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 - 7:508:20 a.m. and lunch - 11:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m.; Blades Park lunch - 10:3011 a.m.; Mobile Gardens lunch - 11:1511:45 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 - 12:1512:45 p.m.; Clarence Street Church of God lunch - 1-3 p.m.; St. Johns UMC lunch - 2-2:30 p.m.; Miracle Revival Center afternoon snack - 2:30-3 p.m.; Christ Lutheran Church afternoon snack - 2:303 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 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.
Special classes Impressionistic Oil Painting with Linda Steere. 3-5:30 p.m. Saturdays: July 22 and 29 and Aug. 5 and 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 childrens 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.
Sewing classes Sign up for sewing classes at Butlers Sewing Center in the Nylon Capital Shopping Center in Seaford. The classes will benefit the beginners as well as the more experienced. Classes are July through December. Come by or call Shirley Butler at 629-9155 and she will put you in the right class. Butlers also teaches quilting classes.
Passport Fair The Seaford Post Office, 2001 Bridgeville Hwy., Seaford, will hold a Passport Fair from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, at the post office. Applications may be downloaded or picked up at the post office. For more information, including a list of required documentation and ID, visit www.travel.state.gov. Passports are processed daily. If you are unable to attend the passport fair and need to make an appointment, call the Seaford Post Office at 628-3441. Passport appointments are scheduled Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Each applicant will need an appointment.
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.
Recycled Cardboard Boat Race Its time to start saving your cardboard and designing your cardboard craft for Reclaim Our Rivers Fourth Annual Recycled Cardboard Boat Race which is Saturday, Aug. 5, at 11 a.m., at the Blades Marina. Trophies will be awarded in 10 different categories including youth, teens, family, individual, businesses or organizations besides the popular Titanic Award, Best Constructed, Peoples Choice, Pride of the Fleet and Most Whimsical. Come for the fun, food, good-hearted teamwork and, of course, laughter. Proceeds from food sales go towards Reclaim Our River - Nanticoke (ROR) for a River Restoration Project. For mail in entry form, how-to video and rules, visit delawarewatersheds.org. Contact Alice at 422-0847 or email@example.com.
Laurel Library 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 Kahoolawe (traditional voyaging), an important part of Native Hawaiian culture. 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 22-Zodiac Jack July 29-Sara Ann Garrison Aug. 5-The Reminders Sept. 2-Second Chance Blues
Summer Fun Dinner/Dance The Twinkle Dance Club of Laurel will hold its Summer Fun Dinner/Dance on Saturday, Aug. 12 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., at the Laurel American Legion, Post 19, Rt. 24, Laurel. Enjoy a buffet dinner followed by dancing. Dance to the music of DJ Brian Doyle. Join us for a swing dance lesson before dinner. There will be a large variety of dance styles for your enjoyment. Dancers of all abilities are welcome. Dress code is beach casual (no shorts). Must be at least 21 to attend. A cash bar is provided by the Legion. Cost is $30 per person. Reservations must be made by Aug. 5. No tickets will be sold at the door. For tickets, call Edith Snedecor at 877-0618. For more information, visit the clubs Facebook page, Twinkle Club, Laurel, DE, or website, twinkleclub.org.
Events at the Bethel Museum The Bethel Historical Society announces the following events. All events are held at the museum located at 312 First St., Bethel. For more information, call 858-3840. The free outdoor movies will be held on Saturday, July 29 - BFG and Saturday, Aug. 12 - Beauty and the Beast. Snacks and drinks will be for sale. Bring a blanket or chair. Movies air at 8:30 p.m. at the museum. Attention Mariners: Don Willey will hold a one day presentation on 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.
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.
Bridgeville Senior Center events The following events will be held at the Bridgeville Senior Center in July. Friday, July 21 - 10:30 a.m. - White Elephant Bingo; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Dollar General, Bridgeville Monday, July 24 - 9:30 a.m. - PNC & PO; 10 a.m. - Chair Yoga & Exercise; 11:30 a.m. - Lunch; 12:30 p.m. - Robin Hood Clothes Closet Tuesday, July 25 - 9:30 a.m. - Walgreens; 10:30 a.m. - Blood Pressure; 11:30 a.m. - Fill in the Blanks; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Vanderwende Wednesday, July 26 - 10 a.m. - Bible Study; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Roses Thursday, July 27 - 10 a.m. - Trivia; 11 a.m. - Lunch; Noon - Bowling Friday, July 28 - Noon - Georgetown CHEER Center here for Lunch & Bingo; 1 p.m. - Full card after lunch Saturday, July 29 - 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Yard & Bake Sale, lots of goodies Monday, July 31 - 9:30 a.m. - PNC & PO; 10:30 a.m. - Chair Yoga; 11:30 a.m. - Lunch; Noon - Walmart
Bridgeville Library Lets Do Trivia! - Thursday, July 20 at 7 p.m., is Adult Trivia Night for ages 18 and above. The Libraries of Sussex County invite you to join us at the Bridgeville Library to participate in live hosted, team based trivia games. Players will be competing for $5 Amazon gift cards. We will have light refreshments available. Kiwanis Chicken BBQ Library Fundraiser - The Kiwanis Chicken BBQ Bridgeville Library Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23, from 9 a.m. until they are sold out, at the Kiwanis BBQ stand on Rt. 404 west of Bridgeville. The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will also be there with their Bake Sale.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at 443.944.1175.
Christmas in July VFW fundraiser Greenwood Memorial VFW Auxiliary 7478 will host their annual fundraiser to benefit veterans programs on Saturday, July 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Post in Greenwood.
The theme is Christmas In July and will feature a silent auction, bake sale, food for shoppers, and vendors.Tables are available for $10 (cash only) plus one item from the vendor for the silent auction.50/50 tickets for a cash drawing on Veterans Day will go on sale in time for Christmas shopping.Raffle tickets for a $100 gas card at Wawa (two winners drawn on Aug. 19) are also available from the Dept. of DE VFW Auxiliary ways & means committee. Table or table space is available on a first come, first served basis. Come help our veterans and do some early Christmas shopping.The public is welcome. For more information, call President Margo Ellers at 302-883-4922 or Secretary Michaele Russell at 302-349-4220.
Spaghetti Dinner and Bake Sale The VFW Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial Post 7478, 303 Mill St., Greenwood, will sponsor a Spaghetti Dinner and Bake Sale at the Post on Friday, Aug. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. The menu includes spaghetti, salad and bread. Adults are $7, children ages 4-11 are $4, and children ages 3 and under are free. Take-out or eat-in. Proceeds benefit the Delaware Stand Down for Homeless and Needy Veterans and VFW National Military Services Programs. The public is welcome. For more information, contact President Margo Ellers at 302-883-4922.
New Sock Drive Greenwood Memorial VFW Auxiliary Post 7478 will hold its Annual New Sock Drive this summer 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 harms 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).
Pet first aid seminar Often, dog and cat owners do not know what to do in the event of an emergency medical need regarding their pets. This seminar will address what supplies you should have on hand, symptoms you should look for, and when you should call the vet. There will also be a demonstration of obedience training by dog trainer Dean Anderson and his dog Kenzo. The seminar will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Felton-Viola United Methodist Church, 101 E. Main St., Felton. The event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not required. To learn more, visit www.feltonviola.org or call the church office at 302-284-3590.
Ice Cream on the Ferry The Woodland Ferry Association (WFA) 2017 annual festival will feature ice cream for purchase from Vanderwendes Creamery on the Woodland Ferry boat Sataurday, September 9, from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The WFA will have a souvenir tent set up for sales of ferry t-shirts, pottery, etc. Walk on ice cream customers can ride the ferry round trip free of charge from either shore. Children under 17 must be accompanied by a parent. JR Navy ROTC cadets will assist with boarding. Event is weather permitting. Call 302-542-1397 for more information. .
Alumni Association offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trips for members, family and friends. Trips include: Thursday, October 19- The Buddy Holly Story, Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Lancaster, Pa. - $95. Thursday, October 26- Sex, Please. Were 60, Rainbow Comedy Playhouse, Lancaster, Pa. - $95. Wednesday, December 13- Miracle on 34th Street, Tobeys Dinner Theatre, Columbia, Md. $99.50. For more information and reservations, contact Dot Wolfgang at 302-846-2366.
Ark Trip On Sept. 23-27 there will be a trip to Williamstown, KY to Ark Encounter. The Ark is built to the approximate measurements of Noahs 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 Oglebays 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.
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 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.
Overeaters Anonymous Weve 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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Republican Womens Club meeting The Seaford Republican Womens Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 27, at the Seaford Pizza King. Everyone is welcome.
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.
9-12 Delaware Patriots meetings 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.
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.