Learn about Nanticoke pre-history
Seaford Historical Society Lecture Series continues on Monday, April 2, with guest speaker Dr. Edward Otter, professor of archaeology at Salisbury University. Dr. Otter will present a program on Nanticoke pre-history.
People have lived on the Nanticoke River since their arrival over 10,000 years ago. In the 1960s and 1970s, the Sussex Society for History and Archaeology conducted archaeological research on a number of sites. Since then, little formal study has been done along the Nanticoke. This illustrative presentation is an attempt to pull together archaeological evidence to construct how Native American Indians lived and how those livelihoods changed through time.
The lecture will be held at 7:15 p.m. at the Manor House, Seaford. Admission is free.
'Home for Hope' fundraiser
Delmarva Teen Challenge 'Home for Hope' Women's Shelter Fundraiser will be held at the Seaford Pizza King from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 24. Donations will be accepted.
A yard sale-Alzheimer's fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 24 from 7 a.m. to noon at Lofland Park Center in the rear parking lot. There will be an electric wheelchair, children's and women's clothes, household items and numerous other goods.
Family Freedom Festival
Seaford VFW Post 4961 Auxiliary will hold the First Annual Family Freedom Festival on Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Post. Bring the family and enjoy free entertainment - games, face painting, crafts, raffles and more - provided by the Delaware State Police, Seaford Fire Company and the National Guard. Music will be provided by DJ Storm and DJ Fireball. BBQ chicken and other food will be available for purchase and there will be a silent auction.
Soup and Salad Social
The Western Sussex County Democratic Party will have a Soup and Salad Social on Saturday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Seaford District Library. The event is hosted by the 35th and 39th Representative Districts.
Come and share your concerns and vision for your community. We all have a voice, so share yours while enjoying a warm bowl of soup and salad with your neighbors.
Complimentary tickets are available at www.evite.com - search: Western Sussex County Democrats Soup n Salad Social. For more information, contact Marcel Hayes, 35th RD chair, at 302-524-2196 or email Deldems35@gmail.com.
Gallery 107 art classes
The following classes are scheduled for April 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 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.
Contact Karen at 302-236-7226 or email@example.com'for more information on children's classes. Ongoing classes
Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon, Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
The Seaford Parks & Recreation Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Governor Ross Mansion at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 24.
Ages toddler to 9-years-old are invited to attend. Don't forget to bring a basket to collect eggs. Enjoy a special visit from the Easter Bunny!
There will be a drawing for two big baskets and the first 100 families to register for the drawing will receive a small gift.
Annual geranium sale
The Western Sussex Branch of AAUW is taking pre-orders for their annual geranium sale to raise scholarship money for a local Western Sussex County high school student and a Delaware Space Academy student. Lakeside Greenhouse in Laurel will again provide quality plants.
Pre-orders are due by Friday, April 6. Available colors are: red, white, pink, salmon, and fuchsia. Price for each 6' pot is $4.50. To order, call 629-4619.
The plants will be available for pick up at the West Seaford Elementary School parking lot across from the Nanticoke Senior Center on Saturday, April 28, between 8 and 11 a.m. Geraniums not picked up by 11, will be sold to the public.
Inviting butterflies to your yard
Would you like to invite butterflies to your yard? Come learn how flowering native plants not only attract butterflies (and other important pollinators) to your yard but help purify our water as well.
Alice Mohrman, educator at Abbotts Mill Nature Center, will present 'Gardening for Clean Water and Butterflies' on Monday, March 26 at 6 p.m., at the Seaford Public Library. Come early to visit our information tables.
This is the second program of 2018 for the Reclaim Our River-Nanticoke, following last month's popular 'Saving the Monarch Butterfly.' Free milkweed seeds will be available while supplies last.
Contact Nan Zamorski at 434-294-3736 for any questions/concerns.
Department 56 at Seaford Museum
The Seaford Museum is featuring a Department 56 Exhibit through May.
In the 1980s, Department 56 started making high quality porcelain models of 18th century English housing and people and has since branched out into other times and areas.
This exhibit, with more than 120 buildings, several hundred people, trees, bushes, and signs is featured in the Webb Room of the Seaford Museum. Because this collection is tied with the Christmas season, look closely to see if you can locate any Santa Clauses checking to see who is being naughty and who is being nice!
Following this exhibit, the Webb Room will feature a World War I exhibit with posters from the Smithsonian and other artifacts from the museum's collection throughout the summer.
The museum, located in the old Post Office on High Street, is open Thursday through Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. The Department 56 Exhibit is part of the $7 museum entrance fee or $3 for only the Webb Room entrance.
Lenten specials at Our Lady of Lourdes
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, 532 E. Stein Hwy., Seaford, is offering Lenten Specials, a fish dinner or vegetable lasagna with dessert, on Fridays of Lent, March 2-30, from 4:30-7 p.m. Eat-in or carry-out for $9 per person.
Ladies Auxiliary meeting
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department, Inc will hold its next meeting on Monday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at the fire house.ÊAnyone 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
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.
Easter Egg Drop
The Central Worship Center, 14545 Sycamore Rd., Laurel, invites children to their Easter Egg Drop on Saturday, March 31. Activities start at noon and the Egg Drop line-up by age starts at 1:45 p.m. The three age groups are: ages 1-3, ages 4-6 and ages 7-11.
A total of 30,000 eggs will be dropped from a helicopter at 2.
Also enjoy a concession stand, petting zoo, and interactive inflatables. Helicopter rides are $25 per person.
For more information, call 875-7995.
Dinner/Dance on April 14
The Twinkle Dance Club of Laurel will hold its next Dinner/Dance on Saturday, April 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 Rumba lesson before dinner. Enjoy a large variety of dance styles. Dancers of all abilities are welcome. Dress code is jacket and tie/dressy casual.
Must be over 21 to attend. A cash bar is provided by the Legion. Cost is $30 per person. Reservations must be made in advance by April 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.
Events at the Laurel Library
Gloria Steinhem film - The film Gloria: In Her Own Words tells the story of political activist, journalist, and feminist movement leader Gloria Steinem, and it will be shown at the library at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, and will include time for discussion. Light refreshments will be served. All programs are free and everyone is welcome.
Prime for Life workshop - In partnership with Kent-Sussex Community Services, the library is hosting the workshop, Prime for Life. The interactive workshop for families explains the risks for alcohol and drug abuse and how to reduce them. Participants receive practical prevention solutions and lunch is served to attendees. They will also receive a free trip to a destination selected during the workshop. Registration is required. Call 505-2932 to sign up or for questions.
Laurel Lions Club presents 57th annual showboat show March 23-24
The Laurel Lions will present the 57th annual showboat 'Laurel Lions Club Spring Show' on March 23-24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Laurel High Auditorium. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 4-12, and free for children three and under. There will be singing and comedy for all. There will be some new talent from outside the Lions Club along with your favorite Lions Club singers. New talent includes Morgan Perdue, Daniel Premo, Joran Hunt, Bruce Boyce, Will Parker, the Centenarians, and the Sunshine Boys. Tickets are available at the door or from any Lions Club member.
Wetlands Celebration Day
Adventure awaits at the second annual Wetlands Celebration Day on Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trap Pond State Park. The first 125 cars will receive free admission to the park.
Fun for the whole family including free pontoon boat tours, canoe rentals, self-guided hiking trails, exhibitors, bike rally and more.
For more information, call 302-739-9939 or visit de.gov/wetlandscelebration.
Laurel Civic Club scholarship
The Laurel Civic Club is offering a $1,000 scholarship. This scholarship is given in memory of Robert Ellis. The scholarship is to assist a student with strong community service. Graduating seniors that reside within the Laurel School District, but not necessarily attending Laurel High School, are eligible.Applications are available at the Laurel High School, Sussex Tech High School and Laurel Public Library. Contact Lawrence Elliott at 302-875-3320 for additional information.
Application deadline is April 30.
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. Bridgeville Library events
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.
Library Fundraiser Exhibit - The Bridgeville Library will exhibit the HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography of Gene Bleile from March 19 - April 26. The exhibition will showcase landscape, nautical, oceanscape, floral and architectural images of local interest, including photographs from Seaford's Ross Mansion and Woodland Ferry, along with images of Lewes and Rehoboth beaches. Additional photographs include images of Outer Banks/Nags Head, N.C., Colonial Williamsburg, Va., Gettysburg, Pa., Chincoteague, Va. and Cornwall, England.
Those who make a $30 contribution will select and order one print of their choice. Contributors of $50 will receive two prints,
of $70, three prints, and of $100, four prints. All checks are payable to the Bridgeville Public Library. Photographs will be ordered and may be picked up during the first week of May.
Home Buying Tool Kit Seminar - On Tuesday, March 27 from 6-8 p.m., stop by the Bridgeville Library for a free Home Buying Tool Kit seminar. During this seminar, hosted by Grant and Renee Parker of The Parker Group in conjunction with Shawn Hunt of GMH Mortgage Company, you will be able learn about the home buying and selling process.
Library closures - The library will be closed on Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31.
Adult Craft Night
Join us at the Bridgeville Library on Friday, March 23 from 6-8 p.m., for crafts, fun and friendship. We will be making a wine bottle springtime flower decoration. All materials will be provided.
You may bring your own wine bottle to decorate, however, it must be empty, clean, and free of labels. We are also accepting empty and clean wine bottle donations. Please bring your donations to the library by Monday, March 19.
Light refreshments will be available. Registration is required by Wednesday, March 21. Contact the circulation desk at 337-7401, ext. 101, to sign up.
Delmar Alumni Association
The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trips for members, family, and friends:
Thursday, Aug 23- 'Love, Lies and the Lottery': A winning lottery ticket worth hundreds of millions goes missing! Greedy friends and relatives plot and scheme and make this the funniest jackpot of the year.
Thursday, Nov. 29- 'Christmas in Paradise'- Three New York couples stranded by a snow storm in an Amish farmhouse learn the true meaning of Christmas. Both shows are presented at the Rainbow Comedy Playhouse in Paradise, Pa. The price is $127.25 per show which includes transportation, dinner, and show. For more information and reservations, contact Dot Wolfgang at 302-846-2366.
Love for America Fundraiser
A Love for America Fundraiser hosted by Delmarva Republican Women to benefit Operation We Care and Women Supporting Women will be held on Saturday, April 7 at the Delmar VFW from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be Chinese and cake auctions. Tickets are $10.
For more information, call 443-397-3321.
Easter Egg Hunt
Come meet the Easter Bunny at the Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Saturday, March 31 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Kids ages 12 and under can also enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt. There will also be games, arts and crafts and door prizes. The event is free and everyone is welcome.
Chicken salad, oyster sandwiches
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Delmar Fire Department will be offering homemade chicken salad, soup and oyster sandwiches for sale on Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The following items will be available: chicken salad - $12 quart or $3 cup, $3 sandwich; oyster sandwich - $8; vegetable beef soup, chicken noodle soup or peas and dumplings - $7 quart or $3 bowl.
Advance orders are requested, but walk-ins are welcome. To place your order, call 443-359-5767, 410-896-3280, 443-493-3153, or see any Ladies Auxiliary member.
Beef and Chicken Dinner
The annual Beef and Chicken Dinner sponsored by the Greenwood VFW Post 7478 will be held at the Post on the corner of Governors Avenue and Mill Street in Greenwood on Sunday, March 25 from noon to 3 p.m.
Dinner is free for children up to age 4 and $5.50 for ages 5-11. Eat-in is $12 and carry-out is $8.50. Desserts will be sold by the slice or the whole. For more information, call the Post quartermaster at 302-670-6695.
Youth Conservation Festival
Delaware Ducks Unlimited presents the 2018 Youth Conservation Festival on Saturday, April 14 at 12613 Road 602, Owens Station, in Greenwood. The event's registration will be from 8-10 a.m. with activities from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This will be a day for the youth to learn about conservation and outdoor activities. The program is free and includes one-year Greenwing membership, lunch, and more. Visit www.greenwingde.org or contact Christy Willis at email@example.com for more information.
Todd Peenstra, a well-known antique appraiser from Annapolis, will be at the Federalsburg Historical Society and Museum, 100 Covey-Williams Alley, Federalsburg, Md., to identify and appraise treasures on Saturday, April 21. Registration begins at 1 p.m. followed by the show at 2. The fee is $5 per item with a limit of five items. Refreshments will be sold.
Community Hobby Fair
The Federalsburg Community Hobby Fair sponsored by Federalsburg Historical Society will be held on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the cafeteria of Federalsburg Elementary School.
The event is free and everyone is welcome. To display your hobby or collection, contact Bart Johnson at 443-786-4086 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beef & Brew Fundraiser for Hospice
Delaware Hospice will hold a Beef & Brew Fundraiser at the Georgetown CHEER Center on Friday, March 23 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Enjoy music by The Funsters and bid on prizes in raffles and a silent auction. To purchase tickets, contact Peggy Dolby at 856-7717 or visit www.delawarehospice.org. 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: 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.
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 856-2527'for more information.
Lunch Bunch meeting
Social seniors of the Lunch Bunch meet at 11:30 a.m. each Thursday for lunch. On Thursday, March 29, the group will gather at Ocean Grill, Long Neck Road, Millsboro. All seniors are welcome. For more information, call Regina at 302-280-6199.
Do you have a problem with food? Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who meet to support each other in facing this issue in our lives. The group meets Thursday evenings at Milford Memorial Hospital in the Grier Building room 207, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Please call Carol at 302-245-3766 with any questions or to learn more.
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.
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.
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.
Ad Hoc Touring Company
If you enjoy reading plays aloud, join the Ad Hoc Touring Company, an affiliate of Possum Point Players.ÊThe 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.
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. John's 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.
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 and'opportunities to aspiring writers and poets.
If you possess'a God-given talent and a passionate desire'for writing, this group is for you. Seize this opportunity to grow your creative writing skills and connect with other writers.
Meetings are held'on 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.
Milton Senior Center located at 24855 Broadkill Road hosts an Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group on the second Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. This is a free program and any interested persons are urged to attend.
If you are caring for someone who has any type of dementia, this is the time to get all your questions answered.
There is no registration required, just show up. We hope to see you there.
There are more than five million Americans who had Alzheimer's disease (AD) now, and, by mid-century, that number will triple Ð up to about 16 million. Women are almost twice as likely as men to develop AD and account for almost two thirds of those five million.
Corvette Club meeting
The Beachcombers Corvette Club of Southern Delaware meets the first Thursday of each month at'the CHEER Center, 20520 Sand Hill Rd., Georgetown.
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.
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.