PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST The Friends of the Seaford District Library will host a pancake and sausage breakfast at Applebees in Seaford on Saturday, Aug. 15, from 8 to 10 a.m. Tickets are $5 and all proceeds will support the capital campaign for the new Seaford Library & Cultural Center. Tickets are now available at the circulation desk at the library.
CLASS OF '59 SEEKS TEACHER The Class of 1959 is looking for information on one of their teachers, Betty Reynolds. She taught in the Seaford School District. Her son, William Danz Reynolds graduated with the class of 1959. If you have any information, contact Delores Hitch Lloyd at 629-8177 or 629-4531.
SHS CLASS OF 1974 REUNION Seaford High School class of 1974 will celebrate their 35th class reunion on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Seaford Fire Hall. Contact Jan at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- The "Science and Religion" book discussion will be held on Monday, Aug. 17 at 6 p.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- "Lights, Camera, Action!" The Seaford District hosts movie night on Thursday, Aug. 20 at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call the library at 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- Baby Bookworms, a story time for infants, will resume at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25. Toddler Tales, a story time for walkers, will resume at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Story Time for ages 3-5 will resume at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27.
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.
'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.
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.
RIDE FOR KIDSAKE DICE RUN Laurel Police Department's 7th annual Ride For Kidsake Dice Run will be on Sunday, Aug. 30. All motorcycles are welcome. First 200 riders receive a free "7th" Annual Ride for Kidsake event pin. Registration will be held at Harley-Davidson of Seaford, from 9 -11 a.m.; cost is $10 per person. The ride begins and ends at Harley-Davidson of Seaford with several "Dice Stops" in between. At the conclusion, food and drinks will be provided at Harley-Davidson of Seaford. For additional information, contact Chief Jamie Wilson or Sgt. Derrick Calloway, from the Laurel Police Department, at 875-2244. All proceeds benefit: Laurel Police Department Community Based Programs.
BETHEL BAZAAR Count on Me Club of Bethel will sponsor a bazaar on Saturday, Sept. 17, starting at 9 a.m. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community House in Bethel. Vendors welcome - table rent $10, space limited. Call Janet 875-3971.
BASKET BINGO FUNDRAISER The Laurel Historical Society will host its annual Basket Bingo fundraiser on Tuesday, Aug. 25 at Laurel Fire Hall with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and games beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. Desserts and drinks will be offered free of charge and hot dogs are $1. Double bingo cards will also be offered. Two specialty Longaberger baskets will be raffled off with one chance included with the price of the ticket. More raffle tickets and the 50-50 ticket can be purchased the night of the games. Tickets may be purchased at the door or advanced tickets can be reserved by calling 875-7665 or 875-4217.
AIDS BETHEL HISTORICAL SOCIETY From 5 to 9 p.m., on the second Wednesday of each month through December, the Laurel Pizzaria is generously helping the Bethel Historical Society with an on-going fundraiser. You can pick up a coupon at the restaurant and when you pay the society will receive 10 percent.
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.
RAIN BARREL PRESENTATION On Monday, Aug. 17, at 6:30 p.m., Jennifer Nelson of DNREC will present a program on rain barrels at the Greenwood Public Library. A rain barrel is a system that collects and stores rain water from your roof, providing an ample supply of free "soft water" for gardens, flower pots and car and window washing. The system can save most homeowners up to 1,300 gallons of water during peak summer months and also decreases the impact of runoff to streams and the Chesapeake Bay. Nelson will present a basic overview of the rain barrel system and then demonstrate how one is made. The barrel will then be given away through a drawing to someone in the audience. The program is free and open to all, and no registration is required. For more information, contact the Greenwood Library at 302-349-5309.
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. 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. 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.
NEW LIBRARY TO OPEN Join us as we celebrate the opening of the new Bridgeville Library located at 600 S. Cannon St. in Bridgeville. On Monday, Aug. 17, at 10 a.m. a ribbon cutting and dedication will be held. Tours will be available. Family Fun Day is Saturday, Aug. 22, from noon to 4 p.m. The event includes tours, food, fun and crafts. For more information, contact Karen Johnson at 337-7401, Ruth Skala at 337-3678 or Cathi Hochstedler at 228-4892.
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.
NATIONAL GUARD PLANE PULL On Sunday, Sept. 13, the Delaware Air National Guard will host the Delaware National Guard Plane Pull to benefit Special Olympics Delaware. Teams of 20 pit their strength against a 100,000 lb. C-130 aircraft to see who can pull the plane the fastest. Over 40 teams are expected to compete in 2009. The cost is $500 for the adult divisions, $250 for high school teams. Awards will be given for fastest pull and lightest team in each division. Team members receive an event T-shirt with their team name on the back and a 5x7 team photo in front of the enemy, The Plane. Teams are made up of a variety of people, including clubs, organizations, sports teams, church groups, businesses, corporations, or just 20 friends. For more information, visit www.sode.org or call 302-831-4653.
WOODLAND FERRY FESTIVAL The Woodland Ferry Association is busy planning the 16th annual Woodland Festival on Saturday, Sept. 12. Craft and flea market spaces are available to rent for the day at $25 for a 10x10' space and $40 for a 10x20' space. For more information and forms, call Donna Angell at 629-8077 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE DINNER The 35th RD Democratic Committee will hold their annual dinner and auction on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgeville Fire Hall. For more information, contact Justin Bailey at 302-245-7882 for tickets.
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. 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 ARRP OFFERS TRIPS Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 is offering the following trips to the public: Sept. 12-18 - Mackinac Island, Mich. - Visit Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth after a guided bus tour of the town and explore the unique shops before dinner. Next afternoon, Mackinac Island for a two night stay and have lunch at the Grand Hotel. Also included is a horse & carriage guided tour of the island with a stop off at Arch Rock. Travel thru the Soo Locks to Sault St. Marie. Cost: $790 pp double. Oct. 16 - Strasburg, Pa. - Lunch served on the train and then visit the railroad museum. Cost: $69. Standby list only. Nov. 16-20 - Christmas at The Biltmore Estates in Asheville, N.C. - Tour the grounds, the farms and the winery. A candlelight dinner at Deerpark restaurant on the grounds, Christmas shows at Carolina Nights & Wohlfahrt House dinner theaters. Visit Chimney Rock Park, the Folk Arts Center and the Smith McDowell House and take a tour of Asheville. Also included is a stop at the Farmers Market. Two hot meals per day. Cost: $589 pp double. For more information, contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.
VACATION WITH DELAWARE TECH Take a vacation this fall or winter with the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Delight in the charm of Cape Cod during a five-day motorcoach tour from Sept. 15-19. View the fall foliage in New York during a four-day motorcoach tour from Oct. 6-9. Highlights include sightseeing in Cooperstown with a stop at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the Fenimore Art Museum, a voyage on the Catskill Mountain Railroad, and a guided tour of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Explore Egypt in the 12-day "Splendors of the Nile" trip from Oct. 22 through Nov. 2. The group will travel on a luxurious three-night cruise including visits to ancient temples at Aswan, Kom-Ombo, Edfu and Luxor. Take an 18-day trip "down under" to Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji from Oct. 21 through Nov. 7. Experience the joy of the season during the nine-day "Christmas Cruise on the Danube" trip to Germany and Austria from Nov. 30 through Dec. 8. Travelers will explore cathedrals and several Christmas markets including Germany's oldest and most famous, Nuremburg's Christmas Market, which began in 1628. Celebrate the Christmas season during the seven-day "Nashville Country Christmas at the Opryland Hotel" from Dec. 2-8. Experience the joy of Christmas during the four-day "Christmas Extravaganza" trip to Washington, D.C. and the Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va. Take a Christmas tour of Washington, guided by author/historian Antony Pitch. To sign up for a trip call 302-856-5618.
TRAVEL WITH DELAWARE TECH Enjoy summer day trips sponsored by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. 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 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. To sign up call 302-856-5618.
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. 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.
DELAWARE EQUINE COUNCIL The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council is Monday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Harrington Public Library. Everyone who is interested in horses is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Stan at 302-684-3966 or Peggy at 629-5233.
39TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS The 39th District Democrats will hold their monthly meeting on Aug. 20, at 7 p.m., at Pizza King in Seaford. For details call Maggie Callaway at 629-4846.
WIDOWED PERSONS SERVICE The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 12:15 p.m. at the Seaford Eagle Diner. Guest speaker will be Joe Conaway, former Bridgeville Town Commissioner. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.
SARA HOLDS MEETING The monthly meeting of the Sussex Amateur Radio Association (SARA) will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at the Marvel Museum located at 510 S. Bedford St. in Georgetown. FCC license testing for all levels begins at 6:30 p.m. An informal social starts at 7 p.m. with the meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m. This meeting is open to anyone with an interest in amateur radio. For more information on this and other SARA Club events, visit www.sussexamateurradio.com