Saving the Monarch Butterfly Join Mike McFarlin who has single-handedly raised hundreds of monarchs each summer in an attempt to repopulate Delawares monarch population during a presentation at the Seaford Library on Monday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. This is the first presentation of the 2018 Reclaim Our River-Nanticoke (ROR Nanticoke) program. Come learn about this majestic butterflys migration routes, raising monarchs from eggs, feeding and, ultimately, releasing the developed butterfly. Free milkweed seeds while supplies last. Come early to visit information tables. For more information, contact Alice Mohrman at 422-0847 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Philip Miller at 739-9939 or Philip.email@example.com.
Bingo Night The Seaford Kiwanis Clubs annual Bingo Night will be held on Saturday, March 10, at the Seaford Moose Lodge, 22759 Bridgeville Hwy. (old Rt. 13N), Seaford. Prizes include Longaberger, Vera Bradley handbags and Wusthof Knives. There will also be a silent auction, raffle prizes, and many door prizes. Refreshments will be available. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7. Tickets, which are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, are available at Soil Service (629-7054), or from any Kiwanis member. For more information, call 542-6245. Participants must be 18 to play.
Spaghetti dinner VFW Auxiliary Post 4961, 9767 Middleford Rd., Seaford, will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25. Adults are $8, children ages 12 and under are $6.
Free tax returns The AARP Tax-Aide program will be preparing free tax returns at the Seaford Elks Club for the 2017 tax season. IRS certified counselors will be available to prepare returns starting Feb. 7, and every Wednesday until April 4. Appointments are required and can be made by calling Pat James at 245-2320. Taxpayers are required to show a government issued photo ID plus their social security card(s). Please bring your 2017 tax information and your 2016 tax return.
Seaford Gallery 107 classes The following classes are scheduled for February at Seaford Gallery 107. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The Gallery, which is located at 324 High St., Seaford, is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Classes are conducted around the corner at 105 Pine St. Special classes: Saturday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 6-9, $40, includes supplies and light lunch. Saturday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10-14, $40, includes supplies and light lunch. Call Karen at 302-236-7226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Ongoing classes: Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.
Basket Bingo The Seaford Lions Club will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at the Seaford Moose Lodge, Rt. 13A, Seaford. The Basket Bingo will consist of 20 games and will feature several Longaberger baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door.Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Longaberger large wreath basket. Attendees are encouraged to donate a gently used pair of prescription eyewear to support the Lions Recycle For Sight initiative. A special drawing will be held for everyone who donates eyewear. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, contact any Seaford Lions Club member or call 629-4179 or email KLHoch@msn.com.
Valentines Day Dinner/Dance The Twinkle Dance Club of Laurel will hold a Valentines Day Dinner/Dance on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., at the Laurel American Legion Post 19, Rte. 24, Laurel. Enjoy a buffet dinner followed by dancing with music provided by DJ Norm.Also enjoy a large variety of dance styles.Dancers of all abilities are welcome.Dress code is jacket and tie and dressy casual. Must be at least 21 to attend. A cash bar is provided by theLegion. Reservations must be madeby Saturday, Feb. 3.No tickets will be sold at the door. For tickets, call Edith Snedecor at 877-0618. Visit our Facebook page, Twinkle Club Laurel DE, or our website, www.twinkleclub.org.
Oyster Sandwich Fry Members of Hope Masonic Lodge #4 located at 102 West Sixth St., Laurel, will hold their monthly oyster sandwich fry at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20. Fried oyster, crab, and soft crab sandwiches as well as cream of crab soup will be available. Members of Delmar Adah Chapter #5 will sell desserts.
Essential Oils Make and Take The Laurel Public Library is hosting Essential Oils Make and Take on Saturday, Jan. 20. The program features doTERRA Wellness Advocate explaining the basics of essential oils and the opportunity for attendees to make a sample of an essential oil. The event, held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., is free, and registration is required. Please call 302-875-3184, e-mail email@example.com or visit the library to sign up.
Quarter Auction A quarter auction will take place Jan. 26 at the Laurel Fire Hall, with doors opening at 6 p.m/ and the auction starting promptly at 7 p.m. Ticket is $5 including one paddle and each additional paddle will be $3. All proceeds to benefit Laurel Lions community service projects for more information contact Wendy 302-875-3902 or Jim at 302- 841-8874. Raffle tickets on sale also for 43 inch Sharp Flat Screen TV.
Fishing Expo The Big Mouth Lures will sponsor a fishing expo Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Laurel Fire Hall from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. You can buy, sell, and trade all types of fishing equipment. Exhibit space can be rented. Food will be available for purchase. Admission is $4 for adults, children under 14 are free. For more information call 302-344-1827 or 302-745-4668. Visit www.bigmouthlures.com.
The Studio in Bridgeville The Studio in Bridgeville offers the following art classes. For more information, call Grace at 228-7859. Creative Weekly Art Classes - We will use a multitude of mediums, styles and techniques to complete projects such as drawing, painting, mixed media, 3D projects and crafts. Ages 6+. On Mondays, 1-3 p.m. or 3-5 p.m., year round. Adult Art Classes - Adults can focus on specific art techniques or complete interest based projects. On the first Friday of the month, 6-8 p.m. Private Art Instruction - Customized individual classes to meet your needs. Other classes and times available upon request or find new events online at www.facebook.com/fromthestudios.
Ground Hog Day Yard Sale The Greenwood Memorial VFW Auxiliary of Post 7478 invites the public to its annual Ground Hog Day Indoor Yard Sale on Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Post at the corner of Governors Ave. and Mill St. in Greenwood.Set up begins at 8 a.m., doors open to the public at 8:30 a.m. and the event concludes at 2:30 p.m. Tables and table space (if vendors bring their own table/displays) are rented at $10 each. Accepting cash only for table/space rental, and payment due before vendors set up.First come, first served regarding rental requests.There will be baked goods, food for sale and coffee, water, and soda and a 50/50 raffle held on site and drawn at 2 p.m. Yard Sale tables and new sale items tables are welcome. Proceeds support programs for veterans and active duty military personnel. For more info contacts: Pres. Margo Ellers (302-883-4922) or Sec. Michaele Russell (302-349-4220). They will be unavailable Jan. 20Ð26.
Ruritan Breakfast Buffet The Ruritan will resume its monthly breakfast buffet on the last Sunday of the month at the Galestown Community Center, 5538 Schoolhouse Rd., Galestown, Md. The breakfast will be held from 7 to 10 a.m. on the following Sundays: Jan. 28, Feb. 25, March 25, April 29 and May 27 - weather permitting. The menu includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, creamed chipped beef, biscuits and sticky buns.
Seniors meet for lunch Social seniors of the Lunch Bunch meet at 11:30 a.m. for lunch each Thursday. On Jan. 25, we gather at Millsboro Pizza Palace, Rte. 113, Millsboro. All seniors are welcome. For more information, call Regina at 302-280-6199.
CHEER Spring Craft Show CHEER, Inc. will host its annual Spring Craft and Hobby Show on Saturday, March 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Warren L. and Charles C. Allen, Jr. CHEER Community Center on Sand Hill Road, east of Georgetown. The show is free and open to the public.
Merchandise ranges from books, baseball cards, toys, woodworking and t-shirts to leather goods, magazines, antiques, military memorabilia, jewelry, and much more. Vendors who wish to participate may contact Florence Mason at 302-515-3045 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Eight-foot tables are $35 for those selling items and $30 for people who only want to showcase their hobby. Additional tables are available at $10 each, electrical outlet use is $5 extra.
Volunteer with Read Aloud Delaware Read Aloud Delaware is looking for volunteers who love to read to children. Volunteers usually read one to two hours per week at local childcare centers.Sign up online at www.readalouddelaware.org or call 856-2527for more information.
Imagination Library donation The Caroline County Public Library has partnered with Dolly Partons Imagination Library to provide a specially selected book each month for a preschool child until their fifth birthday. A tax-deductible gift of $25 will provide a high quality, age-appropriate book each month for one year, mailed directly to a Caroline County childs home. Stop by the Caroline County Public Library, pick an Imagination Library train from the tree, and share the joy of reading.
Trip to see Jesus Trip to Sight & Sound Theatre to see Jesus on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Cost per person is $129, which includes a smorgasbord meal before the show at Shady Maple. Complete payment must be made by Monday, Jan. 15. For more information, call 629-7180.
SCRWC to install officers The next meeting of the Sussex County Republican Women (SCRWC) will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Kings Creek Country Club in Rehoboth Beach. The focus of the meeting will be the installation of the new officers by State Representative Ruth Briggs King. The officers were elected in November to serve in 2018-2019. Join us for this informative program. The cost of the luncheon is $25 per person. For required reservations, contact Carole Andrejko at email@example.com or 302-945-8737. For more information about the SCRWC, visit www.SCRWC.NET.
Overeaters Anonymous Overeaters Anonymous, a fellowship of individuals who meet to support each other and and their issues with food, meet Thursday evenings at Milford Memorial Hospital in the Grier Building room 207, from 5:30-6:30. Call Carol at 302-245-3766 for more information.
Airport advisory meeting The Delaware Coastal Airport Advisory Committee meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, Delaware Coastal Airport, 21911 Rudder Ln., Georgetown. The meeting is open to the public.
Vets helping Vets A Vets Helping Vets meeting is held at 9:30 a.m. every Friday at the Hurlock American Legion Post 243 (next to the railroad tracks). Join us for coffee and donuts. Sometimes there is a speaker about different subjects. Keep your discharge or DD214 in a safe place as it can help get you many benefits. Come learn something and maybe you can teach us something.
Laurel Boy Scouts Laurel Boy Scouts meet Mondays at 7 p.m., upstairs at Centenary UMC. For more information, contact Cliff Alpert at 228-2390 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary meeting The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the second Sunday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Nanticoke River Yacht Club building located at the Nanticoke Marina in Blades. Visitors, guest and those interested in becoming members of the auxiliary are always welcome. For details and information contact Dave Nagle at 302-398-9279.
Sail & Power Squadron meeting The Nanticoke River Sail & Power Squadron (NRS&PS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. If you are interested in boating education and safety, and enjoy power boating, sailing or kayaking/canoeing, join us and participate in our classes and social outings. For info, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Charlie Larrimore at 381-8975.
Writers Group Kingdom Writers Fellowship, a Christian group of aspiring writers, is welcoming new members. If you enjoy writing, desire to improve your writing, and would like the encouragement and support of a small group, consider visiting KWF. Meetings are held monthly on the second Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Alliance Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford. For more information, call 858-2239 or 628-4594.
Toastmasters Club Southern Delaware Toastmasters Club meets at the Crossroad Community Church, Georgetown, on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. Toastmasters International, an educational, leadership and communication organization, has existed since 1924.
Self-paced computer training Learn basic and intermediate computer and information processing skills using computer assisted tutorials. Topics include computer basics, Microsoft Office, Internet search applications, email and more. A facilitator is available to get you started and answer questions. Prior computer experience is helpful but not required. Sessions are held Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m., in the Nason Room at the Seaford District Library. Call the Seaford Library at 629-2524 to reserve a seat. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Sewing classes Sign up for sewing classes at Butlers Sewing Center in the Nylon Capital Shopping Center in Seaford. The classes will benefit the beginners as well as the more experienced. Classes are through December. Come by or call Shirley Butler at 629-9155 and she will put you in the right class. Butlers also teaches quilting classes.
Ad Hoc Touring Company If you enjoy reading plays aloud, join the Ad Hoc Touring Company, an affiliate of Possum Point Players.The group meets the first Monday of each month at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown. To learn more about Ad Hoc, contact Roger Ault at 226-1118 or email@example.com.
Sea Purls meeting The Sea Purls Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown. Lunch is available. New members always welcome. For details, call Diane at 228-0235.
Broad Creek Grange Meeting The Broad Creek Grange meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month, at Broad Creek Grange Hall (11198 County Seat Hwy., Laurel). For more details, contact Mary Tress at 875-3326. Visitors are welcome.
Fight against illegal drugs The Sussex County Action Prevention Coalition (SCAPC) meets the first Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Lighted Pathway Building, 425 E. Stein Hwy., Seaford. The group is dedicated to the prevention of substance abuse, addictions and other life related problems. Their vision is to ensure that the residents of Sussex County have access to the resources, services, and prevention needed and to implement strategies that will result in the reduction of the abuse and misuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other substances.
Sussex County Stamp Club The Sussex County Stamp Club meets the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Johns Hall, The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 307 Federal St., Milton. Anyone with an interest in stamp collecting is invited to join. There is a stamp auction every meeting.
Explore your ancestry with SCGS The Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS), an organization dedicated to promoting genealogy and education to encourage and instruct in genealogical research, can help you search your ancestry. SCGS holds monthly membership meetings from September to May that feature informative presentations. General meetings take place on the third Saturday of each month at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Visitors are welcome. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org.