Designer Bag Bingo On Sunday, Nov. 5, a Designer Bag Bingo will be hosted by the Seaford Elks Lodge. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Includes a meal! Coach, Dooney and Bourke, Kate Spade, Michael Kors. Only 150 tickets will be sold. Doors open 12:30, play begins at 2. For tickets call: 302-745-8500 or 629-2458. The lodge is located at 8846 Elks Rd, Seaford.
Fish fry and bake sale Sussex County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will hold a fish fry and bake sale fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 20, from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. at 453 North St., Seaford. Menu will include fish sandwich (trout), chips, bottled water or tea, and sweet potato pie. For more information, contact Paula Roberts at 302-664-1180 or Hattie Bull 302-228-0057.
Seaford Republican Womens Club The Seaford Republican Womens Club will meet on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 10:30 a.m. at Pizza King in Seaford. The guest speaker will be former State Archivist Russ McCabe. Everyone is invited.
Fall Festival The Seaford VFW Auxiliary Post 4961 will be holding a Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for kids ages 1 to 12. Join us for fun games and prizes. Hot dogs and snacks will be provided.
Seaford High School hosts eighth grade open house Seaford High School invites the Class of 2022 to join its successful, honorable and self-motivated students who are redefining the definition of being a Blue Jay. Come out and see the new state-of-the art facility and all the opportunities that are available at Seaford High School. The open house will take place Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 5:30Ð7:30 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the school and meet the staff.
Halloween parade The 2017 Seaford Halloween Parade, sponsored by the Downtown Seaford Association, Inc., will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 25. Registration will begin at 6 p.m. in the parking lot at Dr. Wolfgangs (Cedar Avenue Medical) at One Cedar Avenue and High Street. The parade will begin at 7 p.m., starting at Dr. Wolfgangs and going down High Street to Arch Street to the firehouse for judging and the party. In case of rain, registration and the party will be held at the firehouse (Cannon Street entrance). The categories will be 0-3 years, 4-7 years, and 8-12 years and will include a winner and runner-up for most original, funniest, and scariest. There will also be a group winner and runner up with an overall prettiest having a winner and a runner-up. Due to the fact that there are so many little ones in the parade, motorized vehicles are not allowed in the parade. For more information call 228-6512; 629-6762; or 629-7357.
SHS Homecoming Dancing Through The Decades is the theme for the 2017 Seaford High School Homecoming. The Homecoming parade will take place on Friday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m. The SHS Blue Jay Football game against Lake Forest will follow the parade at 7. SHS invites the community to take part in this annual event. For a parade participation form, call Connie Halter at 629-4525, ext. 2520 or visit www.shs.seafordbluejays.
Sewing classes Sign up for sewing classes at Butlers Sewing Center in the Nylon Capital Shopping Center in Seaford. The classes will benefit the beginners as well as the more experienced. Classes are through December. Come by or call Shirley Butler at 629-9155 and she will put you in the right class. Butlers also teaches quilting classes.
Concert at the library On Sunday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m., the Friends Free Concert Series will present the Ocean Bay Chorus of Salisbury, Md., representing the Sweet Adelines. For more information, contact the library at 629-2524 or follow Friends of the Seaford District Library on Facebook at www/facebook.com/seafordfriends.
Quarter Auction A Quarter Auction to benefit the Alzheimers Association will be held on Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Seaford Elks Lodge, 20886 Elks Rd., Seaford. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7. Admission is $10 and seating is limited. Reservations are recommended by calling 628-3000.
Self-paced computer training Learn basic and intermediate computer and information processing skills using computer assisted tutorials. Topics include computer basics, Microsoft Office, Internet search applications, email and more. A facilitator is available to get you started and answer questions. Prior computer experience is helpful but not required. Sessions are held Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m., in the Nason Room at the Seaford District Library. Call the Seaford Library at 629-2524 to reserve a seat. Walk-ins are also welcome
Oyster Sandwich Fry Members of Masonic Lodge #4, 102 West Sixth St., Laurel, will hold their monthly oyster sandwich fry on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 11 a.m. Fried oyster, crab, and soft crab sandwiches and cream of crab soup will be available.Delmar Adah Chapter #5 will sell desserts.
40th Class Reunion The Laurel High School Class of 1977 will celebrate its 40th Class Reunion on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the American Legion in Laurel. At 8 p.m., the reunion will be opened to other classmates from the Ô70s for $5 per person for the duration of the night. For more information, call Donna Andrew at 875-2754 or Barry Munoz at 875-7408.
Journey for Sight The Laurel Lions Clubs annual Pet Culver Memorial Journey for Sight, will be held on Sunday Nov. 5, at scenic Trap Pond State Park in Laurel. Registration begins at noon and the walk will begin at 1 p.m. Please bring your pledge sheets and money to registration. The walk is a great way for participating clubs and organizations with five or more walkers to make money. The Laurel Lions will give back 50% of your pledges to your club or organization. A light lunch will be offered after the walk. For more information, contact Lion Pat Disharoon at 410-896-3371 or Lion Wendy Dolby 302-875-3902.
Beef and Beer Laurel American Legion Post 19, 12168 Laurel Rd., Laurel, will hold a Beef and Beer on Friday, Nov. 10 from 5 p.m. until. All-you-can-eat beef, coleslaw, pasta salad, baked beans, chips, dip and unlimited draft beer.Music by The Runner Ups from 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $20 each and must be purchased in advance. Call the Post at 875-9948 or Marcy Walls at 381-8809.
Trunk or Treat at North Laurel Trunk or Treat will be held at North Laurel Elementary School, 600 Wilson St., Laurel, on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., rain or shine. Enjoy a fun and safe evening with decorated trunks and plenty of candy.Fall Festival and fundraiser will be held indoors to support the school. Concessions will be available. For more information, visit www.laurelwesleyan.org or call 875-5380.
DanielBurtonLeCatesfamilyreunion The Daniel Burton LeCates family reunion will take place Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Laurel American Legion, located at 12168 Laurel Rd. in Laurel. If family members have any questions they can call302-245-6851or email Mrblue055@gmail.com.
Cemetery haunted house A cemetery haunted house will be sponsored by the Odd Fellows Lodge #27 of Laurel on the weekends of Oct. 20/21 and 27/28. Ticket sales start at 7 p.m. Park at the Laurel Fire Department and hitch a tractor ride to the haunted house. Hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, candy, cookies, and hot and cold refreshments will be provided by the Martha Rebekah Lodge #21. Bring a canned good donation and save $1 off the cost of admission.
Craft, Vendor, Chicken Salad Sale The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary will hold its Annual Holiday Craft, Vendor & Chicken Salad Sale on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Laurel Fire Dept., 205 W. 10th St., Laurel. Reserve your tables now. The first table is $10 and each additional table is $5. Electric is available for $5 per vendor and must be requested at the time of payment. Application and payment must be received by Nov. 1, to reserve your space which is limited. The application is available online at www.laurelfiredept.com. Vendor set up is on Friday, Nov. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. and/or Saturday, Nov. 11 from 8 to 9 a.m. All items must be removed by 4 p.m. on the day of the sale. For reservations and more information, contact Gloria Wright at 443-521-0015 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Denise Steele at 302-228-4480 or email@example.com. Breakfast, lunch and chicken salad will be available for purchase. Contact any auxiliary member to pre-order (orders by the pint). Proceeds benefit the Laurel Fire Dept. Auxiliary.
Bethel Museum hosts movie on Vietnam On Sunday, Oct. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m., the Bethel Museum will present a movie about Delaware veterans from the Vietnam War followed by a discussion hosted by journalist Nancy Lynch and Rick Lovekin, a Delaware Vietnam veteran. The movie, prepared by the Delaware Humanities Forum, includes interviews with Delaware Vietnam veterans. Lynch wrote the book Vietnam Mailbag, which is about letters she received from Delaware veterans during this war. This movie also includes recent interviews from some of these veterans. Lynch and Lovekin will discuss the veterans views of the war, both then and now and will be available for questions. Please join us for this thought provoking presentation. The museum is located at 312 First Street in Bethel. If you have questions, please call 772-631-7893.
Historical Society Events Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 25 and 26, from 12-4 p.m. is the Annual Holiday Craft Show at the Bethel Museum.
The Historical Society is currently booking reservations for venders for the craft show, which is $30 for two days and $20 for one day. Vendors to set up inside the museum, available setups limited. For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org Sunday, Dec. 10, is Future Builder Raffle Drawing. The Museum will be open from 2-4 p.m. The drawing for 1st prize will be at 4 p.m., (choice) of Leggo Minecraft or erector Ferris Wheel. After contacting the winner, 2nd place winner will be notified. Tickets are available at the Bethel Market and Museum. For further information, email email@example.com. The Bethel Museum is open the second and fourth Sunday of each month from 2-4 p.m. All events are held at 312 First Street, Bethel, DE Phone: (302) 858-3840
All-you-can-eat Spaghetti Dinner The Bi-State Ruritans are sponsoring an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 3 to 6 p.m., at Melson Church Community Hall, Melson Road & Melson Church Road, east of Delmar. Cost is $10 per person for spaghetti, salad, bread, iced tea and coffee. Desserts will be available for a nominal fee. A Chinese auction will also be held. Tickets are available from any Bi-State Ruritan member or at the door.
Delmar Citizen of the Year banquet The Greater Delmar Chamber of Commerce will honor the 2017 Citizen of the Year Russell Smart with a banquet to be held on Thursday, Nov. 2 at the Delmar VFW. The event will begin at 6:15 p.m. with the program to begin at 6:45 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. and will consist of prime rib. Tickets are $25 each. Advance tickets are required and may be purchased by contacting Lisa Lloyd Ellis at The Bank of Delmarva- 410-742-9401 or 410-430-7720. There will be no tickets sold at the door.
Beef and Dumpling dinner The Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting their semi-annual Beef and Dumpling dinner on Nov. 18 from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Carry outs will be available. Tickets are $14 for adults and $7 for children, 12 and under. Advance tickets only. No tickets will be sold at the door. For tickets call 410-896-3280, 443-359-5767,443-493-3153 or contact any auxiliary member..
Bridgeville Library COPE Van and Flu Shots - Thursday, Oct. 19, the COPE Van will be at the library from 2-4 p.m. for health screenings. The Delaware Division of Public Health will be here from 2-5 p.m. to administer free flu shots for ages 9 and up. Adult Craft Night - Join us on Friday, Oct. 27 from 6-8 p.m., for crafts, fun and friendship. We will be creating pumpkin decorations from cut trees. All materials will be provided. Light refreshments will be available. Registration is required by Wednesday, Oct. 25. Contact the circulation desk at 302-337-7401, ext. 101 to sign up.
Sandwich sale The Federalsburg Historical Society will be selling pulled pork, smoked turkey, and pit beef sandwiches at the Federalsburg Museum behind the Town Office for $8 on Friday, Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The lunch includes a bag of chips, a brownie or cookie, and soda or water. Meats will be provided by Frases Grills on Wheels.
First State offers $1 Dinners The First State Community Action Agency is now providing community dinners twice a month on the first and third Thursday of each month. This month, the community is invited to dine with us on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m., at First State Community Action Agency, 308 N. Railroad Ave., Georgetown. Guests receive a hearty meal as well as nutrition information and budget-friendly shopping tips.Community dinners are open to all individuals and families for $1 per person.For more information, call MaryAnn Morris at 856-7761, ext. 139.
Connecting Pen to Purpose conference The Ninth Annual Connecting Pen to Purpose Writers Conference will commence on Saturday, Oct. 21, at Crossroad Community Church nearGeorgetownfrom 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The event is being sponsored by Vine and Vessels CWF, Delmarva Christian Writers Fellowship and Kingdom Writers Fellowship writers groups. Pastor Rick Betts is the host pastor. Judith Reveal of Greensboro, Md. is the keynote speaker.Reveal comes highly recommendedas a conference speaker and writing instructor.She isthe author of several books, including her memoir, Growing Up Middle Class in Post WWIIAmerica. Also featured will be six dynamic facilitators and engaging workshops. Conference fee includes two workshops, a continental breakfast and luncheon. The first 30 conference registrants will receive a free gift. The cost is $20 for youth (ages 10-18), $40 for adults (ages 19-61) and $25 for seniors (62+ and writers fellowship members. Registration may be processed online at: www.vineandvessels.com, or send completed form and check made payable to Vine & Vessels CWF, PO Box 1716, Seaford, De 19973. Attendees may also register on site. Contact Betty Jarman at448-5939 or Joyce Sessoms at 382-9904 for information.
Sunday morning breakfast buffet There will be a Sunday morning breakfast buffet the last Sunday of each month (Oct. 29 and Nov. 26) from 7-10 a.m. at the Galestown Community Center, 5538 Schoolhouse Road in Galestown. The menu will include eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, creamed chipped beef,biscuits, and sticky buns.
Alumni Association offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trips for members, family and friends. Trips include: Thursday, October 19- The Buddy Holly Story, Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Lancaster, Pa. - $95. Thursday, October 26- Sex, Please. Were 60, Rainbow Comedy Playhouse, Lancaster, Pa. - $95. Wednesday, December 13- Miracle on 34th Street, Tobeys Dinner Theatre, Columbia, Md. $99.50. For more information and reservations, contact Dot Wolfgang at 302-846-2366.
NYC holiday bus trip On Saturday, Dec. 9, visit New York City around the holiday! Bus leaves Seaford Walmart parking lot at 5:30 a.m. and drops off around Time Square. Pick-up in NYC at 7:30 p.m. and return to Seaford around midnight. All activities and food are extra. tickets are $65/pp, non-refundable, and includes tip to driver. There are 56 seats available on a first come basis. Deadline to purchase seats is Nov. 17. This is a fundraiser for the Sussex Tech Swim Team. Checks made payable to STST. For more information or to purchase your seat(s) contact Vicki at 302-542-0668 or Coach Thomas at 302-448-6369.
Trip to Wheeling, WV There will be a trip around Christmas in Wheeling, WV. Dec. 13-15. The cost is $359.00 pp/doubles. The trip will be for two nights and three days to get you in the Christmas spirit. Included are two breakfasts and a Christmas dinner with holiday entertainment. After the show, meet a step-on guide for a tour thru more than 300 acres of Christmas themes, lighted trees, flooded landscapes and light-enhanced historical buildings. Admissions to Oglebay Park to see the winter fantasy displays featuring a laser light show, gingerbread houses, train exhibits and more. Also a visit to Colonel Oglebays Mansion Museum and the 1892 Eckhart House - with your tour ending having tea and confections. For more information call Rose -302-629-7180.
Trip to Sight & Sound There will be a trip to Sight & Sound Theatre to see JESUS on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. This is a brand new show next year. Sign up early to get good seating. Cost per person is $129 and includes a smorgasbord meal before the show at the Shady Maple. There is a $29 deposit to secure your name on the list. For more information, call 629-7180.
Writers Group Kingdom Writers Fellowship, a Christian group of aspiring writers, is welcoming new members. If you enjoy writing, desire to improve your writing, and would like the encouragement and support of a small group, consider visiting KWF. Meetings are held monthly on the second Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Alliance Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford. For more information, call 858-2239 or 628-4594.
Vets helping Vets A Vets Helping Vets meeting is held at 9:30 a.m. every Friday at the Hurlock American Legion Post 243 (next to the railroad tracks). Join us for coffee and donuts. Sometimes there is a speaker about different subjects. Keep your discharge or DD214 in a safe place as it can help get you many benefits. Come learn something and maybe you can teach us something.
Laurel Boy Scouts Laurel Boy Scouts meet Mondays at 7 p.m., upstairs at Centenary UMC. For more information, contact Cliff Alpert at 228-2390 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 info, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Charlie Larrimore at 381-8975.
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. General meetings take place on the third Saturday of each month at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Visitors are welcome. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org. If you are charging a fee for your event, please consider paid advertising. Call 629-9788 for more information about our non-profit rates.