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.
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.
Passport Fair The Seaford Post Office, 2001 Bridgeville Hwy., Seaford, will hold a Passport Fair from 9 to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, 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.
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. Refreshments will be provided. Delaware Division of the Arts and Friends of the Seaford District Library are hosting the concert. For more information, call the library at 629-2524.
Historical Society Lecture Series The Seaford Historical Society lecture series resumes withguest speaker Tom Summers, a twelfth generation Sussex Countian, on Monday, Sept. 11 at 7:15 p.m. at the Seaford Manor House. Summers is a graduate of Washington College and a Navy veteran, having served as an air traffic controller for four years.In his current role as manager of outreach services/public services for the Delaware Public Archives, Tom presents numerous programs throughout the state and the region to promote the resources that can be found at the Archives. This special presentation will showcase the wide variety of documents and photographs preserved at the Delaware Public Archives which tell the story of the First States rich history and culture.Some of the items presented have had a significant impact on the social, economic, and political lives of Delawareans while others reflect the joys and concerns that take place in everyday Delaware. Admission is free.
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.
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 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. For more information, call Kathy Layfield at the Historical Society at 875-1906.
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.
Grilled Pork Chop Dinner The public is invited to a Grilled Pork Chop Dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15, sponsored by the Delmar VFW Auxiliary, 200 West State St., Delmar, Md. Dinner is $10. The menu will include a tossed salad with a choice of dressings, a savory grilled pork chop, baked potato with butter and/or sour cream, peas, and a dinner roll. A variety of desserts will also be available. Call 410-896-3722 for take-out orders. Proceeds will benefit the charities and organizations supported by the Delmar Auxiliary.
Bridgeville Library Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. - the Friends of the Bridgeville Library present Put Your Garden to Bed with Master Gardener Cherie Dorfman. Learn how to prepare your garden for the fall season. You will get tips on how to clean up your garden, and get rid of debrisand disease. Light refreshments will be available. 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. Light refreshments will be available. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Karen Johnson at 337-7401, ext. 107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
First State offers $1 Dinners The First State Community Action Agency is now providing community dinners twice a month on the first and third Thursday of each month. This month, the community is invited to dine with us on Thursday, Sept. 7 and 21, from 6 to 8 p.m., at First State Community Action Agency, 308 N. Railroad Ave., Georgetown. Guests receive a hearty meal as well as nutrition information and budget-friendly shopping tips. Community dinners are open to all individuals and families for $1 per person. For more information, call MaryAnn Morris at 856-7761, ext. 139.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AARP meeting The AARP Chapter 5340 will resume its meetings at the Georgetown Cheer Center beginning Monday, Sept. 11 at noon. Call Anita Wright at 856-6215 one week in advance to make reservations for lunch. Each meeting includes speakers and fun events. Come out, meet others for fellowship and learn about programs of interest to senior citizens. Other meetings this fall will be Oct. 2, Nov. 6, and Dec. 4.
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.
LWVSC Public Forum The League of Women Voters of Sussex County (LWVSC) will hold a public forum, 2018 Comprehensive Plan: Economic Development in Sussex: What and When? at the County Council Chambers, #2 The Circle, Georgetown, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13. Visit www.sussexlwv.org for more information.
Writers Group 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 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. 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.