The 48th annual Kiwanis Club of Seaford Auction will take place on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club. The auction preview will take place at 9 a.m. with the event getting under way at 9:30 a.m. Admission is free and refreshments will be available. Hundreds of items from businesses from the area will be on the auction block, including automobiles.
Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, is planning its 200th anniversary. The following events have been scheduled:
Saturday, Oct. 12: Teen Dance, “Forever Moon,” a Lam-Jam Group. Debbie Morgan is in charge of the dance.
Saturday, Oct. 19: Church Organ and Handbell Recital.
Sunday, Oct. 20: Homecoming Dinner held at Laurel Fire Hall, at 2 p.m., with special music.
Bridgeville Apple-Scrapple Festival
The Ninth Annual Bridgeville Apple-Scrapple Festival will be held on Oct. 11 & 12. Bridgeville will be the center of attraction for approximately 30,000 people.
Attractions include live entertainment hourly, a scrapple carving contest, a new hog calling contest, apple pie contest, craft shows, health fair, carnival, kids games, huge town & country car show, antique tractor pull, including a kiddie tractor pull, a corn maze, pony rides, trade show, art show and sale. New for this year will be tethered hot air balloon rides and a fun-filled scrapple chunkin’ contest.
Foods include apple dumplings, apple pies, apple fritters, oyster sandwiches, pig roast, wings and fries, boardwalk fries with cheese, hot dogs, pit beef sandwiches, barbequed chicken, blooming onions, italian sausages, crab cakes, cheeseburgers, hand-dipped icecream, thai chicken, barbequed pork, kettle corn, candies, cakes, and drinks of any kind.
A street dance on Friday will feature the “Tiderunner” Band and a street dance on Saturday Night will feature the “Kaktus” Band.
The purpose of this festival is to help promote the Bridgeville area and to help support local non-profit groups.
Symphony highlights Mozart and Mendelssohn
The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra will headline Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Felix Mendelssohn in its fall concert on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2 p.m. in the theatre of Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown.
According to Donald Buxton, artistic director and conductor, the wonderful program planned for the first concert in its sixth season is certain to delight music enthusiasts.
The 40-piece professional orchestra, composed of musicians from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, will include in its repertoire Mozart’s final symphony, Symphony no. 41 in C. major, “Jupiter; Camille Saint-Saens’ Suite pour orchestre, Op. 49; Schumann’s Bilder aus Osten, Impromptus, Op. 66; and Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides, Overture, Op. 26.
Tickets are $20 at the door or can be purchased in advance by calling 1-888-846-8600 or Delaware Tech at 302-858-5475. Membership and student discounts are available.
Delaware Tech is pleased to be the host sponsor for the symphony and is committed to expanding the arts and culture for the benefit of Sussex County residents.
Corporate sponsor for the concert series is the Bob Smith Automotive Group and Cadillac.
Second Street Players
Just in time to bring a chill to the fall air, Second Street Players offer “Night Must Fall,” a suspense-filled melodrama will be performing again on Oct. 4, 5, 6.
Set in the deceptively quaint English countryside, “Night Must Fall” was premiered in 1935 in England and was most recently revived for a successful run on Broadway. This is the first Delaware presentation of the Emlyn Williams’ tale of murders in an idyllic woods and intrigue in the sitting-room of a picturesque bungalow.
“Night Must Fall” is directed by Mark A. Dissinger. Cast members are Amy Denham, Lucas Hardy, Vanessa Loper, Nate Motz, Dick Pack, Bonnie Russell, Deborah Simmons and Lorraine Steinhoff.
Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees, 3 p.m. Tickets are $10; senior citizens and students pay a discounted price of $9 for matinees only. All seats are reserved. For reservations, call the Second Street Players’ ticketline, 422-0220.
The players’ Riverfront Theatre is located at 2 S. Walnut St., Downtown Milford. The community theatre group is supported in part by the Delaware Division of the Arts, Sussex County Council, the City of Milford, Discovery Bank and County Bank.
Salute to the Military
The Delaware National Guard Retired Officers’ Association (DNGROA) will sponsor a “Musical Salute To The Military” on Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Rollins Entertainment Center at the New Dover Downs Hotel and Conference Center. This will be a two-hour Salute which will begin at 1:30 p.m. and fill feature the Delaware National Guard’s 287th Army Band (45 piece).
It will be a no-charge event, open to the public and with particular invitation to all who have served or are currently serving in the military. The program will recognize the service and sacrifices of the men and women who have served in any of the branches of the military from the Revolutionary War to the present and will be followed by a reception with cash bar and complimentary refreshments.
Although this is a no-charge event, tickets will be required for admittance as approximately 1200 attendees are expected. The free tickets can be obtained, two per caller, by calling toll free 1-877-402-2712. Tickets will be available on a first come, first call basis and will be mailed approximately on Oct. 15. The wearing of your proper fitting military uniform is encouraged.
It is anticipated that some attendees may wish to stay over on Sunday evening. Arrangements have been made with the hotel for a reduced room rate for that evening for which reservations can be made by calling toll free 1-866-473-7378 or 1-866-368-3696 anytime prior to Oct. 15, after which the regular room rates will prevail. Ask for account # “DNG 1102.”
Elks Basket Bingo
Seaford Elks Auxiliary members are selling tickets for their Basket Bingo featuring Longaberger Baskets as prizes. The Bingo is Friday, Oct. 4, beginning at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Call 629-6762, 875-7708 or 628-9334 for information. The Bingo is at the Seaford Elks Lodge, 8846 Elk Road.
Holiday Craft Fair
The 3rd Annual Holiday Craft Fair to benefit the Laurel Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary, will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Laurel Fire Hall, 10th St., Laurel. There will be a Chinese auction, bake sale, crafts, etc. No admission fee. A luncheon will be available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with homemade soups, sandwiches, goodies, etc. Vendors are wanted: cost is $10 per table, contact Jessie at 875-5365.
American Legion Post and Auxiliary will hold a Chicken Barbeque and Bake Sale, Oct. 5, 11 a.m., at the Post, Front Street, Seaford. Platters to include two vegetables. Cost is $6. Proceeds to benefit active military members during holidays.
Antique Roadshow Fair
Seaford Historical Society’s Second Antiques Roadshow Fair will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Blades Fire Hall, 5th and Cannon St., Blades. The event is open to the public, admission is $5/person, which entitles you to bring two items for evaluation by one of the 11 antique dealers. Additional items may be presented at a cost of $2 each. There will be food available from the Blades Volunteer Fire Co. Auxiliary.
A Sussex County Republican Picnic is being held Thursday, Oct. 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Blades Park, East 7th St., Blades. Rock climbing, bungee jumping, hamburgers, hot dogs, fresh sweet corn, Italian ice. Free. Everyone is welcome.
Delaware 4-H plans 100th
How do you celebrate 100 years of youth development, learning, leadership and service to the community?
Delaware 4-H is marking their centennial in October with a black-tie affair. On Saturday Oct. 5, at the Dover Downs Hotel in Dover, 4-H alumni, current and retired 4-H volunteers business and corporate sponsors, and 4-H staff will gather to commemorate 100 years of success.
The event will start at 6 p.m. with a pre-gala reception, followed by dinner, award ceremonies and dancing.
According to Joy Sparks, state coordinator for 4-H and youth programs, anyone associated with Delaware 4-H, now or in the past, is encouraged to call the county Cooperative 4-H office for ticket information, Sussex County call 856-7303.
Del Tech Alumni Day
Saturday, Oct. 5, will be Alumni Day, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Delaware Technical & Community College, at Jack F. Owens Campus, Georgetown. Highlights: Recognition program for Walk of Success and Community Service Award honorees; 10th anniversary celebration of alumni association - picnic, live entertainment, games, car cruz-in, baseball game. For info call (302) 855-5951.
Genealogy Society trip
The Downstate Delaware Genealogy Society is sponsoring a bus trip to Harrisburg, Pa., on Oct. 8. We will be visiting the Pennsylvania State Archives and the state library. The trip is $22 and pickups will be in Milford, Dover, Smyrna, and Newark/Wilmington area. For reservations or additional information please contact Hollystvsv@aol.com. firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (302) 335-0799, or 734-3992. Your traveling researcher will be Charlotte Holloway.