Bulletin Board
Friday, May 20, 2011

Spring yard, flower, bake sale Bethel Worship Center will have their Spring Yard & Flower & Bake Sale on Saturday, May 21, from 7 a.m. to noon, on Route 13, 2 miles south of Royal Farms. There will be scrapple and egg sandwiches, sodas, coffee and homemade goodies. Donations of good used items for the yard sale will be appreciated. Items may be dropped at the church on Thursday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday, May 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. All proceeds go toward the building fund.

ACS Fundraiser You're invited to an Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast to support Rockers for a Cure on Saturday, May 28, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar located at 22873 Sussex Highway, Seaford. Cost is $5 per person and $3 for kids under 9. All money raised goes to the American Cancer Society. For more info call Ruth Ann at 236-6858 or call 628-1668.

Vietnam program presented Journalist Nancy E. Lynch, author of the award-winning social history, Vietnam Mailbag, Voices From the War: 1968-1972, and Vietnam veteran Rick Lovekin will present a multi-media program at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24 at the Seaford Library & Cultural Center. Lynch, who lives in Bethel, will read selected correspondence from Seaford-area servicemen from her book, based on the nearly 1,000 letters and hundreds of pictures her popular newspaper column, Nancy's Vietnam Mailbag, received for five years from our troops on the front lines during the unpopular war.

Seaford Library Programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
  • There will be a Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting on Tuesday, May 24, at 6 p.m.
  • Read Aloud Delaware will have a volunteer training program at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Wednesday, May 25, at 1 p.m. This is for people interested in becoming a volunteer to read one-on-one to preschool children.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have a "Scavenger Hunt" for Family Fun Night on Wednesday, May 25, at 4 p.m.
  • Every Tuesday of the month "Baby Bookworms" is at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center at 10:30 a.m. This program introduces infants through 36 months old to the world of nursery rhymes and books.
  • Pre-K and Kindergarten "Story Time" is at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on the first and third Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have Magic Cards Club for teens who like to play Magic Cards on Tuesdays at 3 p.m.
  • The Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Stroke Support Group meets at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center every third Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 629-6611 x8626.
  • The Nanticoke River Arts Council will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center every third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The Nanticoke River Arts is a group of local artists and friends dedicated to promoting the arts. For more information, call Christina Darby at 629-4321.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will be closed on Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day. We will be open for our regular business hours on Tuesday, May 31.
  • The Friends of the Library Annual Yard/Plant/Book/Bake Sale is Saturday, June 4, 7 to 11 a.m. Use the meeting room door at the end of the building.Rain or shine. If you have items to donate (no clothing please), they may be left in the Woodruff Room on June 2 or 3, during library open hours (9 a.m. to 8 p.m.). Plants will be cared for until the sale. Proceeds help fund educational programs. For more information, call Sandy Tucker at 628-3323 or Peggy Boyd at 536-1449.
  • The Science and Religion Book Discussion group will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 6.
  • There will be a Seaford Library and Cultural Center board meeting on Tuesday, June 14, at 6 p.m.

Historical Society yard sale A gigantic yard sale will be held on the lawn of Ross Mansion on Saturday, July 23, from 7 a.m. to noon. The Seaford Historical Society, sponsor of the yard sale, will be grateful for any items donated to be sold. There will also be spaces available for rent at $10 each for those who prefer to handle their own sales. Tables, chairs and any arrangements for shade will be the responsibility of the renter. Items will be offered for sale from the SHS gift shops, Ross Mansion and the outbuildings that will add interest to the sale. Food will be available on the grounds. Baked goods will be available for sale. Proceeds will be used to help with operating expenses at the Ross Mansion and Plantation and the Seaford Museum. To reserve a space or to make arrangements for donations of items, call the SHS office at 628-9828.

Library board seeks member The Board of Commissioners is now accepting applications from citizens interested in serving on the board of the Seaford Library Cultural Center. This is a five-year term. The board oversees the library as representatives of the community. They determine and adopt policies governing the operation and programming of the library. They develop and oversee the operating budget. They actively support library legislation. The board meets at least 10 times a year with an agenda posted a week in advance of the meetings. Board meetings are open to the public. Applications may be picked up at the library and are due by May 30. The appointment will be made by the resident judge of the Superior Court of Sussex County. For more information, contact the Seaford Library at 629-2524.

Garden Day at Ross Mansion The Spade and Trowel Garden Club of Seaford will repeat its "Garden Day at Ross Mansion" on Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in celebration of National Garden Week. Vendor spaces are available for $10 per 10' x 10' square. Anything garden-related, including plants, flowers, garden tools, garden art, flower pots, extra vases, gardening books and produce from vegetable gardens, is acceptable. Vendor spaces will be on the front lawn of the mansion; parking will be in the rear. Tents, tables, chairs, etc., will not be provided; bring whatever you like. Refreshments will be available. To reserve a space, call Carol Kinsley at 628-1385, or email cjkinsley@comcast.net. There is no rain date.

Yard/plant/book & bake sale The Friends of the Seaford District Library will hold their annual yard/plant/book & bake sale on Saturday, June 4 from 7 to 11 a.m., in the Woodruff Room of the library (early entrance at the north end of the building - rain or shine.) Household treasures, books, jewelry, toys, bedding plants and more will be on sale. If you have items to donate (no clothing please), they may be left in the Woodruff Room on Thursday, June 2 and Friday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Proceeds will benefit educational programs at the Seaford District Library. For more information, call Sandra Tucker at 628-3323.

Poppies distribution "Veteran Made Poppies" distribution by the American Legion Auxiliary, Nanticoke Unit 6, will be at the Seaford Post Office, Rose's and Save-A-Lot on May 21, requesting contributions.

Spring Fair and Open House Seaford Christian Academy (SCA) welcomes you to our 2nd Annual Spring Fair and Open House on Friday, May 20, from 3 to 7 p.m. Guests are invited to tour SCA and meet the faculty. Pork BBQ, french fries, funnel cakes, hot dogs and soda will be available for purchase. There will be fun for the entire family with a duck pond, barrel train, petting zoo, corn hole contest, face painting, tractor pull and games. Cost is $1 a ticket. Seaford Christian Academy is located at 110 Holly St., Seaford. For more information, call 629-7161 or visit www.seafordchristian.org.

Keyshawn Purnell 5K Walk-Run The 2nd annual Keyshawn Purnell 5K Walk-Run will be held Saturday, June 4 at 9 a.m. sharp. Check in is at 8:30 a.m. at the Seaford High School track for both the 1.5 walk and run. Proceeds go to the Seaford Elementary Schools reading programs. Pre-registration entry fee is $15 and must be received by June 1 and $20 the day of registration. The race is sponsored by the Keyshawn Purnell family, Seaford XC and Apple Tree Apparel. Prizes and giveaways will be awarded. Call 629-4587 ext. 405 or e-mail hbrake@seaford.k12.de.us for questions.

Zumba classes available Zumba clases are now available at X-Treme Dance Studio on Tuesdays from 6:15-7 p.m. and Thursdays 7-7:45 p.m. Classes are $5 per class or sign-up on Tuesday and attend Thursday for only $2. Contact 629-4049 for more information.


'Recent Reads' book club The Laurel Public Library's new book club, "Recent Reads," for adults meets every Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bring what you're reading or listening to. Light refreshments will be served.For more information, contact Wenona at wenona.phillips@lib.de.us or 875-3184.

ALS Walk at Laurel Middle The Laurel Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society is hosting its Third Annual ALS - Lou Gehrig's Disease Walk on Saturday, May 21. This one hour walk can be done any time between 9 and 11 a.m. The walk in front of the middle school. There is no registration fee; we encourage walkers to form teams. The goal is for each team to raise a minimum of $50. All proceeds will go to the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ALS Association. For more information and to register your team, contact Amy Handy or Kim Ralph at Laurel Middle School at 875-6110.

Ice cream sale Mt. Zion Methodist Church will host an ice cream sale on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Flavors include vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, pineapple, banana and peach. The church is located on Route 13A between Laurel and Seaford.Pre-orders may be placed at 875-3055 or 629-7110.

'Fish'n for Sight Day' The Laurel Lion Club's 4th annual "Fish'n for Sight Day," a family fun day, will be held Saturday, June 11 from 8 a.m. to noon, at Broad Creek in downtown Laurel. Win prizes for the heaviest fish in your age class. Free lunch for registered participants. All pledges ($25 minimum) will be used for sight-related Lions Club projects. For more information, call Lions Joan at 875-7775 or Fred at 410-896-3371.

Library offers summer films A five week summer film series of summertime beach movies will be offered each Wednesday in June at the Laurel Public Library. Shows start at 2 p.m. in the meeting room. Free with no reservation. Cool off with a mid-week movie break. For a list of titles or more information, visit www.laurel.lib.de.us or call 875-3184.

Annual Women's Day The women of New Zion United Methodist Church in Laurel, will have their Annual Women's Day on Sunday, May 22. The morning service begins at 11:30 a.m. and Lay Minister Karen Maull-Chandler of Faith UMC is the messenger. The afternoon service begins at 3:30 p.m. with Lay Minister Shanita Whittington as the messenger. Dinner will be served after the morning service. For more information, call the church at 875-0727.

'Balling For God' The Community Outreach Team of New Zion United Methodist Church is hosting its 7th Annual "Balling for God" Basketball Tournament and Block Party on Saturday, May 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Webb Avenue in Laurel (by Paul Laurence Dunbar Elementary School). Teams are now forming; the age brackets are 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-19 and 20 and up. There will be entertainment for the children, food, free giveaways and games. Limited vendor space is available. For more information, contact Maggie DuPont at 875-0744 or Amy Handy at 875-4263.

Shopping Extravaganza The Relay for Life team, BJ's Bee-lievers is sponsoring a shopping extravaganza to raise funds for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. It is being hosted by Christ United Methodist Church on Central Avenue, in Laurel, on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Come out and enjoy the day with many vendors, including Pampered Chef, Nails by Laura Miller, Tastefully Simple, Creative Memories, Avon, Mary Kay, Silpada, Hair Stylist, Premier Designs, Cupcakes by Marlene, Stampin' Up, Scentsy, Longaberger, 31, Lia Sophia Jewelry, Homemade baked goods and more. Tony Windsor will also be there providing live entertainment.

Strawberry Festival events St. Philip's Strawberry Festival will hold the following events in conjunction with the festival.
  • Community Yard Sale, Saturday, May 21, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Market Street Park in Laurel. Cost is $20 plus one item of non-perishable food which reserves one 8 foot table. To reserve your table and get more information, call Jenn Fleming, 610-703-5452, or St. Philip's Episcopal Church office at875-3644 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
  • Strawberry Creations Contest, Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m. at St. Philip's Parish Hall - Choose your finest strawberry creation, does not have to be cooked, may be dessert, drink, bread, anything that contains strawberries.No alcohol.Submit two of your creations with a written copy of your recipe.One is to be judged and tasted, and the other will be auctioned off for the benefit of our charities. No preparation, storage or refrigeration facilities are available at St. Philip's. You must call to register your entry. Call Jenn Fleming, 610-703-5452, or St. Philip's Church office, 875-3644.
  • Neighbors in Need, Saturday, May 21 - Food Drive for the benefit of Centenary United Methodist Church Food Pantry. There will be a large truck parked on Market Street, Laurel, next to the Community Yard Sale, Market Street Park. The goal is to fill the truck with non-perishable food items.Any donation welcome, from a single can of food to bulk food purchases. Boxeswill be found in local area stores and banks, and your donation can alsobe made at theBig Truck on Market Street, Saturday, May 21, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call St. Philip's office, 875-3644.

Laurel Alumni Banquet The Laurel Alumni Association will be holding its Annual Alumni Banquet on Saturday, May 21, at the Laurel Fire Hall. The cocktail/social hour will be from 5 to 6:15 p.m. and dinner will be served promptly at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $24 per person. Contact Ron Scott at 875-2823 or Doug Marvil at 875-9427 for information.

Chicken BBQ on May 28 The Laurel Ruritan Club will have a chicken barbecue on Saturday, May 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at O'Neal's Antiques on Rt. 13 in Laurel. Cost is $7 per dinner. The proceeds will benefit local charities.

Little Miss Independence Day The Laurel 4th of July Committee is accepting applications for the Laurel Little Miss Independence Day Pageant. The pageant is scheduled for Monday, July 4 from noon to 1:30 p.m., at the bandstand in Market Square Park. The pageant is limited to 15 contestants and they must be between the ages of 5 and 7 (by July 4, 2011) and reside in the Laurel School District. Applications and a copy of the rules and regulations can be obtained at Laurel Town Hall, 201 Mechanic St., Laurel, between normal business hours. A recent wallet size picture of the contestant and a $5 registration fee must accompany the completed application and must be turned in to the Independence Day committee by June 20.

AARP Driving Course The Laurel Senior Center will hold the AARP Beginners Driving Course on Monday, June 20 at 9 a.m. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. To register, call 875-2536.

Request for articles The Laurel Alumni Association Annual Newsletter, for the membership year from July 1, 2010 thru June 30, 2011, will be published in August. Please forward all articles, including class reunion write ups and pictures and any other articles of interest to Doug Marvil, 9277 Sharptown Rd., Laurel, DE 19956. You may also call Doug at 875-9427 or email demarvil@verizon.net.

Preschool Story Time Preschool Story Time continues at the Laurel Public Library every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Children and their caregivers are invited to explore books, music, games and crafts.

For more information, call 875-3184.

Knitting classes Due to popular demand the learn- to- knit workshops at the Laurel Public Library will continue monthly at least until summer. The classes are led by members of the library's Thursday morning knitting group, and will be held the last Thursday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the library meeting room. For more information, call 875-3184 or email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us.

July 4th Celebration The Laurel 4th of July committee is accepting applications for craft vendors for this year's celebration. Cost for craft vendors is $50 and an additional $25 if electric is needed. For an application, contact Jamie Smith at the Town of Laurel, 201 Mechanic St., Laurel; 875-2277 or laurelop@comcast.net.


Wellness Wednesday Every third Wednesday of the month, from 2 to 4 p.m., Consumer Health Librarian for Sussex County, Linda Leonard, will be available at the Greenwood Library to help patrons locate current information and resources about health-related topics. For more information, contact Robin Miller at 349-5309.

Dinner Club, Game Night The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host the Greenwood Dinner Club on Thursday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. through May. Card games from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost for members is $5 and non-members is $6. For more information, call the center at 349-5237.

Bulk trash pick up scheduled The town of Greenwood will pick up bulk trash from residents' homes Saturday, May 21, beginning at 6 a.m. Trash will only be collected from homes that have the town's regular Friday pickup. Material that residents want the town to pick up should be placed at the curb before Saturday morning. For details call 349-4534.

Chicken BBQ opens The Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company chicken BBQ will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 3. The dinner includes half a chicken or leg quarters, roll, bag of chips and pickles, all for $7.

Winterthur Gardens Tour The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motor coach trip to Winterthur Gardens on Wednesday, June 22. The cost is $41 per person for members or $46 for non-members. This includes house tour, garden tram tour, exhibits and motor coach transportation. Deadline for payment is June 3. The bus departs Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 8:45 am. and returns at 6 p.m. For more information or to register, call Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.


Sandwich sale The Delmar Church of God of Prophecy is holding a sandwich sale on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. until. It will feature oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, soft crabs, chicken salad and lots more. There will also be baked goods and homemade ice cream for sale. The church is located on Rt. 13 north and Dorothy Road. For more information, call 875-7824.

Bake, yard sale A BBQ, bake and yard sale will be held May 28 at 7 a.m. at the Mt. Nebo Fellowship Hall, located on 4498 White Deer Rd., Delmar.

Book and bake sale The Delmar Public Library will hold a book and bake sale on Friday, May 20 from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturday, May 21 from 8 a.m. to noon.

BBQ chicken dinner A BBQ chicken dinner will be held on Saturday, June 11 from noon to 4 p.m. to benefit Relay for Life at St. Stephen's UMC located at 101 E. State St., Delmar. The dinner, which is $8, includes half a chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, roll and dessert. Eat in or take out.

35th Annual Day in the Park The 35th Annual Day in the Park, sponsored by the Greater Delmar Chamber of Commerce, will take place at the State Street Park on Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For details, call the chamber's voicemail at 302-846-3336 or e-mail Diane Johnson at delmardinamite@verizon.net


Bridgeville Library
  • Story time - Tuesdays 11 a.m.- 2 to 4-year-olds; Thursday 11 a.m. - 4 to 6-year-olds; Lap Sit on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years
  • Family Nights - Third Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Genealogy Discussion Group - Our Genealogy Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. For more information on library programs or special needs, contact the library at 337-7401.

Memorial Day Celebration The Town of Bridgeville will host a Memorial Day Celebration at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 30, at the Veterans Memorial in the Bridgeville Cemetery. Join us for this special recognition of our veterans.

Ivan Parker Concert Union United Methodist Church of Bridgeville will sponsor an Ivan Parker Concert, a fundraiser, on Friday, May 20, at Woodbridge High School. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., concert begins at 7:30. Tickets are on sale for $15; advance ticket purchase required. For tickets, call the church office at 337-8829 or 424-0601.


AARP trips offered Seaford AARP Chapter #1084 trips are open to the public. For more information, contact Rose at 629-7180. July 11-14 - Adirondack Mountains, N.Y. - 4 days, 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners. A two hour journey on the Upper Hudson River Railroad, a cruise across Lake George on the Minnehaha and dinner at Saratoga Gaming. Next day, another train ride on the Adirondack Railroad and a Raquette Lake Guilded Age luncheon cruise and then a tour of Camp Sagamore - with 27 outbuildings. Cost: $565 per person/doubles. $740/ single. Sept. 14-24 - Black Hills, South Dakota - 10 breakfasts, 8 dinners. Guided tour of Chicago, Wisconsin Dells cruise, visit the Corn Palace & Wall Drug. Travel thru the Badlands National Park with a stop at the Visitor's Center. Have dinner and see the Lighting Ceremony on Mt. Rushmore. Next day, visit the Crazy Horse Memorial and the Museum of the North American Indian and a daytime visit to Mt. Rushmore. A drive thru Custer State Park to see the buffalo and other wildlife, visit the Journey Museum, Mt. Rushmore Black Hills Gold Factory and Historic Deadwood, where you will have dinner at the famous Silverado Casino. Travel back to Davenport, Iowa for a stop at the riverfront casino after dinner on your way back home. Cost: $1,125 per person/double. Nov. 6-8 - Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut - Breakfast and dinner vouchers included. Stay at the Great Cedar Hotel and take a trip to the Mohegan Sun. Visit the quaint Olde Mystic Village, which is nearby, where if you choose you can visit the aquarium or the Mystic Seaport Museum on your own as it is within walking distance. Cost: $277 per person/doubles.

Trip to see 'Wicked the Musical' A new bus trip to see Wicked the Musical at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. is being offered by Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown on Thursday, June 16, for the matinee performance. To register for this trip, call Delaware Tech's Corporate & Community Programs at 856-5618.

Bus trips offered The City of Seaford Recreation Department is offering the following trips:
  • Inner Harbor Bus Trip, Saturday, May 21. Cost is $20 per person. Call the office to reserve your seat.
  • Trip to Camden Yards, Orioles vs. Yankees, Friday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. Cost is $66 per person and includes the ticket and transportation to the game on a motor coach. Call the office at 629-6809 to reserve your tickets.

Delmar Alumni Trips The Delmar Alumni Association is sponsoring two bus trips through Holloway Tours. The first trip is to Ocean City to attend the "Branson on the Road" show at the Ocean City Jamboree Theatre on Saturday, May 20. The cost of $98.64 per person includes bus transportation to Ocean City, lunch at the Sunset Grill, and admission to the "Branson on the Road" show featuring hilarious comedy as well as great classic country, bluegrass, rockabilly and gospel music. The second bus trip is to "The Fabulous 50's" show presented by the Latshaw Pops Orchestra and Dancers at the LaFontaine Blue in Glen Burnie, Maryland on Thursday, June 30. The $99 cost will include bus transportation to Glen Burnie, lunch at LaFountaine, and admission to their "Fabulous 50's" show. The show will feature the Latshaw Pops orchestra, singers and dancers performing songs such as At the Hop, Little Darlin, In the Still of the Night, This Magic Moment, and many more of your favorite oldies. To request reservation forms, call Dot Wolfgang at 302-846-2366.

SHS plans day trip on June 14 The Seaford Historical Society will sponsor a trip to the Auburn Heights Preserve in Yorklyn, Delaware's newest state park, on Tuesday, June 14. The cost is $55 per person which includes all tour fees, lunch and motor coach transportation. The Marshall Steam Museum houses the largest collection of Stanley Steamer automobiles in the world. There will be a lunch stop at the Six Paupers Tavern in Hockessin. Six Paupers is a 6,000 sq. ft. warehouse that two brothers have turned into what "Delaware Today" calls the Best American Restaurant in Delaware. The bus will leave the Sears parking lot at 8:30 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. Make reservations by calling the SHS office, 628-9828, by May 22.

Senior Center trips The Laurel Senior Center is offering the following trips:
  • Oct. 1-8 - Florida - Disney World & Holy Land
  • Dec. 15 - Radio City Music Hall Christmas Show
For more information, call 875-2536.

Adult Plus+ day trips Adults over 50 looking for a fun way to meet new people, make new friends and experience some of the nearby treasures can take advantage of summer day trips offered by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown. Join the excitement of baseball in a new, state-of-the-art, cutting-edge sports facility in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, June 1, to watch the Phillies play the Nationals. The bus departs Delaware Tech at 9 a.m. Day trippers can visit the National Zoo to check out the animals and share in many activities on Saturday, June 4 or visit the Smithsonian on Saturday, June 18. Both trips will depart Delaware Tech at 8 a.m. Enjoy a leisurely 70-minute cruise across Tangier Sound to the Bayside Inn for lunch, including a tour of Smith Island on Saturday, June 25. Complete with historical background provided by a tour guide. The bus will depart Delaware Tech at 10:30 a.m. To register for any of these trips, call Adult Plus+ at Delaware Tech at 856-5618. Membership in Adult Plus+ is $18 per year. See www.dtcc.edu/owens/ccp/adultplus for more information.

Pigeon Forge, Chatanooga Seaford WPS is sponsoring a seven day motorcoach trip to Pigeon Forge and Chattanooga, Tenn., on Sept. 11-17. The cost is $876 and includes six nights lodging, six breakfasts, five dinners, five shows, Safari, Dollywood, Scenic Railway, Lookout Mountain Railway, all taxes, gratuities and baggage handling. For additional information, call Frances at 629-4416.


Needlepoint Guild The Delaware Seashore Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild meets on the first Monday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the CHEER Community Center in Georgetown. For details, call Linda at 644-1523.

Democrat Club The May meeting of the Western Sussex Democrat Club will be held Monday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m., at Dukes' Pool House in Laurel.The meeting will begin with a dish to pass dinner. Plans for the famous Democrat Club Julypicnic will be discussed and homemade ice cream volunteers and flavors will be decided. All members are urged to attend this planning meeting.

Republican Women's Club The May meeting of the Sussex County Republican Women's Club will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 25, at the Sussex Pines Country Club. Lunch will be served at a cost of $20 (discounted to $17 if reservations are made by May 19). For reservations, call Kathy Vengazo at 539-4757 or e-mail kvengazo@aol.com. For more information about the club and club activities, visit www.scrwc.net.

SCGS annual meeting On Saturday, May 21, the Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS) will hold its Annual Meeting at 10:30 a.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. The meeting will include the election of new officers and a Show and Tell program of family heirlooms as well as refreshments. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org or call 875-5418.

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.

USPS United States Power Squadron (USPS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

'Sea Purls' The "Sea Purls" Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown. Lunch is available. For details, call Diane at 228-0235.


Country breakfast buffet A country breakfast buffet will be held every fourth Sunday each month 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 in Galestown, Md. The next breakfast will be Sunday, May 22.

Memorial Day Concert A Memorial Day Gospel Concert will be held on Monday, May 30 at 6 p.m. at the Federalsburg Marina Park Pavilion in Federalsburg, Md. Featured artists include The King's Ambassadors, The Pickin' Pals with Jimmy Passwaters and Judy Laramore. Bring a chair and a friend. Concessions will be available and a love offering will be received.

Teen Idol Contest A Teen Idol Contest for young singers ages 13 to 19, will be held on Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m. to noon, at Kids Fest on the Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington. Entries must be received by June 8. Contestants will be judged on natural ability, quality of performance, showmanship and audience appeal. Complete information available at 398-5194 or online at www.KidsFestDE.org under the header "Youth Talent Show." The Teen Idol Contest is sponsored by Bayhealth Medical Center.

'Tydewater Band' Ty Sherwood and The Tydewater Band, will bring their love for country music to the Hub Club Rotary's annual Pig Pickin' Hoedown in Harrington on Friday, May 20. The event will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Price Community Center (formerly the Harrington New Century Club) on Dorman Street. According to Ty Sherwood, living room jam sessions were a part of his life for as long as he can remember, and he grew up loving the songs of such country music greats, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens and George Jones. A high point of his military career was sharing the stage with Lee Greenwood at a USO performance in Naples, Italy. This year's menu features a pig roast, smoked turkey and a variety of side dishes, desserts and beverages. There will also be silent and live auctions. Tickets, at $20, are available from any Rotary member or by calling 335-2750. Pig Pickin' proceeds benefit the Harrington-Greenwood-Felton Centennial Rotary Club's community service projects. Submit Bulletin Board items by noon Thursday, at least one week before. Email editor@mspublications.com or send to Morning Star Publications, P.O. Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973.