Western Sussex Farmers' Market The Western Sussex Farmers' Market is open for its third season. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon. The market, which is located in the parking lot of the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford, is open Saturdays through Sept. 1. The market will feature locally grown (conventional and organic) vegetables, fruits and herbs. Exotic garlics, a wide variety of mushrooms such as portabellas, eggs, honey, baked goods, jams, jellies, cut flowers and plants will also be available. The Market Information Booth has a variety of informative materials on healthy eating including recipes. Chef George Turner will prepare healthy recipes using produce from the market plus answer questions on food preparation and food safety at various times during the season. Kids Day is Saturday, June 23, the market goes "Crazy 'bout Maters" on Saturday, Aug. 4 and celebrates "Ag Day" on Saturday, Aug. 25. For more information, contact President Linda Allen at email@example.com or Market Manager Ricky Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gallery 107 art classes Canvas & Coffee - ongoing adult classes each Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. with Nancy LaPrad and Tammy Kearney. This unstructured class gives the opportunity to work on an existing painting and/or to obtain instruction in beginning one. Cost is $5 and registration is not required. For more information, call Tammy at 629-2829 or Nancy at 629-4356. John Schisler presents painting in the classical realism style. Students will learn the techniques of the Dutch Masters in this ongoing class on Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $55 for members and $65 for non-members. Call John at 448-0212 for information. Well known artist Kurt Plinke will be offering three watercolor workshops for both accomplished and beginning artists on Saturdays, July 7 and Aug. 11, from 1 to 5 p.m. A different watercolor painting will be worked on during each session. Plinke's artwork is varied, realistic, and detailed with an underlying theme of the natural world. Cost is $50 for members and $60 for non-members. Call the gallery at 628-2787 (ARTS) for more information. Children's Summer Art Camps - Week long art camps for ages 8 and up from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Cost is $80 for each camp and pre-registration is required. July 16-19 includes macrame', basic drawing, 3-D paper sculpture, and collages. Aug. 14-16 includes macrame', basic drawing, watercolors, and collages. Call the gallery for more information. Learn how to create an original Animation Art Cell. Rudelle Fay Hall will be teaching both a children's and an adult class. Students will draw on transparency sheets, paint with acrylic, and learn how to float frame like professional animation art cels. All supplies included, except mat and frame. Four one hour classes $50, members $40. Call 604-7961 for times and class schedule. Beginner's Drawing class for ages 7 years and up taught by Rudelle Fay Hall. Each class will feature different subject matter and use of medium. Cost is $10 per hour. You choose the day, time, and length of class. Call 604-7961 for more information.
Seaford Library and Job Center All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
Job Center For more information, visit www.lib.de.us/jobcenter or call the Seaford Job Center at 222-3618.
- The Teen Summer Reading Program "Own The Night" at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have "Be a Star!," a readers theater. Like to act? Don't want to memorize lines? Come show us your acting talents on Thursday, June 21 at 4 p.m. This is a teens only program.
- The Children's Summer Reading Program will have Movie Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m. starting June 26. Bring your favorite pillow and enjoy the movie.
- The Teen Summer Reading Program will have "Duct Tape Creations" on Thursday, June 28, at 4 p.m. This program allows you to follow a pattern or design your own duct tape project. This is a teens only program.
- 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 Teen Summer Reading Program will have "Teen Jobs Club" on Thursday, July 3, at 4 p.m. This program will teach teens skills to land the job they want. This is a teen only program.
- The Children Summer Reading Program will have "Puss in Boots" presented by the Reboboth Summer Children Theater on Tuesday, July 3, at 6:30 p.m. Come and learn how a cat can teach us how important it is to "Dress for Success."
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, for the Fourth of July holiday. We will open for regular business hours on Thursday, July 5.
- The Teen Summer Reading Program will have "Teen Dating and Relating" with Michael Forestieri on Thursday, July 5, at 4 p.m. Learn how to snag that first date or make a relationship work.
- The Job Center is offering "Intermediate Microsoft Power Point Classes" on Mondays beginning June 25 at 5:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required.
- The Job Center has "Adult Math Tutoring" Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only.
- The Job Center is having "Open Lab" on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 1 p.m.
- The Sussex County Jobs Club will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact Claudy Joinville at 569-4135 or Kyle Davis at 430-8714.
Basket Bingo at LifeCare LifeCare at Lofland Park will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, June 21, at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose Lodge, located on Route 13A in Seaford. The filled basket bingo will consist of 20 exciting games and will feature several Longaberger baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. An advance ticket includes a chance to win the Longaberger Large Stowaway basket and Getaway Tote. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, contact LifeCare at Lofland Park at 628-3000, ext. 8302 or TimmonsD@nanticoke.org.
Summer cruise-ins begin Harley-Davidson of Seaford's summer cruise-ins begin Friday evening at the dealership. The cruise-ins are set for the last Friday of June, July and August and are sponsored by Nationwide Insurance, Fast Lane Biker Magazine, The Beach and BIG radio stations as well as WMDT TV-47 and CW3. The opening event will feature the band Anything Goes and runs from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Enchanted Forrest located next to the dealership. The event is open to all motorcyclists and cars are welcome. K&R Concessions will have food and the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department will sell beverages. The event is free to attend. Future cruise-ins will feature the band Freshly Squeezed on June 29 and the July 27 event will be a Toys For Tots Christmas In July event featuring the band Semiblind and DJ JoyStar. The final event will be Aug. 31, a full moon, and features the band Cherry Budd. For more information, visit www.hdofseaford.com, find Harley-Davidson of Seaford on Facebook or call 629-6161.
Class of '65 Birthday Party The Seaford High School Class of 1965 is busy planning for their BIG 65th Birthday Party to be held on Saturday, June 30. The party will be held at the Georgia House in Laurel with social time beginning at 6 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner. The cost is $25 per person; a cash bar will be available. Email Donna Hastings Angell at email@example.com with any questions or call 629-8077.
Honoring our heroes Grace Baptist Church is serving those who served. All veterans are welcome to stop by and have coffee and dessert each Saturday morning between 10 a.m. and noon. Anyone who has served, or is now serving, in the armed services of the United States is invited to join to share your memories. This is not a church service, but an outreach to all service men and veterans. The church is located at 805 Atlanta Road, Seaford. For questions, call 629-8434.
Stay & Play Parents As Teachers, Seaford Stay & Play is open to families with children birth through 60 months (prior to kindergarten entry) Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to noon, West Seaford Elementary. Families must pre-register. For details, contact Brenda Villa at 236-9870.
Preschool Story Time Come join Miss Cindy every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Laurel Public Library. Children and their caregivers will enjoy exploring books, music, games and crafts. For details, call 875-3184.
Tech Talk at the library The Laurel Public Library's own Tech Guy, Jack Hall, will be available to answer your questions every Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. and Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. For details, call 875-3184.
Relay for Life fundraiser Laureate Epsilon Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi sorority, is holding an ongoing fundraiser at Laurel Pizzaria to benefit Relay for Life. This event takes place on the third Tuesday of each month from 5 to 8 p.m. Pick up one of the flyers at the register upon entering the restaurant and then give it to the waitress with your bill at the end of the meal. Laureate Epsilon will automatically receive 10% of the check to benefit Relay for life. For more information, call 228-5800.
Benefit Dance for Troop 90 The parents of Boy Scout Troop 90, Laurel will hold a Benefit Dance with music by The Jones Boys from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, at the Laurel American Legion. Proceeds will be used to send the scouts to summer camp in July. Cost is $10 per person. Light snacks will be available and there will be a silent auction. For tickets and more information, call 875-4156.
Men's Basketball Tournament A Men's Basketball Tournament in memory of Vera Polly Horsey-Hitchens will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 28 on Webb Avenue in Laurel (next to P.L. Dunbar Elementary School). There will be food, health vendors, and a book signing of local town author, Renata Brown. For more information, visit www.dabigpicture.net or call Trevor Horsey at 519-1142.
Italian Night The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary will hold Italian Night on Saturday, June 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. at 205 W. Tenth St., Laurel. The buffet menu includes spaghetti w/marinara or meat sauce, chicken parmigiana, stuffed shells, Italian bread, tossed salad, desserts, coffee and iced tea. There will be a cash bar and wine sampling included with dinner for everyone over 21. Carryouts available while supplies last. Cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Children 10 and under are free. For tickets, contact Karen Cooper at 258-6468 or firstname.lastname@example.org or The Hen House at 875-6922.
Knitting workshops continue The monthly Learn to Knit knitting workshops will continue to meet at 6 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month in the meeting room of the Laurel Public Library. Participants need to bring a pair of size 7 or 8 needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn. For more information, email email@example.com or call 875-3184.
Delmar Public Library What happens when you Dream Big and Read? The Delmar Public Library can help with programs for children, teens, and adults throughout the summer. The Summer Reading Program for children, from birth through age 18, began June 1 and will continue through Aug. 9. Stop by and sign up to read today. On Thursday, June 28, at 5 p.m., naturalists from Trap Pond State Park will present "Night Hunters." Attendees will learn about owls, owl adaptations, and have an opportunity to examine owl pellets. All ages welcome. Additional June programs: Story time for preschool and early elementary age students is held every Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. Join Miss Jessica for hands-on, interactive story time filled with songs, books and crafts. Waggin Tails Reading Club meets on Wednesday, June 27, at 4 p.m. Kids of all reading abilities will have a chance to read to a patient, non-judgmental, calm, friendly, canine listener. Bring out your inner artist at the Decorative Painting workshop on Monday, June 25, at 5:30 p.m. The program is open to all skill levels. You must bring your own supplies and obtain patterns before class. A small fee may be required. Programs are offered free of charge, except as indicated. For more information about programs at the Delmar Public Library, visit the library or call 846-9894.
Free Family Concerts Every Thursday in July starting July 12, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Delmar Historical & Arts Society will present their 2nd annual Free Family Concert in State Street Park in Delmar. Bring your picnic and a blanket and enjoy an outdoor open air concert. Local artists will offer their creations for display and sale. Vendors wanted. Call Chris at 462-5011.
Club cars for sale The Delmarva Model Railroad Club, located at 103 S. State St., Delmar, is selling club cars for their non-profit organization. The car is an HO scale Maryland & Delaware 40-foot double door box car. It was custom built for the club by Athearn and it is ready to run with metal wheels and knuckle spring couplers. Two numbers are available: 1984 and 2011. Each car is $19 plus $6 for shipping and handling. Send check or money order (made payable to DMRRC) to DMRRC, P.O. Box 19, Delmar, DE 19940. You may also visit www.delmarvamodelrailroad.org for a copy of the order form.
Dinner Club The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center hosts a Dinner Club every Thursday night at 5 p.m. Cost is $5 for members and $6 for non-members.
Join us for an evening of dinner, socialization, cards, indoor shuffleboard and bocce ball. The event is open to the public. Non-members should call 349-5237 for reservations.
Greenwood Public Library In anticipation of the library's re-construction, programs are scheduled to be held at the Greenwood VFW Post 7874, located one block behind the library, on the corner of Mill Street and Governors Avenue. For more information about any of the programs, call Donna or Rebekah at 349-5309. Summer Reading Program - Every Thursday, children and teens of all ages are invited to "Dream Big: Read" during the summer months at the library. Stop by any day to sign up for a summer of great books and fun programs. Magician returns for summer reading fun - It wouldn't seem like a Summer Reading Program series without an appearance by the hysterically funny magician, Tom Lilly, and his sidekick, Beowulf the Wonderbunny! So, make a date to gather at the Greenwood VFW Post 7874 to join in the laughter on Wednesday, June 27, at 10:30 a.m. This program is free and open to the public.
Cheer Center activities
- The Cheer Center is accepting new members. Anyone over the age of 50 who schedules a tour of the center will enjoy a complimentary lunch and is invited to learn about all the activities and trips at the center. Reservations are required for tours. Among the facilities available is the fitness center which is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is available for members 50+ years of age.
- Dinner Club is every Thursday night at 5 p.m. and is open to the public. Reservations are required by calling site manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.
Bridgeville Public Library New hours - Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Genealogy Meeting - every third Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in meeting room or Genealogy Room
- Recent Reads - every third Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the meeting room. Join us for a literary conversation and a light luncheon.
- Storytime - in Children's Area - is taking a break for the summer and will resume in September.
Annual Charity Golf Tournament Harrington Raceway, Inc. is hosting its 14th annual golf tournament on Friday, June 29, at Heritage Shores in Bridgeville. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with a 1 p.m. shotgun start; scramble format. Cost is $125 per person. Hole sponsorship is $125. It will be a day of camaraderie with great golf, food & drink, lunch, followed by an awards dinner. Your involvement will allow the charitable arm of Harrington Raceway and Casino and the Delaware State Fair, the Mid-Del Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) corporation, to carry on its work of supporting charitable organizations and activities involving agricultural, civic and social needs existing throughout the State of Delaware. Space is limited. For a pre-registration form, or for more information, contact Terry Elliott at 398-5321 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Williams' artwork on display The Friends of the Bridgeville Library are proud to present the work of Marilyn Sturdevant Williams, Bridgeville resident, during the month of June. Marilyn's photographic art is on display in the reading area of the Bridgeville Public Library. Marilyn showed a deep interest in art at an early age and was able to pursue this interest by attending the Harrogate College of Art in Yorkshire, England. Marilyn's philosophy is to create a family friendly home full of pictures of people and friends you admire and places you have traveled. She utilizes India inks, real gold and silver, copper and various ground jewels to enhance the colors on the photos by hand. For more information visit www.PictureArtistGallery.com or call 443-534-5030.
Indoor Yard Sale Indoor Yard Sale, Saturday, June 23, from 7 a.m. until noon, Fellowship Hall of the Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws Street, Bridgeville.
Kiwanis Club Barbeque Chicken The Kiwanis Club of Bridgeville has been serving barbeque chicken for 51 years. The club serves chicken on Seashore Highway (Route 404) and Scott's Store Road (Route 36), west of Bridgeville and Greenwood on weekends throughout the summer. Customers often say this is "the best chicken I have ever eaten." Sales benefit over 30 local organizations and community events. For larger orders, call 349-5206.
Benefit Dinner for Chandra Banks Angel Wings will host a benefit dinner for Chandra Banks from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, at Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville. Tickets are $15 for dinner and live entertainment. For more information, call Jonnell at 628-3449.
AARP 915 bus trip Bus trip to Branson, MO on October 1-8. All inclusive: transportation, 7 breakfasts, 5 full course dinners, 6 outstanding shows, visit to Grand Country Square, Branson Landing, and Union Station Marketplace in St. Louis. $75.00 signup per person. Cost of trip $885.00 (dbl occupancy). For details, call Diana at 410-754-8189 or Lucille at 410-754-8588.
Travel with Del Tech this summer Summer is rapidly approaching and Delaware Technical Community College's Owens Campus has several trips planned to get you out, enjoy your summer vacation and spend time with family and friends. Martin Luther King Memorial - On Saturday, June 23, take a day trip and spend time on your own to visit the Martin Luther King Memorial and National Mall. Departs Delaware Tech at 8 a.m., and departs Washington D.C. at 4 p.m. Cost is $55 for Adult Plus+ members and $65 for the general public. Hello Dolly at Longwood Gardens - On Wednesday, July 27, watch a production of "Hello Dolly!" It is the story of Dolly Levi's efforts to marry Horace Vandergelder and send his money circulating among the people like rainwater the way her late husband taught her. Departs Delaware Tech at 2:30 p.m., and departs Longwood Gardens at 11 p.m. Cost is $75 for Adult Plus+ members and $85 for the general public. For more information, or to register, call Corporate and Community Programs at 856-5618.
Sight and Sound trip Christ United Methodist Church in Laurel and Sailors United Methodist Church in Bethel are sponsoring a trip to Sight and Sound in Lancaster, Pa., to see "Jonah" at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4. Lunch will be on your own at the Rockvale Outlets and dinner is at Hershey Farm Restaurant. Cost is $115 per person and includes transportation. A deposit of $25 is required. The balance is due by July 2. Contact Charlotte Givens at 875-5448 or Betty Ringrose at 875-4233.
AARP trips Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 is offering the following trips to the public Sept. 25-27 - Hudson Valley, N.Y. - Two breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner. In Kingston, N.Y. board the "Rip-Van-Winkle" for a two hour cruise on the Hudson. On Day 2 visit Hyde Park and tour the FDR home and have lunch and a tour at the Culinary Institute of America and also tour the Vanderbilt Mansion. Next day head for home with a stop at the Walkway Over the Hudson and the West Point Military Academy for a tour and a visit to the museum. Cost: $420 per person/doubles. Nov. 14-17 - New price - Myrtle Beach, S.C. - A southern holiday of Christmas shows. Three breakfasts, three dinners included. Alabama Theatre, Legends in Concert, Palace Theatre featuring Christmas on Ice. Cost: $410 per person/doubles. $500 single. For more information on these trips, contact Rose at 629-7180.
AARP Trips Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 is offering the following trips to the public. Sept. 25-27 - Hudson Valley, N.Y. - Two breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner. In Kingston, N.Y. board the "Rip-Van-Winkle" for a two hour cruise on the Hudson. Day 2, visit Hyde Park and tour the FDR home and have lunch and a tour at the Culinary Institute of America and also tour the Vanderbilt Mansion. Next day head for home with a stop at the Walkway Over the Hudson and the West Point Military Academy for a tour and then visit the museum. Cost: $420 per person/doubles. Nov. 14-17 - Myrtle Beach, S.C. for a southern holiday of Christmas shows. Three breakfasts, three dinners included. Alabama Theatre, Legends in Concert, Palace Theatre featuring Christmas on Ice, and the Carolina Opry (also Pat Boone's new theatre if it is open). Cost: $455 per person/doubles. For more information, contact Rose at 629-7180.
Laurel Senior Center trips The Laurel Senior Center is offering the following trips:
To reserve your seat, call 875-2536 for more information.
- Myrtle Beach - Sept. 10-14 - "Fun in the Sun Getaway" - Stay in oceanfront suites with four breakfasts, four dinners, five shows, a beach day plus sightseeing and shopping.
- Dutch Apple Theater - Nov. 28 - "Swingin' Christmas"
USPS meeting United States Power Squadron (USPS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. For details, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.
Sea Purls meet 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 on the corner of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.
MOAA meets in Lewes The Southern Delaware Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) meets from noon to 1:30 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month at Irish Eyes Pub and Restaurant, 213 Anglers Rd., Lewes.
Young Professional Writers This writers group is designed for 13 to 30-year-olds who are serious about becoming professional writers. (although all ages and writing abilities are welcome). Meetings will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every second Monday of the month at the Laurel Public Library. For more information, visit www.laurel.lib.de.us/, call 875-3184 or email email@example.com
Coast Guard Auxiliary The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on North Market Street in Blades at 7 p.m. New members are welcome.
Flotilla forming Marching Band The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the second Thursday of each month at the station at the Nanticoke Marina and Yacht Club in Blades. The Auxiliary is the volunteer, uniformed, civilian component of the U.S. Coast Guard. Come be a part of the now forming Marching Band. You must be 17 years or older, a citizen of the U.S., have no felony convictions and pass a security background check. To learn more, call Art Wollschlager at 628-8259 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Leave a message and your call or email will be returned.
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.
Grange picnic Sussex Pomona Grange #3 picnic is at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, at Broadcreek Grange #59, 11198 County Seat Rd., Laurel. For information, contact Howard Millman, secretary, 684-8098.
'Juneteenth' celebration June 23 Possum Point Player's Dreamers United presents "Juneteenth," a celebration of freedom festival on Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., in the PPP theatre parking lot in Georgetown. Juneteenth celebrates the ending of slavery in Galveston, Texas, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln on Jan. 1, 1863. Dreamer's United members Claudius Bowden, Rosa Barnes, Jayne Price, Alphonzo Price, Valerie Mann and Howard and Delores Deshields have combined their efforts and talents to put together an old fashioned family festival with food, games and fun for everyone. There will be classic competition games such as the sack race, egg spoon race, pie eating contests, Double Dutch Jump Rope and horseshoe tournament, plus a water slide, moon bounce and much more. Dreamers United members and guests will present vignettes from the time of slavery, old negro spirituals and the many accomplishments of African Americans. In addition, there will be guest speakers who will talk about the history of the Buffalo soldiers and their impact during the civil war. Music will be provided by a steel drum band and DJ Sir Claude. Festival entrance fee, which is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under, can be paid the day of the festival. For more information, call 856-4560 or visit www.possumpointplayers.org.
Annual train tour The Shoreline Garden Railroad Club is running their annual train tour on Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. One of the train stops is at the home of Hollis and Mary Noel, 18727 Progress School Rd., Bridgeville. The Centerville Special (Noel) Garden Railroad which first ran in August 2007, is a retirement project that is a work in progress. The display features freight cars and Aristo-craft diesels which run on the 58' outer loop. The smaller loop is constructed along the rocky hills of dwarf Alberta spruce, thyme, boxwood, and lavender. An LGB steam Engine and cars travel through the tunnel on the inner loop. The club meets monthly to share tips and exchange ideas. Visitors and new members are always welcome. For more information, visit www.delawarerailroad.com/SLGRC.html.