Bulletin Board
Thursday, October 11, 2012
 
SEAFORD EVENTS:

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.

Roast Beef Dinner The annual roast beef dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 315 High St., Seaford. Take out will be available. The meal is served buffet style and features delicious roast beef and gravy with homemade mashed potatoes and other vegetables and salads. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for youth and under 5 is free and includes a choice of homemade desserts. Tickets are available at the door. Call 629-4458 for more information.

Pizza King night for SHS On Monday, Oct. 22 between 4 and 8 p.m., Pizza King in Seaford will give 10% of sales to the Seaford Historical Society upon presentation of a coupon. Take outs are included. The money will help with much needed funds for maintaining the Ross Mansion and the Seaford Museum. Coupons may be obtained from SHS members or from the SHS office at 203 High St., 628-9828. They are also available online at www.seafordhistoricalsociety.com.

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 starting 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.
  • Family Fun Night is every 4th Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. This is a program for families and children of all ages.
  • The Friends of the Seaford Library and Cultural Center want your gently used books, CDs, Movies, and DVDs. Please drop off all donated items at the old library location on 402 N. Porter St. Drop off on Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 2 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. In November, drop off on Tuesday, Nov. 6 and Nov. 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 3 and Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon. Please no text books, reference books, encyclopedias or magazines. For more information, call Barbra at 629-7212 or 236-7379.
  • The library will have its Critical Reading Book Discussion on Monday, Oct. 15, 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.
  • "Introduction to Computers" on Wednesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m., 5 weeks: 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14. For the first time computer user. This class will teach you the basics of a computer, how to use the mouse, as well as how to go on the Internet and email. Registration is required and you must attend all 5 classes.
  • "Intermediate Microsoft Word" on Mondays, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. 6 weeks: 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19. This interactive program offers tools for improving your use of this word processor software program. A basic understanding of Microsoft Word is needed. Registration is required and patron must attend all classes.
  • The Sussex County Jobs Club will meet at the Job Center every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a networking group with guest speakers from the community who will help you with your job search.
  • "Open Lab" on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 5:30 p.m. for walk-in patrons. Learn how to use a computer, create an email address, find job leads online, fill out an online job application, write a resume, and practice interviews. One-on-one assistance is available through a staff member or volunteer. No registration is required.
  • Delaware Money School Class "Market Outlook and Opportunities" on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. This course focuses on the current market and economic conditions. Students will gain an understanding of the strategies for weathering uncertain markets. No registration is required.
  • Delaware Money School Class "Avoiding Probate" on Monday, Oct. 15 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The following topics will be covered: what probate is, choosing the correct type of will, what happens when there is no will, 3 primary reasons for avoiding probate, what gets probated and how to avoid probate.


CCC at Grace Baptist Church Grace Baptist Church opens their fellowship hall to all branches of the military - active and inactive - for CCC (coffee, cake and conversation). This invitation is a way for us to thank you for serving and helping protect our country. Our church is located at 805 Atlanta Rd., Seaford. Park in the parking lot and come to the back side door. For more information, including meeting times, call 629-8434 or 443-889-7078.

Fall Bazaar at Methodist Manor The residents at Methodist Manor House will host their annual Fall Bazaar in Fellowship Hall on Friday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a Christmas table, attic treasures from the Thrift Shop, handcrafted items including baby items, afghan, needlepoint framed wall hangings, books, jewelry and items from the Pineapple Boutique. A chicken salad lunch will be available for purchase from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $7.50. Carry out will be available.

Basket Bingo, Craft Bazaar Nanticoke Senior Center will host a Holiday Basket Bingo Event on Thursday, Nov. 1. Doors open at 6 p.m., and games will begin at 7 p.m. Cost is $20 per person in advance or $25 per person at the door. Tickets are available at the center or online at www.nanticokeseniorcenter.com. A craft bazaar will be held on Friday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10 from 8 a.m. to noon. Table rentals are available. Call 629-4939 for more information.

SHS Class of 1997 Reunion Seaford High's Class of 1997 will reunite this November. '97 alumni can find out more by visiting www.seaford97reunion.myevent.com or emailing the reunion committee at seaford97reunion@gmail.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.

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.

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.

LAUREL EVENTS:

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.

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.

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.

Laurel Lioness Yard Sale A yard sale will be held Saturday, Oct. 13 in the Insurance Market parking lot from 7-11 a.m. Please come to our yard sale to help benefit community needs. Help us to help others!

Laurel Lioness Bingo The Laurel Lioness Club will hold a Vera Bradley and Thirty-One bingo on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the Laurel Fire Hall on 10th St. in Laurel. Ten games of each product. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bingo at 7 p.m. Beautiful VB purses and items from Thirty-One. Desserts and snacks, hot dogs and drinks will be sold. Tickets are $20. All proceeds will be used for community needs. Please come to help us, help others. Call 875-5597 for tickets or purchase from any Lioness.

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. For more information, call 875-7665 or email laurelhistoricalsociety@hotmail.com.

Daniel Burton LeCates reunion The Daniel Burton LeCates Family Reunion will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11 at Kings Church on Gordy Road in Laurel. For questions, family members should call 245-6851 or email Mrblue055@gmail.com.

Trunk or Treat at North Laurel North Laurel Elementary School is having a "Trunk or Treat" at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25. There will be a pumpkin carving contest (bring a pre-carved pumpkin for judging), a Trunk or Treat car contest (bring a decorated car and be ready to pass out candy from your trunk for $5) and refreshments. Join us for safe trick or treating and a spook filled night of fun. For more information, call North Laurel Elementary School at 875-6130.

Dance at the American Legion The Laurel High School (LHS) Class of 1977 is sponsoring a dance at the American Legion, Post 19 on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8:30 p.m. LHS classes from the 1970's through 1982 are invited to attend. There is a charge of $5 per person at the door. Music will be provided by DJ Musical Memories. Proceeds will be used by the Class of 1977 for scholarships and community needs. For more information, contact Barry Munoz at 875-7408.

Fall Festival "Get Out the Vote" Fall Festival, Market Square Park, Laurel, on Sunday, Nov. 4 from 2 to 5 p.m. Meet the Democrat candidates. Free food and beverages, music, children games, and prizes.

Genealogy researchers gather The next meeting of "Sussex County Cousins" will be held at the Laurel Public Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Carpenter Community Room. The morning session of sharing and networking will begin at 10 a.m. with coffee and light refreshments and conclude at noon. The optional afternoon session will resume for an hour at 12:30 p.m. with additional, informal group conversations. Topics for the group conversations include What land records can do for you, What message boards can do for you, and Hidden gems you can find in Laurel Library's Delaware collection. These small group discussions will be led by local, experienced genealogy enthusiasts and are meant to help sharpen research skills. Participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch as the family discussions often spill over into the noon hour. For more information, visit www.laurel.lib.de.us or email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us.

Library hosts beekeeping events The Laurel Public Library is hosting two programs featuring bees, beekeeping and honey harvesting. On Thursday, Oct. 25, at 10:30 a.m., readers are invited to read a "Bee Book" and buzz on into the Carpenter Community Room for a one-time only, themed book discussion on any and all aspect of bees, beekeeping, or honey. Prior to the meeting, read something with bees in its topic or title in any format. Lists of suggested titles are available at the library or on the library website, www.laurel.lib.de.us. At the book discussion group, participants will share not only coffee and donuts, but what they have learned about our buzzing friends. On Thursday, Nov. 8, two local beekeepers will present a program on how they got started in their beekeeping adventures, and will offer tips for those considering the hobby. The program will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Carpenter Community Room and will last about an hour. For more information about either program, email wendy.roberts@lib.de.us or normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or visit www.laurel.lib.de.us.

Bethany Church Bazaar Bethany Community Church will hold a bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Laurel Grange Hall on Rte. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be breakfast sandwiches, chicken salad, peas & dumplings, pulled pork, chili, hamburgers, drinks, fried chicken platters and a baked goods table. There will also be handmade items for decor, gifts and personal use, a white elephant table and pepper relish, pickled beets, a variety of jams and much more. For more information, contact Jackie at 875-7625.

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.

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 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.

BETHEL EVENTS:

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.

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

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 and 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 voids tickets.

Delmar Public Library Children/teen programs Preschool story time meets Wednesdays, Oct. 17, 24 and 31 at 11 a.m. Join Ms. Jessica for a hands-on, interactive story time filled with books, crafts, and fun for all. Pages and Pizza meets Monday, Oct. 15, at 4 p.m. Middle and high school students are encouraged to bring a book they are reading and share their opinions with the group. Pizza is served after the discussion. Immediately following Pages and Pizza, the Teen Advisory Committee meets to suggest possible programs and materials for the library. The TAC meeting is open to all middle and high school students, not just those attending Pages and Pizza. Game Day for Teens is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join us for table and electronic games offered as drop-in. No lunch will be served; brown bag lunches are acceptable. School age crafts are Thursday, Oct. 25, at 4 p.m. Ms. Jessica will provide the materials; you bring your creative ideas. Decorate a spooky snack on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Make the library a stop on your trick or treat adventures. All ages are welcome. More information about these and other programs 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, 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. Looking for a job? Need a resume that will make a great first impression, but don't know how to start? Hope Ellsworth from the Job Center@Delaware Libraries will be available on Monday, Oct. 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. to provide hands-on assistance in getting started or polishing your resume. Beginners welcome. Yoga for Beginners returns to the library on Wednesday, Oct. 17, and 24, at 6 p.m. Taught by Chrys Egan, this free class is available to adults of all ages. Participants should bring a yoga mat or beach towel and wear comfortable clothes for easy movement. All levels and abilities are welcome. Pre-register by calling the library or add your name in person. If you enjoy knitting or crocheting, join the Madhatters knitting group on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 6:30 p.m. On-going service projects are completed during the program and participants can share their current projects and learn new patterns. A Decorative Painting class for adults meets Thursday, Oct. 18 and 25, at 6 p.m. Join us to learn the basics (or review techniques) of decorative painting. Space is limited. No session fee, but you must bring your own supplies. Sign up at the front desk and get a supply list. Adults are invited to participate in a book discussion based on the 88 Books That Shaped America, a list developed by the Library of Congress. The discussion takes place on Monday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m., and on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m. The list is available at the library or by visiting http://www.loc.gov. For more information about these programs, call 846-9894.

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.

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. Non-members should call 349-5237 for reservations.

Defensive driving course An AARP Defensive Driving Safety Course will be held at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center, 41 Schulze Rd. in Greenwood, on Oct. 15-16. This is a two day basic course. This course will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. You must pre-register for this course. Upon compliance of the course, participants will receive a deduction on the liability portion of their automobile insurance. To register, call Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.

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. Library hours will remain the same, 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. For more information, call the library at 349-5309.

BRIDGEVILLE EVENTS:

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. 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. 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.

Black tie benefit for La Esperanza La Noche De La EsperanzaSabor Latino, a black tie event to support La Esperanza and their mission to assimilate Latinos into the greater Sussex County population, will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville. There will be live and silent auctions and a live salsa band after dinner. For more information, contact Rosie Rose at 337-7107 or rosemarie.rose@gmail.com, Alison Houck, alh@fawcasson.com, or Peg Hertrich, hertrich.peg@gmail.com.

TRIPS:

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.

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.

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.

Sussex Bird Club Meeting The Sussex Bird Club will meet on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. at Cadbury in Lewes. Kevin Fleming, photographer, will give a presentation. The public is welcome.

Sussex Pomona Grange meeting Sussex Pomona Grange #3, will meet Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Truth & Life Center, 106 North Race St., Georgetown. Host will be Midland Grange #27. A covered dish supper will begin at 6:30 p.m. A donation of canned food is requested for a local food bank.

Trap Pond Partners open house Trap Pond Partners will feature Park Naturalist, Will Koth speaking on birds native to Trap Pond State Park on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 1:30 p.m. If you love birds or wandering in the park, you will find Will's presentation valuable and insightful. Learn to identify birds in Sussex County and surrounding areas. Light refreshments will be served and the event is free to the public. If you enjoy the natural beauty of Trap Pond State Park's forests, wetlands and bald cypress trees and want to see Trap Pond State Park grow to meet the needs of Sussex County, consider becoming a Partner. Trap Pond Partners is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. For more information, contact the Baldcypress Nature Center Wednesday through Sunday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 875-5163.

Widowed Persons group meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 12:15 p.m. at the Georgia House in Laurel. Guest speaker will be Tom Wimbrow. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.

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.

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

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.

SURROUNDING AREAS:

Country Breakfast Buffet The Galestown Ruritan Club Country Breakfast Buffet is held the last Sunday of the month 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.

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.

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.