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: Mondays, 10 a.m. until 12:30 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.
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.
Movie Night at Mt. Olivet UMC The City of Seaford and Mt. Olivet UMC are teaming up for a free movie night at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19. Enjoy a family friendly G-rated movie in the parking lot at Mt. Olivet. Light refreshments will be served. Please bring your lawn chairs. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 629-6809.
Basket Bingo benefit Lofland Park Center will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Seaford Moose Lodge, Rt. 13A, Seaford. The filled basket bingo will consist of 20 games and will feature several Longaberger baskets as prizes. Advanced tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Longaberger large hamper with lid and Woven Traditions beverage barrel. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, contact Lofland Park Center at 628-3000, ext. 8302 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Woodland Ferry Festival The 21st Woodland Ferry Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Woodland - four miles west of Seaford. The event kicks off with the traditional Country Breakfast Buffet from 7 to 10 a.m. in the Woodland United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Opening ceremonies begin at 9 a.m. The event features free pedestrian rides on the historic Woodland Ferry, a variety of craft/artisan and food vendors, business and non-profit exhibitors and demonstrations of colonial woodturning, chair caning, wool spinning, rug hooking, and essential oils for health and wellness. There will be fun activities for children including Tootsie the Clown and the beloved Duck Train rides. The Woodland Ferry Association will be selling souvenirs and Vanderwende's ice cream and holding a Silent Auction. The Woodland United Methodist Church will sell hot dogs and hamburgers and hold a bake sale. The Nanticoke Heritage Byway committee will be offering free tours of the northern and southern loops of this scenic, historic byway. Entertainment will be provided by Charlie Paparella and his bandmates Charlie Lynch and John Perdue (folk and gospel), C&O Express (Bluegrass) with Woodland Ferry Association President Rodger Hamrick, the Jones Boys Band (Country) and Charlie and the Cool Tones (Rock, Jazz, and Blues) featuring Charlie Smith of T.S. Smith & Sons in Bridgeville and Woodland Ferry Association member Dan Parsons. Jack and Carolyn Knowles' "Days Gone By" museum will be opened for free tours during the festival. The museum is located at 4841 Woodland Ferry Rd. The event is hosted by the Woodland Ferry Association and sponsored by the Sussex County Council, the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce, Media Choice - Billboard in a Restaurant, Edward Jones Investments (John Rittenhouse-Seaford), Scott's Furniture, DelDot, Peninsula, and Vanderwende's Farm Creamery. For more information, contact Event Coordinator Linda Allen at email@example.com or 629-5659. The deadline to register to participate in the festival is Friday, Aug. 26.
Chris English Band to perform The Friends of the Seaford District Library are back with the free 2nd Sunday Concert Series. The Chris English Band will take you back to the beginning of the blues at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Seaford Library & Cultural Center. For more information, call the library at 629-2524 or visit www.facebook.com/seafordfriends.
O's game at Camden Yards Mark your calendars for Friday, Sept. 16 to attend an Orioles game at Camden Yards - Orioles vs. Rays. Tickets are $70 per person or $65 per person for a group of four or more people. Transportation will be provided by a coach bus, leaving the Parks & Rec building at 3:30 p.m. The giveaway for that night is tall O's socks for the first 20,000 fans to enter the park, ages 15 and up. For more information and to reserve your tickets, call 629-6809.
Historical Society Gala The Seaford Historical Society will hold their 4th Annual Gala on Saturday, Sept. 24, on the Ross Plantation grounds from 4-9 p.m. Enjoy a casual evening featuring a buffet dinner, cash bar, games, Ross Mansion tours, live auction, music and dancing. For reservations or more information, call the SHS administrative office at 628-9828.
LHS Class of '73 gathering The Laurel High School Class of 1973 will hold an informal summer get together at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, at the home of Chuck and Karen Hopkins Pugh. Former teachers are welcome. BYOB and a snack to share. Call 875-4851 for directions and more information.
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. Sept. 3 - The Reminders - Americana/blues/country/gospel
Bridgeville Public Library, Inc. Bridgeville Library's Book Sale Blowout - Monday, Aug. 8 through Saturday, Aug. 20. Stop by and check out all the great books available at great prices! Stuff a bag for $2; bags will be provided. "Great Day for an Event" - Saturday, Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. - Noon - Join the Bridgeville Library and the "Scrapple-ers" as we celebrate the "Scrapple-ers" 10 year anniversary of Geocaching and International Geocaching Day. There will be a cache display, a make/take cache table, a Travel Bug table, and a creative cache contest. Refreshments will also be available. Please RSVP by Wednesday, Aug. 17 by contacting the circulation desk at (302) 337-7401, ext 101 so we can be sure to have enough refreshments available. "How to Geocache 101" - Saturday, Aug. 20 from Noon - 1 p.m. Join the "Scrapple-ers" as they host another special event, "How to Geocache 101." They will have dummy-caches for you to find using the available preloaded GPSs. Registration is required for this event by Wednesday, Aug. 17. Contact the circulation desk at (302) 337-7401, ext 101 to sign up. Adult Craft Night - Our next event will be on Aug. 26. The project will be announced at a later date. Registration is required by Wednesday, Aug. 24, please contact the circulation desk at (302) 337-7401, ext 101 to sign up.
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. 12 - 10 a.m. - Crafts; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Dollar Tree Monday, Aug. 15 - PNC & PO; 10:30 a.m. - Spanish classes; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Walmart Tuesday, Aug. 16 - Visit Laurel Senior Center for lunch and bingo Wednesday, Aug. 17 - 10 a.m. - Bible study; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. Goodwill Thursday, Aug. 18 - 9:45 a.m. - Walgreens; 11 a.m. - Lunch; Noon- Leave for bowling at Milford Lanes Friday, Aug. 19 - 10 a.m. - Summer Bingo; Noon - Lunch; 1:15 - Teen Challenge Seaford
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.
Greenwood Vol. Fire Co. Chicken BBQ The Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company Chicken BBQ is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Oct. 2, behind the fire hall. For more information, call 349-5241.
Lunch & Tour at CHEER The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is accepting new members. Anyone over the age of 50 who schedules a tour of the center will enjoy a complimentary lunch. Come learn about all the great activities and trips at the center. Check out our state-of-the-art Fitness Center. A Dinner Club is held most Thursday nights at 5 and is open to the public. To schedule a tour or for more info, call site manager, Dixie Carlisle, at 349-5237.
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.
Spaghetti Dinner is Aug. 26 The VFW Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478, 2 Governors Ave., Greenwood, will sponsor a Spaghetti Dinner from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26, at the Post. The menu includes spaghetti with a choice of tomato or meat sauce, salad, bread, and cookies. Adults are $7, children ages 4-11 are $4, and children ages 3 and under are free. Take-outs are available by previous orders if orders are called in to President Margo Ellers at 883-4922 or Junior Vice President Glenda Houston at 200-2635. The dinner will benefit the homeless veterans and the K-9 service dogs. Checks can be made payable to VFW Auxiliary and earmarked Spaghetti Dinner.
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.
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Players seek technicians The Possum Point Players, a well-established community theater group in Sussex County, seek individuals to coordinate their show lighting and sound/EFX operations. The position calls for someone to take responsibility for maintenance and operation of stage performances. For a more detailed description and to discuss the potential for compensation, contact PPP trustee Jim Hartzell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 856-6166.
Tasty Tomato Flights New this year at the Great Eastern Shore (GES) Tomato Festival on Saturday, Aug. 20, are Tasty Tomato Flights for $5 per serving. Flights will consist of tomato pie, salsa fresca, tomato jam and chocolate tomato cake which can be washed down with a shot of Virtuous Mary. All recipes were pulled from the festival's 50 Shades of Red cookbook, which will be discounted with flight reservation. The Flight hangar will be located on the waterfront at the Tomato Festival, near the Big Boy Zone, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tommy Tomato will make his first ever appearance, demonstrating how to fry green tomatoes. The GES Tomato Festival is sponsored by the Dorchester County Historical Society. For information or to reserve your flight, call 410-228-7953 or email email@example.com.
Insect Safari is Aug. 23 The Sussex County Master Gardeners will host an Insect Safari at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 16483 County Seat Hwy., Georgetown. Grown-ups, kids, and grandkids will all enjoy this lively presentation and hunt in the garden. For more information and to register, call Tammy Schrimer, 856-2585, ext. 544 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial Peace Course Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace Course - learn how to get out of debt and make a plan for your future one step at a time - will begin on Monday, Sept. 12 and run for nine weeks at Parkway Church of God, Rt. 50 and Edison Street, Salisbury, Md. Cost is $100 for the kit. Call the church at 410-749-9428 or visit Dave Ramsey's website to register.
Annual Heritage Raffle The Dorchester County Historical Society is selling raffle tickets for the Annual Heritage Raffle. Valued at more than $1,000, the raffle includes local art, gift certificates, books, decoys and more - all contained within a 1950s Coca Cola cooler complete with inner tray. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20 and can be purchased at Heritage Museums & Gardens of Dorchester or by calling 410-228-7953.
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, to benefit the church. The bus will leave the North Salisbury Walmart at 5:30 a.m. Pick up at the Seaford Walmart is at 5:45 a.m. The bus will arrive in New York by 10 a.m. and depart at 7 p.m. There will be no additional stops going up or back. Cost is $45 per person and includes seat and donation to the church. To reserve your seat, call the church office by Sept. 11, at 846-9501. For more information, contact the church office.
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 email@example.com.
- 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
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.
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.
NARFE meeting The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Western Sussex Chapter 1992, will meet on Monday, August 15, at Pizza King in Seaford. Speaker will be Christine Sauers, president, Delaware Better Business Bureau. Active and retired federal employees - this is your avenue to voice your concerns regarding your federal benefits including health benefits, your pay and annuity costs, etc. For more information, call Les Martens, chapter membership chair, at 629-9789.
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.
Seaford Chapter of Widowed Persons The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. The planned guest speaker is Rick Ewing. Widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come by and join us; we all enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc. that we do.
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.
Nanticoke Conservancy Meeting The Nanticoke Conservancy welcomes members and visitors interested in area land conservation to attend our regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17, in the conference room of the offices of Lank, Johnson & Tull, CPA at 521 North Market Street, Extd in Seaford. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of alternate months. Come and explore ways to serve our local communities through nature, wildlife and land conservation. For more information, call 337-8847.
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.