Pancake Breakfast at Applebees The Friends of the Seaford Library will host a pancake breakfast at Applebees in Seaford from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7. Tickets are $6 each and include pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea or milk. All proceeds benefit the new Seaford Library and Cultural Center. Tickets may be purchased at the circulation desk of the Seaford Library or by contacting Connie Halter at 628-0554.
Join the Alzheimer's Memory Walk The Kent-Sussex Memory Walk Committee is planning the Alzheimer's Memory Walk, the only annual fundraiser held in Sussex County, on Saturday, Oct. 2. The walk begins at Grove Park in Rehoboth Beach, travels around Silver Lake, continues the length of the boardwalk and returns to the park via Columbia Avenue - a distance of 3.8 miles. Participants are needed. Register online at http://memorywalk2010.kintera.org/Rehoboth. For more information, call Jamie Magee at 854-9788 or 1-800-272-3900. Team Captain kits are available online at www.alz.org/desjsepa. In addition, you can support the Alzheimer's Association by purchasing a paper forget-me-not at one of Hocker's Stores in Ocean View and Millville for $1 through July.
Support Homeless Cat Helpers Homeless Cat Helpers, Inc. is having a special event on Monday, Aug. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Georgia House in Laurel. It will be an all-you-can eat southern-style BBQ buffet dinner with beef, pork, hot dogs, etc. There will be door prizes, silent auction items and a raffle. Tickets should be purchased in advance. The $12 tickets are available at the following supporting businesses: Seaford Abbey Carpet and Phillips Signs, both on Rt. 13, Seaford; Seaford Florist, Rt. 13A, Blades and Delmarva Antiques, Rt. 13, Laurel. For more information, go to www.homelesscathelpers.petfinder.org.
Foundation Golf Tournament The 7th Annual Trinity Foundation Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 28, at Heritage Shores Golf Club in Bridgeville. This is a community fundraiser and all proceeds will benefit the Trinity Foundation's 2010 areas of charitable focus which include community development, the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association. If you are interested in playing with a team of 4 at $100 per player, visit www.ttifoundation.org or email email@example.com.
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.
Free fishing derby, picnic The Annual Kids Fishing Derby, sponsored by the Nanticoke River Yacht Club and local businesses, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon. This free event is open to all kids, ages 5 to 16. Kids must bring a parent or guardian with them in order to participate. Kids participating with a supervised scout, sports or church group may participate under the supervision of their group leaders. Participants must register at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club in the Blades Marina prior to the Derby. Participants will then proceed, as a group, to the Seaford River Walk for the Fishing Derby and Casting Contest. A generous awards ceremony and picnic will follow the Derby back at the Yacht Club at noon. Each child must provide his or her own fishing pole and tackle. Bait will be provided. The event will be a catch, register and release derby. However, if a child wishes to keep their legal catch, they must bring their own cooler and ice. Contact Bernie Warshow at 629-4204 or Chairman, Jack Wilson at 629-8986 for more information. Scout, church or sports groups may contact Sandy Blackwell at 629-7038 to make group arrangements.
- The Teen Summer Reading Program, "Make Waves @ Your Library" presents "Text Race 2010" with Tony Varrato on Thursday, July 22, at 4 p.m. This is a speed texting competition. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- Friday, July 23, is the last day to register for the Children's Summer Reading Program. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- The Children's Summer Reading Program presents "Movie Monday" on July 26, at 1 p.m. (rated G) and Aug. 2 (rated PG). For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- The Children's Summer Reading Program presents "Pirate Sails and Mermaid Tails" by Micheal Forresterie on Tuesday, July 27, at 6:30 p.m. Kids will be spell-bound by Micheal's tails of pirates, mermaids and adventures in the sea. 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 27, at 6 p.m.
- On Wednesday, July 28, the Children's Summer Reading Program presents "Undersea Adventures" with naturalist Bonnie Jones at 1:30 p.m. See marine treasures, live undersea animals and enjoy an activity. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- Thursday, July 29, is the Teen Summer Reading Program Grand Finale Beach party at the library at 4 p.m. This program is open to all teens who have completed the Teen Summer Reading Program. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- The " Science and Religion" Book discussion group will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Monday, July 19 and Monday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- On Tuesday, Aug. 3, as part of the Children's Summer Reading Program, local artist Karen Owens will present "Water Color Painting" at 6:30 p.m. Karen will explain how water is used for art and help the kids create their very own water color creations. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- "Lights Camera Action!" The Seaford Library and Cultural Center hosts "Movie Night" on Thursday, Aug. 5, at 5:30 p.m. We provide the refreshments, you take a seat and enjoy the show. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- All reading logs for the Children's Summer Reading Program are due Friday, Aug. 6. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- The Children's Summer Reading Program will have its "Finale Splish, Splash Liquid Cream Party" on Wednesday, Aug. 11, at 1:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
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. Checks must be mailed to: Sandy Whitten Stinson, 31521 Miller Road, Cordova, MD 21625. Checks should be made payable to: SHS Class of 1990. 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.
SPCA event 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) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
Trip to Suicide Bridge Laurel Senior Center is sponsoring a trip to Suicide Bridge on Tuesday, July 27. Cost of the trip is $35, which covers transportation to the luncheon and a ride on the Paddle Boat. For more information, or to sign up for the trip, call the center at 875-2536.
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.
Laurel Library summer programs The Laurel Public Library will hold the following programs this summer. Thursday, July 15, 2 p.m. - Kids Create Club, grades K-6 Monday, July 19, 8-9 p.m. - Teen Book Club with refreshments Tuesday, July 20, 10:30 a.m. - Preschool Story Time Wedneday, July 21, 2 p.m. - Movie@the Library - "The Lightning Thief," rated PG Thursday, July 22, 2 p.m. - Kids Create Club, grades K-6 Friday, July 23, 7-9 p.m. - NightLife@the Library, an after-hours, teens-only program with games, movies and pizza Monday, July 26, 8-9 p.m. - Teen Book Club, with refreshments Tuesday, July 27, 10:30 a.m. - Preschool StoryTime Wednesday, July 28, 2 p.m. - Michael Forestieri presents Pirate Sails and Mermaid Tales Thursday, July 29, 2 p.m. - Kids Create Club, grades K-6 Monday, Aug. 2, 8-9 p.m. - Teen Book Club, with refreshments Tuesday, Aug. 3, 10:30 a.m. - Preschool Story Time Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2 p.m. - Rehoboth Summer Children's Theater at the Library Thursday, Aug. 5, 2 p.m. - Kids Create Club, grades K-6 Friday, Aug. 6, 7-9 p.m. - Limo Ride Drawing for the Teen Summer Reading Program Saturday, Aug. 7 - All day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Last day to add books to your Reading Logs for the Children's Summer Reading Program Wednesday, Aug. 11 - 2 p.m. - End of the Summer Reading Program Party, with performances by our Acting Club, plus refreshments.
Historical Society summer events Sundays through October - Open House at the Cook House, 1-4 p.m. Free. Come browse through life from an easier time. Tuesday, Aug. 24 - Basket Bingo with free delicious desserts.
Delmar Public Library events On Thursday, July 15 at 6:30 p.m., see "Puppets Talking Science," which features two short puppet plays, one about a Galapagos Island tortoise and the other about frogs and camouflage. This event is sponsored by the Delaware Museum of Natural History. The Delmar Public Library and the "Make a Splash at Your Library" Summer Reading Program will host "Under The Sea: A Look at the Underwater Food Chain from Sunlight to Shark," at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 22. On Wednesday, July 28 at 10 a.m., Kathleen Jacobs presents inventive puppetry, wacky theatrics and comic storytelling for children and adults. At 6:30 p.m., Ray Owens, a talented musician who delights audiences of all ages, will perform. These events are free and open to the public.
'Kicks for Kids' benefit A 'Kicks for Kids' benefit in memory of 9-year-old Joshua Dickerson, an Eagles fan, will be held on Saturday, July 17, at the Delmar VFW in Delmar, Md. The event, which features Longaberger baskets and Vera Bradley handbags, includes 20 games of bingo, five special games, raffles, a large Chinese Auction and King Tutt games/rip offs. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo begins at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Call to save your spot and be included in a special drawing. 'Kicks for Kids' provides assistance to the children and families being cared for at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. For more information and tickets, call Dawn Turner at 410-726-2184, Pam Price at 249-2546, Sandy Dickerson at 846-9761 or Nancy at 443-235-4463.
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.
Women in the Outdoors event The Delaware chapters of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) will host a Women in the Outdoors event on Saturday, July 17, at Owens Station Shooting Preserve in Greenwood. Women in the Outdoors events provide hands-on outdoor classes in a non-threatening environment. Cost is $30, lunch is provided. Classes include Archery, Trap Shooting, 22 Rifle, Self Defense, Delaware Wildlife Heritage, Pistol, Bird House Making, Living in Balance and Outdoor Cooking. Pre-registration is required by July 9. For more information and a registration form, contact Nancy Moore at email@example.com or 629-5527. You may also visit www.womenintheoutdoors.org for more information about the program.
Framed print fundraiser The Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 in Greenwood has acquired a framed, signed photograph by Kevin Fleming of the famous Greenwood Chicken BBQ which is for sale via sealed bids.The photograph, which features two Greenwood Volunteer firefighters cooking BBQ chicken halves, can be viewed in Discover Bank in Greenwood. Only sealed bids will be considered.Bids should be mailed to: President Durene Jones, Greenwood Memorial VFWL Auxiliary, P.O. Box 900, Greenwood, DE 19950. The highest bidder will be revealed at the Chicken BBQ in Greenwood, on Aug. 6. A certified check or cash only will be accepted in payment for this memorable piece of regional artwork. For more information, contact Sec. Michaele Russell at349-4220.
Kiss a Goat fundraiser Cast your vote in the Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial Post 7478 of Greenwood's summer fundraiser, "Kiss a Goat." The contest will be held now through Greenwood's "Night Out" event on Aug. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Governor's Avenue. Contestants include Town Council members, Mayor Willard Russell and Council members Brenda Tallent, Donald Donovan, Willie Pierce and Alan Pongratz, along with Chief of Police Mark Anderson.The one whose container collects the most money will "Kiss the Goat" at the end of Greenwood's "Night Out." Containers for voting with donations will be available at three local businesses: Yoder's Country Store on East Market Street in Greenwood, L&M Insurance Agency on the Greenwood Town Plaza and Some-Like-It-Hot/Greenwood Building Supply on the corner of Route 13 South and Greenwood Road. Voting will be tabulated regularly and continue at Post 7478 from 6 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 10. Votes may also be mailed. Checks should be made payable to:VFWL Aux. Post 7478 and mailed to: Pres. Durene Jones, Ladies Auxiliary Post 7478, P.O. Box 900, Greenwood, DE 19950. The public is invited to attend "Night Out" in Greenwood and support this fundraiser for our veterans. For more information, call Secretary Michaele Russell at 349-4220.
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. 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. 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. December 6-8th - Wheeling Festival Of Lights in Virginia. Lodging at Wheeling Island Casino hotel. Two meals per day, including a dinner show. Festival of Lights Tour, Glass Museum, Oglebay's Mansion Museum and more. Cost: $355.00 per person/doubles. For more information on this trip, contact Rose - 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. 10. 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.
WPS Fall Trip Enjoy a motorcoach trip to Hudson Valley, N.Y., on Oct. 20-22, 2010. The trip includes two nights lodging, two breakfasts, lunches at the Culinary Institute, one dinner, tour of the Culinary Institute, Hudson River Cruise, US. Military Academy tour, FDR Home & Library, Vanderbilt Mansion, Purple Heart Hall of Honor, baggage handling, all taxes and gratuities. Cost per person, double occupancy is $410. For information, contact Frances Horner at 629-4416.
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.
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.
Monthly SARA meeting The regular monthly meeting of the Sussex Amateur Radio Association (SARA)is Wednesday, July 21, at the Marvel Museum in Georgetown. FCC license testing for all levels begins at 6:30 p.m. An informal social starts at 7 p.m. with the meeting beginning at 7:30. This meeting is open toanyone with an interest in amateur radio. For more information, visit www.sussexamateurradio.com.
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.
Seaford Widowed Persons meet The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, July 20, at 12:15 p.m. at the Georgia House in Laurel. The planned guest speaker will be Ron Quillen. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.
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 generationsare 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.
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.