Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled for June at Gallery 107 in Seaford. For more details, visit nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The gallery is located at 324 High St., Seaford. Hours are 1 to 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.
Special classes Please contact Karen directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in any of the following children's classes. Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Children's Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 6-9, $40, includes supplies and light lunch. Wednesday, June 15, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Explore endangered species through art! Children's class for grades 1-5. Class will discuss endangered species and create a poster to bring about awareness of how each can do his/her part to save these animals. Cost is $30 per child. To register, call France Anna at 236-7525. Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Children's Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10-14, $40, includes supplies and light lunch.
Ongoing classes 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. Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.
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.
Pork BBQ Dinner Seaford High School, Class of 2019, will hold a Pork BBQ dinner fundraiser on Friday, May 27. Platters are $8 and include pork bbq, roll, cole slaw, chips and a drink. Deliveries will be made to businesses that order five or more dinners. To purchase dinners, contact Becky Adams at 381-4850, Andrea Pettyjohn at email@example.com, or Amy Pearson at firstname.lastname@example.org. All orders may be picked up at the back of Seaford High School, near the cafeteria door, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday, May 27. All proceeds will help pay for class activities including prom and homecoming floats.
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.
Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser Join us for a Pancake Breakfast to benefit the Alzheimer's Walk, Lofland Park Team, on Saturday, June 4, from 8-10 a.m. at Applebee's, Seaford. Tickets are $6 each and can be purchased in advance at the Lofland Park Center, 715 King St., Seaford or at the door. For more information, contact Dolores Timmons at 628-3000, ext. 8302.
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.
HDR Color and Light Photography Come explore land and sea, local and faraway places, shadow, color and light, through the lens of local photographer Gene Bleile. Gallery opens June 23, and will be open every Thursday through Sunday from 1-4 p.m. until Sept. 10. Located at the Seaford Museum, 203 High St., Seaford. Call 628-9828 or email email@example.com for more information.
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 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.
Oyster Sandwich Sale Odd Fellows of Laurel Charity Lodge, 319 S. Poplar St., Laurel, will hold their monthly oyster sandwich sale on Saturday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until sold out. Hot dogs and hamburgers will also be available and the Martha Rebekah Lodge 21 will sell their homemade ice cream, baked goods and refreshments at the lodge. Eat-in or carry-out. We will also deliver to businesses.
'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 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 Library Closed - The Bridgeville Library will be closed on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day. Jumpin' June Jamboree - Join us for our annual Jumpin' June Jamboree, a fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of the Bridgeville Library, on Saturday, June 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free and the event is open to all ages. There will be many free activities such as line dancing, a corn hole competition, obstacle course for the kids, face painting, pie baking contest for adults, and a coloring contest for the kids. Stop by the library to pick up your coloring contest picture which is due back to the library by Friday, June 3. Dance the day away with DJ services provided by J&B Entertainment. Activities that have costs associated with them are basket raffles, 50/50 raffle, White Elephant Sale, pony rides, and food available for purchase. For more information, contact the library at 302-337-7401.
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.
ST. JOHNSTOWN CEMETERY St. Johnstown Cemetery will hold their annual association meeting on May 30, 2015 at 9 a.m. at St. Johnstown United Methodist Church in Greenwood. For info call 245-8655.
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.
Bake & Bling Sale The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host an indoor "Bake & Bling" Sale on Thursday, June 16. Homemade baked goods, costume jewelry by "Tracey's Treasures," hand crafted jewelry by "Gil" and collectable porcelain dolls will be on sale in the center from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and dinner at 5 p.m. The fundraiser is open to the public. For more information, call Site Manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.
'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: Tuesday, May 31. The program is free but seating is limited, pre-registration is requested. Contact Amy Schine at 410-749-4940 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register.
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.
Maximizing Ancestry.com Ancestry.com is one of the most popular and valued genealogical tools in the world. Understanding and maximizing its usefulness is essential in order to efficiently search and record your family's history. On Saturday, June 4, at 10:30 a.m., professional genealogist Sydney F. Cruice Dixon will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives in Dover in which she will share tips and search strategies to help researchers become more effective family genealogists and ensure individuals are getting the most of their Ancestry.com subscription. The program is free to the public and will last approximately one hour. No reservations are required. For more information, contact Tom Summers at 302-744-5047 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Movie night at the library Disney fans of all ages are invited to the Caroline County Public Library in Federalsburg to watch Zootopia (PG) on Friday, June 10 at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 410-754-8397 or visit www.carolib.org.
Free How-to Clinics at Lowe's Sussex County Habitat's Women Build Project continues as Habitat's National Sponsor Lowe's presents free how-to clinics at the ReStore in Georgetown on Saturday, June 18 at 9:30 a.m. Participants will learn "How to Prepare for Painting" and "How to Repair a Toilet." Registration for the free clinics is now open. No experience is necessary. To register, visit www.sussexcountyhabitat.org or call 855-1153, ext. 208. All are welcome.
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 email@example.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Tennessee Enjoy a trip to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., which includes a tour of the Titanic Museum where you will have brunch in the "secret dining room. If you've never gone on one of these tours, you definitely don't want to miss this one. You'll feel like you just walked through time past. The Majestic Theater will help you wind down after your travel time the first day. Enjoy dinner and entertainment featuring "The Soul of Motown." A visit to Dollywood will end with a show at the Dixie Stampede theater with lots of events, comedy, illusions and much more, including a four-course dinner. Another day will begin with a very knowledgeable and eager to answer your questions step-on guide who will point out all the areas of interest throughout the Great Smoky Mountains. Later in the evening will bring back memories of programs we all watched on TV in earlier years - The Hatfield & McCoys. Your servers will participate in their rivalry along with the audience. The evening will end with a show at the Smoky Mountain Opry featuring a talented group of singers, dancers, comedians, magicians, jugglers, and musicians.
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:
- 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 For more information, call Accent on Travel at 302-703-6154 or email email@example.com.
Delmarvalous Quilt Guild meeting The next monthly meeting of the Delmarvalous Quilt Guild will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, at the U of D Research & Education Center, 16684 County Seat Hwy., Substation Classroom 2, Georgetown. A half sew day is scheduled for comfort quilts and Quilts of Valor, and a half day class (pre-registration required) on Molas, which is reverse applique, led by Phyllis Hatcher, well-known AQS quilt historian/lecturer and appraiser. The evening meeting program will be the popular Black Bag reveal. All quilters are welcome to attend a meeting. Visit www.delmarvalousquilters.com or call Leona Dorsch at 628-8922 for more information.
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.
Christian Writers Fellowship Vine and Vessels Christian Writers Fellowship offers support, networking and opportunities to aspiring writers and poets. If you possess a God-given talent and a passionate desire for writing, this group is for you. Seize this opportunity to grow your creative writing skills and connect with other writers. Meetings are held on 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sea Purls meeting The Sea Purls Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown on the corner of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road. The next meeting is Wednesday, June 1. Lunch is available. New members always welcome. For details, call Diane at 228-0235.
Sussex County Stamp Club The Sussex County Stamp Club meets the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. John's Hall, The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 307 Federal St., Milton. Anyone with an interest in stamp collecting is invited to join. There is a stamp auction every meeting.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary meeting The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Nanticoke River Yacht Club building located at the Nanticoke Marina in Blades. Visitors, guest and those interested in becoming members of the auxiliary are always welcome. For details and information contact Dave Nagle at 302-398-9279.
Sussex County Marines Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at the VFW Virgil Wilson Post 4961, Middleford Road, Seaford.
Corvette Club meeting The Beachcombers Corvette Club of Southern Delaware meets the first Thursday of each month at the CHEER Center, 20520 Sand Hill Rd., Georgetown.