Farmers and Artisans Market Seaford's Farmers and Artisans Market will be open for the 2009 season from Saturday, June 13 to Saturday, Sept. 26 in Kiwanis Park on Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Kiwanis Park is located at the intersection of Atlanta Road and Stein Highway. We encourage local growers to join us by bringing your locally grown and/or organic fruits, vegetables, cut herbs, plants and cut flowers. For registration information, visit www.seafordmarket.vpweb.com or email or call the Market Master, Sonja Mehaffey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-245-9494.
U.S. Constitution class The Libertarian Party of Delaware is sponsoring a U.S. Constitution class at the Seaford Public Library on Wednesday, June 10, at 6:15 p.m. The free class features a one-hour DVD presentation taught by 2004 LP presidential candidate Michael Badnarik. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call Brian Shields at 302-249-5975.
- "Lights, Camera, Action." The Seaford District Library hosts "Movie Night" on Thursday, May 28, at 5:30 p.m.
- Baby Bookworms, an infant story time, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., no registration required.
- Toddler Tales story time, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., no registration required.
- 3-5 Story Time, Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Registration now required, and opens two weeks before the story time date.
- The Seaford District Library has joined IHOP to raise money for the Library. Eat a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury, Md. IHOP locations and return an itemized receipt along with a comment card to the Seaford District Library. We must have the comment cards with itemized receipts in order to receive reimbursement. The Seaford Library will receive 10% of the total receipt.
- There will be a Seaford Library Board meeting on Monday, June 9, at 6 p.m.
- "Lights, Camera, Action." The Seaford District Library hosts "Movie Night" on Thursday, June 11, at 5:30 p.m.
- The "Science and Religion" book discussion will meet on Monday, June 15 at 6 p.m.
- Starting June 24, on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., Baby Bookworms and Toddler Time are combining during the Summer Library Reading Program. For more information about library programs call 629-2524.
Rabies vaccination clinic A rabies vaccination clinic will be held Saturday, June 13, 8 to 10 a.m., at the Seaford Fire Station, rain or shine. Cash only leashes and carriers are required. Cost is $13/Rabies; $10/Distemper/Parvo. "Dr. Mike" Metzler, DVM of Four Paws, is attending vet. Sponsored by Homeless Cat Helpers, Inc.
'Send a Kid to Camp' Morning Star Publications, publishers of the Laurel Star and Seaford Star newspapers is joining the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club to help send area kids to summer camp. The "Send a Kid to Camp" project features a series of "parking lot" performances by local singer, Tony Windsor. Any business interested in hosting the performances in their store parking lot can contact Maria Motley at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club by calling 628-3789.
Blades VFC 75th anniversary Blades Volunteer Fire Company is offering a 75th Anniversary collector basket featuring a special laser engraved lid. The American Traditions Basket Company in Canal Fulton, Ohio makes the hard maple handmade baskets. Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Blades Volunteer Fire Department by buying a commemorative basket. The "Buckeye" Basket features a special laser engraved wood lid, commemorative brass tag, bicentennial weave, and plastic protector. The basket measures 6.50" x 3.75" and sells for $45 each. The American Traditions Basket Company has been a family owned business for 15 years, specializing in making hand woven American hard maple baskets, customizing each basket order for fundraisers and corporations around the country. For more information or to pre-order baskets contact James Bratten at 629-4896. Cash or checks are accepted for payment. You will be notified when your order arrives.
Seaford Historical Society raffle The Seaford Historical Society is offering a raffle featuring a day on the Nanticoke River in the Spring of 2010. This all-day excursion accommodates a party of six people on a boat ride that leaves from the Marina at Nanticoke River Marine Park in Blades, Seaford. Other festivities included with this trip are mid-morning snacks on-board ship, lunch in Vienna, Md., a self-guided walking tour of historic Vienna, a visit to the Vienna Heritage Museum and refreshments on the ride back to Seaford in the afternoon. A raffle ticket to win this trip costs only $5 or five tickets may be purchased for $20. Tickets are available at the Seaford Museum which is open Thursdays through Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., or at the Ross Mansion which is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. At other times call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828 for tickets. The drawing will take place at the Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion on Dec. 13, 2009. The income from this raffle helps with the maintenance of the Seaford Museum and the Ross Mansion.
SSA opens this weekend The Seaford Swimming Association is open for the 2009 season. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. SSA, a family-oriented pool located in a wooded setting on Craigs Mill Pond Road, is welcoming new members. Recreational swimming, picnics, swimming lessons, swim team, parties and family activities are offered throughout the summer. For more information or a membership application, call 629-8773 or visit www.swimssa.com.
Class of '98 reunion The Seaford High School Class of 1998 is planning a reunion on Friday, June 26 at the Dogfish Head Brewpub in Rehoboth Beach. For more information, email Andrea Jones at email@example.com.
TOPS open house TOPS (Take off pounds sensibly) will hold an open house on Tuesday evening, June 9, to introduce their program to anyone interested in losing weight. TOPS is a non-profit organization with an annual fee of $26. For more information, call 628-1618 or 629-8216.
Delaware Teen Challenge Do a good deed today for Delaware Teen Challenge (formerly Seaford Mission). Donate your old or unused vehicle. Get a tax write off and help someone with life controlling problems. Call Delaware Teen Challenge at 629-2559.
Laurel F.D. Auxiliary fundraiser The Laurel Fire Dept. Auxiliary is currently participating in a fund-raiser sponsored by an Avon representative called, "Bentley the Bear." This fundraiser will continue until May 31. The cost is $19.99 and the intention of this fund-raiser is to ask individuals or organizations to consider purchasing a minimum of one of these bears which can be donated to either a local fire department, police department, hospital or nursing-care facility. Contact any member of the Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary or send your check or money order payable to the Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary in the amount of $19.99 to 207 W. Tenth St., Laurel, DE 19956. Include where you would like "Bentley" donated. The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary is currently seeking new members. Anyone interested in joining, contact any current member of the auxiliary or contact the Laurel Fire Department at 875-3081.
American Legion Auxiliary Laurel American Legion Auxiliary is offering two - $1,000 scholarships. Applications can be picked up at the office of Laurel High School.
Annual ALS walk The Laurel Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society is hosting its First Annual ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease walk on Saturday, May 30. It is an hour walk and can be done at any time between 9 and 11 a.m. The walk will be held at the Laurel Middle School's hockey field. There is no registration fee; the formation of teams is encouraged. There is a minimum donation of $50 per team.Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. It is a terminal illness that affects as many as 30,000 people annually. For more information contact Amy Handy or Kim Ralph at the Laurel Middle School, 875-6110.
'Fish'n for Sight' The Laurel Lions are getting ready for the 2nd annual "Fish'n For Sight" Tournament, June 6. Getting sponsors to pledge their support is necessary to enter the tournament. One completed pledge sheet will enter two people to fish, one of the two must be an adult. Information and pledge sheets are available at Laurel Petroleum or A & K Enterprises by the bridge, or any Laurel Lion. The tournament on June 6 is a free fishing day in Delaware, which means no license is needed, in addition to the free fishing license a free lunch will be for all fishermen with completed pledge sheets. There also will be prizes, fishing rods, tackle boxes, and trophies. All prizes based on the biggest fish. The tournament will take place at Johnny Janosik Park, June 6, 8 a.m. Rain or Shine.
AARP Driver Course An AARP Driver Safety Course will be held at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on Monday, June 8. This refresher course will be held from 12:30 until 4:30 p.m. and the cost is $12 per AARP member and $14 for non-members. You must register in advance and have had the AARP Driver Safety Course within the last three years to take the refresher course. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a deduction on the liability portion of their automobile insurance. To register, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
Budgeting workshop Samuel F. Slabaugh Sr., a certified financial planner professional, of EST Financial Group will present a one hour budgeting workshop at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on Tuesday, June 9 at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
Library hosts AED training In observance of National CPR and AED Week, the Greenwood Public Library will host a free informational program regarding the use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on Wednesday, June 3, at 1 p.m. Presented by Camille Simpson of the American Red Cross, the purpose of the presentation is to familiarize participants with the AED so that they will be confident and prepared to use one in the event of a cardiac arrest situation. Preregistration is helpful but not required. For questions, call Robin at 349-5309. The Greenwood Library is located on Route 16 in Greenwood, just east of the railroad tracks.
'Maintain Your Brain' program Are you concerned about the possibility of Alzheimer's in your future or that of a family member? The good news is that there are things you can do to keep your brain healthier as you age. These steps can not prevent Alzheimer's, but they can ward it off for a significant length of time. On Thursday, June 4, at 3 p.m., at the Greenwood Public Library, Jamie Magee of the Alzheimer's Association will share the positive steps you can take in the informative program "Maintain Your Brain." The program is free and open to all. Preregistration is helpful but not required. For questions, call Robin at 349-5309.
Coffee with Dave State Rep. Dave Wilson (R-Cedar Creek Hundred) will hold a coffee meeting in Greenwood on Monday, June 1 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Smith Family Restaurant located on U.S. 13S, north of the intersection with Route 16. "Cup of Coffee with Dave" meetings are intended to give residents of the 35th District a regular chance to speak with their state representative over a free cup of coffee and pastry. "Considering we're heading into the last month of the 2009 legislative session, I expect there will be a lot to talk about," Rep. Wilson said. Rep. Wilson will meet at Jimmy's Grille in Bridgeville on Wednesday, June 10 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
Book discussion group On Tuesday, June 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Greenwood Library's Bound by Books discussion group will discuss the book, The Witness, by bestselling author Dee Henderson. The discussion will be held in the library meeting room and is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served. To obtain a copy of the book, drop by the Greenwood Public Library or call Robin Miller at 302-349-5309.
Living well course offered Anyone living with heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and other chronic diseases will benefit from a free six-week course on self management of chronic disease, which will be held at the Greenwood Cheer Center. Barbara Tucker, Community Education coordinator for Delaware Hospice, will conduct the course, entitled "Living Well," which will meet on June 17 and every Wednesday until July 29, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required by June 15. To register, call Susan Welch, 349-5237.
Summer Reading Program The Greenwood Public Library's adult summer reading club, "Book a Summer Getaway @ Your Library," is June 8 through Aug. 17. The summer reading club is open to anyone 18 years and older or those who have graduated from high school. To participate, register at the Greenwood Library and start reading or listening to your favorite books. Entry slips are filled out for each book; these entry slips enter you in weekly prize drawings and a grand prize drawing on Aug. 17. In addition, $1 worth of fine forgiveness will be granted for each week's participation. For more information, contact the Greenwood Library at 302-349-5309.
Yard-Bake-Craft Sale Todd's Chapel, Greenwood, will hold a Stimulus Package, Yard-Bake-Craft Sale on May 30 (rain or shine) beginning at 7 a.m. Hundreds of items, new and used: master bakers table, garden plants, clothing, hand-woven baskets, hand stitched totes and handbags, hand-crochet kitchen helpers, cemetery silks, brands (Longaberger & others), some furniture. Follow signs on Rt. 16 to Todd's Chapel or (if rain) Todd's Community Center.
Visit to Salisbury Zoo The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will visit the Salisbury Zoo on Friday, June 19. We will leave the center at 10 a.m. and the zoo at 2 p.m. Cost, which is $4 for members and $6 for non-members, includes transportation and a picnic lunch. The public is invited to attend. For reservation or more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
Beginning computer classes Visit the Greenwood Public Library every Wednesday afternoon from 3 to 4 p.m. and learn the basics of a mouse and keyboard in a relaxed atmosphere. Registration is required, so call 349-5309 or come by the library to sign up.
Scrapbook classes Scrapbooking classes will be held at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on the first & third Thursdays, each month from 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Join us at the center for free scrapbooking classes in June. July classes are $3 each class. For more information call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
Craft supply swap The Craft Supply Swap at the Greenwood Public Library on Thursday, June 18, at 6:30 pm. There is no charge for this event. For questions, please call 349-5309. The Greenwood Public Library is located at 100 Mill St., just east of the railroad tracks in Greenwood.
Wii Fit at CHEER Center Wii Fit Exercise begins this month on Mondays and Thursdays at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center, 41 Schulze Road in Greenwood. Wii Fit is a combination of fitness and fun. By playing a little every day, you can work toward personal goals of better health and fitness. To begin training or for more information call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
Friends fundraiser 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 reciept to the comment card and drop it off at The Bridgeville Library, Bridgeville Town Hall, or The Providence Sales Cottage at Heritage Shores. For more information, call Pat McDonald at 337-7192.
Public Hearing The Board of Trustees of the Bridgeville Public Library invites the community to a public hearing to discuss the future of the current library facility on Thursday May 28, at 7 p.m. at St. Mary's Parish Hall. For more information call Karen Johnson, Director at 302-337-7401
Mt. Calvary UMC events Mt. Calvary UMC in Bridgeville will host the following events: Saturday, June 6, 8 to 10 a.m., All u can eat pancake and sausage breakfast fundraiser at Applebee's. Breakfast sponsored by Atmosphere of Praise Choir with proceeds benefiting Atmosphere of Praise Ministries and Mission Trip to Africa for Stacy Waters-Hall. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, juice, tea or coffee. Cost is $5 per person. For tickets, contact Stacy at 302-228-7884, Pat at 302-245-8969 or Ginger at 302-542-5752.
Twilight Cheerleading Camp Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council is sponsoring a Twilight Cheerleading Camp from Monday, June 8 to Thursday, June 11 at Delmar Middle/High School from 6 to 8 p.m., for girls in kindergarten through fifth grade. The Delmar High School Varsity Cheerleading Squad will be the instructors for the clinic. The cost is $25 per girl and financial assistance is available. You do not have to be a Girl Scout to register. For details call Pat Lewis at 410-742-5107 or 800-374-9811, ext. 26.
Chinese Auction Georgetown AARP 5340 will host a Chinese Auction at the Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown, on Monday, June 1, at 11 a.m. There will be many wonderful items to choose from. Call Pat at 856-6178 or 542-6171 for more information.
Heritage Day in Harrington The city of Harrington extends an invitation to all those who would like to participate in its 31st Annual Heritage Day celebration on Saturday, August 28. That includes exhibitors, crafts demonstrators and vendors offering food and other merchandise who would like to reserve space for the day. Planners are also looking for anyone who would like to join the parade - individual marchers, groups, floats, organizations, vehicles, bands and others. For information or entries, call Bill Falasco, Harrington Parks & Recreation, 398-7975.
Strikes for St. Jude Kids The first "Cat Coutry/Dr. Pepper Strikes for St. Jude Kids" Bowling Tournament is Sunday, June 28 from noon to 2 p.m. at Millsboro Lanes on Mitchell Street in Millsboro. All proceeds benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Bowling enthusiasts and businesses are encouraged to form a four-person team and raise a minimum of $50 per bowler ($200 per team). Corporate partnerships are also available. Teams will receive a game of bowling with free shoe rental, free food and drinks courtesy of Dr. Pepper, a chance to win door prizes, and more. There will also be a Chinese Auction table and 50/50 raffle drawings. To sign up your team or to find out more, call 410-219-2500.
Millsboro Kiwanis to host dance The Kiwanis Club of Greater Millsboro will host a dance on Saturday, June 20 at the Millsboro Fire Hall, on State Street in downtown Millsboro, from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person at the door. A wide variety of music will be provided by D.J. Jennifer, as well as two dance instruction sessions during the evening. The event is B.Y.O.B., and will include a 50/50 drawing. Snacks will also be available. Must be 21 or older to attend. Proceeds from the event will benefit Kiwanis programs for local children and youth. For more information, call 302-934-8424 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ruritan Club All-you-can-eat Sunday breakfast buffet served by the Galestown Ruritan Club, on the fourth Sunday of each month October to June, from 7-10 a.m. Cost is $7 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.
Seaford AARP trips offered Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 is offering the following trips, all open to the public. All trips leave from Peebles parking lot in Seaford. July 1 - Dutch Apple Dinner Theater in Lancaster, Pa. to see a show called "Singin'in the Rain." Bus leaves at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $79. September 2 - Rainbow Dinner Theater in Paradise, Pa. to see "Uncle Chick's Last Wish," a comedy that will keep you laughing the entire show. His last wish includes ashes scattered on his favorite beach, which happens to be a nude beach. Bus leaves 7:30 a.m. Cost: $70. September 12-18 Mackinac Island, Michigan. Your first stay will be in Frankenmuth with a guided tour around town to show points of interest. There will be a visit to Christmas Wonderland after the tour, then the ferry across to Mackinac Island where you will have a carriage tour around the island, including a stop off at Arch Rock before being dropped off at the Grand Hotel for a buffet lunch. Next stop is Saulte St. Marie to have a boat ride thru the Soo Locks before exploring the town and ending the day at the Kewadin Casinio. Cost: $790pp double. October 16 - Strasburg, Pa. Enjoy lunch on board the train and then enjoy time back at the railroad museum before departing for home. Bus leaves 8:30 a.m. Cost: $69. November 16-20 - Ashville, North Carolina to visit the Biltmore Estates at Christmas. A candlelight dinner at Deerpark, on the grounds and then a candlelight tour of the Biltmore.Visit the farms, winery and the grounds. A Christmas show at the Carolina Dinner Theater and also at the Wohlfahrt Dinner Theater. Visit Chimney Rock Park, Moose Cafe'at the Farmers Market, the Smith McDowell House and a bus tour of Ashville, N.C. Bus leaves 7 a.m. Cost: $589pp double. For more information on any of these trips, contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.
Rails & Trails Escorted motor-coach trip to Waterville Valley, New Hampshire sponsored by the Seaford WPS, Sept. 21-24. Four days and three nights - cost $639 per person, includes lodging, three breakfasts, three dinners, entertainment, cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee, Castle in the clouds, Rock Estates, Mt. Washington Cog Railway, dinner on Lake Winnipesaukee Railroad, Wolfeboro Village, all gratuities, taxes and baggage handling. For additional information contact Frances Horner at 629-4416.
Branson trip Nanticoke Senior Center and Curran Travel are providing a trip to Branson on Tuesday, Oct. 13, to Wednesday, Oct. 21. The trip includes: round trip Motorcoach transportation, eight nights accommodations, great sightseeing tours, admission to nine great shows including Mickey Gilley, Lee Greenwood & the Bellamy Brothers, and Shoji Tabuci. Cost is $1,075 per person-double occupancy, $1,355 single occupancy. A $200 deposit is required. Call the center for more information, 629-4939.
Bethel UMC trip Sailors Bethel United Methodist Church is sponsoring a trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C. to attend Gaitherfest with Bill and Gloria Gaither. Prices: single, $750; double, $575 per person (2 in a room); triple, $525 per person (3 in a room); quad, $525 per person (4 in a room). Deposit of $150 per couple with booking, $75 for single. Tour includes: Thursday, Oct. 1, arrive in Myrtle Beach, S.C. at the Beach Cove Resort. Dinner at Chestnut Hill Restaurant. Friday, Oct. 2, Breakfast buffet at the hotel, Myrtle Beach Low Country Tour, shopping at Broadway at the Beach. Return to hotel to freshen up and at 6 p.m. go to Gaitherfest show at the Convention Center. Sunday, Oct. 4, breakfast buffet at the hotel and return for home. All included in prices above. Deposit of $150 per couple with booking; $75 for single. Includes three Gaither concerts. Call 302-875-5448 for more information.
Embroiders' Guild The Sussex Chapter of Embroiders' Guild meets on the second Monday of the month - Sept. through June at 10 a.m. at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. We welcome all levels of stitchers from beginner to advanced. For more information call 410-208-9386.
Delaware Equine Council The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council is Monday, June 15 at 7 p.m. at the Harrington Public library. Everyone who is interested in the welfare of horses is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Stan 302-684-3966 or Peggy 302-629-5233.
Libertarian Party meeting The Libertarian Party of Delaware will hold a meeting at the Laurel Public Library at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Brian Shields at 302-249-5975.
Bridgeville Library The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will meet on Tuesday, June 2, at the St. Mary's Episcopal Church William St. Bridgeville at 6:30 p.m. The opening of the new Bridgeville Library is just a few short months away. Updates on the construction progress will be discussed. For more more information call Ruth Skala at 337-3678.
SCCOR to meet SCCOR, Sussex County Community Organized Regiment, will meet on Thursday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pavillion at American Legion Post 28, Oak Orchard, in Millsboro. The main speaker is Nicole Theis, president of the Delaware Family Policy Council. For more information, contact Eric Bodenweiser at 856-9395 or email@example.com.
Republican Committee meeting Sussex County Republican Committee's monthly meeting is Monday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Del Tech (theater) in Georgetown. Former Maryland Governor Bob Ehrlich will be the speaker. A question and answer session will follow Ehrlich's remarks. For more information, contact the Sussex County GOP at 302-856-6323.
Young Republicans The Sussex County Young Republicans will meet on Thursday, May 28 at the law offices of Tunnell and Raysor located at 30 E. Pine St. in Georgetown (behind the County Administration Building; park behind the building). The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. All young Americans ages 13-29 are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Monet Smith at 302-875-7384.
39th District Democrats The 39th District Democrats will hold their monthly meeting on June 18, at Pizza King in Seaford. Join us in welcoming guest speaker, Pat Ewing, the new Sussex County Democratic chairperson. There will be a "Meet & Greet" at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m.
Georgetown AARP Join Georgetown AARP Chapter 5340 at their monthly luncheon meetings held on the first Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Sussex Pines Country Club. For details contact: Dee Richards at 302-841-5066.