Woodland School presentation The Woodland School, currently under renovation, will be the topic of a presentation on Monday, Nov. 6, part of a series of lectures sponsored by the Seaford Historical Society and the Manor House. Dan Parsons, the countys historic preservation planner, and historical society volunteer Bill Collison will speak. Both men have been active in the schools restoration process. The program will include a history of the original land tracts on which the school sits, information about past owners of the property and details about the building itself, including where it originally sat and the current project. In addition, Donna Steinbliss, president of the Woodland Schoolhouse Association, which is overseeing the restoration, will present an overview of the plans for the school. The program will start at 7:15 p.m. at the Manor House, 1001 Middleford Rd., Seaford. Admission is free and open to the public.
Roast Pork Dinner Bethel United Methodist Church, 2381 Neals School Rd., Seaford, will hold a Roast Pork Dinner from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28. Dine-in or take-out. Cost is an $11 donation. For tickets and more info, call 410-479-3205.
Seaford Gallery 107 classes The following art classes are scheduled for November at Seaford Gallery 107. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The Seaford Gallery, which is located in downtown Seaford at 324 High St., is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Classes are conducted around the corner at 105 Pine St. '95Saturday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 6-9, $40 includes supplies and light lunch. '95Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10-14, $40 includes supplies and light lunch. Call Karen at 302-236-7226 or email email@example.com for more information. Ongoing Classes '95 Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon, Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.
DAR Mary Vining fundraiser Join the Mary Vining Chapter for a fun afternoon on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 2, with a presentation of Cabi Clothes to purchase. All monies raised will go towards DAR Mary Vining projects which include lap blankets to give to veterans at local retirement homes and nursing homes and Constitution Day activities at the local schools and libraries. Contact any Mary Vining Chapter member for more information or Deanna at 410-251-2404.
Basket Bingo Basket Bingo will be held at the Nanticoke Senior Center on Thursday, Nov. 2. Doors open at 6 and the games begin at 7. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
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 meal! Coach, Dooney and Bourke, Kate Spage, 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 at8846 Elks Rd, Seaford.
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 5:307:30 p.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the school and meet the staff.
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.
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
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.
Laurel Public Library The Laurel Public Library will participate in the third annual International Games Day on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone is invited to the library to enjoy a variety of games board games, Xbox games, ping-pong, card games, and Wii games with family, friends, and other attendees. A snack and drink will be provided to each attendee. The Money School presents 21 Ways to find Money to Invest on Monday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. at the library. The program will explain ways for individuals to find money to invest for their future and various types of investment options. Everyone is welcome to attend this free seminar. In partnership with La Esperanza, Know Your Rights will share information on immigrants rights and how they can achieve US citizenship on Thursday, Nov. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. Immigrants and anyone who knows or works with immigrants will find this program beneficial. A presentation and time for questions will make up this free program at the library.
Chinese Auction at St. Philips The 11th Annual Chinese Auction will be held at St. Philips Episcopal Church, Laurel, on Saturday, Nov. 11. The doors to Memorial Hall will open at 5 p.m. Chili, hot dogs, desserts, beverages will be sold. Auction will begin at 6. Proceeds will benefit the church. Come join us for a fun filled evening. For more information, call Wendy Dolby at 875-3902.
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.
Daniel Burton LeCates family reunion 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.Space 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.
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
Cash calendars The Ladies Auxiliary of the Delmar Fire Department is now selling December Cash Calendars! The tickets for the calendars are $10. You are eligible to win a cash prize every day throughout December, even Christmas Day! To get your tickets and calendar, call 410-896-3280, 443-359-5767, 443-493-3153 or contact any auxiliary member.
Delmar Christmas Parade to take place Saturday, Dec. 2 The Delmar Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Greater Delmar Chamber of Commerce, will take place Saturday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. with a rain date of Saturday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. Trophies and plaques will be presented for the following categories: Best School Band (first and second place); Best Float (first and second place); Best Fire Department (first and second place); Best Appearing Vehicle (first and second place); Most Unique Entry (one awarded), and Judges Award (two awarded). Call Parade Coordinator Roger Martinson at 410-420-6566 with any questions.
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. Limited tickets. 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.
Community Cafe on Oct. 24 Delaware State Police Troop5will hold a Community Caf'e9 on Tuesday,Oct. 24 from9 to11 a.m.,at Amity Coffee, 13 Market St., Greenwood. Troop 5 administration and the community outreach officer will be in attendance to meet and interact withmembers of the public. This event is often referred to as Coffee with a Cop in other police agencies and is being held in an effort to build a stronger relationship between the Delaware State Police and the communities they serve.
Trunks for Treats All are welcome to join in Trunks for Treats in Greenwood on Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. The annual event takes place in the parking lot at the Greenwood United Methodist Church, on West Market Street. Come visit the decorated trunks to pick up lots of treats, play a few games, and enjoy some cookies and hot cocoa.Youll also want to visit the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company representative and the fire truck.
Bridgeville Library Small Town Gaming Fundraiser - Join us on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., as Small Town Gaming attempts to raise $1,000 in donations for Johns Hopkins Childrens Center in Baltimore, Md. They will have XBox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, plenty of video games, tabletop board and card games, and more. You may bring your own console. This event is free, and open to all ages. A NES Retron Console and a Super NES Classic will also be raffled off. La Esperanza, Inc. - Join La Esperanza, Inc. on Wednesday, Nov. 8 from 5:30-6:30 p.m., for their Immigration Services and Rights program. Friends of the Library One-Stop Christmas Shop - Mark your calendars for the Friends of the Bridgeville Library One Stop Christmas Shop Event. Join us on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and bring your holiday shopping list. Vendors will be selling jewelry, skin care and cosmetics, housewares, candles and scents, cooking items, clothing, and more.
The Studio in Bridgeville The Studio in Bridgeville offers the following art classes. For more information, call Grace at 228-7859. Creative Weekly Art Classes - We will use a multitude of mediums, styles and techniques to complete projects such as drawing, painting, mixed media, 3D projects and crafts. Ages 6+. On Mondays, 1-3 p.m. or 3-5 p.m., year round. Adult Art Classes - Adults can focus on specific art techniques or complete interest based projects. On the first Friday of the month, 6-8 p.m. Private Art Instruction - Customized individual classes to meet your needs. Other classes and times available upon request or find new events online at www.facebook.com/fromthestudios.
Holiday Craft and Hobby Show CHEER, Inc. will host its annual Fall Holiday Craft and Hobby Show on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Warren L. and Charles C. Allen, Jr. CHEER Community Center on Sand Hill Road, east of Georgetown. The show will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., and is open to the public. Vendors who wish to participate can contact Florence Mason at 515-3045 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Eight-foot tables are $35 for those selling items and $30 for people who only want to showcase their hobby. Additional tables are available at $10 each. Whatever you collect or make, bring it to show or to sell. Merchandise ranges from books, baseball cards, toys, woodworking and t-shirts to leather goods, magazines, antiques, military memorabilia, jewelry, and more.
16 Mile Fall Music Festival 16 Mile Brewery, 413 S. Bedford St., Georgetown, will present the 16 Mile Fall Music Festival on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 1 to 6 p.m. The event will feature the following local musicians: Glass Onion, Pistol Whip, Mike Weyrauch and the TriState Trio. Also enjoy food and craft vendors and a Chinese Auction. Pre-sale tickets (available online at 16milebrewery.ticketleap.com/) are $5 and $10 at the gate. Proceeds benefit the Good Ole Boy Foundation, Chad Spicer Foundation, Ronald McDonald Foundation and June Jam. For more information, call 302-253-8816 or visit www.16milebrewery.com.
Pancake supper at Providence UMC A pancake supper will be held on Friday, Oct. 27 from 4:30 to 7 p.m., at Providence UM Church, 24969 Shortly Rd., Georgetown. Donations are welcome. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, scrapple, scrambled eggs and fried potatoes plus drinks and desserts. For more information, call 856-6178 or 542-6171.
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.
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.
Volunteer for Read Aloud Delaware Read Aloud Delaware seeks volunteers who love to read to children. Our volunteers usually read one to two hours per week in local child care centers. Sign up online at www.readalouddelaware.org or call 856-2527 for more info.
Imagination Library donation The Caroline County Public Library has partnered with Dolly Partons Imagination Library to provide a specially selected book each month for a preschool child until their 5th birthday. A tax-deductible gift of $25 will provide a high quality, age-appropriate book each month for one year, mailed directly to a Caroline County childs home. Stop by the Caroline County Public Library, pick an Imagination Library train from the tree, and share the joy of reading.
Alumni Association offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trips for members, family and friends. Trips include: 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 email@example.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 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.
AARP to meet Nov. 6 The AARP Chapter 5340 resumed its meetings at the Georgetown Cheer Center on Oct. 2. Call Anita Wright at 856-6215 one week in advance to make reservations for lunch. Each meeting includes speakers and fun events. Come out, meet others for fellowship and learn about programs of interest to senior citizens. Other meetings this fall will be Nov. 6 and Dec. 4.
Ad Hoc Touring Company If you enjoy reading plays aloud, join the Ad Hoc Touring Company, an affiliate of Possum Point Players.The group meets the first Monday of each month at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown. To learn more about Ad Hoc, contact Roger Ault at 226-1118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Fight against illegal drugs The Sussex County Action Prevention Coalition (SCAPC) meets the first Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Lighted Pathway Building, 425 E. Stein Hwy., Seaford. The group is dedicated to the prevention of substance abuse, addictions and other life related problems. Their vision is to ensure that the residents of Sussex County have access to the resources, services, and prevention needed and to implement strategies that will result in the reduction of the abuse and misuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other substances.
Sussex County Stamp Club The Sussex County Stamp Club meets the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Johns 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.
Sea Purls meeting 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. The next meeting is Wednesday, Aug. 2. Lunch is available. New members always welcome. For details, call Diane at 228-0235.