Basket Bingo The Seaford Lions Club will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at the Seaford Moose Lodge, Rt. 13A, Seaford. The Basket Bingo will consist of 20 games and will 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 large wreath basket. Attendees are encouraged to donate a gently used pair of prescription eyewear to support the Lions Recycle For Sight initiative. A special drawing will be held for everyone who donates eyewear. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, contact any Seaford Lions Club member or call 629-4179 or email KLHoch@msn.com.
Free computer training Learn basic and intermediate computer and information processing skills using computer assisted tutorials. Topics include computer basics, Microsoft Office, Internet search applications, email and more. A facilitator is available to get you started and answer questions. Prior computer experience is helpful but not required. Sessions are held Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m., in the Nason Room at the Seaford District Library from Jan. 2 through April 24, 2018. Call the Seaford Library at 629-2524 to reserve a seat. Walk-ins are also welcome.
New Years Eve Dance The Seaford Lioness Club will hold its second annual New Years Eve dance. Once again, local band Chasin Time will provide the entertainment. Uncle Good Food, Curtis Hinds will provide delicious hors doeuvres. Tickets are available now at Cut N Up Family Salon, 609 W. Stein Hwy., Seaford, and Linda Vista Real Estate office, 215 High St., Seaford.
Santa House is open Visit Santa at his house in the Lowes Shopping Center between IHOP and Little Caesars Pizza in Seaford. Santa is being sponsored again this year by the Seaford Kiwanis Club in partnership with Hiram Lodge #21 of Seaford. Santas schedule is from 5 to 7 p.m. on the following dates: Thursday, Dec. 21; Friday, Dec. 22; Saturday, Dec. 23
Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled for December at Seaford Gallery 107. Details are provided on our website at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The Gallery, which is located at 324 High St. in Seaford, is open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Classes are conducted around the corner at 105 Pine St. Special classes - If anyone is interested in childrens classes for the month of December, contact Karen Owens at 236-7226 or email@example.com. Ongoing classes - Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon, Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.
Americas Early Model Trains The Seaford Museums Holiday Model Train Exhibit will focus on Americas love for these special early models that have highlighted the Holiday season for over a century. The Webb Room exhibit will also feature, for the first time, a larger exhibit of running trains making their way through the beautiful snows of yesteryear filled with Department 56 houses, stores, carriages, and assorted sights of those times. Come visit the Seaford Museum to see the wonderful exhibit of our early model trains. The exhibit is open Thursday Sunday in the afternoons until Jan. 1 when winter hours begin and the exhibit will be open Friday through Sunday afternoons until Jan 14. Children over 12 and adults: $3. Oddfellows of Laurel to sell oyster sandwiches Charity Lodge will be having their monthly oyster sandwich sale on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. or until sold out. Hot dogs and hamburgers will also be available. The Martha Rebekah Lodge 21 will be selling their homemade ice cream, baked goods and refreshments at the Lodge at 319 Poplar Street. Eat in or carry out is available. The lodge will also deliver to businesses.
Fishing Expo The Big Mouth Lures will sponsor a fishing expo Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Laurel Fire Hall from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. You can buy, sell, and trade all types of fishing equipment. Exhibit space can be rented. Food will be available for purchase. Admission is $4 for adults, children under 14 are free. For more information call 302-344-1827 or 302-745-4668. Visit www.bigmouthlures.com.
Santa House hours The Laurel Oddfellows Santa in the Park in downtown Laurel will be open on the following dates: Friday, Dec. 22, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, 10 a.m.-Noon, 6-8 p.m.
Laurel Library fundraiser On every fourth Tuesday evening, from 5-9 pm, the Friends of the Laurel Public Library have a 10 percent night at the Laurel Pizzeria. By presenting a coupon (found at the cash register) along with the check, the Friends receive 10 percent of the amount. This money is then used to support activities for the young people of our community. Help the non-profit group, The Friends of the Laurel Library, provide great programming for our young people.
Cash calendars The Ladies Auxiliary of the Delmar Fire Department is now selling December Cash Calendars!The tickets for the calendars are $10. You are eligible to win a cash prize every day throughout December, even Christmas Day! To get your tickets and calendar, call 410-896-3280, 443-359-5767, 443-493-3153 or contact any auxiliary member.
Library holiday hours The Bridgeville Library will be closed for the holidays on Saturday, Dec. 23, Monday, Dec. 25, Tuesday, Dec. 26, and Monday Jan. 1, 2018. The library will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 22, Wednesday Dec. 27, Thursday, Dec. 28, and Friday, Dec. 29.
The Studio in Bridgeville The Studio in Bridgeville offers the following art classes. For more information, call Grace at 228-7859. Creative Weekly Art Classes - We will use a multitude of mediums, styles and techniques to complete projects such as drawing, painting, mixed media, 3D projects and crafts. Ages 6+. On Mondays, 1-3 p.m. or 3-5 p.m., year round. Adult Art Classes - Adults can focus on specific art techniques or complete interest based projects. On the first Friday of the month, 6-8 p.m. Private Art Instruction - Customized individual classes to meet your needs. Other classes and times available upon request or find new events online at www.facebook.com/fromthestudios.
2018 Watermelon Queen The Mar-Del Watermelon Association is looking for young women to enter their pageant to select the 2018 Mar-Del Watermelon Queen who is a public spokesperson for the watermelon industry. As the spokesperson you will travel on the Eastern Shore and throughout the United States to spread the word about the health benefits of watermelon. You will also have the opportunity to compete for the 2019 National Watermelon Queen. For more information and to obtain an application, visit www.mardelwatermelon.org or call 302-535-2897. The deadline to enter is Jan. 8, 2018.
Literacy Delaware seeks volunteers Literacy Delaware is looking for volunteer tutors to work with adults with limited literacy and English language skills. Make a big impact on the life of a struggling adult for only four to six hours a week. The next tutor training will take place on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. For more information, contact Joan Loewenstein, Sussex coordinator, at 302-732-9351 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spade and Trowel Garden Club selling pecan halves The Spade and Trowel Garden Club appreciates everyone who participated in its annual Holiday Evergreens Sale. There are still plenty of shelled pecan halves fresh from Georgia available at $12 per pound bag. They are perfect for holiday baking! To order, call Carol Johnson at (302) 875-4034.
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 fifth 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.
Trip to see Jesus Trip to Sight & Sound Theatre to see Jesus on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Cost per person is $129, which includes a smorgasbord meal before the show at Shady Maple. Complete payment must be made by Monday, Jan. 15. For more information, call 629-7180.
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. Lunch is available. New members always welcome. For details, call Diane at 228-0235.
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.
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.
Explore your ancestry with SCGS The Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS), an organization dedicated to promoting genealogy and education to encourage and instruct in genealogical research, can help you search your ancestry. SCGS holds monthly membership meetings from September to May that feature informative presentations. General meetings take place on the third Saturday of each month at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Visitors are welcome. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org.
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.
Self-paced computer training Learn basic and intermediate computer and information processing skills using computer assisted tutorials. Topics include computer basics, Microsoft Office, Internet search applications, email and more. A facilitator is available to get you started and answer questions. Prior computer experience is helpful but not required. Sessions are held Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m., in the Nason Room at the Seaford District Library. Call the Seaford Library at 629-2524 to reserve a seat. Walk-ins are also welcome.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Volunteer for Read Aloud Delaware Read Aloud Delaware is looking for volunteers who love to read to children. Volunteers usually read one to two hours per week in local child care centers. Sign up online at: www.readalouddelaware.org or call 302-856-2527for further information.
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.