Bulletin Board
Thursday, March 29, 2012

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.

Eat at the Roadhouse for SHS On Thursday, April 5, the Seaford Texas Roadhouse near Lowe's will honor coupons distributed by the Seaford Historical Society (SHS). Coupons must be presented to the wait person when paying the sales slip. Texas Roadhouse will then pay SHS 10% of the income from the sale of dinners between 4 and 10 p.m. on that date. This money will help with maintenance expenses at the Ross Mansion and the Seaford Museum. Coupons may be obtained from the SHS office in the Seaford Museum building at 203 High St., 628-9828. They are also available online at www.seafordsociety.com.

Easter Egg Hunt An Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Seaford Elks Lodge (8846 Elks Rd.) at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, for kids ages 2 through 10. There will be prizes and lots of fun for kids and adults. The event will last about 1 to 2 hours. No rain date.

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.

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.

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.

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 Donate your seldom used items 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. 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.


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.

Class of 1960 meeting The Laurel High School Class of 1960 will hold a meeting on Tuesday, April 10, at the Laurel Georgia House at 11:30 a.m. for lunch and a meeting. Members and their spouse are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Veteran's benefit workshop Area active and non-active military personnel are encouraged to attend a veteran's benefit workshop at the Laurel Public Library at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, in the Carpenter Community Room. Sussex County Veterans Service Officer, Laurie White will present an outline of the available federal and state benefits and entitlements for service men and women of all ages. White represents the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs which was established in 1987 to provide assistance to Delaware's veterans, their spouses and dependent children. According to White many opportunities are available. The program is free with no registration necessary. For more information visit www.laurel.lib.de.us or call 875-3184.

Annual Book Sale It's time for the great Annual Book Sale given by the Laurel Library Friends. Come to the Laurel Library Community Room from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 9, Tuesday, April 10 and Wednesday, April 11. There will be great, cheap prices for books, tapes and DVDs. All proceeds are used to promote youth programs at the library.

Vera Bradley Bingo The Laurel Lioness will hold a Vera Bradley Bingo on Tuesday, April 17, in the Laurel High School gym. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. There will be door prizes, desserts and snacks. Hot dogs and drinks will be sold. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the door. For advance tickets, call 875-5997. Mark your calendar now and plan to bring a friend to help the Laurel Lioness continue to support the community.

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. 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.


Kids programs at the library Story Time is held every Wednesday in April at 10 a.m. Join us for stories, crafts, songs, and fun! School's Out Story Time will be held on Wednesday, April 4, at 3 p.m. for elementary students. Come see what the fun's all about. Children of all ages can decorate eggs with friends and family on Thursday, April 5, at 5:30 p.m., to get in the mood for Easter. Everything will be provided including a snack. Pages and Pizza, a book discussion group for middle school students, meets Monday, April 9, at 4 p.m. Bring the book you're reading, talk about it with friends, and enjoy pizza. Books are required for pizza. Pre-registration is recommended. Sewing Club for kids ages 6 to 12 meets on Mondays, April 9 and 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. Students are invited to learn basic sewing techniques and make fun projects to share with others. Bring your own scissors. Registration is required. Middle school and high school students are welcome to attend Game Day, on Friday, April 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Celebrate National Scrabble Day by playing a game or two as well as other popular games. Family Movie Night is Friday, April 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. Sit back and enjoy a free movie and popcorn. Middle schoolers are welcome for Wii Games every Tuesday in April immediately after school. Rock Band, Wheel of Fortune – test your skills against your friends. Students in grades 5-8 are welcome to Munch and Learn: Pizza Party on Tuesday, April 24, at 3:30 p.m. April's program focuses on planning careers and earning a living wage. Students will learn that education still pays. Research shows that the more education you have, the more you will earn. This Munch & Learn: Pizza Party is delivered by Megan O'Neil, finance educator for UMD Extension on the Lower Shore. The program is free, but registration is required. Register by calling the Delmar Public Library at 846-9894. All programs are offered free of charge. Some may require pre-registration. For more information, call the library at 846-9894 or visit us at 101 N. Bi-State Blvd., in Delmar.

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.

Chicken and Crust Dinner St. Stephen's United Methodist Church on State Street in Delmar is sponsoring a Chicken and Crust Dinner in Camelot Hall (attached to the church) on Saturday, March 31, from 4 to 7 p.m. Adults are $12, kids are $6 and children under 3 are free. Carryouts are available. Advance tickets are available at the church office. For more information, call 846-9501.

Delmar Public Library The Delmar Public Library will host money-saving and self-improvement programs in April for adults and students. Introduction to Yoga will be held each Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. Taught by instructor Chrys Egan, this free class is available for adults of all ages. Pre-register by calling the library or add your name in person. Couponing with the Coupon Lady will be held Monday, April 2, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. If you want to save money and know the tips and tricks to making the most of coupon clipping, join Candi Carey as she presents an informative and fun class. Pre-registration is suggested. The Delmar Library will host two identical home energy savings workshops on Tuesday, April 3. The workshop will be presented by Charles Kistler from Kina'ole Group LLC which specializes in energy management services. The first workshop will be at 1 p.m. and the second workshop is at 6 p.m. A great deal of helpful and money-saving information will be presented at each of these identical workshops; you need attend only one of them. This program is offered free of charge. You belong @ Your Library is the theme for National Library Week April 9-14. Stop in to browse and borrow books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, ebooks. Apply for a job online using the library's computers, learn a new skill, enjoy a concert, or teach a child to read. World Book Night will be celebrated in Delmar on Monday, April 23. Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale will be held Friday, April 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information or to pre-register, call 846-9894 or visit the library at 101 N. Bi-State Blvd., Delmar.

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.


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 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. 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. 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.

Pig Pickin' Hoedown The Harrington-Greenwood-Felton Rotary Club will host a Pig Pickin' Hoedown at the Harrington Parks & Recreation Center (the former Armory) on Liberty Street, Harrington, on Saturday, April 28, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Roast pork and turkey will highlight a menu complemented by a variety of side dishes, desserts and beverages. Live music will be supplied by Ty Sherwood & The Tydewater Band. Silent and live auctions and plenty of fun and games are also on tap. Tickets, at $20, are available now from any Rotary member or by calling 302-228-9768. Proceeds benefit the Hub Club's community service projects.

Greenwood Library events Hand-sewing classes - On Thursday, April 5 at 3 p.m., the Greenwood Library will conclude their series of hand-sewing classes for children. Acting classes for kids - Children who can read independently are invited to attend a series of acting classes conducted by Karin Kalinevitch at the Greenwood Public Library at 3 p.m. on Monday, April 2 and Monday, April 16. Children will participate in a variety of exercises, including Reader's Theater and Role Playing, all designed to inspire confidence and imagination. For more information, call Donna at 349-5309. Children's poetry celebration - On Tuesday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m., the Greenwood Library invites students in grades 4 and up to gather at the Greenwood VFW to experience the silliness of Shel Silverstein's poetry. Join Nancy B. Lynch, veteran stage director and theatre educator, as she talks about the elements of poetry and get involved in acting out the wacky situations that only Shel Silverstein could imagine. A copy of Silverstein's Falling Up as well as Where the Sidewalk Ends will be raffled for free. For more information, call the library at 302-349-5309. LEGO Night - LEGO Night returns to the Greenwood area at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, at the Greenwood VFW Post 7478. Bring your own Legos and join in the fun! For more information, call 349-5309. Magic of Creative Writing - Adults and students who love to write, and have pre-registered, are invited to participate in a fun-filled, interactive series for creative writers. Join former English professor, Karen Kalinevitch, as she guides future authors through activities and exercises designed to enhance imagination and writing skills. The class will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 and Thursday, April 26. Yu-Gi-Oh Card Game - On Friday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m., fans of the Yu-Gi-Oh Card Game are invited to bring their Dueling Decks to the library for a night of fun. For more information, call 349-5309.

AARP Defensive Driver course An AARP Defensive Driving Safety Course will be held at the Greenwood Cheer Activity Center from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday, April 16. This is a one day refresher class. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. You must pre-register for this course. Checks should be made payable to AARP. Upon compliance of the course, participants will receive a deduction on the liability portion of their automobile insurance. To register, call Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.

Join the Cheer Center The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center invites the public to join them for a home-style breakfast on Saturday, April 14 from 8 to 11 a.m. Cost is $6 per person or $4 for children under 10. The center is also now accepting new members. Anyone over the age of 50 who schedules a tour of the center will enjoy a complimentary lunch and is invited to learn about all the activities and trips at the center. Reservations are required for tours. Among the facilities available is the fitness center which is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is available for members 50+ years of age. Dinner Club is every Thursday night at 5 p.m. and is open to the public. The center will host an "Afternoon of Art" on Wednesday, April 11 at 1 p.m. Local artists will display their work. Refreshments will be served. Reservations are required by calling site manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.

BBQ beef and chicken dinner The Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478, located at 301 Mill Street in Greenwood will hold their annual spring BBQ Beef and Chicken Dinner, on Sunday, April 1 from noon to 3 p.m. Cost is $7.50 for adults and $3.75 for children ages 3 to 6. Children under 3 are free. Additional menu items include potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, peppers & onions, rolls, coffee and ice tea. Take outs are available. Dessert will be available. For more information, contact Sr. Vice Commander Harold Mullins at 302-670-6695.

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.


Library seeks board member The Bridgeville Library Board of Trustees is seeking applicants for a five-year term on the board. The board will review applications received and forward a recommendation to the resident judge of the Superior Court of Sussex County for appointment. Board members must be a resident of the Woodbridge School District, preferably within the Bridgeville post office service area. The board has monthly meetings, usually on the third Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m.; meetings are open to the public. Applications are available at the Bridgeville Public Library, 600 S. Cannon St., Bridgeville. For more information, contact Karen Johnson at 337-7401, ext. 107. Deadline for the application is May 11.

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.


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 trip 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.

Laurel Senior Center 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.

Nanticoke Senior Center 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.


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 details, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

'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.


Ham/Turkey Shoot schedule Ellendale Ruritan Ham/Turkey Shoot will be held April 28 at the Georgetown/Ellendale VFW, 1/2 mile south of the Rt. 113 and 16 intersection. Corresponding rain/snow dates is 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.

Tracking Your Ancestors II The Sussex County Genealogical Society in Delaware will present their 2012 conference, Tracking Your Ancestors II, on Saturday, April 28 at Delmarva Christian High School in Georgetown. Details can be found at www.scgsdelaware.org or by calling 875-7665.