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
Voter's Registration Day
A Voter's Registration Day, sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478, will be held on Friday, Oct. 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the VFW Post 7478 on Governor's Avenue in Greenwood. Eligible voters may register to vote in state and national elections by completing an application form. For identification, please bring a driver's license and/or a birth certificate. The Town of Greenwood residents who wish to vote in the Greenwood municipal elections must register in person at the Greenwood Town Hall on West Market Street. The Town Hall will be open all day until 5:30 p.m. to accept new registrations for this special voter's registration day. Stop by the VFW Post 7478 if assistance is needed. For more information contact, VFWLA President Michaele Russell at 302-349-4220.
House Decorating Contest
The Kiwanis Club of Bridgeville is once again sponsoring the annual Apple Scrapple house decorating contest. Homes will be judged on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 11, for festival theme content and creativity. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. Winners will be announced on the festival stage, Friday evening, Oct. 12. All homes in Bridgeville town limits are eligible for judging and prizes.
Kiwanis Basket Bingo
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Millsboro will host a Basket Bingo on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Millsboro Civic Center, 322 Wilson Hwy., downtown Millsboro. Proceeds from the event will benefit local children and youth. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7 p.m. The Basket Bingo features a great selection of Longaberger products, including holiday items and retired items, along with Vera Bradley eyeglass frames and handbags. The Kiwanis Club will draw the winning number of its 50/50 Raffle at the Bingo, with a cash prize of at least $500 expected for the winner. Raffle ticket holders do not need to be present at the Bingo to win. Basket Bingo tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. For tickets and for more information, call 302-934-8424.
The Daniel Burton LeCates family reunion will be held on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. at the Grange Hall on Rt. 9, Laurel.
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. Additional information can be obtained by contacting president Frances Givens 629-2659, or Judy Kohlenberg 629-0687.
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
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.
Bridgeville 1949 Class Reunion
The Bridgeville Class Reunion for the Class of 1949 will celebrate with a lunch at Heritage Shores Clubhouse on Oct. 10, at 1 p.m. Classmates should call Tom at 337-7494.
Vera Bradley Bingo
Laurel Lioness Club is having a Vera Bradley Bingo on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m., in the Laurel Fire Hall. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and are available from any Lioness member, or call Linda at 875-4675, or Brenda at 542-3233. Tickets also available from His'N Her's Hair Stylists, North Dual Highway, Laurel.
Wheatley Family Reunion
The Wheatley Family Reunion will be at the Wheatley Church Fellowship Hall, Sunday, October 7 at 2 p.m. Featuring entertainment by the "Gospel Gents" and a covered dish dinner. For more information call Kay Lankford at 410-883-3770 or Gary and Pam Eskridge at 410-883-2703. Located on Wheatley Church Road at the intesection of Sharptown Rd., between Sharptown and Eldorado, Md.
Halloween Parade and Party
Downtown Seaford Association presents their Halloween parade and party, Wednesday, October 24. Line-up will start at 6:15 p.m. at Cedar at High Street. Parade will start at 7 p.m. Must be in costume to enter. Cash prizes for costume contest.
Fire Department Dedication
The Delmar Fire Department is having a memorial dedication of their new memorial monument at the Delmar Fire Station beginning at 1 p.m. The memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. and at 3 p.m. there will be a dedication of the new ambulances. Please plan to attend and support our local fire department. For more information contact the station at 846-2530.
Dinner Fund Raiser
The annual Truman-Kennedy Dinner, a "chicken and dumpling" dinner fundraiser, sponsored by the Sussex County Women's Democrat Club, will be held Oct. 27, at the Bridgeville Fire Hall at 6 p.m. There will be door prizes and an auction. Attorney General Joseph R. Biden, III will be the guest speaker. For information and ticket reservations call Petie Adams 854-6546.
Ham and Turkey Shoot
The Ellendale Ruritan Club ham and turkey shoot, Saturday, Oct. 27, (rain date Nov. 3) at 11:30 a.m., at Ellendale VFW, on V.F.W. Road. Directions: 1/2 mile south of U.S. 113 and 16 intersection). Refreshments will be available for sale. (If rain dates are cancelled, we will go to next shoot.) For possible cancellations call 302-422-2948, or cell 302-249-7025.
Seaford Class of 1987 Reunion
The Seaford Class of 1987 is preparing for their reunion and are seeking classmates. If you are a member of the class or are aware of the location of a member, please e-mail their information to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 628-7870. The reunion event will be held Friday, Nov. 23, from 7-11 p.m. at the Seaford Golf and Country Club.
Rock 'n' Roll Dance Party
Rock 'n' Roll Dance Party, Saturday, Nov. 3, 7 to 10 p.m., at St. Philips Church, 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, featuring Tony Windsor. Tickets are $5 per person and may be purchased in advance at St. Philips, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. until noon, or at the door. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.
Culinary Arts and Training
First State Community Action Agency's new adult culinary training program is coming. Apply to be part of the adult culinary arts training program, located in Georgetown, sponsored by First State Community Action Agency, funded by the Workforce Investment Board of the Dept. of labor. Evening classes are set to begin Jan. 7. The training program focuses on providing basic culinary and job readiness skills to prepare the student for a career in the fast growing food service industry. Eligibility requirements: must be 18 years or over, a U.S. resident, and registered with the Selective Service (if male) to apply. Seating is limited. For more information, contact Ann Morris, 856-7761, ext. 166.
Preschoolers Storytime - Parents, caregivers and children ages 2-5 are invited to enjoy stories, songs, poetry, art, science, math, music and fun at the Laurel Public Library's Preschool Storytime, which is held every Tuesday morning at 10:30 AM. For more information, call the Laurel Public Library at 875-3184.
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.
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. For more information call 875-4217.
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 Extravaganza
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.
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.
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.
The Southern Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) announces its October meeting. The speaker for the Oct. 16 meeting will be 1/Lt. Maynard Timme. The luncheon will be held at LaRosa Negra at 1201 Savannah Road in Lewes, at 11:45 a.m. The cost of the buffet is $12 including tip. The next meeting will be Nov. 20. MOAA is a non-profit veterans' association dedicated to maintaining a strong national defense and to preserving the earned entitlements of members of the uniformed services and their families and survivors.
AARP Chapter #1084 meeting
AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 will meet Thursday, Oct. 11, 1:30 p.m., at Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall, Seaford. Sharlana Edgell, executive director of the Seaford Museum, will speak. Guests welcome; refreshments served. For information, call Helen Skjoldager, 875-5086.
AARP Chapter #5340 meeting
AARP Chapter #5340 will hold a Board Meeting 10 a.m. October 29, at the Nanticoke Tribe Lodge #21, Rt 113, 1/2 mile South of 1st State Chevrolet, Georgetown. All members are encouraged to attend. For details call Cathey Betts 856-3441. Please add this information to your calendar of community events before our October 29 meeting. For more information call Jo Ann Kruger at 856-949?.
The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearns Pond Association for its preservation, protection, enhancement and naturalization will meet on Thursday, Oct. 11, a 7 p.m., at the Seaford Museum on High Street. The agenda will cover the historical marker dedication, national wildlife community progress, Hearns Pond Dam, annexation, and traffic issues.
Join the Reading Rainbow Club
Children in grades K-6 are invited to come to the Laurel Public Library for our first Reading Rainbow Club meeting on Friday, Oct., 12, at 2 p.m., when public schools are closed for an in-service day. We'll watch a Reading Rainbow video and read a Reading Rainbow book, and then do activities that go along with the stories. Pre-registration is required for this fun-filled program, and can be done in person at the Laurel Public Library, or by phone at 875-3184.
Financial Planning Classes
EST Financial Group is pleased to offer financial planning classes. The first two classes cover the topics "Protecting Your Money from Taxes" and "When Giving It Away Makes More Sense Than Selling It." These sessions are scheduled for Monday, Oct. 15, and Monday Nov. 19. Classes are offered at no cost and will be held in the Hayman Meeting Room at the Delmar Public Library located at 101 North Bi-State Boulevard in Delmar. The classes will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will last approximately 30 minutes with time for questions during and after the class. Presenting both topics will be Samuel F. Slabaugh, Sr. Call Carol Greene at 846-9201 to reserve your seat today.
Widowed Persons Service meets
The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 12:15 p.m. at the Golden Corral. The planned guest speaker will be Mark Erskine, minister of Shiloh Community Church. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come join us – we all enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc that we do.
Beginners Genealogy Class
Bridgeville Public Library presents Beginners Genealogy Class on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m., at the library. This class will be for beginners up to mid-level people who want to learn how to do research, and learn to use the computers to do research on their ancestry. Class will be limited to 10 people and there is a signup sheet at the library. Contact Alice du Bois Min for more information at 302-337-7401.
Georgetown's Lions Club meeting
Georgetown's Lions Club will meet Oct. 9, at Bonanza Family Restaurant, Mid Sussex Shopping Center, Millsboro, with a dinner meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Antionette Johnson, Elder Law Paralegal representing the Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. Visiting Lions and potential members are welcomed but should call Helen Wilson at 856-2972, or the Rev. Charles Covington at 855-1160.
Equine Council meets
The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council, will be Monday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m., at the AmericInn Harrington.. A discussion of disaster preparedness will be main topic of meeting. Guest Speaker will be Dr. Sara - Delaware State Veterinarian. Refreshments to follow. For more information, call Peggy at 629-5233.
The G.F.W.C. - Acorn Club of Seaford is having a business meeting at the Seaford Library on Oct.11 at 7:30 p.m. The hostess for the meeting is Eileen Craft 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.
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.
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. We'll have a sandwich sale featuring oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, soft crabs, cheese steak subs, hamburgers, hot dogs and more.
Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer will be held in Charlotte, N.C. on Oct. 20-21. Renee Smith will be participating and is raising funds for the walk. If you wish to donate, visit www.avonwalk.org; click on donate and search Renee Smith (pink lady and the tramp).
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.
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.
Blades Fire Hall breakfast
An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held at the Blades Fire Hall, located at the corner of Cannon and 5th streets in Blades, on Oct. 7, from 8 a.m. till 11 a.m. Cost is adults $7, children $3. This is sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary and the firemen.
Annual Luncheon and Bake Sale
It's time for Christ United Methodist Church's Annual Luncheon and Bake Sale, at 510 S. Central Ave. in Laurel. It will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Enjoy our delicious homemade soup and chicken salad sandwiches. Then take home some delectable goodies from our bake sale and Country Corner that will include several different choices of baked goodies, jellies, jams, relishes, and other surprises. Take outs will also be available.
Centenary Church Dinner
Centenary UM Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, will host an all-you-can-eat chicken and dumpling dinner on Saturday, Oct. 6, 4- 7 p.m. Cost is: adults $8, children $4 (under six-years of age are free).
St. George's UMC selling food
Homemade chicken salad, peas and dumplings, and pumpkin whoopee pies for dessert available for sale on Friday, Nov. 2, at St. George's United Methodist Church is located near Laurel. Prices are as follows: Pint of chicken salad for $5, quart of peas and dumplings for $5 and a large pumpkin whoopie pie for $1.50. Pre-orders only, accepted until Oct. 21. Food may be picked up on Friday Nov. 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church hall. Will deliver to businesses in Laurel and Delmar. To place an order or for additional information call 302-846-2301 or 875-7360.
Oyster Sandwich Day
Hope Lodge 4, Oct. 6. 102 West 6th St., Laurel. Eastern Star will have baked goods.