Bulletin Board
Thursday, January 09, 2014

Donation envelopes The GFWC Acorn Club recently mailed the 2013-2014 Telephone Directory to the Seaford Blades area. As some noticed, our donation envelopes were mistakenly omitted. We rely on your generous donations to help fulfill our many community projects each year. Donation envelopes should be in the mail now, in a plain white envelope. Thank you for your generosity and thank you to all of our advertisers for their continued support.

Final weekend for train exhibit The Seaford Museum invites everyone to visit its Holiday Train Exhibit, Trains of Delmarva. The exhibit features many model trains as well as artifacts, pictures and stories of locomotive history. There are many great stories of early train history. The Seashore Railroad Club will feature a new running display this year on the towns of Sussex to coincide with the train exhibit. Children and grandchildren will love these trains that were a central part of travel and commerce on Delmarva. Adults are $3 while children are free with an adult. The exhibit runs through Sunday, Jan. 12. The museum, which is open Thursdays through Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., is located in downtown Seaford at 203 High St., in the old post office.

Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled for the month of January at Seaford Gallery 107. For more details, visit nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html The gallery is open from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday, 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday. Saturday, Jan. 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 6-9, $45 (includes supplies and light lunch). Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10-14, $45 (includes supplies and light lunch). Ongoing classes Mondays 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Impressionistic Oil Painting with Linda Steere, $90/month, $80 members 6 - 9 p.m. - Classic Realism in Oil with John Shisler, $65 public, $55 members Wednesdays 6 - 8 p.m. - Watercolor with Nancy Laprad, in her home, $55 Public, $50 members Fridays 9 - 11 a.m. - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.

Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebees The students in the Environmental Science Class and Rotary Interact Club at Seaford High School have chosen the Chapel Branch Nature Center for their class project. This will be the first project that the newly formed Interact Club will conduct by assisting the environmental class. To help fund the projects the students have planned to upgrade the Chapel Branch Nature Area, students will hold a Flapjack Fundraiser on Sunday, Jan. 12 at Applebees in Seaford from 8 to 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at the door or by calling John Reichenberg, environmental science teacher at Seaford High School, at 619-4587, ext. 2225.


Learn the history of postcards Wish You Were Here is the phrase most commonly written on postcards sent between 1893-1918. Come hear the history of the postcard and the local points of interest they represent from local historian Kendall Jones who will share his Delaware and holiday postcards collected over the past 50 years. Meetings will be held in the Fellowship Hall at the Manor House in Seaford from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on the following Mondays: Jan. 13 -Local Seaford Postcard History; Jan.27 - Local LaurelPostcard History; Feb. 10: HolidayPostcards; Feb. 24: Rehoboth Beach Postcards. The first meeting will include picture postcards projected on a large screen.This is a four part series. For more information, contact Deborah Reeves at 629-4593, ext. 5631. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Nanticoke Indian presentation A discussion program on the Nanticoke Indians will be offered at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the Carpenter Community Room of the Laurel Public Library. Sterling Street, director of the Nanticoke Indian Museum in Millsboro, will discuss the tribe from the time of Capt. John Smith in 1608 to the present.Street will talk about their habitat, spirituality, migration and relations with the colony of Maryland, as well as the museum and powwow of today. The program will last for approximately one hour with time for questions.Adults and children ages 14 and up are invited. For more information, emailnormajean.fowler@lib.de.usor visitwww.laurel.lib.de.us

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 receive 10% of the check to benefit Relay For Life. For more information, call 228-5800.

Laurel Library Adult programs and services Computer How-to - One-on-One help with many different skills involving the computer. Examples include: job search, resume, how to use mouse, setting up an email account, and navigating the internet. For more information, call 875-3184 to speak with Dana. Drop-in Chess - BYOB (bring your own board) to 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. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Fax Service Now available at Laurel Public Library. Send only, library will not receive faxes. $3 minimum charge. 10 page maximum job. Friends of Laurel Public Library - You are welcome to attend the regular meeting of the Friends of Laurel Public Library, at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14. Find out about our fundraising events to support youth programming at the library. Happy Knitters - Knitting is alive and well at Laurel Public Library at 10:30 on Thursday mornings. Bring in a needlework project to work on and join the group! Learn to Knit Workshop - The monthly knitting workshop takes place at 6 p.m. on the 2nd floor of Laurel Public Library on the last Thursday of each month. Intended for the novice, other knitting issues and concerns can be addressed. Bring a skein of yarn and size 7 needles for starters. Dates may be changed to accommodate major holidays. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Nanticoke Indians, Yesterday and Today - Laurel Library is pleased to present a program on the native peoples of Delmarva. Sterling Street, coordinator for the Nanticoke Indian Museum, will discuss tribal history and presence in the region, Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m., in the Carpenter Community Room. The program is free with no registration. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Pageturner Book Club - The Pageturner Book Club at Laurel Library is welcoming new members. The club meets at the library on the second Thursday of each month from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Join us on Jan. 14, as we discuss Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child by Bob Spitz. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Recent Reads - Drop in and sample the weekly Book Club at Laurel Public Library, 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, for light refreshments and conversation. Call Wenona for details at 875-3184. Tech Talk Jack the Tech Guy, is available to answer all your questions, from simple to stumpers, every week, Monday through Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, call the library at 875-3184. Youth programs JumpBunch Preschool and early elementary activity, the third Friday of every month from October to April. Join us at the Laurel Public Library on 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Jan. 17, for a free sports and exercise program for preschoolers and early elementary children. No registration necessary. Structured format introduces a wide variety of sports and builds coordination, balance and confidence. Each class includes warm-up, floor exercises, the sport activity of the week, stretching, and cool down. For more information, email tameca.beckett@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Leadership Skills Workshop - This four-month leadership development program will help young leaders learn and develop their leadership skills. Topics addressed will be: goal setting, project management skills, entrepreneurship, and public speaking. This program is a joint partnership between the Laurel Public Library and the ARK Educational Resource Center. For more information, email tameca.beckett@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Preschool Storytime - Come join Ms. Pat and Ms. Tameca every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Laurel Public Library in the Story Room. Children and their caregivers will enjoy exploring books, music, games and crafts. For more information, email tameca.beckett@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Teen Night Life Friday, Jan. 10, 5 to 7 p.m. Teen Night Life offers a chance for teens to create, discover and play with other local teens. Join us for food, games and fun. For more information, email tameca.beckett@lib.de.us or call 875-3184.

Covered Dish Supper Broad Creek Grange #59, 11198 County Seat Rd., Laurel, will host a covered dish supper at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. Elected officers will be installed before the business meeting. For information, contact Howard Millman, secretary, 684-8098.


Book and Bake Sale The Friends of the Delmar Public Library will hold a Book and Bake Sale at the library on the following dates: Thursday, Jan. 16, 4 to 7 p.m. (book sale only) Friday, Jan. 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (book and bake sale) Saturday, Jan. 18 from 8 a.m. to noon (book and bake sale) Donations of baked goods are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at the library on Friday, Jan. 17 between 9 and 10 a.m.

Delmar Public Library Support the Delmar Librarys capital campaign by attending the Flapjack Fundraiser at Applebees on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 8 to 10 a.m. Tickets are $7.50 per person and can be purchased in advance at the library or at the restaurant on the day of the event. Each breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, orange juice, and tea or coffee. All proceeds support the librarys building fund. Learn more about your eBook at E-ssentials, your guide to eBooks and eAudiobooks, on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 6 p.m. Library staff will lead you step-by-step in the basics of how to use your device to download books from the Delaware Library catalog. Friday Friendly Folk, a discussion group for adults, meet on Fridays in January at 1:30 p.m. The group discusses books, listens to presentations by local experts, and shares life lessons. On Friday, Jan. 10, meet Rabbi Bienstock from Beth Israel Synagogue and learn about the Jewish faith. On Friday, Jan. 24, become an arm-chair traveler and visit Israel in pictures. On Jan. 31, celebrate Chinese New Year. 88 Books That Shaped America book discussion group meets Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 1:30 p.m. This months featured book is The Double Helix by James Watson. To learn more about the books, go to the Library of Congress Books That Shaped America list on their website. The Friends of the Delmar Public Library will meet on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 7 p.m. Join the Friends, (its free!), and support the library. The Friends of the Library will hold a Book and Bake Sale on Jan. 16 from 4 to 7 p.m., Jan. 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Jan. 18 from 8 a.m. until noon. Stop by and stock up on new and used books and support our building campaign. All books must go! The KC Madhatters will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 6:30 p.m., in the Hayman Meeting room. Whether youre a novice or an experienced knitter or enjoy crocheting, join us and share your current project. The group also works on community service projects throughout the year. Preschool children and their parents or caregivers can attend story time Wednesdays, Jan. 15, 22, and 29, at 11 a.m. Enjoy books, crafts, and special activities. Elementary and middle school students are welcome to play Wii and board games on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 3:30 p.m. Compete with your friends. Homework Help is available after school on Jan. 15 and 29 at 3 p.m. Use a laptop and other library resources to work on projects and research. Pages and Pizza book discussion group for middle and high school students will be held on Monday, Jan. 27, at 3:30 p.m. Bring the book youre currently reading and discuss it with the group. Everyone enjoys pizza after the discussion. The Teen Advisory Committee (TAC) meets immediately after Pages and Pizza. TAC members share their ideas for programs and titles for the librarys collection. The library is looking for a few (more) volunteers for its Steering Committee to raise funds for the new library building. Join us at the regular monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 27, at 6:30 p.m., to learn what you can do to help with already scheduled fundraising events and help build our new community library. For more information on these programs, call the library at 846-9894 or stop in. Program information is also available on our website at delmarpubliclibrary.org or our pages on Facebook and Twitter or Pinterest or you can email us at delmar.library@lib.de.us The library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20.

Model Railroad Club Show The DelMarVa Model Railroad Club will host its free Train Show, Open House & Sale at 103 E. State St., Delmar, on the second floor of Camelot Hall. There is something for everyone, with well over 5,000 square feet of trains with 10 train layouts, drawings, games and gifts for the kids, food and hundreds of model railroad items for sale. This will be the largest celebration yet. The event will take place on the following dates: Saturday, Jan. 11, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 12, noon to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Greg Coughlin at 536-1418 or Scalelike_ind@Comcast.net, or visit www.delmarvamodelrailroadclub.org

Flapjack Fundraiser for library Applebees in Salisbury will hold a Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast to support Delmar Public Librarys Capital Campaign from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11. Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee, soda and tea. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the library or at Applebees on the day of the event. All tickets are $7.50 per person. Proceeds support the librarys building fund for new construction, slated to begin in 2014. For more information, call the library at 846-9894 or visit delmarpubliclibrary.org


Defensive Driver Course An AARP Defensive Driving Safety Course will be held at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3. This is a one day advanced refresher class. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. You must pre-register by Jan. 29. Make checks payable to AARP. Upon compliance of the course, participants will receive a deduction on the liability portion of their automobile insurance. To register, call Dixie Carlisle, site manager, at 302-349-5237.

Lunch & Tour at the Cheer Center The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center is accepting new members. Anyone over the age of 50 who schedules a tour of the center will enjoy a complimentary lunch. Come learn about all the great activities and trips at the center. Be sure to check out our state-of-the art Fitness Center. A Dinner Club is held every Thursday night at 5 and is open to the public. To schedule a tour, call site manager, Dixie Carlisle, at 349-5237.

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. 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. For more information, call Site Manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.


Bridgeville Library Visit our new website at www.bridgevillelibrary.com and like our Facebook page. Lap Sit - Lap Sit on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years. Story time - Tuesdays, 11 a.m. for ages 2-4 and Thursday 11 a.m. for ages 4-6. Mark your calendars - Winter Reading Program begins Friday, Jan. 10, and ends Friday, Feb. 21. Our annual Princess Party is Saturday, Feb. 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. Our Superhero Party is Saturday, Feb. 15 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Participants must be between the ages of 3-10. Registration is now open. Computer skills and E-reader classes - Each month the library offers computer classes with various topics. Additionally, e-reader classes and demonstrations are offered. Dates vary; check Facebook or our website for details. Food For Thought at your Library - Join us for a meaningful conversation. From current events to civic concerns; we encourage dialogue that share your ideas, concerns and opinions. We meet on the third Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. A light luncheon is served. Genealogy Discussion Group - Genealogy Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Join us to discuss, research and enjoy genealogy. All programming is free and open to all. For more information, contact the library at 337-7401, ext. 101.


Players season tickets The 41st season of Possum Point Players is full of mystery, music, mayhem, maternity and merriment! Laura, a murder mystery, will be presented Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 2 and 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18; $17 seniors/students. Detective Mark McPherson was supposed to reconstruct the life of Laura, a vicious murder victim, but not to the point where he falls in love with her. Here is the secret of Lauras death... and her life. South Pacific, the classic Broadway musical, will be presented April 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m.; April 6 and 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $23; $22 seniors/students. Set in an island paradise during World War II, two couples in love are both threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. See How They Run, a British comedy, will be presented June 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m.; June 8 and 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18; $17 seniors/students. Galloping in and out of the doors of a vicarage in a roundabout of mistaken identities are an actor and actress, a cockney maid, an escaped prisoner, and a sedate Bishop, among others. Baby, a musical comedy, is Possums Dinner Theater presentation. Dinner and the show will be served on Sept. 19, 20, 26 and 27 - dinner: 6 p.m.; show 7:30; Sept. 21 and 28 - dinner: 12:30 p.m.; show 2 p.m. Tickets are $45 for dinner and show; $20 show only. Follow three couples as they deal with the painful, rewarding and often funny consequences of conceiving a baby: college students, thirty-somethings and middle-agers. Hollywood Holiday,an original holiday musical revue, will be presented Dec. 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 7 and 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $23; $22 seniors/students. Join us for a 1960s Hollywood Christmas TV special hosted by Ed Sullivan, with celebrity guests The Rat Pack, Sonny and Cher, Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, The Supremes, The Temptations and a misguided Elvis for some musical family fun. Season tickets are available at a discounted rate of $115 for adults or $110 for seniors/students. For tickets and more information, call the PPP ticket line at 856-4560 or buy tickets online with Brown Paper Tickets at www.PossumPointPlayers.org

Rehearsals begin for spring concert The Southern Delaware Choral Society will begin rehearsals on Tuesday, Jan. 14, for their spring concert, From Regal to Rustic: Song and Dance from Eastern and Central Europe. The concert will feature Tchaikovskys 1812 Overture Hymn, Schumanns Gypsy Life, Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes and Polovetsian Dances by Alexander Borodin. The concert will be held on May 3-4, at Epworth United Methodist Church. New members are welcome to join the chorus and no formal audition is necessary. Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9, in the Tunnel Hall of Georgetown Presbyterian Church, 203 N. Bedford St., Georgetown. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. so that all members can register and pick up their music. For more information about the Southern Delaware Choral Society, visit www.southerndelawarechoralsociety.org or call 302-542-8387.

PPP brings mystery film to life Possum Point Players brings the brilliant murder mystery Laura to their Possum Hall stage beginning Friday, Jan. 31. The story is best known from the 1944 American film noir version directed by Otto Preminger and starring Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price and Judith Anderson. The American Film Institute ranked the film version of Laura #73 on AFIs 100 Years...100 Thrills and it was ranked the fourth best film in the mystery genre in AFIs 10 Top 10. Rotten Tomatoes reports that Laura is a psychologically complex portrait of obsession, Laura is also a deliciously well-crafted murder mystery. John Marino of Lewes directs the stage version of Laura with an ensemble cast, which includes Matt King of Lewes as Mark McPherson; Stephanie Allman of Lewes as Bessie Clary; Danny Keenan of Georgetown as Danny; Jim Killion of Lewes as Waldo Lydecker; Don Megee of Georgetown as Shelby Carpenter; Chris Polo of Dover as Mrs. Dorgan; and Chuck Rafferty of Laurel as Olsen. Show dates are 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Jan. 31 and Feb. 7, and Saturdays, Feb. 1 and 8, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 2 and 9, at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Rd., Georgetown. Tickets are $18 for adults, $17 for students and seniors. Call 856-4560 or visitwww.possumpointplayers.org


Bethel Museum hosts exhibit Visit the Bethel Museum to view needle artwork by Julia A. Purnell from her museum in Snow Hill, Md. Purnell was a well known artist who specialized in utilizing historic scenes on quilts, cross-stitch and embroidery. Several of her works of art will be on display along with a few artifacts showing Worcester County history. The exhibit will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12 and 26, Feb. 9 and 23, and March 2 and 16. The Bethel Museum is located at 312 First St., Bethel.


Country breakfast buffet The Galestown Ruritan Club country breakfast buffet is held the last Sunday of the month from September through May from 7 to 10 a.m., at the Galestown Community Center. The buffet includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, biscuits, toast, fruit cup, and sticky buns. The community center is located at 5538 Old School House Rd., at the intersection with Galestown-Reliance Road in Galestown.


LEGO Free-Build Program The librarys popular LEGO free-build program for kids grade K-8 will continue in 2014. The library supplies the LEGOs; the kids supply the imagination. Federalsburg programs are held on the last Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m., beginning Jan. 28. This program is free; no registration is required. For more information, visit www.carolib.org or call 410-479-1343.


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

Sussex Bird Club Meeting The Sussex Bird Club presents The 2013/2014 Snowy Owl Invasion - A Much Closer Look, a presentation by Bill Stewart of the American Birding Association (ABA) and the Delmarva Ornithological Society (DOS) at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 12, at the Cadbury in Lewes. The public is welcome.

Airport Advisory Committee meeting The Sussex County Airport Advisory Committee meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, Sussex County Airport, 21911 Rudder Ln., Georgetown. The meeting is open to the public.

Genealogical Society meeting The Sussex County Genealogical Society will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. After a brief business meeting, Marilyn McMahon will present Maps and Genealogy. The program will focus on identifying where historical maps can be found in particular on the Internet. Historically, boundary lines moved and peoples lives were affected by those changes. Genealogy involves locating where people were born, lived, worked, fought and died. Being able to place these events on a map, and to compare where various family members lived and traveled, contributes greatly to the understanding of the family dynamics that affected our ancestors. Marilyn was born and raised in western Pennsylvania where her father taught her to read maps at an early age. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and taught high school English in Pennsylvania and Delaware.

H.A.P.P.E.N. will meet 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, Jan. 9, at the Seaford Library. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.

Widowed persons meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 12:15 p.m., at Stargate Diner in Seaford. The planned guest speaker will be Kim Trivits of the Delaware Adolescent Program, Inc. (DAPI). Please bring an unwrapped baby gift if you can. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come by and join us - we all enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc. that we do.

Sail & Power Squadron meeting The Nanticoke River Sail & Power Squadron (NRS&PS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. If you are interested in boating education and safety, and enjoy power boating, sailing or kayaking/canoeing, join us and participate in our classes and social outings. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

American Boating Course Nanticoke River Sail and Power Squardron, Blades, is presenting the American Boating Course (ABC) 12 hour version. This course covers the following topics: Types of Boats, Required Safety Equipment, Rules of the Road, Going Boating, Checking the Boat, Fueling, Getting under way, Navigating Aids, Lights & Sounds, Regulations, Anchoring, Charts, Adverse Conditions, Communications Afloat, Water Sports Safety, Trailering, PWC Operation, Knots & Lines, Introduction to Navigation and Digital Charting. Registration and first class is at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at the Seaford Library. There are seven more classes - every Tuesday and Wednesday from Feb. 12 through March 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. Cost is $50 per person for members and $60 per person for non-members. Cost includes a student manual, cds, knot board, 4 x 15 plotter and dividers. To reserve space and materials, call Ron Dejewski at 536-7226 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312, before Jan. 24, 2014. The class meets state requirements is NASBLA approved and recognized by the U.S.C.G. The group is a unit of the United States Power Squardron.

Senator Brian Pettyjohn 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 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. The meeting is open to the pubic. No reservations are needed.

DAR Mary Vining Chapter The DAR Mary Vining Chapter meets through 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.

9-12 Group Meetings for the 9-12 Group 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

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.

Toastmasters Club Southern Delaware Toastmasters Club meets at the Crossroad Community Church, Georgetown. Club meetings are still being held the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. Toastmasters International, an educational, leadership and communication organization, has existed since 1924.

Broad Creek Grange Meeting The Broad Creek Grange meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month, at Broad Creek Grange Hall (11198 County Seat Hwy., Laurel). For more details, contact Mary Tress at 875-3326. Visitors are welcome.


Alumni Association offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the a trip through Holloway Tours for alumni, family and friends on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 to the Philadelphia Flower Show, TBA Checks should be made payable to the Delmar Alumni Association and mailed to: Dot Wolfgang, 36360 Bi-State Blvd., Delmar, DE 19940. For details call Wolfgang at 846-2366.

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.

Things to do Elsewhere

Ham/Turkey Shoot The Ellendale Ruritan Ham/Turkey Shoot will take place at the Georgetown/Ellendale VFW. Sign up starts at 10:30 a.m., shooting starts at 11. Cancellations will be made by 9 a.m. Refreshments will be for sale by the VFW. Schedule - Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 22, April 26. Rain dates - Feb. 1, March 1, March 29, May 3. For cancellations, call 249-7025.

Stamp Show at Civic Center The Eastern Shore Stamp Club will hold its 53rd annual stamp show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury. The show will feature stamp frame displays and exhibits, a dealer bourse and free stamps and activities for kids. In addition to stamps, coins and postcards will also be available for sale. Admission is free. For more information, call Bert Raymond at 410-208-2929 or e-mail the club at esstampclub@yahoo.com

Delaware ag dinner Tickets are availablefor the 43rd annual Agricultural Industry Dinner, planned for Thursday, Jan. 23, at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover. Sponsored by the Delaware Council of Farm Organizations, the event began in 1971 as a way to celebrate Delaware farmers and honor the states agricultural heritage. Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee will present the Secretarys Award for Distinguished Service to Agriculture. Tickets purchased by the Jan. 10 final deadline are $65 per personor $600 pertable of 10. The evening begins with a reception at 5 p.m. Dinner will state at 6:30. Registration formsare available atdda.delaware.gov; from the Delaware Council of Farm Organizations, P.O. Box 132, Camden-Wyoming, DE 19934; or from Lisa Wildermuth lisa.wildermuth@state.de.us or Holly Porter holly.porter@state.de.us at the Department of Agriculture. Individuals, organizations or companies interested in sponsorships can find out more on theregistration form. For more information, call 302-698-4500.