Bulletin Board
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Woodland Ferry Festival The Woodland Ferry Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, in the historic community of Woodland. Vendors and exhibitors will line Woodland Church Road offering food, crafts, and a variety of exhibits and demonstrations. The "Battle of the Bands" between Seaford and Laurel High schools will take place on the ferry. Ferry rides for foot passengers will be offered throughout the day along with a silent auction and duck train rides for the kids. Woodland Ferry crockery will be available for purchase. Entertainment will be provided by "The Good News Tour," Charlie Paparella and the "Olivet Church String Band" with guests the Lilley Family and the "Out of Order" bluegrass band. A traditional breakfast will be held in the Woodland Church Community Hall beginning around 7:30 a.m. for a small fee. To vend or exhibit, contact Linda Allen at linda5nature@comcast.net or 629-5659 or Linda Hallbrook at heartwoodlinda@comcast.net or 381-4242.

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.

SHS Class of '83 meeting Seaford High School (SHS) Class of '83 will hold a class reunion meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, at Pizza King in Seaford. All interested classmates should try to attend as we will be planning the details and looking for addresses of classmates.

ECAP accepting applications The Delaware Early Childhood Center (ECAP) is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year. ECAP is a free preschool in the Seaford area. The child must be 4-years-old by Aug. 31, 2013. Call 423-4764 or 750-2283.

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.
  • Come to the Seaford Library and Cultural Center to view the featured artist of the month, Marion D. Savage, whose work is exhibited in the Allen Room.
Job Center For more information, visit www.lib.de.us/jobcenter or call the Seaford Job Center at 222-3618.
  • 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. If you have a job interview scheduled, we can role play the interview so that you have a chance to practice describing your experience and qualities. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618.
  • Assistance Applying for Supplemental Food Benefits: Friday, July 19 or Aug. 16, 2 to 4 p.m. The Food Bank of Delaware offers assistance to apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps). Come learn about the program and get assistance. Call Brenda Palomo, Food Bank of DE, to register or to get more information (302-424-3301, ext. 107).
  • "What you need to know about resumes and online job applications," Thursday, July 18, 5:30-6 p.m. If you want to ensure that your resume and online application won't get weeded out before a human has a chance to see it, you won't want to miss this 30 minute session. Bring a flash drive with your current resume on it. Registration is required.
  • "A new Job Center tool for secure and reliable job searches," Tuesday, July 16, 12:30-1 p.m. or Thursday, Aug. 1, 5:30-6 p.m. Today most jobs are posted online. The best way to compete and secure a position is to go directly to the company website and search their job openings. We have developed a tool to simplify this search. Also, it is important to be aware of scams when applying for jobs online with job search engines. Not all positions listed on online databases are still open positions with a company and these websites are trying to obtain your information to sell it. Registration is required.
  • "Intermediate Microsoft Excel," Mondays, 6:30-7:45 p.m.; 6 weeks: 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26. This interactive program offers tools for improving your use of this very popular Microsoft spreadsheet software application. A basic understanding of Excel is required. Registration is required and patron must attend all six classes.
  • "Introduction to Computers," Wednesdays, 9:30-11 a.m.; 5 weeks: 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14, 8/21. For first time computer user. Covering the basics of a computer, how to use the mouse, as well as how to go on the Internet and email. Registration is required and patron must attend all five classes.

Seaford Gallery 107 classes The following is a list of classes currently scheduled for the month of July at Gallery 107 in Seaford. For more details, visit nanticokeriverartscouncil.org. Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Children's Art Classes with Karen Owens, ages 9-13 Sunday, July 21, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Card Making with Betty Speer Ongoing classes Mondays - 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Impressionistic Oil Painting with Linda Steere; 6 - 9 p.m. - Classic realism in oil with John Shisler Wednesdays - 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. - Children's drawing with Rudelle Fay Hall; 6 - 8 p.m. - Watercolor with Nancy Laprad Thursdays - 6 - 8 p.m. - Palette Knife workshop with Rudelle Fay Hall Fridays - 9 - 11 a.m. - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad Other classes by Rudelle Fay Hall include Children's Art, Animation Cel Art, Photoshop Basics for Beginners, Photoshop Creativity Art, Faux Stained Glass Painting. Call 604-7961 for 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 shoun2@yahoo.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.

Laurel Baptist Christmas in July Laurel Baptist Church will hold Christmas in July on Saturday, July 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors are needed. Contact Janet Martin at 846-3917 for more information and an application for a space. Deadline for applications is July 12.

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. Trap Pond Partners will be selling hot dogs, drinks and home made ice cream. Concert schedule: 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

Vietnam Veterans celebration A "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans" celebration will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, at the American Legion Post 19, Laurel. We want to ensure that, in the wake of much of the social and political controversy during and following the Vietnam War, our Vietnam veterans receive the public's tribute and appreciation that they deserve. The sacrifices these warriors, their fallen comrades and all of the families made during a very divisive and controversial battle should be recognized even if it is 40 years later. There will be music, food and special tributes to our veterans. In order to make sure the Vietnam veterans feel "special," the event committee is asking for donations of door prizes from local businesses. The door prizes will be given away throughout the day to those veterans in attendance. If your business is interested in making a monetary donation or a donation of a door prize, contact Gary "Hoot" Holloway at 236-2525 or Tony Windsor at 236-9886.

Mega Sports Camp 2013 Mega Sports Camp 2013 for kids entering kindergarten through fifth grade will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Aug. 5-9, at Central Worship Center in Laurel. Come out and play soccer, baseball and basketball and take part in cheerleading. Cost is $15 and includes sports training, a t-shirt and snacks. The deadline to register is July 26. For more information, visit www.centralworshipcenter.org or call the church office at 875-7995, ext. 203.

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. For more information, contact Karen Hopkins Pugh at 875-4851 or e-mail dolldoctorkaren@netscape.net.

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. Laureate Epsilon will automatically receive 10% of the check to benefit Relay For Life. For more information, call 228-5800.


Skipjack exhibit at Bethel Museum The Bethel Museum is featuring a documentary film and exhibit about the historic skipjack, the Ida May. The film and exhibit has been featured at several other maritime museums on the Delmarva Peninsula. The Bethel Museum, which will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. on the following Sundays: July 14, 28; Aug. 11, 25; and Sept. 8, 22, is located at 312 First St., Bethel. The museum also continues to feature its exhibits on sailing rams built in Bethel.


Delmar Public Library For more information about these programs or other programs at the Delmar Public Library, call 846-9894 or visit the library. Adult Programs The library is pleased to announce its 2013 Summer Reading Program for adults – "Groundbreaking Reads." Whether you're preparing for your "groundbreaking," breaking ground in your garden, digging out from under, or want to unlock the history of your old house, our programs for adults will raise questions, help find answers, and inform and entertain you. On Friday, July 12, at 1:30 p.m., it's "Funeral 101," with Amy Short-Jewell of Short's Funeral Home. Learn about available options and get answers to all your questions. "Don't Waste That Trash! Compost It!" is our program on Friday, July 19, when Master Gardener Carol Kinsley teaches the basics of composting, how to build and maintain your compost pile. On Friday, July 26, Beth Messick of Bess' Buds will help us "Plant It," getting our hands dirty but leaving with plants to decorate your porch or patio. All programs are offered free of charge. Registration is required for many of these programs to prepare handouts and giveaways. College Financial Planning will be held on Saturday, July 13, at 9:30 a.m. Led by G. Holland vanValkenburg, of College Funding Solutions, Inc., this program is for parents of freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who will learn more about the FAFSA form, how to pick colleges that provide the best financial aid packages, how to increase your tax deductions and credits, and how to lower your out-of-pocket costs and get the maximum amount of money from each school. Reservations are required and must be done by calling 866-306-8556 or signing up at the library. The Job Center at Delaware Libraries will be open on Monday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Work on your resume or have someone critique the one you've written, search for jobs online, practice interview skills, learn to type, start a free class to improve your Microsoft Office skills. All things are possible at the Job Center. Walk-ins are welcome. Youth Programs The 2013 Summer Reading program for children continues. Children of all ages can sign up and promise to read (or be read to) throughout the summer. From birth to age 18, all can read, attend programs at the Library, log their time reading, and have a chance to win great prizes at the program finale in August. Keep your children busy this summer, one book at a time.Story time for preschool and kindergarten children is held on Wednesdays, July 17, 24, and 31 at 11 a.m. Programs include stories, songs, activities, and special guests guaranteed to bring a smile as we "Dig into Reading." On July 17, Susan Boone returns for a Musik Garten program with stories, songs, and music. Sherman the Shorebird will arrive on July 17 for hugs and autographs. On July 31, staff from Nemours Bright Start will present a story time with stories and a craft. They will also have their mobile bus to prepare preschool reading readiness assessments for pre-kindergarten children ages 4-5. On Tuesday, July 16, at 2 p.m., the Rehoboth Summer Children's Theatre will bring their rollicking style to the library in their production of Jack and the Beanstalk. Watch as Poor Jack sells the family cow for quick-growing magic beans that grow into a sky-high stalk that leads to the grumpy ogre's castle. On Thursday, July 18, at 2 p.m., children can Hoop for the Hungry with Miss Brandie. Hoopla started as a community service project to help the hungry and to have fun and exercise with hoops. All are welcome to bring their own hula hoops or borrow or purchase one and learn how to hoop. Admission is a canned food item or other nonperishable food item. Donations are presented to local non-profits. On Tuesday, July 23, at 3 p.m., Cascading Carlos the amazing juggler will teach you how to juggle and amaze you with his talent. If weather permits, he may even juggle outside. Come learn a new skill and amaze your friends. On Thursday, July 25, at 3 p.m., the Delaware Aerospace Education Foundation will take us on a "Rainforest Rendezvous." Dig into the amazing world of the rainforest by learning about plants and animals and how they have adapted to this wet and wonderful environment. What better way to end July than with a concert by The Zinghoppers! on Wednesday, July 31, at 3:30 p.m. The Zinghoppers! are a preschool pop band from Franklin, Tenn., influenced by hip-hop and electro dance music. In the United States, they are being broadcast on over 100 PBS member stations. "The Zinghoppers Show" is geared towards children ages 2 to 8, and focuses on the child's social and emotional development. Come zing and hop with Conductor Jack for a zinghoppy day! Chicken salad sale A chicken salad sale to benefit St. Stephen's Relay for Life team will be held on Wednesday, July 24, at 103. E. State St., Delmar. Cost is $12/quart and $7/pint. Advanced orders are strongly encouraged. Delivery is available. Call 846-9501 or 846-3901.


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.

Greenwood Public Library Amelia Bedelia Birthday Party - On Wednesday, July 17, at 10:30 a.m., the library invites kids to come to the VFW Post 7478 for a special party. Amelia Bedelia, the silly maid who gets mixed up on a regular basis turns 50, which has inspired a special birthday program filled with stories and fun things to do. Dance Troupe - On Wednesday, July 24, at 10:30 a.m., the dance troupe, Illstyle and Peace Production, will appear at the Greenwood VFW Post 7478 to showcase a high-energy dance routine that has been performed on a national level. The Greenwood VFW Post 7478 is located 1 block behind the Post Office, on the corner of Mill Street and Governors Avenue.

Adult Summer Reading Club The Greenwood Public Library's Adult Summer Reading Club, "Groundbreaking Reads!," will 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.

Ladies Auxiliary school supply drive "Help a child be successful," is the theme for the annual school drive that is in progress and sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478. Because many school children will start the upcoming school year with inadequate or no school supplies, a school supply drive is now in progress to benefit four local schools. Supplies needed are: regular and college ruled school paper, No. 2 pencils, colored pencils, colored markers, wooden rulers, erasers, pens with blue, black, or red ink, note cards, pencil boxes/holders, graph paper, book covers, marble-backed notebooks, folders, glue sticks, crayons, school scissors, notebook dividers, backpacks for school, 3-ring notebooks, Ziploc bags in all sizes, brown or white paper lunch bags, paper plates and napkins, paper towels and Clorox wipes, hand sanitizers and boxes of tissues. Items and/or donations can be dropped off at the home of: Secretary Michaele Russell, 102 Maryland Ave., Greenwood, DE 19950, Aug. 5-18. Contact number is 302-349-4220. Donations are tax-deductible.

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.


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.

Annual meeting, potluck dinner The Friends of the Bridgeville Library Annual Meeting and Potluck Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, at the library. This meeting will include the election of new officers, the drawing of a raffle for a picnic table and a potluck social. To indicate what you are bringing, contact Alice at 628-4614 or email famgen88@comcast.net. Everyone is welcome.

Bridgeville Library
  • Genealogy - The Bridgeville Library genealogy discussion group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.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.
Kids Summer Reading Program July 11 - Blue Hen Story Time and ice cream, make clay fossils for July 16; July 16 - Paint clay fossils; July 18 - Shorebirds players-guest visit; July 23 - Dinosaur sun catcher craft; July 25 - Jack and the Bean Stalk by The Rehoboth Summer Children's Theatre; July 30 - Dinosaur Dig-outside activity; July 31 - Simple Gifts, a musical duo Aug. 1 - Make a Date with Dinosaurs; Aug. 3 - Reading logs due; Aug. 6 - End of Summer Reading Party for registered readers Family Nights 6:30 to 8 p.m. - July 16 - Man Eating Balloon Show by Jungle John; Aug. 10 - Movie Night and Dessert Teen Summer Reading Program July 16 - Beneath the surface craft; July 23 - Book Talk; Aug. 3 - Reading logs due; Aug. 6 - End of Summer Teen Reading Party All programs are free and open to the public.


Alumni Association offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering trip through Holloway Tours for alumni, faculty and friends. 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 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.

Sight and Sound trip 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.

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.

Bus trip to see Christmas show Join us on a bus trip to the American Music Theatre to see a Christmas show. Cost is $58 per person. We will eat at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant before the show. Restaurant cost will be on your own. Contact Rose at 629-7180 if you are interested.

Senior Center offers trips The Laurel Senior Center, 875-2536, is offering the following trips: July 23 - Suicide Restaurant Luncheon Cruise August - Chincoteague Island Wildlife Tour with lunch at Bill's Seafood

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). bPackage 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.


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. Laurel History Group will meet The Life in Laurel History Roundtable Discussion Group will continue meeting throughout the summer on the last Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., in the meeting room of the Laurel Public Library. Area residents interested in learning about Laurel history are encouraged to attend. Native and newcomers both will discover interesting facts and stories about the rich history of this town. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184.

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.

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.

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 calpert1@comcast.net.

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 auxmarchingband@gmail.com

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.

Seal Purls to meet The "Sea Purls" Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association normally 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. New members are always welcome. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.

DAR Mary Vining Chapter The DAR Mary Vining Chapter meets again in 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.


Volunteers needed 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.

Festival Hispano in Millsboro Festival Hispano will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Millsboro Little League Complex on State Street. Festival Hispano is a free, family-oriented festival open to anyone who wants to celebrate Latino cultural heritage. Festival Hispano is one of the many activities sponsored by the local non-profit arts organization, El Centro Cultural. For more information, visit www.elcentrocultural.org.

SPCA plans open house The Delaware SPCA, founded in 1873, will host an Open House at both of its shelters - Stanton and Georgetown - to celebrate its 140th anniversary on Saturday, July 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature $18.73 adoption specials, free food, cake, face painting, door prizes and more. The public is encouraged to come out to meet our adoptable pets and join in the celebration. People who have adopted pets from the Delaware SPCA are also encouraged to submit a photo of their pet and their story for inclusion in our alumni wall of fame. Photos can be emailed to events@delspca.org. For information and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.delspca.org or call 302-998-2281, ext. 330.

Master Gardeners Open House Sussex County Master Gardeners Open House, A Day in the Garden, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, at 16483 County Seat Hwy., Georgetown. For more information, call 856-7303.

Tomato Festival seeks vendors The Great Eastern Shore Tomato Festival is seeking vendors and heritage demonstrators for its second annual event which will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17 in Vienna, Md. This event will be throughout the town of Vienna with the main entertainment and attractions along the waterfront of the Nanticoke. Opening ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. and the former governor Harry Hughes will be honored for his lifelong dedication to agricultural issues. The Mayor's Challenge Great Tomato Race will be held just after. There will be four canning label and memorabilia exhibits, as well as demonstrations and oral histories located in the town's community center. Crab cakes, fried green tomatoes, fish sandwiches, hamburgers and more will be offered down at the water's edge. Musical entertainment, running from gospel to jazz and then to bluegrass will peak at 3 p.m. when Charles Paparella of Travels with Charlie will take the stage to lead a jam session before the Great Tomato Wars at 4 p.m. There will be child friendly activities and games including Tomato Hole, face painting, watermelon eating contests and more. There will be Belgian draft horse demonstrations where the horses will mow hay, plow and pull wagons throughout the day. Antique tractors and farm equipment will be on display. For more information, contact the Dorchester County Historical Society at 410-228-7953 or dchs@verizon.net.

SPCA plans anniversary gala The Delaware SPCA will host its 140th Anniversary Gala - Canines on the Catwalk - at Greenville Country Club from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16. An evening of tasteful delights, music and entertainment, silent auction and more will culminate in a runway fashion show featuring "haute dogs and feline fashionistas" - both adopted shelter pets and some seeking homes. For tickets, information and sponsorship opportunities, email events@delspca.org or call 302-998-2281, ext. 330.