Bulletin Board
Thursday, October 17, 2013
 
ALL ABOUT SEAFORD:

Fall Bazaar at the Manor House The residents at Methodist Manor House in Seaford will host their annual Fall Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1. There will be a Christmas table, attic treasures from the Thrift Shop, handcrafted items including knitted baby items, afghans, 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-outs are available. The public is invited and welcome to attend.

Haley's Arms benefit concert A Gospel Music Benefit Concert, Haley's Arms, will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, at Nanticoke Senior Center, 1001 W. Locust St., Seaford. The lineup of gospel singers includes Laura Mitchell, Thom Slaughter (Second Wind Ministry), Jerry Jones and the Kings Ambassadors. No tickets are required. A love offering will be requested to help provide 16-year-old Haley Shiber with WREX Arms, enabling her to have the use of her arms. This special apparatus costs $5,000. Haley has cerebral palsy and cannot use her arms without them. All proceeds will go to Haley. Snacks will be available for purchase. For more information, call Grace Kelly at 302-381-3879 or Jeannie Jones, Jerry Jones Ministries, at 302-228-4813. The benefit concert is provided by God's Girls Ministry.

'A Little Bit of Germany in Seaford' The Knights of Columbus, St. Molua Council #4075, presents "A Little Bit of Germany in Seaford" from 6 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Seaford, in the church hall. There will be traditional German food and music and German beer and wine will be available. Tickets, which are $20, are available from any of the Knights or call Tony Lowe, 629-9374, Chuck Swartout, 956-0496, Ed Boardman, 629-4855 or Bob Gay, 956-0039. No tickets will be sold at the door and the last day to purchase tickets is Oct. 23.

Fall Clean Up The Olde Seaford Block Watch Fall Clean Up will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. Volunteers will meet in the City Hall Parking Lot for gloves, bags, vests and directions. Bring a neighbor, friend or school age children or pick up cans, bottles and papers on your property and the street area. Rain date is Saturday, Nov. 2. For more information, call 629-9844.

Class of '83 reunion meeting The Seaford High School Class of '83 will be holding a class reunion meeting on Monday, Oct. 28, 6:30 p.m. at Grotto's in Seaford. Fellow classmates please try to attend as we want to make our 30th reunion a great event and need help from all . Thank you and we will look forward to seeing you then.

Concord reunion The Sons, Daughters & Friends of Concord 92nd Reunion will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Concord United Methodist Church. There will be fellowship, a dedication, and memorial service to honor those sons, daughters and friends of Concord who have passed away since last year. The Rev. Diane E. Melson will deliver a brief message and guests will be entertained with music by Bob DiGennaro, Joe Hall and Derek Mullen. A chicken and dumpling dinner will follow at 4 p.m. at the community house. The public is invited to the service and dinner. Dinner is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 4 to 12 and free for ages 3 and under. The church will be open for visitors to see items of historical interest to the neighborhood and church and commemorative items will be for sale. For more information, contact Secretary Judy Kohlenberg at 629-0687.

Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 15 Nanticoke Senior Center's 2013 Holiday Bazaar promises to be bigger and better than ever. Plan to begin your Christmas shopping at this event on Friday, Nov. 15 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. or Saturday, Nov. 16 between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Table rentals are available for vendors at $5 per table for members or $10 per table for non-members. Call 629-4939 for more information.

Nutrition Outreach Drivers needed Nanticoke Senior Center Nutrition Outreach Services delivers nutritious meals three days a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) to eligible individuals who are located within the boundaries of Seaford. We are so thankful to all our current volunteer drivers, and we are looking for more volunteers to join this group of generous members. If interested, you can sign up to help on days/times that are convenient for you. If you are interested in participating, contact the NSC Outreach Department at 629-4939 or outreach@nanticokeseniorcenter.com.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Nanticoke Senior Center (NSC) and Footlight Productions will present a Fall Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at NSC on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6, and the menu includes salad, lasagna, Italian bread and dessert. At 7, Footlight Productions will perform a murder mystery. Tickets are $30 for one ticket or $50 for two tickets. Purchase your tickets at the center or online at www.nanticokeseniorcenter.com.

Basket Bingo Nanticoke Senior Center will offer a Fall Basket Bingo Event on Thursday, Nov. 7. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and games will start at 7. There will be many special baskets, extra games, raffle items, a silent auction, and over 30 chances to win a prize. Prizes include Longaberger baskets, Thirty-One bags and Vera Bradley bags. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Purchase your tickets at the center or online at www.nanticokeseniorcenter.com.

Library Book Sale The Seaford District Library will have a Book Sale in the Woodruff Room of the current building (600 N. Market St.) from Oct. 18-21. Most of the books will come from the weeding process that has been going on at the library for the past few months plus donations received over that time. We are not in need of further books from a quantity standpoint, but do bring any books you would like to give to the sale. Library staff will be responsible for arranging the books for the sale. The Friends need volunteers to help collect money and replenish books on tables as they are sold. The following shifts are available: Friday, Oct. 18: 4-6 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19: 10 a.m.-noon; noon-2 p.m.; 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20: 1-3 p.m. or 3-5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21: 9-11 a.m. or 11 a.m.-1 p.m. There is a bag sale on Monday. To volunteer, contact Jean Gandek at 629-2255 or j.gandek@verizon.net.

Country Christmas Music Show The Seaford Historical Society will host a "Country Christmas Music Show" in the Seaford Middle School auditorium on Friday, Dec. 13. WBOC-TV news anchor and co-host of Delmarva Life, Jimmy Hoppa will emcee the evening's program featuring The Jones Boys, Gospel star Jerry Jones, Craig Bank's Good News Tour, local troubadour Charlie Paparella and many more. The show will bring back memories of "The Grand Ole Opry" as all performers will be on stage throughout the show and will sing when they are introduced. Thresa Allen and SHS member Ron Breeding came to Society President Don Allen with this idea in January and plans for the "Country Christmas" have been in the works since last April. The variety show will kick-off a weekend of events that are traditionally presented by the society as part of their Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion. All of the performers are donating their time and talent and all proceeds are to benefit the Seaford Historical Society and the Gov. Ross Mansion Roof Replacement fund. The show will start at 7 p.m. Advance tickets, which go on sale Monday, Oct. 14, are $8 for adults and $4 for students. Tickets will be available at the Seaford Museum and Nanticoke Fence. Tickets at the door will be $10 for adults and $5 for students. Preschoolers will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

Bingo at the Elks Lodge Cash Bingo at the Seaford Elks Lodge every third Sunday of the month. 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.

Seaford Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled for October. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. Sunday, Oct. 20, 1 to 3 p.m. - Card Making with Betty Speer, $22. Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Children's Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 9-12, $40, includes light lunch. Ongoing classes Mondays - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Impressionistic Oil Painting with Linda Steere, $90/month, $80 members. 6 to 9 p.m. - Classic Realism in Oil with John Shisler, $65 public, $55 members. Wednesdays - 6 to 8 p.m. - Watercolor with Nancy Laprad, in her home, $55 public, $50 members. Fridays. - 9 to 11 a.m. - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.

Auto racing exhibit open Visit the new exhibit, Delaware Auto Racing, in the Webb Room at the Seaford Museum in downtown Seaford. Curator of the collection, Don Allen, has brought together artifacts from several private collections throughout the region. The exhibit will be on display until Nov. 17. The Seaford Museum is open to the public Thursday through Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Museum admission is $5 for adults and children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.

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.

Longaberger Basket Bingo Seaford Library and Cultural Center will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Seaford Moose Lodge. The filled basket bingo will consist of 20 games and will feature several Longaberger baskets as prizes. Advance tickets, which are $20 per person, $25 at the door, include a chance to win the Longaberger Work Around basket and Longaberger Flameware 12 " Braiser. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, call the library at 629-2524. Annual Roast Beef Dinner Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church in Seaford will serve their annual Roast Beef Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25. The meal is served buffet style and features roast beef/gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables, salads and homemade desserts. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for youth and under 5 are free. For more information, call 629-4458.

ALL ABOUT LAUREL:

Tickets for banquet available The Laurel Chamber of Commerce "Citizen of the Year" and "Businessperson of the Year" banquet will be held at the Laurel Fire Hall on Thursday, Oct. 24, beginning with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $25 per person, are available at the Laurel Chamber of Commerce office in the new Train Station complex through Oct. 18. Anyone seeking ticket information can also call Don Dykes at 302-245-5436. This year's "Citizen of the Year" is former state Representative and retired Delaware State Trooper, Biff Lee. The "Businessperson of the Year" is Laurel Chamber Executive Director, Don Dykes.

LeCates Family Reunion The Daniel Burton LeCates Family Reunion will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10, at Kings Church on Gordy Road in Laurel. For more information, family members may call 302-245-6851 or email Mrblue055@gmail.com.

Holiday Dinner raffle tickets available The Laurel Historical Society (LHS) announces that raffle tickets for their second annual Holiday Dinner Party for Six are now on sale. With the prize of an elegant dinner party served at their headquarters location, The Cook House, this raffle has proven to be a fun way of raising funds for the preservation and conservation of the society's collection of historic documents, photographs, and artifacts. Although the society does not charge entrance fees to the Laurel Heritage Museum or The Cook House, operational costs must be covered every year. The winning ticket holder will be able to invite five friends or family to join them for dinner served at The Cook House on Dec. 7. The evening will begin with wine and cheese and a personally guided tour of the Laurel Heritage Museum. Guests will be transported back to the Cook House in period cars from the 1950s. Dressed for the Christmas season, the c. 1860 Cook House will be decorated with candlelight and evergreens, the table set with fine china and crystal, and soft music will fill the air. After a sumptuous four course meal and champagne dessert, the evening's festivities will be captured with a group photograph. Raffle tickets, which are $10 each or three for $25, are available at the Laurel Chamber of Commerce, The Laurel Coffee House, Laurel Petroleum, O'Neal's Antiques, or from any society member. The drawing for the winning ticket will take place on Nov. 21, at the monthly meeting of the Life in Laurel discussion group held at the Laurel Public Library. Mail completed ticket stubs and your check made payable to the Laurel Historical Society to LHS, P.O. Box 102, Laurel, DE 19956. For more details about the raffle, call 875-7665. To help with food or wine donations, or in any capacity, contact chef Barbara Wise at 875-5535.

Learn how to make No Sew Blankets The Laurel Library announces that Laurel resident, Bonnie Elliott will return to the library to teach the simple workings of a no-sew blanket on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. Just in time for the holiday season, participants will need to bring a yard and a half of the fleece of their choice, scissors, ruler and optional seam ripper. The class is free with no registration but participants are encouraged to let library staff know they are coming to ensure enough work space. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184.

Trap Pond Partners meeting Trap Pond Partners will hold its Annual Meeting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, in the Baldcypress Nature Center at Trap Pond State Park. Beth Wasden, volunteer and outreach coordinator of The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance, will be the featured speaker. NWA, a bi-state non-profit organization that seeks to conserve the natural, cultural and recreational resources of the Nanticoke Watershed, is well known for its volunteer Creekwatchers program. Beth will speak on the success of the Creekwatchers program and the water quality trends in the Nanticoke Watershed. Trap Pond is part of the Nanticoke Watershed. All Trap Pond Partners meetings are open to the public. For more information, visit www.trappondpartners.net or call the Baldcypress Nature Center at 875-5163.

Trap Pond offering hayrides Seven Delaware state parks are offering scenic hayrides this fall. In western Sussex County, residents can find hayrides at Trap Pond State Park in Laurel. The rides accommodate 30 to 40 people and are priced from $4 to $6 for adults and from $2 to $3 for children 12 and under. Families are welcome to bring refreshments to enjoy around a campfire after the hayride. For private hayride reservations, contact the Nature Center at Trap Pond at 875-5163.

Haunted farm will benefit soldiers A passion for Halloween spirit and an extremely wide patriotic streak will blend together this October just south of town. Slaughter House Farms is the product of this marriage, a haunted experience that is promising blood-curdling screams and extreme fun. And each scream will help send a happier message to our fighting men and women deployed in harm's way; the proceeds will benefit Operation We Care. Operation We Care collects donations, packs boxes and ships them to our currently-deployed local men and women in time for the holidays. Once a year a local farm in Laurel transforms into what some call a brutally morbid nightmare, the likes of which has not been seen or recorded in history. "Rumor" has it that T.J. Scott bought the farm after a long stay at a local mental hospital. And during six nights, one can hear bone-chilling screams, gunshots and loud music coming from the farm. The fun begins at dusk on Oct. 18 and 19, Oct. 25 and 26 and Oct. 30 and 31. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for ages 10 to 13. Slaughter House Farms is not recommended for children under 10. Slaughter House Farms is located at 32076 Gordy Rd., just west of Rt. 13 on the way back into town. Look for the signs on Rt. 13, just south of Johnny Janosik. Visit www.slaughterhousefarms.org for more information or to help with the project. Slaughter House Farms is a creation of many volunteers under the guidance of the Scott family. Terry and Kerri Scott have a passion - and plenty of experience - with Halloween thrill shows. Their oldest son, Curtis, currently serving with the Air Force, is just back from deployment in Afghanistan. Merging the Slaughter House Farms with supporting the troops was an unusual, yet seemingly perfect marriage.

Cemetery House in Laurel The Cemetery House in Laurel, sponsored by The Odd Fellows Charity Lodge 27 in Laurel, returns Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 18, 19, 25 and 26. The house is located on the west side of town at Sharptown and Hastings roads next to the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Parking is only available next to the Laurel Firehouse on 10th Street. Participants will ride on the free farm wagon to start their journey. Then they will walk through fields with 10-foot high grasses, and spooky characters around every bend, to get to the haunted Cemetery House. Tickets are sold from 7 to 11 p.m. Admission is $10 and children under 6 are admitted for free. Participants will receive $1 off admission with the donation of a non-perishable food item donation. Limit one discount per person. Proceeds benefit the Boy Scouts of America, 4H Clubs and other area charities.

LHS Alumni Football Dinner The Annual Laurel High School Alumni Football Dinner will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18, at Abbotts Grill (formerly the Georgia House) in Laurel. Anyone interested in attending should call Craig Littleton at 462-9450 or 875-7445.

Holiday Craft Sale A Holiday Craft Sale to benefit the Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Laurel Fire Department. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase. To reserve tables (one table is $10, additional tables are $5), contact Denice Hill at 542-7431 or jhill302@comcast.net or Denise Steele at 228-4480 or denisedes1972@gmail.com. Vendor set-up is Friday, Nov. 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 16 from 6 to 8 a.m. Items must be removed by 4 p.m. Space is limited so reserve early.

Church Bazaar Bethany Community Church Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Laurel Grange Hall, on Rt. 9. There will be handmade fall and Christmas items for decor, gifts and more. Also, canned items, a baked goods table and a door prize. Chicken salad, pulled pork, chili, peas and dumplings and drinks. Stay in or take out.

Laurel Lions Train Show The Laurel Lions Train Show is scheduled 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.

BBQ at Mr. Pepper's A Chicken BBQ will be held on Saturdays at Mr. Pepper's Pumpkin Patch, which is located three miles east of Laurel on Rt. 24. U-pick pumpkins, mums, Indian corn, weekend hayrides, jungle maze and more. For more information, call 875-3939.

Thirty-One Bingo The Laurel Lioness Club "Thirty-One" Bingo will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Laurel Fire Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7. Free desserts, door prizes, raffle and 50/50. Tickets are $20 in advance and at the door. Purchase tickets from any Laurel Lioness or call Carole McCrea at 875-5597. Proceeds will be used for scholarships and community donations.

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 briandayton@mail.com.

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.

Laurel History Group The Life in Laurel History Roundtable Discussion Group meets 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 details email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184.

Discover 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 artifacts and many other articles of local interest.

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.

Laurel Public Library Adult programs 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. Call Norma Jean for information at 875-3184. Fax Service - Now available at Laurel Public Library. Send only, library will not receive faxes. $3 minimum charge. 10 page maximum job. Genealogy Help Session - Searching for your ancestors? Informal help with genealogy research is offered at the library each month on the second Wednesday at 10:30 in the 2nd floor genealogy area. Library staff and volunteers will be available for consulting with beginners or those just needing advice on new strategies. Whether you are a novice or an old hand, join other researchers for tips and suggestions for greater success. Advice on using the library collection, the Internet, or other resources will be the main topics. Contact at normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Happy Knitters - Knitting is alive and well at Laurel Public Library at 10:30 on Thursday mornings. Bring in a needlework project to work on and join the group. "Learn to Knit" Workshop Resumes - The monthly knitting workshop takes place at 6 p.m. on the 2nd floor of Laurel Public Library on the last Thursday of each month. Entering its third season, this volunteer group is eager to help you learn the basics of knitting. Intended for the novice, other knitting issues and concerns can be addressed. Newcomers are asked to bring a skein of yarn and size 7 needles for starters. Dates may be changed to accommodate major holidays. For more information, call Norma Jean at 875-3184 or email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us. Recent Reads - Drop in and sample the weekly Book Club at Laurel Public Library, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. It's not your average book club. Bring whatever you're reading, e-books or audiobooks too, anything goes. All are welcome for light refreshments and conversation. Call Wenona for details at 875-3184. Tech Talk - Now, four times a week! Jack the Tech Guy, is available to answer all your questions, from simple to stumpers, every Monday through Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, call the library at 875-3184. Job Hunting? - Laurel Public Library offers one-on-one assistance by appointment only, to learn reliable job search skills and get help applying for jobs online. Leave your name and phone number so we may contact you. Ask Dana for more information by calling 875-3184. Youth programs JumpBunch (new, free kids program) - Friday, Oct. 18, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., join us at the library for the first day of a 7-month sports and exercise program for preschoolers and early elementary children. Every 3rd Friday from October to April, youngsters are invited to jump with us! Structured format introduces a wide variety of sports and builds coordination, balance and confidence. Each class includes warm-ups, floor exercises, the sport activity of the week, stretching, and cool down. Call Miss Tameca at 875-3184 for more details.

ALL ABOUT DELMAR:

Sportsman's Giveaway The Delmar Fire Department's Sportsman's Giveaway will feature over $20,000 in cash as well as four-wheelers and cash. The seventh annual event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 2 with doors opening at 10 a.m. To purchase tickets visit the Delmar Volunteer Fire Department or ask a member.

Citizen of the Year Delmar (Del.) Mayor Michael Houlihan may be a public servant, but he prefers to present awards rather than receive. That will change this year as he receives the Delmar Chamber of Commerce's Citizen of the Year award. On Thursday, Nov. 14, the spotlight will be on Michael Houlihan for all he does for the town of Delmar. The banquet will take place at the Delmar VFW with hors'deouvres from 6:15-6:45 p.m., a prime rib dinner at 7 p.m., and the ceremony to follow. Tickets are available at the Bank of Delmarva, M and T Bank and town hall or call Lisa Ellis at 410-742-9401.

Holiday Train Show The DelMarVa Model Railroad Club will host its free Holiday Train Show, Open House & Sale at 103 E. State St., Delmar, on the second floor of Camelot Hall. There is something for everyone, with well over 5,000 square feet of trains with 10 train layouts, drawings, games and gifts for the kids, food and hundreds of model railroad items for sale. This will be the largest celebration yet. The event will take place on the following dates: Saturday, Nov. 30, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 1, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 5, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 12, noon to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Greg Coughlin at 536-1418 or Scalelike_ind@Comcast.net, or visit www.delmarvamodelrailroadclub.org.

Fall Revival at Delmar Wesleyan The Delmar Wesleyan Church will hold a Fall Revival from Thursday, Oct. 17 through Sunday, Oct. 20. Services will begin at 7 nightly on Thursday through Saturday and 6 p.m. on Sunday. Guest speaker will be Pastor Bob Daniels from Crisfield, Md.

Delmar Public Library Adult Programs Friendly Friday Folk - As a continuation of its popular summer reading programs for adults, the library will hold a series of programs on Friday afternoons, Oct. 18 and 25 at 1:30 p.m., to be known as Friendly Friday Folk. On Friday, Oct. 18, Sussex County Librarian Kathy Graybeal will present information on the aging brain and methods to keep the brain active and alert. On Friday, Oct. 25, you can challenge your creativity with cracked-paste painting led by local artist Becky Sturgis. Pre-registration is required for this session. Monthly meeting - The Friends of the Library will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17. Learn about the library, its construction project, future plans for the library, and how the Friends can help. Membership is free of charge. College Financial Planning - College Financial Planning will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19. Led by G. Holland vanValkenburg, of College Funding Solutions, Inc., this program is for parents of freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who will learn more about the FAFSA form, how to pick colleges that provide the best financial aid packages, how to increase your tax deductions and credits, and how to lower you out-of-pocket costs and get the maximum amount of money from each school. Reservations are required and must be done by calling 866-306-8556 or signing up at the library. Capital Campaign Meeting - Library Steering and Advisory Committee for the capital campaign will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Learn more about the library's building project and volunteer your time and talents to raise the funds needed to build. Youth Programs The Delmar Public Library welcomes children of all ages and their parents and caregivers by providing programs and events throughout the month of October. Story time - Story time for preschool and kindergarten children is held every Wednesday at 11 a.m. Join Ms. Jessica for stories, songs, activities, and crafts. October special activities Healthy Foods on Oct. 23. After-School Games - School-aged students are welcome to attend After-School Games on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. Compete against your peers in Wii games or table games. Pages and Pizza - Middle and high school students are encouraged to share their current book at Pages and Pizza, a book discussion group, at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21. Pre-registration is requested and books are a must in order to enjoy pizza afterwards. Teen Advisory Council - The Teen Advisory Council meets immediately after Pages and Pizza on Monday, Oct. 21. Teen Advisory Council members bring suggestions for books and other materials they'd like to see in the library as well as suggest programs and special events. Food Day Crafts for Kids - National Healthy Food Day Crafts for Kids is Thursday, Oct. 24, at 3:30 p.m. School-aged students are welcome to learn more about healthy foods and create skeletons or other figures with food and then consume their creations. Please pre-register for this program. After School Crafts - After School Crafts for school-aged students will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28. Come paint and decorate a pumpkin for the season. Limited space is available for this program, so pre-registration is required by Friday, Oct. 25. For more information about these programs or other programs at the Delmar Public Library, call 846-9894 or visit the library at 101 N. Bi-State Blvd., in Delmar, visit delmarpubliclibrary.org or like us on Facebook.

Kings Ambassadors in concert The Kings Ambassadors will be in concert at 6 on Sunday evening, Nov. 3, at the First Baptist Church of Delmar, located at 501 Bi-State Blvd., Delmar, Md. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy Christian fellowship. Refreshments will be served.

Beef and Dumpling Dinner The Delmar New Century Club will hold a Beef and Dumpling Dinner from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Delmar VFW. Tickets are $12 each and can be purchased from any member. There will also be a silent action. For more information, call 846-9880.

St. Stephens Church fundraiser St. Stephens UMC will have a Love Light Tree to raise money for its many ministries. A Love Light Tree is a Christmas tree decorated with multi-color lights for Christmas and the different colored lights represent different types of ways of honoring loved ones. A minimum of $5 is requested per light and larger gifts are welcome. Checks should be payable to St. Stephens Church with "Love Light Tree," in the memo. Mail checks to: St. Stephens Church, 101 East State St., Delmar, DE 19940.

ALL ABOUT GREENWOOD:

Benefit Auction at GMS Greenwood Mennonite School (GMS) announces their annual benefit Fall Auction and All You Can Eat Breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 7 to 9:30 a.m.

The breakfast is $8 for adults; $5 for children ages 7 to 12; $3 for children ages 4 to 6; and free for children 3 and younger. Silent and live auctions will begin at 9 a.m. A preview of the items for bidding is available prior to the auction. There will be a "Kid's Christmas Shop" for the little shoppers of the family. Mennonite baked goods and lunch items will be available for purchase. Everyone is invited to attend this annual event that has become a tradition for many on Delmarva. This is a great opportunity to begin your holiday shopping and support the Greenwood Mennonite School. Admission and parking are free. For details visit www.gms-flames.org or contact the school office at 349-4131.

Diabetes Self-Management Program The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will host a Diabetes Self- Management Program on six Wednesdays, beginning Nov. 6. Educators who will present the training program will provide coping and problem solving mechanisms that you can use to make living with diabetes, or assisting loved ones with diabetes, more manageable. Classes will meet from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec. 4 and 11. Topics include planning healthy and balanced meals, problem solving, communication and relaxation techniques, understanding diabetes and the problems it causes, dealing with low and high blood sugars, and utilizing exercise, proper nutrition and medication to control diabetes. Classes are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call Site Manager, Dixie Carlisle at 302-349-5237.

Chickens for Haiti 5K Run & Walk Volunteer organizers in Greenwood are preparing for a 5K Run & Walk on Nov. 9, to benefit Haiti's earthquake victims. The massive earthquake in January 2010 killed over 200,000 people and destroyed the country. While much progress has been made, many people have never recovered. Chickens for Haiti 5K Run & Walk will help fund mini loans, training, and resources for Haitians to build chicken houses and raise chickens for a living. Live chickens sell in Haitian markets for $5 to $10 or more per chicken. The chicken house mini loans are a project of Christian Fellowship Mission, an organization serving Haiti since 1966. Each chicken house will be able to raise 300 chickens and costs $3,000. Each new Haitian chicken farmer will be required to pay back the cost of their chicken house, replenishing the funds to build more houses. Haiti has a small but growing chicken farming industry. Registration and packet pick-up begins at 7 a.m. and the race starts at 8. Pre-registration is $20 and same day registration is $25. The race will be held in Greenwood starting behind the post office next to Yoder's County Store on Market Street. The public is invited to register at www.chickensforhaiti.com or in person at Yoder's Country Store. For more information, contact organizers Jordan Warfel at 302-381-7363 or Ronnie Yoder at 302-462-6777.

Murder, Mystery and Magic A murder mystery with a touch of magic will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, at the Greenwood VFW. Magician Mark Zacharia has been called in as investigating detective to solve the mystery. Come and role-play with us as we identify clues, interrogate suspects and discover whodunit. The program is free and open to everyone. Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult. The Friends of the Greenwood Library will offer refreshments for a small fee. For more information, contact Robin Miller at the library at 349-5309.

Harvest Bounty Dinner & Dance On Saturday, Nov. 16, the Harrington-Greenwood-Felton Centennial Rotary (Hub Club) will host a Harvest Bounty Dinner & Dance at 6 p.m., in the Price Community Center, 106 Dorman St., Harrington. Tickets, which are $20 per person, cover admission, a variety of food and drink (including wine and beer) and music. A silent auction and 50/50 are also planned. Proceeds will benefit the Rotary initiative to eradicate polio worldwide. Everyone is welcome. The menu includes homemade soups and chilies, chicken and dumplings, breads and desserts. Call 302-335-4772 to purchase tickets.

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. 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.

Warming Tree Project A Warming Tree Project is being conducted by the Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW 7478 for school children who are in need. Items being collected include: new socks for boys and girls, new gloves and mittens, hats and caps, scarves, sweatshirts, sweaters, and coats. Winter outwear must be new or gently used, cleaned and mended. Sweatshirts should be in the following school colors: tan, navy blue, light blue, and white. Items can be dropped off at the residence of M. S. Russell, 102 Maryland Ave., Greenwood, DE 19950. Due date is Oct. 20. For more information call 349-4220 for Michaele Russell, secretary.

Candy drive for the troops The Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW 7478 in Greenwood announces a Halloween candy drive for the troops in Afghanistan. No chocolate candy can be shipped due to melting. Examples of candy that will hold up are: Halloween peeps, Brach's Halloween candy corn, l site manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.

Miracle of Christmas 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.

ALL ABOUT MEETINGS:

Sussex Pomona Grange Sussex Pomona Grange #3, will meet Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Gethsemane United Methodist Fellowship Hall, Reliacostumes, games, performers and more. Geocaching 101 - Join us for Geocaching 101; learn how this popular scavenger hunt works. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, John Tomeski will educate participants on geo-caching with an introduction, history, how-to and an actual geo-cache. A light luncheon will be served after the program. Open House - On Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be an open house. Join us for a great day of fun. Events will include storytime, e-reader demonstrations, refreshments and a special guest performance. Recent Reads at your Library - Join us for a relaxing group discussion of your favorite recent read, author or book. We meet on the third Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. A light luncheon is served. 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. The library meeting room has a 200 person capacity; it includes a projector, screen and microphones. Organizations wishing to rent the room should call the library for availability. New services - Document scanning and notary service: call the library for availability and pricing. For more information, contact the library at 337-7401, ext. 101. Visit our new website at www.bridgevillelibrary.com and "like" our Facebook page.

ALL ABOUT BETHEL:

Vietnam exhibit at Bethel Museum The Bethel Museum presents an exhibit honoring the Delaware men and women who served in the Vietnam War. Visit with Nancy Lynch who wrote the "Vietnam Mailbag" columns in the News Journal during the Vietnam War. She will feature pictures and letters from Delawareans who were in Vietnam. The Delaware Archives will also have an exhibit about Vietnam during the Vietnam War. This is a great way for you to help celebrate Veterans' Day and to honor our Delaware veterans. The Bethel Museum, which is located at 312 First St., Bethel, will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. on the following Sundays - Oct. 27 and Nov. 10 and 17. The museum continues to feature exhibits on the historic sailing rams and other boats built in Bethel.

ALL ABOUT FEDERALSBURG:

Stubby Knuckles to perform Friday Nites in Caroline presents a free performance by Blues piano player Stubby Knuckles at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18, at Caroline County Public Library in Federalsburg. The performance is free and everyone is welcome to attend. Stubby Knuckles has a style reminiscent of the traditional Chicago blues piano sound of Otis Spann or of Memphis Slim with a New Orleans twist. For more information, contact the library at 410-479-1343 or info@carolib.org.

FHS plans first Dollhouse Show The first three-day event in the history of the Federalsburg Historical Society will be held from Oct. 25-27, when the society presents its First Dollhouse Show at the museum. More than 25 dollhouses will be exhibited including a lighthouse, a general store and a replica of Exeter, an historic house circa 1808, owned by the Federalsburg Historical Society. Most of these dollhouses are completely furnished and are locally owned. Exhibitors will be selling various items pertaining to dollhouses at a special table with a 10% donation of sales benefiting the society. The Historically Yours Boutique will also be open and raffle tickets for a refinished trunk will be sold. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The trunk will be given away at our Christmas In The Museum event on Dec. 9. Admission to this special show is $3 for adults and children 12 and over. Children under 12 are free. Times are: Friday, Oct. 25 - 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 27 - 1 to 5 p.m. Anyone interested in exhibiting a dollhouse may call Donna Glime at 410-754-8625 or Donna Garman at 410-754-5255.

ALL ABOUT GALESTOWN:

Country breakfast buffet The Galestown Ruritan Club country breakfast buffet is held the last Sunday of the month from September 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.

Galestown Church Homecoming Galestown United Methodist Church will have a Homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Ruth Tull will be the speaker. Calvin Collins and Randy Marine will sing. Following the service there will be a buffet meal served at the Galestown Community House. All are welcome.

ALL ABOUT GEORGETOWN:

Historic District Study The Town of Georgetown is looking for residents who are interested in participating in a Historic District Study Committee. Through preservation of our historic structures, neighborhoods and archeological sites we retain a tangible connection to our past and inspire future progress. The Study Committee will meet bi-monthly, and provide a monthly update to Town Council. The committee's initial focus will be:
  • Permitted uses in the Historic District;
  • Design standards for building materials within the Historic District;
  • Feasibility of expanding the Historic District.
For more information or to sign up to participate, contact Town Hall at 856-7391.

AARP Driver Safety Course The AARP and the Georgetown Public Library will offer a Driver's Safety Course from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30. By taking a driver safety course you'll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment. You'll learn how you can manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Seating is limited to 20 and registration is required. For more information and to register, call the library at 856-7958.

The Book Event The Book Event, sponsored by Delmarva Christian Writers' Fellowship (DCWF), will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Crossroad Community Church, Georgetown. Admission is one non-perishable food item that will be donated to the church's Thanksgiving Blessings Basket. The event features the soon-to-be released Christmas, Volume 2, an anthology by members of DCWF. Among the 22 featured Christian authors are Candy Abbott, Eva Maddox, Alisha Broughton, David Michael Smith, Karen Whiting, Cathy Gohlke, Dalen Keys and Carrie Turansky. In addition to book sales, the family friendly event will also include door prizes, refreshments, a Shriner's clown and other entertainment. For more information, contact Judi Folmsbee, Book Event coordinator, at 302-684-3603 or e-mail judisjems@wildblue.net.

ALL ABOUT TRIPS:

Sight and Sound Theater Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville is taking a bus trip to Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster, Pa., to see "The Miracle of Christmas," on Friday, Dec. 6. Cost is $101.42 per person and includes bus, show and dinner at Miller's Smorgasboard. Reservations are being accepted along with a deposit of $50 per person. Final payment is due Friday, Nov. 15. For more information and to make reservations, call Joan Hastings, program director at 337-7409, ext. 16. Checks should be made payable to UUMC, designating "Sight and Sound" on the memo line.

Laurel Senior Center trips The Laurel Senior Center is offering several trips in the coming months. Oct. 31 - Shopping trip to Christiana Mall, $22 Nov. 13 - Shopping trip to Arundel Mills & Annapolis Mall, $24 Dec. 2 - Radio City Music Hall "Christmas Spectacular," $115 All ages are welcome and you do not need to be a member to travel with the Laurel Senior Center. For more information, call 875-2536.

Lancaster for '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 missval55@yahoo.com.

Alumni Association offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trips through Holloway Tours for alumni, family and friends. Saturday, Nov. 9 - "Another Mystery Trip with IRV" - What are we going to do? Where are we going? You will have something to eat plus lots of fun and laughs. $99 Saturday, Nov. 30 - American Music Theater presents its "2013 Christmas Show" - This show will put you in the Christmas spirit. After the show dinner will be at Cracker Barrel across the street, on your own. $89 Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - Philadelphia Flower Show, TBA 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.

New York City The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host a day trip to New York City on Saturday, Nov. 30, in partnership with Jor Lyn Tour and Bus. The bus departs the center at 7 a.m. The cost of $145 includes motor coach transportation and tickets to the "Christmas Spectacular" at Radio City Music Hall. To register or for more information, call site manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.

Miracle of Christmas 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.

ALL ABOUT MEETINGS:

Sussex Pomona Grange Sussex Pomona Grange #3, will meet Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Gethsemane United Methodist Fellowship Hall, Reliance. A covered dish supper will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting begins at 7:30. For more information, contact Howard Millman, secretary, at 684-8098.

Crown Collector Club meeting First State Keepsake Crown Collector Club will meet at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, at Matthews Hallmark store in Seaford. We will be doing Halloween exchange bags and make your own mask using a Hallmark ornament as your inspiration.

Genealogical Society meeting The Sussex County Genealogical Society will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. After a brief business meeting, attendees will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of discussion groups covering topics useful in genealogical research including the use of census records, filing systems, church records, and computer tools. For more information, contact Tom Dempsey at tjdemps@gmail.com.

NARFE NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association), Western Sussex Chapter 1992, will meet at noon on Monday, Oct. 21, at Pizza King, 300 W. Stein Hwy., Seaford. Speaker will be Ann Gorrin, Sussex County coordinator for Read Aloud Delaware. Current federal employees, retirees or spouses - if you are concerned about your future benefits, join NARFE, it is the only organization that is concerned about you and your federal benefits. For more information, call Les Martens at 629-9789.

State Sen. Brian Pettyjohn 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. The meeting is open to the pubic. No reservations are needed. More information is available by calling Gloria Burton at 629-3470.

Toastmasters Club Southern Delaware Toastmasters Club meets at the Crossroad Community Church, Georgetown. Club meetings are still being held the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. Toastmasters International, an educational, leadership and communication organization, has existed since 1924. Anyone interested in improving their speaking skills should attend.

'Food for Life' class The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PRCM), a nonprofit dedicated to promoting medicine, is offering a cooking class on nutrition for preventing or treating type 2 diabetes at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Georgetown Public Library. Local instructor and pharmacist, Michele Williams, will cover diabetes nutrition topics and guide participants through the preparation of tasty and easy to prepare recipes.

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.

Power Squadron 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, Rob Hutton at 628-0312, or Frances Givens, president, at 629-2659.

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

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.

9-12 Group 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 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 calpert1@comcast.net.

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.

Writers group Kingdom Writers Fellowship meets monthly on the third Tuesday evening at Grace Baptist Church in Seaford. For more information, call 858-2239 or 628-4594.

THINGS TO DO ELSEWHERE:

Tickets for Magi Choral Festival Tickets for the 2013 Magi Choral Festival are on sale now at several Lower Shore locations. An annual sellout, the Magi Choral Festival features the internationally-renowned National Christian Choir and the always popular Magi Children's Choir. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, The Magi Fund will present a concert of Christmas music with a few surprises to commemorate past favorites. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Wicomico High School Auditorium in Salisbury. "We pre-sale many of our tickets by mail," said Bonnie Luna, chairman of The Magi Fund, the non-profit organization that organizes the event. "Tickets for the public are always in high demand and I would urge anyone interested in attending to get their tickets as soon as possible." Tickets, which are $15, are available at The Country House and all branches of First Shore Federal Savings and Loan in Salisbury, Ocean Pines, Snow Hill, Pocomoke, Berlin and Ocean View. One hundred percent of the ticket proceeds go directly to the Christian Shelter and Joseph House Center, two Christian crisis ministries serving the needy on the Lower Eastern Shore. For tickets, call Bonnie Luna at 410-749-1633.

Fashion and shopping Delaware Tech will host a day of fashion and shopping Saturday, Nov. 23. Saturday Before the Season will include the college's sixth annual fashion show, as well as the Village Shoppes, a number of boutiques and restaurants under one roof. The $35 ticket includes a wine and cheese reception with open seating for the show, 1 to 3 p.m. Funds support study abroad scholarships for students, as well as the Global Understanding Series, workshops and presentations open to students and the community for free. The Village Shoppes will be open to the general public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with no charge for admission. In addition to offering shoppers the chance to enjoy many regional boutiques and restaurants, there will be a variety of "how to" demonstrations during the day on fashion, skincare, and wellness. For details, visit dtcc.edu/fashionshow or call 259-6089.

Dinosaurs to Space Family Day The Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation (DASEF) will host Dinosaurs to Space Family Day from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, in Smyrna. Experience the life size Komodo dragon, Velociraptor and T'rex, see the incredible DinosaurRevolution Maze, Space Suit, Moon Rocks and more. Refreshments available for purchase. Rain or shine event. For more information, visit www.dasef.org

Genealogy Society 'Meet and Greet' The Sussex County Genealogy Society (SCGS) will host a "Meet and Greet" at the Brick Hotel from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, in Georgetown. Come and meet members of the society and learn about genealogy events hosted each month at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Computers will be available where members will provide opportunities for visitors to look up information on their own family history. This will be one of the hotels' "Guest Bartender" events. Tom Dempsey and Al Lister, members of SCGS, will be guest bartenders. A portion of the proceeds from the bar will be donated to SCGS to support monthly program meetings. For more information, contact Sheryl Schulte at sherylaschulte@gmail.com.

Celebrate Native American Month Bring a friend as we celebrate Native American Month at the Nanticoke Indian Museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9. Indian tacos, fried bread, succotash, hot dogs and sodas will be available for sale. Guest speaker will be Pastor Norwood from the Nanticoke Lenni Lenapes of New Jersey. There will also be storytelling and face painting. We welcome our dancers and anyone else who would like to dance. For more information, call 302-945-3400 or 302-945-7022.

Stamp and Postcard Show The Dover Stamp Club will host its 62nd Stamp and Postcard Show on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Camden-Wyoming Fire Hall in Camden. This year's theme is the State Herb. The show will feature members and youth exhibits, a wide array of Philatelic materials including supplies, special anniversary cancellation, bid boxes, searching table for young collectors and more. Refreshments will be available. Free admission.

Indoor Trick or Treating event The 7th Annual Trick or Treat Street Event, Delmarva's largest indoor, safe trick or treat event, returns to Salisbury on Sunday, Oct. 20 from noon to 3 p.m., at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. The event is hosted by Froggy 99.9, Q105, KISS 95.9, and Magic 98.9, in partnership with Spicer Brothers Construction. Families and children under 12 are invited to come out in costume for a safe trick or treating experience. Candy is provided courtesy of Candy Kitchen. Children are welcome to bring their own pumpkin to collect goodies, however, some bags will be available courtesy of Easter Seals. The event will also host free Halloween themed photos and family activities. Attendees are encouraged to bring canned food items to donate to benefit The Maryland Food Bank and The Food Bank of Delaware. Over the years, the event has grown to almost 5,000 annual participants. For more information, visit www.Froggy999.com.

Goodies & Goblins Visit the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village in Dover for Goodies & Goblins on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Trick or treat and take part in the 1890s Village & Costume Contest. Judging is from 5 to 6 p.m. Admission is $1 per person. For more information, visit www.agriculturalmuseum.org.

SPCA anniversary gala The Delaware SPCA will host its 140th Anniversary Gala - Canines on the Catwalk - at Greenville Country Club from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16. For tickets, information and sponsorship opportunities, email events@delspca.org or call 302-998-2281, ext. 330.

Holiday Auction, Tastes of Milford The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford (CCGM) will host the seventh annual Holiday Auction & Tastes of Milford on Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Rookery North in Milford from 6 to 9 p.m. Co-beneficiary is The Mispillion Art League. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 at the door. Auctioneer Dave Wilson will conduct the Live Auction. Items (with a minimum value of $25) for the silent and live auction are being accepted. Around 15 local restaurants and caterers will participate this year, offering "tastes" from businesses in the greater Milford area. Sponsors are also needed. Levels range from $1,000 Corporate Level to $50 for Friend of the Chamber. Many sponsorships include tickets to the event. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the CCGM at 422-3344, email milford@milforchamber.com, visit www.milfordchamber.com, or like us on Facebook.

Halloween parade The 24th annual Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddlers Festival Costumer Parade kicks off at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. The parade will be led by the Sea Witch Clipper Ship and 2012 Business of the Year, Delaware Beach Life Magazine. Join the Woodland String Band mummers, thousands of costumed participants, local bands, and decorated floats and cars. The parade will proceed east on Rehoboth Avenue, from the Convention Center towards the Bandstand. The parade will then continue on the Avenue westward, finishing at Village by the Sea. The top 25 walking, top 10 rolling/motorized entries and best band as chosen by parade judges will be awarded prizes at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand immediately following the conclusion of parade. Space is still available to register a motorized entry. Registration forms can be found online at www.beach-fun.com. In the event of inclement weather the parade  featuring only walking costumed participants  may be postponed until 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27. Visit www.beach-fun.com for complete program information.