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 includes 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 the web at www.applescrapple.com.
Apple Scrapple stamp
Stop by our Apple Scrapple Station on Oct.13 at the Bridgeville Post Office for the exclusive Apple Scrapple stamp cancellation! Or, mail your request in over the next 30 days to obtain 2007 cancellation.
Capt. John Smith explorations
Dr. Michael Scott of SU's Geography and Geoscience Department, in his presentation, "Captain John Smith and His Chesapeake Bay Explorations in 1608," 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.
Annual Manor House Bazaar
Methodist Manor House located at 1001 Middleford Road in Seaford will host its Annual Holiday Shop Bazaar and chicken salad luncheon on Friday, November 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Start your holiday shopping early! The Thrift Shop and the Pineapple Boutique will also be open. For more information, call 628-5631.
Children's Halloween Party
The Seaford Elks Lodge will hold their annual Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 27, beginning sharply at 2 p.m. and ending at 4 p.m. The costume judging for the funniest, scariest and most original will be done at the beginning of the party so the children will be more comfortable while having their lunch and playing games. A trick or treat candy bag will be given to each child. Hot dogs, peanut butter sandwiches, drinks and other munchies will be served. Because of the high volume of people last year, we ask that no more than two adults accompany their child coming to the party. For more information you may contact Janice Cecil at 875-3810.
A scrapbooking fundraiser event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Reformation Lutheran Church Social Hall, 613 Lakeview Ave., Milford. The event is sponsored by the Small Wonder Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). The money raised will be used to support a local scholarship and the civic program. A special introductory session is being held at 9:30 a.m. to learn scrapbooking techniques. The cost of the event is $25 per person and the fee includes lunch and hourly door prizes. Space is limited. To register for the event, please contact Lynn B. Wilkins at 302-335-0638 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, respectively. Classes are offered at no cost and will be held in the Hayman Meeting Room at the Delmar Public Library. The Delmar Public Library is located at 101 North Bi-State Blvd in Delmar, Delaware. The classes will begin at 7:30 pm and will last approximately 30 minutes with time for questions during and after the class. Attendees may look forward to interactive and informative sessions. Please call Carol Greene at 302-846-9201 to reserve your seat today.
'Money Management' workshop
Greenwood Public Library will host the Delaware Money School workshop, "Money Management" on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. This program is open o the public at no charge. The workshop is designed to focus on current and future financial goals and objectives. Topics of discussion include: building cash reserves, investment basics, college and retirement funding, spending control, risk management, and setting priorities and goals. The Greenwood library is located on the corner of Market Street (Rt. 16) and Mill Street, just east of the railroad tracks. Walk-ins welcome. For information or to register, call: the library at 349-5309, or Debbie Townsend, 537-1836. Online information and registration available at www.delawaremoneyschool.com.
Christ the Cornerstone Community Church (former Pickle Plant), will have its "Oktober Festival" on Oct. 20, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vender space still available. Call 302-745-6494 or 443-880-8390. Family fun and great food: oyster fritters, homemade ice cream, etc. music and gospel karaoke. Located in Laurel on the corner of Bethel Road and 13A.
Children's Holloween Party
Laurel American Legion Post 19 is hosting their annual Children's Holloween Party, Sunday, Oct. 28 from 3-4 p.m. All children 12 and under are invited. Games, prizes, refreshments and fun for all kids.
Seaford VFW Events
On Oct. 13 there will be a dinner show featuring country singer, Trudy Marie. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome but must be 21 or older. Cash bar available. Cost is $15.00 per person or $25 per couple - Hope to see you there! Oct. 27 there will be Halloween costume party. Prizes will be awarded for different types of costumes...door prizes too. Hors d'oeuvres, snacks, etc. will be served along with a cash bar. Must be 21 or older to attend - open to the public. Live music will be by Earth Dogs. Cost is $7 per person.
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. 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 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.
Friends of Concord 86th Reunion
The Sons, Daughters & Friends of Concord 86th 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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 1/2 mile south of U.S. 113 and 16 intersection. Refreshments will be available for sale. 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 email@example.com 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.
Parade participants wanted
The Santa Claus Committee is seeking entrants for the annual Federalsburg Christmas Parade, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10. This year's theme is Peace on Earth and will honor the men and women who are serving in the military. Rain date is Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. Entry forms and parade guidelines are available at the Federalsburg Town Office at 118 North Main St. or on-line at www.Federalsburg.org. For more information call 410-754-8157.
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 a.m. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com. Tickets for the pageant will be available at the door for $2 each
'Make A Difference Day'
The sisters of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 in Greenwood are sponsoring a Make A Difference Day project during the month of October. They are promoting a dual project to benefit needy families in their community. They are collecting new winter items for local school children: gloves and mittens, scarves, caps and hats, boys and girls socks, jackets, sweaters, and sweatshirts. The other activity sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary is the collection of nonperishable food items and household products for a local food pantry to distribute to the needy. Desired items are cleansers/detergents, soap and paper products. Food items wanted are: soups/stews, pasta, canned meats, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, and other nutritious food items. Items can be dropped off at the VFW 7478 on Governors Avenue in Greenwood, on Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. - noon, or call Ladies Auxiliary President Michaele Russell at 349-4220.
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 #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.
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.
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.
NARFE meeting Oct. 15
The Georgetown Chapter (1992) of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold their next meeting on Monday, Oct. 15 at noon with lunch at the Pizza King Restaurant on Stein Highway in Seaford. For more information, or to become a member, please contact Les Martens at 629-9789.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Seaford Recreation's 16th annual Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular is scheduled for Sunday, Dec 2nd. The cost is $130. Call or come into the office to reserve tickets. 629-6809.
'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.
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.
Friends of Agriculture breakfast
'Plants for a Livable Delaware' will be the forum at the Friends of Agriculture breakfast to be held on Oct. 19 in Dover. Susan Barton, horticulture specialist for University of Delaware Cooperative Extension; Faith Kuehn, plant industries administrator for the Delaware Department of Agriculture; and Valann Budischak, executive director of the Delaware Nursery and Landscape Industry, will discuss the status of a statewide campaign to promote biodiversity. The Friends of Agriculture Breakfast will be held at the Modern Maturity Center, 1121 Forrest Ave., Dover; beginning at 7:15 a.m. Registration is $15. For more information, or to register, call Alice Moore at 302-831-2504.
VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund.
Christmas Trip Show
Laurel Senior Center will have a Christmas trip to Wilmington Grand Opera House to see a show: "Home for The Holidays" with The Three Little Bakers, on Nov. 29. Cost is $60 which includes show, transportation, buffet meal and gratuity. For more information call 875-2536.
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.
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.
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.
Benefit Pig Roast
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University, hosts an Eastern Shore Pig Roast during its annual Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo at the museum, Friday, Oct. 12, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The pig will be roasted and served by Whitey's Barbecue. Side dishes and dessert are included. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the Ward Museum's gift shop. Door prizes are: First - Gift basket worth $100 from Outback Steakhouse of Salisbury; Second - $50 Gift Card from Gander Mountain, and 3rd - $10 Gift card from Goin' Nuts Café. Tickets are limited. Advance purchase is recommended. For more information, call 410-742-4988, ext.106, or visit www.wardmuseum.org
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 Holloway at 854-6546.
Elks Lodge to hold Fish Fry
The Past Exalted Rulers Association of the Seaford Elk's Lodge will hold their annual trout fish fry on Friday, Oct. 26, from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. All you can eat for a cost of $9 per person. Children 10 and under half price. The menu will include fried potatoes, turnip greens, stewed tomatoes, corn, dessert and coffee. The public is invited. Advance tickets will be sold only. Contact Jim or Janice Cecil and they will make arrangements to get tickets to you. Phone 875-3810 or stop by the lodge and pick them up at the bar any Wednesday, Friday or Saturday night.