Fall Victorian Tea
The Seaford Historical Society's fall Victorian Tea will be held on Saturday, Sept. 16, in the Ross Mansion at 2 p.m. There will be a showing of Victorian gowns along with the exquisite food in the elegant atmosphere. Peg Rider of Sharptown, Md., owns an impressive collection of Victorian gowns and will be modeling several of them. She also collects antique cars and is an active member of the Sharptown Historical Society. Jeanne Conner, chairperson of the Victorian Teas, does extensive research of Victorian era recipes in order to have a unique and different menu at each Victorian tea. She then instructs her team of volunteer cooks with preparation of the six sweets and six savories. Margaret Alexander oversees the serving. Hostesses are in period costume. Charge for the tea is $10 per person. Seating is arranged with four people at each table. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Ruthe Wainwright at 629-8765. Persons wishing to sit together should so indicate when making reservations. Seating is limited to 40 people.
LifeCare Basket Bingo
LifeCare at Lofland Park Memory Walk team will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, August 31, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose, Route 13A, Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 exciting games and will feature several filled baskets including the Spin Organizer, Heartwood Bread, and Crocus as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win Gourmet Picnic Basket Bundle Set, Collectors Club Mailbox, Vintage Vine Serveware Set or one of the several door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact the LifeCare Memory Walk Team at 628-3000 ext. 8452 or email Dennist@nanticoke.org.
Danny Short Fund Raiser
Fund raiser for Danny Short for Delaware House of Representatives 39th District, Saturday, Aug. 19, 5 to 8 p.m., Nanticoke River Yacht Club, tickets are $35. Food, live and silent auction. Call 628-5222 or visit www.dannyshort.com.
Pig Pickin' for Biff Lee
40th District Rep. Biff Lee's annual "pig-pickin'," Saturday, Sept. 9, Laurel Fire Hall, 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be obtained from Richard Small at Small's Insurance on South Central Avenue, Laurel.
Vance Phillips' Crab Feast
The Friends of Vance Phillips 10th annual crab feast and watermelon extravaganza on Saturday, Aug. 26, 3 p.m., at Cypress Point, Trap Pond State Park. Crabs and a full buffet featuring stuffed shrimp, fried chicken, sweet corn, desserts and more. Admission is $30 and kids under 12 are free with an adult. All are welcome. RSVP by calling 302-430-4215.
Reception for Sheriff Reed
Reception to re-elect, Robert Reed, Sussex County Sheriff, Saturday, Aug. 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. Hosted by Bob and Sandra Massey, "Happy Trails," 5556 White Cedar Lane, Woodland, Seaford. Cost $35 a person or $50 for couple. RSVP (302) 629-5158 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beau Biden's dinner
The Sussex Friends in support of Beau Biden (2006 Democrat candidate for attorney general) all-you-can-eat chicken and dumpling dinner, Saturday, Sept. 9, Bridgeville Fire Hall, 6 p.m., $20. There will be door prizes and an auction. For more information and ticket reservations, call George Adams at 349-4819.
Possum Point Yard Sale
Possum Point Players Community Theatre in Georgetown is sponsoring its second annual Yard Sale on Saturday, Aug. 19, starting at 7 a.m. This volunteer-run organization will accept donations for the sale at Possum Hall in Georgetown. Possums' board of directors is asking for donations of sellable items for their fundraiser. They will take everything from furniture to office items or household items, baby items, books, bikes and other sporting equipment, just to name a few possibilities. Last year they did not offer clothes at the sale, but this year they will be accepting kids' clothes (baby sizes through small children). Contact the office at 856-3460, to set up a delivery time, particularly for larger items, or for after-hours delivery. Items to be donated for sale can be delivered to Possum Hall. All donations for the yard sale are tax-deductible. Ask for your tax letter at time of drop off.
Laurel Historical Society is hosting a Basket Bingo on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at the Laurel Fire Hall Tickets $20 and include Lattice Weave Hamper Basket raffle ticket. Call Edna Marvil 875-9427 or Linda Justice 875-4217 for tickets or information.
Milton Arts Guild Sidewalk Art
Milton Arts Guild's 4th semi-annual Sidewalk Art Show, Saturday Sept. 30, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine. The show is sponsored by the Abraxas Studio of Art, Deitrick Studios, Federal Street Gallery & Espresso Bar, Frank Ditman, Milton Chamber of Commerce, Milton V.F.W., and Norma Krauss. Call 684-0590.
Trinity Foundation Golf Tourney
Saturday, Sept. 23, Trinity Transport's third annual golf tournament to benefit the Trinity Foundation, Seaford Golf & Country Club, at 9 a.m. Cost is $75 a person. Four-person scramble format. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Tournament participants, hole sponsors and door prize donations are needed. Contact Lance Massey, Megan Smith or Alice Messick at 1-800-846-3400 or go to www.puttforlife.org.
Shiloh House of Hope Raffle
Raffle tickets for a Royal Carribbean cruise to benefit the Shiloh House of Hope, a residential program for teens. Tickets are $10 or three for $25. Phone 629-5331 or email email@example.com. Drawing will take place on Oct. 16.
VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe
VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 8-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund. All are welcome. Chicken Barbecue
Christ United Methodist Church is holding a chicken barbecue, Saturday, Aug. 26, 9 a.m. to 1 pm., Dickerson Farm produce stand, 1/4 mile south of the Eastern Shore Vetinarian Hospital, northbound lane of U.S. 13. Cost is $5.50 for 1/2 chicken, applesauce and rolls. Drinks will be 50 cents. All proceeds will support local missions and outreach.
DuPont 25 Year Club dinner
The Annual DuPont 25-Year-Club dinner will be held on Friday, Sept. 8, at the Laurel Fire Hall on Tenth Street in Laurel. Contact Ray Whaley at 537-6113 on or before Aug. 18.
Harley-Davidson of Ocean City, located next to Stephen Decatur High School, Berlin, Md., has weekly dinner rides Wednesdays at 6 p.m. The rides are open to all riders and their passengers and to all brands of motorcycles. For more information, contact Harley-Davidson of Ocean City at 410-629-1599 or hdoceancit@ aol.com. Next rides: Aug. 23: Adam's Ribs, Fruitland; Aug. 30: Mystery Ride. Arrive 15 minutes early with a full tank. All rides leave at 6 p.m.
The Kent and Sussex County Master Gardeners, of Delaware Cooperative ext. for both Delaware State University and University of Delaware, are trying to find former Master Gardeners who would be interested in attending a 20th Anniversary Celebration to be held in Dover on Oct. 18. If interested, call Sharon Webb at 856-2585, ext. 540 with your current address and phone number.
Equine Council meeting
Next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council to be held, Monday, Aug. 21, 7 p.m., at the Harrington Public Library. All those interested in horses are welcome. For more information contact Peggy at 629-5233.
Master Gardeners workshop
The Sussex County Master Gardeners, of Delaware Cooperative Extension for both Delaware State University and University of Delaware, announce a workshop "An Evening in the Vegetable Garden" to be held Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 6:30 p.m. Learn about vegetable gardening. Taste some of the tomatoes and other vegetables grown in our garden. The workshop will be held at the Carvel Building on Rt. 9, 16483 County Seat Highway, west of Georgetown. Call Sharon Webb at 856-2585, ext. 540, to register. Pre-registration is requested.
AARP Board meeting
AARP Chapter 5340 will hold a Board Meeting 10 a.m. Aug. 28, at the Sussex County Airport Conference Room, Georgetown. All members are encouraged to attend. For details call Melissa Richardson, president, 945-1288.
Kendal Jones slide show
The Laurel Historical Society's Kendal Jones will be presenting a three-part slide show on "Places, Faces and Stories of Old-Time Laurel" at the Laurel Public Library in the new community meeting room. This meeting is open to the public as well as the membership. Now would be a great time to invite a non-member to join you for this interesting presentation. Dates are set for Wednesday, Sept. 27; Wednesday, Oct. 25, and Wednesday, Nov. 29. All programs will start at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be offered.
Seaford Historical Society
The annual picnic for members of Seaford Historical Society has been rescheduled for Monday, Sept. 11, at 5 p.m., on the lawn of the Ross Mansion. Each family is asked to bring a vegetable, salad or dessert. The Society provides chicken and beverages. The charge is $3 per person payable at the door. Reservations are necessary and must be made by Tuesday, Sept. 5, by calling Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788. A recent suggested revision to the by-laws was included in the June issue of the newsletter. These revisions have been approved by the society's operating board. A vote will be taken of members at the picnic to accept or reject the changes. The Grandpa Jammers will provide entertainment. Anyone who is not a member but would like to attend may join that day. Annual dues are $15 per person or $25 per family.
Laurel Library Genealogy
The Laurel Public Library is pleased to announce that an introductory genealogy program is planned for Saturday, Sept. 23, at 10:30 a.m., in the library's new Carpenter Community Room. Experienced genealogists, Carolyn Miller and Ralph Nelson, both members of the Sussex County Genealogy Society, will be presenting a PowerPoint program on introductory research strategies, while library staff will offer an overview of materials available in the Delaware Room and the Genealogy and Family History Area. In the afternoon, the morning presenters will be available for an informal, hands-on help session in the second floor research areas until the library closing time of 2 p.m. Interested persons are encouraged to attend both sessions. Membership information about the Sussex County Genealogy Society will also be available. While lunch is not included in these activities, brown baggers may use the refrigerator in the meeting room kitchen. Call the library at 875-3184 or visit www.laurel.lib.de.us.
New TOPS Group Forms
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a non-profit weight loss support group, meets Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford. For more information, contact Jean Davis at 410-883-3407.
Cary's Fall Fling
Cary's Fall Fling, Saturday, Sept. 9, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Yard sale, crafts, flea market, food, health screenings. Carey's UM Church Campground, Rt. 24, Carey's Cam Road. Phone 934-7665.
Wesley Fun-d Day
Second annual Wesley Fun-d Day and Car Show, Saturday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wesley U.M. Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford. Food, homemade ice cream, silent auction, games, pony rides, dunking booth. Proceeds benefit the Wesley Building Fund.
Nanticoke River Bike Tour
8th annual Nanticoke River Bike Tour, Saturday, Sept. 2, Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club, 8:30 a.m. Rides are 15, 30 and metric century (62.5) miles. Phone 629-8740 or check www.nanticokebiketour.com.
Ride for Kidsake
Fourth annual Ride for Kidsake sponsored by Laurel Police Department and Harley-Davidson of Seaford, Saturday, Aug. 26. Registration from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Harley shop, U.S. 13, Seaford, $10. Proceeds from the poker run benefit The Children's Advocacy Center of Delaware. Phone 875-2244 for more information.
Tractor Show at Yoder's Farms
First State Antique Club of Delaware's Tractor Show, Hit and Miss Engines, Oct. 6 and 7, Yoder Farms, Greenwood. Live auction, Friday, 6 p.m., flea market both days, youth safety program, Saturday, 9 a.m., tractor games, refreshments and entertainment. Call 875-3040.
CHEER caregiver training
Are you taking care of a loved one who is bedridden or in a wheelchair? Would you like to learn techniques used by physical and occupational therapists that will save you time, frustration, while preventing injury? On Wednesday, Aug. 23, and Wednesday, Aug. 30, the CHEER Community Center offers caregiver training parts one and two. This training program will begin at 10 a.m. until noon and will take place at the center located at 20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown. No registration is needed. For more information call Cindy Mitchell at 854-9500.
Bus Trip to Washington, D.C.
Bus trip to Washington, D.C., Saturday, Sept. 30, will visit World War II and Vietnam Memorials, The Mall, Smithsonian, National Gallery of Art, the Museum of Natural History, with free time to enjoy the area. Bus leaves at 8 a.m. from the Fireman's Carnival Grounds in Sharptown, Md. Cost $20. Lunch on your own, brown bag or at the Mall. Dinner stop on way home at "Old Country Buffet," Annapolis, again on your own. This trip is sponsored by Roelma Chapter, Order of Eastern Star of Sharptown. Any chapter member will help you. The public is invited. For reservations call 875-5911, or send check, payable to Susan Calloway, 32556 Holly Oak Drive, Laurel, DE 19956. Deadline for reservation is September 21.
VACATION CLUB TRIPS
Oprah's Color Purple
Oprah's Color Purple on Broadway, N.Y., Sunday, Aug. 27, 7:30 p.m. Bus, show and dinner, $175. Vacation Club, 628-1144.
Tyler Perry's play
"What's Done in the Dark," Saturday, Sept. 9, at Morgan State College, Baltimore. Bus leaves at noon. $68 for show, bus, dinner. Vacation Club 628-1144.
Atlantic City & Comedy Club
On Saturday, Sept. 30, Atlantic City trip is $35 and $15 is returned. Comedy show with Bruce. (Bruce is extra if attending.) Vacation Club 628-1144.
SDPR TRIPS PLANNED
Radio City Music Hall
The Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation will take its annual trip to a Radio City Music Hall Christmas show on Dec. 3. The cost is $115 and the departure time from the back parking lot of Seaford High School is 7 a.m. Call 629-6809 for more information.
Boyds Bears Country
The Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a trip to Boyds Bears Country in Gettysburg, Pa., on Sept. 23. The cost is $30. It is the biggest teddy bear store in the country and restaurants and shopping are on site. The trip is scheduled during basket week and Longaberger will be there. Guests can also schedule an appointment to make their own basket. Call 628-6809 for more information.
Trip to National Cathedral
AARP Chapter 5340 of Georgetown trip to National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., Sept. 20. The bus will leave Georgetown's Square, East Market Street, near the Dollar General Store, at 9:30 a.m. A guided tour of the National Cathedral approximately 12:30 p.m. The tour of the National Museum at the Behring Center begins at 2:30 p.m. Dinner is on your own at the Country Buffet, Annapolis Mall. Return time to Georgetown will be approximately 9:30 p.m. The cost for each person is $32. For registration and additional information contact Hilda Parker at 856-2760, or Betty Schultz at 945-5721. Registration and payment due by Sept. 1.
Nazarene trip to Flea Markets
Saturday, Sept. 23, United Church of the Nazarene, Hurlock, Md., trip to Flea Markets in Englishtown, N.J. Adults $30; children 12 year and under $15. Money due by Sept. 9. Phone 1-410-943-0900 or 1-410-754-9135. Bus will stop for breakfast. The public is invited.
History of 19th Century Laurel
Have you gotten your copy of this most informative book on early Laurel yet? We have several copies left which would make a wonderful and valued gift for the holidays. The 430+ page book is a reprint written by the late Harold Hancock in the 1980s and is selling for $45 or it can be mailed for an additional $5. To obtain a copy contact any board member or call Linda Justice at 875-4217.
Victorian Christmas planned
Seaford Historical Society announces that the boutique at the Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion is coming back. After an absence of several years Shirley Skinner, chairperson of the society gift shop committee, announces the return of this specialty. All members are asked to donate one item, large or small. Items may be placed in the gray box on the front porch of the Ross Mansion at any time before Dec. 1. For any questions or further information call Skinner at 629-9378.
Littleton family reunion
The 34th annual family reunion of Minos and Edith Littleton, Sunday, Sept. 17, John West Park in Ocean View, from 3-7 p.m. Contact Nancy Smith at 539-3278 or Tom Wilson at 629-2153. Rain date: Sunday, Sept. 24.