The month of May is a busy one for our charming local community in Sussex County. See what’s happening during the next several weeks on and near Fenwick Island, Delaware.

April 27: Delaware Goes to War

Back to World War II that is! Take a trip over to Fort Miles, located at Cape Henlopen State Park, for a chance to revist World War II with authentic re-enactors. Witness firing demonstrations, combat exercises and learn about garrison life. Tours of the Battery 519 Museum will also be available for $3 per person. Tickets can be purchased on site the day of the event.

April 27 at 10 am | Cape Henlopen State Park

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May 4: 9th Annual Gardening for the Bays Native Plant Sale

Each year, nurseries come together to offer thousands of plants, trees, shrubs, grasses and flowers to local residents. Come talk with the Delaware Nature Society as they present their Backyard Habitat Program and learn about our native flora. Take a walk along the trails of James Farm with the event’s chair, Pat Drizd. Enjoy a variety of food and drink options for hungry farmers including muffins and coffee for the early birds, brought to you by the Good Earth Market of Clarksville. Oh, and they’ll also have homemade root beer floats in Gardening for the Bays mugs! Are you convinced yet?

May 4 from 9 am to 1 pm | James Farm Ecological Preserve

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May 11: Celebrate EMS Day!

Join the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company as they present their EMS Day, “EMS: One Mission. One Team.” This open event is a free, community-wide and family-friendly educational event. It is open to the public! Get ready to witness a 911 Simulator, rescue helicopter landings and demonstrations, bike and highway safety instructions and don’t forget the best for last—food, balloons and special EMS t-shirts for all!

May 11 from 10 am to 2 pm | 215 Hollywood Street, Bethany Beach

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May 16: Coffee with Senator Hocker & Representative Gray

Grab a cup of coffee and come chat with Senator Hocker and Representative Gray as they take on your concerns and topics in this exclusive one-on-one discussion.

May 16 from 8 to 9 am | Fenwick Island Town Hall

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May 18: Beach Cleanup

Join fellow Fenwick Island residents for this annual Beach Cleanup event. Be sure to wear comfy clothes that can get dirty, along with a pair of heavy gloves. This event is crucial in keeping our Fenwick Island beaches clean and eco-friendly. This annual event always takes place the weekend before Memorial Day Weekend. It’s also a great way to show your support for our beloved island.

May 18 from 9 to 11 am | Dagsboro Street Beach

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May 18-31: “The Way We Worked” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition

Ocean View Old Town Hall will be hosting this free Smithsonian exhibit on Fridays through Sundays, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, May 18 through June 23. This exhibition will survey work in American culture and the importance of various changes in the workforce and work environments over the last 150 years. This exhibit will give viewers a chance to reflect on changing technology and how such advances have shaped the culture and workforce in America. Such aspects of the exhibit will include everything from child labor to dangerous workplace conditions to the farming culture and today’s diverse workplace. It will feature large-format pictures, interactive components and objects to exemplify how Americans identify with work, both as a community and as individuals in society.

Saturday May 18 through June 23 | Ocean View Town Hall

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