Bulletin Board
Thursday, October 24, 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.

Society plans Victorian Tea Step back into a time of gracious manners while sipping on brewed tea and enjoying Victorian style sweets and savories at the Victorian Tea at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Governor Ross Mansion. Hosted by the Seaford Historical Society, tickets are $12 per person and are limited to 40. They will be sold on a first-come first-served basis. Seating is four people per table. Servers in costume will add to the atmosphere of this historic mansion built by William H.H. Ross who to this day remains the youngest person elected governor of Delaware and the only one from Seaford. Reservations may be made by calling the Seaford Historical Society Office at 628-9828 or emailing seafordsociety@verizon.net. We accept cash, checks and most credit cards.

Special for SVFD at McDonald's On Thursday, Nov. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m., the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) will be working the McDonald's at the intersection of Sussex and Stein highways. Fifteen percent of the earnings will be donated to the fire department.

Bingo at the Elks Lodge Cash Bingo at the Seaford Elks Lodge is every Wednesday night. Doors open at 5 p.m. and Bingo begins at 7. Also, Bingo is every third Sunday of the month. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and Bingo is at 2 p.m. Must be 18 to attend. The event is non-smoking and there are maximum payouts allowed by law. Plenty of Bingo Ball games and food. For details, call 629-2458 or 410-603-0383.

Yard and Bake Sale Seaford Presbyterian Church located on Bridgeville Highway, north of Stein Highway, will hold a huge indoor yard and bake sale on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 7 a.m. to noon. The sale will have everything you need for winter clothing, Christmas, kitchen, scrubs, toys, tools and more. Enter in the back.

Acorn Club dinner meeting The Acorn Club of Seaford will have a dinner meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, at Pizza King. Hostess is Karen Brunken.

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.

Holiday Bazaar at Senior Center 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.

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.

Seaford Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled for October. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. 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.

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.

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:

Holiday Dinner raffle tickets 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. 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.

Class of 1972 reunion The Laurel High School Class of 1972 will hold a class reunion on Saturday, Nov. 30, at Grotto Pizza in Seaford from 1-5 p.m. Come join your classmates and check out Mike Foskey's photos and members at facebook page: Laurel High School Class of 72.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. The Laurel Lions want to keep this historical hobby alive in the community, just as the restored Laurel Railroad Station is being kept alive. The Lions are searching for new vendors to bring life back to the train show. New this year is the Thomas The Train track for youngsters.

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.

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.

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.

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.

All-you-can-eat Spaghetti Dinner The Bi-State Ruritans will sponsor an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Melson Church Community Hall, east of Delmar. Price is $8 per person for spaghetti, salad, bread, iced tea and coffee. Desserts will be available for a small fee. A Chinese Auction will also be held. Tickets for the dinner are available from any Bi-State Ruritan member or at the door.

Delmar Wesleyan Christmas Bazaar Delmar Wesleyan Church will hold a Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30. There be crafts and baked goods for sale. Lunch will be served and the Kings Embassadors will perform later that day. For more information, call 875-1153.

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.

Delmar Public Library 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.

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.

Indoor Christmas Bazaar The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will host an indoor Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12. The bazaar will include a bake sale, arts & crafts, Christmas decorations, jewelry, 50/50 raffle and more. Lunch will be served at noon. The public is welcome. For more information, call site manager, Dixie Carlisle at 302-349-5237.

VFW plans for holiday shopping A unique holiday experience is coming to the Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9. The Ladies Auxiliary will host a series of holiday stations around the Post for shoppers to visit including a baked goods table, new Christmas gift items at a Chinese auction, a sample tasting table where Christmas samples will be available at 3 for $1, ornaments for sale, and more. Chinese auction items that are won must be picked up by the end of the event at 2 p.m. Proceeds will benefit projects sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary such as national military service projects, patriotic items for use in schools, cancer aid and research donations, and prize money for patriotic contests. For more information, contact Secretary Michaele Russell at 349-4220.

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. 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.

ALL ABOUT BRIDGEVILLE:

Annual Fall Dinner at BVFC The Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Company (BVFC) Auxiliary will hold its Annual Fall Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 3 from noon to 5 p.m., at the Bridgeville Fire Hall. Cost is $12 per adult and $7 for children under 12. The menu includes chicken and dumplings with chicken salad and all the trimmings and dessert. Takes outs will not be available.

238th Marine Corps Birthday Ball The Delaware Devil Dogs Marine Corps League Detachment 780 invites all veterans, military and non-military to celebrate at the 238th Marine Corps Birthday Ball at the Heritage Shores Club House on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 5:30 p.m. - until. Tickets are $40 per person and include a social hour, ceremonies, dining and dancing. Open bar the first hour and cash bar after 6:30 p.m. Call Frank Tulley at 536-7200 for information and tickets.

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:

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 GEORGETOWN:

Ad Hoc group will meet Ad Hoc Touring Company, affiliate of Possum Point Players meets the first Monday of each month at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Rd., Georgetown. At their monthly session on Monday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m., Ad Hoc will read The Uninvited, a classic British thriller. The public is invited to attend and participate. For more information about Ad Hoc, contact Roger Ault at 226-1118.

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.

Genealogy '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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

THINGS TO DO ELSEWHERE:

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.

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

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. Tickets, which are $15, are available by calling Bonnie Luna at 410-749-1633.