Bulletin Board
Thursday, August 23, 2012
 
SEAFORD EVENTS:

Western Sussex Farmers' Market The Western Sussex Farmers' Market located in the parking lot of the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club in Seaford is open Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon through Sept. 1. Aug. 25 - On Ag Day, the market will honor our farmers and agriculture with displays of farm equipment and tools, exotic chickens and a blacksmithing demonstration by Mark Williams. Dave Kenton and the "Out of Order Band" will provide bluegrass music to add to the atmosphere. Sept. 1 - Closing Day - exhibitors, performer.

Farmers' Market celebrates Ag Day On Saturday, Aug. 25, the Western Sussex Farmers' Market honors our farmers and agriculture by celebrating Ag Day. The market will be open from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford. Mark Williams from Snow Hill, Md. will demonstrate the art of blacksmithing. Chef George Turner will prepare and serve samples of veggie salads. Seaford artist Gabriel Jules will do a plein air painting during the market. The "Out of Order Band" returns to the market to perform bluegrass music from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be free recipes available plus a coloring book for kids about agriculture in the Market Info Booth. As always, a great variety of locally grown, fresh produce, eggs, honey, mushrooms, baked goods, jams, jellies and cut flowers will be available for purchase. The market accepts SNAP benefits, thereby offering the opportunity to purchase fresh, healthy produce to the entire community. The last day of the market season is Saturday, Sept. 1. Charlie Papparella and the Mount Olivet Church String Band will return to "sing us out" for our fall/winter vacation. They have delighted customers and vendors alike with their "made up on the spot" songs and just plain fun antics. For more information, call 629-5659 or email lindaawesternsussexfarmmrkt@gmail.com.

Special fellowship time All military persons are invited to Grace Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on Saturday, Sept. 15 and each Saturday thereafter for coffee, snacks and discussion. Stop by any time from 10 a.m. to noon. Listen to stories or tell one of your own. This invitation is a way for us to thank you for serving and helping protect our country. The church is located at 805 Atlanta Rd., Seaford. Park in the parking lot and come to the back side door. Any questions, call 629-8434 or 443-889-7078.

Seaford Library and Job Center All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will be closed Monday, Sept. 3 for Memorial Day. We will reopen for our regular business hours on Tuesday, Sept. 4.
  • "Baby Bookworms" returns Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 10:30 a.m. This program introduces infants through 36 months old to the world of nursery rhymes and books.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have its Critical Reading Book Discussion on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Pre-K and Kindergarten "Story Time" is back at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center starting Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 10:30 a.m. This is story time with crafts and songs.
  • The "Creative Art Club" at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have its first meeting on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 4 p.m. This program is for students in 3rd through 6th grade. A local art teacher will teach young artists various art forms through fun and creativity.
Job Center For more information, visit www.lib.de.us/jobcenter or call the Seaford Job Center at 222-3618.
  • Job Center at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center is offering "Are you Really Cut Out to be an Entrepreneur?" on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 10 p.m.
  • Job Center is offering "The DE Economic Development Office Can Help Your Business" on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 11 a.m.
  • Job Center is offering "The Foundations of Investing" on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 10:30 a.m. This course provides an overview of investing and the terminology used.
  • Job Center is offering "How to start a Business in Delaware with Limited or No Funding" on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m.
  • Job Center is offering "How to apply for a Job if you have a Criminal Or Challenged Background" on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 10 a.m.
  • Job Center is offering "What you Want and Need to Know About Your Money" on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 11 a.m.
  • The Sussex County Jobs Club will meet at the Job Center every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.
  • Job Center is having "Open Lab" on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 1 p.m.
  • Job Center is offering "English as a Second Language." To register, attend the new student orientation on Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 5 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. at Sussex Tech, Room 830, 17099 County Seat Hwy., Georgetown. You must attend one of the orientations in order to register.
  • Job Center is having an "Internet Job Search" program on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. This program will provide an overview of how to use local and national websites focusing on job search. Pre-registration is required.


Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast Applebee's will hold a Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast to support the Ruth Shrieves Memorial Fund on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Applebee's in Seaford. Cost is $7 per person and $4.50 for kids 9 and under. For more information, contact Ruth Ann Dodd at 236-6858 or 628-9856, Cathy Lee at 664-1347 or 604-9557, Roxanne Walls at 519-4715 or Tammy Wheatley or 725-7012.

St. John's House Tour The 40th annual St. John's House Tour will be held from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4. This year there are seven homes and St. Mary's Church in Bridgeville will be open that day. Tickets, which are $10, can be purchased at the church office on Monday, Oct. 1 through Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets will be sold the day of the tour in Fellowship Hall beginning at 9 a.m. Each site will also have tickets for sale. There will be a boutique and silent auction in Fellowship Hall. A chicken salad luncheon will be served in the hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $8. For more information, call Teresa Wilson at 629-6417.

Gallery 107 offers classes Canvas & Coffee - ongoing adult classes each Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. with Nancy LaPrad and Tammy Kearney. This unstructured class gives the opportunity to work on an existing painting and/or to obtain instruction in beginning one. Cost is $5 and registration is not required. For more information, call Tammy at 629-2829 or Nancy at 629-4356. John Schisler presents painting in the classical realism style. Students will learn the techniques of the Dutch Masters in this ongoing class on Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $55 for members and $65 for non-members. Call John at 448-0212 for information. The following classes are being offered at Gallery 107 in Seaford with award winning artist Rudelle Fay Hall. The following classes by Rudelle can be started on any Thursday. Children's Basic Drawing Class - students will have step by step drawing lessons with instruction on perspective and composition. They will use a variety of mediums and encouraged to be creative. Famous artists and their techniques will be presented. Classes are held each Thursday for 4 weeks. Cost is $40, pre-registration and payment are required. All supplies included. Age 6-8 class is 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; age 9-11 is 3:30 to 4:30. Animation art cel painting - students will learn how to copy and create their own original art cels, with instruction on matting and framing to look like professional animation cels. All supplies furnished except for mat and frame. Classes are Thursdays from 2 to 3 p.m. for 4 weeks. Cost is $50 for non-members and $40 for members. Photoshop basics - learn the tools, how to draw, paint, find colors, make corrections, and more. Personal laptop optional; if brought, must be fully charged. Classes are Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. for 4 weeks. Cost is $40 for non-members and $32 for members. Photoshop Creativity Art Class - students will get instruction on various techniques to turn photos into art. Learn secrets to successful digital artwork. Personal laptop is optional; if brought must be fully charged. Classes are Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for 4 weeks. Cost is $48 for non-members and $40 for members. Hall is a multi-award winning artist whose work has been shown in southern California, New York City, Maryland and Delaware. For more information on classes, call 604-7961 or Gallery 107 at 628-2787.

Stay & Play Parents As Teachers, Seaford Stay & Play is open to families with children birth through 60 months (prior to kindergarten entry) Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to noon, West Seaford Elementary. Families must pre-register. For details, contact Brenda Villa at 236-9870

Wednesday Night Bingo Wednesday Night Bingo is held weekly at the Seaford Elks Lodge, on Elks Lodge Road, Seaford. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 7. Food is available. Must be 18-years-old to play. Plenty of fun. For more information, call 629-2458.

Summer cruise-ins Harley-Davidson of Seaford's summer cruise-ins are set for the last Friday of August at the dealership and are sponsored by Nationwide Insurance, Fast Lane Biker Magazine, The Beach and BIG radio stations as well as WMDT TV-47 and CW3. The final event will be Aug. 31, a full moon, and features the band Cherry Budd. For more information, visit www.hdofseaford.com, find Harley-Davidson of Seaford on Facebook or call 629-6161.

LAUREL EVENTS:

Chicken and Ribs BBQ The Laurel Ruritan Club will have a Chicken and Ribs BBQ on Saturday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at O'Neal's Antiques, Rt. 13 Laurel. Cost is $7 per dinner. Proceeds benefit local charities.

Award winning film showing The right to vote for today's woman was a hard fought battle that occurred across this nation just over 100 years ago. To celebrate this victory, the Laurel Public Library in partnership with the Sussex County League of Women Voters will present a free showing of the award winning film, Iron Jawed Angels, at the library on Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 4 to 6 p.m., in the Carpenter Community Room. Nominated for five Emmys and awarded a golden globe in 2005, Iron Jawed Women is appropriate for ages 14 and up. The movie tells the true story of how the defiant and brilliant young activists, Alice Paul and Lucy Burns took the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote. Of special note for local history fans is the fact that Delaware native, Mabel Vernon played a significant role in this effort. Vernon joined close friend Alice Paul to form the Congressional Union for Women Suffrage. Her involvement led to imprisonment and enduring hunger strikes. A discussion of the film will follow the showing. For more information, visit www.laurel.lib.de.us, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184.

Historical sites open for summer The Laurel Historical Society announces that the Cook House, 502 E. Fourth St., is now open for visits every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. The Cook House serves as the society headquarters and houses their extensive collection of historical artifacts. This year, the house has undergone a complete re-do of their exhibits and includes displays about the early farming and business communities, as well as the riches of the Victorian period. The newly opened Laurel Heritage Museum located in the former Laurel Train Station at 215 Mechanic St., is also open for visits on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. During the week, the museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. when Laurel Chamber of Commerce staff is available. At this time there is no entrance fee but donations of any size are greatly appreciated. Anyone interested in serving as a greeter at either site is encouraged to call 875-9427 or 875-2820. You do not have to be a society member in order to be a host at the museum. Increased community involvement will ensure the success of the Laurel Heritage Museum, a wonderful new addition to our community.

Request for newsletter articles The Laurel Alumni Association Annual Newsletter for the membership year from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012, will be published in September. Forward all articles, including class reunion write ups and pictures and any other articles of interest to Doug Marvil, 9277 Sharptown Rd., Laurel, DE 19956. You may also call Doug at 875-9427 or email him at demarvil@verizon.net.

Preschool Story Time Come join Miss Cindy every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Laurel Public Library. Children and their caregivers will enjoy exploring books, music, games and crafts. For details, call 875-3184.

LHS Class of '98 reunion The Laurel High School Class of 1998 will hold a reunion at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Rusty Rudder. The cost of $44 a person is due by Sept. 15. Contact Megan Jones at 841-5835 or Josh Wharton at jwharton80@gmail.com.

Tech Talk at the library The Laurel Public Library's own Tech Guy, Jack Hall, will be available to answer your questions every Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. and Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. For details, call 875-3184.

LHS Class of '82 reunion The Laurel High School Class of 1982 is planning its 30 year class reunion for this fall and is trying to collect information and contact as many class members as possible. Call Lora Grim Cooper at 841-4885 with your contact information. The group has also established a page on Facebook, "LHS Eighty Two," for additional contact information and input.

Relay for Life fundraiser Laureate Epsilon Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi sorority, is holding an ongoing fundraiser at Laurel Pizzaria to benefit Relay for Life. This event takes place on the third Tuesday of each month from 5 to 8 p.m. Pick up one of the flyers at the register upon entering the restaurant and then give it to the waitress with your bill at the end of the meal. Laureate Epsilon will automatically receive 10% of the check to benefit Relay for life. For more information, call 228-5800.

Summer Concerts at Trap Pond The Summer Concert Series at Trap Pond State Park continues to provide audiences with quality entertainment at a picturesque venue. The free concert series runs through Aug. 31, presents a diverse lineup of family-friendly performances every Friday night. The following free summer concerts will be held at Trap Pond on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. The park entry fee is in effect. Aug. 24 - Angela Natrin, Acoustic Aug. 31 - Rusted Axle, Folk Trap Pond State Park is located at 33587 Baldcypress Lane in Laurel. For more information, visit www.destateparks.com/summer-concerts or call 875-5163.

DELMAR EVENTS:

Club cars for sale The Delmarva Model Railroad Club, located at 103 S. State St., Delmar, is selling club cars for their non-profit organization. The car is an HO scale Maryland & Delaware 40-foot double door box car. It was custom built for the club by Athearn and it is ready to run with metal wheels and knuckle spring couplers. Two numbers are available: 1984 and 2011. Each car is $19 plus $6 for shipping and handling. Send check or money order (made payable to DMRRC) to DMRRC, P.O. Box 19, Delmar, DE 19940. You may also visit www.delmarvamodelrailroad.org for a copy of the order form.

Delmar Library Wednesday morning story time is held at 10 a.m. Preschool children are invited to join Ms. Jessica for a hands-on, interactive story time filled with books, crafts, and fun for all. To help students go back to school prepared, the Delmar Library is accepting donations of school supplies, such as paper, notebooks, pencils, markers, crayons, tissues, antibacterial wipes. School supply lists for Delmar Middle School are available for review and suggestions for donations. For more information about these or any other programs at the Delmar Public Library, visit the Library at 101 N. Bi-State Blvd. or call 302-846-9894.

Beef 'n dumpling dinner Relay for Life will hold a Beef 'n Dumpling Dinner on Sunday, Sept. 9 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Delmar VFW to benefit the relay. The cost is $12. For more information, call 846-3901.

Sandwich Sale Delmar Church of God of Prophecy will hold a Sandwich Sale on Saturday, Sept. 1 from 9 a.m. until. There will be oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, soft crabs, chicken salad, baked goods and homemade ice cream. Yard sale tables will be available for $10. The church is located at Route 13 North and Dorothy Road (three miles north of the Maryland/Delaware state line). For more information, call 875-7824.

GREENWOOD EVENTS:

Dinner Club The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center hosts a Dinner Club every Thursday night at 5 p.m. Cost is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. Join us for an evening of dinner, socialization, cards, indoor shuffleboard and bocce ball. The event is open to the public. Non-members should call 349-5237 for reservations.

Diabetes Management Class The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will host a six week free Diabetes Management Class on Tuesdays from 1:30 to 4 p.m. beginning Sept. 4. Educators will provide coping and problem solving mechanisms that you can use to make living with diabetes or assisting loved ones with diabetes much more manageable. Topics include planning healthy and balanced meals, problem solving, communication and relaxation techniques, understanding diabetes and the problems it causes, dealing with low and high blood sugars and utilizing exercise, proper nutrition and medication to control diabetes. Pre-register by calling the instructor, Maria Seliga at 387-1626. Leave a message if no one answers.

Changes to L.E.A.P. program Due to their upcoming move to temporary quarters, the Greenwood Public Library will be changing the day and location of their reading sessions with the L.E.A.P. program, also known as "Reading to the Dogs." The final session at the current library location on Mill Street in Greenwood is Thursday, Aug. 23, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Starting on Tuesday, Sept. 4, monthly sessions will be held on the first Tuesday of each month at the Greenwood VFW Post 7478 on the corner of Mill Street and Governors Avenue in Greenwood. All children are invited to come and read to the dogs anytime between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. The dogs and their handlers are members of L.E.A.P, or Literacy Education Assistance Pups, a volunteer group based in Lewes.

Each dog is eagerly waiting an opportunity to provide an inviting and fun atmosphere for children to practice their reading skills. This program is free and open to all children. Registration may be completed at a child's first session. For more information, contact the Greenwood Library at 349-5309. For more information about the L.E.A.P organization, visit www.leapreading.org.

Auxiliary honored at convention The Department of Delaware Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars took home its fair share of awards when the National Convention met in Reno, Nev. on July 21 - 25. In Division II, the Department of Delaware won a total of 10 awards and Seaford residents took home two of the top honors. Frances Turner, a member of LAVFW Post 7447 in Rehoboth who resides in the Seaford area, won 1st place for her promotion of the Cancer Aid and Research program plus a glass trophy and keepsake for meeting two different donation goals. June Bostick, a very active charter member of LAVFW Post 7478 in Greenwood who resides at the Methodist Manor House in Seaford, won the national award for Outstanding Hospital Volunteer of the Year in Division II. Bostick was the recipient of the state award for Outstanding Hospital Volunteer of the Year and then competed at the national level. Her entire life has been one of unselfish service to others, and the announcement of her national award drew a standing ovation from her Auxiliary sisters across the nation.

Big Saturday Yard, Flea Sale The Town of Greenwood is having their annual Big Saturday Yard "N" Flea Sale on Saturday, Sept. 1 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain date is Sept. 8. The town is offering 10 x 20 vendor spaces for $15 to anyone who would like to set up tables and participate. Set up starts at 5:30 a.m. and tables must be set up by 8 a.m. To reserve your space, visit www.greenwood.delaware.org or call 354-4268. The town will also host a free "Strut Your Stuff" pet fashion show. All pets are welcome, regardless of size, but they must be on a leash. Registration for the pet show starts at 11 a.m. followed by the event at noon. The "Soar Over Delmarva" raffle will be drawn at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 each. The winner and two friends will win a one hour plane ride over the Delmarva Peninsula. Proceeds from the raffle benefit the building fund for the new Greenwood Library. Visit Greenwood on Sept. 1 for some bargain shopping and treasure hunting plus great food and games for your family.

Library moves to temporary location The first step toward a new public library for Greenwood is underway. The Greenwood Public Library closes Monday, Aug. 27 to move to their temporary location at "Hilltop" on the corner of Routes 13 south and 16. Hilltop will serve as home while the new library is being constructed on the current Mill Street site. Opening day for the temporary location is Monday, Oct. 1. During the closure, items cannot be checked out or returned. Items checked out from through Aug. 25 will be due Oct. 1. On-hold items will be unavailable for pick-up. Patrons with hold requests may want to select another library as a pick-up location. Out-of-state interlibrary loan service will be available again once the temporary location is open on Monday, Oct. 1. For any questions regarding the move, call the library at 349-5309.

Democracy, Patriot's Pen contests Brochures for the 2012 Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen contests are now available by the Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post of 7478 at 2 Governors Ave. in Greenwood. This year's theme for the Voice of Democracy contest is, "Is Our Constitution Still Relevant?" The theme for the Patriot's Pen contest is, "What I Would Tell America's Founding Fathers." Students who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial school or home study program in the United States, its territories and possessions; or in an overseas U.S. military/civilian dependent school may enter. The Voice of Democracy contest is open to students in grades 9 - 12 while Patriot's Pen is open to students in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Rules and judging criteria are spelled out in the brochures. Deadline to enter is Nov. 1. Entries must be in the hands of the sponsoring VFW Post by midnight. Prizes include scholarships at the national level, and various cash prizes at local and state levels. All posts/auxiliaries should have brochures. For more information, contact Dr. Michaele S. Russell, secretary of LAVFW Post 7478, at 349-4220.

BRIDGEVILLE EVENTS:

Bridgeville Public Library New hours - Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Genealogy Meeting - every third Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in meeting room or Genealogy Room
  • Recent Reads - every third Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the meeting room. Join us for a literary conversation and a light luncheon.
  • Storytime - in Children's Area - is taking a break for the summer and will resume in September.


Victory Funfest Join us for the 1st Annual Victory Funfest at Victory Baptist Church, 16241 South Sussex Hwy., Bridgeville, on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission, free food, face painting, bounce house/inflatables, dunking booth, games and prizes. Tickets will be handed out for a drawing to win a free bicycle, Kindle Fire, and Wal-Mart gift cards. Drawing will take place Sunday, Sept. 9 at the 10:30 a.m. service. For more information, call 222-4596 or visit www.vbcbridgeville.org.

Kiwanis Club barbecue chicken The Kiwanis Club of Bridgeville has been serving barbecue chicken for 51 years. The club serves chicken on Seashore Highway and Scott's Store Road, west of Bridgeville and Greenwood on weekends throughout the summer. For larger orders, call 349-5206.

BETHEL EVENTS:

Historic event in Bethel In 1912 the Tugboat Delaware was built in the Bethel shipyard. She is coming back to Bethel to celebrate her 100th anniversary of her launch in Bethel. The Bethel Museum is also opening its new maritime exhibit. The "Delaware" was recently restored by the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels. They will bring it to Bethel on Saturday and Sunday, September 15 and 16, and she will be open for tours from 2 to 4 p.m. (weather permitting). The Bethel Museum will be open at the same time. Come and help Bethel celebrate.

TRIPS:

WPS offers trip The WPS is sponsoring a three day trip to the Grand Canyon of Pa., Oct. 17-19. Cost is $442 and includes 2 nights lodging, 2 dinners, River Cruise, Train ride, Canyon Wagon Tour and Overlook, Taber Museum, Tour of Lewisburg, Shempp Train Collection, Buggy Museum and all gratuities. For more information, contact Frances at 629-4416.

Laurel Senior Center trips The Laurel Senior Center is offering the following trips:
  • Myrtle Beach - Sept. 10-14 - "Fun in the Sun Getaway" - Stay in oceanfront suites with four breakfasts, four dinners, five shows, a beach day plus sightseeing and shopping.
  • Dutch Apple Theater - Nov. 28 - "Swingin' Christmas"
To reserve your seat, call 875-2536 for more information.

Branson at Christmas November 5-12, $1025. Price includes 7 nights lodging, bus, 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners, 7 Outstanding Christmas shows, Titanic Museum, and more. Hosted by Joyce Hickman and organized by White Star Tours. For more information, call 410-749-2147

Seaford AARP trips Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 is offering the following trips to the public. Sept. 25-27 - Hudson Valley, N.Y. - Cost: $420 per person/doubles. Travel to Kingston, N.Y. with free time to shop before you board the "Rip-Van-Winkle" for a two hour cruise on the Hudson. Day 2- Visit Hyde Park to tour the FDR home and have "lunch in style" at the Culinary Institute of America. Also tour the Vanderbilt Mansion with free time in Rhinebeck. Next day, a stop at the Walkway Over the Hudson and the West Point Military Academy for a tour. Then, visit the museum before heading home mid-afternoon. Nov. 14-17 - Christmas shows at Myrtle Beach, S.C. - Cost: $450 per person/doubles and $500 single. Three breakfasts, three dinners. Alabama Theatre, Legends in Concert, Palace Theatre featuring Christmas on Ice. Also time to visit the Tanger Outlets and Broadway at the Beach. For more information on these trips, contact Rose at 629-7180.

Trip to Hagley Museum & Estates The Seaford Historical Society will sponsor a trip to the Hagley Museum in Wilmington on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Cost is $65 per person which includes guided tour fees, lunch, shuttles between sites and motor coach transportation. Hagley is situated on 235 picturesque acres along the Brandywine River. E.I. du Pont founded his gunpowder mill and plant here in 1802. We will tour the Powder Yard, Machine Shop, Workers Hill with one-room school house, the family home, barn and garden, Visitors Center, and the first office of the DuPont Company. Lunch will be served in the historic Soda House and will include Tuscan vegetable soup, a deluxe sandwich variety, pasta salad, fruit salad, Chef's Choice layer cake and assorted drinks. The bus will leave the Sears parking lot (Seaford Village Shopping Center) at 8 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. Make reservations by calling the SHS office at 628-9828 by Sunday, Oct. 7.

MEETINGS:

USPS meeting United States Power Squadron (USPS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. For details, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

MOAA meets in Lewes The Southern Delaware Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) meets from noon to 1:30 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month at Irish Eyes Pub and Restaurant, 213 Anglers Rd., Lewes.

Flotilla forming Marching Band The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the second Thursday of each month at the station at the Nanticoke Marina and Yacht Club in Blades. The Auxiliary is the volunteer, uniformed, civilian component of the U.S. Coast Guard. Come be a part of the now forming Marching Band. You must be 17 years or older, a citizen of the U.S., have no felony convictions and pass a security background check. To learn more, call Art Wollschlager at 628-8259 or email auxmarchingband@gmail.com. Leave a message and your call or email will be returned.

Young Professional Writers This writers group is designed for 13 to 30-year-olds who are serious about becoming professional writers. (although all ages and writing abilities are welcome). Meetings will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every second Monday of the month at the Laurel Public Library. For more information, visit www.laurel.lib.de.us/, call 875-3184 or email youngprofessionalwriters@yahoo.com

Coast Guard Auxiliary The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on North Market Street in Blades at 7 p.m. New members are 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.

Sea Purls meeting 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 on the corner of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road. The next meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 5. Lunch is available. New members are always welcome. For details, call Diane at 228-0235.

SURROUNDING AREAS:

Apprenticeship training classes Many motivated adults throughout Sussex County will be going back to school when October rolls around. To meet the needs of these adult students and their employers, the Sussex Tech Adult Division will offer Apprenticeship Training classes in auto mechanics, early care and education, electrical, HVACR, industrial maintenance mechanics, marine mechanics, plumbing and welding. The Apprenticeship training program combines job site hands-on training, through a sponsoring employer, as well as "related instruction" classes two evenings per week provided by Sussex Tech. Employees who are sponsored by their employer as "state registered" apprentices can enroll tuition free. New enrollees must attend an orientation/registration session that will be held before classes begin. Call the Sussex Tech Adult Division at 856-9035 for orientation dates and more information.

Computer training offered Sussex Tech Adult Education will be offering a variety of computer training courses beginning in September. Among the courses offered is a 30-hour Microsoft Office 2007 Applications Certificate Course that will provide training in software programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. In addition, there are a number of shorter courses available to assist prospective students in honing their skills or developing new skills in order to jump-start their careers. Courses offered include single courses in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as a six-hour course on iPads. For registration or more information, contact the Sussex Tech Adult Education Office at 856-9035.

Renee Fleming in concert Delaware Tech's Owens Campus is offering a trip to Baltimore's Inner Harbor to see three-time Grammy Award winning soprano Renee Fleming live in concert on Saturday, Sept. 15. Join Fleming for a gala celebration with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Marin Alsop. The concert begins at 8:30 p.m. The bus departs Delaware Tech at 2:30 p.m., and departs from Baltimore at 11 p.m. Time will be given for an independent lunch at the Inner Harbor. Cost is $129 for Adult Plus members and $139 for the general public, which includes terrace seating, bus ticket, tolls and parking. For more information, or to register, call Corporate and Community Programs at 856-5618.

August travel and culture Summer is winding down, but there is still an opportunity to enjoy two trips being offered later this month by the Corporate and Community Programs division of Delaware Technical Community College's Owens Campus. Tubing on the Delaware River - Enjoy a fun day of water tubing on the Delaware River, just north of George Washington's historical crossing on Saturday, Aug. 25. Also includes a BBQ meal halfway down the river. The cost is $99 for Adult Plus member and $109 for the general public. The bus departs Delaware Tech at 7 a.m. and departs New Jersey at 2 p.m. For more information, or to register, call Corporate and Community Programs at 854-6966 or 855-1617.

Car and Bike Show Hurlock American Legion Post 243 is sponsoring a Bike and Car Show (including motorcycles this year) on Saturday, Sept. 22. Registration is from noon to 2 p.m. Show times are from 2 to 6 p.m. There will be awards, door prizes, food and beverages. Live music will be provided by 21 Horses from 4 to 8 p.m. Proceeds benefit high school juniors wishing to attend Boys and Girls State. A donation of $100 will sponsor a student but any amount is appreciated. For details, call Ron at 443-844-9890 or Dave at 381-5332. Rain date is Sept. 23.

Pocahontas Yard Sale Pocahontas Anona Council #11 is having a yard sale on Friday, Aug 31 and Saturday, Sept. 1 on Route 113 at 22386 DuPont Blvd., Georgetown. Sales start at 7 a.m. Table space is available for $10. Various items will be for sale. For information, call 856-2173.

Buffalo Soldiers Cancer Ride The Buffalo Soldiers MC of Delaware will hold a Cancer Awareness Ride on Saturday, Aug. 25. The ride begins and ends at the Smyrna Rest Area. Registration begins at 9 a.m. followed by the ride at 11 a.m. A donation of $20 per person will benefit the American Cancer Society. The first 100 registrants receive a free t-shirt. Lunch will be provided after the ride. For more information, contact Sticks at 302-465-3888 or Dee at 302-670-7558.

Ice Cream Social, Civil War Opening The Dorchester County Historical Society will open its newest exhibit Dorchester Divided - The Civil War in the Meredith House with an ice cream social on Friday, Aug. 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. Artifacts, documents and photographs from the Civil War, both Union and Confederate will be on display, indefinitely. In addition, several loaned items including portraits, documents and a Civil War musket will be included for a short period of time. J. Eric Drummer of Easton, Md. will speak, sharing some of the research that he has undertaken about the 1st Regiment Eastern Shore. For more information, call 410-228-7953 or email dchs@verizon.net.

Open Air Market in Georgetown The Town of Georgetown is hosting its first "Open Air Market" Tag/Yard/Rummage/Craft Sale on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on The Circle. This event will allow interested parties to purchase premium space around The Circle to set up tables and/or displays to sell merchandise, including new, used, artwork, crafts, garage, yard, and vintage items. The Circle will be closed to traffic to allow the public to walk freely so they may enjoy shopping while also providing them an opportunity to patronize the other businesses and eateries in town. The Historic Courthouse on South Bedford Street will also be open to tour. For individuals/organizations interested in participating, call Town Hall at 856-7391. The deadline for reserving a space is Sept. 1.

Events at the Ag Museum The Delaware Agricultural Museum in Dover announces the following events: 6th Annual Family Emergency Preparedness Day, Sept. 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Interactive exhibits and fun for the whole family. Learn how to plan for disasters and keep your family safe. Free food and giveaways. Goodies and Goblins, Oct. 27, 5 to 6:30 p.m. - Bring the kids out to trick or treat in our 1890's village and for a costume contest. Admission is $1. A Farmer's Christmas, Dec. 1, 1 to 5 p.m. - Children can make crafts, listen to stories and participate in other holiday activities. There will be historical craft demonstrations, wood stove cooking, live blacksmith and goat treadle demonstrations and more. See Santa & Mrs. Claus and her elves and enjoy warm cider. Free for members and regular museum admission for non-members. For more information, call 302-734-1618.