Pancake Breakfast at Applebees The Friends of the Seaford Library will host a pancake breakfast at Applebee's in Seaford from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7. Tickets are $6 each and include pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea or milk. All proceeds benefit the new Seaford Library and Cultural Center. Tickets may be purchased at the circulation desk of the Seaford Library or by contacting Connie Halter at 628-0554.
Join the Alzheimers Memory Walk The Kent-Sussex Memory Walk Committee is planning the Alzheimers Memory Walk, the only annual fundraiser held in Sussex County, on Saturday, Oct. 2. The walk begins at Grove Park in Rehoboth Beach, travels around Silver Lake, continues the length of the boardwalk and returns to the park via Columbia Avenue - a distance of 3.8 miles. Participants are needed. Register online at http://memorywalk2010.kintera.org/Rehoboth. For more information, call Jamie Magee at 854-9788 or 1-800-272-3900. Team Captain kits are available online at www.alz.org/desjsepa. In addition, you can support the Alzheimers Association by purchasing a paper forget-me-not at one of Hocker's Stores in Ocean View and Millville for $1 through July.
Support Homeless Cat Helpers Homeless Cat Helpers, Inc. is having a special event on Monday, Aug. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Georgia House in Laurel. It will be an all-you-can eat southern-style BBQ buffet dinner with beef, pork, hot dogs, etc. There will be door prizes, silent auction items and a raffle. Tickets should be purchased in advance. The $12 tickets are available at the following supporting businesses: Seaford Abbey Carpet and Phillips Signs, both on Rt. 13, Seaford; Seaford Florist, Rt. 13A, Blades and Delmarva Antiques, Rt. 13, Laurel. For more information, go to www.homelesscathelpers.petfinder.org.
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. If you are interested in playing with a team of 4 at $100 per player, visit www.ttifoundation.org or email email@example.com.
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.
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.
Free fishing derby, picnic The Annual Kids Fishing Derby, sponsored by the Nanticoke River Yacht Club and local businesses, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon. This free event is open to all kids, ages 5 to 16. Kids must bring a parent or guardian with them in order to participate. Kids participating with a supervised scout, sports or church group may participate under the supervision of their group leaders. Participants must register at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club in the Blades Marina prior to the Derby. Participants will then proceed, as a group, to the Seaford River Walk for the Fishing Derby and Casting Contest. A generous awards ceremony and picnic will follow the Derby back at the Yacht Club at noon. Each child must provide his or her own fishing pole and tackle. Bait will be provided. The event will be a catch, register and release derby. However, if a child wishes to keep their legal catch, they must bring their own cooler and ice. Contact Bernie Warshow at 629-4204 or Chairman, Jack Wilson at 629-8986 for more information. Scout, church or sports groups may contact Sandy Blackwell at 629-7038 to make group arrangements.
- Thursday, July 29 is the Teen Summer Reading Program's Grand Finale Beach party at the library starting at 4 p.m. This program is open to all teens who have completed the Teen Summer Reading Program. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- The Children's Summer Reading Program presents "Movie Monday" on Aug. 2, at 1 p.m. This movie is rated PG. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- The "Science and Religion" Book discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Monday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- On Tuesday, Aug. 3 at 6:30 p.m., local artist Karen Owens will present "Water Color Painting" as part of the children's summer reading program. Karen will explain how water is used for art and will help kids create their very own water color creations. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- "Lights Camera Action!" The Seaford Library and Cultural Center hosts "Movie Night" on Thursday, Aug. 5, at 5:30 p.m. We provide the refreshments, you take a seat and enjoy the show. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- All reading logs for the Children's Summer Reading Program are due Friday, Aug. 6. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- There will be a Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 10, at 6 p.m.
- The Children's Summer Reading Program will have its "Finale Splish, Splash Liquid Cream Party" on Wednesday, Aug. 11, at 1:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- The "Science and Religion" Book discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Monday, Aug. 16, at 6 p.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
Fashion show at Mt. Calvary Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church in Concord presents a fashion show with light refreshments on Saturday, July 24. The theme is "God's Gifts for God's Women." Tickets are $8 per person. For more information, call 629-6880.
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.
Western Sussex Farmers' Market Western Sussex Farmers' Market will be open Saturday mornings (8:30 a.m. - noon) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Trip to Suicide Bridge Laurel Senior Center is sponsoring a trip to Suicide Bridge on Tuesday, July 27. Cost of the trip is $35, which covers transportation to the luncheon and a ride on the Paddle Boat. For more information, or to sign up for the trip, call the center at 875-2536.
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.
Hitchens Family Reunion The 56th annual Hitchens Family Reunion hosted by the Clay Hitchens Family will be held on Sunday, Aug. 1, at 1 p.m. The reunion will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, Rev. Lee Elliott Community Bldg, 17249 Phillips Hill Road, Laurel. Bring covered dishes; fried chicken and rolls will be furnished.
Laurel Library summer programs The Laurel Public Library will hold the following programs this summer. 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 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.
Delmar Public Library events 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. The Delmar Public Library and the "Make a Splash at Your Library" Summer Reading Program will host "Under The Sea: A Look at the Underwater Food Chain from Sunlight to Shark," at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 22. On Wednesday, July 28 at 10 a.m., Kathleen Jacobs presents inventive puppetry, wacky theatrics and comic storytelling for children and adults. At 6:30 p.m., Ray Owens, a talented musician who delights audiences of all ages, will perform. These events are free and open to the public.
'Kicks for Kids' benefit A 'Kicks for Kids' benefit in memory of 9-year-old Joshua Dickerson, an Eagles fan, will be held on Saturday, July 17, at the Delmar VFW in Delmar, Md. The event, which features Longaberger baskets and Vera Bradley handbags, includes 20 games of bingo, five special games, raffles, a large Chinese Auction and King Tutt games/rip offs. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo begins at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
Call to save your spot and be included in a special drawing. 'Kicks for Kids' provides assistance to the children and families being cared for at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. For more information and tickets, call Dawn Turner at 410-726-2184, Pam Price at 249-2546, Sandy Dickerson at 846-9761 or Nancy at 443-235-4463.
Bridgeville Open Golf Tournament The fourth Bridgeville Charity Open golf tournament will be held on Friday, Oct. 8, at Heritage Shores 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. Orlan Brown serves as this year's tournament chairman. Proceeds will support the efforts of the Bridgeville Kiwanis Foundation, the Bridgeville Lions Foundation and the Bridgeville Senior Center. To become a sponsor or to register for the tournament, call Peggy Smith at 337-7135.
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.
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: 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. 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.
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.
Travel with Delaware Tech Georgetown - Limited seats are available for upcoming trips sponsored by Delaware Technical & Community College's Adult Plus+ program. Don't miss the opportunity to embark on a day-long adventure or see a fantastic show with convenient, comfortable transportation from Delaware Tech in Georgetown. Observe and learn about intriguing animals from around the world including giant pandas, Asian elephants, flamingos, alligators and much more at the National Zoo in Washington D.C. on Saturday, July 31. Spend the day exploring the eight Smithsonian museums located on the national mall between the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, August 21. Meet the man who called himself a Yankee Doodle Dandee in "George M.", a tap-dancing, stars and stripes salute to America and Broadway, at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. on Tuesday, August 31; enjoy excellent seats and a delicious luncheon. This musical pays tribute to George M. Cohan who wrote "You're a Grand Old Flag," "Give My Regards to Broadway," "Over There," and more. Witness the unforgettable and inspiring story of a woman named Celie in "The Color Purple" at the DuPont Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 18. Nominated for 11 Tony Awards, this play is a landmark theatrical event with a Grammy-nominated score featuring jazz, gospel and blues. Adults ages 50 and up can become Adult Plus+ members for $18 per year. Benefits of membership include unlimited use of the Stephen J. Betze Library located on campus; exclusive advanced registration and special discounts on trips, courses and events; and a free drink with purchase of a meal in the dining hall on campus. For more information about these trips, contact Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ program at 302-856-5618.
Seaford AARP trips Oct. 25-29 - See Tennessee in the fall. Join our group traveling to the Smoky Mts. This is a special priced anniversary trip that includes four breakfasts, four dinners and two lunches. You will see performances from "A Blast from the Past" and "Magic Beyond Belief." There will also be three dinner shows, plus admission to Dollywood and the Titanic Museum. Enjoy an on-the-bus guided tour of the Smoky Mts. Also receive a special anniversary gift. Cost is $595 per person/doubles. Dec. 6-8 - Wheeling Festival of Lights in Virginia. Lodging at Wheeling Island Casino hotel. Two meals per day, including a dinner show. Festival of Lights Tour, Glass Museum, Oglebay's Mansion Museum and more. Cost: $355 per person/doubles. Nov. 3 - A trip to Boiling Springs, Pa. to the Allenberry Theatre for a buffet luncheon and a Christmas Musical matinee - "Becoming Santa." Cost: $78. Nov. 15-17 - A Victorian Christmas in the Amish countryside. Stay at the Berlin Hotel & Suites in Millersburg, Ohio. Visit the J.E. Reeves Victorian Home with the "Christmas Around The World" theme depicted in 28 different rooms. A holiday feast dinner at the Carriage House. Over 100 Festival of Trees and wreaths at the Warther Carvings Museum. Visit the Mudd Valley Creamery, Hershberger's Bakery, Walnut Creek cheese & chocolates and the "Tis the Season Christmas Shop." Trip includes: two nights lodging, two breakfasts, two full course dinners and bus driver tip. Cost: $349 per person/doubles. All trips are open to the public. For more information, contact Rose at 629-7180.
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 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.
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 generationsare 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.