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. Call Lisa Massey at 629-2444 for more information.
Video game tournament The Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club is hosting a small town "Street Fighters" video game tournament on June 28, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Registration for the event will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Entry fee is $10 with a $2 spectator fee. All Boys & Girls Club members have a special entry fee of $5. The event will be held at the Boys & Girls Club, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford. A minimum age requirement is 14 to compete in the tournament. For tournament rules visit www.myspace.com/smalltownstreetfighters.
Blades Fire Hall breakfast There will be an all-you-can-eat breakfast, at the Blades Fire Hall, located at the corner of Cannon and Fifth streets in Blades, July 6, from 8 till 11 a.m. Cost is adults $7, children $3. Sponsored by the auxiliary and firemen of the Fire Company. For more information call Jewell Chaffinch at 629-6904.
Rabies & Distemper Clinic Homeless Cat Helpers, Inc. holds its eighth semi-annual Rabies & Distemper Vaccination Clinic for cats and dogs. Cost is $10 for each rabies shot and $10 for each Distemper/Parvo shot, cash only. Leashes and carriers are required. Blades Fire Station, Cannon Street, between 4th and 5th streets. Dr. Mike Metzler, DVM, attending veterinarian, Four Paws Animal Hospital. Puppies must be at least 16-weeks old to receive rabies vaccine and at least 6 weeks old to receive distemper vaccine. Kittens must be at least 12 weeks old to receive Rabies Vaccine and be at least six weeks old to receive Distemper Vaccine. Each dog/puppy must be on a leash. Each cat/kitten must be in its own carrier. Homeless Cat Helpers, Inc., is a non-profit, 501(c)3, all-volunteer, all-spay/neuter, no-kill, cat rescue organization.
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 628-1908 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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," is being held until July 31. For more information contact Kenda Kile at 629-2524. The Children's Summer Reading Program, "Catch the Reading Bug" is on Mondays at 10 a.m. Lap sit will be on Tuesdays for ages 0 to 3 at 10:30 a.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.
LHS Class of 93 reunion planned Laurel High School's Class of 1993 is scheduled to celebrate their 15th Reunion. The reunion will be held on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 2 p.m. It will be held at Trap Pond State Park Screened Pavilion. We are in need of contact information for the following classmates: Gary Anderson, Eric Bailey, Jennifer Belong, Greg Bernal, Shawn Crites, Dangelle Dixon, Allery Elder, Brandy Gilchrist, Michael Greene, Sam Hastings, Gail Hearn, Michelle Hindt, Nick Horsey, Jeff Howard, Patrick Johnson, Robyn Justice, Aaron Kellam, Kenneth LeCates, Martin LeCates, Tracy Matthews, Misty McKinstry, Carlos Mitchell, Christina Morris, Bodny Olivince, Jason Pfeilmeier, Traymane Savage, Karen Short Townsend, Twana Stanley, John Stevens, Sean Vincent, Mark Walsh, Chris Walston, Nikki Webb, Antonio West, Albert Wooters, Jason Young, and Ami Zimmerman. If you have contact information for any of these classmates, contact Michelle Rogers Moyer at (302)875-2563 or email@example.com .
Fashion Show benefit 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.
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.
Summer Reading Program The Laurel Public Library's Children's Summer Reading Program is in full swing, with prizes and programs and contests for children from toddlers - 6th grade. Children can sign up anytime throughout the summer, read books and earn prizes! At 4 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. This program is great for those who love nature and those who love great stories. Support for this program is made possible by collaboration among the Delaware Division of the Arts, Delaware Division of Libraries and Delaware Public Libraries. At 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9, the Delaware Museum of Natural History will present "Creepy Crawlies." Children of all ages will enjoy an up-close and personal look at bugs, dead and alive! The Laurel Public Library's weekly programs started June 23, with an Acting Club for grades 2-6 on Mondays at 6:30 p.m., Preschool StoryTime 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. These programs will meet each week throughout the summer, and children who have not yet since done so are encouraged to attend. For more information about the Laurel Public Library's Children's Summer Reading Program, drop by the Library at 101 East 4th Street, call us a 875-3184, or find us on the web at www.laurel.lib.de.us. You can also email Becky Norton, Youth Services Librarian at Rebecca.email@example.com for more information.
IHOP Family Night every 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, call Pat McDonald at 337-7192.
Trinity Golf Tournament The 5th Annual Trinity Foundation Golf Tournament will be held Sept. 6 at Heritage Shores Golf Club in Bridgeville. The tournament is a charity event to raise money for the Trinity Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 2005 by the employees of Trinity Transport, Inc. In 2007 the tournament succeeding in raising over $20,000. There are two tee times, one in the morning and one in the afternoon to accommodate a growing number of interested golfers. Special thanks go out to our top sponsors so far for 2008, including Trinity Transport, Inc. and Discover Bank, with more expected to follow.
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.
Georgetown Public Library events The Georgetown Public Library will hold Story Time at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday morning with Miss Sherri. For more information call the library at 856-7958. 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. For more information call the library at 856-7958. The Georgetown Library will hold Wellness Wednesday on July 16 from 2-4 p.m. For more information call the Consumer Health Librarian at 227-8044. The Georgetown Public Library will have a movie matinee every Friday at 2 p.m. starting the week of June 13 to Aug. 22. For more information call the Library at 856-7958. The Georgetown Public Library will be offering a Knitting Class on Mondays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. starting July 21. The class is limited and preregistration is required. To register or find out more information call the library and ask to speak to Bonnie, 856-7958. The Georgetown Public Library will be presenting "Monkeys in the House" by John Hadfield on June 26 at 2 p.m. Come to the library and enjoy a fun afternoon of music, juggling and magic. For more information call the library at 856-7958.
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.
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
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.
Adult Summer Reading Club The Greenwood Public Library's adult summer reading club, "Basking in Books," 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.
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.
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.
Friends of the Bridgeville Library The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will meet on Tuesday, July 1, at the St. Mary's Episcopal Church, William Street, Bridgeville, at 7 p.m. The Friends will be electing the officers for 2008-2009 at this annual meeting, "Let's Make History Together." The Friends meet the first Tuesday of every month. Everyone is welcomed. For more information call Ruth Skala at 337-3678
July 4th meetings The final Laurel July 4th meeting is set for June 30. It will 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.
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 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 Wednesday, Sept. 24 - A day-trip to Norfolk to cruise the water and have lunch (included) on board the "Spirit Of Norfolk." Return to shore and next door you can tour the Nauticus, The National Maritime Center, The Battleship Wisconsin and the Hampton Roads Naval Museum. The cost is $78 and the bus leaves Peebles parking lot in Seaford at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 13-16 - New Hampshire White Mountains for 4 days. Stay in Laconia, N.H. at the Margate Resort Hotel with seven meals included. Cost: $650 per person, double occupancy. Visit Franconia Notch State Park, Chutter's Store, Sugar Hill Sampler, harman's Cheese & Country Store, Hampton Pewter, and more. Have lunch (included) aboard The Café Lafayette Dinner Train during your two hour ride. Then ride the Lake Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad before taking a cruise on a 230-ft. ship across Lake Winnipesaukee. You will also have time to shop and browse along Main Street in Wolfeboro village, America's oldest Summer Resort. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180 for more information about these trips.