Bulletin Board
Thursday, September 27, 2012

SHS Class of 1997 Reunion Seaford High's Class of 1997 will hold a 15-year reunion this fall and they are searching for contact information for classmates. If you are '97 alumni, send your contact information to the reunion committee at seaford97reunion@gmail.com.

Oktoberfest 2012 The Knights of Columbus, St. Molua Council #4075, present, A Little Bit of Germany at Oktoberfest 2012 in Seaford on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 7 p.m. to midnight in the church hall of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. There will be traditional German food and music and German beer and wine will be available. Tickets are $20 each and available from the Knights or in the parish office at 629-3591.

Chicken/Fish Fry Fundraiser The Vine and Vessels Christian Writers Fellowship is sponsoring a Chicken/Fish Fry Fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event takes place at the Clarence Street Church of God located behind the Chandler Heights Housing Complex off Stein Highway, Seaford. Platters include string beans, macaroni salad and a roll. Fish platter is $8, fish sandwich is $6, chicken platter is $7 and a chicken sandwich (dark meat) is $5. Beverages and dessert are available for $1 each. Bring your own lawn chairs. Proceeds will go toward offsetting costs for the Connecting Pen to Purpose Writers Conference on Oct. 20. Tickets may be purchased by calling Betty Jarman at 448-5939 or Barry Jones at 858-1647.

Halloween Parade and Party The Downtown Seaford Association presents the Halloween Parade and Party on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Line up begins at 6:15 p.m. at Cedar at High Street. The parade starts at 7 p.m. From Hight Street the parade goes to Arch Street and then King Street to the Seaford Fire Hall. You must be in costume to enter. There will be goodies and a costume contest at the party with trophies for the winners.

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.
  • Come and join the "S'More Books Club" at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center the 2nd Thursdays of each month at 4 p.m. This program is for children in 3rd through 5th grade and offers a chance to read great books and discuss them with friends and do a fun craft.
  • "FIRST Lego League" will meet at the Seaford library and Cultural Center on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. This program is for kids ages 9-14. This is a unique international club. Each month is something different, using Legos, science and math. Must register to participate.
  • "Baby Bookworms" is every Tuesday, starting at 10:30 a.m. This program introduces infants through 36 months old to the world of nursery rhymes and books.
  • Pre-K and Kindergarten "Story Time" every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. It is a story time with crafts and songs.
  • The "Creative Art Club" is every 1st Thursday of the Month starting 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.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will be closed, Thursday, Sept. 27 for a Sussex County Library workshop. We will reopen for our regular business hours on Friday, Sept. 28.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have its Critical Reading Book Discussion on Monday, Oct. 1, at 6:30 p.m.
Job Center For more information, visit www.lib.de.us/jobcenter or call the Seaford Job Center at 222-3618.
  • 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 "55+ Introduction to Computers" on Mondays, Oct. 8 through Nov. 19, at 10 a.m.
  • Job Center is offering "Introduction to Computers" on Wednesdays, Oct. 17 through Nov. 14 at 9 a.m. You must attend all 4 sessions.
  • Job Center is offering "Intermediate Microsoft Excel" on Mondays, Oct. 22 through Nov. 26 at 6:30 p.m. You must attend all 6 sessions.
  • Job Center is offering "English as a Second Language" on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 5:45 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. For more information, go to www.lib.de.us/jobcenter or call Hope at 302-222-3618.

Gallery 107 classes Rubber Stamp Art Basics Class on Tuesdays beginning Oct. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned stamper, this fun "hands-on" class will teach three different styles of stamping; basic, heat embossing, and "resist." Three cards will be created with detailed instruction provided. Materials needed: scissors and glue runner adhesive. For more information, call Betty at 875-2612. Call the gallery to register. Cost is $25. Talented wood carver, Bob Larkin, will teach a Santa wood carving class in early November. All tools and supplies will be furnished. Details to follow. Rudelle Hall will teach the following courses: a beginner's basic photoshop Thursdays from 5 to 6 p.m. and creating art with photoshop from 6:30 to 7:30; on Saturdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Drawing for ages 6 to 9 and from 5 to 6 p.m., Creating Animation Art Cels.

Chicken BBQ and Yard Sale The Seaford Class of 2014 is holding a Chicken BBQ this Sat., 9/29 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. A platter (1/2 chicken, roll, chips and soda) will be $7 or 4 for $25. A Parent Yard Sale is also being held Sat., 9/29, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at 959 Norman Eskridge Hwy, Seaford. For bbq tickets, please call 629-7711.

Nanticoke River Arts events The Autumn Invitational Juried Art Show opening reception hosted by the Nanticoke River Arts Council will be held on Friday, Oct. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Gallery 107 on High Street in downtown Seaford. Any artist interested in submitting work may obtain an entry form by calling Tammy Kearney at 629-2829 or contacting his or her local art league. All chosen work will hang at Gallery 107 through October.

Special fellowship time All military persons are invited to Grace Baptist Church Fellowship Hall every Saturday 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. Any questions, call 629-8434 or 443-889-7078.

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 are $10 and 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 details, call Teresa Wilson at 629-6417.

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. For more information, call 629-2458.


New Chess and Checkers Club Come to an organizational meeting at the Laurel Public Library on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at either 10 a.m. or 4 p.m., to help plan a new, informal gathering of chess and or checkers enthusiasts. Dates and times for the meetings will be determined by consensus of the people who attend the meeting. If interested and cannot attend, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call the library at 875-3184 with your preferences.

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.

Annual Pancake Breakfast Cub Scout Pack 90 in Laurel will hold their annual pancake breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 7 a.m. to noon at Centenary UMC in Laurel. There will be all you can eat pancakes, sausage and eggs for $5 per person. There will also be a yard sale and baked goods. For more information, contact Clifford Alpert at 228-2390.

Learn to Knit resumes The monthly knitting workshop held on the last Thursday of the month will resume on Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Laurel Public Library. Local volunteer knitters will be on hand to teach beginners, and encourage those who may know basics but want to develop their skills. Beginners are asked to bring a skein of 4 ply worsted weight yarn and size 7 or 8 needles. For more information, call 875-3184 or email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us.

Homeschool Book and Art/Film Club Join the youth librarian at the Laurel Public Library for a book discussion and art/film experience on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. each month. The Jr. Newberry Club meets on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. and will be reading The Tale of Despereaux or another book by author Kate DiCamillo. This group is for 8, 9, 10 and 11-year-olds. The Teen Book Club meets on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 1 p.m. and will be reading The Hobbit. Register for the club so we are sure to have enough books to lend out. Teens are welcome to sign up as assistants for the picture book club for kids ages 5 to 7. For more information, contact Cindy Woodruff, youth services librarian, at 875-3184.

L.E.A.P. program at the library The Laurel Public Library would like to invite families with children grades PK to 2 to come read to specially trained dogs on Mondays, Oct. 1, 15 and 29, at 3:15 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. Four dogs will become regular library patrons: Moxie and Cola the Airedales, Milo the poodle and Lily the pug. 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. Children and their caregivers may come and go anytime between the hours of 2 to 3 p.m. Registration may be completed by stopping by the library or at a child's first session at the library. For more information, contact the Laurel Public Library at 875-3184. For more information about L.E.A.P, visit www.leapreading.org.

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.

Laurel Cub Scouts meet Laurel Cub Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays at Centenary United Methodist Church in Laurel. The Cub Scout program is open to boys ages 6 to 12. New recruits may sign up on a 3 month trial basis for $10. For more information about the program, contact Cub Master Clifford Alpert at 228-2390 or calpert1@comcast.net.

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.


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. Visit www.delmarvamodelrailroad.org for a copy of the order form.

Delmar Public Library Decorative Painting for adults meets Thursday, Sept. 27, at 6 p.m. Join us to learn the basics (or review techniques) of decorative painting. The introductory class continues on Oct. 18 and 25. Space is limited. No session fee, but you must bring your own supplies. Sign up at the front desk and get the supply list. More information about these and other programs, including a Homeschooling 101 Workshop on Saturday, Sept. 29, is available by calling 846-9894, or by visiting the library. Adult programs The Delmar Public Library is selling 25% off shopping coupons as part of Boscov's Friends Helping Friends event on Tuesday, Oct. 16, starting at 9 a.m. Shopping passes are $5 each and 100% of the donation benefits the Delmar Public Library. Coupons are on sale at the checkout desk during library operating hours. For more information about these programs, call or visit the library.

Sportsmans giveaway Delmar Fire Department is holding a sportsmans giveaway on November 3. Doors open at 10 a.m. $29,000 cash plus 4-wheelers & guns Free food, refreshments and cash bar. You do not need to be present to win. Winners will be notified but you must be 18 years of age to enter. Get your tickets from any member or by calling 302-846-2530. Only 5000 tickets will be sold. Additional raffles will be sold. Guns may be exchanged for Gander Mountain gift cards. Winners are responsible for taxes on all prizes. Gun winners are responsible for all fees for federal check. Any returned check void tickets.

Sandwich sale Sandwich sale Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, U.S. 13 North of Dorothy Road, three miles north of the Maryland-Delaware state line, 9 a.m. until sold out. Featuring oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, soft crabs, chicken salad and more. Backed goods, soup and homemade ice cream. Yard sale tables $10. Phone 875-7824.

Kiwanis Club phone book The Kiwanis Club of Delmar is working on their 2013-2014 Delmar phone book. Anyone who would like to place an ad or make changes to the name, address or phone number that is in the 2011-2012 book, please contact any member. Members names and phone numbers are listed in the back of the current book on page 73. Ads and changes need to be in by Oct. 31.


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.

Library opens in temporary location The Greenwood Public Library has set up shop at their temporary location at "Hilltop" on the corner of Rtes. 13S and 16 in Greenwood. The new and improved library on Mill Street should be complete in late 2013. Library hours will remain the same as before the move, opening Monday through Saturday at 10 a.m., and closing at 8 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, and 2 p.m. on Saturday. The library will resume all services provided to their patrons in the past, including providing books, audiobooks, DVDs, and magazines to check out; placing and receiving holds on items within Delaware; requesting out-of-state interlibrary loans; computer access; and programs for both children and adults. Storytime will resume on Wednesday, Oct. 10, with a special fire prevention program at the Greenwood Fire Hall at 10 a.m. Storytime will be held every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Greenwood VFW Hall. The LEAP (Literacy Education Assistance Pups) children's reading sessions will be held at the temporary location (Hilltop) and will begin their weekly sessions again on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. starting on Oct. 4. For more information, call the library at 349-5309.

'SuperSize Your Memory' program Do you have trouble remembering where you left your keys or the name of the person you just met? Do you blank out on tests or forget your main points when making a presentation? The Greenwood Library is sponsoring the program "SuperSize Your Memory," a presentation by Mark Zacharia designed to improve your memory 1000% in just one hour.

This program will be held on Friday, Oct. 5, at 3 p.m. at the Greenwood VFW. Mark Zacharia holds a master's degree in education from Kean University. During his program, Mark will show you how to improve your memory right away. One hour with Mark Zacharia will improve your memory for a lifetime. The program is sponsored by the Greenwood Public Library and is free and open to all. The program is recommended for those ages 15 and older. Registration is helpful but not required. To register, call the Greenwood Library at 349-5309. For more information, contact Robin Miller at the library at 349-5309.

Magic Show/Ice cream Social Woodbridge Pop Warner will hold a magic show/ice cream social on Friday, Sept. 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Woodbridge Elementary School, 400 Governors Ave., Greenwood. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children. Tickets may be purchased at the door on a first come first served basis. For more information, contact Sharay Knight at 265-7522.


Bridgeville Public Library The following events will be held at the Bridgeville Public Library: Fundraiser - We are raffling off a beautifully framed print, "Master Bedroom" by Andrew Wyeth donated by Bud Snyder from Snyder Custom Framing in Seaford. Tickets are $1 each and available at the library. Carnival at Apple Scrapple - Thursday night is our Hometown Carnival Night from 4-9 p.m. with an $18 pay one price bracelet. Friday from 4-10 p.m. is a $20 pay one price bracelet; and Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-11 p.m. tickets are $1 each or a family pack of 25 tickets is $20. Lap Sit - Lap Sit on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years. Lapsit is on hiatus from Dec. 1 through Jan. 8. Story time - Tuesdays at 11 a.m. for ages 2-4 and Thursdays at 11 a.m. for ages 4-6. Family Nights - Third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Beginning in October, teens are invited to join Ms. Jonnell in the Teen Area for crafts and games during this time. Pumpkin Perfection in October - Join us for pumpkin decorating, refreshments, and fun. Terrific Turkeys in November - Crafts, games, and refreshments. Children's Theatre in December - Woodbridge Theater Company will perform a children's theatrical production. Entertainment for the whole family. Refreshments will be provided. Holiday celebration - Thursday, Dec. 20, 6:30 to 8 p.m. - Join us for holiday crafts, games, music, and refreshments as we celebrate the holiday season. Teen Programming - Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 23 and Tuesday, Dec. 18 for book discussions. Book titles are available at the library. Recent Reads Join us for a group discussion of your favorite recent read. Participants are encouraged to attend and share their latest literary favorite. Come prepared to tell us why a book inspired you, excited you, or changed your perspective. Genealogy Discussion Group - Our Genealogy Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Join us to discuss, research, and enjoy genealogy.

Bridgeville hosts Clean-Up Day The Town of Bridgeville will conduct a Community-Wide Clean-Up Day on Saturday, Sept. 29. 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. Tires, batteries, oil, construction materials, dirt, rocks, bricks, etc. will not be picked up. For more information, call Bridgeville Town Hall at 337-7135.

Drug Take Back Day The town will hold another drug take back day on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Residents will be able to hand in unwanted and unused prescription drugs. The town's cleanup day will also take place Sept. 29.

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 details, call 629-4416.


Holy Land Experience AARP 915 is offering a trip to Orlando, Fla. for a Holy Land Experience, Feb. 24 through March 2, 2013. Visit Holy Land, ancient Jerusalem recreated in Orlando, Morse Museum, Tiffany Chapel and Bok Tower Gardens. Cost is $530/double occupancy. To reserve a spot, call Lucille at 410-754-8588 or 410-754-8189.

Laurel Senior Center trip The Laurel Senior Center is offering a trip to Dutch Apple Theater - Nov. 28 for "Swingin' Christmas" To reserve your seat, call 875-2536 for more information.

Trip to Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trip via Holloway Tours for members, associates and friends. Travel to the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. on Thursday, Nov. 15 to see "A Swinging Christmas." There will be an "all you can eat" buffet following the show. Cost is $110 per person. For more information, contact Dot Wolfgang, Delmar Alumni activities chairperson, at 846-2366.

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 details, call 410-749-2147.

Seaford AARP offers trips Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 is offering the following trip to the public. Nov. 14-17 - Christmas Shows at Myrtle Beach, S.C. - Cost: $410.00 per person/doubles and $500 single. Three breakfasts, three dinners. Alabama Theatre, Legends in Concert, Palace Theatre featuring Christmas on Ice. For details 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 at 8 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. Make reservations by calling the SHS office at 628-9828 by Sunday, Oct. 7.


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.

Coast Guard Auxiliary 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. For details, call Art Wollschlager at 628-8259 or email auxmarchingband@gmail.com.

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

Republican Women's Club meeting For a change of pace, the Seaford Republican Women's Club is meeting for dinner on Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Seaford Pizza King restaurant. A business meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6. Danny Short will speak after dinner about the upcoming election in November. Members and guests will order from the menu and be charged accordingly. The public is invited. No reservations are required. For more information, call Gloria Burton at 629-3470.

'Meet the Authors' night The Seaford Library & Cultural Center will present its "Meet the Authors" night at the library on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Woodruff Room. Local authors Betty Lewis Kasperski, James Diehl, Nancy Lynch Steele, Alisha Broughton, Colleen Culver and Mary Patton will present their books during this author appreciation evening. Each author will speak for several minutes about themselves and their writings and will be available to sell and autograph their books. Betty Lewis Kasperski has written the book "Severed Yet Whole," a novel about the sudden hardships endured by a local retired couple. And James Diehl has written a history of Sussex County and has compiled the stories of local residents who participated in World War II. "Vietnam Mailbag, featuring letters written by local soldiers from Vietnam, was written by Nancy Lynch (compiled from her News Journal column); she has also collaborated with photographer Kevin Fleming on several other works. Local writer and speaker Alisha Broughton has written a book of poetry," Living on the Edge," inspiring people to be their greatest. A writer of many historical novels, Colleen Culver will display several of her recent novels, but is unable to sell them that evening. And Mary Patton, author of "By God's Breath Inspired," will have her poetry book available. This is event is open to the public at no charge; refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Peggy Boyd at 536-1449 or peggymboyd@comcast.net.

Acorn Club business meeting The GFWC Acorn Club of Seaford will hold a business meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Seaford District Library. The program will be about Breast Cancer Awareness and the hostess is Teresa Blades.

H.A.P.P.E.N. meets The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., HearnsPond Association for its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization, will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Seaford Library.

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 The Galestown Ruritan Club Country Breakfast Buffet is held the last Sunday of the month (September through May), from 7 to 10 a.m., at the Galestown Community Center. The buffet includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, biscuits, toast, fruit cup and sticky buns. The community center is located at 5538 Old School House Rd., at the intersection with Galestown-Reliance Road in Galestown. The next breakfast is Sunday, Sept. 30.

Pit Beef & Pulled Pork Lunch Friday, Sept. 28, The Federalsburg Lions Club will have a Pit Beef & Pulled Pork Lunch Fundraiser, lunch includes choice of sandwich, chips, pickles, brownie & drink for only $7. Available from 10 a.m. until sold out. Meal can be picked up at 407 University Ave., Federalsburg or Local Delivery is Available. Contact Lion David Morean 410-924-0983.

Celebrating Home Bingo Sunday, Oct. 7, The Federalsburg Lions Club is having a "Celebrating Home" Bingo at the Federalsburg Fire Hall, Doors Open at 1 p.m., Games start at 2 p.m. ADVANCE tickets can be purchased for $15, otherwise $20 at the door. Contact Lion Lisa Schmitt 410-310-4114 for tickets or visit www.celebratinghome.com/sites/lkschmitt/FindDesigner.ashx for more information.

SPCA annual fundraiser The Delaware SPCA will host its second annual Bark on the Boards Dog Walk event on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Rehoboth Boardwalk. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. in Lake Gerar Park and the walk will begin at 11 a.m. at the north end of the boardwalk. Mr. Beefy and members of the U.S. Coast Guard Station at Indian River Inlet who adopted him, will serve as grand marshals. Advance registration is $20 for adults (before Oct. 4) and $25 the day of the event. Children ages 6-16, accompanied by an adult, are $5. Children ages 5 and under are free. Walkers can pre-register online at www.delspca.org.

Sons, Daughters & Friends reunion The Sons, Daughters & Friends of Concord will hold their 91st Reunion at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Concord United Methodist Church. There will be fellowship, a dedication and memorial service to honor those who have passed away since last year's reunion. The Rev. Diane E. Melson will deliver a brief message and guests will be entertained with music by gospel singers, "The Island Boys." A chicken & dumpling dinner will follow at 4 p.m. at the community house. The public is invited. Dinner for adults is $10, children 4-12 is $5 and there is no charge for children 3 and under. The church will be open for visitors to see items of historical interest to the community and church. Commemorative items such as Christmas ornaments, crocks, pen & ink prints, (all depicting the church) and bricks from the original foundation of the church will be for sale. Additional information can be obtained by contacting President Frances Givens at 629-2659 or Secretary Judy Kohlenberg at 629-0687.

Fall Collection Drive The Kent/Sussex Human Services Council will sponsor a fall collection drive for Adopt-a-Family from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Milford State Service Center Annex, 13 S.W. Front St., Milford. Needed are household items such as sheets, blankets, towels, washcloths, kitchen towels and pillows; kitchen items such as pots, pans, cooking utensils, flatware, dishes, bowls and small appliances; cleaning and hygiene supplies; and baby items such as crib sheets and blankets, sleepers, baby towels and washcloths, and warm clothing. Also needed are your donations of non-expired canned and boxed food items such as meats, vegetables, fruits, peanut butter, pasta and canned sauces. Breakfast items are particularly in need at this time. Food items will be given to State Service Centers. For more information, call Adopt-a-Family at 302-424-7260.

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.

Events at the Ag Museum The Delaware Agricultural Museum in Dover announces the following events: 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. Free for members and regular museum admission for non-members. For more information, call 302-734-1618.

Ham radio license class The Sussex County Amateur Radio Emergency Service will be offering a technician amateur radio license class on Oct. 27 and 28 at Sussex Technical High School. The class is open to anyone who is interested in obtaining an amateur radio ("ham") license. Attendees must purchase a study guide prior to the class. There is no fee to attend but a donation of $20 to cover instructional and testing expenses is suggested. Classes will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday ending with the administration of the FCC amateur radio license exam. This is a great way to get into the hobby of amateur radio by reading a study guide in advance and spending a weekend with expert instruction including the FCC exam. You can leave the class as a licensed amateur radio operator. For more information or to register, contact Dell Palmer, K3AXR at k3axr@arrl.net or 410-208-3328.

Breakfast buffet Eldorado-Brookview Volunteer Fire Dept. will hold a breakfast buffet the third Sunday of each month from 7 to 11 a.m. on Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16. The menu includes pancakes, eggs cooked to order, omelets, bacon, scrapple, sausage, toast, biscuits, cream chipped beef potatoes, fruit cocktail, milk, orange juice and coffee. The fire department is located at 5752 Rhodesdale-Eldorado Rd., Rhodesdale, Md. For info, call 410-943-4004.