Bulletin Board
Thursday, June 13, 2013

Anniversary celebration Ole Block Watch of Seaford will hold a 20th anniversary celebration at City Hall on Monday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m. Desserts and drinks will be served. RSVP by calling 629-9844.

BBQ chicken fundraiser A BBQ chicken fundraiser will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, at the Bethel Community House located at 2381 Neal School Rd., Seaford. Meal includes 1/2 Emings chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, applesauce, roll, beverage and dessert. Donations are $10 and children under 12 are $5. Carry out will be available. Meals are by ticket only. For tickets, call 410-754-8681 or 302-337-8836.

SHS offers Victorian Camps The Seaford Historical Society (SHS) is sponsoring two Victorian Camps that will be held at the Ross Plantation. Call Del Tech to register at 855-1617. July 8-12, 9 a.m. to noon, ages 9-12, $99 - Victorian Camp I: Experience the Life of a Ross Child - Step back in time with us to a time of petticoats and tea parties. Some of the activities you will take part in will be serving tea, weaving, games, arts and crafts. You will work on your own family tree. We will dress in period skirts, capes, and bonnets to experience the life in the 1850s. You will learn about the rooms in the mansion to provide a tour for family on Friday. July 22-26, 9 a.m. to noon, ages 9-12, $99 - Victorian Camp II: Daily Life in the 1850s - Experience the operation of daily life in the 1850s through games, crafts, a scavenger hunt and cooking.

Woodland Ferry Festival The Woodland Ferry Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, in the historic community of Woodland. Vendors and exhibitors will line Woodland Church Road offering food, crafts, and a variety of exhibits and demonstrations. The "Battle of the Bands" between Seaford and Laurel High schools will take place on the ferry. Ferry rides for foot passengers will be offered throughout the day along with a silent auction and duck train rides for the kids. Woodland Ferry crockery will be available for purchase. Entertainment will be provided by "The Good News Tour," Charlie Paparella and the "Olivet Church String Band" with guests the Lilley Family and the "Out of Order" bluegrass band. The public is invited to partake of the traditional breakfast held in the Woodland Church Community Hall beginning around 7:30 a.m. for a small fee. To vend or exhibit, contact Linda Allen at linda5nature@comcast.net or 629-5659 or Linda Hallbrook at heartwoodlinda@comcast.net or 381-4242.

Movie Night at Ross Mansion On Friday night, June 14, Seaford Parks and Recreation will present the second of five "Movie Nights at the Ross Mansion," with the showing of Madagascar 3. These free outdoor shows are being held throughout the summer. All you need is a blanket, lawn chairs or both and a desire to watch a good family movie, "Drive-In" style, on the front lawn of the Mansion. Fresh popcorn, snacks and cold drinks are provided at reasonable prices by the Seaford Historical Society and all proceeds go to benefit the Ross Mansion Roof Fund. The movie is free and starts at dusk.

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 library will have its Critical Reading Book Discussion at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 17.
Job Center For more information, visit www.lib.de.us/jobcenter or call the Seaford Job Center at 222-3618.
  • 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.
  • "Advancement through Pardons and Expungement." Assistance will be available by appointment at the Seaford Job Center. To schedule an appointment, call Matthew Rosen at 333-7600.
  • Assistance Applying for Supplemental Food Benefits: Friday, June 21, 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).
  • "Introduction to Microsoft Word/Excel": Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. for 4 weeks: 6/19, 6/26 (not 7/3), 7/10, 7/17. This program provides an overview of Microsoft Word and Excel. Registration is required and patron must attend all 4 classes. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618.

SHS Class of '68 reunion The Seaford High School Class of 1968 is having their 45th class reunion on Saturday, July 20. The event will be held at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club in Blades. Interested classmates should call Scott Coulbourn at 228-0570 for more information.

Uniform sale at Look-In Glass The Look In-Glass Shoppe at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is holding a "First Uniform" uniform and shoe sale. The sale will be held in the Medical Staff Conference Room of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital on Friday, June 21 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 629-6611, ext. 2475.

Yard, bake sale Saturday June 15, set up time 7 a.m. at the Seaford Nazarene Church, Route 13, next to the Guide. Rent a table for $5 each. For table rent or more information call Evelyn or Linda at 381-6238.

Quarter Auction at senior center Nanticoke Senior Center will hold its first Quarter Auction on Thursday, June 27. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the auction will begin at 7. There will be a special drawing, door prizes, a 50/50, and a silent auction. Tickets are available at the door for $5 per person. With your ticket, you get one paddle for the auction, and additional paddles will be available for $3 each. Call 629-4939 to hold your ticket or reserve a table.

SHS Class of '83 reunion meeting The reunion committee will hold a meeting June 18 at 6:30 p.m at Seaford Pizza King to discuss the reunion that will be held on November 30, 2013.

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 shoun2@yahoo.com for more information.


Christmas in July Christmas in July at Christ the Cornerstone Community Church (corner of Bethel and Seaford Road, Laurel) will feature crafts, food, a bake sale, and yard sale will be held on Thursday, July 11, Friday, July 12, and Saturday, July 13. If interested in being a vendor, call 228-7267.

LHS Class of '68 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.

Trap Pond concert series Trap Pond State Park is holding a summer concert series every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. through August 3rd. Concerts are free to the public with just the park entrance fee. Trap Pond Partners will be selling hot dogs, drinks and home made ice cream. Concert schedule: June 15 - Tony Robinson - Progressive Rock June 22 - Alex and Shiloh - Folk June 29 - OH, BOY! - A Tribute to Rockabilly July 6 - Rob E - Elvis Impersonator July 13 - Lower Case Blues - Blues/Rock July 20 - The Reminders - Modern Gospel July 27 - Mario Rocco - Interactive Varity August 3 - Angela Natrin - Acoustic Pop August 31 - Labor Day Concert, New Direction Band - Reggae/Calypso

Laurel Library events
  • Join Miss Tameca every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Laurel Public Library. For details, call 875-3184.
  • An informal time for chess playing continues at Laurel Public Library each Saturday from 10 a.m. -12 noon. For more information call 302-875-3184 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 6-7 p.m. and Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. For details, call 875-3184.
  • Laurel Library will offer a new genealogy help time on the second Wednesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to noon. For details, contact normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184.

LHS Class of '73 reunion The Laurel High School Class of 1973 40th reunion poolside get-together will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3. For more information, contact Karen Hopkins Pugh at 875-4851 or e-mail dolldoctorkaren@netscape.net.

Yard Sale Bethany Community Church yard sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, at Laurel Grange Hall, Rt. 9, 1/2 mile east of Rt. 13. Household and decor items, furniture, clothing, toys, fishing gear and much more. New handmade crafts and baked goods table. Breakfast sandwiches, chicken salad, hotdogs, peas & dumplings, pulled pork and drinks. For more information, call Jackie at 875-7625.

Laurel Library Get Your M.E.S.S. On! is an interactive program that encourages creation, independence, problem solving and critical thinking through MESS (Math, Engineering, Science and Social Learning). Join us for "Squishy Circuits" from 1-2 p.m. on Monday, June 17. Pre-registration is required. Ages 8-12. On Wednesday, June 19 at 11 a.m., Simple Gifts will perform at the Laurel Public Library. Simple Gifts is a musical duo that presents a diverse selection of folk music and songs from cultures around the world using a number of familiar and not-so-familiar instruments. All ages are welcome. On Wednesday, June 19 at 2 p.m., join us for an interactive workshop featuring DJ Amaze and Icons DJs. Amaze will give an introduction on the history, equipment and techniques of a DJ. Participants will be able to ask questions and work hands-on with the equipment. For more information, contact Tameca Beckett at tameca.beckett@lib.de.us or call 875-3184.

Christ UMC hosts fundraiser Celebrate 10 years of contemporary worship with Christ United Methodist Church as it hosts a summer pig roast and an evening of fellowship and music on Saturday, June 29, at the church in Laurel. Dinner will begin at 4:30 p.m. After the meal, a special free concert will be held to celebrate 10 years of the church's contemporary Sunday services which began in 2003 as a way to expand the church's ministry and to reach those looking for an alternative to the more traditional service. Dinner platters include pulled pork on Kaiser rolls, barbecue beans, applesauce, potato chips, and pickles. Hot dogs will be available for the kids. Tickets for platters are $8 for adults and $3 for children and can be paid at the door. A free concert will follow the meal, beginning at about 5:30 p.m., with a "love offering" accepted. All proceeds collected through ticket sales and offerings will go toward the church's fundraising campaign for new sound equipment in the sanctuary. For more information, call Frank at 443-859-2334 or Clint at 443-880-2917.

Laurel History Group will meet The Life in Laurel History Roundtable Discussion Group will continue meeting throughout the summer on the last Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., in the meeting room of the Laurel Public Library. Area residents interested in learning about Laurel history are encouraged to attend. Native and newcomers both will discover interesting facts and stories about the rich history of this town. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us 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. 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 Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., June 23.


Delmar Library Youth Programs On Tuesday, June 18, at 3 p.m., Sussex County Master Gardeners will present Peter Rabbit's Misadventures in Farmer McGregor's Garden, an original story told with the help of puppets. On Thursday, June 20, at 3 p.m., staff from Trap Pond State Park will present "Track and Trace," a program for children encouraging them to use their eyes and clues to identify the animal by tracking their footprints. On Monday, June 24, at 2 p.m., the Delaware Aerospace Education Foundation returns to the library to present "Insects Aren't As Yucky As You Think." Your child will learn about the life cycle of a ladybug and the life cycle of a Monarch butterfly, with little hand-sized models. On June 26, kids will be entertained by Kids on the Block, an enthusiastic troupe of puppeteers whose show address topics about disability awareness, social issues and medical and educational differences. For more information on these programs, call the library at 846-9894, stop in at 101 N. Bi-State Blvd., Delmar, or like us on Facebook.

Mission trip fundraiser A fundraiser to help send Jessica Elliott to Honduras on a mission trip will be held at the Delmar VFW from 12:30 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, at St. Stephens United Methodist Church in Delmar. There will be chicken and ham, hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, mac 'n cheese, corn on the cob, string beans and dessert. There will also be kids games and a silent auction. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for kids and free for kids ages 5 and under. For more information, call the church office at 846-9501.


Activities at the Cheer Center Dinner club is held every Thursday at 5 p.m. The dinner club is open to the public and the cost is $7 for non-members. In honor of "Older Americans Month," everyone over the age of 60 is invited to lunch any week day for a donation of $1. Invite a friend and join us for lunch. This is a great time to take a tour, receive a newsletter and calendar and find out what Greenwood Cheer is all about. For more information, 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.

Adult Summer Reading Club The Greenwood Public Library's Adult Summer Reading Club, "Groundbreaking Reads!," will continue through Monday, Aug. 19. The club is open to anyone 18 and older or those who have graduated from high school. Register at the Greenwood Library and begin reading or listening to your favorite books. After registering, patrons fill out entry slips for each book enjoyed. An entry slip can also be earned for every four hours of reading to a child. These entry slips enable the participant to enter in weekly drawings for prize-filled book bags, plus grand prize drawings to be held on Aug. 19. Grand prizes include a Kindle Fire HD, an MP3 player, two gift certificates for $25 each at Barnes and Noble Bookstores, and two gift certificates for $10 each at Vanderwende's Farm Fresh Ice Cream Store. Fine forgiveness of $1 will also be granted for each week at least one entry slip is submitted. For more information, contact the Greenwood Library at 349-5309.

Summer Bazaar The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host a Summer Bazaar on Thursday, July 11, from 10 a.m. until sold out. There will be a bake sale, arts & crafts, woodworking, jewelry, Miche Purses, raffles and more. Lunch will be served at noon and dinner at 5 p.m. There will be music and dancing in the parking lot after dinner. Vendors are welcome for $10 per space. For more information or to register for a vendor space, call Site Manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.

Summer writing contest The Library of Congress National Book Festival is presenting a summer writing contest to encourage 5th and 6th graders to reflect on the books that have made a personal impact on their lives.

The "A Book That Shaped Me" Summer Writing Contest is administered as part of the Greenwood Public Library's summer reading program and top winners will be honored at the Library of Congress National Book Festival, which will take place Sept. 21-22, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Contest entry forms are available at the library, and downloadable entry forms can be found online at www.greenwood.lib.de.us or at www.loc.gov/bookfest/kids-teachers/booksthatshape/. A full list of participating libraries is also available through these sources. Essays should be one page in length and must be submitted along with an entry form in person at a participating library. The deadline for entries is Monday, Aug. 12. Prizes will be awarded to five finalists and one winner per state, and to three overall grand prize winners. For more information, call Donna Carter at 349-5309.


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.

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 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.

Bridgeville Library
  • Storytime Schedule - Storytime is on a hiatus until the fall. Enjoy your summer!
  • 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.
  • 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.
For a complete listing, visit www.bridgevillelibrary.com. For more information, contact the library at 337-7401, ext. 101.


Alumni Association offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering three trips through Holloway Tours for alumni, faculty and friends. Saturday, June 19 - See "The Full Monty" - $99. Saturday, June 29 - Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees - $92. Includes transportation and admission, section #61, box terrace seats. 7:05 p.m. game time. Saturday, Sept. 21 - Smithsonian National Zoological Park - $29. Lunch is included in the tour. Checks, should be made payable to the Delmar Alumni Association and mailed to Dot Wolfgang, 36360 Bi-State Blvd., Delmar, DE 19940. For more information, call Wolfgang at 846-2366.

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. For more information, call 629-4416.

Trip to the Constitution Center The Seaford Historical Society will sponsor a trip to the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on Tuesday, June 25. The cost is $60 per person which includes all tour fees, lunch and motor coach transportation. The bus will leave the Sears parking lot (Seaford Village Shopping Center) at 8 a.m. and return at approximately 5 p.m. Make reservations by calling the SHS office at 628-9828 by June 15.

Trip to Foxwoods A trip to Foxwoods in Connecticut is being offered to the public for the date of November 5-7, 2013. Cost: $295.00 pp/doubles. Call Rose at 629-7180 for more information.

Trip to see 'Noah' Nanticoke Senior Center is offering a trip to Sight and Sound in Lancaster, Pa., to see Noah, a play which details a famous Bible story. The bus leaves the center at 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 18. Attendees will eat lunch at 11 upon arrival at the Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant and Smorgasbord, and then head to the 1 p.m. show. Cost is $95 for members and $100 for non-members, which includes coach bus transportation, lunch, and show ticket (gratuity for the bus driver is not included). Bring money for dinner on the way home. Call 629-4939 for more information or to register.

Senior Center offers trips The Laurel Senior Center, 875-2536, is offering the following trips: June 26 - Hoopers Island Boat Cruise with buffet luncheon at Old Salty's Restaurant July 23 - Suicide Restaurant Luncheon Cruise August - Chincoteague Island Wildlife Tour with lunch at Bill's Seafood

Trip to Vermont The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will host a 4 day-3 night motor coach trip to Vermont from Oct. 7-10, "Taste the Flavor of Vermont." Cost is $549 per person (double occupancy). Package includes 3 nights lodging in a local lodge, 3 breakfasts, gourmet luncheon at a local inn with a live cooking demonstration, 2 dinners, welcome reception, evening of entertainment, maple tasting at Morse Sugar Farm, taste the flavor of Green Mountain Coffee, Vermont Country Store, cheese tasting at Cabot Cheese, Ben & Jerry's ice Cream Factory Tour, Alpaca Farm, Apple Orchard and Cider Mill, Danforth Pewter, souvenir gift, luggage handling, all taxes and meal gratuities and motor coach transportation. A $200 deposit is due upon sign up with the balance due by Aug. 5. For more information or to register, call the site manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.

Trip to Smithsonian Museum Nanticoke Senior Center is offering a trip to the Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, July 24 at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $70 for members and $75 for non-members; this includes passenger coach bus transportation, IMAX Theater ticket, Butterfly Pavillion ticket, and $15 meal voucher for the Atrium Café. Call 629-4939 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.

Pettyjohn to hold monthly meetings Sen. Brian Pettyjohn (R-Georgetown) has announced that he will host a monthly "Coffee with Constituents" meeting. The Senator encourages District 19 residents to stop by to ask a question or share a concern on issues relating to the district or state government. The meetings will take place on the third Saturday of every month, between 8 and 10 a.m. with the location rotating between Bridgeville, Georgetown and Long Neck.

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.

Airport Advisory Committee Meeting The Sussex County Airport Advisory Committee Meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center in Georgetown. The meeting is open to the public.

Alumni Association annual meeting The annual meeting of the Delaware Tech Owens Campus Alumni Association will take place at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 17, in the Executive Dining Room in the Student Services Center on campus. Elections will be held to fill board member positions. Members of the board of directors serve a three-year term. Nominations will be accepted from the floor, and all votes must be cast in person. Anyone who has been awarded a degree, diploma, or certificate from Delaware Technical Community College's Owens Campus is considered a member of the Alumni Association and eligible to vote. For more information, contact Alison Buckley, alumni coordinator, at abuckley@dtcc.edu or call 855-1607.

Sea Purls meeting 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 Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road. The next meeting is Wednesday, July 3. Lunch is available. New members always welcome. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.

H.A.P.P.E.N. meeting The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., HearnsPond Association for its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization, will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 13 at the Seaford Library. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.

Seaford School Board meeting The Seaford School Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 17, at the district office, across from the high school. Visit seafordbluejays.org, click on the school board tab (on the upper right side) for more information.

9-12 Group meeting Meetings for the 9-12 Group will take place on the second Thursday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Millsboro Fire Hall (behind the fire house). The 9-12 meetings are about local, state and national politics. For more information, visit 912DelawarePatriots.com.

Widowed Persons meetings The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, June 18 at 12:15 p.m., at the Georgia House in Laurel. Widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come by and join us.

SHS meeting The summer membership meeting of the Seaford Historical Society will be held on Monday, June 17 at 6 p.m., at the Moose Lodge in Seaford. This event has evolved from what used to be a strictly social summertime outdoor picnic on the Ross Mansion lawn. Today's members seem to prefer meals indoors without bugs and offensive heat. There also seems to be too much business to be handled in the once a year January meeting. This is just another indication of the growth and development of the working of the workings of the SHS. After dinner entertainment will be by a group who call themselves The Harmonettes. They are all women singing a cappella in harmony. Many are from the Milford area but one is from Seaford. Their group numbers about 10 and they have been singing together for 10 years. Their selections include old favorites, love songs and show tunes. Among business items for this June meeting is voting for a by-laws change to add memberships to local businesses and nonprofit organizations. It will also be an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for the shad barge replica which will be awarded at Seaford's Riverfest on July 13 at 3 p.m. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the SHS office at 628-9828 before June 10. Each family is asked to bring a covered dish of vegetable, salad or dessert. The charge is $6 per person. This will cover the cost of fried chicken and beverages which will be provided. Anyone who is not a member may join that night if he or she has made a reservation in advance.

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. To join DAR, contact any member or visit the DAR Mary Vining website for more information.

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 details about the program, contact Cub Master Clifford Alpert at 228-2390 or calpert1@comcast.net.

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 auxmarchingband@gmail.com


Marshyhope Duck derby The 2nd Annual Marshyhope Duck Derby & Festival to benefit the Fund to Foster Federalsburg Elementary School will be held at noon on Saturday, June 29. Purchase your ducks for $2 each. Numbered duck chance tickets may be purchased from any Federalsburg Lions Club member before the event or the day of the event. For vendor information, contact Lion Debbie Brohawn at 410-829-9253. For talent showcase information, contact Lion Wayne Cole at 443-786-3943.

Miss Delaware Golf Classic IV The Miss Delaware Scholarship Organization will host the Miss Delaware Golf Classic IV. The event will tee off at The Rookery North at Shawnee Golf Club, 6152 S. Rehoboth Blvd., Milford, at noon on Monday, June 24, with Miss Delaware 2012, Alyssa Murray. This tournament is the primary fundraising event of the year for the organization. To participate, visit www.missde.org. For more information, call Kenney Workman at 302-245-2755 or email at kenney.workman@merck.com.

Grange picnic Sussex Pomona Grange #3 will hold a picnic at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 23. Hosted by Midland Grange #27, the picnic will be held at the park beside Georgetown Presbyterian Church on North Bedford Street, Georgetown. Bring your lawn chair and a covered dish. For more information, contact Howard Millman, secretary, at 684-8098.

Volunteers needed CHEER is looking for volunteers to deliver meals to homebound seniors in the Seaford area. If you have a few hours a week to volunteer your time for this community effort, please let us know by contacting Elizabeth Walls at 856-5187. For more information about CHEER Home Health Care, Sand Hill Adult Day, Meals On Wheels, Transportation services, Grocery Mini-Mart delivery, our seven CHEER Centers, the Community Center, the CHEER Foundation, or to make a donation, visit www.cheerde.com.

Historical Society auction The Federalsburg Historical Society will hold its annual auction at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, with Auctioneer Tom Trice presiding. The event will be held at the Federalsburg Area Heritage Museum and will include hot dogs and hamburgers for lunch along with a bake sale. Among the many items going to auction will be a Harold Baines signed baseball, furniture, paintings, lamps and wall hangings. A preview of the items will be held on Friday, June 21 from 2 to 6 p.m. Raffle tickets for an extended weekend at a beach home in Montego Bay, Ocean City, Md. will be sold. Tickets are $3 each, two for $5 and five for $10. The winning ticket will be drawn at the society's Heritage Day event on Sept. 21. For more information on the auction or to make donations, call 410-754-8625.