CHEER Beach Day 2010 CHEER, a non-profit private organization that serves senior citizens in Sussex County, will hold Beach Day 2010, one of its' biggest annual fundraisers, on Friday, Sept. 24. The event includes a health fair at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center and a fundraising walk for seniors near and around the Boardwalk. To participate in the Health Fair, donate to, or be a sponsor, call 856-5187.
Saturday Morning Breakfast The Community Civic League of Federalsburg is having a Saturday Morning Breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 4, from 7 to 10:30 a.m., at 3439 Laurel Grove Rd., Federalsburg. Cost is $6 and includes meat, potatoes, applesauce, bread, coffee and orange juice. Eat in or carry out. For more information, call 410-754-9992.
Bridgeville Open Golf Tournament The fourth Bridgeville Charity Open golf tournament will be held on Friday, Oct. 8, at Heritage Shores in Bridgeville. Registration and a continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m., with the shotgun start for the four-player scramble starting at 9 a.m. sharp. A luncheon and awards ceremony will follow the tournament. Orlan Brown serves as this year's tournament chairman. Proceeds will support the efforts of the Bridgeville Kiwanis Foundation, the Bridgeville Lions Foundation and the Bridgeville Senior Center. To become a sponsor or to register for the tournament, call Peggy Smith at 337-7135.
Join the Alzheimers Memory Walk The Kent-Sussex Memory Walk Committee is planning the Alzheimers Memory Walk, the only annual fundraiser held in Sussex County, on Saturday, Oct. 2. The walk begins at Grove Park in Rehoboth Beach, travels around Silver Lake, continues the length of the boardwalk and returns to the park via Columbia Avenue - a distance of 3.8 miles. Participants are needed. Register online at http://memorywalk2010.kintera.org/Rehoboth. For more information, call Jamie Magee at 854-9788 or 1-800-272-3900. Team Captain kits are available online at www.alz.org/desjsepa.
Hospice Golf Outing The Delaware Hospice Golf Outing, sponsored by NRG, will be held on Monday, Oct. 11, at Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club in Dagsboro. The fee is $125 per person which includes green fees, cart, box lunch, golf jacket and an awards reception. The format will be a scramble. Registration begins at 10 a.m., with a shotgun start at noon. The awards reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. The outing will feature the following contests:putting, low gross, closest to the pin - men and ladies, straightest drive - men and ladies and hole-in-one. Sponsorships at varying levels are available. For more information, contact Peggy Dolby at 856-7717, ext. 2123.
Eat pancakes, help the library The friends group of the Bridgeville Public Library is raising money through area IHOP restaurants. Patrons can eat at IHOP in Seaford, Rehoboth Beach, Salisbury, Md. and Dover and then take their receipts and restaurant comment cards to the library or to Bridgeville Town Hall. The library will receive a payment from IHOP for every receipt and card that is collected. For details, call Pat McDonald, 337-7192.
Eat at IHOP to help the library Enjoy a meal any time at the IHOP restaurant in Seaford and support the Greenwood Library. Simply fill out a comment card after eating and give it to the cashier as you pay. You will be given a special receipt which you then take to the Greenwood Library on your next visit.
Raffle benefits SPCA The Georgetown Shelter - Delaware SPCA is holding a special "Bethany Beach Getaway" raffle to raise money for the shelter and its homeless pets. The package, valued at over $950, includes a two night stay at the Addy Sea Bed & Breakfast; gift certificates to Studio 26 Salon & Spa, DiFebo's Restaurant, Bethany Blues Restaurant, Harpoon Hanna's Restaurant, The Cafe on 26 Bistro and The Pottery Place; two prints from Carolina Street; and an ocean kayaking adventure. The services provided by the Delaware SPCA are only possible with the charitable support of the community. Tickets for the raffle are $10 each and the drawing will take place on Oct. 10. For more information, or to purchase raffle tickets, call 541-4478.
Music to Grow On A new session of "Music to Grow On" will be held Wednesday, Sept. 8 through Wednesday, Nov. 3 (eight classes) at the Salvation Army in Seaford, next to Food Lion. The program nurtures the total development of your child through a fun, interactive class that combines music and movement in a faith-based environment. Class is for ages 18 months through 6 years of age and a parent/caretaker. Classes will be at 9:30 or 10:15 a.m. depending on interest. There will be no class on Sept. 29. Call now to register as space is limited. No cost but a faith offering is always welcome. The class is taught by Envoy Debbie Engel. Sign up by calling 668-7412 or email Debbie.Engel@use.salvationarmy.org.
Summer Luau at Seaford Elks The Seaford Elks Lodge is holding a Summer Luau 2010 on Saturday, Sept. 11. Cocktails are at 5:30, dinner is at 6 p.m. There will be games and prizes, music and dancing with Wolfman, a wonderful dinner menu and a 'Luscious Kreations Dessert Bar'. The cost is $20 per person. For tickets or information, call 629-2458.
Seaford Night Out On Sept. 23, from 5 to 8 p.m., the Seaford Police Department, along with Delaware State Police Troop #5 and Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club, will host the 19th Annual "Seaford Community Night Out Against Crime and Drugs." The festivities will be on the Police Department and Western Sussex Boy's and Girl's Club properties in the 300 block of Virginia Ave., Seaford.
For more information about Seaford library events, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- There is a Pre-K and Kindergarten "Story Time" at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Thursday, Sept. 2, and Thursday, Sept. 16, at 10:30 a.m.
- "Lights Camera Action!" The Seaford Library and Cultural Center hosts "Movie Night" on Thursday, Sept. 2, at 5:30 p.m.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will be closed on Monday, Sept. 6.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will be having "Baby Bookworms" on Tuesday, Sept. 7 and Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 10:30 a.m. This program introduces infants through 36-months-old to the world of nursery rhymes and books.
- The "Science and Religion" Book discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Tuesday, Sept. 7 and Monday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m.
- On Wednesday, Sept. 8, there will be a "Kid's Book Club" at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center starting at 4 p.m. This program, which is for children in second through fourth grades, offers a chance to read great books and discuss them with friends and do a fun craft.
- There will be a Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center is having "Family Fun Time" on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 4 p.m. Anne Norman will be the guest speaker.
Swheatscoop September fundraiser Homeless Cat Helpers (HCH), Inc., is having a month-long fundraiser at Concord Pets in Seaford. Stop in and make a donation to HCH by purchasing a $1 or $5 paw print, and your donation will be usedfor ourpurchase of Swheatscoop Litter for our kitten foster/adoption program. For more information, visit www.HomelessCatHelpers.PetFinder.org.
SHS Class of 1990 Reunion Seaford High School Class of 1990 will hold their 20 year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 5 to 10 p.m., in the ballroom of Heritage Shores Club House in Bridgeville. The event is $45 per person. Checks, which should be made payable to SHS Class of 1990, can be mailed to Sandy Whitten Stinson, 31521 Miller Rd., Cordova, MD 21625. For more information, visit the class Facebook page, Seaford Senior High Class of 1990, or call 745-1935.
St. John's House Tour The St. John's U.M. Church annual House Tour will be held on Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Seven homes and the Blades U.M. Church will be open for tours. Tickets will be on sale in September. For information, please call Teresa Wilson at 629-6417.
Breast cancer prevention talk A program on breast cancer health education will be offered by the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition in partnership with the Laurel Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23, in the library's meeting room. Sonia Jackson, with the Coalition, will offer a presentation covering the latest information about breast cancer, breast health, self-examinationsand local resources for screenings. For more information, contact Norma Jean Fowler at 875-3184 or email@example.com. This program is free and open to all.
Chicken BBQ Sept. 4 The Laurel Ruritan Club will hold a Chicken BBQ on Saturday, Sept. 4, from 10 a.m, to 2 p.m. at O'Neal's Antiques, Rt. 13, Laurel. The cost is $7 per dinner. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Laurel High School football stadium renovations.
Homeschool Book Clubs The Laurel Public Library is in its fourth year of monthly book clubs designed especially for homeschoolers. Children must be at least 5-years-old by Sept. 30, to participate. Each club meets once a month on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. The meetings center around hands-on group activities designed to extend the learning experience and have included making dioramas, movie-type posters, picture books, comic strips and puppets and writing and performing skits. Book clubs begin in October and books for each club, which are provided by the library, will be available in early September. For more information, call Becky Norton, Youth Services librarian at Laurel Public Library, at 875-3184 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find more information and registration forms online at http://www.laurel.lib.de.us/bookclubregistration.doc. Space is limited.
CHEER Grandparent Challenge CHEER in Greenwood is offering a Diabetic Self-Management Workshop designed for people with Type 2 Diabetes, which runs for two hours one day a week for six weeks (9 to 11:30 a.m.), beginning Sept. 15. Call Cindy Mitchell at 856-5187 for more information.
Library Card Sign-up Month September is Library Card Sign-up Month. Anyone who signs up for their very first library card at the Greenwood Library will be given a goody bag and a chance to enter a drawing to be held Oct. 1, for a $20 gift card good at Tamburelli's in Greenwood. To get a library card, adults 18 and over need to present a photo ID with current address and fill out a registration form. Children 17 and under need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian who will present their photo ID with current address, assist their child with the registration form and then sign it. For more information, call the Greenwood Library at 349-5309 or visit www.greenwood.lib.de.us.
Big Saturday Celebration Big Saturday will be held Sept. 4, in downtown Greenwood.From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. there is a town-wide yard and flea market sale,pony, train and fire truck rides for the children, moon bounce, face painting and nature exhibits by Abbott's Mill Nature Center.Throughout the day, enjoy music played by the Jumpin' Jukebox deejay; at 11 a.m listen to the voices of the First State Harmonettes; and at noon, enjoy the great sounds of the Milford Community Band.At 1 p.m. bring the family pet to the StrutYour Stuff Pet Fashion Show. Breakfast is available at Greenwood United Methodist Church, snacks, goodies and lunchfor sale. Vendor spaces are $10 or $15 day of event. For details call Frank at 443-614-3420.
Greenwood CHEER Dinner Club The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center, located at 41 Schulze Rd. in Greenwood, will host their Greenwood Dinner Club on Thursdays from 5-7 p.m., in September and October. It will be an evening of fellowship and a delicious dinner entrée, dessert and beverage. Card games from 6-9 p.m. Cost is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. For menus and more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.
Do-It-Yourself workshops The Greenwood Library will be offering a series of do-it-yourself home maintenance and repair workshops beginning Monday, Sept. 13. The 8-week series, taught by Wayne Carter of Seaford, will cover home maintenance and repair in three basic areas: plumbing, electrical and carpentry. The initial program at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 13 will be an introductory session covering basic tools and equipment needed for home repair and maintenance plus a rundown of the specific topics to be covered in the following seven weeks. All of the sessions will be held on Monday evenings and are free of charge. Space is limited and pre-registration is required, so call 349-5309 or come by the library to reserve your spot.
Book & video sale The book and video sale at the Bridgeville Library ends Sept. 11. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hardbacks are $1, paperbacks .25 and videos .50. The library is closed on Monday, Sept. 6. For more information, contact Karen Johnson at 337-7401, ext. 107.
Basket Bingo The Bridgeville Fire Company Auxiliary will host a Basket Bingo on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the Bridgeville Fire Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. with games starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. There will be door prizes between every game with the Grand Door Prize a library table with shelf. There will also be a 50/50 drawing, basket raffles and free refreshments during intermission. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 337-7429, 337-7867, 337-9511 or 337-7446.
Neighborhood Clean-Up Day Bridgeville has employed M-T Trash to do a special curbside pick up on Thursday, Sept. 30. Items need to be curbside by 6 a.m. 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' 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. Note that these items must be kept in a separate area from the rest of your trash. Paint must be dried out; take off lid or place kitty litter in the can to dry it out. Large limbs can be delivered to the Town's wastewater treatment plant, morning only. You will be directed to an area for the 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. Do not place any other trash in this container. If you have any questions, call Bonnie Walls at the Town Office at 337-7135.
Community-wide yard sale The Town of Bridgeville will hold a community-wide yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 18, starting at 7 a.m.
Delmar Council election scheduled Delmar municipal elections will take place on Monday, Oct. 4. The mayor (two-year term) and two Council seats (four-year terms) are up for election this year. The election will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at town hall. The deadline for candidates to file is Friday, Sept. 10, at 4:30 p.m. The deadline for voters to register and the deadline for absentee ballot applications is also Sept. 10 at 4:30 p.m. Candidates must be a resident of the United States and the state of Delaware and a resident of Delmar for at least one year before the election. Candidates must also be at least 18 years of age. Voters must be at least 18-years-old and must have resided in Delmar and the state for at least six months before the elections. Voters are also required to register at town hall. Call 846-2664 or 410-896-2777 for more information.
Beef 'n dumpling dinner A beef 'n dumpling dinner will be held at the Delmar VFW on Sunday, Sept. 12 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Cost is $12 and carry-outs are available. The dinner is sponsored by St. Stephen's UMC Relay for Life team. There will be silent auctions. For more information, call Peggy Moore at 846-3901.
Sandwich & yard sale The Delmar Church of God of Prophecy is holding a sandwich sale on Saturday, Sept. 4, 9 a.m. until. Oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, soft crabs, chicken salad and more. There will also be homemade ice cream and baked goods. Get your car washed and check out the yard sale. The church is located on Route 13 and Dorothy Road, 3 miles north of the MD/DE state line.
Delmar Heritage Day Festival The Delmar Revitalization Committee is planning this year's Heritage Day Festival for Saturday, Sept. 25, in the downtown business district. This year's event will include a car show, food and craft vendors, games for all ages, entertainment and fireworks. The car show registration begins at 9 a.m. on the day of the event. Fireworks will take place at dusk in the Mason Dixon Park complex. Food and craft vendors can register for a spot by contacting William Hardin at 410-896-2777 or 846-2664.
Herr's Factory, Shady Maple trip The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motor coach trip to Herr's Potato Chip Factory and Shady Maple Smorgasbord in Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, Oct. 5. Cost is $40 per person for members or $45 for non-members and includes transportation, tour and Smorgasbord dinner at Shady Maple Restaurant plus you will enjoy the fall foliage between Nottingham and East Earl, Pa. Deadline for payment is Sept. 16. The bus departs Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 8 a.m. and returns at 6 p.m. For more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.
Travel with Delaware Tech Witness the unforgettable and inspiring story of a woman named Celie in "The Color Purple" at the DuPont Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 18. Nominated for 11 Tony Awards, this play is a landmark theatrical event with a Grammy-nominated score featuring jazz, gospel and blues. Adults ages 50 and up can become Adult Plus+ members for $18 per year. Benefits of membership include unlimited use of the Stephen J. Betze Library located on campus; exclusive advanced registration and special discounts on trips, courses and events; and a free drink with purchase of a meal in the dining hall on campus. For more information contact Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ program at 856-5618.
WPS Fall Trip Enjoy a motorcoach trip to Hudson Valley, N.Y., on Oct. 20-22. The trip includes two nights lodging, two breakfasts, lunches at the Culinary Institute, one dinner, tour of the Culinary Institute, Hudson River Cruise, US. Military Academy tour, FDR Home & Library, Vanderbilt Mansion, Purple Heart Hall of Honor, baggage handling, all taxes and gratuities. Cost per person, double occupancy is $410. For information, contact Frances Horner at 629-4416.
Caribbean Trip Dr. Marie Wolfgang is sponsoring a winter getaway cruise to the Southern Caribbean as a fundraiser for Relay for Life, sailing from Port Liberty, New Jersey on Jan. 16, returning on Jan. 28. The itinerary includes Labadee, Samana, St. Thomas, Basseterre, St. Kitts, Antiqua and St. Maarten. Transportation to and from the dock is included. Call 629-4471 for brochure.
Miracle of Christmas trip The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motor coach trip to see the Miracle of Christmas at Sight & Sound Theater in Lancaster, Pa., on Tuesday, Dec. 7. The show portrays Mary and Joseph and the miraculous birth of Jesus.Cost is $90 per person for members or $100 for non-members and includes transportation, show ticket and smorgasbord dinner at Hershey Farm Restaurant. Deadline for payment of the trip is Oct. 26. The bus departs Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 10 a.m. and returns at 8 p.m. For more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.
Laurel Senior Center Trips The Laurel Senior Center is offering the following trip: Tennessee Sampler, Oct. 4-9, cost $739 per person, includes 5 nights hotel accommodations, 5 breakfasts, 3 dinners, 1 luncheon, cruise, 3 shows, Graceland & Dollyland. For more information, call 875-2536.
Trip to Louisville AARP #915 presents a trip to Louisville, Ky., on Oct. 24-29. Trip is six days and five nights and includes five breakfasts and five full dinners. Sights include the Derby Dinner Playhouse, Belle of Louisville Riverboat, Churchill Downs & Kentucky Derby Musesum, "My Old Kentucky Home" Place, Heaven's Hill Distillery, Louisville Slugger Museum and much, much more. Cost is $775 per person/double occupancy. Single occupancy is slightly higher. For information or reservations, call 410-754-8189 or 410-754-8588.
Seaford AARP trips Oct. 25-29 - See Tennessee in the fall. This is a special priced anniversary trip that includes four breakfasts, four dinners and two lunches. Includes two performances and three dinner shows, plus admission to Dollywood and the Titanic Museum. Enjoy an on-the-bus guided tour of the Smoky Mts. Tour guide and bus driver tip all included. Cost: $595 per person/doubles. Nov. 3 - A trip to Boiling Springs, Pa., to the Allenberry Theatre for a buffet luncheon and a Christmas Musical matinee, "Becoming Santa." Bus driver tip included. Cost: $78. Nov. 15-17 - A Victorian Christmas in the Amish countryside. Stay at the Berlin Hotel & Suites in Millersburg, Ohio. Visit the J.E. Reeves Victorian Home. A holiday feast dinner at the Carriage House. Visit the Mudd Valley Creamery, the Warther Carvings Museum, Hershberger's Bakery, Walnut Creek cheese & chocolates and the "Tis the Season Christmas Shop." Trip includes: 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, 2 full course dinners and bus driver tip. Cost: $339 per person/doubles; $389/single. Dec. 6-8 - Wheeling Island Casino Hotel, Wheeling, W.V. - Two meals per day including a dinner show. Bus driver tip included. Cost: $349 per person/doubles; $435/single. For more information on these trips, contact Rose at 629-7180.
USCG Auxiliary United States Coast Guard Auxiliary meets the second Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. For more information, contact Cindi Chaimowitz at 302-398-0309.
Cub Scout Laurel Pack 90 will hold their weekly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 13. Meetings are heldevery Monday night atCentenary United Methodist Church in Laurel. The Cub Scout programisdesigned forboys in the first through fourthgrades.
'Feline Rescue' session Homeless Cat Helpers will hold a question and answer session on "Feline Rescue Resources" at the Seaford Library on Monday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m.
Sussex County Marines Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday ofeach month at 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Post #6, "the log cabin," in Seaford. All former and retired Marines from all generationsare welcome.
Friends of the Library There will be a meeting of the Friends of Bridgeville Library at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 7, in the library meeting room. All members are requested to attend as important items will be discussed. The meeting is open to everyone.
USPS United States Power Squadron (USPS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.
SHS Alumni The SHS Alumni Association will resume their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 2, in the Seaford Museum. If any graduates, teachers or current students are interested in attending, call Donna Hastings Angell at 629-8077.
AARP Chapter 1084 AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 of Western Sussex County will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9, at the Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall in Seaford. Guest speaker this month is Kathy Weber from the American Cancer Society. Get more informed about your health and she may be able to help you with some of your questions. This chapter is open for membership to anyone age 50 and older. Call Gladys Bonowicz, chapter president, at 875-1519 for more information.
Sussex Bird Club "Kingfishers of the World" will be the topic at the Sussex Bird Club meeting on Sunday, Sept. 12, at 2:30 p.m, with refreshments and a social after. The meeting will be held at the Visitor's Center at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Milton. Jeffrey A. Gordon, a writer, photographer, tour leader and naturalist who lives in Lewes, will be the speaker. The club welcomes visitors and guests at all of its functions at no charge. For more information, visit www.sussexbirdclub.com.
Learn to square dance The Whirl-a-Ways, a square dance group from Georgtown, will be offering square dance lessons beginning Wednesday, Sept. 22, from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. The lessons will be held at the Milford Senior Center at 111 Park Avenue in Milford. The first two lessons are free; after that the cost is $5 a class. Class will be taught by Larry Kanniard. This activity offers, fun, fellowship and light exercise for all. Singles are welcome. For questions or to be added to the list, call Cindy at the Milford Senior Center at 422-3385 or Lucy at 424-4789.
CRHS 25th Reunion CRHS Class of 1985 will hold a 25th Reunion at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, at the FVFC Hall. Tickets are $25 per person. For more information, contact Debbie Feyl Brohawn at 410-754-8910, email@example.com or find us on Facebook at C.R.H.S. Class of 1985.
WiHi 40th reunion It's been 40 years since the Wicomico Senior High class of 1970 walked across the stage to receive diplomas and they plan to celebrate the weekend of Sept. 17-18. If you have not yet heard from a class member, call Ron Nelson at 410-430-9523 or email Ann Wilmer at firstname.lastname@example.org.