Bulletin Board
Thursday, April 26, 2012
 
SEAFORD EVENTS:

Gallery 107 art classes Gallery 107 in Seaford is offering the following art classes. Continuing on Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m., Nancy LaPrad and Tammy Kearney will hold their morning coffee and painting class for adults. 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. Rudelle Hall will teach the art of animation cell painting on Saturdays through April 28, for ages 10 and up from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $50 for non-members and $45 for members. Supplies are included. Call the gallery at 628-2787 to register. This class will also be offered again for 4 sessions from May 5 through May 26. On May 5 and May 12, talented photographer Sandy Morgan will have a "Photography and Craft" class from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. for children ages 7 to 12. This engaging class features a craft for children to make for Mother's Day. Cost is $20 and includes supplies. Sandy may be reached at 536-1020 to register and for more information. 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.

AAUW's geranium pick-up Geraniums ordered to benefit the American Association of University Women (AAUW) scholarship program may be picked up and paid for at the West Seaford Elementary School parking lot on Saturday, April 28, between 8 and 11 a.m. Any orders not picked up by 11 a.m. will be sold to the public. We recommend early pick up between 8 and 10 a.m. because another event is planned at the school. Thank you for your support!

Seaford Community yard sale The first Seaford Community Yard Sale of the season hosted by the Seaford Enhancement Team (S.E.T.) is from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 28 with a wide variety of goods from trinkets to treasures. This is a great time to clean out the garage, attic, man cave and other areas where assorted sundries tend to collect. You may even discover valuables you had long forgotten while you earn some spending money for yourself. A 10 x 10 space may be reserved for $10 by calling Joe Owens at 628-8656. A limited number of tables are available for $5. All proceeds from table and space rental will assist the efforts of S.E.T in promoting and encouraging the restoration, revitalization, and economic stability of our downtown. Many downtown businesses will be offering special savings during the yard sale. Come out and re-discover small town America.

Spring Fair to benefit church Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Seaford will hold a Spring Fair, a fundraiser, on Saturday, May 12 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be attic treasures, flowers, clothing, jewelry, books, toys, a baked goods table, furniture, a money raffle and more. From the kitchen will be homemade soup, scrapple, hamburgers, hot dogs and sausage sandwiches. Eat in or take out.

Benefit Night for SHS Thursday, May 3 is benefit night for the Seaford Historical Society (SHS) at the Seaford Texas Roadhouse from 4 to 10 p.m. The Texas Roadhouse is located in the shopping center near Lowe's in Seaford. Coupons to qualify for Texas Roadhouse donating 10% of sales that night are available from SHS members or from the SHS 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.

Seaford AARP Picnic Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 will hold their annual picnic on Thursday, June 7 from noon to 3 p.m. You must sign up by May 31 to attend (cost is $5) and attendees are asked to bring a covered dish. Contact President Evelyn Parillo at 875-2454 to sign up. Check the May newsletter for directions to the picnic area.

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.
  • The Friends of the Seaford Library Annual Meeting will be held at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2. Charles Paparella, a featured reporter on WBOC, will speak. There will be a demonstration on downloading books from the library to your Nook or Kindle along with a tour of the new Job Center at Library. Refreshments will be served.
  • Purchase your tickets now for the Third Annual "Dinner in the Library" presented by the Seaford Board of Commissioners at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Friday, June 1. Laura Schroff, author of "An Invisible Thread" will be the featured speaker. Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and music by "The Medics" will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner by the Georgia House Restaurant at 7. Cost per person is $75. Contact Peggy Boyd at 536-1449 for ticket information.
  • The "Critical Reading" group will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 7.
  • The Friends of the Seaford Library and Cultural Center will be holding its Annual Yard/Plant/Book/Bake Sale on Saturday, May 12, from 7 to 11 a.m. They will take donations in good condition for the sale (clothing is not accepted). Donations of plants from your garden will be appreciated. Donations may be dropped off at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center in Woodruff Room on Thursday, May 10 and Friday, May 11.


Job Center For more information, visit www.lib.de.us/jobcenter or call the Seaford Job Center at 222-3618.
  • The Job Center at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center in cooperation with Sussex Tech will be offering English as a Second Language (ESL) on Tuesdays and Thursday nights at 5:30 p.m. Call 222-3618 to register.
  • The Job Center at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center is offering "High School Diploma/GED classes" every other Monday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, call 302-883-0420 or 888-321-4723, email info@dcdal.org or visit http://dcdal.org.
  • The Job Center at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center will offer Open Lab for walk-in patrons on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
  • The Job Center at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center is offering a Microsoft Excel Intermediate class on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. A four week session starts April 30. Pre-registration is required.
  • The Job Center at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center is offering "How to Start a Business in Delaware" with limited or no funding presented by Dinette Rivera, president and CEO of Rivera Development Group, on Thursday, April 26 at 11 a.m.


Senior Center Spring Fling Mark you calendar for Nanticoke Senior Center's Spring Fling on Tuesday, May 8 at 5:30 p.m. The center will host a spaghetti dinner followed by a concert by The Jones Boys. Enjoy the sounds of country, gospel, 50's rock, and bluegrass, as well as some original songs. Tickets are $20 per person. Tickets are available at the center or online at www.nanticokeseniorcenter.com. Call 629-4939 for more information.

Car & Tractor Show The 9th Annual Vintage Car & Antique Tractor Show will be held on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Concord United Methodist Church, Seaford. Featured are the Vintage Car Club of Delaware and the First State Antique Tractor Club. Admission is free and anyone interested in showing an antique car or tractor is welcome at no charge. Dash plaques will be given to the first 50 exhibitors. The United Methodist Women will be selling scrapple sandwiches, oyster sandwiches, hot dogs, homemade pies and beverages. Concord UMC is located on Church Road, just off Concord Road (Rt. 20 east). For more information, call 629-7706.

Longaberger Basket Bingo The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), Lodge #9 will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, at the Seaford Moose Lodge, Route 13A, Bridgeville Highway, Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 games and will feature several Longaberger baskets. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. An advance ticket includes a chance to win the Work Around basket, Signature Step It Up basket or one of the several door prizes. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, contact the FOP at 302-245-4616.

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 details, 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.

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. Applications must be received by May 1. For details, contact Jim Allen at 875-3456.

'Get in Gear' Bike Rally It's not too late to become a sponsor for Trap Pond Partners' 9th Annual "Get in Gear" Family Bike Rally which takes place on the first Saturday in May (May 5). For $100, your company or organization can be on the back of the collectible t-shirts and you can help support the Partners' programs at Trap Pond State Park. To participate, bring your whole family for $20 or $5 per person. For more information, call Betty Grossmann at 875-5088.

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.

Yard and bake sale The Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion will hold its annual Gigantic Yard and Bake Sale to benefit veterans from 7 a.m. until on Saturday, April 28 at Legion Post 19 in Laurel. Breakfast and lunch will be available. No early birds please.

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. For details, call 875-3184.

ESL classes at Laurel Public Library English as a Second Language (ESL) computer basics classes will be offered at the Laurel Public Library on Fridays from noon to 1:30 p.m. 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.

LEAP Program at the library The LEAP program for beginning readers continues in April on Monday, April 30 at 3:30 p.m. Young readers who wish to practice their reading skills are invited to join canine friends, Lilly, Moxie, River and Kola for an afternoon of literacy partnerships. Register on site if you are new to the program. For more info, call Cindy Woodruff, youth services librarian, at 875-3184.

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.

DELMAR EVENTS:

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. Chinese and live auctions will be held. Donation of items for the auctions would be appreciated. Cost is $22 per person. For more information, contact Gary Riley ('82) at 846-3846.

Sandwich Sale Delmar Church of God of Prophecy will hold a sandwich sale featuring oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, soft crabs, chicken salad and more on Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. until. There will be baked goods and homemade ice cream. Yard sale tables are available for $10. For more information, call the church at 875-7824.

Delmar Chamber festival This year's 36th Annual Festival sponsored by the Greater Delmar Chamber of Commerce will be held on Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Rain date is Saturday, June 16. There will be many craft, food and informational vendors, along with several other vendors from businesses, churches, food, raffles, kiddie train ride, games, other attractions, live entertainment and more. Since this is the chamber's largest fundraising event of the year, the goal is to raise enough funds from donations and sponsorships to cover all of the costs for the festival. Funds raised from the games and attractions can then be used for other events throughout the year and usual expenses. For more information, call Diane Johnson at 846-3336 or email delmardinamite@verizon.net.

Relax, create and support the library Introduction to Yoga continues in May. Classes will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 9, 23, and 30 and on Thursday, May 17, from 6 to 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. Bring out your inner artist and attend the Decorative Painting workshops on Thursday, May 10 and May 24, at 6 p.m. The group focuses on acrylic paints and is open to painters of every skill level. Participants are required to provide their own supplies (paints, brushes, painting surface, etc). Patterns are provided. Registration is not required, however, patterns need to be obtained ahead of time for the prep work to be done before each session. Costs are generally under $10. If you enjoy knitting and crocheting, attend the Madhatters program on Tuesday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m., in the Hayman Meeting Room at the library. Teens and adults are welcome. On-going service projects are completed during the program. World Book Night discussion group will meet on Wednesday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m., for book giveaway recipients. Books to be discussed include Because of Winn Dixie, Friday Night Lights, and The Things They Carried. Light refreshments will be served. The library will show the movie, Because of Winn Dixie, on Friday, May 18, at 6:30 p.m., as a follow up for World Book Night book recipients. All families are welcome to attend. Popcorn will be served. The Friends of the Delmar Public Library will meet on Wednesday, May 9, at 7 p.m., in the Hayman Meeting Room of the library. The Friends welcome new members throughout the year to learn more about their mission and programs in support of the library. The library will hold two community fundraisers in May at local restaurants. On Wednesday, May 2, from 5 to 8 p.m., Hardees in Delmar will donate 20% of each order to the library. On Tuesday, May 22, the Greene Turtle will donate a percentage of sales made throughout the day to the library as part of their Funds for Friends community support program. All money raised will go toward the purchase of materials for the library. For more information or to pre-register for a program, call 846-9894 or visit the library at 101 N. Bi-State Blvd., Delmar.

Children's programs at the library Preschool Storytime will be presented Wednesday, May 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, at 10 a.m. Join Miss Jessica for stories and crafts. Children and their favorite teddy bears are invited to Delmar Public Library's Teddy Bear Picnic at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, in State Street Park in Delmar. Come enjoy stories, crafts, games, a special performance, food and fun with your teddy for this free event. Call the library for information and instructions in the event of rain. Family Movie Night will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 4, in the library's Hayman Meeting Room. We'll show the recent movie based on the classic comics series about a young boy and his dog Snowy and their travels around the world. Popcorn and a beverage will be provided or bring your own snack. All ages are welcome on Monday, May 7, for After School Crafts. This month the craft will be something special for Mom, in honor of Mother's Day. Teens are welcome for After School Games at the library every Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Play Wii games, Playstation, or board and table games. Snacks are provided. Pages and Pizza for Teens, a book club, meets on Monday, May 14, at 4:30 p.m. Bring a book you are reading to share with others. Pizza concludes the program. Sign up is requested for ordering pizzas. Teen Crafts will be held on Thursday, May 24, at 3:30 p.m. Show off your talents and create something wonderful. All programs are offered free of charge. For more information, visit or call the library at 846-9894.

Geranium and Sub Sale Order your spring geraniums for $6. Order your 12" cold cut or 12" turkey sub for $7. Call 876-2195 or 846-2335 for information and to order, or contact any member of the Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Advance orders are recommended as there will only be a limited number available on the day of sale. The sale/pick up date is Saturday, April 28 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Delmar Fire House. The sale benefits the Delmar Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary.

Basket and Pocketbook Bingo The Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is holding a Bingo on Thursday, May 10, featuring Longaberger and Vera Bradley Products. Doors open at 5:30, games begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Call 875-2195 or 846-2335 for ticket information. Must be 18-years-old. This function is not affiliated with The Longaberger or Vera Bradley companies.

Prayer Breakfast The Kiwanis Club of Delmar will hold their annual Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, May 12, at Camelot Hall on State Street at 9 a.m. Tickets will be available at the door or contact any Kiwanis member.

Cheerleading clinic on May 19 The Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay will be sponsoring a Cheerleading Clinic on Saturday, May 19 at Delmar Middle/High School from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The clinic is for all girls in grades kindergarten to fifth. The Delmar High School Varsity Cheerleading Squad will be the instructors. Activities will include stretching, tumbling, arm movements, chants, dance, and building skills. Cost is $25 per girl. Girls should wear comfortable clothing and sneakers and bring a bag lunch and drink. Water will be provided. Financial assistance is available. You do not have to be a Girl Scout to register for the clinic. For more details or to sign up, call Pat Lewis at 1-800-374-9811 or 410-742-5107, ext. 109 or email plewis@cbgsc.org.

Delmar Library adult programs 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. 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.

GREENWOOD EVENTS:

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. Live music will be supplied by Ty Sherwood & The Tydewater Band. Silent and live auctions and games. Tickets, at $20, are available now by calling 302-228-9768.

Greenwood Library events
  • 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.
  • 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.


Explore the Amish community On Tuesday, May 22, at 6:30 p.m., the Greenwood Public Library will host a program that explores the lifestyle of the Amish community. Join Dr. Thomas E. Gallagher as he discusses a way of life that thrives without such modern conveniences as electricity and central heat. For more information, call the library at 349-5309. This program is made possible through a grant from the Delaware Humanities Forum and is free and open to the public. The Greenwood VFW Post 7478 is located on the corner of Mill Street and Governors Avenue, one block behind the Greenwood Public Library.

Cheer Center activities
  • 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.
Reservations are required by calling site manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.

BRIDGEVILLE EVENTS:

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. Applications are available at the 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 community yard sale The Town of Bridgeville will host a community-wide yard sale on Saturday, May 5, beginning at 7 a.m.

Bridgeville Library New hours - 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 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.

AARP Trips Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 is offering the following trips to the public. May 10 - Sight & Sound Theatre to see "Jonah" and a meal at Shady Maple Smorgasbord. Cost: $111. 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, churches, etc. Also the Citadel, the Military College of S.C. 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, 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 is 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 and a tour at the Culinary Institute of America and also tour 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. Oct. 4-12 - A Cruise to Canada and New England. Nine days, eight nights. Ride the bus to Baltimore and board the Royal Caribbean's "Enchantment". Port stops are: Portland, Maine, Bar Harbor, Maine, Saint John, NB (Bay of Fundy), and Halifax, Novia Scotia. You will need an active passport (call for more information). Prices start at $1,099 per person depending on which level you choose for your cabin. Nov. 14-17 - Myrtle Beach, S.C. for 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 (also Pat Boone's new theatre if it is open). Cost: $455 per person/doubles. For more information, contact Rose at 629-7180.

See 'The Wedding Singer' Don't miss the Nanticoke Senior Center's trip to the New Candlelight Theatre in Wilmington, to see the great musical comedy "The Wedding Singer." Cost for the trip is $80 for members and $85 for non-members, which includes your coach bus transportation, a buffet-style meal and show. The bus will leave the center at 8:30 a.m. to head to Wilmington. Stop by the center or call 629-4939 to sign up.

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.

'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. Cost $111.

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

AARP monthly meeting Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 monthly meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, at the Methodist Manor House in the Friendship Hall. You are invited to attend this meeting in the hopes you might join our chapter. Entertainment will be "Chuck" Bensavage playing a guitar and singing. After the meeting there will be light refreshments. For more information, call Evelyn Parillo at 875-2454.

AARP board meeting Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 board meeting will be held on Thursday, May 3, at the Methodist Manor House in the activity room. All board members should try to attend. For more information, call Evelyn Parillo at 875-2454.

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 on Thursday, April 12. The main topic of discussion was the disposition of repairs/updates to the Hearns Pond Dam. The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, at the Seaford Museum. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.

Sea Purls meet 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 on the corner of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road. The next meeting is Wednesday, May 2. Lunch is available. New members always welcome. For details call Diane at 302-228-0235.

Democrat Club meeting The Western Sussex Democrat Club will meet at St. Philip's Church Hall on Monday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. to reorganize due to the passing of president, Joyce Schaffer. Please try to attend. There will be no covered dish.

'Democrats to meet The 39th District Democrats will meet at Pizza King at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 29. All members are urged to attend since several upcoming events will be planned. For more information, call 628-2130.

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.

Young Professional Writer's Group This writers group is designed for 13 to 30-year-olds who are serious about becoming professional writers. (although all ages and writing abilities are welcome). Meetings will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every second Monday of the month at the Laurel Public Library, 2nd floor. For more information, visit the Laurel Library website at www.laurel.lib.de.us/, call 875-3184 or email youngprofessionalwriters@yahoo.com

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 date 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.

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. The next breakfast is April 29.

Genealogical Society plans events The Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS) is an official participant in the 1940 Census Community Project – a group of volunteers who are indexing the 132 million records in order to make the census searchable by surname. If you would like to be part of this project that covers "the greatest generation," go to http://www.The1940census.com/Society and register to be part of the Sussex County Genealogical Society–DE group. Training sessions are being established for new indexers. April 28 is the date for the SCGS' one-day conference, Tracking Your Ancestors II at the Delmarva Christian High School. Several nationally-known speakers and authors are leading sessions geared to all levels of researchers. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org.

Basket/Bag Bingo The Greater Millsboro Kiwanis Club will be having a Longaberger Basket/31 Bag Bingo at Millsboro Fire Hall on Saturday, April 28. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the games beginning at 7 p.m. Refreshments and raffles, including a 50/50, will also be available for sale. Tickets are $20 for call ahead reservations, and $25 at the door. For more information, or to reserve your ticket, call 302-228-9825 or email Scottdt21@gmail.com. All proceeds will benefit the Greater Millsboro Kiwanis Club.

Peninsula Bluegrass Concert Peninsula Bluegrass will hold a bluegrass concert featuring the Timmons Family and New & Used Bluegrass on Saturday, April 28 at the Gumboro Firehall in Millsboro. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the music starts at 6. Cost is a $15 donation per person at the door. Assorted food and beverages will be for sale including soft shell crab sandwiches.

Annual Stamp Show The Eastern Shore Stamp Club will hold its 51st annual stamp show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, at American Legion Post #64 (across from the National Armory) on Route 50 in Salisbury. The show will feature stamp frame displays and exhibits, a dealer bourse and free stamps and activities for kids. Refreshments will also be offered for sale. Admission is free. For more information, call club member Bert Raymond at 410-208-2929 or e-mail the club at esstampclub@yahoo.com. For more information about the club, visit http://sites.google.com/site/easternshorestampclub/home.

Volunteer Firemen's Convention The Ellendale Volunteer Fire Co. will hold the Del-Mar-Va Volunteer Firemen's Convention May 3-5. A display area will be held on Friday, May 4 at the Ellendale Volunteer Fire Co. A parade will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 on Main Street in Ellendale.

Talent show headlines fair Your chance to showcase your entertainment skills comes at the "Milford's Got Talent" contest at the upcoming Milford Memorial Hospital Fair. The contest will shine the spotlight brightly on some of central and southern Delaware's most talented entertainers while providing family entertainment to fairgoers. Milford's Got Talent will be open for up to eight entertainers in three age categories: under age 13, ages 13 to 18 and over 18. Performances must be limited to less than five minutes, have no more than five people per act, and perform material that is suitable for a family audience. Applications may be picked up from the Milford Memorial Hospital Gift Shop and completed applications must be submitted before May 12. Milford's Got Talent will highlight the 55th Annual Milford Memorial Hospital Fair which takes place on the grounds of Milford Middle School, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. Each year, the Milford Memorial Hospital Auxiliary sponsors the fair to raise money to fund vital programs and purchase lifesaving equipment for Milford Memorial Hospital. For more information, visit www.bayhealth.org or contact Pat Fisher at 302-422-7032 or Bev French at 302-424-4465.

'The Wizard of Oz' musical The Second Street Players of Milford will present the musical The Wizard of Oz on April 27-28, May 4-5, at 8 p.m. and April 29 and May 6 at 3 p.m. at their Riverfront Theatre, 2 S. Walnut St. in Milford. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. On Saturday, April 28 at 6 p.m. there will be a special dinner theatre package featuring a buffet at the Georgia House. Tickets for the dinner and reserved tickets for the play are $50 each or $90 a couple. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 302-422-0220.