Laurel Lions Club Walk for Sight
The Laurel Lions Club will hold their 20th annual "Pet Culver Memorial Journey for Sight" on Sunday, Nov. 4. The event will take place at Trap Pond State Park. Registration is at noon. The walk will begin at 1 p.m. (If there is inclement weather, the walk will be held at Laurel High School.) The walk is a fund raiser sponsored by the Laurel Lions Club. The funds generated are used for the purchase of eye exams, glasses, hearing aids, and diabetic needs. This year, the walk will be approximately five miles in length. Trophies and medals will be given out for outstanding individual achievement and team efforts. The Laurel Lions will host a picnic for the participants immediately following the walk. All clubs or organizations with teams of five or more will receive a 50 percent rebate on all money turned in on Nov. 4. This is an excellent opportunity for groups to raise money for their treasuries and help the local community via the Laurel Lions Club. For more information, call Lion Bob Martin at 875-1014.
Longaberger & Vera Bradley Bingo
The Delaware Storm 16U Baseball Team will be holding their 5th annual Bingo featuring Longaberger Baskets and Vera Bradley Bags. The event will take place on Wednesday Nov. 14 at the Georgetown Firehouse. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and games will start at 7 p.m. There will be door prizes, 50/50 tickets, raffles, Chinese auction and lots of food to eat. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, please call Guy or Carol Wilkins 856-9058 or Alan or Debbie Shields 875-3174. Call now to reserve your ticket.
Model Railroad Club Open House
Over 5000 square feet of displays including 6 operating layouts in 4 different scales. Large white elephant table with plenty of train related bargains. Refreshments and snacks will be served and a chance to win one of three train sets being raffled. Admission is free (children under 12 must be accompanied by and adult). Camelot Hall, 103 East State St., Delmar. Saturday Dec. 1, 11 a.m-5 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 2, noon-5 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 12, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 13, noon 5 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 19, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 20, noon-5 p.m. For more information call, 410-742-9325 or 856-9250.
AARP fund raiser
Longaberger fundraiser/bake sale sponsored by AARP Chapter #5340 on Friday Nov. 16, and Saturday, Dec 8, at Georgetown Wal-Mart. Basket donations are $2 each or three for $5. For more information call 856-3404 or 945-1288. AARP Chapter #5340 scholarship fundraiser is the Longaberger 2007 Christmas Collection Sweets and Treats Bundle basket. Basket ticket donations are $2 each or 3 for $5 and are available until Dec. 20. For tickets contact any AARP member, or call 856-3404 or 945-1288.
Yard sale-bake sale
Laurel American Legion Auxiliary Unit #19 will hold a yard sale/bake sale, Nov. 10, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Laurel American Legion post, come rain or shine. Also hamburger and hotdogs on sale. All proceeds to benefit children and youth, and Veteran's Affairs and Rehabilitation.
OLL Christmas Bazaar Nov. 10
Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 532 Stein Highway, Seaford, will hold its Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 10, in the church hall, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be attic treasures, books, Christmas Crafts, furniture, jewelry, raffle tickets (drawn at 1 p.m.), a bake table, silent auction, toys, winter clothing, etc. Food will be available all day. Santa arrives at 10 a.m. You can tell him what you want and have a picture taken with him.
Fatigue Foiler Fitness Classes
Come join us in Fitness Classes, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. We start a 6-week session the week of Nov. 12 and meet in St. John's UMC 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 one to see if it meets your needs. Only a 6-8 week commitment at a time required. For more information or to register call 22-year, AFAA-certified, fitness professional, Carol Lynch 629-7539
Longaberger Basket Bingo
Laureate Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Pi Sorority will be sponsoring a Longaberger Baskets and Pampered Chef Bingo on Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Seaford Moose Lodge #1728, 22759 Bridgeville Highway, Seaford. Doors open at 6 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance; or $25 at the door. Refreshments will be available. For tickets call Debbie at 629-8633. We are a non-profit organization. This is the fundraiser for the benefit of the "Hospice Festival of Trees."
Portsville UM Women Bazaar
Portsville United Methodist Women Church Bazaar, Saturday, Nov. 3, three-miles west of Laurel, Portsville Road and Dogwood Lane, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch available from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.: serving: oyster fritters, chicken salad, vegetable beef soup, hotdogs, pies, homemade bakery items. White Elephant table. Tickets on sale for a raffle. Carry outs available. For more information call 875-1028.
Acorn Club President's Social
The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford is having its President's Social at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on Nov. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. The hostess is Karen Brunken and her committee.
Chocolate Bliss Cooking Show
Chocolate Bliss Cooking Show hosted by DFDLA on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m., at Delmar Fire Department. RSVP by Nov. 6, (410) 896-2275. Come get into the holiday spirit with the third annual Pampered Chef Dessert Show fundraiser. Door prizes, new products, and delectable Chocolate Desserts! Hope you can make it.
Citizens of the Year Banquet
The Laurel Chamber of Commerce Banquet to honor the Citizens of the Year and Business Person of the Year will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at The House at Bargain Bill's in Laurel. Social time will be from 6-6:30 p.m. and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at Payroll Plus, 1014 S. Central Ave., in Laurel, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Culinary Arts and training
First State Community Action Agency's new adult culinary training program is coming. Apply to be part of the adult culinary arts training program, located in Georgetown, sponsored by First State Community Action Agency, funded by the Workforce Investment Board of the Dept. of Labor. Evening classes are set to begin Jan. 7. The training program focuses on providing basic culinary and job readiness skills to prepare the student for a career in the fast growing food service industry. Eligibility requirements: must be 18 years or over, a U.S. resident, and registered with the Selective Service (if male) to apply. Seating is limited. For more information, contact Ann Morris, 856-7761, ext. 166.
Georgetown Library events
Hometown Pictures has returned to The Georgetown Public Library. The exhibit will be open to the public during the normal hours of the library in the conference room. Come in and remember the past of Georgetown and help us put names to faces that might be forever forgotten. For more information call the library at 856-7958. The Georgetown Public Library will hold story time at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday morning with Miss Sherri. For more information call the library 856-7958. The library is sponsoring Popcorn and a Movie on the first Friday of every month. Movie night for November is Nov. 2. For movie title and more information call the library at 856-7958. The library and Delaware Hospice will be giving an informative presentation on "What is the Hospice all about?" on Nov. 6, at 6:30 p.m. For more information call the library at 856-7958.
Mennonite School Fall sale
The Greenwood Mennonite School will hold its annual Fall Benefit Sale on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the school. The day begins with an all-you-can-eat breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m., followed by the sale at 9:30 a.m. featuring both live and silent auctions. Autographed items, crafts, comforters and quilts, gift certificates, theme baskets from the various classes at the school, and many wonderful items donated by local businesses will be auctioned. In addition, baked goods will be sold throughout the day, and delicious lunch items and a kids Christmas shop will be available. The Greenwood Mennonite School is located at 12802 Mennonite School Road in Greenwood. From U.S. 13, go east on Rt. 16, left on Rt. 36 and right on Mennonite School Road. Parking is free and there is no admission fee. For more information, call (302) 349-4131.
Adult Plus+ program craft show
Get a head start on your holiday shopping at the 24th Annual Craft & Art Fair, hosted by Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown, on Friday, Nov. 9, from 3 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the William A. Carter Partnership Center. More than 100 crafters from several states will offer everything from floral arrangements, country gifts, woodwork, and ceramics to needlework, jewelry, dolls, clothing, and more. Admission is free; there will be door prizes and refreshments. For more information, call the Adult Plus+ program at 856-5618.
Capt. John Smith explorations
Dr. Michael Scott of SU's Geography and Geoscience Department, in his presentation, "Captain John Smith and His Chesapeake Bay Explorations in 1608," 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.
Financial Planning classes
EST Financial Group is offering a financial planning class entitled, "When Giving It Away Makes More Sense Than Selling It." The class, scheduled for Monday, Nov. 19, is open to the public and is offered free of charge. The class will be held in the Hayman Meeting Room at the Delmar Public Library. The Delmar Public Library is located at 101 North Bi-State Boulevard in Delmar. The class will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will last approximately 30 minutes with time for questions during and after the class. Attendees may look forward to interactive and informative sessions. Presenting the topic will be Samuel F. Slabaugh, Sr. Mr. Slabaugh is a Certified Financial Plannerª Professional with EST Financial Group of Delmar. Pre-registration is required: to reserve your seat, contact Carol Greene at 302-846-9201 or 877-584-1944 today.
Make your own Christmas cards
Prepare your cards early. Enjoy a day of card making at the Stevens Classroom (Nanticoke Memorial Hospital) Nov. 10. Two sessions available: 9 a.m.-noon and 1:30-4:30 pm. With your registration fee ($25) you'll be learning to make 20 Christmas Cards and receive envelopes. Pre-registration is required by Oct. 25. Call Jessica at 629-3279 to register today! Space is limited.
Stay and play
The "Parents As Teachers" (PAT) Stay & Play - Parents and children (birth to age four) are invited to play together, listen to a story, learn new songs and finger plays, and network with other families. Free. No registration required. Sessions are Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Seaford Dept. of Parks & Recreation (SDPR), 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford. Parent educator, Cris Henderson. (Closed on school holidays.) Call Anna Scovell at 856-5239 for more information.
Ruritan's Ham and Turkey Shoot
The Ellendale Ruritan Club ham and turkey shoot, Saturday, Nov 17, (rain date Nov. 24) at 11:30 a.m., at Ellendale VFW, on V.F.W. Road. Directions: 1/2 mile south of U.S. 113 and 16 intersection). Refreshments will be available for sale. (If rain dates are cancelled, we will go to next shoot.) For possible cancellations call 302-422-2948 or cell 302-249-7025.
Concert & Auction
A Benefit Concert for George Wingate and a live and silent auction will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, 6-10 p.m. at Heritage Shores Club, Bridgeville. George Wingate grew up in Laurel and graduated from Laurel High School. He served as an Army Field Medic in Vietnam in 1969 and 1970, received several medals including the Purple Heart Cluster, Bronze Star Cluster, and was a M14/M16 Expert. He has worked for DuPont/Invista/Koch Industries for 40 years (and counting). George and his wife, Sylvia (Hall) and their son, Tyler, continue to reside in Laurel. George was diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer in July, 2007. His treatment needs include radiation, chemotherapy and surgery to aid his recovery. Please help us raise the funds necessary for his treatment. The concert of great Gospel Music will feature: Cross County Band, The Lights of Home, and Gospel Café. Tickets are $15 (minimum donation). Seating will be theatre style - first come-first serve. Tickets are available at the following locations: Bethel Worship Center, Seaford; Gospel Café at Centenary Church in Laurel on Saturday evenings; O'Neal Brothers, Inc., Laurel; This 'N' That Country Store, Laurel; Barton's Southern States, Seaford; and Tull's Christian Book Shop, Seaford. Donations may be made at any Bank of Delmarva branch. Make checks payable to: BWC/FBO George Wingate. All proceeds go to George Wingate to cover medical expenses.
Seaford Class of 1987 Reunion
The Seaford Class of 1987 is preparing for their reunion and are seeking classmates. If you are a member of the class or are aware of the location of a member, please e-mail their information to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 628-7870. The reunion event will be held Friday, Nov. 23, from 7-11 p.m. at the Seaford Golf and Country Club.
Rock 'n' Roll Dance Party
Rock 'n' Roll Dance Party, Saturday, Nov. 3, 7 to 10 p.m., at St. Philips Church, 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, featuring Tony Windsor. Tickets are $5 per person and may be purchased in advance at St. Philips, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. until noon, or at the door. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.
Parade participants wanted
The Santa Claus Committee is seeking entrants for the annual Federalsburg Christmas Parade, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10. This year's theme is Peace on Earth and will honor the men and women who are serving in the military. Rain date is Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. Entry forms and parade guidelines are available at the Federalsburg Town Office at 118 North Main St. or on-line at www.Federalsburg.org. For more information call 410-754-8157.
Parents, caregivers and children ages two -five are invited to enjoy stories, songs, poetry, art, science, math, music and fun at the Laurel Public Library's Preschool Storytime, which is held every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the Laurel Public Library at 875-3184.
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. For more information, contact: Glen.Stubbolo @state.de.us or call 302-739-1960.
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 members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearn's Pond Association for its Protection, Preservation, Enhancement and Naturalization, met to discuss issues concerning the Hearn's Pond area. Among the issues discussed were the historical marker for the mill at Hearn's Pond, the Hearn's Pond Dam study, traffic issues, and National Wildlife Federation Community progress. The group's next meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum. Anyone interested in attending the meeting is welcome.
Widowed Persons meet
The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 12:15 p.m., at the Golden Corral. The planned entertainment will be "Trio" Ole Time Gospel Singers from Shiloh Community Church. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come join us - we all enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc., that we do.
The Georgetown Chapter (1992) of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold their next meeting on Monday, Nov. 19 at noon with lunch at the Pizza King Restaurant on Stein Highway in Seaford. This month's program will be presented by Ms. Ruth Ellen Miller. For more information, or to become a member, please contact Les Martens at 629-9789.
Equine Council to meet
A meeting of the Delaware Equine Council will be held Monday, Nov 19, 7 p.m. at the Harrington Public Library. This will be a short meeting and election of officers for 2008. All those interested in horses are welcome. For info contact Nyle 422-4094 or Peggy 629-5233.
The Southern Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) announces its November meeting. The meeting will be Nov. 20. MOAA is a non-profit veterans' association dedicated to maintaining a strong national defense and to preserving the earned entitlements of members of the uniformed services and their families and survivors.
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. The Society's web site is www.scgsdelaware.org
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 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 email@example.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.
Seaford Recreation's 16th annual Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular is scheduled for Sunday, Dec 2. The cost is $130. Call or come into the office to reserve tickets 629-6809.
Sight and Sound trip
Nanticoke Senior Center's Sight and sound Trip presents: Voices of Christmas, at Living Waters Theatre in Lancaster, Pa., on Dec. 19, at 10 a.m. Cost: $80 members, and $85 non-members. Price includes: Motor coach transportation and tip for driver, box lunch from the center, and dinner at Shady Maple Smorgasbord. For questions, call 629-4939.
Laurel Senior Center will have a Christmas trip to Wilmington Grand Opera House to see a show: "Home for The Holidays" with The Three Little Bakers, on Nov. 29. Cost is $60 which includes show, transportation, buffet meal and gratuity. For more information call 875-2536.
VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund.
MMH Bazaar and luncheon
Methodist Manor House located at 1001 Middleford Road in Seaford will host its annual Holiday Shop Bazaar and chicken salad luncheon on Friday, Nov. 2. The Bazaar is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The luncheon is served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and costs $6.50. Carry outs are available. Crafts, quilting items, woodworking, holiday decorations, bake table, etc. The Thrift Shop and the Pineapple Boutique will also be open. For more information call, 628-5631.
Bake sale and bazaar
Nanticoke Senior Center's annual bake sale and bazaar, will be on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Delicious baked goods, homemade crafts, yard sale items, and handmade Quilt Raffle Tickets (winning ticket will be chosen at the anniversary celebration, March 18, 2008.) Tables for rent: $5 members, $10 non-members. Sign up to volunteer a 629-4939.
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.
DuPont Golden Girls luncheon
The Annual DuPont Golden Girls Luncheon will be held Thursday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m., at the Seaford Golf & Country Club. For reservations call Connie Keene at 629-3377, or Jackie Davis at 875-7625.
Roast beef dinner
Mount Olivet United Methodist Women of Seaford, present their annual roast beef dinner on Friday, Nov 9, from 5 until 7 p.m. This scrumptious homemade dinner will be served family style in the Fellowship Hall of Mt. Olivet UMC (downtown Seaford). Take-Outs will be available. The menu includes: (all freshly prepared) roast beef, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, assorted baked goods and more. Simultaneously, a Silent Auction will be held to raise money for our Missions. Adult cost is $8.50 each, Student cost is $4.50 each and children five and under eat free. Tickets will be available at the door.
Bridgeville VFC Fall dinner
Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Company will hold its 65th annual Fall Dinner – roast beef 'n' dumplings with all the trimmings, plus dessert – at the Bridgeville Fire Hall on Sunday, Nov. 4. Serving from noon to 5 p.m. Cost for children under 12, $3; pre-school children are free, and adults, $9. A complete carry-out service will be in operation from the engine room. Containers and carry-out trays furnished. All carry-outs available at $9 each.
Soup and sandwich luncheon
On Saturday, Nov. 10, a soup/sandwich luncheon will be held at Bethel Church Community House, Neal's School Road, Oak Grove, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eat-in or carry- out, several varieties of soup and desserts. Call Lucy Slacum 629-7117 for details. Everyone welcome.
On Saturday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m., a Potluck Supper will be held at Bethel Church Community House, Neal's School Road, Oak Grove. Bring a covered dish and enjoy an evening of live karaoke music. For details call Jerry Butler, 629-6319. Everyone welcome.
Ruritan Club breakfast
All-you-care-to-eat Sunday Breakfast Buffet served by the Galestown Ruritan Club, on the fourth Sunday of each month, October to June, 7-10 a.m. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 children 6-12 years, at The Galestown (Md) Community Hall, 5833 School House Road. Buffet features blueberry pancakes, eggs, scrapple, sausage, creamed chipped beef, biscuits, potato casserole, hominy, fruit cup, and sticky buns. This month it will be held Nov. 25.
Blades Fire Hall breakfast
There will be an all-you-can-eat breakfast, Nov. 4, from 8 till 11 a.m., at the Blades Fire Hall, located at the corner of Cannon and Fifth streets in Blades. Cost is adults $7, children $3. For more information call Jewell Chaffinch at 629-6904. Sponsored by the Auxiliary and Firemen of the Fire Company.
On Friday, Nov. 16, the Sussex Tech Key Club and Greater Millsboro Kiwanis Club will host an all-you-can-eat Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction from 5-7 p.m. at the Sussex Technical High School Cafeteria on Rt. 9 west of Georgetown. Tickets at the door are $10 for adults and $5 for kids under age 12. The dinner and silent auction will benefit programs for local children and youth. The Greater Millsboro Kiwanis Club sponsors the Key Club at Sussex Tech, and both organizations raise funds to improve health and education for children, plus other important community service projects. Silent Auction items will be awarded at 6:45 p.m. the evening of the event. For more information, call the Millsboro Kiwanis Club at 302-934-8424.