Bulletin Board
Thursday, May 03, 2012

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 from May 5 through May 26, 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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Stay & Play Parents As Teachers, Seaford Stay & Play is open tofamilies 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.

Class of '65 Birthday Party The Seaford High School Class of 1965 is busy planning for their BIG 65th Birthday Party to be held on Saturday, June 30. The party will be held at the Georgia House in Laurel with social time beginning at 6 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner. The cost is $25 per person; a cash bar will be available. We are still trying to locate the following classmates: Saundra Turner, Kenneth Mullin and Dorothy (Dee Dee) Helfrich Anderson. Email Donna Hastings Angell at woodlandangell@hotmail.com with any questions or call 629-8077.

NJROTC Fish Fry The NJROTC Drill Team at Seaford High School will hold a Fish Fry from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 4, at the VFW on Middleford Road, Seaford. Adults are $8, kids 10 and under are $6. All money raised will support the NJROTC Drill Team as they compete in Area 4 Championships in Middletown, N.Y. on May 12.

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.
  • 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. Pre-registration is required.

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.

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 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.

Pro Wrestling Revival DemBoys presents a Pro Wrestling Revival, May 4 at Laurel Fire Department, 205 West 10 St. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Tickets available at Station 7 Restaurant, Dad's Workwear and Laurel Fire Dept., or call 302-841-7657.


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.

Strawberry Festival, Garden Tour St. Philip's Strawberry Festival, the Festival Garden Tour hosted by the Laurel Garden Club, Saturday, May 19, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tour includes eight lovely gardens in the Laurel area. For information and tickets, call Linda Peters at 629-6205.

Ice cream sale Mt. Zion Methodist Church located on Route 13A between Seaford and Laurel, will be hosting an ice cream sale on Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Flavors include vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, banana and pineapple. Pre-orders may be placed by calling 875-3055 or 629-7110.

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.

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 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 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 a community fundraiser on Tuesday, May 22, at the Greene Turtle. A percentage of sales made throughout the day will be donated 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 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.

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.


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.

AARP Defensive Driving Safety An AARP Defensive Driving Safety Course will be held at the Greenwood Cheer Activity Center on Monday, May 14 and Tuesday, May 15. This is a 2-day class. The course will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. each day and the cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. You must pre-register for the 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 302-349-5237.

Home style breakfast The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will hold an all-you-can-eat home style breakfast on Saturday, May 5 from 8 to 11 a.m. Musical entertainment will be provided by the "Praise Team" from Crossroads Community Church at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend. Cost is $6 per person and $4 for children under 10. For more information, call the center at 349-5237.

Fish sandwiches for sale Southern fried fish sandwiches will be for sale on Saturday, May 5 from noon to 4 p.m. at Freedom Academy Mentoring, 12136 Sussex Hwy., Greenwood. The event is sponsored by Ross Point Freedom Church.

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.


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.

Old Firehouse Museum open The Old Firehouse Museum of the Bridgeville Historical Society will be open on Sunday, May 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum is located at 102 William St., next to Cahall Park and exhibits items relating to the history of the northwest quadrant of Sussex County. Admission is free.

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.


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.

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.

Hillwood Estate and Gardens The Seaford Historical Society will sponsor a trip to the Hillwood Estate and Gardens on Wednesday, June 20. The cost is $70 per person which includes all tour fees, lunch and motor coach transportation. Hillwood is the 25 acre estate of Post Cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post. Located in northwest Washington, D.C., the estate is filled with priceless art works and antiques. There are also 13 acres of formal gardens and a working greenhouse. In addition to the permanent collection of Russian art and Faberge icons, there will be a special exhibit, Pret-A-Papier, an exquisite collection of unusual and historic paper fashions. We will have a docent led tour of the mansion and museum and then have the opportunity to explore the gardens and greenhouse. Lunch will be on site at the Hillwood Caf}. This will be a light lunch of soup, salad or sandwich and will include assorted drinks and cookies. The bus will leave the Sears parking lot (Seaford Village Shopping Center) at 7:30 a.m. and return at approximately 5 p.m. Make reservations by calling the SHS office (628Ð9828) by June 10. You will be contacted for your lunch choice at a later date.

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.


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.

Widowed Persons meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, May 15 at 12:15 p.m. at the Georgia House in Laurel. The planned guest speaker will be Barbara Elliott from the Seaford Senior Center. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Please come join us. We all enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc. that we do.

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. 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. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.

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.

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 U.S. 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.


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.

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.

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.

Cat's Cradle' reading The Ad Hoc Reader Theatre will read "Cat's Cradle," at Possum Point Theater, Old Laurel Road, Georgetown, on Monday, May 7 at 7 p.m. Free. New readers welcome. For more information, call 856-3460.

Truck Driving Championships On Saturday, May 12, the Delaware Motor Transport Association will conduct their annual Truck Driving Championships at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. Admission is free and a local non-profit group will be holding a Chicken Dinner Fundraiser sale throughout the day. Contestants are professional drivers who have spent additional time learning about their industry, principles and regulations pertinent to safe and secure driving. The contestant with the highest score of the combined tests in each class has the opportunity to go to the National Truck and Step Van Driving Championships in Minneapolis, Minn.

Millsboro Spring Vendor Fair The Millsboro Spring Vendor Fair to benefit the American Cancer Society will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 at the Millsboro VFW Post 7422. Vendors include Scentsy, Do Terra Essential Oils, It Works!, Body Wraps, Country Gourmet Home, Shore Brew Organo Gold Coffee, Clever Container, Discovery Toys, Thirty-One Gifts, Longaber ger, Miche Handbags, LaLa's Boutique, Paul's Paintings, Paparazzi Jewelry, Avon, Pampered Chef and more. For more information, call 841-0102 or 519-4592.