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 email@example.com.
Annual Homecoming Parade Seaford Senior High School invites the entire community to come out and support our annual homecoming parade on Friday, Oct. 12, beginning at 6 p.m. This year's theme is "Welcome to Our Side of the Jungle" and will feature the Seaford High School Homecoming Court, the high school sports teams, class floats, music by the high school and middle school marching bands as well as representation from all schools in our district. The parade will be begin on Nylon Avenue, continue to Pennsylvania Avenue, High Street, Market Street and concluding at the Seaford Middle School. Homecoming festivities will continue with the home football game against the Delmar Wild Cats at 7:30 p.m. Come out and support our Seaford Blue Jays. Community organizations are welcome to take part in this annual event. Contact Connie Halter at 629-4587, Ext. 237 for a parade application and further information.
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.
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.
Job Center For more information, visit www.lib.de.us/jobcenter or call the Seaford Job Center at 222-3618.
- 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 Sussex County Jobs Club will meet at the Job Center every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.
- "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.
- "Introduction to Computers" on Wednesdays, Oct. 17 through Nov. 14 at 9 a.m. You must attend all 4 sessions.
- "Intermediate Microsoft Excel" on Mondays, Oct. 22 through Nov. 26 at 6:30 p.m. You must attend all 6 sessions.
- "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 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.
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 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. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trunk or Treat Trunk or Treat at Laurel Wesleyan Church on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Join us for a night of safe family fun. We will be handing out candy in the parking lot at each theme decorated car trunk. Also enjoy hot dogs, hot chocolate, popcorn and cotton candy. Admission is free or bring a canned good to help us fill a trunk for God's Glory Food Pantry. For more information, call 875-5380 or visit www.laurelwesleyan.org. Laurel Wesleyan Church is located one half mile north of Laurel on Alt. 13.
Historical Society elegant dinner The Laurel Historical Society is undertaking a new way of fundraising this season, one that should prove to be fun, elegant, and hopefully profitable. Although the society does not charge entrance fees to its new Laurel Heritage Museum or to the society headquarters at the Cook House, operational costs must be covered every year. With support from the area communities, the funds raised will continue to preserve and protect Laurel's historic artifacts and stories. This holiday season, the society is planning to raffle tickets for an elegant holiday dinner for six served at the historic Cook House on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 5 p.m. For those who have ever wanted to host a dinner party for an intimate group of friends but didn't have the space, time, or energy to make it happen, the Laurel Historical Society has just the ticketraffle ticket that is. Society members have tickets to sell or they can be obtained at the Laurel Chamber of Commerce, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or when the Laurel Heritage Museum is open on Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m. Dressed for the Christmas season, the c1860 Cook House will be decorated with candlelight and evergreens, the table will be set with fine china and crystal, and soft music will fill the air. Raffle tickets for the dinner will be $10 each or 3 for $25. The winning ticket will be drawn around Nov. 15, so there will be plenty of time to make scheduling arrangements. The evening will begin with wine and cheese and a personally guided tour of the new Laurel Heritage Museum. Guests will be transported back to the Cook House in great period cars from the 1950s. After a sumptuous four course meal and champagne dessert, the evening's festivities will be captured with a group photograph souvenir. If yours is the lucky winning ticket drawn, and you can't make the date, think of what a great gift this would make for a loved one. For more information, call 875-7665 or email email@example.com.
Friends of the Library Members of the community are invited to attend meetings of the Friends of the Laurel Library on the second Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. in the Carpenter Room at the library.
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 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 turn it in with your bill. Laureate Epsilon will automatically receive 10% of the check to benefit Relay for life. For more information, call 228-5800.
Visit the Bethel Museum Visit the Bethel Museum located at 312 First St. in Bethel on Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m., to view a new maritime exhibit related to shipbuilding in Bethel.
This exhibit includes information on the sailing ram, Victory Chimes, and the Tugboat Delaware which just celebrated its 100th birthday. For more information, call 858-3840.
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 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 call 846-9894 or visit 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.
Amphitheater at Heron Ponds The Amphitheater at Heron Ponds in Delmar, MD announced a total of five shows for its October line up. The lineup includes long-time country music stars Diamond Rio on Oct. 6, Christian rock group Kutless on October 7, and KISS tribute band Rock Bottom Oct. 5. At the end of October, the amphitheater is bringing in groups Eve 6 and Everclear on Friday Oct. 26, wrapping up with Kellie Pickler's rescheduled show October 27. For more information visit HeronPondsLive.com.
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.
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.
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.
Seaford AARP offers trips 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.
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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
AARP board meeting Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 board meeting on October 4 at the Methodist Manor House in the lobby. All board members try to attend, as there are many items to discuss. For more information, call Evelyn Parillo at 875-2454.
Seaford AARP Chapter Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 will be having their monthly meeting on October 11 at the Methodist Manor House in the Friendship Hall at 1:30 p.m. You don't have to be a member to visit. After the meeting will be light refreshments. For more information, call Evelyn Parillo at 875-2454.
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.