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.
Seaford Gallery 107 art classes The following classes will be held in April at Gallery 107 in Seaford. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html. The Gallery is located at 324 High St., Seaford. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Classes are conducted around the corner at 105 Pine St.
Special classes Impressionistic Oil Painting with Linda Steere - Learn how to oil paint like the French Impressionists Ñ Monet, Degas, Renoir. Come out and enjoy a few hours of fun with other creative artists while learning to add pizazz to your paintings. Tuesdays, 1-3:30 p.m. - 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9 ($100 members/$120 future members) Saturdays, 3-5:30 p.m. - 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27 ($100 members/$120 future members)
Ongoing classes Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad - Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon, $5
Bingo to benefit Alzheimers The Lofland Center Alzheimers Association Memory Walk Team will host a LuLaRoe Bingo at the Seaford Moose Lodge on Alt. 13 (behind Lowes) on Thursday, April 13. Doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo starts at 7. Twenty games of bingo, a silent auction and door prizes. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Must be 18 to play. Each game winner will be given a voucher to shop from the rack of that games prize after games 10 and 20. For more information or to reserve your ticket in advance, contact Delores Timmons at 628-3000.
Flapjack Breakfast Fundraiser The Men For Change Ministry will host their 2nd annual Flapjack Breakfast Fundraiser at Applebees in Seaford, on Saturday, April 15, from 8 to 10 a.m. Proceeds will be used to benefit programs and projects to help areayouth engage in a healthy and positive lifestyle. Fortickets, which are $7 per person, call David Ricks Sr. at 443-786-5182 or Sherwood Sharp at 410-422-2599.
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.
Boy Scout Spaghetti Dinner Boy Scout Troop 182 will hold a spghetti dinner from 4-7 p.m. at the Mt. Olivet Church Fellowship Hall, 315 High St. in Seaford on Saturday, April 22. The menu will include spaghetti, meatballs, sauce, applesauce and rolls. Beverages will be iced and hot tea, coffee, drink mix and water. Desserts will be sold in 25-cent portions. Buy your tickets now from any of our scouts or drop by and pay at the door. Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for children 5 to 10 and free for children under 5. Dine in with us or take out. The proceeds will go toward replacing aged and damaged camping equipment and to help with camping costs. We are also collecting United States flags that need to be retired. You can bring them to the collection box at the spaghetti dinner, stop by our meeting on Mondays, 6:30 p.m. at the Mt. Olivet Church or contact Heather at 302-841-2492.
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.
School Board Candidates Forum The Western Sussex Branch of AAUW will sponsor a Seaford School Board Candidates Forum at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, in the Central Elementary School Auditorium, Delaware Place, Seaford. The two candidates running for the five year term beginning July 1, are John Hanenfeld and Michael Kraft. The election will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at Seaford Senior High School.
Sir Rod Dinner and Show The Seaford Moose will be hosting a Sir Rod dinner and show Saturday, April 29. Dinner is from 5 - 7 p.m. and includes oven fried chicken, au gratin potatoes, California Medley, beets, and roll/butter as well as tea, coffee and dessert. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are available now for $25 per person.
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 to Yvette Bourne at 629-5689 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by May 6.Make checks payable to SHS and mail them to 203 High St., Seaford DE 19973.
Scrapple Sandwich Sale The Laurel Boy Scout troop will have a Scrapple Sandwich Sale on Saturday, April 22 from 7 to 11:30 a.m. Hot coffee, fresh roasted peanuts, and the troops famous meat sticks will also be for sale. The boys will also have a scout campsite exhibit set-up. The troop will be set up in the field across from Pizza King on North Central Avenue, Laurel.
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater Join your community in the fight to end cancer. You are cordially invited to the marriage of Miss Stormy Fairweather and Mr. Jethro P. Gizzard on Saturday, April 22. Doors open at 5 p.m. at the Laurel Junction. Til Death Do Us Part is a hilarious comedy/murder mystery that throws two unlikely families together in holy matrimony. Enjoy great theater and great food while benefiting the American Cancer Society. To purchase tickets, visit squareup.com/store/theoasis. For more information or to register, call the Laurel Grill at 875-5906 or email email@example.com. The deadline to purchase tickets is April 17.
Help a Horse Day On Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Changing Fates Equine Rescue of Delaware will celebrate Help a Horse Day.Come hear our story, meet our available horses, ponies and mules, talk with our volunteers and take a tour. Raffle tickets will be sold to win a saddle and light refreshments will be available.
Control Your Financial Destiny The Money School will present a seminar, How to Control Your Own Financial Destiny, at the Laurel Public Library on Thursday, April 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. The session will include a presentation and time to ask questions. Information will be presented on how individuals can build sound investment portfolios, learn basic investment terms and strategies, and determine their investor type. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gregg at 875-3184 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn Ballroom Basics Adults can learn ballroom dancing at the Laurel Public Library with Ballroom Basics, a series of three classes that teach various dances. Each class will be led by an instructor and attendees are encouraged to bring a dancing partner. Classes will be held on April 27, May 11, and May 25 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Classes are free and registration is not required. For more information, contact the library at 875-3184.
Annual Mother/Son Dance The Laurel Pop Warner 2nd Annual Mother/Son Dance will be held on Saturday, April 29 from 5 to 9 p.m., at the Laurel Fire Dept. Banquet Hall. Light refreshments will be served. Come dressed to impress and enjoy a night of dancing and fun. Tickets are $25 for mom and one son; each additional child is $10. Tickets, which must be purchased in advance, are available on the following dates: from 6-7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 17; Wednesday, April 19; and from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 22. Tickets may also be purchased online via PayPal. To purchase online, choose the email address email@example.com and select send via friends and family to avoid additional fees. Doors will be open 15 minutes early the night of the event for will-call tickets or you can meet one of us on a designated ticket sell night to pick up your tickets. If you plan to meet us on one of the designated ticket sale nights, arrangements must be made in advance so that the tickets will be ready for you. If interested in tickets, please see a board member or coach. Contact Crystal at 249-3468, Angela at 462-5138 or Amy at 745-5736.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Richard Elliott at 875-9948. Deadline for applications is April 30.
New pottery exhibit The Bethel Museum is hosting a new visiting exhibit - beautifully designed pottery from Zockoll Pottery in Parsonsburg, Md. - April 9 through June 25. Brent Zockoll established this business in 2013 to provide quality stoneware products. This wheel thrown pottery comes in various glazes and sizes. Unique and whimsical items are available along with personalized pottery which make great gifts. The permanent maritime exhibits showing Bethels boat building history, including the famous Ram, will also be open to enjoy. Several new models of these large sailing vessels have been added to the collection. The Bethel Museum, located at 312 First St., Bethel, is open on the second and fourth Sunday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 858-3840.
Spring Geranium Sale The Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is sponsoring their annual spring geranium sale on Saturday, May 13, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Delmar Fire Dept. Red and pink geraniums are available in 6 pots. Cost is $6 each. Advance sales please, as limited quantities will be available to purchase the day of the sale. All geraniums are to be picked up at the fire department. For more information and to place orders, call 443-493-3153, 443-359-5767, or410-896-3280.
Bridgeville Library Library closings - The Bridgeville Library will be closed on Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15, for the Easter holiday. Adult Craft Night - Our next event is Friday, April 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. Join us for crafts, fun and friendship. We will make a seashell, bead, and sea glass wind chime. Light refreshments will be available. Registration is required by Wednesday, April 19. Contact the circulation desk at 337-7401, ext. 101 to sign up.
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.
Chicken BBQ opens Greenwood Vol. Fire Company Chicken BBQ opens April 21. We will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 21 through Oct. 1. Dinner consists of 1/2 chicken (or two leg quarters), roll, bag of chips and pickles. The price remains $7 per platter. For large orders (25 or more), call 349-5241 at least a week in advance. Thank you for your support.
Southern Gospel Concert Delmarva Gospel Music Association presents The Kingsman Quartet, The Anchorman and The Pine Ridge Boys southern gospel music at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 28, at Woodbridge High School, Greenwood. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $23, can be purchased by calling 531-7997, online at delmarvagospel.com or at the door.
Loyalty Day Program State Representative Dave Wilson will be the guest speaker at the Loyalty Day Program hosted by the Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 and its Auxiliary on Monday, May 1 at 6 p.m. at the Post Home located at 2 Governors Ave., Greenwood. The 1958 Joint Resolution designated the 1st of May of each year as Loyalty Day, a special day for the reaffirmation of loyalty to the United States of America and for the recognition of the heritage of American freedom. The Post will sponsor a nonperishable food drive and cleaning supply drive for a local church charity pantry that evening.Please bring items to the program.
Light refreshments will be served afterward, and the program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact President Margo Ellers at 883-4922 (cell).
Watercolor Art Class for adults The Greenwood Library will not be doing the Shabby Chic Beach Plaques scheduled for Monday, May 8. Due to high demand,we will be doing another Watercolor Art Class identical to the one on Monday, April 10, instead. On Monday, May 8, at 6 p.m., the Greenwood Library will offer a watercolor art class for adults. Local artist Grace Poe will teach techniques of using watercolors to paint a picture of wine being poured into a wine glass. The watercolor wine class is free and open to all ages 16 and older. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required and can be completed by signing up online at www.greenwood.lib.de.us, dropping by the library, or calling 349-5309. For more information, contact Robin Miller at the library at 349-5309.
Grandparents Support Group Autism Delawares Kent-Sussex Grandparent Support Group will meet on Thursday, April 13 from 9 to 10 a.m. at Autism Delaware, 17517 Nassau Commons Blvd., Lewes. Grandparents of children on the spectrum are invited to this free ongoing support group. For more information, message Gail.Hecky@delautism.org or call 644-3410.
Basket Bingo Hebron Lodge #14 of The Independent Order of Odd Fellows will hold Basket Bingo featuring Longaberger baskets and accessories at the Federalsburg VFW on Thursday, April 20. Twenty games, door prizes, raffles and more. Free drinks, chips and pretzels. Sandwiches and desserts will be available to purchase. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games start at 7. Cost is $20 for tickets purchased in advance and $25 at the door. Contact Henry Tifft at 858-7588.
Hobby Fair at Federalsburg Elementary The annual Hobby Fair, which was revived in 2002 after several years absence, will be held at Federalsburg Elementary School on University Avenue, Federalsburg, Md., on Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy adult and childrens exhibits of hobbies and collections.The event is free and refreshments will be available. The Hobby Fair was first held in 1931 and there is a large monument in the schoolyard at the rear of the school with a plaque commemorating the event. For more information, contact Bart Johnson at 443-786-4086 or email@example.com.
Annual Ladies Expo & Luncheon The Nanticoke Indian Association will host its 5th Annual Ladies Expo & Luncheon, Improving the Quality of Life through Positive Change, on Saturday, April 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Cheer Community Center, 20520 Sand Hill Rd., Georgetown. Keynote speaker will be E. Keith Colston, administrative director of the Commission for Indian Affairs in the State of Maryland. Lunch will be catered by Lighthouse Catering with desserts provided by Desserts by Dana. Cost is $20 per person. To RSVP, contact the Nanticoke Indian Center at 945-3400 by Friday, April 14.
Ruritan breakfast buffet The Galestown Ruritan Club will hold a Sunday morning breakfast buffet at the Galestown Community Center, Schoolhouse Road, Galestown, Md., from 7 to 10 a.m. on the last Sunday of each month. Upcoming dates include April 30 and May 28. The menu includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, creamed chipped beef,biscuits and sticky buns.
Mini Golf Tournament First State Community Action Agency will hold its 4th Annual Miniature Golf Tournament at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 16, at Jungle Jims in Rehoboth Beach. Registration, which is $200, is open for a team of four, and includes lunch. Deadline to register is Monday, May 1.Business and individual sponsorship opportunities are available. Proceeds support First States community-based programs benefiting local youth. For more information or to register, contact Kaneisha Trott at 856-7761, ext. 138 or visit www.firststatecaa.org.
Annual Stamp Show The Sussex County Stamp Club will hold its annual Stamp Show on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Milton Fire Hall. This years theme is a Masonic pictorial cancellation from the Georgetown Post Office. This highly collectible, rare Masonic cancel is the first kind ever of this subject in the state, which features Endeavor Lodge No.17 A.F. & A.M. and the 2B1ASK1 program, which means to talk with a person who is a mason or, To Be One Ask One. Cancels represented by Masons were made by early postmasters and are highly sought after. This cancel will be available for a limited time at the Georgetown Post Office and debuts May 20. After a period this cancel will be destroyed and will not be available again. Hourly door prizes donated by local merchants will be given away starting at noon. An entire album collection set will be raffled with pages (stamps not included).Proceeds go to The Milton Food Pantry. The winner does not have to be present to win. The bid board will return, allowing collectors to bid on stamps. Bidders must receive a bid number prior to placing bids. Free stamps and catalogs will be available for kids while supplies last. There will be 10 top stamp dealers by special invitation. Admission is free and refreshments will be available. For more information, visit www.sussexcostampclub.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
For more information and reservations, contact Dot Wolfgang at 302-846-2366.
- 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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or 302-381-6426.
Overeaters Anonymous Weve found freedom from compulsive overeating. Overeaters Anonymous meets every Thursday from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., at the Milford Hospital, Grier Building, Room 207. For more information, call 302-245-3766 or visit www.OA.org.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NARFE meeting NARFE (National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees) Western Sussex Chapter 1992 will meet at noon on Monday, April 17, at Pizza King, Seaford. Seaford Chapter of Widowed Persons The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, April 18 at the Stargate Diner in Seaford at noon. The planned guest speaker is Janet Ivens, hearing instrument specialist. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.
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.
VVA meeting Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter 1105 monthly meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at Amvets Post 2, Long Neck Road, Millsboro.For more information, contact Joe at 542-3889.
Toastmasters Club Southern Delaware Toastmasters Club meets at the Georgetown Public Library at 123 W. Pine Street, 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.
Republican Womens Club meeting The Seaford Republican Womens Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 27, at the Seaford Pizza King. Seaford Mayor David Genshaw and City Manager Dolores Slatcher will be the guest speakers. Everyone is welcome.