ALL ABOUT SEAFORD:
Smartyard workshop on June 13 The Delaware Nature Society at Abbott's Mill presents a FREE Workshop: "Create a smartyard with a Garden of Colorful Native Plants." Enjoy a beautiful yard that invites birds and butterflies while helping to reduce pollution in our local waterways. Join us on June 13, from 9 to 11 a.m., at Soroptimist Park in Seaford. For more information or to register contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brayden's Heart 5K Run/Walk Brayden's Heart 5K Run/Walk and Healthy Kids Run will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, rain or shine, at Trinity Logistics in Seaford. Healthy Kids Run (ages 8 and under) starts at 8:50 a.m. The course is on paved roads and is very flat and fast. Registration is $25. Kids race is free. Register online at TriSportsEvents.com prior to race day. You may also fill out an entry form and mail a check. Entry forms may be found online at www.COTAforbraydenh.com under the Events tab. Make checks payable to COTA; in memo line put "In Honor of Brayden H" and mail to TriSports Events, 2772 Hazlettville Rd., Dover, DE 19904. Registration starts at 8 a.m. for those who register on event day. For event questions, contact Ray at 302-674-3213 or Ray@TriSportEvents.com. If you are unable to attend the event, you may also register online as a Silent Hero. Brayden received his new heart on April 1, and is at home recovering. Please help us raise the $60,000 that is needed to help his family with transplant-related expenses.
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.
Cruise-In Rommel Harley Davidson Delmarva in Seaford will have a Cruise-In from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 20. There will be food vendors and the band Crossroads will perform. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 629-6161.
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.
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:
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:
Kendal Jones tribute dinner On Saturday, June 20, the Laurel Historical Society (LHS) will host a tribute dinner for local legend Kendal T. Jones in recognition of his contribution to preserving the history of the Laurel area. The dinner, which is open to the public, will be held at St. Philip's Episcopal Church. You do not have to be a LHS member to attend. For ticket information, call 875-2820. Cost is $35 a person and $50 a couple. Reservations must be made and paid for in advance of the June 10 deadline. Checks may be made out to Laurel Historical Society and mailed to PO Box 102, Laurel, DE 19956 with tribute dinner in the memo line. For more information, email email@example.com or call the above phone number.
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, 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
Special events at the library Join us for our Jumping June Jamboree, a fundraising event sponsored by the Friends of the Bridgeville Library, from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 13. Entertainment by Flatland Drive Bluegrass Band and D.J. services by J&B Entertainment. There will be vendors, basket raffles, games, face painting and food available for purchase. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2.50 for children, kids ages three and under are free. Tickets will be available at the Bridgeville Library, Town Hall, or from Library Friends. New at the Bridgeville Library is the Robotics Club for tweens to young adults on Wednesdays from 3:30-5 p.m. Learn how to program micro-controllers so they do what you want. Learn about electronic sensors and control devices. Learn how to wire electronic circuits using solder-less techniques. Show how we can combine what we learn to make useful projects. Registration began for the 2015 Summer Reading Program on Monday, June 8. The program, "Every Hero Has a Story," will be held every Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m., and is for ages 1-11. The Teen/Tween 2015 Summer Reading Program, "Unmask" will be held on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m., and is for ages 12-18. There will be special appearances from the Bridgeville Police Department K-9 Unit and the Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Department and other local heroes. Stop by the library to register and pick up your program packet. Note that on Tuesday, June 23, 30 the teen/tween program will be held at 11 a.m. Family Fun Night is Tuesday, June 16 from 6:30-8 p.m. Join us for crafts, limbo and hula contests. We will end the evening with light refreshments. For more information, contact the library at 337-7401.
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:
Summer Reading Program Kids (up to age 12) can sign up for the Summer Reading Program at the Greenwood Public Library. This year's theme, 'Every Hero has a Story,' will include free programs and unlimited books to fill the hot days of summer. Magic shows, crafts and storytellers are but a few of the special activities on schedule, so stop by any time to register. For more information, call 349-5309 or visit greenwood.lib.de.us.
Teen Summer Reading Program Beginning Wednesday, June 17, teens (ages 12 and up) can register for the Greenwood Public Library's Teens-Only Summer Reading Program. The 2015 theme, UNMASK!, includes a series of weekly programs like cool crafts, superheroes and pizza. Read books, magazines and even comic books to earn raffle tickets toward grand prizes. For more information, visit the Greenwood Library online at greenwood.lib.de.us or call 349-5309.
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 through 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 GEORGETOWN:
Monthly Community Dinner On Thursday, June 18 from 6-8 p.m., First State Community Action Agency will host a Community Dinner at its Georgetown facility on 308 N. Railroad Ave. First State Community Dinners are held the third Thursday of each month. Guests receive a hearty meal as well as nutrition information and budget-friendly shopping tips. Community dinners are open to all individuals and families for $1 per person. Seating is limited. To reserve a seat or for more information, contact MaryAnn Morris at 856-7761, ext. 139.
Juneteenth Celebration The Richard Allen Coalition will celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 20, at the Richard Allen School on South Railroad Avenue, Georgetown. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19 that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and the enslaved were now free. The celebration begins at 10 a.m. with amusements, vendors, music and various other entertainment. For vendor information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Harry Crapper at 302-233-6190. On Saturday, June 19, a state historical marker will be unveiled at the school which designates the school an an historical landmark. The celebration begins at 11 a.m.
PPP workshops for directors The Possum Point Players will host a workshop with an emphasis on theatrical stage direction from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 28, at Possum Hall, Georgetown. This free workshop is for seasoned directors, those who would like to confirm their skills and knowledge, and neophytes who aspire to direct staged productions. Workshop coordinators, Jim DeBastiani and Jim Hartzell, hope that the workshop will fill a void in the area of stage direction. "The workshop is designed for those interested in discussing, sharing and/or discovering issues and styles, tips and secrets of successful directing," said DeBastiani.
THINGS TO DO ELSEWHERE:
Yard Sale Benefit A Yard Sale to benefit Wheatley United Methodist Church near Galestown, Md., will be held on Saturday, June 13, beginning at 7 a.m., at Wheatley Church Hall. Breakfast sandwiches and baked goods will be available.
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.
Lasagna Dinner A Lasagna Dinner will be held at the Galestown Community Center from 3-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 14. Cost is $10 and includes a large salad bar, garlic bread and drink. Desserts will be available for purchase. Carry-outs are available. Proceeds will be used to maintain the Galestown Community Center.
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.
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.
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.
Connecticut River Valley Trip The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is hosting a three day, two night motor coach trip to the Connecticut River Valley from Oct. 5-7. Cost is $360 per person (double occupancy). Package includes two nights lodging, two breakfasts, two dinners, Essex Steam Train & Riverboat Excursion, Connecticut River Museum, Essex Village, Gillette Castle, Florence Griswold Museum, souvenir gift, luggage handling, all taxes and meal gratuities and motor coach transportation. Payment due upon sign up. Open to the public. For more information or to register, call Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.
Trip to Sight and Sound St. Stephens UMC in Delmar is offering a trip to Sight and Sound to see the Miracle of Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 19. Cost is $90 for adults and $50 for ages three-12. Deposit is $25, $35 by Aug. 15 and the balance of $35 by Oct. 15. Make checks payable to Dawn Turner. For more information, call the church office at 846-9501.
ALL ABOUT MEETINGS:
Presidential advisor to speak Presidential advisor on Afghanistan and Pakistan Bruce Riedel will speak on "The Situation in the Middle East" at the Eastern Shore Writers Association (ESWA) meeting at the Easton Club at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 13. A senior fellow at the Brookings Institute and an expert on the Middle East and Southeast Asia, he is a former Assistant Secretary of Defense. His latest book is What We Won: America's Secret War in Afghanistan 1979-1989. Riedel's other writings provide insights on Iran and Pakistan. The meeting is open to the public. Lunch, for $20 per person, will follow. RSVP at email@example.com.
NARFE meeting NARFE National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Western Sussex Chapter 1992 will meet at noon on Monday, June 15, at Pizza King, Seaford. Speaker will be Carol Moore from PRMC who will speak on ways to bring humor into your life. This will be the last meeting until September. Current federal employees, retirees or spouses - if you are concerned about your future benefits, join NARFE, it is the only organization that is concerned about you and your federal benefits. For more information, call Les Martens, membership chair, at 629-9789.
Widowed Persons meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting at noon on Tuesday, June 16, at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. Planned entertainment will be the gospel music of Bob and Ruth Jones. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come by and join us; we all enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc., that we do.
Airport Advisory Committee Meeting The Sussex County Airport Advisory Committee meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, Sussex County Airport, 21911 Rudder Lane, Georgetown. The meeting is open to the public.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, July 1. Lunch is available. New members are always welcome. For details, call Diane at 228-0235.