Bulletin Board
Thursday, March 05, 2015
 
ALL ABOUT SEAFORD:

Kiwanis Club holds Bingo Night The Seaford Kiwanis Club is holding its annual Bingo Night on March 14, at the Boys and Girls Club, 310 Virginia Ave., in Seaford. Prizes include filled Longaberger Baskets, Vera Bradley and Thirty-One handbags and many door prizes. Refreshments will be available. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets are available at Soil Service (629-7054), the Boys and Girls Club, or from any Kiwanis member. For more information call 629-2594. Must be 18 to play.

Longaberger Basket Bingo The Seaford Library & Cultural Center will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at the Seaford Moose Lodge on Thursday, March 5. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the first game starts at 7. Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. There will be 20 regular games and filled Longaberger baskets. Several door prizes including Longaberger hamper with lid and Longaberger woven traditions casserole bundle. For more info and ticket reservations, contact 629-4637/Messickjem@aol.com, 536-1449/Peggymboyd@comcast.net or the Seaford Library & Cultural Center at 629-2524.

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry A Fish Fry will be held every Friday during Lent, March 6-13-20-27 from 4:30 to 7 p.m at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Parish Hall. Tickets are $9 and may be purchased at the door. The event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 4075.

Little Miss/Miss Seaford pageant Applications for the Little Miss and Miss Seaford pageant are now available. They may be picked up at Home Team Realty, 959 Norman Eskridge Hwy., Seaford. Twelve Little Miss contestants will be accepted. Little Miss contestants must attend school in Seaford and be in kindergarten or first grade. The pageant fee for both Little and Miss is $25, which includes two free tickets. The pageant, which is sponsored by the Seaford Lioness Club will be held on Friday, March 6. For more information, contact Bonny Hastings at 841-4884 or Susan Michel at 228-5934.

Pork and Sauerkraut Dinner Bethel United Methodist Church at Oak Grove will hold a pork and sauerkraut dinner on Saturday, March 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. Pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, carrots, rolls, apple crisp and a beverage will be served for a $10 donation. Take-outs will be available. In the case of inclement weather, the dinner will be held on Saturday, March 21. Bethel Church is located at 2381 Neals School Rd., Seaford. For information/tickets, call 410-479-3205.

Block Watch Covered Dish Dinner The Seaford Block Watch covered dish dinner is 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 16, at the Seaford City Hall. Please use the ramp entrance. The town fire marshal will speak beginning at 7 p.m. Drinks and dessert will be provided. For more information, call 236-5926.

'Paint it Foward' An Aftershock mission trip fundraiser will be held on Monday, March 30, at Gethsemane UMC Fellowship Hall, located at 2701 Woodland Ferry Road, Seaford. The cost is $30, which includes canvas and use of paint and brushes. Register at www.gumcseaford.com/aftershock-youth-group. Payment can be made online with registration through PayPal or by check/cash by March 16.

Gallery 107 Art Classes The following classes are scheduled for March at Gallery 107 in Seaford. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The gallery is open 1-5 p.m. Thursdays, 1-5 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Children's Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 6-9, $40 (includes supplies and light lunch). Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Children's Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10-14, $40 (incl. supplies and light lunch). Adults can join in on the fun. Ongoing classes Tuesday, March 31, 6-8 p.m. - ARTiPARTY, Grotto Pizza, Seaford, $35. Fridays - 9-11 a.m. - Canvas & Coffee with Tammy Kearney & Nancy Laprad, $5. Saturdays (through 3/14) - 3-5 p.m., Adult Beginner's Oil Painting for ages 16 and up with Linda Steere. Learn the basics of oil painting - composition, values, drawing, color, painting techniques, etc. Cost is $100 members and $110 non-members (paid in advance). Minimum of three students.

Heart & Sole 5K Walk/Run The 5th Annual Heart & Sole 5K Walk/Run will take place on Saturday, April 4 at 10 a.m. at Trinity Logistics in Seaford. For information or to register, visit trisportsevents.com or contact Greg at 253-3900.

Spring Basket Bingo Nanticoke Senior Center will offer a Spring Basket Bingo event on Thursday, April 9. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and games will start at 7. The event will include special baskets, extra games, raffle items, a silent auction, and more. (Game prizes include Longabergerᄄ baskets, Thirty-Oneᄄ bags, and Vera Bradleyᄄ bags.) Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. You may purchase your tickets at the center or online at www.nanticokeseniorcenter.com. Call the center at 629-4939 for more information.

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.

ALL ABOUT LAUREL:

Little Miss Laurel, Miss Laurel Pageant The 2015 Little Miss Laurel and Miss Laurel Pageant, presented by the Laurel Lioness, will be held Saturday, April 18, at the new Laurel Middle High School. Applications are available now at the Laurel Town Hall or by calling 875-5701. All contestants must reside in the Laurel School District. Little Miss Laurel is open to girls ages four through first grade. Miss Laurel is open to freshmen, sophomores or juniors in high school. Applications must be returned to Laurel Lioness on April 1 from 4-7 p.m. at the Lions Headquarters, 301 S. Central Ave., Laurel. The first 15 Little Miss Laurel applications will be accepted and the first 12 Miss Laurel applications will be accepted.

Beer & Wine Tasting The Laurel Lioness Club will host a Beer & Wine Tasting Fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, at the Laurel Fire Hall. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. There will be appetizers, door prizes, 50/50 and a silent auction. You must be at least 21 to attend. Tickets are available at the Insurance Market in Laurel, Heads Up Salon in Laurel, from any Laurel Lioness or by calling 875-7244.

Chicken & Dumpling Dinner Men of Faith at Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., will hold a Chicken & Dumpling Dinner on Saturday, March 21. Carry-outs begin at 2 p.m. Dinner is from 4-7 p.m. Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for kids. The menu will include chicken & dumplings, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans, applesauce, cole slaw, dessert and drinks.

Lions Showboat returns in March The all new Lions Showboat - "A Night on Broadway," is coming to Laurel on March 26, 27, 28. This is one show you will not want to miss. The show will feature a variety of Broadway hits. You will also enjoy a lot of laughs thanks to the many special people who brought comedy to Broadway. Many of these performers started their career on showboats and in Vaudeville, working their way to the Broadway stage. Local Lions Club stars give this show a great review. The Lions Showboat is 54-years-old and one of the few left to enjoy so mark your calendar for this great event. Make it a night out by visiting one of the fine restaurants in Laurel for dinner followed by this great show. Tickets may be purchased early from any Lion or at Laurel Pizzeria.

Annual Dunbar Dash 5K The 2nd Annual Dunbar Dash 5K and Wellness Walk will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 17 at Dunbar Elementary. Cost is $20 for an evening of exercise and an event t-shirt. After race snacks and water will be provided to participants. Get a team together. Team prizes will be awarded. Register online at seashore striders.com, with a paper copy or in person the day of the event.

Craft, Vendor, Chicken Salad Sale The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary will hold a Spring Craft, Vendor, Chicken Salad Sale on Saturday, April 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Laurel Fire Dept., 205 W. 10th St., Laurel. Breakfast, lunch and chicken salad will be available for purchase. To participate, the first table is $10 and each additional table is $5. Payment must be received by April 1, to reserve your space. Space is limited. For reservations, contact Denise Steele at 228-4480 or denisedes1972@gmail.com.

LHS Class of '65 reunion The Laurel High School class of 1965 is planning their 50th class reunion for Oct. 10. We are trying to locate the following classmates: Joyce Ann Hearn, Carol Foskey, Ebin Ennis, Albert Thomas Lewis, Peggy Hastings (Dean) and Eddie Robinson. If you have information regarding any of these people, contact Linda Pusey LeCates at 536-1618 or lindalcts@aol.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.

ALL ABOUT DELMAR:

Free income tax return prep The Delmar Public Library will offer free income tax return preparation for low income and elderly individuals as provided by local AARP volunteers from now until March 19. Appointments may be made by calling the library at 846-9894. Individuals must bring their previous year tax return, photo ID, Social Security card, and proof of health insurance to their appointment. AARP volunteers cannot complete returns without proof of health insurance. Space is limited. This program will continue March 12 & 19. All appointments will be held at 38481 Sussex Hwy., Delmar, the library's temporary location, just north of Furnitureland.

ALL ABOUT BETHEL:

Horseshoe Crabs and the Arts Come to the Bethel Museum and enjoy an art exhibit created by children from all over the world that celebrates the horseshoe crab. The museum is hosting the art of over 30 students who were the 2013 winners of the Ecological Research & Development Group's annual juried art completion showing the importance of the horseshoe crab and its preservation. Learn how children from pre-K through 12th grade can enter the 2014 competition by creating paintings, poems and stories about the significance of the horseshoe crab. There will also be real horseshoe crab skeletons to touch and a movie discussing the life cycle of the horseshoe crab and how we benefit from this creature. The museum will also feature Assateague ponies including a movie on these wild horses. The permanent exhibit featuring the ship building industry in Bethel will also be open. The exhibit will be open on the following Sundays: March 8 and 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Bethel Museum, 312 First St., Bethel.

Bethel Historical Society fundraiser 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 BRIDGEVILLE:

All About Bridgeville Thursday, March 19, 4-5:30 p.m. - The Bridgeville Library will host a presentation of George Washington Carver: Telling His Legacy. This is a lecture/discussion program funded by the Delaware Humanities Forum. Willis Phelps Jr. presents a first-person interpretation of George Washington Carver. Saturday, March 21, 1-3 p.m. - Abbott's Mill Nature Center presents "Smart Yards = Clean Water." Get smart tips for creating a palette of color and texture in your yard while improving local water quality. Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m.-Noon - The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will host "Healing and Spirituality" featuring Dr. Uday Jani - "Medicine and Spirituality" and Jayne Smith - "Lessons from the Near Death Experience." For more information, contact the library at 302-337-7401.

ALL ABOUT GREENWOOD:

Free tax prep offered AARP Tax-Aide tax preparers will be available at the Greenwood Public Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, to conduct free tax preparation and e-filing for taxpayers of all ages in the community. Appointments are required. AARP Tax-Aide is a confidential service that prepares tax returns and answers tax questions. Volunteers are IRS-trained and certified. Those taking advantage of this free service need to bring to their scheduled appointment all pertinent documentation for their 2014 income, a copy of their 2013 tax return and social security cards for all listed on the return. If filing jointly with a spouse and e-filing is desired that day, the spouse must be present to sign the return. To make an appointment or for more information, call the Greenwood Public Library at 349-5309 or stop by the circulation desk at the library.

Comedy Magic Show is March 13 The "Winter Wonderland" Comedy Magic Show by Jungle John is coming to the Greenwood Library on Friday, March 13 at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy a crazy balloon show and meet Frostbite the Snowman. Lots of audience participation. This program is free and open to the public. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. This event was rescheduled from Friday, Feb. 20.

'Kiss the Goat' fundraiser The Greenwood Memorial Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 7478 will hold a fundraiser, "Get Out the Vote and Kiss the Goat," as part of the VFW National Home for Children Awareness Week. Five contestants will compete for the opportunity to "kiss" a pygmy goat on Sunday, March 29 at 4 p.m. at the 7478 Post Home on 2 Governors Ave., Greenwood. The event will take place immediately after the Spring BBQ Beef and Chicken Dinner at the VFW. Contestants are: VFW Post Commander Bruce Middleton, Pastor Tim Banks of Living Life Fellowship, Bill Thomas of the Greenwood Police Dept., CW Todd of MCJROTC at Woodbridge High School, and Zach Jones of Greenwood Vol. Fire Co. Voting containers are located at Café Tamburelli's, Ronda's House of Treats, Woodbridge High School, Greenwood Town Hall, and Hometown Drugstore in Harrington. Voting will also continue throughout the BBQ Beef and Chicken Dinner on March 29. The contestant's container that has accumulated the most money during the voting period will kiss the goat, and all proceeds from the fundraiser will be donated to the VFW National Home for Children. For more information, contact President Margo Ellers at 883-4922.

Vietnam War commemorative event The Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 is sponsoring a 50th Commemorative Celebration of the Vietnam War on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. An opening ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. There will be a picnic, '60s and '70s music, outdoor games, a silent auction, baked goods, service vendors, and more. A special feature is the Wall of Honor for all veterans who served in the Vietnam War (not just those military men and women who died or did not make it home). If the branch of service, rank, and dates in Vietnam are known, please add them. A donation of $5 per name is requested. Checks may be made payable to: Greenwood VFW Post 7478 and sent to: Harold Mullins QM, Greenwood VFW, PO Box 314, Greenwood, DE 19950. The deadline to send names for the Wall of Honor is April 1. All proceeds from the Wall of Honor will be given to the Dept. of DE VFW for the National Military Services Program. If Vietnam veterans have any pictures or artifacts that they are willing to share for that day, scan copies and email them to VFW7478@gmail.com. Do not send originals. All veterans and their families are invited to attend this free event. For more information, contact Mullins at 302-670-6695.

ALL ABOUT BLADES:

Blessing of Blades In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Town of Blades, Blades United Methodist Church will host a Blessing of Blades service at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 15. All current and past residents, business owners, council members, church pastors and community leaders are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served after the service. Additional parking is available on West Fourth Street. For more information, call Vikki Prettyman at 629-7366.

Nanticoke River Marine Park Festival The Nanticoke River Marine Park Festival sponsored by the Nanticoke River Sail and Power Squadron will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, 2015. This is the final event of the weekend of the 100th Anniversary Celebration of Blades. The festival will be held at the Nanticoke River Marina in Blades. If you or your organization is interested in being a vendor at the festival, contact Judy Martin at judym24@hotmail.com or 302-335-1556.

ALL ABOUT FEDERALSBURG:

Free Teen Movie Night The Federalsburg Library will present "Guardians of the Galaxy" (PG13) for middle and high school students at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 6. Snacks will also be provided. Adults accompanying teens are welcome to wait in the library while the teens watch the movie.

Memories Day is March 7 The Federalsburg Historical Society (FHS) will sponsor a Memories Day event on Saturday, March 7 at 1 p.m. at the Federalsburg Area Heritage Museum.

This sports reunion will feature coaches and players at Colonel Richardson High School in the years since 1962. Come and share your memories with others. This is the second Memories Day event as FHS prepares to receive the Hometown Teams traveling sports exhibit from the Smithsonian at the Federalsburg Area Heritage Museum (opening April 4). The Memories Day event is free and refreshments will be served. All are welcome. The Federalsburg Museum is located at 100 Covey & Williams Alley (behind Town Hall) in Federalsburg, Md. For more information, contact Dicky Wheatley at 443-786-1614.

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 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 GEORGETOWN:

Beef & Brew Fundraiser A Beef & Brew Fundraiser to benefit Delaware Hospice will be held on Friday, March 20 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Georgetown CHEER Center. Guests will enjoy listening and dancing to the live music of "The Funsters," catering by Lighthouse Catering, beer sponsored by Banks Wines & Spirits and the Starboard Restaurant, and bidding on great prizes in the raffles and silent auction. This event is typically sold out each year, so purchase your tickets early. For more information and tickets, visit www.delawarehospice.com. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Annual pageant seeks contestants Applications are available for the 58th annual Little Miss Georgetown & the 10th annual Junior Miss Georgetown Pageant, which will be held on Saturday, March 21, at Grace United Methodist Church in Georgetown. All participants must be a resident of Georgetown. Little Miss contestants must be 4 to 6-years-old and Junior Miss Contestants must be 7 to 12-years-old. The first 12 in each age division will be accepted. All contestants will receive a trophy and sponsor gift for their participation. To request an application or for more information, contact Cassidy Seabolt at cass.seabolt@yahoo.com or 302-569-1859 or Laurie VanSciver Lankford at lvansciver2005@msn.com or 302-249-9370.

THINGS TO DO ELSEWHERE:

Spring season at the zoo The Brandywine Zoo in Wilmington, which opens for the spring season on Saturday, March 7, will welcome Star Wars characters from the popular science fiction adventure movies. Get your picture taken with the characters from noon to 3 p.m. Throughout opening weekend, the zoo will provide fun animal encounters and supervised craft tables for young visitors. The new Tamarin exhibit - home to Golden Lion Tamarins (small endangered monkeys from Brazil) - will make its debut. For more information, visit www.brandywinezoo.org.

The Battle of Iwo Jima program On Saturday, March 7, at 10:30 a.m., retired Army Colonel Henry J. Foresman Jr. will present a program at the Delaware Public Archives, Dover, about the Battle of Iwo Jima. While the presentation will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the battle, it will also focus on the "island hopping" strategy which the American military employed to defeat the Japanese forces in the Pacific Theater. The program is free to the public and will last approximately one hour. No reservations are required. For more information, contact Tom Summers at 302-744-5047 or thomas.summers@state.de.us. For information about the Delaware Public Archives, visit archives.delaware.gov.

Spring Craft Show Spring Craft Show and Easter Egg Sale sponsored by the Farmington VFD Ladies Auxiliary will be held at Farmington Fire Hall from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28. Admission is free. There will be over 20 craft vendors. Homemade Easter Eggs (6 oz.) will be available in cherry pecan, butter cream, coconut creme and peanut butter for $5 each. Soups, chicken salad and lunch items will also be available. For more information, contact Kathy at 302-398-8552 or aaak4@aol.com.

ESWA presents writing workshops The Eastern Shore Writer's Association (www.easternshorewriters.org) presents the first in a series of six half-day workshops on writing from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 28 at Trinity Cathedral in Easton, Md. All workshops are held on a Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The first workshop focuses on "The Art and Craft of the Short Story," with noted literature teachers John Miller and John Ford. The class is a must for anyone interested in writing short stories.

Additional workshops include: April 18 - Evergreen Center, Easton - Blogging 101 April 25 - Bridgeville Library, Bridgeville - Poetry May 9 - Trinity Cathedral Parish Hall, Easton - Self Publishing 101 May 30 - Evergreen Center, Easton - Weaving Story from Fact June 20 - Evergreen Center, Easton - Inspired Writing Workshops are open to the public. Cost is $30 for ESWA members/$40 non-members. For registration, email kathykwinfield@gmail.com. For more information, visit the website listed above or email Gerald F. Sweeney at sweeneygf@aol.com.

Bluegrass by the Mill Bluegrass by the Mill featuring Grammy nominees Dailey and Vincent will be held on Sunday, May 3, at the home of Bill and Gail Towers, 26299 Sennett Rd., Denton, Md. Also performing will be Danny Paisley & Southern Grass, Mark Templeton & Pocket Change, Flatland Drive and Sonshine Band. The gate opens at noon and music starts at 2 p.m. Food will be available. Bring your own chair; seating will be available under cover. Cost is a $20 donation at the door. Call 1-800-773-9128 for advance tickets and visit www.bluegrassbythemill.com for more information. This event is sponsored by Ames United Methodist Church to benefit Caroline County Hospice.

Ellendale Ruritan shoot schedule The Ellendale Ruritan announces the 2014-2015 Ham/Turkey Shoot schedule. Sign up starts at 10:30 a.m. and shooting starts at 11 at the Ellendale/Georgetown VFW. Cancellations will be made by noon. Refreshments will be available for sale. Schedule: March 28; April 25. Rain dates: April 4; May 2. For cancellations, call 302-249-2633.

ALL ABOUT TRIPS:

Azalea Festival/Tattoo Show Heritage Shores Military Club is sponsoring a trip to the Azalea Festval in Virginia. April 23-26. It is 4 days-3 nights, 3 breakfasts and 3 full course dinners. It includes motorcoach transportation, Festval Grand Parade, NATO Festival, Norfolk Naval Base tour & Botanical Gardens tram tour, MacArthur Center, dinner cruise as well as Virginia International Tattoo Show and evening entertainment. The cost is $500 per person double occupancy. If interested contact John Barr at 337-7775. The trip is run by White Star Tours and HS Mil. Club.

WPS Mystery Trip Step back in time on a Mystery Trip Down Memory Lane. The WPS is sponsoring a three day mystery trip, April 23-25, 2015. Cost is $329 and includes: two nights lodging, two breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners (including a dinner theatre), an exciting park, a unique museum, guided tour, other surprises and all taxes, gratuities and luggage handling. For more information, call Fran at 629-4416.

Bus Trip to NYC St. Stephens UMC is offering a bus trip to NYC on Saturday, May 16. Cost is $45 per person which covers the bus, tip to driver and a small donation to the church. Money and signed waiver are due to the church office by Sunday, April 12. The bus will depart Walmart, North Salisbury, at 5:30 a.m., arrive in NYC around 10:30 a.m. and depart NYC at 7 p.m. The bus will drop off and pick up in Times Square near 51st & Broadway.

Alumni Association offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trip for members, Saturday, July 11 - "Joseph" at Sight and Sound, Lancaster, Pa. - includes lunch, for $149. For more information, contact Dot Wolfgang at 846-2366.

Bus trip to see 'Joseph' Delmar Wesleyan Church is sponsoring a bus trip to see "Joseph" on Wednesday, Aug. 19. The show is at 2:45 p.m. Cost is $78 per person which includes show and bus. Eat lunch and dinner on our own. If interested, call Jim at 875-1153.

Wheaton Tours offers trip The Wheaton Tours is offering the following trip on Sept. 14-18. Cost for the five day trip is $815 per person/doubles and $945 single. Green Mountains of Vermont and White Mountains of New Hampshire - Trip includes four breakfasts, three dinners and one lunch. Arrive in Rutland, Vt. area, check into motel, enjoy a welcome reception, dinner and entertainment. Next day pick up a step-on guide for the next three days. Tour Ben & Jerry's Factory, shop in Stowe Village, visit a covered bridge and Quechee Gorge for photos. Then have a buffet lunch at the Trappe Family Lodge to help them celebrate their 50th anniversary of "The Sound Of Music." Ride the longest sky ride in New Hampshire, the Loon Mountain Gondola. Stop at the Franconia Notch Visitor's Center before you check into a lodge in the Waterville Valley area with another welcome reception and a movie, "On Golden Pond." Next day travel to Squam Lake where the movie was filmed and where you will take a narrated cruise on the lake. Also visit the Moultonboo Country Store/Loon Center before taking a train ride aboard the Lake Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad, complete with dinner. For information, call Rose at 629-7180.

ALL ABOUT MEETINGS:

Sussex Bird Club meeting Mike Smith, Delaware Ornithological Society, will speak about "Birding around Berlin, Germany" on Sunday, March 8. Meetings are at Cadbury in Lewes at 2 p.m.

Widowed Persons meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, March 17 at noon at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. Planned guest speaker is Judi Folmsbee. 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.

Land Use Forum The League of Women Voters Sussex County will host a forum on the Comprehensive Land Use Plan Process on Wednesday, March 18, from 7-9 p.m. in County Council Chambers, Georgetown. Presentations will be followed by a questions and answer session. Visit www.sussexlwv.org for more information.

Sussex Pomona Grange #3 meeting Sussex Pomona Grange #3 will meet on Thursday, March 19, at Broad Creek Grange Hall, 11198 County Seat Rd., Laurel. A covered dish supper will be hosted by Broad Creek Grange #59, and will begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Barbara Wright, secretary, at 629-7251.

Sea Purls meeting The "Sea Purls" Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown. The next meeting is Wednesday, April 1. Lunch is available. New members are always welcome. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.

ALA Book Discussion Group The AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Library Association Notable Book Discussion Group at the Lewes Public Library on the first Thursday of the month, from 10 a.m. to noon. The book for March 5 is The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud, a psychological drama of slow-burning anger. For more information, call Laurel at 302-226-3773. All readers are welcome.

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. The book for March 10 is Faraway Nearby by Rebecca Solnit. Apricots and Alzheimer's disease come together in a meditation on how lives are created and sustained. For more information, call Ada May at 302-436-2981. All readers are welcome.

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.

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 Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road. Lunch is available. New members always welcome. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.

DAR-Mary Vining Chapter DAR, Mary Vining Chapter, meets on the second Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Seaford Public Library. The following guest speakers are scheduled: March 14 - Debbie Milano will share pictures, videos of her trip to the Anniversary of Bastogne April 11 - Harmony Broussard, CAR president, senior, Seaford High School. To join DAR, contact Cathie Dickerson at 629-5309.

Vets Helping Vets Vets Helping Vets will meet at 9 a.m. every first and third Friday of the month at the Hurlock American Legion Post 243 and on the second and fourth Friday at the VFW Post 5246 in Federalsburg. All veterans are welcome.

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.

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.

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 912DelawarePatriots.com.

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 meetings are for one hour and are in the Education Hall at the church (enter through the door on Market Street close to the parking lot). We meet weekly to support each other in our journey to 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, please call Sherry Norman at 302-519-8519.

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.

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 Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

Explore your ancestry with SCGS The Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS), an organization dedicated to promoting genealogy and education to encourage and instruct in genealogical research, can help you search your ancestry. SCGS holds monthly membership meetings from September to May that feature informative presentations. General meetings take place on the third Saturday of each month at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Visitors are welcome. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org.