ALL ABOUT SEAFORD:
Parks and Rec events The Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation is offering the following events. Trips - The Washington Nationals game that was scheduled for July 7 has been changed to Sept. 6. They play the Philadelphia Phillies. The cost is $85 per person. There will be a Medieval times trip on July 31. The cost is $65. The Baltimore Orioles home game against the New York Yankees is Aug. 11. The cost is $73 per person.
Victorian Camps offered The Seaford Historical Society is sponsoring two Victorian Camps for children ages 9 to 12 at the Ross Plantation in Seaford. The camps are available through the Del Tech Summer Camp programs. Victorian Camp I - Experience the Life of a Ross Child - July 14-18, 9 a.m. to noon - Step back in time with us to a time of petticoats and tea parties! Participants will play games, make crafts, explore their family tree, and prepare for giving a tour of the mansion for the families. A tea party will be held on Friday. Period clothes will be provided to wear each day to experience life in the 1850s. Cost is $89. Victorian Camp II - Daily Life in the 1850s - July 28 - Aug. 1, 9 a.m. to noon- Experience daily life in the 1850s through games, crafts and a scavenger hunt. Participants will learn about the uses of the plants grown on the plantation and the outbuildings on the Ross Plantation to share with the families during a tour on Friday. The children will prepare food for a picnic on Friday. Period clothes will be provided to wear each day to enhance the experience. Cost is $89. Register online at www.dtcc.edu/owens/ccp or call 259-6329.
Gallery 107 classes for July The following classes are scheduled for July. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The gallery is open 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday, 1 to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Saturday, July 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Children's Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 6 to 9, $40 includes supplies and light lunch Saturday, July 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Children's Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10 to 14, $40 includes supplies and light lunch Ongoing classes Mondays - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Impressionistic Oil Painting with Linda Steere, $90/month, $80 members Fridays - 9 to 11 a.m. - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5
Woodland Ferry Festival The 18th Woodland Ferry Festival will take place in the historic community of Woodland, west of Seaford, on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be free pedestrian rides on the ferry, the "Tina Fallon," throughout the festival. The ferry will be closed to vehicular traffic during this time. Live entertainment begins at 10 a.m. with the Good News Tour, a favorite local gospel group. From noon until 2 p.m. the headliners, the Jones Boys Band will perform. Charlie Paparella and the Olivet Church String Band return with their folksy humor and variety of songs. More surprise performers are being invited to join in the fun. There will be several food vendors offering a wide variety of food. Frank-N-Burger, Blazen Grille and the Seaford Oddfellows will return with Abbott's on Broad Creek joining them. Craft/business vendors, exhibitors and demonstrators such as For Woodness Sake will be on hand to show or sell their wares. The Woodland Ferry Association will sell ice cream and souvenirs and hold their traditional Silent Auction. The "Days Gone By" museum owned by Jack Knowles will be open and the customary breakfast is planned in the Fellowship Hall of the Woodland United Methodist Church from 7 to 10 a.m. For more information, to vend, donate Silent Auction items or sponsor the event, contact Festival Coordinator Linda Allen at 629-5659 or email@example.com.
Bingo at the Elks Lodge Bingo at the Seaford Elks Lodge is held every Wednesday night. Doors open at 5:30 and play begins at 7. Cash prizes up to the maximum allowed by law.
ALL ABOUT LAUREL:
Summer Community Feeding Program No cost meals for children 18 and younger will be served at Dunbar Elementary and Laurel High School for all community families. No paperwork required. Breakfast is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and lunch is from noon to 1 p.m. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Adult meals may be purchased. For more information, contact Nancy Mears or Cathy VanSciver at 875-6104 or Catherine.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Environmental education program Come to the free Laurel Summer Education Program at Trap Pond State Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 7. Bussing will be provided by Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation. Busses will depart (and return) from Laurel High School and Dunbar Elementary parking lots. Departure time is 9 a.m. and return time is 11:45 a.m. All minors must be accompanied by an adult (a photo ID is required). Note that programs may include mild physical activity (walking short distances, group games, playground time) in outdoor settings. After the program there will be free time to explore on your own, visit the nature center or play on the playground. Participants are also encouraged to participate in the No Cost Summer Meal programs before and after the program. The meal program is available for children ages 18 and younger at Laurel High School and Dunbar Elementary. Breakfast is served beginning at 8:30 a.m. and lunch is served at noon. Participants are asked to bring a wide brimmed hat, sunscreen and full bottle of water. For more information, call Trap Pond State Park at 875-5153.
LHS Class of 1989 reunion Laurel High School, Class of 1989 is celebrating their 25th reunion which will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 12. For details, contact Angie Calio at 381-6525 or Michelle Hastings Ross at 222-5154.
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 receive 10% of the check to benefit Relay For Life. For more information, call 228-5800.
ALL ABOUT DELMAR:
Coach & Dooney Bourke Bingo The Delmar VFW will hold a Coach & Dooney Bourke Bingo on Saturday, July 19 at the VFW to benefit the Men's Auxiliary projects. Admission, which is $20 in advance and $25 at the door, includes 20 regular games, two special games, one jackpot game, raffles and pull tab games. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and Bingo starts at 6 p.m. For tickets and more information, call Ronnie at 410-726-7450 or Nancy at 443-235-4463 after 5 p.m.
ALL ABOUT BETHEL:
All "Dolled" Up The Bethel Museum is hosting a new exhibit featuring doll fashions through the ages. There will be dolls with clothing and doll furniture from years gone by as well as dolls wearing more modern clothing. Sandy Williams, a resident of Bethel, has been sewing doll clothes for over 60 years. Her doll clothing is for 18 inch dolls such as the American Girl doll and will be for sale. The Bethel Museum is raffling off the 2014 American Girl doll of the year, Isabelle. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5. Tickets may be purchased at the Bethel Market on Main Street where she is on display, by calling Jill Long at 875-5965 or Yancey Hillegas at 875-5716, or by mailing a check with your name, address and contact number to Bethel Historical Society, P.O. Box 224, Bethel, DE 19931. The drawing will be held on Sept. 28, and you do not have to be present to win. The Bethel Museum is located at 312 First Street in Bethel and will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. on the following Sundays: July 20, Aug. 10 and 24, and Sept. 14 and 28.
Eat at Laurel Pizzeria Help the Bethel Historical Society on the second Wednesday of every month by eating at the Laurel Pizzeria between 5 and 9 p.m. Ten percent of your check will be donated to the Bethel Historical Society. Eat in or carry out. You must bring in a special coupon to receive the ten percent off. For more information, call 877-0660.
ALL ABOUT GREENWOOD:
School supply drive It is not too early to begin preparing for the 2014-2015 school year. The Greenwood Memorial Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW Post 7478 has begun its annual school supply drive which ends on Aug. 20. All contributions are greatly appreciated. The goal of the school supply drive is to give area youth a good start to the new school year. This year the goal is to donate school supplies to five schools in the Woodbridge School District area. Check area stores for the list of items that are needed and contact Secretary Michaele Russell at 349-4220 for a time and place to bring your donations.
Patriotic book drive The Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 is sponsoring a patriotic book drive through Aug. 20 for schools in the Woodbridge School District area. New, hardbound books with patriotic themes that are suitable for grades K-12 are needed for school libraries. Patriotism begins at home and a good selection of patriotic books in libraries enables young readers to discover interesting people, events, inventions, trends, geography, governmental functions, historical eras and other aspects of American life. New, hardbound patriotic books may be donated by contacting Secretary Michaele Russell at 349-4220. The public is welcome to partner with the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 7478 to help make the annual patriotic book drive a success.
Chicken BBQ open through Oct. 5 The Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company Chicken BBQ will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 5.
Join the Greenwood Cheer Center The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center is accepting new members. Anyone over the age of 50 who schedules a tour of the center will enjoy a complimentary lunch. Come learn about all the great activities and trips at the center. Be sure to check out our state-of-the art Fitness Center. A Dinner Club is held every Thursday night at 5 and is open to the public. To schedule a tour, call site manager, Dixie Carlisle, at 349-5237.
ALL ABOUT BRIDGEVILLE:
Bridgeville Library Visit our website at www.bridgevillelibrary.com and "like" our Facebook page. All programming is free and open to everyone. Contact Karen Johnson, director, for more information at 337-7401, ext. 101. Lap Sit - Wednesdays, 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years. Story time - Tuesdays, 11 a.m. for ages 2 to 4 and Thursdays, 11 a.m. for ages 4 to 6. Family Nights - Third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. "Food For Thought" Computer Skills, E-reader, and Genealogy Programs - Each month the library offers a variety of programs. Dates vary; check our Facebook page or website for details. Meeting Room Rental Opportunities - The library meeting room has a 200 person capacity; it includes a projector, screen, and microphones. Organizations wishing to rent the meeting room should call the library for availability. The meeting room cannot be used for personal events such as birthday parties, baby showers, etc. Fees are: Full Day (more than 4 hours) - for-profit: $150; non-profit: $50; Half Day (less than 4 hours) - for-profit: $75; non-profit: $50.
Chicken Barbecue open until Oct. The Kiwanis Club of Bridgeville's Chicken Barbecue on Rt. 404, Seashore Highway, west of Bridgeville is now open. Serving the best smoky barbecue chicken since 1961, chicken will be available Saturdays and Sundays until October. Bridgeville Kiwanis supports youth programs of all types within the Woodbridge School District area. "KIWANIS: Serving the Children of the World."
ALL ABOUT GEORGETOWN:
'A Day in the Garden' Sussex County Master Gardeners will host 'A Day in the Garden,' a family friendly event, on Saturday, July 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Sussex County Extensions Office in Georgetown. Meander through specialty garden areas, explore and take pictures. Learn about various plants that do well in Delaware. Bring your sick plant(s) to a clinic for diagnosis. Drop in on mini-workshops and exhibits, experts will be on hand to help answer your questions. Bring the kids to enjoy the children's garden and visit our plant sale. Enjoy an ice cream from the UD Mow Mobile.
Driver Safety Course offered The AARP Driver Safety Course (Refresher/Advanced) will be held in Sussex County at the Georgetown Cheer Center on Wednesday, July 16 at 2:30 p.m. Register by calling 856-5187. Courses are approved by the state as defensive driving courses. Persons taking the course will receive a discount (10% Basic and 15% Refresher/Advanced) on their automobile liability insurance and three points credit on their driver's record for a three year period. The fee is $15 for AARP members (bring your card) and $20 for non-members.
Art Crawl seeks artists The annual Historic Georgetown Art Crawl will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Georgetown.
This is a rain or shine juried art event, and will feature artists and artisans, and area art leagues and art guilds. If you are interested in participating, the 2014 Georgetown Art Crawl application and year's Rules & Regulations are available online at www.georgetowncoc.com/event/community-events/historic-georgetown-art-crawl. The deadline for application is Aug. 1. Georgetown's inaugural Art Crawl was a great success last year, with over 40 participating artists, and many more can be accommodated and are expected this year. The event will be held in conjunction with the Annual Farmer & Foodie Festival on The Circle, which celebrates local farmers and their farm fresh foods. Proceeds from the Georgetown Art Crawl will benefit local arts programming and arts education. For more information, contact the Georgetown Chamber at 856-1544 or email email@example.com.
Possum Point Players shows The 2nd half of Possum Point Players' 41st season is full of music, mayhem, maternity and merriment! Baby, a musical comedy, is Possum's Dinner Theater presentation. Dinner and the show will be served on Sept. 19, 20, 26 and 27 - dinner: 6 p.m.; show 7:30; Sept. 21 and 28 - dinner: 12:30 p.m.; show 2 p.m. Tickets are $45 for dinner and show; $20 show only. Follow three couples as they deal with the painful, rewarding and often funny consequences of conceiving a baby: college students, thirty-somethings and middle-agers. Hollywood Holiday, an original holiday musical revue, will be presented Dec. 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 7 and 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $23; $22 seniors/students. Join us for a 1960s Hollywood Christmas TV special hosted by Ed Sullivan, with celebrity guests The Rat Pack, Sonny and Cher, Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, The Supremes, The Temptations and a misguided "Elvis" for some musical family fun. For tickets and more information, call the PPP ticket line at 856-4560 or buy tickets online with Brown Paper Tickets at www.PossumPointPlayers.org.
ALL ABOUT FEDERALSBURG:
Mulch for sale Federalsburg Boy Scout Troop 137 has 22 bags of red mulch left for sale. Reduced price is $3 per bag and delivery is free. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
THINGS TO DO ELSEWHERE:
Talk at Seaside Nature Center As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, Cape Henlopen State Park will host several guest speakers at the Seaside Nature Center to discuss some of the important historical events that have happened within the park. The first in the series will be on Friday, July 11, at 7 p.m., when U.S. Navy (retired) Captain William Manthorpe, will present "The Navy at Cape Henlopen," a review of the U.S. Naval presence within the Cape Henlopen region. Afterward, Capt. Manthorpe will sign copies of his newly released book, A Century of Service: The U.S. Navy on Cape Henlopen, 1898-1996. More information and registration are available by calling the Seaside Nature Center at 302-645-6852.
Learn to make your own basket Westside Historical Society in Wicomico County welcomes all who want to learn more about the great tradition of basket weaving. The second annual class, taught by expert basket-maker Susan Taylor, will be held on Wednesday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Layton's Chance Winery, near Vienna, Md. Cost of the class is $55 and includes instruction and all tools and materials to make a complete basket. Attendees are asked to bring their own lunch, but snacks will be provided. To attend and watch only, cost is $20. Register by email, mail or by going to the WHS website; minimum enrollment of six students, and registration with payment must be received by July 4. For more information, contact Sylvia Bradley at email@example.com or phone 410-726-8047.
Book discussion in Lewes AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Library Association Notable Books Discussion at the Lewes Public Library on the first Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call Laurel at 302-226-3373. All readers are welcome.
Book discussion in Selbyville AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Library Notable Books Discussion at the Selbyville Library on the second Tuesday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, call Ada May at 302-436-2981. All readers are welcome.
MAC Inc. hosts events MAC Inc., Area Agency on Aging, will host its annual summer "Fun Day at Jolly Roger" in Ocean City, Md. on Saturday, July 26. Tickets are $25/per person and must be purchased in advance. Included is the water park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., miniature golf from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and amusement rides from 2 to 6 p.m. Two ride limit on the roller coaster; excluded are Speedworld and Zipline. Proceeds will provide scholarships for low income seniors to MAC's gym, health and wellness classes. For tickets call 410-742-0505, ext. 113. This is a rain or shine event. MAC will host its second cruise fundraiser to benefit Meals on Wheels on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. This year's cruise will depart from Suicide Bridge in Hurlock, Md. Tickets are $75 per person or two for $125 and include dinner and cruise. For tickets or more information, call 410-742-0505, ext. 112, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Safe Boating Classes U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 will offer Safe Boating Classes on Aug. 16, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Harrington Moose Lodge #534. Classes will be offered on Sept. 20 and Oct. 18, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at American Legion Post #7 in Harrington. Participants must bring their own food and drinks. Cost is $15 per person and includes books. To sign up, contact Dave Nagle at 302-258-7830.
Great Eastern Shore Tomato Festival The Dorchester County Historical Society is preparing for the 3rd Annual Tomato Festival which will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23 in Vienna along the Nanticoke River. This event features regional heritage demonstrators, canning industry memorabilia, vendors, activities, tomato games, entertainment, food, among other things. Last year's attendance topped 1,500 and this year is expected to be higher. If you represent a local nonprofit organization, practice a heritage craft, skill or tradition, sell quality merchandise including antiques and books, contact the Historical Society as soon as possible. New this year, a flea market and farmer's market will be located adjacent to parking. The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, contact Ann at 410-228-7953 (days), 443-786-8522 (evenings) or email@example.com.
ALL ABOUT TRIPS:
Parks and Rec trips Seaford Parks and Rec is offering the following trips: Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament followed by shopping at Arundel Mills Mall and Bass Pro - Thursday, July 31, $65 Orioles vs. Yankees @ Camden Yards - Monday, Aug. 11, $73 For more information or to register, call 629-6809 or visit www.seafordde.com.
Trip to South Carolina, Georgia The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will host a 6 day-5 night motor coach trip to Charleston, S.C. and Savannah, Ga., from Oct. 13-18. Cost is $579 per person (double occupancy). Package includes 5 nights lodging including overnights, 5 breakfasts, southern-style buffet lunch at Paula Deen's Lady & Sons Restaurant, 2 full course dinners, guided tours of Savannah and Charleston, Patriots Point Tour including the USS Yorktown and Congressional Medal of Honor Museum, Boone Hall Plantation Home & Gardens, River Street District, Charleston City Market, souvenir gift, luggage handling, all taxes and meal gratuities and motor coach transportation. A $50 deposit is due upon sign up to confirm your reservation.
The trip is open to the public. For more information or to register, call site manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.
Myrtle Beach at Christmastime The Seaford WPS is offering a motor coach trip to Myrtle Beach, Dec. 1-4. Cost is $469 per person and includes three nights lodging in Myrtle Beach, three breakfasts, three dinners, holiday shows at the Carolina Opry, Alabama Theatre and Palace Theatre, admission to Brookgreen Gardens, drive through Shadrock Christmas Wonderland, Broadway at the Beach, all gratuities and luggage handling. For more information, call Fran at 629-4416.
ALL ABOUT MEETINGS:
Vets Helping Vets Vets Helping Vets will meet at 9 a.m. every first and third Friday of the month at the Hurlock American Legion Post 243 and on the second and fourth Friday at the VFW Post 5246 in Federalsburg. All veterans are welcome.
Widowed Persons meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, July 15 at 12:15 p.m. at the Stargate Dinner in Seaford. Planned entertainment will be singer Jack Andrews. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come by and join us. We all enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc. that we do.
Ad Hoc meets July 7 Ad Hoc Touring Company, affiliate of Possum Point Players meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month, at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown. The public is invited to attend and participate. For more information about Ad Hoc, contact Roger Ault at 226-1118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Broad Creek Grange Meeting The Broad Creek Grange meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month, at Broad Creek Grange Hall (11198 County Seat Hwy., Laurel). For more details, contact Mary Tress at 875-3326. Visitors are welcome.
Sea Purls 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 Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road. The next meeting is Wednesday, July 2. Lunch is available and new members are always welcome. For details, call Diane at 228-0235.
Coast Guard Auxiliary The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the first Thursday of the 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.
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.
Toastmasters Club Southern Delaware Toastmasters Club meets at the Crossroad Community Church, Georgetown, on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. Toastmasters International, an educational, leadership and communication organization, has existed since 1924.
Stamp Club meets monthly The Sussex County Stamp Club meets the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. John's Hall, The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 307 Federal St., Milton. Anyone with an interest in stamp collecting is invited to join. There is a stamp auction every meeting.
9-12 Group Meetings for the 9-12 Group 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.
Sail & Power Squadron meeting The Nanticoke River Sail & Power Squadron (NRS&PS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. If you are interested in boating education and safety, and enjoy power boating, sailing or kayaking/canoeing, join us and participate in our classes and social outings. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.
Genealogical Society meeting The Sussex County Genealogical Society holds their monthly meetings on the third Saturday of the month at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact Sheryl Schulte at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senator Brian Pettyjohn Sen. Brian Pettyjohn (R-Georgetown) will host a monthly "Coffee with Constituents" meeting. He 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 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. Call 302-744-4256 for location.