Farmers and Artisans Market Seaford's Farmers and Artisans Market will be open for the 2009 season from Saturday, June 13 to Saturday, Sept. 26 in Kiwanis Park on Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Kiwanis Park is located at the intersection of Atlanta Road and Stein Highway. We encourage local growers to join us by bringing your locally grown and/or organic fruits, vegetables, cut herbs, plants and cut flowers. For registration information, visit www.seafordmarket.vpweb.com or email or call the Market Master, Sonja Mehaffey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-245-9494.
VFW Post 4961 events On Friday, May 15, VFW Post 4961 will hold their monthly AYCE Fried Fish & Chicken Dinner, which includes fish, chicken, fried potatoes, green beans, greens, stewed tomatoes, corn nuggets, iced tea or coffee. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. and is $9 per person. On Saturday, May 23, VFW Post 4961 will hold the 2nd Annual Memorial Day Pig Roast from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person and include AYCE pig, hot dogs, hamburgers, draft beer and soda. For more information, contact Clark Saunders.
Troop 738 yard sale Girl Scout Troop 738 will hold a yard sale on Saturday, May 16 at 7 a.m. on 9415 Middleford Road in Seaford. All proceeds will be donated to charity.
Easter Seals fundraiser Schwan's fundraiser to benefit Easter Seals will be held at the Century 21 Tull-Ramey office on Rt. 13 Saturday, May 23 from 10-2 p.m.
Free car wash Saturday, May 23 10-2 p.m. at the Century 21 Tull-Ramey office on Rt. 13. Car wash will benefit Sussex Tech Key Club. Donations appreciated.
- The Friends of the Seaford Library Indoor Yard, Book, Plant, and Bake Sale is Saturday, May 16 from 7 a.m. to noon at the Seaford District Library. Use the Meeting Room door at the end of the Library building to find the sale. Rain or shine. If you have items, books, or plants to donate, they may be left any time. No clothing will be accepted. Proceeds will help fund educational programs at the library.
- The "Science and Religion" book discussion will meet on Monday, May 18 at 6 p.m. For more information, call 629-2524.
- May is better hearing month. Learn about pending legislation for hearing aid tax credit. Also discover how advances in technology allows you to capture voices clearly in noisy environments. This event will be held at the Seaford District Library on Thursday, May 21 at 1 p.m. For more information, contact Dr. Kathleen Gallion at 629-3400.
- Are you a railroad enthusiast or have a green thumb and enjoy spending time in your garden? Sign up at the Seaford District library before Friday, May 22 for our "Railroad Gardening" program. Learn how to combine these two passions from a Master Gardener. Program begins on Friday, May 22 at 1 p.m.
- Baby Bookworms, an infant story time, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., no registration required
- Toddler Tales Story time, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., no registration required.
- 3-5 Story Time, Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Registration now required, and opens two weeks before the story time date. Call the library for details.
- The Seaford District Library has joined IHOP in an effort to raise money for the Library. Eat a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth or Salisbury, Md. IHOP locations and return an itemized receipt along with a comment card to the Seaford District Library. We must have the comment cards with itemized receipts in order to receive the reimbursement. The Seaford Library will receive 10% of the total receipt.
- The Seaford District Library will be closed Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day.
- There will be a Seaford Library Board meeting on Monday, May 26 at 6 p.m.
- "Lights, Camera, Action." The Seaford District Library hosts "Movie Night" on Thursday, May 28, at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 629-2524.
Delaware Teen Challenge Do a good deed today for Delaware Teen Challenge (formerly Seaford Mission). Donate your old or unused vehicle. Get a tax write off and help someone with life controlling problems. Call Delaware Teen Challenge at 629-2559.
Days Gone By Museum Days Gone By Museum, located at 4841 Woodland Ferry Road will participate in "FREE to the First State," along with other State Museums on May 16 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For information call 629-9889 evenings.
Arts Festival planned The Seaford School District will host an Arts Festival on Thursday, May 14 at Seaford High School. Student artwork will be on display in the lobby of the high school from 6 to 7 p.m. Artwork will be judged by members of the Nanticoke River Arts Council. The Band and Chorus concert will begin at 7 p.m. in Madden Auditorium. Parents and the public are invited to attend.
Benefit concert A concert will be held at St. John's United Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar St., Seaford, on Saturday, May 16, to benefit the Nanticoke Senior Center. Performing will be Amanda Jones, Joe Dawson, Laura Mitchell and Jerry Jones. No admission charge. A love offering will be taken. All proceeds will go to the Senior Center. For more information, call 228-4813.
Olde Seaford Block Watch You are invited to a covered dish dinner on Monday, May 18, 6:30 p.m., at City Hall, 414 High St. (use side ramp entrance). Program: Josh Littleton, Code Dept. Update on City Codes. Drinks and desserts will be furnished.
Blades Fire Co. 75th Anniversary The Blades Volunteer Fire Company will hold its 75th Anniversary Parade on Saturday, May 16. Registration is at 10 a.m., Rt. 13, at State Farm parking lot. Line-up by 12:30 p.m., on South Market Street (Alt. 13) and E. 10th St., Blades. Parade starts at 1 p.m. Parade route: beginning at South Market Street and E 10th St., go north to W. High Street turn right, go east to S. Cannon Street turn right on Cannon Street to Fire Dept. Open House located on 5th and Cannon Streets. Parking for participants at Blades Elementary School.
Fred Seth presents program Fred Seth will present his program entitled, "Leonidas Polk and Seaford, Delaware: The Facts, The Myth and The Mystery" on Friday, May 15 at 7 p.m. at the Manor House. Polk was killed by Union fire in June 1864. A Delaware state marker on Middleford Road next to the new Popeye's restaurant cites the General's attendance at the Seaford Academy. Seth will draw from both original and secondary sources on Polk and Delaware. Seth is a consultant and senior manager with American Appraisal of Milwaukee, Wis. He is an avid Civil War researcher and writer and has published many articles on the subject. The program is sponsored by the Methodist Manor House and the Seaford Historical Society. The program is open to the public at no charge. For more information, call the SHS office at 628-9828.
SHS Alumni banquet The SHS Alumni Association will host their annual banquet on Saturday, May 16, at the Seaford Fire Hall. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. Entertainment for the evening will take everyone on a "Trip to Las Vegas." Tickets are $21 each. For more information, call Mary Lee Deluca at 629-8429.
Laurel F.D. Auxiliary fundraiser The Laurel Fire Dept. Auxiliary is currently participating in a fund-raiser sponsored by an Avon representative called, "Bentley the Bear." This fundraiser will continue until May 31. The cost is $19.99 and the intention of this fund-raiser is to ask individuals or organizations to consider purchasing a minimum of one of these bears which can be donated to either a local fire department, police department, hospital or nursing-care facility. Contact any member of the Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary or send your check or money order payable to the Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary in the amount of $19.99 to 207 W. Tenth St., Laurel, DE 19956. Include where you would like "Bentley" donated. The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary is currently seeking new members. Anyone interested in joining, contact any current member of the auxiliary or contact the Laurel Fire Department at 875-3081.
Chicken salad luncheon Chicken salad platter luncheon, with assorted homemade muffins, cornbread, beverages. St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, on Saturday, May 16, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be assorted strawberry desserts, also strawberries by the quart or gallon. Third annual Strawberry Festival. Carry-outs available. 875-9658.
American Legion Auxiliary Laurel American Legion Auxiliary is offering two- $1,000 scholarships. Applications can be picked up at the office of Laurel High School.
'Laurel Pride in Bloom Month' Since 2007, Mayor John Schwed has declared the month of May, "Laurel Pride in Bloom" month. The Public Works Department makes extra efforts to clean up the town and add new landscaping to the parks. Traditionally, the third weekend in May is the Laurel High School, Alumni Weekend and St. Philip's Church, Strawberry Festival. This year the library is planning to offer programs throughout the month, highlighting the history and beauty of the town. For additional information, contact the Chamber of Commerce office at 875-9319, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday.
LHS Class of 1956 scholarship The Laurel High School Class of 1956 will award their fourth consecutive $6,000 scholarship at the annual Laurel Alumni Association Banquet. The class offered their first scholarship at their 50th reunion in 2006, in memory of their deceased classmates, advisors and children of their class members. Vice-president Jay Windsor will make the presentation.
Yard sale and breakfast Laurel Wesleyan Church will hold a huge yard sale and breakfast on Saturday, May 16, from 7 a.m. to noon. Proceeds will help send area youth to camp this summer. For more information, call 875-5380 or visit www.laurelwesleyan.org. AARP Driving Course The Laurel Senior Center will have the AARP Driving Course at their center on May 18 and 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $12 for AARP members, and $14 for non-members. To register for the course call 875-2536.
Laurel Ruritan Club barbecue The Laurel Ruritan Club will have a chicken barbecue on Saturday, May 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at O'Neal's Antiques, Rt. 13, Laurel. Cost is $7 per dinner. Proceeds to benefit local charities.
Annual ALS walk The Laurel Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society is hosting its First Annual ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease walk on Saturday, May 30. It is an hour walk and can be done at any time between 9 and 11 a.m. The walk will be held at the Laurel Middle School's hockey field. There is no registration fee; the formation of teams is encouraged. There is a minimum donation of $50 per team. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. It is a terminal illness that affects as many as 30,000 people annually. For more information contact Amy Handy or Kim Ralph at the Laurel Middle School, 875-6110.
'Fish'n for Sight' The Laurel Lions are getting ready for the 2nd annual "Fish'n For Sight" Tournament, June 6. Getting sponsors to pledge their support is necessary to enter the tournament. One completed pledge sheet will enter two people to fish, one of the two must be an adult. Information and pledge sheets are available at Laurel Petroleum or A & K Enterprises by the bridge, or any Laurel Lion. The tournament on June 6 is a free fishing day in Delaware, which means no license is needed, in addition to the free fishing license a free lunch will be for all fishermen with completed pledge sheets. There also will be prizes, fishing rods, tackle boxes, and trophies. All prizes based on the biggest fish. The tournament will take place at Johnny Janosik Park, June 6, 8 a.m. Rain or Shine.
Strawberry Festival/Garden Tour Third annual Strawberry Festival will be held on May 16, at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Laurel. Breakfast, luncheon, craft tables, everything strawberry beginning at 8 a.m. Laurel Garden Club Tour of ten gardens $8.
Dinner Club Join us at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. through May for the Greenwood Dinner Club. This will be an evening of fellowship and a delicious dinner entrée, dessert and beverage. Cost for members is $5 and non-members are $6. For menus or more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.
Beginning computer classes Visit the Greenwood Public Library every Wednesday afternoon from 3 to 4 p.m. and learn the basics of a mouse and keyboard in a relaxed atmosphere. Registration is required, so call 349-5309 or come by the library to sign up.
Scrapbook classes Scrapbooking classes will be held at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on the first & third Thursdays, each month beginning in May from 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Join us at the center for free scrapbooking classes in May and June. July classes are $3 each class. For more information call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
Craft supply swap The Craft Supply Swap scheduled for Thursday, May 14, at the Greenwood Public Library has been rescheduled to Thursday, June 18, at 6:30 pm. There is no charge for this event. For questions, please call 349-5309. The Greenwood Public Library is located at 100 Mill St., just east of the railroad tracks in Greenwood.
Wii Fit at CHEER Center Wiiª Fit Exercise begins this month on Mondays and Thursdays at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center, 41 Schulze Road in Greenwood, Delaware. Wiiª Fit is a combination of fitness and fun. By playing a little every day, you can work toward personal goals of better health and fitness. To begin training or for more information call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
Friends fundraiser 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 reciept to the comment card and drop it off at The Bridgeville Library, Bridgeville Town Hall, or The Providence Sales Cottage at Heritage Shores. For more information, call Pat McDonald at 337-7192.
Memorial Day Celebration The Town of Bridgeville will host a Memorial Day Celebration on Monday, May 25, 9:30 a.m., at the Veterans Memorial in the Bridgeville Cemetery. Please join us for this special recognition of our veterans.
Mt. Calvary UMC events Mt. Calvary UMC in Bridgeville will host the following events: Saturday, June 6, 8 to 10 a.m., All U Can Eat Pancake and Sausage Breakfast Fundraiser at Applebee's. Breakfast sponsored by Atmosphere of Praise Choir with proceeds benefiting Atmosphere of Praise Ministries and Mission Trip to Africa for Stacy Waters-Hall. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, juice, tea or coffee. Cost is $5 per person. For tickets, contact Stacy at 302-228-7884, Pat at 302-245-8969 or Ginger at 302-542-5752.
Twilight Cheerleading Camp Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council is sponsoring a Twilight Cheerleading Camp from Monday, June 8 to Thursday, June 11 at Delmar Middle/High School from 6 to 8 p.m., for girls in kindergarten through fifth grade. The Delmar High School Varsity Cheerleading Squad will be the instructors for the clinic. The cost is $25 per girl and financial assistance is available. You do not have to be a Girl Scout to register. For details call Pat Lewis at 410-742-5107 or 800-374-9811, ext. 26.
Ryan Long Memorial Race Harrington Raceway will host a race in memory of Army Spc. Ryan Long on Thursday, May 21 at 5:15 p.m. Ryan, a 1999 Seaford High graduate, was killed in action on April 3, 2003 in the war in Iraq. There will be live harness racing and dining available in the clubhouse. Harrington Raceway invites everyone to come out and participate in this night of racing. For clubhouse reservations, call 302-398-5920. For more information, call 875-7768 and ask for Keith White.
Chicken/dumpling fundraiser A chicken/dumpling fundraiser dinner will be held May 23, from 4-6 p.m. at the Bethel Church Community House - west of Seaford, at north end of Oak Grove Road. Eat-in or carry-out. Price of $8 includes dessert. For tickets call Eleanor Russell 410-754-8681 or Lucy Slacum at 629-7117.
Chinese Auction Georgetown AARP 5340 will host a Chinese Auction at the Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown, on Monday, June 1, at 11 a.m. There will be many wonderful items to choose from. Call Pat at 856-6178 or 542-6171 for more information.
2009 DSTA Golf Classic The Bayside Resort Golf Club in Selbyville, a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, will host the 2009 DSTA Golf Classic on Thursday, May 21, to benefit Special Olympics Delaware. Cost is $700 per foursome and includes lunch, golf shirt, hat, golf towel and 19th hole reception. The event is run by the Delaware State Troopers Association and presented by Jack Lingo Realtors. For more information, contact Special Olympics Delaware at 302-831-3484.
Heritage Day in Harrington The city of Harrington extends an invitation to all those who would like to participate in its 31st Annual Heritage Day celebration on Saturday, August 28. That includes exhibitors, crafts demonstrators and vendors offering food and other merchandise who would like to reserve space for the day. Planners are also looking for anyone who would like to join the parade - individual marchers, groups, floats, organizations, vehicles, bands and others. For information or entries, call Bill Falasco, Harrington Parks & Recreation, 398-7975.
HeliFun in Hurlock A "HeliFun" RC Helicopter event hosted by the Eastern Shore Aeromodeler's Club will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 15-16 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. just outside of Hurlock, Md. The very best RC Helicopter pilots from all over the northeast will attend. There are over $9,000 in raffle prizes, including RC helicopters that a beginning pilot can easily learn fly. A pig roast dinner will take place on Saturday at 5 p.m. For directions and more information, visit www.HeliFun.org; email email@example.com; or call 410-829-4000.
Garden walk in Georgetown Enjoy a garden walk on Thursday, May 21 at 7 p.m. at the Sussex County Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden. Visit with the gardeners and enjoy the spring blooms. The garden is located at 16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown. For more information, call 302-856-2585, ext. 540.
Ruritan Club All-you-can-eat Sunday breakfast buffet served by the Galestown Ruritan Club, on the fourth Sunday of each month October to June, from 7-10 a.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 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.
Laurel Senior Center trips Smith Island - Luncheon and Cruise, May 26, Cost $41. Myrtle Beach - Shows, Sun and Fun, June 1-5, Cost $639 Double. Call Laurel Senior Center at 875-2536 for further information.
Seaford AARP trips offered Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 is offering the following trips, all open to the public. All trips leave from Peebles parking lot in Seaford. July 1 - Dutch Apple Dinner Theater in Lancaster, Pa. to see a show called "Singin'in the Rain." Bus leaves at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $79. September 2 - Rainbow Dinner Theater in Paradise, Pa. to see "Uncle Chick's Last Wish," a comedy that will keep you laughing the entire show. His last wish includes ashes scattered on his favorite beach, which happens to be a nude beach. Bus leaves 7:30 a.m. Cost: $70. September 12-18 Mackinac Island, Michigan. Your first stay will be in Frankenmuth with a guided tour around town to show points of interest. There will be a visit to Christmas Wonderland after the tour. There will be a surprise activity the following morning before you are off to explore these Barvarian shops on your own. Then the ferry across to Mackinac Island where you will have a carriage tour around the island, including a stop off at Arch Rock before being dropped off at the Grand Hotel for a buffet lunch. Time to tour the island on foot, bicycle, or horse & carriage before turning in for the night. Next stop is Saulte St. Marie to have a boat ride thru the Soo Locks before exploring the town and ending the day at the Kewadin Casinio. Cost: $790pp double. October 16 - Strasburg, Pa. Enjoy lunch on board the train and then enjoy time back at the railroad museum before departing for home. Bus leaves 8:30 a.m. Cost: $69. November 16-20 - Ashville, North Carolina to visit the Biltmore Estates at Christmas. A candlelight dinner at Deerpark, on the grounds and then a candlelight tour of the Biltmore.Visit the farms, winery and the grounds. A Christmas show at the Carolina Dinner Theater and also at the Wohlfahrt Dinner Theater. Visit Chimney Rock Park, Moose Cafe'at the Farmers Market, the Smith McDowell House and a bus tour of Ashville, N.C. Bus leaves 7 a.m. Cost:$589pp double. For more information on any of these trips, contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.
Rails & Trails Escorted motor-coach trip to Waterville Valley, New Hampshire sponsored by the Seaford WPS, Sept. 21-24. Four days and three nights - cost $639 per person, includes lodging, three breakfasts, three dinners, entertainment, cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee, Castle in the clouds, Rock Estates, Mt. Washington Cog Railway, dinner on Lake Winnipesaukee Railroad, Wolfeboro Village, all gratuities, taxes and baggage handling. For additional information contact Frances Horner at 629-4416.
Bethel UMC trip Sailors Bethel United Methodist Church is sponsoring a trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C. to attend Gaitherfest with Bill and Gloria Gaither. Prices: single, $750; double, $575 per person (2 in a room); triple, $525 per person (3 in a room); quad, $525 per person (4 in a room). Deposit of $150 per couple with booking, $75 for single. Tour includes: Thursday, Oct. 1, arrive in Myrtle Beach, S.C. at the Beach Cove Resort. Dinner at Chestnut Hill Restaurant. Friday, Oct. 2, Breakfast buffet at the hotel, Myrtle Beach Low Country Tour, shopping at Broadway at the Beach. Return to hotel to freshen up and at 6 p.m. go to Gaitherfest show at the Convention Center. Sunday, Oct. 4, breakfast buffet at the hotel and return for home. All included in prices above. Deposit of $150 per couple with booking; $75 for single. Includes three Gaither concerts. Call 302-875-5448 for more information.
Embroiders' Guild The Sussex Chapter of Embroiders' Guild meets on the second Monday of the month - Sept. through June at 10 a.m. at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. We welcome all levels of stitchers from beginner to advanced. For more information call 410-208-9386.
NAARFE to meet The Georgetown Chapter (1992) of the National Association of Active Retired Federal Employees (NAARFE) will hold their next meeting at noon on Monday, May 18, at Pizza King in Seaford. For more information, contact Charles Singman at 337-0337.
Democrat Committee meeting The 35th District Democrat Committee has re-scheduled their May meeting to Thursday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m., at the Woodbridge High School Library.ÊFor more information, contact Justin Bailey at 245-7882.
Downtown Seaford Association The Downtown Seaford Association will meet on Monday, May 18 at 7 p.m. Come meet your downtown neighbor and learn about their business. Ambassador Travel will host the evening at their new location at 413 High St. in Seaford.
Georgetown AARP Join Georgetown AARP Chapter 5340 at their monthly luncheon meetings held on the first Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Sussex Pines Country Club. For details contact: Dee Richards at 302-841-5066.
District Democrats The 39th Distrct Democrats will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, May 14, at 7 p.m. at Pizza King in Seaford. New members are always welcome.
Acorn Club annual dinner The G.F.W.C.- Acorn Club of Seaford is having their annual dinner at the Eastern Star building on May 19, at 5:30 p.m., social and dinner at 6 p.m.
Widowed Persons Service The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, May 19, at 12:15 p.m. at the Georgia House in Laurel (300 Laureltowne St.). The planned guest speaker will be John Shwed, Mayor of Laurel.