Bulletin Board
Thursday, October 16, 2014
 
ALL ABOUT SEAFORD:

Seaford Homecoming Bond: Jay's Bond will be the theme for the 2014 Seaford Senior High School Homecoming. Have No Fear Secret Agent Bluejay is here. "Never Say Never" when Secret Agent Bluejay is on the job. "When you got a job to do, you got to do it well" and "Nobody Does it Better" than the Seaford Bluejay's. "Bond" together this homecoming season with this fun spy theme. The annual homecoming parade will take place on Friday, Oct. 17, beginning at 6 p.m. The SHS Blue Jay Football game against the Milford Buccaneers will follow the parade at 7:30 p.m. SHS invites the community to take part in this annual event. Parade participation forms can be obtained by calling Connie Halter at 629-4525, Ext. 2520 or by visiting the SHS website at www.shs.seafordbluejays.

Harvest Moon Dance Christ Lutheran Church and Thrivent Financial present The Harvest Moon Dance from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, at Christ Lutheran in Seaford. Live music (country and 60s music) will be provided by Harvest Harmony. There will be a silent auction. The following food items will be available at affordable prices: sloppy joes, hot dogs, baked beans, potato chips, root beer floats, assorted cakes, hot apple cider and assorted beverages. Admission is free. Proceeds benefit the Christ Lutheran Church Food Shelf.

93rd Reunion at Concord UMC The Sons, Daughters & Friends of Concord 93rd Reunion is Saturday, Oct. 18. The event begins at 2 p.m. at Concord United Methodist Church. There will be fellowship, a dedication and a memorial service to honor those Sons, Daughters & Friends of Concord who have passed away since last year's reunion. The Rev. Diane E. Melson will deliver a brief message and guests will be entertained with music by Bob DiGennaro, Joe Hall, Derek Mullen, Jake James and Marty Vincent. A chicken and dumpling dinner will follow at 4 p.m. at the community house. The dinner is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 4 to 12 and free for children 3 and under. The public is invited to the service and the dinner. The church will be open for visitors to see items of historical interest to the neighborhood and the church. Commemorative items such as Christmas ornaments, crocks, pen & ink prints of the church and church bricks will be available for sale. For more information, contact President Frances Givens at 629-2659 or Secretary Judy Kohlenberg at 629-0687.

Chicken and Dumpling Dinner The women of the Woodland United Methodist Church will serve a Chicken and Dumpling Dinner at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $10; children ages 6 to 12 are $4 and ages 5 and under are free. Woodland Church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry House. No carry-outs. For more information, call 629-5404 or 629-4662.

Seaford Block Watch Clean Up Volunteers are needed at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, for the Seaford Block Watch Clean Up. Volunteers should meet at Seaford City Hall for directions, bags, gloves and a vest. Beverage and a snack will be provided. For more information, call 236-5926.

Community Thanksgiving Meal Lighted Pathway Center, 425 E. Stein Hwy., Seaford, will hold a free Community Thanksgiving Day Meal from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Religious services will not be conducted. Planning meetings will be held on Oct. 21, Nov. 4 and Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. Volunteers and sponsors are welcome. Call 629-8583 to volunteer or reserve a place at the table.

Community Fish Fry Ross Point Freedom Church located on the corner of Sussex Avenue and Tull Drive in Seaford presents a Community Fish Fry on Saturday, Oct. 25. Yard sale space is available for $10 and will be ready at 7 a.m. The following food items will be available: southern fried fish platter with two sides - $10; southern fried fish sandwich and chips - $6; grilled hot dogs w/chips - $4 and desserts (homemade brownies and cookies) - $1. Items will be fresh off the grill starting at 11 a.m. until sold out. Proceeds benefit the R.P. Freedom Building Fund.

Holiday Bazaar Nanticoke Senior Center will present its 2014 Holiday Craft Bazaar on Friday, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 8 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a great time to start your Christmas shopping. Table rentals are available for vendors at $7.50 per table per day for members or $15 per table per day for non-members. Call 629-4939 for more information. Trick or Treat at Lofland Park Community trick or treaters, ages 12 and under, are welcome at Lofland Park Center, Seaford, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31.

Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled for the month of October at Gallery 107 in Seaford. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The gallery is open 1-6 p.m. on Thursdays, 1-7 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Saturday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Children's Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10-14, $40 includes supplies and light lunch. Willing adults can participate. Ongoing Classes Mondays - 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Impressionistic Oil Painting with Linda Steere, $80 members/$90 non-members (per month) Wednesdays - 6-9 p.m. - Classic Realism in Oil with John Schisler. Oct. 22, 29; Nov. 5, 12, 19. $125 members/$135 non-members. Four student minimum (must be registered and paid before first class begins.) Fridays - 9-11 a.m. - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney & Nancy Laprad, $5. Classes with Nancy LaPrad at her home - Register by calling 629-4356. Adult watercolor class will continue Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8. Cost is $55 members/$60 non-members for four classes. Start anytime, bring your own supplies. Arti Party & Punch - For adults. 1-3 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month. Relax, paint with your friends and/or co-workers. Bring your own snacks and "punch." We will complete an acrylic painting in one class for you to take home. Designed for beginners. All supplies are provided. Cost: $35 members/$40 non-members.

Lions Basket Bingo The Seaford Lions Club will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Seaford Moose Lodge. The event will consist of 20 games and feature several Longaberger baskets as prizes, including the Longaberger hamper with lid and the fall's harvest basket. Advance tickets are $20 per person or $25 at the door. Proceeds will be used to provide eye exams and glasses in the community. Donate a gently used pair of prescription glasses and be entered into a special drawing. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, call 629-4179.

Halloween Parade & Party The Downtown Seaford Association presents its Halloween Parade & Party on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Line-up is at 6:15 p.m. on the corner of Cedar and High streets in Seaford. The parade starts at 7 p.m. From High Street the parade will take North Pine Street to King Street and to the Seaford Fire Hall. You must be in costume to enter the parade. There will be goodies and a costume contest at the party with trophies for winners. In the event of rain, the parade will be cancelled and the party with costume contest will begin at 7 p.m. at the Fire Hall.

Fall Bazaar The residents at the Manor House in Seaford will host their annual Fall Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7. There will be a Christmas table, attic treasures from our thrift shop, handcrafted items including knitted baby items, afghans, needlepoint and American Girl doll clothes. This year, we will be featuring holiday ceramics as well as items from the Pineapple Boutique. A chicken salad luncheon will be available for purchase from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $7.50. Carry-outs are available. The public is invited and welcome to attend.

Basket Bingo Nanticoke Senior Center will offer a Fall Basket Bingo Event on Thursday, Nov. 13. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7. The night includes special games, raffle items a silent auction and more. Game prizes include 2014 Longaberger Christmas baskets, two Thirty-One bags and two Vera Bradley bags. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Purchase your tickets at the center or online at www.nanticokeseniorcenter.com.

Bingo at the Elks Lodge Bingo at the Seaford Elks Lodge is held every Wednesday night. Doors open at 5:30 and play begins at 7. Cash prizes up to the maximum allowed by law.

ALL ABOUT LAUREL:

Tailgate 2014 Laurel Nazarene Church presents Tailgate 2014 beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19, at North Laurel Elementary School. Bring a chair and wear your favorite team's jersey. There will be free hot dogs, brats, drinks, chips, baked goods, cotton candy and inflatables. Everyone is welcome.

Meeting, open house at Trap Pond Trap Pond Partners will hold its 2014 Annual Meeting and Open House at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Baldcypress Nature Center at Trap Pond. The program topic will be the Delaware Children in Nature initiative and how it is being implemented at Trap Pond State Park. Light refreshments will be served. If you enjoy the natural beauty of Trap Pond's forests, wetlands and bald cypress trees and want to see Trap Pond grow to meet the needs of Sussex County, consider becoming a Partner. Trap Pond Partners is a non-profit organization. For more information, contact the Baldcypress Nature Center at 875-5163.

Halloween Howl at Trap Pond Trap Pond State Park presents Halloween Howl 2014 on Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25. All activities will be at the A Loop Pavilion. Friday will feature: 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Campground Bingo (.25 per card) 7-9 p.m. - Hayrides ($2 per person) Saturday will feature: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Family activities (arts & crafts, face painting and concessions) Noon - Free pumpkin giveaway (limited quantities) 2-5 p.m. - Costume Contest & Parade (Ages 0-3, 4-7, 8-12, Teens, Adults, Pets, Groups) 4-6 p.m. - Trick or Treating 6-7 p.m. - DJ entertainment 7-8:30 p.m. - Judging for site decoration and pumpkin carving 9 p.m. - Awards ceremony Shuttles will run from the main parking lot to the boat ramp from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. All events are rain or shine with the exception of the costume contest.

Fall Festival Christ the Cornerstone Community Church in Laurel will hold a Fall Festival from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25. There will be oyster fritters, vegetable beef soup, ham & bean soup, scrapple sandwiches and more. Craft/yard sale vendors, call 875-5415 to reserve your $10 space.

Oyster & Chicken Salad Dinner Centenary UM Church, located on the corner of Poplar & Market streets, Laurel, will have an oyster and chicken salad dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25. Cost is $13 for adults, $6 for children ages six to 12 and free for children ages five and under. Carry-outs will be available.

Town Scavenger Hunt In celebration of the fall season, the Laurel Lioness Club will host their first town-wide scavenger hunt on Sunday, Oct. 26. The hunt will start at 1 p.m. in town at Janosik Park. The first place team will win cash and prizes. The cost to enter is $10 per person or $35 for a team of four or more. Teams may consist of two to six people, and all ages are welcome (kids under 16 must be supervised by an adult). The Laurel Lioness Club will be selling food and drinks at Janosik Park during and after the hunt. Get out and spend an afternoon exploring Laurel! For more information and tickets, email scavengerhuntlaurel@gmail.com or call 858-8500.

Trunk or Treat Laurel Wesleyan and North Laurel Elementary School will hold Trunk or Treat at North Laurel from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30. This will be a fun and safe evening with decorated trunks and plenty of candy. Concessions - featuring hot dogs and more - will be available. The school is located at 300 S. Wilson St., Laurel.

Trunks of Treats Delmar Church of God of Prophecy in Laurel presents "Trunks of Treats," a safe place for your kids, on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Dress up in costumes. There will be free snacks, games and fun.

Lions plan Journey for Sight The Laurel Lions Club is sponsoring a walk-a-thon to benefit sight and vision projects as well as other community needs. The 27th annual Pete Culver Memorial "Journey for Sight" will be Sunday, Nov. 2, at the scenic Trap Pond State Park in Laurel. Any groups (five or more people) or organizations that would like to participate in the walk can contact Shirley Scott at 875-2823. The Lions Club will give a 50% rebate on all funds collected by your group. Registration is noon and the walk begins at 1 p.m. Refreshments and awards will be given. All clubs and organizations are welcome. Come and join the fun, get your exercise and help others by collecting pledges.

Chinese Auction at St. Philip's St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Laurel, will hold its 9th Annual Chinese Auction to benefit the church on Saturday, Nov. 8. Doors to Memorial Hall will open at 5:30 p.m. Chili, hot dogs, desserts and beverages will be sold. Auction will begin at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to this fun filled event. For more information, call Wendy Dolby at 875-3902.

Holiday Craft & Chicken Salad Sale The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary will hold a Holiday Craft Sale & Chicken Salad Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15. All proceeds benefit the auxiliary. Breakfast, lunch and chicken salad will be available for purchase. Reserve your table for $10. Each additional table is $5. For reservations and more information, call Denise Steele at 228-4480 or denisedes1972@gmail.com.

Local museums open year round The Laurel Heritage Museum and the Laurel Cook House are now open year round on the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Laurel Heritage Museum, on Mechanic Street, features an extensive collection of historical documents and objects displayed in the restored Laurel Train Station. The key element of the museum is the one-of-a-kind Waller Photographic Collection, which has been recognized as a premier historical collection by the Delaware Public Archives and the University of Delaware. The Cook House, on 4th Street, contains the offices of the Laurel Historical Society, as well as a large number of photos and artifacts that help to tell the story of Laurel and its residents.

Model Train Show The annual Laurel Lions Model Train Show will be held on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Laurel Fire Station. There will be something for everyone. There will be live entertainment, the Lions famous oyster sandwiches and hundreds of model train deals. Grandpa can bring the kids to see Thomas the Train who will be on track. Thomas the Train items will also be given away every hour. Also, just like the old carnival days, you can purchase a chance to win a new car. To rent a space, vendors may contact Lions Barry Munoz after 5 p.m. at 875-7408.

Relay for Life fundraiser Laureate Epsilon Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi sorority, is holding an ongoing fundraiser at Laurel Pizzaria to benefit Relay for Life. This event takes place on the third Tuesday of each month from 5 to 8 p.m. Laureate Epsilon will receive 10% of the check to benefit Relay For Life. For more information, call 228-5800.

ALL ABOUT DELMAR:

Events at St. Stephen's Come out and meet the Big Cheese at St. Stephen's United Methodist Church in Delmar, during their Fall Festival featuring the Homeland Singers on Oct. 18. Lights are for sale for the second annual Love Light Tree which benefits the church and its many ministries. Each light is in honor or in memory of loved ones and costs $5. White lights are in memory of those who have passed away, green lights are in honor of those still with us, red lights are for firefighters past and present, blue lights are for police officers past and present, yellow lights are for military past and present, orange lights are for pets past and present, pink lights are for breast cancer victims and survivors and lavender lights (new this year) are for cancer victims and survivors. For an order form, visit www.ststephensumc.com or call the church office at 846-9501. The 2nd Annual Lighting Ceremony will be held on Sunday, Nov. 30 in State Street Park.

All-you-can-eat Spaghetti Dinner The Bi-State Ruritans will sponsor an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, at First Baptist Church, 501 Bi-State Blvd., Delmar, Md. Note that this is a new location. Price is still $8 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 for the dinner are available from any Bi-State Ruritan member or at the door.

ALL ABOUT BETHEL:

Bethel Historical Society fundraiser Help the Bethel Historical Society on the second Wednesday of every month by eating at the Laurel Pizzeria between 5 and 9 p.m. Ten percent of your check will be donated to the Bethel Historical Society. Eat in or carry out. You must bring in a special coupon to receive the ten percent off. For more information, call 877-0660.

ALL ABOUT BLADES:

Basic Safe Boating Class Nanticoke River Sail and Power Squadron Safe Boating Class will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18. This class is a Boat Delaware course taught by Nanticoke River Sail & Power Squadron instructors. Pre-registration is Saturday, Oct. 11 between 9 to 11 a.m. where you will receive your student manual. Class and pre-registration are at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club at the Marina in Blades. Cost is $20 per person or $30 for up to three in the same family. All students must be a minimum of 12 years of age to attend. A minimum of five students per class is required or the class may be cancelled or rescheduled. For more info, contact Ron Dejewski at 536-7226 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

ALL ABOUT BRIDGEVILLE:

Annual Fall Dinner The Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary will host its Annual Fall Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 2, at the fire hall from noon to 5 p.m. The dinner will include chicken salad and dumplings and all the trimmings. Dessert is included. Cost is $12 per adult and $7 for children under 12. No take-outs.

Truman-Kennedy Dinner The Sussex County Women's Democrat Club (SCWDC) will host a Chicken and Dumpling Dinner at the Bridgeville Fire Hall at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25. Come meet all of the female candidates running for office in Sussex County. In addition to dinner, there will be an auction and door prizes. Tickets are $30 each. Call 875-7091 for tickets or mail a check (made out to SCWDC) to Betsy Davis, 28613 Seaford Rd., Laurel, DE 19956.

ALL ABOUT GREENWOOD:

'Preserving War Letters' presentation War letters, first-hand accounts from the front lines, provide a unique window on that conflict and serve as primary source material. Preserving this priceless correspondence as social history for future generations is critical. Author-journalist Nancy E. Lynch discusses the topic on Monday, Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in her program, "Preserving War Letters: Touchstones of Time." Sponsored by the Greenwood Public Library, Lynch's talk will be at the library, 100 Mill St., Greenwood. Lynch will showcase the relevance of selected correspondence from her award-winning book, Vietnam Mailbag, Voices From the War:1968-1972, based on nearly 1,000 letters she received from Delaware troops in Vietnam as a columnist with the Wilmington News Journal. Learn howand how notto safeguard letters from any war in Lynch's informative and interactive program. A three-page handout of resources for proper disposition of battlefield correspondence  or other historical papers - is included for all attendees. The program is free and open to all. For more information, contact Robin Miller at the Greenwood Library at 349-5309.

Spooktacular Halloween event Morning Star Alpaca Farm will hold a Spooktacular Halloween event at their farm at 8071 Greenwood Rd., Greenwood, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31. Don't miss the Halloween sale in the Alpaca Farm Store featuring affordable alpaca apparel. Everything will be 20% off during the event. Kids can enjoy the costume contest, face painting, Halloween treats, goodie bags, games and crafts. The farm is also having herd reduction sale featuring affordable, quality starter packages. For more information, call 349-5550 or visit www.morningstaralpacafarm.com.

Indoor Christmas Bazaar The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host an indoor Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13. There will be a bake sale, arts & crafts, Christmas decorations, jewelry, 50/50 raffle and more. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and the public is invited. For more information, call Dixie Carlisle, site manager, at 349-5237.

Join the Greenwood Cheer Center The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center is accepting new members. Anyone over the age of 50 who schedules a tour of the center will enjoy a complimentary lunch. Come learn about all the great activities and trips at the center. Be sure to check out our state-of-the art Fitness Center. A Dinner Club is held every Thursday night at 5 and is open to the public. To schedule a tour, call site manager, Dixie Carlisle, at 349-5237.

VFW scholarship information available Brochures for the 2014-2015 Voice of Democracy Audio/Essay Contest ("Why Veterans Are Important to Our Nation's History and Future") and the Patriot's Pen Essay Contest ("Why I Appreciate America's Veterans") are now available by the Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 at 2 Governors Ave., Greenwood. The Voice of Democracy contest is open to students in grades 9 through 12, and The Patriot's Pen contest is open to students in grades 6 through 8. One department winner for each contest will advance to national headquarters for national competitions where prize money can range from $500 to $10,000. Local and district prize money is also available to students who compete. All post/auxiliaries should have brochures upon request by students who wish to enter. For more information, contact Dr. Michaele S. Russell, secretary of LAVFW Post 7478, 349-4220

ALL ABOUT GEORGETOWN:

PaintNite at the fire house The Georgetown Fire House presents PaintNite at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16. The painting will be "Autumn Bird." A limited number of tickets are available and coupons/vouchers are not applicable. Visit www.paintnite.com to register. BYOB.

Pancake Supper rescheduled The Pancake Supper at Providence UM Church of Georgetown scheduled for Friday, Oct. 17, has been rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 14. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

DCWF presents 'The Book Event' Delmarva Christian Writers Fellowship (DCWF) presents The Book Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Crossroad Community Church in Georgetown. The event will feature more than 20 local Christian authors and many books available for purchase. For more information, contact Judi at 684-3603.

Ad Hoc Touring Company meeting If you enjoy reading plays aloud, join the Ad Hoc Touring Company, an affiliate of Possum Point Players. The Ad Hoc group meets the first Monday of each month at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Rd., Georgetown. Their next session is at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3. The company will meet in the Green Room of Possum Hall in Georgetown to read the original version of Terence McNally's comedy "It's Only a Play." For more information about Ad Hoc, contact Roger Ault at 226-1118 or rogerault@comcast.net.

Quarter Party fundraiser The Pocahontas of Anona Council #11, Georgetown, is organizing a Quarter Party, a fundraiser to benefit Alzheimer's and other community projects. The fundraiser will be held on Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Red Men Home at Nassau Commons Road, Nassau. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a preview of the vendors' products and the auction begins at 7. Do your gift shopping early with these vendors: Longaberger, Paparazzi Jewelry, Upper Crust, Everything That Glitters, Scentsy, Thirty-One Gifts, Clever Containers, Pampered Chef, Avon, Mary Kay, Tupperware, Wood Design and Health & Wellness Chef. Tickets are $5 if ordered from Ronda McCabe by calling 302-934-6745. Cost at the door is $7. Come early to enjoy food available for purchase, a basket auction, 50/50 and other items.

Possum Point Players shows Hollywood Holiday, an original holiday musical revue, will be presented Dec. 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 7 and 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $23; $22 seniors/students. Join us for a 1960s Hollywood Christmas TV special hosted by Ed Sullivan, with celebrity guests The Rat Pack, Sonny and Cher, Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, The Supremes, The Temptations and a misguided "Elvis" for some musical family fun. For tickets and more information, call the PPP ticket line at 856-4560 or buy tickets online with Brown Paper Tickets at www.PossumPointPlayers.org.

ALL ABOUT GALESTOWN:

Country breakfast buffet The Galestown Ruritan Club country breakfast buffet is held the last Sunday of the month from September through May from 7 to 10 a.m., at the Galestown Community Center. The buffet includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, biscuits, toast, fruit cup, and sticky buns. The community center is located at 5538 Old School House Rd., at the intersection with Galestown-Reliance Road in Galestown.

THINGS TO DO ELSEWHERE:

FHS to show documentary The Federalsburg Historical Society will show a 25 minute documentary film, "The Voices of Indiantown," at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Federalsburg Area Heritage Museum. The film, produced by the Nanticoke Historic Preservation Alliance, will relate the memories of sharecroppers' children growing up in the Indiantown area of Dorchester County. This area is north of Vienna. Several persons shown in the film will be present and there will be a discussion after the film. Light refreshments of coffee and cookies will be served. There is no admission charge but any one of the following items would be welcomed by the Federalsburg Bountiful Harvest Food Center: family-sized peanut butter, jelly, spaghetti sauce, tuna fish, pancake mix or syrup. For more information, contact Carol Shaw at 410-253-5324 or cashaw46@gmail.com.

Fall Art Show and Contest The Millsboro Art League (MAL) announces its annual Fall Art Show and Contest now through Nov. 1, at their gallery in the Millsboro Town Center. For more information on this show and upcoming MAL events, visit www.millsboroartleague.com.

Community Band performances The Milford Community Band announces the following performances for October: Smooth Sound Dance Band - Oct. 16 - 7:15 p.m. - Seaford Manor House Downtown Dixieland Band - Oct. 25 - 10 a.m. - Sea Witch Festival, Rehoboth Beach; Oct. 28 - 10:30 a.m. - Milton Cheer Center Happy Wanderers Oompah Band - Oct. 18 - 7 p.m. - Dover Modern Maturity Center; Oct. 23 - 7:15 p.m. - Seaford Manor House; Oct. 29 - 6:30 p.m. - Westminster Village, Dover For more information, the schedule can be found online at www.milfordcommunity.org.

Fall Festival at Blackbird Creek The annual Blackbird Creek Fall Festival will be held, Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, at the Blackbird Creek Reserve - 801 Blackbird Landing Road near Townsend - one of the most treasured natural areas in Delaware. The festival will feature traditional crafts and demonstrations, hands-on learning, lively music and kids' activities including crafts, free face painting and colonial-era games. Visitors are invited to browse the works of wildlife artisans and exhibitors, enjoy hay rides and guided hikes on the reserve and check out demonstrations by a blacksmith, local Native Americans and working retrievers. The festival is free and offers something for the entire family. For more information, visit de.gov/blackbirdfestival.

Fall migration bird walks offered Park naturalists at Cape Henlopen State Park will guide visitors in explorations of the park's birding hot spots and search for birds during their fall migration. The program meets at 8 a.m. every Tuesday through Nov. 11. Beginning birders are welcome. Participants may bring binoculars or borrow a pair available at the park. This free program meets at the Seaside Nature Center. Information and required registration are available at 645-6852. More information about programs offered at Cape Henlopen and all of Delaware State Parks can be found at destateparks.com.

Safe Boating Classes U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 will offer a Safe Boating Classe on Oct. 18, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at American Legion Post #7 in Harrington. Participants must bring their own food and drinks. Cost is $15 per person and includes books. To sign up, contact Dave Nagle at 302-258-7830.

Annual Country BBQ and Auction The Bayhealth Auxiliary of Milford Memorial Hospital will sponsor the 3rd Annual Country Barbecue and Auction from 5 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Milford Senior Center in Milford. The event will feature a Chinese and silent auction. Live entertainment will be provided by The Hubcaps and dinner will be catered by Troops Barbecue and Catering. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the capital campaign for the replacement facility at Milford Memorial. To purchase tickets, which are $35 each, call Cynthia Jones at 302-270-1842. For questions, email Cynthia at cybj45@comcast.net.

Goodies and Goblins Join us at the Delaware Agricultural Museum in Dover for Goodies and Goblins on Saturday, Oct. 25. Trick or treat in the village and participate in a costume contest. Cost is $1 per person. Costume judging will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. and winners will be announced at 6:15. This event is sponsored by the Kiwanis. For more information, visit www.agriculturalmuseum.org.

March of Dimes Chefs Auction Nearly 20 of the area's renowned chefs will sample their best creations at the 9th Annual Signature Chefs Auction at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27, at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, Md. Guests will enjoy tastings of everything from fried oysters to local craft brews and auctions with unique dining, entertainment, travel and leisure packages. Tickets are $80 per person and include tastings from top chefs and an open bar. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available by contacting Jessica Hales at 443-754-7041. To learn more about the March of Dimes and the Signature Chefs Auction, including a list of participating chefs, bartenders and wineries and to purchase tickets, visit www.marchofdimes.org/ChefsES.

Feed The Children event First State Community Action Agency is partnering with Feed The Children and Energizer to provide 800 boxes of food, toiletries and other necessities to families in need from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Playtex in Dover. Families must apply to participate. For more information, contact Sandi Hagans at 856-7761, ext. 113 or visit www.firststatecaa.org.

Ham/Turkey Shoot Schedule The Ellendale Ruritan has released its 2014-2015 Ham/Turkey Shoot Schedule. Sign up starts at 10:30 a.m., shooting starts at 11. Cancellations will be made by 9 a.m. For cancellations, call 249-2633. All events are held at the Ellendale/Georgetown VFW. Refreshments will be available for sale by the VFW. 2014-2015 schedule Oct. 25, Nov. 22, Dec. 20, Jan. 24, Feb. 28, March 28, April 25 Rain/snow dates Nov. 1, Nov. 29, Dec. 27, Jan. 31, March 7, April 4, May 2.

Exhibit open through Dec. 7 The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs announces that the closing date for "An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware" has been extended to Dec. 7. The exhibit, which has been on display since last October at the First State Heritage Park Welcome Center and Galleries, Dover, explores Delaware's role in the pre-Civil War network of secret routes and safe houses used by black slaves in the U.S. to escape to free states and Canada. Admission is free. For more information, call 302-744-5055.

Events at Sussex County Return Day Sussex County Return Day announces the entertainment lineup for Wednesday night, Nov. 5. Playing on the big stage on the Circle starting at 5 p.m. will be the Skinny Leg Pete Band, followed by Big Hat No Cattle and the Funsters until 11 p.m. Also on the Circle that night will be cooking by the traditional Ox, a cornhole and horseshoe tournament, the second annual cupcake contest, the VFW Beer Wagon and 16 Mile Craft Brewery Tap. For more information, parade entry forms, carriage entry forms, contest information and Return Day updates, visit www.returnday.com or call the office at 855-0722. Like us on Facebook at Sussex County Return Day.

ECCIA plans awards banquet Ellendale Community Civic Improvement Association, Inc. (ECCIA) will hold its fifteenth annual awards banquet at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Milford Senior Center. This year's theme is "Water is Life." Jane Hovington, president of the Lower Sussex NAACP, will serve as the keynote speaker. Tickets are $30 per person and must be purchased in advance by calling Loretta Benson at 424-1784. The banquet is open to the public. For more information, contact Harold Truxon at 422-4304 or Loretta Benson at 424-1784.

Native American Day Celebrate Native american Day at the Nanticoke Indian Museum on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be museum tours, Native American vendors, food, dancing, singing, story telling and face painting. Admission is free. Donations to benefit the museum are welcome. For more information, call 302-945-3400 or 302-945-7022.

Magi Choral Festival tickets on sale For a limited time, tickets, which are in high demand, are available at several Lower Shore locations for the annual Magi Choral Festival. This year's Magi Choral Festival features the internationally celebrated National Christian Choir and the popular Magi Children's Choir. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23, at the Wicomico High School Auditorium in Salisbury. Tickets cost $15 and are available at The Country House in Salisbury and all branches of First Shore Federal Savings and Loan in Salisbury, Ocean Pines, Snow Hill, Pocomoke, Berlin and Ocean View, Del. All ticket proceeds benefit the Christian Shelter and Joseph House Center, two Christian crisis ministries serving the needy on the Lower Eastern Shore. For more information, call Bonnie Luna at 410-749-1633.

Workshop on how to write a novel Sponsored by the Eastern Shore Writers Association, Kathryn Johnson, a noted writing teacher and author, will hold a workshop on Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Third Haven Parish Hall in Easton, Md., on "The Extreme Novelist," a work session on how to write a novel. The workshop will run from 9-11:30 a.m. Johnson's most recent books include a series of contemporary thrillers based on the adventures of Mercy O'Brien, artist and wife of an American diplomat; and, writing as Mary Hart Perry, a historical series inspired by the lives of the daughters of Queen Victoria. To enroll, send an email to sweeneygf@aol.com. The fee is $30 for ESWA members (non-members $40).

ALL ABOUT TRIPS:

Christmas in New York City The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host a day trip to New York City in partnership with Jor Lyn Tour and Bus on Saturday, Nov. 29. The bus departs the center at 7 a.m. and departs NYC for home at 7 p.m. Two options are available. In option #1, for $145, you get motor coach transportation and tickets to the "Christmas Spectacular" at Radio City Music Hall. In option #2, for $50, you get motor coach transportation and you can spend the day on your own in New York City. To register or for more information, call site manager Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.

Bus trip to see show Christ United Methodist Church is hosting a bus trip on Friday, Dec. 5, to the American Music Theater, Lancaster, Pa., to see their Christmas show. Tickets are $75 and include the show, transportation and buffet lunch at Bird-in-Hand. To join us, call the church office at 875-4233.

ALL ABOUT MEETINGS:

NARFE meeting on Oct. 20 NARFE National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Western Sussex Chapter 1992, will meet at noon on Monday, Oct. 20, at Pizza King in Seaford. Do you have questions about Blue Cross and Blue Shield? Then, be sure to attend the meeting as the speaker will be Deborah Parker-McCord from Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Current federal employees, retirees or spouses - if you are concerned about your future benefits, join NARFE, it is the only organization that is concerned about you and your federal benefits. For more information, call Les Martens at 629-9789.

SCRWC hosts Christine Dolan The Sussex County Republican Women's Club (SCRWC) is honored to host guest speaker, Christine Dolan, at their dinner meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. at the Baywood Greens Clubhouse in Long Neck. The program, Tots To Trafficking To Terrorism, was born from Dolan's years as a broadcasting and print investigative journalist, photographer and author, and from her experience working as political director of CNN. The public is invited to attend. Reservations are required by Saturday, Oct. 18 and may be made by calling Kelly Roberts at 302-945-4556.

Sussex Pomona Grange meeting Sussex Pomona Grange will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, at Henlopen Grange #20, Savannah Road, Lewes. A covered dish supper is hosted by Milford Grange #6, and will begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Barbara Wright, secretary, at 629-7251.

Vets Helping Vets Vets Helping Vets will meet at 9 a.m. every first and third Friday of the month at the Hurlock American Legion Post 243 and on the second and fourth Friday at the VFW Post 5246 in Federalsburg. All veterans are welcome.

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.

Sea Purls knitting group to meet 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 on the corner of Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road. Lunch is available and new members are always welcome. For details, call Diane at 228-0235.

Coast Guard Auxiliary The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the first Thursday of the month at the station at the Nanticoke Marina and Yacht Club in Blades. For details, call Art Wollschlager at 628-8259 or email auxmarchingband@gmail.com.

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.

Stamp Club meets monthly The Sussex County Stamp Club meets the second 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.

Sussex Bird Club meeting The Sussex Bird Club (SBC) will meet at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12, at Cadbury in Lewes. Stephan Lorenz, professor of biology at San Jancito College, Texas, will speak on "Australia: The Cradle of Songbirds." Meetings are open to SBC members, those interested in becoming members and Cadbury residents.

Notable Books Discussion AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Library Notable Books Discussion at the Selbyville Library on the second Tuesday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. The book for Oct. 14 is: The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown. For more information, call Ada May at 436-2981. All readers are welcome.

MOPH meeting Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) will hold a meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, at Pizza King, 358 East DuPont Hwy., Millsboro. All combat wounded are invited to come and meet fellow combat wounded veterans. For more information, contact John Jackson at 302-228-9577 or jdsussex@verizon.net. Visit our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/moph1787 for information on veteran health care, benefits and employment information.

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.

9-12 Group Meetings for the 9-12 Group take place on the second Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Millsboro Fire Hall (behind the fire house). The 9-12 meetings are about local, state and national politics. For more information, visit 912DelawarePatriots.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 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

Widowed Persons meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 12:15 p.m. at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. The planned guest speaker will be Dan Satterfield, meteorologist from WBOC in Salisbury. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come by and join us. We all enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc., that we do.

AAUW meeting in Bethany Beach The October meeting of the American Association of University Women will be held at the Cottage Cafe in Bethany Beach on Thursday, Oct. 16, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Speakers, Jackie Finer and Carol Wzoreck of the Greater Lewes Community Village (GLCV) will share the mission and vision of the organization, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of senior residents of the Greater Lewes Area. Speakers, Jackie Finer and Carol Wzoreck of the Greater Lewes Community Village (GLCV) will share the mission and vision of the organization, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of senior residents of the Greater Lewes Area. The American Association of University Women advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. For more information on membership, contact Brenda at 302-684-8716.

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. The Education Committee holds multi-week spring and fall discussion groups. There are also two special interest groups: Genie Bytes (a computer search group) and (Brick) Wall Busters. General meetings take place on the third Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. The discussion group meets from noon to 2 p.m. at the library. Visitors are welcome. For more information and upcoming events, visit www.scgsdelaware.org.