ALL ABOUT SEAFORD:
Masters Swim Class offered SSA (Seaford Swimming Pool Association) is offering a Masters Swim Class (swim training for adults) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 to 7 p.m., through August. Class begins Aug. 5. Cost is $40 for SSA and Powerhouse members and $50 for non-members. For more information or to register, visit swimssa.com or call 629-8773.
Barbecue Chicken Dinner Eming's Barbeque Chicken Dinner will be held at Bethel Community House, 2381 Neals School Road, Seaford, on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Each dinner includes 1/2 chicken, cole slaw, applesauce, baked beans, roll, drink and dessert. Donation of $10 for each dinner. By ticket only. For more information and tickets, call 410-754-8681 or 302-337-9316.
Annual Kids Fishing Derby The Nanticoke River Yacht Club's Annual Kids Fishing Derby will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 16. The event is free and open to kids ages 3 to 12. Some fishing poles will be available for loan and bait will be provided. Preregister online at www.nryc.us or at the Yacht Club on the morning of the derby beginning at 8:45. Parents must sign a release and accompany their children. After the morning activities, everyone is invited back to the Yacht Club for lunch and the awarding of prizes.
Free Lunch, Ice Cream Social Wesley United Methodist Church on Atlanta Road in Seaford hosts a Free Lunch for Kids every Wednesday at noon at Odd Fellows Lodge located at 514 3rd St., Seaford. This is a children's lunch program supplied by the Delaware Food Pantry. All children who come to the lodge between noon and 12:45 will be served. Lunch ends at 1 p.m. and children must eat the food at the site. The free lunch program will run through August. The church will host a Homemade Ice Cream (and cake) Social from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Community House on Wesley Church Road in Seaford. For more information, call Wesley UMC Pastor Beth Elzey at 542-5774.
Ice Cream Sale at Mt. Zion Mt. Zion Methodist Church will host an ice cream sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23. Flavors include vanilla, chocolate, pineapple, strawberry and banana. The church is located on Rt. 13A between Seaford and Laurel. Pre-orders may be placed at 875-3055 or 629-7110.
Classes at Gallery 107 The following classes are scheduled for the month of August at Gallery 107 in Seaford. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The gallery is open 1-6 p.m. on Thursdays, 1-7 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. - Three session pottery class with Dot Truitt, $80, includes all supplies, glazes and firings. Aug. 12: Flowers from Stoneware clay; Aug. 19: Hand-built fish; Sept. 2: Glaze flowers and fish Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon - Children's art classes with Nancy LaPrad in her home. To enroll, call Nancy at 629-4356. Aug. 5: Greeting card making. $25 includes all supplies; Aug. 12-13: Still-life oil painting (requires two days), $50 includes all supplies. Ongoing Classes Mondays - 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Impressionistic Oil Painting with Linda Steere, $90/month, $80/members Fridays - 9-11 a.m. - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney & 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
Ice Cream Fundraiser The Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club TITAN Teen Program will be hosting a Ice Cream Fundraiser on Friday, Aug. 1, at The Laurel Site, 454 N Central Ave., Laurel, DE 19956. We will be serving Award Winning Hopkins Creamery Ice Cream. Tickets are $4 and can be purchased in advance or the day of the event. For more info please contact Kevin Jefferson at 302-462-1113 email@example.com
Outdoor Yard Sale The Oddfellows Lodge of Laurel will host an Outdoor Yard Sale from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Lodge located at 319 Poplar Street. Breakfast sandwiches will be available beginning at 7 a.m. Oysters, hamburgers, hot dogs, homemade baked goods and refreshments will be available beginning at 11 a.m. Limited tables are available to rent for $10 by calling Maxine Lynch at 875-4055. Set-up for tables will begin at 6 a.m. Come and join us!
Local museums open year round The Laurel Heritage Museum and the Laurel Cook House are now open year round on the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Laurel Heritage Museum, on Mechanic Street, features an extensive collection of historical documents and objects displayed in the restored Laurel Train Station. The key element of the museum is the one-of-a-kind Waller Photographic Collection, which has been recognized as a premier historical collection by the Delaware Public Archives and the University of Delaware. The Cook House, on 4th Street, contains the offices of the Laurel Historical Society, as well as a large number of photos and artifacts that help to tell the story of Laurel and its residents.
Hitchens Family Reunion The descendants of Smith Hitchens and Hutson Hitchens will hold their 60th annual Hitchens Family Reunion on Sunday, August 3 at 1 p.m. at the Rev. Lee Elliott Building, Trinity U.M. Church, 17249 Phillips Hill Road, Laurel. The reunion will be hosted by the Clay Hitchens family. The fried chicken, tea and place settings will be provided. Please bring a covered dish. The President, Karen Whaley Rogers, is looking forward to a time of fellowship and hearing from those that attended the very first reunion. For those that have not joined us in awhile, please plan to also attend our 60th reunion.
Diabetes Walk Expo The Town of Laurel's 1st Annual Diabetes Walk Expo will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9. The goal is to raise $2,000 for the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Participants will walk/ride from Rt. 13 in Laurel to Townsend Street in Laurel. Fundraising efforts will continue at an All Exclusive Vendor Expo featuring direct sales vendors such as Mary Kay, Thirty-one, Pampered Chef, Origami Owl, Pink Zebra, Heavenly Goddess and more. There will also be food vendors, face painting, balloon fun and more. Admission is free. Twenty five percent of all funds raised by Athena's by Bianca will be donated to the ADA. All funds raised from the walk/ride will also be donated to the ADA. For more information, contact event coordinator Bianca Vega at DiabetesWalkExpoLaurel@gmail.com or 410-573-0688.
Antique tractor club holds annual drive Members of The First State Antique Tractor Club will participate in its annual Tractor Drive, again visiting the area around Trap Pond, east of Laurel, on Sunday, Aug. 10, departing from the farm at 1 p.m. All members and guests are encouraged to bring out the best of their farm tractors for the two-hour spin, including a 15-minute rest stop at the campside picnic area before returning to Ed-Lo Acres, on Pepperbox Rd. off Whaley's Rd. Charter member and host of the event, Ed Evans and family, welcome the group, usually including at least 12 tractors, to stay to enjoy the bountiful covered dish dinner and homemade ice cream, before returning home. Weather permitting, Mr. Evans will have his collection of antique vehicles on display, as well as sharing the varied items he has collected, restored or found over his 50-year accumulation. Most of the items, primarily horsedrawn (or powered by horses) date to the pre-"hit-and-miss engine" era, and all showcase man's ability to get more power and increase productivity. Visitors will be interested in seeing the American farmers' creativity and marvel at the various tractor engine sounds. Members and friends are asked to bring a chair and a favorite covered dish to accompany Delmarva's favorite meal (fried chicken) while relaxing and exchanging engine and tractor "show and tell" time to finish off the summer afternoon. More information about the First State Antique Tractor Club can be obtained by calling Evans at 875-4971 for directions to the farm. There. is no rain date scheduled.
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.
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:
Miller-Hastings Family Reunion The 30th Annual Reunion of the Samuel James Miller and Elizabeth Hastings Miller family will be held at noon on Saturday, Aug. 9, at the St. George's Church Hall near Delmar. Each family is requested to bring a side dish or dessert. For more information, contact Megan at 443-359-1341.
Events at St. Stephen's St. Stephen's United Methodist Church in Delmar will hold Movie Night in the Park at dusk on Friday, Aug. 15 at State Street Park. Relay for Life will be held on Friday, Sept. 19. The Fall Festival featuring the Homeland Singers will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18. Lights are for sale for the second annual Love Light Tree which benefits the church and its many ministries. Each light is in honor or in memory of loved ones and costs $5. White lights are in memory of those who have passed away, green lights are in honor of those still with us, red lights are for firefighters past and present, blue lights are for police officers past and present, yellow lights are for military past and present, orange lights are for pets past and present, pink lights are for breast cancer victims and survivors and lavender lights (new this year) are for cancer victims and survivors. For an order form, visit www.ststephensumc.com or call the church office at 846-9501. The 2nd Annual Lighting Ceremony will be held on Sunday, Nov. 30 in State Street Park.
Southern gospel singing The Delmar First Baptist Church, Delmar, Md., will have a southern gospel concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17, with Phil Davis. Come and be blessed! There is no admission charge, but a love offering will be taken. For more information, call Russell Smart at 846-2253.
Youth Field Hockey Delmar Youth Field Hockey for ages 5-12 will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 18 at the Delmar field hockey field. Sign-ups will be that night. The program will run through Oct. 13 on Monday nights from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with two play dates to be announced. Cost is $35 plus $10 for a practice jersey if you don't have one from last year. Bring a stick, shin guards, a mouthguard and water. For more information, contact Tammy Elliott at 410-202-6700 or email@example.com.
Pampered Chef party fundraiser The Delmar Wesleyan Church, 800 E. State St., Delmar, Md., will have a Pampered Chef party fundraiser at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22, to benefit the church's kitchen remodel project. Hostess is Karen Rogers. Everyone is welcome. For more information or if you plan to attend, call Margaret at 875-1153 or Cindy at 875-3245.
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: 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:
Showing of 'Twitch' Learn more about Huntington's Disease in a showing of the documentary, Twitch at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Hickory Ridge Community Church, 12237 Sussex Highway, Greenwood. Free admission but donations will be accepted. Light snacks will be provided. Check out the trailer for Twitch at http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=ZdGKfmf-How
VFW scholarship information available Brochures for the 2014-2015 Voice of Democracy Audio/Essay Contest ("Why Veterans Are Important to Our Nation's History and Future") and the Patriot's Pen Essay Contest ("Why I Appreciate America's Veterans") are now available by the Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 at 2 Governors Ave., Greenwood. The Voice of Democracy contest is open to students in grades 9 through 12, and The Patriot's Pen contest is open to students in grades 6 through 8. One department winner for each contest will advance to national headquarters for national competitions where prize money can range from $500 to $10,000. Local and district prize money is also available to students who compete. All post/auxiliaries should have brochures upon request by students who wish to enter. For more information, contact Dr. Michaele S. Russell, secretary of LAVFW Post 7478, 349-4220.
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:
BHS Museum open The Bridgeville Historical Society's museum will be open from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3. The museum, which is located in the Old Fire House at 102 William St., Bridgeville, has exhibits on the history of Bridgeville and surrounding communities. Admission is free.
Bridgeville Library The Bridgeville Library's five year anniversary is Saturday, Aug. 16. Please visit the library to view and enjoy the new stained glass artwork donated to the library. Ms. Kathy will have a special story hour at 11 a.m. for the children. At noon we will have a Steel Band performance and a barbecue lunch will be served. The whole family will enjoy this special day; a performance from the Dixieland Band begins at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact the library at 337-7401. The Summer Reading Programs for kids and teens are filled with exciting performances, science crafts and goal incentives. The programs end on Aug. 12. We have an Adult Summer Reading Program Adventure for July and August. Register at the circulation desk. Family Fun Night on Aug. 19 is our Ice Cream and Family Games night. Family Movie Matinees are every other Friday at 3 p.m. The next movie is on Aug. 8. Call the library for details. Story-time is on hiatus until Sept. 9. Lap-sit is on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2. Each month, we have Basic Computer Classes and E-reader classes. A representative from ChooseHealth Delaware is available at the library Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Check out our website, www.bridgevillelibrary.com and our Facebook page.
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 FEDERALSBURG:
Labor Day Gospel Concert A Labor Day Gospel Concert will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 1, at the Federalsburg Marina Park Pavilion in Federalsburg, Md. Featured artists include One Day Closer, Keith Colona and Judy Laramore. Concessions will be available. Admission and parking are free and a love offering will be received. Bring a comfortable chair and a friend. For more information, call 410-924-4801.
ALL ABOUT GEORGETOWN:
Corvette Club Open Car Show Beachcombers Corvette Club's Car Show will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 1st State Chevrolet, Rt. 113, Georgetown. Come see old and new cars, showcasing all years, makes and models of vehicles. Proceeds from this year's show go directly to the USO Delaware. Register the day of the show for $15 or pre-register online at beachcomberscorvetteclub.clubstore.us.com.
Join the Ad Hoc group If you enjoy reading plays aloud, come and join the Ad Hoc Touring Company, affiliate of Possum Point Players. The group meets the first Monday of each month at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Rd., Georgetown. The company will meet in the Green Room of Possum Hall at 7 p.m. on Aug. 4, to finish reading A Thousand Clowns and to read Thieves, another comedy by Herb Gardner. For more information, contact Roger Ault at 226-1118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monthly community dinners First State Community Action Agency will host a Community Dinner at its Georgetown facility from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21. Guests will receive a hearty meal along with health and nutrition information and budget-friendly grocery shopping tips. Dinners, which are held every third Thursday of the month, are open to individuals and families for $1 per person. To reserve a seat or for more information, contact MaryAnn Morris at 856-7761, ext. 13.
Historic Georgetown Art Crawl The 2014 Historic Georgetown Art Crawl will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, 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 from throughout the region. An application to participate along with rules and regulations can be found online at www.georgetowncoc.com/event/community-events/historic-georgetown-art-crawl. The deadline for application is Aug. 1. A small fee will be charged for individual 10x10 artists' vendor space, but arts organizations distributing general information can set-up free. Proceeds will benefit local arts programming and arts education. For more information, contact the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce at 856-1544 or email@example.com.
THINGS TO DO ELSEWHERE:
FHS at Threshermen Show The Federalsburg Historical Society (FHS) will be represented at the 54th Annual Eastern Shore Threshermen & Collectors Association Steam Show on Aug. 1-3. FHS products and society memberships will be sold along with raffle tickets for a refinished trunk. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The winning ticket will be drawn on Dec. 8 at the Christmas in the Museum open house. For more information, contact Donna Glime at 410-754-8625. The steam show is located at 5806 Federalsburg Hwy. (Rt. 313) near Federalsburg, Md.
SPCA hosts 'Run For the Paws' The Delaware Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will host a morning of fun for two and four legged runners at the 6th Annual "Run For the Paws" 5k and 1 mile dog walk on Saturday, Aug. 9. Last year's event raised over $9,000. One hundred percent of the race proceeds go to the care of abused, neglected and homeless dogs and cats. Participants can pre-register at www.seashorestriders.com. Event day registration begins at 7 a.m. and the race starts at 8. For more information, visit www.delspca.org or www.seashorestriders.com.
Women Supporting Women golf event The Ladies Golf Association of Green Hill presents a co-ed day of golf to benefit Women Supporting Women on Monday, Aug. 18 at Green Hill Country Club. The day begins at 8 a.m. with breakfast and registration followed by a 9 a.m. shotgun start with scramble format. Registration deadline is Monday, Aug. 11. Cost is $75 per golfer which includes breakfast, range balls, cart, luncheon and prizes. For more information including information about sponsorships, contact Judy Herman at 410-491-7861 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Creative Hearts' Art Show The Millsboro Art League (MAL) announces that the Salvation Army Delaware Disabilities "Creative Hearts" Program, under the direction of Christy Cugno and Barbara Buford, will be the featured exhibit in MAL's gallery from Aug. 3 through Aug. 30. In the program, students explore painting in watercolor and acrylics, two and three-dimensional techniques, along with learning about master artists and their work. The gallery is located at 203 Main St., Millsboro Town Center. A reception for the show will be held on Aug. 9, 2 to 4 p.m. The public is also invited to visit the show on Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sundays, 1 to 3 p.m.
Notable Books Discussion AAUW Coastal-Georgetown branch sponsors an American Library Notable Books Discussion at the Selbyville Library on the second Tuesday of the month from 1-3 p.m. The book for Aug. 12 is The Dog Stars by Peter Heller. All readers are welcome. For more information, call Ada May at 302-436-2981.
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.
MAC Inc. hosts cruise fundraiser 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.
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 the month from 10 a.m. to noon. The book for Aug. 7 is Behind the Beautiful Forevers; Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo. All readers are welcome. For more information, call Laurel at 302-226-3373.
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.
Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral returns The 2014 Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral will be celebrated on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1, with activities beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the north end of the Bethany Beach Boardwalk. The event is family-friendly and free to the public. Visitors and locals are invited to join the lighthearted funeral procession which celebrates the end of the summer season. Accompanied by three Dixieland jazz bands, the mourners transport a casket with a mannequin representing "Summer of 2014" to her final resting place at the Boardwalk Bandstand. A silent auction to benefit a local charity will be held at 3 p.m. on the Friday before Labor Day at Bethany Blues in Bethany Beach. To volunteer for the auction or funeral, email email@example.com or call 302-537-1585. A complete overview of the event can be found online at www.jazzfuneral.net/.
ALL ABOUT TRIPS:
Bus trip to Sight & Sound Christ United Methodist Church, Laurel, is offering a bus trip to Sight & Sound on Thursday, Aug. 14, to see "Moses." Cost is $97 (includes show, transportation and dinner). Call the church office at 875-4233 for more information and to reserve seating.
Seaford Parks and Rec 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. Orioles vs. Yankees @ Camden Yards - Monday, Aug. 11, $73 For more information or to register, call 629-6809 or visit www.seafordde.com.
NSC offers trips Nanticoke Senior Center (NSC) will offer a trip to Savannah, Ga., from Oct. 5-10. The trip includes five nights of accommodations, five breakfasts, five full dinners, a grand tour of Savannah's historic district, guided tour of St. Simons Island, tram tour of Jekyll Island historic district, guided tour of Beaufort, S.C., guided tour of Parris Island Marine Base and more. Cost is $859 for double or triple occupancy and $1,109 for single occupancy. On Oct. 15, the Senior Center will travel to Lancaster, Pa., to see Moses, which retells a famous Bible story. Cost is $100 for members and $110 for non-members, which includes coach bus transportation, lunch at the Bird-in-Hand and show ticket. Gratuity for the coach bus driver is not included. Call 629-4939 for more information or to register for the trip.
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.
Ad Hoc Touring 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, Aug. 6. 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.
Widowed Persons meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next monthly meeting at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. Guest speaker will be Joan Neal, finance chairman, Nanticoke Young Life. 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.
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.