Spaghetti dinner VFW Auxiliary Post 4961, 9767 Middleford Rd., Seaford, will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25. Adults are $8, children ages 12 and under are $6.
Free tax returns The AARP Tax-Aide program will be preparing free tax returns at the Seaford Elks Club for the 2017 tax season. IRS certified counselors will be available to prepare returns starting Feb. 7, and every Wednesday until April 4. Appointments are required and can be made by calling Pat James at 245-2320. Taxpayers are required to show a government issued photo ID plus their social security card(s). Please bring your 2017 tax information and your 2016 tax return.
Seaford Gallery 107 classes The following classes are scheduled for February at Seaford Gallery 107. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The Gallery, which is located at 324 High St., Seaford, is open on 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, Feb. 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 6-9, $40, includes supplies and light lunch. Saturday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10-14, $40, includes supplies and light lunch. Call Karen at 302-236-7226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Ongoing classes: Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.
Transportation for veterans In Sussex County there are several transportation opportunities available for our veterans. One of them is located in Seaford. This eight passenger van carries veterans to and from the VA Hospital in Elsmere and to and from the VA Clinic in Dover. It tries to operate on Mondays and Wednesdays but will transport at other times if needed. If you need this transportation, call the dispatcher at 302-858-7588.
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.
Essential Oils Make and Take The Laurel Public Library is hosting Essential Oils Make and Take on Saturday, Jan. 20. The program features doTERRA Wellness Advocate explaining the basics of essential oils and the opportunity for attendees to make a sample of an essential oil. The event, held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., is free, and registration is required. Please call 302-875-3184, e-mail email@example.com or visit the library to sign up.
Laurel Garden Club meeting There will be a Laurel Garden Club Meeting at the Laurel Library on Thursday Jan. 18 at 10:30 a.m. called Jurassic Park in your own backyard.Questions, call Lynn (302)364-0080
Quarter Auction A quarter auction will take place Jan. 26 at the Laurel Fire Hall, with doors opening at 6 p.m/ and the auction starting promptly at 7 p.m. Ticket is $5 including one paddle and each additional paddle will be $3. All proceeds to benefit Laurel Lions community service projects for more information contact Wendy 302-875-3902 or Jim at 302- 841-8874. Raffle tickets on sale also for 43 inch Sharp Flat Screen TV.
Laurel Lions Pizza Night Laurel Lion Pizza Night will take place on the first Tuesday evening of each month from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Laurel Pizzeria. Ten percent of each check will be donated to the club. Check at the register for a coupon or ask and 10 percent will be donated to the Laurel Lions Club. Please help or non-profit club and our service projects.
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.
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.
Bridgeville Library Library closed - The library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 15. Self-Directed Exercise Sessions - Beginning, Jan. 2, join us at the library for our new self-directed exercise sessions from 6-6:45 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. All sessions are subject to other programming, but we will have a calendar available so you can plan accordingly. DVDs will be played to help lead you to your health goals. Free Library Gaming - Join us on Saturday, Jan. 13 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., as Small Town Gaming offers an open arcade for the day. They will have XBox One, PS4, Wii U, Madden17, NBA2K17, COD: Infinite Warfare, Nintendoland, MarioKart, Card Games, and more. You may bring your own console. This event is free and open to all ages.
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.
Grilled Pork Chop Dinner Join the Delmar VFW Auxiliary for a Grilled Pork Chop Dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12, at the VFW Post, 200 W. State St., Delmar, Md. Everyone is welcome. The menu will include a large grilled pork chop, a tossed salad with choice of dressings, a baked potato with butter and/or sour cream, succotash, and a dinner roll for $12. Desserts will also be available. Call 410-896-3722 after 4 p.m. for carry-outs. Proceeds benefit the many charities and organizations supported by the Delmar VFW Auxiliary.
Ground Hog Day Yard Sale The Greenwood Memorial VFW Auxiliary of Post 7478 invites the public to its annual Ground Hog Day Indoor Yard Sale on Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Post at the corner of Governors Ave. and Mill St. in Greenwood.Set up begins at 8 a.m., doors open to the public at 8:30 a.m. and the event concludes at 2:30 p.m. Tables and table space (if vendors bring their own table/displays) are rented at $10 each. Accepting cash only for table/space rental, and payment due before vendors set up.First come, first served regarding rental requests.There will be baked goods, food for sale and coffee, water, and soda and a 50/50 raffle held on site and drawn at 2 p.m. Yard Sale tables and new sale items tables are welcome. Proceeds support programs for veterans and active duty military personnel. For more info contacts: Pres. Margo Ellers (302-883-4922) or Sec. Michaele Russell (302-349-4220). They will be unavailable Jan. 20Ð26.
AARP group fundraiser TheGeorgetownAARP Chapter 5340 is having a fundraiser on Wednesday, Jan. 17, all day at the Georgetown Family Restaurant in Georgetown. Proceeds will support various projects of the chapter. For more information, contact Paula at 302-500-1768.Surrounding Area Events
Volunteer with 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 at local childcare centers.Sign up online at www.readalouddelaware.org or call 856-2527for more information.
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.
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.
Regional Districts meeting The next Sussex County Democratic Regional Districts 35 & 39 meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 215 High St., Seaford, in the Linda Vista Community Conference Room.
Airport advisory meeting The Delaware Coastal Airport Advisory Committee meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, Delaware Coastal Airport, 21911 Rudder Ln., Georgetown. The meeting is open to the public.
Seaford Widowed Persons meeting The Seaford chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting at noon on Tuesday, Jan 16 at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. Widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come by and join the group.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.