World War I exhibit In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, and in partnership with The Smithsonian Institution, the Seaford Museum is proud to present a summer exhibition with the Smithsonian: World War I: Lessons and Legacies. The exhibit includes not only international efforts of the war, but also local aspects of World War I from the Seaford Museums local collection. The exhibit is open Thursday through Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m., beginning June 9. Admission to the museums Webb Room exhibit is $3; kids ages 12 and under, active military and families and members are free.
Cruise to Bermuda The Acorn Club of Seaford is sponsoring a cruise on the Celebrity Summit to Bermuda from May 19-26, 2019.The trip is all-inclusive, including coach transportation from Seaford to the cruise terminal in Bayonne, N.J. All meals, tips, and transport of baggage is included as well as a $300 shipboard credit. All travelers must have a valid U.S. passport. For more information, contact Carolyn Griffith at 302-629-4471.
Family Movie Night Join us for Family Movie Night at Jays Nest Complex in Seaford at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 30. Rain date is Sunday, July 1. Bring your lawn chairs and a favorite snack. This event is sponsored by St. Johns Chapel and the City of Seaford.
Safe Boating Course Nanticoke River Sail & Power Squadron will host a Delaware Safe Boating Course on Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $20 per person or $30 for a family of up to three. Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1978, MUST complete a Safe Boating Course to legally operate a motorized vessel in Delaware waters. This course isalso accepted in Maryland. Contact John Kisser at 302-629-6083, for more information.
Seaford Gallery 107 classes The following classes are scheduled for June. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The Gallery, which is located at 324 High St., Seaford, is open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Classes are conducted around the corner at 105 Pine St. Special classes Realistic Watercolor Painting with Jim Rahn - Thursdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28, 6-8 p.m.Lessons will involve the process he uses from start to finished painting, including materials used, along with techniques for achieving desired results.Students will have a chance to test these skills on their own paintings from their reference photos. Skill level - intermediate to advanced.Cost: gallery members - $80,non-members - $100. Class size limited to 12. Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens - Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., ages 6-9, $40, includes supplies and light lunch. Acrylic Pouring Class - Sunday, June 10, Noon-2 p.m. - Students will learn the techniques of acrylic paint pouring - a new and fun method of creating art. Tuition: $20. All supplies provided. Wear old clothes because acrylic paint can stain clothing. Call Judy Cullen at 410-896-9163 for more information. Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens - Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 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.
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.
Summer Concert Series Trap Pond State Park has begun their Summer Concert Series.Concerts are held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday nights. Trap Pond Partners will have a concession stand with hot dogs, chips and drinks and their famous homemade ice cream. June 9 - Second Chance Blues (Blues) June 16 - Free Range (Bluegrass) June 23 - 88.7 The Bridge, Consumed by Fire June 30 - New Direction Band (Reggae) July 7 - Angela Natrin (singer/songwriter/Pop/Folk) July 14 - Smooth Sound Dance Band (Big Band/Dance/Swing) July 21 - Sara Ann Garrison, (Country Covers and singer/songwriter) July 28 - Charlie and the CoolTones (Blues/Rock/Funk/Jazz/Country) Aug 4 - Clifford Keith Duo (Country/Americana/singer/songwriter) Sept. 5 - Labor Day Concert, 5:30 p.m. - The Reminders (Americana/blues/country/gospel)
Laurel Public Library The Laurel Public Library will host the following special events in June. All events are free and open to everyone. ¥Celebrate the start of summer at the librarys Block Party on Saturday, June 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A free meal to kick off our free summer lunch program, games, kick-off of youth and adult summer reading programs, arts and crafts, and local vendors and non-profits are among the activities included at this family-friendly event. DJ Randy will provide music, and health screenings will be available. Those who get their vendor card stamped and are present at 12:45 will be entered to win a bicycle, helmet, and bike lock. ¥Christiana Care Health System is sponsoring a workshop, Think First to Prevent Falls, on Tuesday, June 12 at 10 a.m. Falls are the leading cause of injury for people over age 65. This program was designed to help individuals recognize their concerns about falling and the hazards in their home and community that contribute to falls. The one hour presentation will discuss the most common fall prevention topics such as home safety, safety in the community, talking with your physician, nutrition, the significance of exercise, vision and medications. ¥As part of the Sussex County Libraries summer concert series, Cathy Gorman Live features singer Cathy Gorman on Tuesday, June 19 at 6 p.m. Gorman will perform a variety of songs including oldies, country, and pop. ¥Chef Bonnie Aronson returns to the library on Saturday, June 30 to present Healthy, Easy, and Delicious Celebrate Summer with a Festive Brunch. Held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the program will feature Chef Bonnie preparing easy, tasty dishes perfect for summer. Registration is required by calling the library at 302-875-3184 or visiting the library.
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.
Bridgeville Library Summer Reading Program - Registration for our 2018 Summer Reading Program, Libraries Rock! has begun, and reading logs are due on Thursday, Aug. 9. There are three age groups: Early Literature - birth-4 years, Children - 5-11 years, and Teen - 12-17 years. The program will conclude on Saturday, Aug. 11, with our end of Summer Reading Program parties. Stop by the circulation desk to register and pick up your program packet, or you can register online at bridgevillelibrary.beanstack.org. Upcoming Childrens Programs: Tuesday, June 12, 11 a.m. - Scavenger Hunt and Picnic. Lunch provided for all children under age 18, while supplies last. Thursday, June 14, 11 a.m. - Cool Off With a Cop from Bridgeville Police Department. Upcoming Teen Programs: Saturday, June 9, 11 a.m. - Teen/Tween Movie Matinee. The highest movie ratings will be PG-13. Wednesday, June 13, 5:30 p.m. - Teen Scavenger Hunt. Adult Craft Night - Join us on Friday, June 22 for fun and friendship as we create a painted rock decoration. All materials will be provided. We will offer several different options and ideas for this owl-themed craft. Light refreshments will be available. Registration is required by Wednesday, June 20. Contact the circulation desk at 302-337-7401, ext. 101 to sign up.
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.
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. 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.
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.
Celebration of Rural Life The Greenwood Memorial VFW Auxiliary, VFW Post 7478 will sponsor a Celebration of Rural Life on Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the VFW Post 7478 in Greenwood. At 9 a.m. the Rev. Maleia Rust will officiate a service of the Blessing of the Seeds. Bring a snack bag filled with seeds to represent crops that were sown (field crops, home gardens, or flowers). There will be an indoor Chinese Auction of new rural life items and an Auxiliary sponsored yard sale. Pricing will be by American Pickers negotiations.Also enjoy a bake sale and 50/50 raffle.Hot dogs and beverages will be for sale. Proceeds will benefit veterans projects.The public is invited to attend. For more information, contact President Margo Ellers at 302-883-4922 or Sec. Dr. Michaele Russell at 302-349-4220.
Garden Club Flower Show The Milford Garden Club will present a flower show, Its All About June, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, at the Avenue Methodist Church in the Fellowship Hall, 20 N. Church St., Milford. Admission is free and all are welcome.
Make your own basket On Wednesday, June 27, Susan Taylor, expert basket weaver and teacher, will give one-on-one instruction on how to make a rectangular basket with an antique-type wooden spool handle at the Methodist Church on Main Street in Mardela Springs, Md. As part of Westside Historical Societys annual class in their Saving Our Traditions program this is always a popular activity. All materials and tools are included in the cost of $37. Since materials are ordered for each basket, registration is due no later than Wednesday, June 20. Register by email, email@example.com; call 410-726-8047; or mail to Westside Historical Society, PO Box 194, Mardela Springs, MD 21837. Terry Phillips to Deliver Lecture in Re-Discovering Delmarva Series The third lecture in this years lecture series on Delmarva history will be delivered by Terry Phillips, formerly of Sharptown, on June 14 at 2:30 p.m. in the MAC center off Snow Hill Rd. in Salisbury. His topic will be an examination of the development of the road system on the lower Eastern Shore. Mr. Phillips has strong local roots to the area, having grown up in Sharptown and graduating from Mardela High School. He went on to University of Maryland, College Park where he trained as a biologist and environmental scientist, earned a Master of Science in Molecular Biology from Univ. of Md. Baltimore County, and another M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins. His last employment was as Database Manager for the Maryland Dept. of Environment, Lead Paint Enforcement Program. Previous to that he owned a contracting company with one of his two best friends from Sharptown, Gary Stokes. After retirement in 2010, Mr. Phillips became serious about researching his family history. As he puts it, Because virtually everyone down home is related, my interests quickly grew to include the history of the larger community of northwestern Wicomico County and southwestern Sussex County.
That led his attention to focus on roads. How did the two chief branches of his family ancestry find their way to each other? Realizing there were no good maps showing roads on Delmarva before ca1750, he first focused on the factors that influenced the formation of a road network, and then later on the hierarchy that evolved among roads connecting commerce and markets. This is a fascinating topic, often overlooked by historians. The lecture will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the Bradford Room of the MAC center, 909 Progress Circle, just off Snow Hill Road in Salisbury. The series is offered by the Westside Historical Society, and is free and open to the public. Parking will be readily available at the MAC center. For more information, those interested can email Sylvia Bradley, Dir. Of Westside Historical Society, at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 410-726-8047, or visit the Societys website at www.westsidehistorical.com.
Book Sale The Federalsburg Historical Society Book Sale will be held at the society museum on Friday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 443-434-3114 and leave a message.
DAST to present EVITA Delaware All-State Theatre (DAST), a not-for-proÞt theatrical organization, will present EVITA the last two weekends in June at The Laird Performing Arts Center at the Tatnall School in Wilmington. Performances are June 23, 28, 29, and 30 at 7:30 p.m. and June 24, 27, and July 1 at 2 p.m. with special performances across Kent and Sussex counties on June 26. Music byAndrew Lloyd Webberand lyrics byTim Rice, EVITA is winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical. Evita, whichis set in Argentina between 1934-1952, is based on the historical story of Mar’a Eva Duarte, a poor Argentinian girl who grows up to be the wife of the president of Argentina, worshipped by her people. This production, which has adult themes and contains some colorful language, is appropriate for adults, seniors, and mature children ages 11 and older.
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 email@example.com.
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.
June 9-12 DE Patriots meeting The 9-12 DE Patriots will meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, at Captains Pizza & Grille in Long Neck, Millsboro. Dr. Shawn Greener will speak on History in the Making: How the Trump Presidency is Unprecedented. Dr. Greener is an author, ordained minister, radio personality, former Navy Seal, professional photographer, expert on terror threats and more. Come early around 7 p.m. for dinner.
Widowed Persons Service The Seaford chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting at noon on Tuesday, June 19 at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. Widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Please come by and join us.
Seaford Block Watch meeting Seaford Block Watch invites you on Monday, June 18 at Seaford Executive office, unit 215, on High Street (next to the Seaford Museum) at 7 p.m. The programs speaker is Seafords Chief of Police, Robert Kracyla. For more information, call 629-9844.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Orioles Bus Trip Seaford Parks & Rec is offering a bus trip to Camden Yard to see the Orioles vs. the Yankees on Sunday, June 3. The bus will depart at 9 a.m. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m. Cost is $70 per person. Seats are located in section 13. For more information, call 629-6809.