Bulletin Board
Thursday, September 04, 2014

DuPont 'Threadline' display The DuPont "Threadline" display at the Seaford Museum has been extended to Sunday, Sept. 7. Most editions of DuPont's monthly newsletter are available at the museum. Looking through the pages will allow employees and family to reminisce about the people who made Seaford the "Nylon Capital of the World." Also, copies of requested pages will be offered at a minimal cost. An open house will be held on Sept. 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. and includes free admission to the Nylon exhibit. Full museum admission is $5 for adults.

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.

Longaberger Basket Bingo The Employee Activity Committee (EAC) of Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, Sept. 25, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose Lodge. The filled basket bingo will consist of 20 games and will feature several Longaberger baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Longaberger Hamper basket and Longaberger Craft Keeper basket. Nearly 30 chances to win. In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, attendees wearing pink will receive a ticket for an exclusive drawing. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, contact the EAC at 629-6611, ext. 8944 or MorrisR@nanticoke.org.

Annual Spaghetti Dinner Bethel Community House, 2381 Neal's School Rd., Seaford, will hold their annual spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Sept. 20. The meal will include AYCE spaghetti served with salad, bread, drink and dessert. Serving will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Eat in or carry out. For tickets, call 410-754-8681 or 410-218-6900. Donation of $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Seaford Gallery 107 classes The following classes are scheduled for September at Gallery 107. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. 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.

Blessing of the Animals A Blessing of the Animals will be held at Bethel United Methodist Church, 2381 Neal's School Rd., Seaford, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4. All are welcome. All pets must be in a cage or on a leash. There will be light refreshments after the service as well as treats for each animal. Join us with your furry friends for a time of thanksgiving and fellowship.

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.


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.

Indoor Yard Sale The Oddfellows Lodge of Laurel will host an Indoor Yard Sale from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the lodge at 319 Poplar St. Breakfast sandwiches will be available starting at 7 a.m. Oysters, hamburgers, hot dogs, homemade baked goods and refreshments will be available starting at 11 a.m. All proceeds from the yard sale will go to the scholarship fund. Come and join us!

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.

Presentation by Kendal Jones The Laurel Historical Society is sponsoring a presentation by Kendal Jones on Thursday, Sept. 18 at St. Philip's Church in Laurel. Jones will show an impressive collection of about 50 vintage post cards depicting scenes of Laurel and the surrounding community in the early twentieth century. Known widely for his broad knowledge of the Laurel area, Jones has the unique ability to make history come alive with his interpretation and perspective of the subjects of these vintage postcards. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the program starting at 7. Refreshments will be served after the presentation. The public is invited. Society membership applications will be available at the door.

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.


Community Yard Sale A Community Yard Sale will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church in Delmar on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 7 a.m. to noon, rain or shine. To reserve a space for $10, contact Marlena Hodgins at 410-896-9255 or Lorraine Bozman at 302-875-3896.

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.


Historical Society museum open The Bridgeville Historical Society's museum will be open from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7. The museum is located in the Old Fire House at 102 William Street and has exhibits on the history of Bridgeville and surrounding communities. Admission is free.

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.


Alpaca farm open house National Alpaca Farm Days invite you to Morning Star Alpaca Farm in Greenwood for an open house on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy a fun day at the farm for the whole family. Guests can feel the alpaca fleece, tour the farm, learn about raising and breeding alpacas, shop for alpaca products in the farm store, experience live spinning demonstrations and hands-on needle felting demonstrations and more. For more information, call 349-5550.

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.

Bridgeville Golf Tournament After raising more than $105,000 to support local charitable organizations in the past seven years of the Bridgeville Charity Open Golf Tournament, volunteer organizers have announced the 2014 golf tournament is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 10, at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville. Registration and a continental breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. with the shotgun start at 9 a.m. A luncheon and awards ceremony will follow the tournament. Proceeds from this year's event will support the Bridgeville Kiwanis Foundation and the Bridgeville Lions Club. The tournament continues to be a scramble with the field separated by flights according to handicap. Senior tees will be available and on-course skill contests will be offered for additional prizes. Several levels of sponsorship are offered to allow businesses and individuals the opportunity to participate. Hole sponsorships are available for $150 and golfers will pay $145, or $580 per foursome. Contact Peggy Smith at Bridgeville Town Hall, 337-7135, for more information.

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."


Annual Farmer & Foodie Festival On Saturday, Sept. 13, The Brick Hotel on the Circle in Georgetown, will host its 5th Annual Farmer & Foodie Festival. The festival will feature a variety of vendors and events from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is Free. "This is a perfect opportunity for the general public to become aware of the local products and talent that exists right in our backyards, as well as the chance to support our local artists, crafters and the farming community," said Brick Hotel owner Lynn Lester. Among the many complimentary activities are horse and carriage rides sponsored by Dave Wilson, hay rides sponsored by Baxter Farms, Inc. and pumpkin decorating sponsored by Lawson's Produce. The Circle will be alive with vendors of all sorts, including farmers, producers, crafters, local artists, Georgetown's local brewery, 16-Mile, and the music of Seaford's Double Nickels, sponsored by Kings Crop Insurance. Fitting into the farm to table theme is the Delaware Farm Bureau's Ag Lab which will be offering 30-minute sessions throughout the day. These free sessions are geared for children ages 6-12, to teach them how to make healthier food choices and how food makes it from the field to their table. For more information, contact Lester or Chef Mark Buchanan at 856-1836.

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.


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.

DSEA Retired Annual Picnic The Delaware Sate Education Association Retired Annual Picnic will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please join your collegques and friends at Pizzadili Vineyard & Winery. The cost is $15 per DSEA retired member and/or guest. There will be food and entertainment. For more information call 674-4977.

Job help at the library Need information about jobs and careers or higher and continuing education? The library can help! The Caroline County Public Library is committed to building our community by bringing growth and learning opportunities to Caroline County residents. Rather than traveling to visit our community partners, you can now access these services right in your library. Need assistance with an employment application job search at the Federalsburg branch? Get help from Upper Shore Workforce Investment Board Resource Specialist Patricia Garfield from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Sept. 18. No appointment necessary.

Annual CHEER Senior Beach Day The 38th Annual CHEER Senior Beach Day will be held on Friday, Sept. 19 in Rehoboth Beach. The Healthy Living Expo with up to 60 vendors offering information and health screenings and lots of giveaways for seniors will begin at 9 a.m. in the Convention Center. Stroll Rehoboth Beach at 10 a.m. on a 2.4 mile walk beginning at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center and ending at the Bandstand at the Boardwalk. All day entertainment includes Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Artist, Jimmy Merchant of the original Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers and local song stylist, Kathy Gorman.

Fried Chicken Dinner Bethany Church Fried Chicken Dinner will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Gumboro Community Center on Rt. 26. The menu includes all-you-can-eat fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn and beans, greens, cole slaw, rolls, dessert and drinks. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children 12 and under. There will also be baked goods, a yard sale and handmade crafts.

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.

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.

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.


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.

AAUW holds first meeting The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will hold its initial meeting for the 2014-2015 program year on Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Kings Creek Country Club in Rehoboth Beach from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The program for this month is an interactive presentation outlining the AAUW/Coastal-Georgetown chapter's committees, interest groups and study groups. The American Association of University Women advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. For more information on membership, contact Brenda Snyder at 684-8716.

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. They will be celebrate their 20th year anniversary with a luncheon on Oct. 18 at noon at Abbott's Grille in Laurel. Cost is $18 per person. Entertainment will be provided by the Jones Boys Duo with a few other surprises. Call Gertrude at 875-9425 for more information and to make your reservation. We would enjoy having and seeing current members and previous members.

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.