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.
Seaford Historical Society picnic The annual picnic for members of Seaford Historical Society will be held on Sunday, June 28, at the VFW Banquet Hall on Middleford Road at 6 p.m. Each family is asked to bring a covered dish of vegetable, salad or dessert. 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 $20 per person or $35 per family. Reservations are required and must be made before June 22 by calling Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788.
Seaford Library "Be Creative @ Your Library" this summer and explore the worlds of music, dance, art, books and more. The 2009 Summer Reading Program is open to young people from birth to entering the sixth grade. Registration for the Reading Program starts on Monday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with make and take crafts. All programs are open to the public and free of charge.
- Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. starting June 24, Baby Bookworms and Toddler Time are combining during the Summer Library Reading Program.
- "Be Creative @ Your Library" presents "Strike up the Band" Instrument Petting Zoo on Thursday, June 25 at 1 p.m.
- "Express Yourself @ Your Library" presents "Xtream Photography Part 1" on Thursday, June 25 at 3:30 p.m.
- The Seaford District Library has joined IHOP in an effort to raise money for the Library. All you have to do is eat a meal at Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth or Salisbury 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 the reimbursement. The Seaford Library will receive 10% of the total receipt.
- "Be Creative @ Your Library" will be showing "Ratatouille" on Monday, June 29 at 1 p.m. This movie is Rated PG.
- "Be Creative @ Your Library" presents "Family Comedy Jam" presented by the Delaware Comedy Theatre on Tuesday, June 30 at 6:30 p.m.
- Baby Bookworms and Toddler Time is Wednesday, July 1 at 10:30 a.m.
- "Be Creative @ Your Library" hosts "Don't Wait, Create" with Entertainer Bruce Fite on Thursday, July 2 at 1 p.m.
- "Express Yourself @ Your Library" presents "Xtream Photography Part 2" on Thursday, July 2 at 3:30 p.m.
'Books and Birdies' Golf Classic Seaford Library and Cultural Center: The 1st Annual "Books and Birdies" Golf Classic will be held at the Seaford Golf & Country Club on Friday, July 24. The cost is $125 per player and includes use of the driving range with range balls, greens fee and cart, a hospitality cart, buffet luncheon, and prizes for many on-course contests, tee gifts, door drawings, and putting and chipping contests. Proceeds from the tournament go toward construction of the new Library and Cultural Center. Registration forms are available at any Sussex County Library and at the Seaford Golf & Country Club. For more information, contact the Pro Shop at the Club at 629-2890.
'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. For more information or to pre-order baskets contact James Bratten at 629-4896. Cash or checks are accepted for payment.
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 for season 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.
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.
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.
Yard Sale Don't miss all the treasures from the "This and That" yard sale on Saturday, June 20, from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. This yard sale will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Avenue, Laurel. Scrapple sandwiches will also be available for sale.
Community mentors needed The Laurel Kids Connection Mentoring Program seeks adult volunteers to mentor a middle school-aged child. Mentors can meet during school lunch time or after school. Mentors and students meet throughout the summer at the Laurel Public Library and enjoy the benefits of scheduled field trips and events. Mentors are asked for a one hour per week commitment for 12 months. For more information, contact Shawn Phillips at 629-7790, ext. 17.
Laurel Mayor & Council The Laurel Mayor and Council will be holding a public hearing on Monday, June 22, beginning at 7 p.m. or as soon as possible thereafter. The purpose of the public hearing is for the presentation of the town's proposed FY 2010 Budget. The public hearing will be held in Mayor and Council Chambers, 201 Mechanic St., Laurel.
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Old Christ Church opens Old Christ Church services will continue through the first Sunday in October. All services begin at 9:30 a.m. Old Christ Church is 237 years old and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The church is unique in that it's never been altered from its original condition. A free will offering will be taken up at the concert to benefit the church. For information or directions, call 228-6097. The church will open for tours during Laurel's 4th of July celebration at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Tours will be led by Vice President Kendal Jones. Any donations given to the Old Christ Church League are now tax deductible as the League was recently successful in becoming a 501C3 (nonprofit) organization.
- Tuesday, June 23, 2 p.m., Michael Forestier's Storytelling Concert - all ages
- Tuesday, June 30, 2 p.m., Shake, Rattle and Roll with Suzanne and Jim - all ages
- Tuesday, July 7, 2 p.m., Megan Hicks, Storytelling Empress and Origami Swami - all ages
- Tuesday, July 14, 2 p.m., Mike Rose, magician - all ages
- Tuesday, July 21, 2 p.m., Movie and Munchies - Pre-k through 6th grade
- Tuesday, July 28, 2 p.m., Winterthur Museum presents "Design Like Dupont" - grades K-6
- Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2 p.m, Rehoboth Summer Children's Theater presents "Anansi, the Trickster" - all ages
- Weekly Programs (beginning Monday, June 22)
- Acting Club, Mondays, 6:30 p.m. - grades 2-6 - be part of a real play!
- Preschool Storytime, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. - day care homes welcome
- Kids Create Art Club, Wednesdays, 2 p.m. - grades K-6
- 10-Page-A-Day Book Club, Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. - grades 2-6
Laurel VFD event On Saturday, July 25, from 6-9 p.m. (Doors open at 5 p.m.) the Laurel Fire Dept.; 205 W. 10th St., will have a dinner, a 50/50, a Chinese auction and door prizes. Dinner menu includes: hot roast beef sandwiches, fried chicken, corn on the cob, bake beans, coleslaw, chips & pretzels, desert, beer, soda, ice tea, cash bar. Tickets are $20 a person, or $35 a couple. Advance ticket sales only. For tickets call 875-3081 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chicken BBQ A benefit for Wicomico Relay for Life will be held June 27 from 2 - 6 p.m. at St. Stephen's Church at 101 E. State Street, Delmar. Cost is $7.50 and includes chicken, roll, beans, slaw and dessert. Contact the church office at 302-846-9501 or Peggy Moore at 302-846-3901 for more information.
D.H.S. class of '84 reunion Delmar High School Class of 1984 celebrates its 25th class reunion on Friday, July 31 through Sunday, Aug. 2. On Friday, July 31 - social/cocktails, location to be announced. On Saturday, Aug. 1 - Delmar VFW, dinner dance at 6 p.m., tickets $27 per person. On Sunday, Aug. 2 - Old Mill Crab House at 3 p.m. Contact Lisa (Payne) Henry at 410-896-2214 or LDHenry84@comcstnet. RSVP by July10.
Summer Reading Program The Greenwood Public Library's adult summer reading club, "Book a Summer Getaway @ Your Library," will be going on until 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 349-5309.
Patriotic celebration planned The Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 in Greenwood is sponsoring a patriotic celebration on Monday, June 22 at 7 p.m. at the Post. Guest speaker, Professor Darlene Spitzer-Antezana, history and women's study professor at Prince Georges Community College, will highlight historical information on June's patriotic observances: Flag Day, The Pledge of Allegiance Recognized by Congress in 1942, and the G.I. Bill signed into law in 1944. The District 4 Honor Guard will present the Colors, and light refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend. The evening will conclude with the Ladies Auxiliary annual Patriotic Auction to benefit Operation Uplink, a program to provide phone cards for active duty military personnel and hospitalized veterans. If you are unable to attend and would like to support our troops, contact President Michaele S. Russell at 302-349-4220.
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 and third Thursdays, each month from 1 - 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 349-5237.
Craft supply swap The Craft Supply Swap at the Greenwood Public Library on Thursday, June 18, at 6:30 p.m. There is no charge for this event. For questions, please call 349-5309.
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. For more information call Susan Welch at 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.
Bridgeville VFC yard sale Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Company will hold a yard sale on Saturday, June 20, from 7 a.m. to noon, in the Fire Company back parking lot. Vendors Wanted. $10 per space; $15 with a table. Call to reserve space 302-337-0381.
People's Place fundraiser The Red Hat Lady Bugs of Bridgeville are sponsoring a fashion show fundraiser for the People's Place, an abused women's shelter. The event, which will take place on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Heritage Shores Clubhouse, includes a fashion show (clothing courtesy of Peebles), lunch, chinese auction, 50/50 and door prizes. Tickets are $20 per person. For ticket information, call 337-9733.
Charity Open golf tournament The Town of Bridgeville's third annual benefit golf tournament, the Charity Open, is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 9, at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville. Registration and a continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m. with the shotgun start for the four-player scramble starting at 9 a.m. sharp. A luncheon and awards ceremony will follow the tournament. Proceeds will be used to support the Bridgeville Kiwanis Foundation, the Bridgeville Lions Foundation and the Bridgeville Senior Center. This year's tournament will have a new format whereby more players will have a chance at winning a prize. The event will feature a scramble, but the field will be separated by flights according to handicap. Hole sponsorships are available for $125. The single-player registration fee for the tournament is also $125. To become a sponsor or to register for the golf tournament, contact Peggy Smith at 337-7135.
Railroad Garden Tour The 2009 Western Area Shoreline Railroad Garden Tour will be held at the following locations: Saturday, June 27 - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (rain date Sunday, June 28) Hollis and Mary Noel's (18272 Progress School Road, Bridgeville) Don and Sylva Park's (26209 Old Carriage Road, Seaford) Sunday, June 28 Jay and Cindy Davis (6347 Underwoods Corner Road, Smyrna) Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28 Jay and Sandy Ruark (102 S. Park Lane, Federalsburg, Md.) Look for Railroad signs. The trains run weather permitting. For a complete list, visit www.trainweb.org/shoreline.
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 email@example.com.
Bluegrass Festival The 15th Annual Peninsula Bluegrass Festival will be held at the Marvel Carriage Museum Grounds, Georgetown, on Friday, June 19, at 3 pm. until 11 p.m. and Saturday, June 20, 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. Friday Admission is $15; Saturday is $25; and weekend $40. Free rough camping with weekend ticket. In case of inclement weather it will be held indoors. For more information, call 875-2595 or 430-4036.
Sussex Pomona Grange Picnic Sussex Pomona Grange Picnic will be held Sunday, June 28, 2 p.m., at Bedford Street Park (next to Georgetown Presbyterian Church, at 203 North Bedford St., Georgetown. This is hosted by Midland Grange #27.
Amateur Radio Field Day event The Sussex Amateur Radio Association (SARA) in association with the Sussex Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) will participate in the annual Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) Field Day event that begins at noon on Saturday, June 27 and ends at noon on Sunday, June 28. The event will be held at the Army National Guard Training Center in Bethany Beach. The two-day event, that will run continuously through the night, will feature local amateur radio operators, "hams," who will make radio contact with other hams throughout the United States and around the world. This event is open to the public and all age groups. For more information about ham radio in this area, visit www.sussexamateurradio.com.
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 349-5237.
Wheel 2 Wheel Show Join the Wheel 2 Wheel Show crew as they head to the Bridgeport Speedway for the George Wingate Memorial Race on Tuesday, June 23 in Bridgeport, N.J. The bus leaves Seaford from the Quiznos Subs parking lot at 2:30 p.m.Êthen stops at the Georgetown Wal-Mart, and possibly in Milford. Tickets are $40 which includes your trip, ticket into the speedway, a hot dog and soda. For tickets or more information, call Jessica at the Delaware office at 302-875-4196 or email Wade Perdue at Wade@wheel2wheelshow.com. The Wheel 2 Wheel Show is hosted by Wade Perdue along with his brother Brandon, Kelly Putz and meteorologist Harlan Williams. The show can be heard live every Tuesday night from 8 to 9 p.m. on 97.5 and 105.9 Cat Country Radio. For more information, visit www.wheel2wheelshow.com.
Seaford AARP trips Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 is offering the following trips to the public. Sept.2 - Rainbow Dinner Theater- "Uncle Chick's Last Wish." The uncle everyone loved who was so full of humor and left a last wish including a nude beach. Cost: $70. September 12-18 - Mackinac Island, Michigan. In Michigan you'll visit Frankenmuth, Mackinac Island, Sault Ste. Marie, and St. Ignace. Cost: $790 pp double. October 16 - Strasburg Railroad with lunch on the train. Cost: $69. November 16-20, Christmas at the Biltmore Estates in Ashville, N.C. Cost: $589 pp double. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180 for more information on all the above trips.
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.
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 details call 410-208-9386.
NAARFE The Georgetown Chapter (1992) of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold their next meeting at noon on Monday, June 22 at the Pizza King Restaurant in Seaford. We will be installing the new slate of officers for 2009-2010. For more information, call Charles Singman at 302-337-0337.
Knitting Guild Association The "Sea Purls" chapter of the Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 -2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown on the corner of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road. The next meeting is on Wednesday, July 1. Lunch is available. New members always welcome. For details, call 302-854-6776.
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.
Women's Democrat Club On Thursday, June 18, the Sussex County Women's Democrat Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown. The guest speaker is Hugh Leahy from the Delaware Community Foundation. Contact Catherine King for details and reservations at 628-9080 or e-mail Ladyedk@comcast.net. Members are asked to bring a friend. Guests are always welcome.
Republican Women's Club The Seaford Republican Women's Club will hold its annual picnic on Thursday, June 25, at the home of Sally Higgins on 115 North Hall St., at 11 a.m. Each member is asked to bring a covered dish of salad, vegetable or dessert. Chicken and beverage will be provided. Lt. Richard Jamison of the Seaford Police Department will talk to the group about how the downturn in the economy has caused an increase in crime and how one needs to protect one's self from personal attack. Anyone who has not been contacted regarding a reservation should call Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788.