Seaford Farmers' Market The Western Sussex Farmers' Market will be open Saturday mornings (8:30 a.m. to noon), from June 25through Sept. 3. 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 and fun activities each week. Find the market on Facebook or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Historical Society fundraiser The Pizza King Restaurant on Stein Highway in Seaford is cooperating with the Seaford Historical Society's fundraising efforts on Monday, June 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. On that date, a customer must present a coupon when paying his or her sales check to qualify for this benefit. Pizza King will then give SHS 10% of the value of each sales check. Carry-outs are included. Coupons are available from the SHS office in the Seaford Museum building, 203 High Street, 629-9828, or online at www.seafordhistoricalsociety.com.
Republic women's annual picnic The Seaford Republican Women's Club annual member's picnic will be held at the home of Sally Higgins on Thursday, June 23, at 11:30 a.m. Danny Short, Delaware Representative from the 39th District, will be the speaker, bringing current information on legislative proceedings. Each member is asked to bring a covered dish, either vegetable, salad or dessert. Chicken and iced tea will be provided. There is no charge. Reservations are required for planning purposes. Please call Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788 before June 15 to make a reservation.
'Thirty-One' Bag Bingo A filled "Thirty-One" Bag Bingo will be held on Tuesday, June 28, at the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club in Seaford. Doors open at 6 p.m. and Bingo begins at 7.Cost is $20 in advance with one free raffle ticket or $25 at the door. For more information or tickets, call Karen Schreiber or Dave Crimmins at 628-3789.
Nanticoke Senior Center calendar
- June 17, 10 a.m.: Chicken Festival in Georgetown, Cost is $3.
- June 27, 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. A.A.R.P. Advanced Driving Class will be held at the center. Cost is $13 AARP members, $15 for non members.
Flapjack fundraiser Sisters in Christ, Bethel Worship Center will hold a flapjack breakfast at Applebee's in Seaford, on Saturday, June 25, from 8 to 10 a.m. Cost is $6.50 per person, kids 10 and under $4. All money raised goes to the church building fund.
Seaford Library Programs are free and open to the public. 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 at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 20.
- The Teen Department is gearing up for the 2011 Teen Summer Reading Program. Sign-up for "You Are Here," beginning at 12:20 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21.
- The Teen Summer Reading Program will present "Tony Varrato Live" at the library on Thursday, June 23, at 4 p.m.
- The Children's Summer Reading Program, "One World, Many Stories," will have its registration with a "Make and Take" craft on Wednesday, June 22, from noon to 3:30 p.m.
- The Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Stroke Support Group meets at the library every third Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 629-6226.
- The Nanticoke River Arts Council will meet at the library every third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The Nanticoke River Arts is a group of local artists and friends dedicated to promoting the arts. For more information, call Christina Darby at 629-4321.
- The First State Community Action Agency will have a seminar on foreclosure prevention at the library on Saturday, June 25, at 10 a.m.
- The Children's Summer Reading Program will have Movie Mondays starting June 27 at 1 p.m.
- Diane Macklin will be at the library to perform "Animal Tail Tales" for the Children's Summer Reading Program on Tuesday, June 28, at 6:30 p.m.
- There will be a Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting on Tuesday, June 28, at 6 p.m.
Historical Society yard sale A gigantic yard sale will be held on the lawn of Ross Mansion on Saturday, July 23, from 7 a.m. to noon. The Seaford Historical Society, sponsor of the yard sale, will be grateful for any items donated to be sold. There will also be spaces available for rent at $10 each for those who prefer to handle their own sales. Items will be offered for sale from the SHS gift shops, Ross Mansion and the outbuildings that will add interest to the sale. To reserve a space or to make arrangements for donations of items, call the SHS office at 628-9828.
Zumba classes available Zumba clases are now available at X-Treme Dance Studio on Tuesdays from 6:15-7 p.m. and Thursdays 7-7:45 p.m. Classes are $5 per class or sign-up on Tuesday and attend Thursday for only $2. Contact 629-4049 for more information.
'Recent Reads' book club The Laurel Public Library's new book club, "Recent Reads," for adults meets every Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bring what you're reading or listening to. For details contact Wenona at email@example.com or 875-3184.
Little Miss Independence Day The Laurel 4th of July Committee is accepting applications for the Laurel Little Miss Independence Day Pageant. The pageant is scheduled for Monday, July 4 from noon to 1:30 p.m., at the bandstand in Market Square Park. The pageant is limited to 15 contestants and they must be between the ages of 5 and 7 (by July 4, 2011) and reside in the Laurel School District. Applications can be obtained at Laurel Town Hall, 201 Mechanic St., Laurel, between normal business hours. A recent wallet size picture of the contestant and a $5 registration fee must accompany the completed application and must be turned in to the Independence Day committee by June 20.
AARP Driving Course The Laurel Senior Center will hold the AARP Beginners Driving Course on Monday, June 20 at 9 a.m. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. To register, call 875-2536.
Fair & Feline Adoption Day Eastern Shore Veterinary Hospital will hold a Fair & Feline Adoption event on Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a yard sale, silent auction, face painting, bake sale, a live band and food & drinks. Reserve your table for a $5 donation. Donated yard sale items are welcomed and appreciated. Call 875-5941 for more information.
Master storyteller to appear Master storyteller, Diane Macklin, will appear at the Laurel Public Library on Tuesday, June 21 at 2 p.m. Fun for all ages, this program is free and open to the public. Children will enjoy Animal Tail Tales, presented by the acclaimed Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art resident storyteller, Diane Macklin. Macklin's "griotic" style incorporates theater, rhythm, language and movement. Macklin has made an impact as a performing artist and educator for over 15 years. This program is part of the 2011 Summer Library Reading Programs, "One World, Many Stories" and "You Are Here." The Summer Library Reading Programs assist children and teens in maintaining their reading skills over the summer which, according to studies, is vital to a strong start in the new school year and continued success in school. For more information, call the library at 875-3184.
Disaster Program offered The American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula will conduct a Preparedness Education presentation from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, at the Laurel Public Library. Residents are encouraged to attend, as recent tragic events have left many people concerned about the possibility of future incidents. In the aftermath of flooding, tornadoes and other catastrophic events, the Red Cross can teach people how to not only prepare for emergencies, but also what to do in the aftermath. Now more than ever, the Red Cross is encouraging people to develop emergency response plans for their homes, workplaces and schools, so that they know how to respond to an act of terror or any other emergency. There are things all of us can do to prepare for the unexpected.
A-Y-C-E Fish Fry Centenary United Methodist Church, 200 W. Market St., Laurel, will host an all you can eat fish fry dinner on Saturday, June 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. Adults are $10; children 6-12 are $5; and kids under 6 are free.
Summer film series at library The Laurel Public Library welcomes the summer season with a free, afternoon film series on Wednesdays in June. Show time each week is 2 p.m. in the Carpenter community Room. Selections hightlight the fun in the sun films of the 1960's. Dates and titles include June 15, Mr Hobbs Takes a Vacation; June 22, Gidet, and June 29 a choice of Elvis in Blue Hawaii or the Endless Summer. For more information call 302-875-3184.
Laurel Fourth of July Laurel's 17th annual Fourth of July celebration will begin Monday, July 4, with a prayer breakfast at the Georgia House restaurant starting at 7:30 a.m. Tickets for the breakfast are $12 and must be purchased in advance. They are available at town hall, the Georgia House and the Laurel Chamber of Commerce office. Sponsor of the breakfast is the Laurel Ministerial Association. Laurel's annual July 4 parade will start at 10 a.m. Applications to participate in the parade are available at town hall, Smith said. Participation is free. After the parade, the Little Miss Laurel Independence Day pageant will be held in the Bandstand at Janosik Park in downtown Laurel. The pageant is for little girls, ages 5 to 7, who live in the Laurel School District. Applications are available at town hall. Entry fee is $5. At 1 p.m., a pie-eating contest will be held along Front Street. A talent show will get underway at 2:30 p.m. on the bandstand. Prizes will be given in three categories, 12 and under, 13 to 18 and 19 and older. Applications for the contest are available at town hall, the chamber office and the Car Store in Laurel. An application form will also be printed in the Laurel Star. Entertainment will start up at 5 p.m., when local band, Not My Own, takes the stage. The Bo Dickerson Band will play from 7 to 9 p.m., and at the start of the town's annual fireworks show. For more information, call town hall, 875-2277.
Cook House open for summer The Laurel Historical Society will once again open the doors of the Cook House for summer visits. The Cook House, located at 502 East Fourth St., in Laurel, is the headquarters of the society and contains many displays of the history and culture of the Laurel area. Uniforms of Laurel citizens, the 1933 Flood, and Waller photographs of businesses of Laurel are new this year and were well-received by visitors during the Strawberry Festival in May. Many items are shown that depict life in Laurel in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Cook House will be open every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. from June through October, except for holidays. Call 877-0110 for more information.
Summer Reading Program events The following events are planned for the Laurel Public Library's Summer Reading Program.
- Tuesday, June 21, 2 p.m. - Storyteller Diane Macklin. All ages welcome.
- Wednesday, June 29, 11 a.m. - Footsteps Dance Academy Irish Dancers. All ages welcome.
- Wednesday, July 6, 6 p.m. - Movie Night. All ages welcome.
- Wednesday, July 13, 2 p.m. - Storyteller and Vocal Artist Rebecca Jones. All ages welcome.
- Monday, July 18, 2 p.m. - Magician Mike Rose presents, "What in the World! Magic & Mystery from Around the Globe." All ages welcome.
- Wednesday, July 27, 2 p.m. - Musician Tom Sieling presents "Bugs, Baboons, and Story Tunes!" All ages welcome.
- Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2 p.m. - Rehoboth Summer Children's Theater. All ages welcome
- Saturday, Aug. 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Last day to add books to your reading log.
- Thursday,Aug. 11,2 p.m. - End of the Summer Reading Program Party with an ice cream social, free books and prizes. Everyone is invited. For more information, contact Gail Bruce, summer reading program director, 875-3184.
Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time continues at the Laurel Public Library every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Children and their caregivers are invited to explore books, music, games and crafts. For more information, call 875-3184.
Wellness Wednesday Every third Wednesday of the month, from 2 to 4 p.m., Consumer Health Librarian for Sussex County, Linda Leonard, will be available at the Greenwood Library to help patrons locate current information and resources about health-related topics. For more information, contact Robin Miller at 349-5309.
Chicken BBQ opens The Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company chicken BBQ will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 3.
The dinner includes half a chicken or leg quarters, roll, bag of chips and pickles, all for $7.
Adult Summer Reading Club The Greenwood Public Library's adult summer reading club, "Novel Destinations," will continue through Monday, Aug. 15. The club is open to everyone, age 18 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. For more information, contact the library at 349-5309.
AARP Defensive Driving Course An AARP Defensive Driving Safety Course will be held at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center, 41 Schlze Road, on Monday, June 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. This is the one day. advanced class. The cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members. You must pre-registered for this course. To register, call Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.
'Art in the Park' The Delmar Historical and Art Society (DHAS) proudly presents the first annual "Art in the Park" free summer concert series. Every Thursday in July from 6 to 7:30 p.m., DHAS will host a family concert at State Street Park in Delmar. The venue includes the bands: 13 South on July 7; Southern Sounds on July 14; Allen Memorial Praise Band on July 21; and Frank Antion on July 28. DHAS will also showcase local artisans by offering table space for vendors to display and sell their artwork. For more information or to rent tables for $10, contact Faith Krebs at 846-2546.
1981 DHS reunion Delmar High School, Class of 1981, is planning its 30 year reunion and is looking for many classmates. If you are a classmate, email Tami@wrmccain.com or PRoberts@longlifetreatedwood.com or contact Pam Roberts, Laura Ralph or Tami Harris on Facebook.
Sandwich Sale The Delmar Church of God of Prophecy is holding a Sandwich Sale on Saturday, June 18, beginning at 9 a.m. Oyster sandwiches, crab cakes and soft crabs are some of the featured items, along with chicken salad and more. The church is located on Route 13 and Dorothy Road, 3 miles north of the MD/DE state line.
Delmar library events School's out and the Delmar Public Library is heating up with fun activities for the whole family.
For more information about these programs, call the Delmar Public Library at 302-846-9894.
- Summer Reading Club signups continue throughout the summer. Preschool through teens are welcome to signup and pledge to read books throughout the summer. Requirements vary by age, but the rewards are for everyone.
- Kids Can Cook European-Style with Chef Bonnie Aronson on Thursday, June 16, starting at 5:30 pm. Travel the Continent through England, Italy, Poland, and Germany by preparing and sampling their cuisine. The program includes hands-on food preparation. Parents' waiver and participant pre-registration are required for this program. Space is very limited. For ages 8 and up.
- If you enjoy knitting and crocheting, attend the Madhatters program on Tuesday, June 21, at 6:30 pm, in the Hayman Meeting Room at the Library. Teens and adults are welcome. On-going service projects are completed during the program, including making hats for newborns.
- Dynamic Master Storyteller Michael Forestieri brings us "Through the Forest Door" into his world of stories on Thursday, June 23, at 6:30 pm. This one-hour program is great for elementary-age children and their parents and caregivers.
Annual Women's Day service The Women of Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church Street, Bridgeville,invite you to come and celebrate Women's Day on Sunday, June 26, at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The guest preacher for the morning service will be the Rev. Carroll Fields of St. James United Methodist Church, Westover, Md.The guest preacher for the afternoon service will be Elder Joyce Mizelle, along with her choir and congregation of Grace N Mercy Ministries, Greenwood. The theme is "Lilies of the Field - Growing in Grace for 140 Years" (Matthew 6:28).The Women will be celebrating theirmany accomplishments throughout the 140 years that the church has been in existence as they have strived to be virtuous women for God. The fellowship meal will be served at 2:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.
Downtown Dixieland Band The Downtown Dixieland Band will perform at the Bridgeville Public Library at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 16. The band presents music from the early part of the 20th century. Dixieland, and its counterpart, Ragtime, music is "foot-tapping" music. The event is being presented by the Friends of the Bridgeville Library. Refreshments will be served. Bring the family. The event is free and open to all.
Bridgeville Library New summer Saturday hours - The Bridgeville Public Library will be open on Saturdays in June, July and August from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information or special needs, contact the library at 337-7401.
- Lap sit - a year round program, is on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for kids ages 3 months to 2 years.
- Family nights - The library hosts a family night on the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The theme on June 21 is the annual luau with refreshments and games. July 19 is "Jungle Johns Balloon and Magic Show."
- Genealogy - The Bridgeville Library genealogy discussion group meets on the third Wednesday of each month.
- Summer Reading Program - The program runs until August 16. Most programs are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. For a complete listing of summer library events, visit the library.
Glass art on display During the month of June the creative art glass team of Paula Stapleton and Karla Swarthout will display their work at the Bridgeville Public Library. The exhibit is part of collaboration between the Nanticoke River Arts Council and the Friends of the Bridgeville Library. Items may be purchased. The exhibit is free and open to all.
Spicer Memorial Golf Tourney The second annual Spicer Memorial Tournament will be hosted by Providence of Brookfield Homes and Heritage Shores Golf Club on Friday, Oct. 21. The proceeds from this tournament will go to the trust fund established for Aubrey Spicer, the daughter of Chad Spicer, the police officer who was killed in the line of duty in 2009 in Georgetown. Aubrey now lives with Chad's parents and hopefully these funds will help with her care and education. The tournament format will be a 4-person scramble and the early bird price is $480 per foursome.
Dinner Theatre in Lancaster The Nanticoke Senior Center is planning a trip to the Rainbow Dinner Theatre in Lancaster, Penn., on June 23, to see "Who Bares It All." Dinner is included. Leaving Seaford at 8:30 a.m., the cost is $70 for members, $75 for non-members. Call the center for more details.
Bus trips offered The City of Seaford Recreation Department is offering the following trip to Camden Yards, Orioles vs. Yankees, Friday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. Cost is $66 per person and includes the ticket and transportation to the game on a motor coach. Call the office at 629-6809 to reserve your tickets.
Delmar Alumni Trips The Delmar Alumni Association is sponsoring a bus trip to see "The Fabulous 50's" show presented by the Latshaw Pops Orchestra and Dancers at the LaFontaine Blue in Glen Burnie, Maryland on Thursday, June 30. The $99 cost will include bus transportation to Glen Burnie, lunch at LaFountaine, and admission to their "Fabulous 50's" show. The show will feature the Latshaw Pops orchestra, singers and dancers performing your favorite oldies. To request reservation forms, call Dot Wolfgang at 302-846-2366.
Senior Center trips The Laurel Senior Center is offering the following trips:
For more information, call 875-2536.
- Oct. 1-8 - Florida - Disney World & Holy Land
- Dec. 15 - Radio City Music Hall Christmas Show
Pigeon Forge, Chatanooga Seaford WPS is sponsoring a seven day motorcoach trip to Pigeon Forge and Chattanooga, Tenn., on Sept. 11-17. The cost is $876 and includes six nights lodging, six breakfasts, five dinners, five shows, Safari, Dollywood, Scenic Railway, Lookout Mountain Railway, all taxes, gratuities and baggage handling. For details call Frances at 629-4416.
Seaford AARP trips Seaford AARP Chapter #1084 trips are open to the public. For more information, contact Rose at 629-7180. July 11-14 - Adirondack Mts., N.Y. - 4 days - 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners. A guided tour of Lake George, Prospect Mountain and Cooper's Cave - these have replaced one train ride as the Upper Hudson is not in service at this time. Next a cruise across Lake George on the Minnehaha and dinner at the Saratoga Gaming. A train ride on the Adirondack Railroad and a Raquette Lake Guilded Age luncheon cruise and then a tour of Camp Sagamore - with 27 outbuildings. Cost: $565 per person doubles. $740/single. Sept. 14-24 - Black Hills, S.D. - 10 breakfasts, 8 dinners. Guided tour of Chicago, Wisconsin Dells cruise, visit the Corn Palace & Wall Drug. Travel thru Badlands National Park with a stop at the Visitor's Center. Have dinner and see the Lighting Ceremony on Mt. Rushmore. Next day visit the Crazy Horse Memorial and the Museum of the North American Indian and a daytime visit to Mt. Rushmore. A drive thru Custer State Park to see the buffalo and other wildlife, visit the Journey Museum, Mt. Rushmore Black Hills Gold Factory and Historic Deadwood where you will have dinner at the famous Silverado Casino. Travel back to Davenport, Iowa for a stop at the riverfront casino after dinner on your way back home. Cost: $1,125 per person/doubles. Nov. 6-8 - Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut - Breakfast and dinner vouchers included. Stay at the Great Cedar Hotel and take a trip to the Mohegan Sun. Visit the quaint Olde Mystic Village, which is close by, where you can either visit the aquarium or the Mystic Seaport Museum on your own as it is within walking distance. Cost: $277 per person/doubles.
AARP trip to Maine AARP #1276, Salisbury chapter is offering a trip to Maine on Sept. 12-17 for five nights and six days. Trip includes Portland, Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park with other points of interest in each place. Price for double occupancy is $789 per person, $1,038 single. The trip includes 5 nights lodging, 5 breakfasts, 5 dinners (one lobster), transportation, taxes and gratuities. For a brochure, contact Janet at 410-749-6093.
Needlepoint Guild The Delaware Seashore Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild meets on the first Monday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the CHEER Community Center in Georgetown. For details, call Linda at 644-1523.
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.
USPS United States Power Squadron (USPS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.
'Sea Purls' The "Sea Purls" Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown. For details, call Diane at 228-0235.
Seaford Widowed Persons The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will meet on Tuesday, June 21, at 12:15 p.m. at the Georgia House in Laurel. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.
NARFE meeting The Western Sussex Chapter (1992) of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) will hold their next meeting at noon on Monday, June 20, with lunch at the Pizza King Restaurant on Stein Highway in Seaford. The speaker will be Michael Vincent, president of the Sussex County Council. There will also be an installation of new officers. For information, contact Betty Graebner at 875-7287.
Country breakfast buffet A country breakfast buffet will be held every fourth Sunday each month 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 in Galestown, Md. The next breakfast will be on June 26.