Kiwanis Club scholarships The Kiwanis Club of Seaford is offering three scholarships to graduating seniors residing within the boundaries of the Seaford School District or attending Seaford High School. Two $4,000 scholarships are funded by the Seaford Kiwanis Foundation. The third scholarship for $4,000 is funded by the Seaford Kiwanis Foundation and the Janosik Foundation. Scholarship applications are available from high school guidance offices or by contacting Fred Glime at 629-3652. The application deadline is April 13.
Lecture at the Manor House The Seaford Historical Society Lecture Series continues at 7:15 p.m. on Monday, March 5, featuring guest speaker Brice Stump at the Manor House, 1001 Middleford Rd.Admission is free. Stump was a staff member of The Daily Times in Salisbury for 36 years and an Associated Press award-winning photographer and writer. He retired in March 2015. Currently, Stump is a contributor to Chesapeake Bay Magazine and freelances for other publications. Stump is working on a book about the Mason Dixon line and the Transpeninsular Line from Fenwick Island to Mardela Springs.He will discuss his new findings on the Mason Dixon line focusing on the midpoint stones, where the survey began, and the first 20 miles heading north.
School board filing deadline The filing deadline for the Seaford School Board election is Friday, March 2 at 4:30 p.m. The election will be held on Tuesday, May 8. There is one open seat for a five-year term beginning July 1 and ending June 30, 2023. If there is more than one candidate on the ballot, the Western Sussex Branch of AAUW will hold a School Board Candidates Forum. To be a candidate, an individual must be 18 years of age or older, a United States citizen, a resident of the Seaford School District and not have a felony record. Candidate filing forms are available in person, by mail or by fax from the Sussex County Department of Elections, 119 N. Race St., Georgetown, 856-5367. Forms are also available online at electionssc.de.gov. Identification must be shown when filing.
Griefshare at St. Johns Griefshare is being offered by St. Johns United Methodist Church, 300 N. Pine St., Seaford, from 4-530 p.m. in the Wesley Lounge starting Sunday, March 4. The question Is This Normal will be discussed including the intensity and duration of emotions. If you are living with grief we invite you to join us for the 13 week nondenominational journey, From Mourning to Joy. No children or childcare.
Ladies Auxiliary meeting The Ladies Auxiliary of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department, Inc will hold its February meeting on Monday, Feb. 26 at 6:30 pm. It will be a dinner meeting celebrating the 83rd birthday of the auxiliary in the Banquet Hall upstairs. Anyone interested who is at least 18 years of age may join the auxiliary. Please contact Isabel Stevenson for more information at 302-245-5418 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Annual Bluejay Pageant The 2018 Seaford High School Bluejay Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 2, in the Madden Auditorium at Seaford High School.Eleven high school students will compete for the title of Mr. Seaford High and Miss Seaford Bluejay. This years event will feature a variety of musical acts including solos, duets, instrumental selections, dance, poetry, performances by the high school NJROTC, the SHS Gospel Choir and a special selection by the SHS All-State Choir. The night showcases the talent of the entire school. The event is sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA).Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for students. Children under 10 are free. Tickets will be available on the night of the event in the main lobby. All proceeds benefit the scholarship fund of the SGA.
Bingo Night The Seaford Kiwanis Clubs annual Bingo Night will be held on Saturday, March 10, at the Seaford Moose Lodge, 22759 Bridgeville Hwy. (old Rt. 13N), Seaford. Prizes include Longaberger, Vera Bradley handbags and Wusthof Knives. There will also be a silent auction, raffle prizes, and many door prizes. Refreshments will be available. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7. Tickets, which are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, are available at Soil Service (629-7054), or from any Kiwanis member. For more information, call 542-6245. Participants must be 18 to play.
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. 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 email@example.com for more information. Ongoing classes: Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.
Laurel Public Library The Laurel Public Library is offering a variety of programs in March. The Money School will give a presentation, Becoming Debt Free Is Not a Fantasy, on Wednesday, March 7 at 5 p.m. The discussion includes ways for individuals to eliminate debt or stay out of debt. In honor of Womens History Month, the library is hosting two programs sponsored by the Delaware Humanities Forum. Bessie Coleman: Inspired to Fly includes a first-person narrative about Bessie Coleman, the first African-American woman to become a licensed pilot. It will be held on Monday, March 12 at 3:30 p.m. The film Gloria: In Her Own Words tells the story of political activist, journalist, and feminist movement leader Gloria Steinem, and will be shown at the library on Tuesday, March 20 at 6 p.m. Time is included for discussion and light refreshments will be served. All programs are free and open to everyone.
Oyster Sandwich Sale Odd Fellows of Laurel - Charity Lodge will hold their monthly oyster sandwich sale on Saturday, March 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or sold out at the lodge which is located at 319 Poplar St., Laurel. Hot dogs and hamburgers will also be available and Martha Rebekah Lodge 21 will sell their homemade ice cream, baked goods and refreshments. Eat-in or carry-out. Delivery is available to businesses.
Little Miss, Miss Laurel Pageant The Laurel Lioness Club will present the Little Miss and Miss Laurel Pageant 2018 on Thursday, March 29 at Laurel Middle School. Contestant applications are now available for the pageant until March 8, at Laurel Town Hall, 201 Mechanic St., Laurel, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. All applicants must reside in the Laurel School District. The Little Miss Laurel pageant is open to girls from age 4 through first grade. The Miss Laurel pageant is open to girls who are high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Applications must be returned to the Laurel Lioness representative on March 8, between the hours of 4-7 p.m., at the Lions Headquarters, 311 S. Central Ave., Laurel. Only the first 15 Little Miss applications and the first 12 Miss Laurel applications will be accepted. For more information, call 858-8500.
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.
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.
Shrimp and crab balls dinner The public is invited to the Delmar VFW for a shrimp and/or crab balls dinner from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, at the Post, 200 W. State St., Delmar, Md. The dinner will include hush puppies. Call 410-896-3722 after 4 p.m. forcarry-outs. Proceeds benefit the many local charities and organizations supported by the Delmar VFW.
Beef 'N Dumpling dinner at Delmar VFW A.U.C.E Beef N Dumpling dinner benefiting the Youth Summer Reading Program and sponsored by The Friends of the Laurel Library will be held at the Delmar VFW from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday Feb. 25. Carry outs available. Entertainment by the Humanaires Tickets are $15, children 6 and under are free and may be purchased at the Laurel Library or from any member of the Laurel Friends.
Blue Gray Affair The Woodbridge Alumni Association will hold the third annual Blue Gray Affair on Saturday, March 17, at the Bridgeville Fire Hall. All WHS graduates are invited. Cocktails and mingling begins at 6:30 p.m., the meal will be served at 7.Dancing with music by Mike Hines and the Look, courtesy of Bay to Beach Builders, begins at 8. This is a BYOB event. No tickets will be sold at the door. Cost is $35 per person. All proceeds benefit the WAA Scholarship Fund. During this event, the high school track field will be dedicated in memory of Sam Wylie. Contact Dionne Parker Keeler at 236-9080, for more information.
Bridgeville Library AARP Tax Appointments - Every Wednesday from Feb. 7 thru April 11 - AARP Tax appointments will be available from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., appointments are required. Items you must bring to your appointment are 2016 tax return(s), Social Security Card for anyone on the 2017 tax return and valid picture ID; all signers must be present. Call the circulation desk at 337-7401, ext. 101 to schedule your appointment. Love Your Library! - We LOVE our patrons! Join us at the library anytime from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, for crafts, cookies, cocoa, and snacks. Come on out and show us how much you LOVE your library! Family Pajama Party - Join us on Thursday, Feb. 22 from 6-8 p.m. for a snuggly family read. Put on your warm pajamas, and stop by the library for a nighttime snack and bedtime story. We will have guest readers, read-aloud stories to share, light snacks and refreshments. Dont forget your favorite bedtime slippers for our Fuzzy Slipper Parade.
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.
Library Book Sale A Book Sale will be held at the Georgetown Public Library, Wednesday through Saturday, March 21-24, during regular library hours and Wednesday, March 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. Friends and membersonly. For more information, call 856-7958.
Lunch Bunch Social seniors of the Lunch Bunch meet at 11:30 a.m. each Thursday for lunch. On Thursday, March 1, the group will gather at Ocean Grill, 32564 Long Neck Rd., Millsboro.All seniors are welcome. For more information, call Regina at 302-280-6199.
Seaford Republican Womens Club The Seaford Republican Womens Club will meet at noon, Thursday, Feb. 22, at Pizza King, Seaford. Guest speaker will be Michele Steele, USO Delaware. As we continue our efforts on behalf of the Republican Party, friends and neighbors are welcome to join our organization. For more information, contact Fran Turner, SRWC president, at 629-3435. Visit us on Facebook.
LAA to meet March 6 The Laurel Alumni Association (LAA) and the Laurel Scholarship Foundation will hold its annual members meeting on Tuesday, March 6, at Centenary Church. The meeting will include the election of officers for 2018-19 and a vote on a proposed LAA constitution change. The 2018-19 slate of officers is:
*current incumbents The proposed LAA constitution change is to Article III: Membership. The following language is proposed to be added: 5) applicant is the son, daughter or grandchild of a current or former member of the LAA Article III would then read as follows: Eligibility for Regular Membership shall be confined to graduates of the Laurel School District.Eligibility for Associate Membership shall be granted if either of the following qualifications are met: 1) applicant is a spouse of Laurel High School graduate 2) applicant is a current resident of the Laurel School District 3) applicant is employed full time by an employer whose business is located in the Laurel School District or 4) applicant attended Laurel School District for at least 2 years between the seventh through the twelfth grades or 5) applicant is the son, daughter or grandchild of a current or former member of the LAA.A members dues must be paid and current to be considered an active member of the association. Active membership status for the LAA shall automatically confer active membership status for the Foundation. All current members are encouraged to attend.
- President:Freddie Brock*
- First Vice President:Marvil Tice*
- Second Vice President:Randy Hill
- Immediate Past President:Gary Owens*
- Scholarship Foundation Treasurer:E. Stephen Callaway
- Treasurer General:Ellen Hearn*
- Corresponding Secretary: Janet Morgan*
- Recording Secretary:Virginia Whaley*
- Recording Historian: Edna Millman*
DIY organic bath products class Craft your own organic bath products with expert instruction from Licensed Esthetician/Skin Therapist and Mosaic Skin & Body owner Loretta Pierce. Participants will learn about natural organic bath products and essential oils. The products range from body scrubs to bath bombs and everything in between. Bring your friends and create your own spa on Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 6-8 p.m. at the Caroline County Public Librarys North County Branch in Greensboro, Md. For more information or to register, call the library at 410-482-2173. You may also register online at www.carolib.org/register.
Lions Club Fundraiser The Millsboro Lions Club will hold a fundraiser on Tuesday, Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. until close, at the Ocean Grill, Shoppes of Long Neck, 32564 Long Neck Rd., Millsboro. Ocean Grill will donate 20 percent of the days sales to the Millsboro Lions Club for their sight program.
Ruritan Breakfast Buffet The Ruritan will resume its monthly breakfast buffet on the last Sunday of the month at the Galestown Community Center, 5538 Schoolhouse Rd., Galestown, Md. The breakfast will be held from 7 to 10 a.m. on the following Sundays: Feb. 25, March 25, April 29 and May 27 - weather permitting. The menu includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, creamed chipped beef, biscuits and sticky buns.
CHEER Spring Craft Show CHEER, Inc. will host its annual Spring Craft and Hobby Show on Saturday, March 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Warren L. and Charles C. Allen, Jr. CHEER Community Center on Sand Hill Road, east of Georgetown. The show is free and open to the public. Merchandise ranges from books, baseball cards, toys, woodworking and t-shirts to leather goods, magazines, antiques, military memorabilia, jewelry, and much more. Vendors who wish to participate may contact Florence Mason at 302-515-3045 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Eight-foot tables are $35 for those selling items and $30 for people who only want to showcase their hobby. Additional tables are available at $10 each, electrical outlet use is $5 extra.
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.
Delaware Diamonds There will be a dinner and auction to benefit the Delaware Diamonds Fastpitch softball team on March 3. The dinner starts at 6 p.m and the live auction starts at 7. This will be held at the Ellendale Volunteer Fire Department. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under. Contact Jacob Boothe at 302 -245-9735 for tickets.
Lunch Bunch Social seniors of the Lunch Bunch meet at 11:30 a.m. each Thursday for lunch.On Thursday, Feb. 22, the group will gather at Millsboro Pizza Palace, Rt. 113S, Millsboro. All seniors are welcome. For more information, call Regina at 280-6199.
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, 20520 Sand Hill Rd., Georgetown. New members are always welcome. For details, stop in and visit or call Diane at302-228-0235.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
9-12 Delaware Patriots The 9-12 Delaware Patriots meetings are taking place. Kent County meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month. Sussex County meetings are held the second Thursday of each month.
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.
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.
Overeaters Anonymous Overeaters Anonymous, a fellowship of individuals who meet to support each other and and their issues with food, meet Thursday evenings at Milford Memorial Hospital in the Grier Building room 207, from 5:30-6:30. Call Carol at 302-245-3766 for more information.
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,
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.
Bus trip to flower show The CHEER Travel Club will sponsor a bus trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show on Monday, March 5. The Flower Show attracts thousands of visitors annually to the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This years theme is Wonders of Water. Expect lots of fountains, ponds, rain gardens, and other water features. The show will showcase the extraordinary plants, creativity and talent of this regions top horticulturists and designers along with award-winning landscape and floral designers. The bus will depart at 8 a.m. on March 5 from the Warren L. and Charles C. Allen, Jr. CHEER Community Center at the corner of Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road, east of Georgetown. It will return at approximately 6 p.m. Cost is $55 per person. Lunch is on your own. The public is invited to enjoy this venture. To make your reservation, call Robin Greene at 515-3063.