PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST The Friends of the Seaford District Library will host a pancake and sausage breakfast at Applebees in Seaford on Saturday, Aug. 15, from 8 to 10 a.m. Tickets are $5 and all proceeds will support the capital campaign for the new Seaford Library & Cultural Center. Tickets are now available at the circulation desk at the library.
KIDS FISHING DERBY & PICNIC Enjoy a great Saturday morning outing with your kids. Fishing, food, fun and free. The Nanticoke River Yacht Club is sponsoring a free fishing derby and picnic on Saturday, Aug. 8 for kids ages 5 to 16 and their parents or guardians. Also, this year a new category for organized youth groups such as church, scouts or sport groups will be initiated. Mandatory registration will be held at NRYC in the Blades Marina at 9 a.m. Saturday morning. Fishing registration and rules will be explained and tickets for the picnic will be distributed. Adults will register for great door prizes. At 10 a.m. we will head for the arranged fishing area at Riverwalk, where each fish will be recorded and released for catching another day. Prizes will be awarded based on the number of fish caught. Ties will be settled by drawings. Adult prizes will be by drawing. Youth groups will be judged by total number of fish caught by a group. At noon everyone will return to the clubhouse for the picnic and awarding of prizes. For more details go to www.NRYC.US or call chairman, Bernie Warshow at 629-4204 or Sandy Blackwell at 629-7038.
SHS CLASS OF 1974 REUNION
Seaford High School class of 1974 will celebrate their 35th class reunion on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Seaford Fire Hall. Contact Jan at Jangjmej@yahoo.com for more information.
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- "Lights, Camera, Action!" The Seaford District hosts movie night on Thursday, Aug. 6 at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call the library at 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- There will be a Seaford Library Board meeting on Monday, Aug. 10 and Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 6 p.m.
- The "Science and Religion" book discussion will be held on Monday, Aug. 17 at 6 p.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- "Lights, Camera, Action!" The Seaford District hosts movie night on Thursday, Aug. 20 at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call the library at 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- Baby Bookworms, a story time for infants, will resume at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25. Toddler Tales, a story time for walkers, will resume at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Story Time for ages 3-5 will resume at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
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.
'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.
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 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 details contact Shawn Phillips at 629-7790, ext. 17.
AARP DRIVING COURSE Laurel Senior Center, 113 N. Central Ave., will be holding an AARP Driving Course, Sept. 21 & 22, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. To register call 875-2536.
RIDE FOR É KIDSAKE DICE RUN Laurel Police Department's 7th annual Ride ForÉ Kidsake Dice Run will be on Sunday, Aug. 30. All motorcycles are welcome. First 200 riders receive a free "7th" Annual Ride for É Kidsake event pin. Registration will be held at Harley-Davidson of Seaford, from 9 -11 a.m.; cost is $10 per person. The ride begins and ends at Harley-Davidson of Seaford with several "Dice Stops" in between. At the conclusion, food and drinks will be provided at Harley-Davidson of Seaford. For additional information, contact Chief Jamie Wilson or Sgt. Derrick Calloway, from the Laurel Police Department at 302-875-2244. All proceeds benefit: Laurel Police Department Community Based Programs.
BETHEL BAZAAR Count on Me Club of Bethel will sponsor a bazaar on Saturday, Sept. 17, starting at 9 a.m. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community House in Bethel. Vendors welcome - table rent $10, space limited. Call Janet 875-3971.
BASKET BINGO FUNDRAISER The Laurel Historical Society will host its annual Basket Bingo fundraiser on Tuesday, Aug. 25 at Laurel Fire Hall with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and games beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. Desserts and drinks will be offered free of charge and hot dogs are $1. Double bingo cards will also be offered. Two specialty Longaberger baskets will be raffled off with one chance included with the price of the ticket. More raffle tickets and the 50-50 ticket can be purchased the night of the games. Tickets may be purchased at the door, or advanced tickets can be reserved by calling 302-875-7665 or 302-875-4217.
AIDS BETHEL HISTORICAL SOCIETY From 5 to 9 p.m., on the second Wednesday of each month through December, the Laurel Pizzaria is generously helping the Bethel Historical Society with an on-going fundraiser. You can pick up a coupon at the restaurant and when you pay the society will receive 10 percent.
MILLER FAMILY REUNION AUG. 8 The 25th family reunion of Samuel & Elizabeth Miller will be at St. George's Church Hall, near Laurel, on Saturday, Aug. 8, at noon. Dinner will be served at 12:30 p.m. Each family should bring meat, vegetable, salad or dessert. Phone 846-2133 for more information.
READING PROGRAM PARTY Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2 p.m. - End of the Summer Reading Program party. All children who read at least 10 books receive a book of their choice and a prize from the Friends of the Laurel Public Library. For entertainment, the Children's Acting Club will present "Sleeping Beauty" and "Sideways Stories from Wayside School." Refreshments will be served. For more information, call the Library at 875-3184, or email Becky Norton, Youth Services librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
HEALTH FAIR Join us at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center for a Health Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be available. There will be free glucose testing, information about free cancer screenings and treatment for Delaware residents, assistive devices from Independent Living Services of DVI and many informational tables including CHEER Home Services, Marketing and Nutrition Program; Sussex County Mobility Consortium, ElderInfo, Nemours, American Cancer Society, RSVP, Caregiver Resource, Greenwood Public Library and the Alzheimer's Association. For table space or more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
LUAU DINNER The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host a Luau Dinner on Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Musical entertainment will be provided by Side by Side. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
KILLEN'S POND NATURE CENTER The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will visit Killen's Pond Nature Center on Tuesday, Aug. 25. Bus departs the center at 10 a.m. Cost is free for members and $4.50 for non-members plus lunch donation. For reservations or information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.
BOOK DISCUSSION On Tuesday, Aug. 11, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Greenwood Library's Bound by Books discussion group will discuss the book, Tara Road, by author Maeve Binchy. An Oprah Book Club selection, Tara Road is the tale of two women, one from Ireland, one from America, who switch lives. The discussion will be held in the library meeting room. Refreshments will be served. For a copy of the book, stop by the Greenwood Public Library or call Robin Miller at 302-349-5309.
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. 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 details call Pat McDonald at 337-7192.
NEW LIBRARY TO OPEN Join us as we celebrate the opening of the new Bridgeville Library located at 600 S. Cannon St. in Bridgeville. On Monday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. a ribbon cutting and dedication will be held. Tours will be available. Family Fun Day is Saturday, Aug. 22 from noon to 4 p.m. The event includes tours, food, fun and crafts. For more information, contact Karen Johnson at 337-7401, Ruth Skala at 337-3678 or Cathi Hochstedler at 228-4892.
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.
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.
'SILENT NO MORE RALLY' SCCOR (Sussex County Community Organized Regiment) will participate in the 'Silent No More Rally' on Saturday, Aug. 8 in Dover on the Legislative Mall from 2 to 6 p.m. A number of conservative groups are forming an alliance for the event including the Delaware TEA party, Campaign for Liberty, the Conservative Caucus of Delaware and the 9-12 Delaware Patriots. Come to Dover on Aug. 8 to show your support to bring conservative values back to our state government and to be 'Silent No More.'
NATIONAL GUARD PLANE PULL On Sunday, Sept. 13, the Delaware Air National Guard will host the Delaware National Guard Plane Pull to benefit Special Olympics Delaware. Teams of 20 pit their strength against a 100,000 lb. C-130 aircraft to see who can pull the plane the fastest. Over 40 teams are expected to compete in 2009. The cost is $500 for the adult divisions, $250 for high school teams. Awards will be given for fastest pull and lightest team in each division. Team members receive an event T-shirt with their team name on the back and a 5x7 team photo in front of the enemy, The Plane. Teams are made up of a variety of people, including clubs, organizations, sports teams, church groups, businesses, corporations, or just 20 friends. For more information, visit www.sode.org or call 302-831-4653.
WOODLAND FERRY FESTIVAL The Woodland Ferry Association is busy planning the 16th annual Woodland Festival on Saturday, Sept. 12. Craft and flea market spaces are available to rent for the day at $25 for a 10x10' space and $40 for a 10x20' space. For more information and forms, call Donna Angell at 629-8077 or email email@example.com.
ALL-DAY CAMPS AT DELAWARE TECH Limited spaces are still open in "All Day All Stars" camps in August for children ages 6 to 11 at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., these camps include science, math, history, computers, arts & crafts, games, fitness, and nutrition in a theme-based, fun-filled atmosphere. Each camp includes a field trip to enhance what has been learned in class. Children should wear comfortable clothes and sneakers each day and bring a bag lunch.Children will gain an appreciation for science and how the body functions in "The Amazing Human Body" from Aug. 3 to 7. Students can increase their cultural appreciation and understanding in "Celebrating Holidays from Different Countries" from Aug. 10-14. For more information or to register call 302-854-6966.
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.
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. Ê 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.
SEAFORD AARP TRIPS Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 is offering the following trips to the public. Sept. 2 - Rainbow Dinner Theater - a comedy called "Uncle Chick's Last Wish." Many laughs are on the menu after your buffet lunch. Cost: $70. Sept. 12-18 - Mackinac Island, Michigan. Two hot meals per day. You'll visit Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth with time to explore the unique shops around town before dinner. The following afternoon take the hydro-jet ferry ride to the island for a two night visit with a lunch included at the Grand Hotel. A guided tour of the island by horse and carriage with a stop off at Arch Rock. There are many points of interest on this island to explore by foot, bicycle, or horse and carriage, as there are no cars. Cost: $790 pp double. Oct. 16 - Strasburg, Pa. Lunch served on the train. Afterwards, visit the railroad museum. Cost: $69. Nov. 16-20 - Christmas at The Biltmore Estates in Asheville, N.C. Visit the grounds, the Farm Village and the winery. A candlelight tour of the estate after your candlelight dinner. Christmas shows at two dinner theaters. A visit to Chimney Rock Park, Smith McDowell House and a tour of Asheville. Also a stop at the Farmer's Market and the Moose Cafe. Cost: $589 pp double. For more information, contact Rose Wheaton at 302-629-7180.
VACATION WITH DELAWARE TECH Take a vacation this fall or winter with the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Delight in the charm of Cape Cod during a five-day motorcoach tour from Sept. 15-19. View the fall foliage in New York during a four-day motorcoach tour from Oct. 6-9. Highlights include sightseeing in Cooperstown with a stop at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the Fenimore Art Museum, a voyage on the Catskill Mountain Railroad, and a guided tour of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Explore Egypt in the 12-day "Splendors of the Nile" trip from Oct. 22 through Nov. 2. The group will travel on a luxurious three-night cruise including visits to ancient temples at Aswan, Kom-Ombo, Edfu and Luxor. Take an 18-day trip "down under" to Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji from Oct. 21 through Nov. 7. Experience the joy of the season during the nine-day "Christmas Cruise on the Danube" trip to Germany and Austria from Nov. 30 through Dec. 8. Travelers will explore cathedrals and several Christmas markets including Germany's oldest and most famous, Nuremburg's Christmas Market, which began in 1628. Celebrate the Christmas season during the seven-day "Nashville Country Christmas at the Opryland Hotel" from Dec. 2-8. Experience the joy of Christmas during the four-day "Christmas Extravaganza" trip to Washington, D.C. and the Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va. Take a Christmas tour of Washington, guided by author/historian Antony Pitch. To sign up for a trip call 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 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 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. To sign up call 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. For details, call 302-854-6776.
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.
DELAWARE EQUINE COUNCIL The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council is Monday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Harrington Public Library. Everyone who is interested in horses is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Stan at 302-684-3966 or Peggy at 302-629-5233.
39TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS The 39th District Democrats will hold their monthly meeting on Aug. 20, at 7 p.m., at Pizza King in Seaford. For details call Maggie Callaway at 629-4846.