Bulletin Board
Thursday, September 24, 2015
 
ALL ABOUT SEAFORD:

Quarter Auction at Elks Lodge The Seaford Elks Lodge #2458 located at 8846 Elks Rd., Seaford, will hold a Quarter Auction on Saturday, Sept. 26, featuring items from Signature Homestyles, Scentsy, Origami Owl, Pampered Chef and more. Doors open at noon, auction begins at 2 p.m. The $3 admission includes one paddle and $3 for each additional paddle or three for $5. Food will be available. All proceeds benefit Seaford Elks #2458 and the community. For more information, call 629-2458 or 745-8500.

SHS events New Photography Exhibit - Photos by Sandy Morgan are on display in the Webb Room of the Seaford Museum. The exhibit includes a drawing for a matted copy of your favorite photo from the collection. Everyone is welcome. Save the Date - The "As Time Flows By Gala" will be held on Sept. 26.

Customer Appreciation Event Nanticoke Pharmacy Healthmart will hold its annual customer appreciation event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26. Enjoy food, beverages, music, games, prizes and a 50/50 for charity. The store is located at 1609A Middleford Rd., Seaford.

A.U.C.E. Spaghetti Dinner A.U.C.E. Spaghetti Dinner will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, at Bethel Community House, 2381 Neal's Rd., Seaford. The menu includes spaghetti with or without meat sauce, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Tickets are $10 and $5 for children under 12. Dine-in or take-out. Beverage for dine-in only. Call 629-2411 or 410-218-6900 for tickets.

Chicken & Dumplings Seaford Moose Lodge will hold an All You Can Eat Chicken & Dumplings Dinner on Sunday, Sept. 27 from noon until sold out. Cost is $12 per person. Dinner includes chicken & dumplings, dressing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, string beans, beets, applesauce, coleslaw, rolls, butter, coffee, tea, and assorted desserts. For more information, call the lodge at 629-8408.

ESWA participates in festival Members of the Eastern Shore Writers Association will participate in the 20th annual Baltimore Book Festival which takes place on Friday-Sunday, Sept. 25-27, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Baltimore's Inner Harbor.Several authors from the Eastern Shore will participate in a panel on Sunday, Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. to noon, discussing issues specific to the Shore such as Chesapeake watermen, floating theatres, bootleggers and ghostly haunts. Panelists include: moderators Brent Lewis and Peggy Jaegly of Centreville along with Dr. Noreen Moskalski of Bear and Amy Schisler of Bozman. Another 20 local writers will appear at the ESWA exhibit. For more information about the ESWA, visit www.easternshorewriters.org.

Annual Book Sale The Friends of the Seaford District Library will hold its annual Book Sale on Oct. 1-3, at the library. Sale dates and times Thursday, Oct. 1 - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2 - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Bag Sale - $1/bag - 1-4 p.m. Set-up will be held on Sept. 29-30. To sign up to help, contact Jean Gandek at j.gandek@verizon.net or 629-2255. Help is needed on these dates: Book Sale Set Up (involves removing books from storage boxes on floor - no heavy lifting - and/or organizing into categories on tables) - Tuesday, Sept. 29 - noon-2 p.m.; 2-4 p.m.; 4-6 p.m.; Wednesday, Sept. 30 - 10 a.m.-noon; noon-2 p.m.; 2-4 p.m. Sale Days (help buyers, restock tables)- Thursday, Oct. 1 - 10 a.m.-noon; noon-2 p.m.; 2-4 p.m.; 4-6 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 2 - 10 a.m.-noon; noon-2 p.m.; 2-4 p.m.; 4-6 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 3 - 10 a.m.-noon; noon-2 p.m.; 2-4 p.m. Book Sale Clean Up (put unsold books back in boxes for dispersal) - Monday, Oct. 5 - 10 a.m. until finished The Friends thank everyone who donated books for the sale. To donate your gently used books, please drop them off at the library. For more information, call 629-2524 or 629-2255. Sale proceeds go to Friends of the Seaford Library to support programs and activities at the library.

Paint Nite Fundraiser Mary Vining Chapter's Paint Nite fundraiser will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Seaford American Legion. Painting will be American Sky. Cost is $45 per person and you must be at least 21-years-old to attend. Participants should arrive 15-30 minutes prior to 6 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.paintnite.com. For more information, contact Tana Figgs at 302-943-3524 or Carolynn Foxwell at 410-251-2500.

Pottery Show at Gallery 107 Gallery 107 in Seaford will hold a Pottery Show on Oct. 2-17 with an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2. Ten Potters from the Clay Guild of the Eastern Shore will have various ceramic objects for sale from functional ware (mugs, plates, bowls, jugs, pitchers) to wall art (sconces, tiles, figurines).

WFA to participate in event The Woodland Ferry Association (WFA) will participate in 1st Saturday on Oct. 5 from noon to 5 p.m. in downtown Seaford. The group's newest souvenirs will be for sale. They include: limited edition prints by Captain Donald Deputy "History of Woodland Then and Now" ($20), "Woodland Ferry on the Nanticoke" brass etched ornaments ($12), "Recipes and Remembrances of Woodland 2015" cookbooks ($15), "The Woodland Story" booklets ($3), and the ferry "Virginia C" decorative wood blocks ($5). The association also plans to participate in the November and December events to provide more opportunities for everyone to purchase souvenirs and possibly save on mailing fees. For more information, contact Events Coordinator Linda Allen at linda5nature@comcast.net or 629-5659.

Seaford Gallery 107 classes The following classes are scheduled for October at Gallery 107 in Seaford. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The gallery is open from 1-5 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Special classes Saturday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Children's Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 6-9, $40, includes supplies and light lunch. Saturday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Children's Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10-14, $40, includes supplies and light lunch. Sunday, Oct. 25, 1-3 p.m. - Greeting Card Class with Nancy Laprad at the gallery. Samples will be at the gallery for review. Class is $25, all supplies provided. Contact Nancy for more information at nanlap8@comcast.net. Saturdays: 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14 from 3-5:30 p.m. - Oil painting classes with Linda Steere for adult (16+) intermediate and advanced oil painting students. Students can paint in the style of their choice. They can also choose their subject matter as long as it is not another artist's work or photo. $100 members; $110 public. Register at Gallery 107 by Thursday, Oct. 1, 2 p.m. Contact Linda with questions or comments at LMSteere@hughes.net or 875-2702. Ongoing classes Mondays, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Open studio time for artists of all media who wish to work in a group setting. The open studio will be available for persons ages 16 and older who like to paint with others. No instruction will be available although you can learn more in a group setting. Cost is $5. Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.

Service Trucking reunion In memory of Gilbert A. Banning and employees who have worked at Service Trucking Company and their families, Trinity Logistics will hold its 16th Reunion on Saturday, Oct. 3 at Trinity Logistics, Seaford. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for those who want to greet each other and look at memorabilia on display and tour the building. Lunch at 12:30 will be catered by Marilyn's Catering. There will also be music and a short message from Trinity's three sons who have been running the corporation for about 20 years.

SHS Class of 1951 reunion The 1951 Class of Seaford High School is planning a class reunion which will be held at noon on Saturday, Oct. 17, at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville. For planning purposes, interested classmates should contact: Bette Wheatley Morris - 337-0499; Jack Mears - 629-8286; or Jimmy Cordray - 841-1860.

Lions Basket Bingo The Seaford Lions Club will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Seaford Moose Lodge. The Basket Bingo will consist of 20 games and will feature several Longaberger baskets as prizes including the hamper with lid and the Halloween cat basket. Advance tickets are $20 per person and $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.

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.

Bethel Cemetery We need help from plot owners at Bethel Cemetery, located west of Seaford on Harper and Neal's School roads. Mowing and maintenance expenses are now greater than the cemetery's income. Your help is needed to keep the cemetery looking nice. Donations may be sent to: Bethel Cemetery Association, 29449 N. Oak Rd., Seaford, DE 19973.

ALL ABOUT LAUREL:

Laurel history talks resume The Laurel Historical Society working in partnership with the Laurel Public Library is pleased to announce that their joint program, "Life in Laurel," will resume on Thursday, Sept. 24, in the library's Carpenter Community Room at 10:30 a.m. These gatherings can be considered monthly mini-meetings for Laurel Historical Society members, but also public library programs for anyone wishing to learn more about the people, places and events in Laurel's past. Future meetings will be at the library on the last Thursday of the month unless otherwise noted. Come join old-timers and newcomers for delightful reminiscing about your hometown. Light refreshments are served. For more info, call 875-2820.

Chicken & Dumpling Dinner Christ United Methodist Church will hold an All You Can Eat Chicken & Dumpling Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 26 at the church located at 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel. Dine in from 4-7 p.m. Take-outs available at 2 p.m. Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for kids. For more information, contact Clint at 443-880-2917 or Frank at 443-859-2334.

Autumn Concert at Old Christ Church Old Christ Church League will hold an autumn concert at Old Christ Church, Laurel, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27. Harpist Joy Slavens will perform with an ensemble of three students presenting a variety of group and solo pieces, including classical, Irish, and sacred music. The concert is free, but an offering will be taken for the preservation and restoration of Old Christ Church. For more information, call 875-3644.

Fall Craft Show, Yard Sale The LYS Cheer Stars will host a Fall Craft Show and Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Laurel Farmers Market (The Block). Vendors are needed. For more information and to be a vendor, call Marie at 258-3467.

Dance Club Dinner/Dance The Twinkle Dance Club of Laurel, established in 1959, will hold its next Dinner/Dance on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Laurel American Legion Post 19 on Rt. 24, Laurel. Enjoy a buffet dinner followed by dancing with music by DJ Norm. We feature a large variety of dance styles for your enjoyment. Dancers of all abilities are welcome. Guests must be 21 and over. A cash bar is provided by the Legion. Cost to attend is $25 per person. For complete information, visit www.twinkleclub.org or call Janice Vickers at 238-7371 or Edith Snedecor at 877-0618. Reservations must be made by Oct. 3.

Laurel Lions Model Train Show The Laurel Lions Annual Model Train Show will be held Saturday, Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Laurel Fire Station. The show returns with live music from the Humannaires and oyster sandwiches. It's the perfect day to find that special train or accessory.

Laurel Boy Scouts Laurel Boy Scouts meet at 7 p.m. on Mondays at Laurel Centenary Church. For more information, contact Clifford Alpert at 302-228-2390 or calpert1@comcast.net.

Relay for Life fundraiser Laureate Epsilon Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi sorority, is holding an ongoing fundraiser at Laurel Pizzaria to benefit Relay for Life 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 info, call 228-5800.

ALL ABOUT BETHEL:

Tea Party with Dolls The Bethel Museum will host a tea party for young girls and their dolls on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon. Wear your favorite tea party outfit and hat or borrow a hat from us. Special goodies will be served and each child will be able to create her own party favor. Tickets are $10. Call Jill Long at 875-5965 by Sept. 24, to secure your reservation as seating is limited.

All 'Dolled' Up exhibit The Bethel Museum is hosting a new exhibit featuring doll fashions. Sandy Williams, a resident of Bethel who has been sewing doll clothes for over 60 years, will be visiting, displaying, and selling her outfits for 18" dolls. Also featured will be dolls, their clothing, and furniture from years gone by as well as dolls wearing more modern clothing. The Bethel Museum is raffling the 2015 American Girl doll of the year, Grace, who likes to bake with friends and create new recipes. Cost is $2 for one raffle ticket or three for $5. Tickets may be purchased at the Bethel Market on Main Street where she is on display, or by calling Jill Long (875-5965) or Yancey Hillegas (875-5716). You may also send a check with your name, address and contact number to Bethel Historical Society, PO Box 224, Bethel, DE 19931. The drawing will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 27, at the Bethel Museum. You do not have to be present to win. The museum, located at 312 First St., will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27.

Museum seeks artifacts The Bethel Museum is honoring one of the founding members of the Bethel Historical Society, Henry H. Hutchinson, who collected Nanticoke Indian artifacts. We are searching for items from his varied collection. Hutchison died on Nov. 2, 1976 and we understand his collection was distributed to many friends. If you or your family or friends have some of these artifacts, we would like to borrow them or take pictures for an exhibit. Call Kevin Phillips (858-3840) or Dave Hillegas (875-5716) if you have any information on Hutchinson's collection.

ALL ABOUT BRIDGEVILLE:

Annual Blue-Gray Affair The Woodbridge High School Alumni Association will hold its first annual Blue-Gray Affair at the high school on Saturday, Oct. 3. The reception begins at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 and dancing from 8 to 10. Alumni and friends are invited to attend. Tickets are $20 per person. RSVP by Sept. 19 to woodbridgealumniassoc@gmail.com. Payment may be mailed to Woodbridge Alumni Association, PO Box 171, Bridgeville, DE 19933. An after party reception will be held at Jeff's Taproom and Grill in Bridgeville on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 6 to 10 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will be designated for scholarships to Woodbridge School District students. For more information, call 337-8318 or email woodbridgealumniassoc@gmail.com. You may also contact Bernard Carr at 703-307-1800 or bwadecarr@aol.com.

Robotics Club at the library The Bridgeville Library hosts the Robotics Club for tweens to young adults on Wednesdays from 3:30-5 p.m. Learn how to program micro-controllers so they do what you want. Learn about electronic sensors and control devices. Learn how to wire electronic circuits using solder-less techniques. Show how we can combine what we learn to make useful projects. For more information, contact the library at 337-7401.

Kiwanis BBQ open two more weeks The Bridgeville Kiwanis Club BBQ stand is open on weekends through Oct. 4. Kiwanis BBQ chicken is available four miles west of Bridgeville on Rt. 404, Seashore Highway.

ALL ABOUT GREENWOOD:

Weekly Dinner Club The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center hosts a Dinner Club on Thursday evenings at 5. This event is open to the public. Cost for non-members is $7. Entertainment is scheduled on some Thursdays. For menus or more information, call Dixie Carlisle, site manager, at 349-5237.

Nominate local youth groups Greenwood Memorial Ladies Auxiliary of Post 7478 is recognizing local youth groups who assist in projects that honor veterans and active-duty military personnel. Youth groups - school classes and/or school clubs, 4-H, church youth groups, after-school programs, home school associations, Jr. ROTC, youth community service groups, Scouts, etc. - can be recognized for their service projects honoring veterans and assisting active-duty military and their families. The Ladies Auxiliary will submit completed nomination forms to National Headquarters which will issue a national citation to the youth group or groups for their participation. This program helps the Ladies Auxiliary teach today's youth the skills to become good citizens and responsible adults by serving our country, communities, and veterans. For more information, contact Michaele Russell at 349-4220.

White Sock Drive The Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 is conducting a white sock drive for homeless and/or hospitalized veterans through Oct. 18. The socks will be distributed at the Stand Down in October and at the VA Carnival in the spring of 2016. Socks, which must be new and in their original packaging, should be delivered to: Dr. Michaele Russell, 102 Maryland Ave., Greenwood. For more information, call 349-4220.

Storytime at the library Join us every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Greenwood Public Library for Storytime. Preschoolers begin to learn language, social and listening skills as they enjoy children's books found in the library.

L.E.A.P. nights at the library Join us at the Greenwood Public Library for the L.E.A.P. (Literacy Education Assistance Pups) Program. Children of all ages are welcome to read to the dogs every Thursday night from 6:30-7:30. Come in to practice your reading and have a tail-waggin' good time! For more info, contact Robin Miller at the library at 349-5309.

Chicken BBQ last weekend! Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company Chicken BBQ is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday now through Sept. 27. Come out and enjoy a good meal.

ALL ABOUT FEDERALSBURG:

Family Game Night Bring the family to the Federalsburg branch of the Caroline County Public Library for an evening of classic board games. Revisit favorite games, discover new ones and meet other families who also enjoy board games. Games provided by the library include Chess, Checkers, Parcheesi, Yahtzee, Hi Ho Cherry-O, Scrabble and more. Family Game Night is held on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The event is free and registration is not required.

ALL ABOUT GEORGETOWN:

LoDel Music & Arts Festival The LoDel Music & Arts Festival will bring together musicians and artists from across Delaware and the East Coast to benefit the Shauna Rose Kaufman Foundation. The festival will be held on the grounds of 16 Mile Brewery in Georgetown on Saturday, Oct. 24 from noon to 11 p.m. The focus of the festival is to create more arts programs for children in Delaware, shelter and distribution of food and medicine for earthquake victims in Nepal, and a stronger, more vibrant local community. For more information about the foundation, visit shaunarosekaufmanfoundation.com. To purchase tickets, visit lodelfestival.com/purchase-tickets.

THINGS TO DO ELSEWHERE:

Beer, Bocce and BBQ The Bowers Beach Maritime Museum will host Beer, Bocce, and BBQ on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in North Bowers Beach. The entire family will enjoy food, beer, music and a game of bocce. The museum will be open and walking our booklets will be available. The Southern Delaware Jeep Club will host a Meet, Greet, Show 'n' Shine during the event. There is a $5 fee to participate in the show which is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Trophies will be awarded.

Annual Blue Jean Ball The 2015 Blue Jean Ball presented by the Hertrich Family of Automobile Dealerships will be held from 6-11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. Wear blue jeans and bling as you bid on one-of-a-kind sports memorabilia, jewelry, and art while partying to live music by Love Seed Mama Jump and enjoying specialty cocktails, beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres by prominent local restaurants. Featured live auction item is a NASCAR pit crew experience. Tickets are $100 if purchased from Sept. 12-26 (or until sold out). Purchase tickets online at www.autismdelaware.org. Ticket sales, sponsorships, and purchases at live and silent auctions help fund Autism Delaware's statewide programs and services. For more info, email deanna.principe@delautism.org or call 302-224-6020.

Biker Benefit for Code Purple Cope Purple of Sussex County will host a biker benefit at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, to help homeless individuals during the cold weather months. The goal is 100 bikers riding 100 miles with each biker raising $100 in donations. There is a $20 registration fee per bike. The ride will begin and end at the Chesapeake Retreat Center, 14192 Cokesbury Rd., Georgetown. A Gospel Singer Festival will start at 1 p.m. and food will be available for purchase. Contact Vikki Prettyman at 853-0997 or Dan Southern at 629-8583 (leave a message) or register online at www.codepurplesussexcounty.com.

Customer Appreciation Day Haass' Family Butcher Shop will host their 3rd annual customer appreciation day on Saturday, Sept. 26, beginning at 8 a.m. Events include a BBQ competition, music, pony rides and corn hole contest. Rain or shine. Haass' can be found at 3997 Hazlettville Rd., Dover. Call 302-734-5447 for details.

Program about Ann Moore Ridgely Dr. Susanne Fox, retired history professor at Wesley College, will present a program about Ann Moore Ridgely at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Delaware Public Archives in Dover. A most unusual woman, Ridgely lived in Dover from 1775 until 1810 when she died. She was a wife, mother, estate manager, widow, and active member of the Dover community. Married to Dr. Charles Ridgely, her husband died in 1785, leaving her with five young children whom she reared by herself. To complement this program, the Delaware Public Archives will display a set of documents related to Ann Moore Ridgely and the Ridgely family. Dr. Fox's dissertation "Gentry Family Dynamics: The Ridgelys of Kent County, Delaware, 1775-1810" was based on over 800 Ridgely family letters, and other Ridgely family papers and account books housed in the Delaware Public Archives. The program is free to the public and will last one hour. No reservations are required. For more information, contact Tom Summers at 302-744-5047 or e-mail thomas.summers@state.de.us.

Wheatley Reunion is Oct. 4 The 96th annual reunion of the descendants of the Wheatley family that settled in Dorchester County and western Sussex County will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4, at Wheatley United Methodist Church. Entertainment will be provided by Charles Paparella from WBOC. Bring a covered dish for the fellowship and meal after the program. The church is located at the intersection of Wheatley Church Road and Sharptown Road (MD 313) between Eldorado and Sharptown, Md. For more information, contact Beverly Wheatley at 410-883-3246.

Hispanic Heritage Month The Delaware Public Archives (DPA) joins the Delaware Hispanic Commission in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The observance started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period, from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, when many Central American countries celebrate their independence anniversary from Spain. This year, DPA is unveiling a slideshow titled "First Hispanic Settlers in Delaware" on its website archives.delaware.gov. The slideshow is a compilation of records relating to the first three documented Hispanic settlers in Delaware, starting with naturalization papers that provide evidence of their lives in the First State. A Spanish version of the slideshow is also available at archives.delaware.gov/esp-index.shtml.

Quarter Auction Delmarvalous Quilt Guild of Georgetown will hold its first quarter auction Friday night, Oct. 9, at the Millsboro Fire Company Banquet Hall, 109 E. State St., Millsboro, to raise funds for its charitable works. Auction items include quilts and quilted items, gift baskets, wall hangings, gift certificates, original paintings, and more. Cost is $10 for one paddle. Refreshments available. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the auction starts at 7. For more information, contact Carol at 934-7280.

ALL ABOUT TRIPS:

See 'Joseph' at Sight and Sound Nanticoke Senior Center (NSC) presents a trip to see Joseph at Sight and Sound in Lancaster on Wednesday, Oct. 7. The bus departs from NSC at 8:30 a.m. Attendees will enjoy a lunch buffet/smorgasbord at noon at a restaurant in Lancaster, and then head to the 2:45 p.m. show. Cost is $105 for members and $115 for non-members, which includes coach bus transportation, lunch buffet, and show ticket. (Gratuity for the coach bus driver is not included). Attendees should eat breakfast before leaving home for the trip and bring money for dinner on the way home at a quick-service restaurant. Register at the front desk of NSC or call 629-4939 for more information.

Bus Trip to NYC Bus trip to New York City - "A Day on Your Own" - Saturday, Oct. 10. Cost is $45 per person and includes seat on the bus, driver tip, and a small donation for St. Stephens United Methodist Church, Delmar. Bus leaves North Salisbury Walmart at 5:30 a.m., arrives for pick-up at Seaford Walmart at 5:50 a.m. Breakfast stop at Delaware House at 7:30 a.m, arrive in New York City at 10:30 a.m. Leave New York City at 7 p.m. with no stop on the way home. For more information, contact Diane Dunn Litchford or call the church office at 846-9501. Deadline for payment is Sept. 20.

Trip to see Christmas show The Laurel Senior Center is sponsoring a trip to the Dupont Grand Theater to see a Christmas show, Swingin' The Holidays, on Wednesday, Dec. 9. Cost is $63 per person. For more information, call the Senior Center at 875-2536.

Christmastime at Opryland Hotel Dec 8-12 - Only 10 seats left. Cost for five days - $715 per person/doubles. Included are four breakfasts and four dinners. After your check-in at the Gaylord, you will have free time to explore the many acres of beauty and the Brightest Star fountain show. Explore a new exhibit of carvings, sculptures and 3-D holiday-themed displays - all made of ice. There is also a "Treasures for the Holidays" craft and art & antique fair to browse thru. This evening will be a family-style Christmas dinner featuring Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers for your entertainment. Next day, a trip to the Grand Ole Opry House for a Broadway-style show. Before leaving for home there will be a guided tour of Nashville where you will see homes of country and western entertainers. Second Avenue, the State Capitol, Fort Nashborough, and the Ryman Theater are on this tour. There is an overnight stay going and coming because of the distance. Dinner is included going and breakfast is included coming home. For more information, call Rose at 629-7180.

Sight and Sound trip St. Stephens UMC in Delmar is offering a trip to Sight and Sound to see the Miracle of Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 19. Cost is $90 for adults and $50 for ages three-12. A $25 deposit is due at booking, and balance due by Oct. 15. Make checks payable to Dawn Turner. For more information, call the church office at 846-9501.

Del Tech offers trip to Alaska Delaware Technical Community College has partnered with Collette, a premier travel experiences company, to offer the community an opportunity to explore Alaska by land and sea. Ten percent of the cost of each trip booked is donated to Delaware Tech to fund scholarships for underprivileged children in Sussex County to attend summer camps and courses at Delaware Tech's Kids on Campus Program. The Alaska trip, featuring Denali National Park and days of sightseeing from an amazing cruise ship, runs from May 24 through June 5, 2016. The $4,249 per person (based on double occupancy) price includes round trip airfare, lodging, 21 meals, and the daily tours of scenic and wild places. Highlights of the trip include: Denali National Park, Mount McKinley, Glacier Bay, Juneau, and a seven night Princess cruise aboard a fabulous floating resort. This trip was scheduled to capture the breathtaking views of Alaska's natural wonders. A presentation is planned to answer questions and assist potential travelers with booking their trip. The session will be held at Delaware Tech's Owens Campus in Georgetown in the Carter Partnership Center Lecture Hall (Room 529) on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. Travelers who reserve their space before Nov. 24, will save $300. For directions and to RSVP, call the Encore Program at Delaware Tech at 259-6342.

ALL ABOUT MEETINGS:

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary meeting The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Nanticoke River Yacht Club building located at the Nanticoke Marina in Blades. Visitors, guest and those interested in becoming members of the auxiliary are always welcome. For details and information contact Dave Nagle at 302-398-9279.

Ad Hoc Touring Company If you enjoy reading plays aloud, join the Ad Hoc Touring Company, an affiliate of Possum Point Players. The group meets the first Monday of each month at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown. To learn more about Ad Hoc, contact Roger Ault at 226-1118 or rogerault@comcast.net.

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.

Fight against illegal drugs The Sussex County Action Prevention Coalition (SCAPC) meets the first Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Lighted Pathway Building, 425 E. Stein Hwy., Seaford. The group is dedicated to the prevention of substance abuse, addictions and other life related problems. Their vision is to ensure that the residents of Sussex County have access to the resources, services, and prevention needed and to implement strategies that will result in the reduction of the abuse and misuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other substances.

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. The next meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 7. Lunch is available. New members are always welcome. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.

Vets helping Vets meeting A Vets Helping Vets meeting is held at 9:30 a.m. every Friday at the Hurlock American Legion Post 243 (next to the railroad tracks). Join us for coffee and donuts. Sometimes there is a speaker about different subjects. Keep your discharge or DD214 in a safe place as it can help get you many benefits. Come learn something and maybe you can teach us something.

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.

Corvette Club meeting The Beachcombers Corvette Club of Southern Delaware meets the first Thursday of each month at the CHEER Center, 20520 Sand Hill Rd., Georgetown.

Book Discussion Group AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Notable Books Discussion Group at the Selbyville Public Library on the second Tuesday of the month, from 1-3 p.m. For more information, call Ada May at 302-436-2981. All readers are welcome.

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 www.912DelawarePatriots.com.

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.

Widowed Persons Meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service meets on the third Tuesday of the month, at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. Widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come by and join us. We enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc. that we do.

Kingdom Writers group Kingdom Writers Fellowship (KWF), a Christian group of aspiring writers, is welcoming new members. If you enjoy writing, want to improve your writing and would like the encouragement and support of a small group, consider visiting KWF. Meetings are held monthly on the second Saturday morning at Alliance Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford. For more information, call 858-2239 or 628-4594.

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 info, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Charlie Larrimore at 381-8975.

Weekly weight loss support meeting Join us for TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meetings on Monday nights at 5 p.m. at Greenwood United Methodist Church. The one-hour meetings are in the Education Hall at the church (enter through the door on Market Street, close to the parking lot). We support each other, learn about menu planning, eating healthy and making permanent changes to result in a healthy life. All are welcome to come learn about the program and join. If you have any questions, call Sherry Norman, 519-8519.