Kiwanis Auction The Kiwanis Club of Seaford is holding its 54th Annual Auction on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Seaford Middle School. Auction preview at 9 a.m., bidding begins at 9:30 a.m. The auction is open to the public. Admission is free. Refreshments will be on sale. The auction will feature items such as toys, furniture, lawn care products and/or services, gift certificates and hundreds of articles for sale to the highest bidder. All of the proceeds raised from this event will be used in the Seaford Community through Kiwanis Club donations to the Boys and Girls Club, Little League baseball and football programs, scholarships and programs for the handicapped.
Community Concert drive The volunteer workers of the Seaford Community Concert Association are holding their 2008-09 membership drive. To celebrate 60 years of bringing top-notch professional concerts to the area, there will be six concerts. They are: October 14 - Pavlo, guitarist and singer October 28 - Tribute to Benny Goodman January 17 - Dale Gonyea, pianist and humorist March 12 - Bronn and Katherine Journey, Harpist and vocalist April 3 - Side Street Strutters, a jazz ensemble April 20 - Mantini Sisters, vocalists All concerts are held at the Seaford High School. The membership campaign will end on September 27. For further information call Allan Kittila at 629-6184 or Mary Ann Torkelson at 228-6097.
Victorian Tea Seaford Historical Society's annual fall Victorian Tea will be Saturday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m., at the Ross Mansion on Ross Station Road (formerly North Pine Street Extended). This event is reminiscent of the pre-Civil War days when Governor Ross's wife entertained her friends with a lavish display of "savories" and sweets. Jeanne Conner does extensive research on Victorian era recipes and plans a different menu for each tea. Volunteers cook the preparations as directed by Conner. Volunteers dressed in period gowns will serve tea. Guests may tour the 13-room mansion and the outbuildings, including the only original slave cabin in Delaware in its original location. Seating is arranged in tables of four people each. Reservations in multiples of two are required and may be made by calling Ruthe Wainwright at 629-8765. Tickets are $10 per person. Seating is limited to 40 people.
Class of '88 reunion The Seaford High School class of '88 20-year reunion will be Saturday, Nov. 29, at the banquet center next to Jimmy's Grill Restaurant in Bridgeville. The reunion will be from 6 - 10 p.m. with a cocktail hour from 6 - 7 p.m., and dinner at 7. The cost is $75 a couple and $37.50 for a single. This includes dinner and entertainment. Contact Cathy Hastings (Maas) at dcat5186@hotmail.-com, Lexie Ketterman (Kingree) at email@example.com or Angie Zebley (Mitchell) at firstname.lastname@example.org with contact information.
Historical Society Raffle The Seaford Historical Society raffle offers a luxurious condo in either Williamsburg or Myrtle Beach for a week in 2009 as the prize. Raffle tickets are $5 each or five tickets for $20 and may be purchased at either the Ross Mansion on Saturday or Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. or at the Seaford Museum on Thursday through Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. The drawing will take place in the afternoon of the last day of the 2008 Victorian Christmas, which is Sunday, Dec. 14. You do not have to be present to win.
Halloween Parade The Downtown Seaford Association presents a Halloween Parade and Party on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Line-up at 6:15 p.m. on Cedar Avenue at High Street. Parade steps off at 7 p.m. Route: High to Arch Street, Arch to King Street to Seaford Fire Hall. Must be in costume to enter. Cash prizes for costume contest.
Victorian Christmas The annual Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion, December 12, 13 and 14, will once again feature a Christmas Boutique. Each member of the Seaford Historical Society is asked to contribute one item. Handmade gifts in the price range of $10 to $20 are especially popular. Items may be left in the gray box on the front porch of the Ross Mansion at any time. For questions call Diane Thomas at 629-2085 or Shirley Skinner at 629-9378.
Cocktail Party The Seaford Republican Women will hold a "Meet & Greet" Cocktail Party at the Marina Restaurant in Blades. Local Republican candidates will mingle with attendees and answer questions. The affair is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. A cash bar will be open. Free hors d'oeuvres will be served. Reservations are not necessary. For further information call Ann Nesbitt at 628-7788.
Soccer Team car wash The Seaford Boys Varsity Soccer Team will be holding a car wash at the Seaford Subway on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come out and support the Seaford Boys Varsity Squad as they wash cars to benefit the Seaford Soccer Boosters.
SHS Alumni Association The Executive Board of the SHS Alumni Association will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, Oct. 2, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum. Call Donna Hastings Angell at 629-8077.
Seaford Class of '73 The Seaford Class of 1973 Reunion will be held on Saturday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m. For more information and reservations call or email Mike Wheatley, 629-2498 or email@example.com.
Christ Lutheran Bazaar Christ Lutheran Church, 315 Shipley Street in Seaford is having a Bazaar, Saturday, Sept. 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a clown giving free balloons to the kids, also games for all ages. Plinko, duck pond, face painting, tattoos, and sand art. There will also be a bake sale, food, snow cones, craft vendors, and a silent auction.
Breakfast cafe VFW 4961 breakfast cafe, open Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund.
House tour The St. John's United Methodist Women will sponsor its annual house tour on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seven homes and the St. John's United Methodist Church will be open. A chicken salad luncheon will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. The cost of a ticket for the tour is $10. The luncheon is $6 per person. For tickets call Teresa Wilson at 629-6417.
Sons of Confederate Veterans The Delaware Grays, Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 2068 in Seaford next monthly meeting is Monday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m., in the Seaford Public Library Conference Room. Anyone with ancestors who fought honorably for the South during the "War Between the States" 1861-1865 or who has an interest in that time in our history is invited to attend and explore membership. For details, visit www.DESCV.org.
Library fundraiser The Seaford District Library has joined with IHOP in an effort to raise money for the library. Enjoy a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury IHOP locations on any day and return the receipts along with a comment card to the Seaford District Library.
TOPS memberships TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a non-profit weight loss group whose mission is "To support their members as they take off pounds sensibly." TOPS meetings feature fellowship, weight loss programs and healthy living for a fee of $24 per year. They are non-commercial and there is no food to buy and no sales. Call 629-8216 for details.
LHS Class of '83 LHS Class of 1983 is planning a reunion on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Laurel American Legion Post 19. Time is 6 p.m. Invitations have already been mailed. If you did not receive one, contact Brian Dayton, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 302-745-4476.
Laurel Class of 1957 Laurel High School, class of 1957 is having its annual dinner at the Georgia House on October 4 at 6 p.m. Any member of the class, graduate or not, is invited to this informal get together. Call Mary Ellen Evans at 875-7157 or Carl McCrea at 875-5597 for more information.
Great Festival The Great Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Christ the Cornerstone Community Church, US 13A and Bethel Road, Laurel. There will be live music, homemade ice cream, oyster or scrapple sandwiches. Vendors inside and outside. Call 745-6494.
Mentors needed The Laurel Kids Connection Mentoring Program is seeking dedicated adults to spend one hour per week with a fifth, sixth, or seventh grader. Typically, mentors and students meet after school at the Laurel Library. Contact Kim Trivits or Lynne Betts at 629-7790 for details. The program can also offer a mentoring presentation to groups and organizations.
Class of '78 reunion LHS Class of '78 reunion is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Beach House "Tiki Bar" at Bargain Bill's in Laurel. Light finger food will be served. Cash bar $15 per person from 7 until 11 p.m. A DJ will be provided. Dress is casual. For more information contact Jan Conaway Allen at 443-614-0338, Gale Hall Daugherty at 410-626-3214, Tammy Hastings Whaley at 228-7267, Tammy Myers Wharton at 258-7371 or Sue Pressley at 875-3968. Send checks to Jan Allen, 110 Tracey Circle, Laurel, DE 19956.
Class of '98 reunion Laurel High School class of '98 is planning a class reunion. Contact Megan Jones at email@example.com or phone 841-5835 with contact information.
Benefit at Chickberry Farms Lil' John's Hay Day, set for Sunday, Sept. 28, 1 to 5 p.m. at Chickberry Farms on Delaware 24, about 4 miles east of Laurel, will raise money to help John Benson and his family. John Benson, 21 of Laurel, suffered a spinal cord injury June 22. He damaged several vertebrae when he mistakenly dove into the shallow end of a friend's swimming pool in Laurel. For further information call Kim O'Neal at 875-2293.
Apple Scrapple Pageants The third annual Little Miss Apple Scrapple Pageant and the Miss Apple Scrapple Pageant are now accepting entries. Both pageants are open to girls who reside in the Woodbridge School District. Little Miss contestants must be between 5-8 years-old while Miss contestants must be in grades 9-12. The pageants will be held on Thursday, Oct. 9, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Woodbridge High School Auditorium. All proceeds benefit the Apple Scrapple Scholarship Fund. For more information visit the Festival website at www.applescrapple.com.
Searching for ancestors Are you searching for your ancestors? Do you need guidance to begin your family tree? Are you stuck or do you need help organizing your research? The Bridgeville Public Library will provide genealogy consultations facilitated by Alice duBois Min on the last Saturday of each month, September 27 and October 25, from 10 a.m. to noon. Sign-up is required. Call the library at 337-7401, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For special needs contact Karen Johnson, 337-7401.
IHOP Family Night The Friends of the Bridgeville Library announce a fundraiser. Enjoy a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth or Salisbury IHOP locations, any day, any meal. Take and fill out the comment card, staple the receipt to the comment card and drop it off at the Bridgeville Library, Bridgeville Town Hall, or the Providence Sales Cottage in Heritage Shores. For more information call Pat McDonald at 337-7192.
Clean-Up Day Bridgeville will hold a Neighborhood Clean-Up Day on Saturday, Sept. 27. All items must be curbside by 6 a.m., as M.T. Trash will only go down each street once. Allowable items for pick-up include: furniture, household trash, stoves, and limbs bundled in 4-foot lengths. Items that will not be picked up include tires, batteries, oil, construction materials, dirt, rocks, bricks, etc. M-T Trash will have a truck available to pick-up refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners, as long as the Freon has been removed. M-T Trash will also have a truck to pick up paint, stain, etc. These items must be kept in a separate area from the rest of the trash. Large tree limbs can be delivered to the town's wastewater treatment plant. Residents will be directed to an area for placement of limbs. A scrap metal container will be placed at the Town Hall parking lot for the disposal of such items as aluminum siding, window frames, barbecue grills, tire rims, bicycles and stainless steel. Residents are asked not to place any other types of trash in this container. Questions may be directed to Town Manager Bonnie Walls at 337-7135.
Historical Society's Museum The Bridgeville Historical Society Museum is open to the public on the first Sunday of each month through October from 1 - 4 p.m. The museum is located at 102 William Street.
Class of '49 reunion Bridgeville High School Class of 1949 is planning a reunion on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Heritage Shores, Bridgeville. For information call Tom at 337-7494.
Golf Tournament Greenwood Mennonite School announces its 6th annual benefit golf tournament to be held on Friday, Sept. 26, at the Heritage Shores Golf Course in Bridgeville. This is a scramble tournament open to groups and individuals. Registration is from 7 - 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast. A shotgun start is at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be served and prizes awarded at 12:30 p.m. The $100 entry fee per golfer includes the continental breakfast, golf, lunch and prizes. For more information and to register contact Dwayne Landis at 236-6822. Entries and payment can be mailed to GMS Golf Tournament, Attn: Dwayne Landis, P.O. Box 309, Greenwood, DE 19950.
'Oceans' at Greenwood Library On Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Greenwood Library's Bound by Books discussion group will be discussing one of Karen Kingsbury's classic inspirational books, "Oceans Apart." The program will be held in the library meeting room and is free and open to all. To obtain a copy of the book, drop by the Greenwood Public Library or call Robin Miller at 349-5309. The Greenwood Public Library is located at 100 Mill Street, just east of the railroad tracks.
Class of '78 reunion Delmar High School Class of '78 will hold its 30-year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Delmar VFW from 5 - 11 p.m. Activities include a cocktail/social hour then prime rib and crab cake dinner followed by music and dancing. Cash bar. Please send pictures for a powerpoint show. $50 per couple. Send checks and pictures to Debbie Reed Adkins, 11496 Ross Lane, Delmar, DE 19940. Call 302-381-6812 or visit classmates.com
Lancaster trip Delmar Alumni sponsors a trip to Rainbow Dinner Theatre, Lancaster, Pa. on Saturday, Nov. 1. Bus departs from Delmar High School at 2:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., and show, "Barefoot in the Park," at 8 p.m. Cost is $80 per person. RSVP to Kay Carrier, 875-7877; or Dorothy Wolfgang, 846-2366.
Sandwich Sale A sandwich sale will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, beginning at 9 a.m. at Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, US 13 north and Dorthy Road. Featured will be oyster sandwiches, crab cakes and soft crabs, chicken salad sandwiches, cheese steak subs, hamburgers, hot dogs, soups and baked goods. Yard sale also.
Longaberger sale The Delmar Lions Club is holding a Longaberger basket sale with all proceeds going to the community and the visually impaired. Baskets, with blue and orange trim and Wildcat paws, cost $49 each. The price of the lid, with a Delmar and Wildcat logo, is $30. Liners and dividers are available upon request. For more information or to order a basket contact Mildred Riley at 846-3846 or email@example.com
Fish Fry The Bi-State Ruritans will be sponsoring a fish fry on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Melson Church Community Hall, Melson Road and Melson Church Road, east of Delmar. The price is $8 per person for fish or chicken, french fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, rolls, iced tea and coffee. Desserts will be available for a nominal fee. A Chinese Auction is also planned (bidders do not need to be present to win).
Millsboro Basket Bingo The Kiwanis Club of Greater Millsboro will host a Basket Bingo on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Millsboro Fire Hall on State Street. Proceeds will benefit local youth. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7 p.m. The Basket Bingo features a great selection of Longaberger products, including holiday and retired items. A silent auction, 50/50 drawing, raffles, door prizes and refreshments will also be offered. Basket Bingo tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Call the Millsboro Kiwanis at 934-8424 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Republican picnic Sussex County Republicans will hold their annual fall picnic on Sunday, Sept. 28, at Wilson's Auction on US 113, between Milford and Lincoln. The picnic will be from 3 to 6 p.m. This is a family picnic, so bring spouses, kids and friends. The cost is $10 per family. There will be live music, games, and lots of food. State and local candidates will be there to meet and greet. To attend call 539-6886. For details call Ron Sams, 945-2486.
Geneology class The Sussex County Genealogical Society will be offering four sessions on beginning genealogy at Wilmington College, 41 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach. The sessions are on Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. beginning September 27 and ending October 18. Each session is taught by an experienced genealogist. For more information call 227-6295.
Embroiders' open house The public is invited to attend an open house sponsored by the Embroiders' Guild of America, Inc. The open house will be held on Monday, Oct. 13, starting at 12:30 p.m. at the CHEER Community Center at 20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown. For details call Carolyn at 947-1949.
Hispanic heritage Celebrate and learn about the Hispanic culture by attending a special two-part performance on Thursday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m. in the theatre of the Arts & Science Center at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. Enjoy traditional Flamenco dancing performances by Micaela Moreno & Pam De Ocampo, accompanied by guitarist Michael Perez, and singer Hector Marquez. Flamenco is a genre of dance and music that originated in Spain. View a unique fashion show by Charito Calvachi-Mateyko featuring traditional dresses from Latin America. Calvachi-Meteyko, a native of Ecuador, serves on the Governor's Advisory Council for Hispanic Affairs and is an award-winning journalist. This cultural event, sponsored by Delaware Tech, is free and open to the public.
Turkey Shoot Ellendale Ruritan Turkey Shoot Saturday, Sept. 27. Rain date October 4. Sign up starts at 10:30 a.m. and shooting starts at 11. Refreshments will be available for sale. For details call 422-2948.
Bethel Fall Festival Bethel Historical Society presents Bethel's Maritime Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Museum grounds in Bethel, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Breakfast rolls and muffins and coffee. Odd Fellows oyster fritters, pizzas, ice cream, lemonade, boardwalk fries and lots more. Lots of kids activities. Two bands, Big Hats No Cattle, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the fabulous Jones Boys from 1 to 4 p.m.
Carols for Christmas The Southern Delaware Choral Society Christmas concert, "A Newborn Child: Cantatas and Carols for Christmas," will be presented Saturday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church in Seaford, and on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 3 p.m. at St. Edmund's Roman Catholic Church, Rehoboth Beach. The cost for tickets will be $15 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets are available after October 15 by contacting SDCS at 226-5231 or online at www.brownpapertickets.
Class of 1958 reunion The William C. Jason C. H. School Class of 1958 reunion will be Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Georgetown Country Club. RSVP by October 15. Call 302-736-6449 for additional information.
Demonstration clinic Kathleen Lindley will conduct a demonstration clinic with riders from Maryland and Virginia October 9 - 11 at Idylwild Farm on Chipmans Lane in Federalsburg. Lindley teaches ways to communicate with horses for increased success in handling and performance by studying individual behaviors. She helps riders and trainers gain better control without getting into conflict with the horse. She will work one-on-one with horse and owner. To attend, call 410-253-2842 or visit www.idylwildfarm.com.
'On Golden Pond' Possum Point Players in Georgetown presents the popular comedy "On Golden Pond" by Ernest Thompson. Director Pat Erhardt of Seaford has included in the cast a variety of talent from the area. Possum regulars John Hulse and Bud Clark will be joined by Deana Duby, Zachary Hearn and Kathleen Richter. "On Golden Pond," a classic tale of long-lasting love, is a touching and humorous story about Ethel and Norman Thayer, their daughter and her teenage son. There will be a reception on opening night after the show for the audience to meet the cast. All opening night ticket holders are invited to attend. Performances are October 3, 4, 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. on October 5 and 12. Tickets are available for $16 ($15 for seniors or students) by calling the Possum Ticketline at 856-4560. Directions to Possum Hall are also available at the Ticketline number.
The Spitfire Grill With a hint of down home cooking seasoned with unexpected friendships, a dash of romance and a pinch of mystery, Second Street Players present the musical "The Spitfire Grill." The musical runs Sept. 26, 27, 28, and Oct. 3, 4 and 5, at the Riverfront Theatre in Milford. The play introduces a pretty parolee, fresh out of jail, who follows a fantasy to a small town in Wisconsin. What she doesn't expect is to work as a cook in Hannah's Spitfire Grill in a depressed quarry town or to learn the true meaning of friendships and the joy of doing something wonderful for someone else. "Spitfire Grill" is directed by Kenney Workman. Cast members include Denise Baker, Mary Boucher, Rick Boucher, Bob Frazier, Trish Herholdt, Don Magee and Lorraine Steinhoff. Melanie Bradley is the musical director. The Saturday, Sept. 27 performance features a down home dinner at the Georgia House before the show. Join the players for a fundraiser of barbeque chicken, pulled pork, comfort food sides and rich desserts. A limited number of tickets are available for the $50 dinner theatre package. Season ticket holders can enjoy the dinner for $30 if they use their tickets on Sept. 27. Call the ticket line for information. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Tickets are $18; senior citizens, students and military families pay a discount price of $17 for matinees only. Call for information on group discounts. Reservations can be made at 302-422-0220 or online at secondstreetplayers.com. Credit cards are now accepted.
Bike Tour rescheduled The 22nd Annual Amish Country Bike Tour has been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 25. The bike tour was previously set for Sept. 6, but was cancelled due to Tropical Storm Hanna. The bike tour will begin at Legislative Mall in Dover. All pre-registrations will be honored, and those not registered can sign up online at www.visitdover.com, or anytime between 7 and 10 a.m. on Oct. 25 at the registration tent on Legislative Mall. Cost is $30 for adults and $15 for children under 16. The official bike tour start is set for 8 a.m., though cyclists may begin anytime between 7 and 10 a.m. Return to Nature Kayaking will offer a sunset kayaking adventure from 5 to 7 p.m., launching from the beach on Silver Lake in Dover. Return to Nature will be available at Legislative Mall on Saturday morning, Oct. 25, for those who want to sign up to kayak. The cost is $25 per person, which includes the guided tour, equipment and kayak usage. Proceeds will benefit the Central Delaware YMCA and the Amish Schoolhouse. For more information, visit www.visitdover.com or call 800-233-5368.
Seaford AARP Money has to be paid in time to make reservations for all trips. Oct. 13-16 - New Hampshire White Mountains for four days. Stay in Laconia, N.H., at the Margate Resort Hotel with seven meals included. Cost is $650 per person, double occupancy. Nov. 19 - Rainbow Dinner Theater in Pennsylvania to see the comedy, "Deck The Halls And Clean The Kitchen." Cost is $65. Bus leaves Seaford Peebles parking lot at 7:30 a.m. Dec. 5 - The American Music Theater to see "Christmas Show." Cost is $65. Enjoy holiday songs and comedy sketches. Also an appearance of Santa. There will be time to Christmas shop at the Rockvale Outlets and have lunch on your own before going to the theater. Feb. 9-11 - Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Casinos, three days, $240. Deluxe accommodations at the Great Cedar Hotel. Visit the new MGM Grand Hotel casino (all connected). Breakfast and dinner buffets included, plus more. Bus leaves Peebles parking lot in Seaford. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180 for more on these trips.
Radio City Seaford Recreation's 17th annual Radio City Christmas Spectacular is set for Sunday, Dec. 7, and is now taking registrations. The cost is $145 and the seats are in the orchestra section. The cost includes a charter bus and there will be a few hours after the show to shop and tour New York City. Call 629-6809 to sign up.
Western Democrats The Western Sussex Democrat Club's next meeting will be Monday, Sept. 29, at 6:30 p.m. Meetings follow a covered dish dinner at Duke's Pool House, Sycamore Road in Laurel. Anyone wishing further information may call 629-2107.
Embroiders' Guild The Sussex Chapter of Embroiders' Guild meets on the second Monday of the month at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. All levels of stitchers from beginner to advanced are welcome. For details call 410-208-9386 or 302-539-9717.
Delaware Equine Council Next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council, Monday, Oct 29, 7 p.m. at the Harrington Public Library. All those interested in horses are welcome. Contact Peggy at 629-5233.
Coast Guard Auxiliary Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club in Blades. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 for details.