Bulletin Board
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Nanticoke River Arts group Nanticoke River Arts meets the third Tuesday of each month at Gallery 107 at 6:30 p.m. Any interested party is invited to attend. For more information on the group and/or gallery, contact either the Gallery 628-ARTS (2787) or Christina Darby at 629-4321. The gallery is pleased to announce that in November, Karen Owens will be teaching pencil/charcoal classes on Saturday mornings from 9 to 10. Ages 8 and older are welcome. For more information on the classes, contact Karen at 628-8656.

Items sought for boutique Seaford Historical Society members are asked to donate items to be sold at the boutique during the Victorian Christmas at Ross Mansion on Dec. 9-11. Handmade gifts from $10 to $20 are the most popular. Items may be left in the gray box on the front porch or the Ross Mansion at any time. The box will be checked daily for donated items. For more information, call Shirley Skinner at 629-9378 or Diane Thomas at 629-2085.

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.

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.

Victorian Christmas The 15th annual Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion will be held on Dec. 9-11. The beauty of the 13-room mansion will be enhanced with Christmas decorations by the Spade and Trowel Garden Club of Seaford. Art works by members of the Nanticoke River Arts Council will be on display and for sale every day. Two of the scheduled events require advance reservations which must be made by Dec. 6. Space is limited for both. On Friday afternoon, Dec. 9, from 1 to 4 p.m., a card and game party is planned. Players bring their own games. Tables, chairs, dessert, coffee, tea and music are provided. Participants are invited to tour the mansion. Cost is $10 per person. To make a reservation, call 629-6417. A Christmas Tea event is offered on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. Violin music by Emma Scott will add to the ambience. Guests are invited to tour the mansion. The event is $15 per person. To make a reservation, call 629-8765. Festivities are sponsored by the Seaford Historical Society. For details call the SHS office at 628-9828.

Christmas Treasures A fund raiser for Our Lady of Lourdes, Catholic Church, located next to the Junior High School on Stein Highway, Seaford, will be Saturday, Nov. 12 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. A variety of items including attic treasures, flowers, clothing, jewelry, books, toys, bake table and furniture will be for sale. There will be a money raffle. Homemade soup, scrapple, hamburgers, hot dogs and sausage sandwiches will be available to eat in or for take out.

Father Daughter Dance Mt. Olivet Father Daughter Dance tickets will be offered for sale starting Sunday, Nov. 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the parking lot of Mt. Olivet Church on High Street in Seaford. Tickets are $7.50 each and they go very quickly. The dance will be held on Jan. 27, at the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department from 7 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.fd-dance.com.

Help the Historical Society On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the Seaford IHOP will give the Seaford Historical Society 10% of all sales from 4 to 8 p.m. Customers must present a coupon which may be obtained from any SHS member at the SHS office at 203 High St., Seaford, or online at www.seafordhistoricalsociety.com. Money raised will be used for operating expenses at the Ross Mansion and the Seaford Museum.

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 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. The Job Center at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center in cooperation with Sussex Tech 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 at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center in cooperation with the Money School 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. The Critical Reading book discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21.

Fundraiser dinner Oyster fritters/chicken salad fundraiser dinner with french fries and coleslaw at American Legion Post 6in Seaford on Friday, Nov. 18 at 5:30 p.m.Eat in or carryout. Post Auxiliary ladies will have a cake sale. Proceeds go to Amvets Post 1694 to help other veterans. For more information, contact Toni Bergfelder at 398-011.3

AARP driver safety program An AARP Driver Safety Course will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 14 and Nov. 15 at the Methodist Manor House in Seaford. Sponsored by AARP, the two-day program stresses how older drivers may operate vehicles safely. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate entitling them to a 10% reduction on their auto liability insurance. A 15% reduction is given to anyone repeating the program within three years. The program is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. For more information and registration, call Mr. Devone at 629-8081, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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.


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.

Benefit concert for kids The Concert to Benefit Childrens Choice at The Lighthouse Church, Laurel, on Saturday, Nov. 12, will help children who are in foster care, orphaned or abused. Acts include Bride Dressed in Black, Ty Bolden, Willie Davis and Rebecca Jones. Doors open at 6 p.m., the concert starts at 6:30. Admission is free, however, a love offering will be taken. For more information, visit www.thelighthouseld.org or call 628-8172.

Meatloaf dinner A meatloaf dinner will be held at Christ the Cornerstone Community Church, Laurel, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10. Cost is $8. Eat in or carry out. Tickets may be purchased by calling 875-5415.

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.

St. Philips Chinese Auction The annual Chinese Auction sponsored by the Episcopal Churchwomen of St. Philips (ECW) is Saturday, Nov. 12. Working with Geraldine Taylor will be Virginia Mike Barton, ECW president; Jane Foskey, Jane Givens, Cheryl Martin, Nancy Schlicker and Jennifer Schweitzer. St. Philips youth will assist. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. At 6 p.m. homemade chili made by Ellie Guest, Jane Foskey and Nancy Schlicker will be available, along with beverages and sweet treats prepared by the cooks of St. Philips. All proceeds will benefit St. Philips.

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.

Shopping Extravaganza at LNC Laurel Nazarene Church is hosting a Shopping Extravaganza on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You are invited to come on out and shop from a group of vendors including Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Longaberger, Cupcakes by Kateri, Kylies Bowtique, Scentsy, Jewelry vendors and more. There will also be photography services available to purchase and video Christmas cards. A portion of all the proceeds will be donated to the Childrens Ministry at the church for a new playground. The church is located at 94 Walnut St. For more information, call 875-7873 or email lncoffice@laurelnazarene.org.

LHS Class of 1976 reunion The Laurel High School Class of 1976 will hold their 35th class reunion on Saturday, Nov. 26, at the American Legion in Laurel. Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7. RSVP by Nov. 15, to Ellen Stone Hearn at 846-0636 or Carol Rhodes Porter at 410-430-1902. The following classmates are missing: Joe Andrews, Trina Boyce, Dianna Calhoun, Sam Caruso, Rickey Gillespie, Ida Mae Horsey, Elaine Horsey, Janice Jefferson, Fiona McKenzie, Diane ONeal, Faith Parker, Joyce Sheridan, Rickey Smart, Martin Tobert, Jeff Walters, Carolyn West and Debbie Winder. If you know where they are, contact Ellen or Carol.

Oyster fritters and crab cakes Hope Lodge #4 will be having an oyster roast on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 11 a.m. until ?, on Sixth Street, Laurel. There will be oyster fritters, homemade cream of crab soup and crab cakes.

American Legion Veterans Day The Laurel American Legion will be holding their annual Veterans Day event, Friday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Legion Home in Laurel. The guest speaker will be Brigadier General Tom A. Thomas Jr., who is a former Laurel High School graduate.


Delmar Community Carol Sing The Delmar Community Carol Sing sponsored by local churches will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, at Delmar High/Middle School Auditorium. Come and enjoy singing and listening to the music. All are welcome to St. Stephens Camelot Hall (103 E. State St.), for free soup, sandwiches and cookies after the caroling. Please bring a canned good for distribution to the local needy.

Holiday train show, sale The DelMarVa Model Railroad Club will hold the 26th annual Holiday Train Show, Open House and Sale from Nov. 26 through Jan. 15, 2012, at 103 E. State St., Delmar, on the second floor of Camelot Hall. Saturdays include: Nov. 26, Dec. 3, Jan. 7 and Jan. 14. Sundays include: Nov. 27, Dec. 4, Jan. 8, 2012 and Jan. 15, 2012. Saturdays are from 11 a.m to 5 p.m. and Sundays are from noon to 5 p.m. Come and enjoy over 6,000 sqf and nine train layouts including Thomas the Tank and rare pre and post war Tinplate trains. There will be drawings, games and free gifts for the kids. Santa will visit on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, contact Greg Coughlin at 536-1418 or Scalelike_ind@comcast.net.

Delmar Library The following events will be held at the Delmar Public Library this month. Note that the library will be closed on Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving. After School Games - Every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. - Middle and highschoolers are welcome to playWii andPS3 games, snacks provided. Preschool Story Time - Every Wednesday at 10 a.m. - Interactive story time for ages 2-5. Sing songs, read books and do fun crafts. Read Your Movie Club - Monday, Nov. 14, 3:30 p.m. - Middle and highschoolers are welcome to join. Each month well read a book that has had a movie made from it. Well gather to discuss the book, watch the movie and eat some food. HomeschoolRecent Reads - Friday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. - Ages 6-12. Bring in your latest favorite books. Well discuss your reads, find new books to enjoy and make new friends. Teen Advisory Committee - Monday, Nov. 21, 4 p.m. - Teens, we need your input! Come help us shape our library and tell us what you want to see here. Snacks provided. Pages & Pizza - Monday, Nov. 28, 4:30 p.m. - Middle and highschoolers are invited to discuss their recent reads and enjoy pizza with friends.

Societys annual meeting The Delmar Historical and Art Society will have their annual meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Delmar Library.Nominations for four board positions will be voted on at this meeting. A review of projects completed in 2011 and a discussion of future projects will be presented. The meetings entertainment will be Jay Hill, local historian and collector. The meeting is open to both members and non-members. Light refreshments will be provided.


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.

Mitten Tree at Dons Tree Farm When coming to pick out your Christmas Tree, please help Dons to help others by donating new hats, scarves and mittens for their Mitten Tree. Items collected will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club and other local charities in association with Georgetown Presbyterian Church.

Dons Tree Farm is located at 6396 Hickman Road, Greenwood, 349-0555. They are open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Friends of the Library fundraiser Ladies round up your friends and family for a girls night out -a pre-holiday dinner and shopping splurge at Accents, 19389 Olde Coach Drive (Coastal Highway), Rehoboth Beach, on Thursday, Nov. 17. Accents is a fashion and designer-inspired jewelry store with over 3,000 styles and choices. Also for sale arescarves, purses and other fashion accessories. A percentage of all sales made during that evening from 6 to 8, goes toward the Greenwood Library building fund. No tickets necessary. For more information, call 624-6690.

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.


Bridgeville Craft Show The Bridgeville Historical Society will host its 36th Annual Christmas in Bridgeville Craft Show on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Woodbridge High School. The show will include over 60 vendors selling a large assortment of holiday gift items. The show also includes raffles for a 50/50 and a Sanyo 42 High Definition Flat Screen TV. Admission is free and all proceeds benefit the Bridgeville Historical Society. For more information, call Mike and Joanne Collison at 337-7784.

Fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse Join the Bridgeville Charge United Methodist Church Finance Committee on Monday, Nov. 14, at the Texas Roadhouse in Seaford. Ten percent of the total cost of your meal will help support the groups Adopt a Family for Christmas program. Eat between the hours of 4 and 10 p.m. and present an invitation in order for the group to get credit for your meal. For an invitation, contact Mary Speight at 629-9799.

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.


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.

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 a trip, via Holloway Transit, for members, associates and friends. 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 915 bus trips AARP Chapter 915 is offering the following bus trip: 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, call Diana at 410-754-8189 or Lucille at 410-754-8588.


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.

AARP Chapter meeting AARP Chapter 1084 in Seaford will hold a monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Methodist Manor House. The speaker will be April Willey from the RSVP. This chapter is open to anyone 50 and older. Guests are welcome. Come and listen to the speaker and enjoy refreshments and fellowship afterwards. For more information, call Gladys Bonowicz, chapter president, at 875-1519.

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, will meet on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m., at the Seaford Museum.

GFWC-Acorn Club meeting GFWC-Acorn Club of Seaford will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Methodist Manor House of Seaford. Gerri Wiberg will present a special program on international affairs.Three teenage girls from Norway, Thailand and Indonesia will talk about their countries. Ann McFarland and her committee are the hostesses.

Sussex Bird Club A meeting of the Sussex Bird Club will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13,at Cadbury in Lewes. Bill Stewart, conservation chair for the Delaware Ornithological Society (DOS), will give a talk about Brits and Bird Conservation which will address current conservation issues for birders. The public is welcome.

County Regional Meeting The Sussex County Executive Committee will hold a Regional Meeting on Monday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. There are less than 12 months to Election Day and we need your help to succeed.

Michael Hait to speak On Saturday, Nov. 19, the Sussex County Genealogical Society will meet at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Michael Hait will present a program, What is a Reasonably Exhaustive Search?Hait is a certified genealogist, instructor and well published author of genealogical publications. He serves as the vice president of the National Capital Area Professional Genealogists. Meetings are open to anyone who wants to learn about how to find their ancestors.For more information, call 875-5418 or visit www.scgsdelaware.org.

NARFE meeting The Western Sussex Chapter (1992) of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) will hold their next meeting at noon on Monday, Nov. 21, with lunch at the Pizza King Restaurant on Stein Highway in Seaford. Speakers will be Michelle Bolton from Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Sussex County Councilman Vance Phillips. For more information, contact Richard Stec at 684-1729.

Seaford Republican Womens Club The Seaford Republican Womens Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Pizza King on Stein Highway in Seaford. This is one week earlier than usual due to the Thanksgiving holiday. The speaker will be Eric Bodenweiser, an active Republican from the Georgetown/Lewes area. He will talk about the redistricting in Sussex County that is now underway. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, call Gloria Burton at 629-3470.

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 to 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

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

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


Country breakfast buffet A country breakfast buffet will be held every fourth Sunday each month through June, from 7 to 10 a.m. at Galestown Community House. Adults, $7; ages 6 to 12, $4; under age 6, no charge. The buffet includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, biscuits, toast, fruit cup and sticky buns. The community house is located on School House Road in Galestown, Md. The next breakfast will be on November 27.

Harvest Bounty dinner The Harvest Bounty dinner and dance hosted by the Hub Club Rotary will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 6 to 10 p.m., at the Price Community Center (formerly the Harrington New Century Club), Harrington. Tickets $20; reserve by calling Bunnie Williams, 302-228-9768. For more information and tickets call Shelly Rogers at 245-2910.

SPCA volunteer orientation An SPCA Volunteer Orientation will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the SPCA Shelter located at 22918 DuPont Hwy., Georgetown. For more information, call 856-6361.

First State Harmonettes If you love to sing the First State Harmonettes may have a place for you. The First State Harmonettes recently offered two open houses at their rehearsal space in Milford. Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at 101 S. Walnut St., Milford, at First Presbyterian Church. For more information, contact Ann at 335-3052 or Dee at 270-0304.

Miss Delaware Send-off The Miss Delaware Send-off will be at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino on Dec. 11, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. A light buffet will be served. This send-off is a party extending best wishes to the current Miss Delaware, Maria Cahill, as she prepares to leave for Miss America in Las Vegas in January. Tickets for the send-off are $20 for advance reservations, $25 at the door, and $10 for children 10 and under. Tickets are available by contacting Sandy Soucek at sandysoucek@yahoo.com or 302-422-8593.

Miss Delaware contestants The Miss Delaware Scholarship Organization is seeking contestants to compete in local pageants.If you are a 17-year-old senior up to 24, have lived, worked or gone to school in Delaware for the last six months, and are interested in competing for scholarship monies, contact Dulcenis Kemmerlin at kemmer32@hotmail.com. The next local pageant is Dec. 17.

New Years dinner, gala Victory Junction will host a New Years Dinner and Gala on Dec. 31, at the Millsboro VFW. Dinner is at 6 p.m. and music starts at 7:30 p.m. Guest singers include Amy Holloway Stark, Joe Dawson, Loretts Brooks, Homeland Singers and The Island Boys. Cost for the dinner is $10. Call for tickets at 934-6995.

Operation Whitetail benefit Operation Whitetail, founded by Shayne and Greg Meyer to bring wounded veterans from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., to the Delmarva Peninsula for deer hunting trips, is planning a benefit dance Saturday, Nov. 19 in the VFW hall in Federalsburg, Md., from 8 p.m. to midnight. Music will be provided by Mike Hines and the Look. Tickets are $20 if purchased in advance, $25 at the door. For details, call Shayne Meyer, 443-786-6866 or e-mail operationwhitetail@gmail.com.

Salad, soup sale The Ladies Auxiliary of the Georgetown Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a chicken salad & soup sale on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale features Susans Famous Chicken Salad and includes a 16 oz. container of chicken salad for $7 each and a 16 oz. container of chili or vegetable beef soup for $3.50 each. Pre-orders only. To place your order, call Dawn at 302-245-4434 or fax to 302-855-1080 by 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14. Orders are filled on a first come, first serve basis. The Ladies Auxiliary will present a Quarter Auction on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Georgetown Firehouse. Advance ticket sales only, $15 and $20 at the door. Entrance fee includes bidding paddle and a roll of quarters. Extra paddles are $5. Maximum bid is $1. Auction items include items from Cookie Lee, Lorilicious Cakes, Longaberger, Pampered Chef, Party Lite, Thirty-One, Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef and Tupperware. The auction starts at 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, call Cathy Pepper at 745-5056 or Dawn Breasure at 245-4434.

Eastern Star bingo The Grand Chapter of Delaware Order of the Eastern Star will hold a Longaberger - Vera Bradley Bingo at the Millsboro Fire Hall on Friday, Nov. 18. Doors open at 6 p.m., games start at 7. Cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Refreshments will be available for purchase and there will be great door prizes. For tickets and more information, call 644-1528.

Easter Seals art show Easter Seals Delaware and Marylands Eastern Shore will host an Art from the Heart art show on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Easter Seals, 22317 DuPont Blvd., Georgetown. All artwork was composed by participants in the Easter Seals Georgetown adult day programs and all proceeds will go directly to the artists. For more information, call 302-253-1111 or bvargo@esdel.org.

PPP Christmas Hit Parade The Possum Point Players and Stage Director Jim Hartzell of Georgetown have announced the cast for their upcoming Christmas show, Possums Christmas Hit Parade.The show will be held on Dec. 2-4 and Dec. 9-11. Possums Christmas Hit Parade is fashioned after the 1940s and 50s hit music program Your Hit Parade or The Lucky Strike Hit Parade. The cast will perform the 20 most loved Christmas songs as voted on by PPP patrons, members and friends via several e-mails, a news release and voting which took place last December and January. The show will also feature a silent auction of the trees which will be used to decorate the stage.PPP will supply the trees and is soliciting volunteers to purchase decorations, decorate and name them.Patrons will be able to bid on the trees the night of the performances and may also log onto PPPs updated website, www.possumpointplayer.org and see pictures of the trees, the latest bid on each tree and to place a bid.