ALL ABOUT SEAFORD:
Haley's Arms benefit concert A Gospel Music Benefit Concert, Haley's Arms, will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, at Nanticoke Senior Center, 1001 W. Locust St., Seaford. The lineup of gospel singers includes Laura Mitchell, Thom Slaughter (Second Wind Ministry), Jerry Jones and the Kings Ambassadors. No tickets are required. A love offering will be requested to help provide 16-year-old Haley Shiber with WREX Arms, enabling her to have the use of her arms. This special apparatus costs $5,000. Haley has cerebral palsy and cannot use her arms without them. All proceeds will go to Haley. Snacks will be available for purchase. For more information, call Grace Kelly at 302-381-3879 or Jeannie Jones, Jerry Jones Ministries, at 302-228-4813. The benefit concert is provided by God's Girls Ministry.
Concord reunion planned The Sons, Daughters & Friends of Concord 92nd Reunion will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Concord United Methodist Church. There will be fellowship, a dedication, and memorial service to honor those sons, daughters and friends of Concord who have passed away since last year. The Rev. Diane E. Melson will deliver a brief message and guests will be entertained with music by Bob DiGennaro, Joe Hall and Derek Mullen. A chicken and dumpling dinner will follow at 4 p.m. at the community house. The public is invited to the service and dinner. Dinner is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 4 to 12 and free for ages 3 and under. The church will be open for visitors to see items of historical interest to the neighborhood and church and commemorative items will be for sale. For more information, contact Secretary Judy Kohlenberg at 629-0687. Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Nanticoke Senior Center (NSC) and Footlight Productions will present a Fall Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at NSC on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6, and the menu includes salad, lasagna, Italian bread and dessert. At 7, Footlight Productions will perform a murder mystery. Tickets are $30 for one ticket or $50 for two tickets. Purchase your tickets at the center or online at www.nanticokeseniorcenter.com.
Basket Bingo Nanticoke Senior Center will offer a Fall Basket Bingo Event on Thursday, Nov. 7. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and games will start at 7. There will be many special baskets, extra games, raffle items, a silent auction, and over 30 chances to win a prize. Prizes include Longaberger baskets, Thirty-One bags and Vera Bradley bags. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Purchase your tickets at the center or online at www.nanticokeseniorcenter.com.
Library Book Sale The Seaford District Library will have a Book Sale in the Woodruff Room of the current building (600 N. Market St.) from Oct. 18-21. Most of the books will come from the weeding process that has been going on at the library for the past few months plus donations received over that time. We are not in need of further books from a quantity standpoint, but do bring any books you would like to give to the sale. Library staff will be responsible for arranging the books for the sale. The Friends need volunteers to help collect money and replenish books on tables as they are sold. The following shifts are available: Friday, Oct. 18: 4-6 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19: 10 a.m.-noon; noon-2 p.m.; 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20: 1-3 p.m. or 3-5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21: 9-11 a.m. or 11 a.m.-1 p.m. There is a bag sale on Monday. To volunteer, contact Jean Gandek at 629-2255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bingo at the Elks Lodge Cash Bingo at the Seaford Elks Lodge every third Sunday of the month. 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.
St. Jude Bike-a-thon dining Even though the event (local bike-a-thon) takes place on Sunday, Oct. 13, two local restaurants are showing their support by providing a special St. Jude night whereby 10% of sales will be donated to St. Jude. Pizza King held a fundraiser this past Monday. On Monday, Oct. 7, from 4 until 10 p.m. the Texas Roadhouse will be donating part of its sales. More than $1 million per day is needed for St. Jude to operate, yet not one child is denied treatment regardless of financial need. Remember to stop by City Hall, Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club, or Nemours Clinic to pick up your coupon for these fundraisers. The coupons must be presented. If you would like to know more about how to get involved in the bike-a-thon or need materials, call 629-3964.
Kiwanis Club Auction Seaford Kiwanis Club will be holding their annual auction on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club in Seaford. Preview is at 9 a.m. Auction begins at 9:30 a.m. The auction is open to the public. Admission is free. Refreshments will be on sale. The auction will feature items such as toys, furniture, lawn care products and/or services, gift certificates and hundreds of articles for sale to the highest bidder. Also up for auction is a 1978 450 5L Mercedes convertible with hard top.
Seaford Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled for October. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Children's Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 6-8. $40, includes light lunch. Saturday, Oct. 12, 1 to 4 p.m. - Watercolor with Kurt Plinke, $60 public, $50 members. Sunday, Oct. 20, 1 to 3 p.m. - Card Making with Betty Speer, $22. Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Children's Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 9-12, $40, includes light lunch. Ongoing classes Mondays - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Impressionistic Oil Painting with Linda Steere, $90/month, $80 members. 6 to 9 p.m. - Classic Realism in Oil with John Shisler, $65 public, $55 members. Wednesdays - 6 to 8 p.m. - Watercolor with Nancy Laprad, in her home, $55 public, $50 members. Fridays. - 9 to 11 a.m. - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.
Chicken barbecue benefit Enjoy a chicken barbecue on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. until at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church on Stein Highway, Seaford. The $8 platter includes 1/3 chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, roll; carnitas and sodas will also be for sale. Proceeds will benefit various ministries/organizations at the church.
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.
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.
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.
Longaberger Basket Bingo Seaford Library and Cultural Center will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Seaford Moose Lodge. The filled basket bingo will consist of 20 games and will feature several Longaberger baskets as prizes. Advance tickets, which are $20 per person, $25 at the door, include a chance to win the Longaberger Work Around basket and Longaberger Flameware 12 " Braiser. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, call the library at 629-2524.
Annual Roast Beef Dinner Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church in Seaford will serve their annual Roast Beef Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25. The meal is served buffet style and features roast beef/gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables, salads and homemade desserts. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for youth and under 5 are free. For more information, call 629-4458.
Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast An Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast to support the Alzheimer's Association DVC-Lofland Park Center will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee's in Seaford. Cost is $6 per person.
ALL ABOUT LAUREL:
Trap Pond Partners meeting Trap Pond Partners will hold its Annual Meeting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, in the Baldcypress Nature Center at Trap Pond State Park. Beth Wasden, volunteer and outreach coordinator of The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance, will be the featured speaker. NWA, a bi-state non-profit organization that seeks to conserve the natural, cultural and recreational resources of the Nanticoke Watershed, is well known for its volunteer Creekwatchers program. Beth will speak on the success of the Creekwatchers program and the water quality trends in the Nanticoke Watershed. Trap Pond is part of the Nanticoke Watershed. All Trap Pond Partners meetings are open to the public. For more information, visit www.trappondpartners.net or call the Baldcypress Nature Center at 875-5163.
Laurel Library Discover Line Dancing - Learn several different styles of line dancing, from traditional folk dances to today's electric slide at the Laurel Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m. Presenter Nancy Muller will discuss the evolution of line dancing, and conclude with demonstrations and audience participation. No registration required. Bring your dancing shoes, enjoy the music and expect a good time for adults and teens. For more information, email email@example.com or call 875-3184. Recent Reads - Drop in and sample the weekly Book Club at Laurel Public Library, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Bring whatever you're reading, e-books or audiobooks too, anything goes. All are welcome for light refreshments and conversation. Call Wenona for details at 875-3184. Tech Talk - Now, four times a week. Jack the Tech Guy, is available to answer all your questions, from simple to stumpers, every Monday through Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, call the library at 875-3184. Drop-in Chess - BYOB (bring your own board) to Laurel Public Library on Saturdays for a challenging game of chess. Meet people who share your interest in the game. Drop-in, 10 a.m. and stay as long as you want until 2 p.m. Call Norma Jean for information at 875-3184 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy Knitters - Knitting is alive and well at Laurel Public Library at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays. Bring in a needlework project to work on and join the group. Library closed - Laurel Public Library will be closed Thursday, Oct. 3. Return materials in the book drop on Delaware Avenue. You may leave phone messages at 875-3184, or chat with an online librarian from the library website (laurel.lib.de.us). Use instant messaging or click on Ask-a-Librarian Delaware. Walk-in Job Search Assistance - The Job Center program at the Laurel Public Library offers one-on-one assistance to develop or update a resume, learn reliable job search skills and get help applying for jobs online. Monday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., by appointment only. Register at the Circulation Desk by Friday, Oct 4. Location: Laurel Public Library, 2nd Floor. Contact: Dana Bowden at email@example.com or 875-3184. Tween Night at the Library - Tween Night offers a chance for tweens (ages 9-12) to create, discover and play. Join us for food, games and fun on Friday, Oct. 4, 5 to 6:30 p.m., in the Mary Wootten Carpenter Room. For more information, contact Tameca Beckett at 875-3184.
Holiday Craft Sale A Holiday Craft Sale to benefit the Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Laurel Fire Department. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase. To reserve tables (one table is $10, additional tables are $5), contact Denice Hill at 542-7431 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Denise Steele at 228-4480 or email@example.com. Vendor set-up is Friday, Nov. 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 16 from 6 to 8 a.m. Items must be removed by 4 p.m. Space is limited so reserve early.
Church Bazaar Bethany Community Church Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Laurel Grange Hall, on Rt. 9. There will be handmade fall and Christmas items for decor, gifts and more. Also, canned items, a baked goods table and a door prize. Chicken salad, pulled pork, chili, peas and dumplings and drinks. Stay in or take out.
Laurel Lions Train Show The Laurel Lions Train Show is scheduled 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.
BBQ at Mr. Pepper's A Chicken BBQ will be held on Saturdays at Mr. Pepper's Pumpkin Patch, which is located three miles east of Laurel on Rt. 24. U-pick pumpkins, mums, Indian corn, weekend hayrides, jungle maze and more. For more information, call 875-3939.
Thirty-One Bingo The Laurel Lioness Club "Thirty-One" Bingo will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Laurel Fire Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7. Free desserts, door prizes, raffle and 50/50. Tickets are $20 in advance and at the door. Purchase tickets from any Laurel Lioness or call Carole McCrea at 875-5597. Proceeds will be used for scholarships and community donations.
Discover 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 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. Laureate Epsilon will automatically receive 10% of the check to benefit Relay For Life. For more information, call 228-5800.
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.
Awards dinner planned The awards dinner to honor the Laurel Businessman of the Year, Donald Dykes and the Laurel Citizen of the Year, Biff Lee will be held at the Laurel Fire Department on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and are available at the Laurel Chamber (the Laurel Train Station).
ALL ABOUT DELMAR:
Delmar High School Homecoming The Delmar High School Homecoming game and parade will take place Saturday, Oct. 12. The parade will start at 11 a.m. and will begin on Pennsylvania Avenue and end at the high school. The kickoff for the game is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.
Beef and Dumpling Dinner The Delmar New Century Club will hold a Beef and Dumpling Dinner from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Delmar VFW. Tickets are $12 each and can be purchased from any member. There will also be a silent action. For more information, call 846-9880.
St. Stephens Church fundraiser St. Stephens UMC will have a Love Light Tree to raise money for its many ministries. A Love Light Tree is a Christmas tree decorated with multi-color lights for Christmas and the different colored lights represent different types of ways of honoring loved ones. A minimum of $5 is requested per light and larger gifts are welcome. Checks should be payable to St. Stephens Church with "Love Light Tree," in the memo. Mail checks to: St. Stephens Church, 101 East State St., Delmar, DE 19940.
Sandwich Sale Delmar Church of God of Prophecy in Laurel will hold a Sandwich Sale featuring oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, soft crabs, chicken salad and more on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be baked goods, homemade ice cream and soups. Yard sale space is available for $10. Call 443-235-5494 for space. The church phone number is 875-7824. The church is located three miles north of the Maryland/Delaware state line.
28th Annual Holiday Train Show The DelMarVa Model Railroad Club will host its free Holiday Train Show, Open House & Sale at 103 E. State St., Delmar, on the second floor of Camelot Hall. There is something for everyone, with well over 5,000 square feet of trains with 10 train layouts, drawings, games and gifts for the kids, food and hundreds of model railroad items for sale. This will be the largest celebration yet. The event will take place on the following dates: Saturday, Nov. 30, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 1, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 5, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 12, noon to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Greg Coughlin at 536-1418 or Scalelike_ind@Comcast.net, or visit www.delmarvamodelrailroadclub.org.
ALL ABOUT GREENWOOD:
Dog training open forum On Thursday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m., at Hickory Ridge Community Church, the Greenwood Library will sponsor a dog training open forum with local dog trainer Nancy LaFontaine, who will share tips and techniques useful in dealing with common problems that dog owners face. She will demonstrate with her own dog and will also welcome questions and comments from the audience. The program is free and open to everyone, but please leave dogs at home. Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult. Hickory Ridge Community Church is located at 12237 Sussex Hwy., on northbound Rt. 13 about 1 mile north of the intersection of Rt. 13 and Rt. 16, Greenwood. The program will be held in the church's fellowship area in the basement. For more information, contact the Greenwood Public Library at 349-5309.
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.
Warming Tree Project A Warming Tree Project is being conducted by the Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW 7478 for school children who are in need. Items being collected include: new socks for boys and girls, new gloves and mittens, hats and caps, scarves, sweatshirts, sweaters, and coats. Winter outwear must be new or gently used, cleaned aernd mended. Sweatshirts should be in the following school colors: tan, navy blue, light blue, and white. Items can be dropped off at the residence of M. S. Russell, 102 Maryland Ave., Greenwood, DE 19950. Due date is Oct. 20. For more information, the contact number is 349-4220 for Michaele Russell, secretary.
Candy drive for the troops The Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW 7478 in Greenwood announces a Halloween candy drive for the troops in Afghanistan. No chocolate candy can be shipped due to melting. Examples of candy that will hold up are: Halloween peeps, Brach's Halloween candy corn, pumpkins and mixed Halloween symbols, tootsie roll pops, Twizzlers, Skittles, gum, hard candy, boxes of ginger snap cookies. Also financial donations to help with the cost of shipping are appreciated. Checks can be made payable to: LAVFW 7478 and sent to: Michaele Russell, Secretary; PO Box 900; Greenwood, DE 19950. Candy can be delivered to: Michaele For more information, call 349-4220. Donations of candy and/or checks must be delivered by Oct. 20, in order to arrive by Halloween for the troops in Afghanistan.
Chicken BBQ library fundraiser On Saturday, Oct. 5, the Friends of the Greenwood Public Library invite you to support the Greenwood Library while enjoying a barbecue chicken meal at the Kiwanis Chicken Barbecue four miles west of Bridgeville on Seashore Highway (Rt. 404). The chicken will be available at 8:30 a.m. until it is sold out. The Friends will also hold a bake sale of homemade goodies. The Friends of the Greenwood Library will receive a portion of all proceeds for that date which will be used to help fund the construction and furnishing of the library currently being built in Greenwood.
ALL ABOUT BRIDGEVILLE:
Kiwanis house decorating contest Kiwanis Club of Bridgeville is again Sponsoring The Apple-Scrapple Home Decorating Contest. Houses within Bridgeville Town limits Displaying Festival Themed Decorations will be judged on creativity, originality and quantity. Judging will take place on Thursday, Oct. 10. Winners will have Kiwanis signs placed in their yards. Winners receive cash prizes. Signs must be returned/picked up by Bridgeville Kiwanians.
Bridgeville Library Lap Sit - Lap Sit on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years Story time - Tuesdays, 11 a.m. for ages 2 to 4; Thursdays, 11 a.m. for ages 4 to 6 Family Nights - Third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 15 - Perfect Pumpkin Party Nov. 19 - Terrific Thanksgiving Turkeys Computer Skills and E-reader Classes - Each month the library offers computer classes with various topics.
Additionally, e-reader classes and demonstrations are offered. Dates vary; check our Facebook page or website for details. Apple Scrapple Events: Saturday, Oct. 12 - Join in on the fun! The Children's Area will have pony rides, rock climbing, games, crafts and fun. We are located beside the police station on Market Street. Thursday, Oct. 10 from 4 to 10 p.m. is our Hometown Carnival Night with a Pay-One-Price Bracelet$18; Friday, Oct. 11 from 4 to 10 p.m. is our POP Bracelet $20 and all day Saturday, Oct. 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. is 1 ticket for $1 or 25 tickets for $20. Come out to support your local library! Tuesday, Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m., join us for the Teen Book Talk on "The Fault in our Stars" by John Green. Pizza & drinks will be provided. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 5:30 p.m. we will enjoy a Teen Fall Fest with food, costumes, games, performers and more. Geocaching 101 - Join us for Geocaching 101; learn how this popular scavenger hunt works. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, John Tomeski will educate participants on geo-caching with an introduction, history, how-to and an actual geo-cache. A light luncheon will be served after the program. Open House - On Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be an open house. Join us for a great day of fun. Events will include storytime, e-reader demonstrations, refreshments and a special guest performance. Recent Reads at your Library - Join us for a relaxing group discussion of your favorite recent read, author or book. We meet on the third Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. A light luncheon is served. 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. Meeting room rental opportunities - The library meeting room has a 200 person capacity; it includes a projector, screen and microphones. Organizations wishing to rent the room should call the library for availability. The fees are: Full day (more than 4 hours) - For-profit: $150; Non-profit: $50; Half day (less than 4 hours) - For-profit: $75; Non-profit: $50. The meeting room cannot be used for personal events such as birthday parties, baby showers, etc. New services - Document scanning and notary service: call the library for availability and pricing. Library closings - Staff Development Day - Thursday, Oct. 3; Closing at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11; Apple Scrapple - Saturday, Oct. 12; Columbus Day - Monday, Oct. 14; Thanksgiving - Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29. All programming is free and open to everyone. For more information, contact the library at 337-7401, ext. 101. Visit our new website at www.bridgevillelibrary.com and "like" our Facebook page.
Golf benefit 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.
ALL ABOUT BETHEL:
Vietnam exhibit at Bethel Museum The Bethel Museum presents an exhibit honoring the Delaware men and women who served in the Vietnam War. Visit with Nancy Lynch who wrote the "Vietnam Mailbag" columns in the News Journal during the Vietnam War. She will feature pictures and letters from Delawareans who were in Vietnam. The Delaware Archives will also have an exhibit about Vietnam during the Vietnam War. This is a great way for you to help celebrate Veterans' Day and to honor our Delaware veterans. The Bethel Museum, which is located at 312 First St., Bethel, will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. on the following Sundays - Oct. 13 and 27 and Nov. 10 and 17. The museum continues to feature exhibits on the historic sailing rams and other boats built in Bethel.
ALL ABOUT FEDERALSBURG:
Stubby Knuckles to perform Friday Nites in Caroline presents a free performance by Blues piano player Stubby Knuckles at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18, at Caroline County Public Library in Federalsburg. The performance is free and everyone is welcome to attend. Stubby Knuckles has a style reminiscent of the traditional Chicago blues piano sound of Otis Spann or of Memphis Slim with a New Orleans twist. For more information, contact the library at 410-479-1343 or email@example.com.
ALL ABOUT GALESTOWN:
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.
ALL ABOUT GEORGETOWN:
Historic District Study 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:
For more information or to sign up to participate, contact Town Hall at 856-7391.
- Permitted uses in the Historic District;
- Design standards for building materials within the Historic District;
- Feasibility of expanding the Historic District.
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, Oct. 4-6, at 7:30 p.m. for Friday and Saturday performances and 2 p.m. for Sunday matinee. 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.
The Book Event The Book Event, sponsored by Delmarva Christian Writers' Fellowship (DCWF), will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Crossroad Community Church, Georgetown. Admission is one non-perishable food item that will be donated to the church's Thanksgiving Blessings Basket. The event features the soon-to-be released Christmas, Volume 2, an anthology by members of DCWF. Among the 22 featured Christian authors are Candy Abbott, Eva Maddox, Alisha Broughton, David Michael Smith, Karen Whiting, Cathy Gohlke, Dalen Keys and Carrie Turansky. In addition to book sales, the family friendly event will also include door prizes, refreshments, a Shriner's clown and other entertainment. For more information, contact Judi Folmsbee, Book Event coordinator, at 302-684-3603 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALL ABOUT TRIPS:
Sight and Sound Theater Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville is taking a bus trip to Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster, Pa., to see "The Miracle of Christmas," on Friday, Dec. 6. Cost is $101.42 per person and includes bus, show and dinner at Miller's Smorgasboard. Reservations are being accepted along with a deposit of $50 per person. Final payment is due Friday, Nov. 15. For more information and to make reservations, call Joan Hastings, program director at 337-7409, ext. 16. Checks should be made payable to UUMC, designating "Sight and Sound" on the memo line.
Laurel Senior Center trips The Laurel Senior Center is offering several trips in the coming months. Oct. 31 - Shopping trip to Christiana Mall, $22 Nov. 13 - Shopping trip to Arundel Mills & Annapolis Mall, $24 Dec. 2 - Radio City Music Hall "Christmas Spectacular," $115 All ages are welcome and you do not need to be a member to travel with the Laurel Senior Center. For more information, call 875-2536.
Lancaster for '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 email@example.com.
Alumni Association offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trips through Holloway Tours for alumni, family and friends. Saturday, Nov. 9 - "Another Mystery Trip with IRV" - What are we going to do? Where are we going? You will have something to eat plus lots of fun and laughs. $99 Saturday, Nov. 30 - American Music Theater presents its "2013 Christmas Show" - This show will put you in the Christmas spirit. After the show dinner will be at Cracker Barrel across the street, on your own. $89 Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - Philadelphia Flower Show, TBA 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. 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.
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.
Foxwoods, Connecticut Foxwoods, Ct., Nov 5 - 7, $250 per person/double occupancy. 2 buffet breakfasts and 2 buffet dinners included. You can go to Mohegan Sun next day or stay on the bus and go to Mystic Village for a few hours, then return to Foxwoods for dinner. At Mohegan visit the large waterfall inside. At Foxwoods, take a walk through the beautiful tunnel or ride the free shuttle over to the MGM Grand. Contact Rose for more info at 302-629-7180.
Miracle of Christmas 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.
ALL ABOUT MEETINGS:
State Sen. Brian Pettyjohn 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. The meeting is open to the pubic. No reservations are needed. More information is available by calling Gloria Burton at 629-3470.
Toastmasters Club Southern Delaware Toastmasters Club meets at the Crossroad Community Church, Georgetown. Club meetings are still being held the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. Toastmasters International, an educational, leadership and communication organization, has existed since 1924. Anyone interested in improving their speaking skills should attend.
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.
Laurel History Group The Life in Laurel History Roundtable Discussion Group meets 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 details email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 875-3184.
Power Squadron 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 email@example.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.
'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.
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.
Laurel Cub Scouts 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
HAPPEN holds meeting The members of HAPPEN, HearnsPond Association for its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Library. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.
Sussex County Marines Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at the VFW Virgil Wilson Post 4961, Middleford Road, Seaford.
Writers group Have you always wanted to write stories, articles or a book, but didn't know how to begin? Have you drafted some manuscripts, but need help getting them published? Whether you are a novice or professional, you are invited to join Kingdom Writers Fellowship. This group meets monthly on the third Tuesday evening at Grace Baptist Church in Seaford. For more information, call 858-2239 or 628-4594.
Widowed Persons meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Stargate Diner. Widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come by and join us. We all enjoy the trips, lunches, dinners, etc., that we do.
THINGS TO DO ELSEWHERE:
Camp Barnes Golf Tournament The Delaware State Police will host a golf tournament at noon on Friday, Oct. 4, which benefits Camp Barnes. The tournament will be held at Kings Creek Country Club in Rehoboth. Money raised from the golf tournament will benefit Camp Barnes, an overnight residential camp run by the Delaware State Police. The camp, which is open to children between the ages of 10 and 13 at no cost, accommodates 60 campers per week for 6 weeks from early July through August.
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. This year's theme is the State Herb. The show will feature members and youth exhibits, a wide array of Philatelic materials including supplies, special anniversary cancellation, bid boxes, searching table for young collectors and more. Refreshments will be available. Free admission.
Seniors archery tournament Delaware Senior Olympics, for ages 50 to 100, attracts over 1,200 athletes annually to the senior games. The next scheduled archery event will attract Delaware and surrounding state participants hoping for a gold, silver or bronze medal award. The Mid-Del Archery Club, located five miles west of Harrington on Rt. 14, will host the archery tournament on Sunday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. Bring your lawn chairs and binoculars. For more information, contact Dave Slack at 302-359-4671 or Jim Roberts at 302-264-1755. For registration, directions and more information, visit www.mid-delarchers.com.
Goodies & Goblins Visit the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village in Dover for Goodies & Goblins on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Trick or treat and take part in the 1890s Village & Costume Contest. Judging is from 5 to 6 p.m. Admission is $1 per person. For more information, visit www.agriculturalmuseum.org.
SPCA anniversary gala The Delaware SPCA will host its 140th Anniversary Gala - Canines on the Catwalk - at Greenville Country Club from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16. For tickets, information and sponsorship opportunities, email email@example.com or call 302-998-2281, ext. 330.
Pageant seeks contestants The 2014 Miss Sussex County & Miss Georgetown Scholarship Organization seeks contestants ages 4 to 24, for their program in November. The divisions include: Little Miss 4-6, Juvenile Miss 7-9, Junior Miss 10-12, Teen 13-17, and Miss 17-24 years of age. Deadline for applications is Oct. 1. The new Miss Sussex County & Miss Georgetown 2014 will have an opportunity to represent Sussex County and Georgetown at the Miss Delaware Pageant in June 2014. The new titleholders will also be able to travel and make appearances throughout the year. This scholarship pageant is open to young women between the ages of 17 to 24, that either work, live or attend school in Delaware. Seventeen year olds must be a high school senior. Scholarships will be awarded to the new titleholders. The new Sussex and Georgetown Outstanding Teen titleholders will have an opportunity to compete in the Miss Delaware's Outstanding Teen program in 2014. For applications and more information, contact Alison Dubinski at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-898-1558.
Holiday Auction, Tastes of Milford The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford (CCGM) will host the seventh annual Holiday Auction & Tastes of Milford on Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Rookery North in Milford from 6 to 9 p.m. Co-beneficiary is The Mispillion Art League. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 at the door. Auctioneer Dave Wilson will conduct the Live Auction. Items (with a minimum value of $25) for the silent and live auction are being accepted. Around 15 local restaurants and caterers will participate this year, offering "tastes" from businesses in the greater Milford area. Sponsors are also needed. Levels range from $1,000 Corporate Level to $50 for Friend of the Chamber. Many sponsorships include tickets to the event. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the CCGM at 422-3344, email email@example.com, visit www.milfordchamber.com, or like us on Facebook.