ALL ABOUT SEAFORD:
Lions Basket Bingo The Seaford Lions Club will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Seaford Moose Lodge. The event will consist of 20 games and feature several Longaberger baskets as prizes, including the Longaberger hamper with lid and the fall's harvest basket. Advance tickets are $20 per person or $25 at the door. Proceeds will be used to provide eye exams and glasses in the community. Donate a gently used pair of prescription glasses and be entered into a special drawing. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, call 629-4179.
Church collecting warm outerwear Stein Highway Church of God is collecting slightly worn winter coats, gloves, hats, sweaters and outer garments for area families and the homeless. Items may be dropped off at the church. The church hopes to distribute these items just before Thanksgiving. For more information, contact the church at 629-8583.
Seaford Block Watch Clean Up Volunteers are needed at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, for the Seaford Block Watch Clean Up. Volunteers should meet at Seaford City Hall for directions, bags, gloves and a vest. Beverage and a snack will be provided. For more information, call 236-5926.
Community Fish Fry Ross Point Freedom Church located on the corner of Sussex Avenue and Tull Drive in Seaford presents a Community Fish Fry on Saturday, Oct. 25. Yard sale space is available for $10 and will be ready at 7 a.m. The following food items will be available: southern fried fish platter with two sides - $10; southern fried fish sandwich and chips - $6; grilled hot dogs w/chips - $4 and desserts (homemade brownies and cookies) - $1. Items will be fresh off the grill starting at 11 a.m. until sold out. Proceeds benefit the R.P. Freedom Building Fund.
Halloween Parade & Party The Downtown Seaford Association presents its Halloween Parade & Party on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Line-up is at 6:15 p.m. on the corner of Cedar and High streets in Seaford. The parade starts at 7 p.m. From High Street the parade will take North Pine Street to King Street and to the Seaford Fire Hall. You must be in costume to enter the parade. There will be goodies and a costume contest at the party with trophies for winners. In the event of rain, the parade will be cancelled and the party with costume contest will begin at 7 p.m. at the Fire Hall. Trick or Treat at Lofland Park Community trick or treaters, ages 12 and under, are welcome at Lofland Park Center, Seaford, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31.
Community Thanksgiving Meal Lighted Pathway Center, 425 E. Stein Hwy., Seaford, will hold a free Community Thanksgiving Day Meal from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Religious services will not be conducted. Planning meetings will be held on Nov. 4 and Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. Volunteers and sponsors are welcome. Call 629-8583 to volunteer or reserve a place at the table.
Holiday Bazaar Nanticoke Senior Center will present its 2014 Holiday Craft Bazaar on Friday, Nov. 7 and Saturday, Nov. 8 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a great time to start your Christmas shopping. Table rentals are available for vendors at $7.50 per table per day for members or $15 per table per day for non-members. Call 629-4939 for more information.
Fun-filled shopping days Join us at The Curiosity Shop in Seaford for "It's All About Christmas" on Friday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be Christmas decorations and gift ideas for everyone on your shopping list. The shop will be re-stocked all weekend and the following week with great buys.
Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled for the month of October 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. on Fridays and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Saturday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Children's Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10-14, $40 includes supplies and light lunch. Willing adults can participate. Ongoing Classes Mondays - 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Impressionistic Oil Painting with Linda Steere, $80 members/$90 non-members (per month) Fridays - 9-11 a.m. - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney & Nancy Laprad, $5. Classes with Nancy LaPrad at her home - Register by calling 629-4356. Adult watercolor class will continue Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8. Cost is $55 members/$60 non-members for four classes. Start anytime, bring your own supplies.
Fall Bazaar The residents at the Manor House in Seaford will host their annual Fall Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7. There will be a Christmas table, attic treasures from our thrift shop, handcrafted items including knitted baby items, afghans, needlepoint and American Girl doll clothes. This year, we will be featuring holiday ceramics as well as items from the Pineapple Boutique. A chicken salad luncheon 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.
Basket Bingo Nanticoke Senior Center will offer a Fall Basket Bingo Event on Thursday, Nov. 13. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7. The night includes special games, raffle items a silent auction and more. Game prizes include 2014 Longaberger Christmas baskets, two Thirty-One bags and two 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.
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.
ALL ABOUT LAUREL:
Halloween Howl at Trap Pond Trap Pond State Park presents Halloween Howl 2014 on Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25. All activities will be at the A Loop Pavilion. Friday will feature: 6:30-7:30 p.m. - Campground Bingo (.25 per card) 7-9 p.m. - Hayrides ($2 per person) Saturday will feature: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Family activities (arts & crafts, face painting and concessions) Noon - Free pumpkin giveaway (limited quantities) 2-5 p.m. - Costume Contest & Parade (Ages 0-3, 4-7, 8-12, Teens, Adults, Pets, Groups) 4-6 p.m. - Trick or Treating 6-7 p.m. - DJ entertainment 7-8:30 p.m. - Judging for site decoration and pumpkin carving 9 p.m. - Awards ceremony Shuttles will run from the main parking lot to the boat ramp from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. All events are rain or shine with the exception of the costume contest.
Fall Festival Christ the Cornerstone Community Church in Laurel will hold a Fall Festival from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25. There will be oyster fritters, vegetable beef soup, ham & bean soup, scrapple sandwiches and more. Craft/yard sale vendors, call 875-5415 to reserve your $10 space.
Oyster & Chicken Salad Dinner Centenary UM Church, located on the corner of Poplar & Market streets, Laurel, will have an oyster and chicken salad dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25. Cost is $13 for adults, $6 for children ages six to 12 and free for children ages five and under. Carry-outs will be available.
Town Scavenger Hunt In celebration of the fall season, the Laurel Lioness Club will host their first town-wide scavenger hunt on Sunday, Oct. 26. The hunt will start at 1 p.m. in town at Janosik Park. The first place team will win cash and prizes. The cost to enter is $10 per person or $35 for a team of four or more. Teams may consist of two to six people, and all ages are welcome (kids under 16 must be supervised by an adult). The Laurel Lioness Club will be selling food and drinks at Janosik Park during and after the hunt. Get out and spend an afternoon exploring Laurel! For more information and tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 858-8500.
Trunk or Treat Laurel Wesleyan and North Laurel Elementary School will hold Trunk or Treat at North Laurel from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30. This will be a fun and safe evening with decorated trunks and plenty of candy. Concessions - featuring hot dogs and more - will be available. The school is located at 300 S. Wilson St., Laurel.
Trunks of Treats Delmar Church of God of Prophecy in Laurel presents "Trunks of Treats," a safe place for your kids, on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Dress up in costumes. There will be free snacks, games and fun.
Lions plan Journey for Sight The Laurel Lions Club is sponsoring a walk-a-thon to benefit sight and vision projects as well as other community needs. The 27th annual Pete Culver Memorial "Journey for Sight" is Sunday, Nov. 2, at the scenic Trap Pond State Park in Laurel. Any groups (five or more people) or organizations that would like to participate in the walk can contact Shirley Scott at 875-2823. The Lions Club will give a 50% rebate on all funds collected by your group. Registration is noon and the walk begins at 1 p.m. Refreshments and awards will be given. All clubs and organizations are welcome. Come and join the fun, get your exercise and help others by collecting pledges.
Christmas Shopping Extravaganza Laurel Nazarene Church will hold a Christmas Shopping Extravaganza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1. Stop by and shop from over 20 vendors. Proceeds will go toward 2015 mission trips. The church is located at 100 Walnut St., Laurel.
St. Philip's Chinese Auction St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Laurel, will hold its 9th Annual Chinese Auction to benefit the church on Saturday, Nov. 8. Doors to Memorial Hall will open at 5:30 p.m. Chili, hot dogs, desserts and beverages will be sold. Auction will begin at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to this fun filled event. For more information, call Wendy Dolby at 875-3902.
Holiday Craft & Chicken Salad Sale The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary will hold a Holiday Craft Sale & Chicken Salad Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15. All proceeds benefit the auxiliary. Breakfast, lunch and chicken salad will be available for purchase. Reserve your table for $10. Each additional table is $5. For reservations and more information, call Denise Steele at 228-4480 or 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.
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. 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:
Beef & Dumpling Dinner A Beef & Dumpling Dinner to benefit the Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 3 to 6:30 p.m., at the Delmar Fire House. Advance tickets only. Adults and carry-outs are $14 and children ages 12 and under are $7. For ticket information, call 846-2335 or 875-2195.
Events at St. Stephen's 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.
ALL ABOUT BETHEL:
Trick or treating in Bethel The Town of Bethel will hold trick or treating on Halloween - Friday, Oct. 31- from 6 to 8 p.m. No rain date has been established.
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 BRIDGEVILLE:
Community Harvest Party Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville, will host a Community Harvest Party from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26, in the Fellowship Hall. Join us for an evening of refreshments, games and (weather permitting) a hayride around town. The event is free and open to all children and youth. Parents are welcome. Small children must be accompanied by an adult. No costumes please. For more information, call the church office at 337-7409, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.unionunitedmethodistde.org.
Richards to present genealogy program On Saturday, Oct. 25, at 10 a.m., the Bridgeville Public Library will hold a meeting in which Brenda Richards will present a program on "DNA Studies - Another Tool for Genealogy Research." An experienced researcher, Richards has used DNA studies in her research. For more information and to pre-register, call the library at 337-7401, ext. 101.
Truman Kennedy Dinner The Sussex County Democrat Women's Club presents The Truman Kennedy Dinner at the Bridgeville Fire Hall at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25. The dinner is hosted this year by the first female candidates seeking offices from the county and state. This year's dinner will celebrate Mildred Tunnell of Georgetown, who was the first woman and first Democrat woman elected to the General Assembly in 1954. Representative Tunnell's story will be told by Dr. Claire Snyder-Hall, professor of women studies and candidate for 6th Senatorial District, in the Delaware Senate. Reservations are $30. Payment may be sent to Mrs. Betsy Davis, Truman Kennedy Dinner, 28613 Seaford Rd., Laurel, DE 19956. For more information call, Betsy Davis at 875-7091 or Rhonda Tuman at 604-1047.
Annual Fall Dinner The Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary will host its Annual Fall Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 2, at the fire hall from noon to 5 p.m. The dinner will include chicken salad and dumplings and all the trimmings. Dessert is included. Cost is $12 per adult and $7 for children under 12. No take-outs.
ALL ABOUT GREENWOOD:
'Civil War program at the library Tom Ryan, local Civil War historian, will present the program, "Leading Ladies of the Civil War: the Generals' Wives", at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3, at the Greenwood Library. Ryan will discuss in detail the lives of Julia Dent Grant, wife of Union General Ulysses S. Grant, and Mary Custis Lee, wife of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, and the role these women played during the Civil War. Ryan has published articles and book reviews about the Civil War in various newspapers and magazines and has also published two books. He speaks to historical and literary groups frequently and writes a periodic column entitled "Civil War Profiles" for the Coastal Point newspaper. Ryan served three years in the United States Army and 35 years as a civilian with the U.S. Department of Defense. Now retired, he and his wife live in Bethany Beach. The program is free and open to all. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is helpful but not required. To register, call the Greenwood Library at 349-5309
TOPS open house Join us at the open house for TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Club, Inc. from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27, in the Education Hall at Greenwood United Methodist Church. This is a free introductory meeting to understand all that TOPS has to offer. All are welcome to come and learn about this low cost weight loss program. There are weekly programs on menu planning, nutritional eating on the cheap, and other helpful tips, and support for each other as we work towards our individual weight loss goals. For more info, call and leave a message at the church at 349-4047 and one of the program leaders will return your call.
Spooktacular Halloween event Morning Star Alpaca Farm will hold a Spooktacular Halloween event at their farm at 8071 Greenwood Rd., Greenwood, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31. Don't miss the Halloween sale in the Alpaca Farm Store featuring affordable alpaca apparel. Everything will be 20% off during the event. Kids can enjoy the costume contest, face painting, Halloween treats, goodie bags, games and crafts. The farm is also having herd reduction sale featuring affordable, quality starter packages. For more information, call 349-5550 or visit www.morningstaralpacafarm.com.
Annual Warming Tree Project With winter weather just around the corner the members of the Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 are conducting their Annual Warming Tree Project for elementary school children. Many boys and girls need warm outerwear and their families cannot afford to purchase the items. The wish list includes: new socks for girls and boys, gloves and/or mittens, scarves, hats and caps, new sweatshirts, and new or gently used coats that have been cleaned and repaired (if needed). The final date for receiving warming tree items is Nov. 15. Contact person is Dr. Michaele Russell at 349-4220 and the drop off site is 102 Maryland Ave., Greenwood. Donations are greatly appreciated.
Caregiver's Support Group The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host a Caregiver's Support Group on the second Sunday of every month at 2 p.m. beginning Nov. 9. The group is free and open to the public, but registration is required. For more information or to register, call Cindy Mitchell at 854-9500.
Annual Holiday Event Start your Christmas shopping on Saturday, Nov. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 at 2 Governors Avenue in Greenwood. The Ladies Auxiliary will host its 3rd Annual Holiday Event to benefit veterans' programs, youth activities and promote Americanism. Everyone is welcome. There will be a bake sale, a cookie exchange, a silent auction featuring new games and gift items for Christmas shopping and a 50/50 raffle. A light lunch will also be available for shoppers. Girl Scouts from troops 484 and 740 will be selling homemade Christmas ornaments to help fund a trip to Europe. Donations will also be accepted by the Girl Scouts if shoppers don't want ornaments but would like to help with their special project. Limited space is available for outside vendors who must bring their own tables and make a donation to the Ladies Auxiliary at the end of the event. This offer is on a first come, first served basis. The contact person is Dr. Michaele Russell at 349-4220.
Indoor Christmas Bazaar The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host an indoor Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13. There will be a bake sale, arts & crafts, Christmas decorations, jewelry, 50/50 raffle and more. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and the public is invited. For more information, call Dixie Carlisle, site manager, at 349-5237.
Join the Greenwood Cheer Center The Greenwood Cheer 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.
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
ALL ABOUT GEORGETOWN:
Candlelight Walking Ghost Tours As part of their community service requirement, Sussex Academy students will host Candlelight Walking Ghost Tours in Georgetown on Tuesday, Oct. 28 and Thursday, Oct. 30. The tours will depart at 7 each night from The Brick Hotel and the cost is $10 per adult and $5 for children under 10. All proceeds will benefit the Georgetown SPCA. During the tour, a guide will lead guests through the streets of Georgetown by candlelight while sharing the eerie, fun folklore of the very old town. The Brick Hotel will donate 10% of all entrée sales from both evenings to the Georgetown SPCA and provide a complimentary libation in the Tavern following each tour. Tickets are available at Sussex Academy, The Brick Hotel or by calling 856-3636.
Annual Craft Fair at Delaware Tech Delaware Technical Community College will host the 31st annual craft fair on Friday, Nov. 7 from 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free for the event, which will be held in the William A. Carter Partnership Center on campus. The craft fair will feature a wide variety of vendors selling everything from floral arrangements, country gifts, woodwork and ceramics to needlework, jewelry, clothing, glass art and more. For more information, call 259-6360.
DCWF presents 'The Book Event' Delmarva Christian Writers Fellowship (DCWF) presents The Book Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Crossroad Community Church in Georgetown. The event will feature more than 20 local Christian authors and many books available for purchase. For more information, contact Judi at 684-3603.
Ad Hoc Touring Company meeting If you enjoy reading plays aloud, join the Ad Hoc Touring Company, an affiliate of Possum Point Players. The Ad Hoc group meets the first Monday of each month at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Rd., Georgetown. Their next session is at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3. The company will meet in the Green Room of Possum Hall in Georgetown to read the original version of Terence McNally's comedy "It's Only a Play." For more information about Ad Hoc, contact Roger Ault at 226-1118 or email@example.com.
PaintNite at the Fire House The next PaintNite will be held at the Georgetown Fire House at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 10. The painting will be "Winter Romance." Cost is $30. Register at www.paintnite.com. A limited number of tickets are available. Coupons/vouchers are not applicable.
Quarter Party fundraiser The Pocahontas of Anona Council #11, Georgetown, is organizing a Quarter Party, a fundraiser to benefit Alzheimer's and other community projects. The fundraiser will be held on Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Red Men Home at Nassau Commons Road, Nassau. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a preview of the vendors' products and the auction begins at 7. Do your gift shopping early with these vendors: Longaberger, Paparazzi Jewelry, Upper Crust, Everything That Glitters, Scentsy, Thirty-One Gifts, Clever Containers, Pampered Chef, Avon, Mary Kay, Tupperware, Wood Design and Health & Wellness Chef. Tickets are $5 if ordered from Ronda McCabe by calling 302-934-6745. Cost at the door is $7. Come early to enjoy food available for purchase, a basket auction, 50/50 and other items.
Possum Point Players shows 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.
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.
THINGS TO DO ELSEWHERE:
Halloween Happenings at the Zoo This year, the Salisbury Zoo will focus its Halloween activities on opportunities for children ages 10 and under who may not want to participate in the scarier parts of the Halloween season. The Zoo is replacing its "Nightmare at the Zoo" event with two afternoon presentations of its popular "Halloween Happenings." The event will run Saturday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. Children will be able to trick or treat throughout the zoo, participate in Halloween games and compete in a costume contest. D'Ann Danse Studio will perform a Halloween themed dance. New this year is the Hay Bale Maze. There will be additional charges for food and some games. Tickets are on sale at the Salisbury Zoo Gift Shop and Zoo Education Center between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily. Tickets are $8 for children which includes one free adult ticket. Additional adult tickets are $2. For more information, call 410-546-3440.
FHS to show documentary The Federalsburg Historical Society will show a 25 minute documentary film, "The Voices of Indiantown," at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the Federalsburg Area Heritage Museum. The film, produced by the Nanticoke Historic Preservation Alliance, will relate the memories of sharecroppers' children growing up in the Indiantown area of Dorchester County. This area is north of Vienna. Several persons shown in the film will be present and there will be a discussion after the film. Light refreshments of coffee and cookies will be served. There is no admission charge but any one of the following items would be welcomed by the Federalsburg Bountiful Harvest Food Center: family-sized peanut butter, jelly, spaghetti sauce, tuna fish, pancake mix or syrup. For more information, contact Carol Shaw at 410-253-5324 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lynch to speak at library Nancy Lynch, author of "Vietnam Mailbag," will speak at the Lewes Library at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30. Lynch will read letters from servicemen who served in Vietnam. Vietnam vet Rick Lovekin will join her to discuss his experiences in Vietnam. During the peak years of the Vietnam War, from May 1968 through December 1972, Lynch relayed the hopes and fears, the joy and tears of hundreds of soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines from Delaware through the Vietnam Mailbag column she wrote in the "Wilmington Morning News." Call the library at 302-645-4633 or visit www.leweslibrary.org for more information.
Fall Art Show and Contest The Millsboro Art League (MAL) announces its annual Fall Art Show and Contest now through Nov. 1, at their gallery in the Millsboro Town Center. For more information on this show and upcoming MAL events, visit www.millsboroartleague.com.
Community Band performances The Milford Community Band announces the following performances for October: Downtown Dixieland Band - Oct. 25 - 10 a.m. - Sea Witch Festival, Rehoboth Beach; Oct. 28 - 10:30 a.m. - Milton Cheer Center Happy Wanderers Oompah Band - Oct. 23 - 7:15 p.m. - Seaford Manor House; Oct. 29 - 6:30 p.m. - Westminster Village, Dover For more information, the schedule can be found online at www.milfordcommunity.org.
Fall migration bird walks offered Park naturalists at Cape Henlopen State Park will guide visitors in explorations of the park's birding hot spots and search for birds during their fall migration. The program meets at 8 a.m. every Tuesday through Nov. 11. Beginning birders are welcome. Participants may bring binoculars or borrow a pair available at the park. This free program meets at the Seaside Nature Center. Information and required registration are available at 645-6852. More information about programs offered at Cape Henlopen and all of Delaware State Parks can be found at destateparks.com.
Annual Country BBQ and Auction The Bayhealth Auxiliary of Milford Memorial Hospital will sponsor the 3rd Annual Country Barbecue and Auction from 5 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Milford Senior Center in Milford. The event will feature a Chinese and silent auction. Live entertainment will be provided by The Hubcaps and dinner will be catered by Troops Barbecue and Catering. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the capital campaign for the replacement facility at Milford Memorial. To purchase tickets, which are $35 each, call Cynthia Jones at 302-270-1842. For questions, email Cynthia at email@example.com.
Goodies and Goblins Join us at the Delaware Agricultural Museum in Dover for Goodies and Goblins on Saturday, Oct. 25. Trick or treat in the village and participate in a costume contest. Cost is $1 per person. Costume judging will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. and winners will be announced at 6:15. This event is sponsored by the Kiwanis. For more information, visit www.agriculturalmuseum.org.
March of Dimes Chefs Auction Nearly 20 of the area's renowned chefs will sample their best creations at the 9th Annual Signature Chefs Auction at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27, at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, Md. Guests will enjoy tastings of everything from fried oysters to local craft brews and auctions with unique dining, entertainment, travel and leisure packages. Tickets are $80 per person and include tastings from top chefs and an open bar. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available by contacting Jessica Hales at 443-754-7041. To learn more about the March of Dimes and the Signature Chefs Auction, including a list of participating chefs, bartenders and wineries and to purchase tickets, visit www.marchofdimes.org/ChefsES.
Feed The Children event First State Community Action Agency is partnering with Feed The Children and Energizer to provide 800 boxes of food, toiletries and other necessities to families in need from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Playtex in Dover. Families must apply to participate. For more information, contact Sandi Hagans at 856-7761, ext. 113 or visit www.firststatecaa.org.
Ham/Turkey Shoot Schedule The Ellendale Ruritan has released its 2014-2015 Ham/Turkey Shoot Schedule. Sign up starts at 10:30 a.m., shooting starts at 11. Cancellations will be made by 9 a.m. For cancellations, call 249-2633. All events are held at the Ellendale/Georgetown VFW. Refreshments will be available for sale by the VFW. 2014-2015 schedule: Nov. 22, Dec. 20, Jan. 24, Feb. 28, March 28, April 25 Rain/snow dates: Nov. 29, Dec. 27, Jan. 31, March 7, April 4, May 2.
USO Christmas Shopping Event Santa and the Seaford Marines are coming to Cambridge, Md. in support of the USO Christmas Shopping Event at the American Legion Post 91, 601 Radiance Drive, on Saturday, Nov. 1 and Sunday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Santa will be available for photos from noon to 3 p.m. each day. Over 20 crafters and vendors will be in attendance. Admission is free. For more information, contact Carolyn at 443-655-7816.
DPA presents genealogy workshop Are your digital genealogy files all over the place? Have you discovered a record for your ancestor, twice? Librarian Leah Youse will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives in Dover at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, on developing methods of genealogical arrangement and organization. Youse will focus on managing files and folders, email and research, including a brief discussion on easing the burden with software. The program is free to the public and will last approximately one hour. Reservations are not required. For more information, contact Tom Summers 302-744-5047 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Events at Sussex County Return Day Sussex County Return Day announces the entertainment lineup for Wednesday night, Nov. 5. Playing on the big stage on the Circle starting at 5 p.m. will be the Skinny Leg Pete Band, followed by Big Hat No Cattle and the Funsters until 11 p.m. Also on the Circle that night will be cooking by the traditional Ox, a cornhole and horseshoe tournament, the second annual cupcake contest, the VFW Beer Wagon and 16 Mile Craft Brewery Tap. For more information, parade entry forms, carriage entry forms, contest information and Return Day updates, visit www.returnday.com or call the office at 855-0722. Like us on Facebook at Sussex County Return Day.
Bay Country Chorus to perform The fall season of Friday Nites in Caroline continues in November with the all-male barbershop chorus, The Bay Country Chorus, at the Caroline County Public Library's Federalsburg branch, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7. Admission is free.
Native American Day Celebrate Native american Day at the Nanticoke Indian Museum on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be museum tours, Native American vendors, food, dancing, singing, story telling and face painting. Admission is free. Donations to benefit the museum are welcome. For more information, call 302-945-3400 or 302-945-7022.
Publisher to speak at ESWA meeting Broadkill Review Publisher Jamie Brown will speak on "What an Editor Looks for in Your Work" at the Eastern Shore Writers' Association's (ESWA) monthly meeting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Jetty along Restaurant Row at Kent Narrows in Grasonville, Md. An effective teacher, Brown's students are regularly published. He has read from his poetry and fiction at many venues including the Writer's Center in Montgomery County, Maryland. This event is open to the public; an RSVP to email@example.com or 410-476-3917 is requested for lunch which is $19. For more information about the ESWA, visit www.easternshorewriters.org.
ALA book discussion group AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Library Association (ALA) Notable Book Discussion Group at the Lewes Public Library on the first Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon. The book for Nov. 6 is: Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. For more information, call Laurel at 302-226-3773. All readers are welcome.
ECCIA plans awards banquet Ellendale Community Civic Improvement Association, Inc. (ECCIA) will hold its fifteenth annual awards banquet at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Milford Senior Center. This year's theme is "Water is Life." Jane Hovington, president of the Lower Sussex NAACP, will serve as the keynote speaker. Tickets are $30 per person and must be purchased in advance by calling Loretta Benson at 424-1784. The banquet is open to the public. For more info, contact Harold Truxon at 422-4304 or Loretta Benson at 424-1784.
Rotary plans Harvest Bounty Dinner On Saturday, Nov. 22, the Harrington-Greenwood-Felton Centennial Rotary (Hub Club) will host a Harvest Bounty Dinner beginning at 6 p.m. in the Price Community Center across from City Hall, Harrington. Tickets, at $20 per person, cover admission, a variety of food and drink (includes wine, beer and other beverages) and live music featuring the Joe Baione Trio. A silent auction and 50/50 raffle are also planned. Proceeds will benefit the Rotary initiative to eradicate polio worldwide. Tickets may be purchased by calling Bunnie at 302-228-9768.
Novel writing workshop Kathryn Johnson, noted fiction teacher who conducts classes at the Writers Center in Bethesda, Md. and at the Bay-to-Ocean Writers Conference, will conduct a half-day workshop on novel writing at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22 at Third Haven Parish Hall in Easton, Md. The event is sponsored by the ESWA Education Fund. The fee for ESWA members is $30 (non-members is $40). For more information, visit www.easternshorewriters.org.
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.
Magi Choral Festival tickets on sale For a limited time, tickets, which are in high demand, are available at several Lower Shore locations for the annual Magi Choral Festival. This year's Magi Choral Festival features the internationally celebrated National Christian Choir and the popular Magi Children's Choir. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23, at the Wicomico High School Auditorium in Salisbury. Tickets cost $15 and are available at The Country House in Salisbury and all branches of First Shore Federal Savings and Loan in Salisbury, Ocean Pines, Snow Hill, Pocomoke, Berlin and Ocean View, Del. All ticket proceeds benefit the Christian Shelter and Joseph House Center, two Christian crisis ministries serving the needy on the Lower Eastern Shore. For more information, call Bonnie Luna at 410-749-1633.
'Halloween Hoot' in Bear Lums Pond State Park in Bear will host the annual Halloween Hoot on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 2 to 7 p.m. The public is welcome to this family-friendly program held at the campground. Campers are admitted for $3; all others pay a $5 program fee.
Workshop on how to write a novel Sponsored by the Eastern Shore Writers Association, Kathryn Johnson, a noted writing teacher and author, will hold a workshop on Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Third Haven Parish Hall in Easton, Md., on "The Extreme Novelist," a work session on how to write a novel. The workshop will run from 9-11:30 a.m. Johnson's most recent books include a series of contemporary thrillers based on the adventures of Mercy O'Brien, artist and wife of an American diplomat; and, writing as Mary Hart Perry, a historical series inspired by the lives of the daughters of Queen Victoria. To enroll, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The fee is $30 for ESWA members (non-members $40).
ALL ABOUT TRIPS:
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.
Bus trip to see show Christ United Methodist Church is hosting a bus trip on Friday, Dec. 5, to the American Music Theater, Lancaster, Pa., to see their Christmas show. Tickets are $75 and include the show, transportation and buffet lunch at Bird-in-Hand. To join us, call the church office at 875-4233.
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.
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.
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.
Sussex Bird Club meeting The Sussex Bird Club (SBC) will meet at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12, at Cadbury in Lewes. Stephan Lorenz, professor of biology at San Jancito College, Texas, will speak on "Australia: The Cradle of Songbirds." Meetings are open to SBC members, those interested in becoming members and Cadbury residents.
Notable Books Discussion AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Library Notable Books Discussion at the Selbyville Library on the second Tuesday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. The book for Oct. 14 is: The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown. For more information, call Ada May at 436-2981. All readers are welcome.
MOPH meeting Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) will hold a meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, at Pizza King, 358 East DuPont Hwy., Millsboro. All combat wounded are invited to come and meet fellow combat wounded veterans. For more information, contact John Jackson at 302-228-9577 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/moph1787 for information on veteran health care, benefits and employment information.
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.
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.
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.
Explore your ancestry with SCGS The Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS), an organization dedicated to promoting genealogy and education to encourage and instruct in genealogical research, can help you search your ancestry. SCGS holds monthly membership meetings from September to May that feature informative presentations. The Education Committee holds multi-week spring and fall discussion groups. There are also two special interest groups: Genie Bytes (a computer search group) and (Brick) Wall Busters. General meetings take place on the third Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. The discussion group meets from noon to 2 p.m. at the library. Visitors are welcome. For more information and upcoming events, visit www.scgsdelaware.org. Happy Halloween