The 10th Annual AFRAM Festival committee is putting finishing touches on plans for the upcoming event, which will take place at Nutter Park in Seaford on Friday night, August 10th and all day Saturday, August 11th. This year's parade (10:00 am Saturday) has numerous entries and the committee is encouraging the entire community to come out for the celebration!
Laurel Youth Sports Hockey Clinic
Laurel Youth Sports Hockey Clinic for ages 8-12 years, on Thursday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m. Starts Sept. 6 for eight weeks plus one Play Day. $25 per player. Incoming 6th-9th graders, Laurel Youth Sports Hockey Camp, Aug. 20-24, 6-7:30 p.m., $35 per camper. Call Amy at 875-8620.
Fall Victorian Tea
The Seaford Historical Society's fall Victorian Tea will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Ross Mansion at 2 p.m. Jeanne Conner, chairperson for the Victorian Teas, does extensive research of Victorian era recipes in order to have a unique and different menu at each tea. She then instructs her team of volunteer cooks with the preparation of the six sweets and six savories. Margaret Alexander oversees the serving. Hostesses are in period costume adding to the ambiance of the historic mansion. Charge for the tea is $10 per person. Seating is arranged with four people at each table. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Ruthe Wainwright at 629-8765. Persons wishing to sit together should so indicate when making reservations. Seating is limited to 40 people.
Seaford Historical Society Picnic
The annual picnic for the members of the Seaford Historical Society will take place on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m. on the Ross Mansion lawn. Each family is asked to bring a vegetable, salad, or dessert. Fried chicken and beverages will be provided. The charge is $5 per person. Anyone who would like to attend but is not a member may join that evening. Membership costs $15 per individual or $25 per family. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Nancy Hickman at 629-6337 before Sept. 4. The Mansion, gift shop, slave quarters and granary will be open for self guided tours.
Greenwoood Library Workshop
Greenwood Public Library will host a free workshop "Are You Ready to Own a Business?", on Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. This workshop will provide information on Entrepreneurship Readiness and is sponsored by the Delaware Money School. Topics covered at this workshop will include:
The Greenwood Public Library is located on the corner of Market Street (Rt.16) and Mill Street just east of the railroad tracks in Greenwood. Registration or information is available online a www.delawaremoneyschool.com or by calling (302) 349-5309 or (302) 465-6870.
- Pros and cons of small business ownership.
- A self-assessment to help determine what it takes to be a business owner.
- The significance of Market Research.
- Financing your business.
- The importance of developing a Business Plan.
- Where you can go for help.
Vera Bradley Bingo
LifeCare at Lofland Park will hold a Vera Bradley Bingo on Thursday, Aug. 30, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose Lodge, located on Rt. 13A in Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 games and will feature several Vera Bradley items, including the Messenger, Bowler, Small Duffel and several other prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Several chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact Tawnya Dennis 629-3000, ext. 8452, or Melissa Sockriter 628-3000, ext. 8300.
Possum Point Yard Sale
Possum Point Players 3rd annual Yard Sale is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 11. Possum volunteers set up the sale booth outdoors and inside the main hall. Those who enjoy yard sales are invited and encouraged to visit Possum Hall on Aug. 11. The sale will take place rain or shine. It will begin promptly at 7 a.m., running until noon. Persons who wish to make a donation of items to sell are asked to bring them to Possum Hall from Aug. 4-10. It is advised to contact the theatre office at 302-856-3460 for hours. Possum Point Players can provide you with a tax deduction letter for your donation upon request. Items that will be accepted include, but are not limited to: books, bikes, toys, tech equipment, exercise equipment, music, musical instruments, household appliances, furniture and sporting goods. Clothes will be accepted in sizes from baby to young children, only. This annual event has been a fund-raiser for Possum Point Players, a non-profit community theatre, since 2005. Members and volunteers from the community donate items for the sale. All proceeds and donations go to the theatre's Capital Fund, to be used for maintenance and improvements to the Possum Hall building and grounds.
Little Miss Apple Scrapple
Join in the excitement of the second annual Little Miss Apple-Scrapple Pageant. It will be an exciting evening showcasing the talents of the local community. The pageant is open to girls between the ages of 5-8 who reside in the Woodbridge School District. Each contestant will have the opportunity to share her talent and personality. All proceeds from the pageant will benefit the Apple-Scrapple Scholarship Fund. For more information or to request an application packet contact Rita Hovermale at 337-8318 or email@example.com. Tickets for the pageant will be available at the door for $2 each.
Mystery Dinner Theater
Laurel Wesleyan Church presents a Mystery Theater Dinner, "The Case of the Show-Stopping Nun Nabber," on Oct. 18 and 19, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale, Aug. 12. Ticket prices are $20 adults, $10 students 8-18, and $5 childcare for kids seven and under. Proceeds benefit Laurel Wesleyan Youth attending an International Youth Convention. For more information and tickets call the church office at 875-5380.
Miller Family Reunion
The 23rd family reunion of Samuel and Elizabeth Miller will be at St. George's Church hall, near Laurel, Saturday, Aug. 11, at noon. Dinner will be served at 12:30 p.m. Each family should bring meat, vegetable, salad or dessert. Call 302-846-2336 for more information. Midway Lions Club, Texas Hold'em The Midway Lions Club will sponsor a Texas Hold-em on Friday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Indian River Fire House. For information call Joe Smith at 302-436-8142. Directions to Texas Hold-em at Indian River Fire House: From Rt. 113 go east on Rt. 24 to Rt. 5 turn right to fire house From Rt. 1 go west on Rt. 24 to Rt. 5 turn left to fire house. Proceeds benefit local charities for sight & hearing.
Annual Youth Fishing Tournament
American Legion Post 19, Laurel and A&K Enterprises will be holding their Annual Youth Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. till noon on Broad Creek. Prizes galore, including the Benson Family Savings Bond. There will also be snacks and sodas for the participants. Register at A&K Tackle at 201 North Central Ave., Laurel.
Longaberger Basket Bingo
The Laurel Historical Society is hosting a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Tuesday, Aug. 28 at Laurel Fire Hall. New and vintage collectible baskets. Doors open 5:30 p.m., games start at 7 p.m.; hotdogs, sodas, delicious desserts. Tickets are $20 by calling Edna Marvil 875-9427, or Linda Justice 875-4217 (leave name & phone). Reserve early and bring a friend!
Walk for Breast Cancer Drawing
Local Avon representative Renee Smith will be participating in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer this year. Tickets are being sold for a drawing to help send Smith to the event. The prize will be a 2007 Longaberger Horizon of Hope Basket with 2 pink mugs or an avon gift basket. Tickets are a donation of $5 each or three for $13 and 300 are available. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Renee Smith at 337-0352 or to just make a donation, go to www.avonwalk.org and click on Renee Smith. The drawing will take place on Sept. 15.
Get a Clue at the Library
As part of their Summer Reading Program, "Get a Clue @ the Library," the Greenwood Public Library is presenting "Mad Science Monday." Exploring water is the theme for this free session, which will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 13. It will take place at the library at 100 Mill St. in Greenwood. For further information, contact: Donna Prine Carter, at the Greenwood Public Library, 349-5309.
Eming's BBQ Chicken Dinner
Eming's BBQ Chicken Dinner, sponsored by Bethel Community House at Oak Grove, Friday, Aug. 17. Carry out only. Price $7.50. Pick up time 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., will deliver to your business if desired. For tickets or information, call 410-754-8681 or 302-337-8836, by Aug. 13.
Class of 1977 Reunion
The Laurel Senior High School Class of 1977 will be celebrating their 30th year class reunion on Oct. 20. The reunion will be held at the Laurel Fire Department's auditorium. For more information, call Susan (Tull) Collins @ 410-943-8303 or Barry Munoz at 875-7408.
Summer Camp at ECS
Summer camp at Epworth Christian School in Laurel will take place Monday through Friday and will run through Aug. 17 with registration from 8 - 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.
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 or call 302-739-1960.
Laurel Public Library Event
The library offers a variety of special-interest clubs that will 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. Mystery lovers in grades 3-6 have a "Who-Done-It-Club" that will meet on Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m. 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 book time, a book and activity time for children in grades 1-4, on Tuesdays at 2 p.m.
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. 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. To go out with a bang, ASRP participants will be invited to a murder mystery party: Survivor: The Tribal Council. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 1-302-690-2749 if you can be of any assistance.
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 email@example.com.
Delaware Equine Council Meeting
Delaware Equine Council's next meeting will be Monday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m., located at the Harrington Public Library, Harrington. All those interested in horses are welcome. A review of the State Fair, update of Mascot Contest and Scholarship Announcements. For more information contact Peggy at 629-5233.
AARP Chapter #5340 Meeting
AARP Chapter #5340 will hold a Board Meeting at 10 a.m., Aug. 27, at the Nanticoke Tribe Lodge #21, Rt 113, 1/2 mile South of 1st State Chevrolet, Georgetown. All members are encouraged to attend. For details call Cathey Betts president 856-3441.
Laurel Chamber Meetings
The Laurel Chamber of Commerce will hold a meeting On Aug. 14, at 5:30 p.m., at the Chamber office. If you were kind enough to put out signs for the July 4th celebration, please return them to the Laurel Town Hall. Thank you.
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 who is interested in Trap Pond State Park is invited to attend. For more information feel free to call 875-5153.
Seaford Widowed Persons
The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 12:15 p.m. at the Golden Corral.The planned guest speaker will be Laura Mears speaking on the new library. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.Come join us we all enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc. that we do.
L.H.S. Class of 1956 to meet
The Laurel High School Class of 1956 will hold their quarterly luncheon at the Laurel Dutch Inn in Laurel, Friday, Aug. 17, at ll:30 a.m. Members and spouses who are attending should contact Frank Calio at 875-3770.
There will be no regular meeting of H.A.P.P.E.N., (Hearns Pond Association for its Preservation, Protection, Enhancement and Naturalization)for the month of August. The next scheduled meeting will be held on Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Seaford District Library.
The agenda will cover the historical marker dedication, national wildlife community progress, Hearns Pond Dam, annexation, and traffic issues.
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.
Delaware Tech Adult Plus+ Trips
Active Seniors can broaden their horizons with a variety of upcoming trips and activities sponsored by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Ownes Campus. Travel to the Dutch Apple Diner Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. to see "Swing," watch the Philadelphia Phillies take on the Florida Marlins at Citizens Bank Park, or see Patsy Cline in concert on August 10. Also in August, tour the exhibit of King Tut or experience a performance of "Wicked" at the Hipppodome in Baltimore. On August 23, take advantage of a second trip to Philadelphia to see the Phillies take on the Dodgers. For more information on these and other Adult Plus+ offerings, or to register, call 302-856-5618.
Trip to Vermont
Methodist Manor House will host a fall trip to Vermont on Oct. 17-20. This four-day, three-night trip features a luncheon at the Trapp Family Lodge among many other exciting features. Your cost of $440 per person (double occupancy) includes lodging, most meals, motor coach transportation, all taxes and gratuities and luggage handling. To register or for more information, call Dixie Carlisle at 628-5631. Only a few seats left. Sight & Sound Theater Trip A bus trip to Sight and Sound Theater, Strasburg, (Lancaster, Pa.), for the show "In the Beginning," on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Bus will leave New Liberty Wesleyan Church at Federalsburg Road-Bridgeville Road, at 7:45 a.m. We will return at 8 p.m. Price includes show at noon, buffet luncheon at 3 p.m. at Hershey Farms Restaurant. For more information call Lorraine at 629-8928.
AARP Chapter 915 Trip
AARP Chapter 915 presents Kutsher's Country Club in the Catskill Mountains of New York State, three days-two nights, Sept. 18-20, for only $340, per person, double occupancy. $60 additional single supplement. Included in the price: Two night accommodations in super deluxe rooms at Kutsher's, two full breakfasts, two lunches and two complete dinners. For information and reservations call: 410-754-8588, Pick-up will be in Denton, Md.; or 410-822-2314, Federalsburg. Travelers insurance is available for purchase.
Sight & Sound Theater Trip
A bus trip to Sight and Sound Theater in Strasburg, Pa., to see "In the Beginning" on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Cost is $90 per person and includes show and buffet lunchen at Hershey Farms Restaurant. Bus leaves St. George's United Methodist Church near Laurel at 7 a.m. and resturns at 8 p.m. For more information call (302) 846-2301.
Senior Center's Myrtle Beach Trip
Nanticoke Senior Center's Myrtle Beach Trip on Oct. 15-20, 6 days and 5 nights, cost $790 double occupancy. Deposit of $200 is due upon signing. Final payment due no later than Sept. 7. Trip includes: A visit to the Alabama Theatre, The Carolina Opry, Brookgreen Gardens Guided Tour, Carolin Elegance Tour, and Historic Georgetown, S.C. Dinner Choices at The Parson's Table, Ryan's Seak House, and The Chestnut Hill Restaurant. All Tips and Gratuities. For information and sign-ups: call 629-4939.
Trip to Washington D.C.
The Seaford Historical Society is sponsoring a trip to the National Museum of the American Indian and the Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The bus will depart from the Sears parking lot at 7:30 a.m. and leave Washington at approximately 4 p.m. to return home. The cost is $55 for members and $70 for non-members (includes one year membership.) Reservations can be made by calling Helen Ann Smith 629-8802 before Sept. 15. AARP Chapter 1084 Trips
'Tons of Money'
The Seaford AARP 1084 is having a trip to see the comedy "Tons of Money" on Sept. 26. Cost is $60. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.
Foxwoods & Mohegan Casinos
The Seaford AARP 1084 is having a trip to Connecticut, on Oct. 8-10. We will be staying at Foxwood and visiting Mohegan Sun. Even if you don't gamble, these are must see resorts. Included are three meals plus more. The cost is $239 for three days. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.
Medieval Times Dinner Theatre
The Seaford AARP 1084 is having a trip on Oct. 14 to Hanover, Md. The bus leaves Seaford 1:30 p.m. Watch an exciting performance of knights on horses while you enjoy your dinner. Cost is $60. (Due Aug. 1.) Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.
Wheeling Festival Of Lights
Seaford AARP 1084 is accepting reservations for a 3-day bus trip to Wheeling, W.Va., Nov. 13-15 for the Festival of Lights. The trip includes two nights lodging at Wheeling Island Casino Hotel, two full course breakfasts, two dinners including a holiday dinner show, Oglebay Park festival of lights tour, Colonel Oglebay's mansion museum, Glass museum, Kruger Street toy & train museum, Winter Fantasy displays and Greyhound racing at Wheeling Island race track. Cost is $335 per person. Call Margaret Wootten at 629-7419.
Longaberger Bus Trip
Longaberger collectors will want to step aboard a bus trip to Boyd's Bear Country in Gettysburg, Pa., for the Boyd's Bear Country Basket Fest! Join Longaberger, America's premier maker of handcrafted baskets, pottery and wrought iron at the World's Most Humongous Teddy Bear Store for a fun-filled event that takes place Saturday, Aug. 18. The bus will leave from the Seaford Village Shopping Center at 6 a.m. and return at 8 p.m. The cost is $59 per person (includes motor coach transportation, snack filled Longaberger Tote and door prizes). For more information and reservations call Renee Morris (628-3539), Ruth Ann Gray (349-4344) or Michele Bell (628-8801)
VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund. Crab and Watermelon Feast Join the Friends of County Councilman Vance Phillips for a time of fun, food and family. It's the 11th Annual Crab feast and Watermelon Extravaganza. Meet some new faces and see some old friends on Aug. 25, 3 p.m. at Cypress Point, Trap Pond. There will be live music, games for the kids, and all the seafood and watermelons you can eat. Contact Karen Marvin at 302-519-8032 Visit www.vancephillips.net for more information.
Biff Lee 'Pig-Pickin'
Biff Lee, 40th District Representative, invites everyone to his 20th annual "Pig-Pickin". This event will take place at the Laurel Fire Hall on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 4 till 7 p.m. All-you-can-eat barbecued pork and all the "fixins" will be available for everyone to enjoy. Children under age 12 accompanied by an adult are free. Price is $15 and tickets are available at Richard Small Insurance, or can be purchased at the door. You may also send checks for tickets to Friends for Lee, Post Office Box 186, Bethel, DE. 19931.
First State Heritage Park to hold lantern tour
Staff of the First State Heritage Park at Dover debut a new lantern tour of the historic cemetery at Dover's First Presbyterian Church on Friday, Aug. 10 at 8:30 p.m. Participants will investigate the meanings of funerary art and pay tribute to some of Delaware's greatest leaders. The program fee is $5 for adults and $2 for children. A second tour is scheduled for Friday, August 21 at 8:30 p.m. This tour was made possible through the support of the Presbyterian Church of Dover, Ronald Sherman, chair of the church's cemetery committee, and the exhaustive research of the cemetery conducted by David Holland. Tours begin at Museum Square, located at the corner of W. North Street and Governor's Avenue. The First State Heritage Park will also offer lantern tours of the Dover Green on Aug. 17 and of Christ Church Cemetery on Aug. 24. All tours begin at 8:30 p.m., and the fee is $5 for adults and $2 for children. Tour space is limited, so call (302) 739-9194 for reservations and payment information.
S.C.O.L.D.M. invites all to Picnic & Bluegrass Concert
The Sussex County Organization to Limit Development Mistakes (S.C.O.L.D.M.) is sponsoring a picnic on Sunday, Aug. 19, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the farm-stead of Mr. and Mrs. Brohawn, one mile east of Laurel. S.C.O.L.D.M. invites all who are against the over-development of Sussex County. The tickets are $20 each ($5 children under 12) and include fried chicken, hot dogs, several side dishes, rolls and more. Quality oyster sandwiches will be sold separately. Tickets will be by RSVP only and must be prepaid by Aug. 13. Spokesman WD Whaley said everyone is welcome. "Since we organized last September we've talked with a lot of people who think this county is being over-developed. This is a fun way for all of us to get together and plan ways to continue to fight against it. We want to meet those people whose neighborhoods are being destroyed by developers and unite our opposition in a positive and pro-active way." Whaley's Corner Bluegrass Band will perform from 4 to 6 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to bring their lawn chair, blankets, coolers and friends. From Laurel, take Discountland Road east for about a mile and follow signs. To RSVP or for more information, call 875-3342 or go to www.scoldm.org