Bulletin Board
Thursday, April 16, 2009

Seaford-walk/run Join us on Saturday, April 25. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. (rain date is Sunday, April 26 at 1 p.m.) We invite you to walk, run, push, pull or pedal around the site of the new library. All funds raised will support the Seaford Library & Cultural Center. Refreshments provided. Collection envelopes may be picked up at the Seaford Library. Participants that raise $50 or more in pledges will receive a complimentary event t-shirt. Prizes will be awarded for the most money raised in various age categories. Questions may be directed to 629-2336.

Weight Loss Club The Slow and Steady Weight Loss Club will hold an open house on Tuesday, April 28 from 11 a.m. to noon at Grace Baptist Church on Atlanta Road in Seaford. Anyone interested in losing weight in a relaxed group setting is invited to join us. Slow and Steady is a non-profit, non-religious weight loss support club open to anyone over 13-years-old. We follow the government's weight loss program at www.Nutrition.gov. For more information, call 410-883-3407 or e-mail ssweightlossclub@yahoo.com.

Class of 2011 fund raiser The Seaford High School Class of 2011 is holding its major fundraiser of the year, a chicken bbq, on April 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., next to Dover Pools in Seaford. Tickets are $6 each and meals include 1/2 chicken, roll, chips, a pickle, and soda or water. To pre-purchase tickets, call Susan Cox-Cannon at Seaford High School, at 629-4587 ext. 232 or come by on the day.

Geraniums ready for pick-up Geraniums ordered to benefit the AAUW Scholarship Program may be picked up and paid for at the West Seaford Elementary School parking lot on Saturday, April 25, from 8 until 11 a.m. Any orders not picked up by 11 a.m. will be sold to the public. Thank you for your support of this program.

Yacht Club yard sale The Yacht Club in Blades will hold a yard sale May 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tables are $10 each. Call 875-7143 and leave a message.

AARP picnic AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 of western Sussex County will hold its annual picnic on Thursday, May 14, from noon to 4 p.m., at the Soroptimist Park pavilion grounds, across from Methodist Manor House on Middleford Road in Seaford. Cost per person is $5, plus a covered dish. Hot dogs, fried chicken and refreshments will be provided by the chapter. RSVP before Thursday, May 7, by calling hospitality chair Mary Noel at 337-1054, or chapter president Gladys Bonowicz at 875-1519 for mailing information.

Woodland UMC dinner The women of the Woodland United Methodist Church will serve a chicken and dumpling dinner on Saturday, April 18, at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost is adults, $10; children 6-12 years are $4; 5 years and under are free. Woodland Church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry house. No carry-outs. For additional information call 629-5404 or 629-4662.

Covered dish dinner Olde Seaford Block Watch covered dish dinner will be held Monday, April 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Seaford City Hall building. The program will have Arlene Marvel from the University of Delaware Extension Office speaking on "Beautifying with flowers." Drinks and desserts will be furnished.

Vintage Car & Tractor Show The sixth annual Vintage Car & Antique Tractor Show will be held at Concord United Methodist Church near Seaford on Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featured are the Historic Vintage Car Club of Delaware and the First State Antique Tractor Club. Anyone interested in showing an antique car or farm vehicle is welcome. Dash plaques will be given to the first 50 exhibitors. There is no charge for showing your vehicle. Items for sale include scrapple sandwiches, oyster sandwiches, hot dogs, homemade pies and cakes, coffee and soda. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 629-7706.

Friends of the Library Sale The Friends of the Seaford Library indoor yard, book, plant and bake sale is Saturday, May 16 from 7 a.m. to noon at the Seaford District Library, rain or shine. Use the meeting room door at the end of the library building. If you have items, books or plants to donate, they may be left starting Wednesday, May 13. Plants will be cared for until the sale. No clothing will be accepted. Proceeds will help fund educational programs at the library. For more information, call the library at 629-2524.

Benefit car wash planned Three honors students from Seaford High School will hold a car wash at Home Team Realty (across from Big Lots) to benefit the "Pegeen and Samantha Brown Pediatric Fund," on Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to noon. Donations are welcome.

Seaford Library
  • "Lights, Camera, Action!" The Seaford District Library hosts "Movie Night" on Thursday, April 16 at 5:30 p.m.
  • The Seaford District Library Book Discussion on the The Maltese Falcon on Saturday, April 18 has been canceled.
  • The "Science and Religion" book discussion will meet on Monday, April 20 at 6 p.m.
  • Baby Bookworms, an infant story time, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., no registration required
  • Toddler Tales story time, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., no registration required
  • 3-5 Story Time, Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Registration now required, and opens two weeks before the story time date.
  • The Seaford District Library has joined IHOP in an effort to raise money for the Library. Eat a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury, Md. IHOP locations and return an itemized receipt along with a comment card to the Seaford District Library. We must have the comment cards with itemized receipts in order to receive the reimbursement. The Seaford Library will receive 10% of the total receipt.
  • Be part of the live audience as the Big Read Radio Players recreate a 1940's radio show of "The Maltese Falcon" written by Dashiell Hammett. Show starts at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 25.
  • There will be a board meeting on Tuesday, April 28 at 6 p.m.
  • "Food Lore: Our Regional Cuisine - Scrapple, Muskrat & More," a program presented by author and storyteller Ed Okonowicz, will be held on Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m., at the Seaford District Library.

  • Luncheon The Member Services Committee of the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce brings you the annual Administrative Professionals' Appreciation Luncheon at noon, Wednesday, April 22, at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. Cost is $20 each - including gratuity. There will be gift bags, buffet lunch, and door prizes. A presentation by Dr. Warren Chen, Medical Director of Radiology, Nanticoke Health Services. By reservation only - RSVP no later than April 17 - name of business, number attending, at $20 each. Make checks payable to the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce. No payments will be accepted at the door. No substitutions are allowed.

    Wee Learner Enrollment begins Wee Learner Christian Prepschool is now accepting enrollments for the school year September 2009 to June 2010. Classes are 8:15 to 11:45 a.m. for children ages 3-4; and 12:30 to 4 p.m. for children ages 4-5. You may call the school for an appointment or for more details at 629-6261.

    'Foods for Thought' seminar "Foods for Thought" seminar, presenting the latest research on how nutrition affects mood, memory, learning and behavior will be held April 28, 30 and May 5 and 7, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. An opportunity to mingle and taste delicious healthy foods and participate in interactive break-out sessions each evening. A seminar workbook, including healthy recipes, will be available for $20. This free health seminar is being hosted by the Seaford Seventh-day Adventist Church. Seating is limited so register early. For further information or to make reservations visit www.lifestylematters.net, or call 875-3743 to register with Delta Nichols.

    BEDCO Boat Show & Auction BEDCO, operator of the Blades Marina, announces a Boat Show & Auction for May 7, 8 and 9. Those boats being auctioned will be sold on May 9. Applications may be obtained at the marina office or by calling 628-8600.

    Fitness classes Come join us in fitness classes: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, at 9 a.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. We meet in St. John's UMC Fellowship Hall in Seaford. (Sponsored by St. John's but open to the public.) Beginners to intermediate participants are welcome in this fun, faith-filled, co-ed, non-competitive, resistance training, stretching, high/low aerobic class. For more information call Carol Lynch at 629-7539.


    Higher Ground Youth Ministry Centenary United Methodist Church's Higher Ground Youth Ministry is hosting a golf tournament on Saturday, May 16, at Seaford Golf & Country Club. The tournament will raise funds for Higher Ground's mission trip and outreach programs. Registration for the golf tournament is $85 per golfer or $330 for a foursome. Spots are also available for sponsors. The tournament begins at 9:30 a.m. on May 16, register before April 30. Contact Blair Hall at 875-8106 or visit www.highergroundgolf.webs.com for registration or for more information about the tournament.

    Attention Active Duty Veterans The American Legion Post 19 of Laurel is actively recruiting new members for the post. Membership eligibility dates: WWI, April 6, 1917-Nov. 11, 1918; WWII, Dec. 2, 1941-Dec. 31, 1948; Korean War, June 25, 1950-Jan. 31, 1955; Vietnam War, Feb. 28, 1961-May 7, 1975; Lebanon/Grenada, Aug. 24, 1982-July 31, 1984; Panama, Dec. 29, 1989-Jan. 31, 1990; Gulf War, Aug. 2, 1990-Cessation of hostilities as determined by the U.S. Government. Any member serving today is eligible if they are on active duty. Proof of service (DD-214) is required. Call Bettylou Evans, membership chairperson at 875-0167 for more information or fax 875-1943 or send a note of interest with your name, address and phone number to P.O. Box 329, Laurel, DE 19956.

    Library offers two programs Professional storytellers from the Delmarva area will offer two programs at the Laurel Public Library this month. Ed Oconowicz returns with a new program, "Remembering Nights at the Drive-In," on Wednesday, April 22 at 7 p.m. A significant symbol of American culture, drive-in theaters are rapidly disappearing. Ed will discuss the drive-in experience from its beginning in 1933 to its "golden era" in the 1950's. An evening of action-packed suspense and intrigue awaits on Wednesday, April 29 at 7 p.m. when Michael Boudewyns and his cast will entertain with a radio play based on the classic detective novel, The Maltese Falcon, written by Dahiell Hammett. Audiences will participate as actors recreate a 1940's radio show of this classic story. Both programs will be held in the Carpenter Community Room. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184.

    Charity car wash Christ United Methodist Church of Laurel will hold a charity car wash and hot dog sale to benefit the church and its softball team at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, and 10 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at the church. The church is located at 510 Central Avenue, Laurel. Free, but donations are welcomed. Hot dogs and drinks will be for sale. For more information, call 302-542-7208.

    Used book sale The Friends of the Laurel Public Library's used book sale continues through Saturday, April 18th during regular library hours.Ê Box and bag days will be held on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, when everything you can fit into a box or a bag will only cost $1. For more information, please call the library at 875-3184.

    Hope Lodge oyster roast Hope Lodge #4 will be having an oyster roast at its 6th street location, Laurel, on Saturday, April 18. Oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, and homemade cream of crab soup will be available. This will be the last oyster roast until September. Hours are from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m. All are welcome.

    Laurel F.D. Auxiliary fundraiser The Laurel Fire Dept. Auxiliary is currently participating in a fund-raiser sponsored by Avon called, "Bentley the Bear." This fundraiser will continue until May 31. The cost is $19.99 and the intention of this fund-raiser is to ask individuals or organizations to consider purchasing a minimum of one of these bears which can be donated to either a local fire department, police department, hospital or nursing-care facility. Contact any member of the Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary or send your check or money order payable to the Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary in the amount of $19.99 to 207 W. Tenth St., Laurel, DE 19956. Include where you would like "Bentley" donated. The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary is currently seeking new members. Anyone interested in joining, contact any current member of the auxiliary or contact the Laurel Fire Department at 875-3081.

    American Legion Scholarships American Legion Post 19 in Laurel will be awarding two scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each to qualified students graduating in 2009. Forms are in Laurel High School, Sussex Tech and at the Laurel Library. The Legion asks that if anyone knows of a qualified student who has family affiliation with Post 19, encourage them to apply. Deadline is May 1.

    Laurel Chamber breakfast Laurel Chamber of Commerce invites you to join us for our "A Cherry Blossom" administrative professionals breakfast. Treat your assistant(s) to a morning of food and fun. Guest Speaker: Allison Cherry of Avery Hall Insurance Group. At the Georgia House Restaurant, on Wednesday, April 22, at 7:30 a.m. For tickets, call the chamber office at 875-9319. Price is $10 non-refundable. RSVP to the chamber office by April 17.

    Car Wash Christ the Cornerstone Community Church will hold a carwash and sale of donations, hot dogs, baked goods, on Saturday, April 25, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bring your table and set it up, if you wish. Call 875-8150 for information. The church is located between Laurel and Seaford on Rt. 13A.

    Laurel Chamber seeks food vendors Laurel Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for food vendors for its 4th of July celebration.

    AARP Driving Course Laurel Senior Center will have an AARP Refresher Driving Course, on April 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members. To register for the course call 875-2536.

    Laurel Lioness bingo Laurel Lioness Vera Bradley bingo will be held Tuesday, April 21, at Laurel Fire Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. Play starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available from any Lioness or call 875-5597. Cost of tickets: advanced sales $20; at door, $25. Many door prizes and refreshments will be available.

    Clean-up week The Town of Laurel will be holding a cleanup week for town residents, beginning on Monday, April 20, until Saturday, April 25. Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Residents will be required to bring their garbage, waste, etc. to the dumpster locations and are responsible for unloading their waste into the dumpsters. Items that will not be collected are: hazardous materials, fuel, gas, oil, paint, computers. Town staff will be available to assist those who need assistance with unloading waste. The dumpsters will be located across from town hall in the municipal parking lot, located on Poplar Street. Residents are required to bring a picture ID and utility bill showing registered address.

    'Laurel Pride in Bloom Month' Since 2007, Mayor John Schwed has declared the month of May, "Laurel Pride in Bloom" month. The Public Works Department makes extra efforts to clean up the town and add new landscaping to the parks. Traditionally, the third weekend in May is the Laurel High School, Alumni Weekend and St. Philip's Church, Strawberry Festival. This year the library is planning to offer programs throughout the month, highlighting the history and beauty of the town. The Bank of Delmarva has provided funding for barrels of spring flowers for display throughout the town. Organizations, businesses and residents are encouraged to join these efforts to clean up the town and plant or display spring flowers and wreathes. For additional information, contact the Chamber of Commerce office at 875-9319, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday.


    Dinner Club Join us at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. beginning in April and continuing through May for the Greenwood Dinner Club. This will be an evening of fellowship and a delicious dinner entrée, dessert and beverage. Cost for members is $6 and non-members are $8. For menus or more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.

    CHEER anniversary The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will celebrate their 35th anniversary on Tuesday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with all day prize bingo and door prizes. The celebration will continue on Wednesday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with musical entertainment by Cathy Gorman, a basket raffle and games after lunch. For more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.

    Hearing loss presentation In celebration of Better Speech and Hearing month in May, the Greenwood Public Library will host a presentation entitled, "What's the Scoop? Hearing Loss and Hearing Aids," on Friday, April 24 at 3 p.m. Linda Heller, rehabilitation audiologist and president of the Hearing Loss Association of Delaware, will speak on the basics of hearing loss and how it can be helped by hearing aids. For more information, or to register, call the Greenwood Library at 349-5309.

    Book discussion group Greenwood Library's Bound by Books discussion group will discuss the book, Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson, on Tuesday, April 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The program will be held in the library meeting room and is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served. For a copy of the book, visit the Greenwood Public Library or call Robin Miller at 302-349-5309.

    Beginning computer classes Visit the Greenwood Public Library every Wednesday afternoon from 3 to 4 p.m. and learn the basics of a mouse and keyboard in a relaxed atmosphere. Registration is required, so call 349-5309 or come by the library to sign up.

    Friends of the Bridgeville Library The Friends of the Bridgeville Library have another delicious fundraiser to promote. All you have to do is enjoy a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury IHOP locations, any day, any meal. Take and fill out the comment card, staple your reciept to the comment card and drop it off at The Bridgeville Library, Bridgeville Town Hall, or The Providence Sales Cottage at Heritage Shores. For more information, call Pat McDonald at 337-7192

    Indoor yard sale Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville will hold an indoor yard sale in the Fellowship Hall on Saturday, April 18 from 7 a.m. to noon. For more information, call the church office at 337-7409.

    Clean-up day Bridgeville will hold a neighborhood clean-up day on Saturday, May 9. All items must be curbside by 6 a.m., as M-T trash will only go down each street once. Allowable items for pick-up include: furniture, household trash, stoves, and limbs bundled in 4-ft. lengths. Items that will not be picked up include tires, batteries, oil, construction materials, dirt, rocks, bricks, etc. M.T. Trash will have a truck available to pick-up refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners, as long as the freon has been removed.


    Troop 174 chicken barbeque The parents of BSA Troop 174, Delmar will hold a chicken barbeque on Saturday, April 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wilmington Trust Bank in Delmar. Dinners are $7 each. Profits help send our scouts to summer camp.

    Ladies Auxiliary Bingo event The Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is holding a Bingo event featuring Longaberger and Vera Bradley products on Thursday, April 23. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For ticket information, call 875-2195 or 302-846-2335.

    Beef & dumpling dinners The Delmar High School Band hosts an AYCE beef and dumpling dinner at the Delmar VFW on State Street in Delmar on Sunday, April 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. The Delmar Teens Against Cancer Relay for Life Team will host a beef and dumpling dinner at the VFW on Sunday, April 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 for both dinners and include beef and dumplings, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, dessert, tea or coffee. Carry-outs are available. Walk-ins are welcome or call 410-896-3195 for tickets.

    Ruritans fish fry The Bi-State Ruritans will sponsor a fish fry on Saturday, April 18 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Melson Church Community Hall, east of Delmar. Cost is $8 per person for fish or chicken, french fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, rolls, iced tea and coffee. Desserts will be available for a nominal fee. A chinese auction is also planned and bidders do not need to be present to win.


    Fashion Show planned The Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus will host a fashion show and luncheon on Thursday, April 30 at Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown. Adult Plus+ members and Delaware Tech staff will model the latest spring and summer fashions provided by "That Boutique" of Milford. The program will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost to the public is $19, which includes lunch and the show. For more information call the Adult Plus+ program office at 302-856-5618.

    Second Street Players of Milford The Second Street Players of Milford presents Neil Simon's comedy Jake's Women on April 24-25 and May 1-2 at 8 p.m. and April 26 and May 3 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15. On Saturday, April 25 there is a dinner/theatre package with the Georgia House Restaurant in downtown Milford for $45. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. and a cash bar is available. For tickets, call 422-0222.

    Ham & turkey shoot The Ellendale Ruritan Club ham and turkey shoot, Saturday, April 25 (rain date May 2) at 11:30 a.m., at Ellendale VFW, on V.F.W. Road. Directions: 1/2 mile south of U.S. 113 and 16 intersection). Refreshments will be available for sale. (If rain dates are cancelled, we will go to next shoot.) For possible cancellations call 302-422-2948 or cell 302-249-7025.

    Ruritan Club All-you-can-eat Sunday breakfast buffet served by the Galestown Ruritan Club, on the fourth Sunday of each month October to June, from 7-10 a.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 children 6-12 years, at The Galestown (Md) Community Hall, 5833 School House Road. Buffet features blueberry pancakes, eggs, scrapple, sausage, creamed chipped beef, biscuits, potato casserole, hominy, fruit cup and sticky buns.


    Orioles vs. Yankees game Seaford Recreation Department's annual trip to see the Yankees vs. the Orioles is Friday, May 8. Cost is $55 and includes a ticket to the game and charter bus transportation. To reserve a ticket or for more information, call the office at 629-6809.

    Seaford AARP trips offered Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 is offering the following trips to the public. Friday, May 22 - Gettysburg, Pa. Visit the Eisenhower Farm; $79. At the Visitor's Center, view the Cyclorama painting which depicts the entire Civil War. Visit the galleries that use exhibits, sound and video to give a better understanding of the Civil War. A buffet lunch is included at General Picketts Buffet.
    Wednesday, July 1 - Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. to see the musical, "Singin' In The Rain," $79.
    Wednesday, Sept. 2 - Rainbow Dinner Theatre to see "Uncle Chick's Last Wish," $70. Includes a trip to the beach.
    September 12-18 - Mackinac Island, Mich., $790 pp double. Trip includes six hot breakfasts, five dinners and one luncheon at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. In Frankenmuth, take a guided tour to see points of interest you can visit during your stay. The motorcoach takes us to Christmas Wonderland. Take a ferry to the island where you will have a guided tour by horse and carriage before being taken to the Grand Hotel for lunch. Here you will see the longest porch in the world. Travel to Saulte Saint Marie where you will enjoy a ride through the Soo Locks and on to the Kewadin Casino for dinner.
    Friday, Oct. 16 - Strasburg Railroad with lunch on the train and a visit to the train museum, $69.
    Nov. 16-20 - "Christmas At The Biltmore" in Asheville, N.C., $589 pp double. Tour the Biltmore grounds, winery and farm village. Included is a candlelight tour, candlelight dinner, two dinner theaters and a visit to Chimney Rock Park.
    Wednesday, Dec. 2 - American Music Theatre to see a Christmas show, $92. A meal at Millers Smorgasbord is included.
    Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180 to make reservations for these trips.

    April trips Broaden your horizons with a one-of-a-kind trip on the Potomac Cruise and Luncheon on Tuesday, April 21. The ever-popular Dandy takes you on a round trip, two and a half hour luncheon cruise up the Potomac River. Relive the history of Old Town Alexandria on Tuesday, April 21. This trip allows you to have a day on your own to enjoy cobblestone streets, a tall ship anchored on the waterfront, historic landmarks, and antique shops. Disney's fairy tale love story "Beauty and the Beast" will premiere at Toby's Theater on Thursday, April 23. Take a trip to the Smithsonian on Saturday, April 25. Stroll through the eight museums located on the National Mall between the Washington Monument and the Capitol. Experience the "monumental tour" of the World War II Memorial and much more on Tuesday, April 28. This trip offers a first-rate guided tour of Vietnam, Women in Armed Forces, Einstein, Jefferson, Korean, Lincoln, Iowa Jima and the FDR memorial. Don't miss a unique trip to the United States Botanic Gardens on Thursday, April 30. View rare living plants from around the world and have independent time to explore. For complete trip information, contact Delaware Tech's Corporate and Community Programs at 302-854-6966.

    Rails & Trails Escorted motor-coach trip to Waterville Valley, New Hampshire sponsored by the Seaford WPS, Sept. 21-24. Four days and three nights - cost $639 per person, includes lodging, three breakfasts, three dinners, entertainment, cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee, Castle in the clouds, Rock Estates, Mt. Washington Cog Railway, dinner on Lake Winnipesaukee Railroad, Wolfeboro Village, all gratuities, taxes and baggage handling. Or additional information contact Frances Horner at 629-4416.

    Bethel UMC trip Sailors Bethel United Methodist Church is sponsoring a trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C. to attend Gaitherfest with Bill and Gloria Gaither. Prices: single, $750; double, $575 per person (2 in a room); triple, $525 per person (3 in a room); quad, $525 per person (4 in a room). Deposit of $150 per couple with booking, $75 for single. Tour includes: Thursday, Oct. 1, arrive in Myrtle Beach, S.C. at the Beach Cove Resort. Dinner at Chestnut Hill Restaurant. Friday, Oct. 2, Breakfast buffet at the hotel, Myrtle Beach Low Country Tour, shopping at Broadway at the Beach. Return to hotel to freshen up and at 6 p.m. go to Gaitherfest show at the Convention Center. Sunday, Oct. 4, breakfast buffet at the hotel and return for home. All included in prices above. Deposit of $150 per couple with booking; $75 for single.


    Embroiders' Guild The Sussex Chapter of Embroiders' Guild meets on the second Monday of the month - Sept. through June at 10 a.m. at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. We welcome all levels of stitchers from beginner to advanced. For more information call 410-208-9386. Questions call 302-539-9717.

    Georgetown AARP Join Georgetown AARP Chapter 5340 at their monthly luncheon meetings held on the first Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Sussex Pines Country Club. For details contact: Dee Richards at 302-841-5066 or Bettie Comer at 302-265-5606.

    Widowed persons service The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, April 21, at 12:15 p.m. at the Golden Corral, Salisbury, (302 E. Naylor Mill Road). The planned guest speaker will be Jessica Marine of the Eastern Shore veterinary Hospital. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.

    Delaware Equine Council The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council is Monday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at Harrington Public Library. We are gearing up for the 2009 equine expo on Saturday, April 25 and preparing for upcoming events. Anyone interested in horses is welcome to attend. For more information, call Stan at 302-684-3966.

    Seaford Historical Society Because of existing conflicts the Seaford Historical Society Board of Trustees meeting for the month of April will be held on the fourth Monday, April 27 at 7 p.m., instead of the usual third Monday as was originally scheduled. The meeting will be held in the Webb Room of the Seaford Museum.

    Genealogical Society The Sussex County Genealogical Society's next meeting on Saturday, April 18 will feature Dr. Fred Seyfert speaking on "The Other Side of the Battle–A Civil War Story." The lecture is about the families of the men who served (both North and South) and how they were affected by the war. Dr. Seyfert is a retired pastor and educator in the Peninsula-Delaware Conference of the United Methodist Church. The meeting will be held in the Rehoboth Beach Public Library's upstairs meeting room, 226 Rehoboth Ave., and begins at 10:30 a.m. Everyone interested in family history is welcome. There is no charge and parking is free.

    GOP women The Seaford Republican Women's Club will meet on Thursday, April 23, at 10:30 a.m. at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. At 11 a.m., Debbie Engle, outreach officer of the Sussex County Unit of the Salvation Army, will talk about how the downturn in the economy is impacting requests for help. Each person attending is asked to bring at least one canned goods item to donate to the Salvation Army cause. The meeting is open to the public. There is no charge. Lunch from the menu is optional. For further information, call Sharlana Edgell at 629-7123.

    Republican Women's Club The next meeting of the Sussex County Republican Women's Club is Wednesday, April 22 at the Sussex Pines Country Club. This is a luncheon meeting and will begin at 10:45 a.m. The meeting features a presentation on homeland security and disaster preparedness by Bob George, coordinator of the Citizen Corps and Community Emergency Response Team of the Delaware Emergency Management Agency. Cost of the meeting and lunch is $15 and reservations can be made by calling Kathy Vengazo at 302-539-4757. Visitors are welcome. For more information, visit www.SCRWC.net.

    NAARFE The Georgetown Chapter (1992) of the National Association of Active Retired Federal Employees will hold their next meeting at noon on Monday, April 20, at Pizza King in Seaford. For more information, call Charles Singman at 337-0337.