Bulletin Board
Thursday, July 12, 2012

Gallery 107 offers 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. Well known artist Kurt Plinke will be offering three watercolor workshops for both accomplished and beginning artists on Saturday 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. The following classes are being offered at Gallery 107 in Seaford with award winning artist Rudelle Fay Hall. Children's Summer Art Camp - Ages 6 through 8 with award winning artist Rudelle Fay Hall beginning July 23 through July 26 from 10 a.m. to noon. A different project each day. Supplies included. Cost is $80 and pre-registration is required. The following classes by Rudelle can be started on any Thursday. Children's Basic Drawing Class - students will have step by step drawing lessons with instruction on perspective and composition. They will use a variety of mediums and encouraged to be creative. Famous artists and their techniques will be presented. Classes are held each Thursday for 4 weeks. Cost is $40, pre-registration and payment are required. All supplies included. Age 6-8 class is 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; age 9-11 is 3:30 to 4:30. Animation art cel painting - students will learn how to copy and create their own original art cels, with instruction on matting and framing to look like professional animation cels. All supplies furnished except for mat and frame. Classes are Thursdays from 2 to 3 p.m. for 4 weeks. Cost is $50 for non-members and $40 for members. Photoshop basics - learn the tools, how to draw, paint, find colors, make corrections, and more. Personal laptop optional; if brought, must be fully charged. Classes are Thursday from 5 to 6 p.m. for 4 weeks. Cost is $40 for non-members and $32 for members. Photoshop Creativity Art Class - students will get instruction on various techniques to turn photos into art. Learn secrets to successful digital artwork. Personal laptop is optional; if brought must be fully charged. Classes are Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for 4 weeks. Cost is $48 for non-members and $40 for members. Hall is a multi-award winning artist whose work has been shown in southern California, New York City, Maryland and Delaware. For more information on classes, call 604-7961 or Gallery 107 at 628-2787.

Museum open during RiverFest The Seaford Museum at 203 High Street will be open to the public free of charge on RiverFest, Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. If the heat is intense, as is often the case in July, the air conditioned museum offers a respite from the soaring temperatures plus a delightful sojourn into the history of the area. Interactive displays highlight the historic developments. The Seaford Museum routinely is open Thursdays through Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission at that time is free to SHS members or $5 for non-member adults. Children under 12 are always free but must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call the Seaford Historical Society at 628-9828.

Band Concert at Ross Mansion The annual band concert on the Ross Mansion lawn will be held on Sunday, Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. The concert is hosted by the Seaford Historical Society and sponsored by the Seaford Music Store. The Milford Community Band will entertain. The Milford Band provides all kinds of music including traditional band music, marches, show tunes, patriotic music, even jazz. Seaford Music is a new partner in this venture. The concert is open to the public. There is no charge. In case of rain or heavy wind, the concert will be moved to the Seaford Library and Cultural Center which is next door to the Ross Mansion. For more information, call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828 or www.seafordsociety.com.

Annual Awards Banquet Freedom Academy Mentoring will host their 1st Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, July 21 at 5 p.m. at St. Luke's Parish Hall, 202 North St., Seaford. This star studded night of awards will honor special members of Ross Point Freedom Church. The Stellar Award will be presented to Mrs. Retta Oney. Enjoy a delicious southern style dinner and live entertainment. Tickets sold in advance for only $25 per person.

Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival The Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival is Aug. 10-11 at the Seaford Sports Complex. The theme for 2012 is "UJIMA" which is the third principle of Kwanzaa and symbolizes the ideals of collective work and responsibility. Featured this year will be returning saxophonist Tony Smith, the Trinidad and Tobago Baltimore Steel Band Orchestra, the traditional Little Miss and Little Mr. AFRAM Pageant, and AFRAM Family Feud game show. New to Friday night will be the popular Hip Hop artist and host, "Jersey Demic," and local talent, Tosajhn "Ace Hurricane" Hughes. Returning again this year will be FORCE-ONE's DJ Blade and his Old School Dance Party. Saturday at 10 a.m. the AFRAM parade will carry festival goers along the new route from Seaford City Hall (up Market Street, crossing Stein Highway) to the new festival grounds, led by the rhythm of traditional African drummers and dancers. There will be free kids activities all day at the AFRAM's Kid's Korner (near the Jay's Nest playground), including balloon bounces, "Parks-n-Rec" games, pony rides, face painting, storytelling, and comprehensive black history displays. The Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival is headed by Seaford City Councilwoman and Eastern Shore AFRAM Executive Director Pat A. Jones. For more information, contact Jones at pj@easternshoreafram.org or 628-1908.

Seaford VFW holds BBQ The Seaford VFW is sponsoring a chicken barbecue on Sunday, July 15. A half chicken, chips, pickles and a roll will be $8. All proceeds to benefit the VFW scholarship fund and the Seaford HS NJROTC program. Chicken will be ready at 11 a.m. Bring your appetite and a friend!

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 Children's Summer Reading Program will have "Movie Mondays" at the library every Monday during the summer from 1 to 3 p.m. Bring your favorite pillow and enjoy the movie.
  • The Children's Summer Reading Program will be having a "Teddy Bear Sleep-Over" for children ages 3 to 7 on Tuesday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m. Wear your p.j.'s and bring a stuffed animal that can sleep over and have adventures at the library.
  • The Children's Summer Reading Program will be making Dream Catchers with Ms. Christina on Wednesday, July 18 at 2 p.m.
  • The Teen Summer Reading Program will have "Teen Jobs Club" on Wednesday, July 18, at 4 p.m. This program will teach teens skills to land the job they want. This is a teen only program.
  • The Teen Summer Reading Program will have a "NBA 2HK12 Tournament" Thursday, July 19, at 4 p.m. This is a teen only program.
  • Saturday, July 20 is the last day for sign up for the Children's Summer Reading Program.
  • The Children Summer Reading Program is having "Kids on the Block" Puppets and Disabilities. They will perform in the dramatic and expressive Japanese style of puppetry on Tuesday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m.
  • The Children Summer Reading Program is having "Writing with the Stars" by Lisa Cole on Wednesday, July 25, at 2 p.m. Mrs. Cole is a local children's author and she will be sharing the wonderful world of writing your dreams and your stars.
  • The Children Summer Reading Program's "Guardians of G'hoole Summer Book Club" - Read the first 3 books in the series before the program on Thursday, July 26 that starts at 2 p.m. then join us to play the book club Jeopardy.
  • The Teen Summer Reading Program will be having "America's Next Top Monster" Thursday, July 26 at 4 p.m. This is a teen only program. Job Center For more information, visit www.lib.de.us/jobcenter or call the Seaford Job Center at 222-3618.
  • The Job Center at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center is offering an "Intermediate Microsoft Power Point Classes" on Mondays starting at 5:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required.
  • The Job Center is offering a "Free College Financial Planning" on Thursday, July 12 at 6:15 p.m. This workshop will cover information on the FAFSA form and all other information you need to understand.
  • The Job Center is offering an "Introduction to Microsoft Software Applications" on Wednesday, July 18 at 5:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required.
  • The Job Center has "Adult Math Tutoring" Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment only.
  • The Job Center is having "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.

Swim team holds fundraiser The Seaford Swimming Association (SSA) is holding an Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday, July 14 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Seaford Applebee's to benefit the SSA Dolphins Swim Team. Tickets are $5 for all you can eat pancakes, sausage and beverage. Tickets can be purchased from any swim team member or at the door.

Western Sussex Farmers' Market The Western Sussex Farmers' Market is open for its third season. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon. The market, which is located in the parking lot of the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford, is open Saturdays through Sept. 1. The market will feature locally grown (conventional and organic) vegetables, fruits and herbs. Exotic garlics, a wide variety of mushrooms such as portabellas, eggs, honey, baked goods, jams, jellies, cut flowers and plants will also be available. For more information, contact President Linda Allen at lindaawesternsussexfarmmrkt@gmail.com or Market Manager Ricky Robinson at woodharvestfarm@gmail.com.

Wednesday Night Bingo Wednesday Night Bingo is held weekly at the Seaford Elks Lodge, on Elks Lodge Road, Seaford. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 7. Food is available. Must be 18-years-old to play. Plenty of fun. For more information, call 629-2458.

Summer cruise-ins Harley-Davidson of Seaford's summer cruise-ins are set for the last Friday of July and August at the dealership and are sponsored by Nationwide Insurance, Fast Lane Biker Magazine, The Beach and BIG radio stations as well as WMDT TV-47 and CW3. On July 27 the event will be a Toys For Tots Christmas In July event featuring the band Semiblind and DJ JoyStar, as well as the band Freshly Squeezed. 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.

Honoring our heroes Grace Baptist Church on Atlanta road is postponing all Saturday morning veterans meetings from now until Saturday, Sept. 7. We will resume our regular coffee and dessert gatherings at that time. It is our hopes that all veterans will take this opportunity to stop by and share your memories with us, giving us a more informed picture of how our military protects us. Once again, we thank each of you for your service to our country.

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.


Preschool Story Time Come join Miss Cindy every Wednesday 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.

LHS Class of '82 reunion The Laurel High School Class of 1982 is planning its 30 year class reunion for this fall and is trying to collect information and contact as many class members as possible. Call Lora Grim Cooper at 841-4885 with your contact information. The group has also established a page on Facebook, "Lhs Eighty Two," for additional contact information and input.

Summer Concerts at Trap Pond The Summer Concert Series at Trap Pond State Park continues to provide audiences with quality entertainment at a picturesque venue. The free concert series runs through Aug. 31, presents a diverse lineup of family-friendly performances every Friday night. The following free summer concerts will be held at Trap Pond on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. The park entry fee is in effect. July 13 - Whirled Peas, American Roots July 20 - Bad Juju, Blues July 27 - No Stringz Attached, Rock Aug. 3 - Willow Brook, Pop Aug. 10 - Moe Stringz, Acoustic Rock Aug. 17 - Fossil Band, Country Aug. 24 - Angela Natrin, Acoustic Aug. 31 - Rusted Axle, Folk Trap Pond State Park is located at 33587 Baldcypress Lane in Laurel. For more information, visit www.destateparks.com/summer-concerts or call 875-5163.

LHS Class of '60 reunion The Laurel Class of 1960 will hold a Mini Luncheon Reunion on Saturday, July 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Georgia House in Laurel. This will be a casual affair. For more information, contact Janice Whaley at rowjlw@verizon.net.

Men's Basketball Tournament A men's basketball tournament in memory of Vera Polly Horsey-Hitchens will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 28 on Webb Avenue in Laurel (next to P.L. Dunbar Elementary School).

There will be food, health vendors, and a book signing of local town author, Renata Brown. For more information, visit www.dabigpicture.net or call Trevor Horsey at 519-1142.


Relay for Life benefit A chicken salad sale to benefit Relay for Life will be held on Wednesday, July 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Stephens UMC Camelot Hall in Delmar. Cost is $7 a pint and $12 a quart. Pre-orders are preferred. Call the church office at 846-9501.

Delmar Public Library Programs Children's programs If you enjoy playing chess, drop by the Library on Saturday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., for an opportunity to play. Brown bag lunches are recommended. On July 17, at 2 p.m., artist Paul Merklein teaches "How to Draw Great Big Faces" for teens. Merklein's unique show combines art, comedy and audience participation. Merklein draws famous faces and people right from the audience. Who will he draw next? The Delmarva Shorebirds flock to the library on July 25 at 10 a.m. Meet and greet a player and listen to a story. Bring along a ball or bat for an autograph. "Dreams, Schemes, and Magic Things" is presented by magician Mike Rose on July 25 at 6 p.m. Mike Rose has presented magic shows for children and adults in 25 states for national school assembly tours, shopping centers, libraries, banquets, festivals, parties, and countless special events. Hoopla Party on July 27, from 2 to 4 p.m., with Brandie Campbell, with hula hoop activities for all. Ms. Campbell donates a percentage of her hula hoop sales to charity and asks that those who attend the Hoopla Party bring canned food goods to the library for donation to Harvest Ministries. Funding for the Trip to the Coral Reef and Paul Merklein's Great Big Faces is made possible by collaboration between the Institute for Museum and Library Services, Delaware Division of the Arts and the Delaware Division of Libraries. Other programs for children and teens will be held throughout July. Call the library for more information or stop by for a complete monthly schedule. Adult programs Bring out your inner artist and attend the Decorative Painting workshops on Thursday, July 12 and 23, at 5:30 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. The group is led by Loretta Graf who is a member of the Decorative Painting Society. 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. Have you ever wanted to learn "The Foundations of Investing?" On Thursday, July 26, at 6 p.m., an instructor with the Delaware Financial Literacy Institute's Money School will provide an overview of investing and the terminology used. Topics covered include key features of bonds, stocks, and mutual funds; the importance of assess allocation; and the impact of inflation on long-term goals. The DE Financial Literacy Institute's mission is to help individuals, especially those of low to moderate income, become equipped with the tools to get their financial lives in order to become self-sufficient and to enjoy financial well-being over time. Offered free of charge. Online registration with the Money School is suggested. For more information about these or any other programs at the Delmar Public Library, visit the library at 101 N. Bi-State Blvd. or call 846-9894.

Free Family Concerts Every Thursday in July from 6 to 8 p.m., the Delmar Historical & Arts Society will present their 2nd annual Free Family Concert in State Street Park in Delmar. Bring your picnic and a blanket and enjoy an outdoor open air concert. Local artists will offer their creations for display and sale. Vendors wanted. Call Chris at 462-5011.

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.


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 Driving course An AARP Defensive Driving Safety Course will be held at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on July 16-17. This is a two-day basic course. The course will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. and the cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. You must pre-register for this course. Make checks payable to AARP. Upon compliance of this course, participants will receive a deduction on the liability portion of their automobile insurance. To register, call Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.

School Supply Drive School may be out for the summer, but the projects to benefit schools are in full swing. Greenwood Memorial LAVFW Post 7478 is now engaging in their annual school supply drive to benefit students in the Woodbridge School District K - 12. Items needed are: backpacks, Germ-X hand sanitizer, paper towels, tissues, snack-size baggies and other assorted Ziploc baggies, paper plates, paper napkins and paper lunch bags, and Clorox sanitary wipes for the schools. Student needs include: graph paper, wide lined and college lined notebook paper, hard backed composition books, dividers, folders with pockets folders without pockets, 3 x 5 and 4 x 6 note cards, reinforcements, Crayola crayons, glue sticks, wooden rulers, erasers, #2 wooden pencils, colored pencils and markers, pens with blue, black and red ink, pencil boxes, handheld calculators, and child's scissors. Also accepted are cash donations made payable to: LAVFW #7478 earmarked "school supplies," and sent to: LAVFW #7478, P.O. Box 900, Greenwood, DE 19950. Donations are tax-deductible. The Ladies Auxiliary members can shop for you. The school supply drive will continue through Aug. 20, and be dropped off at 102 Maryland Ave. in Greenwood. Contact person for the event is Ladies Auxiliary Secretary Michaele Russell at 349-4220.

Greenwood Public Library In anticipation of the library's re-construction, programs are scheduled to be held at the Greenwood VFW Post 7874, located one block behind the library, on the corner of Mill Street and Governors Avenue. For more information about any of the programs, call Donna or Rebekah at 349-5309. Summer Reading Program - Every Thursday, children and teens of all ages are invited to "Dream Big: Read" during the summer months at the library. Stop by any day to sign up for a summer of great books and fun programs.


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.

Kiwanis Club barbeque chicken The Kiwanis Club of Bridgeville has been serving barbeque chicken for 51 years. The club serves chicken on Seashore Highway (Route 404) and Scott's Store Road (Route 36), west of Bridgeville and Greenwood on weekends throughout the summer. Sales benefit over 30 local organizations and community events. For larger orders, call 349-5206.


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.

Trip to see musical, 'Grease' The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motor coach trip to Toby's Dinner Theater in Baltimore, Md., on Thursday, Aug. 16, to see the musical, "Grease." Cost is $68 per person and the trip is open to the public. Payment is due upon sign up and includes transportation, snack bag, luncheon buffet, show and all tips and gratuities except for the bus driver's tip. Check in time at the center is 7:30 a.m. with the bus departing at 8 a.m. For more information or to register, call Dixie Carlise, site manager, at 349-5237.

Travel with Del Tech this summer 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. 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.

WPS offers trip The WPS is sponsoring a three day trip to the Grand Canyon of Pa., Oct. 17-19. Cost is $442 and includes 2 nights lodging, 2 dinners, River Cruise, Train ride, Canyon Wagon Tour and Overlook, Taber Museum, Tour of Lewisburg, Shempp Train Collection, Buggy Museum and all gratuities. For more information, contact Frances at 629-4416.

AARP 1084 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. On 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 a visit to the museum. Cost: $420 per person/doubles. Nov. 14-17 - New price - Myrtle Beach, S.C. - A southern holiday of Christmas shows. Three breakfasts, three dinners included. Alabama Theatre, Legends in Concert, Palace Theatre featuring Christmas on Ice. Cost: $410 per person/doubles. $500 single. For more information on these trips, 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.


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.

Flotilla forming Marching Band The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the second Thursday of each month at the station at the Nanticoke Marina and Yacht Club in Blades. The Auxiliary is the volunteer, uniformed, civilian component of the U.S. Coast Guard. Come be a part of the now forming Marching Band. You must be 17 years or older, a citizen of the U.S., have no felony convictions and pass a security background check. To learn more, call Art Wollschlager at 628-8259 or email auxmarchingband@gmail.com. Leave a message and your call or email will be returned.

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. For more information, visit 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.

Widowed Persons The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, July 17 at 12:15 p.m. at the Georgia House in Laurel. Guest speakers will be representatives from Teen Challenge. 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.

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.


'A Day in the Garden' Sussex Master Gardeners invites the public to "A Day in the Garden" on Saturday, July 14, in the Demonstration Garden, behind Carvel REC located at 16483 County Seat Hwy., Georgetown, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event features educational exhibits in the garden, workshops, kids activities, tool sharpening, a plant sale and more. Admission is free and there is plenty of free parking available.