Weekend Update: October 18th-20th


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.

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