Country Music Show The Great American Country Music Show featuring The Jones Boys and many local music acts will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, at Seaford High Auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7. Tickets are $13 for adults and $6 for students. They can be purchased at Hoober's, Nanticoke Fence and Seaford Music. For more information, call 302-396-0117.
Seaford Block Watch Seaford Block Watch invites you to a meeting on Monday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at Seaford City Hall, located at 414 High Street (enter by the ramp door). Your help is needed for organizing the street cleanup for "Make a Difference Day." Light refreshments will be provided. Call 302-236-5926 with any questions.
Customer Appreciation Event Peninsula Oil & Propane, 40 S. Market St., Seaford, will hold their Spooktacular Customer Appreciation Event from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26. Highlights include propane grill tank fills for $10, a costume contest for kids ages 12 and under, HVAC sales, a Q&A tent, a raffle for a deep fryer just in time for your Thanksgiving turkey and more.
Designer Bag Bingo There will be a Designer Bag Bingo on Sunday, Nov. 4 at Seaford Elks Lodge #2458, located at 8846 Elks Rd. in Seaford. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, which includes a meal. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and play starts at 2 p.m. For tickets, call 302-542-6579, 302-381-1841, or 302-629-2458. If no answer, leave a message with your name and call back number.
Seaford Halloween Parade Downtown Seaford Association, Inc. announced plans for the Halloween parade which will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Line up and registration will take place on the corner of High Street and Cedar Avenue at 6:15 p.m. with step off at 7 p.m. The route will got from High Street to North Pine Street to the Seaford Fire Hall for judging and refreshments. The event will be at the fire house for judging and refreshments in case of rain. Tony Windsor will serve as the master of ceremonies and will be doing "spooky things".
Community Fall Festival Seaford Historical Society is hosting a Community Fall Festival from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Ross Mansion. Activities include face painting, trunk or treat, pumpkin decorating, games, music, hayrides, and house tours. Chick-fil-A, the Frozen Farmer and Seaford Fire Department will be there. Admission is $2 per person and $3 for house tours. Children under age 2 are free.
ECW Chinese Auction The Annual ECW Chinese Auction will be held at St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Laurel, on Saturday, Nov. 10. The doors to Memorial Hall will open at 5 p.m. and the auction will begin at 6. Chili, hot dogs, desserts, and beverages will be available for sale. Come join us for a fun filled evening. For information, call Wendy Dolby, 302-875-3902 or the church office, 302-875-3644.
Monthly Oyster Sandwich Fry Members of Hope Masonic Lodge #4, 102 W. Sixth St., Laurel, will hold their monthly oyster sandwich fry at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20. Fried oyster and crab crab cake sandwiches, and homemade cream of crab soup will be available. Members of Delmar Adah Chapter #5 Order of the Eastern Star will be selling desserts.
Cemetery Haunted House For the 26th year, Charity Lodge of Laurel will host the Cemetery Haunted House on Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27 from 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $10 or $9 if you bring a canned good. Martha Rebekah Lodge will be selling snacks as well as hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos, fries, baked goods and refreshments. Park at the Laurel Fire Department and enjoy a tractor-pulled ride to the haunted house. Please join us for this annual fundraiser to benefit the community.
Retro Night There will be a Retro Night on Oct. 27 at the Laurel Fire Department to benefit the Delaware Burn Camp. Doors open at 6 with dancing and tributes to top artists from 7-10 p.m. The event, sponsored by the Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary, will feature the Fabulous 50's Cafe. There will be food, beverages, and ice cream available for purchase and music will be provided by Sire Claude's DJ Service. Dress in your favorite era (optional). The cost is $10 per person and free for children 12 and under. There will also be a cash bar (proof of age may be required) and a Chinese auction.
Book exchange fundraiser There will be a book exchange fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Bethany Community Church, located at 28015 Kay Rd. in Laurel. The entrance fee is $1 at the door. There will be homemade refreshments. Bring five books and exchange for five different books. Additional books are $1 each. A variety of books will be available.
Hoedown at the Hudsons' The Laurel Historical Society presents "Hoedown at the Hudson's" a unique and entertaining fundraising event on Saturday, Oct. 27. This event is open to the public and tickets are $40 per person. The evening will begin with a "Meetin' in the Meadow" for social time and a cash bar where guests will enjoy a live jam session with Whaley's Corner Bluegrass and Friends. A sit-down Sussex County buffet dinner "Puttin' on the Feedbag" will be served on the second level inside the Hudson barn followed by a presentation by Ned Fowler on local artisans - "Made in Laurel- or Pret' Near." After the presentation guests are invited for "Star Gazin' Round the Fire" and cash bar until 10 p.m. The event, by advance tickets only, is hosted at the residence of Lem and Jessie Hudson located at 16498 Goose Nest Rd., Laurel. Dress code is country casual. Bring your lawn chairs. Since you will be outside part of the evening we suggest dressing warmly. Portable bathrooms will be available. Deadline to purchase tickets is Oct. 12. For more information, call Brad Spicer at 302-542-1252 or to purchase tickets visit www.laureldehistoricalsociety.com
Ocktoberfest Dinner The public is invited to join the Delmar VFW for an Ocktoberfest Dinner on Friday, Oct. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the VFW Post, 200 W. State St., Delmar, Md. The menu includes pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes and gravy, seasoned green beans, a tossed salad with choice of dressing, and a dinner roll. Cost is $12 per person. Take-outs can be ordered in person only after 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit the many local charities and organizations supported by the Delmar VFW.
Annual Fall Festival St. Stephens UMC, Delmar, will hold its Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the church. There will be fun for the entire family. A yard sale will begin the day at 7 a.m. with scrapple sandwiches for breakfast. Enjoy a silent auction, live Southern Gospel music, fire engine rides, kids crafts, petting zoo, barrel train rides and hayrides. There will be oyster fritter sandwiches by the King family along with hot dogs, hamburgers, homemade baked goods and ice cream. The Delmarva Model Railroad will be open to visit the different sizes of model trains running upstairs above Camelot Hall. Free admission.
Spaghetti Dinner The Bi-State Ruritans are sponsoring an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Melson Church Community Hall, 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. One hundred percent of all funds raised from this event go directly back to the needy in our community. Tickets for eat-in or carry-out are available at the door or from any Bi-State Ruritan member.
Beef & Dumpling Dinner The Ladies Auxiliary of the Delmar Volunteer Fire Department will host their semi-annual Beef & Dumpling Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 3 to 6 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults and $7 for children, ages 12 and under. Tickets will also be sold at the door if any are still available. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 410-896-3280, 443-359-5767, 443-493-3153 or contact any auxiliary member.
December Cash Calendars December Cash Calendars are available now by the Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Cost for a ticket is $10 and you will be eligible to win cash every day in December, including Christmas Day. You are eligible to win more than one time on one ticket. Weekday drawings are for $25 and weekend drawings are for $50. Christmas Eve drawing is $75 and Christmas Day drawing is $250. To purchase a ticket, call 410-896-3280, 443-359-5767, 449-493-3153 or contact any auxiliary member.
Beef and Dumpling Dinner The Delmar New Century Club will hold an all-you-can-eat Beef and Dumpling Dinner from 12:30 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Delmar VFW. Tickets are $14. For information, call 443-944-6206.
Trunk or Treat Trunk or Treat and the Halloween 5K Run, sponsored by the Woodbridge JROTC, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9-11 a.m. at Woodbridge High School, located at 14712 Woodbridge Roard in Greenwood. Register for the 5k at TriSportsEvents.com.
Events at the Bethel Museum All events will be held at the Bethel Heritage Museum, 312 First St., Bethel, unless otherwise noted.
- Basic Blacksmithing Class - Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. No experience is necessary but participants must be 18 or older (unless special permission is given). Learn how to use the tools and a traditional 19th-century style forge to make a J-hook of your own. All tools and materials are provided. Lunch is not provided, but the Bethel Store is great. Class size is limited, so advance registration is required. Email email@example.com or call 443-783-1633 for questions or to register. Cost is $50 per student, payable at the class start.
- Arts & Crafts Show - Saturday, Nov. 24, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Two venues - at the Bethel Museum and the Community House, 7769 Main St., Bethel. With over 20 vendors spread among two venues you'll find many of your favorites and more. Vendors are still being accepted. Find details and registration forms online at bethel-historical-society.weebly.com/artscrafts-show.html. After completing and returning the form, potential vendors will be contacted.
- Fall Festival - Saturday, Nov. 10, 5 to 9 p.m. Feed on a BBQ pork meal with a dessert and beverage. Enjoy the songs you've missed as Tony Windsor plays your favorites. Taste the artistry of an area winery or brewery with a complimentary glass of wine or beer. For your $20 admission, you will also be registered in our 2018 Christmas Tree Raffle. Over 40 area businesses have contributed over $2,200 in gift cards and items which have been divided into prizes worth $400, $600, and over $1,200. For more information, visit bethel-historical-society.weebly.com/2018-fall-festival.html. Call Jill at 410-251-1000 for tickets.
Trick or Treating Trick or Treating in Blades will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31.
Kids movie night The town of Blades will hold a community kids movie night in the park on East Seventh Street in Blades on Friday, Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. There be popcorn and drinks for kids at the event, which is free of hare. The movie will be Hotel Transylvania 2. Kids must bring blankets or chairs to sit on.
Pancake Supper at Providence UMC A Pancake Supper will be held at Providence United Methodist Church of Georgetown on Friday, Oct. 19 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Donations are appreciated. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, scrapple, scrambled eggs and fried potatoes plus drinks and desserts. Call 302-856-6178 or 302-542-6171, for more information.
Country Breakfast Buffet The Galestown Ruritan Club will host its country breakfast buffet on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Galestown Community Center, 5538 Schoolhouse Rd., Galestown, Md. The menu includes scrambled eggs, scrapple, sausage, potato casserole, hominy, pancakes, fruit, biscuits, creamed chipped beef, and our sticky buns. Cost is $8.
Active Shooter Training Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church, 25206 School Rd., Concord, is sponsoring an Active Shooter Training Session on Sunday, Nov. 4 from 3 to 5 p.m. This training session is being coordinated by Delaware State Police, Cpl/2 Juanita Huey from Troop 5. Huey, the organizer of Violent Intruder Preparation and Response, will discuss active shooter events and how to prepare for them. Learn what you should or should not do in the event you come in contact with an active shooter. Registration is required. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/violent-intruder-preparedness-and-response-vipr-tickets-50192691692. Everyone is welcome to attend. There will be refreshments and door prizes. For more information, call 302-448-6110.
Heritage Day Celebration The Federalsburg Historical Society will host its annual Heritage Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at its museum in Federalsburg, Md. Heritage Day celebrates a bygone era and is a wonderful reminder of the town's rich past. Stop by the museum and enjoy the countless displays, shop for a unique gift or purchase tickets for the historical society's annual Trunk or Candlelight Dinner Raffles. This year's annual Christmas ornament, "The Federalsburg Tastee Freez," will also make its debut, and a special exhibit of memorabilia from the original Tastee Freez will be on display. A selection of Charles M. Walker's paintings will be for sale. Walker, (1876-1952), was a Federalsburg native and his artistic achievements were honored throughout the United States and attracted attention in Europe in the 1920s. What became of his art career is a mystery. For more information, visit www.federalsburghistoricalsociety.com.
Veterans Day Celebration CHEER will host its annual Veterans Day Celebration on Friday, Nov. 9, at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown. The evening will begin with a dinner at 5 p.m., followed by the honor ceremony at 6:30. Entertainment will be provided by disc jockey Sky Brady for your dancing pleasure to end the evening. A cash bar will be offered.
All veterans are welcome free of charge, but reservations are requested. Tickets for spouses or guests are $10 each. To make reservations and/or obtain tickets, call Florence Mason at 302-515-3045.
Holiday Craft and Hobby Show Cheer, Inc. will host its annual Fall Holiday Craft and Hobby Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Warren L. and Charles C. Allen, Jr. CHEER Community Center in Georgetown. The show is open to the public. Over 25 vendors have already reserved their spot for this show. Whatever you collect or make, it will be featured. Merchandise ranges from books, baseball cards, toys, woodworking and t-shirts to leather goods, magazines, antiques, military memorabilia, jewelry, and much more. Admission is free. Vendors who wish to participate may contact Florence Mason at 302-515-3045 or email fmason@cheerde. Eight-foot tables are $35. Additional 6' tables $10 each. Proceeds benefit CHEER's Cooking for Seniors kitchen building capital campaign.
Cheer Pet Parade is Oct. 27 The annual Cheer "Paw Prints Making a Difference" Pet Parade will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the CHEER Community Center, Georgetown. Rain date is Sunday, Oct. 28. Dogs of all shapes and sizes are invited to come out in their "finery" and compete for ribbons in four categories - Cutest Canine, Coolest Canine, Most Original and Judge's Choice. Registration is $10 per dog. The first 50 registrants will receive a dog goodie bag. There will also be doggy games for the canines and their two-legged companions. All dogs must be on a six-foot leash. Human companions must pick up after their dogs. CHEER reserves the right to turn any dog away that poses as a threat to anyone or any other dog. The public is invited to participate or watch. For more information, call Elizabeth Walls at 302-515-3040 or visit www.cheerde.com.
Lions Club Fritter Shack The Millsboro Lions Club Fritter Shack is now open in the Millsboro Town Hall parking lot on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or sold out. Come support the Lions with this project, which enables them to purchase glasses for those in need, support Little League and Boy Scouts, as well as many other projects in the area. The shack will be open every weekend except Thanksgiving weekend until Dec. 15. For questions and more information about Millsboro Lions, contact David at 302-934-9339.
Carlisle Fire Co. events The Carlisle Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary will host the following events at Carlisle Fire Co., Station 42, 615 NW Front St., Milford.
Cocktail hour is 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30. Cash bar available. Cost is $45 per couple or $25 single. For tickets or information, call 302-519-1807 or 302-745-9362.
- Saturday, Oct. 27 - Murder Mystery Dinner - 6-9 p.m. A night of Mystery, Mayhem and Murder provided by The Murder Mystery Co. Dinner and a show. Come dressed in your favorite '20s attire for this gangster style murder mystery.
- Thursday, Nov. 8 - Quarter Auction - Door opens at 5:30 p.m. and the auction begins at 7. A $15 advance paddle purchase gets you $10 in quarters at the door or you can pay $20 at the door. Additional paddles are available for $5 each. Cash bar. Soup and sandwiches for purchase. For tickets, call 302-632-9556.
- Sunday, Nov. 25 - Annual Craft Fair - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $1 admission. Soup and chicken salad available for purchase along with other refreshments.
- Saturday, Dec. 1 - Santa Claus is coming to Town Buffet - 5-8 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12 and free for ages 5 and under. For tickets and info, call 302-632-9497 or 302-519-1807.
Student Scholarship Gala The Sussex County Chapter of the Delaware State University Alumni Association will hold its Ninth Annual Student Scholarship Fundraiser & Gala at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Georgetown CHEER Community Center. The event will be catered and will include a ventriloquist, a local DJ and a silent auction. Tickets are $45 per person, and should be purchased by Nov. 26. Checks should be made payable to D.S.U. Foundation and mailed to Sussex County Chapter, P.O. Box 108, Millsboro, DE 19966. A souvenir booklet is being prepared as a keepsake for guests. For more information about ads, visit www.next-stop.com/DSUAA-SCC. For tickets, contact Libby Allen, 302-236-4078; Bernard Carr, 703-307-1800; Shorel Clark, 302-945-1899 or J. Cagney France, 302-228-6940. Net proceeds will benefit scholarships for Sussex County students attending Delaware State University.
SVFD Ladies' Auxiliary The Ladies' Auxiliary of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. will hold its next meeting on Monday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m., in the meeting room at the fire house. Anyone interested (male or female) who is at least 18 years of age may join the auxiliary. Junior memberships are available for those between 13 and 18 years of age. Contact Isabel Stevenson for more information at 302-245-5418 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Trap Pond Partners annual meeting Trap Pond Partners will hold their annual meeting on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m., in the Nature Center at Trap Pond State Park. This meeting is open to the public and is an opportunity to learn more about Trap Pond. Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the presentation. Everyone is invited. This year, we are pleased to announce our program will be conducted by noted, local researcher and historian Chris Slavens. Chris publishes many articles pertaining to local history and writes exclusively for his own blog page. He lives in the Trap Pond vicinity and is a member of the Laurel Historical Society. Chris will present the early history of the Trap Pond area.
Optimist Club of Sussex County The Optimist Club of Sussex County will meet the first and third Mondays of each month at J.D. Shuckers in Georgetown from 5:30-7:30 p.m. All Sussex County residents who would like to promote optimism and help children develop to their fullest potential are invited to join. For more information, contact Sussexoptimist@gmail.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 more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687, John Kisser at 629-6083 or Peter Singleton at 745-5316.
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.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary meeting The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the second Sunday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Nanticoke River Yacht Club building located at the Nanticoke Marina in Blades. Visitors, guest and those interested in becoming members of the auxiliary are always welcome. For details and information contact Dave Nagle at 302-398-9279.
Christian Writers Fellowship Vine and Vessels Christian Writers Fellowship offers support, networking and opportunities to aspiring wrpoets.If you possess a God-given talenand a passionate desire for writing, this group is for you. Seize this opportunity to grow yourcreative writing skills and connect with other writers. Meetings are held on the fourth Saturday of each month at the Seaford Library & Cultural Center from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Contact Joyce Sessoms at 382-9904 or Betty L. Ricks-Jarman at 448-5939 for more info.
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.
Toastmasters Club Southern Delaware Toastmasters Club meets at the Crossroad Community Church, Georgetown, on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. Toastmasters International, an educational, leadership and communication organization, has existed since 1924.
Sussex County Stamp Club The Sussex County Stamp Club meets the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. John's 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.
Overeaters Anonymous Do you have a problem with food? Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who meet to support each other in facing this issue in our lives. The group meets Thursday evenings at Milford Memorial Hospital in the Grier Building room 207, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Please call Carol at 302-245-3766 with any questions or to learn more.
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.
Transportation for veterans In Sussex County there are several transportation opportunities available for our veterans. One of them is located in Seaford. This eight passenger van carries veterans to and from the VA Hospital in Elsmere and to and from the VA Clinic in Dover. It tries to operate on Mondays and Wednesdays but will transport at other times if needed. If you need this transportation, call the dispatcher at 302-858-7588.
Sussex County Marines Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at the VFW Virgil Wilson Post 4961, Middleford Road, Seaford.
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.
Bus trip to NYC The Sussex Tech Swim Team is offering a bus trip to New York City on Saturday, Dec. 8. The bus will leave from the Walmart parking lot in Seaford at 5:30 a.m. and you will be dropped off at Radio City Music Hall to spend the day as you wish. The bus will depart at 7:30 p.m. from the same location and return to Seaford around midnight. Cost, which is $65 per person, is nonrefundable. Money is due by Wednesday, Nov. 21. Proceeds benefit the swim team. Contact Coach Michelle Thomas at 302-448-6369 or Vickie Fowler at 302-542-0668.
Cruise to Bermuda The Acorn Club of Seaford is sponsoring a cruise on the "Celebrity Summit" to Bermuda from May 19-26, 2019. The trip is all-inclusive, including coach transportation from Seaford to the cruise terminal in Bayonne, N.J. All meals, tips, and transport of baggage is included as well as a $300 shipboard credit. All travelers must have a valid U.S. passport. For more information, contact Carolyn Griffith at 302-629-4471.
Delmar Alumni Association The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trip for members, family and friends: Saturday, Dec. 8- "The First Noel, 2018 Christmas Show", at the American Music Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. The price is $115.25 per show, which includes transportation and show. Fore more information and reservations, contact Dot Wolfgang at 302-846-2366.