Bulletin Board
Thursday, September 22, 2011
 
SEAFORD EVENTS:

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 Dr. Anthony Policastro at 629-4776.

AARP Driver Safety Program An AARP Driver Safety Course for any and all drivers will be given from 1 - 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29 and Friday, Sept. 30, at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Rd., Seaford. The 2-day program, sponsored by AARP, stresses how older drivers may operate vehicles safely. Upon completion, participants receive a certificate entitling them to a 10% reduction in their auto liability insurance. A 15% reduction is given to anyone repeating the program within three years. For information and registration, call James Devone at 629-8081, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $12 for members and $14 for non-members.

Safe Boating Class The United States Power Squadron will conduct a Safe Boating Course at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. The class is scheduled to meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15. The fee is $20 per person or $30 for up to three in the same family. Pre-registration is on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. Minimum age to take this class is 12. You will receive your course books to study in advance which is strongly encouraged. You may also register from 8:30 to 9 a.m. on the day of the class. For more information, contact CM Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

Homecoming at SHS Student Government at Seaford High School will present its annual Homecoming on Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22. The annual parade will be Friday night, followed by the football game vs. Woodbridge. Homecoming king and queen will be announced at halftime as well as the float competition winners. The dance for students will be on Saturday night. Participants and convertibles are still needed. For more information, call Lynne Banning or Dara Laws at 629-4587.

Join Scouting Night Calling all boys in grades 1 through 5! Join Cub Scouts Packs 182, 249, 381. An information meeting will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Seaford Parks and Rec, 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford. For more information, contact Micah Melton at 531-5222 or email mmelton@dmvc.org.

German Oktoberfest Oct. 7-8 St. Johns German Oktoberfest opens on Friday, Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. and continues on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m., at St. Johns Church located on the corner of Seabury Avenue and School Place in Milford. Festivities will kick off on Friday evening with The Funsters, a fun-loving, 10-piece band. The international food court will serve the traditional German entrees, along with Italian, Hispanic, Polish and Filipino dishes. Homemade crab cakes, hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries, Italian ice, pretzels and homemade baked desserts are also on the menu. Homemade ice cream is back by popular demand. On Saturday festivities include arts and crafts, a White Elephant, helicopter rides, over 100 homemade desserts and entertainment. The inflatables are back and include a slide, moon walk and obstacle course. Also on Saturday, a petting zoo and pony rides will be open for children to enjoy. On Saturday afternoon, a new German Band, Immergrxn Musikanten, will join us for the first time. Spanish dancers and the McAleer School of Irish Dancers will also appear on Saturday. Starting at 4:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon the entertainment comes alive with Elvis, followed by the Honey Combs at 6 p.m. For more information, call 422-5123, ext. 13.

Historical Society fundraisers On Monday, Sept. 26, the Seaford Pizza King Restaurant on Stein Highway will be helping the Seaford Historical Society by offering 10% of all sales with the presentation of a coupon. The hours are 4 to 8 p.m. and include carry-outs as well as eat-ins. Coupons are available from the SHS members or the SHS office at 203 High Street, 629-9828, or on the web at www.seafordhistoricalsociety.com. 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. Coupons 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. On November 15 anyone with a ticket labeled, Wheatons Shopping Party may shop 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 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 Street, 628-9828.

Seaford Wesleyan yard sale The Young at Heart senior group is holding a yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 24, starting at 7 a.m., at the Ark, 26630 Sussex Hwy. Rent a table space for $5. Bring your own table, or use ours. Call early to reserve a table, at 877-0815. Food items will also be for sale. Rain date is October 1.

Wheatons Shopping Party On October 18, the Nanticoke River Yacht Club will be hosting a shopping party at Wheatons store on Stein Hwy. (Rt. 20). Anyone with a ticket may go into Wheatons from 6 to 8 p.m. and get a 20% discount. There will be refreshments and door prizes. Tickets may be purchased for $5 each from Pat Hamstead and some other members of the NRYC. For tickets and more information, call Pat at 629-2087.

School Supply Campaign A school supply program is being coordinated by Christ Evangelistic Church to help children in Laurel (CEC is the coordinating church for all the churches in the Laurel area). Churches are asked to continue collecting school supplies. This will continue through the first weekend of November. Anyone wishing to make a donation may write on the check for school supplies. Contact Mary Ann Tice at 875-2915 or Ruth Rhoades at 629-0789.

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.T hegroup 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. Tickets are available at the Senior Center for $10 each. All proceeds benefit the center.

New exhibit at the museum A new exhibit of memories of the integration of Seaford High School is featured in the Vault Exhibit Area of the Seaford Museum. Fifty years ago schools were separated by race 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. Volunteer readers are needed in Sussex County.

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. Must be 21 to play.

SHS raffles patriotic throw The Seaford Historical Society is raffling a small hand-crocheted American flag quilt. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. They are available from SHS members or the office at 203 High Street, 628-9828. The drawing will take place at the SHS Annual Meeting on Jan. 16, 2012. For more information call 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. 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 are welcome, such as 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. 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 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.

James Family Association The James Family Association will host a yard sale Saturday, Oct. 1 (rain date Oct. 8). The location is in the Tyndalls Casual Furniture parking lot. There will be BBQ chicken, homemade ice cream, baked goods and household items for sale.

Sussex County Cousins meet Newcomers to Sussex County are often cautioned by local residents to be careful of what they say, because everyone here seems to be related. It doesnt take long to realize that there is a lot of truth to that adage, and its never more evident than to the people whose ancestral roots reach deep into Sussex County history. The Laurel Public Library and the Sussex County Genealogy Society have formed a roundtable-type interest group to address these connections between Sussex County families. The group, Sussex County Cousins, meets annually in a family reunion format to share their genealogical research, compare notes and help each other unravel the puzzles of our ancestors and how they are related. This informal group is not intended to be a how-to instruction for beginning genealogy, but rather a means of discovering other people who are researching branches of the same family trees. Cousins who are new to genealogy research are welcome. The next meeting of Sussex County Cousins will be held at the Laurel Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Carpenter Community Room from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The morning session of sharing and networking will be followed with an afternoon presentation featuring Russ McCabe, former director of the Delaware Public Archives. McCabe, who will speak on how location affects genealogy research, is well known throughout the state for his understanding of Delaware history. At the conclusion of the meeting, researchers are encouraged to make use of the librarys extensive local history and genealogy collection on the second floor. Participants are encouraged to bring a bag lunch as the family discussions often spill over into the noon hour. For more information, visit www.laurel.lib.de.us or email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us.

LAUREL EVENTS:

Recycling in Laurel Recycling in Laurel began Thursday, Sept. 15, and will continue on Thursdays every other week, with the next day of pickup being Thursday, Sept. 29. For more information, call the Town of Laurel at 875-2277.

Teen Advisory Board meeting The Teen Advisory Board of the Laurel Public Library is meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26.Teens in grades 7 through 12 are invited to attend this organizational meeting to set up plans for the fall. Pizza, drinks and dessert will be served. For more information, call the library at 875-3184 or email the Youth Services Librarian, Cindy Woodruff, at cindy.woodruff@lib.de.us.

LHS presents Scenes from 1941 On Friday, Sept. 30, the Laurel Historical Society will present a Dinner and Movie featuring videos about life in Laurel in 1941 at St. Philips Episcopal Church. 16mm movies taken in 1941 were converted to DVD by the LHS and are being shared with the community of Laurel. The films include the Harvest Parade and almost 30 local businesses. Kendal Jones will narrate and identify many of the faces and businesses shown in the videos. The audience is encouraged to 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 is at 6 p.m. and the video showing is from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the Cook House, 502 E. 4th St., on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. You may also obtain tickets at the Bank of Delmarva or make a reservation by calling Doug Breen at 875-0110. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Book Clubs meet at library Area readers are invited to the Laurel Public Library on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, for Connecting Book Clubs, an informal session of networking among people willing to share their love of books. The nature and frequency of book clubs has exploded in recent years, moving from private homes into bookstores, coffee houses, restaurants and public libraries. Originally intended as a group of people all reading and discussing the same title, new formats of book discussion groups are developing every day. Non-traditional groups formed by subject, theme or miscellaneous reading interests are gaining popularity. Connecting Book Clubs is intended to bring together patrons who are currently involved in a book club, as well as those interested in establishing or joining a new group. New variations to the book club format will be presented for readers who are not interested in the traditional format of one book being read by the entire group. Library staff will engage participants in networking among themselves and provide training on how Delaware libraries can help with all aspects of this increasingly popular reading activity. Light refreshments will be served. Pre-registration by mail or phone 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, call 875-3184 or email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us.

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.

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.

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 EVENTS:

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.

Giant yard sale The Delmar Church of God of Prophecy is holding a yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. To rent a space, contact 443-235-5494. Hamburgers and hotdogs on sale. The church is located on Rt. 13 and Dorothy Road (3 mi. north of the MD/DE line).

Local folk musician will perform The Delmar Public Library will be a location during Delmar Heritage Day on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 to 3 p.m. Visit the library and view items in its historical collection of railroad antiques and collectibles as well as other items from the history of Delmar. Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame member Tom Young will be available during the morning to share his collection of Delmar sports memorabilia and to talk about town teams, semi-pro sports and Delmar history. At 1 p.m., local folk musician Diana Wagner will present an hour-long concert of local and regional folk music, including songs of the railroad.

Diana Wagner is an acoustic musician and folk singerwho preserves and shareshistoric and traditional folk music.As anhistorian, collector and performer of historic and traditional music, Wagner gives voice to our musical traditions and tells the stories behind the songs. Born in northern Wisconsin, Wagner plays acoustic and classical guitar, dulcimer, a bit of banjo and diddley-bow. She also playsmultiple percussion hand instruments.Wagner directs the Maryland site of Guitars in the Classroom, an innovative program that brings guitars and music integration to classrooms across the Eastern Shore of Maryland. For more information about these free programs, call the Delmar Public Library at 846-9894 or visit the library at 101 N. Bi-State Blvd., Delmar.

Fall Mum Sale, Cookbooks The Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary (DFDLA) is holding a Fall Mum Sale. Mums are $5 each and can be pre-ordered from any auxiliary member or by calling 875-2195 or 846-2335. Mums will be picked up on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Delmar Fire Dept. The sale benefits the DFDLA. The DFDLA is also selling Delmar Ladies Auxiliary Cookbooks featuring 600 recipes to benefit the auxiliary. Cookbooks are $15 each. To purchase a cookbook, contact any auxiliary member or call 875-2195 or 846-2335.

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.

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. After School Fun - Middle and high school students are welcome at the library on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., for Wii games, Just Dance, Rock Band and more.

GREENWOOD EVENTS:

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.

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.

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 EVENTS:

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. 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, Oct. 22 - autumn bounty theme.

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.

Bridgeville hosts Clean-Up Day Bridgeville will conduct a Community-Wide Clean-Up Day on Saturday, Oct. 1. All items must be curbside by 6 a.m., as Waste Management trucks will only go down each street one time. Allowable items for pick-up include: furniture, household trash, stoves, scrap metal, etc. Yard waste must be kept separate with limbs bundled in 4 ft. lengths; all other yard waste must be bagged. Refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners will only be picked up if the freon has been removed. Dried paint, stain, etc. must be kept in a separate area from the rest of the trash. Items that will not be picked up include tires, batteries, oil, construction materials, dirt, rocks, bricks, etc. Questions may be directed to Town Manager Merritt Burke at 337-7135.

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.

Golf Tournament The fifth Annual Bridgeville Charity Open Golf Tournament is quickly approaching. The event is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 14, at the Heritage Shores Golf Club in Bridgeville. Tom Carey, tournament chairman, suggests that those interested in playing in the tournament need to act now to ensure participation. We are very appreciative of the sponsor response we have received. Currently, we can accommodate additional sponsors and foursomes, so I encourage anyone interested in participating to contact the town office to request a registration form. Forms can also be obtained by visiting the towns website at townofbridgeville.net (News and Notices section) or by stopping by the Heritage Shores Pro Shop. The proceeds from the event will be used to support the worthwhile efforts of three local organizations the Bridgeville Kiwanis Foundation, the Bridgeville Lions Club and the Bridgeville Senior Center. The format for the tournament is a four-person scramble with prizes awarded to the top two foursomes in each flight, based on handicaps. Golfers will also have an opportunity to compete for prizes in other on-course games and contests. A souvenir gift package, which includes a golf shirt, will be provided to all participants and the event will feature a continental breakfast and a buffet lunch in the Club House at Heritage Shores. The tournament registration fee is $150 per player. Registration must be completed by October 5. Interested sponsors and foursomes may contact Peggy Smith at the town office, 337-7135, to learn more about how to help this worthwhile cause.

TRIPS:

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, Virginia on Monday Oct. 17. The cost is $55 per person which includes all tour fees, lunch and motor coach transportation. Youll be taken out to the Test Range Control Center and possibly see a small rocket launch. The tour includes 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 City, Md. The final stop will be the Discovery Center in Pocomoke, City. The bus will leave the Sears parking lot (Seaford Village Shopping Center) at 8 a.m. and return at approximately 5 p.m. Please make reservations by calling the SHS office, 628-9828, by October 9.

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.

Delmar Alumni trips The Delmar Alumni Association will be offering two trips, via Holloway Transit, for members, associates and friends. Saturday, Nov. 12, The Miracle of Christmas at the Millennium Theatres Sight and Sound, a 300 foot wrap around stage. The cost is $141 per person. Thursday, Dec. 15, Its Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster, Penn., $110 per person. For more information, contact Dot Wolfgang, Delmar Alumni activities chairperson, at 846-2366.

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.

MEETINGS:

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.

Democrat Club meeting The Western Sussex Democrat Club will hold its first meeting of the season at Dukes Pool House, Sycamore Road, in Laurel on Monday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m.

GOP Womens Club The Seaford Republican 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 is optional. For details, call Gloria Burton at 629-3470.

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. 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.

SURROUNDING AREAS:

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.

Sharptown on the Nanticoke Come to Sharptown on the Nanticoke on Saturday, Sept. 24. The town-wide yard sale starts at 7 a.m. and Heritage Day starts at 10 a.m. with a peformance by the Mardela Springs Marching Band. Good Eastern Shore food will be available for breakfast and lunch. Games for children include scarecrow makings and more. There will be something for the young and old. For more information, call 410-883-3754 or 443-880-0418.

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.