Littleton Family Reunion
The 34th Annual Minos & Edith Littleton Family Reunion will be Sunday, Sept. 16, from 3-7 p.m. at the John West Park, Ocean View. For more info call Tommy Wilson at 629-2153 or Nancy Smith at 539-3278. Bring a covered dish. Rain date is Sept. 23.
Vera Bradley & Basket Bingo
The Ritual Team of Seaford Moose Lodge #1728 will host a Bingo featuring Vera Bradley bags and Longaberger Baskets on Monday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. Each game will alternate between bags and baskets. Door prizes featuring the Vera Bradley 21" Wheelaround Weekender and the Longaberger Medium Wash Day Basket will be given at the end of he night. The doors will open at 6 p.m. at the Seaford Moose Lodge located at 22759 Bridgeville Highway, Seaford. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Food and refreshments available. Call David or Travis Sirman, 875-3792 or Seaford Moose Lodge, 629-8408 to reserve your tickets or for information. Get your tickets early because seating will be limited. Must be 18 years old to play. This will be a Community Service Project.
Yard and Bake Sale
On Saturday, Sept. 8, a giant Yard Sale and Bake Sale, will take place at Christ Lutheran Church, Seaford, from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. There will also be scrapple sandwiches, chicken barbecue, and much more.
National Library Card Sign-up
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month and the Laurel Public Library is joining the celebration with a special incentive for all area adult residents who do not as yet have a Delaware library card. Library cards are available to residents who can provide current photo ID and proof of Delaware residency such as a valid drivers' license, passport, or two pieces of current mail showing same address. All new registrations during the month of September will have their names entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card from Barnes and Noble Bookstore. The drawing will take place on Oct. 2, and the winner will be notified by phone. With all the opportunities that today's libraries offer, a Delaware library card can truly be the most valuable card in anyone's wallet.
Vera Bradley Bingo
LifeCare at Lofland Park will hold a Vera Bradley Bingo on Thursday, Aug. 30, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose Lodge, located on Route 13 in Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 exciting games and will feature several Vera Bradley items, including the Messenger, Bowler, Small Duffel and several other prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Several chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact Tawnya Dennis at 628-3000 ext. 8452; or Melissa Sockriter, 628-3000, ext. 8300.
Luau on the Beach
The "Luau on the Beach,"Êis a place to mingle with Delaware Democratic Party leaders, candidates and grass roots activists. The annual Sussex County Democratic Jamboree features a limbo contest, games, door prizes, and food by Jimmy's Grill in Georgetown will have hundreds of Democrats gathered in Cape Henlopen State Park on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 5 to 8 p.m.Ê Tickets are $20 each and are available by calling Peter Schott at 226-0196, or by contacting the Committee on line at email@example.com.
Ballroom dance planned
Join the USA Dance Eastern Shore Chapter for a ballroom dance on Sept. 22 at the Wicomico Civic Center in Salisbury, Md. This special event is being held in celebration of National Ballroom Dance Week, and will feature the Delmarva Big Band, an 18-piece orchestra along with guest instructors and performers Valentine Hodgman and Lemery Rollins. Advance tickets are on sale at all First Shore Federal branches through Friday, Sept. 14. Open dancing will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. An early bird lesson will begin at 7 p.m. Singles and all levels of dancers are welcome. Tickets are $15 per person or $12 for USA Dance members. Dance members must present their membership card to qualify for the discount, and refunds will not be given on advance tickets. After Sept. 14, remaining tickets will be sold at the door the night of the event for $20 per person. No discounts will be honored at the door. For more information, contact the USA Dance Eastern Shore Chapter at 410-749-4914, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.usadanceeasternshore.org.
Labor Day Gospel Concert
A Labor Day Gospel Concert will be held on Monday, Sept. 3, at 6 p.m. at the Federalsburg Marina Park Pavilion in Federalsburg, Md. Featured artists will include Ray Sheridan and the Gospel Side of Felton, Jimmy Passwaters of Denton, Md., and Judy Laramore of Denton, Md. Bring a chair and a friend. Concessions will be available and a love offering will be received. This event is hosted by Faith Fellowship Church.
Learn to Stamp Workshop
An introduction to stamping and greeting cards will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, from 9-11 a.m. at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in the Stevens classroom. Eight take home projects including: Birthday Card, Thank You, Wedding, Baby Shower Gift Bag & Tag, and more! Check out a preview at blog.learntostamp.com Register Today - Only 25 seats available! Cost is $20 at the door. Call Jessica at 629-3279 or e-mail: Jessica@learntostamp.com
DuPont 25-year dinner
The annual 25-year dinner for DuPont employees will be held Friday, Sept. 7, at the Laurel Fire Department. Anyone who has not received a letter and who wishes to attend, call Ray Whaley at 537-6113 or Connie Keene at 629-3377.
Laurel Youth Sports Hockey Clinic
Laurel Youth Sports Hockey Clinic for ages 8-12 years, on Thursday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m. Starts Sept. 6 for eight weeks plus one play day. $25 per player. Incoming 6th-9th graders, Laurel Youth Sports Hockey Camp, Aug. 20-24, 6-7:30 p.m., $35 per camper. Call Amy at 875-8620.
Seaford Historical Society Picnic
The annual picnic for the members of the Seaford Historical Society will take place on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m. on the Ross Mansion lawn. Each family is asked to bring a vegetable, salad, or dessert. Fried chicken and beverages will be provided. The charge is $5 per person. Anyone who would like to attend but is not a member may join that evening. Membership costs $15 per individual or $25 per family. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Nancy Hickman at 629-6337 before Sept. 4. The Mansion, gift shop, slave quarters and granary will be open for self guided tours.
Little Miss Apple Scrapple
Join in the excitement of the second annual Little Miss Apple-Scrapple Pageant. It will be an exciting evening showcasing the talents of the local community. The pageant is open to girls between the ages of 5-8 who reside in the Woodbridge School District. Each contestant will have the opportunity to share her talent and personality. All proceeds from the pageant will benefit the Apple-Scrapple Scholarship Fund. For more information or to request an application packet contact Rita Hovermale at 337-8318 or email@example.com. Tickets for the pageant will be available at the door for $2 each.
Mystery Dinner Theater
Laurel Wesleyan Church presents a Mystery Dinner Theater, "The Case of the Show-Stopping Nun Nabber," on Oct. 18 and 19, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale, Aug. 12. Ticket prices are $20 adults, $10 students 8-18, and $5 childcare for kids seven and under. Proceeds benefit Laurel Wesleyan Youth attending an International Youth Convention. For more information and tickets call the church office at 875-5380.
Annual Youth Fishing Tournament
American Legion Post 19, Laurel and A&K Enterprises will be holding their Annual Youth Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 9 a.m. till noon on Broad Creek. Prizes galore, including the Benson Family Savings Bond. There will also be snacks and sodas for the participants. Register at A&K Tackle at 201 North Central Ave., Laurel.
Longaberger Basket Bingo
The Laurel Historical Society is hosting a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Tuesday, Aug. 28 at Laurel Fire Hall. New and vintage collectible baskets. Doors open 5:30 p.m., games start at 7 p.m.; hotdogs, sodas, delicious desserts. Tickets are $20 by calling Edna Marvil 875-9427, or Linda Justice 875-4217 (leave name & phone). Reserve early and bring a friend!
Walk for Breast Cancer Drawing
Local Avon representative Renee Smith will be participating in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer this year. Tickets are being sold for a drawing to help send Smith to the event. The prize will be a 2007 Longaberger Horizon of Hope Basket with 2 pink mugs or an Avon gift basket. Tickets are a donation of $5 each or three for $13 and 300 are available. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Renee Smith at 337-0352 or to just make a donation, go to www.avonwalk.org and click on Renee Smith. The drawing will take place on Sept. 15.
Class of 1977 Reunion
The Laurel Senior High School Class of 1977 will be celebrating their 30th year class reunion on Oct. 20. The reunion will be held at the Laurel Fire Department's auditorium. For more information, call Susan (Tull) Collins @ 410-943-8303 or Barry Munoz at 875-7408.
Trap Pond volunteers sought
Trap Pond offers free camping in exchange for volunteer services (required for free camping, 24 hours per week of volunteering). Host programs available in the campground, Nature Center, maintenance and administrative. Check out our other awards for short term volunteering. For more information, contact: Glen.Stubbolo @state.de.us or call 302-739-1960.
Laurel History Books Still Available
A few copies of the 19th Century History of Laurel, published by the Laurel Historical Society may still be purchased at either the Laurel Town Office, Laurel Public Library, or O'Neal's Antiques. The price remains at $45 each. For further information or to arrange to have a book mailed please call 875-4217. There is a $5 mailing fee.
Baseball Equipment Needed
Any baseball equipment, used or unused, is needed for an Eagle Scout Project. Equipment will be collected, refurbished, and sent to the Dominican Republic. Contact Kirby Mills via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 1-302-690-2749 if you can be of any assistance.
Teens and Parents of Teens
Check out teen volunteer opportunities at the Laurel Public Library. We have an interesting group of teens in grades 7-12 from all over the area. They plan programs, perform skits, help with crafts and help with program set-up. Some teens help us by keeping our books in order and assist with getting our books ready to be checked out. For more information, contact Becky Norton at 875-3184 or by email at email@example.com.
AARP Chapter #5340 Meeting
AARP Chapter #5340 will hold a board meeting at 10 a.m., Aug. 27, at the Nanticoke Tribe Lodge #21, Rt 113, 1/2 mile South of 1st State Chevrolet, Georgetown. All members are encouraged to attend. For details call Cathey Betts president 856-3441.
Georgetown's Lions Club Meeting
Georgetown's Lions Club will meet Sept. 11, at Bonanza Family Restaurant, Mid Sussex Shopping Center, Millsboro, with a dinner meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Becky Madden, Marketing and Personal Relations from the Sussex County Senior Services/CHEER Home Services. Reminisce about 9/11 will be included. Visiting Lions and potential members are welcomed but should call Helen Wilson at 856-2972 or the Rev. Charles Covington at 855-1160.
The Sussex County Women's Democrat Club will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 20, at Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown. The guest speaker will be a representative from the Solid Waste Authority. Members are asked to bring a friend and newcomers are always welcome. Dinner will cost $13 per person. For details and reservations, call Thelma Monroe, president at 934-9716.
Friends of the Bridgeville Library
The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will be meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. at St. Mary's Parish Hall. We will be discussing fundraising ideas, library advocacy, future events and membership. Everyone is invited to attend and to bring a friend. Let's make history together. For directions or special needs contact Karen Johnson at 337-7401.
Marine Corps League
The Marine Corps League meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin in Seaford.
Sons of Confederate Veterans
The Maj. Gen. Arnold Elzey Camp #1940, Sons of Confederate Veterans meets the first Wednesday of each month in the lower level of the Salisbury Library at 7 p.m.
Trap Pond Partners
Trap Pond Partners' monthly meeting will be held at the park's Nature Center, the second Wednesday of each month. Anyone who is interested in Trap Pond State Park is invited to attend. For more information feel free to call 875-5153.
There will be no regular meeting of H.A.P.P.E.N., (Hearns Pond Association for its Preservation, Protection, Enhancement and Naturalization)for the month of August. The next scheduled meeting will be held on Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Library. The agenda will cover the historical marker dedication, national wildlife community progress, Hearns Pond Dam, annexation, and traffic issues.
Cancer Support Group
The Wellness Community-Delaware is offering a support group for people affected by cancer and their loved ones at the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. The group meets at the Cancer Care Center on the third Thursday of the month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. To register for this program or for more information call Kaye or Lori at 645-9150. All programs at The Wellness Community are free of charge for people affected by cancer and their loved ones.
Toastmasters of Southern Delaware meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month in Bay Shore Community Church at 6 p.m. Develop your public speaking skills in a supportive environment. Contact Joy Slabaugh at 846-9201, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 for details.
Tech Adult Plus+ trips
Active seniors can broaden their horizons this September with a variety of trips and activities sponsored by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. Travel to the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, take a Tangier Island tour, or visit the historic Occoquan Craft Show. Also in August, attend a performance of "The Wedding Singer" or spend a day in New York City on Sept. 12. On Sept. 15, enjoy a cruise around New York City, or see Johnny Mathis in concert at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia on Sept. 16. For more information on these and other Adult Plus+ offerings, or to register, call 856-5618.
Bus Trip to Englishtown
On Saturday, Oct. 13, at 5 a.m., a bus trip will leave from the United Church of the Nazarine, in Hurlock, Md., for Englishtown, N.J., "Flea Market." Tickets are $30, adults; children, 12 years and under, are half price $15. Half the cost is due by Saturday, Sept. 1; the other half is due Saturday, Sept. 29. For more information call Sister Paris Twymon, 1-410-754-9135 or the church, 1-410-943-0900.
Trip to Vermont
Methodist Manor House will host a fall trip to Vermont on Oct. 17-20. This four-day, three-night trip features a luncheon at the Trapp Family Lodge among many other exciting features. Your cost of $440 per person (double occupancy) includes lodging, most meals, motor coach transportation, all taxes and gratuities and luggage handling. To register or for more information, call Dixie Carlisle at 628-5631. Only a few seats left.
AARP Chapter 915 Trip
AARP Chapter 915 presents Kutsher's Country Club in the Catskill Mountains of New York State, three days-two nights, Sept. 18-20, for only $340, per person, double occupancy. $60 additional single supplement. Included in the price: Two night accommodations in super deluxe rooms at Kutsher's, two full breakfasts, two lunches and two complete dinners. For information and reservations call: 410-754-8588, Pick-up will be in Denton, Md.; or 410-822-2314, Federalsburg. Travelers insurance is available for purchase.
Senior Center's Myrtle Beach Trip
Nanticoke Senior Center's Myrtle Beach Trip on Oct. 15-20, 6 days and 5 nights, cost $790 double occupancy. Deposit of $200 is due upon signing. Final payment due no later than Sept. 7. Trip includes: A visit to the Alabama Theatre, The Carolina Opry, Brookgreen Gardens Guided Tour, Carolin Elegance Tour, and Historic Georgetown, S.C. Dinner choices at The Parson's Table, Ryan's Steak House, and The Chestnut Hill Restaurant. All tips and gratuities. For information and sign-ups: call 629-4939.
Trip to Washington D.C.
The Seaford Historical Society is sponsoring a trip to the National Museum of the American Indian and the Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The bus will depart from the Sears parking lot at 7:30 a.m. and leave Washington at approximately 4 p.m. to return home. The cost is $55 for members and $70 for non-members (includes one year membership.) Reservations can be made by calling Helen Ann Smith 629-8802 before Sept. 15.
AARP Chapter 1084 Trips
'Tons of Money'
The Seaford AARP 1084 is having a trip to see the comedy "Tons of Money" on Sept. 26. Cost is $60. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.
Foxwoods & Mohegan Casinos
The Seaford AARP 1084 is having a trip to Connecticut, on Oct. 8-10. We will be staying at Foxwood and visiting Mohegan Sun. Even if you don't gamble, these are must see resorts. Included are three meals plus more. The cost is $239 for three days. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.
Medieval Times Dinner Theatre
The Seaford AARP 1084 is having a trip on Oct. 14 to Hanover, Md. The bus leaves Seaford 1:30 p.m. Watch an exciting performance of knights on horses while you enjoy your dinner. Cost is $60. (Due Aug. 1.) Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.
Wheeling Festival Of Lights
Seaford AARP 1084 is accepting reservations for a 3-day bus trip to Wheeling, W.Va., Nov. 13-15 for the Festival of Lights. The trip includes two nights lodging at Wheeling Island Casino Hotel, two full course breakfasts, two dinners including a holiday dinner show, Oglebay Park festival of lights tour, Colonel Oglebay's mansion museum, Glass museum, Kruger Street toy & train museum, Winter Fantasy displays and Greyhound racing at Wheeling Island race track. Cost is $335 per person. Call Margaret Wootten at 629-7419.
VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund.
Blades Fire Hall breakfast
There will be an all you-can-eat breakfast at the Blades Fire Hall, located at the corner of Cannon and Fifth streets in Blades. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary and the Firemen. On Sept. 2, at 8 a.m. till 11 a.m.. Cost is adults, $7; children, $3. Questions call Jewell Chaffinch, 629-6904.
There will be a chicken BBQ on Saturday, Sept. 1, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., at O'Neal's Antiques, Rt. 13, Laurel, sponsored by the Laurel Ruritan Club. The cost is $6 and benefits local charities. Crab and Watermelon Feast Join the Friends of County Councilman Vance Phillips for a time of fun, food and family. It's the 11th Annual Crab feast and Watermelon Extravaganza. Meet some new faces and see some old friends on Aug. 25, 3 p.m. at Cypress Point, Trap Pond. There will be live music, games for the kids, and all the seafood and watermelons you can eat. Contact Karen Marvin at 302-519-8032 or Visit vancephillips.net for more information.
Biff Lee 'Pig-Pickin'
Biff Lee, 40th District Representative, invites everyone to his 20th annual "Pig-Pickin" at the Laurel Fire Hall on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 4 till 7 p.m. All-you-can-eat barbecued pork and all the "fixins" will be available. Children under age 12 accompanied by an adult are free. Price is $15 and tickets are available at Richard Small Insurance, or at the door. You may also send checks for tickets to Friends for Lee, Post Office Box 186, Bethel, DE. 19931.