School Board Candidates Forum The Western Sussex Branch of AAUW will sponsor a Seaford School Board Candidates Forum at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, in the Central Elementary School Auditorium, Delaware Place, Seaford. The two candidates running for the one-year term beginning July 1, are Rebecca Adams and Jeffrey Benson Jr. The five candidates running for the five-year term beginning July 1 are: Andrew Cannon, Armand Carreau Jr., Clint Dunn, Jerry Semper, David Tull. The election will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, at the District Administration Office, N. Market Street, Seaford.
Dinner in Seaford Library The Seaford Library and Cultural Center announces its 4th Annual "Dinner in the Library" will take place at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 26, in the Woodruff Room of the Seaford Library. The featured speakers are Caroline and Charles Todd, a mother and son writing team, who write the World War I era Ian Rutledge and Bess Crawford mysteries under the name of "Charles Todd." Tickets are $75 each. For more information, contact Peggy Boyd at 536-1449 or email@example.com.
Staff appreciation luncheon The Member Services Committee of the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce presents its Staff Appreciation Luncheon at noon on Wednesday, April 24, at the Nanticoke Senior Center. Cost is $22 per person, including gratuity. Tony Windsor, area journalist, author and musician, will do the presentation. RSVP to the chamber by April 19. Payment must be made by April 23.
Colombian Dinner & Dance A Colombian Dinner & Dance, Noche Columbiana, will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall in Seaford on Saturday, April 27, to raise funds to support Partners for Cancer Care and Prevention, Inc. (PFCCAP), a team of doctors, nurses, mental and public health specialists who are helping fight breast and cervical cancer in Columbia. For tickets, which are $25 per person, call Leslie Aguillon at 841-0187 or Rachel Joseph at 707-373-4410.
Spring Clean Up The Olde Seaford Block Watch will hold a Spring Clean Up on Saturday, April 27, from 9 to 11 a.m. Meet at the City Hall parking lot for gloves, bags, vest and directions. Rain date is Saturday, May 4. For more information, call 629-9844.
SHS Class of '92 reunion Seaford High School Class of 1992 will hold a reunion at Mister Paul's Legacy, 1801 N. Salisbury Blvd., Salisbury, on Saturday, Aug. 10. Contact Kimberly Holland Latham at 258-4402 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Stewards of Children workshop Central YMCA will present a Stewards of Children workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at the Seaford Public Library in the Allen Room. This workshop is for parents, grandparents, teachers, mentors, volunteers, and any other adult who is concerned with the safety of children. Participants will learn how to recognize, prevent, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The cost for the training materials is $10, payable at the door. For more information, contact Nikki Mowbray at email@example.com or 302-254-9622, ext. 133.
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.
Job Center For more information, visit www.lib.de.us/jobcenter or call the Seaford Job Center at 222-3618.
- "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 K-2. 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 2-7, 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."
- The library will have its Critical Reading Book Discussion at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 15 and Monday, May 6.
- 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. Cost is $75 per person. Contact Peggy Boyd at 536-1449 for tickets or more information.
- Celebrate National Library Week with the Seaford Library Friends Book Sale at 402 N. Porter St., Seaford (the former library location). Early Bird Sale for Friends of the Seaford Library (new memberships available at the door - $10) on Friday, April 19, 9 to 10 a.m. General Public Book Sale on Friday, April 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (bargain prices Saturday starting at 1 p.m.).
- Walk-in 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. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618.
- "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 222-3618.
- "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.
- "Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint": Mondays, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. This program runs for 6 weeks: 5/13, 5/20, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24. This interactive program offers tools for improving your use of this popular Microsoft visual presentation software program. A basic understanding of Microsoft PowerPoint is required. Must attend all 6 sessions and registration is required. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618.
- Assistance Applying for Supplemental Food Benefits: Friday, April 19, 10 to 10:30 a.m. The Food Bank of Delaware offers assistance to apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps). Call Brenda Palomo, Food Bank of DE, to register or to get more information (302-424-3301, ext. 107).
SHS Community Yard Sale The Seaford Historical Society will hold its annual Community Yard Sale on the front lawn of the Ross Mansion on Saturday, May 4 from 7 a.m. to noon. Set-up will begin at 6 a.m.10'x10' spaces are available for $10 each. The Seaford Historical Society will have sales tables with proceeds benefiting the society. Donations may be dropped off at the Ross Mansion until May 3. Anyone wishing to donate furniture or any type of large item/s may contact the Seaford Historical Society Administrative Office at 628-9828 to make arrangements for drop-off. Cash donations are welcome and appreciated. To obtain a form or reserve vendor space, contact the Seaford Historical Society's Administrative Office at 628-9828 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
EAC plans Basket Bingo The Employee Activity Committee (EAC) of Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, at the Seaford Moose Lodge. The filled basket bingo will consist of 20 games and feature filled Longaberger baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person and $25 at the door. An advance ticket includes a chance to win the large hamper and flameware, 10 1/2" braiser and pizza stone. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, contact the EAC at 629-6611, ext. 8944 or MorrisR@nanticoke.org.
Chicken and dumpling dinner A chicken and dumpling dinner fundraiser will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, at Bethel Community House, 2381 Neal School Rd., Seaford.Donations of $10 or $5 for children under 12. Carry out is available. For tickets, call 410-754-8681 or 302-337-8836.
'Dine and Design' luncheon The public is invited to a "Dine and Design" luncheon to be presented by The Spade and Trowel Garden Club at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club, 30 North St., Seaford. Enjoy a nice luncheon prepared and served by Angela's Fine Catering. Guest speaker will be Cathy Schultz, cutting-edge floral designer and owner of Bethany Florist in Bethany Beach. Cost of the luncheon is $25. Seating is limited. For reservations, call 629-4927.
Gallery 107 Art Classes Card Making Classes with Betty Speer. 3rd Sunday of the month. Classes focused on the art of card-making using rubber stamps and other techniques. Call Betty at 875-2612 for details. Basket weaving workshop with Brenda Brasure. Saturdays, April 13 and 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Class size limited to 8 students. The cost of the workshop, held at Gallery 107 or the new Gallery Classroom next door, is $30 for the public and 10% off for NRAC members. Cost of materials (basket kits) runs from $15 - $40. Call Brenda at 302-381-6193 for more information and to pre-register. Children's classes available with Karen Owens at Studio 107. Saturdays, ages 6 to 8 from 9 to 11 a.m., arts and crafts using watercolor, oil pastels, and clay. Supplies provided. For ages 9 years old and up, the class runs from 11:30 to 1:30 and is strictly art. The cost for each student is $40; all supplies are provided. The next 4-week session begins April 20. Call Karen at 628-8656. Rudelle Fay Hall, an award winning, multi-media artist, is offering the following classes. Call 302-604-7961 for registration and/or questions. 1. Children's Drawing Class. Students age 7 -11. Concentration on drawing, composition, and perspective. 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. 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. 4 hours - $40. $35 for NRAC members. 4. Photoshop Creativity Art Class. Learn various techniques to turn photos into digital art. 4 hours - $45. $40 for NRAC members.
Tull Bros. Reunion Tull Bros. Employee and Spouse Reunion featuring a buffet dinner will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, at Pizza King in Seaford. RSVP to Audrey Taylor, 542-9717, or Arlene Baynard, 245-9228.
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 18-years-old to play. For more information, call 629-2458.
Nanticoke River Park Festival The Nanticoke River Park Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 14, at the marina in Blades. Boats from local dealers will be on display, and there will be live entertainment, food, and informational/interactive exhibits. Rain date is April 21. For more information or space for a display, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 236-6593 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.
Safe Boating Course The Nanticoke River Sail & Power Squadron will conduct a Safe Boating Course at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. The fee is $20 per person or $30 for up to three in the same family. Pre-registration will be on Saturday, April 13 from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. Contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312 for more information.
Preschool Story Time Join Miss Tameca every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Laurel Public Library. For details, call 875-3184.
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. Beginning genealogists should bring written birth, death, and marriage dates for their immediate families. For details, contact email@example.com or call 875-3184.
Walk for Huntington's Disease A walk will be held on Saturday, May 18 at Trap Pond State Park in Laurel to raise awareness for Huntington's Disease. Registration is from 8 to 9 a.m. Walking and a basket auction will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $10 per person, $20 for families of four (includes parking, walk t-shirt and proceeds go to the HDSA). Donations are also needed for the basket auction. For more information, visit www.firstgiving.com/hdsa-de/thwdesouth2013.
LHS class of 1968 picnic Laurel classmates of 1968, if you have not received notice of our upcoming class reunion picnic, contact Carol Schaefer at 410-463-0227 or Betty Harding at 629-6317.
Superintendent's Book Club The Laurel School District offers the Superintendent's Book Club. The first book club is scheduled for Thursday, April 18, in the Media Center of Laurel High School from 7 to 8:30 p.m., featuring the book, "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success," by Carol Dweck. The second book club is scheduled for Monday, May 13, in the Media Center, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., featuring the book, "How Children Succeed," by Paul Tough. For more information, contact the superintendent's Office at 875-6100 or Jeanne.Ellison@laurel.k12.de.us.
Strawberry Festival The Strawberry Festival in Laurel is seeking vendors and crafters for the May 18 event at St. Philip's Episcopal Church. Indoor tables are $25, and outdoor locations are $35; both are still available. For an application or for more information, call 875-5537.
ALS Walk on May 18 The Laurel Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society is hosting its 5th Annual ALS - Lou Gehrig's Disease Walk on Saturday, May 18. This one hour walk can be done at any time between 9 and 11 a.m. The walk will be held in front of the Laurel Middle School. There is a $25 registration fee; teams are encouraged. All proceeds 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 Laurel Middle School at 875-6110.
Library organizing program Come to the Laurel Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, to meet Heather Woodman, a professional organizer who will outline the mental and physical steps necessary to lead a clutter free life. Woodman will share the principles of being organized in all aspects of life as well as sharing some tips for getting started. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 875-3184.
Preserving War Letters program Noted local author and journalist, Nancy Lynch will present a Delaware Humanities Program "Preserving War Letters" at the Laurel Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, in the second floor reading area. Lynch will share with the audience the best way to insure that these windows to the past can physically survive for future generations. For more information, email www.laurel.lib.de.us.
Ladies Auxiliary Yard/Bake Sale The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 19 will hold a yard/bake sale on Saturday, April 27, rain or shine, at the post on Rt. 24, east of Laurel, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast and lunch sandwiches will also be sold. Anyone wishing to donate and/or drop off items, should call Dee at 875-8623 or Linda at 875-4842.
Family bike rally at Trap Pond Trap Pond Partners will hold its 10th Annual "Get-in-Gear" Family Bike Rally on Saturday, May 4, at Trap Pond State Park. Registration is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Pavilion in the main picnic area of the park. Admission is $5 per rider or $20 per family. During registration, kids will enjoy participating in the Bike Safety Rodeo run by The Safe Kids Sussex County Program. For more information on the Bike Rally, visit www.trappondpartners.net/ or call Betty Grossmann at 875-5088.
Laurel Lions Take Out Dinner The Laurel Lions Take Out Dinner by "My Turn to Cook," will be held on Wednesday, April 17 from 4 to 6 p.m. Menu includes stuffing topped chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, roll and dessert. Cost is a donation of $10. Dinner is by advance ticket only. For tickets, call 875-7408.
Class of 1967 get together The Laurel High School Class of 1967 will hold its monthly dinner get together at 6 p.m., on Tuesday, April 16, at the Laurel Pizzeria on North Central Avenue, Laurel. Dinners are held the third Tuesday of each month at this restaurant. Call Scott Phillips at 228-9825 by that morning to reserve a seat.
Thirty-One Bingo Laurel Lioness will hold a Spring Thirty-One Products Bingo on Tuesday, April 16, at the Laurel Fire Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. and Bingo starts at 7. Tickets are $20. Call 875-5597 to purchase tickets or purchase them from any Lioness. Must be 18 years or over to enter. Proceeds are used to help with community needs and a scholarship for a local student.
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 bring their own chess boards. For more information call 302-875-3184 or email email@example.com
- 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.
- Family Movie Matinee - the Laurel Public Library presents Family Movie Matinee. The event is free and popcorn will be provided. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 875-3184.
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 a flyer at the register 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 228-5800.
Museum hosts railroad exhibit The Bethel Historical Society will host "Almost as Fast as Birds Can Fly," a traveling exhibit about the railroad industry in Delaware through June. The museum will be open on the following Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. - April 21; May 5, 19; and June 9, 23. The exhibit includes documents, photographs, artifacts and stories representing Delaware's railroad past and present.
Workshops about water quality Sponsored by the Town of Bethel and funded by the Town Creek Foundation, the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance (NWA) will offer a free "Soil Test" workshop on May 4 from 10 a.m. to noon at Town Park next to the Post Office in Bethel. The University of Delaware Cooperative Extension Service will be analyzing soil samples and providing direction on appropriate fertilization and other soil amendments. The "Rain Barrels" workshop on June 1 from 10 a.m. to noon will provide participants with a 45-gallon rain barrel by EarthMinded, along with information on how to install, maintain, and use the water-saving devices. This workshop will also be at Town Park. For more information about these workshops or to register, contact Wasden at 443-944-1175 or email@example.com.
Prayer Breakfast The Kiwanis Club of Delmar will hold their annual Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, May 11, at Camelot Hall starting promptly at 9 a.m. The Delmar High School Acapella Chorus will provide the music and Pastor Mike Rittenhouse will deliver the message. Tickets may be purchased from all Kiwanis members at the door.
Delmar Public Library Adult programs Learn more about the SNAP program in Delaware along with other Delaware Food Bank programs at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, when Brenda Palomo, SNAP outreach coordinator, will discuss the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, assist anyone who needs help signing up for the benefits, and talk about 2-1-1, the statewide information and referral service. The Job Center@Delaware Libraries will be open on Monday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Work on your resume or have someone critique the one you've written, search for jobs online, practice interview skills, learn to type, start a free class to improve your Microsoft Office skills.
For more information about these programs or other programs at the Delmar Public Library, call 846-9894 or visit the library.
- The Friends of the Delmar Public Library will hold a free luncheon for people interested in knowing more about the organization at noon on Friday, April 19. Learn more about the Friends and lend support for the library. Call the library and register your place at the table.
- If you enjoy knitting or crocheting, join the Madhatters knitting group at the library at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16. Ongoing service projects are completed during the program and participants can share their current projects and learn new patterns. Free.
- 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, April 22, at 7 p.m., and on Wednesday, April 24, at 2 p.m. The list is available at the library or by visiting www.loc.gov.
- Chef Bonnie will present "Trendy Spring Fun Favorites" on Wednesday, May 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. It's Chef's Choice as she prepares what's fresh and popular this spring. Space is limited at this popular program; preregistration is required.
- Story time for preschool and kindergarten children is held every Wednesday at 11 a.m. Join Ms. Jessica for stories, songs, activities, and crafts..
- Pages and Pizza, a book discussion group for teens, meets Monday, April 15 at 4 p.m. Bring a book you are reading and provide your review. Once everyone has a chance to share, it's time for pizza. Books are required.
- The Teen Advisory Council meets at 5:15 p.m. on Monday, April 15. Give suggestions for programs, books, DVDs for the library and learn about volunteer opportunities.
- Family Night will be held on Thursday, April 18, at 6 p.m. Families are invited to compete with one another at Wii games or board games.
- A Teddy Bear Picnic returns at Delmar's State Street Park on Saturday, May 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your favorite teddy bear and enjoy crafts, games, and food. Learn to juggle with Cascading Carlos and have Carlos entertain you at his show starting at 1 p.m. Fun for all ages.
Town of Delmar spring cleanup The town of Delmar will hold its annual spring cleanup days as follows: Delmar, Del.: Thursday, April 11; Delmar, Md.- Tuesday, April 16, and Wednesday, April 17. Items will be collected between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. To participate in the cleanup, residents or civic organizations (current weekly garbage customers) are asked to contact the town's administrative office at 410-896-2777 or 302-846-2664 no later than the week prior to collection. The following items are not eligible for collection: automobiles, oil/gas cans, riding lawn mowers, air conditioners, construction materials, large tree stumps, automotive parts, heavy machinery, tires, freezers/refrigerators, paint, sleep sofas, chemicals, and any item containing freon. Limbs over three feet and not bundled will not be removed. Window frames will need to have the glass removed before they are picked up. Only one couch and one bed and one mattress pre household will be removed. There is one pickup date allowed per location.
Decorative painting classes The "Painting with Class" group meets twice monthly in Delmar for acrylic painting classes. Painters of all skill levels are welcome. The next meetings are scheduled for April 11 (lighthouse) and April 25 (bunny baby) at 6 p.m. in the Hayman Room of the Delmar Public Library. Session cost is $8. For more information, call Sharon at 846-9574 or visit sites.google.com/site/paintingwithclassde.
Delmar Alumni Banquet The 11th Annual Delmar Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, May 11, at the Delmar VFW. Social hour will begin at 5:30 and will be followed by a prime rib and crab cake dinner at 6:30 p.m. The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of scholarships to the 2013 scholarship recipients who will be special guests at the banquet. The donation of items to be included in the auctions would be greatly appreciated. The cost is $25 per person. For more information contact Gary Riley ('82) at 846-3846.
Chicken & dumpling dinner A chicken and dumpling dinner will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 3 to 6:30 p.m., at the Delmar Fire House to benefit the Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Adults and carry outs are $10 and children 12 and under are $5. Advance tickets only. For ticket information, call 846-2335 or 875-2195.
Greenwood Cheer 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. Non-members should call 349-5237 for reservations.
White Sock Drive The Ladies Auxiliary of the Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 in Greenwood, Delaware is conducting a "White Sock Drive" for our veterans. They will be given to veterans who are at the Wilmington VA Medical Center and Community Living Center at the Annual Patient Carnival on Saturday, May 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, May 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Socks can be delivered to Dr. Michaele Russell at 102 Maryland Ave., Greenwood. If you want to make a donation for us to buy the socks, checks should be made payable to: LAVFW 7478, earmarked "white sock drive." For more information, call Dr. Russell at 349-4220.
'Draw Me a Picture' program On Friday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Greenwood VFW Hall, the Greenwood Public Library is sponsoring an intriguing program, "Draw Me a Picture (and I'll Tell You Something about Yourself!) featuring educator and lecturer Mark Zacharia. The program is free and open to all. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Robin Miller at the Greenwood Library at 349-5309.
Antiques Appraisal Fair Friends of the Greenwood Library will hold an Antiques Appraisal Fair on Saturday, April 20, starting at noon. Tickets for appraisals, which should be purchased before the event, are $5 for one item, or $12 for three items. Those who purchase appraisal tickets will have free admission to the event. Tickets are available at the Greenwood Library or through any member of the Friends of the Greenwood Library. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. Those who would simply like to attend may purchase an admission ticket for $5, either in advance or at the door. Proceeds from the event will be used to help fund the construction of the new library in Greenwood. For more information, contact the Greenwood Library at 349-5309.
Loyalty Day Program The Ladies Auxiliary of the Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 of Greenwood, in conjunction with Cheer of Greenwood will hold a Loyalty Day Program at 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, at the Cheer Center in Greenwood. For more information, contact CHEER Director Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.
Cheer Center schedules activities The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center has several activities scheduled. The center will hold a Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group the fourth Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. A one day refresher course for the AARP Safe Driving Class will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 15. Pre-registration is required. Dinner club is held every Thursday night at 5 p.m. and is open to the public. For more information or to schedule a free "lunch and tour," call site manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.
Greenwood VFC chicken bbq The Greenwood Vol. Fire Company chicken bbq will run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Sept. 29. Dinner includes half a chicken or leg quarters, roll, bag of chips and pickles for $7. Soda, tea and water will be available to purchase.
Kiwanis Prayer Breakfast The Kiwanis Prayer Breakfast Day will be held on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 18 at 8 a.m., at Union United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, Bridgeville. Tickets are $8 each and are also available from corporate and individual table sponsors. Call Ralph Scott III, 337-8274, for more information including tickets and sponsorship opportunities.
New Red Hat chapter Queen Alice Jeanne Marques has opened a new Red Hat Chapter, Red Hat Roses, in Bridgeville, for members of the Red Hat Society. The Red Hat Society is an international social organization for women ages 21 and up. For more information about the group, visit www.RedHatsociety.com. For more information about the new chapter, call 236-9601.
Bridgeville community yard sale The Town of Bridgeville will host a community-wide yard sale on Saturday, May 4, beginning at 7 a.m., with lots of bargains throughout town.
DAR holds Spring Conference The Delaware State Society Daughters of the American Revolution will hold their Spring Conference at Heritage Shores in Bridgeville on Saturday, April 20. In addition to members from chapters across the state, several special guests will attend the conference. Laura Marcella Reid, chaplain general of the National Society will share an update from the organization's headquarters in Washington, D.C. Heather Green, executive director of the Kate Duncan Smith DAR School will speak about the success the students of her school have enjoyed through support from the NSDAR. Stephen Leishman, president general of the National Society Sons of the American Revolution will bring greetings from his lineage organization.
Events at Mt. Calvary UMC
- Atmosphere of Praise Choir is sponsoring a bus trip to see Noah at Sight and Sound, Lancaster County, Pa., on Saturday, Sept, 7. Trip includes shopping at Rockvale Square Outlets, dinner at Plain and Fancy Restaurant in Bird in Hand, Pa. and the show. Cost is $124 for adults and $94 for ages 5 to 12. For more information, contact Brenda Davis at 349-5844 or Arnold Vann at 628-1144.
- The choir will sell fish sandwiches on Friday, April 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the church. Cost is $7, which includes fish sandwich, chips, soda or bottle of water and cookies. For more information and to purchase tickets, call Pat at 337-8198 or Ginger at 629-9799. Pre-orders are encouraged.
- The Bridgeville Charge Finance Committee is sponsoring a Mother-Daughter/Sister-Sister Luncheon to raise funds for their Community Outreach Program at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, at the Elks Lodge, Seaford. This event is for everyone - mothers, daughters, sisters, brothers, fathers and sons. To purchase tickets or place an ad in the souvenir booklet, call Jackie at 337-8306 or Ginger at 542-5752.
- The Trustees of Mt. Calvary will observe their Annual Trustee Day on Sunday, May 5, at 4 p.m. Guest preacher will be Pastor Jewett Short from Wesley Chapel UMC, Lincoln, along with his choir and congregation. A fellowship meal will be served at 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact Mary Jones at 337-7335.
- The men of Mt. Calvary will be observe their Annual Men's Day on Sunday, April 14, at 4 p.m. Guest preacher will be Pastor Tim Banks, along with his choir and congregation of Living Life Fellowship Church, Greenwood. A fellowship meal will be served after the service. For more information, contact Rick Murray at 337-8975.
- The church will observe their annual Women's Day at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Morning preacher will be the Rev. Dr. Shirlyn Brown, director of connectional ministries, Peninsula-Delaware Conference, Dover. Afternoon preacher will be the Rev. Elaine Ayres, along with her choir and congregation of New Zion UMC, Laurel. Fellowship meal will be served at 2:30 p.m.
For a complete listing, visit www.bridgevillelibrary.com. For more information, contact the library at 337-7401, ext. 101.
- Storytime Schedule - 11 a.m. Tuesdays, 2 to 4-year-olds; 11 a.m. Thursdays, 4 to 6-year-olds. Storytime hiatus begins May 23. Lap sit - 10 a.m. Wednesdays, ages 3 months to 2-years-old
- Family Night - On the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 - 8 p.m., the library hosts a family night full of fun, crafts, and games. April is Family Gaming Night and May is Camping Fun.
- Genealogy - The Bridgeville Library genealogy discussion group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m.
- Recent Reads program brings readers together; share your latest novel, your favorite classic, or the author that speaks to you. A chat with a light luncheon held on the third Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Each month the library offers computer classes with various topics. Additionally, e-reader classes and demonstrations are offered. Dates vary; check our facebook or website for details.
- Job Center @ the Library - Join us on Monday, April 29 from noon to 3 p.m. for Resume Writing and Internet Job Searching. The resume class is from noon to 2 p.m. and the Internet Job Search is from 2 to 3 p.m. Registration required; call the library at 337-7401, ext. 101.
- "Astronomy for Everyone: Size and Scale of the Universe" program sponsored by Bridgeville and Greenwood Public Libraries. On Tuesday, May 14, at 7 p.m. at the Bridgeville Public Library, Kevin Manning, an award-winning astrophysicist and national lecturer, will present his program.
Trip to New York City The Delmar Masonic Lodge is sponsoring a bus trip to New York City on Saturday, April 27. Cost is $50 per seat. The bus leaves the Salisbury Walmart at 5 a.m. For more information, call 443-359-0371 or 410-251-8216.
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. Lunch will be served at the Cottage Café in Bethany Beach. In the afternoon, we will visit the DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum in Fenwick Island. 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 (628-9828) by April 21.
Trip to Atlanta, New Orleans Seaford WPS is sponsoring a nine day trip to Atlanta and New Orleans, Sept. 21-29. Cost is $995 per person and includes 8 nights lodging, 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners, tour of Atlanta including CNN, Stone Mountain Park, Montgomery, Ala., New Orleans, Mardi Gras World, Swamp tour, plantation and garden tour, riverboat cruise, World War II Museum, Jackson Brewery & Riverwalk, motor coach transportation and gratuities. Cancellation insurance is available. For more information, call 629-4416.
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. 14-24 For more information, call 875-2536.
Bus trip to see 'Noah' Caroline County AARP #9915 will take a bus trip to see Sight & Sound's "Noah," in Lancaster, Pa., on Thursday, June 27. Cost is $130 per person and includes the performance at the Millennium Theatre, a smorgasbord at Shady Maple and time for shopping at Rockvale Outlets or Kitchen Kettle Village. The deadline to sign up is May 10. For more information, contact Peggy Perry at 410-822-2314.
Senior Center trip to dinner theatre On Wednesday, April 24 at 8 a.m., join the Nanticoke Senior Center for a trip to Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia, Md., to see the musical, Fiddler on the Roof. Cost, which is $90 for members and $95 for non-members, includes comfortable coach bus transportation, show, an all-you-can-eat buffet, coffee, tea, iced tea, tax, and $4 gratuity. Call the center at 629-4939 to sign up.
AARP offers trips Caroline County AARP #915 is offering a trip to Sight & Sound's "Noah," June 27 - $130, includes performance, Dutch-style meal, transportation. For more information and reservations, call 410-822-2314.
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.
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.
Sussex Bird Club meeting The Sussex Bird Club presents, "Chile - Argentina, Birds and Nature," a presentation by Sally and Bill Fintel, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, at Cadbury in Lewes.
Genealogical Society meeting The Sussex County Genealogical Society will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. After a brief business meeting, there will be a variety of discussion groups covering topics useful in genealogical research including the use of census records, filing systems, church records, and computer tools such as Family Tree Maker and Mocavo. Books of genealogical and historical interest covering the Delmarva Peninsula will be on display. Bring a bag lunch. For more information, contact Tom Dempsey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Discussion Group The Sussex County Genealogical Society spring discussion group will meet at the Lewes Public Library - Delaware Room for six consecutive Tuesdays beginning Tuesday, April 16 through Tuesday, May 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. The discussions will center around "brick walls" - those family members who prove difficult/impossible to trace in family research. For more information, contact Marilyn Mahon at email@example.com.
USPS meeting United States Power Squadron (USPS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. For details, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.
Widowed Persons meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, April 16 at 12:15 p.m., at the Georgia House in Laurel. The planned entertainment will be Allen Hudson and Dick Scott with their acoustic guitars.
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. 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.
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. For details, call Diane at 228-0235.
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 228-2390 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Coast Guard Auxiliary 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. For details, call Art Wollschlager at 628-8259 or email email@example.com.
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 Galestown-Reliance Road in Galestown.
Ham/Turkey Shoot schedule The schedule for the 2012-2013 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. Date is April 27. For details, call 349-7025.