Prayer Breakfast tickets available
Prayer Breakfast tickets for the July 4th event are available at the Laurel Town Hall. The deadline for tickets is June 26. They are also available at "The Perfect Touch" on the corner of Market Street and Central Avenue. T-Shirts are also available at both locations.
Delmar Library 25th anniversary
Delmar Public Library will be celebrating their 25th anniversary with an open house on Saturday, June 23, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Door prizes every hour. For more information call Sandy Scotta at the library 846-9894.
'Get a Clue' at the Greenwood Library
Mad Science Mondays
As part of their Summer Reading Program, "Get a Clue @ the Library" the Greenwood Public Library, will be presenting a series of "Mad Science Mondays." Exploring water is the theme for the four free sessions, which will be held at 3 p.m. on the following Mondays, July 2, 16, 30, Aug. 13. They will take place at the library at 100 Mill St., in Greenwood. Various topics to be explored are floating and sinking, water in nature, water stunts, and boat construction and floating. On July 2, the children will be testing items for their floating capabilities and also will be making submarines and hydroplanes.
What's that Wednesdays?
As part of their summer Reading Program, "Get a Clue at the Library," the Greenwood Public Library will be presenting a fun series entitled, "What's That Wednesday?" These programs will engage children in exploring such subjects as secret codes, the mysteries of the unknown, and dinosaurs. The session will take place at the Greenwood Library at 10 Mill St., at 3 p.m. on the following Wednesdays, June 27, July 11 and July 25. On June 27, the children will delve into Egyptian hieroglyphs, a unique "pig pen" secret code, and invisible inks. The programs are free and open to children of all ages.
As part of their Summer Reading Program, "Get a Club at the Library," the Greenwood Public Library will be presenting an exciting series entitled "Teen CSI." These programs, geared towards teens, will explore various aspects of crime scene investigation such as fingerprinting, blood spatter interpretation, forgery investigation and "TV CSI Unmasked." The sessions will be presented by Matt Miller, a crime scene investigator from California with 10 years experience in the field. These free programs will be held at the Greenwood Public Library at 100 Mill St., at 3 p.m. on the following Thursdays: June 28, July 12, July 26, and Aug. 9 on June 28 there will be interesting hands-on experiences with fingerprints and fingerprinting. Attendance is limited to teens 13 years old or older.
For further information about any Greenwood Library events, contact Donna Prine Carter, Greenwood Public Library, 349-5309.
Woodland Ferry closed for borings
The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that the Woodland Ferry will be closed weekdays only Monday June 18 through Tuesday, July 3. The ferry will be operational from dawn to disk on Saturdays and Sundays during this time. The closure is needed for safety reasons, so that DelDOT's Materials and Research lab can drill four water borings, two on each side of the river near existing piles and two ramp borings, one on each side. Weather permitting, each water boring will take 2 to 3 days and the ramp borings should take one-half-day each. The borings are being done as part of the design work for the new docks and pilings to accommodate the new Woodland Ferry, which is currently being built. The newly built Woodland Ferry and new docks, pilings and bulkheads are scheduled to be completed in the latter part of 2008. For more information about this and other Del-DOT projects, visit DelDOT's website at www.deldot.gov.
The American Legion Post 6, 230 Front St., Seaford, is holding a yard sale, Saturday, July 7, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Table rentals are $7 each. For more information or to reserve a table, call 629-9915
"Our State Fair!" exhibit
The Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village presents a new exhibition looking back at Delaware Agriculture's Biggest Celebration, "Our State Fair!" June 28 through Aug. 5. Hear the 1920's "Delaware Fair" song, enjoy vintage film of earlier Delaware State Fairs, view the original 1920 Fair ledger, read the inscriptions of past winners on the Governor's Racing Trophy, see the gavel made from the wood of the original 1919 Grandstand, plus peruse the many photos and memorabilia covering the Fair from 1919 to 2007. Will you find yourself in the picture? Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. Museum admission is applicable DAMV is a private 501(c)3 educational organization located 866 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, just south of Delaware State University.
Coastal Community Enhancement
"Sussex Communities: Growing Better," a workshop sponsored by the University of Delaware's Coastal Communities Enhancement Initiative will be held Thursday, June 28, in Georgetown. "UD professionals will discuss the Initiative and overview growth issues in Sussex Communities," said Bill McGowan a co-leader of the Initiative. Thomas Hylton, author of "Save Our Lands, Save Our Towns," will keynote the workshop. Registration and light refreshment start at 8 to 8:45 a.m. at the University of Delaware's Ann V. and Elbert N. Carvel Research and Education Center. Lunch will be served and pre-registration is required. The program starts at 9 a.m. with Thomas Hylton, "Save Our Lands, Save Our Towns." According to Hylton, "The best way to save our farms and forests is to rediscover our traditional cities and towns." At 10 a.m. a panel on "The Coastal Community Enhancement Initiative" moderated by Bernard Dworsky, co-leader of the CCEI will discuss the first year of the Initiative. Panel members will include researchers and professionals from the University of Delaware. At 11 a.m., a presentation and discussion "Growth Scenarios for Sussex Communities" will demonstrate several possible growth scenarios using Community Viz an ArcGIS extension for land use planning. The presenters are Chuck Donley of Donley Associates and UD professionals. The workshop is free but advanced registration is required. Contact: Carrie Sterling, 302-856- 2585, ext. 574 or e-mail: CSTERLIN@udel.edu to register or receive a brochure.
Summer Camp at ECS
The folks at ECS Summer Camp know that families are busy, involved in activities and taking vacations, so they want to make sure you know that whether you need them all summer, just a few weeks or perhaps a few days during each week, they are available. Summer camp at Epworth Christian School in Laurel will take place Monday through Friday and will run through Aug. 17 with registration from 8 a.m.-9 a.m. and pickup by 5:30 p.m. Activities include sports, games, contests, trips, swimming and more. Each day will include a Bible lesson with life applications. The cost of camp for the entire summer is $1,100 or by the week for $115 or daily for $25. For registration information, contact Coach Greg at 875-4488.
Laurel Public Library event
On June 28, Magician Mike Rose will present Mystery Magic at 6:30 p.m. The library also offers a variety of special-interest clubs that begin the week of June 18 and meet on a weekly basis throughout the summer. An Acting Club for children in grades 2-6 will meet on Monday evenings from 6-6:45. No experience (or ability!) necessary - all fun, no pressure. Mystery lovers in grades 3-6 have a "Who-Done-It-Club" that will meet on Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m., and builders in grades K-6 can use their imagination and expertise with all kinds of interesting materials each Thursday at 3 p.m. at our Build It! Club. Additionally, the library will have Preschool Story Time for children ages 2-5 on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.; and OK BookTime, a book and activity time for children in grades 1-4, on Tuesdays at 2 p.m.
Teens and Parents of Teens
Looking for something to do this summer? Looking for something for your teenage son or daughter to do this summer? Check out teen volunteer opportunities at the Laurel Public Library. We have an interesting group of teens in grades 7-12 from all over the area. They plan programs, perform skits, help with crafts and help with program set-up. Some teens help us by keeping our books in order and assist with getting our books ready to be checked out. For more information, contact Becky Norton at 875-3184 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stevens Puppets at Library
Stevens Puppets, a critical acclaimed marionette theatre, will present "The Wizard of Oz" at the Greenwood Library on Mill Street in Greenwood on Friday, June 22, at 7 p.m. Fun for all ages, the program is free and open to the public. Support for this program is made possible by collaboration between the Delaware Division o the Arts, the Delaware Division of Libraries and Delaware Public Library For further information contact Donna Prine Carter at 349-5309.
Get a Clue at Your Library
The Delmar Public Library will hold its first Adult Summer Reading Program (ASRP). Some of the special events and programs will include Mystery Bingo, Family Movie Nights, CSI Maryland: The Real Story of Criminal Investigations, Don't Be a Victim: Get a Clue on Self-Defense and a special presentation from author, Evelyn David, entitled How to Commit Murder: A Mystery Write Offers Some Clues. To go out with a bang, ASRP participants will be invited to a murder mystery party: Survivor: The Tribal Council. This summer will prove to be one like no other. There will be lots of prizes, lots of reading and fun for all. The adults are going to show the kids how it's done. For more information, Contact Veronica Schell, Delmar Public Library.
Seaford Recreation Tennis Beginning
Tennis Clinic - June 25-July 18, from 8:30-10 a.m., Monday and Wednesdays, Ages 6-12. Price is $40. Learn basics of tennis. Players are divided by age group and skill level:
USTA Team Tennis - June 26-July 19, Tuesday and Thursdays, Ages 6-14 8:30-10 a.m., Price is $50
Tuesdays and Thursdays, ages 10-18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Price is $60
Adult lessons - ages 18 and up
Lessons available for beginner, intermediate, and advanced players, Price is $45.
Dates and times will be scheduled for the convenience of the instructor and students. Call 629-6809 for information.
Nanticoke Senior Center Cruise
On Tuesday, June 26, at 10 a.m., the Nanticoke Senior Center will have a cruise to St. Michael's. Cost is $33 for members and $38 for non-members. Please pay when you sign up at the front desk.
Summer camp offered by Elks
Seaford Elk's Lodge #2458 is sponsoring a number of children, ages 9-13, to attend the Elks Camp Barrettin Crownsville, MD (West of Annapolis.) The dates are: Boys, July 8 - 24, Girls, July 15 - 21. For more information or for an application form, call 628-3607 or 628-2991.
Laurel History Books Still Available
A few copies of the 19th Century History of Laurel, published by the Laurel Historical Society may still be purchased at either the Laurel Town Office, Laurel Public Library, or O'Neal's Antiques. The price remains at $45 each. For further information or to arrange to have a book mailed please call 875-4217. There is a $5 mailing fee.
Trap Pond volunteers sought
Trap Pond offers free camping in exchange for Volunteer Services (Required for free camping, 24 hours per week of volunteering). Host programs available in the campground, Nature Center, maintenance and administrative. Check out our other awards for short term volunteering. (For more information contact: Glen.Stubbolo@state.de.us, Community and Volunteer Services 302-739-1960.
Baseball Equipment Needed
Any baseball equipment, used or unused, is needed for an Eagle Scout Project. Equipment will be collected, refurbished, and sent to the Dominican Republic. Contact Kirby Mills via email at email@example.com or by phone 1-302-690-2749 if you can be of any assistance.
The Disabled American Veterans Organization (DAV) needs volunteer drivers to take local veterans to the VA hospital in Elsmere, in a DAV van. Van expenses are paid. One day per week needed or other times as a substitute. Valid drivers license and physical exam by VA required. Food allowance at the VA hospital cafeteria is provided. Time required is about 8 hours per trip. Van is at the VFW club on Middleford Rd., Seaford. Phone Chet Swift at 629-5143 or Jerry Chapman at 629-8108.
Republican Women's Club meeting
The June meeting of the Sussex County Republican Women's Club will be held on Wednesday, June 27, at 10:45 a.m. at the Sussex Pines Country Club. An exciting meeting is planed with Sen. Charley Copeland, future gubernatorial candidate, and Ken Kerson, Rudy Guiliani's front man, as speakers. This is the club's last meeting of the summer. The next meeting in September will be a fashion show sponsored by Twila Farrel and Cool Spring. Visitors are welcome and lunch will be served at a cost of $15. For reservations contact Nancy Gunn at 302-537-4355. For more information on the meeting see the club web site at: www.SCRWC.net
Seaford Republican Women's picnic
The Seaford Republican Women's Club annual picnic will be held Thursday, June 28, at the home of Sharlana Edgell sarting at 11 a.m. Each member is asked to bring a covered dish of a salad, vegetable or dessert. Chicken is being provided by Edgell. Beverages will be supplied by one of the members. Tony Windsor will entertain after lunch. It is necessary to make reservations by calling Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788.
Abbott family 50th Reunion
In 1958, Clarence Abbott and his wife, Addie Evans Abbott of Snow Hill, Maryland, worried that their grown family of seven children no longer all could gather together. Their children had moved to differing locations in the Dalmarva area, and with the addition of many, many grandchildren, the numbers of Abbotts were growing. They wanted their family to stay close, stay connected, and stay together. So they started an annual Abbott family Reunion. The first one was held at Trap Pond in Laurel, on August 24, 1958 and 55 Abbott's attended. The Abbott's will on June 23rd of this year celebrate their 50th Reunion. All of the original Abbott's are long gone, but the cousins and their beloved Aunt Catty have kept the group together, honoring Clarence and Addie Abbott's wishes. Milestones like this 50th Annual Reunion are a rare commodity in families today. It is a tribute to their family ties that the Abbott's continue on.
The annual meeting of WomenNetworking in Southern Delaware, Inc. will be Saturday, June 30, 9:30 a.m. at the Flight Deck Restaurant. The Flight Deck Restaurant is located at the Sussex County Airport in Georgetown. The meeting is open to the public, however, only members may vote. Membership may be obtained by sending a check to: WomenNetworking in Southern Delaware, Inc., 25344 David Street, Georgetown, DE 19947. Levels of membership: Individual, $25; Organizational, $100; Girl Power Delaware Sponsor, $50 per protégé (13-18 years-old). WNSD is a not-for-profit, tax exempt volunteer organization that promotes educational and informational programming in Sussex County for women and girls, through such programs as Girl Power Delaware Leadership Center, an annual Career Fair, i-safe Internet education and awareness workshops, and support for adult survivors of incest and sexual abuse. For more information contact Rhonda H. Tuman, President/Co-Founder, 302 245-0102.
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.
Sons of Confederate Veterans
The Maj. Gen. Arnold Elzey Camp #1940, Sons of Confederate Veterans meets the first Wednesday of each month in the lower level of the Salisbury Library at 7 p.m.
Trap Pond Partners
Trap Pond Partners' monthly meeting will be held at the park's Nature Center, the second Wednesday of each month. Anyone interested in Trap Pond State Park is invited to attend. For information, call 875-5153.
Cancer Support Group
The Wellness Community-Delaware is offering a support group for people affected by cancer and their loved ones at the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. The group meets at the Cancer Care Center on the third Thursday of the month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. To register for this program or for more information call Kaye or Lori at 645-9150. All programs at The Wellness Community are free of charge for people affected by cancer and their loved ones.
Toastmasters of Southern Delaware meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month in Bay Shore Community Church at 6 p.m. Develop your public speaking skills in a supportive environment. Contact Joy Slabaugh at 846-9201, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 for details.
Trip to Myrtle Beach
The Nanticoke Senior Center is having a Myrtle Beach trip on Oct. 15 through 20 for six days and five nights. The cost is $790 for double occupancy. A deposit of $200 is due upon signing and final payment due no later than Sept. 7. The trip includes : The Alabana Theatre, The Carolina Opry, Brookgreen Gardens Guided Tour, Carolina Elegance Tour, and Historic Georgetown, S.C. Dinner choices at The Parsons Table, Ryan's Steak House, and The Chestnut Hill Restaurant. All tps and gratuities are included.
Trip to Franklin Institute
Nanticoke Senior Center's trip to Tutankhanmun and The Golden Age of The Pharaohs at The Franklin Institute will be on July 24. Bus leaves at 9 a.m. Cost is $57 for members and $62 for non-members. The trip includes: Motor Coach Transportation, a lunch at the Old Country Buffet, admission to the exhibit, and all tips and gratuities. Pay when you sign up at the front desk.
The Seaford Department of Recreation is planning the following trip;
Baseball: Orioles vs. Yankees at Camden Yards, Friday, July 27, $45 a ticket, Bus leaves at 4 p.m., game is at 7 p.m.
Mary Poppins on Broadway
The Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, is currently taking reservations for a summertime trip to see the new Broadway musical "Mary Poppins." The newest production from Oscar-winning director Richard Eyre tells the tale of the world's most famous nanny and is currently playing at New York's New Amsterdam Theatre. Featuring a dream team of vision and stagecraft, the production brings to life the story of the family, their magical nanny, and award-winning songs. Great orchestra seats are still available for the Wednesday, July 18 performance. For more information or to register, call the Adult Plus+ program office at 302-856-5618.
Trip to Annapolis & Naval Academy
AARP Chapter #5340 of Georgetown is offering a trip to visit Annapolis and the US Navel Academy Tuesday, Sept. 18. View the film "To Lead and To Serve." Afterwards there is a guided walking tour of the Naval Academy to the Visitor's Center to browse the museum, and to shop and explore Annapolis. Board the Harbor Queen at the Annapolis City Dock and enjoy a 40-minute narrated sightseeing cruise of Annapolis Harbor and the banks of the US Naval Academy. Lunch is on your own at Phillip's Restaurant. The deluxe bus will leave Georgetown Square, East Market Street, near the Dollar General Store, at 7:30 a.m. and return to Georgetown at approximately 6 p.m. The cost for each person is $60. RSVP by calling Hilda Parker at 856-2760. Deadline date is July 1.
Blades Fire Hall breakfast
There will be an all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, July 1, from 8 till 11 a.m., at the Blades Fire Hall, located at the corner of Cannon and Fifth streets in Blades. Cost is adults $7, children $3. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary and Firemen of the Fire Company.
The American Legion Post 6, located at 230 Front St., Seaford, is holding a chicken barbecue on Saturday, July 7, at 11 a.m. The cost is $6.50, and includes 1/2 chicken, baked beans, roll and potato salad.
VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund.
Sunday Breakfast Buffet
Sunday breakfast buffet, All-You-Care-To-Eat, served by the Galestown Ruritan Club on the fourth Sunday of each month, October through June, 7-10 a.m., at the Galestown, Md., Community Hall. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 children ages 6-12.
Midway monthly screenings
Upstairs screening room, Movies at Midway, Rehoboth Beach, Monthly screenings are free to RBFS card-carrying members. A suggested donation of $3 is requested from non-members to help cover film rental fees. On Thursday, June 28, at 7 p.m.: Mohawk Girls (2005, runtime: 63 minutes, not rated) This documentary takes an unsentimental look into what it means to grow up as a Native American at the beginning of the 21st century. Director Tracey Deer grew up on the Kahnawake Native Reserve, but she left to attend school. Now, she returns to document two critical years in the lives of Amy, Lauren and Felicia, three teens who are contending with the unwritten rules of their close-knit community. To move away from the reserve means risking the loss of credibility, or worse, rights as a Mohawk. But to stay is to give up the possibilities offered by the "outside world." With insight, humor and compassion, Deer takes us inside the lives of these three teenagers as they tackle the same issues of identity, culture and family she faced a decade earlier.
"Dinner With Friends"
Second Street Players will present Pulitzer Prize for drama winner, "Dinner With Friends," on June 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and July 1. The contemporary adult drama is spiked with humorous quips and strong insight into modern marriages and friendships. Directed by LeRoy Andrews, "Dinner With Friends" is the story of two couples who saw each other through weddings, childbearing, and settling into careers as young professionals. They dined together, spent summers on Martha's Vineyard, and planned to grow old together. When one marriage is blown apart, the repercussions are felt in both households. The couples are portrayed by Valerie Jarrell, Ed Teti, Melissa Jansen, and Ben Lonski III. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees are at 3 p.m. Tickets for all shows are $14; senior citizens and students pay a discount price of $13 for Sunday matinees only. For reservations, call the Second Street Players ticketline, 422-0220. Second Street Players Riverfront Theatre is located at 2 S. Walnut St., downtown Milford. The theatre is accessible to persons with disabilities.
Street Kids Summer Theatre Camp
Registrations are now being accepted for the Second Street Players' Street Kids Summer Theatre Camp, which runs July 23 - August 2, Monday through Thursday, 1 - 5 p.m. at Riverfront Theatre, in downtown Milford at 2 S. Walnut St. Concluding variety show performances are 7 p.m., August 3 and 4, and 4 p.m., August 5. Tuition, which is $90, is due upon registration. This two-week workshop is especially for kids ages 9-16 who are interested in performing arts. Adult coordinators will lead activities and exercises that include development of stage presence and characterization, voice projection, and other aspects of a stage production. All camp participants who choose to act or sing will have the opportunity to perform in the variety show; however, there are opportunities for kids who prefer responsibilities behind the scenes. All participants receive a Street Kids 2007 shirt. Registration is limited to the first 30 participants who return the registration form and tuition. There is no in-person registration and registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. A registration form can be downloaded at www.secondstreetplayers.com. For more information, leave a message at 302-422-0220 or email email@example.com.
Summer brings kids to Possum Point
Possum Point Players is inviting children entering grades 2 through 5 to join their Drama Academy. This program is a full-day theatrical learning program running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., for one week, from June 25-29. Mrs. Helen Barlow is returning as director of the summer program at Possums. Barlow has an extensive background in the theatre, as a director, instructor, and performer. The Drama Academy is the first of two summer programs held at the theatre. The focus of these programs centers on elements of theatre. Participants in the Drama Academy are younger, and will learn basics such as how to focus and concentrate, as well as working on acting, vocal work, and other age-appropriate activities. The 2007 Drama Academy will have a "Greek Mythology" theme. There will be a performance at the end of the week. This gives the parents an opportunity to see what their children have learned, and gives the children the chance to perform live on stage - a new experience for many. The second summer program is Possum's Theatre Academy, geared towards older kids in grades 6 through 10. Those in Grade 5 will also be accepted into the Theatre Academy while space allows. That program will take place from July 30 to Aug. 3. Registration is now open, but space is limited. The enrollment fee is $150 for both the Children's Drama Academy and the Theatre Academy. Contact the Possum Point Players at 856-4560 for more information, or to request a registration form.
Putt For Life Tournament
The Trinity Foundation's 4th Annual Putt For Life Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Seaford Golf & Country Club in Seaford. The entry fee for this four-person scramble is $75 per person or $300 per team. Due to the number of golfers and success of previous tournaments, there will be two tee times offered, 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. for the morning tee time and 12:45 p.m. for the afternoon. To reserve a spot in the golf tournament, or become a sponsor, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is holding its 21st annual golf tournament on Friday, Sept. 7. The event will be held at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. For details, call 629-6611 ext. 2404.
The Town of Bridgeville has announced the Bridgeville Charity Open Golf Tournament to be held on Friday, Oct. 12, at Heritage Shores Golf Club in Bridgeville. The Tournament is limited to 36 foursomes and the registration fee is $125 per player. Registration must be completed by Sept. 1. For more information about the event, contact the Bridgeville Town Office at 337-7135, or visit www.townofbridgeville.net.