Seaford Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled for February at Seaford Gallery 107. Details are available online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The Gallery, which is located at 324 High St., Seaford, is open 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 Saturday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 6-9, $40, includes supplies and light lunch. Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10-14, $40, includes supplies and light lunch. 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. Learn contour drawing, how to accurately draw man-made symmetrical objects, basic perspective, beginning figure drawing and techniques of drawing from the book, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. $120/members, $130 future members Contact Linda Steere for a supply list at Steere8@comcast.net or 875-2702. Oil Painting Workshop on the Weekend - Paint in your own style with oil paints. Ages 16+. Six weeks; every Saturday - Jan. 28Feb. 25, 35:30 p.m. $100/members, $120 future members. Contact Linda Steere for a supply list at Steere8@comcast.net or 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. $100/members and $120 future members. Contact Linda Steere for a supply list at Steere8@comcast.net or 875-2702. Please 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 will be available for 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.
Class of 2019 Pork BBQ Seaford High School Class of 2019 will hold a Smoked Pork BBQ on Friday, Jan. 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Platters are $8 and include a pork sandwich, chips, drink, cole slaw and baked beans.Tickets may be purchased by contacting Becky at 381-1976, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Walk-up customers are welcomed at the back entrance of the high school. Businesses ordering five or more meals may have platters delivered to the business. All money will go towards class of 2019 projects including the prom and homecoming floats.
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.
New exhibit at The Seaford Museum The Seaford Museum, 203 High St., Seaford, presents a new exhibit - What We Wore: Fashions from the Everyday Clothing Project - which opens Feb. 4. What We Wore is a nostalgic look at everyday clothing from 1880 to 1980. See a prized summer dress from 100 years ago, a coat that kept a generation of children warm through the Great Depression, a flappers woolen bathing suit, and more. Ghost stories, love stories, myths and mysteries follow these relics of everyday life. The Everyday Clothing Project is a Bridgeville based collection of everyday clothing worn in the mid-Atlantic states of the USA. What We Wore is a selection of some of the most interesting and outstanding pieces from this collection. The museum is open Thursdays through Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults and children 12 and under and SHS members are free. For more information, call 628-9828, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.seafordhistoricalsociety.com.
2017 SHS Lecture Series The Seaford Historical Society will kick off its 2017 Lecture Series at 7:15 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6, at the Manor House, 1001 Middleford Rd., Seaford.The first lecture features Maria Heyssel, SHS president, and James Blackwell, SHS vice president, who will present Whats Happening in the Historical Society, including information on SHS activities and the plans for the New Ross Station.
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
Oyster Sandwich Sale Odd Fellows of Laurel Charity Lodge will have their monthly oyster sandwich sale at the lodge at 319 Poplar St., Laurel, on Saturday, Feb. 4, 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. Eat-in or carry-out. Delivery available to businesses.
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.
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 now offers self-directed exercise sessions from 6-8 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. All sessions are subject to other library programming, but a calendar will be 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. Children must be potty-trained. Childcare is free, but tips are appreciated. AARP Tax Appointments - Every Wednesday from Feb. 1 through April 12 - AARP tax appointments will be available from noon to 3:45 p.m.; appointments are required. You must bring to your appointment the following items: 2015 tax return(s), Social Security card for anyone on the 2016 tax return, valid picture ID, all signers must be present.
Call the circulation desk at 337-7401, ext. 101, to schedule your appointment today. Friends Annual Warm Winter Soup for the Soul - Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville. Join us for the Friends Annual Winter Soups for the Soul. We will enjoy homemade soups, breads, salads, and desserts. There will also be a silent and live auction.
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.
Indoor Yard Sale The Post Groundhog Day Indoor Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tables are $10 each; if vendors bring their own tables, floor space is $10 per table.Cash payment only, first come/first serve.Set up time is 7 a.m. Bake sale and a 50/50 drawing for the day will be available. The public is welcome. The event is sponsored by the Greenwood Memorial VFW Auxiliary and will benefit National Veterans Services and National Military Services. For more information, call President Margo Ellers at 883-4922.
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 email@example.com. 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.
Richard Allen Coalition benefit The Richard Allen Coalition, a diverse group working together to restore the Richard Allen School in Georgetown, will hold its second annual gala benefit on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 5 p.m. at the Georgetown CHEER Center. Tickets are $40 per person or $400 for a table for eight. Checks may be mailed to Richard Allen Coalition, PO Box 624, Georgetown, DE 19947. When Richard Allen School opened its doors it was a beacon of hope for African-Americans living in Jim Crow Delaware. When it reopens it will welcome all of us who want to learn about the past while helping our youth explore their talents and prepare for a wonderful future. For more information, contact Betty Deacon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-644-4303.
African American genealogy records On Saturday, Feb. 4, at 10:30 a.m. researcher Shamele Jordon will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives titled Underutilized Records for African American Genealogy. This presentation will go beyond census and vital records to show how to transcend the brick walls of African American research. Records created by the federal and county governments, organizations, employers and insurance companies will be examined. Other collections that will be discussed include mortgage records, Freedmens Bureau, Underground Railroad, and fire insurance maps. The program is free to the public and will last one hour.For more information, contact Tom Summers at 302-744-5047 or email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, Feb. 1. Lunch is available. New members are always welcome. For details, callDiane 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. Johns 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.
Stamp Club meets monthly The Sussex County Stamp Clubmeets the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Johns 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 atthe CHEER Center, 20520 Sand Hill Rd., Georgetown.