Bulletin Board
Thursday, October 06, 2016
Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled for October 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.-4 p.m. on Saturdays. Classes are conducted around the corner at 105 Pine St.

Special Classes Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 6-9, $40, includes supplies and light lunch. Saturday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Childrens Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10-14, $40, includes supplies and light lunch. Tuesdays: Oct. 4 - Nov. 8, 1-3:30 p.m. -Oil Painting Workshop with Linda Steere for adults (16+).Students can paint in the style of their choice and choose their subject matter as long as it is not another artists work or photo. $100/members, $110/public. For questions or comments, email Steere8@comcast.net or call 875-2702.

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 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, $5. Fridays, 10 a.m. to Noon - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.

Library Book Sale The Friends of the Seaford District Library will hold its annual Book Sale on Oct. 6-8, at the library. The sale will be held on Thursday, Oct. 6 and Friday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon followed by a bag sale - $1 per bag from noon to 3 p.m. Thank you to everyone who donated books for the sale. Sorting and other preparations are now going on at the library and there will be thousands of books to choose from. To donate your gently used books, please drop them off at the library. For more information, call 629-2524 or 629-2255. Proceeds of the sale go to Friends of the Seaford Library to support programs and activities at the library.

Homecoming at Seaford High School The theme for Homecoming 2016 at Seaford High School is Bluejays in Paradise. No stress! No worries! Just another Jay in paradise. The Homecoming parade will take place at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7. The SHS Blue Jay football game against the Milford Buccaneers will follow at 7:30 p.m. The community is invited. Parade participation forms can be obtained by calling Connie Halter at 629-4525, ext. 2520 or online at www.shs.seafordbluejays.

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner An All You Can Eat Dinner will take place at Seaford Elks Lodge at 8846 Elks Road in Seaford on Oct. 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, bread with butter, and iced tea and water. Bar will be open for purchase of other refreshments. For tickets call 302-629-2458, 302-381-1841, 302-629-4641, or 302-542-6579.

Fun/Work Day at Chapel Branch The Nanticoke River Watershed Conservancy cordially invites everyone to a Fun/Work Day at Chapel Branch followed by a covered dish picnicon Saturday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Chapel Branch Parking Area (rain date is Oct. 9, same time). Are you ready to flex your muscles and help make a differencein the community?If so, grab your favoritegarden tools anda covered dish picnic item,andjoin us as we offer a choice of jobs for fall preparation. Choices include giving our beautiful trails a facelift, clearing brush along the Woodland Road section of the bat habitat area, enjoying an informative nature walk, planting donated bulbs, planning for future steps on one trail, orbeginning to build anew connectortrail to the farm. For more information, call 337-8847.

Concerts at the Library In deference to the Seaford Community Concert Association, the 2nd Sunday Concerts at the Seaford Library for October and November have been canceled. In an unusual coincidence, both concerts were scheduled on the same Sunday afternoon for two months in a row. The next free 2nd Sunday concert is Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. and will feature four talented young musicians, all local. The Seaford Community Concert in the Madden Auditorium at the Seaford High School on Oct. 9 will showcase Alina Kityayeve, a well-known concert pianist. The Raleigh Ringers handbell choir will perform on Nov. 13. Both concerts begin at 3 p.m.

Concords 95th Reunion A 95-year tradition will continue on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m., at Concord United Methodist Church, when the Sons, Daughters, and Friends of Concord will gather. The organization was established in 1921 for folks to maintain ties to the community and to assume the task of perpetual care of the church cemetery. Held each year on the third Saturday of October, the reunion features a memorial service and is followed by a chicken & dumplings dinner at 4 p.m. at the Community House. Emerson Stevens and Marty Vincent, both of Seaford, will provide music this year. Fellowship is offered, where attendees from far and wide can recall memories of days gone by, tour the church, and visit the graves of loved ones in the cemetery. The public is invited to this special community celebration. Dinner is $10 for adults; $5 for children ages 4-12; and free for ages 3 and under. Concord UMC is located at 25322 Church Rd. (Rt. 20A), east of Seaford. For more information, contact Chris Dukes at 629-8049 or Delores Lloyd at 629-8177.

Homebuyers Club Join the free M&T Bank Homebuyers Club which meets on Thursday evenings from 6-8 on Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, at Immanuel House of Praise, 23094 Atlanta Rd., Seaford. Dinner is served at 5 p.m. Participants must attend each session in the series to complete the course. To register or for more information, contact Interfaith Community Housing of Delaware at 652-3991, ext. 199 or tpierce@ichde.org or Immanuel House of Praise at 629-0497 or ImmanuelHouseofPraise@yahoo.com. Dinner and childcare for the registrants children (ages 4-10) will be available.

Quarter Auction Seaford Women of the Moose is sponsoring aQuarter Auction on Saturday, Oct. 22,at the Seaford Moose, 22759 Bridgeville Hwy., Seaford.Doors open at noon and the auction begins at 1.Many vendors and holiday items will be available.There will also be a silent auction. Cost is $10, which includes one paddle.Additional paddles are $3. Food will also be available.For more information and tickets, contact Megan Hood at 258-3314.

The Great Halloween Cow Drop The Great Halloween Cow Drop to benefit the Nanticoke Senior Center will be held from noon to sunset on Saturday, Oct. 29, at The Jays Nest, Seaford. Rain or shine. Cornhole tournament, costume contest, special entertainment by Chasin Time (3-5:30 p.m.). Cow Drop winnings up to $3,000. Concessions available and admission is free. Chance tickets are available at The Nanticoke Senior Center and RE/MAX Above and Beyond in Seaford. For more information, visit www.nanticokeseniorcenter.com.

Trick or treating at Lofland Park Lofland Park Center, 715 E. King St., Seaford, will be open for community trick or treaters from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31. All children ages 12 and younger that are accompanied by an adult are invited by our residents to trick or treat at our facility.

Boy Scouts Troop 90 Laurel Boy Scouts Troop 90 meets every Monday at 7 p.m. at Centenary UMC in the upstairs Scout room. For more information, contact Cliff Alpert at 302-228-2390 or email calpert1@comcast.net.

Block Party The Laurel Public Library will host its first block party on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 4-6 p.m. The festivities will include a wide variety of fun activities for families and individuals of all ages. Enjoy live music, food, games, local organizations, and more. The COPE van will offer free health screenings, and there will be a flu shot clinic. Call 875-3184 for more information. All events are free and open to the public.

Discover Your Ancestors Laurel Public Library will host Discover Your Ancestors with Major Nathaniel Mitchell Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), on Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees will have time to network with other genealogy researchers, get assistance in conducting genealogical research, plus use the librarys genealogy resources. There will also be brief presentations on the librarys genealogy resources, how to organize your genealogical materials, as well as DAR. Attendees may bring their own lunch or go out to eat. Call Gregg at 875-3184 or e-mail gregg.mccullough@lib.de.us.

Meet and Greet the Candidates The 40th District Democrat Dinner will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, at American Legion Post 19, Laurel. Meet the candidates at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6. Auction follows dinner. All state candidates have been invited to attend. Tickets are $30. For tickets, call Chris Calio at 875-1881 or 245-6285.

Oktoberfest in Laurel Laurel Historical Society is hosting a German Oktoberfest buffet dinner on Sat. Oct. 22, at St. Philips Church, Central Avenue, Laurel.Doors open at 6, dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person (adults only) and include dinner, oompah-pah music and lively entertainment.For more information or to make a reservation, call 875-2820.

Holiday Craft & Chicken Salad Sale The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary will hold its Annual Holiday Craft Sale & Chicken Salad Sale on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Laurel Fire Dept., 205 W. 10th St., Laurel. Vendor space is limited and reservations/applications must be received by Nov. 1 to reserve your space. One table is $10 and each additional table is $5. Electric is available for $5 per vendor and must be requested at the time of payment. The application is available online at www.laurelfiredept.com. For reservations and more information, contact Gloria Wright at 443-521-0015 or allgifts2000@yahoo.com or Denise Steele at 302-228-4480 or denisedes1972@gmail.com. Breakfast, lunch and chicken salad will be available for purchase. Contact any auxiliary member to pre-order your chicken salad (orders by the pint).

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 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.

Chicken Salad Sale On Saturday,Oct. 8, a Chicken Salad Sale will be held at the Delmar VFW Memorial Post #8276, 200 W. State St., Delmar, Md., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This delicious homemadesaladuses only the breasts of chicken. A quart is $12 and a 10 oz. cup is $5, firmly packed. This event is sponsored by the Delmar VFW Auxiliary with all proceeds benefitting veterans programs.

Rock n roll fundraiser Support the Delmar Public Librarys Capital Campaign Building Fund and enjoy a rock n roll show with The Fabulous Hubcaps at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 7-11 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $50 and there will be light fare and a cash bar. For tickets, call 846-9894. Tickets are also available for purchase online at www.delmarpubliclibrary.org/TheFabulousHubcaps.aspx.

Bridgeville Library Genealogy Workshop - On Saturday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., join Miss Alice for a Genealogy Workshop. Learn how to get started and organize research, what research steps to follow, where to find information, how to deal with inconsistencies in information, and how to document information. A light lunch will be served. Contact the circulation desk at 337-7401, ext. 101 to sign up. Ace the Interview Ð A Pre-Job Fair Program - On Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 1-2 p.m., Hope Ellsworth from the Seaford Library will be at the Bridgeville Library with her pre-job fair program to help you get ready for the Job Fair at the Bridgeville Library on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 1-3 p.m. This program will cover what you need to do before, during, and after the interview; typical employer interview questions; Dos and Donts during an interview; and common application mistakes. Library Closures - The Bridgeville Library will close early at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, and be closed on Saturday, Oct. 15, for The Apple-Scrapple Festival. The Bridgeville Library will be closed on Monday, Oct. 17.

Art classes offered From the Studio in Bridgeville holds the following art classes: Creative Weekly Art Classes: Mondays from 1-3 p.m. or 3-5 p.m. year round. In these classes, we will use a multitude of mediums, styles and techniques to complete projects such as drawing, painting, mixed media, 3D projects and crafts. Ages: 6 and up. Adult Art Classes: 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. Private Art Instruction: Customized individual classes to meet your needs. Other classes and times available upon request or find new events on www.facebook.com/fromthestudios.

Blue-Gray Affair The second annual Blue-Gray Affair for Woodbridge alumni will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Bridgeville Fire Hall.The evening begins with Happy Hour at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and dancing.Come join your classmates to share wonderfulmemories.Several special guests will also join us.Tickets are $25 per person and a cash bar will be available. For more information, email Tiffany at woodbridgealumniassoc@gmail.com or call Rita at 337-8318.

Bridgeville Christmas parade The Bridgeville Christmas parade will take place on Dec. 17. Register to join Santa and his followers to march in the parade. It is open to all who wish to show their holiday spirit. Visit http://www.paradecloud.com/online_registration.php?pid+T1RFPQ to register your group or individual entry. The deadline for entries is Nov. 1. To volunteer to participate with the parade committee, please email Dottie.Harper@brookfieldhomes.com.

AARP Defensive Driver safety course An AARP Defensive Driving safety course will be held at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center, 41 Schulze Rd., Greenwood, on Monday, Oct. 10 from noon until 4 p.m.

This is a one day advanced refresher class. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. You must pre-register for this course. Upon compliance of the course, participants will receive a deduction on the liability portion of their automobile insurance. To register, call site manager, Dixie Carlisle at 349-5237.

Covered Dish Dinner, Auction Greenwood High School Alumni Association Covered Dish Dinner and Auction will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Greenwood Fire House.Tickets are $3 for adults and $1 for children under 12. Bring a covered dish and an item for the auction. Proceeds are for 2017 high school scholarships. For more information, contact Sandy Wood at 284-2768.

VFW Holiday Event Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478, 2 Governors Ave., Greenwood, will hold a Holiday Event on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The theme is The Christmas Spirit. The day will include a Chinese Auction with many great items for Christmas gifts, a bake sale, a tasting table where shoppers can buy three samples of homemade specialities for $1, a light luncheon menu, and an opportunity to shop area vendors. Vendors may secure a table space for $10 plus a donated item for the Chinese Auction.Contact President Margo Ellers at 883-4922 if interested or for more information. Proceeds benefit a variety of veterans programs sponsored by the VFW and its Auxiliary. Membership applications will also be available.

Volunteer for Read Aloud Delaware Read Aloud Delaware seeks volunteers who love to read to children. Our volunteers usually read one to two hours per week in local child care centers.Sign up online at www.readalouddelaware.org or call 856-2527for more information.

Computer classes for seniors The Caroline County Public Library is offering computer classes for seniors on the following Mondays throughout October - 10/3, 10/17, 10/24 and 10/31. All sessions run from 10 a.m. to noon in the Computer Lab at the Central Library in Denton, Md. This four-part series focuses on basic computer skills, covering Internet safety and fraud protection, tablets vs. PCs, email, online shopping and banking, social media and photo sharing. Come to any or all of the sessions. For more information and to register (required), call 410-479-1343, ext. 1.

All American Boys play A play based on this years One Maryland One Book selection, All-American Boys, by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, will be presented at both Caroline County High Schools, with performances on Friday, Oct. 7 at Colonel Richardson High School and on Friday, Oct. 14 at North Caroline High School. Both performances begin at 7 p.m. All performances are free and open to the public. The story focuses primarily on a black teen who is beaten by a white police officer, and a white teen who witnesses the incident and must come to terms with what he has seen. The setting is Springfield, a small city in an unidentified state, which is undergoing social change and struggling to cope with it. After seeing the play, we might all ask ourselves how we would react to such an incident. The authors strive to provide food for thought rather than easy answers. Copies of the book are available at the library. For more information, call 410-479-1343, ext. 1.

Remembering Rosedale Beach Remembering Rosedale Beach:An Iconic African American Experience, 1930s-1960s, performance will be held at Sussex Academy, 21150 Airport Rd., Georgetown at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. The performance was researched, written, produced and directed by Don Blakey. Experience the rise and fall of one of Delawares iconic African American 20th century retreats which filled spiritual, social and entertainment needs.Enjoy the music of regular guests such as Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Ray Charles and more. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Don Blakey at 302-697-4723.

STEAM Storytime Children ages 3-6 and their adult caregivers are invited to learn about the mechanics of the human body at a special STEAM Storytime on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 10:30-11:30 a.m., at the Caroline County Public Library in Denton, Md. Featuring stories, songs, and the opportunity to discover science in fun, hands-on experiments, this free Storytime introduces STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) concepts in an age-appropriate format for preschoolers. Registration is required; call 410-479-1343, ext. 1 to register.

Recycle Dorchester rummage sale To augment its operating funds, the Dorchester County Historical Society (DCHS) is planning its semi-annual Recycle Dorchester rummage sale fundraiser for Oct. 13Ð15. Items needed for the sale include, antiques, collectibles, furniture, linens, housewares, tools, sporting goods, toys, small electronics, jewelry and more. If donors need assistance in transporting items to the venue, that may be arranged. For more information, call 410-228-7953 or email dchs@verizon.net.

Fried Chicken Dinner Bethany Community Church will hold a fried chicken dinner on Oct. 15 from 2-6 p.m. at the Gumboro Community Center. There will be fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, lima beans and corn, greens, cole slaw, rolls, drinks and dessert. There will also be a bake table, craft tables and carryouts. The cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children 6-12, and under six free.

Annual Booo-B-Que is Oct. 21 DNRECs Division of Parks & Recreation will host the second-annual Booo-B-Que By the Sea, a two-day barbeque cook-off competition beginning Friday, Oct. 21, at Delaware Seashore State Park. The event features a variety of family-friendly activities, including a 5k Run/Walk over the Indian River Bridge and inlet pathways on Saturday, Oct. 22. All proceeds benefit the Delaware Children in Nature Endowment Fund. The Booo-B-Que also has the distinction of hosting the state championship for barbeque, and will help one competitor earn an invitation to the Jack Daniels World Championship Invitational in 2017. To enter the BBQ competition, both pro and backyard grillers should contact event organizer Sandy Fulton at sandyfulton720@gmail.com. The Booo-B-Que features 30-plus food and craft brew vendors, live music, a Jeep show, trick-or-treating, a kids costume competition, and an opportunity for visitors to sample and select the peoples choice award winners for chicken wings. On Saturday, Oct. 22, a live auction for low digit surf fishing tags will be held. A fee of $5 per person will be in effect for the festival. In support of Children in Nature, all children ages 12 and under receive free admission. For more information on the Booo-B-Que Family BBQ Competition, and festivities, visit www.destateparks.com/boo-bq/ or www.boo-bqrun.com/ to enter the 5K Run/Walk. For more information on the low digit surf tag auction, visit www.destateparks.com/lowdigittag/.

Book reading, signing In her memoir Crossing the Borders of Time, Leslie Maitland, former award-winning reporter and national correspondent forThe New York Times, turned her investigative skills to solving a mystery in her own familys past. This true story of her mothers experience as a Holocaust escapee, and the forbidden romance she left behind, enthralled her. Her book is both a journalists vivid depiction of a world at war and a daughters pursuit of a haunting question: what had become of the handsome Frenchman whose picture her mother continued to treasure almost 50 years after they parted? Join us for discussion, reading and book signing with this Bethesda-based author on Saturday, Nov. 5, 1 p.m., at the Caroline County Public Librarys Central Library in Denton.

Breakfast buffet Galestown Community Center, Schoolhouse Road, Galestown, will hold a Sunday morning breakfast buffet on the last Sunday of each month in September, October and November from 7-10 a.m. The menu will include eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, creamed chipped beef,biscuits, and sticky buns. Everyone is welcome.

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.

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 atthe CHEER Center, 20520 Sand Hill Rd., Georgetown.

GriefShare support group GriefShare support group begins Sept. 8, 2016, 6:30 p.m. at Avenue United Methodist Church, 20 N. Church Street, Milford, and runs every Thursday for 12 weeks. There is no charge to attend. For questions, call the church office at 422-8111.

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.

Nar Anon meeting on Saturdays There will be a Nar Anon meeting at Centenary United Methodist Church on Market Street in Laurel on Saturdays at 6 p.m.

Sussex Bird Club The September meeting of the Sussex Bird Club (SBC) will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9, at Cadbury in Lewes. Speaker will be announced soon on the clubs website, sussexbirdclub.com. AllSBC meetings are held on the second Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. at Cadbury in Lewes with no meetings in July and August. Meetings are open to club members, those who are interested in becoming members, and all Cadbury residents.

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.

Book Club meeting Seaford Library Book Club meets the second Monday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Allen Room. The next meeting is Oct. 10. We are currently reading The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant. Pick up your copy at the library front desk. Our next read is Have a Nice Guilt Trip by Lisa Scottoline. All are welcome.

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

Toastmasters Club Southern Delaware Toastmasters Club meets at the Crossroad Community Church, Georgetown, on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. Toastmasters International, an educational, leadership and communication organization, has existed since 1924.

Hub Club meetings The Harrington-Greenwood-Felton Centennial Rotary (Hub Club) meets every Wednesday at Rudys 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.

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

9-12 Delaware Patriots meetings The 9-12 Delaware Patriots meet twicemonthly 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 Grottos Pizza in Dover, and on the second Thursday of each month at Arenas 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.

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.