch
Seaside Nature Center, 15099 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes. Discover why the bottle-nosed dolphin swims off our beaches, and then search for them from our shore overlook. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult.  Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $2 per person

 

Tuesday August 15th, 10 am – 11 am
Fort Miles Kids Games
Fort Miles Historical Area, 15099 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes.  This week’s topic: Parachutes of Freedom. Calling children ages 8 to 12 looking for fun and learning games about the history of Fort Miles. Carry out hand signals, concealment exercises, code breaking, making firing trajectories and much more! Limit 12. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 644-5007. $3 per chid

 

Tuesday August 15th, 10 am – 11 am
Shipwrecks and Buried Treasure
Indian River Life Saving Station. Learn about the heroic surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service that responded to thousands of shipwrecks along the Atlantic seaboard. These ships carried a variety of cargo â some of which still washes up on the beach today! Use modern GPS technology to locate “buried treasure” on the beach. Pre-registration required. Limit 1 adult per child. Ages 5 and up. $6 per child. Please call (302)-227-6991 to register.

Tuesday August 15th, 11 am – 12 pm
Discover Battery 519 Tour
Fort Miles Historical Area, 15099 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes.  Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5.00 per person    

Tuesday August 15th, 11 am – 3 pm
Rehoboth Beach Farmers’ Market
Grove Park, Rehoboth Avenue (adjacent to Lighthouse Circle) through August 29 (11 am – 2 pm Sept & Oct)

Tuesday August 15th, 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Fort Miles WWI Mobile Museum Guest Speaker
Fort Miles Historical Area, 15099 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes.  Keith Colley. Presentation Topic TBD. For more information call (302) 644-5007.  Limited to first 60 visitors. Free

Tuesday August 15th, 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Nautical Flag Art
Indian River Life Saving Station.  Historically and even today, ship-to-ship communication has a language all its own.  Explore the history and meanings behind the International Signal Code, then paint your own Nautical Flag message on a rustic piece of wood to hang in your home.  Pre-registration required.  $20 per person.  Ages 10+. Please call (302)-227-6991 to register.

Tuesday August 15th, 2 pm – 3 pm
Seining the Bay
Holts Landing State Park. Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Meet at Holts Landing pavilion. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required. Ages 2 and up. $5 per person. Please call (302)-227-6991 to register.

Tuesday August 15th, 2 pm – 3 pm
Sit Back, Relax, and Kayak
Savages Ditch. This 1-mile paddling trip is perfect for those that are a bit nervous to try the full 2.5-mile kayak tour.  Participants will receive thorough paddling instruction and enjoy a leisurely pace, perfect for wildlife-viewing and novice paddlers.  Pre-registration required.  Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. $25 per person. Please call (302)-227-6991 to register.


Tuesday August 15th, 2 pm – 3 pm
Discover Battery 519 Tour
Fort Miles Historical Area, 15099 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes. Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $5 per person

 

Tuesday August 15th, 3 pm – 4 pm
Fort Miles WWI Mobile Museum Guest Speaker
Fort Miles Historical Area, 15099 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes. Bill Manthorpe. “The Navy on Cape Henlopen in WWI”. For more information call (302) 644-5007. Limited to first 60 visitors. Free

 

Tuesday August 15th, 5 pm – 6 pm
Hayrides on the Beach
Cape Henlopen State Park, 15099 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes. Enjoy a ride through the park and on the ocean beach during these 45-minute hayrides! Tours meet at the campground, and tickets go on sale at the Seaside Nature Center each Tuesdays morning on a first-come, first-served basis.  For ages 5 and up with a paying adult. Maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 18 per ride. $5 per person

 

Tuesday August 15th, 6 pm – 7 pm
Hayrides on the Beach
Cape Henlopen State Park, 15099 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes. Enjoy a ride through the park and on the ocean beach during these 45-minute hayrides! Tours meet at the campground, and tickets go on sale at the Seaside Nature Center each Tuesday morning on a first-come, first-served basis.  For ages 5 and up with a paying adult. Maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 18 per ride. $5 per person

 

Tuesday August 15th, 6 pm – 9:45 pm
Legally Blonde:  The Musical Clear Space Theatre Company
20 Baltimore Ave, Rehoboth Beach.  In honor of Kira’s debut, Clear Space has partnered with local animal shelters to accept donations at two performances of LEGALLY BLONDE: On Tuesday, August 15, the Worcester County Humane Society will be at the theatre at 6:00 pm, accepting donations of dog and cat food, dog and cat beds, latex gloves, copy paper, pens and hand sanitizer. And on Thursday, August 24, the First State Animal Shelter will be at the theatre at 6:00 pm to accept donations of dog and cat food, treats and toys; bleach, laundry detergent and Dawn dish soap; and towels. Tickets for all performances are available online at www.clearspacetheatre.org or by calling the box office at 302-224-2270.  Show begins at 7:30 pm

Tuesday August 15th, 6:30 pm 
Summer Concert Series
Holts Landing State Park.  Grab your family and friends, plus a chair or blanket and join us for live music under the stars. Meet at Holts Landing State Park.  FREE event with paid park entry.

Tuesday August 15th and Wednesday August 16th, 7 pm – 9 pm
Free Tuesday & Wednesday Night Bonfires on the Beach!
Bring your beach chair and family to a bonfire and marshmallow roasting in Dewey Beach at Dagsworthy Avenue and the beach.  Through August 30.

Tuesday August 15th, 7 pm
August Chicks for Charity Dinner
Ladies & Gentlemen!  Please join us August 15th for the Chicks for Charity Dinner at Hooked Seafood & Martini Bar, 18585 Coastal Hwy. Rehoboth Beach.  $30 per person, includes gratuity. Cash Bar Available. CASH or CHECKS ONLY please, (payable to Hooked). This Chicks for Charity Dinner will benefit Read Aloud Delaware, which is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the promotion of reading in Delaware, and after 32 years, is the only statewide organization focusing attention on the critical early years of child development. Please RSVP by August 11th to: chicksdinner@gmail.com (no calls to restaurant please…)

Tuesday August 15th, 7 pm – 8:30 pm
2017 Summer Concert Series in Lewes
Every Tuesday evening through August 29, there will be a free concert starting at 7 pm on the open air stage in Stango Park next to the Lewes library. Concerts are free and provide a family friendly event with diverse music options. All are welcome to bring chairs, blankets, snacks, and their dancing shoes.  In case of inclement weather concerts will be moved to Cape Henlopen high school. 
August 15       U.S. Navy Sea Chanters


Tuesday August 15th, 8:30 pm – 10 pm
Beach Bonfire
North Inlet Beach.  Join park staff for the evening with a bonfire on the beach! We will supply the fire and the marshmallows; all you have to do is show up with a chair or a beach blanket. Meet on the North Inlet beach. Meet at the North Inlet beach. FREE; No registration needed.

Tuesday August 15th, 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Wild CRAB Chase
North Inlet Day Area. We are sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to seek out the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to assist you in spotting them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal.  Meet at North Inlet Day Area Gazebo. FREE; No registration.

Wednesday August 16th, 8 am – 11 am
Historic Lewes Farmers Market at Kings Highway ~ Wednesday Market
At Second Location at 37707 Crooked Hammock Way and Kings Highway.  The Historic Lewes Farmers Market’s second producer-only farmers market happens Wednesdays at Kings Highway across from Crooked Hammock Brewery. Features vendors with local produce, eggs, meats, fruit, jams and jellies, and freshly-baked breads, pastries, quiches, and more.  Through August 30

Wednesday August 16th, 8 am – 11 am
Birding Field Trip
Led by volunteer birding guides, beginner and experienced bird watchers will enjoy observing and learning about the bird species frequenting the refuge at this time of year.  Come prepared for the weather and expect to walk up to a mile.  Bring your binoculars, a field guide, and spotting scope (the leader will have spotting scopes also). Binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet at the refuge office.  Trips are free, open to the public, and last approximately three hours.  Space is now limited due to popular demand. Pre-registration is required by calling the refuge office at (302) 684-8419.

Wednesday August 16th, 8 am – 12 pm
The Farmers’ Market at Sea Colony
Marketplace at Sea Colony Shopping Center (parking lot), Rt. 1 South, through Aug 30

Wednesday August 16th, 9 am – 10 am
Seining the Bay
Seaside Nature Center, 15099 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes. Use a beach seine net to search the shallows of Delaware Bay for fish, crabs and other creatures. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip flops! For ages 5 and older with a paying adult. No reservations needed. Tickets are available the day of the program with a maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 30. $5 per person

 

Wednesday August 16th, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring “Station Cove”
Savages Ditch.  Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay and catch a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5 mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes or will not be able to come.  Remember to bring sunscreen and a water bottle. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. $35 per person. Please call (302)-227-6991 to register.

Wednesday August 16th, 10 am – 10:30 am
Junior Naturalists
Indian River Life Saving Station. Bring your aspiring naturalist to the park to explore Delaware Seashore State Park’s various beach habitats and the creatures that call them home.  Pre-registration required. Limit 1 adult per child. Ages 5-7. $4 per child. Please call (302)-227-6991 to register.

Wednesday August 16th, 10 am – 10:30 am 
Little Rangers
Indian River Life Saving Station.  Bring your little ones to the park to explore the flora, fauna, and history that make up Delaware Seashore State Park through hands-on activities.  Pre-registration required. Limit 1 adult per child. Ages 2-4. $4 per child. Please call (302)-227-6991 to register.

Wednesday August 16th, 11 am – 12 pm
Discover Battery 519 Tour
Fort Miles Historical Area, 15099 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes. Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5.00 per person

Wednesday August 16th, 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Life-Saving: Yesterday and Today
Indian River Life-Saving Station. Learn about the precursor to the U.S. Coast Guard on a guided tour of the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum. Then travel to the Indian River Coast Guard Station for a tour given by active-duty Coast Guardsmen and see how life-saving today compares to what it was like over a hundred years ago.  Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Please call (302)-227-6991 to register.

Wednesday August 16th, 2 pm – 3 pm
Discover Battery 519 Tour
Fort Miles Historical Area, 15099 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes. Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $5 per person

 

Wednesday August 16th, 2 pm -3 pm
Snakes and Turtles
Seaside Nature Center, 15099 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes. See, touch and learn about our local reptiles and their habitats in this hands-on, entertaining and educational program for the entire family.  For ages 5 and up with a paying adult. Limit 40. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $3 per person 

Wednesday August 16th, 2 pm – 4 pm
Blue Crabs: From Bay to Table
Indian River Life Saving Station. Atlantic blue crabs can be intimidating in a variety of ways.  How do you hold them?  How do you cook them?  How do you EAT them?  Come learn the answers to all of these questions!  Learn about their biology and life cycle, hold a live crab, and try your hand at eating them under the guidance of Park Naturalists.  Pre-registration required.  Ages 6 and up.  Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.  $15 per person.  Please call (302)-227-6991 to register.

Wednesday August 16th, 3 pm – 4 pm
Fort Miles WWI Mobile Museum Guest Speaker
Fort Miles Historical Area, 15099 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes. Andrew Lyter, “WWI Bag Pipers” For more information call (302) 644-5007. Limited to first 60 visitors. Free.


Wednesday August 16th, 3 pm – 6 pm
Farmer’s Market in Georgetown
16 Mile Brewery, 413 South Bedford Street, through September 16th! 

Wednesday August 16th, 4:30 pm – 6 pm
Share Your Memories
Southside Camp Store. Meet a Park Interpreter at the Southside camp store to share your memories of spending time in our park over the last 50+ years. Bring your vintage park photos, family scrapbook, or just your best stories and memories. Your photos and memories could be included in the Delaware Seashore State Park âFamily Scrapbook or be used in future park history exhibits.  Free; No registration required.


Wednesday August 16th, 6 pm – 7 pm
Zumba in the Park @ Lewes Canalfront Park
For information call 302-645-2795 or visit www.lewescanalfrontpark.org   Free!  Also supported by Zumba by Kelly

Wednesday August 16th, 7 pm
Milton Concerts in the Park
Memorial Park, FREE!  Bring Lawn Chairs.
8.16 Overtime (Classic Rock N Roll)
8.23 U.S. Navy Sea Chanters (Variety)
8.30 U.S. Navy Cruisers (Rock)

Wednesday August 16th, 7 pm – 9 pm
Free Tuesday & Wednesday Night Bonfires on the Beach!
Bring your beach chair and family to a bonfire and marshmallow roasting in Dewey Beach at Dagsworthy Avenue and the beach. Through August 30. 

Wednesday August 16th, 8 pm – 9 pm
Lantern Tour
Indian River Life Saving Station. Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast.  Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station’s logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. $10 per person. Please call (302)-227-6991 to register.

Wednesday August 16th, 8 pm – 9 pm
Ghost Crab Walk
Seaside Nature Center, 15099 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes. Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. Bring a flashlight to help spot them and dress for the weather.  For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $5 per person

Wednesday August 16th, 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm 
Wild CRAB Chase
Fenwick Island Bathhouse.  We are sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to seek out the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to assist you in spotting them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal.  Meet at the Fenwick Island bathhouse. FREE; no registration needed.


Thursday August 17th, 9 am – 10:30 am
Seining the Bay
Seaside Nature Center, 15099 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes. Use a beach seine net to search the shallows of Delaware Bay for fish, crabs and other creatures. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip flops! For ages 5 and older with a paying adult. No reservations needed. Tickets are available the day of the program with a maximum of six tickets per group. Limit 30. $5 per person

Thursday August 17th, 9 am – 1 pm
“1-Day” Day Camp
Indian River Life Saving Station. Explore the wonders of Delaware Seashore State Park and learn about the critters that call the park “home”. Campers will get the opportunity to explore the marsh, beach, and bay. This is the only program when parents are permitted to drop children off and return at the conclusion. Children will get wet or muddy!  Ages 8-11. $35 per child, per day. Please call (302)-227-6991 for more details and to pre-register.

Thursday August 17th, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring “Station Cove”
Savages Ditch. Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay and catch a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5 mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes or will not be able to come.  Remember to bring sunscreen and a water bottle. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. $35 per person. Please call (302)-227-6991 to register.

Thursday August 17th, 11 am – 12 pm
Discover Battery 519 Tour
Fort Miles Historical Area, 15099 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes. Battery 519 began construction in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them.  For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5.00 per person

Thursday August 17th, 12:30 pm – 1 pm
Artillery Demonstration
Fort Miles Historical Area, 15099 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes. Join our historic interpreters as they show the basics of loading and firing one of our artillery pieces!  FREE (with paid park entrance fee)

 

Thursday August 17th, 2 pm – 3 pm
Discover Battery 519 Tour
Fort Miles Historical Area, 15099 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes.  Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $5 per person

Thursday August 17th, 2 pm – 3 pm
Creatures of the Marsh
Savages Ditch. Join a Park Naturalist to learn about Delaware Seashore State Park’s signature species: the horseshoe crab, osprey, and diamondback terrapin.  View osprey in their natural habitat, search for terrapins in the marsh, and learn about the horseshoe crab’s adaptations to survival. Meet at Savages Ditch. Pre-registration required.  $4 per person. Please call (302)-227-6991 to register.

Thursday August 17th, 2 pm – 4 pm 
Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink!
Indian River Life Saving Station. Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide a dissection and participants will get to see, first-hand, some of the squid’s unique adaptations for survival.  Pre-registration required.  Limit 1 adult per child.  Ages 8+. $6 per child. Please call (302)-227-6991 to register.

Thursday August 17th, 4 pm – 6 pm
A Day in the Life
Indian River Life Saving Station. Travel back in time to the beginnings of the Indian River Life Saving Station in 1876. Explore the daily lives of Surfmen stationed on the coast and dive into their personal experiences through this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, journals, drills, and struggles of men who called this place home. Pre-registration required. Ages 12 and up. $5 per person. Please call (302)-227-6991 to register.

Thursday August 17th, 5 pm – 9 pm
3rd Thursday Light Up the River
Downtown Milford on Walnut Street.  Come downtown to the Riverwalk at 5 S Walnut Street and light up the Riverwalk from 5-8pm. Learn to fold a paper float at the Milford Public Library and float it on the Mispillion River, or get a luminary in honor of a loved one. Shop late at the downtown merchant stores or grab a bite to eat at a participating food truck A family event for all to enjoy! For more information, contact: Peggy Reilly 302-858-8283

Thursday August 17th, 6 pm – 8 pm
Sunset Kayak Eco-Tour
Savages Ditch. Due to popular demand, we will now be offering our signature kayak eco-tour during sunset hours! Experience the wonders of the marsh while you enjoy a Delaware Seashore State Park sunset. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes or will not be able to come. Previous paddling experience and pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. $40 per person. Please call (302)-227-6991 to register.

Thursday August 17th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre presents PETER PAN
Free performance by local children’s theatre group at Lewes Canalfront Park. Bring your beach chair or blanket and enjoy this wonderful production!  For more information, please call 302-645-2795

Thursday August 17th, 7 pm
The Little Mermaid, The Musical by Clear Space Theatre Company
The Freeman Stage at Bayside, $15, BYOC- Bring Your Own Chair. Children age 12 & under are granted free entry to The Freeman Stage for all General Admission performances and must be accompanied by an adult. The Freeman Stage at Bayside is an outdoor venue and inclement weather may result in the cancellation of events. All ticket sales are final, nontransferable and nonrefundable, even in cases of inclement weather, unless the area is officially closed due to public safety reasons. Umbrellas of any size are prohibited. The Freeman Stage Box Office (302-436-3015). Events are subject to change without notice.

Thursday August 17th, 8 pm – 9 pm
Ghost Crab Walk
Seaside Nature Center, 15099 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes. Walk the bay in search of these elusive crustaceans and discover why they come out at night. Bring a flashlight to help spot them and dress for the weather. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $5 per person

Thursday August 17th, 8 pm – 9:30 pm
Night Hike: Indian River Inlet Bridge
South Inlet Day Area. Hike with a naturalist over the Charles W. Cullen bridge and experience it in all its glory â when it’s illuminated at night! Learn about the history of the inlet and the bridge as you stroll to the top of this iconic structure. Meet at South Inlet Day Parking area. Pre-registration required. $6 per person.  Please call (302)-227-6991 to register.


COMING UP!

Saturday August 19th, 8:30 am – 3 pm
ReStore Marketplace
Proceeds from the Lewes and Georgetown ReStores support Sussex County Habitat home construction, neighborhood revitalization, and family empowerment programs.  Rt 9, 3 miles west of Route 1.  302-381-6031, call Mary for more info or vendor space. 

Saturday September 30th, 11 am – 3 pm
Annual Boast the Coast Maritime Festival
The Boast the Coast activities in 1812 Park and at the City Dock begin at 11 a.m. Other events taking place that day include the Historic Lewes Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to Noon at Shields Elementary School parking lot, Lewes Historical Society Craft Show at their complex from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Lewes in Bloom Fall Plant Sale on Second Street in front of Citizens Bank beginning at 8:30 a.m., the Zwaanendael Museum Maritime Program at 2 p.m. and the Historic District Merchants’ Fall Sidewalk Sale from 10 – 5 p.m.

Saturday October 14th
Inaugural Barn Festival and Second Annual Barn Dance
Save the date! Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding Barn Festival from 10 am – 4 pm and Barn Dance from 6 pm – 11 pm!

Saturday December 2, 6 pm – 10 pm
First Annual Delaware SPCA Animal Lovers FUR BALL!
www.delawareFurBall.org


FARMERS MARKETS!
SATURDAY 8 am – 12 pm Historic Lewes Farmers Market

SATURDAY 9 am – 1 pm Riverwalk Farmers’ Market Downtown Milford

SUNDAY 8 am – 12 pm Downtown Bethany Beach Farmers Market

SUNDAY 12 pm – 3 pm Nassau Valley Vineyards Farmers’ Market

TUESDAY 11 am – 2 pm Rehoboth Beach Farmers’ Market

WEDNESDAY 8 am – 11 am  Lewes Farmers Market at Crooked Hammock Brewery

WEDNESDAY 8 am – 12 pm The Farmers’ Market at Sea Colony Bethany Beach

WEDNESDAY 3 pm – 6 pm 16 Mile Farmers’ Market Georgetown

FRIDAY 8 am – 12 pm Fenwick Island Farmers’ Market

FRIDAY 3 pm – 6 pm Milton Farmers’ Market


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