P.O.E. plans yard sale The P.O.E. (Philanthroic Educational Organization of Sisterhood) will hold a yard sale from 7 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, at the home of Cheryl Coffin at 39 Read St., Seaford. Proceeds are used for scholarships.
Bingo at the Elks Lodge In addition to bingo every Wednesday night at the Seaford Elks Lodge, cash bingo will be held every third Sunday of the month, beginning Sept. 15. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and bingo is at 2. Must be 18 to attend. Non-smoking, maximum payouts allowed by law. Plenty of bingo ball games and food. For details, call 410-603-0383.
Basket bingo on Sept. 26 The Employee Activity Committee of Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger basket bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Seaford Moose Lodge. The filled basket bingo will consist of 20 games and will feature several Longaberger baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, attendees wearing pink will receive a ticket for an exclusive Longaberger Hope basket. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact the EAC at 629-6611, ext. 8944 or MorrisR@nanticoke.org.
Safe Boating Course The Nanticoke River Sail & Power Squadron will conduct a safe boating course at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fee is $20 per person or $30 for up to three in the same family. Pre-registration is on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. Minimum age to take this class is 12. You will receive your course books to study in advance. Contact Ron Dejewski at 536-7226 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312 for more information.
Gala to help Ross Point School Ross Point Improvement Club will hold a Gala to help raise funds to build a community center on the historical site of the Ross Point School. The gala will be held in the Seaford Boys and Girls Club at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. Tickets are $35 per person. For tickets and more information, contact Virginia Snead at 875-7438 or Johnnie Jones at 337-3320.
Free portrait offer Lifetouch Photographers will be at Seaford Presbyterian Church on Sept. 17 and 18. Call for a time for a sitting - any grouping of family and friends. For more information, leave a message at 629-9077.
Seaford Gallery 107 Art Classes The following is a list of classes scheduled for September at Gallery 107. For details, visit nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. Sunday, Sept. 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. - Card Making with Betty Speer Ongoing classes Mondays 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Impressionistic Oil Painting with Linda Steere. 6-9 p.m. - Classic Realism in oil with John Shisler. Wednesdays 6-8 p.m. - Watercolor with Nancy Laprad in her home. Thursdays 6-8 p.m. - Palette Knife workshop with Rudelle Fay Hall. Fridays 9-11 a.m. - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad. Call 604-7961 for more information.
Join the SCCA It is not too late to join the Seaford Community Concert Association for the 2013-2014 year. Membership is $55 for adults, $120 for family and $15 for students. Consider becoming a patron when you send in your check. Checks should be made payable to SCCA and mailed to Seaford Community Concert Association, P.O. Box 337, Seaford, DE 19973. 2013-2014 schedule of events An Evening with Hal Linden, Monday, Sept. 23 The Diamonds, Thursday, Oct. 24 Jesse Lynch's Jazz 101, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 Richter Uzer, Sunday, March 9, 3 p.m. New York Ballet Theatre, Tuesday, April 15
Seaford Library Job Center For more information, visit www.lib.de.us/jobcenter or call the Seaford Job Center at 222-3618.
- Walk-in job search assistance - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 to 5:30 p.m., to 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. To register, call Hope at 222-3618 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Advancement through Pardons and Expungement - assistance will be available by appointment at the Seaford Job Center. To schedule an appointment, call Andrew Duncan at 302-233-6462.
- Practice interview sessions - by appointment only. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618 or email email@example.com.
- Assistance applying for supplemental food benefits - third Friday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m. - Sept. 20, Oct. 18. The Food Bank of Delaware offers assistance to apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps). Call Brenda Palomo, Food Bank of DE, to register or to get more information (424-3301, ext. 107).
- What you need to know about resumes and online job applications - Tuesday, Oct. 1, noon to 12:30 p.m. These days it is not usually a human you are initially trying to impress with your resume, it's a computer and software known as an "Applicant Tracking System." If you want to ensure that your resume and online application won't get weeded out before a human has a chance to see it, you won't want to miss this 30 minute session. Bring a flash drive with your current resume on it. Registration is required. To register, call Hope at 222-3618 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A new job center tool for secure and reliable job searches - Thursday, Sept. 26, noon to 12:30 p.m. Today most jobs are posted online. The best way to compete and secure a position is to go directly to the company website and search their job openings. We have developed a tool to simplify this search. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618 or email email@example.com.
- Intermediate Microsoft Word - Mondays, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., 6 weeks: 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28. This interactive program offers tools for improving your use of this very popular Microsoft word processor software program. A basic understanding of Microsoft Word is required. Must attend all six sessions and registration is required. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Introduction to computers - in Spanish - Tuesdays, 5:30 to 7 p.m., 4 weeks: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8. For first time computer user. Registration is required and patron must attend all four classes. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618 or email email@example.com.
- Introduction to computers - Thursdays, 5:30 to 7 p.m., 4 weeks: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10. For first time computer user. Registration is required and patron must attend all four classes. To register, call Hope at 222-3618 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nanticoke Health golf tournament Delaware based Anesthesia Services, P.A. is the title sponsor of the Nanticoke Health Services 27th annual golf tournament on Thursday, Sept. 19 and Friday, Sept. 20, at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville. The proceeds from this year's tournaments will benefit Nanticoke's Mother and Baby Care Center through a new Fetal Monitoring System. Sponsorship opportunities are available to individuals and businesses. For details, visit www.nanticoke.org/golf, or contact the Nanticoke Health Services Foundation office at 536-5393 or email FioriC@nanticoke.org.
Society dinner and dance The Seaford Historical Society will "Raise the Roof" at the Seaford Fire Hall on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 5 to 11 p.m. The gala event will raise funds to benefit the society's programs and projects. Tickets are $45 per person and must be purchased in advance. The deadline for ticket sales is Friday, Sept. 13. The event will include Chinese and silent auctions. A meal catered by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department will be served at 6 p.m. A live auction along with 50/50 and door prize drawings will take place at 7:15. At 8, The Funsters will take the stage. Rservations may be made by contacting the Seaford Historical Society at 628-9828 or by email at email@example.com.
Woodland Ferry Festival The Woodland Ferry Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, in the historic community of Woodland. Vendors and exhibitors will line Woodland Church Road offering food, crafts, and a variety of exhibits and demonstrations. The "Battle of the Bands" between Seaford and Laurel High schools will take place on the ferry. Ferry rides for foot passengers will be offered throughout the day along with a silent auction and duck train rides for the kids. Entertainment provided by "The Good News Tour," Charlie Paparella and the "Olivet Church String Band" with guests the Lilley Family and the "Out of Order" bluegrass band. A breakfast will be held in the Woodland Church Community Hall beginning around 7:30 a.m. for a small fee. To vend or exhibit, contact Linda Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 629-5659 or Linda Hallbrook at email@example.com or 381-4242.
Laurel Lions Train Show The Laurel Lions Train Show is back on track for Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Laurel Fire House. There will be train accessories, oyster sandwiches and live entertainment.
Recognizing Alzheimer's Disease The Laurel Public Library, together with the Alzheimer's Association of Delaware, will present a program, Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimers, on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the library meeting room. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 875-3184.
Laurel Public Library programs A Matter of Balance - Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Free classes twice weekly for 4 weeks, Oct. 2-25, Wednesday and Friday mornings, 10 a.m. to noon. Pre-registration required. Snacks included. Location: Laurel Public Library, Mary Wootten Carpenter Room. Contact: Norma Jean Fowler, 875-3184. Job Center - program at Laurel Library is offering one-on-one assistance to develop or update a resume, learn reliable job search skills and get help applying for jobs online. Monday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. by appointment only. Register at the Circulation Desk. Location: Laurel Public Library, 2nd Floor. Contact: Dana Bowden, 875-3184. Friends of Laurel Public Library - will hold their first general membership meeting of the season at 2 p.m., Tuesday Sept. 10, and at 2 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month through the school year. You are welcome to join this dedicated group of library supporters. All fundraising events benefit youth programs at the library. Location: Laurel Public Library, Mary Wootten Carpenter Room. Tech Talk - new schedule beginning in September. Moving from twice a week to four times, Monday - Thursday evenings, 5 to 7 p.m. Tech questions? Location: Laurel Public Library, Technician's Desk. Contact: Jack Hall, 875-3184. Teen Night Life - offers a chance for teens to create, discover and play with other local teens. Join us for food, games and fun! Friday, Sept. 13, 5 to 7 p.m. Location: Laurel Public Library, Mary Wootten Carpenter Room. Contact: Tameca Beckett, 875-3184. Story Time - Kicks off this season on Wednesday, Sept 11. Come join Ms. Pat and Ms. Tameca every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Laurel Public Library. Children and their caregivers will enjoy exploring books, music, games and crafts. Location: Laurel Public Library Story Room. Contact: Tameca Beckett, youth services librarian, 875-3184. Recent Reads - Drop in and sample the weekly Book Club at Laurel Public Library, for light refreshments and conversation, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Bring whatever you're reading, e-books or audiobooks. Location: Laurel Public Library, Mary Wootten Carpenter Room. Contact: Wenona Phillips, 875-3184. Drop-in Chess - BYOB (bring your own board) to Laurel Public Library on Saturdays for a challenging game of chess. Meet people who share your interest in the game. Drop-in, 10 a.m. and stay as long as you want until 2 p.m. Location: Laurel Public Library, 2nd Floor. Contact: Norma Jean Fowler, 875-3184. Happy Knitters - Knitting is alive and well at Laurel Public Library at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday mornings. Bring in a needlework project to work on and join the group.
Discover the history of Laurel The Cook House, an early 20th century home, contains a wealth of photographs and artifacts documenting both the early and more recent history of Laurel. The house is open every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. through October. The Laurel Heritage Museum, located at 215 Mechanic St., in the former train station is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the week. The museum is also open on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. through October. The museum contains a collection of photographs by photographers Albert Waller and his son Norman Waller as well as a collection of artifacts and many other articles of local interest. Visits to these venues will provide you with a great sense of the history and heritage of Laurel.
LHS Class of '83 reunion Laurel High School Class of 1983 has set dates for its 30 year reunion event, Saturday, Oct. 26. If you have not received your invitation, contact Brian Dayton at 745-4476 or email@example.com.
Lions Club Journey for Sight The Laurel Lions Club's 26th annual Pet Culver Memorial Journey for Sight will be held on Sunday, Nov. 3, at Trap Pond State Park. Registration is at 12:15 p.m. and the walk, which is 5 miles, begins at 1 p.m. All clubs and organizations are welcome; teams of 5 or more will receive a 50% rebate on all money turned in the day of the event. For more information, call Pat Disharoon at 410-896-3371 or 410-726-4118.
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. Laureate Epsilon will automatically receive 10% of the check to benefit Relay For Life. For more information, call 228-5800.
Museum features Ida May exhibit Artifacts from the reconstruction project of the skipjack Ida May are now on display at the Bethel Heritage Museum. The exhibit focuses on the 1906 skipjack Ida May, which was restored by the Gladden brothers, Gordon and Elbert, from 2006 to 2011. The Ida May exhibit consists of artifacts and a documentary chronicling the renovation of the skipjack. The exhibit may be seen at the museum on Sept. 8 and 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Bethel Historical Society President Kevin Phillips at 858-3840.
Chamber seeks Citizen of the Year The Greater Delmar Chamber of Commerce is looking for their 2013 Citizen of the Year to honor at their annual banquet. The citizen chosen is honored each year by the chamber in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the community of Delmar. Nominees: must be a resident of the Delmar School District; must have made a contribution for the improvement of the community; must show commitment and contributions through local church, social, business, school, chamber or other community related projects; and must be a role model reflecting strong character. To nominate someone, visit www.delmar-chamberofcommerce.com and follow the directions to print the form. The ballot form may be returned to any one of the locations around the Delmar area, emailed or mailed to the chamber office at P.O. Box 416, Delmar, DE 19940. Ballot boxes are located at The Bank of Delmarva, Delmar Office; Delmar Town Hall; Delmar Post Office; Delmar Public Library and M & T Bank in Delmar. The deadline for nominations is Monday, Sept. 23. For more information, call Lisa Lloyd Ellis at The Bank of Delmarva at 410-742-9401.
Beef 'n dumpling dinner A beef 'n dumpling dinner sponsored by the St. Stephen's Relay for Life team will be held at the Delmar VFW on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Eat in or take out. The cost is $12. There will also be a silent auction.
Greenwood VFC chicken bbq The Greenwood Vol. Fire Company chicken bbq will run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Sept. 29. Dinner includes half a chicken or leg quarters, roll, bag of chips and pickles for $7.
VFW to honor POW/MIA victims On Friday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m, the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post 7478 in Greenwood, along with the Greenwood Public Library, will offer a program in honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day. Take time to remember the men and women who were prisoners of war and those who are missing in action by watching a "reader's theater" production of the book, America's White Table by Margot Theis Raven. This program is free. For more information, call Donna at 349-5309. The Greenwood VFW Post 7478 is located on the corner of Mill Street and Governors Avenue in Greenwood.
Know the signs of Alzheimer's On Monday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m., at the Greenwood VFW Hall, Jamie Magee of the Alzheimer's Association will present the program, "Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters." The program is hosted by the Greenwood Library and is free and open to all. For questions, call Robin at 349-5309.
Library Card Sign Up Month September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Greenwood Public Library wants to make sure that all residents in Greenwood and surrounding areas have the smartest card of all - a library card. A library card opens up a world of opportunity for people of all ages, providing access to books, ebooks, magazines, music, movies, the Internet, and much more. During the month of September at the Greenwood Library, persons of all ages signing up for their very first card will be given a chance to enter drawings to be held Oct. 1, for a $20 Royal Farms gift card, a mini webcam, or stereo PC headset. For more information, contact the Greenwood Library at 302-349-5309 or visit www.greenwood.lib.de.us.
Cancer Support Group The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will host a Cancer Support Group on the second Monday of every month at 1 p.m. beginning September 9. Beverly Turner, group facilitator, has many years of experience hosting support groups. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m., if any one would like to come and enjoy lunch before the group meets.
The support group is free. For more information, call Site Manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.
Yard 'N Flea Sale The Town of Greenwood is having its annual Big Saturday Yard 'N Flea Sale on Saturday, Sept. 7 (rain date Sept. 14) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Set up begins at 5 a.m. and tables must be set up by 8 a.m. Vendor spaces (20x20) are available for $15. To reserve your space, visit www.greenwood.delaware.gov or call 302-604-0812. Make plans to visit Greenwood to do some treasure hunting and bargain shopping on Sept. 7. There will also be a "Strut Your Stuff" pet fashion show. To participate, call Annette at 443-982-7196 for more information. The event is free and all pets are welcome, regardless of size. Pets must be on a leash or chain. Registration for the pet show starts at 9 a.m. and the event starts at 11.
AARP Safety Course An AARP Defensive Driving Safety Course will be held at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center, 41 Schulze Rd. in Greenwood, on September 16. This is a one day advanced refresher class. This course will be held from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. and the cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. You must pre-register for this course by September 10. To register, please call Site Manager, Dixie Carlisle at 302-349-5237.
New Red Hat chapter Queen Alice Jeanne Marques has opened a new Red Hat Chapter, Red Hat Roses, in Bridgeville, for members of the Red Hat Society. The Red Hat Society is an international social organization for women ages 21 and up. For more information, visit www.RedHatsociety.com. For more information about the new chapter, call 236-9601.
Renew your Friends membership It's time to renew your annual membership to the Friends of the Bridgeville Library. We still need your financial support to continue our enrichment programs and increase the library's resources. For more information, contact Membership Chair Alice Min at 628-4616 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
'De-Stress & De-Clutter' The Friends of the Bridgeville Library are pleased to announce a special speaking event on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m., at the library meeting room. Karen Jessee, owner of "Simply Organized" which was founded in 2004 in Wilmington, will speak about "De-Stress & De-Clutter." Karen is a featured writer for Living Well magazine and her website, nowsimplyorganized.com, lists her numerous published articles. For more information, contact Ruth Skala at 858-1534.
Basket Bingo The Bridgeville Fire Company Auxiliary will host a Basket Bingo on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Bridgeville Fire Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with games starting at 7. The grand door prize is the Hostess Baking Bundle in Ebony. There will be door prizes between every game, a 50/50 drawing, basket raffles and free refreshments during intermission. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For tickets or more information, call 337-7429 or 337-7446.
Bridgeville community yard sale The Town of Bridgeville will host a Community Yard Sale on Saturday, Sept. 21, beginning at 7 a.m., with lots of bargains throughout town.
Charity golf tournament The Bridgeville Charity Open Golf Tournament will be held Friday, Oct. 11, at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville. Registration and a continental breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the shotgun start for the four-player scramble starting at 9. A luncheon and awards ceremony will follow the tournament. Several levels of sponsorship are offered to allow businesses and individuals the opportunity to participate. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Peggy Smith at Bridgeville Town Hall, 337-7135.
Alumni Association offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering trip through Holloway Tours for alumni, faculty and friends. Saturday, Sept. 21 - Smithsonian National Zoological Park - $29. Lunch is included in the tour. Checks, should be made payable to the Delmar Alumni Association and mailed to Dot Wolfgang, 36360 Bi-State Blvd., Delmar, DE 19940. For more information, call Wolfgang at 846-2366.
Trip to Atlanta, New Orleans Seaford WPS is sponsoring a nine day trip to Atlanta and New Orleans, Sept. 21-29. Cost is $995 per person and includes 8 nights lodging, 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners, tour of Atlanta including CNN, Stone Mountain Park, Montgomery, Ala., New Orleans, Mardi Gras World, Swamp tour, plantation and garden tour, riverboat cruise, World War II Museum, Jackson Brewery & Riverwalk, motor coach transportation and gratuities. For more information, call 629-4416.
Trip to American Music Theatre Only four seats are left for the trip to the American Music Theatre to see a Christmas show on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Cost is $58 per person. We will eat at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant before the show. Restaurant cost is on your own. Contact Rose at 629-7180 if you are interested.
Trip to see 'Noah' Nanticoke Senior Center is offering a trip to Sight and Sound in Lancaster, Pa., to see Noah, a play which details a famous Bible story. The bus leaves the center at 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 18. Attendees will eat lunch at 11 upon arrival at the Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant and Smorgasbord, and then head to the 1 p.m. show. Cost is $95 for members and $100 for non-members, which includes coach bus transportation, lunch, and show ticket (gratuity for the bus driver is not included). Bring money for dinner on the way home. Call 629-4939 for more information or to register.
Trip to see 'Noah' Liberating Power AME Zion Church of Bridgeville is sponsoring a trip to Lancaster to see the play, Noah, at the Millenium Theater on Thursday, Oct. 24. The cost is $110 and includes transportation, show and dinner buffet. A bus will leave from the Georgetown Walmart at 9 a.m. Contact Valerie Reeves for tickets and more information at 302-539-8212 or email@example.com.
Trip to Vermont The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 41 Schulze Road in Greenwood, will host a 4 day-3 night motor coach trip to Vermont from October 7 to October 10. Cost is $549 per person (double occupancy). Package includes three nights lodging in a local lodge, three breakfasts, gourmet luncheon at a local inn with a live cooking demonstration, two dinners, welcome reception, evening of entertainment, maple tasting at Morse Sugar Farm, taste the flavor of Green Mountain Coffee, Vermont Country Store, cheese tasting at Cabot Cheese, Ben & Jerry's ice Cream Factory Tour, Alpaca Farm, Apple Orchard and Cider Mill, Danforth Pewter, souvenir gift, luggage handling, all taxes and meal gratuities and motor coach transportation. "Taste the Flavor of Vermont". Payment is due upon sign up to confirm your reservation. For more information or to register, call the Site Manager, Dixie Carlisle at 302-349-5237.
AARP offers trip AARP Chapter 1084 is offering a trip to Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun and Mystic Village, Nov. 5-7. New price and itinerary. Arrive at Great Cedar Hotel late afternoon and enjoy the buffet at your leisure. Next day is Mohegan Sun and Mystic. Two dinner buffets and two breakfast buffets included plus comps. Cost: $280 per person/doubles. AARP Chapter 1084 members call for special offer. Contact Rose at 629-7180 for more information.
Miracle of Christmas bus trip Caroline County AARP is offering a bus trip to see the Miracle of Christmas at the Millennium Theatre on Friday, Dec. 6 in Lancaster, Pa. The package includes dinner at Shady Maple Smorgasbord, shopping at Rockvale Outlets, Tanger Outlets or Kitchen Kettle Village, motor coach transportation and all taxes and meal gratuities. Cost is $130 per person. For more information, contact Peggy Perry at 410-822-2314.
Winter Cruise Getaway Once again, Dr. Marie Wolfgang is sponsoring a 10 night cruise as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. On Feb. 8, 2014, set sail from Baltimore to the Western Caribbean on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines' "Grandeur of the Seas." Stops include Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth (Jamaica), and Labadee, Haiti (the private island). Transportation to and from Baltimore is available from Seaford via chartered bus. You may obtain a brochure from Dr. Wolfgang's office at 1 Cedar Ave., Seaford, or by contacting Dori at Boscov's travel. Space is limited.
Laurel Historical Society meeting The fall meeting of the Laurel Historical Society will be held on Thursday, Sept. 19, at St. Philips Episcopal Church at 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel. Featured speaker is Madeline Dunn, curator of education - historian with the Delaware Department of Historical & Cultural Affairs. Dunn's talk, "Voices from the Past: The Relocation of the County Seat in Sussex County," is something you won't want to miss. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a short business meeting at 7, followed by Dunn's presentation. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of her talk. Laurel Historical Society members as well as members of the general public are invited.
Pettyjohn to hold meetings Sen. Brian Pettyjohn (R-Georgetown) has announced that he will host a monthly "Coffee with Constituents" meeting. The Senator encourages District 19 residents to stop by to ask a question or share a concern on issues relating to the district or state government. The meetings will take place on the third Saturday of every month, between 8 and 10 a.m. with the location rotating between Bridgeville, Georgetown and Long Neck.
Sussex Bird Club meeting The Sussex Bird Club will hold a meeting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8, at Cadbury in Lewes. Sharon Lynn, John Hoyt and Sally and Bill Fintel will give a talk with photographs of their trip to the Pantanal in Brazil.
Sea Purls knitting group 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 Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road. Lunch is available. New members are always welcome. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.
Writers' Group hosts Candy Abbott Kingdom Writers Fellowship (KWF) will host Candy Abbott as their speaker at their meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 17. Candy, author, speaker and managing partner of Fruitbearer Publishing in Georgetown, will discuss, "Agents, proposals, and editors as they relate to self-publishing." KWF meets at 6:30 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, Seaford. Anyone with an interest in writing is invited. Call 628-4594 for more information.
Widowed Persons meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 12:15 p.m. at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. The planned guest speaker will be William Messenger, representing the Southern Delaware Toastmaster's Club. Widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.
Laurel History Group will meet The Life in Laurel History Roundtable Discussion Group will continue meeting throughout the summer on the last Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., in the meeting room of the Laurel Public Library. Area residents interested in learning about Laurel history are encouraged to attend. Native and newcomers both will discover interesting facts and stories about the rich history of this town. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 875-3184.
Genealogical Society meeting The Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS) has announced the program for its upcoming meeting on Saturday, Sept. 21. Entitled "Google Tools for Genealogy." The program will be delivered by Leah Youse, MLIS and will provide information a researcher needs to utilize several advanced search techniques that will take one's genealogical research to the next level, as well as serve as an introduction to Google Translate and GoogleBooks. The general business meeting followed by the presentation will begin at 10:30 a.m., at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library in the upstairs meeting room.
AARP meeting Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 will hold a meeting at the Methodist Manor House in the Friendship Hall at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12. All members should try to attend. We have a lot of information as to what is happening for the completion of this year. Also, please remember to bring anything you might have for the veterans coat drive to this meeting. The speaker will be Brian Posey from the Wilmington office with updated information. Refreshments will be served after the meeting. For more information, call Rose at 629-7180.
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.
9-12 Group meeting Meetings for the 9-12 Group will take place on the second Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Millsboro Fire Hall (behind the fire house). The 9-12 meetings are about local, state and national politics. For more information, visit 912DelawarePatriots.com.
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 details about the program, contact Cub Master Clifford Alpert at 228-2390 or email@example.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.
NAACP holds annual banquet The Fifteenth Annual Freedom Fund Banquet of the Lower Sussex NAACP will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Grace United Methodist Church, King and Market streets, Georgetown. Keynote speaker is Benjamin Mobley, a financial advisor. This year's honorees are Peggy Trott of Georgetown, Darien Jones of Georgetown and Kevin McKinney of Rehoboth. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 856-6534.
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 email@example.com
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.
Seal Purls to meet The "Sea Purls" Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association normally 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. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.
DAR Mary Vining Chapter The DAR Mary Vining Chapter meets again in September, November, December, January, February, March, May on the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Seaford Library. To join DAR, contact any member or visit the DAR Mary Vining website for more information.
SURROUNDING AREA EVENTS:
ALS Walk in Rehoboth Beach Walk in the ALS Walk in Rehoboth Beach with Don's Angels on Saturday, Sept. 14. Don's Angels is walking to raise money for a cure in memory of Pastor Don Murray of St. Paul's UMC. The team will meet for registration at the Rehoboth Bandstand at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call Betty at 875-2713 or Kelly at 752-7032. If you are unable to walk but would like to make a donation, call Betty or Kelly.
Annual Nanticoke Pow Wow The Nanticoke Indian Association will hold its 36th Annual Pow Wow on Sept. 7-8. There will be American Indian drummers and singers, Native American foods, and over 40 visiting tribes from across the USA. For details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Marilyn at 302-945-3400.
Littleton Family Reunion The 40th Annual Minos and Edith Littleton Family Reunion will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15, at John West Park in Ocean View. The pavilion and picnic tables are reserved beginning at 2 p.m. for the early birds. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish. For more information, contact Nancy Smith at 302-539-3278.
Auditions for concert Auditions for experienced singers who read music will be held at noon on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Epworth Church, Rehoboth Beach. Singers will comprise the chorus for a concert version of Showboat and Porgy and Bess on Nov. 16. Rehearsals will be held on Thursday, Nov. 14, Friday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Nov. 16. The chorus will be joined by guest soloists from Washington, D.C. Bring music for an accompanied piece. For more information, call 302-644-8752 or 610-390-9339.
Pageant seeks contestants The 2014 Miss Sussex County & Miss Georgetown Scholarship Organization seeks contestants ages 4 to 24, for their program in November. The divisions include: Little Miss 4-6, Juvenile Miss 7-9, Junior Miss 10-12, Teen 13-17, and Miss 17-24 years of age. Deadline for applications is Oct. 1. The new Miss Sussex County & Miss Georgetown 2014 will have an opportunity to represent Sussex County and Georgetown at the Miss Delaware Pageant in June 2014. The new titleholders will also be able to travel and make appearances throughout the year. This scholarship pageant is open to young women between the ages of 17 to 24, that either work, live or attend school in Delaware. Seventeen year olds must be a high school senior. Scholarships will be awarded to the new titleholders. The new Sussex and Georgetown Outstanding Teen titleholders will have an opportunity to compete in the Miss Delaware's Outstanding Teen program in 2014. For applications and more information, contact Alison Dubinski at email@example.com or 302-898-1558.