Community Concerts offers five shows for the price of one
The Seaford Community Concert Association announces this year's Membership Drive will be starting. This is the 58th season for this group and promises to be another exciting year of music. There are five concerts offered this year for one low price. The adult membership is $40. Family memberships are $85, students $12. All concerts begin at 8 p.m. at the Seaford High School. The first concert is Thursday, Oct. 5, featuring "4Score." Other shows are Bay Street Brassworks, The Great China Acrobats, The Artie Shaw Orchestra and organist Hector Olivera. For further information call Jim Burket, president at 629-8657, or Mary Ann Torkelson, publicity chairwoman, at 629-5456.
Kids fishing derby and picnic
A free fishing contest for kids ages 5-16, on Saturday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m.-noon, at Blades Marina (Alt 13 just south of Seaford-Blades Bridge). Sponsored by Nanticoke River Yacht Club, there will be prizes, awards, gifts for everyone, refreshments and a barbecue lunch for all. Bring your own rod, bait will be provided. All kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information, call Bernie Warshow at 629-4204. Rain date, Saturday, Sept. 30.
Delmar citizens yard sale
The Concerned Citizens of Delmar will sponsor a fall yard sale, Saturday, Sept. 23, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the State Street Park, Delmar. The rain date will be Sept. 30. A portion of profits will benefit the Delmar Library Building Fund. For vendor information contact Melanie Boltz (302-846-3079) or Sharon Levandnuk (302-846-9574).
Annual Fishing Tournament
Laurel American Legion Post 19 will be holding their annual Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. till noon. Ages 4-7, 8-11, and 12-15 years old. Under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Once again the Benson family is awarding savings bonds to prize-wining fishermen. Gifts for all participants and grab bags of fishing gear. Entry forms are at A&K Enterprises at Central Avenue and Broad Creek location. Further information call 875-5513.
Communitywide Yard Sale
The Town of Bridgeville will 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.
Union UMC Yard Sale Sept. 23
Large Indoor Yard Sale at Union United Methodist Church, Laws Street, Bridgeville, Saturday, Sept. 23, 7 to 11 a.m.
Autumn Craft Show
The Autumn Craft Show at the Delaware State Fairgrounds features autumn crafts such as stain glass, framed artwork, clothing, gourmet food items, jewelry, pottery and ceramics, flowers, rod iron, and many more. The dates are Saturday, Sept. 30, from 9 to 5 and Sunday, Oct. 1, from 10 to 4. The craft show is inside the enclosed Schibinger Pavilion which is handicap and stroller accessible. Handcraft Unlimited accepts all major credit cards at every stand.
Yard sale Sept. 22, 23
Yard Sale-rain or shine, 8 a.m. until ?, Sept. 22 and 23, 106 North Race St., Georgetown, the Truth & Life Center/the Bridge.
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.
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.
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.
Punkin Chunkin anniversary
The Punkin Chunkin Association is anticipating raising thousands of dollars for local and national charities during the 21st annual world championships scheduled for Nov. 3-5. The first day of competition will culminate with a Marshall Tucker Band concert. Opening for the Marshall Tucker Band will be country artist Danielle Peck. The Marshall Tucker Band is known for hits such as "Can't You See," "Fire on the Mountain" and "Heard it in a Love Song." Peck is a newcomer to the country music scene, making a name for herself with the song, "Findin' a Good Man." She was ranked No. 18 on CMT's top-20 list during the third week of August 2006. Concert tickets are $25 and will go on sale Sept. 18. They will be available at Mugs & Stitches in Lewes, the Cape Gazette office in Nassau Commons, west of Lewes, by contacting Frank Shade at 854-5382, or at the Punkin Chunkin office at 684-8196. For more information about the 2006 event, visit the website www.punkinchunkin.com. The gourd-hurtling competition will be in the same location as in the last several years: the intersection of Sussex 305 and Sussex 306 - Hollyville Road and Harmony Cemetery Road in Millsboro. This is the last year the event will be in Millsboro. The association recently contracted with Bridgeville officials and the Dale Wheatley family to use a nearly 1,000-acre farm site for future chunks, beginning in the fall of 2007.
Bingo Nanticoke Health
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.
Beta Sigma Phi
Laureate Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority will be sponsoring a Basket Bingo on Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Seaford Moose Lodge. Doors open at 6 p.m.; games start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Refreshments will be available. For tickets call Debbie at 629-8633. Lots of baskets - several combos and filled baskets. We are a non-profit organization. This is the main fundraiser that supports our local service projects in the community each year. The proceeds from this event will go to the "Hospice Festival of Trees."
Golf Trinity Foundation
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.
'Raise the Roof' Golf Tournament
"Raise the Roof" Golf Tournament to benefit Shiloh House of Hope, a residential program for hurting teens. Through Christ-centered education and counseling, teens find a hope and a future and both the teens and their families receive healing and restoration. The golf tournament will be Monday, Oct. 16, at The Rookery. Shotgun begins at 9 a.m. Teams of four can play for $375, single players for $100. Sponsor a hole, for $150. For more information on Shiloh House of Hope visit www.shilohhouseofhope.org or to register for the golf tournament, call 629-5331.
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.
Galestown Ruritan Club breakfast
The Galestown Ruritan Club all-you-can-eat-breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Galestown Community Hall, from 7-10 a.m. Adults, $6; Children 6-12 years, $3; under 6 are free. Menu includes sausage, scrapple, pancakes, eggs, hash browns, Hominy casserole, chipped beef, fruit cup, biscuits, sticky buns.
Chicken and Ham diner
Chicken and ham dinner will be on Friday, Sept. 22, 5:30 -7:30 p.m. at the Seaford Moose Lodge. Cost $7.50 per person (all-you-can-eat). Open to the public. Karaoke with Big B, 8 p.m.
All-you-can-eat breakfast at the Blades Fire Hall, 5th & Cannon Streets. Adults $7, children $3. Sunday, Oct. 1, 8 - 11 a.m. Sponsored by the Auxiliary and Firemen of the Blades Fire Company.
Bridgeville Union UMC Diner
Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville, in its fellowship hall (across from the bank) will have its grand re-opening of 'Union Station Diner' on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 5-7 p.m. Price for adults is $7; children 12 and under, $3.50. Menu to include: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, stewed tomatoes, veggies, beverage, rolls and assorted desserts. Questions, call 337-7409.
Friendly's Night - On Thursday, Sept. 28, from 5 to 8 p.m., 10 percent of all sales will be donated to the Seaford Mission.
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 ?
Sussex County Airport
The next regular meeting of the Sussex County Airport Committee will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Sussex County Administrative Offices building, 22215 DuPont Highway (West Complex Building, Rt. 113), Georgetown, at 6 p.m. If there are any questions call 855-7770.
The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford will hold a business meeting and also convention review at "Pizza King" at 6 p.m. on Sept. 28. The hostess will be Dian Bush and committee.
The Georgetown Public Library presents an Energy Conservation Program with Joe Green of the Delaware Electric Co-op on Oct. 17, at 2 p.m. in the Library Conference Room. For details call 856-7958.
Laurel Chamber Membership
You are invited to the General Membership meeting of the Laurel Chamber of Commerce at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at the Chamber of Commerce office on Poplar Street in Laurel. Guest speaker will be Col. McLeash of the Delaware State Police.
Women's Democrat Club
The Sussex County Women's Democrat Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown. Speakers will be Dennis Spivak, and local candidates. Dinner cost $12 per person. For details and reservations, call Thelma Monroe, president, 934-9716.
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. 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.
Woodbridge Class of 1976
The Woodbridge High School Class of 1976 will hold its 30-year class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Suicide Bridge Restaurant in Secretary, Md. It will be a dinner cruise. If you have not been contacted, call Dottie (Breeding) Bauguess at 629-9792.
Laurel Class of 1976
To the Class of 1976, Laurel High School classmates, there will be a reunion on October 20 and 21. October 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. The Class of '76 is searching for classmates: Blair Bennett, Diana Calhoun, Kenny Carroll, Belinda Hill Carmean, Ida Mae Horsey, Diane O'Neal, Robert Ryan, Rickey Smart, George Sorrow, Calvin Strand, Jeff Walters, Debbie Winder, Paul Joyner and Mary Kelly. If you know how we can contact these missing classmates call Ellen at 846-0636 or Carol at 846-9726.Also call for reservations.
Woodbridge Class of '96
Woodbridge Class of '96 is having its 10 year class reunion on Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Lighthouse Restaurant at Fisherman's Wharf in Lewes. Contact Mandy Passwaters Forbes at 919-361-1452, or via email at email@example.com. Thank you and we're looking forward to seeing everyone from '96.
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.
Colonel 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.
Seaford Historical Society
The Seaford Historical Society will visit numerous sites in the Dover area. The trip, scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 4, will include the John Dickinson Mansion, the Delaware National Estuarine Center, the Air Mobility Command Museum and Barratt's Chapel. Each site will broaden our understanding. The bus will leave the Seaford Village Shopping Center at 9 a.m. and return at 6 p.m. The cost is $35 for members and $50 for nonmembers. The $50 fee will include an individual membership. The Dickinson plantation was the home of John Dickinson, who wrote many papers and articles in the Revolutionary War era. We will visit the home and extensive grounds and out-buildings. A box lunch will be enjoyed on the grounds. The Estuarine Center sits on 910 acres near the St. Jones River and Blackbird Creek. This habitat is reserved for study and research. Wild life is abundant. Dover Air Force Base is the site of the Air Mobility Command Museum. Among the exhibits of vintage aircrafts, there is an exhibit showing the evolution of military rations, hardtack to MRE's. Barratt's Chapel, built in 1780, is considered the cradle of Methodism in America. There are many historic and interesting sites in our area and they will broaden our view of Delaware and the important part it has played in the growth of our country. For more information or reservations, call John Farquhar at 629-2336.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website at bpwharrington.org.
Babies & Toddlers Stay and Play
Parents and children from birth to age four are invited to play together, listen to a story, learn new songs and finger plays, and network with other families. Free. Closed on school holidays. No registration required. Call Anna Scovel at 856-5239 for more information.Seaford Parks & Recreation (SDPR), 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon.
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.
Return Day right around the corner
Return Day 2006 is coming up Thursday, Nov. 9. and the Sussex County Return Day Committee has a new website up and running where you can get up-to-date information about events and schedules on Return Day as well as the Wednesday night Ox Roast activities. Applications are being accepted for parade entrants and vendors. The application forms are available on the website at www.returnday.org, by e-mailing email@example.com or by calling 855-0722.
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.
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.
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.
Master Gardeners workshop
The Sussex County Master Gardeners, of Delaware Cooperative Extension for both Delaware State University and University of Delaware, announce a workshop "Digging & Storing Summer Bulbs" to be held Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 10 a.m. Demonstration on digging and storing bulbs of all kinds such as caladiums, dahlias, gladiolas, cannas, callas, etc. Learn the different techniques, when to dig, how to inspect and store them for the winter. The workshop will be held at the Carvel Building on Rt. 9, 16483 County Seat Highway, west of Georgetown. Call Sharon Webb at 302-856-2585, ext. 540 to register for workshop. Pre-registration is requested.
Delaware Safe Boating Course
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 12-4 of Seaford, is offering the Delaware Safe Boating course on Saturday, Sept. 23, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club in Blades. Cost is $10 per person (covers materials). Delaware law specifies that anyone born after February 1978 must complete the Delaware Safe Boating course in order to operate a boat in Delaware waters. If you are interested in taking this safe boating course, contact Wayne E. Hickman at 629-6337 to register.