Art in the Park June 28 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. in Kiwanis Park in Seaford. Local artists will have art on display and for sale. Seaford High School Yearbook/Aloha will have food and beverages available for sale as their fundraiser.
Farmers and Artisans Market For quite some time now, old-timers and new-comers alike have been asking for a market in the Seaford area. A citizens' group is making it happen. A steering committee has laid the foundation, with the help of Kelli Steele. Debuting on Saturday mornings in August, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, residents and friends will be able to purchase locally grown and locally hand-crafted items at "Seaford's Farmers & Artisans Market." The location will be determined by the number of vendors who commit by June 28. Growers and artisans from the surrounding area are encouraged to contact either Lynne Betts at 629-3949 or Sonja Mehaffey at 245-9494 to sign up for the five Saturday mornings in August.
Church seeks craft vendors Christ Lutheran Church need craft vendors for its Christmas bazaar to be held on Sept. 27, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. - $20 per space. Contact Joan at 628-3601. The church is located at 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford.
SSA welcomes new members The Seaford Swimming Association, located west of Seaford on Craigs Mill Pond Road, is now accepting applications for membership for the 2008 summer season. SSA is a family-oriented pool offering swimming fun for everyone in the family. SSA offers a 6-lane, 25-yard swimming pool with diving area, a large baby pool as well as a shaded picnic area complete with barbeque grills, volleyball, basketball and horseshoes for summer fun. SSA is home of the competitive SSA Dolphin Swim Team open to all member children. Children's swimming lessons are also offered throughout the summer season along with family activities for both children and adults. A new member discount is now in effect. Contact Board president Steve Halter at 628-0554 for further information.
Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival The Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival at Nutter Park in Seaford, will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8 and 9. This year's event will include a Pre-AFRAM Festival basketball competition and fish fry on Thursday, Aug. 7. Nutter Park is located on Collins Avenue next to Chandler Heights Apartments in Seaford. This annual festival celebrates the African-American heritage with entertainment, food, a parade, cultural vendors, contests, fun for kids and adults, and information booths. The AFRAM acronym comes from the words AFRican-AMerican. This year's theme is "Conserving Our Future by Preserving Our Family." All are welcome to this community uniting event. Register today for pageants, vending booths, parade, basketball challenge, Amateur Night, and entertainment by calling 628-1908. Registration forms are also available on the AFRAM Web site: easternshoreafram.org. For questions or information please contact Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival Executive Director: Councilwoman Pat A. Jones at 302-628-1908 or email@example.com Visit the Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival Web Site at easternshoreafram.org for general information, registration forms and directions.
Seaford District Library events The Teen Summer Reading Program, "Metamorphosis," will be held from June 12 to July 31. Teens who have completed sixth through twelfth grades may sign up starting on June 12th at 12:30 p.m. For more information contact Kenda Kile at 629-2524. The Children's Summer Reading Program, "Catch the Reading Bug" is on Monday at 10 a.m. Lap sit will be on Tuesdays for ages 0 to 3 at 10:30 a.m. Cape Henlopen Nature Center will present "Buggy about Bugs!" on Thursday, June 19 at 1 p.m. The Teen Summer reading program, "Metamorphosis," will be having "Duct Tape Designing" on Thursday, June 19, starting at 4 p.m. "Amazing Insects" will be presented by the Delaware Museum of Natural History on Thursday, June 26, starting at 1 p.m. On Thursday, June 26, the Teen Summer Reading Program, "Metamorphosis," will be having a "Trick my Cart" event starting at 4 p.m. "Fun with Filmmaking" is a free three day series, offered by the Rehoboth Film Society at the Seaford District Library on Mondays, July 7 and 14 and Tuesday, July 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. Registration at the library is required and the program is recommended for elementary aged students.
Breakfast cafe VFW 4961 breakfast cafe, open Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund.
Fitness classes resume in fall Fitness classes at St. John's United Methodist Church, resume after Labor Day. Call Carol Lynch 629-7539 AFAA Certified Fitness Professional for fall schedule in late August, early September.
Preschoolers story time Parents, caregivers and children ages two to five are invited to enjoy stories, songs, poetry, art, science, math, music and fun at the Laurel Public Library's preschool story time. Story time is held every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the library at 875-3184.
LHS Class of 1988 reunion LHS Class of 1988 20 year reunion planning in progress for fall 2008. We need your help. Contact the committee with your address information and anyone else's that you may know at Reunioninfo2008@yahoo.com or call the reunion hotline 302-280-6655 or register on classmates.com to help us connect to everyone.
Fashion Show benefit Aug. 8 On Friday, Aug. 8, at 6 p.m., the Lighthouse Church on Kaye Road, Laurel will host a fashion show to benefit The Good Samaritan Thrift Store. Clothing from the Good Samaritan will be modeled by members of the church, as well as other members of the community. All monies from a good-will offering will go to support the many community endeavors of the Good Samaritan. If you would like to know more about the fashion show, or are interested in modeling in the show, contact the coordinator of the event, Mrs. Rebecca Jones at 628-8172.
AARP Driving Course An AARP Driving Course will be held July 21 and 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Laurel Senior Center. Cost will be $10. To register for the course call 875-2536.
Teen Summer Reading Program The Laurel Public Library's Teen Summer Reading Program kicked off on June 13. Seventh to 12th grade students can sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Program after this date and enter to win the grand prize limo ride to Barnes and Noble in Salisbury to spend a $25 gift certificate! The library also has summertime teen programs planned. Every other Friday evening area teens can hang out, see friends, play games, watch movies, and eat pizza from 7-9 p.m. at NightLife, an after-hours teens-only event. At 8 p.m. on Monday evenings, teens are invited to our "Anything Goes Teen Book Club," where you can relax, talk about whatever you're reading. Teens can also become part of our teen volunteer program, and get valuable job experience and community service credit while assisting with our Children's Summer Reading Program. For more information, drop by the Laurel Public Library at 101 East 4th St., call us at 875-3184, or find us on the web at www.laurel.lib.de.us. You can also email questions to Becky Norton, Youth Services Librarian at Rebecca.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laurel Library events Wednesday, June 25, the library's talented teen volunteers will present our sixth annual Summer Reading Program Festival at 2 p.m. Children in grades K-6 will spend an enjoyable afternoon playing games, doing crafts and having fun. On Wednesday, June 25, the library's talented Teen Volunteers will present the annual Summer Reading Program Festival "Get Buggy@the Library!" at 2 p.m. Children in grades K-6 are invited to spend a fun afternoon with games, crafts, fun and food. June 23 through Aug. 7 - the library will have several weekly programs for preschoolers to sixth-graders. 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, children ages 2-5 will be treated to stories, songs, poetry, math and science at our Preschool Story Time. At 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2, the Library will host Gary Lloyd who will perform "Come Into My Parlor, Please?" with stories and fantastic facts about our eight-legged friends, featuring spider tales from around the world. At one point, Mr. Lloyd transforms into Anansi, the African half-man, half-spider trickster, complete with eight eyes. The Laurel Public Library's weekly programs start June 23, with an Acting Club for grades 2-6 on Mondays at 6:30 p.m., Preschool Story Time on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., and Crafty Little Buggers, a craft/project program for children in grades K-6 on Thursdays at 2 p.m. For more information about the Laurel Public Library's Children's Summer Reading Program, drop by the Library at 101 East 4th Street, find us on the web at www.laurel.lib.de.us or call us a 875-3184.You can also email Becky Norton, Youth Services Librarian at Rebecca.email@example.com for more information.
IHOP Family Night The friends of the Bridgeville Library have another delicious fundraiser to promote. All you have to do is enjoy a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury IHOP locations, any day, any meal. Take and fill out the comment card; staple your receipt to the comment card and drop it off at the Bridgeville Library, Bridgeville Town Hall, or the Providence Sales Cottage in Heritage Shores. For more information, please call Pat McDonald at 337-7192.
Historical Society's Museum The Bridgeville Historical Society Museum will be open to the public on the first Sunday of each month from June to October from 1 p.m - 4 p.m. The museum is located at 102 William Street, Bridgeville.
Adult Summer Reading Club The Greenwood Public Library's adult summer reading club, "Basking in Books," began on June 16 and continues through Aug. 25. It is open to all 18 years and older or those who have graduated from high school. To participate, please register at the Greenwood Library and start reading or listening to your favorite books. Entry slips are filled out for each book enjoyed; these entry slips enter you in weekly drawings for prizes as well as for a grand prize to be awarded on Aug. 25. For further information, contact the Greenwood Library at 349-5309. The Greenwood Public Library is located at 100 Mill St., just east of the railroad tracks, in Greenwood.
Rotary to present award The Hub Club Rotary of Harrington-Greenwood-Felton will present a "Service Above Self Award" to an individual who has gone above and beyond in service to others. This is the first time the Hub Club Rotary will present this award. The individual to be honored was instrumental in saving the life of the club's president after an automobile accident last month. Presentation of the award will be on Thursday, June 19, at the club's breakfast meeting beginning at 7:45 a.m. at Peoples Too Restaurant in Harrington. The public is invited to attend. The cost of breakfast is $8.50. Those interested should RSVP to Linda Chick at 398-5194.
Georgetown Public Library events The Georgetown Public Library will hold Story Time at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday morning with Miss Sherri. The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library will hold its monthly book discussion on Wednesday July 9 at 10 a.m. This month discussion will be on Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. A movie matinee is every Friday at 2 p.m. starting the week of June 13 to Aug. 22.
Chicken barbecue June 28, Georgetown Lions Club will hold a chicken barbecue, Rt. 18, at Kiwanis Club pit, 10 a.m. till done. Proceeds to benefit Sussex Central football team and Lions. Call 236-3737 for details and to place orders.
Georgetown Bluegrass Festival 14th Annual Bluegrass Festival will be held at the Marvel Carriage Museum Grounds, Georgetown on Friday, June 20, 3-11 p.m.; and Saturday, June 21, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Cost on Friday is $15- Saturday, $25- Weekend $40. Free rough camping with weekend ticket. In case of inclement weather it will be held indoors. For more information call 875-2595.
5K run/walk and 1 mile walk The fifth annual Georgetown Library 5K run/walk and 1 mile walk will be held on Thursday, June 26, from 7 p.m. (rain or shine), at North Bedford Street Park, Georgetown. This is sponsored by Friends of the Georgetown Public Library. Come out and support the Library under construction. Run or walk 5K (3.1 miles), adult/child walk 1 mile. Both courses begin and end at the park Cost is $15 pre-registration fee through Friday, June 20; $20 day of race, with registration from 6-6:45 p.m. Registration forms are at the library. Awards will be presented to the male/female 5K overall and master champions runners as well as the top three finishers in the following age groups: 9 and under, 10-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over. Certificates will be given to walkers. T-shirts guaranteed to the first 100 registered, water stop and refreshments provided. For more information, call the Library 856-7958, or Helen Williams 856-7682
Historical Society luncheon Georgetown Historical Society luncheon and unique fashion show at Sussex Pines Country Club starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 21. Fashions by Twila Farrel & Deanna's of Lewes. For tickets or questions call 856-2760 or 856-6642.
Lewes High School class of 1958 The Lewes High School class of 1958 will hold its 50th year reunion on Oct. 18, 2008 at the Virden center, Pilottown Road, Lewes. A letter of information on the reunion will be mailed in early spring but addresses are needed for the following classmates: Peggy Haire Kreer, Charles Robertson, James Carter, Larry Dennis and Bill Price. If you were a member of the Lewes High School class of 1958, but did not graduate and are interested in attending the reunion, or if you have information for any of the above, call the reunion committee at 645-2387.
Ruritan Club breakfast buffet All-you-can-eat Sunday breakfast buffet served by the Galestown Ruritan Club, on the fourth Sunday of each month October to June, 7-10 a.m. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children 6-12 years, at The Galestown (Md) Community Hall, 5833 School House Road. Buffet features blueberry pancakes, eggs, scrapple, sausage, creamed chipped beef, biscuits, potato casserole, hominy, fruit cup and sticky buns. This month it will be held June 22.
Choptank River Festival Sailwinds Park is pleased to announce the creation of the Choptank River Festival. This three-day festival will be held this year from Friday, July 4, through Sunday, July 6. Friday hours begin at 3 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, start at 1 p.m. Friday will be geared to a rock sound featuring the talents of Matthew King, Hyphen, ZO2, and "Jimmie's Chicken Shack." Saturday will have an overall country vibe featuring the talents of Off the Hook, Golden Touch, Sister Shaw and the Dippy Eggs, Randy Lee Ashcraft, Bird Dog and the Road Kings and the night closes out with a performance from the great Tanya Tucker. Finishing out our festival on Sunday are the spiritual sounds of some local gospel performers Candy Rabbit and Chesapeake Wind, The Heavenly Sons of Joy, and Brooke Meredith, at which time we will switch gears slightly and move into a more traditional Motown sound with the talents of Laura Todd, Shelly Abbott, The Echoes, and finishing the night out with "The Drifters."
Lions Club Longaberger sale The Delmar Lions Club is holding a Longaberger basket sale with all proceeds from the sale going to the local community and the visually impaired. Baskets, with blue and orange trim and Wildcat paws, cost $49 apiece. The price of the lid, with a Delmar and Wildcat logo, is $30. Liners and dividers are available upon request. For more information or to order a basket please contact King Lion Mildred Riley at 846-3846 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charity bowling The Mortgage Market of Delaware is hosting a charity bowling event June 21, at 3 p.m. at the Doverama bowling lanes adjacent to Rodney Village. Proceeds will benefit Homes For Our Troops, a national organization that builds or adapts homes to accommodate severely handicapped Iraq/Afghanistan war veterans. Donations and sponsorships are needed. If you wish to contribute, or if you want to register to play, call 422-4303, or email email@example.com. Registration is $100 per team of 4. Food, drinks, prizes, t-shirts, fun for all!
SCWDC meeting The Sussex County Women's Democrat Club dinner meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. on June 19, at the Sussex Pines Country Club, in Georgetown. Featured speaker will be Dr. Everett Toomey, Jr., educator. Dinner will cost $13 per person. For details and reservations, call Thelma Monroe, president, at 934-9716.
SCRWC meets The June meeting of the Sussex County Republican Women's Club (SCRWC) will be held on June 25 at the Sussex Pines Country Clubhouse. The business meeting will begin at 10:45 a.m. A salad lunch will be served at noon. This will be the last monthly meeting until Sept. 24. The speaker for this month will be Jud Bennett, who is running for county council this fall. He will speak on "Growth in Sussex County." If you are interested in attending this meeting call Kathy Vengazo at 302-539-4757. Visitors are welcome. For more information about the club and club activities see the web site at www.scrwc.net.
SCRWC picnic The Seaford Republican Women's Club will meet Thursday, June 26, at 11 a.m., at the home of Sally Higgins, for a picnic. Drinks and fried chicken will be provided. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish. The guest speaker will be author Colleen Faulkner. She is a well known writer of historical romance and suspense novels. She is a Seaford native and winner of the Delaware Diamond Award for Literary Excellence. For information on the picnic, call Anne Nesbitt, 628-7788.
Sussex County Pomona Picnic Sussex County Pomona Picnic, Sunday, June 22, starting at 2 p.m. at the residence of Howard and Shirley Millman, 32149 Oak Drive, The Oaks. Call 645-8098 for directions. The Sussex County Pomona Public Service award will be announced at this time.
Delaware Grays meet The Delaware Grays Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 2068 in Seaford hosts their regular monthly meeting on Monday, July 7, at 7 p.m., at the Seaford Library Conference Room. Those whose male ancestors fought honorably for the South during the American Civil War, or those interested in the preservation of history are invited to attend. www.DESCV.org
Trap Pond Partners meets Trap Pond Partners (a volunteer non-profit organization) meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Bald Cypress Nature Center at Trap Pond State Park, Laurel. We are always looking for new members and ideas to improve our state park. To learn more, visit www.trappondpartners.com.
Knitting Guild meets All Knitters: The "Sea Purls" Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Cheer Center in Georgetown on the corner of Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road. For more details call Joyce Smirk, Secretary, 302-732-6495. Lunch available.
July 4th meetings Laurel July 4th meetings are set for the following days: June 23 and June 30. They begin at 5 p.m. and are held at the Laurel Chamber Office.
Orchid Hobbyists meet Orchid Hobbyists of Delmarva will meet on the third Sunday of each month September through June, from 2-5 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 10th and Grove Street, Delmar, Del. Come join our group with a common interest in all things orchid. There will be lectures, demonstrations, slide shows, cultural information and question and answer sessions. Everyone is welcome from beginners to experienced growers. Annual membership is $15 per family. For more information, contact either: Luther Shultz 410-341-6058, or Mary Jo Marshall 410-822-3941.
Seaford Historical Society picnic The Historical Society's annual picnic/meeting will be on Sunday, June 22, at 6 p.m., rain or shine at VFW Post 4961 pavilion on Middleford Road, Seaford. Cost is $5/person, plus either a salad, vegetable or dessert per family. Reservations are required. Call Kathy Martin at 629-6969. Entertainment will be by Tony Windsor; meeting will be conducted by president Rudy Wilson.
Marine Corps meeting The Marine Corps League meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin in Seaford.
Cancer support group The Wellness Community-Delaware is offering a support group for people affected by cancer and their loved ones at the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. The group meets at the Cancer Care Center on the second Monday of the month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. For more information call Kaye or Lori at 645-9150. All programs at The Wellness Community are free of charge for people affected by cancer and their loved ones.
Coast Guard Auxiliary Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 for details.
Laurel Senior Center Day trips June 26 - Smith Island Cruise, luncheon at Bayside Restaurant. July 18 - Choptank Riverboat Luncheon Cruise at Suicide Bridge in East New Market. If interested you must have reservations, call 875-2536 for further information.
Senior Center trips Nanticoke Senior Center's Nashville and Memphis trip will take place on Sunday, Sept. 14 to Saturday Sept. 20. Cost is $850 double occupancy. Some of the sights you will see are Graceland, Grand Olé Opry, and Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum. For information call 629-4939. Trip includes motor coach transportation, tip for bus driver, snacks from center and dinner theatre. Nanticoke Senior Center's Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre Trip presents "Foot Loose" on Thursday, June 26, matinee in Lancaster, Pa. Cost is $70 members, $75 non-members.
Longaberger bus trip Longaberger collectors will want to step aboard a Bus Trip to Boyd's Bear Country in Gettysburg, Pa., for the Boyd's Bear Country Basket Fest. Join Longaberger, America's premier maker of handcrafted baskets, pottery and wrought iron at the World's Most Humongous Teddy Bear Store for a fun-filled event that takes place Aug. 23. The bus will leave from the Seaford Village Shopping Center at 6 a.m. and return at 8 p.m. A unique opportunity to weave your own Longaberger basket (not included in price of registration). Shopping at the Longaberger Homestead At Home Store, which provides select home décor, clothing, collectibles and gift items. The Longaberger Factory Store with close to 10,000 square feet of retired and revered Longaberger baskets, pottery and wrought iron products available for purchase. Longaberger Family members will be there each day to sign your favorite Longaberger products Longaberger Basket giveaways will take place every hour and much more! $59 per person (includes motor coach transportation, snack filled Longaberger Tote and door prizes). For more information and reservations call Renee Morris at 245-8842 or email at RGMorris93@comcast.net.
Bus trip to Nashville Seaford will host a trip to Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 13-17. Cost of $799 per person/double occupancy includes lodging at the Opryland Hotel, performance of Radio City's "Christmas Spectacular" featuring world-famous Rockettes, Fantasy in Ice, holiday dinner show featuring Louise Mandrell, most meals, motor-coach transportation and much more. For more information call Frances Horner at 629-4416
Bus trip to Jamaica, Queens A bus trip to Jamaica, Queens, N.Y., on Saturday, Aug. 16, from Big Lots, Seaford. Bus will leave at 5 a.m. Departure from New York, 5 p.m. Price $50, flat rate. For information contact Sister Paris Twyman, at 410-754-9135.
AARP Chapter #915 trips Branson, Mo - Sept. 13-20, cost is $875 per person. Call 410-822-2314. New England/Vermont, NH, Boston and Salem, Oct. 13-19, cost is $1085 double, and $1335 single. Call 410-673-7856. Myrtle Beach - Nov. 10-13, cost $430 per person. Call 410-754-8588.
Seaford AARP trips On Wednesday, July 23 - A trip to Paradise, Pa., to the Rainbow Dinner Theater to see a comedy show, "Hold That Thought." Lunch is included in the cost. Bus leaves Peebles parking lot in Seaford at 7:30 a.m. Return home about 6:45 p.m. Cost is $67 per person. On Wednesday, Sept. 24 - A trip to Norfolk, Va. - Tour the Nauticus, The National Maritime Center, The Battleship Wisconsin and the Hampton Roads Naval Museum. Lunch is included as you cruise the waters on The Spirit of Norfolk. Cost is $78 per person. Bus leaves Peebles parking lot at 7:30 a.m. On Oct 13-16 - A four-day trip to the New Hampshire White Mts. Stay in Laconia, N.H. at the Margate Resort Hotel with 7 meals included. Cost $650 per person, double occupancy. Visit Franconia Notch State Park, Chutter's Store, Sugar Hill Sampler, Harman's Cheese & Country Store, Hampshire Pewter and more. A two-hour ride on the Café Lafayette Dinner Train (included) and also ride the Lake Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad and then cruise across Lake Winnipesaukee on the 230 ft. cruise ship Shop and browse along Main Street in Wolfeboro; a lakeside village. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180 for more information about these trips.
Adult Plus+ June trips & activities Seniors can take advantage of a variety of trips and activities offered by the Adult Plus + program in June at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. On June 25, view the musical "Gypsy" in Ardentown. "Adult Plus+ Woodcarvers Club" meetings are from June 23 to Nov. 24. On June 26, share your views of current events from 1 to 3 p.m. then treat yourself at the ice cream social at 3 p.m. For more information about Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ program at 856-5618.