St. John's House Tour schedule
St. John's House Tour will be Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with 10 homes open. Tickets are available from circle leaders and committee members. The cost is $10. As usual, Jeanette Davis and her committee will serve a chicken salad luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost will be $6 including dessert and beverage. The House Tour Boutique, with Janet Hackett as chairman, will also be in Fellowship Hall. Doors will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members of St. John's are encouraged to donate crafts, used items in excellent condition, baked goods, plants, white elephants, etc. At the same time there will be an addition this year – a silent auction featuring quality items. Two quilts have already been donated. Jean Dunham and Nancy Brown are chairladies of the silent auction.
Seaford Kiwanis Auction
The Kiwanis Club of Seaford will be holding its 52nd annual Auction on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Seaford Middle School. More than 400 businesses contribute to this event. Items include furniture and cars. Other big-ticket items on consignment are auctioned. Preview is at 9 a.m. Auction starts at 9:30 a.m. Free admission. Refreshments available.
Agriculture Farm Safety Day
The First State Antique Tractor Club will host a farm safety day for children ages 7-13 on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the annual show. This event will take place at the Yoder Farms in Greenwood, beginning at 9 a.m. until noon. A t-shirt, bag of safety items and lunch will be free for all children who choose to attend. You may register at the event. All youth are invited to join the program for hands on opportunities to learn about firearm, fire, electric, tractor and other safety topics. In addition, all children can participate in a special identification program through the Sussex County Sheriff's Department. Do not miss this safety camp. Parents are encouraged to attend with the children. This event is sponsored by the National Progressive Agriculture Foundation and its many national sponsors as well as the Delaware and Maryland Cooperative Extension and the members of the First State Antique Tractor Club. First State Antique Tractor Club 6th Annual Show, Friday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Flea Market - Tractor Games - Auctions. Good food both days. Free admission and free parking. Yoder Farms, Greenwood. For information call 302-875-3040. First State Antique Tractor Club 6th Annual Show, Friday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Flea Market - Tractor Games - Auctions. Good food both days. Free admission and free parking. Yoder Farms, Greenwood. For information call 302-875-3040.
Evening for Dinner & Jazz
An Evening for Dinner & Jazz, Gerald Veasley and His Band in concert, Saturday, Oct. 14, at 8:30 p.m., with special guest Kim Waters, Delaware Technical & Community College, Rt. 18, Georgetown. Tickets $48, call 1-800-296-8742. Proceeds benefit Owens Campus students. Enjoy themed four-course dinner before concert at Lighthouse Cove dining room on campus for $32, all inclusive. Call 856-5400, ext. 2180.
Seaford Presbyterian Yard Sale
The Seaford Presbyterian Church will hold a Yard Sale on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 8 a.m. until noon in their parking lot (rain date will be Oct. 14). The church is located on Rt. 13A north, next to the Army Reserve Center. Featured will be church china, household items and some furniture. Hot dogs and drinks will also be available.
Boy Scout Troop 381 Yard Sale
Boy Scout Troop 381 is sponsoring a Yard Sale Event which will include a huge yard sale, a bake sale, and scrapple/egg sandwiches, hotdogs, and drinks.This is a fundraiser to support the troop's activities. Doors will be open, rain or shine, from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Woodland United Methodist Church's Fellowship Hall, located three miles west of Seaford on Woodland Ferry Road, across from Woodland Ferry. For details call 629-9161.
Texas Hold 'em Tournament
On Saturday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. (registration begins at 5:30 p.m.) at the Seaford VFW, 4961 Middleford Road, Seaford, a Texas Hold 'em Tournament will be held. Sponsored by the Seaford Lions Club, all proceeds benefit the Seaford Community. $100 Buy-In (2-$25 Re-Buys Available.) Payouts determined by the State of Delaware Rules and Regulations. For information call, 629-8685 or 629-4179.
SHS Homecoming parade
Come out and join us for the annual Homecoming Parade and football game, presented by Seaford High School, Friday, Oct. 13.
- Lineup is at 5:30 p.m. and the parade starts at 6:30 p.m.
- The football game begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.
- Classic floats, classic cars, clubs and organizations, homecoming court, fire and emergency vehicles and much more is all promised to be there.
- If you would like to join in the parade contact Ms. Laws at 629-4587 ext. 412.
- Come out and join us and show your Seaford pride.
15th Apple-Scrapple Festival
The 15th annual Bridgeville Apple-Scrapple Festival will be held on Oct. 13 and 14. Live entertainment hourly, scrapple carving contest, Lego contest, three craft show areas, health fair, carnival, kids games, huge Town and Country Car Show, antique tractor pull, including a kiddie tractor pull, pony rides, and trade show. Foods include: apple dumplings, apple pies, oyster sandwiches, pig roast, scrapple sandwiches, boardwalk fries, barbequed chicken, blooming onions, pit cheeseburgers, hot dogs, fish sandwiches, kettle corn, pizza, crab cake sandwiches, candies, cakes, and drinks of any kind. Enjoy live entertainment beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, including the "Gong Show" sponsored by Froggy 99; street dance on Friday night with the band, "Sticky Situation," and a street dance on Saturday night, featuring the famous "Mike Hines and the Look" band. Also new this year will be the Dynomite professional wrestling group located at the corner of Laws Street and Delaware Avenue. For more information call 337-7275 or 629-9582 or www.applescrapple.com.
Punkin Chunkin anniversary
The Punkin Chunkin Association is anticipating raising thousands of dollars for local and national charities during the 21st annual world championships scheduled for Nov. 3-5. The first day of competition will culminate with a Marshall Tucker Band concert. Opening for the Marshall Tucker Band will be country artist Danielle Peck. The Marshall Tucker Band is known for hits such as "Can't You See," "Fire on the Mountain" and "Heard it in a Love Song." Peck is a newcomer to the country music scene, making a name for herself with the song, "Findin' a Good Man." Concert tickets at $25 are available at Mugs & Stitches in Lewes, the Cape Gazette office in Nassau Commons, west of Lewes, by contacting Frank Shade at 854-5382, or at the Punkin Chunkin office at 684-8196. For more information visit the website www.punkinchunkin.com. This is the last year the event will be in Millsboro. The association contracted with Bridgeville officials and the Dale Wheatley family to use a nearly 1,000-acre farm site for future chunks, beginning in the fall of 2007.
Food VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe
VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 8-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund. All are welcome.
Hope Lodge Oyster sandwiches
Hope Lodge #4 located on 6th Street in Laurel will be selling oyster sandwiches, homemade ice cream and bakery items at their lodge hall on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Lions Club benefit buffet
The second Salisbury Metro Lions Club Benefit Buffet at Brew River, East Main Street, Salisbury. Steamship round roast beef, oysters - fried, raw, steamed and Casino and sides; with entertainment and silent auction, on Thursday, Oct. 5, 5 to 9 p.m.Tickets are $25 at the door or in advance. For advance tickets, call 410-219-5476 or 410-651-4998. All proceeds go directly to charitable sight, hearing and youth projects of the Salisbury Metro Lions Club.
Centenary UMC Dinner
Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, will host an all-you-can eat chicken/dumpling dinner on Saturday, Oct. 7, 4-7 p.m. Adults $8, children $4 (under six years of age are free). The dinner is sponsored by the United Methodist Women.
Fall festival features food
Saturday, Oct. 14, starting at 9 a.m., Church of God of Prophecy, Rt. 13 and Dorthy Road, Delmar, (3 miles north of Md/Del. state line), Fall Festival featuring oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, soft crabs, cheese steak subs, baked goods, soups, yard sale. For information call 875-7824.
GOLF Kent-Sussex Industries
KSI's 17th annual 3 Club Tournament has been re-scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 11. The excessive heat advisory in the first week of August prompted the re-scheduling of the tournament, normally held the first Wednesday in August. This is one of the most unique golf tournaments in Delaware. Not only are golfers limited to three clubs, but the highest scoring team is recognized among tournament winners with the first-, second-, and third-place low net and low gross. Golfers also take part in an unusual driving range contest sponsored by Delmarva Wholesale Bakery, "How Far Can You Drive A Carl Roll." For more information about SKI's 17th annual 3 Club Golf Tournament, or for a personal tour of KSI, call Alicia Hollis at 422-4014 ext. 3015.
'Raise the Roof' Golf Tournament
"Raise the Roof" Golf Tournament to benefit Shiloh House House of Hope, a residential program for hurting teens. Through Christ-centered education and counseling, teens find a hope and a future and both the teens and their families receive healing and restoration. The golf tournament will be Monday, Oct. 16, at The Rookery. Shotgun begins at 9 a.m. Teams of four can play for $375, single players for $100. Sponsor a hole, for $150. For more information on Shiloh House of Hope visit www.shilohhouseofhope.org or to register for the golf tournament, call 629-5331.
Seaford High School Alumni
The SHS Alumni meeting will be held at the Seaford Museum Thursday, Oct 5, at 7 p.m. It was originally to be held at the WSB&G Club.
Dream Team's Planning Session
2007 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration Dream Team's Planning Session, starting Saturday, Oct. 7, from 1 to 3 p.m.at Pizza King in Seaford.
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. This month's meeting is Thursday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested in promoting safe boating and would like to work with men and women who do vessel inspections, safety patrols and teach public safety courses, are welcome to join the Flotilla. Boat ownership is not required. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 or Jim Mullican at 732-1163.
Delaware Equine Council
Delaware Equine Council will meet Oct. 16, at 7 p.m., at the AmericInn in Harrington, for a short business meeting followed by speaker, Delaware Dept. of Agriculture's Michael Scuse. All are welcome that have an interest in horses. For more information call Nyle 422-4094.
AARP Chapter 1084
AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 meeting Thursday, Oct. 12, at Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall, Seaford, at 1:30 p.m. Guest speakers, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper and law professor, Jan. C. Ting. Main topics - Immigration and TAx Laws. Seaford Area includes all of western Sussex County. Guest are welcome. Refreshments served. For information call Helen Skjoldager, 875-5086.
Meet the Candidates
Meet the Candidates, sponsored by the Seaford Republican Women's Club, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m. in the Seaford Central Elementary School Auditorium. For details call Anne Nesbitt, 628-7788.
Weight loss support group
A weight loss support group, The TOPS DE 19 club meets every Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. We meet on the ground floor at the Methodist Manor House. Come join us. For more information call 629-7355.
Marine Corps League
The Marine Corps League meets the first Thursday of each month, at 7:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin in Seaford. This month will be Oct. 5.
The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 12:15 p.m., at the Golden Corral. The planned guest speaker will be Linda Mariner. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come join us – we all enjoy the trips, lunches, dinners, etc. that we do.
Rotary Club membership mixer
Harrington-Greenwood-Felton Rotary Club will host a membership mixer on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at Bennie's Junction Restaurant, Harrington, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The club invites potential members, to attend and enjoy free hors d'oeuvres and beverages while learning what Rotary is all about. Rotary is the world's first service club, founded in Chicago, Ill. in 1905. The club has found a niche helping children and has distributed more than 100 schoolbags and supplies to area schools. For more information, call Bunnie Williams at 629-5500.
SHS Alumni Association
The Seaford High School Alumni Association will have a meeting on Thursday, Oct. 5, beginning at 7 p.m., at the Seaford Boys & Girls Club. All interested alumni are invited to attend. Call Donna Angell at 629-8077 for additional information.
Acorn Club of Seaford
The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford will hold a business meeting at the Seaford Library at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 12. The hostess will be Sandy Orbison and her committee.
The Georgetown Public Library presents an Energy Conservation Program with Joe Green of the Delaware Electric Co-op on Oct. 17, at 2 p.m. in the Library Conference Room. For details call 856-7958.
Laurel Chamber Membership
You are invited to the General Membership meeting of the Laurel Chamber of Commerce at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at the Chamber of Commerce office on Poplar Street in Laurel. Guest speaker will be Col. McLeash of the Delaware State Police.
New TOPS Group Forms
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a non-profit weight loss support group, meets Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford. For more information, contact Jean Davis at 410-883-3407.
Laurel Class of 1976
To the Class of 1976, Laurel High School classmates, there will be a reunion on October 20 and 21. October 20 is dinner and dancing at 59 Lake, Rehoboth Beach. Contact Lisa for more information and reservations at 302-462-0818. On Oct. 21, a dinner and dance to be held at the Laurel American Legion at 6:30 p.m. to midnight. Dinner and dance are at no cost to classmates. Cash bar. The Class of '76 is searching for classmates: Diana Calhoun, Kenny Carroll, Belinda Hill Carmean, Ida Mae Horsey, Robert Ryan, Rickey Smart, George Sorrow, Jeff Walters and Paul Joyner. If you know how we can contact these missing classmates call Ellen at 846-0636 or Carol at 846-9726.Also call for reservations.
Woodbridge Class of '96
Woodbridge Class of '96 is having its 10 year class reunion on Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Lighthouse Restaurant at Fisherman's Wharf in Lewes. Contact Mandy Passwaters Forbes at 919-361-1452, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and we're looking forward to seeing everyone from '96.
The 43rd Baker Family Reunion will be Sunday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m., at Asbury Community Hall, 26161 Asbury Road, off of Rt. 9 (between Laurel and Georgetown), with entertainment by "The Jones Boys." Descendants of John Slathel Baker and Nancy Esham Baker and guests are invited to attend. Dinner reservations at $10.95 each. Call 629-6815 for additional information.
Seaford Class of 1976
The Seaford Class of 1976 will hold its 30-year class reunion on Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Seaford Fire Hall from 6 p.m. until midnight. Light fare will be served, cash bar and music provided by Tranzfusion. For more information, contact David Smith at 410-749-5776 or Dee (Christopher) Palmer at 302–629-9410. You can also go to our class website at www.seafordhigh1976.com.
Bridgeville Class of 1949
The Bridgeville Class of 1949 will hold a class reunion on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006, at the Sailloft Restaurant on Rt. 113, north of Milford. We are searching for classmates, Jean Tucker McQuaide and Stanley Dickerson. If you know how we can contact them, call Tom at 337-7494.
Radio City Music Hall
The Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation will take its annual trip to a Radio City Music Hall Christmas show on Dec. 3. The cost is $115 and the departure time from the back parking lot of Seaford High School is 7 a.m. Call 629-6809 for more information.
Delmar Alumni Association
The Delmar Alumni Association is sponsoring a bus trip on Nov. 10, 11 and 12, to Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, W.Va. This is a pre-holiday retreat. Attractions include the Festival of Lights, Festival of Trees, Christmas at the Mansion, Train Exhibit and lots of time for shopping and relaxing in the pool, etc. The cost is $310, which includes two nights lodging, one holiday dinner buffet, two mountaineers breakfast buffets and tours. For further information call Jo at 846-0698.
Seaford Historical Society announces that the boutique at the Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion is back. After an absence of several years Shirley Skinner, chairperson of the society gift shop committee, announces the return of this specialty. All members are asked to donate one item, large or small. Items may be placed in the gray box on the front porch of the Ross Mansion at any time before Dec. 1. For details call Skinner at 629-9378.
Christmas Show Trip
Laurel Senior Center Christmas Show trip, Dutch Apple Theater, Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 20. Cost $63, includes transportation, luncheon and show. Shopping after the show if time permits. Call 875-2536 to reserve a seat with deposit.
The Women's Holiday Mart
The Women's Holiday Mart will be held in the Exhibit Hall at the Delaware State Fairgrounds on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Features holiday shopping, demonstrations and activities for kids. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Harrington Business & Professional Women. For information, call Dawn Elliott at 302-398-8544, email email@example.com, or visit the website at bpwharrington.org.
Babies & Toddlers Stay and Play
Parents and children from birth to age four are invited to play together, listen to a story, learn new songs and finger plays, and network with other families. Free. Now thru-May 2007. Closed on school holidays. No registration required. Call Anna Scovel at 856-5239 for more information.Seaford Parks & Recreation (SDPR), 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon.
History of 19th Century Laurel
Have you gotten your copy of this most informative book on early Laurel? The book would make a wonderful and valued gift for the holidays. The 430+ page book is a reprint written by the late Harold Hancock in the 1980s and is selling for $45 or it can be mailed for an additional $5. To obtain a copy contact any board member or call Linda Justice at 875-4217.
Shiloh House of Hope Raffle
Raffle tickets for a Royal Carribbean cruise to benefit the Shiloh House of Hope, a residential program for teens. Tickets are $10 or three for $25. Phone 629-5331 or email shilohhouseofhope@ msn.com. The drawing will be October 16.
Return Day right around the corner
Return Day 2006 is coming up Thursday, Nov. 9. and the Sussex County Return Day Committee has a new website up and running where you can get up-to-date information about events and schedules on Return Day as well as the Wednesday night Ox Roast activities. Applications are being accepted for parade entrants and vendors. The application forms are available on the website at www.returnday.org, by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 855-0722.
Stories of Old-Time Laurel
The Laurel Historical Society's Kendal Jones will be presenting a three-part slide show on "Places, Faces and Stories of Old-Time Laurel" at the Laurel Public Library in the new community meeting room. This meeting is open to the public. Members are encouraged to invite a non-member to join them for this interesting presentation. Dates are Wednesday, Oct. 25, and Wednesday, Nov. 29. All programs will start at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be offered.
Harley-Davidson of Ocean City has weekly dinner rides Wednesdays at 6 p.m. open to all riders and their passengers and to all brands of motorcycles. For more information, contact Harley-Davidson of Ocean City at 410-629-1599 or hdoceancit@ aol.com. Arrive 15 minutes early with a full tank.
H.A.P.P.E.N. discusses dam repairs
The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearns Pond Association for its Protection, Preservation, Enhancement and Naturalization met on Sept. 28 to discus how to bring together the appropriate state agencies and personnel to begin work to repair Hearns Pond Dam and bring it up to meet new state standards. Since June of this year, when rains caused severe flooding in the Seaford area, the pond remains partially empty and no repairs have yet been made to the dam or to the areas surrounding it. H.A.P.P.E.N will meet again in October to continue its work.
A Genealogy Program will be presented by the Bridgeville Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. It will be held at St. Mary's Episcopal Church Hall. Guest Speaker Shirley A. Herndon will have a discussion on Alternative Census. Ms. Herndon is a native of Bridgeville. She is known as a professional genealogist, and was educated at Salisbury State University earning her masters in education. Ms. Herndon is also an adjunct professor, and teaches art history at Wesley College, in Dover. She has taught Genealogy at Del Tech in Georgetown along with holding workshops there. On her free time she has volunteered at Delaware Public Archives in Dover for more than 10 years, and is currently working on a data base for the Governor's papers. Other work has included transcribing original documents and journals, which were later put on data bases for use by works at the archives.
Read Aloud training
Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 1 p.m., in the Seaford Public Library, 402 North Porter St., Seaford. Call 856-2527 to sign up for training or for further information. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.
Vintage Aircraft & Antique Car Show
The Third annual Wings & Wheels Fly-In and Car Show will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Sussex County Airport near Georgetown. The daylong event will feature antique cars and vintage aircraft, including the P-51 Mustang, P-40 Warhawk, and the B-25J Mitchell Bomber, among others. Airplane rides will be available and there will be flying formation demonstrations, as well as a judged car show. Admission to the event is free, but donations are welcomed and will benefit the Delaware Aviation Museum. In case of rain, the event will be held Sunday, Oct. 15. For more information, call 855-2355.
Wednesday night dinner ride
The people have spoken, and the Wednesday night dinner ride continues. The summertime staple has continued into the fall and on Wednesday at 6 p.m., hearty motorcyclists will leave from Harley-Davidson of Ocean City to a Delmarva restaurant for good food with good friends. All riders are welcome on all brands of motorcycles (including 4-wheel bikes) to join the dinner ride and the ride portion could be 30 to 45 minutes long. The dinner ride this week will travel to Vinny's LaRoma Restaurant in the heart of Salisbury. Next week the ride will end in Powellville at the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Last week more than 30 riders enjoyed a tour of Worcester County and a stop at Micky Fins Bar & Restaurant, a major sponsor of Delmarva Bike Week¨. For more information, contact Harley-Davidson of Ocean City at 410-629-1599 or email@example.com.
Seaford Halloween Parade
Children of all ages are welcome to walk in the Annual Seaford Halloween Parade. All dressed in costume may walk the parade route. The Seaford High School Band will participate. After the Parade, there will be a costume contest, prizes, and refreshments. The Parade date is Wednesday, October 25, Line-up is at 6:15 p.m. and step-off is at 7 p.m. The Parade starts in Dr. Wolfgang's office parking lot on Cedar Street. The Parade route is down High Street, to N. Arch Street to King Street to Seaford Fire Hall. The costume contest will be at the Seaford Fire Hall.
Harley-Davidson Toy Run
There is a new twist to the Seaford-Blades Charities Toy Run sponsored by Harley-Davidson of Ocean City (HDOC) and Harley-Davidson of Seaford. The date is set for October 22 and the ride will leave from HDOC and finish at HD Seaford, but the twist is that it will not be a normal ride - it will be a scavenger hunt. "We'll still do registration at HDOC and the cost will be $10 or a new, unwrapped toy per person (not per bike) and at the end of the run at HDS there will be refreshments," states Bruce Bennett. "It's along the way that things will be more interesting." Bennett adds, "If you are tied up that day and can't attend, stop by Harley-Davidson of Ocean City or Seaford before hand and make a donation to the Seaford-Blades Charities toy fund."