Bulletin Board
Friday, May 26, 2017
Summer Food Service Program

The Seaford School District is participating in the 2017 Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
Meals will be provided, on a first come, first served basis, at the sites and times as follows: Seaford High School – breakfast - 7:50–8:20 a.m. and lunch - 11:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m.; Blades Park – lunch - 10:30–11 a.m.; Mobile Gardens – lunch - 11:15–11:45 a.m.; Mt. Olivet Church – lunch - Noon to 1 p.m.; Seaford Presbyterian Church - lunch - Noon to 1 p.m.; Miracle Revival Center - lunch - Noon to 1 p.m.; Christ Lutheran Church - lunch - Noon to 1 p.m.; Seaford Public Library – lunch - 12:15–12:45 p.m.; Clarence Street Church of God –lunch - 1-3 p.m.; St. John’s UMC – lunch - 2-2:30 p.m.; Miracle Revival Center – afternoon snack - 2:30-3 p.m.; Christ Lutheran Church – afternoon snack - 2:30–3 p.m.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

Expressions of Joy concert

Friends Free Concert Series presents Expressions of Joy, Small Harp Ensemble, sponsored by Soroptimist of Seaford, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 11, in the Woodruff Room of the Seaford District Library, 600 N. Market St. Ext., Seaford. Friends of the Seaford District Library are hosting the concert and will provide refreshments. For more information, call the library at 629-2524.

Gallery 107 classes for June

The following classes are scheduled for June at Seaford Gallery 107. Details are provided online at nanticokeriverartscouncil.org/Classes.html.
The Gallery, which is located in Seaford at 324 High St., is open from 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
Saturday, June 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Children’s Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 6-9, $40 includes supplies and light lunch.
Saturday, June 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Children’s Art Class with Karen Owens, ages 10-14, $40 includes supplies and light lunch.
Call Karen at 236-7226 or email ework53@yahoo.com for more information.
Ongoing classes
Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon - Canvas and Coffee with Tammy Kearney and Nancy Laprad, $5.
Future classes
Impressionistic Oil Painting with Linda Steere - 3 to 5:30 p.m. - Saturdays: July 8, 15, 22, 29 and Aug. 5, 12.
Learn the unique painting techniques of the Impressionist painters such as Monet and Renoir. The only prerequisite is a love of oil painting combined with some basic drawing skills. $100 for members, $120 for future members.
Contact Linda at Steere8@comcast.net for more information. Please sign up at least a week in advance at Gallery 107.

‘Through the Garden Gate’ tour

The Spade & Trowel Garden Club will present a “Through the Garden Gate” tour of eight gardens in the Seaford area on Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with lunch, a plant sale and garden-related merchandise from other vendors at Nanticoke Yacht Club.
Net proceeds will be used for club projects such as scholarships and downtown beautification. Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 day of. Lunch is $10 and should be reserved before May 31.
Tickets are available from club members or at Gallery 107 or RE/MAX in Seaford. Or, call 629-4778.

Designer Bag Bingo

Seaford Elks Lodge #2458 will hold a designer bag bingo on Sunday, June 4, at 8846 Elks Rd, Seaford. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., play starts at 2 p.m.; tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Only 150 tickets will be sold. Tickets include a meal.
To purchase tickets, call 302-745-8500 or 302-629-2458.

Expressions of Joy to perform

Expressions of Joy Harp Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6, at St. John’s U.M. Church, Seaford. A variety of styles of music will be performed by the ensemble and soloists.  Free admission. Call 443-359-0186 for information.

Block Party

The Laurel Public Library will host its second annual block party on Saturday, June 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The festivities will include a variety of fun activities for families and individuals of all ages. Live music, food, games, local organizations, and more are just some of the exciting events in store.
The kick-off for the library’s Summer Reading Program for youth and Summer Reading Club for adults will also be held during the block party. Additionally, free health screenings and information will be available.
Call 875-3184 with questions or for more information. All events are free and open to the public.

1940’s Dance Party

The Twinkle Dance Club of Laurel will host a 1940’s themed Dinner/Dance on Saturday, June 24 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. Cut a rug to the Big Band sounds provided by the Keynotes. Join us for a swing dance lesson before dinner. There will be a large variety of dance styles for your enjoyment. Dancers of all abilities are welcomed. Dress code is 1940’s style fashion or patriotic red, white and blue.
Must be at least 21 to attend. A cash bar will be provided by the Legion. Prizes awarded for best costume, trivia contest winner, 50/50 drawing. Cost is $30 per person.  Reservations must be made by June 17. Please make reservations early as tickets are limited for this event. No tickets will be sold at the door. For tickets, call Edith Snedecor at 877-0618. Visit our Facebook page, Twinkle Club, Laurel, DE or our website, www.twinkleclub.org.

Trap Pond Summer Concert Series

Trap Pond State Park in Laurel will hold concerts on Saturdays from May 27 through Labor Day, Sept. 2 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call the concert hotline at 875-5163.
May 27-Lower Case Blues
June 3-Charlie and the Cooltones
June 10-Free Range
June 17-Stone Jack Ballers
June 24-Alex and Shiloh
July 1-Apex Revolution
July 8-New Direction Band
July 15-Charlie and the Cooltones
July 22-Zodiac Jack
July 29-Sara Ann Garrison
Aug. 5-The Reminders
Sept. 2-Second Chance Blues

Laurel Library Special Events

The Laurel Public Library is excited to offer a series of four yoga classes for adults: Yoga with Bonnie.
Yoga instructor Bonnie Hernandez will lead participants in various yoga movements. The practice of yoga has many benefits, and attendees will enjoy its calming effects. Yoga with Bonnie will be held at the library from 5 to 6 p.m. on Mondays, June 5 and 12. The class is free and open to the public. Attendees are asked to bring a yoga mat or beach towel.
Following the last session, the library will resume offering its weekly yoga class, Yoga 4 You, on Mondays, beginning Monday, June 19, at 5 p.m. The sessions will feature a video-led yoga session. This program is also free and open to the public. No materials are required; registration is not required.

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.
The last class will be held on 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.

Chicken and pork barbecue

The Laurel Ruritan Club will have a chicken and pork rib barbecue on Saturday, May 27, at Nanticoke Immediate Care on Route 13 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. or until they sell out. The cost is $7.50 for chicken dinner or $10 for pork rib dinner. All proceeds will benefit local charities.

Bike-A-Thon is June 3

The Laurel Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the annual Bike-A-Thon and, in collaboration with the Odd Fellows of Laurel Charity Lodge 27, will be selling ½ BBQ chicken, BBQ pulled pork and oyster sandwiches with baked beans, pickle chips and roll, on Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Janosik Park on Broad Creek in Laurel. Beverages and old fashioned homemade ice cream in many flavors by Martha Rebekah Lodge 21 will also be available.

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 Bethel’s 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.

Library Quarter Auction

Tickets are on sale now for the Delmar Public Library’s Quarter Auction on Saturday, May 27, at the Delmar VFW, 200 W. State St., Delmar, Md. Doors open at 5 p.m.; games begin at 6. Tickets are $5 and additional paddles are available at $3 each.
Tickets are available at the library and at the door. All proceeds support the library’s capital campaign.

Class of ‘66 Reunion

The Delmar H.S.1966 class reunion breakfast will be held on June 10, at 9 a.m. at the Delmar Diner. For more information, please call 302 846-9805.

Bridgeville Library

Library closed - Monday, May 29, Memorial Day Special presentation - On Wednesday, May 31 at 6 p.m., the Libraries of Sussex County will present their Summer Concert Series. The featured band for the Bridgeville Library is “Shades of Blue.” For a complete list of concerts being held at other Sussex County libraries through the month of July, visit the Bridgeville Library, our website, or our Facebook page.
Summer Reading Program registration begins - Registration for our 2017 Summer Reading Program, “Build A Better World,” begins Thursday, June 1. Reading logs will be due Thursday, Aug. 10. The reading program has three age groups: birth-11 years, 12-17 years, and 18 years and older. The program will conclude on Saturday, Aug. 12, with our end of Summer Reading Program parties. Stop by the circulation desk to register and pick up your program packet.
The Summer Reading Program will kick-off on Saturday, June 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. during our 3rd Annual Jumpin’ June Jamboree.

Kiwanis Barbecue opens

The Bridgeville Kiwanis Club Chicken Barbecue is now open for the summer every Saturday and Sunday through October on Rt. 404, Seashore Highway, west of Bridgeville at Scott’s Store Road. Proceeds from the stand benefit over 50 community organizations and charities with over $50,000 annually.

Bridgeville Library

Summer Concert Series - On Wednesday, May 31, at 6 p.m., the Libraries of Sussex County present their Summer Concert Series. The featured band for the Bridgeville Library will be “Shades of Blue.” Visit the Bridgeville Library, our website, or our Facebook page for a complete listing of concerts being held at other Sussex County Libraries through July.

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.

Gospel and bluegrass concerts

Delmarva Gospel Music presents The Erwin’s and Paul’s Journey and Dave Morgan in concert on Friday, June 9, at Sam Yoder Farm in Houston at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6. General admission is $23 and tickets can be purchased by calling 302-531-7997 or 302-422-8315, online at delmarvagospel.com or at the door.
Also, join us for a BlueGrass Jamboree at Sam Yoder Farm on Friday, June 23, featuring Flatland Drive, Remington Ryde and Little Roy and Lizzy Long at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 24 will feature Little Roy and Lizzy Long, Flatland Drive, Remington Ride, The Delmarva Ramblers, Lilymay Border and more at noon.
Cost for Friday only is $25, Saturday only $30 and a combo for Friday and Saturday is $45. To purchase tickets, call 302-531-7997 or 302-422-8315, online at delmarvagospel.com or at the door. Camping is also available by calling 302-263-0076.

Chicken BBQ opens

Greenwood Vol. Fire Company Chicken BBQ opened April 21. We will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 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.

Tom Horton to speak

Well known author and environmental advocate Tom Horton will speak at the “Authors on Delmarva” series offered by the Westside Historical Society on Friday, May 26. Horton, a Delmarva native, has been exploring, discovering, and writing about this very special place in which we live for more than 30 years.

The program, at Laytons Chance Winery near Vienna, Md., will begin at 5 p.m., with a meet and greet, followed by Horton’s talk about his latest book and other publications and an opportunity for questions and answers. Guests will have an opportunity to purchase a signed copy of his works, or get autographs for publications they already have. Refreshments will be provided.
This program is free and reservations are not required. For more information, contact Westside Historical Society Director Sylvia Bradley at 410-726-8047 or westsidehistorical@gmail.com or Layton’s Chance Winery at 410-228-1205.

Volunteer for Read Aloud Delaware

Read Aloud Delaware seeks volunteers to read to children - one on one - in local child care centers and schools one to two hours per week. We will train you and work around your schedule. For more information, contact Lisa at 856-2527 or email lisa@readalouddelaware.org.

Annual Art Show

Join us for our Annual Art Show at the Federalsburg Museum, 100 Covey-Williams Alley, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 27. Enjoy wine, cheeses, meatballs, vegetable tray and more. Original paintings by local artist Charles M. Walker will be on display (not for sale). Admission is $10.

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. This month’s date is May 28.
The menu includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, creamed chipped beef, biscuits and sticky buns.

‘Guys-N-Gals’ Event

The Federalsburg Historical Society is sponsoring a “Guys-N-Gals” event on June 3 that will include dinner, bingo and an auction to benefit lighting the water tower in Federalsburg.
Dinner buffet is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and games begin at 7. Twenty game pack plus five door prizes included in admission. Silent auction, tricky tray, five pick a number boards, 50/50, and many surprises. Also a grand prize game, $10 a board for a weekend getaway to the Mount Airy Casino & Resort, Mt. Pocono, Pa.
Tickets may be purchased by contacting Mary Harding at 410-829-1225, Janna Taylor at 443-515-0490, or Judi White at 410-714-0588. Tickets are $35 per person.

Juneteenth Celebration

The Richard Allen School will hold its annual Juneteenth Celebration on the school grounds at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 17. Enjoy a parade, music, food and entertainment and rides for the kids. Rent spaces to sell your goods. For more information, call 858-4467 or email jazz41848@gmail.com or richardallenelementary@yahoo.com.

Cheer Travel Club offers trips

The CHEER Travel Club has two trips planned in June. The public is invited to join all CHEER travel excursions.
A day-outing is Suicide Bridge Restaurant on Thursday, June 15. Choptank Riverboat Co. will host a two-hour lunch cruise. Lunch will feature crab cakes and fried chicken with vegetables, potato and a dessert. Cost is $44 per person, all inclusive. The bus for this day trip will depart the Long Neck CHEER Center (next to Grotto’s in Long Neck) at 9:30 a.m. For reservations, contact Lori Workman at 945-3551.
June 23-29, CHEER will travel to the Canadian Rockies and Glacier National Park. Adventure will abound in Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Columbia Falls, Montana; Fairmont Banff Springs, Alberta; and Icefields Parkway. Cost is $3,399 double occupancy; $3,369 triple occupancy; and $4,249 single occupancy. Bus for the six-day trip will depart from the Ocean View CHEER Center on Cedar Neck Road. To make reservations for this trip, call Yolanda Gallego at 539-2671.

Vermont, New Hampshire

AARP #1276 is planning a trip to Vermont and New Hampshire for June 11-15; “The Hills are Alive.” For more information and a brochure, contact E. Seaton at 410-742-6684.

Finger Lakes Wine & Sail

Nanticoke Senior Center and Curran Travel, Inc. Group Tours & Cruises present Finger Lakes Wine & Sail on Sunday, June 18 to Thursday, June 22.
Package includes round trip motor coach transportation; four nights accommodations at the Holiday Inn Express, Canandaigua, N.Y.; four deluxe continental breakfasts at hotel; four full dinners; narrated Erie Canal Locks Cruise Aboard the Colonial Belle; winery tour and tasting at Arbor Hill Grapery & Deer Run Winery; wine tasting at Belhurst Castle; guided tour of Letchworth State Park; scenic cruise aboard the Canandaigua Lady; tour of Sonnenberg Mansion and Gardens; lunch on your own in Fairport, N.Y.; stop at Sweet Expressions Candy Shop and shopping and browsing in downtown Canandaigua; gambling time at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack; and all baggage handling, taxes and gratuities except chambermaids.
For pricing and reservations, contact the Nanticoke Senior Center at 629-4939.

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. We’re 60,” Rainbow Comedy Playhouse, Lancaster, Pa. - $95.
Wednesday, December 13- “Miracle on 34th Street,” Tobey’s 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.
Portland and Bangor, Maine, then Saint John, New Brunswick. Visit the famous Reversing Falls, travel to Halifax, and stop at Hopewell Rocks.
Next, take 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 Peggy’s Cove and observe the lighthouse built in 1868. Visit 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. Roosevelt’s summer home and retreat at Campobello Island. 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 Noah’s 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 Oglebay’s 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.

Women’s Club picnic

Seaford Republican Women’s Club members will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 25, for their annual picnic at Sally Higgins’ house.

Republican Women’s Club meeting

The Seaford Republican Women’s Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 25, at the Seaford Pizza King. Everyone is welcome.

Overeaters Anonymous

We’ve 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.

Christian Writers Fellowship

Vine and Vessels Christian Writers Fellowship offers support, networking and opportunities to aspiring writers and poets.
If you possess a God-given talent and a passionate desire for writing, this group is for you. Seize this opportunity to grow your creative writing skills and connect with other writers.
Meetings are held on 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.

Sussex County Marines

Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at the VFW Virgil Wilson Post 4961, Middle­ford Road, Seaford.

Corvette Club meeting

The Beachcombers Corvette Club of Southern Delaware meets the first Thursday of each month at the CHEER Center, 20520 Sand Hill Rd., Georgetown.

Ad Hoc Touring Company

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

Broad Creek Grange Meeting

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

Fight against illegal drugs

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

9-12 Delaware Patriots meetings

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

Sussex County Stamp Club

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

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.