Bulletin Board
Thursday, October 01, 2009

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 .

Ladies Auxiliary fundraisers The Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 is sponsoring a fundraiser for the VFW National Home for Children. Members are selling patriotic bibs in different designs for $4 each. To purchase bibs, contact President Michaele Russell at 302-349-4220. The Ladies Auxiliary is also sponsoring a community Pizza Night fundraiser at Grottos Pizza in Seaford, on Monday, Oct. 12, from 4 to 9 p.m., to benefit Cancer Aid and Research. You will need to present a coupon from the Ladies Auxiliary at the time of bill payment in order to give 20% of the bill to the Ladies Auxiliary. No coupons can be issued that evening. For coupons, contact Russell at 302-349-4220.

Longaberger Library Basket raffle The Friends of the Seaford District Library are raffling a "Longaberger Library Basket" to support the capital building campaign. This commemorative basket is one-of-a-kind with a basket weave "Friends of the Seaford District Library 2009" and filled with a variety of books for the whole family. The basket was donated to the capital campaign by Phil Burtelle Painting with books donated by Seaford Food Lion. Tickets are available at $5 each or 3 for $10 and may be purchased at the circulation desk of the library. The drawing will take place on Friday, Oct. 9.

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 receipt 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.

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.


The Spade & Trowel Garden Club The Spade & Trowel Garden Club of Seaford invites the public to attend a program on how to sustain wildlife with native plants. Guest speaker will be Dr. Douglas Tallamy, chair of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, who will share techniques from his book, "Bringing Nature Home." The program will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. The program is free, but donations are appreciated. For more information, contact Jackie McPeak at 410-883-3386 or Mary Noel at 302-337-1054.

SHS 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.

SHS Class of '79 reunion The Seaford Class of 1979 reunion will be held on Oct. 17. Call Frances at 629-2695 for information about reunion and missing persons. We need payment by Oct. 7. Cost is $30 per person.

SHS Class of '99 reunion Seaford Class of 1999 will hold a 10 year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 28, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Seaford Fire Hall. Cost is $30 per person. RSVP by Nov. 1. For more information, contact Alexis McFarland Spade at biglex04@hotmail.com or 570-274-3098.

2009 Seaford Christmas Parade Plans are under way for the 2009 Seaford Christmas Parade. Touted as the largest Christmas Parade on Delmarva, Seaford hosts an extravagant evening parade the first Saturday in December. This year, the parade will be on Saturday, Dec. 5; step off is at 7 p.m. The parade is sponsored by the Downtown Seaford Association and the City of Seaford. The Grand Marshall is Dick Collison.We invite everyone who wants to be in the parade. Now is the time to make plans for your float, costumes, etc. To sign up, go online to www.mychristmasparade.com. Entry forms and parade rules are also available at Seaford City Hall, Dick's Barber Shop, Fantasy Beauty Salon, Seaford Harley-Davidson and Mortgage Network Solutions.

Seaford Library
  • "Lights, Camera, Action!" The Library hosts "Movie Night" at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1.
  • Christmas Tunes for Dulcimer Musicians at Seaford Library. Registration required. Fridays, Oct. 2, 9, 23 and 30 at 6:30 p.m. Questions? Call John Kisela 628-1944.
  • 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 our Consumer Health librarian for Sussex County. All references services are free and confidential.
  • 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.
Capt. John Smith Historic Trail Public Workshop: Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Seaford City Hall, 414 High St., at 6 p.m. Hear a presentation on alternative concepts for the future of the trail. Come share your ideas about what the nation's first water trail should be.

Halloween Parade & Party Downtown Seaford Association presents Halloween Parade & Party on Wednesday, Oct. 28. Parade Route: Line-up at 6:15 p.m., Cedar at High Street. Parade starts at 7 p.m., High to Arch Street. Arch to King Street / Seaford Fire Hall. Must be in costume to enter. Goodies at the party. Cash prizes for costume contest.

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.

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.

Kiwanis Club of Seaford 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. First prize $500, second prize $300; and third prize $150.

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.


In-home story-time 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 might not otherwise have the opportunity to visit the library for Story Time. Interested daycare providers are encouraged to contact Becky Norton, Youth Services librarian, by phone at 875-3184 or email at rebecca.norton@lib.de.us for more information.

Christ UMC Fall/Christmas Bazaar There will be a Fall/Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., at Christ United Methodist Church, 510 South Central Ave., in Laurel. It will feature handcrafted treasures and baked goods. Scrapple sandwiches will be for sale for breakfast, and at lunch will serve homemade beef vegetable soup, chicken salad sandwiches and pie. Join us for beautiful crafts, baked goods, pepper relish and more.

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.

Model train & toy show A model train and collectable toy show will be held Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Laurel Fire Dept. Auditorium from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring refreshments, test track, door prizes and live entertainment. Call Barry Munoz at 302-875-7408 for more information.

Refresher Driving Course Laurel Senior Center, located at 113 N. Central Ave., will host an AARP Refresher Driving Course on Oct. 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $12 for AARP Members, $14 for Non Members. To register for the course call 302-875-2536.

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.
  • 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 call the Laurel Public Library at 875-3184 or contact Becky Norton, Youth Services librarian, at rebecca.norton@lib.de.us.
LHS Class of '69 reunion The Laurel Class of 1969 will hold its 40th reunion on Friday, Nov. 27, at the Georgia House in Laurel. Contact leeann561@comcast.net if you did not receive your invitation.


Card & game night The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will hold a card and game night on Thursday evenings in 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 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.

CHEER Halloween Party The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host a Halloween Party on Friday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be refreshments, music, games and a costume parade with prizes for best costumes. For more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.

Mystery Murder Dinner The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center presents A Mystery Murder Dinner, Honky Tonk Homicide, featuring the Long Neck CHEER Theatrical Players on Thursday, Oct. 8. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. For more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.


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. For details contact Dionne Parker Keeler at dionnepk@yahoo.com or 302-337-3099.

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 details call 302-337-7401.


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.

Dinner/Scholarship Benefit The VFW in Delmar, Md., will hold its second annual "Kyle Dixon Memorial Scholarship Dinner" on Sunday, Oct. 11, from 1 to 5 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. The menu includes beef and dumplings, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, choice of dessert, iced tea or coffee. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund which is awarded to a Delmar High School senior who plays on either the boys or girls soccer team. Kyle Dixon, a 16-year-old honor student and soccer player, was attending Delmar High School when he tragically lost his life in an automobile accident on Jan. 4, 2008. The Dixon family is also requesting donations of items from local businesses to support a silent auction. In return, the donating business will be recognized in writing, by name at the event. All contributions are greatly appreciated.


Ruritan Club breakfast buffet All-you-can-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.

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.


'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.

Cruise to Bermuda The deadline for making reservations for the seven-night cruise to Bermuda has been extended to Oct. 15. This cruise which leaves on April 15, 2010 is a benefit for the Seaford Library and Cultural Center. Staterooms are priced per person at $975 for interior, $1195 for Oceanview and $1495 for Deluxe Oceanview with Beranda. This price includes round trip transportation from Seaford to the Dock in New York Harbor. A deposit of $300 is required. For more information call 628-3300 or email barb@misty-travel.com.

See 'The Lion King' Limited seats are available for a trip to see Disney's breathtaking musical "The Lion King" on Thursday, April 15, 2010, at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia; the trip is sponsored by Adult Plus+ at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. For more information or to reserve orchestra seats, contact the Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ program by Oct. 4 at 302-856-5618.

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 October sponsored by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. 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 night 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.


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.

Widowed Persons The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 12:15 p.m. at the Seaford Eagle Diner. There will b a mystery guest speaker. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.

Delaware Equine Council The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council is 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 19, at the Harrington Public Library. Everyone who is interested in horses is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Stan at 302-684-3966 or Peggy at 302-629-5233.

Alumni Association The SHS Alumni Association will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m., in the downtown Seaford Museum. All former students and teachers are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Donna Angell at 629-8077.

Sussex County Republicans The Sussex County Republican Committee invites you and your family to an afternoon of food, fun and games on Sunday, Oct. 18, from 3 to 6 p.m., at Dave Wilson's Auction on Route 133 in Lincoln. Many elected Republican officials from throughout the state will be there to answer your questions. Cost is $5 per person and children under 10 are free. Event will be held rain or shine.

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.

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.

39th District Democrats The 39th District Democrats will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at Pizza King in Seaford. New members are always welcome. For more information call Maggie Callaway at 629-4846.

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. 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.