Bingo at the Elks Lodge Bingo at the Seaford Elks Lodge is held every Wednesday night. Doors open at 5:30 and play begins at 7. Cash prizes up to the maximum allowed by law.
Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled for August at Seaford Gallery 107. Details are available online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. Gallery 107, which is located at 324 High St., Seaford, is open Thursdays and Fridays from 1-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Classes are conducted around the corner at 105 Pine St. Children's Classes: Call Karen Owens at 628-8656 for any upcoming classes in August. Ongoing Classes: 2:30 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 up 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.
Seaford Museum features 3-D photo exhibit This summer, the Seaford Museum will be displaying a wonderful photo exhibit of 3-D photographs by local photographer Gene Bleile. These photos appear to be almost paintings, concentrating on certain parts of the overall makeup of the image. "These images are magnificent - so unique in their composition. This is an exhibit that the community needs to see. Mr. Bleile is so well known in the area, and yet hardly anyone knew of his abilities as a photographer and printer. It is a wonderful exhibit," said Jim Blackwell, Curator of the Seaford Museum. The museum is located in the old post office downtown and is open Thursday through Sunday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m.
1st Saturday in Seaford 1st Saturday in Seaford will be held on Aug. 6 from noon to 5 p.m. at the corner of High & Spring streets (site of the old Burton Bros. store). Enjoy Live Music by 15 String Band, food trucks, local wines and craft beer from Mispillion River Brewing Company and much more! 1st Saturday in Seaford is sponsored by Seaford Tomorrow. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/1stSaturdaySeaford.
40th class reunion The Seaford High School Class of 1976 will hold its 40th class reunion Friday, Aug. 5 through Sunday, Aug. 7. The cost is $45 each or $85 for a couple. Please send your checks, made out to Seaford Class of 1976 to Class of 1976 SHS; c/o Jeanne McMahon Griffith; 1100 Wythe Lane; Seaford, DE 19973. For more information go to Facebook: Seaford High School Class of '76 - call Dave Smith 410-726-7090 (cell) or Jeanne Griffith 302-228-3188 (cell).
Flea Market and Breakfast Seaford Women of the Moose, 22759 Bridgeville Hwy., Seaford, will hold a Flea Market and Breakfast at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13. Cost is $10 per table and the event is open to the public. Proceeds will benefit Mooseheart, Moosehaven and the community. For more information, call Nadine at 245-2043.
Historical Society Gala The Seaford Historical Society will hold their 4th Annual Gala on Saturday, Sept. 24, on the Ross Plantation grounds from 4-9 p.m. Enjoy a casual evening featuring a buffet dinner, cash bar, games, Ross Mansion tours, live auction, music and dancing. For reservations or more information, call the SHS administrative office at 628-9828.
Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta Join the Reclaim Our River-Nanticoke's 3rd Annual Recycle Cardboard Boat Race on Saturday, Aug. 6. from noon to 3 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Public Marine Park, 26 N. Market St., Blades, by paddling your own recycled cardboard boat or cheering the racers. Start collecting your cardboard to construct your own boat for you, your family, your friends or your business/club. Save money with early registration or the new Challenge Form. Food will be provided by Blades UMC. Call Matt at 422-0847. ext. 102 (or email@example.com) for questions/registration. Watch a time-elapsed video of boat construction at www.delawarewatersheds.org.
Magic for adults show "Back DESPITE Popular Demand," magician Mark Zacharia's one-man show, will be coming to Laurel in August. The hour-long show makes magic interactive, unpredictable fun. Adults and teens will enjoy experiencing magic in a new way. The show is rated PG-13 and will be held at the Laurel Public Library on Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Contact Gregg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 875-3184 with questions. Summer concerts at Trap Pond Trap Pond State Park in Laurel will host the following summer concerts on Saturdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. through Sept. 3. Aug. 6 - Smooth Sound Dance Band (swing band) Sept. 3 - The Reminders - Americana/blues/country/gospel
Oyster Sandwich Sale Odd Fellows of Laurel Charity Lodge will hold their monthly oyster sandwich sale on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until sold out. Hot dogs and hamburgers will also be available and Martha Rebekah Lodge 21 will sell their homemade ice cream, baked goods and refreshments at the lodge which is located at 319 Poplar St. Eat-in or carry-out. Delivery to businesses is available.
Twinkle Dance Club The Twinkle Dance Club of Laurel will hold its next Dinner/Dance on Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Laurel American Legion Post 19, Laurel. Join us for a short Foxtrot lesson, followed by a buffet dinner. Dance to DJ Brian's " Summer Fun" playlist. There will be a large variety of dance styles for your enjoyment. Dancers of all abilities are welcome. Must be at least 21 to attend. A cash bar is provided by the Legion. Cost is $25 per person. Also, visit our Facebook page (The Twinkle Club, Laurel) for information on how to win two free tickets. For reservations/information call Edith Snedecor at 877-0618 or visit www.twinkleclub.org. Reservations must be made by Aug. 6. 6.
Senior Center events The following events will be held at the Bridgeville Senior Center in August. For more information, call the center at 337-8771. Monday, Aug. 1 - PNC & PO; 9:30 - Thelma, B/P; 10:30 - Chair Yoga; 11:30 - Lunch; 12:30 - Walmart Tuesday, Aug. 2 - 10:30 - Members meeting; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Donnie's Market, Bridgeville Wednesday, Aug. 3 - 10 a.m. - Bible Study; Noon - Lunch, followed by August birthdays celebration Thursday, Aug. 4 - 9:45 a.m. - Walgreens; 11 a.m. - Lunch; Noon - Leave center for bowling at Milford Lanes Friday, Aug. 5 - 10 a.m. - Wii; Noon - Lunch; Prepare for 404 BBQ on Saturday, Aug. 6 - everyone is welcome.
Bridgeville Library Adult programs Magic Show - Friday, July 29, 7 p.m., join us for a magic show, "Back Despite Popular Demand," with Mark Zacharia. It's a magic show the way a magic show should be: with unpredictable, interactive fun. This show is intended for adults and is rated PG-13. Bridgeville Community Read - Join us for our community read that will continue throughout the summer. Stop by the library and check out a copy of "Elizabeth's Field" by local author and educator Barbara Lockhart. This story includes local history from Linchester Mill, East New Market, Vienna, Cambridge, and vicinities in the 1850s. Then, join us on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 11 a.m. for lunch with the author.
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.
Bridgeville Red Hat Chapter looking for members The Red Hat Chapter in Bridgeville, "The Red Hat Roses," has less than 10 members and enjoys lunch, visiting nearby places together, and forming friendships. If you are interested in an official Red Hat Chapter of the Red Hat Society, please feel free to contact Queen Alice of the Red Hat Roses at: email@example.com or 302-236-9601. The chapter is open for new members.
Community Day/Back to School Maranatha Holistic Gospel Fellowship and The Life Church of Delaware will host its annual Greenwood Community Day/Back to School event on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Woodbridge Elementary School. School supplies will be given away to 200 school students on a first-come, first-served basis. Join us for a day of fellowship, attractions, games, ring toss, moon bounce, face-painting, music, basketball, friendly competition, and giveaway prizes. Free hot dogs, chips, water ice and beverages. First-come, first-served. Contact Betty Jarman at 448-5939 or Jacqui Bivens at 542-2968 for inquiries or to make donations.
AARP Defensive Driver Safety Course An AARP Defensive Driving Safety Course will be held at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on Monday, Aug. 8 from noon to 4 p.m. This is a one day advanced refresher class. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. You must pre-register for this course by Aug. 3. Make checks payable to AARP. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a deduction on the liability portion of their automobile insurance. To register, call Site Manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.
Big Saturday in Greenwood On Saturday, Sept. 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Greenwood will transform into one giant yard sale and host a fun-filled community celebration. The event, sponsored by the Friends of the Greenwood Library, offers a variety of family-friendly entertainment and food vendors, baked goods, a D.J. and representation by a variety of non-profit groups. Visit www.greenwoodbigsaturday.com for details, including an online vendor application, descriptions of the variety of spaces available, their location and cost. Premium spaces can be reserved and paid in advance via PayPal, cash or check. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lunch & Tour at CHEER The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is accepting new members. Anyone over the age of 50 who schedules a tour of the center will enjoy a complimentary lunch. Come learn about all the great activities and trips at the center. Check out our state-of-the-art Fitness Center. A Dinner Club is held most Thursday nights at 5 and is open to the public. To schedule a tour or for more info, call site manager, Dixie Carlisle, at 349-5237.
Annual Patriotic Book Drive The VFW Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 at 2 Governors Ave., Greenwood, announces their annual Patriotic Book Drive for students attending five area schools. New hardbound books are being collected for use in school libraries for students in grades K-12. Since understanding our heritage honors our veterans, topics of interest include: all social studies categories in grades K-12, historical books, civics, biographies, U.S. and POW/MIA Flag books, patriotic subjects, voter information, good citizenship books, developing American values, and other appropriate Americana books. Patriotic books will be collected through Aug. 20. For more information, contact Dr. Michaele Russell, secretary, at 349-4220.
Greenwood Vol. Fire Co. Chicken BBQ The Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company Chicken BBQ is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Oct. 2, behind the fire hall. For more information, call 349-5241.
Country Buffet Breakfast Galestown Ruritan Club presents a country buffet breakfast on the last Sunday of each month from 7-10 a.m. at the Galestown Community House. Buffet items include sausage, scrapple, pancakes, eggs, potato and hominy casseroles, creamed chip beef, homemade sticky buns and more.
Tractor Pull is July 30 The Delaware Farm Bureau's Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee's 22nd Annual Antique Tractor Pull is Saturday, July 30, in the Quillen Arena at the Delaware State Fair. All tractors must be manufactured prior to 1963. Classic classes must be manufactured prior to 1973. Classes include: Unaltered Tire, Prior to 1972 Cut Tire, and new this year, Double Tree (Fun Class). Proceeds from the Tractor Pull support the Young Farmers and Ranchers programs. For registration forms and rules, visit www.defb.org/young-farmers---ranchers.html or call the Delaware Farm Bureau office at 302-697-3183.
Soltner Memorial Golf Outing The 6th Annual Eleanor Soltner Memorial Golf Outing to benefit Delaware Hospice will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at The Rookery North, Milford, with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. This morning event welcomes the community to help raise money and awareness of the Delaware Hospice Milford Center which offers highly specialized, 24-hour acute care to hospice patients who require symptom management. Registration is $100 per person which includes greens fees, cart, light breakfast, refreshment care, range balls, and an awards reception with lunch. Silent auction items will be available.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Bring a guest to the awards reception for $25. For more information and to register, visit www.delawarehospice.org/events or contact Bob Burd at 302-422-3501.
SPCA 'Yappy' Lunch The Delaware SPCA and The Upper Crust of Georgetown are partnering together to bring "The Dog Days of Summer" with a "Yappy" Lunch on Thursday, Aug. 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to bring their furry friends to the Upper Crust Herb and Flower Garden located at 7 E. Market St., Georgetown. "Yappy" Lunch will be the culmination of using the Georgetown Parklet for two weeks. Individuals are encouraged to make SPCA donations online at www.delspca.org/one-time-donation/, to adopt a pet from the SPCA Georgetown Shelter by searching the online link at www.delspca.org/search-our-georgetown-shelter/ and obtain a dog license at www.petdata.com/for-pet-owners/dlw/license-online.
Vendors needed for car show CHEER will host its 6th Annual Classic Car, Truck & Bike Show on Saturday, Aug. 6, at the CHEER Community Center on Rt. 9, east of Georgetown. In addition to vehicles on display, the event will also have business displays, silent and live auctions, entertainment, a remote control model aircraft demonstration, and a craft show. A 10x10 space and a table to display informational materials is available for $30. Craft vendors are sought for outside of the Community Center along the entrance to the car show. Space and a table for craft vendors can be purchased for $35. Up to three additional tables can be rented for $10 each. Bring your own tent or rent one for $10. Set-up time for the craft show is 8-9:30 a.m. The car show will begin at 10 a.m. Pre-register for the craft show by July 30. For more information or an application, contact Florence Mason at 302-515-3045 or email@example.com.
Cold War's effect on DAFB On Saturday, Aug. 6, at 10:30 a.m. MSgt Eric Czerwinski, USAF, (Retired), adjunct instructor of history at Wesley College, will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives about Dover AFB's influence on the growth of the local area during the post-World War II era. The development of Dover and Camden were immeasurably affected by the growth of Dover AFB during the Cold War years. The need to house airmen and civilians became a driving force in the development of these local communities. New subdivisions sprouted up everywhere and for the first time, the commercial focus began its journey from downtown to the strip mall. The program is free to the public and will last one hour. Reservations are not required. For more information, contact Tom Summers 302-744-5047 or e-mail 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, 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.
Bus trip to see comedy play The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motor coach trip to the Rainbow Comedy Playhouse in Paradise, Pa. to see the comedy play, Perfect Wedding, on Wednesday, Aug. 3. Cost is $65 per person and includes motor coach transportation, luncheon buffet, the play and all tips and gratuities. Open to the public. Payment is due upon sign up and checks are payable to the Greenwood CHEER Center. The bus departs Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 6 p.m. For more information and to register, call Site Manager Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.
AARP offers trips AARP #1276, Salisbury, is offering the following trips: Sept. 14 - Sight and Sound to see the show Samson. Show, bus, lunch, etc. included. Nov. 14-17 - Trip to Myrtle Beach. Three shows, lodging, meals, etc. included. For more information, call 410-543-8244.
Trip to the Smoky Mts. October 24-28, 2016, travel to Pigeon Forge, TN. Cost for 5 days- $660.00 pp/doubles and $825.00 single. Included are four deluxe breakfasts & four full course dinners with shows. The Majestic Theater will help you wind down after your travel time the first day with dinner and entertainment featuring "The Soul of Motown." Next day experience a bus tour of the great Smoky Mountains with a step-on guide to answer all your questions and point out all the areas of interest as we travel. Keep an eye out for the black bears! There will be free time in Gatlinburg before heading off to the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Theater which will bring back memories of programs we all watched on TV. Your servers will participate in their rivalry along with the audience. End your evening with a show at the Smoky Mountain Opry featuring a talented group of singers, dancers, comedians, magicians, jugglers and musicians. Spend a day at Dollywood where you might choose to attend one of their many live musical performances or bring out the kid in you and hop on some unforgettable rides! A variety of shops are available if you are holiday shopping. End the day with a visit to Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner Show. A spectacular show that includes illusions, horsemaship and a four-course meal with lots of audience participation. Included is also a tour of the Pigeon Forge Titanic Museum with a tour guide to answer your questions, and also a brunch in the "secret dining room." You will board the ship and receive a "boarding pass," can sit in an actual life boat, steer the ship, and even send an SOS message. You will be able to touch an iceberg to experience the chill of the 28 degree waters that day. There are 20 galleries on two decks that contain artifacts from the Titanic and also a replica of the Grand Staircase. We will also visit "The Island" where you can take a ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel. The evening will end with a Southern-style meal and entertainment at the Majestic Theatre featuring the Smith Family, the Smokys' best known homegrown family of entertainers - Charlie, Jim, and Charlie Bob Smith. For more info, call Rose at 302-629-7180.
Nashville Christmas Tour Sign up now for the Nashville Christmas Tour, a bus trip presented by the Nanticoke Senior Center and Curran Travel, on Nov. 27 - Dec. 2. Enjoy the Nashville Nightlife Theatre, Grand Ole Opry, General Jackson Showboat, a three hour guided tour of Nashville, a Gaylord Opryland Hotel tour and much more. Double occupancy is $945 per person, single is $1,178 per person. Call the Nanticoke Senior Center at 629-3929 for more information and tickets.
Delaware Tech offers escorted tours Delaware Technical Community College and Accent on Travel, in conjunction with Collette Vacations, presents 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. All Delaware Tech Travel Programs feature:
For more information, call Accent on Travel at 302-703-6154 or email email@example.com.
- 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
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- Local registration appoints and document pickup at Accent on Travel for those unable to attend general meetings
Delmarvalous Quilt Guild meeting The next monthly meeting of the Delmarvalous Quilt Guild will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, 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 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.
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.
Ad Hoc Touring Company If you enjoy reading plays aloud, join the Ad Hoc Touring Company, an affiliate of Possum Point Players. The group meets the first Monday of each month at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown. To learn more about Ad Hoc, contact Roger Ault at 226-1118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Broad Creek Grange Meeting The Broad Creek Grange meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month, at Broad Creek Grange Hall (11198 County Seat Hwy., Laurel). For more details, contact Mary Tress at 875-3326. Visitors are welcome.
Fight against illegal drugs The Sussex County Action Prevention Coalition (SCAPC) meets the first Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Lighted Pathway Building, 425 E. Stein Hwy., Seaford. The group is dedicated to the prevention of substance abuse, addictions and other life related problems. Their vision is to ensure that the residents of Sussex County have access to the resources, services, and prevention needed and to implement strategies that will result in the reduction of the abuse and misuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other substances.
9-12 Delaware Patriots meetings The 9-12 Delaware Patriots meet twice monthly to discuss local, statewide and national issues, legislation, current events and upcoming elections. Elected officials, candidates and well known speakers/presenters are often in attendance. Meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month at Grotto's Pizza in Dover, and on the second Thursday of each month at Arena's in Milford. Both meetings begin at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join the stimulating and inspiring conversation. For more information, contact Karen Gritton at email@example.com or 302-381-6426.
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. The next meeting is Wednesday, Aug. 3. Lunch is available and new members are always welcome. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.
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.