Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled for the month of November. For more details, visit nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The Gallery, which is located at 324 High St., Seaford, is open Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Classes are conducted around the corner at 105 Pine St. There will be no special classes in November.
Ongoing classes Mondays, 10 a.m. to 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 persons ages 16 and older 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.
Trains of Yesteryear This years holiday train exhibit in the Webb Room of the Seaford Museum, 203 High St., Seaford, will feature the pre-war trains of days gone by.The exhibit will feature some of the oldest and most beautiful trains in our American history of model trains which were made up to the beginning of World War II.At that time metal was too valuable for making model trains because it was needed to make weapons for war. The exhibit will also feature - especially for our children and grandchildren - a running model train exhibit by the Seaside Railroad Club in Georgetown. The exhibit will be at the museum Nov. 26 through Jan. 15, 2017, Thursday through Sunday afternoons, 1-4.
New Years Eve Dance The Seaford Lioness Club is sponsoring the Midnight Sparkles dance on Dec. 31 at the Seaford Fire Hall. The New Years Eve dance will take place from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with doors opening at 8:15 p.m. The band Chasin Time will perform. Call 841-4884 or 228-5934 for tickets.
Laurel Boy Scout Troop 90 The Laurel Boy Scout Troop 90 meets Monday nights at 7 p.m. at the Centenary Church. For more info contact Cliff Alpert 302-228-2390.
All American New Years Eve Party The American Legion Riders of Post 19 in Laurel is having a fundraising event on New Years Eve (De. 31, 2016). The event will begin at 8 p.m. and last until 12:30 a.m. Tickets are $30, which includes music by Gene and the Hurricanes and hot and cold finger food all evening, as well as party favors and champagne at midnight. There will be a continental breakfast after midnight and a cash bar (no outside food or drink allowed). Tickets are advanced sale only; they can be purchased at the bar (American Legion Post 19, 12168 Laurel Rd, Laurel). For more information, call 302-238-7235.
Democratic Representative Caucus The Democratic Party for the 40th Representative District will hold a caucus to elect a new committee at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, at the Laurel American Legion Hall, 12168 Laurel Rd., Laurel. Call 875-1881 for more information. The caucus is open to all registered Democrats who reside in the 40th Representative District. Doors close at 7, when the nominations and elections begin. If you are interested in being a part of the Democratic committee for your area and getting involved in Democratic politics this is your opportunity.
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. 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.
Christmas Cash Calendar The Delmar Fire Departments Ladies Auxillary will be drawing a daily winner for its Christmas Cash Calendar throughout the month of December. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from any auxiliary member or call 302-846-2335, 302-875-2195, or 443-359-0924.
Delmar Lions Club corn hole tournament The Delmar Lions Club Help Feed the Kids Corn Hole Tournament will take place on Sunday, Jan. 8 at the Laurel American Legion Post #19. There will be a competitive and non-competitive division. The cost is $40 per team. Registration starts at 11 a.m., first toss is at 1 p.m. There will be a $5 airmail box with a 50/50 payout and also a 50/50 drawing and a cash bar. Delmar Lions Club will use all proceeds to pay off past due lunchroom accounts at both Delmar Elementary School and Delmar Middle and High School. For further information, contact Doug Carey at 443-783-7355.
Annual Open House The Delmarva Model Railroad Club will hold its 31st Annual Open House on Jan. 7-8 and Jan. 14-15, 2017, at Camelot Hall, 2nd Floor, 103 E. State St., Delmar. Saturdays are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Enjoy over 8,000 sqf of operating train layouts. Admission and parking are free. The 2017-2018 open house will be held on Nov. 25-26, Dec. 2-3, 2017 and Jan. 6-7 and Jan. 13-14, 2018. For more information, visit www.delmarvamodelrailroadclub.org or call 410-723-1709 or 302-856-9250.
Bridgeville Library Winter Reading Program - Our Winter Reading program has begun. Stop by the Bridgeville Library to sign up the entire family. Our six week literacy program will keep the family reading during the chilly weather. We will have fun contests, crafts to-go, and cool prizes! Age groups include Chilly Readers for ages 1-11, Chill Out with a Good Book for ages 12-17, and Hot Reads for a Cool Night for ages 18 and up. Self-Directed Exercise Sessions - Starting Tuesday, Jan. 3, the Bridgeville Library will offer self-directed exercise sessions from 6-8 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. All sessions are subject to other programming, but we will have a calendar available so you can plan accordingly. DVDs will be played to help lead you to your health goals. From 6-7 p.m. will be walking, and from 7-8 p.m. will be yoga and/or Pilates. Childcare, for children 10 and under, will be available for participants only. Childcare is free, but tips are appreciated. Library closures - The Bridgeville Library will close early on Thursday, Dec. 22 at 5 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 23 at 3 p.m. The library will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 24 and Monday, Dec. 26 for Christmas. The library will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 31 and Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, for New Years.
The Studio in Bridgeville The Studio in Bridgeville offers the following art classes. For more information, call Grace at 228-7859.
Creative Weekly Art 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+. On Mondays, 1-3 p.m. or 3-5 p.m., year round. Adult Art Classes - Adults can focus on specific art techniques or complete interest based projects. On the first Friday of the month, 6-8 p.m. Private Art Instruction - Customized individual classes to meet your needs. Other classes and times available upon request or find new events online at www.facebook.com/fromthestudios.
New hours at Public Archives Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 3, the Research Room at the Delaware Public Archives, Dover, will have new hours of operation. Patrons will have access to the Research Room Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. On the second Saturday of each month, the Research Room will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Tom Summers at 302-744-5047 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEAD is Jan. 9 C.O.P.S., Concerns of Police Survivors, will hold its annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. Now more than ever with 62 officers killed in 2016 by gunfire it is time to show our police officers that the community supports them. Please show your support by doing any or all of the following: Fly a blue ribbon on your mailbox, motorcycle, or anywhere one can be tied. Shine a blue light in your home window.
Wear blue. Send a card or have local schools make cards for the local department. Share your support on social media. Most importantly, if you see a police officer, thank them.
Casino magic at Foxwoods Join us on a trip to Foxwoods Resort Casino - the largest casino in the world - for some casino magic in Mashantucket, Conn., on March 29-31, 2017. Cost is $305 doubles/$419 single. Three days, two nights in the Great Cedar Hotel. Included are two buffet breakfasts, one buffet dinner and a $20 slot play for Foxwoods. Walk the sky walk or take the casino shuttle bus over to the Tower Casino. Staying in the casino also gives you free time to browse the many shops. After a buffet breakfast the next morning, we will leave in the early afternoon to visit the Mohegan Sun Casino where you will receive a cash bonus and a meal voucher for your dinner. Later in the evening, we will return to Foxwoods for the night. After your buffet breakfast the next day, we will check out and travel to Mystic Village complex to explore the many shops there before beginning our journey back home. Call Rose at 629-7180.
Azalea Festival Join us on a trip to the Azalea Festival in Norfolk, Va. April 27-30, 2017. Four days/three nights. Cost is $525 per person/doubles. Three breakfasts, three full course dinners, including the Spirit of Norfolk dinner cruise with music and entertainment. Also includes: A driving tour narrated by naval personnel through the Naval Base which is the worlds largest naval installation - the home of more than 78 ships of the Atlantic Fleet. Also home to aircraft carriers, submarines and historic homes from the 1907 Jamestown Exposition.
The Chrysler Museum of Art. A visit to the general Douglas MacArthur memorial to view a tribute to his life. Virginia International Tattoo Show of marching troops. This show consists of over 1,000 military and civilian performers from several nations sharing their unique music, dance, culture and pride. Emotions for all of our nations military will touch your heart as you stand for the Star Spangled Banner. Reserved seats for the 64th Annual Parade of Nations sponsored by NATO followed by the NATOfest activities in Town Point Park, which features booths from each NATO country, entertainment, activities and food vendors from their countries. Call Rose at 629-7180.
Trip to Kentucky Caroline County AARP 915 is sponsoring a trip to Ark Encounter, Creation Museum, and Renfro Valley on May 16-22, 2017. The trip includes admissions to Ark Encounter, Creation Museum, Renfro Barn Dance Show, Bandstand, Mt. Gospel Jubilee, Kentucky Horse Park and Country Music Museum/Hall of Fame. Tour historic Berea, Stonewall Jackson House, American Celebration on Parade. For more information, call Diana at 410-754-8189.
Republican Womens Meeting The Seaford Republican Womens Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, at Pizza King in Seaford. 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.
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.
Christian Writers Fellowship Vine and Vessels Christian Writers Fellowship offers support, networking andopportunities to aspiring writers and poets. If you possessa God-given talent and a passionate desirefor writing, this group is for you. Seize thisopportunity to grow your creative writing skills and connect with other writers. Meetings are heldon 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.
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 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.
No meeting in January The 9-12 DE Patriots will not meet in January. No Kent or Sussex county meetings are planned.