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 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.
Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 15 Nanticoke Senior Center's 2013 Holiday Bazaar promises to be bigger and better than ever. Plan to begin your Christmas shopping at this event on Friday, Nov. 15 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. or Saturday, Nov. 16 between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Table rentals are available for vendors at $5 per table for members or $10 per table for non-members. Call 629-4939 for more information.
Nutrition Outreach Drivers needed Nanticoke Senior Center Nutrition Outreach Services delivers nutritious meals three days a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) to eligible individuals who are located within the boundaries of Seaford. We are so thankful to all our current volunteer drivers, and we are looking for more volunteers to join this group of generous members. If interested, you can sign up to help on days/times that are convenient for you. If you are interested in participating, contact the NSC Outreach Department at 629-4939 or email@example.com.
Mini-Walk for Alzheimer's The 4th Annual Mini-Walk for the Alzheimer's Association along with a yard sale will take place on Saturday, Nov. 2. The yard sale will run from 8 a.m. to noon and the mini-walk begins at 10:30 a.m. at Lofland Park Center at Genesis in Seaford. All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association. For more information, call 628-3000.
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.
Country Christmas Music Show The Seaford Historical Society will host a "Country Christmas Music Show" in the Seaford Middle School auditorium on Friday, Dec. 13. WBOC-TV news anchor and co-host of Delmarva Life, Jimmy Hoppa will emcee the evening's program featuring The Jones Boys, Gospel star Jerry Jones, Craig Bank's Good News Tour, local troubadour Charlie Paparella and many more. The show will bring back memories of "The Grand Ole Opry" as all performers will be on stage throughout the show and will sing when they are introduced. Thresa Allen and SHS member Ron Breeding came to Society President Don Allen with this idea in January and plans for the "Country Christmas" have been in the works since last April. The variety show will kick-off a weekend of events that are traditionally presented by the society as part of their Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion. All of the performers are donating their time and talent and all proceeds are to benefit the Seaford Historical Society and the Gov. Ross Mansion Roof Replacement fund. The show will start at 7 p.m. Advance tickets, which go on sale Monday, Oct. 14, are $8 for adults and $4 for students. Tickets will be available at the Seaford Museum and Nanticoke Fence. Tickets at the door will be $10 for adults and $5 for students. Preschoolers will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
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.
Seaford Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled for October. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. 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.
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.
ALL ABOUT LAUREL:
Tickets for banquet available The Laurel Chamber of Commerce "Citizen of the Year" and "Businessperson of the Year" banquet will be held at the Laurel Fire Hall on Thursday, Oct. 24, beginning with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $25 per person, are available at the Laurel Chamber of Commerce office in the new Train Station complex through Oct. 18. Anyone seeking ticket information can also call Don Dykes at 302-245-5436. This year's "Citizen of the Year" is former state Representative and retired Delaware State Trooper, Biff Lee. The "Businessperson of the Year" is Laurel Chamber Executive Director, Don Dykes.
Cemetery House in Laurel The Cemetery House in Laurel, sponsored by The Odd Fellows Charity Lodge 27, returns Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26. The house is located on the west side of town at Sharptown and Hastings roads next to the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Parking is only available next to the Laurel Firehouse on 10th Street. Participants will ride on the free farm wagon to start their journey. Then they will walk through fields with 10-foot high grasses, and spooky characters around every bend, to get to the haunted Cemetery House. Tickets are sold from 7 to 11 p.m. Admission is $10 and children under 6 are admitted for free. Participants will receive $1 off admission with the donation of a non-perishable food item donation. Limit one discount per person. Proceeds benefit the Boy Scouts of America, 4H Clubs and other area charities.
LHS Alumni Football Dinner The Annual Laurel High School Alumni Football Dinner will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18, at Abbotts Grill (formerly the Georgia House) in Laurel. Anyone interested in attending should call Craig Littleton at 462-9450 or 875-7445. 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 email@example.com or Denise Steele at 228-4480 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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 email@example.com.
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:
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.
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.
Fall Revival at Delmar Wesleyan The Delmar Wesleyan Church will hold a Fall Revival from Thursday, Oct. 17 through Sunday, Oct. 20. Services will begin at 7 nightly on Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Guest speaker will be Pastor Bob Daniels from Crisfield, Md.
Kings Ambassadors in concert The Kings Ambassadors will be in concert at 6 on Sunday evening, Nov. 3, at the First Baptist Church of Delmar, located at 501 Bi-State Blvd., Delmar, Md. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy Christian fellowship. Refreshments will be served.
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.
ALL ABOUT GREENWOOD:
Benefit Auction at GMS Greenwood Mennonite School (GMS) announces their annual benefit Fall Auction and All You Can Eat Breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 7 to 9:30 a.m. The breakfast is $8 for adults; $5 for children ages 7 to 12; $3 for children ages 4 to 6; and free for children 3 and younger. Silent and live auctions will begin at 9 a.m. A preview of the items for bidding is available prior to the auction. There will be a "Kid's Christmas Shop" for the little shoppers of the family. Mennonite baked goods and lunch items will be available for purchase. Everyone is invited to attend this annual event that has become a tradition for many on Delmarva. This is a great opportunity to begin your holiday shopping and support the Greenwood Mennonite School. Admission and parking are free. For details visit www.gms-flames.org or contact the school office at 349-4131.
Chickens for Haiti 5K Run & Walk Volunteer organizers in Greenwood are preparing for a 5K Run & Walk on Nov. 9, to benefit Haiti's earthquake victims. The massive earthquake in January 2010 killed over 200,000 people and destroyed the country. While much progress has been made, many people have never recovered. Chickens for Haiti 5K Run & Walk will help fund mini loans, training, and resources for Haitians to build chicken houses and raise chickens for a living. Live chickens sell in Haitian markets for $5 to $10 or more per chicken. The chicken house mini loans are a project of Christian Fellowship Mission, an organization serving Haiti since 1966. Each chicken house will be able to raise 300 chickens and costs $3,000. Each new Haitian chicken farmer will be required to pay back the cost of their chicken house, replenishing the funds to build more houses. Haiti has a small but growing chicken farming industry. Registration and packet pick-up begins at 7 a.m. and the race starts at 8. Pre-registration is $20 and same day registration is $25. The race will be held in Greenwood starting behind the post office next to Yoder's County Store on Market Street. The public is invited to register at www.chickensforhaiti.com or in person at Yoder's Country Store. For more information, contact organizers Jordan Warfel at 302-381-7363 or Ronnie Yoder at 302-462-6777.
Murder, Mystery and Magic A murder mystery with a touch of magic will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, at the Greenwood VFW. Magician Mark Zacharia has been called in as investigating detective to solve the mystery. Come and role-play with us as we identify clues, interrogate suspects and discover whodunit. The program is free and open to everyone. Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult. The Friends of the Greenwood Library will offer refreshments for a small fee. For more information, contact Robin Miller at the library at 349-5309.
Harvest Bounty Dinner & Dance On Saturday, Nov. 16, the Harrington-Greenwood-Felton Centennial Rotary (Hub Club) will host a Harvest Bounty Dinner & Dance at 6 p.m., in the Price Community Center, 106 Dorman St., Harrington. Tickets, which are $20 per person, cover admission, a variety of food and drink (including wine and beer) and music. A silent auction and 50/50 are also planned. Proceeds will benefit the Rotary initiative to eradicate polio worldwide. Everyone is welcome. The menu includes homemade soups and chilies, chicken and dumplings, breads and desserts. Call 302-335-4772 to purchase tickets.
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. 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 and 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 call 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. 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.
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. 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. New services - Document scanning and notary service: call the library for availability and pricing. 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
FHS plans first Dollhouse Show The first three-day event in the history of the Federalsburg Historical Society will be held from Oct. 25-27, when the society presents its First Dollhouse Show at the museum. More than 25 dollhouses will be exhibited including a lighthouse, a general store and a replica of Exeter, an historic house circa 1808, owned by the Federalsburg Historical Society. Most of these dollhouses are completely furnished and are locally owned. Exhibitors will be selling various items pertaining to dollhouses at a special table with a 10% donation of sales benefiting the society. The Historically Yours Boutique will also be open and raffle tickets for a refinished trunk will be sold. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The trunk will be given away at our Christmas In The Museum event on Dec. 9. Admission to this special show is $3 for adults and children 12 and over. Children under 12 are free. Times are: Friday, Oct. 25 - 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 27 - 1 to 5 p.m. Anyone interested in exhibiting a dollhouse may call Donna Glime at 410-754-8625 or Donna Garman at 410-754-5255.
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.
Galestown Church Homecoming Galestown United Methodist Church will have a Homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Ruth Tull will be the speaker. Calvin Collins and Randy Marine will sing. Following the service there will be a buffet meal served at the Galestown Community House. All are welcome.
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.
AARP Driver Safety Course The AARP and the Georgetown Public Library will offer a Driver's Safety Course from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30. By taking a driver safety course you'll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment. You'll learn how you can manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Seating is limited to 20 and registration is required. For more information and to register, call the library at 856-7958.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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:
Sussex Pomona Grange Sussex Pomona Grange #3, will meet Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Gethsemane United Methodist Fellowship Hall, Reliance. A covered dish supper will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting begins at 7:30. For more information, contact Howard Millman, secretary, at 684-8098. 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.
Sussex Bird Club Chris Bennett will give a talk, "Big June! Birding the gap between spring and fall migration," at 2 p.m. at Cadbury in Lewes on Sunday, Oct. 13. The public is welcome.
NARFE NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association), Western Sussex Chapter 1992, will meet at noon on Monday, Oct. 21, at Pizza King, 300 W. Stein Hwy., Seaford. Speaker will be Ann Gorrin, Sussex County coordinator for Read Aloud Delaware. Current federal employees, retirees or spouses - if you are concerned about your future benefits, join NARFE, it is the only organization that is concerned about you and your federal benefits. For more information, call Les Martens at 629-9789.
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.
Power Squadron 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, Rob Hutton at 628-0312, or Frances Givens, president, at 629-2659.
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 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 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 Kingdom Writers Fellowship meets monthly on the third Tuesday evening at Grace Baptist Church in Seaford. For more information, call 858-2239 or 628-4594.
Widowed Persons 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:
Endless Summer Car Show Tanger Outlets will host their Endless Summer Car Show on Friday, Oct. 11. Registration, which is $10, runs from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Tanger Shopper Services, located in Suite 685 between Coach Factory and Chico's Outlet. Proceeds will be donated to Atlantic General Hospital Eunice Q. Sorin Women's Diagnostic Center and a contribution will be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The event is rain or shine, and will feature hundreds of classic American automobiles competing for one of the five Outstanding Show awards and one Best in Show trophy. The Car Show, and entertainment provided by The Billie Carlins Duo, are free and open to the public.
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.
Tickets for Magi Choral Festival on sale Tickets for the 2013 Magi Choral Festival are on sale now at several Lower Shore locations. An annual sellout, the Magi Choral Festival features the internationally-renowned National Christian Choir and the always popular Magi Children's Choir. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, The Magi Fund will present a concert of Christmas music with a few surprises to commemorate past favorites. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Wicomico High School Auditorium in Salisbury. "We pre-sale many of our tickets by mail," said Bonnie Luna, chairman of The Magi Fund, the non-profit organization that organizes the event. "Tickets for the public are always in high demand and I would urge anyone interested in attending to get their tickets as soon as possible." Tickets, which are $15, are available at The Country House and all branches of First Shore Federal Savings and Loan in Salisbury, Ocean Pines, Snow Hill, Pocomoke, Berlin and Ocean View. One hundred percent of the ticket proceeds go directly to the Christian Shelter and Joseph House Center, two Christian crisis ministries serving the needy on the Lower Eastern Shore. For tickets, call Bonnie Luna at 410-749-1633.