'Get a Clue' at the Library
Mad Science Mondays
As part of their Summer Reading Program, "Get a Clue @ the Library," the Greenwood Public Library is presenting a series of "Mad Science Mondays." Exploring water is the theme for the free sessions, which will be held at 3 p.m. on the following Mondays: July 16, 30 and Aug. 13. They will take place at the library at 100 Mill St. in Greenwood. On July 16, the children will be learning about the water cycle, rivers, and tsunamis and floods. Come out and join us for a time of wet and wild science fun for kids of all ages. For further information, contact: Donna Prine Carter, at the Greenwood Public Library, 349-5309.
Teen CSI As part of their Summer Reading Program, "Get a Clue @ the Library," the Greenwood Public Library is 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 "Real Life CSI." 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: July 12, 26, and Aug. 9. On July 12 the teens will learn techniques in solving crimes through the observation and interpretation of blood spatter evidence. "Hollywood blood" will be used; no donations required. Attendance is limited to teens 13 years old and older. For more information call Donna Prine Carter at the library, 349-5309.
As part of their Summer Reading Program, "Get a Clue @ the Library," the Greenwood Public Library is presenting a fun series entitled "What's That Wednesday?" The two remaining sessions will take place at the Greenwood Library at 100 Mill St., at 3 p.m. on the following Wednesdays, July 11 and July 25. On July 11 the program is entitled "X-Files." The children will be exploring the mysteries of the unknown, such as aliens, Bigfoot, and other intriguing subjects. The programs are free and open to children of all ages. For further information, call Donna Prine Carter at the library, 349-5309.
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!" now 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.
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 - 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.
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 or call 302-739-1960.
During Riverfest on July 14, parishioners from St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Seaford will be distributing free bottles of water from their booth at Hamilton Graphics on High Street. Hamilton Graphics is located in the large two-story house near Burton Bros. Hardware and directly across from City Hall. This project is just one of St. Luke's many on-going outreach projects which takes place throughout the year.
Laurel Public Library event
The library offers a variety of special-interest clubs that began the week of June 18 and will 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. 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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 1-302-690-2749 if you can be of any assistance.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Seaford Widowed Persons
The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, July 17, at 12:15 p.m. at the Golden Corral. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come join us - we all enjoy the trips, lunches, dinners, etc. that we do. Everett Hart will be our entertainment - playing the harmonica.
The Sussex County Women's Democrat Club will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. on July 19, at Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown. The guest speakers will be representatives from the Delaware Department of Transportation. Members are asked to bring a friend and newcomers are always welcome. Dinner will cost $13.00 per person. For details and reservations, call Pettie Holloway at 854-6546.
The next regular meeting of the Sussex County Airport Committee will be held on Wednesday, July 11, at the Sussex County Administrative Offices building, 22215 DuPont Highway (West Complex Building, Rt. 113), Georetown, at 10 a.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.
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.
Seaford AARP Trips
AARP Chapter 1084 is taking reservations for the following trips:
Rainbow Dinner Theatre, Sept. 26 for the comedy, "Tons of Money." Cost is $60 for transportation, dinner, show and gratuities.
Foxwood & Mohegan Sun Casinos, Oct. 8-10. Motorcoach transportation, 2 nights lodging, 3 meals and $25 casino bonus. So much to see, you don't have to gamble. $239 per person, double occupancy.
Medieval Times Dinner Theatre, Hanover, Md., Sunday Oct. 14, $60. Leave Seaford 1:30 p.m. and return about 9:15 p.m. You will have full-course dinner while watching knights, riding stallions, in hand-to-hand combat. Call Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.
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 tips 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.
GSCC Legislative Breakfast
The Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce invites everyone to the Legislative Breakfast on Thursday, July 26, 7:30 a.m., at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. Local state representatives and senators have been invited to answer your questions concerning issues facing you and the local business community. Moderator will be Ron Marvel. Full Buffet Breakfast, including gratuity - $8 each. Members and guests are welcome. R.S.V.P. no later than Monday, July 23.
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.