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 Saturday 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. Gallery 107 Summer artist reception on August 3 from 5 p.m. until 8; food, wine, music, and art. 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. 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. 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. 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.
Basket Bingo A basket bingo will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at the Seaford Elks Lodge. Doors open at 6 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m. $20 for advance ticket, $25 at the door. Call 302-745-8500 for details.
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.
Job Center For more information, visit www.lib.de.us/jobcenter or call the Seaford Job Center at 222-3618.
- Teen Summer Reading Program will have its Grand Finale Dinner on Thursday, Aug. 2 at 4 p.m. This is a teen only program.
- All reading logs for the Children's Summer Reading Program must be turned in at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center by Friday, Aug. 3.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have "Baby Bookworms" on Monday, Aug. 6 at 10:30 a.m. This program introduces kids ages 18 to 36 months to the world of nursery rhymes and books.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have its Critical Reading Book Discussion on Monday, Aug. 6 at 6 p.m.
- The Children's Summer Reading Program will have its Grand Finale "Bed Time Snacks" on Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 3 p.m. Prizes will be awarded.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural center will have a children's program "Around the Coral Reef" at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14. Bring your young undersea explorer to the library for a fantastic trip to a coral reef. No scuba gear required - just an inquisitive mind!
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will host a Scrabble Night on Thursday, Aug. 16, at 6 p.m. Bring your own board if you have one.
- The Job Center at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center is offering an "Intermediate Microsoft Power Point Classes" on Wednesdays, Aug. 6 through Sept. 17, starting at 5:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required and you must attend all six sessions.
- The Job Center is offering a "Basic Computer Literacy Course" on Wednesdays, Aug. 15 - Sept. 12, at 6 p.m. Pre-registration is required and you must attend all 5 sessions.
- 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.
- The Job Center is offering "English as a Second Language" this fall. Pre-registration is required. For more information, go to www.lib.de.us/jobcenter or call Hope at 222-3618.
- The Job Center is having an "Internet Job Search" program on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. This program will provide an overview of how to use local and national websites focusing on job search. Pre-registration is required. For more information, go to www.lib.de.us/jobcenter or call Hope at 222-3618.
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
Western Sussex Farmers' Market The Western Sussex Farmers' Market located in the parking lot of the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club in Seaford is open Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon through Sept. 1. Upcoming activities: Aug. 4 - Crazy 'Bout Maters! The winner of the "Producing a Healthier You" recipe contest, held by Nanticoke Health Services and the market, will be announced and a prize gift basket worth $100 will be presented. Chef George Turner (executive chef of NHS and market board member) will prepare and serve samples of the top three recipes. There will be a "Best Tomato Contest" held for the market's produce vendors. Customers will taste samples and vote for their favorite. We'll be giving out tomato recipes and have some other fun activities. Aug. 11 - The Seaford Historical Society will be a guest exhibitor, promoting the organization and seeking new membership Aug. 18 - Exhibitors, performer Aug. 25 - On Ag Day, the market will honor our farmers and agriculture with displays of farm equipment and tools, exotic chickens and a blacksmithing demonstration by Mark Williams. Dave Kenton and the "Out of Order Band" will provide bluegrass music to add to the atmosphere. Sept. 1 - Closing Day - exhibitors, performer
Band Concert at Ross Mansion The annual band concert on the Ross Mansion lawn will be held on Sunday, Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. The concert is hosted by the Seaford Historical Society and sponsored by the Seaford Music Store. The Milford Community Band will entertain. The Milford Band provides all kinds of music including traditional band music, marches, show tunes, patriotic music, even jazz. Seaford Music is a new partner in this venture. The concert is open to the public. There is no charge. In case of rain or heavy wind, the concert will be moved to the Seaford Library and Cultural Center which is next door to the Ross Mansion. For more information, call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828 or www.seafordsociety.com.
Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival The Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival is Aug. 10-11 at the Seaford Sports Complex. The theme for 2012 is "UJIMA" which is the third principle of Kwanzaa and symbolizes the ideals of collective work and responsibility. Featured this year will be returning saxophonist Tony Smith, the Trinidad and Tobago Baltimore Steel Band Orchestra, the traditional Little Miss and Little Mr. AFRAM Pageant, and AFRAM Family Feud game show. New to Friday night will be the popular Hip Hop artist and host, "Jersey Demic," and local talent, Tosajhn "Ace Hurricane" Hughes. Returning again this year will be FORCE-ONE's DJ Blade and his Old School Dance Party. Saturday at 10 a.m. the AFRAM parade will carry festival goers along the new route from Seaford City Hall (up Market Street, crossing Stein Highway) to the new festival grounds, led by the rhythm of traditional African drummers and dancers. There will be free kids activities all day at the AFRAM's Kid's Korner (near the Jay's Nest playground), including balloon bounces, "Parks-n-Rec" games, pony rides, face painting, storytelling, and comprehensive black history displays. The Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival is headed by Seaford City Councilwoman and Eastern Shore AFRAM Executive Director Pat A. Jones. For more information, contact Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or 628-1908.
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.
Summer cruise-ins Harley-Davidson of Seaford's summer cruise-ins are set for the last Friday of August at the dealership 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 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, Sept. 7. We will resume our regular coffee and dessert gatherings at that time. It is our hope 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.
Cook House open Sundays The Laurel Historical Society's Cook House located at 4th and Willow streets in Laurel, is open Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. The society has completely revamped the displays in all the rooms featuring new, recently donated items. The building is air-conditioned and there is no charge for admission.
Hitchens Family Reunion The 58th annual Hitchens Family Reunion hosted by the Edmund Hitchens Family will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Rev. Lee Elliott Community Building, 17249 Phillips Hill Rd., Laurel. Bring a covered dish; fried chicken, ice and rolls will be furnished.
Yard Sale There will be a yard sale (inside Fellowship Hall) at Laurel Baptist Church, Saturday, Aug. 4 from 7 a.m. to noon. The chirch is located at 33056 Bi-State Blvd. (west side of 13A, approximately two miles south of town.) Call Shirley at 875-2314 for details.
Spaghetti Dinner Laurel Wesleyan Homeschool Co-op Spaghetti Dinner will be held Friday, Aug. 10, at 6 p.m. AUCE spaghetti served with garlic bread, salad, and ice cream sundaes. Co-op students and local talent entertainment. Please call Dawn at 302-841-8550, for tickets, deadline Aug. 5. Adults - $10 , Children - $5 (5-12yrs old), children 4 and under are free.
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.
LHS Class of '82 reunion The Laurel High School Class of 1982 is planning its 30 year class reunion for this fall and is trying to collect information and contact as many class members as possible. Call Lora Grim Cooper at 841-4885 with your contact information. The group has also established a page on Facebook, "Lhs Eighty Two," for additional contact information and input.
Miller-Hastings Family Reunion The 28th Annual Reunion of the Samuel James Miller and Elizabeth Hastings Miller family will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 12 noon at the St. George's Church Hall near Laurel. Each family is requested to bring a meat, and vegetable or side dish. For additional information, you can contact Megan at 443-359-1341.
Fun for kids at the library August means even more fun for kids at the Laurel Public Library.
Thursday, Aug. 2, 1:30 p.m. - Dream Big Craft Club, for all ages -Create picture frames, kites and more. Sherman the Shorebird visits the Laurel Public Library on Friday, Aug. 3 at 4 p.m. Stop by for a trivia game, a baseball craft and a raffle. Teen volunteers are invited to NightLife at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3. Dinner and games are on the menu. This program is for students in grades 7 to 12. The last day to turn in reading logs is Saturday, Aug. 4. We want to see how many books you finished so stop by and give us the final number. We have a rainbow of readers for all kids who pass the 25 book mark. The Summer Reading Program Grand Finale is Saturday, Aug. 11 from 11 to 12:30 p.m. All participants should pick up final prizes while enjoying ice cream, Latin music by Katari, a play by the Kids Acting Club and teen drawings for top prizes. For more information, call the library at 875-3184.
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.
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. 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.
Summer Celebration at St. Stephen's St. Stephen's UMC (Delmar) Summer Celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4. Stop by for oyster sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, homemade soup and ice cream. There will be music for all ages by The Kings Ambassadors, the St. Stephen's Bell Choir, and McKenzie George. For the kids there will be a petting zoo, horse drawn hay rides, pony rides, barrel train rides, fire engine rids and crafts. There will also be antique and custom cars, a yard sale and bake sale. All outside activities are free.
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.
Library programs relocated 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 barbecue chicken The Kiwanis Club of Bridgeville has been serving barbecue 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.
Old Firehouse Museum open The Old Firehouse Museum of the Bridgeville Historical Society will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5. The museum is located at 102 William St., next to Cahall Park, and exhibits items relating to the history of the northwest quadrant of Sussex County. Admission is free. The museum is also open every Tuesday, 9 a.m. to noon.
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.
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.
Iron Birds Baseball Game Laurel Odd Fellows is sponsoring a bus trip to Cal Ripkin Stadium on Sunday, Aug. 12. Transportation will be provided by Jor-Lin Charter Service. The bus will leave the Odd Fellows parking lot at 11 a.m. and stop around 1 p.m. for lunch. Game starts at 3:30 p.m. Cost is $21. For more information, contact Charlie Short at 875-1154.
AARP 1084 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:
To reserve your seat, call 875-2536 for more information.
- 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"
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.
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 email@example.com. Leave a message and your call or email will be returned.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Patriot Golf Tournament The Eastern Shore Chapter of The Executive Women's Golf Association will host the Patriot Golf Tournament to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project on Friday, Aug. 10, at the Ocean City Golf Course. The co-ed event will include 18 holes of golf with a scramble format, a box lunch, a pig roast at the awards banquet, a "Believe in Heroes" gift bag, and prizes in both the men's and women's divisions. The Wounded Warriors Project (WWP) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. Contact Ruth Jones, tournament chair, at 410-860-1494 or email@example.com to register a team or to become a sponsor.
Car, Truck and Bike Show The Men for Change Outreach Ministries will host a Car, Truck and Bike Show from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Federalsburg Boat Marina. Registration begins at noon and there is a $10 registration fee. All makes, models and clubs are welcome. Dash plaques will be given to the first 25 to register. Trophies and plaques will be awarded. Prizes and gift certificates will be given away. There will be refreshments for sale. Proceeds will go toward the purchase of school supplies for youth. For more information, contact David Ricks at 443-786-5182 or George Batson at 410-943-3595.