Cape Life Briefs
Boating and Fishing Swap and Expo set in Millsboro May 28
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 28 will be holding its second annual Boating and Fishing Swap and Expo in memory of Post Member Jordan Glatfelter from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 28, on the post grounds at 31768 Legion Road, Millsboro. Proceeds from this event will go to sponsor a fishing trip for soldiers recuperating at military medical centers through the Warrior Weekend Project.
Warrior Weekend provides a weekend experience out of the medical center for military and family members at various locations such as Philadelphia and Rehoboth Beach. There will be an everything boating and fishing flea market and a ticket auction of fishing items, food and activities for the whole family. Reserve a space for tables, $20 each and boats $25 each. For more information contact Linda at 302-945-5387 or email@example.com.
Delaware Teen Idol auditions set May 28 and June 4
Preparations are in full swing for AIDS Delaware's 2016 Delaware Teen Idol project. Youth ages 13-18 will have the opportunity to audition from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at the Milford Boys & Girls Club, 101 Delaware Veterans Blvd., Milford; and Saturday, June 4, at First State Community Action Agency, 308 N. Railroad Ave., Georgetown.
Winners will be chosen based on originality, content of topic and creativity. Auditioning youth may dance, sing, rap and perform poetry/spoken word on one or more of the following topics: HIV/AIDS, Mental Health, Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Substance Abuse, Violence Prevention, Fatherhood Involvement or Bullying. For more information, contact Kaneisha Trott at First State Community Action at 302-856-7761, Ext. 138.
Archives sets program on maximizing Ancestry.com June 4
Ancestry.com is one of the most popular and valued genealogical tools in the world. Understanding and maximizing its usefulness is essential in order to efficiently search and record family history. Professional genealogist Sydney F. Cruice Dixon will present a program at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 4, at the Delaware Public Archives in which she will share tips and search strategies to help researchers become more effective family genealogists and ensure they are getting the most of their Ancestry.com subscription. Dixon is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She has been actively researching family genealogies since 1995. In addition to conducting research and providing genealogical coaching, she teaches both beginner and intermediate level genealogy courses. One of Dixon’s particular areas of specialization is United States military records. She is also a member of the planning committee for the Main Line Genealogy Club in the Philadelphia area. The program is free to the public and will last about one hour. No reservations are required. Delaware Public Archives is at 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. North in Dover. For more information, contact Tom Summers at 302-744-5047 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Delaware Public Archives, go to archives.delaware.gov.
Author Laura Lippman to appear at South Coastal Library June 4
New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman will host an author talk at the South Coastal Library at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 4. Well known for her Tess Monaghan series set in Baltimore, she is also the author of many stand-alone novels, including her recent release “Wilde Lake.” Lippman will discuss her latest book and take questions from the audience. “Wilde Lake” will be available for purchase and book signing after the talk, hosted by Browesabout Books. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call the library at 302-539-5231.
Pet therapy team training set in Lewes June 5, 26
PAWS for People has set two training sessions for those interested in becoming pet therapy team members from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sundays, June 5 and June 26. Both sessions are required. Anyone with a gentle, people-friendly pet who is interested in volunteering time to work with children and adults with varying needs may attend. PAWS for People provides therapeutic visits to individuals who will benefit from interaction with a well-trained, loving pet. A therapy team consists of one volunteer and one pet who have both completed rigorous training and testing. Visitation sites range from nursing homes and hospitals to schools and libraries, with a wide variety of programs including eldercare, psychiatric support, developmental disabilities, literacy skills development and many more. Preregistration is required. For more information, go to www.pawsforpeople.org or call 302-351-5622.
American Association of University Women to meet June 9
The American Association of University Women will meet at Kings Creek Country Club in Rehoboth Beach from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, June 9. Charlotte Frye, Marjorie Kobrin and Peggy Lewis will share a bit of their life stories. Scholarship winners will also be present to receive their awards and share their stories, and the AAUW Member of the Year will be announced. AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. For more information on membership, call Brenda at 302-684-8716.
Sussex County Habitat and Lowe’s set free how-to clinic June 18
Sussex County Habitat’s Women Build Project continues as Habitat’s national sponsor Lowe’s presents free how-to clinics at the ReStore in Georgetown at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, June 18. Participants will learn How to Prepare for Painting and How to Repair a Toilet. Registration for the free clinics is now open. No experience is necessary. Local Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers will show attendees all they need to know. All are welcome. To register, go to sussexcountyhabitat.org and click on the calendar tab, then click on June 18 for the registration link or call 302-855-1153, Ext. 208.
Lord Baltimore Lions yard sale set June 18
The Lord Baltimore Lions will hold their annual yard sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 18, at the Lord Baltimore Elementary School on Atlantic Avenue in Ocean View. This year the sale will include household items, sporting equipment, tools, kids' toys, electrical or mechanical items and even bicycles. Interested shoppers will also have a choice of books, DVDs, CDs and much more. There will be no televisions or old VCR equipment accepted for donation or available for sale this year. All proceeds benefit Lord Baltimore Lions Club charities and local service projects.For more information about the sale, contact Lion Bud at email@example.com . For more information about the Lord Baltimore Lions Club, go to www.lordbaltimorelionsclub.com or call Lion Janet at 302-537-5175.
YMCA to participate in free meal program for youth June 13 to Aug. 26
The YMCA of Delaware will participate in the 2016 Summer Food Service Program, which is a federal initiative of the Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. The program provides all children 18 years of age and under the same free meal. The program runs from Monday, June 13 to Friday, Aug. 26 at the Sussex YMCA, 20080 Church St., Rehoboth Beach. For more information, go to www.ymcade.org.
Eligible people may apply for free window air conditioner June 1
First State Community Action Agency is bringing cooling relief and air conditioners to eligible families in Delaware. Individuals may visit the office between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 1, to apply for a window air conditioner at First State, 308 N. Railroad Ave. in Georgetown. To qualify, an applicant must be either 60 years of age or older or disabled, have a child under the age of 5 in the home, and the household must meet income eligibility requirements at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines and have not received AC from this program in the past 10 years.
Applicants must bring the following documents: photo ID for anyone in the home 18 and older; Social Security cards for everyone 6 months and older; birth certificates for anyone under 18 or medical card with date of birth; proof of income for everyone in home; current electric bill; lease if applicant is a renter; and written permission from landlord if applicant is a renter. Applications missing documents will be considered incomplete until all documents are received. For more information or to schedule an appointment on another date, contact Martina Duffy at 302-856-7761, Ext. 109 or Bether Moya at 302-856-7761, Ext. 209.
AAUW Coastal-Georgetown branch sets book discussion June 2
AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Library Association Notable Books Discussion from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at Lewes Public Library. The book to be discussed June 2 is "Station Eleven: A Novel" by Emily St. John Mandel. All readers are welcome. For more information, call Laura at 302-332-0340.
Call for artists through June 1 for Christmas in July show
The Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary is seeking participants for the annual Christmas in July arts and crafts event Saturday, July 9, in Rehoboth Beach. Handcrafted items only. No wholesalers or re-sellers. Registrations will be accepted until Wednesday, June 1. For more information, contact Patti Burke at 703-505-8634 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cyber security program set at Lewes library June 23
A cyber security program is set at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 23, at the Lewes Public Library. Internet crime is a multibillion dollar industry of extortion, identity theft and fraud, run by organized hacker organizations. Elayne Starkey, chief security officer for the Delaware Department of Technology and Information, will discuss techniques used to steal confidential or otherwise protected information. Attendees will leave with specific information about what they can do to protect their data, minimize vulnerabilities and ward off threats, both at work and at home. To register, call 302-645-4633 or visit the front desk.
Millsboro library seeks gently used book donations through July 1
The Friends of the Millsboro Library are preparing for their annual book sale. This year’s sale will take place Saturday and Sunday, July 29 and 30, and Aug. 5 and 6. A preview night for members will take place Thursday, July 28. Each year this sale has been extremely successful because of the thousands of books the public has donated.
The Friends are asking for donations of gently used books through Friday, July 1. They will accept hardback and paperback books on any topic; however they cannot accept textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines or Readers Digest Condensed Books. Donations should be dropped off at the library on State Street during regular library hours. The library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call Jan Thompson at 302-732-3216 or Peg Buzzelli at 302-934-1113.
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 Amanda at 302-644-2878.
Delaware Veterans Coalition website adds job and service information
In addition to carrying information about proposed legislation on its website, the Delaware Veterans Coalition is including events and offers for veterans.
“While we don’t endorse any offer, we felt it would be helpful to include some of the information we routinely receive relating to veterans,” said Dave Skocik, coalition president. The information includes resume preparation, law clinics, business opportunities and other services.
The website was designed to be user friendly. The Legislation button provides access to all proposed or pending legislation affecting Delaware veterans. It’s important that veterans make themselves aware of proposals that affect them and their families. “Adding information about job and other opportunities is more important now than ever,” said Skocik. The Delaware Veterans Coalition is a nonprofit, pro bono lobbying organization that advocates for issues that affect all generations of Delaware veterans with elected and public officials. The coalition's slogan is "Veterans are our only business." Membership is open to all honorably discharged military veterans residing in Delaware. For more information, go to www.DelawareVeteransCoalition.com.
Italian Heritage Association seeks members who enjoy Italian culture
The Italian Heritage Association is a social club that meets once a month to enjoy learning the traditions of Italy and its people. Among its activities are holding potluck dinners of traditional cuisine, attending festivals, playing bocce and listening to members talk of families immigrating to America and their journeys in adapting to a new country. Whether of Italian descent or just enamored of Italian culture, those interested are welcome. Membership is now open. For more information, call Tony 302-947-0784.
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 a new 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.
The new DCVA mobile-friendly application is accessible from the DCVA website or can be found directly at http://de.gov/donatevets. The DCVA 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 the DCVA 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 about the DCVA and its programs, go to www.veteransaffairs.delaware.gov.