Seaford Gallery 107 art classes
The following classes are scheduled for January at Gallery 107. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The Gallery is located at 324 High St., Seaford, and is open on 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.
Basic Drawing Class - Wednesdays, eight weeks, Jan. 18 - March 8, 12-2:30 p.m. Good drawing skills are important to the artist. These skilled graphite pencil techniques will improve your future works of art. You will learn contour drawing, how to accurately draw manmade symmetrical objects, basic perspective, beginning figure drawing and techniques of drawing from the book, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. Cost is $120 for members and $130 for future members. Contact Linda Steere for the supply list at Steere8@comcast.net or call 875-2702.
Oil Painting Workshop on the Weekend - Paint in your own style with oil paints. Ages 16+. Six weeks; every Saturday - Jan. 21 Feb. 25 - 3 5:30 p.m. Cost is $100 for members and $120 for future members. Contact Linda Steere for the supply list at Steere8@comcast.net or call 875-2702.
Oil Painting Workshop during the Week - Paint in your own style with oil paints. Six weeks; every Friday - Feb. 3 March 10 - 13:30 p.m. Cost is $100 for members and $120 for future members. Contact Linda Steere for the supply list at Steere8@comcast.net or call 875-2702.
Register at least a week in advance to ensure a place in the classroom.
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 is 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. Cost is $5.
Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon, Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.
Trains of Yesteryear
This year's 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 Year's Eve Dance
The Seaford Lioness Club is sponsoring the Midnight Sparkles dance on Dec. 31 at the Seaford Fire Hall. The New Year's 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 Year's Eve Party
The American Legion Riders of Post 19 in Laurel is having a fundraising event on New Year's 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.
Monthly oyster sandwich sale
Charity Lodge will hold their monthly oyster sandwich sale on Saturday, Jan. 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until sold out. Hot dogs and hamburgers will also be available and the Martha Rebekah Lodge 21 will sell their homemade ice cream, baked goods and refreshments at the Lodge at 319 Poplar St. Eat in or carry out. We will also deliver to businesses.
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.
Alexander Hamilton presentation
In partnership with the Delaware Humanities Forum, the Laurel Public Library will host the program Hamilton: More than a Musical. This presentation by Eric Mease features a PowerPoint presentation on the life of the United States' first Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton and the musical Hamilton, including video and music from the musical, plus time for questions and answers.
This free program will be held at the Laurel Public Library on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Contact Gregg at 875-3184 with questions or for more information.
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, secind 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.
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. DVD's 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. The Kalmar Nyckel: New Discoveries
For more information, contact Tom Summers at 302-744-5047 or email@example.com.
On Saturday, Jan. 7, at 10:30 a.m. Bill Hutchison of the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives, Dover, focusing on how the Kalmar Nyckel operated, with special emphasis on the navigation of the vessel, and the firing of the ship's guns.
Segments of a new film about the ship will be shown to reveal how these tasks were carried out. New documentary evidence has recently been uncovered about the fate of the Kalmar Nyckel which will be presented at the program.
The program is free to the public and will last approximately one hour. Reservations are not required. For more information, contact Kevin Barni at 302-744-5015 or Kevin.Barni@state.de.us.
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.
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 world's 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 nation's 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.
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.
Broad Creek Grange Meeting
The Broad Creek Grange meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month, at Broad Creek Grange Hall (11198 County Seat Hwy., Laurel). For more details, contact Mary Tress at 875-3326. Visitors are welcome.
Ad Hoc Touring Company
If you enjoy reading plays aloud, join the Ad Hoc Touring Company, an affiliate of Possum Point Players. The group meets the first Monday of each month at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown.
To learn more about Ad Hoc, contact Roger Ault at 226-1118 or firstname.lastname@example.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.
Fight against illegal drugs
The Sussex County Action Prevention Coalition (SCAPC) meets the first Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Lighted Pathway Building, 425 E. Stein Hwy., Seaford.
The group is dedicated to the prevention of substance abuse, addictions and other life related problems. Their vision is to ensure that the residents of Sussex County have access to the resources, services, and prevention needed and to implement strategies that will result in the reduction of the abuse and misuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other substances.
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 Captain's Pizza and Grill in Millsboro. Both meetings begin at 7 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to join the stimulating and inspiring conversation. For more information, contact Karen Gritton at email@example.com or 302-381-6426.
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.
Sea Purls meeting
The Sea Purls Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown on the corner of Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road. The next meeting is Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. Lunch is available. New members always welcome. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.
Sussex County Stamp Club
The Sussex County Stamp Club meets the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. John's Hall, The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 307 Federal St., Milton. Anyone with an interest in stamp collecting is invited to join. There is a stamp auction every meeting.
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.
No meeting in January
The 9-12 DE Patriots will not meet in January. No Kent or Sussex county meetings are planned.