Bulletin Board
Thursday, September 10, 2009
 
LOCAL FUNDRAISERS:

Festival of Trees Delaware Hospice's premier fundraiser, the Festival of Trees offers visitors a magnificent display of decorated trees and wreaths and activities for everyone in the family. In Sussex County, the Festival of Trees will be held on Friday, Dec. 4, through Sunday, Dec. 6, at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown. For details call 302-855-2344 or visit www.delawarehospice.org.

Flapjack Fundraiser First State Community Action Agency invites you to enjoy a Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 8 to 10 a.m., Applebee's, Seaford (in the Wal-Mart Shopping Center). Pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. Come and bring a friend, cost is $5 per person. For tickets call 302-856-7761. Proceeds benefit our programs to help low-income families and communities.

GMS Golf Tournament Greenwood Mennonite School announces their 7th annual benefit Golf Tournament on Friday, Sept. 25, at Heritage Shores Golf Club in Bridgeville. This is a scramble tournament open to groups and individuals. Registration is from 7 to 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast followed by a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be served and prizes awarded at 12:30 p.m. The $100 entry fee per golfer includes the continental breakfast, golf, lunch and prizes. The non-refundable deadline for entries is Sept. 12. Sponsorships for businesses, individuals and churches are available: Eagle - $500, Birdie - $300 and Par - $100. Sponsorships are tax deductible and need to be registered by Sept. 5. To register, contact Dwayne Landis at 302-236-6822.

Sunkissed Tanning food drive Sunkissed Tanning is currently having a food drive for Laurel families during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. If you bring in five non-perishable items, you wll get a free tan (up to 10 tans). Last year they collected 867 cans and 50 gift bags for children for Christmas. Their goal is to collect 1,000 cans this year. You can donate a toy, too. Sunkissd Tanning is located at Calio's Plaza in Laurel, and can be reached by calling Margi at 875-1622,

Friends fundraiser The Friends of the Bridgeville Library have another delicious fundraiser to promote. All you have to do is enjoy a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury IHOP locations, any day, any meal. Fill out the comment card, staple your reciept to it and drop it off at The Bridgeville Library, Bridgeville Town Hall, or The Providence Sales Cottage at Heritage Shores.

People's Place Fundraiser The Red Hat Lady Bugs of Bridgeville are sponsoring a fashion show fundraiser for the People's Place, an abused women's shelter. The event, which will take place on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Heritage Shores Clubhouse, includes a fashion show (clothing courtesy of Peebles), lunch, Chinese auction, 50/50 and door prizes. Tickets are $20 per person. For ticket information, call 337-9733.

Dinner/Auction Benefit The Laurel American Legion and Auxiliary will hold a chicken and dumpling/stuffed shells dinner, dance, auction benefit for Linda and Jack Chambers on Sunday, Sept. 13, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Laurel American Legion Post #19. Tickets are $18 per person or $35 per couple. Jack Chambers has been diagnosed with cancer and, as a result, Linda has had to leave her job. These are two of the most caring and giving people Laurel has to offer. To purchase tickets, you may do so at the post or call Ann Foskey at 875-0714 or 236-8558.

Chorus Boosters holds fundraiser The Chorus Boosters for Delmar Middle and Senior High School Chorus is sponsoring a fundraiser at Hardee's Restaurant, in Delmar, on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The chorus will receive a portion of all sales receipts - dine-in, carryout or drive-thru - during the hours of the fundraiser. Chorus members will also hold a car wash outside the restaurant at the same time. All proceeds support the middle and senior high school chorus and their activities.

Bethel Historical Society From 5 to 9 p.m., on the second Wednesday of each month through December, the Laurel Pizzaria is generously helping the Bethel Historical Society with an on-going fundraiser. You can pick up a coupon at the restaurant and when you pay the society will receive 10 percent.

Relay for Life Team holds dinner St. Stephen's UM Church Family's Relay for Life Team is having a fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 13, from 12:30 to 4 p.m., at the Delmar VFW. Beef and dumplings; $10 per ticket; eat in, carry out or home deliver to Delmar area only. Dessert available and a silent auction will be held. For tickets, contact the church office at 302-846-9501 or Dawn Turner at 410-726-2184.

Bingo for Life The Trinity Foundation will host a Longaberger Basket Bingo at the Seaford Moose on Thursday, Oct. 15. Doors open at 6 p.m. for seating and bingo begins at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time for $20 each or for $25 at the door. Discounted tickets are available for a table of eight purchased in advance for $150. To purchase tickets, call 800-846-3400, ext. 3978 or stop by Trinity located at 1201 Bridgeville Highway in Seaford.

Pregnancy Care Center fundraiser The students of Delmarva Christian High School will host a yard sale and free car wash in the school's parking lot in Georgetown on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon. Donations are welcome with proceeds going to the Sussex County Pregnancy Care Center.

SEAFORD AREA:

Class of '59 seeks teacher The Class of 1959 is looking for information on one of their teachers, Betty Reynolds. She taught in the Seaford School District. Her son, William Danz Reynolds graduated with the class of 1959. If you have any information, contact Delores Hitch Lloyd at 629-8177 or 629-4531.

Read Aloud training Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 1 p.m. in the Seaford Public Library, 402-North Porter St., Seaford. Call 856-2527 to sign up for training or for further information. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.

Seaford Class of '64 reunion The Class of 1964 of Seaford High School is having a reunion on Oct. 10, 2009. If you have not been contacted, or need more information call 629-8806.

Seaford Library
  • Baby Bookworms, a story time for infants, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
  • Toddler Tales, a story time for walkers, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
  • Story Time for ages 3-5, Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
  • The Seaford District Library has formed a partnership with IHOP to raise money for the library. Eat a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury, Md. IHOP locations and return an itemized receipt along with a comment card to the Seaford District Library. We must have the comment cards with itemized receipts in order to receive the reimbursement. The Seaford Library will receive 10% of the total receipt.
  • "Lights, Camera, Action!" the Seaford Library hosts "Movie Night" on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 5:30 p.m. We provide the refreshments; all you need to do is enjoy the show.
  • Join us at the Seaford Library to celebrate Hispanic Family and Culture on Friday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. Bring your children for crafts and story time that will enrich their cultural understanding of the Hispanic community. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Amber Motta at 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
  • Seaford Library Board Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m.
DuPont 25-year dinner The annual 25-year dinner for DuPont employees will be held Friday, Sept. 11, at the Firemens Memorial Building, Sharptown, Md. For details call Ray Whaley at 537-6113 or Connie Keene at 629-3377.

SHS Class of '74 reunion Seaford High School class of 1974 will celebrate their 35th class reunion on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Seaford Fire Hall. Contact Jan at gjmej@yahoo.com for more information. Farmers and Artisans Market Seaford's Farmers and Artisans Market will be open for the 2009 season until Saturday, Sept. 26 in Kiwanis Park on Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Seaford Historical Society raffle The Seaford Historical Society is offering a raffle featuring a day on the Nanticoke River in the spring of 2010. This all-day excursion accommodates a party of six people on a boat ride that leaves from the Marina at Nanticoke River Marine Park in Blades, Seaford. Other festivities included with this trip are mid-morning snacks on-board ship, lunch in Vienna, Md., a self-guided walking tour of historic Vienna, a visit to the Vienna Heritage Museum and refreshments on the ride back to Seaford in the afternoon. A raffle ticket costs only $5 or five tickets may be purchased for $20. Tickets are available at the Seaford Museum which is open Thursdays through Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., or at the Ross Mansion which is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. At other times call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828 for tickets. The drawing will take place at the Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion on Dec. 13, 2009.

LAUREL AREA:

Community mentors needed The Laurel Kids Connection Mentoring Program seeks adult volunteers to mentor a middle school-aged child. Mentors are asked for a one hour per week commitment for 12 months. For details contact Shawn Phillips at 629-7790, ext. 17.

Laurel Lioness bingo Laurel Lioness will host a Vera Bradley Bingo on Oct. 20, at the Laurel Fire Department, at 7 p.m.. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets in advance are $20, at the door $25. Tickets also available from any Lioness member or call Cathy, 875-2128, or Erma 875-3055.

Dutch Country's 20th Anniversary Plan to attend Dutch Country Market's 20th Anniversary celebration on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 11233 Trussum Pond Road in Laurel. Special events from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chainsaw carving, buggy rides, moon bounce, apple butter cooking and more. For details call 302-846-0644.

Fall Festival King's United Methodist Church is hosting a Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Gordy Road, Laurel. There will be homemade ice cream, homemade soup, oyster sandwiches, a bake sale and a yard sale. Gospel music all day with special guest, Kings Ambassadors. Family fun: barrel train rides. For details call 875-7131.

AARP Driving Course Laurel Senior Center, 113 N. Central Ave., will be holding an AARP Driving Course, Sept. 21 & 22, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. To register call 875-2536.

Oyster fritters Hope Lodge #4, will be having an oyster fry on Saturday, Sept. 19. Oyster fritters, crab cakes and homemade Cream of Crab Soup. Hours from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Whaley Family Reunion Whaley Family Reunion will be held Sunday, Sept. 20 at 1:30 p.m., The Rev. Lee Elliott Memorial Hall, Trinity UMC, Laurel. Bring a covered dish and a beverage. An offering will be taken to offset expenses. Activities will be available for the children, during the business meeting. Plese pass this information on to all of your family members. For more information contact Ruth Ann Savage, 410-546-5818 or Phyllis Johnson, 302-875-0463. Bring a family recipe. Homemade ice cream and special music.

Fried chicken buffet On Saturday, Sept. 19 from 2 to 6 p.m., Bethany Church, located on Lowe's Crossing Road off Route 24 east of Laurel, will have a fried chicken buffet with real mashed potatoes, gravy, string beans, greens, coleslaw, rolls and a variety of drinks and desserts. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Job training skills workshop The Laurel Public Library is offering a workshop on improving job seeking skills on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the library meeting room. The program will last approximately one hour. This program is being presented by Bill Potter, the deputy director of the Delaware Workforce Investment Board. For more information, call 875-3184 or visit the Delaware Workforce website at www.Delawareworks.com/wib.

Laurel Chamber Mixer The Laurel Chamber of Commerce Mixer hosted by Trap Pond Partners will be held on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 5 p.m., at Trap Pond State Park (screened pavilion). Join us for grilled hot dogs and more.

Count on Me Club of Bethel Count on Me Club of Bethel will sponsor a bazaar on Saturday, Sept. 19, starting at 9 a.m. Serving lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Community House in Bethel. Vendors welcome. Table rent is $10. Space limited. Call Janet 875-3971.

GREENWOOD AREA:

Card & Game Night The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will hold a Card & Game Night on Thursday evenings in September and October from 6 to 9 p.m. Join us for rook, dominoes and uno or bring your friends to set-up a table of games of your choosing. Beverages and refreshments will be available or you can come early for dinner. For table set-up or more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.

Greenwood Cheer Dinner Club The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will host the Greenwood Dinner Club on Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. in September and October. It will be an evening of fellowship and a delicious dinner entrée, dessert and beverage. Cost for members is $5 and non-members is $6. For menus or more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.

Library Card Sign-up month September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Greenwood Public Library wants to make sure that all residents in Greenwood and surrounding areas have a library card. During the month of September at the Greenwood Library, persons of all ages signing up for their very first card will be given a bag of goodies and a chance to enter a drawing for gift certificates from area restaurants. The drawing will be held Oct. 1. If a current patron has no fines on their account and their old library card is lost, cracked or just plain ugly, the Greenwood Library will replace it for free with a keychain card. For more information, contact the Greenwood Library at 302-349-5309 or visit www.greenwood.lib.de.us.

Face and hand massage workshop On Friday, Sept. 11, at 6:30 p.m., the Greenwood Library will host a free Face and Hand Massage Workshop. Licensed massage therapist Diana Carey will demonstrate the proper techniques for face and hand massage and then give an opportunity for participants to practice the techniques with their partner. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Participants must bring a partner plus a towel or pillow. To register, or for more information, call the library at 349-5309.

'Money Matters' Jessica Mallamace, Delaware Community Re-investment Action Council, presents "Money Matters!" at the Greenwood Cheer Activity Center on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. This is a free financial education workshop that covers topics such as credit reports, creditors, budgeting, banking, taxes and predatory lenders and other money questions or concerns. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.

Patriot Day Program State Representative Dave Wilson will be the keynote speaker at the Patriot Day Program on Friday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478. The program is sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW of Post 7478. Special guests are the MCJROTC of Woodbridge High School who will present the Colors. Light refreshments will be served and the public is welcome. For more information, contact President Michaele S. Russell at 302-349-4220.

BRIDGEVILLE AREA:

POW/MIA ceremony The community is invited to remember our country's POW/MIAs in a ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m. at the theatre in Woodbridge High School in Bridgeville. The MCJROTC of Woodbridge High School will present the program.

Bridgeville Library events
  • An evening with Kevin Fleming, Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m.
  • Premier Carving and Wildlife Show, Friday, Oct. 9, 3-7 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call the library at 302-337-7401.



WHS reunion planned Woodbridge High School classes of 1988, '89 and '90 will hold a combined reunion at the Bridgeville Fire Hall on Saturday, Nov. 7. If you have not received information regarding this event, contact Dionne Parker Keeler at dionnepk@yahoo.com or 302-337-3099.

Community-wide yard sale The Town of Bridgeville will host a community-wide yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 7 a.m. until ?. You will find great bargains at many homes throughout the town.

Democratic Committee dinner The 35th RD Democratic Committee will hold their annual dinner and auction on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 5:30 p.m. at the Bridgeville Fire Hall. For more information, contact Justin Bailey at 302-245-7882 for tickets.

Clean-Up Day Bridgeville will hold a Neighborhood Clean-Up Day on Saturday, Sept.26. All items must be curbside by 6 a.m., as M-T Trash will only go down each street once. Allowable items for pick-up include: furniture, household trash, stoves, and limbs bundled in 4-ft. lengths. Items that will not be picked up include tires, batteries, oil, construction materials, dirt, rocks, bricks, etc. M-T Trash will have a truck available to pick-up refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners, as long as the freon has been removed. M-T Trash will also have a truck to pick up paint, stain, etc. These items must be kept in a separate area from the rest of the trash. Large tree limbs can be delivered to the Town's wastewater treatment plant. Residents will be directed to an area for placement of limbs. A scrap metal container will be placed at the Town Hall parking lot for the disposal of such items as aluminum siding, window frames, barbecue grills, tire rims, bicycles and stainless steel. Residents are asked not to place any other types of trash in this container. For more information, call Town Manager Bonnie Walls at 337-7135.

DELMAR AREA: Young writers workshop Candy Abbott, author of Gavin Goodfellow: The Lure of Burnt Swamp will share some of the techniques of writing attention grabbing stories. A Young Writer's Workshop will be held on Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Delmar Public Library. Pre-registration is not mandatory, but is appreciated as there will be refreshments served at the meet and greet book signing which will follow the workshop. You may call Kathy at 846-2478 for details.

Delmar Library events
  • Movie night - Join the Delmar Public Library for a one time showing of X-men Origins: Wolverine on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Bring your snacks and a pillow or blanket to enjoy this PG-13 movie. This movie is free and open to the public.
  • Open House - The Delmar Public Library will host an Open House to celebrate Delmar's Sesquicentennial on Tuesday, Sept. 22 from noon to 7 p.m. There will be door prizes and light refreshments.
SURROUNDING AREAS:

Special Ham radio event A special Ham radio event will be held at the Marvel Museum in Georgetown on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be live demonstrations of Ham radio operation under simulated conditions of a major storm event. For more information on this and other Sussex Amateur Radio Association events, visit www.sussexamateurradio.com.

Adult Plus+ activities Take advantage of a variety of activities offered in September by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. The Mixed Singles Club offers the opportunity to share a meal, meet new people and plan social outings on Wednesday, Sept. 16. On Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 14 to 30, adults ages 50 and up will receive instruction on the rules and etiquette of golf from 5-6 p.m. at Midway Par 3 in Lewes. Women, ages 50 and up, will have fun and get exercise while playing volleyball beginning Monday, Sept. 14. Learn basic beginner quilting techniques and patterns, including snowball and the nine patch, and create a lap quilt in a seven-session course beginning Saturday, Sept. 26. For more information, or to register, contact Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ program at 302-856-5618.

Kiwanis Basket Bingo The Kiwanis Club of Greater Millsboro will host a Basket Bingo on Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Millsboro Fire Hall. Proceeds will benefit local youth. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7 p.m. Basket Bingo tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For ticket reservations or information, call Millsboro Kiwanis at 934-8424 or e-mail gmillsborokiwanis@mchsi.com.

TRIPS:

Relay for Life cruise Dr. Marie Wolfgang is at this time accepting enrollments for her annual Relay for Life cruise, scheduled for Jan. 24, 2010. This is a 10-night cruise out of New York City (bus transportation to the dock included), visiting San Juan, St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Maarten and Tortola. Call 629-4471 for brochure.

'Jersey Boys' The Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, is taking reservations for a fall trip to see the musical "Jersey Boys." Witness the rise of four of the most famous blue-collar kids in pop music history, The Four Seasons, in the Tony-award winning Best Musical "Jersey Boys" on Thursday, Oct. 8, at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. A special discount rate is available for Adult Plus+ members. For more information or to reserve orchestra seats, contact Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ program at 302-856-5618.

Smoky Mountain show trip AARP 915 presents Smoky Mountain show trip & Historic Gatlinburg for the price of $595, for 7 days and 6 nights, Oct. 18-24. Includes: motorcoach transportation; 6 nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in the Smokies; 10 meals: 6 breakfasts and 4 dinners; guided tour of the Smoky Mountains; four evening shows: Country Tonite, Comedy Barn Variety Show, Magic Beyond Belief, and Black Bear Jamboree; one morning show: Patty Waszak Morning Show; non-stop fun and Southern charm at famous Dollywood. Free time in Historic Downtown Gatlinburg and much more. Departure: Federalsburg, Md. at 8 a.m. then, Rose's parking lot, Rt 404, Denton, Md. Price: $75 due upon signing. Price per person, based on double occupancy $595. Add $180 for single occupancy. For information and reservations contact 410-754-8189.

AARP offers trips The following trips are available through AARP of Seaford: Oct. 16 - Strasburg, Pa. Lunch served on the train and then visit the railroad museum. Cost: $69. Four seats left. Nov. 16-20 - Christmas at The Biltmore Estates in Asheville, N.C. A candlelight dinner at Deerpark restaurant and two Christmas shows at two different dinner theaters. Tour the grounds, the Farm Village and the winery. Visit Chimney Rock Park, the Folk Arts Center and the Smith McDowell House with a tour of Asheville. Also a stop at the Farmers Market to see the famous Moose Cafe. Two hot meals per day. Cost: $589 pp double. Dec. 2 - American Music Theater to see a Christmas show. Cost: $92. Three seats left. For more information, contact Jane Dusenbury at 629-4138 or Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.

Bermuda cruise A seven-night Bermuda cruise on the elegant cruise ship Celebrity Summit on April 25, 2010 is being offered for under $1,000. Price includes bus transportation from Seaford to Cape Liberty in New York Harbor, New Jersey, and return. The ship docks for three days in Bermuda. Optional tours and activities on the island are available. A deposit of $300 per person is due Oct. 1, 2009. The cruise benefits the Seaford Library and Cultural Center. For more information call 628-3300 or email barb@misty-travel.com.

Vacation with Del Tech Take a vacation this fall or winter with the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. View the fall foliage in New York during a four-day motorcoach tour from Oct. 6-9. Highlights include sightseeing in Cooperstown with a stop at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the Fenimore Art Museum, a voyage on the Catskill Mountain Railroad, and a guided tour of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Explore Egypt in the 12-day "Splendors of the Nile" trip from Oct. 22 through Nov. 2. The group will travel on a luxurious three-night cruise including visits to ancient temples at Aswan, Kom-Ombo, Edfu and Luxor. Take an 18-day trip "down under" to Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji from Oct. 21 through Nov. 7. Experience the joy of the season during the nine-day "Christmas Cruise on the Danube" trip to Germany and Austria from Nov. 30 through Dec. 8. Travelers will explore cathedrals and several Christmas markets including Germany's oldest and most famous, Nuremburg's Christmas Market, which began in 1628. Celebrate the Christmas season during the seven-day "Nashville Country Christmas at the Opryland Hotel" from Dec. 2-8. Experience the joy of Christmas during the four-day "Christmas Extravaganza" trip to Washington, D.C. and the Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va. Take a Christmas tour of Washington, guided by author/historian Antony Pitch. To sign up for a trip call 302-856-5618.

Day trips Enjoy day trips in September and October sponsored by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Tour the U.S. Naval Academy and learn about naval history at the Academy's Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Enjoy high tea at the Officers' and Faculty Club and lunch in downtown Annapolis. On Saturday, Sept. 19 tour the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Monument passes will be provided for entry to the base of the statue. Delight in live entertainment and food while enjoying the work of over 350 artists and vendors at the Annual Fall Craft Show in Occoquan, Va. on Saturday, Sept. 26. Spend the day strolling through the eight Smithsonian museums located on the national mall between the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, Oct. 3. Don't miss "Broadways Best" featuring 40 songs from 33 shows at the American Music Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Celebrate the legends of tap in "Thank You Gregory: A Tribute to the Legends of Tap" seated in excellent orchestra seats on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, Pa. On Sunday, Oct. 11, be transported by the uplifting voices of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with epic film scores from the silver screen. Art lovers will enjoy a guided tour of the "Henri Matisse and Modern Art on the French Riviera" exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Thursday, Oct. 15. Bask in the splendor of fall during a narrated 2 hour train ride through Red Clay Creek Valley on the Wilmington & Western Railroad on Saturday, Oct. 17. Spend two nights, Oct. 20 and 21, at the Hotel Edison in the middle of New York City's theatre district within walking distance of a Broadway show, Times Square, or Rockefeller Center. On Saturday, Oct. 24, follow the yellow brick road to the "The Wizard of Oz" at the Dupont Theatre. Enjoy a day shopping, sightseeing or watching a show in New York on Wednesday, Oct. 28. Don't miss the international blockbuster exhibit "Diana: A Celebration" at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on Thursday, Oct. 29. Visit the National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center, or Port of Discovery during a day on your own at the inner harbor in Baltimore on Saturday, Oct. 31. For more information or to sign up for these trips, contact Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ program at 302-856-5618.

Boat Cruise Boat Cruise to Crisfield, Tangier Island, on Saturday, Sept. 12. Price is $60 per person, meal included. Sponsored by Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Bridgeville. For information, call Helen Stanley, 337-8687.

Branson trip Nanticoke Senior Center and Curran Travel are providing a trip to Branson on Tuesday, Oct. 13, to Wednesday, Oct. 21. The trip includes: round trip motorcoach transportation, eight nights accommodations, great sightseeing tours, admission to nine great shows including Mickey Gilley, Lee Greenwood & the Bellamy Brothers and Shoji Tabuci. Cost is $1,075 per person-double occupancy, $1,355 single occupancy. A $200 deposit is required. Call 629-4939 for details.

MEETINGS:

Knitting Guild Association The "Sea Purls" chapter of the Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10-2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown on the corner of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road. For details, call 302-854-6776.

NLAPW meeting The Holly Branch of the National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) invites all women artists, writers, poets and musicians to attend their September meeting at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at the Georgia House Restaurant in Milford. Faith Prince, NLAPW development, will be the featured speaker. All non-members are invited to attend this luncheon. For more information and to RSVP, contact Holly Branch members at 302-241-5919 or 302-736-1939.

NAARFE to meet The Georgetown Chapter (1992) of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold their next meeting on Monday, Sept. 21, at noon, with lunch at Pizza King on Stein Highway in Seaford. For more information or to become a member, contact Les Martens, membership chair, at 629-9789.

Amateur Radio group meets The regular monthly meeting of the Sussex Amateur Radio Association (SARA) is Wednesday, Sept. 16 at the Marvel Museum in Georgetown. FCC license testing for all levels begins at 6:30 p.m. An informal social starts at 7 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7:30 p.m. which is open to anyone with an interest in amateur radio. For more information on this and other SARA Club events, visit www.sussexamateurradio.com.

Widowed Persons Service The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 12:15 p.m., at the Golden Corral in Salisbury. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come join us - we all enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc. that we do.

S.C. Advisory Committee Sussex County Advisory Committee for the Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities will meet at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center, 41 Schulze Road, Greenwood, on Monday, Sept. 21, at 10 a.m. An open forum will be held regarding issues facing today's senior citizens and adults with physical disabilities. Agendas and minutes of the Advisory Committee are available on the County's website at www.sussexcountyde.gov. All meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact Raymond Moore, Sr., chairman, at 302-436-8132.

Georgetown AARP Join Georgetown AARP Chapter 5340 at their monthly luncheon meetings held on the first Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Sussex Pines Country Club. For details contact Dee Richards at 302-841-5066.

Delaware Equine Council The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council is 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, at the State Fairgrounds Exhibitors Hall boardroom. Guest speaker is Dr. Heather Hirst, DVM, DE state veterinarian, who will talk about "Euthanasia." Scholarships will be awarded, refreshments and fellowship to follow. For more information, call Stan at 302-684-3966 or Peggy at 629-5233.

39th District Democrats The 39th District Democrats will hold their monthly meeting on Sept. 17, at Pizza King in Seaford. New members are always welcome. For information, call Maggie Callaway at 629-4846.

H.A.P.P.E.N. The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearn's Pond Association for its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization will not meet in September. The next scheduled H.A.P.P.E.N. meeting will take place on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum.

Genealogical Society meetings The Sussex County Genealogical Society, which was established to assist and educate residents of Sussex County on how to research their family history, meets the third Saturday of each month from September through May at 10:30 a.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. The next meeting is Saturday, Sept. 19. Ed Wright of Colonial Roots Book Store will discuss the importance of church records in the research process. On Oct. 6, the Society will begin a Fall Discussion Series, named the Research Process. Sessions will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday afternoons through Nov. 17 at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Members and guests are welcome. The society also conducts special interest groups on genealogy. Genealogy Bytes, meets at the Milton Public Library on the first Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org or call 302-875-5418.