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 email@example.com.
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.
LuLaRoe fundraiser There will be a Multi-Consultant LuLaRoe Fundraiser to benefit Mid-Coast All Star Cheer Team. There will be thousands of pieces of LuLaRoe to choose from, including the new Halloween collection. The fundraiser will take place Saturday, Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 15196 County Seat Highway in Seaford (formerly the Shore Thunder Cheer gym). Annual Book Sale The Friends of the Seaford District Library annual Book Sale will be held on Oct. 5Ð7, at 600 N. Market St. Ext., Seaford. Hours are: Thursday, Oct. 5 Ð 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6 - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 - 10 a.m. to noon Bag Sale - $1/bag on Saturday, Oct. 7 - noon to 3 p.m. Proceeds go to Friends of the Seaford Library to support library programs and activities.
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.
Halloween parade The 2017 Seaford Halloween Parade, sponsored by the Downtown Seaford Association, Inc., will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 25. Registration will begin at 6 p.m. in the parking lot at Dr. Wolfgangs (Cedar Avenue Medical) at One Cedar Avenue and High Street. The parade will begin at 7 p.m., starting at Dr. Wolfgangs and going down High Street to Arch Street to the firehouse for judging and the party. In case of rain, registration and the party will be held at the firehouse (Cannon Street entrance). The categories will be 0-3 years, 4-7 years, and 8-12 years and will include a winner and rune-up for most original, funniest, and scariest. There will also be a group winner and runner up with an overall prettiest having a winner and a runner-up. Due to the fact that there are so many little ones in the parade, motorized vehicles are not allowed in the parade. For more information call 22806512, 629-6762, or 629-7537.
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.
Scrapple Sandwich fundraiser Boy Scout Troop 90 in Laurel will hold a Scrapple sandwich sale fundraiser on Sept. 30, from 7:30 a.m. to noon, across from Pizza King on North Central Ave. in Laurel. There will be hot coffee, fresh roasted peanuts, and beef jerky style meat sticks for sale.
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 Casedinner 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.
Learn how to interpret family records Laurel Public Library will host Reading and Interpreting Family Records with Major Nathaniel Mitchell Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), on Thursday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees will have time to network with other genealogy researchers. Nabb Center Research Assistant T. Aaron Horner will guide participants through how to read family records and use them to solve family research queries. Attendees may bring their own lunch or go out to eat. For more information, contact Gregg at 875-3184 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Craft, Vendor, Chicken Salad Sale The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary will hold its Annual Holiday Craft, Vendor & Chicken Salad Sale on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Laurel Fire Dept., 205 W. 10th St., Laurel. Reserve your tables now. The first table is $10 and each additional table is $5. Electric is available for $5 per vendor and must be requested at the time of payment. Application and payment must be received by Nov. 1, to reserve your space. Space is limited. The application is available online at www.laurelfiredept.com. Vendor set up is on Friday, Nov. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. and/or Saturday, Nov. 11 from 8 to 9 a.m. All items must be removed by 4 p.m. on the day of the sale. For reservations and more information, contact Gloria Wright at 443-521-0015 or email@example.com or Denise Steele at 302-228-4480 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Breakfast, lunch and chicken salad will be available for purchase. Contact any auxiliary member to pre-order (orders by the pint). Proceeds benefit the Laurel Fire Dept. Auxliary.
Dinner/Dance The Twinkle Dance Club of Laurel will hold its next Dinner/Dance on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., at the Laurel American Legion Post 19, Rt. 24, Laurel. Enjoy a buffet dinner followed by dancing.Live music provided by Bob Hughes. Join us for a Cha Cha line dance lesson before dinner. There will be a large variety of dance styles for your enjoyment.Dancers of all abilities are welcome. Dress code is jacket and tie/dressy casual. Must be at least 21 to attend. A cash bar is provided by the Legion.Cost is $30 per person.Reservations must be made by Oct. 7. No tickets will be sold at the door. For tickets, call Edith Snedecor at 877-0618. Visit our Facebook page, Twinkle Club, Laurel, DE or our website, www.twinkleclub.org.
Mystery Dinner Theater Foot Light Productions presents Murder on Sunset Boulevard, a mystery musical dinner theater, on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Laurel Fire Department. The story involves silent screen star Norma Despot who is planning a return to the silver screen, not a comeback, and shes letting no one stand in her way. Meet Max her loyal servant whos keeping an eye on Madames new boy toy. This mystery features three songs from the Broadway play Sunset Boulevard. Menu includes fried chicken, stuffed shells, mixed green salad with assorted dressings, mashed potatoes, California blend vegetables, beets, baked apples, rolls and butter, assorted mini desserts, coffee/iced tea/water. The meal will be prepared by the Laurel Ladies Auxiliary. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; dinner is available at 6 and the show will follow dinner. Tickets are $40 per person and all proceeds support the building fund campaign of the Delmar Public Library. Tickets are available at the library, by calling 846-9894 or by emailing email@example.com. Online ticket sales are available online at delmarpubliclibrary.org.
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 Saturday, Oct. 14 and Monday, Oct. 16. Home Town Carnival - Join us at the Hometown Carnival on Thursday, Oct. 12 from 4-9 p.m., and enjoy the carnival without the crowds. Everyone is welcome. One price bracelets for $18, and tickets are available. Single tickets are $1, 20 tickets for $18, or 40 tickets for $30. Friends of the Bridgeville Library Featured Artist - On display at the Bridgeville Library for September through mid-October is a collection of Apple-Scrapple Festival artwork and memorabilia. Items 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. Hunsberger is taking orders for her hand-painted porcelain plates through November. The small decorative plates (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 will benefit the Friends of the Bridgeville Library.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-944-1175.
Wheatley family reunion The 98th Wheatley family reunion will be held on Sunday, Oct. 1 at 2 p.m at the Wheatley Methodist Church in Galestown. The church is located at the intersection of MD 313 (Sharptown Rd.) and Wheatley Church Rd. Guests should bring a covered dish for the meal following the program. Special music will be presented by the Centenarians of Laurel.
Creating your living will Learn about Five Wishes, a tool for creating your living will, on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Felton-Viola United Methodist Church. Presenter is Debbie Killen, program coordinator, DECCF/Faith in Action. For more information, contact the church at 302-284-3590.
Horse Obstacle Course Challenge Changing Fates Equine Rescue and Happy Horses 4-H Club will hold a Horse Obstacle Course Challenge as a fundraiser for both groups on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 595 Cedar Grove Church Rd., Harrington. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the event begins at 10. Pre-register for $25 at www.changingfatesequine.org or the day of the event for $30. There will be room for horse trailers, ribbons given for first through fourth place and three classes - lead line, junior and senior. For more information, call 302-339-5065.
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.
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.
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.
AARP meeting The AARP Chapter 5340 will resume its meetings at the Georgetown Cheer Center beginning Monday, Oct. 2 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 Nov. 6 and Dec. 4.
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.
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, which normally meets the first Wednesday of the month, will meet the second Wednesday in October - Oct. 11 - from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Cheer Community Center, 20520 Sand Hill Rd., Georgetown. Lunch will be available. New members 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.
MOPH meeting There will be a Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) meeting on Oct. 7, at 10 a.m. at Pizza King, located at 358 East DuPont Hwy (RT South 113) in Millsboro. All combat wounded are invited to come and meet fellow combat wounded veterans. For more information, contact John Jackson at 302 228-9577 or by email at MOPH1787@gmail.com. Visit the groups Facebook page at https://facebook.com/moph1787 for information on veteran health care, benefits, and employment information.