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.
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.
Fall Festival Seaford Middle School will hold a Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the school's athletic grounds. Come out to enjoy games, food, moon bounces and prizes.
Halloween Best Pizza party GFWC Acorn Club of Seaford will hold a Halloween Best Pizza in Town Party, at Christ Lutheran Church, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28.Hostess is Sue Ockels and her committee.
For more information, call the Seaford Library at 629-2524 or Connie Halter at 628-0054. You can also find information online at www.seaford.lib.de.us.
- There is a Pre-K and Kindergarten "Story Time" at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Thursday, Oct. 21 and Thursday, Nov. 4 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 will have 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.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have "Baby Bookworms" on Tuesday, Oct. 26 and Tuesday, Nov. 2 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.
- There will be a Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 26 and Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center hosts the Magic Cards Club on Tuesday, Oct. 26 and Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 3 p.m. This is for teens who like to play Magic Cards.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center is having "Family Fun Night" on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 4 p.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
Make a Difference Day Sew a Block for a Quilt of Valor at VFW Post 4961 on Middleford Road in Seaford, on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. No sewing skills needed and all materials provided. All ages welcome. For more information, call 629-3748. Quilts of Valor is a non-profit organization providing hand made quilts to all service members deployed during any conflict or war.
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.
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.
Scrapple breakfast The Eastern Star, Sussex Chapter #7, Pine St., will be selling scrapple sandwich breakfasts on Saturday, Oct. 23, starting at 7 a.m. They will also have a soup and bake sale. Vegetable beef soup and lima beans and corn will be available for $6 a quart. Stop by to satisfy your appetite.
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. 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 goods will also be available. For information call 875-2288.
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.
Laurel Pride in bloom You can now donate to purchase or maintain planters that change with the seasons, displaying Laurel's community pride year round. There are several levels of giving. Adopt a planter - as a business - to give back to your customer base; as an individual or family - to memorialize loved ones; as an organization - to promote group recognition. You can also donate for seasonal plantings or toward maintaining a planter in general. Any amount you contribute will help maintain and add interest to the already beautiful town of Laurel. Beauty creates interest and interest creates promise; and Laurel has opportunity. For more information, contact Barbara Wise at 875-5537. Contributions of any amount can be made to Laurel Pride in Bloom, c/o The Bank of Delmarva, 200 E. Market St., Laurel, DE 19956.
Trunk or treat Trunk or Treat at Laurel Wesleyan Church on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 5 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.
Daniel Burton LeCates reunion The Daniel Burton LeCates family reunion will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7, at the Laurel Grange Hall, off Route 9. If family members have any questions, they should call 245-6851 and speak with David.
Laurel library kids 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.
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.
Book, bake sale The Delmar Library and Friends of the Library are holding a book and bake sale on Friday, October 22 from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. The sale will continue on Saturday, October 23 from 8 a.m. until 12 noon. There will be lots of books and plenty of great baked goods at great prices. All money raised will be used by the library for new programs. Please call the library at 302-846-9894 for more information.
Em-ings barbecue planned Delmar Wesleyan Church in Delmar, Md., will have a barbecue on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 3 to 6 p.m. Cost is $9.50 each. Carry-outs only. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 875-1153 or 410-896-3600 and leave a message. Proceeds benefit the church building fund.
Basket bingo The Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will hold a Bingo featuring Longaberger and Vera Bradley on Friday, Oct. 28. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. The Bingo benefits the Ladies Auxiliary. For ticket information, call 875-2195 or 846-2335.
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.
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.
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.
Travel with Del Tech in November Limited seats are available for upcoming trips sponsored by Corporate and Community Programs at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Shop, watch a Broadway show or visit museums in New York City on Wednesday, Nov. 3. Delight in the new Broadway musical "The Addams Family" in New York on Saturday, Nov. 6. Witness the chaos that occurs when the Addams are forced to host a dinner for Wednesday's "normal" boyfriend and his family. Observe animals from around the world at the National Zoo in Washington D.C. on Sunday, Nov. 7.Tour a Victorian house and eat lunch in Lewes on Tuesday, Nov. 9. This historic house features original gingerbread as well as English porcelain collectibles, artwork and period furnishings. Feel the passion and excitement of 20 championship dancers as they dance ballroom styles including the waltz, Rumba and much more in "Burn the Floor" at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia on Friday, Nov. 12. Enjoy the zany musical "Seussical" based on the stories of Dr. Seuss and lunch at the Candelight Dinner Theatre in Ardentown on Sunday, Nov. 14. For more information, contact Delaware Tech's Corporate and Community Programs at 854-6966. Find out what happens when a village tries to raise money for a tiny English church by gambling without the vicar's knowledge in "Pool's Paradise" on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Rainbow Dinner Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. Visit Shady Maple Farmers Market in Lancaster, Pa., on Saturday, Nov. 20. Enjoy a smorgasbord of authentic Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine for lunch. View or buy original gifts, artwork and fair-trade items from around the world at the Holiday Gift Bazaar on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at Salisbury University. Delight in the special holiday exhibits at Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, Pa. on Sunday, Nov. 28. A Brandywine Christmas features an extensive model railroad, a Victorian dollhouse and thousands of ornaments.
'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.
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.
Western Sussex Democrat Club The Western Sussex Democrat Club will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, at Dukes' Pool House in Laurel. The meeting will feature a dish to pass and club business will be discussed. All members are urged to attend.
Republican Women's Club On Thursday, Oct. 28, the Seaford Republic Women's Club will meet at Pizza King Restaurant at 10:30 a.m. Tim Smith, Republican Sussex County District Chairman, will talk about how each club member can help with the upcoming election on Nov. 2. The meeting is open to the public. Non-members are welcome to attend to elarn how they also can help. There is no charge for the meeting. Lunch from the menu is optional. For more information call Gloria Burton at 629-7340.
Laurel Cub Scouts Laurel Cub Scout Pack 90 holds their weekly meetings at 6:30 every Monday night, in the basement at Centenary UMC in Laurel. The Cub Scout program is designed for boys from 1st grade through 5th grade.
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.
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.
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.
Couture & Class Fashion Show Couture & Class, Saturday, Nov. 20, 11 a.m., Carter Partnership Center, Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown. Proceeds fund international education scholarships. Participating stores: Carltons, Pineapple Princess, Rose Garden, Sole, Coolspring Cottage, Deanna's, Tiger Lili and Twila Farrell. Event includes shopping bazaar, online auction. Tickets are $35/person; $225/table for eight. For information or to purchase tickets, visit www.dtcc.edu/owens/fashionshow/ or call 855-1659.
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.
Fall yard sale, bake sale A yard sale and bake sale will be held at Bethel Worship Center on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 7 a.m. until. There will be scrapple and egg sandwiches, soda and coffee and goodies at the bake table. Visit the raffle table for three chances to win a quilt, afghan and crock. Proceeds go toward the building fund.
Antiques and collectables show The Sussex County Genealogical Society will hold an Antiques and Collectables Road Show on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Georgetown Fire Hall.The show begins at 4 p.m. Expert appraisers will be available to suggest values on your items. Items will be appraised for $5 each.A $3 entrance fee will be waived with an appraisal. Refreshments and a bake sale will also be available.Funds raised will be applied to the costs associated with an upcoming all-day educational conference on genealogy scheduled for next April. More information can be found at www.scgsdelaware.org or by calling 856-7904 or 875-5418.