Bulletin Board
Thursday, April 14, 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 19, 26 & May 3 from 3-5:30 p.m. Cost is $85/members and $95/public or Saturdays, April 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 call 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.

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.
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.

Indoor Yard and Bake Sale

An Indoor Yard and Bake Sale will be held at Seaford Presbyterian Church, 701 Bridgeville Hwy., Seaford, on Saturday, April 16 from 7 a.m. to noon.
This event will feature something for everyone - antiques, toys, summer clothing, tools, kitchen necessities, cakes, candy, Mother's Day gifts, jewelry, dinnerware, glassware, electronics, and more. Scrapple sandwiches will be available to help you shop!
For more information, contact the church at 629-9077.

Chicken and Dumplings Dinner

The Seaford Moose will hold an all-you-can-eat Chicken and Dumplings Dinner at noon on Sunday, April 17. The dinner includes chicken, dumplings, mashed potatoes, dressing, string beans, cole slaw, sweet potatoes, beets, rolls and butter and dessert. Cost is $12 per person.

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.

AUCE Spaghetti Dinner

The AUCE Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser to benefit BSA Troop 182 will be held at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 315 High St., Seaford, on Saturday, April 23 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Adults are $9; children 12 and under are $5 and children under 5 are free. Carry out is available for $7.

Western Sussex Job Fair

Individuals seeking employment in Western Sussex County are invited to meet prospective employers at Seaford High School in the gymnasium during the second annual Western Sussex County Job Fair on Tuesday, April 26, from noon to 4 p.m. This is a free event and pre-registration is not necessary. Candidates should come dressed to impress with resume copies, be prepared to interview, fill out job applications and ask and answer questions.
Last year's event featured 21 businesses and had over 200 attendees.
Local businesses and organizations are invited to participate. The fee for employers to participate is $25 for members of the Seaford Chamber and $35 for non-members. Employers may register at www.seafordchamber.com/JobFair or by contacting Seaford Chamber Director Lynn Brocato at 629-9690.
The Job Center at Seaford Public Library is available to help candidates with job fair preparations. For more information, call the library at 222-3616.

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.

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).

Pulled pork, beef sandwiches

The Odd Fellows Sussex Encampment will have pulled pork and beef sandwiches on Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rt. 9 Flea Market in Laurel. Chips and a drink are also included for $8.

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.

Horse adoption event

Celebrate ASPCA's Help a Horse Day at Changing Fates Equine Rescue, 31283 Old Cabin Rd., Laurel, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. Meet our horses and check out our farm. Food and refreshments will be available. View all of our horses at www.changingfatesequine.org. For more information, call 339-5065 or email cferdelaware@aol.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.

Dine Out for the Delmar Library

Enjoy lunch, dinner, or a midnight snack at Buffalo Wild Wings in Salisbury, Md., and support the building campaign for the Delmar Public Library on Monday, April 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Dine in or carry out.
Show your flyer - available at the library or on the library's website or Facebook page - and Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 20% of your purchase to the library.
Dining out at our Dine Out partners has brought in more than $6,800 to date for the library's building fund. Future events include Dine Out for the Library at Green Turtle, May 19; a Quarter Auction at Delmar VFW, Saturday, June 11; and Dine and Dance with the Fabulous Hubcaps at the Wicomico Civic Center, Saturday, Nov. 5.

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 15 - 9:45 a.m. - Leave Center to visit Milton CHEER Center for Lunch & Bingo
Monday, April 18 - PNC & PO; 10:30 a.m. - Spanish Class; 11:30 a.m. - Lunch; 12:15 p.m. - Walmart
Tuesday, April 19 - Center closed for trip to Sight & Sound
Wednesday, April 20 - 10 a.m. - Bible Study; Noon - Lunch; 1 p.m. - Big Lots
Thursday, April 21 - 9:30 a.m. - Walgreens; 11 a.m. - Lunch; Noon - Leave Center to go Bowling at Milford Lanes
Friday, April 22 - 10 a.m. - Grocery Bingo; Noon - Lunch; Full Card after Lunch; Leave Center at 1:45 p.m.

Bridgeville Library

New Weekly Adult Program - Every Monday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., the Bridgeville Library will host 'A Wellness Journey,'' a free program for 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. Our next event is Monday, April 18.
Change to Open Employment Assistance - This program at the Bridgeville Library will now be held every second (some months it will be on the third) Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This program offers resume assistance and job searching skills. Each month we will also include a focus topic. Registration is required, contact the circulation desk to sign up.
Our next program date is Saturday, April 16. Our focus topic will be interview tips. Check our calendar on the website for future dates.
Adult Craft Night - On Friday, April 22 from 6-8 p.m., we will repurpose mixed media into fun, eye-catching pieces of art. Light refreshments will be available. Registration is required by Wednesday, April 20; contact the circulation desk to sign up. For more information, contact the library at 337-7401.

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.

Hub Club to host Pig Pickin'

The Harrington-Greenwood-Felton Centennial Rotary (Hub Club) and its student group, the Lake Forest Interact Club, will host its annual Pig Pickin' fundraiser on Friday, April 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. This year's festivities will be held in the Atrium at Lake Forest High School, 5407 Killens Pond Rd., Felton.
The menu will feature pulled pork, BBQ ribs and chicken with all the fixings catered by Rudy's Family Restaurant. DJ Todd Walker will provide music and there will be silent and live auctions plus face painting.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students; children four and under are free. Reserve tickets by calling 302-399-5949.

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.

Imagination Library donation

The Caroline County Public Library has partnered with Dolly PartonÕs Imagination Library to provide a specially selected book each month for a preschool child until their 5th birthday. A tax-deductible gift of $25 will provide a high quality, age-appropriate book each month for one year, mailed directly to a Caroline County child's home.
Stop by the Caroline County Public Library, pick an Imagination Library train from the tree, and share the joy of reading.

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.

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.Ê 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.

All classes are held in the Caroline County Public Library's Central Library .

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 18 - Using our free online Gale Courses (offering certificates of completion); April 25 - Promoting yourself with Social Media
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.

New Faces of Shakespeare

Possum Point Players' New Faces of Shakespeare in Georgetown 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.
The New Faces of Shakespeare will perform Much Ado About Nothing June 29-30, July 1.

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 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.

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 centerÕs 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.

Italian genealogical research

On Saturday, April 23 at 10:30 a.m., Melanie Holtz, CG, will present a webinar program at Delaware Public Archives about Italian genealogy for beginners.
The majority of records used for Italian genealogical research come from two major record sets, civil registration and ecclesiastical records. This lecture will cover what type of records are available, where to find these records, and the recent archival reclassifications of civil registration.
The program is free to the public and will last approximately one hour. Reservations are not required. For more information, contact Tom Summers at 302-744-5047 or e-mail thomas.summers@state.de.us.

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 JimÕs 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.

New Book Talks Series

The Westside Historical Society began a new series, 'Authors on Delmarva'. Each of the five programs 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.
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.

MHS Class of 66 reunion

The Millsboro High School Class of 1966 is planning a 50th anniversary reunion for the class and friends of the class. If you are interested in attending this gala event scheduled for July 9, contact Connie Rogers at paranurse1@mchsi.com or 934-9193. We are looking for addresses of former classmates who attended school with us as well as teachers and friends who attended at the same time.

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.

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.

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.

Genealogical Society meeting

The Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS), an organization dedicated to promoting genealogy and education to encourage and instruct in genealogical research, will hold its next monthly membership meeting on Saturday, April 16 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Rehoboth Beach Library.
Guest speaker Mike Dixon will talk about 'Saving Family Treasures'. Dixon, a historian and writer whose research focuses on the mid-Atlantic region and local history, is an adjunct professor who teaches history at area universities and colleges.
Frequently stashed in drawers, trunks, and attics, family treasures such as letters, photos, journals and marriage certificates, are often neglected. Preserving these heirlooms is important because they connect generations and tell us about the past. You don't have to be interested in genealogy to learn how to keep these important items safe over time.
For more information about the SCGS, visit www.scgsdelaware.org.

NARFE meeting

The NARFE National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Western Sussex Chapter 1992 will meet at noon on Monday, April 18, at Pizza King, Seaford. Speaker will be James Blackwell, Seaford Museum curator.
NARFE fights for federal employees to keep their earned benefits. If you are not a member, please join now. Contact membership chair, Les Martens at 629-9789.

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.

Widowed Persons meeting

The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will hold its next meeting at noon on Tuesday, April 19, at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. Planned guest speaker is Candace Ray who will talk about Lyme Disease. Widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come by and join us, we all enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc. that we do.

40th Republicans meeting 40th Republicans will meet in the Laurel Library at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18. Republican candidates for the Laurel and Delmar school boards will be present. The new rules for Sussex County will also be discussed. We need callers for the upcoming school board elections. The public is invited to attend.

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.

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 Charlie Larrimore at 381-8975.