Bulletin Board
Thursday, March 26, 2015
 
ALL ABOUT SEAFORD:

Western Sussex Job Fair Are you looking for employment in Western Sussex County? Job candidates are invited to meet prospective employers at the Seaford Library & Cultural Center during the Western Sussex County Job Fair sponsored by The Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce, the Seaford Public Library, and the Job Center at Delaware Libraries on Monday, March 30, from 3-6 p.m. This is a free event and pre-registration is not necessary. Attendees should bring up to 20 copies of their up-to-date resume, as well as a full list of business and personal references, including their contact information. Candidates should come dressed to impress and be prepared to interview, and ask and answer questions. The Job Center at Seaford Public Library is available to help candidates with preparations prior to the date of the job fair. For more information about Job Center services, contact Hope Ellsworth at 222-3616 or hope.ellsworth@lib.de.us.

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.

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry The last Fish Fry will be held this Friday, March 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.

Basket Bingo is Rescheduled The Seaford Library & Cultural Center will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at the Seaford Moose Lodge on a new date: Tuesday, April 7. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the first game starts at 7. All ticket sales/reservations will be carried over to the new date. Tickets are available at the Library or by calling 629-4637 (Janet M) or 536-1449 (Peggy B) 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 contact the Seaford Library & Cultural Center at 629-2524.

Quarter Auction for Mason Team Mason will hold a quarter auction on Saturday, April 11 at 1 p.m. at Stein Highway Church of God in Seaford for baby Mason who was taken to AI Dupont Children's Hospital on March 3 for Shaken Baby Syndrome. Mason has undergone extensive surgery in hopes of a full recovery. Mason and his family have a long road ahead. Paddle and entry is $5. Extra paddles are $3 each. Doors open at noon. Food will be available for purchase. Please bring your own quarters for the auction. To reserve tickets, call Dawn at 381-8085.

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.

AAUW Geranium Sale The Western Sussex Branch of AAUW is taking orders for their annual geranium sale to raise scholarship money for a local high school student, a Del Tech student going on for an advanced degree, and a Delaware Space Academy student. Lakeside Greenhouse in Laurel will again provide us with the best quality plants. Available colors are red, white, pink, salmon, and fuchsia. The price for each 6-inch pot is $4.50. To order, call 629-4619. The plants will be available for pick-up at the West Seaford Elementary School parking lot on Saturday, April 25 between 8 and 11 a.m. The geraniums left at 11 a.m. 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.

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:

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.

Easter Goodies Sale Cookies, candy, cakes, etc. will be for sale at Christ the Cornerstone Community Church located at the corner of Bethel Road in Laurel on Saturday, March 28, from 9 am to 1 p.m.

Laurel Library Book Sale The Friends of the Laurel Library will hold its annual book sale on April 6, 7, 8 in the Laurel Library Community Meeting Room from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A wide range of gently-used books, hardbacks and paperbacks, fiction and non-fiction will be for sale. Some of your favorite authors plus art, biography, cookbooks, crafts, children's books and history are included at reasonable prices.

New Century Club meeting The Laurel New Century Club will host Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee at its April meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7, at Abbott's on Broad Creek. Secretary Kee will speak on "Ag Internationally" and about how women contribute to the industry. The meeting will be open to the public; contact Marlene Collins at 875-3091 by April 3, if you plan to attend and let her know if you plan to order lunch.

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.

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.

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:

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

Chicken and Dumpling Dinner A Chicken and Dumpling Dinner will be held on Sunday, March 29, from noon to 4 p.m. at Delmar VFW Post 8276, 200 W. State St., Delmar, Md. AYCE, carry-outs will be available. Platters include green beans, mashed potatoes, dressing, rolls and butter, tea or coffee. Dessert will be available at a small cost. This project is sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW and will benefit the State Presidents Special Project.

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:

Bridgeville Library events March 28, 10 a.m. - noon - Hop on over to our Easter Egg Extravaganza. We'll play bingo, make crafts, and enjoy an Easter egg hunt grand finale! Light refreshments will be served. Cookbook Club will meet on Saturday, March 28 from 1-3 p.m. For more information, contact the Bridgeville Library at 302-337-7401.

ALL ABOUT GREENWOOD:

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.

Family Movie Night On Monday, March 30, at 6 p.m., the Greenwood Library will show Big Hero 6' for its monthly Family Movie Night. Big Hero 6 is about the special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. This movie is rated PG for action, peril, some rude humor and thematic events. A snack will be provided, but bring your own beverage. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The program is sponsored by the Greenwood Public Library and is free and open to all.

Reading therapy dog training Does your dog love to be with people, especially children? Have you been wanting to spend quality time with your four-legged friend and make a difference in a child's life at the same time? Then get involved with L.E.A.P., or Literacy Education Assistance Pups. The L.E.A.P. organization will hold training sessions at the Greenwood Public Library for you and your dog to prepare to become a reading therapy team. Sessions will be held from 6-7 p.m. on the following Monday evenings: April 6, April 13, and April 20. In order to participate, your dog must be at least one-year-old, pass a temperament test given the first session of the series, and attend all three training sessions. Current vet records need to be provided and a background check for the handler is required. In addition, the handler must be at least 18-years-old and pay annual dues of $30. Pre-registration is required and may be done in person at the Greenwood Library or by calling 349-5309.

Houdini's Birthday' Magic Show On Tuesday, April 7, at 3:30 p.m. at the Greenwood Library, magician Mark Zacharia will present a magic show in honor of Houdini's birthday. Mark has prepared an interactive family magic program for audiences ages five and older. 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.

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. 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.

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.

ALL ABOUT BLADES:

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:

Botanic Gardens presentation Learn about the Delaware Botanic Gardens progress toward opening in June 2017 near Dagsboro. Michael Zajic, president of the non-profit Gardens, will give a half hour slide show and talk about the project and what it will feature. The presentation will be held on Saturday, March 28 from 10:15 a.m. to noon at the Georgetown Library. This presentation is one of a series sponsored by the Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek. For more information, visit delawaregardens.org.

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. The chapter's April monthly meeting is at noon on Monday, April 6, at the Georgetown CHEER Center. Speakers will be The Pitts on health issues for seniors. To attend the meetings, call Anita at 856-6215. Lunch is $14.

Johnny Appleseed' program In celebration of Delaware Libraries 2015 slogan, "Every Hero has a Story" and to celebrate Earth Day, the Delaware Nature Society will visit The Georgetown Public Library, at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 8, to present "Johnny Appleseed." This program is filled with rhymed text and illustrations that relate the life of John Chapman, whose distribution of apple seeds and trees across the Midwest made him a legend and left a legacy still enjoyed today. The program will have a hands-on component. All ages are welcome.

THINGS TO DO ELSEWHERE:

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.

Spaghetti Dinner A spaghetti dinner with meat or meatless sauce, salad bar, and homemade desserts will be held on Saturday, March 28 from 5-7:30 p.m. at Felton-Viola United Methodist Church. Gluten-free pasta will also be available. Silent auction items will be bid on during dinner and purchases will be made at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for kids ages five to 12 and free for kids ages four and under. Everyone is welcome.

Learn how to preserve family archives Join the Delaware Public Archives (DPA) in Dover to learn how to preserve family archives - books, papers, photographs - for future generations. On Saturday, April 4, at 10:30 a.m., the Archives will show you how to properly handle and store your family's treasures to protect those irreplaceable memories and ensure long term preservation. Archives staff member Sarah Denison, coordinator of the historical markers program, will present information on the preservation of paper documents and photographs and will address digital preservation and changing technology. This program will highlight some of the cost-effective steps every home archivist can take to preserve their family records. The workshop is free to the public and will last about one hour. Reservations are not required. For more information, contact Tom Summers at 302-744-5047 or thomas.summers@state.de.us.

Spring Garden Tips' presentation Michael Zajic of Delaware Botanic Gardens will give a presentation on "Spring Garden Tips and Outstanding Annuals" from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 4, at the Cordrey Center of East Coast Garden Center, 30366 Cordrey Rd., Millsboro. The presentation will cover many areas of ornamental gardening to get you started for the season, and will include tips on design, containers, landscape construction materials, ponds, lawns, fertilization, native plants, best choices for butterflies, ground covers, trees, shrubs, and perennials. A $10 donation to the Delaware Botanic Garden is requested. Members of the Delaware Botanic Gardens enter free. This presentation is one of a series sponsored by the Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek. For more information, visit delawaregardens.org.

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:

Trip to Holland Tulip Festival AARP 915 is offering a trip to the Holland Tulip Festival in Holland, Mich., May 4-9. The trip includes shows, Volksparade, tulip gardens and more. The deadline to register is March 31. There are only a few seats left. Call Diana at 410-754-8189 to sign up.

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 the 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 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.

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 info, call Fran at 629-4416.

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.

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.

Bus trip to Vermont, New Hampshire Wheaton Tours is offering a bus trip to Vermont and New Hampshire on Sept. 14-18, with Rose Wheaton. Cost for five days is $815 per person/doubles and $945/single. Trip includes four breakfasts, one buffet lunch at the Von Trapp Family Lodge and three dinners, including one aboard a train around the lake. The first night in Vermont there will be entertainment in the evening after dinner. Next day, a visit to Stowe Village, Ben & Jerry's and Trapp Family Lodge for a buffet lunch. In New Hampshire, you will ride the Loon Mountain Gondola and then stop at the Franconia Notch Visitor's Center. That evening, enjoy dinner followed by the movie "On Golden Pond." Next day, a narrated morning cruise on Squam Lake where the movie was filmed. Also in the Lakes Region you can explore the Moultonboro Country Store and the Loon Center before going to Lake Winnipesaukee where we will have our train ride with dinner. For more information, call Rose at 629-7180.

ALL ABOUT MEETINGS:

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.

John Miller to speak Noted lecturer, writer and teacher John Miller will discuss his experiences teaching literature during a semester aboard the University of Virginia's ship MV Explorer at the April meeting of the Eastern Shore Writers Association in Delaware. The meeting will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 11, at Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown. Lunch will follow. The event is open to the public. Luncheon guests ($15), should RSVP at sweeneygf@aol.com. For more information, visit www.easternshorewriters.org.

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. The book for April 2 is The Dinner by Herman Koch. 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. The book for April 14 is Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat, a bittersweet fable of modern Haiti told in luminous prose. 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. The following guest speakers are scheduled: 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.\

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 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.

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.