Bulletin Board
Thursday, April 15, 2010
 

LOCAL FUNDRAISERS

NHS dinner/auction The Nanticoke Health Services dinner & auction planning committee of "crew members" is preparing for the 24th annual dinner and auction at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville on April 17. Proceeds benefit the Womens Health/Digital Mammography Services at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. For details, contact the Corporate Development office of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 629-6611, ext. 2404 or morrisr@nanticoke.org

Support the Seaford Library The Friends of the Seaford Library & Cultural Center invite everyone to come out and enjoy a meal at Seaford Pizza King on Monday, April 26, between 5 and 8 p.m., in support of the Seaford Library and Cultural Center.A portion of each bill will be donated back to the Seaford Friends Organization to support the services of the Seaford Library and Cultural Center when the library coupon is presented upon checkout. Coupons may be obtained from the Seaford Library and Cultural Center or from any member of the Friends organization.

Spring fair The spring fair, a fundraiser for Our Lady of Lourdes, Catholic Church, located next to the junior high school on Stein Highway, will take place this Saturday, April 17, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attic treasures, flowers, clothing, jewelry, books, toys, bake table, furniture and much more will be available. There will also be a money raffle, drawing at 1 p.m. Homemade soup, scrapple, hamburgers, hot dogs and sausage sandwiches to eat in or take out.

DCHS Legacy Classic Golf Tourney The 2010 Delmarva Christian High School Legacy Classic Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, April 29, at The Rookery Golf Club. Shotgun start at 8 a.m. Event format: four-person scramble. Funds raised through the Legacy Classic provide money for student scholarships and other school activities. Enjoy a great day of golf, goodie bag, polo shirt, continental breakfast, lunch, golf package prizes for low gross and low net scores. For more information, contact Jeff Bell at 841-7276.

Scholarship Fundraiser The Georgetown AARP chapter #5340 is holding a Scholarship fundraiser dinner on Monday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Roadhouse Steak Joint on Rt. 1, Rehoboth Beach. AARP greeters will be on hand from 5 to 8 p.m. Call Peggy at 856-3404 or Pat at 856-6178 for more information.

Booker Street Church Fundraiser The Booker Street Church of God is holding a fundraiser dinner on Monday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Roadhouse Steak Joint on Rt. 1, Rehoboth Beach. Members will be on hand to greet you from 5 to 8 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the building fund. Call Peggy at 856-3404 or the church at 856-9097 for more information.

Pancake & sausage fundraiser The Pastor's Aide Committee will sponsor an all you can eat pancake and sausage fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, at Applebee's in Salisbury, Md. Cost is $7 per person.For details call Brandon Gale Sr. at 410-845-5991.

CHEER Golf Tournament CHEER's First Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, April 23, at Heritage Shores Golf Club, Bridgeville. For more information, call Elizabeth Walls or John Argo at 856-5187.

Spicer Memorial Golf The Chad Spicer Memorial Golf Tounament will be held June 17. Registration, 11 a.m.; shot gun start, 12:30 p.m.; event format: four-person scramble. Enjoy a great day of golf and the opportunity to contribute to the trust fund for Officer Chad Spicer's daughter, Aubrey Spicer. To pre-register or for more information, call Stefanie Sirota at 337-9910 ext. 316 or e-mail HS Tournament@HeritageShoresGolf.com

Celebrity Golf Classic The Horsey Family Youth Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic will take place May 12-13 at Heritage Shores Golf and Country Club. There will be a host of celebrities this year with the addition of four time Super Bowl Champion, Rocky Bleier of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and more to come. For more information, contact Dale Webb at 841-5120.

SEAFORD EVENTS:

Class of 1965 Reunion Class of 1965 looking for addresses The SHS Class of 1965 Reunion Committee is planning their 45th class reunion for Saturday, Oct. 9. The Star has published a list and some of the classmates have been located. They still need addresses for the following classmates: Luiz Bueno, Barry S. Cordrey, Tyronne Drummond, Barbara Frazier Burk, Faye Hayes Wright, Sherry Hoster, Irvin Johnson, Kenny Mullin and Ronald West. If you have any information about them, call Donna Hastings Angell at 629-8077 or email her at woodlandangell@hotmail.com

AARP Annual Picnic AARP Seaford Area Chapter 1084 of Western Sussex County will have their annual "fun in the sun" day outing at Soroptimist Park in Seaford, across from the Methodist Manor House on Middleford Road. For more information and to register, call Gladys Bonowicz, chapter president, at 875-1519. Deadline to register is May 6.

SHS Class of 2012 BBQ Seaford High School's Class of 2012 will hold a Chicken BBQ on Saturday, May 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in front of Home Team Realty on Stein Highway in Seaford. The BBQ is to raise money for next year's prom. Pre-orders or drive up will be available. Cost is $7 per chicken dinner. For more information, call Leigh Ann Tull or Kedra Lineweaver at 629-4587.

PTO Auction/Fun Day The Frederick Douglass Elementary PTO is preparing for its annual Auction and Family Fun Day on Saturday, April 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the school (rain or shine). The event includes a live and silent auction, food and outdoor fun for the kids. Proceeds help fund educational assemblies and field trips, and put much needed supplies into the classrooms.

Seaford Library
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center 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 the itemized receipt along with a comment card to the Seaford Library and Cultural Center. We must have the itemized receipt in order to receive the reimbursement. The Library will receive 10% of the total receipt.
  • The "Science and Religion" book discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Monday, April 19, at 6 p.m.
For more information, call Rose Harrison at 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us

Safe Boating Class The United States Power Squadron will conduct a Safe Boating Course at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 24. The fee is $20 per person or $30 for up to three in the same family. Pre-registration is Saturday, April 17, from 9-11 a.m. You may also register on April 24 from 8:30 to 9 a.m. For more information, contact CM Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

Commemorative bricks on sale The Friends of the Seaford Library are holding a sale of commemorative bricks for display near the reading terrace at the new library. The tax-deductable 4x8 inch bricks may be purchased for $100 each, and may be inscribed in honor of, in memory of or as a gift for friends, neighbors or relatives.Proceeds will be donated to the library building fund.Order forms are available at the library. Contact Friends President Peggy Boyd (536-1449) or Vice President Connie Halter (628-0554) for details.

Stay and Play program Parents As Teachers announces the free Seaford Stay & Play program.Come have fun playing and learning with your child through a variety of toys and activities. The program is open tochildren birth through 48 months and their caregivers,on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to noon at SeafordParks & Recreation. For more information and a complete schedule, contact AnnaScovellat 856-5239.

Nanticoke Riverfest is July 8-10 The 16th annual Nanticoke Riverfest, designed to showcase the Nanticoke River and downtown Seaford, will take place Thursday and Friday, July 8-9, starting at 5 p.m. and all day Saturday, July 10, in the area in and around downtown Seaford. This year's theme "Sweet 16," celebrates the longevity of the festival and adds a 1950's flare.The festival will kick off on Thursday, July 8 with the carnival, opening ceremonies and music in and around Gateway Park. Friday night will feature the popular Little and Junior Miss Riverfest Pageant and entertainment by the Funsters. On Saturday, the Nanticoke Riverfest will feature the annual float-in, canoe and kayak races and duck dash and shopping, entertainment and giveaways for the casual visitor. Riverfest is partnering with the Seaford Historical Society and Southern Delaware Tourism to showcase the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, America's first national water trail. For more information about Riverfest, visit www.nanticokeriverfest.com or call 629-9173.

LAUREL EVENTS:

AARP Driving course An AARP Driving course will be held at the Laurel Senior Center on Monday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members. To register, call 875-2536.

Troop 90 Benefit Dance The parents of Boy Scouts Troop 90 in Laurel are having a benefit dance on Friday, May 7 from 8 p.m. to midnght, at the Laurel Fire Hall to raise money for a new trailer. Cost is $10 at the door. The current trailer is no longer safe for travel outside of the local area. Proceeds will be used to purchase a new, larger trailer to carry camping equipment. The goal is to purchase and equip the trailer before a June camping trip to Lehigh Valley for white water rafting. There will be light snacks, a silent auction and music by The Jones Boys.

Italian Night at the Fire Dept. The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary cordially invites you to attend their first Italian Night on April 17. The buffet will be held at the fire hall on 205 W. Tenth Street, from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Children 10 and under are free. For tickets contact Ann at 875-4789 or Sandy at 875-2164.

Visitors Day at the Farm Stop by Whimsical Equine Rescue, 29573 West Elliotts Dam Rd., Laurel to share in the 3rd Annual Delaware Week for the Animals, on Saturday, April 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is the first year that Whimsical Equine is participating in this celebration of the wonderful animals that touch all of our lives. You will have the opportunity to meet our horses and find your new partner! You can check out the New "used" tack store. Buy raffle tickets for several different raffle items, enjoy the food, games and prizes. Donations of feed, hay, gift cards from local feed stores would be appreciated. For more information, check out the website www.whimsicalequine.rescuegroups.org This celebration is sponsored in part by Barton's Southern States.

BRIDGEVILLE EVENTS:

Ghost Tales The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will host storyteller Ed Okonowicz - Delaware History, Ghost Stories and Tall Tales. The event will take place on Friday, April 23 at 6 p.m., in the Bridgeville Library Meeting Room. His books will be on sale at a discount. For more information, call 337-7401.

Kiwanis Prayer Breakfast The Kiwanis Club of Bridgeville is sponsoring its annual Prayer Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 1, at Union United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $10 each or may be obtained at no charge from one of the many area corporate table sponsors. This annual event features a full buffet breakfast, prayer, fellowship, music and an inspirational message. All area churches and Woodbridge School District residents are invited to attend. Seating is limited. Call George Hardesty at 337-7070 for details.

DELMAR EVENTS:

Delmar Alumni Banquet The 8th Annual Delmar High School Alumni Association banquet will be held on Saturday, April 24, at the Delmar VFW.Social hour will begin at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6. Cost is $20 per person.For more information, call Carol Warrington at 875-7427 or email deldeerelady@bwave.com

Basket Bingo for Relay for Life The Mothers Against Cancer Relay for Life Team will have its annual Basket Bingo on Thursday, May 6, at the Salisbury Moose Lodge. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m.Food, raffles, silent auction, door prizes and 50/50 will be available. The Delmar Teens Against Cancer Relay for Life Team will sell baked goods. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.For more information, call Terry at 410-896-3195.All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

Cheerleading Clinic The Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council will sponsor a Cheerleading Clinic for girls in kindergarten thru fifth grade on Saturday, April 17, at Delmar Middle/High School, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Delmar High School Varsity Cheerleading Squad will be the instructors for the clinic. Activities include stretching, tumbling, arm movements, chants, dance and building skills. Cost is $25 per girl.Bring a sweater or sweatshirt and wear comfortable pants and sneakers.Also, bring a bag lunch and drink.Water will be provided.Financial assistance is available.You do not have to be a Girl Scout to register for the camp.For more details or to sign up, call Pat Lewis at 410-742-5107 or 1-800-374-9811, ext. 26, or email plewis@cbgsc.org

Casino Night Casino Night at the Delmar Fire Department is Saturday, April 10, from 7 p.m to 1 a.m. Games include blackjack, poker, money wheels and 50-50's. Admission is $10. Must be 21 and older to enter.

Kiwanis Prayer Brakfast The Kiwais Club of Delmar will hold their annual prayer breakfast at Camelot Hall, St. Stephens United Methodist Church, 101 State Street, on Saturday, May 8 at 9 a.m. Tickets may be purchased at the door. The Rev. Timothy Duffield Sr. will deliver the message. Music will be provided by the Gospel Choir from Union United Methodist Chuch. For further information contact Jack Lynch at 410-896-9067 or Pete Overbaugh at 410-896-3725.

GREENWOOD EVENTS:

CHEER's 36th anniversary The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will be celebrating their 36th anniversary with a week-long celebration during the week of April 26-30. Throughout the week, there will be special events, guests, games, raffles and door prizes. The Cape Henlopen Gospel Choir will perform on Monday, April 26 and Leighton-Taylor will perform on Wednesday, April 28. The public is welcome. For more information, call the center at 349-5237.

Learn about rain gardens Would you like to beautify your yard, create a habitat for birds and beneficial insects, and do your part to reduce storm water pollution? Come to the Greenwood Library on Monday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m., and learn about rain gardens. Jennifer Nelson of DNREC will describe rain gardens, sharing their benefits and giving advice on how to plan and plant one. The program is free and open to all, and no registration is required. For more information, call the Greenwood Library at 349-5309.

Beginning Basket Weaving Come to the Greenwood Library and learn the art of basket weaving. Basket weaving workshops will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following Saturdays: April 17 and April 24. These workshops will be taught by Brenda Brasure, a member of the North Carolina Basket Makers Association and Nature Coast Basket Makers Guild. She will present the basics of basket weaving and then help each participant create a different basket for each Saturday they are able to attend. The fee for each session (payable on the day) will range from $25 to $30, depending on the cost of the basket. On the following Saturdays, the choices will be a Cutie Cracker Basket, Bread Basket and Napkin Basket. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, call Robin Miller at 349-5309.

'Vietnam Mailbag' book signing Award-winning author Nancy E. Lynch will be at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, for a presentation and book signing.

Anyone with any connection to those involved in the war in Vietnam will find this a rare opportunity to meet Lynch and obtain a signed copy of the book, a compilation of letters between our military and their families and friends, giving first-person insight into the experience of this historic conflict. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call the center at 349-5237.

Eat at IHOP to help the library Enjoy a meal any time at the IHOP restaurant in Seaford and support the Greenwood Library. Simply fill out a comment card after eating and give it to the cashier as you pay. You will be given a special receipt which you then take to the Greenwood Library on your next visit.

DINNERS:

Chicken & dumpling dinner Bethel United Methodist Church is offering a chicken and dumpling dinner on Saturday, April 24, from 4-6 p.m. Tickets in advance only, phone 410-754-8681 or 337-8836. They are $10 adults, $5 children under 12. The prices include dessert. No tickets will be available after April 11. The church is located west of Seaford and the north end of Oak Grove Road.

Emings BBQ at Delmar Wesleyan Delmar Wesleyan Church presents "Emings BBQ" on Saturday, April 17, from 11 a.m. to2 p.m. Tickets are $9.50 per person. Carry-outs only.For tickets, call 410-896-3600 and leave a message or call 875-1153.

Fried chicken buffet Bethany Church at Lowes Crossing Roads, eight miles east of Laurel off Route 24, will have a Fried Chicken Buffet on Saturday, April 17, from 2 to 6 p.m. Menu includes fried chicken, real mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, greens, coleslaw, applesauce, rolls, assorted desserts and drinks. Adults are $10, children $5 and carry-outs will be available.

Covered dish dinner The Old Seaford Block Watch will be hosting a covered dish dinner on Monday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m. It will be held in the City Hall, 414 High Street. Please use the ramp door. Drinks and desserts will also be furnished. Arlene Marvel from the University of Delaware Extension Office, Master Gardener, will be the guest speaker. For further information call 629-9844.

Centenary Church dinner Centenary UMW in Laurel will sponsor an all-you-can-eat chicken and dumpling dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, in the dining hall.Adults are $10, children ages 6-12 are $5, and 6 and under are free. Sweets are also available.

Free chicken lunch at Expo A free Delmarva chicken lunch will be available with each $5 donation to the Delmarva Amateur Radio and Electronics Expo this weekend. The Expo will take place Saturday, April 17, at Sussex Tech High School, Georgetown.Doors open at 7:30 a.m. This event, which is sponsored by the Sussex Amateur Radio Association and the Sussex Technical High School Amateur Radio Club, will feature all facets of amateur radio and electronics, including forums, vendors and informational displays. There will be demonstrations by the American Radio Relay League, Delmarva Power, Delaware State Police Aviation unit, Sussex County Emergency Operations Center.Beebe Medical Center will administer free blood pressure tests. Door prizes, raffles and giveaways including a HDTV, 4 kw generator and a laptop computer highlight this family style event. For more information, visit www.radioelectronicsexpo.com or call 645-2226.

Chicken & dumpling dinner The women of Woodland United Methodist Church will serve a Chicken and Dumpling dinner on Saturday, April 17, at 6 p.m.Doors open at 5:30 p.m.Cost is $10; children 6-12 are $4; 5 and under are free.Woodland Church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford, next to the Woodland Ferry house. No carry-outs.For more information, call 629-5404 or 629-4662.

Minner-Windsor Dinner The Sussex County Women's Democrat Club is hosting a Minner-Windsor Dinner at the Bridgeville Fire House on Saturday, April 17, at 6 p.m.All you can eat Chicken and Dumplings, door prizes and an auction. Speaker is Russ McCabe. Tickets are $25. For more information, call Betsy Davis at 875-7091 or e-mail betsy.davis7091@gmail.com

TRIPS:

Sight & Sound Trip The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motorcoach trip to see Joseph at Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster, Pa., on Tuesday, May 4. This is an all-new live musical production about Joseph's epic story of character and forgiveness. Cost is $98 for members, or $105 for non-members and includes transportation, show ticket and smorgasbord dinner at Hershey Farm Restaurant. Tips and gratuities are not included. The bus departs the CHEER Center at 10 a.m. and returns at 8 p.m. For more information, contact Susan Welch at 349-5237.

Seaford AARP trips June 5-6 - Strasburg, Pa. - Solve a murder mystery while having dinner on a train. Lunch at the Shady Maple before checking into your hotel and then boarding the train at 6 p.m. After buffet breakfast the next day, travel to Longwood Gardens for a guided tour before time on your own. Mid afternoon travel to Winterthur Museum and Gardens for a guided tour and tram ride before some free time. Cost: $225/double. July 22 - A day trip to Norfolk for lunch on the Spirit Of Norfolk and bingo where you can win prizes. Cost: $79. Oct. 25-29 - Pigeon Forge & Smoky Mountains Tenn. - Visit the Titanic Pigeon Forge Museum and board an actual life boat, touch an iceberg and experience the chill of the 28 degree water. The museum will display hundreds of artifacts in 20 galleries on two decks. Admission to Dollywood, Dixie Stampede Dinner Show, Black Bear Jamboree Dinner Theatre, Smith Family Dinner Theatre, Magic Beyond Belief Show. A performance at Country Tonite with entertainment of humor, dancing and singing. Also a guided tour of the great Smoky Mountains. Four breakfasts, four dinners, two lunches included. Cost: $595/double. Seaford AARP trips are open to the public. Note that all trips require a deposit on hotels, meals, entertainment, tour guides, etc. and we must have enough people booked two months in advance or we have to cancel the trip. For more information, contact Rose at 629-7180.

National Zoo trip Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motor coach trip to the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, June 24. The bus departs Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 8:30 a.m. and leaves Washington at 3 p.m. Cost is $30 per person and includes transportation. Zoo admission is free. Deadline for payment is June 3. All meals are on your own. There will be a fast food stop on the way back. Food is available at the zoo. For more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.

Trip to Yankee Stadium Centenary Church Sunshine Class is sponsoring a bus trip to Yankee Stadium on Saturday, May 29, to see the Yankees vs. the Cleveland Indians. Call 875-2823 for ticket information.

AARP trip to Chicago AARP #915's trip to Wisconsin Dells/Chicago is June 20-26. The trip includes transportation, 6 nights accommodations, 6 breakfasts and 6 full dinners, including two dinner shows. The package includes the following sites: House on the Rock, Magnificent Mile, Tommy Guns Garage, Upper Dells Boat Cruise, Sears Tower Sky Deck, Paul Bunyan's Restaurant, Circus World, Navy Pier and Carr Valley Cheese Company; six full dinners and six breakfasts;accommodations; baggage handling; taxes; and gratuities. Cost per person, single occupancy is $790; and per double occupancy, $1,010. A $75 deposit is required at sign-up. Final payment is due April 30. For reservations, call 410-754-8189 or 410-754-8588.

MEETINGS:

USCG Auxiliary United States Coast Guard Auxiliary meets the second Sunday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. For more information, contact Cindi Chaimowitz at 302-398-0309.

Sussex County Marines Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday ofeach month at 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Post #6, "the log cabin," in Seaford. All former and retired Marines, from all generations,are welcome.

Seaford Republican Women's Club The Seaford Republican Women's Club will meet on Thursday, April 22, at 10:30 a.m. at Pizza King Restaurant. Nichole Theis will be the featured speaker. She will talk about the goals and plans of the Delaware Family Policy Council. The meeting is open to the public. There is no charge. Lunch from the menu is optional. For more information call Gloria Burton at 629-4370.

USPS monthly meeting United States Power Squadron (USPS) 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 boating, sailing or canoeing, join us and participate in our classes and outings. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

SCGS meeting The Sussex County Genealogy Society (SCGS) will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Guest speaker is Dr. Tom Brown, former manager of Archival Services in the Center for Electronic Records, who will speak about the online records at the National Archives and Records Administration's website, www.archives.gov There is no charge for the meeting and anyone interested in their family history is welcome. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org or call 875-5418.

Two genealogy classesoffered Adult Plus at Delaware Technical and Community College is offering two classes to help people in the area develop their own family histories. "Mommy, Where Did I Come From?" is Tuesday, April 20 and "Research Facilities of the Eastern Shore" is Tuesday, April 27. Ralph Nelson, president of the Sussex County Genealogical Society will present the programs and provide handouts to aid in personal research. Both programs begin at 7 p.m.To register, call Del Tech at 856-5618.

NARFE meeting The Georgetown Chapter 1992 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE), will hold their next meeting on Monday,April 19,at noon, with lunch at Pizza King Restaurant on Stein Highway in Seaford. Speaker will be Linda Rogers, Master Gardeners of Sussex County, who will talk about "Planting Seeds." or more information, contact Betty Graebner at 875-7287.

School Board meeting The next Board meeting for the Seaford School District is at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 26, at the Seaford District Office.

Seaford Widowed Persons The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, April 20, at 12:15 p.m. at the Georgia House in Laurel. The planned guest speaker will be John Kisela. He plays a dulcimer, an instrument originating in the Appalachians. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Please come join us. We all enjoy the trips, lunches, dinners, etc. that we do.

SURROUNDING AREAS:

Bug and Bud Festival This year's annual Bug and Bud Festival in downtown Milford is Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is the annual Ladybug Parade, many vendors, games, fun, family activities and live entertainment.

Country breakfast buffet A country breakfast buffet will be held every fourth Sunday each month - September through June, from 7 to 10 a.m. at Galestown Community House. Adults, $7, ages 6 to 12, $4, under age 6, no charge. The buffet includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, biscuits, toast, fruit cup and sticky buns. The community house is located on School House Road at the intersection of Galestown and Reliance Roads in Galestown, Md. The dates are: April 25, May 23, June 27.

DSTA Golf Classic The 2010 DSTA (Del. State Troopers Assoc.) Golf Classic sponsored by Jack Lingo Realtors is accepting registrations for its May 20th tournament, held at the Jack Nicklaus signature Bayside Resort Golf Club in Fenwick Island. Fee is $700 per foursome with all proceeds benefiting law enforcement for Special Olympics Delaware. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, visit www.sode.org/support

Delaware Grange schedule Sunday, May 2 - State Grange Worship Service, 2:30 p.m., in the church at Marvel Carriage Museum, 510 S. Bedford St., Georgetown Sunday, June 13 -Sussex County Pomona Grange picnic, 2 p.m., Soroptimist Park, Seaford Saturday, June 26 - Bus trip to Washington, D.C., to help celebrate 50 years of the National Grange Building being in existence For more information, contact Rosalie Walls at 302-542-3875.

Vera Bradley Bingo The Greater Millsboro Kiwanis Club will host a Vera Bradley Bingo fundraiser on Saturday, April 24, at the Millsboro Fire Hall, featuring 20 regular games, two special games and two raffles, along with a 50/50 raffle and refreshments. Bingo prizes will be Vera Bradley handbags and other products. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Proceeds from the bingo will benefit local children and youth. For information, contact Millsboro Kiwanis at 934-8424 or e-mail gmillsborokiwanis@mchsi.com

Reunion Colonel Richardson High School, Class of 1985, is planning a 25th high school reunion for this fall. The committee is updating classmate addresses. For more information, contact Debbie (Feyl) Brohawn at 410-754-8910 or crhs1985@gmail.com

Basket Bingo Basket Bingo will be held April 23 at the Federalsburg V.F.W. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Games being at 7 p.m. Bingo will benefit the International Order of Odd Fellows, Hebron Lodge #14. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Contact Robert Anger at 302-542-4761 or Henry Tift at 302-858-7588 for tickets or information.

'Unrinetown, The Musical' "Urinetown, The Musical" will open on Friday, April 16 at Possum Point Players in Georgetown. The idea for "Urinetown, The Musical" came to playwright Greg Kotis when he planned a trip to Paris without considering the cost. Public bathrooms in Paris are pay-per-use, and some are nicer than others. In one trying, but funny afternoon, Kotis wandered the city trying to decide whether he should wait and combine the bathroom with the dinner meal, or take his chances behind a bush in a formal garden. Thus, the concept for "Urinetown" was born. Ticket reservations can be made by calling 856-4560.

Miss Delaware Golf Classic The Miss Delaware Golf Classic, hosted by the Miss Delaware Scholarship Organization, will be held at Maple Dale Country Club in Dover on Monday, June 7. The tournament begins at noon with a shotgun start. The Miss Delaware pageant will be held at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino on Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12. Player registration is $125 for individual players or $500 for a foursome, which includes green fees, cart, unlimited range balls, gift bag, lunch and dinner and tournament prizes. Tournament hole sponsors are $125. The Hole-In-One prize is a 2010 Mercedes C300W, sponsored by I. G. Burton, Milford. Prizes will also be given for top 3 gross and net, longest drive and closest to the pin. A dinner and live auction will be held at 6 p.m., after the tournament in the banquet room of the country club. Cost is $25 (cost for players is included in the registration fee). A cash bar will be available. For more information, contact Georgeann White at 302-236-1955, 302-934-9797 or ghwhite70@aol.com

Delmarva Birding Weekend Delmarva Birding Weekend, which combines boat trips, paddling treks and expeditions by foot, is April 22-25. Field trips take place in the land and water that feed into the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays and the Atlantic coastal bays. More than 400 bird species have been recorded in the region. Birders can paddle during sunrise and sunset in the marshes of the Delaware Bay and the inland bays. Boat excursions will search for birds at the mouth of the Delaware Bay and along the Broadkill River. Hikes and driving tours around Bombay Hook & Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuges and Cape Henlopen & Delaware Seashore State Parks are sure to tally dozens of migratory and resident songbirds, shorebirds and wading birds. Social events, known as "Tally Rallies," will be held at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton and Dogfish Head restaurant in Rehoboth Beach. For more information, email dlitedirector@comcast.net or call 443-614-0261. For more information and to register for field trips, visit www.delmarvabirdingweekend.org