SPCA Vaccination Clinic
A Vaccination Clinic and Micro-Chip Clinic will be held at the Delaware S.P.C.A., Sussex Chapter, located at 22918 DuPont Boulevard, in Georgetown, Saturday, June 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost are: Rabies Shot, $10; Canine Distemper Shot, $12; Feline Distemper Shot, $10; Bordetella, $10; and Micro-Chipping, $20. For more information, contact the SPCA at 856-6361.
Greenwood 4th of July
A 4th of July program will be sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post #7478 on Governors Avenue in Greenwood. "Women and War: Revolutionary and Civil War Eras," a historical highlight on women who were spies, or who fought as men in those wars, will be the featured program at 11 a.m. The oral presentation is complemented with pictures of these historical figures. Professor Darlene Spitzer-Antezana, the guest speaker, is an Associate Professor of History at Prince George's Community College in Largo, Md. She teaches United States history. She has done extensive research on enslaved African American women in Delaware for 1760 - 1820. A light luncheon will follow the program at noon, and the public is welcome to attend. For more information contact Pres. Michaele Russell (302-349-4220).
'Get a Clue' at the Greenwood Library
Mad Science Mondays
As part of their Summer Reading Program, "Get a Clue @ the Library" the Greenwood Public Library, will be presenting a series of "Mad Science Mondays." Exploring water is the theme for the four free sessions, which will be held at 3 p.m. on the following Mondays, July 2, 16, 30, Aug. 13. They will take place at the library at 100 Mill St., in Greenwood. Various topics to be explored are floating and sinking, water in nature, water stunts, and boat construction and floating. On July 2, the children will be testing items for their floating capabilities and also will be making submarines and hydroplanes.
What's that Wednesdays?
As part of their summer Reading Program, "Get a Clue at the Library," the Greenwood Public Library will be presenting a fun series entitled, "What's That Wednesday?" These programs will engage children in exploring such subjects as secret codes, the mysteries of the unknown, and dinosaurs. The session will take place at the Greenwood Library at 10 Mill St., at 3 p.m. on the following Wednesdays, July 11 and July 25.
As part of their Summer Reading Program, "Get a Club at the Library," the Greenwood Public Library will be presenting an exciting series entitled "Teen CSI." These programs, geared towards teens, will explore various aspects of crime scene investigation such as fingerprinting, blood spatter interpretation, forgery investigation and "TV CSI Unmasked." The sessions will be presented by Matt Miller, a crime scene investigator from California with 10 years experience in the field. These free programs will be held at the Greenwood Public Library at 100 Mill St., at 3 p.m. on the following Thursdays: June 28, July 12, July 26, and Aug. 9 on June 28 there will be interesting hands-on experiences with fingerprints and fingerprinting. Attendance is limited to teens 13 years old or older.
For further information about any Greenwood Library events, contact Donna Prine Carter, Greenwood Public Library, 349-5309.
Woodland Ferry closed for borings
The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that the Woodland Ferry will be closed weekdays only now through Tuesday, July 3. The ferry will be operational from dawn to dusk on Saturdays and Sundays during this time. The closure is needed for safety reasons, so that DelDOT's Materials and Research lab can drill four water borings, two on each side of the river near existing piles and two ramp borings, one on each side. Weather permitting, each water boring will take 2 to 3 days and the ramp borings should take one-half-day each. The borings are being done as part of the design work for the new docks and pilings to accommodate the new Woodland Ferry, which is currently being built. The newly built Woodland Ferry and new docks, pilings and bulkheads are scheduled to be completed in the latter part of 2008. For more information about this and other Del-DOT projects, visit DelDOT's website at www.deldot.gov.
The American Legion Post 6, 230 Front St., Seaford, is holding a yard sale, Saturday, July 7, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Table rentals are $7 each. For more information or to reserve a table, call 629-9915
"Our State Fair!" exhibit
The Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village presents a new exhibition looking back at Delaware Agriculture's Biggest Celebration, "Our State Fair!" now through Aug. 5. Hear the 1920's "Delaware Fair" song, enjoy vintage film of earlier Delaware State Fairs, view the original 1920 Fair ledger, read the inscriptions of past winners on the Governor's Racing Trophy, see the gavel made from the wood of the original 1919 Grandstand, plus peruse the many photos and memorabilia covering the Fair from 1919 to 2007. Will you find yourself in the picture? Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. Museum admission is applicable DAMV is a private 501(c)3 educational organization located 866 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, just south of Delaware State University.
Summer Camp at ECS
The folks at ECS Summer Camp know that families are busy, involved in activities and taking vacations, so they want to make sure you know that whether you need them all summer, just a few weeks or perhaps a few days during each week, they are available. Summer camp at Epworth Christian School in Laurel will take place Monday through Friday and will run through Aug. 17 with registration from 8 a.m.-9 a.m. and pickup by 5:30 p.m. Activities include sports, games, contests, trips, swimming and more. Each day will include a Bible lesson with life applications. The cost of camp for the entire summer is $1,100 or by the week for $115 or daily for $25. For registration information, contact Coach Greg at 875-4488.
Laurel Public Library event
On June 28, Magician Mike Rose will present Mystery Magic at 6:30 p.m. The library also offers a variety of special-interest clubs that began the week of June 18 and meet on a weekly basis throughout the summer. An Acting Club for children in grades 2-6 will meet on Monday evenings from 6-6:45. No experience (or ability!) necessary - all fun, no pressure. Mystery lovers in grades 3-6 have a "Who-Done-It-Club" that will meet on Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m., and builders in grades K-6 can use their imagination and expertise with all kinds of interesting materials each Thursday at 3 p.m. at our Build It! Club. Additionally, the library will have Preschool Story Time for children ages 2-5 on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; and OK BookTime, a book and activity time for children in grades 1-4, on Tuesdays at 2 p.m.
Teens and Parents of Teens
Looking for something to do this summer? Looking for something for your teenage son or daughter to do this summer? Check out teen volunteer opportunities at the Laurel Public Library. We have an interesting group of teens in grades 7-12 from all over the area. They plan programs, perform skits, help with crafts and help with program set-up. Some teens help us by keeping our books in order and assist with getting our books ready to be checked out. For more information, contact Becky Norton at 875-3184 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trap Pond volunteers sought
Trap Pond offers free camping in exchange for Volunteer Services (Required for free camping, 24 hours per week of volunteering). Host programs available in the campground, Nature Center, maintenance and administrative. Check out our other awards for short term volunteering. (For more information contact: Glen.Stubbolo@state.de.us, Community and Volunteer Services 302-739-1960.
Summer camp offered by Elks
Seaford Elk's Lodge #2458 is sponsoring a number of children, ages 9-13, to attend the Elks Camp Barrettin Crownsville, MD (West of Annapolis.) The dates are: Boys, July 8 - 24, Girls, July 15 - 21. For more information or for an application form, call 628-3607 or 628-2991.
Laurel History Books Still Available
A few copies of the 19th Century History of Laurel, published by the Laurel Historical Society may still be purchased at either the Laurel Town Office, Laurel Public Library, or O'Neal's Antiques. The price remains at $45 each. For further information or to arrange to have a book mailed please call 875-4217. There is a $5 mailing fee.
Get a Clue at Your Library
The Delmar Public Library will hold its first Adult Summer Reading Program (ASRP). Some of the special events and programs will include Mystery Bingo, Family Movie Nights, CSI Maryland: The Real Story of Criminal Investigations, Don't Be a Victim: Get a Clue on Self-Defense and a special presentation from author, Evelyn David, entitled How to Commit Murder: A Mystery Write Offers Some Clues. To go out with a bang, ASRP participants will be invited to a murder mystery party: Survivor: The Tribal Council. This summer will prove to be one like no other. There will be lots of prizes, lots of reading and fun for all. The adults are going to show the kids how it's done. For more information, Contact Veronica Schell, Delmar Public Library.
Baseball Equipment Needed
Any baseball equipment, used or unused, is needed for an Eagle Scout Project. Equipment will be collected, refurbished, and sent to the Dominican Republic. Contact Kirby Mills via email at email@example.com or by phone 1-302-690-2749 if you can be of any assistance.
The Disabled American Veterans Organization (DAV) needs volunteer drivers to take local veterans to the VA hospital in Elsmere, in a DAV van. Van expenses are paid. One day per week needed or other times as a substitute. Valid drivers license and physical exam by VA required. Food allowance at the VA hospital cafeteria is provided. Time required is about 8 hours per trip. Van is at the VFW club on Middleford Rd., Seaford. Phone Chet Swift at 629-5143 or Jerry Chapman at 629-8108.
The next regular meeting of the Sussex County Airport Committee will be held on Wednesday, July 11, at the Sussex County Administrative Offices building, 22215 DuPont Highway (West Complex Building, Rt. 113), Georetown, at 10 a.m.
The annual meeting of WomenNetworking in Southern Delaware, Inc. will be Saturday, June 30, 9:30 a.m. at the Flight Deck Restaurant. The Flight Deck Restaurant is located at the Sussex County Airport in Georgetown. The meeting is open to the public, however, only members may vote. Membership may be obtained by sending a check to: WomenNetworking in Southern Delaware, Inc., 25344 David Street, Georgetown, DE 19947. Levels of membership: Individual, $25; Organizational, $100; Girl Power Delaware Sponsor, $50 per protégé (13-18 years-old). WNSD is a not-for-profit, tax exempt volunteer organization that promotes educational and informational programming in Sussex County for women and girls, through such programs as Girl Power Delaware Leadership Center, an annual Career Fair, i-safe Internet education and awareness workshops, and support for adult survivors of incest and sexual abuse. For more information contact Rhonda H. Tuman, President/Co-Founder, 302 245-0102.
Marine Corps League
The Marine Corps League meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin in Seaford.
Sons of Confederate Veterans
The Maj. Gen. Arnold Elzey Camp #1940, Sons of Confederate Veterans meets the first Wednesday of each month in the lower level of the Salisbury Library at 7 p.m.
Trap Pond Partners
Trap Pond Partners' monthly meeting will be held at the park's Nature Center, the second Wednesday of each month. Anyone interested in Trap Pond State Park is invited to attend. For information, call 875-5153.
Cancer Support Group
The Wellness Community-Delaware is offering a support group for people affected by cancer and their loved ones at the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. The group meets at the Cancer Care Center on the third Thursday of the month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. To register for this program or for more information call Kaye or Lori at 645-9150. All programs at The Wellness Community are free of charge for people affected by cancer and their loved ones.
Toastmasters of Southern Delaware meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month in Bay Shore Community Church at 6 p.m. Develop your public speaking skills in a supportive environment. Contact Joy Slabaugh at 846-9201, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 for details.
Seaford AARP Trips
AARP Chapter 1084 is taking reservations for the following trips: Rainbow Dinner Theatre, Sept. 26 for the comedy, "Tons of Money.". Cost is $60 for transportation, dinner, show and gratuities. Foxwood & Mohegan Sun Casinos, Oct. 8-10. Motorcoach transportation, 2 nights lodging, 3 meals and $25 casino bonus. So much to see, you don't have to gamble. $239 per person, double occupancy. Medieval Times Dinner Theatre, Hanover, Md., Sunday Oct. 14, $60. Leave Seaford 1:30 p.m. and return about 9:15 p.m. You will have full-course dinner while watching knights, riding stallions, in hand-to-hand combat. Call Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.
Trip to Myrtle Beach
The Nanticoke Senior Center is having a Myrtle Beach trip on Oct. 15 through 20 for six days and five nights. The cost is $790 for double occupancy. A deposit of $200 is due upon signing and final payment due no later than Sept. 7. The trip includes : The Alabana Theatre, The Carolina Opry, Brookgreen Gardens Guided Tour, Carolina Elegance Tour, and Historic Georgetown, S.C. Dinner choices at The Parsons Table, Ryan's Steak House, and The Chestnut Hill Restaurant. All tps and gratuities are included.
Trip to Franklin Institute
Nanticoke Senior Center's trip to Tutankhanmun and The Golden Age of The Pharaohs at The Franklin Institute will be on July 24. Bus leaves at 9 a.m. Cost is $57 for members and $62 for non-members. The trip includes: Motor Coach Transportation, a lunch at the Old Country Buffet, admission to the exhibit, and all tips and gratuities. Pay when you sign up at the front desk.
The Seaford Department of Recreation is planning the following trip:
Baseball: Orioles vs. Yankees at Camden Yards, Friday, July 27, $45 a ticket, Bus leaves at 4 p.m., game is at 7 p.m.
Mary Poppins on Broadway
The Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, is currently taking reservations for a summertime trip to see the new Broadway musical "Mary Poppins." The newest production from Oscar-winning director Richard Eyre tells the tale of the world's most famous nanny and is currently playing at New York's New Amsterdam Theatre. Featuring a dream team of vision and stagecraft, the production brings to life the story of the family, their magical nanny, and award-winning songs. Great orchestra seats are still available for the Wednesday, July 18 performance. For more information or to register, call the Adult Plus+ program office at 302-856-5618.
Trip to Annapolis & Naval Academy
AARP Chapter #5340 of Georgetown is offering a trip to visit Annapolis and the US Navel Academy Tuesday, Sept. 18. View the film "To Lead and To Serve." Afterwards there is a guided walking tour of the Naval Academy to the Visitor's Center to browse the museum, and to shop and explore Annapolis. Board the Harbor Queen at the Annapolis City Dock and enjoy a 40-minute narrated sightseeing cruise of Annapolis Harbor and the banks of the US Naval Academy. Lunch is on your own at Phillip's Restaurant. The deluxe bus will leave Georgetown Square, East Market Street, near the Dollar General Store, at 7:30 a.m. and return to Georgetown at approximately 6 p.m. The cost for each person is $60. RSVP by calling Hilda Parker at 856-2760. Deadline date is July 1.
An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held at the Blades Fire Hall, located at the corner of Cannon and Fifth streets in Blades, July 1, from 8 a.m. till 11 a.m. Cost is adults $7; children $3. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary and the Firemen.
GSCC Legislative Breakfast July 26
The Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to the Legislative Breakfast on Thursday, July 26, 7:30 a.m., at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. Local state representatives and senators have been invited to answer your questions concerning issues facing you and the local business community. Moderator will be Ron Marvel. Full Buffet Breakfast, including gratuity - $8 each. Members and guests are welcome. R.S.V.P. no later than Monday, July 23.
The American Legion Post 6, located at 230 Front St., Seaford, is holding a chicken barbecue on Saturday, July 7, at 11 a.m. The cost is $6.50, and includes 1/2 chicken, baked beans, roll and potato salad.
VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund.
Putt For Life Tournament
The Trinity Foundation's 4th Annual Putt For Life Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Seaford Golf & Country Club in Seaford. The entry fee for this four-person scramble is $75 per person or $300 per team. Due to the number of golfers and success of previous tournaments, there will be two tee times offered, 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. for the morning tee time and 12:45 p.m. for the afternoon. To reserve a spot in the golf tournament, or become a sponsor, email email@example.com.
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is holding its 21st annual golf tournament on Friday, Sept. 7. The event will be held at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. For details, call 629-6611 ext. 2404.
The Town of Bridgeville has announced the Bridgeville Charity Open Golf Tournament to be held on Friday, Oct. 12, at Heritage Shores Golf Club in Bridgeville. The Tournament is limited to 36 foursomes and the registration fee is $125 per player. Registration must be completed by Sept. 1. For more information about the event, contact the Bridgeville Town Office at 337-7135, or visit www.townofbridgeville.net.