ALL ABOUT SEAFORD:
Ice Cream Sale at Mt. Zion Mt. Zion Methodist Church will host an ice cream sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23. Flavors include vanilla, chocolate, pineapple, strawberry and banana. The church is located on Rt. 13A between Seaford and Laurel. Pre-orders may be placed at 875-3055 or 629-7110.
Blessing of the Animals Seaford Presbyterian Church will hold a Blessing of the Animals at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24. All pets are welcome. There will be treats for pets and their people, as well as a special blessing from our pastor. Please have pets on leash or in crate. Call 629-9077.
Classes at Gallery 107 The following classes are scheduled for the month of August at Gallery 107 in Seaford. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The gallery is open 1-6 p.m. on Thursdays, 1-7 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. - Three session pottery class with Dot Truitt, $80, includes all supplies, glazes and firings. Sept. 3: Glaze flowers and fish Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-noon - Children's art classes with Nancy LaPrad in her home. To enroll, call Nancy at 629-4356. Ongoing Classes Mondays - 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Impressionistic Oil Painting with Linda Steere, $90/month, $80/members Fridays - 9-11 a.m. - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney & Nancy Laprad, $5.
Basket Bingo fundraiser Lofland Park Center is holding a Longaberger Basket Bingo to benefit Alzheimer's Disease on Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Seaford Moose Lodge, on Rt. 13A, Seaford. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7. Cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Longaberger Large Hamper with Lid and Desktop Organizer and Stand. Nearly 30 chances to win! Refreshments will be available. For tickets and more information, call Lofland Park at 628-3000 or email email@example.com.
Woodland Ferry Festival The 18th Woodland Ferry Festival will take place in the historic community of Woodland, west of Seaford, on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be free pedestrian rides on the ferry, the "Tina Fallon," throughout the festival. The ferry will be closed to vehicular traffic during this time. Live entertainment begins at 10 a.m. with the Good News Tour, a favorite local gospel group. From noon until 2 p.m. the headliners, the Jones Boys Band will perform. Charlie Paparella and the Olivet Church String Band return with their folksy humor and variety of songs. More surprise performers are being invited to join in the fun. There will be several food vendors offering a wide variety of food. Frank-N-Burger, Blazen Grille and the Seaford Oddfellows will return with Abbott's on Broad Creek joining them. Craft/business vendors, exhibitors and demonstrators such as For Woodness Sake will be on hand to show or sell their wares. The Woodland Ferry Association will sell ice cream and souvenirs and hold their traditional Silent Auction. The "Days Gone By" museum owned by Jack Knowles will be open and the customary breakfast is planned in the Fellowship Hall of the Woodland United Methodist Church from 7 to 10 a.m. For more information, to vend, donate Silent Auction items or sponsor the event, contact Festival Coordinator Linda Allen at 629-5659 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bingo at the Elks Lodge Bingo at the Seaford Elks Lodge is held every Wednesday night. Doors open at 5:30 and play begins at 7. Cash prizes up to the maximum allowed by law. Library Book Sale The Friends of the Seaford Library will hold a book sale in early October. Gently used books - children and teen's books, paperbacks, literary classics, mysteries, biographies, science fiction, novels, cookbooks, hobbies, art and gardening books - are needed. Donations may be dropped off at the library located at 600 N. Market St. Ext., Seaford. Proceeds will go to assist the Seaford Library & Cultural Center's programs and activities throughout the year. For questions and more information, call Jean at 629-2255 or the library at 629-2524.
ALL ABOUT LAUREL:
'Balling For God' Back to School The Community Outreach Team of New Zion UMC is partnering with Laurel Intermediate Middle School, Fancy Cutz LLC, Boys and Girls Club and Good Ole Boys Foundation to host "Balling for God" Back to School. The basketball tournament and Block Party will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23, on Webb Avenue in Laurel (by Paul Laurence Dunbar Elementary School). There are four players per team; the age brackets are 6-8, 9-11, 12-14 and 15-18. (All players will need a signed permission slip to play.) Trophies and medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams. To enter a team, contact Sherita Belle at 302-253-8582. There will also be a three point and foul shooting contest. There will be back to school giveaways as well as information about upcoming school events and programs. Come out and enjoy a day of food, games, music and fun. For more information or to contribute to the event in any way, contact Amy Handy at 875-4263.
Chicken and Pork Rib BBQ The Laurel Ruritan Club will have a Chicken and Pork Rib BBQ on Saturday, Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at O'Neal's Antiques in Laurel. Cost is $7 for chicken BBQ dinner and $10 for pork rib BBQ dinner.
Yard Sale & Bake Sale The American Legion, Post 19, Laurel, will hold a Yard Sale & Bake Sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6. Donations will be accepted at the Legion on Friday, Sept. 5 from noon to 8 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine.
Sandwich Sale at Delmar Church of God Delmar Church of God of Prophecy will hold a Sandwich Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6. There will be oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, soft crabs, chicken salad, baked goods, homemade ice cream and more. Yard sale space is available for $10. Call 443-235-5494 for a space. For more information about the Sandwich Sale, call the church at 875-7824.
Chicken BBQ A Chicken BBQ will be held at the American Legion Post 19, Laurel, on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 11 a.m. until gone. Platters are $8 and include two sides and a roll. The public is invited. To order ahead, call 875-9948. The event is rain or shine.
Town Scavenger Hunt Get your game face on and your teams ready! The Laurel Lioness Club is hosting its first Town Scavenger Hunt. There will be cash and prizes for the first place team and a prize for the best dressed team. The event will be fun for everyone. Keep your eyes out for more details.
Summer Community Feeding Program No cost meals for children 18 and younger will be served at Dunbar Elementary and Laurel High School for all community families. No paperwork required. Breakfast is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and lunch is from noon to 1 p.m. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Adult meals may be purchased. For more information, contact Nancy Mears or Cathy VanSciver at 875-6104 or Catherine.email@example.com.
Local museums open year round The Laurel Heritage Museum and the Laurel Cook House are now open year round on the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Laurel Heritage Museum, on Mechanic Street, features an extensive collection of historical documents and objects displayed in the restored Laurel Train Station. The key element of the museum is the one-of-a-kind Waller Photographic Collection, which has been recognized as a premier historical collection by the Delaware Public Archives and the University of Delaware. The Cook House, on 4th Street, contains the offices of the Laurel Historical Society, as well as a large number of photos and artifacts that help to tell the story of Laurel and its residents.
Venture Outdoors Fest at Trap Pond Delaware offers many outdoor recreational activities. During the weekend of Sept. 12-14, Venture Outdoors Fest will showcase them all at Trap Pond State Park in Laurel. Multiple activities will be offered including kayaking, canoeing, biking, pontoon boat tours, hiking, boat rentals, fishing, a primitive brewing demonstration and more. Participants also have the option of camping out for one or two nights. A campground discount is being offered to participants to camp on both nights for the price of one. Saturday night, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery will provide dinner and a beer sample, while Fenwick Wine Cellars will attend and do a wine tasting. Lunch on Saturday will also be provided, along with breakfast on Sunday morning. Meals will be accompanied by music from Clifford Keith and Jive Pickle. All activities take place on Sept. 13. Tickets are $30 per person, adults and youth, and include all meals, activities and games, music and a t-shirt. Camping is an additional fee. More information on Venture Outdoors Fest is available at destateparks.com/vfest, or by contacting Riley Hays at 302-739-9249, Riley.Hays@state.de.us.
Annual Democrat Committee Dinner The 40th District Democrat Committee is sponsoring its annual dinner on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the American Legion Post 19 on Rt. 24, Laurel. The social starts at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. by My Turn to Cook. Guest speaker will be Sen. Chris Coons. For tickets, call Nellie Soucek at 875-1991 or 245-6602.
Model Train Show The annual Laurel Lions Model Train Show will be held on Saturday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Laurel Fire Station. There will be something for everyone to enjoy. There will be live entertainment, the Lions famous oyster sandwiches and hundreds of model train deals. Grandpa can bring the kids to see Thomas the Train who will be on track. Thomas the Train items will also be given away every hour. Also, just like the old carnival days, you can purchase a chance to win a new car. To rent a space, vendors may contact Lions Barry Munoz after 5 p.m. at 875-7408.
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.
ALL ABOUT DELMAR:
Events at St. Stephen's St. Stephen's United Methodist Church in Delmar will hold their Relay for Life on Friday, Sept. 19. The Fall Festival featuring the Homeland Singers will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18. Lights are for sale for the second annual Love Light Tree which benefits the church and its many ministries. Each light is in honor or in memory of loved ones and costs $5. White lights are in memory of those who have passed away, green lights are in honor of those still with us, red lights are for firefighters past and present, blue lights are for police officers past and present, yellow lights are for military past and present, orange lights are for pets past and present, pink lights are for breast cancer victims and survivors and lavender lights (new this year) are for cancer victims and survivors. For an order form, visit www.ststephensumc.com or call the church office at 846-9501. The 2nd Annual Lighting Ceremony will be held on Sunday, Nov. 30 in State Street Park.
Pampered Chef party fundraiser The Delmar Wesleyan Church, 800 E. State St., Delmar, Md., will have a Pampered Chef party fundraiser at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22, to benefit the church's kitchen remodel project. Hostess is Karen Rogers. Everyone is welcome. For more information or if you plan to attend, call Margaret at 875-1153 or Cindy at 875-3245.
ALL ABOUT BETHEL:
All "Dolled" Up The Bethel Museum is hosting a new exhibit featuring doll fashions through the ages. There will be dolls with clothing and doll furniture from years gone by as well as dolls wearing more modern clothing. Sandy Williams, a resident of Bethel, has been sewing doll clothes for over 60 years. Her doll clothing is for 18 inch dolls such as the American Girl doll and will be for sale. The Bethel Museum is raffling off the 2014 American Girl doll of the year, Isabelle. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5. Tickets may be purchased at the Bethel Market on Main Street where she is on display, by calling Jill Long at 875-5965 or Yancey Hillegas at 875-5716, or by mailing a check with your name, address and contact number to Bethel Historical Society, P.O. Box 224, Bethel, DE 19931. The drawing will be held on Sept. 28, and you do not have to be present to win. The Bethel Museum is located at 312 First Street in Bethel and will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. on the following Sundays: Aug. 24, and Sept. 14 and 28.
Bethel Historical Society fundraiser Help the Bethel Historical Society on the second Wednesday of every month by eating at the Laurel Pizzeria between 5 and 9 p.m. Ten percent of your check will be donated to the Bethel Historical Society. Eat in or carry out. You must bring in a special coupon to receive the ten percent off. For more information, call 877-0660.
ALL ABOUT GREENWOOD:
Community Day/Back 2 School Maranatha Holistic Gospel Fellowship and Agape Temple Int'l. Ministries is sponsoring Greenwood Community Day/Back 2 School event at Woodbridge Elementary School in Greenwood on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. School supplies will be distributed to over 100 children who are expected to attend. There will be a variety of activities for all age groups including face painting, ring toss, scavenger hunt, bean bag toss, sack races, basketball and more. Hot dogs, hot sausages, chips, popcorn and beverages will be served at no cost. The following vendors and community organizations will set-up exhibits and dispense information: Greenwood Police Department, Greenwood Public Library, Bridgeville Walgreen's, La Red Community Clinic, Division of Public Health, Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition and Discover Bank. To make a contribution or to donate school supplies, contact Pastor Nadine Henry at 331-1105 or Betty L. Ricks-Jarman at 448-5939.
VFW scholarship information available Brochures for the 2014-2015 Voice of Democracy Audio/Essay Contest ("Why Veterans Are Important to Our Nation's History and Future") and the Patriot's Pen Essay Contest ("Why I Appreciate America's Veterans") are now available by the Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 at 2 Governors Ave., Greenwood. The Voice of Democracy contest is open to students in grades 9 through 12, and The Patriot's Pen contest is open to students in grades 6 through 8. One department winner for each contest will advance to national headquarters for national competitions where prize money can range from $500 to $10,000. Local and district prize money is also available to students who compete. All post/auxiliaries should have brochures upon request by students who wish to enter. For more information, contact Dr. Michaele S. Russell, secretary of LAVFW Post 7478, 349-4220.
Chicken BBQ open through Oct. 5 The Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company Chicken BBQ will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 5. Join the Greenwood Cheer Center The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center is accepting new members. Anyone over the age of 50 who schedules a tour of the center will enjoy a complimentary lunch. Come learn about all the great activities and trips at the center. Be sure to check out our state-of-the art Fitness Center. A Dinner Club is held every Thursday night at 5 and is open to the public. To schedule a tour, call site manager, Dixie Carlisle, at 349-5237.
ALL ABOUT BRIDGEVILLE
No Name Band to perform The No Name Band will perform at Union United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Bridgeville, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22. For more information, contact Everett Warrington at 337-7198.
Bridgeville Library Family Movie Matinees are every other Friday at 3 p.m. The next movie is on Aug. 22. Call the library for details. Story-time is on hiatus until Sept. 9. Lap-sit is on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2. Each month, we have Basic Computer Classes and E-reader classes. A representative from ChooseHealth Delaware is available at the library Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Check out our website, www.bridgevillelibrary.com and our Facebook page.
Chicken Barbecue open until Oct. The Kiwanis Club of Bridgeville's Chicken Barbecue on Rt. 404, Seashore Highway, west of Bridgeville is now open. Serving the best smoky barbecue chicken since 1961, chicken will be available Saturdays and Sundays until October. Bridgeville Kiwanis supports youth programs of all types within the Woodbridge School District area. "KIWANIS: Serving the Children of the World."
ALL ABOUT FEDERALSBURG
Labor Day Gospel Concert A Labor Day Gospel Concert will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 1, at the Federalsburg Marina Park Pavilion in Federalsburg, Md. Featured artists include One Day Closer, Keith Colona and Judy Laramore. Concessions will be available. Admission and parking are free and a love offering will be received. Bring a comfortable chair and a friend. For more information, call 410-924-4801.
ALL ABOUT GEORGETOWN:
Monthly community dinners First State Community Action Agency will host a Community Dinner at its Georgetown facility from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21. Guests will receive a hearty meal along with health and nutrition information and budget-friendly grocery shopping tips. Dinners, which are held every third Thursday of the month, are open to individuals and families for $1 per person. To reserve a seat or for more information, contact MaryAnn Morris at 856-7761, ext. 13.
Music on the Green The Jefferson School in Georgetown presents Music on the Green from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23 at the school. This free musical entertainment event will feature 3C North, Jive Pickle, Clifford Keith and Sweet Steel. This line up offers island music, a modern spin on classic country, bluegrass, acoustic and folk, along with traditional classic and southern rock. Bring your friends and lawn chairs to listen to some great local music. Vendor food and drinks will be available for purchase. For more information, call 856-3300.
Beach Blast at Georgetown Speedway The inaugural Beach Blast for big block and small block modified racers will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 26 (rain date is Aug. 27) at Georgetown Speedway. Modifieds, with rules allowing both big- and small-block engine varieties, will compete for a $26,105 purse in their 35-lap feature. Also on the program is the Crate 602 Sportsman and the popular Delaware-based Delmarva Chargers & Super Trucks. General admission is $18 for adults; $15 for seniors (ages 65 and up) and students (ages 13-17); $10 for kids (ages 9-12); and children eight and under are free. Pit admission is $30 with no license required. Kids ages 6-12 in the pits are $10 and those five and under are free. Pit and grandstand gates will open at 4 p.m. Hot laps begin at 6:30 p.m., with racing planned for 7:15 p.m. To learn more about the event, contact Eric Kormann at 609-381-5820 or Brett Deyo at 845-728-2781, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bdmotorsportsmedia.com.
Historic Georgetown Art Crawl The 2014 Historic Georgetown Art Crawl will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, in downtown Georgetown. This is a rain or shine juried art event, and will feature artists and artisans, and area art leagues and art guilds from throughout the region. Proceeds will benefit local arts programming and arts education. For more information, contact the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce at 856-1544 or email@example.com.
Possum Point Players shows The 2nd half of Possum Point Players' 41st season is full of music, mayhem, maternity and merriment! Baby, a musical comedy, is Possum's Dinner Theater presentation. Dinner and the show will be served on Sept. 19, 20, 26 and 27 - dinner: 6 p.m.; show 7:30; Sept. 21 and 28 - dinner: 12:30 p.m.; show 2 p.m. Tickets are $45 for dinner and show; $20 show only. Follow three couples as they deal with the painful, rewarding and often funny consequences of conceiving a baby: college students, thirty-somethings and middle-agers. Hollywood Holiday, an original holiday musical revue, will be presented Dec. 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 7 and 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $23; $22 seniors/students. Join us for a 1960s Hollywood Christmas TV special hosted by Ed Sullivan, with celebrity guests The Rat Pack, Sonny and Cher, Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, The Supremes, The Temptations and a misguided "Elvis" for some musical family fun. For tickets and more information, call the PPP ticket line at 856-4560 or buy tickets online with Brown Paper Tickets at www.PossumPointPlayers.org.
THINGS TO DO ELSEWHERE:
USO Craft & Vendor Fair Come support our deployed soldiers at the USO Craft & Vendor Fair on Saturday, Aug. 23 and Sunday, Aug. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the American Legion at 601 Radiance Dr., Cambridge, Md. Along with a raffle which will benefit Operation Care Package for our deployed soldiers there will be over 20 crafters and vendors. Admission is free. For more information, contact Carolyn at Royal Events at 443-655-7816 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Creative Hearts' Art Show The Millsboro Art League (MAL) announces that the Salvation Army Delaware Disabilities "Creative Hearts" Program, under the direction of Christy Cugno and Barbara Buford, will be the featured exhibit in MAL's gallery through Aug. 30. In the program, students explore painting in watercolor and acrylics, two and three-dimensional techniques, along with learning about master artists and their work. The gallery is located at 203 Main St., Millsboro Town Center. The public is also invited to visit the show on Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sundays, 1 to 3 p.m.
Longaberger Beverage Tub Raffle Milford Blue Hen Post #6483 is holding a Longaberger Beverage Tub raffle to benefit local veterans. Valued at approximately $325, the stand is 25" tall and includes two fabric liners and two plastic protectors, leather handles and a wooden lid. The basket is 17" wide by 12.5" deep. The drawing will be held on Aug. 30 at the VFW Annual Car Show. Donations of $3 a ticket or two for $5. For tickets, call Colleen at 422-6843.
Tomato Festival in Vienna The Dorchester County Historical Society presents the Great Eastern Shore Tomato Festival, which celebrates the rich heritage of Dorchester County, on Saturday, Aug. 23 in Vienna along the Nanticoke River. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Water Street and in the Community Center in Vienna. A flea market will be held from 8 a.m. to noon in the parking area. Admission is free. Layton's Chance, a vineyard and winery near downtown Vienna, will offer wine tastings at the 3 Water Street Art Gallery. Realerevival Brewery from Cambridge will also offer samples of their brews. The schooner "Adventure" will be moored in Vienna, paying tribute to the shipping of produce to outside markets from days gone by. Blackwater Paddle and Pedal will offer several guided kayak tours in the Chicone Creek, the border of one of the early Native American reservations. Boaters will receive paddling lessons and safety equipment. This event features regional heritage demonstrators, canning industry memorabilia, vendors, activities, tomato games, entertainment, food, among other things. Last year's attendance topped 1,500 and this year is expected to be higher. If you represent a local nonprofit organization, practice a heritage craft, skill or tradition, sell quality merchandise including antiques and books, contact the Historical Society as soon as possible. The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, visit www.dorchesterhistory.org, call 410-228-7953 or email email@example.com.
Labor Day Gospel Concert A Labor Day Gospel Concert will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 1, at the Federalsburg Marina Park Pavilion in Federalsburg, Md. Featured artists include One Day Closer of Cambridge, Md., Keith Colona of Federalsburg and Judy Laramore. Concessions will be available. Admission and parking are free and love offering will be received. Bring a comfortable chair and a friend. For more information, call 410-924-4801.
MAC Inc. hosts cruise fundraiser MAC will host its second cruise fundraiser to benefit Meals on Wheels on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. This year's cruise will depart from Suicide Bridge in Hurlock, Md. Tickets are $75 per person or two for $125 and include dinner and cruise. For tickets or more information, call 410-742-0505, ext. 112, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral returns The 2014 Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral will be celebrated on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1, with activities beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the north end of the Bethany Beach Boardwalk. The event is family-friendly and free to the public. Visitors and locals are invited to join the lighthearted funeral procession which celebrates the end of the summer season. Accompanied by three Dixieland jazz bands, the mourners transport a casket with a mannequin representing "Summer of 2014" to her final resting place at the Boardwalk Bandstand. A silent auction to benefit a local charity will be held at 3 p.m. on the Friday before Labor Day at Bethany Blues in Bethany Beach. To volunteer for the auction or funeral, email email@example.com or call 302-537-1585. A complete overview of the event can be found online at www.jazzfuneral.net/.
Notable Books Discussion, Selbyville AAUW Coastal-Georgetown branch sponsors an American Library Notable Books Discussion at the Selbyville Library on the second Tuesday of the month from 1-3 p.m. All readers are welcome. For more information, call Ada May at 302-436-2981.
Notable Books in Lewes AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Library Association Notable Books Discussion at the Lewes Public Library on the first Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon. The book for Sept. 4 is Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline, a novel about the search for family that illuminates a forgotten chapter of American history. For more information, call Laurel at 302-226-3773. All readers are welcome.
Annual Stamp Show The Dover Stamp Club will hold its 62nd Stamp Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Camden-Wyoming Fire Hall, 200 E. Camden Wyoming Ave., Camden-Wyoming. This year's theme is the State Soil. The show will feature members and youth exhibits, a wide array of Philatelic materials including supplies, special anniversary cancellation, bid boxes and searching table for young collectors. Refreshments will be available.
Exhibit open through Dec. 7 The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs announces that the closing date for "An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware" has been extended to Dec. 7. The exhibit, which has been on display since last October at the First State Heritage Park Welcome Center and Galleries, Dover, explores Delaware's role in the pre-Civil War network of secret routes and safe houses used by black slaves in the U.S. to escape to free states and Canada. Admission is free. For more information, call 302-744-5055.
Safe Boating Classes U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 will offer Safe Boating Classes on on Sept. 20 and Oct. 18, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at American Legion Post #7 in Harrington. Participants must bring their own food and drinks. Cost is $15 per person and includes books. To sign up, contact Dave Nagle at 302-258-7830.
ALL ABOUT TRIPS:
Seaford Parks and Rec trips The Washington Nationals game that was scheduled for July 7 has been changed to Sept. 6. They play the Philadelphia Phillies. The cost is $85 per person. For more information or to register, call 629-6809 or visit www.seafordde.com.
NSC offers trips Nanticoke Senior Center (NSC) will offer a trip to Savannah, Ga., from Oct. 5-10. The trip includes five nights of accommodations, five breakfasts, five full dinners, a grand tour of Savannah's historic district, guided tour of St. Simons Island, tram tour of Jekyll Island historic district, guided tour of Beaufort, S.C., guided tour of Parris Island Marine Base and more. Cost is $859 for double or triple occupancy and $1,109 for single occupancy. On Oct. 15, the Senior Center will travel to Lancaster, Pa., to see Moses, which retells a famous Bible story. Cost is $100 for members and $110 for non-members, which includes coach bus transportation, lunch at the Bird-in-Hand and show ticket. Gratuity for the coach bus driver is not included. Call 629-4939 for more information or to register for the trip.
Christmas in New York City The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host a day trip to New York City in partnership with Jor Lyn Tour and Bus on Saturday, Nov. 29. The bus departs the center at 7 a.m. and departs NYC for home at 7 p.m. Two options are available. In option #1, for $145, you get motor coach transportation and tickets to the "Christmas Spectacular" at Radio City Music Hall. In option #2, for $50, you get motor coach transportation and you can spend the day on your own in New York City. To register or for more information, call site manager Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.
Myrtle Beach at Christmastime The Seaford WPS is offering a motor coach trip to Myrtle Beach, Dec. 1-4. Cost is $469 per person and includes three nights lodging in Myrtle Beach, three breakfasts, three dinners, holiday shows at the Carolina Opry, Alabama Theatre and Palace Theatre, admission to Brookgreen Gardens, drive through Shadrock Christmas Wonderland, Broadway at the Beach, all gratuities and luggage handling. For more information, call Fran at 629-4416.
2015 Winter Cruise Getaway Dr. Marie Wolfgang is again sponsoring a 10 Night Winter Getaway Cruise to the western Caribbean as a fundraiser for Relay for Life. The group will sail from Baltimore, Md. on Feb. 21, on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines' "Grandeur of the Seas." The itinerary includes Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth (Jamaica) and Labadee (Haiti). Transportation to and from the dock is available from Seaford via chartered bus. You may obtain a brochure from Dr. Wolfgang's office at One Cedar Avenue in Seaford or by calling Carolyn Griffith at 629-4471 and leaving a message. Space is limited.
ALL ABOUT MEETINGS:
Vets Helping Vets Vets Helping Vets will meet at 9 a.m. every first and third Friday of the month at the Hurlock American Legion Post 243 and on the second and fourth Friday at the VFW Post 5246 in Federalsburg. All veterans are welcome.
Ad Hoc Touring Company If you enjoy reading plays aloud, come and join the Ad Hoc Touring Company, affiliate of Possum Point Players. The group meets the first Monday of each month at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Rd., Georgetown. The public is invited to attend and participate. For more information about Ad Hoc, contact Roger Ault at 226-1118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Sea Purls knitting group to meet 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 and new members are always welcome. For details, call Diane at 228-0235.
Coast Guard Auxiliary The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the first Thursday of the month at the station at the Nanticoke Marina and Yacht Club in Blades. For details, call Art Wollschlager at 628-8259 or email email@example.com.
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, on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. Toastmasters International, an educational, leadership and communication organization, has existed since 1924.
Stamp Club meets monthly The Sussex County Stamp Club meets the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. John's Hall, The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 307 Federal St., Milton. Anyone with an interest in stamp collecting is invited to join. There is a stamp auction every meeting.
9-12 Group Meetings for the 9-12 Group 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.
Widowed Persons meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next monthly meeting at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. 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.
Sail & Power Squadron meeting The Nanticoke River Sail & Power Squadron (NRS&PS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. If you are interested in boating education and safety, and enjoy power boating, sailing or kayaking/canoeing, join us and participate in our classes and social outings. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.
Genealogical Society meeting The Sussex County Genealogical Society holds their monthly meetings on the third Saturday of the month at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact Sheryl Schulte at firstname.lastname@example.org.