Gallery 107 offers classes Canvas & Coffee - ongoing adult classes each Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. with Nancy LaPrad and Tammy Kearney. This unstructured class gives the opportunity to work on an existing painting and/or to obtain instruction in beginning one. Cost is $5 and registration is not required. For more information, call Tammy at 629-2829 or Nancy at 629-4356. John Schisler presents painting in the classical realism style. Students will learn the techniques of the Dutch Masters in this ongoing class on Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $55 for members and $65 for non-members. Call John at 448-0212 for information. Well known artist Kurt Plinke will be offering three watercolor workshops for both accomplished and beginning artists on Saturdays, July 7 and Aug. 11, from 1 to 5 p.m. A different watercolor painting will be worked on during each session. Plinke's artwork is varied, realistic, and detailed with an underlying theme of the natural world. Cost is $50 for members and $60 for non-members. Call the gallery at 628-2787 (ARTS) for more information. Children's Summer Art Camps - Week long art camps for ages 8 and up from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Cost is $80 for each camp and pre-registration is required. July 16-19 includes macrame', basic drawing, 3-D paper sculpture, and collages. Aug. 14-16 includes macrame', basic drawing, watercolors, and collages. Call the gallery for more information. The following classes are being offered at Gallery 107 in Seaford with award winning artist Rudelle Fay Hall. Children's Summer Art Camp - Ages 6 through 8 with award winning artist Rudelle Fay Hall beginning July 23 through July 26 from 10 a.m. to noon. A different project each day. Supplies included. Cost is $80 and pre-registration is required. The following classes by Rudelle can be started on any Thursday. Children's Basic Drawing Class - students will have step by step drawing lessons with instruction on perspective and composition. They will use a variety of mediums and encouraged to be creative. Famous artists and their techniques will be presented. Beginning in July, classes are held each Thursday for 4 weeks. Cost is $40, pre-registration and payment are required. All supplies included. Age 6-8 class is 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; age 9-11 is 3:30 to 4:30. Animation art cel painting - students will learn how to copy and create their own original art cels, with instruction on matting and framing to look like professional animation cels. All supplies furnished except for mat and frame. Classes are Thursdays from 2 to 3 p.m. for 4 weeks. Cost is $50 for non-members and $40 for members. Photoshop basics - learn the tools, how to draw, paint, find colors, make corrections, and more. Personal laptop optional; if brought, must be fully charged. Classes are Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. for 4 weeks. Cost is $40 for non-members and $32 for members. Photoshop Creativity Art Class - students will get instruction on various techniques to turn photos into art. Learn secrets to successful digital artwork. Personal laptop is optional; if brought must be fully charged. Classes are Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for 4 weeks. Cost is $48 for non-members and $40 for members. Hall is a multi-award winning artist whose work has been shown in southern California, New York City, Maryland and Delaware. For more information on classes, call 604-7961 or Gallery 107 at 628-2787.
Swim team holds fundraiser The Seaford Swimming Association (SSA) is holding an Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday, July 14 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Seaford Applebee's to benefit the SSA Dolphins Swim Team. Tickets are $5 for all you can eat pancakes, sausage and beverage. Tickets can be purchased from any swim team member or at the door.
Wednesday Night Bingo Wednesday Night Bingo is held weekly at the Seaford Elks Lodge, on Elks Lodge Road, Seaford. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 7. Food is available. Must be 18-years-old to play. Plenty of fun. For more information, call 629-2458.
Western Sussex Farmers' Market The Western Sussex Farmers' Market is open for its third season. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon. The market, which is located in the parking lot of the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford, is open Saturdays through Sept. 1. The market will feature locally grown (conventional and organic) vegetables, fruits and herbs. Exotic garlics, a wide variety of mushrooms such as portabellas, eggs, honey, baked goods, jams, jellies, cut flowers and plants will also be available. The Market Information Booth has a variety of informative materials on healthy eating including recipes. Chef George Turner will prepare healthy recipes using produce from the market plus answer questions on food preparation and food safety at various times during the season. For more information, contact President Linda Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org or Market Manager Ricky Robinson at email@example.com.
Seaford Library and Job Center All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- The Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Stroke Support Group meets at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center every third Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 629-6226.
- The Teen Summer Reading Program will have "Teen Dating and Relating" with Michael Forestieri on Thursday, July, 5, at 4 p.m. Learn how to snag that first date or make a relationship work.
- The Children's Summer Reading Program will have "Movie Mondays" at the library every Monday during the summer from 1 to 3 p.m. Bring your favorite pillow and enjoy the movie.
- The Children's Summer Reading Program will have "Late, Late Night at the Library" on Tuesday, July 10 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Come and join the fun during hours when the library is supposed to be closed. This is a special program for children ages 8 and up.
- The Children's Summer Reading Program will have "What are Dreams?" with Helen McCool on Wednesday, July 11, at 2 p.m. Mrs. McCool will explain what happens when we sleep and dream.
- The Teen Summer Reading Program will have "How to Draw Great Big Faces" with Paul Merklein on Thursday, July 12, at 4 p.m.
- The Children's Summer Reading Program will be having a "Teddy Bear Sleep-Over" for children ages 3 to 7 on Tuesday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m. Wear your p.j.'s and bring a stuffed animal that can sleep over and have adventures at the library.
- The Children's Summer Reading Program will be making Dream Catchers with Ms. Christina on Wednesday, July 18 at 2 p.m.
- The Teen Summer Reading Program will have "Teen Jobs Club" on Wednesday, July 18, at 4 p.m. This program will teach teens skills to land the job they want. This is a teen only program.
- The Teen Summer Reading Program will have a "NBA 2HK12 Tournament" Thursday, July 19, at 4 p.m. This is a teen only program.
- Saturday, July 20 is the last day for sign up for the Children's Summer Reading Program. Job Center For more information, visit www.lib.de.us/jobcenter or call the Seaford Job Center at 222-3618.
- The Job Center is offering an "Intermediate Microsoft Power Point Class" on Monday, July 9 at 5:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required.
- The Job Center is offering a "Resume Writing Workshop" on Tuesday, July 10 at 4:30 p.m.
- The Job Center is offering a "Basic Computer Literacy Course" on Wednesday, July 11 at 5:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required.
- The Job Center is offering a "Free College Financial Planning" on Thursday, July 12 at 6:15 p.m. This workshop will cover information on the FAFSA form and all other information you need to understand.
- The Job Center is offering an "Introduction to Microsoft Software Applications" on Wednesday, July 18 at 5:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required.
- The Job Center has "Adult Math Tutoring" Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only.
- The Job Center is having "Open Lab" on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 1 p.m.
- The Sussex County Jobs Club will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact Claudy Joinville at 569-4135 or Kyle Davis at 430-8714.
Summer cruise-ins begin Harley-Davidson of Seaford's summer cruise-ins begin Friday evening at the dealership. The cruise-ins are set for the last Friday of July and August and are sponsored by Nationwide Insurance, Fast Lane Biker Magazine, The Beach and BIG radio stations as well as WMDT TV-47 and CW3. The opening event will feature the band Anything Goes and runs from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Enchanted Forrest located next to the dealership. The event is open to all motorcyclists and cars are welcome. K&R Concessions will have food and the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department will sell beverages. The event is free to attend. Future cruise-ins will feature the band Freshly Squeezed. On July 27 the event will be a Toys For Tots Christmas In July event featuring the band Semiblind and DJ JoyStar. The final event will be Aug. 31, a full moon, and features the band Cherry Budd. For more information, visit www.hdofseaford.com, find Harley-Davidson of Seaford on Facebook or call 629-6161.
Honoring our heroes Grace Baptist Church on Atlanta road is postponing all Saturday morning veterans meetings from now until Saturday, September 7. We will resume our regular coffee and dessert gatherings at that time. It is our hopes that all veterans will take this opportunity to stop by and share your memories with us, giving us a more informed picture of how our military protects us. Once again, we thank each of you for your service to our country.
Stay & Play Parents As Teachers, Seaford Stay & Play is open to families with children birth through 60 months (prior to kindergarten entry) Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to noon, West Seaford Elementary. Families must pre-register. For details, contact Brenda Villa at 236-9870.
Preschool Story Time Come join Miss Cindy every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Laurel Public Library. Children and their caregivers will enjoy exploring books, music, games and crafts. For details, call 875-3184.
Tech Talk at the library The Laurel Public Library's own Tech Guy, Jack Hall, will be available to answer your questions every Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. and Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. For details, call 875-3184.
Summer Concerts at Trap Pond The Summer Concert Series at Trap Pond State Park continues to provide audiences with quality entertainment at a picturesque venue. The free concert series runs through Aug. 31, presents a diverse lineup of family-friendly performances every Friday night. The following free summer concerts will be held at Trap Pond on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. The park entry fee is in effect. July 6 - Rob E. Lutz, Elvis July 13 - Whirled Peas, American Roots July 20 - Bad Juju, Blues July 27 - No Stringz Attached, Rock Aug. 3 - Willow Brook, Pop Aug. 10 - Moe Stringz, Acoustic Rock Aug. 17 - Fossil Band, Country Aug. 24 - Angela Natrin, Acoustic Aug. 31 - Rusted Axle, Folk Trap Pond State Park is located at 33587 Baldcypress Lane in Laurel. For more information, visit www.destateparks.com/summer-concerts or call 875-5163.
LHS Class of '60 reunion The Laurel Class of 1960 will hold a Mini Luncheon Reunion on Saturday, July 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Georgia House in Laurel. This will be a casual affair. For more information, contact Janice Whaley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Relay for Life fundraiser Laureate Epsilon Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi sorority, is holding an ongoing fundraiser at Laurel Pizzaria to benefit Relay for Life. This event takes place on the third Tuesday of each month from 5 to 8 p.m. Pick up one of the flyers at the register upon entering the restaurant and then give it to the waitress with your bill at the end of the meal. Laureate Epsilon will automatically receive 10% of the check to benefit Relay for life. For more information, call 228-5800.
Men's Basketball Tournament A Men's Basketball Tournament in memory of Vera Polly Horsey-Hitchens will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 28 on Webb Avenue in Laurel (next to P.L. Dunbar Elementary School). There will be food, health vendors, and a book signing of local town author, Renata Brown.
For more information, visit www.dabigpicture.net or call Trevor Horsey at 519-1142.
Summer fun at the library The Delmar Public Library offers programs for children, teens, and adults throughout the summer. The Summer Reading Program for children, from birth through age 18, will continue through Aug. 9. Stop by and sign up to read today. Programs are offered free of charge. For more information about programs at the Delmar Public Library, visit the library or call 846-9894.
Free Family Concerts Every Thursday in July starting July 12, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Delmar Historical & Arts Society will present their 2nd annual Free Family Concert in State Street Park in Delmar. Bring your picnic and a blanket and enjoy an outdoor open air concert. Local artists will offer their creations for display and sale. Vendors wanted. Call Chris at 462-5011.
Club cars for sale The Delmarva Model Railroad Club, located at 103 S. State St., Delmar, is selling club cars for their non-profit organization. The car is an HO scale Maryland & Delaware 40-foot double door box car. It was custom built for the club by Athearn and it is ready to run with metal wheels and knuckle spring couplers. Two numbers are available: 1984 and 2011. Each car is $19 plus $6 for shipping and handling. Send check or money order (made payable to DMRRC) to DMRRC, P.O. Box 19, Delmar, DE 19940. You may also visit www.delmarvamodelrailroad.org for a copy of the order form.
Dinner Club The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center hosts a Dinner Club every Thursday night at 5 p.m. Cost is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. Join us for an evening of dinner, socialization, cards, indoor shuffleboard and bocce ball. The event is open to the public. Non-members should call 349-5237 for reservations.
School Supply Drive School may be out for the summer, but the projects to benefit schools are in full swing. Greenwood Memorial LAVFW Post 7478 is now engaging in their annual school supply drive to benefit students in the Woodbridge School District K - 12. Items needed are: backpacks, Germ-X hand sanitizer, paper towels, tissues, snack-size baggies and other assorted Ziploc baggies, paper plates, paper napkins and paper lunch bags, and Clorox sanitary wipes for the schools. Student needs include: graph paper, wide lined and college lined notebook paper, hard backed composition books, dividers, folders with pockets folders without pockets, 3 x 5 and 4 x 6 note cards, reinforcements, Crayola crayons, glue sticks, wooden rulers, erasers, #2 wooden pencils, colored pencils and markers, pens with blue, black and red ink, pencil boxes, handheld calculators, and child's scissors. Also accepted are cash donations made payable to: LAVFW #7478 earmarked "school supplies," and sent to: LAVFW #7478, P.O. Box 900, Greenwood, DE 19950. Donations are tax-deductible. The Ladies Auxiliary members can shop for you. The school supply drive will continue through Aug. 20, and be dropped off at 102 Maryland Ave. in Greenwood. Contact person for the event is Ladies Auxiliary Secretary Michaele Russell at 349-4220.
Greenwood Public Library In anticipation of the library's re-construction, programs are scheduled to be held at the Greenwood VFW Post 7874, located one block behind the library, on the corner of Mill Street and Governors Avenue. For more information about any of the programs, call Donna or Rebekah at 349-5309. Summer Reading Program - Every Thursday, children and teens of all ages are invited to "Dream Big: Read" during the summer months at the library. Stop by any day to sign up for a summer of great books and fun programs.
Bridgeville Public Library New hours - Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Genealogy Meeting - every third Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in meeting room or Genealogy Room
- Recent Reads - every third Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the meeting room. Join us for a literary conversation and a light luncheon.
- Storytime - in Children's Area - is taking a break for the summer and will resume in September.
Kiwanis Club Barbeque Chicken The Kiwanis Club of Bridgeville has been serving barbeque chicken for 51 years. The club serves chicken on Seashore Highway (Route 404) and Scott's Store Road (Route 36), west of Bridgeville and Greenwood on weekends throughout the summer. Sales benefit over 30 local organizations and community events. For larger orders, call 349-5206.
Softball Tournament Fundraiser Woodbridge Football will sponsor a Softball Tournament Fundraiser on Saturday, July 14, at Crossroad Community Church, 20684 State Forest Rd., Georgetown. Cost is $15 per player. Come out with a team and help support our kids. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and games at 9:30. Register early by contacting Sharay Knight at 265-7522 or Coach CJ at 853-5124.
AARP 915 bus trip Bus trip to Branson, MO on October 1-8. All inclusive: transportation, 7 breakfasts, 5 full course dinners, 6 outstanding shows, visit to Grand Country Square, Branson Landing, and Union Station Marketplace in St. Louis. $75.00 signup per person. Cost of trip $885.00 (dbl occupancy). For details, call Diana at 410-754-8189 or Lucille at 410-754-8588.
Trip to see musical, 'Grease' The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motor coach trip to Toby's Dinner Theater in Baltimore, Md., on Thursday, Aug. 16, to see the musical, "Grease." Cost is $68 per person and the trip is open to the public. Payment is due upon sign up and includes transportation, snack bag, luncheon buffet, show and all tips and gratuities except for the bus driver's tip. Check in time at the center is 7:30 a.m. with the bus departing at 8 a.m. For more information or to register, call Dixie Carlise, site manager, at 349-5237.
Travel with Del Tech this summer Summer is rapidly approaching and Delaware Technical Community College's Owens Campus has several trips planned to get you out, enjoy your summer vacation and spend time with family and friends. Hello Dolly at Longwood Gardens - On Wednesday, July 27, watch a production of "Hello Dolly!" It is the story of Dolly Levi's efforts to marry Horace Vandergelder and send his money circulating among the people like rainwater the way her late husband taught her. Departs Delaware Tech at 2:30 p.m., and departs Longwood Gardens at 11 p.m. Cost is $75 for Adult Plus+ members and $85 for the general public. For more information, or to register, call Corporate and Community Programs at 856-5618.
Sight and Sound trip Christ United Methodist Church in Laurel and Sailors United Methodist Church in Bethel are sponsoring a trip to Sight and Sound in Lancaster, Pa., to see "Jonah" at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4. Lunch will be on your own at the Rockvale Outlets and dinner is at Hershey Farm Restaurant. Cost is $115 per person and includes transportation. A deposit of $25 is required. The balance is due by July 2. Contact Charlotte Givens at 875-5448 or Betty Ringrose at 875-4233.
WPS offers trip The WPS is sponsoring a three day trip to the Grand Canyon of Pa., Oct. 17-19. Cost is $442 and includes 2 nights lodging, 2 dinners, River Cruise, Train ride, Canyon Wagon Tour and Overlook, Taber Museum, Tour of Lewisburg, Shempp Train Collection, Buggy Museum and all gratuities. For more information, contact Frances at 629-4416.
AARP trips Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 is offering the following trips to the public Sept. 25-27 - Hudson Valley, N.Y. - Two breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner. In Kingston, N.Y. board the "Rip-Van-Winkle" for a two hour cruise on the Hudson. On Day 2 visit Hyde Park and tour the FDR home and have lunch and a tour at the Culinary Institute of America and also tour the Vanderbilt Mansion. Next day head for home with a stop at the Walkway Over the Hudson and the West Point Military Academy for a tour and a visit to the museum. Cost: $420 per person/doubles. Nov. 14-17 - New price - Myrtle Beach, S.C. - A southern holiday of Christmas shows. Three breakfasts, three dinners included. Alabama Theatre, Legends in Concert, Palace Theatre featuring Christmas on Ice. Cost: $410 per person/doubles. $500 single. For more information on these trips, contact Rose at 629-7180.
Laurel Senior Center trips The Laurel Senior Center is offering the following trips:
- Myrtle Beach - Sept. 10-14 - "Fun in the Sun Getaway" - Stay in oceanfront suites with four breakfasts, four dinners, five shows, a beach day plus sightseeing and shopping.
- Dutch Apple Theater - Nov. 28 - "Swingin' Christmas" To reserve your seat, call 875-2536 for more information.
USPS meeting United States Power Squadron (USPS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. For details, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.
Sea Purls meet 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 Route 9 and Sand Hill Road. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.
MOAA meets in Lewes The Southern Delaware Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) meets from noon to 1:30 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month at Irish Eyes Pub and Restaurant, 213 Anglers Rd., Lewes.
Young Professional Writers This writers group is designed for 13 to 30-year-olds who are serious about becoming professional writers. (although all ages and writing abilities are welcome). Meetings will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every second Monday of the month at the Laurel Public Library. For more information, visit www.laurel.lib.de.us/, call 875-3184 or email email@example.com
Coast Guard Auxiliary The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on North Market Street in Blades at 7 p.m. New members are welcome.
Widowed Persons The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, July 17 at 12:15 p.m. at the Georgia House in Laurel. Guest speakers will be representatives from Teen Challenge. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Please come join us. We all enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc. that we do.
Knitting group 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 Route 9 and Sand Hill Road. The next meeting, however, will be on Wednesday, July 11. Lunch is available. New members are always welcome. For details, call Diane at 228-0235.
Flotilla forming Marching Band The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the second Thursday of each month at the station at the Nanticoke Marina and Yacht Club in Blades. The Auxiliary is the volunteer, uniformed, civilian component of the U.S. Coast Guard. Come be a part of the now forming Marching Band. You must be 17 years or older, a citizen of the U.S., have no felony convictions and pass a security background check. To learn more, call Art Wollschlager at 628-8259 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Leave a message and your call or email will be returned.
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.