Seaford Farmers' Market The Western Sussex Farmers' Market will be open Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to noon, through Sept. 3.The market is located on the Boys and Girls Club property at 310 Virginia Ave. in Seaford. In addition to fresh local produce, there will be educational and fun activities each week. Find the market on Facebook or e-mail email@example.com.
AFRAM Festival raffle The Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival kicks off its 2011 season with a crab and seafood feast raffle. The winner of the raffle will receive one bushel of crabs and seafood, one dozen ears of corn, one case of root beer and one Smith Island cake. Raffle tickets are $5 each, or $20 for a book of five. Call 628-1908 for tickets. Proceeds will support this year's festival program. The annual Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival will be held on Aug. 12-13 at Nutter Park near the Chandler Heights development of Seaford. This year's theme is self-determination. The festival will begin on Friday, Aug. 12 at 5 p.m. and will include the Family Feud/A Team showdown, Force One's Old School Party (with DJ Blade), and at 8 p.m., Zion Reggae Band. On Saturday, Aug. 13, the AFRAM parade travels through Seaford at 10 a.m., followed by the opening ceremony, the Sussex Tech Marching Band and Sankofa's African Drummers & Dancers. Later on Saturday afternoon will be Spoken Word, the Power Gospel Hour, the R&B Hour, and Force One's Old School Party & Dance Contest (with DJ Blade). For more information and a complete festival schedule, visit www.easternshoreafram.org.
Yard sale at Ross Mansion The Seaford Historical Society's yard sale on the Ross Mansion lawn will be held on Saturday, July 23 from 8 a.m until noon. There will be offerings of antique furniture and accumulated properties of the society along with items donated to SHS for sale. Small items that people would like to donate to sell should be put in the gray box on the front porch of the Ross Mansion. Large items that people would like to donate for selling may be picked up and stored until July 23, by calling Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788. Larger and higher priced items will be sold at silent auction. A 10' x 10' booth may be rented for $10 by calling 628-9828.
Free concert at the Ross Mansion On Sunday, August 7, at 6:30 p.m., on the lawn of the Ross Mansion, the Seaford Historical Society will present a concert that is free to the public. Harley Davidson of Seaford is assuming the cost of this concert. The Milford Community Concert Band, under the leadership of Phil Steinhoff, will provide a rich sound and a polished rendition of a wide variety of music: Broadway show tunes, Sousa marches, patriotic medleys, light classical favorites and popular music that pleases everyone. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets for seating. For more information, call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828.
Seaford Library All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- The Teen Summer Reading Program "You are Here" will have "Readers Theater" at the library on Thursday, June 30, at 4 p.m.
- The Children's Summer Reading Program "One World, Many Stories" presents "Global Game Fun" on Wednesday, July 6, with Christina Poe and Micah Laremore at 2 p.m. Come play games from around the world and discover how kids have fun in different countries.
- The Science and Religion Book Discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5.
- Sign-ups for the Children's Summer Reading Program end Friday, July 22.
- Sign-ups for the Teen Summer Reading Program end Tuesday, Aug. 22.
- The Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Stroke Support Group meets at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center 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 Seaford Library and Cultural Center 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 Children's Summer Reading Program will have "Movie Monday" on Monday, July 11, at 1 p.m.
- The Children's Summer Reading Program will have "Toads Escape" at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Tuesday, July 12, at 6:30 p.m. This program is presented by the Rehoboth Summer Children's Theater.
- The Teen Summer Reading Program will make a Guatemalan Worry Doll at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Thursday, July 14, at 4 p.m.
Historical Society fundraiser On Thursday, July 7, the Seaford Texas Roadhouse will honor coupons distributed by the Seaford Historical Society. These coupons authorize the Texas Roadhouse to pay SHS 10% from the sale of dinners between 4 and 10 p.m. on that date. This money helps with maintenance costs at the Ross Mansion and the Seaford Museum. Coupon may be obtained from SHS members, the SHS office, 203 High Street, or online at www.seafordhistoricalsociety.com. For more information call the SHS office at 629-9828 or visit their website.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 875-3184.
Pie eating contest The Laurel 4th of July Committee will hold a Pie Eating Contest at the Laurel Independence Day Celebration from 1:30 to 2 p.m., at the trailer on Front Street. Contestants are limited to five participants in three age categories (8-14, 15-21 and 22 and older). There is no charge.
ALA skydiving fundraiser The American Lung Association in Delaware is sponsoring the 2nd Annual "Fighting for Air at All Extremes," a skydiving fundraiser. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 and Saturday, Sept. 17 at Skydive Delmarva on 32524 Aero Dr., Route 24 West in Laurel. Participants can join the jump as an individual, team, volunteer or sponsor. All skydivers must be 18 or older. A fundraising minimum of $300 is required to receive a tandem jump. All fundraisers will receive gift bags and t-shirts. Prizes will be awarded to fundraisers who raise $500 or more. To register, contact Kelli Burris at 737-6414, ext. 14 or at email@example.com or visit www.lunginfo.org/skydive.
Spiritual block party planned A local church is planning to bring a spiritual outreach event to the Laurel community this summer. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the public is invited to attend.
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. 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. through October, except for holidays. Call 877-0110 for more information.
Summer Reading Program The following events are planned for the Laurel Public Library's Summer Reading Program. 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 Driver Safety Program An AARP Driver Safety Course will be given from 1 - 4 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, July 18 and 19, at the Greenwood CHEER Center, 41 Schulze Road, Greenwood. The 2-day program, sponsored by AARP, stresses how older drivers may operate vehicles safely. Upon completion of the course, participants receive a certificate entitling them to a reduction in their auto liability insurance. Registration is required. For information and registration, call 349-5237. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members.
'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.
Summer reading program events
- Storytime for children ages 2-5 will be held Wednesday, July 6, at 10:30 a.m. Stories, crafts, and other activities are included. Older siblings are welcome.
- Diane Macklin, storyteller, visits the library on Thursday, July 7, at 6:30 p.m., as part of the Summer Reading Program. Diane weaves rhythm, music, songs, and movement to bring world tales about animals of all shapes and sizes to life.
Meet the Shorebirds! All ages are welcome to meet minor league baseball players from the Delmarva Shorebirds on Wednesday, July 13, at 10:30 a.m. Bring a program or baseball and take home an autograph from future baseball stars. Photographs are welcome. Rehoboth Summer Children's Theatre brings the lively tale of "Toad's Escape" to the Library on Thursday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m. Two actors bring live theatre to our summer readers in this hour-long program. Read to Max, the story time dog, on Wednesday, July 20, at 10 a.m. Bring your favorite book or choose one from the Library and read aloud to Max and his best friend, Ms. Karen. Linda Lugo from the Humane Society of Wicomico County visits on Thursday, July 21, at 6:30 p.m. to talk about the do's and don'ts of pet and animal care. Donations of kitten or puppy food will be accepted. Tom Seiling, singer/guitarist/banjoist, brings music and humor in his performance on Wednesday, July 27, at 10 a.m. Tom, a widely acclaimed singer and string instrumentalist, has performed nationally for over 20 years. Local author Robin Ayele will read her recently published book, Makeda's Marvelous Monday Morning!, on Thursday, July 28, at 6:30 p.m. Schoolgirl Makeda explores the sights and sounds of her hometown in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on a beautiful Sunday morning. To learn more about these programs, call the Delmar Public Library at 846-9894.
Delmar Library events The following events are scheduled at the Delmar Public Library.
- Recent Reads, a new non-traditional book club for adults, meets Wednesday, July 6, at 11 a.m. and Wednesday, July 27, at 5:30 p.m. Drop in, share the book you're currently reading, and meet friends who like to read.
- Teens are welcome to share a book and pizza at the Pages and Pizza Recent Reads program on Monday, July 18, at 4:30 p.m. Bring any book that you are reading and talk about your likes and dislikes. Books are required for pizza. Registration is required.
- If you enjoy knitting and crocheting, attend the Madhatters program on Tuesday, July 19, at 6:30 p.m., in the Hayman Meeting Room at the library. Teens and adults are welcome. Ongoing service projects are completed during the program, including making hats for newborns. To learn more about these or other programs at the Delmar Public Library, call 846-9894 or visit the library.
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.
Bridgeville Library New summer Saturday hours - The Bridgeville Public Library will be open on Saturdays in July and August from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- 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 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. For more information or special needs, contact the library at 337-7401.
Annual meeting, concert At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, the Friends of the Bridgeville Library will present the wonderful sounds of the banjo and tuba, coronet and trombone played by Herb Crowe and Don Sharp. The history of the instruments will be explained and show tunes as well as music from the 20's, 30's and 40's will be featured.
Heritage Shores events The following events will be held at Heritage Shores in Bridgeville this summer.
For more information, contact Jillian Stanley at 337-9910, ext. 325 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Vintage Car Show, Sunday, July 10 - 8 a.m. owner registration, event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. Join us for food, fun and cars.
- Box Wine Party, Friday, July 15 - 6 to 8 p.m. Cost is $25 per guest. Event includes a box wine tasting, food, MP Steel Band and putting contest.
- Concert on the Lawn with the Beach Bumz Band (a Jimmy Buffet and Beach Boys Tribute Band), Friday, Aug. 5, 6 p.m. Cost is $5 per ticket (all proceeds benefit the Woodbridge School District). Fish fry buffet available for $12 per guest.
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. The tournament format will be a 4-person scramble and the early bird price is $480 per foursome.
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.
Summer day trips offered Adults over 50 looking for a fun way to meet new people and make new friends can take advantage of summer day trips offered by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown. In July, there are two dinner theatres: one on Thursday, July 7 to Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. to see Drowsy Chaperone and one on Wednesday, July 13 to Rainbow Dinner Theatre to see "Who Goes Bare?" Wednesday, July 20 is a Day in New York and there is a trip to see Wicked on Wednesday, July 27. Or, for those that want to do something later in the summer, in August, there is The Wizard of Oz on Saturday, Aug. 6 and a Phillies versus Nationals baseball game on Friday, Aug. 19. To register for any of these trips, call Adult Plus+ at Delaware Tech at 856-5618. Membership in Adult Plus+ is $18 per year and provides great advantages to its members. See www.dtcc.edu/owens/ccp/adultplus for more information.
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 as well as Crazy Horse Memorial, Museum of the North American Indian, Mt. Rushmore., Custer State Park, Journey Museum, Black Hills Gold Factory, Historic Deadwood and the Silverado Casino. 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, where you can visit the aquarium or the Mystic Seaport Museum. Cost: $277 per person/doubles.
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.
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
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.
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.
Genealogy Bytes meetings The members of the Sussex County Genealogical Society take a break from membership meetings during the summer months. However, the special interest group, Genealogy Bytes continues to meet and will meet again on Thursday, July 7, at the Milton Public Library at 2 p.m.The topic is exploring the use of timelines in genealogy. On Thursday, Aug. 4 the topic is the use of DNA in tracing your family roots. This is not intended to be an in depth medical review, but rather, how DNA can be used to further family research. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org and click on the tab for Computer Group.
Coast Guard Auxiliary The US Coast Guard Auxiliarymeets the 2nd Thursday of every month at the Nanticoke River Yacht Clubon North Market Street in Bladesat 7 p.m. New members are welcome.
Sussex County Marines Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at the VFW Virgil Wilson Post 4961, Middleford Road, Seaford.
Best of Delaware Delaware Today Magazine will host the 23rd annual Best of Delaware party on Thursday, July 21, at the Chase Center on the Riverfront. The VIP Party begins at 5 p.m. with the main event to immediately follow at 6. For $75 per person at the door, $70 in advance, be the first to enter the VIP Party and enjoy the festivities. The main event, 6 to 9 p.m., costs $70 per person at the door, $55 in advance. For more information visit www.Delawaretoday.com.