Bulletin Board
Thursday, October 15, 2015

Pancake Breakfast Boy Scout Troop 249 of St. John's UMC will host an all you can eat breakfast from 7-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, scrapple, eggs and beverages. Tickets will be sold at the door or from any scout/troop leader for $7 (kids under age 5 eat free).

Pottery Show at Gallery 107 Gallery 107 in Seaford is holding a Pottery Show through Oct. 17. 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).

Bike-a-thon fights childhood cancer The annual St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Wheels for Life Bike-a-thon will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18, at West Seaford Elementary School. Over the last 29 years the community has supported this cause by raising approximately $2,000 each year. This will be Breeding's last year as chair. Volunteer workers and riders are needed to make the event a success. Riders ask sponsors to make donations based on each mile completed. All riders turning in money will receive a certificate. Those who raise $35 will receive a certificate and a St. Jude T-shirt. When $75 is raised, the rider receives a backpack as well as the certificate and the T-shirt. Plans are being made to give a $100 savings bond to the top fundraiser plus gifts will be given to a boy or girl who collects the most money. The Seaford Kiwanis Club will provide refreshments. Entry forms are available at the Parks & Rec office and City Hall. Anyone wishing to provide a prize, sponsor a rider, participate or make a donation, should call Ron Breeding at 629-3964.

VFW Seafood Dinner Seaford VFW Seafood Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23. The menu includes oyster fritters, steamed shrimp and soft shell crabs. Everyone is welcome. Call 344-3948 for more information.

Christmas Attic Sale The Mt. Olivet UMW will hold a Christmas Attic Sale from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23 and 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24. This event will replace the silent auction associated with the annual roast beef dinner on Friday evening, Oct. 23. All proceeds will be used to support local missions. Items will include Christmas decorations, holiday home decor, linens, glassware. Sale items will be of gift quality and reasonably priced. The public is invited. Mt. Olivet UMC is located at 315 High St., Seaford.

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. 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. 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 is available but 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.

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.

Halloween Parade & Party The Downtown Seaford Association will present its Halloween Parade & Party on Wednesday, Oct. 28. Parade line-up is at 6:15 p.m. at Cedar at High Street and step-off is at 7 p.m. The parade will proceed from High Street to North Pine Street to King Street to the Seaford Fire Hall. Participants must be in costume to enter the costume contest. There will be trophies for contest winners. The party will also include lots of goodies. 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.

Longaberger 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. There will be 20 games which will feature several Longaberger baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Longaberger large hamper with lid and Halloween cat basket. Attendees are encouraged to donate a gently used pair of prescription eyewear to support Lions Recycle For Sight. A special drawing will be held for everyone who donates eyewear. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, contact any Seaford Lions Club member, call 629-4179 or email KLHoch@msn.com.

Basket Bingo Basket Bingo will be held at the Nanticoke Senior Center in Seaford on Thursday, Nov. 5. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7. Prizes include Longaberger baskets, Vera Bradley bags and Thirty One bags. Raffles include a 30 decorated wreath, Longaberger basket, mystery and 50/50. There will also be a silent auction. For more information, call the Senior Center at 629-4939.

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.


Fall Craft show, yard sale The LYS Cheer Starz will host a fall craft show, yard sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rescheduled to Oct. 17, the craft show and yard sale will take place at the Laurel Farmers Market (The Block). Vendors are welcome. For information, call Marie Gordy 302-258-3467.

Life in Laurel returns The next 2015-2016 Life in Laurel meeting will be held on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Community Room at Laurel Public Library. The topic will be Laurel High School football coach George Schollenberger. Everyone is invited to attend. Anyone who has memorabilia related to Coach Schollenberger is welcome to bring it along for show and tell. Contact Adult Services Librarian, Gregg McCullough, at 875-3184 or gregg.mccullough@lib.de.us with questions.

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.

Trunk of Treats The Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, Rt. 13 and Dorothy Road, Laurel, is offering a safe place for kids with Trunk of Treats on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 4-5:30 p.m. Dress up in costumes. There will be free snacks, games, and fun. Call 875-7824 for more information.

Holiday Craft & Chicken Salad Sale The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary will hold its Annual Holiday Craft Sale & Chicken Salad Sale on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Laurel Fire Dept. Breakfast, lunch and chicken salad will be available for purchase. One table is $10 and each additional table is $5. Payment must be received by Nov. 1 to reserve your spot. Vendors may set up on Friday, Nov. 13 from 6-8 p.m. and/or Saturday, Nov. 14 from 8-9 a.m. All items must be removed by 3 p.m. on the day of the sale. For reservations and more info, contact Denise Steele at 228-4480 or denisedes1972@gmail.com. Space is limited. All proceeds benefit the LFD Auxiliary.

LHS Class of '75 Reunion Laurel High School Class of 1975 will celebrate their 40 year class reunion at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Laurel Fire Department banquet hall. Cost is $32 per person and includes dinner, fellowship and entertainment by a local deejay. For more information, contact Brenda Dulis Rubino at 875-0801, Jennifer Foskey Schweitzer at 875-3878 or Debbie Robinson Calloway at 875-4160. We need help locating the following classmates: Gloria Banks Hill, Esther Butler Williams, Dana Caudill, Debra Correll, Darlene DuPont Carr, Robert Gillespie, Vance Hall, Elwood Horsey, Richard Iriarte, Derek Johnson, Elton Joyner, Karen Kellam Johnson, Karl Kellam, Mike Kindt, Ernest LeCates, Mike Maddox, Robert Oney, George Pete Parker, James Parsons, Lester Reed, Alan Smiley, William Snead, Theresa Sorrow, Timothy Stewart, Laura Tanyer Burk, Laura Weaver, Karl Brittingham, Scott Dennis, Frances Gallagher, Darlene Sisk Carter, Mike Elliott, Sharon Cooper Bailey and Denny Murray. Contact one of the individuals above if you have information for any of these classmates.


Spaghetti Dinner The Bi-State Ruritans will sponsor an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 3-6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, at Melson Church Community Hall, Melson Road and Melson Church Road, east of Delmar. Cost is $10 per person for spaghetti, salad, bread, iced tea and coffee. Desserts will be available for a nominal fee. A Chinese Auction will be held. Tickets are available from any Bi-State Ruritan member or at the door.


Kids Art Club Come be a part of the new Rock, Paper, Scissors Art Club at the Bethel Museum located at 312 First St., Bethel. Create a fall craft and enjoy treats at the first meeting on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $10 per person. Call Jill Long at 875-5965 to learn more and reserve your spot.


Football Boosters Quarter Auction The Woodbridge Football Boosters will host a Quarter Auction on Saturday, Oct. 17 at Woodbridge High School. Doors open at 5 p.m., auction starts at 6. First paddle is $5, each additional is $3. Event will include refreshments, 50/50 raffle, and vendor tables.

Events at the Senior Center Friday, Oct. 16 - 9:30 a.m. - Leave for Spencer's Sale shopping, lunch at sale and visit Bylers Monday, Oct. 19 - PNC, PO; 10 a.m.-noon - White Elephant Bingo; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Walmart Tuesday, Oct. 20 - 10 a.m. - noon - Chronic Disease presentation by Sabrina Taylor; Noon - Lunch Wednesday, Oct. 21 - 10 a.m. - Bible Study; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Chair Exercise Thursday, Oct. 22 - 10 a.m. - Bowling; Noon - Lunch; 1:15 p.m. - Walgreens Friday, Oct. 23 - Visit Georgetown CHEER for lunch and bingo; 1 p.m. - Dollar Tree, Georgetown Monday, Oct. 26 - PNC, PO; 10 a.m.-noon - Grocery Bingo; 1 p.m. - Food Lion Tuesday, Oct. 27 - 10 a.m.-noon - Chronic Disease presentation by Sabrina Taylor; Noon - Lunch Wednesday, Oct. 28 -10 a.m. - Bible Study; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Roses, Seaford Thursday, Oct. 29 - 10 a.m. - Bowling; Noon - Lunch; 1:15 p.m. - Walgreens Friday, Oct. 30 - 10 a.m. - noon - Fun, games, prizes; Noon - Lunch

Annual Fall Dinner Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary will host its Annual Fall Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 1 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Bridgeville Fire Hall. The menu includes chicken & dumplings, chicken salad & all the trimmings and dessert. No take-outs. Cost is $12 per adult, $7 for children under 12 and free for children under 5.

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.


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.

Art Classes for Kids On Monday, Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m., children will have a chance to make pictures featuring a favorite pet, whether it be imaginary or real during Art Classes for Kids at the Greenwood Public Library. Use paint, markers and more to create a version of a kid's best friend. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call the library at 349-5309 or visit online at www.greenwood.lib.de.us.

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.

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.


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.


Annual Writers Conference Vine & Vessels Christian Writers' Fellowship will host its 7th Annual Connecting Pen To Purpose Writers Conference on Saturday, Oct. 17 at Crossroad Community Church near Georgetown from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Conference includes two workshops, a continental breakfast, lunch and giveaways. Cost is $20 for youth (ages 10-18), $50 for adults (19-61) and $35 for seniors (62+) Registration and payment may be processed online at www.vineandvessels.. Attendees may also register on site. For more information, contact conference directors Betty Jarman at 448-5939 or Joyce Sessoms at 382-9904.

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.


Quarter Auction to benefit KSI Friends of KSI (Kent Sussex Industries) will hold their 3rd KSI Quarter Auction to benefit KSI on Friday, Oct. 16. Doors open at 5:30 and games begin at 7 at the Milford Elks Lodge, 18951 Elks Lodge Rd. The following vendors have donated items: Steeped Tea with Rachel, Partylite by Laurie, Crochet By Cathy, Pampered Chef by Michelle, Origami Owl by Chris, Jamberry by Vikki, The Jewelry Lady, 31 by Audra and more. Arrive early to purchase your paddles and view auction items. First paddle is $5 and additional paddles are $2 each. Light refreshments and beverages will be available for purchase. Door prizes will be given throughout the evening and you will also have a chance to buy tickets for raffle items and 50/50 tickets. Please bring your own quarters. For more information about the quarter auction, contact Angela Spishock, chair of the Friends of KSI Quarter Auction, at magneticfashion4you@aol.com or 302-222-0754.

Blackbird Creek Fall Festival Autumn's vibrant foliage, the pristine waters and lush landscape of Blackbird Creek Reserve will be showcased 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, at the 8th annual Blackbird Creek Fall Festival. The festival will be held, rain or shine, at the Blackbird Creek Reserve - 801 Blackbird Landing Rd., near Townsend. The festival will feature traditional crafts and demonstrations by a blacksmith, hands-on learning, music and kids' activities including crafts, free face painting and colonial-era games. Visitors are invited to browse the works of artisans and exhibitors, enjoy hay rides, a guided hike on the reserve by a Delaware State Forester and check out Native American demonstrations. Local food vendors will provide a variety of food and snacks for purchase. For more information, contact Maggie Pletta, Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve, 302-739-6377, or visit de.gov/blackbirdfestival.

Fried Chicken Buffet Bethany Community Church Fried Chicken Buffet will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 2-6 p.m., at the Gumboro Community Center. Children up to age 5 are free, ages 6-12 are $6 and ages 13 and up are $12. The menu includes fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, beans and corn, greens, cole slaw, rolls, drinks and dessert. Bake and craft tables. Carry-outs available.

Wine and Beer Festival The Sixth Annual Delaware Wine and Beer Festival will be held in Dover at the Delaware Agricultural Museum on Saturday, Oct. 17 from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets may be purchased the day of the festival at the gate. For more information, visit www.DelawareWineandBeerFestival.com or call 302-734-4888.

Covered Dish Supper Sussex Pomona Grange #3 is hosting a covered dish supper at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, at Henlopen Grange #20, Savannah Road, Lewes. Election of officers will take place during the business meeting at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Barbara Wright, secretary, at 629-7251.


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.

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. Travelers who reserve their space before Nov. 24, will save $300. Call the Encore Program at Delaware Tech at 259-6342.


'Not on My Coast' program Sussex Progressive Community will host a dinner meeting at Fish On restaurant in The Villages of Five Points at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18. The Assateaque Coastal Trust (ACT) will discuss Not on My Coast, a campaign to stop testing and drilling in the Atlantic. Reservations required. Contact Joanne Cabry at 302-226-5019 or sussexprogressives@gmail.com. The Sussex Progressive Community is a non-partisan group that gives people interested in an issue the opportunity to meet, learn and act if they so choose.

NARFE meeting NARFE National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Western Sussex Chapter 1992 will meet at noon on Monday, Oct. 19, Pizza King, Seaford. Virginia Cately from the Sussex County Genealogical Society will speak on an early Delaware historical event. Current federal employees, retirees or spouses - if you are concerned about your future benefits, join NARFE, the only organization that is concerned about you and your federal benefits. For more information, call Les Martens, membership chair, at 629-9789.

Widowed Persons meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. Planned guest speaker is Joan Neal of Nanticoke Young Life. 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.

Republican Women's Club The Seaford Republican Women's Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, at Pizza King in Seaford. Lunch will be ordered from the menu. Speaker will be Paula Manolakos, president of the Delaware Federation of Republican Women. Everyone is invited.

Hub Club meets in Harrington The Harrington-Greenwood-Felton Centennial Rotary (Hub Club) meets every Wednesday at Rudy's Family Restaurant, U.S. 13, Harrington. On the first, second, fourth and fifth Wednesday, the meeting is from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. The third Wednesday features a public Meet & Greet event from 6-7 p.m.; everyone is invited and light hors d'oeuvres are provided. For more information, contact Gwen at 302-331-6105 or gscottjones@desu.edu.

Toastmasters Club Southern Delaware Toastmasters Club meets at the Crossroad Community Church, Georgetown, on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. Toastmasters International, an educational, leadership and communication organization, has existed since 1924.

Stamp Club meets monthly The Sussex County Stamp Club meets the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. John's Hall, The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 307 Federal St., Milton. Anyone with an interest in stamp collecting is invited to join. There is a stamp auction every meeting.

9-12 Group Meetings for the 9-12 Group take place on the second Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Millsboro Fire Hall (behind the fire house). The 9-12 meetings are about local, state and national politics. For more information, visit www.912DelawarePatriots.com.

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.

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.

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.

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, Nov. 4. Lunch is available. New members are always welcome. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.

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.

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.

Book Discussion Group AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Notable Books Dis- cussion 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.

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). If you have any questions, call Sherry Norman, 519-8519. 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.