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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids' Day at the Farmer's Market Bring the kids Saturday, Aug. 6 from 8:30 to 11 a.m., to Seaford's Western Sussex Farmer's Market for their Kids' Day, and join Nanticoke Health Services for some fun. There will be interactive activities and much more. The Western Sussex Farmer's Market is located at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford.
Historical Society fundraiser On Thursday, Aug. 4, the Seaford Texas Roadhouse near Lowe's will honor coupons distributed by the Seaford Historical Society. These coupons authorize the Historical Society to receive 10% of income from the sale of dinners between 4 and 10 p.m., on Aug. 4. The money will help with maintenance expenses at the Ross Mansion and the Seaford Museum. Coupons may be obtained from Seaford Historical Society members or from the Seaford Historical office at 203 High St., 628-9828. They are also available online at www.seafordhistoricalsociety.com.
Bike Night at Grotto's If it's Wednesday Night, come to Grotto's Grand Slam in Seaford, where from 5 to 8 p.m., it's not only Bike Night, but 20 percent of your tab will be donated by Grotto's to Operation We Care. This is scheduled to run the rest of the summer and beyond.
Monthly community yard sale The Seaford Enhancement Team (S.E.T.) invites the community to participate in a monthly yard sale the last Saturday of each month beginning July 30 and running thru October, behind the City of Seaford City Hall. Set-up is at 7 a.m., sale is from 8 a.m. to noon. Space rental is $10 (10x10 space), table rentals $5 each. Quantities are limited, reservations are encouraged. Space reservation is available both in advance and on the days of the events. Call Joe Owens at 628-8656 for more information. Proceeds from the space and table rentals go to assist the efforts of the Seaford Enhancement Team.
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 Children's Summer Reading Program will have "Movie Monday" on Monday, Aug. 1, at 1 p.m.
- The Children's Summer Reading Program will have "Painting the World" with Karen and Tammy at the library on Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 2 p.m.
- Registration for the Teen Summer Reading Program ends on Tuesday, Aug. 2.
- "Folk Tales and Tall Tales" comes to library at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3, as part of the Children's Summer Reading Program.
- The Teen Summer Reading Program will have its grand finale, "Haitian Showcase," on Thursday, Aug. 4, at 4 p.m.
- All reading logs for the Children's Summer Reading Program are due by Friday, Aug. 5.
- 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 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 Seaford Library and Cultural Center is looking for local artists to display their art at the library at the 4th annual art show on Friday, Sept. 2 and Saturday, Sept. 3. This is a multi-medium art show so all forms of art are welcome. Space is limited so register at the front desk by Aug. 26.
Jones Boys Duo The Nanticoke River Yacht Club is hosting the Jones Boys on August 12, from 7 - 11 p.m. Refreshments will be available at 6 p.m. Tickets, at $6 each, are available at Fantasy Salon, 224 High Street; Sturgis Marine, 20676 Sussex Highway, or at the door of the yacht club that evening. The yacht club is at 30 Market Street, Blades, next to the Blades Marina.
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 a complete festival schedule, visit easternshoreafram.org.
Free concert at the Ross Mansion On Sunday, Aug. 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. For more information, call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828.
'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. For details contact Wenona at email@example.com or 875-3184.
'Share the Hope Dinner' Local consultants Joanne Musser, Wade Bryan, Debbie Elliott and Janie Goslee of the Bee Weavers branch of Laurel/Delmar will hold a special Longaberger event, "Share the Hope Dinner," featuring the limited edition 2011 Horizon of Hope basket as well as other Horizon of Hope "pink" products. The event will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Salisbury Moose on Snow Hill Road in Salisbury. The cost is $60 per person which includes dinner by "My Turn to Cook" and your choice of a warm brown or white and pink basket. Carol Moore will be the guest speaker. To make a reservation, donate to Horizon of Hope or order a 2011 Horizon of Hope product, call Joanne Musser at 875-3798, Wade Bryan at 462-0885, Debbie Elliott at 846-2215 and Janie Goslee at 410-896-2271. All proceeds will benefit The American Cancer Society. For more information about Horizon of Hope, visit www.longaberger.com/horizonofhope.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lunginfo.org/skydive.
Summer Reading Program The following events are planned for the Laurel Public Library's Summer Reading Program.
For more information, contact Gail Bruce, summer reading program director, 875-3184.
- 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.
Sportsman dinner The first annual Sportsman Dinner, "Outdoorsmen for the Harvest," will be held at Laurel Wesleyan Church on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 2 to 7 p.m. It will be catered by Famous Dave's BBQ and the special speaker is author and comedian, Joey Hancock. The cost is $20, children six and under are free with an adult. There will be games for kids, music, hayrides, a petting zoo and contests. Vendors on hand will be Gander Mountain, Holly Swamp Taxidermy, Old Hitch Outfitters, Quality Deer Management, and Devastator Game Calls. Tickets are available at the church, 875-5380 or contact Jon Columna, email@example.com, 853-0379. For more info visit www.laurelwesleyan.org or http://outdoorsmenfortheharvest.us.
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.
Hitchens Family Reunion The 57th annual Hitchens Family Reunion hosted by the Irving Hitchens Family will be held on Sunday, Aug. 7, at 1 p.m. The reunion will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, Rev. Lee Elliott Community Bldg., 17249 Phillips Hill Rd., Laurel. Please bring covered dishes, fried chicken will be furnished.
Bible Center hosts Block Party The United Deliverance Bible Center is sponsoring a Community Block Party on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A portion of West 7th Street in Laurel will be blocked off to accommodate the event which is hosted by Pastors Keith and Carla Wongus. Attending the event to share information and screenings will be the Laurel Fire Dept., Delaware State Police Troop 4, Sussex County Community Action, Beebe Hospital Health Screening Mobile, Laurel Library, Laurel State Service Center, James H. Groves Adult High School, Habitat for Humanity, Peninsula Regional Health Screening Mobile and more. Free food and activities for children will be available. There will also be "back to school" supplies given away. Pastor Wongus will be available to bless the babies.
Hope House fundraiser The Laurel Community Foundation invites the public to the Laurel American Legion for an evening of great dance music performed by the Jones Boys to support the Hope House on Saturday, July 30 from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Admission is $10 at the door. The Laurel Community Foundation annually supports Hope House I and II in Laurel in providing transitional housing for more than 20 families with children in school. Come out for a fun-filled evening of music and dancing.
Laurel Farmers' Market open The Laurel Farmer's Auction Market is open for its 71st year. Small boxed lots of produce are offered starting at 9:30 each morning. The market is looking for farmers/gardeners who have a surplus of beans, tomatoes, peppers and other specialty produce to bring it to the market for sale.
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 is 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. Essay contest brochures available Brochures for the 2011 Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen contests are now available by the Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post of 7478 located at 2 Governors Ave., in Greenwood. This year's theme for the Voice of Democracy contest is, "Is There Pride in Serving in Our Military?" The theme for the Patriot's Pen contest is, "Are You Proud of Your Country?" Students who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial school or home study program in the United States, its territories and possessions; or in an overseas U.S. military/civilian dependent school may enter. The Voice of Democracy contest is open to students in grades 9 through 12 while Patriot's Pen is open to students in the 6 through 8th grades. The contests' deadline is Nov. 1. Prizes for winners include U.S. savings bonds for scholarships at the national level, and various cash prizes at local and state levels.
'A Salute To America's Military' The Ways and Means Committee of the Department of Delaware of the Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW is sponsoring a Patriots' Pride Party on Sept. 30 through Oct. 1, at Blue Hen VFW Post 6483 in Milford, on Haven Lake. A special feature of the event is "A Salute to America's Military," a display of names of men and women who served, or are serving, in the U.S. military. Needed are names of military personnel who have been part of the American military. They can be living or dead, served in peacetime and in war, can be part of any branch of the military service including the Reserves and National Guards, and include male and female military personnel. Military personnel can submit their own names, names of family and friends, buddies they had, or others in the military they respected for whatever reasons. Each submitted name should be printed for clarity, branch of their service and accompanied by a $5 donation. Checks and information should be sent to: Dept. of DE Sr. Vice President M.S. Russell, P.O. Box 900, Greenwood, DE 19950. Deadline for names is Sept. 5. For more details, contact Russell at 349-4220.
School supply drive Two area organizations are joining forces to sponsor a school supply drive for students in the Woodbridge School District. Greenwood Memorial LAVFW Post 7478 and Take My Hand Ministry are collecting school supplies - backpacks, Germ-x hand sanitizer, paper towels, tissues, assorted sizes of baggies, paper plates, napkins and paper lunch bags for the schools. Graph paper, reinforcement rings for notebook paper, and 3x5 and 4x6 note cards are also appreciated. Items can be dropped off at 102 Maryland Ave., Greenwood. The drive will conclude on Aug. 20. If anyone would like to donate to the school supply drive with a monetary donation, checks can be made payable to: TMHM and mailed to P.O. Box 900, Greenwood, DE 19950. Donations are tax-deductible. Contact person for the drive is Dr. Michaele S. Russell at 349-4220.
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. For more information, contact the library at 349-5309.
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.
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.
- Genealogy - The Bridgeville Library genealogy discussion group meets on the third Wednesday of each month.
Heritage Shores event 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. For more information, contact Jillian Stanley at 337-9910, ext. 325 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
Dickens Christmas trip AARP 915 is sponsoring a trip to Cambridge, Ohio on Nov. 11-13, for a Dickens Christmas. The trip is all inclusive and sign-ups will be held in July. For more information, call D. Matthews at 410-754-8189.
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.
Seaford AARP trips Seaford AARP Chapter #1084 is offering the following trips which are open to the public. Sept. 14-24 - Black Hills, S.D. - 10 breakfasts, 8 dinners. Guided tour of Chicago, Wisconsin Dells cruise. Visit the Corn Palace and Wall Drug. Travel thru the Badlands National Park with a stop at the Visitor's Center. See the Lighting Ceremony on Mt. Rushmore and another visit the next day for a guided tour to walk the President's Trail if you wish, and time to explore the shops. Next day visit the Crazy Horse Memorial and the Museum of the North American Indian. A drive thru Custer State Park for a photo opportunity of the buffalo and other wildlife. A visit to 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/double. Nov. 6-8 - Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut - Breakfast and dinner vouchers included. Stay at the Great Cedar Hotel and a trip to the Mohegan Sun. Visit the quaint Olde Mystic Village, which is close by, where you can visit the aquarium or the Mystic Seaport Museum on your own as it is within walking distance. Cost: $277 per person/doubles. Dec. 5 - 7 - "Christmas at the Beach" in Virginia Beach, Va. - Ocean front lodging, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners. After dinner take a tour thru the Norfolk Botanical Gardens to view the Garden of Lights and then a bus tour along the boardwalk to enjoy the Holiday Lights at the Beach - over a 25 block area. Also visit the Virginia Air and Space Center, a Christmas show in the Imax Movie Theater, the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News and enjoy a performance of "Star of Wonder: The Mystery of the Christmas Star." On the way home stop at Williamsburg for a 2 hour guided tour in Colonial Williamsburg and some shopping. Cost: $310 per person/doubles. For more information on these trips, contact Rose at 629-7180.
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 Genealogy Bytes will meet on Thursday, Aug. 4 the topic is the use of DNA in tracing your family roots. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org and click on the tab for Computer Group.
Coast Guard Auxiliary The US Coast Guard Auxiliary meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on North Market Street in Blades at 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.