Safe Boating Week Nanticoke River Sail & Power Squadron (NRS&PS) will kick off Safe Boating Week at the Blades Marina, Market Street, Blades, on Saturday, May 19. NRS&PS will be on-site from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The kick off will feature displays and literature on boating safety, equipment and regulations. Free vessel safety checks will also be available.
Apply for board position The Seaford District Library, a (501c3) non-profit library, is accepting applications for a board position that ends on Saturday, June 30. Applications are available at the library. Applicants must live in the Seaford School District.
Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled for May 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 1-5 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, May 26, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10-14, $40, includes supplies and light lunch. Ongoing classes Canvas and Coffee on Friday mornings is currently full and not accepting new students at this time.
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 museums 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.
Chicken and pork rib BBQ The Laurel Ruritan Club will have a chicken and pork rib BBW on Saturday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Nanticoke Immediate Care on Route 13 in Laurel. The cost is $7.50 for the chicken dinner and $10 for the pork rib dinner. Proceeds to benefit the Laurel Lions Club tennis court project.
Monthly Oyster Sandwich Fry Members of Hope Masonic Lodge #4, 102 W. Sixth, Laurel, will hold their monthly oyster sandwich fry at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 19. Fried oyster and crab crab cake sandwiches, and homemade cream of crab soup will be available. Members of Delmar Adah Chapter #5 Order of the Eastern Star will be on hand to sell desserts.
Laurel Public Library The Laurel Public Library will host the following special events in June. All events are free and open to everyone. ¥How to Control Your Own Financial Destiny outlines tips and strategies for financial planning. Topics will include eliminating debt and saving for retirement. Held on Tuesday, June 5 at 5 p.m., this program is presented by The Money School. ¥Celebrate the start of summer at the librarys Block Party on Saturday, June 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A free meal to kick off our free summer lunch program, games, kick-off of youth and adult summer reading programs, arts and crafts, and local vendors and non-profits are among the activities included at this family-friendly event. DJ Randy will provide music, and health screenings will be available. Those who get their vendor card stamped and are present at 12:45 will be entered to win a bicycle, helmet, and bike lock. ¥Christiana Care Health System is sponsoring a workshop, Think First to Prevent Falls, on Tuesday, June 12 at 10 a.m. Falls are the leading cause of injury for people over age 65. This program was designed to help individuals recognize their concerns about falling and the hazards in their home and community that contribute to falls. The one hour presentation will discuss the most common fall prevention topics such as home safety, safety in the community, talking with your physician, nutrition, the significance of exercise, vision and medications. ¥As part of the Sussex County Libraries summer concert series, Cathy Gorman Live features singer Cathy Gorman on Tuesday, June 19 at 6 p.m. Gorman will perform a variety of songs including oldies, country, and pop. ¥Chef Bonnie Aronson returns to the library on Saturday, June 30 to present Healthy, Easy, and Delicious Celebrate Summer with a Festive Brunch. Held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the program will feature Chef Bonnie preparing easy, tasty dishes perfect for summer. Registration is required by calling the library at 302-875-3184 or visiting the library.
Yard sale and BBQ chicken A yard sale and BBQ chicken event will take place on Saturday, May 19 at the Bethany Community Church, located at 28015 Kay Rd. in Laurel. The yard sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Breakfast sandwiches will be available from 8-11 a.m. and there will be chicken dinners ($7) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The yard sale will have glassware, clothes, furniture, HHI stems, and much more.The rain date is May 26.
Annual Strawberry Festival St. Philips 12th Annual Strawberry Festival will be held on Saturday, May 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Philips Episcopal Church, 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel. Come and enjoy scrapple sandwiches for breakfast and chicken salad with sides for lunch. There will be strawberry desserts of all kinds including homemade strawberry ice cream. Hope Lodge will serve oyster fritters and cream of crab soup. Enjoy the many vendors and crafters both inside and outside. Come for the strawberries and stay for the fun. All proceeds go directly to community outreach.
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.
Grilled Pork Chop Dinner The public is invited to join the Delmar VFW Auxiliary for a Grilled Pork Chop Dinner on Friday, May 18 from 6 to 8 p.m., at the VFW Post, 200 W. State St., Delmar, Md. The menu will include a large savory grilled pork chop, a tossed salad with choice of dressings, a baked potato with butter and/or sour cream, choice of succotash or broccoli with cheese, a dinner roll, and iced tea for $12. Desserts will also be available. Call 410-896-3722 after 5 p.m. for carry-outs. Proceeds benefit the local charities and organizations supported by the Delmar VFW Auxiliary.
Delmar class of 1966 reunion The Delmar High School class of 1966 will hold a breakfast reunion on June 9 at 9 a.m. at Delmar Diner. Questions, call 302-846-9805.
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.
Bridgeville Library Library closed - The Bridgeville Library will be closed on Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day. Jumpin June Jamboree - Join us for the annual Jumpin June Jamboree on Saturday, June 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bridgeville Library. The basket raffles are on display now at the library and raffle tickets are available at the library. There is a cookie baking and a coloring contest for the kids. Stop by the library for contest information and entry deadlines. This celebration will kick off the Summer Reading Program with tons of fun, free activities for the kids such as an inflatable obstacle course, face painting, sand art, car and tractor display, and childrens games courtesy of the Union United Methodist Church Summer Camp. We will be rocking along with our DJ from J&B Entertainment. This event is also a fundraiser for the Friends to support the library.
Dinner, Drama & Song Join us Sunday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m. for a light dinner, followed by a drama and song presentation by the Rev. Jim Hughes at 7 p.m. at Greenwood United Methodist Church. The original drama, written by Rev. Hughes, focuses on Malchus, the priests servant andSimon Peters action. Rev. Hughes is an ordained elder and commissioned evangelist with the Church of the Nazarene and an associate evangelist with the Francis Asbury Society.For over 30 years, Jim has been in the ministry, sharing the gospel through preaching, music and drama. There is no charge for the dinner. A love offering will be taken for Rev. Hughes. Greenwood United Methodist Church is located at 101 W. Market St., Greenwood.For more information, call the church at 302-349-4047 and leave a message.
Celebration of Rural Life The Greenwood Memorial VFW Auxiliary, VFW Post 7478 will sponsor a Celebration of Rural Life on Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the VFW Post 7478 in Greenwood. At 9 a.m. the Rev. Maleia Rust will officiate a service of the Blessing of the Seeds. Bring a snack bag filled with seeds to represent crops that were sown (field crops, home gardens, or flowers). There will be an indoor Chinese Auction of new rural life items and an Auxiliary sponsored yard sale. Pricing will be by American Pickers negotiations. Also enjoy a bake sale and 50/50 raffle. Hot dogs and beverages will be for sale. Proceeds will benefit veterans projects. The public is invited to attend. For more information, contact President Margo Ellers at 302-883-4922 or Sec. Dr. Michaele Russell at 302-349-4220.
Weekly chicken BBQ The Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company chicken BBQ is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from April 20 to Sept. 30. Dinner includes half a chicken or two leg quarters, roll, pickles, and chips for $7.50.For orders of 25 or more (just chicken), call 302-349-5241 by Monday at 9 a.m.
Bethel painting class On Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to noon, the Bethel Museum will transform into an art studio. This painting class is open to kids 10 years old and up. The cost is $15 per person and supplies are provided. The theme of the class is Earth from Space. The theme is promoting a traveling exhibit from Delaware Humanities and the Smithsonian featuring photos from space. For more information, contactt Noel Justice at noel email@example.com
Bethel Museum exhibit A traveling exhibit Earth to Space from the Delaware Humanities and the Smithsonian will be at the Bethel Museum the second and fourth Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. beginning April 22 through June 24. There will be rare views of events including volcanic eruptions, dust storms, and hurricanes though satellite imaging. The museum is located at 312 First Street in Bethel. Call 302-875-1906 for more information
Free admission to exhibit Admission to the Treasures of the Sea exhibit in the Stephen J. Betze Library on the Owens Campus of Delaware Technical Community College is free on Friday, May 18, as part of International Museum Day.
The Treasures of the Sea exhibit features treasures recovered from the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking is available next to the library building. For more information, call 302-259-6150.
Strike Out Cancer A Strike Out Cancer bowling event will take place at Millsboro Lanes in Millsboro on Friday, May 18 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $20 and includes two games of bowling, shoes, pizza, and a soda. There will also be raffle baskets and a 50/50 raffle. DJ Wax will be on hand. All proceeds benefit The Get Well Gabby Foundation.
#Performstrong Variety Show The #Performstrong Variety Show will take place on Sunday, May 20 at the Millsboro Fire Hall. Doors open at 1 p.m., with the program starting at 2. This upbeat variety show will benefit Courtney Russum and her family as they continue to provide her with the medical care she needs to make a full recovery. Kayla Martell will be the emcee for the afternoon and featured entertainer is Grace Otley. Other guest entertainers include Cathy Gorman, Jaime Parker, Brooke Elliott, Shane Beard, Aimee Parker, McAleer School of Irish Dance, Ashlie Workman, Devon Lynch, Susanne Truitt, Mr. Goodwood & Ken, Gloria Holland, KP Karate, Nanticoke Indians, Kim Z Magic, Jake Darmstadter, Wade Perdue, Mary Kate Paoli and more. Also enjoy a silent auction and baked goods. Tickets are $15, senior/students $10 and children ages 5 & under are free with an adult. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 302-841-7080, online at Eventbrite, at Heritage Jewelers in Seaford, and at the door.
Memorial Day Gospel Concert A Memorial Day Gospel Concert will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 28, at the Federalsburg Marina Park Pavilion in Federalsburg, Md. Featured artists will include One Day Closer, Donna Brown and Judy Laramore. Bring a chair and a friend. Concessions will be available and a love offering will be received.
Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic Homeless Cat Helpers Low Cost Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic will be held on Friday, May 25 for stray cats, low income pet cats and feral cat colonies. Cost is $79/female and $46/male and includes rabies and distemper shots, pain meds and parasite treatments. Delaware spay/neuter vouchers accepted. To register and for more information, visit www.HomelessCatHelpers.org.
The Ark Awards Banquet The Ark Fourth Annual Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, June 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Crossroad Community Church in Georgetown. Keynote speaker will be Brian Bell. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students in K-12 and free for current ARK students and volunteers. Dinner is included. This event also provides money for scholarships to help families with tuition for the upcoming school year. Tickets go on sale May 1, and can be purchased at The ARK office or from a board member.
Kids Club Summer camp Campers will have a blast participating in fun games and activities during Kids Klub Summer Escape. Registration is now open for this Wicomico County Recreation & Parks summer camp, which is held at four locations: North Salisbury Elementary, Willards Elementary, Delmar Elementary and Westside Intermediate schools. The last week of camp is held at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. Kids Klub Summer Escape will be held Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. for boys and girls ages 5-13. The cost per week is $125 per child, with shorter weeks prorated, and optional field trips are $20-25 per trip.There are 10 theme weeks from June 20-Aug. 24. Initial registration for Kids Klub Summer Escape and payment should be made in person at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center box office, Salisbury. Weekly registration and payment can then be completed at www.WicomicoRecandParks.org. Purchase of Care is accepted. Space is limited. For more information, contact Program Director Brandi Belfield at 410-548-4900, ext. 109 or firstname.lastname@example.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 Sunday, 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 856-2527for more information.
Republican Womens Club meeting During this election season, the Sussex County Republican Womens Club (SCRWC) is focused on hearing from all Republican candidates running for office. The club will hold a dinner meeting at Kings Creek Country Club in Rehoboth Beach at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23. Among the featured speakers are State Representative Steve Smyk of District 20, Cindy Green, Sussex County Register of Wills and Scott Dailey, Sussex County Recorder of Deeds. Attendees will be able to meet the candidates, and hear how each one will take on the issues important to everyone in Sussex County and across the state. For required reservations, contact Carol Andrejko at 302-945-8737 or email@example.com. Cost is $30/person. For more information about the SCRWC, visit www.SCRWC.NET.
Seaford Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary meeting The Ladies Auxiliary of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. will hold its next meeting on Monday, May 21 at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at the fire house.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
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.
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.
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.
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 this opportunity 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.
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.
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.
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.
Orioles Bus Trip Seaford Parks & Rec is offering a bus trip to Camden Yard to see the Orioles vs. the Yankees on Sunday, June 3. The bus will depart at 9 a.m. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m. Cost is $70 per person. Seats are located in section 13. For more information, call 629-6809.