'Art in the park' The Nanticoke River Arts presents "Art in the Park" on April 12 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Kiwanis Park (Stein Highway across from Rite Aid). Food and entertainment will be provided free of charge. Nanticoke River Arts is an association of local artists that began in the spring of 2007 with a small group of art enthusiasts with a strong desire to share their love for the Arts. Currently, the artisan members create in the following mediums; pen and ink, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, oils, photography, miniature lighthouses, glass art, and wood turnings. For more information contact Lisa G. Massey 629-2444 or Christina Darby 629-4321. Come out and support your local artists!
Indoor yard sale Woodland Methodist Church, Seaford, will hold an indoor yard sale, sponsored by the youth group, on April 5, from 7 a.m. tillÉ? The church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford by the Woodland Ferry House. Breakfast and lunch will be available. Call 629-8775 for more information.
BPW offers scholarships Applications are being accepted for two scholarships offered by the Business and Professional Women's Club (BPW) of Seaford. Graduating seniors in the Delmar, Laurel, Seaford and Woodbridge school districts are eligible to apply for a $1,000 annual award. Applications must be received by BPW by April 14. Application forms are available in the guidance offices of each school and Seaford library. Applications can also be obtained through the chairperson, Mary Ann O'Marrow, 22031 Heritage Farm Road, Bridgeville, DE 19933, 628-0655.
'Victorine Du Pont' program "Victorine Du Pont", a dramatic program, will be presented by historical impersonator Marie Gormley-Tarleton on Tuesday, April 29, 7 p.m., at the Seaford District Library, 402 N. Porter Street. Victorine Du Pont, the oldest child of the founder of the Du Pont Company, recalls her emigration from France and settlement in Delaware. A native of Delaware, former teacher and Hagley Museum guide, Marie Gormley-Tarleton has had access to Victorine Du Pont's personal letters and journals. The program, sponsored by the Friends of the Seaford District Library, will be preceded by a short business meeting and is open to the public.
Blades Fire Hall breakfast There will be an all-you-can-eat breakfast, at the Blades Fire Hall, located at the corner of Cannon and Fifth streets in Blades, April 6, from 8 till 11 a.m. Cost is adults $7, children $3. Sponsored by the Auxiliary and Firemen of the Fire Company. For more information call Jewell Chaffinch at 629-6904. 'The Nanticoke Derby' Nanticoke Health Services will be hosting the 22nd annual dinner and auction on April 19, at the Heritage Shores Clubhouse. This year's theme is "The Nanticoke Derby." Proceeds from the event will benefit the Charity Endowment Prescription Fund and a certified Stroke Center at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Delaware National Bank will be atop the starting gate as the presenting sponsor. The cost to attend is $75 per person. Sponsorship packages are available. For further information and questions contact the Corporate Development office of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 629-6611, ext. 2404.
Centenary Church dinner Centenary United Methodist Church Women will be sponsoring an all-you can-eat chicken and dumpling dinner on Saturday, April 12, from 4-7 p.m. in the dining hall. Adults $8 and children ages 6-12 years are $4, no cost for children under six years of age. Sweets are also available. The church is located at the corners of Market and Poplar streets, Laurel.
Laurel Baptist Church luncheon Laurel Baptist Church will be hosting a free community luncheon (soup and sandwiches) on Saturday, April 19, from noon to 2 p.m. The church is located at 33056 Bi-State Blvd., west side of 13A, approximately 2 miles south of town. For further information, call Shirley at 875-2314.
The Big Book Give Away Free books are too good to miss. On April 19, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Laurel Public Library, the Friends of the Laurel Public Library once again present the "BIG Book GiveAway." Add to your personal library, or try a new author without having to spend money. Your opportunities are only limited by what you can carry home.
Administrative Professionals Day The Laurel Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an Administrative Professionals Day breakfast on Wednesday, April 23, at 7:30 a.m., at St. Philip's Church on Central Avenue. The chamber invites you and your staff to join them for a morning of food and fun, with entertainment by Laurel's own Alexis Hudson, and motivational speaker Susan Rae Baker, author and businesswomen. The cost is $12 per person and tickets may be purchased at the office of Payroll Plus, located at 1014 S. Central Ave. in Laurel.
Preschoolers story time Parents, caregivers and children ages two to five are invited to enjoy stories, songs, poetry, art, science, math, music and fun at the Laurel Public Library's preschool story time. Story time is held every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the Laurel Public Library at 875-3184.
'Between the Lines' workshop Learn to track your lifelong learning experiences, discover new interests, and experiment with new possibilities in your life, by joining the "Between the Lines" journal workshop at the Laurel Public Library on Tuesday, April 8, at 10:15 a.m. Each participant will receive a free copy of the "Between the Lines" journal and become a charter member in this novel program. Sign up ahead of time at the library to guarantee seating. For more information contact, Terry Trujillo at 875-3184.
Vera Bradley Bingo The Laurel Lioness Club is holding a Vera Bradley Bingo on Tuesday, April 22, at 7 p.m. at the Laurel Fire Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available from any Lioness member, or call Linda at 875-4675 or Brenda at 542-3233. Tickets may also be purchased at the door, or are available from His N Hers Hair Stylists, North Dual Highway, Laurel.
Library hosts Norman Scherer On April 12, from 10:30 to 11:30 am, in the Carpenter Community Room, Norman Scherer returns to discuss "Long Term Care Insurance: Is It For You?" Learn how long term care insurance fits into your retirement plan with this comprehensive overview, as well as the pros and cons. Both of these free classes are sponsored by the Delaware Money School and the Laurel Public Library.
Friends of the Bridgeville Library The friends of the Bridgeville Library will be hosting an art auction, "Art For Books & Bricks," on Fri. April 18, at the Bridgeville Banquet Center, to raise funds for the construction of the new Bridgeville Library. The honoree is Jack Lewis, Bridgeville artist and former teacher. A number of his paintings will be offered for sale during the live auction. Preview & silent auction are from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Live auction begins at 7:30 pm. Admission cost is $15. Space is limited. For more information, call Cheryl Gerring at 337-9733.
IHOP family night The friends of the Bridgeville Library have another fundraiser to promote. All you have to do is enjoy a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury IHOP locations. Take and fill out the comment card, staple your receipt to the comment card, then drop them off at these locations: Bridgeville Library, Bridgeville Town Hall, or the Providence Sales Cottage in Heritage Shores. For more information call Pat McDonald at 337-7192
Library hosts Russ Allen The Bridgeville Public Library presents Russ Allen, chairman of the Lewes Historical Societies Gravestone Project. He will be presenting stories on how history is reflected in the cemeteries and make suggestions for pursuing cemetery research, on April 9 at 7 p.m., at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, William Street, Bridgeville. For information, call the library at 337-7401.
Indoor yard sale There will be an indoor yard sale on Saturday, April 19, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Union United Methodist Church - Fellowship Hall, Laws Street, Bridgeville. This will benefit the 2009 Women's Retreat. For more information contact 337-7372 or the church office 337-7409.
Greenwood Tax-Aide AARP Tax-Aide tax preparers will be available at Greenwood Public Library to conduct free tax preparation and e-filing for all taxpayers of all ages. They will be at Greenwood Public Library from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on April 9. Those taking advantage of this free service need to bring all pertinent documentation for their 2007 tax return, a copy of their 2006 tax return and social security cards, for all listed on the return to their scheduled appointment. To make an appointment or for more information, call the Greenwood Public Library at 349-5309. The Greenwood Public Library is located on the corner of Market Street (DE Route 16) and Mill Street, just east of the railroad tracks, Greenwood.
CHEER dinner club Looking for a nice place to have a good dinner? Join us at the Greenwood CHEER Center every Wednesday evening, for our weekly dinner club 5 p.m-7 p.m. This week will be April 9. The CHEER Greenwood Center is located at 12713 Sussex Highway, Greenwood, and the public is welcomed. Each week there will be a delicious dinner offered for the price of $5 per person for individuals over 60+ years. For more information call the center at 302-349-5237 or visit the CHEER website at www.cheerde.com
Hometown Pictures Hometown pictures has returned to the Georgetown Public Library. The exhibit will be open to the public during the normal hours of the library in the conference room. For more information call the Library at 856-7958.
Longaberger Bingo Longaberger Basket and Vera Bradley Bingo will be held Saturday, April 5, at Georgetown Fire Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be available. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 at the door. Call 228-8385 for advance tickets. Benefits DE Diamonds 18U Fastpitch Softball.
Georgetown Library The Georgetown Public Library will hold story time at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday morning with Miss Sherri. The Georgetown Public Library is sponsoring "Popcorn and a Movie" on the first Friday of every month. It will be Friday April 4. For movie title and more information, call the library at 856-7958. The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library will hold its monthly book discussion on Wednesday, April 9. This month discussion will be on Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi. The Georgetown Library will hold Wellness Wednesday on April 16, from 2-4 p.m. For more information call the Consumer Health Librarian at 227-8044. The Georgetown Public Library will be offering a knitting class starting April 21. Pre-registration is required for more information or to register call the library at 856-7958. The Georgetown Public Library will be sponsoring a program on "Consumer Loan Fraud" presented by the State Attorney General's Office on April 22, at 6 p.m. The Georgetown Public Library is holding its bag sale. All the books and VHS tapes one bag can hold for a $1.
Special Olympics The Delmar Lions Club is selling a Longaberger basket with the Delmar's school colors of blue and orange around the rim for $49. There is also a wildcat lid for $30 that can be purchased. All proceeds go to sponsored projects like the visually and hearing impaired and special olympics. For information, call Mildred Riley 846-3846.
Delmar Auxiliary Bingo Bingo featuring Longaberger &Vera Bradley products, will be held April 10, at Delmar Fire Department hall. Doors open at 5:30, games begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, or $25 at the door. Benefits the Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. For information call 875-2195 or 302-846-3314. (This function is in no way affiliated with The Longaberger Company or Vera Bradley.)
Covered dish dinner A covered dish dinner will be held at Bethel Church Community House, Oak Grove, on Saturday, April 19, at 6 p.m. Karaoke music by Jerry Butler will be provided for entertainment. Join us for food and great music. For details call Lucy Slacum at 629-7117 or Jerry Butler 629-6319.
Bethel town-wide yard sale Bethel Historical Society will sponsor a town-wide yard sale, May 17, from 7 a.m. untilÉ? Set-up in your own yard, or central location at corner of Main and First streets. $10 fee will be collected. Scrapple sandwiches and homemade baked goodies will be available at the Community House. This will benefit the Count On Me Club. Any questions call 875-3971.
Ruritan Club breakfast All-you-can-eat Sunday breakfast buffet served by the Galestown Ruritan Club, on the fourth Sunday of each month October to June 7-10 a.m. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 children 6-12 years, at The Galestown, Md. Community Hall, 5833 School House Road. Buffet features blueberry pancakes, eggs, scrapple, sausage, creamed chipped beef, biscuits, potato casserole, hominy, fruit cup, and sticky buns.
Indoor yard sale An indoor yard sale will be held on April 5, from 7 a.m. till noon, at Woodland Methodist Church, sponsored by the youth group. Tables will be available for rent, $10 each. Call 629-8775 for questions. Breakfast and lunch will be available.
Beach Bridal Show Delaware Today and Delaware Bride present the 2nd Annual Beach Bridal Show. The event will be held at Baywood Greens Clubhouse from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 20. Featuring local wedding related vendors and service professionals who can help you to plan your dream wedding. A professionally coordinated fashion show will showcase the latest in wedding attire. There will be free parking at Long Neck Elementary School as well as valet at Baywood. Visit www.delawaretoday.com for tickets, $8 in advance and $10 at the door.
Motorcycle - 'Ride to the Tide' Delaware Law Enforcement for Special Olympics' Ride to the Tide is an 80-mile police escorted motorcycle ride from Newark to Lewes to be held Sunday, April 20. The ride, organized byÊthe Delaware Blue Knights - Chapter 1, will begin at the University of Delaware Football Stadium parking lot at 10:30 a.m. and continue south, stopping for a quick break at the Smyrna Rest Area and ending at Jake's Seafood Restaurant on Rt. 1, just south of Rt. 24 in Lewes. Cost to participate is $20 for riders and $15 for passenger - if registered before April 16. Day-of-registration fee will be $25 for riders and $20 for passengers. Lunch will be provided, courtesy of Jake's Seafood Restaurant. For more information contact Special Olympics Delaware at 302-831-4653 or visit the website at www.sode.org.
Hebron Lodge #14 Basket Bingo I.O.O.F. Hebron Lodge #14 Basket Bingo will be on Wednesday, April 16, Federalsburg, V.F.W. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Games begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Door prize: blanket basket. Raffle: Serving baskets bundle. Refreshments will be available. To order tickets call Rusty Covington at 629-8102. Must be 18 to play.
Georgetown Lions Club meets The Georgetown Lions Club meets at the Sussex County Airport Conference Room, Georgetown, on the second Tuesday of the month from September to May. This month will be April 8. Dinner meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Visiting Lions and potential members are welcomed but are asked to call 302-856-2972 Helen Wilson, or the Rev. Charles Covington phone 302-855-1160 ahead of time.
Friends of Bridgeville Library meet The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will meet on Tuesday, April 8, at the St. Mary's Episcopal Church, William Street, Bridgeville at 7 p.m. The "new" Bridgeville Library will no longer be a dream, but a reality with your support! Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Ruth Skala at 337-3678
S.A.L.T. Council - Seaford Triad The S.A.L.T. (Seniors and Lawmen Together) Council has announced that their monthly meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. This month it will be on April 9, in the Sussex County Administration Office just south of the Wilmington Trust Bank on Rt. 113. The Council invites any individuals, organizations, agencies and police departments concerned with the welfare of senior citizens to send a representative to attend these meetings. Come and share your programs and knowledge, as well as your concerns. The Council is an Advisory Committee for the following Triad: Seaford Triad meets the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Nanticoke Senior Center in Seaford. These meetings are held to discuss the safety and well being of seniors and are open to the public. For additional information, contact president Al Hahn at 436-2157.
AARP membership meeting AARP Seaford Chapter #1084 of western Sussex County will meet Thursday, April 10, at Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall, in Seaford, at 1:30 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Don Minnich, from the Delaware Emergency Mgt. Agency. He will show and tell us how to protect ourselves during a disaster and will be handing out federal material disaster kits. Guests, 50 years or older, are welcome and invited to join in refreshments and conversation after the meeting. For information regarding membership to this state chapter, call Helen at 875-5086.
Acorn Club meeting The G.F.W.C. - Acorn Club of Seaford is having a business meeting at the Seaford Library on April 10, at 7:30 p.m. The hostess is Helen Russell and her committee.
Olde Seaford Block Watch Dinner Olde Seaford Block Watch invites members and concerned citizens to a covered dish dinner, Thursday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m., at the Seaford Police Station. Arlene Marvel from U. of D. Extension office will speak on "Beautifying with flowers." Drinks and desserts will be furnished. Mark your calendar now and support your neighborhood.
'Knifty Knitters' meet The "Knifty Knitters" chapter of the Knitters Guild Association will be meeting the first Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the CHEER Community Center in Georgetown. Call 302-732-6495 for further details.
July 4th meetings Laurel July 4th meetings are set for the following days: April 21, May 19, June 2, June 9, June 16, June 23 and June 30. They begin at 5 p.m. and are held at the Laurel Chamber Office.
Georgetown Lions dinner meeting The Georgetown Lions Club dinner meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, at Calvary Baptist Church, Route 113, Georgetown. Jeff Merritt, assistant director for the Eastern Shore Chapter Harley Owners Group and the coordinator for "Operation We Care," will be the guest speaker. The group regularly mails care packages to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Visiting Lions and potential members are welcomed but should call Helen Wilson at 856-2972 or the Rev. Charles Covington at 855-1160.
Widowed Persons Service meet The Seaford Chapter Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, April 15, at 12:15 p.m. at the Golden Corral. The planned guest speaker will be Erin Steele, marketing director for the Methodist Manor house. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.
Equine Council meet Next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council will be Monday, April 21, at 7 p.m. in the Harrington Public Library recap of Dinner/Dance/Auction, usage of Mascot "Liberty," and up and coming events. All those interested in horses are welcome. For more info contact Stan 684-3966.
The 'Delaware Grays' meet The "Delaware Grays", Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 2068 meets the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Seaford Library Conference Room. Next meeting will be April 7, male descendants of Confederate soldiers are invited to join. Memberships for non-descendants are also available. For more information visit www.DESCV.org.
Marine Corps meeting The Marine Corps League meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin in Seaford.
Orchid Hobbyists meet Orchid Hobbyists of Delmarva will meet on the third Sunday of each month September through June, from 2-5 p.m. Come join our group with a common interest in all things orchid. There will be lectures, demonstrations, slide shows, cultural information and question and answer sessions. Everyone is welcome. Annual membership is $15 per family. For more information, contact either: Luther Shultz 410-341-6058, or Mary Jo Marshall 410-822-3941.
Coast Guard Auxiliary Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 for details.
AARP Chapter #5340 meet Georgetown's AARP Chapter #5340 will meet April 7, at Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown with luncheon at noon. Guest speaker is Charles Paparella WBOC TV "Travels with Charlie." Mr. Paparella will bring his famous banjo for a sing along. Cost of the lunch is $15 per person. Call Anita Wright 302-856-6215 for reservations. New members are welcome.
Cancer support group The Wellness Community-Delaware is offering a support group for people affected by cancer and their loved ones at the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. The group meets at the Cancer Care Center on the second Monday of the month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. To register for this program or for more information call Kaye or Lori at 645-9150. All programs at The Wellness Community are free of charge for people affected by cancer and their loved ones.
Sight and sound trip A bus trip to see "Daniel and the Lions' Den" at the Millennium Theatre will be on Thursday, April 24. Cost is $92 per person for show and buffet at Hershey Farms Restaurant. Departure will be from St. George's United Methodist Church parking lot at 6:30 a.m. For more information, call 846-2301 or 875-7645.
Laurel Senior Center trip Laurel Senior Center is planning a trip to Branson, Mo., on May 17-25. Cost is $735 per person (double occupancy). It includes nine days, eight nights, 14 meals, and seven fabulous Branson shows. For more information call 875-2536.
Senior Center trips Nanticoke Senior Center's Nashville and Memphis trip will take place on Sunday, Sept. 14 to Saturday Sept. 20. Cost is $850 double occupancy. Some of the sights you will see are Graceland, Grand Ole; Opry, and Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum. For further information, call 629-4939. Trip includes motor coach transportation, tip for bus driver, snacks from center, dinner theatre. For questions and sign-ups call 629-4939.
AARP Chapter #915 trips Colorado, June 20-30, cost is $879 per person. Call 410-822-2314. Branson, Mo - Sept. 13-20, cost is $875 per person. Call 410-822-2314. New England/Vermont, NH, Boston and Salem, Oct. 13-19, cost is $1085 double, and $1335 single. Call 410-673-7856. Myrtle Beach - Nov. 10-13, cost $430 per person. Call 410-754-8588. Bus trips for 2008- New York Day Trip - May 24, cost $42 per person. Call 410-754-8588 Azalea Festival, Norfolk, Va., April 17-20, cost is $489. Call 410-822-2314. Hamptons, N.Y., May 16-18, cost is $480 double and $675 for singles. Call 410-673-7856.
Seaford Recreation trips On Saturday, May 17 a trip to the Inner Harbor is planned. Bus leaves at 8 a.m. and leaves Baltimore at 4 p.m. Cost is $20. On Friday, Aug. 22 Yankees vs. Orioles - Trip to Camden Yards is planned. Bus will leave at 4 p.m. Game time is 7 p.m. Cost is $52.
AARP Chapter #1084 trips Upcoming Day Trips June 24 - Naval Academy & Harbor Cruise. Lunch included at Phillips. Cost is $64. July 23 - Rainbow Dinner Theatre, "Hold That Thought." Cost is $67. West Virginia train ride Ride the Rails to West Virginia on May 21-23, 3 days-2 nights, cost is $420 (Double). Included are: 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 1 box lunch. Enjoy a bus ride through the Allegheny Mountains and a stop at Backbone Mt. Windmill Farms before going on to Thomas, W. Va., for some shopping time. Arrive at Canaan Valley Resort for dinner and lodging. Day 2, you ride The Cheat Mountain Salamander from Elkins, W.Va., to High Falls where you can exit the train for pictures and a view of the Appalachian Mountains. Also, ride the Durbin Rocket along the Greenbrier River, to a vintage depot for dinner. Day 3, a visit to Blackwater Falls State Park before departing for home. Contact Rose Wheaton, 629-7180. Cancellation insurance available for $36.
Longaberger bus trip The Midnight Madness travel team will be heading to Ohio to visit the basket capital of the world - Longaberger on April 10-12. Includes tour of Longaberger's home office, homestead, factory store and Dresden, Ohio. Longaberger will be hosting their annual "Spring Fling" during the trip, which includes numerous vendors and dash for baskets. Each guest will receive a Longaberger basket filled with goodies, door prizes and lodging. Pre-registration required. For information call 245-8842 or email RGMorris93@comcast.net.
Bus Trip to Wax Museum There will be a bus trip on April 26 to the Great Black Wax Museum, Lexington Market, Patapsco Flea Market and the Cactus Willie Buffet. The cost is $20, children under 12 years are $10. Sponsored by Pastor Joseph Scurry. For more information, contact Pastor Scurry (bus driver) at 302-344-9706 or Miss Paris Twyman, 410-754-9135. Bus pick-up locations are: Easton, Md., Denny's; Federalsburg, Md. S & S Market; Seaford, Big Lots; Cambridge, Wal-Mart. No refund. Money due by April 19.