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. 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.
Museum opens new exhibits On Saturday, Feb. 18 from noon to 1 p.m., the Seaford Museum will hold an opening for its two newest exhibits: Women in the Workplace - a new permanent exhibit showing the changing careers of Seaford women - from nurses, teachers and secretaries, to professionals in all disciplines, and What We Wore - a nostalgic look back at everyday clothing from 1880-1980. Seaford Museum Curator Jim Blackwell, and Executive Director and presenter of What We Wore, Amanda Goebel, will give tours and answer questions. Light refreshments will be served. Free to members and children ages 12 and under; $4 for the general public. The Seaford Museum is located at 203 High St., Seaford. Free parking is available.
FCC Amateur Tech license class Sussex County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (Sussex County ARES) is sponsoring a two day FCC Amateur (Ham) Radio Technician license preparation class at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. Session I will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Session II will be held on Sunday, Feb. 26, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Participants are required to obtain an FCC Amateur Technician exam guide book and to begin studying prior to the weekend sessions. Exam guide books may be obtained online at www.arrl.org/ham-radio-license-manual or www.gordonwestradioschool.com/main/page_w5yi_training_resources.html. FCC testing will begin at 11 a.m., immediately following the conclusion of the second session. Donations are acceptable for participation. There is no fee for the FCC testing.
Ladies Auxiliary birthday meeting The Ladies Auxiliary of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department will celebrate its 82nd birthday during their monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, at the Seaford Fire Dept. Banquet Hall. Anyone interested in the Ladies Auxiliary is welcome. For more information, contact Isabel Stevenson at 302-245-5418 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Little Miss, Miss Seaford Little Miss and Miss Seaford Pageant will be held on April 7 at Seaford High School. Applications for both will be available on Monday, Feb. 13 from 8-10 a.m. After that they will be available Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Applications can be picked up at Cutn Up Salon, 609 West Stein Hwy, Seaford. Only 12 applicants will be accepted for Little Miss. There is a $25 entry fee, due with application. Little Miss is open to Kindergarten or 1st graders who live and attend school in the Seaford School District.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt The Annual Seaford Parks & Recreation Easter Egg Hunt for toddlers to age 9, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, at the Governor Ross Mansion. Rain date is Sunday, April 9 at 1 p.m. Bring a basket to collect eggs.
SHS Spring Tea You are cordially invited to the SHS In My Easter Bonnet Tea, Thursday, April 13, 2 to 4 p.m. at Ross Mansion. Wear your finest Easter bonnet and gloves! Cost is $20 per person.Reservations are required and confirmed upon receipt of payment. Reservations are going fast. Make checks payable to SHS and send to 203 High St., Seaford, DE 19973. For more information and reservations, call Phyllis at 536-7194 or email email@example.com
Tribute concert to Frank Sinatra The Laurel Public Library will host a free screening of the concert Sinatra: Voice for a Century at the library on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. The New York Philharmonic concert is hosted by Seth MacFarlane. Singers Christina Aguilera, Chris Botti, Fantasia, Sutton Foster, Kyle Dean Massey, Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter and Sting pay tribute to Sinatra by performing some of his most famous musical works. This concert is made possible by Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings. This event is open to the public and light refreshments will be served. No registration is required, but questions can be directed to Gregg McCullough at 875-3184 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gospel Choir Concert In honor of African-American History Month, the Laurel Public Library will host the Salisbury University Gospel Choir, under the direction of Janelle Thomas, on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m., in the Carpenter Community Room. The choir has been ministering to the area community for over 30 years. The performance is free and open to music lovers of all ages. Lasting approximately one hour, this program promises to be uplifting and encouraging for all. For more information, contact Gregg at email@example.com or 875-3184.
Hearts for Hope Benefit gala The annual Hearts for Hope Benefit Dinner Dance and Silent Auction will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Laurel Fire Hall on Tenth Street, Laurel. Master of Ceremonies Dennis ONeal and Lisa Horsey will host the evenings events. DJ Sky Brady will provide music for listening and dancing. Dinner is catered by My Turn to Cook. A Night with the Stars will be part of the entertainment, featuring a variety of acts. Items for silent and live auctions are coming in from many established Delmarva businesses and estates. All proceeds support Hope House I and II, sponsored by the Laurel Community Foundation, a 501-C3 non-profit organization. Hope House I and II provide transitional housing for more than 20 homeless families each year. These services are not limited to residents of Laurel. Raising operating funds is challenging. Hope House I and II are not federally subsidized; they are supported solely through community efforts. Individual tickets are $30. A table for eight - for your employees, family, and friends is $200 - a savings of $40. Make a financial donation, donate an item for the auctions, or just come and enjoy the evening. Bring your checkbook or cash to purchase votes for the acts of your choice and bid on many fine auction items. All donations are tax-deductible. Tickets must be purchased in advance from any Laurel Community Foundation board member. Tickets will not be available at the door. For more information, contact the Laurel Community Foundation at 841-4007.
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.
Municipal elections The Town of Laurel General Municipal Election will be held on Thurrday, March 23, 2017. The office of Mayor, Ward 2 Council Seat, Ward 3 Council Seat, and At Large Council Seat will be decided. The filing deadline for citizens interested in running is Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Candidates may file at the town office located in the municipal building located at 201 Mechanic St. during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The last day to register to vote is Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Registration to vote in the town election is separate from registration for the presidential election. All residents who are citizens of the United States and a bona fide resident of the Town of Laurel for at least thirty days prior to the date of the General Municipal Election and who are eighteen years of age are elibible to register and vote. Voters may register at the town office during regular business hours. Voter registration forms are available online at www.townoflaurel.net under forms and documents.
Lions Club Showboat The Laurel Lions Club will present its 56th annual Showboat variety show on Thursday, March 23, Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25, at 7:30 each evening in the Laurel High School Auditorium. This years show is entitled Lions Rock!! The Lions Club chorus and soloists will sing classic rock-and-roll songs from the 1950s through the 1970s, featuring selections by the Beatles, Bill Haley and His Comets, the Beach Boys, Three Dog Night, and others. And, what would a Laurel Lions Club show be without some wild and crazy skits? Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 12 and under. For tickets or more information, call 302-383-2353. Hope to see you there!
Little Miss, Miss Laurel Applications are now available for the 2017 Little Miss Laurel and Miss Laurel pageants presented by the Laurel Lioness Club onApril 7, at Laurel Middle High School. Applications can be obtained until March 23, at Laurel Town Hall, 201 Mechanic St., Laurel, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. All applicants must reside in the Laurel School District. TheLittle Miss Laurel pageant is open to girls from age 4 through first grade. The Miss Laurel pageant is open to freshmen, sophomore or junior girls. Applications must be returned to the Laurel Lioness representative on March 23, between the hours of 4-7 p.m., at the Lions Headquarters, 311 S. Central Ave., Laurel. Only the first 15 Little Miss applications and the first 12 Miss Laurel applications will be accepted. For more information, call 858-8500.
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.
Beef and Dumpling Dinner A Beef and Dumpling Dinner to benefit the Delmar Fire Departments Ladies Auxiliary will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Delmar Fire House. Advance tickets are $14 for adults and carry-outs and $7 for children (ages 12 and under). Call 846-2335 or 875-2195 for ticket information.
Delmar Alumni Banquet is April 22 The 15th Annual Delmar Alumni Association Banquet will be held on Saturday, April 22, at the Delmar Fire Hall. A highlight of the evening will be recognition of the 2017 student scholarship recipients. Banquet details and registration information will be provided in the annual newsletter that will be mailed to association members in February. Delmar Alumni Association membership is not limited to graduates of Delmar High School. An associate membership is available for folks who did not graduate from DHS but have an interest in being a part of the association. Anyone wishing to become a member is encouraged to visit the alumni website at www.delmaralumni.net to download an application.
Bridgeville Library Self-Directed Exercise Sessions - The Bridgeville Library now offers self-directed exercise sessions from 6-7:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. All sessions are subject to other library 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. We will start with walking for 30-45 minutes, and then yoga. 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. AARP Tax Appointments - Every Wednesday through April 12, AARP tax appointments will be available from noon to 3:45 p.m. Appointments are required. Items you must bring to your appointment include: 2015 tax return(s), Social Security Card for anyone on the 2016 tax return, valid picture ID, and all signers must be present. Call the circulation desk at 337-7401, ext. 101 to schedule your appointment. Library Gaming - Join us on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., as Small Town Gaming offers an open arcade for the day. Enjoy XBox One, PS4, Wii U, Madden17, NBA2K17, COD: Infinite Warfare, Nintendoland, MarioKart, Card Games, and more. You may bring your own console. This is a free event, and is open to all ages.
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.
Digital Learning Night Drop in to Digital Learning Night on Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Caroline County Public Library in Denton, Md., for a technology open house and learn about the technology your local school system and library have to offer. Enjoy hands-on STEM activities, demos of 3-D printers and the librarys Music Lab, and much more. We will have Oculus, Vive, and other headsets available for you to play with. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 410-479-1343 or visit carolib.org.
Tricky Tray Basket Auction St, Bernadette Church, 109 Dixon St., Harrington, will host a Tricky Tray Basket Auction on Saturday, March 5. Doors open at 4 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for a $5 donation or five canned goods. There will be door prizes, raffles, and plenty of good food to purchase. For more information, call Patti at 302-284-8695.
Vendors sought for craft show CHEER, Inc. will host its annual Spring Craft and Hobby Show on Saturday, March 11, at the Warren L. & Charles C. Allen, Jr. CHEER Community Center on Sand Hill Road, east of Georgetown. Vendors who wish to participate can contact Florence Mason at 302-515-3045 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The show will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is open to the public. Eight-foot tables are $30 for those selling items and $25 for people who only want to showcase their hobby. Additional tables are available for $10 each. Whatever you collect or make, bring it to show or to sell. Merchandise ranges from books, baseball cards, toys, woodworking and t-shirts to leather goods, magazines, antiques, military memorabilia, jewelry, and much more.
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.
9-12 Delaware Patriots meeting 9-12 Delaware Patriots Sussex County meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 9, at Captains Pizza and Grille, 24832 John J. Williams Hwy., Millsboro. Meetings start at 7 p.m. Come early for dinner. This months meetings will cover sanctuary cities, balance of power in Delaware, successful campaigns, and inauguration experiences with guest speakers. Join us for good food, conversation, fellowship and enlightenment.
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.
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 DAR, Mary Vining Chapter, will meet on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 10:30 a.m., at the Seaford Public Library. Guest speaker with be Connor Graham, an archivist at the State Archives in Dover. Graham will speak about Preserving Your Documents, providing instruction on proper handling and storage of family papers and photographs. For more information, contact Kitty Dickerson at email@example.com or Carolynn Foxwell at 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.
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.
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, Feb. 16, at Amvets Post 2, Long Neck Road, Millsboro. Chapter officers will be elected. Call 302-542-3889 for more information.