Christmas in July Sale The St. John's UMC Community Thrift Shop will hold a Christmas in July Sale on Saturday, July 14 from 9 a.m. to noon. The shOp is located at 259 Conwell Street in Seaford. All Christmas related items including sweaters, dishes, stockings and much ore will be half-price. As always, please continue to donate your kitchen and houseware items, bed and bath items, as well ad adult and children's clothing from 1-3 p.m. The shop is open to the public Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Come browse and seek a treasure.
mithsonian exhibit at the Seaford Museum The Seaford Museum has a combination Smithsonian WWI Exhibit with local posters, newspaper articles and clothing on display in the Webb Room of the Museum. This exhibit gives a wonderful display of the community during those difficult days a hundred years ago. The Seaford Museum is located in the downtown area on High St. and is open Thursday through Sunday in the afternoons. Cost for this exhibit is $3 and for the entire museum is $7.
Community Outreach Event The Developmental Disabilities Council will hold a Community Outreach Event for people with disabilities and their families on Saturday, July 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Seaford Fire Hall. The following will be available: a healthy food demonstration by the University of Delaware Cooperative Exchange; an accessible voting booth for the Department of Elections to provide demonstrations on how to caST your vote during elections; an interactive health and wellness activity; an interactive art activity; and vendors who will discuss local resources. Free lunch will be available while supplies last. This is a free event, however, RSVPs are required. Email Stefanie.Lancaster@state.de.us or contact the DDC office at 302-739-3333 for more information and to RSVP.
Seaford Gallery 107 art classes The following classes will be held in July at Seaford Gallery 107. For more information, visit 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 Contact Karen at 302-236-7226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on children's classes. Ongoing classes Canvas and Coffee on Friday mornings is currently full and not accepting new students at this time.
Experiencing Nanticoke history On Wednesday, July 18 at noon, local author Jeanne C. Conner will speak on the historical development of the Nanticoke Watershed up until the turn of the 20th century. Now a retired teacher, Conner's interest in the history of the area grew from finding Native American artifacts years ago. Eventually a book, Footprints on the Nanticoke, would be written. In addition to explaining who settled where, she will share the work and other reasons that drew people to this winding river. The way that people lived - from the Natives, through colonial times, revolutionary times, up until the late 1800s will be described and discussed. This offering will be held at the Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester in Cambridge, Md. and is free and open to the public, although donations are appreciated. Conner will have books available for sale. For information, call 410-228-7953.
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.
Back to School Jamboree The Ark, Educational Resource Center, will hold a Back to School Jamboree on Saturday, Aug. 18 from noon to 2 p.m. at Janosik Park, 208 E. Front St., Laurel. Enjoy music, food, games and prizes. There will be free filled backpacks. Parents must accompany children and students must be present to receive a backpack. Parents must supervise children at all times. Vendors are welcome. Bring your own set up. RSVP by Aug. 3. Set up is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Rain date is Saturday, Aug. 25. Contact Joyce Sessoms at 302-382-9904.
Essential Oils Make and Take The Laurel Public Library is hosting Essential Oils for Summer on Tuesday, July 24. The program features doTERRA Wellness Advocate Annie Miller explaining how to use essential oils in the summer and the opportunity for attendees to make a sample of an essential oil. The event, held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., is free, and registration is required. Call 875-3184, e-mail email@example.com or visit the library to sign up.
BBQ Chicken Bethany Community Church, located at 28015 Kaye Rd. and Rt. 9 in Laurel, will sell BBQ chicken dinners on Saturday, July 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinners are $7 each.
BBQ chicken fundraiser Odd Fellows of Laurel Charity Lodge 27 will be selling BBQ chicken dinners as a fundraiser which will include include one leg quarter, chips, pickles, roll and a drink for $6 or two leg quarters for $8 on Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. until sold out at Rt. 9 Flea Market, Laurel Junction, Rts. 9 and 13 in Laurel. Old fashioned homemade ice cream in many flavors by Martha Rebekah Lodge 21will also be available.
Farmers Market Town of Laurel Farmers Market is held every Wednesday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Market Square Park.
Crab Feast, Watermelon Extravaganza Delmarva Teen Challenge will host their 10th annual Crab Feast & Watermelon Extravaganza at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, at Trap Pond State Park in Laurel. Enjoy a day of food, fellowship, and fun including a live gospel performance by The Reminders. The event will benefit the men's and women's programs of Delmarva Teen Challenge. Tickets are $40 a person and children under 12 are free. For more information, table sponsorships and to RSVP, call 302-629-2559. You may also RSVP online at datccrabfeast2018.eventbrite.com.
Summer Concert Series Trap Pond State Park has begun their Summer Concert Series. Concerts are held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday nights. Trap Pond Partners will have a concession stand with hot dogs, chips and drinks and their famous homemade ice cream. July 14 - Smooth Sound Dance Band (Big Band/Dance/Swing) July 21 - Sara Ann Garrison, (Country Covers and singer/songwriter) July 28 - Charlie and the CoolTones (Blues/Rock/Funk/Jazz/Country) Aug 4 - Clifford Keith Duo (Country/Americana/singer/songwriter) Sept. 5 - Labor Day Concert, 5:30 p.m. - The Reminders (Americana/blues/country/gospel)
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.
Crab Feast at the Legion A Crab Feast will be held at the Laurel American Legion, 12168 Laurel Rd., Laurel, on Saturday, July 21 from 1 to 5 p.m. Cost is $45 per ticket. Kids under 12 eat free. The menu includes AYCE crabs, fried chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, pasta salad, baked beans, draft beer and sodas. DJ Aaron will provide entertainment. Ticket pre-sale cut off date is July 9. For tickets and more information, contact Dina Lee at 302-875-9948.
- Friends of the Bridgeville Library Featured Artists and Fundraiser - On display at the Bridgeville Library are the fine woodcrafters Jack Dalton and David Southern. This duo has had their pieces featured in publications and galleries in Maryland and Delaware. Some examples of their woodcraft pieces are located on our display wall. Some of their work includes hand carved signs, jewelry boxes, clocks, kitchen essentials, fine furniture, butcher block countertops, and much more. Some signs are available for immediate sale. A complete list of those signs is available at the library. All other signs are available for custom order and range in prices beginning at $25; family signs are $65. Twenty percent of sales benefit the Friends of the Bridgeville Library.
- Adult Craft Night - Join us for fun and friendship as we create a seashell beach string decoration. Materials will be provided. We encourage you to bring your own seashells or other beach trinkets to better personalize your design. Registration is required by Wednesday, July 18. Contact the circulation desk at 302-337-7401, ext. 101 to sign up.
- Kiwanis Chicken BBQ Library Fundraiser - The Kiwanis Chicken BBQ Bridgeville Library Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22 at the Kiwanis BBQ stand on Rt. 404, west of Bridgeville.
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 The public is invited to join the Delmar VFW Auxiliary for a Grilled Pork Chop Dinner on Friday, July 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the VFW Post, 200 W. State St., Delmar, Md. 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, choice of succotash or broccoli with cheese, iced tea and a dinner roll for $12. Desserts will also be available. Call 410-896-3722 after 6 p.m. for carry-outs. Proceeds benefit the many local charities and organizations supported by the Delmar VFW Auxiliary.
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.
Events at the Bethel Museum Russell Taylor of Delmar will exhibit his photos of Eastern Shore wildlife at the Bethel Museum on Sunday, July 8 through the month of September. Meet the artist at a reception at the museum at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 14. The movie "The Shack" will be shown at the museum in cooperation with Bethel UMC on Saturday, July 21. The movie "The Greatest Showman" will be shown on Saturday, July 28 and "Wonder" will be shown on Saturday, Aug. 11. Join the Bethel Historical Society at Laurel Pizzeria the second Wednesday of each month. Ten percent of purchases funds events throughout the year. The museum, which is located at 312 First St., Bethel, is open on the second and fourth Sunday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m.
Patriotic Book Drive The Patriotic Book Drive for students in grades K-12 and sponsored by the VFW Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 is July 4 - Sept. 18. Books must be new, hard cover, and have a patriotic or social studies theme. Highly desirable books include: history, biographies and/or autobiographies, flag education, government/civics, voting process, national parks, patriotic Golden Books, American traditions (including cookbooks with an Americana theme), and patriotic musically themed books. The new books are given to school libraries for students to read and learn about the United States of America. For more information, contact Dr. Michaele Russell, Sec., 102 Maryland Ave., Greenwood, at 302-349-4220. Patriotism is taught, and the public is invited to be part of this process.
Annual New Sock Drive for military Greenwood Memorial VFW Auxiliary of Post 7478 is actively collecting new socks for male and female veterans and active-duty military personnel during the 11th Annual New Sock Drive now through Sept. 11. The goal is 3,000 pairs of socks for hospitalized veterans, deployed military personnel and homeless veterans. All socks must be new, in original packaging, and can be any color and style. The 11th Annual Sock Drive is being entered in the Spirit of America Award competition sponsored by the VFW Auxiliary National Headquarters in Kansas City, Mo. The Auxiliary invites all businesses, churches, organizations, youth groups and individuals to collect socks. Socks can be delivered to the home of Dr. Michaele Russell, 102 Maryland Ave., Greenwood, 302-349-4220. Include name and address in the bag/box if delivering socks. All donors will be included in documentation of the contest unless otherwise stated.
Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta The fifth annual Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta will cast off Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Nanticoke River Public Marine Park, 26 N. Market St., Blades. Sign-in and registration begin at 11 a.m., with judging of boats' appearances at noon, and races starting at 12:30 p.m. The Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta is open to anyone who's willing to build a boat from recycled cardboard and paddle it approximately 200 yards to the regatta finish line. First-place awards will be given for winners of races in five different categories: individual, youth, teens, family, and organizations or businesses. Special awards will be given for "Pride of the Fleet," "Most Whimsical Boat," and "Team Spirit." Also, spectators will be asked to pick a "People's Choice" award winner, while a special "Titanic Award" will be given for the "Most Dramatic Sinking." Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta registration fees are $20 per entry before July 28, and $30 per entry from July 29 to Aug. 4. Participants can also register the day of the event. Boats may be any size, shape or design, but must be made of recycled cardboard. Boats should be painted with multiple coats of any one-part polyurethane or enamel paint. Boat decorations may be removed after judging, and prior to the race start. Participants are encouraged to challenge others to race in the Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta for one-on-one bragging rights. After all the races are completed, skippers of cardboard boats may challenge another skipper and their boat to a race. Both challengers pay a $15 fee for a challenge race, and challenges can only be issued between cardboard boats entered in the same regatta categories. The event also includes music, food, and beverages, and opportunities to learn from the Reclaim Our River (ROR) partnership about how to protect Delaware's waterways. The ROR-Nanticoke Series is devoted to bringing monthly events, workshops, and recreational activities to the Nanticoke Watershed. The series offers opportunities to connect with Delaware's waterways and provides important information on water quality that can help in protecting aquatic resources. The ROR partnership also welcomes event sponsors, with proceeds going toward event costs, river restoration, and water quality education. Sponsorships begin at $50. To register for the event, and for rules and other information, visit blades.delaware.gov/events/672/5th-annual-recycled-cardboard-boat-regatta/.
Blades Night Out Blades Night Out is Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m., at Blades Park, 100 E. Seventh St., Blades. Enjoy music, food, and fun!
Master Gardeners Open House The Master Gardeners Open House, A Day In The Garden, will be held on Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the garden behind the County Extensions Office, 16483 County Seat Hwy., Georgetown. Join Delaware Master Gardeners and explore the multitude of benefits a garden can bestow. Bring your curiosity along with your camera and capture the astounding flora and fauna that call our garden home. Shop the plant sale and attend our free mini-workshops and our award winning puppet show. For more information, call 302-856-7303.
Summer Genealogy Programs The Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS) is presenting a free two-part program about beginning family history research. On Saturday, July 21, topics will include finding vital records and census records, and analyzing and following clues. Both programs will be presented at the Lewes Historical Society's new home at 111 Adams Ave., Lewes, from 10 a.m. to noon. Walk-ins are welcome. Also continuing this summer at the Lewes Historical Society are "genealogist in residence" sessions, drop-in opportunities for help provided by SCGS volunteers. Sessions will be held the first Saturday of July and August from 10 a.m. to noon, and on the third Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information on these programs and other SCGS activities during the summer, visit scgsdelaware.org.
Indian Artifacts Show Indian Artifacts Show featuring the collection of well known Indian Artifacts collector Terry Crannell will be held on Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Federalsburg Museum located at 100 Covey-Williams Alley, Federalsburg, Md. A donation of $3 per person is requested.
Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic Homeless Cat Helpers Low Cost Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic will be held on Friday, Aug. 3 and 17 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 will be accepted. To register, and for more information, visit www.HomelessCatHelpers.org Friday, July 13th special for black cats - solid-black cats will be $25 for spay/neuter. Cats that are almost entirely black will be $35 for spay/neuter. Email your requests now. After each clinic fills up, we will do our best to honor the discounts at subsequent clinics.
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.
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.
9-12 Delaware Patriots Both Kent and Sussex 9-12 DE Patriots meetings have been cancelled for July.
Democrats monthly meeting The Sussex County 35th and 39th Regional Districts Democrats monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m. at 215 High Street in Seaford, in the Linda Vista Community Room.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Overeaters Anonymous 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.
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.