Bulletin Board
Thursday, October 02, 2014
 
ALL ABOUT SEAFORD:

Street to speak at Manor House By Anne Nesbitt On Monday, Oct. 6, Sterling Street will be the featured speaker at the Manor House on Middleford Road in Seaford at 7:15 p.m. Street is a member of the Nanticoke Tribe and has been involved in all aspects of the annual PowWow. He is a member of the Tribal Council and former assistant treasurer. He is currently the museum coordinator at the Nanticoke Indian Museum in Millsboro. His presentation will include the activities of the tribe from the day of Captain John Smith in 1608 to the present time. The program is sponsored by the Seaford Historical Society and the Manor House. It is open to the public and there is no charge to attend. More information is available by calling the SHS office at 628-9828.

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.

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.

Seaford Homecoming Bond: Jay's Bond will be the theme for the 2014 Seaford Senior High School Homecoming. Have No Fear Secret Agent Bluejay is here. "Never Say Never" when Secret Agent Bluejay is on the job. "When you got a job to do, you got to do it well" and "Nobody Does it Better" than the Seaford Bluejay's. "Bond" together this homecoming season with this fun spy theme. The annual homecoming parade will take place on Friday, Oct. 17, beginning at 6 p.m. The SHS Blue Jay Football game against the Milford Buccaneers will follow the parade at 7:30 p.m. SHS invites the community to take part in this annual event. Parade participation forms can be obtained by calling Connie Halter at 629-4525, Ext. 2520 or by visiting the SHS website at www.shs.seafordbluejays.

Harvest Moon Dance Christ Lutheran Church and Thrivent Financial present The Harvest Moon Dance from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, at Christ Lutheran in Seaford. Live music (country and 60s music) will be provided by Harvest Harmony. There will be a silent auction. The following food items will be available at affordable prices: sloppy joes, hot dogs, baked beans, potato chips, root beer floats, assorted cakes, hot apple cider and assorted beverages. Admission is free. Proceeds benefit the Christ Lutheran Church Food Shelf.

Free Thanksgiving Meal A free Thanksgiving Day meal will be held at the Lighted Pathway Family Life Center in Seaford on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Life Center is located at 425 E. Stein Hwy., Seaford. Everyone is invited. To volunteer or sponsor the event, call 629-8583 or attend one of the planning meetings at 7 p.m. on Oct. 7, Oct. 21, Nov. 4 or Nov. 18.

Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled for the month of October at Gallery 107 in Seaford. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The gallery is open 1-6 p.m. on Thursdays, 1-7 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Saturday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Children's Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 6-9, $40 includes supplies and light lunch. Saturday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Children's Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10-14, $40 includes supplies and light lunch. Willing adults can participate. Ongoing Classes Sunday, Oct. 5, 1 p.m. - Finish up a three session pottery class with Dot Truitt to assemble and grout the mirror frames. Mondays - 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Impressionistic Oil Painting with Linda Steere, $80 members/$90 non-members (per month) Tuesdays - 1-3 p.m. - Introduction to Pastels with Cathy Walls. Four week workshop beginning Oct. 7, $85 members/$95 non-members. Minimum five, maximum 10. Supply list available upon registration (supplies are approximately $15). Wednesdays - 6-9 p.m. - Classic Realism in Oil with John Schisler. Oct. 22, 29; Nov. 5, 12, 19. $125 members/$135 non-members. Four student minimum (must be registered and paid before first class begins.) Fridays - 9-11 a.m. - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5. Classes with Nancy LaPrad at her home - Register by calling 629-4356. Adult watercolor class will continue Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8. Cost is $55 members/$60 non-members for four classes. Start anytime, bring your own supplies. Arti Party & Punch - For adults. 1-3 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month. Relax, paint with your friends and/or co-workers. Bring your own snacks and "punch." We will complete an acrylic painting in one class for you to take home. Designed for beginners. All supplies are provided. Cost: $35 members/$40 non-members.

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.

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.

Lions Basket Bingo The Seaford Lions Club will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Seaford Moose Lodge. The event will consist of 20 games and feature several Longaberger baskets as prizes, including the Longaberger hamper with lid and the fall's harvest basket. Advance tickets are $20 per person or $25 at the door. Proceeds will be used to provide eye exams and glasses in the community. Donate a gently used pair of prescription glasses and be entered into a special drawing. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, call 629-4179.

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.

ALL ABOUT LAUREL:

Sandwich Sale at Delmar Church of God Delmar Church of God of Prophecy in Laurel will hold a Sandwich Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11. The sale will include oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, soft crabs, chicken salad and more. There will also be baked goods and homemade ice cream. Yard sale space is $10. To reserve a space, call 443-235-5494. For more information, contact the church at 875-7824.

Annual meeting, open house Trap Pond Partners will hold its 2014 Annual Meeting and Open House at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Baldcypress Nature Center at Trap Pond. The program topic will be the Delaware Children in Nature initiative. Come learn how it is being implemented at Trap Pond State Park. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the Baldcypress Nature Center at 875-5163.

Town Scavenger Hunt In celebration of the fall season, the Laurel Lioness Club will host their first town-wide scavenger hunt on Sunday, Oct. 26. The hunt will start at 1 p.m. in town at Janosik Park. The first place team will win cash and prizes. The cost to enter is $10 per person or $35 for a team of four or more. Teams may consist of two to six people, and all ages are welcome (kids under 16 must be supervised by an adult). The Laurel Lioness Club will be selling food and drinks at Janosik Park during and after the hunt. Get out and spend an afternoon exploring Laurel! For more information and tickets, email scavengerhuntlaurel@gmail.com or call 858-8500.

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.

Holiday Craft & Chicken Salad Sale The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary will hold a Holiday Craft Sale & Chicken Salad Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15. All proceeds benefit the auxiliary. Breakfast, lunch and chicken salad will be available for purchase. Reserve your table for $10. Each additional table is $5. For reservations and more information, call Denise Steele at 228-4480 or denisedes1972@gmail.com.

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.

ALL ABOUT DELMAR:

Sullivan Reunion New Location The annual Sullivan Reunion scheduled for this Saturday at Melson's Church in Delmar has been relocated due to a fire in the church's meeting hall. It will be held at Church United Methodist Christ on Central Avenue same day and time, 3 p.m.

Events at St. Stephen's St. Stephen's United Methodist Church in Delmar will hold their Fall Festival featuring the Homeland Singers 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 ABOUT BETHEL:

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.

ALL ABOUT BLADES:

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.

ALL ABOUT BRIDGEVILLE:

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. 5 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."

ALL ABOUT GREENWOOD:

Solo violinist to perform On Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 1 p.m. at the Greenwood Public Library, solo violinist Catherine Boyd will present her educational and entertaining program, "Dance Music Through the Ages." Boyd will play selections from the classical, country, bluegrass, Celtic (Irish and Scottish), jazz, oldies and big band/swing genres. The program is free and open to all. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Robin Miller at the Greenwood Library at 349-5309.

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. This is the last weekend for the season.

ALL ABOUT GEORGETOWN:

Free Music on the Green event On Saturday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Music on the Green returns to Georgetown at The Jefferson School.

Free musical entertainment will feature 3C North, Sweet Steel, Jive Pickle and Jason Wilcox. This line up offers island music, a modern spin on classic country, acoustic, and folk, along with traditional classic and southern rock. Bring your friends and lawn chairs to listen to great, local music and enjoy a relaxing time for the whole family at The Jefferson School in Georgetown. While wheelchairs and strollers are welcome, pets are not. Vendor food and drinks will be available for purchase. For more information, call 856-3300.

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.

PaintNite at the fire house The Georgetown Fire House presents PaintNite at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16. The painting will be "Autumn Bird." A limited number of tickets are available and coupons/vouchers are not applicable. Visit www.paintnite.com to register. BYOB.

Ad Hoc Touring Company If you enjoy reading plays aloud, join the Ad Hoc Touring Company, an affiliate of Possum Point Players. They meet the first Monday of each month at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown. Their next meeting is at 7 p.m. on Oct. 6, in the Green Room of Possum Hall in Georgetown. The group will read Herb Gardner's comedy, Thieves. For more information about Ad Hoc, contact Roger Ault at 226-1118 or rogerault@comcast.net.

Possum Point Players shows The 2nd half of Possum Point Players' 41st season is full of music, mayhem, maternity and merriment! 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.

ALL ABOUT GALESTOWN:

Country breakfast buffet The Galestown Ruritan Club country breakfast buffet is held the last Sunday of the month from September through May from 7 to 10 a.m., at the Galestown Community Center. The buffet includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, biscuits, toast, fruit cup, and sticky buns. The community center is located at 5538 Old School House Rd., at the intersection with Galestown-Reliance Road in Galestown.

THINGS TO DO ELSEWHERE:

Delmarva Historic Haunts Visit the Milford Museum, Sunnybrae Mansion and the Milford Skating Center for an evening with Delmarva Historic Haunts - The Past is the Future with the Lights on - on Saturday, Oct. 4. Tours start at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Cost is $25 per person. To register, call 422-2740.

Wheatley Family Reunion The 95th reunion of the descendants of the Wheatley's who settled in Dorchester County, Md. and western Sussex County will hold a family reunion at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5, at Wheatley Church (Edward Wheatley Chapel) near Galestown, Md. The Rev. Ruth Tull will deliver the message and music will be provided by the Baptist Boys from Somerset County, Md. and Calvin Collins. A covered dish dinner will follow in the adjoining church hall.

Annual German Oktoberfest St. John's 24th Annual German Oktoberfest will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3 and 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, at St. John's Church in Milford. Dance to The Funsters on Friday evening. Enjoy the international food court featuring traditional German entrees, along with Italian, Hispanic, Polish, Filipino, homemade crab cakes, hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries, Italian ice, homemade baked desserts and more! Saturday features arts and crafts, a White Elephant sale and helicopter rides. Entertainment includes the Milford Community Band and Joe Kroboth and his orchestra along with the Enzian (German) dancers and the Irish School of Dancing. Don't miss Oh Boy! and their Buddy Holly Tribute at 6 p.m. For the kids there will be games, inflatablses, an obstacle course, pony rides and a petting zoo. The church is located on the corner of Seabury Avenue and School Place in Milford. For more information, call Bonnie De Mar at 422-5123, ext. 13.

The Lincolns: Portrait of a Family On Saturday, Oct. 4, at 10:30 a.m., historian Daniel Pritchett will explore the famous Lincoln family at the Delaware Public Archives in Dover in a program titled "The Lincolns: Portrait of a Family." Lincoln and Mary Todd, who met in 1839 and married in 1842, seemed at first glance to have nothing in common. Yet, their marriage was probably the most consequential in American history. This presentation will focus on this improbable pair, their four sons and the heartbreaking series of tragedies that struck the family before, during and after the Civil War. The program is free to the public and will last approximately one hour. Reservations are not required. For more information, contact Tom Summers 302-744-5047 or e-mail thomas.summers@state.de.us.

Fall Art Show and Contest The Millsboro Art League (MAL) announces its annual Fall Art Show and Contest now through Nov. 1, at their gallery in the Millsboro Town Center. Artists are invited to submit gallery ready artwork in any medium. An application is available online at www.millsboroartleague.com. Artists will receive their awards at a public reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11. For more information on this show and upcoming MAL events, visit www.millsboroartleague.com.

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.

Grange Covered Dish Dinner Henlopen Grange No. 20 will hold its annual Community/Booster Night Covered Dish Dinner and Program in the Grange Hall at 1528 Savannah Rd. Ext., Lewes, at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7. Meat, rolls and beverages will be provided by the Grange and attendees are asked to bring a covered dish. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 302-645-8098 or 302-227-2041.

Community Band performances The Milford Community Band announces the following performances for October: Milford Community Band - Oct. 6 - 11 a.m. - St. John's Octoberfest, Milford Smooth Sound Dance Band - Oct. 16 - 7:15 p.m. - Seaford Methodist Manor House Downtown Dixieland Band - Oct. 25 - 10 a.m. - Sea Witch Festival, Rehoboth Beach; Oct. 28 - 10:30 a.m. - Milton Cheer Center Happy Wanderers Oompah Band - Oct. 11 - 2 p.m. - Rusty Rudder, Dewey Beach; Oct. 18 - 7 p.m. - Dover Modern Maturity Center; Oct. 23 - 7:15 p.m. - Seaford Methodist Manor House; Oct. 29 - 6:30 p.m. - Westminster Village, Dover For more information, the schedule can be found online at www.milfordcommunity.org.

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.

Fall migration bird walks offered Park naturalists at Cape Henlopen State Park will guide visitors in explorations of the park's birding hot spots and search for birds during their fall migration. The program meets at 8 a.m. every Tuesday through Nov. 11. Beginning birders are welcome. Participants may bring binoculars or borrow a pair available at the park. This free program meets at the Seaside Nature Center. Information and required registration are available at 645-6852. More information about programs offered at Cape Henlopen and all of Delaware State Parks can be found at destateparks.com.

Free lecture on brewing in Delaware Delaware author John Medkeff will present "Four Centuries of Beer: Brewing in Delaware" at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Delaware Wine and Beer Fest in Dover. The lecture is free of charge with festival admission. The fifth annual Delaware Wine and Beer Festival will be held at the Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village from noon to 5 p.m. For tickets, visit www.DelawareWineandBeerFestival.com or call Kent County Tourism, 302-734-4888.

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 a Safe Boating Classe on 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.

Annual Country BBQ and Auction The Bayhealth Auxiliary of Milford Memorial Hospital will sponsor the 3rd Annual Country Barbecue and Auction from 5 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Milford Senior Center in Milford. The event will feature a Chinese and silent auction. Live entertainment will be provided by The Hubcaps and dinner will be catered by Troops Barbecue and Catering. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the capital campaign for the replacement facility at Milford Memorial. To purchase tickets, which are $35 each, call Cynthia Jones at 302-270-1842. For questions, email Cynthia at cybj45@comcast.net.

Ham/Turkey Shoot Schedule The Ellendale Ruritan has released its 2014-2015 Ham/Turkey Shoot Schedule. Sign up starts at 10:30 a.m., shooting starts at 11. Cancellations will be made by 9 a.m. For cancellations, call 249-2633. All events are held at the Ellendale/Georgetown VFW. Refreshments will be available for sale by the VFW. 2014-2015 schedule Oct. 25, Nov. 22, Dec. 20, Jan. 24, Feb. 28, March 28, April 25 Rain/snow dates Nov. 1, Nov. 29, Dec. 27, Jan. 31, March 7, April 4, May 2.

March of Dimes Chefs Auction Nearly 20 of the area's renowned chefs will sample their best creations at the 9th Annual Signature Chefs Auction at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27, at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, Md. Guests will enjoy tastings of everything from fried oysters to local craft brews and auctions with unique dining, entertainment, travel and leisure packages. Tickets are $80 per person and include tastings from top chefs and an open bar. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available by contacting Jessica Hales at 443-754-7041. To learn more about the March of Dimes and the Signature Chefs Auction, including a list of participating chefs, bartenders and wineries and to purchase tickets, visit www.marchofdimes.org/ChefsES.

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.

Events at Sussex County Return Day Sussex County Return Day announces the entertainment lineup for Wednesday night, Nov. 5. Playing on the big stage on the Circle starting at 5 p.m. will be the Skinny Leg Pete Band, followed by Big Hat No Cattle and the Funsters until 11 p.m. Also on the Circle that night will be cooking by the traditional Ox, a cornhole and horseshoe tournament, the second annual cupcake contest, the VFW Beer Wagon and 16 Mile Craft Brewery Tap. For more information, parade entry forms, carriage entry forms, contest information and Return Day updates, visit www.returnday.com or call the office at 855-0722. Like us on Facebook at Sussex County Return Day.

ALL ABOUT TRIPS:

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.

ALL ABOUT MEETINGS:

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.

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 Notable Books Discussion at the Selbyville Library on the second Tuesday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. The book for Oct. 14 is: The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown. For more information, call Ada May at 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.

AAUW meeting in Bethany Beach The October meeting of the American Association of University Women will be held at the Cottage Cafe in Bethany Beach on Thursday, Oct. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Speakers, Jackie Finer and Carol Wzoreck of the Greater Lewes Community Village (GLCV) will share the mission and vision of the organization, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of senior residents of the Greater Lewes Area. 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 at 302-684-8716.

Widowed Persons meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 12:15 p.m. at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. The planned guest speaker will be Dan Satterfield, meteorologist from WBOC in Salisbury. 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.

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.