Bulletin Board
Thursday, January 12, 2012
 
SEAFORD EVENTS:

Princess Tea on January 14 You are invited to a Princess Tea at Mt. Olivet U.M. Church on Saturday, Jan. 14, from 1-3 p.m. Hosted by the Seaford High School Class of 2013; tickets (available January 1) are $12 for children and $5 for adults. Contact Carolyn Smith at 542-7285 or carolynlouise13@gmail.com for more information.

Installation of officers Reliance Grange #58 will host the installation of officers for the Sussex County Pomona Grange on Thursday, Jan. 12. A covered dish dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Gethsemane United Methodist Church, 2701 Woodland Ferry Rd., Seaford. For more information, contact Howard Millman Jr., secretary, at 645-8098.

Nanticoke River Arts Council The Nanticoke River Arts Council meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at Gallery 107, located at 107 Pine St., Seaford. The gallery is open to the public Thursdays from 1 to 6 p.m., Fridays 1 to 8 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact the gallery at 628-ARTS (2787) or Christina Darby at 629-4321. A handmade dulcimer will be raffled off in the spring of 2012. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10.

Pre-war holiday train exhibit The Seaford Museum is presenting an encore exhibit of model trains up to the year 1941, generally referred to as "Pre-War" model trains. The model train exhibit fills the Webb Room of the museum and will be open through Saturday, Jan. 15. The Sea Side Model Train Club will again set up a moving train exhibit. The museum, located in the old Post Office Building at 203 High Street, is open from 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday through Sunday.

SHS raffles patriotic throw The Seaford Historical Society is raffling a small hand-crocheted American flag quilt. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and available from SHS members or the office at 203 High Street, 628-9828. The drawing will take place at the SHS annual meeting on Jan. 16. For more information, call 628-9828.

Gallery 107 classes
  • Watercolor Class - Nancy LaPrad will offer a 2 hour watercolor class on Thursday, Jan. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost of the class is $20 and all supplies are included. Space is limited to eight students. For more information on this and/or future classes with Nancy, call 629-4356.
  • Childrens Art Class - Beginning Saturday, Jan. 21, Karen Owens will again be offering her children's class for ages 6 through 10. Cost of the class is $40 and will last for 4 weeks; time is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Children will be working in oil pastels and realistic drawing. For more information on this and future classes with Karen, call 628-8656.
  • Beginner Basket Weaving Class - starting Saturday, Jan. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Weaving is taught by Brenda Brasure of Bridgeville. Contact Brenda to sign up and for a materials list at 302-381-6193. The cost is $50 for the 5 weeks of classes plus the cost of the basket kits. Enrollment is limited to eight and is on a first come, first served basis.


Read Aloud Delaware training A Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the new Seaford Public Library, 600 N. Market St. Ext., Seaford. Call 856-2527 to sign up for training or for more information. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.

Seaford Library and Job Center All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
  • The Cancer Support Community group presents a workshop "Can Healthy Eating Prevent Breast Cancer" at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17. For more information, contact Latrinka Lee at 302-542-7753 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
  • The Unique Leadership Conference will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 9:30 a.m. The conference is for girls ages 10-18 and focuses on self esteem, peer pressure, leadership and social skills. Contact Natasha Mullen at 302-858-7525.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have "Baby Bookworms" on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. This program introduces kids ages 18-36 months old to the world of nursery rhymes and books.
  • There is a Pre-K and Kindergarten "Story Time" with crafts and songs at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center every first and third Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m.
  • Come and join the "Time Traveling Book Club" at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center the second Thursday of each month starting at 1:30 p.m. This is a home school program for children in 3rd through 6th grade.
  • Come and join the "S'More Books Club" for kids in 3rd through 5th grade at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center the second Thursday of each month starting at 4 p.m. The kids will read great books, discuss them with friends and do a fun craft.
  • Come and join the "Livin'/Lovin' Library Club" for kids in 3rd through 6th grade at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center the third Thursday of each month at 4:30 p.m. Kids will volunteer at the library and learn how it works.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have Family Fun Night every fourth Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. This is a program for families and children of all ages.
  • 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 629-6226. Job Center For more information, visit www.lib.de.us/jobcenter or call the Seaford Job Center at 222-3618.
  • The Job Center at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center in cooperation with Sussex Tech will be offering English as a Second Language (ESL) on Tuesdays and Thursday nights at 5:30 p.m. Call 222-3618 to register.
  • The Job Center at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center is offering "High School Diploma/GED classes" every other Monday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call 302-883-0420 or 888-321-4723, email info@dcdal.org or visit http://dcdal.org.
  • The Job Center at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center will offer Open Lab for walk-in patrons on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Call 302-222-3618 for more information.


AYCE dinner A chicken & dumplings with parsley potatoes and green beans (AYCE) dinner will be held at American Legion Post 6 in Seaford on Friday, Jan. 27 at 5:30 p.m. Eat in or take out. Cost is $10. The event is open to the public. Proceeds go to the Amvet Post 1694, "Veterans Helping Veterans."

Stay & Play Parents As Teachers, Seaford Stay & Play is open to families with children birth through 60 months (prior to kindergarten entry) Thursdays 10:30 a.m. to noon, West Seaford Elementary. Families must pre-register. For more information, contact Trisha Emmett at 682-4379.

LAUREL EVENTS:

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 details, call 875-3184.

Ladies Auxiliary dinner The Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post #19 in Laurel present Miss June's oyster fritter sandwiches or fried oysters for $7 each and chicken salad club with french fries for $6 on Friday, Jan. 13 from 6-8 p.m. Take outs available. The event is open to the public.

Library shows WWII documentary The Laurel Public Library is pleased to announce that filmmaker and author, James Diehl will host a film showing and discussion of his new documentary, Vanishing Veterans of World War II: Southern Delaware's Humble Heroes, on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 6:30 p.m. in the Carpenter Community Room. Vanishing Voices has been featured on radio and television programs, and brings to life recollections from some of the 100 veterans included in Diehl's two previous books, World War II Heroes of Southern Delaware, and World War II Heroes of Coastal Delaware. Senator Tom Carper, a Vietnam veteran, narrates the film. Although Diehl's books have been available at local libraries for some time, the documentary film allows viewers to put faces to the names, and to see the emotions that still lie just below the surfaces of those faces. Diehl will follow the film with a question and answer discussion period. For more information, visit www.laurel.lib.de.us or email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us.

Knitting workshops continue The monthly Learn to Knit knitting workshops will continue to meet at 6 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month in the meeting room of the Laurel Public Library. The library knitters have been meeting at the Laurel Library for over 11 years, and offer a wealth of experience for any skill level. An introductory packet of instructions is offered free of charge. These evening sessions are intended for the beginning novice, but those needing more slightly advanced instructions are welcome to attend. Participants need to bring a pair of size 7 or 8 needles and a skein of worsted weight yarn. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184.

Laurel Library Tech Talk - Having problems with your computer, camera or other electronic device? Then come over to the Laurel Public Library every Thursday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and have your questions answered. The library's very own Tech Guy, Jack Hall, will be open for consultation as he guides you through the electronic world. Preschool Story Time - Every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Children ages 2 and up and their caregivers are invited to attend for fun with books, music, games and so much more.

Beef and dumpling dinner Laurel Centenary United Methodist Church will sponsor an all-you-can-eat beef and dumpling dinner from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22, at the Delmar VFW in Delmar, Md. Adults are $12; children from 6 to 12 are $6 and children under 6 are free. The Delmar VFW is located on W. State Street near the Old Mill Restaurant. Call Centenary Church at 875-3983 to pre-purchase tickets. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Extreme Couponing program An introductory program on using coupons to save money at the check-out will be offered at the Laurel Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17, in the Carpenter Community Room. Candy Carey, a local coupon enthusiast will present ways to collect, organize and redeem coupons while shopping at supermarkets and other retail outlets. Swap coupons and share tips. For more information, contact normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or visit www.laurel.lib.de.us.

DELMAR EVENTS:

Holiday train show, sale The DelMarVa Model Railroad Club will hold the 26th annual holiday train show, open house and sale through Jan. 15 at 103 E. State St., Delmar, on the second floor of Camelot Hall. Saturday from 11 a.m to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, contact Greg Coughlin at 536-1418 or Scalelike_ind@comcast.net.

Monopoly tournament The Delmar Public Library will hold its Annual Monopoly Tournament on Monday, Jan. 16, beginning at noon. The tournament is for ages 10-110. Snacks will be provided. Contestants must contact the library to sign up.

Delmar Public Library events
  • After School Wii Games and More for teens meets on Tuesdays, Jan. 17 and 31, at 3:30 p.m.
  • If you enjoy knitting, attend the Madhatters program on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m, in the Hayman Meeting Room at the library. On-going service projects are completed during the program, including making hats for newborns.
  • Stamp Detectives, a stamp club for children in grades 1-6, will meet at the Delmar Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 4 p.m. Space is limited to 10. Call or visit the Library to pre-register. The club is led by a member of the Eastern Shore Stamp Club.
  • Decorative Painting workshop on Thursday, Jan. 19 and 26, at 5:30 p.m. The group focuses on acrylic paints and is open to painters of every skill level. Participants are required to provide their own supplies. Patterns are provided. The group is led by Loretta Graf who is a member of the Decorative Painting Society. Registration is not required; however, patterns need to be obtained ahead of time for the prep work to be done before each session. Costs are generally under $10.
  • Homeschool Youth Book Club will meet on Friday, Jan. 20, at 10 a.m. Bring a copy of the latest book you've read and discuss it. For kids 12 and under.
  • Teens are welcome to share a book and pizza at the Pages and Pizza Recent Reads program on Monday, Jan. 23, at 4 p.m. Bring any book that you are reading and talk about your likes and dislikes. Books are required for pizza. DPL's Teen Advisory Committee will meet also to offer advice on new library decorations and our materials selection. Pre-registration is required.
  • Enjoy books and songs with Miss Jackie on Monday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. Stuffed animals will be spending the night at the library. Have a discussion with your stuffed animal prior to attending to make sure they understand how to behave properly in a library. All stuffed animals will need to know their bedtimes, too.
  • Kids ages 6-10 are invited to Play with Your Food on Monday, Jan. 30, at 6 p.m. Bring the kids, talk fruits and veggies and make fun food art. Pre-registration is required. For more information about these programs, call the Delmar Public Library at 846-9894 or visit the library at 101 N. Bi-State Blvd., Delmar.


GREENWOOD EVENTS:

Classes for kids at VFW
  • Hand-sewing - Starting Thursday, Jan. 12, at 3 p.m., the Greenwood Library will offer a series of programs designed to teach children the art of hand-sewing. Children will learn how to sew on buttons, make simple stitches, and create easy projects that will lead them to designing projects of their own. Students will need to bring their own scissors and needle threader. Another class will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 3 p.m.

  • Lego Night - LEGO Night returns to the Greenwood area on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 6:30 p.m. Bring your own LEGOS. Both events are offered at the Greenwood VFW Post 7478 which is located on the corner of Mill Street and Governors Avenue. For more information, call the library at 349-5309.


Masquerade Ball at VFW Post 7478 The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 7478 on 2 Governors Avenue in Greenwood, present a Masquerade Ball on Saturday, Jan. 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and $15 for a couple. Includes masks, food, arm band and door prize entry. Music by the Smooth Sound Dance Band of Milford. Catering by TT's House of Catering. Photography (available for $6 a picture) by Ruth Houston. Silent auction and door prizes. Alcohol free with a closed VFW bar. There is an age minimum of 17 years and ticket sales are limited to 175. Dresses and suits, vintage formal, black tie and/or formal evening wear. No Halloween costumes or masks. Special guests will be Miss Liberty and escort and Mrs. Liberty and husband. Proceeds benefit veterans' programs of the LAVFW. For more information, contact President Carol Reese Summers at 302-393-1757, Sr. VP Michaele Russell at 302-349-4220, and Jr. VP Yvonne Anthony at 302-349-4289.

'Couponing 101' class The Greenwood Public Library will host Couponing 101 on Monday, Jan. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW Hall in Greenwood. This program, taught by local "coupon queen" Candy Carey, will cover the ins and outs of couponing to encourage and help both newcomers and veterans in their pursuit of saving money for themselves and their families. The program is free and open to everyone. Pre-registration is not required; those interested in attending are encouraged, but not required, to bring one or two Sunday papers (that include coupon inserts and sales papers/ads) with them for use in "hands-on" practice of clipping coupons. According to Candy, coupons in the upcoming months are going to be terrific so everyone is encouraged to come and learn how to take advantage of the savings. The program will be held at the Greenwood VFW Hall at the corner of Governors Avenue and Mill Street in Greenwood. For more information, contact Robin Miller at the library at 349-5309.

BRIDGEVILLE EVENTS:

Bridgeville Library The following events will be held at the Bridgeville Public Library in January. All programming provided by the library is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Karen Johnson at 337-7401, ext. 107.
  • Lap Sit - Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years
  • Story Time - Tuesdays 11 a.m. for ages 2-4 and Thursdays 11 a.m. for ages 4-6
  • Family Nights - Third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Jan. 17: Pajama and Movie Night - Children are welcome to wear pajamas and/or bring their favorite stuffed animal. The movie will begin promptly at 6:40 p.m. Milk and cookies to end the evening.
  • Recent Reads at your Library - Saturday, Jan. 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Genealogy Discussion Group - meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Discuss, research and enjoy genealogy.


Art at the Bridgeville Library The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will present the work of two outstanding artists in January, Nancy Hodges LaPrad and Beve S. Handwerger. The work of Nancy Hodges LaPrad will be on display in the reading area. Nancy is a resident of Seaford and a member of the Nanticoke River Arts Council. She studied at the Maryland Institute of Art and the University of Delaware. She likes to paint waterfowl, landscapes, still life and, most recently, portraits in oil. She teaches art to adults and children. Her work has been widely displayed including the Eastern Shore Room at the Easton Waterfowl Festival. The needlework of Beve S. Handwerger, an Annapolis resident, will be in the library's display case. Beve is a board certified Level II graduate of the National Academy of Needle Arts in canvas work and creative contemporary embroidery. She is the first graduate of the Teacher Cum Laude program instituted by the National Academy of Needle Arts for graduate teachers who want to continue their studies and expand their horizons. Beve's art concentration is mixed media and collage. She has two one person shows in the Annapolis area. Both displays can be viewed during library hours. Items in both displays are available for purchase directly from the artists. For more information, call Ruth Skala at 858-1534.

Tourism director to speak Plan to join the Friends of the Bridgeville Library at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, for a presentation, "Here and There in Southern Delaware," by Scott Thomas. Thomas is the executive director for Southern Delaware Tourism, the Convention and Visitors Bureau for Sussex County. Like most people who live here or visit, he has a deep passion for Sussex County. Whether you are a lifelong resident or a new resident in the area, his presentation will offer an opportunity for you to learn what is available in our county. The event will be held in the library meeting room at 600 S. Cannon St., Bridgeville. It is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served and donations are always welcome.

Dinners at Mt. Calvary UMC Chicken/Ham/Fish Dinners will be available at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, 28 Church St., Bridgeville. Any orders for deliveries or pickups earlier than 11 a.m. need to be called in no later than Jan. 19. Cost is $10 per platter which consists of chicken (fried or baked), ham, fish, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, string beans, roll and a slice of cake. Deliveries are available for orders of five or more within a 15 mile radius of Bridgeville, longer distances are negotiable. For more information or pre-orders, call 629-8764 or email dorothyspeight@comcast.net.

New officers and directors The Kiwanis Club of Bridgeville held elections for the officers and directors for 2012-2013 of the Bridgeville Kiwanis Foundation on Monday, Jan. 2. They are: Roger Hovermale, president; Ralph L. Scott III, immediate past president; Harry C. Campbell, president elect; Richard A. Beauchamp, treasurer; Garry H. Killmon, secretary. Directors include: Thomas F. Carey, 2015; Dr. Kenneth Madden Jr., 2015; Russ Beard, 2015; George F. Hardesty, 2013; Willard Thomson, 2015; James J. Mitchell, 2013; John M. Hassman, 2014; Anthony Stento, 2014; Rita A. Webb, 2014.

Christmas decorating winners The following are the winners of the Kiwanis Club of Bridgeville Christmas Decorating contest. Judging was based on being festive and original. The winners each receive an 8 pound ham. Winners are Myrna Neal Dixson, 313 First St.; Grayson and Cindy Woods, 112 Jacobs St.; Roger & Rita Hovermale, 111 Delaware Ave.; and Deb & Ken Hutchins, 51 Emily's Pintail.

BETHEL EVENTS:

Open house at Maritime Museum Join us for an open house at the newly renovated Bethel Maritime Museum on Sunday, Jan. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. Featuring a new Victorian Christmas exhibit displaying Victorian furniture from the old Governor's mansion, known as Buena Vista in New Castle County, along with nautical objects, furniture and accessories from the Bethel Museum collection and private citizens showing what domestic life might be inside a Bethel home in the late 1800s.

TRIPS:

AARP 915 bus trips Feb. 25-March 4, 2012 - Miami/Key West, Fla. - Miami area, cruise Biscayne Bay, Hollywood Beach, South Beach, Key West and much more. $670 single occupancy. For details, call Diana at 410-754-8189 or Lucille at 410-754-8588.

Bus trip to Norfolk Seaford WPS is sponsoring a motor coach trip to Norfolk on Sept. 27-28. Cost is $395 per person and includes the following: 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, one on the Spirit of Norfolk, International Tattoo performance, Azalea Festival Parade, NATO Fest activities, Botanical Garden Tram Tour, Mac Arthur Memorial, Chrysler Museum, Naval Base tour, evening entertainment and all gratuities. For more information, contact Fran at 629-4416.

Seaford AARP trips Seaford AARP is offering the following trips which are open to the public.
  • May 10, 2012 - Sight & Sound Theatre to see "Jonah" and eat at the Shady Maple Smorgasbord. Cost: $111 per person/doubles with bus driver's tip included. For more information, call Rose at 302-629-7180
  • May 22-25 - Newport & Block Island, Rhode Island - 2 hot meals per day, take the ferry to Block Island and enjoy a narrated bus tour of the island with time to explore the shops and have lunch.
A Newport Harbor cruise followed by a visit to the Brick Marketplace or Bannister's Wharf for more shop browsing. Also an audio tour of two guilded-age mansions. Bus driver tip included. Cost: $494 per person/doubles.

Trip to see Jonah St. John's U.M.C., Seaford, is scheduling a bus trip for April 19, 2012, to Sight and Sound Theatre in Strasburg, Pa., to see "Jonah." Departure is at 8:30 a.m. sharp for a 1 p.m. show. The $68 cost covers the show, bus and the driver's tip. A self-pay dinner at Cracker Barrel follows the show. Call Ruth Rhoades at 629-0789 for more information and to reserve your seats, only 8 left.

MEETINGS:

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.

New Young Writer's group A new writing group for young writers is being formed at the Laurel Library. This writers group is designed for people ages 13 to 30, who are serious about becoming writers. Meetings will be held every second Monday of the month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Laurel Public Library. For details, visit www.laurel.lib.de.us, call 875-3184 or email youngprofessionalwriters@yahoo.com.

'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. For details, call Diane at 228-0235.

Ladies Auxiliary meeting The Ladies Auxiliary of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department will meet on Monday, Jan. 23 at the Georgia House in Laurel.

Widowed Persons Service group The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 12:15 p.m., at the Georgia House in Laurel. The planned entertainment will be Everett Hart. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.

Genealogical Society meeting The Sussex County Genealogical Society will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. The speaker, Peggy Fisher, will tell us about the Melungeons, a population thought to be of mixed European ancestry. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org or call 875-5418.

Coast Guard Auxiliary The US Coast Guard Auxiliary meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on North Market Street in Blades at 7 p.m. New members are welcome.

H.A.P.P.E.N. meeting The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., HearnsPond Association for its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization will meet on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.

Open house on Jan. 14 Ed O'Connor, chair of the Sussex County Democratic Committee, has announced an Open House for all committee members and volunteers from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, at the new County Headquarters, 10 Pine St., Georgetown. U.S. Senator Thomas Carper and Delaware State Treasurer Chip Flowers will welcome those in attendance. The public is invited to attend. For more information, contact O'Connor at 302-228-8458.

Pomona Grange #3 meeting Sussex County Pomona Grange #3 meeting is Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Woodland U.M. Church Hall on Woodland Ferry Road, across from the Woodland Ferry. Covered dish dinner at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m., with installation of officers. For questions or more information, call Shirley Millman at 302-645-8098.

MOAA meets in Lewes The Southern Delaware Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) meets from noon to 1:30 p.m., the third Tuesday of each month at Irish Eyes Pub and Restaurant, 213 Anglers Rd., Lewes. Meetings are held September through November and January through May, with breaks for the summer and holidays. All active duty, retired, Guard and Reserve officers and their families, are welcome. Meetings feature speakers who inform attendees on topics of interest to members of the uniformed services.

Sussex County Marines Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at the VFW Virgil Wilson Post 4961, Middleford Road, Seaford.

SURROUNDING AREAS:

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 January 22.

Ham/Turkey Shoot schedule Ellendale Ruritan Ham/Turkey Shoot will be held at the Georgetown/Ellendale VFW, 1/2 mile south of the Rt. 113 and 16 intersection. The 2011-2012 schedule includes the following dates: Jan. 28, Feb. 25, March 24 and April 28. Corresponding rain/snow dates are Feb. 4, March 3, March 31 and May 5. Sign up starts at 10:30 a.m. followed by shooting at 11 a.m. For possible cancellations, call 302-249-7025.