Bulletin Board
Thursday, September 15, 2011

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, contact Anthony Policastro at 629-4776.

Historical Society fundraiser The day of the week on which IHOP restaurant will honor coupons to help the Seaford Historical Society has been changed to the third Tuesday of each month. On Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 4 to 9 p.m., the IHOP restaurant, in the Lowes shopping center, will give 10% of the value of each sales check to the society to help with operating expenses at the Ross Mansion and the Seaford Museum. Coupon may be obtained from any SHS member or from the SHS office, 203 High Street. 629-9828. They are also available online at www.seafordhistoricalsociety.com.

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 Science and Religion book discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19. The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have Baby Bookworms on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. This program introduces kids ages 18-36 months to the world of nursery rhymes and books. There is a Pre-K and Kindergarten Story Time at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. This is a story time with crafts and songs. Come and join the Time Traveling Book Club at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center the second Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. This home school program offers a chance for kids in 3rd through 6th grade to read great books and discuss them with friends. Come and join the SMore Books Club at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center the 2nd Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. This program, which is for children in 3rd through 5th grade, offers participants a chance to read great books and discuss them with friends and do a fun craft. Come and join the Livin/Lovin Library Club at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center the 3rd Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m. This program offers an opportunity for students in 3rd through 6th grade to volunteer with the library and learn how it works. The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have Family Fun Night every 4th Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. This is a program for families and children of all ages. 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 Seaford Library and Cultural Center every third Tuesday of the month 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. UNIQUE will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. This program is for adolescent girls to learn leadership and social skills.

Night of Shopping at Wheatons St. Lukes Episcopal Church in Seaford will host a Night of Shopping on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m., at Wheatons, formerly Tulls, along Stein Highway, Route 20 West. Wheatons will be open that evening to only those who have purchased a $5 admission ticket from a member of St. Lukes Church. That ticket will entitle you to a 20% discount on most of the stores merchandise. The Christmas shop will also be open for early holiday purchases. Excluded in the discount is all upholstered furniture and K-cup coffee pods. Tickets can be obtained by calling 745-1998 or St. Lukes church office at 629-7979.

The Jones Boys Benefit Concert The Jones Boys will play a benefit concert at the NanticokeSenior Center on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. Thegroup hasbeen entertaining audiences around Delmarva since 1992, and they will perform country, gospel, 50s rock and bluegrass, as well some original songs. A silent auctionwill be held during the event. Tickets are available at the Senior Center for $10 each. All proceeds benefit the center.

Seaford Luau 2011 The Seaford Elks Lodge is hosting a luau on Saturday, Sept. 17. Cocktails at 6:30, dinner at 7 p.m. The cost is $20 per person and will include good food, fun, music and dancing. For tickets or information, call 629-2458.

New exhibit at the Seaford Museum A new exhibit of memories of the integration of Seaford High School is featured in the Vault Exhibit Area of the Seaford Museum. It is hard for many young people today to comprehend that 50 years ago, schools were separated by race here in Seaford, and much of the country. This exhibit features the names and yearbook pictures of the African American students who entered SHS in September of 1961 and their classmates. Also included are written personal memories of students at the time when this potentially volatile change took place.

Read Aloud Delaware training A Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Seaford Public Library, 600 N. Market St. Ext., Seaford.Call 856-2527 to sign up for training or for more information. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.

Fall Dance Celebration On Friday, Sept. 16, Nanticoke Senior Center (NSC) will host a dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Music will be provided by The Rare Collection, featuring songs from the 40s, 50s and 60s. 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.

Wheatons holds event for SHS On Nov. 15, anyone with a ticket labeled, Wheatons Shopping Party, may go into Wheatons 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. Wheatons is located on Dairy Lane along Stein Highway, Route 20 west, formerly Tulls. 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 Societys 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.

SHS raffles patriotic throw The Seaford Historical Society (SHS) is raffling a small size hand-crocheted American flag quilt. 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. For more information, call the SHS office at 628-9828.

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 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 Boys and Girls 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 Grottos Bike Night is every Wednesday night at Grottos Grand Slam in Seaford, from 5 to 8 p.m. Twenty percent of your tab will be donated by Grottos 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 Librarys 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.

Oyster fritters on Saturday Hope Lodge #4 will be having an oyster fritter fry on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 11 a.m. till they are gone. Oyster sandwiches, homemade cream-of-crab soup and crab cakes will be served.

Laurel Lioness yard sale The Laurel Lioness will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 8, in The Insurance Market Parking Lot, from 7 a.m. until noon. The rain date will be Oct. 15. Lots of wonderful treasures will be available. All proceeds (100%) will be donated back to our community for those in need.

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.

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.

LHS shares scenes from 1941 On Friday, Sept. 30, the Laurel Historical Society will present a Dinner and Movie at St. Philips Episcopal Church that will feature videos about Laurel life in 1941. Kendal Jones will narrate and identify many of the faces and businesses shown in the videos. We hope that the audience will participate by sharing their own memories and reflections of these filmed events in Laurel history. The dinner and showing will be open to the public for $25 per person.Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and the video showing is from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Cook House on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. or by calling Doug Breen at 875-0110. Seating will be limited so be sure to get your tickets early.

LHS Basket Bingo A Basket Bingo fundraiser will be held at St. Philips Episcopal Church on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the Bingo games run from 7 to 9 p.m. Food will be available along with free soft drinks and desserts. There will also be door prizes. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 875-7665.

Learn to Knit workshops The Learn to Knit workshops will resume this fall at the Laurel Public Library at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, in the Carpenter Community Room for beginners and those needing more advanced help. The workshops will continue monthly on the last Thursday of each month even if there are five Thursdays. Changes due to holidays are an exception and will be posted in advance. Beginners are asked to bring a set of size 7 or 8 and a skein of yarn.

Support the Boy Scouts Laurel Cub Scout Pack 90 is selling tickets for an AYCE Pancake breakfast at Applebees in Seaford on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 8 to 11 a.m. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for kids under 5. We have also begun our annual popcorn fundraiser. To support the scout program, contact Cub Master Clifford Alpert at 228-2390.

Request for articles The Laurel Alumni Association annual newsletter for the membership year from July 1, 2010 thru June 30, 2011, will be published in September. Please forward all articles, including class reunion write ups and pictures and any other articles of interest, to Doug Marvil, 9277 Sharptown Rd., Laurel, DE 19956. You may also call Doug at 875-9427 or email demarvil@verizon.net.

Help Boy Scout Troop 90 Boy Scouts Troop 90 will have a car wash and yard salewith Scrapple sandwiches for sale on Saturday, Sept. 17 starting at 7 a.m., at Chets Auto Body in Laurel. Donations towards the troops advancement fund will be appreciated.

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.


Delmar Heritage Day The 2011 Delmar Heritage Day will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., at venues across the Town of Delmar. From car show to fireworks, a full day of events is scheduled. Activities begin with Opening Ceremonies at North Pennsylvania Avenue at 9 a.m. Presentation of the flag and performance of the national anthem by the Delmar High School A Cappella choir is scheduled. The newly refurbished Municipal Building, in the former Bank of Delmar, will be open for tours to the public from 10 a.m. to noon. Craft and art exhibitors and food vendors will open for business at 9 a.m. along Pennsylvania Avenue. The Delmar Heritage Day Car Show, sponsored by the Lower Delaware Mustang Club, opens registration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the downtown area, with awards presented at 4 p.m. Registration for the Car Show is $12. Adjacent to the downtown area, at 1st and Grove Streets, in the St. Stephens United Methodist Church parking lot, a Farmers Market from 9 a.m. until noon will feature local growers produce. Live musical performances are scheduled at the downtown location, including a performance by 13 South from 1:30 to 4 p.m. The popular Pie-Eating Contest will be held at noon. Activities move to Gordy Park at 4 p.m. Registration opens for skateboard competitions with contests held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration also opens at 4 p.m. for a basketball skills competition and 5 on 5 game, single elimination, tournament. Fireworks at dusk (8 p.m.) at Mason Dixon Park close the celebration. Exhibitors can obtain more information by calling Delmar Town Hall at 410-896-2777, ext. 103, or visiting www.townofdelmar.us. Activities and schedule are subject to change. There is no rain date for the event.

Fire Dept. celebrates anniversary The Delmar Fire Department will celebrate its 90th anniversary with festivities on Sunday, Oct. 9, starting at 9 a.m. Schedule of events - Little Miss registration, 9-9:30 a.m.; Delmar High School chorus, 9:30 a.m.; Little Miss pageant, 10 a.m.; Big Miss registration, 10-10:30 a.m.; Big Miss pageant, 11 a.m.; lunch; parade line up, 1 p.m.; parade, 2 p.m.; awards immediately following parade; band, Sneak Preview will perform.

Beef and dumplings dinner An all-you-can-eat beef and dumplings dinner will be held on Sunday, Oct. 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Delmar VFW. Tickets are $12 each with proceeds benefitting the Steamers soccer team of Delmar.

Call David Shores at 410-422-4983 or Tom Jewell at 846-2525 for tickets.

Town of Delmar announcements Fire hydrant flushing - The Delmar Public Works department will conduct fire hydrant flushing on Friday, Oct. 21 at 9 p.m. Low water pressure and/or discoloration may occur. Residents should store water in advance for this period. Delmar Christmas parade - The Delmar Christmas parade is Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. The rain date for the event, which is sponsored by the Greater Delmar Chamber of Commerce, is Dec. 17. Fire Prevention pageant - The Delmar Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual Miss and Little Miss Fire Prevention pageant on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 4 p.m. Sportsmans Giveaway - The Fifth Annual Sportmans Giveaway is Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Delmar Fire Department. Drawings begin at 1 p.m. and will take place every 10 minutes until 7 p.m. You do not have to be present to win. Tickets can be purchased using Paypal or from any member of the Delmar Fire Department. Call the department at 846-2530 for more information. Fire Prevention Parade - The Delmarva Volunteer Firemans Association will hold a fire prevention parade in Delmar at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9. There will be participants from Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. The parade will start on Pennsylvania Avenue at the Little League field and will continue onto Bi-State Blvd., Lincoln Ave., and then down Grove Street to Delmar High School.

Delmar Library events The following events will be held at the Delmar Library in September. For more information, call the library at 846-9894 or visit the library. Library Card Sign-Up - September is Library Card Sign-Up month. Everyone signing up for a free Delaware Library Card for the first time will be eligible to win a basket full of gifts, courtesy of the Delmar Public Library. Having a library card allows children and adults to borrow books, movies and music, use computers free of charge, and provides students free access to databases of news articles, encyclopedias and test preparation materials, as well as homework help and resources. Story Time - Preschool children, their parents and friends are welcome to attend Story Time every Wednesday in Sept. at 10 a.m. Each 30-minute program is planned with stories, crafts and other activities. Programs will be held on Sept. 14, 21 and 28. After School Fun - Middle and high school students are welcome at the library on Tuesdays, Sept. 20 and 27, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., for Wii games, Just Dance, Rock Band and more. Pages and Pizza - Teens are welcome to share a book and pizza at the Pages and Pizza Recent Reads program on Monday, Sept. 19, at 4:30 p.m. Bring any book you are reading and talk about your likes and dislikes. Books are required for pizza. Registration is also required. Wii Bowling - Adults are welcome to join us for Wii Bowling on Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required.


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.

CHEER hosts seminar The Greenwood CHEER Activity will host a seminar entitled Osteoarthritis 101 on Friday, Sept. 16, at 12:45 p.m. The program is presented by Michele Marshilii, Community Development Associate Director with the Arthritis Foundation. The program is free and open to the public. For more information call Dixie Carlisle at the center, 349-5237.

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.

Benefit for library Friendlys in Seaford will donate 10% of total receipts to the Friends of the Greenwood Library on Thursday, Sept. 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. No tickets required. Mark your calendar, grab a friend and enjoy an evening out. Support the Friends as they raise money for their new library.

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 call Robin Miller at the Greenwood Library at 349-5309. For more information about the L.E.A.P. program, visit www.leapreading.org.

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. 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 Yoders Country Store in Greenwood. For more information, contact the Greenwood Library at 349-5309 or visit www.greenwood.lib.de.us.

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 Patriots Pen contests are now available by the Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post of 7478 located at 2 Governors Ave., in Greenwood. This years theme for the Voice of Democracy contest is, Is There Pride in Serving in Our Military?The theme for the Patriots Pen contest is, Are You Proud of Your Country? The Voice of Democracy contest is open to students in grades 9 through 12 while Patriots 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.


Bridgeville Library events All programming provided by the library is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Karen Johnson at 337-7401, ext. 107. Lap Sit - Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years. Story time - Tuesdays at 11 a.m. for 2 to 4-year-olds and Thursdays at 11 a.m. for ages 4 to 6. Family Nights - Third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. September: Leaves & Apple Fest - Crafts, games and yummy apple treats. October: Pumpkin Perfection - Join us for pumpkin decorating, refreshments and fun. Recent Reads at your Library - Join us for a group discussion of your favorite recent read. Participants are encouraged to attend and share their latest literary favorite. A light luncheon will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Saturday, Sept. 17 - international hors doeuvres theme; Saturday, Oct. 22 - autumn bounty theme. Fundraiser - Join us at the Texas Roadhouse in Seaford on Thursday, Sept. 22 from 4 to 10 p.m. Vouchers/invitations are available at the library and Bridgeville Town Hall. Present your voucher/invitation when paying your bill and 10% of your food costs are donated to the library.

Community Yard Sale The Town of Bridgeville will host a community-wide yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 24, beginning at 7 a.m., with lots of bargains throughout town.

Basket Bingo The Bridgeville Fire Company Auxiliary will host a Basket Bingo on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Bridgeville Fire Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with games starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. There will be door prizes between every game with the Bronze Leaf Lamp as the grand door prize. There will also be a 50/50 drawing, basket raffles and free refreshments during intermission. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 337-7429 or 337-7446.

Indoor Yard Sale An indoor yard salewill be held from7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept.17, in the Fellowship Hall of Union United Methodist Church, Bridgeville. For more information, call the church office at 337-7409.

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 years 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 $150 ($600 per foursome.) 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.

Winter Caribbean Cruise Dr. Marie Wolfgang is again sponsoring a 12 night Winter Getaway Cruise to the southern Caribbean as a fundraiser for Relay for Life, sailing from Cape Liberty, N.J. on Feb. 10. The itinerary includes St. Thomas, St. Kitts, St. Johns (Antigua), St. Lucia and St. Maarten (Philipsburg). Transportation to and from the dock is available. For a brochure, call or visit Dr. Wolfgangs office at One Cedar Avenue in Seaford or call Carolyn Griffith at 629-4471. Space is limited.

Trip to see Jonah St. Johns 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 drivers 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. 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 NASAs 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 Harrahs Cherokee Casino, the Biltmore Estate, Gardens, & Winery Tour, Grove Arcade, Folk Art Center, Museum of the Cherokee Indian and much more. 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.

NARFE meeting The Western Sussex Chapter (1992) of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) will hold their next meeting at noon on Monday, Sept. 19, with lunch at the Pizza King Restaurant on Stein Highway in Seaford. The speaker will be Paul Dorey of the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club.For more information, contact Richard Stec at 684-1729.

Seaford Republican Womens Club The Seaford Republic Womens Club will meet on Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Pizza King restaurant at 10:30 a.m. Vance Phillips will be speaking about issues being handled by the Sussex County Council starting at 11 a.m. Lunch from the menu at 12 noon is optional. The meeting is open to the public. There is no charge. For further information, call Gloria Burton at 629-3470.

Seaford Widowed Persons meet The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 12:15 p.m. at the Georgia House in Laurel. The planned guest speaker will be State Rep. Daniel B. Short, 39th District.

Republican Womens Club The September meeting of the Sussex County Republican Womens Club (SCRWC) will be held at the Baywood Greens Country Club House, Long Neck,on Wednesday, Sept. 28.This will be a dinner meeting beginning at 6 p.m. Guest speaker will be State Representative Ruth Briggs King of the 37th District. Dinner will be served for $20 per person ($18 if reservations are made by Sept. 22). Reservations are required. Contact Kathy Vengazo at 539-4757 or kvengazo@aol.com. For more information about the club, visit www.scrwc.net.

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.

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.


Country breakfast buffet A country breakfast buffet will be held every fourth Sunday each month 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 in Galestown, Md. The next breakfast will be Sunday, Sept. 25.

Chicken and dumpling dinner The women of Woodland United Methodist Church will serve a chicken and dumpling dinner on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $10; children 6 to 12 are $4; 5 and under are free. No carry-outs. For more information, call 629-5404 or 629-4662.