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 email@example.com.
Crab Feast to benefit veterans Virgil Wilson VFW Post #4961 located at 9767 Middleford Rd. in Seaford, will hold a crab feast on Sunday, Sept. 4 from 1 to 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person and must be purchased in advance. The event, which is open to the public, will benefit veterans and their families. For more information and tickets, call 629-3092 or stop by the Post.
Brick Sale at the library Honor your family or loved one, remember a loved one, advertise your business, recognize your organization, church or social group by purchasing a commemorative brick to show your support of the Seaford Library & Cultural Center. A second round of brick purchases will be added to the brick garden on the Reading Terrace of the Seaford Library & Cultural Center in early fall. Orders are due by Aug. 31. The cost of the 4 x 8 decorative bricks is $100 each which include three lines of engraved upper case text. All proceeds from the brick sale will go to support the Seaford Library & Cultural Center. Pick up an order form at the library, visit firstname.lastname@example.org or call Connie Halter at 628-0554.
Seaford Night Out The Seaford Police Department, along with Delaware State Police Troop #5 and Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club, will host the 20th Annual "Seaford Community Night Out Against Crime and Drugs" on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. The festivities will be held on the Police Department and Western Sussex Boy's and Girl's Club properties in the 300 block of Virginia Avenue, Seaford. If your organization is able to participate, contact Lieutenant Bohn or Captain Flood at 629-9341.
Bike Night at Grotto's Bike Night is every Wednesday night at Grotto's Grand Slam in Seaford, from 5 to 8 p.m. Twenty percent of your tab will be donated by Grotto's to Operation We Care.
Monthly community yard sale The Seaford Enhancement Team (S.E.T.) invites the community to participate in a monthly yard sale the last Saturday of each month through October, behind the City of Seaford City Hall. Set-up is at 7 a.m., sale is from 8 a.m. to noon. Space rental is $10 (10x10 space), table rentals $5 each. Quantities are limited, reservations are encouraged. Space reservation is available both in advance and on the days of the events. Call Joe Owens at 628-8656 for more information. Proceeds from the space and table rentals go to assist the efforts of the Seaford Enhancement Team.
Jones Boys Duo The Nanticoke River Yacht Club is hosting the Jones Boys on August 12, from 7 - 11 p.m. Shrimp baskets, hot dogs, hamburgers and brats 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.
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. 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. For a festival schedule, visit easternshoreafram.org.
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 email@example.com or visit www.lunginfo.org/skydive.
'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. For details contact Wenona at firstname.lastname@example.org or 875-3184.
Miller Family Reunion The 27th family reunion for the family of SamuelJames Miller andElizabeth Ellen Hastings Miller will be held at noon on Saturday, Aug. 13, at St. George's Church Hall, near Laurel. Dinner will be served at 12:30 p.m.Each family is asked tobring a main dish and a vegetable, salad or dessert dish. For more information, contact Megan at 443-359-1341.
Tech Talk at the Laurel Library How can I make my PC run faster? Come to the Laurel Library on Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., to find out. Laurel Public Library's Tech Guy, Jack Hall, will be available for consultation. Bring your tech questions to the library.
Sportsman dinner The first annual Sportsman Dinner, "Outdoorsmen for the Harvest," will be held at Laurel Wesleyan Church on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 2 to 7 p.m. It will be catered by Famous Dave's BBQ and the special speaker is author and comedian, Joey Hancock. The cost is $20, children six and under are free with an adult. There will be games for kids, music, hayrides, a petting zoo and contests. Vendors on hand will be Gander Mountain, Holly Swamp Taxidermy, Old Hitch Outfitters, Quality Deer Management, and Devastator Game Calls. Tickets are available at the church, 875-5380 or contact Jon Columna, email@example.com, 853-0379. For more info visit www.laurelwesleyan.org or http://outdoorsmenfortheharvest.us.
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.
To learn more about these or other programs at the Delmar Public Library, call 846-9894 or visit the library.
- Teens are welcome to share a book and pizza at the Pages and Pizza Recent Reads program on Monday, Aug. 15, at 4:30 p.m. Bring any book that you are reading and talk about your likes and dislikes. Books are required for pizza. Registration is required.
- If you enjoy knitting and crocheting, attend the Madhatters program on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 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.
- Recent Reads, a new non-traditional book club for adults, meets Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 6-7:30 p.m. Drop in, share the book you're currently reading, and meet friends who like to read.
- Adults can prepare "Fast and Fabulous" 5-ingredient recipes with Chef Bonnie Aronson, on Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. Recipes include Sweet and Spicy Grilled Chicken, Pesto Ramen with Cherry Tomatoes and Rocky Mountain Cool Bars. Advance registration is required.
Library Commission vacancy The Delmar Public Library Commission is looking for a qualified applicant to fill a vacancy on the commission. The term is for the remaining three-year period of the commissioner's seat. The commission consists of five volunteer members from the community who act as the governing body for the Delmar Public Library. Responsibilities include tasks such as determining policy, adopting rules, regulations, and procedures, adopting an annual budget and attending special library functions. The commission holds 11 regular meetings each year and schedules special meetings as necessary. Delaware residents who are at least 18 years of age and live in the Delmar (Delaware) School District are eligible to apply. Applicants should have a strong desire to serve the community, a sincere interest in the future of the Delmar Public Library, and are able to attend monthly commission meetings and special meetings as needed. Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month in the evening. For more information, call Sharon Levadnuk at 846-9574. Applications are available at the Delmar Public Library, 101 N. Bi-State Blvd., Delmar, DE 19940. Deadline for applications is Aug. 22.
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.
AARP Driver Safety Program An AARP Defensive Driver Safety Course will be held at the Greenwood CHEER Center, 41 Schulze Road, Greenwood on Monday, Aug. 15. This is a one-day advanced course. The course will be held from 1 - 4 p.m. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. You must pre-register for this course. Make checks payable to AARP. Upon completion of the course, participants receive a certificate entitling them to a reduction in their auto liability insurance. Registration is required. To register, call Dixie Carlise at 349-5237.
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. The contests' deadline is Nov. 1. 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.
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. Each submitted name should be printed for clarity, branch of their service and accompanied by a $5 donation. 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. 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. 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. For more information, contact the library at 349-5309.
Mammogram van at the library The Women's Mobile Health Screening Van will be coming to the Greenwood Library on Thursday, Sept. 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mammograms utilizing new digital mammography technology will be performed and processed by Beebe Medical Imaging. To schedule an appointment and to learn more about free mammograms for those who qualify, call 1-888-672-9647. The van is managed and operated by Women's Mobile Health Screening, LLC, a subsidiary of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, through a contract with Screening for Life, a Program of Delaware's Division of Public Health. The Greenwood Public Library is located at 100 Mill St., just east of the railroad tracks, in Greenwood.
Bridgeville Night Out The Bridgeville Police Department is sponsoring its annual "Bridgeville Night Out" celebration on Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., behind the Bridgeville Fire Department. There will be free food and drinks, several displays to heighten the public's awareness on safety and music from "Double Tap." This year's participants include the Bridgeville Fire Department, Sussex County Sheriff Office, Delaware State Fire Marshal's Office, Nanticoke Hospital, Laurel Police Department K-9 Unit, Delaware National Guard, McGruff the Crime Dog, Delaware Fire Safety, Union United Methodist Church, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, Old Fashion Police Car Display and more. The purpose of this event is to heighten awareness of crime prevention, but, more importantly, to continue to build a strong relationship between the Bridgeville community and the Bridgeville Police Department.
Bridgeville Library New summer Saturday hours - The Bridgeville Public Library will be open on Saturdays in 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.
- Genealogy - The Bridgeville Library genealogy discussion group meets on the third Wednesday of each month.
Golf Tournament The fifth annual Bridgeville Charity Open will be held on Friday, Oct. 14, at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville. Registration and a continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start for the four-player scramble at 9 a.m. A luncheon and awards ceremony will follow the tournament. Proceeds will be used to support the efforts of three local organizations - the Bridgeville Kiwanis Foundation, the Bridgeville Lions Club and the Bridgeville Senior Center. In the past four years, the tournament has raised $69,000. Tom Carey will serve as this year's tournament chairman. This year's tournament will be a scramble, but the field will be separated by flights according to handicap. Senior tees will be available and on-course skill contests will be offered for additional prizes. There are several levels of sponsorship. Hole sponsorships are available for $150. The Early Bird single-player registration fee for the tournament is $140 ($560 per foursome), but will increase to $150 ($600 per foursome) on Sept. 1. The registration fee gives each golfer automatic entrance into all contests. To be a sponsor or register for the golf tournament, contact Peggy Smith at 337-7135.
Library anniversary The Bridgeville Public Library will hold its 2nd anniversary celebration on Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m., in the library meeting room. The celebration will feature the Mosaic String Duo featuring guitars, oud, mandolin and dobro played by Douglas Seth and Christopher Braddock. Refreshments will be served. The celebration is free and open to everyone.
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.
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.
Seaford AARP trips Seaford AARP Chapter #1084 is offering the following trips which are open to the public. Sept. 14-24 - Black Hills, S.D. - 10 breakfasts, 8 dinners. Guided tour of Chicago, Wisconsin Dells cruise. Visit the Corn Palace and Wall Drug. Travel thru the Badlands National Park with a stop at the Visitor's Center. See the Lighting Ceremony on Mt. Rushmore and another visit the next day for a guided tour to walk the President's Trail if you wish, and time to explore the shops. Next day visit the Crazy Horse Memorial and the Museum of the North American Indian. A drive thru Custer State Park for a photo opportunity of the buffalo and other wildlife. A visit to 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/double. Nov. 6-8 - Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut - Breakfast and dinner vouchers included. Stay at the Great Cedar Hotel and a trip to the Mohegan Sun. Visit the quaint Olde Mystic Village, which is close by, where you can visit the aquarium or the Mystic Seaport Museum on your own as it is within walking distance. Cost: $277 per person/doubles. Dec. 5 - 7 - "Christmas at the Beach" in Virginia Beach, Va. - Ocean front lodging, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners. After dinner take a tour thru the Norfolk Botanical Gardens to view the Garden of Lights and then a bus tour along the boardwalk to enjoy the Holiday Lights at the Beach - over a 25 block area. Also visit the Virginia Air and Space Center, a Christmas show in the Imax Movie Theater, the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News and enjoy a performance of "Star of Wonder: The Mystery of the Christmas Star." On the way home stop at Williamsburg for a 2 hour guided tour in Colonial Williamsburg and some shopping. Cost: $310 per person/doubles. For more information on these trips, contact Rose at 629-7180.
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.
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.
Seaford Widowed Persons The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, August 16, at 12:15 p.m. at the Georgia House in Laurel. The planned entertainment will be the First State Harmonettes.
Go Red for Women Fashion Show The Go Red for Women campaign is the American Heart Association's national call for women by women to take charge of their health and live strong, healthier lives. The Fifth Annual Go Red Luncheon and Fashion Show will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the Clubhouse at Baywood Green, Long Neck. The event starts at noon, doors open at 11:15 a.m. The presenting sponsor is Beebe Medical Center with proceeds going to the American Heart Association. Fashions from Twila Farrell of Lewes, Peebles and Something Comfortable of Rehoboth Beach will be shown. Beebe Medical Center Auxiliary's Treasure Chest Thrift Shop Fashions will be featured. There will be a silent auction and Chinese auction. Cost of the luncheon and fashion show is $25, with a choice of Trio Salad Platter (chicken, tuna, egg), Grilled Chicken Sandwich or a Veggie Panini (portabella mushroom). For information or reservations, contact Pat Sandy at 226-7732 or Nancy Cummings at 645-3221.
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