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Cape Life Briefs Fall 2019

September 18, 2019

Cape Henlopen Senior Center offers exercise classes

Cape Henlopen Senior Center, 11 Christian St., Rehoboth Beach, offers a variety of exercise classes for seniors 55 and older. On Mondays, Sit & Get Fit is 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. and Balance Class is 2 to 3 p.m.; Tuesdays - Tai Chi, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and Zumba, 3 to 4 p.m.; Wednesdays - Arthritis Exercises, 9 to 10 a.m. and Fitness Circuit Training, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Thursdays - Yoga, 1 to 2 p.m., Dancercise, 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. and Chair Yoga, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Fridays - Sit & Get Fit, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., Ballroom Aerobics, 10:20 to 11:20 a.m., and Tai Chi, 11:25 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. Cost for each class is $5. All class instructors are certified.

For more information, call 302-227-2055.

Toys For Tots seeks volunteers

Sussex County Marine Corps League Diamond State Detachment 704 will hold its annual Toys for Tots campaign from Wednesday, Oct. 16, to Wednesday, Dec. 11. The Diamond State Toys for Tots campaign collects toys from charitable Sussex County residents and businesses, and then distributes them to county children in need to help them have a happy Christmas. With the help of volunteers, the 2018 campaign distributed more than 8,000 toys to 950 county families. Volunteers are needed to help inventory and package toys. For more information or to volunteer, email Bob Davis, coordinator, at mcldet704@gmail.com.

Milford High Class of ‘69 to hold reunion Sept. 21

Milford High School Class of 1969 will celebrate its 50th reunion Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Rookery North in Milford. For more information, contact Gail Sharp Felin at felingoons@gmail.com.

Dine and donate to benefit relay for kids with cancer Sept. 21

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The Delmarva Dash team of Frizzled Nutz #Certified Nutz Kickin Assphalt for Cancer will be the beneficiary for a dine and donate event from 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, at Summer Salts in Bethany Beach. A percentage of the evening’s proceeds will go to the cause. There will be silent auctions and a 50/50 raffle. The team is committing to run 200 miles to help raise money and awareness for children with cancer. Some team members will be onsite to answer questions from patrons.

Delmarva Dash, a two-day, 200-mile team relay race to benefit the Nemours Fund for Children’s Health and A.I. duPont Hospital for Children will take place Friday-Saturday, April 17-18, across Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland. To donate directly, go to www.runsignup.com/frizzlednutz or make checks payable to Delmarva Dash Foundation.

For more information, go to www.delmarvadashrelay.org.

Geneaological society to meet Sept. 21

The Sussex County Genealogical Society meets at 10 a.m. the third Saturday of the month at the Lewes Public Library, and all are welcome.

At the Sept. 21 meeting, Michael John Neill of “Genealogy Tip of the Day” will present An Introduction to the Court House through a live interactive webinar.

For more information, go to www.scgsdelaware.org.

Delaware Veterans Coalition to meet Sept. 23 in Dover

The Delaware Veterans Coalition will hold its bimonthly meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23, at FOP Lodge 3, 1584 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover. The meeting will address changes to Delaware laws affecting veterans in the legislative session that concluded June 30, an update on incarcerated veterans, the upcoming 10th anniversary of the Kent County Veterans Memorial Park, the annual Veterans Trust Fund Dinner and other matters affecting Delaware’s veterans.

Founded in May 2011 as a registered lobbying organization to address issues affecting all generations of Delaware’s veterans, the coalition meets at 7 p.m.,the fourth Monday of every other month beginning in January. Meetings and membership are open to all honorably discharged veterans residing in Delaware, including those with general discharges under honorable conditions, regardless of membership.

For more information, go to www.DelawareVeteransCoalition.com.

VIA to host bingo Sept. 25

The Village Improvement Association will hold a bingo fundraiser at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the clubhouse at 415 North Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach. There will be prizes with every game. Doors open at 5 p.m. Early attendees will enjoy gourmet food and beverage selections. Tickets are $20. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.rehobothbeachvia.org. Seating is limited. If space is available, tickets will be sold at the door for $25. Tickets are nonrefundable.

Nordheimer Law to host free Medicaid seminar Sept. 26

Attorney Denise Nordheimer will conduct a free seminar on Asset Protection Strategies for Long Term Care at 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Lewes Public Library. Nordheimer will discuss how Medicaid works and offer strategies for preserving assets in relation to long-term care. Space is limited and reservations are required; contact Nordheimer Law at 302-655-4500 or email legalassistant@nordheimerlaw.com.

Victoria’s wine dinner to benefit breast cancer coalition Sept. 27

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition announced Victoria’s Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach will host a five-course dinner and wine pairing event from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27.

Victoria’s chef and wine consultant will pair the food course and wine to feature complementary components, richness and textures.

The Problematics will provide live entertainment. The evening begins at 5 p.m. with a silent auction preview and cash bar. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. Cost per person is $65. Seating is limited, so purchasing tickets early is recommended.

Funds raised help the coalition meet the needs of Delawareans with breast cancer by delivering community programs of survivorship support, outreach education, transportation and translation services.

To order tickets, go to www.dbcc.ejoinme.org/winepairingdinner or contact Connie Holdridge at 302-212-2947 or choldridge@debreastcancer.org.

Crooked Hammock event to benefit Just Us Cat and Kitten Rescue Sept. 29

Crooked Hammock will host a dine and donate event from 5 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29, in support of Just Us Cat and Kitten Rescue. There will be an auction and 50/50 raffle. Just Us is a local, nonprofit, all-volunteer organization whose mission is to meet the needs of communities dealing with feral cats and kittens. The rescue conducts a trap, neuter/spay and release program. As of Aug. 15, 357 cats had been spayed or neutered by Just Us. Volunteers operate adoption programs and low-cost vaccine clinics that serve dogs as well as cats. They also foster and socialize cats and kittens, and respond to many emergency calls about cats and kittens at risk. Just Us works with the local SPCA and other nonprofit organizations. Crooked Hammock is located at 36707 Crooked Hammock Way off Kings Highway in Lewes. For more information on Just Us, contact Bob Harrison at 302-228-7387 or Judy Kane at 302-542-5507. New volunteers are always welcome.

Green Drinks to meet Sept. 30

Susan Love, DNREC’s administrator of climate and sustainability programs, will speak at the Green Drinks meeting set for 6 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 30, at G Rehoboth, 234 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach.

Love directs programs designed to adapt to climate change, mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, and promote sustainable development policies throughout the state. She will provide an update on climate action in Delaware.

Love has worked on grant programs for communities, wetland policy and permitting issues, and shorebird and horseshoe crab population monitoring. She holds a master of public administration degree and a bachelor of science in agriculture, both from the University of Delaware. She also holds an AICP accreditation from the American Planning Association.

Green Drinks is a way to connect with eco-minded people, share new ideas, discover new opportunities, build relationships and support the local economy. To RSVP, call 240-353-4962 or go to www.Greendrinks.org/DE/rehoboth_beach.

Meals on Wheels fundraiser at Grotto Grand Slam Oct. 1

Grotto Pizza will host a dine and donate event for Meals on Wheels Lewes-Rehoboth from 4 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Grand Slam Lewes. Diners who present vouchers can donate 20 percent of their proceeds to Meals on Wheels. To pick up a voucher or for more information, visit the MoW office at 32409 Lewes-Georgetown Highway, Lewes, or call 302-645-7449.

Friends of Rehoboth library to meet Oct. 1

Friends of the Rehoboth Beach Public Library will hold its annual meeting and election of officers at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1, in the library’s upstairs meeting room. Attendees should enter via the library’s rear door;  the front doors are locked until normal library hours. The public and prospective members are invited to attend to learn about the group’s fundraising efforts and plans for the upcoming year. The Friends group supports the library’s acquisition of new books and materials, as well as providing the funds for the library’s many activities for patrons of every age. 

Lewes In Bloom to host day trip Oct. 2

Lewes In Bloom will host a bus trip Wednesday, Oct. 2, to Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, N.J. Buses will leave at 8 a.m. from the Weis parking lot in Lewes, and return around 6:30 or 7 p.m. Grounds for Sculpture is on 42 beautiful acres and features hundreds of sculptures, native and exotic trees and flowers, as well as six indoor galleries featuring works by renowned and emerging artists. The cost is $48 per person and includes the bus and admission to the grounds with lunch on one’s own. To purchase tickets, contact Ann-Marie Rooney at amjmrooney@gmail.com or 302-360-8175. For more information, go to www.groundsforsculpture.org.

Bark for Life Sussex County set Oct. 5 in Millsboro

The Second Annual Bark for Life of Sussex County will be held from 12 to 4 p.m., Saturday Oct. 5, at American Legion Post 28 on Route 24 near Millsboro. The non-competitive walking event for dogs and their owners raises funds to support the American Cancer Society’s work toward a world with less cancer ... and more birthdays. Attendees can enjoy an afternoon of games, contests, demonstrations, food trucks, music and fun, all for a serious cause. For more information, find the event on Facebook.

Latino Communities in Sussex County discussion set Oct. 7

Delaware Community Foundation, in partnership with La Colectiva de Delaware, will host Latino Communities in Sussex County: A DCF Focus Conversation from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 7, at Delaware Technical Community College in Georgetown. Attendees will learn how to get involved with collaborative projects building opportunity and improving quality of life for Latino Delawareans in Sussex County. Facilitators will also share and discuss Perspectives on the Latino Population in Sussex County, Delaware, a recent research study commissioned by the foundation.

La Colectiva de Delaware is a network of nonprofit providers, school and community leaders, and Latino community members that inspires, advances and facilitates the development of sustainable, collaborative approaches to improve the lives of Latino youth and families. Initiated as a partnership between La Esperanza, the Matt Haley Trust and the Arsht-Cannon Fund in late 2017, the La Colectiva network continues to thrive thanks to its new leadership and the engagement of a growing number of statewide and Latino community partners.

For more information, contact Yolanda Rushdan at 302-504-5239.

Bird seed orders due Oct. 9 to Friends of Cape Henlopen

The Annual Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park Bird Seed Sale provides an economical way to stock up on seeds for the winter. Orders must be placed by  Wednesday, Oct. 9, and picked up from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20, at the park’s maintenance garage. Volunteers will help load purchases into people’s cars.

The items available, all premium seeds, include various types of sunflower seeds, peanuts, thistle, safflower, white millet, corn, suet, and several wild bird seed mixes. There are more than 20 choices as to variety and size of bag.

Order forms are available at the park office and the Seaside Nature Center. To download a form, go to www.friendsofcapehenlopen.org. Friends members are eligible for a 10 percent discount.

Completed forms may be mailed with checks to: Birdseed Sale, c/o FOCHSP, P.O. Box 132, Nassau, DE 19969.

Cambridge day trip reservations due Oct. 13

The First Town Club of Lewes will host a day trip Wednesday, Oct. 23, to historic Cambridge, Md.. Participants will visit the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Museum, and the 1760s Meredith House. Lunch will be at the River View at the Point restaurant, with separate checks.

The Jor-Lin bus will leave at 8 a.m. from the Lowe’s parking lot in Lewes and return about 5 p.m. The $40 cost includes the bus, driver’s tip, and museum fees. Lunch is not included. For more information and to make a reservation, contact Dottie at 302-645-0230 or Pat at 302-703-2295; leave a message for a return call if necessary. The deadline for reservations is Sunday, Oct. 13.

Italian-American group to kick off Oct. 15

An Italian-American heritage program will kick off from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Lewes Public Library. 

Organizers Jo-Ann Vega, Lynn Lombardo, Francesca Carbone and Marlene Evans will share the results of initial planning for a new and innovative Italian-American heritage association.

Bringing Italian-Americans together to learn about and celebrate their heritage, the group will identify and coordinate with existing Italian-American heritage organizations to avoid duplication and deliver quality initiatives to reach and attract a broad audience and work collaboratively with members to build and sustain the group.

Attendees are asked to bring a photo, recipe or memento to share that reminds them of growing up Italian. Light refreshments will be served. 

Preregistration is requested so the quantity of refreshments can be planned. To register, email name, phone number, and number of attendees to antipasti2019@yahoo.com.

Women’s Suffrage Hall of Fame induction set Oct. 17

The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Subcommittee of the Delaware Heritage Commission announced a Hall of Fame Celebration will be held Thursday, Oct. 17, at Dover Downs. Honorees will be Tania Culley, Drewry N. Fennell, Delaware Superior Court Judge Jan R. Jurden, Maria Matos, Blanch Williams Stubbs and Marie Swajeski. For more information, call 302-744-5077.

Sussex Republican Women to celebrate 19th Amendment Oct. 20

The Sussex County Republican Women’s Club Fall Into Fashion fundraiser planning committee, led by Marilyn Booker, met recently. The buffet luncheon event will be held from 12 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20, at Mulligan’s Pointe in Georgetown. Club members will model fashions from Twila Farrell in Lewes. The event will include a bake sale, and door prizes and silent auction items contributed by local merchants. Attendees are encouraged to wear something yellow in celebration of the Women’s Suffrage Movement and passage of the 19th Amendment. Tickets are $40 per person, and there will be a cash bar. For more information, email info@scrwc.net.

Playing Detective With Old Photographs program set Oct. 19

Laurel Historical Society will present Playing Detective With Old Photographs, featuring guest speaker John Fillmore, at a dinner event starting at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19, at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Laurel. Fillmore, a native Delawarean and retired history teacher with a master’s degree in applied technology, has always been fascinated with old photographs. He has developed this interest into a service in which he digitizes and restores old photographs. He has made multiple contributions to the image collection of the Delaware Public Archives, and the collections of several local historical societies. A reception with cash bar for wine and beer will start at 5:30 p.m. A buffet dinner catered by the Southern Grille will be served at 6 p.m. The presentation will take place at 7 p.m. Cost is $40 per person. For more information, go to www.laureldehistoricalsociety.org.

Geneaological society to meet Oct. 19

The Sussex County Genealogical Society meets at 10 a.m. the third Saturday of the month at the Lewes Public Library, and all are welcome.

At the Oct. 19 meeting, Patti Gillespie will present a webinar, Armchair Mysteries Solved at Home with Old School Communication and New School Technology.

For more information, go to www.scgsdelaware.org.

Harvest Moon fundraiser to benefit senior center Oct. 19

Nanticoke Senior Center will host a Harvest Moon fundraiser from 4 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19. Attendees can enjoy a sumptuous full buffet and cash bar, and can bid on ticket auction and silent auction items. Dance music will be provided by DJ Sky Brady. At 4:30 p.m., attendees may register for a cornhole tournament at $20 per team with a 75 percent payout. Cornhole games start at 5 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person or $95 per couple. To purchase tickets, visit Nanticoke Senior Center at Hooper’s Landing, 1001 West Locust St., Seaford, or go to www.nanticokeseniorcenter.com. For more information, call 302-629-4939.  All proceeds benefit the Nanticoke Senior Center’s services including a lunch program, socialization, local and extended trips and a homebound meal program.

Wags, Witches and Warlocks event to benefit SPCA Oct. 26

Wags, Witches and  Warlocks, an annual Halloween festival and parade, will be held to benefit the Brandywine Valley SPCA Saturday, Oct. 26, in Bethany Beach. Hosted by the Leslie Kopp Group of Long & Foster Real Estate, the event brings families and pets to town for a day of fun while raising money and awareness for the SPCA. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the parade gets underway at 10 a.m., with the costume contest at 10:30 a.m. Revelers may safely trick or treat from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the town businesses. For more information, go to www.wagswitchesandwarlocks.com.

Beebe Auxiliary seeks volunteers

Beebe Auxiliary, a local volunteer group, is nearing its 83rd anniversary. The group currently has 170 members.

The auxiliary needs volunteers, any age, young or seasoned, to help out at the Beebe Treasure Chest Thrift Store, open seven days a week in the Midway Shopping Center on Route 1 behind Candy Kitchen. Volunteers can choose the hours they want to work. Tasks include sorting donated items, arranging displays, restocking shelves and working the cash register. Especially needed are young, strong individuals who can help with furniture pickups and deliveries.

Volunteers are also needed at the Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus to help in the gift shop as well as the east and west information desks.

To submit volunteer applications, go to www.beebehealthcare.org/volunteer-beebe. For more information, email Nancy Almacy at nalmacy@gmail.com or call 302-703-2600.

Use Rehoboth library card for online resource access 

Many Rehoboth Beach Public Library users don’t realize the wide variety of valuable resources their library card can unlock.

If they enjoy browsing through current magazines or looking up articles from past issues, it’s as easy as visiting the library website, www.rehobothlibrary.org, and looking up Flipster Digital Magazines under the Resources link. Magazines can be viewed page by page on a PC, laptop, or tablet, and articles can be printed out if needed.

For card holders with a Kindle, Nook or other e-reader who would like to borrow an ebook rather than buying one, there’s a Resources link to find out how to download an app for that. The Resources tab also will provide access to the entire available ebook collection, searchable by title, content, author or language.

There are also links to countywide and statewide library databases, the Library of Congress, and more.

For more information on accessing these and other library services, go to www.rehobothlibrary.org, call 302-227-8044 or stop by the Rehoboth Beach Public Library, 226 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach.

Fowler Beach at Prime Hook NWR closed through Sept. 1

The Fowler Beach area of Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, which includes the bay beach, dunes and back-barrier portions, is now closed entirely for the benefit of federally and state protected beach-nesting and migratory shorebirds, including red knot, piping plovers, oystercatchers, least terns and other species. All access is prohibited. Area closures are subject to change and/or modification at any time. Access to Fowler Beach will reopen Sunday, Sept. 1, for full use by wildlife dependent visitors. Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge is located just off Route 16 near Broadkill Beach at 11978 Turkle Pond Road, Milton.

For more information, call 302-684-8419 or go to www.fws.gov/refuge/Prime_Hook/.

Association seeks Army's 2nd Infantry Division members for reunion

The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army's 2nd Infantry Division at any time. The association will host its 98th annual reunion Wednesday to Sunday, Sept. 18 to 22, in Tucson, Ariz. For more information, contact Bob Haynes at 2idahq@comcast.net or call 224-225-1202.

Geneaology help offered first Saturdays

The Sussex County Genealogical Society and the Lewes Historical Society sponsor a monthly genealogist in residence program at the Lewes History Museum, Margaret H. Rollins Community Center, 101 Adams Ave., Lewes, the site of the old library. From 10 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of the month, SCGS members are available to help people begin or advance their family history research. No appointment is needed. For more information, go to www.scgsdelaware.org.

Millsboro Lions collect eyeglasses

Millsboro Lions Club collects eyeglasses to recycle for new wearers. Eyeglasses may be dropped off at the following collection sites: Accurate Eye, Peninsula Crossing, 26670 Centerview Drive No. 5, Millsboro; American Legion Post 28, 31768 Legion Road, Millsboro; Best Ace Hardware Long Neck, 32362 Long Neck Road, Millsboro; Christian Storehouse, 149 Mitchell St., Millsboro; Delaware Eye Clinic, office of Dr. Jaoude, 28322 Lewes-Georgetown Highway, Milton; Indian River Senior Center, 214 Irons Ave., Millsboro; Millsboro Public Library, 217 W. State St., Millsboro; Millsboro Post Office, 100 Main St., Millsboro; and Sussex Eye Long Neck, 32030 Long Neck Road, Millsboro.

Child advocates needed

The Office of the Child Advocate-Court Appointed Special Advocate Program of Delaware is expanding its efforts to represent the interests of abused and neglected children. The program is seeking qualified adults to serve as CASA volunteers. These are trained members of the community appointed by Family Court judges to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court proceedings. The CASA volunteer conducts an independent investigation into the child’s life, and provides information and recommendations to the judge. CASA volunteers work with attorneys, social workers and family members to attain the goal of a safe and permanent home for each child.

CASA volunteers have varied professional, educational and ethnic backgrounds. They are selected on the basis of their objectivity, competence and commitment. Each volunteer accepted into the program must complete 30 hours of initial training. Casework supervision is provided by full-time program coordinators.

The problems of child abuse and neglect belong to everyone. To be a part of the solution, be a CASA volunteer. Classes are forming now for training statewide. To apply, go to http://courts.delaware.gov/childadvocate.

Toastmasters seek new members; club meets in Georgetown

Southern Delaware Toastmasters is seeking individuals who would like to become confident at public speaking and improve their leadership skills at the same time. The club offers a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows members to achieve their goals at a pace that’s right for them. The Southern Delaware Toastmasters club meets at 6 p.m., the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at Georgetown Public Library, 123 W. Pine St., Georgetown. For those who are interested in learning about Toastmasters, visitors are welcome to observe meetings a few times before becoming members. For more information, go to https://www.toastmasters.org/Find-a-Club/01003044-01003044.

Optimist Club meets first and third Mondays

The Optimist Club of Sussex County meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m., the first and third Mondays of each month at J.D. Shuckers in Georgetown. All Sussex County residents who would like to promote optimism and help children develop to their full potential are invited to join. For more information, email Sussexoptimist@gmail.com.

Lewes library seeks groups to display information in lobby

Nonprofit organizations or community groups looking to reach more people may be able to place information in the lobby display case at Lewes Public Library. The library is seeking groups to organize informational displays for a two-week period in its lobby display case which is seen by the hundreds of people who walk through the library doors every day. For nonprofit agencies, this is an opportunity to educate the community. For community groups, this is a chance to let others know what they offer and to recruit new members. To schedule a time period, contact Rebecca Lowe, library development director, at 302-645-2733, Ext. 4117, or Rebecca.Lowe@lib.de.us.

Commemorative brick paver sale to benefit Rehoboth library

Rehoboth Beach Public Library is now selling commemorative brick pavers to be engraved with memories or milestones such as remembering loved ones, weddings, births, graduations and anniversaries. The library has adopted the fundraiser from Rehoboth Beach Main Street. Each commemorative brick is $175, and all purchases are 100 percent tax deductible. Proceeds will help the Rehoboth library maintain its commitment to the vibrant seaside community. Commemorative bricks are installed in the Penny Lane area, in the beach block between Rehoboth and Wilmington avenues. For more information or to purchase a brick, go to www.rehobothlibrary.org, or call 302-227-8044.

Volunteers needed for Guardianship Monitoring Program

There are approximately 1,200 active adult guardianship cases in the State of Delaware. These vulnerable individuals are adults who have been deemed incapacitated by the Court of Chancery and have had guardians appointed to make medical and/or financial decisions on their behalf. The Guardianship Monitoring Program is in need of volunteers to meet with these individuals, in care facilities as well as in the community, and to update the court on their current health and well-being. The program is seeking both individual volunteers and those interested in volunteering as partners, in all three Delaware counties. This is an extremely flexible and rewarding volunteer opportunity. Volunteers must be at least 18, pass a background check, have reliable transportation with valid insurance and attend a brief training session. For more information, contact Theresa Marsico, volunteer services coordinator, Office of the Public Guardian at theresa.marsico@state.de.us or 302-223-1794.

Alliance for Racial Justice seeks members

The Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice educates, informs and advocates for racial justice, equality and fair opportunity. Anyone who is interested in ending racism and its corrosive consequences is invited to join free. Monthly meetings are held at Trinity Faith Christian Center in Lewes. Monthly book discussions are held at Lewes library. For more information, to sign up for the newsletter and to see a calendar of events, go to www.sdarj.org

PFLAG-Rehoboth Beach meets second Tuesdays

PFLAG–Rehoboth Beach provides support, education, and advocacy to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons, their loved ones, family and friends, to cope with the unique challenges each of them may face. It can be difficult to learn that oneself or a loved one is gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered. PFLAG offers a safe place for people who have questions or would like share their experiences with others. PFLAG provides a confidential setting that is respectful of human diversity. PFLAG-Rehoboth Beach meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at the Lewes Public Library. Everyone is welcome. For more information, go to www.pflagrehobothbeach.org or contact Linda Gregory at 302-841-1339 or PFLAGRehobothBeach@gmail.com.

Read Aloud Delaware seeks volunteers to read to children

Read Aloud Delaware is looking for volunteers who love to read to children. Volunteers usually read one to two hours per week in local child care centers. To sign up online, go to www.readalouddelaware.org. For more information, call 302-856-2527.

Delaware offers online help for veterans

The Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs has launched an online application for making donations to programs that serve veterans. Donors can easily make online contributions to the Delaware Veterans Trust Fund and the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery. To find the  DCVA mobile-friendly application, go to www,de.gov/donatevets. The commission is dedicated to assisting veterans and their family members in obtaining benefits and coordinating support programs. Users can designate donations to the Delaware Veterans Trust Fund to help assist veterans with immediate needs or toward projects such as beautification of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemeteries for commemorative events honoring Delaware veterans or the Memorial Tree in memory of a loved one. Donations can be made in honor of a specific individual or cause. For more information, go to www.veteransaffairs.delaware.gov.