Take My Hand Ministry Auction
8th annual charity auction for Take My Hand Ministry, Saturday, Aug. 5, preview at 9 a.m. with the auction at 10 a.m., Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478. Contact Dr. Michaele Russell at 349-4220.
Danny Short Fund Raiser
Fund raiser for Danny Short for Delaware House of Representatives 39th District, Saturday, Aug. 19, 5 to 8 p.m., Nanticoke River Yacht Club, tickets are $35. Food, live and silent auction. Call 628-5222 or visit www.dannyshort.com.
Pig Pickin' for Biff Lee
40th District Rep. Biff Lee's annual "pig-pickin'," Saturday, Sept. 9, Laurel Fire Hall, 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be obtained from Richard Small at Small's Insurance on South Central Avenue, Laurel.
Bookmobile local stops
Bookmobile stops in the area on Wednesday, Aug. 2: The Child Craft Company parking lot, Market Street, Seaford, 9:45-10:30 a.m.; Bethel Store parking lot, Main and Vine streets, Bethel, 10:45-11:30 a.m.; Sussex Manor M.H. Park, main entrance, Sussex Manor Lane, Seaford, 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.; Methodist Manor House, side walk entrance, Middleford Road, Seaford, 1:15-1:45 p.m.; Seaford Center parking lot, Dutton Avenue, Seaford, 2-2:30 p.m.; Coverdale Child Development Center parking lot, Fisher Circle, Bridgeville, 3:15-3:45 p.m.; Walker's Mill M.H. Park, office parking lot, Martin Street, Bridgeville, 4-4:30 p.m.
Marine Corps League
The Marine Corps League meets the first Thursday of each month, at 7:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin in Seaford. This month will be Aug. 3.
Milton Arts Guild Sidewalk Art
Milton Arts Guild's 4th semi-annual Sidewalk Art Show, Saturday Sept. 30, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine. The show is sponsored by the Abraxas Studio of Art, Deitrick Studios, Federal Street Gallery & Espresso Bar, Frank Ditman, Milton Chamber of Commerce, Milton V.F.W., and Norma Krauss.Call 684-0590 for more information.
Lewes 375th Anniversary
Friday, Aug. 4, gates open 5 p.m.; Lewes 375th anniversary concert at Virden Center, Pilottown Road, Lewes. St. George's AME Church Chorus, followed by Delaware Symphony Orchestra (approx. 7 p.m.), with fireworks celebration. Tickets, $35; $25; children under 12, $17. For more information or tickets, call Lewes Chamber of Commerce at 645-7670, or visit 375.historiclewes.org.
Wyoming Peach Festival
Wyoming Peach Festival, Saturday, Aug. 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Wyoming. A parade kicks off the event. The event hosts 33 crafters, 26 vendors, and 15 community groups. Entertainers will perform on the freight platform. Phone 302-697-7960.
Trinity Foundation Golf Tourney
Saturday, Sept. 23, Trinity Transport third annual golf tournament to benefit the Trinity Foundation, Seaford Golf & Country Club at 9 a.m. and cost $75 a person following a four-person scramble format. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Tournament participants, hole sponsors and door prize donations are needed. Contact Lance Massey, Megan Smith or Alice Messick at 1-800-846-3400 or go to www.puttforlife.org.
Shiloh House of Hope Raffle
Raffle tickets for a Royal Carribbean cruise to benefit the Shiloh House of Hope, a residential program for teens. Tickets are $10 or three for $25. Phone 629-5331 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Drawing will take place on Oct. 16 during the golf tournament.
FOOD/ YARD SALE
Barbecue and Yard Sale
VFW Post 4961, Middleford Road, Seaford, chicken barbecue ($6) and yard sale, Saturday, Aug. 5. Yard sale starts at 7 a.m.; barbecue at 11 a.m. Delivery available for five or more meals. Table rentals available for $8. Contact Bobby Wingate at 629-2876 or Wayne Merritt at 629-4485 for table information.
Chicken barbecue, Saturday, July 29, at 11 a.m. till ?, to benefit American veterans (AMVETS) Post 1694. Location: Wooded area adjacent to Seaford Harley-Davidson; 1/2-chicken, baked beans, roll, chips, pickles, bottle water, $6 per platter.
Blades Firemen and Ladies Auxiliary all-you-can-eat breakfast, Sunday, Aug. 6, 8-11 a.m., at the fire house, on the corner of 5th and Cannon streets in Blades. Adults $7, Children 10 years and under, $3. All breakfast foods, coffee, milk. The breakfast takes place the first Sunday of each month at the Blades Volunteer Fire Company Hall.
New TOPS Group Forms
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a non-profit weight loss support group, meets Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford. For more information, contact Jean Davis at 410-883-3407.
Sweet Adelines Seeks Singers
Sweet Adelines is inviting ladies interested in learning to sing four part a cappella harmony to practice sessions at the Church of the Nazarene (next to the Sussex Guide) on U.S. 13 in Seaford, every Tuesday at 7 p.m. For more information contact Kim Disharoon at 349-9652.
Get Information on Nanticoke
Delmarva Water Transport Committee "Who to Contact Meeting" for the Nanticoke River, Thursday, July 27, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Blades Fire Hall, 200 East 5th St. The meeting is open to everyone who wants to learn more about the pier and docking process, dredging of the federal channel, safe boat speed regulations and commercial traffic regulations. Agencies taking part will include the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Sussex County Economic Development Office. Phone 1-410-742-9559 or email@example.com.
Seaford Neighborhood Watch
Seaford Neighborhood Watch meeting, Monday, July 31, 7 p.m., Seaford Mission. Phone 628-1908 for more information.
Chamber's Speed Networking
Speed networking, Hampton Inn, U.S. 13, Seaford, Thursday, July 27, 5 to 7 p.m. RSVP to the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce at 629-9690 by July 21.
Elks Hosts Hawaiian Luau
Seaford Elks Lodge Hawaiian Luau, Saturday, Aug. 12, 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the lodge on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights after 6 p.m. or phone Janice Cecil at 875-3810. Cash bar and hors d'oeuvres at 6 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m.; karaoke at 8 p.m. Also a male hula dance contest.
Tractor Show at Yoder's Farms
First State Antique Club of Delaware's Tractor Show, Hit and Miss Engines, Oct. 6 and 7, Yoder Farms, Greenwood. Live auction, Friday, 6 p.m., flea market, both days, youth safety program, Saturday, 9 a.m., tractor games, refreshments and entertainment. For information, phone 875-3040.
Senior Center Trip
Nanticoke Senior Center trip to Three Little Bakers for "The Sound of Music," Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $60 for members and $65 for non-members. Call 629-4939.
Radio City Music Hall
Annual trip to the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, Dec. 3, $115. Sponsored by the Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation. Phone 629-6809.
Genealogy trip to Washington
Genealogy Trip to Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society. Visit the National Archives, the DAR Library, or the Library of Congress, Tuesday, Aug. 15. Pick-ups in Lewes/Rehoboth at 6 a.m., Milford at 6:25 a.m., Dover at 6:50 a.m., West Dover at 7 a.m. at Fisherman's Inn at Kent Island at 8 a.m. Trip is $28 for members, $30 for non-members. For reservations call 302-335-0799 or 302-335-9932 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trip to National Cathedral
AARP Chapter 5340 of Georgetown trip to National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Sept. 20. The bus will leave Georgetown Delaware's Square, East Market Street, near the Dollar General Store, at 9:30 a.m. A guided tour of the National Cathedral approximately 12:30 p.m. The tour of the National Museum at the Behring Center begins at 2:30 p.m. Dinner is on your own at the Country Buffet, Annapolis Mall. Return time to Georgetown will be approximately 9:30 p.m. The cost for each person is $32. For registration and additional information contact Hilda Parker at 856-2760, or Betty Schultz at 945-5721. Registration and payment is due by Sept. 1.
Nazarene trip Sept. 23
Saturday, Sept. 23, United Church of the Nazarene, Hurlock, Md., trip to Flea Markets in Englishtown, N.J. Price - adults $30; children 12 years and under $15. Money due by Sept. 9. Phone 1-410-943-0900 or 1-410-754-9135. Bus will stop for breakfast. The public is invited.
To Benefit Belize Mission Trip
Harvest Christian Church yard sale to support Belize mission trip, Friday, July 28, and Saturday, July 29, 7 a.m. Furniture, applicances, household items, toys, clothes and more. Corner of U.S. 13A and Ockels Drive between Seaford and Laurel.
Woodbridge Class of 1986
Woodbridge High School Class of 1986 20-year class reunion at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Suicide Bridge Restaurant in Hurlock, Md., on the air-conditioned "Choptank River Queen," a reproduction of an authentic 80-foot turn-of-the-century river boat. There will be a sit-down dinner with a menu of shrimp cocktail, crab cakes, and prime rib or stuffed chicken breast. Cocktails by cash bar. Cost will be $60 per person or $120 per couple. Dress is casual. Mail checks no later than July 15 to: Woodbridge High School Class of 1986, c/o Rhonda VanVorst, 1150 Hickman Road, Greenwood, DE, 19950. Call Russ Carlisle (302-228-9145); or Rhonda VanVorst (Green) (302-245-6546).
James Family Reunion
The James of Sussex County Del. Family Assoc. 1666 Colonial Family Reunion, Saturday, Aug. 5, 11 a.m., Epworth Fellowship sports field, Sycamore Road, four miles east of Laurel. If James is your heritage, you are invited to attend. Call 875-3353 for tickets and more information.
Hitchens Family Reunion
52nd annual Hitchens Family Reunion, Sunday, Aug. 6, Trap Pond State Park, 1 p.m. Phone 875-9559 for more information.