Summer Food Service Program
The Seaford School District is participating in the 2017 Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
Meals will be provided, on a first come, first served basis, at the sites and times as follows: Seaford High School - breakfast - 7:50-8:20 a.m. and lunch - 11:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m.; Blades Park - lunch - 10:30-11 a.m.; Mobile Gardens - lunch - 11:15-11:45 a.m.; Mt. Olivet Church - lunch - Noon to 1 p.m.; Seaford Presbyterian Church - lunch - Noon to 1 p.m.; Miracle Revival Center - lunch - Noon to 1 p.m.; Christ Lutheran Church - lunch - Noon to 1 p.m.; Seaford Public Library - lunch - 12:15-12:45 p.m.; Clarence Street Church of God -lunch - 1-3 p.m.; St. John's UMC - lunch - 2-2:30 p.m.; Miracle Revival Center - afternoon snack - 2:30-3 p.m.; Christ Lutheran Church - afternoon snack - 2:30-3 p.m.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
Gallery 107 classes for June
The following classes are scheduled for July at Seaford Gallery 107. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html.
The Gallery, which is located at 324 High St., Seaford, is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Classes are conducted around the corner at 105 Pine St.
Special classes Impressionistic Oil Painting with Linda Steere."3-5:30 p.m. Saturdays: July 8, 15, 22, 29 and Aug. 5, 12 - Learn the unique painting techniques of the Impressionist painters, such as Monet and Renoir. The only prerequisite is a love of oil painting combined with some basic drawing skills. $100 for members and $120 for future members. Contact Linda at Steere8@comcast.net with any questions plus the supply list. Please sign up at least a week in advance at Gallery 107." Anyone interested in children's classes for July should contact Karen Owens at 302-236-7226 or email@example.com. Ongoing classes Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.
1st Saturday in Seaford
Come out between 4 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 1, and discover what great things are going on in Downtown Seaford. Enjoy food, outdoor games, local produce and vendors, and a special performance called "Ruckus on the Nanticoke" at 6 p.m. Located on the corner of Spring and High Streets.
Cold Cut Sub Sale
The VFW Auxiliary Post 4961 will hold a Cold Cut Sub sale on Friday, July 14. Orders and payment are due on Tuesday, July 11. If you order three or more subs, delivery is free within the Seaford area. Cost is $8.25 for a sub and chips and includes a Buddy Poppy donation.
To place an order, call the VFW at 629-3092 or stop by 9767 Middleford Rd., Seaford. Every donation makes a difference in the lives of veterans, active-duty military and their families.
Annual Golf Tournament
The Trinity Foundation will hold its Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 30, at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville.
The tournament serves as one of the largest fundraisers for the Trinity Foundation, which has donated more than $450,000 to health and wellness, community necessities, and youth activities and leadership.
The format is a four-man scramble at $100 per golfer. Hole and tournament sponsorships are available from $90 and up.
The tournament includes: 18 holes of golf, a golf cart with GPS, a continental breakfast, a full lunch buffet, complimentary driving range balls, goodie bag, tournament recognitions and awards and more.
To participate in the tournament as a golfer or sponsor, call 262-8467 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
'A Voyage to Health' exhibit
The Laurel Public Library is hosting an exhibit, A Voyage to Health, from Monday, July 3 through Saturday, Aug. 12.
The six-panel display explores the revival of Kaho'olawe (traditional voyaging), an important part of Native Hawaiian culture. Natives arrived on the Hawaiian islands by means of Kaho'olawe, and its resurgence is part of a wider movement to learn, honor and preserve Hawaiian heritage. It is also hoped that practicing Kaho'olawe and other traditions will be a way of healing for Hawaiians.
The library will host an opening reception on July 3, including a selection of Hawaiian dishes.
Trap Pond Summer Concert Series
Trap Pond State Park in Laurel will hold concerts on Saturdays through Labor Day, Sept. 2 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call the concert hotline at 875-5163. July 1-Apex Revolution
July 8-New Direction Band
July 15-Charlie and the Cooltones
July 22-Zodiac Jack
July 29-Sara Ann Garrison
Aug. 5-The Reminders
Sept. 2-Second Chance Blues
The Laurel Senior Center will hold an indoor/outdoor yard sale on July 1 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the senior center, located at 113 N. Central Avenue in Laurel. Food will be served until 12:30 p.m. Table spaces are available for $15 each. Call 302-875-2536 to reserve your space. All proceeds will benefit the Laurel Senior Center.
Oyster Sandwich Sale
Odd Fellows of Laurel Charity Lodge, 319 Poplar St., will have their monthly oyster sandwich sale on Saturday, July 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until sold out. Hot dogs and hamburgers will also be available. Martha Rebekah Lodge 21 will sell their homemade ice cream, baked goods and refreshments at the lodge. Eat-in or carry-out. Delivery available to businesses.
Fire safety event
The Red Cross of Delaware is partnering with the Delaware State Fire School to educate and help targeted areas in the state that show significant fire loss, whether that is measured by deaths, injuries, or responses. The Red Cross of Delaware estimates that 80 percent their funds set aside for disaster relief go to fire victims, according to Mike Lowe, training administrator at the Delaware State Fire School.
On Saturday, July 8, the two agencies will be at the Delmarva Camp Ground on Cottage Circle Rd. (off of Camp Rd.) in Laurel. "I'm past Chief of Laurel Fire Department, and I know that's something that needs to be done," said Lowe, "so it's good to have a partner to come in and help us take care of it. It's a huge fire problem that we need to address." They plan to take a fire engine and crew and walk around the area, talking to residents about how to escape their homes in case of fire and fire safety; they will also, if allowed by the residents, check the homes' smoke detectors and replace them for free if needed.
Crab Feast and Cornhole Tournament
The American Legion Post 19 is sponsoring a crab feast and cornhole tournament on July 22. There will also be 50/50, a silent auction, and a crab basket raffle. The cornhole tournament will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The tournament is pre-registration only and is $50 per (two person) team. The crab feast is from 1 - 5 p.m. Tickets are pre-sale only and $45 a person. Cut-off date is July 15. Events at the Bethel Museum
Tickets can be purchased at Laurel Legion, Post 19 (12168 Laurel Road, Laurel). For more information, call Dina Lee or Dickie Elliott at 302-875-9948; Hoot Holloway at 302-236-2525; or Clyde Crossan at 302-538-7334.
The Bethel Historical Society is hosting a visiting exhibit at the museum through June 30, featuring beautifully designed pottery by Brent Zockoll of Zockoll Pottery in Parsonsburg, Md. The pottery is quality stoneware, whimsical items and personalized pottery which make great gifts.
The dates for the free outdoor movies are: July 29 (to be announced) and Aug. 12 (to be announced). Snacks and drinks will be available for sale. Bring a blanket or chair. Movies air at 8:30 p.m. at the museum.
Attention all mariners: don't miss a one day event, Wednesday, July 19, at 2 p.m., presented by expert Don Willey teaching the art of knot tying. Learn all methods of knot tying including the challenging bowline knot. (This event is limited to teens and adults). Don Willey will also have a one day presentation, Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 2 p.m., lecturing on Chesapeake Bay boats with models of different vessels. This event will also display many ship carpenters tools.
The Historical Society is booking reservations for vendors for the craft show on Nov. 25-26. All events are held at 312 First St., Bethel.
The Studio in Bridgeville
The Studio in Bridgeville offers the following art classes. For more information, call Grace at 228-7859. Bridgeville Senior Center events
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.
The following events will be held at the Bridgeville Senior Center in July.
Monday, July 3 - 9:30 a.m. - PNC & PO; 10 a.m. - UNO & Dominoes; 11 a.m. - Chair Yoga; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. Food Lion
Tuesday, July 4 - Center closed
Wednesday, July 5 - 10 a.m. - Bible study; Noon - Lunch; 12:45 p.m. - Birthday celebration; 1 p.m. - Crafts with Sheri
Thursday, July 6 - 9:30 a.m. - Walgreens; 10:30 a.m. - Spelling Bee; 11 a.m. - Lunch; Noon - Bowling
Friday, July 7 - 10 a.m. - Drink Good Water with Sona Brode; 10:30 a.m. - Fun Bingo; Noon - Lunch
Hashi-Con - Saturday, July 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join us in our annual celebration of anime, comics, gaming and more. There will be live music, art, tournaments, Cosplay, prizes and more. Toastmasters Club
Friends of the Bridgeville Library Potluck Dinner and Annual Meeting - Tuesday, July 11, at 6 p.m., join us for friendship, food, and business matters. The agenda includes approval of FY2018 budget and nomination and election of officers. Everyone is welcome.
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. 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.
Backyard Conservation Workshop
The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance will host a free Backyard Conservation Workshop on Saturday, July 22, at the Greenwood Public Library. The workshop will examine water quality issues and solutions and provide tools for you to take home and use in your home landscape. A free lunch will be provided.
At the workshop, you will:
- Learn about rain gardens, rain barrels, pollinator-friendly gardening, lawn fertilization, converting lawns to meadows, and more.
- Receive tools to use in your home landscape, such as a 45-gallon EarthMinded Rain Barrel, a soil test kit, and a Backyard Conservation Pack that includes resources about native plants and the Nanticoke River.
Space is limited and registration is required. For more information, contact the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance at email@example.com.
Beautiful Cars on Display
Don's Tree Farm at 6396 Hickman Rd., Greenwood hosts "Cruising the Farm" on Thursday night, July 6, from 5 until 9 p.m. This is a free fun event for all ages. General public are welcome (no pets please). This event will run the first Thursday of the month through October. Food, ice cream, popcorn and soda available. There will be a 50/50 drawing to benefit Georgetown Presbyterian Church (drawing at 8 p.m.).
All cars welcome- Hot Rods to Tuners. For more info go to DonsTreeFarm.com or call 302-349-055.
New Sock Drive
Greenwood Memorial VFW Auxiliary Post 7478 will hold its Annual New Sock Drive this summer, June 1 through Sept. 15."Needed are new socks for male and female veterans which include diabetic socks, socks for extra-large shoe sizes, and socks of all colors and styles."All socks must be in their original packaging. The sock drive provides socks for the Delaware Stand Down for homeless and poverty level veterans, resident veterans in health care facilities, Code Purple shelters in the winter and other emergency situations.
The goal is 1,000 pairs of new socks for the men and women who put their lives in harm's way to protect our country and to protect our freedom. Packaged new socks are another way to say "thank you for your service.
Contact Secretary Michaele Russell (349-4220) for more information.
Patriotic Book Drive
Because patriotism was always a part of the American education system, the VFW Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 in Greenwood invites the public to join them in their annual summer Patriotic Book Drive for five school libraries in the Woodbridge School District. Trivia Party at the library
New books - hard cover preferred - will be collected from June 1 through Aug. 20."The new books should be considered age-appropriate for grades K-12 and reflect patriotism, good citizenship, American history, civics, American values, and voting/elections processes.
For more information on the patriotic book drive, contact Secretary Dr. Michaele Russell (349-4220) or President Margo Ellers (883-4922).
Join us at The Greenwood Library for a Trivia Party on Monday, Aug. 14 at 5:30 p.m. Live-hosted Let's Do Trivia game. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event provided by the Delaware Division of Libraries."Adult Summer Reading grand prize winners will be announced. For more information, call 349-5309. 'The Big Tent Event'
Don't miss "The Big Tent Event, a Friends and Family Picnic," on Sunday, July 9, from 2 to 5 p.m., at the American Legion Post 28, Rt. 24, Millsboro, hosted by Republicans for Sussex. Come out and enjoy an old-fashioned picnic of pulled pork and grilled chicken, sides, chips, ice cream and cold drinks. There will be live entertainment, children's games, face painting, fellowship, and plenty of summer fun. Cost is $30 per adult and children under 12 are free. RSVP by July 1, to R4sussex@gmail.com or by calling 302-945-2586. Sponsorships are also available, but due by June 19.
Alumni Association offers trips
The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trips for members, family and friends.
Thursday, October 19- "The Buddy Holly Story," Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Lancaster, Pa. - $95.
Thursday, October 26- "Sex, Please. We're 60," Rainbow Comedy Playhouse, Lancaster, Pa. - $95.
Wednesday, December 13- "Miracle on 34th Street," Tobey's Dinner Theatre, Columbia, Md. $99.50.
For more information and reservations, contact Dot Wolfgang at 302-846-2366.
On Sept. 23-27 there will be a trip to Williamstown, KY to Ark Encounter. The Ark is built to the approximate measurements of Noah's Ark, which makes it one and a half football fields in length and taller than a four story house. In addition to the Ark Encounter, the group will visit Creation Museum and Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Flight 93 Memorial, and ride the Duquense Incline.
The cost of the trip is $664 per person based on double occupency and also includes four nights lodging, four breakfasts, Riverboat Dinner Cruise, a German dinner with entertainment at the Hofbrauhaus, and dinner at Grand Concourse in Pittsburgh, all taxes and gratuities included.
For additional information, contact Fran at 629-4416.
Trip to Wheeling, WV
Dec. 13-15 - Trip to Wheeling, W.V. Cost: $359 per person/doubles. Travel to Wheeling, W.V. to see the Christmas Festival of Lights Celebration. After motel check-in, a visit to Oglebay Park to watch the Winter Fantasy Displays with a laser light show, model train exhibit, gingerbread houses and a miniature holiday village. A Christmas dinner show before going back to Oglebay Park to view the Festival of Lights after dark. Day 2 - a step-on guided tour of Colonel Oglebay's Mansion Museum and the Wymer General Store.
Visit the Glass Museum and Artisan Center featuring over 3,000 examples of Wheeling glass from 1829-1939. Downtown Wheeling for lunch on your own at the Wheeling Centre Market. A visit to the 1892 Eckhart House which depicts life in the Victorian Age.
A stop at Wheeling Island Racetrack & Gaming Center and receive a bonus package. A stop at the Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum before heading back home. For more information, call 629-7180.
Trip to Sight & Sound
Trip to Sight & Sound Theatre to see "JESUS" on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. This is a brand new show next year. Must sign up early to get good seating. Cost per person is $129 and includes a smorgasbord meal before the show at the Shady Maple. Must have a $29 deposit to secure your name on the list. For more information, call 629-7180.
We've found freedom from compulsive overeating."Overeaters Anonymous meets every Thursday from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., at the Milford Hospital, Grier Building, Room 207."For more information, call 302-245-3766 or visit www.OA.org.
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.
Ad Hoc Touring Company
If you enjoy reading plays aloud, join the Ad Hoc Touring Company, an affiliate of Possum Point Players. The group meets the first Monday of each month at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown.
To learn more about Ad Hoc, contact Roger Ault at 226-1118 or email@example.com.
Broad Creek Grange Meeting
The Broad Creek Grange meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month, at Broad Creek Grange Hall (11198 County Seat Hwy., Laurel). For more details, contact Mary Tress at 875-3326. Visitors are welcome.
Fight against illegal drugs
The Sussex County Action Prevention Coalition (SCAPC) meets the first Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Lighted Pathway Building, 425 E. Stein Hwy., Seaford.
The group is dedicated to the prevention of substance abuse, addictions and other life related problems. Their vision is to ensure that the residents of Sussex County have access to the resources, services, and prevention needed and to implement strategies that will result in the reduction of the abuse and misuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other substances.
9-12 Delaware Patriots meetings
The 9-12 Delaware Patriots meet twice"monthly to discuss local, statewide and national issues, legislation, current events and upcoming elections. Elected officials, candidates and well known speakers/presenters are often in attendance.
Meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month at Grotto's Pizza in Dover, and on the second Thursday of each month at Captain's Pizza and Grill in Millsboro. Both meetings begin at 7 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to join the stimulating and inspiring conversation. For more information, contact Karen Gritton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-381-6426.
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, July 5. Lunch is available. New members always welcome. For details, call Diane 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. John's 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.
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 at the CHEER Center, 20520 Sand Hill Rd., Georgetown. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary meeting
The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the second Sunday 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.