Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled for October at Seaford Gallery 107. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The Gallery is located in Seaford, at 324 High St. Hours are 1-5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays. Classes are conducted around the corner at 105 Pine St.
Special Classes Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 6-9, $40, includes supplies and light lunch. Saturday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10-14, $40, includes supplies and light lunch. Tuesdays: Oct. 4 - Nov. 8, 1-3:30 p.m. -Oil Painting Workshop with Linda Steere for adults (16+). Students can paint in the style of their choice and choose their subject matter as long as it is not another artists work or photo. $100/members, $110/public. For questions or comments, email Steere8@comcast.net or call 875-2702.
Ongoing Classes Mondays, 10 a.m.-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 older who like to paint with others. No instruction will be available although you can learn more in a group setting, $5. Fridays, 10 a.m. to Noon - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.
Concords 95th Reunion A 95-year tradition will continue on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m., at Concord United Methodist Church, when the Sons, Daughters, and Friends of Concord will gather. The organization was established in 1921 for folks to maintain ties to the community and to assume the task of perpetual care of the church cemetery. Held each year on the third Saturday of October, the reunion features a memorial service and is followed by a chicken & dumplings dinner at 4 p.m. at the Community House. Emerson Stevens and Marty Vincent, both of Seaford, will provide music this year. Fellowship is offered, where attendees from far and wide can recall memories of days gone by, tour the church, and visit the graves of loved ones in the cemetery. The public is invited to this special community celebration. Dinner is $10 for adults; $5 for children ages 4-12; and free for ages 3 and under. Concord UMC is located at 25322 Church Rd. (Rt. 20A), east of Seaford. For more information, contact Chris Dukes at 629-8049 or Delores Lloyd at 629-8177.
Homebuyers Club Join the free M&T Bank Homebuyers Club which meets on Thursday evenings from 6-8 on Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, at Immanuel House of Praise, 23094 Atlanta Rd., Seaford. Dinner is served at 5 p.m. Participants must attend each session in the series to complete the course. To register or for more information, contact Interfaith Community Housing of Delaware at 652-3991, ext. 199 or email@example.com or Immanuel House of Praise at 629-0497 or ImmanuelHouseofPraise@yahoo.com. Dinner and childcare for the registrants children (ages 4-10) will be available.
Quarter Auction Seaford Women of the Moose is sponsoring aQuarter Auction on Saturday, Oct. 22,at the Seaford Moose, 22759 Bridgeville Hwy., Seaford.Doors open at noon and the auction begins at 1 p.m.Many vendors and holiday items will be available.There will also be a silent auction. No admission charge and the event is open to the public. Lunch will be available. Come shop for your holiday items, Scentsy, Thirty-one, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Sweet Serenity, gift cards, and much more.
Seaford Halloween Parade The Seaford Halloween Parade, sponsored by Downtown Seaford Association, Inc., will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Stepoff will be at 7 p.m, registration is at 6 p.m. in Dr. Wolfgangs parking lot at 1 Cedar Avenue. The parade will take place from Dr. Wolfgangs down High Street to Arch Street to the fire house for judging and party. In case of rain, registration and party will be held at the fire house, Cannon Street entrance. Contact 629-6762 or 629-7357 for more information.
The Great Halloween Cow Drop The Great Halloween Cow Drop to benefit the Nanticoke Senior Center will be held from noon to sunset on Saturday, Oct. 29, at The Jays Nest, Seaford. Rain or shine. Cornhole tournament, costume contest, special entertainment by Chasin Time (3-5:30 p.m.). Cow Drop winnings up to $3,000. Concessions available and admission is free. Chance tickets are available at The Nanticoke Senior Center and RE/MAX Above and Beyond in Seaford. For more information, visit www.nanticokeseniorcenter.com.
Trick or treating at Lofland Park Lofland Park Center, 715 E. King St., Seaford, will be open for community trick or treaters from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31. All children ages 12 and younger that are accompanied by an adult are invited by our residents to trick or treat at our facility.
Boy Scouts Troop 90 Laurel Boy Scouts Troop 90 meets every Monday at 7 p.m. at Centenary UMC in the upstairs Scout room. For more information, contact Cliff Alpert at 302-228-2390 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet and Greet the Candidates The 40th District Democrat Dinner will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, at American Legion Post 19, Laurel. Meet the candidates at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6. Auction follows dinner. All state candidates have been invited to attend. Tickets are $30. For tickets, call Chris Calio at 875-1881 or 245-6285.
Oktoberfest in Laurel Laurel Historical Society is hosting a German Oktoberfest buffet dinner on Sat. Oct. 22, at St. Philips Church, Central Avenue, Laurel.Doors open at 6, dinner is at 6:30 p.m.Tickets are $30 per person (adults only) and include dinner, oompah-pah music and lively entertainment.For more information or to make a reservation, call 875-2820.
Trunk or Treat A Fathers Heart of Laurel will host a free Trunk or Treat on Monday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Laurel Hardware at 1001 S. Central Ave.
Flu shots at Community House Flu shots will be given by Morgan Dykes, pharmacist with Walgreens, at Bethel Community House on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. No appointment necessary. Bring your insurance card. Shots are free with most plans.
New exhibits 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 October 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. Jim Goslee is displaying two models which he built. One is a shad boat used on local rivers and the other is a punt gun boat which was used in the old days to shoot wild game at night. 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 Eldreth Pottery Company in Lancaster, PA is exhibiting beautiful salt-glaze stoneware and red ware pottery. Their exhibit features a wide selection of traditional and contemporary pottery along with their 2016 Santa and snowmen, all of which are for sale and would make wonderful gifts for your friends. These new exhibits 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.
Spaghetti Dinner The Bi-State Ruritans will sponsor an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 3 to 6 p.m., at Melson Church Community Hall, Melson Road and Melson Church Road, east of Delmar. Cost is $10 per person for spaghetti, salad, bread, iced tea and coffee. Desserts will be available for a nominal fee. A Chinese Auction will also be held. Tickets are available from any Bi-State Ruritan member or at the door.
Bridgeville Library Library closures - The Bridgeville Library will close early at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, and be closed on Saturday, Oct. 15 for The Apple-Scrapple Festival. The Library will be closed on Monday, Oct. 17. Job Fair - On Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 1-3 p.m., Delaware Libraries and the Delaware Department of Labor (Employment and Training) are hosting a Job Fair at the Bridgeville Library. Job seekers will have a chance to interview with several local area employers. Come dressed to impress and bring copies of your resume. A list of employers that will be in attendance can be found on our Facebook page and website. For more information, contact Hope Ellsworth at 222-3618, or email@example.com. COPE Van/Flu Clinic - On Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 2-5 p.m., the COPE Van/Flu Clinic will be held at the Bridgeville Public Library. The Delaware Department of Public Health will be providing flu shots at the flu clinic. These flu shots are free, but donations are appreciated and accepted. The COPE Van provides all services for free and results are available in 20 minutes. Adult Craft Night - Our next event is Thursday, Oct. 20 from 6-8 p.m. Back by popular demand, we will be making the autumn centerpiece again. Registration is required by Tuesday, Oct. 18. Call the circulation desk at 337-7401, ext. 101 to sign up. This event is for those who did not attend the September Adult Craft Night.
MHDC Charity Golf Tournament On Wednesday, Oct. 19, Milford Housing Development Corporation (MHDC) will be Hitting the Greens for Housing during its 9th annual charity golf tournament at Heritage Shores Club, Bridgeville. All proceeds will go to The Home Repair Project (HRP), which provides emergency-related, health, and safety home repairs to qualified Delaware homeowners. With the help of volunteers most repairs are provided at no cost to the homeowner. This years event includes lunch, an awards dinner, silent auction, and raffle. Prizes will be awarded for closest to the pin, longest drive, and putting contest. For more information, contact Michele Webb at 302-422-8255 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsorship and registration information can be found online at www.milfordhousing.com.
Art classes offered From the Studio in Bridgeville holds the following art classes: Creative Weekly Art Classes: Mondays from 1-3 p.m. or 3-5 p.m. year round. In these classes, we will use a multitude of mediums, styles and techniques to complete projects such as drawing, painting, mixed media, 3D projects and crafts. Ages: 6 and up. Adult Art Classes: 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. Private Art Instruction: Customized individual classes to meet your needs.
Other classes and times available upon request or find new events on www.facebook.com/fromthestudios.
Covered Dish Dinner, Auction Greenwood High School Alumni Association Covered Dish Dinner and Auction will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Greenwood Fire House.Tickets are $3 for adults and $1 for children under 12. Bring a covered dish and an item for the auction.Proceeds are for 2017 high school scholarships. For more information, contact Sandy Wood at 284-2768.
Volunteer for Read Aloud Delaware Read Aloud Delaware seeks volunteers who love to read to children. Our volunteers usually read one to two hours per week in local child care centers.Sign up online at www.readalouddelaware.org or call 856-2527for more information.
Computer classes for seniors The Caroline County Public Library is offering computer classes for seniors on the following Mondays throughout October - 10/17, 10/24 and 10/31. All sessions run from 10 a.m. to noon in the Computer Lab at the Central Library in Denton, Md. This four-part series focuses on basic computer skills, covering Internet safety and fraud protection, tablets vs. PCs, email, online shopping and banking, social media and photo sharing. Come to any or all of the sessions. For more information and to register (required), call 410-479-1343, ext. 1.
All American Boys play A play based on this years One Maryland One Book selection, All-American Boys, by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, will be presented on Friday, Oct. 14 at North Caroline High School. The performance begins at 7 p.m. The performance is free and open to the public. The story focuses primarily on a black teen who is beaten by a white police officer, and a white teen who witnesses the incident and must come to terms with what he has seen. The setting is Springfield, a small city in an unidentified state, which is undergoing social change and struggling to cope with it. After seeing the play, we might all ask ourselves how we would react to such an incident. The authors strive to provide food for thought rather than easy answers. Copies of the book are available at the library. For more information, call 410-479-1343, ext. 1.
STEAM Storytime Children ages 3-6 and their adult caregivers are invited to learn about the mechanics of the human body at a special STEAM Storytime on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 10:30-11:30 a.m., at the Caroline County Public Library in Denton, Md. Featuring stories, songs, and the opportunity to discover science in fun, hands-on experiments, this free Storytime introduces STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) concepts in an age-appropriate format for preschoolers. Registration is required; call 410-479-1343, ext. 1 to register.
Recycle Dorchester rummage sale To augment its operating funds, the Dorchester County Historical Society (DCHS) is planning its semi-annual Recycle Dorchester rummage sale fundraiser for Oct. 13Ð15. Items needed for the sale include, antiques, collectibles, furniture, linens, housewares, tools, sporting goods, toys, small electronics, jewelry and more. If donors need assistance in transporting items to the venue, that may be arranged. For more information, call 410-228-7953 or email email@example.com.
Fried Chicken Dinner Bethany Community Church will hold a fried chicken dinner on Oct. 15 from 2-6 p.m. at the Gumboro Community Center. There will be fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, lima beans and corn, greens, cole slaw, rolls, drinks and dessert. There will also be a bake table, craft tables and carryouts. The cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children 6-12, and under six free.
Annual Booo-B-Que is Oct. 21 DNRECs Division of Parks & Recreation will host the second-annual Booo-B-Que By the Sea, a two-day barbeque cook-off competition beginning Friday, Oct. 21, at Delaware Seashore State Park. The event features a variety of family-friendly activities, including a 5k Run/Walk over the Indian River Bridge and inlet pathways on Saturday, Oct. 22. All proceeds benefit the Delaware Children in Nature Endowment Fund. To enter the BBQ competition, both pro and backyard grillers should contact event organizer Sandy Fulton at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Booo-B-Que features 30-plus food and craft brew vendors, live music, a Jeep show, trick-or-treating, a kids costume competition, and an opportunity for visitors to sample and select the peoples choice award winners for chicken wings. On Saturday, Oct. 22, a live auction for low digit surf fishing tags will be held. A fee of $5 per person will be in effect for the festival. In support of Children in Nature, all children ages 12 and under receive free admission. For more information on the Booo-B-Que Family BBQ Competition, and festivities, visit www.destateparks.com/boo-bq/.
Trip to The Grand Theater Laurel Senior Center will be going to Wilmington on Saturday, Nov., 26 to The Grand Theater to see Broadway Christmas Wonderland. For more information, call 875-2536.
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.
9-12 Delaware Patriots meetings The 9-12 Delaware Patriots will hold a monthly Sussex County meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, at Captains Pizza & Grill in Millsboro. Come early for dinner and enjoy stimulating conversation on current events, constitutional conservatism, state and federal issues and upcoming elections.
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.
GriefShare support group GriefShare support group begins Sept. 8, 2016, 6:30 p.m. at Avenue United Methodist Church, 20 N. Church Street, Milford, and runs every Thursday for 12 weeks. There is no charge to attend. For questions, call the church office at 422-8111.
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.
Nar Anon meeting on Saturdays There will be a Nar Anon meeting at Centenary United Methodist Church on Market Street in Laurel on Saturdays at 6 p.m.
Explore your ancestry with SCGS The Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS), an organization dedicated to promoting genealogy and education to encourage and instruct in genealogical research, can help you search your ancestry. SCGS holds monthly membership meetings from September to May that feature informative presentations. General meetings take place on the third Saturday of each month at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Visitors are welcome. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org.
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.
NARFE meeting The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Western Sussex Chapter 1992, will meet on Monday, Oct. 17, 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.
Seaford Chapter of Widowed Persons The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. The planned guest speakers will be Brenda Jordan and Carol Papelor representing Changing Tales Equine Rescue of Delaware. Widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Please come by and join us, we enjoy all the trips, lunches, dinners, etc. that we do.
Hub Club meetings The Harrington-Greenwood-Felton Centennial Rotary (Hub Club) meets every Wednesday at Rudys 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, Oct. 19, 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.
VVA meeting Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Sussex Chapter 1105 will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, Oct. 20 from noon to 1 p.m. at Sussex Amvets Post 2, 32592 Long Neck Rd., Millsboro.