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Cape Life Briefs

November 28, 2018

DAR to host open house and bake sale Dec. 1

The Colonel David Hall Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will host a holiday open house and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Thomas Maull House. The historic home which dates back to about 1740 will be decorated for the holidays, and period clothing and antiques will be on display. Baked goods and Maull House note cards will be for sale. The public is cordially invited to enjoy a tour and some light refreshments. The Maull House is at 542 Pilottown Road, Lewes.

Friends of Lewes library to host holiday sale Dec. 1

The Friends of the Lewes Public Library will host a holiday sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, at the library. Items include new children’s books and local stories such as “The Mermaid in Rehoboth Bay”; holiday ornaments and key chains with the City of Lewes seal; bejeweled bookmarks made by a local artist; tote bags; Lewes ball caps; BeachOriginals dining cards; holiday greeting cards; and two beautiful handmade quilts by local artists. A featured item is the limited-edition cotton throw produced by the Friends. Just a few of the commemorative throws remain, and once they are gone, they will not be reproduced.

The Friends of the Lewes Public Library is a separate 501c3 affiliate of contributing members who support the Lewes Public Library. Proceeds are used for book and media purchases, library programming, special projects and other library needs.

For more information,call 302-645-2733 during business hours  or go to www.lewes.lib.de.us.

Holiday bazaar at CHEER in Ocean View Dec. 1

The CHEER Coastal Leisure Center in Ocean View will host a holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1. There will be a variety of arts and crafts vendors, a white elephant table, bake sale, basket raffle, 50/50, and paint events at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. for $15 per person. Refreshments will be available for purchase. All are welcome. Some vendor spots may still be available; to reserve a table, call Yolanda at 302-539-2671. The center is in the Cedar Bay Development at 30637 Cedar Neck Road, Ocean View. 

Chicken salad and soup orders due Dec. 3 to Milton FD auxiliary 

The Milton Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is taking orders until Monday, Dec. 3, for its famous chicken salad and chicken noodle soup. Chicken salad is $8.50 a pint, and chicken noodle soup is $10 a quart. Orders will be ready for pickup during the Milton Holly Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, in the main hall at the Milton Fire Department, 116 Front St., Milton. To place an order, call 302-684-8626 and leave a message with a name, phone number and the type and number of containers to be purchased. Purchase is available be preorder only.

Holiday boutique set Dec. 4 at CSC

The Cancer Support Community of Delaware will hold a holiday boutique from 3 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the Medical Arts Building Beebe Conference Room, 18947 John J. Williams Hwy., Rehoboth.

There will be new holiday gifts, scarves, jewelry, honey, food, art, and more for sale. Vendors include HoneyBee Lake Apiary, Dan Kraus Art, Nancy’s Knot Working, Jewelry Enhanced, Hotdogs at the Beach, CSCDE Support Group, CSCDE Bake Sale, and Sassy Little Stitches.

For more information, go to www.cancersupportdelaware.org

AARP Smart Driver Basic Course set Dec. 6

The AARP Smart Driver Basic Course will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Rehoboth Beach. This six-hour course is for people who have not taken a driver-safety course in the past five years. Attendees should bring their AARP card, if they are members, and valid Delaware driver’s license. Participants may also bring snacks, lunch and drinks. The cost of the course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Payment by check made payable to AARP is preferred. To register for the course, email name, address, and phone number to amollura@verizon.net or call Andy Mollura at 302-703-2074. The church address is 20276 Bay Vista Road, Rehoboth Beach, behind Big Fish Grill. 

Cookie walk set at Lewes Senior Activity Center Dec. 8

Lewes Senior Activity Center members have been busy baking dozens and dozens of cookies for the center’s third annual cookie walk. The public is invited from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Saturday, Dec. 8, to purchase old favorites and new treats for $7 a pound. Proceeds will benefit the center’s member programs. 

A cookie walk is a great way to enjoy the tastes of the season without all the work and mess. There will be a variety of homemade baked goods to select, from chocolate chip and sugar cookies to biscotti and oatmeal cranberry cookies and more.

Lewes Senior Activity Center is a community gathering place where active adults ages 50 and older in the Lewes area come together to laugh and learn. LSAC provides social, recreational, educational, cultural and health-related programs, services and activities that promote healthy lifestyles.

The Lewes Senior Activity Center is at 32083 Janice Road, Lewes. For more information, go to www.lewesseniorcenter.org.

Indian UMC Christmas bazaar at Nanticoke Indian Center Dec. 8

Indian Mission United Methodist Church will host its annual Christmas bazaar at 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Nanticoke Indian Center in Millsboro. Homemade baked goods, handcrafted items, fresh produce and more will be available. Light dinner items will be ready at 5 p.m. and the bazaar starts at 6 p.m. For more  information, call 302-945-0830 or 302-934-7779.

First Staters invited to Delaware Day celebration Dec. 8 in Hawaii

The Annual Delaware Day Celebration on Maui will begin at noon, Saturday, Dec. 8, at Beach Bums BBQ & Grill, 300 Maalaea Road, Maalaea Harbor, Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii.  All First Staters visiting Maui are welcome to attend, and all those who were born, raised, lived, worked, and/or went to school/college in Delaware are invited as well. Be sure to wear an article of clothing from Delaware, and look for the First State flag and the banner that says: Aloha from the 50th State to the 1st State. For more information, contact First State Coordinator Adele Rugg at 808-879-9964.

Kent/Sussex holiday party for Autism Delaware set Dec. 9

It’s time to make reservations for Autism Delaware’s Annual Kent/Susssex holiday party, set for 12 to 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9,  at the Elks Lodge in Milford. Cost is $5 per family. Reservations are a must for this popular event. There will be food, entertainment, games and a visit with Santa. To make reservations, contact Sarah at 302-224-6020 or sarah.young@delautism.org.

AARP Smart Driver Refresher Course set Dec. 13

The AARP Smart Driver Refresher Course will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Rehoboth Beach. This four-hour course is for people nearing their third anniversary after taking a driver-safety course. Participants can receive up to a 15 percent discount on applicable insurance premiums. Attendees should bring their AARP card, if they are members, and valid Delaware driver’s licenses. Participants may also bring snacks, lunch and drinks. The cost of the course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Payment by check made payable to AARP is preferred. To register for the course, email name, address, and phone number to amollura@verizon.net or call Andy Mollura at 302-703-2074. The church address is 20276 Bay Vista Road, Rehoboth Beach, behind Big Fish Grill. 

DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife 2019 calendar now available

The 2019 full-color outdoors calendar from DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife is now available. Each month of the calendar depicts seasonal photos of DNREC’s scenic wildlife and fishing areas. It also includes a sunrise/sunset table, information on boater safety courses, and a convenient Division of Fish & Wildlife contact directory. The calendars make great holiday gifts.

This year’s calendar features photos by Fish & Wildlife past and present staff members Holly Niederriter, Stew Michels, Nivette Perez-Perez, Denise Husband, Jesse Baird, Craig Rhoads, Anthony Gonzon and Larry Horan.

Calendars are available for $5 at DNREC’s licensing desk at 89 Kings Highway in Dover, and the Owens Station Shooting Sports & Hunter Education Center, 12613 Hunters Cove Road, Greenwood.

Calendars also may be ordered for $6 including postage and handling by calling DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife at 302-739-9910, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, or by sending a check made out to Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife to Jennifer Childears, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

Pasta with Pizzazz at American Legion Jan. 20

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 will present Pasta with Pizzazz featuring vocalist and DJ John Miller from 5 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 20, at American Legion Post 28 in Millsboro. Dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $8 per person and includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, roll, dessert, tea and coffee. To buy tickets, visit the auxiliary office or the bar, or call 302-381-3897 or 302-858-8399. Proceeds will benefit the Auxiliary’s emergency fund.

New online store launched for Beau Biden Foundation

The Beau Biden Foundation announced the introduction of a new and improved website and online store. The more user-friendly site strives to provide better information and access to the foundation’s services and training, while the online store provides a great way for supporters to champion the foundation and its mission every day.

“Our goals with the new site are to create a more user-friendly experience and renewed energy around our work,” said Joshua Alcorn, chief operating officer of the Beau Biden Foundation. “We’re always happy to see someone wearing a hat with our logo. And now, with the online store, folks can show their support and hopefully spread the word about the work we do protecting the most vulnerable among us – children who suffer from abuse or neglect.”

The online store features a wide array of goods. To view the updates, go to www.BeauBidenFoundation.org.

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.

Exercise classes offered at Cape Henlopen Senior Center in Rehoboth

A variety of exercise classes for seniors who are 55 and older are offered at the Cape Henlopen Senior Center at 11 Christian St. in Rehoboth Beach. Zumba Gold/Toning class is set 9:05 to 10 a.m. Fridays. Yoga is set 1 to 2 p.m. Thursdays. Tai Chi is set 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and from 11:05 a.m. to noon Fridays. Sit and Get Fit is offered from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Mondays and from 10:05 to 11 a.m. Fridays. Arthritis exercises are offered from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Wednesdays. Dancercise is set from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursdays. Cost for each class is $5. All class instructors are certified. For more information about joining the Cape Henlopen Senior Center or to participate in any of these activities, call 302-227-2055.

Beebe Auxiliary Thrift Shop seeks volunteers for furniture transport

Beebe Auxiliary Thrift Shop needs volunteers one to two days per week to provide help, using their truck, to pick up and deliver donated furniture for the shop at 18675 Coastal Highway in the Midway Shopping Center. For more information, contact Joe at 302-644-2878.

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.