Bulletin Board
Thursday, September 11, 2014
 
ALL ABOUT SEAFORD:

Thrift Shop clothing sale Come one, come all on Saturday, Sept. 13 to St. John's UMC Thrift Shop for a $1 a bag sale on clothing only. Hours are 9 a.m. to noon. The shop is located at 259 N. Cornwell St., Seaford.

SHS Open House Seaford Senior High School (SHS) invites all parents to an open house on Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A BBQ will be available to all those who attend. Visit your student's classrooms and meet the staff. We look forward to welcoming each of you to our state-of-the-art facility.

Annual Spaghetti Dinner Bethel Community House, 2381 Neal's School Rd., Seaford, will hold their annual spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Sept. 20. The meal will include AYCE spaghetti served with salad, bread, drink and dessert. Serving will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Eat in or carry out. For tickets, call 410-754-8681 or 410-218-6900. Donation of $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.

Longaberger Basket Bingo The Employee Activity Committee (EAC) of Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, Sept. 25, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose Lodge. The filled basket bingo will consist of 20 games and will feature several Longaberger baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Longaberger Hamper basket and Longaberger Craft Keeper basket. Nearly 30 chances to win. In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, attendees wearing pink will receive a ticket for an exclusive drawing. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, contact the EAC at 629-6611, ext. 8944 or MorrisR@nanticoke.org.

Food pantry benefit concert Join us for an evening of food, fun and gospel music on Saturday, Sept. 27, to benefit the Food Pantry of Bethel Worship Center. At 4:30 p.m., BBQ chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, pastries and drinks will be available for purchase. The concert featuring Jerry Jones, Cross Country Band, Gus Glaros, Brittney Glaros and Jimmy Hoppa as master of ceremonies will begin at 6 p.m. Admission is a $5 donation. For advance tickets, call 228-2825. Bethel Worship Center is located at 26648 Sussex Hwy., Seaford.

Blessing of the Animals A Blessing of the Animals will be held at Bethel United Methodist Church, 2381 Neal's School Rd., Seaford, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4. All are welcome. All pets must be in a cage or on a leash. There will be light refreshments after the service as well as treats for each animal. Join us with your furry friends for a time of thanksgiving and fellowship.

VFW to host yard sale Seaford VFW Post 4961 on Middleford Road will have a yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 8 a.m. until. Vendor tables are $10 each or bring your own table for $5. There will also be 50/50 drawings. For more information or to rent vendor tables, call 443-235-3201 and ask for George.

Quarter Auction at Senior Center Nanticoke Senior Center will hold a Quarter Auction on Thursday, Oct. 9. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the auction will begin at 7. This is an exciting evening when attendees bring their rolls of quarters and bid on incredible prizes from many vendors. Tickets are available at the door for $5 per person. With your ticket to the event, you get one paddle for the auction, and additional paddles will be available that evening for $3 each. Call 629-4939 for more information or to reserve a table.

Library Book Sale The Friends of the Seaford Library will hold a book sale in early October. Gently used books - children and teen's books, paperbacks, literary classics, mysteries, biographies, science fiction, novels, cookbooks, hobbies, art and gardening books - are needed. Donations may be dropped off at the library located at 600 N. Market St. Ext., Seaford. Proceeds will go to assist the Seaford Library & Cultural Center's programs and activities throughout the year. For questions and more information, call Jean at 629-2255 or the library at 629-2524.

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.

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.

ALL ABOUT LAUREL:

Venture Outdoors Fest at Trap Pond Delaware offers many outdoor recreational activities. During the weekend of Sept. 12-14, Venture Outdoors Fest will showcase them all at Trap Pond State Park in Laurel. Multiple activities will be offered including kayaking, canoeing, biking, pontoon boat tours, hiking, boat rentals, fishing, a primitive brewing demonstration and more. Participants also have the option of camping out for one or two nights. A campground discount is being offered to participants to camp on both nights for the price of one. Saturday night, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery will provide dinner and a beer sample, while Fenwick Wine Cellars will attend and do a wine tasting. Lunch on Saturday will also be provided, along with breakfast on Sunday morning. Meals will be accompanied by music from Clifford Keith and Jive Pickle. All activities take place on Sept. 13. Tickets are $30 per person, adults and youth, and include all meals, activities and games, music and a t-shirt. Camping is an additional fee. More information on Venture Outdoors Fest is available at destateparks.com/vfest, or by contacting Riley Hays at 302-739-9249, Riley.Hays@state.de.us.

Presentation by Kendal Jones The Laurel Historical Society is sponsoring a presentation by Kendal Jones on Thursday, Sept. 18 at St. Philip's Church in Laurel. Jones will show an impressive collection of about 50 vintage post cards depicting scenes of Laurel and the surrounding community in the early twentieth century. Known widely for his broad knowledge of the Laurel area, Jones has the unique ability to make history come alive with his interpretation and perspective of the subjects of these vintage postcards. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the program starting at 7. Refreshments will be served after the presentation. The public is invited. Society membership applications will be available at the door.

Self directed Tai Chi classes A four week self-directed class in beginning Tai Chi will be offered by the Laurel Public Library on Wednesday, Sept. 10 through Wednesday, Oct. 1. Sessions will start at 10:30 a.m. in the Carpenter Meeting Room. Participants will follow the instruction of Julie Lee Vander Molen on her DVD, Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi: a Journey toward Health. The DVD lasts approximately 45 minutes and will be repeated each session so that patrons can practice the many moves that are introduced. Registration is encouraged but not required. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us, visit www.laurel.lib.de.us or call 875-3184.

Whaley Family Reunion The Lorenzo B. Whaley Family Reunion will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21, at Trap Pond State Park. Please bring a covered dish.

Town Scavenger Hunt Get your game face on and your teams ready! The Laurel Lioness Club is hosting its first Town Scavenger Hunt. There will be cash and prizes for the first place team and a prize for the best dressed team. The event will be fun for everyone. Keep your eyes out for more details.

Annual Democrat Committee Dinner The 40th District Democrat Committee is sponsoring its annual dinner on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the American Legion Post 19 on Rt. 24, Laurel. The social starts at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. by My Turn to Cook. Guest speaker will be Sen. Chris Coons. For tickets, call Nellie Soucek at 875-1991 or 245-6602.

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:

Community Yard Sale A Community Yard Sale will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church in Delmar on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 7 a.m. to noon, rain or shine. To reserve a space for $10, contact Marlena Hodgins at 410-896-9255 or Lorraine Bozman at 302-875-3896.

Events at St. Stephen's St. Stephen's United Methodist Church in Delmar will hold their Relay for Life on Friday, Sept. 19. The Fall Festival featuring the Homeland Singers will be held on Saturday, 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 ABOUT BETHEL:

Essential Oils Workshop Essential oils are becoming more popular. They are convenient and easy to use in the home, on the go and at school/workplace. Come and learn what they are, why they are effective and how to use them at a workshop at the Bethel Community Meetinghouse on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. Guest speakers will be John and Virginia Hume from Lancaster County, Pa. There is no cost to attend. RSVP to Annie Miller at 610-301-5877 or email davemillerfamily@gmail.com.

All "Dolled" Up The Bethel Museum is hosting a new exhibit featuring doll fashions through the ages. There will be dolls with clothing and doll furniture from years gone by as well as dolls wearing more modern clothing. Sandy Williams, a resident of Bethel, has been sewing doll clothes for over 60 years. Her doll clothing is for 18 inch dolls such as the American Girl doll and will be for sale. The Bethel Museum is raffling off the 2014 American Girl doll of the year, Isabelle. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5. Tickets may be purchased at the Bethel Market on Main Street where she is on display, by calling Jill Long at 875-5965 or Yancey Hillegas at 875-5716, or by mailing a check with your name, address and contact number to Bethel Historical Society, P.O. Box 224, Bethel, DE 19931. The drawing will be held on Sept. 28, and you do not have to be present to win. The Bethel Museum is located at 312 First Street in Bethel and will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14 and 28.

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 information, contact Ron Dejewski at 536-7226 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

ALL ABOUT GREENWOOD:

POW/MIA commemorative service Life as a POW/MIA is filled with uncertainty and terror. Family members watch and wait, often having no peace of mind or closure. To honor the sacrifices of all the brave men and women who fought for our country, many of them lost or imprisoned, a special service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21, at Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478. The commemorative service will focus on the Bataan Death March in the Philippines in 1942, an atrocity of World War II by the Japanese inflicted on the U.S. and Filipino forces in the Philippines. The program, designed by Dr. Michaele S. Russell of LAVFW Post 7478, will feature prayers befitting POW/MIAs, a presentation of the Missing Man Table, a keynote speaker and the playing of Taps. Members of VFW Post 7478 and its Ladies Auxiliary will take part in the service. Dr. Darlene Spitzer-Antezana, professor and chair of the department of history, political science, geography and anthropology at Prince George's Community College in Largo, Md., will be the featured keynote speaker. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Dr. Michaele S. Russell at 349-4220.

Alpaca farm open house National Alpaca Farm Days invite you to Morning Star Alpaca Farm in Greenwood for an open house on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy a fun day at the farm for the whole family. Guests can feel the alpaca fleece, tour the farm, learn about raising and breeding alpacas, shop for alpaca products in the farm store, experience live spinning demonstrations and hands-on needle felting demonstrations and more. For more information, call 349-5550.

Chicken BBQ open through Oct. 5 The Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company Chicken BBQ will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 5.

ALL ABOUT BRIDGEVILLE:

Presentation by Boe Harris On Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m., the Friends of the Bridgeville Library will offer a presentation by Boe Harris. "Through Granddaughter's Eyes" is a sacred journey honoring our Indian ancestors in song, dance and stories. Experience the Indian way of life, the struggles of ancestors and the need to maintain the traditions for coming generations. The event is free and all are welcome. The program will be in the meeting room at the Bridgeville Library. For more information, contact Pat Smith at thimspat@aol.com.

Bridgeville Golf Tournament After raising more than $105,000 to support local charitable organizations in the past seven years of the Bridgeville Charity Open Golf Tournament, volunteer organizers have announced the 2014 golf tournament is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 10, at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville. Registration and a continental breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. with the shotgun start at 9 a.m. A luncheon and awards ceremony will follow the tournament. Proceeds from this year's event will support the Bridgeville Kiwanis Foundation and the Bridgeville Lions Club. The tournament continues to be a scramble with the field separated by flights according to handicap. Senior tees will be available and on-course skill contests will be offered for additional prizes. Several levels of sponsorship are offered to allow businesses and individuals the opportunity to participate. Hole sponsorships are available for $150 and golfers will pay $145, or $580 per foursome. Contact Peggy Smith at the Town Hall, 337-7135, for more information.

Chicken Barbecue open until Oct. The Kiwanis Club of Bridgeville's Chicken Barbecue on Rt. 404, Seashore Highway, west of Bridgeville is now open. Serving the best smoky barbecue chicken since 1961, chicken will be available Saturdays and Sundays until October. Bridgeville Kiwanis supports youth programs of all types within the Woodbridge School District area. "KIWANIS: Serving the Children of the World."

ALL ABOUT FEDERALSBURG:

Annual Heritage Day The Federalsburg Historical Society will hold its annual Heritage Day on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Federalsburg Museum. The antique vehicles are back. There will be other displays showing Federalsburg history, a broom making demonstration by Mickey Stant and a special exhibit featuring Stories of the Chesapeake Heritage Area, Eastern Shore Heritage Inc., an organization represented by Gail Owings, executive director. Tickets on a refinished trunk will be sold - $1 each or six for $5. The winning ticket will be drawn at the group's Christmas Open House on Dec. 8. The gift shop will be open and there will be a 50/50 raffle. Hamburgers, hot dogs and sodas will be sold at lunchtime. Admission is free. For more info, call 443-786-1614.

ALL ABOUT GEORGETOWN:

Art Crawl, Farmer & Foodie Festival The 2014 Historic Georgetown Art Crawl will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, in downtown Georgetown in conjunction with the 5th Annual Farmer & Foodie Festival. Both events are rain or shine and will feature artists and artisans and farmers and foodies from throughout Sussex County. Dozens of artists and artisans will display their fine art, pottery, woodworking, mixed medium sculptures, jewelry creations and more along the downtown streets of Georgetown and at The Circle. The Annual Farmer & Foodie Festival on The Circle celebrates local farmers and their farm fresh foods. The festival features cooking demos, beer tastings from 16 Mile Brewery, carriage and tractor rides, live entertainment, pumpkin decorating and backyard barbeque contests. For more information, contact the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce at 856-1544, visit www.georgetowncoc.com or email info@georgetowncoc.com.

Monthly community dinners First State Community Action Agency will host a Community Dinner at its Georgetown facility from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18. Guests will receive a hearty meal along with health and nutrition information and budget-friendly grocery shopping tips. Dinners, which are held every third Thursday of the month, are open to individuals and families for $1 per person. To reserve a seat or for more info, contact MaryAnn Morris at 856-7761, ext. 13.

Pancake Supper at Providence Church A pancake supper will be held at Providence United Methodist Church of Georgetown on Friday, Sept. 19 from 4:30-7 p.m. Donations are welcome. There will be pancakes, sausage, scrapple, scrambled eggs and fried potatoes plus drinks and desserts. Call 856-6178 or 542-6171 for more info.

Free museum exhibit admission Admission to the Treasures of the Sea exhibit in the Stephen J. Betze Library on the Owens Campus of Delaware Technical Community College is free on Saturday, Sept. 27, as part of the Smithsonian Magazine's annual Museum Day Live. Participating museums across the country offer free admission to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. The Treasures of the Sea exhibit features treasures recovered from the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To get your free ticket for two free admissions, visit Smithsonian.com/museumdaylive. The Treasures of the Sea will accept both printed and digital tickets. For more information on the free admission to the Treasures of the Sea exhibit, call 259-6150.

Possum Point Players shows The 2nd half of Possum Point Players' 41st season is full of music, mayhem, maternity and merriment! Baby, a musical comedy, is Possum's Dinner Theater presentation. Dinner and the show will be served on Sept. 19, 20, 26 and 27 - dinner: 6 p.m.; show 7:30; Sept. 21 and 28 - dinner: 12:30 p.m.; show 2 p.m. Tickets are $45 for dinner and show; $20 show only. Follow three couples as they deal with the painful, rewarding and often funny consequences of conceiving a baby: college students, thirty-somethings and middle-agers. 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.

THINGS TO DO ELSEWHERE:

DSEA Retired Annual Picnic The Delaware Sate Education Association Retired Annual Picnic will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please join your collegues and friends at Pizzadili Vineyard & Winery. The cost is $15 per DSEA retired member and/or guest. There will be food and entertainment. For more information call 674-4977.

An Evening of Doo Wop The CHEER Coastal Leisure Center, Ocean View, will host "An Evening of Doo Wop" starring Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Legend Jimmy Merchant, an original member of Frankie Lyman and the Teenagers, on Thursday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. There will be an Open Beer & Wine Bar and a variety of hors d'oeuvres. For more information and tickets, call Yolanda at 539-2671. The Coastal Leisure Center is located at 30637 Cedar Neck Rd., Ocean View.

Job help at the library Need information about jobs and careers or higher and continuing education? The library can help! The Caroline County Public Library is committed to building our community by bringing growth and learning opportunities to Caroline County residents. Rather than traveling to visit our community partners, you can now access these services right in your library. Need assistance with an employment application job search at the Federalsburg branch? Get help from Upper Shore Workforce Investment Board Resource Specialist Patricia Garfield from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Sept. 18. No appointment necessary.

Annual CHEER Senior Beach Day The 38th Annual CHEER Senior Beach Day will be held on Friday, Sept. 19 in Rehoboth Beach. The Healthy Living Expo with up to 60 vendors offering information and health screenings and lots of giveaways for seniors will begin at 9 a.m. in the Convention Center. Stroll Rehoboth Beach at 10 a.m. on a 2.4 mile walk beginning at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center and ending at the Bandstand at the Boardwalk. All day entertainment includes Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Artist, Jimmy Merchant of the original Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers and local song stylist, Kathy Gorman.

Fried Chicken Dinner Bethany Church Fried Chicken Dinner will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Gumboro Community Center on Rt. 26. The menu includes all-you-can-eat fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn and beans, greens, cole slaw, rolls, dessert and drinks. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children 12 and under. There will also be baked goods, a yard sale and handmade crafts.

Payton's Benefit Concert Join us at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, for gospel music, food and fun at First United Methodist Church, 142 Main St., Secretary, Md. Sharing their musical gifts will be God's Country Crossroads, Jerry Jones and Unity. Light refreshments will be available for purchase and a love offering will be requested. All proceeds will help provide medical needs for Payton Cosden who was born with physical and cognitive limitations. For more information, call 228-4813.

MAC Inc. hosts cruise fundraiser MAC will host its second cruise fundraiser to benefit Meals on Wheels on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. This year's cruise will depart from Suicide Bridge in Hurlock, Md. Tickets are $75 per person or two for $125 and include dinner and cruise. For tickets or more information, call 410-742-0505, ext. 112, or e-mail rsvp@macinc.org.

MOPH meeting Sept. 20 Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, 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 228-9577 or jdsussex@verizon.net. Visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/moph1787 for information on veteran health care, benefits and employment information.

Older Workers Celebration To commemorate "National Employ Older Workers Week" (Sept. 21-27), First State's Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) will host an Older Worker's Celebration from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Bernice M. Edwards Community Resource and Training Center at First State Community Action Agency, Georgetown. The event will include a continental breakfast from 9 to 10 a.m. and an awards ceremony recognizing the outstanding older worker, outstanding employer, SCSEP participants, training sites and project staff. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 17. To RSVP or get more information, contact Roy Hazzard at 856-7761, ext. 169.

Pageant seeks contestants Applications are available for the 2015 Sussex County Pageant which will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, at Grace United Methodist Church in Georgetown. All participants in the young divisions (ages 4-12), must be a resident of Sussex County. The divisions are: Little Miss (ages 4-6), Juvenile Miss (ages 7-9), and Junior Miss (ages 10-12). All contestants will receive a trophy and sponsor gift for their participation. The deadline for applications is Sept. 27. Applications are also available for the Teen division (ages 13-17) and the Miss division (ages 17-24). This program will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25. For more information and an application, contact Alison Dubinski at 898-1558 or Sussexandgeorgetownpageants@gmail.com.

Quarter Mania in Farmington Quarter Mania will be held on Friday, Sept. 26, at the Farmington Fire Hall. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. and the auction begins at 7. There will be many vendors including Tastefully Simple, Tupperware, Evelyn's Crafts and Things, Longaberger, Mary Kay, Origami Owl, Mia Bella and more. There will be a 50/50, Chinese Auction, door prizes and Cash 'n Carry. Cost is $5 for the first paddle and $2 for additional paddles. Children 12 and under are $2 with an adult admission. For more information, contact Annie at 410-479-3627, Mildred at 410-482-6949 or Beverly at 302-398-8845.

Crabtoberfest 2014 Strap on your lederhosen, dust off your stein and make your way to Downtown Cambridge on Saturday, Sept. 27, to enjoy Crabtoberfest, an Oktoberfest-style event with an Eastern Shore spin. Held from 4 to 10 p.m. in downtown Cambridge at the corner of Race and Gay Sts., the evening will sport carnival-type games and a biergarten filled with craft, American and German beers as well as authentic German fare and Eastern Shore crab dishes. Come enjoy authentic German music and folk dancing, as well as carnival-style games. All proceeds from the amusements directly benefit the charity hosting the game booth. For more information about Crabtoberfest, visit www.crabtoberfest.com or contact the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce at 410-228-3575 or info@dorchesterchamber.org.

Safe Boating Classes U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 will offer Safe Boating Classes on Sept. 20 and 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.

ALL ABOUT TRIPS:

NSC offers trips Nanticoke Senior Center (NSC) will offer a trip to Savannah, Ga., from Oct. 5-10. The trip includes five nights of accommodations, five breakfasts, five full dinners, a grand tour of Savannah's historic district, guided tour of St. Simons Island, tram tour of Jekyll Island historic district, guided tour of Beaufort, S.C., guided tour of Parris Island Marine Base and more. Cost is $859 for double or triple occupancy and $1,109 for single occupancy. On Oct. 15, the Senior Center will travel to Lancaster, Pa., to see Moses, which retells a famous Bible story. Cost is $100 for members and $110 for non-members, which includes coach bus transportation, lunch at the Bird-in-Hand and show ticket. Gratuity for the coach bus driver is not included. Call 629-4939 for more information or to register for the trip.

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.

2015 Winter Cruise Getaway Dr. Marie Wolfgang is again sponsoring a 10 Night Winter Getaway Cruise to the western Caribbean as a fundraiser for Relay for Life. The group will sail from Baltimore, Md. on Feb. 21, on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines' "Grandeur of the Seas." The itinerary includes Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth (Jamaica) and Labadee (Haiti). Transportation to and from the dock is available from Seaford via chartered bus. You may obtain a brochure from Dr. Wolfgang's office at One Cedar Avenue in Seaford or by calling Carolyn Griffith at 629-4471 and leaving a message. Space is limited.

ALL ABOUT MEETINGS:

Panel discussion The Sussex County Republican Women's Club (SCRWC) will hold their next dinner meeting at 6 p.m. on Sept. 24, at Baywood Greens Clubhouse. The program will include an informative panel discussion with elected officials Sen. Gerald Hocker, 20th District; Rep. Ruth Briggs King, 37th District; Rep. Dan Short, 39th District and Sen. Gary Simpson, Senate Minority Leader, 18th District. They will discuss "hot button" issues identified by the SCRWC membership. The public is invited to attend. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Kelly Roberts at 302-945-4556 by Sept. 19. For more information, call Roberts or visit www.scrwc.net.

SBC meeting Sept. 14 The Sussex Bird Club (SBC) will meet at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14 at Cadbury in Lewes. Speakers will be Sally and Bill Fintel who will discuss, "Birding Our Favorite Atlantic and Pacific Islands." Meetings are open to SBC members, those interested in becoming SBC members and all Cadbury residents.

Widowed Persons meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next monthly meeting at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. The planned guest speaker is Patricia Villani who will speak on the quality of life as we age. 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. They will be celebrate their 20th year anniversary with a luncheon on Oct. 18 at noon at Abbott's Grille in Laurel. Cost is $18 per person. Entertainment will be provided by the Jones Boys Duo with a few other surprises. Call Gertrude at 875-9425 for more information and to make your reservation. We would enjoy having and seeing current members and previous members.

Possum Juniors meeting Due to scheduling conflicts, the September meeting of Possum Point Players Possum Juniors will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23. Starting in October, meetings will return to the third Monday of each month. Meetings are in Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Rd., Georgetown. For more information on Possum Juniors, visit www.possumpointplayers.org or call 856-3460.

Airport Advisory Committee Meeting The Sussex County Airport Advisory Committee meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, Sussex County Airport, 21911 Rudder Lane, Georgetown. The meeting is open to the public.

Laurel Garden Club meeting The Laurel Garden Club will hold a planning meeting to discuss upcoming annual events at 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14 at St. Phillips Church in Laurel. The public is welcome.

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.

AAUW holds first meeting The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will hold its initial meeting for the 2014-2015 program year on Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Kings Creek Country Club in Rehoboth Beach from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The program for this month is an interactive presentation outlining the AAUW/Coastal-Georgetown chapter's committees, interest groups and study groups. 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 Snyder at 684-8716.

Ad Hoc Touring Company If you enjoy reading plays aloud, come and join the Ad Hoc Touring Company, affiliate of Possum Point Players. The group meets the first Monday of each month at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Rd., Georgetown. The public is invited to attend and participate. For more information about Ad Hoc, contact Roger Ault at 226-1118 or rogerault@comcast.net.

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.

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.

Notable Books in Lewes AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Library Association Notable Books Discussion at the Lewes Public Library on the first Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call Laurel at 302-226-3773. All readers are welcome.

Notable Books in Lewes AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Library Association Notable Books Discussion at the Lewes Public Library on the first Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call Laurel at 302-226-3773. All readers are welcome.

Notable Books Discussion, Selbyville AAUW Coastal-Georgetown branch sponsors an American Library Notable Books Discussion at the Selbyville Library on the second Tuesday of the month from 1-3 p.m. For more information, call Ada May 302-436-2981. All readers are welcome.