Bulletin Board
Thursday, October 08, 2009
 
LOCAL FUNDRAISERS

NHS plans Basket Bingo The Employee Activity Committee of Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Seaford Moose. The filled basket bingo will consist of 20 games and feature several Longaberger baskets as prizes. Advance tickets (which include a chance to win the Hostess Sort & Store Hamper and Blanket basket) are $20 per person; $25 at the door. In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, attendees wearing pink will receive a ticket for an exclusive Longaberger Horizon of Hope basket. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, contact the EAC at 302-629-6611, ext. 2404 or MorrisR@nanticoke.org.

Ladies Auxiliary fundraisers The Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 is sponsoring a fundraiser for the VFW National Home for Children. Members are selling patriotic bibs in different designs for $4 each. To purchase bibs, contact President Michaele Russell at 349-4220. The Ladies Auxiliary is also sponsoring a community Pizza Night fundraiser at Grottos Pizza in Seaford, on Monday, Oct. 12, from 4 to 9 p.m., to benefit Cancer Aid and Research. You will need to present a coupon from the Ladies Auxiliary at the time of bill payment in order to give 20% of the bill to the Ladies Auxiliary. No coupons can be issued that evening. For coupons, contact Russell at 349-4220.

Longaberger Library Basket raffle The Friends of the Seaford District Library are raffling a "Longaberger Library Basket" to support the capital building campaign. This commemorative basket is one-of-a-kind with a basket weave "Friends of the Seaford District Library 2009" and filled with a variety of books for the whole family. The basket was donated to the capital campaign by Phil Burtelle Painting with books donated by Seaford Food Lion. Tickets are available at $5 each or 3 for $10 and may be purchased at the circulation desk of the library. The drawing will take place on Friday, Oct. 9.

Hospice plans golf outing The Delaware Hospice Golf Outing will be held on Monday, Oct. 12, at Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club in Dagsboro. A team of four is $500 or $125 per person, which includes green fees, cart, lunch, refreshment cart and awards reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres. The format is a scramble and registration begins at 10 a.m. followed by lunch at 11 a.m. The game begins with a shotgun start at noon and the award reception is at 5:30 p.m. The outing will include the following contests: Putting, Longest Drive, Men & Ladies, Low Gross and Closest to the Pin. Sponsorships are available. Funds raised will help Delaware Hospice continue to provide high quality care to the community. For more information, contact Peggy Dolby at 856-7717, ext. 2123, pdolby@delawarehospice.org; or www.delawarehospice.org.

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 receipt 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.

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.

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.

SEAFORD EVENTS:

Yard and Bake Sale AARP Seaford Chapter 1084 will be holding a Yard and Bake Sale on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 8 a.m. until? Location is 818 Bridgeville Highway, Seaford. Look for a brick house between Nylon Avenue and Virginia Avenue (corner lot). Contact Gladys Bonowicz for further details at 875-1519.

The Spade & Trowel Garden Club The Spade & Trowel Garden Club of Seaford invites the public to attend a program on how to sustain wildlife with native plants. Guest speaker will be Dr. Douglas Tallamy, chair of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, who will share techniques from his book, "Bringing Nature Home." The program will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. The program is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information, contact Jackie McPeak at 410-883-3386 or Mary Noel at 337-1054.

Read Aloud training Read Aloud volunteer training session will be held Wednesday, Oct. 28, 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.

Historic Trail Workshop There will be a Public Workshop on Captain John Smith's Chesapeake National Historic Trail on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Seaford City Hall, 414 High St., Seaford at 6 p.m. Hear a presentation on alternative concepts for the future of the trail. Come share your ideas.

Knights of Columbus Oktoberfest The Knights of Columbus St. Molua Council #4075 will be hosting Oktoberfest 2009. Bohemian Pork Roast, Bavarian Casserole (potatoes, sauerkraut, assorted German sausages and beer), Oktoberfest German potato salad (cold), green beans, cole slaw, dark breads and desserts. Warsteiner draft beer and Rhine wine will be available. Where: at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, 532 Stein Highway, Seaford, on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 7 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $15 per person. Advance reservations required, no tickets will be sold at the door. Call Ernie Davis at 875-2895 or Bob Gay at 302-956-0039.

Rabies Vaccination Clinic A Rabies Vaccination Clinic will be held Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon at Seaford Fire Hall, rain or shine, $13 Rabies, $10 Distemper. Cash only. Leashes or carriers required. Sponsored by Homeless Cat Helpers Inc.

Holiday bazaar and luncheon Holiday bazaar and chicken salad luncheon ($6.50 for luncheon), on Friday Nov. 6. Lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holiday Shop Bazaar at Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pineapple Boutique and Thrift Shop open, too.

SHS 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.

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.

SHS Class of '99 reunion Seaford Class of 1999 will hold a 10 year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 28, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Seaford Fire Hall. Cost is $30 per person. RSVP by Nov. 1. For more information, contact Alexis McFarland Spade at biglex04@hotmail.com or 570-274-3098.

2009 Seaford Christmas Parade Plans are under way for the 2009 Seaford Christmas Parade. Touted as the largest Christmas Parade on Delmarva, Seaford hosts an extravagant evening parade the first Saturday in December. This year, the parade will be on Saturday, Dec. 5; step off is at 7 p.m. The parade is sponsored by the Downtown Seaford Association and the City of Seaford. The Grand Marshall is Dick Collison.We invite everyone who wants to be in the parade. Now is the time to make plans for your float, costumes, etc. To sign up, go online to www.mychristmasparade.com. Entry forms and parade rules are also available at Seaford City Hall, Dick's Barber Shop, Fantasy Beauty Salon, Seaford Harley-Davidson and Mortgage Network Solutions.

Halloween Parade & Party Downtown Seaford Association presents Halloween Parade & Party on Wednesday, Oct. 28. Parade Route: Line-up at 6:15 p.m., Cedar at High Street. Parade starts at 7 p.m., High to Arch Street. Arch to King Street / Seaford Fire Hall. Must be in costume to enter. Goodies at the party. Cash prizes for costume contest.

AARP Tax-Aide volunteers AARP Tax-Aide, the nation's largest, free, volunteer-run tax counseling and preparation service is looking for volunteers to help senior and low income taxpayers complete their 2009 federal and state income tax returns. This is a free community service sponsored by AARP in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Sites are equipped with computer hardware and software to prepare and file returns electronically. We need volunteers for assignments in Western Sussex County (Delmar to Greenwood). Computer literate volunteers will prepare income tax returns. Other volunteers are needed to greet clients and to check accuracy of results. Volunteers will receive free tax training and are asked to give a commitment of four hours per week over the ten week tax preparation period. For more information contact Bill Watt 262-0516 or Melvin Koster 628-3849.

Stay and Play program Parents As Teachers announces the free Seaford Stay & Play program. Come have fun playing and learning with your child through a variety of toys and activities. Open to children birth through 48 months and their caregivers, on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Seaford Parks & Recreation. For more information and a complete schedule, contact Anna Scovell at 856-5239.

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.

The Christmas Boutique The Christmas Boutique will once again be featured in the Ross Mansion gift shop at the annual Victorian Christmas on Dec. 11, 12 and 13. Each member of the Seaford Historical Society is asked to contribute one item. Handmade gifts in the price range of $10 to $20 are most popular. Items may be left in the gray box on the front porch of the Ross Mansion at any time. For further information call Shirley Skinner at 629-9378 or Diane Thomas at 629-2085.

Blades Events

Trick or Treat The town of Blades Trick or Treating will be held October 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Council meeting Due to the Columbus Day holiday observed on October 12, the Town Council meeting in Blades will move to Monday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. Contact the Town Hall at 629-7366 with questions.

LAUREL EVENTS:

Model train & toy show A model train and collectable toy show will be held Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Laurel Fire Dept. auditorium from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring refreshments, test track, door prizes and live entertainment. Call Barry Munoz at 875-7408 for more information.

In-home story-time The Laurel Public Library will offer a 6-session series of weekly in-home preschool Story Times for local day care homes in October. This no-cost pilot program will bring books, poetry, music and fun to children who might not otherwise have the opportunity to visit the library for Story Time. Interested daycare providers are encouraged to contact Becky Norton, Youth Services librarian, by phone at 875-3184 or email at rebecca.norton@lib.de.us for more information.

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.

Refresher Driving Course Laurel Senior Center, located at 113 N. Central Ave., will host an AARP Refresher Driving Course on Oct. 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $12 for AARP Members, $14 for Non Members. To register for the course call 875-2536.

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. Sunkissed Tanning is located at Calio's Plaza in Laurel, and can be reached by calling Margi at 875-1622.

Laurel Library
  • The 2nd Saturday Monthly Building Club at the Laurel Public Library begins in October. The first meeting will be held on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. to noon. The group is for kids in grades K-6. Kids can try their hand at Legos, Lincoln Logs, Zoobs, Magnets, Pipe Builders and more.
  • Preschool Story Time will be held at the Laurel Public Library for kids ages 2 to 5. Preschool children and their favorite adults are invited every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. for stories, poetry, science, music, math, crafts and fun. For more information call the Laurel Public Library at 875-3184 or contact Becky Norton, Youth Services librarian, at rebecca.norton@lib.de.us.
LHS Class of '69 The Laurel Class of 1969 will hold its 40th reunion on Friday, Nov. 27, at the Georgia House in Laurel. Contact leeann561@comcast.net if you did not receive your invitation.

Historical Society books The Laurel Historical Society announces the availability of a new book, The Odd Fellows Cemetery Laurel, Delaware. This book, compiled by Doug Breen and Chuck Swift, has a complete list of almost 5,000 names that are found within the cemetery. There are maps, histories, stories and interesting information related to the cemetery and the folks interred there. This book can be purchased for $35. Also available is a DVD of the presentation by Jay Hill of the Bacon's Switch area south of Laurel. Hill, whose presentation was given at the Laurel Historical Society dinner meeting in June, tells stories as passed down to him through his grandmother. This DVD can be purchased for $5. The History of Nineteenth Century Laurel is a very valuable book that is a collection of stories and information that was written and complied by Harold Hancock with input from many local people. Copies are available for $45. To order any of these items, email laurelhistoricalsociety@hotmail.com or call Chuck Swift at 875-7665.

GREENWOOD EVENTS:

Book Discussion Series Savor suspenseful tales and sample sweet treats during Greenwood Public Library's fall book discussion series, "Delectable Discussions." Each month a different culinary mystery will be featured. Enjoy a discussion of the book and a sample of one of the book's recipes. Discussions are free and will be held on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Greenwood Library. Books for discussion include: Oct. 13 - Blueberry Muffin Murder by Joanne Fluke; Nov. 10 - Sweet Revenge by Diane Mott Davidson; Dec. 8 - Christmas Cookie Murder by Leslie Meier. To obtain a copy of the book in the month before each discussion, visit the Greenwood Public Library or call Robin Miller at 349-5309.



Face and Hand Massage Workshop On Friday, Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m., the Greenwood Library will host a 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 those techniques with their partner. The event is free and open to all, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Attendees must bring a partner plus a towel or pillow. To register, visit the library or call 349-5309.

Family Research Program On Friday, Oct. 16, at 6:30 p.m., Barbara Flexer, a charter member of the Sussex County Genealogical Society, will present a family history program at the Greenwood Public Library, "I'm a What?" Flexer teaches people how to make their own history come alive and how to be the best ancestor they can be for their descendants. Flexer will also answer genealogy questions and share information on the Sussex County Genealogical Society. The program is free and open to all, and pre-registration is requested by Oct. 13. For more information, or to register, visit the Greenwood Library or call 349-5309.

Card & game night The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will hold a card and game night on Thursday evenings in 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 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 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 349-5237.

CHEER Halloween Party The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host a Halloween Party on Friday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be refreshments, music, games and a costume parade with prizes for best costumes. For more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.

Mystery Murder Dinner The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center presents A Mystery Murder Dinner, Honky Tonk Homicide, featuring the Long Neck CHEER Theatrical Players on Thursday, Oct. 8. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. For more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.

BRIDGEVILLE EVENTS:

Carving & Wildlife Show A Carving & Wildlife Show sponsored by The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will be held on Friday, Oct. 9, 3-7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 10, 9-5 p.m., at the Bridgeville Public Library. Individual craftsmen will be selling their work, renowned photographer Kevin Fleming will be featured. For more information, contact Ruth Skala at 858-1534 or rlskala@comcast.net.

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. For details contact Dionne Parker Keeler at dionnepk@yahoo.com or 302-337-3099.

CHEER Golf Tournament CHEER Golf Tournament will be held Friday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m. start time at Heritage Shores Golf Club, Bridgeville. For more information call Elizabeth Walls or John Argo, 302-856-5187. This is CHEER's First Annual Golf Tournament. A "Ball Drop" event will take place at 1 p.m. At $5 per ball or 3 for $10, this one is hard to resist. A great luncheon is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Bid on some great items in the silent auction. Items will be displayed before the tournament as well as during the luncheon. Prizes include closest to the pin, longest drive (male and female) and winning team.

DELMAR EVENTS:

Quick holiday appetizers Delmar Public Library will host an adult program featuring Chef Bonnie Aronson from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14. She will have just the right recipes for non-stressful yummies to appeal to your holiday guests. For more information, contact the library at 846-9894.

Movie Night Miss Pam, Children's librarian, will show the movie "Land of the Lost" in the Hayman meeting room at the Delmar Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15. This program is free to the public so bring your favorite pillow or blanket and join us for a fun time.

Open House DelMarVa Model Railroad Club's 24th Annual Open House, located at 103 East State St., Delmar, Camelot Hall, second floor. Free admission and free parking Nov. 28 & 29, Dec. 5 & 6, Jan. 9 & 10, Jan. 16 & 17; Saturday hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday's noon to 5 p.m. Operating layouts: N-Scale, N Trak Modules, HO Layout, O Gauge Tinplate, O Scale Lionel, LGB (G Gauge). Train videos to view and raffles.

Dinner/Scholarship Benefit The VFW in Delmar, Md., will hold its second annual "Kyle Dixon Memorial Scholarship Dinner" on Sunday, Oct. 11, from 1 to 5 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. The menu includes beef and dumplings, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, choice of dessert, iced tea or coffee. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund which is awarded to a Delmar High School senior who plays on either the boys or girls soccer team. Kyle Dixon, a 16-year-old honor student and soccer player, was attending Delmar High School when he tragically lost his life in an automobile accident on Jan. 4, 2008. The Dixon family is also requesting donations of items from local businesses to support a silent auction. In return, the donating business will be recognized in writing, by name at the event. All contributions are greatly appreciated.

SURROUNDING AREAS:

Ruritan Club buffet All-you-can-eat Sunday Breakfast Buffet served by the Galestown Ruritan Club, on the fourth Sunday of each month now through June 7-10 a.m. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 children 6-12 years, at The Galestown (Md) Community Hall, 5833 School House Road. Buffet features blueberry pancakes, eggs, scrapple, sausage, creamed chipped beef, biscuits, potato casserole, hominy, fruit cup and sticky buns.

AGO seeks members The Southern Delaware Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), which seeks to promote appreciation of all aspects of organ and choral music, invites everyone who is interested in music to join the chapter. The local chapter offers workshops, master classes, recitals, concerts, organ crawls and more for members, the community and music students. For more information about the chapter call 629-8033.

Party on the Plaza Join the Centre at Salisbury on Saturday, Oct. 10, for the "Party on the Centre's outdoor plaza located in front of Regal Cinemas. "Dawn and the Williams Project" will perform from 4-6 p.m., and "No Byscuyts" performs from 7-9 p.m. Bring your lawn chair, grab some food in the food court, listen to great music and enjoy the evening. And bring non-perishable food items to donate to the "Love Thy Neighbor Community Food Drive" efforts to feed 500 local families this Thanksgiving. The Centre at Salisbury features more than 100 stores and eateries including Boscov's, JC Penney, Macy's, Sears, Dick's Sporting Goods and Regal Cinemas. It is located on Rt. 13 just north of the bypass in Salisbury, Md.

October is Family History Month What part in past history did your relatives play? Did they serve in the War between the States or the American Revolution? What health issues did you inherit from your ancestors? Local genealogical societies and groups throughout Sussex County can help you find the answers to these questions and more. October is Family History Month and you can celebrate by visiting one of these groups. The Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS) meets at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library the third Saturday of each month from September through May. Greenwood Library will host a special genealogical presentation on Friday, Oct. 16. Bridgeville also has a group. Contact your local library to find out if they have a group and when they meet. For more information, contact Ralph Nelson at 875-5418.

Couture & Class Fashion Show A Couture & Class fashion show and luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Carter Partnership Center, Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown. The event benefits Delaware Tech students in Sussex County and is hosted by Owens Campus Development Council. Tickets $25/person; reserved table for 8/$175. Reserve tickets by Nov. 13; call Delaware Tech at 855-1659 or visit www.dtcc.edu/owens/fashionshow.

TRIPS:

Adult Plus day trips Enjoy day trips in October sponsored by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. 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.

Radio City tickets Limited tickets are available for a trip to see the "Radio City Christmas Spectacular" on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, sponsored by Adult Plus+ at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. The "Radio City Christmas Spectacular" features the world-famous Radio City Rockettes' signature high-kicks and precision choreography in several show-stopping numbers. For more information or to reserve orchestra seats, contact the Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ program at 302-856-5618.

Seaford AARP Oct. 16 - Strasburg, Pa. - Lunch on the train & RR museum. Cost: $69; 7 seats available. Dec. 2 - American Music Theater Christmas Show & Millers Restaurant, Cost: $92; 5 seats available. North Carolina Christmas - A 5 day trip to the Biltmore Estates on Nov. 16-20. Two hot meals included each day. A candlelight tour of the estate with a candlelight dinner, two dinner theaters with Christmas shows, visit the winery on the grounds and sample their wines. Also visit the Riverbend Farm Village, Folk Arts Center, Smith McDowell House, Chimney Rock Park, a tour of Asheville, and a stop at the famous Moose Cafe. Cost: $589/pp double. For more information, contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.

See 'The Lion King' Limited seats are available for a trip to see Disney's breathtaking musical "The Lion King" on Thursday, April 15, 2010, at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia; the trip is sponsored by Adult Plus+ at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. For more information or to reserve orchestra seats, contact the Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ program by Oct. 4 at 302-856-5618.

Vacation with Del Tech Take a vacation with the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. 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.

Branson 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 night 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:

Acorn Club The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford will have a meeting at the Seaford District Library at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 8. The hostess is Ann O'Dea and her committee.

SARA holds meeting The regular monthly meeting of the Sussex Amateur Radio Association (SARA) will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Marvel Museum located at 510 S. Bedford St. 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. This meeting is open to anyone with an interest in amateur radio. For more information, visit www.sussexamateurradio.com.

AARP Chapter 1084 AARP Seaford Chapter 1084 is holding its meeting on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 1:30 p.m. at the Methdist Manor House, next to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Guest speaker will be Brian Posey from the office of the State AARP. Contact Gladys Bonowicz for more information at 875-1519.

Widowed Persons The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 12:15 p.m. at the Seaford Eagle Diner. There will be a mystery guest speaker. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.

Sussex County Republicans The Sussex County Republican Committee invites you and your family to an afternoon of food, fun and games on Sunday, Oct. 18, from 3 to 6 p.m., at Dave Wilson's Auction on Route 133 in Lincoln. Many elected Republican officials from throughout the state will be there to answer your questions. Cost is $5 per person and children under 10 are free. Event will be held rain or shine.

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.

39th District Democrats The 39th District Democrats will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at Pizza King in Seaford. New members are always welcome. For more information call Maggie Callaway at 629-4846.

Delaware Equine Council The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council is 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 19, at the Harrington Public Library. Everyone who is interested in horses is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Stan at 302-684-3966 or Peggy at 302-629-5233.