ALL ABOUT SEAFORD:
Wear a poppy, honor a veteran Support the American Legion Auxiliary Nanticoke Unit #6 Poppy Program. Fundraisers: May 21 - Texas Roadhouse, 4-9 p.m. (must have flyer that you can get on May 16 at Walmart or call 629-2411 for information) Distribution: May 23 - Post Office - 9 a.m. to noon; May 25, Memorial Day - Memorial Park, 11 a.m. Invitation to attend an open house at the Post home following ceremony.
Longaberger Basket Bingo The Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #9 will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, at the Seaford Moose Lodge, Rt. 13A, Bridgeville Hwy., Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 games and will feature several Longaberger baskets. Advance tickets, which are $20 per person and $25 at the door, include a chance to win the Longaberger Hamper with lid, Wash Day basket or one of several door prizes. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, call 302-542-4330.
AUCE Breakfast this Saturday Boy Scouts of America Troop 249 will hold an AUCE Breakfast (pancakes, sausage, scrapple, eggs, plus beverage) on Saturday, May 23 from 7 am to 10:30 am at St. Johns UMC, 300 N PIne St., Seaford. Tickets are $7 and under 5 years eat free. Advanced tickets can be purchased from any scout or troop leader.
Strawberry Festival Bethel United Methodist Church at Oak Grove will hold a Strawberry Festival on Saturday, May 30 at 2381 Neals School Rd., Seaford, to benefit the Nurture, Outreach and Witness Committee of the church.
Gallery 107 Art Classes The following classes are scheduled for May. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The gallery is open 1-5 p.m. Thursdays, 1-5 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Special classes Pen and Ink Class - Thursday, May 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m. - with Nancy LaPrad. Students should bring an Ultra-fine Sharpie pen to class. Paper furnished by instructor. $30 members, $35 non-members. Children's Art Class - Saturday, May 23, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., with Karen Owens, ages 10-14, $40 includes supplies and light lunch. Willing adults can join in. Ongoing Classes Mondays (except Memorial Day) - Impressionistic Oil Painting - 12:30-3 p.m., with Linda Steere three classes, $60 members, $67.50 non-members. Register by Friday, May 1, to ensure that minimum class size of four is filled. Fridays - Canvas & Coffee - 9-11 a.m., with Tammy Kearney & Nancy Laprad, $5. Saturdays - Intermediate Oil Painting Class - June 6, 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25 - 3-5 p.m. Eight-week class with Linda Steere on Saturdays beginning May 30. $100 members, $110 non-members. Age level: adults 16+. Some prior experience with oil painting is required. You must be paid in advance and be registered on or before Thursday, May 28. Space is limited so register as soon as possible. Call 875-2702 for more details.
Yard Sale The Village of Cool Branch in Seaford will hold their annual community yard sale at 100 Hitch Pond Circle on Saturday, June 6 from 8 a.m. to noon. Everyone is welcome.
Garden Club tour of area gardens The Spade & Trowel Garden Club will present "Through the Garden Gate," a tour of seven gardens in the Seaford-Bridgeville area, on Saturday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Among the featured gardens is the miniature railroad garden of Mary and Hollis Noel. Advance tickets are $15 and $20 at the door (the Nanticoke River Yacht Club). Lunch is available while supplies last at the Yacht Club for $10 and may be reserved in advance. See club members for tickets or visit Gallery 107 or RE/MAX in Seaford. For more info, call 628-1385.
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 DELMAR:
3rd Wave Brewing Company 5K Run The inaugural 3rd Wave Brewing Company 5K Run will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, starting and ending at the brewery located at 501 N. Bi-State Blvd., Delmar. Registration is available online at www.races2run.com and the cost is $20. On Thursday prior to and on race day, the cost is $25. Proceeds benefit Coastal Hospice and Palliative Care and the Delmar High School Volleyball Team.
Annual Breakfast Reunion The Delmar High School Class of 1966 will hold its annual breakfast reunion at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, at the Delmar Diner. Contact Bobbie Nichols at 846-9805 for more information.
ALL ABOUT LAUREL:
Chicken, Pork Rib BBQ The Laurel Ruritan Club will have a Chicken and Pork Rib BBQ on Saturday, May 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Nanticoke Immediate Care, Rt. 13, Laurel. Cost is $7.50 per chicken dinner and $10 per pork rib dinner. Proceeds benefit local charities.
Yard Sale Bethany Community Church will hold a huge Yard Sale on Saturday, June 13 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the vacant lot across from Carey's, next to Manlove Auto Parts (East 4th Street) Laurel. There will be clothes, household items, fishing tackle and much more. Rain date is Saturday, June 20.
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 BRIDGEVILLE:
Bridgeville Memorial Day Celebration The Town of Bridgeville will host a Memorial Day Celebration at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 25, at the Veterans Memorial in the Bridgeville Cemetery. Join us for this special recognition of our veterans.
Bridgeville Senior Center events Friday, May 22 - 10-11:30 a.m. - Free Diabetes Education Classes; 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Lunch; Classes resume after Lunch Monday, May 25 - Center closed for Memorial Day Tuesday, May 26 - PNC & PO; 10 a.m. - Noon - Grocery Bingo; Noon - Lunch; Full Card after Lunch Wednesday, May 27 - 10 a.m. - Bible Study; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Save A Lot Thursday, May 28 - 10 a.m. - Bowling; Noon - Lunch; 1:15 p.m. - Walgreens Friday, May 29 - 10-11:30 a.m. - Free Diabetes Education Classes; 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Lunch; Classes resume after Lunch. Monday, June 1 - 9:30 a.m. - BP with Thelma; 10-11:30 a.m. - chair yoga, exercise with Sammy, crafts; 11:30 a.m. - lunch and birthday cake Tuesday, June 2 - 10-11:30 a.m. - members meeting; 11:30 a.m. - lunch and walk Wednesday, June 3 - 10 a.m. - noon - Bible study; 12:10 p.m. - lunch; 1:10 p.m. - Save a Lot Thursday, June 4 - 10 a.m. - bowling; noon - lunch; 1:15 p.m. - Walgreens Friday, June 5 & Saturday, June 6 - 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. - yard and bake sale; noon - lunch Monday, June 8 - PNC Bank and Post Office; 10-11 a.m. - Nutrition with Ms. Ruth; 11:15 a.m. - lunch; 12:15 p.m. - Walmart Tuesday, June 9 - 9:30 a.m. - visit Greenwood CHEER for lunch and Bingo Wednesday, June 10 - 9 a.m. - Food Box pick up; 10 a.m. - Bible study; 12:10 p.m. - lunch; 1:10 p.m. - Goodwill Thursday, June 11 - 10 a.m. - Bowling; Noon - lunch; 1 p.m. - Walgreens Friday, June 12 - 10-11:30 a.m. - free diabetes education classes; 11:30 - lunch; 12:15 p.m. - class resumes Monday, June 15 - PNC Bank and Post Office; Special Father's Day luncheon and Bingo Tuesday, June 16 - 9:30 a.m. - Visit Zwamende Museum Center; Noon - lunch at center Wednesday, June 17 - 10 a.m. - Bible study; 12:10 p.m. - lunch; 1:10 p.m. - Big Lots Thursday, June 18 - 10 a.m. - bowling; Noon - lunch and Walgreens Friday, June 19 - 10-11:30 a.m. - free diabetes education classes; 11:30-12:15 p.m. - class resumes Monday, June 22 - PNC Bank and Post Office; Picnic at Soroptimist Park with Bingo and games Tuesday, June 23 - 10 a.m. - Grocery Bingo; Noon - lunch; 12:45 - Full card after lunch Wednesday, June 24 - 10 a.m. - Bible study; 12:10 p.m. - lunch; 1:10 p.m. - Roses Thursday, June 25 - 10 a.m. - Bowling; Noon - lunch, Walgreens Friday, June 26 - 10-11:30 a.m. - free diabetes education classes; 11:30 a.m. - lunch; 12:15 a.m. - class resumes Monday, June 29 - PNC Bank and Post Office; White Elephant Bingo; Noon - lunch; 1 p.m. - full card Bingo Tuesday, June 30 - 10-11 a.m. - Wii; 11 a.m. - noon - Chair yoga and exercise with Shammy; Noon - lunch
Jumpin' June Jamboree The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will hold its annual fundraising event, Jumpin June Jamboree, at the Bridgeville Library from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 13. There will be live music, a deejay, vendors, games and basket raffles. Adult tickets are $5, children over four are $2.50, and children three and under are free. Food will be available for purchase. Tables are available for vendor purchase and volunteers are needed. For more information about the event and tables, contact Pat Smith at 337-7186 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kiwanis BBQ Stand The Bridgeville Kiwanis Club BBQ stand is now open on weekends through Oct. 4. Kiwanis BBQ chicken is available four miles west of Bridgeville on Rt. 404, Seashore Highway.
ALL ABOUT GREENWOOD:
AARP Driver Safety Course An AARP Defensive Driving Safety Course will be held at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center from noon to 4 p.m. on Monday, June 8. This is a one day advanced refresher class. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. You must pre-register for this course by June 4. 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.
Storytime at the library Join us every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Greenwood Public Library for Storytime. Preschoolers begin to learn language, social and listening skills as they enjoy children's books found in the library.
L.E.A.P. nights at the library Join us at the Greenwood Public Library for the L.E.A.P. (Literacy Education Assistance Pups) Program. Children of all ages are welcome to read to the dogs every Thursday night from 6:30-7:30. Come in to practice your reading and have a tail-waggin' good time! For more info, contact Robin Miller at the library at 349-5309.
Chicken BBQ open for the season Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company Chicken BBQ is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from now to Sept. 27. Come out and enjoy a good meal.
ALL ABOUT FEDERALSBURG:
Family Game Night Bring the family to the Federalsburg branch of the Caroline County Public Library for an evening of classic board games. Revisit favorite games, discover new ones and meet other families who also enjoy board games. Games provided by the library include Chess, Checkers, Parcheesi, Yahtzee, Hi Ho Cherry-O, Scrabble and more. Family Game Night is held on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The event is free and registration is not required.
ALL ABOUT GALESTOWN:
Country breakfast buffet The Galestown Ruritan Club country breakfast buffet is held the last Sunday of the month from September through May from 7 to 10 a.m., at the Galestown Community Center. The buffet includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, biscuits, toast, fruit cup, and sticky buns. The community center is located at 5538 Old School House Rd., at the intersection with Galestown-Reliance Road in Galestown.
ALL ABOUT GEORGETOWN:
Amateur radio license class The Sussex County Amateur Radio Emergency Service is offering a technician amateur radio license class on June 6-7, at Sussex Technical High School on Rt. 9 in Georgetown.
The class is open to anyone interested in obtaining an amateur radio ("ham") license. Attendees must purchase a study guide prior to the class. The classes will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday, ending with the administration of the FCC amateur radio license exam. No fee is charged although there is a suggested donation of $20 to cover expenses. This is a great way to get into the exciting hobby of amateur radio. Past classes have had a 94% passing rate. For more information or to register, contact Dell Palmer, K3AXR at email@example.com or 410-208-3328.
THINGS TO DO ELSEWHERE:
Art Show and Sale The Federalsburg Historical Society (FHS) is sponsoring its annual Art Show and Sale from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, at the Federalsburg Area Heritage Museum. Local artists will be featured. Refreshments will be served. Live music is from 5-6 p.m. Interested artists should call Jim Truitt at 410-754-8974. Admission is $10 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the above number or from FHS members.
Historic Museum open The Historic St. Martin's Church Museum, 11413 Worcester Hwy., Showell, Md., will be open from 1-4 p.m. on Mondays, June through September. For more information, call 410-251-2849.
Nature inspired writing workshop The Eastern Shore Writer's Association presents a workshop on the importance of indigenous wisdom on creative writing from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 20 at Evergreen-A Center for Balanced Living in Easton, Md. The session is open to a holistically inclined public with a spiritual outlook on issues of cultural sustainability. "Spirituality of Place – Inspired Writing" is an interactive program facilitated by RuthAnn Purchase, honoring ancient wisdom as a dynamic force informing all disciplines in this age of re-enlightenment. Assisting will be Dennis Coker, chief of the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware. Participants will consider narratives from Purchase's own place-based writing and will compare and contrast William Penn and Vine Deloria, Carol Ryrie Brink and Judy Blume, ending with a special tribute to Wendell Berry, whom some call the Emerson of our age. Delmarva Peninsula Pachamama Alliance Coordinator and founder of Friends of Lenape Everywhere, Purchase is a linguist turned sociologist, advocating for Lenape language restoration. This workshop is open to the public. Cost is $25 for ESWA/Evergreen members and $35 for non-members. Register at www.evergreeneaston.org or call 410-819-3395. Seating is limited.
ALL ABOUT TRIPS:
London Town, Harbor Cruise Chesapeake Tours and Promotion and the Pemberton Hall Foundation are offering a trip to historic London Town and Annapolis with a cruise of the Annapolis Harbor on Saturday, June 13. Depart from the Pecan Square Shopping Center in Salisbury, Md. at 8 a.m. and return at 9:30 p.m. Visit London Town, a 23 acre lost sea village on the South River with costumed interpreters and gorgeous gardens. Then travel to Annapolis with a private, guided tour of the William Paca House, home of one of the most accomplished historic gardens in the world. Enjoy time on your own for shopping and dining. Finish the day with a cruise around the Annapolis Harbor. Cost of $84 per person includes transportation, guided tour, entrance into London Town and William Paca House and the cruise around the Annapolis Harbor. For more information, contact Priscilla Timken, 443-366-2784. You may also visit www.chespeaketourplanner.com/tours-scheduled.htm.
Orioles vs. Yankees game Seaford Parks and Recreation is planning a bus trip to Camden Yards on Sunday, June 14, for the Orioles vs. Yankees game. Cost of the trip is $75. For more information or tickets, call the office at 629-6809.
Rainbow Dinner Theatre Trip The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motor coach trip to the Rainbow Dinner Theater in Paradise, Pa., on Wednesday, July 8. Cost is $65 per person and includes motor coach transportation, luncheon buffet, the comedy play "Too Many Cooks" and all tips and gratuities. Open to the public. Payment is due upon sign up and checks are payable to the Greenwood CHEER Center. The bus departs Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 6 p.m. For more information or to register, call site manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.
Alumni Association offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trip for members, Saturday, July 11 - "Joseph" at Sight and Sound, Lancaster, Pa. - includes lunch, for $149. For more information, contact Dot Wolfgang at 846-2366.
Novia Scotia & Prince Edward Island AARP #915 presents an 8 day/7 night trip to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island on Sept. 14-21. Package includes two overnights en route (one each way), one night in Saint John, two nights in Halifax area and two nights on Prince Edward Island; seven breakfasts; five dinners; a tour of Prince Edward Island; a tour of Anne of Green Gable's Home; free time in Charlottetown; tour of Halifax with admission to the Citadel National Historical Site and a visit to the waterfront; a visit to Peggy's Cove; a guided city tour of Saint John; a visit to Moncton and Magnetic Hill; a visit to the Casino in Halifax; hotel taxes and meal gratuities and motor coach transportation. Cost is $1,225 per person/double occupancy and $520 additional/single supplement. A deposit of $100 per person is required with reservation. The balance is due by July 15. For more information and reservations, contact Diana Matthews at 410-754-8189.
Gather Vocal Band The Seaford WPS is sponsoring a trip to hear the Gather Vocal Band at the American Music Theater on Saturday, Sept. 19. Cost is $96 and includes motor coach transportation, tickets, family style lunch and gratuities. For more information, call Fran at 629-4416.
ALL ABOUT MEETINGS:
Annual Picnic The Seaford Republican Women's Club will hold their annual picnic at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 28, at the home of Sally Higgins. Danny Short, representative of the 39th District, will be the guest speaker. Everyone is invited. For more information, call 875-0491.
Whaley to speak at SCWDC meeting Bernice Whaley, who was appointed the Delaware Economic Development director by Governor Markell (pending Delaware Senate approval) earlier this month, will speak at the meeting of the Sussex County Women's Democrat Club on Thursday, May 28. The club meets at Sussex Pines Country Club at 6 p.m. To make reservations, contact Rhonda Tuman, president, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to RSVP is Friday, May 22. For more information, call 604-1047.
AARP meeting The Georgetown Chapter #5340 of the AARP will meet at the Georgetown CHEER Center on Monday, June 1 at noon. Cost of the meal is $14. This will be the last meeting until September. There will be a Chinese Auction to raise funds for the scholarship program. In addition, this year's scholarship winners will be announced. For reservations, call Anita Wright at 856-6215.
Vets helping Vets meeting A Vets Helping Vets meeting is held at 9:30 a.m. every Friday at the Hurlock American Legion Post 243 (next to the railroad tracks). Join us for coffee and donuts. Sometimes there is a speaker about different subjects. Keep your discharge or DD214 in a safe place as it can help get you many benefits. Come learn something and maybe you can teach us something.
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.
Ad Hoc Touring Company If you enjoy reading plays aloud, join the Ad Hoc Touring Company, an affiliate of Possum Point Players. The group meets the first Monday of each month at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown. To learn more about Ad Hoc, contact Roger Ault at 226-1118 or email@example.com.
Book Discussion Group AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Notable Books Discussion Group at the Selbyville Public Library on the second Tuesday of the month, from 1-3 p.m. For more information, call Ada May at 302-436-2981. All readers are welcome.
DAR-Mary Vining Chapter DAR, Mary Vining Chapter, meets on the second Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Seaford Public Library. To join DAR, contact Cathie Dickerson at 629-5309.
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.
Corvette Club meeting The Beachcombers Corvette Club of Southern Delaware meets the first Thursday of each month at the CHEER Center, 20520 Sand Hill Rd., Georgetown.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.912DelawarePatriots.com.
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.
Explore your ancestry with SCGS The Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS), an organization dedicated to promoting genealogy and education to encourage and instruct in genealogical research, can help you search your ancestry. SCGS holds monthly membership meetings from September to May that feature informative presentations. General meetings take place on the third Saturday of each month at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Visitors are welcome. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org.
Weekly weight loss support meeting Join us for TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meetings on Monday nights at 5 p.m. at Greenwood United Methodist Church. The one-hour meetings are in the Education Hall at the church (enter through the door on Market Street, close to the parking lot). We support each other, learn about menu planning, eating healthy and making permanent changes to result in a healthy life. All are welcome to come learn about the program and join. If you have any questions, call Sherry Norman, 519-8519.
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 info, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.