Kids' Bike Parade, 1st Saturday Downtown Seaford's 1st Annual Kids' Bike Parade will be held on Saturday, Aug. 4. Age groups include: 6-8, 9-11 and 12-14. All riders are required to wear helmets. Categories include: cartoon/character, sports or animal. Bikes should be decorated and riders may dress up too. Registration will take place from 2:30 to 3 p.m. at Dr. Wolfgang's office, 1 Cedar Ave., Seaford. Line up is at 3:15 p.m. and the parade will begin at 3:30. Parade route is High Street from Cedar Avenue to North Arch Street, ending at the 1st Saturday lot. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and there will be an overall winner in each group. 1st Saturday will take place after the Bike Parade. There will be local produce, food trucks, live entertainment and more from 4 to 7 p.m. Contact Katie at 302-629-6809 or email email@example.com for more information.
Gallery 107 Art classes The following classes are scheduled for the month of August at Seaford Gallery 107. More 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 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 Sunday, Aug. 12 - 1-3 p.m. - Acrylic Pouring Class - Students will experiment with techniques of acrylic paint pouring - a new and fun method of creating art. Tuition: $20. All supplies provided. Wear old clothing- it's messy! Call Judy Cullen at 410-896-9163 or stop in Gallery 107 for more information. 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 full and not accepting new students at this time.
Harvest Moon Party Celebrate fall at Hooper's Landing in Seaford on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 4-9 p.m. for the Nanticoke Senior Center's Harvest Moon Party, its largest fundraising event. Enjoy a full buffet, cash bar and bid on Chinese and silent auction items. Dance the night away to the seven piece high energy dance band Chasin' Time. Other activities include a putting contest - $5, 5-7 p.m. and a corn hole tournament - $20 per team, 75 percent payout, registration at 4:30 and a 5 p.m. start. Tickets are $50 per person or $95 per couple and can be purchased at the Nanticoke Senior Center located at Hooper's Landing, 1001 W. Locust St., Seaford, or online at nanticokeseniorcenter.com. For more information, call the center at 302-629-4939. All proceeds benefit the programs and services provided by the Nanticoke Senior Center. The center provides a lunch program, socialization, local and extended trips, and a homebound meal program.
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.
Democrat Club dinner Congresswoman Lisa Rochester will address the annual dinner of the 40th District Democrat Club, on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Laurel American Legion Home. Meet and greet the congresswoman will be from 5-6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6, by My Turn To Cook. Tickets are $30 and may be obtained by calling 302-245-6285.
Back to School Jamboree The Ark Educational Resource Center will hold a Back to School Jamboree on Saturday, Aug. 18 from noon to 2 p.m. at Janosik Park in Laurel. Rain date is Saturday, Aug. 25. There will be free filled backpacks, music, food, games and prizes. Parents must accompany children and students must be present to receive backpacks. Parents must supervise children at all times. Vendors are welcome and should RSVP by Friday, Aug. 3 to participate. For more information, contact Joyce Sessoms at 302-384-9904.
Oyster Sandwich Sale Oddfellows of Laurel Charity Lodge will hold their monthly oyster sandwich sale on Saturday, Aug. 4 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 at the lodge at 319 Poplar St. Eat-in or carry-out. Delivery available to businesses.
Laurel Library The Laurel Public Library is excited to host the following special events. All events are free and open to everyone.
- 21 Ways to Find Money to Invest shares tips for investing money. Topics will include financial planning and saving for retirement. Held on Thursday, Aug. 9 at 6 p.m., this program is presented by The Money School.
- Nanticoke Health Services will be at the library on Tuesday, Aug. 7. Nanticoke staff members will provide information about health screenings to detect cancer. They will have a skin analysis machine on site during the presentation that attendees may experience. Individuals may attend any time between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
- As part of the Sussex County Libraries summer concert series, Sankofa Strings will be in concert at the library on Saturday, Aug. 11 at noon. The concert will feature gospel music.
Hitchens Family Reunion The 64th Hitchens' Reunion will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5. Descendants of Alexander, Clay, Irving, and Edmond Hitchens are encouraged to attend. Contact Reunion President, Karen Rogers at 302-381-9669 for more information.
Summer Fun Dinner/Dance The Twinkle Dance Club of Laurel will hold a Summer Fun Dinner/Dance on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Laurel American Legion Post 19, Rt. 24, Laurel. Enjoy a buffet dinner followed by dancing. Music provided by DJ Mike Tasevoli with a large variety of dance styles for your enjoyment. Dancers of all abilities are welcome. Dress code is beach casual (no jeans or shorts please). Must be at least 21 to attend. A cash bar is provided by the Legion. Cost is $30 per person. Reservations must be made by Aug. 4. No tickets will be sold at the door. For tickets, call Edith Snedecor at 877-0618. Visit us on Facebook, Twinkle Club Laurel DE, or our website, www.twinkleclub.org.
Reunion The annual Miller Hastings family reunion will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11 at St. George's Church hall, near Laurel, at noon. Dinner will be served at 12:30 p.m. Each family should bring a covered dish and dessert. Call 629-8820 for more information.
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. 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.
Bridgeville Public Library
- Cooling Station - The Bridgeville Library is a Cooling Station during our normal business hours - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays.
- Jazzy Java Café featuring Shades of Blue - On Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 6:30 p.m., the Bridgeville Library and Friends of the Bridgeville Library invite you to join us for our Jazzy Java Café, featuring Shades of Blue. Light refreshments will be available.
- Adult Craft Night - Join us for fun and friendship on Friday, Aug. 24 from 6-8 p.m. Materials will be provided. We will announce our chosen craft soon. Registration is required by Wednesday, Aug. 22. Contact the circulation desk at 302-337-7401, ext. 101 to sign up.
Crab and Fish Feast A Crab and Fish Feast will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church in Bridgeville. The event is sponsored by the Atmosphere of Praise Choir. The feast will consist of crabs, fish, corn on the cob, shrimp salad, cole slaw, tomatoes, bread, soda, water and desserts. Cost is $35 for adults, $17.50 for ages 5-12. The deadline to purchase tickets is Sept. 15. No tickets will be sold at the door. For information and tickets, call Pat at 302-337-8198 or Ginger at 302-629-9799.
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.
Kids' Fishing Derby Nanticoke River Yacht Club will sponsor a free Kids' Fishing Derby on Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Nanticoke River Marina in Blades. Registration starts at 9 a.m. Youngsters may fish from 10 until noon, when lunch will be served. Prizes will be awarded in three age categories: 4-6, 7-10 and 11-13. If you don't have a fishing pole, come anyway. Loaner poles are available. Bait will be provided.
Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta The fifth annual Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta will cast off Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Nanticoke River Public Marine Park, 26 N. Market St., Blades. Sign-in and registration begin at 11 a.m., with judging of boats' appearances at noon, and races starting at 12:30 p.m. The Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta is open to anyone who's willing to build a boat from recycled cardboard and paddle it approximately 200 yards to the regatta finish line. First-place awards will be given for winners of races in five different categories: individual, youth, teens, family, and organizations or businesses.
Special awards will be given for "Pride of the Fleet," "Most Whimsical Boat," and "Team Spirit." Also, spectators will be asked to pick a "People's Choice" award winner, while a special "Titanic Award" will be given for the "Most Dramatic Sinking." Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta registration fees are $20 per entry before July 28, and $30 per entry from July 29 to Aug. 4. Participants can also register the day of the event. Boats may be any size, shape or design, but must be made of recycled cardboard. Boats should be painted with multiple coats of any one-part polyurethane or enamel paint. Boat decorations may be removed after judging, and prior to the race start. Participants are encouraged to challenge others to race in the Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta for one-on-one bragging rights. After all the races are completed, skippers of cardboard boats may challenge another skipper and their boat to a race. Both challengers pay a $15 fee for a challenge race, and challenges can only be issued between cardboard boats entered in the same regatta categories. The event also includes music, food, and beverages, and opportunities to learn from the Reclaim Our River (ROR) partnership about how to protect Delaware's waterways. The ROR-Nanticoke Series is devoted to bringing monthly events, workshops, and recreational activities to the Nanticoke Watershed. The series offers opportunities to connect with Delaware's waterways and provides important information on water quality that can help in protecting aquatic resources. The ROR partnership also welcomes event sponsors, with proceeds going toward event costs, river restoration, and water quality education. Sponsorships begin at $50. To register for the event, and for rules and other information, visit blades.delaware.gov/events/672/5th-annual-recycled-cardboard-boat-regatta/.
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!
Senate Candidates Forum The Sussex Republican Committee will hold a United States Senate Candidates Forum at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 13. The forum will feature Rob Arlett and Gene Truono, the two Republican candidates for the office of United States senator from Delaware. Mike Bradley, WGMD's morning show host, will moderate the forum, which will include a special introductory presentation by Delaware State Treasurer, Republican Ken Simpler. The doors will open at 5:45 p.m. for a meet-and-greet opportunity with the candidates. Admission is free. For more information, contact the Sussex County Republican Committee at 302-856-6323.
Read Aloud Delaware Read Aloud Delaware seeks volunteers who love to read to children. Volunteers usually read one to two hours per week in local child care centers or elementary schools. Sign up online at www.readalouddelaware.org or call 302-856-2527 for more information.
Debate between Senate candidates The 9-12 Delaware Patriots is sponsoring a debate between US Senate candidates, Gene Truono and Rob Arlett on Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at The Elks Lodge in Dover. The debate starts promptly at 7 p.m. and will be moderated by the Rev. Dr. Shawn Greener. This debate replaces the monthly Kent County meeting at Grotto's.
Talk by Mindie Burgoyne If you are a fan of Eastern Shore history, folklore, and especially spiritual tales, then you know about Mindie Burgoyne - author and travel writer who blogs and writes about being over 50 and loving adventure, the great outdoors and places that have a mystical nature. Burgoyne's books on Haunted Eastern Shore - Ocean City and Berlin - Lower Eastern Shore - and the Haunted Mid-Shore, among others are popular all over Delmarva and beyond. She also writes a blog post that follows her guided tours of Ireland and other European places. A resident of Snow Hill and an enthusiastic promoter of the Eastern Shore, she loves the outdoors and adventure. Westside Historical Society is excited to feature her in another book talk at Layton's Chance Winery on Friday, Aug. 10, beginning with a meet and greet with the author at 4:30 p.m. Her talk will begin at 5 and a chance to buy signed book copies follows. Light refreshments will be served. Audience members are encouraged to ask questions and participate in the discussion. This series is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.westsidehistorical.com, email email@example.com, or call the Westside Historical Society at 410-726-8047 or Laura Layton at Layton's Chance Winery at 410-228-1205.
Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic Homeless Cat Helpers Low Cost Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic will be held on Friday, Aug. 3 and 17 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 Email your requests now. After each clinic fills up, we will do our best to honor the discounts at subsequent clinics.
ÔSafe Drinking Water? Part II' What can we do to assure safe drinking water in Sussex County? A panel of public health experts will address residents' concerns at a public forum, organized by the League of Women Voters of Sussex County, on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 7 to 9:30 p.m. in County Council Chambers, #2 The Circle, Georgetown. The program is a follow-up to the league's March forum "Safe Drinking Water? Everyone's Concern." Confirmed speakers for the forum are Dr. Akhter, former director of American Public Health Association; Keith Mensch, program administrator, Division of Public Health, Office of Drinking Water; and DNREC Deputy Secretary Kara Coats. Questions will be taken from the audience following the panelists' presentations. The league's aim is not only to raise awareness of current well-water contamination and ongoing threats to public health and the environment in Sussex County, but also to stress the need for the public to insist on long-term solutions. For more information, visit www.sussexlwv.org.
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.
Corvette Club new meeting place The Beachcombers Corvette Club of Southern Delaware meets the first Thursday of each month. Join us at our new location, Mulligan's Pointe, 22426 Sussex Pines Rd., Georgetown (formerly Sussex Pines Country Club). Dinner is at 6 p.m. and the meeting is at 7. For more information, visit www.beachcomberscorvetteclub.org or call Dennis at 302-228-4443.
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.
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 of all genres. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trip to Foxwoods Casino Trip to Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut, Oct. 17-19. Cost is $329 per person/doubles. Stay in the casino at the Great Cedar Hotel. Included are cash bonuses and buffet coupons for both casinos. Midafternoon the second day will be a trip to the Mohegan Sun casino where you will receive a cash bonus and a voucher for your buffet dinner before returning to Foxwoods for the rest of the evening. There are six different casinos in this complex plus 75 Tanger Outlet stores in the Grand Pequot Casino and the Fox Towers. If you enjoy walking you can walk the skywalk or take the free shuttle bus over. Ask about a free coupon booklet with your AAA card or AARP member card. For more information or to sign up for this trip, call Rose at 302-629-7180.
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.