Seaford Gallery special events The following events are events for the Seaford Gallery, located at 324 High Street in downtown Seaford. Classes are conducted around the corner at 105 Pine Street. Sept. 29: Opening reception at 5 p.m. for the Seaford Clay Show, featuring many of the major potters of the Eastern Shore. Show to continue through Oct. 14. Oct. 7: Fall for Art fund-raiser at Trap Pond State Park to take place from 2-6 p.m. Tickets on sale at the Gallery ($50) include a delicious meal and one alcoholic drink. Live entertainment by Keith Mack, hayrides, silent auction, wine tasting and members art. The following are classes scheduled for October. Details are provided on the website. http://nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html Fridays, 10 a.m. until noon, Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5. Anyone interested in childrens classes for the month of October, please contact Karen Owens at 302-236-7226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spay/Neuter Clinic Homeless Cat Helpers, a non-profit, all volunteer organization, holds a low-cost spay/neuter clinic for stray cats, low-income pet cats and feral cat colonies two Fridays a month in Seaford. The next dates are Friday, Sept. 22 and Friday, Oct. 13 (special- black cats are free on Friday the 13th!). Cost is $79 for a female and $46 for a male. Includes rabies and distemper shots, pain meds and parasite treatments. Feral and multiple cat discounts. State of Delaware spay/neuter vouchers are accepted. Pre-registration is required. Visit HomelessCatHelpers.org.
Movie Night in the Park St. Johns Chapel and city of Seaford presents Movie Night in the Park featuring the movie Boss Baby on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Jays Nest Complex in Seaford. Rain date is Saturday, Sept. 30. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and your favorite snacks for the family to enjoy.
Bands BBQ and Brews at the Barns The Seaford Historical Society will host Bands, BBQ and Brews at the Barns on the Ross Plantation in Seaford on Sunday, Sept. 24 from 3 to 7 p.m. Enjoy music by local country music bands, Charlie and the Cool Tones, the Bo Dickerson Band and the Jim Cochrane Band. Also enjoy a BBQ dinner by Fat Daddys BBQ, a cash bar from 16 Mile Brewery and ice cream by Vanderwendes. Generaladmission is $45, VIP admission, $65. Purchase tickets in advance online at seafordhistoricalsociety.com or at the Seaford Museum, 203 High St., Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 628-9828.
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.
Kids Coloring Contest To celebrate Public Power Week, the city of Seaford in partnership with the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC) is inviting children ages 5 to 9, whose parent(s) or guardian(s) are city of Seaford utility customers, to participate in the city of Seaford Kids Coloring Contest. Those who enter have a chance to win a prize package including a Family Four-Pack of tickets to the Delaware Childrens Museum, coloring books, stickers, a water color paint book and more. Children are encouraged to have fun expressing their talents while using their choice of coloring supplies. Crayons, markers, colored pencils or paint - there are no limitations when it comes to color. One winner will be selected and featured on the city of Seaford and DEMECs websites and social media pages. Deliver the completed artwork to city of Seaford by mail to PO Box 100 or in person at 414 High St., Seaford, DE 19973. Once entries are submitted, they cannot be returned. Please make copies of the original artwork to keep before entering the contest. All entries must be received or postmarked by Oct. 7.
Harvest Moon Party Celebrate fall at the Harvest Moon Party, the Nanticoke Senior Centers largest fundraiser, on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 4 to 9 p.m., at Hoopers Landing in Seaford. Enjoy a full buffet, cash bar and bid on Chinese silent auction items. Dance the night away to the seven piece high energy dance band, Chasin Time, while sipping apple pie moonshine. Other activities include a putting contest for $5 from 5 to 7 p.m. A cornhole tournament starts at 6 p.m. Cost is $20 per team, 75 percent payout. Tournament registration starts at 5. Tickets are $50 per person or $95 per couple and can be purchased at Nanticoke Senior Center, located at Hoopers Landing, Seaford, or online at nanticokeseniorcenter.com. For more information, call the center at 629-4939 and ask for Fran Todd. All proceeds benefit the programs and services provided by the Nanticoke Senior Center, which provides a lunch program, socialization, local and extended trips, and a homebound meal program.
Community Yard Sale The Salvation Army will hold a huge Community Fundraiser Yard Sale on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Salvation Army Building Parking Lot, 22318 Sussex Hwy., Seaford. Enjoy homemade baked goods, hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and beverages. For a yard sale space, which is $15, call Jennifer at 628-2020.
Spaghetti Dinner St. Johns Church Mens Club Spaghetti Dinner will be held at the Fellowship Hall on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. Take out starts at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for kids ages 12 and under. All proceeds will benefit the Seaford Community Food Closet and Camp Pecometh in Centreville, Md. For tickets, contact Dave Baker or Donny Dickerson or any member of the St. Johns United Methodist Mens Club or St. Johns Church.
Safe Boating Class The Nanticoke River Sail & Power Squadron will conduct a Safe Boating Class on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Grace Baptist Church, 805 Atlanta Rd., Seaford. Pre-registration will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club, 33 Market St., Blades, from 9 to 11 a.m. Call 629-6083 for more information. Course fee is $20 per person or $30 for a family of up to three people. It is strongly recommended that you pick up the textbook on registration day in order to be prepared for class. Those who want to attend should contact John Kisser at 629-6083.
Free Soup Social A free soup social will be held each Tuesday evening from 5 to 6 p.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church (200 W. Market St., Laurel) following the summer hiatus.
Fall Festival at Kings UMC Kings United Methodist Church in Laurel will hold a Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain or shine. The event will include a bake sale, homemade soup and ice cream, oyster sandwiches and barrel train rides. Fun for the whole family.
Expressions of Joy in concert Expressions of Joy Harp Ensemble will be in concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24, at Old Christ Church, Laurel. There will be ensemble pieces, solos, and a variety of styles of music. Admission is free and a love offering will be taken to benefit the church. Call 443-359-0186 for more information.
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.
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.
LHS hosts dinner, evening program The Laurel Historical Society will host The Marvil Package Story, A Laurel Basket Case dinner and evening program on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. at Abbotts on Broad Creek in Laurel. The dinner is a celebration of the Laurel Historical Societys 40th Anniversary. In its day, Laurels Marvil Package Company was considered to be the largest manufacturer of fruit-packing baskets in the world.It cast a wide net as the towns chief economic engine, and company founder Joshua H. Marvil gave witness to Laurels economic, social, and political clout when elected Governor of Delaware in 1894. Presented by Edward Fowler, this will be an entertaining evening for all. The cost of the dinner and presentation is $40 per person and can be purchased in advance by check to Laurel Historical Society, P O Box 102, Laurel DE 19956 or online at http://www.laureldehistoricalsociety.org RSVP by 10/1/17. Space is limited.
Flu vaccines A flu vaccination will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Bethel Community House. The flu shots are free with most insurance plans. Bring your insurance card. Sign up at the Bethel Store on Main Street or leave a message at the town office at 877-8139.
Events at the Historical Society 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. Future Builder Raffle Drawing at the museum on Sunday, Dec. 10. At 4 p.m., we will draw for the first prize (choice) of Lego Minecraft or Erector Ferris Wheel. After contacting the first winner, the second winner will be notified that they have received the other prize. Raffle tickets are available at the Bethel Market and Bethel Museum. 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.
Bridgeville Library Library closed - the Bridgeville Library will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 21, for staff development. Friends of the Bridgeville Library Featured Artist - On display at the Bridgeville Library for September thru mid-October is a collection of Apple-Scrapple Festival related artwork from several different artists. Items on display include commemorative pottery, festival memorabilia, a t-shirt quilt made by Margaret Bootsie Sipple of Bridgeville and hand-painted porcelain by Kay Hunsberger of Bridgeville. Kay Hunsberger is taking orders for her hand-painted porcelain plates through November. The small decorative plates (a set of two) are $20 and the large decorative plate is $45. Orders can be placed at the circulation desk. Twenty percent of the sale proceeds benefit the Friends of the Bridgeville Library.
RAVE concert On Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m., Coastal Concerts presents a free R.A.V.E. (Rising Artist Venue Expansion) concert featuring acclaimed artists Maria Scott, pianist, and Rebecca Fanning, soprano, performing a mix of classical works and well known hymns. The event will be held at Union United Methodist Church, 2 North Laws St., Bridgeville.
Dons Tree Farm Fall Festival Car Show Dons Tree Farm will hold a Fall Festival Car Show on Sunday, Sept. 24 from noon-4 p.m., located at 6396 Hickman Rd., Greenwood.
There will be trophies and cash awards, as well as Peoples Choice and a 50/50 raffle to Benefit Georgetown Presbyterian Church. Rain date is Oct. 1. For more information, call 302-349-0555 or visit www.donstreefarm.com.
Concert at Sam Yoder Farms Delmarva Gospel Music presents The Browns and The Hyssongs and Amanda Jones in concert on Friday, Oct. 6, at Sam Yoder Farms, in Houston, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6. General admission is $23 and tickets can be purchased by calling 302-531-7997 or302-422-8315; online at delmarvagospel.com; or at the door.
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. 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.
Yard sale and craft fair Felton-Viola United Methodist Church will hold a Fall Yard Sale & Craft Fair from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the church on Rt. 15. Vendors are needed. Cost is $10 for a space or $15 for a space and a table. Contact the church at 302-284-3590 or Holly at 302-284-9849.
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.
Sunday morning breakfast buffet There will be a Sunday morning breakfast buffet the last Sunday of each month (Sept. 24, Oct. 29, and Nov. 26) from 7-10 a.m. at the Galestown Community Center, 5538 Schoolhouse Road in Galestown. The menu will include eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, creamed chipped beef,biscuits, and sticky buns.
Backyard Conservation Workshop The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance (NWA) will host a free, one-day Backyard Conservation Workshop on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Georgetown Public Library. 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 Georgetown Public Library and is an event in the Reclaim Our River: Nanticoke Series. The workshop is free but limited to 20 participants; very few spaces remain. To register, please complete a brief form at nanticokeriver.org/georgetown/. For more information, contact Beth Wasden, volunteer and outreach coordinator, at email@example.com or 443-944-1175.
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.
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.
NYC holiday bus trip On Saturday, Dec. 9, visit New York City around the holiday! Bus leaves Seaford Walmart parking lot at 5:30 a.m. and drops off around Time Square. Pick-up in NYC at 7:30 p.m. and return to Seaford around midnight. All activities and food are extra. tickets are $65/pp, non-refundable, and includes tip to driver. There are 56 seats available on a first come basis. Deadline to purchase seats is Nov. 17. This is a fundraiser for the Sussex Tech Swim Team. Checks made payable to STST. For more information or to purchase your seat(s) contact Vicki at 302-542-0668 or Coach Thomas at 302-448-6369.
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.
Canyon Country Adventure AARP 915 is sponsoring a trip - Canyon Country Adventure - on June 1-9, 2018. Airfare and transfers included. The trip features Sedona, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, St. George, Las Vegas and more. There is a $150 discount with early sign-up. The balance is due by March 2018. For more information, contact Diana at 410-754-8189.
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, Sept. 21 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.
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.
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.
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.
Airport Advisory meeting The Delaware Coastal Airport Advisory Committee meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, Delaware Coastal Airport, 21911 Rudder Ln., Georgetown. The meeting is open to the public.
Life in Laurel returns Life in Laurels 2017-2018 season begins on Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Laurel Public Library. The topic for Septembers discussion is Fame and Fortune from Laurel Roots:Laurelites Who Have Made It Big! Memories and mementos will be shared from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Community Room. Life in Laurel, a monthly roundtable discussion of Laurel history, is a partnership between the Laurel Public Library and the Laurel Historical Society. Contact Adult Services Librarian, Gregg McCullough, at 875-3184 or email@example.com for more information.
Laurel Garden Club meeting The Laurel Garden Club will meet at the Laurel Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 10:30 a.m. The demonstration will be layering bulbs in pots.
Republican Womens Club meeting The Seaford Republican Womens Club will meet on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 10:30 a.m. at Seaford Pizza King. Everyone is welcome.