Bulletin Board
Thursday, October 13, 2011
 
SEAFORD EVENTS:

Return to Glory tournament The Nanticoke Senior Center will host the 1st Annual Return to Glory charity golf tournament and banquet on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Hoopers Landing Golf Course. The tournament is a scramble format with a shot-gun start at 9:30 a.m. Cocktails and a silent auction are at 4:30 p.m. followed by a dinner/coach roast at 6:30 p.m. To register for the golf tournament and/or dinner, contact the Nanticoke Senior Center at 629-4939 or visit www.nanticokeseniorcenter.com. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Basket Bingo Seaford Elks Lodge is having a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, Oct. 13, Doors open at 6 p.m.; games begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. There will be 20 games plus several door prizes and raffles. Proceeds benefit the Elks National Foundation. For further info or reservations call 628-2926 or 628-7864.

Historical Society fundraiser The Seaford IHOP restaurant near Lowes is sponsoring a fund raising night for the Seaford Historical Society on Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 4 to 8 p.m. Upon presentation of a coupon, IHOP will donate 10% of a customers payment to the SHS. These funds are needed for operating expenses at the Seaford Museum and the Ross Mansion. Coupons may be obtained from any SHS member or from the SHS office at 203 High Street, phone 629-9828 or online at www.seafordhistoricalsociety.com.

Pink Feather Hair Extensions For the month of October, Styles By Us, 324 E Stein Hwy., Seaford, will donate 25% of the pink feather hair extension sales to Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. With every extension purchase, you will be entered to win a Breast Cancer Awareness Gift Basket. Call to make an appointment today at 629-3244.

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 Critical Reading book discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17. The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will be closed on Thursday, Oct. 20, for Staff Development Day. We will be open for regular business hours on Friday, Oct. 21. The Job Center at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center in cooperation with Delaware Center for Distance Adult Learning will offer High School Diploma/GED classes every other Monday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For information, call 302-883-0420 or 888-321-4723. The Job Center at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center will offer Open Lab for walk-in patrons on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Call 302-222-3618 for more information. The Job Center at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center in cooperation with Sussex Tech will offer a Basic Computer class workshop and Computer Software workshop on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Call 302-222-3618 for dates and to register. 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 old to the world of nursery rhymes and books. There is a Pre-K and Kindergarten Story Time with crafts and songs at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center every first and third Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Come and join the Time Traveling Book Club at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center the second Thursday of each month starting at 1:30 p.m. This is a home school program for children in 3rd through 6th grade. Come and join the SMore Books Club for kids in 3rd through 5th grade at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center the second Thursday of each month starting at 4 p.m. The kids will read great books, discuss them with friends and do a fun craft. Come and join the Livin/Lovin Library Club for kids in 3rd through 6th grade at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center the third Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m. Kids will volunteer at the library and learn how it works. The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have Family Fun Night every fourth 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.

Harvest Party The Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club will hold a Harvest Party featuring free fun for the entire family on Friday, Oct. 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The party includes swimming, a costume contest, arts and crafts and family games. For more information, call Angie at 628-3789.

Methodist Manor House Bazaar The Methodist Manor House in Seaford will holds its Annual Bazaar on Friday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The bazaar includes crafts, quilting items, woodworking, holiday decorations and much more. The Thrift Shop and Pineapple Boutique will be open. There will be a chicken salad luncheon platter served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $7.50 and carry out is available. Advance tickets are on sale in the boutique. For more information, call 628-5631.

Seaford Block Watch Clean Up The Seaford Block Watch Clean Up is looking for volunteers on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 9 a.m., to help clean up the community. Meet at City Hall for directions, bags, gloves and a vest. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Rain date is Saturday, Nov. 5. For more information, call 228-5636.

Halloween Parade & Party The Downtown Seaford Association presents a Halloween Parade & Party on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Line-up begins at 6:15 p.m. on Cedar at High Street. The parade, which starts at 7 p.m., will go from High Street to Arch Street, to King Street to the Seaford Fire Hall, where the party will be held. Must be in costume to enter.

Safe Boating Class The United States Power Squadron will conduct a Safe Boating Course at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club 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. Minimum age to take this class is 12. Registration from 8:30 to 9 a.m. 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 against Woodbridge. Homecoming king and queen will be announced at halftime as well as the float competition winners. For more information, call Lynne Banning or Dara Laws at 629-4587.

Wheatons Shopping Party 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. 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.

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 members of the NRYC. For more information, call Pat at 629-2087.

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 and 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.

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.

LAUREL EVENTS:

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.

AARP Refresher Driving Course An AARP Refresher Driving Course will be held at 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, at the Laurel Senior Center. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. To register, call 875-2536.

Odd Fellows Cemetery House Dont let the agonizing screams deter you from entering the disturbing dungeons and maddening mazes of this seasons Cemetery House in Laurel. Sponsored by The Odd Fellows Charity Lodge #27, the Cemetery House is open Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, and is located on the west side of town at Sharptown and Hastings roads, next to the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Parking is available next to the Laurel Firehouse on 10th Street. Tickets are sold from 7 to 11 p.m. Admission is $8 and children under 6 are free. Receive $1 off admission with a non-perishable food item donation. Limit one discount per person.

Burton LeCates Family Reunion The Daniel Burton LeCates Family Reunion will be held at Kings Church on Gordy Road in Laurel on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. Family members can call 302-245-6851 or email Mrblue055@gmail.com for more information.

Oyster Fritter Fry Due to the Apple-Scrapple festival, Hope Lodge #4 will be moving the monthly Oyster Fritter Fry to Saturday, Oct. 22, from 11 a.m. until they are gone. Oyster fritters, home made cream of crab soup, crab cakes and drinks will be offered.

Chinese Auction The Episcopal Churchwomen of St. Philips, Laurel will hold their annual Chinese Auction on Saturday, Nov. 12. Doors will open in Memorial Hall at 5:30 p.m. Chili, hot dogs, assorted homemade treats, plus chips and beverages will be available at 6 p.m. This annual event is affordable and enjoyable for the entire family. In addition to bid items (20 for $1), a 50-50 drawing will be offered. For more information, contact Geraldine Taylor, chairman, or one of the committee members.

Vera Bradley Bingo The Laurel Lioness will be holding a Vera Bradley Bingo on Tuesday, Oct 18 at the Laurel High School Gym. Doors open at 6 p.m., bingo starts at 7 p.m. There will be door prizes, desserts and snacks. Hot dogs and drinks will be sold. Tickets, $20, may be purchased at the door or call 875-5597 for advance tickets. Proceeds will be used for community needs projects.

Trunk or Treat Trunk or Treat at Laurel Wesleyan Church on Monday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Join us for a night of safe family fun. We will be handing out candy in the parking lot at each theme decorated car trunk. Free hot dogs, hot chocolate, popcorn and cotton candy. For more information, call 875-5380 or visit www.laurelwesleyan.org.

Halloween movie night Come, if you dare, to the Laurel Public Library for a viewing of the chilling thriller, 1408, on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. Halloween movie night for adults 18 and older. Released in the U.S.in 2007, 1408 is an American psychological horror film based on the Stephen King short story. The cast includes John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson and Mary McCormack.

Trick or Treating in Laurel Trick or Treating in Laurel will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31, for children 12 and under.

Church Bazaar Bethany Community Church will have a Fall and Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Laurel Grange Hall on Rt. 9, half a mile east of Rt. 13. Many unique handmade items for decor, gifts or personal use and fishing tackle.Pepper relish, pickled beets and fruit jams. White elephant and bake tables and lunch. For more information, call Jackie at 875-7625.

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:

Sportsmans Giveaway The Delmar Volunteer Fire Department will hold the Fifth Annual Sportsmans Giveaway on Nov. 5. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the cost of admission is $15 for non ticket holders. Tickets cost $25 per person. You must be 18 years of age or older to enter and claim a prize. Visit www.delmar74fire.com for more information.

Holiday Craft, Gift Sale The 2nd Annual Holiday Craft and Gift Sale is Saturday, Oct. 15, at 601 E. Jewel St., Delmar, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gifts, crafts and baked goods will be for sale.

Spaghetti dinner The Bi-State Ruritans will sponsor an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Melson Church Community Hall, Melson Road and Melson Church Road, east of Delmar. Cost is $8 per person for spaghetti, salad, bread, iced tea and coffee. A chinese auction is also planned (bidders do not need to be present to win). Tickets are available at the door.

Cheerleading Clinic The Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay will sponsor a Cheerleading Clinic on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Delmar Middle/High School from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Cheerleading Clinic is for all girls in grades kindergarten through fifth. The Delmar High School Varsity Cheerleading Squad will be the instructors for the clinic.Activities will include stretching, tumbling, arm movements, chants, dance and building skills.The cost is $25 per girl. You do not have to be a Girl Scout to register for the clinic. Register to attend by Wednesday, Oct. 26. For more details or to sign up, call Pat Lewis at 410-742-5107 or 1-800-374-9811, ext. 26 or email plewis@cbgsc.org. To learn more about Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay, visit www.GSCB.org or call 1-800-374-9811 or 410-742-5107.

October programs at the library Book and Bake Sale - The Friends of the Delmar Public Library will hold a Book and Bake Sale on Friday, Oct. 14, from 4 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 15, from 8 a.m. to noon, at the library. Interested people are encouraged to attend. Tombstones and Ghost Stories - Author and storyteller Ed Okonowitz offers chilling tales and legends in his ghost books, fascinating stories shared by residents of the region in the oral history volumes and suspenseful fiction in the popular Delmarva murder mystery series. Okonowitz will be at the library with his Tombstones and Ghost Stories program on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. This program is for adults. Story time - Preschool story time continues at the library on Wednesdays, Oct. 19 and 26 at 10 a.m. All programs are offered free of charge. Pages and Pizza - Middle school students are welcome to attend Pages and Pizza book club on Monday, Oct. 17, at 4:30 p.m. Bring along the books youre currently reading. Pre-registration is required for this free program. After school fun for middle and high schoolers - Bored after school? Middle and high school students can spend time at the library on Tuesdays, Oct. 18, and 25, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wii games, Rock Band, whatever the mood. Snacks are offered for this free program. Pirate Day - Thursday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wear your best pirate duds. Arrive early for face painting. Play pirate games, sing pirate songs and eat pirate food. For more information on these and other programs at the Delmar Public Library, call 846-9894 or visit the library at 101 N. Bi-State Blvd., Delmar.

ESBF Annual Banquet Seven new members will be inducted into the Eastern Shore Baseball Foundation (ESBF) Hall of Fame during the organizations annual banquet on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Delmar VFW. Cost to attend is $20 per person.

The following individuals will be inducted: Tom Adams (deceased), Al Deluca (deceased), Jerry Borga, Claude Hall, Danny Miller, Wayne Mitchell and Tom Brown. After a social hour at 5 p.m., attendees will be treated to a dinner and presentation by University of Maryland - Eastern Shore Baseball Coach Will Gardner. For tickets, call Kenny Green (410-742-6096), Jeff Fields (410-341-7387) or Tommy Young (875-3917).

Delmar events 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. 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.

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 details, contact Robin Miller at 349-5309.

Warming Tree Project The Ladies Auxiliary of the Greenwood Memorial Post 7478 (LAVFW) is conducting their annual Warming Tree Project for elementary age children for Make A Difference Day on Sunday, Oct. 23.Newgloves, scarves, ear muffs, hats, sweatshirts, sweaters, coats, socks and underwear are needed. Contact Senior Vice President Michaele Russell at 349-4220 for information on the drop-off of donations.

Candy drive for troops The public is invited to help the troops overseas have a happy Halloween this year with a candy drive.The sisters of the Ladies Auxiliary from Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 are collecting prewrapped hard candy to send to the troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. Contact Michaele Russell at 349-4220 to make arrangements for donations to be delivered for the troops. Candy needs to be received by the LAVFW by Oct. 21.

GHS Alumni fundraiser The Greenwood High School Alumni Association will hold a scholarship fundraiser covered dish dinner and auction on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m., at the Greenwood Fire Hall on Route 13. Tickets are $3. Everyone brings a covered dish and an item for the auction.Ham, macaroni and cheese, bread and beverages are provided. Advance tickets can be purchased by calling 398-8663. Donated items are welcome for the auction.

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.

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.

Apple Scrapple Festival The 20th Annual Bridgeville Apple Scrapple Festival will be held on Oct. 14 & 15 in downtown Bridgeville. There will be live entertainment hourly, a Scrapple carving contest, craft shows, health fair, carnival, kids games, huge town & country car show, farmers market, health and safety fair, pony rides and a trade show. Live entertainment begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday. There will be a street dance on Friday with the Twenty One Horses And and Saturday night featuring The Fabulous Greaseband. There will be a sand art display again this year. For more information, visit www.applescrapple.com.

Finding Female Ancestors The Bridgeville Public Library presents Finding Female Ancestors at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29. Morning coffee will be served. Guest presenter is Rebecca Whitman Koford, a professional genealogist, lecturer and instructor who teaches beginning and advanced genealogy at Howard County Community College and volunteers at the LDS Family History Center in Frederick, Md. She is also head genealogist for Reel Tributes which makes professional documentaries from interview and family histories. For more information and to register, call 337-7401.

Art at the Bridgeville Library During the month of October, Marian Hertzog will display her art at the Bridgeville Library. The exhibit includes polymer jewelry with handmade beads as well as handmade fiber wrapped necklaces. Her work can be viewed during library hours in the display case next to the childrens section and on the reading room wall. On Saturday, Oct. 22, the Friends of the Bridgeville Library will present an opportunity to Meet and Greet the artists from the Nanticoke River Arts Council that have been displaying their work at the Bridgeville Library for the past 10 months. The event will be held in the library meeting room from noon to 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Used book sale The Friends of the Bridgeville Public Library will hold a Used Book Sale on Monday, Oct. 17 through Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and during Apple Scrapple on Friday, Oct. 14 from 2 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Books will be sold by the bag.

Scenic Byway workshop The Town of Bridgeville will host a Bay to Bay Scenic Byways Public Workshop at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Bridgeville Town Hall, 101 N. Main St. Mark Chura, executive director of Delaware Greenways, will present the program to local Bridgeville residents and legislators for their possible support. Delaware Greenways is committed to promoting tourism and preservation by establishing the Discover Delaware Byways. The prospective route would run from the south to the north and include Bridgeville.

TRIPS:

Senior Center trips The Laurel Senior Center is offering a trip. Dec. 15 to Radio City Music Halls 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. Call Ruth Rhoades at 629-0789 for more information and to reserve your seats.

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 1084 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.

AARP 915 bus trips AARP Chapter 915 is offering the following bus trips: Nov. 11-13 - Cambridge, Ohio - Dickens Victorian Christmas Candlelight tour, tour Dickens Village Display, holiday music/light show, Coal Miners presentation/train ride, museum of Cambridge Glass, historic Roscoe Village.All inclusive, lodging, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners. A few seats left. Feb. 25-March 4, 2012 - Miami/Key West, Fla. - Miami area, cruise Biscayne Bay, Hollywood Beach, South Beach, Key West and much more. $670 single occupancy - $75 due with sign-up by November. For more information about these trips, call Diana at 410-754-8189 or Lucille at 410-754-8588.

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 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.

39th District Democrats The 39th District Democrats will meet at SeafordsPizza King on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. All interested persons are invited to attend.

Teen Advisory Board meeting The Teen Advisory Board of the Laurel Public Library will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17, in the Community Room.New members are welcome to join as we plan events for the fall and winter. Snacks and drinks provided. Find out how to earn service hours at the library and get involved with National Game Day, the Rehoboth Art League art class and more. Email Cindy.Woodruff@lib.de.us or call the library at 875-3184 for details.

LMA monthly meeting The Laurel Ministerial Monthly Meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at St. Phillips Church in Laurel. For more information, call Pastor Tim Dukes at 875-7995.

Seaford AARP 1084 Seaford AARP 1084 will hold a regular monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Manor House. Stop by and observe one of our meetings to see if you want to join our local chapter. The speaker will be Delaware historian Russell McCabe. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Gladys, chapter president, at 875-1519.

SCSC swim meeting SCSC (Seaford Community Swim Center) will hold its annual public meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, at the Seaford Public Library in the Woodruff Room. All are welcome. For more information, call David Genshaw at 629-9014.

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.

Seaford Widowed Persons meet The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 12:15 p.m. at the Georgia House in Laurel. The planned guest speaker will be Tony Windsor. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Please come join us Ð we all enjoy the trips, lunches, dinners, etc. that we do.

Republicans hold dinner The 40th Representative District Republican Committee is sponsoring a dinner and evening ofpolitical fellowshipon Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Georgia House in Laurel. Social time begins at 6 p.m. withdinner to begin at 6:30. State andlocalGOP officials will alsobe on hand. The cost of the event is $20 per person. Call Larry Calhoun at 875-7595

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.

Acorn Club The GFW-Acorn Club of Seaford will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Seaford District Library.Stephanie Smith, director of Human Resource Development, will speak about Whats New in the Seaford School District. Shirley Skinner and her committee are the hostess.

SURROUNDING AREAS:

Chicken and dumpling dinner The women of Woodland United Methodist Church will serve a Chicken and Dumpling dinner at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $10; children 6-12 years are $4; 5 and under are free. Woodland Church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry house. No carry-outs. For more information, call 629-5404 or 629-4662.

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 on October 23.