Classes at Seaford Gallery 107 The following classes are scheduled for February at Seaford Gallery 107 which is located at 324 High St., Seaford. Hours are 1-5 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Classes are conducted around the corner at 105 Pine St. For more details, visit nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. Children's classes
Questions: Call Karen at 302-236-7226 or email email@example.com. Special classes
- Saturday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Children's Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10 and up, $40, includes supplies and light lunch.
- Sunday, Feb. 10, 1-3 p.m. - Acrylic Pouring Class - Join your friends and learn how to make jewelry from dried acrylic paint "skins." Tuition is $20, to be paid at the Gallery to ensure enrollment. All materials supplied. For questions, call Judy Cullen at 410-896-9163.
- Canvas and Coffee on Friday mornings is currently full and not accepting new students at this time.
Harlem Wizards game A Harlem Wizards basketball game will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17, at Seaford High School. The event is being sponsored by the West Seaford Elementary PTO and all proceeds will benefit the students. Tickets can be purchased online at harlemwizards.thundertix.com/events/136707.
AARP Tax-Aide program The AARP Tax-Aide program will be preparing free tax returns at the Seaford Elks Club for the 2018 tax season. IRS certified counselors will be available to prepare returns starting Feb. 6 and every Wednesday until April 3. Appointments are required and can be made by calling June at 302-381-1841. Taxpayers are required to show a government issued photo ID plus their social security card(s). Please bring your 2018 tax information and your 2017 tax return.
Kiwanis Club scholarships The Kiwanis Club of Seaford is offering three scholarships to graduating seniors residing within the boundaries the Seaford School District or attending Seaford High School. Two scholarships are funded by the Seaford Kiwanis Foundation and will be $4,000 each. The third scholarship for $4,000 is funded by the Seaford Kiwanis Foundation and the Janosik Foundation. Scholarship applications are available at high school guidance offices or by contacting Fred Glime at 302-629-3652. The application deadline is April 5.
Piano lessons for adults 50+ The Laurel Public Library is partnering with Mount Pisgah AME Church, Saint Philip's Episcopal Church and the Laurel Senior Center to provide piano lessons for adults age 50+. Lessons begin the week of Feb. 18 and continue for 10 weeks. Any adult who wishes to learn to play the piano can sign up for free lessons at any of the sites. Lessons will be held in Laurel at Mount Pisgah AME Church on Mondays at 5:30 p.m.; at the Laurel Senior Center on Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m.; and at the Laurel Public Library on Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. Lessons will also be held weekly at Saint Philip's Episcopal Church on a day and time to be determined. To sign up, visit the library or call 302-875-3184 and choose the day and time of your choice. This program is made possible through a grant from Impact1890-A National Lutheran program, a grant-making organization of National Lutheran Communities & Services.
Afternoon of Nostalgia Paul Laurence Dunbar School, the oldest primary school in Laurel, served the African-American community in Laurel for grades 1 through 11 from around 1921 until school integration opened the school for all children in pre-K, kindergarten, and first grade. For more than 50 years after that, more generations of children passed through its halls until Dunbar closed its doors in June 2018 and was decommissioned as a school by the State of Delaware. The building is soon to be renovated and repurposed as the new home of the Laurel Police Department. Before the renovations begin, the Town of Laurel and the Laurel Historical Society invite the public to an afternoon of nostalgia, 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Paul Laurence Dunbar School building. Alumni, family of alumni, teachers, administrators, and everyone interested in the history of Laurel: bring your photos, yearbooks, and other memorabilia and help us take a walk down memory lane - well, down West 6th Street.
Dance at the Legion Laurel American Legion Post 19 will hold a dance featuring On The Edge on Saturday, March 9, at the Legion located at 12168 Laurel Rd., Laurel. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., food will be available for purchase at 6. Dancing is from 7-11 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Call the Legion for tickets at 302-875-9948.
The ARK seeks volunteers The ARK Educational Resource Center After-School program in Laurel is accepting volunteer applications for the following positions within the non-profit organization:
If interested, call Joyce Sessoms, director, Monday through Thursday, at 302-715-5318. Serious inquiries only please.
- Board of Directors - adults and students in grades 10-12 (applicants - 2-3 year term)
- Tutors - math and reading (September through June)
- General duties - office assistant
LHS sponsors book presentation The Laurel Historical Society is sponsoring a presentation by Michael J. Nazarewycz about his book, Historic Movie Theaters of Delaware, at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at St. Philips Church in Laurel. The presentation includes dinner and a book signing. Nazarewycz's book, which looks at Delaware theater history beginning in 1868, delves into the histories of 150 theaters through 2017, as well as the history and evolution of moviegoing in the state. Cost is $40 per person and books will be available for $20 (cash only) per copy. Space is limited. Payment should be mailed to the Laurel Historical Society at PO Box 102, Laurel, DE 19956 by March 8, or made online at www.laurelhistoricalsociety.org.
Home and Garden Expo Four Seasons Gardeners of Heritage Shores will host a Home and Garden Expo on Saturday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Heritage Shores Ballroom in Bridgeville. Admission is free.
- Family Fun Night - Our next event is Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 6-8 p.m. at the library. Join us for "Dinner and a Show, Featuring Cascading Carlos." This program is free and open to the public. To ensure we have enough food for everyone, we are asking for RSVP's by Saturday, Feb. 16. Contact the circulation desk at 302-337-7401, ext. 101 to RSVP.
- Woodbridge School District Referendum Presentation - Woodbridge School District Superintendent Heath Chasanov will have presentations to review the current financial position of the district and the need for an upcoming referendum in March. The presentations will be held in the library on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
- African Americans and the Civil War - Mark your calendars for a lecture/discussion on "African Americans and the Civil War" funded by the Delaware Humanities Forum to be held on Tuesday, March 19 at 6 p.m.
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.
Community Addictions Forum The Community Addictions Forum will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, in Camelot Hall at St. Stephen's Church in Delmar, Del. Guest speaker will be from the Home of Hope Center in Bridgeville, which is a place for women, including pregnant women and those with children, to receive help and hope to overcome addiction. A donation of diapers is appreciated. These meetings are sponsored by the GFWC Delmar New Century Club and supported by St. Stephen's Church. Anyone is welcome to attend. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month.
Ladies Auxiliary Quarter Auction Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will host a quarter auction on Tuesday, March 26, at the Delmar Fire Department. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and auction starts at 6:30. Items for bid include Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Initials Inc., Color Street Nails, Scentsy, Perfectly Posh, Thirty-One Gifts and more. Paddle reservation slip is $5 and additional paddles may be purchased at the door. For more information and tickets, call 443-493-3153 or 410-896-3280, or contact any auxiliary member.
Beef and Dumpling Dinner The Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary Beef and Dumpling Dinner will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets. Adults, $14; children ages 6-12, $7; and children 5 and under, free. Carry-outs are $14. For tickets, call 443-493-3153 or 410-896-3280 or contact any auxiliary member.
Quarter Auction The Fifth Annual Quarter Auction benefitting the New Century Club will be held on March 9 at the Delmar VFW, located at 200 West State Street in Delmar, Md. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the auction starts at 5 p.m. The cost for the first paddle in advance is $5, $5 at the door. Each additional paddle will cost $3 each. There will be over 100 items. Call Heather at 443-849-2612 for nore information.
$1 Community Dinners The community is invited to dine at First State Community Action Agency, 308 N. Railroad Ave., Georgetown, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21. First State Community Dinners are open to the public and are held every third Thursday of the month. Guests receive a hearty, full course meal for $1 per person. Seating is limited. Reservations are not required. For more information, call MaryAnn Morris at 302-856-7761, ext. 139
Photo Beach Bash 2019 The Coastal Camera Club will hold its Photo Beach Bash on Sunday, March 24, at the Atlantic Sands Hotel and Conference Center in Rehoboth Beach. Doors open at 8 a.m. Explore and expand your photographic horizons. Learn the tips and techniques of the pros and imagine how you can take your images beyond the ordinary. Presenters include Rad Drew, Derek "Chase" Fahsbender, Jay Fleming and Joe Brady. In addition, there will be exhibitors of photographic equipment, a raffle and door prizes, a flea market, image critiques and other related activities. Tickets, which are $25 per person until Feb. 28 and $30 thereafter, may be purchased online at www.coastalcameraclub.com/activities/photo-beach-bash. Click on eventbrite. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on a cash only basis. Two workshops will be presented on Saturday, March 23 at the Atlantic Sands Hotel and Conference Center. For more information, contact Phil Mandel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Web presentation The Sussex County Genealogical Society continues a full program of activities, to be highlighted on Saturday, Feb. 16 by an interactive web presentation by Craig R. Scott, President and CEO of Heritage Books. He will speak on "Finding Women: Maiden Name Not Known." The program is at 10 a.m. at the Lewes Public Library, and all are welcome. Also happening are monthly sessions of Genealogist in Residence at the Lewes History Museum, Genie Bytes and Roots Magic Software Support Group at the Milton Library, and informal help sessions held at the Ocean Pines, Selbyville, and Bridgeville libraries. A special interest group about DNA is also being planned. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org.
AARP Smart Driver instructors Help improve driver safety in your community by volunteering with AARP Driver Safety to be an instructor for the AARP Smart Driver classroom course. No special skills or AARP membership needed. Training is easy and all resources are provided. Visit aarp.org/ADSvolunteer.
Caregiver Workshops Easterseals Delaware & Maryland's Eastern Shore is hosting monthly Caregiver Workshops in New Castle and Sussex counties. The workshops in Georgetown will take place every third Thursday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at 22317 DuPont Blvd. Topics include caregiver planning, learning about the many facets of hospice and how to prevent falls. For more information, call 302-221-2087 or email email@example.com. To learn more about how Easterseals helps children and adults with disabilities, call 1-800-677-3800 or visit www.de.easterseals.com.
NARFE meeting NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association) Western Sussex Chapter 1992 will meet Monday, Feb. 18 at noon, at Pizza King in Seaford. A representative from H&R Block will talk about changes in the 2018 income tax.
Democratic Committee meeting Registered Democrats living in the 36th Representative District are encouraged to attend the February meeting of the RD at Arenas Restaurant in Milford on Monday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be County Chairperson Jane Hovington. Participants are encouraged to partake of the optional Dutch treat dinner at the restaurant.
League of Women Voters Fun Lunch The League of Women Voters of Sussex County will hold a Fun Lunch at noon on Friday, Feb. 22, at The Cottage Cafe Restaurant in Bethany Beach. Guests are welcome. Register online at eventbrite.com/e/lwvsc-february-fun-lunch-tickets-55547933364 or visit sussexlwv.org for more information.
Caregiver's Support Group Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or any form of dementia, is a constant challenge and our Caregiver's Support Group can help. The group meets at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Manor House in Seaford. The next meeting will be held on Feb. 19. For more information, contact Manor House Chaplain Paul Rosa at 302-628-5602.
Conservation District meeting The Sussex Conservation District will hold its Local Workgroup Meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m., at the USDA Agriculture Service Center in Georgetown. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss current USDA Farm Bill Programs that are administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) as well as the local conservation needs/resource concerns in Sussex County to be considered for inclusion in future programs. The outcomes of this meeting will be included in the discussion at the State Technical Committee meeting this spring. To RSVP and if you require special accommodations, call Bobbi Heck at 302-259-7455.
Widowed Persons meeting Seaford chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. Planned guest speaker is Amber Brown, Stroke Coordinator from Nanticoke Hospital. Widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.
9-12 Delaware Patriots meetings The 9-12 Delaware Patriots will meet on Thursday, Feb. 14 at Captain's Pizza & Grill in Long Neck. Meetings start at 7:15 p.m. Come early for dinner and fellowship. All are welcome. Guest speaker will be Michael Peroutka, Esq., co-founder of The Institute on the Constitution. Peroutka will speak on the American view of law and liberty. Mitch Denham from Delaware Gun Rights will give an update. For more information, visit www.9-12 delawarepatriots.com.
Optimist Club of Sussex County The Optimist Club of Sussex County will meet the first and third Mondays of each month at J.D. Shuckers in Georgetown from 5:30-7:30 p.m. All Sussex County residents who would like to promote optimism and help children develop to their fullest potential are invited to join. For more information, contact Sussexoptimist@gmail.com.
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 more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687, John Kisser at 629-6083 or Peter Singleton at 745-5316.
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.
Christian Writers Fellowship Vine and Vessels Christian Writers Fellowship offers support, networking and opportunities to aspiring wrpoets.If you possess a God-given talen and a passionate desire for writing, this group is for you. Seize this opportunity to grow yourcreative writing skills and connect with other writers. Meetings are held on the fourth Saturday of each month at the Seaford Library & Cultural Center from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Contact Joyce Sessoms at 382-9904 or Betty L. Ricks-Jarman at 448-5939 for more info.
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.
Overeaters Anonymous Do you have a problem with food? Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who meet to support each other in facing this issue in our lives. The group meets Thursday evenings at Milford Memorial Hospital in the Grier Building room 207, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Please call Carol at 302-245-3766 with any questions or to learn more.
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 Lewes Public Library. Visitors are welcome. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org.
Sussex County Marines Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at the VFW Virgil Wilson Post 4961, Middleford Road, Seaford.
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.
Read Aloud Delaware Read Aloud Delaware seeks volunteers who love to read to children. Volunteers usually read one to two hours per week in local child care centers or elementary schools. Sign up online at www.readalouddelaware.org or call 302-856-2527 for more information.
Writers' Group Kingdom Writers Fellowship (KWF), a Christian group of aspiring writers, is welcoming new members. If you enjoy writing, want to develop your skills, and would like the encouragement and support of a small group, consider visiting KWF. Meetings are held monthly on the second Tuesday evening at 6, at the Alliance Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford. For more information, call Teresa at 302-841-2432 or Eva at 302-858-2239.
Corvette Club new meeting place The Beachcombers Corvette Club of Southern Delaware meets the first Thursday of each month. Join us at our new location, Mulligan's Pointe, 22426 Sussex Pines Rd., Georgetown (formerly Sussex Pines Country Club). Dinner is at 6 p.m. and the meeting is at 7. For more information, visit www.beachcomberscorvetteclub.org or call Dennis at 302-228-4443.
Alzheimer's support Milton Senior Center located at 24855 Broadkill Road hosts an Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group on the second Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. This is a free program and any interested persons are urged to attend. If you are caring for someone who has any type of dementia, this is the time to get all your questions answered. There is no registration required, just show up. We hope to see you there. There are more than five million Americans who had Alzheimer's disease (AD) now, and, by mid-century, that number will triple - up to about 16 million. Women are almost twice as likely as men to develop AD and account for almost two thirds of those five million.
Philadelphia Flower Show bus trip The Spade & Trowel Garden Club is sponsoring a bus trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show on Thursday, March 7. The bus leaves Seaford at 9:30 a.m. from the Lowes parking lot. Cost is $60 per person. For more information, call Mary Noel at 302-337-1054.
AARP sponsors trip AARP #1276 is sponsoring a trip on May 7-11, to "The Ark Encounter." Cost is $660/double and $899/single. Cost includes bus, hotels, tickets, gratuities and some meals. For more information, contact J. Hickman at 410-749-2147.
Virginia International Tattoo On April 28, the Seaford WPS is sponsoring a trip to the Virginia International Tattoo at the Scope in Norfolk, The Tattoo is a performance by military bands, color guards, and drill teams, drum corps, bagpipers, singer, and dancers from around the world, many from the U.S. With over 750 performers, it is a trip you will not want to miss. The cost is $112 and includes a buffet lunch, Navy base tour, Tattoo Hullabaloo, show, and all gratuities. For additional information, call Fran at 629-4416.
Trip to Philadelphia Flower Show The Cheer Travel Club will sponsor its third annual bus trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show on Monday, March 4. The Flower Show, a top destination horticultural event since 1829, attracts thousands of visitors annually to the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This year's theme is "Flower Power." Woodstock fans, bell bottoms, and themes conveying community, healing, peace, and hope will be featured through beautiful displays of flowers. The power of flowers will extend to all parts of the show, including horticulture, color, scent, and more. The bus will depart at 8 a.m. on March 4 from the Warren L. and Charles C. Allen, Jr. Cheer Community Center in Georgetown and return around 6 p.m. Cost is $55 per person. Lunch will be on your own. The public is invited to enjoy this venture. To make your reservation, call Robin Greene at 302-515-3063. All proceeds benefit the services of Cheer, Inc.
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.
Sussex County Stamp Club The Sussex County Stamp Club meets the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. John's 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.
Transportation for veterans In Sussex County there are several transportation opportunities available for our veterans. One of them is located in Seaford. This eight passenger van carries veterans to and from the VA Hospital in Elsmere and to and from the VA Clinic in Dover. It tries to operate on Mondays and Wednesdays but will transport at other times if needed. If you need this transportation, call the dispatcher at 302-858-7588.