Self-paced computer training Learn basic and intermediate computer skills using free computer assisted tutorials at the Seaford District Library. Topics include computer basics, Microsoft Office, social media, Internet search applications, email and more. A facilitator is available to get you started and answer questions. Prior computer experience is helpful but not required. Sessions are held Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m. in the Nason Room at the library. Contact Hope Ellsworth at 222-3618 to register and reserve a seat.
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.
Special Classes 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 - 35:30 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. 3March 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.
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 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
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.
Creekwatchers presentations In celebration of the tenth full season of the Nanticoke Creekwatchers Program in 2017, the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance (NWA) will offer presentations about the award-winning, bi-state water monitoring program, water quality data and issues, and how Nanticoke River watershed residents can get involved in the Creekwatchers or Musselwatchers programs. Presentations will be held at the Laurel and Greenwood public libraries. Join us at the Laurel Public Library at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, for Water Quality in Your Community. Since the programs inception, over 90 citizen scientists have participated, acting as the eyes and ears of the river and its connected waterways. Every other week from late March through early November, Nanticoke Creekwatchers visit their adopted sites, make observations about sites and weather conditions, take measurements such as water clarity and dissolved oxygen, and obtain three water samples that are processed by Envirocorp Labs Inc. and Horn Point Lab. At this presentation, the NWA will give attendees a sneak-peek at water quality results from the 2016 season and discuss water quality issues and solutions. In addition, attendees will learn how they can become involved as Nanticoke Creekwatchers or as Nanticoke Musselwatchers. The program is free and open to the public. Contact Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator Beth Wasden at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-944-1175 for more information about the Nanticoke Creekwatchers program or the presentation at the Laurel Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 19.
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, second 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 so 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. There are different levels for different age groups. Chilly Readers is for ages 1-11; Chill Out with a Good Book is for ages 12-17; and Hot Reads for a Cool Night is 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 ages 10 and under, will be available for participants only. Children must be potty-trained. Childcare is free, but tips are appreciated. Library closures - The Bridgeville Library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16, for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The Kalmar Nyckel: New Discoveries 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 ships 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.
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.
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 atthe CHEER Center, 20520 Sand Hill Rd., Georgetown.
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.
DAR meeting The Daughters of the American Revolution Mary Vining Chapter of Seaford, will meet on the second Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the Seaford Library. The chapter is making lap blankets for veterans. To help make blankets, contact anyone in the chapter for more information.
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 Georgetown Public Library at 123 W. Pine Street, 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.
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.
No meeting in January The 9-12 DE Patriots will not meet in January. No Kent or Sussex county meetings are planned.