Bulletin Board
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Little League sign ups Nanticoke Little League sign ups for the upcoming season will be held in the cafeteria at West Seaford Elementary on Saturday, March 1 from 9 a.m. to noon. A parent or legal guardian must be present to sign up their child. Cost is $60 for the first child and $30 for each additional sibling. Try-outs are March 8. For more information, visit NanticokeLittleLeague.org.  

Chicken n Dumpling Dinner St. Johns Methodist Church, Pine Street, will hold a Chicken n Dumpling dinner on Saturday, March 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. Take out will be available. Cost is $8 per adult and $4 for kids 12 and under. For tickets or information, contact Dave Baker at 629-8204 or Donny Dickerson at 629-5309..

Seaford Elks plan dinner A Beef & Dumpling Dinner will be held on Sunday, March 2 from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Seaford Elks #2458, 8846 Elks Rd. Adults are $12, kids under 10 are $6. The public is welcome.

Annual Bluejay Pageant The Student Government Association of Seaford Senior High School will present the 2014 Bluejay Pageant at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, in the Madden Auditorium. This annual event is a night to showcase the programs and students at Seaford Senior High School. Seven students will be running for the title of Miss Seaford Bluejay and Mr. Seaford High. Many students and staff will perform in the talent portion of the program. Acts include singing, dance, poetry and performances by the SHS Chamber Choir and SHS Jazz band. Tickets are available at the door - $4 for adults and $3 for students. Children ages 10 and under are free. All proceeds benefit the scholarship fund of the Student Government Association. For more information, contact Connie Halter at 629-4587, ext. 2520.

Seaford Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled for March. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The gallery is open 1 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, 1 to 7 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Wednesday, March 5, 10 to 11:30 a.m. - Zentangle class for adults with Claudia Leister. $30, includes supplies. This is a new art form in drawing repetitive patterns to create beautiful images. Claudia is one of Delawares certified Zentangle teachers. Saturday, March 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 6 to 9, $40, includes supplies and light lunch. Tuesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 27, 6:30 to 10 p.m. - Carve Peter Cottontail with Bob Larkin. $50, all tools/supplies provided. Saturday, March 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10 to 14, $40, includes supplies and light lunch. Ongoing Classes Mondays: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Impressionistic Oil Painting with Linda Steere, $90/month, $80 members. No class on March 31. Wednesdays: 6 to 8 p.m. - Watercolor with Nancy Laprad, in her home. $55 public, $50 members. Fridays: 9 to 11 a.m. - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad. $5.

DAR Mary Vining news DAR Mary Vining now has a website, darmaryvining.org. Katie Moose from Easton, Md., will speak about herbs and foods and cooking leading up to 1812, at the meeting on Saturday, March 8. Contact a member for meeting time and location. The guest speaker will be announced at a later date for the meeting at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, at the Seaford Library. DAR Mary Vining will have a field trip with CAR chapter on Saturday, May 3. Contact a member for more information. Delaware DAR State DAR meeting will be held at the Hilton Christina on Saturday, May 10. President General of DAR, Lynn Forney Young from Texas, will be the honored guest speaker.

Kiwanis holds annual Bingo Night The Seaford Kiwanis Club is holding its annual Bingo Night on March 15, at the Boys and Girls Club, 310 Virginia Ave., in Seaford. Prizes include filled Longaberger Baskets, Vera Bradley and Thirty-One handbags and many door prizes. Refreshments will be available. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets are available at Soil Service (629-7054) or from any Kiwanis member. For more information call 302-629-2594. Must be 18 to play.

Lions present final variety show After 75 years, the Seaford Lions will present their final variety show, Thanks for the Memories, at Seaford High School, 7:30 nightly on March 20, 21, 22. Tickets are $7 each and on sale at Bank of Delmarva, Nanticoke Automotive and Home Team Realty.

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.  The next meeting will be held in the Fellowship Hall at the Manor House in Seaford from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, March 3. 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.

v Miss and Little Miss Seaford The Miss and Little Miss Pageant will be held on March 28.  Applications are now at Home Team Realty. We are accepting only 12 Little Miss contestants.   The entrance fee will be $10 per contestant. Miss Seaford contestants will not need to produce a talent this year.

NHS plans Basket Bingo The Employee Activity Committee of Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, at the Seaford Moose Lodge, located on Rt. 13A in Seaford.  There will be 20 games that will feature filled Longaberger baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the large hamper and medium wash day basket. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available.  For ticket information, contact the EAC at 629-6611, ext. 8944 or MorrisR@nanticoke.org.

Underground Railroad exhibit The Seaford Museum presents a new exhibit, The Underground Railroad in the Nanticoke Headwaters Area and Harriet Tubman and the Tilly Escape, in the Seaford Museums Webb Room. The exhibit, which runs through May, showcases information on Harriet Tubman and the Tilly Escape, the only documented slave escape led by Harriet Tubman in the state of Delaware and the headwaters of the Nanticoke River which border her home county of Dorchester in the state of Maryland. The Tilly Escape is said to be one of Harriets most complicated and clever escape attempts. Also showcased are other cases of slaves in the area who escaped to freedom through the Underground Railroad. The exhibit may be viewed during the Seaford Museums public hours Thursday through Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. The museum is located at 203 High St., in the old Post Office building. Admission is $5 for adults and children 12 and under are free when accompanied by an Adult. Admission for Seaford Historical Society members is free. For more information, contact the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828 or seafordsociety@verizon.net.

Bingo at the Elks Lodge Bingo at the Seaford Elks Lodge is held every Wednesday night. Doors open at 5:30 and play begins at 7. Cash prizes up to the maximum allowed by law. Bingo is also played the third Sunday of every month with doors opening at 12:30 p.m. and play beginning at 2.


General Membership Meeting The Laurel Alumni Association General Membership Meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5, in the Centenary Methodist Church meeting room. All members are welcome to attend.

Abbotts sponsors Historical Society Abbotts Grill in Laurel is initiating a community day once a month in which 10% of sales for the days lunches and dinners (exclusive of private events) will be donated to a community organization/charity. The Laurel Historical Society has been chosen as the first organization to receive this honor on Tuesday, March 4. Abbotts plans to make this a regular event on the first Tuesday of each month. 

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.

Lions present annual show The Laurel Lions Annual Show, Country Roads, will be presented at Laurel Senior High School, 7:30 nightly on April 3-5. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children ages 4 through 12. The show on Friday, April 4, also offers the option of dinner and show for $18.

Miss and Little Miss Laurel The Miss and Little Miss Laurel Pageant will be held on April 11. Applications will be available at Laurel Town Hall, 201 Mechanic St, Laurel, beginning Feb 27 on Monday-Friday between 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. The first 15 Little Miss Laurel and the first 12 Miss Laurel applications received will be accepted.

Laurel Public Library Adult programs AARP Tax Preparers  Free of charge. By appointment only. Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Now through March 27. To schedule an appointment, call 875-3184. Computer How-to - One-on-One help with many skills involving the computer. Examples include: job search, resume, how to use mouse, setting up an email account, and navigating the Internet. 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 at 10 a.m., stay as long as you want until 2 p.m. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. 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, March 11. 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 a.m. on Thursday mornings. Bring in a needlework project to work on and join the group! Learn to Knit Workshop - A monthly knitting workshop, held at 6 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month. Instructions for beginners, help for intermediates. Bring yarn and size 7 needles for starters. Dates may be changed for holidays. More information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Life in Laurel - informal discussion in the round, the last Thursday each month. Come Feb. 27. Doors open 6 p.m.; meeting runs from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Its a place for folks to ask about Laurel and share life stories. Programs are generated by participants (newcomers and old-timers) not a speaker/lecture format. Every meeting is unique and always fun. More information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Pageturner Book Club - The Pageturner Book Club at Laurel Library meets the second Thursday of each month, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Join us March 13, as we discuss Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. 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, light refreshments and conversation. Call Wenona for details at 875-3184. Tai Chi Class  Six week Introduction to Tai Chi for adults and seniors. Wednesdays 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., March 5, 12, 19 and 26; April 2 and 9. Registration required. Space limited. More information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Tech Talk  Jack the Tech Guy gives expert answers to your tech questions, simple to stumpers. Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday evening, 5 to 7, and Wednesdays from noon to 2 p.m. More information, call the library at 875-3184. Youth programs Buckets, Bolts & Electrodes  Tweens! Theres a new tech club at Laurel Public Library, for young people ages 8 to 12. More information, email tameca.beckett@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. JumpBunch  Preschool & Early Elementary activity, 3rd Friday every month, October through April. Join us at the library from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., March 21, for a free sports and exercise program for little ones. No registration. Builds coordination, balance and confidence. More information, email tameca.beckett@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Leadership Skills Workshop - This four-month leadership program helps young leaders develop skills. Topics: goal setting, project management, entrepreneurship, public speaking. Laurel Public Library partners with the ARK Educational Resource Center. Next meeting - Thursday, March 13, 3:30 p.m. More information, email tameca.beckett@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Preschool Storytime - Come join Ms. Pat and Ms. Tameca in the Story Room every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Children and caregivers will enjoy exploring books, music, games and crafts. More informatio, email tameca.beckett@lib.de.us or call 875-3184.

Ladies Auxiliary sale The Ladies Auxiliary of the Blades Volunteer Fire Company will be selling oyster and chicken salad sandwiches, peas and dumplings and chicken rice soup on Friday, Feb. 28, at the Blades Fire Hall, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Homemade baked goods will be for sale and there will be iced tea and coffee. Eat in or carry out.


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, March 2 and 16. The Bethel Museum is located at 312 First St., Bethel.

Bethel Charge Church Fundraiser Bethel Charge Church Fundraiser will include a Chinese Auction and live auction on Saturday, April 5, at the Laurel Grange Hall, 10912 County Seat Hwy., Rt. 9. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the auction starts at 6. Grab a hot dog and some dessert and join us for a fun night. There will be some great things available.


Delmar Public Library Free income tax preparation provided by local AARP volunteers has begun. Appointments begin at 9:30 a.m., and can be made by calling the library. Space is very limited. This program will continue on Thursdays, Feb. 27, and March 6, 13, 20 and 27. Friday Friendly Folk meet on Fridays in February at 1:30 p.m. The group discusses books, listens to presentations by local experts, and shares life lessons. On Feb. 28, the discussion centers on Leap Year. Friday Friendly Folk is a discussion group for adults. 88 Books That Shaped America book discussion group meets Tuesday, March 11, at 1:30 p.m. To learn more about the books, go to the Library of Congress Books That Shaped America list on their website. Preschool children and their parents or caregivers can attend story time Wednesday, March 5, at 11 a.m. Enjoy books, crafts, and special activities. Elementary and middle school students are welcome to play Wii and board games on Thurs., Feb. 27, at 3:30 p.m. Compete with your friends. Homework Help is available after school on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. Use a laptop and other library resources to work on projects and research. 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 next regular monthly meeting on Monday, March 24, 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.

Double Basket Bingo Extravaganza A Double Basket Bingo Extravaganza to benefit girls sports at Delmar High School will be held at the Delmar VFW Post #8276 in Delmar, Md., on Saturday, March 29. Doors open at 11 a.m. Pizza will be available for purchase for lunch. Session one begins at 1 p.m. Session two begins after dinner. Intermission features a free catered dinner of ham/crab cake/chicken. Regular games are filled with Pampered Chef items. Specials/jackpots are filled with a Coach or Dooney Bourke purse. Over $30,000 worth of Longaberger prizes. For more information and tickets which are $55 each ($65 at the door), call 410-726-7450 (Ronnie) or, after 5 p.m., call 443-235-4463 (Nancy).


Join the Greenwood 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. 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.


Annual Bridgeville Library fundraiser The annual fundraiser for the Friends of the Bridgeville Library will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday, March 14, at the Heritage Shores Club House Ballroom. The Disco Party theme dance will feature music by DJ Jumping Jukebox. Included in the ticket price will be light hors doeuvres, coffee, tea and dessert cake. A cash bar will be available. There will be a 50/50 raffle and Specialty Basket raffles. The $25 per person ticket is only available by advance sale at the Bridgeville Library, Town Hall, or by calling Cheryl Gerring at 337-9733.

Bridgeville Library Visit 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. 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.


Ad Hoc Touring Company reading The Ad Hoc Touring Company, affiliate of Possum Point Players meets the first Monday of each month at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Rd. in Georgetown.  At their monthly session at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 3, Ad Hoc will be reading Larry Shues The Foreigner. The public is invited to attend and participate. For more information about Ad Hoc, contact Roger Ault at 226-1118 or rogerault@comcast.net.

Restoration of Dr. Green house The Dr. Stephen Green house located on South Front Street in Georgetown is one of the towns oldest structures. The north portion of the house was built in the late 1700s shortly after the founding of Georgetown. In 1868, a three-story bay section was added when another home was moved and attached to the original house. Green was a physician and served as a magistrate in the mid 1800s. Brian Matthias, who is in the process of renovating the Green House for his residence, lived in Georgetown as a child, graduating from Sussex Central High School in 1976. He moved to Pennsylvania where he established a thriving insurance agency, and he is now returning to the area. The prior owner of the property previously accomplished some restoration but the property has been unoccupied for 10 years. Matthias will talk of the history of the structure, its unusual features, and his plans for the restoration at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 3, at the Georgetown Historical Society, Marvel Carriage Museum, 510 S. Bedford St., Georgetown. The public is invited. There is no charge to attend, parking is abundant, and refreshments will be served after the talk. For more information, contact the Historical Society at 855-9660.

Hospice Beef and Brew fundraiser Delaware Hospices annual Beef and Brew fundraiser will be held from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Friday, March 21, at the Georgetown CHEER Center. Guests will enjoy the live music of The Funsters, catering by Lighthouse Catering, beer sponsored by Banks Wines & Spirits and the Starboard Restaurant, and bidding on prizes in the raffles and silent auction. Delaware Hospice invites you to support the event through sponsorships or donations of auction items. Tickets are $40 per person until March 14, and $50 per person after March 14 and at the door. Contact Peggy Dolby, 302-746-4666 or pdolby@delawarehospice.org for tickets or sponsorship information, or visit www.delawarehospice.org.

Players season tickets The 41st season of Possum Point Players is full of mystery, music, mayhem, maternity and merriment! 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 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.


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 continues 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. (March 25). This program is free; no registration is required. For more information, visit www.carolib.org or call 410-479-1343.


Acorn Club business meeting The Acorn Club of Seaford will hold a business meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27. Guest speaker will be John Barr, Seaford High School New Tech Program.

Seaford AARP meeting Seaford AARP #1084 had an excellent turnout at our February gathering. With anticipation of even a larger crowd on Wednesday, March 5, we will meet at the StarGate where we hope to have better seating arrangements. Mark your calendars and please try to join us at noon on March 5. Remember, friends are like old shoes, youd hate to lose them. For more information, call 629-7180.

Bird Club meeting The Sussex Bird Club (SBC) will hold a meeting on Sunday, March 9 at 2 p.m. at Cadbury in Lewes. Speaker Sally OByrne will discuss Ringing with the Wash Wader Ringers. Sussex Bird Club meetings are open to SBC members, those who are interested in becoming SBC members and all Cadbury residents.

Safe Boating Class The Nanticoke River Sail and Power Squadron will present a Basic Safe Boating Class from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club located at the marina in Blades. Come to pre-registration at the marina from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, to receive your student manual. This class is a Boat Delaware course taught by Nanticoke River Sail & Power Squadron instructors. All students must be a minimum of 12 years of age to attend. There must be a minimum of five students per class or class may be cancelled or rescheduled. Cost is $20 per person or $30 for up to three in the same family. For more information, contact Ron Dejewski at 536-7226 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

Ad Hoc Touring Company meeting Ad Hoc Touring Company, an affiliate of Possum Point Players, meets the first Monday of each month at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Rd., Georgetown.  For more information about Ad Hoc, contact Roger Ault at 226-1118 or rogerault@comcast.net.

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.

Sea Purls knitting group The Sea Purls Chapter of The Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown on the corner of Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road. Lunch is available. New members always welcome. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.

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.

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.

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. Senator Brian Pettyjohn Sen. Brian Pettyjohn (R-Georgetown) 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. No reservations are needed.

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

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.


Delmar Alumni offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trips for alumni, family and friends. Wednesday, March 5 - $82 - Philadelphia Flower Show - this years theme is Agriculture. Horticulture design in itself is a form of art. Sunday, July 13 - $107 - Mickey Gilley and Gene Watson from Branson, Mo. a musical fusion of country, rock, blues and R&B. Make checks payable to The Delmar Alumni Association, c/o Dot Wolfgang, 36360 Bi State Blvd., Delmar, DE 19940. 

Seaford Widowed Persons trips The Seaford WPS is offering the following trips: Sight & Sound, March 26 - See Moses. Cost of the trip is $89 and also includes a buffet lunch at Bird-in-Hand restaurant and driver gratuity. Virginia International Tattoo, April 27 - Visit Virginia International Tattoo at the Scope in Norfolk. The Tattoo is a mass performance by military bands, color guards and drill teams, drum corps, bagpipers, singers and dancers from around the world - many from the US. With over 750 performers this is a trip you will not want to miss. Cost is $112 and also includes a buffet dinner, Navy Base tour, Tattoo Hullabaloo entertainment and driver gratuity. For more info, call Fran at 629-4416.

Trip to see Moses The Laurel Senior Center is offering a trip to Sight & Sound to see Moses on Thursday, May 22. Cost is $102 and includes transportation, show and a meal at Shady Maple. For more information, contact the Laurel Senior Center at 875-2536.

AARP #1376 offers trips Salisbury AARP #1376 is offering the following trips: April 6 - 2016 Cherry Blossoms on The Spirit Ship out of Washington, D.C. Contact E. Seaton, 410-742-6684. May 19-24 - 2014 Golden Isles of Georgia, Charleston, S.C. and Savannah with meal at Paula Deens and show at the Savannah Theater. Contact J. Shockley at 410-749-6093.

Thrills in Louisville June 16-21 - 6 days-5 nights, $725 per person (double occupancy), $75 signup (single slightly higher). Backstretch Breakfast Tour, Churchill Downs, Derby Dinner Playhouse & Belle of Louisville Riverboat Dinner Cruise. Tribute to the Legends Show at Renfro Valley, Kentucky Derby Museum, Shaker Village, Louisville Slugger Museum, Glassblowing at Glassworks, Heavens Hill Distillery, Historical Arms Museum. For more information, call Lucille Richardson at 410-754-8588 or Vicki Galloway at 410-754-9997.

March travel and culture trips The Corporate and Community Programs division of Delaware Technical Community Colleges Owens Campus is offering the following trips and activities in March to help you get rid of the winter blues. Philadelphia Flower Show  On Tuesday, March 4, experience the combinations of art and horticulture at the 184th show that celebrates everyone from Michelangelo to Monet, Picasso to Pollack, and daVinci to Dali. Cost is $79 per person. St. Paddys Progressive Lunch  On Friday, March 14, celebrate in grand style as we follow the leprechauns and three restaurants will roll out the green carpet. Cost is $65 per person. Ripleys Believe It or Not  On Saturday, March 15, experience the most unbelievable stories and oddities. Robert Ripley has collected odd, unusual, and the unexplained for 35 years in over 201 countries. Cost is $85 per person. Moses at the Sight and Sound Theatre  On Tuesday, March 18, see the greatest biblical epic of the Old Testament come to life. Cost includes a family style late lunch at Hershey Farms. Cost is $149 per person. The U.S. Mint/Food Tour of Philadelphia  On Thursday, March 20, enjoy a tour of the largest coin factory in the world  The United States Mint at Philadelphia  followed by an introduction of Phillys best specialty shops and restaurants while sampling Phillys best foods. For more information, or to register, contact Corporate and Community Programs at 302-259-6361 or visit www.dtcc.edu/continuing-education/personal-enrichment/owens-campus/travel-culture.

Trip to South Carolina, Georgia The Greenwood Cheer Activity Center will host a 6 day-5 night motor coach trip to Charleston, S.C. and Savannah, Ga., from Oct. 13-18. Cost is $579 per person (double occupancy). Package includes 5 nights lodging including overnights, 5 breakfasts, southern-style buffet lunch at Paula Deens Lady & Sons Restaurant, 2 full course dinners, guided tours of Savannah and Charleston, Patriots Point Tour including the USS Yorktown and Congressional Medal of Honor Museum, Boone Hall Plantation Home & Gardens, River Street District, Charleston City Market, souvenir gift, luggage handling, all taxes and meal gratuities and motor coach transportation. A $50 deposit is due upon sign up to confirm your reservation. The trip is open to the public. For more information or to register, call site manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.


Worcester Prep presents Grease Worcester Preparatory School in Berlin, Md. will present Grease at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, March 1. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door. For tickets and information, call 410-641-3575.

Mardi Gras celebration A Mardi Gras celebration will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, at the Harrington Fire Hall, 20 Clark St., Harrington. Music and dancing with deejay, Just Kidding Around, dinner and drinks with a taste of New Orleans, fun and games, silent and live auctions. Benefits the Lake Forest Community Education Fund. Tickets are $25; call Mary 302-284-3230 or Rebecca 302-284-9365.

Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival Calling all bakers and chocolate lovers! The 24th Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival is Saturday, March 1, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Rehoboth Convention Center. Mark your calendars now and start thinking of a favorite recipe you would like to enter in the contest. There are seven categories: cookies, brownies, pies, cheesecakes, candy, cake and most unusual. In addition to sampling decadent chocolate, guests can visit with vendors and enjoy childrens crafts. Admission tickets are $5 (includes 5 tastes) at the door or they can be purchased in advance at the Rehoboth Beach Main Street office, Azura Clothing, Snyders Candy, or The Boardwalk Plaza Hotel. For more information, photos or to volunteer for the Chocolate Festival, call 302-227-2772, or visit www.downtownrehoboth.com.

Family Skate Night Join First State BMX as they host Family Skate Night at Milford Skating Center from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 2. Admission is $3 per person with skate rental an additional $2. Proceeds benefit First State BMX, a non-profit sports organization in Milford. For more information, contact Larry Schmidt at 302-448-0110.

Sussex County Democrats host expo The public is invited to attend the Sussex County Democrats Expo on March 1-2, from 3 to 5 p.m. The March 1 event will be held at the Democratic Party Headquarters at 10 W. Pine St., just off the Circle in Georgetown. The March 2 event will take place at Fish On restaurant in the Village of Five Point outside Lewes. Both venues will feature a Mardi Gras celebration, with complimentary appetizers, prizes and games. The expo will offer an opportunity to learn about the following Democratic organizations: Eastern Sussex Democrats, Progressive Democrats of Sussex County, Shore Democrats, Barbara Gittings Delaware Stonewall Democrats, Sussex County Womens Democratic Club, Sussex County Black Caucus, Western Sussex Democrat Club, and Delaware Young Democrats. For directions or more information, contact Dennis Steigerwalt at >demexpo14@gmail.com.

Forum on Land Use LWV of Sussex County presents a free public forum on Land Use entitled Enhancing Citizen Engagement in the Participatory Planning Process. The forum will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, in the Conference Room of the Beebe Medical Arts Building on John Williams Highway (Rt. 24), Rehoboth.

Ham & Cabbage Dinner The Galestown Community House Committee will have a Ham & Cabbage Dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, at the Galestown Community House.  Dinner includes ham, cabbage, potatoes, bread and drink. Green beans will be available for those who dont care for cabbage. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased in advance by calling 443-235-1368 or at the door.  Proceeds will be used for improvements at the Galestown Community House.

Equine Council scholarship dinner The Delaware Equine Councils Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, at the Harrington Moose Lodge. The event will feature dinner, scholarship awards, cash bar, silent and live auction, and raffle.  Tickets are $30 per person. Group discounts are available. Deadline for tickets is March 15. They can be purchased at Chicks, Harrington, or contact Mark Stevens at Mark3545@gmail.com, Stan at 302-684-3966 or Kathy at 302-670-7358.  Donated items and gift certificates for the silent and live auction are appreciated. Visit www.delawareequinecouncil.org.

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 - March 22, April 26. Rain dates - March 29, May 3. For cancellations, call 249-7025.

Heroes Haven Cash Bash A chance to win $250 every 15 minutes for 4 hours! The event will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, at the Sharptown Firemens Memorial Building. $25 ticket includes chance to win plus dinner, draft beer, sodas and water. Blackjack tables, cake wheel, instant bingos and raffles also available. Need not be present to win. For tickets or information, call Ray 410-215-9354 or Hank 443-359-3400. Proceeds will benefit Heroes Haven, a local program that brings wounded heroes to the Eastern Shore for hunting and hospitality. For more information, visit www.heroeshaven218.org.