Bulletin Board
Thursday, November 07, 2013

Annual greens sale The Spade and Trowel Garden Club of Seaford is taking orders for its annual greens sale of holiday decorations handmade by club members using fresh greenery and bright berries. Single candle centerpieces are $15 each; double candle are $25. Door swags are $20; 14-inch wreaths are available in mixed greens for $30, boxwood for $35 or magnolia, $45. Grave mounds are $30. Pick up can be arranged on Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Galestown Community Center, or Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Ross Mansion across from the Seaford Library. To place an order, or for more information, call Carol Campbell at 337-9332 or email her at marylwoods@aol.com. Deadline to order is Nov. 30.

Class of '93 plans reunion Seaford High School Class of 1993 will hold its 20 year reunion at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 27, at Grotto Pizza in Seaford. For more information, contact Susan Passwaters DeFord at susandeford@comcast.net or visit the Facebook page, Seaford Senior High School Class of 1993.

Basket Bingo to benefit Hospice A Basket Bingo to benefit Delaware Hospice will be held at the Seaford Moose Lodge on Thursday, Nov. 14. Doors open at 6 p.m. and Bingo begins at 7. Admission is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Featured Longaberger products will include the Black Medium Entertaining Basket, Pride Basket, Cottage Pitcher, Pottery, Wrought Iron, a Slice & Serve Tray and Pizza Stone, and many more. For tickets or more information, contact Peggy Dolby at 302-746-4666 or pdolby@delawarehospice.org.

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.

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.

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.

Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled for the month of November at Seaford Gallery 107. For more details, visit nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. Saturday, Nov. 9 , 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Children's Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 6-8, $40, includes light lunch. Saturday, Nov. 30, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Children's Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 9 and up, $40, includes light lunch. Ongoing Classes Mondays - 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Impressionistic Oil Painting with Linda Steere, $90/month - public, $80 members; 6 - 9 p.m. - Classic Realism in Oil with John Shisler, $65 public, $55 members Wednesdays - 6 - 8 p.m., Watercolor with Nancy Laprad, in her home, $55 public, $50 members Fridays - 9 - 11 a.m., Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.


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.

Laurel Lioness fundraiser The Laurel Lioness is selling desserts for Thanksgiving to raise money to continue to help those in need. My Turn to Cook will make the desserts of your choice baked fresh. Choices include pumpkin, sweet potato, coconut custard pies, cheese cakes (pumpkin and cherry serve 15 to 18), pumpkin roll (serves 15 to 18), bread pudding (serves 20) and individual apple dumplings. Desserts will be picked up on Wed., Nov. 27, at 113 Carvel Ave., Laurel. Desserts must be ordered by Nov. 20 and paid for in advance. To place an order, call any Lioness or Carole McCrea at 875-5597.

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.

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.

Dinner to benefit veterans A fried chicken and dumpling dinner will be served from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Laurel American Legion Post 19. The menu will include fried chicken, dumplings, mashed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, rolls with butter, coffee, tea and homemade pies and cakes. All proceeds will benefit our veterans. Cost is $12 for adults, children ages 6-10 are $5 and ages 5 and under are free. For tickets, call the Post home at 875-9948 or Bettylou Evans at 875-0167.

Laurel Public Library Closings Veteran's Day - Laurel Public Library will be closed on Monday, Nov. 11, in recognition of Veteran's Day. Return any materials in the drop-box on Delaware Avenue or visit our website to access Ask-a-Librarian Delaware and other library services. The library will reopen at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov 12. Thanksgiving - Laurel Public Library will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 28 and the weekend following. The library will reopen at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec 12. Adult Programs Behind the Scenes at Wallop's Island - For many years the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has had a facility at Wallop's Island on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Public Relations Officer, Rebecca Powell will be at Laurel Public Library on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m., to offer a look at what is usually behind closed doors. Adults, teens and older children are invited to the Carpenter Community Room to hear about amazing science happening right in our backyard. The program is free with no registration. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Computer How-to - One-on-one help with many different skills involving the computer. Examples include: job search, resume, how to use mouse, setting up an email account, and navigating the Internet. For more information, call 875-3184 and speak with Dana. 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. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Fax Service - Now available at Laurel Public Library. Send only, library will not receive faxes. $3 minimum charge. 10 page maximum job. Friends of Laurel Public Library - You are welcome to attend the regular meeting of the Friends of Laurel Public Library, at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Find out about our fundraising events to support youth programming at the library. Genealogy Help Session - Searching for your ancestors? Informal help with genealogy research is offered at Laurel Library each month on the second Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., in the 2nd floor genealogy area. 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. For more information, email 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 - 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. 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, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Pageturner Book Club - The Pageturner Book Club at Laurel Library is welcoming new members. The club meets at the library on the second Thursday of each month from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Join us on Nov. 14, as we discuss, "Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child," by Bob Spitz. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. 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. There will be 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. Youth Programs JumpBunch - Preschool & Early Elementary Activity. On the third Friday of every month from October through April, at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., join us at the Laurel Public Library for a free sports and exercise program for preschoolers and early elementary children. No registration necessary. 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. For more information, email tameca.beckett@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Preschool Storytime - Come join Ms. Pat and Ms. Tameca every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., at the Laurel Public Library in the Library Story Room. Children and their caregivers will enjoy exploring books, music, games and crafts. For more information, email tameca.beckett@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Thanksgiving Crafts - Children, ages 5 to 12, are invited to drop-in for Thanksgiving and fall crafts at Laurel Public Library, anytime from 10 a.m. to noon, on Nov. 23. Adults must attend with children who may need assistance with crafts. For more information, email tameca.beckett@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 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.

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.

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 receive 10% of the check to benefit Relay For Life. For more information, call 228-5800.


Veterans Day Ceremony at DHS Delmar High School will have their annual Veteran's Day Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 8. Guest speaker will be Nancy Lynch, author of "Vietnam Mailbag." Meet in the Media Center for a meet and greet at 9 a.m. The ceremony will begin at 9:30. There will be escorts at the door. All are welcome.

Delmar Community Carol Sing The Delmar Community Carol Sing, sponsored by local churches, will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Delmar High/Middle School Auditorium. Please bring a canned good for distribution to the local needy. Come and enjoy singing and listening to the music. After the caroling, all are welcome for soup, sandwiches and cookies at St. Stephen's Camelot Hall (103 E. State St.).

Dr. Campbell will speak The Delmar Historical & Arts Society will host Dr. William Campbell as a speaker on "Civil War Medicine" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, at The Avenue Building, Delmar. Many artifacts will be on display. Immediately following the talk, the group will hold its annual general meeting and election of officers followed by light refreshments. The public is invited to attend.

Wesleyan Christmas Bazaar Delmar Wesleyan Church will hold a Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30. There will 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 & 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.

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.

Delmar Public Library Friday Friendly Folk meet on Fridays in November at 1:30 pm. The group discusses books, listens to presentations by local experts, and shares life lessons. Friday, November 1, discuss books that have influenced your life. November 8, celebrate Veteran's Day. On November 15, Rabbi Bienstock of Beth Israel speaks on the foundations and traditions of Hanukkah. On November 22, discuss your most important life lesson. Monday, November 11, at 6 pm, Painting with Class meets. Each week, members learn tips and techniques to complete projects during the class and share other completed projects with the group. 88 Books That Shaped America book discussion group meets Tuesdays, November 12, and December 10, at 1:30 pm. Books up for discussion were written by Alfred Kinsey and James Watson. To learn more about the books, go to the Library of Congress' Books That Shaped America list on their website. Yoga instructor Chrys Egan will hold two yoga classes for beginners on Wednesdays, November 13, and December 4, at 6:30 pm., in the Hayman Meeting Room. Learn the basics from an expert instructor! Sign-ups in advance are requested. All attending should wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat or beach towel to cushion the floor. Offered free of charge! The Friends of the Delmar Public Library will meet on Thursday, November 21, at 7 pm., to make plans for their final book and bake sale in the current Hayman Meeting Room. Join the Friends, (it's free!), and support the Library. How are you paying for your child's college education? Learn the basics from G. Holland van Valkenburg of College Funding Solutions, on Saturday, November 9, at 10 am. Learn about the FAFSA, the difference between student loans and grants, and how you can best invest in your child's future. Pre-registration is required. Sign up at the Library or call 302-856-2734 to register. Delmar Public Library will be hosting a Doctor Who open house Saturday, November 23, 2013, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Join us for the best party in all of TIME and SPACE filled with games, food, crafts, trivia, prizes, and more. Participants are invited to dress up as their favorite Doctor Who character for the wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey fun. Michele Procino-Wells, Esquire and Amber B. Woodland, Esquire of Procino Wells, LLC in Seaford will present a free basic estate planning workshop at the Delmar Public Library on Monday, November 25, at 6:00 pm. Learn more about the three phases of estate planning - 1) "lifetime" planning; 2) "end of life" planning; and 3) asset protection planning for long term care.

The discussion will cover topics such as Powers of Attorney, Advance Health Care Directives, Last Wills and Testaments, and Revocable Living Trusts, which are important legal documents everyone should have. Presenters will also give a brief overview of how seniors and their families can plan to avoid the devastating costs of long term care. Please RSVP to Ashley at 302-628-4140 by Thursday, November 21st. We look forward to seeing you there! On Saturday, December 7, the Library will hold a shed-clearing indoor yard sale in the Hayman Meeting Room, from 7 am until Noon. As we prepare to move to temporary quarters during the Library's construction project, we need to sell extras we no longer need. All proceeds will support the operating costs of the Library during the move. Donations will also be accepted during the sale in support of the building project. Preschool children and their parents or caregivers can attend story time every Wednesday at 11 am. A special story time on November 13th will include stories read by an active duty member of the military. On Wednesday, November 27, at 11 am, dancers from Eastern Shore Ballet Theatre's Nutcracker will make a special appearance. Join us for a story, a craft and some light refreshments. You will meet dancers from their December performance of the Nutcracker Suite. All ages welcome. Free! Pages and Pizza book discussion group for middle and high school students will be held on Wednesday, November 27, at 3 pm. The Teen Advisory Council will meet immediately following Pages and Pizza. For more information on these programs, please call the Library at 302-846-9894 or stop in. Program information is also available on our website at delmarpubliclibrary.org or our pages on Facebook and Twitter or Pinterest or you can email us at delmar.library@lib.de.us.


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.

Mobile Health Screening Van The Women's Mobile Health Screening Van will be at the Greenwood Cheer Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Call 888-672-9647 to register and learn more about free mammograms for those who qualify.

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.

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.


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.


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 - Nov. 10 and 17. The museum continues to feature exhibits on the historic sailing rams and other boats built in Bethel.


Pampered Chef demonstration The Federalsburg Historical Society will hold a Pampered Chef demonstration at the museum in Federalsburg, Md., at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10. Demonstrator will be Pam Tull who will make refreshments using Pampered Chef products. A percentage of the sales will benefit the historical society. The Federalsburg Area Heritage Museum is located at 100 Covey & Williams Alley (behind Town Hall) in Federalsburg. For more information, call Donna Glime at 410-754-8625.


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.

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.


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.


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 these trips: 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. 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.

Lancaster Kitchen Kettle trip Heritage Shores is sponsoring a bus trip to Lancaster to go to Kitchen Kettle Village and Shady Maple Smorgasbord on Wednesday, Nov. 20. Cost is $46 per person and includes the smorgasbord and driver gratuity. To sign up call Susan Lipinski at 302-956-0469.

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.


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

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.

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.

Widowed Persons meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. Planned guest speaker will be Tom Wimbrow who will speak on the Ocean City Life Saving Stations. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come by and join us. We all enjoy the trips, lunches, dinners, etc. that we do.

Sussex Bird Club Meeting The Sussex Bird Club will hold a meeting at 2 p.m. at Cadbury in Lewes on Sunday, Nov. 10. There will be two speakers, Sharon Lynn "Birding Bolivia" and John Hoyt "Cristalino Jungle Lodge - Brazil". The public is welcome to attend.

Broad Creek Grange Meeting The Broad Creek Grange meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month, at Broad Creek Grange Hall (11198 County Seat Hwy., Laurel). For more details, contact Mary Tress at 875-3326. Visitors are welcome.

Genealogical Society meeting The Sussex County Genealogical Society will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. After a brief business meeting, Michael Hait, certified genealogist, will present "Of Sound Mind and Body: Using Probate Records in Your Research." This lecture discusses the process associated with the administration of testate and intestate estates. Example documents illustrate the various and detailed information that probate records can hold about our ancestors, their daily lives, and family relationships.


Holiday Auction, Tastes of Milford The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Milford will host the 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. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the CCGM at 422-3344.

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.

DMHOA to honor Fred Neil Fred Neil, former Baltimore radio broadcaster, will be honored on his 80th birthday at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, by the Delaware Manufactured Home Owners Association (DMHOA) with a Birthday Pizza Party and Roast at the Indian River Fire Hall, Oak Orchard, Millsboro. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required as space is limited and donations are requested. An auction will be a part of the festivities. Neil has been the volunteer public affairs officer for the DMHOA starting in 2004, since semi-retiring to Delaware. His extensive involvement in sports includes producing the Baltimore Colt Play-by-Play radio broadcasts and producing, writing and co-hosting a radio series with John Unitas, Jimmy Orr, Ordell Braase, Tom Matte and the Oriole's Brooks Robinson. For more information, contact Ron Amadio at 302-945-7943.

Santa's Wonderland On Friday, Dec. 6 & 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 7 & 14 from 2 to 5 p.m., Oak Ridge Baptist Church will transform their building into a winter wonderland. This free event will offer visits with Santa, story time with Mrs. Claus, holiday craft making and sweets and hot chocolate. Santa's Wonderland will be held at Oak Ridge Baptist Church's Salisbury campus at 361 Tilghman Rd. (in the Kmart Shopping Center). For more information, visit salisbury.orbc.net/santaswonderland.

Ham/Turkey Shoot schedule The Ellendale Ruritan Ham/Turkey Shoot will take place at the Georgetown/Ellendale VFW. Sign up starts at 10:30 a.m., shooting starts at 11. Cancellations will be made by 9 a.m. Refreshments will be for sale by the VFW. Schedule - Nov. 23, Dec. 21, Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 22, April 26. Rain dates - Nov. 30, Dec. 28, Feb. 1, March 1, March 29, May 3. For cancellations, call 249-7025.

Players plan silent auction Tickets are on sale for Possum Point Players' Christmas show, Christmas Belles, and their 3rd annual silent auction. The show opens Dec. 6 and runs through Dec. 15. The auction will be held during the two Saturday shows (Dec. 7 and 14). Preview and pre-bidding nights are Friday, Dec. 6 and 13. These are two separate auctions with the highest bids being awarded each Saturday. New items will be up for bid on the second weekend. Donations such as gift certificates, gift baskets, Christmas gifts and homemade crafts are needed for the auction. Contact Cat Baker, chairwoman, at catbak@hotmail.com for more information and to make a donation. Christmas Belles revolves around a church Christmas program which spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator. Tickets at $23 ($22 for seniors and students) are available online at www.possumpointplayers.org or by calling the PPP ticket line at 856-4560. Christmas Belles is produced through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.