Elks host Hypnosis Dinner-Show
The Seaford Elk Lodge presents the Russ Clarke Comedy Hypnosis Dinner-Show, Saturday, Sept. 16. Dinner at 6 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 each and reservations will be made on a first come, first service basis when tickets are purchased. Tickets may be purchased at the Fantasy Beauty Salon on High Street, at the Lodge on Wednesday, Friday or Saturday evenings, or by calling Janice Cecil at 875-3810. Children over the age of 10 are welcome. The Elk Lodge is located on Elk Road, north of Seaford. Menu for the event is boneless chicken breast with orange-mustard sauce, parsley buttered potatoes, string beans almandine, garden salad, rolls and butter, coffee.
Neighborhood Yard Sale
Laurel Development Neighborhood Yard Sale, Saturday, Sept. 9, 7 a.m. until ??, off of Rt. 24 in LaurelÉ King, Lake Drive, Waterview, Lansing and GovernorÉ end of summer treasures at affordable prices. Raindate Sept. 16.
Yard and bake sale
Christ Lutheran Church will hold a yard and bake sale on Saturday, Sept. 23. We will sell scrapple sandwiches and hot coffee. Plenty of good buys. Hours are 7 a.m. until ?
Communitywide Yard Sale
The Town of Bridgeville host a Community-Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 7 a.m. until ? There will be lots of bargains at the yard sales throughout the town.
St. John's House Tour schedule
St. John's House Tour will be Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with 10 homes open. Tickets are available from circle leaders and committee members. The cost is $10. As usual, Jeanette Davis and her committee will serve a chicken salad luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost will be $6 including dessert and beverage. The House Tour Boutique, with Janet Hackett as chairman, will also be in Fellowship Hall. Doors will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members of St. John's are encouraged to donate crafts, used items in excellent condition, baked goods, plants, white elephants, etc. At the same time there will be an addition this year – a silent auction featuring quality items. Two quilts have already been donated. Jean Dunham and Nancy Brown are chairladies of the silent auction.
15th Apple-Scrapple Festival
The 15th annual Bridgeville Apple-Scrapple Festival will be held on Oct. 13 and 14. Live entertainment hourly, scrapple carving contest, Lego contest, three craft show areas, health fair, carnival, kids games, huge Town and Country Car Show, antique tractor pull, including a kiddie tractor pull, pony rides, and trade show. Foods include: apple dumplings, apple pies, oyster sandwiches, pig roast, scrapple sandwiches, boardwalk fries, barbequed chicken, blooming onions, pit cheeseburgers, hot dogs, fish sandwiches, kettle corn, pizza, crab cake sandwiches, candies, cakes, and drinks of any kind. Enjoy live entertainment beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, including the "Gong Show" sponsored by Froggy 99; street dance on Friday night with the band, "Sticky Situation," and a street dance on Saturday night, featuring the famous "Mike Hines and the Look" band. Also new this year will be the Dynomite professional wrestling group located at the corner of Laws Street and Delaware Avenue. For more information call 337-7275 or 629-9582 or www.applescrapple.com.
Carey'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 UMC Campground, Rt. 24, Carey's Camp 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 UMC, Atlanta Road, Seaford. Food, homemade ice cream, silent auction, games, pony rides, dunking booth. Proceeds benefit the Wesley Building Fund.
Seaford Kiwanis Auction
The Kiwanis Club of Seaford will be holding its 52nd annual Auction on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Seaford Middle School. More than 400 businesses contribute to this event. Items include furniture from Johnny Janosik and cars from Frederick Ford, Hertrich Pontiac Buick and Preston Ford. Other big-ticket items on consignment are auctioned. Preview is at 9 a.m. Auction starts at 9:30 a.m. Free admission. Refreshments available. The Kiwanis provide youth activities and scholarships.
Carriage Show at museum
The Georgetown Historical Society presents Marvel Carriage Museum Carriage Show on Saturday, Sept. 16; show time 10 a.m.; rain date Sept. 17. Championships and Reserves in three divisions: pony, horse and pair, junior/youth to drive. Silent auction and raffles; food vendors will be present. Auction ends at 4 p.m. Free admission. Call 855-9660 for information.
NMH Jewelry fund raising sale
Fund raising "Jewelery Sale" in the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Main Lobby, Thursday, Sept. 7, and Friday, Sept. 8, from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Presented by InDesign and sponsored by the Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary. It is open to the public. All items are $5 each (50 to 80 percent off department store prices). Cash, checks, credit cards and payroll deduction accepted.
Craft show benefits Delmar VFD
Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary benefit will be selling homemade crafts, soaps, woodcrafts, jewelry and much more on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Delmar Fire Department, Delmar. Tax free shopping in air conditioning.Vendor/crafter spaces still available. For information call 302-846-3860 after 4 p.m. or leave message.
Antique Bottle Club Show & Sale
Delmarva Antique Bottle Club presents its 14th annual Antique Bottle, Advertising and Collectible Show and Sale, Sunday, Sept. 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Cape Henlopen High School, Lewes.
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.
Toastmasters International, the world's leading communications and leadership development organization, will hold a demonstration meeting Thursday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. at Bay Shore Community Church, 36759 Millsboro Highway, Gumboro. The meeting is free and open to the public. Call Joy Slabaugh at 846-9201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Seaford Soccer Boosters would like to invite all parents of middle and high school students participating in the Seaford Soccer Program to become a part of the Seaford Soccer Boosters. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m., in room 124, Coach Lee's Classroom, at the Seaford High School. All parents are encouraged to attend and learn how they can help support the Seaford Soccer Program.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. This month's meeting is Thursday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested in promoting safe boating and would like to work with men and women who do vessel inspections, safety patrols and teach public safety courses, are welcome to join the Flotilla. Boat ownership is not required. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 or Jim Mullican at 732-1163.
AARP Chapter 1084
AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 meeting Thursday, Sept. 14, at Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall, Seaford, at 1:30 p.m. Guest speaker, John Walsh, will discuss AARP issues. Seaford Area includes all of Western Sussex County. Guests are welcome. Refreshments served. For information call Helen Skjoldager, 875-5086.
Widowed Persons Service
The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 12:15 p.m., at the Golden Corral. The planned guest speaker will be Edward N. Butler Jr., mayor of Seaford. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come join us - we all enjoy the trips, lunches, dinners, etc. that we do.
The Kent and Sussex County Master Gardeners 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. Delaware Equine Council Delaware Equine Council will be held, Monday, Sept 18, at 7 p.m. at the Harrington Public Library, Harrington. All those having an interest in horses are welcome. For more information call Nyle at 422-4094, or Peggy at 629-5233.
Acorn Club membership
The G.F.W.C.- Acorn Club of Seaford will hold its membership tea at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on Sept. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. The hostess is Ann McFarland.
Marine Corps League
The Marine Corps League meets the first Thursday of each month, at 7:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin in Seaford. This month will be Sept. 7.
Girls Scouts recruitment
On Saturday, Sept. 9, a recruitment for the Girl Scout organization of the Chesapeake Bay, will be held at Woodland Ferry, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. A welcome is being extended to girls and adults as well. The new focus of program this year is "Courage, Confidence, and Character, to Make the World a Better Place." Every girl can take part in the fun, learning and action offered through Girl Scout programs, Girls Discover, Girls Lead, and Girls Take Action.
Stories of Old-Time Laurel
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. Members are encouraged to invite a non-member to join them for this interesting presentation. Dates are Wednesday, Sept. 27; Wednesday, Oct. 25, and Wednesday, Nov. 29. All programs will start at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be offered.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. Anyone interested in promoting safe boating is welcome to join. Boat ownership is not required. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337.
Sweet Adelines seeks singers
Sweet Adelines invites ladies interested in learning to sing four-part acappela harmony to practice sessions at the Church of the Nazarene on U.S. 13, Seaford, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Call Kim Disharoon at 349-9652.
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.
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.
The 43rd Baker Family Reunion will be Sunday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m., at Asbury Community Hall, 26161 Asbury Road, off of Rt. 9 (between Laurel and Georgetown), with entertainment by "The Jones Boys." Descendants of John Slathel Baker and Nancy Esham Baker and guests are invited to attend. Dinner reservations at $10.95 each. Call 629-6815 for additional information.
Laurel Class of 1976
To the Class of 1976, Laurel High School classmates, there will be a reunion on Oct. 20 and 21.Oct. 20 is dinner and dancing at 59 Lake, Rehoboth Beach. Contact Lisa for more information and reservations at 302-462-0818. On Oct. 21, a dinner and dance to be held at the Laurel American Legion at 6:30 p.m. to midnight. Dinner and dance are at no cost to classmates. Cash bar. Contact Ellen at 302-846-0636 or Carol at 846-9726 for information and reservations.
The Whaley Reunion will be on Sunday, Sept. 17, 1:30 p.m., at the Rev. Lee Elliott Memorial Hall (Trinity UMC, Laurel). Bring a covered dish and a beverage. An offering will be taken to offset the expenses of chicken, hot dogs, etc. During the meeting, games will be available for children to play. Bring your softball equipment and clothes. There will be a softball game for kids of all ages following the reunion on the Whaley field. Pass this information onto your family. If you have any questions, call one of the following officers: Michelle Moyer, 875-2563; Christina Wilson, 875-7088; Melanie Cooper, 877-0402; Joan Whaley, 875-7487.
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.
Bridgeville Class of 1963
Bridgeville High School Class of 1963 reunion, Saturday, Sept. 9. All interested in attending call Patsy at 302-999-7456, or 410-348-2383.
Col. Richardson's 40th
Colonel Richardson's Class of 1966 is looking for classmates to attend its 40th Class Reunion the weekend of Sept. 22-24. A variety of fun activities are being planned including a pizza party on Friday night and dinner with music on Saturday night. Call Susan Toomey Feyl at 337-7693 or Steven Massey at (410) 883-3361 for more information. The Class of 1966 Reunion Committee is searching for the following people: Tom Coleman, John Dolby, John Keene, Kenneth Merriken, Linda Bebee Thompson, Donna Hopkins Dechaene, Pam Layton Quillen, Brenda Batson, Dorothy Holland, Diane Ricketts and Juanita Sparrow. If you know how we can contact these missing classmates, call Susan Toomey Feyl at 337-7693.
Bus trip to Washington, D.C., Saturday, Sept. 30. 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, 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.
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.
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 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.
Adult Plus+ Broadway shows
Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ program has planned some exciting trips. One of the most likely early sell-outs, according to Adult Plus+ Program Director Linda Forte, is the Tony Award-winning smash musical, "The Drowsy Chaperone." Tickets for this innovative musical within a comedy, playing at the Marriot Marquis Hotel in Times Square, are available now for the show on Wednesday, Nov. 29. Adult Plus+ offers many other theater and travel opportunities in September. Performing arts choices like "The Buddy Holly Story" at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater (Sept. 16), "42nd Street" at the Candlelight Theater (Sept. 23), and Ray Charles at the Academy of Music (Sept. 27) offer something for everyone. Experience the beauty and bounty of Lancaster County at the Kitchen Kettle Village Festival (Sept. 16), or find that perfect gift at the Historic Occoquan Craft Show (Sept. 23). Those who are nautically inclined can enjoy margaritas on the Chesapeake (Sept. 15) or a lighthouse cruise (Sept. 20) on the skipjack Martha Lewis out of Havre de Grace, Md. History buffs can visit the Antietam Battlefield and Museum (Sept. 16), experience the 22nd annual Kalorama House Embassy Tour & Luncheon (Sept. 17), or combine history and entertainment at the Medieval Times dinner tournament (Sept. 24). For details, or to register, call Adult Plus+ at 302-856-5618.
Vacation Club Trips
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 show is extra.) Vacation Club 628-1144.
Seaford Historical Society announces that the boutique at the Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion is 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 details call Skinner at 629-9378.
Christmas Show Trip
Laurel Senior Center Christmas Show trip, Dutch Apple Theater, Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 20. Cost $63, includes transportation, luncheon and show. Shopping after the show if time permits. Call 875-2536 to reserve a seat with deposit.
The Women's Holiday Mart
The Women's Holiday Mart will be held in the Exhibit Hall at the Delaware State Fairgrounds on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Features holiday shopping, demonstrations and activities for kids. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Harrington Business & Professional Women. For information, call Dawn Elliott at 302-398-8544, email email@example.com, or visit the website at bpwharrington.org.
History of 19th Century Laurel
Have you gotten your copy of this most informative book on early Laurel? The book 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.
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 shilohhouseofhope@ msn.com. The drawing will be October 16.
Harrington seeks participants
The City of Harrington extends an invitation to all those who would like to participate in its 28th annual Heritage Day on Saturday, Sept. 16. That includes exhibitors, crafts demonstrators and vendors offering food and other merchandise who would like to reserve space for the day. Planners are also looking for those who would like to join the parade – individual marchers, groups, floats, organizations, vehicles, bands and others; as well as youth talent show participants. For information or entries, call Ruth Peterman at 302-398-4493.
Water Quality topic of breakfast
Kicking off this season's Friends of Agriculture Breakfast series will be the topic of water quality trends and practices in Delaware agriculture. Beginning at 7:15 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 15, at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover, a buffet meal will be followed by "Past, Present and Future: Water Quality Practices," a presentation by David Woodward, retired assistant director of Cooperative Extension at the University of Delaware, and Mitch Woodward, an Extension agriculture agent for environmental education at North Carolina State University. The breakfast, which is sponsored by University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, is open to all regardless of race, color, sex, handicap, age or national origin. Reservations for the $15-per-person buffet can be made by sending a check made out to the University of Delaware to: Friends of Agriculture, 113 Townsend Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716-2103. You also may fax your registration to 302-831-6758 and pay at the door.
BINGO Seaford Moose
The Ritual Team of Seaford Moose Lodge 1728 will host a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Monday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6) at the Seaford Moose Lodge located at 22759 Bridgeville Highway, Seaford. This will be a community service project. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Food and refreshments available. Call David or Travis Sirman, 875-3792 or Seaford Moose Lodge, 629-8408 for tickets or information.
NHS Basket Bingo
Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, Oct. 5, starting at 7 p.m., at the Seaford Moose, located on Rt. 13A in Seaford. Proceeds from the event will benefit the American Heart Association Heart Walk 2006. The evening will consist of 20 games and will feature several baskets including the Horizon of Hope sets, Medium Wall Pocket, Beverage Toe and several regular line baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Large Hamper and the Large Autumn Treats Set with Wrought Iron Legs or one of the several door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For information contact the EAC at 302-629-6611, ext. 2404 or MorrisR@nanticoke.org.
Laurel Lioness Basket Bingo
Laurel Lioness Club Longaberger Basket Bingo, Sept. 26, at the Laurel Fire House on 10th St., Laurel. Doors open at 6 p.m., Bingo begins at 7 p.m. with plenty of refreshments and door prizes. Tickets are $20 available from any Lioness, His & Hers Hairstylist, at the door or call Dianne Thompson, 875-5126. Thank you for your help in this fund raiser. We put all profits back into the community.
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.
Harley-Davidson of Ocean City has weekly dinner rides Wednesdays at 6 p.m. 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. Arrive 15 minutes early with a full tank.
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.
KSI's 17th annual 3 Club Tournament has been re-scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 11. The excessive heat advisory in the first week of August prompted the re-scheduling of the tournament, normally held the first Wednesday in August. This is one of the most unique golf tournaments in Delaware. Not only are golfers limited to three clubs, but the highest scoring team is recognized among tournament winners with the first-, second-, and third-place low net and low gross. Golfers also take part in an unusual driving range contest sponsored by Delmarva Wholesale Bakery, "How Far Can You Drive A Carl Roll." For more information about SKI's 17th annual 3 Club Golf Tournament, or for a personal tour of KSI, call Alicia Hollis at 422-4014 ext. 3015.
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.
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.