Ladies Auxiliary meeting The Ladies Auxiliary of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department, Inc will hold its February meeting on Monday, Feb. 26 at 6:30 pm. It will be a dinner meeting celebrating the 83rd birthday of the auxiliary in the Banquet Hall upstairs. 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 email@example.com
Chicken and dumpling dinner Weather permitting, the ladies of Woodland United Methodist Church, 5123 Woodland Church Rd., Seaford, will serve a chicken and dumpling dinner at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb 17.Doors open at 5:30. Cost is $10; children ages 6-12, $5; ages 5 and under, free. Woodland Church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry house. No carry-outs. For more information, call 629-5404 or 629-4662.
Annual Bluejay Pageant The 2018 Seaford High School Bluejay Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 2, in the Madden Auditorium at Seaford High School.Eleven high school students will compete for the title of Mr. Seaford High and Miss Seaford Bluejay. This years event will feature a variety of musical acts including solos, duets, instrumental selections, dance, poetry, performances by the high school NJROTC, the SHS Gospel Choir and a special selection by the SHS All-State Choir. The night showcases the talent of the entire school. The event is sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA). Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for students. Children under 10 are free. Tickets will be available on the night of the event in the main lobby. All proceeds benefit the scholarship fund of the SGA.
Seaford Chapter of Widowed Persons Service The Seaford chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. Widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.
Saving the Monarch Butterfly Join Mike McFarlin who has single-handedly raised hundreds of monarchs each summer in an attempt to repopulate Delawares monarch population during a presentation at the Seaford Library on Monday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. This is the first presentation of the 2018 Reclaim Our River-Nanticoke (ROR Nanticoke) program. Come learn about this majestic butterflys migration routes, raising monarchs from eggs, feeding and, ultimately, releasing the developed butterfly. Free milkweed seeds while supplies last. Come early to visit information tables. For more information, contact Alice Mohrman at 422-0847 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Philip Miller at 739-9939 or Philip.email@example.com.
Bingo Night The Seaford Kiwanis Clubs annual Bingo Night will be held on Saturday, March 10, at the Seaford Moose Lodge, 22759 Bridgeville Hwy. (old Rt. 13N), Seaford. Prizes include Longaberger, Vera Bradley handbags and Wusthof Knives. There will also be a silent auction, raffle prizes, and many door prizes. Refreshments will be available. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7. Tickets, which are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, are available at Soil Service (629-7054), or from any Kiwanis member. For more information, call 542-6245. Participants must be 18 to play.
Free tax returns The AARP Tax-Aide program will be preparing free tax returns at the Seaford Elks Club for the 2017 tax season. IRS certified counselors will be available to prepare returns starting Feb. 7, and every Wednesday until April 4. Appointments are required and can be made by calling Pat James at 245-2320. Taxpayers are required to show a government issued photo ID plus their social security card(s). Please bring your 2017 tax information and your 2016 tax return.
Seaford Gallery 107 classes The following classes are scheduled for February 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 on Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Classes are conducted around the corner at 105 Pine St. Special classes: Saturday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10-14, $40, includes supplies and light lunch. Call Karen at 302-236-7226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Ongoing classes: Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.
Nostalgia Night In celebration of Black History Month, Laurel Historical Society presents Nostalgia Night on Tuesday, Feb. 20 starting at 6:30 p.m. hosted by MT Pisgah AME Church located at 315 Townsend Street in Laurel. Bring your photos, documents, memories, stories and memorabilia. Please join us on Feb. 20 for an evening of informal conversation as we explore Laurels past together. Lite refreshments will be served.
Little Miss, Miss Laurel Pageant The Laurel Lioness Club will present the Little Miss and Miss Laurel Pageant 2018 on Thursday, March 29 at Laurel Middle School. Contestant applications are now available for the pageant until March 8, at Laurel Town Hall, 201 Mechanic St., Laurel, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. All applicants must reside in the Laurel School District. The Little Miss Laurel pageant is open to girls from age 4 through first grade. The Miss Laurel pageant is open to girls who are high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Applications must be returned to the Laurel Lioness representative on March 8, between the hours of 4-7 p.m., at the Lions Headquarters, 311 S. Central Ave., Laurel. Only the first 15 Little Miss applications and the first 12 Miss Laurel applications will be accepted. For more information, call 858-8500.
Sock Hop to benefit Code Purple A Sock Hop at the Grill fundraiser to support Code Purple of Sussex County will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Laurel Grill, located in the food court of the Laurel Junction Flea Market complex. The event will feature a 1950s diner theme with 50s and 60s rock n roll music, dance contests, trivia contests and other games. The event will also include a D.J. and performances by Tony Windsor. Sponsored by Love, Inc., Code Purple provides emergency shelter to aid the homeless on cold winter nights when temperatures drop below 32-degrees. The mission of Code Purple is to offer shelter to those with no home by utilizing the local churches, their sanctuaries, time, talent, and support to save lives during cold weather in Sussex County and to offer hope for a future to the least of these. Tickets for the charity Sock Hop are $22 each and include a food voucher. Tickets are not available at the door but are available at the Laurel Grill and by calling 875-5906.
Laurel Garden Club Meeting The Laurel Garden Club will hold a meeting, Garden Smart/Garden Easy, a workshop on accessible gardening, at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Laurel Public Library. Learn which tools and techniques are available for the gardener as we age or develop mobility issues. Make gardening enjoyable again. For more information, call Linda at 629-6205.
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.
Oyster Sandwich Fry Members of Hope Masonic Lodge #4, 102 W. Sixth St., Delmar, will hold their monthly oyster sandwich fry on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 11 a.m. Fried oyster, crab, and soft crab sandwiches as well as cream of crab soup will be available. Members of Delmar Adah Chapter #5 will sell desserts
Beef & Dumpling Dinner The Ladies Auxiliary of the Delmar Volunteer Fire Department will host their semi-annual Beef & Dumpling Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 3 to 6:30 p.m.Tickets are $14 for adults and $7 for children ages 12 and under. Advance tickets are requested, but if available, tickets will also be sold at the door.For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 410-896-3280, 443-359-5767, 443-493-3153 or contact any auxiliary member.
Beef N Dumpling dinner at Delmar VFW A.U.C.E Beef N Dumpling dinner benefiting the Youth Summer Reading Program and sponsored by The Friends of the Laurel Library will be held at the Delmar VFW from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday Feb. 25. Carry outs available.
Entertainment by the Humanaires Tickets are $15, children 6 and under are free and may be purchased at the Laurel Library or from any member of the Laurel Friends.
Bridgeville Library AARP Tax Appointments - Every Wednesday from Feb. 7 thru April 11 - AARP Tax appointments will be available from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., appointments are required. Items you must bring to your appointment are 2016 tax return(s), Social Security Card for anyone on the 2017 tax return and valid picture ID; all signers must be present. Call the circulation desk at 337-7401, ext. 101 to schedule your appointment. Love Your Library! - We LOVE our patrons! Join us at the library anytime from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, for crafts, cookies, cocoa, and snacks. Come on out and show us how much you LOVE your library! Family Pajama Party - Join us on Thursday, Feb. 22 from 6-8 p.m. for a snuggly family read. Put on your warm pajamas, and stop by the library for a nighttime snack and bedtime story. We will have guest readers, read-aloud stories to share, light snacks and refreshments. Dont forget your favorite bedtime slippers for our Fuzzy Slipper Parade.
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.
DIY organic bath products class Craft your own organic bath products with expert instruction from Licensed Esthetician/Skin Therapist and Mosaic Skin & Body owner Loretta Pierce. Participants will learn about natural organic bath products and essential oils. The products range from body scrubs to bath bombs and everything in between. Bring your friends and create your own spa on Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 6-8 p.m. at the Caroline County Public Librarys North County Branch in Greensboro, Md. For more information or to register, call the library at 410-482-2173. You may also register online at www.carolib.org/register.
Lions Club Fundraiser The Millsboro Lions Club will hold a fundraiser on Tuesday, Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. until close, at the Ocean Grill, Shoppes of Long Neck, 32564 Long Neck Rd., Millsboro.Ocean Grill will donate 20 percent of the days sales to the Millsboro Lions Club for their sight program.
Ruritan Breakfast Buffet The Ruritan will resume its monthly breakfast buffet on the last Sunday of the month at the Galestown Community Center, 5538 Schoolhouse Rd., Galestown, Md. The breakfast will be held from 7 to 10 a.m. on the following Sundays: Feb. 25, March 25, April 29 and May 27 - weather permitting. The menu includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, creamed chipped beef, biscuits and sticky buns.
CHEER Spring Craft Show CHEER, Inc. will host its annual Spring Craft and Hobby Show on Saturday, March 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Warren L. and Charles C. Allen, Jr. CHEER Community Center on Sand Hill Road, east of Georgetown.
The show is free and open to the public. Merchandise ranges from books, baseball cards, toys, woodworking and t-shirts to leather goods, magazines, antiques, military memorabilia, jewelry, and much more. Vendors who wish to participate may contact Florence Mason at 302-515-3045 or email@example.com for more information. Eight-foot tables are $35 for those selling items and $30 for people who only want to showcase their hobby. Additional tables are available at $10 each, electrical outlet use is $5 extra.
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.
Delaware Diamonds There will be a dinner and auction to benefit the Delaware Diamonds Fastpitch softball team on March 3. The dinner starts at 6 p.m and the live auction starts at 7. This will be held at the Ellendale Volunteer Fire Department. The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under. Contact Jacob Boothe at 302 -245-9735 for tic Imagination Library donation.
Imagination Library donation The Caroline County Public Library has partnered with Dolly Partons Imagination Library to provide a specially selected book each month for a preschool child until their fifth birthday. A tax-deductible gift of $25 will provide a high quality, age-appropriate book each month for one year, mailed directly to a Caroline County childs home. Stop by the Caroline County Public Library, pick an Imagination Library train from the tree, and share the joy of reading.
Senior Social Lunch Bunch Social seniors of the Lunch Bunch meet at 11:30 a.m. each Thursday for lunch. On Thursday, Feb. 15, the group will gather at Stargate Restaurant, Rt. 13, Seaford, All seniors are welcome.For more information, call Regina at 280-6199.
NARFE meeting NARFE, National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Western Sussex Chapter 1992, will meet at noon on Monday, Feb. 19, at Pizza King, 300 W. Stein Hwy., Seaford. Jan Tabaka, M&T Bank loan officer, will discuss reverse mortgages.
Democrats Monthly Meeting Sussex County 35th & 39th Regional Districts Democrats monthly meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 215 High St., Linda Vista Community Room, Seaford. Guest speaker will be Dennis Williams, candidate for state auditor.
Lunch Bunch Social seniors of the Lunch Bunch meet at 11:30 a.m. each Thursday for lunch.On Thursday, Feb. 22, the group will gather at Millsboro Pizza Palace, Rt. 113S, Millsboro. All seniors are welcome. For more information, call Regina at 280-6199.
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, 20520 Sand Hill Rd., Georgetown. New members are always welcome. For details, stop in and visit or call Diane at302-228-0235.
Overeaters Anonymous Overeaters Anonymous, a fellowship of individuals who meet to support each other and and their issues with food, meet Thursday evenings at Milford Memorial Hospital in the Grier Building room 207, from 5:30-6:30. Call Carol at 302-245-3766 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.
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.
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.
Self-paced computer training Learn basic and intermediate computer and information processing skills using computer assisted tutorials. Topics include computer basics, Microsoft Office, Internet search applications, email and more. A facilitator is available to get you started and answer questions. Prior computer experience is helpful but not required. Sessions are held Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m., in the Nason Room at the Seaford District Library. Call the Seaford Library at 629-2524 to reserve a seat. Walk-ins are also welcome.
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.
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.
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.
Explore your ancestry with SCGS The Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS), an organization dedicated to promoting genealogy and education to encourage and instruct in genealogical research, can help you search your ancestry. SCGS holds monthly membership meetings from September to May that feature informative presentations. General meetings take place on the third Saturday of each month at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Visitors are welcome. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org.
Sussex County Marines Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at the VFW Virgil Wilson Post 4961, Middleford Road, Seaford.
Christian Writers Fellowship Vine and Vessels Christian Writers Fellowship offers support, networking andopportunities to aspiring writers and poets. If you possessa God-given talent and a passionate desirefor writing, this group is for you. Seize thisopportunity 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.
Altzheimers support Milton Senior Center located at 24855 Broadkill Road hosts an Alzheimers 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. Jamie Magee, Program Coordinator for the Association, will attend the meeting on Feb. 8 at 1 p.m.to talk about dementia. 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 Alzheimers 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.
Corvette Club meeting The Beachcombers Corvette Club of Southern Delaware meets the first Thursday of each month atthe CHEER Center, 20520 Sand Hill Rd., Georgetown.
9-12 Delaware Patriots The 9-12 Delaware Patriots meetings are taking place. Kent County meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month. Sussex County meetings are held the second Thursday of each month.
Bus trip to flower show The CHEER Travel Club will sponsor a bus trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show on Monday, March 5. The Flower Show attracts thousands of visitors annually to the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This years theme is Wonders of Water. Expect lots of fountains, ponds, rain gardens, and other water features. The show will showcase the extraordinary plants, creativity and talent of this regions top horticulturists and designers along with award-winning landscape and floral designers. The bus will depart at 8 a.m. on March 5 from the Warren L. and Charles C. Allen, Jr. CHEER Community Center at the corner of Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road, east of Georgetown. It will return at approximately 6 p.m. Cost is $55 per person. Lunch is on your own. The public is invited to enjoy this venture. To make your reservation, call Robin Greene at 515-3063.
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.