ALL ABOUT SEAFORD:
Strawberry Festival Bethel United Methodist Church at Oak Grove will hold a Strawberry Festival from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, at 2381 Neals School Rd., Seaford. There will be vendors, yard sale items, games and food, including donuts, hotdogs, hamburgers and homemade strawberry desserts. This will be a family affair with plenty of parking! Proceeds will benefit the Nurture, Outreach and Witness efforts of the church.
Yard Sale The Village of Cool Branch in Seaford will hold their annual community yard sale at 100 Hitch Pond Circle on Saturday, June 6 from 8 a.m. to noon. Everyone is welcome.
Smartyard workshop on June 13 The Delaware Nature Society at Abbott's Mill will present a free workshop, "Create a Smartyard with a Garden of Colorful Native Plants," at Soroptimist Park in Seaford on Saturday, June 13 from 9 to 11 a.m. Enjoy a beautiful yard that invites birds and butterflies while helping to reduce pollution in our local waterways. For more information and to register, email email@example.com.
Garden Club tour of area gardens The Spade & Trowel Garden Club will present "Through the Garden Gate," a tour of seven gardens in the Seaford-Bridgeville area, on Saturday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Among the featured gardens is the miniature railroad garden of Mary and Hollis Noel. Advance tickets are $15 and $20 at the door (the Nanticoke River Yacht Club). Lunch is available while supplies last at the Yacht Club for $10 and may be reserved in advance. See club members for tickets or visit Gallery 107 or RE/MAX in Seaford. For more info, call 628-1385.
Lunch and Learn Seaford Presbyterian Church will hold a Lunch and Learn at noon on Tuesday, June 23. Speaker will be Emma Rider who has inspired many to collect thousands of pairs of shoes for Waterstep, a worldwide mission to bring clean water to places there is none. Lunch is free, but register before June 17, by calling 629-9077. Donations of shoes are welcome.
Gallery 107 classes The following classes will be held in June at Gallery 107 in Seaford. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The gallery is open 1-5 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Ongoing classes Mondays, beginning June 1 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Open studio time for artists ages 16 and up, of all media who wish to work in a group setting. No instruction but you can learn more in a group setting. Cost is $5. Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5. Saturdays – May 30; June 6, 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25 - 3-5 p.m. - Intermediate Oil Painting Class with Linda Steere on Saturdays beginning May 30, $100 members/$110 non-members. Age level: adults 16+. Some prior experience with oil painting is required. You must be paid in advance and be registered on or before Thursday, May 28. Space is limited so register as soon as possible. Call 3875-2702 for more information.
Bingo at the Elks Lodge Bingo at the Seaford Elks Lodge is held every Wednesday night. Doors open at 5:30 and play begins at 7. Cash prizes up to the maximum allowed by law.
ALL ABOUT DELMAR:
3rd Wave Brewing Company 5K Run The inaugural 3rd Wave Brewing Company 5K Run will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, starting and ending at the brewery located at 501 N. Bi-State Blvd., Delmar. On Thursday prior to and on race day, the cost is $25. Proceeds benefit Coastal Hospice and Palliative Care and the Delmar High School Volleyball Team. Everyone is welcome.
Annual Breakfast Reunion The Delmar High School Class of 1966 will hold its annual breakfast reunion at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, at the Delmar Diner. Contact Bobbie Nichols at 846-9805 for more information.
ALL ABOUT LAUREL:
End of the Civil War celebration Celebrate the end of the Civil War in 1865 at Old Christ Church in Laurel on Saturday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The program, "With heart and hope," will include reflections by Episcopal Bishop Alfred Lee who served from 1841-1887. Tours of the church will be given and Dennis Stordahl and Mary Ann Torkelson will present music of the Civil War period. Admission is free.
Yard Sale Bethany Community Church will hold a huge Yard Sale on Saturday, June 13 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the vacant lot across from Carey's, next to Manlove Auto Parts (East 4th Street) Laurel. There will be clothes, household items, fishing tackle and much more. Rain date is Saturday, June 20.
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 receive 10% of the check to benefit Relay For Life. For more information, call 228-5800.
ALL ABOUT BRIDGEVILLE:
Bridgeville Senior Center events Friday, May 29 - 10-11:30 a.m. - Free Diabetes Education Classes; 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Lunch; Classes resume after Lunch. Monday, June 1 - 9:30 a.m. - BP with Thelma; 10-11:30 a.m. - chair yoga, exercise with Sammy, crafts; 11:30 a.m. - lunch and birthday cake Tuesday, June 2 - 10-11:30 a.m. - members meeting; 11:30 a.m. - lunch and walk Wednesday, June 3 - 10 a.m. - noon - Bible study; 12:10 p.m. - lunch; 1:10 p.m. - Save a Lot Thursday, June 4 - 10 a.m. - bowling; noon - lunch; 1:15 p.m. - Walgreens Friday, June 5 & Saturday, June 6 - 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. - yard and bake sale; noon - lunch Monday, June 8 - PNC Bank and Post Office; 10-11 a.m. - Nutrition with Ms. Ruth; 11:15 a.m. - lunch; 12:15 p.m. - Walmart Tuesday, June 9 - 9:30 a.m. - visit Greenwood CHEER for lunch and Bingo Wednesday, June 10 - 9 a.m. - Food Box pick up; 10 a.m. - Bible study; 12:10 p.m. - lunch; 1:10 p.m. - Goodwill Thursday, June 11 - 10 a.m. - Bowling; Noon - lunch; 1 p.m. - Walgreens Friday, June 12 - 10-11:30 a.m. - free diabetes education classes; 11:30 - lunch; 12:15 p.m. - class resumes Monday, June 15 - PNC Bank and Post Office; Special Father's Day luncheon and Bingo Tuesday, June 16 - 9:30 a.m. - Visit Zwamende Museum Center; Noon - lunch at center Wednesday, June 17 - 10 a.m. - Bible study; 12:10 p.m. - lunch; 1:10 p.m. - Big Lots Thursday, June 18 - 10 a.m. - bowling; Noon - lunch and Walgreens Friday, June 19 - 10-11:30 a.m. - free diabetes education classes; 11:30-12:15 p.m. - class resumes Monday, June 22 - PNC Bank and Post Office; Picnic at Soroptimist Park with Bingo and games Tuesday, June 23 - 10 a.m. - Grocery Bingo; Noon - lunch; 12:45 - Full card after lunch Wednesday, June 24 - 10 a.m. - Bible study; 12:10 p.m. - lunch; 1:10 p.m. - Roses Thursday, June 25 - 10 a.m. - Bowling; Noon - lunch, Walgreens Friday, June 26 - 10-11:30 a.m. - free diabetes education classes; 11:30 a.m. - lunch; 12:15 a.m. - class resumes Monday, June 29 - PNC Bank and Post Office; White Elephant Bingo; Noon - lunch; 1 p.m. - full card Bingo Tuesday, June 30 - 10-11 a.m. - Wii; 11 a.m. - noon - Chair yoga and exercise with Shammy; Noon - lunch
Jumpin' June Jamboree The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will hold its annual fundraising event, Jumpin June Jamboree, at the Bridgeville Library from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 13. There will be live music, a deejay, vendors, games and basket raffles. Adult tickets are $5, children over four are $2.50, and children three and under are free. Food will be available for purchase. Tables are available for vendor purchase and volunteers are needed. For more information about the event and tables, contact Pat Smith at 337-7186 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kiwanis BBQ Stand The Bridgeville Kiwanis Club BBQ stand is now open on weekends through Oct. 4. Kiwanis BBQ chicken is available four miles west of Bridgeville on Rt. 404, Seashore Highway.
ALL ABOUT GREENWOOD:
AARP Driver Safety Course An AARP Defensive Driving Safety Course will be held at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center from noon to 4 p.m. on Monday, June 8. This is a one day advanced refresher class. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. You must pre-register for this course by June 4. Make checks payable to AARP. Upon compliance of the course, participants will receive a deduction on the liability portion of their automobile insurance. To register, call Site Manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.
Library open house The Greenwood Public Library will celebrate the one year anniversary of its new building on Friday, June 19. There will be CPR demonstrations, the Bad Wolf Quarter Midget Race Club will show off their cars and the Nemours Bright Star van will do Reading Readiness Screenings. Patrons are invited to join us for light refreshments, entertainment, giveaways, and much more.
Storytime at the library Join us every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Greenwood Public Library for Storytime. Preschoolers begin to learn language, social and listening skills as they enjoy children's books found in the library.
L.E.A.P. nights at the library Join us at the Greenwood Public Library for the L.E.A.P. (Literacy Education Assistance Pups) Program. Children of all ages are welcome to read to the dogs every Thursday night from 6:30-7:30. Come in to practice your reading and have a tail-waggin' good time! For more info, contact Robin Miller at the library at 349-5309.
Chicken BBQ open for the season Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company Chicken BBQ is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from now to Sept. 27. Come out and enjoy a good meal.
ALL ABOUT FEDERALSBURG:
Family Game Night Bring the family to the Federalsburg branch of the Caroline County Public Library for an evening of classic board games. Revisit favorite games, discover new ones and meet other families who also enjoy board games. Games provided by the library include Chess, Checkers, Parcheesi, Yahtzee, Hi Ho Cherry-O, Scrabble and more. Family Game Night is held on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The event is free and registration is not required.
ALL ABOUT GALESTOWN:
Country breakfast buffet This Sunday is the last one until the fall: The Galestown Ruritan Club country breakfast buffet is held the last Sunday of the month from September through May from 7 to 10 a.m., at the Galestown Community Center. The buffet includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, biscuits, toast, fruit cup, and sticky buns. The community center is located at 5538 Old School House Rd., at the intersection with Galestown-Reliance Road in Galestown.
ALL ABOUT GEORGETOWN:
Amateur radio license class The Sussex County Amateur Radio Emergency Service is offering a technician amateur radio license class on June 6-7, at Sussex Technical High School on Rt. 9 in Georgetown. The class is open to anyone interested in obtaining an amateur radio ("ham") license. Attendees must purchase a study guide prior to the class. The classes will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday, ending with the administration of the FCC amateur radio license exam. No fee is charged although there is a suggested donation of $20 to cover expenses. This is a great way to get into the exciting hobby of amateur radio. Past classes have had a 94% passing rate. For more information or to register, contact Dell Palmer, K3AXR at email@example.com or 410-208-3328.
THINGS TO DO ELSEWHERE:
Family tree workshop Learn how to begin your family tree during a workshop at the Delaware Public Archives in Dover on Saturday, June 6 at 10:30 a.m. Professional genealogist Sydney F. Cruice Dixon will look at the top 100 genealogy websites and teach which historical records can reveal the most about your family's past. Participants will learn proven methods to root out their most elusive ancestors, and how they can continue to develop new genealogy research skills on their own. The workshop is free to the public and will last about one hour. For more information, contact Tom Summers 302-744-5047 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Show and Sale The Federalsburg Historical Society (FHS) is sponsoring its annual Art Show and Sale from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, at the Federalsburg Area Heritage Museum. Local artists will be featured. Refreshments will be served. Live music is from 5-6 p.m. Interested artists should call Jim Truitt at 410-754-8974. Admission is $10 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the above number or from FHS members.
Historic Museum open The Historic St. Martin's Church Museum, 11413 Worcester Hwy., Showell, Md., will be open from 1-4 p.m. on Mondays, June through September. For more information, call 410-251-2849.
Nature inspired writing workshop The Eastern Shore Writer's Association presents a workshop on the importance of indigenous wisdom on creative writing from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 20 at Evergreen-A Center for Balanced Living in Easton, Md. The session is open to a holistically inclined public with a spiritual outlook on issues of cultural sustainability. "Spirituality of Place – Inspired Writing" is an interactive program facilitated by RuthAnn Purchase, honoring ancient wisdom as a dynamic force informing all disciplines in this age of re-enlightenment. Assisting will be Dennis Coker, chief of the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware. Participants will consider narratives from Purchase's own place-based writing and will compare and contrast William Penn and Vine Deloria, Carol Ryrie Brink and Judy Blume, ending with a special tribute to Wendell Berry, whom some call the Emerson of our age. Delmarva Peninsula Pachamama Alliance Coordinator and founder of Friends of Lenape Everywhere, Purchase is a linguist turned sociologist, advocating for Lenape language restoration. This workshop is open to the public. Cost is $25 for ESWA/Evergreen members and $35 for non-members. Register at www.evergreeneaston.org or call 410-819-3395. Seating is limited.
ALL ABOUT TRIPS:
London Town, Harbor Cruise Chesapeake Tours and Promotion and the Pemberton Hall Foundation are offering a trip to historic London Town and Annapolis with a cruise of the Annapolis Harbor on Saturday, June 13. Depart from the Pecan Square Shopping Center in Salisbury, Md. at 8 a.m. and return at 9:30 p.m. Visit London Town, a 23 acre lost sea village on the South River with costumed interpreters and gorgeous gardens. Then travel to Annapolis with a private, guided tour of the William Paca House, home of one of the most accomplished historic gardens in the world. Enjoy time on your own for shopping and dining. Finish the day with a cruise around the Annapolis Harbor. Cost of $84 per person includes transportation, guided tour, entrance into London Town and William Paca House and the cruise around the Annapolis Harbor. For more information, contact Priscilla Timken, 443-366-2784. You may also visit www.chespeaketourplanner.com/tours-scheduled.htm.
Orioles vs. Yankees game Seaford Parks and Recreation is planning a bus trip to Camden Yards on Sunday, June 14, for the Orioles vs. Yankees game. Cost of the trip is $75. For more information or tickets, call the office at 629-6809.
Rainbow Dinner Theatre Trip The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motor coach trip to the Rainbow Dinner Theater in Paradise, Pa., on Wednesday, July 8. Cost is $65 per person and includes motor coach transportation, luncheon buffet, the comedy play "Too Many Cooks" and all tips and gratuities. Open to the public. Payment is due upon sign up and checks are payable to the Greenwood CHEER Center. The bus departs Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 6 p.m. For more information or to register, call site manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.
Alumni Association offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trip for members, Saturday, July 11 - "Joseph" at Sight and Sound, Lancaster, Pa. - includes lunch, for $149. For more information, contact Dot Wolfgang at 846-2366.
Trip to Vermont, New Hampshire Bus trip to Vermont, New Hampshire - Sept. 14-18 - with Rose Wheaton. Cost for five days - $815 per person/doubles and $945 single. Trip includes four breakfasts, one buffet lunch at the Von Trapp Family Lodge and three dinners, including one aboard a train around the lake. The first night in Vermont we will have evening entertainment after dinner. Next day, a visit to Stowe Village, Ben & Jerry's and Trapp Family Lodge for a buffet lunch. In New Hampshire you will ride the Loon Mountain Gondola and then stop at the Franconia Notch Visitor's Center. That evening enjoy dinner followed by the movie "On Golden Pond." Next day, a narrated morning cruise on Squam Lake where the movie was filmed. Also in the Lakes Region you can explore the Moultonboro Country Store and the Loon Center before going to Lake Winnipesaukee where we have our train ride with dinner. For information, call Rose at 629-7180.
Novia Scotia & Prince Edward Island AARP #915 presents an 8 day/7 night trip to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island on Sept. 14-21. Package includes two overnights en route (one each way), one night in Saint John, two nights in Halifax area and two nights on Prince Edward Island; seven breakfasts; five dinners; a tour of Prince Edward Island; a tour of Anne of Green Gable's Home; free time in Charlottetown; tour of Halifax with admission to the Citadel National Historical Site and a visit to the waterfront; a visit to Peggy's Cove; a guided city tour of Saint John; a visit to Moncton and Magnetic Hill; a visit to the Casino in Halifax; hotel taxes and meal gratuities and motor coach transportation. Cost is $1,225 per person/double occupancy and $520 additional/single supplement. A deposit of $100 per person is required with reservation. The balance is due by July 15. For more information and reservations, contact Diana Matthews at 410-754-8189.
Gather Vocal Band The Seaford WPS is sponsoring a trip to hear the Gather Vocal Band at the American Music Theater on Saturday, Sept. 19. Cost is $96 and includes motor coach transportation, tickets, family style lunch and gratuities. For more information, call Fran at 629-4416.
ALL ABOUT MEETINGS:
AARP meeting The Georgetown Chapter #5340 of the AARP will meet at the Georgetown CHEER Center on Monday, June 1 at noon. Cost of the meal is $14. This will be the last meeting until September. There will be a Chinese Auction to raise funds for the scholarship program. In addition, this year's scholarship winners will be announced. For reservations, call Anita Wright at 856-6215.
Sea Purls meeting 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 on the corner of Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road. The next meeting is Wednesday, June 3. Lunch is available. New members are always welcome. For details, call Diane at 228-0235.
LWVDE Biennial Convention The League of Women Voters of Delaware (LWVDE) invites all interested citizens to attend its biennial convention on Saturday, June 6, at the Dover Downs Hotel. The convention theme is "Civil Rights and Social Justice in Delaware." Keynote speaker is Kathleen McRae, executive director of the ACLU-Delaware. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the event adjourns at 3 p.m. Panelists include Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn, Darlene Battle, executive director of the Delaware Alliance for Community Advancement, Dr. Yasser Arafat Payne, associate professor, Black American Studies, University of Delaware and Eugene Young, advocacy director, Delaware Center for Justice. Registration is $35 and paid at the event. Light refreshments will be served during registration and a luncheon will be held at 12:30 p.m. during the keynote address. To attend the convention, call 302-571-8948 to RSVP. For complete convention information and detailed speaker biographies, visit lwvdelaware.org/files/lwv_del_convention_2015-civil_rights_social_justice.pdf.
Riedel to speak at ESWA meeting Bruce Riedel will make an encore appearance at the Eastern Shore Writers Association's next meeting in Easton, Md. The 30-year CIA career officer will speak at the Greens at Easton Club at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 13. The meeting is free and open to the public with an optional lunch to follow. Riedel, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, is director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence. He has been a senior advisor to the last four presidents on South Asia and Middle Eastern policy, working as a senior member of the National Security Council. Lunch is $20 and attendees can RSVP at email@example.com.
Vets helping Vets meeting A Vets Helping Vets meeting is held at 9:30 a.m. every Friday at the Hurlock American Legion Post 243 (next to the railroad tracks). Join us for coffee and donuts. Sometimes there is a speaker about different subjects. Keep your discharge or DD214 in a safe place as it can help get you many benefits. Come learn something and maybe you can teach us something.
Broad Creek Grange Meeting The Broad Creek Grange meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month, at Broad Creek Grange Hall (11198 County Seat Hwy., Laurel). For more details, contact Mary Tress at 875-3326. Visitors are welcome.
Ad Hoc Touring Company If you enjoy reading plays aloud, join the Ad Hoc Touring Company, an affiliate of Possum Point Players. The group meets the first Monday of each month at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown. To learn more about Ad Hoc, contact Roger Ault at 226-1118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Discussion Group AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Notable Books Discussion Group at the Selbyville Public Library on the second Tuesday of the month, from 1-3 p.m. For more information, call Ada May at 302-436-2981. All readers are welcome.
DAR-Mary Vining Chapter DAR, Mary Vining Chapter, meets on the second Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Seaford Public Library. To join DAR, contact Cathie Dickerson at 629-5309.
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.
Corvette Club meeting The Beachcombers Corvette Club of Southern Delaware meets the first Thursday of each month at the CHEER Center, 20520 Sand Hill Rd., Georgetown.
Coast Guard Auxiliary The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the first Thursday of the month at the station at the Nanticoke Marina and Yacht Club in Blades. For details, call Art Wollschlager at 628-8259 or email email@example.com.
Stamp Club meets monthly The Sussex County Stamp Club meets the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. John's Hall, The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 307 Federal St., Milton. Anyone with an interest in stamp collecting is invited to join. There is a stamp auction every meeting.
9-12 Group Meetings for the 9-12 Group 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 www.912DelawarePatriots.com.
Explore your ancestry with SCGS The Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS), an organization dedicated to promoting genealogy and education to encourage and instruct in genealogical research, can help you search your ancestry. General meetings take place on the third Saturday of each month at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Visitors are welcome. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org.
Toastmasters Club Southern Delaware Toastmasters Club meets at the Crossroad Community Church, Georgetown, on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. Toastmasters International, an educational, leadership and communication organization, has existed since 1924.
Weekly weight loss support meeting Join us for TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meetings on Monday nights at 5 p.m. at Greenwood United Methodist Church. The one-hour meetings are in the Education Hall at the church (enter through the door on Market Street, close to the parking lot). We support each other, learn about menu planning, eating healthy and making permanent changes to result in a healthy life. All are welcome to come learn about the program and join. If you have any questions, call Sherry Norman, 519-8519.
Sail & Power Squadron meeting The Nanticoke River Sail & Power Squadron (NRS&PS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. If you are interested in boating education and safety, and enjoy power boating, sailing or kayaking/canoeing, join us and participate in our classes and social outings. For info, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.