Seaford Farmers' Market The Western Sussex Farmers' Market will be open Saturday mornings (8:30 a.m. to noon), from June 25through Sept. 3.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 and fun activities each week.Find the market on Facebook or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seaford Library All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- The Teen Summer Reading Program, "You are Here," will present "Tony Varrato Live" at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Thursday, June 23, at 4 p.m.
- The First State Community Action Agency will have a seminar on foreclosure prevention at the library on Saturday, June 25, at 10 a.m.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center Children's Summer Reading Program, "One World Many Stories," will have Movie Mondays starting June 27 at 1 p.m.
- Diane Macklin will be at the library performing "Animal Tail Tales" on Tuesday, June 28, at 6:30 p.m. This program is presented by the Delaware Division of Arts and the Delaware Division of Libraries.
- There will be a Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting on Tuesday, June 28, at 6 p.m.
- The Children's Summer Reading Program "One World, Many Stories" presents "Travel to Italy" with Amber Motta at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, at the library. Listen and learn as Amber tells about the wonders of traveling to Italy.
- The Teen Summer Reading Program will have "Readers Theater" at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Thursday, June 30, at 4 p.m.
- Sign-up for the Children's Summer Reading Program at the library through Friday, July 22.
- Sign-up for the Teen Summer Reading Program through Monday, Aug. 22.
- 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 and Cultural Center every third Tuesday of the month starting at 6:30 p.m. The Nanticoke River Arts is a group of local artists and friends dedicated to promoting the arts. For more information, call Christina Darby at 629-4321.
- The Children's Summer Reading Program presents "Global Game Fun" at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6, with Christina Poe and Micah Laremore. Come play games from around the world and discover how kids have fun in different countries.
- The Science and Religion Book Discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6.
Class of '71 Reunion The Seaford High School Class of 1971 will hold its 40th reunion on Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Seaford Fire Hall from 6 to 11 p.m. Dress is casual and music will provided by DJ Wayne Smith. Cost is $35/person. In addition to dinner and dancing, activities include a silent auction and class photo. If you have not been contacted or have questions, call Diana Slick Shedaker at 629-3670 or email Fran Miller Ash: email@example.com (subject line: Class Reunion). Classmates are requested to respond with payment by June 30, to SHS Class of '71, c/o Diana Shedaker, 512 Shipley St., Seaford, DE 19973.
Corn Hole tournament Virgil Wilson VFW Post #4961 located at 9767 Middleford Rd., Seaford, will hold the 1st annual Corn Hole Double Elimination Tournament on Saturday, June 25. Registration begins at 1 p.m. Entry fee is $25 per two person team. The event includes burgers, hotdogs,water, soda, draft beerand sides for team members. Burgers are $2, hot dogs $1.50 and beverages $1. All proceeds support veterans and their families. There will be cash prizes. For more information call 203-848-5477 or 302-462-0335.
'Thirty-One' Bag Bingo A filled "Thirty-One" Bag Bingo will be held on Tuesday, June 28, at the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club in Seaford. Doors open at 6 p.m. and Bingo begins at 7.Cost is $20 in advance with one free raffle ticket or $25 at the door. For more information or tickets, call Karen Schreiber or Dave Crimmins at 628-3789.
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- June 27, 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. A.A.R.P. Advanced Driving Class will be held at the center. Cost is $13 AARP members, $15 for non members.
Flapjack fundraiser Sisters in Christ, Bethel Worship Center will hold a flapjack breakfast at Applebee's in Seaford, on Saturday, June 25, from 8 to 10 a.m. Cost is $6.50 per person, kids 10 and under $4. All money raised goes to the church building fund.
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. For details contact Wenona at firstname.lastname@example.org or 875-3184.
Fair & Feline Adoption Day Eastern Shore Veterinary Hospital will hold a Fair & Feline Adoption event on Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a yard sale, silent auction, face painting, bake sale, a live band and food & drinks. Reserve your table for a $5 donation. Donated yard sale items are welcomed and appreciated. Call 875-5941 for more information. Disaster Program offered The American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula will conduct a Preparedness Education presentation from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, at the Laurel Public Library. Residents are encouraged to attend, as recent tragic events have left many people concerned about the possibility of future incidents. In the aftermath of flooding, tornadoes and other catastrophic events, the Red Cross can teach people how to not only prepare for emergencies, but also what to do in the aftermath. Now more than ever, the Red Cross is encouraging people to develop emergency response plans for their homes, workplaces and schools, so that they know how to respond to an act of terror or any other emergency. There are things all of us can do to prepare for the unexpected.
Summer film series at library The Laurel Public Library welcomes the summer season with a free, afternoon film series on Wednesdays in June. Show time each week is 2 p.m. in the Carpenter community Room. Selections highlight the fun in the sun films of the 1960's. Dates and titles include - June 22, Gidet, and June 29 a choice of Elvis in Blue Hawaii or the Endless Summer. For more information, call 302-875-3184.
New Fitness Center Sunkissed Fitness Center in Calio Plaza in Laurel is now open and accepting memberships. Hip Hop, Yoga and Zumba classes are available. The gym opens at 5:30 a.m. For more information, call 875-1622.
Laurel Fourth of July Laurel's 17th annual Fourth of July celebration will begin Monday, July 4, with a prayer breakfast at the Georgia House restaurant starting at 7:30 a.m. Tickets for the breakfast are $12 and must be purchased in advance. They are available at town hall, the Georgia House and the Laurel Chamber of Commerce office. Sponsor of the breakfast is the Laurel Ministerial Association. Laurel's annual July 4 parade will start at 10 a.m. Applications to participate in the parade are available at town hall, Smith said. Participation is free. After the parade, the Little Miss Laurel Independence Day pageant will be held in the Bandstand at Janosik Park in downtown Laurel. At 1 p.m., a pie-eating contest will be held along Front Street. A talent show will get underway at 2:30 p.m. on the bandstand. Prizes will be given in three categories, 12 and under, 13 to 18 and 19 and older. Applications for the contest are available at town hall, the chamber office and the Car Store in Laurel. An application form will also be printed in the Laurel Star. Entertainment will start up at 5 p.m., when local band, Not My Own, takes the stage. The Bo Dickerson Band will play from 7 to 9 p.m., and at the start of the town's annual fireworks show. For more information, call town hall, 875-2277.
Cook House open for summer The Laurel Historical Society will once again open the doors of the Cook House for summer visits. The Cook House, located at 502 East Fourth St., in Laurel, is the headquarters of the society and contains many displays of the history and culture of the Laurel area. Uniforms of Laurel citizens, the 1933 Flood, and Waller photographs of businesses of Laurel are new this year and were well-received by visitors during the Strawberry Festival in May. Many items are shown that depict life in Laurel in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Cook House will be open every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. from June through October, except for holidays. Call 877-0110 for more information.
Summer Reading Program The following events are planned for the Laurel Public Library's Summer Reading Program.
- Wednesday, June 29, 11 a.m. - Footsteps Dance Academy Irish Dancers. All ages welcome.
- Wednesday, July 6, 6 p.m. - Movie Night. All ages welcome.
- Wednesday, July 13, 2 p.m. - Storyteller and Vocal Artist Rebecca Jones. All ages welcome.
- Monday, July 18, 2 p.m. - Magician Mike Rose presents, "What in the World! Magic & Mystery from Around the Globe." All ages welcome.
- Wednesday, July 27, 2 p.m. - Musician Tom Sieling presents "Bugs, Baboons, and Story Tunes!" All ages welcome.
- Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2 p.m. - Rehoboth Summer Children's Theater. All ages welcome
- Saturday, Aug. 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Last day to add books to your reading log.
- Thursday,Aug. 11,2 p.m. - End of the Summer Reading Program Party with an ice cream social, free books and prizes. Everyone is invited. For more information, contact Gail Bruce, summer reading program director, 875-3184.
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.
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.
Mixer features humorist The Harrington-Greenwood-Felton Centennial Rotary Club (Hub Club) invites the area business community to enjoy Dick Van Gelder, an area humorist, motivational speaker and corporate therapist who owns CorporateCrap located in Salisbury, Md. Van Gelder, a fellow Rotarian, will present "The 4-Way test: A 9-5 Experience," at the Hub Club's Business Mixer on Thursday, June 30 from 6 to 8 p.m., at the AmericInn, Corn Crib Road, Harrington. Another highlight will be the presentation of the 2011 Rotary Service Award to Chief Norman Barlow and the Harrington Police Department. The Hub Club will also recognize the Rotarian of the Year and install its 2011-2012 slate of officers led by new president Linda Chick of Chick's Saddlery & Western Wear, Harrington. Cool jazz by Joe Baione will provide entertainment, and hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a business card and participate in drawings for door prizes. For reservations or more information, call 398-5194 or 242-0375.
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.
Adult Summer Reading Club The Greenwood Public Library's adult summer reading club, "Novel Destinations," will continue through Monday, Aug. 15. The club is open to everyone, age 18 and older, or those who have graduated from high school. To participate, register at the Greenwood Library and start reading or listening to your favorite books. Entry slips are filled out for each book. For more information, contact the library at 349-5309.
'Art in the Park' The Delmar Historical and Art Society (DHAS) proudly presents the first annual "Art in the Park" free summer concert series. Every Thursday in July from 6 to 7:30 p.m., DHAS will host a family concert at State Street Park in Delmar. The venue includes the bands: 13 South on July 7; Southern Sounds on July 14; Allen Memorial Praise Band on July 21; and Frank Antion on July 28. DHAS will also showcase local artisans by offering table space for vendors to display and sell their artwork. For more information or to rent tables for $10, contact Faith Krebs at 846-2546.
1981 DHS reunion Delmar High School, Class of 1981, is planning its 30 year reunion and is looking for many classmates. If you are a classmate, email Tami@wrmccain.com or PRoberts@longlifetreatedwood.com or contact Pam Roberts, Laura Ralph or Tami Harris on Facebook.
Summer Reading Club Delmar Public Library's Summer Reading Club signups continue throughout the summer. Preschool through teens are welcome to signup and pledge to read books throughout the summer. Requirements vary by age, but the rewards are for everyone. For more information, call the Delmar Public Library at 302-846-9894.
Annual Women's Day service The Women of Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church Street, Bridgeville,invite you to come and celebrate Women's Day on Sunday, June 26, at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The guest preacher for the morning service will be the Rev. Carroll Fields of St. James United Methodist Church, Westover, Md. The guest preacher for the afternoon service will be Elder Joyce Mizelle, along with her choir and congregation of Grace N Mercy Ministries, Greenwood. The theme is "Lilies of the Field - Growing in Grace for 140 Years" (Matthew 6:28).The fellowship meal will be served at 2:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.
Bridgeville Library New summer Saturday hours - The Bridgeville Public Library will be open on Saturdays in June, July and August from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information or special needs, contact the library at 337-7401.
- Lap sit - a year round program, is on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for kids ages 3 months to 2 years.
- Family nights - The library hosts a family night on the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The theme on June 21 is the annual luau with refreshments and games. July 19 is "Jungle Johns Balloon and Magic Show."
- Genealogy - The Bridgeville Library genealogy discussion group meets on the third Wednesday of each month.
- Summer Reading Program - The program runs until August 16. Most programs are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. For a complete listing of summer library events, visit the library.
Spicer Memorial Golf Tourney The second annual Spicer Memorial Tournament will be hosted by Providence of Brookfield Homes and Heritage Shores Golf Club on Friday, Oct. 21. The proceeds from this tournament will go to the trust fund established for Aubrey Spicer, the daughter of Chad Spicer, the police officer who was killed in the line of duty in 2009 in Georgetown. The tournament format will be a 4-person scramble and the early bird price is $480 per foursome.
Bus trips offered The City of Seaford Recreation Department is offering the following 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. Call the office at 629-6809 to reserve your tickets.
NYC shopping trip Shopping trip to New York City - Jamaica Avenue and another shopping mall - sponsored by the Trustees of Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, Bridgeville, on Saturday, Aug. 6. Cost is $60 per person; $30 deposit due by June 30 and $30 balance due by July 20. Bus will leave Mt. Calvary Churchat 4:30 a.m. There will be a pick up in Dover at Rodney Village (parking lot of Ollie's)at 5 a.m. and possibly another in Newark. There will probably beone stop for breakfast and another 15-minute stop while traveling to New York.Bus will leave New York around 4 p.m. and return to Bridgeville around 10:30 p.m. with a stop for dinner.If interested, contact Mary Jones at 337-7335 or mail a check payable to Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 16186 Progress School Rd., Bridgeville, DE 19933.
Seaford AARP trips Seaford AARP Chapter #1084 trips are open to the public. For more information, contact Rose at 629-7180. July 11-14 - Adirondack Mts., N.Y. - 4 days - 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners. A guided tour of Lake George, Prospect Mountain and Cooper's Cave - these have replaced one train ride as the Upper Hudson is not in service at this time. Next a cruise across Lake George on the Minnehaha and dinner at the Saratoga Gaming. A 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 per person doubles. $740/single. Sept. 14-24 - Black Hills, S.D. - 10 breakfasts, 8 dinners. Guided tour of Chicago, Wisconsin Dells cruise, visit the Corn Palace & Wall Drug. Travel thru 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 a daytime visit to Mt. Rushmore. A drive thru Custer State Park to see the buffalo and other 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 per person/doubles. Nov. 6-8 - Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut - Breakfast and dinner vouchers included. Stay at the Great Cedar Hotel and take a trip to the Mohegan Sun. Visit the quaint Olde Mystic Village, which is close by, where you can either visit the aquarium or the Mystic Seaport Museum on your own as it is within walking distance. Cost: $277 per person/doubles.
Pigeon Forge, Chatanooga Seaford WPS is sponsoring a seven day motorcoach trip to Pigeon Forge and Chattanooga, Tenn., on Sept. 11-17. The cost is $876 and includes six nights lodging, six breakfasts, five dinners, five shows, Safari, Dollywood, Scenic Railway, Lookout Mountain Railway, all taxes, gratuities and baggage handling. For details call Frances at 629-4416.
Delmar Alumni Trips The Delmar Alumni Association is sponsoring a bus trip to see "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 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
AARP trip to Maine AARP #1276, Salisbury chapter is offering a trip to Maine on Sept. 12-17 for five nights and six days. Trip includes Portland, Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park with other points of interest in each place. Price for double occupancy is $789 per person, $1,038 single. The trip includes 5 nights lodging, 5 breakfasts, 5 dinners (one lobster), transportation, taxes and gratuities. For a brochure, contact Janet at 410-749-6093.
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.
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. For details, call Diane at 228-0235.
Coast Guard Auxiliary The US Coast Guard Auxiliarymeets the 2nd Thursday of every month at the Nanticoke River Yacht Clubon North Market Street in Bladesat 7 p.m. New members are welcome.Come find out more about volunteering to keep America's waters safe.
Sussex County Marines Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at the VFW Virgil Wilson Post 4961, Middleford Road, Seaford.
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 on June 26.
Best of Delaware Delaware Today Magazine will host the 23rd annual Best of Delaware party on Thursday, July 21, at the Chase Center on the Riverfront. With nearly 100 exhibitors, including over 50 of the First State's best restaurants, Delaware Today's Best Of Delaware Party will again feature some of the area's best live entertainment, food and drink. The VIP Party begins at 5 p.m. with the main event to immediately follow at 6. For $75 per person at the door, $70 in advance, be the first to enter the VIP Party and enjoy the festivities. The main event, 6 to 9 p.m., costs $70 per person at the door, $55 in advance. Group rates are available at $50 per person. For more information visit www.Delawaretoday.com. In addition to this year's beneficiaries, the Today Media Charitable Foundation also donates grants each year to local cultural arts groups and other local charities.This year's grant recipients include Delaware Aerospace Education Foundation and Delaware Guidance Services for Children & Youth.