Bulletin Board
Thursday, September 29, 2011

Contest to benefit Purse family A talent contest with silent auction to benefit the Purse Family will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m., at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall in Seaford. Tickets are $10. There will be cash prizes. For more information contact Dr. Anthony Policastro at 629-4776.

Spaghetti dinner An all you can eat spaghetti dinner including spaghetti, meatballs, salad, beverage, rolls and dessert will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 4 to 6 p.m., at Bethel Community House, 2381 Neals School Rd., west of Seaford. Carryouts available. Call Lucy Slacum, 629-7117, for tickets.

Seaford Nazarene yard sale On Saturday, Oct. 1, Seaford Nazarene will host a yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon. Breakfast, lunch and baked goods will be available for eat-in or take-out. The church is located on Rt. 13 south, next to the Guide. For more information, call 236-7702 or 337-7162.

Safe Boating Class The United States Power Squadron will conduct a Safe Boating Course at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15. The fee is $20 per person or $30 for up to three in the same family. Pre-registration is on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. Minimum age to take this class is 12. You may also register from 8:30 to 9 a.m. on the day of the class. For more information, contact CM Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

Homecoming at SHS Student Government at Seaford High School will present its annual Homecoming on Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22. The annual parade will be Friday night, followed by the football game against Woodbridge. Homecoming king and queen will be announced at halftime as well as the float competition winners. The dance for students will be on Saturday night. Participants and convertibles are still needed. For more information, call Lynne Banning or Dara Laws at 629-4587.

German Oktoberfest Oct. 7-8 St. Johns German Oktoberfest opens on Friday, Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. and continues on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m., at St. Johns Church located on the corner of Seabury Avenue and School Place in Milford. Festivities will kick off on Friday evening with The Funsters, a fun-loving, 10-piece band. The international food court will serve the traditional German entrees, along with Italian, Hispanic, Polish and Filipino dishes. Homemade crab cakes, hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, italian ice, pretzels and homemade baked desserts are also on the menu. Homemade ice cream is back by popular demand. On Saturday festivities include arts and crafts, a white elephant, helicopter rides, over 100 homemade desserts and entertainment. The inflatables are back and include a slide, moon walk and obstacle course. Also a petting zoo and pony rides will be open for children to enjoy. On Saturday afternoon Immergrÿn Musikanten will perform as well as Spanish dancers and the McAleer School of Irish Dancers. At 4:30 p.m. Elvis performs, followed by the Honey Combs at 6 p.m. For more information, call 422-5123, ext. 13.

Historical Society fundraisers On Thursday, Oct. 6, the Seaford Texas Roadhouse near Lowes will honor coupons distributed by the Seaford Historical Society. These coupons authorize the Texas Roadhouse to pay SHS 10% from the sale of dinners between 4 and 10 p.m. on that date. This money helps with maintenance costs at the Ross Mansion and the Seaford Museum. The day of the week on which IHOP restaurant will honor coupons to help the Seaford Historical Society has been changed to the third Tuesday of each month. Coupons may be obtained from any SHS member or from the SHS office, 203 High Street, 629-9828. They are also available online at www.seafordhistoricalsociety.com. On November 15 anyone with a ticket labeled, Wheatons Shopping Party may shop from 6 to 8 p.m. and get 20% off all purchases. The store will be open that night to ticket holders only. In addition to the discount, there will be door prizes and refreshments. Tickets may be purchased for $5 each from any SHS member or from the SHS office at 203 High Street, 628-9828.

Wheatons Shopping Party On October 18, the Nanticoke River Yacht Club will be hosting a shopping party at Wheatons store on Stein Hwy. (Rt. 20). Anyone with a ticket may go into Wheatons from 6 to 8 p.m. and get a 20% discount. There will be refreshments and door prizes. Tickets may be purchased for $5 each from Pat Hamstead and members of the NRYC. For more information, call Pat at 629-2087.

The Jones Boys Benefit Concert The Jones Boys will play a benefit concert at the NanticokeSenior Center on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. Thegroup hasbeen entertaining audiences around Delmarva since 1992, and they will perform country, gospel, 50s rock and bluegrass, as well some original songs. A silent auctionwill be held. Tickets are available at the Senior Center for $10 each. All proceeds benefit the center.

SHS raffles patriotic throw The Seaford Historical Society is raffling a small hand-crocheted American flag quilt. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. They are available from SHS members or the office at 203 High Street, 628-9828. The drawing will take place at the SHS Annual Meeting on Jan. 16, 2012. For more information call 628-9828.

Seaford Night Out The Seaford Police Department, along with Delaware State Police Troop #5 and Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club, will host the 20th Annual Seaford Community Night Out Against Crime and Drugs on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 5 to 8 p.m. on the Police Department and Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club properties in the 300 block of Virginia Avenue, Seaford. If your organization is able to participate, contact Lieutenant Bohn or Captain Flood at 629-9341.

Bike Night at Grottos Bike Night is every Wednesday at Grottos Grand Slam in Seaford, from 5 to 8 p.m. Twenty percent of your tab will be donated by Grottos to Operation We Care.

Stay & Play Come have fun playing and learning with your child with a variety of toys and activities at Parents As Teachers, Seaford Stay & Play. Open tofamilies with children birth through 60 months (prior to kindergartenentry)Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to noon, West Seaford Elementary. Families must pre-register. For more information contact Trisha Emmett at 682-4379.

Monthly community yard sale The Seaford Enhancement Team (S.E.T.) invites the community to participate in a monthly yard sale the last Saturday of each month through October, behind the City of Seaford City Hall.Set-up is at 7 a.m., sale is from 8 a.m. to noon. Space rental is $10 (10x10 space), table rentals $5 each. Quantities are limited, reservations are encouraged. Space reservation is available both in advance and on the days of the events. Call Joe Owens at 628-8656 for more information.


James Family Association The James Family Association will host a yard sale Saturday, Oct. 1 (rain date Oct. 8). The location is in the Tyndalls Casual Furniture parking lot. There will be BBQ chicken, homemade ice cream, baked goods and household items for sale.

School Supply Campaign A school supply program is being coordinated by Christ Evangelistic Church to help children in Laurel (CEC is the coordinating church for all the churches in the Laurel area). Churches are asked to continue collecting school supplies. This will continue through the first weekend of November. Anyone wishing to make a donation may write on the check for school supplies. Contact Mary Ann Tice at 875-2915 or Ruth Rhoades at 629-0789.

Sussex County Cousins meet The Laurel Public Library and the Sussex County Genealogy Society have formed a roundtable-type interest group to address these connections between Sussex County families. The group, Sussex County Cousins, meets annually in a family reunion format to share their genealogical research, compare notes and help each other unravel the puzzles of our ancestors and how they are related. The next meeting of Sussex County Cousins will be held at the Laurel Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Carpenter Community Room from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The morning session of sharing and networking will be followed with an afternoon presentation featuring Russ McCabe, former director of the Delaware Public Archives. McCabe, who will speak on how location affects genealogy research, is well known throughout the state for his understanding of Delaware history. For more information, visit www.laurel.lib.de.us or email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us.

LHS presents Scenes from 1941 On Friday, Sept. 30, the Laurel Historical Society will present a Dinner and Movie featuring videos about life in Laurel in 1941 at St. Philips Episcopal Church. 16mm movies taken in 1941 were converted to DVD by the LHS and are being shared with the community of Laurel. The films include the Harvest Parade and almost 30 local businesses. Kendal Jones will narrate and identify many of the faces and businesses shown in the videos. The dinner and showing will be open to the public for $25 per person. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., dinner is at 6 p.m. and the video showing is from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Cook House, 502 E. 4th St., on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. You may also obtain tickets at the Bank of Delmarva or make a reservation by calling Doug Breen at 875-0110. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

LHS 30 year reunion TheLaurel High Class of 1981 will hold a 30 year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Suicide Bridge Restaurant. For more information, contactGinger Burns Springer at410-726-6467 or Jill Windsor Rice at302-745-2028.

Odd Fellows Cemetery House Dont let the agonizing screams deter you from entering the disturbing dungeons and maddening mazes of this seasons Cemetery House in Laurel. Sponsored by The Odd Fellows Charity Lodge #27, the Cemetery House is open Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, and is located on the west side of town at Sharptown and Hastings roads, next to the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Parking is only available next to the Laurel Firehouse on 10th Street. Ride on the free farm wagon to start your journey. Then stroll through 10-foot high grassy fields with spooky characters around every bend, as you wind your way to the haunted Cemetery House. The century-old home will thrill those brave enough to enter with a half hour tour accompanied by spirits and phantoms in every room. Tickets are sold from 7 to 11 p.m. Admission is $8 and children under 6 are free. Receive $1 off admission with a non-perishable food item donation. Limit one discount per person. Proceeds benefit the Boy Scouts of America and other charities.

Burton LeCates Family Reunion The Daniel Burton LeCates Family Reunion will be held at Kings Church on Gordy Road in Laurel on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. Family members can call 302-245-6851 or email Mrblue055@gmail.com for more information.

Festival at Christ the Cornerstone A festival will be held at Christ the Cornerstone Community Church in Laurel on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 7 a.m. til. Meet McGruff, Laurels crime preventer, from 10 to 11 a.m. There will be crafts, jewelry, games, food (Scrapple and oyster sandwiches) and a yard sale. Classic vehicles will be on display.

Alumni Football Dinner The annual Laurel Alumni Football dinner will be held Friday, Oct. 7, at the Laurel Georgia House. Buffet starts at 4:30 p.m. Cost of the buffet is $25. For reservations, call Craig Littleton at 875-7445 or 462-7450. The dinner is a gathering of former football players or anyone who was associated with Laurel football while attending school. The evening is entertaining with memories of the past seasons and bragging rights of those who had winning seasons.

Laurel Lioness yard sale The Laurel Lioness will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 8, in The Insurance Market Parking Lot, from 7 a.m. until noon. The rain date will be Oct. 15. Lots of wonderful treasures will be available. All proceeds (100%) will be donated back to our community for those in need.

Vera Bradley Bingo The Laurel Lioness will be holding a Vera Bradley Bingo on Tuesday, Oct 18 at the Laurel High School Gym. Doors open at 6 p.m., bingo starts at 7 p.m. There will be door prizes, desserts and snacks. Hot dogs and drinks will be sold. Tickets, $20, may be purchased at the door or call 875-5597 for advance tickets. Proceeds will be used for community needs projects.

LHS Basket Bingo A Basket Bingo fundraiser will be held at St. Philips Episcopal Church on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the Bingo games run from 7 to 9 p.m. Food will be available along with free soft drinks and desserts. There will also be door prizes. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 875-7665.

Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time continues at the Laurel Public Library every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Children and their caregivers are invited to explore books, music, games and crafts. For more information, call 875-3184.


Fire Dept. celebrates anniversary The Delmar Fire Department will celebrate its 90th anniversary with festivities on Sunday, Oct. 9, starting at 9 a.m. Schedule of events - Little Miss registration, 9-9:30 a.m.; Delmar High School chorus, 9:30 a.m.; Little Miss pageant, 10 a.m.; Big Miss registration, 10-10:30 a.m.; Big Miss pageant, 11 a.m.; lunch; parade line up, 1 p.m.; parade, 2 p.m.; awards immediately following parade; band, Sneak Preview will perform.

Beef and dumplings dinner An all-you-can-eat beef and dumplings dinner will be held on Sunday, Oct. 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Delmar VFW. Tickets are $12 each with proceeds benefitting the Steamers soccer team of Delmar. Call David Shores at 410-422-4983 or Tom Jewell at 846-2525 for tickets.

ESBF Annual Banquet Seven new members will be inducted into the Eastern Shore Baseball Foundation (ESBF) Hall of Fame during the organizations annual banquet on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Delmar VFW. Cost to attend is $20 per person. The following individuals will be inducted: Tom Adams (deceased), Al Deluca (deceased), Jerry Borga, Claude Hall, Danny Miller, Wayne Mitchell and Tom Brown. After a social hour at 5 p.m., attendees will be treated to a dinner and presentation by University of Maryland - Eastern Shore Baseball Coach Will Gardner. For tickets, call Kenny Green (410-742-6096), Jeff Fields (410-341-7387) or Tommy Young (875-3917).

Delmar events Fire hydrant flushing - The Delmar Public Works department will conduct fire hydrant flushing on Friday, Oct. 21 at 9 p.m. Low water pressure and/or discoloration may occur. Residents should store water in advance for this period. Delmar Christmas parade - The Delmar Christmas parade is Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. The rain date for the event, which is sponsored by the Greater Delmar Chamber of Commerce, is Dec. 17. Sportsmans Giveaway - The Fifth Annual Sportmans Giveaway is Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Delmar Fire Department. Drawings begin at 1 p.m. and will take place every 10 minutes until 7 p.m. You do not have to be present to win. Tickets can be purchased using Paypal or from any member of the Delmar Fire Department. Call the department at 846-2530 for more information. Fire Prevention Parade - The Delmarva Volunteer Firemans Association will hold a fire prevention parade in Delmar at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9. There will be participants from Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. The parade will start on Pennsylvania Avenue at the Little League field and will continue onto Bi-State Blvd., Lincoln Ave., and then down Grove Street to Delmar High School.


Wellness Wednesday Every third Wednesday of the month, from 2 to 4 p.m., Consumer Health Librarian for Sussex County, Linda Leonard, will be available at the Greenwood Library to help patrons locate current information and resources about health-related topics. For details contact Robin Miller at 349-5309.

Chicken BBQ opens The Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company chicken BBQ is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 3.

The dinner includes half a chicken or leg quarters, roll, bag of chips and pickles, all for $7.

Warming Tree Project The Ladies Auxiliary of the Greenwood Memorial Post 7478 (LAVFW) is conducting their annual Warming Tree Project for elementary age children for Make A Difference Day on Sunday, Oct. 23. Newgloves, scarves, ear muffs, hats, sweatshirts, sweaters, coats, socks and underwear are needed. Contact Senior Vice President Michaele Russell at 349-4220 for information on the drop-off of donations.

Candy drive for troops The public is invited to help the troops overseas have a happy Halloween this year with a candy drive.The sisters of the Ladies Auxiliary from Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 are collecting prewrapped hard candy to send to the troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. No chocolate or candy that melts easily can be sent. Hard candy, Skittles, Tootsie Roll Pops, Lifesavers and other prewrapped candy of that nature is appreciated. Contact Michaele Russell at 349-4220 to make arrangements for donations to be delivered for the troops. Candy needs to be received by the LAVFW by Oct. 21.

Wonderful World of Dogs In observance of Octobers National Adopt a Dog Month, the Greenwood Library will host a program for all ages, the Wonderful World of Dogs on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the pavilion behind the library. Members of the Mispillion Kennel Club will present a demonstration of the various dog sports, an overview of the CGC (Canine Good Citizen) training course, and a mini meet the breeds session spotlighting various breeds of dogs. In addition, there will be a discussion of safety around dogs, including a hands-on how to meet a dog session for the children, and young volunteers will also be able to work with a dog in demonstrating obedience commands. As a treat, the audience will be treated to a performance by special trick dog Ky. In case of rain, the event will move to the Greenwood VFW. For more information, contact Robin Miller at 349-5309.

GHS Alumni fundraiser The Greenwood High School Alumni Association will hold a scholarship fundraiser covered dish dinner and auction on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m., at the Greenwood Fire Hall on Route 13. Tickets are $3. Everyone brings a covered dish and an item for the auction. Ham, macaroni and cheese, bread and beverages are provided. Advance tickets can be purchased by calling 398-8663. Donated items are welcome for the auction.

CHEER lunch and tour The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center, 41 Schulze Road, Greenwood, is accepting new members. Anyone over the age of 50 who schedules a tour of the center will enjoy a complimentary lunch. Come and learn about all the great activities and trips at the center. Reservations are required. To schedule a tour, call the Site Manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.

Essay contest brochures Brochures for the 2011 Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen contests are now available by the Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post of 7478 located at 2 Governors Ave., in Greenwood. This years theme for the Voice of Democracy contest is, Is There Pride in Serving in Our Military? The theme for the Patriots Pen contest is, Are You Proud of Your Country? The Voice of Democracy contest is open to students in grades 9 through 12 while Patriots Pen is open to students in the 6 through 8th grades. The contests deadline is Nov. 1. Prizes for winners include U.S. savings bonds for scholarships at the national level, and various cash prizes at local and state levels.


Bridgeville Library events All programming provided by the library is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Karen Johnson at 337-7401, ext. 107. Lap Sit - Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years. Story time - Tuesdays at 11 a.m. for 2 to 4-year-olds and Thursdays at 11 a.m. for ages 4 to 6. Family Nights - Third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. October: Pumpkin Perfection - Join us for pumpkin decorating, refreshments and fun. Recent Reads at your Library - Join us for a group discussion of your favorite recent read. Participants are encouraged to attend and share their latest literary favorite. A light luncheon will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Saturday, Oct. 22 - autumn bounty theme.

Apple Scrapple Festival The 20th Annual Bridgeville Apple Scrapple Festival will be held on Oct. 14 & 15 in downtown Bridgeville. There will be live entertainment hourly, a Scrapple carving contest, craft shows, health fair, carnival, kids games, huge town & country car show, farmers market, health and safety fair, pony rides and a trade show. There will be more food than you can imagine - apple dumplings, apple pies, apple fritters, oyster sandwiches, pig roast, wings and fries, boardwalk fries with cheese, hot dogs, pit beef sandwiches, barbeque chicken, blooming onions, Italian sausages, crab cakes, soft shell crabs, cheeseburgers, hand-dipped ice cream, kettle corn, barbeque pork, candies, cakes and drinks. Live entertainment begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday. There will be a street dance on Friday with the Twenty One Horses And and Saturday night featuring The Fabulous Greaseband. There will be a sand art display again this year. For more information, visit www.applescrapple.com.

Bridgeville Clean-Up Day Bridgeville will conduct a Community-Wide Clean-Up Day on Saturday, Oct. 1. All items must be curbside by 6 a.m., as Waste Management trucks will only go down each street one time. Allowable items for pick-up include: furniture, household trash, stoves, scrap metal, etc. Yard waste must be kept separate with limbs bundled in 4 ft. lengths; all other yard waste must be bagged. Refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners will only be picked up if the freon has been removed. Dried paint, stain, etc. must be kept in a separate area from the rest of the trash. Items that will not be picked up include tires, batteries, oil, construction materials, dirt, rocks, bricks, etc. Questions may be directed to Town Manager Merritt Burke at 337-7135.

Golf Tournament The fifth Annual Bridgeville Charity Open Golf Tournament is quickly approaching. The event is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 14, at the Heritage Shores Golf Club in Bridgeville. Tom Carey, tournament chairman, suggests that those interested in playing in the tournament need to act now to ensure participation. Forms can also be obtained by visiting the towns website at www.townofbridgeville.net (News and Notices section) or by stopping by the Heritage Shores Pro Shop. The proceeds from the event will be used to support the worthwhile efforts of three local organizations the Bridgeville Kiwanis Foundation, the Bridgeville Lions Club and the Bridgeville Senior Center. The format for the tournament is a four-person scramble with prizes awarded to the top two foursomes in each flight, based on handicaps. Golfers will also have an opportunity to compete for prizes in other on-course games and contests. A souvenir gift package, which includes a golf shirt, will be provided to all participants and the event will feature a continental breakfast and a buffet lunch in the Club House at Heritage Shores. The tournament registration fee is $150 per player. Registration must be completed by October 5. Interested sponsors and foursomes may contact Peggy Smith at the town office, 337-7135, to learn more about how to help this worthwhile cause.


Senior Center trips The Laurel Senior Center is offering the following trips: Oct. 1-8 - Florida - Disney World & Holy Land Dec. 15 - Radio City Music Hall Christmas Show For more information, call 875-2536.

Winter Caribbean Cruise Dr. Marie Wolfgang is again sponsoring a 12 night Winter Getaway Cruise to the southern Caribbean as a fundraiser for Relay for Life, sailing from Cape Liberty, N.J. on Feb. 10. The itinerary includes St. Thomas, St. Kitts, St. Johns (Antigua), St. Lucia and St. Maarten (Philipsburg). Transportation to and from the dock is available. For a brochure, call or visit Dr. Wolfgangs office at One Cedar Avenue in Seaford or call Carolyn Griffith at 629-4471. Space is limited.

Trip to see Jonah St. Johns U.M.C., Seaford, is scheduling a bus trip for April 19, 2012, to Sight and Sound Theatre in Strasburg, Pa., to see Jonah. Departure is at 8:30 a.m. sharp for a 1 p.m. show. The $68 cost covers the show, bus and the drivers tip. A self-pay dinner at Cracker Barrel follows the show. Seats are being reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis with full payment. Call Ruth Rhoades at 629-0789 for more information and to reserve your seats. There are only 24 seats left.

Trip to Wallops Island The Seaford Historical Society will sponsor a trip to the NASA Space Flight Center at Wallops Island, Virginia on Monday Oct. 17. The cost is $55 per person which includes all tour fees, lunch and motor coach transportation. Youll be taken out to the Test Range Control Center and possibly see a small rocket launch. The tour includes a special presentation and film. NASA requires all persons touring this facility to bring a photo ID. There will be a lunch stop at the Upper Deck Restaurant south of Pocomoke City, Md. The final stop will be the Discovery Center in Pocomoke, City. The bus will leave the Sears parking lot (Seaford Village Shopping Center) at 8 a.m. and return at approximately 5 p.m. Please make reservations by calling the SHS office, 628-9828, by October 9.

Dickens Christmas trip AARP 915 is sponsoring a trip to Cambridge, Ohio on Nov. 11-13, for a Dickens Christmas. The trip is all inclusive. For more information, call D. Matthews at 410-754-8189.

Delmar Alumni trips The Delmar Alumni Association will be offering two trips, via Holloway Transit, for members, associates and friends. Saturday, Nov. 12, The Miracle of Christmas at the Millennium Theatres Sight and Sound, a 300 foot wrap around stage. The cost is $141 per person. Thursday, Dec. 15, Its Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster, Penn., $110 per person. For more information, contact Dot Wolfgang, Delmar Alumni activities chairperson, at 846-2366.

AARP offers trips Seaford AARP Chapter #1084 is offering the following trips which are open to the public. For more information, contact Rose at 629-7180. Nov. 6-8 - Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut - Breakfast and dinner vouchers included. Stay at the Great Cedar Hotel and a trip to the Mohegan Sun. Visit the quaint Olde Mystic Village, which is close by, where you can visit the aquarium or the Mystic Seaport Museum on your own as it is within walking distance. Cost: $277 per person/doubles. Dec. 5-7 - Christmas at the Beach in Virginia Beach, Va. Oceanfront lodging, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners. After dinner take a tour thru the Norfolk Botanical Gardens to view the Garden of Lights and then a bus tour along the boardwalk to enjoy the Holiday Lights at the Beach - over a 25 block area. Also visit the Virginia Air and Space Center, a Christmas show in the Imax Movie Theater, the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News and a performance of Star of Wonder: The Mystery of the Christmas Star. Enjoy a holiday meal and entertainment at the historic Boxwood Inn before taking a drive through the park to see the Celebration in Lights at Newport News. On the way home, stop at Williamsburg for a 2 hour guided tour in Colonial Williamsburg and some shopping. Cost: $310 per person/doubles.

North Carolina trip Methodist Manor House is offering the community a trip to Asheville, N.C.and the Biltmore Estates on Oct. 17-20. The trip, which is 4 days, 3 nights for $409 per person, includes 3 deluxe continental breakfast, 3 dinners including dinner at Harrahs Cherokee Casino, the Biltmore Estate, Gardens, & Winery Tour, Grove Arcade, Folk Art Center, Museum of the Cherokee Indian and much more. For more information, call Debbie Reeves at 628-5631, ext. 5631.


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.

Cub Scouts Boys in grades 1 through 5 - join Cub Scouts Packs 182, 249, 381. An information meeting will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Seaford Parks and Rec, 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford. For more information, contact Micah Melton at 531-5222 or email mmelton@dmvc.org.

Sea Purls The Sea Purls Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown. For details, call Diane at 228-0235.

Coast Guard Auxiliary The US Coast Guard Auxiliarymeets the 2nd Thursday of every month at the Nanticoke River Yacht Clubon North Market Street in Bladesat 7 p.m. New members are welcome.

H.A.P.P.E.N. The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., HearnsPond Association for its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization, met on Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Seaford Museum. Topics of discussion were the effects of Hurricane Irene on the Hearns Pond Dam, the upcoming neighborhood yard sale and volunteer projects the group will take in the upcoming year. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m., at the Seaford Museum. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.

Sussex County Marines Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at the VFW Virgil Wilson Post 4961, Middleford Road, Seaford.


Country breakfast buffet A country breakfast buffet will be held every fourth Sunday each month through June, from 7 to 10 a.m. at Galestown Community House. Adults, $7; ages 6 to 12, $4; under age 6, no charge. The buffet includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, biscuits, toast, fruit cup and sticky buns. The community house is located on School House Road in Galestown, Md.

Blue Hen VFW holds auction The public is invited to attend a live and silent auction at Blue Hen VFW Post 6483 on Haven Lake in Milford, on Friday, Sept. 30.Preview starts at 6 p.m. for the auction. Silent auction bidding is from 7 to 8 p.m. Winning bidders must be present and pay for items when announced at 8:30 p.m. Live auction - 7 to 9 p.m. Hot dogs and hamburgers and beverages can be purchased during the auction. The event is sponsored by the Ways and Means Committee of the Dept. of DE Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW and proceeds will benefit the programs of the organization. Items to be auctioned include diamond earrings, tickets for 4 for VIP seating and parking for the Dr. Phil Show, items from the Baltimore Ravens, a WWII Coastal Tower Lamp from John Dickson, items from Trace Adkins, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, Gov. Jack Markell, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, Pres. Jimmy Carter and much more.. 5:30 p.m. - Last minute voting for Goat Kissing Contest. Contestants are Dept. Commander John Morrow, Past Dept. Commander Mark Newman, Dept. President JoAnn Smith, and Dept. Sr. Vice President Michaele Russell. Whoever has the most money in their cups at 6 p.m., kisses Mary, the pygmy goat. 7 p.m. - Liberty Pageant and Liberty dance with Miss Liberty and Mrs. Liberty; an evening of dance band era music provided by The Smooth Sound Dance Band A $10 minimum donation to attend the Pageant and Ball is required. Proceeds will benefit the programs of the Dept. of DE Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW and it is sponsored by the Ways and Means Committee. Contact Michaele Russell at 349-4220 for more information.

Tribute to Wounded Warriors The VFW of Delaware is having a Tribute to Wounded Warriors event Sunday, Oct. 2, at Dover International Speedway for the AAA 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race. Your ticket purchase of $139 per person allows 30 Wounded Warriors to attend this event free. Ticket purchase includes: reserved Sprint Cup Series Race ticket, exclusive VFW Hospitality tent, buffet lunch, beer and soft drinks and a track side tour before the race. Hospitality event is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For tickets, call 302-883-6545 or email rschrenker@dovermotorsports.com.