Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled for August at Seaford Gallery 107. Details are available online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. Gallery 107, which is located at 324 High St., Seaford, is open Thursdays and Fridays from 1-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Classes are conducted around the corner at 105 Pine St. Children's Classes: Call Karen Owens at 628-8656 for any upcoming classes in August. Ongoing Classes: 2:30 p.m. - Open studio time for artists of all media who wish to work in a group setting. The open studio will be available for individuals ages 16 and up who like to paint with others. No instruction will be available although you can learn more in a group setting. Cost is $5. Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.
Family Fun Day at VFW Saturday, August 6th, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Family Fun Day at the VFW, Middleford Road, Seaford, to benefit autism and special needs. Food vendors, corn hole, carnival games, bouncy house, dunking booth, water slide, horseshoes, cash bar, 50/50, live music. Everyone is welcome. For info call, 302-249-3565 or 302-650-9544.
1st Saturday in Seaford 1st Saturday in Seaford will be held on Aug. 6 from noon to 5 p.m. at the corner of High & Spring streets (site of the old Burton Bros. store). Enjoy Live Music by 15 String Band, food trucks, local wines and craft beer from Mispillion River Brewing Company and much more! 1st Saturday in Seaford is sponsored by Seaford Tomorrow. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/1stSaturdaySeaford.
40th class reunion The Seaford High School Class of 1976 will hold its 40th class reunion Friday, Aug. 5 through Sunday, Aug. 7. The cost is $45 each or $85 for a couple. Please send your checks, made out to Seaford Class of 1976 to Class of 1976 SHS; c/o Jeanne McMahon Griffith; 1100 Wythe Lane; Seaford, DE 19973. For more information go to Facebook: Seaford High School Class of '76 - call Dave Smith 410-726-7090 (cell) or Jeanne Griffith 302-228-3188 (cell).
Flea Market and Breakfast Seaford Women of the Moose, 22759 Bridgeville Hwy., Seaford, will hold a Flea Market and Breakfast at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13. Cost is $10 per table and the event is open to the public. Proceeds will benefit Mooseheart, Moosehaven and the community. For more information, call Nadine at 245-2043.
Fishing Derby for Kids Saturday, August 13, 10 a.m. - noon for ages 3-12. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., rain or shine. The derby will take place at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club next to Peninsula Oil. There will be a free picnic lunch for the entire family. Bring your own pole and fishing gear or some will be available to borrow, first come, first served. There will be prizes and awards. For more information, call Randy Chapman at 302-519-9513.
Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta Join the Reclaim Our River-Nanticoke's 3rd Annual Recycle Cardboard Boat Race on Saturday, Aug. 6. from noon to 3 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Public Marine Park, 26 N. Market St., Blades, by paddling your own recycled cardboard boat or cheering the racers. Start collecting your cardboard to construct your own boat for you, your family, your friends or your business/club. Save money with early registration or the new Challenge Form. Food will be provided by Blades UMC. Call Matt at 422-0847. ext. 102 (or email@example.com) for questions/registration. Watch a time-elapsed video of boat construction at www.delawarewatersheds.org.
Summer concerts at Trap Pond Trap Pond State Park in Laurel will host the following summer concerts on Saturdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. through Sept. 3. Aug. 6 - Smooth Sound Dance Band (swing band) Sept. 3 - The Reminders - Americana/blues/country/gospel
Oyster Sandwich Sale Odd Fellows of Laurel Charity Lodge will hold their monthly oyster sandwich sale on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until sold out. Hot dogs and hamburgers will also be available and Martha Rebekah Lodge 21 will sell their homemade ice cream, baked goods and refreshments at the lodge which is located at 319 Poplar St. Eat-in or carry-out. Delivery to businesses is available.
Twinkle Dance Club The Twinkle Dance Club of Laurel will hold its next Dinner/Dance on Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Laurel American Legion Post 19, Laurel. Join us for a short Foxtrot lesson, followed by a buffet dinner. Dance to DJ Brian's " Summer Fun" playlist. There will be a large variety of dance styles for your enjoyment. Dancers of all abilities are welcome. Must be at least 21 to attend. A cash bar is provided by the Legion. Cost is $25 per person. Also, visit our Facebook page (The Twinkle Club, Laurel) for information on how to win two free tickets. For reservations/information call Edith Snedecor at 877-0618 or visit www.twinkleclub.org. Reservations must be made by Aug. 6.
Senior Center events The following events will be held at the Bridgeville Senior Center in August. For more information, call the center at 337-8771. Friday, Aug. 5 - 10 a.m. - Wii; Noon - Lunch; Prepare for 404 BBQ on Saturday, Aug. 6 - everyone is welcome. Monday, Aug. 8 - PNC & PO; 10 a.m. - Wii Bowling & Wii; 11:30 a.m. - lunch; 12:30 p.m. - Food Lion Tuesday, Aug. 9 - 10 a.m. - White Elephant Bingo; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Full Card Wednesday, Aug. 10 - 9:30 a.m. - Food Box pickup; 10 a.m. - Bible study; Noon - Lunch Thursday, Aug. 11 - 9:45 a.m. - Walgreens; 11 a.m. - Lunch; Noon - Leave for bowling at Milford Lanes Friday, Aug. 12 - 10 a.m. - Crafts; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Dollar Tree
Bridgeville Library Adult programs Bridgeville Community Read - Join us for our community read that will continue throughout the summer. Stop by the library and check out a copy of "Elizabeth's Field" by local author and educator Barbara Lockhart. This story includes local history from Linchester Mill, East New Market, Vienna, Cambridge, and vicinities in the 1850s. Then, join us on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 11 a.m. for lunch with the author.
Old Bridgeville Fire House open The Bridgeville Historical Society's museum, "The Old Bridgeville Fire House" on 102 William St., next to Cahall Park, will be open on Sunday, Aug. 7, from noon to 3 p.m. Learn more about the history of northwestern Sussex County. Admission is free. Air-conditioned and free parking.
Art classes offered From the Studio in Bridgeville offers the following art classes: Art, Food and Friends - The third Tuesday of each month from 6:30-9 p.m. at Cafe Tamburelli's in Greenwood. Enjoy great food and an evening of art. Every month will feature different projects. Sign up at Café Tamburelli's or call 228-7859. Creative Weekly Art Classes - Offered Mondays, 1-3 p.m. or 3-5 p.m., year-round. We will use a multitude of mediums, styles and techniques to complete projects such as drawing, painting, mixed media, 3D projects and crafts. For ages 6+. Adult Art Classes - Offered the first Friday of the month from 6-8 p.m. In these classes, adults can focus on specific art techniques or complete interest based projects. Other classes and times are available upon request. Find new events on www.facebook.com/fromthestudios.
Bridgeville Red Hat Chapter looking for members The Red Hat Chapter in Bridgeville, "The Red Hat Roses," has less than 10 members and enjoys lunch, visiting nearby places together, and forming friendships. If you are interested in an official Red Hat Chapter of the Red Hat Society, please feel free to contact Queen Alice of the Red Hat Roses at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-236-9601. The chapter is open for new members.
Community Day/Back to School Maranatha Holistic Gospel Fellowship and The Life Church of Delaware will host its annual Greenwood Community Day/Back to School event on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Woodbridge Elementary School. School supplies will be given away to 200 school students on a first-come, first-served basis. Join us for a day of fellowship, attractions, games, ring toss, moon bounce, face-painting, music, basketball, friendly competition, and giveaway prizes. Free hot dogs, chips, water ice and beverages. First-come, first-served. Contact Betty Jarman at 448-5939 or Jacqui Bivens at 542-2968 for inquiries or to make donations.
Police Department's Night Out The Greenwood Police Department's Night Out is an event to give citizens a "night out against crime," and the opportunity to have positive interactions with local law enforcement. The FREE event includes food, entertainment, prizes, t-shirts and local vendors. The event will be held August 9th, 6-8pm, at the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company. This year we will be hosting a Food Drive to support the Food Bank of Delaware and a school supply drive to support the Woodbridge School District.
Annual Patriotic Book Drive The VFW Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 at 2 Governors Ave., Greenwood, announces their annual Patriotic Book Drive for students attending five area schools. New hardbound books are being collected for use in school libraries for students in grades K-12. Since understanding our heritage honors our veterans, topics of interest include: all social studies categories in grades K-12, historical books, civics, biographies, U.S. and POW/MIA Flag books, patriotic subjects, voter information, good citizenship books, developing American values, and other appropriate Americana books. Patriotic books will be collected through Aug. 20. For more information, contact Dr. Michaele Russell, secretary, at 349-4220.
Big Saturday in Greenwood On Saturday, Sept. 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Greenwood will transform into one giant yard sale and host a fun-filled community celebration. The event, sponsored by the Friends of the Greenwood Library, offers a variety of family-friendly entertainment and food vendors, baked goods, a D.J. and representation by a variety of non-profit groups. Visit www.greenwoodbigsaturday.com for details, including an online vendor application, descriptions of the variety of spaces available, their location and cost. Premium spaces can be reserved and paid in advance via PayPal, cash or check. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
SPCA 'Yappy' Lunch The Delaware SPCA and The Upper Crust of Georgetown are partnering together to bring "The Dog Days of Summer" with a "Yappy" Lunch on Thursday, Aug. 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to bring their furry friends to the Upper Crust Herb and Flower Garden located at 7 E. Market St., Georgetown. "Yappy" Lunch will be the culmination of using the Georgetown Parklet for two weeks. Individuals are encouraged to make SPCA donations online at www.delspca.org/one-time-donation/, to adopt a pet from the SPCA Georgetown Shelter by searching the online link at www.delspca.org/search-our-georgetown-shelter/ and obtain a dog license at www.petdata.com/for-pet-owners/dlw/license-online.
CHEER annual Car, Truck & Bike Show CHEER will host its 6th Annual Classic Car, Truck & Bike Show on Saturday, Aug. 6, at the CHEER Community Center on Rt. 9, east of Georgetown. In addition to vehicles on display, the event will also have business displays, silent and live auctions, entertainment, a remote control model aircraft demonstration, and a craft show. Set-up time for the craft show is 8-9:30 a.m. The car show will begin at 10 a.m.
Cold War's effect on DAFB On Saturday, Aug. 6, at 10:30 a.m. MSgt Eric Czerwinski, USAF, (Retired), adjunct instructor of history at Wesley College, will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives about Dover AFB's influence on the growth of the local area during the post-World War II era. The development of Dover and Camden were immeasurably affected by the growth of Dover AFB during the Cold War years. The need to house airmen and civilians became a driving force in the development of these local communities. New subdivisions sprouted up everywhere and for the first time, the commercial focus began its journey from downtown to the strip mall. The program is free to the public and will last one hour. Reservations are not required. For more information, contact Tom Summers 302-744-5047 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Fish-n-Fun Day The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve, a DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife facility, will hold its Family Fish-n-Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Slaughter Beach Pavilion, 359 Bay Ave., Milford. Admission is free, but space is limited, so preregister by calling the center at 302-422-1329 or emailing email@example.com. Participants will learn about the saltwater ecosystem, how to identify fish, fish anatomy, ethical fishing skills, knot-tying, casting, baiting hooks and surf fishing through hands-on activities with nature center staff and volunteers. Fishing gear and other materials will be provided. Participants should pack a lunch, snacks and beverages (no glass containers), sunscreen and insect repellant, and wear outdoor clothing, including beach-appropriate shoes and a hat. A Delaware recreational fishing license is required for Fish-n-Fun participants ages 16 to 64.
Alumni Association offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trips for members, family and friends to see the Baltimore Orioles. Trips include: Saturday, Sept. 17 - Orioles vs. Florida Blue Rays Saturday, Oct. 1 - Orioles vs. New York Yankees For prices and reservations, contact Dot Wolfgang at 846-2366.
Bus trip to NYC St. Stephens UMC in Delmar is hosting a bus trip - a day on your own in New York City - on Saturday, Oct. 1. Cost is $45 per person. The bus will leave at 5:30 a.m. from WalMart in Salisbury, Md. For more information, contact the church office at 846-9501.
Dinner theater trip Wicomico County AARP #1276 is offering a day trip to Toby's Dinner Theater in Columbia, Md., to see the show, Sister Act, on Wednesday, Oct. 5. The price is all inclusive. For more information, call 410-749-6093.
Trip to the Smoky Mts. October 24-28, 2016, travel to Pigeon Forge, TN. Cost for 5 days- $660.00 pp/doubles and $825.00 single. Included are four deluxe breakfasts & four full course dinners with shows. The Majestic Theater will help you wind down after your travel time the first day with dinner and entertainment featuring "The Soul of Motown." Next day experience a bus tour of the great Smoky Mountains with a step-on guide to answer all your questions and point out all the areas of interest as we travel. Keep an eye out for the black bears! There will be free time in Gatlinburg before heading off to the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Theater which will bring back memories of programs we all watched on TV. Your servers will participate in their rivalry along with the audience. End your evening with a show at the Smoky Mountain Opry featuring a talented group of singers, dancers, comedians, magicians, jugglers and musicians. Spend a day at Dollywood where you might choose to attend one of their many live musical performances or bring out the kid in you and hop on some unforgettable rides! A variety of shops are available if you are holiday shopping. End the day with a visit to Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner Show. A spectacular show that includes illusions, horsemaship and a four-course meal with lots of audience participation. Included is also a tour of the Pigeon Forge Titanic Museum with a tour guide to answer your questions, and also a brunch in the "secret dining room." You will board the ship and receive a "boarding pass," can sit in an actual life boat, steer the ship, and even send an SOS message. You will be able to touch an iceberg to experience the chill of the 28 degree waters that day. There are 20 galleries on two decks that contain artifacts from the Titanic and also a replica of the Grand Staircase. We will also visit "The Island" where you can take a ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel. The evening will end with a Southern-style meal and entertainment at the Majestic Theatre featuring the Smith Family, the Smokys' best known homegrown family of entertainers - Charlie, Jim, and Charlie Bob Smith. For more info, call Rose at 302-629-7180.
Nashville Christmas Tour Sign up now for the Nashville Christmas Tour, a bus trip presented by the Nanticoke Senior Center and Curran Travel, on Nov. 27 - Dec. 2. Enjoy the Nashville Nightlife Theatre, Grand Ole Opry, General Jackson Showboat, a three hour guided tour of Nashville, a Gaylord Opryland Hotel tour and much more. Double occupancy is $945 per person, single is $1,178 per person. Call the Nanticoke Senior Center at 629-3929 for more information and tickets.
Delaware Tech offers escorted tours Delaware Technical Community College and Accent on Travel, in conjunction with Collette Vacations, presents First Class Escorted Tours. A portion of the proceeds benefit Delaware Tech's Kids on Campus program by providing scholarship opportunities. Featured trips include: "Nashville and More," - December; "Hawaii Island Tour," - Feb. 2017; "Iceland," - Aug. 2017; "South America Land Tour," - Nov. 2017. All Delaware Tech Travel Programs feature:
For more information, call Accent on Travel at 302-703-6154 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Round trip flights from Philadelphia (other city departures or air credit available)
- Round trip transfers to the airport from Delaware Tech
- Professional English-speaking guide while at the destinations
- Entrance fees and local guides for destination enrichment
- Educational, cultural, and fun experiences at the destination's first-class hotels with private baths
- Very inclusive packages - minimal extras not included
- Local pre-travel get-togethers with fellow travelers and a professional travel consultant
- Optional travel insurance
- Local registration appoints and document pickup at Accent on Travel for those unable to attend general meetings
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary meeting The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the first Thursday 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.
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.
Corvette Club meeting The Beachcombers Corvette Club of Southern Delaware meets the first Thursday of each month at the CHEER Center, 20520 Sand Hill Rd., Georgetown.
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.
Substance Abuse Support Group A free Substance Abuse Education and Support Group will be held at Grace Baptist Church, Seaford, on Mondays at 7 p.m. Call 629-8434 to register. Everyone is welcome.
Book Discussion Group AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Notable Books Discussion Group at the Selbyville Public Library on the second Tuesday of the month, from 1-3 p.m. For more information, call Ada May at 302-436-2981. All readers are welcome.
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.
Diabetic Conversation Club The Diabetic Conversation Club, a strictly social diabetic group (non-medical) for anyone with diabetes, meets the second Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. (Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12), at the A.C.E. Center, 547 N. Bradford St., Seaford (next to Davellis Bagel Cafe). For more information, contact Linda Williams at 628-3016
Stamp Club meets monthly The Sussex County Stamp Club meets the second 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.
Hub Club meetings The Harrington-Greenwood-Felton Centennial Rotary (Hub Club) meets every Wednesday at Rudy's Family Restaurant, U.S. 13, Harrington. On the first, second, fourth and fifth Wednesday, the meeting is from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. The third Wednesday will be an evening meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Everyone is invited; dinner is from the menu. For more information, contact Gwen at 302-331-6105 or email email@example.com.
9-12 Delaware Patriots meetings The 9-12 Delaware Patriots meet twice monthly to discuss local, statewide and national issues, legislation, current events and upcoming elections. Elected officials, candidates and well known speakers/presenters are often in attendance. Meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month at Grotto's Pizza in Dover, and on the second Thursday of each month at Arena's in Milford. Both meetings begin at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join the stimulating and inspiring conversation. For more information, contact Karen Gritton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-381-6426.
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.