ALL ABOUT SEAFORD:
SHS events The Seaford Historical Society announces the following events: July 3, 7 p.m. - Movie Night "How to Train your Dragon 2" July 7, 2 p.m. - Gala Sales Meeting, Webb Room July 7, 4 p.m. - Gala Committee Meeting, Webb Room Save the Date - The "As Time Flows By Gala" will be held on Sept. 26. Help needed - Docents and VMAs are needed for the Seaford Museum especially Riverfest weekend, July 10-11. To volunteer, contact Phyllis at 628-9828 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. New Photography Exhibit - Photos by Sandy Morgan are on display in the Webb Room of the Seaford Museum. The exhibit includes a drawing for a matted copy of your favorite photo from the collection. Everyone is welcome.
Gallery 107 Art Classes The following classes will be held at Gallery 107 in Seaford in July. For details, visit nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The gallery is open 1-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Saturday, July 11, Special Riverfest Activity - Painting the Nanticoke Plein Air Paint Out – Sponsored by Gallery 107, 324 High St. All regional artists are invited to meet at the gallery at 9:30 a.m. to check in. Find a spot in town or on the Nanticoke Riverwalk to paint until about 1 p.m. Bring your canvases/drawings/watercolors back to Gallery 107, and we'll set them up on the sidewalk for sale. Free. Bring your own supplies. Bathroom facilities available for participating artists at the gallery. Saturday, July 25 - Children's art class with Karen Owens - ages 6-9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fee: $40 includes supplies and light lunch. Willing adults can join in. Contact Karen at 628-8656 for more details. Register in advance as space is limited. Ongoing classes Mondays, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Open studio time for artists ages 16 and up who want to paint with others. No instruction will be available but you can learn a lot in a group setting. Cost is $5. Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.
Bingo at the Elks Lodge Bingo at the Seaford Elks Lodge is held every Wednesday night. Doors open at 5:30 and play begins at 7. Cash prizes up to the maximum allowed by law.
ALL ABOUT LAUREL:
Relay for Life fundraiser Laureate Epsilon Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi sorority, is holding an ongoing fundraiser at Laurel Pizzaria to benefit Relay for Life. This event takes place on the third Tuesday of each month from 5 to 8 p.m. Laureate Epsilon will receive 10% of the check to benefit Relay For Life. For more information, call 228-5800.
ALL ABOUT BETHEL:
All 'Dolled' Up exhibit The Bethel Museum is hosting a new exhibit featuring doll fashions. Sandy Williams, a Bethel resident who has been sewing doll clothes for over 60 years, will be visiting, displaying, and selling her outfits for 18" dolls. Also featured will be dolls, their clothing, and furniture from years gone by as well as dolls wearing more modern clothing. The Bethel Museum is raffling the 2015 American Girl doll of the year, Grace, who likes to bake with friends and create new recipes. Cost is $2 for one raffle ticket or three for $5. Tickets may be purchased at the Bethel Market on Main Street where she is on display, or by calling Jill Long (875-5965) or Yancey Hillegas (875-5716). You may also send a check with your name, address and contact number to Bethel Historical Society, PO Box 224, Bethel, DE 19931. The drawing will be on Sept. 27 at 3:30 p.m. at the Bethel Museum. You do not have to be present to win. We will show the newly released American Girl movie, "Grace Stirs It Up" on Saturday, July 11 at 2 p.m. in the museum. Bring a pillow on which to sit. Enjoy popcorn and a drink, and receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a DVD of this movie. A $5 donation would be appreciated. For more information, call Jill or Yancey. The museum, located at 312 First St., will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. on the Sunday, July 12 and 26, Aug. 9 and 23, and Sept. 13 and 27.
ALL ABOUT BRIDGEVILLE:
Historical Society Museum open The Bridgeville Historical Society's museum, located in the Old Bridgeville Firehouse at 106 William St., Bridgeville, will be open on Sunday, July 5, noon to 3 p.m. Learn more about the history of Bridgeville and surrounding communities and see local artifacts. Free admission.
Bridgeville Senior Center events The following events will be held at the Bridgeville Senior Center in July. Friday, July 3 - Closed for 4th of July Monday, July 6 - PNC Bank, PO, BP by Thelma; 9:30 a.m. - Visit Milford Senior Center, 10 a.m. - Leave Center Tuesday, July 7 - 10-11:30 a.m. - Members meeting; 11:30 a.m. - lunch, then Wii; 1 p.m. - Food Lion Wednesday, July 8 - 9 a.m. - Food Box Pick Up; 10 a.m. - Bible Study; Noon - Lunch; 1:30 - Donnie's Fruit Stand, Bridgeville Thursday, July 9 - 10 a.m. - Bowling; Noon - Lunch; 1:15 p.m. - Walgreens Friday, July 10 - 10-11 a.m. - Chair Yoga & Exercise with Shamy; 11 a.m. - Noon - Crafts; Noon - Lunch Monday, July 13 - PNC, PO; 9:30 a.m. - Leave for Bylers, Dover; 12:30 p.m. - Lunch at the Center Tuesday, July 14 - 9:30 a.m. - Leave to visit Magic of Memories in Laurel; 12:30 p.m.- Lunch at the Center Wednesday, July 15 - 10 a.m. - Bible Study; Noon - lunch; 1 p.m. - Vanderwende's for ice cream Thursday, July 16 - 10 a.m. - Bowling; Noon - Lunch; 1:15 p.m. - Walgreens Friday, July 17 - 10 a.m.-Noon - Grocery Bingo; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Full card after Lunch Monday, July 20 - PNC, PO; 10-11 a.m. - Chair Yoga, Exercise with Shamy and Crafts; 11:30 a.m. - Lunch; 12:30 p.m. - Walmart Tuesday, July 21 - 10-11:30 a.m. - Crafts; 11:30 a.m. - Lunch; 12:30 p.m.- Visit Wheaton's in Seaford Wednesday, July 22 - 10 a.m. - Bible Study; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Roses Thursday, July 23 - 10 a.m. - Bowling; Noon - Lunch; 1:15 p.m. - Walgreens Friday, July 24 - 10 a.m.-Noon - White Elephant Bingo; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Full Card after Lunch Monday, July 27 - PNC & PO; 9:30 a.m. - Leave for Rehoboth Tanger Outlets; Noon - Lunch at the Center Tuesday, July 28 - 10-11 a.m. - Exercise with Shamy; 11 a.m. - Noon - Craft; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Food Lion Wednesday, July 29 - 10 a.m. - Bible Study; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Bridgeville Dollar General Thursday, July 30 - 10 a.m. - Bowling; Noon - Lunch; 1:15 p.m. - Walgreens Friday, July 31 - 10 a.m. - Discussion about The Benefits of Drinking Water; 11 a.m.-Noon - Mystery Bingo; Noon - Lunch; Full Card after Lunch
Special events at the library New at the Bridgeville Library is the Robotics Club for tweens to young adults on Wednesdays from 3:30-5 p.m. Learn how to program micro-controllers so they do what you want. Learn about electronic sensors and control devices. Learn how to wire electronic circuits using solder-less techniques. Show how we can combine what we learn to make useful projects. Registration began for the 2015 Summer Reading Program on Monday, June 8. The program, "Every Hero Has a Story," will be held every Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m., and is for ages 1-11. The Teen/Tween 2015 Summer Reading Program, "Unmask" will be held on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m., and is for ages 12-18.There will be special appearances from the Bridgeville Police Department K-9 Unit and the Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Department and other local heroes. Stop by the library to register and pick up your program packet. For more information, contact the library at 337-7401.
Kiwanis BBQ Stand The Bridgeville Kiwanis Club BBQ stand is now open on weekends through Oct. 4. Kiwanis BBQ chicken is available four miles west of Bridgeville on Rt. 404, Seashore Highway.
ALL ABOUT GREENWOOD:
Collection for military overseas In the spirit of patriotism and in celebration of our nation's birthday on July 4, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 is conducting a personal hygiene products drive now through July 11. Some of our military personnel deployed overseas are in areas where personal hygiene items are hard to obtain. Collected items will be shipped to deployed military personnel. The following items are needed: toothpaste, deodorant, soap, chapstick, sunscreen, shampoo, body lotion, dental floss, toothbrushes, foot powder and shaving products. Deliver items to: Dr. Michaele S. Russell, 102 Maryland Ave., Greenwood. Contact number is 349-4220.
Special events at the Library The Greenwood Public Library will hold the following special events which are free and open to the public: Super Hero Swap Meet - On Monday, July 6, at 3 p.m., teens ages 12+ will trade duplicate or unwanted super hero memorabilia during a swap meet at the library. Action figures, comic books, and trading cards are a few examples of the items to be swapped. All trades are final. Act!vated Story Theatre - On Monday, July 6, at 6:30 p.m., the library will host a performance by the Act!vated Story Theatre, a national touring theatre which presents entertaining stories based on multicultural folk tales. Children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Marshall Steam Museum - On Thursday, July 9, at 6:30 p.m., the Marshall Steam Museum will present the program, Railroad Heroes, at the library. Participants will hear a story about the legendary John Henry and learn about building railroad tracks through interactive activities. This program is geared for children ages 3-8.
Summer Reading Program Kids (up to age 12) can sign up for the Summer Reading Program at the Greenwood Public Library. This year's theme, 'Every Hero has a Story,' will include free programs and unlimited books to fill the hot days of summer. Magic shows, crafts and storytellers are but a few of the special activities on schedule, so stop by any time to register. For more information, call 349-5309 or visit greenwood.lib.de.us.
Teen Summer Reading Program Teens: have you registered yet for the Greenwood Public Library's Teens-Only Summer Reading Program? (Registration began June 17). Teens (ages 12 and up) can register. The 2015 theme, UNMASK!, includes a series of weekly programs like cool crafts, superheroes and pizza. Read books, magazines and even comic books to earn raffle tickets toward grand prizes. For more information, visit the Greenwood Library online at greenwood.lib.de.us or call 349-5309.
Storytime at the library Join us every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Greenwood Public Library for Storytime. Preschoolers begin to learn language, social and listening skills as they enjoy children's books found in the library.
L.E.A.P. nights at the library Join us at the Greenwood Public Library for the L.E.A.P. (Literacy Education Assistance Pups) Program. Children of all ages are welcome to read to the dogs every Thursday night from 6:30-7:30. Come in to practice your reading and have a tail-waggin' good time! For more info, contact Robin Miller at the library at 349-5309.
Chicken BBQ open for the season Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company Chicken BBQ is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Sept. 27. Come out and enjoy a good meal.
ALL ABOUT FEDERALSBURG:
Used book sale A gently used book sale will be held at the Federalsburg Museum on Friday, July 17 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Federalsburg Museum, 100 Covey Williams Alley, Federalsburg, Md. Hot dogs, fresh baked goods, fresh local produce, and museum gift shop items will also be available for purchase. Thousands of selections will be available including books about the Civil War, antiques, travel, fiction, non-fiction, gardening, "how to" books, biographies, history, mysteries, religion, chorus music, church choir music, cookbooks, children's books, and paperbacks. On Friday, July 17, George Brummell will sign his book, Shades of Darkness and Tom Horton will sign copies of his book, Swanfall. Proceeds will benefit the Federalsburg Historical Society.
Family Game Night Bring the family to the Federalsburg branch of the Caroline County Public Library for an evening of classic board games. Revisit favorite games, discover new ones and meet other families who also enjoy board games. Games provided by the library include Chess, Checkers, Parcheesi, Yahtzee, Hi Ho Cherry-O, Scrabble and more. Family Game Night is held on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The event is free and registration is not required.
ALL ABOUT GEORGETOWN:
The Big Tent Event Republicans for Sussex will host The Big Tent Event, an old-fashioned picnic for family and friends, from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, at 16-Mile Brewery in Georgetown. Enjoy grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, sides, chips, ice cream and cold drinks.
Jack Foreaker will provide interactive entertainment for children and music for adults of all ages. For a grand finale, Jack will offer a special salute to our veterans and armed forces. While the children are playing games, adults will enjoy meeting one another and speaking with our county's elected officials and candidates. Cost is $30/adult and children under 12 are free. RSVP by July 5 to R4sussex@gmail.com or by calling 302-945-2586. Sponsorships are available.
Auditions scheduled for 'Hairspray' Possum Point Players has scheduled auditions for the award-winning Broadway musical, "Hairspray." Show dates are Oct. 2-4, 9-11. Auditions will be held on Saturday, July 11, 1-5 p.m. and Sunday, July 12, 6-10 p.m., at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Rd., Georgetown. Director Michael Murnin seeks a multi-racial cast of men and women, ages 16 and up. Auditioners are to prepare 16 to 32 bars of a pop song and bring sheet music for the accompanist. They should also bring a resume and photo, and dress appropriately to dance. Detailed audition information is available online at possumpointplayers.org, including individual character descriptions. Those with questions or those who cannot attend scheduled auditions, may call Murnin at 718-614-6532.
Monthly Community Dinner First State Community Action Agency hosts a monthly Community Dinner at its Georgetown facility on 308 N. Railroad Ave. The dinners are held the third Thursday of each month. Guests receive a hearty meal as well as nutrition information and budget-friendly shopping tips. Community dinners are open to all individuals and families for $1 per person. Seating is limited. To reserve a seat or for more information, contact MaryAnn Morris at 856-7761, ext. 139.
THINGS TO DO ELSEWHERE:
'Flags on the Moon' program On Saturday, July 4, at 1 p.m. the Delaware Public Archives in Dover will celebrate the holiday with a special program, Flags on the Moon. Presented by local author and former NASA engineer Jack Clemons, this program marks the 46th year anniversary of the moment when Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped out onto the lunar surface to become the first human being to set foot on another world. Apollo 11 was the first of six Apollo spacecraft to land on the moon. From these six missions, 12 men walked on the lunar surface. Beyond the exploration and the scientific experiments they carried out, each Apollo crew planted an American flag at their landing site. The flags are still there, perpetual monuments to the imagination, resourcefulness and determination of the human spirit. As this program will reveal, each of these flags has a story to tell. The workshop is free to the public and will last one hour. For more information, contact Tom Summers at 302-744-5047 or e-mail email@example.com.
Old School Jam Fest Caring Hearts Ministries will host an Old School Jam Fest on Friday, July 17 from 7:30 p.m. to midnight at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury, Md. The event will feature music from the '70s and '80s, food, fun, entertainment and a live performance from Johnie Steele of Washington, D.C. Costumes are optional. Proceeds will benefit homeless charities on Delmarva.
Computer programming for teens The Central Library in Denton will hold a two day interactive program about electronics and computer programming for teens entering grades 7-9. Learn the basics of electronic circuitry and computer programming using two simple platforms, the Little Bits system and Arduino. Teens will create their own projects under the guidance of experienced library staff. Program will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 21 & 23 or Aug. 11 & 13, from 4-6 p.m. Class size is limited; registration is required. For more info or to register, call 410-479-1343, ext. 1.
Historic Museum open The Historic St. Martin's Church Museum, 11413 Worcester Hwy., Showell, Md., will be open from 1-4 p.m. on Mondays, June through September. For more information, call 410-251-2849.
ALL ABOUT TRIPS:
Rainbow Dinner Theatre Trip The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motor coach trip to the Rainbow Dinner Theater in Paradise, Pa., on Wednesday, July 8. Cost is $65 per person and includes motor coach transportation, luncheon buffet, the comedy play "Too Many Cooks" and all tips and gratuities. Open to the public. Payment is due upon sign up and checks are payable to the Greenwood CHEER Center. The bus departs Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 6 p.m. For more information or to register, call site manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.
Alumni Association offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trip for members, Saturday, July 11 - "Joseph" at Sight and Sound, Lancaster, Pa. - includes lunch, for $149. For more information, contact Dot Wolfgang at 846-2366.
Trip to B&O Railroad Museum Nanticoke Senior Center will offer a trip to the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Md., on Tuesday, July 21. Attendees will take a guided tour of the roundhouse, Mt. Clare Station, and exhibit galleries. Cost, which is $72 for members and $82 for non-members, includes coach bus transportation, entrance to the museum, guided tour, and lunch buffet at the museum. Call 629-4939 for more information.
Novia Scotia & Prince Edward Island AARP #915 presents an 8 day/7 night trip to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island on Sept. 14-21. Package includes two overnights en route (one each way), one night in Saint John, two nights in Halifax area and two nights on Prince Edward Island; seven breakfasts; five dinners; a tour of Prince Edward Island; a tour of Anne of Green Gable's Home; free time in Charlottetown; tour of Halifax with admission to the Citadel National Historical Site and a visit to the waterfront; a visit to Peggy's Cove; a guided city tour of Saint John; a visit to Moncton and Magnetic Hill; a visit to the Casino in Halifax; hotel taxes and meal gratuities and motor coach transportation. Cost is $1,225 per person/double occupancy and $520 additional/single supplement. A deposit of $100 per person is required with reservation. The balance is due by July 15. For more information and reservations, contact Diana Matthews at 410-754-8189.
Gather Vocal Band The Seaford WPS is sponsoring a trip to hear the Gather Vocal Band at the American Music Theater on Saturday, Sept. 19. Cost is $96 and includes motor coach transportation, tickets, family style lunch and gratuities. For more information, call Fran at 629-4416.
Connecticut River Valley Trip The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is hosting a three day, two night motor coach trip to the Connecticut River Valley from Oct. 5-7. Cost is $360 per person (double occupancy). Package includes two nights lodging, two breakfasts, two dinners, Essex Steam Train & Riverboat Excursion, Connecticut River Museum, Essex Village, Gillette Castle, Florence Griswold Museum, souvenir gift, luggage handling, all taxes and meal gratuities and motor coach transportation. Payment due upon sign up. Open to the public. For more information or to register, call Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.
Sight and Sound trip St. Stephens UMC in Delmar is offering a trip to Sight and Sound to see the Miracle of Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 19. Cost is $90 for adults and $50 for ages three-12. Deposit is $25, $35 by Aug. 15 and the balance of $35 by Oct. 15. Make checks payable to Dawn Turner. For more information, call the church office at 846-9501.
ALL ABOUT MEETINGS:
Vets helping Vets meeting 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.
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.
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.
Sea Purls meeting The Sea Purls Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown on the corner of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road. The next meeting is Wednesday, July 1. Lunch is available. New members are welcome. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.
Book Discussion Group AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Notable Books Discussion Group at the Selbyville Public Library on the second Tuesday of the month, from 1-3 p.m. For more information, call Ada May at 302-436-2981. All readers are welcome.
DAR-Mary Vining Chapter DAR, Mary Vining Chapter, meets on the second Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Seaford Public Library. To join DAR, contact Cathie Dickerson at 629-5309.
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.
Coast Guard Auxiliary The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the first Thursday of the month at the station at the Nanticoke Marina and Yacht Club in Blades. For details, call Art Wollschlager at 628-8259 or email email@example.com.
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.
Stamp Club meets monthly The Sussex County Stamp Club meets the second 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.
9-12 Group Meetings for the 9-12 Group take place on the second Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Millsboro Fire Hall (behind the fire house). The 9-12 meetings are about local, state and national politics. For more information, visit www.912DelawarePatriots.com.
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.
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 Rob Hutton at 628-0312.
Weekly weight loss support meeting Join us for TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meetings on Monday nights at 5 p.m. at Greenwood United Methodist Church. The one-hour meetings are in the Education Hall at the church (enter through the door on Market Street, close to the parking lot). We support each other, learn about menu planning, eating healthy and making permanent changes to result in a healthy life. All are welcome to come learn about the program and join. If you have any questions, call Sherry Norman, 519-8519.