Community classes, meetings, entertainment events, trips and more for the week of Sept. 30 through Oct. 7.


Wednesday, Sept. 30
A green summit will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. at Dover Police Department, 400 S. Queen St., Dover. The meeting will be a discussion with the library’s architects, Holzman, Moss Architecture LLP, about the options for alternative and sustainable energy in the new Dover Public Library. For more information, call Margie Cyr at 736-7032.

A covered dish dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Harvest Years Senior Center, 30 South St., Camden. The featured dish will be honey-baked ham and all attendees are asked to bring a covered dish. For more information, call Tom or Olivia at 698-4285.

Limit and no-limit cash card games, sponsored by Delaware Veterans Post No. 2, will begin at 7 p.m. at Premier Poker Room, 1055 Walker Road, Hamlet Shopping Center, Dover. For more information, call Linda at 222-7559.

Thursday, Oct. 1
Altered Minds Tour, featuring Lecrae, Mikeschair, After Edmund and Tedashii, will be performed at 7 p.m. at Calavary Wesleyan, 240 Delaware Ave., Harrington. For more information, visit www.reachrecords.com/alteredminds

Ballroom dance lessons will be offered from 7 to 9 p.m. at Harvest Years Senior Center, 30 South St., Camden. The cost is $5 per an hour and participants can pay at the door. Rumba, cha cha, waltz, foxtrot, and wedding dance steps will be covered during the evening. For more information, call Jack Nuttall 698-0556.
 
Bookshelf discussions will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Kent County Public Library, 2319 S. DuPont Highway, Dover. Bookshelf discussions for adults are held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of every month at Kent County Public Library. Adam Roll and Sarah Ferguson run the book group that reads and discusses a variety of top selling books for adults. Books being discussed should be read before the program. For information on which book will be discussed, call 531-0550. Future books will be selected and voted on by the group. Those interested can pick up a copy of the book at the circulation desk. For more information or to register, call 698-6440.

Capital City Rotary Club will meet at noon at Sheraton Dover Hotel, 1570 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, for it’s regularly scheduled meeting. For more information, call 734-0898 or visit www.cdcc.net/index.cfm?fuseaction=calendar.viewdetail&eventid=486.

Limit and no-limit cash card games, sponsored by Homeless Cat Helpers Inc., will begin at 7 p.m. at Premier Poker Room, 1055 Walker Road, Hamlet Shopping Center, Dover. For more information, call Linda at 222-7559.

Pre-school Story Time will be held at 10 a.m. at Kent County Public Library, 2319 S. DuPont Highway, Dover. Preschoolers are invited to join us for a time of laughter and fun. Granny Franny will visit the library on the first and third Thursdays of every month with her dulcimer, stories, crafts and treats.  Other programs are hosted by Miss Hilary and may include a variety of performers. For more information or to register, call 698-6440 or visit www.co.kent.de.us.

The Southern Delaware Chapter of the Delaware Sierra Club will host a program at 6 p.m. at TGI Friday’s on the corner of South DuPont Highway and Loockerman Street, Dover. The featured speaker is Phil Shuman and the subject is turtles.

Writer’s Critique Group will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kent County Public Library, 2319 S. DuPont Highway, Dover. This is an extension of the Writer’s Support Group. Writers have the opportunity to learn through critiquing another member’s work or by having their own work critiqued. This program is free. For more information or to register, call 698-6440 or visit www.co.kent.de.us.

Writer’s Support Group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. every Thursday. Writers are given the opportunity to lean through critiquing another member’s work, or by having their own work critiqued. For more information, visit www.co.kent.de.us

Friday, Oct. 2
Homecoming Panther Fest will be held from 2:30 to 6 p.m. at Polytech High School, 823 Walnut Shade Road, Woodside. There will be games, food, face painting, music, moon bounce, a raffle and prizes. Admission will be $3, which will include six tickets. Each additional ticket will cost 50 cents. The proceeds will benefit Polytech Business Professionals of America and DECA student organizations.

A Texas hold’em poker tournament, sponsored by the Harrington Fire Co., will be held at7 p.m. at Premier Poker Room, 1055 Walker Road, Hamlet Shopping Center, Dover. Doors will open a half hour early for pre-registration. Up to $2,000 for first place and up to $8,000 in total prizes will be awarded. Payouts based on participation. Entry fee is $100 for a $5,000 chip value. Two rebuys are allowed at $25 each for a $1,500 chip value each. For more information or to pre-register, call Ed at 670-0401 or Joyce at 222-1049.

Saturday, Oct. 3
“Speaks the Nightbird” by Robert R. McCammon will be presented fro, 10 a.m. to noon at Dover Public Library, 45 S. State St., Dover. The lecture, part of the Dover Public Library and Old State House “The Colonial Life” discussion series, will be a recreation of a colonial witch trial. For more information, call 736-7032.

Bats in the Attic will be at 1 p.m. at Killens Pond State Park, 5025 Killens Pond Road, Felton. The weather is changing and the bats are looking for a warm place to roost. Learn why bats are so important to our environment, and make a bat craft to take home. Meet at the Sports Complex Pavilion. For more information or to register, call the Park Office at 284-4526 or the Nature Center at 284-4299.

A benefit crab feast will be held at the David C. Harrison American Legion from 1 to 5 p.m., 107 W. Glenwood Ave., Smyrna. The menu includes all-you-can-eat crabs, corn on the cob, hot dogs and draft beer (while supplies last). A cash bar will be available. The event is sponsored by friends of Val Mahlbacher and Betty Porter. Tickets are available in the clubroom. For more information, call 302-653-9352.

Biggs Kids will meet at 2 p.m. to make maracas to celebrate Hispanic heritage and the “Fusion” exhibition at the museum. Maracas are popular percussion instrument used in many Latin American countries. Kids ages 5 to 10 are welcome to join. The Biggs Museum of American Art is at located at 406 Federal St., Dover. Admission is free, but parents should register their children. For more information, visit ww.biggsmuseum.org or call 674-2111.

The Road Aces Car Club’s last monthly cruise night of 2009 will be from 5 to 9 p.m. at SportZone Restaurant and Sport Club, 235 Stadium St., Gateway North Shopping Center, Smyrna. Trophy awarded to the SportZone’s Pick of the Night. Cruise night participants have received an entry each time they attended one of the 2009 cruise nights for a chance to win a $500 gift certificate, which will be awarded at this event. Music will be provided by Express Entertainment’s Tom Sullivan and 50/50 tickets will be on sale. No burnouts, alcohol or speed exhibition allowed. For more information, visit www.roadaces.net, email roadaces@comcast.net, or call Bruce or Patty at 653-8214, Dave at 736-9916 or Joe at 670-1996.

Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society will meet at 2 p.m. at the Delaware Public Archives, 121 Duke of York St., Dover. Guest speaker will be Priscilla Lowell, a retired reporter with newspapers in the Arlington (Virginia) and Washington, D.C., area. She will be talking about some of her experiences with interviewing and providing ways with which to conduct interviews to enhance genealogy research and family history.

The Hartly Annual Shrimp Feast will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Hartly Fire Company. There will be all-you-can-eat shrimp, burgers and hot dogs. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for kids ages 6 to 12. For tickets, call Greg 943-0407, Rod 492-8599 or Jim 492-3391. For more information,  visit http://www.hartlyfire.com

“Most Proper for Militia: A Delaware Revolutionary War Drill Manual” will be at 10:30 a.m. at the Delaware Public Archives, 141 Duke of York St. Charles Fithian will discuss John Dickinson’s efforts to develop a militia manual for the state. Copies of the manual and reproductions of military equipment will be on display. Admission is free.

Pumpkins Galore will be at 10 a.m. at Killens Pond State Park, 5025 Killens Pond Road, Felton. Enjoy the fun of harvest hayrides, pumpkin carving and face painting. All activities will take place in the Sports Complex Area. Cost is $6 per person and includes a pumpkin to carve. For more information, or to register, call the Park Office at 284-4526 or the Nature Center at 284-4299.

The annual Special Olympics Delaware Truck Convoy, sponsored by Wal-Mart and FedEx, will begin at 10:30 a.m. with registration from 7:30 to 10 a.m. The Truck Convoy starts and ends at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington and will include a parade through downtown Harrington and post-event celebration. The event benefits Special Olympics Delaware, an organization devoted to sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The entry fee is $100 per truck to enjoy a 25-mile, police-escorted drive through scenic southern Delaware. Last year, nearly 100 trucks participated. For more information, call Special Olympics Delaware at 302-831-GOLD or visit www.sode.org.

Witney’s Lights Walk to End Domestic Violence, fundraising walk/5K run, will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at Silver Lake Park. To register or to donate, visit www.witneyslights.com/WalktoEndDomesticViolence.html.

Limit and no-limit cash card games, sponsored by the Police Unity Tour Inc., will begin at 7 p.m. at Premier Poker Room, 1055 Walker Road, Hamlet Shopping Center, Dover. For more information, call Linda 302-222-7559.

The Marydel Fire Co. will host its Fire Prevention Program from noon to 3 p.m. at the firehouse, 110 Firehouse Lane, Marydel. Food and free fire detectors will be available.

“The British Invade the Capital” car and motorbike show, sponsored by the British Car Club of Dover, will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Legislative Mall, Dover. T-shirts and dash plaques are complimentary with a $15 registration of a vehicle. The event is open to the public and admission is free. For more information, call Don or Sue Henderson at 284-4672 or 331-6027, or email suehen@wildblue.net.

Sunday, Oct. 4
The 23rd Annual AIDS Walk Delaware will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at Silver Lake Rec. Area, Washington St., Dover. To register, visit www.aidswalkdelaware.org. Registration on the day of the AIDS Walk begins at 1 p.m. and step-off is at 2 p.m. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a leash at all times. For more information, call 302-652-6776.

The Fourth Annual Dover CROP Hunger Walk will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Legislative Mall And the Green, 406 Federal St., Dover. Last year more than 200 people joined in this 3-mile walk through Dover and raised more than $12,000 in the fight to overcome poverty and hunger. For more information call 242-0389 or visit www.cropwalk.org.

The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., Alpha Pi Chapter of Dover will host its 60th Anniversary celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Harvest House at Whatcoat, 341 Saulsbury Road, Dover. Phi Delta Kappa is a sorority for teachers and they will be honoring charter member, Dorothy George, long-time teacher in the Dover area. Rev. John Moore of Calvary Baptist Church will be the guest speaker. Tickets are  $30. For more information, call Clealyn Wilson at 242-1625 or Calmetta Brinkley at 674-8752.

Limit and no-limit cash card games, sponsored by the Brother Vincent Columbiettes, will begin at 2 p.m. at Premier Poker Room, 1055 Walker Road, Hamlet Shopping Center, Dover. For more information, call Linda 302-222-7559.

Monday, Oct. 5
“Killer at Large: Why Obesity is America’s Biggest Threat” will be presented at 6:30 p.m. at the Dover Public Library, 45 S. State St., Dover. The new documentary focuses on obesity in America: how it has become a huge issue, and potential threat, for everyone. See Chevy Chase, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Sen. Tom Harkin, and Shrek weigh in on this topic, along with U.S. schoolteachers, students, chefs, food researchers, and Brooke Bates, the 12-year-old Texan child who had liposuction surgery, and then gained the weight back. No shame, no guilt, just information everyone needs to hear. Discussion afterward. Seating is limited. For more information, call Patty Hartmannsgruber at 736-7079.

The Kent County Library will host a fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse in Camden. To obtain a donation coupon, stop by the library. For more information, visit www.co.kent.de.us

Foodie Book Club meets at 2 p.m. the first Monday of every month at the Kent County Public Library, 2319 S. DuPont Highway, Dover. Join Cathy Michalski for a lively discussion of books all about food. For more information or to register, call 698-6440.

Movies After Dark is held at 7 p.m. the first Monday of every month at the Kent County Public Library, 2319 S. DuPont Highway, Dover. The library will be showing a variety of movies to audiences after the doors are locked. Call to find out which movie is playing. Space is limited, so registration is required. For more information or to register, call 698-6440.

Tuesday, Oct. 6
The R&R Singles Club of Delmarva will meet for dinner at 6 p.m. at Frazier’s Restaurant, Dover. The club is open to single adults over age 40 and is not a dating service, but a social club that sponsors three or four planned activities per month. For more information, call 678-2222 or email ramfromde@webtv.net.

The First State Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus rehearsals are open to the public. The next rehearsal will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Elizabeth W. Murphey School, 14 Kings Highway, Dover. For more information or to join the group, call 674-1227.

A book discussion on “Dario Fo: People’s Court Jester” will be held at 2 p.m. at Dover Public Library, 45 S. State St., Dover. The Dover Public Library and the Biggs Museum of American Art are co-sponsoring the discussion. For more information, call Wanda Nesbit at 760-4911. If you would like to participate and need disability-related accommodations, call the library at 736-7030.

Limit and no-limit cash card games, sponsored by the Loyal Order of Moose, Harrington Lodge No. 534, will begin at 7 p.m. at Premier Poker Room, 1055 Walker Road, Hamlet Shopping Center, Dover. For more information, call Linda 222-7559.

Wednesday, Oct. 7
Book reviews with Peggy Dillner, director of the Education Resource Center at the University of Delaware, introduces parents, teachers, librarians and book lovers to newly published children’s books. At 4:30 p.m., Dillner will discuss “Celebrations” at the Kent County Public Library, 2319 S. DuPont Highway, Dover.  For more information or to register, call 698-6440.

Limit and no-limit cash card games, sponsored by the Cape Henlopen Little League, will be held at 7 p.m. at Premier Poker Room, 1055 Walker Road, Hamlet Shopping Center, Dover. For more information, call Linda 222-7559.

An online scrapbooking class will begin at 8 p.m. at John W. Pitts Center, Schutte Park, Dover. The class will be taught by Heritage Maker consultant Jennifer Surdukowski. Participants will learn drag and drop interface, text tools and more. For more information, call 674-7541 or visit www.cityofdover.com.


TICKETS
The Kent Conservation District’s 12th Annual Barn Dance tickets now are on sale for $15 per person, $25 per couple or $110 for reserved tables for eight. The event will be from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday, Oct. 2, in the Dover Building at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington. Activities include a barbeque pork and chicken dinner, live and silent auctions, and music from Just Kidding Around Entertainment. All proceeds will go toward the Delaware Envirothon, a competitive, problem-solving, natural resource challenge for high school student. Tickets may be purchased at the Kent Conservation District, 800 Bay Road, Suite 2, Dover. For more information, call 741-2600, ext. 3.

The Halloween Dance at the Clayton Firehouse has tickets available for $15 a person or $25 a couple. The doors will open at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, and the dance will start at 9 p.m. People can purchase a bottomless mug at the cash bar for $10, and a light buffet will be served. There also will be a $100 and $50 prize for the two people with the best costumes. For tickets, call 382-6355 or 632-3445.

Longaberger Basket and Vera Bradley Bag Bingo tickets now are available for $20 or $25 at the door. The event is sponsored by the Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and will be held at the Magnolia Fire House on Friday, Oct. 9. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the event will feature 20 games with door prizes, and intermission with free snacks and drinks. To purchase tickets, call Deb Lawhead at 697-8893 or see any Magnolia Ladies Auxiliary member.

Newcomers Club of Dover luncheon reservations are due by Oct. 8, and the cost is $16. The luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 at Roma Restaurant, 2 President Drive, Route 113 South, Dover. The menu will include stuffed shells, garden house salad with chicken, Italian bread, garden salad, cheesecake, coffee, tea and iced tea. The program Delaware’s Boundaries will be presented by Michael Richards. Checks should be made payable to Newcomers Club of Dover and mailed to Gale Thornbury, 34 Whitby Lane, Camden, DE 19934. For more information, call 698-9080.

Children’s Theater of Dover and Kent County’s “Wizard of Oz” tickets now are on sale for $6. The show will run at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25 at Wells Theater, Slaybaugh Hall, Wesley College; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1 at the Schwartz Center for the Arts. AS of Oct. 9, tickets will be available at Actors’ Attic, Forney’s and Forney’s Too until the Friday before each performance. They also will be available at the door. Season tickets for the four shows are available for $20.For general ticket information, call Pam Johnson at 670-1966, and for season ticket information, call Diane Radnich at 678-3227.

TRIPS
A trip to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., will be from Monday, Nov. 2 to Sunday, Nov. 8, and is sponsored by the Modern Maturity Center. The cost is $699 per person, double occupancy, which includes motor coach transportation, six nights accommodations, six breakfasts, and five dinners including a dinner show. Shows include “Black Bear Jamboree,” “Magic Beyond Belief,” “The Miracle,” “The Comedy Barn,” “Exalt: The Concert,” and “The Blackwood Breakfast Variety Show. The trip also includes a tour of the Great Smokey Mountains and visit to Cherokee. Baggage handling, standard taxes and gratuities are included. For more information, call 734-1200, ext. 190, or email marketing@modern-maturity.org.

Eight-day Italy vacation will be from Thursday, Nov. 5 to Thursday, Nov. 12, and is sponsored by the Modern Maturity Center. The cost is $2,699 per person, double occupancy, which includes six nights at an Italian Villa, six breakfasts, three dinners, wine tasting, and guided tours of Pisa, Rome and Florence. For more information, call 734-1200, ext. 12, or email marketing@modern-maturity.org.

A nine-day trip to see the Oberammergau Passion Play will be from June 15 to 23, 2010. The cost of the trip is $3,096, which includes roundtrip airfare from New York City, deluxe motor coaches, Alpine accommodations, guided sightseeing to sites in Germany, Austria and Italy, breakfast and dinner daily, and tickets to the Passion Play. For more information, call the First Baptist Church at 674-1980.

REUNIONS
The Caesar Rodney High School Class of 1964 is holding its 45-year reunion Saturday, Oct. 3, at a location yet to be named. Members of other classes may attend. For more information, call Bob Sheranko at 410-326-3131 or Linda Gruwell at 672-9102.

The Caesar Rodney High School Class of 1975 is planning its 35-year class reunion for Oct. 9, 2010, and is seeking updated addresses from classmates. The CR classes of 1974 and 1976 also are invited to attend. If interested in helping plan the event or to submit contact information, call Debbie (Hoster) Cline at 335-3125 or email debbie.cline@co.kent.de.us.

The Lake Forest Class of 1979 is in the stages of planning its 30-year class reunion. Updated addresses from classmates are needed. For more information or to update contact information, call Connie Harrington Louder at 284-4567 or Donna Beebe Shoemaker at 284-2468 with your address, email address and phone number.

The Caesar Rodney High School Class of 1984 is planning its 25-year class reunion for 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Delaware Veterans Post No. 2. The evening will begin with cocktails, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The cost of tickets is $35 per person. For more information or ticket sales, call 335-1338, or email John Downs at john.downsjr@caesarrodney.k12.de.us or Christine Foster Dean at cdean1422@comcast.net.

The Caesar Rodney High School classes of 1974, 1975, and 1976 are planning a class reunion for Oct. 9, 2010, and seeking updated addresses from classmates. The next planning meeting is at 5 p.m. on Oct. 6 at McGlynn’s Pub in Dover for anyone interested in helping. For updated addresses, call Debbie (Hoster) Cline at 335-3125 or email debbie.cline@co.kent.de.us.

The Smyrna High School Class of 1989 is planning its 20-year for the school’s homecoming weekend, Oct. 16 to 18. If interested in helping plan the events or to update contact information, email smyrnaclassof89@hotmail.com.

The Dover High School Class of 1989 will celebrate its 20-year reunion from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at The Outlook at the Duncan Center, Dover. The event will feature unlimited heavy hors d’oeuvres, bottled beer, wine, soda, tea and coffee. Additionally, Tri-State DJ will provide entertainment. The event will be held in conjunction with the DHS homecoming weekend. The cost is $55 per person, $100 per couple. Checks should be made payable to Dover High School Class of 1989. Committee members are seeking information on classmates and asking those interested in attending to visit www.doverhighclassof89.com, email c89dhsreunion@aol.com or call Traci Stanley at 736-6487.

The Polytech High School Class of 1999 is organizing its 10-year reunion for sometime between late September and early October of this year. For more information, email Latoshia Caldwell latoshia.caldwell@yahoo.com.