Bulletin Board
Thursday, October 22, 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. Tickets are $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 more information, contact the EAC at 302-629-6611, ext. 2404 or MorrisR@nanticoke.org.

'Couture & Class' fashion show Glamour and style will be center stage during the second Couture & Class fashion show and luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Carter Partnership Center at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown. Proceeds from the show, which is hosted by the Jack F. Owens Campus Development Council, will be used to benefit Delaware Tech students in Sussex County. The featured announcer will be Cacia Batts, of Middletown, the reigning Mrs. Delaware 2009. New this year will be a historical exhibit of formal gowns that were worn by Elsie Williams, wife of former U.S. Senator John J. Williams of Millsboro. There will also be a silent auction of travel packages to various locations; and at the show's end, a shopping bazaar from which attendees can purchase their favorite runway items. A portion of the proceeds from that sale will be donated to the college. Tickets are $25 per person and include lunch: $10 of that price is tax-deductible. A table for eight may be reserved for $175. Seating is limited; tickets are available by reservation only until Nov. 13. To purchase tickets, call Delaware Tech at 855-1659 or visit www.dtcc.edu/fashionshow.

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.

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.

Bingo benefits scholarship fund Join us for a night of Bingo on Saturday, Nov. 21, to benefit the Spuck & Lib Bennett Scholarship Fund, a Delmarva scholarship awarded to students entering the field of education. The event will be held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, located on Alexander Avenue, just off Salisbury Boulevard in Salisbury, Md. Games begin at 7 p.m., with a special early bird game at 6:30. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Call 410-749-1981 for directions. The bingo will feature prizes including Vera Bradley Bags, Longaberger Baskets, Harley-Davidson items as well as other donations from the community. There will also be door prizes, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and food for sale. Tickets are $20 in advance and may be purchased at Harley-Davidson of Ocean City and Harley-Davidson of Seaford. For more information, or to make a donation to the scholarship, contact Helen at Harley-Davidson of Ocean City, 410-629-1599 or Ashley and Kathy at Harley-Davidson of Seaford 629-6161.

SCGS plans fundraiser The Sussex County Genealogical Society will host a fundraiser at the Roadhouse Steak Joint in Rehoboth Beach on Monday, Nov. 2. Mention the SCGS and a percentage of the entire day's receipts will be used to further the Society's advancement of genealogical initiatives in Sussex County. For more information, call 875-5418 or visit http://scgsdelaware.org.

Hungry Howies supports ACS For every pizza purchased in October, Hungry Howies locatd on Norman Eskridge Highway in Seaford, will make a contribution to the American Cancer Society. Cancer ribbons will be available at Hungry Howies and the ACS will be at the restaurant every Friday night with information.

Jones Boys Benefit Concert The Jones Boys will perform at the Nanticoke Senior Center in Seaford on Friday, Oct. 30, at 12:30 p.m. Originally known as the "Good Ole Boys," the band will perform country, gospel, '50's rock, original songs and bluegrass. All proceeds will benefit the Nanticoke Senior Center building fund. For more information, call 629-4939.

SEAFORD EVENTS:

Dance tickets on sale Mt. Olivet Father Daughter Dance tickets will go on sale on Sunday, Nov. 8, from noon to 2 p.m. (or until sold out) at Mt. Olivet UMC in Seaford. Tickets are $7.50 each. The dance will be held on Friday, Jan. 29, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department.

Library commemorative brick sale Honor your family or loved one, remember a loved one, advertise your business, recognize your organization, church or social group by purchasing a commemorative brick which will become a part of history as the "New Seaford Library & Cultural Center" opens in 2010. The bricks will be placed on the Reading Terrace of the Seaford Library & Cultural Center. Cost for the 4x8 decorative bricks is $100 each which includes three lines of engraved upper case text. Proceeds support the capital campaign. Order forms may be obtained from the circulation desk at the library, online at www.seaford.lib.de.us or by contacting Friends President Peggy Boyd at 536-1449 or Vice President Connie Halter at 628-0554.

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.

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 '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.

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.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.

Seaford Library
  • The Seaford Library will be closed on Thursday, Oct. 22, for Sussex County Library Staff Development. We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 23.
  • Christmas Tunes for Dulcimer Musicians at Seaford Library. Registration required. Fridays, Oct. 23, 30 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call John Kisela at 628-1944.
  • Seaford Library Board Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m.
  • 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, Thursday at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
  • The Seaford District Library has joined 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 reimbursement. The Seaford Library will receive 10% of the total receipt.
  • The "Science and Religion" book discussion will meet at an alternate location on Monday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. For more information, call Rose Harrison at 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us..
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.

Notice of utility work Chesapeake Utilities will be replacing selected existing gas mains in Seaford, over the next few months. This project will be implemented using the directional drill method of construction to minimize disruption to business and residences in the area. If you require additional information or would like to view the project drawings you may contact Chesapeake Utilities at 1-410-548-5515 or Charles Anderson with the City of Seaford at 302-629-9173. Location - Stein Highway (west bound) from Porter Street to Elm Drive. Time - Construction is scheduled to start in early October and last for 4-6 weeks.

LAUREL EVENTS:

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 at 875-3184 or at rebecca.norton@lib.de.us for more information.

Student art exhibit Laurel Public Library is exhibiting artwork by 19 student artists from Laurel Intermediate/Middle School. Compound photographic portraits will be on display now through November 5 in the Story Room.

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.

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.

LHS Class of '84 Laurel Class of 1984 will hold their 25th class reunion on Friday, Nov. 27, at Chef Fred's Chateau de'Ville in Salisbury, Md. Contact Joel Wharton at 238-7147 if you did not receive your invitation.

Fried chicken buffet A fried chicken buffet will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 2 to 6 p.m., at Bethany Church, Lowes Crossing Rd. The church is eight miles east of Laurel on Route 24 (turn right, church on left). All you can eat fried chicken, real mashed potatoes, gravy, coleslaw, greens, beans and corn, rolls, assorted drinks and desserts. Adults $10, kids $5, carry-outs and bake table.

American Legion Halloween Party Laurel American Legion Post 19 will hold its annual Halloween Party on Sunday, Oct. 25, from 2-4 p.m. Children 12-years old and younger are invited. There will be games, prizes, snacks and costume awards. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

College & Career Fair Laurel High School, 1133 S. Central Ave., will hold a College and Career Fair on Monday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. Transportation provided for Laurel residents. Join us for an evening of two- and four-year colleges, trade schools, career planning, trades and military. Businesses included medical, poultry, banking, culinary, real estate, insurance and more. This is sponsored by Laurel High School Guidance Department. For more information contact Dale Oddo, Joyce Sessoms or Clarence Giles at 875-6124.

LHS seeks used caps and gowns Laurel High School is requesting a donation of used graduation caps and/or gowns for needy families. These items will be loaned to students in need of graduation attire assistance. Bring or send your caps and/or gowns to the high school.

BRIDGEVILLE EVENTS:

WHS reunion 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.

Chorus show The Tri County Chorus will present a Variety Show to benefit Delaware's three County Food Banks on Sunday, Oct. 25, at 3 p.m. at Heritage Shores' Ball Room in Bridgeville. The show will include singing, dancing, skits and jokes. Guest entertainers will be Bo Dickerson, Everette Hart, Bob Murphy and Drs. Nancy and Sammy Magrone. Tickets are $10. For more information, contact Tri County Chorus president and music director, Susanne Layton, at 875-7809 or Terry Wright at 875-7931.

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.

Genealogy Open House The Bridgeville Public Library will hold a genealogy open house on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a guided tour by Alice Min of the New Genealogy and Local History Room, and the procedure to access the collection. A discussion group meeting on future collection additions, and suggestions for speakers will follow. Min will also be available on the first and third Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and by appointment for assistance as needed. For more information call the library, 337-7401.

A stage play 'Just Married?' On Saturday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:15 p.m.) a stage play "Just Married?" will be held at Woodbridge Elementary School, Rt. 13 (South) & Governors Avenue, Greenwood. Tickets are $10 in advance (or $15 at the door), Tickets are non-refundable. Story line - Betty Daniels is a recent widower who's happy her husband has finally "kicked the bucket." Now that he's gone she's making big plans on how to spend all the money he left her. But when her oldest daughter, Debbie leaves her abusive husband, her wild and crazy son, Jack gets kicked out of the house, she has no other alternative but let them move back home.

Girl Scouts informatinal meeting The Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council invites all girls in kindergarten to twelfth grades and adults interested in learning more about Girl Scouts to attend an informational meeting at Bridgeville United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The annual membership fee is $12 per person and financial assistance is available. Adult volunteers are needed to lead and assist with troops. For more information, visit www.GSCB.orgor call 800-374-9811 or 410-742-5107.

DELMAR EVENTS:

Railroad 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.

Safe Halloween for kids Delmar Church of Prophecy presents a safe place for your kids, "Trunks of Treats." Dress up in costumes. Free snacks, games and fun at the Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, Rt. 13 and Dorothy Road, (3 miles north of MD/DE state line), Saturday, Oct. 31, 5 to 7 p.m. For more information call 875-7824.

Book and Bake Sale The Friends of the Delmar Library will sponsor a Book and Bake Sale fundraiser in the Hayman Meeting Room at the Delmar Library on Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24. Many slightly used and some new books along with baked goods will be available at reasonable prices. The sale is Friday, Oct 23 from 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to noon. All funds go toward new library programs and materials. For more information, call 846-9894.

Beef & dumplings dinner The Delmar Chorus Boosters will hold an all-you-can-eat beef and dumpling dinner on Sunday, Nov. 8, from 1-4 p.m., at the Delmar VFW. Tickets are $10 and are available from any chorus member or by calling the school at 302-846-9544. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Dinners are eat-in or carryout. The VFW is located at 200 West State Street in Delmar. All proceeds from the dinner will support the programs and events of the middle and high school choruses at Delmar School.

Pirate Day at the library Rumor has it that Pirate Miguel will be seen skulking about the Delmar Public Library on Friday, Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Join us as we plunder his treasure chests, sample pirate grub and swig pirate groll. Children of all ages are welcome. The Delmar Library is located at 101 N. Bi-State Blvd., Delmar.

GREENWOOD EVENTS:

Fall bazaar The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will host a Fall Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be crafts, a clothing sale, baked goods and a soup and sandwich luncheon. Table space is available for a fee. For details call Susan Welch at 349-5237.

Updating emergency plans Join us at the Greenwood Cheer Center for a presentation on "Updating Emergency Service Plans," on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 12:30 p.m. This is a free program to prepare individuals in case of a natural disaster or emergency. For more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.

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: Nov. 10 - Sweet Revenge by Diane Mott Davidson; Dec. 8 - Christmas Cookie Murder by Leslie Meier. To obtain a copy of the book before each discussion, visit the Greenwood Public Library or call Robin Miller at 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.

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.

Trunk or treat in Greenwood Come on out and visit trunks, get some treats, and play some games in the parking lot of Greenwood United Methodist Church on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. Judge who has the best decorated trunk, win prizes and enjoy hot cocoa and cookies in the Education Hall after you've visited each trunk. Greenwood UMC is located on the corner of Church and West Market Streets in Greenwood. For more information, call 302-349-4047.

Women's Service Come and enjoy "A Women's Service About Prayer" on Sunday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m., at Greenwood United Methodist Church. Pause from your busy schedule and join with other women for an evening to re-energize, rejuvenate and refresh your prayer life. Hear the message from the Rev. Dr. Sandra Steiner-Ball, share in praise and worship music, enjoy the singing of Kelly and Karissa Yoder, and gather in fellowship and enjoy light refreshments following the service. For more information, call 302-349-4047.

BLADES EVENTS:

Trick or treat The town of Blades trick or treating will be held October 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.

TRIPS:

Adult Plus day trips Enjoy day trips in October sponsored by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. 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 call at 856-5618.

Seaford AARP trips The North Carolina Christmas at the Biltmore trip planned for Nov. 16-20 has been cancelled due to lack of interest. Dec. 2 - American Music Theater Christmas Show & Millers Restaurant, $92; six seats available. March 1-3, 2010 - Foxwoods & Mohegan Sun in Connecticut; $235 double. March 31, 2010 - Washington, D.C. to see the Cherry Blossoms. A buffet lunch on the Spirit of Washington; $71 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 at 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.

MEETINGS:

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 meet on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum. Anyone interested in attending the meeting is welcome.

Acorn Club The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford is having a business meeting and a program on "The Arts" on Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the Seaford Museum. .

AARP Membership AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 of Western Sussex County membership meeting Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall in Seaford, at 1:30 p.m. Stephen Rose, the president and chief executive officer of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will be the guest speaker. This chapter is open for membership to persons 50+ and better. Call Gladys Bonowicz, chapter president, at 875-1519 for more information about this chapter.

39th Dist. Democrats The 39th District Democrats will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. at Pizza King in Seaford. New members are welcome. For information, call Maggie Callaway at 629-4846.

Olde Seaford Block Watch Olde Seaford Block Watch Fall Clean Up will meet on Saturday, Oct. 24, 9 a.m. at City Hall Parking Lot for gloves, bats, vest and directions. Property owners and tenants: please pick up cans, bottles and papers in your yard and the street area of your residence; please help the street cleaner every Thursday by moving your vehicle off the street.

S.C. Women's Democratic Club The Sussex County Women's Democrat Club is holding its annual Truman-Kennedy dinner at 6 p.m., at Bridgeville Fire Hall on Saturday, Oct. 24. The Keynote speaker is John Carnel former Lt. Governor of Delaware and candidate for U.S. Congress. Contact Betsy Davis at 875-7691 for tickets.

USCG Auxiliary United States Coast Guard Auxiliary meets the 2nd Sunday of the month at 1 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. For more information, contact Cindi Chaimowitz at 302-398-0309.

LeCates family reunion The Daniel Burton LeCates Family Reunion will be held on Sunday, Nov. 8, at the Grange Hall in Laurel at 2 p.m.

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 $7 for adults, $4 children 6-12 years, at the Galestown (Md) Community Hall, 5833 School House Road.

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. For details, call 629-8033.