Bulletin Board
Thursday, September 03, 2015
 
ALL ABOUT SEAFORD:

Longaberger Basket Bingo The Seaford Moose Lodge will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, Sept. 3, to raise money for Alzheimer's. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7. Cost is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information, call 628-3000.

Gallery 107 Art Classes The following classes will be held in September at Gallery 107 in Seaford. For more details, visit nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The gallery is reopening on Thursday, Sept. 3. Hours are 1-5 p.m.Thursdays; 1-5 p.m. Fridays; and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturdays. For information regarding possible classes for children in September, call Karen Owens at 628-8656. Ongoing classes Mondays, 10 a.m. - 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 individuals ages 16 and older who like to paint with others. No instruction will be 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.

Movie Night in the Park Seaford Parks & Recreation is closing out the 2015 Movie Night in the Park series with Planes: Fire and Rescue on Saturday evening, Sept. 12 at the Ross Mansion. Dusty, the famous racing airplane, learns that his engine is damaged so he finds a new career as a firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park. When a massive wildfire threatens the park, Dusty, with the help of his fearless colleagues, learns what it takes to become a real hero. The free show starts at sunset, but be sure to get there early because the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department will be there at 6 p.m. with a fire truck.

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

Annual Woodland Ferry Festival The 20th Woodland Ferry Festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Woodland, four miles southwest of Seaford. A country breakfast buffet will be held from 7-10 a.m. at Woodland United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. The event will be held rain or shine. Opening ceremonies take place at 9 a.m. at the Ferry slip. Entertainment kicks off between 9:30-10 a.m. New this year will be free preview tours of the Nanticoke Heritage Byway in western Sussex County. Those interested in taking tours of the north or south ends of the byway may sign-up at the Nanticoke Heritage Byway booth, located at the ferry slip. The "Days Gone By" Museum, located at 4841 Woodland Ferry Rd., will be open for free tours during the festival. For more information, contact Festival Coordinator Linda Allen at 629-5659 (linda5nature@comcast.net) or visit www.facebook.com/woodlandferryfestival.

Children's Self Defense Class Seaford Parks & Recreation announces a new program coming this fall. A self-defense class for ages 8-14 will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 14 through Nov. 18. The class will be taught by Geoffrey Werner, a third degree black belt and master instructor with 35 years of teaching experience. Cost is $60 per child for all 20 sessions. Call the Recreation Office at 629-6809 for more information and to register.

Annual NHS golf tournaments The 29th Annual Nanticoke Health Services Golf Tournament will be held at Heritage Shores in Bridgeville on Sept. 17 (Ladies Day) and Sept. 18 (Open Day). Over the years the tournament has raised over $678,000 for programs at Nanticoke Health Services and the community. This year's proceeds will benefit The Campaign For Nanticoke - Emergency Department. For more information, call 536-5390, visit www.nanticoke.org/golf or email fioric@nanticoke.org.

Seaford Block Watch meeting Enjoy a pot luck dinner at the next Seaford Block Watch meeting on Monday, Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Seaford City Hall (use the door with the ramp). Program speaker will be from the Fire School. Drinks and desserts will be provided. Together, we can find solutions to our neighborhood issues. Call 629-5643 for more information.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

ALL ABOUT LAUREL:

Annual Corn Hole Tournament, Sept. 5th The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 19 Annual Corn Hole Tournament will be held on Saturday, Sept. 5 at Post 19, Laurel. Sign in at noon, games start at 1 p.m. Cost is $20 per person, two persons per team. Prizes depending on the number of teams. Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, soda, water, canned and draft beer will be available for sale.

Chicken and Pork Rib BBQ The Laurel Ruritan Club will have a Chicken and Pork Rib BBQ on Saturday, Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Nanticoke Immediate Care, Rt. 13, Laurel. Cost is $7.50 for the BBQ Chicken Dinner and $10 for the BBQ Pork Rib Dinner. Proceeds benefit local charities.

Class of '81 BBQ The Laurel High School Class of 1981 will hold its Third Annual BBQ at Trap Pond State Park on Sept. 5 or Sept. 6 if there is enough interest. If you are a classmate or know anyone who is, call Mike Lowe at 245-2278 for more information.

LHS Class of '62 luncheon All graduates of the Laurel High School Class of 1962, as well as classmates who were part of that class at any time, are invited to a luncheon get together at the Laurel Pizzeria on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 12:30 p.m. in the banquet room. Please call Edna Marvil at 875-9427 or Sharon Whaley at 875-2778 so that an approximate headcount can be obtained. Come join a bunch of Bulldogs for lunch and we'll have a howling good time!

Car Wash The Laurel High School Marching Bulldogs will have a Car Wash on Saturday, Sept. 12 at Hale Trailer and Brake, 35085 Sussex Hwy., Delmar. All funds will go towards new equipment and uniforms. Advance tickets are on sale from any band or color guard member for $5. Donations are appreciated. If you are unable to buy a ticket in advance stop by and have your car or truck washed.

Oyster & Chicken Salad Dinner Centenary United Methodist Church in Laurel will hold its annual Oyster & Chicken Salad Dinner from 4-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19. Enjoy dinner which includes potato salad, coleslaw, greens, string beans, applesauce and dessert. Cost is $13 for adults, $6 for ages 6-12 and under 6 are free. Take-outs will be available. Support Centenary Church while enjoying a dinner prepared by the talented cooks of Centenary.

Beer and Wine Festival Trap Pond Partners 1st Annual Beer and Wine Festival in partnership with Lakeshore Wines and Spirits will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Trap Pond State Park. Crafters, exhibitors and food vendor space is available. Call 875-5537. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and may be purchased at www.trappondpartners.com or Lakeshore Wines and Spirits. Proceeds benefit Trap Pond State Park.

Knitting workshop Laurel Senior Center will begin a knitting workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 9-11 a.m. Learn to knit whether you are a beginner or have experience. You will have the choice of knitting a scarf or dish cloth. For more information, call Carol Montague at the Senior Center at 875-2536.

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

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

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

ALL ABOUT DELMAR:

Chamber seeks Citizen of the Year The Greater Delmar Chamber of Commerce is looking for their 2015 Citizen of the Year to honor at their annual banquet. The citizen chosen is honored each year by the chamber in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the community of Delmar. Nominees must: be a resident of the Delmar School District, have made a contribution for the improvement of the community, show commitment and contributions through local church, social, business, school, chamber or other community related projects; and be a role model reflecting strong character. To nominate a citizen, nomination forms may be found online at www.delmar-chamberofcommerce.com. Ballot forms are also on each ballot box which are located at The Bank of Delmarva, Delmar office; Delmar Town Hall; Delmar Post Office; Delmar Public Library and M & T Bank in Delmar. The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, Sept. 23. This year's banquet will be held at a date to be announced. For more information, contact Lisa Lloyd Ellis at The Bank of Delmarva at 410-742-9401.

ALL ABOUT BETHEL:

All 'Dolled' Up exhibit The Bethel Museum is hosting a new exhibit featuring doll fashions. Sandy Williams, a resident of Bethel who has been sewing doll clothes for over 60 years, will be visiting, displaying, and selling her outfits for 18" dolls. Also featured will be dolls, their clothing, and furniture from years gone by as well as dolls wearing more modern clothing. The Bethel Museum is raffling the 2015 American Girl doll of the year, Grace, who likes to bake with friends and create new recipes. Cost is $2 for one raffle ticket or three for $5. Tickets may be purchased at the Bethel Market on Main Street where she is on display, or by calling Jill Long (875-5965) or Yancey Hillegas (875-5716). You may also send a check with your name, address and contact number to Bethel Historical Society, PO Box 224, Bethel, DE 19931. The drawing will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 27, at the Bethel Museum. You do not have to be present to win. The museum, located at 312 First St., will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13 and 27.

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

ALL ABOUT BRIDGEVILLE:

Bridgeville Library family fun night Family Fun Night will be Tuesday Sept. 15 from 6-8 p.m. at the Bridgeville Public Library. The library will be having its annual Apple Adventure at T. S. Smith and Sons Orchard Pavilion across from Antique Alley and Goodwill. Mark your calendars for this fun night. For more information please contact the library at 302-337-7401.

Library introduces new club On Saturday, Sept, 19 from 9:30 a.m.-noon, the Bridgeville Library will introduce our new 3-D Printer Club for Adults. Join the library and learn, explore, and create with the library's 3-D printer. Coffee and refreshments will be available from 9:30-10 a.m. For more information please contact the library at 302-337-7401.

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

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

ALL ABOUT GREENWOOD:

Big Saturday returns Sept. 5 On Saturday, Sept. 5 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Greenwood will transform into one big yard sale, with spaces rented to the public. Sponsored by the Friends of the Greenwood Library, the event includes a cornhole tournament, pony rides, a kiddie train, bounce rides, food vendors, baked goods, a D.J. and a variety of non-profit groups. Shuttle service is provided by Delmarva Transportation between the Woodbridge Early Childhood Education Center and the town playground. Registration fee is $40 for the cornhole tournament, with boards and games available for the two person teams. Cash prizes will be awarded. The tournament begins at 10 a.m. For advance registration or more information, contact Dick Finkbiner at 843-312-1167. For a yard sale space, visit www.greenwoodbigsaturday.com or contact Hildegard Rieger at 349-2176. The cost for a yard sale space is $20, with premium spaces at $30. Crafters, retailers, and other trade vendor spaces are $35. Food vendors need to be pre-approved, register and pay in advance on the website.

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

Nominate local youth groups Greenwood Memorial Ladies Auxiliary of Post 7478 is recognizing local youth groups who assist in projects that honor veterans and active-duty military personnel. Youth groups - school classes and/or school clubs, 4-H, church youth groups, after-school programs, home school associations, Jr. ROTC, youth community service groups, Scouts, etc. - can be recognized for their service projects honoring veterans and assisting active-duty military and their families.

The Ladies Auxiliary will submit completed nomination forms to National Headquarters which will issue a national citation to the youth group or groups for their participation. This program helps the Ladies Auxiliary teach today's youth the skills to become good citizens and responsible adults by serving our country, communities, and veterans. For more information, contact Michaele Russell at 349-4220.

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

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

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

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

ALL ABOUT FEDERALSBURG:

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

ALL ABOUT GEORGETOWN:

First Saturday in Georgetown First Saturday will take place in Georgetown again on the first Saturday in September (9/5). The event will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and sponsored by the Georgetown Non-Profit Alliance. The following museums will be open for free: Masonic Lodge, Train Station, Old Sussex County Courthouse, Delaware Aviation Museum, Marvel Museum, and Treasures of the Sea.

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.

Monthly Community Dinner First State Community Action Agency hosts a monthly Community Dinner at its Georgetown facility on 308 N. Railroad Ave. The dinners are held the third Thursday of each month. Guests receive a hearty meal as well as nutrition information and budget-friendly shopping tips. Community dinners are open to all individuals and families for $1 per person. Seating is limited. To reserve a seat or for more information, contact MaryAnn Morris at 856-7761, ext. 139.

THINGS TO DO ELSEWHERE:

Motorcycle and Jeep Poker Run The People's Place Veterans Outreach Program will hold its first annual Motorcycle and Jeep Poker Run on Saturday, Sept. 12. Registration is 8:30-10 a.m. at the American Legion Post #28, Millsboro, where players will receive their first card. Second card will be drawn at VFW Post 2931, Ellendale. Third stop is at American Legion Post 19, Laurel. The final card will be drawn at 16 Mile Brewery, Georgetown. Live music and food vendors will be on site from 5-7 p.m. at 16 Mile Brewery and winner of best poker hand will be announced. Proceeds will be used to support Delaware veterans with food, clothing, and other specific needs and to help with the cost of gas for transporting veterans to the Wilmington VA. Registration is $20 for drivers and $5 for each additional rider. For more information, contact Mike Rowe at 302-272-1233.

Volunteer information night Find out how you can volunteer for Special Olympics Delaware and help change the lives of 3,700 children and adults in Delaware who proudly call themselves Special Olympics athletes. A volunteer information night will be held on Monday, Sept. 14 from 6-7 p.m. at the Sussex Family YMCA in Rehoboth Beach. To register, email cthom@udel.edu or call 302-831-3479. For more information, visit www.sode.org.

Annual Blue Jean Ball The 2015 Blue Jean Ball presented by the Hertrich Family of Automobile Dealerships will be held from 6-11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. Wear blue jeans and bling as you bid on one-of-a-kind sports memorabilia, jewelry, and art while partying to live music by Love Seed Mama Jump and enjoying specialty cocktails, beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres by prominent local restaurants. Featured live auction item is a NASCAR pit crew experience. Tickets are $85 if purchased by Sept. 11. From Sept. 12-26 (or until sold out) tickets are $100 each. Purchase tickets online at www.autismdelaware.org. Ticket sales, sponsorships, and purchases at live and silent auctions help fund Autism Delaware's statewide programs and services. For more information, email deanna.principe@delautism.org or call 302-224-6020.

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

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

Historic Museum open The Historic St. Martin's Church Museum, 11413 Worcester Hwy., Showell, Md., will be open from 1-4 p.m. on Mondays, through September. For more information, call 410-251-2849.

ALL ABOUT TRIPS:

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

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

Christmas at Opryland Hotel Dec. 8-12 - Five days - $715 per person/doubles. Included are four breakfasts and four dinners. You will stay at the "Gaylord" Opryland Hotel, so bring your walking shoes as there will be lots to see. Upon arrival at Opryland, you will be surrounded by waterfalls, bright lights and the Brightest Star Fountain Show, before enjoying a family-style Christmas dinner and entertainment featuring Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers. The dance floor will also be open to you. Also included is a trip to the Grand Ole Opry House for a Broadway-style show. You will tour a new exhibit of carvings, sculptures and 3D holiday themed displays - all made of ice. There is also a "Treasures for the Holidays" Craft, Art & Antique Fair to explore. Before leaving for home there will be a guided tour of Nashville where you will see homes of the country and western entertainers. Second Avenue, the State Capitol, Fort Nashborough, and the Ryman Theater are on this tour. There is an overnight stay going and coming because of the distance. Dinner is included going and breakfast is included coming home. For more information, call Rose at 629-7180.

Sight and Sound trip St. Stephens UMC in Delmar is offering a trip to Sight and Sound to see the Miracle of Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 19. Cost is $90 for adults and $50 for ages three-12. A $25 deposit is due at booking, $35 due now and balance due by Oct. 15. Make checks payable to Dawn Turner. For more information, call the church office at 846-9501.

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

ALL ABOUT MEETINGS:

Widowed Persons meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will hold its next meeting at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at Stargate Diner in Seaford. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 on the corner of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road. The next meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 2. Lunch is available. New members are welcome. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Sail & Power Squadron meeting The Nanticoke River Sail & Power Squadron (NRS&PS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. If you are interested in boating education and safety, and enjoy power boating, sailing or kayaking/canoeing, join us and participate in our classes and social outings. For info, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Charlie Larrimore at 381-8975.

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

PAST:

Republican Women's Club The Seaford Republican Women's Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Seaford Pizza King. Guest speaker will be 21st District Senator Bryant Richardson. Everyone is welcome.