Bulletin Board
Thursday, September 17, 2009
 
LOCAL FUNDRAISERS:

Festival of Trees Delaware Hospice's premier fundraiser, the Festival of Trees offers visitors a magnificent display of decorated trees and wreaths and activities for everyone in the family. In Sussex County, the Festival of Trees will be held on Friday, Dec. 4, through Sunday, Dec. 6, at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown. For details call 302-855-2344 or visit www.delawarehospice.org.

Millsboro Kiwanis Basket Bingo The Kiwanis Club of Greater Millsboro will host a Basket Bingo on Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Millsboro Fire Hall on State Street in downtown Millsboro. Proceeds will benefit local children and 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 items and retired items. A 50/50 drawing, raffles, door prizes and refreshments will also be offered. Basket Bingo tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For ticket reservations or information, call Millsboro Kiwanis at 934-8424 or e-mail gmillsborokiwanis@mchsi.com.

Hospice plans golf outing The Delaware Hospice Golf Outing will be held on Monday, Oct. 12, at Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club in Dagsboro. A team of four is $500 or $125 per person, which includes green fees, cart, lunch, refreshment cart and awards reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres. The format is a scramble and registration begins at 10 a.m. followed by lunch at 11 a.m. The game begins with a shotgun start at noon and the award reception is at 5:30 p.m. The outing will include the following contests: Putting, Longest Drive, Men & Ladies, Low Gross and Closest to the Pin. Sponsorships are available. Funds raised will help Delaware Hospice continue to provide high quality care to the community. For more information, contact Peggy Dolby at 302-856-7717, ext. 2123, pdolby@delawarehospice.org; or www.delawarehospice.org.

Sunkissed Tanning food drive Sunkissed Tanning is currently having a food drive for Laurel families during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. If you bring in five non-perishable items, you wll get a free tan (up to 10 tans). Last year they collected 867 cans and 50 gift bags for children for Christmas. Their goal is to collect 1,000 cans this year. You can donate a toy, too. Sunkissed Tanning is located at Calio's Plaza in Laurel, and can be reached by calling Margi at 875-1622.

Friends fundraiser The Friends of the Bridgeville Library have another delicious fundraiser to promote. All you have to do is enjoy a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury IHOP locations, any day, any meal. Fill out the comment card, staple your reciept to it and drop it off at The Bridgeville Library, Bridgeville Town Hall, or The Providence Sales Cottage at Heritage Shores.

People's Place Fundraiser The Red Hat Lady Bugs of Bridgeville are sponsoring a fashion show fundraiser for the People's Place, an abused women's shelter. The event, which will take place on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Heritage Shores Clubhouse, includes a fashion show (clothing courtesy of Peebles), lunch, Chinese auction, 50/50 and door prizes. Tickets are $20 per person. For ticket information, call 337-9733.

Bethel Historical Society From 5 to 9 p.m., on the second Wednesday of each month through December, the Laurel Pizzaria is generously helping the Bethel Historical Society with an on-going fundraiser. You can pick up a coupon at the restaurant and when you pay the society will receive 10 percent.

SEAFORD EVENTS:

Bingo for Life The Trinity Foundation will host a Longaberger Basket Bingo at the Seaford Moose on Thursday, Oct. 15. Doors open at 6 p.m. for seating and bingo begins at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time for $20 each or for $25 at the door. Discounted tickets are available for a table of eight purchased in advance for $150. To purchase tickets, call 800-846-3400, ext. 3978 or stop by Trinity located at 1201 Bridgeville Highway in Seaford.

Class of '59 seeks teacher The Class of 1959 is looking for information on one of their teachers, Betty Reynolds. She taught in the Seaford School District. Her son, William Danz Reynolds graduated with the class of 1959. If you have any information, contact Delores Hitch Lloyd at 629-8177 or 629-4531.

Read Aloud training Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 1 p.m. in the Seaford Public Library, 402-North Porter St., Seaford. Call 856-2527 to sign up for training or for further information. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.

Seaford Class of '64 reunion The Class of 1964 of Seaford High School is having a reunion on Oct. 10, 2009. If you have not been contacted, or need more information call 629-8806.

SHS Class of '74 reunion Seaford High School class of 1974 will celebrate their 35th class reunion on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Seaford Fire Hall. Contact Jan at gjmej@yahoo.com for more information.

Swim lessons offered Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club will offer swim lessons in their heated indoor pool this fall. Instruction is provided by Jeff Ellis Associates swim instructors. Children will be assigned to groups according to their ability. To enroll, children must be 5-years-old or able to touch the bottom of the pool. Each child must also enroll as a Boys & Girls Club member. Lessons are scheduled on Oct. 6-23 (Tuesdays and Thursdays) 5-6 p.m.; Nov. 3-20 (Tuesdays and Fridays) 5:30-6:30 p.m.; and Dec. 1-18 (Tuesdays and Fridays) 5:30-6:30 p.m. Non-JES private lessons are also available for adults and children. For more information or to register, contact Aquatics Director, Paul Dorey, at 628-3789.

Seaford Library
  • The Seaford Library will be closed on Thursday, Sept. 17. We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 18.
  • There will be a "Science and Religion" book discussion on Monday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m.
  • Baby Bookworms, a story time for infants, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
  • Toddler Tales, a story time for walkers, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
  • Story Time for ages 3-5, Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
  • The Seaford District Library has joined IHOP in an effort to raise money for the Library. Eat a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury, Md. IHOP locations and return an itemized receipt along with a comment card to the Seaford District Library. We must have the comment cards with itemized receipts in order to receive the reimbursement. The Seaford Library will receive 10% of the total receipt.
  • Seaford Library Board Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m.
  • Do you have health concerns? Confusing lab reports? Questions you should ask your doctor? Visit the Seaford Library on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and meet with the Consumer Health Librarian for Sussex County. All references services are free and confidential. For more information, call 302-629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
  • The Seaford Library will be closed on Thursday, Oct. 22, for Sussex County Library Staff Development. We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 23.


Swim Team Open House The Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford, will host an open house on Wednesday, Sept. 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Coaches, members of the Parents' Association and swim team will be on hand to meet prospective swimmers and their families. Registration materials for the 2009/2010 season will be available along with an opportunity to tour the club and aquatics facility. This year's program begins with pre-season conditioning on Oct. 5 and will continue through Feb. 4. The Boys & Girls Club also offers swim lessons, lifeguard training and certification as well as CPR, AED, First Aid and blood-borne pathogens courses. These classes are supported by the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons. To schedule a class or register for swim lessons, call Aquatics Director, Paul Dorey, at the Western Sussex Club 628-3789.

Shake, Rattle & Roll program Learn more about the Shake, Rattle & Roll Family Music Program, a free program for parents and other caregivers and their young children, during a sample class provided by The Music School of Delaware on Friday, Sept. 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Seaford District Library Meeting Room. This event, which includes making your own instruments and learning about the importance of music in early childhood, is presented by Sussex Parents as Teachers. For more information, contact Anna Scovell at 856-5239.

Stay and Play program Parents As Teachers announces the free Seaford Stay & Play program. Come have fun playing and learning with your child through a variety of toys and activities. Open to children birth through 48 months and their caregivers, on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Seaford Parks & Recreation. For more information and a complete schedule, contact Anna Scovell at 856-5239.

Covered Dish Dinner Olde Seaford Block Watch will host a Covered Dish Dinner, Monday, Sept. 21, at 6:30 p.m., at City Hall, 414 High St. (use side ramp entrance). Program: John Lattomus, Delaware State Fire Marshall's Office. Drinks and desserts will be furnished. Support your neighborhood! Kiwanis Club of Seaford Auction Oct. 3. The Kiwanis Club of Seaford will hold its 55th Annual Auction on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Seaford Middle School Cafeteria, 500 E. Stein Highway, Seaford. Preview starts at 9 a.m. Auction starts at 9:30 a.m. Free admission, featuring hundreds of home, office and garden items donated by local businesses. Refreshments will be available.

Poker Run & BBQ Poker Run and BBQ - Ride to Read will benefit the Seaford District Library. Entry Fee registration is $15, from 10 a.m. - noon, on Oct. 4, rain or shine. Event starts and ends at Harley Davidson of Seaford. Event sponsored by Regional Builders, Inc., and Harley Davidson of Seaford. Featuring live entertainment by Sneak Preview. BBQ chicken and other concessions available for purchase from SVFD and K&R Concessions. Event pins for first 200 registered. And a 50/50 raffle. First prize $500, second prize $300; and third prize $150.

Farmers and Artisans Market Seaford's Farmers and Artisans Market will be open for the 2009 season until Saturday, Sept. 26 in Kiwanis Park on Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Seaford Historical Society raffle The Seaford Historical Society is offering a raffle featuring a day on the Nanticoke River in the spring of 2010. This all-day excursion accommodates a party of six people on a boat ride that leaves from the Marina at Nanticoke River Marine Park in Blades, Seaford. Other festivities included with this trip are mid-morning snacks on-board ship, lunch in Vienna, Md., a self-guided walking tour of historic Vienna, a visit to the Vienna Heritage Museum and refreshments on the ride back to Seaford in the afternoon. A raffle ticket costs only $5 or five tickets may be purchased for $20. Tickets are available at the Seaford Museum which is open Thursdays through Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., or at the Ross Mansion which is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. At other times call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828 for tickets. The drawing will take place at the Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion on Dec. 13, 2009.

LAUREL EVENTS:

Community mentors needed The Laurel Kids Connection Mentoring Program seeks adult volunteers to mentor a middle school-aged child. Mentors are asked for a one hour per week commitment for 12 months. For details contact Shawn Phillips at 629-7790, ext. 17.

Laurel Lioness bingo Laurel Lioness will host a Vera Bradley Bingo on Oct. 20, at the Laurel Fire Department, at 7 p.m.. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets in advance are $20, at the door $25. Tickets also available from any Lioness member or call Cathy, 875-2128 or Erma 875-3055.

Laurel Library
  • The 2nd Saturday Monthly Building Club at the Laurel Public Library begins in October. The first meeting will be held on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 11 a.m. to noon. The group is for kids in grades K-6. Kids can try their hand at Legos, Lincoln Logs, Zoobs, Magnets, Pipe Builders and more.
  • Beginning Sept. 29, Preschool Story Time will be held at the Laurel Public Library for kids ages 2 to 5. Preschool children and their favorite adults are invited every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. for stories, poetry, science, music, math, crafts and fun.
  • The Laurel Public Library will offer a 6-session series of weekly in-home preschool Story Times for local day care homes beginning in October. This no-cost pilot program will bring books, poetry, music and fun to children who otherwise might not have the opportunity to visit the library for Story Time. For more information on these events, call the Laurel Public Library at 875-3184 or contact Becky Norton, Youth Services librarian, at rebecca.norton@lib.de.us.


Troop 90 fundraiser Troop 90 will be having a car wash, yard sale and scrapple sandwiches on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Chets Autobody near Five Points in Laurel from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations will go towards advancements and camping activities. For more information, call 875-4156.

Dutch Country's 20th Anniversary Plan to attend Dutch Country Market's 20th Anniversary celebration on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 11233 Trussum Pond Road in Laurel. Special events from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chainsaw carving, buggy rides, moon bounce, apple butter cooking and more. For details call 302-846-0644.

Fall Festival King's United Methodist Church is hosting a Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Gordy Road, Laurel. There will be homemade ice cream, homemade soup, oyster sandwiches, a bake sale and a yard sale. Gospel music all day with special guest, Kings Ambassadors. Family fun: barrel train rides. For details call 875-7131.

AARP Driving Course Laurel Senior Center, 113 N. Central Ave., will be holding an AARP Driving Course, Sept. 21 & 22, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. To register call 875-2536.

Oyster fritters Hope Lodge #4, will be having an oyster fry on Saturday, Sept. 19. Oyster fritters, crab cakes and homemade Cream of Crab Soup. Hours from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Whaley Family Reunion Whaley Family Reunion will be held Sunday, Sept. 20 at 1:30 p.m., The Rev. Lee Elliott Memorial Hall, Trinity UMC, Laurel. Bring a covered dish and a beverage. An offering will be taken to offset expenses. Activities will be available for the children, during the business meeting. Plese pass this information on to all of your family members. For more information contact Ruth Ann Savage, 410-546-5818 or Phyllis Johnson, 302-875-0463. Bring a family recipe. Homemade ice cream and special music.

Fried chicken buffet On Saturday, Sept. 19 from 2 to 6 p.m., Bethany Church, located on Lowe's Crossing Road off Route 24 east of Laurel, will have a fried chicken buffet with real mashed potatoes, gravy, string beans, greens, coleslaw, rolls and a variety of drinks and desserts. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Job training skills workshop The Laurel Public Library is offering a workshop on improving job seeking skills on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. in the library meeting room. The program will last approximately one hour. This program is being presented by Bill Potter, the deputy director of the Delaware Workforce Investment Board. For more information, call 875-3184 or visit the Delaware Workforce website at www.Delawareworks.com/wib.

Count on Me Club of Bethel Count on Me Club of Bethel will sponsor a bazaar on Saturday, Sept. 19, starting at 9 a.m. Serving lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Community House in Bethel. Vendors welcome. Table rent is $10. Space limited. Call Janet 875-3971.

GREENWOOD EVENTS:

Card & Game Night The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will hold a Card & Game Night on Thursday evenings in September and October from 6 to 9 p.m. Join us for rook, dominoes and uno or bring your friends to set-up a table of games of your choosing. Beverages and refreshments will be available or you can come early for dinner. For table set-up or more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.

Greenwood Cheer Dinner Club The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will host the Greenwood Dinner Club on Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. in September and October. It will be an evening of fellowship and a delicious dinner entrée, dessert and beverage. Cost for members is $5 and non-members is $6. For menus or more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.

Fitness Center Open House You are cordially invited to attend the Fitness Center's Open House at Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. The Fitness Center is open to members 50+ years of age and is equipped with all new equipment including treadmills, recumbent bikes, elliptical machines and multi-station gym. The Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information and membership, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.

Library Card Sign-up month September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Greenwood Public Library wants to make sure that all residents in Greenwood and surrounding areas have a library card. During the month of September at the Greenwood Library, persons of all ages signing up for their very first card will be given a bag of goodies and a chance to enter a drawing for gift certificates from area restaurants. The drawing will be held Oct. 1. If a current patron has no fines on their account and their old library card is lost, cracked or just plain ugly, the Greenwood Library will replace it for free with a keychain card. For more information, contact the Greenwood Library at 302-349-5309 or visit www.greenwood.lib.de.us.

BRIDGEVILLE EVENTS:

Bridgeville Library event Premier Carving and Wildlife Show, Friday, Oct. 9, 3-7 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call the library at 302-337-7401.

WHS reunion planned Woodbridge High School classes of 1988, '89 and '90 will hold a combined reunion at the Bridgeville Fire Hall on Saturday, Nov. 7. If you have not received information regarding this event, contact Dionne Parker Keeler at dionnepk@yahoo.com or 302-337-3099.

Community-wide yard sale The Town of Bridgeville will host a community-wide yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 7 a.m. until ?. You will find great bargains at many homes throughout the town.

Clean-Up Day Bridgeville will hold a Neighborhood Clean-Up Day on Saturday, Sept. 26. 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-ft. 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. For more information, call Town Manager Bonnie Walls at 337-7135.

DELMAR EVENTS:

Delmar Library events
  • Movie night - Join the Delmar Public Library for a one time showing of X-men Origins: Wolverine on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Bring your snacks and a pillow or blanket to enjoy this PG-13 movie. This movie is free and open to the public.
  • Open House - The Delmar Public Library will host an Open House to celebrate Delmar's Sesquicentennial on Tuesday, Sept. 22 from noon to 7 p.m. There will be door prizes and light refreshments.


Delmar Library
  • It's Circus Day at the Delmar Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Our special guest, Mr. Fishe, will entertain with juggling and magic along with Snippy Doodles the clown and our special caged beast! This program is free.
  • The Delmar Public Library Commission will have their monthly board meeting in the Hayman Meeting Room on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend these open meetings about the policies of your library. Board members always appreciate our patrons input.


  • Relay for Life fundraiser The Delmar Teens Against Cancer are having a yard sale/bake sale on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 7 a.m. to noon at 10893 State St., Delmar. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life/American Cancer Society.

    Open House DelMarVa Model Railroad Club's 24th Annual Open House, located at 103 East State St., Delmar, Camelot Hall, second floor. Free admission and free parking – Nov. 28 & 29, Dec. 5 & 6, Jan. 9 & 10, Jan. 16 & 17; Saturday hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday's noon to 5 p.m. Operating layouts: N-Scale, N Trak Modules, HO Layout, O Gauge Tinplate, O Scale Lionel, LGB (G Gauge). Train videos to view and raffles.

    Delmar Sesquicentennial Delmar Sesquicentennial town wide yard sale and farmer's market - vendors wanted for spaces in State Street Park. Sale will run from 6:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 26. Spaces are $20 each. Call 846-3079 or 846-9574 for more information.

    SURROUNDING AREA:

    Special Ham radio event A special Ham radio event will be held at the Marvel Museum in Georgetown on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be live demonstrations of Ham radio operation under simulated conditions of a major storm event. For more information on this and other Sussex Amateur Radio Association events, visit www.sussexamateurradio.com.

    AGO seeks members The Southern Delaware Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), which seeks to promote appreciation of all aspects of organ and choral music, invites everyone who is interested in music to join the chapter. The local chapter offers workshops, master classes, recitals, concerts, organ crawls and more for members, the community and music students. For more information, call 629-8033.

    Fall into Fashion show Downstate women are invited to enjoy a viewing of fall fashions at the Sussex County Republican Women's Club's third annual fashion show, "Fall into Fashion," on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Sussex Pines Country Club just outside of Georgetown. Cost is $25 and proceeds go to advance the goals of Sussex County Republican Women. A brief club business meeting will begin at 10:45 a.m., lunch will follow at 11:45 a.m. and the fashion display featuring club members as models will conclude the day. For more information and to buy tickets, contact Eileen Beveridge at 684-8036 or Ellen Smith at 684-8841.

    Fish Fry planned A Fish Fry will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Blue Hen VFW Post 6483. Menu includes bay trout, baked beans, string beans, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, hush puppies and cole slaw. Coffee, lemonade and iced tea will be available. Cost is $9 per dinner; children ages 4-10 are $4.50. Take outs are available. For more information, call 422-4412 any day after noon.

    TRIPS:

    'Jersey Boys' The Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, is taking reservations for a fall trip to see the musical "Jersey Boys." Witness the rise of four of the most famous blue-collar kids in pop music history, The Four Seasons, in the Tony-award winning Best Musical "Jersey Boys" on Thursday, Oct. 8, at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. A special discount rate is available for Adult Plus+ members. For more information or to reserve orchestra seats, contact Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ program at 302-856-5618.

    Smoky Mountain show trip AARP 915 presents Smoky Mountain show trip & Historic Gatlinburg for the price of $595, for 7 days and 6 nights, Oct. 18-24. Includes: motorcoach transportation; 6 nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in the Smokies; 10 meals: 6 breakfasts and 4 dinners; guided tour of the Smoky Mountains; four evening shows: Country Tonite, Comedy Barn Variety Show, Magic Beyond Belief, and Black Bear Jamboree; one morning show: Patty Waszak Morning Show; non-stop fun and Southern charm at famous Dollywood. Departure: Federalsburg, Md. at 8 a.m. then, Rose's parking lot, Rt 404, Denton, Md. Price: $75 due upon signing. Price per person, based on double occupancy $595. Add $180 for single occupancy. For information and reservations contact 410-754-8189.

    Radio City Christmas tickets Limited tickets are available for a trip to see the "Radio City Christmas Spectacular" on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, sponsored by Adult Plus+ at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. The "Radio City Christmas Spectacular" features the world-famous Radio City Rockettes' signature high-kicks and precision choreography in several show-stopping numbers. For more information or to reserve orchestra seats, contact the Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ program at 302-856-5618.

    AARP offers trips The following trips are available through AARP of Seaford: Oct. 16 - Strasburg, Pa. Lunch served on the train and then visit the railroad museum. Cost: $69. Four seats left. Nov. 16-20 - Christmas at The Biltmore Estates in Asheville, N.C. A candlelight dinner at Deerpark restaurant and two Christmas shows at two different dinner theaters. Tour the grounds, the Farm Village and the winery. Visit Chimney Rock Park, the Folk Arts Center and the Smith McDowell House with a tour of Asheville. Also a stop at the Farmers Market to see the famous Moose Cafe. Two hot meals per day. Cost: $589 pp double. Dec. 2 - American Music Theater to see a Christmas show. Cost: $92. Three seats left. For more information, contact Jane Dusenbury at 629-4138 or Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.

    Bermuda cruise A seven-night Bermuda cruise on the elegant cruise ship Celebrity Summit on April 25, 2010 is being offered for under $1,000. Price includes bus transportation from Seaford to Cape Liberty in New York Harbor, New Jersey, and return. The ship docks for three days in Bermuda. Optional tours and activities on the island are available. A deposit of $300 per person is due Oct. 1, 2009. The cruise benefits the Seaford Library and Cultural Center. For more information call 628-3300 or email barb@misty-travel.com.

    Vacation with Del Tech Take a vacation this fall or winter with the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. View the fall foliage in New York during a four-day motorcoach tour from Oct. 6-9. Highlights include sightseeing in Cooperstown with a stop at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the Fenimore Art Museum, a voyage on the Catskill Mountain Railroad, and a guided tour of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Explore Egypt in the 12-day "Splendors of the Nile" trip from Oct. 22 through Nov. 2. The group will travel on a luxurious three-night cruise including visits to ancient temples at Aswan, Kom-Ombo, Edfu and Luxor. Take an 18-day trip "down under" to Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji from Oct. 21 through Nov. 7. Experience the joy of the season during the nine-day "Christmas Cruise on the Danube" trip to Germany and Austria from Nov. 30 through Dec. 8. Travelers will explore cathedrals and several Christmas markets including Germany's oldest and most famous, Nuremburg's Christmas Market, which began in 1628. Celebrate the Christmas season during the seven-day "Nashville Country Christmas at the Opryland Hotel" from Dec. 2-8. Experience the joy of Christmas during the four-day "Christmas Extravaganza" trip to Washington, D.C. and the Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va. Take a Christmas tour of Washington, guided by author/historian Antony Pitch. To sign up for a trip call 302-856-5618.

    Day trips Enjoy day trips in September and October sponsored by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Delight in live entertainment and food while enjoying the work of over 350 artists and vendors at the Annual Fall Craft Show in Occoquan, Va. on Saturday, Sept. 26. Spend the day strolling through the eight Smithsonian museums located on the national mall between the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, Oct. 3. Don't miss "Broadways Best" featuring 40 songs from 33 shows at the American Music Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Celebrate the legends of tap in "Thank You Gregory: A Tribute to the Legends of Tap" seated in excellent orchestra seats on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, Pa. On Sunday, Oct. 11, be transported by the uplifting voices of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with epic film scores from the silver screen. Art lovers will enjoy a guided tour of the "Henri Matisse and Modern Art on the French Riviera" exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Thursday, Oct. 15. Bask in the splendor of fall during a narrated 2 hour train ride through Red Clay Creek Valley on the Wilmington & Western Railroad on Saturday, Oct. 17. Spend two nights, Oct. 20 and 21, at the Hotel Edison in the middle of New York City's theatre district within walking distance of a Broadway show, Times Square, or Rockefeller Center. On Saturday, Oct. 24, follow the yellow brick road to the "The Wizard of Oz" at the Dupont Theatre. Enjoy a day shopping, sightseeing or watching a show in New York on Wednesday, Oct. 28. Don't miss the international blockbuster exhibit "Diana: A Celebration" at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on Thursday, Oct. 29. Visit the National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center, or Port of Discovery during a day on your own at the inner harbor in Baltimore on Saturday, Oct. 31. For more information or to sign up for these trips, contact Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ program at 302-856-5618.

    Branson trip Nanticoke Senior Center and Curran Travel are providing a trip to Branson on Tuesday, Oct. 13, to Wednesday, Oct. 21. The trip includes: round trip motorcoach transportation, eight nights accommodations, great sightseeing tours, admission to nine great shows including Mickey Gilley, Lee Greenwood & the Bellamy Brothers and Shoji Tabuci. Cost is $1,075 per person-double occupancy, $1,355 single occupancy. A $200 deposit is required. Call 629-4939 for details.

    MEETINGS:

    Knitting Guild Association The "Sea Purls" chapter of the Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10-2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown on the corner of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road. For details, call 302-854-6776.

    NAARFE The Georgetown Chapter (1992) of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold their next meeting on Monday, Sept. 21, at noon, with lunch at Pizza King on Stein Highway in Seaford. For more information contact Les Martens, membership chair, at 629-9789.

    Sussex County VFA Sussex County Volunteer Firemen Association Ladies Auxiliary will meet on Sept. 23, at Greenwood Fire Hall. Dinner will be at 7 p.m. and meeting at 8 p.m.

    Sea Purls The "Sea Purls" chapter of the Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown on the corner of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road. The next meeting is on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Lunch is available and new members are always welcome. For details, call 302-854-6776.

    Republican Women's Club The Seaford Republican Women's Club will meet on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 10:30 a.m. at the Pizza King restaurant. This location is a change from what had previously been announced. The speaker will be Mayor Ed Butler talking about how the City of Seaford is using Federal Government stimulus monies. Lunch from the menu is optional. For more information call Sharlana Edgell at 302-629-7123.

    S.C. Advisory Committee Sussex County Advisory Committee for the Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities will meet at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center, 41 Schulze Road, Greenwood, on Monday, Sept. 21, at 10 a.m. An open forum will be held regarding issues facing today's senior citizens and adults with physical disabilities. For more information, contact Raymond Moore, Sr., chairman, at 302-436-8132.

    Georgetown AARP Join Georgetown AARP Chapter 5340 at their monthly luncheon meetings held on the first Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Sussex Pines Country Club. For details contact Dee Richards at 302-841-5066.

    Delaware Equine Council The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council is 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, at the State Fairgrounds Exhibitors Hall boardroom. Guest speaker is Dr. Heather Hirst, DVM, DE state veterinarian. Scholarships will be awarded, refreshments and fellowship to follow. For more information, call Stan at 302-684-3966 or Peggy at 629-5233.

    H.A.P.P.E.N. The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearn's Pond Association for its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization will not meet in September. The next scheduled H.A.P.P.E.N. meeting will take place on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum.

    Genealogical Society The Sussex County Genealogical Society meets the third Saturday of each month from September through May at 10:30 a.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. The next meeting is Saturday, Sept. 19. On Oct. 6, the society will begin a fall discussion series, named the Research Process. Sessions will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday afternoons through Nov. 17 at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Genealogy Bytes, meets at the Milton Public Library on the first Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org or call 302-875-5418.