Gallery 107 classes for August The following classes are scheduled for September at Seaford Gallery 107. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The Gallery is located in Seaford at 324 High St. and is open Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Classes are conducted around the corner at 105 Pine St.
Special classes Saturday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 6-9, $40, includes supplies and light lunch. Saturday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10-14, $40, includes supplies and light lunch.
Ongoing classes Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.
First Saturday in Seaford Seaford Tomorrow presents the last First Saturday in Seaford for 2017 on Sept. 2, from 4 to 8 p.m., on the corner of High and Spring Streets. There will be a live performance by the band, Chain Break. Enjoy a ribs platter from Randy at Happy Plate and produce and craft vendors including TS Smith, LulaRoe fashions, Mary Kay, Sand Hill Soap Company and more. Local craft beer and wines will be served and there will be outdoor games for the whole family.
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.
Crab feast An all you can eat crab feast will take place at Seaford Elks Lodge #2458 at 8846 Elks Road in Seaford on Sept. 9 from 1-4 p.m. (or until gone). Tickets are $35 each in advance. There will be all you can eat steamed crabs, corn on the cob, hot dogs, hamburgers, beer on tap, iced tea, and lemonade (canned sodas, bottle water available for $1). Be sure to sign up and buy your tickets in advance. For tickets, call 302-542-6579, 302-629-4641, or the lodge at 302-629-2458. If no answer, leave message with call back name and number.
Concerts at the library Friends Free Concert Series presents Mickey Justice & Friends, playing traditional and contemporary bluegrass music, on Sunday, Sept. 10, at 2 p.m. in the Woodruff Room of the Seaford District Library. Friends of the Seaford District Library are hosting the concert and will provide refreshments. For more information, call the library at 629-2524.
Longaberger Basket Bingo The Employee Activity Committee of Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m., at the Seaford Moose Lodge.The filled basket bingo will consist of 20 games and feature several Longaberger baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door.Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Longaberger hamper basket and Longaberger large work around basket set.Nearly 30 chances to win. In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, attendees wearing pink will receive a ticket for an exclusive drawing.Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, contact the EAC at 536-5390 or MorrisR@nanticoke.org.
Country music exhibit at museum A Tribute to Country Music Exhibit is at the Seaford Museum at 203 High St., Seaford, through the end of September.The display features items, pictures, full size figures, and memorabilia of national and local country musicians and artists.Also featured are displays by Mid-South Audio Recording Studios in Georgetown and WAAI FM Radio in Federalsburg, Md. Along with these exhibits are several Up Close Concerts in the Starlight Room of the Nanticoke Maritime Gallery at the Seaford Museum usually costing $10 a person.Several concerts have first and second seating arrangements depending on ticket sales online at the Historical Societys website and at the front desk at the Seaford Museum. This exhibit is an extension and enlargement of the country music collection of Thresa Allen, the producer of several recent country music local shows. The Jones Boys will end the exhibit with a concert on Sunday, Oct. 1.
Fall for Art fundraiser The Nanticoke River Arts Council and Gallery 107 will present Fall for Art, a fundraiser, on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Trap Pond State Park in the Baldcypress Nature Center in Laurel. For a map, visit www.nanticokeriverartscouncil.org. Tickets are $50 each and include: one drink, dinner with a variety of desserts, live entertainment by Keith Mack, a silent auction, hayrides, fire pit and a display and sale of members artwork. A wine tasting by Liquid Assets will be available for $5. Tickets are available at Gallery 107, 324 High St., Seaford. For more information, call Tammy Kearney at 629-2829 or Christina Darby at 629-4321.
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.
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.
Oyster Sandwich Sale Oddfellows of Laurel Charity Lodge will hold their monthly oyster sandwich sale on Saturday, Sept. 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until sold out. Hot dogs and hamburgers will also be available and Martha Rebekah Lodge 21 will sell their homemade ice cream, baked goods and refreshments at the lodge at 319 Poplar St. Eat-in or carry-out and delivery is available to businesses.
Chicken and Pork Rib BBQ The Laurel Ruritan Club will have a chicken and pork rib BBQ on Saturday, Sept. 2 at Laurel Intermediate Care on Route 13 in Laurel from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $7.50 for a chicken platter or $10 for a pork rib platter. Proceeds will benefit local charities.
Events at the Laurel Library 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.
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 Historical Society The Bethel Historical Society will host Carving 101 with Noel Justice who teaches bird carving basics using wood, on Sunday, Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., for ages 18 and older. Bring a bag lunch. Participants will go home with a completed project. This course has been taught at the Ward Foundation Wildfowl Museum. Class size is limited. The Historical Society will host a Yard Sale at the museum on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 7 a.m. to noon. Spaces are available for $10. No food vendors and electrical hook-up is not available. Food and drink will be sold by the society. The societys Annual Holiday Craft Show will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 25-26 from noon to 4 p.m. The society is booking reservations for vendors. Cost is$30 for two days and $20 for one day. Vendors will set up inside the museum, space is limited. The Bethel Museum is open the second and forth Sunday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. All events are held at the museum located at 312 First St., Bethel.
Quarter Auction Quarter Auction to benefit Shooting Stars will be held on Saturday, Sept. 9 at Delmar VFW Post 8276, 200 W. State St., Delmar, Md. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the auction starts at 6. Food and drinks will be sold before and during the auction. The first paddle is $10 and additional paddles are $3 each. The event will also include vendors.
Bridgeville Library Put your Garden to Bed - Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m., the Friends of the Bridgeville Library present Put Your Garden to Bed with Master Gardener Cherie Dorfman. Light refreshments will be available. Originial Phillis Wheatley School Forum - Saturday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m., the Bridgeville Public Library will host a forum on the original Phillis Wheatley School and the African American students who graduated from the school. Former students, local residents, and all others are invited to attend. Our collection of photos of former graduating classes and students will be on display, and we are asking for help in identifying the former students in the photos. Light refreshments will be available. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Karen Johnson at 337-7401, ext. 107 or email@example.com.
Kiwanis Barbecue The Bridgeville Kiwanis Club Chicken Barbecue is now open for the summer every Saturday and Sunday through October on Rt. 404, Seashore Highway, west of Bridgeville at Scotts Store Road. Proceeds from the stand benefit over 50 community organizations and charities with over $50,000 annually.
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.
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.
Sussex GOP events The Sussex County GOP Committee announces the following events: Support Trump Rally - Saturday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m. to noon, N. Bedford St. Park, Georgetown. Sussex County Executive Committee Meeting - Monday, Sept. 11, 6:30 p.m., Georgetown CHEER Center.
Help plan new Central Library Help design the future at the Central Library in Denton, Md. and join a focus group. Two focus group sessions will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Central Library in Denton. Attend either the daytime meeting from 2-3 p.m. in the second floor meeting room, or the evening meeting from 7-9 p.m. in the first floor main library area. Light refreshments will be served at both sessions. Register for either session at www.carolib.org/register or call 410-479-1343, ext. 1. You may also visit, www.carolib.org, and share your opinions in a brief survey, or stop by any Caroline County Public Library location to fill out a paper survey.
Yard sale and craft fair Felton-Viola United Methodist Church will hold a Yard Sale and Craft Fair on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the church located one mile south of the Canterbury stop sign on Rt. 15 in Felton. Cost is $10 per space and $15 for a space and a table. Individuals with a business, ministry or those who just want to sell their stuff are welcome to participate. For more information, contact Holly at 302-236-9849.
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.
Heritage Day The Federalsburg Historical Society is sponsoring Heritage Day at the museum located at 100 Covey & Williams Alley, Federalsburg, Md., on Sunday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature craft demonstrations of basket weaving, candle making, and more, plus antique tractors, trucks, and cars. Food and drinks will be sold. Free admission. For more information, contact Robert Riggin at 443-786-2971.
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.
Craft Yard Sale A unique yard sale of scrapbooking and craft supplies will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to noon, at the UD Paradee Center, 69 Transportation Circle, Dover.The event is sponsored by the Kent County 4-H Exchange Group to help raise money to support hosting an interstate exchange student program. Rent a space to sell your unwanted scrapbooking and craft supplies for $20 per space which includes two tables and chairs.Food will be available throughout the day by the 4-H Exchange Group. For more information, contact Lynn Wilkins at302-222-0257or the Kent County Extension Office at302-730-4000.
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 856-2527for 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:
For more information and reservations, contact Dot Wolfgang at 302-846-2366.
- 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.
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.
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 The 9-12 Delaware Patriots meetings have resumed after the summer break. Kent County meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month. Sussex County meetings are held the second Thursday of each month. Meetings are free and open to the public. Tuesday, Sept. 5 - Grottos Pizza, 1159 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover - 7 p.m. - Come early for dinner. Guest speaker is Rep. John Kowalko who will discuss the 2018 Delaware State Budget and corporate welfare. Thursday, Sept. 14 - Captains Pizza and Grille, 24832 John J. Williams Hwy., Millsboro - 7 p.m. - Come early for dinner. Guest speaker is Dr. David Legates, professor of climatology, University of Delaware. Dr. Legates will speak on climate change as it affects the state of Delaware and why it continues to be a major political issue for state government. Be prepared to represent your concerns constructively.
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.
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. The next meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 6. Lunch is available. New members are always welcome. For details, stop in and visit or call Diane at 228-0235.
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.