Bulletin Board
Thursday, April 16, 2015
 
ALL ABOUT SEAFORD:

'Mostly $5 and Below Sale' Wesley United Methodist Church will hold a huge indoor sale/fundraiser "Mostly $5 and Below Sale" on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wesley Community House, 22025 Atlanta Rd., Seaford. Don't miss this opportunity to pick up new and used quality name-brand merchandise at give away prices. Over 700 men's shirts, mostly size large. Buy five men's shirts, get one free. Over 600 DVD's. Also, cd's, Beanie Babies, socks, men's and women's shorts, pajamas, sweaters and more. Everything most go! Food, drink and baked goods will be available both days. All proceeds benefit Wesley UMC. For more information, call 629-4251.

Senior Center fundraiser A fundraiser, Spring Fever Party, will be held on Saturday, April 18 from 6-11 p.m. at The Center at Hooper's Landing in Seaford to support the programs of the Nanticoke Senior Center. Enjoy great food and a cash bar while listening to the smooth saxophone sounds of Everett Spells. The Fabulous Funsters will then provide a show and lots of dance music. Tickets may be purchased at The Guide on Rt. 13, M&T Bank at Seaford Village Shopping Center, online at www.nanticokeseniorcenter.com/spring-fever-party or at the door.

Barbecue Chicken Dinner Gethsemane United Methodist Church, located at 2701 Woodlawn Ferry Rd. (four miles west of Seaford), is hosting a Barbecue Chicken Dinner featuring Em-ings barbecue chicken from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 18. The dinner includes half a chicken, applesauce, homemade coleslaw, baked beans, roll, dessert and beverage. Advance tickets are available for $10. Carry-outs are available. The dinner is sponsored by the Gethsemane Bible Class. Call 410-726-9403 or 629-2862 for more information.

Block Watch Covered Dish Meeting You are invited to a Seaford Block Watch Covered Dish Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 20, at City Hall (use the ramp entrance). The program is "smart yards," presented by Pam Zamorski with Delaware Nature Society. Drinks and dessert will be provided. Call 629-5643 with questions.

Harp Concert Expressions of Joy, an 11 member harp ensemble, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 24, at St. John's United Methodist Church, 300 N. Pine St., Seaford. Admission is Free. The ensemble will perform a variety of styles of music including Irish, Sacred, and traditional. Solos, duets, and ensemble pieces will be performed. For more information, call Joy at 443-359-0186.

Car & Tractor Show The 12th Annual Vintage Car & Antique Tractor Show will be held on Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Concord United Methodist Church, 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. 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. An Indoor Flea Market will be held in the Community House. The United Methodist Women will be selling scrapple sandwiches, oyster sandwiches, hot dogs, homemade pies/cakes, & beverages. Concord UMC is located on Church Rd, just off Concord Rd (Rt. 20 East). For more information, call 629-7706 or 629-8114.

AAUW Geranium Pick-Up Geraniums ordered to benefit the Western Sussex AAUW scholarship program may be picked up and paid for at the West Seaford Elementary School parking lot on Saturday, April 26 between 8 and 11 a.m. Any orders not picked up by 11, will be sold to the public.

Strawberry Festival Bethel United Methodist Church at Oak Grove will hold a Strawberry Festival on Saturday, May 30 at 2381 Neals School Rd., Seaford, to benefit the Nurture, Outreach and Witness Committee of the church. Tables and spaces are available for arts and crafts vendors, flea markets, organizations, etc. The cost is $10 per table or space. Call 410-479-3205 or 629-6126 for reservations by Thursday, May 14.

Gallery 107 Art Classes The following classes are scheduled for April. 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.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Special Class Saturday, April 25, 1-5 p.m. - Watercolor Landscape workshop with Kurt Plinke. $50 members, $60 public. Watercolor paper provided. Class size: 12. Register at the Gallery. Continuing Classes Fridays, 9-11 a.m., Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.

Gather Vocal Band The Seaford WPS is sponsoring a trip to hear the Gather Vocal Band at the American Music Theater on Saturday, Sept. 19. Cost is $96 and includes motor coach transportation, tickets, family style lunch and gratuities. For more information, call Fran at 629-4416.

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.

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.

Free garden workshop The Delaware Nature Society at Abbott's Mill presents a free workshop, "Create a smart-yard with a Garden of Colorful Native Plants," on Saturday, April 25 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Lakeside Greenhouses in Laurel. Enjoy a beautiful yard that invites birds and butterflies while helping to reduce pollution in our local waterways. For more information or to register, email alice@delnature.org.

Help a Horse Day Join Changing Fates Equine Rescue of Delaware on Sunday, April 26 to help the ASPCA celebrate Help a Horse Day. The farm is located at 31283 Old Cabin Rd., Laurel. Meet the horses and spend some time at the farm. There will be games for the kids, raffles and light refreshments.

Auxiliary Yard/Bake Sale The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 19, will hold an indoor Yard/Bake Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, at the American Legion Post 19, Rt. 24, Laurel. Breakfast and lunch sandwiches will be available. Proceeds will benefit children and youth programs. For more information, call Connie at 841-2730.

Scholarships available The Laurel Lioness Club will be giving two $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors who live in the Laurel School District. Applications are in the guidance office at Laurel High School and Sussex Tech High School. Applications should be mailed and received by the Laurel Lioness Club (PO Box 105, Laurel, DE 19956) by May 1.

Church Bazaar, Yard Sale A Church Bazaar & Yard Sale will be held at 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 2, at Laurel Wesleyan Church, 30186 Seaford Rd., Laurel. Call 381-4372 for vendor information and yard sale table availability.

Annual Strawberry Festival St. Philip's 9th Annual Strawberry Festival, 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, will be held on Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be crafters, exhibitors, a baked goods table, attic treasures, free entertainment and much more. Breakfast, lunch and strawberry shortcake will be served. Crafter and exhibitor space is available. Call Charles at 875-5537. Proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations.

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:

Chicken & Dumpling Dinner The Delmar Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary will hold a Chicken & Dumpling Dinner to benefit the Ladies Auxiliary at the Delmar Fire House on Saturday, April 18 from 3-6:30 p.m. Advance tickets only. Adults and carry-outs are $12 and children ages 12 and under are $6. For tickets, contact any member or call 846-2335 or 875-2195.

Delmar Alumni Banquet The 13th Annual Delmar Alumni Association Banquet will be held on Saturday, April 25 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. Highlights of the evening will be the announcement of the 2015 scholarship recipients and recognition of alumni members who are veterans of the Vietnam War. Cost is $25 per person. For more information, contact Gary Riley at 846-3846. Alumni members are asked to donate items that can be included in the live and Chinese auctions that will be held at the banquet. Call Jean Nichols Maloney at 875-2337 if you have an item that you would like to donate. Pickup can be arranged. Proceeds from the auctions help support the Scholarship Fund.

ALL ABOUT 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:

Library Board seeks applicants The Bridgeville Library Board of Trustees is seeking applicants for a five-year term on the board. The board will review applications received and forward a recommendation to the resident judge of the Superior Court of Sussex County for appointment. Board members must be a resident of the Woodbridge School District, preferably within the Bridgeville post office service area. Library Board members oversee the library as representatives of the community. They determine policies governing the operation and programs of the library. They develop and oversee the operating budget. They actively support library related legislation. The Board has monthly meetings, usually on the third Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m., that are open to the public. Applications are available at the Bridgeville Public Library, 600 S. Cannon St., Bridgeville. For more information, contact Karen Johnson at 337-7401, ext.107. Deadline to apply is May 13.

Senior Center events The following events will be held in April at the Bridgeville Senior Center. Friday, April 17 - White Elephant Bingo & Lunch Monday, April 20 - 10 a.m. - Noon - Wii Bowling & Boxing; Noon - Lunch; 12:45 p.m. - Walmart Tuesday, April 21 - 10 - 11 a.m. - Chair, Machine Exercise & Crafts; 11:30 a.m. - Lunch and Vanderwende Ice Cream Wednesday, April 22 - 10 a.m. - Bible Study; 12:10 p.m. - Lunch; 12:45 p.m. - Goodwill Thursday, April 23 - 10 a.m. - Bowling; Noon - Lunch; 1:15 - Walgreens Friday, April 24 - 9:30 a.m. - Delmar Dollar Tree and Dutch Market; 1 p.m. - Lunch Monday, April 27 - 10-11 a.m. - Martha will present Medicare Part D; Noon - Lunch then Wii Tuesday, April 28 - 10 a.m. - Bible Study; Noon - Lunch; 12:45 p.m. - Food Lion Wednesday, April 29 - 9:30 a.m. - Annual 55+ Expo at Dover Downs; Noon - Lunch - Chinese, Dover Thursday, April 30 - 10 a.m. - Bowling; Noon - Lunch; 1:15 p.m. - Walgreens

ALL ABOUT GREENWOOD:

Chicken BBQ open Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company Chicken BBQ is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from April 10 to Sept. 27. Come out and enjoy a good meal.

Minecraft program On Friday, April 17, from 6-7:30 p.m., teens ages 12+ can participate in Greenwood Library's first Minecraft program, featuring MinecraftEdu. Experience the never-ending story of Minecraft as you create your own world in 3D using the resources discovered and crafted. Due to limited space, registration is required so stop by or visit greenwood.lib.de.us to guarantee a spot. The program is free and open to all. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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. 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.

'Think before you drink' program On Thursday, April 23, the Greenwood Public Library will host the Greenwood Police Department who will bring awareness to the dangers of underage drinking. All teens are invited to attend. Pizza will be provided.

'Op Art' program Teens ages 12+ will gather at the Greenwood Public Library at noon on Saturday, April 25, to learn how to create incredible optical-illusion artwork. Op Art is artwork that plays tricks on your eyes and all that is needed to make this 3-D art is pencils, sharpies, a ruler and paper (all materials will be provided). Come to this free program and join in the fun. Pre-register on our website or call the Greenwood Public Library.

Library to host Vietnam program Journalist Nancy E. Lynch, author of the award-winning social history, Vietnam Mailbag, Voices From the War: 1968-1972, and Vietnam veteran Rick Lovekin will present a multi-media program at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 27, at the Greenwood Public Library. Lynch, who lives in Bethel, will read correspondence from servicemen featured in her book, based on the nearly 1,000 letters and hundreds of pictures her popular newspaper column, Nancy's Vietnam Mailbag, received for five years from our troops on the front lines. Lovekin spent a year in combat as a door gunner on a Huey helicopter and later as crew chief on a Cobra chopper. He wrote frequently to Lynch during his 1969-1970 tour, always signing his letters, "Your Man in Nam." Now retired, Lovekin lives in Wilmington. The program is free and open to all. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is helpful, but not required. To register, call 349-5309, or visit the library's website at www.greenwood.lib.de.us and register on the calendar of events.

Beginning Pilates Class The Greenwood Public Library is offering an 8-week class in Pilates. Pilates is a system of physical conditioning involving low-impact exercises and stretches, designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture, and enhance mental awareness. The classes will be held from 4 - 5 p.m. every Tuesday afternoon beginning April 28, and will be taught by Christina Poe, a certified Pilates instructor. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, either stop by the front desk at the library, visit the library's website, www.greenwood.lib.de.us and click on the class on the library calendar, or call 349-5309.

Train to be a Jedi Knight On Monday, May 4, come to the library at 4 p.m. to train to be a Jedi Knight. This program is for ages 5 and up as the training will scale with age. Prepare to exercise your mind and body in the ways of the force and for extra fun, come dressed as your favorite character! See you there and "May the 4th" be with you! The program is sponsored by the Greenwood Public Library and is free and open to all. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Orphan Train Movement Program Donna Aviles, award-winning author and granddaughter of an orphan train rider, will present "The Orphan Train Movement 1854-1929" at 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 4, at the Greenwood Public Library. Come and learn the history of this 75 year "social experiment" - now recognized as our country's first Foster Care System - which transported an estimated 250,000 homeless children from the streets of East Coast cities to farming communities of the Midwest in search of stable homes. This presentation includes the first person account of orphan train rider Oliver Nordmark who, in 1906, traveled with his younger brother from the Children's Village on Long Island to the small town of Bern, Kan. Attendees will hear audio recordings of Oliver telling just what it was like to ride the orphan train and then be chosen by a childless farmer and his wife. Additional recordings include "life in the orphanage" and "living in a sod house on the Kansas prairie." The presentation concludes with a discussion of the importance of journaling one's own story, through oral history or personal narrative, as a means of preserving social history. Q&A is encouraged. The program is free and open to all. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is helpful, but not required. To register, call 349-5309, or visit www.greenwood.lib.de.us and register on the calendar of events.

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 information, contact Robin Miller at the library at 349-5309.

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.

ALL ABOUT BLADES:

Dinner and Rummage Sale The Blades Fire Company Auxiliary will hold a Dinner and Rummage Sale on Friday, April 17 from 3 to 6 p.m. The menu includes oyster fritter sandwiches, grilled ham and cheese sandwiches, chicken rice soup, peas and dumplings soup and homemade desserts. There will also be a rummage sale of lightly used items.

Spring Out Event The Spring Out Event, sponsored by the Nanticoke River Sail and Power Squadron (a unit of the United States Power Squadrons), will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club, Blades. Speaker will be Steve Zubrick, of the NOAA, Weather Forecasting Section. The menu will include: surf and turf (salmon and grilled flank steak), oven roasted potatoes, green vegetables, salad, homemade rolls and Stephie's Famous Cheese Cake. The cash bar will be open all evening. Cost is $20 per person and reservations are requested by April 15. Contact Beverly Hutton at mthrhutton@comcast.net or 628-0312 or CM Kohlenberg at cmkohlenberg@yahoo.com or 236-6593.

Anniversary Celebration Blades Homecoming Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 15 at Blades Park. Tickets are $8 and kids 12 and under are free. Tickets are available at Town Hall or Blades VFC. For more information, call 629-7366. Blades 100th Anniversary Celebration will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, at Blades Park on East Seventh Street. Sponsorship, vendor and parade forms are still being accepted. Contact Vikki Prettyman at 629-7366 or vikkiprettyman@bladesde.com or visit www.blades.delaware.gov.

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. 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:

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:

Pancake Supper Providence UM Church of Georgetown, 24969 Shortly Rd., will hold a Pancake Supper from 4:30-7 p.m. on Friday, April 17. Donations welcome. Pancakes, sausage, scrapple, scrambled eggs and fried potatoes plus drinks and desserts. For more information, call 856-6178 or 542-6171.

Anniversary celebration The Georgetown Chapter #5340 will celebrate their 15th anniversary at the May meeting at noon on Monday, May 4, at the Georgetown CHEER Center. To attend the meetings, call Anita at 856-6215. Lunch is $14.

THINGS TO DO ELSEWHERE:

Yard Sale at Wheatley UM Church On Saturday, April 18 at 7 a.m. a yard sale will be held to benefit Wheatley UM Church near Galestown, Md. Breakfast sandwiches will be available. At 11 a.m., oyster fritter sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs and baked goods will be available. The event will take place at Wheatley Church Hall at the intersection of Sharptown Road and Wheatley Church Road.

Selig to discuss book Local author Ernst Selig will discuss his recently published book, "The Troops Need Justice, Training and Knowledge" at the Central Library in Denton, Md. at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 18. What would it be like to escape the enemy and return with an army to defeat that very same enemy? Hear about it from the man who escaped Nazi Germany and returned there as an enlisted man, and later an officer, in the United States Army. In the book, Selig reflects on how training and justice are vital to a person's development and satisfaction in life, and how he learned these lessons through practical experience with the U.S. Army. As a Holocaust survivor, WWII veteran and a Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur, France's highest decoration, Selig shares his well-earned wisdom with the matter-of-fact humor that is the hallmark of the greatest generation.

ESWA presents writing workshops The Eastern Shore Writer's Association (www.easternshorewriters.org) is hosting a series of half-day workshops on writing. All workshops are held on a Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The remaining five workshops are: April 18 - Evergreen Center, Easton - Blogging 101 April 25 - Bridgeville Library, Bridge-ville - 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.

Annual Hobby Fair The 14th Annual Hobby Fair sponsored by the Federalsburg Historical Society will be held at Federalsburg Elementary School on Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free. Youth (ages 18 and under) and adults alike are encouraged to exhibit a favorite hobby or collection. An award will be given in each of the two exhibit divisions. To reserve a free table or for more information, contact Bart Johnson at 443-786-4086 or bart@mris.com Dollar hot dogs and sodas will be for sale at lunch along with bake sale items. Products from the museum shop will also be for sale, as well as memberships in the organization.

Girl's Night Out The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) will hold its fourth annual Girl's Night Out fundraiser featuring the Marvelous Men of Milford on Friday, May 1 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Harrington Raceway and Casino presented by The Milford Chamber of Commerce (CCGM) and DBCC. The Marvelous Men of Milford will be modeling, mascots will be challenging, food and drinks will be flowing, and raffles and games will be offered to raise funds to support the DBCC. Last year's event raised over $24,000 and $13,000 was donated to DBCC. The rest of the proceeds went to support the CCGM. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.milfordchamber.com or call 302-422-3344.

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.

FSCAA Mini Golf Tournament First State Community Action Agency will hold its 2nd Annual Miniature Golf Tournament at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 14, at Jungle Jim's in Rehoboth Beach. Registration is $200 for a team of four which includes lunch. Deadline to register is Wednesday, May 1. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Proceeds support First State's community-based programs benefitting local youth. For more information or to register, contact Kaneisha Trott at 856-7761, ext. 138 or visit www.firststatecaa.org.

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: The last shoot for the season is April 25. Rain date: 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.

Bus Trip to NYC St. Stephens United Methodist Church is offering a Bus Trip to NYC on Saturday, May 16. Cost of $45 per person covers bus, tip to driver and a small donation to St. Stephens UMC. Money and signed waiver are due to the church office now. The bus will depart Walmart in 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.

Trip to Vermont & New Hampshire A $50 deposit is due now for the bus trip to Vermont & New Hampshire on Sept. 14-18. Cost for five days is $815 per person/doubles and $945/single. Trip includes four breakfasts, one buffet lunch, complete with Austrian pastries, at the Von Trapp Family Lodge where you can enjoy the Sound Of Music's 50th anniversary celebration. Also, three dinners, including one aboard a train around Lake Winnipesaukee. The first night in Vermont will be entertainment after dinner. Next day, a visit to Stowe Village, Ben & Jerry's and the Trapp Family Lodge. In New Hampshire, a stop at the Franconia Notch Visitor's Center and a ride on the longest sky ride in New Hampshire, the Loon Mountain Gondola. Enjoy dinner followed by the movie "On Golden Pond." Next day, a narrated morning cruise on Squam Lake where the movie was filmed. In the Lakes region you can also explore the Moultonboro Country Store and the Loon Center before the dinner/train ride. For more information, call Rose at 629-7180.

ALL ABOUT MEETINGS:

Airport Advisory meeting The Sussex County Airport Advisory Committee meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, Sussex County Airport, 21911 Rudder Lane, Georgetown. The meeting is open to the public.

Widowed Persons meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, April 21 at noon at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. Planned guest speaker will be Terry Shutt of the Toastmasters Club. All 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.

Republican Women's Club meeting The Seaford Republican Women's Club will meet at Pizza King in Seaford at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 23. Steve Rose, CEO of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, and Renee Morris, senior director of the Nanticoke Foundation, will present the program. Lunch from the menu is available following the meeting. Everyone is invited.

MOPH meeting Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 25 at the Hometown Diner, 611 N. DuPont Blvd., Unit 3, Milford. All combat wounded are invited to come and meet fellow combat wounded veterans. For more information, contact John Jackson at 302-228-9577 or MOPH1787@gmail.com. Visit the MOPH Facebook page at facebook.com/moph1787 for information on veteran health care, benefits, and employment.

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.

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. Lunch is available. New members are always welcome. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.

Book Discussion Group 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. For more information, call Laurel at 302-226-3773. 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.

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.

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.

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. To join DAR, contact Cathie Dickerson at 629-5309.

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, Middle-ford 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 Nanti-coke 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.

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.

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, please call Sherry Norman at 302-519-8519.