Dinner for Herb Melvin
Ellendale Volunteer Fire Co. benefit beef dinner and silent auction for Herb Melvin, Saturday, June 26, Ellendale Fire Hall, 5 p.m. $20 a person. Call 856-7100.
Father’s Day Breakfast
Father’s Day breakfast, Sunday, June 20, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ellendale Fire Hall, sponsored by Ellendale Volunteer Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary. Adults, $5, children, $3, under six, free. Call 422-4934.
Event at Gethsemane
Youth Group of Gethsemane United Methodist Church yard sale, bake sale, and scrapple/egg sandwiches, hotdogs, and drinks. Doors will be open on Saturday, June 19, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gethsemane’s Fellowship Hall, located four miles west of Seaford at the corner of Rt. 20 and Woodland Ferry Road, near Reliance. Call 629-9161.
Delmarva Chicken Festival
Delmarva Chicken Festival, Centre at Salisbury, Thursday, June 10, - Sunday, June 13. Carnival, chicken events, entertainment, food, arts and crafts, home and trade show, motorcycle ride-in, car show, Chicken Capers, and more. Call 410-219-3112.
AARP Driving Course
AARP driver safety course for people 50 and over, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, June 16, and Thursday, June 17, at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. The two-day program stresses how older drivers may operate vehicles safely. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate entitling them to a reduction in their auto insurance. A 15 percent reduction is given to anyone repeating the program within three years. For information and registration, call 629-8081. The cost is $10.
The Thresholds Program at Sussex Correctional Institution (SCI) in Georgetown is recruiting volunteer teachers. Thresholds teaches a six-step decision-making process to inmates. Thresholds is an eight-week program that meets in the prison on Monday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Teachers are not required to teach every cycle. Teachers work one-on-one with their students in a shared classroom setting. No previous experience is required. Training for new teachers is scheduled for Saturday, July 31, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. To register or learn more, call Jim Plouffe at 994-3143 or Donna Beecher at 645-8309.
On Tuesday, June 15, the Southern Delaware Genealogical Society is sponsoring a bus trip to Washington, D.C. Stops will include the Library of Congress, the DAR Library and the National Archives. The bus leaves Milford at 6:30 a.m. Cost of the trip is $23 per person. For another option for departure time or information call John Farquhar, 629-2336.
Yacht Club Fishing Derby
Nanticoke River Yacht Club along with Wal-Mart will host a youth fishing derby from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 19. Pre-registration is two weeks prior on Saturday, June 5, at the Wal-Mart parking lot. A parent or guardian must accompany all children four to 14. Numerous prizes will be available in all categories. The fishing will be at the Seaford river bulkhead and the casting derby, snacks and awards will be made at the Yacht Club before noon. For additional information call Richard Swartout at 875-0787 or Phil Livingston at 629-2201.
Kids’ Fest in Harrington
Kids’ Fest, with a “Horsey Flavor,” Delaware State Fairgrounds, Saturday, June 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $2, children free. Rides and games (tickets are 25 cents), Healthy Kids Expo, youth talent showcase, arts and crafts, clowns, petting zoo. Benefits Boys & Girls Clubs and Kent County 4-H. Phone 398-3898.
Moving Wall committee meeting on June 17
The organizing group for The Moving Wall will meet Thursday, June 17, at 7 p.m. in Seaford. The Moving Wall will arrive in Seaford Sept. 12 and be open for public display Sept. 14-20 next to the Ross Mansion in the Seaford Industrial and Recreation Park.
The meeting will be at the City of Seaford annex building, next to City Hall on High Street where the antique fire truck is displayed. Volunteers are needed in all phases of the planning the execution of bringing The Moving Wall to Seaford.
The Moving Wall is a one-half scale replica of The Wall Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The replica travels the country to benefit, educate and help heal those who cannot travel to the nation’s capital to see the memorial. For more information, contact lead organizer Benet McCormick at the Harley-Davidson Shop of Ocean City by calling 410-629-1599 or firstname.lastname@example.org.