Christmas in July Seaford Elks Lodge #2458 will host a "Christmas in July" auction with spaghetti dinner and a "cake wheel" on Saturday, July 25. The cake wheel will begin at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and the auction will follow. The price is $9.50 and includes spaghetti, salad, Italian bread, dessert, tea and/or coffee. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Sandwich sale Fried fish sandwiches on sale for $6, oyster sandwiches for $7 and chicken sandwiches for $5. There will also be a yard sale. Saturday, July 25 at Ace's Hardware store, Stein Hwy, Seaford from 7 a.m. until it's all gone.
- 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.
- All reading logs for the Children's Summer Reading Program "Be Creative @ Your Library" are due Friday, July 25.
- "Be Creative @ Your Library" presents "Movie Monday" July 27, at 1 p.m. This movie is rated G. Call the Library for details at 629-2524.
- The Children's Summer Reading Program "Express Yourself @ Your Library" will be having its "Creamy Confections" grand finale ice cream party on Tuesday, July 28, at 6:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded.
- All reading logs for the Teen Summer Reading Program "Express Yourself @ Your Library" are due on Tuesday, July 28.
- The Teen Summer Reading Program "Express Yourself @ Your Library" presents its "Grand Finale" celebration on Thursday, July 30, at 3:30 p.m.
- There will be no Story time at the Seaford District Library during the month of August.
- "Lights, Camera, Action" - The Seaford District hosts Movie Night on Thursday, Aug. 6, at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call the library at 629-2524.
- There will be a Seaford Library Board meeting on Monday, Aug. 10, and on Tuesday, Aug. 11. Both will start at 6 p.m.
'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
Seaford VFW Post 4961 events On Saturday, July 25, the VFW Post Auxiliaries will hold their annual chicken BBQ/yard sale at 7 a.m. Tables are available for rent at 6 a.m. for $10. The BBQ includes chicken, potato salad, corn-on-the-cob and a roll for $6. Also on July 25, a Texas Hold 'Em Tournament will be held in the Post's Hall from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. for registration. Attendees should park on the east side of the building.
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.
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 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.
Delaware Teen Challenge Do a good deed today for Delaware Teen Challenge. 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 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 details contact Shawn Phillips at 629-7790, ext. 17.
AARP Driving Course Laurel Senior Center, 113 N. Central Ave., will be holding an AARP Driving Course, Sept. 21 & 22, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. To register call 875-2536.
Hitchens Family Reunion The 55th annual Hitchens Family Reunion is Sunday, Aug. 2 at 1 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, Lee Elliott Memorial Hall, on Phillips Hill Road 472 near Laurel. Bring covered dishes. Fried chicken and rolls will be furnished. The Alexander Hitchens Family will be the hosts.
Summer Reading Program All programs take place at the Laurel Public Library. For more information call 875-3184.
- 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
- 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 services 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. 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@comcastnet. RSVP by July10.
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.
Health Fair Join us at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center for a Health Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be available. There will be free glucose testing, information about free cancer screenings and treatment for Delaware residents, assistive devices from Independent Living Services of DVI and many informational tables including CHEER Home Services, Marketing and Nutrition Program; Sussex County Mobility Consortium, ElderInfo, Nemours, American Cancer Society, RSVP, Caregiver Resource, Greenwood Public Library and the Alzheimer's Association. For table space or more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
Luau Dinner The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host a Luau Dinner on Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Musical entertainment will be provided by Side by Side. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
Killen's Pond Nature Center The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will visit Killen's Pond Nature Center on Tuesday, Aug. 25. Bus departs the center at 10 a.m. Cost is free for members and $4.50 for non-members plus lunch donation. The public is invited to attend. For reservations or information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
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 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 details 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.
People's Place fundraiser The Red Hat Lady Bugs of Bridgeville are sponsoring a fashion show fundraiser for the People's Place, an abused women's shelter. The event, which will take place on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Heritage Shores Clubhouse, includes a fashion show (clothing courtesy of Peebles), lunch, chinese auction, 50/50 and door prizes. Tickets are $20 per person. For ticket information, call 337-9733.
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.
All-day camps at Delaware Tech Limited spaces are still open in "All Day All Stars" camps in August for children ages 6 to 11 at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., these camps include science, math, history, computers, arts & crafts, games, fitness, and nutrition in a theme-based, fun-filled atmosphere. Each camp includes a field trip to enhance what has been learned in class. Children should wear comfortable clothes and sneakers each day and bring a bag lunch. Children will gain an appreciation for science and how the body functions in "The Amazing Human Body" from Aug. 3 to 7. Students can increase their cultural appreciation and understanding in "Celebrating Holidays from Different Countries" from Aug. 10-14. For more information or to register your child, contact Delaware Tech's Corporate and Community Programs at 302-854-6966.
Del Tech offers mosaic camp A mosaic camp offered by Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus will be held Monday, Aug. 3 through Friday, Aug. 7 at Bayside in Selbyville. From 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., children ages 9-11 will discover the world of an art medium that has been around for thousands of years. Using pieces of mirror and tile, they will create their very own mosaic which will be showcased as part of a wall mural for the finale on Friday. Students will take their mosaic home on the last day of camp. The camp instructor, Samie Dozor, is a professional artist with a bachelor's degree in fine art. For more information or to sign up, contact Delaware Tech's Corporate and Community Programs at 302-854-6966.
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.
See 'Jersey Boys' with Del Tech The Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, is taking reservations for a fall trip to see the musical "Jersey Boys." Witness the rise of four of the most famous blue-collar kids in pop music history, The Four Seasons, in the Tony-award winning Best Musical "Jersey Boys" on Thursday, Oct. 8 at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. Ê A special discount rate is available for Adult Plus+ members. For more information or to reserve orchestra seats, contact Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ program at 302-856-5618.
Seaford AARP Trips Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 is offering the following trips to the public. Sept. 2 - Rainbow Dinner Theater - a comedy called "Uncle Chick's Last Wish." Many laughs are on the menu after your buffet lunch. Cost: $70. Sept. 12-18 - Mackinac Island, Michigan. Two hot meals per day. You'll visit Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth with time to explore the unique shops around town before dinner. The following afternoon take the hydro-jet ferry ride to the island for a two night visit with a lunch included at the Grand Hotel. A guided tour of the island by horse and carriage with a stop off at Arch Rock. There are many points of interest on this island to explore by foot, bicycle, or horse and carriage, as there are no cars. Cost: $790 pp double. Oct. 16 - Strasburg, Pa. Lunch served on the train. Afterwards, visit the railroad museum. Cost: $69. Nov. 16-20 - Christmas at The Biltmore Estates in Asheville, N.C. Visit the grounds, the Farm Village and the winery. A candlelight tour of the estate after your candlelight dinner. Christmas shows at two dinner theaters. A visit to Chimney Rock Park, Smith McDowell House and a tour of Asheville. Also a stop at the Farmer's Market and the Moose Cafe. Cost: $589 pp double. For more information, contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.
Travel with Delaware Tech Enjoy summer day trips sponsored by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. On Saturday, Aug. 1, enjoy dinner before watching the play, "There Goes the Bride" at the Rainbow Dinner Theater in Paradise, Pa. Watch as a wedding between the children of two prominent families is called off again and again, each time for reasons zanier than the last. On Wednesday, Aug. 12, view the exclusive world appearance of "Galileo, the Medici and the Age of Astronomy" at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Enjoy a guided tour, independent time at the museum and lunch after the exhibit. On Saturday, Aug. 15, watch "Damn Yankees," a musical comedy about a fan who sells his soul to the devil to become the world's greatest baseball player and lead his favorite team to victory against the New York Yankees. Enjoy dinner before the show at Toby's Dinner Theater in Baltimore. Enjoy an afternoon with a popular movie, camaraderie and lunch at a surprise location on Wednesday, Aug. 19. Seats are limited so register early. On Tuesday, Aug. 25, book lovers will delight in a trip to Baldwin's Book Barn, a five-story bookstore housed in a dairy barn that was built in 1822. The store is filled with 300,000 used and rare books, manuscripts, maps, fine paintings, prints, estate antiques and other valued collectibles. On Friday, Aug. 28, savor summer as a tropically inspired Jimmy Buffet tribute band whisks you away to Margaritaville with its stage show "Parrots of the Caribbean" at the Rehoboth Beach Theatre of the Arts. For more information or to sign up for a trip, 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.
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 Aug. 20, at 7 p.m., at Pizza King in Seaford. New members are always welcome. For information, call Maggie Callaway at 629-4846.