- The Seaford District Library will be closed on Saturday, July 4 for Independence Day. We will be open for our regular library hours on Monday, July 6.
- "Be Creative @ Your Library" presents "Movie Monday" July 6, at 1 p.m. This movie is rated PG. Call the library for details at 629-2524.
- "Be Creative @ Your Library" is hosting "Storytelling Express- Origami Swami" with Megan Hicks on Tuesday, July 7 at 6:30 p.m. This program is funded by the Delaware Division of Libraries and the Delaware Division of Arts.
- "Express Yourself @ Your Library" presents "Instant Improve" with Michael Forestieri on Thursday, July 9 at 3:30 p.m.
- 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 library will receive 10% of the total receipt.
- Friday, July 10, is the last day to register for the Children's Summer Reading Program, "Be Creative @ Your Library." For details, call 629-2524.
- "Be Creative @ Your Library" presents "Movie Monday" on July 13 at 1 p.m. This movie is rated G. Call the library for details at 629-2524.
- The Rehoboth Summer Children's Theater will perform "Anansi the Trickster" on Tuesday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. as part of the Summer Reading Program. Call the library for more information at 629-2524.
- "Be Creative @ Your Library" will have Storyteller Clem Bowen perform "Sometimes We all Need A Good Laugh" on Thursday, July 16 at 1 p.m.
- "Express Yourself @ Your Library" is showing a movie on Thursday, July 16, at 3:30 p.m. For details, call 629-2524.
'Boyz 2 Dads' "Boyz 2 Dads" will be offered to young men ages 12 to 19 the week of August 3. The program will be offered by Delaware Adolescent Program, Inc. and the Fatherhood Initiative Coalition. Boyz 2 Dads is an interactive, computer-based video game and decision making program. Space is limited, so please register your son early. Young men 16 - 19 years may register on their own. Snacks and incentives will be provided and certificates will be awarded upon completion. The program will be held in Seaford from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, August 3, 5, and 7. To register, contact Shawn Phillips at 629-7790 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Farmers and Artisans Market Seaford's Farmers and Artisans Market will be open for the 2009 season until 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 email@example.com or 302-245-9494.
'Books and Birdies' Golf Classic Seaford Library and Cultural Center: The 1st Annual "Books and Birdies" Golf Classic will be held at the Seaford Golf & Country Club on Friday, July 24. The cost is $125 per player and includes use of the driving range with range balls, greens fee and cart, a hospitality cart, buffet luncheon, and prizes for many on-course contests, tee gifts, door drawings and putting and chipping contests. Proceeds from the tournament go toward construction of the new library and Cultural Center. Registration forms are available at any Sussex County Library and at the Seaford Golf & Country Club. For more information, contact the Pro Shop at the club at 629-2890.
'Send a Kid to Camp' Morning Star Publications, publishers of the Laurel Star and Seaford Star newspapers, is joining the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club to help send area kids to summer camp. The "Send a Kid to Camp" project features a series of "parking lot" performances by local singer, Tony Windsor. Any business interested in hosting the performances in their store parking lot can contact Maria Motley at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club by calling 628-3789.
Blades VFC 75th anniversary Blades Volunteer Fire Company is offering a 75th Anniversary collector basket featuring a special laser engraved lid. The American Traditions Basket Company in Canal Fulton, Ohio makes the hard maple handmade baskets. Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Blades Volunteer Fire Department by buying a commemorative basket. The "Buckeye" Basket features a special laser engraved wood lid, commemorative brass tag, bicentennial weave and plastic protector. The basket measures 6.50" x 3.75" and sells for $45 each. For more information or to pre-order baskets contact James Bratten at 629-4896. Cash or checks are accepted for payment.
Seaford Historical Society raffle The Seaford Historical Society is offering a raffle featuring a day on the Nanticoke River in the spring of 2010. This all-day excursion accommodates a party of six people on a boat ride that leaves from the Marina at Nanticoke River Marine Park in Blades, Seaford. Other festivities included with this trip are mid-morning snacks on-board ship, lunch in Vienna, Md., a self-guided walking tour of historic Vienna, a visit to the Vienna Heritage Museum and refreshments on the ride back to Seaford in the afternoon. A raffle ticket to win this trip costs only $5 or five tickets may be purchased for $20. Tickets are available at the Seaford Museum which is open Thursdays through Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., or at the Ross Mansion which is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. At other times call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828 for tickets. The drawing will take place at the Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion on Dec. 13, 2009. The income from this raffle helps with the maintenance of the Seaford Museum and the Ross Mansion.
SSA opens for season The Seaford Swimming Association is open for the 2009 season. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. SSA, a family-oriented pool located in a wooded setting on Craigs Mill Pond Road, is welcoming new members. Recreational swimming, picnics, swimming lessons, swim team, parties and family activities are offered throughout the summer. For more information or a membership application, call 629-8773 or visit www.swimssa.com.
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.
Community mentors needed The Laurel Kids Connection Mentoring Program seeks adult volunteers to mentor a middle school-aged child. Mentors can meet during school lunch time or after school. Mentors and students meet throughout the summer at the Laurel Public Library and enjoy the benefits of scheduled field trips and events. Mentors are asked for a one hour per week commitment for 12 months. For more information, contact Shawn Phillips at 629-7790, ext. 17.
Summer Reading Program All programs take place at the Laurel Public Library. For more information call 875-3184.
- Tuesday, July 7, 2 p.m., Megan Hicks, Storytelling Empress and Origami Swami - all ages
- Tuesday, July 14, 2 p.m., Mike Rose, magician - all ages
- Tuesday, July 21, 2 p.m., Movie and Munchies - Pre-k through 6th grade
- Tuesday, July 28, 2 p.m., Winterthur Museum presents "Design Like Dupont" - grades K-6
- Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2 p.m, Rehoboth Summer Children's Theater presents "Anansi, the Trickster" - all ages
- Weekly Programs (beginning Monday, June 22)
- Acting Club, Mondays, 6:30 p.m. - grades 2-6 - be part of a real play!
- Preschool Storytime, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. - day care homes welcome
- Kids Create Art Club, Wednesdays, 2 p.m. - grades K-6
- 10-Page-A-Day Book Club, Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. - grades 2-6
Old Christ Church opens Old Christ Church services will continue through the first Sunday in October. All services begin at 9:30 a.m. Old Christ Church is 237 years old and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. A free will offering will be taken up at the concert to benefit the church. For information or directions, call 228-6097. The church will open for tours during Laurel's 4th of July celebration at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Tours will be led by Vice President Kendal Jones. Any donations given to the Old Christ Church League are now tax deductible as the League was recently successful in becoming a 501C3 (nonprofit) organization.
Laurel VFD event On Saturday, July 25, from 6-9 p.m. (Doors open at 5 p.m.) the Laurel Fire Dept.; 205 W. 10th St., will have a dinner, a 50/50, a Chinese auction and door prizes. Dinner menu includes: hot roast beef sandwiches, fried chicken, corn on the cob, bake beans, coleslaw, chips & pretzels, desert, beer, soda, ice tea, cash bar. Tickets are $20 a person, or $35 a couple. Advance ticket sales only. For tickets call 875-3081 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
D.H.S. class of '84 reunion Delmar High School Class of 1984 celebrates its 25th class reunion on Friday, July 31 through Sunday, Aug. 2. On Friday, July 31 - social/cocktails, location to be announced. On Saturday, Aug. 1 - Delmar VFW, dinner dance at 6 p.m., tickets $27 per person. On Sunday, Aug. 2 - Old Mill Crab House at 3 p.m. Contact Lisa (Payne) Henry at 410-896-2214 or LDHenry84@comcast.net. RSVP by July10.
Attention Young Writers The Young Writers Creative Story Contest with cash prizes is being launched at the Delmar Public Library during the Young Writers Adventure July 9 at 6:30 p.m. The adventure leader will be author and storyteller, Michael Forestieri. If you are in middle school or high school, live in Wicomico or Sussex counties, and love to create stories, this is the place to be. For details, come to the Delmar Public Library.
Summer Reading Program The Greenwood Public Library's adult summer reading club, "Book a Summer Getaway @ Your Library," will be going on until Aug. 17. The summer reading club is open to anyone 18 years and older or those who have graduated from high school. To participate, register at the library and start reading or listening to your favorite books. Entry slips are filled out for each book; these entry slips enter you in weekly prize drawings and a grand prize drawing on Aug. 17. In addition, $1 worth of fine forgiveness will be granted for each week's participation. For more information, contact the Greenwood Library at 349-5309.
Christmas in July The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will be having a Christmas in July Auction on Thursday, July 16 at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon for a $3 donation per person over 60 years of age. For details call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
CHEER Ferry Excursion Join the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center for the Annual Ferry Excursion on Tuesday, July 7. The bus departs the center at 41 Schulze Rd., Greenwood at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $10 per person which includes ticket price, box lunch and transportation. To register, please call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237 or your local CHEER Center director.
Scrapbook classes Scrapbooking classes will be held at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on the first and third Thursdays each month from 1 - 2:30 p.m. July classes are $3 each class. For more information call Susan Welch at 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.
Charity Open golf tournament The Town of Bridgeville's third annual benefit golf tournament, the Charity Open, is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 9, at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville. Registration and a continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m. with the shotgun start for the four-player scramble starting at 9 a.m. sharp. A luncheon and awards ceremony will follow the tournament. Proceeds will be used to support the Bridgeville Kiwanis Foundation, the Bridgeville Lions Foundation and the Bridgeville Senior Center. This year's tournament will have a new format whereby more players will have a chance at winning a prize. The event will feature a scramble, but the field will be separated by flights according to handicap. Hole sponsorships are available for $125. The single-player registration fee for the tournament is also $125. To become a sponsor or to register for the golf tournament, contact Peggy Smith at 337-7135.
Midland Grange yard sale A yard/sale offering miscellaneous items and refreshments will be held at Midland Grange on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 from 7 a.m. to noon. Located one mile south of Georgetown's police barracks. Donations accepted. For more details, call 856-2173.
Relay for Life cruise Dr. Marie Wolfgang is at this time accepting enrollments for her annual Relay for Life cruise, scheduled for Jan. 24, 2010. This is a 10-night cruise out of New York City (bus transportation to the dock included), visiting San Juan, St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Maarten, and Tortola. Call 629-4471 for brochure.
AARP Chapter 1084 trips Sept.2-Rainbow Dinner Theater - cost: $70. A comedy called "Uncle Chick's Last Wish" is definately one you won't forget anytime soon. September 12-18 - Northern Michigan. You'll visit Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth with time to visit the unique shops around town before dinner. The next day enjoy activites before going over to Mackinac Island for a two night stay. You'll have a horse & carriage tour of the island before being dropped off at the Grand Hotel for lunch. The next day travel to Saulte St. Marie for a boat ride through the Soo Locks. Before leaving Michigan, stay at the Kewadin casino hotel. Cost: $790 pp double. October 16 - Strasburg,Pennsylvania. Ride the rails and have lunch on the train. Spend time in the train museum before returning home. Cost: $69. November 16-20 - The Biltmore Estates in Ashville, N.C. Two hot meals per day. The Carolina Nights dinner theater Christmas show, a candlelight dinner at Deerpark restaurant and another Christmas show at the Wohlfahrt House Dinner Theater. Visit Chimney Rock Park, Folk Arts Center and a guided tour of Asheville. Cost: $589 pp double. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180 for more information on all the above trips.
Travel with Del Tech Enjoy summer day trips sponsored by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Enjoy a trip back in time with a cruise aboard the Dorothy & Megan, a reproduction of an authentic 80-foot turn of the century paddlewheel boat, on Saturday, July 11. Feast in the scenery of the Choptank River with a lunch prepared by Suicide Bridge Restaurant. On Tuesday, July 14, take a guided tour of the Department of Agriculture research facility and living museum in Washington, D.C. View a brand new production of "Grease" direct from Broadway in great seats at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia on Thursday, July 16. The show features American Idol winner Taylor Hicks in this 2008 Tony nominee for "Best Revival of a Musical." Watch "Eyecons - Las Vegas or Bust" at the Rehoboth Beach Theater of the Arts on Saturday, July 18. Be amazed as female impersonator, Christopher Peterson, brings to life female stars of the 20th century including Marilyn Monroe, Julie Andrews, Barbara Streisand and many more. On Wednesday, July 22, join in the excitement at Citizens Bank Park as the Phillies take on the Chicago Cubs. Not a sports fan? A day-trip to New York is also offered on July 22. Escape to the land of King Arthur and his Knights at the Round Table in "Camelot," the follow up to the hit "My Fair Lady," at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa. on Thursday, July 23. Enjoy Longwood Gardens with an independent time for dinner. On Saturday, July 25, spend the day strolling through the eight Smithsonian museums located on the national mall between the Washington Monument and the Capital in Washington D.C. Take a trip along old Route 66 while tracing the history of America's music from the 1940's to the present in "Route 66 Revisited" at the American Music Theater in Lancaster, Pa. on Wednesday, July 29. For more information contact the Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ program at 302-856-5618.
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 details contact Frances Horner at 629-4416.
Branson trip Nanticoke Senior Center and Curran Travel are providing a trip to Branson on Tuesday, Oct. 13, to Wednesday, Oct. 21. The trip includes: round trip Motorcoach transportation, eight nights accommodations, great sightseeing tours, admission to nine great shows including Mickey Gilley, Lee Greenwood & the Bellamy Brothers and Shoji Tabuci. Cost is $1,075 per person-double occupancy, $1,355 single occupancy. A $200 deposit is required. Call 629-4939 for details.
Knitting Guild Association The "Sea Purls" chapter of the Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 -2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown on the corner of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road. New members always welcome. For details, call 302-854-6776.
Equine Council meeting The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council is Monday, July 20, at 7 p.m. at the Harrington Public Library. We will discuss last minute preparations for the State Fair. Everyone who is interested in horses is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Stan at 684-3966 or Peggy at 629-5233.
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.
39th District Democrats The 39th District Democrats will hold their monthly meeting on July 16, 7 p.m., at Pizza King in Seaford. New members are always welcome. For more information, call Maggie Callaway at 629-4846.
40th District Democrats The 40th District Democrats invite you to come to 105 Culver Dr, Laurel, to support Barb Hudson, candidate for State Representative. The fun and food begins at 4 p.m. It will be an opportunity to meet and discuss current political issues with Barb and other local officeholders. For more information, email email@example.com or Rachel_hill@comcast.net or call 875-8183.
Western Sussex Democrat Club The Western Sussex Democrat Club will hold its annual picnic Monday, July 13, at 6 p.m. at Dukes' Pool House on Sycamore Road in Laurel. The picnic which is expected to draw a large crowd features homemade ice cream plus fried chicken provided by the club. Members will bring covered dishes to round out the menu. State-wide office holders and other dignitaries have been invited. RSVP to Betsy Davis, 875-7091 or Joyce Schaefer, 629-2107.
Friends of the Bridgeville Library The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will meet on Tue. July 7, at the St. Mary's Episcopal Church, William St., Bridgeville at 6:30 p.m. Planning is underway for the opening of the new library and the weeklong celebration scheduled for Aug 17-22. For more information call Ruth Skala 337-3678. To see the progress of the new library visit www.flickr.com/photos/bridgevillelibrary/