Bulletin Board
Thursday, March 13, 2014

Pancake/Sausage Supper rescheduled Due to inclement weather, the March 4th Pancake/Sausage Supper at Bethel Community House on Neals School Road, Seaford, has been rescheduled for Monday, March 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. Menu includes scrambled eggs, hash brown casserole, scalloped apples and drink. Eat in only.  Cost is a donation of $8. Tickets are still available. Call 302-337-8316 or 410-754-8681.

Annual geranium sale The Western Sussex Branch of AAUW is taking orders for their annual geranium sale to raise scholarship money for a local high school student, a Del Tech student going on for an advanced degree, and a Delaware Space Academy student. Lakeside Greenhouse in Laurel will again provide the best quality plants. Available colors include red, white, pink, salmon and fuchsia. The price for each 6-inch pot is $4.50. To order, call 629-4619 or contact any AAUW member by March 21. The plants will be available for pick up at the West Seaford Elementary School parking lot (across from the old Seaford Golf and County Club) or Nanticoke Senior Center on Saturday, April 26 between 8 and 11 a.m. Geraniums left at 11, will be sold to the public.

Family Fun Night Join us for Family Fun Night at the Western Seaford Boys and Girls Club in Seaford. Enjoy open pool with floats, themed arts and crafts, fun physical activities in the gym, low cost refreshments and much more. Select Fridays: March 14, 7 to 9 p.m. - Carnival Night April 11, 7 to 9 p.m. - Spring into Family Night May 9, 7 to 9 p.m. - Cinco de Mayo June 6, 7 to 9 p.m. - Summer Fun For more information, call Amanda at 262-9459.

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.

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. 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.

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.

Spring Basket Bingo Nanticoke Senior Center will offer Spring Basket Bingo on Thursday, April 10. Doors open at 6 p.m., and games start at 7.  There will be many special baskets, extra games, raffle items, a silent auction and over 30 chances to win a prize. Prizes include Longaberger baskets, Thirty-One bags and Vera Bradley bags. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets may be purchased at the center or online at www.nanticokeseniorcenter.com.

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.

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.

DAR Mary Vining news DAR Mary Vining now has a website, darmaryvining.org. 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.

Gospel concert at Senior Center On Saturday, June 14, Nanticoke Senior Center will present a Grand Old Gospel Concert. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the concert will begin at 7. Attendees will enjoy the music of three popular gospel artists - Donnie Sumner, Jerry Jones and Thomas Slaughter. Special guest Jimmy Hoppa will serve as master of ceremonies. Tickets, which are $15 each, may be purchased at the center or online at www.nanticokeseniorcenter.com.


American Legion Chili Cook-Off American Legion Post 19 in Laurel will hold a Chili Cook-off at the Legion on Sunday, March 16. Doors open from 1 to 4 p.m. for judging. Set up for entrants is from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $12 a table for chili entry and $5 per person for tasting and judging form. The event is open to the public. For more information, contact second vice-commander Michael Shuhart at Shoey9394@aol.com or 302-249-1236.

Pinterest Party Join former staff member Gail Bruce at the Laurel Library in the Carpenter Community Room at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, as she demonstrates how the social media website Pinterest has jazzed up her life. From novice to expert, everyone will have a good time and learn something new. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us.

Miss and Little Miss Laurel The Miss and Little Miss Laurel Pageant will be held on April 11. Applications are available at Laurel Town Hall, 201 Mechanic St, Laurel, 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.

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.

Laurel Library Adult programs AARP Tax Preparers  Free of charge. By appointment only, through March 27. Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 875-3184. Computer How-to - One-on-one help with many skills involving the computer. 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 from 10 a.m to 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. Tuesday, March 11. Find out about our fundraising events to support youth programming at the library. Happy Knitters - Knitting is alive and well at the library at 10:30 on Thursday mornings. Bring in a needlework project to work on and join the group. Learn to Knit Workshop - Monthly knitting workshop, 6 p.m., last Thursday of each month. For beginners to intermediates. Bring yarn and size 7 needles. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Life in Laurel - An informal discussion in the round, the last Thursday of each month. Come March 27. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the meeting runs from 6:30 to 7:45. This is a place for folks to ask about Laurel and share life stories. Programs are generated by participants. For more information, email normajean.fowler@lib.de.us or call 875-3184. Pageturner Book Club - The Pageturner Book Club meets the second Thursday of each month, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Join us on March 13, as we discuss Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. 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. 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 from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., started March 5, and coninuing March 19 and 26; April 2 and 9. Registration is required and space is limited. For 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 p.m., and Wednesday noon to 2 p.m. For more information, call the library at 875-3184. Youth programs For all youth program information, call Ms. Tameca at 875-3184 or email tameca.beckett@lib.de.us. Buckets, Bolts & Electrodes  Tweens! This new tech club for young people ages 8 to 12, meets 3 to 4 p.m., the first Thursday every month. Dont miss the fun on March 6. Girls Get IT (Information Technology) - A girls only tech club for Teens and Tweens that meets the third Thursday of each month at the Digital Media Lab. The next meeting is from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on March 20. JumpBunch  Preschool & Early Elementary activity, third 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. 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.


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 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. Eat at Laurel Pizzeria Help the Bethel Historical Society on the second Wednesday of every month by eating at the Laurel Pizzeria between 5 and 9 p.m. Ten percent of your check will be donated to the Bethel Historical Society. Eat in or carry out. You must bring in a special coupon to receive the ten percent off. For more information, call 877-0660.


Chicken and Crust Dinner St. Stephens UMC in Delmar will hold a Chicken and Crust Dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 22. Cost is $12 for adults, $5 for kids ages 4 to 12 and free for kids ages 3 and under. The dinner will be held in Camelot Hall next to the church on East State Street in Delmar.

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).

Delmar Public Library Free income tax preparation provided by local AARP volunteers continues this month. Appointments begin at 9:30 a.m. and can be made by calling the library. Space is very limited. This program will continue Thursdays, March 13, 20, and 27. 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, 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. The Friends of the Delmar Public Library will meet on Thursday, March 20, at 7 p.m. Join the Friends and support the library. The KC Madhatters will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, 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. Friday Friendly Folk meet on March 14, 21, and 28 at 1:30 p.m. This adult group discusses books, listens to presentations by local experts, and shares life lessons. On Friday, March 14, well talk about the traditions of St. Patricks Day and Mardi Gras. Friday, March 21, is an open discussion. Bring a news story or topic to discuss. On March 28, the discussion centers on April Fools Day. Preschool children and their parents or caregivers can attend story time Wednesdays, March 19, and 26, 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, March 25, at 3:30 p.m. Compete with your friends. Teen Tech Week is March 10-15. Join us on Thursday, March 13, at 3:30 p.m., and learn to write computer code and create your own game. Pages and Pizza book discussion group for middle and high school students will be held on Monday, March 17, at 3:30 p.m. Bring the book youre reading and discuss it with the group. Everyone enjoys pizza after the discussion. The teen advisory committee meets immediately after Pages and Pizza. TAC members share their ideas for programs and titles for the librarys collection. Want to homeschool your children, but dont know how or even where to start? Homeschool 101 workshop will be held on Saturday, March 29, at 10 a.m. Learn from the experts, discover library resources, and meet new people who share your passion. For more information on these programs, call the library at 846-9894 or stop in. Program information is also available online at delmarpubliclibrary.org or on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest or email delmar.library@lib.de.us.

BBQ dinner fundraiser Delmar Wesleyan Church will holds its annual EM-INGS BBQ dinner fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 12. Carry-outs only. The church is located at 800 E. East St., Delmar, Md. To purchase tickets, contact Jim Littleton at 875-1153 or 430-9812.


Greenwood Library fundraiser On Wednesday, March 26, from 3 p.m. to closing, the Friends of the Greenwood Public Library invite you to support the library while enjoying a meal at Smiths Family Restaurant in Greenwood. No coupon is needed to participate; a percentage of your purchase will go to the Friends of the Greenwood Library.

BBQ Beef and Chicken Dinner The veterans of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 at 2 Governors Ave., Greenwood, will hold their annual Spring BBQ Beef and Chicken Dinner on Sunday, March 30. Serving is from noon to 3 p.m. and carry-outs will be available. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 4 to 6, and free for children under age 4.  Proceeds benefit the VFW Post 7478 and its programs. For more information, contact Sr. Vice Commander Harold Mullins at 670-6695. Tai Chi, Line Dance classes The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering complimentary Tai Chi and Line Dance Classes during the month of March. For more information or to register for a class, call site manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.

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.

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.


Marksmanship competition planned The MJROTC marksmanship team at Woodbridge High School will have their annual marksmanship competition against the Military Club of Heritage Shores at Woodbridge High School on Tuesday, March 18, at 3:30 p.m., in the high school gymnasium. Light refreshments will be served after the competition. The military club is made up of retired military veterans who live in the Heritage Shores community.

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.


Free retirement workshop Join the attorneys of Procino Wells, LLC and InFocus Financial Advisors, Inc. for a free retirement workshop at the Georgetown Public Library on Saturday, March 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Topics include estate planning, asset protection from long term care costs, social security and financial planning. Light refreshments will be served. Call 628-4140 to reserve your seat as space is limited.

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.


St. Patricks Day meeting The Acorn Club of Seaford, Inc. will hold its St. Patricks Day Soup and Sandwich meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, at Christ Lutheran Church. Deanna Collins, Louise Ellis and their committee will host.

MOPH meeting Chapter 1787 of The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, at Pizza King, 358 E. DuPont Hwy., Millsboro. All combat wounded are invited to come and meet fellow Purple Heart veterans. You do not need to be a member to attend the meeting. MOPH is the only veterans service organization that is comprised exclusively of combat wounded veterans. Associate membership is also available to a parent, step-parent, spouse, sibling, or lineal descendant of a living or deceased Purple Heart recipient. For more information, contact John Jackson at 302-228-9577 or jdsussex@verizon.net. Visit us at Facebook.com/MOPH1787.

Sussex County Genealogical meeting Genealogy of a House will be presented at the March general meeting of the Sussex County Genealogical Society on Saturday, March 15, at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library.  After a brief business meeting at 10:30 a.m., Margaret Raubacfher Dunham, of the Delaware Public Archives, will cover the steps to research a house or property starting with the chain of title and how important deed research is to the whole process. The presentation covers the different collections in the Delaware archives that can help achieve the goal of dating a building or property. She will also cover learning how to research the people that owned the house or property.  The public is welcome. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org or contact Sheryl Schulte at sherylaschulte@gmail.com.

Widowed Persons meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, March 18 at 12:15 p.m. at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. Planned guest speaker will be Colleen Culver, author. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come and join us - we all enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc., that we do.

Sussex Pomona Grange meeting Sussex Pomona Grange #3 will meet on Thursday, March 20, at the Broad Creek Grange, 11198 County Seat Rd., Laurel. A covered dish dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker is professional interpreter, Lois Steel. Host is Midland Grange #27. For information, contact Barbara Wright, acting secretary, at 629-7251.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.


Trip to see Man of La Mancha Heritage Shores in Bridgeville is sponsoring a bus trip to see Man of La Mancha, at the Dupont Theatre on Saturday, March 29. Cost for bus and show is $105. Lunch at Iron Hill Brewery. Call Sue Lipinski at 956-0469.

Delmar Alumni offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trip for alumni, family and friends. 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. 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.


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.

AYCE Wing Dinner Eldorado-Brookview VFD will hold an AYCE Wing Dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 28. Cost is $15 and includes four flavors of wings, hot dogs, french fries and iced tea. Beer will be available for an additional cost.  The Eldorado-Brookview VFD also has a monthly breakfast buffet on the third Sunday of each month (September through June) from 7 to 11 a.m. Cost is $8 and includes AYCE pancakes, eggs, scrapple, sausage, bacon, potatoes, cream chipped beef, omelets, fruit and drinks.  For more information, call 410-943-4004 or visit www.ebvfd.org. 

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.

CHEER Eco Fair Join us for the first annual CHEER Eco Fair at the Coastal Leisure Center in Ocean View on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Green vendors are needed to participate and show their love for Mother Earth. For more information, contact Yolanda at 539-2671 or ygallego@cheerde.com.

Annual Senior Art Exhibit All artists age 50 and over are invited to exhibit their artwork at Delaware Technical Community Colleges 23rd Annual Statewide Senior Art Exhibit beginning April 28. Information packets are available, and can be obtained by calling Corporate and Community Programs at 302-259-6361. The Statewide Senior Art Exhibit displays recent painting/work of art in oil, watercolor, acrylics, pastels, charcoal, photography, sculpture (metal/stone), pottery, stained glass, woodcarving, ceramics, and other. Ribbons are awarded in each category. No more than two entries are allowed per person in the exhibit. Bring artwork to the Carter Partnership Center on Monday, April 14, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information, or to register, contact Corporate and Community Programs at the number listed above or visit www.dtcc.edu/continuing-education/personal-enrichment/owens-campus/travel-culture.