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.
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.
Quarter auction The Just Fishing Bass Club is having a Quarter Auction on Aug. 28 at the Seaford Elks Lodge at 8846 Elks Road in Seaford. Doors open at 1 p.m. and the auction starts at 2. Admission is $5, which includes one paddle. Extra paddies can be purchased at $3 each. There will be baked goods, homemade items, door prizes, 50/50, Pampered Chef, Longaberger, Thirty 0ne, and several gift cards. There will be something for everyone. For more information, call 302-629-8314 or 302-359-5307.
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
1st Saturday in Seaford 1st Saturday in Seaford will be held on Saturday, Sept. 3 from noon to 5 p.m. at the corner of High & Spring streets. Join us for the first Pokemon Go Crawl event in Downtown Seaford. Lure modules will be available for the entirety of the event. Also enjoy local craft beer from 3rd Wave Brewing Company, local wines, food trucks and live music by Modern Day Addiction. There will also be fresh produce and many vendors. Visit the 1st Saturday Facebook page for more details at www.facebook.com/1stSaturdaySeaford/?ref=hl. Are you interested in being a vendor? Contact the chamber at 629-9690.
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.
Benefit for Michael Ward A fundraiser with silent auction and door prizes to benefit veteran Michael Ward who has advanced stage three colon cancer will be held at the American Legion Post 19, Laurel, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 23. This event will help raise money for Michael's cancer treatments. Silent auction items include an Xbox 360 Black Ops Limited Edition, wines, gift certificates to local restaurants and movies. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. Local bands will perform. All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner with meatballs and meat sauce, with salad/vegetable and bread. Cost is $20 per adult and $15 for advance tickets; $7 per child.
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
Beer, Wine and Spirits Festival The Second Annual Trap Pond Partners Beer, Wine and Spirits Festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 24 from noon to 4 p.m. There will be crafters, vendors, entertainment, and beer, wine and spirits tasting. Advance sale tickets are $20, day of tickets are $35. Tickets may be purchased online at trappondpartners.com or at Lakeside Wine and Spirits in Laurel.
Labor Day Car and Truck Show The 9th Annual Labor Day Car and Truck Show will be held at First Baptist Church, 501 Bi-State Blvd., on Monday, Sept. 5. Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon. First 50 will receive dash plaques and the entry fee is $10. Trophies will be presented at 1 p.m. Enjoy food, gospel music and activities for the kids. For more information, contact Russell Smart at 302-846-2253 or 410-726-6268.
Bridgeville Public Library, Inc. Book Sale Blowout - We will have a Library Book Sale Blowout in the Bridgeville Library, Monday, Aug. 8 through Saturday, Aug. 20. Stuff a bag for $2; bags will be provided.
International Geocaching Day events Saturday, Aug. 20, 10 a.m. - noon - "Great Day for an Event." 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. This event will be held at the Bridgeville Library (N 38 44.163 W 075 36.129). RSVP by contacting the circulation desk at 337-7401, ext. 101, so there will be enough refreshments for everyone. Saturday, Aug. 20, noon - 1 p.m. - "How to Geocache 101" - Immediately following the "Great Day for an Event," join the "Scrapple-ers" as they host another special event, "How to Geocache 101." They will have dummy-caches for you to find using preloaded GPSs. Registration is required. Contact the circulation desk at 337-7401, ext. 101, to sign up. Adult Craft Night - Our next event - a Bottle Cap Crab - is Friday, Aug. 26, from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 27 from 1-3 p.m. Due to the nature of this craft, we can only accommodate 15 people at a time, so we have decided to host this craft on two separate days. The craft only takes one session to complete, so you only need to sign up for one event. If you have your own metal/aluminum bottle caps you would like to use, please feel free to bring them, otherwise all materials will be provided. Registration is required by Wednesday, Aug. 24; contact the circulation desk at 337-7401, ext. 101 to sign up for the date you would like to attend.
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. 19 - 10 a.m. - Summer Bingo; Noon - Lunch; 1:15 - Teen Challenge Seaford Monday, Aug. 22 - PNC & PO; 10:30 a.m. - Spanish; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Roses Tuesday, Aug. 23 - 9:30 - Leave for Bylers, Dover; 12:30 - Lunch at the center Wednesday, Aug. 24 - 10 a.m. - Bible Study; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Roses Thursday, Aug. 25 - 9:45 a.m. Walgreens; 11 a.m. Lunch; Noon - Leave for bowling at Milford Lanes Friday, Aug. 26 - 10 a.m. - Grocery Bingo; Noon - Lunch; Coverall after lunch
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.
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. 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.
Gospel concert The Delmarva Gospel Music Association will present the groups Legacy Five and The Ball Brothers in concert on Friday, Sept. 9, at Woodbridge High School, Greenwood. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert starts at 7. For tickets, call 302-531-7997 or order online at delmarvagospel.com.
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.
Labor Day Gospel Concert Faith Fellowship Church will host a Labor Day Gospel Concert at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5, at the Federalsburg Marina Park Pavilion, Federalsburg, Md. Featured artists include One Day Closer, Joe Dawson and Judy Laramore. Bring a chair and a friend. Concessions will be available and a love offering will be received.
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.
Art Crawl, Farmer and Foodie Festival The 2016 Historic Georgetown Art Crawl will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, in downtown Georgetown. Featured artists include the Nanticoke River Arts Council and the Georgetown Parklet. The annual Farmer and Foodie Festival will be held on Sunday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy local food, culinary talents and local artisans and handmade products. For more information, contact the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce at 856-1544.
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.
Heritage Weekend The Federalsburg Historical Society will hold Heritage Weekend on Sept. 16-18. On Friday, Sept. 16 from 7-9 p.m., prize winning author Tom Horton and prize winning photographer David W. Harp will give a presentation on their new book, "Choptank Odyssey." Signed copies will be on sale for $31.80, cash or check. There is a $3 admission fee which includes refreshments. On Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., we will celebrate the life of Madeline Hurlock, a silent era movie star from Federalsburg. Photos of Hurlock will be on display and her films will be shown. Free admission with food and baked goods for sale. On Sunday, Sept. 18 from 1-4 p.m., Madeline Hurlock films will be shown. Hot dogs, hamburgers, and baked goods will be for sale; free admission.
Meet the Candidates 9-12 Delaware Patriots presents Meet the Candidates on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at Grotto's, 1159 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover, and Thursday, Sept. 22 at Captain's Restaurant, 24832 John J. Williams Hwy., Millsboro, from 7-9 p.m. For more information, email email@example.com.
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.
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 629-4939 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Republican Women's Meeting The Seaford Republican Women's Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25, at Pizza King in Seaford. La Mar Gunn, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, will be the guest speaker. Everyone is welcome.