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 July
The following classes are scheduled for August 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 on Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Classes are conducted around the corner at 105 Pine St.
Impressionistic Oil Painting with Linda Steere - 3-5:30 p.m., Saturdays, 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 & $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. Sewing classes
Anyone interested in Children's Classes should contact Karen Owens at 302-236-7226 or email@example.com.
Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon, Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.
Sign up for sewing classes at Butler's 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. Butler's also teaches quilting classes. The Woodland Ferry Association (WFA) in 2017 will feature ice cream for purchase from Vanderwende's Creamery on the Woodland Ferry boat Sataurday, Sept. 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.
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.
Events at the Laurel Library
Eclipse Party - The library will have an Eclipse Party on Monday, Aug. 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be a viewing party in town and also a simultaneous live streaming of the eclipse through NASA on the big screen in the Community Room. We will have crafts and activities related to the event and all ages are welcome. Everyone in attendance will receive a pair of free viewing glasses (while supplies last).
Financial Seminar - The Money School will present a seminar, How to Control Your Own Financial Destiny, at the library on Monday, Aug. 21 from 6-7:30 p.m. The session will include a presentation as well as time to ask questions. Information will be presented on how individuals can build sound investment portfolios, learn basic investment terms and strategies, and determine their investor type. The program is free and open to the public. Contact Gregg at 875-3184 or email@example.com with questions.
Cooking Program - The library hosts a three part cooking and online information search program entitled Nutritious, Quick and FlavorFULL Cooking on Sept. 12, 19, 26 from noon to 2 p.m. Each session will begin with a food preparation demonstration by Certified Executive Chef Carolyn 'Bonnie' Aronson. Following the presentation, Adult Services Librarian Gregg McCullough will guide participants through searching for healthy recipes. Registration is required and is limited to 20 attendees. Those who register are expected to attend all three sessions.
Community Day sponsored by the MACC Coalition will be held on Saturday, Aug. 12 from noon to 5 p.m., at the Laurel River Park. Free book bag giveaways with school supplies; hot dogs, chips, and water; hula hoop contests; a moon bounce; face painting; music; and more. Children are free but must be accompanied by an adult. There is a $10 entry fee for adults.
Miller Hastings reunion
The annual Miller Hastings family reunion will be held on Saturday, Aug. 12 at St. George's Church hall near Laurel at noon. Dinner will be served at 12:30 p.m. Each family should bring a covered dish and dessert. Call 629-8820 for more information.
Chicken BBQ Dinner
Bethany Community Church will have a chicken BBQ dinner at 28015 Kaye Rd., Laurel, on Aug. 12, from 11 a.m. until sold out. Half chicken or two leg quarters, pickles, roll and chips for $7. Soda and dessert is extra.
Free movie at the library
The Laurel Public Library is hosting a free movie screening at the library on Saturday, Aug. 12 from noon to 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Light refreshments will be available.
Contact Gregg at 875-3184 with questions.
Trap Pond Summer Concert Series
Trap Pond State Park in Laurel has held concerts on Saturdays through Labor Day. The last concert, Second Chance Blues, will be Sept. 2, at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call the concert hotline at 875-5163.
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 movie will be held on 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 Saturday, Aug. 19 at 2 p.m., lecturing on Chesapeake Bay boats with models of different vessels. This event will also display many ship carpenter's tools. For more information, call 443-235-2189.
- 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.
Adult Craft Night
The Bridgeville Library will hold an Adult Craft Night from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25. Join us for crafts, fun and friendship. The craft will be Halloween and fall card and gift bag ideas. Light refreshments will be available. Registration is required by Wednesday, Aug. 23. Contact the circulation desk at 337-7401, ext. 101 to sign up.
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.
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).
Skin care class for adults
On Monday, Aug. 21 at 6 p.m., at the Greenwood Library, Mary Kay Consultant Nancy Burris will give an informative talk on skin care and skin care techniques followed by a complimentary facial for each participant. The class is free and open to ages 18 and older. Registration is required. To register, visit greenwood.lib.de.us, call 302-349-5309, or come by the library.
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 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.
Annual Car Show
The Annual Car Show for the Beachcombers Corvette Club of Southern Delaware will be held at First State Chevrolet, Rt. 113, Georgetown, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19.
Registration, which is $15, will begin at 8 a.m. The event will benefit Justin's Beach House.
Special Olympics Information Night
Interested in making a difference in the community? Find out how you can volunteer for Special Olympics Delaware at an Information Night on Tuesday, Aug. 29 from 6 to 7 p.m., at Crossroad Community Church, Georgetown.
To register or for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 302-831-3479.
Free exhibit admission
Admission to the Treasures of the Sea exhibit in the Stephen J. Betze Library on the Owens Campus of Delaware Technical Community College is free on Saturday, Sept. 23, as part of the Smithsonian Magazine's annual Museum Day Live!
Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Magazine in which participating museums across the country offer free admission to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket.
The Treasures of the Sea exhibit features treasures recovered from the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parking is available next to the library building.
To get your free ticket for two free admissions, visit Smithsonian.com/museumday. For more information on the free admission to the Treasures of the Sea exhibit, call 302-259-6150.
Benefit quarter auction
A quarter auction, Couples N Quarters will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30 at VFW Post 5246 in Federalsburg, Md. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the event starts at 5:30. The event will benefit JP, a 45-year-old Army veteran who is confined to a wheelchair as a result of a car accident in 2003 and is now battling a rare form of cancer. Adult beverages and food will be available for purchase. There will also be door prizes, a quarter auction, a Chinese auction and a Big 5 Raffle.
Cost is $10 per couple, which includes two paddles and two door prize tickets, and $5 for a single, which includes one paddle and one door prize ticket. Additional paddles are available for $3 each. In celebration of JP's 46th birthday on Oct. 2, 46 'all in' paddles are available for $46 each. This paddle will automatically enter you in every quarter auction. Earn an extra door prize by bringing a birthday card filled with words of encouragement.
Tickets and paddles must be reserved by Sept. 15. Space is limited. No tickets will be sold at the door.
For more information, visit the Facebook event, Couples N Quarters, or call Shayne Meyer at 443-786-6866 or Shannon Jester at 443-786-7855.
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
Join a Christmas trip to Wheeling, WV. Dec. 13-15. Cost is $359.00 pp/doubles. Wheeling has a Festival of Lights tour you will always remember, including Fantasy Displays with a laser light show, model train exhibit, gingerbread houses and a miniature holiday village. There will be holiday entertainment with a Christmas dinner show. A step-on guide will answer any of your questions as we drive through the park at night to view the Festival of Lights after dark.
Take a tour of Colonel Oglebay's Mansion Museum and the Wymer General Store. Visit the Glass Museum & Artisan Center featuring Wheeling glass from 1829-1939. Enjoy free time on your own at the Wheeling Centre Market. Visit the 1892 Eckhart House, which depicts life in the Victorian Age, and the Wheeling Island Racetrack & Gaming Center and receive a bonus package. On the last day, stop at the Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum before heading back home. For more information call Rose -302-629-7180.
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.
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.
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.
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. Widowed Persons Service
The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 15 at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. Widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.
Seaford Chapter of Widowed Persons
The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 15 at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Please come by and join us.
Nanticoke Conservancy meeting
Join us for the next meeting of the Nanticoke Conservancy at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the offices of Lank, Johnson & Tull on Market Street Extended. We will be planning our next community event, 'Caring for Chapel Branch,' which takes place on Saturday, Oct. 14. This event lets everyone share in western Sussex's legacy of land conservation by helping keep our 300 acres and four miles of trails at Chapel Branch welcoming for everyone.
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, Aug. 17, 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.
36th Democratic RD meeting
Registered Democrats in the Sussex County 36th RD are encouraged to attend the next regular monthly meeting being held at the Arenas Restaurant in Milford on Monday, Aug.21. Committee meetings and optional Dutch treat dinner will commence at 6:30 p.m. The 36 Democratic RD meeting will be called to order at 7. The business meeting will include information from the Sussex County executive committee, state party and on local initiatives.
All registered Democrats in the Sussex County 36th RD are encouraged to attend and current members are encouraged to bring friends.
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 Women's Club meeting
The Seaford Republican Women's Club will meet on Thursday, Aug. 24 at 10:30 a.m. at Seaford Pizza King. Tonie Bergfelber of the Home of the Brave in Milford will be the guest speaker. Everyone is welcome.