Bulletin Board
Thursday, August 01, 2013

Free Fishing Derby for Kids The Nanticoke River Yacht Club in Blades will host its Annual Youth Kids' Fishing Derby on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon for kids ages 3 to 12. The event is free. An adult must accompany the child and a parent or legal guardian must sign a consent form. To register, visit www.nryc.us. Register online and then print and sign a hard copy to bring with you. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. Poles and fishing gear will be available to borrow, first come, first serve. After the morning activities, there will be a free family picnic at noon. Prizes and awards, donated by local businesses, will be given after the picnic.

Community Concert fall season The Seaford Community Concert Association will open its fall season on Sept. 23 with An Evening with Hal Linden. The Broadway actor and star of the television show "Barney Miller" will present a sophisticated cabaret-style variety show with popular music from Las Vegas to Broadway as well as amusing stories from his career. The Diamonds will bring classic rock and roll to the stage on Oct. 24. Jesse Lynch's Jazz 101 will be featured on Feb. 11, 2014. The jazz combo will perform the music of Scott Joplin, Louis Armstrong and other jazz greats. Richter Uzer will perform on Sunday, March 9, at 3 p.m., bringing a whimsical blend of classical, world and rock music to the stage. On April 15, the New York Theatre Ballet will perform. This group has been called "a miniature American treasure" by "Dance Magazine." Start time for all concerts is 7:30 p.m. except for the Sunday performance at 3 p.m. All of the concerts will be held in the Seaford Senior High School in Seaford. This year, members will have brand new seating in the Madden Auditorium. The pricing for the 2013-2014 membership remains the same as last year. Prior to Aug. 17, a subscription for one adult costs $50 and for family members living under one roof, $115. After Aug. 17, an adult subscription is $55 and a family subscription $120. Student subscriptions are $15. This year, the SCCA is looking into purchasing an acoustical shell for the stage. This is an expensive proposition, but the shell would enhance sound and make a beautiful backdrop for the artists. The association hopes to use patron contributions to help make this purchase. People who donate more than the cost of their tickets are patrons. The membership drive ends Aug. 31. Membership cards will be mailed Sept. 6. The membership cards serve as admission tickets for the performances. To request a brochure, contact Marjorie Lynch at 337-8195. For more information on the SCCA, visit www.Seafordconcerts.org.

Miniature house display The Governor Ross Mansion is now home to two structures in miniature. One is a nine-room doll house, now located in the nursery on the second floor of the mansion. The other is a miniature quilt shop now in place on a shelf in the family room on the first floor. These two structures were gifts from James and Suzanne Kline, originally from Fairmont, W.Va. They moved to the Manor House in Seaford in August 2005. The detail in these little houses is amazing. On the front porch of the doll house are a window box, a hanging basket of flowers and a moving swing. The bay window in the front of the house is highlighted with a stained glass panel. The third floor consists of two fully furnished bedrooms, one as a child's and the other as a regular bedroom. On the second floor are two bedrooms, each with a canopy bed, a bathroom complete with tile floor, and a workroom showing a miniature ironing board. The dining room includes Queen Anne chairs, the one thing with which Suzanne relates a scale. In actuality, Queen Anne chairs are 3 feet tall. In this doll house they are 3 inches tall. Ham and green beans are on the buffet table. The living room is amazing with its fireplace. The little quilt shop features stairs and a balcony, show windows in the front, a quilt rack and quilting frame ready for work, all in tiny form. Over 100 bolts of fabric are on the shelves. This miniature structure was moved without disassembling because all pieces are glued in place.

Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival The Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival 2013 begins on Friday, Aug. 9, at the Seaford Sports Complex. This year's theme is Ujaama (cooperative economics). The festival will hold its first car and cycle show Saturday, Aug. 10, on the grounds of the Ross Mansion, next to the festival venue. This will be an open competition sponsored by Nanticoke Automotive of Seaford. Registration will be available through the AFRAM website, www.easternshoreafram.org, and on site the day of competition. A registration fee will apply. Cars and motorcycles will assemble on the Ross Mansion grounds from 8 to 11:45 a.m. Judging will begin promptly at noon. Contact Herb Quick at 629-4949 or herb@hamiltongraphics.com for car show information. This year's Community Recognition Award will go to the Delaware Chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers, who through educational and historical programs honor the memory of the African-American soldiers of the 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments (U.S. Army, 1866 to 1944). Another addition to the festival will be the Mascot Mania Breakfast, scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday. This event, which is for elementary school aged children, will allow them to enjoy a free breakfast with popular mascots. Later in the day, the kids will be able to cheer their favorite mascots during the Field Day race. This year's entertainment headliners are Zion Reggae Band - 8 p.m., Aug. 9; gospel saxophonist Tony Smith and His Band - 4 p.m., Aug. 10; and Best Kept Soul Band - 6 p.m., Aug. 10. The AFRAM Pageant, which is held Aug. 9 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., will be judged on talent, an interview, and attire. Contestants must be between the ages of 2 to 4 (Baby AFRAM), Kindergarten - second grade (Jr. Miss/Jr. Mr. AFRAM), and third through fifth grades (Little Miss/Little Mr. AFRAM).

Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled for August at Gallery 107 in Seaford. For more information, visit nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. Saturday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Children's Art Classes with Karen Owens, ages 6-8 Saturday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m. to noon - Children's Art with Rudelle Fay Hall in the Gallery Saturday, Aug. 17, 1 - 5 p.m. - Water color workshop with Kurt Plinke - "Goldfinch on Queen Anne's Lace" Sunday, Aug. 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Card Making with Betty Speer Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Children's Art Classes with Karen Owens, ages 9-13 Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m. to noon, Children's Art with Rudelle Fay Hall in the Gallery Ongoing classes Mondays 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Impressionistic Oil Painting with Linda Steere 6 to 9 p.m. - Classic Realism in oil with John Shisler Wednesdays 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. - Children's Art Cel painting with Rudelle Fay Hall 6 to 8 p.m. - Watercolor with Nancy Laprad in her home Thursdays 6 to 8 p.m. - Palette Knife workshop with Rudelle Fay Hall

Fridays 9 to 11 a.m. - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad Other classes by Rudelle Fay Hall: Children's Art, Animation Cel Art, Photoshop Basics for Beginners, Photoshop Creativity Art, Faux Stained Glass Painting. Call 604-7961 for information.

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. A traditional breakfast will be 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.

ECAP accepting applications The Delaware Early Childhood Center (ECAP) is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 school year. ECAP is a free preschool in the Seaford area. The child must be 4-years-old by Aug. 31, 2013. Call 423-4764 or 750-2283.

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.
  • Come to the Seaford Library and Cultural Center to view the featured artist of the month, Marion D. Savage, whose work is exhibited in the Allen Room.
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. One-on-one assistance is available through a staff member or volunteer. 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.
  • Assistance Applying for Supplemental Food Benefits: Friday, Aug. 16, 2 to 4 p.m. 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 (302-424-3301, ext. 107).
  • "A new Job Center tool for secure and reliable job searches," Thursday, Aug. 1, 5:30-6 p.m. Today most jobs are posted online. The best way to compete and secure a position is to go directly to the company website and search their job openings. We have developed a tool to simplify this search. Also, it is important to be aware of scams when applying for jobs online with job search engines. Not all positions listed on online databases are still open positions with a company and these websites are trying to obtain your information to sell it. Registration is required.
  • "Introduction to Computers," Wednesdays, 9:30-11 a.m.; 5 weeks: 8/7, 8/14, 8/21. For first time computer user. Registration is required and patron must attend all five classes.

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.


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.

Hitchens Family Reunion The 59th annual Hitchens Family Reunion hosted by the Alexander Hitchens Family will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4, at Trinity United Methodist Church in the Rev. Lee Elliott Community Building, 17249 Phillips Hill Rd., Laurel. Bring a covered dish; fried chicken, rolls and ice will be furnished. For more information, email hickmanj@nanticoke.org or call 629-6611, ext. 2799.

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: August 3 - Angela Natrin - Acoustic Pop August 31 - Labor Day Concert, New Direction Band - Reggae/Calypso

Mega Sports Camp 2013 Mega Sports Camp 2013 for kids entering kindergarten through fifth grade will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Aug. 5-9, at Central Worship Center in Laurel. Come out and play soccer, baseball and basketball and take part in cheerleading. Cost is $15 and includes sports training, a t-shirt and snacks. For more information, visit www.centralworshipcenter.org or call the church office at 875-7995, ext. 203.

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.

Laurel Lions Train Show The Laurel Lions Train Show is back on track for Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Laurel Fire House. There will be train accessories, oyster sandwiches and live entertainment.

LHS Class of '83 Reunion Laurel High School Class of 1983 has set dates for its 30 year reunion events - Saturday, Aug 24 and Saturday, Oct. 26. If you have not received your invitation, contact Brian Dayton at 302-745-4476 or briandayton@mail.com.

Miller-Hastings Family Reunion The 29th Annual Reunion of the Samuel James Miller and Elizabeth Hastings Miller family will be held at noon on Saturday, Aug. 10, at the St. George's Church Hall near Laurel. Each family is requested to bring a main dish and a side dish or dessert. For more information, contact Megan at 443-359-1341.

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.


Skipjack exhibit at Bethel Museum The Bethel Museum is featuring a documentary film and exhibit about the historic skipjack, the Ida May. The film and exhibit has been featured at several other maritime museums on the Delmarva Peninsula. The Bethel Museum, which will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. on the following Sundays: Aug. 11, 25; and Sept. 8, 22, is located at 312 First St., Bethel. The museum also continues to feature its exhibits on sailing rams built in Bethel.


Delmar Public Library Adult Programs The 2013 Summer Reading Program for Adults, "Groundbreaking Reads," comes to an end this month. Dig Out from Under Clutter in August with programs on Friday, Aug. 2 and Aug. 9, at 1:30 p.m. On Aug. 2, you'll be "Messy No More." Take the "Junkee Entrance Exam" to discover why you keep so much stuff and learn methods to eliminate the unwanted clutter. On Aug. 9, you'll discover what's holding you back and take steps to eliminate unwanted emotional clutter with "Clutter Busting." Dig Into the Past completes the adult summer reading program. On Friday, Aug. 16, at 1:30 p.m., historian and educator Mike Dixon presents "Unlocking the History of an Old House." Just as families have a past, old houses and the land they are built on have histories. This practical lecture is designed to show you how to uncover that past and answer questions such as when was the structure built, who lived in it, how has it changed over time, and what are its stories. Celebrate the conclusion of Groundbreaking Reads on Friday, Aug. 23, with a "Stump the Audience" program with finds from your attic, basement or garage. The Job Center at Delaware Libraries will be open on Monday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., for two classes. Starting at 10:15, class #1 introduces a new Job Center search tool that will help job seekers simplify their online employment searches and promote their online information security. At 11:30, class #2 covers what you need to know about your resume and submitted online job applications. Did you know companies use applicant tracking software to weed out undesirable applications and resumes? Bring a flash drive with your current resume to this program. Enjoy knitting and crochet? Join the Madhatters group on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m. Share your latest project, learn from others, or work on service projects for the community. College Financial Planning will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 26. Led by G. Holland vanValkenburg, of College Funding Solutions, Inc., this program is for parents of freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who will learn more about the FAFSA form, how to pick colleges that provide the best financial aid packages, how to increase your tax deductions and credits, and how to lower you out-of-pocket costs and get the maximum amount of money from each school. Reservations are required and must be done by calling 866-306-8556 or signing up at the library. Youth Programs The 2013 Summer Reading program ends this month. All reading logs from SRP participants are due at the library by 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3. Children and adults are welcome to attend a musical education interlude with Pennsylvania-based duo Simple Gifts on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 3 p.m. Combining tradition with innovation, Simple Gifts creates some of the finest arrangements in folk music today: swing fiddle creeps into a Romanian dance, spoons show up in an Irish reel, and the concertina ventures far beyond styles considered traditional for that instrument. The Summer Reading program finale takes place on Thursday, Aug. 8, at 6:30 p.m. with a performance by recording artist Yoshi and Eugene. Eugene is a super-friendly, super-strong, super-exuberant monster who is misunderstood by nearly everyone except young children. Along with his friends, award-winning children's recording artist Yosi and puppeteer/actor, Johnny Beirne, Eugene can be your friend too. Learn more about Yoshi on his website at www.yosimusic.com/index.html. Prizes and awards will be presented to Summer Reading participants who have completed the program. Preschool story time will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays, Aug. 7 and 14. Story time will begin again in September. The library is closed to the public on Monday, Aug. 19, for staff development. Programs previously scheduled will still be held. For more information about these programs or other programs at the Delmar Public Library, call 846-9894 or visit the library at 101 N. Bi-State Blvd., Delmar.


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. 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.

Cancer Support Group The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will host a Cancer Support Group on the second Monday of every month at 1 p.m. beginning Sept. 9. Beverly Turner, group facilitator, has many years of experience hosting support groups. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m., if any one would like to come and enjoy lunch before the group meets. The support group is free and open to the public. For more information, call Site Manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.

Adult Summer Reading Club The Greenwood Public Library's Adult Summer Reading Club, "Groundbreaking Reads!," will continue through Monday, Aug. 19. 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. Ladies Auxiliary school supply drive "Help a child be successful," is the theme for the annual school drive that is in progress and sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478. A school supply drive is now in progress to benefit four local schools. Supplies needed are: regular and college ruled school paper, No. 2 pencils, colored pencils, colored markers, wooden rulers, erasers, pens with blue, black, or red ink, note cards, pencil boxes/holders, graph paper, book covers, marble-backed notebooks, folders, glue sticks, crayons, school scissors, notebook dividers, backpacks for school, 3-ring notebooks, Ziploc bags in all sizes, brown or white paper lunch bags, paper plates and napkins, paper towels and Clorox wipes, hand sanitizers and boxes of tissues. Items and/or donations can be dropped off at the home of: Secretary Michaele Russell, 102 Maryland Ave., Greenwood, DE 19950, Aug. 5-18. Contact number is 302-349-4220. Donations are tax-deductible.

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/. 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.

Museum open on Aug. 4 The Bridgeville Historical Society's museum will be open, Sunday, Aug. 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum is located in the Old Fire House at 102 William St., Bridgeville, and has exhibits on the history of Bridgeville and surrounding communities. Admission is free.

Renew your Friends membership It's time to renew your annual membership to the Friends of the Bridgeville Library. We still need your financial support to continue our enrichment programs and increase the library's resources. Thank you for your continued contributions. For more information, contact Membership Chair Alice Min at 628-4616 or famgen88@comcast.net.

Bridgeville Library
  • Genealogy - The Bridgeville Library genealogy discussion group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.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.
Kids Summer Reading Program July 31 - Simple Gifts, a musical duo Aug. 1 - Make a Date with Dinosaurs; Aug. 3 - Reading logs due; Aug. 6 - End of Summer Reading Party for registered readers Family Nights Aug. 10 - Movie Night and dessert Teen Summer Reading Program Aug. 3 - Reading logs due; Aug. 6 - End of Summer Teen Reading Party All programs are free and open to the public.


Alumni Association offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering trip through Holloway Tours for alumni, faculty and friends. 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 Foxwoods A trip to Foxwoods in Connecticut and Mystic Village in Groton is being offered to the public for the date of November 5-7, 2013. Cost: $280.00 pp/doubles. Call Rose at 629-7180 for more information.

Sight and Sound trip 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.

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.

Bus trip to see Christmas show Join us on a bus trip to the American Music Theatre to see a Christmas show. Cost is $58 per person. We will eat at the Cracker Barrel Restaurant before the show. Restaurant cost will be on your own. Contact Rose at 629-7180 if you are interested.

Senior Center offers trips The Laurel Senior Center, 875-2536, is offering the following trips: August - Chincoteague Island Wildlife Tour with lunch at Bill's Seafood

AARP offers trip AARP Chapter 1084 is offering a trip to Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun and Mystic Village, Nov. 5-7. New price and itinerary. Arrive at Great Cedar Hotel late afternoon and enjoy the buffet at your leisure. Next day is Mohegan Sun and Mystic. Two dinner buffets and two breakfast buffets included plus comps. Cost: $280 per person/doubles. AARP Chapter 1084 members call for special offer. Contact Rose at 629-7180 for more information.

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). bPackage 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.


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.

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.

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.

Ad Hoc Readers Theatre meeting The Ad Hoc Readers Theatre will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 5 in the Green Room of Possum Hall, home of the Possum Point Players in Georgetown, to read Art Buchwald's political comedy, Sheep on the Runway. Everyone is invited to attend and participate. Those who would like more information should contact Roger Ault at 302-226-1118.

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.

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

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.

Seal Purls to meet The "Sea Purls" Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association normally 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. New members are always welcome. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.

DAR Mary Vining Chapter The DAR Mary Vining Chapter meets again in 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.


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.

Festival Hispano in Millsboro Festival Hispano will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Millsboro Little League Complex on State Street. Festival Hispano is a free, family-oriented festival open to anyone who wants to celebrate Latino cultural heritage. Festival Hispano is one of the many activities sponsored by the local non-profit arts organization, El Centro Cultural. For more information, visit www.elcentrocultural.org.

Heroes Haven plans Cash Bash Heroes Haven, Inc. will hold its second annual Cash Bash from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Sharptown Firemen's Memorial Building. Each $25 ticket provides admission, food, draft beer, soda, water, and the chance to win $250 every 15 minutes during the event. There will be raffles, a live auction, blackjack tables, cake wheel and music. You do not have to be present to win. Proceeds benefit the Fall 2013 Hunt and other Heroes Haven projects. Similar to the Wounded Warrior Project, Heroes Haven brings wounded soldiers from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to the Eastern Shore for deer hunting in the fall. The program covers their transportation, lodging, meals, hunting and entertainment expenses. Contact Hank Wheatley at 443-359-3400 or Ray Edwards at 410-215-9354 to purchase tickets or make a donation.

Tomato Festival seeks vendors The Great Eastern Shore Tomato Festival is seeking vendors and heritage demonstrators for its second annual event which will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17 in Vienna, Md. This event will be throughout the town of Vienna with the main entertainment and attractions along the waterfront of the Nanticoke. Opening ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. and the former governor Harry Hughes will be honored for his lifelong dedication to agricultural issues. The Mayor's Challenge Great Tomato Race will be held just after. There will be four canning label and memorabilia exhibits, as well as demonstrations and oral histories located in the town's community center. Crab cakes, fried green tomatoes, fish sandwiches, hamburgers and more will be offered down at the water's edge. Musical entertainment, running from gospel to jazz and then to bluegrass will peak at 3 p.m. when Charles Paparella of Travels with Charlie will take the stage to lead a jam session before the Great Tomato Wars at 4 p.m. For more information, contact the Dorchester County Historical Society at 410-228-7953 or dchs@verizon.net.

Tomato Festival cookbook In support of the second annual Great Eastern Shore Tomato Festival, the Dorchester County Historical Society is putting together a cookbook that will highlight the culinary artistry of tomatoes. "Fifty Shades of Red" will be a collection of Eastern Shore recipes that feature tomatoes. The public is invited to submit their favorite recipes for inclusion in this 2013 special edition no later than July 31. The first 10 entries will be awarded prizes. "Fifty Shades of Red" will be available for purchase at the museum shop's site at the Great Eastern Shore Tomato Festival in Vienna on Saturday, Aug. 17. Additional copies will be offered for sale through the shop's home site at the Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester. Proceeds benefit the Dorchester County Historical Society and a portion of the purchase price will be tax deductible. To submit a recipe for consideration for the cookbook, neatly print or type your title, recipe, notes and comments and forward along with your contact information to: dchs@verizon.net or DCHS, 1003 Greenway Dr., Cambridge, MD 21613.

SPCA plans anniversary gala The Delaware SPCA will host its 140th Anniversary Gala - Canines on the Catwalk - at Greenville Country Club from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16. An evening of tasteful delights, music and entertainment, silent auction and more will culminate in a runway fashion show featuring "haute dogs and feline fashionistas" - both adopted shelter pets and some seeking homes. For tickets, information and sponsorship opportunities, email events@delspca.org or call 302-998-2281, ext. 330.

Annual Nanticoke Pow Wow The Nanticoke Indian Association will hold its 36th Annual Pow Wow on Sept. 7-8. There will be American Indian drummers and singers, Native American foods, and over 40 visiting tribes from across the USA. For more information, contact info@nanticokeindians.org or call Marilyn at 302-945-3400.

PPP hosts annual yard sale The Possum Point Players will hold their tenth annual yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 24. As in the past, the sale will take place both in the parking lot and the lobby of Possum Hall at 441 Old Laurel Road in Georgetown. Yard Sale chairwoman, Cat Baker reminds people to help out PPP. "Please take this opportunity to clean out your closets, garage, attics and other long forgotten places to benefit Possum Point Players," says Baker. "Gather up your donations and bring them to Possum Hall beginning August 12. We will accept just about everything except teen/adult clothing."