Anniversary celebration Ole Block Watch of Seaford will hold a 20th anniversary celebration at City Hall on Monday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m. Desserts and drinks will be served. RSVP by calling 629-9844.
Yard sale at Bethel Worship Center The Sisters In Christ of Bethel Worship Center are having their semi-annual yard sale on Saturday, June 8, beginning at 7 a.m.
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 library will have its Critical Reading Book Discussion at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 17.
- Walk-in Job Search Assistance - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 to 5:30 p.m., to learn how to use a computer, create an email address, find job leads online, fill out an online job application, write a resume, and practice interviews. One-on-one assistance is available through a staff member or volunteer. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618.
- "Practice Interview Sessions," by appointment only. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618.
- "Advancement through Pardons and Expungement." Assistance will be available by appointment at the Seaford Job Center. To schedule an appointment, call Matthew Rosen at 333-7600.
- Assistance Applying for Supplemental Food Benefits: Friday, June 21, 10 to 10:30 a.m. The Food Bank of Delaware offers assistance to apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps). Call Brenda Palomo, Food Bank of DE, to register or to get more information (302-424-3301, ext. 107).
- "Introduction to Microsoft Word/Excel": Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. for 4 weeks: 6/19, 6/26 (not 7/3), 7/10, 7/17. This program provides an overview of Microsoft Word and Excel. Registration is required and patron must attend all 4 classes. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618.
SHS Class of '68 reunion The Seaford High School Class of 1968 is having their 45th class reunion on Saturday, July 20. The event will be held at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club in Blades. Interested classmates should call Scott Coulbourn at 228-0570 for more information.
BBQ chicken fundraiser A BBQ chicken fundraiser will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, at the Bethel Community House located at 2381 Neal School Rd., Seaford. Meal includes 1/2 Emings chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, applesauce, roll, beverage and dessert. Donations are $10 and children under 12 are $5. Carry out will be available. Meals are by ticket only. For tickets, call 410-754-8681 or 302-337-8836.
Uniform sale at Look-In Glass The Look In-Glass Shoppe at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is holding a "First Uniform" uniform and shoe sale. The sale will be held in the Medical Staff Conference Room of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital on Friday, June 21 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 629-6611, ext. 2475.
Acorn Club updating directory The GFWC Acorn Club, publishers of the Seaford, Blades and Vicinity Telephone Directory are updating the personal listing information for the upcoming publication. Take a moment to insure your name, address and phone number is correct in our current book. If there is a misprint, leave a message with the corrected information at 629-5229. At this time we are only using Verizon listings; if you are not a Verizon customer, check to insure your number will be listed.
Gallery 107 art classes The following is a list of classes scheduled for the month of June. For more details, visit http://nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. Saturday, June 8 - Children's Art Class with Karen Owens - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - ages 6-8. Saturdays, June 22 and 27 - Children's Art Classes with Karen Owens, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., ages 9-13. Sunday, June 23 - Card Making with Betty Speer - 1 to 3 p.m. Ongoing classes Mondays - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Impressionistic Oil Painting with Linda Steere; 6 to 9 p.m. - Classic Realism in oil with John Shisler. Tuesdays - 6 to 8 p.m. - Watercolor with Nancy Laprad. Wednesdays - 10 a.m. to noon - Pen and Ink with Nancy Laprad. Thursdays - 6 to 8 p.m. - Palette Knife workshop with Rudelle Fay Hall. Fridays - 9 to 11 a.m. - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, Other classes offered on demand by Rudelle Fay Hall include: Children's Art, Animation Cel Art, Photoshop Basics for Beginners, Photoshop Creativity AT and Faux Stained Glass Painting. Call 604-7961 for information.
Yard, bake sale Saturday June 15, set up time 7 a.m. at the Seaford Nazarene Church, Route 13, next to the Guide. Rent a table for $5 each. Inside or out. Breakfast, lunch, and cold drinks will be on sale. For table rent or more information call Evelyn or Linda at 381-6238.
Gospel Concert at senior center On Saturday, June 8, Nanticoke Senior Center (NSC) will present a "Grand Old Gospel Concert." Doors open at 6 p.m., and the concert will begin at 7. Attendees will enjoy the music of three popular gospel artists - Donnie Sumner, Jerry Jones and Thom Slaughter. Special guest Jimmy Hoppa will serve as the master of ceremonies. Tickets are on sale at the front desk of Nanticoke Senior Center for $15 per person, and they are also available at www.nanticokeseniorcenter.com.
Garden Club plans tour The Spade & Trowel Garden Club will hold a "Beyond the Garden Gate" tour of nine gardens in Seaford, on Saturday, June 8, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The tour is, in part, celebration of National Garden Week, June 2-8. Admission to all nine gardens is $15 on the day of the tour, at any of the homes. A brochure and guide, which will serve as both map and admission ticket, is available from Gallery 107 in downtown Seaford and from Curves in the Seaford Village Shopping Center as well as through members of the garden club. Call 410-924-3582 or send an email to Spadetrowel@yahoo.com to reserve a ticket. No pets will be allowed and children 12 and under must be accompanied at all times by an adult. Proceeds will be used by the club for community projects.
Quarter Auction at senior center Nanticoke Senior Center will hold its first Quarter Auction on Thursday, June 27. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the auction will begin at 7. Attendees bring rolls of quarters and bid on prizes from various vendors. There will be a special drawing, door prizes, a 50/50, and a silent auction. Tickets are available at the door for $5 per person. With your ticket, you get one paddle for the auction, and additional paddles will be available for $3 each. Call 629-4939 to hold your ticket or reserve a table.
Bingo at the Elks Lodge Bingo will be held at the Seaford Elks Lodge on Sunday, June 9. Doors open at 1 p.m. and play begins at 2:30 p.m. Cash prizes. For more information, call 629-2458 or 629-4641.
AARP Chapter #1084 picnic Seaford AARP Chapter #1084 is having their annual picnic at noon on Thursday, June 13. All active members are welcome to sign up for this event. If you are interested but have not signed up, call Rose at 629-7180 for more information. SHS Class of '92 reunion Seaford High School Class of 1992 will hold a reunion at Mister Paul's Legacy, 1801 N. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury, on Saturday, Aug. 10. Contact Kimberly Holland Latham at 258-4402 or email@example.com for more information.
Christmas in July Christmas in July at Christ the Cornerstone Community Church (corner of Bethel and Seaford Road, Laurel) will feature crafts, food, a bake sale, and yard sale will be held on Thursday, July 11, Friday, July 12, and Saturday, July 13. If interested in being a vendor, call 228-7267.
LHS class of '68 picnic Laurel classmates of 1968, if you have not received notice of our upcoming class reunion picnic, contact Carol Schaefer at 410-463-0227 or Betty Harding at 629-6317.
Fundraiser dinner, presentation The Laurel Historical Society will host a fundraiser dinner and presentation by noted historian and former Director of the Delaware Public Archives, C. Russell McCabe at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, at Laurel High School. The catered chicken salad and ham dinner which will be served buffet style is $20. The title of McCabe's informative talk is "Location, Location, Location." Call Cindy Swift at 875-7665 for more information and to register.
Historic pottery for sale For those who missed out on purchasing a piece of history at the recent Strawberry Festival, a few remaining pieces of Broad Creek Pottery are available for sale at the Cook House, 502 E. Fourth St., Laurel, during the historical society's open hours on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. This collection of pottery was created in Laurel during the 1970s by local artists Matthew and Dona Blaine. Other times can be arranged by appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 875-2820.
Trap Pond concert series Trap Pond State Park is holding a summer concert series every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. through August 3rd. Concerts are free to the public with just the park entrance fee. Concerts are held in front of the Baldcypress Nature Center. Bring your own chair. Trap Pond Partners will be selling hot dogs, drinks and home made ice cream. Concert schedule: June 8 - Jamie McLean Band - Blues/Rock June 15 - Tony Robinson - Progressive Rock June 22 - Alex and Shiloh - Folk June 29 - OH, BOY! - A Tribute to Rockabilly July 6 - Rob E - Elvis Impersonator July 13 - Lower Case Blues - Blues/Rock July 20 - The Reminders - Modern Gospel July 27 - Mario Rocco - Interactive Varity August 3 - Angela Natrin - Acoustic Pop August 31 - Labor Day Concert, New Direction Band - Reggae/Calypso
Laurel Library events
- Join Miss Tameca every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Laurel Public Library. For details, call 875-3184.
- An informal time for chess playing continues at Laurel Public Library each Saturday from 10 a.m. -12 noon. Anyone who plays chess is invited to drop in, meet other chess players, and bring their own chess boards. For more information call 302-875-3184 or email email@example.com
- 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.
- Laurel Library will offer a new genealogy help time on the second Wednesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Beginning genealogists should bring written birth, death, and marriage dates for their immediate families. For details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 875-3184.
LHS Class of '73 reunion The Laurel High School Class of 1973 40th reunion poolside get-together will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3. There is no cost to attend, just fun getting together and reconnecting. For more information, contact Karen Hopkins Pugh at 875-4851 or e-mail email@example.com.
LHS sponsors fundraising dinner The Laurel Historical Society will sponsor a buffet-style fundraising dinner followed by a presentation from former Director of the Delaware Public Archives, C. Russell McCabe, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, at the Laurel High School cafeteria. Call Cindy Swift at 875-7665 for more information. Reservations, which are $20, must be paid in advance; no reservations will be accepted at the door. Reservations may be sent to the Laurel Historical Society, at P.O. Box 102, Laurel, DE 19956.
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 a flyer at the register and then turn it in with your bill. Laureate Epsilon will automatically receive 10% of the check to benefit Relay For Life. For more information, call 228-5800.
Museum hosts railroad exhibit The Bethel Historical Society will host "Almost as Fast as Birds Can Fly," a traveling exhibit about the railroad industry in Delaware through June. The museum will be open on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., June 9 and 23. The exhibit includes documents, photographs, artifacts and stories representing Delaware's railroad past and present.
Relay for Life fundraiser A chicken barbecue to benefit Relay for Life will be held on Saturday, June 8 from noon to 4 p.m. at St. Stephen's United Methodist Church in Delmar. Meal includes half a bbq chicken, baked beans, cole slaw and dessert for $8. Eat in or take out. For advance tickets, call 846-9501.
Delmar Library Youth Programs The Delmar Public Library welcomes children of all ages and their parents and caregivers by providing programs and events throughout the month of June. Story time for preschool and kindergarten children is held on Wednesdays, June 12, 19, and 26 at 11 a.m. Programs include stories, songs, activities, and special guests guaranteed to bring a smile as we Dig into Reading. On June 12, Boones Tunes of Delmarva will present a sample MusikGarten class that includes singing, dancing, making music and having a fantastic time for preschoolers. On June 26, kids will be entertained by Kids on the Block, an enthusiastic troupe of puppeteers whose show address topics about disability awareness, social issues and medical and educational differences. On Tuesday, June 11, at 6 p.m, Storyteller Rebecca Jones will entertain as she decorates a cake while telling stories. On Tuesday, June 18, at 3 p.m., Sussex County Master Gardeners will present Peter Rabbit's Misadventures in Farmer McGregor's Garden, an original story told with the help of puppets. It's not the Peter Rabbit you know, but sure to entertain and educate. On Thursday, June 20, at 3 p.m., staff from Trap Pond State Park will present "Track and Trace," a program for children encouraging them to use their eyes and clues to identify the animal by tracking their footprints. On Monday, June 24, at 2 p.m., the Delaware Aerospace Education Foundation returns to the library to present "Insects Aren't As Yucky As You Think." Did your child ever get "bugged" by an insect? Come to the library to study some friendly ones. Your child will learn about the life cycle of a ladybug and the life cycle of a Monarch butterfly, with little hand-sized models. See our collections of dearly departed insects and work with your child to create their own insect model. Take home a picture of an insect to color. Plus you'll find insect books by Eric Carle. The library will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. There will be no preschool story time on Wednesday, July 3. For more information on these programs, call the library at 846-9894, stop in at 101 N. Bi-State Blvd., Delmar, or like us on Facebook.
Mission trip fundraiser A fundraiser to help send Jessica Elliott to Honduras on a mission trip will be held at the Delmar VFW from 12:30 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, at St. Stephens United Methodist Church in Delmar. There will be chicken and ham, hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, mac 'n cheese, corn on the cob, string beans and dessert. There will also be kids games and a silent auction. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for kids and free for kids ages 5 and under. For more information, call the church office at 846-9501.
Delmar Class of '66 reunion The class of 1966 Delmar High School yearly breakfast reunion will be at the Delmar Diner June 8, at 9 a.m. All who were in the class from 1960 to 1966 are welcome.
Activities at the Cheer Center Dinner club is held every Thursday at 5 p.m. The Dinner club is open to the public and the cost is $7 for non-members. In honor of "Older Americans Month," everyone over the age of 60 is invited to lunch any week day for a donation of $1. Invite a friend and join us for lunch. This is a great time to take a tour, receive a newsletter and calendar and find out what Greenwood Cheer is all about. For more information, call site manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237. Greenwood VFC chicken bbq The Greenwood Vol. Fire Company chicken bbq will run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Sept. 29. Dinner includes half a chicken or leg quarters, roll, bag of chips and pickles for $7. Soda, tea and water will be available to purchase.
AARP Defensive Driver Course An AARP Defensive Driving Safety Course will be held at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on Monday, June 17. This is a one day advanced class. This course will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. and the cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. You must pre-register for this course by June 10. Make checks payable to AARP. Upon compliance of the course, participants will receive a deduction on the liability portion of their automobile insurance. To register, call Site Manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.
Adult Summer Reading Club The Greenwood Public Library's Adult Summer Reading Club, "Groundbreaking Reads!," will begin on Thursday, June 6, and continue through Monday, Aug. 19. The club is open to anyone 18 and older or those who have graduated from high school. Register at the Greenwood Library and begin reading or listening to your favorite books. After registering, patrons fill out entry slips for each book enjoyed. An entry slip can also be earned for every four hours of reading to a child. These entry slips enable the participant to enter in weekly drawings for prize-filled book bags, plus grand prize drawings to be held on Aug. 19. Grand prizes include a Kindle Fire HD, an MP3 player, two gift certificates for $25 each at Barnes and Noble Bookstores, and two gift certificates for $10 each at Vanderwende's Farm Fresh Ice Cream Store.
Fine forgiveness of $1 will also be granted for each week at least one entry slip is submitted. For more information, contact the Greenwood Library at 349-5309.
Summer writing contest The Library of Congress National Book Festival is presenting a summer writing contest to encourage 5th and 6th graders to reflect on the books that have made a personal impact on their lives. The "A Book That Shaped Me" Summer Writing Contest is administered as part of the Greenwood Public Library's summer reading program and top winners will be honored at the Library of Congress National Book Festival, which will take place Sept. 21-22, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Contest entry forms are available at the library, and downloadable entry forms can be found online at www.greenwood.lib.de.us or at www.loc.gov/bookfest/kids-teachers/booksthatshape/. A full list of participating libraries is also available through these sources. Essays should be one page in length and must be submitted along with an entry form in person at a participating library. The deadline for entries is Monday, Aug. 12. Prizes will be awarded to five finalists and one winner per state, and to three overall grand prize winners. For more information, call Donna Carter at 349-5309.
Summer bazaar The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will host a Summer Bazaar on Thursday, July 11, from 10 a.m. until sold out. There will be a bake sale, arts & crafts, woodworking, jewelry, raffles and more. Lunch will be served at noon and dinner at 5 p.m. There will be music and dancing in the parking lot after dinner. Vendors are welcome for $10 per space. For more information or to register for a vendor space, call site manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.
Flag Day observation The Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 in Greenwood will be observing Flag Day, June 14, in two ways. Auxiliary sisters will be handing out Certificates of Appreciation to individuals and businesses who fly the U.S. Flag and/or the POW/MIA Flag. They will also collect U.S. Flags that are in need of a proper disposal. Old U.S. Flags may be left at the home of Dr. Michaele S. Russell, 102 Maryland Avenue in Greenwood. Contact telephone number is 349-4220. Thanks to everyone for flying the U.S. Flag.
New Red Hat chapter Queen Alice Jeanne Marques has opened a new Red Hat Chapter, Red Hat Roses, in Bridgeville, for members of the Red Hat Society. The Red Hat Society is an international social organization for women ages 21 and up. For more information about the group, visit www.RedHatsociety.com. For more information about the new chapter, call 236-9601.
Events at Mt. Calvary UMC
- Atmosphere of Praise Choir is sponsoring a bus trip to see Noah at Sight and Sound, Lancaster County, Pa., on Saturday, Sept, 7. Trip includes shopping at Rockvale Square Outlets, dinner at Plain and Fancy Restaurant in Bird in Hand, Pa. and the show. Cost is $124 for adults and $94 for ages 5 to 12. For more information, contact Brenda Davis at 349-5844 or Arnold Vann at 628-1144.
- The church will observe their annual Women's Day at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Morning preacher will be the Rev. Dr. Shirlyn Brown, director of connectional ministries, Peninsula-Delaware Conference, Dover. Afternoon preacher will be the Rev. Elaine Ayres, along with her choir and congregation of New Zion UMC, Laurel. Fellowship meal will be served at 2:30 p.m.
For a complete listing, visit www.bridgevillelibrary.com. For more information, contact the library at 337-7401, ext. 101.
- Storytime Schedule - Storytime is on a hiatus until the fall. Enjoy your summer!
- Family Night - On the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8 p.m., the library hosts a family night full of fun, crafts, and games.
- Genealogy - The Bridgeville Library genealogy discussion group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m.
- Recent Reads program brings readers together; share your latest novel, your favorite classic, or the author that speaks to you. A chat with a light luncheon held on the third Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Each month the library offers computer classes with various topics. Additionally, e-reader classes and demonstrations are offered. Dates vary; check our facebook or website for details.
Alumni Association offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering three trips through Holloway Tours for alumni, faculty and friends. Saturday, June 19 - See "The Full Monty" - $99. Saturday, June 29 - Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees - $92. Includes transportation and admission, section #61, box terrace seats. 7:05 p.m. game time. Saturday, Sept. 21 - Smithsonian National Zoological Park - $29. Lunch is included in the tour. Checks, should be made payable to the Delmar Alumni Association and mailed to Dot Wolfgang, 36360 Bi-State Blvd., Delmar, DE 19940. For more information, call Wolfgang at 846-2366.
Trip to Atlanta, New Orleans Seaford WPS is sponsoring a nine day trip to Atlanta and New Orleans, Sept. 21-29. Cost is $995 per person and includes 8 nights lodging, 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners, tour of Atlanta including CNN, Stone Mountain Park, Montgomery, Ala., New Orleans, Mardi Gras World, Swamp tour, plantation and garden tour, riverboat cruise, World War II Museum, Jackson Brewery & Riverwalk, motor coach transportation and gratuities. For more information, call 629-4416.
Trip to the Constitution Center The Seaford Historical Society will sponsor a trip to the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on Tuesday, June 25. The cost is $60 per person which includes all tour fees, lunch and motor coach transportation. The bus will leave the Sears parking lot (Seaford Village Shopping Center) at 8 a.m. and return at approximately 5 p.m. Make reservations by calling the SHS office at 628-9828 by June 15.
Trip to Foxwoods A trip to Foxwoods in Connecticut is being offered to the public for the date of November 5-7, 2013. Cost: $295.00 pp/doubles. Call Rose at 629-7180 for more information.
Senior Center offers trips The Laurel Senior Center, 875-2536, is offering the following trips: June 26 - Hoopers Island Boat Cruise with buffet luncheon at Old Salty's Restaurant July 23 - Suicide Restaurant Luncheon Cruise August - Chincoteague Island Wildlife Tour with lunch at Bill's Seafood
Trip to see 'Noah' Nanticoke Senior Center is offering a trip to Sight and Sound in Lancaster, Pa., to see Noah, a play which details a famous Bible story. The bus leaves the center at 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 18. Attendees will eat lunch at 11 upon arrival at the Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant and Smorgasbord, and then head to the 1 p.m. show. Cost is $95 for members and $100 for non-members, which includes coach bus transportation, lunch, and show ticket (gratuity for the bus driver is not included). Bring money for dinner on the way home. Call 629-4939 for more information or to register.
Trip to Vermont The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will host a 4 day-3 night motor coach trip to Vermont from Oct. 7-10, "Taste the Flavor of Vermont." Cost is $549 per person (double occupancy). Package includes 3 nights lodging in a local lodge, 3 breakfasts, gourmet luncheon at a local inn with a live cooking demonstration, 2 dinners, welcome reception, evening of entertainment, maple tasting at Morse Sugar Farm, taste the flavor of Green Mountain Coffee, Vermont Country Store, cheese tasting at Cabot Cheese, Ben & Jerry's ice Cream Factory Tour, Alpaca Farm, Apple Orchard and Cider Mill, Danforth Pewter, souvenir gift, luggage handling, all taxes and meal gratuities and motor coach transportation. A $200 deposit is due upon sign up with the balance due by Aug. 5. For more information or to register, call the site manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.
Trip to Smithsonian Museum Nanticoke Senior Center is offering a trip to the Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, July 24 at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $70 for members and $75 for non-members; this includes passenger coach bus transportation, IMAX Theater ticket, Butterfly Pavillion ticket, and $15 meal voucher for the Atrium Café. Call 629-4939 for more information.
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.
Pettyjohn to hold monthly meetings Sen. Brian Pettyjohn (R-Georgetown) has announced that he will host a monthly "Coffee with Constituents" meeting. The Senator encourages District 19 residents to stop by to ask a question or share a concern on issues relating to the district or state government. The meetings will take place on the third Saturday of every month, between 8 and 10 a.m. with the location rotating between Bridgeville, Georgetown and Long Neck.
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 meeting 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 Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road. The next meeting is Wednesday, June 5. Lunch is available. New members always welcome. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.
Seaford School Board meeting The Seaford School Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 17, at the district office, across from the high school. Visit seafordbluejays.org, click on the school board tab (on the upper right side) for more information.
9-12 Group meeting Meetings for the 9-12 Group will take place on the second Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Millsboro Fire Hall (behind the fire house). The 9-12 meetings are about local, state and national politics. For more information, visit 912DelawarePatriots.com.
Widowed Persons meetings The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, June 18 at 12:15 p.m., at the Georgia House in Laurel. Widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come by and join us.
SHS meeting By Anne Nesbitt The summer membership meeting of the Seaford Historical Society will be held on Monday, June 17 at 6 p.m., at the Moose Lodge in Seaford. This event has evolved from what used to be a strictly social summertime outdoor picnic on the Ross Mansion lawn. Today's members seem to prefer meals indoors without bugs and offensive heat. There also seems to be too much business to be handled in the once a year January meeting. This is just another indication of the growth and development of the working of the workings of the SHS. After dinner entertainment will be by a group who call themselves The Harmonettes. They are all women singing a cappella in harmony. Many are from the Milford area but one is from Seaford. Their group numbers about 10 and they have been singing together for 10 years. Their selections include old favorites, love songs and show tunes. Among business items for this June meeting is voting for a by-laws change to add memberships to local businesses and nonprofit organizations. It will also be an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for the shad barge replica which will be awarded at Seaford's Riverfest on July 13 at 3 p.m. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the SHS office at 628-9828 before June 10. Each family is asked to bring a covered dish of vegetable, salad or dessert. The charge is $6 per person. This will cover the cost of fried chicken and beverages which will be provided. Anyone who is not a member may join that night if he or she has made a reservation in advance.
DAR Mary Vining Chapter The DAR Mary Vining Chapter meets September, November, December, January, February, March, May on the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Seaford Library. To join DAR, contact any member or visit the DAR Mary Vining website for more information.
Laurel Cub Scouts meet Laurel Cub Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays at Centenary United Methodist Church in Laurel. The Cub Scout program is open to boys ages 6 to 12. New recruits may sign up on a 3 month trial basis for $10. For details about the program, contact Cub Master Clifford Alpert at 228-2390 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Coast Guard Auxiliary 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. For details, call Art Wollschlager at 628-8259 or email email@example.com.
Marshyhope Duck derby, festival The 2nd Annual Marshyhope Duck Derby & Festival to benefit the Fund to Foster Federalsburg Elementary School will be held at noon on Saturday, June 29. Purchase your ducks for $2 each. Numbered duck chance tickets may be purchased from any Federalsburg Lions Club member before the event or the day of the event. For vendor information, contact Lion Debbie Brohawn at 410-829-9253. For talent showcase information, contact Lion Wayne Cole at 443-786-3943.
Discussion of 'The Invisible War' The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware (UUSD) will host a free public screening and discussion of "The Invisible War," at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 7, at the church at 33738 Marsh Rd., Lewes. For more information, contact Kris at 302-537-0705 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website at http://uussd.org.
Miss Delaware Golf Classic IV The Miss Delaware Scholarship Organization will host the Miss Delaware Golf Classic IV. The event will tee off at The Rookery North at Shawnee Golf Club, 6152 S. Rehoboth Blvd., Milford, at noon on Monday, June 24, with Miss Delaware 2012, Alyssa Murray. This tournament is the primary fundraising event of the year for the organization. To participate, visit www.missde.org. For more information, call Kenney Workman at 302-245-2755 or email at email@example.com.
Grange picnic in Georgetown Sussex Pomona Grange #3 will hold a picnic at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 23. Hosted by Midland Grange #27, the picnic will be held at the park beside Georgetown Presbyterian Church on North Bedford Street, Georgetown. Bring your lawn chair and a covered dish. For more information, contact Howard Millman, secretary, at 684-8098.
Sussex Bird Club picnic The Sussex Bird Club will hold a picnic from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, at Roman Fisher Farm at the Great Cypress Swamp. Bring a dish to share. See sussexbirdclub.com/calendar for directions.
Antique show at museum The Federalsburg Historical Society (FHS) will sponsor an Antique and Collectibles Show and Sale on Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Federalsburg Museum. Ten booths will be available featuring a variety of items. There will be food for sale at lunchtime along with a bake sale. The Historically Yours Boutique will be open featuring FHS products. Raffle tickets for an extended weekend at a beach home in Montego Bay, Ocean City, Md., will be sold. Tickets are $3 each, two for $5 and five for $10. The winning ticket will be drawn at our Heritage Day event on Sept. 21. Admission to the show is $2. Set-up cost for a space is $20 (includes three 8' tables and a 4x8 foot pegboard). For more information on the show or to reserve a space, call 410-253-5375.
Safe Boating Course The Nanticoke River Sail & Power Squadron will conduct a Safe Boating Course at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on Saturday, June 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fee is $20 per person or $30 for up to three in the same family. Pre-registration is Saturday, June 15 from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. The minimum age to take this course is 12. Gift certificates for the course are available. Contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312 for more information.
Volunteers needed to deliver meals CHEER is looking for volunteers to deliver meals to homebound seniors in the Seaford area. If you have a few hours a week to volunteer your time for this community effort, please let us know by contacting Elizabeth Walls at 856-5187. For more information about CHEER Home Health Care, Sand Hill Adult Day, Meals On Wheels, Transportation services, Grocery Mini-Mart delivery, our seven CHEER Centers, the Community Center, the CHEER Foundation, or to make a donation, visit www.cheerde.com.
Events at the Georgetown Library The Georgetown Public Library will begin its Summer Reading Program at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 13, with a magic show by Mike Rose. Sign-ups for summer reading will begin at this time. All are welcome. A Teen Art Class for ages 12 and up will begin on Thursday, June 20 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., and will run through July 11. Registration is not needed.