Bulletin Board
Thursday, March 01, 2012
 
SEAFORD EVENTS:

Gallery 107 classes
  • Beginning March 2, Nancy LaPrad and Tammy Kearney will offer a morning coffee and painting class for adults from 9 to 11 a.m. Cost is $5 and registration is not required. This is an opportunity to work on an existing painting and/or to obtain help in starting one. These classes are ongoing. Call Tammy at 629-2829 for more information.
  • Professional photographers, Jim Hill and Lisa Swartzentruber, both PPA Certified, will begin a 4 week beginner's course for adults starting March 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost is $40 for members, and $50 for non-members. Participants must bring their own camera. Jim can be reached at 629-4396.
  • Karen Owens will offer her popular children's art classes beginning March 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. Cost is $40. Karen may be reached at 628-8656.


Telephone directory being updated The Seaford Blades and Vicinity Telephone Directory is in the process of updating current listings for the 2012-2013 publication. If you'd like to place an add, or correct your address/phone number, contact us at 629-5229. The directory, which is published by the G.F.W.C. Acorn Club of Seaford, sincerely appreciates all patrons and advertisers.

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 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.
  • Small Town Gaming will meet on Friday, March 2 at 7 p.m. Contact Dave Stuart at 841-7691.
  • The "Critical Reading" group will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 5.
  • The Seaford Rubber Stampers will meet on Thursday, March 8 at 7 p.m.
  • The Nanticoke Amateur Radio Club will meet at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 17. For more information, contact Dan Braunstein at 629-7239.


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 will offer Open Lab for walk-in patrons on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
  • The Job Center at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center is accepting registration for Word/Excel workshops. The workshop starts Wednesday, March 7 at 6 p.m.


Bingo Night The Seaford Kiwanis Club is holding its annual Bingo Night, featuring Vera Bradley handbags and Longaberger Baskets, on Saturday, March 24, at the Boys and Girls Club, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford. There will be raffle handbags and baskets and many door prizes. Refreshments will be available. Must be 18 to play. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the games begin at 7. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets are available from Kiwanis members or at Soil Service (629-7054). For more information, call 302-629-2594.

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 Brenda Villa at 236-9870.

Yard sale benefits Historical Society Don't throw those seldom used items in the trash. Donate them to the Seaford Historical Society for the yard sale on the Ross Mansion lawn on Saturday, April 28 from 8 a.m. to noon. Vendor spaces of 10'x10' will be available at $10 each with parking for one car or truck at each site. Tables and chairs will be the responsibility of the vendor. To reserve a space, call the SHS office at 628-9828 or email seafordsociety@verizon.net. There will also be some antique items offered from SHS possessions and some items from the gift shops. Baked goods will be for sale. Donated things may be left on the front porch of the Ross Mansion. There will be a gray box for smaller items. For very large items, call Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788 for help with transportation. All proceeds will help with operating expenses at the Ross Mansion and the Seaford Museum, both properties of the Seaford Historical Society.

Pasta dinner on March 8 West Seaford Elementary School will hold a pasta dinner on Thursday, March 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. to benefit the West Seaford PTO Field Trip Fund. Tickets are $5 for ages 9 and up, $3 for ages 5 to 8 and free for ages 4 and under. Carry out is available. Dinner includes salad, bread, pasta with sauce, and a cookie. To make reservations, call the school at 628-4414.

Honoring our heroes Grace Baptist Church is serving those who served. They will hold a coffee and talk time every Tuesday afternoon in the fellowship hall at 805 Atlanta Rd., from 3 to 5 p.m. Anyone who has served, or is now serving, in the armed services of the United States are invited to join to share your memories. This is not a church service, but an outreach to all denominations and all who served or are now serving. It is free of charge. For questions, call 629-8434.

Miss Seaford Scholarship Pageant The Seaford Lioness Club is looking for young ladies who are freshmen, sophomores or juniors (not over 17 years of age), who reside and attend school in Seaford School District or Sussex Tech, to participate in the Miss Seaford Scholarship Pageant. Each contestant will be asked to compete in 3 categories - interview, talent and evening gown. The pageant will be held on Friday, March 23, at Seaford Senior High School at 7 p.m. Applications can be picked up at Cut-n-Up Hair Salon or by calling Bonny Hastings at 841-4884 or 628-8150. Applications must be received by March 8.

Eat at the Roadhouse for SHS The benefit night for the Seaford Historical Society (SHS) at the Seaford Texas Roadhouse is Thursday, March 1 from 4 to 10 p.m. Coupons to qualify for Texas Roadhouse donating 10% of sales that night are available from SHS members or from the office at 203 High St., 628-9828. They are also available online at www.seafordhistoricalsociety.com. Funds raised at this event will help with operating expenses at the Ross Mansion and the Seaford Museum, both properties of the Seaford Historical Society.

'Puttin' On The Ritz' concert The Southern Delaware Choral Society will give a "Puttin' On The Ritz" concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, at Seaford High School. Tickets are $20 for adults and $8 for students. Tickets are available at the door, online at https//southerndelawarechoralsociety.org, at BrowseAbout Books in Rehoboth and Puzzles in Lewes. The concert will feature the music of Broadway's golden age written by composers George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter. The concert will be repeated at 7 p.m. on April 20, at Del Tech in Georgetown and at 7 p.m. on April 21, at Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth.

Chicken & dumplin' dinner St. John's United Methodist Men will hold a chicken and dumplin' dinner on Saturday, March 10 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Cost is $7 per adult and $3 per child, 12 and under. Take out service starts at 6 p.m. For tickets, contact Donny Dickerson at dfdickers@yahoo.com or 542-6910.

LAUREL EVENTS:

Last call for changes Centenary United Methodist Church Women are ready to send the phone book for Laurel to the printer. This is the last call for ads or corrections. If you need a change or want to place an ad, call our office at 875-3983. If no one answers, leave a message and we will call you back.

Dulcimer Music Program A program developed around dulcimer music and the folk sounds associated with this ancient instrument will be presented at the Laurel Public Library on Wednesday, March 21, in the Carpenter Community Room at 6:30 p.m. Seaford resident and area musician John Kisela will be on hand to play melodies, and to discuss the artistry and history of a stringed instrument that is often associated with Appalachian or mountain music. The program will consist of a variety of seasonal songs and discussions, is appropriate for ages 12 and over, and will last for approximately one hour. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or visit www.laurel.lib.de.us.

Public forum on preservation plan Help update the statewide historic preservation plan and join your neighbors to discuss the needs and issues facing historic places in Delaware. A meeting will be held in Laurel at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7 at the Laurel Public Library. For more information, contact the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs at 302-736-7400 or preservationplan@state.de.us.

Vegetable gardening basics Master gardener Linda Peters will present an informal workshop on the basics of planting vegetable gardens at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, at the Laurel Public Library. Peters has served as president of the Laurel Garden Club and participates with the master gardening program at the Georgetown Extension Office. This program will cover topics like the best locations and soil types for a vegetable garden, and techniques of fertilizing and watering the young plants or seedlings. Information will be basic for new gardeners, while offering a timely review for the more experienced backyard grower. After the presentation there will be time for questions and answers. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or visit www.laurel.lib.de.us.

Home energy saving workshop Come to the Laurel Public Library on Wednesday, March 7, to learn how you can save energy in your home and reduce your utility costs. The workshop is being offered twice, one at 1 p.m. and a second at 6 p.m. The workshop will be presented by Charles Kistler from Kina'ole Group LLC which specializes in energy management services. The workshop will help you understand your home as a system of interrelated parts, identify home energy-based problems, and come up with a simple action plan for reducing energy. This program is free and open to patrons 14 and older. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184.

Legion offers scholarships The Laurel American Legion Post 19 has announced that scholarship applications are now available to 2012 graduating seniors at Laurel High School and Sussex Tech High School. The Post will present two scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each. Applications may be picked up at each high school office and also at the Laurel Public Library. All applications must be received by May 1. For more information, contact Jim Allen at 875-3456.

Smart choices with electricty Join engineer, Bob Weigner, for a special family program on smart choices with electricity on Tuesday, March 6 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Laurel Public Library. Using an interactive display, Bob will help kids learn how to stay safe around electricity and how to save energy in the home. All ages welcome to this free program.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday March 2nd is the birthday of Dr. Seuss and Read Across America Day all across our country and the Laurel Public Library is celebrating, too! Come in from 1:30 to 5 p.m. on March 2, for a showing of Horton Hears a Who and make elephant bookmarks. Explore the children's area for signs of other Seuss characters and follow the clues to find a prize. Hear the famous Cat in the Hat story read by a mysterious guest reader and find out if the Lorax can save the trees. This event is free and fun for all ages. On Tuesday, March 6, join us at 10:30 a.m. for preschool story hour and meet the guest reader - the Cat in the Hat himself. No registration needed.

Fundraiser dinner at Christ UMC Christ United Methodist Church's Men of Faith will hold an all-you-can-eat 'chicken 'n dumpling' fundraiser dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 17 at the church in Laurel. Dinner platters include chicken and dumplings, mashed potatoes, dressing, green beans, rolls and a dessert. Dinners also include a beverage (coffee, tea or water). The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children. Children 5 and under eat free. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Guests can eat in or carry out. Pickups will be available beginning at 2 p.m. on March 17. Large carry out orders (six or more) can be picked up prior to 2 p.m. but should be placed in advance by calling the church office at 875-4233 by 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 15. For tickets or more information, call Frank at 443-859-2334 or Clint at 443-880-2917. All proceeds benefit Christ United Methodist Church and its missions serving the greater Laurel community.

Laurel Library events
  • Preschool Story Time - Come join Miss Cindy every Tuesday at 10:30am. Children and their caregivers will enjoy exploring books, music, games and crafts. For details, call 875-3184.
  • "Tech Talk" expands hours - two weekly "Tech Talk" sessions. The library's own Tech Guy, Jack Hall, will be available to answer your questions every Saturday and Thursday from 12-1:30. For details, call 875-3184.
  • An English as a Second Language (ESL) classes will be offered at the Laurel Public Library. ESL computer basics classes are running from noon to 1:30 p.m., Fridays for six weeks.
ESL beginner and intermediate evening classes will be held every Tuesday and Thursday. Students will learn the basics of computers and software, while sharpening listening, speaking, reading and writing English skills. For more information, contact the Laurel Public Library at 875-3184.

Pack 90 news Cub Scout Pack 90 in Laurel meets every Monday night at 6:30, at Centenary U.M.C. On Saturday, March 3, Laurel's Cub Scouts will hold their annual Pinewood Derby Race at Centenary U.M.C. The open division race is open to anyone and costs $5 to enter. Hot dogs and drinks will be available for purchase. For questions, contact Cub Master Clifford Alpert at 228-2390.

'Movie Night' at Laurel Baptist Laurel Baptist Church will host "Movie Night" the last Sunday of the month at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Everyone is invited to receive this blessing. Popcorn will be provided. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Blvd. Any questions, call Shirley at 875-2314.

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. An introductory packet of instructions is offered free of charge. 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.

Book discussion group An afternoon book discussion group will meet at the Laurel Public Library on the second Thursday of each month from 3 to 4:30 p.m., in the second floor reading area. New members are welcomed and encouraged. The group reads a variety of titles with emphasis on items available through the Delaware Library Catalog. The selection for February is "The Girls from Ames" by Jeffry Zaslow. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184.

DELMAR EVENTS:

'Bye, Bye Birdie' musical Delmar High School will present the musical, Bye, Bye Birdie, at 7 p.m. on March 1, 2, and 3, in the school's auditorium. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 if purchased at the door. Tickets are available from cast members or by calling the school at 846-9544 or contacting byebyebirdiedelmar@gmail.com.

Delmar Public Library The following events will be held at the Delmar Public Library.
  • Family Movie Night - Friday, March 2 at 6 p.m. - We provide the popcorn and family friendly movie, you show up and enjoy a night out with your loved ones.
  • Kids' Sewing Club - Monday, March 5 at 6 p.m. - This will be the 2nd gathering of novice stitchers but don't worry if you didn't make the first meeting, there's time to catch up. Ages 6-12 are invited to join us. Bring your own scissors, we provide the rest. Donations of material and notions are greatly appreciated.
  • Afterschool Games - Every Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. - Teens in middle and high school are invited. We'll hook up our Wii and PS3, bring out the board games, snack on some delicious food and challenge our peers to friendly games.
  • Yoga - Every Wednesday at 6 p.m. - It's back! Once a week through March and April you can join us as we stretch and breathe our way to a calmer self. You'll leave feeling rejuvenated and eager for the next session.


E-Book and E-Audiobook training The Delmar Public Library will hold E-Book and E-Audiobook Training on Tuesday, March 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Did you know that you can now use your Delaware Library Card to download ebooks and eAudiobooks for free? Drop in during these times and we'll be waiting to walk you through the process. You can download onto just about any eReader device including but not limited to the Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader, iPhone and iPad. Don't have a device of your own yet? You can still come by, ask us questions and find out about our services.

Beef and dumpling dinner The Delmar New Century Club will hold a beef and dumpling dinner from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, at the Delmar VFW. Cost is $12, kids under 12 are $6. There will be baked goods and silent auction. Proceeds will support community projects and scholarship fund. Carry-outs are available. Call for information at 846-9880.

GREENWOOD EVENTS:

Fun for kids at the library The following events are planned for kids at the Greenwood Library. For more information, call 349-5309. The library is located on the corner of Mill and Market Street next to the Greenwood Post Office.
  • Hand-sewing classes - The Greenwood Library will continue their series of programs designed to teach children the art of hand-sewing on the following dates in March: Thursday, March 8, at 3 p.m. and Thursday, March 22, at 3 p.m. 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.
  • Acting classes - Children who can read independently are invited to attend a series of acting classes conducted by Karin Kalinevitch at the Greenwood Public Library on the following dates: Monday, March 5, at 3 p.m. and Monday, March 19 at 3 p.m. Children will participate in a variety of exercises, including Reader's Theater and Role Playing, all designed to inspire confidence and imagination.
  • LEGO Night - LEGO Night returns on Tuesday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m. Bring your own LEGOS and join in the fun! Sponsored by the library, the event will be held at the Greenwood VFW Post 7478, located on the corner of Mill Street and Governors Avenue, one block behind the Greenwood Public Library.


Easter cookie, candy drive As the Easter season approaches, the Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 of 2 Governors Avenue in Greenwood are sponsoring an Easter cookie and candy drive for deployed military troops in Afghanistan. Cookies should be packed or purchased in tins or boxes and candy cannot be chocolate or easily melted. Hard candy, peeps, jelly beans, or other non-chocolate candy is welcome. Girl Scout cookies that don't melt are a favorite. Cash donations to purchase items or help with postage are also accepted and should be made payable to: LAVFW Post 7478, and sent to: Sr. VP Michaele Russell, P.O. Box 900, Greenwood, DE 19950. Contact phone number is 302-349-4220. The holiday goody boxes have been appreciated by our military personnel, and they value our support from home. Contributions can be delivered to 102 Maryland Ave., Greenwood, by March 23, to ensure delivery by Easter.

Homestyle breakfast at Cheer Join us at the Greenwood Cheer Activity Center for a homestyle breakfast on the first Saturday of each month. The next breakfast will be March 3 from 8 to 11 a.m. Musical entertainment will begin at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $6 per person, $4 for children under 10. For more information, call at the center at 349-5237.

Cheer seeks new members The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center located at 41 Schulze Rd. in Greenwood is accepting new members. Anyone over the age of 50 who schedules a tour of the center will enjoy a complimentary lunch. Come learn about all the great activities and trips at the center. Reservations are required. To schedule a tour, call 349-5237.

Fundraiser at Cafe Tamburelli's The Friends of the Greenwood Public Library invite you to support the library while enjoying a meal at Café Tamburelli's located at 3 West Market St. in Greenwood on Tuesday, March 13 from 4 to 10 p.m. The Friends of the Greenwood Library will receive a percentage of proceeds, which will be used to help fund the construction of a new library in Greenwood.

BRIDGEVILLE EVENTS:

Basket Bingo The Bridgeville Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary will host a Basket Bingo on Wednesday, March 28 at the Fire Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the event starts promptly at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. The grand door prize is the large stow away basket with quilted throw. Door prizes between every game and free refreshments during intermission. There will be a 50/50 drawing and basket raffles. For tickets and more information, call 302-337-7429 or 302-337-7446.

Talent show on March 2 The Phillis Wheatley Middle School Talent Show sponsored by P.W.M.S. Conservation Club will be held at Woodbridge High School at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 2. Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for students. Come and see our amazing kids perform, see which teacher gets to kiss the pig for the "Kiss the Pig" contest and many more special performances. Meet the judges: Petch and Paula of Eagle 97.7, Alyana Gomez of WMDT Channel 47 and Kevin Andrade of Maxima 900.

Election cancelled The Town of Bridgeville Municipal Election, scheduled for Saturday, March 3, has been canceled due to the Commission seats being uncontested. The following current Commissioners ran unopposed through the filing deadline, were qualified by the Bridgeville Board of Elections and were declared elected: Voting District #1 Commissioner Jay Mervine Voting District #2 Commissioner Lawrence Tassone Voting District #3 Commissioner Patricia Correll

Lions hold annual variety show The Bridgeville Lions Club will hold its 59th annual variety show, "Wild West Showdown," on Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m., at the Woodbridge High School Auditorium. All seats are $6. Tickets may be purchased at the door or from any Lions Club member. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner sponsored by the Woodbridge National Honor Society in the school cafeteria from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Adults are $10 and children 10 and under are $5. Join us for an evening of family entertainment.

Bridgeville Library New hours - New library hours effective April 1 - Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Storytime schedule - 11 a.m. Tuesdays, ages 2-4; 11 a.m. Thursdays, ages 4-6
  • Lap sit - 10 a.m. Wednesdays, ages 3 months-2 years
  • Family Nights - On the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • March 20: Celebrate Easter early with an extraordinary egg craft, games and refreshments.
  • Teen Book Discussion - Our next teen book discussion is Tuesday, March 13 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The selected book is "When You Reach Me" by Rebecca Stead. Pizza will be served.
Registration is preferred; call the library circulation desk at ext. 101.

Storyteller presents program Marie Gormley-Tarleton, storyteller and impersonator, will present a program, "Passing through Ellis Island," at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, at the Bridgeville Public Library. Her story will be told as seen from the eyes of an eight-year-old Irish immigrant girl. Marie's storytelling quickly transports you to the time and place. The Friends of the Bridgeville Library are pleased to offer this program in March when so many people are celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Refreshments will be served and donations are always welcomed.

'Swing into Spring' Welcome spring with the Friends of the Bridgeville Library with the sounds of The Smooth Sound Dance Band who will recreate the big band sound of the '30's and '40's on Saturday, March 31 from 7:30 to 10 p.m., in the Heritage Shores Ballroom in Bridgeville. Starting at 7 p.m. before the dance, Aggie Beletsky, a dance instructor with Dancing on the Shore, will offer free lessons in swing dancing. The event includes a choice of dessert cakes, coffee and tea, a cash bar as well as a 50/50 raffle and a contest for the couple with the best '40's outfit. Ticket holders will receive a free appetizer. Tickets are being sold until March 23 at the Bridgeville Public Library, Bridgeville Town Hall or by phone from Cheryl Gerring at 337-9733 for $25. 50/50 tickets are on sale at the Bridgeville Library.

TRIPS:

AARP 915 bus trip Bus trip to Branson, MO on October 1-8. All inclusive: transportation, 7 breakfasts, 5 full course dinners, 6 outstanding shows, visit to Grand Country Square, Branson Landing, and Union Station Marketplace in St. Louis. $75.00 signup per person. Cost of trip $885.00 (dbl occupancy). For details, call Diana at 410-754-8189 or Lucille at 410-754-8588

Trip to Sight and Sound The Nanticoke Senior Center will travel to Lancaster, Pa., on Wednesday, March 28 to see Jonah. Performed at the Sight and Sound Millennium Theater, you will see musical numbers, live animals, pyrotechnics, and more. Departing from the senior center at 9 a.m. Cost is $85 for members and $90 for non-members, which includes a boxed lunch, admission to the show, and bus transportation (tip for the driver is not included). There will be a dinner stop at Cracker Barrel in Downington for an early dinner, so bring money for your meal. To sign up for this trip, stop by the senior center or call 629-4939 for more information.

Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania Salisbury AARP Chapter #1276 is taking a trip to the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania on June 11-13. The trip, which includes two nights lodging, two breakfasts and two dinners, transportation and gratuities, will feature a River Cruise, Railroad Ride and Wagon Tour. Contact J. Shockley at 410-749-6093 for more information and to have a brochure mailed with the various activities of the trip.

NSC offers trips The Nanticoke Senior Center is offering the following trips. Call the center at 629-4939 to find out more.
  • Vermont - Monday, Aug. 13 to Thursday, Aug. 16. You will experience the ultimate Vermont tour, and enjoy scenic Route 100, the Friesians of Majesty Show, Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Factory, Yankee Candle, Burlington, and much more!
  • The Senior Center and Curran Travel present a New England and Canada Cruise aboard the Carnival "Glory" from Saturday, Oct. 6 to Saturday, Oct. 13. Ports of call include Boston, Mass.; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; St. John, New Brunswick, Canada; and Portland, Maine.


Seaford AARP offers trips
  • May 10 - Sight & Sound Theatre to see "Jonah" and a meal at Shady Maple Smorgasbord. Cost: $111.
  • May 22-25 - Block Island and Newport, R.I. - Three breakfasts, three dinners included. Take the ferry from Point Judith to Block Island. Browsing and lunch on your own before a narrated bus tour on the island. Next, a Newport Harbor boat cruise, an audio tour of two mansions, visit the Brick Marketplace & more. Cost: $494 per person/doubles.
  • July 22-27 - Charleston, S.C. and Savannah, Ga. - Five breakfasts, two dinners, 1 lunch included. A guided tour of Charleston to see the historic homes, beautiful gardens and churches plus the Citadel, the military college of South Carolina. Enjoy a tour of the Magnolia Plantation and have a tram tour of the gardens. Next, a harbor cruise and a visit to Ft. Sumter, which is known as the Battery. Have a 2 hour tour of Savannah before having lunch at the famous Paula Deen's restaurant. Also visit the Savannah History Museum. Last, a guided tour of Beaufort, S.C. and Parris Island Marine Base. Cost: $575 per person/doubles.
  • Sept. 25-27 - Hudson Valley, N.Y. - Two breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner. In Kingston, N.Y. board the "Rip-Van-Winkle" for a two hour cruise on the Hudson. Day 2 visit Hyde Park and tour the FDR home and have lunch at the Culinary Institute of America with a tour of that and also the Vanderbilt Mansion. Next day head for home with a stop at the Walkway Over the Hudson and the West Point Military Academy for a tour and then visit the museum. Cost: $420 per person/doubles.
  • Nov. 14-17 - Myrtle Beach, S.C. - A southern holiday of Christmas shows. Three breakfasts, three dinners included. Alabama Theatre, Legends in Concert, Palace Theatre featuring Christmas on Ice, and the Carolina Opry (Pat Boone's new theatre if it is open). Cost: $455 per person/doubles.
For more information, contact Rose at 629-7180.

Trip to historic New Castle The Seaford Historical Society will sponsor a trip to the town of historic New Castle on Wednesday, April 18. The cost is $65 per person which includes all tour fees, lunch and motor coach transportation. New Castle had its beginnings in the middle 17th century as a Dutch military outpost called Fort Casimir and then as Delaware's colonial and first state capital. Historic New Castle provides an opportunity without equal for visitors seeking a real historic experience. The Amstel House, Dutch House and Old Court House are just three of many authentically preserved historic buildings in this Historic Landmark District. There will be a guided tour of those three locations as well as an opportunity to look at two early churches, the old Library and walk around the Strand and Battery Park. Lunch will be served by a wait staff in period colonial attire at historic Jessop's Tavern. All entrees will include drinks, rolls and dessert. The choices are: 1. Thirteen Colonies Chowder and Tavern Salad; 2. Fish and Chips served with cole slaw (voted best in Delaware); 3. Hutspot Dutch Pot Roast served with mashed potatoes. The bus will leave the Sears parking lot (Seaford Village Shopping Center) at 8:30 a.m. and return at approximately 5 p.m. The trip north will take us along scenic Route #9. We will pass through the quaint fishing village of Leipsic as well as see the Octagonal school house and many fine brick homes. Make reservations by calling the SHS office at 628-9828 by April 8. It will also be necessary to give your menu choice at that time.

Bus trip to Norfolk Seaford WPS is sponsoring a motor coach trip to Norfolk on April 27-29. 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.

See the 'Cake Boss' live Delaware Technical Community College Owens Campus is offering a bus trip to see Buddy Valastro, star of TLC's baking show "Cake Boss" in "An Afternoon with Buddy Valastro: The Cake Boss" at the DuPont Theatre in Wilmington on Saturday, March 17. The bus departs the Owens Campus at 1 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling Corporate and Community Programs at 856-5618, or online at dtcc.edu/owens/ccp

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.

H.A.P.P.E.N meets The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., HearnsPond Association for its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization met recently at the Seaford Museum. Among the topics discussed were the Hearns Pond dam and mill and local volunteer projects. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, March 8 at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Library.

AARP meeting Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 will have their monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, at the Methodist Manor House in the Friendship Hall. You are invited to attend this meeting to see if you might like to join the chapter. There will be a speaker from the Delaware Electric Company and light refreshments after the meeting. For more information, call Evelyn Parillo at 875-2454.

Genealogical Society meeting The March 17 meeting of the Sussex County Genealogical Society will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Sussex Countian Dave Kenton will speak on the early settlers and families in the Cedar Neck, Slaughter Neck, Primehook Neck and Broadkill Neck sections of Sussex County. Among his many achievements, Kenton surveyed the early home place of the Nutter family prior to their migration to West Virginia in 1750; published a postcard book on Milford, and served as the president of the Milford Historical Society and chairman of the Milford Museum. Meetings of the Sussex County Genealogical Society are open to anyone interested in learning about researching their family heritage. For more information on the society, visit www.scgsdelaware.org or call 302-539-8626.

Markell hosts town meeting Governor Jack Markell will host a town meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, at the Democratic Headquarters at 10 West Pine St., Georgetown. He will talk about the budget and legislative issues.

Annual membership meetings The annual membership meetings of the Laurel Alumni Association and the Laurel Alumni Scholarship Foundation will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, at Laurel High School. The bylaws of the association and the foundation have been revised and will be voted on for approval at the annual business meeting. Copies of the proposed bylaws are available to members for the cost of reproduction and postage. All members are encouraged to attend.

AARP board meeting Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 will hold their board meeting on Thursday, March 1, at the Methodist Manor House in the activity room on the left when you enter the lobby. Board members should try to attend. For more information, call Evelyn Parillo at 875-2454.

'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.

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.

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. 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 2012 schedule includes the following dates: March 24 and April 28. Corresponding rain/snow dates are 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.

SURROUNDING AREAS:

Country breakfast buffet A country breakfast buffet is held the last Sunday of 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 menu 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.

Fiddler on the Roof The Worcester Prep Upper School students will present Fiddler on the Roof on Friday & Saturday, March 2 and 3 at 7 p.m., at the Athletic & Performing Arts Center at Worcester Preparatory School in Berlin. Call or email Debbie Whiteman (dwhiteman@worcesterprep.org, 410-641-3575) for tickets ($10 in advance; $12 at the door) and information.

Baskets & Bags & Cards Bingo The Ladies Auxiliary of the Georgetown Fire Co. will hold a Basket & Bags & Cards Bingo on Monday, March 19 at the Georgetown Fire Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7 p.m. Tickets, which are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, include 20 Bingo games. Prizes include Longaberger, Vera, Thirty-One and various gift cards. There will be raffle drawings, a 50/50 and Chinese Auction. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, call Cathy at 745-5056 or Danielle at 542-6530.

Free 'weeds' workshop The Sussex County Master Gardeners are pleased to invite the public to a workshop on 'Weeds, Identification & Control,' at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13. The free workshop will be held at the Extension Center in Georgetown. Pre-register by contacting Tammy Schirmer at 856-2585, ext. 544.

Mardi Gras event Mardi Gras will be held at the Harrington Fire Hall on Saturday, March 3 from 6 to 10 p.m. Music and dancing with DJ, food and drink, silent and live auctions. Proceeds benefit the Lake Forest Community Education Fund. Tickets $25 per person; reserve at 302-284-3230.

Delaware Horse Expo The Eighth Annual Delaware Horse Expo, expanded to a two-day event, will be held at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 17 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 18. Admission to the Delaware Horse Expo is $7 for one day or $10 for both days; children 12 and under are free. For details, call 398-5194 or visit www.DeHorseExpo.com.

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.

Fundraiser for Bruce Willey A Night of Music and Auction will be held on Thursday, March 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown to help with medical expenses for Bruce Willey. Emcee for the evening is Pastor Rick Betts, Crossroad Community Church. Scheduled performers include Pam Rush, McKenzie George, Debbie O'Neal, Lights of Home, Rob Harman, Pastor Rick Betts, Kalia Clucas and Bruce Willey & The Gospel Cafe Band. Tickets are $10 per person.

Pageant seeks contestants The Miss Delaware Scholarship Organization is looking for contestants to compete in a pageant on March 17 and 18. If you are interested in competing and winning scholarships, contact Dulcenia Kemmerlin at kemmer32@hotmail.com or call 302-393-1483. Contestants must be at least a 17-year-old senior up to 24-years-old and must have lived, worked or gone to school in Delaware for the past six months. The contestants will compete in a personal interview, swimsuit, talent, evening wear and an on-stage question. The winner will go on to compete in the Miss Delaware Pageant in June at Dover Downs. Miss Delaware then goes on to compete in the Miss America Pageant.

Institute seeks volunteers The Lower Shore Stewardship Institute is recruiting volunteers for its first class which begins March 7. Participants will attend expert-led classes on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during the month of March. The first graduating class will work together on a conservation project, then graduate into community volunteer leaders. Graduates will continue to learn and lead environmental stewardship activities at any of the three partner organizations and attending continuing education workshops. To apply or for more information, visit www.nanticokeriver.org/volunteer/lssi/ or contact Beth Wasden at bethwasden@nanticokeriver.org or 443-994-1175.

Vegetable gardening workshop Master Gardener, Linda Peters, will speak on vegetable gardening at the Georgetown Library at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 3. Peters has been a Delaware Master Gardener since 2003 and has many years' experience growing vegetables in her home garden. She will discuss the basics of starting a garden from scratch and will cover topics such as location, soil, fertilizing, and watering. This workshop is a good basic discussion for new gardeners and a good review for experienced gardeners. For more information, call 856-7958 or visit www.georgetownpubliclibrary.org.

Toastmasters hosts open house The Delmarva Toastmasters Club invites the public to its open house and 5th year anniversary celebration to learn about the importance of communication and leadership skills for today's professional, hear prepared speeches and participate in impromptu speeches. The event will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 8 at Delmarva Power in Salisbury. The Delmarva Toastmasters Club meets the second and fourth Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at Delmarva Power. For more information, call Keith Campbell at 410-860-6593 or email delmarvatoastmastersclub@gmail.com.