Bingo at the Elks Lodge Bingo at the Seaford Elks Lodge is held every Wednesday night. Doors open at 5:30 and play begins at 7. Cash prizes up to the maximum allowed by law.
Gallery 107 art classes Seaford Gallery 107, 324 High St., Seaford, will hold the following classes in July. For more information, visit nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. Classes are conducted around the corner at 105 Pine St. The Gallery is open 1-5 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Special classes Workshop the week of July 11, held daily, 9 a.m. to noon - Create four abstract projects, including learning how to create a wire tree, a textured background on canvas, a geometrical abstract painting, and a non-objective abstract painting. Cost is $100, all supplies are provided. Instructor is Joe Owens. Contact the gallery or the instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Children's classes Call Karen Owens at 628-8656 about any upcoming classes in July and August. Ongoing classes Open Studio Time - Mondays except for July 11, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Open studio time for artists of all media who wish to work in a group setting. The open studio is available for ages 16 and older who like to paint with others. No instruction will be available although you can learn more in a group setting. Cost is $5. Canvas and Coffee - Fridays (except July 15), 10 a.m. to noon - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.
1st Saturday in Seaford 1st Saturday in Seaford is July 2 from noon to 5 p.m. at the old Burton Bros. Hardware lot on the corner of High & Spring streets. Enjoy live music by The Runner-Ups, food trucks - Backyard Louie's BBQ, Vittles, Carl's Gourmet Hots, a local winery and craft brewery, fresh produce, craft vendors, and more. 1st Saturday in Seaford is sponsored by Seaford Tomorrow. Additional dates include Aug. 6, Sept. 3, Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/1stSaturdaySeaford.
Gala, new exhibit The Seaford Historical Society Gala 2016 will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 4-9 p.m. at the Ross Plantation. Activities include a cash bar, mansion tours, games, live auction and dancing with music provided by Imagine. Cost is $65 per person. Doors open at 4 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 For reservations, contact the administrative office at 628-9828 or email@example.com. The Seaford Museum's new exhibit, HDR (High Dynamic Range) Photography of Gene Bleile, is open June 23 through Sept. 10. Museum hours are Thursday through Sunday, 1-4 p.m. and the museum is located at 203 High St. For more information, contact the administrative office.
Boat parade for Riverfest This year's boat parade for Nanticoke Riverfest is Friday night, July 8. All boats - canoes, kayaks, rowboats, powerboats, etc. - are welcome to participate. Register by contacting Tom McGean at firstname.lastname@example.org. The group will meet at the Webb Picnic Pavilion at the Nanticoke River Marine Park in Blades at 6:30 p.m. for a captain's meeting and then set sail. The parade will be at the Riverwalk at 7:30 p.m. to wave and greet viewers. From there, it will go under the bridge, turn around, go back under the bridge, and make its way back to the marina. Music at the main stage starts at 8:30 p.m., which gives participants and viewers time to enjoy an evening of music after the parade.
Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta The 3rd Annual Nanticoke River Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6 from noon to 3 p.m. at Nanticoke River Public Marine Park, Blades, as part of the Reclaim Our River, Nanticoke Series. The Regatta is open to individuals, schools, youth groups, businesses, groups of friends, government and non-profit organizations who want to build a boat and race using only recycled corrugated cardboard. For more information, contact Matt at 302-422-0847, ext. 102 or email@example.com. You may also visit delawarewatersheds.org.
Smith designs on display For a limited time, the Laurel Historical Society will display original designs of Nancy Smith, an Italian immigrant who moved to America in 1921, finally settling in Laurel in 1941 with her husband James Lee Smith, a Merchant Marine from Portsville. Nancy launched her sewing business to care for her two small children following the death of her husband in 1958 when he was lost at sea. Nancy's business thrived for four decades. Known throughout the Delmarva Peninsula for her stylish sewing and creativity, Nancy will be remembered mostly for the nearly 200 wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses she fashioned from pictures. She especially liked working with brides because "they're so radiant - and I can give them some motherly advice and a few Italian recipes." These designs may be viewed the first Sunday of each month from 1-4 p.m. at the Laurel Heritage Museum, 215 Mechanic St., Laurel.
Monthly Oyster Sandwich Sale Odd Fellows of Laurel Charity Lodge will have their monthly oyster sandwich sale on Saturday, July 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until sold out. Hot dogs and hamburgers will also be available. Martha Rebekah Lodge 21 will sell their homemade ice cream, baked goods and refreshments at the lodge which is located at 319 S. Poplar St. Eat-in or carry-out. Delivery available to businesses.
Summer concerts at Trap Pond Trap Pond State Park in Laurel will host the following summer concerts on Saturdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. through Sept. 3. July 2 - The Shakers (rock and roll/funky blues) July 9 - New Direction Band (classic rock/country) July 16 - Three Sheets Acoustic Trio (party rock/"kings of request") July 23 - Zodiac Jack (country/rock/pop) and Nadjah Nicole - from "The Voice" (pop/singer-songwriter) Aug. 6 - Smooth Sound Dance Band (swing band) Sept. 3 - The Reminders - Americana/blues/country/gospel
Mega Sports Camp Join us for a free Mega Sports Camp at Central Worship Center, 14545 Sycamore Rd., Laurel, July 18-22 from 9 a.m. to noon. Kids entering kindergarten through fifth grade will enjoy soccer, basketball, volleyball, flag football and cheerleading. The camp includes quality sports training, a t-shirt (while supplies last), snacks and fun activities. Register online at cwcmsc2016.eventbrite.com. For more information, call 875-7995.
Annual Father Daughter Dance The 3rd Annual Father Daughter Dance, Butterfly Kisses, will be held at the Delmar Fire Department on Saturday, July 9 from 2-5 p.m. Dads, grandpas, uncles, etc. are all welcome. Cost is $17 in advance and $20 at the door. Princesses of all ages get in free. Checks should be sent and made payable to Delmar Pop Warner, 11398 E. Snake Rd., Delmar, DE 19940. In addition to dancing, there will be light refreshments, door prizes and a professional photographer.
Old Bridgeville Fire House open The Bridgeville Historical Society museum, The Old Bridgeville Fire House on 102 William St., next to Cahall Park, will be open on Sunday, July 3, from noon to 3 p.m. Learn more about the history of northwestern Sussex County. Free admission and free parking.
Bridgeville Library The Bridgeville Library will be closed on Monday, July 4, for Independence Day. For more information, contact the library at 337-7401.
Art classes offered From the Studio in Bridgeville offers the following art classes: Art, Food and Friends - The third Tuesday of each month from 6:30-9 p.m. at Cafe Tamburelli's in Greenwood. Enjoy great food and an evening of art. Every month will feature different projects. Sign up at Café Tamburelli's or call 228-7859. Creative Weekly Art Classes - Offered Mondays, 1-3 p.m. or 3-5 p.m., year-round. We will use a multitude of mediums, styles and techniques to complete projects such as drawing, painting, mixed media, 3D projects and crafts. For ages 6+. Adult Art Classes - Offered the first Friday of the month from 6-8 p.m. In these classes, adults can focus on specific art techniques or complete interest based projects. Other classes and times are available upon request. Find new events on www.facebook.com/fromthestudios.
Bridgeville Red Hat Chapter looking for members The Red Hat Chapter in Bridgeville, "The Red Hat Roses," has less than 10 members and enjoys lunch and visiting nearby places together, forming friendships. If you are interested in an official Red Hat Chapter of the Red Hat Society, please feel free to contact Queen Alice of the Red Hat Roses at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-236-9601. The chapter is open for new members.
Greenwood Vol. Fire Co. Chicken BBQ The Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company Chicken BBQ is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Oct. 2, behind the fire hall. For more information, call 349-5241.
Annual Patriotic Book Drive As the 4th of July approaches, the VFW Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 at 2 Governors Ave., Greenwood, announces their annual Patriotic Book Drive for students attending five area schools. New hardbound books are being collected for use in school libraries for students in grades K-12. Since understanding our heritage honors our veterans, topics of interest include: all social studies categories in grades K-12, historical books, civics, biographies, U.S. and POW/MIA Flag books, patriotic subjects, voter information, good citizenship books, developing American values, and other appropriate Americana books. Patriotic books will be collected through Aug. 20. For more information, contact Dr. Michaele Russell, secretary, at 349-4220.
Dover AFB presentation On Saturday, July 2, at 10:30 a.m., Mike Leister, director of the Air Mobility Command (AMC) Museum in Dover, will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives in Dover about the early years of the Dover Air Force Base. The program is free to the public and will last about one hour. Reservations are not required. For more information, contact Tom Summers at 302-744-5047 or email@example.com.
Summer Reading fun at the library The summer fun continues with free programs at all three Caroline County Public Library locations.
For a list of programs, pick up a Summer Reading flier at the library, call 410-479-1343 or visit www.carolib.org. All programs are free.
- Kids get to join the fun when The Uncle Devin Show, whose mission is to convey universal principles of love through their live music experiences, presents "Journey through the Land of Percussion," on Thursday, July 7 at 11 a.m. at the North County Greensboro branch and again at 2 p.m. at the Federalsburg branch.
- The Bright Star Touring Theatre presents "Aesop's Fables" on Monday, July 11 at 11 a.m. at the Central Library in Denton. From The Fox and the Grapes to the The Lion and the Mouse, these animal-filled adventures focus on honesty, compassion, hard work and kindness.
- Kids age 5-8 and their caregivers are invited to get in the Olympic spirit with Library Olympics! Test your skills in a variety of events based on favorite nursery rhymes, fairy tales and books. This program will be offered at the Federalsburg branch on Wednesday, July 6 at 10:30 a.m. (call 410-754-8397 to register) and at the North County Greensboro branch on Thursday, July 14 at 10:30 a.m. (register at 410-482-2173).
MHS Class of '66 reunion The Millsboro High School Class of 1966 is planning a 50th anniversary reunion for the class and friends of the class. If you are interested in attending this gala event scheduled for July 9, contact Connie Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 934-9193. We are looking for addresses of former classmates who attended school with us as well as teachers and friends who attended at the same time.
Enjoy an old fashioned picnic Don't miss The Big Tent Event, a friends and family picnic hosted by Republicans for Sussex on Sunday, July 10 from 2-6 p.m. at 16-Mile Brewery in Georgetown.
Come out and enjoy an old fashioned picnic featuring grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, sides, chips, ice cream and cold drinks. While the children are busy with face painting, bubbles and games, adults can enjoy the camaraderie in fellowship as we listen to authentic "stump speeches" by our county's elected officials and candidates (tree stump included). Cost is $30 per adult and children under 12 are free. RSVP by July 1 to R4sussex@gmail.com or by calling 945-2586. Sponsorships are also available.
Lewes Antique Show & Sale 58th Lewes Antique Show & Sale, Bethel United Methodist Church, 129 W. 4th St., Lewes, July 14-15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and July 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5. Call 302-645-9426 or visit bethellewes.org for more information.
Master Gardeners Open House The Master Gardeners open house, A Day In The Garden, will be held on Saturday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the garden behind the County Extension Office, 16483 County Seat Hwy., Georgetown. Enjoy lovely gardens with many new features, attend mini-workshops, a plant sale and some special children's events. For questions, call 856-7303.
Cash Bingo On Sunday, July 24, the Federalsburg Historical Society is sponsoring a Cash Bingo at the VFW Post 5246 on Veterans Drive in Federalsburg, Md. Doors open at 1 p.m., bingo starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. There will be cash prizes, door prizes, hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks, and baked goods for sale. For more information, call Debbie at 443-786-2972 or Denise at 410-310-6573.
Vendors needed for car show CHEER will host its 6th Annual Classic Car, Truck & Bike Show on Saturday, Aug. 6, at the CHEER Community Center on Rt. 9, east of Georgetown. In addition to vehicles on display, the event will also have business displays, silent and live auctions, entertainment, a remote control model aircraft demonstration, and a craft show. A 10x10 space and a table to display informational materials is available for $30. Craft vendors are sought for outside of the Community Center along the entrance to the car show. Space and a table for craft vendors can be purchased for $35. Up to three additional tables can be rented for $10 each. Bring your own tent or rent one for $10. Set-up time for the craft show is 8-9:30 a.m. The car show will begin at 10 a.m. Pre-register for the craft show by July 30. For more information or an application, contact Florence Mason at 302-515-3045 or email@example.com.
Alumni Association offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trips for members, family and friends to see the Baltimore Orioles. Trips include: Saturday, Sept. 17 - Orioles vs. Florida Blue Rays Saturday, Oct. 1 - Orioles vs. New York Yankees For prices and reservations, contact Dot Wolfgang at 846-2366.
Bus trip to see comedy play The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motor coach trip to the Rainbow Comedy Playhouse in Paradise, Pa. to see the comedy play, Perfect Wedding, on Wednesday, Aug. 3. Cost is $65 per person and includes motor coach transportation, luncheon buffet, the play and all tips and gratuities. Open to the public. Payment is due upon sign up and checks are payable to the Greenwood CHEER Center. The bus departs Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 6 p.m. For more information and to register, call Site Manager Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.
AARP offers trips AARP #1276, Salisbury, is offering the following trips: Sept. 14 - Sight and Sound to see the show Samson. Show, bus, lunch, etc. included. Nov. 14-17 - Trip to Myrtle Beach. Three shows, lodging, meals, etc. included. For more information, call 410-543-8244.
Trip to Tennessee October 24-28, 2016, travel to Pigeon Forge, TN. Cost for 5 days-$660.00 pp/doubles, $800.00 single. Included are four deluxe breakfasts & four full course dinners. The Majestic Theater will help you wind down after your travel time the first day with dinner and entertainment featuring "The Soul of Motown." Next day experience a bus tour of the great Smoky Mountains with a step-on guide to answer all your questions and point out all the areas of interest as we travel. Keep an eye out for the black bears! There will be free time in Gatlinburg before heading off to the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Theater which will bring back memories of programs we all watched on TV. Your servers will participate in their rivalry along with the audience. End your evening with a show at the Smoky Mountain Opry featuring a talented group of singers, dancers, comedians, magicians, jugglers and musicians. Spend a day at Dollywood and end with a visit to Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner Show. A spectacular show that includes illusions, horsemaship and a four-course meal with lots of audience participation. Included is also tour of the Pigeon Forge Titanic Museum with a tour guide to answer your questions, and also a brunch in the "secret dining room." If you've never gone through one of these tours, you definitely don't want to miss this one. You'll come out feeling as though you have just walked through time past. We will also visit "The Island" where you can take a ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel. The evening will end with a Southern-style meal and entertainment at the Majestic Theatre featuring the Smith Family. For more information, contact Rose at 302-629-7180.
Delaware Tech offers escorted tours Delaware Technical Community College and Accent on Travel, in conjunction with Collette Vacations, present First Class Escorted Tours. A portion of the proceeds benefit Delaware Tech's Kids on Campus program by providing scholarship opportunities. Featured trips include: "Nashville and More," - December; "Hawaii Island Tour," - Feb. 2017; "Iceland," - Aug. 2017; "South America Land Tour," - Nov. 2017. To learn more about the full 2017 schedule featuring Hawaii, Iceland and South America, a presentation will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13 at Delaware Tech, Room 529, Carter Partnership Center, Georgetown. All Delaware Tech Travel Programs feature:
For more information, call Accent on Travel at 302-703-6154 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Round trip flights from Philadelphia (other city departures or air credit available)
- Round trip transfers to the airport from Delaware Tech
- Professional English-speaking guide while at the destinations
- Entrance fees and local guides for destination enrichment
- Educational, cultural, and fun experiences at the destination's first-class hotels with private baths
- Very inclusive packages - minimal extras not included
- Local pre-travel get-togethers with fellow travelers and a professional travel consultant
- Optional travel insurance
- Local registration appoints and document pickup at Accent on Travel for those unable to attend general meetings
Vets helping Vets meeting 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.
Substance Abuse Support Group A free Substance Abuse Education and Support Group will be held at Grace Baptist Church, Seaford, on Mondays at 7 p.m. Call 629-8434 to register. Everyone is welcome.
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.
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.
9-12 Delaware Patriots meetings The 9-12 Delaware Patriots meet twice monthly to discuss local, statewide and national issues, legislation, current events and upcoming elections. Elected officials, candidates and well known speakers/presenters are often in attendance. Meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month at Grotto's Pizza in Dover, and on the second Thursday of each month at Arena's in Milford. Both meetings begin at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join the stimulating and inspiring conversation. For more information, contact Karen Gritton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-381-6426.
Sea Purls meeting The Sea Purls Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown on the corner of Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road. The next meeting is Wednesday, July 6. Lunch is available. New members always welcome. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.
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.
Hub Club meetings The Harrington-Greenwood-Felton Centennial Rotary (Hub Club) meets every Wednesday at Rudy's Family Restaurant, U.S. 13, Harrington. On the first, second, fourth and fifth Wednesday, the meeting is from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. The third Wednesday will be an evening meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Everyone is invited; dinner is from the menu. For more information, contact Gwen at 302-331-6105 or email email@example.com.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary meeting The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the first Thursday 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.
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.
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.