Bulletin Board
Thursday, June 07, 2012
 
SEAFORD EVENTS:

Garden Day at Ross Mansion Celebrate National Garden Week on Saturday, June 9, with the Spade and Trowel Garden Club during "Garden Day at Ross Mansion." From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the club and other vendors will offer garden-related items including plants large and small and hand-made, one-of-a-kind hypertufa creations. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. Ross Mansion is located at 510 Pine Street Ext., across from the Seaford Public Library. Admission is free. Vendor space is available at $10. Contact Ann O'Dea at 629-6489.

Block Watch dinner meeting Old Seaford Block Watch covered dish dinner, Monday, June 18, 6:30 p.m. in the Seaford City Hall. Guest speaker is Barbara Elliott, director of operations for Nanticoke Senior Center.

Gallery 107 art classes Canvas & Coffee - ongoing adult classes each Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. with Nancy LaPrad and Tammy Kearney. This unstructured class gives the opportunity to work on an existing painting and/or to obtain instruction in beginning one. Cost is $5 and registration is not required. For more information, call Tammy at 629-2829 or Nancy at 629-4356. John Schisler presents painting in the classical realism style. Students will learn the techniques of the Dutch Masters in this ongoing class on Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $55 for members and $65 for non-members. Call John at 448-0212 for information. Children's Art Classes with Karen Owens - Saturdays beginning June 9, 9 to 11 a.m., ages 5 to 7 and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for ages 8 to 12. Children work in a wide variety of mediums. These are very popular classes. Cost is $40 for the four week session. Call Karen at 628-8656 for space availability. Well known artist Kurt Plinke will be offering three watercolor workshops for both accomplished and beginning artists on Saturdays June 9, July 7, and Aug. 11 from 1 to 5 p.m. A different watercolor painting will be worked on during each session. Plinke's artwork is varied, realistic, and detailed with an underlying theme of the natural world. Cost is $50 for members and $60 for non-members. Call the gallery at 628-2787 (ARTS) for more information. Children's Summer Art Camps - Week long art camps for ages 8 and up from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Cost is $80 for each camp and pre-registration is required. July 16-19 includes macrame', basic drawing, 3-D paper sculpture, and collages. Aug. 14-16 includes macrame', basic drawing, watercolors, and collages. Call the gallery for more information. Learn how to create an original Animation Art Cell. Rudelle Fay Hall will be teaching both a children's and an adult class. Students will draw on transparency sheets, paint with acrylic, and learn how to float frame like professional animation art cels. All supplies included, except mat and frame. Four one hour classes $50, members $40. Call 604-7961 for times and class schedule. Beginner's Drawing class for ages 7 years and up taught by Rudelle Fay Hall. Each class will feature different subject matter and use of medium. Cost is $10 per hour. You choose the day, time, and length of class. Call 604-7961 for more information.

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 host a "Scrabble" event on Wednesday, June 13 at 6 p.m. Join us for an evening of making friends and having fun. Remember to bring your own board if you have one. This event is for anyone age 18 and over.
  • The "Critical Reading" group will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 18.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will kick off the summer season with its Children's Summer Reading Program "Dream Big, Read @ Your Library" on Wednesday, June 20, with a make and take craft at noon.
  • The Children's Summer Reading Program will have Movie Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m. starting June 26. Bring your favorite pillow and enjoy the movie.
  • The Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Stroke Support Group meets at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center every third Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 629-6226. Job Center For more information, visit www.lib.de.us/jobcenter or call the Seaford Job Center at 222-3618.
  • The Job Center at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center is having a "How to start a Business with Limited or No funding" program Thursday, June 7, at 9 a.m.
  • The Job Center at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center is having a "What You Want and Need to Know About Your Money" program Friday, June 8 at 9:30 a.m.
  • The Job Center is having a "How to Apply for a Job if you have a Criminal or Challenged Background" program Tuesday, June 12 at 11:30 a.m.
  • The Job Center is having a "The DE Economic Development Office Can Help Your Business" program Wednesday, June 13 at 9:30 a.m.
  • The Job Center is having a "Are You Really Cut Out to be an Entrepreneur?" program Wednesday, June 13 at 10:30 a.m.
  • The Center at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center is offering "Introduction to Software Applications" beginning Wednesday, June 13 at 5:30 p.m.
  • The Job Center has "Adult Math Tutoring" Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only.
  • The Job 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.
  • "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.
  • Microsoft Excel Intermediate class Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required.
  • "Open Lab" on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 1 p.m.
  • The Sussex County Jobs Club will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact Claudy Joinville at 569-4135 or Kyle Davis at 430-8714.
  • "Basic Computer Literacy Courses" beginning Wednesday, June 11 at 5:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required.
  • "Intermediate Microsoft Power Point Classes" - Mondays beginning June 18 at 5:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required.


SHS plans activities The Seaford Historical Society is planning several events in June. A special program by speaker Russ McCabe will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 18, at the Manor House in Seaford. McCabe, a Delaware historian, will talk about the 50 sites on the newly established Delaware history trail, of which the Ross Mansion is included. This program is free and open to the public. The SHS will sponsor a trip to Hillwood Estate and Gardens, Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, June 20, leaving at 7:30 a.m. Reservations are required by calling the SHS office at 628-9828 by June 10. Cost is $70 per person.

Basket Bingo at LifeCare LifeCare at Lofland Park will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, June 21, at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose Lodge, located on Route 13A in Seaford. The filled basket bingo will consist of 20 exciting games and will feature several Longaberger baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. An advance ticket includes a chance to win the Longaberger Large Stowaway basket and Getaway Tote. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, contact LifeCare at Lofland Park at 628-3000, ext. 8302 or TimmonsD@nanticoke.org.

Garden Club presents flower show Admission is free at the Spade and Trowel Garden Club's flower show, "A Journey through Time," scheduled for Tuesday, June 12, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Seaford Public Library. Flowers picked at their peak will be on display, competing in horticultural exhibits, and floral designs will be entered in pursuit of a blue ribbon from the judges. See whether you agree which is the best. Look for entries from members of the Spade and Trowel Kids Garden Club based at the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club. For information, call Sharon Christopher, show chairman, at 410-310-5994.

Summer cruise-ins begin Harley-Davidson of Seaford's summer cruise-ins begin Friday evening at the dealership. The cruise-ins are set for the last Friday of June, July and August and are sponsored by Nationwide Insurance, Fast Lane Biker Magazine, The Beach and BIG radio stations as well as WMDT TV-47 and CW3. The opening event will feature the band Anything Goes and runs from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Enchanted Forrest located next to the dealership. The event is open to all motorcyclists and cars are welcome. K&R Concessions will have food and the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department will sell beverages. The event is free to attend. Future cruise-ins will feature the band Freshly Squeezed on June 29 and the July 27 event will be a Toys For Tots Christmas In July event featuring the band Semiblind and DJ JoyStar. The final event will be Aug. 31, a full moon, and features the band Cherry Budd. For more information, visit www.hdofseaford.com, find Harley-Davidson of Seaford on Facebook or call 629-6161.

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. 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 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. The church is located at 805 Atlanta Road, Seaford. For questions, call 629-8434.

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.

LAUREL EVENTS:

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.

Fish Fry Centenary UMC, 200 W. Market St., Laurel will host an all you can eat Fish Fry on Saturday, June 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. $10/adults, $5/children (6-12), under 6, free. Carry outs available.

Sign up for Cub Scouts The Cub Scout program is open to boys who are ages 6 to 12. New recruits may sign up for $20 now thru June 15. For more information about the program, contact Cub Master Clifford Alpert at 228-2390 or send an email to calpert1@comcast.net.

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.

Friddell to talk about book Author and educator, Claudia Friddell, will present a free talk at noon on Monday, June 11, about her picture book, Goliath: Hero of the Great Baltimore Fire. This will be Delaware's first opportunity to meet this author and learn about the historical event that changed a city. Goliath was a Bergeron horse of extraordinary size and courage who pulled a fire wagon in 1904 and saved many lives while risking his own. Friddell will also share insights on how to get a children's book published in today's market. This is a great event for the whole family. For more information on the book, author and story, visit www.claudiafriddell.com. Take a lunch break, sign up for the summer reading program and enjoy this inspirational story at the Laurel Public Library.

Cooking demonstration on June 20 Professional Chef Bonnie Aronson will present a live cooking show at Laurel Public Library on Wednesday, June 20 from 1 to 3 p.m., in the Community Room of the Laurel Public Library. Chef Bonnie has been cooking and teaching for many years, most recently at Wor-Wic Community College. She will present "Cool Salads for a Hot Summer" which will include a discussion of the healthy advantages of the Mediterranean Diet as it relates to older adults. She will also demonstate various cooking techniques that apply to the foods being prepared. Tentative recipes include Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Salad with Gazpacho Dressing, and Cool Watermelon Salad with Feta and Mint. Participants will enjoy the results of her efforts after the presentation. Pre-registration is required and limited to the first 20 registrants. Call 875-3184 or email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us to register.

Friends holds clock raffle The Friends of the Laurel Library are having a raffle for a Seth Thomas Antique Mantle Clock which was a donation to benefit the library. Tickets, which are available from the Friends or from the Laurel Library at the desk, are $1 each or 6 for $5. The clock will be awarded on June 12, at the Annual Membership meeting of the Friends. Funds raised will be used for the children's programs at the library.

LHS dinner and presentation Approximately 25 years ago, the distinct architectural styles found on homes and buildings in the central part of Laurel were recognized with a district nomination for the National Register of Historic Places. The Laurel Historical Society was instrumental in this honor, and is now celebrating this silver anniversary with a fundraising dinner and presentation with Dr. Sue Fox, history professor at Wesley College. Dr. Fox was the lead for the 1987 survey project and will be presenting a slide show, Seeing Laurel Through New Eyes, which will illustrate the architectural features found on buildings throughout town and the surrounding areas. This year, the dinner and presentation are open to the public and will take place on Thursday, June 14, at the Laurel High School cafeteria. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and a short business meeting of the society will commence at 6 p.m. Dinner will follow around 6:30 and Dr. Fox's slide show will be shown in the school auditorium immediately after. The cost of the dinner and talk is $20 per person and reservations must be made by June 7. Pre-registration can be made by calling 875-7665. Seating in the cafeteria is limited so early registrations are encouraged.

Benefit Dance for Troop 90 The parents of Boy Scout Troop 90, Laurel will hold a Benefit Dance with music by The Jones Boys from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 30 at the Laurel American Legion. Proceeds will be used to send the scouts to summer camp in July. Cost is $10 per person. Light snacks will be available and there will be a silent auction. For tickets and more information, call 875-4156.

Italian Night The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary will hold Italian Night on Saturday, June 23 from 5 to 8 p.m. at 205 W. Tenth St., Laurel. The buffet menu includes spaghetti w/marinara or meat sauce; chicken parmigiana; stuffed shells; italian bread; tossed salad; desserts; coffee and iced tea. There will be a cash bar and wine sampling included with dinner for everyone over 21. Carryouts available while supplies last. Cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Children 10 and under are free. For tickets, contact Karen Cooper at 258-6468 or coopka81@yahoo.com or The Hen House at 875-6922.

ALS Walk at Laurel Middle The Laurel Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society is hosting its 4th Annual ALS - Lou Gehrig's Disease Walk on Saturday, June 9. This is a one hour walk and can be done any time between 9 and 11 a.m., in front of the Laurel Middle School. There is no registration fee; walkers are encouraged to form teams. The goal is for each team to raise a minimum of $50. All proceeds will go to the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ALS Association. For more information and to register your team, contact Amy Handy or Kim Ralph at the Laurel Middle School at 875-6110.

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:

BBQ chicken dinner A BBQ chicken dinner will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, at St. Stephen's UMC, Camelot Hall, 101 E. State St., Delmar.

Cost is $8 per meal. Take out or eat in. This event is sponsored by the church's Relay for Life Team.

Twilight Cheerleading Camp The Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay will sponsor a Twilight Cheerleading Camp for girls in kindergarten through fifth grade on June 19-21, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Delmar Middle/High School. 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 for registered Girl Scouts and $37 for non-registered girls. Girls should wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. Financial assistance is available. You do not have to be a Girl Scout to register for the clinic. Registration deadline is June 12. For more details or to sign up, call Pat Lewis at 800-374-9811, ext. 109 or email plewis@cbgsc.org.

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.

GREENWOOD EVENTS:

Dinner Club The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center hosts a Dinner Club every Thursday night at 5 p.m. Cost is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. Join us for an evening of dinner, socialization, cards, indoor shuffleboard and bocce ball. The event is open to the public. Non-members should call 349-5237 for reservations.

AARP Defensive Driver Safety Course An AARP Defensive Driving Safety Course will be held at the Greenwood Cheer Activity Center on Monday, June 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. This is a one day refresher course. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. You must pre-register for this course. Checks should be made payable to AARP. Upon compliance of the course, participants will receive a deduction on the liability portion of their automobile insurance. To register, call Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.

Alpaca Barnyard Open House Join us on Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Morning Star Alpaca Farm in Greenwood (8071 Greenwood Rd.) for an open house. There will be refreshments, door prizes, balloons, felting classes and an antique and collectible sale. Alpacas will be on halters so you can touch them and the Alpaca Farm Store will be open. For more information, call 349-5550 or visit www.morningstaralpacafarm.com. Rain date is Saturday, June 16.

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:

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 - is taking a break for the summer and will resume in September.
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.

Indoor Yard Sale Indoor Yard Sale, Saturday, June 23, from 7 a.m. until noon, Fellowship Hall of the Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws Street, Bridgeville.

Panel discussion at the library Seven authors will present a panel discussion on "Publishing and Beyond" at the Bridgeville Public Library from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 16. The following authors will be present: James Diehl, local author, WWII film producer with a new book released this spring; Hannah Butler, local author of a "Busy Mom's Guide"; Colleen Faulkner, author of more than 60 books in various genres; Judith E. French, author of 38 novels and five novellas; Karen Kalinevitch, numerous academic published writings and professor of creative writing; Terry McAnally, published through Amazon.com publishing; and Mary-Margaret Pauer, winner of Emerging Artist of the Year award 2011 for short stories. If you are an avid reader, an aspiring author or someone who loves books, this is an event you must attend. It is free and open to all. Donations are welcome. Refreshments will be available and the authors' books will be available for purchase. Any questions, e-mail Sharon George at spooksmile@comcast.net.

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.

Longaberger bus trip to Williamsburg The Midnight Madness Travel Group is hosting a one-day bus trip to historic Williamsburg, Va., on Saturday, June 16. The bus departs from the Roses Shopping Center in Seaford at 6 a.m. The trip includes shopping at the Premium Outlets in Williamsburg, the new Longaberger at home showroom, along with the mega Yankee Candle Flagship store and an all you can eat dinner buffet at Captain George's Restaurant. All participants will receive a Longaberger product, refreshments and be eligible for special prizes. Cost is $109 per person. For more information and registration, contact trip coordinators: Renee' Morris (245-8842/RGMorris93@comcast.net); Michele Bell (542-8994/Michele.Bell@comcast.net); Kelli Trice (853-2987/kelli.trice@yahoo.com).

Travel with Del Tech this summer Summer is rapidly approaching and Delaware Technical Community College's Owens Campus has several trips planned to get you out, enjoy your summer vacation and spend time with family and friends. Eastern Shore Brewing Tour - On Saturday, June 16, get a taste of Eastern Shore brewing culture in St. Michaels. Take a behind the scenes tour of a tasting room and experience brewing magic. Call for pricing. Martin Luther King Memorial - On Saturday, June 23, take a day trip and spend time on your own to visit the Martin Luther King Memorial and National Mall. 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. Hello Dolly at Longwood Gardens - On Wednesday, July 27, watch a production of "Hello Dolly!" It is the story of Dolly Levi's efforts to marry Horace Vandergelder and send his money circulating among the people like rainwater the way her late husband taught her. Departs Delaware Tech at 2:30 p.m., and departs Longwood Gardens at 11 p.m. Cost is $75 for Adult Plus+ members and $85 for the general public. For more information, or to register, call Corporate and Community Programs at 856-5618.

Sight and Sound trip Christ United Methodist Church in Laurel and Sailors United Methodist Church in Bethel are sponsoring a trip to Sight and Sound in Lancaster, Pa., to see "Jonah" at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4. Lunch will be on your own at the Rockvale Outlets and dinner is at Hershey Farm Restaurant. Cost is $115 per person and includes transportation. A deposit of $25 is required. The balance is due by July 2. Contact Charlotte Givens at 875-5448 or Betty Ringrose at 875-4233.

AARP Trips Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 is offering the following trips to the public. 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. 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. Featuring a docent led tour of the mansion and museum and an 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.

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.

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.

H.A.P.P.E.N. to meet The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., HearnsPond Association for its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization, met recently.. Topics of discussion included the disposition of repairs/updates to the Hearns Pond Dam, and the upcoming community food drive. The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, at the Seaford Library. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.

Widowed Persons Service meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, June 19 at 12:15 p.m. at the Georgia House in Laurel. The planned guest speaker will be Teresa Allen. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come by and join us. We all enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc. that we do.

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:

Youth Fishing Tournament June 9 The Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Section will sponsor and host the 26th Annual Youth Fishing Tournament from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 9, at Ingrams Pond in Millsboro, Wyoming Pond in Town Park, Wyoming, and at the dog training area at Lums Pond State Park in Bear. The tournament is open to youths ages 4 to 15. An adult must accompany youths under age 12 and contestants must bring their own fishing equipment. Prizes will be awarded in three age groups: 4 to 7, 8 to 11 and 12 to 15. The tournament is free and open to the public. In addition to the fishing tournament celebrating National Fishing Week, the Division of Fish and Wildlife has designated June 9 and 10 as free fishing days when anyone may fish in Delaware waters without a fishing license. For more information on the Youth Fishing Tournament, call Carol Gondeck, Fish and Wildlife Enforcement, at 302-739-9913, or for information and an entry form, visit the Division of Fish & Wildlife's website: http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/Documents/2012_Youth_Fishing_Tournament_Form.pdf.

Chicken BBQ fundraiser On Saturday, June 16, the Millsboro Lions Club will hold a chicken BBQ fundraiser from 10 a.m. until sold out on Main Street, Rt. 24, across from the Millsboro Post Office. The cost is $7 for 1/2 chicken, baked beans, chips, pickles, and a roll. Soda and water will be for sale. For more information, call Lion Mitch Rogers 302-238-7077.

Cornhole Tournament Beta Sigma Phi will hold its second annual Cornhole Tournament, June 16 at 1 p.m. at the Millville Fire Hall, with registration starting at noon. The event benefits the Russell White Scholarship Foundation. Entry costs $50 per two-person team, which includes a t-shirt for each player. Cash prizes will be awarded for the first and second places, with the event also including door prizes, a silent auction, 50/50 drawing and refreshments sold by Charlie K's BBQ. Call 302-829-8578 for more information or to register.

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. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. For reservations, email SandySoucek@yahoo.com

Bethany Church Extravaganza The Bethany Community Church Extravaganza will be held on Saturday, June 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Laurel Grange on Route 9, 1/2 mile east of Rt. 13. Rain date is June 16. There will be a yard sale and craft show. Food for sale includes fried chicken platters for $7, pulled pork, chicken salad, hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks and a baked goods table. Eat in or take out. Space rental is $15. Bring your own tables. For more information, call Jackie at 875-7625.