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.
Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Children's 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.
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.
Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast
Applebees's Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast will take place Feb. 25 from 8-10 a.m. at Applebee's in Seaford and will support Sussex County Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,Inc. The cost is $8 per person and $5 for children under 10. All proceeds go towards scholarships for Sussex County graduating high school students. Contact Hattie Bull302-228-0057or Bernice Edwards302-236-6472 for more information.
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.
Kiwanis Bingo Night
The Seaford Kiwanis Club's annual Bingo Night is Saturday, March 11, at the Boys and Girls Club, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford. Prizes include several filled Longaberger baskets, Vera Bradley handbags and Wusthof knives. There will also be a silent auction, raffle prizes, and many door prizes. Refreshments will be available.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7. Tickets, which are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, are available at Soil Service (629-7054), the Boys and Girls Club, or from any Kiwanis member.
For more information, call 629-2170. Must be 18 to play.
Womanless Beauty Pageant
Seaford Women of the Moose are hosting a Womanless Beauty Pageant on Saturday, March 11, at Seaford Moose Family Center, 22759 Bridgeville Hwy.
The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a baked ziti dinner and the show begins at 7.Cost is $12 per ticket.Proceeds benefit the MD/DE/DC Home at Mooseheart and the chapter.
Come support our event. Help us vote for the most beautiful Miss' Moose for 2017.The guys are waiting for you!
For more information, contact the lodge at 629-3155 or Nadine Nicholson at 240-4053.The event is open to members and qualified guests.
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 Cut'n 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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 875-3184.
Beef 'n Dumplin' Dinner
All-You-Can-Eat Beef 'n Dumplin' dinner, Sunday Feb. 25 from noon to 4 p.m., Delmar VFW, to benefit Friends of the Laurel Library. Eat-in or carry-out. Tickets are $15 each, children under six are free, and can be purchased at the door.
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 O'Neal and Lisa Horsey will host the evening's 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.
Control your financial destiny
Are you ready to retire? Are you exploring ways to save money for retirement? The Money School will present a seminar, 21 Ways to Find Money for Retirement, at Laurel Public Library on Saturday, March 4 from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
The session will include a presentation and time for questions. Information will be presented on ways individuals can find and save money for retirement.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gregg at 875-3184 or email@example.com.
Annual Wine & Beer Event
The Laurel Lioness Club's 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.
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 year's 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 on April 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. The Little 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 Department's 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.
Self-Directed Exercise Sessions - Join the Bridgeville Library for self-directed exercise sessions from 6 to 7:30 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. DVD's will be played to help lead you to your health goals. We will start with walking for 30 to 45 minutes followed by 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.
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 library's 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.
Philadelphia Flower Show
The CHEER Travel Club will sponsor a bus trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show on Monday, March 13.
Since 1829, the Flower Show has been a top destination horticultural event which attracts thousands of visitors annually to the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
This year's theme is 'Holland: Flowering the World,' and will showcase the extraordinary plants, creativity and talent of this region's top horticulturists and designers along with award-winning landscape and floral designers from the Netherlands. Towering windmills, wooden shoes and delectable cheese, whimsical bicycles, canals and vibrant tulip fields of the iconic Dutch landscape will all be showcased.
The bus will depart at 8 a.m. from the Warren L. and Charles C. Allen, Jr. CHEER Community Center at the corner of Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road, east of Georgetown. The bus will return at approximately 6 p.m. Cost is $55 per person. Lunch will be on your own. The public is invited to enjoy this venture.
To make your reservation, call Robin Greene at 302-515-3063. All proceeds benefit the services of CHEER, Inc.
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.
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.
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 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.
There will be a mystery trip on May 20 for a cost of $64. This trip includes transportation, lunch, a tour, an additional stop, and all gratuities. The group will leave from the Walmart shopping center in Seaford. For additional information, contact Fran at 629-4416.
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.
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. 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.
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.
Laurel Boy Scouts
Laurel Boy Scouts meet Mondays at 7 p.m., upstairs at Centenary UMC. For more information, contact Cliff Alpert at 228-2390 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NARFE, Western Sussex Chapter 1992, will meet at noon on Monday, Feb. 20, at Pizza King, Seaford. Speaker will be Terri Tolson who will talk about identity theft protection.
Republican Women's Club meeting
The Seaford Republican Women's Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, at Pizza King, Seaford. The speaker will be Pastor Bob Carey of Delmarva Teen Challenge. Everyone is welcome.