Christmas in July at the Elks Lodge
A Cake Wheel, Chinese, Silent and Live Auctions will be held this Saturday, July 25 at the Seaford Elks #2458, located at 8846 Elks Rd. in Seaford. Doors open at 12 and auctions begin at 1 pm. Admission is $2. For more information call 302-745-8500 or 302-629-2458.
Float-in Movie at the SSA (Seaford Swimming Association) pool at 9 p.m. on Friday, July 31.Enjoy the movie Dolphin Tale while hanging out in the pool.Cost is $2 for SSA members and $5 for non-members.Concession items will be available.The pool is located at 26274 Craigs Mill Rd., Seaford. For more information, visit www.swimssa.com.
Salute to Rod Stewart
Tommy Edward Entertainment will present A Salute to Rod Stewart at the Seaford Moose Lodge on Saturday, Aug. 22. Dinner is at 6 p.m. followed by the show at 8 p.m. Cost, which includes dinner, is $25 per person.
Check out Sir Rod on YouTube or at www.tommyedward.com. For more information, contact the Seaford Moose at 629-8408.
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.
Save the Date - The As Time Flows By Gala will be held on Sept. 26.
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 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.
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
Beer and Wine Festival
Trap Pond Partners 1st Annual Beer and Wine Festival in partnership with Lakeshore Wines and Spirits will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Trap Pond State Park. Crafters, exhibitors and food vendor space is available.
Call 875-5537. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and may be purchased at www.trappondpartners.com or Lakeshore Wines and Spirits. Proceeds benefit Trap Pond State Park.
Laurel Boy Scouts
Laurel Boy Scouts meets at 7 p.m. on Mondays at Laurel Centenary Church. For more information, contact Clifford Alpert at 302-228-2390 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
As a special event, the Bethel Museum will host a tea party for young girls and their dolls on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon. Wear your favorite tea party outfit and hat or borrow a hat from us. Special goodies will be served, and each child will be able to create her own party favor. Tickets are $10. Call Jill Long at 875-5965 by Aug. 20, to secure your reservation as seating is limited. The Museum, located at 312 First St., will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 26, Aug. 9 and 23, and Sept. 13 and 27.
All About Delmar
Support for Lori Dalton
Support Lori Hoffer Dalton at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1,at the Delmar VFW. Tickets are $10 and include food, soda, DJ, live and silent auctions and cash bar (for ages 21 and up). Tickets can be purchased at The Bank of Delmarva, Laurel branch; Sussex Irrigation; or through Josh Wharton (Good Ole Boys Foundation). Tickets to win a Crab Feast are $20. The winner will receive a bushel of crabs, corn on the cob, a case of beer, a case of soda and watermelons. To make a donation or to donate items for the auctions, contact Shelly Whaley at 362-9954or Dave Brownat 381-2454.
All About Bridgeville
The Bridgeville Library will be closed on Saturday, July 25. Come visit us at the Kiwanis Chicken BBQ fundraiser for the library on Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26 from 10 a.m. until. Tickets are on sale now at the library circulation desk.
Join us on Saturday, Aug. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a community reading of Haverford House - An Eastern Shore Mystery, a suspenseful novel based on the Eastern Shore. Enjoy a discussion with the author Katherine Winfield. A light luncheon will follow. RSVP is required before Saturday, July 25. A copy of the book is available at the library, or you can purchase your own copy (book or eBook) at www.amazon.com.
The Bridgeville Library Book Sale is going on now. We have paperback and hard cover books, audio books, magazines, puzzles, and movie titles on VHS and DVD. Check out our selection in the library, and pick up your favorites at super low prices.
For more information, contact the library at 337-7401.
Bridgeville Senior Center events
The following events will be held at the Bridgeville Senior Center in July.
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.
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.
The Summer Reading Program program, Every Hero Has a Story, is held every Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m., and is for ages 1-11. The Teen/Tween 2015 Summer Reading Program, Unmask is 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 Bridge-ville 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 Bridge-ville -Kiwanis Club BBQ stand is now open on weekends through Oct. 4.
Kiwanis BBQ chicken is available four miles west of Bridge-ville on Rt. 404, Seashore Highway.
All About Greenwood
AARP Defensive Driving Course
An AARP Defensive Driving Safety Course will be held at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on Monday, Aug. 10 from noon to 4 p.m. This is a one day advanced refresher class.
Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. You must pre-register by Aug. 5 and checks should be made payable to AARP.
Upon compliance of the course, participants will receive a deduction on the liability portion of their automobile insurance.
To register, call site manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.
Weekly Dinner Club
The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center hosts a Dinner Club on Thursday evenings at 5. This event is open to the public. Cost for non-members is $7. Entertainment is scheduled on some Thursdays. For menus or more information, call Dixie Carlisle, site manager, at 349-5237.
Summer Reading Program
Summer is half over, don't miss this fun opportunity! 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,' includes 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? ( 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 atgreenwood.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 now through Sept. 27. All About
Come out and enjoy a good meal.
Celebrating Home Bingo
Celebrating Home Bingo will be held at the Federalsburg Fire Hall on Sunday, July 26. Doors open at 1 p.m. and Bingo begins at 2 p.m..
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information, call 410-714-0427.
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
First Saturday in Georgetown
First Saturday will take place in Georgetown on the first Saturday in August (8/1) and September (9/5). The event will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and sponsored by the Georgetown Non-Profit Alliance. The following museums will be open for free: Masonic Lodge, Train Station, Old Sussex County Courthouse, Delaware Aviation Museum, Marvel Museum, and Treasures of the Sea.
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
Visit the Fun House at the Fair
Adults and kids of all ages are invited to DNREC's Fun House of Science at the Delaware State Fair July 23 - Aug. 1 where they can discover the science behind what DNREC does for the environment and Delaware's natural resources. DNREC's building includes displays and hands-on activities and, new this year, -DNREC On Stage, presentations and live animal demonstrations in the air-conditioned theater.
The Fun House of Science, located in DNREC's Education Building on East Rider Road within the Fairgrounds, is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., every day during the fair.
Upon entering the Fun House, everyone will be given a Game Book that engages visitors in science activities and experiments.
People who visit the stations and use the game book can collect an environmental prize.
Archives program in Dover
On Saturday, Aug. 1 at 10:30 a.m., Kim Bucklaw of the Chester County Archives and Chester County Historical Society will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives in Dover about searching for one's ancestors in 18th century rural America. This program, which will show how to use timelines along with a variety of records to solve family mysteries, will have information for genealogists of all skill levels.
The workshop is free to the public and will last one hour. Reservations are not required. For more information, contact Sarah Denison at 302-744-5016 or e-mail email@example.com.
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 Tuesday and Thursday, 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.
Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic invites supporters to Nassau Valley Vineyards in Lewes from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 23, to help raise funds and celebrate the work of Make-A-Wish.
Indulge in Nassau Valley Vineyards' award-winning selection of wine, brews from Dogfish Head Brewery and Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company, local food and entertainment in a grand showcase of the best of Delaware.
Visit www.WishesOnTapDE.org to purchase individual tickets for $60 and to learn more about sponsorship opportunities. Safe driver tickets are available for $30.
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, now through September. For more information, call 410-251-2849.
All About Trips
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. The balance is now due.
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.
Christmas Time at Opryland
December 8-12,2015 - Cost for five days-$715.00 pp/doubles. Included are two nights stay at the famous Opryland Hotel where you will be surrounded by lush indoor gardens, winding rivers, sparkling waterfalls, two million lights and the Brightest Star Fountain Show.
You will have four breakfasts and four dinners, one of which is a family style Christmas dinner and show featuring Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers. Next, a Broadway-style show at the Grand Ole Opry House.
A visit to ICE will prove to be a memorable experience when you view the new exhibits of carvings, sculptures and 3-D holiday-themed displays - all made of ice. A guided tour of Nashville will include many homes of country and western entertainers before a drive through downtown to historic Second Avenue, the State Capitol, Fort Nashborough and the Ryman Theater.
For more info call Rose at 302-629-7180.
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
Mary Vining Chapter meeting
The Mary Vining Chapter will have a chapter meeting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1. Contact Cathie Dickerson, chapter regent, at 629-5309 for directions to where the meeting will be held (the meeting will not be held at the library).
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). Ad Hoc Touring Company
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.
If you enjoy reading plays aloud, join the Ad Hoc Touring Company, an affiliate of Possum Point Players.The group meets the first Monday of each month at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown.
To learn more about Ad Hoc, contact Roger Ault at 226-1118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Broad Creek Grange Meeting
The Broad Creek Grange meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month, at Broad Creek Grange Hall (11198 County Seat Hwy., Laurel).
For more details, contact Mary Tress at 875-3326. Visitors are welcome.
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, Aug. 5. 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.
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, Middle-ford 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 Nanti-coke Marina and Yacht Club in Blades.
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.
Stamp Club meets monthly
The Sussex County Stamp Clubmeets 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.
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.
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.
Kingdom Writers group
Kingdom Writers Fellowship (KWF), a Christian group of aspiring writers, is welcoming new members. If you enjoy writing, want 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 Saturday morning at Alliance Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford. For more information, call 858-2239 or 628-4594.
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.