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.
Charity fundraiser There will be a charity fundraiser to help with the mounting medical costs and related expenses of the Mike Cherrix' family of Laurel. Mike is recovering from cancer treatment/orthopaedic surgery. The event will be Sunday, Nov. 21, from 1-5 p.m. at Station 7 at the Laurel Junction, located at the corner of Rts. 13 and 9, formerly Bargain Bill's. The cost is $10 per ticket in advance or at the door. There will be live and silent auctions and entertainment by the Bo Dickerson Band. Snacks will be provided. A cash bar and full menu will also be available. For more information, ticket purchase, or to contribute items for auction call Laurie Short at 236-7642, Karen Cherrix at 875-7460 or Cheryl Macklin at 875-8505.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have "Baby Bookworms" at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2. 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 host the Magic Cards Club on Tuesday, Nov. 2, and Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 3 p.m. This is for teens who like to play Magic Cards.
- There is a Pre-K and Kindergarten "Story Time" at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on 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 hosts a movie night on Thursday, Nov. 4, 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.
- On Wednesday, Nov. 10, the Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have its Children's Book Discussion sign-up and craft at 4 p.m. for children in 2nd through 4th grade. Kids can read a great book, discuss it with friends and do a fun craft. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
Trunk or treat Join the Clarence St. Church of God for the 2nd annual Trunk or Treat on October 30 at 5 p.m. Food, fun and games.
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
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 email@example.com. 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.
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.
Veterans Day The Laurel American Legion Post 19 invites all Laurel area residents to Veterans Day celebration at the Post Home on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. Guest speaker will be Sen. Robert Venables. Boy Scout Troop 90 will take part in the service and singing will be provided by Mary Ann Young.
Cub scouts seeking memorabilia This year (2010) is the 100th anniversary of scouting. Cub Scout Pack 90 is looking for former scouts interested in joining then for an upcoming show and tell. They would love to see your scout uniforms, books, photos, patches, and hear your stories about your adventures with scouting. Contact Cub Master, Clifford Alpert at 228-2390.
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, from5 to 7:30 p.m.Join us for a night of safe family fun. 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.
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. 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.
Delmar Christmas Parade The 2010 Delmar Christmas parade is Saturday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. with a rain date of Sunday, Dec. 12. Participation in the parade, which is sponsored by the Greater Delmar Chamber of Commerce is free. Trophies will be awarded to the winners. This year's theme is "What Christmas Means to Me." For a parade application, call the chamber of commerce voicemail at 846-3336, pick up an application at Delmar Town Hall, or download from www.delmar-chamberofcommerce.com. The application deadline is Dec. 8.
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.
Trunk or Treat Don't miss Trunk or Treat in the parking lot of Greenwood United Methodist Church on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 6 p.m.Bring your children and visit each 'trunk' for a treat, participate in fun activities, sign up for the drawings for door prizes and enjoy some light refreshments. For more information, call 349-4047; leave a message and someone will get back to you.
Fall Bazaar The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center located at 41 Schulze Rd. in Greenwood, will have a Fall Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 10:30 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. Donations will be accepted. For more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.
Dinner Club Join us for Dinner Club with the Good News Tour Ministries at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on Thursday, Nov. 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. Cost is $6 per member and $8 for non-members. For more information, call 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.; Nov. 16 - Thanksgiving Delight; Dec. 21 - Holiday Extravaganza
- 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 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.
H.A.P.P.E.N. to meet The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearns Pond Association for its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization, will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, at the Seaford Museum. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Genealogical Society events On Wednesday, Nov. 10, the Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS) will hold an Antiques and Collectibles Road Show at the Georgetown Fire Hall. Appraisals begin at 4 p.m. and continue until all have been evaluated. Funds raised will be applied to obtaining top-rated genealogical speakers for an all-day Conference to be held next April. For more information, check the SCGS website, www.scgsdelaware.org. On Saturday, Nov. 20, the society will hold a membership meeting.Matt Metz, a local surveyor, will speak on the aspects land records play in family research. This meeting will be held at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Anyone interested in family history is welcome. In recognition of November being Family Health Month, we recommend that everyone talk to family members about health issues at upcoming holiday family gatherings.Many illnesses have been passed down through generations. At the Dec. 18 meeting, come and hear our research stories and share yours in a holiday setting with refreshments. For more information, call 875-5418 or visit www.scgsdelaware.org.
Seaford AARP board meeting AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 of Western Sussex County will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, at the Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall in Seaford. This chapter is open for membership to all persons 50+. Come and join us to decide if you would like to become a member of the local chapter. Also, visit the tour table at the meeting and sign up for our upcoming trips to the Festival of Lights in Wheeling, W.V., on Dec. 6-8 and the Christmas Show at the American Music Theatre on Dec. 16. After the meeting, refreshments are served. For more information, call Gladys Bonowicz, chapter president, at 875-1519.
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.
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.
Saturday Morning Breakfast The Community Civic League of Federalsburg is having a fundraiser, a Saturday Morning Breakfast, on Nov. 6 from 7 to 10:30 a.m., at 3439 Laurel Grove Rd., Federalsburg. Breakfast includes meat,eggs,potatoes, applesauce, bread, coffee and orange juice. Eat in orcarry-out.Cost is $6. For more information, call 410-754-9992 or 410-200-4935.
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.
Adult Plus activities in November Form friendships, improve computer skills or develop a new hobby by participating in activities offered in November by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Learn how to use a presentation program such as PowerPoint in Bring Your Idea to Life on Thursdays, Nov. 4 to 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. Beginners can acquire basic computer skills in courses offered on Tuesdays, Nov. 9 to 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. Learn how to set up an e-mail account, send attachments and create an address book in First Steps to E-mail on Nov. 9. Discover how to use the Internet in First Steps to the Internet on Nov. 16. Develop the knowledge needed to create professional documents in First Steps to Microsoft Word on Nov. 23. Learn to use text and graphics to create presentations in First Steps to PowerPoint on Nov. 30. Women can learn self-defense techniques to enhance their personal safety on Wednesdays, Nov. 10 to Dec. 1, from 7 to 8 p.m. Acquire the skill needed to shoot multiple targets in Firearms Training: Tactical Safety on Saturdays, Nov. 6 to 13, from 9 a.m. to noon at the instructor's shooting range in Georgetown. Advanced Firearms Training is a prerequisite for this course. On Thursday, Nov. 11, the Couples Club will meet at noon. Singles shouldn't feel left out; the Mixed Singles Club offers the opportunity to share a meal, meet new people and plan social outings on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 12:30 p.m. Have fun learning about the art and history of hot air ballooning on Thursday, Nov. 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Discover another perspective from a hot air balloon; delight in the spectacular view of the picturesque countryside on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 7 to 9 a.m. Novice to intermediate artists can receive informal instruction in Portrait Workshop on Thursdays, Nov. 16 to Jan. 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. Discover how to add a special touch to celebrations with easy to create hors d'oeuvres specialties on Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy hands-on demos and prepare tasty recipes in Easy & Elegant Desserts on Tuesday, Nov. 16 and Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. Improve coordination, balance and flexibility with an energizing, low-impact aerobic workout that includes toning exercises and stretching in Senior Cardio/Tone on Mondays and Wednesdays, Nov. 17 to Dec. 6, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Examine Lincoln's political genius in creating the most unusual cabinet in history in Abraham Lincoln and His Team of Rivals on Thursday, Nov. 18 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Build strength without excess bulk to create a sleek, toned body in Pilates on Mondays, Nov. 22 to Jan. 10, from 6 to 7 p.m. Adults ages 50 and up can become Adult Plus+ members for $18 per year. Membership benefits include unlimited use of the Stephen J. Betze Library located on campus; exclusive advanced registration and special discounts on trips, courses and events; and a free drink with purchase of a meal in the dining hall on campus. For more information, contact Delaware Tech's Adult Plus+ program at 856-5618.
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.