Bulletin Board
Thursday, April 17, 2014
 
ALL ABOUT SEAFORD

Block Watch dinner The Olde Seaford Block Watch invites you to a covered dish dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 21, at Seaford City Hall (use the ramp entrance). The program is, Maintaining Your Plants. Drinks and desserts will be provided. For more information, call 629-5643.

Car & Tractor Show The 11th Annual Vintage Car & Antique Tractor Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, at Concord United Methodist Church in Seaford. This event, which grows larger each year, features the Vintage Car Club of Delaware and the First State Tractor Club of Delaware. The public is invited and admission is free. An Indoor Flea Market will be held in the Community House. Anyone interested in showing an antique car or tractor is welcome at no charge. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 exhibitors. Tools, small engines and other small antiques will also be on display. The United Methodist Women will sell scrapple sandwiches, oyster sandwiches, hot dogs, slices of homemade pies/cakes and beverages. Concord UMC is located on Church Road, just off Concord Road (Rt. 20 east). For more information, call 629-7706 or 628-8114.

Underground Railroad exhibit The Seaford Museum presents a new exhibit, The Underground Railroad in the Nanticoke Headwaters Area and Harriet Tubman and the Tilly Escape, in the Seaford Museums Webb Room. The exhibit, which runs through May, showcases information on Harriet Tubman and the Tilly Escape, the only documented slave escape led by Harriet Tubman in the state of Delaware and the headwaters of the Nanticoke River which border her home county of Dorchester in the state of Maryland. The Tilly Escape is said to be one of Harriets most complicated and clever escape attempts. Also showcased are other cases of slaves in the area who escaped to freedom through the Underground Railroad. The exhibit may be viewed during the Seaford Museums public hours Thursday through Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 203 High St., in the old Post Office building. Admission is $5 for adults and children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an Adult. Admission for Seaford Historical Society members is free. For more information, contact the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828 or seafordsociety@verizon.net.

Family Fun Nightᅠ Join us for Family Fun Night at the Western Seaford Boys and Girls Club in Seaford. Enjoy open pool with floats, themed arts and crafts, fun physical activities in the gym, low cost refreshments and much more. Select Fridays: May 9,ᅠ7 to 9 p.m. - Cinco de Mayo June 6,ᅠ7 to 9 p.m. - Summer Fun For more information, call Amanda at 262-9459.

Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled for the month of April at Gallery 107 in Seaford. Details are provided online at our website, nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The gallery is open from 1 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays, 1 to 7 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Ongoing classes Mondays - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. -ᅠImpressionistic Oil Painting with Linda Steere, $90/month, $80 members.ᅠ Wednesdays - 6 to 8 p.m., Watercolor with Nancy Laprad in her home, $55 public, $50 members. Fridays - 9 to 11 a.m., Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5. 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. Bingo is also played the third Sunday of every month with doors opening at 12:30 p.m. and play beginning at 2.

Gospel concert at Senior Center OnᅠSaturday, June 14, Nanticoke Senior Center will present a Grand Old Gospel Concert. Doors open atᅠ6 p.m., and the concert will begin atᅠ7.ᅠAttendees will enjoy the music of three popular gospel artists - Donnie Sumner, Jerry Jones and Thomas Slaughter.ᅠSpecial guest Jimmy Hoppa will serve as master of ceremonies. Tickets, which are $15 each, may be purchased at the center or online at www.nanticokeseniorcenter.com.

ALL ABOUT LAUREL

Genealogy workshop rescheduled The African American Genealogy Workshop originally scheduled for Feb. 20, has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.ᅠ The workshop will consist of a morning instructional session on general genealogy skills with specific African American strategies, and a light lunch.ᅠIn the afternoon, participants will have the opportunity to practice what they have learned in the morning session using online websites, or continue with their own research.ᅠA limited number of library laptop computers will be available for this use.ᅠWi-Fi Internet is available for those withᅠpersonal computers. Due to space and computer limitations, the audience will be limited to 20 participants. Pre-registration is required for all three sessions. To register for this program or for more information about genealogy research, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.usᅠor call 875-3184.ᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠᅠ

First Annual Easter Egg Hunt St. Pauls First Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, for ages one through 12, at the church which is located at 32827 Old Stage Rd., Laurel. There will be hot dogs and beverages. The event will be canceled if it rains.

Easter Egg Drop An Easter Egg Drop will be held at Central Worship Center in Laurel on Saturday, April 19 (rain date is April 20). Registration starts at noon. Come early. The egg drop starts at 2 p.m. There will also be face painting, inflatables, balloon animals and concessions. Helicopter rides are $25 per person. Legion offers scholarship The Laurel American Legion Post 19 is accepting scholarship applications until May 1. Applications are available at Laurel Senior High School, Laurel Public Library, Delmar Senior High School, Sussex Tech High School and the American Legion Home Post 19. More information is available on the application form.

Annual Family Bike Rally The Trap Pond Partners 11th Annual Get in Gear Family Bike Rally will be held on Saturday, May 3, at Trap Pond State Park, Laurel.ᅠ Registration and Bike Rodeo begin at 9 a.m. with the official kick-off at 10:30, at the Bald Cypress Nature Center.ᅠ This is a family event with a minimal charge of $7 per person or $27 per family. Each rider will receive aᅠcomplimentary event t-shirt andᅠraffle ticket for many prizes.ᅠ For more information, visit www.trappondpartners.netᅠor call Betty Grossman at 875-5088.

Scrapbook, craft event Laureate Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is hosting a two day scrapbook and craft event at St. Phillips Episcopal Church in Laurel from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday, May 9 and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 10. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are included. There will be demos, door prizes, 50/50 and yard sale tables available to sell your extras. Cost is $35 per person. Come out and enjoy a weekend of crafting and fellowship. For more information, contact Leeann Wells at 228-5800.

Spring Craft Sale on May 10 The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary will hold a Spring Craft Sale at the Laurel Fire Department on Saturday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. One table is $10 and each additional table is $5. Space is limited and payment must be received by May 1, to reserve your table. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase. For more information and reservations, contact Cindy Stevenson at cindystevenson10@comcast.net or Denise Steele at 228-4480 or denisedes1972@gmail.com.

Relay for Life fundraiser Laureate Epsilon Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi sorority, is holding an ongoing fundraiser at Laurel Pizzaria to benefit Relay for Life. This event takes place on the third Tuesday of each month from 5 to 8 p.m. Laureate Epsilon will receive 10% of the check to benefit Relay For Life. For more information, call 228-5800.

Laurel Public Library The Laurel Public Library will be closed Easter Weekend - Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19. Adult programs and services African American Genealogy  Introductory workshop, Thursday, April 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Emphasis will be on census records and other online resources that target African American records. Class size limited. Pre-registration requested. Light lunch provided. Morning session will be instructional and at the afternoon session participants may practice what has been learned or get individualized help with other genealogical projects. Limited number of library laptops available. Wi-Fi available for personal laptops. More info: email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Annual Friends Book Sale - April 21-23. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Our Book Sale will occupy the Mary Wootten Carpenter Room for three days during Spring Break. All proceeds support library programs for kids and teens, so come pick up a book, or a bag of books, at a great price! Computer How-to - One-on-One help with many skills involving the computer. Examples include: job search, resume, how to use mouse, setting up an email account, and navigating the internet. More info: call 875-3184 to speak with Dana. Drop-in Chess - BYOB (bring your own board) to Laurel Public Library on Saturdays for a challenging game of chess. Meet people who share your interest in the game. Drop-in 10 a.m., stay as long as you want until 2 p.m. More info: email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Pageturner Book Club - The Pageturner Book Club meets the second Thursday each month, 3 to 4:30 p.m. More info: email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Happy Knitters - Bring in a project to work on (knit, crochet, needlepoint, etc.) and join the happy group at Laurel Public Library at 10:30 every Thursday morning. Learn to Knit Workshop - Monthly knitting workshop, 6 p.m, last Thursday each month. Beginners - Intermediates. Come in April 24, bring yarn and size 7 needles and well get you started. More info: email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Life in Laurel - informal discussion in the round, the last Thursday each month. Come April 24. Doors open 6 p.m. and the meeting is from 6:30 to 7:45. Its a place for folks to ask about Laurel and share life stories. Programs are generated by participants (newcomers and old-timers) not a speaker/lecture format. Every meeting is unique and always fun. More info: email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Recent Reads - Drop in and sample the weekly Book Club at Laurel Public Library, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Bring whatever youre reading, e-books or audiobooks too, anything goes. All welcome! Light refreshments and conversation. Call Wenona for details: 875-3184. Tech Talk  Jack the Tech Guy gives expert answers to your tech questions, bring em in - simple to stumpers. Every Monday through Thursday evening: 5 to 7 p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday: lunchtime from noon to 2 p.m. More info, call the library: 875-3184. Youth programs For all Youth program information call Ms. Tameca at 875-3184 or email tameca.beckett@lib.de.us. Buckets, Bolts & Electrodes  tweens! Theres a cool tech club for young people ages 8-12. It meets 3 to 4 p.m. the first Thursday every month. Dont miss the fun April 3! Girls Get IT (Information Technology) - Girls Only tech club for teens and tweens, third Thursday every month. Meet at the Digital Media Lab, 3 to 4:30 p.m., April 17. JumpBunch  Due to the holiday closing on the third Friday this month, Preschool & Early Elementary activity - builds coordination, balance and confidence. Join us at the library at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m, for a free sports and exercise program for little ones. No registration. Preschool Storytime - Come join Ms. Pat and Ms. Tameca in the Story Room every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Children and caregivers will enjoy exploring books, music, games and crafts.

ALL ABOUT BETHEL

Museum welcomes pottery exhibit The Bethel Historical Society welcomes a visiting exhibit of quality handmade pottery from the Eldreth Pottery Company in Lancaster County, Pa., to the Bethel Museum. This company has produced beautiful salt-glazed stoneware and redware pottery for more than 25 years. The majority of their pottery is produced using traditional Pennsylvania German production methods. This exhibit features a wide selection of traditional and contemporary pottery including personalized pottery, birdhouses, dinnerware, vases, bowls, jugs, cast items and one of kind pieces. The Eldreth Pottery Company has designed exquisite works of art, several of which are now a part of the permanent White House collection. Several items will be available for sale. The exhibit will be open April 27, May 11 and 25, and June 8 and 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. Permanent exhibits about ship building in historic Bethel will also be open.

Eat at Laurel Pizzeria Help the Bethel Historical Society on the second Wednesday of every month by eating at the Laurel Pizzeria between 5 and 9 p.m. Ten percent of your check will be donated to the Bethel Historical Society. Eat in or carry out. You must bring in a special coupon to receive the ten percent off. For more information, call 877-0660.

ALL ABOUT DELMAR

New location for Alumni Banquet The 12th Annual Delmar Alumni Association banquet will be held on Saturday, April 26, at the Delmar Fire Hall. Social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by a ham, fried chicken and crab cake dinner at 6:30. A highlight of the evening will be recognition of the 2014 scholarship recipients, who will be special guests at the event. Cost is $25 per person. Alumni members are asked to donate items for the live and Chinese auctions that will be held during the banquet. Proceeds from the auctions help support the scholarship fund. For more information, contact Gary Riley at 846-3846.

Annual Prayer Breakfast The Kiwanis Club of Delmar will hold their annual Prayer Breakfast at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, in Camelot Hall on State Street in Delmar. Music will be provided by the bell choirs of St. Francis Roman Catholic and St. Stephens United Methodist churches. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from any Kiwanis member or at the door. Annual Golf Tournament St. Stephens UMCᅠwill hold its 7th Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, June 13, at Green Hill Golf & Country Club in Quantico, Md. Registration is from 8 to 9 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9. For more information, call 846-9501 or email ststephensumc@verizon.net.

Corn Hole Tournament Fundraiser The 1stᅠAnnual Delmar Football Corn Hole Tournament Fundraiser will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 21, at the Mason Dixon Sports Complex across the street from Delmar Elementary School. Cost is $40 per team. First 100 teams to register. Register at www.delmarfootballcornhole.myevent.com. All proceeds go directly to the Delmar Football Team.

Delmar Public Library Dine Out for Delmar Public Library continues in April on Thursday April 17, at Bob Evans Restaurant, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dine in or carry out, any meal during the day, then use the event flyer at check out, and Bob Evans will donate 15% of the check to the librarys building fund. Event flyers are available at the library or on the librarys website. Call the Library for more information. The Friends of the Delmar Public Library will meet on Thursday, April 17, at 6 p.m. at Bob Evans Restaurant in support of the Librarys Dine Out fundraiser. Join the Friends and support the Library. Friday Friendly Folk meet on Friday, April 25 at 1:30 p.m. for an open discussion. The group, which is for adults, discusses books, listens to presentations by local experts and shares life lessons. Bring a news story or topic to discuss. Library of Congress 88 Books That Shaped America book discussion group meets Tuesday, April 29, at 1:30 p.m. This months book for discussion is the popular Cosmos by Carl Sagan. Preschool children and their parents or caregivers can attend story time Wednesdays, April 23 and 30, at 11 a.m. Enjoy books, crafts and special activities. Elementary and middle school students are welcome to play Wii and board games on Tuesday, April 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. Compete with your friends. Tween and Teen Talk/Debate will be held at the Laurel Public Library from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 25, for Laurel and Delmar teens to come together to discuss hot topics and see how others feel. Open to seventh through 12th graders. Lunch is provided. The library will be closed on Friday, April 18, for Good Friday. For more information on these programs, call the library at 846-9894 or stop in. Program information is also available online at delmarpubliclibrary.org or our pages on Facebook and Twitter or Pinterest or you can email us at delmar.library@lib.de.us.

ALL ABOUT GREENWOOD

Chicken BBQ opens April 25 The Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company Chicken BBQ opens April 25. We will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 5.

Friends plan library fundraiser On Wednesday, April 30, the Friends of the Greenwood Public Library invite you to support the library while enjoying a meal at Caf← Tamburellis located at 3 West Market St., Greenwood. No coupon is needed to participate, and dine-in and take-out orders are included in this all-day fundraising event. A percentage of your purchase will go to the Friends of the Greenwood Library which will enable them to continue their support of the programs and activities of the Greenwood Library.

Rotary plans Pig Pickin Hoedown The Harrington-Greenwood-Felton Rotary (Hub Club) will host a Pig Pickin Hoedown at the Harrington Parks & Recreation Center (the former Armory), Liberty Street, Harrington, on Saturday, May 10, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. ᅠ The menu will feature roast pork with all the fixings plus BBQ chicken, desserts and beverages. There will be music and dancing, a corn hole contest, silent and live auctions and more. Tickets, which are $20, are available from any Rotary member or by calling Mary at 270-6589. Proceeds benefit the Hub Clubs community service projects.

Join the Greenwood Cheer Center The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center is accepting new members. Anyone over the age of 50 who schedules a tour of the center will enjoy a complimentary lunch. Come learn about all the great activities and trips at the center. Be sure to check out our state-of-the art Fitness Center. A Dinner Club is held every Thursday night at 5 and is open to the public. To schedule a tour, call site manager, Dixie Carlisle, at 349-5237.

ALL ABOUT BRIDGEVILLE

Library family festival Join us in Bridgeville on Saturday, April 26, for our Spring Into Your Library Family Festival. Sussex County Libraries, Woodbridge PTO/Youth Soccer Association/Little League, and Bridgeville Senior Center are ready for a fun and entertaining time from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sussex County libraries will have games, prizes and crafts in the Bridgeville Library parking lot. Special entertainment will occur throughout the day. Woodbridge PTO and Woodbridge Youth Soccer Association will be in the school stadium. Be entertained with our local athletes as they perform soccer skills and drills. The PTO will have a variety of events including Animaland, where your child can build their own stuffed animal; barrel train rides, games, activities, hamburgers and hot dogs will be served from the concession stand and Woodbridge baskets will be available for purchase. Come out and also show your support for the Woodbridge Alumni, Bridgeville Lions (crab cakes), and Vanderwendes ice cream truck. Woodbridge Little League will have pony rides, vendors and snacks beside the library. Bake sale items will be available from the Bridgeville Senior Center along with crafters and vendors.

Bridgeville Community Yard Sale The Town of Bridgeville will host a Community-Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, May 3, beginning at 7 a.m., with lots of bargains throughout town. Bridgeville Library Visit our new website at www.bridgevillelibrary.com and like our Facebook page. All programming is free and open to everyone. Contact Karen Johnson, director, for more information at 337-7401, ext. 101. Lap Sit - Wednesdays, 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years. Story time - Tuesdays, 11 a.m. for ages 2 to 4 and Thursdays, 11 a.m. for ages 4 to 6. Family Nights - Third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. - May 20 - Under the Big Top Fun. Spring into your Library Family Festival on Saturday, April 26 - Join us for a fantastic day featuring Sussex County libraries, Woodbridge Little League, WYSA, Bridgeville Senior Center, Woodbridge PTO and clubs, and more who will be here to raise awareness and funds. There will be something for everyone. Sherwood Amusements Carnival will be here from 4 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 (Hometown Night), 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 25 and all day Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Food For Thought Computer Skills, E-reader, and Genealogy Programs - Each month the library offers a variety of programs. Dates vary; check our Facebook page or website for details. Teen Programming on Tuesdays - April 22  Teen Movie Night/Book Discussion, Enders Games, (5 to 7 p.m.) May 6  Introduction to Chess for Tween/Teens (5:30 to 6:30 p.m.) May 13  Introduction to Chess for Tween/Teens, part two (5:30 to 6:30 p.m.) Saturday, May 24  Tween/Teens Chess Tournament (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Meeting Room Rental Opportunities - The library meeting room has a 200 person capacity; it includes a projector, screen, and microphones. Organizations wishing to rent the meeting room should call the library for availability. The meeting room cannot be used for personal events such as birthday parties, baby showers, etc. Fees are: Full Day (more than 4 hours) - for-profit: $150; non-profit: $50; Half Day (less than 4 hours) - for-profit: $75; non-profit: $50. Library closings - Easter: April 18-19; Memorial Day: May 26.

ALL ABOUT GEORGETOWN

Possum Point Players shows The 41st season of Possum Point Players is full of mystery, music, mayhem, maternity and merriment! See How They Run, a British comedy, will be presented June 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m.; June 8 and 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18; $17 seniors/students. Galloping in and out of the doors of a vicarage in a roundabout of mistaken identities are an actor and actress, a cockney maid, an escaped prisoner, and a sedate Bishop, among others. ᅠ For tickets and more information, call the PPP ticket line at 856-4560 or buy tickets online with Brown Paper Tickets at
www.PossumPointPlayers.org.

Ladies Auxiliary hosts tournament The Ladies Auxiliary of the Georgetown Fire Company will host a golf tournament on Friday, May 9, at Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown. A continental breakfast will be served from 8 to 8:45 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9. A hot lunch will be served after the tournament. There are prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, closest to the pin and longest drive. Mulligans will be available for purchase and there will be a 50/50 raffle. Participants will receive a goody bag and door prizes will be awarded. This fundraiser will benefit the recent remodeling of the interior of the 48-year-old Georgetown Fire Hall. Hole sponsorships are available. For a participation form and more information, visit wwww.georgetown77.com or call 856-3255.

ALL ABOUT GALESTOWN

Country breakfast buffet The Galestown Ruritan Club country breakfast buffet is held the last Sunday of the month from September through May from 7 to 10 a.m., at the Galestown Community Center. The buffet includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, biscuits, toast, fruit cup, and sticky buns. The community center is located at 5538 Old School House Rd., at the intersection with Galestown-Reliance Road in Galestown.

ALL ABOUT FEDERALSBURG

FHS sponsors annual Hobby Fair Youth and adults alike are encouraged to exhibit a favorite hobby or collection when the Federalsburg Historical Society sponsors its 12th annual Hobby Fair from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 26, at Federalsburg Elementary School. The Hobby Fair will mark the occasion with a new Christmas ornament depicting the Hobby Horse Monument located in back of the school. This ornament will be for sale along with several other FHS products as well as memberships in the organization. The Hobby Horse Monument also celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. A ceremony honoring the monument will be held at noon behind the school. Awards will be given in the youth and adult divisions. Hot dogs and sodas will be for sale at lunchtime along with bake sale items. Admission is free. To reserve a table or for more information, contact Bart Johnson at 443-786-4086 or bart@mris.com.

LEGO Free-Build Program The librarys popular LEGO free-build program for kids grade K-8 continues in 2014. The library supplies the LEGOs; the kids supply the imagination. Federalsburg programs are held on the last Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. (April 29). This program is free; no registration is required. For more information, visit www.carolib.org or call 410-479-1343.

ALL ABOUT MEETINGS

Safe Boating Class The Nanticoke River Sail and Power Squadron will present a Basic Safe Boat-ing Class from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Satur- day, April 19, at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club located at the marina in Blades. This class is a Boat Delaware course taught by Nanticoke River Sail & Power Squadron instructors. All students must be a minimum of 12 years of age to attend. There must be a minimum of five students per class or class may be cancelled or rescheduled. Cost is $20 per person or $30 for up to three in the same family. For more information, contact Ron Dejewski at 536-7226 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

Genealogical Society meeting Barbara Paulish, regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution chapter in Millsboro, will speak at the April general meeting of the Sussex County Genealogical Society about the DAR and how to access and use their databases. The meeting will take place at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 19.The public is welcome. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org or contact Sheryl Schulte at sherylaschulte@gmail.com. MOPH meeting The Military Order of the Purple Heart Meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, at Pizza King, 358 East DuPont Hwy., Millsboro. All combat wounded are invited to come and meet fellow Purple Heart veterans. You do not need to be a member to attend the meeting. For more information, contact John Jackson at 302-228-9577 or jdsussex@verizon.net. Visit us on Facebook at Facebook.com/MOPH1787.

FHS sponsors annual Hobby Fair Youth and adults alike are encouraged to exhibit a favorite hobby or collection when the Federalsburg Historical Society sponsors its 12th annual Hobby Fair from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 26, at Federalsburg Elementary School. The Hobby Fair will mark the occasion with a new Christmas ornament depicting the Hobby Horse Monument located in back of the school. This ornament will be for sale along with several other FHS products as well as memberships in the organization. The Hobby Horse Monument also celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. A ceremony honoring the monument will be held at noon behind the school. Awards will be given in the youth and adult divisions. Hot dogs and sodas will be for sale at lunchtime along with bake sale items. Admission is free. To reserve a table or for more information, contact Bart Johnson at 443-786-4086 or bart@mris.com.

Airport Advisory Committee meeting The Sussex County Airport Advisory Committee meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, Sussex County Airport, 21911 Rudder Ln., Georgetown. The meeting is open to the public.

Crown Collectors Club meeting The First State Keepsake Crown Collectors Club will hold their regular monthly meeting at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, at the Hallmark Store in Seaford.ᅠ The club is collecting supplies for Frederick Douglass Elementary School.ᅠA spring gift exchange is also planned.ᅠ We will be finishing the Mothers Day project so please bring cards.ᅠGuests are always welcome.

Ad Hoc Touring Company Ad Hoc Touring Company, affiliate of Possum Point Players meets the first Monday of each month at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Rd., Georgetown.ᅠ For more information, call Roger Ault at 226-1118.

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.

Knitting group meeting The Sea Purls Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown on the corner of Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road. Lunch is available. New members are always welcome. For details, callᅠDiane at 302-228-0235.

Coast Guard Auxiliary The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the first Thursday of the month at the station at the Nanticoke Marina and Yacht Club in Blades. For details, call Art Wollschlager at 628-8259 or email auxmarchingband@gmail.com.

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. Widowed Persons meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, April 15 at 12:15 p.m. at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. Guest speaker will be Kim Trivits of DAPI (Delaware Adolescents Program Inc.) All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come by and join us. We enjoy the trips, lunches, dinners, etc. that we do. Stamp Club meets monthly The Sussex County Stamp Clubᅠmeets the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Johns 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 912DelawarePatriots.com. DAR Mary Vining Chapter The DAR Mary Vining Chapter meets through May on the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Seaford Library. To join DAR, contact any member or visit the DAR Mary Vining website for more information.

Sail & Power Squadron meeting The Nanticoke River Sail & Power Squadron (NRS&PS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. If you are interested in boating education and safety, and enjoy power boating, sailing or kayaking/canoeing, join us and participate in our classes and social outings. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312. Senator Brian Pettyjohn Sen. Brian Pettyjohn (R-Georgetown) will host a monthly Coffee with Constituents meeting. The Senator encourages District 19 residents to stop by to ask a question or share a concern on issues relating to the district or state government. The meetings take place on the third Saturday of every month, between 8 and 10 a.m. with the location rotating between Bridgeville, Georgetown and Long Neck. No reservations are needed. 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.

ALL ABOUT TRIPS

Seaford Widowed Persons trips The Seaford WPS is offering the following trip: Virginia International Tattoo, April 27 - Visit Virginia International Tattoo at the Scope in Norfolk. The Tattoo is a mass performance by military bands, color guards and drill teams, drum corps, bagpipers, singers and dancers from around the world - many from the US. With over 750 performers this is a trip you will not want to miss. Cost is $112 and also includes a buffet dinner, Navy Base tour, Tattoo Hullabaloo entertainment and driver gratuity. For more info, call Fran at 629-4416.

Trip to see Moses The Laurel Senior Center is offering a trip to Sight & Sound to see Moses on Thursday, May 22. Cost is $102 and includes transportation, show and a meal at Shady Maple. For more information, contact the Laurel Senior Center at 875-2536.

AARP #1376 offers trips Salisbury AARP #1376 is offering the following trip: May 19-24 - 2014 Golden Isles of Georgia, Charleston, S.C. and Savannah with meal at Paula Deens and show at the Savannah Theater. Contact J. Shockley at 410-749-6093.

Thrills in Louisville June 16-21 - 6 days-5 nights, $725 per person (double occupancy), $75 signup (single slightly higher). Backstretch Breakfast Tour, Churchill Downs, Derby Dinner Playhouse & Belle of Louisville Riverboat Dinner Cruise. Tribute to the Legends Show at Renfro Valley, Kentucky Derby Museum, Shaker Village, Louisville Slugger Museum, Glassblowing at Glassworks, Heavens Hill Distillery, Historical Arms Museum. For more information, call Lucille Richardson at 410-754-8588 or Vicki Galloway at 410-754-9997.

Delmar Alumni offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trip for alumni, family and friends. Sunday, July 13 - $107 - Mickey Gilley and Gene Watson from Branson, Mo. a musical fusion of country, rock, blues and R&B. Make checks payable to The Delmar Alumni Association, c/o Dot Wolfgang, 36360 Bi State Blvd., Delmar, DE 19940.ᅠ

AARP offers trip AARP 915 is offering a trip to Rhode Island, Cape Cod, Marthas Vineyard, Boston and the Seaside Villages of Bostons North Shore on Sept. 3-10. Sign up fee is $75 and the balance is due in July. Limited seats are available. For more information, contact Diana at 410-754-8189. Trip to South Carolina, Georgia The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will host a 6 day-5 night motor coach trip to Charleston, S.C. and Savannah, Ga., from Oct. 13-18. Cost is $579 per person (double occupancy). Package includes 5 nights lodging including overnights, 5 breakfasts, southern-style buffet lunch at Paula Deens Lady & Sons Restaurant, 2 full course dinners, guided tours of Savannah and Charleston, Patriots Point Tour including the USS Yorktown and Congressional Medal of Honor Museum, Boone Hall Plantation Home & Gardens, River Street District, Charleston City Market, souvenir gift, luggage handling, all taxes and meal gratuities and motor coach transportation. A $50 deposit is due upon sign up to confirm your reservation. The trip is open to the public. For more information or to register, call site manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.

THINGS TO DO ELSEWHERE

Safe Boating Classes U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 will offer Safe Boating Classes on May 10 and Aug. 16, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Harrington Moose Lodge #534. Classes will be offered on April 19, Sept. 20 and Oct. 18, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at American Legion Post #7 in Harrington. Participants must bring their own food and drinks. Cost is $15 per person and includes books. To sign up, contact Dave Nagle at 302-258-7830. CHEER Eco Fair Join us for the first annual CHEER Eco Fair at the Coastal Leisure Center in Ocean View on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Green vendors are needed to participate and show their love for Mother Earth. For more information, contact Yolanda at 539-2671 or ygallego@cheerde.com.

Annual war re-enactment The Fort Miles Historical Association and Cape Henlopen State Park will host the annual Delaware Goes to War Re-enactment from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. About 100 living historians in World War II uniforms will have period gear and drive in vintage vehicles. A WWII searchlight will be demonstrated, as well as artillery loading and firing at 11 a.m and 2:30 p.m. Participants will re-enact the 1945 surrender of the crew of a German U-Boat at Fort Miles. Speakers will talk about the Civil Air Patrol and Fort DuPont during WWII. Tours of Battery 519 will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at a reduced price of $3. Docents will answer questions and provide information about how the big guns at Fort Miles targeted enemy surface ships. Visitors will have the opportunity to fire a 12-inch gun. The band WWTunes will perform in the orientation building at 11:15 a.m. and 2 p.m., playing music from the 1930s and 40s. At 3 p.m., a Wall of Honor Ceremony will be held in Battery 519.ᅠᅠ Food and drinks will be for sale. Park entrance fees will be in effect. For more information, call 302-645-6852. Ham/Turkey Shoot The Ellendale Ruritan Ham/Turkey Shoot will take place at the Georgetown/Ellendale VFW. Sign up starts at 10:30 a.m., shooting starts at 11. Cancellations will be made by 9 a.m. Refreshments will be for sale by the VFW. April 26. Rain date, May 3. For cancellations, call 249-7025.

Annual Senior Art Exhibit All artists age 50 and over are invited to exhibit their artwork at Delaware Technical Community Colleges 23rd Annual Statewide Senior Art Exhibit beginning April 28. Information packets are available, and can be obtained by calling Corporate and Community Programs at 302-259-6361. The Statewide Senior Art Exhibit displays recent painting/work of art in oil, watercolor, acrylics, pastels, charcoal, photography, sculpture (metal/stone), pottery, stained glass, woodcarving, ceramics, and other. Ribbons are awarded in each category. No more than two entries are allowed per person in the exhibit. For more information, or to register, contact Corporate and Community Programs at the number listed above or visit www.dtcc.edu/continuing-education/personal-enrichment/owens-campus/travel-culture. Pig Pickin fundraiser There will be a Pig Pickin at the Harrington Parks & Recreation Center on Liberty Street, Harrington, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 1. Enjoy roast pork with all the fixings, BBQ chicken, desserts and beverage plus music and dancing, silent and live auctions and more. Tickets are $20 per person; call 302-270-6589. Proceeds benefit the Harrington-Greenwood-Felton Rotary Clubs community service projects. 25th Anniversary Stamp Show The Sussex County Stamp Club will hold its 25th anniversary stamp show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Milton Fire Department on Saturday, May 3. The show will feature a number of well recognized dealers and there will be a postal booth operated by the USPS branch in Milton. For the first time, there are two cancellation hand stamps designed by the club for this occasion - a 25th anniversary cancel and the Horseshoe Crab Festival 2014. There will also be Duck stamps, US stamps and stamps from around the world. There will be door prizes every hour. Admission is free. For more information, contact Bruce McKinney at sussexcostampclub@inbox.com or visit sites.google.com/site/sussexcountystampclub/.