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.
'Tribute to Wounded Warriors' The VFW of Delaware is having a "Tribute to Wounded Warriors" event Sunday, Oct. 2, at Dover International Speedway for the AAA 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race. Your ticket purchase of $139 per person allows 30 "Wounded Warriors" to attend this event free. Ticket purchase includes: reserved Sprint Cup Series Race ticket, exclusive VFW Hospitality tent, buffet lunch, beer and soft drinks and a track side tour before the race. Hospitality event is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For tickets, call 302-883-6545 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The order deadline is Aug. 24.
Trail Ride & Poker Run The 8th annual Daffin House Trail Ride & Poker Run for Whimsical Equine Rescue, Inc. of Seaford is Saturday, Sept. 24. Enjoy a two hour ride on the grounds of the Historic Daffin House Estate in Denton, Md. All proceeds benefit Whimsical Equine Rescue. Registration is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Negative coggins are required. Poker Run players must register and start by 10:30 a.m. Non-players may register and start by noon in the Obstacle Class Competition. Food and drinks will be available. Donations for the rescue are welcome - feed, treats, wormer, etc. Cost is $30 for ages 13 and over; $15 for ages under 13; and $10 for the obstacle class. For more information, contact Lynda Wozney at 443-521-0283 or Kevin Fidgeon at 410-479-3515.
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 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 library 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 Seaford Library and Cultural Center is looking for local artists who are interested in having their art displayed at the library for the 4th annual art show on Friday, Sept. 2 and Saturday, Sept. 3. This is a multi-medium art show so all forms of art are welcome. Space is limited so register at the front desk by Aug. 26.
- First State Community Action Agency will have a "Foreclosure Prevention" seminar at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
'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 email@example.com or 875-3184.
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.
AARP Driving Course The Laurel Senior Center will hold an AARP Refresher Driving Course at 9 a.m. on Sept. 19. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. To register, call 875-2536.
Library closed on Sept. 1 The Laurel Public Library will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 1.Allcomputers will be downwhile Delaware libraries upgrade to a newversion of our integrated system. The library will reopen Friday, Sept. 2 at 10 a.m.
Cub Scout Recruitment Night Laurel Cub Scout Pack 90 will hold a recruitment night at North Laurel Elementary School on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m. Adult applications for leadership positions are also being accepted. Pack 90 holds their weekly meetings at Centenary Church in the gymnasium on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30. Meetings will resume Sept. 19. For more information, contact Cub Master Clifford Alpert at 228-2390.
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.
- 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. To learn more about these or other programs at the Delmar Public Library, call 846-9894 or visit the library.
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.
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.
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.
Work on display at the library The Bridgeville Library is exhibiting the work of two artists in August - Kenna Nethken and Brian Paternoster. Kenna Nethken, who does wood turnings, has worked in the tree care industry since 1982 and is a certified arborist. His work, which is on display in the case adjacent to the children's section, includes unique bowls, pens, pocket watches, ornaments and other beautiful items. Brian Paternoster has many years of experience in digital photography. Some of his photos have been published in photography yearbooks by the International Society of Photography, Circle of Photographers and Photo Laureates. Paternoster enjoys photographing wildlife and landscapes when he travels. His works are exhibited on the reading area wall. These exhibits, which are part of the ongoing collaboration between the Friends of the Bridgeville Library and the Nanticoke River Arts Council, are available for viewing during library hours.
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.
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
Trip to see Jonah St. John's U.M.C., Seaford, is scheduling a bus trip for April 19, 2012, to Sight and Sound Theatre in Strasburg, Pa., to see "Jonah." Departure is at 8:30 a.m. sharp for a 1 p.m. show. The $68 cost covers the show, bus and the driver's tip. A self-pay dinner at Cracker Barrel follows the show. Seats are being reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis with full payment. This is open to other churches and the community. Call Ruth Rhoades at 629-0789 for more information and to reserve your seats. There are only 24 seats left.
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. 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.
North Carolina trip offered Methodist Manor House is offering the community a trip to Asheville, N.C.and the Biltmore Estates on Oct. 17-20. The trip, which is 4 days, 3 nights for $409 per person, includes 3 deluxe continental breakfast, 3 dinners including dinner at Harrah's Cherokee Casino, the Biltmore Estate, Gardens, & Winery Tour, Grove Arcade, Folk Art Center, Museum of the Cherokee Indian and much more. Reservations will be accepted up to Sept. 1. For more information, call Debbie Reeves at 628-5631, ext. 5631.
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.
SHS Alumni Association The Seaford High School Alumni Association will have their Executive Committee meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Seaford Museum. All members or interested members are encouraged and welcome to attend all meetings. For more information, call Donna Hastings Angell at 629-8077.
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.
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.