Bulletin Board
Thursday, March 22, 2012
 
SEAFORD EVENTS:

Spring Art Show reception Gallery 107 at 324 High Street in downtown Seaford invites the public to meet the artists at their Spring Art Show Opening Reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 23. Refreshments will be served.

Chicken 'n dumpling dinner The Ladies Auxiliary of Virgil Wilson VFW POST 4961 is sponsoring an AYCE Chicken 'n Dumpling Dinner from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, at the post which is located at 9767 Middleford Rd., Seaford. The price per dinner is $12; dinners for children ages 12 and under are $6. The menu also include rolls, mashed potatoes, peas, ice tea, coffee and dessert. Take-out will be available. There will be a 50/50 raffle for cancer aid and research. Proceeds from the dinner will go toward the purchase of new American flags for patriotic holidays.

Tull Bros. Reunion Tull Bros. Employee Reunion & Spouse featuring a buffet dinner will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, at Pizza King in Seaford. RSVP by April 7 to Audrey Taylor at 542-9717.

Fundraiser drive for cancer The Ladies Auxiliary of the Virgil Wilson VFW Post 4961 is conducting a fundraising drive for Cancer Aid and Research in compliance with the National Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW 7-7-7 Campaign the week of March 19 through March 25. We are asking the public, friends, families, and co-workers to donate $7 over the course of 7 days. Funds raised are sent to notable cancer treatment centers across the country and also as grants to LAVFW members who are battling cancer which is a unique part of our membership. Interested donors should make their checks or money orders payable to: LAVFW 4961 and send them to Denise Rementer, Treasurer, 7-7-7 Campaign, P.O. Box 495, Seaford, DE 19973.

STIRS Poker Run The Delmarva HOG STIRS Poker Run is Sunday, April 15. Cost is $10 per hand, and includes a free hot dog and soda. Registration is from 10 a.m. to noon; last bike in at 2:30 p.m. and awards are at 3 p.m. The top prize is $500 (based on 500 entries). For more information, visit www.delmarvahog.com.

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.


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 is offering "Divorce, Preparing for and Surviving Divorce Financially" from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 2.
  • 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.
  • The Job Center at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center is accepting registration for Word/Excel workshops.


AAUW holds geranium sale The Western Sussex Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is taking orders for their annual geranium sale to raise scholarship money for a local high school student, a Del Tech student going for an advanced degree, and a Delaware Space Academy student. Lakeside Greenhouse in Laurel has again provided the best quality plants. Available colors are red, white, pink, salmon, and fuchsia. The price for each 6-inch pot is $4.30. To order, call 629-4619 or contact any AAUW member by March 31. The plants will be available for pick-up at the West Seaford Elementary School parking lot from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 28. At 11 a.m. leftover geraniums will be sold to the public.

Community Night for the library The Friends of the Seaford Library & Cultural Center will host a community night on Monday, April 2, between the hours of 5 to 8 p.m., to celebrate National Library Month. Community members are asked to dine at Seaford Pizza King, eat in or take out, in support of the Seaford Library & Cultural Center. A portion from each bill will be donated back to the Friends of the Seaford Library & Cultural Center when the library coupon is presented at checkout. Coupons may be obtained at the Seaford Library & Cultural Center, online at www.seaford.lib.de.us. or from any member of the Friends.

Library Job Center coordinator at March AAUW meeting The guest speaker at the March meeting of the Western Sussex Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will be Tina Kratz, coordinator of the Seaford District Library Job Center. Seaford is fortunate to have one of four job centers in the state, sponsored by the Delaware Division of Libraries. The job centers were created to address the online access needs of economically vulnerable communities in Delaware. The Job Center offers residents the opportunity to take GED and English as a Second Language classes as well as computer workshops, financial focus groups, workshops on finding a job plus much more. Tina is an enthusiastic speaker who enjoys sharing the benefits the Job Center offers not only individuals but the community. The program will begin at 7 p.m. on March 28, in the Community Room of the Methodist Manor House. The public is invited to attend. Membership in AAUW is open to any women with an Associate's Degree or higher.

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 ad, 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.

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.

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.

'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. Regular tickets are $20 for adults and $8 for students. Group discounts are available for this concert only. Any block of 10 or more tickets will be discounted substantially. This is ideal for civic, work and church groups. It is not necessary to arrive together. Group sales may be obtained by calling the Executive Director at (302) 542-8387. The concert will feature the music of Broadway's golden age written by composers George Gershwin, Irving Berlin and Cole Porter. There will also be performances 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. Regular tickets may be obtained from any SDCS member or at the door.

Battle of the Bands Seaford's Annual Battle of the Bands is April 20. The 2012 La Ayuda Battle of the Bands helps support the Mexican Tarahamura Indians from a badly drought stricken and drug affected area. This year's proceeds will benefit this group in Mexico, while presenting some of the best bands, all genres, music has to provide. Pulling from a tri-state list of up and coming bands, this year's Battle of the Bands will be sure to impress. Interest sheets are not being taken for bands to be considered - all auditions will occur one night only, April 3 - we will make appointments with each band pending their application. Applications are available at http://harrybrake.wordpress.com, under the post Battle of the Bands La Ayuda 2012 Concert.

Art classes at Gallery 107 Nancy LaPrad and Tammy Kearney are offering a morning coffee and painting class for adults from 9 to 11 a.m. every Friday. Cost is $5 and registration is not required. This is an opportunity to work on an existing painting and/or to obtain instruction in beginning one. Call Nancy at 629-4356 or Tammy at 629-2829 for more information. Karen Owens is offering her popular children's art classes. Cost is $40 and includes all supplies. Karen may be reached at 628-8656. Classes are for a 4 week period and are ongoing through much of 2012. Professional photographers, Jim Hill and Lisa Swartzenruber, both PPA certified, are offering a 4 week beginner's course for adults. Cost is $40 for members and $50 for non-members. Participants must bring their own camera. For registration and class times, Jim can be reached at 629-4396. Brenda Brasure will teach a 5 week children's (age 8 and up) basket weaving class beginning Saturday, March 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. Cost is $45 for members and $50 for non-members, plus the cost of each kit. Call Brenda at 381-6193 to register and for more information. Rudelle Hall will offer a unique art class for children ages 10 and up on animation cell painting on March 24 and 31 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. All supplies are included. Cost is $22 for members and $25 for non-members. Call Gallery 107 at 628-2787 to register. On March 29, Nancy LaPrad will offer a basic drawing and sketching class for teens and beginning adults from 7 to 9 p.m. Call Nancy at 629-4356 for a list of supplies. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. On Wednesdays, April 4-18, John Schisler will teach realism oil painting in the style of the Old Masters from 6 to 9 p.m. Class size is limited to 10 adults. Cost is $55 for members and $65 for non-members. John may be reached at 448-0212 for more information and a list of supplies needed.

LAUREL EVENTS:

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.

Preschool Story Time Come join Miss Cindy every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Laurel Public Library. Children and their caregivers will enjoy exploring books, music, games and crafts. For details, call 875-3184.

Legion Egg Hunt The Laurel American Post 19 is holding an Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 8, at 1:30 p.m., at Laurel Middle School, Central Avenue. Ages 12 and under are invited to participate.

Tech Talk at the library The Laurel Public Library's own Tech Guy, Jack Hall, will be available to answer your questions every Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. and Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday Tech Talks end at the end of March. For details, call 875-3184.

ESL classes at Laurel Public Library 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.

Pride in Bloom Proud of Laurel? Have you noticed the ongoing changes that continue to make our town one of warmth and beauty? Want to be a part of the beautification process? You can now donate to maintain the planters located in Market Street Park. For more information, call Charles Wise at 875-5537. Contributions of any amount can be made to Laurel Pride in Bloom, c/o Bank of Delmarva, 200 E. Market St., Laurel, DE 19956.

Miss/Little Miss Laurel Pageant The Laurel Exchange Club will sponsor their 63rd Miss/Little Miss Laurel Pageant at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, in the Laurel Sr. High School Auditorium. Admission is $5, one parent admitted free with a contestant and ages 5 and under are free. Little Miss: must be between the ages of 4 to 6, but not 7 before Sept. 1, of pageant year. Big Miss: Sophomore or junior, between the ages of 15 to 17 but not 18 before Sept. 1, of pageant year, with a GPA of 2.5 or better, no children of her own and in good standings. All contestants must live in the 19956 zip code or attend the Laurel School district. Applications are available at PL Dunbar Elementary for 4 to 6-year-olds and Laurel Sr. High School for 15 to 17-year-olds. All applications available at Todd's Income Tax and Accounting Service, 11515 Commercial Lane, Laurel or by calling Barbara Cross at 875-3753. All applications must be returned by April 21, no exceptions.

LHS Class of '92 seeks classmates Laurel High School Class of 1992 is planning its 20 year reunion and is looking for classmates. Contact Bobbie Bailey at 302-381-4737 or hdgirl421@gmail.com.

Chicken and dumpling dinner Centenary UMW will sponsor an all you can eat chicken and dumpling dinner and dessert on Saturday, March 31 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Dining Hall. Take-outs available. Adults are $10 and children ages 6 to 12 are $5. Kids under 6 are free. Sweet booth available for take-outs. Centenary United Methodist Church is located at the corner of Market and Poplar streets in Laurel. Call 875-3983 for more information.

Administrative Professionals Day Celebrate Administrative Professionals Day on Wednesday, April 25 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Georgia House in Laurel. Lunch is $18. New this year is the Administrative Professional of the Year award. Nominations will be accepted at the Laurel Chamber through 2 p.m. on April 16. No application will be accepted after that date and time. The speaker will be Sussex County Economic Director Julie Wheatley. RSVP by calling the Laurel Chamber at 875-9319.

Visitor's Day at the Farm Join us at Changing Fates Equine Rescue in Laurel for the 5th Annual Delaware Week for the Animals with Visitor's Day at the Farm on Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Changing Fates Equine Rescue is an all volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of the horses we rescue, as well as the families who adopt them. You will have the opportunity to meet our wonderful horses and find yourself a new partner. Also visit our used tack store. Raffles and food will be available. Donations of feed, hay and gift cards from local feed stores are appreciated. For more information, contact Robin Weinkam at 410-858-7058 or visit www.changingfates.rescuegroups.org.

'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.

Festival seeks crafters, exhibitors Crafters and exhibitors are needed for the 6th Annual St. Philips Strawberry Festival on Saturday, May 19 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Charles Wise at 875-5537.

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.

DELMAR EVENTS:



Delmar Public Library Wednesday story time, Family Movie Night, Teen After-School Games and more ongoing programs are happening every week at the Delmar Public Library. AARP volunteers will continue free tax return preparation for seniors and low income individuals on Thursdays through March at the library. Appointments are required and can be made by calling the library or in person. Space is limited. Introduction to Yoga will be held each Wednesday evening in March and April from 6-7 p.m. Taught by instructor Chrys Egan, this free class is available for adults of all ages. Participants should bring a yoga mat or beach towel and wear comfortable clothes for easy movement. All levels and abilities are welcome. Pre-register by calling the library or add your name in person. The library is looking for a few good volunteers to join the Friends of the Library organization. For more information, call the library at 846-9894 or email Delmar.Library@lib.de.us.

Delmar Alumni Banquet The 10th Annual Delmar Alumni Association banquet will be held on Saturday, April 28, at the Delmar VFW. Social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by a prime rib and crab cake dinner at 6:30 p.m. A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of scholarships to the 2012 scholarship recipients, special guests at the banquet. Chinese and live auctions will be held again this year. Donation of items for the auctions would be most appreciated. Cost is $22 per person. For more information, contact Gary Riley ('82) at 846-3846.

Alumni Association's annual meeting The Delmar Alumni Association will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 26, in the Delmar High School library. A very important item of business will be the election of officers for the upcoming year. Alumni Association members are encouraged to attend this annual meeting.

Basket Bingo Extravaganza A Basket Bingo Extravaganza to benefit Delmar High School Girls Sports will be held on Saturday, March 31, at the Delmar VFW Post #8276 in Delmar, Md. Doors open at 11 a.m. Pizza will be available for purchase for lunch. Session one begins at 1 p.m. and session two begins after dinner (intermission). All baskets are filled with special surprises. There will be raffles/Chinese auction items, surprise raffles, Deal or No Deal games and King Tutt games. There is over $30,000 worth of Longaberger prizes. Tickets, which are $55, include one book of 20 regular games for session one and one book of 20 regular games for session two. There is a free catered dinner at intermission featuring chicken/ham/crab cake. A special book of 5 games is $5 per book per session and two jackpot games cost $1 per sheet. Extra books (regular games) will be available for purchase. For more information and tickets, call Ronnie at 410-726-7450 or Nancy at 443-235-4463 after 5 p.m.

Clean-up days in Delmar The town of Delmar will hold spring clean-ups on the following dates: Delmar - April 11-12 and Delmar, Md. - April 17-18. Collection times will be between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. To participate, residents and civic organizations are asked to contact the town's administrative office at 410-896-2777 or 846-2664 no later than the week before collection. The resident's or organization's name, address or location, contact phone number and a brief description of the items to be picked up must be provided to the town. The following items are not eligible for collection: automobiles; oil, gas cans; riding lawn mowers; air conditioners; construction materials; large tree stumps; automotive parts; heavy machinery; tires; freezers/refrigerators; paint; sleep sofas; chemicals; and any item containing freon. Limbs over three feet must be bundled and window frames must have the glass removed. Only one couch and one box spring and mattress will be removed from each household. Contact the town for more information.

GREENWOOD EVENTS:

Fundraiser for Pop Warner Woodbridge Pop Warner will sponsor an all you can eat breakfast fundraiser at the Greenwood VFW on Saturday, March 24 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Ages 4 and under are free, children are $5 and 17 and up are $7. All proceeds will benefit the group's football players and cheerleaders. For more information, contact Sharay Knight at 302-265-7522.

'Women Spies During the Civil War' In observance of Women's History Month, Tom Ryan, local Civil War historian, will present "Spies and Spymasters: Women Spies During the Civil War," at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 26, at the Greenwood VFW Hall. Ryan will focus on the role of women who served both sides during the war in intelligence-related capacities as either spies or spymasters. Emphasis will be placed on the role of women in mid-19th century society, and how they were uniquely positioned to perform information-gathering missions for their respective sponsors. Ryan is the former president of the Central Delaware Civil War Round Table in Dover, and is a member of the Gettysburg Foundation, Fort Delaware Society, and Civil War Trust. He has published numerous articles and book reviews, currently writes a periodic column "Civil War Profiles" for the Coastal Point newspaper, and speaks to historical and literary groups. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is helpful but not required. To register, call the Greenwood Library at 349-5309. The program will be held at the Greenwood VFW Hall at the corner of Governors Ave. and Mill St. in Greenwood.

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.

Antiques Appraisal Fair Are you interested in the value of a family heirloom or yard sale purchase? Do you enjoy watching Antiques Roadshow? Then come to the Friends of the Greenwood Library's Antiques Appraisal Fair on Saturday, April 14, at noon for an enjoyable afternoon. Tickets for the appraisals should be purchased before the event; cost is $5 for one item, or $12 for three items. Those who purchase appraisal tickets will have free admission to the event. Tickets are available at the Greenwood Library or through any member of the Friends of the Greenwood Library. If appraisal times are still available, tickets may be purchased at the door on the day of the event, but to ensure that your items will be appraised, advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. Those who would simply like to attend may purchase an admission ticket for $5, either in advance or at the door. The program, which should run approximately 3 to 4 hours, will be held at the Greenwood VFW Hall at the corner of Governors Avenue and Mill Street in Greenwood. All antiques and collectibles will be expertly appraised in a group lecture-type format by Evard B. Hall, Auctions and Appraisals, of Greenwood; Louis and Shirley O'Neal of O'Neal's Antiques in Laurel; and Gary Manlove of Manlove's Choice Antiques of Greenwood. The combined experience and diverse expertise of all four of our appraisers should make for an educational and informative afternoon. Appraisals will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis, and all appraisals are verbal and non-binding. Refreshments prepared by the Friends of the Greenwood Library will also be available for purchase. Proceeds from the event will be used to help fund the construction of a new library in Greenwood. For more information, contact the Greenwood Library at 349-5309.

Library fundraiser at Friendly's On Thursday, April 19, from 5 to 8 p.m., the Friends of the Greenwood Public Library invite you to support the library while enjoying a meal at Friendly's in Seaford. No coupon is needed to participate, and the Friends of the Greenwood Library will receive 10% of all proceeds for that date. This 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.

'Swing into Spring' fundraiser The "Swing into Spring" Fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of the Bridgeville Library is Saturday, March 31 from 7:30 to 10 p.m., in the Heritage Shores Ballroom. Hear the wonderful music of the Smooth Sound Dance Band which recreates the big band sound of the 1930's & 1940's. There will be dessert cakes, coffee, tea, snacks and a cash bar plus a free swing dance lesson at 7 p.m. There will be a prize for best outfit. Also a 50/50 raffle and a pre-event dinner at Passwaters. Free appetizer with ticket. Tickets, which are $25, are available at the Bridgeville Library, Town Hall or by calling Cheryl Gerring at 337-9733. Deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, March 23.

Kids' art on display Art projects created by kindergarten and second grade students at Woodbridge Elementary School (WES) are on display for the month of March at the Bridgeville Public Library. Thank you to art instructor, Mrs. Sharon Wink and the students at WES. For more information, call Ruth Skala at 858-1534.

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.


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

Grand Canyon of PA 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.

Senior Center offers trips The Laurel Senior Center is offering the following trips: Myrtle Beach - Sept. 10-14 - "Fun in the Sun Getaway" - Stay in oceanfront suites with four breakfasts, four dinners, five shows, a beach day plus sightseeing and shopping. Dutch Apple Theater - Nov. 28 - "Swingin' Christmas" To reserve your seat, call 875-2536 for more information.

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 dinner theater AARP #1276 will have a trip to the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater in Lancaster, Pa., to see "9 to 5 The Musical" on Tuesday, April 10. Cost is $77 per person and includes bus, tips, meal and show. The bus leaves from the Wicomico Civic Center in Salisbury. This is a one day trip. For more information, call B. Briddell at 410-742-4394.

'Jonah' at Sight & Sound AARP is sponsoring a trip to Sight & Sound to see "Jonah". The bus will leave Seaford at 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, May 10, and arrive at Kitchen Kettle at 11 a.m. for a light lunch on your own before going to the theatre which starts at 1 p.m. After the show, at 4 p.m., the group will go to the Shady Maple for dinner (included). At 6 p.m., the group will board the bus for the trip back home. For more information, call Rose at 629-7180.

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.

MEETINGS:

USPS meeting 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.

Democrats spring dinner The Sussex County Democratic Party is having its spring dinner, Saturday, March 24, at 6 p.m. at the Millsboro Fire Hall, 103 East State Street. Governor Jack Markell will be the keynote speaker. The cost is $45 at the door.

Read Aloud training session A Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, at the Seaford Public Library. Call 856-2527 to sign up for training or for more information. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.

'Sea Purls' meeting 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.

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.

H.A.P.P.E.N. holds meeting The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearns Pond Association for its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization will meet on Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum.

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.

SURROUNDING AREAS:

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.

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. The next breakfast is on March 25.

Tracking Your Ancestors II The Sussex County Genealogical Society in Delaware will present their 2012 conference, Tracking Your Ancestors II, on Saturday, April 28. Rebecca Whitman Koford and Chuck Mason are returning by popular demand with new topics. Nationally known Michael Hait and other well-known genealogical speakers will also share their genealogical expertise. The conference will cover topics such as the Pitfalls & Pratfalls in Genealogy, Men of the Same Name, Land Platting, Online Genealogy, Beyond Ancestry and Family Search, and military research. The Delaware Public Archives, the Maryland State Archives Online, and Colonial Families of Delmarva will also be represented. Tracking Your Ancestors II will be held at Delmarva Christian High School in Georgetown. Details can be found at www.scgsdelaware.org or by calling 875-7665.