Bulletin Board
Thursday, May 10, 2012
 
SEAFORD EVENTS:

Historical marker dedication By Anne Nesbitt On Thursday, May 17, at 11 a.m., the Delaware Public Archives will dedicate an historical marker at the Delaware/Maryland line at Reliance. This marker will designate the location of the headquarters of the notorious Patty Cannon/Joe Johnson kidnapping gang. They abducted hundreds of persons of color and sold them into slavery often indulging in murder as was convenient. With the headquarters in three different counties and along the boundary of Delaware and Maryland, they were able to avoid arrest by local government officials. The memorial is dedicated to the victims of the evil enterprise and to those who struggled against it. The dedication is open to the public. There is no charge and reservations are not required.

Historical Society picnic The annual picnic for members of the Seaford Historical Society will be held on Sunday, June 10, at the Moose Lodge on Route 13A, north of Seaford, at 6 p.m. The charge is $6 per person. Each family is asked to bring a covered dish of vegetable, salad or dessert. Chicken and beverages will be provided. After dinner, Nikki Madden, a talented Seaford resident, will entertain with a musical vocal interlude. In addition to good food, fellowship and entertainment, members will learn how they will have the opportunity of owning a miniature reproduction of an authentic shad boat created by local artisan James Goslee. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the SHS office at 628-9828 before Thursday, May 31. Anyone who is not a member but would like to attend may join that night. Individual membership is $20 per person. Family membership is $35 per year.

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 "Critical Reading" group will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 21.
  • The library will be closed on Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day.
  • 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.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will be having a "How to: Borrow free Library Books For your Kindle" program on Saturday, May 12, at 11 a.m. Bring your fully-charged Kindle, library card, and log-in information for the amazon.com account your Kindle is registered to.
  • 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. 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.


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. On 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.

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.

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.

Honoring our heroes Grace Baptist Church is serving those who served. All veterans are welcome to stop by and have coffee and dessert with us each Saturday morning between 10 a.m. and noon. Anyone who has served, or is now serving, in the armed services of the United States is invited to join to share your memories. This is not a church service, but an outreach to all service men and veterans. It is free of charge. The church is located at 805 Atlanta Road, Seaford. Just pull into the parking lot and follow the sidewalk to the Fellowship Hall on the left. For questions, call 629-8434.

LAUREL EVENTS:

Old Christ Church Spring Concert The Old Christ Church League announces a Spring Concert to be performed by the Ensemble of the Southern Delaware Choral Society and a cast of instrumentalists and soloists. The concert will take place at Old Christ Church, Laurel, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 20. Participants will be: Southern Delaware Choral Society Ensemble (20 singers) directed by John Ranney; Silver Strings (6 member string ensemble); Flutist (Samantha Fullner); Dulcimer (John Kisela); Tenor and Soprano soloists - (Richard Freeman and Rebecca McDaniel) There will be a variety of musical styles - light classical, folk music, and music by Irving Berlin. Admission is free. A free-will offering will be taken for the restoration and preservation of Old Christ Church. Old Christ Church will be open for worship at 10 a.m. on the first Sunday of the month, June through September, at 10 a.m. Come and worship with us, and experience first-hand this historic gem built in 1772.

Henry's Store open May 12 The old Arthur Henry's Family Store on Rt. 24, Sharptown Road, will be open Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The store opened in 1925 and was closed in 1966. The roof has been restored as well as many things inside. It was a general store and many items inside were from that period. Guests are invited to tour the store and see part of Laurel's history. Owner Eleanor Henry will be on hand to show and explain the various items.

Delaware History Trail initiative Step back in time with Former Delaware State Archivist and historian Russ McCabe at the Laurel Public Library on Tuesday, May 22 at 6 p.m. McCabe will present information on the Delaware History Trail initiative and will also discuss the book "Landmark and Legacies." The Delaware History Trail comprising of 36 sites throughout the state showcases Delaware's abundance of historical sites and educates visitors and residents about Delaware's place in American history. Visitors can follow a trail of exploration to discover and experience Delaware's rich heritage. Included Laurel area sites are Captain John Smith Monument at Phillips Landing, Governor Ross Mansion in Seaford, The Mason Dixon Marker in Delmar, and Old Christ Church in Laurel. Trail participants can download the trail passport on the state Tourism website, and those who visit a minimum of 18 sites, including 6 sites from each of Delaware's three counties, are eligible to receive "Landmark and Legacies." For more information, contact Norma Jean Fowler, Laurel Public Library, at 875-3184 or Deborah Mitchell, Laurel Chamber, at 629-9604.

Byway Bike Tour The Broad Creek Byway Bike Tour presented by the Greater Laurel Chamber of Commerce will be held on Saturday, June 2. Registration opens at 7 a.m. at 405 N. Central Ave., Laurel. Sponsorships are available for $100. For more information, contact the Laurel Chamber of Commerce at 302-875-9319.

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.

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 EVENTS:

Delmar Day in the Park 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 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 Library 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 16, 23, and 30, at 10 a.m. Join Miss Jessica for stories and crafts. 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.

Club cars for sale The Delmarva Model Railroad Club, located at 103 S. State St., Delmar, is selling club cars for their non-profit organization. The car is an HO scale Maryland & Delaware 40-foot double door box car. It was custom built for the club by Athearn and it is ready to run with metal wheels and knuckle spring couplers. Two numbers are available: 1984 and 2011. Each car is $19 plus $6 for shipping and handling. Send check or money order (made payable to DMRRC) to DMRRC, P.O. Box 19, Delmar, DE 19940. You may also visit www.delmarvamodelrailroad.org for a copy of the order form.

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.

GREENWOOD EVENTS:

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.

Annual Greenwood Spring Festival The Greenwood Mennonite School will be hosting its 26th Annual Greenwood Spring Festival, Saturday, June 2, on the school grounds in Greenwood. This "rain or shine" event has become well respected in the community for its family fun and entertainment. The event and the parking are free. The day begins with an old-fashioned, All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. The outdoor booths are open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring hundreds of items, including fresh-made foods, chicken barbeque, pork barbeque, seafood - including crab cakes, baked goods, fresh made doughnuts, homemade ice cream, milkshakes, fresh fruit smoothies, handcrafted items, plants, crafts; plus a petting zoo, children's games and prizes, a white elephant booth and more. Activities include the popular Spring Festival Auction, Amish cart and pony rides and various entertainments; live music throughout the day with various local artists and church worship teams. Softball tournaments will be held. The highlight of the event will be a live concert with Christian recording artist, song writer and six time GMA Dove Award nominee, Matt Maher. He is well known on local Christian radio stations for his hit songs, Christ is Risen, Alive Again and Turn Around. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Ticket information is available by visiting www.gmsflames.org. All proceeds benefit the Greenwood Mennonite School.

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.

Cheer Center activities
  • The Cheer Center is 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.

Memorial Day Celebration The Town of Bridgeville will host a Memorial Day Celebration at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 28, at the Veterans Memorial in the Bridgeville Cemetery. Please join us for this special recognition of our veterans.

Bridgeville Public Library New hours - Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Genealogy Meeting - every third Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in Meeting Room or Genealogy Room Recent Reads - every third Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Meeting Room. Join us for a literary conversation and a light luncheon. Storytime - in Children's Area - Every Tuesday, 11 a.m. for ages 2 to 4; every Thursday, 11 a.m. for ages 4 to 6; Lapsit every Wednesday, 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years. Storytime will take a break after May 24 and resume in September. Family Fun Night - Tuesday, May 15, 6:30 to 8 p.m., outdoor games Teen Movie Night - A Wrinkle in Time, Tuesday, May 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. Beginners Computer Class - Tuesday, May 15, 6 to 7 p.m. Level 2 Computer Class - Saturday, May 19, 11 a.m. to noon Closed - The library is closed Monday, May 28. Summer Reading Program Kick off is Tuesday, June 12 and features a Picnic and Scavenger Hunt. We will supply dessert and drinks, you bring a bag lunch and blanket. "Dream Big" @ Your Library! Reading, Entertaining, Crafting, and Friendship! Summer reading programs are on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning June 12 at 11 a.m. in the library meeting room unless otherwise stated. Family Fun Night - June 19, 6:30 to 8 p.m., luau

Student artwork on display On display at the Bridgeville Public Library for the month of May is artwork created by students of Phyllis Wheatley Middle School (PWMS), Woodbridge School District. Projects include figure drawings, blue heron and tree reflection landscapes, and American lighthouses. Students used artistic skills to bring awareness to the problem of African elephant poaching. Also featured are several selections that were recently part of a student exhibit at the Rehoboth Art League. For more information, call Karen Johnson, library director, at 337-7401.

'Vietnam Mailbag' program A general meeting of the Friends of the Bridgeville Library will be held on Wednesday, May 23 at 6 p.m. The 2013 slate of officers will be presented as well as various other business matters. At 7 p.m., "Vietnam Mailbag," a program featuring Nancy Lynch Steele and Rick Lovekin will be presented. Nancy, a news journalist, will be reading excerpts/letters from Bridgeville-area troops from her book "Vietnam Mailbag - Voices from the War: 1968-1972". Rick, a Vietnam war veteran, will share some of his combat experiences and will present a powerful slide show of images from Vietnam set to 1960's music. This program was chosen for May to honor our service people as we celebrate Memorial Day. Both events will be held in the meeting room of the Bridgeville Public Library and are free and open to all. Donations are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Ruth Skala at 858-1534.

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.

Delaware Tech trips Antiquing in Ellicott City on Saturday, May 12 - Bus departs Delaware Tech at 8 a.m., and departs Maryland at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $45 for Adult Plus+ members and $55 for the general public. Two Nights in New York, May 15-17 - Stay at the Hotel Edison in the heart of the Theatre District. Bus departs Del Tech at 7 a.m. May 15, and New York at 5:30 p.m. May 17. Call for pricing. Smithsonian on Wednesday, May 16 - Bus departs Delaware Tech at 8 a.m., and departs Washington, D.C. at 4 p.m. Cost is $55 for Adult Plus+ members and $65 for the general public. Andrea Martin - "Everything Must Go!" at the DuPont Theatre - This one woman show will have you rolling in the aisles, Wednesday, May 16. Bus departs Delaware Tech at 9:30 a.m., and Wilmington at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $119 for Adult Plus+ members and $129 for the general public. Orioles vs. Nationals Baseball Game - On Saturday, May 19, enjoy the excitement of the great game of baseball. Bus departs Delaware Tech at 3:30 p.m. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Cost is $105 for Adult Plus+ members and $115 for the general public. St. Michael's Winery - On Wednesday, May 23, visit the log canoe-inspired tasting room located in the Historic Old Mill Complex. Bus departs Delaware Tech at 8 a.m., and departs St. Michaels at 6 p.m. Call for pricing. To register, call 856-5618.

AARP Trips Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 is offering the following trips to the public. 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 Café. 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 (628-9828) by June 10. You will be contacted for your lunch choice at a later date.

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.

Sussex Bird Club meeting The Sussex Bird Club will hold a meeting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 13, at Cadbury in Lewes (on Gills Neck Road, just east of the high school). Richie Jones, director of the Delaware Nature Conservancy, will give an overview of the group's work in Delaware.

Caucus and business meeting The 39th District Democrats will hold a caucus and business meeting at the Grotto Pizza meeting room in Seaford on Thursday, May 17 from noon to 2 p.m. All registered Democrats are urged to attend since this caucus will be naming delegates to the Delaware State Democratic convention on June 9 at Dover Downs. For more information, call 628-2130.

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.

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, will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, at the Seaford Museum.

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 Writers 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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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.

Miss Delaware Pageant There will be a celebratory luncheon for Miss Delaware 2011, Maria Cahill at noon on Saturday, June 16, at Michelle's Restaurant in Dover Downs Hotel and Casino. The luncheon will celebrate Maria's year of service to the Miss Delaware organization. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. For reservations, email SandySoucek@yahoo.com before June 1. A 2012 contestant reception and awards celebration will be held at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino on Saturday, June 16 after the pageant. There will be a light buffet, cash bar, a DJ and dancing. To reserve your tickets which are $20 each, contact sandysoucek@yahoo.com.

Barn Tour at Raceway The Delaware Equine Council and Harrington Raceway are co-hosting a "barn tour" of Harrington Raceway on Sunday, May 20, at 4:30 p.m. Don't miss this behind the scenes look at Standardbred racing. This event is open to the public at no cost, however, you must pre-register by May 16. Call Stan Vonasek on 302-684-3966.