SHS Class of 1997 Reunion Seaford High's Class of 1997 will hold a 15-year reunion this fall and they are searching for contact information for classmates. If you are '97 alumni, send your contact information to the reunion committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seaford Library and Job Center All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- Come and join the "S'More Books Club" at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center the 2nd Thursdays of each month starting Sept. 13 at 4 p.m. This program is for children in 3rd through 5th grade and offers a chance to read great books and discuss them with friends and do a fun craft.
- "FIRST Lego League" will meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month starting Sept. 20 at 4 p.m. This program is for kids ages 9-14. This is a unique international club. Each month is something different, using Legos, science and math. Must register to participate.
- Critical Reading Book Discussion is on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will be closed, Thursday, Sept. 27 for a Sussex County Library workshop. We will reopen for our regular business hours on Friday, Sept. 28.
- "Baby Bookworms" is every Tuesday, starting at 10:30 a.m. This program introduces infants through 36 months old to the world of nursery rhymes and books.
- Pre-K and Kindergarten "Story Time" every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. It is a story time with crafts and songs.
- The "Creative Art Club" is every 1st Thursday of the Month starting at 4 p.m. This program is for students in 3rd through 6th grade. A local art teacher will teach young artists various art forms through fun and creativity.
Nanticoke River Arts events The 6th annual Garden Party of the Nanticoke River Arts Council will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the backyard garden of Dennis Russell of Act II Florist on the corner of High and Conwell streets in Seaford. This event showcases the talents of local artists. Refreshments will be served and a drawing held for one of the artist's works. The Autumn Invitational Juried Art Show opening reception hosted by the Nanticoke River Arts Council will be held on Friday, Oct. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Gallery 107 on High Street in downtown Seaford. Any artist interested in submitting work may obtain an entry form by calling Tammy Kearney at 629-2829 or contacting his or her local art league. All chosen work will hang at Gallery 107 through October.
Free Lunch and Clothing The Seaford Wesleyan Church will be sponsoring a "Free Lunch and Clothing" on Saturday Sept. 9, 11 a.m.to 1 p.m. Location is at the St. Lukes Episcopal Church, 202 North Street, Seaford.
See The Funsters on Sept. 18 The Funsters will perform at the Nanticoke Senior Center on Tuesday, Sept. 18. The concert is open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the concert begins at 7. Tickets are $20 per person. Light fare, drinks and dessert will be for sale. A cash bar will also be available. To purchase tickets, stop by the center, or order them online at www.nanticokeseniorcenter.com.
Benefit for the Historical Society On Thursday, Sept. 6 from 4 to 10 p.m., the Seaford Texas Roadhouse near Lowe's will honor coupons for the benefit of the Seaford Historical Society. With the presentation of a coupon, Texas Roadhouse will donate 10% of the amount of the bill to SHS. Coupons are available from SHS members or from the SHS office in the Seaford Museum at 203 High St., 628-9828. They are also available online at www.seafordhistoricalsociety.com. These monies are needed to help with the maintenance of the Ross Mansion/Plantation and the Seaford Museum, both properties of the Seaford Historical Society.
Special fellowship time All military persons are invited to Grace Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on Saturday, Sept. 15 and each Saturday thereafter for coffee, snacks and discussion. Stop by any time from 10 a.m. to noon. Listen to stories or tell one of your own. This invitation is a way for us to thank you for serving and helping protect our country. The church is located at 805 Atlanta Rd., Seaford. Park in the parking lot and come to the back side door. Any questions, call 629-8434 or 443-889-7078.
Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast Applebee's will hold a Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast to support the Ruth Shrieves Memorial Fund on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Applebee's in Seaford. Cost is $7 per person and $4.50 for kids 9 and under. For more information, contact Ruth Ann Dodd at 236-6858 or 628-9856, Cathy Lee at 664-1347 or 604-9557, Roxanne Walls at 519-4715 or Tammy Wheatley or 725-7012.
St. John's House Tour The 40th annual St. John's House Tour will be held from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4. This year there are seven homes and St. Mary's Church in Bridgeville will be open that day. Tickets, which are $10, can be purchased at the church office on Monday, Oct. 1 through Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets will be sold the day of the tour in Fellowship Hall beginning at 9 a.m. Each site will also have tickets for sale. There will be a boutique and silent auction in Fellowship Hall. A chicken salad luncheon will be served in the hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $8. For more information, call Teresa Wilson at 629-6417.
Stay & Play Parents As Teachers, Seaford Stay & Play is open to families with children birth through 60 months (prior to kindergarten entry) Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to noon, West Seaford Elementary. Families must pre-register. For details, contact Brenda Villa at 236-9870
Wednesday Night Bingo Wednesday Night Bingo is held weekly at the Seaford Elks Lodge, on Elks Lodge Road, Seaford. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 7. Food is available. Must be 18-years-old to play. Plenty of fun. For more information, call 629-2458.
A conversation about the future We invite you to join the community conversation at Laurel Public Library at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept 19 with "We Geek the Delaware Dream: An Evening in Conversation about the Future." Delaware's libraries are hosting conversations facilitated by Laurel resident, UD Cooperative Extension Agent Bill McGowan. This will be the first in a statewide series, and the only meeting in Laurel. The dream of the Delaware Libraries is to help our state and communities (Laurel) become vibrant, prosperous and civic places. We all have dreams, hopes and aspirations – for ourselves, our families, and our communities. As a member of the community, libraries need to know what's important to you. Conversations are starting points for thinking and doing.
New Chess and Checkers Club Come to an organizational meeting at the Laurel Public Library on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at either 10 a.m. or 4 p.m., to help plan a new, informal gathering of chess and or checkers enthusiasts. This is not really a club, but rather a time set aside at the library where people who play can come together for a friendly game or two. Dates and times for the meetings will be determined by consensus of the people who attend the organizational meeting. If interested and cannot attend either meeting, email email@example.com or call the library at 875-3184 with your preferences.
Award winning film showing The right to vote for today's woman was a hard fought battle that occurred across this nation just over 100 years ago. To celebrate this victory, the Laurel Public Library in partnership with the Sussex County League of Women Voters will present a free showing of the award winning film, Iron Jawed Angels, at the library on Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 4 to 6 p.m., in the Carpenter Community Room. Nominated for five Emmys and awarded a golden globe in 2005, Iron Jawed Women is appropriate for ages 14 and up. The movie tells the true story of how the defiant and brilliant young activists, Alice Paul and Lucy Burns took the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote. Of special note for local history fans is the fact that Delaware native, Mabel Vernon played a significant role in this effort. Vernon joined close friend Alice Paul to form the Congressional Union for Women Suffrage. Her involvement led to imprisonment and enduring hunger strikes. A discussion of the film will follow the showing. For more information, visit www.laurel.lib.de.us, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 875-3184.
Historical sites open The Laurel Historical Society announces that the Cook House, 502 E. Fourth St., is now open for visits every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. The Cook House serves as the society headquarters and houses their extensive collection of historical artifacts. The newly opened Laurel Heritage Museum located in the former Laurel Train Station at 215 Mechanic St., is also open for visits on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. During the week, the museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. when Laurel Chamber of Commerce staff is available. At this time there is no entrance fee but donations of any size are greatly appreciated. Anyone interested in serving as a greeter at either site is encouraged to call 875-9427 or 875-2820. You do not have to be a society member in order to be a host at the museum.
Preschool Story Time Come join Miss Cindy every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Laurel Public Library. Children and their caregivers will enjoy exploring books, music, games and crafts. For details, call 875-3184.
LHS Class of '98 reunion The Laurel High School Class of 1998 will hold a reunion at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Rusty Rudder. The cost of $44 a person is due by Sept. 15. Contact Megan Jones at 841-5835 or Josh Wharton at email@example.com.
Tech Talk at the library The Laurel Public Library's own Tech Guy, Jack Hall, will be available to answer your questions every Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. and Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. For details, call 875-3184.
LHS Class of '82 reunion The Laurel High School Class of 1982 is planning its 30 year class reunion for this fall and is trying to collect information and contact as many class members as possible. Call Lora Grim Cooper at 841-4885 with your contact information. The group has also established a page on Facebook, "LHS Eighty Two," for additional contact information and input.
Relay for Life fundraiser Laureate Epsilon Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi sorority, is holding an ongoing fundraiser at Laurel Pizzaria to benefit Relay for Life. This event takes place on the third Tuesday of each month from 5 to 8 p.m. Pick up one of the flyers at the register upon entering the restaurant and then give it to the waitress with your bill at the end of the meal. Laureate Epsilon will automatically receive 10% of the check to benefit Relay for life. For more information, call 228-5800.
Club cars for sale The Delmarva Model Railroad Club, located at 103 S. State St., Delmar, is selling club cars for their non-profit organization. The car is an HO scale Maryland & Delaware 40-foot double door box car. It was custom built for the club by Athearn and it is ready to run with metal wheels and knuckle spring couplers. Two numbers are available: 1984 and 2011. Each car is $19 plus $6 for shipping and handling. Send check or money order (made payable to DMRRC) to DMRRC, P.O. Box 19, Delmar, DE 19940. Visit www.delmarvamodelrailroad.org for a copy of the order form.
Delmar Library Wednesday morning story time is held at 10 a.m. Preschool children are invited to join Ms. Jessica for a hands-on, interactive story time filled with books, crafts, and fun for all. To help students go back to school prepared, the Delmar Library is accepting donations of school supplies, such as paper, notebooks, pencils, markers, crayons, tissues, antibacterial wipes. School supply lists for Delmar Middle School are available for review and suggestions for donations. For more information about these or any other programs at the Delmar Public Library, visit the Library at 101 N. Bi-State Blvd. or call 302-846-9894.
'A Swinging Christmas' Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trip, via Holloway Tours, for members associates and friends: Thursday, Nov. 15, "A Swinging Christmas" at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. An "all you can eat" buffet followed by the show with song and dance, gorgeous costumes, fun and a commitment to the real meaning of the holiday. Cost is $110 per person. For more information, contact Dot Wolfgang, Delmar Alumni activities chairperson, at 846-2366.
Beef 'n dumpling dinner Relay for Life will hold a beef 'n dumpling dinner on Sunday, Sept. 9 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Delmar VFW to benefit the relay. The cost is $12. For more information, call 846-3901.
Dinner Club The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center hosts a Dinner Club every Thursday night at 5 p.m. Cost is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. Join us for an evening of dinner, socialization, cards, indoor shuffleboard and bocce ball. The event is open to the public. Non-members should call 349-5237 for reservations.
Changes to L.E.A.P. program Due to their upcoming move to temporary quarters, the Greenwood Public Library will be changing the day and location of their reading sessions with the L.E.A.P. program, also known as "Reading to the Dogs."
Monthly sessions will be held on the first Tuesday of each month at the Greenwood VFW Post 7478 on the corner of Mill Street and Governors Avenue in Greenwood. All children are invited to come and read to the dogs anytime between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. The dogs and their handlers are members of L.E.A.P, or Literacy Education Assistance Pups, a volunteer group based in Lewes. This program is free and open to all children. Registration may be completed at a child's first session. For more information, contact the Greenwood Library at 349-5309. For more information about the L.E.A.P organization, visit www.leapreading.org.
Defensive Driver Safety Course An AARP Defensive Driving Safety Course will be held at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on Sept. 11-12. This is a two day basic course. This course will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. and the cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. You must pre-register for the course. Checks should be made payable to AARP. Upon compliance of the course, participants will receive a deduction on the liability portion of their automobile insurance. To register, call Dixie Carlisle at 302-349-5237.
Library moves to temporary location Greenwood Public Library has moved to their temporary location at "Hilltop" on the corner of Routes 13 south and 16. Hilltop will serve as home while the new library is being constructed on the current Mill Street site. Opening day for the temporary location is Monday, Oct. 1. On-hold items will be unavailable for pick-up. Patrons with hold requests may want to select another library as a pick-up location. Out-of-state interlibrary loan service will be available again once the temporary location is open on Monday, Oct. 1. For any questions regarding the move, call the library at 349-5309.
Democracy, Patriot's Pen contests Brochures for the 2012 Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen contests are now available by the Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post of 7478 at 2 Governors Ave. in Greenwood. This year's theme for the Voice of Democracy contest is, "Is Our Constitution Still Relevant?" The theme for the Patriot's Pen contest is, "What I Would Tell America's Founding Fathers." 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 - 12 while Patriot's Pen is open to students in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Rules and judging criteria are spelled out in the brochures. Deadline to enter is Nov. 1. Entries must be in the hands of the sponsoring VFW Post by midnight. Prizes include scholarships at the national level, and various cash prizes at local and state levels. All posts/auxiliaries should have brochures. For more information, contact Dr. Michaele S. Russell, secretary of LAVFW Post 7478, at 349-4220.
Bridgeville Public Library New hours - Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Genealogy Meeting - every third Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in meeting room or Genealogy Room
- Recent Reads - every third Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the meeting room. Join us for a literary conversation and a light luncheon.
- Storytime - in Children's Area - is taking a break for the summer and will resume in September.
'100 Years of Broadway' production On Tuesday, Sept 11 at 7 p.m., the Friends of the Bridgeville Public Library is pleased to present Clear Space Theatre in Concert, featuring an electrifying ensemble of talented performers bringing you Broadway hits from the classics to the contemporary. From pop hits that populate jukebox musicals like "Smokey Joe's Café," and "Rock of Ages" to show tunes that could easily be on the radio, this tour through Broadway is packed with all of the infectious and irresistible show tunes we know you want to hear. Showcasing the talents of Clear Space Theatre's multi-talented actors, singers and dancers, you will enjoy a tour of some of the best-loved Broadway shows from the past century. Join us in the library meeting room, 600 South Cannon St., for what promises to be an enjoyable evening of musical entertainment. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to all.
Military Club events planned Heritage Shores Military Club will hold a Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebee's in Seaford from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, to raise money to help area veterans. Tickets, which can be purchased at the door, are $7 for adults and $4 for children. The club will host the Fourth Annual Patriots Day on Tuesday, Sept. 11 starting at 9 a.m. at the Heritage Shores Clubhouse in Bridgeville to honor military, firefighters, police and EMTs who risk their lives every day to protect ours. Featured speaker will be Attorney General Beau Biden. There will be entertainment by the 1st State Harmonizers. The award winning Woodbridge Marine JROTC will present the MIA/POW ceremony, a presentation of quilts of valor to military personnel who have recently returned from Afghanistan. There is no charge to attend and everyone is welcome.
Victory Funfest on Sept. 8 Join us for the 1st Annual Victory Funfest located at Victory Baptist Church, 16241 South Sussex Hwy., Bridgeville on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission, free food, face painting, bounce house/inflatables, dunking booth, games and prizes. Tickets will be handed out for a drawing to win a free bicycle, Kindle Fire, and Wal-Mart gift cards. The drawing will take place Sunday, Sept. 9 at the 10:30 a.m. service. For more information, call 222-4596 or visit www.vbcbridgeville.org.
Drug Take Back Day The town will hold another drug take back day on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residents will be able to hand in unwanted and unused prescription drugs. The town's cleanup day will also take place Sept. 29.
Historic event in Bethel In 1912 the Tugboat Delaware was built in the Bethel shipyard. She is coming back to Bethel to celebrate her 100th anniversary of her launch in Bethel. The Bethel Museum is also opening its new maritime exhibit. The "Delaware" was recently restored by the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels. They will bring it to Bethel on Saturday and Sunday, September 15 and 16, and she will be open for tours from 2 to 4 p.m. (weather permitting).
WPS offers trip The WPS is sponsoring a three day trip to the Grand Canyon of Pa., Oct. 17-19. Cost is $442 and includes 2 nights lodging, 2 dinners, River Cruise, Train ride, Canyon Wagon Tour and Overlook, Taber Museum, Tour of Lewisburg, Shempp Train Collection, Buggy Museum and all gratuities. For more information, contact Frances at 629-4416.
New Year's in Myrtle Beach AARP 915 presents New Year's in Myrtle Beach, S.C. from Dec. 30 to Jan. 2, 2013. The trip is all inclusive: transportation, 3 nights at oceanfront hotel, 3 dinners, 3 breakfasts, Alabama Theatre - South's Grandest Christmas Show, Carolina Opry Christmas Special, Broadway on Beach and Barefoot Landing. Reservation deadline is Oct. 10. For more information and to sign up, call Diana at 410-754-8189.
Trip to Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trip via Holloway Tours for members, associates and friends. Travel to the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. on Thursday, Nov. 15 to see "A Swinging Christmas." There will be an "all you can eat" buffet followed by the show with song, dance, gorgeous costumes, fun and a commitment to the real meaning of the holiday. Cost is $110 per person. For more information, contact Dot Wolfgang, Delmar Alumni activities chairperson, at 846-2366.
Branson at Christmas November 5-12, $1025. Price includes 7 nights lodging, bus, 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners, 7 Outstanding Christmas shows, Titanic Museum, and more. Hosted by Joyce Hickman and organized by White Star Tours. For details, call 410-749-2147.
Seaford AARP offers trips Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 is offering the following trips to the public. Sept. 25-27 - Hudson Valley, N.Y. - Cost: $420.00 per person/doubles. Travel to Kingston, N.Y. with free time to shop before you board the "Rip-Van-Winkle" for a two hour cruise on the Hudson. Day 2 - visit Hyde Park to tour the FDR home and have lunch in style at the Culinary Institute of America. Also tour the Vanderbilt Mansion with free time in Rhinebeck. Next day, a stop at the Walkway Over the Hudson and the West Point Military Academy for a tour. Then, visit the museum before heading home mid-afternoon. Nov. 14-17 - Christmas Shows at Myrtle Beach, S.C. - Cost: $410.00 per person/doubles and $500 single. Three breakfasts, three dinners. Alabama Theatre, Legends in Concert, Palace Theatre featuring Christmas on Ice. Also time to visit the Tanger Outlets and Broadway at the Beach. For more information on these trips, contact Rose at 629-7180.
Trip to Hagley Museum & Estates The Seaford Historical Society will sponsor a trip to the Hagley Museum in Wilmington on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Cost is $65 per person which includes guided tour fees, lunch, shuttles between sites and motor coach transportation. Hagley is situated on 235 picturesque acres along the Brandywine River. E.I. du Pont founded his gunpowder mill and plant here in 1802. We will tour the Powder Yard, Machine Shop, Workers Hill with one-room school house, the family home, barn and garden, Visitors Center, and the first office of the DuPont Company. Lunch will be served in the historic Soda House and will include Tuscan vegetable soup, a deluxe sandwich variety, pasta salad, fruit salad, Chef's Choice layer cake and assorted drinks. The bus will leave the Sears parking lot (Seaford Village Shopping Center) at 8 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. Make reservations by calling the SHS office at 628-9828 by Sunday, Oct. 7.
USPS meeting United States Power Squadron (USPS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. For details, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.
MOAA meets in Lewes The Southern Delaware Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) meets from noon to 1:30 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month at Irish Eyes Pub and Restaurant, 213 Anglers Rd., Lewes.
Flotilla forming Marching Band The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the second Thursday of each month at the station at the Nanticoke Marina and Yacht Club in Blades. For more information, call Art Wollschlager at 628-8259 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sussex Bird Club meeting The Sussex Bird Club Meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9 at Cadbury in Lewes. Bruce Peterjohn, chief of the USGS Bird Banding Laboratory at the Patuxent Wildlife Center, will give a talk, "Hummingbirds of the Mid-Atlantic Region." The public is welcome.
Cancer Consortium committee meet Working committees of the Delaware Cancer Consortium will meet to monitor implementation of the recommendations of the Delaware Cancer Consortium on Monday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Del Tech, Terry Campus, Room 700, Conference Center, Dover. Committees meeting from 10 to 11:30 a.m. include data, early detection & prevention, disparities, quality cancer care, tobacco & other risk factors. Committees meeting from 12:30 to 2 p.m. include communication & public education, environment.
Widowed Persons meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 12:15 p.m. at the Georgia House in Laurel. The planned guest speaker will be Steve Rose, CEO of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come by and join us.
Young Professional Writers This writers group is designed for 13 to 30-year-olds who are serious about becoming professional writers. Meetings will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every second Monday of the month at the Laurel Public Library. For more information, visit www.laurel.lib.de.us/, call 875-3184 or email email@example.com
Coast Guard Auxiliary The U.S. 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.
AARP holds monthly meeting Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 will have their monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13 at the Methodist Manor House in the Friendship Hall. Speaker is John Barnes, from the Wilmington AARP office. For more information, call Evelyn Parillo at 875-2454.
AARP board meeting Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 will hold their board meeting on Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Methodist Manor House in the activity room on the left when you enter the lobby. For more information, call Evelyn Parillo at 875-2454.