Bulletin Board
Thursday, October 25, 2012
 
SEAFORD EVENTS:

Gallery 107 classes Gallery 107 in Seaford is offering the following classes in October and November. Canvas & Coffee Ongoing - Fridays, 9-11 a.m.; Casual drop in art class - bring your own project or learn how to get started.; no registration required - $5 per session. For more information, call Tammy Kearney at 629-2829. John Schisler - Classical Realism in Oil Ongoing - Mondays, 6-9 p.m.; adults, all levels; members $55, public $65 for three sessions; maximum 8 - Participants of all levels will learn the oil painting techniques of the Dutch Masters through the use of Maroger Medium and will develop skills in basic oil painting using form and color to create compositions working from still life and photographs. Karen Owens - Children's Art Classes Saturdays - Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27; 9-11 a.m. - ages 5-7; 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - ages 8-12 - Children work with a variety of mediums from sketching to watercolor & oil pastels. Space is limited, call Karen at 628-8656 for availability. $40 per 4 week session Cardmaking with Betty Speer - 2nd Tuesday of each month - 6:30-8:30 p.m. - Students should bring pointy scissors & adhesive - all other supplies provided. $20. Call Betty for more information, 875-2612 Rudelle Fay Hall - Art classes 1. Drawing Class $40 - 4 hrs., ages 10 to 13, 4-6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26. 2. Drawing Class $40 - 4 hrs., ages 7 to 10, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6 and 20. 3. Photoshop Basics - $40 for 4 hours. Call for dates and time. Includes how to repair photos. 4. Photoshop Create Art - $40 for 4 hours. Call for dates and time. Learn artistic photo manipulation to abstract art, as well as starting from a blank page. Call Rudelle for additional information, 629-8263. Nancy LaPrad - Fall Watercolor classes Wednesdays - 6-8 p.m.; beginners to advanced; members-$50, public-$55; minimum 3, maximum 8 - Nancy will teach you how to use watercolors to get the effects you want - details, textures, color mixing, etc., or you may work on your own project. Students must furnish their own supplies (a list of supplies needed will be provided at the first class). Start class any time during the month, however, no refunds or make-ups for missed classes. Call Nancy for more information, 629-4356 Jim Rehak - Painting on Location Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; members-$65, public-$75; register & pay in advance - Learn to see color and light as we paint on location at Soroptimist Park in Seaford. Demonstration and instruction will guide you through the painting process. A supply list will be available upon registration. Meet at Soroptimist Park at 9 a.m.; bring a lunch. Bob Larkin - Carve a Santa Ornament Saturday, Nov. 10, 1-4 p.m.; Ages 12 & up, skill level beginner to experienced carvers; $20 NRAC members, $25 public - register & pay in advance; minimum 4, maximum 8 (with waiting list if class is filled) - Students will learn the intricacies of hand carving a wooden sculpture as they create a miniature basswood Santa head ornament. The course will emphasize safety in the use of wood carving tools, how to transcribe the design to a blank, and how to carve and paint the Santa head. Basswood carving blanks and acrylic paints will be provided. Extra knives & paint brushes will be available for beginners.

Father Daughter Dance tickets Mt. Olivet Father Daughter Dance tickets go on sale on Sunday, Nov. 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mt. Olivet UMC, 315 High St., Seaford. Tickets are $7.50 each. The event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Seaford High School. For more information, visit www.fd-dance.com.

SHS Class of 1997 Reunion Seaford High's Class of 1997 will hold a 15-year reunion this fall and they are searching for contact information for classmates. If you are '97 alumni, send your contact information to the reunion committee at seaford97reunion@gmail.com.

"Toys of Yesteryear" exhibit The Seaford Museum is pleased to present the "Toys of Yesteryear" exhibit by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs through Sunday, Nov. 11. There are toys from over 100 years old to newer ones like "Barbie" that came onto the scene in 1959. There are dolls of all types, sports equipment, inside and outside games, metal soldiers of World War I, an antique baseball card machine, and much more. The museum, which is located at 203 High St., Seaford, in the old Post Office, is open from 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday through Sunday.

Seaford Library and Job Center All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
  • Come and join the "S'More Books Club" the 2nd Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. This program is for children in 3rd through 5th grade and offers a chance to read great books and discuss them with friends and do a fun craft.
  • "FIRST Lego League" will meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month starting at 4 p.m. This program is for kids ages 9-14. This is a unique international club. Each month is something different, using Legos, science and math. Must register to participate.
  • "Baby Bookworms" is every Tuesday, starting at 10:30 a.m. This program introduces infants through 36 months old to the world of nursery rhymes and books.
  • Pre-K and Kindergarten "Story Time" every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. It is a story time with crafts and songs.
  • The "Creative Art Club" is every 1st Thursday of the Month starting at 4 p.m. This program is for students in 3rd through 6th grade. A local art teacher will teach young artists various art forms through fun and creativity.
  • Family Fun Night is every 4th Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. This is a program for families and children of all ages.
  • The Friends of the Seaford Library and Cultural Center want your gently used books, CDs, Movies, and DVDs. Please drop off all donated items at the old library location on 402 N. Porter St. Drop off on Tuesday, Nov. 6 and Nov. 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 3 and Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon. Please no text books, reference books, encyclopedias or magazines. For more information, call Barbra at 629-7212 or 236-7379.
Job Center For more information, visit www.lib.de.us/jobcenter or call the Seaford Job Center at 222-3618.
  • The Sussex County Jobs Club will meet every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a networking group with guest speakers from the community who will help you with your job search.
  • "Open Lab" on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 5:30 p.m. for walk-in patrons. Learn how to use a computer, create an email address, find job leads online, fill out an online job application, write a resume, and practice interviews. One-on-one assistance is available through a staff member or volunteer. No registration is required.


Seaford Block Watch Clean Up The Seaford Block Watch Clean Up will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27. Volunteers are needed. Meet at Seaford City Hall for directions, bags, gloves and a vest. A beverage and a snack will be provided. Residents, clean your yard of papers, bottles and other trash to improve our neighborhoods. Rain date is Nov. 3. For more information, call 629-9844.

AARP anniversary dinner/dance Seaford AARP Chapter #1084 is having a 40th anniversary dinner/dance at the Bridgeville Fire Hall on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $15 per person and you are welcome to bring family and friends to help celebrate the chapter's anniversary. Ronnie Cheesum will be the deejay. Contact Evelyn Parillo at 875-2454 or Janice Moseley at 629-4041 to make reservations. We must meet our quota by Oct. 26 or the event will be cancelled.

Roast beef dinner The annual roast beef dinner at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church has been postponed until further notice. Call 629-4458 for more information.

CCC at Grace Baptist Church Grace Baptist Church opens their fellowship hall to all branches of the military - active and inactive - for CCC (coffee, cake and conversation). This invitation is a way for us to thank you for serving and helping protect our country. Our church is located at 805 Atlanta Rd., Seaford. Park in the parking lot and come to the back side door. For more information, including meeting times, call 629-8434 or 443-889-7078.

Fall Bazaar at Methodist Manor The residents at Methodist Manor House will host their annual Fall Bazaar in Fellowship Hall on Friday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a Christmas table, attic treasures from the Thrift Shop, handcrafted items including baby items, afghan, needlepoint framed wall hangings, books, jewelry and items from the Pineapple Boutique. A chicken salad lunch will be available for purchase from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $7.50. Carry out will be available.

Basket Bingo, Craft Bazaar Nanticoke Senior Center will host a Holiday Basket Bingo Event on Thursday, Nov. 1. Doors open at 6 p.m., and games will begin at 7 p.m. Cost is $20 per person in advance or $25 per person at the door. Tickets are available at the center or online at www.nanticokeseniorcenter.com. A craft bazaar will be held on Friday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10 from 8 a.m. to noon. Table rentals are available. Call 629-4939 for more information.

Oktoberfest 2012 The Knights of Columbus, St. Molua Council #4075, present, A Little Bit of Germany at Oktoberfest 2012 in Seaford on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 7 p.m. to midnight in the church hall of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. There will be traditional German food and music and German beer and wine will be available. Tickets are $20 each and available from the Knights or in the parish office at 629-3591.

Stay & Play Parents As Teachers, Seaford Stay & Play is open to families with children birth through 60 months (prior to kindergarten entry) Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to noon, West Seaford Elementary. Families must pre-register. For details, contact Brenda Villa at 236-9870

Wednesday Night Bingo Wednesday Night Bingo is held weekly at the Seaford Elks Lodge, on Elks Lodge Road, Seaford. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 7. Food is available. Must be 18-years-old to play. For more information, call 629-2458.

LAUREL EVENTS:

Preschool Story Time Come join Miss Cindy every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Laurel Public Library. Children and their caregivers will enjoy exploring books, music, games and crafts. For details, call 875-3184.

Learn to Knit resumes The monthly knitting workshop held on the last Thursday of the month will resume on Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Laurel Public Library. Local volunteer knitters will be on hand to teach beginners, and encourage those who may know basics but want to develop their skills. Beginners are asked to bring a skein of 4 ply worsted weight yarn and size 7 or 8 needles. For more information, call 875-3184 or email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us.

Journey for Sight The Laurel Lions Club is sponsoring a walk-a-thon, Journey for Sight, benefitting sight, hearing and community projects. Any groups or organizations that would like to participate should contact Barry Munoz at 875-7408. The Lions Club will provide a 50% rebate on all pledges collected by the respective organizations. Grilled hotdogs and other light refreshments will be provided. The event will be held at Trap Pond State Park on Sunday, Nov. 4. Registration begins at noon.

Superintendent's Neighborhood Chat A Superintendent's Entry Neighborhood Chat will be held at the Laurel Public Library in the Community Room on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 7 to 8 p.m.

Trunk or Treat Trunk or Treat at Laurel Wesleyan Church on Wednesday, 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 hot dogs, hot chocolate, popcorn and cotton candy. Admission is free or bring a canned good to help us fill a trunk for God's Glory Food Pantry. For more information, call 875-5380 or visit www.laurelwesleyan.org. Laurel Wesleyan Church is located one half mile north of Laurel on Alt. 13.

Site marker dedication The Laurel Historical Society will unveil a State Historical Site Marker for the circa 1820-40 Studley House located at 200 E. 6th St., Laurel, rain or shine. The event will also honor the founding president, the late Madeline Arnold Dunn. This year marks the society's 35th anniversary. The descendants of the Studley and White families will be honored guests as well as state, county and Laurel officials who have supported this restoration project over the years. The Honorable Biff Lee graciously steered the effort to designate the dwelling as a historic site and provided the funding for the sign. Attendees are welcome to bring a folding chair. Parking will be on adjacent streets.

Halloween observed on Oct. 31 The Town of Laurel will celebrate Halloween on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. for children ages 12 and under.

Historical Society dinner The Laurel Historical Society is undertaking a new way of fundraising this season, one that should prove to be fun, elegant, and hopefully profitable. Although the society does not charge entrance fees to its new Laurel Heritage Museum or to the society headquarters at the Cook House, operational costs must be covered every year. With support from the area communities, the funds raised will continue to preserve and protect Laurel's historic artifacts and stories. This holiday season, the society is planning to raffle tickets for an elegant holiday dinner for six served at the historic Cook House on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 5 p.m. For those who have ever wanted to host a dinner party for an intimate group of friends but didn't have the space, time, or energy to make it happen, the Laurel Historical Society has just the ticketÉraffle ticket that is. Society members have tickets to sell or they can be obtained at the Laurel Chamber of Commerce, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or when the Laurel Heritage Museum is open on Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m. Dressed for the Christmas season, the c1860 Cook House will be decorated with candlelight and evergreens, the table will be set with fine china and crystal, and soft music will fill the air. Raffle tickets for the dinner will be $10 each or 3 for $25. The winning ticket will be drawn around Nov. 15, so there will be plenty of time to make scheduling arrangements. The evening will begin with wine and cheese and a personally guided tour of the new Laurel Heritage Museum. Guests will be transported back to the Cook House in great period cars from the 1950s. After a four course meal and champagne dessert, the evening's festivities will be captured with a group photograph souvenir. For more information, call 875-7665 or email laurelhistoricalsociety@hotmail.com.

Daniel Burton LeCates reunion The Daniel Burton LeCates Family Reunion will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11 at Kings Church on Gordy Road in Laurel. For questions, family members should call 245-6851 or email Mrblue055@gmail.com.

Trunk or Treat at North Laurel North Laurel Elementary School is having a "Trunk or Treat" at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25. There will be a pumpkin carving contest (bring a pre-carved pumpkin for judging), a Trunk or Treat car contest (bring a decorated car and be ready to pass out candy from your trunk for $5) and refreshments. For more information, call North Laurel Elementary School at 875-6130.

Fall Festival "Get Out the Vote" Fall Festival, Market Square Park, Laurel, on Sunday, Nov. 4 from 2 to 5 p.m. Meet the Democrat candidates. Free food and beverages, music, children games, and prizes.

Genealogy researchers gather The next meeting of "Sussex County Cousins" will be held at the Laurel Public Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, in the Carpenter Community Room. The morning session of sharing and networking will begin at 10 a.m. with coffee and light refreshments and conclude at noon. The optional afternoon session will resume for an hour at 12:30 p.m. with additional, informal group conversations. Topics for the group conversations include What land records can do for you, What message boards can do for you, and Hidden gems you can find in Laurel Library's Delaware collection. These small group discussions will be led by local, experienced genealogy enthusiasts and are meant to help sharpen research skills. For more information, visit www.laurel.lib.de.us or email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us.

Library hosts beekeeping events On Thursday, Nov. 8, two local beekeepers will present a program on how they got started in their beekeeping adventures, and will offer tips for those considering the hobby. The program will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Carpenter Community Room and will last about an hour. For more information about either program, email wendy.roberts@lib.de.us or normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or visit www.laurel.lib.de.us.

Homeschool Book and Art/Film Club Join the youth librarian at the Laurel Public Library for a book discussion and art/film experience on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. each month. Register for the club so we are sure to have enough books to lend out. Teens are welcome to sign up as assistants for the picture book club for kids ages 5 to 7. For more information, contact Cindy Woodruff, youth services librarian, at 875-3184.

Tech Talk at the library The Laurel Public Library's own Tech Guy, Jack Hall, will be available to answer your questions every Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. and Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. For details, call 875-3184.

LHS Class of '82 reunion The Laurel High School Class of 1982 is planning its 30 year class reunion for this fall and is trying to collect information and contact as many class members as possible. Call Lora Grim Cooper at 841-4885 with your contact information. The group has also established a page on Facebook, "LHS Eighty Two," for additional contact information and input.

Laurel Cub Scouts meet Laurel Cub Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays at Centenary United Methodist Church in Laurel. The Cub Scout program is open to boys ages 6 to 12. New recruits may sign up on a 3 month trial basis for $10. For more information about the program, contact Cub Master Clifford Alpert at 228-2390 or calpert1@comcast.net.

Relay for Life fundraiser Laureate Epsilon Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi sorority, is holding an ongoing fundraiser at Laurel Pizzaria to benefit Relay for Life. This event takes place on the third Tuesday of each month from 5 to 8 p.m. Pick up one of the flyers at the register upon entering the restaurant and then turn it in with your bill. Laureate Epsilon will automatically receive 10% of the check to benefit Relay for life. For more information, call 228-5800.

BETHEL EVENTS:

Bethel Museum open on Sundays The Bethel Museum will be open on Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. through Sunday, Nov. 18. Located at 312 First St. in Bethel, the museum features a new maritime exhibit relating to shipbuilding in Bethel. This exhibit includes information on the sailing ram, Victory Chimes, and the Tugboat Delaware which just celebrated her 100th birthday. For more information, call 858-3840.

DELMAR EVENTS:

Club cars for sale The Delmarva Model Railroad Club, located at 103 S. State St., Delmar, is selling club cars for their non-profit organization. The car is an HO scale Maryland & Delaware 40-foot double door box car.

It was custom built for the club by Athearn and it is ready to run with metal wheels and knuckle spring couplers. Two numbers are available: 1984 and 2011. Each car is $19 plus $6 for shipping and handling. Send check or money order (made payable to DMRRC) to DMRRC, P.O. Box 19, Delmar, DE 19940. Visit www.delmarvamodelrailroad.org for a copy of the order form.

Sportsmans giveaway Delmar Fire Department is holding a sportsmans giveaway on November 3. Doors open at 10 a.m. $29,000 cash plus 4-wheelers and guns. Free food, refreshments and cash bar. You do not need to be present to win. Winners will be notified but you must be 18 years of age to enter. Get your tickets from any member or by calling 302-846-2530. Only 5000 tickets will be sold. Additional raffles will be sold. Guns may be exchanged for Gander Mountain gift cards. Winners are responsible for taxes on all prizes. Gun winners are responsible for all fees for federal check. Any returned check voids tickets.

Trunks of Treats Bring your kids to a safe place, "Trunks of Treats," on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m., at Delmar Church of God of Prophecy located at Rt. 13 and Dorothy Rd., three miles north of the state line. For more information, call 875-7824.

All you can eat spaghetti dinner The Bi-State Ruritans will be sponsoring an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, 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. Desserts will be available for a nominal fee. A Chinese Auction and silent auction are also planned (bidders do not need to be present to win). Tickets are available at the door.

Book and Bake Sale The Friends of the Delmar Public Library are holding a Book and Bake Sale on Friday, Nov. 2 from 3 to 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to noon and Monday, Nov. 5 through Saturday, Nov. 10 during library hours. The sale ends on Nov. 10 at noon.

Delmar Public Library Children/teen programs Decorate a spooky snack on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Make the library a stop on your trick or treat adventures. All ages are welcome. More information about these and other programs is available by calling 846-9894 or by visiting the library. Adult programs Yoga for Beginners returns to the library. Taught by Chrys Egan, this free class is available to adults of all ages. Participants should bring a yoga mat or beach towel and wear comfortable clothes for easy movement. All levels and abilities are welcome. Pre-register by calling the library or add your name in person. A Decorative Painting class for adults meets Thursday, Oct. 25, at 6 p.m. Join us to learn the basics (or review techniques) of decorative painting. Space is limited. No session fee, but you must bring your own supplies. Sign up at the front desk and get a supply list. For more information about these programs, call 846-9894.

Kiwanis Club phone book The Kiwanis Club of Delmar is working on their 2013-2014 Delmar phone book. Anyone who would like to place an ad or make changes to the name, address or phone number that is in the 2011-2012 book, please contact any member. Ads and changes need to be in by Oct. 31.

GREENWOOD EVENTS:

Dinner Club The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center hosts a Dinner Club every Thursday night at 5 p.m. Cost is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. Join us for an evening of dinner, socialization, cards, indoor shuffleboard and bocce ball. Non-members should call 349-5237 for reservations.

Fun for kids at the library The Greenwood Public Library has relocated to its temporary location and is ready to resume Storytime every Wednesday morning at 10:30. However, due to a shortage of space, preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to meet with Miss Donna and Miss Rebekah for stories, songs and fun at the Greenwood VFW Post 7874. On Friday, Oct. 26, at 6:30 p.m., local youth of all ages are invited to gather at the VFW for a night twice the fun. Yu-Gi-Oh Night and Lego Night have been combined into a single evening, so bring your friends, Lego bricks or Yu-Gi-Oh deck and come for a good time. A special Storytime is scheduled by the Greenwood Public Library for Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 10:30 a.m. Preschool children are invited to come to the Greenwood VFW Post 7874 dressed like their favorite storybook character. For more information, call 349-5309.

Introduction to computers Never used a computer before? Afraid you will break it or blow it up? Just want to keep up? Sign up for the Introduction to Computers class being offered at the Greenwood Library. The class will be held on Thursday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, Nov. 1, Nov. 15, and Nov. 29. This class will teach you the parts of a computer, how to get an email address and how to use the Internet. The class is being taught by Dean Dey from the Job Center at the Delaware Libraries. Registration is required, so call 349-5309 or come by the library to sign up. Class size is limited.

BRIDGEVILLE EVENTS:

Bridgeville Public Library The following events will be held at the Bridgeville Public Library: Fundraiser - We are raffling off a beautifully framed print, "Master Bedroom" by Andrew Wyeth donated by Bud Snyder from Snyder Custom Framing in Seaford. Tickets are $1 each and available at the library. Lap Sit - Lap Sit on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years. Lapsit is on hiatus from Dec. 1 through Jan. 8. Story time - Tuesdays at 11 a.m. for ages 2-4 and Thursdays at 11 a.m. for ages 4-6. Family Nights - Third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Teens are invited to join Ms. Jonnell in the Teen Area for crafts and games during this time. Pumpkin Perfection in October - Join us for pumpkin decorating, refreshments, and fun. Terrific Turkeys in November - Crafts, games, and refreshments. Teen Programming - Join us on Tuesday, Dec. 18 for book discussions. Book titles are available at the library. Recent Reads Join us for a group discussion of your favorite recent read. Participants are encouraged to attend and share their latest literary favorite. Come prepared to tell us why a book inspired you, excited you, or changed your perspective. Genealogy Discussion Group - Our Genealogy Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Join us to discuss, research, and enjoy genealogy.

TRIPS:

Holy Land Experience AARP 915 is offering a trip to Orlando, Fla. for a Holy Land Experience, Feb. 24 through March 2, 2013. Visit Holy Land, ancient Jerusalem recreated in Orlando, Morse Museum, Tiffany Chapel and Bok Tower Gardens. Cost is $530/double occupancy. To reserve a spot, call Lucille at 410-754-8588 or 410-754-8189.

Laurel Senior Center trip The Laurel Senior Center is offering a trip to Dutch Apple Theater - Nov. 28 for "Swingin' Christmas" To reserve your seat, call 875-2536 for more information.

Trip to Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trip via Holloway Tours for members, associates and friends. Travel to the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. on Thursday, Nov. 15 to see "A Swinging Christmas." There will be an "all you can eat" buffet following the show. Cost is $110 per person. For more information, contact Dot Wolfgang, Delmar Alumni activities chairperson, at 846-2366.

Seaford AARP offers trips Nov. 14-17 - Christmas Shows at Myrtle Beach, S.C. - Cost: $410.00 per person/doubles and $500 single. Three breakfasts, three dinners. Alabama Theatre, Legends in Concert, Palace Theatre featuring Christmas on Ice. For details contact Rose at 629-7180.

AARP 915 offers trip AARP 915 presents a trip to Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans on June 1-10, 2013. Sign up now to reserve a seat. The trip is all inclusive with transportation, admissions, 5 dinners, 9 breakfasts and all accommodations with 2 nights each in New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville. Call Diana at 410-754-8189 for more information.

November Travel & Culture Trips The season is perfect to enjoy one of the many trips being offered through the Corporate and Community Programs division of Delaware Technical Community College's Owens Campus. The cost for all of these trips includes any necessary tickets and a bus to and from the event. Peddlers Village - On Saturday, Nov. 10, discover that Peddlers Village has something for everyone - from 70 specialty shops, to six different restaurants. Time will be made for an independent lunch. Bus departs Delaware Tech at 8 a.m., and departs from Pennsylvania at 4 p.m. Cost is $69. Pretzels 'N' Chips - On Tuesday, Nov. 13, enjoy two exciting tours of America's favorite pretzel and chip manufacturers with guided tours of both Snyder's and Utz. Snyder's offers a glimpse of how tradition, technology and teamwork combine to make great tasting pretzels with free samples available. At Utz, enjoy a self-guided tour as a spud becomes a chip. Time will be made for an independent lunch. Bus departs Delaware Tech at 6:30 a.m., and departs from Pennsylvania at 3:30 p.m. Cost is $69. U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum - On Thursday, Nov. 15, visit a living memorial established to honor the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. The museum shows millions of people how unchecked hatred can lead to danger and genocide. Bus departs Delaware Tech at 8 a.m., and departs from Washington, D.C. at 4 p.m. Cost is $55. No More Turkey! Progressive Luncheon - On Wednesday, Nov. 28, enjoy fun, friends and food with absolutely no turkey! Travel to three different restaurants for an appetizer, lunch and dessert. Bus departs Delaware Tech at 11 a.m., and returns at approximately 4:30 p.m. Cost is $55. For more information on any of the trips, or to register, call Corporate and Community Programs at 856-5618.

Branson at Christmas November 5-12, $1025. Price includes 7 nights lodging, bus, 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners, 7 Outstanding Christmas shows, Titanic Museum, and more. Hosted by Joyce Hickman and organized by White Star Tours. For details, call 410-749-2147.

MEETINGS:

USPS meeting United States Power Squadron (USPS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. For details, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

Sea Purls meeting 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 on the corner of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road. The next meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 7. Lunch is available. New members are always welcome. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.

Annual Halloween Party The GFWC Acorn Club of Seaford will hold its annual Halloween Party at the home of Sue Ockels, 8872 Ockels Dr., Seaford, at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25.

Sussex Pomona Grange meeting Sussex Pomona Grange #3, will meet Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Truth & Life Center, 106 North Race St., Georgetown. Host will be Midland Grange #27. A covered dish supper will begin at 6:30 p.m. A donation of canned food is requested for a local food bank.

Trap Pond Partners open house Trap Pond Partners will feature Park Naturalist, Will Koth speaking on birds native to Trap Pond State Park on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 1:30 p.m. If you love birds or wandering in the park, you will find Will's presentation valuable and insightful. Learn to identify birds in Sussex County and surrounding areas. If you enjoy the natural beauty of Trap Pond State Park's forests, wetlands and bald cypress trees and want to see Trap Pond State Park grow to meet the needs of Sussex County, consider becoming a Partner. Trap Pond Partners is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. For more information, contact the Baldcypress Nature Center Wednesday through Sunday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 875-5163.

Friends of the Library Members of the community are invited to attend meetings of the Friends of the Laurel Library on the second Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. in the Carpenter Room at the library.

MOAA meets in Lewes The Southern Delaware Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) meets from noon to 1:30 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month at Irish Eyes Pub and Restaurant, 213 Anglers Rd., Lewes.

Coast Guard Auxiliary The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the second Thursday of each month at the station at the Nanticoke Marina and Yacht Club in Blades. For details, call Art Wollschlager at 628-8259 or email auxmarchingband@gmail.com.

Young Professional Writers This writers group is designed for 13 to 30-year-olds who are serious about becoming professional writers. Meetings will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every second Monday of the month at the Laurel Public Library. For details, visit www.laurel.lib.de.us/, call 875-3184 or email youngprofessionalwriters@yahoo.com

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.

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Country Breakfast Buffet The Galestown Ruritan Club Country Breakfast Buffet is held the last Sunday of the month through May from 7 to 10 a.m., at the Galestown Community Center. The buffet includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, biscuits, toast, fruit cup and sticky buns. The community center is located at 5538 Old School House Rd., at the intersection with Galestown-Reliance Road in Galestown.

Breakfast buffet Eldorado-Brookview Volunteer Fire Dept. will hold a breakfast buffet the third Sunday of each month from 7 to 11 a.m. on Nov. 18 and Dec. 16. The menu includes pancakes, eggs cooked to order, omelets, bacon, scrapple, sausage, toast, biscuits, cream chipped beef potatoes, fruit cocktail, milk, orange juice and coffee. The fire department is located at 5752 Rhodesdale-Eldorado Rd., Rhodesdale, Md. For info, call 410-943-4004.

Annual Holiday Craft Show The Farmington Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will hold their Annual Holiday Craft Show on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Farmington Fire House. This event features approximately 30 vendors - mostly crafters - and is a great place to pick up some holiday gift items. The kitchen will also be open with lunch items, soups, and chicken salad. For more information, contact Kathy at 302-398-8552 or aaak4@aol.com.

Eastern Shore League Banquet The Annual Eastern Shore League Banquet will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. a the VFW in Delmar. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased by Oct. 19. This year there are nine inductees. Tickets can be purchased by calling Kenny Green at 410-742-6096, kwgreen90@comcast.net, President Charlie Silcutt at 629-3078, harliesp@aol.com or Geoff Smott at 410-546-0880, gbsmoot@comcast.net. The Eastern Shore League operates the museum at Perdue Stadium. Under the direction of President Charlie Silcutt the museum is being expanded. It is well known as one of the foremost museums in minor league baseball. It contains the history of baseball in the area and is open on Mondays through the fall.

Events at the Ag Museum The Delaware Agricultural Museum in Dover announces the following events: Goodies and Goblins, Oct. 27, 5 to 6:30 p.m. - Bring the kids out to trick or treat in our 1890's village and for a costume contest. Admission is $1. A Farmer's Christmas, Dec. 1, 1 to 5 p.m. - Children can make crafts, listen to stories and participate in other holiday activities. There will be historical craft demonstrations, wood stove cooking, live blacksmith and goat treadle demonstrations and more. Free for members and regular museum admission for non-members. For more information, call 302-734-1618.

Ham radio license class The Sussex County Amateur Radio Emergency Service will be offering a technician amateur radio license class on Oct. 27 and 28 at Sussex Technical High School. The class is open to anyone who is interested in obtaining an amateur radio ("ham") license. Attendees must purchase a study guide prior to the class. There is no fee to attend but a donation of $20 to cover instructional and testing expenses is suggested. Classes will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday ending with the administration of the FCC amateur radio license exam. This is a great way to get into the hobby of amateur radio by reading a study guide in advance and spending a weekend with expert instruction including the FCC exam. You can leave the class as a licensed amateur radio operator. For more information or to register, contact Dell Palmer, K3AXR at k3axr@arrl.net or 410-208-3328.

Harvest Bounty Dinner and Dance The Harvest Bounty Dinner and Dance will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Price Community Center (formerly the Harrington New Century Club), just across from City Hall at 106 Dorman St., Harrington, Homemade comfort food, music by Dave Kenton, silent auction and more. Hosted by the Hub Club Rotary with proceeds to benefit the POLIO PLUS initiative to eradicate polio worldwide. Tickets $20; reserve by calling Bunnie Williams, 302-228-9768.

Ham/Turkey Shoot Schedule The schedule for the 2012-2013 Ham/Turkey Shoot at the Georgetown/Ellendale VFW has been released. Sign up starts at 10:30 a.m. and shooting at 11 a.m. Refreshments will be available for sale by the VFW. Dates are: Oct. 27, Nov. 17, Dec. 22, Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 23, April 27. Rain dates are Nov. 3, Nov. 24, Dec. 29, Feb. 2, March 2, March 30 and May 4. If rain dates are cancelled, the schedule will go to the next shoot. For possible cancellations, call 349-7025.

Heritage Day & Open House The Federalsburg Historical Society will hold their annual Heritage Day & Open House on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Federalsburg Area Heritage Museum. The event will feature a special presentation by John Creighton and Pat Lewis, "Harriet Tubman's Underground Railroad during the 1850's," beginning at 10:30 a.m. There will be exhibits, lunch items for sale and a bake sale. The historic house Exeter will also be open to visitors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is one of the oldest structures in the southern part of Caroline County (circa 1808) and was listed on the Register of Historic Places in 1978. The Federalsburg Area Heritage Museum is located at 100 Covey & Williams Alley behind Town Hall in Federalsburg and Exeter is located at 408 Old Denton Rd., also in Federalsburg. This event is free. For more information, contact Bart Johnson at 410-754-8964.

'Fostering our Future' lunch The Federalsburg Lions Club-FES Boosters presents "Fostering our Future" Lunch Benefit to benefit Federalsburg Elementary School on Friday, Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Union United Methodist Church, 301 N. Main St., Federalsburg. The menu features a hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce and dessert. Cost is $8. Eat in or carry out. Delivery is available to local businesses. For more information, contact Mary Harding at 419-829-1225, Christy Ann Pierce at 410-754-5153 or Wayne Cole at 443-786-3943.