Bulletin Board
Thursday, September 13, 2007
 
Events

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.

Capt. John Smith explorations
"Captain John Smith and His Chesapeake Bay Explorations in 1608"
Dr. Michael Scott of SU's Geography and Geoscience Department discusses Smith's journey, which he has re-mapped using modern geographic information system technology. Presentations are:
Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 2:30 p.m. - Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford, (RSVP to Dixie Carlisle 628-5631).
Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m. - Scarborough Student Leadership Center, SU campus.For more information about the classes or an annual membership visit the "Learn with SU" Web site at www.salisbury.edu/lifelonglearning.

Seaford Community Concert
The Seaford Community Concert Association is still accepting members for their 2007-2008 series of five concerts. For all five concerts, the adult membership price is $45, family $85, and students, $12. Payment may be mailed to SCCA, P.O. Box 337, Seaford, DE 19973. For further information, call 629-6184 or 536-1384.

American Legion Log Cabin
A yard sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 15, at the American Legion Log Cabin on Front Street, Seaford, sponsored by The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 6. To reserve a table ($7) call the Legion at 629-9915.

Driver Refresher Course
AARP Refresher Driving Course, Oct. 8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $10. To register call 875-2536.

Stay and Play
Parents as Teachers, stay and play schedule from September 2007 to May 2008. Parents and children from birth through age 3 are invited to play together, listen to a story, learn new songs and finger plays, and network with other families. Open enrollment. Seaford Park and Recreation, 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford, on Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon. For more information call 856-5239

Scrapbooking classes
A Creative Memories consultant will offer a series of classes on all aspects of scrapbooking as a fund-raising event for the Friends of the Laurel Public Library. Each class will require a prepaid $15 fee plus the additional cost of supplies. Classes are 3 hours each from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and will be held on Sept. 29, Oct. 13, Oct. 27, Nov. 10 and Dec. 1. For more information contact Terry at Laurel Public Library at 875-3184.

Bethel Maritime Fall Festival
The Bethel Maritime Fall Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Bethel Historical Society Museum. The festival will start out with a 3-mile recreational walk around the village. A breakfast, catered by the Bethel Market will be from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Food and craft booths will be open at 10 a.m. and entertainment by the Jones Boys will be from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call Janet Cordrey at 875-3971.

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.

Fall Fitness returns
Come join us in Fitness Classes Mon., -Wed., and Fri., at 9 a.m.; Tue. and Thurs. at 5:30 p.m. We start a six-week session the week of Sept. 10 and meet in St. John's United Methodist Church air conditioned Fellowship Hall in Seaford (sponsored by St. John's but open to the public). Beginners to intermediate participants welcome in this co-ed, non-competitive, muscle-toning, stretching, high/low aerobic class. Try a free class to see if it meets your needs. Only a 6-8-week commitment at a time required. For more information or to register call Carol Lynch 629-7539.

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.

Researching your home's history
Have you ever wondered who owned your house before you did; or if your house has any historical significance? On Saturday, Sept. 15, the Sussex County Genealogical Society will kick off its 2007-2008 season and you will have an opportunity to learn how to find your answers. Join us in the Rehoboth Beach Public Library's upstairs meeting room at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 15. Our meetings are free and open to anyone interested. For more information about our society go to www.scgsdelaware.org.

Senior Center Red Hat Ladies
Help the Red Hat's raise funds by participating in their Christmas Money 50/25/25 Give Away. Chances are only $1 each or six chances for $5. Chances will be sold by the Red Hat members and at the front desk of the Nanticoke Senior Center until Dec. 17. Open to the public - need not be present to win. The Red Hat's want to make you a hero - a hero sandwich that is! Order one of their special 6" Italian hero (sub) for only $6 pre-paid at the desk or from a Red Hat member. Sandwiches can be picked up at the front desk beginning at 10 a.m. on Sept. 26. No delivery.

Free Equine barn tour
Free Equine (Horse) Barn Tour, Thursday, Sept 20, at 5:45 p.m., hosted by Wicked R Productions of Wyoming, and co-hosted by the Delaware Equine Council. Come see a working ranch, gain new found knowledge about horses in the 1st State and lots more. RSVP is requested by Sept 14. Call Stan 302-684-3966, or Paula 629-5233. Everyone is welcome.

Historical Society 30th anniversary
To celebrate the 30th year anniversary of the Laurel Historical Society three events have been organized . The kick off event is a wine and cheese reception on Friday, Oct. 12 from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Cook House, 502 East 4th Street, Laurel. An "Antique Appraisal Fair" will be held at St. Phillips Church from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Cost is $5, includes one appraisal. Sunday, Oct. 3 is a wine and cheese social followed by a candle-light dinner.
For more information call 875-4217.


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 terps19947@yahoo.com or call 1-302-690-2749 if you can be of any assistance.

Teen volunteer opportunities
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 bshortri@lib.de.us.

Safe Boating class
The Seaford Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-03 will be teaching the Delaware Safe Boating course at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club at the Blades Marina. This course will consist of two sessions. You must attend both sessions to complete the course. Sept. 15th and 22nd, 8 a.m. to noon. Cost: $10 per person. To reserve a seat call Dick Bailey 302-422-3772. Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1978 must have taken a boating education course to operate a boat.

Basket Bingo Extravaganza
Delmar VFW Post 8276 will be hosting "Basket Bingo Extravaganza" at their home at 200 West State St., on Saturday, Oct. 27. Doors will open at 11 a.m. with the first session starting at 1 p.m. A limited number of tickets will be sold and there will be more than $15,000 worth of Longaberger prizes. Tickets are $55 in advance and includes a free catered dinner featuring an "Eastern Shore" combination of crab-cakes, ham and chicken. For further information call 410-726-7450 or 443-235-4463. Tickets may be purchased through the mail – Nancy McGinnis, 29455 West Line Road, Delmar, MD 21875. The event is a fund raiser for the North East Storm Cheerleading Teams and is in no way affiliated with the Longaberger Company and Vera Bradley.

AARP Driver Safety Program
An AARP Driver Safety Course for people 50 and over will be given from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 27 and 28, at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate entitling them to a reduction in their auto insurance. A 15 percent reduction is given to anyone repeating the program within three years. For information and registration, call 629-8081, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. only. The cost is $10 per person.

St. John's UMC house tour
The St. John's United Methodist Women will sponsor the annual house tour on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seven homes and the Woodland United Methodist Church will be open for visitors. A chicken salad luncheon will be served that day from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in fellowship hall. The cost of a ticket for the house tour is $10. The luncheon cost is $6 per person. For ticket information please call Teresa Wilson at 629-6417.

National POW/MIA Recognition
The Greenwood Memorial VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 7478 on Governors Avenue in Greenwood, will mark National POW/MIA Recognition Day on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. with memorial services. The public is invited to attend this unique memorial service. For more information contact Pres. Michaele Russell at (302) 349-4220.

Introduction to Square Dancing
The Sussex Whirl-a-ways Square Dance Club will be offering a free night of beginning level square dancing on Sept.19, at the Presbyterian Church, 203 North Bedford St., Georgetown, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
For more information contact Willard or Chris at 629-5530.

Boys & Girls Club Basket Bingo
Laurel Boys & Girls Club Basket Bingo on Thursday, Oct. 11, tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Door prize: 16 pc. pottery set. Raffles: Horizon of Hope and Christmas '07 baskets. Bingo will be held at the Laurel Boys & Girls Club, on Central Ave. in Laurel.
Call Chris 875-1200 or Karen 628-3789 for ticket information.

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 the 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 at 875-3792 or Seaford Moose Lodge at 629-8408 to reserve your tickets or for information.

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.

Little Miss Apple Scrapple
Join in the excitement of the second annual Little Miss Apple-Scrapple Pageant. 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 rhovermale@wsd.k12.de.us. Tickets for the pageant will be available at the door for $2 each.

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 at 410-943-8303 or Barry Munoz at 875-7408.

Meetings

MOAA meeting dates
The Southern Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) announces the meeting dates for 2007-2008. Meeting dates are as follows: Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20; Jan. 15, 2008, Feb. 19, March 18, April 15, and May 20. No meeting will be held in December 2007 or June, July and August 2008. The speaker for the Sept. 18 meeting will be Mr. George Parish, Clerk of the Peace for Sussex County. The luncheon will be held at LaRosa Negra at 1201 Savannah Road in Lewes, at 11:45 a.m. The cost of the buffet is $12 including tip. Reservations are not required. MOAA is a non-profit veterans' association. Membership is open to those who hold or have ever held a warrant or commission in any service to include Public Health Services and NOAA and their surviving spouses.

Genealogical Society meets
The Sussex County Genealogical Society meets the third Saturday of each month between September and May. The meetings are held at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library's upstairs meeting room and begin at 10:30 a.m. Each month will feature a special topic of interest for discussion. The Society's web site is www.scgsdelaware.org

SCWDC meeting
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.

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.

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
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 joy@estfinancial.com.

Coast Guard Auxiliary
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.

Trips

Senior Center Museum Trip
On Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 8 a.m., a trip to the Holocaust Museum, Washington, D.C. will be taken. Cost is $35 for members; $45 for non-members. Trip includes motor coach transportation, tip for bus driver, and dinner on the way home. Sign up early for limited seating. Call 629-4939.

Baltimore Aquarium
On Oct. 9, at 8:30 a.m., a trip to Baltimore Inner Harbor National Aquarium will be taken. Cost is $42 for members; and $52 for non-members. Trip includes motor coach transportation, tip for bus driver, admission to Baltimore Aquarium, and admission to the dolphin show. (Meals on your own).

'The Christmas Show' trip
AARP Chapter #5340 of Georgetown is offering a trip to see "The Christmas Show" at the American Music Theatre at Lancaster, Pa. Show time is from 3 to 5 p.m. The bus leaves Georgetown Square, East Market Street, Dec. 14, at 8 a.m. and returns approximately 9:30 p.m. The cost for each person is $89, which includes lunch at Miller's Smorgasbord Restaurant. Registration and payment is due Oct. 15. Call Hilda Parker at 856-2760. Everyone welcome.

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.

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 Oct. 24. The bus will depart from the Sears parking lot at 7:30 a.m. and leave Washington at approximately 4 p.m. 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

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. 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. 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.

Food
Breakfast Cafe
VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund.

NARFF luncheon
Chapter 1992 (Georgetown) of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will begin their 2007-08 season with a covered dish luncheon on Monday, Sept. 17, beginning at noon at the home of Les and Betty Martens, 9298 Middleford Road, Seaford. For directions to the Martens' home, call 629-9789. Beverages and dessert will be provided as well as place settings.

Seaford Block Watch
Olde Seaford Block Watch invites everyone to a covered dish dinner, Monday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Seaford Police Station. Program: October clean up project; updates on properties. Drinks and desserts will be furnished. Call 629-5643 on information or ride.

Fried Chicken buffet
Fried chicken buffet on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 2 to 6 p.m at Bethany Church, Lowes Crossroads near Millsboro. Adults and carryouts, $10; children, $5. Bake Table available.

CHEER hosting dinner club
Join us at the Greenwood CHEER Center every Wednesday evening for our weekly dinner club. The CHEER Greenwood Center is located at 12713 Sussex Hwy., Greenwood, and the public is welcomed. Each week there will be a delicious dinner offered for the price of $4 per person for individuals over 60+ years. For more information call the center at 302-349-5237 or visit the CHEER website at www.cheerde.com.

Harvest Moon dinner
Shine on, Shine on Harvest Moon! Everyone is invited to the CHEER at Greenwood for their Harvest Moon Dinner. This dinner is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 26, beginning at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The center is located at 12713 Sussex Highway, Greenwood. Musical entertainment will be provided by Donnie Hopkins, a favorite local talent. This will be an enchanting evening for everyone. For more information call Susan at 302-349-5937.

Pairing beer with cheese
Sample and discuss five beers and complementary gourmet cheeses with SU alumnus Nick "The Baltimore Beer trekker" Nichols. Admission is $10 per person. Friday, October 26, at 3 p.m. - Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford (RSVP to Dixie Carlisle 628-5631).

VFW Post 4961 Crab Feast
VFW Post 4961 third annual Crab Feast, sponsored by the Men's and Ladies' Auxiliary, will be held Saturday, Sept. 29 from 1-5 p.m. Price includes steamed crabs, wing dings, hot dogs, chips/pretzels, beer and soda. Bring your picking tools and enjoy. Price is 25 in advance or $30 at the door. From US 13 in Seaford, turn east onto Middleford Road (2 lights south of Wal-Mart). VFW is about one mile on the lift (look for our flags). For more information contact VFW Post 4961 at 629-3092.