Seaford Gallery special events The following events are events for the Seaford Gallery, located at 324 High Street in downtown Seaford. Classes are conducted around the corner at 105 Pine Street. Seaford Clay Show, featuring many of the major potters of the Eastern Shore, to continue through Oct. 14. Oct. 7: Fall for Art fund-raiser at Trap Pond State Park to take place from 2-6 p.m. Tickets on sale at the Gallery ($50) include a delicious meal and one alcoholic drink. Live entertainment by Keith Mack, hayrides, silent auction, wine tasting and members art. The following are classes scheduled for October. Details are provided on the website. http://nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html Fridays, 10 a.m. until noon, Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5. Anyone interested in childrens classes for the month of October, please contact Karen Owens at 302-236-7226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Book Sale The Friends of the Seaford District Library annual Book Sale will be held on Oct. 5Ð7, at 600 N. Market St. Ext., Seaford. Hours are: Thursday, Oct. 5 Ð 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6 - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 - 10 a.m. to noon Bag Sale - $1/bag on Saturday, Oct. 7 - noon to 3 p.m. Proceeds go to Friends of the Seaford Library to support library programs and activities.
Kids Coloring Contest To celebrate Public Power Week, the city of Seaford in partnership with the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation (DEMEC) is inviting children ages 5 to 9, whose parent(s) or guardian(s) are city of Seaford utility customers, to participate in the city of Seaford Kids Coloring Contest. Those who enter have a chance to win a prize package including a Family Four-Pack of tickets to the Delaware Childrens Museum, coloring books, stickers, a water color paint book and more. Children are encouraged to have fun expressing their talents while using their choice of coloring supplies. Crayons, markers, colored pencils or paint - there are no limitations when it comes to color. One winner will be selected and featured on the city of Seaford and DEMECs websites and social media pages. Deliver the completed artwork to city of Seaford by mail to PO Box 100 or in person at 414 High St., Seaford, DE 19973. Once entries are submitted, they cannot be returned. Please make copies of the original artwork to keep before entering the contest. All entries must be received or postmarked by Oct. 7.
Harvest Moon Party Celebrate fall at the Harvest Moon Party, the Nanticoke Senior Centers largest fundraiser, on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 4 to 9 p.m., at Hoopers Landing in Seaford. Enjoy a full buffet, cash bar and bid on Chinese silent auction items. Dance the night away to the seven piece high energy dance band, Chasin Time, while sipping apple pie moonshine. Other activities include a putting contest for $5 from 5 to 7 p.m. A cornhole tournament starts at 6 p.m. Cost is $20 per team, 75 percent payout. Tournament registration starts at 5. Tickets are $50 per person or $95 per couple and can be purchased at Nanticoke Senior Center, located at Hoopers Landing, Seaford, or online at nanticokeseniorcenter.com. For more information, call the center at 629-4939 and ask for Fran Todd. All proceeds benefit the programs and services provided by the Nanticoke Senior Center, which provides a lunch program, socialization, local and extended trips, and a homebound meal program.
Community Yard Sale The Salvation Army will hold a huge Community Fundraiser Yard Sale on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Salvation Army Building Parking Lot, 22318 Sussex Hwy., Seaford. Enjoy homemade baked goods, hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and beverages. For a yard sale space, which is $15, call Jennifer at 628-2020.
Spaghetti Dinner St. Johns Church Mens Club Spaghetti Dinner will be held at the Fellowship Hall on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. Take out starts at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for kids ages 12 and under. All proceeds will benefit the Seaford Community Food Closet and Camp Pecometh in Centreville, Md. For tickets, contact Dave Baker or Donny Dickerson or any member of the St. Johns United Methodist Mens Club or St. Johns Church.
NRWC celebration is Oct. 14 The Nanticoke River Watershed Conservancy (NRWC) invites the public to come celebrate our local natural resources at Chapel Branch, just west of Seaford at 492 Woodland Road, on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. For additional information about the NRWC, visit us on the web at www.NanticokeConservancy.org Grab your gloves and your favorite garden tool an well see you at Chapel Branch on Saturday, Oct. 14.
Homecoming at Mt. Olivet Homecoming 2017 will be held at Mt. Olivet UMC, 315 High St., Seaford, during an all day open house on Sunday, Oct. 15. Schedule of events 8:30-9:30 a.m. - Early service in the chapel 9:30-10:45 - Fellowship breakfast 11-Noon - Service in the sanctuary Noon - 2 p.m. - Lunch and other activities - historical exhibits, trivia contest, scavenger hunt, Children @ Worship, youth talent show and skits 2-3:30 - Celebration - Music and Memories Visits from former pastors and musicians, community ministry partners are expected and former and current church members are invited to attend. Transportation will be provided for guests from the Manor House and from around town. For more information and to request a ride, call 629-4458. More information is also available online at www.mountolivetseaford.org, on Facebook and in The Messenger.
Seaford Block Watch meeting Seaford Block Watch will hold a meeting on Oct. 16 at Seaford City Hall at High Street (use ramp entrance) at 7 p.m. The program is on Emergency Preparedness and preparing for Make a Difference Day. Refreshments will be provided. Call 629-5643 with questions.
Safe Boating Class The Nanticoke River Sail & Power Squadron will conduct a Safe Boating Class on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Grace Baptist Church, 805 Atlanta Rd., Seaford. Pre-registration will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club, 33 Market St., Blades, from 9 to 11 a.m. Call 629-6083 for more information. Course fee is $20 per person or $30 for a family of up to three people. It is strongly recommended that you pick up the textbook on registration day in order to be prepared for class. Those who want to attend should contact John Kisser at 629-6083.
Free Soup Social A free soup social will be held each Tuesday evening from 5 to 6 p.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church (200 W. Market St., Laurel) following the summer hiatus.
Fall for Art fundraiser The Nanticoke River Arts Council and Gallery 107 will present Fall for Art, a fundraiser, on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Trap Pond State Park in the Baldcypress Nature Center in Laurel. For a map, visit www.nanticokeriverartscouncil.org. Tickets are $50 each and include: one drink, dinner with a variety of desserts, live entertainment by Keith Mack, a silent auction, hayrides, fire pit and a display and sale of members artwork. A wine tasting by Liquid Assets will be available for $5. Tickets are available at Gallery 107, 324 High St., Seaford. For more information, call Tammy Kearney at 629-2829 or Christina Darby at 629-4321.
Oyster Sandwich Sale Odd Fellows of Laurel Charity Lodge will have their monthly oyster sandwich sale on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 11 a.m. until 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 at 319 Poplar St. Eat-in or carry-out. Delivery to businesses is available.
Learn how to interpret family records Laurel Public Library will host Reading and Interpreting Family Records with Major Nathaniel Mitchell Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), on Thursday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees will have time to network with other genealogy researchers. Nabb Center Research Assistant T. Aaron Horner will guide participants through how to read family records and use them to solve family research queries. Attendees may bring their own lunch or go out to eat. For more information, contact Gregg at 875-3184 or e-mail email@example.com.
Dinner/Dance The Twinkle Dance Club of Laurel will hold its next Dinner/Dance on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., at the Laurel American Legion Post 19, Rt. 24, Laurel. Enjoy a buffet dinner followed by dancing. Live music provided by Bob Hughes. Join us for a Cha Cha line dance lesson before dinner. There will be a large variety of dance styles for your enjoyment.Dancers of all abilities are welcome. Dress code is jacket and tie/dressy casual. Must be at least 21 to attend.A cash bar is provided by the Legion.Cost is $30 per person.Reservations must be made by Oct. 7.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.
Mystery Dinner Theater Foot Light Productions presents Murder on Sunset Boulevard, a mystery musical dinner theater, on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Laurel Fire Department. The story involves silent screen star Norma Despot who is planning a return to the silver screen, not a comeback, and shes letting no one stand in her way. Meet Max her loyal servant whos keeping an eye on Madames new boy toy. This mystery features three songs from the Broadway play Sunset Boulevard. Menu includes fried chicken, stuffed shells, mixed green salad with assorted dressings, mashed potatoes, California blend vegetables, beets, baked apples, rolls and butter, assorted mini desserts, coffee/iced tea/water. The meal will be prepared by the Laurel Ladies Auxiliary. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; dinner is available at 6 and the show will follow dinner. Tickets are $40 per person and all proceeds support the building fund campaign of the Delmar Public Library. Tickets are available at the library, by calling 846-9894 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Online ticket sales are available online at delmarpubliclibrary.org.
Events at the Historical Society Bethel Historical Society is having a yard sale at the Museum (312 First St., Bethel) on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 7 a.m. - 12 p.m., along with a town-wide yard sale. Spaces available for $10. No food vendors. No electrical hookup available. Food/drink for sale by Bethel Historical Society.
For further information, contact Kathy Layfield at (302) 875-1906. On Oct. 11, Historic Preservation Planner for Sussex County Dan Parsons will lecture on projects concerning archeology, historic structures, and preservation tax credits. Lecture held at Laurel Pizzeria at 6:30 p.m. Percentage of dinners purchased at this event benifit Bethel Historical Society. RSVP to Kevin Phillips at (302)858-3840.
Beef and Dumpling dinner The Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting their semi-annual Beef and Dumpling dinner on Nov. 18 from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Carry outs will be available. Tickets are $14 for adults and $7 for children, 12 and under. Advance tickets only. No tickets will be sold at the door. For tickets call 410-896-3280, 443-359-5767,443-493-3153 or contact any auxiliary member..
Bridgeville Library Library closed - The Bridgeville Library will be closed on Saturday, Oct. 14 and Monday, Oct. 16. Home Town Carnival - Join us at the Hometown Carnival on Thursday, Oct. 12, from 4-9 p.m., and enjoy the carnival without the crowds; everyone is welcome. One price bracelets for $18, and tickets are available. Single tickets are $1, 20 tickets for $18, or 40 tickets for $30. COPE Van and Flu Shots - On Thursday, Oct. 19, the COPE Van will be at the library from 2 to 4 p.m. for health screenings. The Delaware Division of Public Health will be here from 2 to 5 p.m. to administer free flu shots for ages 9 and up.
Concert at Sam Yoder Farms Delmarva Gospel Music presents The Browns and The Hyssongs and Amanda Jones in concert on Friday, Oct. 6, at Sam Yoder Farms, in Houston, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6. General admission is $23 and tickets can be purchased by calling 302-531-7997 or302-422-8315; online at delmarvagospel.com; or at the door.
Horse Obstacle Course Challenge Changing Fates Equine Rescue and Happy Horses 4-H Club will hold a Horse Obstacle Course Challenge as a fundraiser for both groups on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 595 Cedar Grove Church Rd., Harrington. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the event begins at 10. Pre-register for $25 at www.changingfatesequine.org or the day of the event for $30. There will be room for horse trailers, ribbons given for first through fourth place and three classes - lead line, junior and senior. For more information, call 302-339-5065.
Craft Yard Sale A unique yard sale of scrapbooking and craft supplies will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to noon, at the UD Paradee Center, 69 Transportation Circle, Dover.The event is sponsored by the Kent County 4-H Exchange Group to help raise money to support hosting an interstate exchange student program. Rent a space to sell your unwanted scrapbooking and craft supplies for $20 per space which includes two tables and chairs.Food will be available throughout the day by the 4-H Exchange Group. For more information, contact Lynn Wilkins at302-222-0257or the Kent County Extension Office at302-730-4000.
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.
NYC holiday bus trip On Saturday, Dec. 9, visit New York City around the holiday! Bus leaves Seaford Walmart parking lot at 5:30 a.m. and drops off around Time Square. Pick-up in NYC at 7:30 p.m. and return to Seaford around midnight. All activities and food are extra. tickets are $65/pp, non-refundable, and includes tip to driver. There are 56 seats available on a first come basis. Deadline to purchase seats is Nov. 17. This is a fundraiser for the Sussex Tech Swim Team. Checks made payable to STST. For more information or to purchase your seat(s) contact Vicki at 302-542-0668 or Coach Thomas at 302-448-6369.
Trip to Wheeling, WV There will be a trip around Christmas in Wheeling, WV. Dec. 13-15. The cost is $359.00 pp/doubles. The trip will be for two nights and three days to get you in the Christmas spirit. Included are two breakfasts and a Christmas dinner with holiday entertainment. After the show, meet a step-on guide for a tour thru more than 300 acres of Christmas themes, lighted trees, flooded landscapes and light-enhanced historical buildings. Admissions to Oglebay Park to see the winter fantasy displays featuring a laser light show, gingerbread houses, train exhibits and more. Also a visit to Colonel Oglebays Mansion Museum and the 1892 Eckhart House - with your tour ending having tea and confections. For more information call Rose -302-629-7180.
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.
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.
MOPH meeting There will be a Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) meeting on Oct. 7, at 10 a.m. at Pizza King, located at 358 East DuPont Hwy (RT South 113) in Millsboro. All combat wounded are invited to come and meet fellow combat wounded veterans. For more information, contact John Jackson at 302 228-9577 or by email at MOPH1787@gmail.com. Visit the groups Facebook page at https://facebook.com/moph1787 for information on veteran health care, benefits, and employment information.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary meeting The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the second Sunday 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.
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.
Sussex GOP Executive Committee meeting The Sussex GOP Executive Committee meeting will take place on Monday, Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Georgetown Cheer Center for the 2018 Election Campaign Kickoff. See sussexgop.org for details.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
Sea Purls meeting The Sea Purls Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association, which normally meets the first Wednesday of the month, will meet the second Wednesday in October - Oct. 11 - from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Cheer Community Center, 20520 Sand Hill Rd., Georgetown. Lunch will be available. New members always welcome. For details, stop in and visit or call Diane at 228-0235.
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 The 9-12 Delaware Patriots meetings have resumed after the summer break. Kent County meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month. Sussex County meetings are held the second Thursday of each month. Meetings are free and open to the public. Thursday, Oct. 12 - Captains Pizza and Grille, 24832 John J. Williams Hwy., Millsboro - 7 p.m. - Come early for dinner.
DAR meeting The Daughters of the American Revolution - DAR Mary Vining Chapter will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Seaford Library. Guest speaker will be Jimmy Blackwell. Anyone who is interested in learning more about DAR and CAR, Children of the American Revolution, is welcome to attend.