Bulletin Board
Thursday, October 15, 2009

NHS plans Basket Bingo The Employee Activity Committee of Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Seaford Moose. The filled basket bingo will consist of 20 games and feature several Longaberger baskets as prizes. Advance tickets (which include a chance to win the Hostess Sort & Store Hamper and Blanket basket) are $20 per person; $25 at the door. In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, attendees wearing pink will receive a ticket for an exclusive Longaberger Horizon of Hope basket. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, contact the EAC at 302-629-6611, ext. 2404 or MorrisR@nanticoke.org.

'Couture & Class' fashion show Glamour and style will be center stage during the second Couture & Class fashion show and luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Carter Partnership Center at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown. Proceeds from the show, which is hosted by the Jack F. Owens Campus Development Council, will be used to benefit Delaware Tech students in Sussex County. The featured announcer will be Cacia Batts, of Middletown, the reigning Mrs. Delaware 2009. New this year will be a historical exhibit of formal gowns that were worn by Elsie Williams, wife of former U.S. Senator John J. Williams of Millsboro. There will also be a silent auction of travel packages to various locations; and at the show's end, a shopping bazaar from which attendees can purchase their favorite runway items. A portion of the proceeds from that sale will be donated to the college. Tickets are $25 per person and include lunch: $10 of that price is tax-deductible. A table for eight may be reserved for $175. Seating is limited; tickets are available by reservation only until Nov. 13. To purchase tickets, call Delaware Tech at 855-1659 or visit www.dtcc.edu/fashionshow.

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.

Annual Redden Ride & Walk Southern Delaware Therapeutic & Recreational Horseback Riding, Inc. will host the 6th Annual Fall Redden Ride/Walk on Sunday, Oct. 18, at Redden State Forest Park in Georgetown. Rain date is Sunday, Oct. 25. This event benefits Southern Delaware Therapeutic & Recreational Horseback Riding, Inc., a non-profit organization that has been providing equine-assisted therapy to children and adults with disabilities in Sussex County for almost 20 years. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Lunch is provided by Jimmy's Grille. There will be raffles, trivia games and a Finders Keepers Trail. Registration fee is $30 for riders ages 14 and up, $20 for riders ages 13 and under, $20 for walkers; lunch is included in this fee. All contributions are tax deductible.For more information, call 644-1920 or visit www.sdtrhr.com.

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.

Bingo benefits scholarship fund Join us for a night of Bingo on Saturday, Nov. 21, to benefit the Spuck & Lib Bennett Scholarship Fund, a Delmarva scholarship awarded to students entering the field of education. The event will be held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, located on Alexander Avenue, just off Salisbury Boulevard in Salisbury, Md. Games begin at 7 p.m., with a special Early Bird Game at 6:30. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Call 410-749-1981 for directions. The bingo will feature prizes including Vera Bradley Bags, Longaberger Baskets, Harley-Davidson items as well as other donations from the community. There will also be door prizes, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and food for sale. Tickets are $20 in advance and may be purchased at Harley-Davidson of Ocean City and Harley-Davidson of Seaford. For more information, or to make a donation to the scholarship, contact Helen at Harley-Davidson of Ocean City (410-629-1599) or Ashley and Kathy at Harley-Davidson of Seaford (629-6161).

SCGS plans fundraiser The Sussex County Genealogical Society will host a fundraiser at the Roadhouse Steak Joint in Rehoboth Beach on Monday, Nov. 2. Mention the SCGS and a percentage of the entire day's receipts will be used to further the Society's advancement of genealogical initiatives in Sussex County. Since forming five years ago, the Society has purchased books and equipment for various libraries in Sussex County and the Edward H. Nabb Center for Culture and Family History, provided informative speakers on various genealogical topics, and given free programs to local community groups through its Speakers Bureau. For more information, call 875-5418 or visit www.scgsdelaware.org.

Jones Boys Benefit Concert The Jones Boys will perform at the Nanticoke Senior Center in Seaford on Friday, Oct. 30, at 12:30 p.m. Originally known as the "Good Ole Boys, the band will perform country, gospel, '50's rock, original songs and bluegrass. All proceeds will benefit the Nanticoke Senior Center building fund. For more information, call 629-4939.

Dance tickets on sale Mt. Olivet Father Daughter Dance tickets will go on sale on Sunday, Nov. 8, from noon to 2 p.m. (or until sold out) at Mt. Olivet UMC in Seaford. Tickets are $7.50 each. The dance will be held on Friday, Jan. 29, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department.

Library commemorative brick sale Honor your family or loved one, remember a loved one, advertise your business, recognize your organization, church or social group by purchasing a commemorative brick which will become a part of history as the "New Seaford Library & Cultural Center opens in 2010. The bricks will be placed on the Reading Terrace of the Seaford Library & Cultural Center. Cost for the 4x8 decorative bricks is $100 each which includes three lines of engraved upper case text. Proceeds support the capital campaign. Order forms may be obtained from the circulation desk at the library, online at www.seaford.lib.de.us or by contacting Friends President Peggy Boyd at 536-1449 or Vice President Connie Halter at 628-0554.

Kenzie Lynn Benefit Bike Ride Kenzie's Kause "Shaken Baby Syndrome First Annual Benefit Bike Ride, Oct. 17. Proceeds benefit ongoing medical needs for Kenzie Lynn. She was born, Sept. 3, 2008; Shaken, Oct. 28, 2008. Read Kenzie's story at www.caringbridge.org/visit/Kenzierutter. Ride starts at Z-Tronix Computers (.3 miles south of Seaford Harley Davidson). Enjoy a fall ride through Bridgeville. Ride ends at Sal's Pizza Gallery on Stein Highway in Seaford. Registration fee $10 per bike. Registration at 10 a.m. at Z-Tronix. Kickstands up at 11 a.m.


Read Aloud training Read Aloud volunteer training session will be held Wednesday, Oct. 28, 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.

SHS blood drive Seaford High School's award-winning Student Government will hold its first blood drive of the year on Thursday, Oct. 22, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The organization's goal is to schedule 98 appointments. To schedule a time slot, call 629-4587, ext. 232 or 413.

Historic Trail workshop There will be a public workshop on Captain John Smith's Chesapeake National Historic Trail on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Seaford City Hall, 414 High St., Seaford at 6 p.m. Hear a presentation on alternative concepts for the future of the trail. Come share your ideas.

Oktoberfest The Knights of Columbus St. Molua Council #4075 will be hosting Oktoberfest 2009. Bohemian Pork Roast, Bavarian Casserole (potatoes, sauerkraut, assorted German sausages and beer), Oktoberfest German potato salad (cold), green beans, cole slaw, dark breads and desserts. Warsteiner draft beer and Rhine wine will be available.Where: Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, 532 Stein Highway, Seaford, on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 7 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $15 per person. Advance reservations required, no tickets will be sold at the door. Call Ernie Davis at 875-2895 or Bob Gay at 302-956-0039.

Rabies Vaccination Clinic A Rabies Vaccination Clinic will be held Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon at Seaford Fire Hall, rain or shine, $13 Rabies, $10 Distemper. Cash only. Leashes or carriers required. Sponsored by Homeless Cat Helpers Inc.

Holiday bazaar and luncheon Holiday bazaar and chicken salad luncheon ($6.50 for luncheon), on Friday, Nov. 6. Lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Holiday Shop Bazaar at Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pineapple Boutique and Thrift Shop open, t

oo. 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.

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.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.

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.

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.

The Christmas Boutique The Christmas Boutique will once again be featured in the Ross Mansion gift shop at the annual Victorian Christmas on Dec. 11, 12 and 13. Each member of the Seaford Historical Society is asked to contribute one item. Handmade gifts in the price range of $10 to $20 are most popular. Items may be left in the gray box on the front porch of the Ross Mansion at any time. For further information call Shirley Skinner at 629-9378 or Diane Thomas at 629-2085.

Yard sale and food Yard Sale starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct 17, and food at 10 a.m., at 26731 Seaford Road, Alternate 13, Seaford, from 10 a.m.-until all gone. Fried Fish sandwiches, oysters, and chicken sandwiches; also there will be hot dogs and hot sausages, soda's and chips. This is sponsored by: Miracle Revival Center.

Notice of utility work Chesapeake Utilities will be replacing selected existing gas mains in Seaford, over the next few months. This project will be implemented using the directional drill method of construction to minimize disruption to business and residences in the area. If you require additional information or would like to view the project drawings you may contact Chesapeake Utilities at 1-410-548-5515 or Charles Anderson with the City of Seaford at 302-629-9173. Location - Stein Highway (west bound) from Porter Street to Elm Drive. Time - Construction is scheduled to start in early October and last for 4-6 weeks.


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 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 at 875-3184 or at rebecca.norton@lib.de.us for more information.

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.

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 875-2536.

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.

LHS Class of '69 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.

Fried chicken buffet A fried chicken buffet will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 2 to 6 p.m., at Bethany Church, Lowes Crossing Rd. The church is eight miles east of Laurel on Route 24 (turn right, church on left). All you can eat fried chicken, real mashed potatoes, gravy, coleslaw, greens, beans and corn, rolls, assorted drinks and desserts. Adults $10, kids $5, carry-outs and bake table.

American Legion Halloween Party Laurel American Legion Post 19 will hold its annual Halloween Party on Sunday, Oct. 25, from 2-4 p.m. Children 12-years old and younger are invited. There will be games, prizes, snacks and costume awards. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

College & Career Fair Laurel High School, 1133 S. Central Ave., will hold a College and Career Fair on Monday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. Transportation provided for Laurel residents. Join us for an evening of two- and four-year colleges, trade schools, career planning, trades and military. Businesses included medical, poultry, banking, culinary, real estate, insurance and more. This is sponsored by Laurel High School Guidance Department. For more information contact Dale Oddo, Joyce Sessoms or Clarence Giles at 875-6124.


WHS reunion 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.

Chorus show The Tri County Chorus will present a Variety Show to benefit Delaware's three County Food Banks on Sunday, Oct. 25, at 3 p.m. at Heritage Shores' Ball Room in Bridgeville. The show will include singing, dancing, skits and jokes. Guest entertainers will be Bo Dickerson, Everette Hart, Bob Murphy and Drs. Nancy and Sammy Magrone. Tickets are $10. For more information, contact Tri County Chorus president and music director, Susanne Layton, at 875-7809 or Terry Wright at 875-7931.

Golf tournament CHEER Golf Tournament will be held Friday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m. start time at Heritage Shores Golf Club, Bridgeville. For more information call Elizabeth Walls or John Argo, 302-856-5187.This is CHEER's First Annual Golf Tournament. A "Ball Drop event will take place at 1 p.m. At $5 per ball or 3 for $10, this one is hard to resist. A great luncheon is scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Bid on some great items in the silent auction. Items will be displayed before the tournament as well as during the luncheon. Prizes include closest to the pin, longest drive (male and female) and winning team.

Genealogy Open House The Bridgeville Public Library will hold a genealogy open house on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a guided tour by Alice Min of the New Genealogy and Local History Room, and the procedure to access the collection. A discussion group meeting on future collection additions, and suggestions for speakers will follow. Mrs. Min will also be available on the first and third Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and by appointment for assistance as needed. For more information call the library, 337-7401.


Movie night Miss Pam, children's librarian, will show the movie "Land of the Lost in the Hayman meeting room at the Delmar Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15. This program is free to the public so bring your favorite pillow or blanket and join us for a fun time.

Railroad 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.

Safe Halloween for kids Delmar Church of Prophecy presents a safe place for your kids, "Trunks of Treats. Dress up in costumes. Free snacks, games and fun at the Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, Rt. 13 and Dorothy Road, (3 miles north of MD/DE state line), Saturday, Oct. 31, 5 to 7 p.m. For more information call 875-7824.

Dinner 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.

Book & bake sale The Friends of the Delmar Library will sponsor a Book and Bake Sale in the Hayman Meeting Room at the Delmar Library on Friday, Oct. 23, from 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to noon. Many slightly used and some new books along with baked goods will be available at reasonable prices. All funds will go toward new library programs and materials. For more information, call 846-9894.

Pirate Day at the library Rumor has it that Pirate Miguel will be skulking about the Delmar Public Library on Friday, Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Join us as we plunder his treasure chests, sample pirate grub and swig pirate groll. Children of all ages are welcome. The Delmar Library is located at 101 N. Bi-State Blvd., Delmar.


Fall bazaar The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will host a Fall Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be crafts, a clothing sale, baked goods and a soup and sandwich luncheon. Table space is available for a fee. For details call Susan Welch at 349-5237.

Updating emergency plans Join us at the Greenwood Cheer Center for a presentation on "Updating Emergency Service Plans, on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 12:30 p.m. This is a free program to prepare individuals in case of a natural disaster or emergency. For more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.

Book discussion series Savor suspenseful tales and sample sweet treats during Greenwood Public Library's fall book discussion series, "Delectable Discussions. Each month a different culinary mystery will be featured. Enjoy a discussion of the book and a sample of one of the book's recipes. Discussions are free and will be held on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Greenwood Library. Books for discussion include: Nov. 10 - Sweet Revenge by Diane Mott Davidson; Dec. 8 - Christmas Cookie Murder by Leslie Meier. To obtain a copy of the book before each discussion, visit the Greenwood Public Library or call Robin Miller at 349-5309.

Family Research Program On Friday, Oct. 16, at 6:30 p.m., Barbara Flexer, a charter member of the Sussex County Genealogical Society, will present a family history program at the Greenwood Public Library, "I'm a What? Flexer teaches people how to make their own history come alive and how to be the best ancestor they can be for their descendants. Flexer will also answer genealogy questions and share information on the Sussex County Genealogical Society. The program is free and open to all, and pre-registration is requested. For more information, or to register, visit the Greenwood Library or call 349-5309.

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 349-5237.

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 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 349-5237.


Trick or Treat The town of Blades Trick or Treating will be held October 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.


Adult Plus day trips Enjoy day trips in October sponsored by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. 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.

Radio City 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 856-5618.

Seaford AARP Oct. 16 - Strasburg, Pa. - Lunch on the train & RR museum. Cost: $69; 7 seats available. Dec. 2 - American Music Theater Christmas Show & Millers Restaurant, Cost: $92; 5 seats available. North Carolina Christmas - A 5 day trip to the Biltmore Estates on Nov. 16-20. Two hot meals included each day. A candlelight tour of the estate with a candlelight dinner, two dinner theaters with Christmas shows, visit the winery on the grounds and sample their wines. Also visit the Riverbend Farm Village, Folk Arts Center, Smith McDowell House, Chimney Rock Park, a tour of Asheville and a stop at the famous Moose Cafe. Cost: $589/pp double. For more information, contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.

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 at 856-5618.

Vacation with Del Tech Take a vacation with the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. 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.


SARA The regular monthly meeting of the Sussex Amateur Radio Association (SARA) will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Marvel Museum located at 510 S. Bedford St. in Georgetown. FCC license testing for all levels begins at 6:30 p.m. An informal social starts at 7 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7:30 p.m. This meeting is open to anyone with an interest in amateur radio. For more information, visit www.sussexamateurradio.com.

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 be a mystery guest speaker. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.

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.

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.

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.

Blades Town Council Due to the Columbus Day holiday observed on October 12, the Town Council meeting in Blades will move to Monday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. Contact the Town Hall at 629-7366 with questions.

Delaware Tea Party The Delaware Tea Party will hold their first open membership meeting on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Georgetown Fire Department's meeting room, located at 100 S. Bedford St., Georgetown. Items to be discussed are issues of concern for our state and country, and how to get involved with the Tea Party. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, visit ww.delawareteaparty.org.

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, met on Oct. 8, to discuss issues concerning the Hearn's Pond area. Among the issues discussed were traffic, dam safety, annexation, community projects and the Oct. 17 Community Yard Sale. The group's next meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum. Anyone interested in attending the meeting is welcome.

Seaford Republican women The Seaford Republican Women's Club will meet on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 10:30 a.m. at the Pizza King restaurant. The speaker will be Anne Gryczon, director of the Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary in Georgetown. This is the first "no-kill shelter in Delaware. She will talk about the shelter and the work that they do. The meeting is open to the public. There is no charge. Lunch from the menu is optional. For more information, call Sharlana Edgell at 629-7123.

Olde Seaford Block Watch Olde Seaford Block Watch Fall Clean Up will meet on Saturday, Oct. 24, 9 a.m. at City Hall Parking Lot for gloves, bats, vest and directions. Bring a neighbor, friend and school age children to help. Property owners and tenants: please pick up cans, bottles and papers in your yard and the street area of your residence; please help the street cleaner every Thursday by moving your vehicle off the street. Make a difference in your neighborhood.

S.C. Women's Democratic Club The Sussex County Women's Democrat Club is holding its annual Truman-Kennedy Dinner at 6 p.m., at Bridgeville Fire Hall on Saturday, Oct. 24. The Keynote speaker is John Carnel former Lt. Governor of Delaware and candidate for U.S. Congress. Contact Betsy Davis at 875-7691 for tickets.

USCG Auxiliary United States Coast Guard Auxiliary meets the 2nd Sunday of the month at 1 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. For more information, contact Cindi Chaimowitz at 302-398-0309.

Ruritan Club buffet All-you-can-eat Sunday Breakfast Buffet served by the Galestown Ruritan Club, on the fourth Sunday of each month now through June 7-10 a.m. Cost is $7 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.

2010 Home Show The Delaware Home Show, Oct. 17 & 18, at Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, is the perfect place to learn about next year's home design trends. The Delaware Home Show will be held Saturday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission is buy one ticket get a second free; $6 for adults. Children 12 and under are free. For more information and to download the official show program, visit www.delawarehomeshow.com.

Writer's conference The Vine and Vessels Christian Writer's Fellowship will host its "Connecting Pen to Purpose writer's conference Saturday, Oct. 17, at Crossroad Community Church from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Candy Abbott of Fruitbearer Publishing, local author and publisher, is the keynote speaker. The registration fee is $35 for adults and $20 for youth 11-18 and seniors 62 and over. Included are continental breakfast, lunch and two workshops. Register online at www.vineandvessels.com or mail registration and payment to Vine and Vessels, P.O. Box 1716, Seaford, DE 19973. For more information, contact Betty Jarman at 448-5939 or Joyce Sessoms at 382-9904. 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 details call 629-8033.

Family History Month October is Family History Month and you can celebrate by visiting one of these groups. The Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS) meets at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library the third Saturday of each month from September through May. Greenwood Library will host a special genealogical presentation on Friday, Oct. 16. Bridgeville also has a group. Contact your local library to find out if they have a group and when they meet. For more information, contact Ralph Nelson at 875-5418.

Chicken & dumpling dinner The Woodland UMC ladies will host a chicken and dumpling dinner on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $4 for age 6 and under. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry house. No carry outs. For more information, call 629-5404 or 629-4662.