The 16th annual Bridgeville-Apple Scrapple Festival will be held on Oct. 12 and 13, in Bridgeville. Live entertainment hourly, scrapple carving contest, LEGO contest, craft shows, health fair, carnival, kids games, huge Town and Country car show, antique tractor pull, farmers market, health and safety fair, pony rides, trade show, art show and sale. Live entertainment with including a street dance on Friday with the band "The Funsters" and Saturday night featuring the famous "Who's Ya Daddie" band from Washington, D.C. New for this year will be the first annual "Pig Out" bike show, sponsored in conjunction with Harley Davidson of Seaford. For more information call 337-7275, or visit our website at www.applescrapple.com
Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, Sept. 27, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose, located on Rt. 13A in Seaford. Proceeds from the event will benefit the American Heart Association Heart Walk 2007. The evening will consist of 20 games and will feature several baskets including the Horizon of Hope sets, Medium Market, American Craft Woodland basket and several regular line baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Large Hamper and the 10" American Work basket, or one of the several door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact the EAC at 629-6611, ext. 2404, or MorrisR@nanticoke.org.
Alumni honors Mrs. Foddrell
Frederick Douglass Alumni honors Mrs. Florence Johnson Foddrell on Saturday, Oct. 6, 12:30 p.m., at the Blades Fire Hall, Blades. Lunch and gift (donation): $20. Tickets must be purchased by Sept. 25.
Fall Fling Fundraiser
Join us for our annual fall get-together. It is all about friendship, fun and good food. Come see old friends, meet new ones and kick back in this off year of politics, at our Fall Fling Fund Raiser on Saturday, Oct. 6, 6 p.m. until ?. It will be held at the home of Danny and Debbie Short, 1203 Stein Highway, Seaford. Dress is casual. Tickets are $25 each.
Friends of Concord 85th Reunion
The Sons, Daughters & Friends of Concord 85th Reunion, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 20. Beginning at 2 p.m. at Concord United Methodist Church. There will be fellowship, a dedication, and memorial service to honor those Sons, Daughters & Friends of Concord who have passed away since last year's reunion. The pastor, the Rev. Diane E. Melson, will deliver a brief message and guests will be entertained with special music by Marty Vincent and Robert DiGennaro. A chicken and dumpling dinner will follow at 4 p.m., at the Community House. The public is invited to the service and dinner. Cost of dinner is $8 per adult, $4 for children ages 6-12, and children ages 5 and under are free. The church will be open for visitors to see items of historical interest to the neighborhood and church; and commemorative items such as cookbooks, Christmas ornaments, crocks, and pen and ink prints (depicting the church) will be for sale. Additional information can be obtained by contacting president Frances Givens, president (629-2659), or Judy Kohlenberg, secretary (629-0687). Come and join others from near and far to reminisce and keep the memory of Concord alive for future generations.
Autumn Craft Show
Handcraft Unlimited's Autumn Craft Show will be held at the Delaware State Fairgrounds at the Schabinger Pavilion in Harrington. Join us on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. There will be crafters specializing in everything from clothing to hand-made jewelry to wrought iron works of art. Drawings will be held every thirty minutes for $20 in mad money to purchase craft items at the show. Admission for adults is $4 and children twelve and under are free. For more information, visit www.handcraft-unlimited.com.
Union U.M.C. Yard Sale
A huge indoor yard sale will be held at Union United Methodist Church, Main Street, Bridgeville, Saturday, Sept. 22, from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. There will be many items to choose from. Breakfast sandwiches will be available. All proceeds to benefit the annual Women's Retreat.
Capt. John Smith explorations
"Captain John Smith and His Chesapeake Bay Explorations in 1608"
Dr. Michael Scott of SU's Geography and Geoscience Department discusses Smith's journey, which he has re-mapped using modern geographic information system technology. Presentations are: Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 2:30 p.m. - Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford, (RSVP to Dixie Carlisle 628-5631).Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m. - Scarborough Student Leadership Center, SU campus. For more information about the classes or an annual membership visit the "Learn with SU" Web site at www.salisbury.edu/lifelonglearning.
Seaford Community Concert
The Seaford Community Concert Association is still accepting members for their 2007-2008 series of five concerts. For all five concerts, the adult membership price is $45, family $85, and students, $12. Payment may be mailed to SCCA, P.O. Box 337, Seaford, DE 19973. For further information, call 629-6184 or 536-1384.
Driver Refresher Course
AARP Refresher Driving Course, Oct. 8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $10. To register call 875-2536.
Stay and Play
Parents as Teachers, stay and play schedule from September 2007 to May 2008. Parents and children from birth through age 3 are invited to play together, listen to a story, learn new songs and finger plays, and network with other families. Open enrollment. Seaford Park and Recreation, 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford, on Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon. For more information call 856-5239
A Creative Memories consultant will offer a series of classes on all aspects of scrapbooking as a fund-raising event for the Friends of the Laurel Public Library. Each class will require a prepaid $15 fee plus the additional cost of supplies. Classes are 3 hours each from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and will be held on Sept. 29, Oct. 13, Oct. 27, Nov. 10 and Dec. 1. For more information contact Terry at Laurel Public Library at 875-3184.
Bethel Maritime Fall Festival
The Bethel Maritime Fall Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Bethel Historical Society Museum. The festival will start out with a 3-mile recreational walk around the village. A breakfast, catered by the Bethel Market will be from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Food and craft booths will be open at 10 a.m. and entertainment by the Jones Boys will be from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call Janet Cordrey at 875-3971.
Mystery Dinner Theater
Laurel Wesleyan Church presents a Mystery Dinner Theater, "The Case of the Show-Stopping Nun Nabber," on Oct. 18 and 19, at 6:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $20 adults, $10 students 8-18, and $5 childcare for kids seven and under. Proceeds benefit Laurel Wesleyan Youth attending an International Youth Convention. For more information and tickets call the church office at 875-5380.
Fall Fitness returns
Come join us in Fitness Classes Mon., -Wed., and Fri., at 9 a.m.; Tue. and Thurs. at 5:30 p.m. We started a six-week session the week of Sept. 10 and meet in St. John's United Methodist Church air conditioned Fellowship Hall in Seaford (sponsored by St. John's but open to the public). Beginners to intermediate participants welcome in this co-ed, non-competitive, muscle-toning, stretching, high/low aerobic class. Try a free class to see if it meets your needs. Only a 6-8-week commitment at a time required. For more information or to register call Carol Lynch 629-7539.
Trap Pond volunteers sought
Trap Pond offers free camping in exchange for volunteer services (required for free camping, 24 hours per week of volunteering). Host programs available in the campground, Nature Center, maintenance and administrative. Check out our other awards for short term volunteering. For more information, contact: Glen.Stubbolo @state.de.us or call 302-739-1960.
Senior Center Red Hat Ladies
Help the Red Hat's raise funds by participating in their Christmas Money 50/25/25 Give Away. Chances are only $1 each or six chances for $5. Chances will be sold by the Red Hat members and at the front desk of the Nanticoke Senior Center until Dec. 17. Open to the public - need not be present to win. The Red Hat's want to make you a hero - a hero sandwich that is! Order one of their special 6" Italian hero (sub) for only $6 pre-paid at the desk or from a Red Hat member. Sandwiches can be picked up at the front desk beginning at 10 a.m. on Sept. 26. No delivery.
Historical Society 30th anniversary
To celebrate the 30th year anniversary of the Laurel Historical Society three events have been organized . The kick off event is a wine and cheese reception on Friday, Oct. 12 from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Cook House, 502 East 4th Street, Laurel. An "Antique Appraisal Fair" will be held at St. Phillips Church from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Cost is $5, includes one appraisal. Sunday, Oct. 3 is a wine and cheese social followed by a candle-light dinner. For more information call 875-4217.
Laurel history books still available
A few copies of the 19th Century History of Laurel, published by the Laurel Historical Society may still be purchased at either the Laurel Town Office, Laurel Public Library, or O'Neal's Antiques. The price remains at $45 each. For further information or to arrange to have a book mailed please call 875-4217. There is a $5 mailing fee.
Baseball equipment needed
Any baseball equipment, used or unused, is needed for an Eagle Scout Project. Equipment will be collected, refurbished, and sent to the Dominican Republic. Contact Kirby Mills via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-302-690-2749 if you can be of any assistance.
Teen volunteer opportunities
Check out teen volunteer opportunities at the Laurel Public Library. We have an interesting group of teens in grades 7-12 from all over the area. They plan programs, perform skits, help with crafts and help with program set-up. Some teens help us by keeping our books in order and assist with getting our books ready to be checked out. For more information, contact Becky Norton at 875-3184 or by email at email@example.com.
Basket Bingo Double
Delmar VFW Post 8276 will be hosting "Basket Bingo Extravaganza" at their home at 200 West State St., on Saturday, Oct. 27. Doors will open at 11 a.m. with the first session starting at 1 p.m. A limited number of tickets will be sold and there will be more than $15,000 worth of Longaberger prizes. Tickets are $55 in advance and includes a free catered dinner featuring an "Eastern Shore" combination of crab-cakes, ham and chicken. For further information call 410-726-7450 or 443-235-4463. Tickets may be purchased through the mail – Nancy McGinnis, 29455 West Line Road, Delmar, MD 21875. The event is a fund raiser for the North East Storm Cheerleading Teams and is in no way affiliated with the Longaberger Company and Vera Bradley.
AARP Driver Safety Program
An AARP Driver Safety Course for people 50 and over will be given from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 27 and 28, at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate entitling them to a reduction in their auto insurance. A 15 percent reduction is given to anyone repeating the program within three years. For information and registration, call 629-8081, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. only. The cost is $10 per person.
St. John's UMC house tour
The St. John's United Methodist Women will sponsor the annual house tour on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seven homes and the Woodland United Methodist Church will be open for visitors. A chicken salad luncheon will be served that day from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in fellowship hall. The cost of a ticket for the house tour is $10. The luncheon cost is $6 per person. For ticket information please call Teresa Wilson at 629-6417.
National POW/MIA Recognition
The Greenwood Memorial VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 7478 on Governors Avenue in Greenwood, will mark National POW/MIA Recognition Day on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. with memorial services. The public is invited to attend this unique memorial service. For more information contact Pres. Michaele Russell at (302) 349-4220.
Boys & Girls Club Basket Bingo
Laurel Boys & Girls Club Basket Bingo on Thursday, Oct. 11, tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Door prize: 16 pc. pottery set. Raffles: Horizon of Hope and Christmas '07 baskets. Bingo will be held at the Laurel Boys & Girls Club, on Central Ave. in Laurel. Call Chris 875-1200 or Karen 628-3789 for ticket information.
National Library Card Sign-up
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month and the Laurel Public Library is joining the celebration with a special incentive for all area adult residents who do not as yet have a Delaware library card. Library cards are available to residents who can provide current photo ID and proof of Delaware residency such as a valid drivers' license, passport, or two pieces of current mail showing same address. All new registrations during the month of September will have their names entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card from Barnes and Noble Bookstore. The drawing will take place on Oct. 2, and the winner will be notified by phone.
Little Miss Apple Scrapple
Join in the excitement of the second annual Little Miss Apple-Scrapple Pageant. The pageant is open to girls between the ages of 5-8 who reside in the Woodbridge School District. Each contestant will have the opportunity to share her talent and personality. All proceeds from the pageant will benefit the Apple-Scrapple Scholarship Fund. For more information or to request an application packet contact Rita Hovermale at 337-8318 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets for the pageant will be available at the door for $2 each.
Class of 1977 Reunion
The Laurel Senior High School Class of 1977 will be celebrating their 30th year class reunion on Oct. 20. The reunion will be held at the Laurel Fire Department's auditorium. For more information, call Susan (Tull) Collins at 410-943-8303 or Barry Munoz at 875-7408.
MOAA meeting dates
The Southern Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) announces the meeting dates for 2007-2008. Meeting dates are as follows: Oct. 16, Nov. 20; Jan. 15, 2008, Feb. 19, March 18, April 15, and May 20. No meeting will be held in December 2007 or June, July and August 2008. The cost of the buffet is $12 including tip. Reservations are not required. MOAA is a non-profit veterans' association. Membership is open to those who hold or have ever held a warrant or commission in any service to include Public Health Services and NOAA and their surviving spouses.
Western Sussex Democrat Club
The Western Sussex Democrat Club will hold its regular meeting Sept. 24 at Duke's Pool House on Sycamore Road in Laurel. The 6:30 p.m. meeting will start with a covered dish supper. All newcomers and other interested parties are invited to attend. Dukes Pool House is approximately 3 miles east of Rt. 13, and Sycamore Road is marked by O'Neal's Antiques on the intersection with Rt. 13. From the Georgetown area, take Rt. 9 to Rt. 13 and turn south until the intersection marked by O'Neal's.
Seaford Republican Women meet
The Seaford Republican Women's Club will meet on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 10:30 a.m. at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. The speaker will be Danny Short, State Representative from our own 39th District. He will report on what was accomplished at the last session of the legislature and what did not get done. He will also outline what he thinks should be done in this next session. Lunch is optional and will be ordered from the menu. The public is invited. For further information call Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788.
Acorn Club meets Sept. 27
The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford will have a business meeting/convention review on Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. at Pizza King. The hostess will be Janice Bruerton and her committee.
Genealogical Society meets
The Sussex County Genealogical Society meets the third Saturday of each month between September and May. The meetings are held at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library's upstairs meeting room and begin at 10:30 a.m. Each month will feature a special topic of interest for discussion. The Society's web site is www.scgsdelaware.org
Marine Corps League
The Marine Corps League meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin in Seaford.
Sons of Confederate Veterans
The Maj. Gen. Arnold Elzey Camp #1940, Sons of Confederate Veterans meets the first Wednesday of each month in the lower level of the Salisbury Library at 7 p.m.
Trap Pond Partners
Trap Pond Partners' monthly meeting will be held at the park's Nature Center, the second Wednesday of each month. Anyone who is interested in Trap Pond State Park is invited to attend. For more information feel free to call 875-5153.
Cancer Support Group
The Wellness Community-Delaware is offering a support group for people affected by cancer and their loved ones at the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. The group meets at the Cancer Care Center on the third Thursday of the month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. To register for this program or for more information call Kaye or Lori at 645-9150. All programs at The Wellness Community are free of charge for people affected by cancer and their loved ones.
Toastmasters of Southern Delaware meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month in Bay Shore Community Church at 6 p.m. Develop your public speaking skills in a supportive environment. Contact Joy Slabaugh at 846-9201, or email@example.com.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 for details.
Senior Center Museum Trip
On Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 8 a.m., a trip to the Holocaust Museum, Washington, D.C. will be taken. Cost is $35 for members; $45 for non-members. Trip includes motor coach transportation, tip for bus driver, and dinner on the way home. Sign up early for limited seating. Call 629-4939.
On Oct. 9, at 8:30 a.m., a trip to Baltimore Inner Harbor National Aquarium will be taken. Cost is $42 for members; and $52 for non-members. Trip includes motor coach transportation, tip for bus driver, admission to Baltimore Aquarium, and admission to the dolphin show.
'The Christmas Show' trip
AARP Chapter #5340 of Georgetown is offering a trip to see "The Christmas Show" at the American Music Theatre at Lancaster, Pa. Show time is from 3 to 5 p.m. The bus leaves Georgetown Square, East Market Street, Dec. 14, at 8 a.m. and returns approximately 9:30 p.m. The cost for each person is $89, which includes lunch at Miller's Smorgasbord Restaurant. Registration and payment is due Oct. 15. Call Hilda Parker at 856-2760. Everyone welcome.
Visit the Longaberger Factory
A bus trip is planned to visit the Longaberger Factory in Ohio on Oct. 6-8. The bus leaves the Salisbury North Walmart at 5 a.m. on Oct. 6 and returns on Oct. 8 around 11 p.m. The trip, which costs $280, includes the bus ride, a 2 night stay, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 1 lunch, a basket, and prizes. For more information, call Dawn Turner at 410-726-2184.
Trip to Vermont
Methodist Manor House will host a fall trip to Vermont on Oct. 17-20. This four-day, three-night trip features a luncheon at the Trapp Family Lodge among many other exciting features. Your cost of $440 per person (double occupancy) includes lodging, most meals, motor coach transportation, all taxes and gratuities and luggage handling. To register or for more information, call Dixie Carlisle at 628-5631. Only a few seats left.
AARP Chapter 1084 trips
Foxwoods & Mohegan Casinos
The Seaford AARP 1084 is having a trip to Connecticut, on Oct. 8-10. We will be staying at Foxwood and visiting Mohegan Sun. Included are three meals plus more. The cost is $239 for three days. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.
Medieval Times Dinner Theatre
The Seaford AARP 1084 is having a trip on Oct. 14 to Hanover, Md. The bus leaves Seaford 1:30 p.m. Watch an exciting performance of knights on horses while you enjoy your dinner. Cost is $60. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.
Wheeling Festival Of Lights
Seaford AARP 1084 is accepting reservations for a 3-day bus trip to Wheeling, W.Va., Nov. 13-15 for the Festival of Lights. The trip includes two nights lodging at Wheeling Island Casino Hotel, two full course breakfasts, two dinners including a holiday dinner show, Oglebay Park festival of lights tour, Colonel Oglebay's mansion museum, glass museum, Kruger Street toy & train museum, Winter Fantasy displays and greyhound racing at Wheeling Island race track. Cost is $335 per person. Call Margaret Wootten at 629-7419.
VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund.
On Saturday, Oct. 6, starting at 9 a.m. the Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, Rt. 13 N. and Dorthy Road (3 miles north of MD/DE state line). We'll have a sandwich sale featuring oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, soft crabs, cheese steak subs, hamburgers, hot dogs and more. Also soups and baked goods will be for sale and there will be a yard sale.
Renee Smith will be having a Spaghetti Dinner/Hymn Sing that will be in memory of Norma Lee Elliott. The dinner will be held on Sept. 22, at Gethsemane United Methodist Church. Dinner (in Fellowship Hall) will run from 5-7 p.m. and the hymn sing (in the Sanctuary) will go from 7-9 p.m. The groups will be Gethsemane Praise Band and Sounds of Joy. Willie Davis, a local gospel singer, will also be performing. Tickets for adults will be $7 and $5 for children 5-12. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling 337-0352 as there will be no tickets at the door. The proceeds from the dinner will go to the AVON Walk for Breast Cancer that is to be held in Charlotte, N.C. on Oct. 20-21. Renee Smith is a raising funds for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. If you wish to donate, visit www.avonwalk.org; click on donate and search Renee Smith (Pink Lady and the Tramp).
Fried Chicken buffet
Fried chicken buffet on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 2 to 6 p.m at Bethany Church, Lowes Crossroads near Millsboro. Adults and carryouts, $10; children, $5. bake table available.
CHEER hosting dinner club
Join us at the Greenwood CHEER Center every Wednesday evening for our weekly dinner club. The CHEER Greenwood Center is located at 12713 Sussex Hwy., Greenwood, and the public is welcomed. Each week there will be a delicious dinner offered for the price of $4 per person for individuals over 60+ years. For more information call the center at 302-349-5237 or visit the CHEER website at www.cheerde.com.
Harvest Moon dinner
Shine on, Shine on Harvest Moon! Everyone is invited to the CHEER at Greenwood for their Harvest Moon Dinner. This dinner is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 26, beginning at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The center is located at 12713 Sussex Highway, Greenwood. Musical entertainment will be provided by Donnie Hopkins, a favorite local talent. This will be an enchanting evening for everyone. For more information call Susan at 302-349-5937.
Pairing beer with cheese
Sample and discuss five beers and complementary gourmet cheeses with SU alumnus Nick "The Baltimore Beer trekker" Nichols. Admission is $10 per person. Friday, October 26, at 3 p.m. - Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford (RSVP to Dixie Carlisle 628-5631).
VFW Post 4961 Crab Feast
VFW Post 4961 third annual Crab Feast, sponsored by the Men's and Ladies' Auxiliary, will be held Saturday, Sept. 29 from 1-5 p.m. Price includes steamed crabs, wing dings, hot dogs, chips/pretzels, beer and soda. Bring your picking tools and enjoy. Price is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. From US 13 in Seaford, turn east onto Middleford Road (2 lights south of Wal-Mart). VFW is about one mile on the left (look for our flags). For more information contact VFW Post 4961 at 629-3092.