Bulletin Board
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Basket Bingo fundraiser Lofland Park Center is holding a Longaberger Basket Bingo to benefit Alzheimer's Disease on Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Seaford Moose Lodge, on Rt. 13A, Seaford. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7. Cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Longaberger Large Hamper with Lid and Desktop Organizer and Stand. Nearly 30 chances to win! Refreshments will be available. For tickets and more information, call Lofland Park at 628-3000 or email dolores.timmons@genesishcc.com.

Yard Sale Event at GUMC Gethsemane United Methodist Church will have a huge Yard Sale Event which will include a massive indoor yard sale, a bake sale, and scrapple sandwiches, hotdogs and drinks. Doors will be open, rain or shine, from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Gethsemane's Fellowship Hall which is located at 2701 Woodland Ferry Rd., four miles west of Seaford at the corner of Rt. 20 and Woodland Ferry Road, near Reliance, Md.

Seaford Gallery 107 classes The following classes are scheduled for September at Gallery 107. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. Sept. 2, 5:30-7 p.m. - Finish up a 3 session pottery class with Dot Truitt to glaze flowers and fish. Sunday afternoons (dates and times to be determined) - Three day pottery class in mirror frames limited to six students. $80 members, $85 non-members. Includes all glazes, supplies and firings. Saturday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Children's Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 6-9, $40 includes supplies and light lunch. Saturday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Children's Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10-14, $40 includes supplies and light lunch. Ongoing Classes Mondays except Sept. 1 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Impressionistic Oil Painting with Linda Steere, $90/month, $80 members. Classes with Nancy LaPrad at her home Sept. 10 - Wednesdays - Adult watercolor class will start and continue through May on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8. Cost is $55 members, $60 non-members for four classes. Start any time, bring your own supplies. Sept. 14 - Sundays - Art Party & Punch - For adults, 1-3 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Relax, paint with your friends and/or co-workers. Bring your snacks and "punch!" We will complete an acrylic painting in one class for you to take home. Designed for beginners. All supplies are provided. See sample painting in gallery window. Join the fun. Let's party and paint! Cost: $35/members, $40 non-members. Sept. 18 - Thursday - Pen and Ink or Tangle Art. Cost: $25/members, $30 non-members. Supplies provided or bring your own. Fridays - 9-11 a.m. - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5. Library Book Sale The Friends of the Seaford Library will hold a book sale in early October. Gently used books - children and teen's books, paperbacks, literary classics, mysteries, biographies, science fiction, novels, cookbooks, hobbies, art and gardening books - are needed. Donations may be dropped off at the library located at 600 N. Market St. Ext., Seaford. Proceeds will go to assist the Seaford Library & Cultural Center's programs and activities throughout the year. For questions and more information, call Jean at 629-2255 or the library at 629-2524.

Bingo at the Elks Lodge Bingo at the Seaford Elks Lodge is held every Wednesday night. Doors open at 5:30 and play begins at 7. Cash prizes up to the maximum allowed by law.

Halloween Parade & Party The Downtown Seaford Association presents its Halloween Parade & Party on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Line-up is at 6:15 p.m. on the corner of Cedar and High streets in Seaford. The parade starts at 7 p.m. From High Street the parade will take North Pine Street to King Street and to the Seaford Fire Hall. You must be in costume to enter the parade. There will be goodies and a costume contest at the party with trophies for winners. In the event of rain, the parade will be cancelled and the party with costume contest will begin at 7 p.m. at the Fire Hall.


Chicken salad sandwich sale Cross View Church in Laurel will hold a chicken salad sandwich sale ($5) and bake canning sale on Saturday, Aug. 30. The church is located at 33056 Bi State Blvd., Laurel. For more information, contact Janet Martin at 846-3917.

Chicken and Pork Rib BBQ The Laurel Ruritan Club will have a Chicken and Pork Rib BBQ on Saturday, Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at O'Neal's Antiques in Laurel. Cost is $7 for chicken BBQ dinner and $10 for pork rib BBQ dinner.

AYCE Pancake Breakfast Boy Scout Troop 90 of Laurel will hold an AYCE pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, in the dining room at Centenary United Methodist Church. Cost is $5 per person. For more information, contact Clifford Alpert at 228-2390.

Yard Sale & Bake Sale The American Legion, Post 19, Laurel, will hold a Yard Sale & Bake Sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6. Donations will be accepted at the Legion on Friday, Sept. 5 from noon to 8 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine.

Sandwich Sale at Delmar Church of God Delmar Church of God of Prophecy will hold a Sandwich Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6. There will be oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, soft crabs, chicken salad, baked goods, homemade ice cream and more. Yard sale space is available for $10. Call 443-235-5494 for a space. For more information about the Sandwich Sale, call the church at 875-7824.

Chicken BBQ A Chicken BBQ will be held at the American Legion Post 19, Laurel, on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 11 a.m. until gone. Platters are $8 and include two sides and a roll. The public is invited. To order ahead, call 875-9948. The event is rain or shine.

Self directed Tai Chi classes A four week self-directed class in beginning Tai Chi will be offered by the Laurel Public Library on Wednesday, Sept. 10 through Wednesday, Oct. 1. Sessions will start at 10:30 a.m. in the Carpenter Meeting Room. Participants will follow the instruction of Julie Lee Vander Molen on her DVD, Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi: a Journey toward Health. The DVD lasts approximately 45 minutes and will be repeated each session so that patrons can practice the many moves that are introduced. Registration is encouraged but not required. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us, visit www.laurel.lib.de.us or call 875-3184.

Town Scavenger Hunt Get your game face on and your teams ready! The Laurel Lioness Club is hosting its first Town Scavenger Hunt. There will be cash and prizes for the first place team and a prize for the best dressed team. The event will be fun for everyone. Keep your eyes out for more details.

Local museums open year round The Laurel Heritage Museum and the Laurel Cook House are now open year round on the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Laurel Heritage Museum, on Mechanic Street, features an extensive collection of historical documents and objects displayed in the restored Laurel Train Station. The key element of the museum is the one-of-a-kind Waller Photographic Collection, which has been recognized as a premier historical collection by the Delaware Public Archives and the University of Delaware. The Cook House, on 4th Street, contains the offices of the Laurel Historical Society, as well as a large number of photos and artifacts that help to tell the story of Laurel and its residents.

Venture Outdoors Fest at Trap Pond Delaware offers many outdoor recreational activities. During the weekend of Sept. 12-14, Venture Outdoors Fest will showcase them all at Trap Pond State Park in Laurel. Multiple activities will be offered including kayaking, canoeing, biking, pontoon boat tours, hiking, boat rentals, fishing, a primitive brewing demonstration and more. Participants also have the option of camping out for one or two nights. A campground discount is being offered to participants to camp on both nights for the price of one. Saturday night, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery will provide dinner and a beer sample, while Fenwick Wine Cellars will attend and do a wine tasting. Lunch on Saturday will also be provided, along with breakfast on Sunday morning. Meals will be accompanied by music from Clifford Keith and Jive Pickle. All activities take place on Sept. 13. Tickets are $30 per person, adults and youth, and include all meals, activities and games, music and a t-shirt. Camping is an additional fee. More information on Venture Outdoors Fest is available at destateparks.com/vfest, or by contacting Riley Hays at 302-739-9249, Riley.Hays@state.de.us.

Annual Democrat Committee Dinner The 40th District Democrat Committee is sponsoring its annual dinner on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the American Legion Post 19 on Rt. 24, Laurel. The social starts at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. by My Turn to Cook. Guest speaker will be Sen. Chris Coons. For tickets, call Nellie Soucek at 875-1991 or 245-6602.

Model Train Show The annual Laurel Lions Model Train Show will be held on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Laurel Fire Station. There will be something for everyone to enjoy. There will be live entertainment, the Lions famous oyster sandwiches and hundreds of model train deals. Grandpa can bring the kids to see Thomas the Train who will be on track. Thomas the Train items will also be given away every hour. Also, just like the old carnival days, you can purchase a chance to win a new car. To rent a space, vendors may contact Lions Barry Munoz after 5 p.m. at 875-7408.

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


Events at St. Stephen's St. Stephen's United Methodist Church in Delmar will hold their Relay for Life on Friday, Sept. 19. The Fall Festival featuring the Homeland Singers will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18. Lights are for sale for the second annual Love Light Tree which benefits the church and its many ministries. Each light is in honor or in memory of loved ones and costs $5. White lights are in memory of those who have passed away, green lights are in honor of those still with us, red lights are for firefighters past and present, blue lights are for police officers past and present, yellow lights are for military past and present, orange lights are for pets past and present, pink lights are for breast cancer victims and survivors and lavender lights (new this year) are for cancer victims and survivors. For an order form, visit www.ststephensumc.com or call the church office at 846-9501. The 2nd Annual Lighting Ceremony will be held on Sunday, Nov. 30 in State Street Park.


All "Dolled" Up The Bethel Museum is hosting a new exhibit featuring doll fashions through the ages. There will be dolls with clothing and doll furniture from years gone by as well as dolls wearing more modern clothing. Sandy Williams, a resident of Bethel, has been sewing doll clothes for over 60 years. Her doll clothing is for 18 inch dolls such as the American Girl doll and will be for sale. The Bethel Museum is raffling off the 2014 American Girl doll of the year, Isabelle. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5. Tickets may be purchased at the Bethel Market on Main Street where she is on display, by calling Jill Long at 875-5965 or Yancey Hillegas at 875-5716, or by mailing a check with your name, address and contact number to Bethel Historical Society, P.O. Box 224, Bethel, DE 19931. The drawing will be held on Sept. 28, and you do not have to be present to win. The Bethel Museum is located at 312 First Street in Bethel and will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14 and 28.

Bethel Historical Society fundraiser Help the Bethel Historical Society on the second Wednesday of every month by eating at the Laurel Pizzeria between 5 and 9 p.m. Ten percent of your check will be donated to the Bethel Historical Society. Eat in or carry out. You must bring in a special coupon to receive the ten percent off. For more information, call 877-0660.


Basic Safe Boating Class Nanticoke River Sail and Power Squadron Safe Boating Class will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18. This class is a Boat Delaware course taught by Nanticoke River Sail & Power Squadron instructors. Pre-registration is Saturday, Oct. 11 between 9 to 11 a.m. where you will receive your student manual. Class and pre-registration are at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club at the Marina in Blades. Cost is $20 per person or $30 for up to three in the same family. All students must be a minimum of 12 years of age to attend. A minimum of five students per class is required or the class may be cancelled or rescheduled. For more information, contact Ron Dejewski at 536-7226 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.


VFW scholarship information available Brochures for the 2014-2015 Voice of Democracy Audio/Essay Contest ("Why Veterans Are Important to Our Nation's History and Future") and the Patriot's Pen Essay Contest ("Why I Appreciate America's Veterans") are now available by the Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 at 2 Governors Ave., Greenwood. The Voice of Democracy contest is open to students in grades 9 through 12, and The Patriot's Pen contest is open to students in grades 6 through 8. One department winner for each contest will advance to national headquarters for national competitions where prize money can range from $500 to $10,000. Local and district prize money is also available to students who compete. All post/auxiliaries should have brochures upon request by students who wish to enter. For more information, contact Dr. Michaele S. Russell, secretary of LAVFW Post 7478, 349-4220.

Chicken BBQ open through Oct. 5 The Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company Chicken BBQ will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 5. Join the Greenwood Cheer Center The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center is accepting new members. Anyone over the age of 50 who schedules a tour of the center will enjoy a complimentary lunch. Come learn about all the great activities and trips at the center. Be sure to check out our state-of-the art Fitness Center. A Dinner Club is held every Thursday night at 5 and is open to the public. To schedule a tour, call site manager, Dixie Carlisle, at 349-5237.


Yard Sale at Union UMC Union United Methodist Church will have a Yard Sale on Saturday, Sept. 6, rain or shine, from 7 a.m. to noon in the Fellowship Hall. The funds raised from the yard sale will benefit the annual Women's Retreat held in January. Monies raised also help with payment for those who want to attend but can't afford the full cost. Donation of items are appreciated and accepted. Pick up can also be arranged based on item(s) and location. For more information, call the church office at 302-337-7409.

Bridgeville Library Story-time is on hiatus until Sept. 9. Lap-sit is on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2. Each month, we have Basic Computer Classes and E-reader classes. A representative from ChooseHealth Delaware is available at the library Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Check out our website, www.bridgevillelibrary.com and our Facebook page.

Presentation by Boe Harris On Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m., the Friends of the Bridgeville Library will offer a presentation by Boe Harris. "Through Granddaughter's Eyes" is a sacred journey honoring our Indian ancestors in song, dance and stories. Experience the Indian way of life, the struggles of ancestors and the need to maintain the traditions for coming generations. The event is free and all are welcome. The program will be in the meeting room at the Bridgeville Library. For more information, contact Pat Smith at thimspat@aol.com.

Chicken Barbecue open until Oct. The Kiwanis Club of Bridgeville's Chicken Barbecue on Rt. 404, Seashore Highway, west of Bridgeville is now open. Serving the best smoky barbecue chicken since 1961, chicken will be available Saturdays and Sundays until October.

Bridgeville Kiwanis supports youth programs of all types within the Woodbridge School District area. "KIWANIS: Serving the Children of the World."


Labor Day Gospel Concert A Labor Day Gospel Concert will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 1, at the Federalsburg Marina Park Pavilion in Federalsburg, Md. Featured artists include One Day Closer, Keith Colona and Judy Laramore. Concessions will be available. Admission and parking are free and a love offering will be received. Bring a comfortable chair and a friend. For more information, call 410-924-4801.


Historic Georgetown Art Crawl The 2014 Historic Georgetown Art Crawl will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, in downtown Georgetown. This is a rain or shine juried art event, and will feature artists and artisans, and area art leagues and art guilds from throughout the region. Proceeds will benefit local arts programming and arts education. For more information, contact the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce at 856-1544 or info@georgetowncoc.com.

Monthly community dinners First State Community Action Agency will host a Community Dinner at its Georgetown facility from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18. Guests will receive a hearty meal along with health and nutrition information and budget-friendly grocery shopping tips. Dinners, which are held every third Thursday of the month, are open to individuals and families for $1 per person. To reserve a seat or for more information, contact MaryAnn Morris at 856-7761, ext. 13.

Possum Point Players shows The 2nd half of Possum Point Players' 41st season is full of music, mayhem, maternity and merriment! Baby, a musical comedy, is Possum's Dinner Theater presentation. Dinner and the show will be served on Sept. 19, 20, 26 and 27 - dinner: 6 p.m.; show 7:30; Sept. 21 and 28 - dinner: 12:30 p.m.; show 2 p.m. Tickets are $45 for dinner and show; $20 show only. Follow three couples as they deal with the painful, rewarding and often funny consequences of conceiving a baby: college students, thirty-somethings and middle-agers. Hollywood Holiday, an original holiday musical revue, will be presented Dec. 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 7 and 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $23; $22 seniors/students. Join us for a 1960s Hollywood Christmas TV special hosted by Ed Sullivan, with celebrity guests The Rat Pack, Sonny and Cher, Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, The Supremes, The Temptations and a misguided "Elvis" for some musical family fun. For tickets and more information, call the PPP ticket line at 856-4560 or buy tickets online with Brown Paper Tickets at www.PossumPointPlayers.org.


Longaberger Basket Raffle Milford Blue Hen Post #6483 is holding a Longaberger Beverage Tub raffle to benefit local veterans. Valued at approximately $325, the stand is 25" tall and includes two fabric liners and two plastic protectors, leather handles and a wooden lid. The basket is 17" wide by 12.5" deep. The drawing will be held on Aug. 30 at the VFW Annual Car Show. Donations of $3 a ticket or two for $5. For tickets, call Colleen at 422-6843.

'Creative Hearts' Art Show The Millsboro Art League (MAL) announces that the Salvation Army Delaware Disabilities "Creative Hearts" Program, under the direction of Christy Cugno and Barbara Buford, will be the featured exhibit in MAL's gallery through Aug. 30. In the program, students explore painting in watercolor and acrylics, two and three-dimensional techniques, along with learning about master artists and their work. The gallery is located at 203 Main St., Millsboro Town Center. The public is also invited to visit the show on Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sundays, 1 to 3 p.m.

Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral returns The 2014 Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral will be celebrated on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1, with activities beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the north end of the Bethany Beach Boardwalk. The event is family-friendly and free to the public. Visitors and locals are invited to join the lighthearted funeral procession which celebrates the end of the summer season. Accompanied by three Dixieland jazz bands, the mourners transport a casket with a mannequin representing "Summer of 2014" to her final resting place at the Boardwalk Bandstand. A silent auction to benefit a local charity will be held at 3 p.m. on the Friday before Labor Day at Bethany Blues in Bethany Beach. To volunteer for the auction or funeral, email jazzfuneral@comcast.net or call 302-537-1585. A complete overview of the event can be found online at www.jazzfuneral.net/.

Labor Day Gospel Concert A Labor Day Gospel Concert will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 1, at the Federalsburg Marina Park Pavilion in Federalsburg, Md. Featured artists include One Day Closer of Cambridge, Md., Keith Colona of Federalsburg and Judy Laramore. Concessions will be available. Admission and parking are free and love offering will be received. Bring a comfortable chair and a friend. For more information, call 410-924-4801.

Veterans Recognition Day The 16th Annual Veterans Recognition Day will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Governors Hall at Sailwinds Park in Cambridge, Md. Doors open at 10 a.m. for displays, memorabilia, information, free coffee and donuts. Memorial service is at 11 a.m. followed by USO show with local talent and surprises until 2 p.m. Admission and parking are free. All vets receive a free catalog/program and door prizes. Attendance is large but there will be plenty of space and food. Join the many of newest vets as well. For more information, contact ed.lloyd@comcast.net or call Linda at 628-1618.

Annual Amish Country Bike Tour The 28th annual Amish Country Bike Tour will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, in Dover. This event draws people of all ages and abilities from across the country. The event offers five loops that start and stop at Legislative Mall. A portion of every registration benefits the Dover YMCA and other community organizations and causes. For more information, visit www.AmishCountryBikeTour.com or call 302-734-4888.

MAC Inc. hosts cruise fundraiser MAC will host its second cruise fundraiser to benefit Meals on Wheels on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. This year's cruise will depart from Suicide Bridge in Hurlock, Md. Tickets are $75 per person or two for $125 and include dinner and cruise. For tickets or more information, call 410-742-0505, ext. 112, or e-mail rsvp@macinc.org.

Notable Books Discussion, Selbyville AAUW Coastal-Georgetown branch sponsors an American Library Notable Books Discussion at the Selbyville Library on the second Tuesday of the month from 1-3 p.m. The book for Sept. 9 is Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche. The nuances and challenges of race, emigration and cultural identification are explored through the lives of two Nigerian lovers. For more information, call Ada May 302-436-2981. All readers are welcome.

Notable Books in Lewes AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Library Association Notable Books Discussion at the Lewes Public Library on the first Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon. The book for Sept. 4 is Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, a novel about the search for family that illuminates a forgotten chapter of American history. For more information, call Laurel at 302-226-3773. All readers are welcome.

Wine and Beer Festival is Oct. 11 A glass of wine, a piece of cheeseÉa sip of beer, a bite of cheeseÉhand-crafted vodka cocktail, a slice of hand-crafted cheese. That's what's in store for those who attend the Delaware Wine and Beer Festival when the event's Official Cheese Sponsor, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, serves free cheese samples to pair with Delaware's hand-crafted wines, beers and spirits. The event is set for Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village in Dover, and discounted tickets are available now. For more information or tickets for the Delaware Wine and Beer Festival, call 800-233-5368 or visit www.DelawareWineandBeerFestival.com.

Annual Stamp Show The Dover Stamp Club will hold its 62nd Stamp Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Camden-Wyoming Fire Hall, 200 E. Camden Wyoming Ave., Camden-Wyoming. This year's theme is the State Soil. The show will feature members and youth exhibits, a wide array of Philatelic materials including supplies, special anniversary cancellation, bid boxes and searching table for young collectors. Refreshments will be available.

Exhibit open through Dec. 7 The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs announces that the closing date for "An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware" has been extended to Dec. 7. The exhibit, which has been on display since last October at the First State Heritage Park Welcome Center and Galleries, Dover, explores Delaware's role in the pre-Civil War network of secret routes and safe houses used by black slaves in the U.S. to escape to free states and Canada. Admission is free. For more information, call 302-744-5055.

Safe Boating Classes U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 will offer Safe Boating Classes on on Sept. 20 and Oct. 18, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at American Legion Post #7 in Harrington. Participants must bring their own food and drinks. Cost is $15 per person and includes books. To sign up, contact Dave Nagle at 302-258-7830.


NSC offers trips Nanticoke Senior Center (NSC) will offer a trip to Savannah, Ga., from Oct. 5-10. The trip includes five nights of accommodations, five breakfasts, five full dinners, a grand tour of Savannah's historic district, guided tour of St. Simons Island, tram tour of Jekyll Island historic district, guided tour of Beaufort, S.C., guided tour of Parris Island Marine Base and more. Cost is $859 for double or triple occupancy and $1,109 for single occupancy. On Oct. 15, the Senior Center will travel to Lancaster, Pa., to see Moses, which retells a famous Bible story. Cost is $100 for members and $110 for non-members, which includes coach bus transportation, lunch at the Bird-in-Hand and show ticket. Gratuity for the coach bus driver is not included. Call 629-4939 for more information or to register for the trip.

Christmas in New York City The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host a day trip to New York City in partnership with Jor Lyn Tour and Bus on Saturday, Nov. 29. The bus departs the center at 7 a.m. and departs NYC for home at 7 p.m. Two options are available. In option #1, for $145, you get motor coach transportation and tickets to the "Christmas Spectacular" at Radio City Music Hall. In option #2, for $50, you get motor coach transportation and you can spend the day on your own in New York City. To register or for more information, call site manager Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.

2015 Winter Cruise Getaway Dr. Marie Wolfgang is again sponsoring a 10 Night Winter Getaway Cruise to the western Caribbean as a fundraiser for Relay for Life. The group will sail from Baltimore, Md. on Feb. 21, on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines' "Grandeur of the Seas." The itinerary includes Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth (Jamaica) and Labadee (Haiti). Transportation to and from the dock is available from Seaford via chartered bus. You may obtain a brochure from Dr. Wolfgang's office at One Cedar Avenue in Seaford or by calling Carolyn Griffith at 629-4471 and leaving a message. Space is limited.


Laurel Garden Club meeting The Laurel Garden Club will hold a planning meeting to discuss upcoming annual events at 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14 at St. Phillips Church in Laurel. The public is welcome.

Vets Helping Vets Vets Helping Vets will meet at 9 a.m. every first and third Friday of the month at the Hurlock American Legion Post 243 and on the second and fourth Friday at the VFW Post 5246 in Federalsburg. All veterans are welcome.

Ad Hoc Touring Company If you enjoy reading plays aloud, come and join the Ad Hoc Touring Company, affiliate of Possum Point Players. The group meets the first Monday of each month at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Rd., Georgetown. The public is invited to attend and participate. For more information about Ad Hoc, contact Roger Ault at 226-1118 or rogerault@comcast.net.

Broad Creek Grange Meeting The Broad Creek Grange meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month, at Broad Creek Grange Hall (11198 County Seat Hwy., Laurel). For more details, contact Mary Tress at 875-3326. Visitors are welcome.

Sea Purls knitting group to meet 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 and new members are always welcome. For details, call Diane at 228-0235.

Coast Guard Auxiliary The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the first Thursday of the 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.

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.

Toastmasters Club Southern Delaware Toastmasters Club meets at the Crossroad Community Church, Georgetown, on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. Toastmasters International, an educational, leadership and communication organization, has existed since 1924.

Stamp Club meets monthly The Sussex County Stamp Club meets the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. John's Hall, The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 307 Federal St., Milton. Anyone with an interest in stamp collecting is invited to join. There is a stamp auction every meeting.

9-12 Group Meetings for the 9-12 Group 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.

Widowed Persons meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next monthly meeting at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. The planned guest speaker is Patricia Villani who will speak on the quality of life as we age. All 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.

Sail & Power Squadron meeting The Nanticoke River Sail & Power Squadron (NRS&PS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. If you are interested in boating education and safety, and enjoy power boating, sailing or kayaking/canoeing, join us and participate in our classes and social outings. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

Explore your ancestry with SCGS The Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS), an organization dedicated to promoting genealogy and education to encourage and instruct in genealogical research, can help you search your ancestry. SCGS holds monthly membership meetings from September to May that feature informative presentations. The Education Committee holds multi-week spring and fall discussion groups. There are also two special interest groups: Genie Bytes (a computer search group) and (Brick) Wall Busters. General meetings take place on the third Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. The discussion group meets from noon to 2 p.m. at the library. Visitors are welcome. For more information and upcoming events, visit www.scgsdelaware.org.