ALL ABOUT SEAFORD:
Quarter Auction at Senior Center Nanticoke Senior Center will hold a Quarter Auction on Thursday, June 25. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the auction will begin at 7. Attendees should bring their rolls of quarters and they will be able to bid on prizes from various vendors. There will also be a special drawing, door prizes, a 50/50, and a silent auction. Tickets are available at the door for $5 per person. With your ticket to the event, you get one paddle for the auction, and additional paddles will be available that evening for $3 each. Call 629-4939 for more information.
SHS events The Seaford Historical Society announces the following events: July 1, 10 a.m. - Byways Committee Meeting, Webb Room July 3, 7 p.m. - Movie Night "How to Train your Dragon 2" July 7, 2 p.m. - Gala Sales Meeting, Webb Room July 7, 4 p.m. - Gala Committee Meeting, Webb Room Save the Date - The "As Time Flows By Gala" will be held on Sept. 26. Help needed - Docents and VMAs are needed for the Seaford Museum especially Riverfest weekend, July 10-11. To volunteer, contact Phyllis at 628-9828 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. New Photography Exhibit - Photos by Sandy Morgan are on display in the Webb Room of the Seaford Museum. The exhibit includes a drawing for a matted copy of your favorite photo from the collection. Everyone is 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 LAUREL:
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 BETHEL:
Bethel Museum displays artwork The artwork of Salisbury artist Jennifer VanHook is on display at the Bethel Museum. Jennifer VanHook is a self taught artist who fell in in love with art at the age of five while learning how to use water colors with her grandmother. She draws her inspiration from life experiences, dreams, meditation and her spirituality. Jennifer uses acrylics, water color, oil or pen and ink to create her paintings. Her works of art are framed and many are for sale. Visit the Bethel Museum from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 28 to see Jennifer's paintings. The museum is located at 312 First St., Bethel. For more information, call 858-3840. Also on display is the museum's permanent exhibit which shows the history of large sailing ships and the Bethel Ram which were built in Bethel on Broad Creek in the 1800s.
ALL ABOUT BRIDGEVILLE:
Bridgeville Senior Center events The following events will be held at the Bridgeville Senior Center in June and July. 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 Wednesday, July 1 - 10 a.m. - Bible study; Noon-1 p.m. - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Birthday Cake Celebration Thursday, July 2 - 10 a.m. - Red, White, Blue Bingo; Noon - Lunch; 1:15 p.m. - Walgreens Friday, July 3 - Closed for 4th of July Monday, July 6 - PNC Bank, PO, BP by Thelma; 9:30 a.m. - Visit Milford Senior Center, 10 a.m. - Leave Center Tuesday, July 7 - 10-11:30 a.m. - Members meeting; 11:30 a.m. - lunch, then Wii; 1 p.m. - Food Lion Wednesday, July 8 - 9 a.m. - Food Box Pick Up; 10 a.m. - Bible Study; Noon - Lunch; 1:30 - Donnie's Fruit Stand, Bridgeville Thursday, July 9 - 10 a.m. - Bowling; Noon - Lunch; 1:15 p.m. - Walgreens Friday, July 10 - 10-11 a.m. - Chair Yoga & Exercise with Shamy; 11 a.m. - Noon - Crafts; Noon - Lunch Monday, July 13 - PNC, PO; 9:30 a.m. - Leave for Bylers, Dover; 12:30 p.m. - Lunch at the Center Tuesday, July 14 - 9:30 a.m. - Leave to visit Magic of Memories in Laurel; 12:30 p.m.- Lunch at the Center Wednesday, July 15 - 10 a.m. - Bible Study; Noon - lunch; 1 p.m. - Vanderwende's for ice cream Thursday, July 16 - 10 a.m. - Bowling; Noon - Lunch; 1:15 p.m. - Walgreens Friday, July 17 - 10 a.m.-Noon - Grocery Bingo; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Full card after Lunch Monday, July 20 - PNC, PO; 10-11 a.m. - Chair Yoga, Exercise with Shamy and Crafts; 11:30 a.m. - Lunch; 12:30 p.m. - Walmart Tuesday, July 21 - 10-11:30 a.m. - Crafts; 11:30 a.m. - Lunch; 12:30 p.m.- Visit Wheaton's in Seaford Wednesday, July 22 - 10 a.m. - Bible Study; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Roses Thursday, July 23 - 10 a.m. - Bowling; Noon - Lunch; 1:15 p.m. - Walgreens Friday, July 24 - 10 a.m.-Noon - White Elephant Bingo; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Full Card after Lunch Monday, July 27 - PNC & PO; 9:30 a.m. - Leave for Rehoboth Tanger Outlets; Noon - Lunch at the Center Tuesday, July 28 - 10-11 a.m. - Exercise with Shamy; 11 a.m. - Noon - Craft; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Food Lion Wednesday, July 29 - 10 a.m. - Bible Study; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Bridgeville Dollar General Thursday, July 30 - 10 a.m. - Bowling; Noon - Lunch; 1:15 p.m. - Walgreens Friday, July 31 - 10 a.m. - Discussion about The Benefits of Drinking Water; 11 a.m.-Noon - Mystery Bingo; Noon - Lunch; Full Card after Lunch
Special events at the library 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. 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:
Collection for military overseas In the spirit of patriotism and in celebration of our nation's birthday on July 4, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 is conducting a personal hygiene products drive now through July 11. Some of our military personnel deployed overseas are in areas where personal hygiene items are hard to obtain. Collected items will be shipped to deployed military personnel. The following items are needed: toothpaste, deodorant, soap, chapstick, sunscreen, shampoo, body lotion, dental floss, toothbrushes, foot powder and shaving products. Deliver items to: Dr. Michaele S. Russell, 102 Maryland Ave., Greenwood. Contact number is 349-4220.
Special events at the Library The Greenwood Public Library will hold the following special events which are free and open to the public: X-press yourself to a T - On Wednesday, July 1 at 10:30 a.m., children are invited to bring a laundered plain white t-shirt to the library. Fabric paints and markers combined with the Summer Reading logo, "Every Hero Has a Story," will transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Super Hero Swap Meet - On Monday, July 6, at 3 p.m., teens ages 12+ will trade duplicate or unwanted super hero memorabilia during a swap meet at the library. Action figures, comic books, and trading cards are a few examples of the items to be swapped. All trades are final. Act!vated Story Theatre - On Monday, July 6, at 6:30 p.m., the library will host a performance by the Act!vated Story Theatre, a national touring theatre which presents entertaining stories based on multicultural folk tales. Children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Marshall Steam Museum - On Thursday, July 9, at 6:30 p.m., the Marshall Steam Museum will present the program, Railroad Heroes, at the library. Participants will hear a story about the legendary John Henry and learn about building railroad tracks through interactive activities. This program is geared for children ages 3-8.
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 Teens: have you registered yet for the Greenwood Public Library's Teens-Only Summer Reading Program? (Registration began June 17). Teens (ages 12 and up) can register. 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.
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:
Covered dish picnic Sussex Pomona covered dish picnic is Sunday, June 28, at the Georgetown Park located next to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Academy & Pine Sts., Georgetown. The picnic begins at 2:30 p.m. and Midland Grange #27 is the host. For more information, notify Barbara Wright, secretary at 629-7251.
Directorial style workshop On Sunday, June 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Possum Hall in Georgetown seven veterans who, among a myriad of directorial and acting credits have directed for the Possum Point Players, will discuss their directing styles. Following an opening by Workshop Leader Jim DeBastiani, there will be a question and answer session among DeBastiani and Jim Hartzell, Esther Friend, Becky Craft, Nina Galerstein, Sue Studz and Linda Killion. The workshop will conclude with a Q/A session. The free workshop is for seasoned directors, those who would like to confirm their skills and knowledge, and neophytes who aspire to direct staged productions.
The Big Tent Event Republicans for Sussex will host The Big Tent Event, an old-fashioned picnic for family and friends, from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, at 16-Mile Brewery in Georgetown. Enjoy grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, sides, chips, ice cream and cold drinks. Jack Foreaker will provide interactive entertainment for children and music for adults of all ages. For a grand finale, Jack will offer a special salute to our veterans and armed forces. While the children are playing games, adults will enjoy meeting one another and speaking with our county's elected officials and candidates.
Cost is $30/adult and children under 12 are free. RSVP by July 5 to R4sussex@gmail.com or by calling 302-945-2586. Sponsorships are available.
Monthly Community Dinner First State Community Action Agency will hosts a monthly Community Dinner at its Georgetown facility on 308 N. Railroad Ave. The 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.
THINGS TO DO ELSEWHERE:
Rotary to celebrate anniversary The Harrington-Greenwood-Felton Centennial Rotary Club (Hub Club) will celebrate its tenth anniversary with a business mixer and dinner from 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, at Rudy's Family Restaurant & Diner, Harrington. Highlights will include the presentation of the Rotary Service Above Self Award, honoring the Rotarian of the Year and presenting three scholarships to recent high school graduates. The group will also install its 2015-2016 slate of officers. Members of the community are encouraged to attend. Tickets are $20. Reservations and more information are available from Joe Cuccinello at 302-326-2286.
'Flags on the Moon' program On Saturday, July 4, at 1 p.m. the Delaware Public Archives in Dover will celebrate the holiday with a special program, Flags on the Moon. Presented by local author and former NASA engineer Jack Clemons, this program marks the 46th year anniversary of the moment when Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped out onto the lunar surface to become the first human being to set foot on another world. Apollo 11 was the first of six Apollo spacecraft to land on the moon. From these six missions, 12 men walked on the lunar surface. Beyond the exploration and the scientific experiments they carried out, each Apollo crew planted an American flag at their landing site. The flags are still there, perpetual monuments to the imagination, resourcefulness and determination of the human spirit. As this program will reveal, each of these flags has a story to tell. The workshop is free to the public and will last one hour. For more information, contact Tom Summers at 302-744-5047 or e-mail email@example.com.
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:
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 B&O Railroad Museum Nanticoke Senior Center will offer a trip to the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Md., on Tuesday, July 21. Attendees will take a guided tour of the roundhouse, Mt. Clare Station, and exhibit galleries. Cost, which is $72 for members and $82 for non-members, includes coach bus transportation, entrance to the museum, guided tour, and lunch buffet at the museum. Call 629-4939 for more information.
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.
Sight and Sound trip 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:
Democrat Club meeting The Sussex County Citizen Corps trains volunteers to respond to emergencies - both natural disasters and man-made. Carl Davis, Citizen Corps coordinator, will be the guest speaker at the Sussex County Women's Democrat Club meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, at the Sussex Pines Country Club near Georgetown. Everyone is welcome. The Citizen Corps, a volunteer organization which is ready to lend assistance during a crisis at a moment's notice, meets monthly in Georgetown to provide training and certification. For more information and to RSVP, call 302-604-1047 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.