Bulletin Board
Thursday, October 20, 2011
 
SEAFORD EVENTS:

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 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. Unique will have a leadership program for girls at the library on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. There will be a library board meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. 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 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. Basic Computer class workshop and Computer Software workshop on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Call 302-222-3618 for dates and to register. Baby Bookworms - 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 every first and third Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Time Traveling Book Club - second Thursday of each month starting at 1:30 p.m. A home school program for children in 3rd through 6th grade. SMore Books Club for kids in 3rd through 5th grade - second Thursday of each month starting at 4 p.m. Livin/Lovin Library Club for kids in 3rd through 6th grade -nthird Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m. Family Fun Night - every fourth Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. The Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Stroke Support Group meets every third Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 629-6226. The First State Community Action Agency will have a Foreclosure Prevention seminar at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29. The Critical Reading book discussion will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7. The Job Center host a workshop Is Small Business Right For You? on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. The Job Center will be offering English as a Second Language (ESL) on Tuesdays and Thursday nights at 5:30 p.m. Call 222-3618 to register. The Job Center will be offering two workshops on Monday nights at 6 p.m. Presenter is Samuel F. Slabaugh Sr., Certified Financial Planner Professional. The workshops include: Divorce, Preparing for and Surviving Divorce Financially on Monday, Nov. 14, and Avoiding Probate on Monday, Nov. 28. Call 222-3618 to register.

SHS fundraiser Dukes Lumber and Home Center in Seaford is offering support to the Seaford Historical Society (SHS) with coupon benefit days. For items purchased through Oct. 22, they will give 10% off the value to SHS upon presentation of a coupon. Amounts billed to contractor charge accounts are not eligible. Coupons my be obtained from SHS members or the SHS office at 203 High Street, 628-9828. They are also available online at www.seafordhistoricalsociety.com.

Holiday Bazaar at Senior Center The Nanticoke Senior Centers Sew-n-Sew Crafters will hold their annual Holiday Bazaar on Friday, Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Homemade items, baked goods and light refreshments will be available for sale. If you would like to rent a table, call 629-4939; the cost per table is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

Holiday Basket Bingo The Nanticoke Senior Center presents Holiday Basket Bingo on Thursday, Nov. 10.Doors will open at 6 p.m., and games will start at 7. Christmas baskets, games, raffle items, a silent auction and over 30 chances to win a prize. Tickets are available at the center for $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Call 629-4939 for more information.

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 hold 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 more. 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.

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. 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.

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 Sponsored by The Odd Fellows Charity Lodge #27, the Cemetery House is open Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 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.

Halloween movie night Laurel Public Library will hold a viewing of the thriller, 1408, on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. For adults 18 and older.

Fall Festival Mt. Pleasant Church is holding their Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will serve oyster sandwiches, homemade ice cream, baked items and other sandwiches, soups and desserts. The church is located on Mt. Pleasant Road, just off Rt. 24, west of Laurel.Eat in and take outs available. Call 302-542-5530 for details.

Trunk or Treat at Christ UMC Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel, will have a Trunk or Treat on Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m.

New YoungWriters Group A new writing group for young writers is being formed at the Laurel Library. Thiswriters group is designed for people ages 13 to 30, who are serious about becoming professional writers. All ages and writing abilities are welcome. Meetings will be held every second Monday of the month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., starting Nov. 14, at the Laurel Public Library, 2nd floor. For more information,visit www.laurel.lib.de.us, call 875-3184 or email youngprofessionalwriters@yahoo.com.

Dumpling Dinner fundraiser Christ United Methodist Churchs Men of Faith will hold an all-you-can-eat Dumpling Dinner fundraiser, from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the church, 510 S. Central Ave., in Laurel. Dinner platters available for purchase include traditional chicken and dumplings or beef and dumplings, with mashed potatoes, dressing, green beans, rolls and a dessert. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children. Children 5 and under eat free. Tickets can be purchased in advanced or at the door. Guests can eat in or carry out. Pickups will be available beginning at 2 p.m. Oct. 29. Large carryout orders (six or more) can be picked up prior to 2 p.m., but should be placed in advance by calling the church office at 875-4233. Place large orders by 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27. For tickets or more information, call Frank at 443-859-2334 or Clint at 443-880-2917. All proceeds benefit Christ United Methodist Church and its mission of serving the greater Laurel community.

Trunk or Treat at Laurel Wesleyan 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. Also enjoy free hot dogs, hot chocolate, popcorn and cotton candy. For more information, call 875-5380 or visit www.laurelwesleyan.org. Laurel Wesleyan Church is located 1/2 mile north of Laurel on Alt. 13.

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:

All Saints 40th anniversary All Saints Episcopal Church, 10th and Grove Sts., Delmar, will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the dedication of the present building and the 125th anniversary of the founding of the parish during the Celebration of All the Saints on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 10 a.m. A reception and refreshments will follow the service. The celebrant will be the Rev. Harry N. Collins.

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.

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 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.

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. 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.

A Safe Place for Kids Attention parents: The Delmar Church of God of Prophecy is hosting Trunks Of Treats on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Dress up in costumes. There will be free snacks, games and fun. Its a safe alternative for your kids. The church is located on Rt. 13 north and Dorothy Road, 3 mi. north of the MD/DE state line. For more information, call 875-7824.

Sandwich sale On Saturday, Nov. 5, the Delmar Church of God of Prophecy is holding a Sandwich Sale from 9 a.m. until, featuring oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, soft crab, chicken salad, baked goods, homemade soups and more. The church is located on Rt. 13 north and Dorothy Road, 3 mi. north of the MD/DE state line. For more information, call 875-7824.

Delmar Library Pirate Day - Thursday, Oct. 27, 6-7:30 p.m. - Well celebrate the pirate life with food, games and fun. Spooky Cupcake Decorating - Halloween Night, 6-7:30 p.m. Stories, songs and cupcake decorating for kids and teens. We invite everyone in to show off their costumes. Weekly Preschool Story Time - Every Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. ages 6 and under are welcome to join Ms. Jessica for a hands-on, interactive story time filled with songs, books and crafts. The theme is faces on Oct. 26. After School Games - Every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. - Middle and high school aged people can come by to challenge themselves and theirfriends to board games and Wii. Teen Advisory Committee (TAC) - Monday, Oct. 24 at 3:30 p.m. - Teens are invited to the first meeting of TAC where wewilldiscuss ways they can help shape the future of the library, collection development and how to become an advocate for the library. Great for community service hours. For more info, call 846-9894.

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. New gloves, 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.

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.

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 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.

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, only 8 left.

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 1276 trip AARP 1276 in Salisbury is sponsoring a trip to see the show Christmas with Mom and Dad presented by The Freedom Chapel Players at the Valencia Ballroom in York, Pa., on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Cost is $75 per person and covers the bus, show, meal and tips. For more information, contact Janet at janetschockley@comcast.net.

The Lion King at the Hippo Trip to Baltimores Hippodrome to see The Lion King on Saturday, Dec. 10. Seats are available for $149 for Adult Plus+ members and $159 for the general public. The bus departs Delaware Tech at 9 a.m. on Saturday and departs Maryland at 4:30 p.m. Refunds based on waiting list availability. To register, call Adult Plus+ at Delaware Tech at 856-5618.

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.

Seaford AARP trips Seaford AARP Chapter #1084 is offering the following trips which are open to the public. Nov. 6-8 - Foxwoods Casino and Mystic Village in Connecticut - Breakfast and dinner vouchers included. Stay at the Great Cedar Hotel. If you choose, next day ride the bus to the quaint Olde Mystic Village where you can visit the aquarium or the Mystic Seaport Museum on your own as it is within walking distance of the shops. On the third day spend 5 hours at Mohegan Sun before the return trip home. 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 enjoy 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. $355/single. For more information, contact Rose at 629-7180.

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.

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.

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.

H.A.P.P.E.N. meeting The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., HearnsPond Association for its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization, met on Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Seaford Museum. Among the topics discussed were the Hearns Pond dam, upcoming volunteer projects and the upcoming community yard sale. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m., at the Seaford Museum. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.

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.

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.

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 on October 23.

Yard, soup and bake sale McColleys United Methodist Church, will be holding a yard, vegetable soup and bake sale on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 7 a.m. until. It will be held rain or shine, as it will be inside Redden Community Hall at 18168 Redden Road (Rd. 40), Georgetown. The soup will need to be pre-ordered as limited supply only is made, at $3.50 a quart. To pre-order call 337-7692 or 856-6473.

Relay for Life Bingo The Caulk Cancer Crusaders Relay Team is holding a Basket/Bag Bingo on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m., at the Georgetown Fire Hall. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For more information and tickets call Shelly Rogers at 245-2910.

Rapunzel production The Second Street Players of Milford will present the play Rapunzel in their Childrens Dessert Theatre series at 1 p.m. on Oct. 22-23, at their Riverfront Theatre, 2 S. Walnut St., Milford. A cast of 13 will portray various characters in this take-off on the familiar fairy tale. Included in the $8 admission is a light snack and an autograph session after the show. Suitable for all ages. No reservations are necessary but any questions can be answered by calling 422-0220.