Community Weaving Workshop The Education Department is sponsoring a weaving workshop for children ages 8 to 12, on Sunday, Feb. 11 from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Seaford Museum on High Street. Cost is $10 and includes the yarn, weaving loom and needle. We will complete a small wall hanging with three different weaving techniques, which will prepare you for larger projects ahead. Reservations are required by Friday, Feb. 9, by calling the museum office at 628-9828 from 1 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday through Sunday.
SHS lecture on Feb. 5 Seaford Historical Society Lecture Series 2018 begins Monday, Feb. 5. Guest speaker will be Diane Miller, Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center, who will present an overview of the center and Harriet Tubman activities in the context of slavery and the Underground Railroad on Delmarva. All lectures are held at the Manor House, 1001 Middleford Rd., Seaford at 7:15 p.m. Admission is free.
Saving the Monarch Butterfly Join Mike McFarlin who has single-handedly raised hundreds of monarchs each summer in an attempt to repopulate Delawares monarch population during a presentation at the Seaford Library on Monday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. This is the first presentation of the 2018 Reclaim Our River-Nanticoke (ROR Nanticoke) program. Come learn about this majestic butterflys migration routes, raising monarchs from eggs, feeding and, ultimately, releasing the developed butterfly. Free milkweed seeds while supplies last. Come early to visit information tables. For more information, contact Alice Mohrman at 422-0847 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Philip Miller at 739-9939 or Philip.email@example.com.
Bingo Night The Seaford Kiwanis Clubs annual Bingo Night will be held on Saturday, March 10, at the Seaford Moose Lodge, 22759 Bridgeville Hwy. (old Rt. 13N), Seaford. Prizes include Longaberger, Vera Bradley handbags and Wusthof Knives. There will also be a silent auction, raffle prizes, and many door prizes. Refreshments will be available. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7. Tickets, which are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, are available at Soil Service (629-7054), or from any Kiwanis member. For more information, call 542-6245. Participants must be 18 to play.
Spaghetti dinner VFW Auxiliary Post 4961, 9767 Middleford Rd., Seaford, will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25. Adults are $8, children ages 12 and under are $6.
Free tax returns The AARP Tax-Aide program will be preparing free tax returns at the Seaford Elks Club for the 2017 tax season. IRS certified counselors will be available to prepare returns starting Feb. 7, and every Wednesday until April 4. Appointments are required and can be made by calling Pat James at 245-2320. Taxpayers are required to show a government issued photo ID plus their social security card(s). Please bring your 2017 tax information and your 2016 tax return.
Seaford Gallery 107 classes The following classes are scheduled for February 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 on Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 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. 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 6-9, $40, includes supplies and light lunch. Saturday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10-14, $40, includes supplies and light lunch. Call Karen at 302-236-7226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Ongoing classes: Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.
Basket Bingo The Seaford Lions Club will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at the Seaford Moose Lodge, Rt. 13A, Seaford. The Basket Bingo will consist of 20 games and will feature several Longaberger baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door.Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Longaberger large wreath basket. Attendees are encouraged to donate a gently used pair of prescription eyewear to support the Lions Recycle For Sight initiative. A special drawing will be held for everyone who donates eyewear. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, contact any Seaford Lions Club member or call 629-4179 or email KLHoch@msn.com.
Upcoming events at the library The Laurel Public Library is hosting a variety of programs. Adults who enjoy making desserts will enjoy Build a Better Cupcake. The program will feature a brief presentation on decorating cupcakes plus the opportunity for each attendee to decorate a cupcake. The program, held on Monday, Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m., is free and all materials are provided. Registration is required. Call 875-3184, e-mail Gregg.email@example.com or stop by the library to sign up. The library is forming bridge classes for individuals looking to learn to play bridge. The class will include eight weekly sessions to provide instruction and practice in playing the game. Those interested in signing up for the class should call 875-3184, e-mail Gregg.firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the library to sign up and note the day and time theyd like the class to be held.
Oyster Sandwich Sale Oddfellows of Laurel Charity Lodge will hold their monthly oyster sandwich sale on Saturday, Feb. 3 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 located at 319 Poplar St., Laurel. Eat-in or carry-out. Delivery is available to businesses.
Valentines Day Dinner/Dance The Twinkle Dance Club of Laurel will hold a Valentines Day Dinner/Dance on Saturday, Feb. 10 from6:30 to 10:30 p.m., at the Laurel American Legion Post 19, Rte. 24, Laurel. Enjoy a buffet dinner followed by dancing with music provided by DJ Norm.Also enjoy a large variety of dance styles.Dancers of all abilities are welcome.Dress code is jacket and tie and dressy casual. Must be at least 21 to attend.A cash bar is provided by theLegion. Reservations must be madeby Saturday, 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.
Quarter Auction A quarter auction will take place Jan. 26 at the Laurel Fire Hall, with doors opening at 6 p.m/ and the auction starting promptly at 7 p.m. Ticket is $5 including one paddle and each additional paddle will be $3. All proceeds to benefit Laurel Lions community service projects for more information contact Wendy 302-875-3902 or Jim at 302- 841-8874. Raffle tickets on sale also for 43 inch Sharp Flat Screen TV.
Fishing Expo The Big Mouth Lures will sponsor a fishing expo Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Laurel Fire Hall from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. You can buy, sell, and trade all types of fishing equipment. Exhibit space can be rented. Food will be available for purchase. Admission is $4 for adults, children under 14 are free. For more information call 302-344-1827 or 302-745-4668. Visit www.bigmouthlures.com.
Laurel Lions Pizza Night Laurel Lion Pizza Night will take place on the first Tuesday evening of each month from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Laurel Pizzeria. Ten percent of each check will be donated to the club. Check at the register for a coupon or ask and 10 percent will be donated to the Laurel Lions Club. Please help or non-profit club and our service projects.
Laurel Library fundraiser On every fourth Tuesday evening, from 5-9 pm, the Friends of the Laurel Public Library have a 10 percent night at the Laurel Pizzeria. By presenting a coupon (found at the cash register) along with the check, the Friends receive 10 percent of the amount. This money is then used to support activities for the young people of our community. Help the non-profit group, The Friends of the Laurel Library, provide great programming for our young people.
Fundraisers at the Delmar VFW The public is invited to join the Delmar VFW for a Steak and/or Shrimp Dinner from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26, at the VFW Post, 200 W. State St., Delmar, Md. Dinner will include a tossed salad with choice of dressing, a baked potato with sour cream and/or butter, and a dinner roll. Call 410-896-3722 for carry-outs. Cost is based on the four different combinations of New York strip steak and shrimp. Proceeds benefit the many charities and organizations supported by the Delmar VFW. A Beef & Beer All-You-Can-Eat Dinner will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27, for those 21 and older at the VFW Post. Cost is $20. Call 410-896-3722 for carry-outs. In addition to the AYCE Dinner, there will be a live and silent auction. Tickets can be obtained from any Delmar football player or at the VFW Post after 4 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Delmar Football team.
Events at the library Childrens Area Open House - You are cordially invited to the unveiling of our updated Childrens Area on Thursday, Feb. 1. Join us at 10 a.m. or 6 p.m. for either of our Open House events. Refreshments and fun activities for all. Be sure to register for our February Family Reading Challenge. Reading is the foundation for education success and achievement! AARP Tax Appointments - Every Wednesday from Feb. 7 thru April 11, AARP tax appointments will be available from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; appointments are required. Items you must bring to your appointment are 2016 tax return(s), Social Security card for anyone on the 2017 tax return and valid picture ID. All signers must be present. Call the circulation desk at 337-7401, ext. 101, to schedule your appointment today. Friends of the Bridgeville Library - Warm Winter Soup for the Soul - The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will host their Warm Winter Soup for the Soul on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m., at Jimmys Grille Banquet Hall, 18541 S. Main St., Bridgeville. Join us for homemade soups, breads, salad, and dessert. We will also have door prizes and a silent and live auction. This event is free and open to the public.
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.
Ground Hog Day Yard Sale The Greenwood Memorial VFW Auxiliary of Post 7478 invites the public to its annual Ground Hog Day Indoor Yard Sale on Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Post at the corner of Governors Ave. and Mill St. in Greenwood.Set up begins at 8 a.m., doors open to the public at 8:30 a.m. and the event concludes at 2:30 p.m. Tables and table space (if vendors bring their own table/displays) are rented at $10 each. Accepting cash only for table/space rental, and payment due before vendors set up.First come, first served regarding rental requests.There will be baked goods, food for sale and coffee, water, and soda and a 50/50 raffle held on site and drawn at 2 p.m. Yard Sale tables and new sale items tables are welcome. Proceeds support programs for veterans and active duty military personnel. For more info contacts: Pres. Margo Ellers (302-883-4922) or Sec. Michaele Russell (302-349-4220). They will be unavailable Jan. 2026.
Ruritan Breakfast Buffet The Ruritan will resume its monthly breakfast buffet on the last Sunday of the month at the Galestown Community Center, 5538 Schoolhouse Rd., Galestown, Md.
The breakfast will be held from 7 to 10 a.m. on the following Sundays: Jan. 28, Feb. 25, March 25, April 29 and May 27 - weather permitting. The menu includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, creamed chipped beef, biscuits and sticky buns.
Seniors meet for lunch Social seniors of the Lunch Bunch meet at 11:30 a.m. for lunch each Thursday. On Jan. 25, we gather at Millsboro Pizza Palace, Rte. 113, Millsboro. All seniors are welcome. For more information, call Regina at 302-280-6199.
CHEER Spring Craft Show CHEER, Inc. will host its annual Spring Craft and Hobby Show on Saturday, March 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Warren L. and Charles C. Allen, Jr. CHEER Community Center on Sand Hill Road, east of Georgetown. The show is free and open to the public. Merchandise ranges from books, baseball cards, toys, woodworking and t-shirts to leather goods, magazines, antiques, military memorabilia, jewelry, and much more. Vendors who wish to participate may contact Florence Mason at 302-515-3045 or email@example.com for more information. Eight-foot tables are $35 for those selling items and $30 for people who only want to showcase their hobby. Additional tables are available at $10 each, electrical outlet use is $5 extra.
Volunteer with Read Aloud Delaware Read Aloud Delaware is looking for volunteers who love to read to children. Volunteers usually read one to two hours per week at local childcare centers. Sign up online at www.readalouddelaware.org or call 856-2527 for more information.
Imagination Library donation The Caroline County Public Library has partnered with Dolly Partons Imagination Library to provide a specially selected book each month for a preschool child until their fifth birthday. A tax-deductible gift of $25 will provide a high quality, age-appropriate book each month for one year, mailed directly to a Caroline County childs home. Stop by the Caroline County Public Library, pick an Imagination Library train from the tree, and share the joy of reading.
Overeaters Anonymous Overeaters Anonymous, a fellowship of individuals who meet to support each other and and their issues with food, meet Thursday evenings at Milford Memorial Hospital in the Grier Building room 207, from 5:30-6:30. Call Carol at 302-245-3766 for more information.
Lunch Bunch Social seniors of the Lunch Bunch meet at 11:30 a.m. for lunch each Thursday. On Feb. 1, we will gather at Ocean Grill, 32564 Long Neck Rd., Millsboro. All seniors are welcome. For more information, call Regina at 302-280-6199.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Toastmasters Club Southern Delaware Toastmasters Club meets at the Crossroad Community Church, 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.
Self-paced computer training Learn basic and intermediate computer and information processing skills using computer assisted tutorials. Topics include computer basics, Microsoft Office, Internet search applications, email and more. A facilitator is available to get you started and answer questions. Prior computer experience is helpful but not required. Sessions are held Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m., in the Nason Room at the Seaford District Library. Call the Seaford Library at 629-2524 to reserve a seat. Walk-ins are also welcome.
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 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.
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 email@example.com.
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. Lunch is available. New members always welcome. For details, call Diane at 228-0235.
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.
Sussex County Stamp Club The Sussex County Stamp Club meets the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Johns 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.
Explore your ancestry with SCGS The Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS), an organization dedicated to promoting genealogy and education to encourage and instruct in genealogical research, can help you search your ancestry. SCGS holds monthly membership meetings from September to May that feature informative presentations. General meetings take place on the third Saturday of each month at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Visitors are welcome. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org.
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.
9-12 Delaware Patriots The 9-12 Delaware Patriots meetings are taking place. Kent County meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month. Sussex County meetings are held the second Thursday of each month.
Christian Writers Fellowship Vine and Vessels Christian Writers Fellowship offers support, networking and opportunities 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.
Altzheimers support Milton Senior Center located at 24855 Broadkill Road hosts an Alzheimers Association Caregiver Support Group on the second Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. This is a free program and any interested persons are urged to attend. Jamie Magee, Program Coordinator for the Association, will attend the meeting on Feb. 8 at 1 p.m.to talk about dementia. If you are caring for someone who has any type of dementia, this is the time to get all your questions answered. There is no registration required, just show up. We hope to see you there. There are more than five million Americans who had Alzheimers disease (AD) now, and, by mid-century, that number will triple up to about 16 million. Women are almost twice as likely as men to develop AD and account for almost two thirds of those five million.
Bus trip to flower show The CHEER Travel Club will sponsor a bus trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show on Monday, March 5. The Flower Show attracts thousands of visitors annually to the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This years theme is Wonders of Water. Expect lots of fountains, ponds, rain gardens, and other water features. The show will showcase the extraordinary plants, creativity and talent of this regions top horticulturists and designers along with award-winning landscape and floral designers. The bus will depart at 8 a.m. on March 5 from the Warren L. and Charles C. Allen, Jr. CHEER Community Center at the corner of Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road, east of Georgetown. It will return at approximately 6 p.m. Cost is $55 per person. Lunch is on your own. The public is invited to enjoy this venture. To make your reservation, call Robin Greene at 515-3063.
Transportation for veterans In Sussex County there are several transportation opportunities available for our veterans. One of them is located in Seaford. This eight passenger van carries veterans to and from the VA Hospital in Elsmere and to and from the VA Clinic in Dover. It tries to operate on Mondays and Wednesdays but will transport at other times if needed. If you need this transportation, call the dispatcher at 302-858-7588.