Eat at IHOP to help the library Enjoy a meal any time at the IHOP restaurant in Seaford and support the Greenwood Library. Simply fill out a comment card after eating and give it to the cashier as you pay. You will be given a special receipt which you then take to the Greenwood Library on your next visit.
Foundation Golf Tournament The 7th Annual Trinity Foundation Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 28, at Heritage Shores Golf Club in Bridgeville. This is a community fundraiser and all proceeds will benefit the Trinity Foundation's 2010 areas of charitable focus which include community development, the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association. To sponsor the event or play with a team of four for $100, visit www.ttifoundation.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Raffle benefits SPCA The Georgetown Shelter - Delaware SPCA is holding a special "Bethany Beach Getaway" raffle to raise money for the shelter and its homeless pets. The package, valued at over $950, includes a two night stay at the Addy Sea Bed & Breakfast; gift certificates to Studio 26 Salon & Spa, DiFebo's Restaurant, Bethany Blues Restaurant, Harpoon Hanna's Restaurant, The Cafe on 26 Bistro and The Pottery Place; two prints from Carolina Street; and an ocean kayaking adventure.The Delaware SPCA is a private non-profit organization that does not receive state or county funding and is not a state run facility. The services provided by the Delaware SPCA are only possible with the charitable support of the community. Tickets for the raffle are $10 each and the drawing will take place on Oct. 10. For more information, or to purchase raffle tickets, call 541-4478.
Nanticoke Riverfest is July 8-10 The 16th annual Nanticoke Riverfest, designed to showcase the Nanticoke River and downtown Seaford, will take place Thursday and Friday, July 8-9, starting at 5 p.m. and all day Saturday, July 10, in the area in and around downtown Seaford. This year's theme "Sweet 16," celebrates the longevity of the festival and adds a 1950's flare. The festival will kick off on Thursday, July 8 with the carnival, opening ceremonies and music in and around Gateway Park. Friday night will feature the popular Little and Junior Miss Riverfest Pageant and entertainment by the Funsters. On Saturday, the Nanticoke Riverfest will feature the annual float-in, canoe and kayak races and duck dash and shopping, entertainment and giveaways for the casual visitor.Riverfest is partnering with the Seaford Historical Society and Southern Delaware Tourism to showcase the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, America's first national water trail. For more information about Riverfest, visit www.nanticokeriverfest.com or call 629-9173. SHS 20 year reunion Seaford High School Class of 1990 will hold their 20 year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 5 to 10 p.m., in the Ball Room at Heritage Shores Club House in Bridgeville. Checks must be mailed to: Sandy Whitten Stinson, 31521 Miller Road, Cordova, MD 21625. Checks should be made payable to: SHS Class of 1990. The cost is $45 per person. This fee is non-refundable. For more information, visit the Facebook page, "Seaford Senior High Class of 1990."
Zumba for kids and seniors A professional dancer and Zumba instructor will be coming to teach Atomic Zumba for kids and Aqua Zumba for seniors this summer. This program is free to participants who live at or below the poverty level. There is a small administrative fee for adults who sign up. For more information, call Paul Dorey at 628-3789.
Upcoming SPCA events Thursday, July 1 - SPCA Volunteer Orientation, Georgetown SPCA Shelter, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 856-6361. Friday, July 9 (4 to 10 p.m.) and Saturday, July 10 (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.) - SPCA @ Nanticoke Riverfest, Seaford. For more information, call 629-9173. Saturday, July 17 - SPCA Talk-Traveling with Pets, Tall Pines Campground, Lewes. For more information, call 684-0300.
Western Sussex Farmers' Market Western Sussex Farmers' Market will be open Saturday mornings (8:30 a.m. - noon), from July 3 through Aug. 28. The Market will be located on the Boys and Girls Club property at 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford.In addition to fresh local produce, there will be educational, fun activities each week. Find the market on Facebook. For more information, call 629-2686 or email email@example.com.
- Sign-up for the Teen Summer Reading Program, "Make Waves @ Your Library."Read for prizes and attend programs. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- Dive in and explore the world of water with this year's Children's Summer Reading Program, "Make a Splash @ Your Library." Sign up at the Seaford Library through Friday, July 23. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- There will be a Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13 and Tuesday, July 27.
- On Tuesday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m., the Rehoboth Summer Children's theater will present "Robin Hood," as part of the library's Children's Summer Reading Program. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- On Wednesday, July 14, at 1:30 p.m., the Children's Summer Reading Program presents, "I Can Be Safe and Play In Water," an interactive lesson about the importance of being safe in the water. This program will be presented by the Boys and Girls Club. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- The Teen Summer Reading Program presents, "Live Monopoly" on Thursday, July 15, at 4 p.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- The Children's Summer Reading Program presents, "Movie Monday" on July 19 at 1 p.m. This movie is rated PG. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- The Children's Summer Reading Program presents, "Hook a Book" with Rob Wescott on Tuesday, July 20, at 1:30 p.m. Come see water magic and book magic. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- The Delaware Nature's Society is coming to the Seaford library on Wednesday, July 21, at 1:30 p.m. to present a program all about water as part of the Children's Summer Reading Program. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- The Teen Summer Reading Program presents "Text Race 2010" with Tony Varrato on Thursday, July 22, at 4 p.m. This is a speed texting competition. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
SPCA at Riverfest The SPCA in Georgetown will be at the Nanticoke Riverfest in Seaford, on Friday, July 9, from 4 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, July 10, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call 629-9173.
Hymn Sing at Concord UMC A Hymn Sing will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 18, at Concord United Methodist Church near Seaford. The public is invited to hear the music of Jack Andrews and The Sounds of Joy.The church is located at 25322 Church Road. All are welcome.For more information, call 628-8114.
Camp Invention is July 12-16 The Camp Invention program offers elementary kids in the Seaford area one week of science enrichment combined with imaginative fun. Hosted by Blades Elementary School during the week of July 12-16, it features five classes each day that focus on science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), woven into purposeful hands-on activities that harness the participants' innate creativity to solve real-world challenges.To learn more about the program, visit www.campinvention.org or call 800-968-4332.
Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival The annual Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival will be held on Aug. 13-14, at Nutter Park, Collins Ave., Seaford. There will be two extraordinary days of cultural entertainment, Afrocentric displays, ethnic food vendors, a parade, AFRAM pageant, health clinic, job fair and children's events. For more information, visit www.EasternShoreAFRAM.org or call 628-1908.
Cafe moves to Legion The Morning Cafe is moving from the VFW to the American Legion Post 6 beginning Monday, July 5.Breakfast will be served from 7 to 10 a.m. at Nanticoke Post 6's Log Cabin on Front Street in Seaford.
Student artwork display Laurel Public Library is exhibiting artwork completed this yearby studentsattending Laurel Intermediate/Middle School. Demonstrating the young artists' skill in two dimensional media, this colorful show is on display on the stairway and second floor of the library throughout the summer.
All You Can Eat Beef & Beer Sponsored by Laurel Fire Department and Auxiliary, Saturday, July 17, 6 to 9 p.m. Menu includes beef & beer, fried chicken, corn on cob, coleslaw, baked beans and more with a DJ until 11 p.m. Tickets $20 per person or $35 couple. 50/50 drawing, silent auction and door prizes. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets available at the door.
Laurel Library summer programs The Laurel Public Library will hold the following programs this summer. Thursday, July 1, 2 p.m. - Kids Create Club, grades K-6 Monday, July 5 - Library closed Tuesday, July 6 - 10:30 a.m. - Preschool Story Time Wednesday, July 7 - 2 p.m. - Comedienne Rick Waterhouse presents "Sam Learns about Water" Thursday, July 8, 2 p.m. - Kids Create Club, grades K-6 Friday, July 9, 7-9 p.m. - NightLife@the Library, an after-hours, teens-only program with games, movies and pizza Monday, July 12, 8-9 p.m. - Teen Book Club with refreshments Tuesday, July 13, 10:30 a.m. - Preschool Story Time Wednesday, July 14, 2 p.m. - Mike Rose, Magician Thursday, July 15, 2 p.m. - Kids Create Club, grades K-6 Monday, July 19, 8-9 p.m. - Teen Book Club with refreshments Tuesday, July 20, 10:30 a.m. - Preschool Story Time Wedneday, July 21, 2 p.m. - Movie@the Library - "The Lightning Thief," rated PG Thursday, July 22, 2 p.m. - Kids Create Club, grades K-6 Friday, July 23, 7-9 p.m. - NightLife@the Library, an after-hours, teens-only program with games, movies and pizza Monday, July 26, 8-9 p.m. - Teen Book Club, with refreshments Tuesday, July 27, 10:30 a.m. - Preschool StoryTime Wednesday, July 28, 2 p.m. - Michael Forestieri presents Pirate Sails and Mermaid Tales Thursday, July 29, 2 p.m. - Kids Create Club, grades K-6 Monday, Aug. 2, 8-9 p.m. - Teen Book Club, with refreshments Tuesday, Aug. 3, 10:30 a.m. - Preschool Story Time Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2 p.m. - Rehoboth Summer Children's Theater at the Library Thursday, Aug. 5, 2 p.m. - Kids Create Club, grades K-6 Friday, Aug. 6, 7-9 p.m. - Limo Ride Drawing for the Teen Summer Reading Program Saturday, Aug. 7 - All day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Last day to add books to your Reading Logs for the Children's Summer Reading Program Wednesday, Aug. 11 - 2 p.m. - End of the Summer Reading Program Party, with performances by our Acting Club, plus refreshments.
Historical Society summer events Saturday, July 3 - Visit our table along Central Avenue near the bridge. Say "hi" and grab a free bottle of ice cold water. Volumes I and II of the Cemetery Books are available for $35 each, 19th Century History of Laurel is $45. Sundays through October - Open House at the Cook House, 1-4 p.m. Free. Come browse through life from an easier time. Tuesday, Aug. 24 - Basket Bingo with free delicious desserts.
Two events for kids The Delmar Public Library and the "Make a Splash at Your Library" Summer Reading Program will host two events in July, which are free and open to the public.
On Thursday, July 1 at 6:30 p.m., see Tom Sieling, a singer and songwriter from New York, as he performs "Take a Tromp through the Swamp and a Break by the Lake." On Thursday, July 15 at 6:30 p.m., see "Puppets Talking Science," which features two short puppet plays, one about a Galapagos Island tortoise and the other about frogs and camouflage. This event is sponsored by the Delaware Museum of Natural History.
Crab feast A crab feast to benefit the family of 9-year-old Wayne Bailey will be Saturday, July 10, 1 to 6 p.m. at the VFW Post 8276, Delmar, Md. Wayne has neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer that travels throughout the body. He has already gone five rounds of chemo and is facing surgery, bone marrow cleansing and two bone marrow transplants. Tickets are $30 and are available from Tom Jewell, 846-2525. Tickets for a raffle of a home crab dinner are also available from Jewell, for $5 or five for $20. Contributions to help the family can be mailed to the Steamers Soccer Club, P.O. Box 204, Delmar, DE 19940.
Summer events at the library The Bridgeville Library announces its summer schedule of events. Join Ms. Kathy for Lap Sit on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years. This is an interactive story time for very young children to introduce regular library visits. Family Nights are held each month on the third Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Games, fun, entertainment and light refreshments are anticipated. Movie Mania continues through the summer with Bring Your Own Lunch Movie Classics on the first Monday of each month. Enjoy a classic film from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with intermission. Teen Movie Night for ages 13-17 is the first Friday of each month from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The Educational/Documentary movie event is on the second Thursday of each month from 1-3 p.m.; this is for ages 8-15. Summer Saturday Matinees will run until Aug. 14, from 2-4 p.m. A complete movie list is available at the library. Make a Splash-READ Summer Reading Programs are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. Join us for a summer full of reading, crafts, fun and entertainment. A complete schedule is available at the library. The Teen Reading Program is on the first and third Friday nights from 5 to 7 p.m. The Genealogy Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. All programs are free and open to the public. The new library is located at 600 S. Cannon St. in Bridgeville. Hours are Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For sign ups and more information, call the library at 337-7401.
Greenwood CHEER Dinner Club The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host the Greenwood Dinner Club on Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. Join us for an evening of fellowship and a delicious dinner entrée, dessert and beverage. Card games are from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost for members is $5 and non-members is $6. For menus and more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.
Framed print fundraiser The Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 in Greenwood has acquired a framed, signed photograph by Kevin Fleming of the famous Greenwood Chicken BBQ which is for sale via sealed bids.The photograph, which features two Greenwood Volunteer firefighters cooking BBQ chicken halves, can be viewed in Discover Bank in Greenwood. Only sealed bids will be considered.Bids should be mailed to: President Durene Jones, Greenwood Memorial VFWL Auxiliary, P.O. Box 900, Greenwood, DE 19950. The highest bidder will be revealed at the Chicken BBQ in Greenwood, on Aug. 6. A certified check or cash only will be accepted in payment for this memorable piece of regional artwork. For more information, contact Sec. Michaele Russell at349-4220.
Kiss a Goat fundraiser Cast your vote in the Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial Post 7478 of Greenwood's summer fundraiser, "Kiss a Goat." The contest will be held now through Greenwood's "Night Out" event on Aug. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Governor's Avenue. Contestants include Town Council members, Mayor Willard Russell and Council members Brenda Tallent, Donald Donovan, Willie Pierce and Alan Pongratz, along with Chief of Police Mark Anderson.The one whose container collects the most money will "Kiss the Goat" at the end of Greenwood's "Night Out." Containers for voting with donations will be available at three local businesses: Yoder's Country Store on East Market Street in Greenwood, L&M Insurance Agency on the Greenwood Town Plaza and Some-Like-It-Hot/Greenwood Building Supply on the corner of Route 13 South and Greenwood Road. Voting will be tabulated regularly and continue at Post 7478 from 6 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 10. Votes may also be mailed. Checks should be made payable to:VFWL Aux. Post 7478 and mailed to: Pres. Durene Jones, Ladies Auxiliary Post 7478, P.O. Box 900, Greenwood, DE 19950. The public is invited to attend "Night Out" in Greenwood and support this fundraiser for our veterans. For more information, call Secretary Michaele Russell at 349-4220.
Greenwood CHEER events The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center, located at 41 Schulze Rd. in Greenwood, is hosting the following events and trips: Artwork Exhibit - Thursday, July 15 and Friday, July 16, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - The exhibit includes oil paintings, quilts and photography. There will be free table space for those who want to exhibit, but you must call the center to register at 349-5237. Christmas In July Auction - Thursday, July 22, 10 a.m. - There will be a variety of items for sale. Lunch will be served at noon for a donation of $3 per person over age 60. For more information or to donate gift items, call Susan Welch at 349-5237. Independence Day Celebration - Friday, July 2, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Musical entertainment by Cathy Gorman along with games with prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Join the celebration and show your patriotism wearing red, white and blue. For more information, call the center at 349-5237. Motor Coach Trip - See "Psalms of David" at Sight & Sound Living Waters Theater in Lancaster, Pa., on Tuesday, Aug. 10. Cost is $80 per person for members or $90 for non-members and includes transportation, show ticket and smorgasbord dinner at Hershey Farm Restaurant. Deadline for payment is July 6. The bus departs Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 10:30 a.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m. For more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237. Register of Wills program - Tuesday, July 13, 12:30 p.m. - This information program, presented by the Register of Wills office with Greg Fuller at the center, will help you learn the duties of the Register of Wills Office and the laws regarding probate plus have your questions answered. For more information, call the center at 349-5237. Summer Fiesta Dinner - A Summer Fiesta Dinner will be held at the center on Wednesday, July 21, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $6 per member and $8 non-members. There will be musical entertainment by Bruce Willey followed by piata fun. For more information, call the center at 349-5237.
Seaford AARP trips Oct. 25-29- Smoky Mts. Tenn.-Visit the Titanic Pigeon Forge Museum and board an actual life boat, touch an iceberg and experience the chill of the 28 degree water. The museum will display hundreds of artifacts in 20 galleries on two decks. Enjoy a catered lunch & a show from a Blast From The Past at Smiths Restaurant. Admission to Dollywood for a day before your stop at the Smith Family Dinner Theatre with live entertainment. Then off to the Magic Beyond Belief show. Enjoy a box lunch while having a guided tour of the Smoky Mountains, looking for black bear and that evening have dinner at the Black Bear Jamboree. Have dinner before enjoying a night of dancing and humor at the Country Tonite theatre. Hotel, 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners, 2 lunches. Restaurants and bus driver tip included. Cost: $595.00 per person, doubles. Single - $725.00. For more information, contact Rose at 302-629-7180.
Living Waters Theater trip The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motor coach trip to see "Psalms of David" at Sight & Sound Living Waters Theater in Lancaster, Pa., on Tuesday, Aug. 10. Cost is $80 per person for member or $90 non-member and includes transportation, show ticket and smorgasboard dinner at Hershey Farm Restaurant. Deadline for payment of the trip is July 6. The bus departs Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 10:30 a.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m. For more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.
WPS Fall Trip Enjoy a motorcoach trip to Hudson Valley, N.Y., on Oct. 20-22, 2010. The trip includes two nights lodging, two breakfasts, lunches at the Culinary Institute, one dinner, tour of the Culinary Institute, Hudson River Cruise, US. Military Academy tour, FDR Home & Library, Vanderbilt Mansion, Purple Heart Hall of Honor, baggage handling, all taxes and gratuities. Cost per person, double occupancy is $410. For additional information, contact Frances Horner at 629-4416.
Laurel Senior Center Trips The Laurel Senior Center is offering the following trip: Tennessee Sampler, Oct 4-9, cost $739 per person, includes 5 nights hotel accommodations, 5 breakfasts, 3 dinners, 1 luncheon, cruise, 3 shows, Graceland & Dollyland. For more information, call 875-2536.
Trip to Louisville AARP #915 presents a trip to Louisville, Ky., on Oct. 24-29. Trip is six days and five nights and includes five breakfasts and five full dinners. Sights include the Derby Dinner Playhouse, Belle of Louisville Riverboat, Churchill Downs & Kentucky Derby Musesum, "My Old Kentucky Home" Place, Heaven's Hill Distillery, Louisville Slugger Museum and much, much more. Cost is $775 per person/double occupancy. Single occupancy is slightly higher. For information or reservations, call 410-754-8189 or 410-754-8588.
USCG Auxiliary United States Coast Guard Auxiliary meets the second Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. For more information, contact Cindi Chaimowitz at 302-398-0309.
Weekly 'Feline Rescue' session Homeless Cat Helpers will hold a question and answer session on "Feline Rescue Resources" at the Seaford Library on Monday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. The session will offer information about sliding scale cost spay/neuter clinics and no-kill kitten adoptions. Sussex County Marines Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday ofeach month at 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Post #6, "the log cabin," in Seaford. All former and retired Marines, from all generations,are welcome.
USPS monthly meeting United States Power Squadron (USPS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. If you are interested in boating education and safety, and enjoy boating, sailing or canoeing, join us and participate in our classes and outings. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.
Reunion Colonel Richardson High School, Class of 1985, is planning a 25th high school reunion for this fall. The committee is updating classmate addresses. For more information, contact Debbie (Feyl) Brohawn at 410-754-8910 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WiHi 40th reunion It's been 40 years since the Wicomico Senior High class of 1970 walked across the stage to receive diplomas and they plan to celebrate the weekend of Sept. 17-18. If you have not yet heard from a class member, call Ron Nelson at 410-430-9523 or email Ann Wilmer at email@example.com. If you know anyone from the class of 1970 who no longer lives in the area and may not have heard about the reunion, let them know about the reunion or give organizers a call with contact information. For more information, call Ann Wilmer at 410-341-0120.