SSA Shamrock 5K The Inaugural SSA Shamrock 5K sponsored by the Seaford Swimming Association (SSA) will be held on the Chapel Branch Nature Trail in Seaford on Saturday, March 17. Registration is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. and the race starts at 9. Awards will be given to the top overall male and female runners and top two females and males in the following age groups: 11-20, 21-30, 31-50, 51+. Download registration forms at www.swimssa.com. For more information, contact Cory Darden at 448-1473 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual geranium sale The Western Sussex Branch of AAUW is taking pre-orders for their annual geranium sale to raise scholarship money for a local Western Sussex County high school student and a Delaware Space Academy student. Lakeside Greenhouse in Laurel will again provide quality plants. Pre-orders are due by Friday, April 6. Available colors are: red, white, pink, salmon, and fuchsia. Price for each 6 pot is $4.50. To order, call 629-4619. The plants will be available for pick up at the West Seaford Elementary School parking lot across from the Nanticoke Senior Center on Saturday, April 28, between 8 and 11 a.m. Geraniums not picked up by 11, will be sold to the public.
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.
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 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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Oyster Sandwich Fry Members of Hope Masonic Lodge #4 located at 102 West Sixth, Laurel, will hold their monthly oyster sandwich fry at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 17. Fried oyster and crab crab cake sandwiches, and homemade cream of crab soup will be available. Members of Delmar Adah Chapter #5 Order of the Eastern Star will be selling desserts.
Events at the Laurel Library Gloria Steinhem film - The film Gloria: In Her Own Words tells the story of political activist, journalist, and feminist movement leader Gloria Steinem, and it will be shown at the library at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, and will include time for discussion. Light refreshments will be served. All programs are free and everyone is welcome. Prime for Life workshop - In partnership with Kent-Sussex Community Services, the library is hosting the workshop, Prime for Life. The interactive workshop for families explains the risks for alcohol and drug abuse and how to reduce them. Participants receive practical prevention solutions and lunch is served to attendees. They will also receive a free trip to a destination selected during the workshop. Registration is required. Call 505-2932 to sign up or for questions.
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 andLaurel 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.
Lions Club dinner and show The Bridgeville Lions Club Show will be held on Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17 at Woodbridge Middle School. Show time is 7:30 p.m. and admission is $7. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner prepared by the Class of 2020, prior to the show from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Cost is $10 or $6 for ages 12 and under.
Bridgeville Library events Library Fundraiser Exhibit - The Bridgeville Library will exhibit the HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography of Gene Bleile from March 19 - April 26. The exhibition will showcase landscape, nautical, oceanscape, floral and architectural images of local interest, including photographs from Seafords Ross Mansion and Woodland Ferry, along with images of Lewes and Rehoboth beaches. Additional photographs include images of Outer Banks/Nags Head, N.C., Colonial Williamsburg, Va., Gettysburg, Pa., Chincoteague, Va. and Cornwall, England. Those who make a $30 contribution will select and order one print of their choice. Contributors of $50 will receive two prints, of $70, three prints, and of $100, four prints. All checks are payable to the Bridgeville Public Library. Photographs will be ordered and may be picked up during the first week of May. Library closures - The library will be closed on Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31.
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.
Beef and Dumpling Dinner Dine out with the Delmar Public Library on Sunday, March 18, for a Beef and Dumpling Dinner, served at the VFW Delmar Memorial Post 8276, 200 W. State St., Delmar, Md. Dining hours are 12:30 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $14 per person and include beef and dumplings, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, rolls and butter, tea and coffee. Eat-in or carry-out. Bake sale items and 50/50 also available. All proceeds support the librarys capital campaign. Tickets are on sale at the library or on the librarys website. For more information, visit the library or call 846-9894.
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 email@example.com 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 856-2527 for more information.
Meet Democratic candidates Democratic 35th & 39th RD meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, at 215 High St., Seaford, in the Linda Vista Community Room. Guest speakers and candidates attending are Kathy McGuiness, candidate, state auditor; Dennis E. Williams, candidate, state auditor and Chris Johnson, candidate, attorney general.
Lunch Bunch meeting Social seniors of the Lunch Bunch meet at 11:30 a.m. each Thursday for lunch. On Thursday, March 22, the group will gather at Millsboro Pizza Palace, Rt. 113 southbound, Millsboro. All seniors are welcome. For more information, call Regina at 302-280-6199.
NARFE meeting NARFE, National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Western Sussex Chapter 1992 will meet at noon on Monday, March 19, at Pizza King, 300 W Stein Hwy., Seaford. Speaker will be Fran Todd, director, Nanticoke Senior Center, Seaford.
Radio Club meeting The Nanticoke Amateur Radio Club will hold its monthly meeting in the Command Center of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital on Saturday, March 17. Ray Sokola, K9RS, a retired electrical engineer with Hewlett Packard, will give a presentation on wire antenna design. Individuals interested in amateur radio are invited to attend. Contact Pat Ryan at 629-6454 for 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.
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 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.
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.
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 and opportunities 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 Ð 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.