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SEP 21  Delaware Hospice Battle of The Bartenders

6-9pm at Bethany Blues in Lewes. On Wednesday, SEP 21, Kathy Sperl-Bell, Jeannie Mack and Carol Fezuk will be guest bartenders at the Battle of the Bartenders at Bethany Blues in Lewes. As the Boomer Bar Babes Team, we hope to raise some serious coin for Delaware Hospice! Stop by the bar, have a drink and support your favorite Boomer Bar Babe behind the bar pouring Cocktails for the Cause from 7:30-8:30! Remember to be a “good tipper” – 100% of our tips go directly to Delaware Hospice! Learn more about this event at

SEP 22, 30, OCT 14, 21, 28 and NOV 4  Beginner and Intermediate Pastel painting

12:30-3pm at the Gibbey Center for the Arts in Middletown. This afternoon class is specifically for seniors and will be held in the Dennis Young Studio. More info,

SEP 24  Annual Corn to Run & Harvest Festival

9am-2pm at the Cordrey Center in Millsboro. A unique 5K through the cornfield and 16 Mile Beer, Brats, Hayrides & games for all ages. Visit

SEP 24  OktDoverFest

3-9pm. OktDoverFest is a family-friendly Destination Downtown Dover event featuring live music, local food, great beer and multiple activities. OktDoverFest is Dover’s spin on the traditional German rite of passage and will feature activities for all ages. The festivities begin at 3pm and will conclude at 9pm. Participants will be able to roam the retail district of Downtown Dover. There will be live performances by Crazy in Stereo, the Mason Dixon Band, and several other local Blues Bands. Dover’s Restaurants and Pubs will be offering street food. Additionally, food trucks will be parked throughout downtown, and local artisans will feature crafts for sale. Delaware’s vast craft beverage industry will be well represented with 15 vendors offering up their spirits, brews and wines. Look for early holiday shopping vouchers, sidewalk sales, and giveaways from Downtown Merchants. For more information visit, find OktDoverFest on Facebook at or call 302-672-0610.

SEP 25  Painting with a Twist: Paint Your Pet

1pm at Painting with a Twist, 17723 Coastal Highway in Lewes. Our most personal class! You email us a photo of your pet. An artist will sketch your pet & recommend the paint palette. Artists will demonstrate painting techniques & help people individually. Seats are limited. For a complete schedule of classes visit

SEP 29  Mafia Murders Dinner Theater

6:30pm. Who Killed the Godfather of the Clamato Crime Family? Gather for a sit down dinner and show in the Schwartz's Ballroom to celebrate the special occasion of the 75th birthday of the local Clamato Family Godfather, "Don." But wait! Perhaps this birthday will be his last? Members of the Clamato Family and friends begin to surface as they scheme to take over the Clamato Family empire! "WhoDunit!" Perhaps it could be YOU, as one of our interactive audience participants! The performance is accentuated by an Italian buffet prepared by one our local partners, The Grey Fox. LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE.

SEP 30  Lewes Merchants' Fall Sidewalk Sale

10 am-5 pm in Historic Lewes Commercial District surrounding 2nd Street. This three-day sale begins Friday and ends Sunday. Shop til you drop and spend some more on great values from our local merchants.


Oct 1  6th Annual Bark on the Boards Dog Walk

6th Annual Bark on the Boards Dog Walk, and take strides against animal suffering.  Join hundreds of other animal lovers and their canine companions for a dog-gone good time! Dress up your pup in his "Patriotic Best" and enter in the doggy consume contest, buy a ballot and vote! No dog? No problem! You don't need to bring a dog to participate. Enjoy a leisurely stroll on the boardwalk and fun activities for the whole family. We'll have food, children's activities, contests, raffles and more. It's a tail-wagging, paws in the sand good time! Plus an after party at Big Chill Surf Cantina!

Oct 1  Friends of Lewes Public Library Fall Book Sale

9am-3pm Friends of Lewes Public Library Fall Book Sale at the Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Avenue, Lewes For more information, please call 302-645-2733 or visit


Sponsored by the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment that annually takes place on the first Sunday in October. This year, due to a major construction project on their Lewes campus, it will not be taking place. The Lewes Historical Society’s maritime history museum, located in the historic Cannonball House, will be open for tours on October 1st and they will be free on that day only to showcase Lewes’ nautical heritage. Additionally, the Society’s Life Saving Station on the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal will also be open Saturday for free tours. Another Lewes nautical treasure, The Lightship Overfalls, located a little further down Front Street, adjacent to the Society’s Life Saving Station, will also be open for free tours on Saturday and Sunday if the vessel is on-site, pending the vessel’s maintenance schedule.

OCT 1  Lewes Historical Society’s Fall Craft Fair

9am-4pm at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal due to construction on the Society’s campus located at the end of Second Street. It takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds adjacent to the Ferry Terminal, overlooking the Delaware Bay. Admission is $5. Another event taking place Saturday, October 1 also being staged at the Lewes Ferry terminal. The inaugural Escape to Lewes Open Water Swim Classic, presented by chamber member Delmo Sports, takes place in and on the water when entrants will begin their races by jumping off the deck of a ferry and racing 3 mile or 1 mile courses. The event begins at 11:15am. For more information on the Craft Fair, contact the Lewes Historical Society at 302-645-7670,

OCT 2  Picnic in the Park

On Sunday, October 2, the Canalfront Park will be bustling with activity because the Friends of the Lewes Canalfront Park’s fundraiser - Picnic in the Park - will be taking place. Their original date in June needed to be rescheduled after inclement weather forced the postponement. The Picnic in the Park will offer an alternative activity on the day after Boast the Coast since the always popular Coast Day will not be staged this year.

OCT 2  Celebrity Chefs Beach Brunch

11am at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach. The 14th Annual Celebrity Chefs’ Beach Brunch is a culinary fundraiser featuring top beach area chefs, beverage purveyors, live music, brunch cocktails, a craft beer garden , silent auction, live auction and more! All to support a great cause – feeding Delaware’s homebound seniors!

OCT 1-2  Lewes Merchants' Fall Sidewalk Sale

10 am-5 pm in Historic Lewes Commercial District surrounding 2nd Street. This three-day sale begins Friday and ends Sunday. Shop til you drop and spend some more on great values from our local merchants.

OCT 7-9  40th Annual Rehoboth Beach Fall Sidewalk Sale

10am-8pm. The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce presents a weekend for deals and fabulous finds! Shopping in downtown Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, and Route One has never offered more merchandise at bargain prices!For more information, call the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce at (302) 227 – 6446 or visit

OCT 7  Eagles Tribute Band

7:30pm. Delaware's premiere tribute band, IN THE LIGHT, returns to the Schwartz Center in Dover with their 5th show, An Evening of THE EAGLES. Coming off the heels of their recent Pink Floyd production, IN THE LIGHT returns with a showcase of one of America's most original and popular bands, The Eagles. The show will contain some of the biggest hit songs of the 1970's including a performance of their 1976 album HOTEL CALIFORNIA in its entirety. In The Light is Joe Trainor, Matt Urban, Scott Lawing, Andy Favor and Steve Kuzminski, joined for this performance by Marshall Coates, Adam Beck, Jill Knapp, Matt Casarino and Christine McAllister.

OCT 8  SoDelFest

12-4pm at Independence in Millsboro. "The Hippest Festival on Delmarva" is hosted this year by SODEL CONCEPTS, and returns with great wine, top culinary talent, local musical acts, craft spirits and brewers from across Delaware to California, Argentina, Italy & beyond. Come and experience a culinary scene like no other in Sussex County. The Southern Delaware Wine, Food and Music Festival was launched in 2015 and this year a portion of the proceeds will go to Food Bank of Delaware, Children & Families First and Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign. "For this year's Sodel Fest we have assembled a group of Delaware's best wine distributors, so that you will have a chance to taste an array of some of the most interesting wines from around the world. Top scoring wines and our own picks of the best wines in our state! We have also flown in several sommeliers from around the country to talk, taste and educate you in enjoying fine wine. It's going to be a great experience!", says Tom Poor of Bin 66. Buy tickets online at

OCT 9  2nd annual International Food Festival

This food driven event is aimed at highlighting the various, diverse cultures that make up the town of Milford.   The location of the event will be downtown on Walnut St across from the Riverfront Theatre, where the Riverwalk Farmers Market is held each Saturday. *In the event of inclement weather, the festival will be held at the Milford Senior Center.

OCT 9  Dover Symphony Orchestra-Fall Classical Concert

7:30pm. The Schwartz Center for the Arts is pleased to present the Dover Symphony Orchestra who will start the season off with their Fall Classical Concert. Audiences will be treated to a French Theme featuring: Bizet’s Symphony #1 in C, Faure’s Elegie for Cello and Orchestra featuring Jennifer Stomberg on Cello, Faure’s Pavane, Bizet’s Carmen Suite No. 1, and Ravel’s Pavane pour une Enfante Defunte (Pavane for a Dead Princess)

OCT 13  "Kiss the Sky" Jimmy Hendrix Tribute Band

8pm at the Milton Theatre. Kiss The Sky's show featuring as Jimi Hendrix, Jimy Bleu, the world's longest running Hendrix tribute artist. Just like Hendrix, Jimy Bleu is a virtuoso left handed guitarist and performs all of Hendrix's signature moves. The ONLY Hendrix tribute with a full cast of spot-on look-a-like & sound-a-like performing musicians representing ALL of his band members in both the EXPERIENCE, the BAND OF GYPSYS.

OCT 13-17  27th Annual Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival

The 2016 Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival will be celebrating over a quarter century of smooth jazz! Shows this year will be held in Various Venues throughout Rehoboth Beach area including The Performing Arts Theater at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes and The Bay Center Theater in Dewey Beach. In addition, other concerts will be held at The Little Theater at Rehoboth Beach Elementary School in Rehoboth, at The Theater at Epworth Church in Rehoboth Beach and at the Rusty Rudder “Inside Theater” in Dewey Beach. Plus there will be many local restaurants and bars offering great entertainment. Tickets may be purchased online or by phone. For more information visit

OCT 14  Painting with a Twist: Jazz Festival Painting

7pm at Painting with a Twist, 17723 Coastal Highway in Lewes. Chill out and create your own jazz painting masterpiece of Music Note Blues! For a complete schedule of classes visit

OCT 15  1st Annual King Cole Cannery Celebrity Chef Cook-off and Wine Basket Raffle

5- 7pm at the Milton Fire Hall. During this year’s Celebrity Chef Cook-off fundraiser, MHS will be raffling a dozen wine/gourmet baskets. Each basket is valued at $250 and includes four bottles of wine, a cookbook, and other gourmet offerings. The theme for the baskets is International Cities, including, of course, our very own Milton! The raffle drawing will be held during the Cook-off. Tickets will be limited to 200 guests. You may purchase your tickets for the Cook-off at the Milton Historical Society for $25 per guest at

OCT 15  2016 Delaware Wine and Beer Festival

12p-5pm. The festival, in its seventh year will take place at the new location of the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. Southern Maryland native Sam Grow will headline the Festival that highlights the state’s best offerings of wine, beer, and spirits. Confirmed participants include Blue Earl Brewing, Brimming Horn Meadery, Mispillion River Brewing, Evolution Craft Brewing, Brickworks, Painted Stave Distilling, Harvest Ridge Winery, Fordham and Dominion Brewing Company, Beach Time Distilling, and many more. A wide range of Delaware’s food culture, including barbecue, seafood, and fried dishes, will be served by familiar as well as new food vendors. Games, activities, and other live performances will also be a part of the festival experience. Tickets are currently on sale for $35 at Day of the event tickets will be $40. Each ticket includes 10 tastings.

OCT 15  Country Barn Dance

5-10pm at Irish Eyes in Lewes. Presented by Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding, enjoy BBQ, and music by Clifford Keith and the Federal Street Band, a live auction, raffles, a cash bar and line dancing.

OCT 15  Coastal Concerts, American Brass Quintet

7:00pm at Bethel United Methodist Church Hall Fourth & Market Streets in Lewes. All brass lovers take note. Coastal Concerts opens its 2016-2017 season with one of the premier chamber music ensembles of our time, the internationally celebrated American Brass Quintet with With Kevin Cobb and Louis Hanzlik on trumpets, Eric Read on French horn, Michael Powell on trombone and John D. Rojak on bass trombone.

OCT 15  Painting with a Twist: Open Studio

1pm at Painting with a Twist, 17723 Coastal Highway in Lewes. Open Studio is for experienced painters, a DIY style class where you paint on your own. We provide canvas and supplies, and an instructor will help you choose the right paint colors and give you general advice. This class does not have step-by-step instruction. Adults only class age 18+. For a complete schedule of classes visit

OCT 17  Painting with a Twist: Senior Special

12pm at Painting with a Twist, 17723 Coastal Highway in Lewes. We’re painting Pomegranates on Gold! Just $30. For a complete schedule of classes visit

OCT 22  Willie Nelson Tribute Band

7:30pm. Jimmie Wilson’s Heartfelt Tribute to Willie Nelson will bring Willie’s Road Show into the Schwartz Center, and your heart and soul when you hear him sing such favorites as “On The Road Again”, “Blue Eyes”, “Crying In The Rain”, “Whiskey River”, “Always On My Mind”, and “All Of Me”…We’ll bet you can’t tell the difference!

OCT 22-23  Delaware Resorts 55+ Expo

Sat: 10am-6pm/Sun.11-3pm at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes. Find a wide range of organizations and companies serving the regional 55+ community will be participating in the weekend event. Exhibitors include medical facilities and services, home health care agencies, lifestyle coaches, physical fitness programs, 55+ residential communities, realtors, home builders, developers, financial and home service companies. FREE Admission, FREE parking, Gifts & Prizes.

OCT 23  Painting with a Twist: Paint Your Pet

1pm at Painting with a Twist, 17723 Coastal Highway in Lewes. Our most personal class! You email us a photo of your pet. An artist will sketch your pet & recommend the paint palette. Artists will demonstrate painting techniques & help people individually. Seats are limited. For a complete schedule of classes visit

OCT 27  Painting with a Purpose to Benefit Relay for Life

6:30pm at Painting with a Twist, 17723 Coastal Highway in Lewes. Join us to support this great cause. 50% of proceeds to benefit Relay for Life. For a complete schedule of classes visit

OCT 28-30  27th Annual Seawitch Festival and Fiddlers Convention

The Annual Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddlers' Festival® is produced by the Rehoboth Beach - Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce. For more information, please call 302-227-6446. For information on multi-event sponsorship visit

OCT 29  The Rocky Horror Picture Show

10pm. LET"S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN! The Rocky Horror Picture Show is back by popular demand at the Schwartz Center, complete with the movie and the shadow cast "Formal Dress Optional", Delaware's longest running cast with over 13 years of experience. If you have seen the show, come dressed and ready, but if you are, we recommend looking online at the Virgin's Guide to Rocky Horror. “If you’re a freak or a geek, if you’re strange or deranged, if you feel like an outsider then come along, climb aboard...for I would like, if I may, to take you on a very strange journey.”

NOV 4  Chicago Tribute Band

7:30pm. Beginnings is tightly woven structure of intellectual musical talent rarely seen in today’s music world, either in the original or tribute arenas. Their performance at the Schwartz Center will bring to life the music of CHICAGO, and exceptionally recreate every decade of the band’s hits. The music of CHICAGO is truly wonderful, especially when performed by this talented group of musicians – Beginnings.

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