ALL ABOUT SEAFORD:
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.
Father Daughter Dance Tickets are now on sale Sundays at Mt. Olivet UMC in Seaford for the 2015 Father Daughter Dance. Tckets are also available at Posey Palace in Seaford or online at www.fd-dance.com. Tickets are $10 for a limited time. This year's dance is Saturday, Feb. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Seaford High School.
Poppy Program Fundraiser Eat at Texas Roadhouse, Seaford, on Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 5 to 9 p.m. to support the American Legion Auxiliary Nanticoke Unit #6, Poppy Program Fundraiser. Honor America's veterans and wear a poppy with pride. Come and dine with us. A flyer is required. For more information, call 629-2411.
Support the Garden Club The organization of the month for November at Abbott's Grill in Broad Creek in Laurel is The Spade and Trowel Garden Club in Seaford. Support the Garden Club on Tuesday, Nov. 4, by eating out with your family, friends and neighbors. Abbott's Grill will donate 10% of all lunch, Happy Hour, dinner and carry-out sales that day to the Spade and Trowel Garden Club. The Spade and Trowel Garden Club is active in our area with Ross Mansion holiday decorations, holiday greens sale, Habitat for Humanity planters, Barnes Woods Nature Preserve, Youth Garden Club at Boys and Girls Club, garden therapy for seniors, Spring Garden Tour and Seaford Beautification Planning Committee to place flower containers for Frank Hurley Bridge near the hospital and Seaford businesses.
Community Thanksgiving Day Meal A free Community Thanksgiving Day Meal will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day at the Lighted Pathway Family Center in Seaford. Planning meetings are scheduled for 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.
Homecoming at Woodland UMC The Woodland United Methodist Church annual Homecoming Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9. The Rev. Boyd Etter, former district superintendent of the Dover District, will be the guest speaker. Special music will be provided by Lilly Wooten from Cambridge, Md. All are invited. A covered dish dinner will follow in the Fellowship Hall. There will be no morning worship service.
Church collecting warm clothing Stein Highway Church of God is collecting lightly worn winter clothes, coats, gloves, hats and sweaters of all sizes. All donations will be cleaned and distributed to the homeless, senior centers and families in need. Items may be dropped off at the church (425 E. Stein Hwy., Seaford) now through Nov. 17. The church office is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact the church at 629-8583.
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.
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.
Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled for November at Gallery 107 in Seaford. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The gallery is open 1-6 p.m. Thursdays, 1-7 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Saturday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Children's Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 6-9, $40 includes supplies and light lunch. Sunday, Nov. 9, 1-3 p.m. - Arti Parti & Punch - Relax and paint with your friends. Bring your own snacks and "punch!" We will complete an acrylic painting in one class for you to take home. Designed for beginners. All supplies are provided. Cost is $35/members and $40/non-members Saturday, Nov. 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Children's Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10-14, $40, includes supplies and light lunch. Willing adults can join in on the fun. Ongoing classes Mondays, Nov. 3, 10, 17 - 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Impressionistic Oil Painting with Linda Steere, $80/members, $90/non-members. Fridays - 9-11 a.m., Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5. Classes with Nancy LaPrad at her home. Register by phone at 629-4356. Adult watercolor class will continue Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8. Cost is $55 for members and $60 for non-members for four classes. Start any time, bring your own supplies.
ALL ABOUT LAUREL:
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.
Veterans' Parade in Laurel Laurel American Legion Post 19 will host a Veteran's Parade on Saturday, Nov. 8 on Central Avenue in Laurel. The Six Force Honor Guard will kick off the parade at 11 a.m. The parade will feature bands, military units and equipment, the ROTC, floats and civic and youth groups. Richard Stone, veteran and former Laurel mayor, will be the grand marshal. The judging stand will be located at North Central Avenue.
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.
Spaghetti Dinner at St. Paul's A Spaghetti Dinner will be held at St. Paul's UMC in Laurel on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. to benefit the church's youth ministry. The meal includes spaghetti, salad, dessert and a beverage. Cost is $10 per person and children ages 6 and under are free. Eat in or take out.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Quarter Auction for DHS Chorus The Delmar Chorus Boosters will hold a quarter auction to benefit the Delmar High School Chorus on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Delmar High School cafeteria. Tickets are $5 at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7, with an intermission. Refreshments will be available throughout the event. Do your holiday shopping early. For more information, call 228-1557.
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 BLADES:
Election Day Special The Blades Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary presents "Election Day Special" on Tuesday, Nov. 4 from noon until. While voting, enjoy the oyster sandwiches, homemade soups and desserts that will be for sale. There will also be an indoor rummage sale featuring new and gently used items.
Drinking water project meeting The Town of Blades will hold a public meeting to discuss the drinking water/annexation project along Concord Road at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Hardin Hall in Blades. The project involves bringing drinking water from outside town limits along Concord Road to Rt. 13. If you own property along this area join us for an informational meeting about bringing this valuable utility to your property and the associated costs. Refreshments will be served.
ALL ABOUT BRIDGEVILLE:
Museum open on Sunday The Bridgeville Historical Society's museum will be open from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2. The museum is located in the Old Fire House at 102 William St., Bridgeville, and has exhibits on the history of Bridgeville and surrounding communities. Admission is free.
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:
Trunks for Treats at Greenwood UMC Join us at Greenwood United Methodist Church for Trunks for Treats from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, in the parking lot of the church located at the corner of First and West Market streets in Greenwood. There will be decorated trunks, games to play, and candy and goodies for all. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served in the Education Hall attached to the church. All are welcome.
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.
'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
'Mysteries of the Library' Magic Show On Friday, Nov. 7 at 4 p.m., magician Mark Zacharia will perform his magic show, "Mysteries of the Library," at the Greenwood Library. Come join Mark for his interactive magic program for audiences ages 5 and older. Prepare to be amazed and amused as we learn why the library really is the most magical place on Earth. The program is sponsored by the Greenwood Public Library and is free and open to all. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
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 Thursday, Oct. 30. The tour will depart at 7 p.m. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Presentation at Sussex Academy Sussex Academy students will present Sally Cotter and the Censored Stone, a parody by Dean O'Carroll, at 7 p.m. on Nov. 14-15, in the school gym. Tickets, which may be purchased at the door, are $8 for adults and $4 for students. The play will be two acts and refreshments will be available during intermission.
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:
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.
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.
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.
The Nutcracker Suite performance The Delaware Dance Alliance along with dance companies from each county including: Ballet Theatre of Dover, Delaware Arts Conservatory, Delaware Ballet and Sussex Ballet will present The Nutcracker Suite as arranged by Duke Ellington at the Schwartz Center for the Arts in Dover at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8. For tickets, visit www.schwartzcenter.com. For more information on upcoming shows, visit www.dedancealliance.com.
Native American Day Celebrate Native American Day at the Nanticoke Indian Museum from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8. The day includes museum tours and Native American food dancing, singing, storytelling and face painting. Admission is free but donations to benefit the museum are welcome. For more information, call 302-945-3400 or 302-945-7022.
Free Dr. Who night Whovians unite! Come to the Federalsburg branch of the Caroline County Public Library for lots of wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14. Watch an episode of Dr. Who, eat some of the Whovian's favorite foods and test your Dr. Who knowledge in a trivia contest! Prizes will be awarded to the trivia contest winner and for best costume, so remember that bow ties are cool. For more information, call 410-754-8397.
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.
Coastal Camera Club exhibit reception Dr. Jonathan Patterson and Kristin Patterson will host a reception and photography art exhibit featuring works by members of the Coastal Camera Club in their gallery at Ocean Medical Imaging, Milton, on Friday, Nov. 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibit, "Images Captured," will be on display from Nov. 7 through January 2015. Club photographers will be present during the reception where refreshments will be served and note cards, matted photographs and artworks will be for sale. A portion of the proceeds from sales made on the day of the reception will be donated to Help Portrait, where photographers give back to the community by providing free portraits to families in need. This year's Help Portrait is Saturday, Dec. 6, at Delaware Tech in Georgetown. For more information, visit www.coastalcameraclub.com.
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 Nov. 11 is The Dinner by Herman Koch (Hogarth). For more information, call Ada May at 302-436-2981. All readers are welcome.
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.
Ellendale Ruritan shoot schedule The Ellendale Ruritan announces the 2014-2015 Ham/Turkey Shoot schedule. Sign up starts at 10:30 a.m. and shooting starts at 11 at the Ellentown/Georgetown VFW. Cancellations will be made by noon. Refreshments will be available for sale. Schedule: Nov. 22; Dec. 20; Jan. 24; Feb. 28; March 28; April 25. Rain dates: Nov. 29; Dec. 27; Jan. 31; March 7; April 4; May 2 For cancellations, call 302-249-2633.
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 sweeneygf @aol.com. 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.
Sea Purls meeting 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. The next meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 5. Lunch is available and new members are always welcome. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.
Widowed Persons Service meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. Please note the new time. The planned entertainment will be The Sunshine Boys. 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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. For more info, 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 email@example.com. 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.