Seaford Heritage Days Re-live the rich history of Seaford and western Sussex County from the days of the area's first natives, to the arrival of John Smith and the English explorers, divided loyalties during the Civil War, to present day during "Seaford Heritage Days," Memorial Day weekend, May 23, 24 and 25. Crafters, food vendors, artisans and living historians are invited to meet the public and sell their wares during this three-day event at the Governor Ross Plantation in Seaford. For information, contact Paula Gunson at the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce 629-9690 or 800-416-GSCC
DDOA gives grant for the arts The Nanticoke River Arts Council has received a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts (DDOA) for members to attend the National Convention of Americans for the Arts to be held in Philadelphia in June. This local organization of area artists and friends is grateful for this opportunity to expand its knowledge to bring the arts to the community. The organization began in April 2007 and has participated in numerous local events with Art in the Park (Kiwanis Park) being the most recent and Heritage Days upcoming this month. Currently artist mediums include pastels, oils, acrylics, watercolors, glass, wood, jewelry making, miniature lighthouses, and photography. For more information about the Nanticoke River Arts organization, contact Christina Darby at 629-4321 or Lisa Massey at 629-2444.
Breakfast cafe VFW 4961 breakfast cafe, open Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund.
Babies and toddlers stay & play The 'Parents as Teachers' (PAT) stay & play - parents and children (birth to age four) are invited to play together, listen to a story, learn new songs and finger plays, and network with other families. No registration required. Sessions are Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Seaford Dept. of Parks & Recreation (SDPR), 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford. Parent educator, Cris Henderson. Call Anna Scovell at 856-5239 for more information.
Big yard sale Saturday, May 24 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Village of Cool Branch in Seaford, will hold their Big Yard Sale. There will be refreshments and a delicious bake sale going on at the same time. Come and bring your friends and neighbors to 100 Hitch Pond Circle (off Concord Rd.) and a right on Firetower Rd.
Yard sale and silent auction A yard sale at 7 a.m. and silent auction at 11 a.m. will be held on Saturday, May 24, at Harvest Christian Church, 8697 Ockels Road, Seaford. New and like-new items; good stuff cheap. For more information, www.harvestchristianchurch.net.
Historical Marker at Hearn's Pond Dedication of a Delaware Archives Historic Marker to recognize Hearn's Pond as a site of historical significance in the state of Delaware will take place on Saturday, May 24, at 1 p.m., at the Hearn's Pond Dam in Seaford. Hearn's Pond residents past and present and interested parties are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
May Fair Nanticoke Senior Center May Fair will be held May 28, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join in the fun for our May Fair. We will have crafts, yard sale items and baked goods. Any questions call 629-4939.
Seaford District Library events The Seaford Library will be having "Movie Night" on May 22, starting at 5:30 p.m. We provide the movie and the refreshments; all you need to do is take a seat and enjoy the show. The Christian Writers Group "Vines and Vessels" will meet on Saturday, May 24, in the meeting room from 9 a.m.-noon. The library will be closed on Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day. We will be open for our regular business hours on Tuesday, May 27. There will be a board meeting on Tuesday, May 27, starting at 5 p.m. The Science and Religion book discussion group will meet at the library on Thursday, May 28, starting at 6 p.m. The book being discussed is "Doubt" by Jennifer Michael Hecht. The Teen Summer Reading Program will be held from June 12, to July 31. Teens who have completed sixth through 12th grades may sign up starting on June 12th at 12:30 p.m. Registration for the Children's Summer Reading Program, "Catch the Reading Bug," at your Library, starts June 16, at 10 a.m. Do you have health concerns? Confusing lab reports? Visit the Seaford District Library the second Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet with Linda Leonard, Consumer Health Librarian for Sussex County. Due to the Summer Reading Program, the times for "Mother Goose on the Loose" and "Lap Sit" will be changing. We will not be having "Mother Goose on the Loose" and starting June 17, "Lap Sit" will be on Tuesdays for ages 0 to 3 at 10:30 a.m.
Golf tournament The Nanticoke Rotary Seaford golf tournament is scheduled for a Shotgun Start at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, May 30, at the Seaford Golf & Country Club. This year's tournament proceeds will be used to perform much-needed repairs and maintenance on the two Rotary Houses located on Market Street in Seaford. The units in the houses provide transitional housing for four families for up to 90 days while they work to re-establish themselves back into a life of self-sufficiency. For more information contact Donald Hollenbeck 628-9900, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vera Bradley & Longaberger basket bingo The Seaford Lioness will be holding a Vera Bradley & Longaberger basket bingo on Thursday, June 12, at the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford. Games, raffles, door prizes and food available. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, or $25 at the door. Purchase a ticket at Cut-N-Up Family Salon, or by calling a Lioness at 628-9290 or 629-8171.
Fitness classes Fitness classes will be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at St. John's UMC Fellowship Hall in Seaford. Beginners to intermediate participants are welcome to try a free class to see if it meets your needs. For more information or to register call AFAA certified fitness professional Carol Lynch at 629-7539.
SHS 1958 class reunion The Seaford High School Class of 1958 will be holding their 50th class reunion on May 30, 31 and June 1. If you have information on addresses for the following classmates, call Sally (Hann) Van Schaik at 629-0619. Walter Sirman, Madeline Meding Hurley, Patricia Lloyd Robinson, Woody Jones, Beverly Hoagland Murray, Judy Friedel Timmons, Connie Crockett Hastings, George Bell, Joan Cordrey Eckert.
Preschoolers story time Parents, caregivers and children ages two to five are invited to enjoy stories, songs, poetry, art, science, math, music and fun at the Laurel Public Library's preschool story time. Story time is held every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the library at 875-3184.
Yard sale Rock Church of Laurel located at 3032 Seaford Road, will hold a yard sale on May 31, starting at 7 a.m. Table rentals are $15. Call Crystal at 349-5452 after 5 p.m.
Charity chicken BBQ Charity Chicken Barbecue, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 7, at Dickerson's Produce Stand, U.S. 13 northbound, just south of Laurel. Dinner platters $6.50 -- includes half chicken, baked beans, pickle and roll. Benefits Christ United Methodist Church of Laurel. For more information, call 875-4233.
Yard and bake sale A yard and bake sale will be held on Saturday, May 31, starting at 7 a.m., at Victory Tabernacle Church of God, Laurel, Rt. 13A, 28161 Seaford Road. Information call 877-0443 or 629-6751. Pulled pork platters, hot dogs and drinks will be available. Rain date will be June 7.
Homemade ice cream sale Mt. Zion Methodist Church, located on 13A between Laurel and Seaford, will be hosting a homemade ice cream sale on Saturday, May 24. Flavors include vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, banana, and pineapple. Advanced orders may be reserved by calling 875-3055 or 629-7110.
Car wash, bake sale, yard sale The Class of 2011 at Laurel High School will be holding a car wash/bake sale/yard sale on Saturday, May 24. This event will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Laurel Nazarene Church located at 100 Walnut St. in Laurel. The location is just off North Central Avenue and is next to Adkins & Son Lawn and Garden. Class members will be raising money for prom and senior expenses. Come support the Class of 2011.
LHS class of '87 The LHS class of '87 is hoping to hold its 20th year reunion this June. The planning committee is trying to locate class members. If you have contact information or would like to help plan the reunion, contact Michele Procino-Wells at email@example.com or 628-4140.
Memorial Day chicken barbecue The Laurel Ruritans will be holding their annual Memorial Day chicken barbecue on Saturday, May 24, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., in the parking lot of O'Neal's Antiques, on Duel 13 in Laurel and the cost is only $6 per platter.
Dinner Gala The Johnny Janosik Charitable Events 2nd annual Dinner Gala will feature Joe Conklin a well known Philadelphia comedian/impersonator of 1,000 voices of famous celebrities at a dinner to benefit the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club of Laurel, Saturday, May 31, at the Laurel Fire Hall beginning at 6 p.m. The annual golfing tournament will be held at the Heritage Shores Golf Club in Bridgeville Sept. 18. For ticket information for the dinner and golf tournament phone 302-875-3333 or visit their website www.johnnyjanosikcharitygolf.com.
Yard sale Christ the Cornerstone Community Church, corner of 13A and Bethel Road, will hold a yard sale on May 24, beginning at 7 a.m. till? Baked goods, sandwiches. Call 875-8150 for table availability.
IHOP family night The friends of the Bridgeville Library have another delicious fundraiser to promote. All you have to do is enjoy a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury IHOP locations, any day, any meal. Take and fill out the comment card; staple your receipt to the comment card and drop it off at the Bridgeville Library, Bridgeville Town Hall, or the Providence Sales Cottage in Heritage Shores. For more information, call Pat McDonald at 337-7192.
Memorial Day celebration The Town of Bridgeville will host a Memorial Day celebration on Monday, May 26, 9:30 a.m., at the Veterans Memorial in the Bridgeville Cemetery. Join us for this special recognition of our veterans.
CHEER dinner club Join us at the Greenwood CHEER Center every Wednesday evening, for our weekly dinner club 5 p.m-7 p.m. The CHEER Greenwood Center is located at 12713 Sussex Highway, Greenwood, and the public is welcomed. Each week there will be a delicious dinner offered for the price of $5 per person for individuals over 60+ years. For more information call the center at 349-5237 or visit the CHEER website at www.cheerde.com
Greenwood Spring Festival The Greenwood Mennonite School will be holding its 22nd annual Greenwood Spring Festival on Saturday, June 7, on the school grounds in Greenwood. All-you-can-eat breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Hundreds of items, including fresh-made foods, chicken barbeque, pork barbeque, seafood, including crab cakes, baked goods, milkshakes, handcrafted items, books, plants, crafts; plus a petting zoo, children's games, a quilting demonstration, a white elephant booth, and more. Activities include spring festival auction, volleyball and softball tournaments, and helicopter rides. All proceeds from the festival benefit the Greenwood Mennonite School. For more information, contact Kevin Troyer at 422-0745.
Beef, Pork & Beer fundraiser Greenwood Volunteer Fire Co. will host a Beef, Pork &a Beer fundraiser to benefit one of our own with medical expenses, Chief Tommy Jones. Saturday, June 14, from 2 p.m.-midnight. Tickets are $25 per person at the door, or $20 in advance. Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company is located at 112611 Sussex Highway, P.O. Box 1, Greenwood, DE 19950. Featuring: DJ Bullet; dunkin' booth; silent auction, 2-6 p.m. (checks or cash only); live music: The 5:01 Band, 8 p.m.-midnight; cash bar; 50/50 raffle. For tickets contact: David Sapp 349-4529 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Olympics The Delmar Lions Club is selling a Longaberger basket with the Delmar's school colors of blue and orange around the rim for $49. There is also a wildcat lid for $30 that can be purchased. All proceeds go to sponsored projects. For information, call Mildred Riley 846-3846.
Delmar Church of God sandwich sale A sandwich sale will be held Saturday, May 24, from 9 a.m. at Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, Rt. 13 North and Dorthy Road (3 miles north of MD/DE State Line). It will feature: oyster, crab cake and soft crab sandwiches, chicken salad sandwiches, cheese steak subs, hamburgers, hot dogs and homemade ice cream. Baked goods for sale, a yard sale and a car wash will also take place. Call 875-7824 with questions.
SURROUNDING AREAS: Casino night Casino night to benefit nonprofit Delaware Hospice will be held on Friday, May 30, at Rehoboth Convention Center from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Local celebrity dealers will provide an entertaining evening of black jack, texas hold'em, roulette, and poker. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling Peggy Dolby, 800-838-9800, or emailing email@example.com. For more information go to www.delawarehospice.org.
'A Bit of Broadway' The Sussex County Republican Women's Club presents "A Bit of Broadway" to be held on Friday, June 13, at the Baywood Country Club, Long Neck. The event will begin at 7 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and prizes. Curtain time is 8 p.m. The cost is $45 per person. For more information, visit the Sussex County Republican Women's Club website at www.SCRWC.net or call 945-1816. Reserve a ticket no later than June 1.
Chinese auction Georgetown AARP #5340 will be hosting a chinese auction at the Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown, on Monday, June 2, at noon. For more information, call Pat at 856-6178 or 542-6171. To dine, call Anita at 856-6215, to make your reservation. May 28 is the deadline. The auction will benefit the scholarship fund.
Ruritan Club breakfast buffet All-you-can-eat Sunday breakfast buffet served by the Galestown Ruritan Club, on the fourth Sunday of each month October to June 7-10 a.m. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 children 6-12 years, at The Galestown (Md) Community Hall, 5833 School House Road. Buffet features blueberry pancakes, eggs, scrapple, sausage, creamed chipped beef, biscuits, potato casserole, hominy, fruit cup, and sticky buns. This month it will be held May 25.
S.C. Republican Women's Club The May meeting of the Sussex County Republican Women's Club will be held on Wednesday, May 28, at the Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown. The business meeting will begin at 10:45 a.m. to be followed by lunch and a speaker. The speaker for this meeting will be Jan Ting. Mr. Ting is a Professor at Temple University, where he teaches courses on national security, taxation and immigration law. His topic for us will be: "How much are illegal immigrants costing you?" A reminder that the club will be holding their annual fund raising event, "A Bit Of Broadway", on Friday, June 13 at the Baywood Clubhouse. Tickets will be available at the meeting. The cost of lunch will be $15 and reservations should be made by May 22. To make reservations call Kathy Vengazo at: 302-539-4757. For more information about the club and club activities see the club web site at: SCRWC.net.
SHS Alumni Assoc. board meeting The SHS Alumni Assoc will hold its executive board meeting on Thursday, June 5, beginning at 7 p.m. in the downtown Seaford Museum. If you have any questions please call Donna Hastings Angell at 629-8077
SCWDC meeting June 19 The Sussex County Women's Democrat Club dinner meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. on June 19, at the Sussex Pines Country Club, in Georgetown. Featured speaker will be Dr. Everett Toomey, Jr., educator. Dinner will cost $13 per person. For details and reservations, call Thelma Monroe, president, at 934-9716.
Trap Pond Partners meets Trap Pond Partners (a volunteer non-profit organization) meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Bald Cypress Nature Center at Trap Pond State Park, Laurel. We are always looking for new members and ideas to improve our state park. To learn more, visit www.trappondpartners.com.
Orchid Hobbyists meet Orchid Hobbyists of Delmarva will meet on the third Sunday of each month September through June, from 2-5 p.m. Come join our group with a common interest in all things orchid. There will be lectures, demonstrations, slide shows, cultural information and question and answer sessions. Everyone is welcome from beginners to experienced growers. Annual membership is $15 per family. For more information, contact either: Luther Shultz 410-341-6058, or Mary Jo Marshall 410-822-3941.
Knitting Guild meets All Knitters: The "Sea Purls" Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Cheer Center in Georgetown on the corner of Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road. For more details call Joyce Smirk, Secretary, 302-732-6495. Lunch available.
July 4th meetings Laurel July 4th meetings are set for the following days: June 2, June 9, June 16, June 23 and June 30. They begin at 5 p.m. and are held at the Laurel Chamber Office.
Marine Corps meeting The Marine Corps League meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin in Seaford.
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 second Monday of the month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. 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.
Coast Guard Auxiliary 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.
Laurel Senior Center Day trips June 2 - A day in Ocean City, leaving at 9:30 a.m. June 26 - Smith Island Cruise, luncheon at Bayside Restaurant. July 18 - Choptank Riverboat Luncheon Cruise at Suicide Bridge in East New Market. If interested you must have reservations, call 875-2536 for further information.
Senior Center trips Nanticoke Senior Center's Nashville and Memphis trip will take place on Sunday, Sept. 14 to Saturday Sept. 20. Cost is $850 double occupancy. Some of the sights you will see are Graceland, Grand Olé; Opry, and Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum. For information call 629-4939. Trip includes motor coach transportation, tip for bus driver, snacks from center and dinner theatre. Nanticoke Senior Center's Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre Trip presents "Foot Loose" on Thursday, June 26, matinee in Lancaster, Pa. Cost is $70 members, $75 non-members.
Bus trip to Jamaica, Queens A bus trip to Jamaica, Queens, N.Y., on Saturday, Aug. 16, from Big Lots, Seaford. Bus will leave at 5 a.m. Departure from New York, 5 p.m. Price $50, flat rate. For information contact Sister Paris Twyman, at 410-754-9135.
Fall trip to Hamptons Methodist Manor House in Seaford will host a fall trip to the Hamptons in New York on Oct. 1. This three day, two night tour planned by White Star Tours is a "Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous" tour. Cost of $399 per person/double occupancy includes lodging, most meals, tours, motor-coach transportation and much more. For more information call Dixie Carlisle at 628-5631. Sign up deadline is June 1.
AARP Chapter #915 trips New York Day Trip - May 24, cost $42 per person. Call 410-754-8588 Colorado, June 20-30, cost is $879 per person. Call 410-822-2314. Branson, Mo - Sept. 13-20, cost is $875 per person. Call 410-822-2314. New England/Vermont, NH, Boston and Salem, Oct. 13-19, cost is $1085 double, and $1335 single. Call 410-673-7856. Myrtle Beach - Nov. 10-13, cost $430 per person. Call 410-754-8588.
Adult Plus+ June trips & activities Seniors can take advantage of a variety of trips and activities offered by the Adult Plus + program in June at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. On June 3, attend the Phillies vs. Cincinnati Reds game. On June 12, enjoy a lively tour of historic Philadelphia homes in the "Fairmont Park House Tour." On June 18, a biblical story is brought to life in "Abraham and Sarah - A Love Story" at Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. On June 25, view the musical "Gypsy" in Ardentown. "Adult Plus+ Woodcarvers Club" meetings are from June 23 to Nov. 24. Take a basic drawing skills course from June 4 to July 9. Attend the Statewide Senior Art Awards Luncheon on June 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Socialize and make new friends by attending the Adult Plus+ Couples Club on June 12 or the Adult Plus+ Mixed Singles Club on June 18 as well as the Adult Plus+ Summer Picnic on June 19. On June 26, share your views of current events from 1 to 3 p.m. then treat yourself at the ice cream social at 3 p.m. For more information about Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ program at 856-5618.
Seaford AARP Chapter #1084 trips Tuesday, June 24 - Annapolis Naval Academy, lunch and cruise. A guided tour of the academy and lunch (included) at Phillip's Restaurant. Time for shopping before boarding the Harbor Queen for a cruise of the harbor. Cost $64. Wednesday, July 23 - Rainbow Dinner Theater in Paradise, pa. to see a comedy, "Hold That Thought." Total cost: $67. Wednesday, Sept. 24 - Spirit of Norfolk lunch cruise and then tour Nauticus, National Maritime Center, The Battleship Wisconsin and The Hampton Roads Naval Museum. Cost is $78. Monday-Thursday, Oct. 13-16 - New Hampshire White Mountains. Stay in Laconia, N.H. Visit Franconia Notch State Park, Chutter's Store, Sugar Hill Sampler, Harman's Cheese & Country Store. Visit Wolfebore for some shopping and tour Hampshire Pewter. Lunch on board the Lake Winnipesaukee scenic railroad. Cruise across the lake on a 230-foot ship to Mt. Washington. Cost: $650 per person double occupancy. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.