to celebrate holidays
The Laurel Public Library will be closed Thursday, Nov. 11 for Veteran's
Day and Thursday and Friday, Nov. 25 and 26 for Thanksgiving.
Epworth students selling fruit
Epworth Christian School in Laurel is sponsoring its annual fruit
sale. Orders are being taken through Nov. 12 for navel oranges at
$14 per 20-pound case, red ruby grapefruit at $13 per case, or a combination
of the two at $14 per case.
Also available is a combination of 12 oranges, 12 grapefruit and 12
apples at $20 per case.
Fruit can be ordered through students and staff members, or by calling
the school office at 875-4488.
Delivery will be the second week of December.
Past fruit sales have enabled ECS to improve the school's sports complex
as well as other enhance its programs and facilities.
Church to hold bazaar
Melson's 15th annual Harvest of Talents Bazaar will be Saturday, Nov.
13, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Melson United Methodist Church, Delmar,
Md. Arts and crafts as well as flea market items will be on sale.
A quilt auction will be held at noon. Light breakfast and lunch will
Old yearbooks on sale
Laurel High School has an assortment of old yearbooks that can be
purchased. The assortment includes yearbooks from 1985, 1990, 1991,
1993, 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999. The prices vary.
Contact Karen Beck, 875-6120, for more details.
Mystery series continues
The Laurel Public Library concludes its reading and discussion series,
"Since Sherlock Holmes: A Hundred Years of Detective Fiction," Wednesday,
Nov. 17, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Lillian (Sandy) Poole will lead a discussion of Ruth Rendell's "Master
of the Moor," a psychological horror about Stephen Whalby whose accidental
discoveries about a murderer force him to confront the mystery of
This series is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities,
State of Delaware, Delaware Humanities Forum, Maryland Humanities
Council, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and organized by Delmarva
Friends of Laurel Library are sponsoring the refreshments.
For more details, call the Laurel Public Library at 302-875-3184.
People may borrow copies of the book from the library.
Holiday trash schedule set
The town of Laurel trash collection for the Thanksgiving holiday on
the west side of town will be Friday, Nov. 26.
entries due Dec. 6
The Laurel Fire Department and Laurel Chamber of Commerce will sponsor
Laurel's annual Christmas parade. The parade will be held on Friday,
Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. It will begin on Evergreen Drive and proceed to
the lot across from the Laurel Nazarene Church.
The rain date will be Saturday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m.
The theme of this year's parade will be "Winter Wonderland." Trophies
will be presented for Scouting, Commercial, Civic, Church, Animal,
Youth and Fire Department entries.
Entry may be made by completing one of the entry forms which have
been placed in the Laurel Library.
Cutoff for entries will be Monday, Dec. 6. No entries will be accepted
Library plans book signings
On Thursday, Dec. 16, the Laurel Public Library will host a book signing
with five local authors. Ed Dee, Dr. William Williams, Nancy Steel,
Larry Points and David Elliott will all be on hand to autograph copies
of their books.
Dee is the author of "Nightbird" (1999) and "Little Boy Blue. Williams
wrote "Delaware-The First State" (1999) and Steele wrote "The Beaches
of Delaware and Historic Sussex County." Points is the author of "Assateague:
the Island of the Wild Ponies" and Elliott wrote "Tales from the Traveling
SCA to present play
Seaford Christian Academy's fall semester production of "Play On,"
a comedy by Rick Abbot and directed by Danielle Hofstetter, will be
presented Friday and Saturday, Nov. 19 and 20, at 7:30 p.m.
When Phyllis Montague decides to have her original play performed,
the actors and the director don't know what hurdles await them. Actors
blunder through their last few rehearsals of "Murder Most Foul," the
ending of which not even the playwright knows.
The doors open Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.
Tickets will be on sale at the door. Cost is $5 for adults and $3
Church to hold fund raiser
Mt. Calvary AME Church, Concord, will hold a "Night of Elegance" Saturday,
Dec. 4, 5 p.m., at the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club, Seaford,
for people 16 and older. Proceeds will benefit the church's building
Features will include door prizes and an on-site photographer.
Tickets are $25 per person. For more information, call 628-1392, 629-0481
Learn to Read-Aloud
A Read-Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held Tuesday,
Nov. 23, at 1 p.m., in the Seaford Public Library, Seaford.
Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.
Call 856-2527 for further information.