Apply for board position The Seaford District Library, a (501c3) non-profit library, is accepting applications for a board position that ends on Saturday, June 30. Applications are available at the library. Applicants must live in the Seaford School District.
SHS lecture on May 7 Seaford Historical Society 2018 Lecture Series continues on Monday, May 7.The guest lecturer will be Maria Heyssel, a former SHS president and longtime active member. Heyssel will discuss nylon, its history, the plant, and its effect on Seaford and the world.This information was collected in 2015 when the society celebrated the 75th anniversary of the first nylon production. The lecture begins at 7:15 p.m. at the Manor House, 1001 Middleford Rd., Seaford. Admission is free. The series will be on hiatus for the summer. The next lecture will be held on Monday, Sept. 10.
Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled for May 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 Thursdays and Fridays from 1-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Classes are conducted around the corner at 105 Pine St. Special classes Sunday, May 6, 1-3 p.m. - Acrylic Pouring -Learn how to create abstract art using acrylic paint. Taught by three artists experienced in acrylic pouring, we will take you step-by-step from mixing paints to admiring your creation. All supplies will be provided but we ask that students bring an apron or paint shirt to protect their clothing.This class is for adult painters at any level from beginner to accomplished artist. Participation is limited to 12 students. Tuition is $20. Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 6-9, $40, includes supplies and light lunch. Saturday, May 26, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10-14, $40, includes supplies and light lunch. Ongoing classes Canvas and Coffee on Friday mornings is currently full and not accepting new students at this time.
Miss/Little Miss Seaford Pageant The Miss/Little Miss Seaford Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 11, at Seaford Senior High School. Applications are available at Cut N Up Salon, 609 W. Stein Hwy., Seaford, or by calling Bonny Hastings at 302-841-4884. Only the first 12 girls to apply to the Little Miss Seaford Pageant will be accepted.
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.
Yard Sale, BBQ Chicken Yard Sale and BBQ Chicken at Bethany Community Church, 28015 Kay Rd. and Route 9, Laurel, on Saturday, May 19. The yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Glassware, clothes, furniture, household items and more. Breakfast sandwiches will be available from 8 to 11 a.m. followed by chicken dinners from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain date is Saturday, May 26.
Chicken BBQ Laurel American Legion Post 19, 12168 Laurel Rd., Laurel, will host a chicken BBQ on Sunday, May 6 from noon to 4 p.m. Each platter includes half chicken, chips, baked beans, pickle and roll for $8.For large orders, call ahead at 875-9948. Rain or shine.
Family Bike Rally Trap Pond Partners 15th Annual Family Bike Rally will be held on Saturday, May 5. Registration is from 9 to 10 a.m. and the rally starts at 10:30. All riders receive a free t-shirt with registration. Bring your bike and join the fun.
Annual Strawberry Festival St. Philips 12th Annual Strawberry Festival will be held on Saturday, May 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Philips Episcopal Church, 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel. Come and enjoy scrapple sandwiches for breakfast and chicken salad with sides for lunch. There will be strawberry desserts of all kinds including homemade strawberry ice cream. Hope Lodge will serve oyster fritters and cream of crab soup. Enjoy the many vendors and crafters both inside and outside. Come for the strawberries and stay for the fun. All proceeds go directly to community outreach.
Oyster Sandwich Sale Odd Fellows of Laurel - Charity Lodge, 319 Poplar St., will hold their monthly oyster sandwich sale on Saturday, May 5 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. Eat-in or carry-out. Delivery available to businesses.
AYCE breakfast The American Legion Post 19 Riders will sponsor an AYCE breakfast at the Legion on Saturday, May 12, from 8 to 10 a.m.Cost is $8 per person, children under the age of 10 are free. For more information, call 302-238-7235.
Family Bike Rally Trap Pond Partners 15th Annual Family Get-In-Gear Family Bike Rally will be held on Saturday, May 5, at Trap Pond State Park in Laurel. Registration/sign-in begins at 9 a.m. and the bike rally starts at 10:30, at the sound of Fred Johnsons cannon. Enjoy a 5k Bike Ride around Trap Pond along with learning activities, vendors, a puppet show and more. For more information and to register, visit www.TrapPondPartners.com.
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 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.
All About Bridgeville A Springtime Tea - On Saturday, May 5 from 1-2:30 p.m., the library will host A Springtime Tea. Oh what fun this party will be, lets get dressed up and have some tea! Please join us for tea and a light luncheon that will include finger sandwiches and desserts. For ages 10 and up. Registration is required by 4 p.m. on Friday, May 4. Contact the circulation desk at 302-337-7401, ext. 101 to sign up. Early Learning Academy Fundraiser at Grottos Pizza in Seaford - Please join us for a fundraising event for Bridgeville Librarys Early Learning Academy. Enjoy dinner - dine-in or take-out only - at Seaford Grotto Pizza on Monday, May 7 from 4 to 9 p.m. When you present your voucher at the time of your order, 20 percent of your total bill will be donated to the Bridgeville Library Early Learning Academy. You must pick up a voucher ahead of time, as they will not be available at Grotto Pizza. You can pick up your voucher from the circulation desk or get one from any of our current students. Jazzy Java Caf featuring Ken Cicerale- On Saturday, May 12 at 2 p.m., the Bridgeville Library and Friends of the Bridgeville Library invite you to join us for our Jazzy Java Café featuring the smooth sounds of Ken Cicerale. Light refreshments will be available. This program is part of the 2018 Summer Concert Series.
Annual Prayer Breakfast The Kiwanis Club of Delmars annual prayer breakfast will be held on Saturday, May 5, at 9 a.m. in Camelot Hall in Delmar. Tickets are $5 and available at the door. The message this year will be delivered by the Rev. James Young of Union United Methodist Church.
Beef and Dumpling Dinner Join your local legislators for a Beef and Dumpling Dinner from 12:30 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, hosted by Republicans for Sussex. The dinner will be held at the Delmar VFW, 200 W. State St., Delmar, Md. This will be a great opportunity to meet with our western Sussex legislators, and have a delicious Sunday afternoon dinner, stated Ron Sams, RFS chairman. We are also planning a cake auction, and other fun activities. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Slices of homemade cakes will be available for dessert. Attendees can eat-in or carry-out. For ticket information, contact Sams at 945-2586.
Delmar class of 1966 reunion The Delmar High School class of 1966 will hold a breakfast reunion on June 9 at 9 a.m. at Delmar Diner. Questions, call 302-846-9805.
Sub Sale, Geranium Sale The Ladies Auxiliary of the Delmar Fire Department is sponsoring a Sub Sale and a Geranium Sale. Pick-up is from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 12. The geraniums, which are in 4 1/2 pots and available in red, pink, white and lavender, are $6 each. Twelve inch cold cut and turkey subs are available for $8 each. Advance orders only. To place your orders, call 410-896-3280, 443-359-5767, 443-493-3153 or contact any auxiliary member by Thursday, May 3.
Delmar Alumni Association The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trips for members, family, and friends: Thursday, Aug 23- Love, Lies and the Lottery: A winning lottery ticket worth hundreds of millions goes missing! Greedy friends and relatives plot and scheme and make this the funniest jackpot of the year. Thursday, Nov. 29- Christmas in Paradise- Three New York couples stranded by a snow storm in an Amish farmhouse learn the true meaning of Christmas. Both shows are presented at the Rainbow Comedy Playhouse in Paradise, Pa.The price is $127,25 per show which includes transportation, dinner, and show. For more information and reservations, contact Dot Wolfgang at 302-846-2366
Weekly chicken BBQ The Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company chicken BBQ is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from April 20 to Sept. 30. Dinner includes half a chicken or two leg quarters, roll, pickles, and chips for $7.50. For orders of 25 or more (just chicken), call 302-349-5241 by Monday at 9 a.m.
Bethel Museum exhibit A traveling exhibit Earth to Space from the Delaware Humanities and the Smithsonian will be at the Bethel Museum the second and fourth Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. beginning April 22 through June 24.
There will be rare views of events including volcanic eruptions, dust storms, and hurricanes though satellite imaging. The museum is located at 312 First Street in Bethel. Call 302-875-1906 for more information
Memorial Day Gospel Concert A Memorial Day Gospel Concert will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 28, at the Federalsburg Marina Park Pavilion in Federalsburg, Md. Featured artists will include One Day Closer, Donna Brown and Judy Laramore. Bring a chair and a friend. Concessions will be available and a love offering will be received.
Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic Homeless Cat Helpers Low Cost Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic will be held on Wednesday, May 9 and Friday, May 25 for stray cats, low income pet cats and feral cat colonies. Cost is $79/female and $46/male and includes rabies and distemper shots, pain meds and parasite treatments. Delaware spay/neuter vouchers accepted. To register and for more information, visit www.HomelessCatHelpers.org.
The Ark Awards Banquet The Ark Fourth Annual Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, June 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Crossroad Community Church in Georgetown. Keynote speaker will be Brian Bell. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students in K-12 and free for current ARK students and volunteers. Dinner is included. This event also provides money for scholarships to help families with tuition for the upcoming school year. Tickets go on sale May 1, and can be purchased at The ARK office or from a board member.
Kids Club Summer camp Campers will have a blast participating in fun games and activities during Kids Klub Summer Escape. Registration is now open for this Wicomico County Recreation & Parks summer camp, which is held at four locations: North Salisbury Elementary, Willards Elementary, Delmar Elementary and Westside Intermediate schools. The last week of camp is held at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. Kids Klub Summer Escape will be held Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. for boys and girls ages 5-13. The cost per week is $125 per child, with shorter weeks prorated, and optional field trips are $20-25 per trip.There are 10 theme weeks from June 20-Aug. 24. Initial registration for Kids Klub Summer Escape and payment should be made in person at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center box office, Salisbury. Weekly registration and payment can then be completed at www.WicomicoRecandParks.org. Purchase of Care is accepted. Space is limited. For more information, contact Program Director Brandi Belfield at 410-548-4900, ext. 109 or firstname.lastname@example.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 Sunday, 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.
DAR Mary Vining Chapter meeting DAR Mary Vining Chapter will hold a chapter meeting on Saturday, May 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the Seaford Library. Guest speaker will be the Laurel Chief of Police Danny Wright. You do not have to be a member to attend the meeting.
Widowed Persons The Seaford chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting at noon on Tuesday, May 15 at Stargate Diner in Seaford. Widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.
Overeaters Anonymous Do you have a problem with food? Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who meet to support each other in facing this issue in our lives. The group meets Thursday evenings at Milford Memorial Hospital in the Grier Building room 207, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Please call Carol at 302-245-3766 with any questions or to learn more.
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.
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. 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.
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.