Christmas in July Sale The St. John's UMC Community Thrift Shop will hold a Christmas in July Sale on Saturday, July 14 from 9 a.m. to noon. The shop is located at 259 Conwell Street in Seaford. All Christmas related items including sweaters, dishes, stockings and much ore will be half-price. As always, please continue to donate your kitchen and houseware items, bed and bath items, as well ad adult and children's clothing from 1-3 p.m. The shop is open to the public Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Come browse and seek a treasure.
Smithsonian exhibit at the Seaford Museum The Seaford Museum has a combination Smithsonian WWI Exhibit with local posters, newspaper articles and clothing on display in the Webb Room of the Museum. This exhibit gives a wonderful display of the community during those difficult days a hundred years ago. The Seaford Museum is located in the downtown area on High St. and is open Thursday through Sunday in the afternoons. Cost for this exhibit is $3 and for the entire museum is $7.
Community Outreach Event The Developmental Disabilities Council will hold a Community Outreach Event for people with disabilities and their families on Saturday, July 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Seaford Fire Hall. The following will be available: a healthy food demonstration by the University of Delaware Cooperative Exchange; an accessible voting booth for the Department of Elections to provide demonstrations on how to cate your vote during elections; an interactive health and wellness activity; an interactive art activity; and vendors who will discuss local resources. Free lunch will be available while supplies last. This is a free event, however, RSVPs are required. Email Stefanie.Lancaster@state.de.us or contact the DDC office at 302-739-3333 for more information and to RSVP.
Seaford Gallery 107 art classes The following classes will be held in July at Seaford Gallery 107. For more information, visit 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 Contact Karen at 302-236-7226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on children's classes. Ongoing classes Canvas and Coffee on Friday mornings is currently full and not accepting new students at this time.
Experiencing Nanticoke history On Wednesday, July 18 at noon, local author Jeanne C. Conner will speak on the historical development of the Nanticoke Watershed up until the turn of the 20th century. Now a retired teacher, Conner's interest in the history of the area grew from finding Native American artifacts years ago. Eventually a book, Footprints on the Nanticoke, would be written. In addition to explaining who settled where, she will share the work and other reasons that drew people to this winding river. The way that people lived - from the Natives, through colonial times, revolutionary times, up until the late 1800s will be described and discussed. This offering will be held at the Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester in Cambridge, Md. and is free and open to the public, although donations are appreciated. Conner will have books available for sale. For information, call 410-228-7953.
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. BBQ chicken fundraiser Odd Fellows of Laurel Charity Lodge 27 will be selling BBQ chicken dinners as a fundraiser which will include include one leg quarter, chips, pickles, roll and a drink for $6 or two leg quarters for $8 on Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. until sold out at Rt. 9 Flea Market, Laurel Junction, Rts. 9 and 13 in Laurel. Old fashioned homemade ice cream in many flavors by Martha Rebekah Lodge 21will also be available.
Oyster Sandwich Sale Odd Fellows of Laurel - Charity Lodge, 319 Poplar St., Laurel, will hold their monthly oyster sandwich sale on Saturday, July 7, 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.
Farmers Market Town of Laurel Farmers Market is held every Wednesday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Market Square Park.
Laurel Library The Laurel Public Library is hosting the following special events. All events are free and open to everyone. The First State Community Action Agency will host an Energy Conservation Workshop at the library on Tuesday, July 10 at 5:30 p.m. Carla Morton, the agency's energy educator, will share tips for reducing energy use, which results in saving money. Attendees will receive a free gift. Registration is requested by visiting the library or calling 302-875-3184. Becoming Debt Free Is Not a Fantasy outlines tips and strategies for getting out of debt. Topics will include eliminating debt and saving for the future. Held on Thursday, July 12 at 6 p.m., this program is presented by The Money School.
Crab Feast, Watermelon Extravaganza Delmarva Teen Challenge will host their 10th annual Crab Feast & Watermelon Extravaganza at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, at Trap Pond State Park in Laurel. Enjoy a day of food, fellowship, and fun including a live gospel performance by The Reminders. The event will benefit the men's and women's programs of Delmarva Teen Challenge. Tickets are $40 a person and children under 12 are free. For more information, table sponsorships and to RSVP, call 302-629-2559. You may also RSVP online at datccrabfeast2018.eventbrite.com.
Class of 1974 gathering On Saturday, July 7, at 5 p.m. the Laurel High School Class of 1974 will have an informal get together at Pete Bryan's Bowling Alley in Laurel. Please make plans to attend for an evening of socializing and a few games of bowling. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. RSVP to 302-258-5573 by Saturday, June 30.
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. 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 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.
Crab Feast at the Legion A Crab Feast will be held at the Laurel American Legion, 12168 Laurel Rd., Laurel, on Saturday, July 21 from 1 to 5 p.m. Cost is $45 per ticket. Kids under 12 eat free. The menu includes AYCE crabs, fried chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, pasta salad, baked beans, draft beer and sodas. DJ Aaron will provide entertainment. Ticket pre-sale cut off date is July 9. For tickets and more information, contact Dina Lee at 302-875-9948.
Bridgeville Library Friends of the Bridgeville Library Featured Artists and Fundraiser - On display at the Bridgeville Library are the Fine Woodcrafters Jack Dalton and David Southern. This duo has had their pieces featured in publications and galleries in Maryland and Delaware. Some of their work includes hand carved signs, jewelry boxes, clocks, kitchen essentials, fine furniture, butcher block countertops, and much more. Some signs are available for immediate sale. A complete list of those signs is available at the library. All other signs are available for custom order and range in prices beginning at $25; family signs are $65. Twenty percent of sales benefit the Friends of the Bridgeville Library. Friends of the Bridgeville Library Potluck Dinner and Annual Meeting - Wednesday, July 11, 6 p.m., join us for friendship, food, and business matters. The agenda includes approval of FY2019 budget and nomination and election of officers. This event is open to all.
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 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.
Events at the Bethel Museum Russell Taylor of Delmar will exhibit his photos of Eastern Shore wildlife at the Bethel Museum on Sunday, July 8 through the month of September. Meet the artist at a reception at the museum at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 14. The movie "The Shack" will be shown at the museum in cooperation with Bethel UMC on Saturday, July 21. The movie "The Greatest Showman" will be shown on Saturday, July 28 and "Wonder" will be shown on Saturday, Aug. 11. Join the Bethel Historical Society at Laurel Pizzeria the second Wednesday of each month. Ten percent of purchases funds events throughout the year. The museum, which is located at 312 First St., Bethel, is open on the second and fourth Sunday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m.
Patriotic Book Drive The Patriotic Book Drive for students in grades K-12 and sponsored by the VFW Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 is July 4 - Sept. 18. Books must be new, hard cover, and have a patriotic or social studies theme. Highly desirable books include: history, biographies and/or autobiographies, flag education, government/civics, voting process, national parks, patriotic Golden Books, American traditions (including cookbooks with an Americana theme), and patriotic musically themed books. The new books are given to school libraries for students to read and learn about the United States of America. For more information, contact Dr. Michaele Russell, Sec., 102 Maryland Ave., Greenwood, at 302-349-4220. Patriotism is taught, and the public is invited to be part of this process.
Annual New Sock Drive for military Greenwood Memorial VFW Auxiliary of Post 7478 is actively collecting new socks for male and female veterans and active-duty military personnel during the 11th Annual New Sock Drive now through Sept. 11. The goal is 3,000 pairs of socks for hospitalized veterans, deployed military personnel and homeless veterans. All socks must be new, in original packaging, and can be any color and style. The 11th Annual Sock Drive is being entered in the Spirit of America Award competition sponsored by the VFW Auxiliary National Headquarters in Kansas City, Mo. The Auxiliary invites all businesses, churches, organizations, youth groups and individuals to collect socks. Socks can be delivered to the home of Dr. Michaele Russell, 102 Maryland Ave., Greenwood, 302-349-4220. Include name and address in the bag/box if delivering socks. All donors will be included in documentation of the contest unless otherwise stated.
Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta Start saving your cardboard for the 5th Annual Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta on Saturday, Aug. 4 at 11 a.m. Reclaim Our River-Nanticoke Series and The Town of Blades is bringing this water event to the Blades Marina. Come hungry and cheer the competitors on. Enjoy the on-the-water demonstrations before the races.
For full information, registration and construction guidance & rules, visit The Town of Blades website, under What's Happening in the Community at www.blades.delaware.gov or www.delawarewatersheds.org. Call the Town of Blades at 302-629-7366 or Nan Zamorski at 302-536-1722 for any questions.
Blades Night Out Blades Night Out is Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m., at Blades Park, 100 E. Seventh St., Blades. Enjoy music, food, and fun! Expressions of Joy harp concert at Conley's UMC On Thursday July 12 at 7 p.m., Conley's United Methodist Church will present accomplished musician Joy Slavens in concert. Come and enjoy "Expressions of Joy, Music from the Harp" in our spacious sanctuary. Admission is free. For further info call the church office at (302) 945-1881, or visit www.ConleysUMC.org. Conley's UMC is located at 33106 Jolyns Way in the Angola area. Turn from Route 24 onto Camp Arrowhead Road at the Peddlers Village traffic light. Proceed one half mile to Jolyns Way on the right. (The Peddlers Village traffic light on route 24 is 4.5 miles west of Route 1 and 4 miles east of Long Neck Road.)
How to turn a book into a musical A presentation about turning a book into a musical will be presented at Delaware Technical Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown, Room 529 - Carter Partnership Building, Thursday, July 12, at 6 p.m. The event is free and the public is invited. Award-winning author, Jeanne du Nord of Princess Anne, Md. will discuss the process. A veteran Broadway performer, du Nord will use Power Point along with recordings of the overture and six songs composed by Ted and Susie Tomalewski of Pickin' and Grinnin.' "With the success of Paddington, Hollywood studios have recently been pillaging the literary canon of beloved children's literature, digging up fodder for animated films. In this troubled time, people are looking for 'feel good' movies and shows," said du Nord.
Master Gardeners Open House The Master Gardeners Open House, A Day In The Garden, will be held on Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the garden behind the County Extensions Office, 16483 County Seat Hwy., Georgetown. Join Delaware Master Gardeners and explore the multitude of benefits a garden can bestow. Bring your curiosity along with your camera and capture the astounding flora and fauna that call our garden home. Shop the plant sale and attend our free mini-workshops and our award winning puppet show. For more information, call 302-856-7303.
Summer Genealogy Programs The Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS) is presenting a free two-part program about beginning family history research. On Saturday, July 21, topics will include finding vital records and census records, and analyzing and following clues. Both programs will be presented at the Lewes Historical Society's new home at 111 Adams Ave., Lewes, from 10 a.m. to noon. Walk-ins are welcome. Also continuing this summer at the Lewes Historical Society are "genealogist in residence" sessions, drop-in opportunities for help provided by SCGS volunteers. Sessions will be held the first Saturday of July and August from 10 a.m. to noon, and on the third Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information on these programs and other SCGS activities during the summer, visit scgsdelaware.org.
Indian Artifacts Show Indian Artifacts Show featuring the collection of well known Indian Artifacts collector Terry Crannell will be held on Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Federalsburg Museum located at 100 Covey-Williams Alley, Federalsburg, Md. A donation of $3 per person is requested.
Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic Homeless Cat Helpers Low Cost Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic will be held on Friday, July 13 and Friday, July 27 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 will be accepted. To register, and for more information, visit www.HomelessCatHelpers.org Friday, July 13th special for black cats - solid-black cats will be $25 for spay/neuter. Cats that are almost entirely black will be $35 for spay/neuter. Email your requests now. After each clinic fills up, we will do our best to honor the discounts at subsequent clinics.
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.
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.
Sea Purls meeting July 11 The Sea Purls Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association, which normally meets on the first Wednesday of each month, will meet the second Wednesday in July, on July 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Cheer Community Center, Georgetown. Lunch is available. New members are always welcome. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.
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.
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.
Sussex County Stamp Club The Sussex County Stamp Club meets the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. John's 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 and opportunities to aspiring writers and poets. If you possess a God-given talent and a passionate desire for writing, this group is for you. Seize this opportunity to grow your creative writing skills and connect with other writers. Meetings are held on 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 Butler's 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. Butler's 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.
Alzheimer's support Milton Senior Center located at 24855 Broadkill Road hosts an Alzheimer's 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 Alzheimer's 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 at the CHEER Center, 20520 Sand Hill Rd., Georgetown.
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.Vermont and New Hampshire trip Seaford WPS is sponsoring a five day motor coach trip to Vermont and New Hampshire Oct. 14-18. The trip includes four nights lodging, four breakfasts, lunch at the Trapp Family Lodge, three dinners including dinner aboard Winnipesaukee Railroad, two welcome receptions, entertainment, ice cream factory tour, cruise on Squam Lake, gondola ride, Stowe Village, Moultonboro Country Store, Quechee Gorge, and more. The cost is $875 and includes all gratuities. For additional information, contact Fran at 629-4416.
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.