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.
Historical Society fundraiser On Thursday, Sept. 1, the Seaford Texas Roadhouse near Lowe's will honor coupons distributed by the Seaford Historical Society. These coupons authorize the Texas Roadhouse to pay SHS 10% from the sale of dinners between 4 and 10 p.m. on that date. This money helps with maintenance expenses at the Ross Mansion and the Seaford Museum. Coupons may be obtained from SHS members, the SHS office, 203 High Street, 629-9828 or online at www.seafordhistoricalsociety.com.
Bags and Basket Bingo The Women of the Moose, Chapter 1384, will host a Bingo featuring Vera Bradley Bags and Longaberger Baskets on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. The games will alternate between bags and baskets. Door prizes featuring the Vera Bradley Duffle Bag and the Longaberger Wrought Iron and Wood End Table will be given at the end of the night. The doors will open at 6 p.m. at the Seaford Moose Lodge, 22759 Bridgeville Hwy. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Refreshments will be available. Call Travis Sirman, 875-3792 or the lodge at 629-8408, to reserve your tickets or for information. Seating will be limited, so get your tickets early. Must be 21 years old to play.
Concert rescheduled The Seaford Historical Society's free concert featuring the Milford Community Band has been rescheduled for Sunday, Sept. 18, at 5 p.m., on the grounds of the Ross Mansion. In case of inclement weather on Sept. 18, the concert will be moved to the Seaford Library and Cultural Center, immediately adjacent to the Ross Mansion. Harley-Davidson of Seaford is assuming the financial obligations for this concert. For further information, call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828.
Tickets to see Gaither Band Nanticoke Senior Center is offering tickets to the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center on Friday, Sept. 9, to see award-winning recording artist Bill Gaither and The Gaither Vocal Band, featuring Mark Lowry, David Phelps, Michael English and Wes Hampton. Special guests appearing include The Isaacs, The Martins, Gordon Mote, Charlotte Ritchie, Gene McDonald and Kevin Williams.Cost is $45 per ticket.Stop by the center to purchase your tickets, or call 629-4939 for more information.
St. Luke's Mum Sale St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Seaford is sponsoring a Fall Mum Sale. Available for ordering are: Mums - 9" pots for $5, in pink, bronze, burgundy, white and yellow Pansies - 6" pots for $3.75, in yellow, blue and bronze-red Ornamental Kale - 9" pots for $5, in white and purple. Orders must be made by Sept. 11. Checks should be made out to St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Pick-up is on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 8 to 10:30 a.m., at the Jackson-Hewitt Office in the Nylon Capital Shopping Center. Place your order by calling St. Luke's Church Office at 629-7979 and leave a message.
'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 email@example.com.
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 www.seaford.lib.de.us 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.
Stay & Play Come have fun playing and learning with your child with a variety of toys and activities at Parents As Teachers, Seaford Stay & Play. Open tofamilies with children birth through 60 months (prior to kindergartenentry),Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to noon, West Seaford Elementary. Families must pre-register. For more information contact Trisha Emmett at 682-4379.
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.
'Things That Move' The Laurel Public Library presents, Things That Move, on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 4 p.m. Things That Move isa 45 minute science andtechnology program for kids from kindergarten through 5th grade. All kids must be accompanied by an adult. Give your young engineer some challenges in design and construction that make things move. You and your child will build a structure with moving gears, assemble and test a model vehicle, build and experiment with magnetic gears, and make and take your own climbing creature or tumble wing glider. Dust off your thinking caps - you're going to need them!
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.
Delmar Library Recent Reads club 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. To learn more about these or other programs at the Delmar Public Library, call 846-9894 or visit the library.
Beef 'n dumpling dinner A beef and dumpling dinner will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Delmar VFW in Delmar, Md. Cost is $12 per ticket. Eat in and take out will be available. The dinner benefits Relay for Life.
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.
Greenwood CHEER Dinner Club The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is hosting their Dinner Club on Thursday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 1, 8, and 22.
It will be an evening of fellowship and a delicious dinner entrée, dessert and beverage. Cost for members is $5 and non-members is $6. For menus or more information, call Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.
CHEER lunch and tour The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center, 41 Schulze Road, Greenwood, is accepting new members. Anyone over the age of 50 who schedules a tour of the center will enjoy a complimentary lunch. Come and learn about all the great activities and trips at the center. Reservations are required. To schedule a tour, call the Site Manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.
Library celebrates Sign-up Month September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Greenwood Public Library wants to make sure that all residents in Greenwood and the surrounding areas have the smartest card of all - a library card. A library card opens up a world of opportunity for people of all ages, providing access to books, magazines, music, movies, the Internet and much more. During the month of September at the Greenwood Library, persons of all ages signing up for their very first card will be given a bag of goodies and a chance to enter a drawing to be held Oct. 1, for a $20 gift certificate good at Yoder's Country Store in Greenwood. For more information, contact the Greenwood Library at 349-5309 or visit www.greenwood.lib.de.us.
Anniversary of 9/11 service The Greenwood Memorial Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7478 of Greenwood, will sponsor a 10th Anniversary Service of 9/11 at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, at House of Praise For All People (Hwy. 36) at 10280 Shawnee Rd., Greenwood. Many Ladies Auxiliary and VFW members, as well as community leaders will share in the service. Light refreshments will be served after the service. For more information, contact President Summers at 393-1757.
Wear 'teardrops' in September Greenwood Memorial Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW Post 7478 in Greenwood announces that September 2011 is Suicide Awareness Month.The public is invited to download Teardrop stickers online at www.ladiesauxvfw.org. Print the document on 8.5 x 11 sticker paper (try Avery 8165 for inkjet printers), cut out the stickers and wear a sticker every day in September. For more information, contact Michaele Russell at 349-4220.
Essay contest brochures 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?" 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.
Patriots' Pride Party 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. 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 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 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.
Kiwanis Chicken Barbecue Route 404 Bridgeville Kiwanis will hold a Chicken Barbecue on Sunday, Aug. 29 beginning at 9 a.m. The Greenwood Library Friends will assist with serving and provide a bake sale.
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. 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.
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: Oct. 1-8 - Florida - Disney World & Holy Land Dec. 15 - Radio City Music Hall Christmas Show For more information, call 875-2536.
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.
AARP offers trips Seaford AARP Chapter #1084 is offering the following trips which are open to the public. For more information, contact Rose at 629-7180. 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. Oceanfront 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 a performance of "Star of Wonder: The Mystery of the Christmas Star." Enjoy a holiday meal and entertainment at the historic Boxwood Inn before taking a drive through the park to see the Celebration in Lights at Newport News. On the way home, stop at Williamsburg for a 2 hour guided tour in Colonial Williamsburg and some shopping. Cost: $310 per person/doubles.
North Carolina trip 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.
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.