Bulletin Board
Thursday, August 22, 2013

Basket Bingo Lofland Park Center will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Seaford Moose Lodge, located on Rt. 13A in Seaford. The filled basket bingo will consist of 20 games and will feature several Longaberger baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Longaberger Work Around basket and Washed Linen Vase.Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, contact Lofland Park Center at 628-3000, ext. 8302 or TimmonsD@genesishcc.com.

Art on the Nanticoke Art on the Nanticoke, a fundraiser for the Nanticoke River Arts Council (NRAC) and Gallery 107, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 4 to 8 p.m, at 4408 Woodland Church Rd., Seaford. A ticket includes two drinks, dinner with a variety of desserts, live entertainment, display and sale of members artwork and a silent auction. There will be a wine tasting by Liquid Assets for $5. Tickets, which are $30, are on sale at Gallery 107 located at 324 High St., Seaford. For a map to the event, visit www.nanticokeriverartscouncil.org.

Seaford Library events All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us. First Lego League Boot Camp begins Monday, Aug. 26 and runs until Thursday, Aug. 29 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. This program is for kids ages 9 to 14. Students interested in participating in this unique international club, which will meet throughout the school year, must attend this Lego Bootcamp event. Register to participate. Baby Bookworms is back starting Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 10:30 a.m., at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center and will continue every Tuesday of the month. This program uses the Mother Goose on the Loose curriculum and introduces infants through ages 48 months to the world of nursery rhymes and books. There is a short play time afterword. 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 or email hope.ellsworth@lib.de.us. Advancement through Pardons and Expungement - Assistance will be available by appointment at the Seaford Job Center. To schedule an appointment, call Andrew Duncan at 302-233-6462. 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 or email hope.ellsworth@lib.de.us. Assistance Applying for Supplemental Food Benefits:third Friday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m. - Sept. 20, Oct. 18. 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 (424-3301, ext. 107). What you need to know about resumes and online job applications - Tuesday, Oct. 1, noon to 12:30 p.m. These days it is not usually a human you are initially trying to impress with your resume, its a computer and software known as an Applicant Tracking System. If you want to ensure that your resume and online application wont get weeded out before a human has a chance to see it, you wont want to miss this 30 minute session. Bring a flash drive with your current resume on it. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618 or email hope.ellsworth@lib.de.us. A new Job Center tool for secure and reliable job searches - Thursday, Sept. 26, noon to 12:30 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. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618 or email hope.ellsworth@lib.de.us. Introduction to Microsoft Word/Excel - Wednesdays, 9:30 to 11 a.m., 4 weeks:8/28, 9/4, 9/11, 9/18. This program provides an overview of Microsoft Word (a word processor software program) and Excel (a spreadsheet program). Registration is required and patron must attend all four classes. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618 or email hope.ellsworth@lib.de.us. Intermediate Microsoft Word - Mondays, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., 6 weeks: 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28. This interactive program offers tools for improving your use of this very popular Microsoft word processor software program. A basic understanding of Microsoft Word is required.Must attend all six sessions and registration is required. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618 or email hope.ellsworth@lib.de.us. Introduction to Computers in Spanish: Tuesdays, 5:30 to 7 p.m., 4 weeks: 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8. For first time computer user. This class, taught in Spanish will teach the basics of a computer, how to use the mouse and how to go on the Internet and email. Registration is required and patron must attend all four classes. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618 or email hope.ellsworth@lib.de.us. Introduction to Computers - Thursdays, 5:30 to 7 p.m., 4 weeks: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10. For first time computer user. This class will teach the basics of a computer, how to use the mouse and how to go on the Internet and email. Registration is required and patron must attend all four classes. For more information or to register, call Hope at 222-3618 or email hope.ellsworth@lib.de.us.

Nanticoke Health golf tournament Delaware based Anesthesia Services, P.A. is the title sponsor of the Nanticoke Health Services 27th annual golf tournament on Thursday, Sept. 19 and Friday, Sept. 20, at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville. Thursdays tournament will be Ladies Day, and Fridays tournament will be the traditional tournament open to men and women. The tournament will consist of 18 holes with four-person teams utilizing a handicapped scramble format. Participants will enjoy a day at Heritage Shores Club, an Arthur Hills classic links style course. Both days will consist of practice, 18-holes of golf, food, and gross and net team prizes. Golfers will have numerous chances to test their skills by competing in on-course activities. The proceeds from this years tournaments will benefit Nanticokes Mother and Baby Care Center through a new Fetal Monitoring System. Sponsorship opportunities are available to individuals and businesses. For more information, visit www.nanticoke.org/golf, or contac the Nanticoke Health Services Foundation office at 536-5393 or email FioriC@nanticoke.org.

Society dinner and dance The Seaford Historical Society will Raise the Roof at the Seaford Fire Hall on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 5 to 11 p.m. The gala event will raise funds to benefit the societys programs and projects. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $45 per person and must be purchased in advance. The deadline for ticket sales is Friday, Sept. 13. The event will include Chinese and silent auctions. A meal catered by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department will be served at 6 p.m. A live auction along with 50/50 and door prize drawings will take place at 7:15. At 8, The Funsters will take the stage. Rservations may be made by contacting the Seaford Historical Society at 628-9828 or by email at seafordsociety@verizon.net.

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 Lynchs 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 for 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 childs 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.

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. 24,10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Childrens Art Classes with Karen Owens, ages 9-13 Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m. to noon, Childrens 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. - Childrens 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:Childrens 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. Entertainment 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 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.


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.

Recognizing Alzheimers Disease The Laurel Public Library, together with the AlzheimersAssociation of Delaware, will present a program, Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimers, on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the librarys meeting room. This program is designed for the person who may be experiencing some memory loss or behavioral changes, andwants to explore the difference between normal aging and the start of this debilitating disease.For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184.

Laurel Public Library Recent Reads - Drop in and sample the weekly Book Club at Laurel Public Library Recent Reads - for light refreshments and conversation, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Its not your average book club. Bring whatever youre reading, e-books or audiobooks too, anything goes. All are welcome. Call Wenona for details at 875-3184. Tech Talk - Got tech questions? Stop by the Laurel Public Library for a consultation on Wednesday evenings 67 p.m. and Thursday afternoons 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tech Guy, Jack, is available to answer all your questions, from simple to stumpers. For more information, call the library at 875-3184. Drop-in Chess - BYOB (bring your own board) to the Laurel Public Library on Saturdays for a challenging game of chess. Meet people who share your interest in the game. Drop-in, 10 a.m. and stay as long as you want until 2 p.m. Call Norma Jean for information at 875-3184. Happy Knitters - Knitting is alive and well at Laurel Public Library at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays. Bring in a needlework project to work on and join the group.

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.

The Weight is Over Frank W. Gibbs II presents The Weight is Over, at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Catherine Camper Complex, 12108 County Seat Hwy., Laurel. Tickets are $15 in advance and available exclusively at the Mustard Seed in Milford or by calling 302-424-2479.

Lions Club Journey for Sight The Laurel Lions Clubs 26th Annual Pet Culver Memorial Journey for Sight will be held on Sunday, Nov. 3, at Trap Pond State Park. Registration is at 12:15 p.m. and the walk, which is 5 miles, begins at 1. Funds generated are used for eye exams, eye glasses, hearing aids and diabetic needs. Trophies will be awarded. Refreshments will follow the event. All clubs and organizations are welcome; teams of 5 or more will receive a 50% rebate on all money turned in the day of the event. For more information, call Pat Disharoon at 410-896-3371 or 410-726-4118.

Laurel Chamber seeks nominees The Laurel Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the annual Laurel Citizen of the Year. The traditional ballot boxes that have been placed around town will now be replaced by electronic, telephone and mail submissions. Nominees must reside in the Laurel School District. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, Aug. 30. The Citizen of the Year banquet is Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Georgia House restaurant in Laurel. The chamber will also choose its annual Businessperson of the Year. Nominees for the Businessperson of the Year must be members in good standing of the Laurel Chamber of Commerce and must be a business owner or manager. Nominations come from members of the Laurel Chamber. Nominations for the Citizen of the Year and Businessperson of the Year can be submitted to the chamber by e-mail: info@laurelchamber.com; phone: 875-9319; fax: 875-5581; or mail: Laurel Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 696, Laurel, DE 19956. Submissions can also be dropped off at the chamber office in the Laurel Train Station, behind Laurel Town Hall. Chamber office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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 features Ida May exhibit Artifacts from the reconstruction project of the skipjack Ida May are now on display at the Bethel Heritage Museum. The exhibit focuses on the 1906 skipjack Ida May, which was restored by the Gladden brothers, Gordon and Elbert, from 2006 to 2011. The Ida May, which is 42 2 long and 14 4 wide, is the largest skipjack owned by the Gladden family. It was used to dredge for oysters near Deal Island and is currently being raced every year in the Deal Island Skipjack race. It is captained by John Price Jr. The Ida May exhibit consists of artifacts and a documentary chronicling the renovation of the skipjack. The exhibit may be seen at the museum on Aug. 25 and Sept. 8 and 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Bethel Historical Society President Kevin Phillips at 858-3840.


Delmar Public Library Adult Programs Celebrate the conclusion of Groundbreaking Reads on Friday, Aug. 23, with a Stump the Audience program with finds from your attic, basement or garage. 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 your 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. 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.

Chamber seeks Citizen of the Year The Greater Delmar Chamber of Commerce is looking for their 2013 Citizen of the Year to honor at their annual banquet. The citizen chosen is honored each year by the chamber in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the community of Delmar. Nominees: must be a resident of the Delmar School District; must have made a contribution for the improvement of the community; must show commitment and contributions through local church, social, business, school, chamber or other community related projects; and must be a role model reflecting strong character. To nominate someone, visit www.delmar-chamberofcommerce.com and follow the directions to print the form. The ballot form may be returned to any one of the locations around the Delmar area, emailed or mailed to the chamber office at P.O. Box 416, Delmar, DE 19940. Ballot boxes are located at The Bank of Delmarva, Delmar Office; Delmar Town Hall; Delmar Post Office; Delmar Public Library and M & T Bank in Delmar. The deadline for nominations is Monday, Sept. 23. For more information, call Lisa Lloyd Ellis at The Bank of Delmarva at 410-742-9401.

Beef n dumpling dinner A beef n dumpling dinner sponsored by the St. Stephens Relay for Life team will be held at the Delmar VFW on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 12:30 to 4 p.m.

Eat in or take out. The cost is $12. There will also be a silent auction.


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.

Greenwood Rejoices Join us under the tent at the corner of First and Market streets in Greenwood on Aug. 22-25, to enjoy the ministry of John Hobbs and music with Kenny Davis in Greenwood Rejoices. This new outreach ministry is a joint effort by several Greenwood churches - Gateway Fellowship, Greenwood UMC, Hickory Ridge, House of Praise, Living Life Fellowship and New Birth Church. On Aug. 22-23, join us from 6:30 to 9 p.m.; on Saturday, Aug. 24 there will be music, food and fellowship from noon to 6 p.m., with John Hobbs delivering his message from 6 to 9 p.m. On Sunday, join us at 11 a.m. for the closing message by Rev. Hobbs. Childcare will be available for each day/evening. All are welcome.

AARP Safety Course An AARP Defensive Driving Safety Course will be held at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center, 41 Schulze Rd. in Greenwood, on September 16. This is a one day advanced refresher class. This course will be held from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. and the cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. You must pre-register for this course by September 10. Upon compliance of the course, participants will receive a deduction on the liability portion of their automobile insurance. To register, please call Site Manager, Dixie Carlisle at 302-349-5237.


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.

Renew your Friends membership Its time to renew yourannual membership to the Friends of the Bridgeville Library. We still need your financial support to continue our enrichment programs andincrease the librarys 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.

Charity golf tournament After raising more than $88,000 to support local charitable organizations in the past six years of the Bridgeville Charity Open Golf Tournament, volunteer organizers have announced the date for the town of Bridgevilles seventh annual event. This years golf tournament is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 11, at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville. Registration and a continental breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the shotgun start for the four-player scramble starting at 9. A luncheon and awards ceremony will follow the tournament. Proceeds will support the Bridgeville Kiwanis Foundation, the Bridgeville Lions Club and the Bridgeville Senior Center. This years tournament will be a scramble with the field separated by flights according to handicap. Senior tees will be available and on-course skill contests will be offered for additional prizes. Several levels of sponsorship are offered to allow businesses and individuals the opportunity to participate. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Peggy Smith at Bridgeville Town Hall, 337-7135.


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.

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.

Trip to see Noah Liberating Power AME Zion Church of Bridgeville is sponsoring a trip to Lancaster to see the play, Noah, at the Millenium Theater on Thursday, Oct. 24. The cost is $110 and includes transportation, show and dinner buffet. A bus will leave from the Georgetown Walmart at 9 a.m. Contact Valerie Reeves for tickets and more information at 302-539-8212 or missval55@yahoo.com.

Trip to Vermont The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 41 Schulze Road in Greenwood, will host a 4 day-3 night motor coach trip to Vermont from October 7 to October 10. Cost is $549 per person (double occupancy). Package includes three nights lodging in a local lodge, three breakfasts, gourmet luncheon at a local inn with a live cooking demonstration, two 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 & Jerrys 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. Taste the Flavor of Vermont. Payment is due upon sign up to confirm your reservation. For more information or to register, call the Site Manager, Dixie Carlisle at 302-349-5237. Yard N Flea Sale The Town of Greenwood is having its annual Big Saturday Yard N Flea Sale on Saturday, Sept. 7 (rain date Sept. 14) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Set up begins at 5 a.m. and tables must be set up by 8 a.m. Vendor spaces (20x20) are available for $15. To reserve your space, visit www.greenwood.delaware.gov or call 302-604-0812. Make plans to visit Greenwood to do some treasure hunting and bargain shopping on Sept. 7. There will also be a Strut Your Stuff pet fashion show. To participate, call Annette at 443-982-7196 for more information. The event is free and all pets are welcome, regardless of size. Pets must be on a leash or chain. Registration for the pet show starts at 9 a.m. and the event starts at 11.

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.

AARP offers bus trip Caroline County AARP is offering a bus trip to see the Miracle of Christmas at the Millennium Theatre on Friday, Dec. 6 in Lancaster, Pa. The package includes dinner at Shady Maple Smorgasbord, shopping at Rockvale Outlets, Tanger Outlets or Kitchen Kettle Village, motor coach transportation and all taxes and meal gratuities. Cost is $130 per person. For more information, contact Peggy Perry at 410-822-2314.

Winter Cruise Getaway Once again, Dr. Marie Wolfgang is sponsoring a 10 night cruise as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. On Feb. 8, 2014, set sail from Baltimore to the Western Caribbean on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Grandeur of the Seas. Stops include Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Falmouth (Jamaica), and Labadee, Haiti (the private island). Transportation to and from Baltimore is available from Seaford via chartered bus. You may obtain a brochure from Dr. Wolfgangs office at 1 Cedar Ave., Seaford, or by contacting Dori at Boscovs travel. Space is limited.


Pettyjohn to hold 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.

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 orcalpert1@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. 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.


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 details, contact info@nanticokeindians.org or call Marilyn at 302-945-3400.

SPCA 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.

Bargains on the Broadkill The Milton Chamber of Commerce announces the 10th Annual Bargains on the Broadkill along with the Great Canoe and Kayak Race and the Great Duck Race in Memorial Park, Milton, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24. Enjoy crafts, art, food and more. The Great Duck Race starts at 1 p.m. Buy a duck for $5 with a chance to win up to $500. The Great Canoe and Kayak race registration starts at 8:30 a.m. with the race beginning at 10 a.m. at Oyster Rocks and ending in Memorial Park. Its fun for all ages; plan to spend the day with us in Milton. For more information, email chamber@historicmilton.com or call 684-1101.

SPCA plans activities The Delaware Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is hosting several activities at its Georgetown facility. Primp Your Pit (bull) Promotion During the month of August, Delaware SPCA will spay/neuter pit bulls for a special rate of $20, including a free nail trim. Call 856-6361 to make an appointment. Sussex volunteer orientations Sept. 1 and 5 - Members of the community are encouraged to learn about volunteer opportunities at the Georgetown Shelter (22918 DuPont Hwy.) on the first Sunday (3 p.m.) and first Thursday (5:30 p.m.) of the month. Volunteers must be 18 or older. Registration is not necessary. Call 856-6361 for more information. A volunteer application can be found online at www.delspca.org. Bark on the Boards Dog Walk - Rehoboth Beach, Oct. 5. Registration 10:30 a.m., walk at noon.Other activities planned. More information is available online at www.delspca.org.

Littleton Family Reunion The 40th Annual Minos and Edith Littleton Family Reunionwill be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15, at John West Park in Ocean View. The pavilion and picnic tables arereserved beginning at 2 p.m.for the early birds. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish. For more information, contact Nancy Smith at 302-539-3278.

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. Gather up your donations and bring them to Possum Hall beginning August 12. Accepting everything except teen/adult clothing.

Benefit Jam in Milford A Benefit Jam for Vicki Ingram Brittingham will be held on Sunday, Aug. 25 from noon to 6 p.m., at the Milford Moose Lodge. Cost is $10 and includes food and a cash bar. Children under 10 are free. Music will be provided by Mari Hill Band, Adam Murray Project, Life on Fire and Big Junk. Bring your lawn chairs. There will be a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction. This benefit, which is sponsored by the Friends of Vicki Ingram Brittingham and the Milford Moose Lodge, is to help with medical bills after three surgeries.

Kalmar Nyckel offers tours The Kalmar Nyckel is in Lewes for an extended stay through Sept. 2, offering 2 -hour pirate and day sails as well as deck tours. Passengers are invited to experience a sailing adventure on the majestic ship with eight sails and eight miles of rigging. Captain Lauren and crew stand ready to make the trip exciting for the whole family with either a day sail or on a special pirate sail. The crew will also be offering deck tours on certain dates throughout the stay. For public sail reservations, charters and dockside receptions, contact the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation office at 302-429-7447 or visit www.kalmarnyckel.org for more information. Sail prices are $60 for adults and $40 for children and youth ages 17 and younger.

Womens Equality Day celebration Aug. 26 marks the 93rd anniversary of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. The League of Women Voters of Sussex County will present the film Iron Jawed Angels at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25, at the South Coastal Library, Bethany Beach. The movie is open to the public and free of charge. The film is based on the true story of Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, two young women who led a group of activists to pursue equality for all American women. To learn more about upcoming events and how to become a member of the League of Women Voters of Sussex County, visit www.sussexlwv.org.

Open Air Market on Sept. 14 The Town of Georgetown is hosting its second Open Air Market Tag/Yard/Rummage/Craft Sale on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 7 a.m. to noon on The Circle. This event will allow interested parties to purchase premium space around The Circle to set up tables and/or displays to sell merchandise, including new, used, artwork, crafts, garage, yard, and vintage items. The Circle will be closed to traffic to allow the public to walk freely. The Historic Courthouse on South Bedford Street will also be open to tour. Building on the success of last years event the Open Air Market will become an annual event and grow larger each year. For individuals/organizations interested in participating, call Town Hall at 856-7391 for details. The deadline for reserving a space is Sept. 7.