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. For more information, contact President Linda Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org or Market Manager Ricky Robinson at email@example.com.
Gallery 107 offers classes The following classes are being offered at Gallery 107 in Seaford with award winning artist Rudelle Fay Hall. Children's Summer Art Camp - Ages 6 through 8 with award winning artist Rudelle Fay Hall beginning July 23 through July 26 from 10 a.m. to noon. A different project each day. Supplies included. Cost is $80 and pre-registration is required. The following classes by Rudelle can be started on any Thursday. Children's Basic Drawing Class - students will have step by step drawing lessons with instruction on perspective and composition. They will use a variety of mediums and encouraged to be creative. Famous artists and their techniques will be presented. Beginning in July, classes are held each Thursday for 4 weeks. Cost is $40, pre-registration and payment are required. All supplies included. Age 6-8 class is 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; age 9-11 is 3:30 to 4:30. Animation art cel painting - students will learn how to copy and create their own original art cels, with instruction on matting and framing to look like professional animation cels. All supplies furnished except for mat and frame. Classes are Thursdays from 2 to 3 p.m. for 4 weeks. Cost is $50 for non-members and $40 for members. Photoshop basics - learn the tools, how to draw, paint, find colors, make corrections, and more. Personal laptop optional; if brought, must be fully charged. Classes are Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. for 4 weeks. Cost is $40 for non-members and $32 for members. Photoshop Creativity Art Class - students will get instruction on various techniques to turn photos into art. Learn secrets to successful digital artwork. Personal laptop is optional; if brought must be fully charged. Classes are Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for 4 weeks. Cost is $48 for non-members and $40 for members. Hall is a multi-award winning artist whose work has been shown in southern California, New York City, Maryland and Delaware. For more information on classes, call 604-7961 or Gallery 107 at 628-2787.
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.
- 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's 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 Children's Summer Reading Program will have "Movie Mondays" at the library every Monday during the summer from 1 to 3 p.m. Bring your favorite pillow and enjoy the movie.
- The Children's Summer Reading Program will have "Late, Late Night at the Library" on Tuesday, July 10 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Come and join the fun during hours when the library is supposed to be closed. This is a special program for children ages 8 and up.
- The Children's Summer Reading Program will have "What are Dreams?" with Helen McCool on Wednesday, July 11, at 2 p.m. Mrs. McCool will explain what happens when we sleep and dream.
- The Teen Summer Reading Program will have "How to Draw Great Big Faces" with Paul Merklein on Thursday, July 12, at 4 p.m. Job Center For more information, visit www.lib.de.us/jobcenter or call the Seaford Job Center at 222-3618.
- 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 is offering "Basic Computer Literacy Courses" on Wednesday, July 11 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or call 629-8077.
Honoring our heroes Grace Baptist Church on Atlanta road is postponing all Saturday morning veterans meetings from now until Saturday, September 7th. We will resume our regular coffee and dessert gatherings at that time. It is our hopes that all veterans will take this opportunity to stop by and share your memories with us, giving us a more informed picture of how our military protects us. Once again, we thank each of you for your service to our country.
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.
Heritage Museum opens July 4 The Grand Opening of Laurel Heritage Museum will take place on July 4, in conjunction with Laurel's 4th of July Celebration. A short program will take place at 1 p.m. in front of the museum (former train station) and will be followed by a ribbon cutting which will mark the official opening of the museum. The museum, which will be operated by the Laurel Historical Society, will provide a great venue for Laurel to showcase its unique and interesting history. Initial exhibits will include selected pictures from the Waller photographic collection, a video containing information and scenes of the two train stations that have served the Laurel community and a broad-spectrum sampler of many other items of the society's collection. All are invited to come and enjoy the exhibits that have been created through a collaboration between the Laurel Historical Society and the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs. The society extends a standing invitation to all citizens of the Laurel community to share with the entire community any stories, historic documents or other items you may wish to loan or donate to the society in the future. Call 3875-1344.
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.
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.
Summer fun at the library The Delmar Public Library offers programs for children, teens, and adults throughout the summer. The Summer Reading Program for children, from birth through age 18, will continue through Aug. 9. Stop by and sign up to read today! The following are special programs for this week: 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. Join the Delmar Public Library on Saturday, June 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a Star Wars Party. We will have a costume contest so dress up as your favorite character. There will be prizes, games, trivia questions, refreshments, and more. Programs are offered free of charge. 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.
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.
Old Firehouse Museum open The Old Firehouse Museum of the Bridgeville Historical Society will be open on Sunday, July 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum is located at 102 William St., next to Cahall Park and exhibits items relating to the history of the northwest quadrant of Sussex County. Admission is free.
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.
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. Sales benefit over 30 local organizations and community events. For larger orders, call 349-5206.
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.
Trip to see musical, 'Grease' The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motor coach trip to Toby's Dinner Theater in Baltimore, Md., on Thursday, Aug. 16, to see the musical, "Grease." Cost is $68 per person and the trip is open to the public. Payment is due upon sign up and includes transportation, snack bag, luncheon buffet, show and all tips and gratuities except for the bus driver's tip. Check in time at the center is 7:30 a.m. with the bus departing at 8 a.m. For more information or to register, call Dixie Carlise, site manager, at 349-5237.
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. 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.
WPS offers trip The WPS is sponsoring a three day trip to the Grand Canyon of Pa., Oct. 17-19. Cost is $442 and includes 2 nights lodging, 2 dinners, River Cruise, Train ride, Canyon Wagon Tour and Overlook, Taber Museum, Tour of Lewisburg, Shempp Train Collection, Buggy Museum and all gratuities. For more information, contact Frances at 629-4416.
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.
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.
Knitting group to 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. The next meeting, however, will be on Wednesday, July 11, due to the 4th of July holiday. Lunch is available. New members are always welcome. For details, call Diane at 228-0235.
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.
No Name Band in concert The No Name Band will be at Grace United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Georgetown on Saturday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call Everett Warrington at 337-7198.
Summer Concerts at Trap Pond The Summer Concert Series at Trap Pond State Park continues to provide audiences with quality entertainment at a picturesque venue. The free concert series, which began on May 25 and runs through Aug. 31, presents a diverse lineup of family-friendly performances every Friday night. The following free summer concerts will be held at Trap Pond on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. The park entry fee is in effect. June 29 - Double Tap, Country July 6 - Rob E. Lutz, Elvis July 13 - Whirled Peas, American Roots July 20 - Bad Juju, Blues July 27 - No Stringz Attached, Rock Aug. 3 - Willow Brook, Pop Aug. 10 - Moe Stringz, Acoustic Rock Aug. 17 - Fossil Band, Country Aug. 24 - Angela Natrin, Acoustic Aug. 31 - Rusted Axle, Folk Trap Pond State Park is located at 33587 Baldcypress Lane in Laurel. For more information, visit www.destateparks.com/summer-concerts or call 875-5163.
Marshyhope Duck Derby & Festival The Federalsburg Lions Club is sponsoring the first Marshyhope Duck Derby & Festival on Saturday, June 30. Local radio station 107.1 The Duck will provide a live broadcast from 2 to 4 p.m. at the East Central Avenue Bridge where 3,000 yellow plastic ducks will be dropped before 4 p.m. as directed by Master of Ceremony, Robert S. "Ducky" Detweiler, Federalsburg favorite and former Eastern Shore & Major League Baseball player. Over 30 vendors will participate in the festival while awaiting the arrival of the ducks at the Federalsburg Marina Park. There will be food and drinks, a basketball tournament, pony rides, moon bounce, giant slide, face painting, Friends of the Library book sale, Caroline County Humane Society adoptable pets, Layton's Chance Winery information, Idylwild Ruritans lawnmower raffle, Caroline Hospice gator raffle, crafts, Girl Scout Troop 48 flower sale, jewelry, trinkets, children's toys and music provided by DJ's Milton Nagel & Billy Greenage. Proceeds from the sale of the duck chances benefit renovations for the Federalsburg branch of the Caroline County Public Library. Ducks are $2 each, which may be available at 2 p.m. at the bridge unless sold out, or by contacting any Lions Club member or the library. For more information, contact the Federalsburg Lions Club at email@example.com or call 410-754-7500.