Bulletin Board
Thursday, March 16, 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.

Lenten Fish Fry Lenten Fish Fry, every Friday during Lent - March 17, 24, 21, April 7, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, Seaford. Your choice of fish or vegetable lasagna; both meals include dessert, coffee or tea. Dinner is from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $9 and can be purchased at the door.

Gardening for Butterflies Join the Reclaim Our River - Nanticoke Series (ROR Nanticoke) at the Seaford Library at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 20, for Gardening for Butterflies and Clean Water. Learn how to invite butterflies, birds and other pollinators to your yard, deck or balcony. Also provided are tips on how to landscape your yard, big or small, with attractive native plants that not only provide food and habitat for butterflies but help reduce pollution in our waterways. Free Milkweed seeds for participants. Call Alice Mohrman at 302-422-0847.

Save the date: April 1 - Rain Barrel Building Workshop April 29 - Rain Garden installation at Ross Mansion May 6 - Wetlands Celebration Day May 17 - Musselwatchers Kickoff June 3 - Garden Club Tour June 10 - Wade-In at Trap Pond June 24 - Eco Paddle TBD - BMP Homeowners Workshop July 7 - Nanticoke Riverfest - Boat Parade, Seaford July 8 - Nanticoke Riverfest - Delaware Watersheds Tent, Seaford Aug. 5 - Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta, Blades Oct. 14 - Chapel Branch Service Day For more information, contact Phil Miller at philip.miller@state.de.us or 302-672-1149 or visit www.delawarewatersheds.org. A series guide is available at tinyURL.com/NanticokeSeries.

Annual Bluejay Pageant The 2017 Seaford High School Bluejay Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 24, in the Madden Auditorium at Seaford High School. This night, which benefits the scholarship fund of the Student Government Association, will showcase the talent of the entire school. Twelve high school students will compete for the title of Mr. Seaford High and Miss Seaford Bluejay. This years event will feature a variety of musical acts including solos, duets, instrumental selections, dance, poetry, performances by the high school NJROTC, the SHS Gospel Choir and special selections by the SHS All-State Choir and All-County Band. The event is sponsored by the Student Government Association. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for students. Children under 10 are free. Tickets will be available on the night of the event in the main lobby.

Beef and Dumpling Dinner Concord United Methodist Church will have a Beef and Dumpling Dinner on Saturday, March 25, from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the Community House. Menu includes beef and dumplings, hand-mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, home-made cole slaw, applesauce, rolls and butter, beverages, and assorted cakes for dessert, all for $12 per person or $6 for children under 12 (pay at the door). Concord UMC is located at 25322 Church Rd, just off Concord Rd (Rt 20 E) near Seaford. For more information call 302-629-7706.

Spring Basket Bingo Nanticoke Senior Center, Seaford, will host a Spring Basket Bingo on Thursday, April 6, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. For tickets, which are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, call 629-4939. Game prizes include Longaberger baskets, Thirty One bags, and Vera Bradley bags. Enjoy raffles, a silent auction, and special games. Refreshments will be available.

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 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

Longaberger Basket Bingo The Employee Activity Committee of Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, at the Seaford Moose Lodge, located on Rt. 13A in Seaford. The basket bingo will consist of 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 limited edition hamper, tote carry bag basket 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.

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.

Mother-Daughter Par Tea The Education Department of the Seaford Historical Society is holding a Mother-Daughter Par Tea on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to noon at Ross Mansion. Admission is $10 for girls ages 5-12, $20 for adults. Reservations are required; please RSVP toYvette Bourne at 629-5689 or email yvette62186@gmail.com by May 6.Make checks payable to SHS and mail them to 203 High St., Seaford DE 19973.

Municipal elections The Town of Laurel General Municipal Election will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2017. The office of Mayor, Ward 2 Council Seat, Ward 3 Council Seat, and At Large Council Seat will be decided. 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, are eighteen years of age, and are registered are eligible to vote.

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!

Civil Wars Legacy Presentation One hundred fifty years after its end, the effects of the Civil War are still being felt. The war itself was brutal but so was its aftermath. Daniel Pritchett, a retired social studies teacher and former adjunct professor at Delaware State University, will offer a program, The Civil War in History and Memory, at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, at the Laurel Public Library. Pritchett will discuss the bloodiest conflict in American history, including its aftermath and how it is still affecting us today. In addition to learning about the war and its legacy, attendees who are reading The Right-Hand Shore by Christopher Tilghman as part of Western Sussex Reads will find this enlightening to explore the historical settings in the book.

Energy Conservation Workshop First State Community Action Agency will hold an Energy Conservation Workshop at the Laurel Public Library on Saturday, April 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The interactive presentation will include ways for families to reduce their energy use and consequently save money, plus connect with energy assistance programs. Each household that registers for and attends the event will receive a free energy conservation kit that includes a LED light bulb, caulk, caulk gun, door sweep, sensor nightlight, window insulator kit, and how-to energy saving guide. To register or for questions, contact Angela Bivens at 302-249-7014 or abivens@firststatecaa.org.

1776 Delmarva presentation Local author Phil Webster will give a first-person presentation on his book, 1776 Delmarva, at the Laurel Public Library on Tuesday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m. Websters book tells the story of the American Revolution on the Delmarva Peninsula. It also details the Delmarvas contribution to the Continental Army and the American victory in the revolution. Individuals interested in reading the book may check out a copy or purchase a copy from a bookseller. For more information, contact Gregg McCullough at 875-3184 or gregg.mccullough@lib.de.us.

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.

Twinkle Club Dinner/Dance The Twinkle Dance Club of Laurel will hold its next Dinner/Dance on Saturday, April 8 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., at the Laurel American Legion Post 19, Rt. 24, Laurel. Enjoy a buffet dinner followed by dancing. Live music will be provided by Bob Hughes. Join us for a Samba lesson before dinner. There will be a large variety of dance styles for your enjoyment. Dancers of all abilities are welcome. Dress code is dressy/casual. Must be at least 21 to attend.A cash bar is provided by the Legion.Cost is $30 per person. Reservations must be made by April 1.No tickets will be sold at the door. For tickets, call Edith Snedecor at 877-0618. Visit our Facebook page, The Twinkle Club, Laurel, or our website, www.twinkleclub.org.

Legion 19 offers scholarships The Laurel American Legion Post 19 is accepting applications for three $2,000 scholarships this year. Applicants must be high school seniors and provide a letter of acceptance to an accredited institution. Consideration will be given to the applicants scholastic and academic records, SAT/ACT scores, character, work record, extracurricular activities, and community service. One of the three scholarships is reserved for seniors who are direct descendants of a member of the American Legion Post 19. The second scholarship is for any senior who lives in the 19956 zip code regardless of what school they attend. The third scholarship will be awarded at the discretion of the selection committee. Scholarship applications are available at Laurel High School, Delmar High School, Sussex Tech and the Laurel Public Library. To receive an application by email, reply to 19barm@comcast.net or call Richard Elliott at 875-9948. Deadline for applications is April 30.

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.

Spaghetti Dinner The Bi-State Ruritans are sponsoring an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Saturday, March 18 from 3 to 6 p.m., at Melson Church Community Hall, Melson Road and Melson Church Road, east of Delmar. Price is $10 per person for spaghetti, salad, bread, iced tea and coffee. Desserts will be available for a nominal fee. A Chinese Auction will also be held. Tickets are available from any Bi-State Ruritan member or at the door.

Chicken salad, soup, sandwiches The Ladies Auxiliary of the Delmar Fire Department will be offering homemade chicken salad, soup and oyster sandwiches on Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The following items are available: chicken salad - $12/quart; $3/per cup; $3/sandwich; oyster sandwiches - $8/sandwich; soup - vegetable beef, chicken noodle and peas and dumplings - $7/quart; $3/bowl. Advance orders are requested, but walk-ins are welcome. To place your order, call 443-359-0646, 302-930-3319, 302-846-3822 or see any Ladies Auxiliary member.

Chicken and Dumpling Dinner A Chicken and Dumpling Dinner will be held on Sunday, March 26, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Delmar VFW Post, 200 W. State St., Delmar, Md. Enjoy chicken and dumplings, green beans, mashed potatoes, dressing, rolls and butter, beverage, and dessert, all for $12. Carry-outs available by calling 410-896-3722. Proceeds will benefitDelmarVFW Auxiliary for MarylandPresidents Special Project. Everyone is welcome.

Delmar Alumni meeting Delmar Alumni Association will hold its Annual Membership Meeting on Monday, April 3 at 7 p.m., in the library at Delmar High School. Members are encouraged to attend this important meeting where the 2017-18 officers will be elected.

Delmar Lions Golf Tournament The 24th Annual Delmar Lions Club Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, April 14, at Nutters Country Club in Salisbury, Md. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. with a start at 9:30. Format is a two person scramble with a max of 25 for handicap. Fee is $80 per person which includes golf, cart, lunch after play and prizes. For more details or a registration form, contact Dave Burton at 302-846-9860 or Doug Carey at 443-783-7355. Deadline for entry is Friday, April 7.

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. Social hour will begin at 5 p.m. followed by a ham, fried chicken and crab cake dinner. A special highlight of the evening will be introduction of the 2017 scholarship recipients. As in past years, Chinese, silent, and live auctions will be held, and all monies collected from the auctions will go directly to the student scholarship fund. Donated items are needed for these auctions. If you have any questions or if you have an item you would like to donate, contact Diana Nero Dean at 846-9592. Pick-up can be arranged if desired. Cost is $25 per person. Advance registration is required by Monday, April 10. There will be no ticket sales at the door. Reservation forms are available at www.delmaralumni.net or by calling Gary Riley at 846-3846.

Bridgeville Library Impact Night - Chase Marvil and his Inspiring Project will be at the Bridgeville Library to give tweens and teens who may feel left out or like friendship isnt easy for them a place to go where they can feel welcomed and not alone. This program is aimed at tweens and teens in grades six through nine, but is open to others who may be interested in attending. Join us Thursday, April 6, and Thursday, April 20, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., for games, music, friendship, and food. 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.

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.

64th Annual Variety Show The Bridgeville Lions Club will present its 64th Annual Variety Show, A Night With The Stars, on Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18, at the Woodbridge Middle School auditorium (formerly Woodbridge High School), Laws Street, Bridgeville. The show time is 7:30 p.m. and tickets at $7 are available from any Bridgeville Lions Club member or at the door.

Western Sussex Reads The first-ever Western-Sussex Reads is going on now at the five libraries in western Sussex County. In partnership with the Bridgeville Public Library, Delmar Public Library, Greenwood Public Library, and Seaford District Library, the Laurel Public Library is encouraging citizens to read The Right-Hand Shore by Christopher Tilghman. Anyone interested in borrowing a copy may stop by the library. As part of Western Sussex Reads, the Laurel Public Library is hosting two events at the library. The first event the Civil War in History and Memory is a presentation by Daniel Pritchett on the Civil War and its legacy. Much of The Right-Hand Shore is set during and after the Civil War, and the wars effects play a role in the book. This program, made possible by a grant from the Delaware Humanities Forum, will be held on Tuesday, March 28, at 6:30 p.m. and is free open to the public. The second event is a book discussion of The Right-Hand Shore at the Laurel Public Library on Monday, April 3, at 6 p.m. The conversation will include reviewing the book, including the role of the Civil War and its aftermath, plus viewing a reading by Christopher Tilghman. Through a grant from the Delaware Division of Libraries, Western Sussex Libraries is sponsoring an author luncheon and writing seminar at noon on Thursday, April 6, at Heritage Shores in Bridgeville. During the luncheon, Tilghman will discuss The Right-Hand Shore and answer questions from attendees. Tickets are required, and a limited supply is available at the Laurel Public Library. The writing seminar, held at Seaford High School at 6 p.m., will include guidance from Tilghman about the writing process for those interested in writing. The seminar is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to attend any events in which they are interested.

Easter Candy Drive The VFW Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 is conducting an Easter Candy Drive for our overseas adopted unit from March 1 to April 1. The following items are needed: all flavors of jelly beans, all colors of Easter Peeps (chicks and rabbits), candy Easter corn, hard shelled marshmallow Easter eggs, Easter cookies in boxes or tins, and any other Easter candy that does not melt. No chocolate. Donations may be delivered to Secretary Dr. Michaele S. Russell.For more information, contact President Margo Ellers at 302-883-4922 or Secretary Russell at 302-349-4220.

Spaghetti Dinner Greenwood Memorial VFW Auxiliary Post 7478 will host a Spaghetti Dinner at the Post, 2 Governors Ave., Greenwood, on Saturday, March 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. or sold out. The menu will include bread, spaghetti (with or without meat), salad, and cake for dessert.Coffee and bottled water are included in the ticket price. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 4 to 11, and free for children ages 3 and under.Carry-outs are available. Anyone bringing two new boxes of Easter Peeps in any color for the Easter baskets of candy being sent to the troops will get $1 off one ticket. This special offer is for one deal per ticket. For more information, contact President Margo Ellers at 302-883-4922 (cell).

Pie eating contest April 1 Since April 1 is the day for fools and fun, the Greenwood Memorial VFW Auxiliary Post 7478 will hold an old-fashioned pie eating contest at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, in the Post Pavilion at 2 Governors Ave., Greenwood. There are two age categories: Group A includes 9th graders to adults and the entry fee is $20.Group B includes any middle school student from grades five through eight and the entry fee is $10. Contestants must enter by Wednesday, March 29, in order to insure that there are enough pies for each contestant. All entry fees are non-refundable and should be sent to:Willard T. Russell, treasurer, 102 Maryland Ave., Greenwood, DE 19950.Checks should be made payable to:Greenwood Memorial VFW Aux. 7478. Please reference Pie Eating Contest on the checks memo line. Each entrant will collect donations from sponsors in a manila envelope and bring their donations to the pie eating contest on April 1.The contestant who finishes eating his/her pie first will win the contest and gets to keep all of the money he/she collected in their prize envelope. Donations from all other contestants will be collected by the Greenwood Memorial VFW Aux. 7478 and the entire proceeds will be given to the VFW National Home for Children in Eaton Rapids, Mich. The more an entrant collects the bigger the prize money is! For more information, contact Pres. Margo Ellers at 883-4922 or Sec. Russell at 349-4220.

Community Kick Butts Day The community is invited to participate in the annual Kick Butts Day on Saturday, March 18. The event will kick off at 8 a.m. with a cigarette butt clean-up at the Georgetown Circle followed by activities, prevention workshops, and health fair at the First State Community Action Agency from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Youth will enjoy a day filled with fun activities and education, receive valuable information about tobacco-use, and have the opportunity to present their own anti-tobacco messages to their parents and peers. The event is free and open to all youth to participate.Lunch will be provided. This event is presented by First State Community Action Agency and the Georgetown Boys & Girls Club in partnership with the American Lung Association. For more information, contact Sandi Hagans at 856-7761, ext. 113 or Renee Hickmanat 856-4903.

Pancake Supper Providence United Methodist Church, 24969 Shortly Rd., Georgetown, will hold a Pancake Supper on Friday, March 17 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Menu includespancakes, sausage, scrapple, scrambled eggs and fried potatoes plus drinks and desserts. Donations welcome. For more information, call 856-6178 or 542-6171.

Land Use Forum In preparation for the drafting of Sussex Countys 2018 Comprehensive Plan, the League of Women Voters of Sussex County, DE (LWVSC) will hold its 12th public forum, Affordable Housing & Substandard Housing Issues, on Wednesday, March 22, from 7 to 9 p.m., in the County Council Chambers, #2 The Circle, Georgetown. Speakers will include: Trish Kelleher, executive director, Delaware Housing Coalition and the Sussex County Housing Alliance; Melody Taylor, Housing and Urban Development branch chief for Region II and Sussex native; and Brad Whaley, director of Sussex Countys Fair Housing Compliance Department. Following the presentations is a 45-minute moderated Q&A session with questions submitted by the public. Trish Kelleher will address the overall problem of the housing issues currently faced by Sussex residents. Melody Taylor will discuss what other jurisdictions are doing to address similar problems, as well as what strategies and ordinances are recommended for Sussex County Council to consider in preparing for the 2018 Comprehensive Plan. Brad Whaley focus on the role of the Sussex Community Development Office in supporting affordable housing initiatives.Throughout, the importance of the publics role in drafting Sussex Countys 2018 Comp Plan will be stressed. Visit www.sussexlwv.org for more information, as well as to view prior forum presentations.

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. 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.

Vermont, New Hampshire AARP #1276 is planning a trip to Vermont and New Hampshirefor June 11-15; The Hills are Alive. For more information and a brochure, contact E. Seaton at 410-742-6684. Alumni Association offers trips The Delmar Alumni Association is offering the following trips for members, family and friends. Trips include:
  • Saturday, June 10- New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles in New York - $96.
  • Saturday, June 17- Vegas Legends, American Music Theatre, Lancaster, Pa. - $79.
  • Thursday, October 19- The Buddy Holly Story, Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Lancaster, Pa. - $95.
  • Thursday, October 26- Sex, Please. Were 60, Rainbow Comedy Playhouse, Lancaster, Pa. - $95.
  • Wednesday, December 13- Miracle on 34th Street, Tobeys Dinner Theatre, Columbia, Md. $99.50.
  • For more information and reservations, contact Dot Wolfgang at 302-846-2366.

Trip to Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Trip - Sept. 17-23 - Must have a passport. Cost: $1,265 per person/doubles. First payment due by April 1, to reserve your seats. This trip is fully escorted and will provide tours of the various attractions and sites. Included are six breakfasts and six dinners. Overnight in Portland, Maine, then 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 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, 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. Also a chance to learn the history about more well-to-do families. Continue on to Portland for dinner and overnight lodging before returning home 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.

Trip to Wheeling, WV Trip to Wheeling, WV - Dec. 13-15, Cost $359/ per person/doubles. Travel to Wheeling to see the Christmas Festival of Lights Celebration. Admission to Oglebay Park to watch the Winter Fantasy Display featuring a laser light show, model train exhibit, gingerbread houses and a miniature holiday village. Later have a dinner Christmas show and then return to Oglebay Park to view the Festival of Lights after dark. Next day a guided tour of Colonel Oglebays Mansion Museum and the Wymer General Store filled with thousands of items from the past. A visit to the Glass Museum & Artisan Center features over 3,000 examples of Wheeling glass from 1829-1939. Enjoy trip downtown to the Wheeling Centre Market before visiting the 1892 Eckhart House. Before returning to your motel, stop at Wheeling Island Racetrack & Gaming Center and receive a bonus package followed by a stop at the Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum before heading back home. For more information, call 629-7180.

VVA meeting The Sussex County Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter 1105 will hold its monthly meeting from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, at Amvets Post 2, Long Neck Road, Millsboro. Executive board members will meet prior to the meeting at 1130 a.m.Included on the agenda is the election of chapter officers. For information, call 302-542-3889.

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.

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.

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.

NARFE meeting NARFE (National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees) Western Sussex Chapter 1992 will meet at noon on Monday, March 20, at Pizza King, Seaford. Speaker will be Dr. Gary Wray, president of the Fort Miles Historical Society.

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.

Explore your ancestry with SCGS The Sussex County Genealogical Society (SCGS), an organization dedicated to promoting genealogy and education to encourage and instruct in genealogical research, can help you search your ancestry. SCGS holds monthly membership meetings from September to May that feature informative presentations. General meetings take place on the third Saturday of each month at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. Visitors are welcome. For more information, visit www.scgsdelaware.org.

Seaford Chapter of Widowed Persons The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting at noon on Tuesday, March 21, at the Stargate Diner in Seaford. The planned guest speaker is Arlene Snyder speaking on Medicare. Widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.

Airport Advisory Committee meeting The Delaware Coastal Airport Advisory Committee meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, Delaware Coastal Airport, 21911 Rudder Ln., Georgetown. The meeting is open to the public.

Republican Womens Club meeting The Seaford Republican Womens Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, at Pizza King in Seaford.Speaker will be travel agent Barbara Stetzer. Everyone is invited.

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.

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.