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
Concert Series rescheduled The Friends of the Seaford District Library Concert Series has been rescheduled for January. Set to originally take place on Sunday, Jan. 8, the concert has been rescheduled for Sunday, Jan. 29. The concert will be performed by Mosiac String Duo.
Blood Drive The Seaford NJROTC in conjunction with the Blood Bank of Delaware will host a blood drive on Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the high school. The public is invited to attend to help meet the blood supply that is needed in Delaware. Appointments may be made by calling Senior Chief Anthony Rowe at the high school at 629-4525, ext. 2093.
Free computer training Learn basic and intermediate computer skills using computer assisted tutorials at the Seaford District Library. Topics include computer basics, Microsoft Office, social media, Internet search applications, email and more. A facilitator will be available to get you started and answer questions. Prior computer experience is helpful but not required. Sessions are held Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Nason Room at the library. Contact Hope Ellsworth at 222-3618 to register and reserve a seat.
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.
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.
Laurel Historical Society gala The Laurel Historical Societys upcoming gala event, Bulldog Spirit[s]: The Glory Days, a sports banquet, is Jan. 21. We will be honoring Laurel High School athletes and coaches. You are cordially invited to be our guest for the event to help the community and the Laurel Historical Society celebrate accomplishments of Laurel athletes and coaches. Coaches and players, including Hall of Fame honorees, All-State winners, and family members, will be in attendance to reminice about the glory days. The event will be conducted on Jan. 21 at the Laurel Fire Hall beginning with a cash bar at 5:30 p.m. and a buffet dinner served at 6:30. The program begins at 7:30 p.m., which promises to be both humorous and reminiscent of the glory days. Please plan to join us for a memorable evening. Tickets are $35 each and available at the Insurance Market in Laurel. Please contact George Denney at 745-1963 or Woody Disharoon at 228-8246 for additional information.
Learn website coding The Laurel Public Library is offering an Introduction to Coding class for adults who want to learn the basics of creating a website using HTML 5. Participants will work through an online course where they will learn and implement tools and techniques to create a website and add various features pictures, links, and video to a site. Staff assistance is available at each class. Sessions will be held at the library on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Monday, Jan. 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. Attendees choose which session they want to attend. Registration is required, and can be done by calling 875-3184 or in person at the library.
Fishing Expo The Big Mouth Lures will sponsor a fishing expo Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Laurel Fire Hall. 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. You can buy, sell, swap and trade all types of fishing equipment. Exhibit space can be rented. Admission $4 for adults, children under 14 are free. For more information call 302.344.1827 or 302.745.4668. Visit our website www.bigmouthlures.com
Dinner/Dance The Twinkle Dance Club of Laurel will hold its next Dinner/Dance from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Laurel American Legion Post 19, Rt. 24, Laurel. Enjoy a buffet dinner followed by dancing featuring a large variety of dance styles. Music will be provided by DJ Norm. Dancers of all abilities are welcome.Dress is dressy casual/Valentines. Must be at least 21 to attend. A cash bar is provided by the Legion.Cost is $25 per person. Reservations must be made by Feb. 3. No tickets will be sold at the door. For tickets, call Edith Snedecor at 877-0618.Visit our Facebook page, Twinkle Club, Laurel, DE or our website, www.twinkleclub.org.
Annual Wine & Beer Event The Laurel Lioness Clubs Annual Wine, Beer & Spirits Event will be held on Saturday, March 4 from 7 to 10 p.m., at the Laurel Fire Hall. Enjoy an evening filled with wine, beer & spirits tastings, food to complement the tastings, live music and fundraising auctions. Tickets are available through Laurel Lioness members or Eventbrite online ticket sales, www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-stroll-beer-crawl-tickets-30928140902. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Credit cards will be accepted.
New Fine Art Exhibit The Bethel Museum invites you to view original art work by the faculty and alumni of the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. This visiting exhibit features blown glass, ceramics, archival digital photography, pen and ink, colored silver gelatin prints, and more. The museum is fortunate to have such a variety of fine art work to see and enjoy. Nine artists are participating, and some of their art work will be for sale. This exhibit ends at the end of March. Located at 312 First St., Bethel, the Bethel Museum is open from 2 to 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. The permanent exhibits showing the development of the maritime industry in Bethel during the 1800s, including three and four masted sailing ships, will also be open along with some history of the Nanticoke Indians who lived along Broad Creek hundreds of years ago.
Bridgeville Library Self-Directed Exercise Sessions - The Bridgeville Library is now offering 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. Walking will be from 6-7 p.m. and yoga and/or Pilates will be from 7-8 p.m. Childcare, for ages 10 and under, will be available for participants only. Children must be potty-trained. Childcare is free, but tips are appreciated.
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.
Relay for Life team fundraiser For the month of January, Melissa Regelin-Sweetman, Scentsy sales rep, is having a Scentsy fundraiser.
One hundred percent of Regelin-Sweetmans commissionfrom this fundraiser will be donated to her American Cancer Society Relay For Life Sussex County team, The Tough Cookies. Shop online at www.melissarsweetman.scentsy.us or email email@example.com.
Paint night Come support the Sussex Tech swim team at a Paint Night by Tickled Paint on Friday, Jan. 20 at 8 p.m. Bring your friends for an artistic good time. Refreshments available. It will be held in the Sussex Tech cafeteria. Cost is $35 per person. For more information, call 302-448-6369 or go to www.tickledpaint.com and click on calendar.
Seed Swap and Potluck Are you growing a garden? Would you like to know how to get free seeds? Do you enjoy sharing gardening stories with other passionate gardeners? Join us for the second annual Seed Swap and Potluck at the Caroline County Public Library in Denton, Md., on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your seeds and a covered dish to share. There will also be a Garden Book Swap Table and an open discussion with local Master Gardeners. Bring seed catalogs, garden books and magazines and/or local garden event fliers to swap and share. For more information, call Laura Powell at 410-479-1343, ext. 161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The event is free and registration is not necessary.
Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast Applebees Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast to support Sussex County Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebees, 36501 Seaside Outlet Blvd., Rehoboth Beach. Tickets are $8 per person, $5 for children under 10. All proceeds go towards scholarships for graduating high school students in Sussex County. For information, contact Hattie Bull, 302-228-0057 or Bernice Edwards, 302-236-6472.
Hunting and Fishing Memorabilia Show The Fourth Annual Hunting and Fishing Memorabilia Show and Sale on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Reagan/Watson Auction building, 115 North Washington Street, in Milford. Admission is $4 or early bird admission at 8 a.m. for $10. Enjoy looking at, buying, or selling times related to hunting or fishing of yesterday and today. Contact Mike Pusey at 302-448-6467 for show information or table rentals.
Central Sussex Bridal Show Join the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce at the 22nd Annual Central Sussex Bridal Show at Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club on Sunday, March 12 from noon to 3 p.m. Admission is $5; free for brides. Vendor spots are available. For more information, contact the chamber office at 302-934-6777 or visit www.millsborochamber.com.
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 buffet 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, or the Mystic Aquarium and Mystic Seaport (within walking distance), 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.
- Gather at the Scope Arena for an amazing performance of the 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 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 Winchester Winchester,Va. May 9-11, 2017. Cost is $405 for doubles. Trip includes three days, two nights in the historic George Washington Hotel; two buffet breakfasts and two full course dinners; one dinner with performance by Patsy Cline tribute singer at the Picadilly Public House; admission to Harpers Ferry National Park, the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, the Glen Burnie House and the Patsy Cline Historic House; and a tour of downtown Winchester, Patsy Clines hometown, where you will learn much more about her life. 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.
Trip to Nova Scotia Nova Scotia trip - Sept. 17-23 - Must have a passport. Cost: $1,265 per person/doubles. Included are six breakfasts and six dinners. Call Rose for more information at 629-7180. Day 1 - travel to Portland, Maine. Next, travel to New Brunswick, the oldest incorporated city in Canada. Here at Saint John you will visit the famous Reversing Falls where the high tides of the Bay of Fundy meet and overpower the St. Johns River and force it to reverse and flow back upstream. Travel to Halifax, stopping at Hopewell Rocks, where 50 foot tides have carved the worlds largest flower pots out of the cliffs. Nowhere else on earth are the tides as high as the Bay of Fundy. Time for sightseeing in Halifax before a tour of the Citadel National Historic Site and a visit to the Public Gardens and Fairview Lawn Cemetery and the burial place of the Titanic victims. Also a buffet dinner at the Casino Nova Scotia. Travel to Peggys Cove and observe the lighthouse built in 1868. Off to the town of Annapolis Royal for free time before boarding the Digby Ferry that takes you to Saint John for a lobster dinner and lodging. Next day head back south with a stop to visit Franklin D. Roosevelts summer home and retreat at Campobello Island. A lot of history here about the well-to-do families. Continue on to Portland for dinner and overnight lodging before returning home the next day. Call Rose for more information at 629-7180.
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 The Sussex County Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter 1105 will hold its monthly meeting from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, at Amvets Post 2, Long Neck Road, Millsboro.Call 302-542-3889 for more information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Airport Advisory Committee meeting The Delaware Coastal Airport Advisory Committee meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, Delaware Coastal Airport, 21911 Rudder Ln., Georgetown. The meeting is open to the public.
Republican Womens Meeting The Seaford Republican Womens Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, at Pizza King in Seaford. The program will be a presentation from the Seaford Art Gallery 107. Everyone is invited.