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 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.
Car, Truck Bike Show and Yard Sale Saturday, Aug. 26, is the 7th Annual Car, Truck Bike Show and Yard Sale at the Seaford Moose Lodge #1728 (22759 Bridgeville Hwy, Seaford) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be breakfast sandwiches, BBQ chicken and ribs, homemade ice cream, bake sale, door prizes, music, and drinks. In case of rain, the car show will be canceled, but everything else will proceed. Vehicle registration $10, and yard sale spaces for 7 a.m. are $10 per space. Call for details at 302-381-6523.
Quarter auction The Just Fishing Bass Club is having a Quarter Auction on Aug. 27 at the Seaford Elks Lodge at 8846 Elks Road in Seaford. Doors open at 1 p.m. and the auction starts at 2. Admission is $5, which includes one paddle. Extra paddles can be purchased for $3 each. There will be baked goods, homemade items, door prizes, 50/50, Pampered Chef, Longaberger, and several gift cards. There will be something for everyone. For more information, call 302-629-8314 or 302-359-5307.
Ice Cream on the Ferry The Woodland Ferry Association (WFA) in 2017 will feature ice cream for purchase from Vanderwendes 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.
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 gregg. 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.
Youth financial, art workshop Sussex County Habitat for Humanity (SCHFH) will host a free Youth Financial Workshop followed by a Recycled Art Workshop at the Laurel Public Library on Saturday, Aug. 19, made possible by the $70,000 Neighborhood Revitalization Grant from Lowes. Coaches from $tand By Me, an organization that strives to empower their clients to make positive financial decisions, will lead the youth through an interactive workshop. Participants will then take advantage of a unique recycled Art Workshop, creating new pieces out of re-used materials from the Sussex County Habitat ReStore. All ages are welcome. Parents and children are encouraged to attend this free event together, as a way to develop positive spending habits at a young age. RSVP to Audrey Miller at 855-1153 ext. 217, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kindergarten registration Preparations are underway for students in the Laurel School District to begin classes on Monday, Aug. 28. A child who turns 5-years-old on or before Aug. 31, 2017, must be enrolled in kindergarten. If the child is not registered by Aug. 25, he/she will not be able to start on the same opening day as their peers. On Thursday, Aug. 17, district staff will hold an open registration from 1 to 4 p.m. at Dunbar Elementary to meet with parents who still need to enroll their child. A parent or guardian is required to enroll a child and must bring the childs birth certificate, a proof of residency in the Laurel School District (utility bill dated within the last six months, mortgage, lease agreement, legal document), an updated immunization record, their drivers license for identification and custody papers if applicable. Packets are available at the school office if you want to fill them out in advance. The child does not have to attend at this time. There will be an opportunity to set up transportation, review medical history with a school nurse and ask questions if you were not able to attend the spring registration and visitation. The Dunbar office will also be open Monday, Aug. 21 through Friday, Aug. 25, between the hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to accept registrations, but call ahead to make sure a secretary will be available. Call 875-6140 with any questions.
Morning Coffee Meeting State Senator Bryant Richardson and State Representative Tim Dukes invite constituents to attend a joint morning coffee gathering on Tuesday, Aug. 29 between 8 and 9 a.m., at the Laurel Coffee Shop, 215 E. Market St. The coffee gathering is an opportunity for constituents to stop by, chat with their local legislators about an issue that may be on their mind, and enjoy some free coffee.
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.
Dessert Theatre On Saturday, Sept. 30, the Laurel Lioness will host a Dessert Theatre at the Laurel Fire Hall at 7 p.m. There will be entertainment by Modern Maturity Center from Dover and desserts provided by the Lioness Ladies. Cost is $20 per person, and there will be reserved seating only. To reserve your spot or for more information, call Charlotte at 302-875-5448.
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. 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 carpenters tools. For more information, call 443-235-2189. The Historical Society is booking reservations for vendors for the craft show on Nov. 25-26.
Adult Craft Night 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 302-337-7401, 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.
Big Saturday in Greenwood On Saturday, Sept. 2 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Greenwood will once again transform into one giant yard sale and host a fun-filled community celebration. The event, sponsored by the Friends of the Greenwood Library and the Town of Greenwood, offers a variety of family-friendly entertainment, food vendors, baked goods, a DJ from Rhythms by the Bay and representatives from a variety of non-profit groups. For more information, visit www.greenwoodbigsaturday.com.
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.
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 Justins 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 email@example.com or call 302-831-3479.
Car, Motorcycle Show A Car and Motorcycle Show along with a display of fire trucks will be held at the Marvel Carriage Museum, 510 S. Bedford St., Georgetown, on Saturday, Sept. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Trophies will be awarded. To register, call Levin Clark at 302-500-1128 or Mabel Kelly at 302-398-8999. A yard sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Yard sale spaces are available for $10. Bring your own tables. Call Rosalie Walls at 302-855-9660 to reserve a space.
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 Magazines 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 JPs 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.
Volunteer for Read Aloud Delaware Read Aloud Delaware seeks volunteers who love to read to children. Our volunteers usually read one to two hours per week in local child care centers. Sign up online at www.readalouddelaware.org or call 856-2527 for more information.
Imagination Library donation The Caroline County Public Library has partnered with Dolly Partons Imagination Library to provide a specially selected book each month for a preschool child until their 5th birthday. A tax-deductible gift of $25 will provide a high quality, age-appropriate book each month for one year, mailed directly to a Caroline County childs home. Stop by the Caroline County Public Library, pick an Imagination Library train from the tree, and share the joy of reading.
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 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 Oglebays 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.
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, 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.
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.
Democratic Committee meeting Registered Democrats living in the 36th Representative District are encouraged to attend the next monthly meeting of the 36th District of the Sussex County Democratic Committee on Monday Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m., at the Arenas Restaurant in Milford. Jamboree tickets will be available for $30/person. Participants are also encouraged to partake of the optional Dutch treat dinner to support Arenas. For more information, contact David Friedland at 302-393-9144 or email@example.com.
Toastmasters Club Southern Delaware Toastmasters Club meets at the Crossroad Community Church, 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 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.