Bulletin Board
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled for September. 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.

Special classes Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Children's Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 6-9, $40 includes supplies and light lunch. Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Children's Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10-14, $40 includes supplies and light lunch.

Ongoing classes Mondays, 10 a.m.-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 persons aged 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.-Noon, Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.

Basket Bingo benefit Lofland Park Center will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Seaford Moose Lodge, Rt. 13A, Seaford. The filled basket bingo will consist of 20 games and will feature several Longaberger baskets as prizes. Advanced tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Longaberger large hamper with lid and Woven Traditions beverage barrel. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, contact Lofland Park Center at 628-3000, ext. 8302 or dolores.timmons@genesishcc.com

1st Saturday in Seaford 1st Saturday in Seaford is Saturday, Sept. 3 from noon to 5 p.m. in downtown Seaford. Join us for Seaford's first Pokemon Go event - 1st Saturday's POKE Crawl! Lure modules for the entire event. Also enjoy live music by Modern Day Addiction; food vendors including Backyard Louie's BBQ, Carl's Gourmet Hots and Rita's Ice; bounce house for the kids and local craft beer by 3rd Wave Brewing and Delaware wines. Additional vendors include T.S. Smith produce, fresh baked goods, crafts, jewelry and more. For more details, visit our Facebook page - 1st Saturday in Seaford.

Annual Woodland Ferry Festival The 21st Woodland Ferry Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Woodland - four miles west of Seaford. The event kicks off with the traditional Country Breakfast Buffet from 7 to 10 a.m. in the Woodland United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children.

Opening ceremonies begin at 9 a.m. The event features free pedestrian rides on the historic Woodland Ferry, a variety of craft/artisan and food vendors, business and non-profit exhibitors and demonstrations of colonial woodturning, chair caning, wool spinning, rug hooking, and essential oils for health and wellness. There will be fun activities for children including Tootsie the Clown and the beloved Duck Train rides. The Woodland Ferry Association will be selling souvenirs and Vanderwende's ice cream and holding a Silent Auction. The Woodland United Methodist Church will sell hot dogs and hamburgers and hold a bake sale. The Nanticoke Heritage Byway committee will be offering free tours of the northern and southern loops of this scenic, historic byway. Entertainment will be provided by Charlie Paparella and his bandmates Charlie Lynch and John Perdue (folk and gospel), C&O Express (Bluegrass) with Woodland Ferry Association President Rodger Hamrick, the Jones Boys Band (Country) and Charlie and the Cool Tones (Rock, Jazz, and Blues) featuring Charlie Smith of T.S. Smith & Sons in Bridgeville and Woodland Ferry Association member Dan Parsons. Jack and Carolyn Knowles' "Days Gone By" museum will be opened for free tours during the festival. The museum is located at 4841 Woodland Ferry Rd. The event is hosted by the Woodland Ferry Association and sponsored by the Sussex County Council, the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce, Media Choice - Billboard in a Restaurant, Edward Jones Investments (John Rittenhouse-Seaford), Scott's Furniture, DelDot, Peninsula, and Vanderwende's Farm Creamery. For more information, contact Event Coordinator Linda Allen at linda5nature@comcast.net or 629-5659.

Chris English Band to perform The Friends of the Seaford District Library are back with the free 2nd Sunday Concert Series. The Chris English Band will take you back to the beginning of the blues at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Seaford Library & Cultural Center. For more information, call the library at 629-2524 or visit www.facebook.com/seafordfriends.

Lecture is Sept. 12 As part of the Seaford Historical Society Lecture Series, Dan Parsons will talk about the Hearns/Rollins Mill. This month the lecture will be held on Monday, Sept. 12 at 7:15 p.m., at the Manor House, 1001 Middleford Rd., Seaford. Admission is free.

O's game at Camden Yards Mark your calendars for Friday, Sept. 16 to attend an Orioles game at Camden Yards - Orioles vs. Rays. Tickets are $70 per person or $65 per person for a group of four or more people. Transportation will be provided by a coach bus, leaving the Parks & Rec building at 3:30 p.m. The giveaway for that night is tall O's socks for the first 20,000 fans to enter the park, ages 15 and up. For more information and to reserve your tickets, call 629-6809.

Delaware Senior Olympics Shuffleboard Tournament The Delaware Senior Olympics Shuffleboard Tournament will be held at Methodist Manor House at 1001 Middleford Road in Seaford on Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To compete, register online at www.DelawareSeniorOlympics.org by Sept. 9. Spectators are admitted for free. For more information, call 302-736-5698.

Benefit dinner for Jerry Taylor Friends of Jerry Taylor will hold an All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner & Dance on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Seaford Moose Lodge to benefit Jerry who is battling multiple myeloma, a progressive bone related cancer. Dinner is from 6-8 p.m. and includes spaghetti, Italian sausage, garlic bread and salad for $10 per person. Music featuring Tony Windsor begins at 8 p.m.

Crab Feast The Seaford Moose Lodge will host a crab feast on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 5-8 p.m. The event will have steamed crabs, chicken, hot dogs, potato salad, macaroni salad, cucmber and onions, corn on the cob, cantaloupe and watermelon, as well as draft beer and iced tea. For tickets, which are $30 per person, call Barry at 302-249-7363.

Historical Society Gala All Aboard! Destination: New Ross Station! The Seaford Historical Society Gala 2016 will be held at the Ross Mansion and Plantation in Seaford on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 4-9 p.m. Buffet dinner provided by Marilyn's Catering and music by Imagine. Cash bar, mansion tours, games and live auction. Casual attire. Cost is $65 per person. We have an extremely generous matching gift for this new building. Contact Seaford Historical Society at 628-9828 or visit www.seafordhistoricalsociety.com for sponsorship opportunities and reservations

Go Pink Longaberger Basket Bingo The Employee Activity Committee of Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, at the Seaford Moose Lodge. The filled basket bingo will consist of 20 games and will feature several Longaberger baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Longaberger hamper basket and Longaberger Woven Traditions beverage barrel. Nearly 30 chances to win. In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness month attendees wearing pink will receive a ticket for an exclusive drawing. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, contact the EAC at 536-5390 or MorrisR@nanticoke.org.

Chamber workshop Greater Seaford Chamber's Member Workshop, "What's Your Story?," will be held on Friday, Sept. 30 from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Seaford Library. Hear from local business professionals about how they created a success story out of their business. Learn success strategies through sessions with industry leaders. Have your business questions answered and turn your story into a success. Cost is $15 for chamber members and $25 for non-members. Lunch is included and all presentations will be available for free download. Space is limited. RSVP by calling the chamber at 629-9690 or register online at www.seafordchamber.com/Workshop/.

Trap Pond Fall Festival CHEER, Inc. will host its annual Trap Pond Fall Festival to support the CHEER Nutrition Program and Meals on Wheels on Friday, Sept. 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. DJ Sky Brady, who will lead the entertainment stage, will be joined by Dawn Jones and Suzette Pritchett. The day will also offer informational vendor booths, pontoon boat rides, corn hole games, pipe ball games, horseshoes, nature walks, a white elephant table, and a Wii bowling tournament. Enjoy a fried chicken and ham lunch, complete with potato salad, green beans, and ice cream. New this year is a Celebrity Jail Break featuring local dignitaries. Attendees can "break out" their favorite dignitary from jail by donating to the cause. Although the event is sponsored for senior citizens, everyone is invited to accompany them. Tickets are $6 for seniors 60 and over and $8 for under 60. Tickets are available at all CHEER activity centers or at the festival entrance the day of the event. Admission to the park is free that day. Trap Pond State Park is located five miles east of Laurel, south of Rt. 24. For more information, contact Florence Mason at 515-3040.

Laurel Ruritan Club BBQ The Laurel Ruritan Club will have a chicken and pork rib BBQ on Saturday, Sept. 3 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Nanticoke Immediate Care on Route 13 in Laurel. The cost is $7 for chicken dinner and $10 for pork rib dinner.

Summer concerts at Trap Pond Trap Pond State Park in Laurel will host the final summer concert on Saturday, Sept. 3 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. - The Reminders - Americana/blues/country/gospel

Oyster Sandwich Sale Odd Fellows of Laurel Charity Lodge will hold their monthly oyster sandwich sale on Saturday, Sept. 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until sold out. Hot dogs, hamburgers, and pulled pork will also be available and Martha Rebekah Lodge 21 will sell their homemade ice cream, baked goods and refreshments at the lodge which is located at 319 Poplar St. Eat-in or carry-out. Delivery to businesses is available.

Laurel Public Library Resume Writing Assistance - Laurel Public Library will host a Resume Workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 4-6 p.m. Individuals who are creating or updating their resume and want assistance or information on successful resumes are encouraged to stop by at any time during the workshop whether or not they have already created a resume. Library staff will provide guidance and feedback to attendees on how to craft their resumes as a part of job applications. Call Gregg at 875-3184 or e-mail gregg.mccullough@lib.de.us with questions or for more information. Job Fair - The library will host a Job Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 20 from noon to 2 p.m. Job seekers should bring their resumes and any other information they may wish to share with companies. Employers will be able to meet job seekers and share information about their job openings and businesses. Employers who wish to participate in the job fair should register by contacting Gregg at 875-3184 or gregg.mccullough@lib.de.us.

Beer, Wine and Spirits Festival The Second Annual Trap Pond Partners Beer, Wine and Spirits Festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 24 from noon to 4 p.m. There will be crafters, vendors, entertainment, and beer, wine and spirits tasting. Advance sale tickets are $20, day of tickets are $25. Tickets may be purchased online at trappondpartners.com or at Lakeside Wine and Spirits in Laurel.

New exhibit at the Bethel Museum The Bethel Museum, 312 First St., Bethel, will feature a traveling exhibit of art work by Karen and Joe Owens of Seaford, in September through December. The exhibit will feature handmade miniature model lighthouses and sailing ships from the Chesapeake Bay crafted by Joe. Karen, who prefers watercolors, will feature paintings with nautical views and structures from various parts of Delmarva Peninsula. Karen and Joe are two of the founding members of the Nanticoke River Arts Council. They were also very involved in the opening of "Gallery 107" in Seaford. The new exhibit will open on Sept. 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. The exhibit will be open on the second and fourth Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. each month through December. The museum will also have its permanent exhibit showing the ship building industry in Bethel during the 1800s. For more information, call 858-3840.

Labor Day Car and Truck Show The 9th Annual Labor Day Car and Truck Show will be held at First Baptist Church, 501 Bi-State Blvd., on Monday, Sept. 5. Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon. First 50 will receive dash plaques and the entry fee is $10. Trophies will be presented at 1 p.m. Enjoy food, gospel music and activities for the kids. For more information, contact Russell Smart at 302-846-2253 or 410-726-6268.

Bridgeville Public Library, Inc. Adult Craft Night - Our next event is Friday, Sept. 23. The craft will be announced soon. All materials will be provided. Registration is required by Wednesday, Sept. 21. Contact the circulation desk at 337-7401, ext. 101 to sign up. Library closures - The Bridgeville Library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5 for Labor Day, and Thursday, Sept. 22, for staff training. Technology Classes and Open Employment - Starting in September, the Open Employment programs are cancelled, and we are rescheduling our technology classes. Our Basic Computer class will be held on the first Tuesday of each month from 6-7 p.m. Our Kindle, iPad, and and eReader classes are being consolidated into one all-inclusive eReader class which will be held on the third Tuesday of each month from 6-7 p.m. Registration is still required for each class. Contact the circulation desk at 337-7401, ext. 101 to sign up. Our first Basic Computer Class will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 6 and our first eReader class is Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Art classes offered From the Studio in Bridgeville offers the following art classes: Art, Food and Friends - The third Tuesday of each month from 6:30-9 p.m. at Cafe Tamburelli's in Greenwood. Enjoy great food and an evening of art. Every month will feature different projects. Sign up at Café Tamburelli's or call 228-7859. Creative Weekly Art Classes - Offered Mondays, 1-3 p.m. or 3-5 p.m., year-round. We will use a multitude of mediums, styles and techniques to complete projects such as drawing, painting, mixed media, 3D projects and crafts. For ages 6+. Adult Art Classes - Offered the first Friday of the month from 6-8 p.m. In these classes, adults can focus on specific art techniques or complete interest based projects. Other classes and times are available upon request. Find new events on www.facebook.com/fromthestudios.

CHEER Fitness Center The Fitness Center at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center, 41 Schulze Rd., Greenwood, is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Open to members 50+ years of age, the center is accepting new members. The center has new equipment including treadmills, recumbent bikes, elliptical machines and multi-station gym. Yoga classes are now offered. Call site manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237 for more information and to join.

Big Saturday in Greenwood On Saturday, Sept. 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Greenwood will transform into one giant yard sale and host a fun-filled community celebration. The event, sponsored by the Friends of the Greenwood Library, offers a variety of family-friendly entertainment and food vendors, baked goods, a D.J. and representation by a variety of non-profit groups. Visit www.greenwoodbigsaturday.com for details, including an online vendor application, descriptions of the variety of spaces available, their location and cost. Premium spaces can be reserved and paid in advance via PayPal, cash or check. For more information, e-mail info@greenwoodbigsaturday.com.

Gospel concert The Delmarva Gospel Music Association will present the groups Legacy Five and The Ball Brothers in concert on Friday, Sept. 9, at Woodbridge High School, Greenwood. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert starts at 7. For tickets, call 302-531-7997 or order online at delmarvagospel.com.

Players seek technicians The Possum Point Players, a well-established community theater group in Sussex County, seek individuals to coordinate their show lighting and sound/EFX operations. The position calls for someone to take responsibility for maintenance and operation of stage performances. For a more detailed description and to discuss the potential for compensation, contact PPP trustee Jim Hartzell at jlhart8@mchsi.com or 856-6166.

Genealogy research program On Saturday, Sept. 3, at 10:30 a.m. at the Delaware Public Archives, Dover, Shamele Jordon will present a program focusing on new technologies that have proven to be useful for genealogy research. Jordon, a researcher, lecturer and podcaster, will discuss how she has used new genealogical methods such as desktop applications, cloud technologies, and mobile applications to find information about her ancestors. The program is free to the public and will last approximately one hour. No reservations are required. For more information, contact Tom Summers at 302-744-5047 or e-mail thomas.summers@state.de.us.

Labor Day Gospel Concert Faith Fellowship Church will host a Labor Day Gospel Concert at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5, at the Federalsburg Marina Park Pavilion, Federalsburg, Md. Featured artists include One Day Closer, Joe Dawson and Judy Laramore. Bring a chair and a friend. Concessions will be available and a love offering will be received.

Authors on Delmarva The next program in the Westside Historical Society's Series of book talks, "Authors on Delmarva," will feature Anne Foley, author of Holland Island, who will speak on Sept. 9. October will feature Don Parks who has authored a series of character studies of the Chesapeake Bay and its people and Andy Nunez, who has written several studies of folklore and local reports of spiritualism and hauntings. The program is free but donations to Westide Historical Society are appreciated. Light refreshments will be offered. Reservations are not required, but to get answers to questions, contact Westside Historical Society at westsidehistorical@gmail.com or 410-726-8047, or Laura Layton, program chairman, at the Winery at 410-228-1205.

Financial Peace Course Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace Course - learn how to get out of debt and make a plan for your future one step at a time - will begin on Monday, Sept. 12 and run for nine weeks at Parkway Church of God, Rt. 50 and Edison Street, Salisbury, Md. Cost is $100 for the kit. Call the church at 410-749-9428 or visit Dave Ramsey's website to register.

Art Crawl, Farmer and Foodie Festival The 2016 Historic Georgetown Art Crawl will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, in downtown Georgetown. Featured artists include the Nanticoke River Arts Council and the Georgetown Parklet. The annual Farmer and Foodie Festival will be held on Sunday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy local food, culinary talents and local artisans and handmade products. For more information, contact the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce at 856-1544.

Annual Heritage Raffle The Dorchester County Historical Society is selling raffle tickets for the Annual Heritage Raffle. Valued at more than $1,000, the raffle includes local art, gift certificates, books, decoys and more - all contained within a 1950s Coca Cola cooler complete with inner tray. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20 and can be purchased at Heritage Museums & Gardens of Dorchester or by calling 410-228-7953.

Heritage Weekend The Federalsburg Historical Society will hold Heritage Weekend on Sept. 16-18. On Friday, Sept. 16 from 7-9 p.m., prize winning author Tom Horton and prize winning photographer David W. Harp will give a presentation on their new book, "Choptank Odyssey." Signed copies will be on sale for $31.80, cash or check. There is a $3 admission fee which includes refreshments. On Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., we will celebrate the life of Madeline Hurlock, a silent era movie star from Federalsburg. Photos of Hurlock will be on display and her films will be shown. Free admission with food and baked goods for sale. On Sunday, Sept. 18 from 1-4 p.m., Madeline Hurlock films will be shown. Hot dogs, hamburgers, and baked goods will be for sale; free admission.

Meet the Candidates The 9-12 Delaware Patriots presents, "Meet Statewide Election Candidates," on Sept. 20 and Sept. 22 from 7-9 p.m. The Kent County meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Grotto's Dover, 1150 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover. The Sussex meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 22 at Captain's Restaurant, 24832 John J. Williams Hwy., Millsboro. For more information, email info@912DelawarePatriots.com.

QuickBooks training seminar Master QuickBooks in two days on Oct. 4-5, at the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce, 144 E. Main St., Salisbury, Md. Learn QuickBooks and apply it immediately on the job. This seminar, which is designed to help you begin or further your career, is perfect for businesses, non-profits and ministries. Learn to set up a chart of accounts, enter and pay bills, create invoices, receive payments, make deposits, process payroll and more. Co-sponsored by the Christian Leadership & Community Foundation, register online at MasteringQuickBooksInTwoDays.EventBrite.com or call 410-543-1159.

Alumni Association offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trips for members, family and friends to see the Baltimore Orioles. Trips include: Saturday, Sept. 17 - Orioles vs. Florida Blue Rays Saturday, Oct. 1 - Orioles vs. New York Yankees For prices and reservations, contact Dot Wolfgang at 846-2366.

Bus trip to NYC St. Stephens UMC in Delmar is hosting a bus trip - a day on your own in New York City - on Saturday, Oct. 1, to benefit the church. The bus will leave the North Salisbury Walmart at 5:30 a.m. Pick up at the Seaford Walmart is at 5:45 a.m. The bus will arrive in New York by 10 a.m. and depart at 7 p.m. There will be no additional stops going up or back. Cost is $45 per person and includes seat and donation to the church. To reserve your seat, call the church office by Sept. 11, at 846-9501. For more information, contact the church office.

Dinner theater trip Wicomico County AARP #1276 is offering a day trip to Toby's Dinner Theater in Columbia, Md., to see the show, Sister Act, on Wednesday, Oct. 5. The price is all inclusive. For more information, call 410-749-6093.

Nashville Christmas Tour Sign up now for the Nashville Christmas Tour, a bus trip presented by the Nanticoke Senior Center and Curran Travel, on Nov. 27 - Dec. 2. Enjoy the Nashville Nightlife Theatre, Grand Ole Opry, General Jackson Showboat, a three hour guided tour of Nashville, a Gaylord Opryland Hotel tour and much more. Double occupancy is $945 per person, single is $1,178 per person. Call the Nanticoke Senior Center at 629-4939 for more information and tickets.

Delaware Tech offers escorted tours Delaware Technical Community College and Accent on Travel, in conjunction with Collette Vacations, presents First Class Escorted Tours. A portion of the proceeds benefit Delaware Tech's Kids on Campus program by providing scholarship opportunities. Featured trips include: "Nashville and More," - December; "Hawaii Island Tour," - Feb. 2017; "Iceland," - Aug. 2017; "South America Land Tour," - Nov. 2017. All Delaware Tech Travel Programs feature:
  • Round trip flights from Philadelphia (other city departures or air credit available)
  • Round trip transfers to the airport from Delaware Tech
  • Professional English-speaking guide while at the destinations
  • Entrance fees and local guides for destination enrichment
  • Educational, cultural, and fun experiences at the destination's first-class hotels with private baths
  • Very inclusive packages - minimal extras not included
  • Local pre-travel get-togethers with fellow travelers and a professional travel consultant
  • Optional travel insurance
  • Local registration appoints and document pickup at Accent on Travel for those unable to attend general meetings
For more information, call Accent on Travel at 302-703-6154 or email consulting@accentontravel.us.

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 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.

Substance Abuse Support Group A free Substance Abuse Education and Support Group will be held at Grace Baptist Church, Seaford, on Mondays at 7 p.m. Call 629-8434 to register. Everyone is welcome.

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

Broad Creek Grange Meeting The Broad Creek Grange meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month, at Broad Creek Grange Hall (11198 County Seat Hwy., Laurel). For more details, contact Mary Tress at 875-3326. Visitors are welcome.

Fight against illegal drugs The Sussex County Action Prevention Coalition (SCAPC) meets the first Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Lighted Pathway Building, 425 E. Stein Hwy., Seaford. The group is dedicated to the prevention of substance abuse, addictions and other life related problems. Their vision is to ensure that the residents of Sussex County have access to the resources, services, and prevention needed and to implement strategies that will result in the reduction of the abuse and misuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other substances.

9-12 Delaware Patriots meetings The 9-12 Delaware Patriots meet twice monthly to discuss local, statewide and national issues, legislation, current events and upcoming elections. Elected officials, candidates and well known speakers/presenters are often in attendance. Meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month at Grotto's Pizza in Dover, and on the second Thursday of each month at Arena's in Milford. Both meetings begin at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join the stimulating and inspiring conversation. For more information, contact Karen Gritton at karen@912delawarepatriots.com or 302-381-6426.

Sea Purls meeting The "Sea Purls" chapter of The Knitting Guild Association meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown on the corner of Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road. The next meeting is on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Lunch is available and new members are always welcome. For details, call Diane at 228-0235.

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

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.

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.