Bulletin Board
Thursday, April 09, 2009
 
SEAFORD EVENTS:

Seaford Library
  • The Seaford District Library will be closed on Friday, April 10. We will open for our regular business hours on Monday, April 13.
  • There will be a Seaford Library Board meeting on Monday, April 13 and Tuesday, April 14 at 5:30 p.m.
  • "Lights, Camera, Action!" The Seaford District Library hosts "Movie Night" on Thursday, April 16 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Baby Bookworms, an infant story time, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., no registration required
  • Toddler Tales Story Time, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., no registration required
  • 3-5 Story Time, Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Registration now required, and opens two weeks before the story time date. Call the library for details.
  • Love a good murder mystery? Who is Sam Spade? Find out this and much more with your free copy of The Maltese Falcon written by Dashiell Hammett. Get your copy at the Seaford District Library while supplies last.
  • The Seaford District Library has joined IHOP to raise money for the Library. Eat a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth or Salisbury, Md. IHOP and return an itemized receipt along with a comment card to the Seaford District Library. We must have the comment cards with itemized receipts in order to receive the reimbursement. The Seaford Library will receive 10% of the total receipt.
  • The Seaford District Library hosts a Book Discussion on the "The Maltese Falcon" on Saturday, April 18 at 1 p.m.
  • The "Science and Religion" book discussion will meet on Monday, April 20 at 6 p.m.
  • There will be a Seaford Library Board meeting on Tuesday, April 28 at 5:30 p.m.
For more information on library events call 629-2524.

Relay for Life yard sale Delaware National Bank will hold a yard sale on Saturday, April 11 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Seaford branch located next to Burger King on Route 13. Rain date is Saturday, April 25. We will have various items including clothes, books and toys. Items can be donated at the Seaford branch from April 6-10. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life.

Seaford-walk/run Join us on Saturday, April 25. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. (rain date is Sunday, April 26 at 1 p.m.) We invite you to walk, run, push, pull or pedal around the site of the new library. All funds raised will support the Seaford Library & Cultural Center. Refreshments provided. Collection envelopes may be picked up at the Seaford Library. Participants that raise $50 or more in pledges will receive a complimentary event t-shirt. Prizes will be awarded for the most money raised in various age categories. Questions may be directed to 629-2336.

Luncheon The Member Services Committee of the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce brings you the annual Administrative Professionals' Appreciation Luncheon at noon, Wednesday, April 22, at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. Cost is $20 each - including gratuity. There will be gift bags, buffet lunch, and door prizes. A presentation by: Dr. Warren Chen, Medical Director of Radiology, Nanticoke Health Services. (Women's Health & Prevention; latest developments in early detection of disease.By reservation only - RSVP no later than April 17  name of business, number attending, at $20 each . Make checks payable to the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce. No payments will be accepted at the door. No substitutions are allowed.

Wee Learner Enrollment begins Wee Learner Christian Prepschool is now accepting enrollments for the school year September 2009 to June 2010. Classes are 8:15 to 11:45 a.m. for children ages 3-4; and 12:30 to 4 p.m. for children ages 4-5. You may call the school for an appointment or for more details at 629-6261.

Higher Ground Youth Ministry Centenary United Methodist Church's Higher Ground Youth Ministry is hosting a golf tournament on Saturday, May 16, at Seaford Golf & Country Club. The tournament will raise funds for Higher Ground's mission trip and outreach programs. Registration for the golf tournament is $85 per golfer or $330 for a foursome. Spots are also available for sponsors. The tournament begins at 9:30 a.m. on May 16, register before April 30. Contact Blair Hall at 875-8106 or visit www.highergroundgolf.webs.com for registration or for more information about the tournament.

'Foods for Thought' seminar "Foods for Thought" seminar, presenting the latest research on how nutrition affects mood, memory, learning and behavior will be held April 28, 30 and May 5 and 7, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. An opportunity to mingle and taste delicious healthy foods and participate in interactive break-out sessions each evening. A seminar workbook, including healthy recipes, will be available for $20. This free health seminar is being hosted by the Seaford Seventh-day Adventist Church. Seating is limited so register early. For further information or to make reservations visit www.lifestylematters.net, or call 875-3743 to register with Delta Nichols.

BEDCO Boat Show & Auction BEDCO, operator of the Blades Marina, announces a Boat Show & Auction for May 7, 8 and 9. Those boats being auctioned will be sold on May 9. Applications may be obtained at the marina office or by calling 628-8600.

Fitness classes Come join us in fitness classes: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, at 9 a.m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. We meet in St. John's UMC Fellowship Hall in Seaford. (Sponsored by St. John's but open to the public.) Beginners to intermediate participants are welcome in this fun, faith-filled, co-ed, non-competitive, resistance training, stretching, high/low aerobic class. For more information call Carol Lynch at 629-7539.

LAUREL EVENTS:

Attention Active Duty Veterans The American Legion Post 19 of Laurel is actively recruiting new members for the post. Membership eligibility dates: WWI, April 6, 1917-Nov. 11, 1918; WWII, Dec. 2, 1941-Dec. 31, 1948; Korean War, June 25, 1950-Jan. 31, 1955; Vietnam War, Feb. 28, 1961-May 7, 1975; Lebanon/Grenada, Aug. 24, 1982-July 31, 1984; Panama, Dec. 29, 1989-Jan. 31, 1990; Gulf War, Aug. 2, 1990-Cessation of hostilities as determined by the U.S. Government. Any member serving today is eligible if they are on active duty. Proof of service (DD-214) is required. Call Bettylou Evans, membership chairperson at 875-0167 for more information or fax 875-1943 or send a note of interest with your name, address and phone number to P.O. Box 329, Laurel, DE 19956.

Easter egg hunt Laurel American Legion Post 19 will be holding their Annual Easter egg hunt on Easter Sunday, April 12, at 1:30 p.m. at Laurel Middle School. All children up to age 12 are invited and there will be plenty of candy and prizes for all.

Used book sale The Friends of the Laurel Public Library will hold a used book sale in the library's community room from April 13-18, with hundreds of gently used books for children, teens and adults available. Some CD's, VHS tapes and DVD's will also be available. Hours are Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, noon to 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Hardbacks will be sold for .50 and paperbacks for .25. Proceeds benefit the library's children and teen programs. For more information, call the library at 875-3185.

Hope Lodge oyster roast Hope Lodge #4 will be having an oyster roast at its 6th street location, Laurel, on Saturday, April 18. Oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, and homemade cream of crab soup will be available. This will be the last oyster roast until September. Hours are from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m. All are welcome.

Laurel F.D. Auxiliary fundraiser The Laurel Fire Dept. Auxiliary is currently participating in a fund-raiser sponsored by Avon called, "Bentley the Bear." This fundraiser will continue until May 31. The cost of "Bentley the Bear" is $19.99 and the intention of this fund-raiser is to ask individuals or organizations to consider purchasing a minimum of one of these bears which can be donated to either a local fire department, police department, hospital or nursing-care facility to help put a smile on a child's or senior citizen's face. Your purchase and donation is tax deductible. If you wish to purchase "Bentley the Bear" for yourself or to be donated, contact any member of the Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary, send you check or money order payable to the Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary in the amount of $19.99 to 207 W. Tenth St., Laurel, DE 19956. Include where you would like "Bentley" donated. If you wish to purchase "Bentley" for yourself, include the telephone number where you can be contacted so that you can pick your order up from the Fire Department once it arrives. The Laurel Fire Department Auxiliary is currently seeking new members. Anyone interested in joining, contact any current member of the Auxiliary or leave your contact information by contacting the Laurel Fire Department at 875-3081 and someone will contact you to discuss the application process.

Laurel Chamber seeks food vendors Laurel Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for food vendors for its 4th of July celebration.

AARP Driving Course Laurel Senior Center will have an AARP Refresher Driving Course, on April 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members. To register for the course call 875-2536.

Laurel Lioness bingo Laurel Lioness Vera Bradley bingo will be held Tuesday, April 21, at Laurel Fire Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. Play starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available from any Lioness or call 875-5597. Cost of tickets: advanced sales $20; at door, $25. Many door prizes and refreshments will be available.

Clean-up week The Town of Laurel will be holding a cleanup week for town residents, beginning on Monday, April 20, until Saturday, April 25. Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Residents will be required to bring their garbage, waste, etc. to the dumpster locations and are responsible for unloading their waste into the dumpsters. Items that will not be collected are: hazardous materials, fuel, gas, oil, paint, computers. Town staff will be available to assist those who need assistance with unloading waste. The dumpsters will be located across from town hall in the municipal parking lot, located on Poplar Street. In order to dump the waste, residents are required to bring a picture ID and utility bill showing registered address.

'Laurel Pride in Bloom Month' Since 2007, Mayor John Schwed has declared the month of May, "Laurel Pride in Bloom" month. The Public Works Department makes extra efforts to clean up the town and add new landscaping to the parks. The residents have been encouraged to cleanup by providing extra dumpsters for debris. Traditionally, the third weekend in May is the Laurel High School, Alumni Weekend and St. Philip's Church, Strawberry Festival. This year the library is planning to offer programs throughout the month, highlighting the history and beauty of the town. The Chamber of Commerce will showcase local businesses. The Bank of Delmarva has provided funding for barrels of spring flowers for display throughout the town. Organizations, businesses and residents are encouraged to join these efforts to clean up the town and plant or display spring flowers and wreathes. For additional information, contact the Chamber of Commerce office at 875-9319, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

GREENWOOD EVENTS:

Dinner Club Join us at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. beginning in April and continuing through May for the Greenwood Dinner Club. This will be an evening of fellowship and a delicious dinner entrée, dessert and beverage. Cost for members is $6 and non-members are $8. For menus or more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.

CHEER anniversary The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will celebrate their 35th anniversary on Tuesday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with all day prize bingo and door prizes. The celebration will continue on Wednesday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with musical entertainment by Cathy Gorman, a basket raffle and games after lunch. For more information, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.

Book discussion group Greenwood Library's Bound by Books discussion group will discuss the book, Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson, on Tuesday, April 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The program will be held in the library meeting room and is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served. For a copy of the book, visit the Greenwood Public Library or call Robin Miller at 302-349-5309.

Beginning computer classes Visit the Greenwood Public Library every Wednesday afternoon from 3 to 4 p.m. and learn the basics of a mouse and keyboard in a relaxed atmosphere. Registration is required, so call 349-5309 or come by the library to sign up.

AARP Driver Safety Course There will be a two-day AARP Driver Safety Course at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on Thursday, April 16 and Friday, April 17 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. This basic two-day course is $12 per AARP member and $14 for non-members.For more information or to register, call Susan Welch at 302-349-5237.

BRIDGEVILLE EVENTS:

Community-wide yard sale The Town of Bridgeville hosts a community-wide yard sale on Saturday, May 2, from 7 a.m. until ?. You will find great bargains at many homes throughout the town. Be sure to put Bridgeville on your list of yard sale stops on May 2.

Indoor Yard Sale Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville will hold an Indoor Yard Sale in the Fellowship Hall on Saturday, April 18 from 7 a.m. to noon. For more information, call the church office at 337-7409.

Clean-up day Bridgeville will hold a neighborhood clean-up day on Saturday, May 9. All items must be curbside by 6 a.m., as M-T trash will only go down each street once. Allowable items for pick-up include: furniture, household trash, stoves, and limbs bundled in 4-ft. lengths. Items that will not be picked up include tires, batteries, oil, construction materials, dirt, rocks, bricks, etc. M.T. Trash will have a truck available to pick-up refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners, as long as the freon has been removed.

DELMAR EVENTS:

Troop 174 chicken barbeque The parents of BSA Troop 174, Delmar will hold a chicken barbeque on Saturday, April 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wilmington Trust Bank in Delmar. Dinners are $7 each. Profits help send our scouts to summer camp.

Beef & dumpling dinners The Delmar High School Band hosts an AYCE beef and dumpling dinner at the Delmar VFW on State Street in Delmar on Sunday, April 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. The Delmar Teens Against Cancer Relay for Life Team will host a beef and dumpling dinner at the VFW on Sunday, April 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 for both dinners and include beef and dumplings, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, dessert, tea or coffee. Carry-outs are available. Walk-ins are welcome or call 410-896-3195 for tickets.

Ruritans fish fry The Bi-State Ruritans will sponsor a fish fry on Saturday, April 18 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Melson Church Community Hall, east of Delmar. Cost is $8 per person for fish or chicken, french fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, rolls, iced tea and coffee. Desserts will be available for a nominal fee. A chinese auction is also planned and bidders do not need to be present to win.

SURROUNDING AREAS:

Easter Egg Hunt The VFW Blue Hen Post 6483 and Ladies Auxiliary will host their annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 11 at 10 a.m. Children up to the age of 12 are welcome to participate in this activity. The post home is located in Milford on Williamsville Road just past Southern States. For more information, call 422-4412.

Ride to the Tide planned The Ride to the Tide, a police-escorted motorcycle ride that benefits Special Olympics Delaware, will take place on Sunday morning, April 19. Bikers can depart from the University of Delaware football stadium parking lot at 10:30 a.m. or the Seaford Harley Davidson at 11 a.m. All riders will end at Jake's Seafood Restaurant in Lewes. Jake's will provide a complimentary lunch. Register before April 16 and pay $20 for riders and $15 for passengers. Day-of registration fee is $25 for riders and $20 for passengers. The ride is organized by the Delaware Blue Knights - Chapter 1, and supported by Delaware's Law Enforcement for Special Olympics, Jake's Seafood and WBOC. For more information or to register online, contact Special Olympics Delaware at 302-831-4653 or visit www.sode.org.

Fashion Show planned The Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus will host a fashion show and luncheon on Thursday, April 30 at Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown. Adult Plus+ members and Delaware Tech staff will model the latest spring and summer fashions provided by "That Boutique" of Milford. The program will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost to the public is $19, which includes lunch and the show. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call the Adult Plus+ program office at 302-856-5618.

Heritage Day in Harrington The city of Harrington extends an invitation to all those who would like to participate in its 31st Annual Heritage Day celebration on Saturday, August 28. That includes exhibitors, crafts demonstrators and vendors offering food and other merchandise who would like to reserve space for the day. Planners are also looking for anyone who would like to join the parade  individual marchers, groups, floats, organizations, vehicles, bands and others. For information or entries, call Bill Falasco, Harrington Parks & Recreation, 398-7975.

Rotary plans Pig Pickin' The Hub Club Rotary will hold its fourth annual Pig Pickin' Hoedown on Friday, May 1 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Robbins Paradise Farm on Paradise Alley Road, Harrington. The menu includes pulled pork straight from the roaster; tender, deep fried turkey, and all the fixins. Jay Hoad will provide live music, and Dave Kenton & Friends will perform as guests arrive. There will be silent and live auctions and a 50/50 raffle plus plenty of fun and games. The public is invited to attend. Tickets are $15 and available from any Rotary member or by calling 629-5500. For more information, call 302-398-5194. Proceeds benefit Rotary's variety of local school and community service projects. The Hub Club is a Centennial Rotary Club and represents Harrington, Greenwood and Felton.

'Dining to Decrease Hunger' Join the First State Community Action Agency for the fundraiser event 'Dining to Decrease Hunger', Tuesday, April 14, at the Roadhouse Steak Joint Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach. Take your family, friends, and neighbors out to eat between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. and 10% of the proceeds will be donated to First State's Food Pantry to help feed more individuals and families in need, particularly those with diabetic and other special dietary needs. While there, learn more about our Free Food Assistance program and get information on diabetes and obesity, healthy choices when eating out, and hunger in Delaware. A 50/50 raffle will be held between 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. For more information, contact Kaneisha Trott at 856-7761.

Ruritan Club All-you-can-eat Sunday breakfast buffet served by the Galestown Ruritan Club, on the fourth Sunday of each month October to June, from 7-10 a.m. Cost is $7 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.

TRIPS:

Orioles vs. Yankees game Seaford Recreation Department's annual trip to see the Yankees vs. the Orioles is Friday, May 8. Cost is $55 and includes a ticket to the game and charter bus transportation. To reserve a ticket or for more information, call the office at 629-6809.

Seaford AARP offers trips Seaford AARP Chapter 1084 is offering the following trips to the public. All trips leave from the Peebles parking lot in Seaford. Friday, May 22 - Gettysburg, Pa. - A visit to the Gettysburg Battlefield Visitor's Center and Museum, $79. Visit the galleries at the Visitor's Center and eat lunch at General Pickett's Buffet.
Wednesday, July 1 - Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre, Lancaster, Pa.; $79. After lunch, enjoy a classic musical with songs like "Singin' In The Rain," "All I Do Is Dream Of You" and "You Are My Lucky Star."
Wednesday, Sept. 2 - Rainbow Dinner Theatre, Paradise, Pa., "Uncle Chick's Last Wish"; $70. A comedy that will keep you laughing the entire show.
Sept. 12-18 - Mackinac Island, Mich.; $790 pp, double. Your first stay will be in Frankenmuth, Mich., a beautiful Bavarian town. Take a ferry to Mackinac Island where you will enjoy lunch at the famous Grand Hotel. Enjoy a horse and carriage ride around the island to Arch Rock. Ride thru the Soo Locks and then the Kewadin Shores Casino after a visit in St. Ignace, Mich.
Friday, Oct. 16 - Strasburg, Pa.; $69. Take a ride on the Strasburg railroad, enjoy lunch on board and then visit the train museum.
Nov. 16-20 - Christmas at the Biltmore Estates in Asheville, N.C.; $589 pp, double. Enjoy a candlelight dinner at Deerpark restaurant and a tour of the Biltmore. Also included are a Christmas show at the Carolina Nights Dinner Theater and a Christmas show at the Wohlfahrt Dinner Theater. Visit Chimney Rock Park, Moose Café at the Farmers Market, the Smith McDowell House and take a bus tour of Asheville.
Wednesday, Dec. 2 - American Music Theater to see a Christmas Show; $92. Stop for lunch at Miller's Smorgasbord in Lancaster, Pa. before the show.
For more information, contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.

Theater trips Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus is offering trips with a multi-generational appeal that would be a great experience for grandparents to enjoy with their grandchildren. At the Civic Center in Salisbury, Md. on Friday, April 17, journey into the enchanted forests of "Cirque Dreams" and encounter the strength and power of soaring aerialists, spine binding contortionists and vine swinging characters. On Tuesday, April 21 at Delaware State University in Dover enjoy the touching story of "Silent Boy." The Disney classic "Beauty and the Beast" will premiere at Toby's Theater in Baltimore, Md. on Thursday, April 23. For complete trip information, contact Delaware Tech's Corporate and Community Programs at 302-854-6966.

April trips offered at Del Tech Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus is offering a variety of trips in April. Get ready for a night of pure laughter with "Those Funny Guys" at the Schwartz Center on Friday, April 17. Get on board for the "25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee" at the DuPont Theater on Saturday, April 18. Broaden your horizons with a one-of-a-kind trip on the Potomac Cruise and Luncheon on Tuesday, April 21. The ever-popular Dandy takes you on a round trip, two and a half hour luncheon cruise up the Potomac River. Relive the history of Old Town Alexandria on Tuesday, April 21. This trip allows you to have a day on your own to enjoy cobblestone streets, a tall ship anchored on the waterfront, historic landmarks, and antique shops. Disney's fairy tale love story "Beauty and the Beast" will premiere at Toby's Theater on Thursday, April 23. Take a trip to the Smithsonian on Saturday, April 25. Stroll through the eight museums located on the National Mall between the Washington Monument and the Capitol. Experience the "monumental tour" of the World War II Memorial and much more on Tuesday, April 28. This trip offers a first-rate guided tour of Vietnam, Women in Armed Forces, Einstein, Jefferson, Korean, Lincoln, Iowa Jima and the FDR memorial. Don't miss a unique trip to the United States Botanic Gardens on Thursday, April 30. View rare living plants from around the world and have independent time to explore. For complete trip information, contact Delaware Tech's Corporate and Community Programs at 302-854-6966.

Rails & Trails Escorted motor-coach trip to Waterville Valley, New Hampshire sponsored by the Seaford WPS, Sept. 21-24. Four days and three nights - cost $639 per person, includes lodging, three breakfasts, three dinners, entertainment, cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee, Castle in the clouds, Rock Estates, Mt. Washington Cog Railway, dinner on Lake Winnipesaukee Railroad, Wolfeboro Village, all gratuities, taxes and baggage handling. Or additional information contact Frances Horner at 629-4416.

Horse Expo in Harrington Horses of all kinds will be spotlighted when the 5th Annual Delaware Horse Expo at the State Fairgrounds, Harrington, on Saturday, April 25. The day includes a Parade of Breeds, demonstrations, clinics and seminars as well as a yard sale, vendors, exhibits, activities for kids, a Breyer model horse show and a riding horse sale. Admission is $5 and children 12 and under are free. For registration forms or more information, visit www.delawarehorseexpo.com. Space is available for commercial vendors, non-profit organizations and yard sale participants as well as for entries in the Parade of Breeds or space in the Show Barn. For reservations, call Wayne at 302-270-8999. To consign horses in the Riding Horse Sale, call Frankie at 302-270-4432. For more information about the Breyer event, contact Ingrid at 629-0306.

MEETINGS:

Embroiders' Guild The Sussex Chapter of Embroiders' Guild meets on the second Monday of the month - Sept. through June at 10 a.m. at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. This month it will be April 13. We welcome all levels of stitchers from beginner to advanced. For more information call 410-208-9386. Questions call 302-539-9717.

Ham & turkey shoot The Ellendale Ruritan Club ham and turkey shoot, Saturday, April 25 (rain date May 2) at 11:30 a.m., at Ellendale VFW, on V.F.W. Road. Directions: 1/2 mile south of U.S. 113 and 16 intersection). Refreshments will be available for sale. (If rain dates are cancelled, we will go to next shoot.) For possible cancellations call 302-422-2948 or cell 302-249-7025.

Georgetown AARP Join Georgetown AARP Chapter 5340 at their monthly luncheon meetings held on the first Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Sussex Pines Country Club. For details contact: Dee Richards at 302-841-5066 or Bettie Comer at 302-265-5606.

Weight Loss Club The Slow and Steady Weight Loss Club will hold an open house on Tuesday, April 28 from 11 a.m. to noon at Grace Baptist Church on Atlanta Road in Seaford. Anyone interested in losing weight in a relaxed group setting is invited to join us. Slow and Steady is a non-profit, non-religious weight loss support club open to anyone over 13-years-old. We follow the government's weight loss program at www.Nutrition.gov. For more information, call 410-883-3407 or e-mail ssweightlossclub@yahoo.com.

H.A.P.P.E.N. The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearn's Pond Association for its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization will meet on Thursday, April 9, at 7 p.m., at the Seaford Museum. Among the topics to be discussed will be dam safety, annexation, traffic concerns and the Hearn's Pond spring event. As always, H.A.P.P.E.N. members welcome any group or individual who is interested in attending the meeting.

Widowed persons service The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, April 21, at 12:15 p.m. at the Golden Corral, Salisbury, (302 E. Naylor Mill Road). The planned guest speaker will be Jessica Marine of the Eastern Shore veterinary Hospital. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come join us  we all enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc. that we do.

Delaware Equine Council The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council is Monday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at Harrington Public Library. We are gearing up for the 2009 equine expo on Saturday, April 25 and preparing for upcoming events. Anyone interested in horses is welcome to attend. For more information, call Stan at 302-684-3966.

Seaford Historical Society Because of existing conflicts the Seaford Historical Society Board of Trustees meeting for the month of April will be held on the fourth Monday, April 27 at 7 p.m., instead of the usual third Monday as was originally scheduled. The meeting will be held in the Webb Room of the Seaford Museum.