Bulletin Board
Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tribute dinner for Sen. Venables The Nanticoke Chapter of Ducks Unlimited is honoring the conservation work of Delaware Sen. Robert L. Venables with a tribute dinner from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Seaford Volunteer Fire House on Saturday, March 2. Tickets, which are $75 per couple and $40 per person, are available on a first come, first serve basis. Tables may also be reserved for large groups of 8 or 10 people. A beef and dumplings dinner will be provided by the Seaford Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and there will be live and silent auctions to benefit the conservation efforts of Ducks Unlimited. For more information, contact Ed Montague at 2589115 or Mark Hardesty at 2361010.

Chicken & Dumplin' Dinner St. John's United Methodist Church Men will serve their annual Chicken & Dumplin' Dinner on March 2. Dinner is served from 5 to 7 p.m. Come join us at Pine and Poplar Streets in Seaford for a wonderful meal. Everyone is welcome.

Pasta Dinner at West Seaford West Seaford Elementary School will hold a Pasta Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 5 to benefit the West Seaford PTO Field Trip Fund. Tickets are $5 for ages 9 and up, $3 for ages 58 and free for ages 4 and under. Carryout is available. Dinner includes salad, bread, pasta with sauce and meatballs, a beverage and a cookie. To make reservations, call the school at 6284414.

Basket Bingo and Silent Auction Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo to support the American Heart Association at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Seaford Moose Lodge on Route 13A in Seaford. The filled basket bingo will consist of 20 games and 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 Hamper and Collectors Club Bucket basket, along with several other door prizes.

Baskets will be filled. Nearly 30 chances to win. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on many great items donated for the Silent Auction. In recognition of National Heart Awareness month, attendees wearing red will receive a ticket for an exclusive basket. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, call 6296611, ext. 8944 or email MorrisR@nanticoke.org.

Gallery 107 Art Classes The following classes will be held in March at Seaford's Gallery 107. Card Making Classes with Betty Speer, 2nd Tuesday of the month. 6:308:30 p.m. Class Fee is $20. Classes are focused on card making with rubber stamps and learning different techniques, as well as iris folding and other forms of card making. Class fee includes clear typed directions and assorted class supplies. Students should bring a glue runner or doublesided tape and pointed scissors. Ages 16 to adult. Skill level is new to experienced. Call Betty at 8752612 for more information. Call Gallery 107 at 628ARTS to preregister with payment to reserve your space. Basket Weaving with Brenda Brasure on Saturdays, March 9 and March 30, 9 a.m. to 3:30 or 4 p.m. Class fee of $30 with $15$30 for the basket kit, depending on level of ability. Classes are suitable for beginners as well as advanced students. Class size is limited to six. Come and weave a bread basket, napkin basket, cracker basket, a tote, a market basket, a basket for your gardening, a basket for just about anything you can think of. For more information and to register, call Brenda at 3816193. Rudelle Fay Hall, an award winning, multimedia artist, is offering the following classes. Call 6047961 for registration and/or questions. Payment is required in advance. 1. Children's Drawing Class. Students age 711. Concentration on drawing, composition, and perspective. Students are encouraged to be creative, as well as get stepbystep drawing instruction. 4 hours$40. Supplies included. 2. Animation Art Cel Class. Learn how to copy or create original art cels. Students will be taught how to mat and frame like professional animation cels. Permanent ink, and acrylic paint will be used on a transparency sheet. Supplies included, except optional mat and frame. 4 hours$50, $45 for NRAC members. 3. Photoshop Basics Class for beginners. Learn the tools and how to draw, paint, find new colors, make corrections, repair photos, etc. Laptop optional. Personal laptops must be fully charged. 4 hours$40, $35 for NRAC members. 4. Photoshop Creativity Art Class. Rudelle will teach various techniques to turn photos into digital art. Learn her artistic secrets to digital art success. Personal laptops optional must be fully charged. 4 hours$45, $40 for NRAC members. Any interest? Faux stained glass painting, and/or mixed media art classes may be offered if there is interest. Ongoing classes 1. Canvas & Coffee Fridays, 911 a.m. Casual dropin art class bring you own project or learn how to get started. No registration required $5 per session. For more information, call Tammy Kearney 6292829. 2. John Schisler Classical Realism in Oil Mondays, 69 p.m. Adults, all levels. Members $55, public $65 for three sessions. Maximum 8. Participants of all levels will learn the oil painting techniques of the Dutch Masters through the use of Maroger Medium and will develop skills in basic oil painting using form and color to create compositions working from still life and photographs. 3. Nancy LaPrad Watercolor Classes Wednesday evenings, 68 p.m. Beginners to advanced. Members $50, Public $55. Minimum 3, Maximum 8. Nancy will teach you how to use watercolors to get the effects you want details, textures, color mixing, etc., or you may work on your own project. Students must furnish their own supplies (a list of supplies needed will be provided at the first class). Start class any time during the month, however, no refunds or makeups for missed classes. Call Nancy for more information, 6294356.

Beef and Dumpling Dinner Mt. Zion Methodist Church will host a Beef and Dumpling dinner at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 9. Carryouts will be available at 4 p.m. The church is located on Rt. 13A between Seaford and Laurel.

Bingo Night is March 23 The Seaford Kiwanis Club will hold its annual Bingo Night featuring filled Longaberger Baskets, Vera Bradley and ThirtyOne Handbags, on Saturday, March 23, at the Boys and Girls Club, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford. There will be raffle handbags, 50/50, and many door prizes. Refreshments will be available. Must be 18 to play. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7. Tickets, which are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, are available from Kiwanis members or at Soil Service (6297054). For more information, call 6292594.

Seaford Library and Job Center All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 6292524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us.
  • "Baby Bookworms" is every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. This program introduces infants through 48 months old to the world of nursery rhymes and books.
  • The "Creative Art Club" is the first Thursday of the month at 4 p.m. This program is for students in 3rd through 6th grade. A local art teacher will teach young artists various art forms through fun and creativity.
  • The "I Can Read Club" will meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. This program is for children in grades K2. This is a chance to read great books and discuss them with friends and do a fun craft.
  • The "Pajama Story Hour," a story time with crafts and songs for kids ages 27, will meet at the library on the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.
  • Help the Seaford Library and Cultural Center purchase much needed books with our "Bucks for Books" program. Patrons who donate $5 or more will have their name displayed on a page in the Seaford Library's "Book Of Knowledge." Donations of $50 or more will give you an opportunity to name a chapter in the "Book of Knowledge." You can also help by visiting www.amazon.com to view the Seaford Library's "Wish List" to purchase items for the library.
  • The library will have its Critical Reading Book Discussion at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 4.
  • Mark your calendars, the Seaford Library and Cultural Center announces that the 4th Annual "Dinner in the Library" Gala will take place on Friday, April 26, with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7. Featured authors are Caroline and Charles Todd, writers of mystery stories that take place in England during and after World War I. Hors d'oeuvres and dinner will be catered by Georgia House. Cost is $75 per person. Contact Peggy Boyd at 5361449 for tickets or more information.
  • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have its Critical Reading Book Discussion on Monday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Job Center For more information, visit www.lib.de.us/jobcenter or call the Seaford Job Center at 2223618.
  • Walkin Job Search Assistance Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 to 5:30 p.m., to learn how to use a computer, create an email address, find job leads online, fill out an online job application, write a resume, and practice interviews. Oneonone assistance is available through a staff member or volunteer. No registration is required. For more information or to register, call Hope at 2223618.
  • "Practice Interview Sessions," by appointment only. If you have a job interview scheduled, we can role play the interview so that you have a chance to practice describing your experience and qualities. For more information or to register, call Hope at 2223618.
  • Assistance Applying for Supplemental Food Benefits: Friday, March 15, 10 a.m. to noon. The Food Bank of Delaware offers assistance to apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly food stamps). Come learn about the program and get assistance. Call Brenda Palomo, Food Bank of DE, to register or to get more information (3024243301, ext. 107).
  • "Introduction to Computers": Wednesdays, 9:30 to 11 a.m. 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10 (must attend all 5 sessions). For the first time computer user, this class will teach you the basics of a computer, how to use the mouse, as well as how to go on the Internet and email. Registration is required and patron must attend all 5 classes.
  • "Intermediate Microsoft Word": Mondays, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22 (must attend all 6 sessions). This interactive program offers tools for improving your use of this very popular Microsoft word processor software program. A basic understanding of Microsoft Word is required and registration is required.
  • "Introduction to Microsoft Word/Excel": Wednesdays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8 (must attend all 4 classes). This program provides an overview of Microsoft Word (a word processor software program) and Excel (a spreadsheet program). Registration is required.
  • "Advancement through Pardons and Expungement": Assistance will be available by appointment at the Seaford Job Center on March 7. To schedule an appointment, call Matthew Rosen at 3337600.
  • YWCA Women's Entrepreneurship Program: Friday, 3/8, 10 a.m. to noon. This program will provide an overview of Delaware's YWCA's programs and services, including the DE Center for Women's Entrepreneurship, job readiness, business development assistance, financial literacy and more. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call Hope at 3022223618.

Blue Jay Tervis tumbler sale The Seaford Educational Secretaries Association is proud to announce the Seaford Blue Jay Tervis tumbler has arrived. These highquality tumblers proudly display the Seaford Blue Jay and are available for a limited time while supplies last. The tumbler comes in two sizes 16 oz for $18 or 24 oz for $20. Both sizes come with a matching lid. Show your Seaford Blue Jay Pride by purchasing a Seaford Blue Jay Tervis tumbler. All proceeds benefit the Seaford Educational Secretaries Association. Contact Amy Steele at 6294587, ext. 270 to place your order.

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 preregister. For details, contact Brenda Villa at 2369870.

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. Must be 18yearsold to play. For more information, call 6292458.


Preschool Story Time Join Miss Tameca 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 8753184.

Lyme Disease Prevention Program The Laurel Public Library in cooperation with the Lyme Disease Association of the Eastern Shore of Maryland will present a free program at the library on Tuesday, March 12, on Lyme and other tick born diseases of the area. The program will be held in the library community room and will run from 5 to 6:30 pm. Marilyn Williams from the association will discuss risk, prevention, and treatment of this ever increasing threat to the region's health. A question and answer period will follow the presentation. For more information, visit www.laurel.lib.de.us or email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us.

Adventures in Genealogy The Vaughn Banks family of Middleford can trace their family back to the time of slavery. Recently, one descendant, Shirley Batson Collins, a Seaford native now living in Pennsylvania, led her family in researching, gathering and organizing more than 350 photographs tracing their heritage back to 1853. She then had an imovie produced with narrative and background music. The title of this presentation is "Sankofa," an African term which means to look back at your past and gather the best from it while you move forward. The purpose of this project was to seize the moment while it is still possible to gather information, to preserve their heritage and instill greater awareness and pride in their family. This collection of images identifies several of the slaves in the families as well as their first generation of freed men, and covers from 1853 to 2008. The stories of their ancestors are awesome and inspiring. She made her debut of this project to her family on Jan. 5, 2013. This has been a project of several years and many family members have contributed. The completion of Part I of this project has inspired the family to continue with other genealogy projects. Collins is continuing by having a comprehensive genealogy DNA analysis done. The Laurel Public Library is pleased to host Shirley and her family on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. She will provide information on how to get started, who to reach out to, and the importance of confirming information. She will show a part of the imovie and entertain questions. veryone is welcome. For more information, contact normajean.fowler@lib.de.us.

Pick Up Laurel Day Youth Helping Community Grow, a teen group that meets at Laurel Public Library, has created a project for everyone in the community. "Pick Up Laurel Day" will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 16. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Laurel Chamber of Commerce Train Station Museum. Youth challenge you to spend an hour or two, take action, bring beauty back, restore pride in the appearance of Laurel, celebrate our town! "Pick Up Laurel Day" grew out of a community conversation held at the library in December. It is sponsored by Laurel Public Library, Laurel Chamber of Commerce, Laurel Historical Society, Delaware 4H Club "Engaging Youth, Serving Community." Program advisor is University of Delaware's Community Development Extension Agent, Bill McGowan.

Butterfly garden program Linda Peters, a Delaware Master Gardener will speak on "How to Create a Butterfly Garden" at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, in the Carpenter Community Room of the Laurel Public Library. Linda has been a Master Gardener since 2003 and has a large garden in the Seaford area that she shares with the birds, butterflies and a large cat. The evening will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn techniques for attracting butterflies to their gardens. For more information, contact normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 8753184.

Monthly genealogy help time Laurel Library will offer a new genealogy help time on the second Wednesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon. If successful these sessions will continue monthly, and will focus primarily on getting started in family research. Volunteer genealogist Linda Mueller will be available to help patrons begin their search using both Internet and library resources. Mueller has taught genealogy classes in Baltimore area libraries for many years and will bring a wealth of knowledge to the area. Beginning genealogists should bring written birth, death, and marriage dates for their immediate families. Wireless internet is available for laptops. For more information, contact normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 8753184.

Yard/Craft/Vendor Sale The Laurel Fire Dept. Auxiliary will hold a Yard/Craft/Vendor Sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 6 at the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department. Cost is $7 for one table, $10 for two tables and $5 for each additional table. Vendors may set up on Friday, April 5 from 7 to 9 a.m. and Saturday, April 6 from 5 to 7 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase. For reservations and more information, call Karen Cooper at 2586468 or ksteelepc@yahoo.com or Denise Steele at 2284480 or denisedes1972@gmail.com.

General Membership Meeting The Annual General Membership Meeting of the Laurel Alumni Association (LAA) will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13. The meeting will be held in the Laurel High School cafeteria and is open to all LAA members.

Laurel Library events
  • An informal time for chess playing continues at Laurel Public Library each Saturday from 10 a.m. 12 noon. Anyone who plays chess is invited to drop in, meet other chess players, and for the time being, bring their own chess boards. For more information call 3028753184 or email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us
  • The Laurel Public Library's own Tech Guy, Jack Hall, will be available to answer your questions every Wednesday from 67 p.m. and Thursdays from 12:301:30 p.m. For details, call 8753184.
  • Family Movie Matinee the Laurel Public Library presents Family Movie Matinee. Check with the Library for the next event. The event is free and popcorn will be provided. For more information, email tameca.beckett@lib.de.us or call 8753184.

Relay for Life fundraiser Laureate Epsilon Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi sorority, is holding an ongoing fundraiser at Laurel Pizzaria to benefit Relay for Life. This event takes place on the third Tuesday of each month from 5 to 8 p.m. Pick up one of the flyers at the register upon entering the restaurant and then turn it in with your bill. Laureate Epsilon will automatically receive 10% of the check to benefit Relay For Life. For more information, call 2285800.

Remove Christmas flowers All Christmas flowers and decorations must be removed from all graves in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Laurel, by March 1.


Delmar Public Library The Delmar Public Library is offering the following adult programs in March.
  • On Saturday, March 9, at 11 a.m., historian Mike Dixon will present, The Mason Dixon Line: the Story Behind the Boundary, a presentation provided through a grant by the Delaware Humanities Forum. Born as the result of a bitter territorial dispute over royal land grants, the MasonDixon Line was surveyed between 1763 and 1767 to settle the boundaries for Pennsylvania and Maryland. After 1820, when the Missouri Compromise created political conditions which made the line important to the history of slavery, it became associated with the division between the free and slave states. Today the line is still seen by many as a symbolic dividing line for regional attitudes and customs. This program explores the story of the line, which runs through our land and our history, along with the perceptions that have developed about the boundary. Learn more about the line that divides the Town of Delmar at this free program.
  • Learn more about the SNAP program in Delaware along with other Delaware Food Bank programs on Tuesday, March 5, at 2 p.m., when Brenda Palomo, SNAP outreach coordinator, will discuss the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, assist anyone who needs help signing up for the benefits, and also briefly talk about 211, the statewide information and referral service. Program is for anyone needing assistance or for those just interested in learning more about SNAP. For more information, call the library at 8469894.
  • Free Computer Basics classes for adults continue at the library on Wednesdays, at 5:30 p.m. The weekly 60minute class will provide instruction on learning to start up and shut down a computer, parts of a computer, how to use a mouse, understanding the start menu, task bar, and icons, how to connect to the Internet, how to open software, and how to set up an email account. Classes meet weekly through March with the final class on Wednesday, March 27. An identical series will begin on Saturday, March 16 at 9:30 a.m. Preregistration is required. Ask at the circulation desk.
  • Free income tax preparation provided by local AARP volunteers continues on Thursdays throughout March. Appointments begin at 9:30 and can be made by calling the library. Space is very limited. This program will be held on March 7, 14, 21, and 28.
  • The Friends of the Delmar Public Library will hold a meeting on Wednesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. Learn more about the Friends and lend support for the library.
  • If you enjoy knitting or crocheting, join the Madhatters knitting group at the library on Tuesday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m. Ongoing service projects are completed during the program and participants can share their current projects and learn new patterns. Free of charge.
  • Adults are invited to participate in a book discussion based on the 88 Books That Shaped America, a list developed by the Library of Congress. The discussion takes place on Monday, March 25, at 7 p.m., and on Wednesday, March 27, at 2 p.m. The list is available at the library or by visiting www.loc.gov.
The Delmar Public Library will be closed on Monday, March 11, for Staff Development Day, and on Friday, March 29, for Good Friday. For more information about these programs or other programs at the Delmar Public Library, call 8469894 or visit the library.

Delmar Alumni Annual Meeting The Delmar Alumni Association will hold its annual meeting on Monday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in the Delmar High School library. A very important item of business will be the election of officers for the upcoming year. Alumni Association members are encouraged to attend this annual meeting. If you are a Delmar High School Alumni and should have an interest in being on a committee please contact us at delmaralumni@yahoo.com.

Soccer team fundraiser The Delmar High School girls' soccer team will hold a beef and dumpling dinner and Chinese auction on Sunday, March 10 from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Delmar VFW. Tickets, which are $12 per person, can be purchased at the school office.

LORA Gala is March 9 On March 9, LORA (Local Owners Restaurant Association) will hold the LORA Gala, Tastes for Tomorrow, "A Night at the Movies." Money raised will be used to provide scholarships for culinary arts for students of Wicomico County and Delmar Jr./Sr. High School. Come dressed as your favorite movie star. Food will be available from 18 LORA restaurants. There will be a drawing at 8 p.m. for limousine transportation to dinner (for four) at Sobo's Restaurant, flowers, and wine. The band, On The Edge will provide the music. Tickets are $50 per person and $95 per couple. For tickets, call Cakes by David at 4107421571 or order online at www.lorarestaurants.org.

DSHS presents 'Oklahoma' The Delmar Senior High School chorus will present Oklahoma in the high school auditorium on Feb. 28, March 1, and March 2 at 7 p.m. Oklahoma is Rogers and Hammerstein's classic musical set in the 1906 American West. It is a love story of the cowboy Curley, played by high school senior Jared Messick, and the ranch hand Jud, played by high school senior Mila Simon, vying for the hand of Laurey, played by high school senior Lyndsi Jones. It also follows the attempts of the cowboy Tom, played by high school senior Josh Bell, to win his girlfriend Ado Annie, played by high school senior Kallie Dimarhos, who "just can't say no" to other men. These love stories play out against the class issues between the farmers and the cowmen and their struggle to find hope, love and the fulfillment of "the American Dream" in the stilldeveloping, rugged landscape of the new state of Oklahoma. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and can be purchased from any chorus member or in the Delmar Senior High School office. For more information, contact Denise Speicher at dcspeicher@gmail.com.


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 nonmembers. Join us for an evening of dinner, socialization, cards, indoor shuffleboard and bocce ball. Nonmembers should call 3495237 for reservations.

Activities at the Cheer Center The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center has a lot of new, fun events and activities coming up in the next few months including a Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, a Food Skills Cooking Class presented by the Cooperative Extension Department of the University of Delaware, A Matter of Balance Program, Tai Chi and many more fun trips. The center is now taking reservations for a 2day, 1night trip to Virginia Beach on April 28. The trip is open to the public. For more information or to schedule a free "Lunch and Tour," call site manager Dixie Carlisle at 3495237.

Discussion on the Civil War In observance of Women's History Month, Tom Ryan, local Civil War historian, will present the program, "Leading Ladies of the Civil War: the Presidents' Wives," at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 11, at the Greenwood VFW Hall. Ryan will discuss in detail the lives of Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Union President Abraham Lincoln, and Varina Howell Davis, wife of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and the role these women played during the Civil War. The program is sponsored by the Greenwood Public Library and is free and open to all. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is helpful but not required. For more information and to register, call the Greenwood Library at 3495309.


Bridgeville Public Library
  • AARP Tax Assistance Wednesdays at the Bridgeville Library. Free tax preparations are available for low to middle income households. Appointments are necessary; call the library at 3377401, ext. 101.
  • Resume Writing Noon to 2 p.m.: This program will provide an overview of how to write a resume, then participants will have the opportunity to write or update their own. Tell employers about your experiences, skills and work history that highlight your qualifications.
  • "Internet Job Search" 2 to 3 p.m.: This program will provide an overview of how to use employer and other job search sites effectively and will cover how to locate employer career webpages that list current jobs and are secure with your information. Search popular national job searching websites and learn how to use those sites safely. Call the library at 3022277401 to reserve your spot.


Trip to Philadelphia Flower Show The Spade and Trowel Garden Club of Seaford has arranged a 44passenger bus and discount tickets to the Philadelphia Flower Show on Tuesday, March 5. The bus will leave the Peebles parking lot promptly at 10 a.m. and depart for the return trip to Seaford at 7 p.m. There will be no extra stops. Participants should bring their own bag lunch and beverage to eat on the bus and be prepared for dinner on their own in Philadelphia. Cost of the bus and flower show admission is $46 per person. Seating is limited. Call club president Mary Noel for reservations at 3371054.

Trip to two coastal museums The Seaford Historical Society will sponsor a trip to two coastal museums on Tuesday, April 30. Cost is $55 per person which includes all tour fees, lunch and motor coach transportation. The Ocean City LifeSaving Station was used by the Coast Guard until 1964. The building was originally built in 1891 to save vessels in distress and now houses artifacts pertaining to Ocean City and Worcester County history. Lunch will be served at the Cottage Café in Bethany Beach. In the afternoon, we will visit the DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum in Fenwick Island. This collection of shipwreck and recovered artifacts is one of the largest in the MidAtlantic region. This is a handson experience dedicated to preserving our maritime heritage. There will be some stairs with hand rails to climb on this trip. The bus will leave the Sears parking lot at 9 a.m. and return around 4 p.m. Make reservations by calling the SHS office (6289828) by April 21. It will also be necessary to give your lunch menu choice at that time.

Azalea Festival, show Salisbury AARP #1276 will host a trip on April 1528, to the Azalea Festival in Virginia along with tickets for the show Tattoo. Contact Janet Shockley at 4107496093 for more information.

Trip to Allenberry Resort Seaford WPS is sponsoring a two day trip to Allenberry Resort in Boiling Springs, Pa. on April 45. Cost is $220 per person and includes: overnight lodging at Allenberry breakfast, dinner, show (Andrews Brothers), three mystery stops and all gratuities. We leave at 8 a.m. from the Seaford Village Shopping Center. For more information, call 6294416.

Senior Center offers trips The Laurel Senior Center is offering the following trips: Sight & Sound, Tuesday, April 30 $100, includes luncheon buffet, transportation and show Branson, Mo. Sept. 1424 For more information, call 8752536.

AARP offers trips Caroline County AARP #915 is offering the following trips. For more information and reservations, call 4108222314. Cherry Blossom Festival, Saturday, April 13 $140, includes Cherry Blossom parade grandstand tickets, Smithsonian Institution, dinner, taxes and gratuities, motorcoach transportation. Sight & Sound's "Noah," June 27 $130, includes performance, Dutchstyle meal, transportation.


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 6290687 or Rob Hutton at 6280312.

Friends of the Library Members of the community are invited to attend meetings of the Friends of the Laurel Library on the second Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. in the Carpenter Room at the library.

DAR Mary Vining Chapter The DAR Mary Vining Chapter meets September, November, December, January, February, March, May on the second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Seaford Library. Chapter meetings are not normally held in October and April due to the DAR Delaware State Meeting. The Mary Vining Chapter will host the Delaware DAR State meeting on Saturday, April 20, at Heritage Shores, Bridgeville. To join DAR, contact any member or visit the DAR Mary Vining website for more information.

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.

Knitting group meets The "Sea Purls" Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown on the corner of Route 9 and Sand Hill Road. The next meeting is Wednesday, March 6. Lunch is available. New members always welcome. For details, call Diane at 2280235.

AARP board members to meet Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 board members will meet at the Methodist Manor House, in the lobby on Monday, March 4. All board members should try to attend. For more information, call Jack Kreppein at 6283169. Chapter members, remember your 2013 dues must be paid in full by March. No one can sign up for any activity if they don't have their dues paid. Any questions, call Rose at 6297180.

Coast Guard Auxiliary The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 1208 meets the second Thursday of each month at the station at the Nanticoke Marina and Yacht Club in Blades. For details, call Art Wollschlager at 6288259 or email auxmarchingband@gmail.com.

Laurel Cub Scouts meet Laurel Cub Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays at Centenary United Methodist Church in Laurel. The Cub Scout program is open to boys ages 6 to 12. New recruits may sign up on a 3 month trial basis for $10. For more information about the program, contact Cub Master Clifford Alpert at 2282390 or calpert1@comcast.net.


Flotilla offers safe boating class The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 1201 of Salisbury, Md., will offer safe boating classes beginning Monday, March 4, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles building. For details, contact Clif at 4106033702.

Sussex County Marines Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at the VFW Virgil Wilson Post 4961, Middleford Road, Seaford. Country breakfast buffet The Galestown Ruritan Club Country Breakfast Buffet is held the last Sunday of the month through May from 7 to 10 a.m., at the Galestown Community Center. The buffet includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, biscuits, toast, fruit cup and sticky buns. The community center is located at 5538 Old School House Rd., at the intersection with GalestownReliance Road in Galestown.

Ham/Turkey Shoot Schedule The schedule for the 20122013 Ham/Turkey Shoot at the Georgetown/Ellendale VFW has been released. Sign up starts at 10:30 a.m. and shooting at 11 a.m. Refreshments will be available for sale by the VFW. Dates are: March 23, April 27. Rain dates are March 30 and May 4. For possible cancellations, call 3497025.

Red Hat Society schedule The Red Hat Society in Delaware has a full schedule for 2013. The following events have been scheduled to date: March 11 Travel to Lewes to receive a proclamation from Mayor Ford. Afterwards, we will go to Irish Eyes. April 25 Celebrate the 15th birthday of the Red Hat Society with a High Tea in Georgetown. Every chapter and their members and chapter guests are welcome to attend. Contact bjy324@verizon.net for more information. For more information about the Red Hat Society, visit www.redhatsociety.com.

Flotilla offers safe boating class The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 1201 of Salisbury, Md., will offer safe boating classes beginning Monday, March 4, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles building. For details contact Clif at 4106033702.

Miss Delaware pageant If you are a 17yearold senior or up to age 24, have never been married, live, work full time, or attend school full time in Delaware and are a U.S. citizen, you are eligible to participate in a preliminary Miss Delaware pageant. For more information about becoming a contestant in the Miss Delaware Pageant, send an email to Dulcenia Kemmerlin, field director of operations, at kemmer32@hotmail.com.

Learn about the Amish Join us at the Georgetown Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, when Dr. Thomas Gallagher will present "The Beliefs of the Old Order Amish" and help us to explore the many aspects of Amish Life their home and family, church and the broader community.

National president to visit The National President of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Leanne Lemley, will be visiting in Delaware March 911. The honorary Aisle of Flags and Reception for National President Lemley will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, at Mason Dixon VFW Post #7234, Ocean View. RSVP to Carol Weber at 8298906 by Feb. 28. Everyone is welcome. On Sunday, March 10, the National President will be touring historic places in Delaware and making visits at local VFW Posts. A 1:30 p.m. luncheon will be held at HallBurke VFW Post 5447, Wilmington. RSVP to Sue Beachboard at 3024786303 by Feb. 28.

Free genealogical event The Delaware Public Archives, Dover, will host a free genealogical event featuring two prominent speakers on Saturday, March 2 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Shamele Jordon, genealogical lecturer and podcaster, will present a program, "Tips and Techniques for Using Technology in Genealogy Research." Sabrina Peterson, director of global imaging for Ancestry.com will present, "Using Ancestry.com to Find Your Family Roots." For more information, contact Tom Summers at 3027445047 or email thomas.summers@state.de.us.

Reading of 'The Bear' The Ad Hoc Reader Theater will meet to read Chekhov's "The Bear" at Possum Point Theatre in Georgetown at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 4. New readers welcome. For more information, call 8563460.

Master Gardeners workshop Sussex County Master Gardeners Eddie Filemyr and Gayle August present "Plants with Winter Interest" at noon on Thursday, March 7, at 16483 County Seat Hwy., Georgetown. Register at 8562585, ext. 544.