Inviting butterflies to your yard Would you like to invite butterflies to your yard? Come learn how flowering native plants not only attract butterflies (and other important pollinators) to your yard but help purify our water as well. Alice Mohrman, educator at Abbotts Mill Nature Center, will present Gardening for Clean Water and Butterflies on Monday, March 26 at 6 p.m., at the Seaford Public Library. Come early to visit our information tables. This is the second program of 2018 for the Reclaim Our River-Nanticoke, following last months popular Saving the Monarch Butterfly. Free milkweed seeds will be available while supplies last. Contact Nan Zamorski at 434-294-3736 for any questions/concerns.
Tilly Escape walking tour The Seaford Museum will hold the annual walking tour commemorating Harriet Tubmans Tilly Escape using the Steamboat KENT to bring an escaping slave, Tilly, from Baltimore down the Nanticoke and then up to Seaford and then north to freedom in Canada in 1856.The walking tour will take place at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 10. The tour, which is free, will be led by the Seaford Museum Curator, Jim Blackwell, who researched the escape and submitted it for approval by the National Park Service to be accepted as one of the valid Tubman escapes during the Underground Railroad period. The tour will begin in the lobby of the Seaford Museum, proceed down to the river where the Baltimore steamboat landed, and then up to the Gateway Park area of the hotel where they spent the night, to walk in the footsteps of Harriet Tubman. The group will then see the interpretation of the escape in the museums Harriet Tubman exhibit where copies of pictures of the details of the escape, as well as Dorfman models of the two characters, are enclosed.
Department 56 at Seaford Museum The Seaford Museum is featuring a Department 56 Exhibit through May. In the 1980s, Department 56 started making high quality porcelain models of 18th century English housing and people and has since branched out into other times and areas. This exhibit, with more than 120 buildings, several hundred people, trees, bushes, and signs is featured in the Webb Room of the Seaford Museum.Because this collection is tied with the Christmas season, look closely to see if you can locate any Santa Clauses checking to see who is being naughty and who is being nice! Following this exhibit, the Webb Room will feature a World War I exhibit with posters from the Smithsonian and other artifacts from the museums collection throughout the summer. The museum, located in the old Post Office on High Street, is open Thursday through Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.The Department 56 Exhibit is part of the $7 museum entrance fee or $3 for only the Webb Room entrance.
Seaford Gallery 107 classes The following classes are scheduled for March at Seaford Gallery 107. For more details, visit nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The Gallery, which is located at 324 High St., Seaford, is open 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, March 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 6-9, $40, includes supplies and light lunch. Saturday, March 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.
Lenten specials at Our Lady of Lourdes Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, 532 E. Stein Hwy., Seaford, is offering Lenten Specials, a fish dinner or vegetable lasagna with dessert, on Fridays of Lent, March 2-30, from 4:30-7 p.m. Eat-in or carry-out for $9 per person.
Ladies Auxiliary meeting The Ladies Auxiliary of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department, Inc will hold its next meeting on Monday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at the fire house. Anyone interested who is at least 18 years of age may join the auxiliary. Please contact Isabel Stevenson for more information at 302-245-5418 or 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.
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.
Garden Club meeting The Laurel Garden Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 15, at the Laurel Public Library. The presentation will be Landscaping With Native Plants, by Master Gardener Terry Plumber. Make your garden life easier with less watering and less fuss. Plant native trees, shrubs and perennials for a delightful landscape. Terry will introduce you to a wide variety of native plant materials that will draw insects, and the birds that love to eat them, to your garden.
Wetlands Celebration Day Adventure awaits at the second annual Wetlands Celebration Day on Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Trap Pond State Park.The first 125 cars will receive free admission to the park. Fun for the whole family including free pontoon boat tours, canoe rentals, self-guided hiking trails, exhibitors, bike rally and more. For more information, call 302-739-9939 or visit de.gov/wetlandscelebration.
Laurel Civic Club scholarship The Laurel Civic Club is offering a $1,000 scholarship.This scholarship is given in memory of Robert Ellis. The scholarship is to assist a student with strong community service.Graduating seniors that reside within the Laurel School District, but not necessarily attending Laurel High School, are eligible. Applications are available at the Laurel High School, Sussex Tech High School and Laurel Public Library. Contact Lawrence Elliott at 302-875-3320 for additional information. Application deadline is April 30.
Laurel Lions Club presents 57th annual showboat show March 23-24 The Laurel Lions will present the 57th annual showboat Laurel Lions Club Spring Show on March 23-24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Laurel High Auditorium. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 4-12, and free for children three and under. There will be singing and comedy for all. There will be some new talent from outside the Lions Club along with your favorite Lions Club singers. New talent includes Morgan Perdue, Daniel Premo, Joran Hunt, Bruce Boyce, Will Parker, the Centenarians, and the Sunshine Boys. Tickets are available at the door or from any Lions Club member.
Little Miss, Miss Laurel Pageant The Laurel Lioness Club will present the Little Miss and Miss Laurel Pageant 2018 on Thursday, March 29 at Laurel Middle School. Contestant applications are now available for the pageant until March 8, 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. The Little Miss Laurel pageant is open to girls from age 4 through first grade. The Miss Laurel pageant is open to girls who are high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Applications must be returned to the Laurel Lioness representative on March 8, 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.
Adult Craft Night Join us at the Bridgeville Library on Friday, March 23 from 6-8 p.m., for crafts, fun and friendship. We will be making a wine bottle springtime flower decoration. All materials will be provided. You may bring your own wine bottle to decorate, however, it must be empty, clean, and free of labels. We are also accepting empty and clean wine bottle donations. Please bring your donations to the library by Monday, March 19. Light refreshments will be available. Registration is required by Wednesday, March 21. Contact the circulation desk at 337-7401, ext. 101, to sign up.
Bridgeville Lions Club show The Bridgeville Lions Club proudly presents its 65th Annual Club Show, St. Patricks Day on Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17 at the Woodbridge Middle School auditorium (formerly Woodbridge High School) on Laws Street in Bridgeville. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 each and are available from any Bridgeville Lions Club member or at the door.
Bridgeville Library Basic Tech Assistance - We have replaced our Technology Classes with Basic Tech Assistance, which will be offered on a walk-in basis every first and third Monday from 5-7 p.m. If you need more than basic assistance, you can visit Inspiration Space available at the Seaford and Georgetown libraries. AARP Tax Appointments - Every Wednesday 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.
Chicken salad, oyster sandwiches The Ladies Auxiliary of the Delmar Fire Department will be offering homemade chicken salad, soup and oyster sandwiches for sale on Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The following items will be available: chicken salad - $12 quart or $3 cup, $3 sandwich; oyster sandwich - $8; vegetable beef soup, chicken noodle soup or peas and dumplings - $7 quart or $3 bowl. Advance orders are requested, but walk-ins are welcome.To place your order, call 443-359-5767, 410-896-3280, 443-493-3153, or see any Ladies Auxiliary member.
Spaghetti Dinner The Bi-State Ruritans are sponsoring an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Saturday, March 17 from 3 to 6 p.m., at Melson Church Community Hall, Melson Road and Melson Church Road, east of Delmar.
One hundred percent of all funds from this event go directly back to the needy in the community. Cost is $10 per person and includes spaghetti, salad, bread, iced tea and coffee. Desserts will be available for a nominal fee. A Chinese Auction will also be held. Tickets for eat-in or carry-out will be available at the door. For ticket information, call 410-726-6268.
Youth Conservation Festival Delaware Ducks Unlimited presents the 2018 Youth Conservation Festival on Saturday, April 14 at 12613 Road 602, Owens Station, in Greenwood. The events registration will be from 8-10 a.m. with activities from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This will be a day for the youth to learn about conservation and outdoor activities. The program is free and includes one-year Greenwing membership, lunch, and more. Visit www.greenwingde.org or contact Christy Willis at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Beef & Brew Fundraiser for Hospice Delaware Hospice will hold a Beef & Brew Fundraiser at the Georgetown CHEER Center on Friday, March 23 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Enjoy music by The Funsters and bid on prizes in raffles and a silent auction. To purchase tickets, contact Peggy Dolby at 856-7717 or visit www.delawarehospice.org.
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: 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.
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 856-2527for more information.
Widowed Persons Service The Seaford chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting at noon on Tuesday, March 20 at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. Widowed persons of all ages are invited.
Lunch Bunch meeting Social seniors of the Lunch Bunch meet at 11:30 a.m. each Thursday for lunch. On Thursday, March 8, the group will gather at Millsboro Pizza Palace. All seniors are welcome. For more information, call Regina at 302-280-6199.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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 thisopportunity 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.
Alzheimers 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.
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.
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.