Weekend Update: October 18th-20th


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If you’re looking for something fun or different to do this weekend, check out these local options:

Saturday, October 19th: Delmarva’s Best Ghost Stories
With Halloween just around the corner, head to Wilmington University (41 Rehoboth Ave) in Rehoboth Beach to beef up your repertoire.  This workshop includes ghost stories from Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  Stories include Bigg Lizz, Patty Cannon, the haunted governor’s mansion, Fort Delaware, phantoms at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry and more.  Cost is $25 and you must be preregistered to attend.  The workshop runs from 11am-noon.  Call 302-227-6295 to register.

Saturday, October 19th: Herbal Soap Making from Scratch
You can learn the secrets of handcrafted soap in this introductory course.  The class includes hands on demonstrations and instruction about ingredients, safety, and more.  Attendees will take home their own freshly made soap to cure and cut at home.  This class will take place at “The Soap Fairy” in Milford Delaware and is sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach campus of Wilmington University.  Cost is $50 per person and includes all materials.  The class runs from 1pm-3pm and you must pre-register.  Call 302-227-6295 to register, and be sure to wear clothes that can get dirty.

Saturday, October 19th: Wine, Cheese, and Beer Tasting
The Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park will host their 8th annual Wine, Cheese & Beer Tasting at the Officer’s Club in Cape Henlopen from 4pm-6pm.  Admission is $20 in advance or $24 at the door.  You can purchase tickets (which also cover your entrance to the park) at the park office or the Lewes Chamber of Commerce.

Saturday, October 19th: Haunted Southern Delaware Tour
Another great way to prepare for Halloween, the Sussex Heritage Tour Series will explore the topic of “Haunted Southern Delaware” this weekend.  The tour runs from 4pm-10:30pm and begin and end at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal in Lewes.  Stops on this tour include the Cannonball House in Lewes, haunted hotels, Unknown Sailors Graveyard and more.  Tickets are $40 and must be purchased in advance.  Dinner is included in the price.  You can claim one of the limited spaces by calling the Lewes Historical Society at 302-645-7670 ext. 10.

Saturday, October 19th: Orion String Quartet
If classical music is more your style, Coastal Concerts presents the Orion String Quartet at 7pm on Saturday night.  The concert takes place at Bethel United Methodist Church (Fourth & Market Streets) in Lewes.  Tickets are $30 to see one of America’s top chamber ensembles perform.

Sunday, October 20th: Birding Field Trip
Birding guides will lead a Birding Field Trip from 8am-noon at the Prime Hook National Wild Life Refuge.  Come prepared for any weather and learn about the bird species that frequent the refuge in fall.  Bring your binoculars, field guide and a spotting scope if you have one.  Materials will be available to borrow if you don’t have your own.  Trips are free and open to everyone.  Call 302-684-8419 if you have any questions.

Thinking of buying or selling a home in Sussex County?  Give us a call at Cooper Realty Associates and put us to work for you – 302-644-2266.

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Weekend Update: July 19th-21st


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Thursday, July 18th:  Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Head to Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge Thursday for several fun, free events.
Birding Field Trip:  This trip is led by local birding guides.  Bring binoculars, a field guide and a spotting scope if you have one.  The trip is free and open to the public.  Meet at the refuge office 10-15 minutes ahead of schedule and come dressed weather appropriately.  The trip will run approximately 8am-11am.
Pondside Adventures:  Discover what types of insects and aquatic life are in the area from 1:30pm-2:30pm.  Footwear that can get wet is required, no flip flops.  Sunscreen and hats are recommended.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information about these or other activities at the Refuge, call 302-684-8419.

Friday, July 19th: Nate Myers & The Aces
Head to Canalfront Park in Lewes for a free Americana/blues inspired concert sponsored by Dogfish Head Brewery.  The show begins at 6:30pm.  Don’t forget a lawn chair and some bug spray!

Saturday, July 20th: The Sound of Music
Local theatre company, Clear Space will perform the classic Broadway production, The Sound of Music on the Freeman Stage at Bayside (31750 Lake View Drive in Selbyville).  Show begins at 7pm.  Cost is $10 per person, but kids 18 and under are free.  Don’t forget lawn chairs!

Saturday, July 20th:  Everyday Magic Artwork
Millville Town Peddler and Reynolds’ Back Door Surfboards will host artist Sharon O’Bien Huey and her “Everyday Magic Artwork” for a month-long exhibit.  This artist reception will kick off the event at 4pm with a meet the artist.  Admission to both the reception and the month-long show are free.  Come and enjoy the art, reception, specials and refreshments.  The event will be held at 35308 Atlantic Ave. in Millville.

All Weekend: Free Concerts at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand
Groove Train will perform a fun 70’s Disco & Funk show on Friday night, followed by a classic and modern rock performance by King’s Ransom on Saturday.  The Milford Community Band will wrap up the weekend with their performance on Sunday.  All concerts are free and begin at 8pm.

Thinking of buying or selling a home in Sussex County?  Give us a call at Cooper Realty Associates and put us to work for you – 302-629-6693.

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