Bulletin Board
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Free Self-Paced Computer Training Learn basic and intermediate computer skills using computer assisted tutorials. Topics include computer basics, Microsoft Office, social media, Internet search applications, email and more. A facilitator is available to get you started and answer questions. Prior computer experience is helpful but not required. Sessions are held Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Nason Room at the Seaford District Library. Contact Hope Ellsworth at 222-3618 to register and reserve a seat.

Seaford Gallery 107 art classes The following classes are scheduled for March at Seaford Gallery 107. Details are provided on our website, nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html The Gallery, which is located at 324 High St., Seaford, is open Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Classes are conducted around the corner at 105 Pine St.

Special Classes Please contact Karen Owens at 628-8656 for possible childrens classes in March.

Ongoing Classes Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon, Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.

FCC Amateur Tech license class Sussex County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (Sussex County ARES) is sponsoring a two day FCC Amateur (Ham) Radio Technician license preparation class at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. Session I will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Session II will be held on Sunday, Feb. 26, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Participants are required to obtain an FCC Amateur Technician exam guide book and to begin studying prior to the weekend sessions. Exam guide books may be obtained online at www.arrl.org/ham-radio-license-manual or www.gordonwestradioschool.com/main/page_w5yi_training_resources.html. FCC testing will begin at 11 a.m., immediately following the conclusion of the second session. Donations are acceptable for participation. There is no fee for the FCC testing.

Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast Applebeess Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast will take place Feb. 25 from 8-10 a.m. at Applebees in Seaford and will support Sussex County Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,Inc. The cost is $8 per person and $5 for children under 10. All proceeds go towards scholarships for Sussex County graduating high school students. Contact Hattie Bull302-228-0057 or Bernice Edwards302-236-6472 for more information.

Ladies Auxiliary birthday meeting The Ladies Auxiliary of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department will celebrate its 82nd birthday during their monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, at the Seaford Fire Dept. Banquet Hall. Anyone interested in the Ladies Auxiliary is welcome. For more information, contact Isabel Stevenson at 302-245-5418 or svfdladies@gmail.com.

Western Sussex Job Fair Candidates seeking jobs are invited to meet prospective employers at Seaford High School in the gymnasium (399 N. Market St.; park in the back lot and enter through the gym entrance) during the Western Sussex County Job Fair on Friday, March 3, from 1 to 4 p.m. This is a free event for job candidates 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 years event had over 220 job fair candidates and 38 businesses. The event is sponsored by The Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce, Community Bank Delaware, Trinity Logistics, Quality Staffing Services, Seaford Public Library, the Delaware Department of Labor, WSUX 96.3 and Wawa of Bridgeville. The Job Center at the Seaford Library is available to help candidates with job fair preparations. For more information about Job Center services, contact Hope Ellsworth at 222-3618 or hope.ellsworth@lib.de.us or visit seaford.lib.de.us/.

Chicken & Dumplin Dinner A Chicken & Dumplin Dinner will be held at St. Johns Methodist Church, Pine Street, Seaford, on Saturday, March 4. Dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Take out service begins at 5:30. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at at the door. For more information, contact Dave Baker or Donny Dickerson, or any member of St. Johns Mens group or St. Johns Church at 629-9466. Partial proceeds will support local Boy Scout camping trips.

Historical Society lecture Clark White will speak about The Storm of 1962 at 7:15 p.m. on Monday, March 6, at the Manor House, 1001 Middleford Rd., Seaford, as part of the Seaford Historical Society Lecture Series. Learn about the Noreaster that hit the Delmarva Peninsula and caused massive destruction. Everyone is welcome.

Kiwanis Bingo Night The Seaford Kiwanis Clubs annual Bingo Night is Saturday, March 11, at the Boys and Girls Club, 310 Virginia Ave., Seaford. Prizes include several filled Longaberger baskets, Vera Bradley handbags and Wusthof knives. There will also be a silent auction, raffle prizes, and many door prizes. Refreshments will be available. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7. Tickets, which are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, are available at Soil Service (629-7054), the Boys and Girls Club, or from any Kiwanis member. For more information, call 629-2170. Must be 18 to play.

Womanless Beauty Pageant Seaford Women of the Moose are hosting a Womanless Beauty Pageant on Saturday, March 11, at Seaford Moose Family Center, 22759 Bridgeville Hwy. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a baked ziti dinner and the show begins at 7. Cost is $12 per ticket. Proceeds benefit the MD/DE/DC Home at Mooseheart and the chapter. Come support our event. Help us vote for the most beautiful Miss Moose for 2017. The guys are waiting for you! For more information, contact the lodge at 629-3155 or Nadine Nicholson at 240-4053. The event is open to members and qualified guests.

Little Miss, Miss Seaford Little Miss and Miss Seaford Pageant will be held on April 7 at Seaford High School. Applications for both will be available on Monday, Feb. 13 from 8-10 a.m. After that they will be available Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Applications can be picked up at Cutn Up Salon, 609 West Stein Hwy, Seaford. Only 12 applicants will be accepted for Little Miss. There is a $25 entry fee, due with application. Little Miss is open to Kindergarten or 1st graders who live and attend school in the Seaford School District.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt The Annual Seaford Parks & Recreation Easter Egg Hunt for toddlers to age 9, will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, at the Governor Ross Mansion. Rain date is Sunday, April 9 at 1 p.m. Bring a basket to collect eggs.

SHS Spring Tea You are cordially invited to the SHS In My Easter Bonnet Tea, Thursday, April 13, 2 to 4 p.m. at Ross Mansion.Wear your finest Easter bonnet and gloves! Cost is $20 per person. Reservations are required and confirmed upon receipt of payment. Reservations are going fast. Make checks payable to SHS and send to 203 High St., Seaford, DE 19973. For more information and reservations, call Phyllis at 536-7194 or email pawpaints@hotmail.com.

Kiwanis offers scholarships The Kiwanis Club of Seaford will be offering three scholarships to graduating seniors residing within the boundaries of the Seaford School District or attending Seaford High School. Two scholarships are funded by the Seaford Kiwanis Foundation and will be $4,000 each. The third scholarship for $4,000 is funded by the Seaford Kiwanis Foundation and the Janosik Foundation. Scholarship applications are available from the Seaford High School Guidance Office or by contacting Fred Glime at 629-3652. The application deadline is April 25.

Hearts for Hope Benefit gala The annual Hearts for Hope Benefit Dinner Dance and Silent Auction will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Laurel Fire Hall on Tenth Street, Laurel. Master of Ceremonies Dennis ONeal and Lisa Horsey will host the evenings events. DJ Sky Brady will provide music for listening and dancing. Dinner is catered by My Turn to Cook. A Night with the Stars will be part of the entertainment, featuring a variety of acts. Items for silent and live auctions are coming in from many established Delmarva businesses and estates. All proceeds support Hope House I and II, sponsored by the Laurel Community Foundation, a 501-C3 non-profit organization. Hope House I and II provide transitional housing for more than 20 homeless families each year. These services are not limited to residents of Laurel. Raising operating funds is challenging. Hope House I and II are not federally subsidized; they are supported solely through community efforts. Individual tickets are $30. A table for eight - for your employees, family, and friends is $200 - a savings of $40. Make a financial donation, donate an item for the auctions, or just come and enjoy the evening. Bring your checkbook or cash to purchase votes for the acts of your choice and bid on many fine auction items. All donations are tax-deductible. Tickets must be purchased in advance from any Laurel Community Foundation board member. Tickets will not be available at the door. For more information, contact the Laurel Community Foundation at 841-4007.

Control your financial destiny Are you ready to retire? Are you exploring ways to save money for retirement? The Money School will present a seminar, 21 Ways to Find Money for Retirement, at Laurel Public Library on Saturday, March 4 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The session will include a presentation and time for questions. Information will be presented on ways individuals can find and save money for retirement. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gregg at 875-3184 or gregg.mccullough@lib.de.us.

Annual Wine & Beer Event The Laurel Lioness Clubs Annual Wine, Beer & Spirits Event will be held on Saturday, March 4 from 7 to 10 p.m., at the Laurel Fire Hall. Enjoy an evening filled with wine, beer & spirits tastings, food to complement the tastings, live music and fundraising auctions. Tickets are available through Laurel Lioness members or Eventbrite online ticket sales, www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-stroll-beer-crawl-tickets-30928140902. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Credit cards will be accepted.

Family history, DNA presentation Jim Morris, historian and past president of the Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society, will speak at the Laurel Public Library on DNA and family traits at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 9. DNA testing is a new way to explore ones genealogy. Morris will discuss DNA and genealogy research during his presentation. The program is free and open to the public.

Donald Carmean Benefit A benefit will be held for Donald on March 11 at the Laurel American Legion Post #19. Donald has been diagnosed with two types of cancer (mantle cell lymphoma and small cell lung cancer); the aggressive chemotherapy in an attempt to battle these life threaening illnesses has caused other debilitating issues as well. Donald has dedicated most of his life to helping others. He has demonstrated this by volunteering countless hours with orgnaizationssuch as Georgetown Fire Company, Millsboro Fire Company and 2nd Vice Commander with Sons of Laurel American Legion. The benefit will be held March 11 starting at 4 p.m.at Laurel American Legion Post #19 (12168 Laurel Rd.). Tickets are $20 and include a pork BBQ dinner, cash bar, live and silent auction, and music by Center Stage. For tickets or more information, contact Gary Hoot Holloway at 302-23602525; Dina Lee at 302-875-9948; or Marcy Walls at 302-381-8809.

Chili Challenge fundraiser The American Legion Riders, Post 19 Laurel, will have a Chili Challenge on Sunday, March 12 from noon until. The Riders challenge you and/or your organization to join us. Get your aprons on and make the best chili you can. All entries are welcome. Trophies and awards will be given, judging will be done by the respective departments as well as the general public. Join us for chili tasting - $10 for sampling and then cast your vote for your favorite. Also enjoy a dessert bar, musical entertainment, hot dogs with all the fixings for $1.50, and a cash bar. For more information, contact S. Elliott at 841-0385 or sandraelliott5@gmail.com.

Municipal elections The Town of Laurel General Municipal Election will be held on Thurrday, March 23, 2017. The office of Mayor, Ward 2 Council Seat, Ward 3 Council Seat, and At Large Council Seat will be decided. The filing deadline for citizens interested in running is Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Candidates may file at the town office located in the municipal building located at 201 Mechanic St. during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The last day to register to vote is Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Registration to vote in the town election is separate from registration for the presidential election. All residents who are citizens of the United States and a bona fide resident of the Town of Laurel for at least thirty days prior to the date of the General Municipal Election and who are eighteen years of age are elibible to register and vote. Voters may register at the town office during regular business hours. Voter registration forms are available online at www.townoflaurel.net under forms and documents.

Lions Club Showboat The Laurel Lions Club will present its 56th annual Showboat variety show on Thursday, March 23, Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25, at 7:30 each evening in the Laurel High School Auditorium. This years show is entitled Lions Rock!! The Lions Club chorus and soloists will sing classic rock-and-roll songs from the 1950s through the 1970s, featuring selections by the Beatles, Bill Haley and His Comets, the Beach Boys, Three Dog Night, and others. And, what would a Laurel Lions Club show be without some wild and crazy skits? Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 12 and under. For tickets or more information, call 302-383-2353. Hope to see you there!

Little Miss, Miss Laurel Applications are now available for the 2017 Little Miss Laurel and Miss Laurel pageants presented by the Laurel Lioness Club onApril 7, at Laurel Middle High School. Applications can be obtained until March 23, at Laurel Town Hall, 201 Mechanic St., Laurel, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. All applicants must reside in the Laurel School District. TheLittle Miss Laurel pageant is open to girls from age 4 through first grade. The Miss Laurel pageant is open to freshmen, sophomore or junior girls. Applications must be returned to the Laurel Lioness representative on March 23, between the hours of 4-7 p.m., at the Lions Headquarters, 311 S. Central Ave., Laurel. Only the first 15 Little Miss applications and the first 12 Miss Laurel applications will be accepted. For more information, call 858-8500.

New Fine Art Exhibit The Bethel Museum invites you to view original art work by the faculty and alumni of the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. This visiting exhibit features blown glass, ceramics, archival digital photography, pen and ink, colored silver gelatin prints, and more. The museum is fortunate to have such a variety of fine art work to see and enjoy. Nine artists are participating, and some of their art work will be for sale. This exhibit ends at the end of March. Located at 312 First St., Bethel, the Bethel Museum is open from 2 to 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. The permanent exhibits showing the development of the maritime industry in Bethel during the 1800s, including three and four masted sailing ships, will also be open along with some history of the Nanticoke Indians who lived along Broad Creek hundreds of years ago.

Beef n Dumplin Dinner All-You-Can-Eat Beef n Dumplin dinner, Sunday Feb. 26 from noon to 4 p.m., Delmar VFW, to benefit Friends of the Laurel Library. Eat-in or carry-out. Tickets are $15 each, children under six are free, and can be purchased at the door. Delmar Alumni Banquet is April 22 The 15th Annual Delmar Alumni Association Banquet will be held on Saturday, April 22, at the Delmar Fire Hall. A highlight of the evening will be recognition of the 2017 student scholarship recipients. Banquet details and registration information will be provided in the annual newsletter that will be mailed to association members in February. Delmar Alumni Association membership is not limited to graduates of Delmar High School. An associate membership is available for folks who did not graduate from DHS but have an interest in being a part of the association. Anyone wishing to become a member is encouraged to visit the alumni website at www.delmaralumni.net to download an application.

Bridgeville Library Special Friends Event - Tuesday, March 14 at 7 p.m., join the Friends for a fun evening of music from Kindred Spirits. Husband and wife duo, Steve and Ali Quillen, will present a concert of their folk, Celtic, and bluegrass music. Self-Directed Exercise Sessions - Join the Bridgeville Library for self-directed exercise sessions from 6-7:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. All sessions are subject to other library programming, but we will have a calendar available so you can plan accordingly. DVDs will be played to help lead you to your health goals. We will start with walking for 30-45 minutes, and then yoga after the walking segment. Childcare, for children 10 and under, will be available for participants only. Children MUST be potty-trained. Childcare is free, but tips are appreciated. AARP Tax Appointments - Every Wednesday now thru April 12 - AARP tax appointments will be available from noon to 3:45 p.m., appointments are required.

Items you must bring to your appointment are 2015 tax return(s), Social Security card for anyone on the 2016 tax return, valid picture ID, all signers must be present. Call the circulation desk at 337-7401, ext. 101 to schedule your appointment.

The Studio in Bridgeville The Studio in Bridgeville offers the following art classes. For more information, call Grace at 228-7859. Creative Weekly Art 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+. On Mondays, 1-3 p.m. or 3-5 p.m., year round. Adult Art Classes - Adults can focus on specific art techniques or complete interest based projects. On the first Friday of the month, 6-8 p.m. Private Art Instruction - Customized individual classes to meet your needs. Other classes and times available upon request or find new events online at www.facebook.com/fromthestudios.

Sunday Breakfast Buffet A Sunday morning breakfast buffet will be held on the last Sunday of each month - Feb. 26, March 26, April 30, and May 28 - from 7 to 10 a.m., at the Galestown Community Center, Schoolhouse Road, Galestown, Md. The menu includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, creamed chipped beef, biscuits and sticky buns.

Tricky Tray Basket Auction St, Bernadette Church, 109 Dixon St., Harrington, will host a Tricky Tray Basket Auction on Saturday, March 5. Doors open at 4 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for a $5 donation or five canned goods. There will be door prizes, raffles, and plenty of good food to purchase. For more information, call Patti at 302-284-8695.

Ag Safety Conference is March 7 Delaware Farm Bureaus Promotion and Education Committee is co-sponsoring an Inaugural Delaware Ag Safety Conference on Tuesday, March 7 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in Harrington, with the Delaware Department of Agriculture, The Grange and University of Delaware Extension Office. The meeting will be held in the Ag Commodities Building on the State Fairgrounds. Agriculture is one of the most hazardous industries in the U.S. and this seminar, part of DFBs Ag Safety campaign, will encourage farmers to think safety first. Marty Tatman,director of program development at American Farm Bureau Federation, and Delawares new Secretary of Agriculture, Michael Scuse, have been invited to speak. Topics will include Equipment Handling & Mechanical Safety, presented by Dr. James Glancey, University of Delaware; Grain Bin Safety by Margie Chase, Nationwide Insurance; Digital Signage, how DelDOT helps keep farmers safe on the highway; and Pesticide Handling Safety by Ron Jester, University of Delaware Extension Safety Specialist (retired). Pesticide recertification credits are being applied for. MyEyeDr will offer free vision screening. Delaware Department of Health and Social Services will offer information on its Protect Your Skin Delaware program and chronic disease prevention and control. Delaware Farm Bureau is looking for sponsors to help cover the costs of the conference, which is offered at no charge and will include a complimentary lunch. Businesses or organizations that are interested in sponsorship or a display may contact Heather Kline at DFB at 302-697-3183 or heather.kline@defb.org. All farmers are encouraged to participate. The public also is invited. Register online at www.defb.org/ag-safety-conference.html. Seating is limited; reservations will be first-come, first-served.

Vendors sought for craft show CHEER, Inc. will host its annual Spring Craft and Hobby Show on Saturday, March 11, at the Warren L. & Charles C. Allen, Jr. CHEER Community Center on Sand Hill Road, east of Georgetown. Vendors who wish to participate can contact Florence Mason at 302-515-3045 or fmason@cheerde.com for more information. The show will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is open to the public. Eight-foot tables are $30 for those selling items and $25 for people who only want to showcase their hobby. Additional tables are available for $10 each. Whatever you collect or make, bring it to show or to sell. Merchandise ranges from books, baseball cards, toys, woodworking and t-shirts to leather goods, magazines, antiques, military memorabilia, jewelry, and much more.

Central Sussex Bridal Show Join the Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce at the 22nd Annual Central Sussex Bridal Show at Cripple Creek Golf & Country Club on Sunday, March 12 from noon to 3 p.m. Admission is $5; free for brides. Vendor spots are available. For more information, contact the chamber office at 302-934-6777 or visit www.millsborochamber.com.

Shepherd University alumni dinner The Eastern Shore chapter of the alumni group from Shepherd University (formerly College) in Shepherdstown, W.Va., is planning its sixth annual dinner for March 25. Anyone interested in attending may contact Tom Henderson at tandcherder@comcast.net.

Philadelphia Flower Show The CHEER Travel Club will sponsor a bus trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show on Monday, March 13. Since 1829, the Flower Show has been a top destination horticultural event which attracts thousands of visitors annually to the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This years theme is Holland: Flowering the World, and will showcase the extraordinary plants, creativity and talent of this regions top horticulturists and designers along with award-winning landscape and floral designers from the Netherlands. Towering windmills, wooden shoes and delectable cheese, whimsical bicycles, canals and vibrant tulip fields of the iconic Dutch landscape will all be showcased. The bus will depart at 8 a.m. from the Warren L. and Charles C. Allen, Jr. CHEER Community Center at the corner of Rt. 9 and Sand Hill Road, east of Georgetown. The bus will return at approximately 6 p.m. Cost is $55 per person. Lunch will be on your own. The public is invited to enjoy this venture. To make your reservation, call Robin Greene at 302-515-3063. All proceeds benefit the services of CHEER, Inc.

Casino magic at Foxwoods Join us on a trip to Foxwoods Resort Casino - the largest casino in the world - for some casino magic in Mashantucket, Conn., on March 29-31, 2017. Cost is $305 doubles/$419 single. Three days, two nights in the Great Cedar Hotel. Included are two buffet breakfasts, one buffet dinner and a $20 slot play for Foxwoods. Walk the sky walk or take the casino shuttle bus over to the Tower Casino. Staying in the casino also gives you free time to browse the many shops. After a buffet breakfast the next morning, we will leave in the early afternoon to visit the Mohegan Sun Casino where you will receive a cash bonus and a meal voucher for your buffet dinner. Later in the evening, we will return to Foxwoods for the night. After your buffet breakfast the next day, we will check out and travel to Mystic Village complex to explore the many shops there, or the Mystic Aquarium and Mystic Seaport (within walking distance), before beginning our journey back home. Call Rose at 629-7180.

Azalea Festival Join us on a trip to the Azalea Festival in Norfolk, Va. April 27-30, 2017. Four days/three nights. Cost is $525 per person/doubles. Three breakfasts, three full course dinners, including the Spirit of Norfolk dinner cruise with music and entertainment. Also includes:
  • A driving tour narrated by naval personnel through the Naval Base which is the worlds largest naval installation - the home of more than 78 ships of the Atlantic Fleet. Also home to aircraft carriers, submarines and historic homes from the 1907 Jamestown Exposition.
  • The Chrysler Museum of Art.
  • A visit to the general Douglas MacArthur memorial to view a tribute to his life.
  • Gather at the Scope Arena for an amazing performance of the Virginia International Tattoo show of marching troops. This show consists of over 1,000 military and civilian performers from several nations sharing their unique music, dance, culture and pride. Emotions for all nations military will touch your heart as you stand for the Star Spangled Banner.
  • Reserved seats for the 64th Annual Parade of Nations sponsored by NATO followed by the NATOfest activities in Town Point Park, which features booths from each NATO country, entertainment, activities and food vendors from their countries. Call Rose at 629-7180.

Trip to Kentucky Caroline County AARP 915 is sponsoring a trip to Ark Encounter, Creation Museum, and Renfro Valley on May 16-22, 2017. The trip includes admissions to Ark Encounter, Creation Museum, Renfro Barn Dance Show, Bandstand, Mt. Gospel Jubilee, Kentucky Horse Park and Country Music Museum/Hall of Fame. Tour historic Berea, Stonewall Jackson House, American Celebration on Parade. For more information, call Diana at 410-754-8189.

Mystery Trip There will be a mystery trip on May 20 for a cost of $64. This trip includes transportation, lunch, a tour, an additional stop, and all gratuities. The group will leave from the Walmart shopping center in Seaford. For additional information, contact Fran at 629-4416.

Trip to Nova Scotia Nova Scotia trip - Sept. 17-23 - Must have a passport. Cost: $1,265 per person/doubles. Included are six breakfasts and six dinners. Call Rose for more information at 629-7180. Day 1 - travel to Portland, Maine. Next, travel to New Brunswick, the oldest incorporated city in Canada. Here at Saint John you will visit the famous Reversing Falls where the high tides of the Bay of Fundy meet and overpower the St. Johns River and force it to reverse and flow back upstream. Travel to Halifax, stopping at Hopewell Rocks, where 50 foot tides have carved the worlds largest flower pots out of the cliffs. Nowhere else on earth are the tides as high as the Bay of Fundy. Time for sightseeing in Halifax before a tour of the Citadel National Historic Site and a visit to the Public Gardens and Fairview Lawn Cemetery and the burial place of the Titanic victims. Also a buffet dinner at the Casino Nova Scotia. Travel to Peggys Cove and observe the lighthouse built in 1868. Off to the town of Annapolis Royal for free time before boarding the Digby Ferry that takes you to Saint John for a lobster dinner and lodging. Next day head back south with a stop to visit Franklin D. Roosevelts summer home and retreat at Campobello Island. A lot of history here about the well-to-do families. Continue on to Portland for dinner and overnight lodging before returning home the next day. Call Rose for more information at 629-7180.

Ark Trip On Sept. 23-27 there will be a trip to Williamstown, KY to Ark Encounter. The Ark is built to the approximate measurements of Noahs Ark, which makes it one and a half football fields in length and taller than a four story house. In addition to the Ark Encounter, the group will visit Creation Museum and Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Flight 93 Memorial, and ride the Duquense Incline. the cost of the trip is $664 per person based on double occupency and also includes four nights lodging, four breakfasts, Riverboat Dinner Cruise, a German dinner with entertainment at the Hofbrauhaus, and dinner at Grand Concourse in Pittsburgh, all taxes and gratuities included. For additional information, contact Fran at 629-4416.

Republican Womens Club meeting The Seaford Republican Womens Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, at Pizza King, Seaford. The speaker will be Pastor Bob Carey of Delmarva Teen Challenge. Everyone is welcome.

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.

Christian Writers Fellowship Vine and Vessels Christian Writers Fellowship offers support, networking andopportunities to aspiring writers and poets. If you possessa God-given talent and a passionate desirefor writing, this group is for you. Seize thisopportunity to grow your creative writing skills and connect with other writers. Meetings are heldon the fourth Saturday of each month at the Seaford Library & Cultural Center from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Contact Joyce Sessoms at 382-9904 or Betty L. Ricks-Jarman at 448-5939 for more info.

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.

Laurel Boy Scouts Laurel Boy Scouts meet Mondays at 7 p.m., upstairs at Centenary UMC. For more information, contact Cliff Alpert at 228-2390 or calpert1@comcast.net.

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.

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 Wednesday, Feb. 1. Lunch is available. New members are always welcome. For details, callDiane at 302-228-0235.

Sussex County Stamp Club The Sussex County Stamp Club meets the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. 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.

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.

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 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 Captains Pizza and Grill in Millsboro. 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.