Seaford Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled for February at Seaford Gallery 107. Details are available online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The Gallery, 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.
Special classes Saturday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 6-9, $40, includes supplies and light lunch. Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10-14, $40, includes supplies and light lunch. Please register at least a week in advance to ensure a place in the classroom.
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 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.
New exhibit at The Seaford Museum The Seaford Museum, 203 High St., Seaford, presents a new exhibit - What We Wore: Fashions from the Everyday Clothing Project - which opens Feb. 4. What We Wore is a nostalgic look at everyday clothing from 1880 to 1980. See a prized summer dress from 100 years ago, a coat that kept a generation of children warm through the Great Depression, a flappers woolen bathing suit, and more. Ghost stories, love stories, myths and mysteries follow these relics of everyday life. The Everyday Clothing Project is a Bridgeville based collection of everyday clothing worn in the mid-Atlantic states of the USA. What We Wore is a selection of some of the most interesting and outstanding pieces from this collection. The museum is open Thursdays through Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults and children 12 and under and SHS members are free. For more information, call 628-9828, email email@example.com, or visit www.seafordhistoricalsociety.com.
2017 SHS Lecture Series The Seaford Historical Society will kick off its 2017 Lecture Series at 7:15 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6, at the Manor House, 1001 Middleford Rd., Seaford. The first lecture features Maria Heyssel, SHS president, and James Blackwell, SHS vice president, who will present Whats Happening in the Historical Society, including information on SHS activities and the plans for the New Ross Station.
Saving the Monarch Butterfly Join Reclaim Our River (ROR Nanticoke) at the Seaford Library at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6, and learn about Saving the Monarch Butterfly. Mike McFarlin, who has raised hundreds of monarch butterflies, is attempting to repopulate Delawares monarch population which has dropped by nearly 90 percent in the last 20 years. Learn about migration routes, feeding requirements, raising monarchs and releasing the developed butterfly. Participants will not only receive free Milkweed seeds, but learn about the importance of native plants to native species in the local landscape. Representatives from local garden clubs and non-profits including the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance, Delaware Nature Society and DNREC will be available for information and questions. Call Nan Zamorski at 536-1722 for more information.
FCC Amateur Tech license class Sussex County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (Sussex County ARES) is sponsoring a two day FCC Amateur (Ham) Radio Technician license preparation class at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. Session I will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Session II will be held on Sunday, Feb. 26, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Participants are required to obtain an FCC Amateur Technician exam guide book and to begin studying prior to the weekend sessions. Exam guide books may be obtained online at www.arrl.org/ham-radio-license-manual or www.gordonwestradioschool.com/main/page_w5yi_training_resources.html. FCC testing will begin at 11 a.m., immediately following the conclusion of the second session. Donations are acceptable for participation. There is no fee for the FCC testing.
Fishing Expo The Big Mouth Lures will sponsor a fishing expo Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Laurel Fire Hall. 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. You can buy, sell, swap and trade all types of fishing equipment. Exhibit space can be rented. Admission $4 for adults, children under 14 are free. For more information call 302.344.1827 or 302.745.4668. Visit our website www.bigmouthlures.com.
Oyster Sandwich Sale Odd Fellows of Laurel Charity Lodge will have their monthly oyster sandwich sale at the lodge at 319 Poplar St., Laurel, on Saturday, Feb. 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. Eat-in or carry-out. Delivery available to businesses.
Dinner/Dance The Twinkle Dance Club of Laurel will hold its next Dinner/Dance from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Laurel American Legion Post 19, Rt. 24, Laurel. Enjoy a buffet dinner followed by dancing featuring a large variety of dance styles. Music will be provided by DJ Norm. Dancers of all abilities are welcome. Dress is dressy casual/Valentines. Must be at least 21 to attend.A cash bar is provided by the Legion.Cost is $25 per person.Reservations must be made by Feb. 3. No tickets will be sold at the door. For tickets, call Edith Snedecor at 877-0618.Visit our Facebook page, Twinkle Club, Laurel, DE or our website, www.twinkleclub.org.
Tribute concert to Frank Sinatra The Laurel Public Library will host a free screening of the concert Sinatra: Voice for a Century at the library on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. The New York Philharmonic concert is hosted by Seth MacFarlane. Singers Christina Aguilera, Chris Botti, Fantasia, Sutton Foster, Kyle Dean Massey, Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter and Sting pay tribute to Sinatra by performing some of his most famous musical works. This concert is made possible by Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings. This event is open to the public and light refreshments will be served. No registration is required, but questions can be directed to Gregg McCullough at 875-3184 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hearts for Hope Benefit gala The annual Hearts for Hope Benefit Dinner Dance and Silent Auction will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Laurel Fire Hall on Tenth Street, Laurel. Master of Ceremonies Dennis ONeal and Lisa Horsey will host the evenings events. DJ Sky Brady will provide music for listening and dancing. Dinner is catered by My Turn to Cook. A Night with the Stars will be part of the entertainment, featuring a variety of acts. Items for silent and live auctions are coming in from many established Delmarva businesses and estates. All proceeds support Hope House I and II, sponsored by the Laurel Community Foundation, a 501-C3 non-profit organization. Hope House I and II provide transitional housing for more than 20 homeless families each year. These services are not limited to residents of Laurel. Raising operating funds is challenging. Hope House I and II are not federally subsidized; they are supported solely through community efforts. Individual tickets are $30. A table for eight - for your employees, family, and friends is $200 - a savings of $40. Make a financial donation, donate an item for the auctions, or just come and enjoy the evening. Bring your checkbook or cash to purchase votes for the acts of your choice and bid on many fine auction items. All donations are tax-deductible. Tickets must be purchased in advance from any Laurel Community Foundation board member. Tickets will not be available at the door. For more information, contact the Laurel Community Foundation at 841-4007.
Annual Wine & Beer Event The Laurel Lioness Clubs Annual Wine, Beer & Spirits Event will be held on Saturday, March 4 from 7 to 10 p.m., at the Laurel Fire Hall. Enjoy an evening filled with wine, beer & spirits tastings, food to complement the tastings, live music and fundraising auctions. Tickets are available through Laurel Lioness members or Eventbrite online ticket sales, www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-stroll-beer-crawl-tickets-30928140902. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Credit cards will be accepted.
Little Miss, Miss Laurel Applications are now available for the 2017 Little Miss Laurel and Miss Laurel pageants presented by the Laurel Lioness Club onApril 7, at Laurel Middle High School. Applications can be obtained until March 23, at Laurel Town Hall, 201 Mechanic St., Laurel, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. All applicants must reside in the Laurel School District. TheLittle Miss Laurel pageant is open to girls from age 4 through first grade. The Miss Laurel pageant is open to freshmen, sophomore or junior girls. Applications must be returned to the Laurel Lioness representative on March 23, between the hours of 4-7 p.m., at the Lions Headquarters, 311 S. Central Ave., Laurel. Only the first 15 Little Miss applications and the first 12 Miss Laurel applications will be accepted. For more information, call 858-8500.
New Fine Art Exhibit The Bethel Museum invites you to view original art work by the faculty and alumni of the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. This visiting exhibit features blown glass, ceramics, archival digital photography, pen and ink, colored silver gelatin prints, and more. The museum is fortunate to have such a variety of fine art work to see and enjoy. Nine artists are participating, and some of their art work will be for sale. This exhibit ends at the end of March. Located at 312 First St., Bethel, the Bethel Museum is open from 2 to 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. The permanent exhibits showing the development of the maritime industry in Bethel during the 1800s, including three and four masted sailing ships, will also be open along with some history of the Nanticoke Indians who lived along Broad Creek hundreds of years ago.
Delmar Alumni Banquet is April 22 The 15th Annual Delmar Alumni Association Banquet will be held on Saturday, April 22, at the Delmar Fire Hall. A highlight of the evening will be recognition of the 2017 student scholarship recipients. Banquet details and registration information will be provided in the annual newsletter that will be mailed to association members in February. Delmar Alumni Association membership is not limited to graduates of Delmar High School. An associate membership is available for folks who did not graduate from DHS but have an interest in being a part of the association. Anyone wishing to become a member is encouraged to visit the alumni website at www.delmaralumni.net to download an application.
Bridgeville Library Self-Directed Exercise Sessions - The Bridgeville Library now offers self-directed exercise sessions from 6-7:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. All sessions are subject to other library programming, but we will have a calendar available so you can plan accordingly. DVDs will be played to help lead you to your health goals. We will start with walking for 30-45 minutes, and then yoga. Childcare, for children ages 10 and under, will be available for participants only. Children must be potty-trained. Childcare is free, but tips are appreciated. AARP Tax Appointments - Every Wednesday through April 12, AARP tax appointments will be available from noon to 3:45 p.m. Appointments are required. Items you must bring to your appointment include: 2015 tax return(s), Social Security Card for anyone on the 2016 tax return, valid picture ID, and all signers must be present. Call the circulation desk at 337-7401, ext. 101 to schedule your appointment. Friends Annual Warm Winter Soup for the Soul - Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall at Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville. Enjoy homemade soups, breads, salads, and desserts. We will also have a silent and live auction.
The Studio in Bridgeville The Studio in Bridgeville offers the following art classes. For more information, call Grace at 228-7859. Creative Weekly Art Classes - We will use a multitude of mediums, styles and techniques to complete projects such as drawing, painting, mixed media, 3D projects and crafts. Ages 6+. On Mondays, 1-3 p.m. or 3-5 p.m., year round. Adult Art Classes - Adults can focus on specific art techniques or complete interest based projects. On the first Friday of the month, 6-8 p.m. Private Art Instruction - Customized individual classes to meet your needs. Other classes and times available upon request or find new events online at www.facebook.com/fromthestudios.
Indoor Yard Sale The Post Groundhog Day Indoor Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tables are $10 each; if vendors bring their own tables, floor space is $10 per table.Cash payment only, first come/first serve.Set up time is 7 a.m. Bake sale and a 50/50 drawing for the day will be available. The public is welcome. The event is sponsored by the Greenwood Memorial VFW Auxiliary and will benefit National Veterans Services and National Military Services. For more information, call President Margo Ellers at 883-4922.
Hunting and Fishing Memorabilia Show The Fourth Annual Hunting and Fishing Memorabilia Show and Sale on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Reagan/Watson Auction building, 115 North Washington Street, in Milford. Admission is $4 or early bird admission at 8 a.m. for $10. Enjoy looking at, buying, or selling times related to hunting or fishing of yesterday and today. Contact Mike Pusey at 302-448-6467 for show information or table rentals.
Richard Allen Coalition benefit The Richard Allen Coalition, a diverse group working together to restore the Richard Allen School in Georgetown, will hold its second annual gala benefit on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 5 p.m. at the Georgetown CHEER Center. Tickets are $40 per person or $400 for a table for eight. Checks may be mailed to Richard Allen Coalition, PO Box 624, Georgetown, DE 19947. When Richard Allen School opened its doors it was a beacon of hope for African-Americans living in Jim Crow Delaware. When it reopens it will welcome all of us who want to learn about the past while helping our youth explore their talents and prepare for a wonderful future. For more information, contact Betty Deacon at email@example.com or 302-644-4303.
African American genealogy records On Saturday, Feb. 4, at 10:30 a.m. researcher Shamele Jordon will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives titled Underutilized Records for African American Genealogy. This presentation will go beyond census and vital records to show how to transcend the brick walls of African American research. Records created by the federal and county governments, organizations, employers and insurance companies will be examined. Other collections that will be discussed include mortgage records, Freedmens Bureau, Underground Railroad, and fire insurance maps. The program is free to the public and will last one hour. For more information, contact Tom Summers at 302-744-5047 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vendors sought for craft show CHEER, Inc. will host its annual Spring Craft and Hobby Show on Saturday, March 11, at the Warren L. & Charles C. Allen, Jr. CHEER Community Center on Sand Hill Road, east of Georgetown. Vendors who wish to participate can contact Florence Mason at 302-515-3045 or email@example.com for more information. The show will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is open to the public. Eight-foot tables are $30 for those selling items and $25 for people who only want to showcase their hobby. Additional tables are available for $10 each. Whatever you collect or make, bring it to show or to sell. Merchandise ranges from books, baseball cards, toys, woodworking and t-shirts to leather goods, magazines, antiques, military memorabilia, jewelry, and much more.
Central Sussex Bridal Show Join the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce at the 22nd Annual Central Sussex Bridal Show at Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club on Sunday, March 12 from noon to 3 p.m. Admission is $5; free for brides. Vendor spots are available. For more information, contact the chamber office at 302-934-6777 or visit www.millsborochamber.com. Casino magic at Foxwoods Join us on a trip to Foxwoods Resort Casino - the largest casino in the world - for some casino magic in Mashantucket, Conn., on March 29-31, 2017. Cost is $305 doubles/$419 single. Three days, two nights in the Great Cedar Hotel. Included are two buffet breakfasts, one buffet dinner and a $20 slot play for Foxwoods. Walk the sky walk or take the casino shuttle bus over to the Tower Casino. Staying in the casino also gives you free time to browse the many shops. After a buffet breakfast the next morning, we will leave in the early afternoon to visit the Mohegan Sun Casino where you will receive a cash bonus and a meal voucher for your buffet dinner. Later in the evening, we will return to Foxwoods for the night. After your buffet breakfast the next day, we will check out and travel to Mystic Village complex to explore the many shops there, or the Mystic Aquarium and Mystic Seaport (within walking distance), before beginning our journey back home. Call Rose at 629-7180.
Azalea Festival Join us on a trip to the Azalea Festival in Norfolk, Va. April 27-30, 2017. Four days/three nights. Cost is $525 per person/doubles. Three breakfasts, three full course dinners, including the Spirit of Norfolk dinner cruise with music and entertainment. Also includes:
- A driving tour narrated by naval personnel through the Naval Base which is the worlds largest naval installation - the home of more than 78 ships of the Atlantic Fleet. Also home to aircraft carriers, submarines and historic homes from the 1907 Jamestown Exposition.
- The Chrysler Museum of Art.
- A visit to the general Douglas MacArthur memorial to view a tribute to his life.
- Gather at the Scope Arena for an amazing performance of the Virginia International Tattoo show of marching troops. This show consists of over 1,000 military and civilian performers from several nations sharing their unique music, dance, culture and pride. Emotions for all nations military will touch your heart as you stand for the Star Spangled Banner.
- Reserved seats for the 64th Annual Parade of Nations sponsored by NATO followed by the NATOfest activities in Town Point Park, which features booths from each NATO country, entertainment, activities and food vendors from their countries. Call Rose at 629-7180.
Trip to Winchester Winchester,Va. May 9-11, 2017. Cost is $405 for doubles. Trip includes three days, two nights in the historic George Washington Hotel; two buffet breakfasts and two full course dinners; one dinner with performance by Patsy Cline tribute singer at the Picadilly Public House; admission to Harpers Ferry National Park, the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, the Glen Burnie House and the Patsy Cline Historic House; and a tour of downtown Winchester, Patsy Clines hometown, where you will learn much more about her life. Call Rose at 629-7180.
Trip to Kentucky Caroline County AARP 915 is sponsoring a trip to Ark Encounter, Creation Museum, and Renfro Valley on May 16-22, 2017. The trip includes admissions to Ark Encounter, Creation Museum, Renfro Barn Dance Show, Bandstand, Mt. Gospel Jubilee, Kentucky Horse Park and Country Music Museum/Hall of Fame. Tour historic Berea, Stonewall Jackson House, American Celebration on Parade. For more information, call Diana at 410-754-8189.
Trip to Nova Scotia Nova Scotia trip - Sept. 17-23 - Must have a passport. Cost: $1,265 per person/doubles. Included are six breakfasts and six dinners. Call Rose for more information at 629-7180. Day 1 - travel to Portland, Maine. Next, travel to New Brunswick, the oldest incorporated city in Canada. Here at Saint John you will visit the famous Reversing Falls where the high tides of the Bay of Fundy meet and overpower the St. Johns River and force it to reverse and flow back upstream. Travel to Halifax, stopping at Hopewell Rocks, where 50 foot tides have carved the worlds largest flower pots out of the cliffs. Nowhere else on earth are the tides as high as the Bay of Fundy. Time for sightseeing in Halifax before a tour of the Citadel National Historic Site and a visit to the Public Gardens and Fairview Lawn Cemetery and the burial place of the Titanic victims. Also a buffet dinner at the Casino Nova Scotia. Travel to Peggys Cove and observe the lighthouse built in 1868. Off to the town of Annapolis Royal for free time before boarding the Digby Ferry that takes you to Saint John for a lobster dinner and lodging. Next day head back south with a stop to visit Franklin D. Roosevelts summer home and retreat at Campobello Island. A lot of history here about the well-to-do families. Continue on to Portland for dinner and overnight lodging before returning home the next day. Call Rose for more information at 629-7180.
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 atthe CHEER Center, 20520 Sand Hill Rd., Georgetown.
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.
Nar Anon meeting on Saturdays There will be a Nar Anon meeting at Centenary United Methodist Church on Market Street in Laurel on Saturdays at 6 p.m.
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 meeting 9-12 Delaware Patriots Sussex County meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 9, at Captains Pizza and Grille, 24832 John J. Williams Hwy., Millsboro. Meetings start at 7 p.m. Come early for dinner. This months meetings will cover sanctuary cities, balance of power in Delaware, successful campaigns, and inauguration experiences with guest speakers. Join us for good food, conversation, fellowship and enlightenment.
Writers Group Kingdom Writers Fellowship, a Christian group of aspiring writers, is welcoming new members. If you enjoy writing, desire to improve your writing, and would like the encouragement and support of a small group, consider visiting KWF. Meetings are held monthly on the second Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Alliance Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford. For more information, call 858-2239 or 628-4594.