Bulletin Board
Thursday, October 02, 2008
 
SEAFORD EVENTS:

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.

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.

Blades 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, Sunday, Oct. 5, from 8 - 11 a.m. Cost is adults $7, children $3. Sponsored by the auxiliary and firemen. For details call Jewell Chaffinch at 629-6904 or Crystal French at 629-4481.

Dinner-Theater The Seaford Elk Lodge will present a buffet dinner-theatre on Friday, Nov. 7, and Saturday, Nov. 8. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. The play is titled, "A Distasteful Murder at the Bus Station." This is the fourth play written and directed by Elk member and native of Laurel, Janice Cecil. This is a way of making money for charitable donations made by the lodge. It is a full length one-act play that takes place in the middle of the worst blizzard of the year of 1960. Passengers from one bus are stranded until the snow storm subsides. It is just for days before Christmas. If that is not bad enough, a gruesome murder is discovered. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $5 for children seven to 10. The cut-off date is November 3. This event is not suitable for children six and under. Call Janice Cecil for tickets at 875-3810. All seats will be reserved and are open to the public. Based on first come, first served.

Basket Bingo Seaford Golf & Country Club will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, Oct. 23, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Golf & Country Club. Proceeds to benefit Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Women's Health Services. The evening will consist of 20 games featuring Longaberger basket as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Hostess Sort & Store Hamper and the Multi-Colored Triangle Basket set or one of the several door prizes. Nearly 26 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information call 629-9064, ext. 0.

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.

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 lexketterman@gmail.com or Angie Zebley (Mitchell) at angie@tullramey.com 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 wheatley5@comcast.net.

Seaford class of '83 A planning committee is being formed to discuss plans for a 25th reunion for the Seaford class of 1983. We will be meeting at Grotto's Restaurant in Seaford, Sunday, Oct. 5, at 3 p.m. If any questions, or information is needed, call Dawn Collins (Dukes) at 841-5682.

LAUREL EVENTS:

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, briandayton@mail.com, 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.

Candidates Night Laurel Chamber of Commerce will host a "Meet Your Candidate Night" on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the Mayor and Council Chambers, second floor at Laurel Town Hall, 201 Mechanic St., Laurel. Join us for this opportunity to hear Rep. Biff Lee and Barb Hudson, current candidates for State Representative for the 40th District. For more information, contact the Laurel Chamber Office at 875-9319.

Night at Pizzaria Mt. Pleasant Night at Laurel Pizzaria will be Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 6 until 9 p.m. It's easy. Order from the menu, pay your bill, present coupon to your server and Laurel Pizzaria will donate 10 percent of your bill to Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Women for renovations in the church basement. You must have coupons which you can get by calling 875-5009 or 875-3728. Mark the date on your calendar and enjoy good food and have a nice evening. The coupons are only good for the evening of Oct. 14.

Teen Read Week The Laurel Public Library will host a visit from Tony Varrato, a published author of teen books, (and a Sussex Tech English teacher) on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 6:30 p.m. In addition to discussing his books, Mr. Varrato will talk about his road to becoming an author. Refreshments will be served.
  • Anime lovers are invited to join us on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 4 p.m. for an anime afternoon on the big screen.
  • NightLife at the library will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 7-9 p.m. Teens are invited to an after-hours, teens-only evening of movies, games and pizza. For more information, please call the library at 875-3184 or email Becky Norton at Rebecca.norton@lib.de.us.


  • Laurel Library programs Grades K-6 are invited Saturday, Oct. 11 at 12:30 p.m. to "Once Upon a Playtime," presented by the Winterthur Museum. This hands-on, fascinating look at the pastimes of children is free and open to the public, but requires pre-registration. Grades K-6 are invited Thursday, Oct. 23, 4:15 p.m. to an afternoon of fun, as the Laurel library makes old-times toys and games. This program is free and open to the public, but requires pre-registration. To preregister for either program, call the 875-3184, find us on the web at www.laurel.lib.de.us, or email Becky Norton at rebecca.norton@lib.de.us

    Laurel Chamber events Oct. 4 - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 1 p.m., Cherry Walk Woods, (Phillips Landing Road, on right), Lunch provided, noon-2 p.m.
    Oct. 14 - Board meeting, 5:30 p.m., Town Hall Council Room.
    Oct. 14 - General Meeting, "Meet your Candidate," 6:30 p.m., Biff Lee and Barb Hudson.
    Nov. 6 - Business Person of the Year Dinner (TBA).
    Nov. 18 - Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Chamber office.
    Nov. 18 - General Meeting, How To Invest by John Downes of Insurance Market, 6:30 p.m.
    Dec, 5 - Christmas Parade, 7 p.m.
    Dec. 9 - Open House/Ribbon Cutting, Members Christmas Party, Laurel Chamber Office 4-7:30 p.m.

    Family reunion The Daniel Burton LeCates Family will hold a Family reunion on Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. at the Laurel Grange Hall off of Rt. 9. If family members have any questions they can call 302-245-6851. Ask for David.

    Free luncheon Laurel Baptist Church will be hosting a free Community Luncheon (Spaghetti) on Saturday, Oct. 18, noon to 2 p.m. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Boulevard, approximately two miles south of town. Any questions, call Shirley at 875-2314.

    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 '98 reunion Laurel High School class of '98 is planning a class reunion. Contact Megan Jones at megj22@comcast.net or phone 841-5835 with contact information.

    BRIDGEVILLE EVENTS:

    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? The Bridgeville Public Library will provide genealogy consultations facilitated by Alice duBois Min on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to noon. Sign-up is required. Call the library at 337-7401, or e-mail famgen88@comcast.net. For special needs contact Karen Johnson, 337-7401.

    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 The 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.

    Bridgeville Commission The Bridgeville Commissioners' regular Oct. 13 meeting, at Town Hall in Bridgeville has been changed. The Bridgeville Commission will meet on Monday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

    GREENWOOD EVENTS:

    '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.

    Halloween Party The Greenwood CHEER Center, located at 12713 Sussex Hwy, in Greenwood, will be having a Halloween Party on Friday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. There is a variety show at 10:30 a.m., please pre-register, and a costume parade with judging and prizes after a noon lunch.

    History series Thursday at Oct. 9, at 3 p.m., the Greenwood Public Library will offer a program to homeschoolers, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. High-quality reproductions of masterpieces created by American artists will be used to enhance the study of American History and Literature and to bring students face to face with the people, places and events that shaped our country. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, or for the schedule of future programs, please stop by the library, or call 349-5309.

    Bakugan brawl On Friday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m., kids who have taken on the latest in Japanese-inspired game, Bakugan, are invited to the Greenwood Public Library for a night of fun. Bring your Bakugan figures and cards and answer the call to Brawl. For more information, call Donna or Rebekah at 349-5309.

    Visit Fire Station On Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 10 and 11 a.m., the Greenwood library invites children of all ages to meet at the Greenwood Fire Station for the annual visit. There will be two separate sessions and pre-registration is requested. To register, or for more information, please call Donna or Rebekah at 349-5309. The Greenwood Fire Station is located on Route 13, across from Woodbridge Elementary School.

    Video game night On Friday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m., kids are invited to the Greenwood library to play video games on an XBox 360. Games available for the evening include: Guitar Hero II, Tony Hawk's Project 8, Burnout Revenge and Street Homecourt. For more information, call Donna or Rebekah at 349-5309.

    Yu-Gi-Oh night On Friday, Oct. 31, at 6 p.m., kids are invited to the Greenwood library for Yu-Gi-Oh Night. Bring your Dueling Deck, join in the fun and possibly win a Yu-Gi-Oh card or two. For more information, call Donna or Rebekah at 349-5309.

    Fall Concert Join the students of Greenwood Mennonite School for their annual Fall Concert on Thursday Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. The school is located at 12802 Mennonite School Road between Routes 16 & 36. The concert will be an enjoyable evening of chorale and musical worship celebrating the Lord in this fall harvest season. The evening will feature the middle school, high school and ensemble choirs under the direction of Mr. Kevin Yoder. Also featured for the evening will be the high school band doing a number of musical selections under the direction of Mr. Lowell Bechtel. For details visit our web site at www.gms-flames.org or call 349-4131.

    DELMAR EVENTS:

    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 kragera@verizon.net

    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).

    SURROUNDING AREAS:

    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 gmillsborokiwanis@mchsi.com.

    Drive In Theatre Cruz-In "A Chance To Re-Live The Good Ol' Days" will be held Friday, Oct. 3, at the Diamond State Drive-In Theater in Harrington. Rain date is October 10. Vehicles must be 25 years old or older. Enjoy the featured movie of the night (see movie listings on page 7). Admission is $8 per person. Aerial photos will be done and available for purchase. Dash plaques for the first 100 cars. Gates will open at 3:30 p.m. Arrive by 4:30 to get arranged for aerial photo. This may be the last chance to enjoy the drive-in before it closes forever. For more call J.L. or Shirley Absher at 302-381-5859.

    Wheatley Family Descendants of William, Charles, and Joseph Wheatley, who settled in Dorchester County in the mid-1700s, will gather for their 89th annual reunion, on Sunday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m., at the Wheatley United Methodist Church and Hall. A covered dish luncheon will be served following a brief memorial service in the church built in 1784 and restored in 1879 by family ancestors. The church is located at the intersection of Wheatley Church Road and Sharptown Road near Galestown, Md. and about 2 miles north of the bridge at Sharptown, Md. Contact Beverly Wheatly, 410-883-3246, or Sherry Whaley, 875-2778.

    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.

    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 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. 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.

    TRIPS:

    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.

    MEETINGS:

    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.

    AARP Chapter 1084 AARP Membership Chapter 1084 of Western Sussex County will meet Thursday, Oct. 9, at Methodist Manor House, Fellowship Hall in Seaford, at 1:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Capt. Charles and Debbie Engel, of the Salvation Army. Guests, 50 years or older, are welcome and invited to join in refreshments and conversation after the meeting. For information regarding membership to this chapter, call Helen at 875-5086.

    Acorn Club The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford is having a business meeting at the Seaford District Library on Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. The hostess is Dian Bush and her committee.

    Delaware Equine Council Next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council, Monday, Oct 20, 7 p.m. at the Harrington Public Library. All those interested in horses are welcome. Contact Peggy at 629-5233.

    Swimming Association The Seaford Swimming Association will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Coke Lounge of St. John's United Methodist Church. Members are encouraged to attend to hear the yearly report of the association and to provide input for future vision. Any member interested in running for a board position are asked to contact any board member or President Steve Halter at 628-0554.

    Widowed Persons The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 12:15 p.m. at the Golden Corral. The planned guest speaker will be John Allen, vice president of Bay Region Delaware Power & Light. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come join us – we all enjoy the trips, luncheons / dinners, etc. that we do.

    Bridgeville Library The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the St. Mary's Episcopal Church William Street, Bridgeville, at 7 p.m. Join in the planning for the new Bridgeville Library. We have many new updates to share with the community. Everyone is welcome. For details call Ruth Skala at 337-3678.

    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.

    American Legion Auxiliary The American Legion Auxiliary, Nanticoke Unit 6, has changed their meeting time to 7 p.m. Next meeting is Monday, Oct. 6, at the Log Cabin on Front Street, Seaford.