Summer Food Service Program The Seaford School District is participating in the 2017 Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided, on a first come, first served basis, at the sites and times as follows: Seaford High School breakfast - 7:508:20 a.m. and lunch - 11:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m.; Blades Park lunch - 10:3011 a.m.; Mobile Gardens lunch - 11:1511:45 a.m.; Mt. Olivet Church lunch - Noon to 1 p.m.; Seaford Presbyterian Church - lunch - Noon to 1 p.m.; Miracle Revival Center - lunch - Noon to 1 p.m.; Christ Lutheran Church - lunch - Noon to 1 p.m.; Seaford Public Library lunch - 12:1512:45 p.m.; Clarence Street Church of God lunch - 1-3 p.m.; St. Johns UMC lunch - 2-2:30 p.m.; Miracle Revival Center afternoon snack - 2:30-3 p.m.; Christ Lutheran Church afternoon snack - 2:303 p.m. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
Gallery 107 classes for July The following classes are scheduled for July at Seaford Gallery 107. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The Gallery, which is located at 324 High St., Seaford, is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Classes are conducted around the corner at 105 Pine St.
Special classes Impressionistic Oil Painting with Linda Steere.3-5:30 p.m. Saturdays: July 15, 22, 29 and Aug. 5, 12 - Learn the unique painting techniques of the Impressionist painters, such as Monet and Renoir. The only prerequisite is a love of oil painting combined with some basic drawing skills. $100 for members and $120 for future members. Contact Linda at Steere8@comcast.net with any questions plus the supply list. Please sign up at least a week in advance at Gallery 107. Anyone interested in childrens classes for July should contact Karen Owens at 302-236-7226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ongoing classes Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.
Sewing classes Sign up for sewing classes at Butlers Sewing Center in the Nylon Capital Shopping Center in Seaford. The classes will benefit the beginners as well as the more experienced. Classes are July through December. Come by or call Shirley Butler at 629-9155 and she will put you in the right class. Butlers also teaches quilting classes.
Up Close Concert by the Watsons The Seaford Museum, with its summer exhibit on country music, will host two family friendly Up Close Concerts with Greg and Teresa Watson at 1 and 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 16. Seating, which is $10 per person, is available for only 50 individuals per concert. Both artists are natives of North Carolina, becoming Delaware residents in 2015. Lifelong musicians, they have played with several of the biggest names in music such as Marty Haggard, Steve Rabbit Easter, and George Hamilton. The Watsons have won several awards for excellence in music, the latest of which was Artist of the Decade. Profits will go primarily toward the building of the new Ross Station at the Ross Plantation. Also appearing will be Jerry Butler, formerly of The Continentals. Only 100 tickets are available and may be purchased online at www.seafordhistoricalsociety.com or at the Seaford Museum at 203 High St., Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., before the concerts.If there are any tickets left over, they may be bought the day of the concert.
Seaford Block Watch Meeting You are invited to Seaford City Hall (use the ramp door) on July 17 at 7 p.m. The program will be How to be successful with your exercise routine by Jonathan Souder. Light refreshments will be provided. Please call 629-5643 with any questions.
Annual Golf Tournament The Trinity Foundation will hold its Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 30, at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville. The tournament serves as one of the largest fundraisers for the Trinity Foundation, which has donated more than $450,000 to health and wellness, community necessities, and youth activities and leadership. The format is a four-man scramble at $100 per golfer. Hole and tournament sponsorships are available from $90 and up. The tournament includes: 18 holes of golf, a golf cart with GPS, a continental breakfast, a full lunch buffet, complimentary driving range balls, goodie bag, tournament recognitions and awards and more. To participate in the tournament as a golfer or sponsor, call 262-8467 or email email@example.com.
Recycled Cardboard Boat Race Its time to start saving your cardboard and designing your cardboard craft for Reclaim Our Rivers Fourth Annual Recycled Cardboard Boat Race which is Saturday, Aug. 5, at 11 a.m., at the Blades Marina. Trophies will be awarded in 10 different categories including youth, teens, family, individual, businesses or organizations besides the popular Titanic Award, Best Constructed, Peoples Choice, Pride of the Fleet and Most Whimsical. Come for the fun, food, good-hearted teamwork and, of course, laughter. Proceeds from food sales go towards Reclaim Our River - Nanticoke (ROR) for a River Restoration Project. For mail in entry form, how-to video and rules, visit delawarewatersheds.org. Contact Alice at 422-0847 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laurel Library The Laurel Public Library is hosting several events in July. All events are free and open to the public. The Laurel Public Library is hosting an exhibit, A Voyage to Health, through Saturday, Aug. 12. The six-panel display explores the revival of Kahoolawe (traditional voyaging), an important part of Native Hawaiian culture. Soundz of Steel - Soundz of Steel, a steel drum band, will perform at the library on Monday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m. The band, comprised of young adult steel drum players, plays a variety of genres such as Carribean, top 40, popular tunes, gospel, and jazz. All ages will enjoy this concert. Creek Freaks Educator Workshop - The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance is hosting a two-day workshop for educators, Creek Freaks Educator Workshop, which will introduce patrons to a basic overview of stream ecology by actively participating in classroom activities, outdoor experiences, and stream monitoring in the field. This workshop is provided by the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance, and registration is required. To register, visit tinyurl.com/y7onw6hz.
Trap Pond Summer Concert Series Trap Pond State Park in Laurel will hold concerts on Saturdays through Labor Day, Sept. 2, at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call the concert hotline at 875-5163. July 15-Charlie and the Cooltones July 22-Zodiac Jack July 29-Sara Ann Garrison Aug. 5-The Reminders Sept. 2-Second Chance Blues
Crab Feast and Cornhole Tournament The American Legion Post 19 is sponsoring a crab feast and cornhole tournament on July 22. There will also be 50/50, a silent auction, and a crab basket raffle. The cornhole tournament will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The tournament is pre-registration only and is $50 per (two person) team. The crab feast is from 1 - 5 p.m. Tickets are pre-sale only and $45 a person. Cut-off date is July 15. Tickets can be purchased at Laurel Legion, Post 19 (12168 Laurel Road, Laurel). For more information, call Dina Lee or Dickie Elliott at 302-875-9948; Hoot Holloway at 302-236-2525; or Clyde Crossan at 302-538-7334.
Events at the Bethel Museum The dates for the free outdoor movies are: July 29 (to be announced) and Aug. 12 (to be announced). Snacks and drinks will be available for sale. Bring a blanket or chair. Movies air at 8:30 p.m. at the museum. Attention all mariners: dont miss a one day event, Wednesday, July 19, at 2 p.m., presented by expert Don Willey teaching the art of knot tying. Learn all methods of knot tying including the challenging bowline knot. (This event is limited to teens and adults). Don Willey will also have a one day presentation, Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 2 p.m., lecturing on Chesapeake Bay boats with models of different vessels. This event will also display many ship carpenters tools. The Historical Society is booking reservations for vendors for the craft show on Nov. 25-26. All events are held at 312 First St., Bethel.
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.
Bridgeville Senior Center events The following events will be held at the Bridgeville Senior Center in July. Friday, July 14 - 10 a.m. - How to Prevent Heat Stroke, presenter - Debbie; 11 a.m. - UNO & Wii; Noon - Lunch Monday, July 17 - 9:30 a.m. - Visit Produce Junction & Bylers, Dover; 1 p.m. - Lunch at the Center Tuesday, July 18 - Visit Roxana CHEER Center for Lunch & Bingo Wednesday, July 19 - 10 a.m. - Bible Study; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Big Lots Thursday, July 20 - 9:30 a.m. - Walgreens; 10:30 a.m. - Fill in the Blanks Game; Lunch - 11 a.m.; Noon - Bowling Friday, July 21 - 10:30 a.m. - White Elephant Bingo; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Dollar General, Bridgeville
Bridgeville Library Self-Defense Training for Adults - Retired Marine Defense Instructor Darron Todd will be at the library training adults in self-defense. Receive instruction on multiple defense techniques intended to empower and build self-confidence in participants. Classes will be held from 6-7 p.m. on Monday, July 17, Wednesday, July 19, Monday, July 24, Tuesday, July 25, Thursday, July 27, Tuesday, Aug. 1, and Thursday, Aug. 3. Classes are free and open to the public. Space is limited, and registration is required. Contact the circulation desk at 337-7401, ext. 101 to sign up.
Backyard Conservation Workshop The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance (NWA) will host a free, one-day Backyard Conservation Workshop at the Greenwood Public Library on July 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Geared toward homeowners, this interactive workshop will include presentations about rain barrels, rain gardens, native plants and pollinators, composting, lawn fertilization, and more. In addition, participants will receive 45-gallon EarthMinded RainStation rain barrels, soil test kits, and backyard conservation packs that include Nanticoke River Watershed Atlases, native plant guides, and more. Lunch will be included. This workshop is sponsored by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Greenwood Public Library and is an event in the Reclaim Our River: Nanticoke Series. The Backyard Conservation Workshop is free but limited to 20 participants. Registration is required. To register, please complete a brief form at http://nanticokeriver.org/greenwood/. For more information, please contact Beth Wasden, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator at email@example.com or at 443.944.1175.
Christmas in July VFW fundraiser Greenwood Memorial VFW Auxiliary 7478 will host their annual fundraiser to benefit veterans programs on Saturday, July 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Post in Greenwood.
The theme is Christmas In July and will feature a silent auction, bake sale, food for shoppers, and vendors.Tables are available for $10 (cash only) plus one item from the vendor for the silent auction.50/50 tickets for a cash drawing on Veterans Day will go on sale in time for Christmas shopping.Raffle tickets for a $100 gas card at Wawa (two winners drawn on Aug. 19) are also available from the Dept. of DE VFW Auxiliary ways & means committee. Table or table space is available on a first come, first served basis.Come help our veterans and do some early Christmas shopping. The public is welcome. For more information, call President Margo Ellers at 302-883-4922 or Secretary Michaele Russell at 302-349-4220.
Spaghetti Dinner and Bake Sale The VFW Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial Post 7478, 303 Mill St., Greenwood, will sponsor a Spaghetti Dinner and Bake Sale at the Post on Friday, Aug. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. The menu includes spaghetti, salad and bread. Adults are $7, children ages 4-11 are $4, and children ages 3 and under are free.Take-out or eat-in. Proceeds benefit the Delaware Stand Down for Homeless and Needy Veterans and VFW National Military Services Programs. The public is welcome. For more information, contact President Margo Ellers at 302-883-4922.
New Sock Drive Greenwood Memorial VFW Auxiliary Post 7478 will hold its Annual New Sock Drive this summer through Sept. 15.Needed are new socks for male and female veterans which include diabetic socks, socks for extra-large shoe sizes, and socks of all colors and styles. All socks must be in their original packaging. The sock drive provides socks for the Delaware Stand Down for homeless and poverty level veterans, resident veterans in health care facilities, Code Purple shelters in the winter and other emergency situations. The goal is 1,000 pairs of new socks for the men and women who put their lives in harms way to protect our country and to protect our freedom. Packaged new socks are another way to say thank you for your service. Contact Secretary Michaele Russell (349-4220) for more information.
Patriotic Book Drive Because patriotism was always a part of the American education system, the VFW Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 in Greenwood invites the public to join them in their annual summer Patriotic Book Drive for five school libraries in the Woodbridge School District. New books - hard cover preferred - will be collected through Aug. 20. The new books should be considered age-appropriate for grades K-12 and reflect patriotism, good citizenship, American history, civics, American values, and voting/elections processes. For more information on the patriotic book drive, contact Secretary Dr. Michaele Russell (349-4220) or President Margo Ellers (883-4922).
Pet first aid seminar Often, dog and cat owners do not know what to do in the event of an emergency medical need regarding their pets. This seminar will address what supplies you should have on hand, symptoms you should look for, and when you should call the vet. There will also be a demonstration of obedience training by dog trainer Dean Anderson and his dog Kenzo. The seminar will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Felton-Viola United Methodist Church, 101 E. Main St., Felton. The event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not required. To learn more, visit www.feltonviola.org or call the church office at 302-284-3590. .
Alumni Association offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trips for members, family and friends. Trips include: Thursday, October 19- The Buddy Holly Story, Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Lancaster, Pa. - $95. Thursday, October 26- Sex, Please. Were 60, Rainbow Comedy Playhouse, Lancaster, Pa. - $95. Wednesday, December 13- Miracle on 34th Street, Tobeys Dinner Theatre, Columbia, Md. $99.50. For more information and reservations, contact Dot Wolfgang at 302-846-2366.
Ark Trip On Sept. 23-27 there will be a trip to Williamstown, KY to Ark Encounter. The Ark is built to the approximate measurements of Noahs Ark, which makes it one and a half football fields in length and taller than a four story house. In addition to the Ark Encounter, the group will visit Creation Museum and Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Flight 93 Memorial, and ride the Duquense Incline. The cost of the trip is $664 per person based on double occupency and also includes four nights lodging, four breakfasts, Riverboat Dinner Cruise, a German dinner with entertainment at the Hofbrauhaus, and dinner at Grand Concourse in Pittsburgh, all taxes and gratuities included. For additional information, contact Fran at 629-4416.
Trip to Wheeling, WV Dec. 13-15 - Trip to Wheeling, W.V. Cost: $359 per person/doubles. Travel to Wheeling, W.V. to see the Christmas Festival of Lights Celebration. After motel check-in, a visit to Oglebay Park to watch the Winter Fantasy Displays with a laser light show, model train exhibit, gingerbread houses and a miniature holiday village. A Christmas dinner show before going back to Oglebay Park to view the Festival of Lights after dark. Day 2 - a step-on guided tour of Colonel Oglebays Mansion Museum and the Wymer General Store. Visit the Glass Museum and Artisan Center featuring over 3,000 examples of Wheeling glass from 1829-1939. Downtown Wheeling for lunch on your own at the Wheeling Centre Market. A visit to the 1892 Eckhart House which depicts life in the Victorian Age. A stop at Wheeling Island Racetrack & Gaming Center and receive a bonus package. A stop at the Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum before heading back home. For more information, call 629-7180.
Trip to Sight & Sound Trip to Sight & Sound Theatre to see JESUS on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. This is a brand new show next year. Must sign up early to get good seating. Cost per person is $129 and includes a smorgasbord meal before the show at the Shady Maple. Must have a $29 deposit to secure your name on the list. For more information, call 629-7180.
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.
9-12 Delaware Patriots 9-12 Delaware Patriots will not meet in July and August due to summer vacation. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month in Sussex County. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 14, at Captains Pizza and Grille, 24832 John J. Williams Hwy., Millsboro at 7 p.m. Come early for dinner. Meetings are free and open to the public.
Overeaters Anonymous Weve found freedom from compulsive overeating. Overeaters Anonymous meets every Thursday from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., at the Milford Hospital, Grier Building, Room 207.For more information, call 302-245-3766 or visit www.OA.org.
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.
Laurel Boy Scouts Laurel Boy Scouts meet Mondays at 7 p.m., upstairs at Centenary UMC. For more information, contact Cliff Alpert at 228-2390 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
36th Democratic RD meeting Registered Democrats in the Sussex County 36th RD are encouraged to attend the next regular monthly meeting being held at the Arenas Restaurant in Milford on Monday, July 17. Committee meetings and optional Dutch treat dinner will commence at 6:30 p.m. The 36 Democratic RD meeting will be called to order at 7.The business meeting will include information from the Sussex County executive committee, state party and on local initiatives. All registered Democrats in the Sussex County 36th RD are encouraged to attend and current members are encouraged to bring friends.
Seaford Chapter of Widowed Persons The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, July 18 at noon at Stargate Diner in Seaford. Widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Please come by and join the group.
Nanticoke Conservancy meeting Join us for the next meeting of the Nanticoke Conservancy at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, at the offices of Lank, Johnson & Tull on Market Street Extended. We will be planning our next communityevent, Caring for Chapel Branch, which takes place on Saturday, Oct. 14. This even tlets everyone share in western Sussexs legacy of land conservation by helping keep our 300 acres andfour miles of trails at Chapel Branch welcoming for everyone.
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.
VVA meeting Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Sussex County, Delaware, Chapter 1105 monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, July 20, from noon to 1 p.m. at Amvets Post 2, Long Neck Road, Millsboro.Chapter officers meet at 1130 a.m. Contact Joe at 302-542-3889.
Christian Writers Fellowship Vine and Vessels Christian Writers Fellowship offers support, networking andopportunities to aspiring writers and poets. If you possessa God-given talent and a passionate desirefor writing, this group is for you. Seize this opportunity to grow your creative writing skills and connect with other writers. Meetings are heldon 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.
Toastmasters Club Southern Delaware Toastmasters Club meets at the Georgetown Public Library at 123 W. Pine Street, 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.
Republican Womens Club meeting The Seaford Republican Womens Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 27, at the Seaford Pizza King. Everyone is welcome.