'Run for the Buds' Join hundreds of runners and walkers for the second annual "Run for the Buds," presented by AstraZeneca, on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 9 a.m. at Rockford Park. In addition to a 5k run and fun walk, this year's event also includes a half marathon. All proceeds benefit Best Buddies Delaware and the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware. Pre-registration is $20 for the run or walk and $50 for the half marathon and can be done online at www.runforthebudsDE.org. For more information, visit www.runforthebudsDE.org or call 302-691-3187.
Breakfast at Applebee's Mt. Olivet Preschool is hosting an All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast at the Seaford Applebee's on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 8 to 10 a.m. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for children 3-12 years old, and those 2 and under are free.
Bethel Christmas House Tour The Bethel Christmas House Tour will be held on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 5 p.m.Pick up your map at the Museum located on First Street.Tickets are $10 each. For tickets, call Pat at 875-2793 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds benefit the Bethel Historical Society.
Wheaton's special sale Come join the Bethel Historical Society and be part of the specials that Wheaton's will be offering to our guests on Thursday, Nov. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m.Cost is $5 per ticket. Specials include: discounts on all items except for furniture, door prizes and light refreshments. Wheaton's is located on Stein Highway in the old Tull's location. Call Helen at 877-0231 for tickets.
Flapjack Breakfast The Greene Turtle/Shore Byrds Field Hockey team is having a Flapjack Breakfast at Applebee's in Salisbury from 8 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24.The breakfast features AYCE pancakes, sausage and drink. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. Free car wash while you eat. 50/50 raffle. Call 410-430-0337 for more information.
Eat pancakes, help the library The friends group of the Bridgeville Public Library is raising money through area IHOP restaurants. Patrons can eat at IHOP in Seaford, Rehoboth Beach, Salisbury, Md. and Dover and then take their receipts and restaurant comment cards to the library or to Bridgeville Town Hall. The library will receive a payment from IHOP for every receipt and card that is collected. For details, call Pat McDonald, 337-7192.
Eat at IHOP to help the library Enjoy a meal any time at the IHOP restaurant in Seaford and support the Greenwood Library. Simply fill out a comment card after eating and give it to the cashier as you pay. You will be given a special receipt which you then take to the Greenwood Library on your next visit.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will be closed on Thursday, Oct. 14, for Sussex County Library staff development. We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 15.
- The Science and religion" book discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Monday, Oct. 18, at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have "Baby Bookworms" on Tuesday, Oct. 19 and Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 10:30 a.m. This program introduces infants through 36 months old to the world of nursery rhymes and books. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have Magic Cards Club for teens who like to play Magic Cards on Tuesday, Oct. 19 and Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 3 p.m.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have Teen Manga/Anime Club for tees who are interested in manga/anime on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m.
- There is a Pre-K and Kindergarten "Story Time" at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- "Lights, Camera, Action!" The Seaford Library and Cultural Center and the Seaford Historical Society present a joint movie night on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 5:30 p.m. We provide the refreshments, you take a seat and enjoy the show. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- There will be a Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center presents "Family Fun Night" on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 4 p.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
Read Aloud Delaware training A Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the Seaford Public Library. To sign up for training and for more information, call 856-2527. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.
Fall Festival seeks crafters Artisans, crafters and vendors are needed to participate in the "Fall Festival" on Oct. 23-24, during the 150th anniversary celebration of the Governor Ross Mansion in Seaford. For a registration form, contact Cathy VanSciver at 262-9459 or email email@example.com.
Halloween parade and party The Downtown Seaford Association presents the annual Halloween Parade and Party on Wednesday, Oct. 27. Line up is 6:15 p.m. at Cedar Ave. and High Street. The parade starts at 7 p.m. It will travel down High Street, go left on Arch Street and left again on King Street to the Seaford Fire Hall. There will be goodies and a costume contest at the party, with trophies for contest winners.
Historical Society cookbook The Seaford Historical Society has collected more than 340 recipes in the traditional, old-fashioned style and compiled them into an attractive, hardcover, keepsake cookbook, "A Recollection of Recipes." Books are now on sale for $12. Featured are heirloom recipes, Civil War era recipes and Victorian Tea recipes. Books will be sold at the gift shops of the Gov. Ross Mansion at 1101 North Pine St. Ext. and the Seaford Museum at 203 High St., Seaford. For more information, call 628-9828.
5-K run, community walk A 5-K run & one-mile community fitness walk will take place on Saturday, Oct. 23, to benefit the Seaford Library & Cultural Center. Raindate is Sunday, Oct. 24. All activities will be held on the grounds of the new library. The 5-K Run will begin at 8 a.m. with registration at 7:30 a.m. Registration fee is $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the event. The one-mile family fitness walk will begin at 9 a.m. with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. Advance registration is $10 per individual or $15 per family.Registration on the day of the event will be $15 per individual or $20 per family. Registration forms are available at the circulation desk of the Seaford Library & Cultural Center. Questions can be directed to co-chair Connie Halter at 628-0554.
Spaghetti dinner Christ Lutheran Church is hosting an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner with meat sauce on Oct. 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets are adults, $10; 6-12-year-old, $5; under 6 free. At the door, tickets are adults, $12; 6-12-year-old $6. The church is located at 315 N. Shipley Street. Call Carol at 629-5351, 245-7065 or from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at 629-9755 for tickets and information.
Covered dish dinner The Olde Seaford Block Watch is holding a Covered Dish Dinner on Monday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Use the ramp entrance at the Seaford City Hall. The program will be on the Ocean View Neighborhood Watch by Mr. Thomas Lutz. Bring a covered dish. Drinks and desserts will be furnished. Call 629-5643 for information.
Seaford Block Watch Clean Up Volunteers are needed for the Seaford Block Watch Clean Up on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 9 a.m. Meet at City Hall for directions, bags, gloves and vest. Beverage and snacks are provided. Clean your yard, alley and street of papers, bottles, and other trash. The rain date is Saturday Nov. 6. For information call 629-9844.
Chicken and dumpling dinner The women of Woodland United Methodist Church will serve a Chicken and Dumpling dinner on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m.Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $10; children ages 6 to 12 are $4; 5 and under are free. No carry-outs. Woodland Church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry house. For more information, call 629-5404 or 629-4662.
Spaghetti dinner fundraiser Seaford Christian Academy's Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser is Saturday, Oct. 16 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., in the school's gym. Tickets, which are $7 for adults and $5 for kids 10 and under, must be purchased in advancethrough the school office. Call the office at629-7161 or visit www.seafordchristian.org for more information.
Chartering ceremony There will be a chartering ceremony at 2 p.m., Oct. 31 at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club in Blades for 12-08 Seaford Flotilla fka (formerly known as) 12-03-001 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. The event will begin at 2 p.m. followed by light refreshments.
Homeschool Book Clubs The Laurel Public Library monthly book clubs are designed especially for homeschoolers. Children must be at least 5-years-old to participate. Each club meets once a month on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. For details, call Becky Norton at 875-3184 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
Laurel trick or treat The Town of Laurel has scheduled Trick or Treat for Saturday, Oct. 30, beginning at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for children ages 12 and under.
Library programs for adults Laurel Public Library, in conjunction with the Laurel Historical Society and the Sussex County Genealogy Society, announces the following programs for adult patrons.Call 875-3184 for more information.
- Oct. 20, 6:30p.m. - Cracking the code; deciphering colonial handwriting.
- Oct. 21, 7 p.m. - Historic hurricanes of the mid-Atlantic seacoast.
- Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m.- Across the tracks; the history and persistence of the African American community in West Laurel.
LHS Class of 75 reunion Laurel High School class of 1975 is planning their 35th class reunion and volunteers are needed. For more information, call Melinda Rogers Tingle, 875-0355; Debbie Calloway, 875-4160; or Denise Elliott Cugler, 245-5631.
Mt. Pleasant Fall Festival Mt. Pleasant U.M. Church on Mt. Pleasant Rd., Laurel, will hold their Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will feature oyster sandwiches, chicken salad sandwiches, vegetable soup, peas and dumpling soup. Homemade ice cream and baked good will also be available. For information call 875-2288.
Saturday morning breakfast Laurel Centenary UMC God's Men will hold a Saturday Morning Breakfast on Oct. 16 from 7 to 9:30 a.m. Cost is $6. All you can eat and carry-outs available. Menu includes scrambled eggs, sausage, fried potatoes, pancakes, toast, coffee, orange juice and milk. Bring a canned good or non-perishable food item for the Food Pantry and breakfast will be $5.
Colonial handwriting workshop "Cracking the Code," a two-hour, hands-on workshop dealing with deciphering colonial handwriting, will be held at the Laurel Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20. Madeline Dunn from the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will lead the workshop on historic research techniques as well as instruct participants in the reading, analysis and interpretation of difficult handwriting styles and techniques. No registration necessary.
Hurricanes of the Eastern Shore On Thursday, Oct. 21, at the Laurel Public Library, hurricane expert Richard Schwartz of Springfield, Va., will offer an historic perspective of the most horrific storms to hit Delmarva in the last 100 years. For details, email email@example.com or call 875-3184.
Bethany Church bazaar The Bethany Church Bazaar will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30. Bethany Church is located on Lowes Crossing Road, 8 miles east of Laurel, off Route 24. The bazaar will feature handmade ornaments, tote bags, jewelry, baby & children items, crocheted kitchen items, pepper relish, jams, white elephant table, bake table and more. Breakfast sandwichesand lunchwill be served.
Trunk or treat Trunk or Treat at Laurel Wesleyan Church on Saturday, Oct. 30, from5 to 7:30 p.m. Join us for a night of safe family fun. We will be handing out candy in the parking lot at each theme decorated car trunk. Also enjoy free hot dogs, games, hay rides, hot chocolate and popcorn. For more information, call 875-5380 or visit www.laurelwesleyan.org.
Laurel Library plans programs Laurel Public Library will hold the following children's and teen's programs this month.
For more information, call Becky Norton, Youth Services librarian at 875-3184 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is also available online at www.laurel.lib.de.us. Kid's programs Saturday, Oct. 23 - 12:30 p.m. - Saturdays @ the Library, Grades K-6 - Come to our old-time Harvest Party, with games, relay races, crafts and fun. Tuesday, Oct. 26 - 4-5 p.m. - Science after School Club, Grades K-6, Hands-on science fun. Teen programs Friday, Oct. 22, 7-9 p.m. - NightLife @ the Library. An after-hours, teens-only evening of games, video games, movies, food and fun. Teens new to our teen programs must preregister or come as guests. Grades 7-12.
Fried chicken buffet Bethany Church, located at 19845 Lowes Crossing Road, eight miles east of Laurel will serve a fried chicken buffet on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 2 to 6 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12. Carry-outs are available.
Chorus car wash fundraiser The Delmar Chorus Boosters will hold a dinner fundraiser at Delmar Hardees restaurant on Wednesday, October 20, from 5-8 p.m. The chorus will receive a percentage of all orders - dine-in, carry-out or drive-thru - during these hours. All proceeds will support the Middle and Senior High School Chorus and their activities. Delmar Chorus Boosters is an all-volunteer organization whose purpose is to support the activities of the Delmar Middle and Senior High School Chorus.
Kyle Dixon Scholarship dinner The 3rd annual Kyle Dixon Memorial Scholarship Fund Beef & Dumplings Dinner will be held at the VFW Post in Delmar, Md., on Sunday, Oct. 17, from 1 to 5 p.m. Cost is $10 per person and the menu includes beef & dumplings, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, choice of dessert, iced tea or coffee. Carry out is available. There will be a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, live auction and more. For advance tickets and more information, call 443-880-4632. All proceeds benefit the Kyle Dixon Memorial Scholarship Fund which awards a scholarship to a Delmar High School senior who plays on either the boys or girls soccer team.
DHS Class of 1960 reunion Delmar High School, Class of 1960, is holding its 50th reunion at the Delmar VFW, 200 W. State St., Delmar, Md., on Saturday, Oct. 30. Social hour is from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by dinner. After dinner, other activities will take place.The class of 1960 invites other folks that graduated before or after the Class of 1960 to stop by the VFW and visit after dinner, around 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 410-896-9172.
Greenwood CHEER Dinner Club The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host their Greenwood Dinner Club on Thursdays from 5-7 p.m., in October. Card games from 6-9 p.m. Cost is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. For details call Susan Welch at 349-5237.
Library hosts Wellness Wednesday Do you want to better understand your illness and treatment options and make informed decisions about your health care? Would you like to be assured that the health information you are finding on the Internet is reliable? Every third Wednesday of the month, from 2 to 4 p.m., the Consumer Health librarian for Sussex County, Linda Leonard, will be available at the Greenwood Library to help patrons locate current information and resources about health-related topics. The next scheduled date is Wednesday, Oct. 20. This is an excellent opportunity to get some of those nagging questions answered. This service is free and open to all.
Bridgeville Library The following events will be held at the Bridgeville Public Library.
- Story time - Tuesdays 11 a.m.- 2 to 4-year-olds; Thursday 11 a.m. - 4 to 6-year-olds; Lap Sit on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years
- Family Nights - Third Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8 p.m.; Oct. 19 - Perfect Pumpkin Party; Nov. 16 - Thanksgiving Delight; Dec. 21 - Holiday Extravaganza
- Movie Mania in October - Bring your own lunch movie classics on the first Monday of each month. Enjoy a classic film from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with intermission. Teen Movie Night for ages 13-17 is the first Friday of each month, 5-7:30 p.m. The Educational/Documentary movie event is on the third Wednesday of each month from 1-3 p.m.; geared toward ages 8-15.
- Genealogy Program: German and Dutch Research - Tom Peters from Summerville, N.J. will share tips on German and Dutch genealogy research. Join us on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 10 a.m. Coffee and a light luncheon will be served.
- Genealogy Discussion Group - Our Genealogy Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. For more information or special needs, contact the library at 337-7401.
WPS Fall Trip Enjoy a motorcoach trip to Hudson Valley, N.Y., on Oct. 20-22. The trip includes two nights lodging, two breakfasts, lunches at the Culinary Institute, one dinner, tour of the Culinary Institute, Hudson River Cruise, US. Military Academy tour, FDR Home & Library, Vanderbilt Mansion, Purple Heart Hall of Honor, baggage handling, all taxes and gratuities. Cost per person, double occupancy is $410. For information, contact Frances Horner at 629-4416.
Seaford AARP trips Oct. 25-29 - Travel thru the Smoky Mts. of Tennessee Lodge in Sevierville, Tenn., at the Governor's Inn. Trip includes four breakfasts, four dinners and two lunches. You will see two performances and three dinner shows, plus admission to Dollywood and the Titanic Museum. Enjoy an on-the-bus guided tour of the Smoky Mts. - all for the price of $595 per person/doubles. Dec. 6-8 - Wheeling Island Casino Hotel in Wheeling, W.V. Two meals per day including a dinner show. Tour the Glass Museum, Colonel Oglebay's Mansion Museum, addmission to the park for a bus tour of the Festival of Lights. Also a stop at the Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum. Bus driver tip included. Cost: $349 per person/doubles; $435 single. Dec. 16 - "A Holiday Tradition - Christmas Show" at the American Music Theatre sponsored by the Georgetown AARP. Cost: $90. Contact Hilda Parker at 856-2760. For more information, contact Rose at 629-7180.
Delmar Alumni trip Delmar Alumni Association members will be traveling with Holloway Tours to attend the American Music Theatre's Christmas Show 2010 on Saturday, Nov. 13. Cost is $107 per person which includes bus transportation to Lancaster, Pa., smorgasbord lunch at Hershey Farm Restaurant and tickets to the Christmas Show. For more information or to request a reservation form, call Dot Wolfgang at 846-2366 or Jean Maloney at 875-2337.
Caribbean trip Dr. Marie Wolfgang is sponsoring a winter getaway cruise to the Southern Caribbean as a fundraiser for Relay for Life, sailing from Port Liberty, New Jersey on Jan. 16, returning on Jan. 28. The itinerary includes Labadee, Samana, St. Thomas, Basseterre, St. Kitts, Antiqua and St. Maarten. Call 629-4471 for brochure.
Lancaster Apple Theater trip Laurel Senior Center is sponsoring a trip to the Lancaster Apple Theater to see White Christmas on Wednesday, Nov. 24. Cost is $72 which includes transportation, meal and show.
'White Christmas' show trip Laurel Senior Center is sponsoring a trip to the Christmas Show at Lancaster Apple Theater to see "White Christmas" on Wednesday, Nov. 24. Cost is $72 and includes transportation, meal and show.
Miracle of Christmas trip The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motor coach trip to see the Miracle of Christmas at Sight & Sound Theater in Lancaster, Pa., on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Cost is $90 per person for members or $100 for non-members and includes transportation, show ticket and smorgasbord dinner at Hershey Farm Restaurant. Deadline for payment of the trip is Oct. 26. For more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.
Needlepoint Guild The Delaware Seashore Chapter of The American Needlepoint Guild meets on the first Monday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown. For details, call Linda at 644-1523.
Seaford Widowed Persons The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 12:15 p.m. at the Georgia House in Laurel.
Sussex County Marines Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday ofeach month at 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Post #6, "the log cabin," in Seaford.
USPS United States Power Squadron (USPS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.
GFWC-Acorn Club GFWC-Acorn Club of Seaford will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, at Christ Lutheran Church.
H.A.P.P.E.N. meeting H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearns Pond Association for its Protection, Preservation, Enhancement and Naturalization, will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Seaford Museum.
NARFE meeting The Georgetown Chapter (1992) of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) will hold their next meeting at noon on Monday, Oct. 18, with lunch at Pizza King on Stein Highway in Seaford. April Willey will speak about Georgetown volunteers. For more information, contact Betty Graebner at 875-7287.
AARP chapter meeting AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 of Western Sussex County will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall in Seaford. Call Gladys Bonowicz, chapter president, at 875-1519 for more information.
Safe Boating Class The United States Power Squadron will conduct a Safe Boating Course at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct 16. The fee is $20 per person or $30 for up to three in the same family. Register on Oct. 16 from 8:30 to 9 a.m. For more information, contact CM Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.
SCGS The SCGS will meet on Oct. 16. For more information about SCGS, call Ralph Nelson, 875-5418 or visit www.scgsdelaware.org.
CRHS 25th reunion CRHS Class of 1985 will hold a 25th reunion at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, at the FVFC Hall. Tickets are $25 per person. For more information, contact Debbie Feyl Brohawn at 410-754-8910, email@example.com or find us on Facebook at C.R.H.S. Class of 1985.
Book sale, signing An Author Afternoon book sale and signing will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 20 from 2 to 5 p.m., at the Owens Campus Bookstore, Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown. Meet and talk to the participating authors: Ed Dee, crime fiction; James Diehl, non-fiction historical; Jeanne du Nord, historical narrative; Mike Lambert, features on Eastern Shore League (baseball); and Dave Skocik, public relations. Event is free and open to the public.
Sussex Tech reunion The Sussex Tech Class of 2001 is planning a class reunion. If you are a member of the class of 2001, send your contact information to Sussextech2001@hotmail.com and join the Facebook group, Sussex Technical High School Class of 2001.
Wheatleys UMC Yard Sale Wheatleys United Methodist Church will be hold at yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 16, starting at 7 a.m. The church is located on Wheatley Church Road in Galestown. Join us for sandwiches, hot food, etc., as well as yard sale finds.
Today & Tomorrow Conference The 17th annual Sussex County Today & Tomorrow Conference is Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 7:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown. The conference will look at the basics of Sussex County, featuring small businesses in agriculture and trades/entrepreneurship. Tickets are $30; late registration (Oct. 18-22) fee $40. Seating is limited; continental breakfast/networking lunch included. To purchase tickets, contact Jackie McQuaide, 855-1659 or visit www.sussexcountyconference.com.
Country breakfast buffet A country breakfast buffet will be held every fourth Sunday each month - September through June, from 7 to 10 a.m. at Galestown Community House. Adults, $7, ages 6 to 12, $4, under age 6, no charge. The buffet includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, biscuits, toast, fruit cup and sticky buns. The community house is located on School House Road at the intersection of Galestown and Reliance Roads in Galestown, Md. The next breakfast is October 24.