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.
Country music exhibit at museum
A "Tribute to Country Music" Exhibit will be presented at the Seaford Museum at 203 High St., Seaford, this summer through the end of September.The display will feature items, pictures, full size figures, and memorabilia of both national and local country musicians and artists.Also featured will be displays by Mid-South Audio Recording Studios in Georgetown and WAAI FM Radio in Federalsburg, Md.
Along with these exhibits, there will be several "Up Close Concerts" in the Starlight Room of the Nanticoke Maritime Gallery at the Seaford Museum usually costing $10 a person.Several of the concerts will have first and second seating arrangements depending on ticket sales online at the Historical Society's website and at the front desk at the Seaford Museum.
This exhibit will be an extension and enlargement of the country music collection of Thresa Allen, the producer of several recent country music local shows.
Gallery 107 classes for July
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.
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 email@example.com.
Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.
Cold Cut Sub Sale
The VFW Auxiliary Post 4961 will hold a Cold CutSub 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 $8.25fora sub and chips andincludes 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.
The Laurel Public Library is hosting several events in July. All events are free and open to the public.
The Laurel Public Library is hosting an exhibit, A Voyage to Health, through Saturday, Aug. 12. The six-panel display explores the revival of Kaho'olawe (traditional voyaging), an important part of Native Hawaiian culture.
Soundz of Steel - Soundz of Steel, a steel drum band, will perform at the library on Monday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m. The band, comprised of young adult steel drum players, plays a variety of genres such as Carribean, top 40, popular tunes, gospel, and jazz. All ages will enjoy this concert.
Country Line Dancing - Those interested in learning country line dancing will enjoy Line Up. This hour-long workshop at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, will teach attendees the basics of country line dancing through demonstrations and participation.
Creek Freaks Educator Workshop - The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance is hosting a two-day workshop for educators, Creek Freaks Educator Workshop, which will introduce patrons to a basic overview of stream ecology by actively participating in classroom activities, outdoor experiences, and stream monitoring in the field. This workshop is provided by the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance, and registration is required. To register, visit tinyurl.com/y7onw6hz.
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 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
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.
LHS Class of '77 events
The Laurel High Class of 1977 will hold a class picnic at the home of John Trivits on Saturday, July 15, at 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP by Tuesday, July 11. For directions and to RSVP, contact Jessica Hastings Gaull at 875-5740 or Donna Boyce Andrew at 875-2754. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish.
The class is planning their 40th reunion for Saturday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. at The American Legion in Laurel. If you have not received a save the date letter, please contact Jessica Hastings Gaull or Donna Boyce Andrew at the numbers listed above for more information.
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.
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.
Events at the Bethel Museum
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. 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. Bridgeville Senior Center events
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.
Friday, July 7 - 10 a.m. - Drink Good Water with Sona Brode; 10:30 a.m. - Fun Bingo; Noon - Lunch
Monday, July 10 - 9:30 a.m. - PNC & PO; Visit Frederica Senior Center for Lunch & Bingo
Tuesday, July 11 - 9:30 a.m. - Walgreens; 10:30 a.m. - Jewelry Class; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Save a Lot
Wednesday, July 12 - 9 a.m. - Food Box Pick Up; 10 a.m. - Bible Study; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Crafts
Thursday, July 13 - 9:30 a.m. - PNC & PO; All day fun, games & BBQ at the Center
Friday, July 14 - 10 a.m. - How to Prevent Heat Stroke, presenter - Debbie; 11 a.m. - UNO & Wii; Noon - Lunch
Hashi-Con - Saturday, July 8, 10 a.m.-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.
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.
Self-Defense Training for Adults - Retired Marine Defense Instructor Darron Todd will be at the library training adults in self-defense. Receive instruction on multiple defense techniques intended to empower and build self-confidence in participants. Classes will be held from 6-7 p.m. on Monday, July 17, Wednesday, July 19, Monday, July 24, Tuesday, July 25, Thursday, July 27, Tuesday, Aug. 1, and Thursday, Aug. 3.
Classes are free and open to the public. Space is limited, and registration is required. Contact the circulation desk at 337-7401, ext. 101 to sign up. Cruising the Farm
This event is a spinoff from the very popular Fall Festival Car Show held on the last Sunday in September at Don's Tree Farm. "Cruising the Farm" takes place the first Thursday of the month through October from 5-9 p.m. The next event is Thursday, July 6. This car cruise is a laid back event for the car enthusiast and general public to get together for a fun evening to talk cars. It is a fun, free event for all ages, general public welcome. Hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream, pop corn and sodas are available. There will be a 50/50 drawing to benefit Georgetown Presbyterian Church (drawing 8 p.m.). All cars welcome - Hot Rods to Imports. Please, no pets!
Don's Tree Farm is located at 6396 Hickman Road, Greenwood. For more information go to DonsTreeFarm.com or call 302-349-0555.
Backyard Conservation Workshop
The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance (NWA) will host a free, one-day Backyard Conservation Workshop at the Greenwood Public Library on July 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Geared toward homeowners, this interactive workshop will include presentations about rain barrels, rain gardens, native plants and pollinators, composting, lawn fertilization, and more. In addition, participants will receive 45-gallon EarthMinded RainStation rain barrels, soil test kits, and backyard conservation packs that include Nanticoke River Watershed Atlases, native plant guides, and more. Lunch will be included.
This workshop is sponsored by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Greenwood Public Library and is an event in the Reclaim Our River: Nanticoke Series.
The Backyard Conservation Workshop is free but limited to 20 participants. Registration is required. To register, please complete a brief form at http://nanticokeriver.org/greenwood/. For more information, please contact Beth Wasden, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator at email@example.com or at 443.944.1175.
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.
New books - hard cover preferred - will be collected 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).
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
9-12 Delaware Patriots
9-12 Delaware Patriots will not meet in July and August due to summer vacation.
Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month in Sussex County. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 14, at Captains Pizza and Grille, 24832 John J. Williams Hwy., Millsboro at 7 p.m. Come early for dinner.
Meetings are free and open to the public.
Democratic Committee meeting
Registered Democrats in the Sussex County 36th RD are encouraged to attend the next regular monthly meeting on Monday, July 17, at Arenas Restaurant in Milford. Committee meetings and optional Dutch treat dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. The RD meeting will be called to order at 7. The business meeting will include information from the Sussex County Executive Committee, State Conference and on local initiatives.
Members are encouraged to bring friends.
Seaford Chapter of Widowed Persons
The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting at noon on Tuesday, July 18, at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Please come by and join us. 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.
Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Sussex County, Delaware, Chapter 1105 monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, July 20, from noon to 1 p.m. at Amvets Post 2, Long Neck Road, Millsboro. Chapter officers meet at 1130 a.m. Contact Joe at 302-542-3889.