Bulletin Board
Thursday, April 30, 2015
 
ALL ABOUT SEAFORD:

Dinner in the Library The 6th Annual Dinner in the Library at the Seaford District Library will be held on Saturday, May 2. Social hour is at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7. Guest author Tony Russo will discuss the history of beer making in the Chesapeake Bay area and the new craft brewing movement. Cost is $50 per person. RSVP to Peggy Boyd at 536-1449 or peggymboyd@comcast.net.

Chicken BBQ for SHS Class of '17 The Seaford High School Class of 2017 is sponsoring a Chicken BBQ on Saturday, May 2, beside Home Team Realty in front of the baseball park. Cost is $8 for a quarter of a chicken, soda, chips, roll and pickle. Chicken will be ready for sale close to 9:30 a.m. Tickets may be purchased by contacting Mrs. Deanna Shaw, Seaford High School, at 629-9179, ext. 2233 or 2231. You may also purchase chicken dinners at the event.

Historical Society lecture Red Moulinier, president of the Delaware River and Bay Lighthouse Foundation, will discuss "The History of the National Harbor of Refuge" at 7:15 p.m. on Monday, May 4 at the Manor House in Seaford.

Gallery 107 Art Classes The following classes are scheduled for May. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The gallery is open 1-5 p.m. Thursdays, 1-5 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Special classes Children's Art Class - Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., with Karen Owens, ages 6-9, $40 includes supplies and light lunch. Pen and Ink Class - Tuesday, May 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. - with Nancy LaPrad. Students should bring an Ultra-fine Sharpie pen to class. Paper furnished by instructor. $30 members, $35 non-members. Zentangle Class - Wednesday, May 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. - with Claudia Leister. Zentangle is a fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. $30 members, $35 public. All supplies included. Children's Art Class - Saturday, May 23, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., with Karen Owens, ages 10-14, $40 includes supplies and light lunch. Willing adults can join in. Ongoing Classes Mondays (except Memorial Day) - Impressionistic Oil Painting - 12:30-3 p.m., with Linda Steere three classes, $60 members, $67.50 non-members. Register by Friday, May 1, to ensure that minimum class size of four is filled. Fridays - Canvas and Coffee - 9-11 a.m. - with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5. Saturdays - Intermediate Oil Painting Class - June 6, 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25 - 3-5 p.m. Eight-week class with Linda Steere on Saturdays beginning May 30. $100 members, $110 non-members. Age level: adults 16+. Some prior experience with oil painting is required. You must be paid in advance and be registered on or before Thursday, May 28. Space is limited so register as soon as possible. Call 875-2702 for more details.

Trinity Foundation Yard Sale Trinity Foundation is hosting its 2nd annual Yard Sale in the Trinity Logistics Parking Lot on Saturday, May 16, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you want to donate items to jut get rid of them, we'll set up the table and sell your item for charity. If you want to come and set up a spot to sell your goods, you can do that too, and keep your profit. Just rent space for $20. If one table isn't enough, you can rent extras for $5 each. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact Breanna Bly at 800-763-2028 or breanna.bly@trinitylogistics.com. Last year the foundation's yard sale raised over $600 which helped a team member battling cancer, and also helped fund numerous needs throughout the year.

Strawberry Festival Bethel United Methodist Church at Oak Grove will hold a Strawberry Festival on Saturday, May 30 at 2381 Neals School Rd., Seaford, to benefit the Nurture, Outreach and Witness Committee of the church. Tables and spaces are available for arts and crafts vendors, flea markets, organizations, etc. The cost is $10 per table or space. Call 410-479-3205 or 629-6126 for reservations by Thursday, May 14.

Garden Club tour of area gardens The Spade & Trowel Garden Club will present "Through the Garden Gate," a tour of seven gardens in the Seaford-Bridgeville area, on Saturday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Among the featured gardens is the miniature railroad garden of Mary and Hollis Noel. Advance tickets are $15 and $20 at the door (the Nanticoke River Yacht Club). Lunch is available while supplies last at the Yacht Club for $10 and may be reserved in advance. See club members for tickets or visit Gallery 107 or RE/MAX in Seaford. For more information, call 628-1385.

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.

ALL ABOUT LAUREL:

Boy Scout Troop 90 fundraiser Boy Scout Troop 90 will hold a fundraiser to raise money for summer camp on Saturday, May 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Carey's Garage in Laurel. Scrapple sandwiches will be for sale in the morning and hot dogs in the afternoon.

Auxiliary Yard/Bake Sale The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 19, will hold an indoor Yard/Bake Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, at the American Legion Post 19, Rt. 24, Laurel. Breakfast and lunch sandwiches will be available. Proceeds will benefit children and youth programs. For more information, call Connie at 841-2730.

Scholarships available The Laurel Lioness Club will be giving two $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors who live in the Laurel School District. Applications are in the guidance office at Laurel High School and Sussex Tech High School. Applications should be mailed and received by the Laurel Lioness Club (PO Box 105, Laurel, DE 19956) by May 1.

Church Bazaar, Yard Sale A Church Bazaar & Yard Sale will be held at 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 2, at Laurel Wesleyan Church, 30186 Seaford Rd., Laurel. Call 381-4372 for vendor information and yard sale table availability.

Yard Sale & Cook Out Portsville United Methodist Church will hold a Spring Fling Yard Sale & Cook Out sponsored by the United Methodist Women from 7:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 9. The church is located on Dogwood Lane and Portsville Road, 3.5 miles west of Laurel.

Annual Strawberry Festival St. Philip's 9th Annual Strawberry Festival, 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, will be held on Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be crafters, exhibitors, a baked goods table, attic treasures, free entertainment and much more. Breakfast, lunch and strawberry shortcake will be served. Crafter and exhibitor space is available. Call Charles at 875-5537. Proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations.

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.

ALL ABOUT DELMAR:

Bridgeville Community Yard Sale The Town of Bridgeville will host a Community-Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, May 2, beginning at 7 a.m., with lots of bargains throughout town.

Library Board seeks applicants The Bridgeville Library Board of Trustees is seeking applicants for a five-year term on the board. The board will review applications received and forward a recommendation to the resident judge of the Superior Court of Sussex County for appointment. Board members must be a resident of the Woodbridge School District, preferably within the Bridgeville post office service area. Library Board members oversee the library as representatives of the community. They determine policies governing the operation and programs of the library. They develop and oversee the operating budget. They actively support library related legislation. The Board has monthly meetings, usually on the third Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m., that are open to the public. Applications are available at the Bridgeville Public Library, 600 S. Cannon St., Bridgeville. For more information, contact Karen Johnson at 337-7401, ext.107. Deadline to apply is May 13.

ALL ABOUT BRIDGEVILLE:

Yard Sale to benefit Relay for Life The Marching Chefs Relay For Life team will hold a yard sale from 7 to 11 a.m. at 305 Cedar St., Bridgeville, on Saturday, May 2.

Library closed The Bridgeville Library will be closed on Thursday, May 7, due to staff training. For more information, contact the library at 337-7401.

Bridgeville Senior Center events Friday, May 1 - 10-11 a.m. - Chair Yoga & Machine Exercise; 8 a.m. - noon - Yard & Bake Sale Saturday, May 2 - 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Yard & Bake Sale Monday, May 4 - PNC & PO; 9:30 a.m. - Thelma for B/P; 10-11:30 a.m. - Members meeting; 11:30 a.m. - Lunch; 12:30 p.m. - Food Lion Tuesday, May 5 - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Spring Photo Fundraiser & Mary Kay Makeover; Noon - Lunch Wednesday, May 6 - 10 a.m. - Bible Study; Noon - Lunch; 12:45 p.m. - Jeff's Greenhouse Thursday, May 7 - 10 a.m. - Bowling; Noon - Lunch; 1:15 p.m. - Walgreens Friday, May 8 - Special lunch & Bingo Monday, May 11 - PNC & PO; 11 a.m. - Noon - Gloria Holland will sing; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Walmart Tuesday, May 12 - 9:30 a.m. - Leave for Laurel Senior Center Wednesday, May 13 - 9:30 a.m. - Food Box pick up; 10 a.m. - Bible Study; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Cancer Walk to Dollar General Store Thursday, May 14 - 10 a.m. - Bowling; Noon - Lunch; 1:15 p.m. - Walgreens Friday, May 15 - Greenwood CHEER will visit for lunch and bingo Monday, May 18 - PNC & PO; 10-11 a.m. - Chair Yoga & Machine Exercise; 11 a.m. - Noon - Craft; 1 p.m. - Food Lion Tuesday, May 19 - 10 a.m. - Noon - Wanda for natural foods; Noon - Lunch Wednesday, May 20 - 10 a.m. - Bible Study; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Big Lots Thursday, May 21 - 10 a.m. - Bowling; Noon - Lunch; 1:15 p.m. - Walgreens Friday, May 22 - 10-11:30 a.m. - Free Diabetes Education Classes; 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Lunch; Classes resume after Lunch Monday, May 25 - Center closed for Memorial Day Tuesday, May 26 - PNC & PO; 10 a.m. - Noon - Grocery Bingo; Noon - Lunch; Full Card after Lunch Wednesday, May 27 - 10 a.m. - Bible Study; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Save A Lot Thursday, May 28 - 10 a.m. - Bowling; Noon - Lunch; 1:15 p.m. - Walgreens Friday, May 29 - 10-11:30 a.m. - Free Diabetes Education Classes; 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Lunch; Classes resume after Lunch.

Kiwanis BBQ Stand The Bridgeville Kiwanis Club BBQ stand is now open on weekends through Oct. 4. Kiwanis BBQ chicken is available four miles west of Bridgeville on Rt. 404, Seashore Highway.

Bridgeville Community Yard Sale The Town of Bridgeville will host a Community-Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, May 2, beginning at 7 a.m., with lots of bargains throughout town.

Jumpin' June Jamboree The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will hold its annual fundraising event, Jumpin June Jamboree, at the Bridgeville Library from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 13. There will be live music, a deejay, vendors, games and basket raffles. Adult tickets are $5, children over four are $2.50, and children three and under are free. Food will be available for purchase. Tables are available for vendor purchase and volunteers are needed. For more information about the event and tables, contact Pat Smith at 337-7186 or thimspat@aol.com.

ALL ABOUT GREENWOOD:

Train to be a Jedi Knight On Monday, May 4, come to the library at 4 p.m. to train to be a Jedi Knight. This program is for ages 5 and up as the training will scale with age. Prepare to exercise your mind and body in the ways of the force and for extra fun, come dressed as your favorite character! See you there and "May the 4th" be with you! The program is sponsored by the Greenwood Public Library and is free and open to all. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Orphan Train Movement Program Donna Aviles, award-winning author and granddaughter of an orphan train rider, will present "The Orphan Train Movement 1854-1929" at 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 4, at the Greenwood Public Library. Come and learn the history of this 75 year "social experiment" - now recognized as our country's first Foster Care System - which transported an estimated 250,000 homeless children from the streets of East Coast cities to farming communities of the Midwest in search of stable homes. This presentation includes the first person account of orphan train rider Oliver Nordmark who, in 1906, traveled with his younger brother from the Children's Village on Long Island to the small town of Bern, Kan. Attendees will hear audio recordings of Oliver telling just what it was like to ride the orphan train and then be chosen by a childless farmer and his wife. Additional recordings include "life in the orphanage" and "living in a sod house on the Kansas prairie." The presentation concludes with a discussion of the importance of journaling one's own story, through oral history or personal narrative, as a means of preserving social history. Q&A is encouraged. The program is free and open to all. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is helpful, but not required. To register, call 349-5309, or visit www.greenwood.lib.de.us and register on the calendar of events.

Bake & Bling Sale, May 7 The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host an indoor "Bake & Bling" Sale on Thursday, May 7. Homemade baked goods and costume jewelry by "Tracey's Treasures" will be on sale from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and dinner at 5 p.m. The fundraiser is open to the public. For more information, call site manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.

Events at the Greenwood Library Meet the Greenwood PD - Come to the Greenwood Public Library at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, to meet the Greenwood's Police Department in a relaxed environment. Find out who is protecting you on a daily basis. Refreshments will be provided. Minecraft - Children ages six to 12 are invited to play Minecraft in the Teen Room from 6-7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 15. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. Register online, by phone or at the library. Minute To Win It for kids - On Monday, May 18 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., the Greenwood Public Library will hold a "Minute To Win It" for kids. Children of all ages can play for laughs as they take on crazy challenges and see who has the speed to succeed. Registration is not required. Children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Mother's Day craft - On Saturday, May 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., children ages eight and up are invited to paint a wooden pinwheel for mom on Mother's Day. Dress in something old or wear an apron as we will be using acrylic paint. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. Register online, by phone or at the library.

L.E.A.P. nights at the library Join us at the Greenwood Public Library for the L.E.A.P. (Literacy Education Assistance Pups) Program. Children of all ages are welcome to read to the dogs every Thursday night from 6:30-7:30. Come in to practice your reading and have a tail-waggin' good time! For more info, contact Robin Miller at the library at 349-5309.

Storytime at the library Join us every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Greenwood Public Library for Storytime. Preschoolers begin to learn language, social and listening skills as they enjoy children's books found in the library.

Chicken BBQ open for the season Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company Chicken BBQ is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from now to Sept. 27. Come out and enjoy a good meal.

ALL ABOUT BLADES:

Anniversary Celebration Blades Homecoming Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 15 at Blades Park. Tickets are $8 and kids 12 and under are free. Tickets are available at Town Hall or Blades VFC. For more information, call 629-7366. Blades 100th Anniversary Celebration will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, at Blades Park on East Seventh Street. Sponsorship, vendor and parade forms are still being accepted. Contact Vikki Prettyman at 629-7366 or vikkiprettyman@bladesde.com or visit www.blades.delaware.gov.

Nanticoke River Marine Park Festival The Nanticoke River Marine Park Festival sponsored by the Nanticoke River Sail and Power Squadron will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 17. This is the final event of the weekend of the 100th Anniversary Celebration of Blades. The festival will be held at the Nanticoke River Marina in Blades. If you or your organization is interested in being a vendor at the festival, contact Judy Martin at judym24@hotmail.com or 302-335-1556.

ALL ABOUT BETHEL:

Free gardening workshop The Delaware Nature Society at Abbott's Mill will present a free workshop, "Create a Smartyard with a Garden of Colorful Native Plants" on Saturday, May 16 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Jeff's Greenhouses in Bethel. Enjoy a beautiful yard that invites birds and butterflies while helping to reduce pollution in our local waterways. For more information or to register, contact alice@delnature.org.

ALL ABOUT FEDERALSBURG:

Family Game Night Bring the family to the Federalsburg branch of the Caroline County Public Library for an evening of classic board games. Revisit favorite games, discover new ones and meet other families who also enjoy board games.

Games provided by the library include Chess, Checkers, Parcheesi, Yahtzee, Hi Ho Cherry-O, Scrabble and more. Family Game Night is held on the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The event is free and registration is not required.

ALL ABOUT GALESTOWN:

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.

ALL ABOUT GEORGETOWN:

Annual Ladies Expo, Luncheon The Nanticoke Indian Association will host its third Annual Ladies Expo & Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, at the Georgetown Cheer Community Center, Georgetown. All net proceeds benefit breast cancer awareness. The event includes a variety of exhibitors. Exhibits start at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $15 per person. RSVP on or before April 24. For more information, call Natosha Norwood Carmine at 302-593-7237 or email nncarmine@gmail.com.

Anniversary celebration The Georgetown Chapter #5340 will celebrate their 15th anniversary at the May meeting at noon on Monday, May 4, at the Georgetown CHEER Center. To attend the meetings, call Anita at 856-6215. Lunch is $14.

District 1 Candidates Forum The League of Women Voters of Sussex County will present an Indian River School District 1 Candidates Forum at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 4, at the Georgetown Library. Incumbents, James E. Hudson and James E. Fritz are being challenged by Miguel A. Pirez-Fabar for the two seats in District 1. The candidates will give a short speech introducing themselves to the voters. This will be followed by a Q&A from the audience. The forum will be conducted according to the rules of the League of Women Voters. On May 12, a candidate for each of the two seats will be elected for a five year term running from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2020. Take this opportunity to meet the candidates, ask your questions and be an informed voter on May 12.

THINGS TO DO ELSEWHERE:

Archives to hold public tour If you were born, married, or attended public school in Delaware, eventually the Delaware Public Archives (DPA) in Dover will receive the information that documents these important events. On Saturday, May 2, 1:30 p.m. Archives staff will conduct a tour of the facility. This annual "behind the scenes" tour of the building, conducted by Tom Summers, manager of outreach services, offers the public a rare opportunity to learn more about the role of the DPA, and see how the Archives preserves and protects important records. This special tour will honor the Dover Days theme of Abraham Lincoln by featuring a display of original Civil War era documents that can only be viewed by tour. This event is free to the public and no reservations are required. For more information about the Delaware Public Archives, visit Archivesarchives.delaware.gov.

Girl's Night Out The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) will hold its fourth annual Girl's Night Out fundraiser featuring the Marvelous Men of Milford on Friday, May 1 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Harrington Raceway and Casino presented by The Milford Chamber of Commerce (CCGM) and DBCC. The Marvelous Men of Milford will be modeling, mascots will be challenging, food and drinks will be flowing, and raffles and games will be offered to raise funds to support the DBCC. Last year's event raised over $24,000 and $13,000 was donated to DBCC. The rest of the proceeds went to support the CCGM. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.milfordchamber.com or call 302-422-3344.

Annual Stamp Show The Sussex County Stamp club will hold their annual stamp show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, at the Milton Fire Hall, 116 Front St., Milton. Admission is free and refreshments will be available. Hourly door prizes donated by local merchants will be given away starting at noon. An album collection set with pages (stamps not included) courtesy of the Mystic Stamp Co., Camden, N.Y. will be raffled off. You must be present to win. New this year, a bid board will be included, allowing collectors to bid on stamps up for bid. For more information, email sussexcostampclub@inbox.com.

Bluegrass by the Mill Bluegrass by the Mill featuring Grammy nominees Dailey and Vincent will be held on Sunday, May 3, at the home of Bill and Gail Towers, 26299 Sennett Rd., Denton, Md. Also performing will be Danny Paisley & Southern Grass, Mark Templeton & Pocket Change, Flatland Drive and Sonshine Band. The gate opens at noon and music starts at 2 p.m. Food will be available. Bring your own chair; seating will be available under cover. Cost is a $20 donation at the door. Call 1-800-773-9128 for advance tickets and visit www.bluegrassbythemill.com for more information. This event is sponsored by Ames United Methodist Church to benefit Caroline County Hospice.

Public forum on immigration Sussex Unity will hold a public forum, "Call to Action: Support the Undocumented Immigrant Community in Sussex County" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Georgetown. The forum will include the showing of "Sin Pais (Without Country)," from the PBS POV series, which attempts to get beyond partisan politics and mainstream media's 'talking point' approach to immigration issues by exploring one Guatemalan family's journey involving deportation. A panel of experts, including representatives from social services and the legal community, will explain the issues facing the undocumented immigrant community and entertain questions from the audience. For more information, contact Don Peterson at 703-963-1871 or donpetersonde@gmail.com.

'Diamond Jubilee' variety show The Millsboro Lions Club presents "Diamond Jubilee," its 75th anniversary variety show, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, at Sussex Central High School, Georgetown. All seats are $6. For tickets, call 302-945-2607.

ESWA presents publishing workshop The Eastern Shore Writer's Association presents a half-day workshop on self publishing, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 9, at Trinity Parish Hall in Easton, Md. The workshop will include marketing, learning the basics of book budgets and selling on Amazon - all of the answers on how to get your book 'out there.' Martha Lostrom, who has more than 50 years experience in the publishing world, will offer personalized feedback on book ideas. Also included is a take-home workbook for use as a reference. The workshop is open to the public. Cost is $30 for ESWA members and $40 non-members. Registration is available through kathykwinfield@gmail.com or call 240-375-1305.

FSCAA Mini Golf Tournament First State Community Action Agency will hold its 2nd Annual Miniature Golf Tournament at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 14, at Jungle Jim's in Rehoboth Beach. Registration is $200 for a team of four which includes lunch. Deadline to register is Wednesday, May 1. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Proceeds support First State's community-based programs benefitting local youth. For more information or to register, contact Kaneisha Trott at 856-7761, ext. 138 or visit www.firststatecaa.org.

ALL ABOUT TRIPS:

Bus trip to NYC Take a bus trip to NYC on Saturday, May 16 with St. Stephens UMC. Cost is $45 per person which covers bus, tip to driver and a small donation to St. Stephens UMC. The bus will depart Walmart in North Salisbury at 5:30 a.m., arrive in NYC at 10:30 a.m. and depart NYC at 7 p.m. Drop off and pick up will be in Times Square near 51st & Broadway. For more information, contact St. Stephens UMC.

London Town, Harbor Cruise Chesapeake Tours and Promotion and the Pemberton Hall Foundation are offering a trip to historic London Town and Annapolis with a cruise of the Annapolis Harbor on Saturday, June 13. Depart from the Pecan Square Shopping Center in Salisbury, Md. at 8 a.m. and return at 9:30 p.m. Visit London Town, a 23 acre lost sea village on the South River with costumed interpreters and gorgeous gardens. Then travel to Annapolis with a private, guided tour of the William Paca House, home of one of the most accomplished historic gardens in the world. Enjoy time on your own for shopping and dining. Finish the day with a cruise around the Annapolis Harbor. Cost of $84 per person includes transportation, guided tour, entrance into London Town and William Paca House and the cruise around the Annapolis Harbor. For more information, contact Priscilla Timken, 443-366-2784. You may also visit www.chespeaketourplanner.com/tours-scheduled.htm.

Rainbow Dinner Theatre Trip The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motor coach trip to the Rainbow Dinner Theater in Paradise, Pa., on Wednesday, July 8. Cost is $65 per person and includes motor coach transportation, luncheon buffet, the comedy play "Too Many Cooks" and all tips and gratuities. Open to the public. Payment is due upon sign up and checks are payable to the Greenwood CHEER Center. The bus departs Greenwood CHEER Activity Center at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 6 p.m. For more information or to register, call site manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.

Alumni Association offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trip for members, Saturday, July 11 - "Joseph" at Sight and Sound, Lancaster, Pa. - includes lunch, for $149. For more information, contact Dot Wolfgang at 846-2366. AARP Trip to Nova Scotia A trip is being planned to Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island for Sept. 14-21, 2015. For details and to signup, call Diana at 410-754-8189. A deposit of $100 will reserve your seat.

Trip to Vermont & New Hampshire A $50 deposit is due now for the bus trip to Vermont & New Hampshire on Sept. 14-18. Cost for five days is $815 per person/doubles and $945/single. Trip includes four breakfasts, one buffet lunch, complete with Austrian pastries, at the Von Trapp Family Lodge where you can enjoy the Sound Of Music's 50th anniversary celebration. Also, three dinners, including one aboard a train around Lake Winnipesaukee. The first night in Vermont will be entertainment after dinner. Next day, a visit to Stowe Village, Ben & Jerry's and the Trapp Family Lodge. In New Hampshire, a stop at the Franconia Notch Visitor's Center and a ride on the longest sky ride in New Hampshire, the Loon Mountain Gondola. Enjoy dinner followed by the movie "On Golden Pond." Next day, a narrated morning cruise on Squam Lake where the movie was filmed. In the Lakes region you can also explore the Moultonboro Country Store and the Loon Center before the dinner/train ride. For more information, call Rose at 629-7180.

Gather Vocal Band The Seaford WPS is sponsoring a trip to hear the Gather Vocal Band at the American Music Theater on Saturday, Sept. 19. Cost is $96 and includes motor coach transportation, tickets, family style lunch and gratuities. For more information, call Fran at 629-4416.

ALL ABOUT MEETINGS:

Sea Purls meeting 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. The next meeting is Wednesday, May 6. Lunch is available. New members are always welcome. For details, call Diane at 302-228-0235.

9-12 Delaware Patriots meeting The May Sussex County meeting of the 9-12 Delaware Patriots will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, at the Millsboro Fire Hall; not May 14 as originally scheduled.

ESWA monthly meeting The Eastern Shore Writers Association will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, May 9 at Roma Restaurant in Dover. Featured speaker is writer and editor Barrett Warner, whose talk is entitled "From the Muse to the Mailman. Warner will discuss how to turn triggering points into literary moments by 'finding your angle,' the importance of releasing information slowly to the reader, line tempo and clarity, and cover letters to editors. The program will begin at 11 a.m., followed by lunch. The public is welcome. RSVP to Gerald Sweeney at sweeneygf@aol.com. Lunch is $15.

Vets helping Vets meeting A Vets Helping Vets meeting is held at 9:30 a.m. every Friday at the Hurlock American Legion Post 243 (next to the railroad tracks). Join us for coffee and donuts. Sometimes there is a speaker about different subjects. Keep your discharge or DD214 in a safe place as it can help get you many benefits. Come learn something and maybe you can teach us something.

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.

Ad Hoc Touring Company If you enjoy reading plays aloud, join the Ad Hoc Touring Company, an affiliate of Possum Point Players. The group meets the first Monday of each month at Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown. To learn more about Ad Hoc, contact Roger Ault at 226-1118 or rogerault@comcast.net.

Book Discussion Group AAUW Coastal-Georgetown Branch sponsors an American Notable Books Discussion Group at the Selbyville Public Library on the second Tuesday of the month, from 1-3 p.m. For more information, call Ada May at 302-436-2981. All readers are welcome.

DAR-Mary Vining Chapter DAR, Mary Vining Chapter, meets on the second Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Seaford Public Library. To join DAR, contact Cathie Dickerson at 629-5309.

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, Middle-ford Road, Seaford.

Corvette Club meeting The Beachcombers Corvette Club of Southern Delaware meets the first Thursday of each month at the CHEER Center, 20520 Sand Hill Rd., Georgetown.

Coast Guard Auxiliary The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the first Thursday of the month at the station at the Nanti-coke Marina and Yacht Club in Blades. For details, call Art Wollschlager at 628-8259 or email auxmarchingband@gmail.com.

Stamp Club meets monthly The Sussex County Stamp Club meets the second Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. John's Hall, The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 307 Federal St., Milton. Anyone with an interest in stamp collecting is invited to join. There is a stamp auction every meeting.

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 www.912DelawarePatriots.com.

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.

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 info, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

Explore your ancestry with SCGS The Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS), an organization dedicated to promoting genealogy and education to encourage and instruct in genealogical research, can help you search your ancestry. SCGS holds monthly membership meetings from September to May that feature informative presentations. General meetings take place on the third Saturday of each month at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Visitors are welcome. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org.

Weekly weight loss support meeting Join us for TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meetings on Monday nights at 5 p.m. at Greenwood United Methodist Church. The one-hour meetings are in the Education Hall at the church (enter through the door on Market Street close to the parking lot). We support each other, learn about menu planning, eating healthy and making permanent changes to result in a healthy life. All are welcome to come learn about the program and join. If you have any questions, please call Sherry Norman at 302-519-8519.