Bulletin Board
Thursday, November 12, 2009

'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.

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 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.

Scholarship Fund Bingo night Join us for a night of Bingo to benefit the Spuck & Lib Bennett Scholarship Fund on Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Alexander Avenue, Salisbury, Md. Along with a full night of Bingo, there will also be door prizes, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and food for sale. The event will feature prizes such as Vera Bradley Bags, Longaberger baskets, Harley-Davidson items and other donations from the community. 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 to the game site. Tickets are $20 in advance and may be purchased at Harley-Davidson of Ocean City and Harley-Davidson of Seaford. Proceeds from the games benefit the Spuck & Lib Bennett Scholarship Fund, a Delmarva scholarship awarded to students entering the education field. 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).


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.

Seaford Library
  • The Seaford District Library on North Porter Street will close its doors on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. In December, we will open at our new location across from the Ross Mansion, at 600 N. Market St. Ext. The book drop will be available at the North Porter Street location until the opening of the new library.
  • 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
  • The Seaford District Library has joined IHOP in an effort 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.

Beef & dumpling dinner Concord United Methodist Church in Seaford will hold a beef and dumplings dinner on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per person and $5 for children 12 and under.

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.


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. 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.

Chinese Auction St. Philip's Episcopal Church, 500 S. Central Ave., Laurel, will hold a Chinese Auction on Saturday, Nov. 14. Doors open at 6 p.m. Auction begins at 7 p.m. Assorted items, baked goods, door prizes, China, toys, family fun. Refreshment available. Sponsors: St. Philip's ECW. Great family night. Co-chairs: Geraldine Taylor and Barbara Barnes.

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 will 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 for details.

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 for details.

Gigantic indoor yard sale Gigantic indoor yard sale to support Jamaica Teen Challenge Missions Trip, Nov. 21 from 7 a.m. to noon. It will be held at Epworth Christian School Gymnasium, 14511 Sycamore Road, Laurel, DE 19956. Concessions will be on sale. For more information, call 875-7995. Pastors of the Central Worship Center are Timothy Dukes, Senior Pastor; and John Lanzone, Youth/Family Pastor.

Bethel Worship Center Bethel Worship Center will hold a bake sale, yard sale and coffee, scrapple and eggs, sausage and egg sandwiches, to benefit Bethel Worship Center's Building Fund, on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 7 a.m. to noon. This will be at the new location, south of Blades on US 13 South, at the old Quality Mechanical building beside the Ark.

Oyster fritter fry Hope Lodge #4 in Laurel will be having an oyster fritter fry on Saturday, Nov. 21, at their 6th Street location. Hours are from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oyster fritters, crab cakes and homemade cream of crab soup will be offered. All are welcome.

Laurel Christmas Parade The Laurel Christmas Parade will be held Dec. 4. Line-up begins at 5 p.m. Parade starts at 7 p.m. Theme is "Christmas for Kids." Application for entry can be picked up at the Laurel Chamber Office, located at 112 E. Market St., downtown Laurel. For more information, call 875-9319.

Beef & dumpling dinner The Laurel Senior Center will hold a beef and dumpling dinner fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the senior center. Cost is $12 and carry-outs will be available. Menu includes beef and dumplings, cole slaw, green beans, mashed potatoes, rolls, coffee, tea and dessert. Bake table items will be available. For more information, call 875-2536.

Child Abuse Prevention Night The Laurel Exchange Club andP.L. Dunbar Elementary PTA have teamed up with the Delaware Division of Family Services and the Children's Health Coalition to present a Child Abuse Prevention Night at P.L. Dunbar Elementary School at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria on Tuesday, Nov. 17. Miss and Little Miss Laurel will also attend to discuss preventing, recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect.

Holiday Open House O'Neal's Antiques in Laurel will host a Holiday Open House on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20-21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be hourly door prizes, a daily grand prize and refreshments. Dan Gaffney from WGMD will be there on Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. The Hen House in Laurel will have their Holiday Open House on Friday-Sunday, Nov. 20-22. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Laurel Library Nov. 12, 6 p.m. - Thursday Night Adult Book Discussion Group - meets in the second floor reading area. This month's selection is Daughter of Fortune by Isobel Allende. Nov. 12, 5-7 p.m. - Consult with Sussex County Consumer Health Librarian Linda Leonard for up to date information on health and medical issues. Nov. 17, 7 p.m. - "Telling Your Story" - presents ways to document your life for your children and grandchildren. Genealogy enthusiasts won't want to miss this. Nov. 25-26 - Thanksgiving Holiday - Library closed Dec. 7, 7 p.m. - Holiday Handbell Concert Dec. 8-Jan. 30, 2010 - Christmas Exhibit of antique toys "Toys From Another Time"; opening reception from 3-5 pm. Dec. 10, 6 p.m. - Adult Book Discussion Group - selection to be announced. Dec. 10, 5-7 p.m. - Consult with Sussex County Consumer Health Librarian Linda Leonard for up to date information on health and medical issues.

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 include 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.


Choral Society Christmas Program The Southern Delaware Choral Society will present their Christmas program, "My Soul Now Magnifies the Lord" on Sunday, Dec. 13, 3 p.m., at Woodbridge High School in Bridgeville. The concert features Mendelssohn's Magnificat, choruses of JS Bach's Magnificat and 10 choruses from Handel's Messiah. Tickets are available at southerndelawarechoralsociety.org at select stores in southern Delaware, or by contacting Executive Director Gail Launay at 226-5231.

Community Pizza Night The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will host a Community Pizza Night at Grotto's Restaurant in Seaford on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 4 to 9 p.m. There are no tickets to buy; you simply present the event voucher, available at the Bridgeville Library, Bridgeville Town Hall or Heritage Shores Sales Center, to your server and 20% of your total bill will be donated to the Bridgeville Public Library. For more information, contact Pat McDonald at 337-7192.

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.


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.

Delmar Library Thursday, Nov. 12 - Wellness Day Linda Leonard, Consumer Health librarian for Sussex County, will be at the Delmar Public Library from 2 to 4 p.m. She will help patrons research answers to their medical questions.For more information, call the library at 846-9894. Thursday, Nov. 12 - Movie Night Miss Pam, children's librarian, will have a one-time showing of the movie "Aliens in the Attic." Bring your favorite pillow or blanket and we'll supply the popcorn. The show begins at 6:30 p.m.

'Sounds of the Season' Concert Get into the spirit of the holiday season at the 4th annual Sounds of the Season Concert. The concert, which benefits the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, will once again be held at the Delmar Junior Senior High School, in Delmar. The Griffin Dunn, Brittney Trout, and choruses from Delmar High School, Greenwood Mennonite and Sussex Tech. A special performance by Jerry Jones, the 2004, 2005 and 2006 Male Vocalist of the Year for the Eastern United States, will conclude the concert. The concert is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13, with doors opening at 1:30 p.m. There will be a Chinese Auction on-site, featuring a hand-carved Santa, a professional clown performance, a Christmas Flower arrangement and other unique items and holiday gifts. Tickets are $10 each, and available at Dr. Wolfgang's Seaford office at 629-2366, or by calling Sherry Wix at 629-2131. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the day of the concert.


Sportmens' lunch On Saturday, Nov. 14, the Harrington-Greenwood-Felton Rotary will host a Sportsmens' lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Greenwood Fire Hall. An "all-you-can-eat" menu features homemade chili and soups with rolls, beverages and desserts. Proceeds benefit the Polio Foundation Appeal and the local food bank; tickets are $10. To reserve tickets, call Bunnie Williams at 629-5500.

Indoor yard sale A pre-Christmas indoor yard sale will be sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Post 7478 on 2 Governors Ave., in Greenwood. Tables are available for $15 and must be paid by Nov. 15. Make checks payable to: Greenwood Memorial VFWLA 7478. Send checks to: Michaele Russell, P.O. Box 900, Greenwood, DE 19950. There will also be a baked goods table, 50/50 chances, and lunch with Capt. Sly Veteran, mascot for the VFW National Home for Children. Hot dogs, sodas, coffee and baked goods will be available throughout the day.Proceeds benefit the programs of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. For more information,contact Durene Jones at 519-3604.

Book discussion series 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. The book discussion Dec. 8 will be on Christmas Cookie Murder by Leslie Meier. To obtain a copy of the book before the discussion, visit the Greenwood Public Library or call Robin Miller at 349-5309.


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.

Day trips for the holidays Enjoy a fun day trip in November or December with the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Jazz fans will enjoy "All Gershwin" at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, Md. on Sunday, Nov. 15. Have the time of your life watching the ABBA Tribute at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore on Sunday, Nov. 29. Experience the "Radio City Christmas Spectacular" on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. See the DuPont Mansion sparkling with holiday cheer during a guided tour on Friday, Dec. 4. Take a journey with sorority girl Elle Woods to Harvard Law School where she struggles to be taken seriously in "Legally Blonde," at the DuPont Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 5. See the smash hit "Holiday Pops," featuring Peter Nero, at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Pa. on Saturday, Dec. 5. Take a train ride to see the beautiful display of lights in Ocean City's Northside Park, drink tea and enjoy dinner in a Victorian oceanfront hotel on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Celebrate the season by watching "Happy Holidays" in orchestra seats at the Kennedy Center on Friday, Dec. 11. Don't miss "Too Hot to Handel" a jazzy, soulful reinterpretation of Handel's Messiah at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore on Saturday, Dec. 12. Delight in the Christmas blooms, including thousands of poinsettias, at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania on Sunday, Dec. 13. Take a special tour of the U.S. Naval Academy and have high tea at the Officers' & Faculty Club after an independent lunch in downtown Annapolis on Tuesday, Dec. 15. Enjoy a day in New York City to shop, see a Broadway show, or look at holiday decorations on Wednesday, Dec. 16. Feast on brunch before watching the musical "White Christmas" at Tony's Dinner Theater in Baltimore on Thursday, Dec. 17. Stimulate your senses with the winter wonderland musical extravaganza, "Holiday Spectacular," featuring more than 100 singers, dancers and musicians at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore on Friday, Dec. 18. For more information or to sign up for these trips, contact Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ program at 856-5618.

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. 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.

Seaford Library cruise The April 25, 2010 Cruise to Bermuda is one of the functions planned to help raise funds for the new Seaford Library and Cultural Center. The deadline for making reservation has been extended to Dec. 15, 2009. A reservation deposit of $300 is required. The total cost varies with the choice of stateroom An interior room costs $975 per person. An oceanview room is $1195. For a deluxe oceanview with veranda the cost is $1495. The price includes round trip transportation from Seaford to Cape Liberty in New York Harbor, N.J. The ship docks for three days in Bermuda at Kings Wharf. Information regarding island tours and other suggested activities on the island will be provided on board the ship. For further information call Barbara Stetzer at 628-3300 or e-mail barb@misty-travel.com


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 from 7-10 a.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 children 6-12 years, at the Galestown (Md) Community Hall, 5833 School House Road.

Portsville Fall Bazaar The Portsville Annual Fall Bazaar will be held on Dogwood Lane, Saturday, Nov. 14, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch starting at 11 a.m. Menu: oyster fritters, chicken salad, vegetable soup, homemade pies, baked goods. Hand-crafted items on sale.

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.

Men of God Conference Booker Street Church of God 7th Anointed Men of God Conference, "Men Pressing Towards the High Calling of God," convening at the Princess Royale Hotel, Ocean City, Md. on Nov. 27-29. Registration is $25 per person. Contact the Rev. Charles Long for more information by calling 302-856-9097 or 855-0959

Fish fry On Saturday, Nov. 21, from 1 to 5 p.m., the Blue Hen VFW Post 6483 will hold a fish fry, bay trout, baked beans, string beans, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, hush puppies, cole-slaw, coffee, lemonade and ice tea. Cost is $9 per dinner. Children ages 4-10, $4.50, take out will be available; at the Post Home on Williamsville Road just past Southern States. For more information call 422-4412 any day after noon.


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.

Widowed Persons Service The Seaford chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 12:15 p.m. at the Eagle Diner in Delmar, Md. (located on Ocean Highway (dual Highway), south of the light at the intersection of Delaware and Maryland). All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come join us - we all enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc. that we do.

NARFE meeting The Georgetown Chapter (1992) of the NationalActive And Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) will hold their next meeting at noon on Monday, Nov. 16, at Pizza King Restaurant on Stein Highway in Seaford. Michel Bilton, Blue Cross Blue Shield representative, will speak. For more information, call Betty Graebner at 875-7287.

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.

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.

Genealogical Society Funeral home records are a hidden source of genealogical information. The Sussex County Genealogical Society will feature a program by Denny Rayne, administrator and corporate secretary for Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro. Rayne, a Sussex County native, businessman and historian,will give informationon the types ofrecordsavailable, tell humorous stories about southeastern Sussex County, and give ways to provide information to survivors for future generations. The meeting will be held Saturday, Nov. 21, at 10:30 a.m., in the upstairs meeting room of the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. The meeting is open to anyone interested in learning about finding their ancestors. For more information, call 875-5418 or visit www.scgsdelaware.org

SARA meeting The regular monthly meeting of the Sussex Amateur Radio Association (SARA)is Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the Marvel Museum locatedat 510S. Bedford St. in Georgetown. FCC license testing for all levels begins at 6:30 p.m. An informal social starts at 7 p.m. with the meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m.This meeting is open toanyone that has an interest in amateur radio. For more information, visit www.sussexamateurradio.com

Acorn Club 'Tea' The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford is having a "tea" for their president, Margaret Alexander, on Nov. 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. The hostess is Teresa Blades and her committee.

Republican Women's Club Seaford Republican Women's Club will meet on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 10:30 a.m. at the home of Sharlana Edgell. This is a departure from the usual fourth Thursday meeting date because of the Thanksgiving holiday. State Representative Danny Short will be present giving an update on proceedings in the State Legislature. Lunch will be provided by Sharlana Edgell, Sally Higgins and Marilee Bradley. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788. For more information call Sharlana Edgell at 629-7123.

Equine Council The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council is Monday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. at the public library in Harrington. Everyone interested in horses is welcome. The agenda includes elections for 2010. For more information, contact Stan at 684-3966 or Peggy at 629-5233.