Bulletin Board
Thursday, April 07, 2016
 
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.

Gallery 107 Art Classes The following classes are scheduled for April at Seaford Gallery 107. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The Gallery is located in Seaford, at 324 High St. Hours are 1-5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Classes are conducted around the corner at 105 Pine St. No special classes are scheduled for the month.

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 individuals 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, $5.

Oil Painting workshops with Linda Steere: Tuesdays, April 12, 19, 26 & May 3 from 3-5:30 p.m. Cost is $85/members and $95/public or Saturdays, April 9, 16, 23, 30 & May 7 from 3-5:30 p.m. Cost is $100/members and $110/public. Oil painting workshop with Linda Steere for adults (14+) with some past painting experience. Students can paint in the style of their choice. They can also choose their subject matter as long as it is not another artist's work or photo. Please register at Gallery 107 one week in advance. Contact Steere with any questions or comments at LMSteere@hughes.net or 875-2702.

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.

Basket Bingo at Senior Center The Nanticoke Senior Center, 1001 W. Locust St., Seaford, will hold Basket Bingo on Thursday, April 7. Doors open at 6 p.m., games start at 7. Games, raffle and silent auction. Refreshments available. Tickets $20 in advance. Call the Center at 629-4939.

Pre-Job Fair Workshop The Seaford Library Job Center/Inspiration Space will be offering a Workshop "How to Prepare for a Job Fair" on April 11 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Seaford Library Woodruff Room. Members of three local businesses will serve on a panel and offer their recommendations and advice on how a job seeker should prepare for a job fair. They will also be available to answer questions. This event will help job seekers prepare for the Western Sussex Job Fair scheduled for April 26 at the Seaford High School Gym from noon to 4:00 p.m. There is no charge for this workshop.

Docent Training Docent Training will be held at the Ross Mansion on Monday, April 11 from 2-4 p.m. and Wednesday, April 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Wreath Making Class Mary Vining Chapter, DAR, will hold a Wreath Making (spring theme) class on Tuesday, April 12 at the American Legion in Seaford. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event starts at 6:30. Join us for a night of creative fun and social gathering. Make a spring wreath to keep or give as a gift. Event proceeds will help DAR support other community groups, such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, ROTC, Seaford Library, Bridgeville Library, Laurel Library, Delmar Library, veterans, and local schools, etc. Cost is $30 per person. Mail payment to Tana Figgs, 4587 Stein Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973 by March 31. For more information, contact Tana at 943-3524.

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. For more information, contact Bonny Hastings at 841-4884 or Susan Michel at 228-5934.

Kiwanis Club offers scholarships The Kiwanis Club of Seaford is offering three scholarships to graduating seniors residing in the Seaford School District or attending Seaford High School. Each scholarship is $4,000. Two are funded by the Seaford Kiwanis Foundation and one is funded by the Seaford Kiwanis Foundation and the Janosik Foundation. Scholarship applications are available at the Seaford High School Guidance Office or by contacting Fred Glime at 629-3652.The application deadline is April 13.

Pack 381 Paint Party fundraiser Cub Scout Pack 381 will hold a paint party fundraiser featuring Paint Parties by Maria Turner on Saturday, April 16 from 7-9 p.m. at Gethsemane United Methodist Church, 2701 Woodland Ferry Rd., Seaford. Cost is $35 per guest. Recommended age is 13 and up. No painting experience necessary. All materials will be provided to create your own canvas masterpiece. To purchase tickets, visit www.mariaturnerartist.com. Tickets must be purchased in advance by April 9. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Basket Bingo Party Hebron Lodge #14 of Seaford, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, will hold its annual Basket Bingo Party at the Federalsburg (Md.) VFW on Thursday, April 21 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 and the games will run from 7 to 9:30. There will be 21 games. Prizes will be Longaberger baskets or accessories. Door prizes will be drawn throughout the games depending on how many prizes are donated. One basket will be drawn as a raffle item and one basket will be drawn for those games that have more than one winner. Chicken salad sandwiches, hot dogs, cakes and pies will be available for purchase. Potato chips, pretzels and drinks will be provided at no cost. Tickets are $25 each. Save $5 per ticket if you buy your tickets early. For groups of 10 or more, the tenth ticket is free and every tenth ticket after. Consider becoming a sponsor or donating a door prize if you are unable to attend. To purchase tickets now, donate an item, or become a sponsor, call 858-7588. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Longaberger Bingo Longaberger Bingo for the Seaford Library will be held on Thursday, April 21 at the Seaford Moose, 22759 Bridgeville Hwy. Doors open at 6 p.m. and Bingo starts at 7. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Cost is $20 in advance, $25 at door. Filled Longaberger baskets, Vera Bradley, 31. Silent and Chinese Auction. For tickets, contact Peggy Boyd at 536-1449 or peggymboyd@comcast.net.

NHS to hold Basket Bingo The Employee Activity Committee of Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, at the Seaford Moose Lodge located on Rt. 13A, Seaford. The event will include 20 games with Longaberger baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the large hamper, wrought iron organizer stand and baskets. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, contact the EAC at 629-6611, ext. 8944 or MorrisR@nanticoke.org.

AAUW 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 provide quality red, white, pink, salmon, and fuchsia geraniums. Cost for each 6" pot is $4.50. To order, call 629-4619. Plants will be available for pick-up at the West Seaford Elementary School parking lot across from the Nanticoke Senior Center on Saturday, April 30 from 8-11 a.m. Geraniums that have not been picked up by 11 a.m. will be sold to the public.

Indoor Yard Sale An Indoor Yard Sale will be held at the Seaford Elks Lodge, 8846 Elks Rd., Seaford, on Saturday, April 30 from 7 a.m. to noon. Rent a table for $10. Call 745-8500 or 629-2458 to reserve your space. Mother's Day Tea The Seaford Historical Society will host a Victorian Tea for Mother's Day at the Ross Mansion on Thursday, May 5 from 2-4 p.m. Cost is $20 per person. Advance reservations are required and not confirmed until payment is received. Call Phyllis at 536-7194 for reservations and more information. The deadline to make reservations is Friday, April 29. Tea will be served by Society members dressed in period style. The menu includes fresh fruit compote, savory tea sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, raspberry curd and jams, desserts and English teas. There will also be a special from the "Teapot" drawing.

SHS Class of 2018 fundraiser Seaford High School, Class of 2018, will hold a Chicken Barbecue Fundraiser next to Home Team Realty in Seaford on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. until sold out.

SHS Class of '76 Reunion Seaford High School Class of '76 will hold its 40 Year Reunion on Saturday, Aug. 6, in the Gold Room at the Harrington Casino. For more information, log onto Facebook at Seaford High School Class of '76 or call David Smith at 410-726-7090 or Jeanne McMahon Griffith at 302-628-3188.

Kindergarten registration Children who will be 5-years-old by Aug. 31 and live in the Laurel School District can be registered for the 2016-17 kindergarten program. Staff will be available at Dunbar Elementary to meet with parents from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7. Legal guardians are required to enroll with the child's birth certificate, immunization record, proof of residency, and medical card. They will also be asked to present a picture ID. Children do not need to attend. For more information, call 875-6140.

A Night At The Movies Bring your family and enjoy a free, family friendly movie at The Lighthouse, 27225 Kaye Rd., Laurel, every second and fourth Friday of the month. Free popcorn, soft drinks, coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the main feature begins at 7. To find out what is playing, call 875-7814.

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.

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.

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. For 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).

A Bark in the Park For Your Spot LLC & Saved Souls Rescue will host A Bark in the Park fundraiser on Saturday, April 23 from 1-5 p.m., at Trap Pond State Park in Laurel. The event will feature doggie musical chairs, a pet costume contest, silent auction, demonstrations by dogs and their companions and Groomingdale's, Food by Tiny Tastes Catering, a vaccine clinic by Dr. Tami of Safe & Sound Pet Care and more. Saved Souls Animal Rescue transports, fosters, and adopts animals in need to help them find their "furever" home. For more information, contact krissy@4yourspot.com or visit www.4yourspot.com or www.savedsoulsanimalrescue.com.

Get in Gear" Family Bike Rally The Trap Pond Partners 13th Annual "Get in Gear" Family Bike Rally will be held on Saturday, May 7. Enjoy a 5-mile ride through Trap Pond State Park, suitable for the young and old. Registration begins at 9 a.m. For more information, call 875-5163 or visit trappondpartners.com.

Annual Strawberry Festival St. Philip's 10th Annual Strawberry Festival will be held Saturday, May 21 at 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, craft vendors, entertainment and strawberries - whole, desserts and drinks. For more information, call 875-3644. Vendor space is available, call Charles at 875-5537.

Cash Bash The Laurel Fire Department will hold its 1st Annual Cash Bash featuring $20,000 in cash prizes on Saturday, June 4. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the first cash drawing is at 6. Tickets are $25 and include entry for cash giveaways, food, beer and deejay entertainment. Must be 21 to enter. Multiple chances to win. Cash giveaway every 15 minutes. You do not need to be present to win. For tickets, contact any member of the Laurel Fire Department. For more information, call 875-3081.

Soup and Chicken Salad Sale The Delmar (Md.) VFW Auxiliary will hold their annual Soup and Chicken Salad Sale on Saturday, April 9. Orders may be picked up between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All orders must be placed by 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 7. Peas & Dumplings, Chicken Noodle, and Vegetable Beef soups are $6 a quart. Chicken Salad is $5 for a 10 oz. cup and $12 for a quart. Place your order with Phyllis Crouch, 302-846-3871, or call the VFW Post after 3 p.m. at 410-896-3722. The VFW Post is located at 200 W. State St., Delmar, Md.

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.

Delmar Alumni Banquet The 14th Annual Delmar Alumni Association Banquet will be held on Saturday, April 23 at the Delmar Fire Hall. Social hour will begin at 5 p.m. followed by a ham, fried chicken, and crab cake dinner. The highlight of the evening will be the introduction of the 2016 scholarship recipients. As in past years, Chinese, silent, and live auctions will be held, and all monies collected from the auctions will go directly to the student scholarship fund. Donated items are needed for these auctions. If you have any questions or an item you would like to donate, contact Diana Nero Dean at 846-9592. Pickup can be arranged if desired. For the first time in many years, a disc jockey will be playing music for dancing and listening enjoyment. Following dinner and introduction of the 2016 scholarship winners, "DJ Wookie" will spin dance tunes until 10 p.m. Cost is $25 per person. Advance registration is required by April 11. There will be no ticket sales at the door. Reservation forms are available online at www.delmaralumni.net or by calling Gary Riley at 846-3846.

Craft Show/Community Yard Sale Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church in Delmar will hold a Craft Show/Community Yard Sale on Saturday, April 30 from 8 a.m. to noon. Vendors include Thirty-One, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Jamberry Nails, Younique.

Events at the Senior Center The Bridgeville Senior Center, 414 Market St., Bridgeville, will hold the following events and activities in April. Friday, April 8 - 10 a.m. - White Elephant Bingo; 11:30 a.m. - Full Card; Noon - Lunch; 1-1:45 p.m. - Memory Game. Monday, April 11 - PNC & PO; 10 a.m. - Spanish Class; 11:30 a.m. - Lunch; 12:15 p.m. - Jeff's Green House Tuesday, April 12 - 9:30 a.m. - Leave Center for 55 Plus Expo at Dover Downs; 12:30 p.m. - Lunch at Center Wednesday, April 13 - 9:30 a.m. - Food Box Pick Up; 10 a.m. - Bible Study; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Food Lion Thursday, April 14 - 9:30 a.m. - Walgreens; 11 a.m. - Lunch; Noon - Leave Center for Bowling at Milford Lanes Friday, April 15 - 9:45 a.m. - Leave Center to visit Milton CHEER Center for Lunch & Bingo.

Bridgeville Library events New Weekly Adult Program - Every Monday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., the Bridgeville Library will host "A Wellness Journey." This free program is open to adults only. Join us as we discover and share tips with each other as we follow the path to wellness and self-care. Topics will vary and will be chosen by attendees at each meeting. For more information, contact the library at 302-337-7401.

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. 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.

Greenwood Vol. Fire Co. Chicken BBQ The Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company Chicken BBQ is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from April 15 to Oct. 2, behind the fire hall. For more information, call 349-5241.

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. 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.

New Book Talks Series On Friday, April 8, the Westside Historical Society will begin a new series, "Authors on Delmarva." Each of the five programs will feature a local author who writes about some facet of life on Delmarva. All programs are free and open to the public, and will be presented at Laytons Chance Winery near Vienna, from 4 to 7 on Friday afternoons. The first program will feature Phillip Hesser, author of What a River Says: Exploring the Blackwater River and Refuge, a book not only about the history of this important part of Dorchester County, but a study of the important challenge to preserve and protect this natural environment. Dr. Hesser teaches at Salisbury University and Wor-Wic Community College about landscape, life and livelihood on the Chesapeake Bay. Light refreshments will be offered. Programs will begin with a meet-and-greet followed by the author's talk and ending with a chance to purchase a signed copy of the featured book. Future programs will feature Phillip LeBel, author of A Brief Relation of the State of Delmarva on May 27, Joe Moore, author of Murder on Maryland's Eastern Shore on June 17, and Anne Foley, author of Hollands Island: Dorchester County's 'Lost Atlantis' on Sept. 9. A fifth program will be held on Oct. 21 with the author to be announced at a later date. For more information, contact the Westside Historical Society at westsidehistorical@gmail.com or 410-726-8047, or Laura Layton at the Winery at 410-228-1205.

Computer classes, Dr. Seuss event Enhance your job seeking skills at this four-part series designed to help you get a job. Each session, held on four consecutive Mondays, from 2-3 p.m., covers a different topic: April 11 - Google job searching techniques; April 18 - Using our free online Gale Courses (offering certificates of completion); April 25 - Promoting yourself with Social Media All classes are held in the Caroline County Public Library's Central Library Computer Lab in Denton, Md. For information or to register, call 410-479-1343, ext. 1 or email info@carolib.org. Celebrate Dr. Seuss at the Caroline County Public Library's second annual Dr. Seuss Storytime for children birth-age 5 and their caregivers. Dr. Seuss-themed activities will be held at all three library locations; at the North County Branch, Greensboro, Md. on April 14 at 11 a.m.; and at the Central Library in Denton on April 16 at 11 a.m.

AARP Quarter Auction Georgetown AARP Chapter 5340 will meet on May 2 and June 6. The chapter will hold a Quarter Auction on Saturday, April 9 at Grace United Methodist Church, 7 S. King St., Georgetown. Doors open at noon and the auction begins at 1 p.m. Participating vendors include Tracey's Treasures, Dream in Chocolate, Initial Bags, and Denny's Wreaths. Cost is $5 admission, which includes one paddle. Additional paddles may be purchased. Lunch will be sold from noon to 1 p.m. Please bring your own quarters and donations of non-perishable items for the local food pantry. For more information, contact Pat at 302-253-0082.

Car Seat Safety Check Is your child's car seat safe? Join the Caroline County Public Library as we partner with Maryland Kids in Safety Seats (KISS) for a car seat inspection on Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Certified KISS technicians will be at the Central Library in Denton, Md. to perform evaluations and answer questions regarding safety seats. To make an appointment, call 410-479-1343, ext. 1. Walk-ins will be accommodated as available. Plan on spending approximately 30 minutes per car seat, to fully assess and learn how to use your child's safety seat.

New Faces of Shakespeare Possum Point Players' New Faces of Shakespeare in Georgetown will hold open auditions for Much Ado About Nothing on April 10-11 from 6-9 p.m. with call backs on April 13. All ages, ethnicities, orientation and levels of experience are encouraged to audition. Auditioners should prepare a two minute Shakespeare monologue. Performances are June 29-30, July 1. For more information, call Shannon at 703-861-4261. The New Faces of Shakespeare will read Pericles, Prince of Tyre on Tuesday, April 19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For a script, visit www.shakespeare-online.com/plays/periscenes.html. For more information, call Richard at 301-529-8403.

"Living with Alzheimer's" series The Alzheimer's Association and MAC Inc., the Area Agency on Aging, are partnering to offer a free series of classes designed to help caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia to learn, understand, and plan for the issues that arise throughout the course of the disease. The series, "Living with Alzheimer's Disease for Care Partners," is divided into three sections: early stages, middle stages and later stages, and includes a total of eight sessions; participants are free to attend as many or as few sessions as possible. The program will be held at MAC in Salisbury, Md. All classes will be held from 1-3 p.m. The class schedule is as follows: Early Stages: Tuesdays, April 12, 19, and 26; Middle Stages: Tuesdays: May 3, 10, and 17; and Later Stages: Tuesdays: May 24 and 31 The program is free but seating is limited, pre-registration is requested. Contact Amy Schine at 410-749-4940 or amys@geried.com for more information and to register.

Spaghetti Dinner and Auction The Sussex County 4-H will hold a spaghetti dinner and auction on Saturday, April 16, at the Georgetown Fire Hall. Dinner is at 5 p.m., live auction begins at 6:30, the silent auction will be held from 5-7. Tickets are $10 for ages 12-adult; $5 for ages 4-11; and free for ages 3 and under. Take-outs are $8. For tickets, call the 4-H office at 856-7303.

Marvil Packing Company discussion During the late 1800s, Joshua Marvil patented the basket designs that were made at his factories in Laurel and Chestertown and Sharptown, Md. Salisbury University's Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture explores these designs and their history during the roundtable discussion "Coopered Vegetable and Fruit Baskets of Delmarva: The Marvil Packing Company" from 1:30-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 23. The event, in conjunction with the presentation "Woven Traditions: Maryland Basket-Making Communities and Culture, Past and Present," is held at the center's gallery, 190 Wayne St. Led by Dr. Kathleen Beauchesne, director of the Maryland-based Center for Research in Basketry, Inc., the discussion includes area residents who worked for Marvil, as well as the Eastern Shore canning industry. Marvil's baskets were based on a round wooden base with a hole in the center and wooden hoops that stabilized and formed the rim, much like coopered barrels used for easy rolling onto ships. The presentation highlights the importance of basketry to the Delmarva Peninsula's fruit and vegetable industry. Baskets from the collections of the Westside Historical Society and Adkins Historical and Museum Complex of Mardela Springs and the Historical Society of Kent County will be on display during the discussion. Those attending are encouraged to bring their own baskets to show the group. Sponsored by the Nabb Research Center, admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, call 410-543-6312 or visit the center's website at www.salisbury.edu/nabb.

Federalsburg Hobby Fair Federalsburg Hobby Fair will be held on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Federalsburg Elementary School. Show your favorite hobby to your friends and neighbors. Win a prize for Best Hobby for youth and adult displays. Open to all ages, no entry fee. Refreshments will be available for sale. For more information, contact Bart Johnson at 443-786-4086 or Bart@mris.com.

Annual Stamp Show The Sussex County Stamp Club will hold their Annual Stamp Show at the Milton Fire Hall, 116 Front St., Milton, on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free and refreshments will be available. There will be hourly door prizes beginning at noon and an entire album collection set will be raffled off with pages (stamps not included). You do not have to be present to win the raffle. Proceeds are donated to the Milton Food Bank. A bid board will be included, allowing collectors to bid on stamps up for bid. Free stamps and catalogs will be available for kids while supplies last. Some of the stamp dealers include Dutch Country Auction, Clarke Stamps from Wilmington, Ryan Terlecky "10 Stamps" from Pennsylvania and from lower Delaware, John Chaite of Rehoboth Beach and Charles Vaughn of Seaford. For more information, visit sites.google.com/site/sussexcountystampclub or email sussexcostampclub@inbox.com.

Ladies Expo & Luncheon The 4th Annual Ladies Expo & Luncheon hosted by the Nanticoke Indian Association Inc. (NIA), will be held Saturday, April 30 at 11 a.m. Cost is $20 per person in advance. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall, chief medical officer at Pfizer. Make checks payable to NIA and mail to 27073 John J. Williams Hwy., Millsboro, DE 19966. Contact Bonnie Spencer at 302-947-4158 for more information.

First State Mini Golf Tournament First State Community Action Agency will hold its 3rd Annual Miniature Golf Tournament at Jungle Jim's in Rehoboth Beach on Thursday, May 12 at 10 a.m. Proceeds support First State's community-based programs benefitting local youth. Registration, which is open for teams of four, is $200 and includes lunch. The deadline to register is Monday, May 2. Business and individual sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information and to register, contact Kaneisha Trott at 856-7761, ext. 138 or visit www.firststatecaa.org.

Marine Park Festival The 4th Annual Nanticoke River Marine Park Festival sponsored by the Nanticoke River Sail and Power Squadron will be held on Sunday, May 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Marina in Blades. This year's theme is Safe Boating On The Nanticoke. If you or your organization, especially boat dealers, would like to be a vendor at the festival, contact Judy Martin at judym24@hotmail.com or 335-1556 or 222-6341.

Garden Club trip The Spade & Trowel Garden Club is sponsoring a trip to Hillwood, the Home & Gardens of Marjorie Merriweather Post, and the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, April 14. The bus will leave at 7:30 a.m. at the Lowes Shopping Center, Seaford. Dinner will be on your own at 8 p.m. at Old Country Buffet. Cost is $40 per person. Call Mary Noel at 337-1054.

Trip to Atlantic City AARP #1276 in Salisbury, Md., is sponsoring a day trip to Atlantic City on Wednesday, April 20. Cost is $100 per person and includes slot money, buffet, show, transportation and gratuities. Call 410-749-6093. Trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains AARP #1276 is hosting a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley on May 19-21. Cost is $365. Contact J. Marvel at 410-742-5865.

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. Last day to sign up is May 1. 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 Smoky Mountains Trip to the Smoky Mountains - Oct. 24-28, $660 per person/doubles and $800 single room. Included are four deluxe breakfasts and four full course dinners with shows. Shows include the Hatfield & McCoy dinner theatre where the audience will participate in the Hatfield/McCoy rivalry during dinner; The Dixie Stampede, which includes illusions, comedy, horsemanship, and audience participation; and dinner at the Majestic Theater which will invite you to sing along and dance in the aisles to their tribute to the Motown legends. Another night there will feature the Smith Family entertainers - Charlie, Jim & Charlie Bob Smith. Also enjoy a show at the Smoky Mountain Opry with talented singers, dancers, comedians, magicians, jugglers, and more. Enjoy a bus tour of the great Smoky Mountains with a knowledgeable step-on guide who will answer all of your questions as we travel through the area. There will also be a guide to answer your questions as we tour the Titanic Pigeon Forge Museum where you will have brunch in the secret dining room. Once you visit here you will want to explore other Titanic museums. You will also enjoy a visit to Dollywood where you can enjoy live musical performances as you tour the park. For more information on this trip, contact Rose at 629-7180.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary meeting The Seaford U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-08 meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Nanticoke River Yacht Club building located at the Nanticoke Marina in Blades. Visitors, guest and those interested in becoming members of the auxiliary are always welcome. For details and information contact Dave Nagle at 302-398-9279.

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.

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.

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.

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, call Sherry Norman, 519-8519.

Hub Club meetings The Harrington-Greenwood-Felton Centennial Rotary (Hub Club) meets every Wednesday at Rudy's Family Restaurant, U.S. 13, Harrington. On the first, second, fourth and fifth Wednesday, the meeting is from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. The third Wednesday will be an evening meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Everyone is invited; dinner is from the menu. For more information, contact Gwen at 302-331-6105 or email gscottjones@desu.edu.

Patriots meeting change The 9-12 Delaware Patriots will hold their Sussex County meeting this month at Arena's in Milford on Wednesday, April 13 at 7 p.m. instead of Thursday, April 14, as originally scheduled. Everyone is welcome to join the stimulating and inspiring conversation. For more information, contact Karen Gritton at karen@912delawarepatriots.com or 302-381-6426.

Writers' Group Kingdom Writers Fellowship, a Christian group of aspiring writers, is welcoming new members. If you enjoy writing, desire to improve your writing, and would like the encouragement and support of a small group, consider visiting KWF. Meetings are held monthly on the second Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Alliance Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford. For more information, call 858-2239 or 628-4594.