Free Fishing Derby for Kids The Nanticoke River Yacht Club in Blades will host its Annual Youth Kids' Fishing Derby on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon for kids ages 3 to 12. The event is free. To register, visit www.nryc.us. Register online and then print and sign a hard copy to bring with you. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. Poles and fishing gear will be available to borrow, first come, first serve. After the morning activities, there will be a free family picnic at noon. Prizes and awards, donated by local businesses, will be given after the picnic.
Basket Bingo Lofland Park Center will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Seaford Moose Lodge, located on Rt. 13A in Seaford. The filled basket bingo will consist of 20 games and will feature several Longaberger baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Longaberger Work Around basket and Washed Linen Vase. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, contact Lofland Park Center at 628-3000, ext. 8302 or TimmonsD@genesishcc.com.
'Art on the Nanticoke' Art on the Nanticoke, a fundraiser for the Nanticoke River Arts Council (NRAC) and Gallery 107, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 4 to 8 p.m, at 4408 Woodland Church Rd., Seaford. A ticket includes two drinks, dinner with a variety of desserts, live entertainment, display and sale of members' artwork and a silent auction. There will be a wine tasting by Liquid Assets for $5. Tickets, which are $30, are on sale at Gallery 107 located at 324 High St., Seaford. For a map to the event, visit www.nanticokeriverartscouncil.org.
Seaford Library events All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
Job Center For more information, visit www.lib.de.us/jobcenter or call the Seaford Job Center at 222-3618.
- The "Critical Thinking" group will meet on Monday, Aug. 19, at 6:30 p.m. This group reads and discusses mostly nonfiction on a variety of topics including science, religion, philosophy, political, theory, history, and economics.
- "First Lego League Boot Camp" begins Monday, Aug. 26 and runs until Thursday, Aug. 29 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. This program is for kids ages 9 to 14. Students interested in participating in this unique international club, which will meet throughout the school year, must attend this Lego Bootcamp event. Register to participate.
- "Baby Bookworms" is back starting Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 10:30 a.m., at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center and will continue every Tuesday of the month. This program uses the "Mother Goose on the Loose" curriculum and introduces infants through ages 48 months to the world of nursery rhymes and books. There is a short play time afterword.
- Walk-in Job Search Assistance - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 to 5:30 p.m., to learn how to use a computer, create an email address, find job leads online, fill out an online job application, write a resume, and practice interviews. One-on-one assistance is available through a staff member or volunteer. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618 or email email@example.com.
- "Advancement through Pardons and Expungement" - Assistance will be available by appointment at the Seaford Job Center. To schedule an appointment, call Andrew Duncan at 302-233-6462.
- "Practice Interview Sessions," by appointment only. If you have a job interview scheduled, we can role play the interview so that you have a chance to practice describing your experience and qualities. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Assistance Applying for Supplemental Food Benefits: third Friday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m. - Aug. 16, Sept. 20, Oct. 18. The Food Bank of Delaware offers assistance to apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps). Call Brenda Palomo, Food Bank of DE, to register or to get more information (424-3301, ext. 107).
- "What you need to know about resumes and online job applications" - Tuesday, Oct. 1, noon to 12:30 p.m. These days it is not usually a human you are initially trying to impress with your resume, it's a computer and software known as an "Applicant Tracking System." If you want to ensure that your resume and online application won't get weeded out before a human has a chance to see it, you won't want to miss this 30 minute session. Bring a flash drive with your current resume on it. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618 or email email@example.com.
- "A new Job Center tool for secure and reliable job searches" - Thursday, Sept. 26, noon to 12:30 p.m. Today most jobs are posted online. The best way to compete and secure a position is to go directly to the company website and search their job openings. We have developed a tool to simplify this search. Also, it is important to be aware of scams when applying for jobs online with job search engines. Not all positions listed on online databases are still open positions with a company and these websites are trying to obtain your information to sell it. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- "Introduction to Microsoft Word/Excel" - Wednesdays, 9:30 to 11 a.m., 4 weeks: 8/28, 9/4, 9/11, 9/18. This program provides an overview of Microsoft Word (a word processor software program) and Excel (a spreadsheet program). Registration is required and patron must attend all four classes. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618 or email email@example.com.
- "Intermediate Microsoft Word" - Mondays, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., 6 weeks: 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28. This interactive program offers tools for improving your use of this very popular Microsoft word processor software program. A basic understanding of Microsoft Word is required. Must attend all six sessions and registration is required. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- "Introduction to Computers" in Spanish: Tuesdays, 5:30 to 7 p.m., 4 weeks: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8. For first time computer user. This class, taught in Spanish will teach the basics of a computer, how to use the mouse and how to go on the Internet and email. Registration is required and patron must attend all four classes. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618 or email email@example.com.
- "Introduction to Computers" - Thursdays, 5:30 to 7 p.m., 4 weeks: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10. For first time computer user. This class will teach the basics of a computer, how to use the mouse and how to go on the Internet and email. Registration is required and patron must attend all four classes. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nanticoke Health golf tournament Delaware based Anesthesia Services, P.A. is the title sponsor of the Nanticoke Health Services 27th annual golf tournament on Thursday, Sept. 19 and Friday, Sept. 20, at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville. Thursday's tournament will be Ladies Day, and Friday's tournament will be the traditional tournament open to men and women. The tournament will consist of 18 holes with four-person teams utilizing a handicapped scramble format. Participants will enjoy a day at Heritage Shores Club, an Arthur Hills classic links style course. Both days will consist of practice, 18-holes of golf, food, and gross and net team prizes. Golfers will have numerous chances to test their skills by competing in on-course activities. The proceeds from this year's tournaments will benefit Nanticoke's Mother and Baby Care Center through a new Fetal Monitoring System. Sponsorship opportunities are available to individuals and businesses. For more information, visit www.nanticoke.org/golf, or contac the Nanticoke Health Services Foundation office at 536-5393 or email FioriC@nanticoke.org.
Society dinner and dance The Seaford Historical Society will "Raise the Roof" at the Seaford Fire Hall on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 5 to 11 p.m. The gala event will raise funds to benefit the society's programs and projects. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $45 per person and must be purchased in advance. The deadline for ticket sales is Friday, Sept. 13. The event will include Chinese and silent auctions. A meal catered by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department will be served at 6 p.m. A live auction along with 50/50 and door prize drawings will take place at 7:15. At 8, The Funsters will take the stage. Rservations may be made by contacting the Seaford Historical Society at 628-9828 or by email at email@example.com.
Racing exhibit at Seaford Museum On Saturday, Aug. 17, the Seaford Museum will debut a first of its kind exhibit based on the 2012 book, Delaware Auto Racing, published by Arcadia Press. Like the book, this exhibit will bring back memories and present the sparkling contributions that Delaware has made to this national sport. "Delaware Auto Racing" will open Saturday, Aug. 17 and close Sunday, Nov. 17. Artifacts from many local collections will be on display; many that haven't been seen in decades. One of the benchmark pieces will be the Delaware State Fair Stock Car Races Trophy that was established in 1982 to honor the overall best annual performance at the Harrington Fairgrounds. Artifacts, photos, posters, programs, newspaper clippings, driving suits and helmets, race car parts and "pieces" will all be on display. The racing venues that have gone away and those that live on will be represented. The exhibit will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 17, and motorsports personalities will be on hand to chat. There will also be vintage race cars on display in the museum's parking lot. Museum hours are from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults with children 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult.
Community Concert fall season The Seaford Community Concert Association will open its fall season on Sept. 23 with An Evening with Hal Linden. The Broadway actor and star of the television show "Barney Miller" will present a sophisticated cabaret-style variety show with popular music from Las Vegas to Broadway as well as amusing stories from his career. The Diamonds will bring classic rock and roll to the stage on Oct. 24. Jesse Lynch's Jazz 101 will be featured on Feb. 11, 2014. The jazz combo will perform the music of Scott Joplin, Louis Armstrong and other jazz greats. Richter Uzer will perform on Sunday, March 9, at 3 p.m., bringing a whimsical blend of classical, world and rock music to the stage. On April 15, the New York Theatre Ballet will perform. This group has been called "a miniature American treasure" by "Dance Magazine." Start time for all concerts is 7:30 p.m. except for the Sunday performance at 3 p.m. All of the concerts will be held in the Seaford Senior High School in Seaford. This year, members will have brand new seating in the Madden Auditorium. The pricing for the 2013-2014 membership remains the same as last year. Prior to Aug. 17, a subscription for one adult costs $50 and for family members living under one roof, $115. After Aug. 17, an adult subscription is $55 and a family subscription $120. Student subscriptions are $15. This year, the SCCA is looking into purchasing an acoustical shell for the stage. This is an expensive proposition, but the shell would enhance sound and make a beautiful backdrop for the artists. The association hopes to use patron contributions to help make this purchase. People who donate more than the cost of their tickets are patrons. The membership drive ends Aug. 31. Membership cards will be mailed Sept. 6. The membership cards serve as admission tickets for the performances. To request a brochure, contact Marjorie Lynch at 337-8195. For more information on the SCCA, visit www.Seafordconcerts.org.
Miniature house display The Governor Ross Mansion is now home to two structures in miniature. One is a nine-room doll house, now located in the nursery on the second floor of the mansion. The other is a miniature quilt shop now in place on a shelf in the family room on the first floor. These two structures were gifts from James and Suzanne Kline, originally from Fairmont, W.Va. They moved to the Manor House in Seaford in August 2005. The detail in these little houses is amazing. On the front porch of the doll house are a window box, a hanging basket of flowers and a moving swing. The bay window in the front of the house is highlighted with a stained glass panel. The third floor consists of two fully furnished bedrooms, one as a child's and the other as a regular bedroom. On the second floor are two bedrooms, each with a canopy bed, a bathroom complete with tile floor, and a workroom showing a miniature ironing board. The dining room includes Queen Anne chairs, the one thing with which Suzanne relates a scale. In actuality, Queen Anne chairs are 3 feet tall. In this doll house they are 3 inches tall. Ham and green beans are on the buffet table. The living room is amazing with its fireplace. The little quilt shop features stairs and a balcony, show windows in the front, a quilt rack and quilting frame ready for work, all in tiny form. Over 100 bolts of fabric are on the shelves. This miniature structure was moved without disassembling because all pieces are glued in place.
Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled for August at Gallery 107 in Seaford. For more information, visit nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. Saturday, Aug. 17, 1 - 5 p.m. - Water color workshop with Kurt Plinke - "Goldfinch on Queen Anne's Lace" Sunday, Aug. 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Card Making with Betty Speer Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Children's Art Classes with Karen Owens, ages 9-13 Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m. to noon, Children's Art with Rudelle Fay Hall in the Gallery Ongoing classes Mondays 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Impressionistic Oil Painting with Linda Steere 6 to 9 p.m. - Classic Realism in oil with John Shisler Wednesdays 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. - Children's Art Cel painting with Rudelle Fay Hall 6 to 8 p.m. - Watercolor with Nancy Laprad in her home Thursdays 6 to 8 p.m. - Palette Knife workshop with Rudelle Fay Hall Fridays 9 to 11 a.m. - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad Other classes by Rudelle Fay Hall: Children's Art, Animation Cel Art, Photoshop Basics for Beginners, Photoshop Creativity Art, Faux Stained Glass Painting. Call 604-7961 for information.
Woodland Ferry Festival The Woodland Ferry Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, in the historic community of Woodland. Vendors and exhibitors will line Woodland Church Road offering food, crafts, and a variety of exhibits and demonstrations. The "Battle of the Bands" between Seaford and Laurel High schools will take place on the ferry. Ferry rides for foot passengers will be offered throughout the day along with a silent auction and duck train rides for the kids. Entertainment provided by "The Good News Tour," Charlie Paparella and the "Olivet Church String Band" with guests the Lilley Family and the "Out of Order" bluegrass band. A breakfast will be held in the Woodland Church Community Hall beginning around 7:30 a.m. for a small fee. To vend or exhibit, contact Linda Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 629-5659 or Linda Hallbrook at email@example.com or 381-4242.
ECAP accepting applications The Delaware Early Childhood Center (ECAP) is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year. ECAP is a free preschool in the Seaford area. The child must be 4-years-old by Aug. 31, 2013. Call 423-4764 or 750-2283.
Laurel Lions Train Show The Laurel Lions Train Show is back on track for Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Laurel Fire House. There will be train accessories, oyster sandwiches and live entertainment.
LHS Class of '83 Reunion Laurel High School Class of 1983 has set dates for its 30 year reunion events - Saturday, Aug 24 and Saturday, Oct. 26. If you have not received your invitation, contact Brian Dayton at 302-745-4476 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
'The Weight is Over' Frank W. Gibbs II presents "The Weight is Over," at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Catherine Camper Complex, 12108 County Seat Hwy., Laurel. Tickets are $15 in advance and available exclusively at the Mustard Seed in Milford or by calling 302-424-2479.
Lions Club Journey for Sight The Laurel Lions Club's 26th Annual Pet Culver Memorial Journey for Sight will be held on Sunday, Nov. 3, at Trap Pond State Park. Registration is at 12:15 p.m. and the walk, which is 5 miles, begins at 1. Funds generated are used for eye exams, eye glasses, hearing aids and diabetic needs. Trophies will be awarded. Refreshments will follow the event. All clubs and organizations are welcome; teams of 5 or more will receive a 50% rebate on all money turned in the day of the event. For more information, call Pat Disharoon at 410-896-3371 or 410-726-4118.
Laurel Public Library Drop in and sample the weekly Book Club at the Laurel Public Library - Recent Reads - for light refreshments and conversation, every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. It's not your average book club. Bring whatever you're reading, e-books or audiobooks too, anything goes. All are welcome. Call Wenona for details at 875-3184. Got tech questions? On Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. and Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m., you are invited to stop by the library for a consultation. Jack the Tech Guy is available to answer all your questions, from simple ones to stumpers. BYOB (Bring Your Own Board) for a challenging game of chess on Saturdays. Drop-in, beginning at 10 a.m. when the library opens and stay as long as you want, until the 2 p.m. closing time. Call Norma Jean for more information at 875-3184.
Laurel Chamber seeks nominees The Laurel Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the annual Laurel "Citizen of the Year." The traditional ballot boxes that have been placed around town will now be replaced by electronic, telephone and mail submissions. Nominees must reside in the Laurel School District. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, Aug. 30. The Citizen of the Year banquet is Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Georgia House restaurant in Laurel. The chamber will also choose its annual "Businessperson of the Year." Nominees for the Businessperson of the Year must be members in good standing of the Laurel Chamber of Commerce and must be a business owner or manager. Nominations come from members of the Laurel Chamber. Nominations for the Citizen of the Year and Businessperson of the Year can be submitted to the chamber by e-mail: email@example.com; phone: 875-9319; fax: 875-5581; or mail: Laurel Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 696, Laurel, DE 19956. Submissions can also be dropped off at the chamber office in the Laurel Train Station, behind Laurel Town Hall. Chamber office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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. Laureate Epsilon will automatically receive 10% of the check to benefit Relay For Life. For more information, call 228-5800.
Museum features Ida May exhibit Artifacts from the reconstruction project of the skipjack Ida May are now on display at the Bethel Heritage Museum. The exhibit focuses on the 1906 skipjack Ida May, which was restored by the Gladden brothers, Gordon and Elbert, from 2006 to 2011. The Ida May, which is 42' 2" long and 14' 4" wide, is the largest skipjack owned by the Gladden family. It was used to dredge for oysters near Deal Island and is currently being raced every year in the Deal Island Skipjack race. It is captained by John Price Jr. The Ida May exhibit consists of artifacts and a documentary chronicling the renovation of the skipjack. The exhibit may be seen at the museum on Aug. 25 and Sept. 8 and 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Bethel Historical Society President Kevin Phillips at 858-3840.
Delmar Public Library Adult Programs Dig Into the Past completes the adult summer reading program. On Friday, Aug. 16, at 1:30 p.m., historian and educator Mike Dixon presents "Unlocking the History of an Old House." This practical lecture is designed to show you how to uncover that past and answer questions such as when was the structure built, who lived in it, how has it changed over time, and what are its stories. Celebrate the conclusion of Groundbreaking Reads on Friday, Aug. 23, with a "Stump the Audience" program with finds from your attic, basement or garage. The Job Center at Delaware Libraries will be open on Monday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., for two classes. Starting at 10:15 a.m., class #1 introduces a new Job Center search tool that will help job seekers simplify their online employment searches and promote their online information security.
At 11:30 a.m., class #2 covers what you need to know about your resume and submitted online job applications. Did you know companies use applicant tracking software to weed out undesirable applications and resumes? Bring a flash drive with your current resume to this program. Enjoy knitting and crochet? Join the Madhatters group on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m. Share your latest project, learn from others, or work on service projects for the community. College Financial Planning will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 26. Led by G. Holland vanValkenburg, of College Funding Solutions, Inc., this program is for parents of freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who will learn more about the FAFSA form, how to pick colleges that provide the best financial aid packages, how to increase your tax deductions and credits, and how to lower your out-of-pocket costs and get the maximum amount of money from each school. Reservations are required and must be done by calling 866-306-8556 or signing up at the library. The library is closed to the public on Monday, Aug. 19, for staff development. Programs previously scheduled will still be held. For more information about these programs or other programs at the Delmar Public Library, call 846-9894 or visit the library at 101 N. Bi-State Blvd., Delmar.
Beef 'n dumpling dinner A beef 'n dumpling dinner sponsored by the St. Stephen's Relay for Life team will be held at the Delmar VFW on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Eat in or take out. The cost is $12. There will also be a silent auction.
Quarter auction on Aug. 22 A quarter auction will be held on Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Delmar Fire Department to benefit the Respiratory Club of Delaware Tech. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the auction starts at 6:30. There will be multiple vendors with over 100 items up for auction. Paddles are $7 in advance or $10 at the door. For advance paddle purchases, call 853-2987.
Activities at the Cheer Center Dinner club is held every Thursday at 5 p.m. The dinner club is open to the public and the cost is $7 for non-members. This is a great time to take a tour, receive a newsletter and calendar and find out what Greenwood Cheer is all about. For more information, call site manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.
Greenwood VFC chicken bbq The Greenwood Vol. Fire Company chicken bbq will run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Sept. 29. Dinner includes half a chicken or leg quarters, roll, bag of chips and pickles for $7.
Cancer Support Group The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will host a Cancer Support Group on the second Monday of every month at 1 p.m. beginning Sept. 9. Beverly Turner, group facilitator, has many years of experience hosting support groups. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m., if any one would like to come and enjoy lunch before the group meets. The support group is free and open to the public. For more information, call Site Manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.
Greenwood UMC presents drama Join Greenwood United Methodist Church to experience the Rev. Jim Hughes as he presents the drama "The Thief" at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18. Jim Hughes wrote, sings and portrays the message of the crucifixion as seen through the eyes of the repentant thief on the cross next to Jesus. Jim is a licensed preacher from Vineland, N.J. and has been in the music and drama ministry since 1971. All are welcome. A freewill offering will be taken.
Greenwood Rejoices Join us under the tent at the corner of First and Market streets in Greenwood on Aug. 22-25, to enjoy the ministry of John Hobbs and music with Kenny Davis in Greenwood Rejoices. This new outreach ministry is a joint effort by several Greenwood churches - Gateway Fellowship, Greenwood UMC, Hickory Ridge, House of Praise, Living Life Fellowship and New Birth Church. On Aug. 22-23, join us from 6:30 to 9 p.m.; on Saturday, Aug. 24 there will be music, food and fellowship from noon to 6 p.m., with John Hobbs delivering his message from 6 to 9 p.m. On Sunday, join us at 11 a.m. for the closing message by Rev. Hobbs. Childcare will be available for each day/evening. All are welcome.
Adult Summer Reading Club The Greenwood Public Library's Adult Summer Reading Club, "Groundbreaking Reads!," will continue through Monday, Aug. 19. Register at the Greenwood Library and begin reading or listening to your favorite books. After registering, patrons fill out entry slips for each book enjoyed. An entry slip can also be earned for every four hours of reading to a child. These entry slips enable the participant to enter in weekly drawings for prize-filled book bags, plus grand prize drawings to be held on Aug. 19. Grand prizes include a Kindle Fire HD, an MP3 player, two gift certificates for $25 each at Barnes and Noble Bookstores, and two gift certificates for $10 each at Vanderwende's Farm Fresh Ice Cream Store. Fine forgiveness of $1 will also be granted for each week at least one entry slip is submitted. For more information, contact the Greenwood Library at 349-5309.
AARP Safety Course An AARP Defensive Driving Safety Course will be held at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center, 41 Schulze Rd. in Greenwood, on September 16. This is a one day advanced refresher class. This course will be held from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. and the cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. You must pre-register for this course by September 10. Upon compliance of the course, participants will receive a deduction on the liability portion of their automobile insurance. To register, please call Site Manager, Dixie Carlisle at 302-349-5237.
Ladies Auxiliary school supply drive "Help a child be successful," is the theme for the annual school drive that is in progress and sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478. A school supply drive is now in progress to benefit four local schools. Supplies needed are: regular and college ruled school paper, No. 2 pencils, colored pencils, colored markers, wooden rulers, erasers, pens with blue, black, or red ink, note cards, pencil boxes/holders, graph paper, book covers, marble-backed notebooks, folders, glue sticks, crayons, school scissors, notebook dividers, backpacks for school, 3-ring notebooks, Ziploc bags in all sizes, brown or white paper lunch bags, paper plates and napkins, paper towels and Clorox wipes, hand sanitizers and boxes of tissues. Items and/or donations can be dropped off at the home of: Secretary Michaele Russell, 102 Maryland Ave., Greenwood, DE 19950, through August 18. Contact number is 302-349-4220. Donations are tax-deductible.
Summer writing contest The Library of Congress National Book Festival is presenting a summer writing contest to encourage 5th and 6th graders to reflect on the books that have made a personal impact on their lives. The "A Book That Shaped Me" Summer Writing Contest is administered as part of the Greenwood Public Library's summer reading program and top winners will be honored at the Library of Congress National Book Festival, which will take place Sept. 21-22, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Contest entry forms are available at the library, and downloadable entry forms can be found online at www.greenwood.lib.de.us or at www.loc.gov/bookfest/kids-teachers/booksthatshape/. Essays should be one page in length and must be submitted along with an entry form in person at a participating library. The deadline for entries is Monday, Aug. 12. Prizes will be awarded to five finalists and one winner per state, and to three overall grand prize winners. For more information, call Donna Carter at 349-5309.
New Red Hat chapter Queen Alice Jeanne Marques has opened a new Red Hat Chapter, Red Hat Roses, in Bridgeville, for members of the Red Hat Society. The Red Hat Society is an international social organization for women ages 21 and up. For more information about the group, visit www.RedHatsociety.com. For more information about the new chapter, call 236-9601.
Renew your Friends membership It's time to renew your annual membership to the Friends of the Bridgeville Library. We still need your financial support to continue our enrichment programs and increase the library's resources. Thank you for your continued contributions. For more information, contact Membership Chair Alice Min at 628-4616 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Genealogy - The Bridgeville Library genealogy discussion group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m.
- Each month the library offers computer classes with various topics. Additionally, e-reader classes and demonstrations are offered. Dates vary; check our facebook or website for details.
Charity golf tournament After raising more than $88,000 to support local charitable organizations in the past six years of the Bridgeville Charity Open Golf Tournament, volunteer organizers have announced the date for the town of Bridgeville's seventh annual event. This year's golf tournament is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 11, at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville. Registration and a continental breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the shotgun start for the four-player scramble starting at 9. A luncheon and awards ceremony will follow the tournament. Proceeds will support the Bridgeville Kiwanis Foundation, the Bridgeville Lions Club and the Bridgeville Senior Center. This year's tournament will be a scramble with the field separated by flights according to handicap. Senior tees will be available and on-course skill contests will be offered for additional prizes. Several levels of sponsorship are offered to allow businesses and individuals the opportunity to participate. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Peggy Smith at Bridgeville Town Hall, 337-7135.
Alumni Association offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering trip through Holloway Tours for alumni, faculty and friends. Saturday, Sept. 21 - Smithsonian National Zoological Park - $29. Lunch is included in the tour. Checks, should be made payable to the Delmar Alumni Association and mailed to Dot Wolfgang, 36360 Bi-State Blvd., Delmar, DE 19940. For more information, call Wolfgang at 846-2366.
Trip to Atlanta, New Orleans Seaford WPS is sponsoring a nine day trip to Atlanta and New Orleans, Sept. 21-29. Cost is $995 per person and includes 8 nights lodging, 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners, tour of Atlanta including CNN, Stone Mountain Park, Montgomery, Ala., New Orleans, Mardi Gras World, Swamp tour, plantation and garden tour, riverboat cruise, World War II Museum, Jackson Brewery & Riverwalk, motor coach transportation and gratuities. For more information, call 629-4416.
Sight and Sound trip Atmosphere of Praise Choir is sponsoring a bus trip to see Noah at Sight and Sound, Lancaster County, Pa., on Saturday, Sept. 7. Trip includes shopping at Rockvale Square Outlets, dinner at Plain and Fancy Restaurant in Bird in Hand, Pa. and the show. Cost is $124 for adults and $94 for ages 5 to 12. For more information, contact Brenda Davis at 349-5844 or Arnold Vann at 628-1144.
Trip to see 'Noah' Nanticoke Senior Center is offering a trip to Sight and Sound in Lancaster, Pa., to see Noah, a play which details a famous Bible story. The bus leaves the center at 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 18. Attendees will eat lunch at 11 upon arrival at the Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant and Smorgasbord, and then head to the 1 p.m. show. Cost is $95 for members and $100 for non-members, which includes coach bus transportation, lunch, and show ticket (gratuity for the bus driver is not included). Bring money for dinner on the way home. Call 629-4939 for more information or to register.
Bus trip to see Christmas show Join us on a bus trip to the American Music Theatre to see a Christmas show. Cost is $58 per person. We will eat at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant before the show. Restaurant cost will be on your own. Contact Rose at 629-7180 if you are interested.
Trip to see 'Noah' Liberating Power AME Zion Church of Bridgeville is sponsoring a trip to Lancaster to see the play, Noah, at the Millenium Theater on Thursday, Oct. 24. The cost is $110 and includes transportation, show and dinner buffet. A bus will leave from the Georgetown Walmart at 9 a.m. Contact Valerie Reeves for tickets and more information at 302-539-8212 or email@example.com.
Trip to Vermont The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 41 Schulze Road in Greenwood, Delaware will host a 4 day-3 night motor coach trip to Vermont from October 7 to October 10. Cost is $549 per person (double occupancy). Package includes three nights lodging in a local lodge, three breakfasts, gourmet luncheon at a local inn with a live cooking demonstration, two dinners, welcome reception, evening of entertainment, maple tasting at Morse Sugar Farm, taste the flavor of Green Mountain Coffee, Vermont Country Store, cheese tasting at Cabot Cheese, Ben & Jerry's ice Cream Factory Tour, Alpaca Farm, Apple Orchard and Cider Mill, Danforth Pewter, souvenir gift, luggage handling, all taxes and meal gratuities and motor coach transportation. "Taste the Flavor of Vermont". Payment is due upon sign up to confirm your reservation. For more information or to register, call the Site Manager, Dixie Carlisle at 302-349-5237.
AARP offers trip AARP Chapter 1084 is offering a trip to Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun and Mystic Village, Nov. 5-7. New price and itinerary. Arrive at Great Cedar Hotel late afternoon and enjoy the buffet at your leisure. Next day is Mohegan Sun and Mystic. Two dinner buffets and two breakfast buffets included plus comps. Cost: $280 per person/doubles. AARP Chapter 1084 members call for special offer. Contact Rose at 629-7180 for more information.
AARP offers bus trip Caroline County AARP is offering a bus trip to see the Miracle of Christmas at the Millennium Theatre on Friday, Dec. 6 in Lancaster, Pa. The package includes dinner at Shady Maple Smorgasbord, shopping at Rockvale Outlets, Tanger Outlets or Kitchen Kettle Village, motor coach transportation and all taxes and meal gratuities. Cost is $130 per person. For more information, contact Peggy Perry at 410-822-2314.
Winter Cruise Getaway Once again, Dr. Marie Wolfgang is sponsoring a 10 night cruise as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. On Feb. 8, 2014, set sail from Baltimore to the Western Caribbean on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines' "Grandeur of the Seas." Stops include Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth (Jamaica), and Labadee, Haiti (the private island). Transportation to and from Baltimore is available from Seaford via chartered bus. You may obtain a brochure from Dr. Wolfgang's office at 1 Cedar Ave., Seaford, or by contacting Dori at Boscov's travel. Space is limited. Pettyjohn to hold meetings Sen. Brian Pettyjohn (R-Georgetown) has announced that he will host a monthly "Coffee with Constituents" meeting. The Senator encourages District 19 residents to stop by to ask a question or share a concern on issues relating to the district or state government. The meetings will take place on the third Saturday of every month, between 8 and 10 a.m. with the location rotating between Bridgeville, Georgetown and Long Neck.
Laurel History Group will meet The Life in Laurel History Roundtable Discussion Group will continue meeting throughout the summer on the last Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., in the meeting room of the Laurel Public Library. Area residents interested in learning about Laurel history are encouraged to attend. Native and newcomers both will discover interesting facts and stories about the rich history of this town. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 875-3184.
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.
9-12 Group meeting Meetings for the 9-12 Group will take place on the second Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Millsboro Fire Hall (behind the fire house). The 9-12 meetings are about local, state and national politics. For more information, visit 912DelawarePatriots.com.
Laurel Cub Scouts meet Laurel Cub Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays at Centenary United Methodist Church in Laurel. The Cub Scout program is open to boys ages 6 to 12. New recruits may sign up on a 3 month trial basis for $10. For details about the program, contact Cub Master Clifford Alpert at 228-2390 or email@example.com.
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.
Coast Guard Auxiliary 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 details, call Art Wollschlager at 628-8259 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Seal Purls to meet The "Sea Purls" Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association normally meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown on the corner of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.
Keepsake Crown Collectors meeting The First State Keepsake Crown Collectors Club will hold their monthly meeting on Sunday, Aug. 18, at Matthew's Hallmark Store, 22916 Sussex Hwy., Seaford Village, Seaford. Anyone interested in the Hallmark Ornament collection is welcome to attend the meeting.
Widowed Persons meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 12:15 p.m. at the Georgia House in Laurel. Guest speaker will be Brian Papp, representative from Senator Thomas Carper's office. Widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come by and join us. We all enjoy the trips, lunches, dinners and more that we do.
DAR Mary Vining Chapter The DAR Mary Vining Chapter meets again in September, November, December, January, February, March, May on the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Seaford Library. To join DAR, contact any member or visit the DAR Mary Vining website for more information.
SURROUNDING AREA EVENTS:
Festival Hispano in Millsboro Festival Hispano will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Millsboro Little League Complex on State Street. Festival Hispano is a free, family-oriented festival open to anyone who wants to celebrate Latino cultural heritage. Festival Hispano is one of the many activities sponsored by the local non-profit arts organization, El Centro Cultural. For more information, visit www.elcentrocultural.org.
Annual Nanticoke Pow Wow The Nanticoke Indian Association will hold its 36th Annual Pow Wow on Sept. 7-8. There will be American Indian drummers and singers, Native American foods, and over 40 visiting tribes from across the USA. For details, contact email@example.com or call Marilyn at 302-945-3400.
Club plans Car Show Beachcombers Corvette Club will hold a Car Show to benefit Friends of the Fallen on Saturday, Aug. 17, at First State Chevrolet, 22694 Dupont Blvd., Georgetown. Registration is at 8 a.m. or you can register online at beachcomberscorvetteclub.clubstore.us.com, under "Events."
Tomato Festival returns Aug. 17 The Dorchester County Historical Society presents the return of its fun filled family event, the Great Eastern Shore Tomato Festival (GESTF), on Saturday, Aug. 17, in Vienna, Md. Many new things have been added this year. The Heirloom Zone will feature three canning industry collections. This is the first time that the public will be invited to view this display and there will be opportunities to purchase labels here. Visit www.dorchesterhistory.org for a full schedule of events and to view the festival's supporting partners. For more information, contact DCHS at 410-228-7953 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPCA plans anniversary gala The Delaware SPCA will host its 140th Anniversary Gala - Canines on the Catwalk - at Greenville Country Club from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16. An evening of tasteful delights, music and entertainment, silent auction and more will culminate in a runway fashion show featuring "haute dogs and feline fashionistas" - both adopted shelter pets and some seeking homes. For tickets, information and sponsorship opportunities, email email@example.com or call 302-998-2281, ext. 330.