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Community Briefs 11/23/21

November 23, 2021
Boys & Girls Clubs expands college readiness program

The Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Navient announced the launch of a new digital program to help teens and their families learn about financial aid and how to pay for college. The college and career planning process can be daunting, especially for first-generation college students. That’s why Navient partnered with BGCA to expand upon Diplomas to Degrees, BGCA’s well-established college readiness program, to guide high schoolers through their postsecondary education and career planning journeys. Boys & Girl Clubs of America reaches 4.3 million young people, and Diplomas to Degrees is available to all Boys & Girls Club members across the 4,600 clubs nationwide. To learn more, go to bgclubs.org.

Unitarian Universalists to meet Nov. 28

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will hold an online and in-person service at 10 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 28. A Motley Thanksgiving will be the theme. For reservation or streaming information, go to uussd.org.

Camelot Meadows craft fair registration due Nov. 30

The Camelot Meadows Holiday Craft Fair is seeking local crafters and artists to participate in the event set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Camelot Meadows Community Center, 36199 Palace Lane, Rehoboth Beach. This is an opportunity for local crafters and artists to share their talents and for community members to purchase homemade, handmade, one-of-a-kind and made-in-the-USA gifts for the holidays. All proceeds from table spaces will benefit the Delaware Manufactured Home Owners Association fund to help manufactured home owners who do not qualify for other assistance programs. Spaces are limited and the cost is $35. Table rental is an additional $10. All spaces must be paid for and reserved by Tuesday, Nov. 30. Cash, PayPal and Venmo are all accepted. To learn more and register, contact Carol MacFarland at 302-258-7055.

Kids clothing donation drive runs through Nov. 30

Clothing Our Kids is holding a fall clothing drive to improve the lives of Sussex County kids in need. New clothing in sizes 3T to youth 18/20 may be dropped off at the Georgetown Public Library through Tuesday, Nov. 30. Items needed include shirts, pants, shorts, skirts, pajamas, underwear, socks, shoes, coats, hoodies, hats and gloves. To learn more, go to clothingourkids.org.

Giant Long Neck bag purchases support CHEER in November

CHEER Foundation has been selected by the local Giant Food store leadership as the nonprofit to benefit from its community bag program. During the month of November, the foundation will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable community bag at the Giant Food store located at 25939 John J. Williams Hwy., Long Neck. This program makes it easy for shoppers to give back to their local community while supporting the environment. The CHEER program serves senior citizens in Sussex County through a wide array of programs, including nutrition, transportation, activity centers and more.

IRHS Hall of Fame nominations due Dec. 1

The Indian River High School Hall of Fame continues to honor alumni who make outstanding achievements in this community and world. The nomination deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 1, for the 2021-22 Hall of Fame induction. The selection committee is looking for graduates who show great character, citizenship and leadership, and who have made significant contributions in their field and community. The nominee must have graduated from Indian River High School at least 10 years prior to the nomination. The candidates will be evaluated on achievements and recognition in their chosen fields. Today’s students are following in great footsteps. Previous inductees include educators, legislators, artists, civic leaders, athletes, first responders and more. They’ve come from as near as Dagsboro and far as Texas and Michigan. The ideal candidate would be considered a role model whose life and work will inspire Indian River students in the pursuit of excellence. Download nomination forms at IRHSAlumni.com. Submissions must include the nomination paperwork, plus a second recommendation letter from another individual. Late applications will not be accepted. 

Auditions for Second Street Players’ winter comedy set Dec. 6-7

Director Tammy Crawford has announced open auditions for Second Street Players’ 2022 production of “Bermuda Avenue Triangle” will be held at 7 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 6 and 7, at the Riverfront Theater, 2 S. Walnut St., Milford. The cast requires six adult roles: two males and four females. Auditions will consist of selected readings from the script. Those auditioning should also prepare 45 seconds of a song that shows their vocal range and be prepared for light choreography. This is not a musical, but there a few song and dance numbers in the show. Performance dates are Friday to Sunday, Jan. 28 to 30, and Feb. 4 to 6. For a show synopsis and other information about Second Street Players, go to secondstreetplayers.com. “Bermuda Avenue Triangle” is produced by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

Delaware Day on Maui slated Dec. 8

The Annual Delaware Day Celebration on Maui will take place from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Beach Bums BBQ & Grill, 300 Maalaea Harbor Road, Maalaea. All First Staters who were born, raised, worked, played, lived or went to school in Delaware and are visiting Maui are invited to attend. Guests are asked to wear an article of clothing from Delaware. For more information, contact Adele Rugg at 808-879-9964 or adeleonmaui@yahoo.com.

Nativity pageant at St. Jude set Dec. 11

St. Jude the Apostle Church in Lewes will present Darkness Into Light, the annual nativity pageant, at 7 p.m, Saturday, Dec. 11, in the parish life center. Attendees will witness the Christmas story as told by the children of the parish. Admission is free. Nonperishable food donations will be accepted. St. Jude is at 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes, off Route 1 just north of Five Points. To learn more, go to stjudelewes.org.

Rehoboth Bears set meeting Dec. 12

The Rehoboth Beach Bears will hold its annual meeting at 10 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 12, in the Elkins-Archibald Atrium at CAMP Rehoboth Community Center, 37 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. The community is invited to attend. The meeting will include the Bears’ annual report and the election of several new board members. Anyone interested in being considered for one of the open board positions should email a name, email address and phone number to info@rehobothbeachbears.org. Suggestions for qualified persons will also be accepted. Candidates will be reviewed and vetted by the governance committee before voting takes place. Rehoboth Beach Bears Inc. is a nonprofit social organization based in Rehoboth Beach with a mission to is provide inclusive fellowship and fraternal opportunities while raising money for scholarships and local charities whose own missions provide for community betterment. The Rehoboth Beach Bears organization has no membership fee, and event participation is open to all. To learn more, go to rehobothbeachbears.com.

Fresh Market fundraiser underway to benefit food banks

Fresh Market’s second annual holiday roundup fundraiser to support Feeding America food bank partners will run through Tuesday, Dec. 28. Fresh Market will match guest donations up to $125,000. One hundred percent of the money raised will be donated to Feeding America, and 90 percent will be redistributed to each Fresh Market store’s local Feeding America food bank partner. At checkout, all Fresh Market guests are invited to round up their bill to the nearest dollar or make another donation amount to support Feeding America.

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