Bulletin Board
Thursday, September 12, 2013
 
SEAFORD EVENTS:

Bingo at the Elks Lodge In addition to bingo every Wednesday night at the Seaford Elks Lodge, cash bingo will be held every third Sunday of the month, beginning Sept. 15. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and bingo is at 2. Must be 18 to attend. Non-smoking, maximum payouts allowed by law. Plenty of bingo ball games and food. For details, call 410-603-0383.

Seaford Homecoming Festivities "The Roaring 20's" will be the theme for the 2013 Seaford Senior High School Homecoming. The annual homecoming parade will take place on Friday, Oct. 4, beginning at 6 p.m. The SHS Blue Jay Football game against the Tatnall Hornets will follow the parade at 7 p.m. SHS invites the community to take part in this annual event. Parade participation forms can be obtained by calling Connie Halter at 629-4587, Ext. 2520, or by visiting the SHS website at www.shs.seafordbluejays.

Fried Chicken Dinner Concord United Methodist Church (UMC) in Seaford will hold a Fried Chicken Dinner fundraiser from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, at their Community House. Each dinner is $10 and includes mashed potatoes and gravy, peas and carrots, corn pudding, beets, rolls, beverage and dessert. The public is invited. For directions and more information, call 628-8114.

Seaford Community Night Out For the 22nd straight year, the Seaford community will have the opportunity to join forces with their neighbors and police officers in a night to "give crime and drugs a going away party." The Seaford Police Department and Delaware State Police Troop 5 have joined forces with the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club and are planning a fun filled evening for the entire family with the annual Seaford Community Night Out. The event will be held at the grounds of the Seaford Police Department and the Boys and Girls Club. From 5 to 8 p.m., there will be music, public service exhibits and giveaways, games for kids, free hamburgers, hotdogs and soft drinks along with other food items. FOP Lodge #9 will sponsor the Official Amber Alert Child Safety/ID Kit. There will be police demonstrations of canine units, motorcycle units, a bomb robot, DSP Mounted Unit along with the Seaford Police and Delaware State Police mobile command posts, SIDNE (simulated impaired driving experience) go-karts, climbing wall and free blood pressure checks. McGruff the Crime Fighting dog will make an appearance. Tony Windsor of the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club will be the MC for the event and provide the music. Two children's bikes and helmets donated by Wal-Mart will be given away near the end of the event.

Block Watch meeting Sept. 16 The Olde Seaford Block Watch will hold a covered dish dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, at Seaford City Hall (use ramp door). The program will include discussion about the October Clean Up and updates on scams. Drinks and desserts will be furnished. Call 629-5643 for more information.

Auto racing exhibit open Visit the new exhibit, Delaware Auto Racing, in the Webb Room at the Seaford Museum in downtown Seaford. The exhibit is based on the 2012 book of the same name written by the son and father duo of Chad and Wayne Culver. Like the book, this exhibit is the first in the region to showcase the rich history of motorsports in Delaware and on the Delmarva Peninsula. Curator of the collection, Don Allen, has brought together artifacts from several private collections throughout the region. The exhibit will be on display until Nov. 17. The Seaford Museum is open to the public Thursday through Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Museum admission is $5 for adults and children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.

Elder Law Workshop On Monday, Sept. 16, Procino Wells, LLC, Attorneys at Law, along with the Parkinson's Disease Support Group of Western Sussex County will hold an Elder Law Workshop. The presentation will start at 10 a.m. at the Nanticoke Senior Center in Seaford. Come out and learn about the growing area of law relating to the elderly. RSVP by Friday, Sept. 13, to Ashley at 628-4140. For more information, visit www.seafordlaw.com.

Festival hosts breakfast The Woodland Ferry Festival will hold its traditional breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Woodland United Methodist Church community hall located at 5123 Woodland Church Rd., Seaford. The breakfast will be prepared by the Mt. Olivet Church men's group. Cost is $7.50 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. The festival, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature food and craft vendors, exhibitors and demonstrators, free foot passenger rides on the ferry, duck train ride for kids and performances by "The Good News Tour," "Charlie Paparella and the Olivet Church String Band" and the "Out of Order Band."

Basket bingo on Sept. 26 The Employee Activity Committee of Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger basket bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Seaford Moose Lodge. The filled basket bingo will consist of 20 games and will feature several Longaberger baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, attendees wearing pink will receive a ticket for an exclusive Longaberger Hope basket. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact the EAC at 629-6611, ext. 8944 or MorrisR@nanticoke.org.

Safe Boating Course The Nanticoke River Sail & Power Squadron will conduct a safe boating course at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fee is $20 per person or $30 for up to three in the same family. Pre-registration is on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. Minimum age to take this class is 12. You will receive your course books to study in advance. Contact Ron Dejewski at 536-7226 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312 for more information.

Gala to help Ross Point School Ross Point Improvement Club will hold a Gala to help raise funds to build a community center on the historical site of the Ross Point School. The gala will be held in the Seaford Boys and Girls Club at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. Tickets are $35 per person. For tickets and more information, contact Virginia Snead at 875-7438 or Johnnie Jones at 337-3320.

Free portrait offer Lifetouch Photographers will be at Seaford Presbyterian Church on Sept. 17 and 18. Call for a time for a sitting - any grouping of family and friends. For more information, leave a message at 629-9077.

Seaford Gallery 107 Art Classes The following is a list of classes scheduled for September at Gallery 107. For details, visit nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. Sunday, Sept. 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. - Card Making with Betty Speer Ongoing classes Mondays 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Impressionistic Oil Painting with Linda Steere. 6-9 p.m. - Classic Realism in oil with John Shisler. Wednesdays 6-8 p.m. - Watercolor with Nancy Laprad in her home. Thursdays 6-8 p.m. - Palette Knife workshop with Rudelle Fay Hall. Fridays 9-11 a.m. - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad. Call 604-7961 for more information.

Join the SCCA It is not too late to join the Seaford Community Concert Association for the 2013-2014 year. Membership is $55 for adults, $120 for family and $15 for students. Consider becoming a patron when you send in your check. Checks should be made payable to SCCA and mailed to Seaford Community Concert Association, P.O. Box 337, Seaford, DE 19973. 2013-2014 schedule of events An Evening with Hal Linden, Monday, Sept. 23 The Diamonds, Thursday, Oct. 24 Jesse Lynch's Jazz 101, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 Richter Uzer, Sunday, March 9, 3 p.m. New York Ballet Theatre, Tuesday, April 15

Seaford Library Job Center For more information, visit www.lib.de.us/jobcenter or call the Seaford Job Center at 222-3618.
  • Walk-in job search assistance - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 to 5:30 p.m., to 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. To register, call Hope at 222-3618 or email hope.ellsworth@lib.de.us.
  • Advancement through Pardons and Expungement - assistance will be available by appointment at the Seaford Job Center. To schedule an appointment, call Andrew Duncan at 302-233-6462.
  • Practice interview sessions - by appointment only. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618 or email hope.ellsworth@lib.de.us.
  • Assistance applying for supplemental food benefits - third Friday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m. - Sept. 20, Oct. 18. The Food Bank of Delaware offers assistance to apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps). Call Brenda Palomo, Food Bank of DE, to register or to get more information (424-3301, ext. 107).
  • What you need to know about resumes and online job applications - Tuesday, Oct. 1, noon to 12:30 p.m. If you want to ensure that your resume and online application won't get weeded out before a human has a chance to see it, you won't want to miss this 30 minute session. Bring a flash drive with your current resume on it. Registration is required. To register, call Hope at 222-3618 or email hope.ellsworth@lib.de.us.
  • A new job center tool for secure and reliable job searches - Thursday, Sept. 26, noon to 12:30 p.m. The best way to compete and secure a position online is to go directly to the company website and search their job openings. We have developed a tool to simplify this search. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618 or email hope.ellsworth@lib.de.us.
  • Intermediate Microsoft Word - Mondays, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., 6 weeks: 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28. This interactive program offers tools for improving your use of this very popular Microsoft word processor software program. A basic understanding of Microsoft Word is required. Must attend all six sessions and registration is required. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618 or email hope.ellsworth@lib.de.us.
  • Introduction to computers - in Spanish - Tuesdays, 5:30 to 7 p.m., 4 weeks: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8. For first time computer user. Registration is required and patron must attend all four classes. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618 or email hope.ellsworth@lib.de.us.
  • Introduction to computers - Thursdays, 5:30 to 7 p.m., 4 weeks: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10. For first time computer user. Registration is required and patron must attend all four classes. To register, call Hope at 222-3618 or email hope.ellsworth@lib.de.us.


Nanticoke Health golf tournament Delaware based Anesthesia Services, P.A. is the title sponsor of the Nanticoke Health Services 27th annual golf tournament on Thursday, Sept. 19 and Friday, Sept. 20, at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville. The proceeds from this year's tournaments will benefit Nanticoke's Mother and Baby Care Center through a new Fetal Monitoring System. Sponsorship opportunities are available to individuals and businesses. For details, visit www.nanticoke.org/golf, or contact the Nanticoke Health Services Foundation office at 536-5393 or email FioriC@nanticoke.org.

Woodland Ferry Festival The Woodland Ferry Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, in the historic community of Woodland. Vendors and exhibitors will line Woodland Church Road offering food, crafts, and a variety of exhibits and demonstrations. The "Battle of the Bands" between Seaford and Laurel High schools will take place on the ferry. Ferry rides for foot passengers will be offered throughout the day along with a silent auction and duck train rides for the kids. Entertainment provided by "The Good News Tour," Charlie Paparella and the "Olivet Church String Band" with guests the Lilley Family and the "Out of Order" bluegrass band. A breakfast will be held in the Woodland Church Community Hall beginning around 7:30 a.m. for a small fee. To vend or exhibit, contact Linda Allen at linda5nature@comcast.net or 629-5659 or Linda Hallbrook at heartwoodlinda@comcast.net or 381-4242.

BLADES EVENTS:

Oyster & Soft Crab Event The Blades Volunteer Fire Co. Auxiliary will hold another Oyster & Soft Crab Event on Friday, Sept. 27 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The menu includes oyster sandwiches, $8; pan fried soft crab sandwiches, $7.50; homemade desserts, fries and drinks. There will be more cooks this time so your wait won't be as long. Eat in or carry out.

LAUREL EVENTS:

Laurel Lions Train Show The Laurel Lions Train Show is back on track for Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Laurel Fire House. There will be train accessories, oyster sandwiches and live entertainment.

Discover the history of Laurel The Cook House, an early 20th century home, contains a wealth of photographs and artifacts documenting both the early and more recent history of Laurel. The house is open every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. through October. The Laurel Heritage Museum, located at 215 Mechanic St., in the former train station is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the week. The museum is also open on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. through October. The museum contains a collection of artifacts and many other articles of local interest.

LHS Class of '83 reunion Laurel High School Class of 1983 has set dates for its 30 year reunion event, Saturday, Oct. 26. If you have not received your invitation, contact Brian Dayton at 745-4476 or briandayton@mail.com.

Laurel Public Library Genealogy Help Session - Searching for your ancestors? Informal help with genealogy research is offered at the Laurel Library each month on the second Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the 2nd floor genealogy area. Library staff and volunteers will be available for consulting with beginners or those just needing advice on new strategies. Advice on using the library collection, the internet, or other resources will be the main topics. Contact normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Book Club celebrates anniversary - The Pageturner Book Club at Laurel Library celebrated its fourth anniversary this fall and is welcoming new members. The club meets at the library on the second Thursday of the month from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Join this group of eager readers as they discuss the selected books each month. Reading a good book is enjoyable but it's better when the experience can be shared. Contact normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Recognizing Alzheimer's Disease - If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it's time to learn the facts that distinguish this disease from the normal aging process. The Laurel Public Library and the Alzheimer's Association will present an informative session on the 10 early warning signs of Alzheimer's at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the library in the Mary Wootten Carpenter Room. Early detection may offer better chances to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. Presenter Jaime McGee gave an introductory program last spring; this in-depth follow-up session is free with no registration. Contact normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Fall Gardening Program - Laurel Public Library is pleased to partner with Sussex County Master Gardeners to bring "Putting your Garden to Bed" to area patrons at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Mary Wootten Carpenter Room at the library. Master Gardener, Cherie Dorfman will describe techniques and procedures that not only wrap up the growing season, but encourage a better yield next year. She will also take questions from the audience on gardening issues. Contact normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184.

Lions Club Journey for Sight The Laurel Lions Club's 26th annual Pet Culver Memorial Journey for Sight will be held on Sunday, Nov. 3, at Trap Pond State Park. Registration is at 12:15 p.m. and the walk, which is 5 miles, begins at 1 p.m. All clubs and organizations are welcome; teams of 5 or more will receive a 50% rebate on all money turned in the day of the event. For more information, call Pat Disharoon at 410-896-3371 or 410-726-4118.

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. Laureate Epsilon will automatically receive 10% of the check to benefit Relay For Life. For more information, call 228-5800.

BETHEL EVENTS:

Museum features Ida May exhibit Artifacts from the reconstruction project of the skipjack Ida May are now on display at the Bethel Heritage Museum. The exhibit focuses on the 1906 skipjack Ida May, which was restored by the Gladden brothers, Gordon and Elbert, from 2006 to 2011. The Ida May exhibit consists of artifacts and a documentary chronicling the renovation of the skipjack. The exhibit may be seen at the museum on Sept. 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Bethel Historical Society President Kevin Phillips at 858-3840.

DELMAR EVENTS:

Chamber seeks Citizen of the Year The Greater Delmar Chamber of Commerce is looking for their 2013 Citizen of the Year to honor at their annual banquet. The citizen chosen is honored each year by the chamber in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the community of Delmar. Nominees: must be a resident of the Delmar School District; must have made a contribution for the improvement of the community; must show commitment and contributions through local church, social, business, school, chamber or other community related projects; and must be a role model reflecting strong character. To nominate someone, visit www.delmar-chamberofcommerce.com and follow the directions to print the form. The ballot form may be returned to any one of the locations around the Delmar area, emailed or mailed to the chamber office at P.O. Box 416, Delmar, DE 19940. Ballot boxes are located at The Bank of Delmarva, Delmar Office; Delmar Town Hall; Delmar Post Office; Delmar Public Library and M & T Bank in Delmar. The deadline for nominations is Monday, Sept. 23. For more information, call Lisa Lloyd Ellis at The Bank of Delmarva at 410-742-9401.

Delmar Public Library Storytime for children ages 2 to 5 will be held on Wednesdays, Sept. 18 and 25, at 11 a.m. Join Miss Jessica for stories, songs, and crafts. Parents and caregivers are welcome. The Friends of the Delmar Public Library will hold a book and bake sale Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 19-21, in the Hayman Meeting Room at the Library. Thursday sales hours are 4 to 8 p.m.; Friday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations of home baked items are welcome. The 88 Books That Shaped America book discussion group resumes this fall on the second Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. Members choose one of the 88 Books from the list and present information about the book and its importance in shaping America. The next meeting is Oct. 8. For more information about the list, go to the Library of Congress website or call the library at 846-9894. Enjoy knitting and crochet? Join the Madhatters group on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m. Share your latest project, learn from others, or work on service projects for the community. The library will be downtown for the Town of Delmar's Heritage Day celebration, on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Browse the booths and festivities, enjoy the entertainment, eat good food, view classic cars, and stick around for fireworks at dusk. Stop by the library's booth to learn more about the library's construction project and the changes soon to come. Starting Friday, Sept. 27 at 1:30 p.m., Friendly Friday Folk, an educational and social discussion group, will begin. This group is open to all. On Sept. 27, Jamie Magee, Sussex County branch coordinator of the Alzheimer's Association, will compare normal aging and the beginning of Alzheimer's, plus present suggestions from current literature on delaying its onset. Friendly Friday Folk will meet weekly. For more information about these programs or other programs at the Delmar Public Library, call 846-9894 or visit the library.

Delmar Heritage Day Celebration The 2013 Delmar Heritage Day will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21. The day's activities, events and food vendors will be located in the downtown business district. The opening ceremony is scheduled to take place at 9 a.m. There will be a reenactment of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address performed by Dr. Arthur North at the caboose. He will be accompanied by Civil War photographer Mathew Brady, portrayed by John DeBeradi, and Union soldiers. There will be a car show at the Town Hall parking lot hosted by the Eastern Shore Region of Antique Automobile of America. The ribbon cutting for the new public safety building will take place along with tours of the facility. There will also be live musical and dance performances. Youth will be treated to air brush painting by Sunshine Entertainment as well a magic show. Fireworks will close the celebration at 8 p.m. at the Mason-Dixon Park. More event details and times can be found on the town website.

GREENWOOD EVENTS:

Greenwood VFC chicken bbq The Greenwood Vol. Fire Company chicken bbq will run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Sept. 29. Dinner includes half a chicken or leg quarters, roll, bag of chips and pickles for $7.

VFW to honor POW/MIA victims On Friday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m, the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post 7478 in Greenwood, along with the Greenwood Public Library, will offer a program in honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day. Take time to remember the men and women who were prisoners of war and those who are missing in action by watching a "reader's theater" production of the book, America's White Table by Margot Theis Raven. This program is free. For more information, call Donna at 349-5309. The Greenwood VFW Post 7478 is located on the corner of Mill Street and Governors Avenue in Greenwood.

Know the signs of Alzheimer's On Monday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m., at the Greenwood VFW Hall, Jamie Magee of the Alzheimer's Association will present the program, "Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters." The program is hosted by the Greenwood Library and is free and open to all. For questions, call Robin at 349-5309.

Library Card Sign Up Month September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Greenwood Public Library wants to make sure that all residents in Greenwood and surrounding areas have the smartest card of all - a library card. A library card opens up a world of opportunity for people of all ages, providing access to books, ebooks, magazines, music, movies, the Internet, and much more. During the month of September at the Greenwood Library, persons of all ages signing up for their very first card will be given a chance to enter drawings to be held Oct. 1, for a $20 Royal Farms gift card, a mini webcam, or stereo PC headset. For more information, contact the Greenwood Library at 302-349-5309 or visit www.greenwood.lib.de.us.

Cancer Support Group The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will host a Cancer Support Group on the second Monday of every month at 1 p.m. Beverly Turner, group facilitator, has many years of experience hosting support groups. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m., if any one would like to come and enjoy lunch before the group meets. The support group is free. For more information, call Site Manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.

BRIDGEVILLE EVENTS:

New Red Hat chapter Queen Alice Jeanne Marques has opened a new Red Hat Chapter, Red Hat Roses, in Bridgeville, for members of the Red Hat Society. The Red Hat Society is an international social organization for women ages 21 and up. For more information, visit www.RedHatsociety.com. For more information about the new chapter, call 236-9601.

Renew your Friends membership It's time to renew your annual membership to the Friends of the Bridgeville Library. Your financial support is necessary to continue our enrichment programs and increase the library's resources. For more information, contact Membership Chair Alice Min at 628-4616 or famgen88@comcast.net.

Basket Bingo The Bridgeville Fire Company Auxiliary will host a Basket Bingo on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Bridgeville Fire Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with games starting at 7. The grand door prize is the Hostess Baking Bundle in Ebony. There will be door prizes between every game, a 50/50 drawing, basket raffles and free refreshments during intermission. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For tickets or more information, call 337-7429 or 337-7446.

Golf benefit seeks sponsors, players The 7th Annual Bridgeville Charity Open Golf Tournament is Friday, Oct. 11, at Heritage Shores Golf Club in Bridgeville. Proceeds support the Bridgeville Kiwanis Foundation, Bridgeville Lions Club and Bridgeville Senior Center. The tournament format is a four-person scramble with prizes awarded to the top two foursomes in each flight, based on handicaps. Golfers will compete for prizes in other on-course games and contests. A souvenir gift package, which includes a golf shirt, will be provided to all participants and the event will feature a continental breakfast and buffet lunch at the Heritage Shores Club House. The tournament registration fee is $145 per player. Registration deadline is Sept. 20; however, late registrations are welcomed. Contact Peggy Smith at the town office at 337-7135 or visit www.bridgeville.delaware.gov.

Class of 1973 reunion The Woodbridge High School class of 1973 will hold its 40-year reunion Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Sussex Pines Country Club near Georgetown. The country club is located at 22426 Sussex Pines Road. Happy hour starts at 6 p.m., the class photo will be taken at 6:45 p.m. and the event will start at 7 p.m.

Bridgeville community yard sale The Town of Bridgeville will host a Community Yard Sale on Saturday, Sept. 21, beginning at 7 a.m., with lots of bargains throughout town.

TRIPS:

Alumni Association offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering trip through Holloway Tours for alumni, faculty and friends. Saturday, Sept. 21 - Smithsonian National Zoological Park - $29. Lunch is included in the tour. Checks, should be made payable to the Delmar Alumni Association and mailed to Dot Wolfgang, 36360 Bi-State Blvd., Delmar, DE 19940. For more information, call Wolfgang at 846-2366.

Trip to Atlanta, New Orleans Seaford WPS is sponsoring a nine day trip to Atlanta and New Orleans, Sept. 21-29. Cost is $995 per person and includes 8 nights lodging, 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners, tour of Atlanta including CNN, Stone Mountain Park, Montgomery, Ala., New Orleans, Mardi Gras World, Swamp tour, plantation and garden tour, riverboat cruise, World War II Museum, Jackson Brewery & Riverwalk, motor coach transportation and gratuities. For more information, call 629-4416.

Trip to American Music Theatre Only four seats are left for the trip to the American Music Theatre to see a Christmas show on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Cost is $58 per person. Contact Rose at 629-7180 if you are interested.

Trip to see 'Noah' Nanticoke Senior Center is offering a trip to Sight and Sound in Lancaster, Pa., to see Noah, a play which details a famous Bible story. The bus leaves the center at 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 18. Attendees will eat lunch at 11 upon arrival at the Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant and Smorgasbord, and then head to the 1 p.m. show. Cost is $95 for members and $100 for non-members, which includes coach bus transportation, lunch, and show ticket (gratuity for the bus driver is not included). Call 629-4939 for more information or to register.

Trip to see 'Noah' Liberating Power AME Zion Church of Bridgeville is sponsoring a trip to Lancaster to see the play, Noah, at the Millenium Theater on Thursday, Oct. 24. The cost is $110 and includes transportation, show and dinner buffet. A bus will leave from the Georgetown Walmart at 9 a.m. Contact Valerie Reeves for tickets and more information at 302-539-8212 or missval55@yahoo.com.

Trip to New York City The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host a day trip to New York City on Saturday, Nov. 30, in partnership with Jor Lyn Tour and Bus. The bus departs the center at 7 a.m. The cost of $145 includes motor coach transportation and tickets to the "Christmas Spectacular" at Radio City Music Hall. To register or for more information, call site manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.

Trip to Vermont The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 41 Schulze Road in Greenwood, will host a 4 day-3 night motor coach trip to Vermont from October 7 to October 10. Cost is $549 per person (double occupancy). Package includes three nights lodging in a local lodge, three breakfasts, gourmet luncheon at a local inn with a live cooking demonstration, two dinners, welcome reception, evening of entertainment, maple tasting at Morse Sugar Farm, taste the flavor of Green Mountain Coffee, Vermont Country Store, cheese tasting at Cabot Cheese, Ben & Jerry's ice Cream Factory Tour, Alpaca Farm, Apple Orchard and Cider Mill, Danforth Pewter, souvenir gift, luggage handling, all taxes and meal gratuities and motor coach transportation. "Taste the Flavor of Vermont". For more information or to register, call the Site Manager, Dixie Carlisle at 302-349-5237.

AARP offers trip AARP Chapter 1084 is offering a trip to Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun and Mystic Village, Nov. 5-7. New price and itinerary. Arrive at Great Cedar Hotel late afternoon and enjoy the buffet at your leisure. Next day is Mohegan Sun and Mystic. Two dinner buffets and two breakfast buffets included plus comps. Cost: $280 per person/doubles. AARP Chapter 1084 members call for special offer. Contact Rose at 629-7180 for more information.

Miracle of Christmas bus trip Caroline County AARP is offering a bus trip to see the Miracle of Christmas at the Millennium Theatre on Friday, Dec. 6 in Lancaster, Pa. The package includes dinner at Shady Maple Smorgasbord, shopping at Rockvale Outlets, Tanger Outlets or Kitchen Kettle Village, motor coach transportation and all taxes and meal gratuities. Cost is $130 per person. For more information, contact Peggy Perry at 410-822-2314.

Winter Cruise Getaway Once again, Dr. Marie Wolfgang is sponsoring a 10 night cruise as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. On Feb. 8, 2014, set sail from Baltimore to the Western Caribbean on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines' "Grandeur of the Seas." Stops include Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth (Jamaica), and Labadee, Haiti (the private island). Transportation to and from Baltimore is available from Seaford via chartered bus. You may obtain a brochure from Dr. Wolfgang's office at 1 Cedar Ave., Seaford, or by contacting Dori at Boscov's travel. Space is limited.

MEETINGS:

Laurel Historical Society meeting The fall meeting of the Laurel Historical Society will be held on Thursday, Sept. 19, at St. Philips Episcopal Church at 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel. Featured speaker is Madeline Dunn, curator of education - historian with the Delaware Department of Historical & Cultural Affairs. Dunn's talk, "Voices from the Past: The Relocation of the County Seat in Sussex County," is something you won't want to miss. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a short business meeting at 7, followed by Dunn's presentation. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of her talk. Laurel Historical Society members as well as members of the general public are invited.

Pettyjohn to hold meetings Sen. Brian Pettyjohn (R-Georgetown) has announced that he will host a monthly "Coffee with Constituents" meeting. The Senator encourages District 19 residents to stop by to ask a question or share a concern on issues relating to the district or state government. The meetings will take place on the third Saturday of every month, between 8 and 10 a.m. with the location rotating between Bridgeville, Georgetown and Long Neck.

Sea Purls knitting group The "Sea Purls" Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown on the corner of Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road. Lunch is available. New members are always welcome. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.

Writers' Group hosts Candy Abbott Kingdom Writers Fellowship (KWF) will host Candy Abbott as their speaker at their meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 17. Candy, author, speaker and managing partner of Fruitbearer Publishing in Georgetown, will discuss, "Agents, proposals, and editors as they relate to self-publishing." KWF meets at 6:30 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, Seaford. Anyone with an interest in writing is invited. Call 628-4594 for more information.

Widowed Persons meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 12:15 p.m. at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. The planned guest speaker will be William Messenger, representing the Southern Delaware Toastmaster's Club. Widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.

Laurel History Group will meet The Life in Laurel History Roundtable Discussion Group will continue meeting throughout the summer on the last Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., in the meeting room of the Laurel Public Library. Area residents interested in learning about Laurel history are encouraged to attend. Native and newcomers both will discover interesting facts and stories about the rich history of this town. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184.

Genealogical Society meeting The Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS) has announced the program for its upcoming meeting on Saturday, Sept. 21. Entitled "Google Tools for Genealogy." The program will be delivered by Leah Youse, MLIS and will provide information a researcher needs to utilize several advanced search techniques that will take one's genealogical research to the next level, as well as serve as an introduction to Google Translate and GoogleBooks. The general business meeting followed by the presentation will begin at 10:30 a.m., at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library in the upstairs meeting room.

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.

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

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.

DAR Mary Vining Chapter The DAR Mary Vining Chapter meets again in September, November, December, January, February, March, May on the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Seaford Library. To join DAR, contact any member or visit the DAR Mary Vining website for more information.

9-12 Group meeting Meetings for the 9-12 Group will take place on the second Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Millsboro Fire Hall (behind the fire house). The 9-12 meetings are about local, state and national politics. For more information, visit 912DelawarePatriots.com.

Airport Advisory Committee Meeting The Sussex County Airport Advisory Meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, 21911 Rudder Ln., Georgetown.

NARFE meeting Western Sussex Chapter 1992 of the NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association) will meet at noon on Monday, Sept. 16, for a pot luck luncheon at the home of Les and Betty Martens, 9298 Middleford Rd., Seaford. Guest speaker will be Lauren Bruckner, child advocate. For more information, call Les Martens at 629-9789.

Crown Collectors Club meeting First State Keepsake Crown Collectors Club (FSKCCC) will meet at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15, at the Hallmark Store in the Seaford Village, Seaford. FSKCCC members will host a bingo party at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Golden Meadows in Delmar.

League of Women Voters meeting The League of Women Voters of Sussex County will hold an open meeting for all women and men who are interested in democracy and our communities. The meeting will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, at Beebe Health Campus, Rehoboth Beach.

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 details about the program, contact Cub Master Clifford Alpert at 228-2390 or calpert1@comcast.net.

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:

NAACP holds annual banquet The Fifteenth Annual Freedom Fund Banquet of the Lower Sussex NAACP will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Grace United Methodist Church, King and Market streets, Georgetown. Keynote speaker is Benjamin Mobley, a financial advisor. This year's honorees are Peggy Trott of Georgetown, Darien Jones of Georgetown and Kevin McKinney of Rehoboth. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. For more information, email lowersussexnaacp@yahoo.com or call 856-6534.

ALS Walk in Rehoboth Beach Walk in the ALS Walk in Rehoboth Beach with Don's Angels on Saturday, Sept. 14. Don's Angels is walking to raise money for a cure in memory of Pastor Don Murray of St. Paul's UMC. The team will meet for registration at the Rehoboth Bandstand at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call Betty at 875-2713 or Kelly at 752-7032. If you are unable to walk but would like to make a donation, call Betty or Kelly.

Open Air Market The Town of Georgetown will host an "Open Air Market" Tag/Yard/Rummage/Craft Sale from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 14, on The Circle. Premium space around The Circle is available to set up tables and/or displays to sell merchandise, including new, used, artwork, crafts, garage, yard, and vintage items. For individuals/organizations interested in participating, call Town Hall at 856-7391 for details. The deadline for reserving a space is Sept. 12.

'Food for Life' class The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PRCM), a nonprofit dedicated to promoting medicine, is offering a cooking class on nutrition for preventing or treating type 2 diabetes at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Georgetown Public Library. Local instructor and pharmacist, Michele Williams, will cover diabetes nutrition topics and guide participants through the preparation of tasty and easy to prepare recipes.

Historic District Study Committee The Town of Georgetown is looking for residents who are interested in participating in a Historic District Study Committee. Through preservation of our historic structures, neighborhoods and archeological sites we retain a tangible connection to our past and inspire future progress. The Study Committee will meet bi-monthly, and provide a monthly update to Town Council. The committee's initial focus will be:
  • Permitted uses in the Historic District;
  • Design standards for building materials within the Historic District;
  • Feasibility of expanding the Historic District.
For more information or to sign up to participate, contact Town Hall at 856-7391.

Country breakfast buffet The Galestown Ruritan Club country breakfast buffet is held the last Sunday of the month from 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.

Players present Les Miserables The Possum Point Players are honored to be the first theatrical group in Delaware and the Delmarva Peninsula to bring a complete version of Les Miserables, the world's longest running musical sensation. Les Misérables is being performed at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Rd., Georgetown, on Sept. 20-22, 27-29 and Oct. 4-6, at 7:30 p.m. for Friday and Saturday performances and 2 p.m. for Sunday matinees. Tickets, which are $23 for adults and $22 for students and seniors, are on sale online at www.possumpointplayers.org or by calling the PPP ticketline at 856-4560.

Auditions for concert Auditions for experienced singers who read music will be held at noon on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Epworth Church, Rehoboth Beach. Singers will comprise the chorus for a concert version of Showboat and Porgy and Bess on Nov. 16. Rehearsals will be held on Thursday, Nov. 14, Friday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Nov. 16. For more information, call 302-644-8752 or 610-390-9339.

Stamp and Postcard Show The Dover Stamp Club will host its 62nd Stamp and Postcard Show on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Camden-Wyoming Fire Hall in Camden. Refreshments will be available. Free admission.