Montessori School info session An information session about Sussex Montessori School, a free, public elementary charter school expected to open in Seaford, will be held at Seaford Pizza King on Tuesday, Aug. 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The 45-minute presentation, which will begin at 6, will provide an overview about the school and progress updates. Immediately following the presentation, there will be an opportunity for parents and community members to ask questions and learn how to get involved.
Fall for Art fundraiser Come and enjoy a relaxing and fun afternoon in the park during Fall for Art, a fundraiser to benefit the Nanticoke River Arts Council and Gallery 107 in Seaford, on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Trap Pond State Park in the Baldcypress Nature Center, Laurel. Cost is $50 per ticket and includes one drink, dinner with a variety of desserts, live entertainment by Keith Mack, a silent auction and display and sale of members' artwork. Tickets are on sale at Gallery 107, 324 High St., Seaford. For more information, call Tammy Kearney at 302-629-2829 or Christina Darby at 302-629-4321.
Quarter auction Just Fishin' Bass Club will present its Third Annual Quarter Auction on Sunday, Aug. 19 at the Elks Lodge, located at 8846 Elks Road in Seaford. Doors open at 1 p.m. and the auction begins at 2 p.m. The entry fee is $5, which includes one paddle and addition paddles are available for $3. There will also be refreshments, a 50/50 raffle, a bake sale, and door prizes. If you have questions or would like to donate an item, contact Cheryl at 302-359-5307 or Phil at 302-228-9594.
All-you-can-eat Crab Feast The Seaford Elks Lodge #2458, 8846 Elks Lodge Rd., will host an all-you-can-eat crab feast Saturday, Sept. 15, 1-4 p.m. or until crabs are gone. Tickets are $35 each. Enjoy steamed crabs, corn on the cob, hush puppies and hot dogs. Free draft beer for ages 21 and up. Canned sodas and bottled water will be available. Advance ticket sales are encouraged. Call Dawn Eskridge 302-542-6579, June West 302-381-1841 or the lodge 302-629-2458.
Caregiver Support Group Anyone caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or some other form of dementia is welcome to attend the Caregiver Support Group at the Manor House in Seaford. The Rev. Paul Rosa, Manor House chaplain, is the group facilitator. The group meets on the third Tuesday of each month. The next meeting is Aug. 21 at 6 p.m.
Harvest Moon Party Celebrate fall at Hooper's Landing in Seaford on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 4-9 p.m. for the Nanticoke Senior Center's Harvest Moon Party, its largest fundraising event. Enjoy a full buffet, cash bar and bid on Chinese and silent auction items. Dance the night away to the seven piece high energy dance band Chasin' Time. Other activities include a putting contest - $5, 5-7 p.m. and a corn hole tournament - $20 per team, 75 percent payout, registration at 4:30 and a 5 p.m. start. Tickets are $50 per person or $95 per couple and can be purchased at the Nanticoke Senior Center located at Hooper's Landing, 1001 W. Locust St., Seaford, or online at nanticokeseniorcenter.com. For more information, call the center at 302-629-4939. All proceeds benefit the programs and services provided by the Nanticoke Senior Center. The center provides a lunch program, socialization, local and extended trips, and a homebound meal program.
Smithsonian 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.
Annual Trap Pond Fall Festival CHEER's Annual Trap Pond Fall Festival will be held on Friday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Trap Pond State Park, south of Route 24, east of Laurel. The traditional fried chicken dinner with all the trimmings will be served at noon. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Sky Brady and others. There will be vendors representing services for seniors, raffles, and door prizes. The popular Celebrity Jail will return. Pontoon boat rides are available for a fee, and advance registration is required at your local CHEER center. There will also be a guided nature walk through the park. Admission to the park is free that day. Tickets are $6 for seniors and $8 for those under the age of 60. Tickets are available at all CHEER activity centers or at the festival entrance the day of the event. Proceeds will benefit CHEER's Cooking for Sussex Seniors Capital Campaign. For more information, call Florence Mason at 302-515-3045 or Robin Greene at 302-515-3063.
LWVSC Candidates Forum The League of Women Voters of Sussex County will hold a Candidates Forum for the Senate District 21 Race on Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Laurel Library. Bryant L. Richardson and Robert C. Wheatley will attend. There will be a public question and answer session moderated by the LWVSC. For updates, visit www.sussexlwv.org.
BBQ Chicken Bethany Community Church, located at 28015 Kaye Rd. and Rt. 9 in Laurel, will sell BBQ chicken dinners on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinners are $7 each.
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 in Laurel. Rain date is Saturday, Aug. 25. There will be free filled backpacks, music, food, games and prizes. Parents must accompany children and students must be present to receive backpacks. Parents must supervise children at all times. Vendors are welcome and should RSVP by Friday, Aug. 3 to participate. For more information, contact Joyce Sessoms at 302-384-9904.
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.
Car and Truck Show A Labor Day Car and Truck Show will be held at the First Baptist Church, 501 Bi-State Blvd., Delmar, on Monday, Sept. 3. Registration is from 9 to 11 a.m. First 50 receive dash plaques. Top 30 trophies. Entry fee is $10. Trophies will be presented at 12:30 p.m. Food will be available. For more information, contact Russell Smart at 302-846-2253.
Mt. Nebo UMC Sub Sale Mt. Nebo UMC Fellowship Hall, 4513 White Deer Rd., Delmar, Del., will hold a Sub Sale on Friday, Aug. 24. Choice of cold cut or turkey for a donation of $8. To pre-order, contact Rosamae Smith Frazier at 302-846-2363, Sylvania Peters Jackson at 302-877-0408 or Vanessa Moore at 302-887-0702.
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 Cooling station - The Bridgeville Library is a cooling station during our normal business hours which are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. New hours - Beginning Saturday, Sept. 1, the library will have new operating hours. They are: Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Sundays, closed. Library closed - The Bridgeville Library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3, for Labor Day. Adult Craft Night - Join us for fun and friendship on Friday, Aug. 24 from 6-8 p.m. as we create a scrapbook paper wreath. All materials will be provided, however, we encourage you to bring your favorite scrapbook paper if you already have some you would like to use. Light refreshments will be available. Registration is required by Wednesday, Aug. 22. Contact the circulation desk at 302-337-7401, ext. 101 to sign up
Crab and Fish Feast A Crab and Fish Feast will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church in Bridgeville. The event is sponsored by the Atmosphere of Praise Choir. The feast will consist of crabs, fish, corn on the cob, shrimp salad, cole slaw, tomatoes, bread, soda, water and desserts. Cost is $35 for adults, $17.50 for ages 5-12. The deadline to purchase tickets is Sept. 15. No tickets will be sold at the door. For information and tickets, call Pat at 302-337-8198 or Ginger at 302-629-9799
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.
VFW essay contest forms available Forms for the 2018-2019 Patriot's Pen Essay Writing Contest and the 2018-2019 Voice of Democracy Patriotic Audio Essay Competition are now available from the Greenwood Memorial VFW Auxiliary Post 7478. Entry deadline is Oct. 31. All submitted entries begin at the local VFW level with a potential of ending at the national level where thousands of dollars in scholarship money is available. The theme for this year's Patriot's Pen Contest is "Why I Honor the American Flag." This contest is open to sixth, seventh, and eighth graders in public, private, or parochial schools in the U.S., its territories or its possessions. Home-schooled students are also eligible. The theme for this year's Voice of Democracy Competition is "Why My Vote Matters." Entrants must be in grades 9-12 with the same eligibility requirements. The brochure contains all of the rules and requirements that must be followed, including contest descriptions, judging criteria, and official entry forms. Brochures are available through the Greenwood Library and by contacting Secretary Dr. Michaele Russell at 302-349-4220.
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.
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.
Designer Purse Bingo Reserve your tickets for the Fall Fling Designer Purse Bingo to benefit the Federalsburg Historical Society on Sunday, Sept. 23 at the Federalsburg Volunteer Fire Company. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., games begin at 1 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance. Purchase one of the first 100 tickets and be entered into a special drawing. Tickets may be purchased by PayPal or by calling Mary at 410-829-1225 or Judi at 410-714-0588.
Military Honor Day on 9-11 In honor of those who died in the 9-11 terrorist attack, CHEER will host a Military Honor Day on Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to educate the public about U.S. armed forces. The event will be held at the Warren L. and Charles C. Allen, Jr. CHEER Community Center in Georgetown. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend. Students from area schools are invited to attend and visit the displays highlighting historical military events in American history. Students will have the opportunity to meet veterans of American wars and conflicts who will share their experiences. There will also be a special memorial service for the men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice to ensure our freedom. For information, call Walt Koopman at 302-945-7122.
CHEER plans Frontier Festival The second annual CHEER Frontier Festival will be held on Friday, Sept. 28 at the CHEER Community Center in Georgetown from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. Catered to the 50+ population who remembers the half-hour western television shows on Saturday mornings in the late 1960s, the day will feature entertainment, food, health vendors, and fun. Returning by popular demand will be the Karson Family of Ocean City's Frontier Town - Shane, Julie, and Clay, who will amaze the audience with their western feats and skills. Other entertainment includes carriage rides, guitar music, singers, and a ventriloquist. Numerous healthcare educators and professionals will be available to answer your questions. Come dressed in your western attire. Admission is free. Lunch is available by ticket only for the first 500 pre-registered attendees. Lunch is free to all pre-registered CHEER members and $5 for all others. For tickets, contact your local CHEER activity center. For information about the Frontier Festival, call 302-515-3044.
JMB Class of '67 event A Meet and Greet for James M. Bennett High School's Class of '67 will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 5 to 9 p.m., at Brew River, 502 W. Main St., Salisbury. RSVP to Jim Landing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read Aloud Delaware Read Aloud Delaware seeks volunteers who love to read to children. Volunteers usually read one to two hours per week in local child care centers or elementary schools. Sign up online at www.readalouddelaware.org or call 302-856-2527 for more information.
Sewing classes Sign up for sewing classes at Butler's 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. Butler's also teaches quilting classes.
Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic Homeless Cat Helpers Low Cost Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic will be held on Friday, Aug. 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 Email your requests now. After each clinic fills up, we will do our best to honor the discounts at subsequent clinics.
35th District Democrats meeting Sussex County 35th Regional District Democrats monthly meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at Jimmy's Grille in Bridgeville. New 35th residents are welcome to attend.
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 more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687, John Kisser at 629-6083 or Peter Singleton at 745-5316.
Widowed Persons The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting at noon on Tuesday, Aug 21 at Stargate Diner in Seaford. Widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.
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.
Corvette Club new meeting place The Beachcombers Corvette Club of Southern Delaware meets the first Thursday of each month. Join us at our new location, Mulligan's Pointe, 22426 Sussex Pines Rd., Georgetown (formerly Sussex Pines Country Club). Dinner is at 6 p.m. and the meeting is at 7. For more information, visit www.beachcomberscorvetteclub.org or call Dennis at 302-228-4443.
9-12 Delaware Patriots Both Kent and Sussex 9-12 DE Patriots meetings have been cancelled for July.
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.
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 yourcreative 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alzheimer's support 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 - 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.
Trip to Foxwoods Casino Trip to Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut, Oct. 17-19. Cost is $329 per person/doubles. Stay in the casino at the Great Cedar Hotel. Included are cash bonuses and buffet coupons for both casinos. Midafternoon the second day will be a trip to the Mohegan Sun casino where you will receive a cash bonus and a voucher for your buffet dinner before returning to Foxwoods for the rest of the evening. There are six different casinos in this complex plus 75 Tanger Outlet stores in the Grand Pequot Casino and the Fox Towers. If you enjoy walking you can walk the skywalk or take the free shuttle bus over. Ask about a free coupon booklet with your AAA card or AARP member card. For more information or to sign up for this trip, call Rose at 302-629-7180.
Vermont and New Hampshire trip Seaford WPS is sponsoring a five day motor coach trip to Vermont and New Hampshire Oct. 14-18. The trip includes four nights lodging, four breakfasts, lunch at the Trapp Family Lodge, three dinners including dinner aboard Winnipesaukee Railroad, two welcome receptions, entertainment, ice cream factory tour, cruise on Squam Lake, gondola ride, Stowe Village, Moultonboro Country Store, Quechee Gorge, and more. The cost is $875 and includes all gratuities. For additional information, contact Fran at 629-4416.
Cruise to Bermuda The Acorn Club of Seaford is sponsoring a cruise on the "Celebrity Summit" to Bermuda from May 19-26, 2019. The trip is all-inclusive, including coach transportation from Seaford to the cruise terminal in Bayonne, N.J. All meals, tips, and transport of baggage is included as well as a $300 shipboard credit. All travelers must have a valid U.S. passport. For more information, contact Carolyn Griffith at 302-629-4471.