Christmas in July Seaford Elks Lodge #2458 will host a "Christmas in July" auction with spaghetti dinner and a "cake wheel" on Saturday, July 25. The cake wheel will begin at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and the auction will follow. The price is $9.50 and includes spaghetti, salad, Italian bread, dessert, tea and/or coffee. Everyone is welcome to attend.
'Boyz 2 Dads' "Boyz 2 Dads" will be offered to young men ages 12 to 19 the week of August 3. The program will be offered by Delaware Adolescent Program, Inc. and the Fatherhood Initiative Coalition. Boyz 2 Dads is an interactive, computer-based video game and decision making program. Space is limited, so please register your son early. Young men 16 - 19 years may register on their own. Snacks and incentives will be provided and certificates will be awarded upon completion. The program will be held in Seaford from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, August 3, 5, and 7. To register, contact Shawn Phillips at 629-7790 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Seaford VFW Post 4961 events On Friday, July 17 the VFW Post will hold their monthly AYCE fried fish & chicken dinner, which includes fish, chicken, fried potatoes, green beans, greens, stewed tomatoes, corn bread, iced tea or coffee. This event, which is every third Friday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m., is $10 per person. On Saturday, July 25, the VFW Post Auxiliaries will hold their annual chicken BBQ/yard sale at 7 a.m. Tables are available for rent at 6 a.m. for $10. The BBQ includes chicken, potato salad, corn-on-the-cob and a roll for $6. Also on July 25, a Texas Hold 'Em Tournament will be held in the Post's Hall from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. for registration. Attendees should park on the east side of the building.
- "Express Yourself @ Your Library" is showing a movie on Thursday, July 16 at 3:30 p.m. For details, call 629-2524.
- "Be Creative @ Your Library" presents "Movie Monday" on July 20 at 1 p.m. This movie is rated G. Call the library for details at 629-2524.
- The Children's Summer Reading Program, "Be Creative @ Your Library" is having a "Juggling Workshop" presented by Cascading Carlos on Tuesday, July 21 at 6:30 p.m.
- "Be Creative @ Your Library" with "Snappy Sounds" presented by voice artist Rebecca Jones on Thursday, July 23 at 1 p.m.
- "Express Yourself @ Your Library" hosts the NBA2K8 Video Game Tournament on Thursday, July 23 at 3:30 p.m.
- The Seaford District Library has joined IHOP in an effort 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 the reimbursement. The Seaford Library will receive 10% of the total receipt.
- Saturday, July 25 is the last day to turn in your logs for the Teen Summer Reading program "Express Yourself @ Your Library".
- "Be Creative @ Your Library" presents "Movie Monday" July 27 at 1 p.m. This movie is rated G. Call the library for details at 629-2524.
- The Children's Summer Reading Program "Express Yourself @ Your Library" will be having its "Creamy Confections" grand finale ice cream party on Tuesday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded.
- All reading logs for the Teen Summer Reading Program "Express Yourself @ Your Library" are due on Tuesday, July 28.
- The Teen Summer Reading Program "Express Yourself @ Your Library" will be having its "Grand Finale" celebration on Thursday, July 30 at 3:30 p.m.
Yard sale S.G.C.C. Swim Team will hold a yard sale on Saturday, July 18, 7-10 a.m. at West Seaford Elementary School parking lot. Cash only.
Car wash S.G.C.C. Swim Team will hold a car wash on Saturday, July 18, 8-10 a.m. at the S.G.C.C. parking lot
Farmers and Artisans Market Seaford's Farmers and Artisans Market will be open for the 2009 season until 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 email@example.com or 302-245-9494.
'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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Spaghetti dinner An all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner served by the Centenary Promise Keepers for the College Scholarship Fund will be held at the Centenary UM Church, Laurel on Saturday, July 18, from 4 p.m to 6:30 p.m. Menu: spaghetti, meat balls, meat sauce, marinara, salad, garlic bread, desert. Cost: adults $6, children (6-12) $3, less than 6, free.
Summer Reading Program All programs take place at the Laurel Public Library. For more information call 875-3184.
- 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
- 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
Old Christ Church services 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. A free will offering will be taken up at the concert to benefit the church. For information or directions, call 228-6097. 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.
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.
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@comcastnet. RSVP by July10.
Ice Cream fundraiser Wicomico Relay for Life will hold a homemade Ice Cream Sale on Sunday, July 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Stephen's United Methodist Church on East State Street in Delmar. All proceeds will benefit Wicomico Relay for Life.
Basket-n-Bags Bingo The Annual Basket -n- Bags Bingo to benefit Dave Akers' "Kicks for Kids" and Brooke Mulford & Family - Field of Dreams in Memory of Joshua Dickerson will be held on Saturday, July 18. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and Bingo begins at 6 p.m. Delmar VFW, State Street, Delmar, Md. Cost is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. There will be 20 games of Bingo, 5 special games, raffles, silent auction, King Tutt games, rip offs. For more information and/or tickets contact: Dawn Turner at 410-726-2184, Pam Price at 302-249-2546, or Sandy Dickerson at 302-846-9761
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 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.
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. July classes are $3 each class. 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 details call Pat McDonald at 337-7192.
Girls Night Out The Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council is sponsoring a Girls Night Out on Friday, July 17 to Saturday, July 18 for girls entering grades five through eight. The sleepover will be held at Bridgeville United Methodist Church from 6:30 p.m. on Friday to 9 a.m. on Saturday. Girls also have the option of attending on Friday, July 17 from 6:30 to 11 p.m. if they do not wish to spend the night. Topics include bullying, sexting and texting. The evening will include watching the movie "Mean Girls," eating pizza and hanging out. Cost is $5 per girl and financial assistance is available. You do not have to be a Girl Scout to attend. For details or to sign up, call Cindy Lindenlauf at 800-374-9811, ext. 25 or email email@example.com.
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.
Wine tasting & art auction The Fourth Annual Wine Tasting and Art Auction to benefit KINfolk will be held Wednesday, July 22, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at Nassau Valley Vineyards, Routes 9 & 1, Lewes. Sample wine and bid on unique items such as blown glass, jewelry, sculptures and framed photography and art. Tickets are $30 (still a bargain). KINfolk lends laptop computers and Internet access to children who are hospitalized and convalescing at home. For information and tickets call Kathy at 302-645-6971, or visit www.KINfolkKids.org.
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.
Relay for Life cruise Dr. Marie Wolfgang is at this time accepting enrollments for her annual Relay for Life cruise, scheduled for Jan. 24, 2010. This is a 10-night cruise out of New York City (bus transportation to the dock included), visiting San Juan, St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Maarten and Tortola. Call 629-4471 for brochure.
AARP Chapter 1084 trips Sept.2 - Rainbow Dinner Theater - cost: $70. A comedy called "Uncle Chick's Last Wish" is definately one you won't forget anytime soon. September 12-18 - Northern Michigan. You'll visit Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth with time to visit the unique shops around town before dinner. The next day enjoy activites before going over to Mackinac Island for a two night stay. You'll have a horse & carriage tour of the island before being dropped off at the Grand Hotel for lunch. The next day travel to Saulte St. Marie for a boat ride through the Soo Locks. Before leaving Michigan, stay at the Kewadin casino hotel. Cost: $790 pp double. October 16 - Strasburg, Pennsylvania. Ride the rails and have lunch on the train. Spend time in the train museum before returning home. Cost: $69. November 16-20 - The Biltmore Estates in Ashville, N.C. Two hot meals per day. The Carolina Nights dinner theater Christmas show, a candlelight dinner at Deerpark restaurant and another Christmas show at the Wohlfahrt House Dinner Theater. Visit Chimney Rock Park, Folk Arts Center and a guided tour of Asheville. Cost: $589 pp double. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180 for more information on all the above trips.
See 'Jersey Boys' with Del Tech The Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, is taking reservations for a fall trip to see the musical "Jersey Boys." Witness the rise of four of the most famous blue-collar kids in pop music history, The Four Seasons, in the Tony-award winning Best Musical "Jersey Boys" on Thursday, Oct. 8 at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. A special discount rate is available for Adult Plus+ members. For more information or to reserve orchestra seats, contact Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ program at 302-856-5618.
Travel with Delaware Tech Enjoy summer day trips sponsored by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. On Saturday, Aug. 1, enjoy dinner before watching the play, "There Goes the Bride" at the Rainbow Dinner Theater in Paradise, Pa. Watch as a wedding between the children of two prominent families is called off again and again, each time for reasons zanier than the last. On Wednesday, Aug. 12, view the exclusive world appearance of "Galileo, the Medici and the Age of Astronomy" at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Enjoy a guided tour, independent time at the museum and lunch after the exhibit. On Saturday, Aug. 15, watch "Damn Yankees," a musical comedy about a fan who sells his soul to the devil to become the world's greatest baseball player and lead his favorite team to victory against the New York Yankees. Enjoy dinner before the show at Toby's Dinner Theater in Baltimore. Enjoy an afternoon with a popular movie, camaraderie and lunch at a surprise location on Wednesday, Aug. 19. Seats are limited so register early. On Tuesday, Aug. 25, book lovers will delight in a trip to Baldwin's Book Barn, a five-story bookstore housed in a dairy barn that was built in 1822. The store is filled with 300,000 used and rare books, manuscripts, maps, fine paintings, prints, estate antiques and other valued collectibles. On Friday, Aug. 28, savor summer as a tropically inspired Jimmy Buffet tribute band whisks you away to Margaritaville with its stage show "Parrots of the Caribbean" at the Rehoboth Beach Theatre of the Arts. For more information or to sign up for a trip, contact the Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ program at 302-856-5618. 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 details 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 629-4939 for details.
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. New members always welcome. For details, call 302-854-6776.
Equine Council meeting The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council is Monday, July 20, at 7 p.m. at the Harrington Public Library. We will discuss last minute preparations for the State Fair. Everyone who is interested in horses is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Stan at 684-3966 or Peggy at 629-5233.
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.
39th District Democrats The 39th District Democrats will hold their monthly meeting on July 16, 7 p.m., at Pizza King in Seaford. New members are always welcome. For more information, call Maggie Callaway at 629-4846.
Widowed Persons The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, July 21, at 12:15 p.m. at the Golden Corral in Salisbury, Md. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come join us - we all enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc. that we do.