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.
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 paddles 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.
Delaware Senior Olympics Shuffleboard Tournament The Delaware Senior Olympics Shuffleboard Tournament will be held at Methodist Manor House at 1001 Middleford Road in Seaford on Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To compete, register online at www.DelawareSeniorOlympics.org by Sept. 9. Spectators are admitted for free. For more information, call 302-736-5698.
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.
Go Pink Longaberger Basket Bingo The Employee Activity Committee of Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Seaford Moose Lodge. The filled 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 hamper basket and Longaberger Woven Traditions beverage barrel. Nearly 30 chances to win. In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness month attendees wearing pink will receive a ticket for an exclusive drawing. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, contact the EAC at 536-5390 or MorrisR@nanticoke.org.
Trap Pond Fall Festival CHEER, Inc. will host its annual Trap Pond Fall Festival to support the CHEER Nutrition Program and Meals on Wheels on Friday, Sept. 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. DJ Sky Brady, who will lead the entertainment stage, will be joined by Dawn Jones and Suzette Pritchett. The day will also offer informational vendor booths, pontoon boat rides, corn hole games, pipe ball games, horseshoes, nature walks, a white elephant table, and a Wii bowling tournament. Enjoy a fried chicken and ham lunch, complete with potato salad, green beans, and ice cream. New this year is a Celebrity Jail Break featuring local dignitaries. Attendees can "break out" their favorite dignitary from jail by donating to the cause. Although the event is sponsored for senior citizens, everyone is invited to accompany them. Tickets are $6 for seniors 60 and over and $8 for under 60. Tickets are available at all CHEER activity centers or at the festival entrance the day of the event. Admission to the park is free that day. Trap Pond State Park is located five miles east of Laurel, south of Rt. 24. For more information, contact Florence Mason at 515-3040.
Laurel Ruritan Club BBQ The Laurel Ruritan Club will have and chicken and pork rib BBQ on Saturday, Sept. 3 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Nanticoke Immediate Care on Route 13 in Laurel. The cost is $7 for chicken dinner and $10 for pork rib dinner.
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 $25. Tickets may be purchased online at trappondpartners.com or at Lakeside Wine and Spirits in Laurel.
New exhibit at the Bethel Museum The Bethel Museum, 312 First St., Bethel, will feature a traveling exhibit of art work by Karen and Joe Owens of Seaford, in September through December. The exhibit will feature handmade miniature model lighthouses and sailing ships from the Chesapeake Bay crafted by Joe. Karen, who prefers watercolors, will feature paintings with nautical views and structures from various parts of Delmarva Peninsula. Karen and Joe are two of the founding members of the Nanticoke River Arts Council. They were also very involved in the opening of "Gallery 107" in Seaford. The new exhibit will open on Sept. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. The exhibit will be open on the second and fourth Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. each month through December. The museum will also have its permanent exhibit showing the ship building industry in Bethel during the 1800s. For more information, call 858-3840.
Outdoor Movie Night The Bethel Historical Society will hold an Outdoor Movie Night at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Bethel Museum, 312 First St., Bethel. Enjoy the 2015 family friendly, animated movie, "Home," in which aliens take over Earth. The movie is free and snacks and drinks will be available for sale. For more information, call 875-5965.
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 library on Tuesday, Aug. 30. Stop by and check out all the great books available at great prices. Stuff a bag for $2; bags will be provided. Adult Craft Night - Our next event is Friday, Aug. 26 from 6-8 p.m. - Event 1 - and Saturday, Aug. 27 from 1-3 p.m. - Event 2. The project will be a Bottle Cap Crab. 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. 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. Contact the circulation desk at 337-7401, ext. 101 to sign up. The first event is full but spots are available for event two on Saturday, Aug. 27. Library closures - The Bridgeville Library will be closed on Monday Sept. 5, for Labor Day.
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. 26 - 10 a.m. - Grocery Bingo; Noon - Lunch; Coverall after lunch Monday, Aug. 29 - PNC & PO; 10 a.m. - Crafts; 11 a.m. - Gloria Holland to sing; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Walmart Tuesday, Aug. 30 - 10 a.m. - Las Quality Insight Class; 12:30 p.m. - Lunch; 2 p.m. - Depart for home Wednesday, Aug. 31 - 10 a.m. - Bible Study; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Big Lots.
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.
CHEER Fitness Center The Fitness Center at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center, 41 Schulze Rd., Greenwood, is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open to members 50+ years of age, the center is accepting new members. The center has new equipment including treadmills, recumbent bikes, elliptical machines and multi-station gym. Yoga classes are now offered. Call site manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237 for more information and to join.
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.
Genealogy research program On Saturday, Sept. 3, at 10:30 a.m. at the Delaware Public Archives, Dover, Shamele Jordon will present a program focusing on new technologies that have proven to be useful for genealogy research. Jordon, a researcher, lecturer and podcaster, will discuss how she has used new genealogical methods such as desktop applications, cloud technologies, and mobile applications to find information about her ancestors. The program is free to the public and will last approximately one hour. No reservations are required. For more information, contact Tom Summers at 302-744-5047 or e-mail email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
QuickBooks training seminar Master QuickBooks in two days on Oct. 4-5, at the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, 144 E. Main St., Salisbury, Md. Learn QuickBooks and apply it immediately on the job. This seminar, which is designed to help you begin or further your career, is perfect for businesses, non-profits and ministries. Learn to set up a chart of accounts, enter and pay bills, create invoices, receive payments, make deposits, process payroll and more. Co-sponsored by the Christian Leadership & Community Foundation, register online at MasteringQuickBooksInTwoDays.EventBrite.com or call 410-543-1159.
Imagination Library donation The Caroline County Public Library has partnered with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library to provide a specially selected book each month for a preschool child until their 5th 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 child's home. Stop by the Caroline County Public Library, pick an Imagination Library train from the tree, and share the joy of reading.
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:
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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.
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.
Christian Writers Fellowship Vine and Vessels Christian Writers Fellowship offers support, networking and opportunities to aspiring writers and poets. If you possess a God-given talent and a passionate desire for writing, this group is for you. Seize this opportunity to grow your creative 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.