Baldcypress Bluegrass Festival to benefit Delaware Wild Lands

Calendar of Events

CALENDAR OF EVENTS: The Baldcypress Bluegrass Festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m. May 21 at Roman Fisher Farm at the Great Cypress Swamp in Frankford.  Read more below.

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Edward Jones Financial Education Event – Preparing Your Estate Plan: 6 p.m., Edward Jones, 505 W. Market St., Suite 145, Georgetown. The special guest presenter is Cindy L. Szabo, Estate Planning Attorney. Designed to help people better understand the basics of estate planning so they can consider the options that make the most sense for their specific situations. Participants will learn what to consider when creating a will, the benefits of trusts in estate planning, how to help reduce taxes on estates and how insurance can help protect your family. RSVP for this free event at 856-3083.

“Designing Your Herb Garden”: 2 p.m., Milton Public Library, 121 Union Street, Milton. Gaye Mara, Master Gardener of Fairfax County Virginia and Sussex County Delaware and Edna “Eddie” Filemyr, Master Gardener of Washington State and Sussex County will talk about the location, design, hardscape, plant selection, the plan, and the actual planting of the plants. This is a free program. For more information, call Mary Hopkins, Director at 684-8856.

Delaware’s 20th Representative District Democratic Committee meeting: 5:30 p.m., Fish On Restaurant, 17300 Village Main Blvd., Lewes. Refreshments and dinner for those who are interested. Leslie Ledogar, featured speaker, will present “Combing Through the Sussex County Code” for the public at 6 p.m.

Community Dinner: 6-8 p.m., First State Community Action Agency, 308 N. Railroad Ave.,Georgetown. First State Community Dinners are held every third Thursday of each month.  Guests receive a hearty meal as well as nutrition information and budget-friendly shopping tips.  Open to all individuals and families for just $1 per person. Seating is limited. Call MaryAnn Morris at 856-7761 ext. 139 to reserve your seat today.

Revival House: 6 p.m., The Milton Theatre. “Don’t Hassle Me, I’m Local.” Screening: Screening the regions best of local filmmakers. Live music by Daniel Furst. Food by Tapas Catering. Art show, craft beer and wine pairings. Call 684-3038 or visit



Education Series on the Ornish Reversal Program – Making Exercise Accessible: 1:30-3 p.m., Beebe Healthcare, McCurry Conference Room, Rehoboth Beach. Learn how to get a good workout and improve your heart health at home with practically no equipment and very little space. RSVP by calling 645-3514.

Meet the Artist – Dorothy Dobbyn’s exhibit “Drawn To”: 12:30-2 p.m., The Upper Crust, 7 E. Market Street, Georgetown. Light refreshments will be served; there is no charge for the event.

Recital of the Arts: 7 p.m., The Milton Theatre. Featuring the Milton Theatre students. This review is a must-see performance direct from the studios. Call 684-3038 or visit



Nanticoke Indian Association yard sale: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nanticoke Indian Center on John J. Williams Highway. Rent tables for $15, or donate to the sale. Contact the Center at 945-3400 or email

CarFit Safety Program: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., CHEER Center on Sand Hill Road, Georgetown. CarFit is a free safety program for drivers over the age of 65. To register contact event coordinator and Beebe occupational therapist Alice Workman at 645-3100, ext. 2437 or by email at

AYCE Salad, Salad and More Salad: 4-6 p.m., Long Neck United Methodist Church, Long Neck Road. Dinner will include a variety of different types of salads. Tickets are adults $12; children 4 to 9 are $5 and children 3 and under are free. For more information, call the church office Monday, Thursday or Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 302-945-9453 or email

Baldcypress Bluegrass Festival: noon to 6 p.m., Roman Fisher Farm at the Great Cypress Swamp, 24558 Cypress Road, Frankford. To benefit Delaware Wild Lands. Featuring five bands – music all day long, craft brews and local wines, food trucks, games, vendors, tours of the Great Cypress Swamp. Tickets for adults are $25 in advance or $30 at the gate. Children ages 5–17 are $10. Kids under 5 are free. Tickets can be purchased at

Boats, Buttons, Beans, and Beer Walking Tours of Milton: 9:30 a.m., begins at Dogfish Head Brewery Steampunk Treehouse, 511 Chestnut St., Milton. The walk covers a little over a mile. The cost is $5 cash for non-Milton Historical Society members and free for members. Reservations are required. Reserve your tour by calling 684-1010 or by sending an email to

Recital of the Arts: 2 p.m., The Milton Theatre. Featuring the Milton Theatre students. This review is a must see performance direct from the studios. Call 684-3038 or visit

“Look at Me” by the Cape Henlopen High School Theatre Academy: 8 p.m., The Milton Theatre. A show created by students based on some very important life questions. Call 684-3038 or visit

Community Quilting Bee: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saint George’s Chapel, Harbeson. Sponsored by “Quilts of Love.” Quilts are given to infants and children in Sussex County. Bring a covered dish to share at lunch. For more information call Jan at 703-2107.



Delmarva Antique Bottle Club Show: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ellendale Fire Hall, 302 Main St., Ellendale. Admission $2, children under 12 with a parent are free. About 40 dealers the east coast will be selling old bottles, jars, insulators, stoneware, table-top antiques, and advertising items. Most of the categories of bottle collecting will be represented: milks, beer, soda, inks, food jars, poisons, figural, medicine and historical flasks. There will be a educational display created by DABC members showing various collectibles associated with bottle/insulator collecting.

Birding Field Trip: 8-11 a.m., Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Milton. 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. Trips are free, open to the public. Space is limited; pre-registration is required by calling the refuge office at 684-8419.

The Dogfish Head Bike to the Theatre Movie Series: 2 p.m., The Milton Theatre. “Quicksilver” (rated PG). Call 684-3038 or visit



The Milton Theatre Artist Showcase: 8 p.m., The Milton Theatre. An evening of live original music featuring performers and acts from across the region. Cash bar. Doors 7:30 p.m. A pay what you can event. Call 684-3038 or visit



Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary shoe sale: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bookhammer Outpatient Center Lobby on SR 24.

Communities That Care Summit: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Crossroad Community Church, Georgetown. The heroin epidemic in Sussex County is the discussion topic. Co-hosted by the Delaware Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse and Sussex County Health Coalition in partnership with Shift Destiny, Stein Highway Church of God, A.C.E Peer Resource Center, Love I.N.C, Code Purple, Attack Addiction and Sussex County Action Prevention Coalition (SCAPC).

The Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice Book Group meeting: 6-7:45 p.m., Lewes Library. This month’s selection is “The Milford Eleven,” by Orlando J. Camp and Ed Kee. This is a compelling story about how racism in a small town (Milford, Del.) changed the lives of eleven black students. For more information about SDARJ, go to



Beebe Healthcare Integrative Health Event – Lessons from the Near-Death Experience: 3-4 p.m., Lewes Public Library. Jayne Smith, a member of the International Association for Near-Death Studies ( shares her story to help others overcome the fear of death and focus on living a life of love. For more information or to register, call (302) 645-9150.

Healthy Families Dollar Dinner: 6-7 p.m., Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford. Beebe Healthcare’s Population Health Department will be on site to provide free community health screenings such as glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, body mass index, bone density, and flu shots.

Milton Garden Club fundraiser: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Irish Eyes, Union Street in Milton. Ten percent of all sales on food, take-out souvenirs and non-alcoholic beverages will be given to the club.  Friends and family is welcome.

Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary shoe sale: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Beebe Medical Center’s Sunshine Café, Savannah Road, Lewes.

Kirtan – Transcendental Jam Session: 6 p.m., The Milton Theatre. Kirtan is a form of devotional chanting whose roots go back over 5000 years to India. Followed by a complimentary vegetarian feast. A pay what you can event. Call 684-3038 or visit



Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary shoe sale: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bookhammer Outpatient Center Lobby on SR 24.

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