ACS Fundraiser You're invited to an Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast to support Rockers for a Cure on Saturday, May 28, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar located at 22873 Sussex Highway, Seaford. Cost is $5 per person and $3 for kids under 9. All money raised goes to the American Cancer Society. For more info call Ruth Ann at 236-6858 or call 628-1668.
Olde Seaford Block Watch Invites you to a covered dish dinner Monday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Seaford City Hall. Program speaker will be the City of Seaford's Electric Department Director Rick Garner. Drinks and desserts will be available. Call 629-5643 for information.
Spring Fair and Open House Seaford Christian Academy (SCA) welcomes you to our 2nd Annual Spring Fair and Open House on Friday, May 20, from 3 to 7 p.m. Guests are invited to tour SCA and meet the faculty. Pork BBQ, french fries, funnel cakes, hot dogs and soda will be available for purchase. There will be fun for the entire family with a duck pond, barrel train, petting zoo, corn hole contest, face painting, tractor pull and games. Cost is $1 a ticket. Seaford Christian Academy is located at 110 Holly St., Seaford. For more information, call 629-7161 or visit www.seafordchristian.org.
Historical Society fundraiser On Sunday, May 15, from 4 to 9 p.m., the IHOP restaurant near Seaford Lowes will honor Seaford Historical Society fund raising coupons. These coupons permit IHOP to send 10% of sales with coupons to the Seaford Historical Society. These funds are needed to help with maintenance costs at the Ross Mansion and the Seaford Museum. Coupon may be obtained from the SHS office, 203 High Street, phone 628-9828. For more information call the SHS office at the phone number listed above or visit www.seafordhistoricalsociety.com.
Keyshawn Purnell 5K Walk-Run The 2nd annual Keyshawn Purnell 5K Walk-Run will be held Saturday, June 4 at 9 a.m. sharp. Check in is at 8:30 a.m. at the Seaford High School track for both the 1.5 walk and run. Proceeds go to the Seaford Elementary Schools reading programs. Pre-registration entry fee is $15 and must be received by June 1 and $20 the day of registration. The race is sponsored by the Keyshawn Purnell family, Seaford XC and Apple Tree Apparel. Prizes and giveaways will be awarded. Call 629-4587 ext. 405 or e-mail email@example.com for questions.
Seaford Library Programs are free and open to the public. 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 at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 16.
- On Wednesday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m., Girl Scout Service Group 10 will have a program to recruit and encourage new Girl Scouts.
- Every Tuesday of the month is "Baby Bookworms" at 10:30 a.m. This program introduces infants through 36 months old to the world of nursery rhymes and books.
- The Pre-K and Kindergarten "Story Time" is on the first and third Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have Magic Cards Club for teens who like to play Magic Cards on Tuesdays at 3 p.m.
- The Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Stroke Support Group meets at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center every third Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 629-6226.
- The Nanticoke River Arts Council will meet at the Seaford Library every third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The Nanticoke River Arts is a group of local artist and friends dedicated to promoting the arts. For more information, call Christina Darby at 629-4321.
- There will be a Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting on Tuesday May 24, at 6 p.m.
- Read Aloud Delaware will have a volunteer training program for people interested in becoming a volunteer to read one-on-one to preschool children on Wednesday, May 25, at 1 p.m. at the library.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have a "Scavenger Hunt" for Family Fun Night on Wednesday, May 25, at 4 p.m.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will be closed on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day. We will be open for our regular business hours on Tuesday, May 31.
SHS summer activities The Seaford Historical Society has planned the following summer activities:
- Trip to Auburn Heights & Air Mobility Museum - Tuesday, June 14, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Auburn Heights Preserve in Yorklyn and Air Mobility Command Museum in Dover. Cost is $55 per person which includes all tour fees, lunch and motor coach transportation. Lunch at Six Paupers Tavern in Hockessin. Reservations are required by Monday, May 23, by calling the SHS office at 628-9828.
- Gigantic yard sale - Saturday, July 23, from 7 a.m. to noon, RossMansion Lawn, Seaford. Items can be donated to be sold or spaces are available for rent at $10 each. Items will be offered for sale from the SHS gift shops, the Ross Mansion and the outbuildings. Food and baked goods will be availablefor sale on the grounds. Call the SHS office to reserve a space or to make arrangements for donations of items at 628-9828.
AFRAM Fun-Day The Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival presents an AFRAM Fun-Day Fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 at Nutter Park in Seaford. There will be a fish-fry, BBQ and Caribbean Cuisine by Catering by Curtis. The event also includes a basketball tournament, kids games, table games, face painting and music. Raffle tickets for one bushel of crabs and seafood, a dozen ears of corn, a case of root beer and one Smith Island Cake will be available for purchase. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for five tickets. The drawing will take place on Aug. 13, at the AFRAM Festival. For more information, call 628-1908, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.easternshoreafram.org.
Demolition Derby yard sale Macedonia AME Church will hold a Demolition Derby yard sale on Saturday, May 14, from 7 to 11 a.m. The church is located at 431 North St. & Clarence St. in Seaford.
16th Annual Awards Banquet The Seaford High School Alumni Association Executive Committee will host their 16th Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, May 14, at the Seaford Fire Hall. The evening will begin with social hour at 5:30 p.m. where a cash bar, punch table and light snacks will be available. A buffet dinner will be prepared and served by the Ladies Auxiliary. The price is $22 per person. Anyone with an interest in Seaford schools can attend the evening's festivities by calling Carroll Beard at 629-2279 or Dolores Lloyd at 629-8177 for reservations.
Zumba classes available Zumba clases are now available at X-Treme Dance Studio on Tuesdays from 6:15-7 p.m. and Thursdays 7-7:45 p.m. Classes are $5 per class or sign-up on Tuesday and attend Thursday for only $2. Contact 629-4049 for more information.
'Recent Reads' book club The Laurel Public Library's new book club, "Recent Reads," for adults meets every Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bring what you're reading or listening to. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Wenona at email@example.com or 875-3184.
Shopping Extravaganza The Relay for Life team, BJ's Bee-lievers is sponsoring a shopping extravaganza to raise funds for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. It is being hosted by Christ United Methodist Church on Central Avenue, in Laurel, on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Come out and enjoy the day with many vendors, including Pampered Chef, Nails by Laura Miller, Tastefully Simple, Creative Memories, Avon, Mary Kay, Silpada, Hair Stylist, Premier Designs, Cupcakes by Marlene, Stampin' Up, Scentsy, Longaberger, 31, Lia Sophia Jewelry, Homemade baked goods and more. Tony Windsor will also be there providing live entertainment.
Annual ALS Walk The Laurel Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society is hosting its Third Annual ALS - Lou Gehrig's Disease Walk on Saturday, May 21, at the school's hockey field. This is an hour walk which can be done any time between 9 and 11 a.m. All proceeds will go to the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ALS Association. For details, contact Amy Handy or Kim Ralph at Laurel Middle School at 875-6110.
Strawberry Festival events St. Philip's Strawberry Festival will hold the following events in conjunction with the festival.
- Community Yard Sale, Saturday, May 21, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Market Street Park in Laurel. Cost is $20 plus one item of non-perishable food which reserves one 8 foot table. You set your own prices and keep your earnings. To reserve your table and get more information, call Jenn Fleming, 610-703-5452, or St. Philip's Episcopal Church office at875-3644 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
- Strawberry Creations Contest, Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m. at St. Philip's Parish Hall - Choose your finest strawberry creation, does not have to be cooked, may be dessert, drink, bread, anything that contains strawberries. No alcohol. Submit two of your creations with a written copy of your recipe. One is to be judged and tasted, and the other will be auctioned off for the benefit of our charities.No preparation, storage or refrigeration facilities are available at St. Philip's. You must call to register your entry. Call Jenn Fleming, 610-703-5452, or St. Philip's Church office, 875-3644.
- Neighbors in Need, Saturday, May 21 - Food Drive for the benefit of Centenary United Methodist Church Food Pantry. There will be a large truck parked on Market Street, Laurel, next to the Community Yard Sale, Market Street Park.The goal is to fill the truck with non-perishable food items.Any donation welcome, from a single can of food to bulk food purchases. Boxeswill be found in local area stores and banks, and your donation can alsobe made at theBig Truck on Market Street, Saturday, May 21, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call St. Philip's office, 875-3644.
Laurel Alumni Banquet The Laurel Alumni Association will be holding its Annual Alumni Banquet on Saturday, May 21, at the Laurel Fire Hall. The cocktail/social hour will be from 5 to 6:15 p.m. and dinner will be served promptly at 6:30 p.m. The dinner menu will be roast beef, chicken salad, scalloped oysters, mashed potatoes & gravy, broccoli spears, green bean casserole, tossed salad, rolls and apple crisp. Tickets are $24 per person. Contact Ron Scott at 875-2823 or Doug Marvil at 875-9427 for information.
Little Miss Independence Day The Laurel 4th of July Committee is accepting applications for the Laurel Little Miss Independence Day Pageant. The pageant is scheduled for Monday, July 4 from noon to 1:30 p.m., at the bandstand in Market Square Park. The pageant is limited to 15 contestants and they must be between the ages of 5 and 7 (by July 4, 2011) and reside in the Laurel School District. Applications and a copy of the rules and regulations can be obtained at Laurel Town Hall, 201 Mechanic St., Laurel, between normal business hours. A recent wallet size picture of the contestant and a $5 registration fee must accompany the completed application and must be turned in to the Independence Day committee by June 20.
AARP Driving Course The Laurel Senior Center will hold the AARP Beginners Driving Course on Monday, June 20 at 9 a.m. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. To register, call 875-2536.
Messiah's Vineyard events Reach Out & Touch Someone Day is Saturday, May 14, all day, in the church parking lot. There will be free blood pressure screenings, free BBQ chicken, free clothing and free food boxes. A representative from Teen Challenge, Father's Heart Ministry and Delmarva Christian High School will be available.
Request for articles The Laurel Alumni Association Annual Newsletter, for the membership year from July 1, 2010 thru June 30, 2011, will be published in August. Please forward all articles, including class reunion write ups and pictures and any other articles of interest to Doug Marvil, 9277 Sharptown Rd., Laurel, DE 19956. You may also call Doug at 875-9427 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mother-Daughter Banquet Centenary United Methodist Church in Laurel will hold "Reflections of a Lovely Lady," a Mother-Daughter Banquet, on Saturday, May 14 at 5:30 p.m. Cost of the banquet is $10.Tickets will be on sale until May 8. Dinner will be family style and will include chicken, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, roll, applesauce and dessert. Proceeds will go toward the Higher Ground Youth Ministry mission trip to Spring City, Pa., this summer. For tickets or more information, contact Blair Hall at 875-8106.
Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time continues at the Laurel Public Library every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Children and their caregivers are invited to explore books, music, games and crafts. For more information, call 875-3184.
Knitting classes Due to popular demand the learn- to- knit workshops at the Laurel Public Library will continue monthly at least until summer. The informal classes are led by members of the library's Thursday morning knitting group, and will be held the last Thursday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the library meeting room. Participants are asked to bring a skein of worsted weight yarn and size 7 or 8 needles.
Children who want to learn to knit are welcomed to attend if accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 875-3184 or email email@example.com.
July 4th Celebration The Laurel 4th of July committee is accepting applications for craft vendors for this year's celebration which is scheduled for Monday, July 4, beginning with a Prayer Breakfast and Red, White and Blue Parade. Cost for craft vendors is $50 and an additional $25 if electric is needed. For an application, contact Jamie Smith at the Town of Laurel, 201 Mechanic St., Laurel; 875-2277 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Strawberry Festival Vendors St. Philips Strawberry Festival Committee members are seeking arts and crafts vendors for their 5th Annual Festival on Saturday, May 21, at St. Philips Episcopal Church, Laurel. For more information, contact Jen Fleming at 610-703-5452 or the church office at 875-3644 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
Wellness Wednesday Every third Wednesday of the month, from 2 to 4 p.m., Consumer Health Librarian for Sussex County, Linda Leonard, will be available at the Greenwood Library to help patrons locate current information and resources about health-related topics. For more information, contact Robin Miller at 349-5309.
Spring Festival The Woodbridge PTO is sponsoring a Spring Festival on Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Woodbridge Elementary School, Greenwood. There will be moon bounces, food, themed baskets for silent auction, face painting, a barrel train, games/prizes, "Buy One, Get One Free" Scholastic Book Fair and fire engine rides.
Dinner Club, Game Night The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host the Greenwood Dinner Club on Thursday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. through May. Card games from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost for members is $5 and non-members is $6. For menus or more information, call the center at 349-5237.
Bulk trash pick up scheduled The town of Greenwood will pick up bulk trash from residents' homes Saturday, May 21, beginning at 6 a.m. Trash will only be collected from homes that have the town's regular Friday pickup. Material that residents want the town to pick up should be placed at the curb before Saturday morning. For more information, call town hall, 349-4534.
Chicken BBQ opens The Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company chicken BBQ will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 3. The dinner includes half a chicken or leg quarters, roll, bag of chips and pickles, all for $7.
Winterthur Gardens Tour The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motor coach trip to Winterthur Gardens on Wednesday, June 22. The cost is $41 per person for members or $46 for non-members. This includes house tour, garden tram tour, exhibits and motor coach transportation. Deadline for payment is June 3. The bus departs Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 8:45 am. and returns at 6 p.m. For more information or to register, call Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.
AARP Defensive Driving Course An AARP Defensive Driver Safety Course will be held at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center, 41 Schulze Road, Monday and Tuesday, May 16 & 17. The course will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. and the cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. You must pre-register for this course. Upon compliance of the course, participants will receive a deduction on the liability portion of their automobile insurance. To register, call Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.
Delmar Prayer Breakfast The Kiwanis Club of Delmar will hold their annual Prayer Breakfast Saturday, May 14, at Camelot Hall located on State St. in Delmar. Starting at 9 a.m., the guest singer will be Jerry Jones who resides in area. Tickets may be purchased at the door, from Kiwanis members or local churches.
Sandwich sale The Delmar Church of God of Prophecy is holding a sandwich sale on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. until. It will feature oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, soft crabs, chicken salad and lots more. There will also be baked goods and homemade ice cream for sale. The church is located on Rt. 13 north and Dorothy Road. For more information, call 875-7824.
Book and bake sale The Delmar Public Library will hold a book and bake sale on Friday, May 20 from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 21 from 8 a.m. to noon.
35th Annual Day in the Park The 35th Annual Day in the Park, sponsored by the Greater Delmar Chamber of Commerce, will take place at the State Street Park on Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For details, call the chamber's voicemail at 302-846-3336 or e-mail Diane Johnson at email@example.com
Yard waste site Bridgeville yard waste may be brought to a container at town hall on May 14.
- Story time - Tuesdays 11 a.m.- 2 to 4-year-olds; Thursday 11 a.m. - 4 to 6-year-olds; Lap Sit on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years
- Family Nights - Third Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8 p.m.
- Genealogy Discussion Group - Our Genealogy Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. For more information on library programs or special needs, contact the library at 337-7401.
Quilt Expo The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will present an expo of Quilts and Traditional Hooked Rugs on Saturday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The quilts of the Delmarvalous Quilters Guild, Charlotte Stein, Bootsie Sipple and Sandy Rementer will be featured. Rugs by Jean Gebelein, Joyce Brown, Gina Anger and Pam Cannon will be on display. Quilting techniques will be explained from noon to 1 p.m., while rug hooking will be ongoing. Hooked dolls, pillows and more of Saundra Porter will be on display and available for purchase.
Ivan Parker Concert Union United Methodist Church of Bridgeville will sponsor an Ivan Parker Concert, a fundraiser, on Friday, May 20, at Woodbridge High School. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., concert begins at 7:30.Tickets are on sale for $15; advance ticket purchase required. For tickets, call the church office at 337-8829 or 424-0601.
Spring yard, flower, bake sale Bethel Worship Center will have their Spring Yard & Flower & Bake Sale on Saturday, May 21, from 7 a.m. to noon, on Route 13, 2 miles south of Royal Farms. There will be scrapple and egg sandwiches, sodas, coffee and homemade goodies. Donations of good used items for the yard sale will be appreciated. Items may be dropped at the church on Thursday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday, May 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. All proceeds go toward the building fund.
Seaford AARP trips Seaford AARP Chapter #1084 trips are all open to the public.
- July 11-14th - Adirondack Mts. N.Y. -4 days - 3 breakfasts-3 dinners. A two hr. journey on the Upper Hudson River Railroad, a cruise across Lake George on the Minnehaha and dinner at the Saratoga Gaming. Next day another train ride on the Adirondack Railroad and a Raquette Lake Guilded Age luncheon cruise and then a tour of Camp Sagamore - with 27 outbuildings. Cost: $565.00 pp doubles. $740.00 single.
- Sept. 14-24th - Black Hills, South Dakota. 10 breakfasts, 8 dinners. Guided tour of Chicago, Wisconsin Dells cruise,Visit the Corn Palace & Wall Drug. Travel thru the Badlands National Park with a stop at the Visitor's Center. Have dinner and see the Lighting Ceremony on Mt. Rushmore. Next day visit the Crazy Horse Memorial and the Museum of the North American Indian and Mt. Rushmore again. A drive thru Custer State Park to view much wildlife, visit the Journey Museum, Mt. Rushmore Black Hills Gold Factory and Historic Deadwood- where you will have dinner at the famous Silverado Casino. Travel back to Davenport, Iowa for a stop at the riverfront casino after dinner on your way back home. Cost: $1,125.00 pp/double.
- November 6-8th - Foxwoods Casino - Breakfast and dinner vouchers included. Stay at the Great Cedar Hotel and a trip to the Mohegan Sun. Visit the quaint Olde Mystic Village where if you choose you can visit the aquarium or the Mystic Seaport Museum on your own as it is within walking distance. Cost: $277.00 pp/doubles. For details call Rose at 629-7180.
Bus trips offered The City of Seaford Recreation Department is offering the following trips:
Call the office at 629-6809 to reserve your tickets.
- Inner Harbor Bus Trip, Saturday, May 21. Cost is $20 per person. Call the office to reserve your seat.
- Trip to Camden Yards, Orioles vs. Yankees, Friday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. Cost is $66 per person and includes the ticket and transportation to the game on a motor coach.
Delmar Alumni Trips The Delmar Alumni Association is sponsoring two bus trips through Holloway Tours. The first trip is to Ocean City to attend the "Branson on the Road" show at the Ocean City Jamboree Theatre on Saturday, May 20. The cost of $98.64 per person includes bus transportation to Ocean City, lunch at the Sunset Grill, and admission to the "Branson on the Road" show featuring hilarious comedy as well as great classic country, bluegrass, rockabilly and gospel music. The second bus trip is to "The Fabulous 50's" show presented by the Latshaw Pops Orchestra and Dancers at the LaFontaine Blue in Glen Burnie, Maryland on Thursday, June 30. The $99 cost will include bus transportation to Glen Burnie, lunch at LaFountaine, and admission to their "Fabulous 50's" show. The show will feature the Latshaw Pops orchestra, singers and dancers performing songs such as At the Hop, Little Darlin, In the Still of the Night, This Magic Moment, and many more of your favorite oldies. To request reservation forms, call Dot Wolfgang at 302-846-2366.
Senior Center trips The Laurel Senior Center is offering the following trips:
For more information, call 875-2536
- Oct. 1-8 - Florida - Disney World & Holy Land
- Dec. 15 - Radio City Music Hall Christmas Show
Needlepoint Guild The Delaware Seashore Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild meets on the first Monday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the CHEER Community Center in Georgetown. For details, call Linda at 644-1523.
H.A.P.P.E.N. meeting The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearns Pond Association for its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization will hold its next meeting on Thursday, May 12 at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum.
Widowed Persons Service The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, May 17 at 12:15 p.m. at the Georgia House in Laurel.
Sussex Bird Club The Sussex Bird Club will meet at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, at Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge Headquarters just off Route 16 (Broadkill Beach Road). Follow signs from Route 1.Anthony Gonzon will talk about the Breeding Bird Atlas. Using photos and graphs, he will present the results of the past three years.
SCGS annual meeting On Saturday, May 21, the Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS) will hold its Annual Meeting at 10:30 a.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. The meeting will include the election of new officers and a Show and Tell program of family heirlooms as well as refreshments. Join the festivities as the group breaks for summer. Meetings resume in September after school is back in session and tourists have returned to work. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org or call 875-5418.
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.
USPS United States Power Squadron (USPS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.
'Sea Purls' The "Sea Purls" Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown. Lunch is available. For details, call Diane at 228-0235.
Country breakfast buffet A country breakfast buffet will be held every fourth Sunday each month through June, from 7 to 10 a.m. at Galestown Community House. Adults, $7; ages 6 to 12, $4; under age 6, no charge. The buffet includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, biscuits, toast, fruit cup and sticky buns. The community house is located on School House Road in Galestown, Md. The next breakfast will be Sunday, May 22.