Eat at IHOP to help the library Enjoy a meal any time at the IHOP restaurant in Seaford and support the Greenwood Library. Simply fill out a comment card after eating and give it to the cashier as you pay. You will be given a special receipt which you then take to the Greenwood Library on your next visit.
Raffle benefits SPCA The Georgetown Shelter - Delaware SPCA is holding a special "Bethany Beach Getaway" raffle to raise money for the shelter and its homeless pets. The package, valued at over $950, includes a two night stay at the Addy Sea Bed & Breakfast; gift certificates to Studio 26 Salon & Spa, DiFebo's Restaurant, Bethany Blues Restaurant, Harpoon Hanna's Restaurant, The Cafe on 26 Bistro, and The Pottery Place; two prints from Carolina Street; and an ocean kayaking adventure.The Delaware SPCA is a private non-profit organization that does not receive state or county funding and is not a state run facility. The services provided by the Delaware SPCA are only possible with the charitable support of the community. Tickets for the raffle are $10 each and the drawing will take place on Oct. 10. For more information, or to purchase raffle tickets, call 541-4478.
Nanticoke Riverfest is July 8-10 The 16th annual Nanticoke Riverfest, designed to showcase the Nanticoke River and downtown Seaford, will take place Thursday and Friday, July 8-9, starting at 5 p.m. and all day Saturday, July 10, in the area in and around downtown Seaford. This year's theme "Sweet 16," celebrates the longevity of the festival and adds a 1950's flare. The festival will kick off on Thursday, July 8 with the carnival, opening ceremonies and music in and around Gateway Park. Friday night will feature the popular Little and Junior Miss Riverfest Pageant and entertainment by the Funsters. On Saturday, the Nanticoke Riverfest will feature the annual float-in, canoe and kayak races and duck dash and shopping, entertainment and giveaways for the casual visitor. Riverfest is partnering with the Seaford Historical Society and Southern Delaware Tourism to showcase the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, America's first national water trail. For more information about Riverfest, visit www.nanticokeriverfest.com or call 629-9173.
SHS 20 year reunion Seaford High School Class of 1990 will hold their 20 year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 5 to 10 p.m., in the Ball Room at Heritage Shores Club House in Bridgeville. If your check is received before June 29, the cost is $35 per person. Checks must be mailed to: Sandy Whitten Stinson, 31521 Miller Road, Cordova, MD 21625. Checks should be made payable to: SHS Class of 1990. After June 29, the cost is $45 per person. This fee is non-refundable. For more information, visit the Facebook page, "Seaford Senior High Class of 1990."
Zumba for kids and seniors A professional dancer and Zumba instructor will be coming to teach Atomic Zumba for kids and Aqua Zumba for seniors this summer. This program is free to participants who live at or below the poverty level. There is a small administrative fee for adults who sign up. For more information, call Paul Dorey at 628-3789.
Art Show Nanticoke River Arts is hosting an art show on Saturday, June 26, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Kiwanis Park, Stein Hwy., Seaford. There will also be food available. So come out for the art, food and fun.
Upcoming SPCA events The SPCA will hold the following events: Sunday, June 26 - SPCA Adoption Event, Rehoboth Concord Pet, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 226-2300. Thursday, July 1 - SPCA Volunteer Orientation, Georgetown SPCA Shelter, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 856-6361. Friday, July 9 (4 to 10 p.m.) and Saturday, July 10 (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.) - SPCA @ Nanticoke Riverfest, Seaford. For more information, call 629-9173. Saturday, July 17 - SPCA Talk-Traveling with Pets, Tall Pines Campground, Lewes. For more information, call 684-0300.
Western Sussex Farmers' Market Western Sussex Farmers' Market will be open Saturday mornings (8:30 a.m. - noon), from July 3 through Aug. 28. The Market will be located on the Boys and Girls Club property at 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford.In addition to fresh local produce, there will be educational, fun activities each week. Find the market on Facebook. For more information, call 629-2686 or email email@example.com
- Sign-up for the Teen Summer Reading Program, "Make Waves @ Your Library." Read for prizes and attend programs. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- Dive in and explore the world of water with this year's Children's Summer Reading Program, "Make a Splash @ Your Library." Sign up at the Seaford Library. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- The Teen Summer Reading Program, "Make Waves @ Your Library," will host "Teen Talk-Relationship Toolbox" with Michael Forestieri on Thursday, July 1, at 5 p.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- The Children's Summer Reading Program "Make a Splash @ Your Library" presents "Movie Monday" on July 5, at 1 p.m. This movie is rated PG. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- The "Science and Religion" book discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Monday, July 5, at 6 p.m. For more information, call Rose Harrison at 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- The Teen Summer Reading Program, "Make Waves @ Your Library" presents a "Water Magic Show" on Tuesday, July 6, at 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- Kate Marvel will present, "What are the Wetlands?" on Wednesday, July 7, at 1:30 p.m. Come and see some of the animals that live in the wetlands and learn why the wetlands are important. This is part of the Children's Summer Reading Program "Make a Splash @ Your Library." For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- There will be a Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting on Tuesday, July 13, at 6 p.m.
- On Tuesday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m., the Rehoboth Summer Children's theater will present "Robin Hood." The old English legend comes to life as Robin and his band of Merry Men lead the sheriff and his bumbling deputy on a wildly hilarious chase through Sherwood Forest. This program is part of the Library's Children's Summer Reading Program "Make a Splash @ Your Library." For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- On Wednesday, July 14, at 1:30 p.m. the Children's Summer Reading Program, "Make a Splash @ Your Library" presents "I Can Be Safe and Play In Water" by the Boys and Girls Club. This is an interactive lesson about the importance of being safe in the water. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- The Teen Summer Reading Program, "Make Waves @ Your Library" presents "Live Monopoly" on Thursday, July 15, at 4 p.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
SPCA at Riverfest The SPCA in Georgetown will be at the Nanticoke Riverfest in Seaford, on Friday, July 9, from 4 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, July 10, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call 629-9173.
Hymn Sing at Concord UMC A Hymn Sing will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 18, at Concord United Methodist Church near Seaford. The public is invited to hear the music of Jack Andrews and The Sounds of Joy. The church is located at 25322 Church Road. All are welcome!For more information, call 628-8114.
Camp Invention is July 12-16 The Camp Invention program offers elementary kids in the Seaford area one week of science enrichment combined with imaginative fun. Hosted by Blades Elementary School during the week of July 12-16, it features five classes each day that focus on science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), woven into purposeful hands-on activities that harness the participants' innate creativity to solve real-world challenges.To learn more about the program, visit www.campinvention.org or call 800-968-4332.
Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival The annual Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival will be held on Aug. 13-14, at Nutter Park, Collins Ave., Seaford. There will be two extraordinary days of cultural entertainment, Afrocentric displays, ethnic food vendors, a parade, AFRAM pageant, health clinic, job fair and children's events. For more information, visit www.EasternShoreAFRAM.org or call 628-1908.
Laurel Library summer programs Wednesday, June 23 - 2 p.m. - Rebecca Jones presents Pirate Tales! Thursday, June 24 - 2 p.m. - Kids Create Club, grades K-6 Monday, June 28 - Kids Acting Club, grades 2-6, 6:30 p.m., Teen Book Club, with refreshments, 8-9 p.m. Tuesday, June 29 - Preschool StoryTime, 10:30 a.m., Kathleen Jacobs, Puppeteer!, 2 p.m. Thursday, July 1 - 2 p.m., Kids Create Club, grades K-6
Student artwork display Laurel Public Library is exhibiting artwork completed this yearby studentsattending Laurel Intermediate/Middle School. Demonstrating the young artists' skill in two dimensional media, this colorful show is on display on the stairway and second floor of the library throughout the summer.
All You Can Eat Beef & Beer Sponsored by Laurel Fire Department and Auxiliary, Saturday, July 17, 6 to 9 p.m. Menu includes beef & beer, fried chicken, corn on cob, coleslaw, baked beans and more with a DJ until 11 p.m. Tickets $20 per person or $35 couple. 50/50 drawing, silent auction and door prizes. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets available at the door.
Youth Fishing Tournament Laurel American Legion Post #19 will hold a youth fishing tournament on Saturday, June 26, from 8 a.m. to noon. Participants must register at A&K Tackle. The fishing areas are Records Pond and Broadcreek to the railroad bridge. Prizes will be awarded in the following age groups: 4 to 7, 8 to 11, and 12 to 15. Any child under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. There will be no entry fee, and participants must release their fish after they are caught. No tackle will be provided.
Library seeks board member The Bridgeville Library Board of Trustees is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the board for a five-year term, beginning July 1, 2010. The board will review applications received and forward a recommendation to the resident judge of the Superior Court of Sussex County for appointment. Board members must be adult residents of the Woodbridge School District. A background check may be required. Library Board members oversee the library as representatives of the community. They determine policies governing the operations and services of the library. They develop and oversee the operating budget. They actively support library related legislation. The Board has public meetings at the library at least four times per year, and usually meets monthly. Applications are available at the Bridgeville Public Library, 600 South Cannon Street, Bridgeville. For more information, call Karen Johnson at 337-7401, ext. 107. Deadline for receipt of application is June 14, 2010. Benefit Poker Run Jeff's Tap Room's benefit poker run to benefit the needy kids lunch & uniform program will be held on Saturday, June 26, at Jeff's. Cost is $20 per rider. For more information, call 337-8602.
Friends of the Library meeting The annual meeting of The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 6, in the Meeting Room of the Bridgeville Public Library. Election of officers for the 2010/2011 year will be held. The Friends' focus and meeting structure for the coming year will be discussed. The DVD of the "Rock for Books" Fundraiser will be presented. Members are encouraged to attend. All community members are welcome.
Bridgeville Commissioners meeting The Bridgeville Commissioners' regular July 12th monthly meeting at Town Hall in Bridgeville has been changed. The Bridgeville Commission will meet on Monday, July 19, at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
Summer events at the library The Bridgeville Library announces its summer schedule of events. Join Ms. Kathy for Lap Sit on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years. This is an interactive story time for very young children to introduce regular library visits. Family Nights are held each month on the third Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Games, fun, entertainment and light refreshments are anticipated. Movie Mania continues through the summer with Bring Your Own Lunch Movie Classics on the first Monday of each month. Enjoy a classic film from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with intermission. Teen Movie Night for ages 13-17 is the first Friday of each month from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The Educational/Documentary movie event is on the second Thursday of each month from 1-3 p.m.; this is for ages 8-15. Summer Saturday Matinees will run until Aug. 14, from 2-4 p.m. A complete movie list is available at the library. Make a Splash-READ Summer Reading Programs are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. Join us for a summer full of reading, crafts, fun and entertainment. A complete schedule is available at the library. The Teen Reading Program is on the first and third Friday nights from 5 to 7 p.m. The Genealogy Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. All programs are free and open to the public. The new library is located at 600 S. Cannon St. in Bridgeville. Hours are Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For sign ups and more information, call the library at 337-7401.
Free cooking program The Delmar Public Library will host a free cooking program, "Keeping Cool in the Kitchen" on Tuesday, June 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. The program will feature 'Spanish Gazpacho Garni' and 'Berry Cool Dessert' dishes. Space is limited, so call or come in to the library to register.
Relay for Life BBQ Relay for Life Chicken BBQ will be held on Saturday, June 26,from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at St. Stephen's United Methodist Church in Delmar. Cost is $8 and includes chicken, roll, slaw, baked beans and homemade dessert.
Greenwood CHEER Dinner Club The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host the Greenwood Dinner Club on Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. Join us for an evening of fellowship and a delicious dinner entrée, dessert and beverage. Card games are from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost for members is $5 and non-members is $6. For menus and more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.
Library offers MonoMouse The Greenwood Public Library is now offering the Bierley MonoMouse - an easy to use, hand held electronic magnifier - as part of a loan program designed to help visually impaired members of the community. The Bierley MonoMouse Hand Held Electronic Magnifier is available to be borrowed from the library in the same manner as borrowing a book. It connects to any television via the attached standard RCA plug and then the large blue button is simply pressed to start reading. For more information about the MonoMouse Magnifier at the Greenwood Library, call 302-349-5309 or ask any librarian the next time you visit the library.
Greenwood CHEER events The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center, located at 41 Schulze Rd. in Greenwood, is hosting the following events and trips: Artwork Exhibit - Thursday, July 15 and Friday, July 16, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - The exhibit includes oil paintings, quilts and photography. There will be free table space for those who want to exhibit, but you must call the center to register at 349-5237. Christmas In July Auction - Thursday, July 22, 10 a.m. - There will be a variety of items for sale. Lunch will be served at noon for a donation of $3 per person over age 60. For more information or to donate gift items, call Susan Welch at 349-5237. Independence Day Celebration - Friday, July 2, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Musical entertainment by Cathy Gorman along with games with prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Join the celebration and show your patriotism wearing red, white and blue. For more information, call the center at 349-5237. Motor Coach Trip - See "Psalms of David" at Sight & Sound Living Waters Theater in Lancaster, Pa., on Tuesday, Aug. 10. Cost is $80 per person for members or $90 for non-members and includes transportation, show ticket and smorgasbord dinner at Hershey Farm Restaurant. Deadline for payment is July 6. The bus departs Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 10:30 a.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m. For more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237. Register of Wills program - Tuesday, July 13, 12:30 p.m. - This information program, presented by the Register of Wills office with Greg Fuller at the center, will help you learn the duties of the Register of Wills Office and the laws regarding probate plus have your questions answered. For more information, call the center at 349-5237. Dinner Cruise - A Choptank Riverboat Dinner Cruise on Thursday, July 8. Cost is $50 per person and includes a prime rib with crab cake dinner, Cruise aboard the Dorothy Megan and transportation. Tips are appreciated. The bus departs Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 3 p.m. and returns to the center at 10 p.m. Tickets must be purchased by June 24. For more information, call the center at 349-5237. Summer Fiesta Dinner - A Summer Fiesta Dinner will be held at the center on Wednesday, July 21, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $6 per member and $8 non-members. There will be musical entertainment by Bruce Willey followed by piata fun. For more information, call the center at 349-5237.
Seaford AARP trips Oct. 25-29- Smoky Mts. Tenn.-Visit the Titanic Pigeon Forge Museum and board an actual life boat, touch an iceberg and experience the chill of the 28 degree water. The museum will display hundreds of artifacts in 20 galleries on two decks. Enjoy a catered lunch & a show from a Blast From The Past at Smiths Restaurant. Admission to Dollywood for a day before your stop at the Smith Family Dinner Theatre with live entertainment. Then off to the Magic Beyond Belief show. Enjoy a box lunch while having a guided tour of the Smoky Mountains, looking for black bear and that evening have dinner at the Black Bear Jamboree. Have dinner before enjoying a night of dancing and humor at the Country Tonite theatre. Hotel, 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners, 2 lunches. Restaurants and bus driver tip included. Cost: $595.00 per person, doubles. Single - $725.00. For more information, contact Rose at 302-629-7180.
Living Waters Theater trip The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motor coach trip to see "Psalms of David" at Sight & Sound Living Waters Theater in Lancaster, Pa., on Tuesday, Aug. 10th. Cost is $80 per person for member or $90 non-member and includes transportation, show ticket and smorgasboard dinner at Hershey Farm Restaurant. Deadline for payment of the trip is July 6. The bus departs Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 10:30 a.m. and returns at 8:30 p.m. For more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.
Laurel Senior Center Trips The Laurel Senior Center is offering the following trip: Tennessee Sampler, Oct 4-9, cost $739 per person, includes 5 nights hotel accommodations, 5 breakfasts, 3 dinners, 1 luncheon, cruise, 3 shows, Graceland & Dollyland. For more information, call 875-2536.
Fort Delaware The Seaford Historical Society is sponsoring a trip to Fort Delaware on Wednesday, July 14. The cost is $50 per person which includes motor coach transportation, admission to the fort and a picnic lunch. It also includes a private tour as well as a civil war prison re-enactment. The bus will leave the Sears parking lot (Seaford Village Shopping Center) at 7:30 a.m. and will return by 4:30 p.m. Reservations are limited. Call Marie at 628-9828 by Wednesday, June 23.
Trip to Louisville AARP #915 presents a trip to Louisville, Ky., on Oct. 24-29. Trip is six days and five nights and includes five breakfasts and five full dinners. Sights include the Derby Dinner Playhouse, Belle of Louisville Riverboat, Churchill Downs & Kentucky Derby Musesum, "My Old Kentucky Home" Place, Heaven's Hill Distillery, Louisville Slugger Museum and much, much more. Cost is $775 per person/double occupancy. Single occupancy is slightly higher. For information or reservations, call 410-754-8189 or 410-754-8588.
Delaware Grange schedule Saturday, June 26 - Bus trip to Washington, D.C., to help celebrate 50 years of the National Grange Building being in existence. For more information, contact Rosalie Walls at 302-542-3875.
USCG Auxiliary United States Coast Guard Auxiliary meets the second Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. For more information, contact Cindi Chaimowitz at 302-398-0309.
Weekly 'Feline Rescue' session Homeless Cat Helpers will hold a question and answer session on "Feline Rescue Resources" at the Seaford Library on Monday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. The session will offer information about sliding scale cost spay/neuter clinics and no-kill kitten adoptions. Sussex County Marines Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday ofeach month at 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Post #6, "the log cabin," in Seaford. All former and retired Marines, from all generations,are welcome.
USPS monthly meeting United States Power Squadron (USPS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. If you are interested in boating education and safety, and enjoy boating, sailing or canoeing, join us and participate in our classes and outings. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.
Country breakfast buffet A country breakfast buffet will be held every fourth Sunday each month - September through June, from 7 to 10 a.m. at Galestown Community House. Adults, $7, ages 6 to 12, $4, under age 6, no charge. The buffet includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, biscuits, toast, fruit cup and sticky buns. The community house is located on School House Road at the intersection of Galestown and Reliance Roads in Galestown, Md. The last one for this year is June 27.
Reunion Colonel Richardson High School, Class of 1985, is planning a 25th high school reunion for this fall. The committee is updating classmate addresses. For more information, contact Debbie (Feyl) Brohawn at 410-754-8910 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lions Club Sandwich Sale The Federalsburg Lions Club will have a Pit Beef & Pulled Pork Sandwich Sale on Friday, June 25, at the corner of the Federalsburg bypass on Route 313 and Veterans Drive. Meals will include a sandwich, drink, chips, pickles and brownie for $7. The sale will begin at 10 a.m. until sold out; advance orders appreciated and deliveries available. Contact Lion David Morean at 410-924-0983.
WiHi 40th reunion It's been 40 years since the Wicomico Senior High class of 1970 walked across the stage to receive diplomas and they plan to celebrate the weekend of Sept. 17-18. If you have not yet heard from a class member, call Ron Nelson at 410-430-9523 or email Ann Wilmer at email@example.com. If you know anyone from the class of 1970 who no longer lives in the area and may not have heard about the reunion, let them know about the reunion or give organizers a call with contact information. For more information, call Ann Wilmer at 410-341-0120.
Garden Railroad Tour The Annual Shoreline Garden Railroad Tour will be held the weekend of June 26-27. Local garden railroad tours are Saturday, June 26 from 10 to 5 p.m. at Mary and Hollis Noel's home located at Centerville Special, 18272 Progress School Rd., Bridgeville and Jay and Sandy Ruark, 102S Park Lane, Federalsburg, Md. The G-scale size trains run on track in a special train garden. For a complete listing and directions, visit www.gardenrropenhouse.com.