Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled for May at Gallery 107. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The Gallery is located in Seaford, at 324 High St. Hours are 1-5 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Classes are conducted around the corner at 105 Pine St. There will be no special classes this month.
Ongoing classes Open Studio Time - Mondays, 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 will be available for individuals 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, 10 a.m. to noon, Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.
All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Boy Scout Troop 249, chartered by St. Johns UMC, will host an All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast on Saturday, May 21 from 7-10:30 a.m., at the church located at 300 N. Pine St., Seaford. Enjoy pancakes, sausage, scrapple, eggs and beverages for $7; kids under age 5 eat free. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
Annual Car, Truck, Bike Show The 6th Annual Car, Truck, Bike Show hosted by SDSRA will be held at Moose Lodge #1728, 22759 Bridgeville Hwy., Seaford, on Saturday, May 21 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain date is May 22. Enjoy breakfast sandwiches, BBQ chicken/ribs, drinks, bake sale, music, door prizes and more. There will be trophies and dash plaques for all entries. Registration is $10. Yard sale spaces are available for $10 per table. The yard sale will be held from 7 a.m. until. For more information, call 629-8408. For more information about the show, contact Raymond or Debbie Trice at 381-6523.
Spring Harp Concert Expressions of Joy Harp Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, at St. John's United Methodist Church, 300 N. Pine St., Seaford. The ensemble will perform a variety of styles of music plus solos, duets and many ensemble pieces. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Joy at 443-359-0186.
Republican Women Spring Picnic The Seaford Republican Women's Club will hold a Spring Picnic at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 26, at the home of Sally Higgins in Seaford. George Parish, candidate for insurance commissioner, will be the speaker. For more information, call 875-0491.
SHS commencement ceremony Graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2016 will be held on Friday, June 3 at 6 p.m. in the Bob Dowd Stadium at Seaford High School. In the event of inclement weather, graduation ceremonies will take place inside, in the Madden Auditorium. Admittance to graduation is by ticket only. Graduation tickets will be distributed to 2016 graduates at graduation practice on Thursday, June 2 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be color-coded: blue, tan and white. In the event of inclement weather, blue tickets will be honored for auditorium seating. Tan tickets will be honored for seating in our gymnasium for a televised broadcast of our graduation ceremony. White tickets will not be honored in the event of inclement weather. Seating and accessibility for the handicapped are available in both the stadium and auditorium. Advance reservations are required for handicapped seating. Contact Connie Halter at 629-4525, ext. 2520, by Friday, May 27, if you will need this accommodation. A decision concerning the weather will be made by 10 a.m. on Friday, June 3 and a notice will be placed on the school's webpage at www.shs.seafordbluejays.org, Facebook, Twitter and the SHS Schoolway app. Senator Thomas Carper will be the guest speaker at this year's ceremony. Seaford High School also welcomes Joyce Sessoms, executive director of the Ark Educational Resource Center in Laurel, who will share with the graduates the "10 Golden Rules." For further details, check the school's website at www.shs.seafordbluejays.org.
Community Day Fest Community Day Fest to benefit the Ross Point Freedom Church, Inc. building fund will be held on Saturday, June 4, at Sussex Avenue and Tull Drive in Seaford. Participate in fun and games, buy items from the yard sale which begins at 6:30 a.m. and the food sale which begins at 11. Vendor tables are available for $10 by contacting Brother Paul Caldwell at 875-5620.
Second Sunday Concert Series First State Harmonizer Chorus and the Backswing Quartet will perform barbershop music at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, in the Woodruff Room of the Seaford District Library. Friends of the Seaford District Library are hosting the concert and will provide refreshments. For more information, call the library at 629-2524.
SHS Class of '76 Reunion Seaford High School Class of '76 will hold its 40 Year Reunion on Saturday, Aug. 6, in the Gold Room at the Harrington Casino. For more information, log onto Facebook at Seaford High School Class of '76 or call David Smith at 410-726-7090 or Jeanne McMahon Griffith at 302-628-3188.
Chicken BBQ The Laurel American Legion Post 19, 12168 Laurel Rd., Laurel, will have a Chicken BBQ at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 21. Cost is $8 for 1/2 chicken and two sides.
Annual Strawberry Festival Enjoy St. Philip's 10th Annual Strawberry Festival, 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, on Saturday, May 21, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Breakfast, lunch, craft vendors, entertainment and strawberries - whole, desserts and drinks. For more information, call 875-3644.
Chicken and Pork Rib BBQ The Laurel Ruritan Club will have a Chicken and Pork Rib BBQ on Saturday, May 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Nanticoke Immediate Care on Rt. 13, Laurel. Cost is $7.50 for a chicken dinner and $10 for a pork rib dinner. All proceeds benefit local charities. 'Balling for God' tournament The Youth Outreach Team of New Zion UMC is partnering with SCAPC (Sussex County Action Prevention Coalition) Laurel Chapter to host its 12th Annual "Balling for God" Basketball Tournament and Teen Awareness and Prevention Day. The tournament will take place on Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Webb Avenue in Laurel by Paul Laurence Dunbar Elementary School. Four players per team; age brackets are 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, and 15-18. Medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams. New this year is a Cornhole/Corn Toss Tournament for middle and high school students. There will also be a bouncy house and children's games. To enter either tournament, contact Amy Handy at 542-8164 or Sherita Belle at 853-2861. Vendor space is also available but limited. Everyone is welcome.
Cash Bash The Laurel Fire Department will hold its 1st Annual Cash Bash featuring $20,000 in cash prizes on Saturday, June 4. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the first cash drawing is at 6. Tickets are $25 and include entry for cash giveaways, food, beer and deejay entertainment. Must be 21 to enter. Multiple chances to win. Cash giveaway every 15 minutes. You do not need to be present to win. For tickets, contact any member of the Laurel Fire Department. For more information, call 875-3081.
Delmar Public Library Dine Out for Delmar Public Library at the Greene Turtle - It's time to Dine Out for Delmar Public Library! May's Dine Out event will be held at The Greene Turtle, 2318 N. Salisbury Blvd., near the Centre at Salisbury. Pick up a flyer at the library or download one from our website and present the flyer on May 19 between 11 a.m. and 2 a.m. (May 20). The Greene Turtle will donate 20 percent of the sale to the Library's Building campaign. Library closed on May 30 - Delmar Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 31, at 10 a.m.
Class of '66 Reunion The Delmar High School Class of 1966 will hold a breakfast reunion at Delmar Diner on Saturday, June 11 at 9 a.m.
Quarter Auction for the library Tickets are on sale now for the Delmar Public Library's Quarter Auction on Saturday, June 11, at the Delmar VFW, 200 W. State St., Delmar, Md. Doors open at 5 p.m.; games begin at 6. Tickets are $5 and additional paddles are $3 each. Featured items included in the auction are a Wawa gift basket; tickets to dine at The Red Roost; tickets to Dover Downs NASCAR race in September; tickets for a Paintball Party at Precision Paintball in Georgetown; tickets to Delmar Delaware International Speedway; and a round of golf for four people at Green Hill Country Club. There will be more than 100 items available for bidding. Vendors include Celebrating Home, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Thirty-One, and many more. Tickets are available at the library and at the door. All proceeds support the library's capital campaign.
Bridgeville Library Special Presentation - Saturday, May 21 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., join us for Hashi. Stop by for a day of gaming, anime, and fun with Delaware's greatest Otaku Club. Bring friends, snacks, comics, Manga, and anime. Library Closings - The Bridgeville Library will be closed on Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day. For more information, contact the library at 337-7401.
Memorial Day Celebration The Town of Bridgeville will host a Memorial Day Celebration at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 30, at the Veterans Memorial in the Bridgeville Cemetery. Please join us for this special recognition of our veterans.
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.
Greenwood Library Greenwood/Bridgeville Scavenger Hunt for Teens and Tweens: June 10, 4-7 p.m., at the Bridgeville Public Library. Ages 10-17. Scavenger hunt in the town of Bridgeville begins and ends at the library. Food and prizes. Call 349-5309 or 337-7401. Father's Day Fundraiser Craft: June 4, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Greenwood Library. All ages. Paint a wooden bi-plane model for dad, or bring him and paint one together. Proceeds will help Jr. Friends purchase a Wii U for the library. Register at greenwood.lib.de.us or call 349-5309.
Youth Game Nights Delmarva Christian Schools is offering Youth Game Nights for all elementary- and middle-school athletes who are interested in playing soccer, basketball, dodgeball, floor hockey, lacrosse, and more. The Youth Game Nights will be held in the Delmarva Christian Milton Campus (DCMC) gymnasium beginning Thursday, March 24, and continue every Friday thereafter for eight weeks. Athletes ages five to 10 will play from 5-6 p.m. Athletes ages 11 through 8th grade will play from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Athletes may pay at the door at a cost of $5 per night or they may sign-up online at www.eventbrite.com/e/youth-game-nights-tickets-21450861103 at a cost of $25 per child. Athletes ages five to seven will comprise one group while athletes ages eight to 10 will be another. For more information, contact Dan Young at firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Living with Alzheimer's' series The Alzheimer's Association and MAC Inc., the Area Agency on Aging, are partnering to offer a free series of classes designed to help caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia to learn, understand, and plan for the issues that arise throughout the course of the disease. The series, "Living with Alzheimer's Disease for Care Partners," is divided into three sections: early stages, middle stages and later stages, and includes a total of eight sessions; participants are free to attend as many or as few sessions as possible. The program will be held at MAC in Salisbury, Md. All classes will be held from 1-3 p.m. The class schedule is as follows: Later Stages: Tuesdays: May 24 and 31 The program is free but seating is limited, pre-registration is requested. Contact Amy Schine at 410-749-4940 or email@example.com for more information and to register.
Yard Sale The Nanticoke Indian Association will host a Yard Sale at the center, 27073 John J. Williams Hwy., Millsboro, on Saturday, May 21 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations are needed for the sale. To rent a table for $15 to sell items, call 945-3400 or email info@NanticokeIndians.org. Everyone is welcome.
Marine Park Festival The 4th Annual Nanticoke River Marine Park Festival sponsored by the Nanticoke River Sail and Power Squadron will be held on Sunday, May 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Marina in Blades. This year's theme is Safe Boating On The Nanticoke. If you or your organization, especially boat dealers, would like to be a vendor at the festival, contact Judy Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 335-1556 or 222-6341.
Heroin epidemic discussion Have you been touched by the heroin epidemic in Sussex County? Join us at Delaware Tech in Georgetown on Tuesday, May 24 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to discuss the epidemic. The community will seek to understand through speakers and interactive work: 1. What is the current landscape of this epidemic in Sussex County? 2. What is being done to address the public health crisis? 3. What can we do together to save and support our community? Register at www.healthysussex.org.
New Book Talks Series The Westside Historical Society began a new series, "Authors on Delmarva." Each of the five programs feature a local author who writes about some facet of life on Delmarva. All programs are free and open to the public, and will be presented at Laytons Chance Winery near Vienna, from 4 to 7 on Friday afternoons. Light refreshments will be offered. Programs will begin with a meet-and-greet followed by the author's talk and ending with a chance to purchase a signed copy of the featured book. Future programs will feature Phillip LeBel, author of A Brief Relation of the State of Delmarva on May 27, Joe Moore, author of Murder on Maryland's Eastern Shore on June 17, and Anne Foley, author of Hollands Island: Dorchester County's "Lost Atlantis" on Sept. 9. A fifth program will be held on Oct. 21 with the author to be announced at a later date. For more information, contact the Westside Historical Society at email@example.com or 410-726-8047, or Laura Layton at the Winery at 410-228-1205.
Window AC units available To keep Delawareans safe and cool this summer, First State Community Action Agency (First State) is providing window air conditioners to qualified households statewide. The air conditioners are provided through the agency's Summer Cooling Assistance program which is aimed at bringing cooling relief to residents 60 years of age or older, persons with disabilities, or households with children under the age of 5-years-old. To qualify, the household must meet income eligibility requirements at or below 200% federal poverty guidelines and have not received AC from this program in the past ten years. First State will accept walk-in applicants between the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Sussex County on Wednesday, June 1, at First State Community Action Agency, 308 N. Railroad Ave., Georgetown. To apply for the air conditioner, applicants must bring the following documents at the date of intake: photo ID for anyone in the home ages 18 and older, Social Security cards for everyone ages 6 months and older, birth certificates for anyone under age 18 or medical card with date of birth, proof of income for everyone in home, and current electric bill. If applicant is a renter, then a copy of the lease and written permission from landlord is required. For more information or to schedule an appointment on another date, contact Martina Duffy at 856-7761, ext. 109 or Bether Moya at 856-7761, ext. 209.
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.
Family Game Night Bring the family to the Federalsburg branch of the Caroline County Public Library for an evening of classic board games. Revisit favorite games, discover new ones and meet other families who also enjoy board games. Games provided by the library include Chess, Checkers, Parcheesi, Yahtzee, Hi Ho Cherry-O, Scrabble and more. Family Game Night is held on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The event is free and registration is not required.
Trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains AARP #1276 is hosting a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley on May 19-21. Cost is $365. Contact J. Marvel at 410-742-5865.
Del Tech offers trip to Alaska Delaware Technical Community College has partnered with Collette, a premier travel experiences company, to offer the community an opportunity to explore Alaska by land and sea. Ten percent of the cost of each trip booked is donated to Delaware Tech to fund scholarships for underprivileged children in Sussex County to attend summer camps and courses at Delaware Tech's Kids on Campus Program. The Alaska trip, featuring Denali National Park and days of sightseeing from an amazing cruise ship, runs from May 24 through June 5, 2016. The $4,249 per person (based on double occupancy) price includes round trip airfare, lodging, 21 meals, and the daily tours of scenic and wild places. Highlights of the trip include: Denali National Park, Mount McKinley, Glacier Bay, Juneau, and a seven night Princess cruise aboard a fabulous floating resort. This trip was scheduled to capture the breathtaking views of Alaska's natural wonders. Call the Encore Program at Delaware Tech at 259-6342.
Trip to West Virginia Seaford WPS is sponsoring a four day trip to West Virginia on June 14-17. Cost is $678 per person. The trip includes: three nights lodging, three breakfasts, two lunches (one with entertainment), three dinners, three train rides (Cheat Mountain Salamander, Durbin Rocket, Cass Scenic Rail), National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Gandy Theater, American Mountain Theater, Blackwater Falls State Park, Crazy for Patsy Cline tour in Winchester, Va. and all gratuities, taxes and baggage handling. For more information and a complete itinerary, call Fran at 629-4416.
Bus trip to art museum The Seaford Historical Society will host a bus trip to the Baltimore Museum of Art on Wednesday, June 15. Cost is $45 and the itinerary includes a tour which lasts four hours. For more information and to make a reservation, call 628-9828 or email 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, June 18 - Orioles vs. Toronto Blue Jays 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.
CHEER offers Kentucky trip The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host a five day, four night motor coach trip to the Renfro Valley in Kentucky from Oct. 6-10. Cost is $550 per person (double occupancy). The trip is open to the public. Package includes: four nights lodging, four breakfasts, two dinners, Renfro Valley Barn Dance Show, Tribute to the Legends, Mountain Gospel Jubilee, Renfro Valley Country Show, admission to the Kentucky Horse Park, Kentucky Country Music Museum & Hall of Fame, tour of historic Berea, shopping in the Renfro Valley Village, souvenir gift, luggage handling, all taxes and meal gratuities and motor coach transportation. A fifty percent deposit is due upon sign up. The balance is due June 1. For more information and to register, call Dixie Carlisle, site manager, at 302-349-5237.
Trip to the Smoky Mountains Trip to the Smoky Mountains - Oct. 24-28, $660 per person/doubles and $800 single room. Included are four deluxe breakfasts and four full course dinners with shows. Shows include the Hatfield & McCoy dinner theatre where the audience will participate in the Hatfield/McCoy rivalry during dinner; The Dixie Stampede, which includes illusions, comedy, horsemanship, and audience participation; and dinner at the Majestic Theater which will invite you to sing along and dance in the aisles to their tribute to the Motown legends. Another night there will feature the Smith Family entertainers - Charlie, Jim & Charlie Bob Smith. Also enjoy a show at the Smoky Mountain Opry with talented singers, dancers, comedians, magicians, jugglers, and more. Enjoy a bus tour of the great Smoky Mountains with a knowledgeable step-on guide who will answer all of your questions as we travel through the area. There will also be a guide to answer your questions as we tour the Titanic Pigeon Forge Museum where you will have brunch in the secret dining room. Once you visit here you will want to explore other Titanic museums. You will also enjoy a visit to Dollywood where you can enjoy live musical performances as you tour the park. For more information on this trip, contact Rose at 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
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.
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.
Ladies Auxiliary meetings The Seaford Vol. Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary will meet on the following Mondays at 7 p.m.: May 23, Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 28, Dec. 12.
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.
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.
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.