Bulletin Board
Thursday, September 01, 2011

Seaford Farmers' Market The Western Sussex Farmers' Market will be open Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to noon, through Sept. 3.The market is located on the Boys and Girls Club property at 310 Virginia Ave. in Seaford. In addition to fresh local produce, there will be educational and fun activities each week.Find the market on Facebook or e-mail wessusfarmmkt@verizon.net.

Talent Contest to benefit Purse family A talent contest with silent auction to benefit the Purse Family will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m., at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall in Seaford. Tickets are $10. There will be cash prizes. Auditions will be held throughout September. All ages are welcome to audition. For more information about auditions, contact Anthony Policastro at 629-4776.

Fall Dance Celebration On Friday, Sept. 16, Nanticoke Senior Center (NSC) will host its first dance from 7 to 10 p.m.Music will be provided by The Rare Collection, featuring songs from the 40's, 50's and 60's.There will be door prizes and a 50/50 raffle.The dance is open to the public, and the cost is $10 per person.Tickets are available at the front desk of NSC, or you can call 629-4939 for more information.A special thank you to Posey Palace for generously providing table centerpieces for this event.

Gaither Homecoming Spectacular The Nanticoke Senior Center is offering tickets to the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center on Friday, Sept. 9, to see award-winning recording artist Bill Gaither and The Gaither Vocal Band, featuring Mark Lowry, David Phelps, Michael English and Wes Hampton. Special guests also appearing include The Isaacs, The Martins, Gordon Mote, Charlotte Ritchie, Gene McDonald and Kevin Williams. Cost is $45 per ticket.Stop by the center to purchase your tickets, or call 629-4939 for more information.

Wheaton's holds event for SHS On Nov. 15, anyone with a ticket labeled, "Wheaton's Shopping Party," may go into Wheaton's store from 6 to 8 p.m. and get 20% off all purchases. The store will be open that night to ticket holders only. In addition to the 20% discount, there will be door prizes and refreshments. Tickets may be purchased for $5 each from any SHS member or from the SHS office at 203 High St., Seaford. Wheaton's is located on Dairy Lane along Stein Highway, Route 20 west, formerly Tull's. There are two shops at the one location, "The Old Mill Shop" and the "Carriage Shop." For more information, call the SHS office at 628-9828.

Bags and Basket Bingo The Women of the Moose, Chapter 1384, will host a bingo featuring Vera Bradley Bags and Longaberger Baskets on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. The games will alternate between bags and baskets. Door prizes featuring the Vera Bradley Duffle Bag and the Longaberger Wrought Iron and Wood End Table will be given at the end of the night. The doors will open at 6 p.m. at the Seaford Moose Lodge, 22759 Bridgeville Hwy. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Refreshments will be available. Call Travis Sirman, 875-3792 or the lodge at 629-8408, to reserve your tickets or for information. Seating will be limited, so get your tickets early. Must be 21 years old to play.

Concert rescheduled The Seaford Historical Society's free concert featuring the Milford Community Band has been rescheduled for Sunday, Sept. 18, at 5 p.m., on the grounds of the Ross Mansion. In case of inclement weather on Sept. 18, the concert will be moved to the Seaford Library and Cultural Center, immediately adjacent to the Ross Mansion. Harley-Davidson of Seaford is assuming the financial obligations for this concert. For further information, call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828.

St. Luke's Mum Sale St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Seaford is sponsoring a Fall Mum Sale. Available for ordering are: Mums - 9" pots for $5, in pink, bronze, burgundy, white and yellow Pansies - 6" pots for $3.75, in yellow, blue and bronze-red Ornamental Kale - 9" pots for $5, in white and purple. Orders must be made by Sept. 11. Checks should be made out to St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Pick-up is on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 8 to 10:30 a.m., at the Jackson-Hewitt Office in the Nylon Capital Shopping Center. Place your order by calling St. Luke's Church Office at 629-7979 and leave a message.

SHS raffles patriotic throw The Seaford Historical Society (SHS) is raffling a small size quilt, commonly referred to as a throw. The throw is a hand-crocheted American flag. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. They are available from SHS members or the Seaford Historical Society office at 203 High St., 628-9828, and at SHS functions. The drawing for the winner will take place at the SHS Annual Meeting on Jan. 16, 2012. One does not need to be present to win. For more information, call the SHS office at 628-9828.

'Tribute to Wounded Warriors' The VFW of Delaware is having a "Tribute to Wounded Warriors" event Sunday, Oct. 2, at Dover International Speedway for the AAA 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race. Your ticket purchase of $139 per person allows 30 "Wounded Warriors" to attend this event free. Ticket purchase includes: reserved Sprint Cup Series Race ticket, exclusive VFW Hospitality tent, buffet lunch, beer and soft drinks and a track side tour before the race. Hospitality event is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For tickets, call 302-883-6545 or email rschrenker@dovermotorsports.com.

Trail Ride & Poker Run The 8th annual Daffin House Trail Ride & Poker Run for Whimsical Equine Rescue, Inc. of Seaford is Saturday, Sept. 24. Enjoy a two hour ride on the grounds of the Historic Daffin House Estate in Denton, Md. All proceeds benefit Whimsical Equine Rescue. Registration is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Negative coggins are required. Poker Run players must register and start by 10:30 a.m. Non-players may register and start by noon in the Obstacle Class Competition. Food and drinks will be available. Donations for the rescue are welcome - feed, treats, wormer, etc. Cost is $30 for ages 13 and over; $15 for ages under 13; and $10 for the obstacle class. For more information, contact Lynda Wozney at 443-521-0283 or Kevin Fidgeon at 410-479-3515.

Seaford Library All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
  • The Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Stroke Support Group meets at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center every third Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 629-6226.
  • The Nanticoke River Arts Council will meet at the library every third Tuesday of the month starting at 6:30 p.m. The Nanticoke River Arts is a group of local artists and friends dedicated to promoting the arts. For more information, call Christina Darby at 629-4321.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center is looking for local artists who are interested in having their art displayed at the library for the 4th annual art show on Friday, Sept. 2 and Saturday, Sept. 3. This is a multi-medium art show so all forms of art are welcome. Space is limited so register early.

Seaford Night Out The Seaford Police Department, along with Delaware State Police Troop #5 and Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club, will host the 20th Annual "Seaford Community Night Out Against Crime and Drugs" on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. The festivities will be held on the Police Department and Western Sussex Boy's and Girl's Club properties in the 300 block of Virginia Avenue, Seaford. If your organization is able to participate, contact Lieutenant Bohn or Captain Flood at 629-9341.

Bike Night at Grotto's Bike Night is every Wednesday night at Grotto's Grand Slam in Seaford, from 5 to 8 p.m. Twenty percent of your tab will be donated by Grotto's to Operation We Care.

Stay & Play Come have fun playing and learning with your child with a variety of toys and activities at Parents As Teachers, Seaford Stay & Play. Open tofamilies with children birth through 60 months (prior to kindergartenentry),Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to noon, West Seaford Elementary. Families must pre-register. For more information, contact Trisha Emmett at 682-4379.

Monthly community yard sale The Seaford Enhancement Team (S.E.T.) invites the community to participate in a monthly yard sale the last Saturday of each month through October, behind the City of Seaford City Hall.Set-up is at 7 a.m., sale is from 8 a.m. to noon. Space rental is $10 (10x10 space), table rentals $5 each. Quantities are limited, reservations are encouraged.Space reservation is available both in advance and on the days of the events. Call Joe Owens at 628-8656 for more information.


ALA skydiving fundraiser The American Lung Association in Delaware is sponsoring the 2nd Annual "Fighting for Air at All Extremes," a skydiving fundraiser. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 and Saturday, Sept. 17 at Skydive Delmarva on 32524 Aero Dr., Route 24 West in Laurel. Participants can join the jump as an individual, team, volunteer or sponsor. All skydivers must be 18 or older. A fundraising minimum of $300 is required to receive a tandem jump. All fundraisers will receive gift bags and t-shirts. Prizes will be awarded to fundraisers who raise $500 or more. To register, contact Kelli Burris at 737-6414, ext. 14 or at kburris@lunginfo.org or visit www.lunginfo.org/skydive.

'Recent Reads' book club The Laurel Public Library's new book club, "Recent Reads," for adults meets every Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For details contact Wenona at wenona.phillips@lib.de.us or 875-3184.

Ruritans hold Chicken BBQ The Laurel Ruritan Club will have a chicken BBQ on Saturday, Sept. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at O'Neal's Antiques, Rt. 13, Laurel. The cost is $7 per dinner. Proceeds to benefit local charities.

AUCE Spaghetti Dinner AUCE Spaghetti Dinner at Christ the Cornerstone Community Church on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. Salad and bread included. The church is located at the corner of Alt. 13 and Bethel Road in Laurel. Adults, $7; children 6 to 12 , $5; children 5 and under, free.

September programs at the library

  • Historic Preservation - The Laurel Public Library will present a program explaining tax credits available from the state at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the library meeting room. Joan Larrivee, architectural historian, and Madeline Dunn, curator of education andhistorian, will highlight the National Register of Historic Properties program, as well as state and federal preservation tax credit programs that offer financial incentives for fixing up eligible structures.
  • Attracting Song Birds - Master Gardener Brent Marsh of Georgetown will appear at the Laurel Public Library with an informal presentation "Attracting Songbirds and Other Wildlife Using Native Plants in Your Garden" on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.
  • Book Clubs - Area readers are invited toconverge at the LaurelLibrary on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, for an informal session of networking among people willing to share their love of books. Pre-registration is required by Sept. 24.Forms have been sent to area libraries and may be picked up at the circulation desks. Online registration forms are available at www.laurel.lib.de.us.
For more information on any of the above programs,call 875-3184 or email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us.

Tech Talk at the Laurel Library How can I make my PC run faster? Come to the Laurel Library on Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., to find out. Laurel Public Library's Tech Guy, Jack Hall, will be available for consultation. Bring your tech questions to the library.

AARP Driving Course The Laurel Senior Center will hold an AARP Refresher Driving Course at 9 a.m. on Sept. 19. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. To register, call 875-2536.

'Things That Move' The Laurel Public Library presents, Things That Move, on Thursday, Sept. 8, from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Things That Move isa free, 45 minute science andtechnology program for kids from kindergarten through 5th grade. All kids must be accompanied by an adult. You and your child will build a structure with moving gears, assemble and test a model vehicle, build and experiment with magnetic gears, and make and take your own climbing creature or tumble wing glider.

Cub Scout Recruitment Night Laurel Cub Scout Pack 90 will hold a recruitment night at North Laurel Elementary School on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m. Adult applications for leadership positions are also being accepted. Pack 90 holds their weekly meetings at Centenary Church in the gymnasium on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30. Meetings will resume Sept. 19. For more information, contact Cub Master Clifford Alpert at 228-2390.

Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time continues at the Laurel Public Library every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Children and their caregivers are invited to explore books, music, games and crafts. For more information, call 875-3184.


Beef 'n dumpling dinner A beef and dumpling dinner will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Delmar VFW in Delmar, Md. Cost is $12 per ticket. Eat in and take out will be available. The dinner benefits Relay for Life.

Quarter Auction A Quarter Auction to benefit the Ladies Auxiliary will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Delmar Fire Department. Cost is $10 and additional auction paddles may be purchased for $5. For tickets, see any member or call 875-2195 or 846-2335.


Wellness Wednesday Every third Wednesday of the month, from 2 to 4 p.m., 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. For more information, contact Robin Miller at 349-5309.

Green CHEER Seminar The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host a seminar entitled, "Take P.A.R.T. Prepare-Ask-Repeat-Take Action" on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 12:45 p.m. This presentation encourages you to identify your main concerns and how to get the most from your doctor's visit. Guest speaker is Diane Donohue, Community Education Coordinator from Delaware Hospice. For more information, call Dixie Carlisle at the center, 349-5237. This seminar is free and open to the public.

AARP Driver Safety Course An AARP Defensive Driving Safety Course will be held at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center, 41 Schulze Road, Greenwood, on Monday, Sept. 19, and Tuesday, Sept. 20.

This is a two-day basic class. This course will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. and the cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. You must pre-register for this course. Please make checks payable to AARP. To register, call Dixie Carlise at 349-5237.

Chicken BBQ opens The Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company chicken BBQ is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 3. The dinner includes half a chicken or leg quarters, roll, bag of chips and pickles, all for $7.

Training for reading therapy dogs Training sessions for you and your dog to prepare to become a reading therapy team will be offered this fall at the Greenwood Library. The sessions are scheduled from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the following Monday evenings: Sept. 19, Sept. 26, Oct. 3 and Oct. 10. To participate, your dog must be at least one-year-old, pass a temperament test given the first session of the series and attend all four training sessions. Current vet records and a background check for the handler are required. In addition, the handler must be at least 18-years-old. Pre-registration is required. For more information and to pre-register, call Robin Miller at the Greenwood Library at 349-5309. For more information about the L.E.A.P. program, visit www.leapreading.org.

Recent Reads Book Discussion The Greenwood Public Library will hold a nontraditional book discussion session, Recent Reads, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Come share your thoughts on a book or books you've recently read or listened to and find out what others are enjoying. This is a great way to meet new people, explore ideas and learn something new. Light refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is not required and everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Robin Miller at 349-5309.

Big Saturday celebration The Town of Greenwood invites you to the Big Saturday celebration on Saturday, Sept. 3 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., in downtown Greenwood. The celebration includes a town-wide yard and flea market sale, pony, train and fire truck rides for the children, moon bounce, face painting and nature exhibits by Abbott's Mill Nature Center. Throughout the day there will be music by the Jumpin' Jukebox D.J., with the voices of the First State Harmonettes at 11 a.m. and the sounds of the Milford Community Band at noon. Breakfast sandwiches will be available at GreenwoodUnited Methodist Church, hot dogs and baked goods from the Friends of the Greenwood Library, and chicken andpulled pork at the VFW. For vendor spaces ($10 or $15 the day of the event) for more information, call Frank at 443-614-3420.

Greenwood CHEER Dinner Club The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is hosting their Dinner Club on Thursday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 1, 8, and 22. 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 Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.

CHEER lunch and tour The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center, 41 Schulze Road, Greenwood, is accepting new members. Anyone over the age of 50 who schedules a tour of the center will enjoy a complimentary lunch. Come and learn about all the great activities and trips at the center. Reservations are required. To schedule a tour, call the Site Manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.

Library Sign-up Month September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Greenwood Public Library wants to make sure that all residents in Greenwood and the surrounding areas have the smartest card of all - a library card. A library card opens up a world of opportunity for people of all ages, providing access to books, magazines, music, movies, the Internet and much more. During the month of September at the Greenwood Library, persons of all ages signing up for their very first card will be given a bag of goodies and a chance to enter a drawing to be held Oct. 1, for a $20 gift certificate good at Yoder's Country Store in Greenwood. For more information, contact the Greenwood Library at 349-5309 or visit www.greenwood.lib.de.us.

Anniversary of 9/11 service The Greenwood Memorial Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7478 of Greenwood, will sponsor a 10th Anniversary Service of 9/11 at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, at House of Praise For All People (Hwy. 36) at 10280 Shawnee Rd., Greenwood.Many Ladies Auxiliary and VFW members, as well as community leaders will share in the service.Light refreshments will be served after the service. For more information, contact President Summers at 393-1757.

'Teardrops' in September Greenwood Memorial Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW Post 7478 in Greenwood announces that September 2011 is Suicide Awareness Month.The public is invited to download Teardrop stickers online at www.ladiesauxvfw.org. Print the document on 8.5 x 11 sticker paper (try Avery 8165 for inkjet printers), cut out the stickers and wear a sticker every day in September. For more information, contact Michaele Russell at 349-4220.

Essay contest brochures Brochures for the 2011 Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen contests are now available by the Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post of 7478 located at 2 Governors Ave., in Greenwood.This year's theme for the Voice of Democracy contest is, "Is There Pride in Serving in Our Military?"The theme for the Patriot's Pen contest is, "Are You Proud of Your Country?" The Voice of Democracy contest is open to students in grades 9 through 12 while Patriot's Pen is open to students in the 6 through 8th grades. The contests' deadline is Nov. 1. Prizes for winners include U.S. savings bonds for scholarships at the national level, and various cash prizes at local and state levels.

Patriots' Pride Party The Ways and Means Committee of the Department of Delaware of the Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW is sponsoring a Patriots' Pride Party on Sept. 30 through Oct. 1, at Blue Hen VFW Post 6483 in Milford, on Haven Lake. A special feature of the event is "A Salute to America's Military," a display of names of men and women who served, or are serving, in the U.S. military.Needed are names of military personnel who have been part of the American military. Each submitted name should be printed for clarity, branch of their service and accompanied by a $5 donation. Checks and information should be sent to:Dept. of DE Sr. Vice President M.S. Russell, P.O. Box 900, Greenwood, DE 19950.Deadline for names is Sept. 5.For more details, contact Russell at 349-4220.

School supply drive Two area organizations are joining forces to sponsor a school supply drive for students in the Woodbridge School District.Greenwood Memorial LAVFW Post 7478 and Take My Hand Ministry are collecting school supplies - backpacks, Germ-x hand sanitizer, paper towels, tissues, assorted sizes of baggies, paper plates, napkins and paper lunch bags for the schools.Graph paper, reinforcement rings for notebook paper, and 3x5 and 4x6 note cards are also appreciated.Items can be dropped off at 102 Maryland Ave., Greenwood. If anyone would like to donate to the school supply drive with a monetary donation, checks can be made payable to:TMHM and mailed to P.O. Box 900, Greenwood, DE 19950.Donations are tax-deductible. Contact person for the drive is Dr. Michaele S. Russell at 349-4220.


Bridgeville Library

  • Lap sit - a year round program, is on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for kids ages 3 months to 2 years.
  • Family nights - The library hosts a family night on the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Genealogy - The Bridgeville Library genealogy discussion group meets on the third Wednesday of each month.
For more information or special needs, contact the library at 337-7401.

Patriot Day The Heritage Shores Military Club will hold Patriot Day at their clubhouse on Sunday, Sept. 11. This is the 10th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. The event starts at 2 p.m. and features a bagpiper, Sussex Tech Army JROTC and Peninsulaires Barber Shop Harmony Society. The event honors those individuals who risk their lives everyday to protect ours including Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), firefighters, police and all branches of the military. This event is open to everyone so join us to pay tribute to those that serve us everyday.

Nichols to discuss book On Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. the Friends of the Bridgeville Library presents Mary Ann Nichols, standup comic and author. Be prepared for a fun filled evening as she discusses her book, "A Nichols Worth Growing Up in Delaware." The book will be available for purchase. The event will be held in the library meeting room at 600 S. Cannon St., Bridgeville. There will be refreshments. The event is free and open to all. Donations are welcome.

Golf Tournament The fifth annual Bridgeville Charity Open will be held on Friday, Oct. 14, at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville. Registration and a continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start for the four-player scramble at 9 a.m. A luncheon and awards ceremony will follow the tournament. Proceeds will be used to support the efforts of three local organizations - the Bridgeville Kiwanis Foundation, the Bridgeville Lions Club and the Bridgeville Senior Center. In the past four years, the tournament has raised $69,000. This year's tournament will be a scramble, but the field will be separated by flights according to handicap. Senior tees will be available and on-course skill contests will be offered for additional prizes. There are several levels of sponsorship. Hole sponsorships are available for $150. The Early Bird single-player registration fee for the tournament is $140 ($560 per foursome), but will increase to $150 ($600 per foursome) on Sept. 1. The registration fee gives each golfer automatic entrance into all contests. To be a sponsor or register for the golf tournament, contact Peggy Smith at 337-7135.


Senior Center trips The Laurel Senior Center is offering the following trips:

  • Oct. 1-8 - Florida - Disney World & Holy Land
  • Dec. 15 - Radio City Music Hall Christmas Show
For more information, call 875-2536.

Trip to see Jonah St. John's U.M.C., Seaford, is scheduling a bus trip for April 19, 2012, to Sight and Sound Theatre in Strasburg, Pa., to see "Jonah." Departure is at 8:30 a.m. sharp for a 1 p.m. show. The $68 cost covers the show, bus and the driver's tip. A self-pay dinner at Cracker Barrel follows the show. Seats are being reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis with full payment. This is open to other churches and the community. Call Ruth Rhoades at 629-0789 for more information and to reserve your seats. There are only 24 seats left.

Trip to Wallops Island The Seaford Historical Society will sponsor a trip to the NASA Space Flight Center at Wallops Island, Va., on Monday, Oct. 17. The cost is $55 per person which includes all tour fees, lunch and motor coach transportation. Wallops Flight Center is now NASA's principal facility for management and implementation of suborbital research programs. We will be taken out to the Test Range Control Center and possibly see a small rocket launch. Our tour will also include a special presentation and film. NASA requires all persons touring this facility to bring a photo ID. There will be a lunch stop at the Upper Deck Restaurant, south of Pocomoke, Md. The Upper Deck makes their own cornbread daily and specializes in seafood. All lunch entrees will be served with french fries and coleslaw as well as chocolate ice cream for dessert. The menu choices are: steamed shrimp basket, prime rib sandwich with au jus, crab cake sandwich. The bus will leave the Sears parking lot (Seaford Village Shopping Center) at 8 a.m. and return at approximately 5 p.m. Make reservations by calling the SHS office (628-9828) by Oct. 9. It will also be necessary to give us your menu choice at that time.

Dickens Christmas trip AARP 915 is sponsoring a trip to Cambridge, Ohio on Nov. 11-13, for a Dickens Christmas. The trip is all inclusive. For more information, call D. Matthews at 410-754-8189.

AARP offers trips Seaford AARP Chapter #1084 is offering the following trips which are open to the public. For more information, contact Rose at 629-7180. Nov. 6-8 - Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut - Breakfast and dinner vouchers included. Stay at the Great Cedar Hotel and a trip to the Mohegan Sun. Visit the quaint Olde Mystic Village, which is close by, where you can visit the aquarium or the Mystic Seaport Museum on your own as it is within walking distance. Cost: $277 per person/doubles. Dec. 5-7 - "Christmas at the Beach" in Virginia Beach, Va. Oceanfront lodging, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners. After dinner take a tour thru the Norfolk Botanical Gardens to view the Garden of Lights and then a bus tour along the boardwalk to enjoy the Holiday Lights at the Beach - over a 25 block area. Also visit the Virginia Air and Space Center, a Christmas show in the Imax Movie Theater, the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News and a performance of "Star of Wonder: The Mystery of the Christmas Star." Enjoy a holiday meal and entertainment at the historic Boxwood Inn before taking a drive through the park to see the Celebration in Lights at Newport News. On the way home, stop at Williamsburg for a 2 hour guided tour in Colonial Williamsburg and some shopping. Cost: $310 per person/doubles.

North Carolina trip Methodist Manor House is offering the community a trip to Asheville, N.C.and the Biltmore Estates on Oct. 17-20. The trip, which is 4 days, 3 nights for $409 per person, includes 3 deluxe continental breakfast, 3 dinners including dinner at Harrah's Cherokee Casino, the Biltmore Estate, Gardens, & Winery Tour, Grove Arcade, Folk Art Center, Museum of the Cherokee Indian and much more. Reservations will be accepted up to Sept. 1. For more information, call Debbie Reeves at 628-5631, ext. 5631.


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.

'Sea Purls' The "Sea Purls" Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown. For details, call Diane at 228-0235.

Coast Guard Auxiliary The US Coast Guard Auxiliarymeets the 2nd Thursday of every month at the Nanticoke River Yacht Clubon North Market Street in Bladesat 7 p.m. New members are welcome.

SHS Alumni Association The Seaford High School Alumni Association will have their Executive Committee meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Seaford Museum. All members or interested members are encouraged and welcome to attend all meetings. For more information, call Donna Hastings Angell at 629-8077.

Sussex County Marines Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at the VFW Virgil Wilson Post 4961, Middleford Road, Seaford.