Bulletin Board
Thursday, September 18, 2014

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.

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.

Community Yard Sale The Seaford Lioness will hold a Community Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 27, in the parking lot of Home Team Realty located at 959 Norman Eskridge Hwy., Seaford. Reserve your space for $10 (you provide your own table), set-up begins at 7 a.m. All proceeds benefit eye glasses and exams for children in our school district.

Republican Women's Club meeting The Seaford Republican Women's Club will meet on Thursday, Sept. 25, at Pizza King on Stein Highway in Seaford. The business meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. At 11 a.m., Paula Manilokis, president of Delaware State Federation of Republican Women, will present an overview of activities for Republican women in Delaware. Lunch will be served at noon with individuals ordering from the menu. The meeting is open to the public. Reservations are not required. For more information, call Marty Mickles, SRWC president, at 536-1348.

Food pantry benefit concert Join us for an evening of food, fun and gospel music on Saturday, Sept. 27, to benefit the Food Pantry of Bethel Worship Center. At 4:30 p.m., BBQ chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, pastries and drinks will be available for purchase. The concert featuring Jerry Jones, Cross Country Band, Gus Glaros, Brittney Glaros and Jimmy Hoppa as master of ceremonies will begin at 6 p.m. Admission is a $5 donation. For advance tickets, call 228-2825. Bethel Worship Center is located at 26648 Sussex Hwy., Seaford.

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.

Celebration of open access space The Nanticoke River Watershed Conservancy (NRWC) will host a dedication event at the Moore Tract on Craig's Pond Road, Seaford at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, to celebrate the addition of the 18-acre site to the Chapel Branch Nature Area. This acquisition will increase total acreage at the Chapel Branch Nature Area to 220 acres and, as new trails are developed, will increase the present trail distance of 3.5 miles which is open to the public. A kayak/canoe launch is planned to connect with the Capt. John Smith National Water Trail on the Nanticoke River. The purchase connects the Chapel Branch Nature Area with DNREC's Craig's Pond site and will create a wildlife conservation corridor with several differing habitats. Speakers, including Congressman John Carney, will share in the agenda.

Bar-B-Que Chicken Dinner Gethsemane Bible Class will hold a Bar-B-Que Chicken Dinner featuring Eming's BBQ Chicken from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the church fellowship hall. The meal, which is $10, includes 1/2 Eming's chicken, applesauce, homemade coleslaw, baked beans, roll, dessert and beverage. Advance tickets only. Call 410-726-9403 or 302-629-2742 by Sept. 30. Carry-outs are available.

VFW hosts Yard Sale Seaford VFW Post 4961 on Middleford Road will have a Yard Sale on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 8 a.m. until. Rain date is Sunday, Oct. 5. Tables are $10 each or bring your own for $5. There will also be 50/50 drawings. For more information and tables, call 443-235-3201 and ask for George.

Spaghetti Dinner on Oct. 4 St. John's United Methodist Men Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4. Dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. and take out services begin at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 per adult and $4 for kids ages 12 and under. For tickets, contact Donny Dickerson at 629-5309 or St. John's Church, Seaford.

Book Sale at the library The Friends of the Seaford District Library will hold a Book Sale on Oct. 3-6, at the library. Hours are: Friday, Oct. 3 - 3-6 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 4 - 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 5 - 2-5 p.m.; Monday, Oct. 6 - $1/bag - 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Friends thank everyone who donated books. There will be thousands of books for you to choose from at the sale. For more information, call 629-2524 or 629-2255. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Seaford Library to support programs and activities at the Library.

Quarter Auction at Senior Center Nanticoke Senior Center will hold a Quarter Auction on Thursday, Oct. 9. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the auction will begin at 7. This is an exciting evening when attendees bring their rolls of quarters and bid on incredible prizes from many vendors. Tickets are available at the door for $5 per person. With your ticket to the event, you get one paddle for the auction, and additional paddles will be available that evening for $3 each. Call 629-4939 for more information or to reserve a table.

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.


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.

Whaley Family Reunion The Lorenzo B. Whaley Family Reunion will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21, at Trap Pond State Park. Please bring a covered dish.

Fall Festival at King's UMC King's United Methodist Church in Laurel will hold a Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27. Join us for homemade ice cream, homemade soup, oyster sandwiches, bake sale, barrel train rides and gospel music including special guests Kings Ambassadors and Jerry & Jeannie Jones. The event will be held rain or shine. The church is located on Gordy Road, Laurel.

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.

Lions plan Journey for Sight The Laurel Lions Club is sponsoring a walk-a-thon to benefit sight and vision projects as well as other community needs. The 27th annual Pete Culver Memorial "Journey for Sight" will be Sunday, Nov. 2, at the scenic Trap Pond State Park in Laurel. Any groups (five or more people) or organizations that would like to participate in the walk can contact Shirley Scott at 875-2823. The Lions Club will give a 50% rebate on all funds collected by your group. Registration is noon and the walk begins at 1 p.m. Refreshments and awards will be given. All clubs and organizations are welcome. Come and join the fun, get your exercise and help others by collecting pledges.

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.

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. 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.


Fundraiser for the Delmar Library Join us at the Delmar Fire Hall at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, for a western mystery, The Good, The Sad and The Ugly, to raise money for the Delmar Public Library Capital Campaign. Tickets are $35 and include a dinner buffet. The mystery is a take off of the TV series Gunsmoke, The Big Valley and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. The audience is welcome to dress in western attire.

Events at St. Stephen's St. Stephen's United Methodist Church in Delmar will hold 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.


Essential Oils Workshop Essential oils are becoming more popular. They are convenient and easy to use in the home, on the go and at school/workplace. Come and learn what they are, why they are effective and how to use them at a workshop at the Bethel Community Meetinghouse on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. Guest speakers will be John and Virginia Hume from Lancaster County, Pa. There is no cost to attend. RSVP to Annie Miller at 610-301-5877 or email davemillerfamily@gmail.com.

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.


Bridgeville Community Yard Sale The Town of Bridgeville will host a Community-Wide Yard Sale beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, with lots of bargains throughout town.

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 the 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."


POW/MIA commemorative service Life as a POW/MIA is filled with uncertainty and terror. Family members watch and wait, often having no peace of mind or closure. To honor the sacrifices of all the brave men and women who fought for our country, many of them lost or imprisoned, a special service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21, at Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478. The commemorative service will focus on the Bataan Death March in the Philippines in 1942, an atrocity of World War II by the Japanese inflicted on the U.S. and Filipino forces in the Philippines. The program, designed by Dr. Michaele S. Russell of LAVFW Post 7478, will feature prayers befitting POW/MIAs, a presentation of the Missing Man Table, a keynote speaker and the playing of Taps. Members of VFW Post 7478 and its Ladies Auxiliary will take part in the service. Dr. Darlene Spitzer-Antezana, professor and chair of the department of history, political science, geography and anthropology at Prince George's Community College in Largo, Md., will be the featured keynote speaker. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Dr. Michaele S. Russell at 349-4220.

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.

Chickens for Haiti 5K Run & Walk Volunteer organizers in Greenwood are preparing for a 5K Run & Walk in Greenwood at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, to benefit Haiti's earthquake victims. A massive earthquake in Haiti in January 2010 killed over 200,000 people and destroyed the country. The annual Chickens for Haiti 5K Run & Walk helps 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 per chicken. The chicken house mini loans are a project of Christian Fellowship Mission, an organization serving Haiti since 1966. Each chicken house holds 300 chickens and costs $3,500. Christian Fellowship Mission seeks to help Haitians sustain themselves and break the cycle of poverty in their communities. Each new Haitian chicken farmer is required to pay back the cost of their chicken house, replenishing the funds to build more chicken houses. The race will begin at the Greenwood Library on Mill Street. For more information and to register, visit www.ChickensForHaiti.org or call 381-7363.

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.

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.


Annual Heritage Day The Federalsburg Historical Society will hold its annual Heritage Day on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Federalsburg Museum. The antique vehicles are back.

There will be other displays showing Federalsburg history, a broom making demonstration by Mickey Stant and a special exhibit featuring Stories of the Chesapeake Heritage Area, Eastern Shore Heritage Inc., an organization represented by Gail Owings, executive director. Tickets on a refinished trunk will be sold - $1 each or six for $5. The winning ticket will be drawn at the group's Christmas Open House on Dec. 8. The gift shop will be open and there will be a 50/50 raffle. Hamburgers, hot dogs and sodas will be sold at lunchtime. Admission is free. For more info, call 443-786-1614.


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 info, contact MaryAnn Morris at 856-7761, ext. 13.

Pancake Supper at Providence Church A pancake supper will be held at Providence United Methodist Church of Georgetown on Friday, Sept. 19 from 4:30-7 p.m. Donations are welcome. There will be pancakes, sausage, scrapple, scrambled eggs and fried potatoes plus drinks and desserts. Call 856-6178 or 542-6171 for more info.

Free museum exhibit admission Admission to the Treasures of the Sea exhibit in the Stephen J. Betze Library on the Owens Campus of Delaware Technical Community College is free on Saturday, Sept. 27, as part of the Smithsonian Magazine's annual Museum Day Live. Participating museums across the country offer free admission to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. The Treasures of the Sea exhibit features treasures recovered from the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To get your free ticket for two free admissions, visit Smithsonian.com/museumdaylive. The Treasures of the Sea will accept both printed and digital tickets. For more information on the free admission to the Treasures of the Sea exhibit, call 259-6150.

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.

DCWF presents 'The Book Event' Delmarva Christian Writers Fellowship (DCWF) presents The Book Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Crossroad Community Church in Georgetown. The event will feature more than 20 local Christian authors and many books available for purchase. For more information, contact Judi at 684-3603.


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.


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.

Craft-Vendor Show A Craft-Vendor Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, as a fundraiser for Felton-Viola United Methodist Church's new land and church building. There will be crafters, vendors, a silent auction, bake sale and a free concert featuring FV Rocks and Imperial. Space is still available. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Lauren Temple at 302-290-4644.

Family Reunion A reunion of the descendants of Ezekiel Henry Taylor Wheatley will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21, at Wheatley Church in Galestown, Md. For more information, call David Wheatley at 629-8348.

Boast the Coast Boat Parade The 19th Annual Boast the Coast maritime festival takes place around the water in Lewes on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The culmination of the maritime-themed activities associated with the festival is the popular Boat Parade at 4 p.m. Registered boats line up at the Roosevelt Inlet between 3:15 and 3:30 p.m. and wind their way down the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal arriving at Fisherman's Wharf at approximately 4 p.m. Spectators can view the parade of decorated boats from anywhere along the canal from Roosevelt Inlet to the drawbridge next to Fisherman's Wharf. There is no fee to enter and prizes will be awarded. To register, boat owners can pick up entry forms at the Lewes Chamber of Commerce visitor center in the Fisher-Martin House next to the Zwaanendael Museum or call 645-8073 to have one mailed or e-mailed.

Yard Sale and Luncheon A Yard Sale and Luncheon will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11, to benefit Wheatley Church. Outside spaces are available for yard sale items. At 7 a.m., the yard sale begins and breakfast sandwiches will be sold. At 11 a.m., oyster fritters, burgers, hot dogs and baked goods will be for sale. The church is located at the intersection of Wheatley Church and Sharptown roads (MD 313) between Eldorado and Sharptown, Md. For more information, contact Beverly Wheatley at 410-883-3246.

Paint wine, beer glasses at festival Delaware Wine and Beer Festival promoters announce a new addition to this year's festival - a class on how to paint your own wine or beer glass. The festival is Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Delaware Agricultural Museum from noon to 5 p.m. Business partners Danielle Luckett and Sherina Garner, who together own Wonderfully Made 4 You, will be set up at the festival, teaching would-be artists how to personalize red wine, white wine or beer glasses. Each class is 30 minutes and the cost is $8-12 (per glass) including the take-home glass. Students can sign up for a time slot onsite during the event. For more information on the festival or to purchase festival tickets, visit www.DelawareWineandBeerFestival.com or call 800-233-5368.

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.

Safe Boating Classes U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 will offer Safe Boating Classes 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.

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.

Payton's Benefit Concert Join us at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, for gospel music, food and fun at First United Methodist Church, 142 Main St., Secretary, Md. Sharing their musical gifts will be God's Country Crossroads, Jerry Jones and Unity. Light refreshments will be available for purchase and a love offering will be requested. All proceeds will help provide medical needs for Payton Cosden who was born with physical and cognitive limitations. For more information, call 228-4813.

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.

MOPH meeting Sept. 20 Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Pizza King, 358 East DuPont Hwy., Millsboro. All combat wounded are invited to come and meet fellow combat wounded veterans. For more information, contact John Jackson at 228-9577 or jdsussex@verizon.net. Visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/moph1787 for information on veteran health care, benefits and employment information.

Older Workers Celebration To commemorate "National Employ Older Workers Week" (Sept. 21-27), First State's Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) will host an Older Worker's Celebration from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Bernice M. Edwards Community Resource and Training Center at First State Community Action Agency, Georgetown. The event will include a continental breakfast from 9 to 10 a.m. and an awards ceremony recognizing the outstanding older worker, outstanding employer, SCSEP participants, training sites and project staff. The event is free and open to the public.. To RSVP or get more information, contact Roy Hazzard at 856-7761, ext. 169.

Pageant seeks contestants Applications are available for the 2015 Sussex County Pageant which will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, at Grace United Methodist Church in Georgetown. All participants in the young divisions (ages 4-12), must be a resident of Sussex County. The divisions are: Little Miss (ages 4-6), Juvenile Miss (ages 7-9), and Junior Miss (ages 10-12). All contestants will receive a trophy and sponsor gift for their participation. The deadline for applications is Sept. 27. Applications are also available for the Teen division (ages 13-17) and the Miss division (ages 17-24). This program will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25. For more information and an application, contact Alison Dubinski at 898-1558 or Sussexandgeorgetownpageants@gmail.com.

Quarter Mania in Farmington Quarter Mania will be held on Friday, Sept. 26, at the Farmington Fire Hall. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. and the auction begins at 7. There will be many vendors including Tastefully Simple, Tupperware, Evelyn's Crafts and Things, Longaberger, Mary Kay, Origami Owl, Mia Bella and more. There will be a 50/50, Chinese Auction, door prizes and Cash 'n Carry. Cost is $5 for the first paddle and $2 for additional paddles. Children 12 and under are $2 with an adult admission. For more information, contact Annie at 410-479-3627, Mildred at 410-482-6949 or Beverly at 302-398-8845.

Crabtoberfest 2014 Strap on your lederhosen, dust off your stein and make your way to Downtown Cambridge on Saturday, Sept. 27, to enjoy Crabtoberfest, an Oktoberfest-style event with an Eastern Shore spin. Held from 4 to 10 p.m. in downtown Cambridge at the corner of Race and Gay Sts., the evening will sport carnival-type games and a biergarten filled with craft, American and German beers as well as authentic German fare and Eastern Shore crab dishes. Come enjoy authentic German music and folk dancing, as well as carnival-style games. All proceeds from the amusements directly benefit the charity hosting the game booth. For more information about Crabtoberfest, visit www.crabtoberfest.com or contact the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce at 410-228-3575 or info@dorchesterchamber.org.

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.


Women's Democrat Club meeting The Sussex County Women's Democrat Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, in Georgetown. Dinner is $12 per person and includes meatloaf with gravy, mashed potatoes, corn, salad, rolls, butter, coffee and iced tea. Please RSVP by Sept. 21 to rtuman@dtcc.edu. Speakers include 20th Representative District Marie Mayor, 6th Senatorial District Claire Snyder-Hall and 4th County Council District Shirley Price. Please bring your gift for Dr. Jill Biden, unwrapped or wrapped in clear packaging. The Secret Service will check the bag. The gift should represent why you are a Democrat and what inspired you to do community service work.

Panel discussion The Sussex County Republican Women's Club (SCRWC) will hold their next dinner meeting at 6 p.m. on Sept. 24, at Baywood Greens Clubhouse. The program will include an informative panel discussion with elected officials Sen. Gerald Hocker, 20th District; Rep. Ruth Briggs King, 37th District; Rep. Dan Short, 39th District and Sen. Gary Simpson, Senate Minority Leader, 18th District. They will discuss "hot button" issues identified by the SCRWC membership. The public is invited to attend. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Kelly Roberts at 302-945-4556 by Sept. 19. For more information, call Roberts or visit www.scrwc.net. current members and previous members.

Possum Juniors meeting Due to scheduling conflicts, the September meeting of Possum Point Players Possum Juniors will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23. Starting in October, meetings will return to the third Monday of each month. Meetings are in Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Rd., Georgetown. For more information on Possum Juniors, visit www.possumpointplayers.org or call 856-3460.

Airport Advisory Committee Meeting The Sussex County Airport Advisory Committee meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, Sussex County Airport, 21911 Rudder Lane, Georgetown. The meeting is open to the public.

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.

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.

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.

Notable Books Discussion 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 Oct. 2 is an autobiography, My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor. For more information, call Laurel at 302-226-3373. All readers are welcome.

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. For more information, call Ada May 302-436-2981. All readers are welcome.

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.

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.