Seaford Farmers' Market The Western Sussex Farmers' Market will be open Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to noon, through Sept. 3.The market is located on the Boys and Girls Club property at 310 Virginia Ave. in 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.
Bicycle Safety Rodeo Kids ages 6 to 10 are invited to a Bicycle Safety Rodeo sponsored by Cub Scout Pack #182 of Seaford, from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 16. The event will be held in the Blades Elementary School parking lot, 900 S. Arch St., Blades. Children may participate at any time during the two hours. Activities include helmet inspections, skills testing and safety inspections. Helmets and bicycles are required for all participants. A drawing will be held at 11 a.m. for door prizes.
Jones Boys Duo The Nanticoke River Yacht Club is hosting the Jones Boys on August 12, from 7 - 11 p.m. Refreshments will be available at 6 p.m. Tickets, at $6 each, are available at Fantasy Salon, 224 High Street; Sturgis Marine, 20676 Sussex Highway, or at the door of the yacht club that evening. The yacht club is at 30 Market Street, Blades, next to the Blades Marina.
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 will make a Guatemalan Worry Doll at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Thursday, July 14, at 4 p.m.
- The Children's Summer Reading Program will have "Movie Monday" at the library on Monday, July 18 and Monday, July 25, at 1 p.m.
- The Children's Summer Reading Program will have "Wild Tales" by Wild Life Adventures at the library at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19. Come and see storytelling magic with live animals.
- The Children's Summer Reading Program will have "Discover Japan and Australia" with Mrs. Mead at the library on Wednesday, July 20, at 6:30 p.m.
- The Teen Summer Reading Program will have a "Gaming Tournament: Madden 2011" at the library at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 21.
- Sign-up for the Children's Summer Reading Program, "One World, Many Stories," has started at the library. Registration ends Friday, July 22.
- Sign-up for the Teen Summer Reading Program, "You Are Here," has started at the library. Registration ends Tuesday, Aug. 2.
- The Children's Summer Reading Program will have "Bugs, Baboons, and Story Tunes" by Tom Sieling at the library on Tuesday, July 26, at 4 p.m.
- The Children's Summer Reading Program will have "World Wide Sports and Fitness" with Jump Bunch at the library on Wednesday, July 27, at 2 p.m.
- The Teen Summer Reading Program will have a Movie Night at the library on Thursday, July 28, at 4 p.m.
- There will be a Jewelry Making workshop at the library on Saturday, July 30, at noon. This session will include a tutorial on the basics of beading. Pick up a brochure detailing required materials at the library.
- The Teen Summer Reading Program will have its Grand Finale, "Haitian Showcase," on Thursday, Aug. 4, at 4 p.m.
- The Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Stroke Support Group meets at the library 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. For more information, call Christina Darby at 629-4321.
AFRAM Festival raffle The Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival kicks off its 2011 season with a crab and seafood feast raffle. The winner of the raffle will receive one bushel of crabs and seafood, one dozen ears of corn, one case of root beer and one Smith Island cake. Raffle tickets are $5 each, or $20 for a book of five. Call 628-1908 for tickets. Proceeds will support this year's festival program. The annual Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival will be held on Aug. 12-13 at Nutter Park near the Chandler Heights development of Seaford. This year's theme is self-determination. The festival will begin on Friday, Aug. 12 at 5 p.m. and will include the Family Feud/A Team showdown, Force One's Old School Party (with DJ Blade), and at 8 p.m., Zion Reggae Band. On Saturday, Aug. 13, the AFRAM parade travels through Seaford at 10 a.m., followed by the opening ceremony, the Sussex Tech Marching Band and Sankofa's African Drummers & Dancers. Later on Saturday afternoon will be Spoken Word, the Power Gospel Hour, the R&B Hour, and Force One's Old School Party & Dance Contest (with DJ Blade). For more information and a complete festival schedule, visit www.easternshoreafram.org.
Yard sale at Ross Mansion The Seaford Historical Society's yard sale on the Ross Mansion lawn will be held on Saturday, July 23 from 8 a.m until noon. There will be offerings of antique furniture and accumulated properties of the society along with items donated to SHS for sale. Small items that people would like to donate to sell should be put in the gray box on the front porch of the Ross Mansion. Large items that people would like to donate for selling may be picked up and stored until July 23, by calling Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788. Larger and higher priced items will be sold at silent auction. A 10' x 10' booth may be rented for $10 by calling 628-9828.
Free concert at the Ross Mansion On Sunday, Aug. 7, at 6:30 p.m., on the lawn of the Ross Mansion, the Seaford Historical Society will present a concert that is free to the public. Harley Davidson of Seaford is assuming the cost of this concert. The Milford Community Concert Band, under the leadership of Phil Steinhoff, will provide a rich sound and a polished rendition of a wide variety of music. For more information, call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828.
'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 email@example.com or 875-3184.
'Share the Hope Dinner' The Longaberger Company is teaming up with local Longaberger independent home consultants and the American Cancer Society for the 2011 Horizon of Hope campaign for breast cancer research and awareness. To celebrate this year's campaign, local Home Consultants Joanne Musser, Wade Bryan, Debbie Elliott and Janie Goslee of the Bee Weavers branch of Laurel/Delmar will hold a special Longaberger event, "Share the Hope Dinner," featuring the limited edition 2011 Horizon of Hope basket as well as other Horizon of Hope "pink" products. The event will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Salisbury Moose on Snow Hill Road in Salisbury. The cost is $60 per person which includes dinner by "My Turn to Cook" and your choice of a warm brown or white and pink basket. There will be a live auction, raffles and other activities to make this a fun filled evening with family and friends. Carol Moore will be the guest speaker. To make a reservation, donate to Horizon of Hope or order a 2011 Horizon of Hope product, call Joanne Musser at 875-3798, Wade Bryan at 462-0885, Debbie Elliott at 846-2215 and Janie Goslee at 410-896-2271. All proceeds will benefit The American Cancer Society. For more information about Horizon of Hope, visit www.longaberger.com/horizonofhope.
Sherman the Shorebird visits As part of the Delmarva Shorebirds Summer Reading Program, Sherman the Shorebird will be making an appearance at the Laurel Public Library on Wednesday, July 20, at 11 a.m. For more information, contact Gail Bruce at 875-3184 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Bugs, Baboons, and Story Tunes!' Tom Sieling, widely acclaimed singer and songwriter from Newfield, N.Y., will perform a free, very participatory children's music program, "Bugs, Baboons, and Story Tunes!" at the Laurel Public Library at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27. This show consists of humorous children's songs that are guaranteed to engage everyone. Tom accompanies himself on guitar, banjo, harmonica and a drum machine, and all songs include parts for the kids. Everyone is invited. For more information, call 875-3184 or email Gail Bruce at email@example.com.
ALA skydiving fundraiser The American Lung Association in Delaware is sponsoring the 2nd Annual "Fighting for Air at All Extremes," a skydiving fundraiser. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 and Saturday, Sept. 17 at Skydive Delmarva on 32524 Aero Dr., Route 24 West in Laurel. Participants can join the jump as an individual, team, volunteer or sponsor. All skydivers must be 18 or older. A fundraising minimum of $300 is required to receive a tandem jump. All fundraisers will receive gift bags and t-shirts. Prizes will be awarded to fundraisers who raise $500 or more. To register, contact Kelli Burris at 737-6414, ext. 14 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lunginfo.org/skydive.
Spiritual block party planned A local church is planning to bring a spiritual outreach event to the Laurel community this summer. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the public is invited to attend.
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. 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. 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.
- 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.
Laurel Farmers' Market open The Laurel Farmer's Auction Market is open for its 71st year. Small boxed lots of produce are offered starting at 9:30 each morning. The market is looking for farmers/gardeners who have a surplus of beans, tomatoes, peppers and other specialty produce to bring it to the market for sale. A prime supply of good produce will be available at the market until mid September.
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.
Chicken BBQ opens The Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company chicken BBQ is 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.
Essay contest brochures available Brochures for the 2011 Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen contests are now available by the Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post of 7478 located at 2 Governors Ave., in Greenwood.
This year's theme for the Voice of Democracy contest is, "Is There Pride in Serving in Our Military?"The theme for the Patriot's Pen contest is, "Are You Proud of Your Country?" Students who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial school or home study program in the United States, its territories and possessions; or in an overseas U.S. military/civilian dependent school may enter. The Voice of Democracy contest is open to students in grades 9 through 12 while Patriot's Pen is open to students in the 6 through 8th grades. Rules and judging criteria are included in the brochures. The contests' deadline is Nov. 1, and must be in the hands of the sponsoring VFW Post by midnight of that date. Prizes for winners include U.S. savings bonds for scholarships at the national level, and various cash prizes at local and state levels.
'A Salute To America's Military' The Ways and Means Committee of the Department of Delaware of the Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW is sponsoring a Patriots' Pride Party on Sept. 30 through Oct. 1, at Blue Hen VFW Post 6483 in Milford, on Haven Lake. A special feature of the event is "A Salute to America's Military," a display of names of men and women who served, or are serving, in the U.S. military. The patriotic display will be viewed at the Patriots' Pride event and during several other events throughout the year. Needed are names of military personnel who have been part of the American military. They can be living or dead, served in peacetime and in war, can be part of any branch of the military service including the Reserves and National Guards, and include male and female military personnel. Military personnel can submit their own names, names of family and friends, buddies they had, or others in the military they respected for whatever reasons. Each submitted name should be printed for clarity, branch of their service and accompanied by a $5 donation. Checks should be made payable to:Dept. of DE LA, with "Military Salute" on the memo line. Checks and information should be sent to:Dept. of DE Sr. Vice President M.S. Russell, P.O. Box 900, Greenwood, DE 19950. Deadline for names is Sept. 5.For more details, contact Russell at 349-4220. School supply drive Two area organizations are joining forces to sponsor a school supply drive for students in the Woodbridge School District.Greenwood Memorial LAVFW Post 7478 and Take My Hand Ministry are collecting school supplies - backpacks, Germ-x hand sanitizer, paper towels, tissues, assorted sizes of baggies, paper plates, napkins and paper lunch bags for the schools. Graph paper, reinforcement rings for notebook paper, and 3x5 and 4x6 note cards are also appreciated. Items can be dropped off at 102 Maryland Ave., Greenwood.The drive will conclude on Aug. 20. If anyone would like to donate to the school supply drive with a monetary donation, checks can be made payable to:TMHM and mailed to P.O. Box 900, Greenwood, DE 19950. Donations are tax-deductible. Greenwood Memorial Ladies Auxiliary has shoppers ready to purchase the school suppliers in this joint effort. Contact person for the drive is Dr. Michaele S. Russell at 349-4220.
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.
AARP Driver Safety Program An AARP Driver Safety Course will be given from 1 - 4 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, July 18 and 19, at the Greenwood CHEER Center, 41 Schulze Road, Greenwood. The 2-day program, sponsored by AARP, stresses how older drivers may operate vehicles safely. For information and registration, call 349-5237. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members.
Summer reading program events
- Teens are welcome to share a book and pizza at the Pages and Pizza Recent Reads program on Monday, July 18, at 4:30 p.m. Books are required for pizza. Registration is required.
- If you enjoy knitting and crocheting, attend the Madhatters program on Tuesday, July 19, at 6:30 p.m., in the Hayman Meeting Room at the library. Teens and adults are welcome. Ongoing service projects are completed during the program, including making hats for newborns.
- Read to Max, the story time dog, on Wednesday, July 20, at 10 a.m. Bring your favorite book or choose one from the Library and read aloud to Max and his best friend, Ms. Karen.
- Linda Lugo from the Humane Society of Wicomico County visits on Thursday, July 21, at 6:30 p.m. to talk about the do's and don'ts of pet and animal care. Donations of kitten or puppy food will be accepted.
- Tom Seiling, singer/guitarist/banjoist, brings music and humor in his performance on Wednesday, July 27, at 10 a.m. Tom, a widely acclaimed singer and string instrumentalist, has performed nationally for more than 20 years.
- Local author Robin Ayele will read her recently published book, Makeda's Marvelous Monday Morning!, on Thursday, July 28, at 6:30 p.m. Schoolgirl Makeda explores the sights and sounds of her hometown in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on a beautiful Sunday morning. To learn more about these or other programs at the Delmar Public Library, call 846-9894 or visit the library.
'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: 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.
Bridgeville Library New summer Saturday hours - The Bridgeville Public Library will be open on Saturdays in July and August from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- 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 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. For more information or special needs, contact the library at 337-7401.
Heritage Shores events The following events will be held at Heritage Shores in Bridgeville this summer.
For more information, contact Jillian Stanley at 337-9910, ext. 325 or email@example.com.
- Box Wine Party, Friday, July 15 - 6 to 8 p.m. Cost is $25 per guest. Event includes a box wine tasting, food, MP Steel Band and putting contest.
- Concert on the Lawn with the Beach Bumz Band (a Jimmy Buffet and Beach Boys Tribute Band), Friday, Aug. 5, 6 p.m. Cost is $5 per ticket (all proceeds benefit the Woodbridge School District). Fish fry buffet available for $12 per guest.
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.
Seaford AARP trips Seaford AARP Chapter #1084 trips are open to the public. For more information, contact Rose at 629-7180. 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 as well as Crazy Horse Memorial, Museum of the North American Indian, Mt. Rushmore., Custer State Park, Journey Museum, Black Hills Gold Factory, Historic Deadwood and the Silverado Casino. 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, where you can visit the aquarium or the Mystic Seaport Museum. 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.
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
Dickens Christmas trip AARP 915 is sponsoring a trip to Cambridge, Ohio on Nov. 11-13, for a Dickens Christmas. The trip is all inclusive and sign-ups will be held in July. For more information, call D. Matthews at 410-754-8189.
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.
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.
Seaford Widowed Persons meet The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, July 19, at 12:15 p.m. at the Georgia House in Laurel. The planned guest speaker will be Linda Esselman, pastor at Woodland United Methodist Church.
Genealogy Bytes meetings Genealogy Bytes will meet on Thursday, Aug. 4 the topic is the use of DNA in tracing your family roots. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org and click on the tab for Computer Group.
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.
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.