Bulletin Board
Thursday, March 10, 2016
2016 Lecture Series The Seaford Historical Society (SHS) has kicked off its 2016 Lecture Series at the Manor House, 1001 Middleford Rd., Seaford. The lecture series will be held the first Monday of the month through May at 7:15 p.m. Admission is free. After a summer hiatus the series will begin again in September and run through November. For more information, call the SHS Administrative Office at 628-9828.

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.

Seaford Gallery 107 Classes Seaford Gallery 107 has scheduled the following classes for March. For more details, visit nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. Gallery 107, which is located at 324 High St., Seaford, is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 1-5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Classes are conducted around the corner at 105 Pine St.

Special Classes Saturday, March 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Children's Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 6-9. Fee $40, includes supplies and light lunch. Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Children's Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10-14. Fee $40, includes supplies and light lunch. Anyone interested in these children's classes, please contact Karen directly at ework53@yahoo.com. Ongoing Classes Mondays, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Open studio time for artists of all media who wish to work in a group setting. The open studio will be available for ages 16 and older who like to paint with others. No instruction will be available although you can learn more in a group setting. Cost is $5. Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad. Cost is $5.

Spring Festival Concert Bethel Worship Center, 26648 Sussex Hwy., Seaford, will host a Spring Festival Concert from 6-9 p.m. featuring the Cross Country Band on Saturday, March 12. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for hot dog or hamburger platters, desserts and drinks for a small fee. There will also be baked goods, an auction and door prizes. A love offering will be taken. For more information, contact Lisa Caudill at 519-3635.

Annual BlueJay Pageant Seaford High School (SHS) invites the community to its annual Bluejay Pageant at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, in the Madden Auditorium. Come out for the crowning of Mr. Seaford High and Miss Seaford Bluejay. Enjoy a night of music, dance, poetry and drama starring the SHS student body. Tickets are $4 for adults, $3 for students and free for children under 10. All proceeds benefit the SGA Scholarship Fund.

Harriet Tubman Day Tour The Seaford Museum announces a walking tour of the Harriet Tubman and Tilly Escape through the streets of Seaford. This story has been verified by the National Park Service and placed in their Network to Freedom Program. Harriet Tubman helped many people to freedom, mostly her relatives, from her native Dorchester County. This story will be slightly different. Here, Harriet Tubman will travel from New York and down to Baltimore, Md., gather up slave "Tilly," and then travel south and come up river to Seaford by means of the Steamboat Kent in October of 1856. From here, she traveled by train and carriage to freedom While there were frequent slave escapes from Sussex County, this is the only documented slave escape through Sussex County led by Harriet Tubman. The walking tour will begin at the Seaford Museum, 203 High St., at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 12. The walking tour is free. For those who would like to visit the museum after the tour, the standard entry fee of $5 per adult will be charged.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt Seaford Parks and Recreation will host their Annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, at the Ross Mansion for toddlers through age 9. Remember to bring a basket to collect the eggs. Register to win a special prize at the Egg Hunt. Rain date is Sunday, March 20 at 2 p.m.

Kiwanis Bingo Night The Seaford Kiwanis Club's annual Bingo Night is Saturday, March 19, at the Boys and Girls Club, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7. Must be 18 to play. Prizes include filled Longaberger baskets and Vera Bradley handbags and many door prizes. Refreshments will be available. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets are available at Soil Service (629-7054), the Boys and Girls Club, or from any Kiwanis member. For more information, call 629-2594.

WWII photo exhibit The Seaford Museum is pleased to host a photo exhibit, in collaboration with the Delaware Division of Historical & Cultural Affairs, of the WWII photographs of Army photographer, William D. Willis. The exhibit, "Through the Lens," shows the perspective of a Southern Delaware native who photographed the war as he saw it, as well as the war years here at home. The exhibit will be in the Web Exhibit Room until June. The Seaford Museum is located in the old Post Office on High Street in Seaford and will be open to the public on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1 to 4.

Wreath Making Class The Seaford Lioness Club is sponsoring a wreath making class featuring a sunflower wreath at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 21, at Pizza King in Seaford. Class is $40 in advance or $45 at the door. Seating is limited to 35. For tickets, contact Melissa Wills at 236-4803, Susan Chambers at 245-8558, or visit Cut'n Up Salon. All proceeds benefit the community.

Little Miss and Miss Seaford Pageant The Little Miss and Miss Seaford Pageant, sponsored by the Seaford Lioness Club, will be held on Friday, April 15. Twelve Little Miss contestants will be accepted. Little Miss contestants must be kindergarteners or first graders who live and attend school in Seaford. Miss Seaford is open to freshmen, sophomores and juniors who reside and attend school in the Seaford School District or reside in Seaford and attend Sussex Tech. The pageant fee is $25 which includes two free tickets. Applications will be available at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 8, and may be picked up at Home Team Realty in Seaford. For more information, contact Bonny Hastings at 841-4884 or Susan Michel at 228-5934.

Spring Fever Fundraiser Celebrate spring at Hooper's Landing on Saturday, April 2 from 6-10 p.m. during the Nanticoke Senior Center's annual fundraiser. Enjoy an hors d'oeuvre buffet and cash bar. Listen to the mellow saxophone of Everett Spells while sampling great food and cocktails. Bid on dozens of silent auction items and then dance the night away to the music of the fabulous Funsters. Tickets are $40 each or two for $75 and can be purchased at the Nanticoke Senior Center which is located at Hooper's Landing, 1001 W. Locust St., Seaford, or online at nanticokeseniorcenter.com. For more information, call the Senior Center at 629-4939 and ask for Barbara Elliott. All proceeds benefit the programs and services of Nanticoke Senior Center.

Laurel Lions show returns It's time once again for the Laurel Lions Club show. This is the 55th year for the show which will be held in the new Laurel High School Auditorium. This year's theme is "A Tribute to America from Sea to Shining Sea." This patriotic theme gives thanks and recognition to all of the service men and women and our veterans. The show will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12. Cost is $8 for adults; $4 for ages 4-12; and free for ages 3 and under. Tickets can be purchased from any Lions Club member, at Laurel Pizzeria or at the door.

Legion presents 'On the Edge' The Laurel American Legion presents "On the Edge," on Saturday March 12, from 8 p.m. to midnight. The public is invited. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased at the door or at the bar. Food will be available for purchase. For more information, call 875-9948.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt St. Paul's UMC, 32827 Old Stage Rd., Laurel, will hold its Third Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., for ages birth through 12. Bring your own basket. Visit with the Easter Bunny and enjoy food and refreshments. For more information, call 875-7900.

Stained Glass Window program The Laurel Historical Society in partnership with the Laurel Library will present a program, Laurel's Stained Glass Church Windows, in the Carpenter Community Room of the library at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 17. Ned Fowler, society president, and Kendal Jones, historian, will narrate a slide show of the colorful windows from St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Christ United Methodist Church, Centenary United Methodist Church, and the former Bethany United Methodist Church at Lowe's Crossroads. Historical background about the windows and brief biographical information on the people memorialized will be included. The program is free and open to the public and will last approximately one hour. For more information, email laurelhistoricalsociety@hotmail.com or call 875-2820.

Learn about Medicare programs Staff from Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will give a program on Medicare, Managed Medicare, and the differences between them at Laurel Public Library at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 31. Questions from attendees are welcome. The event is free and open to the public. Contact Gregg at 875-3184 or gregg.mccullough@lib.de.us for more information.

Miss Laurel, Little Miss Laurel Pageant The Miss Laurel and Little Miss Laurel Pageant, presented by the Laurel Lioness Club, will be held on Friday, April 8, at Laurel Middle School. Miss Laurel is open to freshmen, sophomore and junior girls who live in the Laurel School District. Only the first 12 applications are accepted. Little Miss Laurel is open to girls ages 4 through first grade who live in the Laurel School District. Only the first 15 applications are accepted. Applications are available at Laurel Town Hall, 201 Mechanic St., Laurel, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by calling 858-8500. Applications will be accepted from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, at the Laurel Lions Building, 311 S. Central Ave., Laurel.

Twinkle Dance Club Dinner/Dance The Twinkle Dance Club of Laurel will hold its next Dinner/Dance on Saturday, April 9, at the American Legion Post #19, Rt. 24, Laurel. Enjoy a buffet dinner followed by dancing to live music by Bob Hughes. There will be a large variety of dance styles for your enjoyment. Dancers of all abilities are welcome. Must be at least 21 to attend. A cash bar is provided by the Legion. Cost is $25 per person. For more information, visit us on Facebook (The Twinkle Club), online at www.twinkleclub.org, or by calling Edith Snedecor at 877-02618. Reservations must be made by April 1.

Craft, Vendor & Chicken Salad Sale The Laurel Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will hold its Annual Spring Craft, Vendor, Antique & Chicken Salad Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the Laurel Fire Department, 205 W. 10th St., Laurel. The first 8' table is $10 and additional tables are $5 each. Electric is available indoors for $5 per vendor. Payment and application must be received by April 1 to reserve your space. The application is available online at www.laurelfiredept.com. For reservations and more information, contact Gloria Wright at 443-521-0015 or Denise Steele at 228-4480 or denisedes1972@gmail.com. Breakfast, lunch and chicken salad will be available for purchase. Contact any Auxiliary member to pre-order your chicken salad (by the pint).

Delmar Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt The Delmar Kiwanis Club will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 19 at the Francis E. Nunvar football field, located at the Delmar Middle and Senior High School, promptly at 1 p.m. Rain date is Saturday, March 26.

Spaghetti Dinner The Bi-State Ruritans are sponsoring an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Saturday, March 19 from 3 to 6 p.m., at Melson Church Community Hall, Melson Road & Melson Church Road, east of Delmar. Cost is $10 per person for spaghetti, salad, bread, iced tea and coffee. Desserts will be available for a nominal fee. A Chinese Auction will also be held. Tickets for the dinner are available from any Bi-State Ruritan member or at the door.

Lions Club Golf Tournament The Delmar Lions Club will hold their 23rd annual golf tournament fundraiser on Friday, March 25, at Nutters Crossing Golf Course in Salisbury. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. Applications can be found online at e-clubhouse.org/sites/delmar/, by emailing delmarlionsclub@gmail.com, or by calling Lion Dave Burton at 846-9860.

Heritage Day Quarter Auction A Quarter Auction benefiting the Delmar Heritage Day Fund will take place Friday, April 1 at the Delmar VFW. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the auction starts at 7 p.m. Food will be available to purchase (all food is $1). Anyone wishing to donate food items or volunteer for the event can contact Cindy Fisher at Town Hall, 302-846-2664 ext 102.

Gavin's Fight Quarter Auction A Quarter Auction will be held Saturday, April 9, at Melsons UMC Community Hall at 32705 Melson Rd., Delmar, Md. Doors open at 5 p.m. and auction starts at 6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Gavin's Fight. Gavin, a five year old from Delmar, Del., suffers from Eosinophilic Esophagitis. There will be over 100 items for bidding, including Signature Homestyles, Pampered Chef, The Porch, The Jewelry Lady, Avon, Usborne Books & More, Scentsy, Thirty-One Gifts, and more. For advance tickets, call 302-841-0102 or 302-259-2028.

Bethel Museum presents exhibit The Bethel Museum is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a special exhibit featuring a large display of Indian artifacts collected by Henry Hutchinson, a Bethel resident and a founding trustee of the museum who was instrumental in forming the Bethel Historical Society in 1975. Artifacts are also on loan from other sources. Most of Hutchinson's artifacts have not been seen since he died in 1976. This is a great opportunity to see hundreds of artifacts that were used by ancient Nanticoke Indian tribes. Learn why the tribes moved here and how they developed methods of survival hundreds of years ago here on Broad Creek. This special exhibit, which is in honor of Henry Hutchinson, will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. every Sunday through March. The museum is located at 312 First St., Bethel. Call the museum at 875-3974 or Kevin Phillips at 858-3840 for more information.

Events at the Senior Center The Bridgeville Senior Center, 414 Market St., Bridgeville, will hold the following events and activities in March. Thursday, March 10 - 9:30 a.m. - Walgreens; 11 a.m. - Lunch; Noon - Leave Center for bowling at Milford Lanes Friday, March 11 - 10 a.m. - Uno Card Game Tournament, Ms. Ruth Thomas here for Nutritional Class; Noon - Lunch Monday, March 14 - PNC & PO; 10 a.m. - Crafts; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Walmart Tuesday, March 15 - 9:45 a.m. - Leave Center to visit Greenwood Cheer Center Wednesday, March 16 - 10 a.m. - Bible study; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Roses Thursday, March 17 - 9:30 a.m. - Walgreens; 11 a.m. - Lunch; Noon - Leave Center to go bowling at Milford Lanes.

Country Jamboree The Bridgeville Lions Club will present their 63rd Annual Variety Show, Country Jamboree, on Friday and Saturday, March 18-19, at the Woodbridge Middle School Auditorium (formerly Woodbridge High School). Show time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 each and are available from any Bridgeville Lions Club member or at the door.

Bridgeville Library events Adult Craft Night - Our next event is Friday, March 18 from 6-8 p.m. We will be creating a beautiful picture in a bottle. Please bring a copy of any photo you would like to have framed. Your photo must be 4x6 or 5x7 in size, and it can be in either portrait or landscape format. Light refreshments will be available. Registration is required by Friday, March 11. Stop by or call the circulation desk to register. Library closed - The library will be closed on Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26 for the Easter holiday. For more information, contact the library at 337-7401.

Apple-Scrapple volunteer meeting Bridgeville will host its 25th Apple-Scrapple Festival Oct. 14 and 15. Planning for the festival's silver anniversary is already underway. Chairman Karen Johnson said that she hopes that this festival "will be the best one yet." She is hoping for an increased corps of volunteers to help with that. Volunteers will next meet Tuesday, March 29, 7 p.m. at the Bridgeville Public Library. Interested people are welcome. For details, call Johnson at the library, 337-7401.

Democratic Spring Dinner US Senator Chris Coons and Joe Trippi, political consultant and former Howard Dean for President campaign chair, will headline the Sussex County Democratic Party's annual Spring Dinner. The dinner is Saturday, April 9, at Heritage Shores Country Club, Bridgeville. The reception is at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7. Coons, elected to the US Senate in 2010, filling the last four years of the six year term of now Vice President Joe Biden, and re-elected in 2014, will be the keynote speaker. Also expected are most all statewide candidates seeking election this year as well as current elected officials. The meal is a sit-down dinner and the dinner choices are chicken cordon bleu or salmon. Tickets are $60 each. Table purchase and program book placement are available until March 15. Tickets can be purchased from the Representative District Committees or by contacting County Chair Mitch Crane at judgemitch@aol.com or 302-703-2804.

Checks, made payable to "SCDC" with dinner choice on the memo line may be mailed to 32859 Inlet Way, Lewes, DE 19958.

Programs at the library Kids Book Club - Let's Read Together is a book club for children in kindergarten through second grade. This club is about reading books, making crafts, and meeting new friends. The Let's Read Together club will meet the first Friday of every month at 4:30 p.m. at the Greenwood Public Library. For more information, call 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. 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.

Lunch & Tour at CHEER 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. Check out our state-of-the-art Fitness Center. A Dinner Club is held most Thursday nights at 5 and is open to the public. To schedule a tour or for more info, call site manager, Dixie Carlisle, at 349-5237.

Paint Party Fundraiser The Raven Nation Marching Band of Sussex Tech High School is headed to New York City to march in one of the biggest parades on the East Coast, the NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade. To raise money for the trip, the Band Boosters are hosting a Paint Party fundraiser led by Copy Cat Paints on Thursday, March 10 in the school cafeteria. Doors open at 6 p.m. and painting starts at 6:30. Cost is $35 per painter. All ages are welcome. For tickets, contact Valerie Thompson at 443-783-8063.

Spina Bifida Walk Morgan Ramos is organizing a Spina Bifida Walk for her senior project. The walk will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 13, at the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk in front of Fun Land. Donations, which will be given directly to the Spina Bifida Association, may be made online at www.sbevents.org/campaign/Readysetletsroll.

Measurement fun at the library Explore all kinds of measurement at this special storytime for children ages 3-6 and their adult caregivers on Thursday, March 17 from 10:30-11:30 a.m., at the Caroline County Public Library in Denton, Md. Featuring stories, songs, and the opportunity to discover science in fun, hands-on experiments, this free storytime introduces STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) concepts in an age-appropriate format for preschoolers. Registration is required; call 410-479-1343, ext. 1 by March 12 to register.

Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser I'myia Custis has been selected to race in a tournament in Australia representing the State of Delaware. A Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser will be held at noon on Saturday, March 12, at Marvel Carriage Museum Grounds, 510 S. Bedford St., Georgetown. Registration is from 11 a.m. to noon. Cost is $50 per team. First, second and third place pay will be determined by the number of teams playing. There will also be a 50/50 drawing and food for sale - BBQ, hot dogs, chips, snacks and sodas. For more information, contact Ralph Floyd at 302-344-6518.

Submit show ideas for 2018 The Possum Point Players has begun the selection process for main stage shows for the 2018 season. The public is invited to submit suggestions to the Possum Point Players Reading Committee Chair Nina Galerstein, ninagalerstein1@gmail.com. The typical Main Stage season includes a dinner theater, a comedy, a drama, a musical and a holiday show. Deadline for submission of shows will be March 15.

Craft Show, Egg Sale A Spring Craft Show and Easter Egg Sale sponsored by the Farmington VFD Ladies Auxiliary will be held at the Farmington Fire Hall on Saturday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Over 20 craft vendors, soups, chicken salad and lunch items. Pre-order 6 oz. homemade Easter eggs by March 6. Available flavors include cherry pecan, butter cream, coconut cream and peanut butter. Eggs are $6 each. Admission is free. For orders and more information, contact Kathy at 302-398-8552 or aaak4@aol.com.

Prom Dress Closet The Lake Forest Interact Club will open a Prom Dress Closet at Lake Forest High School on Saturday, March 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. The club seeks gently used prom dresses and evening gowns in a variety of sizes and colors. Gowns will be accepted at the Lake Forest High School office, 5407 Killens Pond Rd., Felton, during regular school hours through Friday, March 18 and also on Saturday, March 19 from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Ms. Reed at acreed@lf.k12.de.us or Mary Beth Robbins at marybeth1798@gmail.com.

Dinner Auction A Dinner Auction to benefit the Delaware Diamonds Gold 12U will be held at the Ellendale Firehouse on Saturday, March 19 at 6 p.m. Dinner will include pasta, salad, bread and drink. Desserts will be available. The auction will begin at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for kids ages 10 and under. For tickets, contact Jacob Boothe at 302-245-9735.

Spring Craft & Hobby Show The Cheer Community Center in Georgetown will hold a Spring Craft & Hobby Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. Show off your special craft or hobby! Eight foot tables are available at $30 for display and $35 for selling. Additional tables are $10 each. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Florence Mason at fmason@cheerde.com or call 856-5187. All proceeds support the Cheer nutrition program feeding Sussex County seniors.

Youth Game Nights Delmarva Christian Schools is offering Youth Game Nights for all elementary- and middle-school athletes who are interested in playing soccer, basketball, dodgeball, floor hockey, lacrosse, and more. The Youth Game Nights will be held in the Delmarva Christian Milton Campus (DCMC) gymnasium beginning Thursday, March 24, and continue every Friday thereafter for eight weeks (excluding Friday, March 25, and Friday, April 1). Athletes ages five to 10 will play from 5-6 p.m. Athletes ages 11 through 8th grade will play from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Athletes may pay at the door at a cost of $5 per night or they may sign-up online at www.eventbrite.com/e/youth-game-nights-tickets-21450861103 at a cost of $25 per child. Athletes ages five to seven will comprise one group while athletes ages eight to 10 will be another. For more information, contact Dan Young at dyoung@delmarvachristian.com.

Federalsburg Museum sponsors tour The Federalsburg Museum is sponsoring a tour led by Historical Society members on Saturday, March 26. The event begins at 9 a.m. at the museum and then travels to Exeter to view the house and the remains of the mill dam associated with the house. From there, the tour will proceed to the Brooklyn entrance of the Ivy/Ivory Ridge area of Idlewild Wildlife Area to view the remains of a free black community that existed in the 1700-1800's. There is an area of gravestones of the Sarah Phillips family dating from 1796 and remains of foundations of buildings that were part of this community. For more information, contact Joe Glime at 410-714-3979.

Boy Scout Mulch Sale Boy Scout Troop 137 is taking orders for its 8th Annual Mulch Sale. Hardwood mulch is $3.25 per bag and black, brown or red colored mulch is $3.75 per bag. Each bag is 2 cubic feet with free delivery. Scouts will unload mulch according to your instructions. Orders are due by March 25. Deliveries will be made the weekend of April 8-10. For more information and to place an order, contact Scout Master Eddie Hitchens at 410-310-9174, Vickie Gray at 443-239-1354 or Jen Hoffman at 410-330-2723. You may also email federalsburgbsatroop137@gmail.com. Funds raised are used to send the troop to summer camp for a week.

Country Buffet Breakfast Galestown Ruritan Club presents a country buffet breakfast on the last Sunday of each month from 7-10 a.m. at the Galestown Community House. Buffet items include sausage, scrapple, pancakes, eggs, potato and hominy casseroles, creamed chip beef, homemade sticky buns and more.

Trip to Pennsylvania Dutch Country The Nanticoke River Yacht Club is sponsoring a trip to Pennsylvania Dutch Country in Lancaster County, Pa., on Saturday, May 14. Enjoy lunch at the Shady Maple Smorgasbord and shopping on your own. Cost is $55 for Yacht Club members and $60 for non-members. Included is roundtrip transportation on a Holloway Tours coach bus and reserved seating at the restaurant. Fifty seats are available; first come, first served. The bus will depart from the Yacht Club parking lot in Blades at 9 a.m. and return at 6 p.m. Payment is due by Friday, April 22. Checks should be made payable to Nanticoke River Yacht Club and mailed to PO Box 162, Blades, DE 19973. For more information, call Natasha Singleton at 875-7870.

Trip to Mackinac Island The Nanticoke Senior Center is offering a trip to Mackinac Island, Mich., on Friday, May 20 through Friday, May 27. Trip highlights include: Frankenmuth, Mich. (Little Bavaria), Grand Hotel Luncheon Buffet, Bavarian Inn Lodge, Mackinac Island Carriage Tour, Soo Locks Cruise, Pittsburgh Tour & Duquesne Incline Ride, Mountaineer Racetrack & Casino and Bronner's Christmas Wonderland. Cost is $1,349 for single occupancy and $1,049 for double and triple occupancy. A deposit of $50 per person is required to make a reservation. Final payment is due March 30. For more information and reservations, call the Nanticoke Senior Center at 629-4939 or stop by the front desk.

Del Tech offers trip to Alaska Delaware Technical Community College has partnered with Collette, a premier travel experiences company, to offer the community an opportunity to explore Alaska by land and sea. Ten percent of the cost of each trip booked is donated to Delaware Tech to fund scholarships for underprivileged children in Sussex County to attend summer camps and courses at Delaware Tech's Kids on Campus Program. The Alaska trip, featuring Denali National Park and days of sightseeing from an amazing cruise ship, runs from May 24 through June 5, 2016. The $4,249 per person (based on double occupancy) price includes round trip airfare, lodging, 21 meals, and the daily tours of scenic and wild places. Highlights of the trip include: Denali National Park, Mount McKinley, Glacier Bay, Juneau, and a seven night Princess cruise aboard a fabulous floating resort. This trip was scheduled to capture the breathtaking views of Alaska's natural wonders. Call the Encore Program at Delaware Tech at 259-6342.

Trip to West Virginia Seaford WPS is sponsoring a four day trip to West Virginia on June 14-17. Cost is $678 per person. The trip includes: three nights lodging, three breakfasts, two lunches (one with entertainment), three dinners, three train rides (Cheat Mountain Salamander, Durbin Rocket, Cass Scenic Rail), National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Gandy Theater, American Mountain Theater, Blackwater Falls State Park, Crazy for Patsy Cline tour in Winchester, Va. and all gratuities, taxes and baggage handling. For more information and a complete itinerary, call Fran at 629-4416.

Trip to Branson Join us for our newest trip offering - Branson Show Extravaganza. Trip is nine days and eight nights on July 16-24. Enjoy seven Branson shows and the Showboat Branson Belle. Trip also includes a tour in St. Louis of Anheuser-Busch and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Trip is all inclusive - cost includes transportation, lodging, 14 meals, admission to all shows and tours. A $75 deposit is due with sign-up by March 10. Call Diana at 410-754-8189 for more information.

CHEER offers Kentucky trip The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host a five day, four night motor coach trip to the Renfro Valley in Kentucky from Oct. 6-10. Cost is $550 per person (double occupancy). The trip is open to the public. Package includes: four nights lodging, four breakfasts, two dinners, Renfro Valley Barn Dance Show, Tribute to the Legends, Mountain Gospel Jubilee, Renfro Valley Country Show, admission to the Kentucky Horse Park, Kentucky Country Music Museum & Hall of Fame, tour of historic Berea, shopping in the Renfro Valley Village, souvenir gift, luggage handling, all taxes and meal gratuities and motor coach transportation. A fifty percent deposit is due upon sign up. The balance is due June 1. For more information and to register, call Dixie Carlisle, site manager, at 302-349-5237.

Trip to the Smokey Mountains Travel to Pigeon Forge in the Smokey Mountains for an action packed stay Oct. 24-28. Cost for five days is $660 per person/doubles and $800 single. This is a 45th anniversary special loaded with entertainment and good food. Included are four deluxe breakfasts, four full course dinners - with shows - and a brunch in the Secret Dining Room at the Titanic Museum. Also a visit to Dollywood where you can catch one of the live musical performances, enjoy the rides, craft demonstrations, and the shops. That evening dinner will be at the Dixie Stampede Dinner Show with a four-course feast. Another day there will be a step-on guide to take us through the great Smoky Mountains and that evening will be a family-style dinner and a special show at the new Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Theatre. This show is somewhat based on the true story of these two families. The evening will end at the Smoky Mt. Opry with multiple types of entertainers. In Pigeon Forge the new attraction is The Island where you will have free time to shop, eat and explore Margaritaville. There will also be free time to explore downtown Gatlinburg. Another evening dinner will be at the Majestic Theater with The Soul of Motown, a tribute to the Motown Legends. Now, this day is the one you really don't want to miss! The Titanic Pigeon Forge Museum will be an experience you will never forget. The museum displays artifacts in 20 galleries on two decks. Touch an actual iceberg, sit in an actual life boat, steer the ship and send an SOS message. Our last night's dinner will feature the Smith Family with a special show. For more information, contact Rose at 629-7180.

DAR meeting DAR Mary Vining Chapter will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, at the Seaford Public Library. Guest speaker will be Dr. Katherine Cook. Everyone is welcome.

Widowed Persons meeting The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting at noon on Tuesday, March 15, at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. Planned entertainment is Dennis Stordahl and Friends. Widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come by and join us; we all enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc. that we have.

Grange meeting on March 17 Sussex Pomona Grange will meet on Thursday, March 17, at Woodland United Methodist Church, 2701 Woodland Ferry Rd., Seaford. A covered dish supper will be hosted by Reliance Grange #58, and will begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Barbara Wright, secretary, at 629-7251.

NARFE meeting on March 21 The NARFE National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Western Sussex Chapter 1992 will meet at noon on Monday, March 21, at Pizza King in Seaford. Speaker will be Christine Sauers, president, Better Business Bureau. Congress is considering federal employee benefits as sources of additional funds. NARFE fights for federal employees to keep their earned benefits. If you are not a member, join now. Contact membership chair, Les Martens, at 629-9789.

Nanticoke Conservancy Meeting DATE CHANGE: The Nanticoke Conservancy welcomes members and visitors interested in area land conservation to attend our regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, at the offices of Lank, Johnson and Tull, 521 N. Market St. Ext., Seaford. Anyone interested in helping to conserve special places within the Nanticoke watershed for the enjoyment of everyone is welcome to attend. Meetings are usually held on the third Wednesday of alternate months. Come and explore ways to serve our local communities through nature, wildlife and land conservation. For more information, call 337-8847.

Airport Advisory Committee meeting The Sussex County Airport Advisory Committee meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, Delaware Coastal Airport, 21911 Rudder Ln., Georgetown. The meeting is open to the public.

Republican Women's Club meeting The Seaford Republican Women's Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 24, at Pizza King in Seaford. Senator Colin Bonini, candidate for governor, will be the guest speaker. Everyone is welcome.

Annual Membership Meeting The Delmar Alumni Association will hold its Annual Membership Meeting on Monday, April 4 at 7 p.m. in the library at Delmar High School. Members are encouraged to attend this important meeting to elect the 2016-2017 officers.